Immigration  Issues

Introduction:

Although lately there is some concern about Islamic terrorists entering the U.S. just by walking across the undefended border, this country's primary immigration problem involves Spanish-speaking people immigrating — often illegally — and failing to assimilate into the American mainstream.  Of course, assimilation is much easier for those who learn to speak English.  No reasonable English-speaking person would consider visiting or living in — or sneaking into — Mexico or Central America for more than a few hours without knowing how to speak at least a little Spanish.  The same is true of any other country.  You wouldn't last long in Germany without speaking German.

In my opinion, assimilation is impeded by Spanish-language broadcasting as much as anything else.  If all US radio and TV stations broadcast in English only, immigrants from other countries would be much less comfortable — they would feel like foreigners — and they would have a powerful incentive to learn our language or go home.  That might sound heartless and mean, in the short term, but in the long run we would all be better off.

Consider the story of the Tower of Babel in the 11th chapter of Genesis.  God himself inflicted multi-lingual confusion as punishment in order to keep people from getting any work done.  And it worked.

Of course, if I were living in poverty south of the border, I'd try to move to the U.S. myself.  The United States is such an attractive place that people are abandoning their homelands to sneak into this country any way they can.  But once they do, in my opinion, they should at least learn the language, demonstrate that they will be peaceful and productive members of society, and try to blend in with everybody else.  Otherwise, the great "melting pot" doesn't melt anything.  If there are people who want to come to this country so badly that they'll accept difficult jobs that nobody else wants, that's great, but for everyone's benefit, we should all be able to communicate with one another.

The point of this page is that unrestricted immigration opens the door to terrorists, violent criminals, and people who are only coming here to absorb benefits from the American taxpayer.  Various subtopics are covered on pages of their own, listed below.

President Bush sometimes says that illegal immigrants find work because they'll do "the jobs Americans don't want."  This makes a great sound bite for the evening news, but it is not entirely true.  Hispanic immigrants from dirt-poor countries south of the border are willing to do difficult, dirty, hot, degrading, and/or dangerous work for the minimum wage, or less, and send a substantial portion of their earnings back to their home country.  But employers can't find U.S. citizens to do the work for (at least) two major reasons:  One is a minimum wage that is too high, and the other is the multi-billion dollar welfare state.


Subtopics

Anchor Babies and the Use of Children for Emotional Leverage to Expand Immigration
English as our official language
Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security
Welfare programs attract illegal aliens
The strain on America's health care system
Driver's licenses for illegal aliens?
Traffic accidents involving illegal aliens
Many illegal immigrants were already violent criminals when they arrived
Illegal immigration is a threat to national security
Many Mexicans would prefer to forcibly reclaim the southwestern U.S.



News items and timely commentary:

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Background, overview and recap articles:


Immigration — The left's recruiting tool and deceptive marketing ploy
[#1]   40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes.  This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.  (Donald Trump was right)
[#2]   95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
[#3]   75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
[#4]   Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
[#5]   Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
[#6]   Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
[#7]   The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
[#8]   Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
[#9]   21 radio stations in LA are Spanish-speaking.
[#10]   In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish.  (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth, (and over 90% of California, Florida and New York), results from Immigration.  Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.  But the left feels that pandering to the masses of border crossers will lead to a tantalizing treasure trove of steady stalwart supporters ensuring decades if not generations of liberal control.

No justice for taxpaying Americans.  There are two systems of justice, but it's not so much about race as it is about immigration status.  If you're an American, chances are you get hard time.  If you're an illegal immigrant, you get everything, and I do mean everything, including an EBT card, MassHealth and a Sect. 8 housing certificate.  First, when the "racist" cops say you have the right to remain silent, the illegal says "no habla" English.  He gets a translator.  He claims he's "indigent," so he gets a public defender.  If he's charged with OUI, the public defender hires a psychologist (also on the taxpayers' dime) to say that the illegal immigrant "lacks the enzyme" to metabolize alcohol and thus can't be held accountable for killing some gringo.  But the real double standard kicks in when the undocumented Democrat gets to the courtroom.  A taxpaying American can only dream of the kid-gloves treatment these Third World fiends get.

Open Borders Are Not Libertarian So Long As America Is A Welfare State.  "Progressives" have been calling for unrestricted immigration, for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for granting voting rights to illegal immigrants.  "Open borders" advocates decry opponents as racist. [...] Slightly over one-fourth of the children in the United States are now either immigrants or the children of immigrants.  Since the total expenditures on public schooling in the U.S. is almost $700 billion per year, this cost is far greater than the GDP gains cited by Dalmia, and greater than the $50 billion she cites for "The Wall."  It's also greater than the annual $104 billion for food stamps, the $46 billion for Section 8 housing programs, or the $30 billion for Aid to Families with Dependent Children for all residents, citizen or non-citizen.  Immigrants also use other social services, but public education for all children residing in the United States is mandatory.  In nineteenth-century America, supposedly with the open borders policies libertarians favor, immigrant children were not legally excluded from the labor market or mandated a public education.

The Republican Party:  Not Much of a Horse But the Only One in the Corral.  The first economic consequence of mass immigration is lower labor costs across the economy, from lettuce pickers to computer programmers, and that pushes historic quantities of money up to America's corporate owners and executives.  The working and middle classes endure the economic downside in the form of fewer jobs and much lower wages.  This has all been discussed ad nauseam before.  But it can't be repeated too often:  Mass immigration has been an economic bonanza for major owners and executives and an economic disaster for the other 80% of the population.

No One Has A 'Right' To Immigrate Into The United States.  Is there a human right to immigrate?  Many defenders of open borders think so.  Individuals, they argue, are entitled to freedom of movement, which entails the right to immigrate from one country to another.  This view has found support in the newly elected president of Mexico, who remarked that there is a "human right" to move to the United States.  This appeal to freedom of movement is dubious argument for a number of reasons.  For starters, freedom of movement is not unlimited:  my freedom of movement does not give me the right to move into your home.

The Left Want to Abolish ICE. What Does That Mean?  ICE is a division within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for immigration enforcement, smuggling investigations, and terrorism prevention.  It's split into several subdivisions, including Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), which actually carries out arrests and deportations, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which tackles drug- and terrorism-related issues.  ICE has about 20,000 employees, with 400 offices and $6 billion in annual funding.  ICE is not the entity directly responsible for policing the border — that is Customs and Border Protection, although ICE does deport some of the people CBP apprehends.  ICE is also not the entity responsible for the recent family separation controversy — that is CBP again, which apprehends immigrants at the border, and the Department of Justice, which prosecutes them.

Invasion U.S.A..  This is no longer immigration, this is an invasion to take advantage of our wealth, culture and resources.  As radio talk show host Michael Savage recently said, "The lifeboat is full." I think it is tipping over.  If a million, or more, armed men crossed our border, or any border, it would be considered an invasion.  Yet, if the same number of men, women and children illegally cross our borders, unarmed, seeking our wealth and playing upon our kindness, we are expected to welcome them with open arms.

Democracy requires borders.  It was telling to watch how Democrats and left-wing commentators responded.  Having shed tears all week about family separation and traumatized children, Trump's opponents began objecting to any detention of families entering the U.S. illegally.  A chorus of critics described the new policy as "handcuffs for all."  An MSNBC host portrayed as a dark "totalitarian" act the very idea of a border guard stopping and arresting an illegal immigrant.  Behind these objections is a premise that goes unstated because it is radical and deeply unpopular.  It is that border enforcement is itself illegitimate.

The Asylum Crisis Is a Security Challenge, Not a Legal Problem.  Congress cannot enact a law that prevents Central American migrants from flooding the border.  Or, one supposes, it can enact a thousand such laws and look on in Canute-like futility as the incursion continues.  Passing laws is not a serious response to a security challenge, and an unserious response always emboldens the challenger.  Outsiders can overwhelm a national border by armed force or, if the nation is not willing to defend its border, by sheer numbers.  Either way, the challenge can be answered only by the deployment of physical barriers and armed force sufficient to deny the onslaught and discourage others from coming.  Only after the crisis is over, after the security threat is contained, can we establish a legal process backed by resources scaled to handle the number of outsiders realistically expected to petition for entry.

The immorality of the open-borders Left.  We have two choices when it comes to border security and interior enforcement.  We can continue telegraphing the message that when you come here with children you are home free.  This will continue fueling the drug crisis, growing MS-13, enriching the drug cartels, inducing sex trafficking and terrible crimes at the border, encouraging illegals to kidnap children to gain admission, and causing death and mayhem on both sides of the border.  Or we could finally deter this behavior by announcing an end to any immigration requests not processed in a controlled environment through our embassy.  If you are concerned about "separating children" and don't support the latter path, then you need to seriously examine your values and priorities.  The entirety of the epidemic-level increase in both drugs and MS-13 began around 2014-2015 with the rise of UACs and the collapse of interior enforcement against criminal alien drug trafficking networks operating in our major cities.  That was all precipitated by the rise of the "dreamer" political movement incentivizing people to come here as children or to bring children here to gain admission through catch-and-release.

The Education America Needs.  We spend billions every year on illegal immigration; that is, on persons who drive down wages even as they contribute nothing to the welfare state from which they derive a great deal.  (Studies estimate that 50 to 60 percent of illegal immigrants receive entitlements.)  Not to mention the many crimes — drug-related and otherwise — that result from such illegal entry.

Pelosi's 'Immoral, Ineffective and Expensive' Argument.  If you try to attend next month's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, you better have a ticket or some other type of pass that allows you to legally enter the facility.  If you don't, you won't get in.  They have built a great big beautiful wall around that field, which, according to the stadium's website, was constructed with $1.129 billion in private and public money.  To enter, you will need to pass through a gate, where people will verify whether you have the right to do so.  Because of this, you can bet almost no one will migrate from other parts of the country or the world to see if they can illegally penetrate the security around the Super Bowl and attend the game for free.  They know they cannot succeed.  So, they will not try.  That will also spare them the misery of standing outside in Minnesota in February.  The NFL [...] is more serious about border security at its stadiums than Congress has been in recent decades about border security in the American southwest.

How to Report Illegal Aliens.  Under federal law, any non-U.S. citizen is an alien.  Aliens who have entered the United States without permission, or who have violated the terms of their admission, are identified under the law as illegal aliens.  That is a fact, not an issue for debate.  It doesn't matter whether someone crossed our nation's borders illegally or overstayed a visa, their presence in the country is illegal which makes them deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The U.S. Has More Immigrants Than Any Other Country.  A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. has more than 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world.  It also takes in about one-fifth of the world's total migrants.  The report looks at trends from 1960 to 2015.  According to the report in 2015 the U.S. hit a record high of 43.2 million immigrants accounting for 13.4% of the population, the same number that is used by the Center of Immigration Studies.  This is four times higher than in 1960 when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for only 5.4% of the population.

The Case Against Immigration.  In the United States, there is strong evidence that the national interest has not been well served by the country's immigration policy over the last five decades.  Even as levels of immigration have approached historic highs, debate on the topic has been subdued, and policymakers and opinion leaders in both parties have tended to overstate the benefits and understate or ignore the costs of immigration.  It would make a great deal of sense for the country to reform its immigration policies by more vigorously enforcing existing laws, and by moving away from the current system, which primarily admits immigrants based on family relationships, toward one based on the interests of Americans.

Law Takes a Holiday.  The law states that foreign nationals cannot enter and permanently reside in the United States without going through a checkpoint and in most cases obtaining a legal visa or green card.  But immigration law has been all but ignored.  Or it was redefined as not committing additional crimes while otherwise violating immigration law.  Then the law was effectively watered down further to allow entering and residing illegally if not committing "serious" crimes.  Now, the adjective "serious" is being redefined as something that does not lead to too many deportations.  The logical end is no immigration law at all — and open borders.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  In 1988 there were 16 million immigrants (including fewer than 1 million illegal aliens) living in the United States.  Today, that number has skyrocketed to 42.4 million (including an estimated 12 million illegal aliens).  This enormous increase (165%) in the immigrant population (while the overall population growth was just 29%) has not only put pressure on a stagnant job market, but also has been a major factor in the decline of median income in the country as well as skyrocketing public spending.  Rather than report the facts, the media chose instead to highlight human-interest stories about the plight of an illegal immigrant family whenever one could be found, to extensively and sympathetically cover immigrant marches and demonstrations, to highlight accusations of alleged xenophobia and intolerance, and generally be an ombudsman for the immigrant population.

These 16 quotes prove America can exclude or deport any immigrant — for any reason.  The ubiquitous notion among the political and legal establishment that there are any constitutional limitations on our sovereign right to exclude any immigrant for any reason is the most dangerous constitutional crisis we are facing in the coming months.  It is one of the reasons why I wrote "Stolen Sovereignty" — as a reminder of our history, traditions, and laws on immigration and sovereignty.  Based on 200 years of case law, the accepted laws of nation states, and the principles of the social compact, popular sovereignty, and jurisdictional sovereignty, the American people — as expressed through their elected representatives — have the right to exclude or deport any non-citizen for any reason.  The prudence of such a move is a political question best dealt with by the political branches of government depending on the situation at hand.  But the courts have absolutely no ability to force the political branches to allow aliens to remain in this country against statutes passed by Congress.  There is no due process for aliens to remain in the country in the same way non-citizens have full due process when facing jail time or indefinite detention.  That is the most settled area of law.  Even those who aren't politically comfortable with exercising this power to the max must concede that it is a dangerous proposition to cede the legal right to exercise that power.

Time for a Complete Halt on All Immigration.  This is a serious proposal — and a necessary one.  Consider:  with the U.S. having a replacement-level fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman, immigration is the only reason our population is increasing.  As to this, our numbers have swelled from 100 million people in 1915 to 200 million in 1968 to 320 million today.  And it's projected they will reach approximately 400 million just after 2050.  Obviously, such growth involves strain on natural resources, social services and infrastructure.  Yet while the Left purports to care about the environment, it also pursues open-border policies with jihadist-like zeal.  But when will enough population be enough?  When it stands at 450 million?  A half billion?  A billion?  The Left likes to push "family planning."  But what about national-family planning?

30 to 40 Million Illegals Can Be Deported.  The first thing to recognize is that the illegal alien problem arose because of the 1987 Reagan Amnesty nearly 30 years ago.  By some estimates, up to 40 million people have entered the USA illegally since that time, so encouraging them to leave may take an extended period of time as well. [...] Somehow, the left and corporatist right have come to believe that our country would collapse without illegal immigration and open borders.  We should remind those bleeding hearts who support the invasion of our country by third-worlders that, for example, fresh produce somehow made its way to market before 1987 without illegals living here.  Note also that countries with strict immigration policies and zero illegal immigration enjoy ample supplies of fruits and vegetables.

Immigration, the Supreme Court and President Obama.  In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison.  Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress.  In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the president and the recipients of the orders, seeking to prevent them from being enforced.

How The Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Driving The United States To Collapse.  Illegal Immigration on its own is already one of the most important threats to the future of the United States, because it reflects a deliberate attempt by our political elite to displace and supplant its native population with one that will always vote for them, remain dependent on welfare, and take jobs from Americans by working "under the table" at wages that American citizens cannot survive on.  This raises a logical question:  if illegal immigration already displaces such a great number of Americans and creates so much controversy and strife, why keep bringing in as many as possible?  A further question to ask is why do so now, as opposed to waiting until the economy is better?  Our nation is nowhere near the point of recovery since nearly 50% of Americans are already on one form or another of government assistance, our nation has an interest rate student loan bubble that will both burst soon, and an economy that is either being outsourced or stolen by thieves with H1B visas.  All of these factors clearly show that our nation is at its breaking point, yet we have a political elite that wishes to first enact unconditional amnesty and then import migrants from shady 3rd world countries.  Any rational observer will realize that adding 13 million MORE welfare, public assistance or student loan recipients may likely cause the entire system to collapse due to inefficiency and a lack of adequate funding.

Chilling Timeline:  Obama's Dismantling of U.S. Immigration Laws.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has recently released a video they call a summary of the "Obama Immigration Policy Timeline Wrecking Ball" which outlines steps Obama has taken from the beginning of his presidency to dismantle enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  The video also shows how Hillary Clinton assisted his actions.  The video is a must see by every American.  It explains what Obama meant when he promised to "fundamentally transform" America.  One of the reasons why President Obama is so concerned about Donald Trump winning the White House in 2016, is because Trump has built his campaign around the promise of stopping illegal immigration and building a wall on the Mexican border.  Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has embraced illegal immigrants, promising to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office and said she will "fight for immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship."  [Video clip]

Illegals in a nutshell
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Timely news and commentary:


'Serial killer' working as border patrol agent suspected of deaths of 4 women.  Texas authorities charged a US Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they called a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended when a fifth woman escaped at a service station and found help.

1-in-7 US residents are immigrants, 44.5 million, most ever.  The percentage of the U.S population that is immigrant has reached the highest level in 107 years, with nearly one-in-seven being foreign born, according to new data from the Census Bureau.  An analysis of the data by the Center for Immigration Studies said that there are 44.5 million legal and illegal immigrants in the country, the highest ever in U.S. history, with the most from Latin America.

US has its highest foreign-born population in over a century.  The United States had the highest share of foreigners living in the country last year since 1910, according to a new analysis of census data.  Immigrants represented 13.7 percent of the population in 2017, up from 13.5 percent in 2015 and the highest percentage since the 14.7 percent in 1910.  Today's immigrants are better educated than their predecessors, and a lot more are Asians, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution released Thursday [9/13/2018].

California DMV Gives Illegal Voters a Surge.  Last week California's Department of Motor Vehicles sent 23,000 "erroneous" voter registrations to the office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who maintains the list of registered voters.  The DMV blamed it technical errors and said none of the erroneous registrations involved undocumented immigrants.  Padilla was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" and the DMV assured him it wouldn't happen again.  Legitimate voters have good reason to believe Padilla was not disappointed but delighted.  The odds are strong that illegals make up most if not all of the newly registered voters.  The registrations of illegals will be happening again, in greater numbers, as the November election approaches.  The day after the 23,000 registrations made news, it emerged that from late April to early August, the DMV registered 182,000 "new voters," with the largest number, 112,000, choosing "no party."  Neither the DMV nor Padilla would explain the numbers but the trend is evident and all by design.

Illegal immigrants cited in theft of 39 million Social Security numbers.  Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were "39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records."  The group said that there is a "thriving black market" used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.

San Fran Green Lights Illegals To Vote.  Our country has twisted itself in knots over the possibility of foreigners (ie:  Russia) having unduly influenced our elections (even though recounts and investigations have confirmed that the outcome was NOT changed by foreign interference).  You'd think that would be reminder enough as to just how precious the individual value of a lawful voter is, and how it must be safeguarded against anything that would erode the value of that one vote.

Mo Brooks:  Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats.  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes.

Spanish-language sample ballots now required in 32 more Florida counties.  A federal judge has ordered 32 counties statewide to provide sample ballots in Spanish to accommodate thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria.  Federal Judge Mark Walker issued an order Friday [9/7/2018], calling English-language ballots a detriment to voters who only speak Spanish.

The Elephant at the Southern Border.  Why do the public discussions of immigration overwhelmingly focus on our Southern border while the influx of almost equal numbers of Asians, Europeans, and Indians goes unnoticed?  Why fixate on Hispanics?  The prevailing explanation, at least the one advanced publicly by Donald Trump and his supporters, is that Hispanic immigrants are disproportionately inclined toward criminality and long-term welfare dependency vis-à-vis other immigrant groups.  The elephant in the room is the low I.Q. of these would-be future Americans.  Specifically, the average I.Q. in central American countries — Honduras 81, El Salvador 81, Guatemala 79, for example — would assign these migrants and their offspring to the "educable" or mildly retarded category in schools, unable to master all but the basics (Mexico might be a small exception with an average I.Q. of 88).

Deportations up 9 percent in 2018; still below Obama peak years.  Immigration arrests and deportations are rising under the Trump administration, according to the latest statistics released Thursday — though they're still far shy of the levels during the peak years of President Obama.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has removed more than 191,000 people through the first nine months of the fiscal year, which is 9 percent higher than the same period in 2017.  Those deportations span both people nabbed at the border by Customs and Border Protection, and in the interior of the U.S. by ICE, where arrests are up 17 percent so far this year.  Of the deportees, nearly all either had criminal records or were defying previous deportation orders.

Trump Deputies Release Rule Closing Obama's 'Flores' Catch-and-Release Loophole.  President Donald Trump's deputies released a draft regulation which will shut the 2015 Flores catch-and-release loophole, and largely end the migration of unskilled Central American laborers into the United States.  The regulation will help Trump fulfill his campaign promise to block illegal migration because it will allow officials to quietly detain migrant families together while judges assess their legal claims.  Few migrants can win their immigration or asylum claims, so the no-release process will likely deter many poor migrants — such as Guatemalan David Xol — from paying smugglers to help them seek jobs in the United States.

ICE raid at Texas company nets more than 100 illegal immigrant arrests, officials say.  More than 100 workers were arrested at a Texas trailer manufacturer Tuesday in a federal immigration raid.  The raid targeting Load Trail Trailers in Sumner netted 160 arrests.  It was at least the second immigration raid targeting the business, the last coming in 2014. At the time, the company paid $445,000 fine for hiring illegal immigrants to work in its plant, officials said.  A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation began after a tip the company was knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, the agency said.  All detainees will be interviewed to determine who remains in custody and who gets humanitarian release, officials said.

Yes, Aliens, Including Illegal Aliens, Vote In Our Elections.  Back in February of 2017 Time Magazine's Wendy Weiser And Douglas Keith published "The Actually True and Provable Facts About Non-Citizen Voting," claiming that "Like voter fraud generally, non-citizen voting is incredibly rare.  Simply put, we already know that ineligible non-citizens do not vote in American elections — including the 2016 election — except at negligible rates."  They based their analysis on state prosecutions of vote fraud, but what they failed to account for was the fact that few states, even those run by Republicans, conduct the kind of investigations necessary to uncover vote Illegal votingfraud, and even fewer elected officials want to risk the charges of racism and vote suppression typically hurled at any official conducting such an investigation.

Top Texas Democrats want to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.  A trio of Democrats running for top offices in Texas want to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.  U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who's challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat, gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, and congressional candidate Veronica Escobar told HuffPost they are in favor of such a move, which the report says would be simpler to implement than abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as some Democrats have demanded.

Texas Dems Call for Decriminalizing Border Crossing.  Crossing the border illegally should no longer be a criminal matter, three Texas Democrats running for national office said over the weekend.  Senate candidate Rob O'Rourke, gubernatorial candidate Lupa [sic] Valdez, and House candidate Veronica Escobar all backed the proposal, the Huffington Post reports.  Illegally crossing the border is currently a criminal act under federal law, with an associated fine and maximum of six months jail time for the first offense.  The Trump administration took advantage of this fact in its "zero tolerance" policy, which required U.S. Attorneys in the border states to charge every violator criminally, rather than waiving prosecution and immediately deporting.

Texas AG Says Dems' Call to Decriminalize Illegal Entry Could 'Cost Lives'.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that a push by three Democrats running for office in the state to decriminalize illegal entry could cost lives.  Paxton said that the issue is "a little scary" and that simply advocating for more open borders could draw more people to cross illegally.  "The reality is we already struggle with this," he said.  "It's going to cost lives if we go down this path."

Cuomo pardons undocumented immigrant ahead of deportation hearing.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued yet another pardon to an undocumented immigrant with a criminal conviction ahead of his deportation hearing Tuesday [8/21/2018].  Harveys Gomez, 39, a Bronx resident and Dominican Republic native, is the latest immigrant to be granted clemency by Cuomo.  Gomez was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance nearly a decade ago and has been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October, despite having completed probation, according to Cuomo's office.  Cuomo's office says Gomez came to the US when he was 8 years old, is openly gay and HIV-positive, is a survivor of childhood sex abuse and "has no family in the Dominican Republic who would be able to support him if deported."

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This is a pitiful story, but even so, the United States is not a repository for all the down-and-out losers in the world.  Those who are likely to become a public charge are inadmissible.

What to Expect if Democrats Win the Midterms.  [Scroll down]  The deluge of sensational news about families separated at the border this summer reveals that immigration will be an existential issue for the Democrats going forward.  Native-born Latinos like me will not be a reliable voting bloc for the left, so they will need constant infusions of Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants.  Democrats need them to enter the USA, get citizenship, and feel indebted to Democrats for at least one or two generations.  There is no way a Democratic Congress will get sworn in without bill after bill trying to institute open borders and an unconditional pathway to citizenship.

More Than 700,000 Overstayed Visas in 2017.  Around 700,000 people overstayed their temporary visas in fiscal year 2017, according to a recently released estimate from the Department of Homeland Security.  Six hundred thousand of these individuals are suspected to have remained in the country, according to DHS, while the other 100,000 or so simply departed after their visas expired.  The 700,000 count represents a tiny fraction of the nearly 53 million people admitted to the United States in FY17.  However, it is 300,000 more people than the number apprehended trying to illegally cross the southwestern border for the same year, indicating that visa overstays represent a more serious source of illegal immigration than border crossers.

Remember how Brazil, Ecuador and Peru condemned Arizona over illegal immigration in 2010?  Remember how Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got piled on by 17 Latin American nations in 2010, condemning her state for attempting to enforce federal immigration law based on the reality that Arizona was being overrun by illegals and the Obama administration was doing nothing?  It was bad enough that the Obama administration sued her state to end the law, something it only did with partial success.  But then Latin states such as Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador joined the fun, piously weighing in to sign on to a highly questionable Friend of the Court brief led by Mexico, condemning Arizona for trying to enforce U.S. immigration law.  Scroll forward to 2018.  Now the shoe is on the other tootsie.  Because right now, those are the very nations pulling up the drawbridge to illegals as their own countries get inundated by vast human waves of Venezuelans flooding over their borders without papers.

Why come to America if they don't want to be Americans?  "They" are preciously called "immigrants," "refugees," "migrants," "undocumented Americans," and other pathetic-sounding names tailored to wrench our hearts — we purportedly cruel, unsympathetic, inhuman Americans.  Luxuriating here, behind our walls of wealth, abundance, and security, we deny them our (stolen) largesse and close up our fat-wracked arms to these noble, sacred, starving, uneducated, illiterate, diseased, violent, and socialist masses from "third-world," countries.

Majority of Foreign Refugees Can't Speak English After Five Years Living in U.S..  The majority of foreign refugees arriving in the United States every year cannot speak English, even after they have lived in the U.S. for five years.  An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies' Jason Richwine and reveals the extent to which assimilation to life in America has failed for the refugee population.  About 58 percent, or nearly 6-in-10 refugees have "below basic" English skills after living in the U.S. for five years.  These unassimilated refugees are sometimes described as "functionally illiterate."  The number of refugees who cannot speak English is far below the native-born population, where 85 percent of Americans are proficient in English.

Nancy Pelosi:  Voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to Illegal Immigrants.  Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in El Paso, Texas, a border city on the US-Mexico divide, that Democrats give "leverage" to illegals.  What an amazing admission!  And, of course, she conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration.

No Borders, No Nation.  With the huge numbers of people who want to come to the United States — often from Third World countries — it should be evident to all Americans that to accommodate them under present conditions in this country would be simply impossible.  First, the country is broke and can't afford the welfare they'd receive.  Second, we are at a point in time where "becoming an American" is no longer important to immigrants (it is more important to retain traditional culture and beliefs), and the country is already riven with dissent as each racial and cultural group tries to get its government-issued preferences.  Third, the country is many hundreds of billions behind in infrastructure repair, without creating loads of new infrastructure necessary for the influx.  And there's more.  Yet Democrats — and globalists in general — are against borders because it's "just not right."

If Hollywood is going to strip Trump of his Walk of Fame star for sexual misconduct then when will Spacey and Cosby lose theirs?  My favourite game in this era of increasingly hysterical Trump-bashing fervor is Whataboutery.  It's a game you can play on your own, or with friends, and involves taking shrieking liberal criticism of President Trump — and applying it to liberal heroes instead.  For example, liberals curl themselves into balls of apoplexy about Trump's draconian tactics to deport illegal immigrants — whilst conveniently overlooking that 'Saint' Barack Obama threw out more than three MILLION people during his tenure, splitting up many families, and earning himself the nickname in Mexico of 'Deporter-in-Chief'.

Now the White House wants to make it harder for LEGAL immigrants to become citizens — if they've ever gotten welfare or used Obamacare.  President Donald Trump's administration is preparing a new proposal that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens if they've ever gotten a welfare check, availed themselves of food stamps, or used Obamacare, it emerged Tuesday [8/7/2018].  The plan is the brainchild of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and would limit the number of migrants who can become American citizens or obtain green cards, NBC News reported.

"I'm Confused": Dem Senator Has No Clue that Illegals Break the Law When Crossing The Border.  On Capitol Hill, ICE official Matthew Albence has to explain to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) that illegal immigrants break the law when crossing the border.  This woman is a Senator?

Immigration is the winning issue.  The Harvard-Harris poll affirmed a survey in June that 73 percent of Americans want immigration reform and 76 percent want secure borders.  The 70 percent who want stricter enforcement of immigration laws include 77 percent of white voters, 53 percent of blacks and, in a mild surprise, 51 percent of Hispanics.  Among the respondents to the poll, a strong, 64 percent majority want illegal immigrants to be sent home, and 53 percent want them prosecuted.

Is ICE melting under pressure from leftists and Democrats?  The ongoing assault on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is truly unhinged from reality.  As one pundit observed of the Left's latest open-borders crusade:  There's more outrage over ICE than ISIS.  Data — and the lack of it — tell a far different story than the screamers in the streets.  Just as the Abolish-ICE crowd conveniently glosses over Barack Obama's migrant detention centers, they ignore the most recently reported deportation numbers.  In fiscal year 2017 (which included four months of the Obama administration), ICE deported 226,119 people, fewer than the previous year's 240,255.  In fiscal 2012, Obama's ICE agents deported 409,849 (still less than 4 percent of the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in this country).

The ACLU Won't Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In.  After all the wailing about the children streaming across our wide-open, wall-less border, there was very little media interest in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday on this very subject.  Knowing facts could interfere with their showboating displays of compassion.  Among the facts journalists might have learned is that, although the Constitution technically gives Congress the power to write laws, it turns out our immigration laws are written by the ACLU.  The children clamoring across our border can't be held for more than 20 days.  This isn't because Congress, after hearings, debate and negotiation, passed a law.  The 20-day rule was the ACLU's innovation.

What part of 'illegal' does Sen. Mazie Hirono not understand?  Democratic senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is "confused" about why illegals get detained by lawmen.  No, really.  Apparently, Democrats have skidded so far downhill that they don't even understand that illegals are here illegally.  As the word says.  Yesterday's [7/31/2018] lovely exchange between a lawyerly Immigration and Customs Enforcement official and Hirono was the proof of it.  After the ICE official had to take the time to school her in basic immigration law, all she could respond with was, "I'm confused."  [Video clip]

'I'm Confused' — ICE Official Takes Democratic Senator To School.  Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono received a quick lesson on U.S. immigration law from ICE official Matthew Albence during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday [7/31/2018].  [Video clip]

Majority of Democrats:  Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote.  A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes.  Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Asylum Rules Would Allow Migrating Foreign Population to Fill Half of Midwest.  New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.  Two asylum rules pushed by Rep. David Price (D-NC) as well as Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and approved by the GOP-majority House Appropriations Committee would allow foreign nationals seeking refuge in the U.S. to migrate based on claims that they are fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence.

The Editor says...
Great.  Everybody's a victim.  What if they bring domestic abuse into this country?  What if they bring gang violence into this country?  What if they're only coming here to be freeloaders?  Where are Price and Yoder going to be when it becomes necessary to round up all these "victims" and throw them out?

Tampa police arrest anti-ICE protesters who were locked together by the neck.  The protest against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement started 12 days ago with a handful of tents set up in front of Tampa's Department of Homeland Security office.  It reached a crescendo Monday morning [7/30/2018] when six protesters bound themselves in pairs at the neck with bicycle locks and parked themselves in front of the office's doors.  Then the anti-ICE demonstration came to a crunching end.  Authorities broke the bicycle locks and arrested the protesters.

Visa Overstays make up 2/3rds of the Annual Increase of Illegal Aliens.  Florida politicians have promised to implement e-Verify statewide.  They have not.  A recent study shows that Florida ranks third in the number of visa overstays.

Beggars can't be choosers — without a lawyer.
Massive court filing says illegal immigrant families suffered from U.S. food, chill, disease.  Illegal immigrant families are furious at the treatment they received after being detained at the border, complaining of bad burritos, cold soups, being forced to drink water out of toilets and contagious disease outbreaks that have swept through the facilities.  The complaints are detailed in a massive court filing on behalf of illegal immigrant children that claims the government is breaking its promise to provide quality care for juveniles who end up in the custody of the Homeland Security Department.

The Editor says...
We've been saying the same thing for decades:  When you cross the border, don't drink the water.

I've seen what Open Borders can do.  Stop them at any cost!  As someone who has seen the impact of open borders and lack of border enforcement, I can state unequivocally that nothing less than our national integrity is at stake.  Anyone who favors the sort of open border policies that find excuses for individual incursions in the name of some false human rights claim needs to come on my next mission along India's borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.  And I should know about human rights as I have been placing my personal safety on the line for them since the turn of the century.  Anyone who believes that policies abetting open borders are not a dagger in our national heart should see the damage they caused and the international conflicts that they enable.

Irony: Portland's Occupy ICE Protest Builds Wall, Creates Border Patrol To Keep Out Police.  On Wednesday [7/25/2018], The Daily Wire reported that "Occupy ICE" protesters in Portland had been given eviction notices and were ordered to pack up their belongings and demonstrate against vague notions of tyranny and oppression elsewhere.  But while some indeed cleared out (in a manner of speaking, at least), others decided to stay and fight, erecting — ironically — a "border wall" to enclose the Occupy ICE PDX encampment and stationing "border guards" around their tiny independent nation.  No, really.  The border wall, which is in fact quite high (perhaps, say, to prevent border jumpers), went up over the weekend.

9 Times Globalists Claimed Mass Immigration Is Necessary to Increase GDP.  For decades, the big business lobby, ideologically globalist politicians, and economists have claimed that the only route to increasing the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is through increasing legal immigration levels.  On Friday [7/27/2018], thanks to President Trump's "America First" economy, GDP soared to 4.1 percent for the second quarter of 2018, outpacing the first quarter, in which GDP was 2.2 percent.

United Airlines Gives FREE Flights To Illegal Aliens Who Crossed US Border.  If you want to travel from Houston, TX to Phoenix, AZ on United Airlines tomorrow, you will have to purchase a ticket that will likely cost over $1,000.  If you're an illegal alien, however, you can fly for free.

Calls for open borders wind up closing doors for Democrats.  Democrats on the far left appear to be taking their anti-border rhetoric, including calls for the abolishment of ICE, one step too far.  Over the past two months, Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman and US Representative from Minnesota Keith Ellison has passionately and persistently advocated his position that national borders — specifically, the U.S. southern border — create "an injustice."  In an interview just last week, Ellison suggested that because corporations "can go back and forth across the border seeking out the lowest wages," regular people should be able to "go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages."

Does the Republican Party have the guts necessary to win the midterms?  Trump won the nomination and the presidency on the voters' belief that this guy, at last, was someone who meant what he said on immigration.  He, and the Republican Party, can hold the House and the Senate if they focus the electorate's attention on the Dems' immigration lunacy, and then, secondarily, on the president's amazing economic results.  On immigration, the Dems' agenda has become a smorgasbord of electoral emetics that only needs to be served up to American voters to produce a collective gag that will be heard round the country.

ICE Captures 132 Illegal Immigrants, Including A High-Ranking MS-13 Member, In DC Area Roundup.  The Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency apprehended 132 illegal immigrants in a Washington, D.C., metropolitan area operation that took place over the last two weeks, according to an ICE statement released on Tuesday [7/24/2018].  The Washington Field Office recently concluded Operation Eagle's Shield, which went from July 9-20, which targeted "various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from justice and those who otherwise pose a significant public safety threat," according to their statement.

Voters [are] Opposed to Illegal Immigrants Voting in Local Elections.  San Francisco is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children, including illegal immigrants, to vote in the upcoming school board elections.  That doesn't fly for most voters nationwide, but Democrats are receptive to it.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live.  Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.

Hot New Idea From Democrats:  We Should Be Compensating Illegal Aliens.  Now that Democrats have fully embraced an open border agenda heading into the 2018 midterm elections, they're adding another goody into the mix.  According to New York Democrat Joe Crowley, who just lost his House seat to a 28-year-old socialist, Americans should be compensating illegal aliens who cross into the United States.  "I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did," Donnelly said during the Democrats' weekly news conference Wednesday [7/25/2018].  He was referring to the Trump administration's zero tolerance border enforcement and prosecution policies.

DHS Massively Expands Enforcement Against Illegals' Employers.  The Department of Homeland Security has dramatically raised worksite enforcement to deter employers from hiring cheap illegal workers.  Since October, the agency's Homeland Security Investigations unit has checked employment records at 6,093 worksites, up from 1,716 in the prior fiscal year from October 2016 to the end of September 2017.  The current pace of checks in 2018 is almost a five-fold increase from the prior year and included 100 stores in the 7-Eleven chain and 77 companies in California.

ICE more than Tripled its U.S. work place investigations in 2018.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018, according to new federal data.  Since October 1, 2017 — the beginning of fiscal year 2018 — ICE has opened investigations into 6,093 workplaces, compared to 1,716 in all of fiscal year 2017.  The agency also made 984 administrative arrests as of July 20 of this year, nearly six times the 172 officials made the year prior.  Administrative arrests are when someone is accused of being in the country illegally, but they haven't been charged with any other crimes.

San Francisco makes it clear what immigration debate is all about — votes for Democrats.  San Francisco is permitting "undocumented immigrants," as political correctness demands we label them, to register to vote this November in local school board elections.  Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal elections?  The claim by lawyers will be that it is discriminatory to allow undocumented immigrants to vote in local and state elections and not for members of Congress and for president.  At bottom this is what the entire immigration debate is about.

A Thousand Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Border Every Day.  "We're still seeing about 1,000 a day crossing our border illegally between ports of entry, and another two to three hundred arriving without documents at ports of entry," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told Fox News.  I assume he means Mexicans coming into the United States as opposed to Americans entering Mexico.  Because the latter activity is strictly prohibited.  The former, less so.

WaPo Basically Admits that Mexico is a [Bad] Country.  The editorial board of the Washington Post jumped back into the fray this week with their own suggestions for what should be done regarding asylum seekers.  To their credit, the WaPo's editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands.  They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was "flummoxed" by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014.  But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference.  We've had a "safe third country" agreement with Canada since 2004.  Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the first "safe" country they reach.  So why can't we have a similar deal with Mexico?  Because, at least in the opinion of the Washington Post's editors, Mexico is too much of a [bad] nation to offer them any safety.

Illegal Immigration and Poor Americans.  [Peter] Kirsanow is frustrated with what is happening in America today.  He is a black American and believes that illegal immigration has a devastating effect on low-income American citizens.  It seems that the Democrats and left are just using the illegal immigration issue as a talking point, supporting aliens at others' expense.  "We need to understand illegal immigrants have some negative competitive effects on American workers.  They drag down wage rates, drag down employment, and compete directly with blacks in industries such as service, hospitality, and construction.  Welfare and college spots have been taken from Americans and given to illegal immigrants.  They are a net drain on the economy."  Steven A. Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, agrees.  "Because the overwhelming share of illegal immigrants residing in the country have not completed high school or have only a high school education, it would require highly implausible assumptions to avoid a substantial net fiscal drain from this population.  In short, illegal immigrants are a large net fiscal drain because of their education levels, and this fact drives the results."

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Controversy Erupts Over Sample Lawn Mowing Company Business Card.  A North Texas lawn mowing company has come under fire, after an old, sample business card resurfaced.  The controversial message has angered some people.  Jeff Hinkle is the owner of MowMasters lawn mowing service.  He says the card in question was a sample card from three years ago.


Losing America.  Sadly, we now have a substantial force within the Democratic Party who currently advocate and even believe in wide open borders and illegal immigration. [...] Most rational citizens understand that unfettered and unchecked illegal immigration is a recipe for disaster.  Yet huge factions of the new radical leftist Democrats currently believe illegal immigration is some kind of noble cause involving social justice.  Many within the current party leadership have become all too willing to completely toss away the former US immigration melting pot model and happily replace it with a new "salad bowl" model.  Reality and history have proven to all of us that a nation simply we cannot safely absorb relentless waves of unassimilated immigration and expect to survive.

The left's 'hippies spitting on troops in airports' act is back:  Michelle Wolf demonizes ICE.  The always obnoxious leftwing comedian, Michelle Wolf, is back, this time demonizing ICE agents.  She's got a new video on Netflix that she's spreading around on Twitter.  Her target is the people who stop human trafficking rings bringing in underage girls, and who bust up modern slavery rings.  That's ICE doing its job, while Wolf portrays them as baby killers of very base intentions, grotesque people who are revolted at the sight of happy Mexicans at their wonderful big family celebrations, as well as criminally inclined and pig-stupid to boot.  And of course, it's part of the foolish Democratic party agenda to "Abolish ICE!"

Mind Blowing Cost of Illegals Is Highest Ever - Numbers Released Show Huge Burden To States.  Every American taxpayer should be outraged at the numbers in the report below.  Open borders under 8 years of Obama has cost American taxpayers a tremendous amount:  more than ever before!  Don't forget the thousands upon thousands of illegal alien minors who flooded the border during Obama's presidency.  The bottom line is that open borders have consequences and the unfortunate consequence for taxpayers is we're footing the bill for illegals and THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!

Unbelievable Nerve:  Illegal Detainee Complaints Cross The Line.  Previous reports about illegal detainees haven't discussed the topic of food.  The detainees must be feeling more entitled to what they want.  Complaints of food not following "religious beliefs" are pretty shocking because these people are just lucky they survived crossing.  In other words, beggars shouldn't be choosers.  That might sound harsh but we are keeping thousands and thousands of these illegals at taxpayer expense.  America is over 20 TRILLION dollars in debt so you have to ask yourself how long we can be the world's babysitter.

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison:  National Borders Create 'An Injustice'.  Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison claimed during a recent interview that national borders creates an "injustice" for illegal aliens trying to cross them. [...] "The 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to be.  They want them to do the work, but they don't want them to get any rights.  They don't want to pay them fairly, they don't want them to be able to bargain collectively, they don't want them to be able to get occupational safety and standards — and that is what's really going on," Ellison said.

The Editor says...
There are a lot of workers from Mexico and farther south who are coming here to work as roofers, lawn mowers, and ditch diggers.  They've probably never given a thought to "occupational safety," nor would they expect the government to defend them, if they have entered illegally.  Moreover, Mr. Ellison makes it sound as if all 12 million (or more) illegal aliens have come here by invitation.  That is not true.  Nobody has invited anyone to break the law, except by virtually guaranteeing (in sanctuary cities) that the laws will not be enforced.

The Left's Embarrassing Plea for Open Borders.  [C]onsider how the DREAM Act and then DACA were sold to us on the lies that this legislative detritus was supposed to help "young immigrants" who were brought here as children and had no control over their situation.  Of course, those "young immigrants" could have been in their mid-thirties and simply had to claim to have been present in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthdays.  Then, when that bill failed to pass, President Obama cobbled together DACA — again claiming that this was about the children because, "Congress had failed to act."  I wrote about this deception in my article, DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse, How the original DREAM act was designed to cover 90% of the illegal alien population in the US.  Now the press, and the Democrats along with certain judges, have gone off the deep end where an estimated 3,000 children have been separated from their parents along the U.S. Mexican border when they were caught being smuggled into the United States.

Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders.  We've been seeing a lot of articles these days defending Democrats against charges that they are for open borders.  But recent events show that the party has, in fact, morphed into one that reflexively opposes virtually any attempt to secure the southern border.

National Guard deployment led to more than 10,000 arrests of illegal immigrants, says CBP.  The National Guard's deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 "deportable alien arrests" of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday [7/16/2018].  Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants.  But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out.

40% vacancy:  Feds release illegal immigrant families instead of filling detention centers.  The government pays for thousands of detention beds for illegal immigrant families, but nearly 40 percent of them were sitting unused in late June, even as the Department of Homeland Security was rushing to release parents and children into communities.  The empty beds were revealed in court documents late last month.  Lawyers who monitor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's facilities said two major facilities were running well below capacity.  ICE's biggest facility in Dilley, Texas, can hold 2,400 parents and children — but on June 27 and 28 it was at just 63 percent capacity, with 886 beds empty, the detainee logs showed.  Although the beds were empty, the government was still paying for them.

The Editor says...
I'm having a hard time finding this to be an objectionable condition.  It sounds like the government is prepared to contain an onslaught of illegal aliens whenever they arrive.  If they never arrive, that's a good thing.  On the other hand, the beds are empty because the feds released a bunch of people "into communities," which means the feds are probably paying some Catholic charity organization to house these same people — just long enough to let them vanish into some inner city neighborhood.  If true, that's the objectionable part of the story.

Mexican national gets prison time for faking citizenship, stealing $350G in benefits.  Andres Avelino Anduaga, a Mexican national who impersonated an American citizen for more than 30 years, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for stealing more than $350,000 in government benefits from government agencies, Fox 5 San Diego reported.  He was also reportedly ordered to pay back $360,908.85 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, the California Department of Health Care Services and the county of San Diego.  The report, citing court documents, said in 1980, he used a birth certificate belonging to a U.S. citizen to obtain a California driver's license and a Social Security card, then used his new false identity to commit a variety of crimes.

[The] Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against abolishing ICE.  Democrats' push to abolish ICE took a dagger to the heart Thursday when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against endorsing the policy, saying it wouldn't solve anything.  The CHC comprises nearly 30 Hispanic Democrats in the House and Senate, and it has been a leader on immigrant-rights, so its opposition is a devastating blow to those pushing the attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Democrat, said they want to see major changes in immigration, but renaming an agency or moving functions around won't achieve that.

Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan of Political Stunt for Calling for Vote on Their 'Abolish Ice' Bill.  Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote "no" on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor.  Reps.  Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency.  Hours later, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he planned to bring the proposed "Abolish ICE" bill to the floor, reported The Hill.

Rep. Black Introduces 'Zero-Tolerance' Bill for Illegal Immigration.  On July 10, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, which would make it a felony to cross the U.S border illegally and would mandate an E-Verify system for American employers to ensure that they are not hiring illegal immigrants.  The law would make illegally crossing the border for the first time a felony instead of a misdemeanor and would up the penalty from six months or less to a year and a day or more.  The proposed law would also mandate the E-Verify verification system for U.S. businesses to ensure that the people they hire are not illegal immigrants.

Invaders Are Not Immigrants.  The Democratic Party, along with its shills in the mainstream media, has misleadingly blurred the lines between the definition of "immigrant" and "invader."  An immigrant is an alien who has been granted the right to permanently reside in the United States by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  An "invader," as defined by Merriam Webster, is one who "trespasses, encroaches, and infringes upon another's property."  The United States is our collective home and those who come here without seeking and gaining permission to enter our collective home are no different than an uninvited guest who enters our personal home to take up residence without permission.

Older immigrants 'crowding out' US teens for summer jobs.  Legal and illegal immigrants are "crowding out" American teens looking for summer jobs, and the impact of higher teen unemployment could be a drag on them for years, according to a new analysis of the seasonal workforce.  The Center for Immigration Studies found that as the number of U.S. teens with summer jobs has dropped significantly, employment of immigrants has doubled.

SCOTUS Says People Here Illegally Are Not Entitled to Due Process.  People who enter our country illegally do not have due process rights despite what the left would have us believe.  The Supreme Court has already ruled, repeatedly.  Allowing illegal aliens to contest orders of removal is "a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order," the President said recently.  Indeed it is.  We have a recent example of that.  All of the illegal aliens who came in with children will be allowed to stay in the country as a result of a ruling by another nobody judge on behalf of illegal aliens.

Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here.  Contrary to what the liberal media and open-borders advocates say, immigrants are not owed same constitutional protections as regular Americans.

Trump's answer to family separation: 'Don't come to our country illegally'.  President Trump said Tuesday [7/10/2018] that families should not be coming into the country illegally if they don't want to face the consequences, such as being separated from each other.  "Tell people not to come to our country illegally.  That's the solution.  Don't come to our country illegally.  Come like other people do, come legally," Trump told reporters while departing for Europe to engage in North Atlantic Treaty Organization negotiations.  Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he wants to urge people to stop attacking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and workers because "there is nobody under great danger."

Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here.  Contrary to what the liberal media and open-borders advocates say, immigrants are not owed same constitutional protections as regular Americans.

SCOTUS Says People Here Illegally Are Not Entitled to Due Process.  People who enter our country illegally do not have due process rights despite what the left would have us believe.  The Supreme Court has already ruled, repeatedly.  Allowing illegal aliens to contest orders of removal is "a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order," the President said recently.  Indeed it is.  We have a recent example of that.  All of the illegal aliens who came in with children will be allowed to stay in the country as a result of a ruling by another nobody judge on behalf of illegal aliens.

Scams are overwhelming the US asylum system.  People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents.  They play by the rules.  Yet these law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border.  Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right in.  They're not waiting in line.  They're using "asylum" requests as their E-ZPass.  Just 12 percent of requests from El Salvadorans, 11 percent from Guatemalans and 7.5 percent from Hondurans are actually granted, according to the 'Department of Homeland Security.  Never mind, the request gets them in the door.  It's a shameful distortion of a program intended to provide a haven for true victims of state-sponsored religious, ethnic and political persecution.

Madeleine Albright:  U.S. Needs Open Borders So It Can Demand Same from Europe.  Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has slammed U.S. efforts to secure the border, telling the BBC that the immigration policy of President Donald J. Trump "makes it very hard for America to tell Europeans ... to be more humane"

Nigerian woman flew to the US to give birth to quadruplets.  A Nigerian woman who flew to Texas to give birth to quadruplets has been able to take them home from NICU — just in time for Independence Day.  And an adorable photograph of the babies shows nurses at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital had them dressed for the occasion — swaddled in stars and stripes.

Madeleine Albright:  U.S. Needs Open Borders So It Can Demand Same from Europe.  Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has slammed U.S. efforts to secure the border, telling the BBC that the immigration policy of President Donald J. Trump "makes it very hard for America to tell Europeans ... to be more humane[.]"  Promoting her new book [...] on the Andrew Marr Show, the former U.S. Secretary of State said she has been "very troubled" by the Trump administration's moves to end the 'catch and release' of illegals into American communities while they await immigration hearings.

On Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered.  If the new Mexican president, López Obrador, adheres to his campaign proposal of not interfering with the drug cartels, he will not only be handing his northern provinces entirely over to the most vicious gangsters in the history of the Americas, he will oblige President Trump to take measures that will make the protracted debate about the wall, ICE, the immigration chain and lottery, and separation of children sublimely academic.  He will force the United States to secure the border with an adequate deployment of the U.S. Army. [...] If the new Mexican government abandons the Drug War, it will be the equivalent, in ending debate and uniting opinion in the U.S., of Pearl Harbor.  And if the Democrats take abolition of ICE and de facto open borders to the voters in November, Trump will mow them down like sitting ducks.

'I would have let that clown jump': Trump responds to woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty.  After appearing in court on misdemeanor charges Thursday, 44-year-old Therese Okoumou claimed that she had decided to scale the statue's base on the Fourth of July to protest the Trump administration's policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their families.  Hours later at a rally in Great Falls, Montana, Trump told the crowd:  'I would've said:  "Let's get some nets and wait 'til she comes down."'

Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist.  Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.  She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources.  Officers from the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center Wednesday night following her three-hour standoff with authorities.

Woman shuts down Liberty Island in New York after scaling the Statue of Liberty.  Members of the public were evacuated from New York's iconic Liberty Island on Independence Day after a woman scaled the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, according to authorities.  The woman, who at times could be seen waving what appeared to be a T-shirt, refused to climb down from her perch at the hem Lady Liberty's robe for about three hours, despite making contact with the joint U.S. Park Police and NYPD response team.

Congolese Migrant Scales Statue of Liberty, Threatens to Push Cops off.  A 44-year old leftist named Theresa Okoumou, who immigrated [LEGAL?] to the U.S., scaled the Statue of Liberty as part of an Abolish ICE 'Rise and Resist' movement.  The Congolese woman threatened to push the rescuers off as they climbed to reach her and rescue her.  Over 4500 visitors were evacuated and couldn't visit the monument.  For some, it was probably their one opportunity.  The woman was up there for four hours, sometimes pacing back and forth.

Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist.  Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.  She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources.  Officers from the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center Wednesday night [7/4/2018] following her three-hour standoff with authorities.

Dark Past of Statue Of Liberty Protester Discovered.  The unhinged Democratic Party is running out of heroes.  They have enlisted disgraced comedian Kathy Griffin, porn star Stormy Daniels, and former junkie Tom Arnold.  The newest hero of the Democrats is a woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty to protest ICE, but now her dark past has been exposed.  Therese Okoumou, 44, is a Congolese immigrant who attends one anti-President Donald Trump meeting per week.  She was part of a "'Rise and Resist" protest on Independence Day that ended with police climbing the statue and risking their lives to save her from her own ignorance, New York Daily News reported.

The phenomenon on the southern border.  People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents.  They play by the rules.  These law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border.  Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right in.  They're not waiting in line.  They're using "asylum" requests as their EZ pass.  Just 12% of requests from El Salvadorans, 11% from Guatemalans, and 7.5% from Hondurans are actually granted, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  Never mind, the request gets them in.  It's a shameful distortion of a program intended to provide a haven for true victims of state-sponsored religious, ethnic, and political persecution.

America Is Not the Common Property of All Mankind.  [Scroll down]  The populace is roused.  For the first time in a generation, it actually has political leaders trying to act in their interest.  That is intolerable to the open borders crowd, which is reacting with fury and hysteria.  Witness the disgraceful Red Guard heckling of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a public restaurant — and the restaurant's management doing nothing about it.  Another restaurant's owner kicked out the president's press secretary.  And there is the far more disgraceful — downright evil — doxing of federal immigration agents by a university professor, to encourage left-wing brownshirts to harm civil servants and their families.

The biggest losers in Mexico's election?  The Democrats.  Every election has winners and losers, and Mexico's is no exception.  While the press is making much of Mexico's centrist PRI and center-right PAN parties being the big losers in last night's election of socialist Andrés Manuel López-Obrador in Mexico, the real loser is actually up north, in the U.S. Democratic Party.  Sounds strange until you look at the details.  After all the ideological compatibility between AMLO's new lefty MORENA party and the increasingly socialist U.S. Democrats seems to be identical.  Both favor heavy social spending, forced unionization of workers, political patronage, Chicago-style political muscle, and fealty to the ideals of the Socialist International.  It's what most socialists do until they run out of Other People's Money.  Democrats have staked their future on uneducated, needy illegals forming the base of their party's fortunes.  In Mexico, AMLO has done the same thing.  The problem comes because the Mexicans in question are the same people.

Warren joins calls to get rid of ICE.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday [6/30/3018] joined calls from the left to get rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying it should be replaced with something new.  "The president's deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works," Warren said during a rally in Boston.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Attends Lunatic Abolish ICE Protest, Gets Booed Off Stage.  There was a mass demonstration in Los Angeles Saturday [6/30/2018] for open borders and the dismantling of ICE.  Hundreds of leftists and Spanish speaking immigrants attended the event. [...] As if the exploding crime, massively increasing homelessness and stifling traffic weren't enough, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a new obstacle to his presidential hopes.  First he was seen at the Los Angeles March For Immigrant Children not reacting at all during an extremist's speech who called the founding of America "criminal".  Then things went from bad to worse when hizzoner was booed off stage by lunatic leftists who think Garcetti is a lying sellout who's not extreme enough for them.  They held up a sign calling Garcetti's sanctuary city policy a lie and then proceeded to boo him offstage.

'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island.  "No ban.  No wall.  No borders at all."  That is the radical rallying cry of the Democratic Socialists of America.  Waving desecrated U.S. flags, grubby fists and ratty anarchy banners, DSA's professional protesters are targeting Trump administration officials, threatening immigration enforcement agents, and blockading detention facilities and processing centers nationwide.  On a similar note, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., proudly marched in a parade last week with a T-shirt emblazoned with "Yo No Creo En Fronteras" — Spanish for "I don't believe in borders."  These are abjectly unserious people, operating in bad faith, who pose a serious threat to our nation's well-being.

Dem Senator Calls For ICE To Be Abolished — Forgets What She Said About Illegal Immigrants In 2009.  Democratic Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished.  The far-left position has gained popularity on the fringes of the Democratic Party as the immigration debate heats up in the country.  Gillibrand joins New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said Friday [6/29/2018] "ICE's time has come and gone.  We should abolish ICE.  We should create something better, something different."  However, when Gillibrand was just elected to a rather conservative House seat in Upstate New York, she was singing a different tune on illegal immigration.  According to a report by the New York Times from 2009, Gillibrand was a hawk on immigration, advocating for strict enforcement of our immigration laws.

In Chicago and elsewhere, Latinos [are] converting to Islam.  There are no precise figures on how many Latino Muslims live in the Chicago area, where the population is about 30 percent Latino.  But, according to various estimates, the 130 mosques in the city and suburbs are the spiritual home to a small but growing group of converts — Latino Muslims.

Is Trump the Most Fun President Ever?  On Tuesday [6/26/2018] the Supreme Court released its opinions in Trump v.  Hawaii and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v.  Becerra. [...] In the first case, the Court ruled it was within the power of the President to suspend entry of aliens to the United States.  Something obvious from the clear text of the relevant law.  The self-styled "wise Latina," Justice Sotomayor made a ridiculous comparison to the internment of the Japanese-Americans by FDR, which was batted away as the inapt comparison it is.  As significant as the Court's adherence to the text of the relevant law is, Justice Thomas's observation that District Court issuance of nationwide injunctions (a practice begun in 1963) is based on dubious legal authority.  Moreover, Thomas said, "Nationwide injunctions mean that each of the more than 600 federal district judges in the United States can freeze a law or regulation throughout the country — regardless of whether the other 599 disagree."  As Ben Weingarten details in the Federalist, he's opening the door to more SCOTUS scrutiny of such injunctions, and a disarming of a regularly used tool of the Resistance.

Mob Violence and Gun Ownership.  The future votes of illegals who will someday attain amnesty is the singular objective of the present version of the Democratic Party.  They have made clear that they will ignore MS-13, drug-trafficking, human-trafficking, rampant violence, and crime across the country by illegals, if that means that one day these future Democrats will control the outcomes of elections in every state the Democrats cannot presently rig, and will provide cheap labor for the Republicans who seem fine with never wielding political power again.

Illegal Aliens:  The New Black Vote for Democrats.  First it was the hilariously viral YouTube sensations "Diamond & Silk" supporting Trump during his 2016 Presidential campaign.  Then, it was Kanye West shocking the world with his vehement support of President Trump on TMZ Live, touting all the wonderful things that Trump has done for the Black community.  Remember, this is the same guy who said back in 2005 during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe that President Bush "doesn't care about Black people."  He has now woken up to the Democrat scam and is making an effort to wake his fellow Blacks up to it.  Then there was Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, who has been on an aggressive nationwide campaign exposing the Democratic Party for what it truly is — A communist, socialist, racist organization that has presided over the massive unemployment, massive genocide (via abortion), and massive economic slavery (in the form of family-destroying welfare programs) of poor Black minorities in the U.S. since the 1960s.  Then finally, your average everyday grassroots Black voter has finally woken up to the 50-year Democratic scam.

Marsha Blackburn says liberals, liberal judges to blame for US-Mexico border mess.  U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn pointed the finger Tuesday [6/26/2018] at "liberals" and "liberal judges," blaming them for the family separations underway at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "As a mother," the Tennessee Republican said in a statement released by her office, "my heart breaks for the families who are separated at the border, but we are in this position because liberals would not pay to enforce our immigration laws or build appropriate facilities for asylum-seekers."

The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is As Crazy As It Sounds.  The 'Abolish ICE' movement is gaining steam.  Activists are protesting in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement buildings across the county.  The Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill and Henry Rodgers crashed the organized protest in Washington D.C. on Wednesday [6/27/2018] to find out why some are calling for the agency to [be] abolished.  They left with more questions than answers.  "America Uncensored" is a Daily Caller program dedicated to political stories dominating the news cycle.  The DC's Stephanie Hamill is a straight shooter who isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.

'False Compassion of Open Borders' Leads to Deaths in Texas County, Says Sheriff.  A Texas sheriff tasked with recovering the bodies of illegal immigrants who die while being smuggled around a checkpoint 80 miles from the Mexican border says the "false compassion" of open borders is to blame.  This year, his deputies recovered the decomposing bodies or skeletal remains of more than 30 who were left to die by their smugglers.  "It is the false compassion of open borders that lead to the deaths of these illegal immigrants and other abuses we find out about," Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview.

The Chicago Model:  Population Replacement and the Transformation of the USA.  The roots of Obama's politics are to be found in the uni-party politics of Chicago.  It has been the aim of the national Democratic Party to use Chicago as a model and then impose that political model on the United States.  The Chicago model requires, first of all, population replacement.  Population replacement leads to voter replacement and then cultural replacement.  Once population replacement is accomplished, voting will eventually reach a point where it becomes irrelevant.  After population replacement, any opposition party to the Democrats can never get enough votes to stop the fundamental transformation of the United States from a constitutional republic to a socialist democracy.  Democrats will always have a guaranteed majority once population is replaced.  Today, uncontrolled immigration and redefining citizenship are the keystone to unlocking that guaranteed majority.

The Secret History of U.S. Border Separation Policy.  Who truly is responsible for the 2,000 alien kids who, according to the Associated Press, recently have been separated from their detained illegal alien parents?  There is a lot of blame to share.  That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration.  The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug cartels that run the trafficking networks on our southern border.  You would not know that based on the absurdly biased coverage and virulent protests that have occurred.  The Trump administration is simply doing what it is constitutionally charged with doing — enforcing the law.

Can we actually deport immigrants without a trial?  The president took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.  The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution provides in relevant part that "no person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."  This is the so-called Due Process Clause, and it essentially prevents all governments from impairing the life, liberty or property of any human being on American-controlled soil without a fair trial.  Because the Supreme Court has ruled that there are no word choice errors in the Constitution and the words of its text mean what they say, the Framers must have carefully and intentionally chosen to protect every person, not just every citizen.  "Person," in this context, has been interpreted to mean any human being on American-controlled soil against whom the American government is proceeding, irrespective of how the person got there.

Dems' emerging litmus test:  Support for abolishing agency that guards borders.  Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly seeking the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of demands in D.C.'s heated border battle.  The calls reflect not only the deepening divide between the two partisan poles on immigration — with one side seeking a border wall, and the other looking to dismantle the lead enforcement agency — but the growing influence of the progressive wing.  More and more Democratic politicians have embraced such causes as 'Medicare for all' and a federal jobs guarantee.  Now, they're getting behind the call to abolish ICE, with gusto.

SCOTUS on immigration restrictions:  A sovereign republic — if you can keep it.  Congress and the president have the full power to deny entry to any non-citizen or class of non-citizens seeking to enter this country for any reason — good or bad.  Those decisions are exclusively up to the political branches of government, to be debated in the political realm, and there is no opening for the courts to get involved.  This principle "has become about as firmly embedded in the legislative and judicial tissues of our body politic as any aspect of our government," not "merely" by "a page of history ... but a whole volume" (Galvan v.  Press).  The concept is "inherent in sovereignty," consistent with "ancient principles" of international law, and "to be exercised exclusively by the political branches of government."  (Kleindienst v.  Mandel).

Barking mad and proud of it.  Everybody in the Southern Hemisphere, having turned much of their half of the globe into a starving slum, is trying to make a getaway to the north.  The man expected to be elected president of Mexico later this summer calls on "les miserables" of the south to migrate north to the United States, declaring it a "human right."  "And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world," said Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is widely expected to be elected president of Mexico next week.  Migrants of the south, he told an interviewer the other day, "must leave their towns and find a life in the United States."

Mad Max and Nancy Pelosi:  The twin faces of the Democratic Party.  Trump won the election primarily on his immigration reform stance.  Most Americans are profoundly cognizant of the irreparable damage done to their cities and small communities by the influx of illegal immigration over the last decades.  We want it stopped.  We love and respect our legal immigrants but are sinking under the weight of tens of thousands of illegal migrants.

POLL: Black Americans Prefer Deportation Of Illegal Immigrants.  It turns out that illegal immigration is not exactly a winning issue for Democrats among black voters, who overwhelmingly favor deportation over the failed "Catch and Release" policy that lets illegal immigrants roam free after being detained at the border in hopes they show up to a future court date.  According to a CBS News/YouGov poll, a full 40% of black Americans feel that illegal immigrant families should be deported back to their country of origin.  Compare that to just 20% of black Americans who believe that detained illegal immigrant families should be released while they await an asylum hearing, for which many do not return.  Only 20% of white Americans agree with "Catch and Release."

Due Process for Undocumented Immigrants, Explained.  A 1996 statute permits immigration authorities to deport people without a hearing, a lawyer or a right of appeal under certain conditions, a process known as expedited removal.  Under current policy, the Department of Homeland Security criteria for expedited removals apply to undocumented migrants found within 100 miles of the border and within 14 days of entering the country.  The statute imposes no geographic limit and allows for expedited removals up to two years after a migrant has entered the country, raising the possibility that the Trump administration may use this power more aggressively.

Democrats refuse to acknowledge safe borders are necessary.  In politics, as in life, lucky is the person with clumsy and incompetent enemies.  By that measure, President Trump is the luckiest man on Earth.  As illustrated by the growing proof of FBI bias against him and the left's incoherent rage over his immigration policies, Trump's political enemies these days resemble the passenger list on a ship of fools.  Consider the expanding revelations of FBI misconduct during the 2016 campaign, especially the text in which top agent Peter Strzok vows that "we'll stop" Trump from becoming president.

'Abolish ICE!' is the new rallying cry for progressive Democrats.  Doing away with the immigration agency has become an issue left-wing insurgents can use to differentiate themselves from established party rivals in midterm primaries.

How The Constitution Provides Sufficient Common Ground To Solve Immigration.  In the midst of the recent media hysteria over immigration policy, it's important to consider that partisan politics loves to dwell in a constant state of controversy, because this encourages tribalism.  Consider TIME's latest cover.  It's a complete sham, intentionally misleading, and its obvious purpose is simply agenda-driven messaging to continue the hysteria.  Much like two teams clashing on a sports field with the loyal fans' emotions stirred into a frenzy and the goal simply to dominate and win, this kind of politicking isn't framed toward reaching genuine solutions.  If our aim is only to win, then we are measuring the success of our national policy merely by the margin of victory over the other party's ideas — regardless of whose ideas are actually better — rather than the substantive merit of our law and its consistency with our constitutional framework.

Democratic insurgents want to 'abolish ICE.' Democrats aren't there yet.  On Sunday morning [6/24/2018], CNN's Jake Tapper put the question to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Did the senator, a democratic socialist and 2016 presidential candidate, the most prominent left-wing politician in the country, want to abolish ICE?  "I think what we need is to create policies which deal with immigration in a rational way," Sanders said, evading the topic of ICE itself.  The stories of undocumented immigrant families being separated have unified Democrats, with dozens of party leaders and candidates fanning out to attack the Trump administration's border policy.  But the abolition of ICE, which has become a defining issue in some Democratic primaries, has not broken through to the party's leading figures.

A sane and moral approach to immigration.  The latest fad du jour in the media is to brand President Trump a liar for trying to blame Democrats for the unholy mess along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In supposedly straight news stories, the Washington Post, NPR and others simply termed Trump's claims "false."  It's certainly the case that Trump's assertions and tweets were self-serving and incomplete, not to mention ungrammatical.  There was a brazen quality to them, too, given that his Justice Department precipitated the recent crisis with its "zero tolerance" policy for Central Americans seeking refugee status in the U.S.  But the president's broader point has merit:  He considers separating children from their parents in detention facilities a small piece of a much larger problem, namely a broken immigration process that congressional Democrats have no interest in addressing.  They like the current politics of the situation, Trump says, because it galvanizes Latino voters — and liberal whites — into supporting the Democratic Party and its candidates.

Many Preaching Immigration Morality are Acting Unethically.  Even Nancy Pelosi should know that government's first duty is to protect and defend America's existing families.  Today, that means seriously checking, at the borders, all who may possibly be a member of MS-13, a jihadi terrorist, a criminal or drug dealer, or a carrier of infectious diseases, all of which have already threatened American families.  We rely on the government to do this for us.  Mr. Trump and Sessions are not "religious hypocrites," but men living up to their oath and doing their duty of keeping Americans safe.  They are acting as those with responsibility.

Kidtrina.  [Scroll down]  For those who might still think open borders is a great policy, many of whom previously and may still claim that we need zero population growth to sustain the planet, you might remind them that over fifty percent of the nation's immigrants are receiving some kind of welfare benefit.  Ask them to show you a single country in the history of the world that long survived open borders and a generous social welfare policy.  The E.U., under "Stuck on Stupid" Merkel's 2015 plan, has tried it, and it may well lead to the end of that grand experiment as members peel away under an unsustainable welfare burden and burgeoning crime.

After Trump Signs Order Keeping Adults With Children, Democrats Demand Open Borders.  Yesterday [6/20/2018] President Trump signed an executive order that allows adults with children to be detained together after crossing into the United States illegally.  "We're signing an executive order.  I consider it to be a very important executive order.  It's about keeping families together while at the same time being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal if not greater than previously," Trump said Monday afternoon at the White House, flanked by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.  "We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together.  I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."  The move came after outrage over the separation and detention of adults from children as part of the administration's zero tolerance policy to prosecute all individuals who enter the country illegally.  Adults were being held separately while awaiting a hearing before a judge.

Let's stop managing this invasion and start blocking it.  There is one data point that should immediately end the suicidal process of letting tens of thousands of dangerous people be released into our country:  Roughly 80 percent of asylum applicants from Central America have been rejected outright in recent years by immigration judges, who are typically more liberal in their views.  The number of applicants who truly fit the statutory description of an asylee is likely infinitesimal, and a very small percentage are ultimately approved.  This means that by entertaining enormous number of asylum applications within our borders, where many applicants who ultimately will not be accepted are nevertheless released into the population, we are putting Americans at risk with social problems, fiscal drains, strains on the schools, drugs, and gangs, all for a small number of legitimate asylees.

Nonprofit with La Raza ties reaped $1B housing immigrants, including kids separated from parents.  As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system.  Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports.  And Southwest officials receive significant compensation for their efforts.

How Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years.  A recent Justice Department report on U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years.  But give credit to the courts' new executive, James McHenry.  Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of his agency's highest priorities.  Candor, if not reform, demands no less.  It's a good start for an executive whose predecessors often avoided — and sometimes denied — the truth about the courts' troubling dynamics.  Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with Congress.  While transparency won't cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform — among them failures to appear in court.

Flashback: Obama Sued By Illegal Immigrant's Family For Wrongful Death In Detention Center.  Amid a media-inflamed firestorm over President Trump's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy and an Obama-era Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that forces illegal immigrant parents to be temporarily separated from their children, several outlets have provided a number of unfortunate flashbacks to the Obama administration's jam-packed immigrant detention centers.  On Wednesday [6/20/2018], the Drudge Report provided another one:  The tragic case of Roberto Aguilar Batista, 38, whose family sued President Barack Obama and multiple federal agencies after Batista died from complications of diabetes while being held in one of the administration's ill-equipped detention centers.

'It's a Human Right': Mexican Presidential Candidate on Mass Exodus to America.  Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a "human right" for all North Americans.  "And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world," Obrador said, adding that immigrants "must leave their towns and find a life in the United States."  He then declared it as "a human right we will defend," eluniversal.com reports.

The man likely to be the next president of Mexico just called for mass migration to the US.  To be sure, AMLO [Andrés Manuel López Obrador] is only saying out loud what every other Mexican president believed in his heart; that America is Mexico's "social safety net" and that it's up to the US taxpayer to take care of Mexico's unemployable, destitute millions.  Unsaid by AMLO is the implication of a mass migration of Mexicans to the US. The not-so-secret dream of every Mexican government that illegals flooding into America will eventually allow for a "return" of California and much of the American southwest to Mexico.  What makes this socialist different, however, is his novel argument that entering the US illegally is actually a "human right."

Illegal Immigration and Lax Border Controls are The Epicenter of The UniParty.  CTH has tracked this issue so closely through the years it often feels futile for another reminder.  However, with the insufferable political games surfacing, yet again, over the issue of illegal immigrants and children — perhaps it is worth another visit.  Massive illegal immigration is supported by both sides of the professional political machine.  There are few issues more unifying for the K-Street purchased voices of DC politicians than keeping the borders open and the influx of illegal aliens as high as possible.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce pays politicians to keep this system in place.

Progressive Author Admits She Wants U.S. Borders To Be Like Open European Borders.  On Tuesday's episode of "Outnumbered" On Fox News, Pete Hegseth asked author Cathy Areu to tell him what the "most hated item" among progressives is regarding immigration policy.  During the exchange between Hegseth, Areu, and Townhall's Katie Pavlich, Areu admitted that she would like United States border policy to mirror that of Europe's.

Democrats' Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free.  Democrats' proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum.  Every Senate Democrat has now signed on to cosponsor a bill written so carelessly that it does not distinguish between migrant children at the border and U.S. citizen children already within the United States.  The bill further does not distinguish between federal officers handling the border crisis and federal law enforcement pursuing the ordinary course of their duties.

The Big Immigration Charade.  If you sought to preserve the violent, reactionary and undemocratic regimes of countries like El Salvador and Honduras — and, to a great extent, Mexico — into perpetuity, how would you do it?  One way would be by providing a permanent U.S. safety valve for all their poor and downtrodden, the victims.  Just as with Europe and the Middle East, open borders can salve the soul and make us all feel good about ourselves, but they come with a price.  And that price is not just for the richer host countries in supplying costly services.  It is even greater for the countries of origin whose benighted citizens, the stay behinds, are left to suffer under governments that are incompetent, corrupt and often murderous.

Lindsey Graham stands behind Homeland Security chief on Mexico border separation policy.  South Carolina's two Republican U.S. senators have staked out their views on the Trump administration's handling of the child and family crisis on the Mexican border.  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday [6/19/2018] he stands behind Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen amid growing controversy over separating migrant children from their parents.  U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he disagrees with the practice now in place.

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'.  President Trump on Tuesday restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem."  "We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally.  Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions," he wrote on Twitter.

Sources:  Illegals Increasingly Use Other People's Children To Claim Asylum.  Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller.  A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering "family units" of adult males with children of various ages.  When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children.  The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent "fathers."

The left is starting to jump the shark on its child migrant 'crisis'.  For the left, it's finally springtime.  After months in the political wilderness, followed by the crushed hopes for the great blue wave, leftists are finally getting a grip on an issue they can pin on President Trump:  family separations among detained illegal border-crossers.  They're going wild with this issue, and the press is running stories about it nonstop, complete with crying children to tug at the heartstrings.  But there are signs it's getting to be too much for them, driving them to overplay their hand.  The child migrant crisis they have drummed up, with media cameras shamelessly exploiting the faces of crying children (they blank out unconsenting children's faces otherwise) separated from their parents, at first glance seems to be the magic bullet they've been looking for.

Remittances: Illegal Immigration's $30 Billion 'Hidden Tax'.  [Scroll down]  Redistribution is bad, elimination is worse.  Therein lies one of illegal immigration's biggest, yet routinely ignored, problems:  illegal aliens hop the border, work (often without paying taxes), and send a large chunk of their earnings back home via remittances.  Basically, remittances are a hidden tax Americans pay for the privilege of hiring artificially cheap illegal labor — and it adds up.  In fact, illegal immigrants may remit around $30 billion annually.  To be clear, it's impossible to know exactly how much money illegal immigrants remit annually.  There are three reasons for this.  First, we don't know how many illegal immigrants actually reside in America.  Second, the term remittance itself is ambiguous:  should we include money stuffed in a birthday card in our calculations?  Third, we cannot track the location of every dollar even if we wanted to (if we could, black markets wouldn't exist).

Donald Trump:  Democrats Want More Illegal Immigrants as 'Potential Voters'.  President Donald Trump again criticized Democrats Tuesday of allowing the crisis at the Southern border, accusing them of wanting to increase levels of illegal immigration for political reasons.  "Democrats are the problem," Trump wrote on Twitter.  "They can't win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!"  Trump again cited crime numbers in Germany, saying that the rates were up 10 percent since accepting a large influx of migrants into their populations.

Our Debate On Illegal Immigration Is A National Disaster.  When emotionalism meets scaremongering, it's difficult to have a useful debate about anything.  Yet for immigration, those seem to be the two choices.  The Trump administration has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy requiring law enforcement to prosecute illegal immigrants.  Yes, the policy comports with the letter of the law.  Yes, the Obama administration engaged in a similar policy on a smaller scale — and yes, the media covered it very differently.  But, no, President Trump doesn't "have to" temporarily break up families.  He chooses to do so, claiming, among other things, that it is a necessity in stopping gang violence.  Trump officials' inability to deal with the mess they created incompetently implementing their policy, and the public relations disaster resulting from that ineptitude, is on the administration, and no one else.

Trump says he won't allow US to become a 'migrant camp'.  President Donald Trump defended his strict immigration policy that is resulting in the separation of children from their parents at the border, declaring that he won't allow the United States to become a "migrant camp."  "The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility," he said during a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House on Monday [6/18/2018].  "You look at what's happening in Europe and other places, we can't allow that to happen to the United States.  Not on my watch."

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Own Speechwriter Claims He'd Vehemently Opposed Illegal Immigration.  Today, we're going to look at what MLK may have said about illegal immigration to hopefully resolve this squabble.  And what better person for that than Clarence B. Jones, a former lawyer, close advisor, and speechwriter for the civil rights icon?  Here are some top quotes about illegal immigration from Jones book, 'What Would Martin Say,' regarding what he thinks MLK would have to say about the matter of illegal immigration.

7 Truths Liberals Will Never Acknowledge About Illegal Immigration.  [#1]  Any sort of legalization or amnesty encourages more illegal aliens to come here.  During the Reagan administration, we had a "one-time" amnesty that featured promises of security in return for three million illegals getting to become citizens.  Today, most estimates seem to put the number of illegals in the United States somewhere between 11-12.5 million.  In other words, seeing that we weren't serious about enforcing our immigration laws led to more illegals than ever coming here in hopes of getting amnesty.  If this amnesty goes through, we can expect to see the exact same problem repeated in a few decades.

'Separating babies from their mothers is immoral': Catholic leaders denounce Trump's zero-tolerance border protection policy.  Leaders of the Catholic church are criticizing the Trump administration over its border protection policy, saying that separating mothers who illegally come into the US from their children is 'immoral'.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, called out president Donald Trump and his 'zero-tolerance' policy on Wednesday [6/13/2018] during the the group's spring conference.

U.S. launches office looking for Americans who cheated to get their citizenship.  The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it.

Canada: You illegal aliens need to stop breaching our border.  Canada was busy welcoming leaders from around the world to the G-7 summit this weekend and, aside from the United States president, everyone seemed to receive the standard, polite greeting from their Canadian hosts.  But there are some other foreigners who aren't getting such a warm reception anymore.  Those would be the illegal aliens pouring over the border into the Great White North now that U.S. immigration forces have been cracking down.  Despite Canada's legendary niceness and previous offer to take in the huddled masses fleeing from President Trump, that attitude is quickly changing.

Sessions:  Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally won't qualify for asylum.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Monday that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally will not qualify for asylum under federal law, a decision that advocates say will affect tens of thousands of foreign nationals seeking safe harbor in the United States.  Sessions' ruling overturned a 2016 decision by the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals that said a abused woman from El Salvador was eligible for asylum under federal law.  The administrative appeals court is normally the highest authority in the issue, but the attorney general has the power to assign cases to himself and set precedents.

White Americans, Swing Voters in Battleground Districts:  Immigration Has Made Life 'Worse'.  The majority of white Americans and swing voters in 2018 swing districts say that change has made life "worse" in the U.S.  In the latest CBS News/YouGov poll, nearly 60 percent of white likely voters who see changes in their neighborhood from mass immigration said that immigration made their community "worse."  Only 15 percent of these voters said immigration has made American life "better."  These likely voters live in swing districts which could be swayed towards either the Republicans or Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Pelosi's Remarks On The Economy Aren't Grounded In Reality.  [Democrats are] now fighting the same losing battles with Trump, like defending trashing the American flag and the national anthem, with the most recent giving cover to MS-13 gang members as folks... who aren't so bad.  Sorry, no — they're garbage human beings who are thugs, rapists, and murderers, devoid of any humanity.  They deserve to be treated as such.  Lock 'em up and throw away the key.  Dehumanization of a cancerous and dangerous criminal element in our society is not a bad thing; it's a necessity.

An Army Base Ordered Pizza. Then Guards Called ICE on the Delivery Man.  An Ecuadorean restaurant worker making a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn wound up being detained June 1 after a routine background check at the gate revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations, officials said.

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The Associated Press must have intended this to be an immigration sob story.  I think it's hilarious.  Next stop:  Galapagos Islands!

U.S. Chamber of Commerce demands amnesty for 1 million migrants.  The country's largest business lobby pleaded with Congress this week to grant legal status to a million illegal immigrants, saying the job market is so hot that the country couldn't stomach losing them if they are asked to leave.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also rejected proposals to cut future immigration levels, saying they "would be devastating to our economy."  Neil L. Bradley, a longtime GOP staffer on Capitol Hill who is now executive vice president at the chamber, sent a letter to lawmakers who have kick-started a new debate in the House on broad immigration reforms.

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  [The Democrats] defend aliens' illegal entry into the United States and give them sanctuary even after they have committed violent crimes that have taken the lives of innocent American citizens. [...] As for Nancy Pelosi's defense of the "spark of divinity" within the members of MS-13, those drug-dealing, sex-trafficking, machete-wielding murderers, she was not alone among her tribe of Democrats.  There is no miscreant, no matter how vile and murderous, whom they will decline to vindicate, to endorse.  They encourage them to come here and welcome them when they get here.  They are much more protective of them than they are the native-born and legal immigrants on whom they prey.  They plan to see to it that they all vote — for Democrats, of course.  For their votes, they will be provided health care, food stamps, welfare... full subsidization on the American taxpayer's dime in sanctuary cities, where they are free to deal their drugs and terrorize their fellow immigrants who are scared to death of them.  That pretty much sums up the Democratic Party today.

U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons.  U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday [6/7/2018], in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.

Steve King Sounds Alarm:  The Establishment is Stampeding GOP Towards Amnesty Cliff.  The House GOP leadership will push a new amnesty bill today that does not set upper limits on an amnesty or even cut migration levels but which does exclude reforms found in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's immigration reform bill, sources tell Breitbart News.  In November, if House Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, most GOP legislators "will be on record in support of amnesty," Iowa Rep. Steve King told Breitbart News.  "It is not going to help us in November" if there is a vote in the House on amnesty, King said.

Interior Secy. Zinke orders park police and rangers to Mexico border.  Calling the border with Mexico an "environmental disaster," Interior Secy.  Ryan Zinke has ordered both U.S. park rangers and park police to Arizona and New Mexico to help stop the movement of illegal immigrants into the country.  He said two parks on the border — Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona and Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas — have become strewn with garbage and needles.

House Republicans Are Scrambling As November Approaches.  Our flawed immigration system is one of the most pressing problems facing our nation today.  The flood of illegals continuing to pour across our borders poses threats to our national security and brings an epidemic of crime, drugs, disease and countless other problems while border agencies are limited in their response.  Then-candidate Trump promised to build a wall to thwart illegal immigration and demanded legislative action to stem the flood of illegals.  House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow leftwing Republicans, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have done nothing.

Border Patrol union president:  Trump putting troops on border is a 'colossal waste of resources'.  The president of the labor union representing Border Patrol agents criticized President Trump's move to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it a "colossal waste of resources."  Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the union has "seen no benefit" from the deployment of about 1,600 troops so far, according to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.  Judd said he originally supported the move because past deployments have been helpful to the Border Patrol, but that this time, "that has not happened at all."  "When I found out the National Guard was going to be on the border, I was extremely excited," he said.

National Guard deployment led to 4,116 apprehensions, not a 'colossal waste of resources'.  Department of Homeland Security officials lambasted the president of a Border Patrol union for calling President Trump's border deployment of the National Guard a "colossal waste of resources."  As of Friday, National Guard troops assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents in apprehending 4,116 illegal immigrants, turning back 1,182 people, and seizing 3,486 pounds of marijuana since April 15, according to new DHS data first obtained by the Washington Examiner.  Yet National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, who originally supported Trump's April 4 executive order, said Friday [5/25/2018] he has "seen no benefit" to the project.

DHS to cancel Obama-era foreign investor immigration program.  The Trump administration moved Friday to officially revoke an Obama-era program designed to entice foreign entrepreneurs to move to the U.S. to invest their cash in businesses here, saying the previous administration overstepped its powers.  The revocation, if it becomes final, would be yet another blow to President Obama's attempts to rewrite the immigration system by executive fiat — a policy that also included the DACA deportation amnesty for illegal immigrant "Dreamers," a broader prohibition on deportations of most illegal immigrants, and new programs to allow more people to enter legally.

Environmental red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels.  Environmental red tape is causing "long delays" for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents.  Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first discovered.  The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals.  But regulations stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are putting "remediation" on hold.

Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants.  President Trump announced Wednesday [5/23/2018] that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States.  "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to.  Tens of millions of dollars.  And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13.  "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give them aid at all," Trump said.  "We may just not give them aid at all."

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Opening Construction Jobs for Women.  President Trump's tightened labor market through increased enforcement of immigration is forcing home builders to recruit American women, rather than relying on cheap, illegal alien workers.  A new report by MarketWatch reveals how the tightened labor market is securing construction jobs and opportunities for women who would otherwise have been passed on in favor of cheaper foreign laborers.

Greensboro, NC fire that killed 5 children exposes more concerns with US refugee program.  Did you hear the news about the five children from the DR Congo who died in an apartment fire in Greensboro, North Carolina just over a week ago?  Probably not because stories showing the unhappy side of refugee resettlement are rarely seen outside the immediate locale.

U.S. Imported More than 10M Immigrants in Last Decade, Exceeding the Population of NYC.  Since 2008, the U.S. has admitted and permanently resettled close to 10.8 million legal immigrants, a foreign population that exceeds the entire population of New York City, New York — where more than 8 million residents live.  Of those roughly 10.8 million legal immigrants resettled across the U.S., the majority derives from the process known as "chain migration," where newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.

Outside the Defensible Perimeter.  Five years ago, my husband and I bought a house in the emptiest county in America. [...] If you climb the mountains behind our house and look south, you look into Mexico.  If you climb those mountains to the top, you are on one of the major drug trafficking routes into America.  If you stay in the desert at the foot of the mountains, you are in rattlesnake country — the greatest biodiversity of rattlers in America, and the night path of illegal aliens.  It is not even a secret that the 60 miles between the border and Interstate 10 are treated as a no man's land.  We live and vote and pay taxes in America, but the government acts as if we are beyond the defensible perimeter of the country.

Jeff Sessions ends Obama-era 'de facto' court amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive to immigration judges Thursday [5/17/2018] telling them they can no longer shunt deportation cases off onto permanent wait lists and leave illegal immigrants free to roam the U.S.  Known as administrative closure, the wait list had become a favorite tactic of the Obama administration, serving to protect low-priority illegal immigrants from deportation.  Rather than pursue those cases, government attorneys would propose — and judges would grant — administrative closure by shipping more than 200,000 cases to the suspension list in what analysts said became a de facto amnesty.

Arizona Border Ranchers Live in fear as Illegal Immigration Worsens.  More than half a million illegal immigrants of several dozen nationalities have been apprehended on John Ladd's sprawling cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona.  Ladd has also found 14 dead bodies on his 16,500-acre farm, which has been in his family for well over a century and sits between the Mexican border and historic State Route 92.  The property shares a 10½-mile border with Mexico, making it a popular route for human and drug smugglers evading a meager force of Border Patrol agents in the mountainous region.  "As big as that number sounds, many more got away," said National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd of the hundreds of thousands arrested on Ladd's parcel.  Judd spent a chunk of his decades-long career with the agency patrolling the area and he knows it well.  "It's gotten more violent.  It's gotten worse."

U.S. Resettling More Refugees Than the Population of Philadelphia.  From Fiscal Year 2008 to Fiscal Year 2017, the United States gave Lawful Permanent Resident status to 1,761,927 on humanitarian grounds, which is larger than the population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the White House.  The White House mentioned on Thursday [5/17/2018] the variety of programs and laws that provide for the refugees to gain such status in the United States.

The Left Can't Handle The Truth On Illegal Immigration.  During an interview with John Burnett of NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly said the following about illegal immigrants:  ["]The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people.  They're not criminals.  They're not MS-13.  Some of them are not.  But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society.  They're overwhelmingly rural people in the countries they come from — fourth, fifth, sixth grade educations are kind of the norm.  They don't speak English, obviously that's a big thing.  They don't speak English.  They don't integrate well, they don't have skills.  They're not bad people.  They're coming here for a reason.  And I sympathize with the reason.  But the laws are the laws.  But a big name of the game is deterrence.["]  Leftist outlets immediately labeled these comments racist.  But factually supported statements about the educational attainment, language skill, and success assimilating of illegal immigrants do not indicate racism.

Local authorities struggle with ICE over bringing detainees to court.  Some immigrants living in the country illegally and accused of crimes sit in legal limbo, caught in a tug of a war between local prosecutors and federal immigration authorities who won't let them appear in court because they fear being denied the opportunity to deport them.

John Kelly:  Illegal immigrants don't have skills, can't 'integrate' well into modern US society.  White House chief of staff John Kelly said in an interview set to air Saturday that the majority of people who enter the U.S. illegally do not "assimilate" easily into modern American society.  "The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people ... but they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society," Kelly told NPR.  WH Chief of Staff John Kelly, asked about separating migrant families at the border, tells @NPR, "They don't integrate well.  They don't have skills."

Liberals Upset That License Plate Readers Are Used To Find Illegal Aliens.  The battle of public safety and law enforcement versus privacy concerns isn't going away any time soon.  Much of the debate these days revolves around increasingly affordable and available technology allowing the use of publicly mounted (or drone-based) cameras which can record both automobile license plate numbers and even human faces.  Scanners and facial recognition software can interpret this data and assist law enforcement agencies in locating suspects more quickly and accurately.  But this has some people highly upset.

U.S. cements plans to separate families crossing border illegally.  The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, U.S. officials said on Monday [5/7/2018].

Wedding bells for Illegal immigrants at U.S. courthouse.  The Moakley federal courthouse is being turned into a wedding chapel for illegal immigrant criminals desperately trying to avoid deportation from the promised land of EBT cards, Section 8 housing, Mass Health cards and Obamaphones.  Last week in a U.S. District courtroom, an illegal immigrant unlicensed alleged drunk driver was married to his "fiancee," who happens to be the mother of his 21-month-old anchor baby in, where else, Chelsea.

'A Circus at the Border': Malkin Rips 'Questionable' Asylum Claims From Migrant Caravan.  CRTV host Michelle Malkin ripped what she called "questionable" asylum claims by immigrants within the caravan that arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last week.  The final group of migrants that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, has crossed into California.  "This was a concerted effort to make a circus at the border," Malkin said on "Fox & Friends."  Malkin explained that most of the migrants traveling in the caravan were offered asylum in Mexico but refused.

Trump to send 57,000 Honduran TPS recipients back home.  The Trump administration will require 57,000 Honduran people to return to their home country, after having lived in the U.S. with protected status since a 1999 hurricane, according to a report Friday morning.  The administration will give Hondurans 12 to 18 months to return home, according to McClatchy.  Hondurans are the second-largest national group of people who benefit from TPS.  A DHS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that Sec.  Kirstjen Nielsen "has not yet made a decision."  But a decision is due by July 6 and the government has yet to formally announce the reported policy change.

Pro-Amnesty Chamber of Commerce Spending $300K Against 'America First' Christina Hagan in Ohio Race.  The pro-amnesty for illegal aliens U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending $300,000 in Ohio's 16th Congressional District race against populist conservative State Rep. Christina Hagan, who has committed to supporting President Trump's "America First" agenda on immigration, trade, and foreign policy.  Hagan — endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), "Women For Trump," and the anti-establishment House Freedom Caucus — is facing a tight race against Anthony Gonzalez, a former San Francisco resident who is raking in the cash from the Republican establishment, as well as the pro-amnesty Chamber of Commerce.

Top judge:  Backlog of illegal immigration court cases over 1 million, delayed deportations 684,000.  The backlog of court cases addressing the status of illegal immigrant's has reached over one million, prompting Justice and immigration courts to step up efforts to hire more judges, digitize old paper systems and speed up court proceedings.  James McHenry, the director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which handles immigration cases, said Tuesday [5/1/2018] that the backlog of active cases is over 692,000 and that the courts have an additional 330,000 cases that have been put into "administrative closure," but that are still before the courts.

Cuomo Threatens Suit Against the Feds On Immigration Battle.  Governor Cuomo of New York is threatening to sue the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to stop its ongoing raids to detain illegal immigrants wanted for serious crimes like assault and rape.  A staggering 80% of those apprehended in recent ICE raids in New York were either convicted criminals or charged with crimes.  But Mr. Cuomo is siding with criminals over their victims.  He's playing politics.  Faced with a challenge on his left flank from Cynthia Nixon, he's desperate to prove his liberal bona fides.

Central American 'caravan' women and children enter U.S., defying Trump.  Eight women and children from a caravan of hundreds of Central American migrants have sought asylum in the United States after officials allowed them entry from Mexico, fueling hope among their companions who remain camped outside the border crossing.

DOJ charges 11 possible caravan members with illegally entering the US.  The Department of Justice on Monday filed complaints against 11 individuals believed to be members of the Central American migrant caravan, accusing them of illegally entering the United States.  After a month-long journey by bus, train and on foot, about 100 migrants arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry on the US-Mexico border on Sunday evening, preparing to claim asylum.  Twenty to 30 migrants spent Sunday night in front of the turnstiles leading to the US side of the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.  An organizer of the caravan said they would remain at the immigration processing center until "every last one is admitted into the United States."

Caravan arrives, Honduran flags flying, middle fingers flashing.  After a big buildup, the migrant caravan full of Central America's finest has finally arrived, and as screengrabs from local television broadcasts show, they gave America the bird.  Seriously.  Buried in a News 8 broadcast from San Diego was footage of illegal migrants and their supporters on the U.S. side breaching the U.S. fence on the border, waving a big Honduran flag, victory-style, and whipping out a big middle finger at America.

Illegals Say They Will Overwhelm Our System, Destroy Our Borders.  Hundreds of leftists are on both sides of the border supporting the soon-to-be illegal aliens who are climbing the fence dividing Tijuana, Mexico from Friendship, California.  Lines of leftists are also on the U.S. side, waiting to greet them.  So far, it is more of a stunt promoting the foreigners who are lying and gaming the system to get into the U.S. seeking jobs or welfare or both.  Many of the jobs they do get hired for are off the books so they don't pay taxes, get welfare, and they send the money they make back to their home countries.  There are whole towns being supported by Mexicans working illegally in the U.S.  These illegal foreigners are people who violate our laws.  This is what many politicians want for our country.

Chaos Erupts As "Caravan" Of Illegals Scales US Border Fence, Cheering "Gracias Mexico".  Scores of migrants gathered at the U.S. border began scaling the San Diego "wall" while shouting "Gracias, México!" presumably to thank the Mexican government for allowing them to travel from Central America to the U.S. border in the hopes of obtaining asylum from the Trump administration.  [Video clip]

U.S. Border Officers Limit Caravan Asylum Requests.  United States border officers are limiting asylum applications from the Honduran migrant caravan to a few dozen people per day, so helping avoid a rush of migrants that would trigger "catch and release" policies.

U.S. Officials Vow Tough Response If 'Caravan' Migrants Overrun Border.  More migrants from the caravan gathering on the Mexican side of the southern border are now planning a mass-application for asylum.  Hundreds of migrants gathered at border checkpoints in the Mexican border city of Tijuana Sunday [4/29/2018].

US: Border Crossing at Capacity, Migrant Caravan Must Wait.  Less than 200 Central Americans, part of a caravan of asylum seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego, left a cross-border rally Sunday afternoon [4/29/2018], prepared to turn themselves in to U.S. authorities.

Report: Mexican Police Escort 'Migrant Caravan' to Border for Crossing Attempt.  Mexican police officers reportedly escorted the remnants of the once 1,200-person "migrant caravan" from shelters in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Ysidro, California, port of entry.  Hundreds of mostly Central American migrants plan to cross the border within the next few hours while others contemplate staying in Mexico.  Some have already illegally crossed the border into southern California.  Mexican police officers could be seen in a CBS News video escorting buses of Central American migrants from the shelters where they spent the past few days to the country's northern border with California.

How to tell Democrat politicians are racist #5: Immigration.  For a long time Black unemployment has been much higher than white unemployment especially for teens and young adults.  While this is in part due to the poor education that Democrats ensure Blacks get it's hard to believe that it isn't also due in part to the massive influx of low skilled illegal immigrants who compete with Blacks for jobs.  Because illegals are paid under the table they're a lot cheaper than Black Americans.  Yet Democrats keep supporting massive illegal immigration.

Human caravan of 600 people arrives at the US border.  Members of the human caravan that has traveled through Mexico to the American border have started climbing the 18-foot high fence that separates the two countries as they prepare to turn themselves over to US authorities to seek asylum.  More than a dozen asylum seekers climbed the fence separating San Diego and Tijuana under the watchful eyes of US Border Patrol agents on Sunday [4/29/2018] as people rallied on both sides.  Hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the US border on Sunday packed into five old school buses to rally before a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum in America.

Here They Come!  Thousands of Illegal Aliens And We Can't Stop Them.  As thousands of illegal aliens prepare to enter the USA illegally, free lawyers tell them how they can manipulate the system and our laws.  It's a free-for-all as economic migrants, prepared to take advantage of our freebies and jobs are calling themselves refugees.  This is not simply one caravan.  There are thousands of illegal aliens coming into our country shortly and we can't do a thing about it.  This goes on constantly.  Congress will do nothing.

How Will Mass 'Migrant' Crossing Not Be an Unprovoked Foreign Attack?  "Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing," Reuters reported Thursday.  "Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them."  If allowed to happen, the criminal invasion — and ultimately that's what it is — will be a direct result of a chain of circumstances aided and abetted by the Mexican government in violation of its own laws.  Mexican law requires foreign nationals be in their country legally and that their presence be beneficial.  It is a criminal offense there to aid and abet illegal immigration.

$46,654: Annual Cost of Detaining Illegal Alien Exceeds Average American Income.  The federal government paid a "bed rate" of $127.82 per day to house each illegal alien detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in fiscal 2016, according to ICE data published in a new report by the Government Accountability Office.  Even if you do not count the extra day in that leap year, that works out to $46,654.30 for each detention bed occupied by an illegal alien for 365 days.  The approximately $46,654 it cost to house a detained illegal alien for 365 days in fiscal 2016 was approximately $104 more than the average income for Americans 15 and older that year — which, according to Census Bureau Table PINC-01, was $46,550.

WashPost: All 'Caravan' Border Jumpers May Face Jail.  The Washington Post is warning all migrants in the Honduran "caravan" that they may be criminally prosecuted for trying to evade border guards this weekend, even if they bring children with them for legal cover.  The threat came in a Thursday evening [4/26/2018] report on the contents of a leaked policy memo sent to Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Ingraham: Activist Attys Holding 'Seminars' for Honduran Caravan to 'Game Immigration Law'.  Laura Ingraham said that while President Donald Trump is sending additional ICE attorneys and other resources to combat a possible stream of asylum-seekers from a Honduran caravan transiting through Mexico, American lawyers are holding "seminars" to help those folks potentially fight the government in court.  Ingraham said the caravan initially numbered at about 1,000, while 600 remain now and 100 have made it to the border.  She said that activist lawyers are trying to help the caravan members successfully claim asylum and enter the United States.  [Video clip]

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What America Can Learn from Japan's Immigration System.  [T]he United States is feeling the effects of decades of illegal immigration, a lax legal immigration system (per the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965) and acceptance of large numbers of refugees.  As a result, America faces an unprecedented level of ethno-religious and cultural tension that is compounded by economic pressures.  The advent of artificial intelligence and robotics also plays a large role in replacing millions of jobs in low-skill, tertiary sector employment — which would negate the need for low-skilled, uneducated labor from so-called "developing" countries.  All of this points to the need for a more restrictive immigration system that puts our citizens and their needs before taking in more people from around the world.

Katy Perry Calls for Open Borders, Gets Stalker Deported.  Do as I say, not as I do.  This is the motto of every Hollywood, media, and government elitist.  Katy Perry is no different.  She has called for open borders on several occasions. [...] But early this year, Perry up some barriers of her own after a crazed fan rushed the stage at one of her concerts.  A Polish immigrant who was obsessed with the pop star, and had stalked her and attended at least six of her shows in a row, was arrested, charged with several crimes, and deported from the U.S.

ICE arrests 60 in N.J. in 5-day enforcement sweep.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 60 people last week in a sweep through New Jersey.  It was the latest in a series of similar operations both here and nationwide, targeting those illegally present in the country.  Officials said those arrested included individuals charged with driving under the influence, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.  According to ICE, more than 20 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from this country and had returned illegally.

Trump tells border officials to block migrant caravans from entering US.  President Trump announced Monday he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to block large groups of migrants who have begun to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and apply for asylum as refugees from Central America.

Most Californians back more deportations; nearly half support travel ban, survey finds.  An overwhelming majority of Californians want to deport more illegal immigrants, and nearly half support President Trump's travel ban aimed at reducing terrorism, according to a new survey from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.  But in reporting the findings of the statewide December 2017 survey, the Haas Institute on Wednesday [4/18/2018] appeared to put a liberal spin on some of the results.  For example, the headline of its news release reads, "Majority of Californians oppose border wall, support racial inclusion."

The Courts Rule Supreme Over Immigration Policy.  President Trump's Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch sided with his liberal colleagues Tuesday [4/17/2018] in making it harder to deport non-citizen criminals.  Surprisingly, Gorsuch's divergence from fellow conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito was enthusiastically received by conservatives.  "I'm actually reading Gorsuch's concurrence and find myself nodding along with him," talk radio host Erick Erickson tweeted.  "His basic argument is that the law, as construed, gives judges way too much discretion to act on their whims because Congress was too vague in how it wrote the law."  "No, the opinion is actually highly conservative — and it has nothing to do with immigration as such," pro-Trump columnist Kurt Schlichter argued in response to criticism of Gorsuch's decision.

A California Reader Warns That A "Speaker Kevin McCarthy" Will Be Wholly Owned By The Cheap Labor Lobby.  There are rumors that Kevin McCarthy is going to replace Ryan as Speaker.  [Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to be next House speaker, By Matt Richardson, Fox News, April 13, 2018]  It's horrible news for Americans if he is — McCarthy's district includes Paramount Farms, probably the largest employer of illegal aliens in the nation, they've imported so many migrant farm workers they've turned Bakersfield from a white American city into a brown Socialist Latino city.  McCarthy can't enforce federal immigration law and stay in office, Paramount Farms was also used in the Reagan amnesty, pretty much any illegal alien in the nation claimed a work record there and there was no verification.

Obama-Era Judge Sides With Illegal Immigrant Who Sued Company For Discrimination.  Illegal immigrants have long had issues with gaining legal employment.  Illegal immigrants in the U.S.A. tend to work under-the-table jobs, jobs that pay them in cash.  Those jobs are generally less regulated and also pay less, sometimes even below minimum wage.  However, because ILLEGAL immigrants are, by definition, illegally in the country, they often cannot get employment.  After all, governments at both the federal and state level penalize illegal immigrant employees, and they even raid businesses suspected of hiring illegals.  But now, for the second time in a handful of years, a federal court has proclaimed that businesses can be sued for 'discriminating against illegal immigrants' by refusing to hire them.

Court Rules Illegal Aliens Can Sue over "Discriminatory Employment Policy" Requiring Green Cards.  For the second time in a few years, a federal court has ruled that illegal immigrants can sue American employers that refuse to hire them because they require workers to be U.S. citizens or legal residents (green card holders).  The latest blow to the rule of law was delivered by an Obama-appointed federal judge in south Florida, who handed a powerful open-borders group a huge victory in a case accusing a major U.S. company of discriminating against an illegal immigrant.  Though years apart, both lawsuits were filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a leftist group that specializes in discrimination lawsuits on behalf of illegal immigrants and has Chicago ties to Obama.  MALDEF pushes for free college tuition for illegal immigrants and lowering educational standards to accommodate new migrants.  Its leadership refers to the U.S. government's immigration enforcement effort as racist and xenophobic and says it's racist to make English the country's official national language and inhumane to protect the southern border with a fence.  Both MALDEF victories involve plaintiffs who benefit from a special Obama amnesty known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that shields nearly 800,000 illegal aliens under the age of 31 from deportation.

Ending anchor babies.  Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana made his bid for House speaker now that Paul Ryan is punking out to become a millionaire lobbyist.  Scalise just proposed House Resolution 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act, which would enforce the constitutional provision that citizenship applies only to those who are "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States.  That means the babies of illegal aliens no longer will be assumed to be citizens.  If a Mexican woman comes to the United States and has a baby, that baby would be a Mexican not an American.

Border Patrol Reports 'Large Groups' of Migrants Crossing into Texas.  Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector are reporting "large groups" of illegal immigrants crossing the Texas border with Mexico, according to a statement circulated Tuesday [4/10/2018].  They are mostly composed of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America.  During a two-day period last week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station reported the apprehension of 112 migrants in two large groups that crossed the border from Mexico illegally on Friday and Saturday.  The arrests occurred near the Texas border town of Hidalgo, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday morning.

Some 200 migrants in Mexico caravan to seek U.S. asylum: organizers.  At least 200 Central American migrants in a "caravan" traveling through Mexico that provoked the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to seek asylum in the United States, organizers said on Monday [4/9/2018].

Trump's Wall May Not Be Built, But The Illegal Immigrant Welcome Mat Is Being Removed.  President Donald Trump continues to confound his critics.  The same pundits who went crazy when he first proposed a wall on the southern border now rail against him for being a failure because he has not achieved that border wall.  But beyond the political theater and tweets, when one considers what Trump has actually done, there is a surprise:  The wall may not be there, but neither is the welcome mat to illegal immigrants that President Barack Obama had put out.  That's progress.

Largest illegal alien raid since Bush was president.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took 97 illegal aliens into custody after raiding Southeastern Provision, a Tennessee meat processing plant on Friday.  Ten face additional criminal charges.  Supporters of open borders said this was the largest single-workplace raid since George W. Bush was president.  Good.  They are not supposed to be here.

Migration — or Invasion?  What can a government do if millions of unarmed people just keep walking towards your national border?  Is it considered migration or invasion?  The question that Europe has been facing since 2015, after Angela Merkel's siren call, will now be faced by the United States, as thousands from Central and South America are marching through Mexico to the U.S. border.  In an earlier era, Mexico would have been seen as complicit in an invasion of the United States and it would be considered an act of war.

The Limits of American Patience.  Mexico assumed that a rich neighbor could, in perpetuity, serve as a refuge of last resort for its impoverished citizens, thereby providing a safety valve and precluding any need for its own internal reform.  The United States was supposedly so affluent that it could both offer entitlements to illegal aliens and, given such aid, not care whether many of them sent $60 billion back home (what is a mere $60 billion out of a multi-trillion dollar economy?) to Central American and Mexico.  When occasionally the United States recoiled a bit, Mexico could always accuse an essentially open-border America of being restrictionist and xenophobic.  One wonders how exactly would Mexico's hostility be expressed — by vows not to receive remittances, or to demand repatriation of its lost citizens, or unilaterally to leave NAFTA, or to elect a nationalist president who would build a wall?

Guarding the border:  Joint U.S.-Mexican zone needed to secure America.  The unfettered movement of transnational criminals, Islamic extremists and illegal border crossers across our porous southern border poses a clear and immediate national security threat.  The sophistication of the illicit networks that traffic in narcotics, foment terror and exploit human suffering for profit have exceeded our current ability to protect the homeland.  We must continue to be vigilant, but adopt a more aggressive, offense-oriented border strategy.  You cannot win and defeat this national threat by being on defense all the time using limited assets and restrictive rules of engagement.

Palin Says Dems Want to 'Import' Votes, Refuse to Secure Border.  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin discussed the Second Amendment, border security, immigration and much more in a wide-ranging interview with Mark Levin.  The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said she sees "hypocritical double standards" when it comes to the left's push for more gun control measures.  She said all Americans have the constitutional right to protect themselves and their families in the same way celebrities and politicians are protected.

President Donald Trump Signs Memo Ending 'Catch and Release' Policy.  On Friday, the White House announced President Donald Trump signed a memorandum ending the immigration policy known as 'catch and release.' [...] "The safety and security of the American people is the President's highest priority, and he will keep his promise to protect our country and to ensure that our laws are respected," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Trump takes step toward ending 'catch and release' immigration policy.  President Trump signed a memorandum on Friday seeking to take steps toward ending the "catch and release" immigration policy, a term that generally refers to the release of illegal immigrants as they wait for an immigration hearing.  "Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to take important steps to end 'catch and release,' the dangerous practice whereby aliens who have violated our Nation's immigration laws are released into the United States shortly after their apprehension," the Office of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.  "The safety and security of the American people is the President's highest priority, and he will keep his promise to protect our country and to ensure that our laws are respected."

Oregon's Liberal Dem Governor Kate Brown Accepted Large Soros Donation Three Days Before She Refused to Send National Guard to Protect US Border.  Liberal Democrat Governor Kate Brown accepted a large donation from George Soros only days before announcing that she will not send Oregon's National Guard to the Southern border to help protect the country from illegal aliens.

The New World Order failed.  [Scroll down]  Next came the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Instead of ending NATO, we expanded it.  Then came the European Union, which Prime Minister Thatcher reluctantly agreed to.  And NAFTA.  We were told this would mean more jobs here, and fewer illegal aliens as Mexicans could find work there.  But it turned out to be a you-can-keep-your-doctor moment.  We lost factory jobs, and gained illegal aliens.

Zero tolerance at the border.  Jeff Sessions may look like he makes Keebler cookies, but he is tougher than nails.  He announced on Friday [4/6/2018] a zero tolerance policy for border-jumping illegal aliens.  [Video clip]  The president ordered up the National Guard.  Sessions is doing his part.  "The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable.  Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest — that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border," Sessions said.  Prosecutors will work with Homeland Security on this.

ICE raids meatpacking plant in Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested.  Ten people were arrested on federal immigration charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally, Tammy Spicer, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement Friday.  All of those arrested are suspected of being in the country illegally, she said.  Immigration advocates said most were from Mexico.

Sessions orders 'zero tolerance' policy at Southwest border.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday [4/6/2018] he's implementing a zero tolerance policy for immigrants illegally crossing the Southwest border.  Sessions notified all federal prosecutors along that part of the border of the new policy in a memo Friday and directed them to make prosecuting criminal immigration offenses a priority.  He also directed prosecutors to work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop guidelines for prosecuting offenses under immigration law.

President Trump has every right to defend our border and not give in to migrant group's demands.  President Trump's announcement that he is prepared to use military resources to deal with a long-simmering border crisis is a welcome response to the vexing influx of illegal arrivals, including those hoping to take advantage of our broken system for handling asylum seekers.  Some Democrats are already describing the president's announcement as an act of hate:  "President Trump's statements about deploying our military to the U.S.-Mexico border and downplaying the strength of our laws do little more than stoke anti-immigrant hate," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who is ranking member of the Homeland Security committee.  On the contrary, this is a necessary move in the face of rising apprehension over illegal crossers, and the pending arrival of an unusually large, organized "caravan" of more than 1,000 Central American migrants working its way through Mexico, which has declared its intention to gain entry to the United State.  The caravan leaders, who are with the U.S.-based migrant solidarity group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, say they are assisting the migrants in asserting their "right" to enter the United States to settle as asylum seekers.

Border Agent: 'We Lock Our Doors Because We Love People Inside, Don't Hate Those Outside'.  A vice president of the Border Patrol Council said he is "very grateful" to President Donald Trump for the White House's focus on the Mexican border.  "We have somebody who's running the country that's putting immigration at the forefront," Art del Cueto said.  Del Cueto said Trump's idea to deploy the National Guard is not unusual, as past presidents have done the same in hopes of assisting the Border Patrol.

Our border is a better place for our military than the Middle East.  Yesterday [4/4/2018], the president took us one step closer to reorienting our national security priorities by announcing his intention both to withdraw our troops from Syria in the near future and send National Guard troops to our own border.  Isn't it time to guard our sovereignty rather than the "sovereignty" of Islamic tribal factions in nation-states that no longer exist?

REPORT: The Soros-Funded Mass Migration Of Illegals Into America Is Just About To Go Nuclear.  Media reports have suggested the movement of thousands of "asylum seekers" toward the U.S. southern border is comprised mostly of women and children.  NOT TRUE.  It is a gathering dominated by young men — very similar to what has been taking place throughout Europe for the last decade as entire nations are being transformed/overrun by people who have no interest in assimilating but rather are there to colonize.  Crime rates have skyrocketed and social services are at breaking points as "come on in" government policies have proved disastrous to the people paying for them.

Mo Brooks Calls The Surge Of Illegal Immigrants 'Invasion By Foreign Nationals,'.  CNN's Alisyn Camerota took issue with Republican Rep. Mo Brooks' statement on illegal immigration and tried to go head-to-head with the Alabama congressman Friday [4/6/2018] on "New Day."  Camerota read Brooks' statement about the caravan of illegal immigrants making their way to America's southern border, and called him out for referring to it as an "invasion by foreign nationals."

Illegal immigrants dump tons of waste in the wilderness every day.  The amount of trash still littering Arizona's landscape tops by several times the amount that has been picked up, says Kathy Pedrick, who administers BLM's project.  In addition to being in remote areas, these dumpsites are also high-crime zones.  After all, drug smugglers often use the same trails as people smugglers.  The best routes into our country are bought, and the cartels don't like anyone mucking around on land they've paid good money to control.  Another problem:  ADEQ officials say the sites can be contaminated with bio-hazardous waste.  What else might be in these dumps?  Are communicable diseases present?

Is the Migrant Caravan a Trojan Horse?  Migrants from Central America are supposedly fleeing their home countries to seek political asylum further north.  They are allowed to cross Mexico's own southern border but are not being invited to stay in Mexico or granted asylum by Mexico.  Instead they are given assistance, by migrant organizations, the Mexican government, and likely American pro illegal immigration groups, toward their final destination, the United States.  Once they set foot in the U.S., they can claim political asylum, and with U.S. catch-and-release policies, are essentially set free within the U.S. Are all of the migrants being persecuted politically in their home countries or are some traveling with the caravan for other reasons?  If so, how many?

The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall.  El Salvadoran migration has inflicted 207 murderers on this country.  The migrant caravan threatening to invade this country includes migrants from El Salvador.  Some of them may be MS-13 members.  The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,000 migrants is the product of an alliance between international leftists and migrant invaders.  Their goal is the invasion, colonization and occupation of America.  And the only ones defending us against them are the members of an outnumbered border patrol, threatened by both drug cartels on the other side of the border and sanctuary states in this country.  That's why President Trump is mobilizing the troops to do the job that the Democrats won't do.

Can America Survive the Latest Plague?  A mob of foreigners planning to march across the United States border knowing in advance that numerous sanctuary cities will break federal law and welcome them in.  Unidentified individuals being allowed to vote in U.S. elections, riots at universities with the intention of preventing any discussion that does not agree with theirs.  These realities are all happening now and are all symptoms of a political plague that has been visited upon America and most of Europe. [...] The primary vehicles used to spread this insidious cognitive disorder at alarming rates consist of a leftist propaganda network known as the mainstream media, and indoctrination to leftist ideals via an overpriced monopolized leftist education system.

Majority of Americans:  Threaten Mexico with NAFTA Until They Help Stop Illegal Immigration to U.S..  The majority of Americans say they support President Trump threatening Mexico with tougher negotiations over the job-killing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade deal until the country's officials help the U.S. stop illegal immigration across the southern border.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, about 51 percent of likely voters said the U.S. should take a tougher line in the current renegotiation of NAFTA to force Mexico to strengthen its efforts to stop illegal immigration and illegal drugs from entering this country.  Only 31 percent of likely voters said they opposed the effort.

'Migrant Caravan' is an Act of Aggression.  It is not an ordinary thing for thousands of people to spontaneously decide to go on a march to a foreign nation, demanding things of that nation.  Americans have good cause to wonder who, exactly, is behind the "caravan" of more than 1,000 Central Americans in Mexico that had been heading north until Tuesday [4/3/2018]. [...] Since Mexico welcomed the caravan and escorts it through the country, Mexico is clearly the prime mover.  Mexico seeks to violate U.S. sovereignty before the wall is built, while anybody can simply walk in, and before Congress empowers the U.S. Border Patrol to do its job.  In this caravan, Mexico deploys Central Americans, including minor children, as human shields in an aggressive action against the United States.  Such a loathsome action is standard practice in Mexico, a more oppressive regime than many Americans realize.

Border Arrests Increase 200 Percent Above Previous Year.  The number of illegal immigrants arrested along the southwest border with Mexico and declared inadmissible jumped 200 percent in March when compared to the previous year.  Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 38,000 migrants in the month of March, an increase of more than 10,000 in a single month.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released the new apprehension numbers in its Southwest Border Migration Report on Wednesday evening.  In one month, total apprehensions increased from 26,662 in February to 37,393 in March — an increase of 40.25 percent.  When compared to March 2017, the number of arrests and aliens designated as inadmissible more than doubled, CBP officials stated.

50,308 Stopped at Mexican Border Last Month, Up 203% From March '17.  More than fifty thousand people — 50,308 — were either apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Wednesday [4/4/2018].  It's the highest monthly total of the Trump presidency.  The 50,308 apprehended/inadmissibles in March is a 37 percent increase from the 36,695 counted in February, but a whopping 203 percent increase from March 2017's 16,588.  CBP said the number of family units increased by 49 percent from February to March, and the number of unaccompanied children increased by 41 percent compared to February.

Secretary Ben Carson on Illegals:  HUD Is 'Going to Cooperate Very Much with the Justice Department'.  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told Breitbart News it is his aim to ensure federal contracting jobs and other economic opportunities go to "our people" and that his agency will cooperate "very much" with the Department of Justice to enforce the U.S.'s immigration laws.  In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Monday [4/2/2018], Carson explained it is past time for American citizens — "our people," he said — to reap the full benefits of HUD projects.  "What we want to do, obviously, is empower people — that's a major goal that we have — our people, American citizens.  Our programs are aimed at that," said the secretary.

Caravan?  What Caravan?  As everyone knows, a "caravan" of more than 1,000 Hondurans is making its way North through Mexico toward the United States.  This caravan had sought, and drawn, a great deal of publicity before President Trump began talking about it. [...] Weirdly, the liberal media pretended to have no idea what the President was talking about.

Trump To Illegal Immigrant 'Caravan': No, You Aren't Citizens And, No, U.S. Border Is Not 'Open'.  Another day, another manufactured crisis.  In this one, a "caravan" of 1,200 people from Central America (mainly Honduras) are making their way up through Guatemala and Mexico to the U.S. border.  Once there, they plan to "demand" amnesty.  If the U.S. fails to defend its border, all of us will regret it later.

Tucker Carlson:  Mexico Is a 'Hostile Power'.  Tuesday [4/3/2018] on Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," host Tucker Carlson slammed the Mexican government and explained why Americans have every reason to be skeptical of claims made by that government.  According to Carlson, the Mexican government's action made that nation a "hostile power" threatening the United States.

DOJ: Border-Crossers Have [an] 88 Percent Chance of Evading Deportation by Claiming 'Credible Fear'.  Border-crossers entering the United States illegally have an 88 percent chance of evading immediate deportation by claiming "credible fear" in their native country, the Department of Justice (DOJ) analysis reveals.  The issue of the country's loose asylum laws — where foreign nationals can claim that they are fearing for their lives in their native country and be released into the U.S. until their day in court — has sparked debate, as a caravan of 1,500 Central American asylum-seekers are headed for the southern border.

Illegal Alien Caravan Marching to US Border Begins to Splinter Into Smaller Groups.  Earlier this week, embedded Buzzfeed reporter, Adolfo Flores reported the Mexican immigration authorities said they were planning on disbanding the caravan of illegal aliens by Wednesday in Oaxaca.  However, defiant caravan organizers vowed to march forward with their list of demands to the U.S. border and plan to cross over from Baja, California.

Dan Bongino: 'This isn't immigration policy; this is chaos.'.  On Monday morning [4/2/2018], former Secret Service agent and host of "The Dan Bongino Show" Dan Bongino appeared on "Fox & Friends" to comment on reports of a new "caravan" of Central Americans traveling through Mexico toward the U.S. border.  Bongino argued that the open-borders position and support for the "struggle" of illegal immigrants is uncompassionate toward Americans who bear the costs of illegal immigrants and U.S. immigrants who follow the law.

DACA Declared Dead As Border Anarchy Intensifies.  A caravan of more than 1,000 young Central Americans is marching through Mexico heading for the United States.  This caravan is the project of Pueblo Sin Fronteras but establishment news reports provide little information on the group, whose website reveals no founder, staff, board of directors or funders.  "We are a collective of friends who decided to be in permanent solidarity with displaced peoples," the site explains.  None of the "friends" is named but "our dream is to build solidarity among peoples and turn down border walls imposed by greed."  According to CNN, Alex Mensing is one of the "US collaborators who works for Pueblo Sin Fronteras," but CNN did not explain that Mensing is a paralegal at the University of San Francisco's Immigration and Deportation Defense Law Clinic.

Trump:  We Will Guard Our Border With Our Military.  President Donald Trump said Tuesday [4/3/2018] that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border.  "We are going to be guarding our border with our military.  That's a big step," Trump told reporters gathered at the White House.  "We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court."  The President's comments appear to take aim at current US policy which requires border agents to catch then release family units who arrive at the border from noncontiguous countries.  He also said he had spoken with Secretary of Defense James Mattis about the use of the military to guard the border.

Trump says he'll guard Mexican border with military.  President Trump said Tuesday [4/3/2018] that the caravan of illegal immigrants heading from Central America to the U.S. has been "broken up" in Mexico, potentially heading off a major headache for American officials.  "I have just heard the caravan coming up from Honduras is broken up, and Mexico did that," Mr. Trump said, saying Mexico bowed to pressure from the U.S. to take action.  There was no immediate independent confirmation from Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group organizing the carazan, nor from Mexican officials.  But on Monday the Mexican government said it had taken steps to deport about 400 people who were part of the "Viacrucis Migrantes" caravan, which organizers claimed totaled 1,500 people, mostly Hondurans, who were looking to reach the U.S.

Organizers of US-bound immigrant caravan accuse Trump of 'bullying,' 'threats of mass violence'.  The organization behind the 1,000-person strong caravan of Central Americans surging toward the United States' southern border accused President Trump on Monday of "bullying" immigrants and threatening "mass violence" — while Trump again warned the advancing procession "had better be stopped."  Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, fired back at Trump after the president's Twitter tirade urging Congress to invoke the "nuclear option" — requiring only a simple majority to pass legislation — in order to pass bills for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and tough immigration reform.

Californication blues.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, with almost 40 million people, millions of them illegal aliens who make up a significant part of the state's population, California muddles on.  But not without growing difficulty.  The illegals usually don't speak English, as if by right, and millions don't bother to take up U.S. citizenship or even legal residence, even though two-thirds of them have lived in the state for at least a decade. [...] A sanctuary law, enacted in a burst of piety and generosity, was intended to protect illegal aliens who have never seemed to get the hang of obeying the law.  The illegals are expected by the Democratic politicians to take out citizenship as soon as possible and vote Democratic ever after.

Donald Trump: 'Our Country Is Being Stolen' by Illegals.  President Donald Trump urged Congress to prevent large groups of illegal immigrants from entering the country.  "Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!" Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday morning [4/1/2018].  Trump said that "weak" border laws passed by Democrats prevented border patrol and ICE agents from enforcing the border laws.

Democratic Activist:  Keep Border Open Until Trump OKs Amnesty.  Democrats should hold the border open for Central American migrants until President Donald Trump agrees to a national amnesty for illegals, says Chuck Schumer's former top immigration aide.  The open borders plan came from Leon Fresco, an immigration activist now working in D.C. for foreign clients, including tens of thousands of Indian tech-workers.  In 2013, Fresco was Schumer's Democrats' chief immigration lawyer as they wrote up the disastrous "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill which prompted the public to elect pro-American Donald Trump in 2016.

America Is In Utter Jeopardy.  President Trump recently signed the largest six month spending bill in United States history.  Illegal border crossers are having a field day crossing our southern border like they did during the Obama presidency.  Border officials are back to catching and releasing those who shuffle into our republic illegally.  Leftist democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer are still celebrating the massive funding of sanctuary cities.  Obviously neither Chuckie or Nancy have any regard for American born sovereigns and legal immigrants who are often raped, robbed, or beaten to death by illegal border crossers who moonlight as dastardly MS 13 gang members.  History has proven ever since the barbarians sacked Rome, that enemies will infiltrate any nation foolish enough to not secure their borders.

Organizers of Illegal Migrant Caravan Headed to US Are Feeling the Backlash.  Pueblos Sin Fronteras, the group behind the 1500 strong illegal migrant army marching through Mexico with the blessing of the Mexican government to the United States is feeling the heat from pro-border Americans and President Donald Trump.  Spokespersons for PSF gave interviews on Sunday in which they claimed most of the migrants would stay in Mexico while others would seek asylum at US ports of entry rather than illegally cross the border.  Video from March 26 [shows] Mexican authorities allowing 1500 illegal migrants to sweep through a border checkpoint from Guatemala.

Hey, Mueller, Here's Proof of Election-influencing Collusion With Foreign Nationals.  These are people who, like the Russkies, engaged in "information warfare" during campaigns.  Like the Russkies, they tried to sow discord and foment unrest via "Astroturf" operations.  Unlike the Russians, these people actually admitted to doing the above — and stealing votes — on hidden camera.  And unlike the Russians, who cannot be extradited, these meddlers are not beyond the law.

College Mills Are Selling Visas to Foreign Students.  College mills are selling visas to foreign students.  These students aren't vetted in any serious way.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is confronting the Department of Homeland Security about a special program called the Optional Practical Training program (OPT) under which groups "pose as education institutions in order to secure visas for tuition-paying foreign students."  "Visa mills are those marginal educational institutions that provide visas and work permits to foreign students, but little in the way of actual schooling," according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

We Can't Stop the 1200 Illegals, We Have to Set Them Free in the US.  Most have heard by now of an imminent invasion of 1200 illegal aliens about to hit our border.  Most of the marching illegals come from Honduras.  They are being led by an open borders group while BuzzFeed chronicles their journey.  What people don't realize is we have to let them into the country and then set them free inside the country.  This has been going on for years.  Border Patrol agent and union spokesperson Brandon Judd explained to Pete Hegseth on Fox&Friends that a Mexican agency is helping these people come into the U.S.  The group should be prosecuted in the United States but no one does it.

Army of Illegals Marching on U.S..  For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States.  Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.

Caravan of 1,500 Central American Migrant Familes Crossing Mexico to Reach U.S. Border.  A caravan of more than 1,500 familes including men, women, and children are making their way from Central America through Mexico and are expected to arrive at the US-Mexico Border in the coming days to request refugee status.

Homeland Security raids a Florida business and arrests 28 undocumented immigrants.  The Department of Homeland Security detained and administratively arrested 28 undocumented immigrants in Fort Pierce on Wednesday.  CBS12 reports that agents served a search warrant at 9 a.m. to TentLogix, a tent rental company that provides large scale items for events.  A worker told CBS12 many employees lack papers that would allow them to work legally in the United States.  The employee told WPTV authorities arrived and started asking people "for their documents."

Dozens arrested in Arizona immigration raid on 'drop house' for undocumented migrants.  Thirty-four people believed to be immigrants who entered the country illegally have been put in federal custody after a house was raided in Phoenix, Arizona, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.  The "drop house," or sort of waiting station where human smugglers hide undocumented immigrants, was raided based on a tip that a "local residence contained a large group of suspected undocumented aliens," Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for ICE, said in a statement.  Ms Mack said the house and smuggling operation were "dismantle[d]" and the group of people included 27 Guatemalan nationals, five Mexican nationals and two Honduran nationals.

ICE Arrests 89 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in Texas-Oklahoma Sweep.  Immigration officers arrested a total of 89 criminal aliens and others in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day targeted operation.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers carried out a three-day operation targeting violent criminal aliens and others with existing orders of removal.  The officers carried out the operation in North Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday [3/22/2018] of last week, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.

GOP Punts On Immigration.  Democrats offered to give the requested $25 billion for the wall in exchange for Amnesty, but the White House said no thanks.  Trump offered his own deal where only previous DACA recipients would receive a three-year extension on their temporary legal status in exchange for full funding for the wall.  Democrats rejected that.  Thankfully, Republican Congressional leaders remained in lockstep with the White House and did not try to sneak in any legalization for illegal immigrants.  The Omnibus may have been the last chance for Congress to pass amnesty before the mid-terms.  So immigration patriots have a victory, albeit a defensive one.

Republican bill would stop illegal immigrants from being able to 'disappear' once they're caught.  Sen. James Inhofe said he will introduce legislation aimed at preventing illegal immigrants who make it over the U.S. border from disappearing into the country due to overcrowded detention centers.  Inhofe said U.S. detention facilities release thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States with a court date with an immigration judge, and they almost never return to attend.  "What they should do is send them back to the country they came from until their court date," the Oklahoma Republican told the Washington Examiner.  "But as it is now, they just give them a court date and they turn them over to church groups and others and they just disappear and they end up in our society."

Poll of Swing-Voters:  Immigration [is] Vastly More Important than Tax Cuts in Midterm Elections.  President Trump's populist pro-American immigration reform agenda is more important to swing voters in the 2018 midterms than the issue of taxes and the Republicans' tax cut plan.  According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, swing voters in the 2018 midterm elections are more concerned with the issue of immigration than they are with tax reform.  For example, when swing voters are asked, "What is the most important issue to you in deciding how to vote in this year's midterm election," Independents say immigration is their third most important issue.  Meanwhile, taxes are dead last as an issue for swing voters.

Fearing deportation under Trump, these immigrants prepare to become untraceable.  A few months back, Lorena Jofre was planning to buy a condominium in Miami-Dade County to finally move into her own place with her 7-year-old daughter. [...] But her plans have since drastically changed.  Like many immigrants in South Florida and other parts of the country, Jofre is now taking steps to become untraceable after President Donald Trump ordered stepped up enforcement of immigration laws and arrests of undocumented immigrants.

Without wall, illegal crossings expected to spike 70% in 2018.  Illegal immigration, sidelined by the so-called "Trump effect" in the past year, is likely to surge 70 percent this year as undocumented aliens try to get into the United States before the president's border wall is constructed and to take advantage of the booming economy, according to a leading expert.

Whistleblower Says Illegal Aliens Have 'Taken Over Every Trade' in CA Construction, Driven Down U.S. Wages.  A whistleblower in the southern California construction industry says illegal alien workers have "taken over every trade" in the business while driving down wages by an estimated 40 percent.  In an interview with the group Progressives for Immigration Reform, a whistleblower who was an independent contractor throughout the 1980s and 1990s explains how the California construction industry transformed into one in which American men could make a middle-class living off blue-collar work to a business where wages have plummeted and illegal aliens dominate the field.

ICE removal key goal of Democrats in 2020 election.  The Democrats mulling a run for the White House in 2020 are facing intense pressure from liberals to campaign on abolishing the agency that enforces federal immigration laws, a proposal that was once relegated to the far-left fringe.  In protesting the Trump administration's policies toward illegal immigration, liberal commentators and writers have been embracing the idea of gutting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which identifies, arrests and deports illegal immigrants inside the United States.

Border officer falsely claimed to be U.S. citizen.  Marco Antonio De la Garza Jr., an officer in southern Arizona, faces criminal charges for allegedly telling U.S. Customs and Border Protection and others in the government that he was born in Texas.

Baltimore Has Somehow Found Money To Pay For Lawyers For Illegal Aliens.  The City of Baltimore, Maryland has been dealing with their fair share of budget problems lately, the same as many other municipalities.  In their recently completed 2018 budget negotiations, they wound up having to make cuts so deep they eliminated funding for things like new street lights and trash cans.  And all of that was happening at the same time as they struggled to fund law enforcement efforts aimed at tamping down their historic murder rate.  But somehow, in a bit of financial legerdemain, they came up with $100K to pay for attorneys for illegal aliens fighting deportation orders.  There's a lesson here about priorities somewhere, but I get the feeling that the City Council wouldn't listen even if someone stopped by to brief them on it.

AG Sessions Helping Immigration Courts End 'Catch-and-Release'.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is streamlining courtroom reviews of migrants' asylum pleas, so helping reduce the "catch-and-release" inflow of Central American migrants.  The nation's immigration courts are run by the AG, so Sessions has the legal authority to set precedents, procedures and rules for judges and for the Board of Immigration Appeals.

At least two dozen Kern County farmworkers arrested in latest immigration sweep across California.  At least 26 Kern County farmworkers were detained for deportation proceedings as part of a mass sweep last week across Central and Northern California that federal officials said was targeted at convicted criminals.  Many of the farmworkers appeared to have no serious criminal background and were stopped on their way to work by federal immigration officers in unmarked vehicles, said Armando Elenes, a vice president of United Farm Workers of America, which has been trying to document how many people have been detained.

Ten Steps to Fix the Broken Immigration Enforcement System.  Politicians who push for increasing legal immigration levels will often make reference to the "Broken Immigration System".  By fixing the "broken system" what they really want is to dismantle enforcement and make it easier for employers to access cheap, foreign labor.  But they often ignore the real broken pieces within our immigration system that drive more illegal immigration and harm national security and public safety.

Court ends bail for illegal aliens.  The headline in the Washington Times was close but no cigar:  "Illegal immigrants have no automatic right to freedom, Supreme Court rules."  Oh they have a right to freedom.  Just not here.  They are free to go home in the paradises they left behind.  President Trump is helping them get home.  "Immigrants being held for deportation don't have an automatic right under the law to post bond and be set free, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a decision that could give the Trump administration more freedom to pursue stiff detention policies for illegal immigrants who show up at the border claiming asylum," Stephen Dinan of the Times wrote.

Supreme Court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely with no bond hearings.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [2/27/2018] that immigration officials can continue to indefinitely detain immigrants during proceedings to determine the legality of their status in the U.S.  In the 5-3 decision, which Justice Elena Kagan took no part in, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled detained immigrants must receive bond hearings every six months to determine if their continued detainment was necessary.  The decision of Jennings v.  Rodriguez affects illegal and legal immigrants.  Legal permanent residents facing deportation as a result of committing crimes and asylum seekers who have turned themselves in at the border and are awaiting a court date can be detained indefinitely with no interval bond hearings.

US Border Patrol Hasn't Validated E-Passport Data For Years.  Passports, like any physical ID, can be altered and forged.  That's partly why for the last 11 years the United States has put RFID chips in the back panel of its passports, creating so-called e-Passports.  The chip stores your passport information — like name, date of birth, passport number, your photo, and even a biometric identifier — for quick, machine-readable border checks.  And while e-Passports also store a cryptographic signature to prevent tampering or forgeries, it turns out that despite having over a decade to do so, US Customs and Border Protection hasn't deployed the software needed to actually verify it.  This means that since as far back as 2006, a skilled hacker could alter the data on an e-Passport chip — like the name, photo, or expiration date — without fear that signature verification would alert a border agent to the changes.

Texas ICE Operation Lands 145 Due for Deportation.  Immigration officers arrested nearly 150 criminal aliens, previously deported illegal immigrants, and foreign nationals subject to an order of removal during a seven-day targeted operation in Central and South Texas.  The operation took place in Texas cities from Waco and southward to the Rio Grande Valley.

Activists Warn Illegals Not to Travel in Florida as Immigration Arrests Mount.  As arrests of illegal immigrants increase due to actions taken by President Donald Trump to enforce laws greatly ignored by Barack Obama, civil rights activists in Florida are issuing travel warnings and tips on how to avoid law enforcement.  A Florida immigration coalition composed of activist groups, such as the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Florida, the Women's March, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, are urging anyone who's in the country illegally to "reconsider visiting Florida and especially recommended to avoid high-risk areas, including ports, airports, and Greyhound stations," as reported by the Miami New Times.

Mueller Indictment May Be Bad News for Illegal Aliens.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment against three Russian entities and 13 Russian individuals may have legal implications for illegal aliens residing in the United States, and could serve as grounds for deportation. [...] The indictment charges the defendants with working in concert to travel to the United States under false pretenses, and to steal identities of U.S. citizens to create email accounts and establish fake social media accounts so they could publish content and organize political rallies using false personas. [...] But Russians aren't the only foreign nationals working to interfere in United States affairs.  Many are here illegally, are politically active in grassroots organizations, post on social media, and attend protest marches.  In fact, it's fairly commonplace.  Mexican and other foreign nationals participate in all kinds of activities to influence public opinion and government policy, just as the Russians named in Mueller's indictment allegedly did.  Many of them may be colluding with their governments to evade our laws and subvert their enforcement.

212 ICE Immigration Arrests in L.A.: 195 Repeat Offenders, More Than Half Serious or Violent Criminals.  Eighty-eight percent of the 212 individuals arrested in the Los Angeles area this week for immigration law violations were previously convicted criminals.  Over the course of five days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents made the arrests and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility.  This is in addition to notices of inspection issued to 77 businesses in northern California just weeks ago.  One hundred and ninety-five of the 212 arrested included convicted criminals, those who failed to leave the United States after being issued a final order of removal, and those who returned to the U.S. after being removed.

Understanding the California Mind.  Illegal immigrants are neither collective saints nor sinners, but simply individuals who arrive from one of the poorest regions in the Americas, without legality or much in the way of English, or high school education.  They encounter an American host that has lost confidence in its once formidable powers of assimilation and integration as well as its ability to mint Americans from diverse races, religions, and ethnicities.  Instead, American culture has adopted an arrogant sense that it can ensure near instant parity as redemption for supposed past -isms and -ologies.  That may explain the immigrant's romance for Mexico to which he fights any return, and the ambiguity about America in which he fights to stay.  We dare not mention illegal immigration in California as a factor in the state's implosion.  But privately, residents assume it has something to do with the 20 percent of the state's population that lives below the poverty level.

ICE agents arrest 212 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles and crack down on businesses suspected of hiring illegal workers.  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have rounded up more than 200 people for violating immigration laws during a five-day sweep in the Los Angeles area, which sparked a protest on Thursday.  In addition to arresting 212 undocumented immigrants, federal agents also served more than 100 notices to local businesses that they will be audited to determine whether they are employing people who are in the country illegally.  The raids triggered a demonstration by a small group of immigration advocates chanting 'stop the deportations' who blocked a Homeland Security van from entering the federal Metropolitan Detention Center.

Senate deal grants amnesty to future illegals.  The Senate's new immigration compromise not only grants legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before, but creates a new future amnesty that would even protect illegal immigrants who managed to sneak into the U.S. over the next four months, experts said.  Not only would the bill enshrine Obama-era deportation rules, protecting most of the current 11 million illegal immigrants from fear of removal, but it extends those same protections to any illegal immigrants who can jump the border between now and June 30.  The Homeland Security Department said the plan "destroys" their ability to enforce immigration laws, and would amount to an "amnesty for over 10 million illegal aliens."

Three charged in scheme to disguise illegal immigrants as folk singers.  Three individuals were indicted for their role in a scheme to defraud Armenian citizens by selling them phony visas, the Department of Justice has announced.  Stella Boyadjian, 47, of Rego Park, New York; Hrachya Atoyan, 30, of Glendale, California and Diana Grigoryan, 41, of Armenia were charged in the Eastern District of New York in a 15-count indictment.  The defendants face multiple counts of visa fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and illegally bringing clients into the United States.  Ms. Boyadjian faces additional charges of charges money laundering and identity theft while Ms. Grigoryan faces additional money laundering charges.

DHS chief on gang members at the border: 'I have to let them in'.  American border officials cannot refuse to let in gang members who either sneak in or show up at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials said Tuesday as they pleaded for congressional action to close loopholes gang members are exploiting.  "When they come to our border I have to let them in," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a White House roundtable.  "This is unique to our country, and it's got to change," President Trump chimed in.

Trump says the 'stupidity' of US immigration laws are allowing gangs like MS-13 to flourish.  President Donald Trump said the 'stupidity' of the nation's immigration laws is allowing violent gangs like MS-13 to flourish in the US.  The comment was made at an event at the White House on Tuesday [2/6/2018] aimed at combating the MS-13 gang.  The president said:  'Not another country in the world has the stupidity of laws that we do.

Angel Family Member on Illegal Aliens: 'They're Breaking the Law and We're Supposed to Feel Sorry for Them?'.  "I do feel sorry that they live in a country that doesn't have as many opportunities [as America], so, go back and make your country great like our forefathers made this country great," said Kilborn.  "We need to enforce the laws we have.  I'm not begging for extra laws.  I'd like to see our laws enforced, and follow our Constitution, and put America first."

Democrat Sen. Carper:  Discard Millions of Americans so Illegals Can Get Jobs.  Democratic Sen. Tom Carper says 'dreamer' illegal immigrants should be hired to replace millions of Americans who supposedly are too unskilled, uneducated, unethical or drugged up to work for companies.  "I think the business community is saying that to the administration [and] they are certainly saying that to those of us in the Congress, and we should focus on that," Carper told MSNBC.

Report Finds Immigrants in U.S. Sent Home $138 Billion in 2016.  Immigrants in the United States in 2016 sent home more than $138 billion — a sum that exceeds the entire gross domestic product of Kuwait — according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.  That sum accounted for about a quarter of the $574 billion that migrants in countries around the world sent to friends and relatives in their home nations.  The U.S received only about $6.5 billion in money sent by people living in other countries, according to the Pew report.

Berkeley students panic after ICE vehicle spotted on campus.  The appearance of a Border Patrol vehicle sent UC-Berkeley into an uproar, prompting the school to reassure students that "there is no raid."  According to the school, representatives for ICE were on campus to speak about TSA checks and give advice for international students.

How to Decide Which Immigrants to Allow In.  How many Norwegians have illegally entered our nation, committed crimes, and burdened our prison and welfare systems?  I might ask the same question about Finnish, Swedish, Welsh, Icelanders, Greenlanders, and New Zealanders.  The bulk of our immigration problem is with people who enter our country criminally from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.  It's illegal immigrants from those countries who have committed crimes and burdened our criminal justice and welfare systems.

Liberals have lost their minds over immigration.  Something very odd and potentially self-defeating is happening to liberalism in the Trump era.  Confronted by the rise of a harder right, the center-left has responded by declaring the intellectual and political equivalent of a public health emergency.  Policy positions adopted by their opponents, which liberals of the past would have considered wrong but perfectly legitimate, are now deemed morally unacceptable threats to our form of government — a hazard to the soul of American democracy akin to the danger that an outbreak of a deadly plague would pose to individual American bodies.

3 Reasons the Left Wants Evermore Immigrants.  On one thing we can all agree:  The left wants more and more immigrants — including immigrants who enter or are in the country illegally — to come to America and become American citizens.  The question is, why?  The first and most obvious reason is political.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, chain migration, sanctuary cities and citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally will give the left political power.  An estimated 70 to 80 percent of Latin American immigrants will vote Democrat.  So, with enough new voters from Latin America alone, the Democrats would essentially be assured the presidency and Congress for decades.

Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to 'say goodbye' to family.  Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have "the freedom to say goodbye" to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday [1/29/2018], ordering the government to release a prominent activist to his family.  Judge Katherine B. Forrest, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the bench, said the government was following the law when it picked up Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir, the illegal immigrant.  But she said "larger, more fundamental" rights were at stake.

The Editor says...
What part of the Constitution gives Constitutional rights to illegal aliens, based only on their (illegal) presence in the U.S.?

If Pelosi Brings Illegals to SOTU, Trump Should Bring ICE Agents.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a number of other Democrats plan to fill the House gallery with illegal aliens when President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.  ABC News reports at least 24 House Democrats plan to bring illegals — the so-called "Dreamers" — to watch the Tuesday night speech from the House gallery.  The illegal aliens will be sitting in seats that in previous years were meant for brave military heroes, law-abiding taxpayers and America's best and brightest.  The sad truth is that Democrats would rather align themselves with foreign invaders who violated our national sovereignty, thumbed their nose at the rule of law, and pillaged and plundered taxpayer-funded resources.

Poll: Black Americans the Most Supportive of Dramatically Reducing Legal Immigration Levels.  Black Americans are the most supportive group in the United States of dramatically lower legal immigration levels, down from where the U.S. currently admits more than 1 million legal immigrants a year, a new poll reveals.  According to a detailed Harvard-Harris poll, black Americans are more likely than any other demographic group to support lower yearly legal immigration levels, down to a fourth of current immigration levels.

To Protect Illegals from Deportation, Denver Decriminalizes Pooping on the Pavement.  What's confusing for those who regularly use restrooms is that a better life was supposed to be the excuse undocumented travelers gave for coming to America, to begin with.  How does permitting people to leave human excrement on the sidewalk cultivate an environment unlike the one migrants came from?  And if the culture illegals left behind ends up being foisted upon America — how does that improve anyone's life?  Yet pro-illegal immigrant activist-types seem to believe it is "soft bigotry" to insist illegals assimilate by finding their way to a restroom like the rest of the civilized world.  Ironically, by allowing in Denver what is common for 40-million people in Pakistan, the left not only encourages unsanitary conditions, they also tacitly insinuate that people from certain countries are incapable of learning to use the bathroom.  And who's the bigot?

Who Cares What Chuck Schumer Thinks About Immigration?  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he rejects President Trump's compromise proposal on immigration, which would trade legalization of certain illegal aliens for important reforms in our legal immigration system, plus the wall.  The press is treating Schumer's obstinacy as a big deal, but is it?  Senator Tom Cotton says No.

Border agent arrest aboard Greyhound bus triggers outcry.  A woman from Jamaica who overstayed her tourist visa was removed from a Greyhound bus in Florida by border agents who allegedly asked riders to provide identification — prompting an outcry from immigration advocates who questioned the legality of the inspection.  The Florida Immigrant Coalition posted video of the Friday encounter on its Facebook page Saturday [1/20/2018].  The 2-minute clip shows two uniformed US Border Patrol officers taking a woman into custody as shocked passengers look on during a stop along the Orlando-to-Miami route.

Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration.  A government shutdown is in the rearview mirror, but the outlines of a looming immigration deal remain murky with the sides still far apart — though the latest polling suggests President Trump's bargaining position may be strong.  A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers.  But they also back Mr. Trump's three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.

Sen. Tom Cotton:  Flake-Graham-Durbin Bill Gives Amnesty to DACA 'Children' AND Their Parents! — Millions of Illegals!  Democrats hold a minority position in the US Senate but they do have the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham, Senator Jeff Flake and others.  The Gang of 6 bill would have offered Mr. Trump less than 10 percent of his border wall, and only a 3 percent cut to existing paths of family-based chain migration.  The president does not support this.  Neither do Americans.

ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists.  Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration's commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.  The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants' rights activists.

Hang Tough, Republicans.  The Democratic demands both are unreasonable in themselves and set a bad precedent.  The end of the amnesty for illegal immigrants who came here as minors — President Obama implemented it without legislative authorization, and President Trump said he would cancel it unless authorized — will not mean a mass deportation of this population.  Republicans should agree to a limited amnesty only if it comes with real enforcement measures, such as mandatory E-Verify for new hires, and limits on the ability of the amnestied population to sponsor further immigrants.  Only such a deal should be acceptable to Republicans, whether it happens in the context of a bill to keep the government funded or separate legislation.  Hang tough, Republicans.

Yale Professor:  There Are "22.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants" In America, Double Official Estimates.  A working paper by Dr. Mohammad Fazel Zarandi from the Yale School of Management, coauthored by two other Yale professors, estimates that there are 22.8 million illegal immigrants in the United States.  This is over double estimates compiled by the Department of Homeland Security, which claims 11.1 million illegal aliens live in the US.  The paper's abstract outlines some of the reasons why their estimate is both higher, and better than the current government statistics: [...]

57.9% of Illegals Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border in FY17 Not Mexican; From 111 Other Countries.  Only 42.1 percent of the "deportable aliens" that the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2017 were citizens of Mexico, according to data collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  A significant majority — 57.9 percent — came from 111 other countries.  In fact, during fiscal year 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended deportable aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border who came from 84 countries that are not in the Americas.  In fiscal 2017, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol apprehended a total of 310,531 "deportable aliens" in all 20 Border Patrol sectors.

Illegal Aliens Quietly Being Relocated Throughout U.S. on Commercial Flights.  Immigrants entering the United States illegally through the southern border are quietly being relocated to different parts of the country on commercial flights, high-ranking Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week.  In the last few days alone, groups of illegal aliens boarded planes at airports in Texas and Arizona accompanied by a taxpayer-funded government escort in civilian clothes to avoid drawing attention.  The first flight originated at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas and was bound for Minneapolis.  The second left from Tucson International Airport and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, federal sources said.  In both locations the illegal aliens appeared to be in their late teens and were escorted by a Health and Human Services (HHS) chaperone.  Judicial Watch reached out to HHS for comment but did not hear back from the agency.  The illegal aliens wear red HHS wrist bands and receive "the gold glove treatment," according to a veteran federal official, who added that the undocumented immigrants get priority boarding ahead of all other passengers, including law enforcement personnel.  "It is shameful and dangerous," said a seasoned Homeland Security agent with direct knowledge of the secret operations.

Now illegal aliens are getting priority boarding on commercial flights?  As if commercial airline flights weren't miserable enough, now we have Homeland Security officials escorting unscreened groups of illegals onto commercial airline flights, riding alongside paying passengers.  In another example of special treatment, the illegals board with all their luggage on a priority boarding basis, ahead of paying passengers.  It's the return of catch-and-release, and it's responsible for a nearly threefold surge of illegal crossers of the U.S.'s southern border in the past few months, according to Judicial Watch.

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay.  Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.  Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October.  If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all "non-essential" government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed).  Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.  Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

We Shouldn't Know About The Upcoming ICE Sweep In San Francisco.  Hey, did you hear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is about to unleash one of the widest, most sweeping operations ever to detain illegal aliens in the San Francisco area?  There's a good chance you did because it's been all over the news, including at FOX. [...] Why do we know about this?  The story was leaked by "a source familiar with the matter."  (As usual.)  Do you really believe that Homeland Security or the specific officials at ICE responsible for making this happen wanted it all over the headlines?

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws.  U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.  Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday [1/16/2018] on plans for the operation.

Trump was right... literally.  Wow!  Sixty percent of the world's population has no effective toilet in the home?  And we expect that these people are going to emigrate to the U.S. and become rocket scientists and nuclear engineers?

Did Trump say anything that isn't true?  Trump is a man at war.  He's a man in search of American Gothic.  He wants to turn back the clock.  Before it's too late.  The clock started ticking from the time Sen. Ted Kennedy pushed through the 1965 Hart-Celler Act.  That's the one that brought in the mixed multitudes from the Third World... but kept to a trickle the builders, those who came invited and still come invited to "breathe free."  Those we want.  The others the world can keep.

Take a step back:  Did Trump really even say the s-word?  Anyone who wouldn't say that Haiti and Somalia are hellholes is lacking in compassion.  The people in Somalia and many other African countries live miserable lives, and pointing that out is hardly an act of evil.  The real problem for the Democrats is that Trump is saying what most Americans believe: the role of immigration is to help America, not to help the rest of the world.  If someone from Somalia has what it takes to be a good American, by all means, let him in, but that doesn't mean we should be taking pretty much anyone from Somalia while rejecting highly skilled people from Japan or Norway.  What's really interesting is that the same leftists now having a conniption fit over what Trump might have said have been telling us for decades that those same countries are in fact hellholes.  For ages, leftists have been saying we have to let immigrants in from poor third-world countries because life in those countries is so bad.

Trump not a barbarian and he's right.  As usual, he was right on the money.  Trump said exactly (although perhaps crudely) what 63 million American taxpayers who voted for him were thinking.  Trump summed up the weakness of America — we're far too nice.  We think about everyone, but our own people and our own taxpayers.  Why on earth would we allow the world's poor, unskilled, desperate and dependent masses to come into our country, while we're $20 trillion in debt?  Those days are over.  It's time to be picky and choosy.

Lindsey Graham Said In 2013 That Not Everyone In 'Hellholes' Can Come To U.S..  During a 2013 Senate panel meeting, [Senator Lindsey] Graham referred to Mexico and other countries that are flooding the United States with illegal aliens as "hellholes." [...] "The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes," Graham said.  "They don't like that.  They want to come here.  Our problem is we can't have everybody in the world who lives in a hellhole come [into] America.  We're just gonna have to create order out of chaos.  So, you've gotta do something on the southern border you don't do on the northern border, but if you don't agree that the difference is jobs, then we just don't agree.  There are 11 million people coming through the southern border 'cause they come from countries where they can't find work and life is miserable."

Top 10 [Bad Places] Nobody Wants to Visit.  Are we allowed to point out that there are places in the world that are not ideal, or are we pretending all countries are equal?  This seems demonstrably ridiculous, yet the left is acting super-offended at the suggestion that some countries are [bad places]. [...] A quick search of Haitian vacations found that a person could have a full week in Haiti for $600, airfare included.  If that isn't a screaming red flag, I don't know what is.  The reason it's so cheap is that you have a high likelihood of never returning.  If you don't get murdered, you will probably get a disease.

Of Trump, Holes, and Our Real Immigration Scandals.  Of course, it would be best if the president didn't denigrate other countries, even in a semi-private setting.  And of course, his language was crude.  And yes, of course, America gets a lot of wonderful immigrants from all around the globe, and we should always point that out.  But that doesn't mean there aren't profound geography-related differences in how successful our immigrants are.  The UN Human Development Index, the most widely accepted metric for how not like a [bad place] a given country is, ranks Norway (the country Trump mentioned he wanted more immigrants from), as No. 1 in the world.  El Salvador ranked 117th.  Haiti was 163rd, and every single one of the 25 countries ranked below it (with the exception of the garden spots of Afghanistan and Yemen) was in Africa.  All other things being relatively equal, why shouldn't we want immigrants from countries with healthy functioning societies that are doing well, people who have grown up enmeshed in strong institutions — rather than some of the world's most impoverished and dysfunctional places?

Immigration and the Tragic Sense of Life.  TPS [Temporary Protection Status] is for countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster, or other strife.  Since those conditions are not exceptions but, tragically, norms in human affairs, the status must be temporary.  Otherwise the United States would not be a country so much as a depleted charity, with no end to the persons who seek to immigrate to its desirable shores.  So the Trump administration announced on Monday [1/8/23018] that Salvadorans in the TPS program will have until September 2019 to make arrangements to leave the country or obtain other legal status in order to stay.  Thereafter, they no longer will be allowed to remain in the U.S. under TPS.  The news came just weeks after more than 45,000 Haitians, the second-largest group, lost protections granted after Haiti's 2010 earthquake.  Other peoples in the program — Hondurans, for example — may soon lose them as well.  Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.  In March, protections for 800,000 young illegal immigrants — a.k.a.  Dreamers — will end unless Congress grants them legal status before then.  Although naturally unpopular on the left and among the immigrants themselves, getting immigration under control is one of the major reasons that Donald Trump was elected to the presidency.  For most Americans want immigration to be determined by federal law, and they don't believe it is "racist" to deport people who are in violation of immigration law.

Leaked Memo:  DACA Amnesty Is 'Critical Component of Democratic Party's Future Electoral Success'.  A leaked memo from the left-wing organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, admits that passing an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is "a critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."  According to the memo sent to Democrats, which is co-authored by former Hillary Clinton official Jennifer Palmieri, the Democratic Party is relying on a DACA amnesty deal — that President Trump seems more open to now than ever before — in order to ensure future wins in Congressional and presidential elections.

How to Successfully Stop Illegal Immigration:  Follow Israel's Model.  Israel is regarded as a global leader in the fight against Islamic terrorism.  Less well known is that the Jewish state has over the years contended with a major issue of regional migrants entering the country illegally and has successfully halted this infiltration to the point where not a single illegal entered in 2017, according to Israeli government statistics.  "Every country has an obligation to protect its borders," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared last week while announcing new steps to deport illegal migrants currently residing in Israel.  "Protecting the borders from illegal infiltration is both the right and the fundamental obligation of a sovereign country."

Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents.  Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday [1/3/2018] by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

California sanctuary
Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year.  Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the "Welcome to California" highway signs.


Asylum Seekers Overwhelm San Diego Border from Eritrea, Cameroon and Mexico.  Migrants from countries like Eritrea, Cameroon, and Mexico have flooded the U.S. southern border in San Diego to such an extent in recent days that U.S. border officials have been unable to process them without long lines forming on the Tijuana side of the border.  Nearly 100 migrants lined up in a plaza on the Mexico side of the border that leads to the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing in San Diego last week because of the backlog, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

The one potential Census question that terrifies liberals.  Liberals, in general, love the Census.  It's full of questions about race and sex, the common fault lines by which liberals love to divide society.  They are even adding a question to the next Census to find out your favorite kind of sex, or approximation of it.  But one question liberals don't want to know is whether the person answering the census is an American.  They fear that if there is a question about citizenship, that illegal aliens won't fill it out.

DOJ Pushing For Citizenship Question on Census Forms:  Report.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking the Census Bureau if a question on citizenship status could be added to 2020 census forms, according to a letter first reported by ProPublica on Friday [12/29/2017].  The DOJ letter, dated Dec. 12, said including a question on citizenship would allow the the department to better enforce the Voting Rights Act.  "To fully enforce those requirements, the Department needs a reliable calculation of the citizen voting-age population in localities where voting rights violations are alleged or suspected," the letter said.

New Census Data Show Big Immigration Spike.  New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show legal and illegal immigration spiraled by 53 percent during the first six months of 2016, compared to 2011, the low point following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  "The analysis shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016.  Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016," said Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler of CIS in a report made public Thursday [12/28/2017].

The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood.  It's a sad fact of man's nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason.  This comes to mind when considering how illegal migration, a.k.a. invasion, has now again surged back to almost Obama-era levels.  Some are theorizing why this is so, looking at the micro, but an important factor is minimized:  not enough people care.  Oh, they care about some things:  sports, entertainment, money, sex, bread and circuses.  But the familial passion that should characterize a nation is largely absent. [...] When hearing about invaders streaming across our border, often with a sense of entitlement, we should be filled with righteous anger motivating us to robustly defend the homeland.  We're not.  Or not enough of us are.

DHS Plans To Scrap Work Permits For Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders.  The Trump administration plans to rescind an Obama-era rule that allows the spouses of foreign tech workers to get jobs in the U.S. as well.  In a notice published Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would do away with with the so-called H-4 work authorization, which is granted to the spouses of H-1B visa holders.  The H-4 program, which was created by the Obama administration in 2015, is currently being challenged in court as an unconstitutional exercise of presidential authority.  DHS did not specify when the change would be made, saying only that "DHS is proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B non-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorization."

Trump Opens Up 80,000 White-Collar Jobs to Americans.  The administration's decision to reverse President Barack Obama's expansion of the H-1B program has been met with criticism by advocates for cheap foreign white-collar labor.  The pro-American decision by President Donald Trump's deputies will launch a lengthy regulatory process which will open up roughly 80,000 jobs to Americans graduates over the next two years.  In 2015, Obama's deputies began awarding H4 work permits to the spouses of H-1B guest-workers who manage to get into the line for residency and green cards.  The H4 program did not have any approval from Congress but was one part of Obama's pro-immigration strategy.

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year.  Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical, law enforcement and welfare.  Conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a Washington D.C. nonprofit dedicated to studying immigration issues, the in-depth probe reveals that state and local taxpayers get stuck with an overwhelming chunk — $116 billion — of the burden.  State and local expenditures for services provided to illegal aliens total $88.9 billion and federal expenditures $45.8 billion, the analysis found.  For those who claim illegal immigrants contribute by paying taxes, government figures show that only $19 billion was recouped by Uncle Sam.

Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population.  U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.  The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency's enforcement and removal department.

The Impending Death of Multiculturalism.  The election of Donald Trump was an unmistakable thundering proclamation that a growing majority of the people have had enough — that we do not need more social programs or more federally enforced diversity, and we certainly do not need more unskilled workers to serve an economy with an ever-shrinking number of unskilled jobs.

Border crossing hits 45-year low.  Illegal border crossing tumbled to a 45-year low and interior arrests of illegal immigrants soared in 2017, according to data released Tuesday that showed President Trump's enforcement crackdown netted tangible results during his first year on the job.  The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971.

Arrests along Mexico border drop sharply under Trump, new statistics show.  The number people caught trying to sneak over the border from Mexico has fallen to the lowest level in 46 years, according to Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday that offer the first comprehensive look at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.  During the government's 2017 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S. border agents made 310,531 arrests, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year and the fewest overall since 1971.  The figures show a sharp drop in arrests immediately following President Trump's election win, possibly reflecting the deterrent effect of his rhetoric on would-be border crossers, though starting in May the number of people taken into custody began increasing again.

CIS: Total Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 43.7 Million in 2016.  A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report analyzed the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data, conducted by the Census Bureau, and found that the immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record high of 43.7 million in July 2016.  This is an increase of half a million since 2015, an increase of 3.8 million since 2010, and 12.6 million since 2000.

End the Root Cause of Illegal Immigration.  There are hundreds of thousands of young-adult children of undocumented immigrants who have been here since childhood because we have allowed outlaw employers to hire and employ their parents illegally for decades.  Roughly one-half of the nation's undocumented immigrant population results from visitors who entered legally but who do not leave when their time is up because Congress continues to refuse to mandate the well-tested and widely used E-Verify system.  When visitors sense that illegal employment is widespread, the temptation to break their visa agreements grows stronger.  E-Verify would greatly reduce the magnet for illegal labor.  Worldwide, at this very moment, people are enticed to illegally cross borders and overstay their visas in search of jobs that should belong to an American or someone who came here legally.  Less people from around the world would make the attempt if we could ensure employers hire only those here lawfully and have work authorization.

Who Are the Real Fascists in American Politics?  [Scroll down]  There is nothing in [President] Trump's immigration policies that project race as a basis for entrance to the USA, nor attacking the pluralism of communities in the USA.  His emphasis has been in increasing protection for U.S. citizens from Islamic enemies that see non-Sharia societies as communities to be dominated.  Also, he wants to attract people with more skills, including English skills, who will not be draining the budgets of all levels of government with welfare costs.  The surge in immigration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was not supported with vast welfare programs that came out of the pockets of citizens already enjoying the economic blessings of living in the USA.  It is obvious that if immigrants can dwell in their enclaves and collect various benefits, there is less incentive to engage with the indigenous culture and integrate with existing mores of the workplace and neighborhood.

Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Rage In The Senate.  Hundreds of illegal and legal immigrants descended upon the Hart Senate building Thursday afternoon [11/9/2017], gathering in mass protest of the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act.  The protesters gathered in the Capitol to demand that members of Congress pass legislation for DREAMERers and DACA recipients.  Protests were not relegated to solely Washington, college students across the U.S. staged organized walkouts and rallys [sic] Thursday.

Official: Admin Open To Amnesty Deal For Non-DACA Illegals.  The Trump administration is open to an amnesty for illegal immigrants not covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, according to an administration official.  The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, was talking to reporters Monday about the Department of Homeland Security's decision regarding Temporary Protected Status for roughly 86,000 Hondurans and 5,300 Nicaraguans.  The two nations have received TPS since 1999 and it gives them access to public benefits, protection from deportation and the ability to work.  The program is designed for immigrants who can't return to their home country due to a disaster of sorts, both Honduras and Nicaragua were hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

Donald Trump's administration set to deport 300,000 refugees from US.  Donald Trump's government has announced around 300,000 refugees living in the country can be deported over the next few months.  The US State Department said that Central Americans and Haitians granted temporary status, some who have lived in the country for 20 years, could now be sent to their home countries.  They had originally been given Temporary Protected Status because their nations had been deemed unstable due to armed conflict and natural disasters.

Top 9 Immigration Objectives Paul Ryan is Blocking.  [House Speaker] Ryan is said to be using the humungous year-end spending bill as a Trojan Horse to conceal an amnesty plan for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.  Fortunately, as Breitbart's John Binder reports, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appears to be organizing serious opposition to Ryan's plan. [...] Binder also notes that Ryan's plan fails to address any of President Donald Trump's popular immigration priorities:
  •   Construction of a border wall
  •   Deporting unaccompanied alien children who are not at-risk in their native country
  •   Preventing criminal illegal aliens and gang members from receiving immigration benefits
  •   Mandating E-Verify, which weeds out illegal aliens from taking U.S. jobs
  •   Eliminating the diversity visa lottery
  •   Classifying overstaying a visa as a "misdemeanor"
  •   Restricting certain federal grants to sanctuary cities that refuse to detain criminal illegal aliens
  •   Ending family-based chain migration
  •   Enacting a merit-based legal immigration where only qualified immigrants can enter the U.S.
Paul Ryan, one can safely assume, is a bought-and-paid-for tool of the Chamber of Commerce.

Illegal Immigrant Shocked at Deportation Arrest After Failing to Appear in Court.  An illegal immigrant from Mexico appears to be surprised that immigrants officials arrested him after he failed to appear for hearings for three years.  The Mexican man had been given a second chance by an immigration judge in 2013 who stopped a deportation order.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested Luis Plaza Moreno, 44, at an immigration office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earlier this week.  Moreno went to the office to renew a work permit, The Oklahoman reported.

Coffee Shop to Hire Only Refugees — What About Out-Of-Work Americans?  What is it with coffee shops and their desire to selectively hire a certain class of people? [...] These are refugees who are mostly Muslim.  These are not illegals.  Think about the illegals that came to San Diego in 2016!  So there are two NEEDY groups coming to America in droves that need jobs.  This is unsustainable!  First a Starbucks' hiring event in San Diego, now a little start-up coffee shop plans to open in Louisiana and hire refugees and political asylees.  What?  No needy americans looking for jobs in Baton Rouge?

Illegal Aliens are Costing Taxpayers Untold Dollars Even Before Going to Trial.  The average cost per day, per inmate in a county jail in the state of Kentucky is $40.41.  As of the date of this article, Gonzalez has cost the taxpayers of Louisville approximately $5,200, and by his next court date (11/29/2017), that figure will have grown to $6,560.  Remember, that is only calculating incarceration costs, when one adds in court costs, providing him with a public defender and likely an interpreter, he will have cost the law-abiding citizens a great deal more.  This is only one inmate, who, of course, is not the only illegal alien sitting in this particular jail.  Now, extrapolate that to city and county jails all over the country (For example, North Carolina has 100 counties.), as illegal aliens, and their crimes have spread to every corner of this nation, and it's not difficult to see how much this ongoing invasion is costing that ever-shrinking class of taxpaying Americans.

Left Celebrates 'Justice' After 17-Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Has Abortion.  After much persistence from the American Civil Liberties Union and the #JusticeforJane social media campaign, news broke Wednesday morning that the 17-year-old illegal immigrant "Jane Doe," who was being held in a Texas detention center, was able to obtain her "constitutionally-protected right" to have an abortion.

Census Bureau: 44.6% in California Don't Speak English at Home; 35.6% in Texas.  In California — which with a July 2016 population of 39,250,017 is the nation's most populous state — 44.6 percent of the people five years of age and older do not speak English at home, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau.  At the same time, according to the Census Bureau, 18.6 percent of California residents 5 and older do not speak English "very well."  That ranks California No. 1 among the states for the percentage of people in both of these categories.  Nationwide, 21.6 percent speak a language other than English at home and 8.6 percent speak English less than very well.

The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.  [Scroll down]  This is, to be blunt, political suicide.  The Democrats' current position seems to be that the Dreamer parents who broke the law are near heroes, indistinguishable from the children they brought with them; and their rhetoric is very hard to distinguish, certainly for most swing voters, from a belief in open borders.  In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist.  You could see this at the last convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant.  Hence the euphemism "undocumented" rather than "illegal."  So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump.

5 shocking immigration trends ignored by the political class.  If you walk the halls of D.C. think tanks and Swamp organizations, you might think we have a crisis of not enough immigrants.  They always extol the virtues of more immigration without any consideration of the costs or whether these immigrants are assimilating into our culture or trying to take it over.  The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report this week on immigration trends that blows sky-high all the myths perpetuated by the open-borders political establishment.  It demonstrates that we are in uncharted waters and that the current trajectory will immutably transform America into something unrecognizable.

What else MUST we provide to illegal aliens?
Judge rules teen in US illegally must be allowed to obtain an abortion.  A federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to allow a teen who is in the U.S. illegally and under the custody of the U.S. government to have an abortion.  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said Wednesday [10/18/2017] she was "astounded" to learn that the 17-year-old girl from Mexico, who is being detained in South Texas, was not allowed to obtain the procedure.  She ordered the federal government to transport the girl to an abortion facility or to allow a guardian to take her "promptly and without delay" to have a counseling appointment on Thursday and an abortion by Friday or Saturday.

U.S. Citizen:  "I'm getting very, very tired of illegal aliens issuing lists of demands".  Do you help people who do this to you?  Or do you tell them to go away?  These people are not "immigrants":  per federal law, they are illegal aliens, and the law requires that they receive a small fine and be deported.

Two Million Foreigners To Get Work Permits in 2017.  The number of foreign workers getting work permits for U.S. jobs will hit 2 million this year, partly because President Donald Trump's deputies have reduced only a few of President Barack Obama's foreign-worker programs and policies.  Roughly 2 million foreigners will get temporary work permits, dubbed "Employment Authorization Documents," or EADS, during 2017, despite administration efforts to cut back some of the many business-backed foreign-worker programs, according to two sets of data released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan.  Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.  The plans, seen by The Washington Times, include President Trump's calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant "Dreamers" currently protected by the Obama-era deportation amnesty known as DACA.

Democrats promise to derail Congress until Dream Act passes.  Leading Hispanic Democrats said Monday they're so disappointed in President Trump's new 70-point immigration enforcement plan that they'll withhold support for must-pass legislation in Congress until lawmakers work out a better deal to protect illegal immigrants.  "They are not going to have Democrats to get them over the finish line on anything they need," said Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  She and fellow Democrats, on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Trump's demand for a border wall, a crackdown on sanctuary cities, more deportation agents and a rewrite of a number of loopholes that have allowed illegal immigrants to gain a foothold in the U.S. are all non-starters.

Good News:  Interior Deportations Under Trump Are Surging.  We can call this the Trump Effect On Illegal Immigration.  Deportations from those caught crossing the border have declined, as fewer attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border because of the harsh measures Team Trump has implemented (meaning they are enforcing the laws on the books), which includes catching and deporting illegals already in the country[.]

Democrats' Leftward Shift and Its Impact on 2020.  [Scroll down]  Democrats weren't always as willing to embrace immigrants as positive contributors to the country.  From 1994 until 1996, a majority of Democrats agreed with the statement that immigrants "are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care."  In fact, Democrats and Republicans were aligned on this sentiment for much of the 1990s.  It wasn't until 1999 that more Democrats believed that "immigrants strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents" than believed immigrants were a drain on U.S. resources.  But, it wasn't until 2010, when a majority of Democrats (54 percent) saw immigrants in a positive light.  That sentiment has only intensified since.  In 2017, 62 percent of Democrats saw immigrants as an asset instead of a burden.

Feds Slap Tree Company With $95 Million Penalty For Hiring Illegal Aliens.  A national tree services company will have to pay a a record fine after admitting that it engaged in a scheme to hire illegal aliens, federal prosecutors announced Thursday [9/28/2017].  Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a suburban Philadelphia-based contractor that trims and removes trees around power lines, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge and was ordered to pay a total of $95 million, the biggest penalty ever levied in an immigration case.  Federal Judge John R. Padova ordered the company to pay a criminal forfeiture judgment of $80 million, plus a $15 million civil penalty to satisfy additional civil claims for failure to follow immigration law.

GOP Sens. Blunt and Moran Offer Green Cards to Outsource More White-Collar Jobs.  GOP Senators Roy Blunt and Jerry Moran have introduced legislation which would outsource another 125,000 white-collar jobs to foreigners each year.  The outsourcing bill is being pitched as a pro-technology, pro-entrepreneurship bill even though many young and middle-aged Americans in the two Senators' home states of Missouri and Kansas are already working with technology or as entrepreneurs.  The outsourcing bill is dubbed the "Startup Act," and it closely models prior bills sought by the high-tech sector, where executives and investors are working to raise profits by further reducing the salaries paid to American college graduates and technology experts.

Illegal Border Crossings Surge with Talk of Amnesty.  After reaching a 17- year low in April border apprehensions have made a 60% increase over the summer, in opposition to historic trends that usually see a reduction in the late summer months.  This increase comes as talks about granting amnesty for Dreamers has made national headlines.  According to the latest USCIS report, 30,567 border crossers were caught in August, up from 25,025 in July.  The number of unaccompanied minors (UACs) apprehended at the border also increased from 2,481 in July to 2,994 in August.  4,645 family units were caught in August up from 3,389 in July.  While the Trump administration officially ended the DACA program at the beginning of the month Pres.  Trump has voiced his support for granting amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled in the program.  He even met with Democratic leaders Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi to supposedly iron out an amnesty deal.

Simon Rosenberg Makes The Most Ridiculous Economic Defense of Illegal Aliens.  Welcome to the dimension of bizarro world that is so far away from reality it creates it's own gravity and inverts itself.  This position is actually being broadcast on national television.  Simon Rosenberg appeared on Tucker Carlson's TV show to defend illegal immigration.  In his position he attempts an economic defense that he has carefully written out for recitation.  [Video clip]

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans.  The Department of Justice announced Thursday [9/28/2017] it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers.  The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.

Costs of Immigration Greater Than FAIR Survey Shows.  Americans have long been aware of the high fiscal costs of illegal immigration, but those who argue that this surge of illegal immigration is somehow good for the country have often countered that illegal aliens pay taxes to all levels of government, off-setting these outlays.  But FAIR's report ably refuted that argument, demonstrating that illegal aliens pay about $19 billion in taxes, resulting in an overall net loss to the taxpayer of $116 billion.  What is particularly perverse about this situation is that state and local governments bear most of the burden, while the federal government collects the most in taxes!  Costs to state and local governments was pegged at more than $88 billion, but costs to the federal government was much less, at $45 billion.  Of the nearly $19 billion in taxes, however, paid by undocumented aliens, about $15.5 billion goes to the federal treasury, with a mere $3.5 billion to state and local governments.  Yet as state governments struggle to deal with the financial burden imposed upon them by this surge in illegal immigration, they find themselves lectured to by those at the federal level about how they should be more hospitable to illegal aliens.

Operation Regional Shield — 3,800 Gang Members in U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Charged.  Senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced here today criminal charges against more than 3,800 MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in the United States and Central America in a coordinated law enforcement action known as Operation Regional Shield.  The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the United States, Attorney General Douglas Meléndez of El Salvador, Attorney General Thelma Aldana of Guatemala, and Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla of Honduras, marking the six-month anniversary of the commitment to combat transnational organized crime initiated in March by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, together with the Attorneys General of the three Central American countries.

It's About Time — Employer Hit by $96 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  This was not a garden-variety illegal alien hiring violation, according to court documents.  As a result of an E-Verify check, some 100 Asplundh workers were identified as not being in the country legally and were laid off by the firm.  Then some of them were knowingly rehired under new, phony names bearing new, phony documents.  The information filed against the company cited four examples of this double-dealing, with, for instance, a worker who had been Danny Palao prior to his being laid off, being rehired as Jose Feliciano.

Employer Hit with $100 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers.  According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.  The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where its headquarters is located, apparently moving swiftly to minimize the damage to the corporation's image.  As a result of the guilty plea, there will not be a public trial.

Report: Illegal Aliens Cost US Taxpayers An Average Of $8,075 Per Illegal.  It doesn't matter for most supporters of illegal aliens, because they are looking for new Democratic Party voters, and especially ones who will be reliant of Los Federales for everything, making them beholden to the Government.

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY.  The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.  State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion.  The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.

Illegals rush the border for Trump's promise of amnesty.  During the first few months of Trump's presidency, border crossings declined to the lowest level in a generation.  Now, new data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows that border crossings have spiked for the past four consecutive months, despite the hot weather, which usually causes an annual drop in border crossings in the summer.  It's quite obvious that the initial perception of Trump as a strict law enforcer has been revised in the eyes of potential migrants, following Trump's promise to pass amnesty within the next six months.  When will the political class finally learn the lessons of failed amnesty and place the security of Americans first — before any discussion of amnesty?

The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism.  With their eyes fixed on reality, both Martin Luther King Jr and Booker T. Washington, we should remember, were against illegal immigration — an idol for the multiculturalist intellectual — because they knew it was awful for the poor, and for black Americans in particular, who most felt the effects of the general devaluing of "unskilled labor."  It is a vital question:  Just how "inclusive" should we be?  They weep very loudly, the leveling relativists, but still the nation must ask itself:  Who is more important, the poor of El Paso, Texas or the poor of Juarez, Mexico?  We realists, we patriots choose the first.

Dreamer citizenship rights could swell immigrant number to 1.5 million.  Granting citizenship rights to 700,000 Dreamers really means giving a foothold in the U.S. to perhaps 1.5 million other future immigrants, according to analysts who urged Congress to weigh the implications fully before pressing ahead with a mass legalization program.  Chain migration — the ability for the Dreamers to sponsor relatives, including their parents who broke the law by bringing them to the U.S. — is one of a number of issues President Trump and congressional leaders will have to work out as they reach for a deal on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era amnesty that the administration is phasing out.

State Department Slaps Visa Restrictions On Countries That Won't Take Back Deportees.  The Trump administration hit four countries with visa sanctions Wednesday [9/13/2017] as punishment for refusing to take back their citizens that U.S. is trying to deport.  In a series of diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined new visa restrictions on Eritrea, Cambodia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  The countries are among a dozen that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed "recalcitrant" in the repatriation of criminal aliens.  The four countries are "denying or unreasonably delaying" the return of their citizens from the U.S., and visa restrictions will only be lifted if they begin normal acceptance of deportees, according to Tillerson's orders.

Trump cuts off visas for countries that refuse deported immigrants.  The Trump administration announced Wednesday [9/13/2017] it has ordered the State Department to limit certain visas for Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because those countries have refused to accept the return of its nationals who are deported from the United States.

Report: 600,000 Illegal Immigrants Live in Houston Area.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reports claim that about 600,000 illegal immigrants live in the Houston area.  The issue came up as some media outlets expressed concern about the illegal immigrants' status in emergency shelters and their eligibility to obtain federal assistance to rebuild homes destroyed by the devastating floodwaters dumped in the storm's wake.  "The Houston metro area is home to about 600,000 undocumented immigrants," the Texas Tribune reported. in an article about Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.  The article expressed concerns that illegal immigrants seeking shelter might be rounded up by immigration officials.

Paul Ryan Won't Rule Out Full DACA Amnesty, Claims 'Attacks from Breitbart' a Constant.  In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) Wednesday [9/13/2017], Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refused to rule out citizenship for so-called "dreamers" and then complained of "attacks from Breitbart."  "Is the speaker supporting legislation that will give DACA recipients a chance for citizenship?" a viewer question to Ryan read, with AP Chief Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner adding, "Do you believe your conference would accept that?"  Ryan would not state that this "path to citizenship," an amnesty for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens that has been rejected by Congress every time it has been proposed for more than 15 years, was off the table.

Mexico doesn't want you back — just keep sending money.
Mexico Sends Top Official to California Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation.  Mexico is sending a top cabinet-level diplomat to illegal alien-friendly California to help Mexican citizens living in the U.S. illegally avoid deportation in a post-DACA environment.  President Trump's efforts to enforce immigration law and build a wall along the border have galvanized the Mexican government into action, and according to an Associated Press story, its top priority is to protect Mexican citizens living in the United States.

Tired of sob stories?  Here's some tales you might not have seen.  Have you read enough sob stories about "Dreamers" yet?  Amazing, isn't it, that the United States was somehow able not only to survive but also to prosper and thrive for almost 200 years before the massive invasion by the Third World began after Ted Kennedy's Immigration Reform Act of 1965.  How did we get along with all these wonderful illegal immigrants who are, after all, only committing the crimes Americans can't be bothered committing anymore?

Check Out How Much Illegals Have Cost Us These Past 10 Years.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.  The financial hit to Americans and the Treasury could impact President Trump's bid to tackle illegal immigration and boost jobs and wages for Americans.  In addition, it is part of the administration's consideration of continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that has given legal status to 800,000 young adults, may of whom are employed in the U.S.

Nine Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Trump Tower Protest in NYC.  Just moments after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine illegal immigrants and three US citizens were arrested near Trump Tower in NYC for sitting in the road and blocking traffic.

Report: Illegal immigration costs $296 billion in lost taxes.  Tax credits received by illegal immigrants and wage write-offs U.S companies claim in their illegal employment costs the Treasury $296 billion over 10 years, according to a new report that is urging Congress to crackdown on the loopholes.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.

US border agents finds smuggling tunnel spanning US-Mexico border and arrest 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexicans.  US border patrol agents discovered a new hidden tunnel running from Mexico that led to the arrest of 30 illegal immigrants.  Around 1.30am on Saturday [8/26/2017], agents patrolling at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, saw a group of several dozen people and tried to approach them for questioning.

200,000 deportation cases quietly 'closed' under Obama.  During the Obama era up to 200,000 deportation cases were "administratively closed" without action, a move that left tens of thousands of illegal immigrants free to roam America, sometimes indefinitely, according to a new report.  When added to those cases still pending court action, it brings the backlog of cases to about 800,000, far more than previously known.  In the report for the Center for Immigration Studies, former immigration judge Andrew R. Arthur said that there are some 100,000 cases that were closed, but told [the Washington Examiner] that it could be as high as 200,000.

Undocumented Immigrants Land on San Diego Shores, 12 People Arrested in Ocean Attempts.  Federal agents detained a dozen undocumented immigrants from Central America early Thursday [8/24/2017] after spotting them in the ocean aboard a pair of small fishing boats, headed for landings in Mission Beach and Sunset Cliffs.  The first of the two unsuccessful human-smuggling runs came to light shortly before 2:30 a.m., when a camera operator at the multi-agency Joint Harbor Operations Center on San Diego Harbor spotted a crowded skiff offshore from Belmont Park and notified the U.S. Border Patrol, according to USBP public affairs.

4 countries sanctioned because of refusal to accept deported immigrants.  A Homeland Security spokesman said Wednesday that a "variety of factors" went into the decision to impose sanctions on four countries that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. government when it comes to taking back their illegal and criminal immigrants.

The "Poor Illegal" Media Narrative and Why It's Not Working.  It is not compassionate to Americans or immigrants to allow illegal aliens to ignore our laws.  The corruption rampant in Los Angeles County and throughout other major urban areas follows from the arbitrary disregard for our nation's legal sovereignty and cultural integrity.  The liberal, marginalized national media still wants to push an illegal alien sob story narrative at all costs.  Look over the list below of the latest sob stories the national readership endured over the past week (and month): [...]

ACLU sues Trump administration over arrests of immigrant teens.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump's administration over the detention of immigrant teenagers for "unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation."  The lawsuit, announced on Friday [8/11/2017], targets Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.  In a press release, the ACLU accuses ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of detaining children and transporting them to detention facilities without notifying their parents or lawyers.

This is what warrants are for:
Armed ICE agents show up to search Michigan restaurant, owner refuses entry.  A restaurateur in Michigan recently tried out a new approach on two immigration agents who wanted to search her cafe:  She told them to go away.  Hediye Batu, who co-owns Café Zola in Ann Arbor with her husband Alan Zakalik, reportedly turned away two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who came in to inquire about an employee of theirs on Wednesday afternoon [8/9/2017], MLive.com reports.

Mexican Econ Minister Threatens To Flood U.S. With Illegals If We Don't Give Them A Good NAFTA Deal.  When candidate Donald Trump first proposed renegotiating NAFTA back in 2015 everyone was stunned.  Fixing bad trade deals had never been proposed by any candidate.  Candidate Trump also proposed a border wall.  Those two policy initiatives are entirely connected.  Almost immediately the government of Mexico realized the potential impact and threatened to use illegal migration if NAFTA was reopened.

86 Guatemalans Arrested at Texas Border in Single Incident.  As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in South Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector capped off a busy day by arresting one group of 86 illegal aliens and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana.  Agents also carried out a rescue of an illegal alien lost in the brush and, unfortunately, recovered the remains of another migrant who was not as lucky.  All of these incidents occurred in the RGV Sector on Monday [8/7/2017].

The INSANE cost of illegal immigration.  On Tuesday [7/31/2017], the Justice Department announced how many illegal aliens are currently clogging American jail cells — and the cost to taxpayers is absolutely head-spinning.  "Out of the 187,855 inmates in (federal) custody, 42,034 are foreign-born," according to the report, which was obtained by The Horn News.  That's almost one-in-four.  Tens of thousands of prisoners, who committed felonies, are in this country illegally.  They committed a serious crime, got sent to the federal pen... and they're costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.  Worse, that just includes prisoners held in jails run by the federal Bureau of Prisons — the 42,034 doesn't count most prisoners in state, city, or county prisons.

L.A. County Paid Out $1.3 Billion In Welfare To Illegal Aliens.  On the bright side, it's expected that the Los Angeles County will spend $200 million less in 2017, as fewer illegal aliens arrive and more have left, mostly due to allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do their job, to enforce the laws that are on the books, unfettered by politicians and political appointees.  We keep being told that illegal aliens are a boon for our economy.  Well, the illegals are getting $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend.  It sure seems that they are more of a drain on taxpayer money that giving more back.

Despite uproar, Trump's immigration proposal resembles 10 other merit-based policies.  President Trump's call Wednesday [8/2/2017] for a merit-based immigration system sent critics and much of the media into a tizzy, but what he proposed is common in many parts of the world.  The proposed system, contained in a Senate bill, would replace one largely based on extended family ties with one that prioritizes education, English language proficiency, age, vocational skills and high-paying job offers as well as considering any criminal record and possible national security risks.  "The idea of using a point system to select immigrants is a completely conventional idea," Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies, said.

Deportation vs. the Cost of Letting Illegal Immigrants Stay.  The findings of this analysis show that the average cost of a deportation is much smaller than the net fiscal drain created by the average illegal immigrant.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported the average deportation cost as $10,854 in FY 2016.  In FY 2012, ICE removed 71 percent more aliens with a similar budget, creating an average inflation-adjusted cost of $5,915.  This compares to an average lifetime net fiscal drain (taxes paid minus services used) of $65,292 for each illegal immigrant, excluding their descendants.  This net figure is based on fiscal estimates of immigrants by education level from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS).  The total fiscal drain for the entire illegal population is estimated at $746.3 billion.

Even Fourth-Generation Mexicans Are Failing.  [Scroll down]  The UCLA researchers found, by doing a multiple regression analysis of the factors correlated with years of schooling, that "... rather than improvements in education in subsequent generations since immigration, as assimilation theory predicts, we find quite the opposite. ... Greater parental education, household income, social and cultural capital, and fewer children all contribute to more schooling.  However, when these factors are held constant, the highest levels of schooling are for those who immigrated as children but were educated in the United States and the lowest for the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren of immigrants."  The people of Mexican descent who show the most enthusiasm for school relative to their resources appear to be the "1.5 generation" — those who came from Mexico as small children.

In Praise of the Raise Act.  The American Dream is at least as fundamental to our national identity as the "nation of immigrants" theme.  The collapse of wages described above threatens to create a near permanent underclass for whom the American Dream is always out of reach.  The RAISE Act seeks to vindicate the American Dream while permitting historical levels of immigration.  It does so by placing the priority on high-skilled immigrant — immigrants who won't squeeze the wages of our low-skilled workers, but who instead will spur innovation, create jobs, and make America more competitive.

Latest Sob Story:  Brothers Deported For Telling ICE One Was Going To College.  Illegal migrants get deported.  That's true around the world.  What is so shocking in the US is that people are shocked that people who are in the US illegally are made to leave.

Democrats Don't Actually Believe in Democracy.  Democrats seem to think that foreigners who violate our laws have a greater right to determine what will be America's laws than actual Americans.  After all, that's their argument when they whine because some illegal is getting shipped back to his Third World hellhole-of-origin.  They seem to think that just because some uninvited, unwanted, unlegal trespasser (we're not supposed to call them "illegal," right?) has been violating our laws for an exceptionally long period of time makes his offense less offensive.

Texas Attorney General Paxton:  We must phase out DACA and return to the rule of law.  During Texas's successful lawsuit against DAPA, we learned that DACA recipients have even been given Green Cards, and thus a pathway to citizenship — despite the Obama administration's initial pledge that DACA does not confer such a legal path to citizenship.  Apart from a pathway to citizenship, DACA allows aliens to leave and re-enter the country, removes eligibility bars from Social Security, Medicare, and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and confers eligibility for state benefits such as driver's licenses and unemployment insurance.  As of August 2016, more than 220,000 unlawfully present aliens in Texas applied for a permit or a renewal of one under DACA, and nearly 200,000 of those were approved.

Why is it up to us to pay for this?
$10 Million to Fund English Classes, Legal Services for Foreigners Seeking Citizenship.  The U.S. government announced on July 27 that it will continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to fund English, history, and civics courses, as well as naturalization legal services to foreigners seeking legal American citizenship, according to Judicial Watch.  According to a Homeland Security grant obtained by Judicial Watch, the $10 million will be allocated to the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The program, which will distribute the money across 36 organizations, aims to provide hopeful immigrants with classes in U.S. history and government in preparation for the citizenship test, as well for activities that promote civic and linguistic assimilation.  "Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and of U.S. history and civics, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully assimilate into society," the Homeland Security grant states.

Donald Trump announces new immigration policy favouring financially stable English speakers.  President Donald Trump is touting new legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, drastically cutting the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country and implementing a "merit-based" visa scheme.  If passed, the RAISE Act would cut the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by 50 percent over the next 10 years.  It would eliminate diversity lottery visas and crack down on so-called "chain immigration" — visas provided based on family connections, rather than jobs skills.  Mr Trump promoted the act alongside Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue on Wednesday [8/2/2017], claiming it would "reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars".

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt.  Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted on Monday of defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants, and he may face jail time — another rebuke for a once-popular politician who was voted out of office last year.  In 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Mr. Arpaio built a national reputation for harsh conditions in his county jail, and for his campaign against undocumented immigrants; his deputies detained people solely based on a belief that they were in the country illegally, and then turn them over to immigration authorities for deportation.  In December 2011, a federal district judge hearing a racial profiling lawsuit ruled that the immigration detentions were illegal and ordered the sheriff to halt them — an order that was upheld by an appeals court and reinforced by another district court order in 2013.  But Mr. Arpaio vowed, publicly and repeatedly, that the roundups would continue, and they did.

Arpaio plans to appeal criminal contempt conviction over detention of illegal immigrants.  Joe Arpaio was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to stop detaining illegal immigrants, but the former sheriff isn't going down without a fight.  Shortly after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued her verdict, Arpaio attorney Jack Wilenchik said the longtime lawman of Maricopa County, Arizona, once known as "America's toughest sheriff," plans to appeal and press for a jury trial.  "Joe Arpaio is in this for the long haul, and he will continue his fight to vindicate himself, to prove his innocence and to protect the public," Mr. Wilenchik said in a statement.

Ten Accomplishments By John Kelly At Homeland Security.  [#1] He sidelined most of the top staff picked by Obama and allowed the department's border and enforcement agents to actually enforce the nation's immigration law.  The result is that more than 70,000 illegals have been sent home by motivated agents, including many of the MS-13 gang members invited by Obama to live in the United States since 2011.

'Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime,' ICE acting director says.  The horrific incident involving dozens of immigrants allegedly smuggled into the U.S. in a sweltering tractor-trailer is proof that illegal immigration is "not a victimless crime," the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News on Monday [7/24/2017]. "It's a message I've been trying to get out as long as I've been the acting ICE director," Thomas Homan said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

Cortez: 'That Truck with dead illegals could have been filled with terrorists'.  James Matthew Bradley, Jr., the driver of an 18-wheeler that was found parked in a sweltering hot Walmart parking lot with up to 100 Mexican nationals inside its unairconditioned trailer, 10 of which pronounced dead, faced a Texas judge on charges Monday [7/24/2017].  A federal court charged the Clearwater, Florida man with one count of 'transporting illegal aliens.'

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Police [are] Not Allowed to Follow Federal Law.  The glorious progressive secession movement from the United States continues.  If Obama were in office, we would be hearing lots of talk about the Confederacy.  But since it's a Republican in the White House, treason is patriotic again.  Also Massachusetts cops are not allowed to follow Federal law.  Obama had already decided that Arizona is not allowed to enforce Federal immigration laws.  Now the highest court in MA has decided that police are not allowed to follow Federal law either.

DOJ, DHS Deny Aid to Family of Wounded ICE Agent While Bankrolling Extradition of Cartel Member's Family.  The U.S. government has denied financial support to the family of a federal agent who was severely wounded in a 2011 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel but at the same time has subsidized housing expenses for the family of a hit-squad member who assisted in the shootout that left another officer dead.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent who survived the attack, Victor Avila, said the Department of Homeland Security refused to fund hotel, travel, and per diem expenses for his wife and two children during the two-week trial of two men accused in his attempted murder, which began in Washington, D.C., this week.  DHS told Avila it did not have a "funding mechanism" to pay for the expenses.  Avila ultimately fronted the costs for his family to accompany him during the trial after raising safety concerns to DHS and Department of Justice officials.

Border Patrol raids Arizona desert camp that helps illegal immigrants.  U.S. Border Patrol agents served a search warrant at a non-profit aid camp in the southern Arizona desert Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of being in the country illegally.  The camp, about 11 miles north of the Mexican border, provides medical care for immigrants crossing into the U.S. across the miles-long Sonoran Desert.  It has been in operation since 2004, run by the organization No Mas Muertes (No More Deaths).

Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979.
Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979, page 5.

5 million immigrants granted US citizenship can't speak English.  In a stunning indictment of the system that tests immigrants on their eligibility to become "naturalized citizens," a new report finds that a third are functionally illiterate, unable to speak and understand enough English to get that status.  Some 32 percent of naturalized citizens, about 5 million, fall below "basic" skills in English, the equivalent of being functionally illiterate, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The report is a follow on to one that found 67 percent of immigrants in the United States for 15 years or more can't speak much English.

ICE Director Says There Could Be More Than 12 Million Illegals In US.  Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said he isn't sure exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S.  There could be more than 11 to 12 million in the country, he said.  No matter how many there are, Homan said that President Donald Trump's executive orders have put every illegal immigrant (except those covered by President Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens who arrived as minors) up for deportation.  He recently spoke at a White House press briefing in which he said that no illegal immigrant should "be comfortable," and he reiterated that message during Tuesday's [7/11/2017] interview.

La Raza Rebrands as 'Unidos US'.  The National Council of La Raza announced that it will change its name to UnidosUs, AP reports.  President Janet Murguia described "La Raza" as an outdated term that did not resonate with its members.  AP exclusively translates "Raza" as "the people" in its report.  However, the term can also be interpreted as "the race," which carries a suggestion of zero-sum ethnic conflict.

Texas is getting a new 'sanctuary cities' law, and the Mexican government isn't happy.  Senate Bill 4, signed on May 7, gives greater freedom to local Texas police to ask people, who have been detained, about their immigration status, and mandates cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  Officials who don't comply could be fined or even jailed.  The bill has become a national flash point in an already hyperpartisan debate over the rights of immigrants and the government's ability to press them on their legal status.  Advocates of the law point to measures meant to increase safety, while critics worry about eroding protections and triggering negative diplomatic and economic consequences.

Can Trump Win His Fight Against Leftist Judges And Open-Border Radicals Over Immigration?  A battle is brewing between the federal government's right to enforce U.S. immigration laws and some cities' and blue states' desire to provide "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants in the U.S.  But unlike the past four presidents, Donald Trump is willing, even eager, to fight this battle.

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills that would impose strict prison sentences on deportees who re-enter the country and defund sanctuary cities.  President Donald Trump is urging the House to stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for 'sanctuary' cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.  He met people the White House identifies as 'immigration crime victims' on Wednesday [6/28/2017] as part of a push for passage of two pieces of legislation he said would cut down on the number of gang members, drug dealers and terrorists in the US.

Supreme Court:  Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship.  The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government.  Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. §1425(a) makes it a crime to "knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person" to become a U.S. citizen.  Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. §1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship.

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers:  Audit.  Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else's legal identity, and the IRS doesn't do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they're being impersonated, the tax agency's inspector general said in a new report released Thursday [6/22/2017].  The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.  But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report.

Trump wants to ban immigrants from accessing welfare within five years of entering the US.  President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.  At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night he said 'the time has come' for 'new immigration rules' that would require those seeking admission to the country to be able to support themselves financially and would bar the use of welfare for a period of at least five years.

Trump in Iowa:  President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years.  President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.  "The time has come for new immigration rules that say ... those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years," Trump told a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Editor says...
First of all, why set the bar at five years, and not ten or fifteen?  Second, there is already a legal requirement that immigrants should be able to support themselves.  "An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident."

Six-time Deportee Arrested in Texas.  An illegal immigrant deported six times prior from the United States is facing deportation again after crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border.  Agustin Jorge Figueroa-Garcia, a 29 of Mexico, was caught by federal immigration agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Texas, according to News4 San Antonio.

The Editor says...
If anyone asks me, I can solve this problem overnight.  Here's how:  When someone is caught re-entering this country after having been deported at least once before, he or she should be deported again, to the most remote and desolate part of the Peruvian coast, or perhaps the Ivory Coast.  Instead of passing the same people back and forth across a fence, repeat offenders should have a life-changing experience that will make it almost impossible for them to re-enter the United States.  The word will get around Mexico very quickly:  Don't go north again or you will disappear.

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration'.  Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, "How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration."  It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing.  The point is, Beinart honestly confronts the craven partisan political calculation behind the liberal line on immigration, and he goes through the serious substantive economic and social reasons why liberals should be in favor of managing immigration in the interests of American workers — as they did not that long ago.

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration.  If the right has grown more nationalistic, the left has grown less so.  A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

Stop making everything a moral issue.  Immigration is not a moral issue.  America controls America's borders.  Ellis Island was not an open arms invitation to the world, because it was a way station where we screened the people we did not want.  Anarchists, criminals, and other burdens on society were sent back where they came from.  There is no moral right to come to America as a visitor or as an immigrant.

Border Patrol Ordered to "Negotiate" with Illegal Immigrants in Arizona.  Despite President Trump's pledge to tighten border security[,] Border Patrol agents in one of the nation's busiest sectors for illegal immigrants and drugs were ordered this week to stand back after a surveillance camera recorded a group entering the U.S. from Mexico, federal law enforcement sources told Judicial Watch.  The incident occurred in the vast desert terrain between Arizona and Mexico, Border Patrol officials said.

Trump scraps Obama policy that protected immigrant parents from deportation.  An Obama-era immigration program intended to protect parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation has been formally cancelled, fulfilling a key campaign promise from President Trump, the Homeland Security Department announced late Thursday [6/15/2017].  Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program.  The revocation came on the fifth anniversary of another effort that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Trump Admin Rescinds DAPA Amnesty Program.  The Trump administration has fulfilled another one of Donald Trump's campaign promises by rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million illegal aliens with children who are citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the country if they met certain criteria.

Hardly Walt's Disney.  The Magic Kingdom became the place of nightmares recently.  In October of 2014, with no warning, Disney informed hundreds of their information technology (IT) workers they had three months left on the job.  If the employees wanted to collect their severance, they would have to train their replacements.  For three excruciating months, Disney forced their employees to train foreign workers brought into the country to replace them.  The foreign-born workers were allowed to come into the country via the H-1B visa program. [...] Essentially, Disney has gone into the indentured servitude business.  The foreign employees cannot complain or ask for more money for fear of getting fired.  If they are fired, their visas are revoked and they are kicked out of the country.

ICE chief:  All illegals 'should be worried, no population off the table'.  In a blunt warning to all 11 million undocumented immigrants, the acting chief of ICE said that anybody who cross the border illegally is subject to deportation.  "If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried," said Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as 'Catch and Release' Continues.  The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month.  The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump.  The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report "catch and release" programs are quietly continuing.

Luis Gutierrez Whines:  Breitbart News Coverage of Illegal Immigrants, Muslim Refugees Too Harsh.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) whined about Breitbart News' coverage of illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees during his recent commencement address at Cambridge College.  "Breitbart and Fox News didn't invent their opinions on Mexicans and Central Americans or Muslims," he claimed the day after the London Bridge terror attacks.  "They're just recycling them."  He told Cambridge College's graduates, "I say lift the Muslim ban and tell the Supreme Court to say it's unconstitutional and un-American."

Texas Sheriff Actively Promoting Visas for Illegal Immigrants.  Travis County Sheriff "Sanctuary Sally" Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a "U visa," Fox 7 in Austin reported.  Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.  Her work continues to propagate the myth that Texas' new sanctuary city law (previously known as Senate Bill 4) is a threat to crime victims.

GAO: 437,000 deportation cases backlogged, hearings delayed to 2022.  The government's processing of illegal immigrants has broken down as the number of backlogged court cases has grown to a ratio of 1,456 per judge, prompting some courts to schedule deportation cases as far out as February 2022, according to a new Government Accountability Office assessment.  The audit agency tabulated a total of 437,000 pending cases, double what it was in 2006.  What's more, the normal wait time for illegals to face a judge has grown from 198 days to 404 days.

Good News:  Illegal Aliens With Old Deportation Orders Are Being Detained.  Of course, this is terrifying people who are unlawfully present in the United States. [...] They should be terrified.  Better yet, they should simply leave.  They were ordered deported, and Obama and his administration allowed these people who are unlawfully present to remain in the country.

Federal Judge Is "Humiliated" For Having To Actually Uphold Immigration Law.  If Judge Reinhardt is so upset by having to enforce federal immigration law, he can resign.  The federal government is specifically tasked with protecting the nation from foreign invasion, which includes those who come to this country illegally as well as overstay their visas.  The majority of countries in the world, including Mexico, refuse to tolerate those who are unlawfully present, and many, including Mexico, have harsher penalties.

DHS Officers Humiliate Judges by Enforcing Immigration Laws, Declares Judge.  Judges are humiliated and dehumanized whenever they must enforce the nation's immigration laws, according to a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The judge's cry of outrage came when he could not block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children.  "We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz's removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system," complained Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who wishes to extend citizens' rights to illegal foreign migrants.

Democrats In Texas Legislature Threaten Violence To Protect Illegal Aliens.  Texas is estimated to have more than 1 million illegal aliens, according to the Migration Policy Institute.  During today's [5/29/2017] final legislative session a group of angry protesters calling themselves illegal aliens attempted to disrupt the session by shouting, chanting and blowing whistles.  The issue they were protesting is a new law known as "SB4" or the anti-Sanctuary City Law, where Texas police chiefs and sheriffs are required to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.

The Texas Protestors Should Be Deported.  If you're holding up signs bragging that you are an illegal alien while protesting a state legislature and disrupting its proceedings, you should be deported.  You are admitting you are an illegal alien and you are disrupting the legitimate legislative functions of a state government.  I do not have sympathy for you.

Texas Leg's Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters.  Today [5/29/2017] was the last day of the Texas legislative regular session.  But before the typical closing ceremonies were held, a near brawl broke out between lawmakers.  Stoked by anti-SB 4 protestors, Democrat and Republican lawmakers exchanged harsh words and a few shoves.  Senate Bill 4 is the state's Sanctuary City bill, which would require local and campus law enforcement to comply with federal immigration communication laws, or be subject to civil and criminal penalties.  Governor Abbott signed the bill into law earlier this month.  At the center of the SB-4 conflict was Republican state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, who said he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on protestors carrying "I am illegal and here to stay" placards.

Texas State Rep Reports Protesters to ICE; Guess What Happened Next?  This morning [5/29/2017], during the final day of the current session of the Texas state legislature, the Texas House was considering a bill to punish so-called "sanctuary cities."  The Democrats had been fighting the bill for hours, and there were lots of protesters in the gallery.  When the protesters were loudly disruptive, the Department of Public Safety began to remove them from the gallery.  That's when the fun began.  Apparently, state Representative Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) announced that he had called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the protesters.

The Editor says...
If you are in this country illegally, perhaps you should stay out of sight ("in the shadows") rather than participating in noisy protests.

ICE agents eat at restaurant — then detain the workers.  ICE agents apparently love a good breakfast, and it doesn't matter who's making it.  United States Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers detained three members of the kitchen staff at a restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday morning — but only after sitting down to eat some waffles.  Sava Lelcaj-Farah, the owner of Sava's restaurant, told MLive that the incident was "really sad," and "scares the whole community."

The Editor says...
No, it does not scare the whole community.  It scares those who aren't supposed to be in the community.

DHS: More than 700K visa overstays in 2016 alone.  Forget about the wall or deportations or travel bans.  These days, if you so much as suggest something as relatively mild as a fresh look at the number of visas we issue and how we track them you are identified as obviously being a racist.  After all, we're not talking about ISIS bombers swimming across Lake Erie to get into our country from Canada, right?  These are tourists or students or temporary workers who just want to help.  Unfortunately, while that's a popular line of argument in the legacy media these days, the visa programs currently in place have problems.  And the Department of Homeland Security has highlighted yet another uncomfortable factoid for us this month, saying that more than 700K visitors of various sorts came to the United States on visas in the past fiscal year and failed to leave when they were supposed to.  That we know of.

Staggering number of visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration.  The nexus of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country's air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in last year — and nearly 630,000 of them didn't go home, according to new numbers released Monday [5/22/2017].  Known as visa overstays, the visitors present a different challenge than the border crossers, and one that Homeland Security officials are still trying to figure out how to handle.

Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40% Under Trump.  Immigration arrests climbed yet again in April as federal agents continued to track down both criminal and noncriminal aliens in far greater numbers over the first 100 days of the Trump administration than they did under former President Barack Obama a year ago.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 illegal immigrants on civil immigration charges between Jan. 22 and April 29, according to agency data released Wednesday.  That was a 38 percent jump over the 30,028 arrests made in the same time period in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration.

After Trump Executive Orders, ICE Making 400 Arrests Per Day.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday [5/17/2017] that it has arrested more than 400 individuals per day since President Trump signed executive orders calling for tougher immigration policies.  Between Jan. 22 and April 29, the immigration enforcement agency arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, 75 percent of whom were convicted criminals, after Trump signed immigration-related executive orders in January.  That number represents a 37.6 percent increase from the same period in 2016.

Trump's immigration enforcement helps slow illegal border crossings by 76%.  Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.  Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday [5/9/2017], marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.

Immigrant Workers Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest.  More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a "Day Without Immigrants" rally in February.  The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.  They are now taking their case to federal labor regulators, the Detroit Free Press reported.  In a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America claim EZ Industrial Solutions unjustly fired them for taking part in a political protest.

Hungary's border wall
Hungary's new border wall is working spectacularly well.  Hungary is getting major blowback from the E.U. elites.  But as far as I know, they haven't doubled down on "it can't work" the way their American internationalist brethren have.&Nbsp; We have here a classic case of common sense versus "experts" whose predictions can't be trusted.


How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months.  When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost. The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process. Hungary's second border fence has just been completed in the southern town of Asotthalom. The 96-mile long, 14 ft. tall double-line of defense doesn't look too intimidating from a distance. Go a little closer and you'll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they're about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence.

Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators.  A massive anti-deportation infrastructure has emerged to try to protect illegal immigrants from President Trump's crackdown, with advocacy groups coaching potential deportees on how to massage encounters with police, and lawyers and judges working to shield them from charges that would make them priorities for deportation.  A video released Monday [4/24/2017] by a coalition of advocates instructs illegal immigrants not to open the door to federal agents, what proof to demand if they are being arrested and what to say if accosted outside their homes.  Meanwhile, attorneys are working to lower charges from some illegal immigrant criminals, hoping to blunt their crimes so they don't show up as high-priority deportation targets.

Draining the Swamp in NYC.  [Mayor] DeBlasio has declared New York City as a sanctuary city that will not adhere to federal mandates restricting municipal employees from questioning city services while performing their official duties.  Therefore, if you come here from another country without a legal visa, work permit or citizenship; you can access services like schools, hospitals, utilities and even law enforcement without being questioned about your illegal immigration status.

Illegal Aliens Have More Rights Than IRS Taxpayers.  For over eleven years we have been writing a weekly column pointing out the injustices inflicted upon Americans and the American taxpayer by government and special interests.  But no injustice is more egregious than allowing foreign nationals to invade our country by the millions where they get to profit from the invasion, rather than being put in jail or deported as they would be in any other country.  No other sovereign nation on earth allows illegal immigration to exist on such an enormous scale, as does the United States of America.  What is even more unfathomable is why this injustice doesn't fester in the hearts and minds of the American people to the point where they put an immediate halt to it, or fire those in government who are responsible.  What does it take for the American people to rise up against this injustice in full force and fury, as they should?

Report: ICE Failures Under Obama Administration Leave More Than 2.2 Million 'Supervised' Aliens on Streets.  A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals startling failures during the Obama Administration that allowed 2.2 million deportable aliens to remain on the streets in a "supervised" status.  Aliens with criminal convictions accounted for nearly 400,000 of that total.  The report issued by ICE Inspector General (IG) John Roth last week details several failures under the previous administration that built a tremendous backlog for deportation officers (DO).  Those failures include imbalanced workloads for DOs, unachievable goals, a lack of clear policies and procedures, and insufficient training.

Undocumented bakery workers protest termination.  Several protesters who chained themselves to delivery trucks at a Queens bakery were arrested early Friday [4/21/2017].  Workers at Tom Cat Bakery were protesting a requirement by the bakery that they prove their immigration status or face termination.  The workers say that in March, Tom Cat officials told them the Department of Homeland Security was investigating the company.  31 workers were told they would be fired within 10 business days if they could not provide new employment documents.

U.S. Border Officials Suspected of Working with Drug Smugglers, Says Border Patrol Council President.  A top Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has alleged that Border Patrol management in Montana's Havre Sector are suspected of being corrupt and ordering miles of border unpatrolled in an intentional effort to help drug smugglers.

New DHS Hires Signal End To Era Of Officials Cozy With The Open Borders Lobby.  The Department of Homeland Security announced last week the appointment of two former employees of think tanks that advocate for reduced immigration.  This comes as a departure from a department that was staffed in the Obama era by several officials closely involved with organizations which advocate for amnesty.  Jon Feere and Julie Kirchner joined Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection as advisers, respectively.  Feere is a former policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for reduced immigration, and is now an adviser to Thomas

D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Exclusive: Officials Defy Trump's Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled.  U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured.  Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled.  Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.  Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager.

Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally.  Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally.  Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st.

Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony.  Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday [4/11/2017], Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.  "For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned:  This is a new era.  This is the Trump era.  The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over," Sessions said.

Trump's Justice Department to end 'catch and release' immigration policy.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.  Mr. Sessions said his enforcement priorities will end the "catch and release" practices of the Obama administration and give the Justice Department a more active role in stemming illegal immigration.

Park Service:  Illegals destroying federal lands, unsafe for camping.  Illegal immigration and drug running have destroyed border parklands, further threatened two species on the endangered list and led federal officials to bar visitors and campers in areas considered too dangerous to visit, according to newly released reports.  In studies of two parks that make up less than 90 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service said that the areas have been ripped up with thousands of miles of unauthorized roads from vehicles that have crushed plants and animal habitat.

American Resurrection.  The statistics on illegal immigration are in.  Apparently, the wave of illegals has been cut by 70% since Trump's inauguration.  And the Wall doesn't even exist yet.  So much for all those who said we couldn't halt this illegal flood.  ICE is deporting criminals (and leftists are squealing), sanctuary cities are going to lose a lot of funds, Lansing, Michigan, just voted to stop being a sanctuary city, overcoming their foolish mayor.

Fear of Trump Makes Migrants Disappear From Mexican Border.  [President] Trump hasn't yet made good on his bombastic campaign trail promises.  The wall is still just a twinkle in his eye, and the deportation force hiring sprees haven't happened yet.  ICE agents have conducted raids targeting undocumented immigrants, but they aren't actually that different in scale from raids that happened during the early years of the Obama administration.  But the symbolism of Trump in the Oval Office and the threat of extended detention has already deterred many migrants.  Migrants are scared, explained Jose, a young Honduran man staying at the San Bosco shelter in hopes of getting to the U.S.  They might be less scared in the future, he said, but for now they're waiting.

Why Sanctuary Cities Encourage Illegal Immigration.  Numerous cities have declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities," where local police are forbidden to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in enforcing our national immigration laws.  Legislation is now moving through the California legislature to implement such a policy throughout that entire state.  Why this energy to protect violators of our laws?  Oddly, the answer goes back to the founding.  Due to a residue of the notorious three-fifth compromise, sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration because undocumented residents (to use the politically correct term) are counted in determining representation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures.  The more undocumented a city has, the more seats it gets.

Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week.  As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C.  That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier.  The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming.

More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year.  Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector report that their agents arrested more than 100 previously deported sex offenders that illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents arrested two during a one-hour period in separate locations in the sector on Wednesday [3/30/2017].

State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Aliens About ICE Raids.  Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.

ICE detains 26 offenders reporting for community service in Fort Worth.  Agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 26 offenders suspected of being undocumented as they reported for community service Sunday morning [3/276/2017] at a Tarrant County Jail facility north of downtown.  David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, said the Sheriff's Department was contacted about a week ago by federal agents asking for information about people in the work detail, a program for those who are on probation and are working off part of their sentences.

Federal immigration agents showing up in NYC courts to arrest defendants.  When Floyel Stapleton appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine hearing in his misdemeanor assault case, he was stunned to be met by federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom.  "I didn't know they were there.  They were in plain clothes.  They had no badges and they arrested me when I was walking out of the courtroom.  They just asked my name and they arrested me," Stapleton, 39, who is from the Caribbean island of Nevis, told the Daily News from an immigration detention center in Hudson County.

Deterrence and human nature.  [Scroll down]  Take illegal immigration.  The Trump administration believed the answer was to persuade people not to come illegally into the United States, and to convince those who are already residing here illegally and who have broken American laws to go home.  So his proposed wall on the border with Mexico and beefed-up patrols are a sort of insurance policy in case immigrants do not heed appeals to follow the law.  Deportation and even the threat of deportation also serve as deterrents to persuade others not to enter the U.S. illegally, given the likelihood of being sent back home promptly.  The early result of that proposed deterrent policy is that in just two months, attempted illegal entries into the U.S. have fallen dramatically.  Past approaches to illegal immigration were largely therapeutic.  Bilateral talks with Mexico, sanctuary cities, de facto amnesties and non-enforcement of immigration laws supposedly would ensure that immigration was orderly and a positive experience for both hosts and guests.  Instead, the border effectively became wide open and chaos ensued.

Philadelphia's Largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration Canceled in Fear of Immigration Crackdown.  One of Philadelphia's most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called "the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community."  The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.

Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations.  The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.  How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deploymen

Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States.  A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.  Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam's sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress.  If actually implemented, the judge's plan also would be extremely expensive for Americans, because state and local communities subsidize each new immigrant with roughly $1,600 each per year for decades.

Rogue judges give legal standing to hypothetical immigrants.  When President Trump issued his revised immigration order, I warned that unless we reassess our erroneous views of judicial power, the courts would create an affirmative right to immigrate.  Even though the revised order applies only to prospective immigrants who have never stepped foot on our shores, we predicted that the courts would completely erase national sovereignty.  They did not disappoint.  Over the past few days, several liberal legal groups and a handful of blue states (led by Hawaii) have sued against the new order.  One federal district judge grotesquely manipulated the rules of standing and issued a temporary restraining order against the executive order, even in a case where Trump's moratorium was inapplicable.

23 Percent of Public Schoolchildren Live in Immigrant Households.  Almost a quarter of the nation's public school students live in immigrant households, raising questions about America's long-term ability to continue its tradition of assimilation, according to a study released Thursday.  The report, published by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, indicates that 23 percent of public school students live in a household with at least one immigrant parent.  That is more than double the percentage in 1990 and up from 7 percent in 1980.  Because immigrants are not evenly distributed throughout the country, however, some schools have significantly higher percentages of immigrant children.  The report breaks down the data by census units called public use microdata areas, which are roughly between 100,000 and 200,000 residents and generally respect county or city boundaries.  The average number of public school students in each PUMA is about 20.600.

Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them.  Luisa Fortin sometimes sits up at night, wondering what her clients are eating.  She is the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Food Bank — but lately she has done less outreaching.  Her families, working immigrants in northwest Georgia, are spooked by the political climate, Fortin said.  Increasingly, she's being asked to explain how food stamps may impact immigration status, if not to outright cancel family food benefits.  Since mid-January, five of Fortin's families have withdrawn from the SNAP program.  One, the single mother of three citizen daughters, had fled to Georgia to escape an abusive husband.  Another, two green-card holders with four young children, were thinking of taking on third jobs to compensate for the lost benefits.  These families represent a small fraction of Fortin's caseload — she estimates she has signed 200 immigrant families up for SNAP over the past six months — but based on the calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.

Assimilation under threat as children of immigrants flood U.S. public schools.  The Virginia neighborhood of Fairfax County ranks with parts of those other cities as having the highest percentage of children from immigrants in its public schools, with 78 percent of students coming from immigrant households, according to a report that the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Thursday.  Across the country, some 23 percent of students in public schools come from immigrant households.  That has more than doubled in the past 25 years, from just 11 percent in 1990.  But their numbers are heavily concentrated in big cities.  Miami-Dade County in Florida has four areas where at least 80 percent of students are from immigrant-led homes.  In one of those, a part of Hialeah City, a staggering 93 percent of students belong to immigrant households.

Steve King States the Obvious, Unleashes Fury.  Kudos to [Rep. Steve] King for standing up for Western Civilization.  Even if few have the spine to say it, everyone who has spent more than a minute thinking about it understands that a society cannot be sustained by importing massive numbers of foreigners from an alien civilization rather than having babies of its own.  This is especially obvious when that alien civilization has been vehemently hostile for 1,400 years, and the foreigners are ostentatiously uninterested in assimilation.  Just because David Duke agrees with him does not mean he is wrong.  King is in for a storm, and deserves every patriot's support.

High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game.  Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.  According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that they've used a "USA" theme in the past for games against several different schools, but North's fans are insisting that it was a personal attack against them because some of their students come from refugee families.

The Editor says...
It is disturbing to me that freeloaders and migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, are now calling themselves "refugees" to deflect the stigma (which should be) associated with illegal immigration — and more disturbing that the news media is playing the game, too.

ACLU Is Suddenly Concerned Over Length Of Time Illegal Aliens Are Held.  Despite the absence of reports over the last eight years, apparently, Mr. Obama's executive branch agencies were holding illegals for a long time, longer than the ACLU likes.  In fact, Supreme Court decisions allowed this.  Where were the lawsuits from the ACLU then? [...] Obviously, it is crystal clear that the ACLU is not interested in civil rights, but, instead, being a far left activist group agitating against a sitting United States president.  And many of their proposed actions are to protect those who are unlawfully present in the nation over the best interests of citizens of this nation.

One more reason to jam cell phones near the border:
New App for Illegal Aliens Enables Them to Call for Help When Caught.  If you're an illegal alien who has just been busted by immigration authorities, now there's an app for that.  Huge, a digital agency, developed and launched the mobile app, Notifica, pro bono to enable illegal aliens to easily and quickly call for help if they've been caught.  The Notifica app sends pre-loaded, pre-written messages tailored to specific illegal alien-defined recipients, like immigration lawyers and relatives simultaneously — with one click of a button.  A PIN number is required for security purposes and to prevent others from viewing the messages.

Earnings of undocumented workers soared during Obama years.  Undocumented workers' incomes increased dramatically during the Obama years.  The gap in the hourly wage between undocumented workers and native workers is reduced by half once socioeconomic characteristics — educational attainment, type of jobs, years since emigrating here and age — are taken into account, according to a new academic paper, "The Earnings of Undocumented Immigrants," by Harvard University economist George Borjas, and published Monday [3/13/2017] by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. [...] Undocumented workers earn about 40% less than American workers, but that gap falls to 20% after controlling for the various socioeconomic and educational factors.  "The adjusted wage of undocumented workers rose rapidly in the past decade," the study found.

A Fair and Legal Replacement for DACA.  President Obama's DACA, issued in 2012 via memorandum, was a patently lawless use of executive power.  After Congress (again) decided not to pass the DREAM Act, granting legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children, the president abused his "pen and phone" to impose the law's provisions unilaterally.  The administration risibly claimed that this was an exercise of "prosecutorial discretion," implying that the government would be evaluating applications for deferred status on a case-by-case basis.  Unsurprisingly, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials have reported otherwise; in fact, anyone who appears to be under the maximum deferral age — that is, any illegal immigrant who appears younger than 35 years old — is simply presumed to be eligible for DACA.  Under the policy, about 750,000 illegal aliens have been granted not only renewable, two-year deportation stays, but also work permits, Social Security numbers, access to the EITC welfare program, and driver's licenses.  Functionally, more than 2 million have been shielded from deportation for nearly five years.

Don't Look Now, But Trump Is Already Winning On Border Security.  Just by saying that he would strictly enforce immigration laws already on the books, President Trump is already on his way to solving the illegal immigration problem.  Imagine if previous presidents had done the same.  In February, border agents apprehended just 18,762 people at the U.S./Mexican border, a 40% drop from January, which was itself a 27% decline from December.  In fact, illegal border crossings have fallen every month since Trump won the election.  And February's number was lower than any month in the previous five years, according to data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says.  The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump's first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.  U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons.  Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

No Wall, No Raids, Just Enforce the Employment Laws.  I admire immigrants.  They've traveled thousands of miles to build better lives in a strange land where many don't even speak the language.  They send much of the money they earn here back to their families in their homelands.  America could use more such courage, work ethic and selflessness.  I like seeing such people come to America — legally.  But the illegal kind is a different story.  Though they may be admirable in many respects, illegal immigrants are still breaking the law.  To say that they are merely "undocumented workers" is to say that an intruder in your house is merely an "undocumented visitor."  It sacrifices truth at the altar of political correctness.

All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants.  Three conclusions can be drawn from this analysis:
  •   First, the long-term decline in the employment for natives across age and education levels is a clear indication that there is no general labor shortage, which is a primary justification for the large increases in immigration (skilled and unskilled) in the Schumer-Rubio bill and similar House proposals.
  •   Second, the decline in work among the native-born over the last 14 years of high immigration is consistent with research showing that immigration reduces employment for natives.
  •   Third, the trends since 2000 challenge the argument that immigration on balance increases job opportunities for natives.  Over 17 million immigrants arrived in the country in the last 14 years, yet native employment has deteriorated significantly.

Democrats bring Dreamers, Trump brings victims of crimes by illegal immigrants.  On one side were the "valedictorians," the high-achieving illegal immigrant Dreamers who have become the face of the drive for a more lenient immigration policy.  Matched up on the other side were the "victims," those who had lost relatives to illegal immigrant crimes and who have gained a nationwide profile in the past 18 months, thanks chiefly to President Trump and his unorthodox campaign.  On Tuesday [2/28/2017], both the victims and the valedictorians were in the same room, watching as Mr. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress.

ICE nabs young 'dreamer' applicant after she speaks out at a news conference.  About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family's driveway.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old's father and brother, Argentines who were living in the country illegally, amid the Trump administration's aggressive deportation effort that has riled immigrant communities across the country.  Although Vargas was in the process of renewing her status as a "dreamer" to remain in the United States legally — a status she had allowed to lapse — she feared that immigration officials would come after her next.

Should have stayed "in the shadows."
Illegal Immigrant Calls for Protest — Picked Up by ICE Immediately.  A 22-year-old Argentinian immigrant was arrested by ICE officials after calling a press conference to talk about her hears of being deported on Wednesday.  Daniela Vargas, who has been in Mississippi since she was 7 years old, was protected by the DACA act of the Obama administration, since she has been in school and working in the United States, and brought without her consent as a child.  However, Vargas says she was not able to collect the $495 it costs to renew DACA paperwork this year, and thus was dropped from the program, making her vulnerable to arrest.  Vargas' father and brother were arrested last month as a part of the nation-wide ICE raids.  They were arrested outside of their home.

Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE.  An Oregon judge is being investigated after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant elude ICE agents in January by guiding the man through a private entrance at the courthouse.  Multnomah County Judge Monica Heeranz was notified by court staff that ICE agents were waiting outside her courtroom to possibly apprehend Diddier Pacheco Salazar, a 22-year-old Mexican national attending a DUI hearing, U.S. Attorney Billy Willaims said.  Specific details about what happend inside the courtroom next is not clear.  But Salazar reportedly somehow managed to leave the room using an employee exit.

Sheriff: Illegals go free where Americans would be jailed.  One of the nation's key sheriffs fighting crimes and drug peddling by illegal immigrants charged that Americans would be locked up for wrongdoing illegals regularly get a free pass on.  In a Senate hearing focused on the impact of crimes by illegal immigrants on Americans as far north as Wisconsin and Washington, Grant County, Wash., Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald described a gruesome murder in 2016 of Jill Marie Sundberg by a previously deported illegal immigrant who skipped out on an $8,000 bond.

Jorge Ramos:  America Is 'Our Country, Not Theirs' — 'And We Are Not Going to Leave'.  Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday [2/24/2017] that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that "it is our country, not theirs."  Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest.  Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli.  There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is "not their" country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, "are not going to leave," he said.

Self Deportation Beginning Ahead of Schedule.  The leftist media are all broadcasting scenes of illegal men, women and children hiking over the border in waist-high snow and sub-freezing temperatures (thanks a lot global warming), from the United States to Canada.  Each one of these sites regale the reader with tales of woe of "undocumented migrants" having to brave the elements and hoof it to Canada, rather than get swept up in the Trump dragnet. [...] I find it incredible that so far I have not found a single lefty site that sees the irony of what they are reporting.  They are making our case for us.  This is exactly what I and many others have been preaching for years.  If you build it, they will come.  If you provide free refuge (and everything else) they will come.  If you take it away, or even threaten to in a manner they will believe, they will go, of their own accord.

The Coming Border War:  A Prediction.  A prediction: when the "Wall" along the southern border begins to be constructed, the left's professional activists will implement an extensive disruption campaign.  It will be modeled after the Keystone Pipeline protest (that involved a makeshift city of 10,000), but be more mobile and flexible, spread out along the border that marks the path of the wall.  Protestors will stand in the path of construction, just at activists have, in the past, chained themselves to trees in the Northwest to stop logging.

It's Official:  Liberals Only Care About Illegals and Muslims.  Hey, liberals!  There's a reason why illegal Hispanics and jihadis aren't represented by the system.  In the first place, they have broken the law by coming here without completing the administrative state's vital and voluminous paperwork.  In the second place, they intend to break the law by violently overturning the United States government and its separation of church and state, replacing Western culture with Sharia law.

Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship.  Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show.  An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics.  The obscure Form N-648 requires a doctor to list any physical or mental ailment that would prevent a patient from meeting the language requirements of citizenship.

NY Times Publishes Screed By Illegal Alien Who Vows To Not Leave.  [Scroll down]  We see from the KDVR article that she arrived illegally in 1997 with her husband and a 6 year old.  Since she is 45 now, that means she was not a child at the time she intentionally broke our immigration law.  At one point she was charged with not having a license or insurance and for having an expired license plate.  Those charges were dropped.  She put a made up Social Security number on a document she was planning to use for a job application.  She pled guilty to attempted possession of a forged instrument.  La Immigra became involved at that point.  She was given the opportunity to voluntarily self-deport.  She finally did leave, then came back, paying someone to smuggle her across the border, for which she was almost immediately caught be the Border Patrol, making her an alien absconder.

Just Say No To The Border Tax.  Nobody knows for sure whether President Trump supports a "border adjustment tax."  That's fitting, since nobody really knows what this tax would do to the economy.  Trump has been hot and cold about the border adjustment tax.  On Thursday, he told Reuters that he thought the tax "could lead to a lot more jobs in the United States."  On Friday [2/24/2017], Trump's top economic advisor reportedly said it was a nonstarter.

Democrats Attack Trump For Enforcing Their Own Immigration Law.  The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects.  But since when is enforcing the law a crime?  In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate and 202 Democrats in the House in a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat.  That hasn't stopped today's Democrats from decrying the DHS memo as obscene and horribly un-American.

DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges.  With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday [2/20/2017] that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing.  Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation's immigration policy.  They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama's executive amnesty — at risk of deportation.

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines.  In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates 'Climate of Fear' for Illegal 'Citizens'.  The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday [2/22/2017] openly fretted that Donald Trump's new immigration orders "could create a climate of fear" for illegal "citizens."  (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word "citizen.")  Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, "This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn't already."  Page agreed, "I think it has."  She justified, "Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade.  So, they're really part of the fabric of our life.  Although, admittedly, they're here illegally."

The Editor says...
It doesn't matter if an illegal alien has been in this country for 30 years or 30 minutes.  In fact, if an alien has been here illegally for more than a year, and hasn't made any attempt to acquire naturalization or get permission to be here or learn English, that indicates that he or she has no intention of assimilating.

Trump's Immigration Guidance:  Dreamers and Parents of U.S. Citizens Are Safe for Now; Most Others Must Go.  Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly on Tuesday [2/21/2017] released two memoranda, explaining how the Trump administration plans to implement the president's executive orders designed to "stem illegal immigration" and remove illegal aliens "who have no lawful basis to enter or remain in the United States."  Notably, the new guidance exempts, for the time being, the 750,000 "dreamers" who came to this country as children and who received temporary legal status under President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

DHS secretary orders immigration agent hiring surge, end to 'catch-and-release'.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved Tuesday to implement a host of immigration enforcement changes ordered by President Trump, directing agency heads to hire thousands more officers, end so-called "catch-and-release" policies and begin work on the president's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.  "It is in the national interest of the United States to prevent criminals and criminal organizations from destabilizing border security," Kelly wrote in one of two memos released Tuesday [2/21/2017] by the department.  The memos follow up on Trump's related executive actions from January and, at their heart, aim to toughen enforcement by expanding the categories of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation.

The ACLU's war on common sense.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump's order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by the Obama administration as hotbeds of terrorism.  So far, they have managed to find sympathetic judges in friendly climes such as the Ninth Circuit.  The group had promptly filed a lawsuit against the order, which it calls "Trump's Muslim ban," despite the fact that it allows in travelers from more than 40 other Muslim majority nations comprising more than a billion people, plus India, which has an estimated 300 million Muslims.

New York Times Foams at the Mouth:  DHS Seeking to Expel Wide Range of Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  The NYTEB said it:  they are living in this country outside the law.  If they crossed the borders without permission or overstayed their visa, then they are unlawfully present.  They also complained about creating an atmosphere of fear.  Good.  Criminals should be worried.  Illegals have no one to blame but themselves.  This is not on the citizens of the U.S. We didn't make them come here illegally/overstay visas.  They CHOSE to do that.  They chose that for their children, in many cases.  They do not help their case when they demand, DEMAND, that the United States give them money, services, welfare, healthcare, housing, food, education, the right to vote, and citizenship.  They aren't asking.  They're demanding.  They're out in the streets insulting citizens, they freak out over citizens flying the flag of the U.S., they fly the flags of Mexico and other nations, and they demand the return of the American southwest to Mexico.  Being humble would help their case: they are anything but.

Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017.  American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News.  To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016.  Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer's suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

More than 100 workers across the US are fired after they skipped a day of work to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests.  More than 100 workers have been fired for walking out to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests on Thursday [2/16/2017].  In cities all over the US, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in widespread demonstrations against the President's anti-immigrants stance and rhetoric. [...] But since the march, more than 100 people in states from South Carolina to New York have lost their jobs for not coming to work in order to take part in protests.

The "day without immigrants" became a teachable moment.  Do you remember that "day without immigrants" protest that we talked about last week?  It took place as predicted (and in fact demanded by activist organizers on the left).  But in at least one location in Tennessee some of the participants learned a rapid and likely lasting lesson about the intersection of free speech and personal responsibility.  Bradley Coatings, Inc. found out at the last minute that their tightly packed customer schedule was going to go up in flames when nearly 20 of their employees announced with roughly 12 hours notice that they would be taking part in the poorly defined protest and not participating in their job assignments.  They made good on the threat and their employer responded in pretty much the way you would probably expect.

Company fires 18 employees after they participated in 'A Day Without Immigrants'.  A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants."  The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday [2/15/2017] they'd be taking part in the nationwide movement.  Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.  "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee said.

Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who protested.  Jim Serowski's employees told him they'd planned to skip work Thursday to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants," the nationwide day of protest.  Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his position to them was clear:  "If you're going to stand up for what you believe in, you have to be willing to pay the price."  As promised, when Serowski's foreman and some 30 bricklayers failed to show up for work, he fired them all with no regrets, he said.

Illegal immigrants would rather be arrested in Canada than stay in US.  Undocumented immigrants in the US are jumping the border into Canada, where they hope they'll be treated more humanely than under the Trump administration, according to reports.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are citing an influx of illegal border crossings, especially into Quebec province from upstate New York, according to a National Public Radio report.  One of the biggest entry points is from the small town of Champlain, where the Mounties patrol the other side and arrest the travelers as they come over.

How immigration will change the electoral power of states Trump needed to win election.  With or without a huge wall along the southern border, states far from Mexico will continue to feel the effects of immigration — just not in the way most Americans might think.  That's because immigration will change the demographics — and electoral power — of the states Donald Trump depended on to win the presidency.  Trump — who focused throughout the campaign on curbing illegal immigration — won after flipping an entire region from blue to red, from Wisconsin to Michigan and into Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Paul Sracic, a political science professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University, explains that Trump "could have lost Florida and still won, something the last Republican president, George W. Bush, never could have done."

Brilliant — Today Illegal Aliens Voluntarily Self-Identify Throughout America.  Some people say the liberal mind is predisposed toward stupidity, or at least stupid behavior.  Perhaps that's a little too harsh; however, the plan for today is definitely an example of not quite thinking things through to — 'the unintended consequences'.  There is a social justice action taking place today, Thursday February 16th, and being widely promoted. [...] However, has anyone stopped to think that by participating in this program they are just outing themselves as illegal aliens, which means illegal employees to their employers?  Any employer who wondered whether or not their staff may contain employees who gained jobs due to false papers, only needs to look at those employees who don't show up to work today.

60% of Refugee Arrivals Since Judge Halted Trump's Order Come From 5 Terror-Prone Countries.  Sixty percent of the refugees admitted into the United States since a federal judge halted President Trump's executive order designed to prevent "foreign terrorist entry into the United States" originate from five of the seven countries identified by the administration and its predecessor as most risky.  Of the total 2,576 refugees resettled in the U.S. from around the world since U.S. District Judge James Robart's February 3 restraining order, 1,549 (60.1 percent) are from Syria (532), Iraq (472), Somalia (363), Iran (117), and Sudan (65).  No refugees have arrived from the other two applicable countries, Yemen and Libya.  Of the 2,576 refugees to have arrived since Feb. 3, 1,424 (55.3 percent) are Muslims — 817 Sunnis, 132 Shi'ites, and 475 refugees self-identified simply as Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Mexico fights back:  Officials are 'purposely backing up American courts with immigration cases to antagonize Trump'.  Mexican officials, legislators, governors and public figures are pushing back against Trump's antagonistic stance toward their country.  Means include increasing the 'backlog in the immigration system' and defending undocumented migrants in the US and the Wall Street Journal reported.  Other proposed measures include renegotiating deals such as the one that currently makes Mexico accept deportees from the United States without proof that they are Mexican.

The cost of immigration in Texas alone
State by State:  The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics.  Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book?  In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens!  You may also access FAIR's State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information.  Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state: [...]


The immigration history that the MSM and Dems don't want you to know.  Whether the MSM and the Dems are being deliberately malicious or are just plain dumb, it's obvious that Trump's executive order is benign compared with what other presidents have done to control immigration and refugees seeking asylum.  Before we were actually in WWII, on 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis.  They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US — but were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where more than 250 were killed by the Nazis.  There have been attempts to excuse FDR's treatment of these innocent passengers by claiming he did a lot to save the holocaust victims once he knew what was happening in Germany but that story doesn't wash.

Then, Deportations Were Good; Now, Deportations Are Evil.  When President Obama was in the White House, Democrats were crowing about the historic number of illegal immigrants he was deporting each year.  Now, every arrest of an illegal immigrant is a cause for protests.  When President Trump's Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 680 illegals — 75% of whom are convicted criminals — the left had another emotional breakdown.

Government program gives immigrants residency for $500,000.  Immigrants who want to live in the U.S. are forced to wait as long as a decade to get a green card.  A government program called EB-5 allows wealthy immigrants to jump to the front of the line if they can pay $500,000.

Liberals Howl Over ICE Raids Targeting Criminal Aliens.  U.S. immigration officials arrested an MS-13 gang member, a cocaine trafficker, and a child molester during a series of raids in at least six states last week.  The raids, targeting illegal immigrants with additional felonies, are part of the first large-scale enforcement operation since President Donald Trump took office.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they targeted known criminals and arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in what they called an "enforcement surge" that began Feb. 6 and took place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and the Carolinas.  ICE arrested approximately 200 illegal aliens throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and arrested 160 more in 55 communities throughout southern California.

Where did the FY2017 refugees go so far; 34,825 as of this morning.  For new readers (and there are many of you!), refugees are admitted on a fiscal year basis.  In September of each year, the President sends a determination letter (and report) to Congress and tells Congress how many refugees are proposed for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on October 1 and from which regions of the world they will be taken.  Congress' role is to "consult" only. [...] President Trump has already lowered Obama's ceiling from 110,000 to 50,000.

Your civic duty
Is It "Deeply Offensive" to Enforce the Law?  It is, apparently, if the law relates to immigration.  At Penn State, someone put up posters urging students and others to report violations of the immigration laws.  This is the poster:  [Photo] Is it a civic duty to report illegal aliens?  That is certainly a defensible position.  In general, citizens should cooperate with law enforcement.  But Penn State's administration didn't see it that way.


Metro map
20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.


Mexican President's Photo Op with Deported Migrants Backfires.  An attempt to capitalize on the arrival of 135 deported Mexican nationals by having the president welcome them backfired when some of the migrants said the government abandoned them and would return to the U.S. as soon as possible.  The event took place at Mexico City's airport when Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed a group of 135 Mexican nationals who had just been deported from the United States.

Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico.  There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country.  Yet that's exactly what Mexican President Peña Nieto did yesterday [2/10/2017], when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.

9th Circus
Rescind the Executive Order — And Replace It With Many Tougher Ones.  The president cannot lose here.  We must protect our borders; keep out the terrorists and rein in out-of-control immigration.  It is the signal issue that got him elected.  It is also the signal action needed to save this country from the Left's malevolent intentions.  The Left is attempting to subvert our country by simply replacing its population with a more malleable, sympathetic one.  Unlike the immigrants of yesteryear, today's are largely illiterate, welfare-dependent, unwilling to learn our language and definitely hostile to American culture and traditions.  And while they are in many cases fleeing conditions created by their countries' socialist policies, they nonetheless bring socialist ideas with them.  As our country has become more "multi-cultural", it has drifted ever leftward.


Jeh Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT's '7 Muslim Countries'.  In multiple congressional testimonies last year, then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hyped the action he was taking — under a law signed by President Barack Obama — to deny visa-free travel to the United States to citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who had visited Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia or Libya.  "Foreign terrorist travel, the prospect of foreign terrorist travel to our homeland keeps me up at night," Johnson, for example, testified in the House Homeland Security Committee on July 14, 2014.

Border jumping per se is a crime, so it doesn't matter if that's their only crime.
Trump's 'criminal alien' deportation plan could remove 75 percent of illegal immigrants — including people whose only crime was border-jumping.  At least 75 percent of the people living illegally in the United States will be subject to deportation under President Donald Trump's new executive orders, an immigration expert said.  Simply hopping the border could get an immigrant kicked out, suggested Robert Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer, writing for the right-of-center Center for Immigration Studies.  Mortensen, whose writing was first reported on by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, pointed to three key provisions in Executive Order 13768, which could impact the broad swath of illegal immigrants living in the country.

A Maniac Is Running Our Foreign Policy! (It's Not Trump).  Judge Robart's veto of Trump's travel ban notwithstanding, there is not the slightest question but that the president, in his sole discretion, can choose to admit or exclude any foreigners he likes, based on "the interests of the United States."  The Clinton administration used the executive branch's broad power over immigration to send a 6-year-old boy back to a communist dictatorship.  The courts were completely powerless to stop him.  As explained by the federal appellate court that ruled on Elian Gonzalez's asylum application:  "It is the duty of the Congress and of the executive branch to exercise political will," and "in no context is the executive branch entitled to more deference than in the context of foreign affairs," which includes immigration.

1 in 10 immigrants in U.S. illegally live in New York area.  A report released Thursday [2/9/2017] estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the country illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which have pledged to fight President Trump's plans to expand deportations.

Dear Illegal Immigrant Criminals:  If I Were You, I'd Run!  Raids Begin In 6 States.  The law gets enforced, and naturally... the bright sparks on the left do the only thing they seem to know how.  They protest.  (Didn't really think this through, did they?)  Eight years of Obama in charge has REALLY emboldened both the illegal immigrants and protesters with a contempt for the law.  Ironically, this will [have negative repercussions].

We Know Where They are — So Let the Deportations Begin.  The latest from Pew Research is that there are approximately 11.1 million illegal aliens in America presently.  That's 3.5 percent of our total population.  Of that 11.1 million, Pew states that 61 percent of them reside in just 20 cities, or metropolitan areas.  Of those cities, Austin, Texas has the fewest at 100,000, while metro areas like New York City and Los Angeles take the top two spots.  That 61% equates to 6.8 million illegals concentrated in a relatively small area.

ICE Rounds Up 44 Criminal Aliens in Texas Capital.  Enforcement actions underway in Texas as part of the nationwide Operation Cross Check have landed 44 criminal aliens in federal detention this week.  Following news about criminal aliens being arrested in Austin, Texas, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, Breitbart Texas reached out to the local ICE spokesperson to learn if the arrests were part of an ongoing operation.  While the ICE spokesperson would not confirm or deny the operation, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro confirmed the arrests underway in Austin and throughout South and Central Texas are part of Operation Crosscheck.

Over 75% of illegals could be deported under Trump orders.  The bulk of illegal immigrants would be eligible for deportation under President Trump's executive orders, not just those who went on to commit additional crimes, according to a new expert analysis.  Overall, more than 11 million of the estimated 13 million [to] 14 million illegals in the United States come under the deportation language signed by Trump, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.  In the latest post on the CIS page, Ronald W. Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Office, highlighted three key provisions in Executive Order 13768 that prioritize illegal immigrants for removal.

Court ends constitutional government by blocking Trump.  The 228-year experiment with a Constitutional Republic took another step closer to ending today in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom when a panel of three judges upheld a district court's decision that the president of the United States and Congress cannot control our borders.  So much for the idea that elections have consequences. [...] he judges involved in this should be impeached for exceeding their authority.  There is no way every single district judge in America has the power or authority to make a policy decision affecting the national security of 320 million Americans.  The Supreme Court should make that perfectly clear.

Judges Declare Judges Can Grant Immigration Visas, Even When Elected President Disagrees.  Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the federal agencies' sole authority to approve or decline foreigners' immigration or entry into the U.S.  The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White House's very popular reform of immigration rules.  If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration would allow overseas foreigners — including those hostile to the United States — to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas, residency permits and eventually citizenship.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.  But the analysis also shows that unauthorized immigrants tend to live where other immigrants live.  Among lawful immigrants — including naturalized citizens and noncitizens — 65% lived in those top metros.

Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani heading its "National Security Project"?  Hina Shamsi wrote a piece, "Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me About My Work for the ACLU."  Her purpose was to gin up anger against the duly elected president and his efforts to curtail terrorism.  Instead her piece raised two questions in my mind.  [#1] Why after 25 years of living in our country has she not become a citizen?  [#2] Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani as director of its "National Security Project"?  There is nothing illegal about her status as a legal alien or the ACLU hiring her.  But both decisions reflect on her and her organization, which often acts as legal muscle for the Democratic Party.

New Poll Shows Most Americans Support President Trump's Immigration Ban.  Approval of President Trump's executive order that temporarily freezes immigration is on the rise.  According to a new poll conducted by Investor's Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, 51 percent of voters approve of the president's decision to temporarily restrict citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country, while 42 percent of Hispanics who were surveyed also approved.

Judicial Watch Files Suit For 'Refugee Travel Loans' Information.  Judicial Watch announced today [2/7/2017] that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking records on the number of "Refugee Travel Loans" issued by State's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration to the United Nation's International Organization for Migration from 2010 to the present.  Judicial Watch is also seeking the number of loans defaulted on and the amount of money written off on each defaulted loan.

Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law on Illegal Aliens.  Standing at the lectern, Trump read aloud title eight, chapter 12 of U.S. Code which states:  "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on entry of aliens any restrictions may deem to be appropriate."  "This isn't just me, this is for Obama, for Ronald Reagan, for the president," Trump said.  "It was done for the security of our nation, the security of our citizens."

The RAISE Act:  A Good Start on Immigration.  The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, introduced today [2/7/2017] by Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Georgia senator David Perdue, is different.  It is a carefully crafted, albeit limited, bill that would sharpen America's immigration system so that it serves the American economy.  In 2015, the same year that President Barack Obama lawlessly granted amnesty to upward of 5 million illegal immigrants, the United States granted green cards to more than 1 million legal immigrants.  Only a fraction were for high-skilled work.  Nearly seven in ten were given to relatives of current U.S. citizens or green-card holders (officially, "legal permanent residents").  Family-based chain migration, under which the U.S. gives preferential treatment to immigration applications from the kin of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, is a key source of the large-scale immigration of low-skilled and unskilled workers that is exerting downward pressure on wages in low-skill occupations.

Video of Democrats Supporting Trump Immigration Position — A Reply to 84 Lumber's Support for Illegal Immigration.  On Super Bowl weekend, 84 Lumber produced a documercial containing their political appeal toward all Americans and demanding that our nation should fully support illegal mass immigration.  The building and supply company purchased a $15 million advertisement to air during the NFL championship football game.  The open border Democrat and progressive constituency has applauded the position of 84 Lumber, however there has also been massive back-lash from Americans who simply request the enforcement of borders and a reasonable immigration policy.

The Worst Ad Of The Super Bowl: 84 Lumber Glorifying Illegal Immigration.  Glorifying illegal immigration AND cheap labor.  [Video clip]

Congress Moves to Cut Immigration to U.S. By Half.  Leading senators on Tuesday [2/7/2017] unveiled landmark immigration reform legislation that would limit the number of refugees permitted into the United States each year and eventually cut total immigration to America by 50 percent, according to a preview of the legislation viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sens. David Perdue (R., Ga.) and Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) revealed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, which aims to boost wages for Americans by slicing immigration levels and recalibrating the system to accommodate those seeking employment in the American workforce.

Southwest border is 'gaping wound' in homeland security, DHS chief says.  The lack of a border wall is "a gaping wound" in the country's defenses, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Tuesday, saying Border Patrol officials in the ground in Texas and Arizona can point to exact spots where fencing is needed right now.  Mr. Kelly also promised a marked jump in morale at his department, saying tens of thousands of immigration agents had been despondent after having their hands tied by the Obama administration, and are now eager to get back to enforcing the law — the job they were hired to do.

Time To Strip Lower Courts Of Jurisdiction Over Immigration.  If pigs could fly conservatives would take back the White House and the legislative branch of government with solid constitutionalists in one election cycle.  But even that tantalizing fairy tale would be rendered moot if nothing is done to immediately reform the federal judiciary and stave the coming tide of judicial tyranny.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Court's unconstitutional doctrine of conferring super rights on illegal aliens.  As I noted following the Supreme Court's bloodless coup on our constitutional form of government, as bad as 5-6 SCOTUS justices seem to be, they are on the level of James Madison when compared to some of the lower court judges.  There are solid post-constitutional majorities on 9 of the 13 circuit courts as well as a majority of district courts.  Obama has filled 53 of the 179 appellate judgeships in the federal circuits and over 250 of the 673 on a district level.  These are people who believe that the Constitution is unconstitutional and that illegal aliens have the right to come here and demand services.  Why should we tolerate this for one more day?

Mike Pence vows to use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate Muslim travel ban.  Vice President Mike Pence promised on Sunday [2/5/2017] that he will use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate the suspended Muslim travel ban.  Pence said that Judge James Robart's decision on Friday [2/3/2017] that the ban was unconstitutional and had to be delayed was 'wrong'.  'From the outset of his campaign and administration, the president of the United States has made it clear to put the safety of the American people first,' Pence told Fox News Sunday.  'We are going to win this argument.'

Trump urged to put GPS trackers on refugees until travel ban decided.  President Trump and his Justice Department are being urged to go slow on appealing a court's rejection of their travel ban and follow Germany's example and put GPS ankle bracelets on visitors from the seven targeted nations until a final decision is made.  A prominent legal expert said that the administration should wait to appeal until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gets to the court, giving Trump a 5-4 majority and in the meantime put the tracking devices on any refugee or visitor.

Immigration.  First of all, let's get something straight: this isn't anything new.  President Obama in 2011 all but halted visas for Iraqis after two Iraqi immigrants were arrested in Kentucky on suspicion of terrorist ties.  Further back, the Chinese Exclusion Act was the first piece of American legislation meant to prevent a specific ethnic group from entering the United States.  The left's Patron Deity of Statist Assery FDR in 1942 turned away hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees on the SS Drottningholm, claiming they were a threat to national security.  It's a [deplorable] history, but I don't see the pearl-clutching condemners of Trump's recent Executive Order mentioning it in their current outrage about the halt to immigration.

Mexico's remittances reach almost $27 billion.  Mexicans living abroad sent home almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest yearly figure on record, the central bank reported on Wednesday [2/1/2017].  The remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to 26.97 billion last year.

At the Border Patrol, Trump lifts morale that was at an all-time low.  Despite Mexico's pledge to stem the flow of Central American migrants entering its country from bordering Guatemala, the numbers have increased over the past year.  The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the Southwest border jumped nearly 50 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,970 to 59,692.  In the first three months of this fiscal year (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), 21,321 have already been apprehended, according to Border Patrol stats.  But it is the number of family units apprehended that is staggering.  Apprehensions jumped 95 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,838 to 77,674.  The numbers for the 2017 fiscal year have already surpassed the total for 2015, with 44,843 apprehended the past few months, according to Border Patrol.

Trump Ejects Obama Holdover.  When President Obama issued his executive orders known as DACA and DAPA, which directly violated our immigration laws by granting work permits to illegal aliens, his Justice Department defended them all the way to the Supreme Court.  When President Trump issues executive orders upholding our immigration laws passed by Congress, government lawyers refuse to defend them, undermining the rule of law.  Defending the temporary suspension of entry by non-U.S. citizens, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pointed out that "No citizen of a foreign country has a constitutional right to enter the United States."  Otherwise, anyone who is denied a visa to visit our country could sue for the massive benefits that the taxpayers provide to citizens and legal residents.

Quinnipiac Poll:  Voters Support Limits on Immigration.  A national Quinnipiac university poll released today says American voters support, 48 [to] 42 percent, "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions."  Quinnipiac University conducted the poll between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9, weeks before President Donald Trump issued the recent executive orders, ordering "new vetting measures" to keep "radical Islamic terrorists" out of the United States.

Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics.  If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away.  In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakaria's CNN broadcast today [1/29/2017] Mexico's former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

Yes, The Trump Executive Order On Immigration Is Legal.  At National Review, lawyers Andrew McCarthy and Dan McLaughlin wrote about how the orders were legal and not all that much of a departure from Obama's immigration policy regarding refugees, visas, and national security — though McLaughlin added that he was troubled that the Trump administration was deluding America's tradition of taking in refugees and granting asylum to those who have been persecuted for a variety of sociopolitical reasons.  At the same time, he noted that the Obama administration also discriminated against Christian Syrian refugees, ended the wet foot, dry foot policy with Cubans fleeing their communist hell hole, and stopped processing Iraqi visas for six months in 2011.  Oh, and some of those visa applicants served as interpreters for the U.S. military and provided intelligence to our forces.  But a Democrat was in the White House, and as McLaughlin cited, Cubans are more conservative-leaning voters, therefore not a priority for liberals, nor are persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  It's not worthy of liberal outrage, but now with Republicans back in power — everything is triggering.

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote - A Lot.  The brutal truth is that illegal aliens vote, and in large numbers.  Voter fraud is not exclusive to illegal aliens.  There are also legal aliens (green card, H1B visas, tourist visa holders, etc.) who vote illegally.  And it's not just Latin Americans.  The non-citizen demographic includes South Asian tech workers, Irish overstays, West and Horn of Africa immigrants, and Asian students.  Then there are dual-state voters (college kids, snowbirds, transients), reincarnated voters, and un-purged voters long moved from their precincts.  While few cases are prosecuted, it's not because few crimes are committed.  Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement.  The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties.  The Democratic Party Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections refused to release any information on illegal alien registrations.

Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law.  There's one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration:  Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws.  Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them.  Trump's two immigration executive orders, issued Wednesday, are long, far-reaching, and complicated.  But perhaps the most consequential passage in the two combined orders is a single sentence:  "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States."  That is the heart of Trump's immigration strategy.

Obama's Open Borders Policy Undone:  Trump Reverses Course.  Moving swiftly to fulfill his campaign promise to get the nation's illegal immigration problem under control, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Jan. 25 that constitute an almost complete reversal of the Obama administration's nonenforcement and open borders policy.  From improving the physical barrier at our southern border to finally moving against sanctuary cities, these two executive orders put into effect a comprehensive program designed to secure our borders, implement interior enforcement, and reintegrate the assistance of state and local governments into federal efforts to enforce our immigration laws.  It has been a long time coming, but it seems to be finally happening:  The federal government is actually enforcing our immigration laws.

Survey: Most Mexico-Bound Cash Remittances Sent by Undocumented Workers.  Most of the billions of dollars in cash sent to Mexico by Mexicans living in the U.S. is transferred by "undocumented" workers, and the total was expected to top $26 billion in 2016, according to research by the Washington institute Inter-American Dialogue.  Mexico is the fourth largest recipient of all cash transfers — known as remittances — worldwide, according to the Congressional Research Service.  A survey by Inter-American Dialogue of remittances to Mexico found that a majority, 67 percent in 2013, were sent by "undocumented" individuals living in the U.S.

Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported.  An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country.  Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, was deported to Spain Tuesday after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Mexico threatens to take your ball and go home.  Mexico is America's third largest trading partner.  The United States last year bought $60 billion more from Mexico than it sold.  On top of that, Mexicans in America — both legal and illegal — sent home $25 billion in what are called remittances.  How much of this is welfare money (which includes food stamps and other handouts) is unknown.  Between trade and remittances, doing business with the United States represents one-quarter of the Mexican economy.  Mexico represents 1.4% of the U.S. economy.

Self-deportation begins:
Mexican Nationals Returning Home and Staying There Ahead of Trump.  Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, approximately half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through this city on their way to their hometowns claim they will not be returning to the United States, city officials said.  In recent weeks, the Matamoros city government has been preparing logistical and security measures to accommodate not only the returning travelers, but also for a possible increase in deportations, said Matamoros Mayor Jesus "Chuchin" De La Garza.  According to De La Garza, at least 50 percent of the Paisanos who have crossed through the three international bridges in Matamoros have reported to authorities that they will not be returning to the U.S. and plan on seeking jobs in Mexico.

There's nothing more permanent than something that's supposed to be temporary.
New push for temporary amnesty emerges on Capitol Hill.  A bipartisan coalition on Capitol Hill introduced legislation Thursday [1/12/2017] to grant young adult illegal immigrants here under President Obama's 2012 amnesty a more permanent legal status, saying the bill will protect them from deportations while Congress works out a more permanent solution.  Dubbed the Bridge Act, the legislation is designed to forestall any quick moves toward deportation by a new administration under a President Trump.  The legislation is mostly symbolic, since it's certain not to become law before Mr. Trump takes office, and even after he's sworn in the bill is a long shot.

Get Ready for Passport "Globalization".  Over one billion people presently cross borders each year.  In addition, there are over 250 million people who are expatriates — living outside their home country.  These numbers are higher than ever before in history and growing.  As The Great Unravelling progresses, we will witness a dramatic increase in both statistics.  Along the way, we can expect the more restrictive governments, particularly those of the EU and US, to institute limitations on travel for their citizens, in order to keep them captive at home.  So, we can therefore anticipate changes in the issuance of passports.  There are two concepts afoot with regard to the future of passports, and they're direct opposites to each other.  The first is for a Global Passport, that all countries would issue and all would share computer information on all passport holders.  The other is a proliferation of passports created by an easing of citizenship requirements in small countries, resulting in each individual having the ability to possess several passports, thus diminishing his "ownership" by his home country.

Every 33 Seconds An Immigrant Is Added to US.  The United States' population will increase by one person every 17 seconds, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections for the new year.  These stats come from projections that show there will be a new birth in the U.S. every eight seconds, a death every 11 seconds, and a new immigrant (legal or not) every 33 seconds.

Obama's 'Red Carpet': Feds Dump 40 Migrants at Texas Bus Stop.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents released a group of 40 women who illegally entered the United States from Central American countries at a bus station in south Texas.  The influx of women and children illegally crossing the border from Mexico has been increasing steadily over the past year.  The women from Central America were seen being dropped off Thursday night [12/29/2016] by ICE officials at the bus station in Laredo, Texas, KGNS reported.  The women were released with their personal belongings and a promise to appear before an immigration judge at some point in the future.

Fix Immigration.  It's What Voters Want.  Donald J. Trump smashed many orthodoxies on his way to victory, but immigration was the defining issue separating him from his primary opponents and Hillary Clinton.  President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers.  Yet many powerful industries benefit from such immigration.  They're arguing that immigration controls are creating a low-skilled labor shortage.  "We're pretty much begging for workers," Tom Nassif, the chief executive of Western Growers, a trade organization that represents farmers, said on CNN.  A fast-food chain founder warned, "Our industry can't survive without Mexican workers."

Cotton: Trump earned 'clear mandate' to stop illegal immigration.  Sen. Tom Cotton argued Wednesday [11/28/2016] that President-elect Trump has a 'clear mandate' to weed out illegal immigration and reform a system to prioritize American workers over unskilled, foreign workers.  In an op-ed in The New York Times, Cotton pressed that a large part of Trump's victory in November was due to his stance on the issue.  "President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers," Cotton said, arguing that the immigration system skews toward the rich and powerful and their ability to bring in cheap, migrant workers in order to drive down wages.

U.N. Goes All-In For Unlimited Migration.  The United Nations has cooked up a "New Urban Agenda" coming soon to a city near you.  It was unveiled this week in Quito, Ecuador, at the so-called Habitat III conference.  And part of the plan, enthusiastically embraced by Hillary Clinton, calls for unlimited migration across open borders.  Migrants displaced by war, failing economies or other hardships will be seen as having "rights" in nations other than their own.  Cities are seen as the key battlegrounds and the U.N. conference in Quito had a lot to say about how your city will be expected to embrace migrants of all types, from all regions of the world.

Migrants arriving at border soar 10-fold under Obama.  The number of migrants arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has soared dramatically in 2016 and is now about 10 times higher than it was in 2009, according to statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  That's no coincidence, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, but a direct result of a policy change that came from President Obama's pen.  Asylum seekers must show a "credible fear" of returning to their home country for reasons of ethnic, religious or political persecution.  But what's changed is the way they are treated when they arrive at the U.S. border.

Report: Illegals taking 'middle or high skill jobs,' over 500,000 since 2009.  Some 60 percent of illegal immigrants who entered the United States with a college education are landing good jobs, countering the image that most end up in low wage, agriculture positions, according to a new report.  From 2009, about 504,000 of the educated illegal immigrants have taken "middle or high still jobs," positions that critics believe should go only to native born Americans or naturalized citizens.  The Migration Policy Institute said in a new report that "it is notable that 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants were working in middle or high skill jobs."

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System.  [#10] Executive action on immigration.  Obama abused prosecutorial discretion in 2012 in announcing "Deferred Action for Children of Americans" (DACA) in 2012, even after Congress declined to pass legislation on "Dreamers."  But the real offense came after the 2014 elections, when Obama defied the electorate and announced an "executive amnesty" — "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) — that he himself said dozens of times was unconstitutional (he lost in the courts).

Obama: It's 'Inevitable' That America Is Getting 'Browner'.  President Obama declared America was getting "browner" and that such a thing was unavoidable in an NPR interview released Monday [12/19/2016].  Obama said, "With respect to how we deal with each other, the demographics of the country are going to change.  It's inevitable."

Obama And His Admission Of Treason.  A browner country is exactly what Gay Mulatto wanted.  It's why he refuses to close the border, why he won't enforce immigration laws, why he wanted to fast-track unconditional amnesty and give illegals the vote, and why he has spent years and political capital bum rushing Somalis into heartland America.  Make no mistake, this was Gay Mulatto's treasonous plan all along:  the dispossession and demographic displacement of White heritage America.  Open borders to the brown world was his biggest middle finger yet to the White lineage that he so despises in his own family tree.

Let 'em Move to Chappaqua: 2% of All Haitians Now In Mexico, Poised to Swarm Into U.S..  Over 150,000 Haitians have immigrated to the northern Mexican state of Baja California in the past eight months, with many hoping to reach the United States.  El Universal reported Monday [12/19/2016] that the equivalent of 1.5 percent of Haiti's population had immigrated to the Mexican state.  Haitians receive amnesty through Temporary Protected Status and thousands who have migrated to Mexico have hoped to take advantage of this benefit or receive asylum.

1,574 Per Day: Border Officials Struggle Under Increasing Wave of Illegal Migration.  About 1,574 — that's how many illegal aliens were apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border per day during the month of November, marking the fifth straight month of escalating illegal immigration into the southwest United States.  And now, in addition to the tens of thousands of illegals streaming in from Central America, officials are reporting increased waves of Cubans and Haitians crossing into the United States via Mexico.  CBP reported late last week that they'd caught a total of 47,214 illegal aliens at the border last month, up from the 46,191 they'd apprehended in October.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  THE US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

San Francisco Leftists Outraged and Fearful That Immigrants Are Taking Over Their Neighborhoods.  As long as Somali refugees and other Third World migrants are seeded into small cities in the Midwest, the lefty-loos of San Francisco are all for it.  But don't go sticking those dirty brown foreigners in their neighborhoods.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  The US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

DHS 'snafu' gives Illegal aliens green cards.  [T]hanks to the Obama administration's incompetence that's been observed repeatedly, upon taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump will face an immigration and homeland security behemoth gone berserk.  For example, a report released by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General admits that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services problems experienced in the agency's so-called Green Cards issuance program are far worse than originally believed.  The audit was conducted as a follow-up to a March 2016 report in which the DHS OIG revealed that the USCIS had sent hundreds of Green Cards to the wrong addresses.

Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship.  Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren't properly run through the FBI's name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.  Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.  The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Chief Justice Roberts Uses Obama's Words Against Him on Immigration Case.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. prodded the Obama administration Monday to explain President Obama's immigration flip-flop, when Mr. Obama in 2014 reversed himself and decided he did, after all, have powers to grant a tentative amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama had repeatedly denied he had that kind of power, then after the 2014 election, when Congress refused to act on his policies, the president claimed a do-over and said he did have the power.

Border Patrol agents warming burritos, babysitting for illegals, chief says.  Border Patrol agents have been reduced to "professional child care providers" for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents' frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday.  Chief Mark Morgan, who was tapped to lead the agency in June, said he has had to pull hundreds of his agents from patrolling against drugs and illegal border crossers in Arizona and California and shipped them to Texas, where they would be manning what amounts to day care holding centers, stocking baby powder and placing requisition orders for baby wipes.

Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin's gaffe on background checks.  The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday [12/2/2016].  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it.  In the internal email Mr. Goodlatte obtained, the associate director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ordered all officers "not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS," referring to the Electronic Immigration System that's the case management system for processing applications.

Illegal immigrant Dreamers get help from senators for full legal status.  After the White House ruled out a pardon for illegal immigrant Dreamers, a bipartisan group of senators vowed Thursday to write a bill next year granting them full legal status — though they will need to persuade a President Trump to back their effort.  Two veterans of the last major immigration fight, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said trying to deport some 740,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers would be inhumane.  They said they will try to have a bill written next week and ready to go in the new year, and perhaps pass it before the next Congress is sworn in and before Mr. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration.

Hell on the border.  Barack Obama's legacy, intended or not, is the hell on the border that he invited and nurtures.  The crisis is darker than ever, and the Obama administration seems only to know how to make it worse.  The number of illegal aliens surging across the Rio Grande is growing by every day and night, and the Border Patrol is reduced in some places to minding day-care centers.  The United States is showing kindness and compassion, which is all to the good, to those who never felt it or saw it in their home countries.  It's taking a toll on American interests.  Mark Morgan, the chief of the Border Patrol, told Congress of his agents' frustrations on Wednesday [11/30/2016] in testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

U.S. Workplace English Rules Discriminatory, Foreign Language Demands Aren't.  Requiring employees in the United States to speak a foreign language is not discriminatory but forcing them to speak English violates federal law under a sweeping order issued by the Obama administration to crack down on "national origin discrimination" in the workplace.  The government's new enforcement guidelines state that bilingual requirements don't meet discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but English-only rules do because they're restrictive language policies.  The administration asserts that the new rules, which cover a broad range of scenarios that could get employers in trouble, were created because the American workforce is "increasingly ethnically diverse."

Dreamers who signed up for deportation protection now feel exposed.  Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work.  Some may now regret that decision.

White House shrugs off lack of Christian refugees, won't pardon illegals.  The Obama administration sees no problem with the low numbers of persecuted Christian refugees getting into the United States, and likely won't pardon the millions of illegals seeking protection from President-elect Donald Trump.  White House Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Muñoz said that a pardon won't give illegals the protection they really need, legal citizenship.  In an interview with the Center for Migration Studies, she said, "I know that people are hoping that pardon authority is a way to protect people.  It's ultimately not for a couple of reasons.  One is that pardon authority is generally designed for criminal violations, not civil, but also it doesn't confer legal status, only Congress can do that, and so ultimately it wouldn't protect a single person from deportation, so it's not an answer here," she said.

Department of Homeland Security Overwhelmed by Green Card Catastrophe.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that include incorrect information and allow these individuals to stay longer than permitted in the United States, according to a new government oversight report that warns the Department of Homeland Security is incapable of tracking immigrants who may pose a security risk to the United States.  USCIS, which handles immigration cases and the distribution of green cards, was found to have produced at least 19,000 green cards during the past three years that were duplicates or contained incorrect information, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

Illegals advised on how to escape deportation.  Mexico and three other Central American governments are scrambling to help citizens who are in the United States illegally avoid deportation under a Trump administration, warning them to avoid making "hasty" moves that might make them a target for ouster.  Foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met this week to address concerns about President-elect Trump's plan to deport illegals, mostly those with criminal records.  Their goal:  Calm the fears of illegals, help them avoid deportation, and keep the flood of money they send home going.  Mexico and Guatemala announced plans to expand immigration services at their dozens of offices in the United States.

DHS loses thousands of 'Keys to the Kingdom'.  President-Elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico resonated with many Americans and galvanized their support, which ultimately enabled him to win the election.  These voters want to prevent narcotics and illegal aliens and the criminals and terrorists among them from flowing freely into the United States. [...] While illegal immigration represents a huge multi-faceted challenge and, indeed threat, to America and Americans, the multiple failures of the legal immigration system is no less problematic.

Number of illegals in detention surges 20 percent as DHS vows to deport Haitians.  Homeland Security is holding some 41,000 illegal immigrants in detention right now, the department said Wednesday, as agents struggle to get control of a new surge across the border — including a wave of Haitian migrants that is testing the limits of immigration policy.

House Democrats Want Obama To Pardon Illegal Aliens.  Instead of worrying about the middle class, which, really, Democrats rarely do, they're more concerned with people who came to the country illegally, whether they were young or not, over the needs of American citizens.  Democrats do not care about the DREAMers per se, they just want their votes.

Why did Obama shut down a successful aerial surveillance program along the U.S.-Mexican border?  The move to terminate the project is in line with the Obama administration's lackadaisical approach to illegal immigration and serves to underscore attempts by the administration to make the transition more difficult for the President-elect.  In February 2016, the Obama administration cut funding to Operation Phalanx by 50 percent even though the project had been fully funded by Congress and was by all accounts, demonstrably successful.  But therein lies the problem.  Operation Phalanx may have been too successful for the administration's tastes.  According to Watchdog.org, in the Laredo sector alone, "Operation Phalanx accounted for 10,559 apprehensions and 4,007 'turnbacks' from March 2012 to December 2015.  Phalanx was credited with seizing 12,851 pounds of narcotics during the period."

With Malicious Intent — Obama's Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance of Southern Border.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.  Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS's move, saying Congress provided "full funding" for 2017.  Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.

Obama 'opens borders' in his final weeks by 'quietly shutting down surveillance scheme'.  Barack Obama has been accused of "opening" America's borders in the final weeks of his presidency by "quietly" shutting down the national border surveillance programme.  The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Operation Phalanx, was launched in 2010 to supply the National Guard with resources to monitor illegal border crossings and drug smuggling operations.  But Obama closed the programme, despite being fully funded for another year, because of a major reduction in illegal crossings.

Obama shutting off aerial surveillance at border proves the need for border wall.  If you talk to a liberal about solutions for our porous border, they are willing to discuss everything but a fixed, border fence.  They'll filibuster the conversation with talk about aerial surveillance, more border agents, "virtual fencing," cameras, and sensors, etc.  But the minute the discussion turns to a physical barrier on the border, they clam up and adamantly oppose it.  Why the hatred for a physical fence?  For one thing, fences work.

7 things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice.  [#6] Immediately seek deportation for all illegal re-entrants:  Deportations have become encumbered in a myriad of civil proceedings.  There is definitely a long-term need to tighten up some enforcement statutes.  But one low-hanging piece of fruit is for the DOJ to immediately seek expedited deportation for those who have re-entered illegally for a second time.  Illegal re-entry is automatically a criminal prosecution, not a civil case.  Moreover, many of the re-entrants are criminal aliens and should be immediately deported anyway.

How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders.  Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders.  When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world.  Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.

Hidden Ipsos Poll:  Public Strongly Backs Donald Trump's Plan To 'Pause' Legal Immigration.  A just-released poll shows that Donald Trump's campaign-trail immigration and labor policies have overwhelming public support, and strong opposition from just one-sixth of voters.  The Ipsos poll shows that only about one-in-six Americans strongly oppose Trump's policies towards immigrant labor, repatriations, sanctuary cities, Islamic migrants, employer oversight and his ground-breaking proposal to reduce legal immigration.

Haitian illegal immigrants pouring into U.S., exploiting Obama policies.  Haitian illegal immigrants are pouring into the U.S. at a rate of some 3,000 a month, blazing new paths and exploiting special policies and lax Obama administration enforcement to gain a foothold in the country, according to a secret government intelligence assessment.  Thanks to advice from family members already in the U.S., new immigrants are spreading out across the border, testing crossings in Arizona and Texas where they have been told they will have an easier time getting through, analysts said in a Nov. 17 bulletin from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's office of intelligence, which The Washington Times reviewed.

Border bribery:  A year's salary in one day to let in drugs, illegals, terrorists.  Drug cartels and human trafficking operations south of the border have become so rich and brazen that they are bribing U.S. border agents a year's salary in just one day, according to a new report.  "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" on Sunday reports that bribery is so bad that U.S. Customs and Border Protection are instituting new hiring practices and the FBI has 22 Border Corruption Task Forces targeting corruption.

Obama halts amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration.  The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-elect Trump's positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama's push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty.  In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended.

'If you don't like Trump, leave the country,' US judge tells new citizens.  A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, told an audience during a citizenship ceremony that if they don't like President-elect Donald Trump, they should go to another country.  John Primomo, a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, was presiding over the ceremony on Thursday [11/17/2016].  He criticized Americans who have protested in the days after Trump won the elections, according to KHOU.

Federal judge: 'If you don't like [Trump], you should go to another country'.  Donald Trump's election looms over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, as the judge presiding over the ceremony says if you don't like that Trump will be president, go to another country.  "I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president," Judge John Primomo said.  "He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country."  The room at the Institute of Texan Cultures Thursday night was a melting pot, a collection of hopeful faces now bound together under one flag.  During the ceremony, the federal judge presiding over the ceremony talked about Donald Trump's election.

Obama ally Lindsey Graham vows to fight Trump on illegal amnesty repeal.  The South Carolina Republican, a stalwart proponent of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, told reporters Tuesday [11/15/2016] that Trump ought to tread lightly around a full repeal of President Obama's illegal executive order on amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  "Here is a problem that we have:  You've got about a million DREAM Act kids who came here as small children, lived here all their lives.  Now they have legal status by executive order," Graham told reporters, according to The Hill.  Obama's DACA order provides illegal residents who came to this country as minors temporary protection from deportation and work authorization, should they meet certain criteria.  President-elect Trump has called DACA an "illegal and unconstitutional" executive order and pledged to "cancel every unconstitutional, executive action, memorandum, and order issued by President Obama" within the first 100 days of his presidency.  Sen. Graham voiced his objection to any Trump plan that would deport non-violent illegal aliens.

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Senator Graham not only wants illegal aliens to stay here and feel welcome, he is legitimizing Barack H. Obama's blanket amnesty which was imposed by imperial fiat.

Why the Left and the Right should oppose government registries.  President Obama's 2012 DACA executive order granted a temporary renewable work permit and protection from deportation to some unlawful immigrants brought here as children.  About 665,000 signed up for it, allowing them to work legally for the first time in their lives.  The problem, however, is that this executive action could be overturned by the next president.  Trump has promised to do that on his first day.  Ending DACA is bad enough.  The bigger danger is that these unlawful immigrants had to give their names, addresses and other personal information to the federal government in order to obtain DACA in the first place.  The government will still have all of that identity information even if DACA is repealed.

Mexico instructs its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to increase measures to protect immigrants.  One week after Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. president, Mexico has issued a message of support for Mexican immigrants living in the United States:  "We are with you."  On Wednesday [11/16/2016], the Mexican government instructed its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to step up measures to protect Mexican immigrants.  The measures include a 24-hour hotline that will allow people to report harassment and immigration raids, as well as the expansion of deportation-defense work at 50 consulates.  "These are uncertain times," said Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu in an online video introducing the new measures.  "The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto and all Mexicans are with you.  We are going to be closer than ever."

Haitian migrants are released from crowded jails into the US as space inside detention centers runs out.  Haitian migrants have been released from crowded jails in Arizona and California as officials struggle to keep up with the number of those trying to enter the US illegally from Mexico.  They have been released on the condition that they agree to return to immigration court on a decided date and are allowed to live in society monitored by ankle tags until then.  An unnamed official said the immigrants are vetted before release to check for dangerous criminal backgrounds or other threats.  It comes after a surge in the number of Haitians attempting to enter the US this year.

Illegals demand Obama issue mass pardons amid Trump deportation fears.  Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 Dreamers, saying such a move is their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes the Oval Office.  Community leaders have planned a rally in New York on Wednesday [11/16/2016] to make the request.  "Millions of law abiding undocumented immigrants are fearful of what will happen when the new Administration takes control in January," the group of New York state lawmakers and immigration advocates said in a statement announcing the rally.  "However, President Obama has the power of pardons that he can use to protect all DACA enrollees."

U.S. Open Border Policy Creates Crisis, Detention Centers Maxed Out as Numbers Climb.  After rolling out the welcome mat for central American illegal immigrants, the Obama administration is scrambling to halt the flow because government detention centers and charity shelters are overwhelmed with the bombardment of migrants.  In the fiscal year that ended in September, the U.S. Border Patrol detained 137,366 illegal aliens — women with children or minors — at the Mexican border who qualified to stay in the country under the president's humanitarian crisis measure.  That's an eye-popping 90% increase from 2015, according to government figures.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Top Trump immigration adviser predicts immediate change.  A key member of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and a top adviser on matters involving immigration told FoxNews.com Monday the incoming administration will likely move to deport illegal immigrants upon arrest.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key player in several high-profile immigration measures and court cases, advised Trump on immigration during his campaign and will likely have a key role in shaping the new president's policies.  Kobach said Trump is likely to scrap the Obama administration's approach of deporting only those who have been convicted, a policy he said releases dangerous people back into U.S. communities.

Democrat Luis Gutierrez Threatens War If Trump Enforces Immigration Law.  There have been a lot of crazy reactions from the democrats now that Donald Trump has won the presidency but none as insane as this one from US Representative Luis Gutierrez.  The [trash]-talking homeboy from Illinois is threatening to go to war with Trump, ICE, DHS, and the entire federal government if the next president dares to enforce our country's immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens.  Did I say insane?  I meant treasonous.

This SCOTUS Immigration Case Just Became Huge For Trump.  The stakes of an immigration case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court heightened with Donald Trump's election to the presidency last week.  The justices are scheduled to decide whether the federal government may hold illegal immigrants for periods longer than six months without a bond hearing on Nov. 30.

Trump Horrifies Liberals With Plans To Immediately Deport/Jail Up To 3 Million Illegals.  Leftists are trying to make a case that there aren't that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is illegal.  They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more criminal than those who jumped the border.  Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or not.  Deporting those with criminal backgrounds?  How dare he!

Trump says he will 'immediately' deport two to three million illegal immigrants with criminal records.  President-elect Donald Trump has said he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records from the country immediately — and has insisted that he will build his wall.  In his first extensive interview since he won the White House, Trump is reassuring his supporters that he will deport or incarcerate up to three million 'gang members' and 'drug dealers.'

Trump: Criminals will be deported first.  Donald Trump will begin tackling the issue of illegal immigration by rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, a group that he estimates at 2 million to 3 million people, the president-elect said in an interview to air Sunday night.  "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," he said in the interview, to air on "60 Minutes" on CBS.  "But we're getting them out of our country; they're here illegally."

Trump re-affirms plan to immediately deport 2 to 3 million illegal aliens.  President-elect Donald Trump said that he will incarcerate or deport up to three million illegal aliens upon taking office in January.  In a Sunday [11/13/2016] interview, Trump told "60 Minutes" that he is going to "get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

ACLU Threatens to Sue Donald Trump for Deporting Illegal Aliens.  The American Civil Liberties Union sure didn't [care] when Hillary Clinton was promising to abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate guns, but boy are they on Donald Trump's [case] because he intends to enforce the law.  The faux civil rights [group] issued a threat to the president-elect because, among other things, he plans to deport illegal aliens, which the ACLU claims is unconstitutional.  The ACLU wasted no time in telling the newly elected Trump that they would "see him in court" if he does any of the things he campaigned on: [...] Illegal aliens have no right to be in this country nor do they have any right to not be deported.  No one, and that includes Muslims, has a right to enter our country; that is a privilege.

Migrant Surge Forces Border Patrol to Deploy More Agents in Texas.  The U.S. Border Patrol will deploy additional agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas in response to the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the border.  Agents in the sector have seen a massive surge in the numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in the past two months.  On Friday, Breitbart Texas reported a 37 percent increase in FMUA apprehensions in October.  That same month saw a 19 percent increase in UAC apprehensions.

Limbaugh Predicts Millions Of Illegal Aliens Will Be Found To Have Voted.  ["]You know what they're gonna find?  I will predict that before this is all said and done, a lot of illegal aliens will be found to have voted, in the millions.  You wait.  Let me rephrase it.  I won't be surprised if this happens, and it will be enough to blow apart whatever theory these people have that Hillary won the popular vote, because you'll have to take those illegal votes out, and when that happens, she will not have won anything.["]

Louie Gohmert — "Oh Yeah, The Wall Will Be Built.  The Money Is Already There".  What Louie Gohmert outlines in this interview is transparently obvious.  Most Americans have no idea how much is already appropriated and spent on silliness as it relates to the southern border.  Here's one example from 2015 [...] $360,000,000 spent on a drone program that doesn't work.

Obama Will Hand Massive List Of Illegal Immigrants To Trump, Complete With Addresses.  Over the last four years, Obama launched two efforts to effectively block the deportation of certain illegal immigrants.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), begun in 2012, blocked deportation for so-called "dreamers," who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children.  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), started in 2014, blocked the deportation of adults who had American citizen children.  DAPA was largely invalidated by federal court rulings, but DACA is still in place for the time being.  More than 1.4 million people applied for DACA, and an unknown additional amount for DAPA, and both required providing the government their name and home address.  At the time, the government pledged that all information provided would be hidden from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcers, but there is no legal guarantee to ensure that remains the case forever.

Trump might not need to build that wall after all:  Illegals say they've given up trying to cross since he won the election.  When would-be immigrants Bernardino and Samuel got word in Mexico of the election of Donald Trump, they immediately gave up their plans to cross illegally into the United States.  The rhetoric that originally fueled the billionaire populist's rise to power was built around his ambitious promises to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US and to build a 'big, beautiful, powerful wall' along the border with Mexico.  Now, with the New York Republican's stunning victory Tuesday, fear and uncertainty are surging among undocumented immigrants.

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Illegal immigrants should live in "fear and uncertainty" because they're here illegally. If the illegal immigrants are momentarily disheartened, that's great.  But building the Great Wall is still necessary in the event of another open-borders Democrat in the White House.

'Unwavering strength': Alabama immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump policies.  [Scroll down past sob story]  Immigrants and their advocates across the United States were stunned by the election of Donald Trump as America's 45th president Tuesday, a development that many people believe poses an existential threat to the nation's ranks of undocumented immigrants.  But in Alabama, representatives of pro-immigrant groups say that they and even some of the undocumented immigrants they work with are not as concerned as some of their counterparts in other states.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Illegal immigrants vow to defy Trump, call on Obama to halt deportations.  Advocates for illegal immigrants sounded the alarm Wednesday morning [11/9/2016] as Donald Trump was poised to claim the White House, vowing to resist an expected crackdown and calling on localities to declare themselves sanctuary cities, resisting the federal government.  They also demanded President Obama halt all deportations for the rest of his tenure.

Virginia Dem Suggests 'ID Document' for Illegal Immigrants to Show They're 'Not Breaking Any Laws'.  Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said he would support legislation to simplify the immigration visa system if both parties cannot come to an agreement on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  "Absolutely, as we make sure that people are properly vetted for Homeland Security purposes.  But, yeah, even the path to citizenship, there's much we can do before that — letting people get driver's licenses, making sure people are paying taxes — those aren't necessarily citizenship but it takes them out of the shadows, takes the families away from fear," he told PJM at the Virginia Democrats' election results event in the Beltway on Tuesday evening [1/8/2016].

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 20 Illegal Aliens.  The rescue occurred when a United States citizen, driving a commercial moving truck, was pulled over by HCSO deputies near San Manuel, Texas.  As the deputies made contact with the driver, a Border Patrol unit was requested to assist.  Agents arrived and observed suspicious indicators on the trailer which led to the discovery of twenty immigrants trapped in the locked cargo.

Tim Kaine Cheers End of White Majority in Spanish Address.  During an Arizona speech delivered in Spanish, Sen. Tim Kaine cheered the demographic transformation of the United States caused by the nation's federal immigration policies, telling his Latino audience on Thursday [11/3/2016], "You are the future of America."  "By 2050, communities of color will represent the majority of our population," Kaine said.  "So, of course, Latinos will help shape the future of America because you are the future of America."

CA Attorney General:  Use Of Term 'Illegal Alien' Is Offensive, Must Stop Treating 'Undocumented' As Criminals.  This is the chief law enforcement officer in California.

Final Warning from Immigration Officers:  Clinton, Open Borders Will 'Unleash' Violence, 'Countless Preventable Deaths' in America.  In a final warning to the American people ahead of Tuesday's election, the nation's frontline immigration officers are calling upon voters to reject Hillary Clinton and her "radical" open borders vision that will "unleash" violence in American communities and "cause countless preventable deaths."  Although the nation's border emergency goes virtually unreported by "corporate-funded media," Clinton's immigration policies would greatly exacerbate the crisis, the officers warn in a statement written by the president of the National ICE Council, which represents the nation's roughly 5,000 frontline ICE officers, agents, and personnel.

Rutgers student newspaper fires columnist for attempting to write 'illegal immigrant'.  The campus newspaper at Rutgers University fired a student columnist after he confronted editors who would not let him use the phrase "illegal immigrant" in a piece about illegal immigration.  The term does not actually appear in the final Daily Targum column written by Aviv Khavich, a sophomore engineering student at the New Jersey university.  An editor changed every mention of the highly politicized phrase to "undocumented alien" or "undocumented immigrant" without the author's approval.  The column is titled — ironically, it turns out — "Enforcement of law is not anti-immigrant."

Top Radio Host Michael Savage:  "We're Being Invaded Right Now".  Not all invasions are hot — not all invaders come with guns and bombs. And Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other Western leaders are "invading their own countries," says radio host Michael Savage, using a foreign army introduced under the banner of "immigration," "illegal migration" and "refugee status."

Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants.  Haitians crossing illegally into the U.S. via the Mexican border could wind up in an Ohio prison under a federal plan to accommodate them pending immigration hearings.  The Department of Homeland Security is negotiating with the operators of the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to lease space to house an anticipated influx of Haitian illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of DHS, expect thousands from the impoverished island nation to cross across the U.S.'s southwestern border from Mexico.  The proposed use of the prison, which is operated by private company CoreCivic, has met opposition in the Buckeye State.

Undocumented America:  The Truth of Illegal Immigration.  Roughly 11 million people currently live in the United States illegally, according to the Pew Research Center.  Between 33 and 50 percent do so by overstaying their visas.  However, both the number of apprehensions and the total number of undocumented migrants in the United States have fallen significantly since 2014, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The reason for this drop-off can be attributed to the state of the American economy, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, director of the North American integration and development center, and professor at UCLA, told FOXBusiness.com.  "I mean, you can literally set your clock to this," said Ojeda.  "As the unemployment rate declines, that's exactly when you start seeing the kids coming back to the border.  Why?  Because their parents now have a job and more money."

Soros Spends Millions to Unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio has spent the majority of his 23 years in office in the spotlight for his strong, conservative practices.  Much of the heat he has taken has been over his stance on illegal immigration.  Arpaio began focusing on the myriad legal problems associated with illegal immigrants in 2005.  Since then, his office has run a large number of operations investigating and raiding businesses in Maricopa County that employ illegals, and has arrested those illegals, charging them with identity theft.  Arpaio's office also conducts sweeps and raids of day-labor sites.  He boasts a tremendous success rate in nearly 60 raids, with 100 percent of the people arrested for using stolen identity cards being proven to be illegal immigrants.  The philosophy behind Arpaio's law-enforcement efforts is simple:  Since a disproportionate percentage of crime is committed by illegals, arresting them for using stolen identities (which they do to appear legal) before they commit other crimes reduces overall crime and serves the public interest.  In a press conference after ramping up his efforts to protect the border in 2007, Arpaio said, "Ours is an operation where we want to go after illegals, not the crime first," adding, "It's a pure program.  You go after them, and you lock them up."

Unseen overflow of immigrants; Local respite center sees 300 percent increase in October.  Oscar Villarreal fled El Salvador after gang members demanded a monthly payment in exchange for the lives of his two children.  "I couldn't pay what they were asking, so we just packed up and left," Villarreal said in Spanish on Thursday [11/3/2016] outside the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. [...] Families like Villarreal's have been flooding the center in record numbers over the last few months, but October has been the busiest since the center opened in June 2014, with more than 5,600 immigrants processed.  Nearly half of them had to be housed overnight, which puts an extra strain on the resources of everyone involved in this humanitarian effort.

Days Before Election Border Patrol Union Drops Bombshell, Sends Dems Into Panic.  Border Patrol agents who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Texas made it clear that information is being withheld from the public because of the negative impact it would surely have on the Democrats, particularly Hillary Clinton, in the upcoming 2016 elections. [...] "We are at breaking point," Judd said.  "We have the highest number of illegal aliens in custody in history in Border Patrol's RGV Sector and this information has been kept from the American public."  "The talk of amnesty has once again created pull factors and encouraged people from all over the world to cross Mexico and then cross our porous southern border to illegally enter the U.S.  We are simply overwhelmed," he added.

Sessions: 'Critical alert,' 817,740 illegals crossed last year.  In a bid to put the issue of illegal immigration back into the presidential debate, outspoken critic Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday [10/31/2016] issued a "Critical Alert" warning of a potentially historic surge of [immigrants] over the border.  "We are simply overwhelmed," his statement said.  In it he estimated the Fiscal Year 2016 illegal crossings at 817,740.

Obama Admin. Uses Hurricane Matthew to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.  A new alert by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this month that the Obama administration would grant work permits to illegal aliens who were affected by the hurricane and would assist those who missed their deportation hearings.  Hurricane Matthew devastated the eastern coastline from Florida to Virginia, which would mean that any illegal aliens who were in this region could take advantage of these "immigration relief" measures.  According to the announcement USCIS would offer a "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States," essentially giving work permits and amnesty to the illegal aliens in the region that was hit by the hurricane.

Mexico on Alert over Arrival of 50,000 Haitian Immigrants on Journey to U.S..  Nearly 50,000 Haitian immigrants have been stranded in Brazil, and in the coming months will pass through Mexico in order to reach the United States.  President of Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez said that the flow of Haitian immigrants to Mexico has become an issue over recent months as the increase has accelerated.

They're with her:  Illegal immigrants go door-to-door on behalf of Hillary.  In 2012 the Obama Administration granted temporary legal status to close to 750,000 illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Now they are going door-to-door campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

ACLU Sues NJ Schools For Allegedly Discriminating Against Illegal Immigrants.  The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is suing five public school systems in the state for what is says is unlawful discrimination against illegal immigrants.  According to the ACLU, the school systems — four public school districts and one charter school — have put up unwarranted hurdles to enrollment for illegal immigrants and the children of illegal immigrants.  The source of the discrimination, the ACLU says, is the fact that all five school systems require parents to provide either a state ID or driver's license — documents not issued to illegal immigrants — to enroll their children.

Hillary Clinton embraces George Soros' 'radical' vision of open-border world.  Hillary Clinton has aligned herself closely with a vision for America laid out by her benefactor — left-wing financier George Soros, who talks of "international governance," more open borders, increased Muslim immigration and diminished U.S. global power.  The phrase "American exceptionalism" is not part of his agenda.  He wrote in 1998:  "The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions."  "We need some global system of political decision-making.  In short, we need a global society to support our global economy," Mr. Soros wrote.

The stuff Hillary's Dreams Are Made Of.  Courtesy of what should be an explosive WikiLeaks disclosure we finally know Hillary Clinton's fondest dream:  An America without borders.  It was an amazing confession by Clinton to Brazilian bankers of what the Left desperately longs for but avoids saying in public.  If this huge gaffe had received a fraction of the media attention it merits, Clinton's campaign might be over. [...] It goes without saying that America's Goebbels media has made no mention of this revelation — potentially the most momentous to date from Wikileaks.  So, if the electorate is going to learn about Clinton's astounding dream of America's dissolution, Trump's campaign will have to hit her gaffe hard, plain and often.  The words are out of her mouth — Clinton will never again be able to credibly claim any intention to secure the nation's borders or to stop or even reduce the massive illegal invasion of America that will be the enduring legacy of the Obama years.  No prior major party candidate for the American presidency has come close to expressing the goal of abolishing America's borders, more a nightmare than a dream to the overwhelming majority of Americans, 83%, according to Pew Research.

Nearly 1 million illegal aliens crossed border in 2016.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released data Monday [10/17/2016] showing illegal immigration spiked 23 percent in the fiscal year leading up to the November election, but that was only part of the story.  The DHS report said 408,870 illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal 2016, up 23 percent from 2015.  That in itself was shocking, since Democrats have always maintained that deportations have increased under Obama and the hullabaloo over "illegals" was a fiction meant to stir up the Republican base.

You Knew It Was Coming:  Hurricane Matthew Amnesty.  Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years.  This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. [...] The government is calling it "immigration relief" that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew.  Among the relief measures that will be available are work permits, "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay" for those in the U.S. illegally and forgiveness for immigrants who blew off deportation court hearings.

Nearly 65 Million U.S. Residents Spoke a Foreign Language at Home in 2015.  In 2015, a record 64.7 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) age five and older spoke a language other than English at home.  The number has more than doubled since 1990, when 31.8 million spoke a language other than English.  Taking a longer view, the 64.7 million foreign-language speakers in 2015 is almost triple the number in 1980.  As a share of the population, 21.5 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home — nearly double the 11 percent in 1980.

Clinton-Dem Dark Arts Operatives Explain How They're Rigging Our Elections.  Project Veritas' undercover journalists caught top Clintonite-Democrat operatives admitting step-by-step how they commit mass voter fraud — including by working with illegal alien activist "dreamers."  This video proves Donald Trump is one-hundred percent right when he says our elections are being "rigged."

Key House Democrats Plotting 2017 Amnesty Push.  Two of the biggest proponents for open borders in the House of Representatives are already plotting an amnesty push for 2017.  According to a senior Democratic aide, Reps.  Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — who is currently the ranking member on the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee — and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have held "preliminary discussions" about crafting new "comprehensive" immigration reform legislation.  While these pro-amnesty Members of Congress have not yet released specifics, the bill is expected to contain mass amnesty and significant increases to legal immigration similar to the rejected Gang of Eight bill from the 113th Congress.

Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs:  Americans Who Want to Limit Immigration Are 'Fundamentally UnAmerican'.  Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs executives that Americans who want to limit immigration are "fundamentally un-American," according to the leaked transcript of her private October 2013 speech made public by WikiLeaks.  Clinton's statement is significant because it suggests that, according to polling data, Clinton views an overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be "fundamentally un-American."  According to data from Pew Research Center, 83% of the American electorate would like to see immigration levels frozen or reduced.

DHS Orders Border Agents to Give Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians Asylum Via Mexico.  Throngs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week.  Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with "credible fear."  Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going "port shopping" before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept anonymous because they fear retaliation.  The ports "are unlike anything I've ever seen," said Patricia Cramer, a veteran border agent who serves as president of the U.S. Customs employee union in the Tucson, Arizona sector.

The Most Explosive WikiLeaks Clinton Revelations (So Far).  [#1] Clinton dreams of a world with "open trade and open borders":  Every American should understand that Democrats, and plenty of Republicans, are fighting an all-out war against national sovereignty.  Sure, Democrats want new voters, and Republican interests want cheap labor, but they also share a mutual desire to increase the distance between the Ruling Class and voters.  In the globalist future, political and business titans will stand atop the world, without having to worry about fulfilling annoying duties to grubby little voters with nostalgic memories of the days when American politicians served America's interests.  Globalism means you'll never be able to vote against anything.

Tijuana taco stand updates menu to accommodate surge of Haitian immigrants.  As thousands of Haitians have arrived in Tijuana in recent months, stranded and hoping for asylum into the U.S., one thing bringing them together with locals is a love of good food.  Shelters around the city estimate that about 2,000 Haitians are currently being housed.  A month ago, Fausta Rosal'a, the owner of Loncher'a Dulce, a Mexican food stand, located inside an auto-shop on Calle Ocampo, was approached by five Haitian immigrant women hoping to find something to eat that might remind them of home — traditional tacos, quesadillas, and tostilocos were not going to cut it.

Will Hillary explain her dream of 'open borders'?  "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that's as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Clinton reportedly said to investors in a paid speech she gave to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013.  Here's the thing about borders.  If you don't have borders, you don't have a country.  Americans are beginning to understand this.  Europeans understand it now, quite clearly.

Ethnic cleansing?  California town now less than 10 percent white.  Ethnic cleansing used to be a bad thing.  But in America, when it happens to white people, it's called progress and the "new face of California."  The town of Santa Ana has been almost 100% purged of white people.  They were pushed out not by tanks and machine guns, but by a massive influx of people speaking a different language and bearing a different culture who expected everyone to adapt to their norms.  Today Santa Ana is nearly 80% Hispanic and less than 10% white.  We have a city in America that now demographically perfectly mirrors many cities in Mexico.

Most GOP Senators Defecting from Trump Backed Amnesty Push.  In a 2013 email published a few days ago by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton expressed views wildly at odds with those of the American citizenry:  "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders." Most of Donald Trump's Republican defectors are poised to help her achieve her open-borders dream.  As Republican elites continue to defy Republican voters on the crucial issue of immigration, it's not surprising that the Senate's open-borders crowd is refusing to back the man who — largely because of his hawkish immigration position — was chosen by Republican voters to be their party's nominee.

A Contrast of Justice:  Sheriff Joe won't get the Hillary Treatment.  The Department of Justice is taking Sheriff Joe Arpaio to court.  He will be asked to provide computers and hard drives.  He will be accused of breaking the law for attempting to enforce a law, a federal law.  He is going to court because he was instructed by authorities to not enforce or attempt to enforce federal law.

Liberals Move To Put America's Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, In Jail For Enforcing Immigration Law.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the man.  If he and Sheriff Clarke could run the streets of America with their methods of what it means to protect and serve, America would be a lot better for it.  In fact, there are many Sheriffs that would be a much better option as President then the nutcase Hillary is right now.

Hillary And 'Undocumented' Aliens.  Politicians, pollsters and pundits who are advocates for open borders and the creation of immigration anarchy seek to minimize the true significance of aliens entering the United States without inspection and, of critical importance in this particularly perilous era, without vetting.  Their strategy to deceive Americans is to employ the equivalent excuse of the dog eating homework by saying that these illegal aliens entered the United States "without documentation," thus shifting attention from the fact that millions of aliens entered the United States stealthily, without inspection.  This is the strategy of Hillary Clinton and her immigration anarchy accomplices.

Report: Largest Number Ever of Immigrants Living in U.S. - 42.4 Million Legal and Illegal.  A new report released earlier this month by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2014 is the highest number seen in U.S. history, with 42.4 million living in this country.  Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the report also shows that the nation's population includes 13.3 percent who are immigrants — the highest percentage in 94 years.

Leaked Hillary Clinton Speech to Foreign Bank: 'My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders'.  In closed-door remarks delivered to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton declared that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders."  This statement from one of Clinton's private paid speeches was discovered in leaked emails of Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks.

Why Mexico has been named the most corrupt developed country.  Corruption is one of the elements that the Swiss organization includes in its annual competitiveness index.  The report is based on interviews with 15,000 business leaders in 141 economies.  The WEF asks each leader three questions:  "In your country, how common is illegal diversion of public funds to companies, individuals, or groups?  In your country, how do you rate the ethical standards of politicians?  In your country, how common is it for firms to make undocumented extra payments or bribes?"  On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 represents highest transparency, Mexico scored 2.5, according to Business Insider.

Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases.  The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years.  The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and current and former judges, has been occurring without public attention for months.  It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration's widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally.  The delayed cases are those of nearly half of the Central Americans who entered the United States as families since 2014, and close to a quarter of the total number of Central Americans who entered during that period, according to figures from the Justice Department.

Snafu delays deportation of more than 50,000 illegal aliens.  The Obama administration reportedly is delaying deportation proceedings on Central American illegal aliens who recently immigrated to the United States, allowing more than 50,000 to stay here for several more years.  The cases were delayed after an enforcement bungle that let immigrants slated to be electronically monitored via ankle bracelets simply go free when they did not report to government offices to be fitted for the monitors, according to the New York Times.  The Department of Homeland Security started using the ankle-bracelet monitoring system in 2015 because many immigrants were failing to show up for scheduled court dates.

The 14th Amendment Does Not Grant Citizenship to Foreigners Born in the U.S..  Liberals and anti-Constitution residents of the U.S. don't understand the purpose of the 14th Amendment.  However, the Amendment's author was pretty clear about its purpose.  The inconvenient truth is that the 14th Amendment does not and never has granted U.S. citizenship to foreigners born in the United States.  The 14th Amendment is one of the most misunderstood, and most cited amendment among all of the amendments in litigation in the United States.  Its author, Senator Jacob Howard (R-MI), wrote quite clearly the purpose of the law's scope when he introduced it:  ["]The 14th Amendment granted citizenship only to the recently freed slaves.  It did not grant citizenship to illegal immigrants.  It did not grant citizenship to Native American Indians.  It did not grant citizenship to foreigners or their children born on U.S. soil.["]  Its five sections address citizenship rights, equal protection under the law, apportionment, and Civil War debt.

Supreme Court rejects rehearing in Obama deportation amnesty case.  The Supreme Court shot down the administration's effort to kick-start President Obama's deportation amnesty, refusing Monday to grant a rehearing in a case the court deadlocked on just a few months ago.  The refusal lets stand the decision by an appeals court, which found Mr. Obama broke immigration law by trying to grant a three-year amnesty from deportation and to issue work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama and his team had hoped the justices would reconsider after a 4-4 deadlock at the high court in June, but the justices declined the request as part of a long list of refusals on the first day of their 2016 session.

Immigrant rights activist likely to be deported herself after hiding her status.  The last thing anyone in the immigrant activist community would have expected was that Wendy Uruchi Contreras would be arrested and potentially deported.  On May 28, the community organizer for Casa, a national immigrants rights organization based in Maryland, was stopped by police and arrested for a DUI after having had two margaritas at a restaurant.  Her blood alcohol was twice the legal limit for driving.  Her arrest sent a shockwave through the activist community, with petitions from organizations such as Change.org being filed to stop her deportation.

DHS Agency That Enforces Immigration Law Honors Open Borders Activist Who Helps Illegal Aliens.  The Homeland Security agency responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws is honoring a renowned open-borders activist dedicated to defending illegal aliens in the U.S. with a prestigious award.  Known as "Outstanding American by Choice," it's bestowed annually by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to recognize the "significant contributions and achievements of a naturalized" American citizen.  This year's winner is being crowned today at a ceremony in Los Angeles, California where she runs a billion-dollar charity largely dedicated to assisting immigrants.

Congressional Republicans demand halt in new citizenships until DHS fixes fingerprints.  A key member of Congress introduced a bill Thursday that that would halt all new naturalizations until the Obama administration can prove it's checking immigrants' fingerprints to make sure they shouldn't be deported instead of granted citizenship.  About 750 immigrants were granted citizenship despite a judge's order that they be deported.  Homeland Security botched the approvals because the immigrants gave false names and officials couldn't check their fingerprints to discover their real identities because the prints were on paper-based cards, an internal investigation revealed.

Obama Administration Official:  We Don't Screen Refugees For Radical Views.  Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions [9/28/2016] asked Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migrants of the U.S. Department of State, "do you make any inquiry about practices that we reject in the United States like female genital mutilation?"  Sessions added, "Do you say, 'do you believe in that and when you come to the United States will you comply with the laws of the United States on that kind of question?'"  The state department official replied, "On all questions, we make it clear to refugees that we are a nation of laws and that they need to comply with our laws."

Jeh Johnson Doesn't Know How Many People Mistakenly Granted Citizenship Were From Iran, Syria, Libya.  On Sept. 8, the Homeland Security Department's inspector-general reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 individuals who were under deportation or removal orders.  On Tuesday [9/27/2016], Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress the actual number is "somewhere around" 750.  But Johnson could not say how many of them were from countries known to be havens for terrorists.  "Were any of them from special interest countries?" Sen. Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, asked Johnson.

Rep. Pete Sessions:  Obama's DHS's Swearing in 858 Deportees as Citizens Part of a Bigger Story of Misconduct.  Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), who chairs the House Rules Committee, told Breitbart News in terms of immigration policy, President Barack Obama and his administration has deliberately worked to circumvent the law, to frustrate law enforcement personnel trying to live up to their oath.  "Over the last eight years, this administration, within the bowels of Homeland Security, knew and understood that they were a part of an error that took some 800 people, who were in this country and were due for deportation, instead moved to them to the opportunity citizenship," said the Texas Congressman, who has led the House Rules Committee since January 2013.

Flow of Central Americans to U.S. surging, expected to exceed 2014 numbers.  The number of families and unaccompanied minors arriving in 2016 is on pace to exceed the total in 2014, when U.S. Border Patrol stations were overwhelmed along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  They are coming primarily from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an area sometimes called the Northern Triangle. [...] Overall, 122,132 families and children, mostly from Central America, have been apprehended at the U.S. border with Mexico with a month remaining in fiscal 2016.  That compares with a total of 132,259 in fiscal 2014, according to statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Haitian immigrants cross border through Mexico, claim asylum for quick processing and entry.  Haitian immigrants are surging across America's southwest border, blazing a path through Mexico to the U.S., where they have been coached to claim asylum, earning them quick processing and almost immediate entry into the country.  Analysts called it a backdoor amnesty that's increasingly being abused by illegal immigrants who normally would have no shot of staying in the U.S., but who, by claiming asylum, can gain a foothold here.  The Haitians are the latest to discover the route, likely encouraged by smugglers who stand to make thousands of dollars from each migrant they transport through Mexico and up to the U.S. land border.  A video obtained by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, which originated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows Haitians massing outside of a Mexican detention facility on that country's border with Guatemala, ahead of what analysts said was likely a long journey north to the U.S.

Education Dept.  Issues Guidance to Boost Academic Achievement of 'English Learners'.  In the last several decades, English learners have been among the fastest-growing populations in America's schools, now comprising nearly 10 percent of the student population nationwide, according the Education Department.  On Friday [9/23/2016], the Education Department released non-regulatory "guidance" to help states, districts and schools "provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement" of those 4.8 million English learners.  "In too many places across the country, English learners get less access to quality teachers, less access to advanced coursework, and less access to the resources they need to succeed," Education Secretary John King Jr. said in a news release.  "Together, we can change that reality."

National Academies Hides $500 Billion 'Immigration Tax' In 495-Page Report.  Officials at a prestigious private D.C.-based think-tank are trying to hide their data showing how immigration is imposing massive costs on wage-earners and on taxpayers.  The think-tank, titled The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is not a government-run agency.  It is a privately run think-tank which writes politically influential reports for government and private-sector funders.  For example, the group's new Sept. 22 immigration study was funded by the pro-immigration John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The jargon-filled, much-caveated, 495-page report does show the information needed to measure how legal and illegal immigration transfers $500 billion a year from the wages paid to working-Americans towards companies, firms, Wall Street investors and to new immigrants.  But the report does not provide a dollar figure for the 'immigration tax.'

Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'.  An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new "citizen voters" as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday [9/22/2016].  The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible "due to the election year." [...] Parts of the email were redacted before it was disclosed to FoxNews.com, but it was sent by the branch chief of the Houston Field Office District 17.  It was not clear to whom it was addressed.

More Signs Of Just How Badly Broken Our Immigration System Is.  Even as President Obama addresses a U.N. conference on refugees saying "Welcome, strangers," a State Department official admits that the U.S. is likely letting ISIS members into the country as part of refugee resettlement program.  And Democrats wonder why Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are plummeting.

Mass immigration costs govt. $296 billion a year, depresses wages:  National Academy of Sciences.  Immigration drains the government, sapping as much as $296 billion a year from federal, state and local taxpayers while depressing wages, at least in the short run, according to an authoritative study released Wednesday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.  The 500-page academic tome is supposed to be the final word about the fiscal and economic effects of mass immigration, and its findings challenge some long-held assumptions of Washington policymakers that immigration is an unqualified benefit.  The data show that immigrants take more in benefits than they pay in taxes.  Although immigrants do boost the size of the economy, the gains are heavily skewed toward the immigrants themselves and to wealthy investors — not to native-born workers who end up competing with the new arrivals.

Toss Personality.  Use These Three Things To Judge Trump Versus Hillary.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, immigrants made up 5.4 percent of America's population in 1960, and that tally dipped to 4.7 percent in 1970.  After 40-plus years of largely unchecked illegal immigration, that figure has now skyrocketed to 13.6 percent — nearly tripling — and it's still rising.  It has already surpassed the percentages reached during the great waves of immigration in 1880 and 1920.  On its current trajectory, it will surpass the all-time mark set in 1890 within another eight years. [...] A huge wave of illegal immigration clearly isn't conducive to assimilation.  This would be true even if Obama and his allies weren't actively working against that time-honored goal.  Indeed, the Obama administration doesn't even like the term "assimilate," preferring "integration."  In that spirit, the administration recently released a policy statement in which it laments the emphasis placed on teaching immigrant children to speak English.

Oops!  Instant citizenship — just in time for Election Day.
More Than 800 Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship.  The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday [9/19/2016].

Potentially Ineligible Individuals Have Been Granted U.S. Citizenship Because of Incomplete Fingerprint Records.  USCIS granted U.S. citizenship to at least 858 individuals ordered deported or removed under another identity when, during the naturalization process, their digital fingerprint records were not available.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.  As long as the older fingerprint records have not been digitized and included in the repositories, USCIS risks making naturalization decisions without complete information and, as a result, naturalizing additional individuals who may be ineligible for citizenship or who may be trying to obtain U.S. citizenship fraudulently.  As naturalized citizens, these individuals retain many of the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship, including serving in law enforcement, obtaining a security clearance, and sponsoring other aliens' entry into the United States.

Nets Dismiss Over 800 Illegals Wrongly Granted Citizenship.  Following the two weekend terrorist attacks carried out by naturalized US citizens, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general announced Monday [9/19/2016] that 800 individuals slipped through the cracks and were wrongly granted citizenship.  "In 858 of the cases, fingerprints for the individual, either at DHS or the FBI were not available because the agencies haven't fully digitized their inventories of older finger prints taken on paper," reported Fox News' Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.  And yet ABC and NBC failed to report it that evening, while CBS buried it in a Donald Trump report with no context.  The illegal immigrants in question managed to fool the federal government by using fake names and date of birth, and exploiting an out dated fingerprint system.

Obama "Mistakenly" Grants Citizenship For Nearly 1,000 Illegals Ready To Be Deported.  It's no secret that the Democrats want to import as many immigrants as humanly possible in the name of tolerance and equality.  What it's doing is making our country less safe, more "politically correct," and stripping us of our identity as a nation.  It looks like Obama and his inept and backward administration have done that again, but this time, they may have gone too far.  According to reports, over 800 illegal immigrants that were set for deportation were given citizenship because their fingerprints weren't in the government databases.

Report: 858 People Got US Citizenship When They Should Have Been Deported.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.

Update:
Actually, the number of immigrants wrongly granted citizenship is double what was reported yesterday.  Yesterday [9/19/2016], Ed [Morrissey] noted a mistake by the Department of Homeland Security that led to 858 immigrants who should have been deported being granted citizenship instead.  The DHS Inspector General uncovered the mistake which involved people from "countries of concern to national security" who did not have digital fingerprints on file.  Today, Jake Tapper at CNN reports the 858 number reported yesterday was actually less than half the actual number of immigrants granted citizenship.  CNN reports the additional accidental citizens were mentioned in a footnote to the IG report.

Pew: Pro-Clinton effort to register immigrants working, 718,430 demand citizenship.  Immigrants are filing citizenship applications at the highest rate in four years, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  "The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the nine months starting last October is at its highest level in four years, and it is up 8 percent from the same period before the 2012 elections," according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

Obama's border plan collapses as illegals surge into Texas.  Illegal border crossings by children and families are surging again and will put fiscal year 2016 on par with 2014, when President Obama was forced to take drastic actions in an effort to stem what his own administration admitted was a humanitarian crisis.  Recently released figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that more than 37,000 border crossers were apprehended in August, nearly 6,000 more than in August 2014.

HUD Decrees That Limited-English-Speakers Are Protected Under Fair Housing Act.  "People with limited English proficiency are not a protected class under the Fair Housing Act," said the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday.  But they are now, by decree.  Under the heading of "national origin," HUD is making non-English-speakers a protected class.  In its announcement, HUD noted that the Fair Housing Act "prohibits discrimination on seven protected bases, including national origin, which is closely linked to the ability to communicate proficiently in English.  Housing providers are therefore prohibited from using limited English proficiency selectively or as an excuse for intentional housing discrimination," HUD said.

Undocumented NC Students Hold Rally Calling for Scholarship Eligibility.  A group of North Carolina students who are in the United States illegally held a rally this week, arguing they should be included in a taxpayer-funded scholarship program.  The students in Guilford County called for the 'Say Yes To Education' scholarship program to expand the eligibility requirements to include undocumented students.  "Why is it that that it's different with me?" Araceli Garcia-Garnica told WFMY-TV.  "Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?"

DHS accused of sitting on border report as immigration issue drives presidential race.  Federal lawmakers seeking to pinpoint the number of illegal immigrants who successfully sneak across the southern border ordered up a report from the Department of Homeland Security, but the agency refuses to release it and instead cites a misleading statistic that overstates the number who are nabbed, sources told Fox News.  DHS denied it is holding back the report, but sources say it was completed in November and that it shows roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it — approximately 250,000 in total.

DHS Just Buried An Immigration Report Because It Would Help Trump Get Elected.  The Department of Human Services is refusing to release an immigration study that could potentially help Donald Trump get elected.  DailyCaller.com reported:  According to Fox News, the study was commissioned in 2015 by members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, "seeking to pinpoint the number of illegal immigrants who successfully sneak across the southern border."  DHS claims that the study is still ongoing, yet sources close to the situation tell Fox News that it was actually completed in November 2015 and yielded results that would hurt the current administration's immigration agenda.

Pew: 57M Hispanics now in U.S., 17% of population, 54% of total growth.  Latinos account for more than half of the U.S. population growth since 2000, an unprecedented growth spurt that puts the total Hispanic population at a record 57 million, according to a new report.

Middle-America Hit with Staggering Immigration Surge.  In 1990, adult immigrants were hardly a factor in North Carolina's Randolph County, making up a little more than 1 percent of all residents 18 and older.  By 2014, the adult immigration population had ballooned 948 percent.  The 8,950 foreign-born adults that year were 6.1 percent of the entire county population.  That is a 683 percent increase in the immigrant share of the county's adult population.

Dell Fires 3000 US Employees, Requests 5000 Visas For Foreign Workers.  The ink was barely dry on Dell's acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal ever, valued at $67 billion when it was announced in October last year — and already the layoff rumors are oozing from the woodwork. [...] On Wednesday [9/7/2016], the day the deal closed, CEO Michael Dell gave some clues in an interview:  "There are some overlapping functions and that sort of thing — that's not the primary feature of this, but there is some of that."  These "overlaps" or "overlapping functions" are terms in corporate speak for real people, and these real people are mostly working in the US, according to the report:  supply chain, marketing, and general and administrative positions.

Passage through Mexico: the global migration to the US.  Most have travelled thousands of miles on foot, by boat and bus from South America, but few here speak Spanish.  In front of the locked gates near Mexico's southern border, it's an eclectic mix of French, English, Creole, Urdu, Lingala and Somali.  This eclectic crowd is part of a huge surge in African and Asian migrants traversing the Americas in hope of a better life in the US.

White House considers ending for-profit immigrant detainee centers but critics say it could add billions to the cost.  The Obama administration is considering an end to the practice of keeping immigrant detainees in for-profit centers, weeks after the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it would stop its use of private prisons.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, whose agency includes the immigration service and the Border Patrol, in late August ordered a review of ways to end the use of the private facilities.  A decision to do so would mark a major victory for the coalition of civil rights groups and immigrant advocacy organizations that has sought to roll back the growth of the private-prison industry.

U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters.  Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it's dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches.  The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to organizations that help enhance pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses.  Officially, they're known as "citizenship integration grants."

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Can those grants be rescinded, revoked and recovered when the immigrants are convicted of violent crimes?  Probably not.

80 Percent Captured at Border Set Free in U.S., Says Agent.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent told Fox News Channel that eight out of ten illegal immigrants who are captured at the border are initially set free into the United States.  Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, acting in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, appeared on Fox News Channel recently to discuss border security and the need for building a wall.

Gary Johnson has [a] serious problems with [the] term 'illegal immigrant'.  Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson got into a heated exchange over the term "illegal immigrant" on Wednesday [8/31/2016] during an interview with a conservative host.  Johnson said people should instead use the term "undocumented" when referring to people in the United States who have entered the country illegally or overstayed a visa.  "If you use the term illegal immigrants, that is very incendiary to our Hispanic population here in this country," Johnson said during the interview with Townhall's Guy Benson.

Exclusive: 'Tolerance' Group Taught US Immigration Officials To Recognize 'Cultural Biases'.  New documents brought to light by an investigative watchdog group show that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials had to undergo "cultural bias" training in 2016 by a group known for opposing immigration control efforts.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute uncovered the documents by Freedom of Information Act request. [...] During the training, officials were instructed to develop "greater cultural awareness" and to "recognize their own inherent cultural biases."

Immigrants move to these Texas counties the most, data show.  A total of 1.7 million, or roughly 13 percent of all undocumented immigrants in the country, live within Texas' borders.  In general, Texas is second in the nation for immigrant population size.  Between 2000 and 2013 the number of foreign-born immigrants increased in the state by 44.4 percent.  In Houston alone, this number was 59 percent, nearly twice the national rate.

Border Patrol Seizes $3 Million In Cash Crossing U.S. Mexico Border.  If only they'd loaded it on a pallet and asked the State Dept to ship, it probably wouldn't have been such a big deal.  Perhaps they'll use the "we couldn't wire it" defense.

Honduran woman and her child sue Obama administration over 'inhumane' detention.  An Honduran woman is suing the Obama administration over alleged mistreatment that she and her child suffered while held in a family detention center in Dilley, Texas.  The woman, Suny Rodriguez Alvarado, filed the lawsuit — on which her then-7-year-old son also is a plaintiff — in federal court in New Jersey.  Alvarado, who is 43, was kept in detention for more than four months last year.  The suit is believed to be the first of its kind to seek damages for harm suffered in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention while seeking refugee status.

Obama to evade rules for wealthy immigrants.  President Obama plans to use parole authority to go around normal rules and try to admit thousands of entrepreneurs to the U.S., the administration announced Friday [8/26/2016], once again testing the limits of executive power on immigration.  Parole is usually used in specific humanitarian cases, such as temporarily admitting someone in dire need of medical treatment, but Mr. Obama argues it can also be used more broadly to try to boost the U.S. economy by letting wealthy entrepreneurs buy their way in.  Under his proposal, announced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, would-be immigrants would have to show they own at least 15 percent of a startup business in the U.S., and that they have previously invested at least $1 million in other companies.

Obama's Immigration Judges Threw Out Every Other Deportation Order In 2016.  An analysis from the University of Syracuse shows that immigration judges ruled in favor of illegal immigrant defendants in more than half of the deportation cases heard throughout Fiscal Year 2016.  The data shows that 169,258 immigration cases have been closed in US immigration courts from September 2015 [to] August 2016.  96,223 cases ended with "non-citizens against whom Homeland Security sought removal orders" being allowed to stay in the country.

Washington Post:  U.S. needs illegal immigrants for 'washing dishes,' 'mowing lawns'.  An editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday [8/23/2016] slammed Donald Trump's recent comments on restricting immigration and argued that people in the country illegally are needed for menial labor.  The paper said Trump's call for a border wall and a "humane" solution to the millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are "politically and economically preposterous."  "Those include the fact that at least 8 million unauthorized immigrants are employed, most have been in this country for 15 years or longer, and typically they do jobs — tending crops, washing dishes, mowing lawns — that native-born Americans do not want," the Post said.

RNC Official at Trump's Hispanic Meeting Debunks False BuzzFeed, Univision Reports that Donald Succumbed to Amnesty Activists.  A senior staffer at the Republican National Committee (RNC) told Breitbart News Saturday GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump did not say or suggest that he was open to granting any legal status — amnesty — to any illegal aliens in the United States at his campaign's National Hispanic Advisory Council meeting as reported in BuzzFeed and Univision.

Hacked Memo:  George Soros Lobbied Obama To Accept 100,000 Refugees Per Year — and Succeeded.  Hacked documents from George Soros's Open Society Institute state that the billionaire and his foundation helped to successfully press the Obama administration into increasing to 100,000 the total number of refugees taken in by the U.S. annually, Breitbart Jerusalem has found.  The documents reveal that the billionaire personally sent President Obama a letter on the issue of accepting refugees.

Voters — including immigrants themselves — back Trump call for 'extreme vetting'.  Immigrants themselves support Donald Trump's call for a stiffer ideological test for newcomers to the U.S., according to a surprising new poll that suggests the GOP presidential nominee's plans strike a chord.  More than 60 percent of immigrants who are registered voters back Mr. Trump's call to make sure visitors and new immigrants share American values before they are admitted.  That's about the same level of support among all voters, according to Morning Consult, an analysis firm that's been polling heavily on the election.

Immigration Judges Allow Illegal Aliens To Stay in the U.S..  According to a new report by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a Syracuse University-based nonprofit, immigration judges are denying DHS' attempts to deport illegal aliens in 57% of their cases.  So far in FY16 immigration judges have released 96,233 illegal aliens, including criminals, back into U.S. communities.  If the judges' decisions continue at this rate they will exceed last year's deportation denials that allowed 106,676 illegal aliens to remain in the U.S.

Judges nixed DHS bids to deport illegal immigrants 100,000 times: report.  Immigration judges around the country are denying the Department of Homeland Security's attempts to deport illegal immigrants in record numbers, according to a new report.  Over the last 10 months, immigration judges opted against the department's efforts to remove some 96,223 illegal immigrants, including criminals, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a Syracuse University-based nonprofit.  At this rate, TRAC estimates the number of illegal immigrants allowed to remain in the U.S. despite DHS attempts to remove them will surpass last year's breaking number of 106,676.  With the court's protection, subjects can often remain indefinitely.

The 7 Dumbest Things That Offended Liberals.  Yes, after 100 years of Park Ranger uniforms not offending anyone, it seems now the "Latino community" has a palpable fear of them.  We know this because the designated representative of the entire Latino community said so.  Wait, Maite Arce is not the duly elected, rightfully chosen representative of all Latinos everywhere?  No — apparently not.  She does, however, speak for a radical leftist group, similar to La Raza, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), who promote the causes of illegal aliens — but only Latinos.  If you are a Norwegian illegal — she doesn't care.  Now what could possibly be her and her group[']s beef?  It seems Park Ranger uniforms too closely resemble those of the border patrol and I.C.E. agents.

'As American as Apple Pie': Harvard Professor Defends Trump's 'Extreme Vetting'.  A Harvard professor is defending Donald Trump's plan for "extreme vetting" of immigrants in the face of an outcry from the left.  Writing in Politico Magazine, George J. Borjas, a labor economist who teaches at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, noted that one columnist called the proposed "ideological" screening "crazier than crazy" while an MSNBC commentator slammed it as "the single most un-American thing I have ever heard in my life."  But Borjas pointed out that what Trump is calling for has a long history in the U.S., referring to it as being "as American as apple pie."

When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims from America.  The Immigration Act of 1891 had merely banned polygamists.  The newest law banned anyone who believed in the practice of polygamy.  That group included every faithful believing Muslim.  The Ottoman Empire's representatives argued that their immigrants believed in the practice of polygamy, but wouldn't actually take more than one wife.  This argument echoes the current contention that Muslim immigrants may believe in a Jihad against non-Muslims without actually engaging in terrorism.  That type of argument proved far less convincing to Americans than it does today.

Trump Wants to Quiz Potential Immigrants on Their Values.  The Netherlands Already Does That.  First, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed a blanket ban on Muslims visiting the United States, suggesting that anyone of the Muslim faith poses a threat to American security.  Then, that proposal morphed into a ban on immigrants from any country afflicted by terrorism — including from U.S. allies like the Philippines.  And on Monday [8/15/2016], Donald Trump announced that if elected to the highest office in the United States, he would use "extreme, extreme vetting" to determine who gets to enter the country, and who doesn't.

DHS Secretary: 'Not Pleasant to Send Somebody Back to Central America'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pushed back on calls from immigration advocates to cease deportations of undocumented Central American immigrants for the rest of President Obama's term, arguing that such a move would lead to a "humanitarian crisis."  Johnson also said DHS is promoting the Central American Minors (CAM) program as an alternative to children from Central America crossing the border illegally.  "The reason not to do that is we don't have open borders, and if we ceased removals we would have a humanitarian crisis.  There would be a surge for the exits if we ceased removals.  I think you know that.  We have not been happy with the numbers, which is why we are expanding the publicity around the existing CAM program," he said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

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If you find your job unpleasant, Mr. Johnson, you can always resign!

ICE program failing to rid US of dangerous illegal immigrants, analysts say.  A federal program to work with local law enforcement to remove dangerous illegal immigrant criminals, implemented just weeks after Kate Steinle's murder put the issue in the national spotlight, has resulted in fewer deportations, according to analysts.  The Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) was introduced last summer as something of a compromise to get sanctuary cities to work with the federal government on deportations by only requesting that local authorities hand over the most dangerous criminals.  Statistics show that fewer local law enforcement agencies are refusing to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, yet far fewer illegal immigrant criminals are being deported under the current scheme.

Inside the administration's $1 billion deal to detain Central American asylum seekers.  As Central Americans surged across the U.S. border two years ago, the Obama administration skipped the standard public bidding process and agreed to a deal that offered generous terms to Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest prison company, to build a massive detention facility for women and children seeking asylum.  The four-year, $1 billion contract — details of which have not been previously disclosed — has been a boon for CCA, which, in an unusual arrangement, gets the money regardless of how many people are detained at the facility.  Critics say the government's policy has been expensive but ineffective.

Give Me Your Keys, Then We Can Talk About Open Borders.  When was the last time you heard an open-borders globalist referred to as "right-wing"?  I'm drawing blanks, too.  The transnational corporate and media elites who seek to smash borders and force 7.4 billion fundamentally incompatible human cattle together into a single inescapable One World Ranch claim that their motive is a lofty one — they seek to end perpetual conflict between nations.  That's nice, but anyone with two unmedicated brain cells to rub together realizes that the end result of this daffy rainbow scheme would be perpetual conflict within what were formerly nations.  It's all unfolding with alarming speed before your lyin' eyes at this very moment.

New Phone Apps Help Illegal Aliens Hide from Law Enforcement.  Amnesty advocates are encouraging illegal aliens to take advantage of new phone applications that are designed to help them avoid law enforcement in the communities in which they reside.  These applications, available in both English and Spanish, track police roadblocks and checkpoints in order to enable illegal aliens to avoid possible encounters with law enforcement.  The applications are crowdsourced, which means the data they contain are manually inputted by their users for everyone who has downloaded the applications to view.  Users can broadcast where the checkpoints are located by manually placing a pin on a Google map.  They also can add more specific information; including a specific address and exact time the checkpoint was spotted.

Border Patrol to Illegals:  Don't Get Caught.  The Obama government and its media puppets celebrate the decline in border apprehension numbers from 2014 to 2015 as a sign of "success," while they are silent on the Border Patrol policies that deliberately discourage Border Patrol officers from apprehending border jumpers.  Those anti-enforcement policies are numerous, but some are downright unbelievable.

Record 25,984,000 Immigrants Employed in the United States in July.  The number of immigrants employed in the United States reached another monthly record high in July, according data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The BLS reports that 25,984,000 foreign-born people had a job in the U.S. last month, up 133,000 compared to the previous record set in June.  The Labor Department defines the "foreign-born" as "those residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth."

Record Remittances Sent to Mexico in First Half of 2016.  oney sent to Mexico from people working in other countries set a record of $13.2 billion in the first half of 2016, the Central Bank of Mexico reported.  The previous record, in the first six months of 2007, was of $12.8 billion.  Remittances increased almost 9 percent in the first half of 2016 from the same period last year.  The vast majority came from the United States.

No, the Constitution Does Not Bar 'Religious Tests' in Immigration Law.  Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a "religious test" in the vetting of immigrants.  Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism.  It is also dead wrong.  The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI.  As you'll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration.

Prof. John Banzhaf: 'Virtually All Constitutional Scholars Agree' Muslim Immigration Ban Would Be Legal.  George Washington University Law School Professor John Banzhaf was a guest on Tuesday's [8/2/2016] Breitbart News Daily, where he discussed the constitutionality of Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslim immigration with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon.  Bannon asked if Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan was correct to assert that Trump's idea violated the Constitution, a point he made by waving a pocket copy of the document and asking if Trump has ever read it.  Banzhaf said it was the view of "virtually all constitutional professors who have written on the topic" that Khan was wrong.

Border Patrol's website offers advice on eluding ... the Border Patrol.  Immigrants who want to enter the U.S. illegally can learn how and where to avoid the Border Patrol from an advisory on the agency's own website, which critics say is evidence of the Obama administration's "schizophrenic" approach to enforcement.  Safety and sanctuary can generally be found at schools, churches, hospitals and protests, where Customs and Border Protection agents are barred under a "sensitive locations policy" from carrying out their duty of enforcing border security.  In fact, the agency's website states that actions at such locations can only be undertaken in an emergency or with a supervisor's approval.

Border Patrol Just Revealed The Truth About Hillary.  The border situation is out of control and it's only going to get worse under a Hillary Clinton administration.  This, according to a national union of border patrol agents.  The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is warning that Clinton's plan to expand on President Obama's executive orders on immigration — orders the courts have determined to be unconstitutional — would allow "cartels and Islamic extremists" to invade the United States.  "Her immigration plan is ... dangerous for all American families," the NBPC wrote.  Clinton's plans would allow terrorists to "further their plans to harm innocent American citizens," they continued.

Border Patrol union:  Clinton amnesty endangers U.S., 'cartels, Islamic extremists' set to invade.  In the strongest criticism yet of Hillary Clinton's open-border and amnesty plan, the National Border Patrol Council Thursday [7/28/2016] warned that the Democrat's plan endangers Americans and that drug cartels and Islamic extremists are eager for her to win so they can invade the U.S.  "Clinton's call for amnesty in her first 100 days and expanding these dangerous policies demonstrates her deeply alarming willingness to sell out the security of American families to advance her political or financial interests.  Her immigration plan is not only dangerous for all American families, but previews an administration that will once again defy the will of the voters and Congress to implement a divisive, reckless and partisan agenda," the union said in a statement issued before Clinton gives her acceptance speech tonight [7/28/2016].

Obama gives foreign nationals more immigration privileges than citizens.  Thus far, 43,280 illegal alien minors, primarily from Central America, have been apprehended at our southwest border of the United States since the beginning of the fiscal year.  What is Obama's response?  Naturally, he applies fuel to the fire instead of extinguishing it.  Yesterday [7/26/2016], he announced two illegal executive immigration actions that will incentivize even more people to cross the border and will afford illegal aliens the ability to bring in more relatives than even U.S. citizens can petition for under existing law.

Alphabet Soup Corruption.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps no agency has been rendered more suspect that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, largely because U.S. immigration enforcement for all practical purposes has been rendered null and void, and no longer can or will stop illegal immigration from crossing the southern border.  The old reputations of the "Border Patrol" as a no-nonsense law enforcement agency that ensured foreign nationals entered the United States legally has been redefined by ICE as a sort of politicized facilitator of executive amnesties.  Over 300 municipalities in multiple states have now declared themselves exempt from enforcement of federal immigration law, and ICE has agreed that it will allow such nullification of federal law and will not deport over one million illegal aliens who have been arrested and charged with or convicted of crimes.

DNC mocks rule of law, showcases love affair with illegal immigration.  At this point, the Democrat Party is flagrantly pouring salt in a wound that has barely any room left to receive it, all in the name of the "American dream."  Speaking at the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Francisca Ortiz and Astrid Silva, illegal aliens currently permitted to continue living in the United States as a result of Obama's DAPA and DACA executive amnesty programs addressed the crowd to shame American citizens who simply want their own laws enforced.

DNC Breaks Federal Law; Violation of Sec. 8 U.S. Code § 1324.  In their bizarre showcase of illegal aliens on the first day of their convention, Democrats not only shamelessly used a little girl for crass political reasons, they also managed to break federal immigration law — twice.  Karla Ortiz has appeared on television and in commercials telling Hillary Clinton how scared she is that her illegal immigrant mom will be deported.  In the ad — and again Monday night — we hear that Hillary told her that she would do the worrying for Karla.  Aww.  Karla then appeared Monday night [7/25/2016] on stage at the Democratic National Convention with her illegal-immigrant mother, Francesca.  In addition being a disgusting display of political pandering, this is also a violation of 8 U.S. Code § 1324.  The law makes it a felony to "conceal" or "harbor" any "alien" "including any means of transportation."

Just in:  Mexican IDs allowed to determine citizenship in the Lone Star State.  Earlier today [7/26/2016], under pressure from a federal judge and the ever-officious immigration law profession, the state of Texas entered into an agreement in which illegal alien parents will be allowed to present state hospitals with Mexican voter ID cards and obtain birth certificates for their children. [...] Nothing violates the sovereignty of a nation more than the practice of foreign nationals immigrating illegally, unilaterally asserting jurisdiction, and obtaining citizenship for their children against the national will.  What is worse than the political practice is the legal rationale of the courts, which are enshrining the birthright citizenship loophole jurisprudence into the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, thereby stripping the people of the ability to even deal with this problem prospectively.  The citizenry has been disenfranchised from determining its own destiny.

White House announces surge for Central American refugees.  The Obama administration on Tuesday [7/26/2016] invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others "related" to the kids.  Officials said they have no guess as to how many people might apply, but said it could be "significant" surge, and they said they expect it to be a "lasting" trend.  Officials also announced that Costa Rica has agreed to start accepting refugees who are deemed emergency cases that need to quickly get out of danger in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador while they await final acceptance into the U.S. or another country.

Clinton VP announces insane illegals plan.  It seems Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine wants to waste as little time as possible before reaching deep into tax payer pockets.  Kaine was named the vice presidential candidate of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over the weekend.  Just days later, he's announced his priority for the first 100 days of the Clinton administration — give citizenship across the board to every single illegal immigrant in the United States.  And it would cost taxpayers big time.

US Immigration Court Backlog Exceeds 500,000 Cases For First Time.  The backlog of immigration court cases has ballooned to an all-time high of more than 500,000, a number fueled by unaccompanied minors and families from Central America, officials said Wednesday [7/20/2016].  The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) said there are 500,051 pending immigration cases in the U.S. system.  To deal with the backlog, EOIR plans to boost the number of immigration judges from 277 to 399.

Open Borders:  Democrats Build Massive Four-Mile Long Fence Around Their Convention.  Just as Hillary proved that laws are for the little people and that guns should be reserved only to protect Democrat elites, it turns out that security walls are also for your betters.

Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan 'In the First 100 Days' in Office.  Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton's running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a "progressive who likes to get things done."  "Hey, guys.  Thank you!" he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish.

Declining Deportations and Increasing Criminal Alien Releases.  The Obama administration has embraced a radical new approach to immigration law.  It has, without the consent of Congress, transformed violation of immigration law into a "secondary offense."  That is to say, the goal is to ensure that an alien faces consequences for breaking immigration law only if he also breaks some other, "real," law involving, say, violence or drug dealing.  And even then, the primary violation has to be quite severe to warrant deportation for the (secondary) immigration offense.  This is comparable to the seat belt laws in many states; in places where failing to wear a seat belt is a secondary offense, a police officer cannot pull you over just for that, but if he pulls you over for speeding or some other primary offense, he can then also write a seat belt citation.  The administration's November 2014 deportation priorities memo pretends this is not so; it includes ordinary violations of immigration law, but only as the lowest priority for deportation.  And the collapse in interior removals of immigration violators shows that this third priority category is just for show.

SCOTUS United States. v.  Texas Decision.  In a split decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's ruling in the case of United States v.  Texas, a challenge to Obama's 2014 executive actions.  The 4-4 decision sends the case back to the district court to decide the case on the merits.  Meanwhile, DAPA and extended DACA remain blocked.  This case, a challenge brought by governors and attorneys general from Texas and 25 other states, involves the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and an expansion of the earlier Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which were decreed by President Obama in November 2014.  Under the programs, an illegal alien becomes "lawfully present" in the U.S. and receives a work permit and a Social Security number after an application is reviewed (typically merely rubber stamped) and a fee is paid.  The amnestied aliens also become eligible to receive driver's licenses and the Earned Income Tax Credit welfare program and various state programs.  The states allege that the DAPA program (1) violates the president's constitutional duty to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed"; (2) DAPA was promulgated without public notice and comment; and (3) DAPA is in excess of agency authority.

Sessions: 91% of illegal youths handed over to illegal relatives.  The surge of illegal juveniles crossing into the United States from Mexico hit 38,566 by the beginning of June, a 69 percent increase over last year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  In revealing the numbers, Alabama Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby said that since the end of 2013, 147,077 younger illegals have been apprehended, "yet only a small fraction have been removed from the United States."

Senate Dems block votes on immigration issues, including sanctuary cities.  The Republican-controlled Senate failed Wednesday to advance efforts to change federal immigration law — including one to cut funding to so-called sanctuary cities.  The vote was 53-44, failing to get the minimum 60 votes to begin debate on the issue.  The measure attempted to block congressional funding for sanctuary cities — municipalities that ban police from cooperating with immigration officials to potentially deport illegal immigrants.  Senate Republicans also failed to get enough votes to advance their proposed Kate's Law — named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in July 2015, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had multiple felony convictions and was deported several times prior to the incident.

US immigration services are at breaking point under 128,000 backlog of asylum cases.  The federal government is struggling to cope with a huge surge of asylum cases during a global refugee crisis as the request backlog soars by 1,400 percent in just five years.  Unrest in areas of the Middle East and South America has seen numbers of refugees requesting asylum more than double in the same period — pushing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, CIS, to breaking point.  Unable to cope, the backlog of cases has been steadily rising and by the end of 2015, there were more than 128,000 cases still pending, the agency's ombudsman Maria M. Odom, said in her annual report to Congress.

More than 925,000 'deported' illegal immigrants are still in the U.S. — including 70,000 with criminal records.  More than 925,000 illegal immigrants are walking the streets of the United States despite government orders for their deportation, according to a new report.  And more than 170,000 of them have been convicted of crimes in the U.S.  Those numbers indicate that nearly 1 in 10 people living in the U.S. illegally have already been ordered to leave, but are defying federal immigration authorities.

Nearly 1 million immigrants — including more than 170K convicts — ignoring deportation.  Nearly 1 million immigrants are ignoring deportation orders to remain in the U.S. — including more than 170,000 convicted criminals, according to a new report Thursday [6/30/2016] that suggests the government's deportation efforts are still falling short.  Only a small fraction of the immigrants are even being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), meaning most of them remain free on the streets, where they can commit crimes and continue living in the shadows, according to the study by Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.  "The fact that almost 10 percent of the illegal resident population has already been ordered removed and is still here illustrates just how dysfunctional our immigration enforcement system is.  It also should be of great concern that 20 percent of them are conviction [sic] criminals, and that most of these are at large in our communities," Ms. Vaughan said.

Dem immigration platform courts Hispanics.  The Democratic Party delivered a huge win to immigration activists in its party platform draft released Friday [7/1/2016], taking a liberal stance in sharp contrast to Republican proposals. [...] The platform calls for a path to citizenship "for law-abiding families who are here," the defense of President Obama's executive actions on immigration, the end of immigration raids against children and families, due process for "those fleeing violence in Central America," and to rescind statutory bans on immigrants who modify their status in the country.

Thousands of immigrant kids added to class-action lawsuit over right to counsel.  Thousands of unaccompanied immigrant minors facing possible deportation will be swept into class-action status in a lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates arguing that they are entitled to have attorneys during court hearings.  U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly in Seattle approved the class-action status on Friday in a case, filed in 2014, by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigration advocates challenging the government's failure to provide lawyers.  Zilly ordered that the plaintiffs in the case are now expected to represent thousands of children throughout the West who are under 18, can't afford legal representation, and are potentially eligible for asylum or U.S. citizenship.

Drugs and thugs.  [Scroll down]  The [New York] Times goes on to describe the drug, fentanyl, as coming partly from labs owned and operated by the Mexican cartels themselves and partly "shipments from China."  As the United States cracks down on prescription drugs such as oxycodone, the cartels and their Chinese suppliers are shifting to fentanyl which is cheap and easy to produce.  It is also more than 40 times as potent as heroin.  One seizure of 60 pounds of fentanyl on a remote landing strip in Mexico last year has the kick of almost a ton of heroin.  Like oxycodone, fentanyl has legitimate uses, such as end-of-life relief, but it is strictly controlled in the United States and Western countries.  Thanks to the Open Borders policy of the Obama administration and the marketing expertise of the Mexican drug cartels, fentanyl is now widely distributed across the country.

Supreme Court stops Obama from acting as a legislature of one.  On Thursday [6/23/2016], the Supreme Court finally handed down its long-awaited decision on President Obama's much-ballyhooed executive action on immigration.  Obama reacted by declaring that the court's decision "takes us further from the country that we aspire to be."  If you couldn't guess from that, Obama lost the case.  This all began when Obama's party was clobbered in the 2014 midterm elections.  Seeing that Democrats would not control Congress again during his term, Obama responded by going into the legislative business himself.  He announced a new policy of selective enforcement of immigration laws that would exempt nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

Even SCOTUS can't stop Obama from gutting immigration enforcement.  Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his personal will on a hot-button issue like immigration became president.  This isn't a far-fetched scenario — in fact, it has already happened.  A deadlocked Supreme Court let stand a lower court order blocking President Obama's unilateral bid to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in a wholly outrageous violation of our constitutional norms.  President Obama's order was so flagrantly lawless that he had repeatedly denied he had the power to act on his own — until he did.

Abbott: 'Deeply Disturbing' That 4 Justices Believe Obama Can Rewrite Laws.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) applauded the Supreme Court decision that blocked President Obama's executive actions on immigration.  Thursday's [6/23/2016] 4-4 ruling was a victory for dozens of states, including Texas, that had challenged Obama's orders to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.  The ruling effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency.

Obama: Most illegals still won't be deported.  President Obama said most illegal immigrants still won't be deported, even after the Supreme Court's tie ruling Thursday [6/23/2016] upheld an injunction on his broader deportation amnesty.  Mr. Obama rushed to assure illegal immigrants with ties to the U.S. that they are "low priorities," even though they will not be able to get the work permits and taxpayer benefits his "deferred action" program had promised.  And he said the 4-4 tie was more evidence for the need to confirm Judge Merrick Garland, his pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, to the high court.

DHS moves to implement biometric tracking for visa overstays.  I seem to recall the media erupting in howls of laughter when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie suggested using biometric scanning to track foreign nationals who overstay their visa and remain in the United States illegally.  Critics were suggesting that we could somehow track these illegals like FedEx packages.  There was similar skepticism when Donald Trump agreed with him and it led to speculation over whether or not this would be a policy which would be implemented if Christie wound up with a high ranking role in a potential Trump administration.  Pretty crazy stuff, right?  I would have thought so too, except the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to do it before the next President is even seated.

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I predict the illegal aliens will each be implanted with an RFID chip, like dogs and cats are already, and the chip will serve as a National ID Card.  Obama's phony "We've got to do something!" urgency will likely be used to push this idea right past the noses of the weak-willed Republicans and onto the President's desk.  And of course, if every illegal alien has to be "chipped," the rest of us will, too.

Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan; It Remains Blocked.  The Supreme Court announced on Thursday [6/23/2016] that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama's immigration plan, effectively ending what Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies.  The program would have shielded as many as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally work in the United States.  The 4-4 tie, which left in place an appeals court ruling blocking the plan, amplified the contentious election-year debate over the nation's immigration policy and presidential power.

Supreme Court ruling bars Obama immigration actions from moving forward.  The Supreme Court dealt a critical blow to President Obama's immigration policies on Thursday, deadlocking in a 4-4 decision over two controversial programs the White House wants to implement.  The tied vote leaves in place a lower court ruling that blocks a program allowing undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the United States for three years and apply for work permits.  It also prevents the administration from otherwise expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program issued by Obama in 2012.

Supreme Court Tie Dooms Obama Immigration Policy.  The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 Thursday [6/23/2016] over a challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration policy, a result that prevents the administration from putting the program into effect during the rest of his term.  The split was reflected in a one-sentence statement from the court:  "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court."  Announced in late 2014, the policy sought to shield more than 4 million people — mostly Latinos — from deportation.  But lower courts blocked its implementation after Texas and 25 other states sued, claiming the president had no power to order the changes.

SCOTUS Splits 4-4 On Obama's Executive Amnesty — Lower Court Ruling Stands — DAPA Blocked.  D.A.P.A or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — is the executive action Obama attempted in November of 2014 which was shut down by Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in February '15 with the issuance of an emergency injunction.  The DOJ appealed the Hanen injunction, on merit, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and lost.  The DOJ then appealed the Hanen injunction, on standing, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and lost again.

Obama: SCOTUS Ruling Doesn't Change My 'Priorities' — I'm Still Not Deporting Most Illegals.  On Thursday morning [6/23/2016], Supreme Court upheld an injunction on Obama's 2014 Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents policy by a 4-4 split vote.

Report: 4,948,000 illegals eligible for amnesty, 716,000 in battleground states.  With the Supreme Court readying its decision on President Obama's illegal immigrant amnesty programs, a new report shows that nearly 5 million aliens would be eligible for just two of the president's initiatives, or nearly half of the total population of undocumented immigrants.  What's more, the interactive map of those eligible for amnesty finds that the 2016 presidential battleground states would be heavily impacted, since 716,000 live in those nine states.

What is Treason?  We are not at war with Mexico, yet Mexico sends us millions of people through illegal channels.  In normal times, this would be called an invasion.  It would be grounds for war.  If millions of Americans illegally crossed into Mexico, certainly the international community would condemn it as a warlike act.  Are those within the government that support this via aid and succor treasonous?  I don't know the jurisprudence to make such a decision, naturally, but I do suggest that this should be investigated.  If they are illegal immigrants, the decision is simple:  deport them.  They are active agents of chaos and destruction and have no right to be here.  If they are legal immigrant citizens, then the charge of treason should be investigated.  They have violated their oaths.

They have overloaded San Diego with refugees and now they are boo-hooing!  Of course this whine-fest is for one of two reasons (or both at once!).  The Refugee Resettlement Industry wants more of your money for programs (welfare, housing, medical care etc.) and because San Diego and other big cities have foolishly been so "welcoming" and consequently overloaded, that the industry now has a big excuse to resettle refugees to small (newly targeted) cities throughout America including Reno, NV, Rutland, VT, Charleston, WV, Ithaca, NY, Fayetteville, AR and Missoula, MT.

Obama administration on track to grant one million green cards to people from Muslim-majority countries.  More than 800,000 people from Muslim majority countries have gotten green cards since 2009, wth the number set to hit 1 million before President Obama leaves office.  The data, released by a Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest, reflect a steady uptick in migration from Muslim nations in recent years — even as Donald Trump seeks to put a pause on Muslims visiting the United States.  The biggest increase in permanent residents came from Pakistan and Iraq, with more than 100,000 coming from each country.  Bangledesh had 90,000, Iran had 85,000, and Egypt had 56,000, while Somalia had 37,000, according to data published by Breitbart News.

Already this year, more illegal alien families have crossed the border than last year.  According to government statistics, more illegal alien families have cross the border in 2016 than all of 2015.  The reason given by the government's own immigration lawyer is the policy of non-enforcement of the law by the Obama administration. [...] Word about the near open border policies of the US spreads fast in Central American countries that are sending this tidal wave of illegals to the US.  They have every reason to believe they will be welcomed with open arms once they get here.

The Past Six Presidents Have All Used The Executive Power To Block Certain Classes Of Immigrants.  Donald Trump has received much flak from Democrats and Republicans alike for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S through executive authority.  However, the past six presidents have all used the executive power to bar different classes of immigrants.  Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states:  "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."

SCOTUS has unequivocally held that any grounds may be used for immigration bans.  [Donald] Trump appears to be on solid constitutional ground when calling for a Muslim immigration ban.  David Cole, the George J. Mitchell professor in law and public policy and an expert in constitutional and national security law at Georgetown University, was unequivocal in his review article: [...]

Illegal families surge across border; 2016 already worse than 2015.  The number of illegal immigrant families jumping the border so far this fiscal year has already topped all of 2015, according to Homeland Security statistics released Friday that show the administration's border problems continue to grow.  Some 6,788 people traveling as families were caught on the southwest border in May — a leap of more than 20 percent over April, and putting the total for the first eight months of the fiscal year at nearly 45,000.  That's already well above the 2015 yearlong total of fewer than 40,000, though it's short of the record pace set in 2014, when a massive surge exposed massive holes in the U.S. immigration system.

Orlando Massacre Shows We Must Stop Teaching Children to Hate America.  The founders knew that the constitutional republic they were crafting required a single nation with one national identity smelted out of different ethnicities.  Right away, in 1776 in fact, they came up with the concept of E Pluribus Unum.  To instill the new creed into the immigrants already flocking to America, they set an educational system that would create a nation with one national identity.  Starting in the early 1800s with the Common Schools and continuing later through the Ellis Island period, American schools Americanized new comers.  As historian Mark Edward DeForrest put it, the Common Schools had, ["]a large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe.  The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs.  Rather, the schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American experience.["]  Schools taught that being an American required a belief in individual liberty and that rights are granted to us by virtue of our existence, not through government action.  These principles united all people who came to this country in deeply rooted patriotism.  For the past three decades, for reasons that will also require analysis (though at a later date), we have been doing exactly the opposite.  The new model, exemplified by the bestselling historian Howard Zinn, is to present America as a spectacular experiment in oppression.

Treatment of immigrants in Mexico much worse than any other country.  Hernandez Martinez came to Mexico to escape a brutal drug cartel in Honduras, but his treatment in Mexico isn't much better.  On May 30, local police robbed him and then threw him and five other migrants from Central America off of a moving train in this town about 100 miles northeast of Mexico City.  "The police took all the money I was carrying," the 41-year-old woodcutter said of the $120 he had borrowed from several relatives to make the journey.  "Now I don't have a penny.  There is nothing to go back to."  Martinez said four other Hondurans he was traveling with had been taken away earlier in Oaxaca, south of here, by local gang members "in front of (Mexican) authorities."

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught, feds admit.  Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday [6/14/2016], describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S.  At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that's reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said.  But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don't rise to the level of being priority targets.

Sessions: 'Dictator' Obama flooding rural towns with illegals.  A chief critic of President Obama's open door immigration policies on Thursday slammed him as a "dictator" who is filling rural towns with illegal immigrants instead of turning them away at the border and telling them to enter legally.  Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the administration's plan to ship some 2,000 illegals to his state has been met with the same outrage as other efforts to take undocumented immigrants seized in Texas and Arizona and house them as far away as Massachusetts.

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Wake up.  You're a Senator!  If you think Obama is a dictator, impeach him!

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas almost never caught, feds admit.  Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday, describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S.  At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that's reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said.  But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don't rise to the level of being priority targets.

As I Noted 10 Years Ago, Mass Deportation Would Pay For Itself.  One AAF report put the total cost of removing all 11.3 million illegals living in the U.S. at between $420 billion and $619 billion.  That is based on the assumption that 20% of the aliens would leave voluntarily.  But let's do the math.  Deducting those who would self-deport we are left with 8.96 million illegals that the U.S. government would have to forcibly deport.  Dividing AAF's low and high cost estimates by these involuntary deportees, we arrive at a per deportee cost ranging from $45,000 to $67,000.  By comparison, ICE — the government agency in charge of deportations, estimates that it costs $12,500 to deport an illegal alien.  What gives?  The AAF study assumes that it would take 20 years — 20 years! — to remove all illegals from the U.S.  This absurdly long farewell is required, AAF says, because ICE currently has the capacity to eject only 400,000 illegals per year.

The Mexicanization of North America.  For nearly 200 years the United States and Mexico coexisted as a series of antonyms separated by a desert.  The United States was prosperous and free.  Mexico was poor and despotic.  For a time, the United States was the preeminent middle-class society.  Mexico has been a society of extremes.  For most Americans, Mexico was a place to score some peyote or escape from the law, and the only Mexicans seen were in movies directed by Sam Peckinpah and John Ford.  Today, Mexicans can be seen in every region of the United States, and together with other "Latinos" are now the largest ethnic minority in the country.  Mexican nationals are cultivating marijuana plantations on national forest land in California and Colorado.  They have driven down wages in Midwestern meatpacking plants.  Mexican drug cartels have established a permanent presence within the United States and form the "perfect system" for distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin throughout the country.

The Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, Americans have been thanked and continue to be thanked by all sorts of carriers of multiculturalism.  The open southern border, an instrument of forced multiculturalism, has brought us gangs, and criminals, and drugs, and murderers, and cartels, all of which are simply part of the cultures of the countries from which their carriers traveled to enrich us with their superiority.  The left so values these contributions, including the senseless murders of Americans by repeat offenders who prey on American citizens with the tacit permission of our government, that they proudly tout their "sanctuary cities", which aid and abet the predators, while sacrificing the prey in the name of tolerance and smug superiority.

San Francisco Moves to Open Voting to Illegals.  San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar says the political climate is right to grant illegal immigrants the right to vote.  While even notoriously liberal San Francisco voters have rejected past efforts to grant voting privileges to illegals, Fox News reports that Mar thinks the backlash against Donald Trump will yield a strong turn-out of Latino and anti-Trump voters to the polls to pass his proposed charter amendment.

U.S. Doesn't Track if Millions in Biz "Loans" to Refugees on Public Assistance Are Repaid.  The U.S. government gives refugees on public assistance special "loans" of up to $15,000 to start a business but fails to keep track of defaults that could translate into huge losses for American taxpayers, records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal.  The cash is distributed through a program called Microenterprise Development run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement.  Since 2010 the program has granted thousands of loans to refugees that lack the financial resources, credit history or personal assets to qualify for business loans from commercial banks.  Most if not all the recipients already get assistance or subsidies from the government, according to the qualification guidelines set by the Microenterprise Development Program.  It's a risky operation that blindly gives public funds to poor foreign nationals with no roots in the U.S. and there's no follow up to assure the cash is paid back.  The idea behind it is to "equip refugees with the skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs" by helping them expand or maintain their own business and become financially independent.

House orders Library of Congress to maintain 'illegal alien'.  The House voted Friday [6/10/2016] to order the Library of Congress to keep using the term "illegal alien" to describe those who come to the U.S. without authorization, saying that as long as federal laws written by Congress use those terms, so should their official records-keeper.  The library earlier this had proposed changing, saying that despite being used in law, the term had "become pejorative" and needed to be axed.  Instead the library said it would use "noncitizen" to refer to illegal immigrants, and "unauthorized immigration" to refer to the broader issue.

San Francisco to try yet again to give illegal immigrants voting rights.  After two failed bids to grant voting rights to illegal immigrants, some San Francisco officials believe they have found the man who can make it happen:  Donald Trump.  A proposed charter amendment drafted by Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar would give illegal immigrants with kids in the public school system the right to vote in school elections.  Voters have rejected two previous ballot proposals, but Mar is betting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry the pro-illegal immigrant proposal if he can get it on the November ballot.

Hillary Tells Univision Instead Of Wall, She Will Build Bridge.  Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the United States' border with Mexico.  When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."

DOJ Resists Court Order to Provide Ethics Training for Its Lawyers and Wants to Hide the Names of Illegal Aliens Granted Amnesty.  The Justice Department is resisting a judge's order to provide ethics training for its lawyers and is objecting to turning over to the court the names of illegal aliens who were granted what amounts to administrative amnesty ("deferrals") in stark violation of an injunction issued by the court.  On May 19, Judge Andrew Hanen of the of the Southern District of Texas issued an order imposing sanctions on the Justice Department and its lawyers for unethical conduct, which included repeatedly lying to him in court.  U.S. v. Texas is the immigration lawsuit filed by 26 states against the Obama administration over its plan to provide deferrals, work permits, and other government benefits to almost 5 million illegal aliens.  Hanen issued a preliminary injunction in February 2015 preventing implementation of the plan.

Amid Surge DHS Tries Scaring Illegal Aliens from Entering U.S. with Media Campaign.  With record numbers of illegal immigrant minors still pouring into the United States through Mexico the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has turned to a media campaign — in lieu of increased border security — to try to stop the flow. [...] They've launched a Spanish media campaign in hopes of scaring would-be illegal crossers from coming to the U.S. via the Mexican border.  The experiment includes a series of 60-second Spanish videos featuring real-life illegal immigrants from Central America who share details of their frightening experience with human smugglers during their 1,600-mile trek to the U.S.  In the first video released last week by CBP a young Central American mother, whose face is never shown, recounts her experience.

Three Excellent Examples of Investigative Journalism on Migration Topics.  There has been all too little investigative reporting regarding immigration matters, but there were two remarkable exceptions to that last month, and a third late last year.  These three long, well researched articles dealt with scandals in a huge California visa mill, multiple problems in the EB-5 program, and in the H-2B program for temporary alien non-agricultural workers, perhaps the most ignored of the migration trouble spots.

DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch.  The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way.  Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.

Administration accuses judge of scaring illegals away from signing up for Obama's amnesty.  The Obama administration accused a federal judge Tuesday of sowing "fear and confusion" among illegal immigrants, potentially scaring them away from signing up for President Obama's deportation amnesty by demanding immigration officials submit names of tens of thousands of migrants who've already enrolled.  Justice Department lawyers also asked Judge Andrew S. Hanen not to force thousands of attorneys to take remedial ethics classes — an order the judge issued two weeks ago after he concluded that the administration intentionally and repeatedly misled him by implementing part of the amnesty, even as they assured the court it wasn't in operation yet.

ICE spends millions flying illegal immigrant children across US.  The Obama administration has spent at least $18.5 million to fly "unaccompanied children" caught crossing into the country illegally to locations inside the United States, according to newly obtained figures.  The numbers, shared with FoxNews.com by the Senate subcommittee on immigration, were provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to questions from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  The numbers shed light on the extent of a program that has drawn scrutiny not just from lawmakers but the federal courts, amid concerns the U.S. government is effectively aiding smugglers.

DHS admits it's still violating judge's order on immigration amnesty.  Homeland Security has discovered more three-year amnesty applications it approved in defiance of a federal judge's firm injunction, lawyers told the court late Wednesday — less than a week after the judge delivered a vicious spanking to the administration for repeatedly bungling the case.  Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said as they were preparing for their latest update to the court, they discovered three more three-year amnesties they had sent out, after Judge Andrew Hanen had ordered them not to.

Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days.  Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.  However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.

Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency.  A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency.  Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.

The Mexico Way.  Obviously from context, Trump's "They're rapists" does not mean, as often alleged, "They're all rapists."  Instead, he's raising the apparently excessively subtle question:  "Why, with all the world to choose from, do we let immigrate any rapists?"  After all, the Harvard admissions office doesn't feel satisfied if they hold their rapist admission rate down to the national average.  America is the Harvard of immigrant destination countries, so why should it import problem people?  But, to the press, that question seems inappropriate to ask.  America isn't worthy of high standards like Harvard is.  Instead, the 7 billion citizens of foreign countries should be assumed to have a civil right, under the Zeroth Amendment to the Constitution, to move to America whenever they feel like it — especially if a majority of Americans don't want them here.  Moreover, it's striking how few in the press demonstrated any understanding of Trump's statement "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best."

Illegal Immigrants Sue After Landlord Demands Documentation For Housing.  Four Latino families filed papers to sue their Virginia landlord Monday [5/23/2016] after he threatened eviction due to illegal family members living on the premises.  The civil rights lawsuit filed by families living in Waples Mobile Home Park in Fairfax County, Va., claims it is discriminatory to require a social security number for residency.  The landlords at the mobile home park are requiring residents to provide either a social security card, passport or valid visa with documentation to renew their leases, reports The Washington Post.

Justice rots from the top.  Federal judges typically choose their words carefully.  They are not prone to exaggeration.  This is deliberate.  One reason is that it makes their words have more impact, particularly on those rare occasions when they decide it is necessary to slough off the restraints and let loose on a misbehaving litigant or attorney.  That's what a federal judge did Thursday, when he turned his baleful eye on attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department who were litigating the deferred-action immigration case that the Supreme Court will soon decide.  The attorneys had lied to the court about when the Department of Homeland Security would begin implementing President Obama's immigration executive order.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denounced their conduct as "unseemly and unprofessional." Their lies, the judge noted, conned the 26 plaintiff states that were suing to stop the executive action, into "foregoing a request for a temporary restraining order."

New immigration detention facility to include separate transgender housing.  A new immigrant detention facility opening in November will house about 700 detainees, including a separate 36 bed unit for transgender immigrants[.]  Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok told Fusion.com the new Prairieland Detention Center will operate with the agency's most advanced care guidelines for transgender detainees.  Each will have an individualized detention plan "covering items such as searches, clothing options, hygiene practices, medical care, and housing assignments."

Federal Judge Issues 'Extraordinary' Order Sanctioning the DOJ for Misconduct in Executive Amnesty Litigation.  In one of the most stinging court opinions I've ever read, federal district judge Andrew Hanon blasted Department of Justice officials for misleading the court during the course of executive amnesty litigation. [...] In other words, the Obama administration launched its executive amnesty program behind the court's back, and lied about it — ultimately granting lawful residence to more than 100,000 illegal immigrants until the court halted the program with an injunction.  If the government had told the truth, the state plaintiffs (including Texas) would have been able to seek a temporary restraining order to attempt to block the program.

House votes to ban housing illegal immigrants on military bases.  House Republicans voted Thursday [5/19/2016] to ban the Defense Department from housing illegal immigrants on military bases, which might force President Obama's team to develop an alternative plan for housing the unaccompanied children arriving on the southern border.  "By proving housing for illegal immigrants on military installations, we are wasting scarce defense dollars that should be used to train and equip our soldiers to fight our nation's wars," Rep. John Fleming, R-La.  He proposed his solution as an amendment to legislation that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and other military-related issues, and it passed 219-202.

GOP House moves to require Library of Congress to use term 'illegal immigrant'.  The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday [5/17/2016] approved a plan to require the Library of Congress to describe undocumented people in the United States as "illegal immigrants" — after the institution earlier this year removed the term "illegal alien" from search terms and cataloging.  The library instead started using the term "noncitizens" and "un-authorized immigration," a change congressional Democrats defended.

Feds open border to 4,000 Cubans, interviewed just 1 hour before release.  U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening up the Texas border to let 4,000 Cubans in, taking about an hour to interview them and check their criminal background, before letting them enter the United States on their own where most will stay for life.  Aware that Panama had airlifted nearly 250 of 4,000 Cubans to the Mexican border near El Paso, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said it stands ready to process the new immigrants with speed, in fact faster it takes many Americans to get a drivers license or buy a gun.

Consent of the governed and judicial tyranny.  Yes, Montana is a purple state in that it has elected both Democrats and Republicans to statewide offices, but at heart we are a conservative state — a state grounded in traditional values such as respect for God, love of country, hard work and fair play.  Unfortunately, because we go along to get along, we've been an easy target for the folks who are offended by God, are not that into patriotism, prefer not to work if at all possible, and think Fair Play is an amusement park ride.  Consider this:  According to a 2012 study by two political science professors at Stanford, Montana's state Supreme Court is the sixth most liberal court in the country.  No wonder folks from California like to move to Montana!  They probably view us as a colony.  The latest last straw that should motivate a political revolution in our state, but probably won't, happened on Tuesday [5/10/2016] when the Montana Supreme Court threw out a voter-approved law meant to send a clear message to illegal aliens that they are not welcome here.

Mexico warns of repercussions if remittances are blocked.  If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances — the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year — then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerous setback, a senior Mexican official warned Thursday [5/12/2016].  Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has vowed, if elected, to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the entire southwest border, even if it means impounding remittance payments.

Return of the Surge:  Illegal immigrant minors, families flooding southern US border.  Two years ago, the Obama administration referred to the surge of Central American children and families coming into the U.S. as a "humanitarian crisis."  This year, it's worse — as Border Patrol agents apprehend even more Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants claiming asylum.  But due to a backlog in the courts, there is even less of a chance they'll be deported.

Earthquake Amnesty in Works for Illegal Aliens from Ecuador, DHS Quietly Grants "Migratory Relief" in Spanish.  Word of a special earthquake amnesty for Ecuadorean nationals living in the United States illegally is spreading like wildfire in Spanish media reports published throughout Latin America recently.  A catastrophic, magnitude 7.8 temblor struck the ailing South American nation's pacific coast on April 16, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.  Undoubtedly, it's been devastating and worthy of the tremendous humanitarian aid being provided by the U.S. government as well as a multitude of charities.  However, the Ecuadorean nationals who stand to benefit from yet another one of President Obama's disaster amnesty initiatives already lived in the U.S. illegally when the earthquake hit.  Offering this perk is like rewarding bad — in this case illegal — behavior.

Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'.  Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday [5/6/2016] commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States.

We Must Change Park Ranger Uniforms to Make Illegal Aliens Feel Better.  National Parks, originally known as Federal Reserves, have been in existence for well over 100 years with the first recognized in 1872 — that being Yellowstone, or Jellystone for you Yogi and Boo Boo enthusiasts. [...] The Park Rangers have offended someone, but not just anyone or any single individual.  It seems the Rangers have offended and are said to be scaring an entire race of people.  Yes, after 100 years of Park Ranger uniforms not offending anyone, it seems now the "Latino Community" has a palpable fear of them.  We know this because the designated representative of the entire Latino community said so.  Wait, Maite Arce is not the duly elected, rightfully chosen representative of all Latinos everywhere?  No — apparently not.  She does however speak for a radical leftist group, similar to La Raza, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), who promote the causes of illegal aliens — but only Latinos.  If you are a Norwegian illegal — she doesn't care.  Now what could possibly be her and her groups beef?  It seems Park Ranger uniforms too closely resemble those of the border patrol and I.C.E. agents.

The Editor says...
If illegal aliens are uncomfortable in this country, that's not a bad thing.  If illegal aliens see the threat of deportation in every cop's uniform, there's nothing wrong with the uniforms.  If the Park Rangers dress up like Mexican prison guards, or whoever is most feared in Mexico, that would be even better.

Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border.  Child migration is surging again.  The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration.  The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids — thousands of them unaccompanied — arrived at the southern border.

DHS admits deportations of illegal immigrants cut nearly in half.  Despite a massive budget increase for the department charged with handling the illegal immigrant crisis, deportations by the U.S. Customs and Enforcement agency have plummeted 43 percent in just three years, according to federal data released by Sen. Jeff Sessions Monday [5/2/2016].

Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Sink as ICE Gets Cash Influx.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is receiving more taxpayer funds even as it expels fewer illegal immigrants, according to statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security showing that 43 percent fewer aliens were removed from the United States from 2012 to 2015.  ICE deported nearly 410,000 aliens in 2012 when it received roughly $2.8 billion in taxpayer funds.  In 2015, the agency expelled just 235,413 aliens but received around $3.5 billion to fund its deportation programs, according to the DHS statistics.  Deportations dropped by 174,436 over the past three years despite an increase in funding totaling more than $680 million, according to statistics highlighted Monday by the Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest.

Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups in court; Arizona ID theft law upheld.  States can impose their own stiff penalties on illegal immigrants — or others — who steal someone's identity in order to get a job, a federal appeals court ruled Monday [5/2/2016], upholding Arizona's strict law and dealing a setback to immigrant rights advocates.  The decision is yet another victory for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and, more broadly, for Arizona, which has been a pioneer in trying to find ways to punish illegal immigrants, stepping into a void left by the Bush and Obama administrations.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that while there are still some questions about how police and prosecutors use the identity theft laws, on their face they do not violate the Constitution, nor do they trample on the federal government's ability to set national immigration policies.

Mexico Is Sending Us Colonists, Not Immigrants.  "Mexico First" has been the open, avowed policy of the government of Mexico for a generation, and Mexico expects its former residents to be loyal to Mexico for the next 200 years. [...] Why does Mexico devote so much effort to promoting and helping millions of its citizens leave Mexico and start a new life in "el Norte"?  Does the fact that the millions of Mexicans living in the U.S. send $25 billion dollars in cash remittances annually back to relatives in Mexico have anything to do with it — cash that provides 30 percent of Mexico's foreign investment, rivaling tourism in importance to the Mexican economy?

President Obama:  Accessory To The Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens?  President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden [6/15/2012] to proclaim that "since Congress failed to act" he was going to take action.  Of course to Obama, his concept of a "failure of Congress to act" was the refusal of Congress to pass bad legislation.  When Congress votes down bad legislation, they most certainly are acting.  Obama also deceptively said that this was about children, kids and young people, even though illegal aliens as old as 31 years of age could apply for this program, provided that they claimed that they entered the United States prior to their 16th birthdays.  Without any interviews or field investigations being conducted, fraud likely permeates this program that has an approval rate of more than 95%.

The Criminal Constituency.  [Governor Terry] McAuliffe is here following the example of Barack Obama, another chief executive who has attempted to use particularistic powers entrusted him in a categorical rather than discrete fashion, thereby transforming exercises in executive privilege into policy changes that would normally require changes in the law.  In the case of our ever-more-imperial president, the issue was illegal immigration:  The federal government is under no particular obligation to prosecute every instance of illegal immigration — prosecutorial discretion is an ordinary feature of the law — but President Obama's general application of that discrete power amounted to a change in the law (an executive amnesty) and a usurpation of legislative authority.  The matter is going to the Supreme Court; so far, the lower courts have looked upon the Obama administration's policy adventuring with skepticism.

Department of Homeland Security scraps color-coded border security index plan.  Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule.  So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?  Agency staff proposed another system of reds, yellows and greens.  The Institute for Defense Analyses, a consulting firm, was hired by DHS to review the idea and found the index simplistic and misleading, noting that colors were a "disaster" for communicating terror threats.

Immigrant Population Poised to Hit Highest Percentage Ever.  While they did not receive much attention when they were released last month, new projections from the Census Bureau show the enormous impact of immigration on the U.S. population.  For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant (foreign-born) population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents (51 million) — the largest share ever recorded in American history.  Driven largely by legal immigration, not illegal immigration, the immigrant population will grow to nearly one in five U.S. residents (78 million) by 2060, the Bureau projects.  The total U.S. population will grow to almost 417 million — 108 million more than in 2010.

Texas Gov.: SCOTUS Will Be 'Completely Rewriting' Constitution by Favoring Obama in Immigration Lawsuit.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said that the U.S. Constitution will be "completely rewritten" if the Supreme Court sides with President Obama in the lawsuit challenging his executive action on immigration.  Abbott, formerly the state's longest-serving attorney general, told reporters Thursday morning that the lawsuit brought against the president by Texas and 25 other states is "framed under" the issue of immigration but in reality challenges Obama's use of executive power to "unilaterally" rewrite laws.  "The lawsuit is about the fact that the president completely abandoned the Constitution to assume power he does not have and wrote law that he himself, as a constitutional lawyer, said he did not have the power to do," Abbott said during a roundtable discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016.  Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, according to new Border Patrol statistics released Friday morning that show more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S.  That's nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it's well more than double last year's pace, suggesting that the government's relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal crossers.  There's somewhat better news when it comes to children traveling alone.  The record pace has slackened slightly — though an uptick in March suggests that the warmer months could once again see a massive wave at the southwest border.

Obama Administration Tells Supreme Court 'Lawfully' Doesn't Mean 'Legally'.  Welcome to what Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Monday [4/18/2016] is the "immigration world.  Or, more accurately, welcome to the new world President Barack Obama — through his solicitor — is asking the Supreme Court to join him in declaring.  It is a world that contradicts the law of noncontradiction.  It is a place where something can be and not be at the same time.  It is a place of illogic — and lawlessness.  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in U.S. v.  Texas.  This case pits 26 states against the Obama administration on the question of whether the Executive Branch — n.b. the president through a bureaucratic subordinate — can unilaterally declare that more than four million foreign nationals who are illegally in the United States may stay here, work here and acquire eligibility for Social Security, disability and Medicare.

Lubbock Mayor Shocked by Border Tour: 'More Porous Than I Imagined'.  Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agents and Breitbart Texas Director Brandon Darby.  Despite heavy rainfall, Robertson got a first-hand look at just how wide open the border is and what agents have to deal with in attempting to secure our border.  Robertson is currently in a primary runoff for the Texas CD-19 seat left open by retiring Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and the mayor has emerged as a champion for the Border Patrol agents' cause.

Intel Lays Off 12,000 After Seeking Visas to Import 14,523 Foreign Professionals Since 2010.  Technology giant Intel announced April 19 it will fire 12,000 skilled U.S.-based professionals — after already swelling its workforce with 14,523 requests in Washington D.C. since 2010 for visas to import foreign professionals through the controversial H-1B and Green Card programs.  The company said the layoffs were part of a restructuring plan to help shift its focus from desktop PCs to mobile devices.  But the company is very profitable, and first-quarter 2016 profits were 14 percent above predictions.

E-Verify And The Deep Duplicity Of Our Government On Immigration.  [Scroll down]  There is no mightier political force today in European and European-settler nations than promotion of mass immigration.  All our laws and regulations have been twisted to enable it; every other legal and political principle is subordinate to it; and the truth of all this is hidden inside a squid-ink cloud of buncombe about "enforcement" and "reform."  A key component of this absolutist mass-immigration-über-alles regime is the further twisting of laws and rules to make deportation of illegals well-nigh impossible.  That is what we see with this bogus E-Verify scam.

The Highlights of the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Obama's Executive Amnesty.  In 2012, the Obama administration created the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, enabling 1.7 million illegal aliens under 30 years old brought to the U.S. as children to apply for work authorization and deferred deportation.  A deferred action is relief from deportation or removal proceedings granted by the Department of Homeland Security.  Then, in 2014, this program was expanded by, among other things, eliminating the age cap and increasing the term of deferred action and employment authorization from two to three years.  The administration also created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), conferring deferred action on illegal aliens whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, provided no other factors make deferred action inappropriate.

It's all your money:  US aiding business start-ups — for illegal aliens.  Read the fine print on the Small Business Administration's website, and you'll find that the agency does not provide the funds to "start or grow" a small business — the engine of the American economy, providing roughly three-quarters of all new jobs.  Rather, the SBA provides offers loan guarantees to the banks and lenders that do provide seed money.  So it might come as a surprise to American entrepreneurs that there is at least one group to whom the federal government is providing direct assistance for business start-ups:  illegal aliens.  In fact, these recipients of your taxpayer funds fall into an even more restricted category: illegal aliens who have been deported back to their native land.

United States V. Texas.  On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v.  Texas.  The Obama administration is seeking to have the high court lift a lower court's injunction preventing two programs that would grant de facto amnesty and work authorization to about 4.7 million illegal aliens (approximately 40 percent of the estimated illegal alien population) from going into effect.  The two programs, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and an expanded version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+), were announced by President Obama in November 2014, just two weeks after voters handed his party a stinging defeat in the midterm elections.  In announcing these programs, the administration asserted broad discretionary authority to not just refrain from enforcing immigration laws against entire classes of violators, but also to grant them permission to live and work in the U.S., despite clear statutory prohibitions against both.

Obama's immigration order overreaches.  Sometimes it seems the Supreme Court's main purpose these days is to resolve disputes between Republicans and President Obama.  Toward the end of Obama's first term, the court ruled on a challenge to his signature health care law.  On Monday [4/18/2016], as Obama approaches the end of his second term, the justices are set to consider his executive order that would allow millions of undocumented workers to avoid deportation.

Battle over Obama immigration actions lands before Supreme Court.  The impassioned election-year debate over President Obama's immigration executive actions lands Monday [4/18/2016] before a short-handed Supreme Court, where justices will consider a fundamental question:  how much power does the president truly have?  The justices plan to hold 90 minutes of oral arguments dealing with Obama's bid to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.  A coalition of states calls it an executive power grab.  "President Obama's executive action is an affront to our system of republican self-government," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who supports those states.

Illegal immigrants are being deported on private jets — $300,000 every day to fly aliens back home.  American taxpayers are forking out more than $300,000 every day to deport illegal immigrants on commercial flights and even on private jets, Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spent $116m in 2015 to transport 235,413 people in the United States illegally back to their home countries.  More than 40 percent of those who had violated visa restrictions were convicted criminals while more than 1,000 were identified as gang members.

One of Every Six Workers in United States An Immigrant.  The percentage of foreign-born workers in the U.S. civilian labor force has more than tripled over the past four decades.  In an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the Migration Policy Institute reveals that between 1970 and 2014 the percentage of foreign-born workers participating in the U.S. civilian labor force grew from 5 percent to 17 percent.

Ted Cruz:  The IRS 'Is Facilitating Illegal Immigration'.  Cruz said he admits it's not an easy endeavor to abolish the IRS, but that a "mandate from the people" in 2016 would propel the effort. [...] Cruz went on to emphasize his plan to abolish the federal Department of Education, sending the money back to the states and allowing more local control of schools.  He also expressed, in relation to constitutional conservatism and the Tenth Amendment, that he would not interfere with states' rights to determine for themselves on issues like marijuana legalization.

Federal Judge Says Texas Can't Outlaw Harboring Illegal Aliens.  A federal district judge in San Antonio has issued an order stopping a Texas law criminalizing the harboring of illegal aliens, at least for now.  The judge issued the preliminary injunction in MALDEF's (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) lawsuit challenging Texas House Bill 11, a law which open border advocates are fighting because they say it improperly targets illegal alien shelters and those who rent to illegal aliens.

Obama Grants 700,000 Green Cards to Islamic "Migrants".  This disturbing information was circulated by the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration, which assesses that if there's no change in the current policy, the U.S. will likely grant another 680,000 migrants — possibly more — from Muslim-majority countries green cards in the next five years.  According to the DHS figures cited by the panel, Uncle Sam issued approximately 680,000 green cards to immigrants from 49 Muslim nations from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2013. Over the same period, the U.S. issued only 270,000 green cards to migrants from the European Union, according to a committee announcement that reminds us "a green card entitles recipients to access federal benefits, lifetime residency, work authorization, and a direct route to becoming a U.S. citizen.  Some of the recipients are admitted to the U.S. as refugees so they immediately qualify for federal welfare benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

McCain: We Need To Send The Military To Secure Our Southern Border.  In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, [GOP Sen. John] McCain asked Johnson why he hasn't requested help from the Department of Defense to combat drug traffickers piercing Arizona's border.  DHS has been unable to prevent the flow of heroin and other narcotics flooding in from Mexico.  McCain, chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, noted that while the Army is conducting drone training missions, the service is not coordinating its efforts with the DHS, even though the DOD is definitely authorized to support counternarcotics activities.

ACLU Sues to Make Bail More Affordable for Illegal Immigrants.  The government should consider individuals' financial resources when setting the bond amount for aliens in removal proceedings, the ACLU argues.  In a class lawsuit filed this month, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project say the federal government sets unacceptably high bond amounts for foreign nationals in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their ability to pay.  The result, the ACLU argues, is lengthier incarceration rates for poorer aliens.

Progressives are implementing lopsided equity.  [Scroll down]  Take for instance Obama leveling the inclusive playing field with a porous border.  That attempt at social engineering has subjected a once sovereign nation to an all out life-threatening invasion.  As a result, sanctuary cities teem with dangerous illegal felons, Americans have died unnecessarily, and public school classrooms have been flooded with "unaccompanied minors," some of whom have infected our children with deadly foreign pathogens.

Border Patrol ordered to release illegals 'still soaking wet' from Rio Grande, union says.  Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to "an open border with Mexico," the chief of the agents' labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the House Judiciary Committee that agents were given the orders verbally soon after President Obama laid out plans for limiting immigration enforcement in 2014.

Border Patrol Agents: Illegal Aliens Walking 'Out the Front Door,' 'We Don't Know Who We're Releasing'.  Art Del Cueto, a Border Patrol agent and Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, which has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and National Border Patrol Council Spokesman and Border Patrol agent Shawn Moran stated that illegal immigrants who are not given notices to appear "walk out the front door" and "We don't know who we're releasing" in a report broadcast on Thursday's [4/7/2016] "O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel.

U.S. Govt.  Banking Program Facilitates Remittances to Mexico.  The program is called "Directo a Mexico" and the Federal Reserve, the government agency that serves as the nation's central bank, launched it nearly a decade ago.  Judicial Watch investigated the outrageous taxpayer-subsidized initiative and obtained government records back in 2006.  It was created by President George W. Bush following the 2001 U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, undermines our nation's immigration laws and is a potential national security nightmare.  The goal was to provide low-cost banking services to illegal immigrants and facilitate the process for those sending money home.  Remittances are transferred through the Federal Reserve's own automated clearinghouse linked directly to Mexico's central bank (Banco de Mexico).  At the time Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that most of the Mexicans who send money home are illegal immigrants so a Mexican-issued identification is the only requirement to use the government banking service.

America Now Has an Official Language: Newspeak.  [Scroll down]  Now let's consider how far we have fallen in just a few short years.  The term "Alien" has been all but expunged from any discussions about immigration.  This lunacy began under the administration of Jimmy Carter who mandated that INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) employees stop using the term alien to describe illegal aliens.  The term alien is hardly a pejorative.  The term "alien" is a legal term that is defined in our immigration laws under Title 8 U.S. Code § 1101 - Definitions. [...] There is absolutely no insult in that term.  The reason that there has been a concerted effort to expunge the word alien from the vernacular is to obfuscate the clarity that the term brings to the debate about immigration.  This is not about being "politically correct," but about employing the Newspeak tactic of confounding understanding and making honest discussions impossible.

As if we don't have enough drunks on the road already...
Fed Appeals Court Protects "Habitual Drunkards" from Deportation.  In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S.  federal appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant convicted of drunk-driving can't be deported because federal immigration law discriminates against "habitual drunkards" like him.  The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, with at least one drunk-driving conviction, possibly more.  Ledezma-Cosino has lived in the U.S.  illegally since 1997 and has eight kids, five of them anchor babies born in America.  He works in the construction industry and has a criminal record.  Ledezma-Cosino drank about a liter of tequila every day for a decade, according to medical records cited in federal court documents, and has been diagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.  This man should be the poster child for deportation yet he remains in the country and is now further protected by a federal appellate court ruling.

Obama: Trump Blocking Remittances Would Collapse Mexico's Economy, Increase Immigration.  Tuesday [4/5/2016] at the White House press briefing, President Barack Obama addressed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to cut off funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, called remittances, unless Mexico payed for the border wall.  Obama dismissed the viability of Trump's plan and argued it would increase immigration into the United States from Mexico.

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If Mexico's economy is being propped up by remittances from the U.S., then they have an incentive to keep those remittances flowing, even if that means paying for a wall along the international border.  On the other hand, if there is that much money changing hands, and it is not currently being taxed, there should be a hefty tax imposed immediately.  Ordinarily I am opposed to new or higher taxes, but these wire transfers are siphoning money out of our country.

Mexico slams bill to tax illegal immigrants' wire transfers.  The Mexican government has denounced bills in Georgia and Arizona that would tack a surcharge on wire transfers from illegal immigrants, instructing its consulates to consider "legal actions" should the proposals become law.  The Mexican Foreign Relations Department's statement, released Thursday [3/31/2016], is the latest the country has lodged against legislation it deems "discriminatory toward people of Hispanic origin in general, and Mexican nationality in particular."

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If the conditions here are so tough, go home!

Trump's Deportation Plan Would Cost at Least $400 Billion.  Presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to deport all undocumented immigrants would cost between $400 billion and $600 billion and take at least 20 years to implement, according to a report from the American Action Forum.  The report estimates that there are currently 11.3 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.  To deport them, these individuals would have to be apprehended, detained, legally processed, and transported back to the country they originated from.

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[#1] Why is it a requirement that deported individuals be sent to the countries they came from?  Even if that is the case, can't they be deported to the most remote point in their respective home countries, to make it more difficult to come back the next day?  Wouldn't that make sense?  [#2] If forcible deportations begin, at least ten to fifteen percent of the illegal aliens in this country would deport themselves, rather than waiting to see how they fare with the government's shipping and handling.

Mexico tortures migrants — and citizens — in effort to slow Central American surge.  A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained and threatened with expulsion by immigration agents looking for undocumented Central American migrants.  The trend comes amid a crackdown on migrants driven in part by political pressure and financial aid from the US.  Deportations have already risen exponentially since summer 2014 when Barack Obama declared the surge in Central American child migrants a humanitarian crisis.  Campaigners say that Mexico migration officials are running a secret quota system to increase the number of expulsions.  Activists say that Mexico's National Immigration Institute is increasingly operating like an unchecked police force — and say that that like the country's security forces, it appears to be systematically using torture against detainees.

Words 'illegal' and 'alien' banished from public libraries.  Pro-immigration groups have successfully pressured the United States Library of Congress to remove the words "illegal" and "alien" from materials because the words are considered "pejorative" to people who enter the country illegally.  The move will affect all U.S.  libraries.  Fusion reported that the change was made in response to a group of illegal alien students at Dartmouth College:  "If you visit your local library today to research undocumented immigrants, you'll probably find the books are housed in a section with the subject heading "illegal aliens" — a term that immigrant-rights groups say is racially charged and dehumanizing.  The nation's leading news organizations, including this one, have banned the phrase unless it's used in a quote.  But soon that's going to change, thanks to a group of undocumented students at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire."

Leftists Organize to Silence Border Patrol Agents Over Trump Endorsement.  Radical leftists pushing for an open borders agenda are attempting to destroy the ability of over 80 percent of our nation's Border Patrol agents to speak out and sound the alarm to the public and to Congress.  The Huffington Post reported that the open-borders extremist group, Not1More, is a "prominent immigrants rights group" and that they were behind an effort to have the AFL-CIO kick out the National Border Patrol Council from its ranks.  Not1More derives its name from the idea that "not one more" illegal alien should be deported from the U.S.

Record 25,741,000 Foreign-Born People Employed in the U.S..  The number of foreign-born people employed in the United States hit a record high in March, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the BLS, 25,741,000 foreign-born people had a job in the U.S.  last month, an increase of 246,000 over the previous high recorded in November.  The unemployment rate among the foreign-born population was 4.8 percent.  The BLS statistics on the foreign-born do not distinguish between people who are in the country legally versus illegally.  The agency's data on foreign-born employment is available through 2005.

Camera catches illegals cutting border fence, driving trucks through.  Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council, a union that represents 16,000 Border Patrol agents, testified last week at a congressional hearing.  He said that an email from an agent in Arizona cited a 10-mile remote stretch of the border where smugglers cut the fence and drove two trucks through.  Cameras caught the activity, but agents weren't close enough to investigate.  "The scariest part is that we don't know what was in those vehicles," Judd said.

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Surveillance cameras create only the illusion of security.  The fence would mean a lot more to the smugglers if it was made of razor wire, had about 5,000 volts on it, and was accompanied by a mine field.  An easily-surmountable fence is merely decorative.  Flimsy fences simply mark the property lines between good neighbors.  Those who send us their most violent criminals, wholesale deliveries of illegal drugs, drunk drivers, welfare addicts and anchor babies are not good neighbors.

The Courts are Even Worse than Obama Administration on Immigration, Sovereignty.  Once again, the unelected federal courts are violating Congressional authority over the most important societal question: who is allowed to become a member of our society?  As we've explored in detail in recent months, throughout our history the courts have always stayed away from questions of immigration and citizenship, with the understanding that a sovereign nation has the right to determine who enters its society and on what conditions a person is admitted to that society.  In a representative democracy, those decisions are made by the elected branch of government.  Unfortunately, the modern judiciary thinks otherwise, and [...] the courts will completely take over immigration if they are not stripped of their ill-gotten powers.

U.S. Extends Amnesty to "Battered Spouses".  Weeks after granting illegal immigrants in Flint, Michigan a special reprieve from deportation over the area's water crisis, the Obama administration has quietly expanded its boundless amnesty to award undocumented aliens with work authorization if they claim to be "battered spouses."  The administration appears to be getting quite creative to meet its goal of implementing a far-flung amnesty that will ultimately apply to all of the millions living in the U.S.  illegally.

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There is a nationwide contest now being conducted by the Left, to see who is the most pathetic victim and who can heap the most costly gifts on that victim.  Every illegal alien can be Queen For A Day, with the right sob story.  Daytime television shows thrive on this celebration of victimhood:  It is not uncommon to see a daytime talk show solicit nominations for the biggest victim, who, if selected, will get a new car and a make-over and a trip to Hawaii.

Library of Congress cancels 'illegal aliens' subject heading.  The Library of Congress is no longer using the heading "illegal aliens" in bibliographic records, thanks to a request from Dartmouth College students.

Library of Congress to Eliminate Terms 'Illegal Alien' and 'Alien'.  The Library of Congress is dropping the terms "illegal alien" and "alien" from its subject headings after a group of college students and the American Library Association protested the words' usage.  As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing "Aliens" with "Noncitizens" and heading references to "Illegal aliens" with "Noncitizens" and "Unauthorized immigration."

The Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer.  [Question #7]  How many Americans are out of work because illegal aliens have taken their jobs?  How many Americans are on government assistance either because they've lost their jobs or because illegals have driven down the wage they can be paid? How many millions of Americans have been robbed, raped or murdered because we refuse to secure our borders?  When you encourage this kind of lawbreaking, what message does it send to legal immigrants?

DHS chief sad over deportations: 'Is it pleasant? Absolutely not.'  The nation's top immigration officer said that the "11 million" undocumented aliens in the United States are "not going away," are "in effect" citizens, and added that deporting the few the administration wants out is unpleasant.  Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, told Harvard University students this week that the administration is focused on its plan to integrate illegals into America, despite the policy being tied up in court.

A Trump-Lover's Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  There is a profound racism embedded in the notion that the best thing for any Latino or Muslim is to settle permanently in the United States.  In being naturalized, they sever their ties to the civilization from which they came and assimilate into the Democrats' toxic liberal brew of consumerism, iPods, abortion, sodomy, fornication, pornography, marijuana, and atheism.  Shame me though it does to say it, this mix is American culture, which I should know — I was born in the United States and have been fighting the left's influence on popular culture for most of my life.  If the prevailing forces on the American left are so incensed by a Christianity that celebrates chastity, complementary gender roles, and strict family values, why on Earth are they promising Muslims that they will be happy settling in the very country the left strives to secularize?

Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border.  The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band.  But changing times in the Communist country haven't stopped tens of thousands from fleeing the island and saying gimme shelter to American immigration officials at Texas land ports.

Border agents: DHS has 'no intention' of deporting illegals.  A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has "no intention of deporting" many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they don't clog up the courts, a leading advocate for agents testified to Congress.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the orders are a new "catch and release" policy, which he said "amounts to amnesty" because it means many illegal immigrants are never asked to leave the country.

John Kasich Wants to End Deportations and Enact Amnesty in His First 100 Days in Office.  Because the Kasich campaign was largely ignored as a non-factor prior to Rubio's polling collapse, Kasich went months with virtually no scrutiny of even his most bizarre statements on the campaign trail.  However, in recent days, Trump has increasingly set his sights on Kasich — whether it be Kasich's role at Lehman Brothers during the time of the economic collapse, as well as Kasich's support for NAFTA and Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a deal which Donald Trump and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) have warned would destroy Ohio's auto industry.  In particular, Trump has zeroed in on Kasich's heretofore overlooked push for massive amnesty.  Though it has transpired without much attention, Kasich has quietly amassed a string of bizarre, peculiar, and extreme statements on immigration that places him to the furthest leftward reaches of not just the Republican President field, but the Democratic Presidential field as well.

Immigration officials shielded accused San Bernardino conspirator from ICE agents.  Federal immigration officers refused to let an armed team of agents into their office to detain the accused conspirator in December's San Bernardino terrorist attack, government officials acknowledged Tuesday [3/15/2016], exposing an embarrassing lack of communication within the Department of Homeland Security.  Those who ran the legal immigration benefits office in San Bernardino refused to let a team from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement enter to detain and hold Enrique Marquez so the FBI could interview him later, Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said.

Dallas: Turning red states blue, one city at a time.  There is nothing surprising in this story at Breitbart about Dallas, Texas "progressive" mayor Mike Rawlings.  But, please take note of the the big global bank — JP Morgan Chase — underwriting this series of discussions called 'City Makers Summit' where they are attempting to sell the idea that only migrants can revitalize cities.  I've been begging for years for some think tank with economic know-how to do a study of long-established resettlement cities like Utica, NY (or Amarillo, TX!) because I believe such a study would quickly kill this notion that importing poverty was good for a city.

Refugees Crucial to 'Global City,' Says Dallas Democrat Mayor.  Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a recent summit on the city's economy, its workforce, and its future, that he believes welcoming refugees is crucial to Dallas becoming a "global city."  The Democratic mayor made the statement after being asked about "hosting refugees" and "bringing people inside" as "one of the building blocks of a revitalized town."  Rawlings made these statements during a recent "City Makers Summit" hosted by The Atlantic and JP Morgan Chase.

The Weirdness of Illegal Immigration.  When someone ignores a federal statute, then it is naturally easy to flout more. In Los Angeles, half the traffic accidents are hit-and-run collisions.  I can attest first-hand that running from an accident or abandoning a wrecked vehicle is certainly a common occurrence in rural California.  Last night on a rural road, a driver behind me (intoxicated? Malicious? Crazy?) apparently tried to rear-end me, then turned off his lights, sped up, and at the next stop sign pulled over swearing out the window in Spanish.  In this age and in these environs, why would one call a sheriff for a minor everyday occurrence like that?  The point is simply that when there is no federal law, no one has any idea how several million arrive in the U.S., much less what exactly they were doing before their illegal arrival. [...] To read the local Fresno Bee is to collate a daily tally of stabbings, shootings, gang violence, carjackings, thefts, and chop shops — without any exegesis why this is so.  Cuts in law enforcement?  Therapeutic approach to the law?  A complete failure to integrate and assimilate the second generation of illegal immigrants?  The inability to offer jobs in a command state economy?

Communists, Socialists Plot to Get 9 Million Leftist Immigrants Voting by October.  Reports are pouring in from across the country that thousands of legal permanent residents from around the world have been inspired by Trump's rhetoric to become citizens just so they can vote against him.  They are also inspired by some sketchy leftist organizations fueled by communist and socialist agendas.  The leftists are working on a turnout of nearly nine million immigrant residents who are allegedly eligible for citizenship.  We are constantly being told there are 12 million illegal immigrants here but the left has come up with 9 million residents in addition, many of whom were given Obama amnesty.

New Pro-Amnesty Lawsuit Undermines Obama's Case for His Amnesty Executive Order.  Next month, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in United States v. Texas, which is the legal challenge by Texas and numerous other states to the Obama administration's "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" (DAPA) program.  That program sought to provide amnesty for 5 million illegal aliens with a stroke of the president's pen — and it sought to insulate the unlawful action from challenge in court by claiming the action was simply within the "prosecutorial discretion" of the president.

Record 61 million immigrants in U.S., 15.7 million illegally.  There are a record 61 million immigrants and their American-born children in the United States, including an estimated 15.7 million illegally here, according to a new analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.  The estimated number of undocumented immigrants is one of the highest ever.  The analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found that 45.3 million, or three-fourths of the 61 million, are legal immigrants and their children.  The report out Monday [3/7/2016] notes that the so-called "Gang of Eight" immigration bill supported by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio would have doubled that number of legal immigrants.

AZ Sheriff Babeu: 170% Year-Over-Year Increase In Illegal Family Units, BP Not Allowed To Go Into 'High-Traffic Areas'.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) stated that "Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of illegals that are coming in.  And we pointed out, there's not just a 25% increase in the first four months of this fiscal year, there's 102% increase in unaccompanied juveniles, and 170% year-over-year increase in family units" and Border Patrol agents aren't allowed to go into "known high-traffic areas" a move he said "is intentional" on the Obama administration's part on Tuesday's [3/8/2016] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

You Can't Have a Constitution without a Nation to Go with It.  [Scroll down]  In other words, when you bring in millions of foreigners from socialistic countries with no real tradition of limited, constitutional government, you'll eventually end up with a socialistic country with no more limited, constitutional government.  When that happens, the government is free to take away every liberty you have, regardless of what that dusty ol' Constitution has to say about the matter.  And that's what the Democrats (as well as the establishment Republicans) want — a government that they can use to milk the hard-working people of this country for money and power.  This is why it is vitally important that the flow of immigrants into this country be halted, and those who are here be required to Americanize and assimilate, or else be asked to return to where they came from.  America is not simply a geographical or political entity.  It is a nation with its own unique culture, traditions, mores, and history.

We need to crack down on illegal immigrants wiring money out of the U.S..  The Obama administration has shown a complete lack of both competence and interest when it comes to securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.  And that's costing us a lot of money.  Billions, in fact.  There are the billions of taxpayer dollars used to subsidize illegal immigrants' health care and education.  There's the revenue we lose out on when illegal immigrants don't pay income taxes.  And there's a less recognized pot of billions — the billions of dollars of earnings that illegal immigrants wire out of the United States with no tax or penalty.  We have a lot of folks here in the United States from other countries — some are here legally, many of them are not — who go to storefronts or bodegas to wire money to their home country.

DHS Secretary: 'There's Only So Much Border Security You Can Accomplish'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that more must be done to address the problems in Central America that have led to an uptick in unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, because "there's only so much border security you can accomplish" to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes to travel to the U.S.

Record Immigration Will Buoy Hillary.  Last October, I analyzed how record immigration is creating a permanent Democrat majority.  Today, my friend Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, published an insightful breakdown of immigration numbers from the most recent Census data, which further portends electoral doom for conservatives. [...] As a way of quantifying the magnitude of this great wave of immigration, Camarota tallied the Census data of the immigrant population and their American-born children under the age of 18.  Focusing just on the raw number of immigrants often overlooks the broader effect of mass migration, especially resulting from immigrants with high birth rates.  He found that there are now 61 million immigrants living in America, including those minor children.  Camarota's best estimate is that 15.7 million of them are illegal immigrants and minor children born in the U.S. to at least one illegal immigrant parent.  This is unprecedented in our history.  As late as 1970, just 13.5 million immigrants (including their minor children) were living here, representing just 6.6% of the population.  Now immigrants and their children comprise 19% of our population.

Who controls our southern border? Us or them?  Multiple law enforcement officials have told me that the U.S. is no longer calling the shots on our southern border between Arizona and Mexico.  They say Mexico's drug cartels decide who crosses. [...] In regions heavily trafficked by the drug cartels, the border fence is more marker than barrier.  In some places, it's nonexistent.

For Democrats, Immigration Is About Winning Elections.  If Democrats really care about the plight of illegal immigrants flooding our borders, they should do a better job taking care of them before they reach voting age.  A recent Government Accountability Office investigation found the Obama administration lost track of thousands of immigrant children captured crossing U.S. borders.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, of the 53,518 children captured crossing the borders in 2014, federal officials only "followed up with just 2.2 percent."

Illegal Aliens Cost The U.S. Plenty.  A center-left think tank has hailed new findings showing that illegal immigrants contribute $11.6 billion in state and local taxes nationwide.  But that report really shows how little they pay compared to the rest of us.  If there's any doubt America is importing poverty, take a look at a new study this week from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which touts the $11.6 billion illegals pay in taxes to state and local coffers.  This isn't federal or payroll taxes, just cash paid through sales taxes, property taxes and city and state fees.

Now or never: Trump's 'wall' talk sparks migrant rush on U.S.-Mexico border.  Gang violence and poverty have for years pushed Mexicans and Central Americans north to the United States, but recently a new driver has emerged:  the anti-immigrant tone of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.  From the slums of Central America to close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, Trump's rise to the front of the Republican pack has not gone unnoticed and is partly behind a spike in the numbers of migrants trying to enter the country, including children traveling without guardians.

Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: 'Look for another job'.  [T]he man who oversees the U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday [3/1/2016] that if agents have a problem with President Obama's deportation amnesty, they should quit.  The strong remarks by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske came as tensions between Congress and the White House grew even higher, with House GOP leaders announcing they'll hold an unprecedented vote to have their chamber join in the lawsuit trying to halt the amnesty.  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he and his troops are determined to send a message that Mr. Obama's moves have broken faith with the Constitution's division of power between the legislature and the executive branch."

Water Amnesty for Illegal Aliens in Flint, Michigan.  Caving into the demands of the open borders movement and pro-immigrant Spanish media, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will refrain from enforcing immigration laws in areas of Flint, Michigan affected by a water crisis.  The water amnesty is the latest of many reprieves issued by the Obama administration to help illegal immigrants nationwide.  Judicial Watch has reported on many of them, including recent hurricane, earthquake, Ebola and "severe weather" amnesties.

Flow of Illegal Immigrant Children Into U.S. Expected to Rise in 2016.  The flow of illegal immigrant children into the United States is expected to rise to record-breaking numbers in 2016 as deportations decrease, according to leading members of the Senate's Judiciary Committee.  At least 20,455 unaccompanied minors have been caught during fiscal year 2016 along the U.S.-Mexico border as of last month, according to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who warned that if this trend continues, the number of illegal minors could eclipse a massive 2014 surge that strained the resources of the Department of Homeland Security and prompted investigations into the Obama administration's handling of the issue.  While illegal border crossings surge, the number of children actually being deported from the United States is declining, senators said during a Tuesday [2/23/2016] hearing with senior Obama administration officials.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Less than Four Percent of Border-Surge Minors Sent Home.  While the Border Patrol has apprehended tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States in recent years, fewer than one in 27 have been sent home, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) revealed Tuesday [2/23/2016].  Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the ongoing border surge of illegal immigrant minors, Sessions said that although 127,193 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended in the past 2.5 years, just 4,860 have been returned home.

Clinton says she'll go further than Obama on immigration.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."

Mexican cartels patrol border with drones — and U.S. has no response.  There are legions of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, and they do not belong to the United States.  They are owned and operated by Mexican drug cartels, and there's nothing we can currently do to stop them.  The proliferation of small, cheap UAVs (aka drones) has raised a litany of security concerns, from interference with commercial aviation to possible delivery systems for weapons.  Along the U.S. southern border, the Mexican cartels are operating drones as intelligence gathering tools.  Cartels traditionally have employed falcones (Spanish for falcons) — people who perch on points along the border to monitor border patrol movements, collecting information that smugglers could exploit to outmaneuver America's border security efforts.

After branding Trump 'not Christian' for his plans to build a wall on the Mexican border the Pope heads home to Vatican City... which is surrounded by a wall.  After warning Donald Trump that building a 'huge wall' on the Mexican border is 'not Christian', Pope Francis is returning home to Vatican City.... which is entirely surrounded by an enormous stone wall.  The Pope made a direct dig at The Donald before he left his week-long tour of Mexico today, telling his followers that the idea was 'not in the gospel'.  However, Trump's supporters were quick to point out the irony of the Pontiff's words, as the Vatican is behind a walled enclave that sits within the city of Rome.

Good Fences.  The big election kerfuffle of the week was the Pope's ill-considered attack on those who want to limit illegal immigration from Mexico by building a wall at the border.  To many it seemed an attack on Donald Trump whose campaign against illegal immigration struck a receptive chord with voters.  Many noted the hypocrisy of such a statement coming from the head of the Vatican state which is itself surrounded by a wall erected in the ninth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries to protect against pirates and invaders.

NJ town providing legal tips to illegal immigrants to skirt ICE raids.  A New Jersey town is attempting to protect illegal immigrants from "really unfortunate" arrests by publishing handouts in English and Spanish that encourage immigrants "to remain silent" and "have a plan!" if confronted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.  The response from Princeton officials comes following the targeted arrest of two illegal immigrants in the town early Thursday morning [2/18/2016], one of whom had a drunken driving conviction, an ICE official told NJ.com.

Frank Gaffney Warns: Southern Border Now a 'Fertile Environment For Jihadis'.  Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy, appeared on Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon on Wednesday [2/17/2016] to discuss the need for tighter border security, and how it conflicts with Pope Francis' support for mass migration from the Third World into Western countries.  Gaffney used the Zika virus as a metaphor for how mass migration brings security pathologies from regions with serious security issues into the United States, much as Zika has flourished in countries with less stringent disease and mosquito control protocols.

Immigration report card
All of the Presidential Candidates' Report Cards on Immigration and Amnesty.  Numbers USA is the nation's largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization, which was founded as a result of two national commissions, including President Clinton's Task Force on Population and Consumption.  NUSA issues Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards for each of the presidential candidates.  The results are in: [...]


Paul Ryan: 'We're Not Going To Be Talking About Visa Caps'.  In a remarkable interview with popular Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) declined multiple times to answer whether he would, as Speaker of the House, allow legislation to proceed curbing the rapid growth of America's foreign-born population.  Ninety-two percent of GOP voters want immigration frozen or slashed, according to Pew polling data.

Why Do Trump and Rubio Still Favor Cheap Foreign Labor?  While the leftist media is busy asking candidates about their shoes, the things the American people should know — indeed, need to know — before they vote in the primaries and again in the fall never seem to come up.  In keeping with this pattern of discussing nonsense over substance, two of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, have never been asked to fully explain their position on foreign workers:  Why do they both support the importation and use of cheap foreign labor, and the displacement of American employees?  While Rubio is widely known for his comprehensive amnesty bill, his name is also on another atrocious and much more recent immigration bill.  He has yet to be asked about it at a debate or in any major forum on the campaign trail.

Illegals leave Texas detention with free Samsung Galaxy 4 phone — for safety!.  The government is giving immigrant families released from Texas detention facilities free cell phones.  The criteria used to determine who will be offered the phones are those who are considered low flight risks and unlikely to pose a danger to the community, according to Fox News.  So far, 25 families have been offered the phones, which aren't your run-of-the-mill phones — they're Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphones — and the program is understandably coming under fire.

DHS Chief: Obama Administration Working With UN to Make it Easier For Central Americans to Gain Refugee Status in the U.S..  Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Jeh Johnson said last week that the Obama administration is trying to make it easier for "individuals" from Central America to gain refugee status in the United States in response to the ongoing surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and families entering the country illegally in recent years.  "We are preparing to offer vulnerable individuals fleeing the violence in Central America a safe and legal alternate path to a better life," Johnson said in his State of Homeland Security speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday [2/11/2016].

Sanders Advocates Path to Citizenship, Using Executive Orders 'If Congress Doesn't Do the Right Thing'.  Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he mostly agrees with President Obama, except when it comes to his deportation policies.  "And I would not support those," Sanders said at Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee.  "Bottom line is a path towards citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.  If Congress doesn't do the right thing, we use the executive orders of the president."  Sanders was applauded for saying it.

Senators Push Bill Demanding Legal Aid for Immigrant Kids.  A group of Democratic senators on Thursday presented a bill seeking to guarantee immigrant, mostly Central American children access to legal advice and due process when facing deportation.  The bill was motivated by the fact that often Central American minors who illegally cross the southern U.S. border alone fleeing violence in their countries, and other "vulnerable individuals," must appear before immigration judges without access to legal advice.

Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions.  A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations.  Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative to detention programs designed to make sure that low-risk immigrant families with pending cases show up for court.  The phones, they said, are not used to track or monitor immigrants but rather as a safety net.  But immigrant advocates were skeptical of the new phones, and the program.

The Editor says...
If you accept a smart phone from the federal government, especially if you are currently being detained, and probably aren't supposed to be in this country in the first place, then you can safely presume that the smart phone is like a two-way ankle monitor.  When the day of your hearing arrives, they'll know exactly where you are.  And if you reach the same conclusion and throw that phone in the river, the government can reasonably infer that you do not intend to cooperate.

It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens!  This year there is yet another tax break for illegals in the tax system.  Unlike citizen and green card workers who are not participating in Obamacare or another qualifying plan, who will be paying a penalty of up to $695 per adult (with a family limit of $2,085) for not joining the system, illegals without coverage pay no penalties.  None at all.

Dem. Senator Calls for Investigation into Alleged H-1B Visa Abuse at Eversource Energy.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for a Justice Department investigation into allegations that a northeastern utility company fired hundreds of workers and forced them to train their less expensive foreign replacements.  In a story that has become more common, Eversource Energy has been accused of contracting with outsourcing firms to import lower-paid, foreign workers on H-1B visas to replace their American information technology staff.  In the process, the 200 workers who lost their jobs were allegedly made to train their replacements and remain silent about the matter.

A Careless Executive.  In few cases in its long history has the Supreme Court had occasion to interpret Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  This year it may have another.  We'll know by the end of the Court's term in June, just as the presidential race is heating up.  United States v. Texas is the case to watch.  At issue is President Obama's executive action on immigration known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans).  Under DAPA, undocumented immigrants who satisfy certain conditions may live here for three years, a temporary reprieve from deportation, and obtain work permits.  The conditions are that they have children who are either American citizens or lawful permanent residents and that they have been in the United States since January 2010.

America is a Nation Headed For a Fall.  Even as our economy becomes ever more centered on educated workers, we're welcoming in massive numbers of immigrants, both legal and illegal who are uneducated.  Approximately half of them end up on government assistance paid for by Americans who are laughed at when they question whether unlimited amounts of immigration helps our country.

Obama reinstates 'catch-and-release' policy for illegal immigrants.  The Obama administration has revived the maligned illegal immigrant "catch-and-release" policy of the Bush years, ordering Border Patrol agents not to bother arresting and deporting many new illegal immigrants, the head of the agents' labor union revealed Thursday [2/4/2016].  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Congress that Homeland Security was embarrassed by the number of illegal immigrants not showing up for their deportation hearings, but instead of cracking down on the immigrants, the department ordered agents not to arrest them in the first place — meaning they no longer need to show up for court.  Mr. Judd said the releases are part of President Obama's "priorities" program, which orders agents to worry chiefly about criminals, national security risks and illegal immigrants who came into the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2014.  Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions have learned that by claiming they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — they can be released immediately rather than being arrested.

Border Patrol Agent: We Will Be Terminated If We Try To Enforce The Law.  A top Border Patrol agent revealed Thursday [2/4/2016] that if border agents follow the law and ask illegal aliens why they are coming to the U.S. they will be terminated.  The Border Patrol previously had a policy of "catch and release" that drew the ire of Border Patrol agents:  "These orders are called Notices to Appear (NTA).  The only problem, however, is that these official orders are usually ignored; so much so that Border Patrol Agents have dubbed them Notices to Disappear," Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council testified.

Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'.  In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday [2/4/2016].  What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked.  "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

Illegal Immigrants Demanding In-State Tuition Lose at GA Supreme Court.  Illegal immigrants the Obama administration has shielded from deportation may not sue for less expensive college tuition, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday [2/1/2016].  In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court denied an appeal of a lower court's ruling, saying that the Georgia Board of Regents may not be sued by the 39 plaintiffs seeking in-state tuition as the board is protected by "sovereign immunity," the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The Map: 'Sanctuary Cities' cross the 300 mark with Dallas, Philly.  The number of so-called "Sanctuary Cities" has crossed 300 in a rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding.  The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.

More about sanctuary cities.

Feds to cut aerial surveillance on the border by 50 percent.  Texas Republican Gov. Gregg Abbot and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar on Monday [2/1/2016] sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why the agency is planning to cut back aerial monitoring along the southern border by 50 percent.  "Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer," the lawmakers wrote in the letter, first reported by the Texas Tribune.

Feds to cut aerial surveillance on the border by 50%.  Texas governor Greg Abbott and Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding an explanation why the agency is planning to cut back aerial monitoring of the southern border by 50%.

5 Facts Illegal-Immigration Zealots Won't Admit.  [#2] Illegal immigrants get all the legal breaks.  State and local officials in California play favorites when enforcing laws.  They ignore the transgressions of people who aren't supposed to be in the state and throw the book at citizens and legal residents.  [Historian Victor Davis] Hanson noted, for example, that he would be fined for burning just one grape stake on his farm if it violated environmental rules, but illegal aliens in his area regularly dump garbage by the road and live in motor homes with illegal wiring and sewage.  "Executive authorities compensate for their impotence in not enforcing statutes for some by excessively enforcing them on others," he said.

Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens.  Obama administration officials met in Los Angeles on Friday [1/29/2016] with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens.  "To launch forward we must return to our core values as Americans and even in these tough times strive to embrace our role as a nation of immigrants, a nation of dreamers, a nation of hope," Garcetti said on Twitter about the meeting, which was closed to the public.

U.S. Commits $9.5 Mil to Migrant Education.  The money will flow through the Office of Migrant Education which operates under the bloated U.S. Department of Education, Jimmy Carter's brilliant creation.  The funds will be divided between the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), which will receive $5,407,472 and the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) for migrants, which will get $4,082,415, according to an announcement in the federal register.  CAMP helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family pay for college.  HEP assists them in obtaining a general education diploma that meets guidelines for high school equivalency.  The government will then help those folks gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education, compliments of Uncle Sam.

Report: DHS Incapable of Accurately Reporting Visa Overstays.  The Department of Homeland Security remains unable to accurately report the number of aliens who illegally overstay their visas into the country more than 12 years after the agency was ordered to employ a tracking system to monitor these individuals, according to a new government oversight report that is highly critical of the department's efforts.  More than 12 years after DHS was ordered to implement a biometric system to track the number of aliens who leave the United States when their visas expire, the agency is still in the planning stages and has failed to meet its mandated requirement, according the Government Accountability Office, which has been tracking the department's progress since 2004.

Texas AG: Obama Admin. Resettled Syrians 'Under Cloak Of Secrecy'.  The Obama administration admitted in federal district court late last week that it did not give advance notice to Texas about settling a family of seven Syrian refugees in the state, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  The failure to inform Texas authorities of the resettlement plans in advance, Paxton said, is a violation of the court's directive.  The attorney general's office on Tuesday [1/26/2016] filed a response with the court supporting its request for an injunction.

Supreme Court Will Hear Obama "Executive Amnesty" Case — U.S. v Texas (Judge Hanen Ruling).  D.A.P.A or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — is the executive action Obama attempted in November of 2014 which was shut down by Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in February '15 with the issuance of an emergency injunction. [...] The underlying case has never been argued at the lower court level.  As soon as Judge Hanen delivered the initial injunction, the DOJ began the appeals process against the injunction without ever arguing the merits of the underlying case.

Joy Reid: Republicans Brought This On By Ignoring Conservatives, And Immigration Was Deal-Breaker.  [Scroll down]  Immigration is where the bargain just broke down.  And that base, the base of the party is no longer willing to go along with any part of the elite.  Not the movement conservatives.  Not the money elite part of the party.  They're just not willing to go along with it.  Immigration was the deal-breaker and they are gone.  They cannot be brought back into the tent.  Not even by the mighty National Review.

Sessions: Visa Overstays 'Tantamount to an Open Border'.  Senator Jeff Session of Alabama blasted the findings of a new DHS report on visa overstays.  "This long-awaited report from the Department of Homeland Security demonstrates that we are in the midst of a national immigration crisis.  The report examined only temporary visitors travelling as tourists or business workers, and only those entering at sea and air ports, and yet found that a shocking 527,127 individuals illegally overstayed past their mandatory date of departure.  That's more than half a million overstays in one year for this one category of aliens.  These figures do not include any foreign students or any other foreign worker programs such as the H-1B, the L-1, the H-2B and many, many more.  Nor does it include those who arrived through land ports, thus millions who came on border crossing cards are excluded.  And, because this report was only generated using biographic data, and not biometric data, the true number of overstays is likely much higher," Sessions says in a statement in response to the report.

DHS: 500,000 people overstayed their U.S. visas in 2015.  A new government report released Tuesday night [1/19/2016] found more than half a million foreign nationals who received temporary visas to enter the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program or B Visa in 2015 overstayed their permits.  A total of 527,127 people visiting the U.S. through both programs failed to leave and have remained in the country without legal status or lawful presence.  According to the report, more than 90 percent of those who remained in the country illegally, a total of 482,781, were believed to still be present through the end of last year, according to Department of Homeland Security data.

The Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Administration's Immigration Actions.  On Tuesday morning [1/19/2016], the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging President Barack Obama's attempt to give legal status and work authorizations to more than four million illegal immigrants.  In a brief order, the Supreme Court directed the government and the states to address whether the Obama administration's program "violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution."

Supreme Court will rule on President Obama's immigration plan.  The Supreme Court will give President Obama a final shot at implementing his plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.  The justices agreed Tuesday [1/19/2016] to hear the administration's contention that Obama has the power to change immigration policy without going through Congress.

Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration orders.  Illegal immigration has already been a hot topic in the presidential contest, but the high-profile attention brought on by the Supreme Court fight could amp up the debate even further as the campaign plays out this spring and summer.  In their order Tuesday [1/19/2016], the justices added one question to the case:  whether Obama's actions violated the Constitutional provision requiring him to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed" — in essence, whether existing law bars the president from making the kinds of enforcement changes he sought to make.

So-called 'Unaccompanied alien children' numbers are on target to surpass Invasion 2014.  [E]ven as Obama's State Department seeks to involve the United Nations in choosing Central Americans (and not just the 'children' now but whole families) as 'refugees' destined for your towns, the southern border invasion of illegals is underway and if the rate of arrival for the first three months of FY2016 continues throughout the fiscal year, 2016 will see an even greater arrival rate than the disastrous 2014 summer!

El Salvador to receive $65 million to prevent migration of minors.  El Salvador will receive some $65 million of the $750 million approved by the U.S. Congress to halt the migration of Central American children and teens, through Washington's plan for the "Northern Triangle" of Central America, a Salvadoran presidential aide said Monday [1/18/2016].  Roberto Lorenzana said the distribution of the funds was decided during a meeting last week of the presidents of the Northern Triangle nations — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.  Lorenzana said that some $65 million were assigned to El Salvador, $89 million to Honduras and $112 million to Guatemala.

U.S. Considers 6 Military Bases to House Illegal Immigrants.  A year after fierce opposition disrupted a contentious plan to use American military bases as shelters for illegal immigrants, the Obama administration is quietly working to make it happen and six facilities throughout the nation are currently being considered.  Under the plan the military installations would house droves of under-aged illegal immigrants, officially known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), who have entered the country from Central America in the last two years.

Busted! — Republican State of Union Response Carried Amnesty Pledge in Spanish Version.  There is a bigger controversy about to break wide-open that's potentially far more significant than Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell approving Nikki Haley's non-subtle attack on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.  That bigger controversy is the Spanish version of the GOP State of the Union rebuttal containing an "amnesty pledge".

In GOP State of the Union responses, different messages in English and Spanish on immigration.  The Republican Party's immigration split was reflected Tuesday in the two responses hand-picked party members gave — one in English, one in Spanish — to President Obama's final State of the Union address.  The Spanish version, offered by a Cuban-American congressman from Miami, was decidedly softer.

US Turns to UN to Screen Refugees From Central America.  The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday [1/13/2016].  The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally.

Keywords:  Abdication, incompetence, one world government, open borders
Should the UN be Picking the Next Americans?  The Obama administration has outsourced to the United Nations the selection of Central Americans who will be reclassified as refugees to this country.  How many more ways can we lose control of our border?

Reflections on Wise and Suicidal Immigration.  [Scroll down]  Unfortunately, 21st century immigration policy has forgotten [the] old rules and become illiberal and tribal.  Is it any surprise that foolish immigration practices are proving as reactionary and destructive as wise ones were once enlightened and beneficial?  Immigration is now often in violation of U.S. law.  There are somewhere over 11 [sic] illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.  Breaking the law should be the last not the first act of a new immigrant.

Obama immigration raids [are] a potential 'disaster' for Hillary Clinton, Democrats.  President Obama's new series of raids designed to arrest and deport illegal immigrant Central Americans could end up being a "disaster" for Democrats in the presidential election, pushing Hispanic voters to stay home rather than turn out to vote, activists said Wednesday [1/6/2016].  The raids are a particular challenge for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has yet to personally denounce them.  Given her checkered history on immigration, Latino activists said she must move quickly and forcefully to rebuke Mr. Obama if she hopes to energize Hispanic voters.

Oh, good!  How much will this cost?
Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants.  The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration.  The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.

Feds shuttle illegal migrants around Texas.  With their 21-day window closing, hundreds of minor migrants from Central America have been shuttled to new government holding facilities in Texas.  Up to 700 of the 900 unaccompanied youngsters sent to Ellis and Rockwall counties last month are still under federal control.  Because Texas law set a three-week limit at those locations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving the migrants to camps in Somervell and McLennan counties.  The ongoing influx of minor migrants is requiring more facilities in additional counties — though HHS has not disclosed where.  Nor could HHS spokeswoman Andrea Helling provide current head counts.

New Obama Executive Action to Shred Immigration Caps.  In a proposed federal rule published on New Year's Eve, the president decreed that hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers will be licensed to replace American workers at lower pay.  Congress must act with urgency to stop him.  The president's nearly 200-page rule bypasses federal immigration caps, increasing significantly the number of foreign nationals authorized to work in the country above the limits set by Congress.  These lower-paid foreign workers will be able to take jobs in technology firms, neighborhood pharmacies, energy companies, local schools, public administration, civil engineering, and innumerable other professions both sought and filled by millions of Americans.  Whether young American graduates seeking that first job or longtime workers seeking that well-earned promotion, countless Americans will now find their chosen careers in jeopardy.

ICE Conducts Raids on Illegal Families, Apprehends 121 Over Weekend.  The Obama administration conducted a series of deportation raids over the weekend, netting 121 illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as part of the recent surge at the U.S.- Mexico border.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the raids as part of the administration's effort to tamp down on the already ballooning level of illegal migration from Central America at the border.

Philadelphia mayor's first act is to rescind cooperation with immigration agency.  Philadelphia's new mayor, Jim Kenney, signed an executive order [1/4/2016] only hours after being sworn in that rescinds the city's participation in a controversial program set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Kenney's order comes only a day after a series of ICE raids across the country that have been condemned by immigration activists.  "On his first day in office, newly elected Mayor Kenney reaffirmed that the City of Philadelphia is in fact the City of Brotherly Love," Erika Almiron, director of the Philadelphia-based non-profit Juntos, said in a press release.  "As ICE raids sew [sic] new levels of fear in our communities, Mayor Kenney is making sure local officials have nothing to do with it."

Obama's Alien Work Permit Jackpot.  As thousands of America's best and brightest technology students are being replaced en masse by cheap foreign labor through H-1B and other conduits, the White House continues to push extraordinary administrative measures and executive orders on behalf of the rest of the world's workers.  Remember:  This open-borders administration employed administrative fiat to open the floodgates for a total of 5.5 million employment documents for illegal alien parents and their children.  After lower court judge Andrew Hanen issued his initial injunction last year against the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — which granted illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States the right to remain in the United States and work — Obama bureaucrats defiantly violated it anyway and issued 2,000 more work permits to people here illegally.

You Only Think You Know How Many Illegal Immigrants Live in the US.  [Scroll down]  Three main players were involved in generating that number of 11 million illegal immigrants:  Pew Research Center, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Department of Homeland Security.  But they were only masseurs of the source data, which comes from the Census Bureau by means of two surveys:  the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.  We need to identify these players.  Pew claims impartiality, but the methodologists for its numbers come from decidedly liberal roots such as the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.  The Center for Immigration Studies approaches the question from the side of more controlled and limited immigration flows.  Homeland Security is a bureaucracy with a presidentially appointed secretary who carries out administration policies.  The Census Bureau's surveys are conducted both by mail and in-person visits to selected homes.  Neither asks directly, "Are you in the United States illegally?"

The Dog Ate My Constitution.  [Scroll down]  Clearly, the first two clauses of the [First A]mendment are the only ones relevant to religion, and neither applies in the immediate instance of Trump's ban on immigration.  He did not say he was establishing an official state religion, and he did not say he was banning the practice of the Islamic religion.  What he said was that because of the danger to the citizens of the United States from Islamic terrorism, he would not allow immigration by non-citizen Muslims.  By long-established precedent, non-citizens who reside outside the country have no right to enter the country, and they have no constitutional rights, period.

15 Stats That Destroy Liberal Narratives.  [#13] "As Pew Research cheerfully reports, previous immigrants were 'almost entirely' European.  But since Kennedy's immigration act, a majority of immigrants have been from Latin America.  One-quarter are from Asia.  Only 12 percent of post-1965-act immigrants have been from Europe — and they're probably Muslims.  Apparently, the 'American experiment' is actually some kind of sociological trial in which we see if people who have no history of Western government can run a constitutional republic.  As of 1970, there were only 9 million Hispanics in the entire country, according to the Pew Research Center.  Today, there are well more than 60 million."

The Immigration Maelstrom Engulfs America.  A new border surge is on us, with illegals pouring in from Central America and well beyond.  Yes, it's the work of political forces taking advantage of U.S. weakness.  But it has major complicity from the White House.

With amnesty, elites conspire against the middle class.  It is not a crisis for Americans that other people have come into their country illegally and now find it uncomfortable to be living here breaking the law.  It's supposed to be uncomfortable to break the law.  Perhaps illegal aliens should have considered that before coming. [...] How did all these illegal aliens get into "the shadows" in the first place?  They weren't kidnapped and dragged across the border.  They came here.  At most — and this is dubious — it's a crisis for the illegal immigrants.  But "living in the shadows" is evidently better than living in Guadalajara, otherwise, there's an easy solution.  Living in the shadows doesn't seem to be much of a crisis even for them.

The sum of all fears.  Many Americans are angry that politicians of both parties seem to have placed their careers ahead of their responsibility to take care of the nation.  As Ronald Reagan said, we are just one generation away from losing it all.  That's because democracy and equal rights are not the norm in the world.  They must be fought for and maintained if we wish to pass them on to our descendants.  Yes, we want immigrants to come to America, but we want them to come respecting our laws (otherwise what are laws for?), to learn English, our history and values and to become — as earlier immigrants did — fully American without hyphens.

Deportations under Obama plummet during second term.  For the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. who otherwise stay out of trouble, the chances of being deported are less than 1 percent, according to new figures released by the Department of Homeland Security.  The new figures show a dramatic four-year decline in the number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration, from more than 409,000 in 2012 to just 235,000 in fiscal 2015.  The numbers represent the fewest deportations since 2006.

Feds Plan Sweep of Undocumented Immigrants Still in US Despite Orders to Leave.  Federal immigration authorities are planning a nationwide sweep of undocumented immigrants and families who are still in the United States even after being ordered by a judge to return home, according to U.S. officials.  The move — expected to begin next month if top administration officials give final approval — comes in response to a recent uptick in illegal border crossings, the officials said.

DHS preparing immigration raids by noting them a month in advance.  Almost by definition, a "raid" involves the element of surprise.  The idea is to catch one or more people unaware in order to ensure that law enforcement can find them.  That may be especially true for potential targets who are well aware of their fraught legal status — such as illegal immigrants who have remained in the US in defiance of court orders for deportation. [...] Besides, enforcement should be ongoing, not something occasionally considered and even more occasionally performed.

Lawsuit settlement leads to return of nearly 100 deported Mexicans back to U.S..  Nearly 100 Mexicans have sought to return to the U.S. by Wednesday's deadline under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused federal immigration officials in Southern California of failing to advise people of their rights.

Obama's open door: How deportations have plummeted since President's re-election.  The Obama administration formally disclosed Tuesday [12/22/2015] that it deported the fewest immigrants since 2006.

AZ Sheriff Babeu: We've Had 10,000 Unaccompanied Juveniles In Two Months, Obama Admin Says 'Border Is Wide Open'.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) stated, "just the last two months alone, we've had 10,000 unaccompanied juveniles" who are "staying here" and that "the Obama administration says the border is wide open, that there is no law it comes to immigration" on Monday's [12/21/2015] "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" on the Fox Business Network.

Crimmigration as a Non-Priority.  [I]f there's one thing that isn't a priority for the "Immigration and Customs Enforcement" agency, it's immigration enforcement.  To the point where guys are being threatened with firing for arresting criminal aliens — not mere immigration-law breakers, but serious, violent felons.  So what is the priority at ICE, if law enforcement isn't?

Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis.  In October and November, more than 10,500 children crossed the U.S.-Mexico border by themselves, the vast majority from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to U.S. government data analyzed by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank.  That's a 106 percent increase over the same period last year, reflecting a steady increase that began in March.  The numbers are still far below the peak period last year, when more than 10,600 unaccompanied minors crossed the border just in the month of June, swamping federal resources.

Illegal minors brag about being freed in U.S., encourage others to come.  The Department of Homeland Security has told Congress that for the past six years it has deported just six percent of youths who entered the country illegally, an enormous policy failure that illegal immigrants are seizing on to encourage friends and relatives to raid the border.  Getting into the United States is so easy, and staying here a cinch, that illegals are even telling U.S. Border Patrol officials that they know they will be freed and are using social media to send home photos of their "permisos," documents that set them free.

Congress Provides $1.6B to Resettle Illegal Immigrants Arriving at Border Through 2018.  A massive appropriations bill expected to be approved by Congress would provide more than $1.6 billion to resettle illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S. border through 2018.  Congress would award the massive check to the government just as the U.S. is experiencing a surge in arrivals of immigrant children at the southern border.  Last week, federal agencies said they were opening two temporary shelters with 1,000 beds in South Texas to cope with the surge.  A 400-bed shelter is also to be opened in Southern California.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Omnibus a 'Betrayal', Increases Foreign Workers, Fully Funds Obama Immigration Agenda.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) slammed the immigration implications of the year-end spending bill Wednesday [12/16/2015], saying the omnibus represents a "betrayal" of voters that fully funds President Obama's immigration agenda while also increasing the number of low-skilled foreign guest workers allowed.

Yes, We Can Deport 12 Million.  The IRS has tyrannical powers that are probably constitutional only because judges depend on the U.S. Treasury to pay their salaries.  To encourage the 12 million illegals to go back from where they came, some carrots and sticks would help.  Remember, these people are living in a strange country with strange customs and a language they don't understand very well.  It can't be that hard to intimidate them.  If the IRS feels free to intimidate 200 million taxpayers by outrageous methods why should we be reluctant to use some of the same methods on the illegals?

Twenty-Five Years of Helping Foreigners Take American Jobs.  Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990.  Instead of reforming the corrosive effects of the Immigration Act of 1965, an act that birthed the mass immigration system we have today, the 1990 act made the situation dramatically worse and make it less likely Americans would fill American jobs.  The act raised the annual immigration ceiling from 530,000 to 700,000 (excluding other types of legal entry like refugee admissions) while creating a coterie of new immigrant and guestworker visas, mostly for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.

Census: 808,000 children of immigrants eligible to vote EVERY YEAR.  The population of children born in the United States to immigrants — making the kids immediate U.S. citizens — has reached 16.7 million, according to the Census Bureau.  That is higher than the population of every single state except California, Texas, Florida and New York.

Obama's Recipe for Disaster.  When millions are here illegally who don't speak English and won't learn, who care nothing about our culture and history and prefer that which they left behind, who gobble up benefits provided by the American taxpayer, who wind up displacing American workers who need jobs, not to mention that every day the news includes more stories about illegal aliens who have murdered, raped, driven drunk and killed innocent Americans and then fill our streets demanding their "rights" — and do so without any fear of being deported by the Obama administration — is it any wonder that Americans feel like they are indeed strangers in their own land?

Memo to GOP: Curb Immigration or Quit.  The great and broadly-shared middle-class growth that occurred in the 20th century took place during a period of low immigration.  Following the 1880-1920 immigration wave, which saw the foreign-born population double from 7 million to 14 million people, Congress passed a law to reduce future immigration.  Between 1920 and 1970, America's foreign-born population shrank from 14 million to 9.6 million.  For half a century, the number of immigrants declined both in total number and as a share of the population.  This period witnessed rapid wage growth.  According to the Congressional Research Service, from 1945 to 1970 — as the foreign-born population fell — the bottom 90 percent of wage earners saw an 82.5 percent increase in their wages.  During this time, millions of prior immigrants were able to climb out of the tenements and into the middle class.

A simple question for all the amnesty proponents.  Democrats desire the votes that come with the shift in demographics.  Republicans desire the cheap labor.  The Democrat reasoning is not new, nor does it warrant much debate.  The voting trends are clear.  However, the reasoning for the Republicans is grounded in some assumed Chamber of Commerce big-business desires for continued labor cost stagnation.  Both positions seem plausible.  Yet the great unasked and unanswered question for all those who suggest some amnesty and pathway to citizenship is this.  Because there must be a sign-up requirement for any amnesty program participants:  What is to be done with those who will not sign up?  When the sign-up period is over, when the grace period is lapsed, what then with those illegals?

Immigration must benefit the home nation.  Among us live anywhere from 12 to 18 million illegal aliens.  Many came in a desperate quest to secure freedom or economic gain, others to commit crimes and prey on our fellow citizens, and a few determined to sow destruction and terror in the name of religion or ideology.  They were able to walk across a border because the nation's governing class chose to view these masses, not as individuals, but pawns in a crass political game.  The Left saw potential votes by making the illegals another dependent class as they had so cynically done with the African-Americans.  Many in the Republican Party establishment, at the behest of the business lobby, viewed these same unfortunates as a source of cheap and easily exploited labor.  Bowing to the most base of political motives, money and votes, the borders were left open and essentially unsecured.

Immigration: The Refugee Scam.  If a stranger in need happens by your area and you're a charitable sort, you may take him in for a time, feed him and provide other basic necessities.  You don't generally make him an official part of your family and empower him to help decide on finances, what products to buy, how your kids will be educated and what values will prevail within your home.

Monstrous Surge of Illegal Immigrants at the Border — 10,000 in September Alone.  In September alone, 10,000 illegal immigrants were found at the southern border.  And I'm telling you, that number is severely understating it.  We are being inundated — invaded.  Obama and DHS were putting forth that illegal immigration was way down that it was the lowest since the 1970's.  What a monstrous lie.  Our country cannot take this influx indefinitely.  The rule of law is not only being ignored by Obama, it is beginning to break down.  Violence is rising across the nation and becoming much more common place.

Rubio: 'I Think the American People Are Going to Be Reasonable' on 11M Illegal Aliens.  Asked at Tuesday night's [12/15/2015] debate if he still supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said yes — but not in so many words.  Rubio said the first step is to secure the border; the second step is to "reform and modernize the legal immigration system."

Guest Worker Program Expanded Fourfold Under New Provision In Spending Bill.  A measure included in the omnibus package would quadruple the H-2B foreign worker program, according to a new report from Numbers USA.

Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls.  Immigrant rights activists have vowed to sign up 1 million immigrants — mostly Mexicans — for citizenship and then quickly register them to vote in time to punish Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans at the polls in November for their harsh rhetoric.  The advocates say the new voters could make a difference in the presidential race, where most of the Republican field has tacked to the right in word and policy, and in key Senate races in Illinois and Florida, where Republicans will be reaching to hang on to critical seats.

Federal government cannot afford latest wave of unaccompanied minors, HHS warns.  On the heels of reassurances by Texas officials to residents that the federal government will provide the funds and support for the hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are being sheltered there, Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, is warning Congress that her agency faces a budget shortfall and could be overwhelmed by the new influx of children.

Sheriff: 'We Are Forced to Accept' Feds Creating 'Small City' of Illegal Aliens in Texas Community.  A Texas sheriff expressed concerns that the federal government's plans to bring large numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from the border to the campsite located southwest of Dallas will become a "small city."  The children are illegal immigrants mostly from Central America who have recently crossed the border during the latest surge.  Nearly 500 UACs are scheduled to arrive in the next few days at the Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center located near Waxahachie, Texas, a report on Texas Police News states.  400 workers were expected to arrive on Thursday [12/10/2015] and the children are expected to follow along shortly thereafter.

Hillary: Illegal immigrant children must be sent home.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [11/8/2015] that U.S. should send a clear message that the illegal immigrant children who have been surging across the border will be sent home.  Mrs. Clinton, speaking during a town hall hosted by CNN, said the children should receive the best possible medical care, but should be return to their home countries if their relatives can be located.

Obama is an Authoritarian.  On Wednesday night's radio program, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed the "conservative" media's outrage over Donald Trump's proposal to halt all Muslim immigration to the United States.  He focused on the naming of Donald Trump as a Fascist by conservatives who have never thought to call the authoritarian Barack Obama by similar names.  Levin focused on the fact that it is Barack Obama that has been a very successful authoritarian president who has achieved much of what he set out to do.  This includes turning American against American, and instilling open borders.

Emergency measures imposed as border surge surprises, overwhelms immigration officials.  The surge of illegal immigrant children continued unabated in November, pushing the Obama administration to announce emergency measures to try to handle a problem it thought it had solved earlier this year.  Two months into the new fiscal year, the number of unaccompanied minors jumping the border and getting caught is at an all-time high.  So far, the U.S. Border Patrol has picked up over 10,500 — more than twice the number at the same point last year.  The number of families trying to cross also has surged, with more than 12,500 people caught — a 173 percent increase over last year.

America's Toxic Brew: "Diversity".  "Political correctness" is of course the left's method of shutting down the opposition.  It has led to such ridiculous terms as "undocumented worker".  Undocumented?  It's as if some heartless bureaucrat forgot to process Juan's immigration papers, rather than the fact that Juan criminally crashed our border without authorization and is hence, an illegal alien.  The accurate term "illegal alien" is of course enough to induce hysterics among the politically correct.  It is this same PC left who would much rather engage in name calling than discussing actual facts.  Their shut-down-the-argument technique always includes hurling such meaningless labels as "hater", "homophobe", islamophobe", "denier", "xenophobe" and so on.

Republican Capitulation Feeds Barack Obama's Tyranny.  When Barack Obama announced his plan Thursday night to mainstream millions of illegal immigrants with an executive order allowing them to remain in the United States without facing deportation he not only created a precedent, but a law in itself.  In true dictatorial fashion, Obama laid out his decree by justifying his order in wake of the "failure" of the legislative process to pass immigration reform. [...] Obama's argument essentially rests upon his well-founded belief that Congress will be unwilling to use its command over the treasury to coerce him into heeding the limits of his power.

Just Like the Pilgrims, if the Pilgrims Had Suicide Belts.  Obama recently decided to effectively suspend enforcement of immigration law and unilaterally legalize huge numbers of illegal aliens. [...] Of course immigration policy precisely discriminates against immigrants based on their country of origin or religious affiliation, since the latter is used to determine quotas, while the former is used to verify claims of religious persecution.  Obama is claiming that the Civil Rights Act applies to immigration policy at the State level, but not the Federal level.  This is a new level of lawlessness even for Obama.

One More Destructive Thing Obama Is Determined To Do Before He Leaves Office.  President Barack Obama is determined to exert king-like power and create laws to reward foreigners who've entered and/or remained in the United States illegally, despite his role as executor of laws.  Earlier this month, a federal judge upheld an injunction against his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through executive order.  A coalition of 26 states moved to stop the president from ignoring our checks-and-balances system.  But he's trying to push through a policy that's both unfair and harmful to American citizens.

Americans Agree With Trump: The Illegal Immigrants Must Go.  Most Americans agree with Donald Trump — the illegal aliens have to go.  Head 'em up, move 'em out.  A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries.  Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump's plan.  But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical.  Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump — a super-majority.  So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates?

Obama administration released illegal immigrant children to criminals' homes.  The Obama administration released thousands of illegal immigrant children to sponsors with criminal records, including arrests on charges of child molestation, human trafficking and homicide, a top senator charged Tuesday [11/24/2015].  If true, it would be a stunning black mark on President Obama's immigration record, according to analysts, who said the first job of the government was to protect the children from dangerous situations — and it apparently failed.

DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed "Credible Fear" to Stay in U.S..  The Obama administration let hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. even though federal authorities knew in advance that an open borders group coached them to falsely claim "credible fear" to get asylum, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The operation was part of a scam conducted by an immigrant rights organization called the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NITA), which in recent years has coordinated demonstrations along the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona.  In mid-2014 the group orchestrated a racket seeking to bring 250 illegal aliens into the U.S. through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.  To assure the migrants were allowed to stay in the U.S., the group had them falsely claim that they had a "credible fear" of returning to their native country.

Clinton says her use of term 'illegal immigrant' was a 'poor choice of words'.  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [11/24/2015] that her use of the term "illegal immigrant" at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a "poor choice of words."  "That was a poor choice of words," Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat.  "As I've said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers.  They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."

Amnesty's end run: What rule of law?  Months after a federal judge put the kibosh on President Obama's executive amnesty for at least 5 million illegal aliens, the administration planned to circumvent the court by providing work permits to millions of aliens, legal and illegal, according to a leaked memo.  Now Republican senators want answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate.  The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration's victory lap earlier this year was premature.  Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.

Secretary Jeh Johnson, DAPA, and The Case For Impeachment.  [Scroll down slowly] In our opinion the White House never intended to win the underlying case.  The executive action was clearly unconstitutional as it created an entirely new status of personage:  "An Illegal but lawful resident", complete with employment eligibility.  If President Obama believed he was just using prosecutorial discretion in non-deportation he could do nothing.  He doesn't deport them, and 5+ million (who qualify under DAPA) stay put without change.  Taking no executive action is the same thing as not deporting; but that's not what he did — he created an executive action to make those illegal aliens "lawful residents". [...] Obama never planned to win the case; he planned to lose the case but in the interim have carried out the action that is irreversible.  It would be impossible to make 5 million people unlawful once their new lawful status was achieved.  This was/is the goal all along.

Obama actions shield most illegals from deportation even as courts stall amnesty.  President Obama's marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.  The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants.  It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to approve executive amnesty.  The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate President Obama's deportation amnesty, filing papers Friday [11/20/2015] appealing a federal appeals court's decision blocking the amnesty exactly a year after the program was first announced.  Administration officials hope to get the case on the high court's calendar for this term, which ends in June.  Otherwise the case would have to wait to be heard until October 2016, at the earliest, which would mean a decision likely wouldn't come until after Mr. Obama leaves office and a new president has a chance to undo his moves.

Study: More Mexicans leaving the US than coming in.  More Mexicans are leaving than coming to the U.S. as families reunify, are forced to reunify and for other reasons, the Pew Research Center says today in a new report.  Three years ago, Pew reported zero net migration, after an extraordinary exodus from Mexico that reshaped great portions of the U.S., especially Texas and California.  Today, Pew reports there's a net loss of 140,000.

Obama actions shield most illegals from deportation even as courts stall amnesty.  President Obama's marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.  The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants.  It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.

Undermining America: The Refugee Coalition.  In her book, Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America, Ann Corcoran explains that "Refugee resettlement has become a major money-maker for what can only be described as the 'Religious Left,' whose goal is to change the demographic make-up of the 180-plus cities and towns in which they presently work."  Corcorans' statement perfectly describes exactly what is happening as push for more and more refugees comes solely from the Left.  Whether it be Mayors, Senators, or Representatives in the House, they're all seeking to change the demographic make-up of the United States by forcing the taxpayers to subsidize their own destruction.

Cruz Opposes Amnesty, Rubio Supported It, and Rubio Fails to See the Difference.  To be a good legislator and to move public opinion on important issues, a senator sometimes must make proposals that, taken out of context, can distort the senator's overarching position, creating the illusion that he favors what he clearly opposes, and vice versa.  No one should know this better than Senator Marco Rubio.  Yet Rubio, a major culprit when it comes to foolish immigration policy, is now straining to defend his walk on the wild side by misrepresenting the record of his rival, Senator Ted Cruz.

Why Obama's immigration plans are still unconstitutional.  President Obama has a penchant for presidential power plays.  He has been following his own playbook since January 2014 when he declared:  "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone" — his promise to do all that he could to bypass Congress — relying on Executive Orders and actions instead of legislation.  Now, a federal appeals court has struck a critical blow against his strategy to unilaterally "change" the nation's immigration laws.  Monday [11/9/2015], a majority of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the president's unprecedented and unlawful power-grab.  The Fifth Circuit ruled that President Obama's executive overreach that unilaterally rewrote the law without congressional consent is unconstitutional, unlawful, and violates the separation of powers.

Immigration, President Obama and the rule of law.  Earlier this week, a federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld an injunction issued by a federal district court in Texas against the federal government, thereby preventing it from implementing President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration.  Critics had argued and two federal courts have now agreed that the orders effectively circumvented federal law and were essentially unconstitutional.  Though the injunction on its face restrains officials in the Department of Homeland Security, it is really a restraint on the president himself.

Immigration Sanctuary Ban Creates Uncertainty in North Carolina.  A day after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill prohibiting so-called sanctuary city policies in North Carolina, Jose Lopez, the police chief in Durham, was assessing the effect it would have on this city, where, for the last dozen years, police officers have been instructed to limit inquiries about a person's immigration status.  In order for Durham to comply with the new law, Chief Lopez said, the local rule would have to come off the books.  Although he said he would still recommend that his officers refrain from poking their noses into immigration matters, he predicted that rumors would spread among undocumented immigrants that it was no longer safe to cooperate with the Durham police.

Communication breakdown: NM officials in the dark about ICE deportation program.  The federal government's one-year-old plan to work with local law enforcement to deport violent illegal aliens nabbed by police and held in lockups is news to jail officials in one key border state, according to one top administrator, who said his colleagues in New Mexico only know what reporters have told them.

Oct. Jobs: Immigrants Gain Jobs At 2.5 Times Americans' Rate.  [Scroll down]  If these numbers do not look familiar, it is because the Main Stream Media ignore them.  The MSM folks focus on the Payroll Employment Survey, which does not collect information on the nativity of workers — perhaps because companies do not ask, and do not want to know.  Many feign ignorance on the number of illegal aliens in their employ.

Presidential Lawlessness Blocked — for Now.  The president's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is the most extraordinary display of presidential lawlessness in recent memory.  On Monday [11/9/2015], the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rightly blocked that lawlessness from proceeding further.

Obama administration to seek Supreme Court involvement in immigration case.  The Obama administration said Tuesday [11/10/2015] it would ask the Supreme Court to rule next year on the president's plan to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain and work in the United States without fear of deportation, a ruling that could inflame the political debate in the 2016 presidential election.  After a series of recent setbacks for Obama in court, there is a new urgency among White House officials and advocates to start enrolling immigrants before the president leaves office in January 2017.

Another legal loss for Obama's executive actions on immigration.  A federal appeals court panel prohibited President Obama Monday [11/9/2015] from proceeding with his executive attempt to block deportation of some five million illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.  In a 2-1 decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, upheld a March injunction by a Texas federal judge barring the Obama administration from proceeding with its own controversial immigration measures.

Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S..  Congress set up the H-1B program to help American companies hire foreigners with exceptional skills, to fill open jobs and to help their businesses grow.  But the program has been failing many American employers who cannot get visas for foreigners with the special skills they need.  Instead, the outsourcing firms are increasingly dominating the program, federal records show.  In recent years, they have obtained many thousands of the visas — which are limited to 85,000 a year — by learning to game the H-1B system without breaking the rules, researchers and lawyers said.

What Happens Now That the Obama Administration Has Lost Its Immigration Case.  An appeals courts has blocked President Obama from protecting an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States illegally but who are otherwise law-abiding.  The appeals court on Monday night struck down instructions from the Obama administration to concentrate deportation activities on criminals, while allowing those brought to the U.S. as children and undocumented immigrants with U.S. citizen parents and no criminal history to remain in the country without fear of deportation and the ability to work.

Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol.  A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources.  As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation.  In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.

Appeals court upholds injunction against Obama immigration plan.  A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's executive action to shield about 5 million immigrants from deportation and provide them with work permits.

Appeals court rules against Obama immigration plan.  President Obama's executive action preventing the deportation of an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday [11/9/2015] after a federal appeals court upheld a federal judge's injunction blocking the measure.  The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans further dims the prospect of implementation of the executive action before Obama leaves office in 2017.  Appeals over the injunction could take months and, depending on how the case unfolds, it could go back to the Texas federal court for more proceedings.

Appeals court rejects Obama plan to shield five million illegals from deportation.  President Obama's effort to grant up to 5 million illegal immigrants work permits and amnesty from deportation suffered a major blow late Monday [11/9/2015] when a federal appeals court ruled it was likely illegal, in yet another move by the courts to set limits on this White House's efforts to stretch presidential powers.  The 2-1 decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in New Orleans, instantly forces the issue to the fore of the presidential campaigns, where all three top Democratic candidates had insisted Mr. Obama's actions were not only legal, but vowed to go beyond them and try to expand the amnesty to still more illegal immigrants.

Feds' 'Welcome' Guide for New Immigrants Advises on Public Benefits — in 14 Different Languages.  The Obama administration has released an updated welcome guide for new immigrants in the U.S. featuring detailed sections about obtaining public benefits including food stamps, welfare, and Obamacare.  "You or members of your family may be eligible for other federal benefits, depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income level," the guidebook reads.

The Causes of Income Inequality.  Income inequality has risen during the last several decades to heights last seen in the 1920s. [...] The federal government encourages the massive illegal and legal immigration that plays a huge role in job scarcity and income suppression for American workers.  To paraphrase Milton Friedman, a viable economy cannot exist with open borders and unrestricted immigration.  An oversupply of workers willing to work for less pay, the outsourcing of jobs, and visa-immigrant hiring allow companies to replace American workers with immigrants for reduced labor and benefit costs.  A well-known example is that of Disney IT workers who were forced to train their cheaper immigrant replacements.  It is no coincidence that the rise in immigration has occurred simultaneously with the rise of the welfare state.  People unemployed, or in low-wage and part-time jobs, rely on government subsidies.  The result is larger national debt, more corporate wealth, and declining wages.

The Terms "Illegal Alien" and "Political Correctness" Are Now Thought Crimes.  As described in the oligarchical collectivist instruction manual 1984, by curtailing language, our rulers can curtail our thoughts.  This tactic is useful because it is difficult to resist something you cannot name.  So that we do not put up a fight against the unlawful displacement of the American population by illegal aliens, the term "illegal aliens" may soon be forbidden:

Burrito shop Illegal Pete's once again under fire from Latino groups for controversial name.  As a controversial Mexican restaurant chain is in the midst of opening a new location in Arizona, it is once again under fire for its name — Illegal Pete's.  Students at the University of Arizona's Hispanic student organization M.E.Ch.A. have sent a letter to the owner of Illegal Pete's, asking the Colorado businessman to change to the name of his restaurant because they say it offends Hispanics.  "We are not like other communities where your business exists, and we are more than willing to show you that," the group wrote, according to the Arizona Daily Star.  "We are here to tell you that no longer will you be able to claim blissful ignorance and profit from racism."

The Editor says...
It's a bit of a stretch to say that illegal is a racist term.  If being in this country illegally is accompanied by a stigma, there's a quick and easy fix:  get out of this country!

U.S. Seals Another Deal to Protect Illegal Aliens' "Workplace Rights".  [U]nder Obama's first Labor Secretary, former California Congresswoman and influential La Raza figure Hilda Solis, the DOL signed a number of these "partnership agreements" vowing to protect illegal aliens working in the U.S.  Solis even created a special division at the DOL to enforce labor and wage laws in industries that typically hire illegal aliens without reporting anyone to federal immigration authorities.  Protecting the workplace rights of "vulnerable" migrants was a big priority at the agency under her leadership.  During a ceremony to celebrate pacts with several foreign countries Solis said that "migrant workers make important contributions to our economy," and that the deals will "help ensure these workers are aware of the right to safe workplaces and to receive full payment of the wages owed to them under the laws of the United States."  The effort continues and has carried over to other government entities such as the EEOC, an out-of-control agency which is always on the prowl for discrimination even when it's not there.

Illegal Aliens Trot Out Their "Bill Of Rights".  Instead of being humble and telling us how much they want to be part of this great nation, they make more demands.

Illegals Lobby Goes Off Deep End, Handing Out Reasons To Vote For Trump.  If the open borders lobby had wanted to funnel support to Donald Trump, it couldn't have done better than its latest stunts:  A video of raging, foul-mouthed anchor babies and an illegal-alien "bill of rights."  In less than a week, immigration advocates have managed to decisively if inadvertently make a case against illegal immigration just by showing the public what it's all about.

Illegal immigrants release 'Bill of Rights'.  An immigrant-rights group proposed a "Bill of Rights" for illegal immigrants Thursday [11/5/2015], demanding that Americans recognize there are millions already in the country who deserve health care, in-state tuition rates for college and a guarantee of citizenship in the long term.  The list of demands runs 10 items long — the same as the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights — and also calls for an end to arrests and deportations for "all law-abiding undocumented Americans."

The Editor says...
There is no such thing as an "law-abiding undocumented American."

Texas Governor Strips State Grant Funding from Sanctuary City Sheriffs.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a new plan to strip state grant funding from county sheriff's with a Sanctuary City policy of not honoring ICE detainers.  The move follows Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez's order that criminal illegal aliens in her jail will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if ICE detainers will be enforced.

Illegal Alien Activists, Astroturfers, and YouTube Censoring American Majority.  By now most people are aware of the vile video produced and promoted by those who advocate for increasing illegal immigration.  (WARNING:  Extremely Foul Language)  However, the resulting feedback is apparently not exactly what the leftists had in mind.  There has been a massive backlash against these moonbat activists.  In order to control the narrative (and eliminate visibility of the backlash) it appears YouTube and the leftist activist group DeportRacism are deleting negative feedback and have now been caught manipulating the Like/Dislike rating tool.

Ted Cruz illegal immigration crackdown blocked by Democratic leader Reid.  Senate Democrats rejected an effort to push back against sanctuary cities Wednesday, denying a request by Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz to immediately begin debating a bill to impose mandatory minimum federal sentences on repeat-illegal immigrants.  Just a day after the "sanctuary sheriff" in San Francisco, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, lost his bid for re-election in large part due to his stance on the issue, Mr. Cruz tried to force the debate onto the national level.

Obama's Secret Destruction of Our Immigration System.  [Scroll down]  If these initiatives are successful, the impact on American workers would border on catastrophic, especially for college graduates.  American universities churn out approximately 800,000 graduates per year with degrees in medicine and business, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  These graduates are already having trouble finding jobs in their respective fields, and Obama's agenda would add the insult to injury, forcing them to compete with foreign workers willing to accept lower wages.

Feds: 81,038 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children Placed In All 50 States, D.C. in Last Two Years.  The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has released data updated as of Nov. 2 that show in the last two years 81,038 illegal alien minors who entered the U.S. without a parent or guardian were subsequently placed with adult sponsors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  According to the "Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State" statistics and confirmed by a spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families — which operates ORR — 27,520 unaccompanied illegal alien minors have been released to sponsors around the United States in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015).  This is in addition to the 53,518 children released into the United States in fiscal year 2014 (October 2013 to September 2014).

The Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.  In July, 2015, President Barack Obama stripped out the requirement for individuals becoming naturalized citizens to defend the United States through military service.  On September 16[,] 2015 President Obama said in a video aimed at convincing migrants to pursue American citizenship that they didn't need to assimilate.  [Obama quote deleted.]  There's another new turn of phrase designed to hide or soften what he is doing.  "Nine million resident migrants" — think about that for a moment.  We wouldn't want you to get all serious about an oath, or make you uncomfortable.  There's one graduate of Harvard Law School who apparently never really learned anything about the Constitution at all.

Obama Has Politicized Everything To Do With Immigration, Now It's Foreign STEM Graduates.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that allows foreign students with degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) to extend their stay in the U.S to work after graduation.  Since, unlike native Americans, they are still defined as "students" they are not required to pay social security and Medicare taxes.  The bonus given to employers for hiring a foreign STEM graduate will increase from $10,000 to $12,000.  So an employer is more apt to hire a foreign graduate to work in their field of study, than to hire a new American STEM graduate.

I'm Listing the 18 Mayors That Told Obama They Want To Take In Syrian Refugees So People Will Know Who To Tar and Feather.  Here are 18 mayors that signed a letter letting Obama know that that they have the welcome mat out for Syrian refugees.  (Most are not from Syria.)

Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees.  Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration.  "We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities," wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition.

Leaked DHS memo shows Obama might circumvent DAPA injunction.  A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November's deferral-based amnesty initiative.  The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS "Regulations Retreat" last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit.

The 7 Keys To Trapping As Many Americans As Possible In Poverty.  You want to make as many Americans poor as possible?  Then start by... [#6] Having Massive Immigration:  Supply and demand is the simplest law of economics.  How does that help make Americans poor?  Well, the more replaceable any worker is, the less money you need to pay him.  Why pay an engineer a decent salary if you can easily replace him with an H-1B visa worker from India or China who'll work for $30,000 less per year?

Illegals Cost North Carolina Taxpayers $2 Billion a Year.  Earlier this month, I reported that illegals cost Ohio taxpayers nearly $900 million a year, and those figures were based on numbers from a couple years ago meaning the figure is higher now.  In 2010, it was estimated that there were at least 110,000 illegals living in Ohio.  Five years later that figure has surely increased as the Obama administration continues to welcome future Democratic illegal voters.

Safety concerns prompt Border Patrol to pull out of college job fair amid protests.  The Border Patrol is looking for a few good men and women — but not angry confrontation, and that concern is what prompted the agency to back out of a college job fair.  Accusing the federal agency charged with protecting U.S. borders of "unjust killings, ... racial profiling, use of force, and unjust violence," protesters at University of California-Irvine succeeded in stopping the Border Patrol from taking part in an Oct. 22 career fair — and blocked students from learning more about a possible job opportunity.

Obama's Immigration Agency Now 'Welcoming All Residents'.  The Obama administration's efforts to transform the nation's electorate through immigration is running at full speed. White House employees have been sent to the Department of Homeland Security to accelerate President Obama's efforts to integrate foreigners into the American political landscape as quickly as possible — preferably by November 2016.

Sanctuary Cities Will 'No Longer Be Tolerated' in Texas, Says Governor Abbott.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to put an end to "sanctuary cities" for illegal aliens in his state.  Abbott made a statement in response to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez stating that she would consider honoring immigrant detainers on a "case by case" basis.

DHS Incentivizes Employers to Hire Alien College Grads Over Native Grads.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien college graduates over native-born graduates, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies.  The optional practical training program (OPT) awards alien college graduates a work permit to stay in the United States for 12 months.  If these graduates have majored in science, technology, engineering, or math, also known as STEM fields, the graduates get an additional 17 months of work.  This means alien college graduates who graduated in STEM fields would be able to stay in the United States for a total of 29 months.

Feds dangle $12,000 bonus to firms that hire foreign students.  The Department of Homeland Security is readying a plan to expand a program that pays U.S. employers to hire foreign STEM students taught in America, a move that could end up punishing American college grads and even the elderly, according to an immigration think tank.  In pushing to allow more foreign students into the so-called "optional practical training program," DHS said that it will help businesses and colleges by keeping those foreign students in the U.S. following their American-taught science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, curriculum.

Federal Government Bribes Employers to Hire Foreigners Instead of Americans.  The idea is to make sure foreigners stay after entering the country on temporary visas, as part of the systematic displacement of the American population.  That's how the bureaurats in the Department of Homeland Security keep themselves occupied in Orwellian America.  What did you think they were going to do, keep the homeland secure?

Surge of illegal children, families accelerates.  The surge of children and families crossing the southwest border illegally accelerated again in September, leaving fiscal year 2015 the second-worst on record, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Border Patrol.  Agents caught 4,476 children traveling without parents on the border last month and 5,273 parents and children traveling as families — both of those nearly twice the level of September 2014, suggesting that smugglers have once again stepped up their efforts to entice Central Americans to make the crossing.

Senator Warns: "Great Danger" of Mass Amnesty Invasion in 2017 by the Beltway Uniparty Traitors.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is echoing the concerns of other prominent conservatives that the events unfolding now in Washington could lead to mass amnesty in 2017.  "The word is... that 2017 is the year to watch for immigration," radio host Laura Ingraham asked Sessions.  "What are the chances... that if Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is Speaker and Hillary Clinton is President of the United States, or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is President of the United States that they would move in the first 100 days to push a massive, similar [to the 'Gang of Eight'] immigration reform bill?"  Sessions replied, "I think there's a great danger that that would happen."

Migrants from Terrorist Nations in Texas ICE Center Seeking Asylum.  The Obama administration insists the southern border is secure, yet dozens of illegal aliens from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico and are being held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center.  The detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and they are seeking asylum in the U.S.  This week the 54 migrants from terrorist nations started a hunger strike to protest their detention at an ICE facility in El Paso.

What happened to the president's immigration programs?  Demonstrators are fasting this week in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, protesting a suit brought by 26 states that seeks an end to the temporary protection from deportation granted to immigrants by executive action.  A panel of three appeals court judges heard arguments July 10 but has delayed ruling nearly a month beyond its self-imposed 60-day deadline.

Sedgwick County Chairman Richard Ranzau target of recall push by immigration group.  The Immigration Advocacy Network announced Monday [10/19/2015] it will seek to recall Sedgwick County Commission Chair Richard Ranzau.  "Mr. Ranzau has failed in providing and protecting the health and welfare of Sedgwick County citizens who he was elected to protect," Sandrine Lisk, director of advocacy for the group, said in describing the legal justification for the petition. [...] Lisk said the potential recall is a direct backlash to Ranzau's view that illegal immigrants shouldn't benefit from the federal Women, Infants and Children program.

The Editor says...
The activists behind this recall are squawking about "the health and welfare of Sedgwick County citizens," but they are rallying in support of illegal aliens who are not citizens.  Most illegal aliens, in my opinion, would have stayed on the other side of the border had they not been enticed by free stuff like food stamps, TANF, AFDC and WIC.

Obama: Nihilist or Just Incompetent?  [Scroll down]  Otherwise, the Obama record is mostly disasters.  He promised over 20 times not to act unconstitutionally and issue blanket amnesties.  Then he destroyed the idea of a border, both physically and ideologically — and taught the Democratic Party that the salvation for its otherwise unpopular agenda was demographic, as in welcoming in millions of illegal aliens who would form a new constituency for statism.  To restore a shred of border security will incur institutionalized charges of racist, nativist, and xenophobe.  The only brake on immigration will be bewildered Latino activists who fear that vast increases in illegal Asian immigration will trump their own paradigm, and thus they will call for some sort of immigration enforcement.  Obama has left us with an existential question:  if there are no borders and no immigration laws, at what point does illegal immigration cease?

What ever happened to Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration?  Nearly a year ago, President Obama announced a sweeping plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, arguing that a mass exodus of undocumented migrants "would be both impossible and contrary to our character." [...] Activists nationwide have mobilized to help immigrants apply for relief.  Yet Obama's plan has gone — and may be going — nowhere.  That's because it remains in legal limbo, sitting in a New Orleans federal appeals court that heard arguments in July but has yet to issue a decision.

Discerning fact from fiction in the Texas immigrant birth certificate situation.  The Internet went abuzz Friday [10/16/2015] after a federal judge in Texas decided not to issue an emergency order requiring the state to accept a particular form of ID from illegal immigrants so they can get birth certificates for their U.S.-born kids.

Judge: No Birth Certificates to Immigrant Kids Born in Texas.  A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S- born children, saying that the families raised "grave concerns" but more evidence is needed, according to a ruling issued Friday [10/16/2015].

Tens of thousands of illegal alien minors still waiting to be deported.  Tens of thousands of illegal alien minors who crossed the border in the last two years have still not had their cases adjudicated by immigration courts and are still in the United States, attending school and receiving other benefits.  Nearly 40% of the illegals have not shown up for their court dates so far.

Illegal Immigration is a Mega Issue.  Just when the big media gods were ready to drive a spike through Donald Trump for putting truth to power, an illegal alien murdered Kathy Steinle in San Francisco a sanctuary city, but because the weapon used was a stolen, federally owned firearm the media couldn't effectively run from the story.  Illegal immigration vaulted into the public eye and America's election cycle; where it will remain a mega issue until election day.  After the Steinle murder America witnessed another illegal alien attack this time a sleeping 64-year-old Santa Maria California resident killed by an illegal alien.

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade.  The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.

How A 1965 Immigration Law Changed America And The World.  Fifty years ago on Oct. 3, 1965, the most liberal immigration law in the world — the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) — was signed by President Johnson under the Statue of Liberty.  It was the last of the major Great Society laws to be passed during the emerging civil rights era.  It became Sen. Ted Kennedy's lifetime legislative legacy.  It truly changed the face of America.  It has had a huge impact as well as on immigration laws throughout the Western world.  Its many unintended consequences can be seen today in the heart-wrenching, chaotic immigration crisis in Europe and on our southern border.

Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary.  Illegal immigrants — along with other noncitizens without the right to vote — may pick the 2016 presidential winner.  Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.  The right to vote is intended to be a singular privilege of citizenship. [...]

No, Illegal Immigrants Won't Elect Hillary.  (A rebuttal of the article immediately above.)

The War on America Turns 50.  [I]n 1965 — 50 years ago this week — Sen. Ted Kennedy passed an immigration law that has brought 59 million foreigners to our shores, who happen to vote 8-2 for the Democrats.  Democrats haven't won any arguments; they changed the voters. [...] Republicans should be sweeping the country, but they aren't, because of Kennedy's immigration law.  Without post-1965 immigrants bloc-voting for the Democrats, Obama never would have been elected president, and Romney would have won a bigger landslide against him in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter in 1980.  This isn't a guess; it's a provable fact.

The Plot To Use Illegal Aliens To Bail Out ObamaCare.  In the wake of last week's papal visit, Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants to extend the Affordable Care Act to 11 million illegal aliens.  It's nothing but a taxpayer-financed rescue for the increasingly unsustainable program.  The Illinois Democrat is known as a left-wing extremist who'd do anything to succor illegal aliens.  So the "Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015" that he introduced Wednesday to extend ObamaCare to 11 million illegal immigrants will be dismissed as a nonstarter.  After all, when asked in 2012 whether illegals would have access to the new health care system that he was selling, the president explicitly promised, "Those individuals will not be covered."  Nor should they.

Rep. Gutiérrez Introduces Bill to Open ObamaCare to Illegal Immigrants.  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare.  Gutiérrez says access to Obamacare is a moral imperative for all, regardless of legal status.  He's introduced legislation that would expand access to President Obama's signature healthcare law to illegal immigrants.

Democrat pushes ObamaCare coverage for all immigrants.  Congress's most vocal immigration reformer introduced legislation Wednesday [9/30/2015] that would extend ObamaCare to the millions of people who are in the country illegally.  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said his bill serves both a moral and economic purpose.  Invoking the recent visit of Pope Francis, the Illinois Democrat said expanding the law's health benefits would help the nation's most vulnerable.

The Editor says...
Those who are in the country illegally should be deported without regard to emotional appeals from left-wing opportunists.  Illegal aliens do not merit our help sign up for federal handouts.  The money for these half-baked ideas has to come from somewhere, and that's a hard fact the Democrats hope you don't consider.  And since when is government immigration policy prescribed by the Pope?  Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?

Mexican Kids Spend More Time in Front of Small Screens than at School.  Mexican youngsters spend more time in front of small screens, whether television, computers or tablets with Internet, than at school, according to a study by the Audience Council of the civil association A Favor de lo Mejor (All for the Best).  "The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OCDE, says that children spend 580 hours a year at school, while our records show they spend 1,580 hours watching television," almost triple the time, Gabriela Delgado, the association's director of communications, told EFE.  According to the report entitled "For the Rights of the Juvenile Audience," children 6 to 12 years of age watch television on an average of 4 hours and 34 minutes a day, besides spending an average of 45 minutes connected to the Internet and 1 hour playing video games.

Cut Foreign Aid for Immigration?  Illegal immigrants should neither stay nor be encouraged to come.  To reward illegal immigration makes a mockery of the legal process, and disadvantages those who play by the rules.  It also makes impossible any well-planned immigration and absorption process.  Both in and on the way to the United States, women and children have been victimized and preyed upon.  Hundreds have perished, if not more.  The situation in Europe may be even worse.

Obama Throws Christian Refugees to the Lions.  The fate of those Iraqi Christians who had fled from the Islamic State only to be incarcerated in the United States has finally been decided by the Obama administration:  they are to be thrown back to the lions, where they will likely be persecuted if not slaughtered like so many Iraqi Christians before them.  Fifteen of the 27 Iraqi Christians, who have been held at a detention center in Otay Mesa, California, for approximately six months, are set to be deported in the coming weeks.  Some have already been deported and others are being charged with immigration fraud.

Pope Francis and Marco Rubio Urge Erasing U.S. Borders.  Pope Francis is urging America to throw open her borders to thousands of impoverished migrants, in part to atone for the "sins" of the colonial era.

A Nation's Demise by its Own Design.  We are a loving nation, open armed and understanding.  But, as the inflow of foreigners entering our country threatens to accelerate and as our schools become less American, the teaching of American History is hitting new lows.  With the loss of our history is the loss of national identity.  With this unchecked inflow, and the lack of teaching of our history, we decline.  Yet we allow it.

Marco Rubio Still Promoting Welfare And Full Citizenship For Illegal Aliens.  As record numbers of Muslim migrants enter the United States, and as a surge of Central Americans swamps our southern border, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is using his presidential campaign to promote citizenship for those who come here illegally and take American jobs, benefits and residency.

Marco Rubio Promotes Welfare And Citizenship For Illegals In Middle of America's Immigration Crisis.  As record numbers of Muslim migrants enter the United States, and as a surge of Central Americans swamps our southern border, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is using his presidential campaign to promote citizenship for those who come here illegally and take American jobs, benefits and residency.

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Our Unprecedented Immigration Experiment.  The United States is taking in more immigrants than at any time in our history, while at the same time making little or no effort to assimilate them.  No one can know what the consequences of this experiment will be.  This chart, created by the Center for Immigration Studies from Census Bureau data, plots the number of immigrants living in the U.S. and their share of the population, from 1900 to 2014 and projected through 2060.  As of last year, the U.S. was home to a record 42.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, representing 13.3% of the nation's population.


Another Cynical Democratic "Citizenship USA" Voter Drive.  There's only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly:  election season.  While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are hastily recruiting tens of thousands of foreigners for the Obama administration's new "U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration" campaign.  For the past week, the agency has staged more than 200 naturalization ceremonies for more than 36,000 new citizens.

Newer, Bigger Border Surge Is No Surprise — Just Follow The Money.  Does it say anything to anyone that nowadays Cuban migrants, rather than take the jet stream on anything that floats to Florida as they used to, choose now to make lengthy stopovers in Central America first on the way to the U.S.?  Why would anyone wanting asylum in America decide to detour through those hellholes when asylum is guaranteed just by reaching U.S. shores directly?  The answer seems to be the development and reach of global smuggling networks that have grown as powerful as any better known non-state actors, such as terrorist groups and drug cartels.  At last count, the United Nations said human traffickers worldwide rake in $36 billion a year.  And they've been hugely empowered by the Obama administration's failure to enforce immigration laws.

Law and Border.  Our presidential candidates demand "stronger action" against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs.  But those goals conflict.  The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!  America's 44-year-long Drug War hasn't made a dent in American drug use or the supply of illegal drugs.  If it had some positive effect, prices of drugs would have increased, but they haven't.  American authorities say drugs are more available than ever.

U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 42.4 Million.  The U.S. immigrant population reached a record high of 42.4 million according to a new analysis of census data — and the growth rate of the foreign-born population is accelerating.  A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report shows the legal- and illegal-immigrant population grew by 2.4 million since 2010, with more than a million new arrivals in 2014.

America's descent into lawlessness.  Barack Obama once warned Latino activists that he had no legal authority to suspend enforcement of federal immigration law, stop deportations and offer de facto amnesties.  But that caution was only a campaigning talking point.  After his re-election in 2012 and the midterm elections in 2014, President Obama made a mockery of immigration law.  Hundreds of liberal sanctuary cities have announced that federal immigration law does not apply to them.  That scary, neo-Confederate idea of legal nullification was sanctioned by the Obama administration — in a way it never would have been if a city had suspended the Endangered Species Act, emissions standards or gun-control legislation.  As a result, once-detained and later-released immigrants with criminal records have murdered innocent American citizens.

Democracy Is Threatened When Rule Of Law Is Trashed.  San Francisco and other cities have a so-called "sanctuary city" policy and refuse to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing the nation's immigration laws resulting in crime after heinous crime being perpetrated by the protected.  The mayors of these cities have been deemed above the law.  The Obama administration invoked executive amnesty for illegals though the president himself said on a number of occasions he could not legally do it.  Yet, no one stopped him.  President Obama is clearly above the law.

President Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only Problem: It's in Africa.  [Scroll down]  Since [2011] not much has been done to secure the Southern border because of the high-cost of such an initiative.  However, it appears that spending billions of dollars on U.S. military personnel and supplies to help Niger secure their country from Boko Haram terrorists by, of all things, building a wall, is a cost-effective undertaking.  Meanwhile, back in the United States, illegal immigration through the completely wide open border with Mexico is reportedly costing American taxpayers some $100 billion per year — fully 15 times what it would have cost to build a border fence or wall.  Undocumented immigrants continue to flood in and the threat of real terrorists originating from the middle east and elsewhere remains at an all time high.  In fact, just last year Congressman Jason Chaffetz reported that Federal agents captured four individuals with ties to the Islamic State attempting to cross into the United States.

California Republicans set to soften stance on immigrants in the country illegally.  With heated rhetoric on immigration dominating the GOP's presidential primary, a committee of delegates at the California Republican Party's semiannual convention voted Saturday [9/19/2015] to soften language on the issue in the party's platform, overriding the concerns of some conservative activists.  A final vote is scheduled for Sunday [9/20/2015].

Top-Ranking DEA Official Signals Support For Donald Trump's Proposed Border Wall.  Yahoo News asked [Jack] Riley whether or not Trump's presidential campaign promise to build a wall along the Southwest border would make a difference.  "I'm all for anything that would make a difference in stopping criminals and the flow of drugs.  I'm a cop.  Whatever the policymakers decide, I'll work with," responded Riley, signaling support for Trump's immigration proposal.

New White House Campaign Will Encourage Legal Immigrants to Become Citizens.  White House officials announced the start of a nationwide campaign on Thursday to encourage legal immigrants to become American citizens, which could add millions of voters to the electorate in time for the presidential election next year.  With about 8.8 million legal residents in the country who are eligible to become citizens, White House officials said they were trying to make it easier to complete the final steps to citizenship.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of naturalizations, will offer practice tests on cellphones for the civics exam that immigrants must pass, but which many find daunting, and will hold preparatory workshops in rural areas.  Applicants will also be able to pay the fee, still a hefty $680, with a credit card.

Hurdles as Immigrants Seek Texas Birth Certificates for Children.  At the Republican debate on Wednesday [9/16/2015] and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens.  But here on the Texas border some local officials are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates.  The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here illegally.

No Assimilation Needed in U.S., Obama Tells Millions of Migrants.  Foreigners who want to become U.S. citizens don't have to change their attitudes or beliefs, President Barack Obama said in a video aimed at convincing migrants to pursue American citizenship.  "It's not about changing who you are, it's about adding a new chapter to your journey... and to our journey as a nation of immigrants," Obama narrates in his two-minute video urging almost 9 million resident migrants to sign up for citizenship so they can vote in 2016.  Obama's deputies will award citizenship to 36,000 over the next few days.

Agents say just 40 percent of [the] U.S.-Mexico border [is] under control.  Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under "operational control," and one out of every five illegal immigrants caught there has a criminal record, the chief of Border Patrol agents' labor union told Congress Wednesday [9/9/2015] when detailing violence that increasingly spills over the international boundary.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the level of criminal activity belies claims that because fewer illegal immigrants are being caught, the border has improved in recent years.

Texas asks judge to rescind 108,000 three-year amnesties for Dreamers.  More than 100,000 three-year deportation amnesties issued by Homeland Security should be rescinded and reissued as two-year permits, Texas and 25 other states suing the government told a federal judge Friday [9/4/2015], as both sides try to clean up the messy situation surrounding President Obama's immigration executive actions.  At stake are three-year permits issued to so-called Dreamers beginning last November, when Mr. Obama announced he was expanding his 2012 amnesty, including adding an extra year of protection from deportation to Dreamers who were already eligible for the program.

DOJ Accuses U.S. Biz of Discrimination for Requiring Proof of Work Eligibility.  In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.  You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law.  The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process.  The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.

DHS Settles with ICE Attorney Trying to Enforce Law.  Arizona's top Immigration and Customs Enforcement prosecutor, whose discrimination case against the Department of Homeland Security revealed internal unrest in the face of the Obama administration's diluted immigration enforcement efforts, has settled for nearly $400,000, according to the New York Times.  Patricia Vroom, an award-winning, veteran ICE attorney, filed the suit late last year claiming that she and other career officials were strong armed into compliance with the administration's prosecutorial discretion immigration enforcement policy.  And, to that end, Vroom charged that she was the victim of age and gender discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals.  When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. [...] "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush.  Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish."  Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene."  But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to "literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don't know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border."  So what do these folks say about the fact that the majority of Americans back Trump on this?

Joan Walsh: I Don't Know Any Liberals Outraged by Illegal Immigration.  Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag ... Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab.  Today [8/30/2015], it was the turn of Salon's Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn't know "any liberals upset — outraged" by illegal immigration.

Obama agenda, legacy in hands of federal judges.  A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama's deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration's Obamacare spending.  Meanwhile, no fewer than six federal judges in the District are refereeing Mr. Obama's broad pledges of transparency and how they stack up against the way his State Department operated under Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary.

NY Times fine with 'maternity tourism,' but 'anchor babies' is racist.  The New York Times is pushing back against Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush for employing the phrase "anchor babies" when referring to illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. and giving birth to children who are then automatically granted citizenship.  Both Bush and Trump have used the term in public while campaigning and discussing their positions on immigration policy.  When challenged by reporters who said the term is "offensive," Trump said he would continue to use it and Bush said he was specifically referring to Asian immigrants.

For Human Traffickers, Obama's Border Policy Is A Bonanza.  During 2014's border surge, ICE handed over unaccompanied kids to what it claimed were "relatives."  Turns out many ended up as slaves in human-trafficking dens.  Is this a U.S.-subsidized smuggling racket?

More Than 700 African Illegals Allowed To Travel Through Panama En Route To U.S. This Year.  The number of Africans who have illegally traveled through Panama on their way to the United Sates has more than doubled so far this year, reaching more than 700, according to a Spanish-language news report.  That figure only accounts for those who have been apprehended by Panamanian authorities.  When apprehended the immigrants are not deported.  They are allowed to pass through instead.  The illegals spend no longer than a week in Panama.

Court Rules Illegal Aliens Have Second Amendment Rights.  A recent decision by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that says illegal aliens — what the left likes to call "undocumented immigrants" — enjoy a Second Amendment right to bear arms, even if their presence in this nation is criminal.

The D.C. Idiocracy: Remember The Really Dumb Kids In School? They're Now In Charge Of Your Life.  Did you know that when the government catches illegal aliens, it frequently just releases them and asks them to show up for a deportation hearing?  Unsurprisingly, as many as 90% of illegals that are caught don't show up so they can be deported.  But don't worry, the Department of Homeland Security is on the case! [...] If it's top priority to find the illegal immigrants who didn't show up to be deported, maybe they shouldn't have released them in the first place?  Hey, aren't these the same people that are protecting the country from another 9/11?  Sleep well tonight!

Report: Every Deported Illegal Household Saves Taxpayers More than $700,000.  Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump's popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs.  For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump's plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector.

Republican Elites: You Can't Secure The Border, You can't Deport, You Can't Stop Illegal Aliens.  Laura Ingraham scratches the surface on the "anchor baby" issue, but more directly frames the discussion around the larger picture of failed immigration enforcement which has led to the crisis.  We are in this ridiculous place because the 'Beltway Betters' have failed to enforce existing law, failed to secure the border, failed to secure employment law and lied to the American people about their intents therein.

Gallup: 61% Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Immigration.  Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of immigration, according to a survey conducted by Gallup.  From Aug. 4-9, Gallup asked a random sample of 1,011 U.S. residents 18 and older this question:  "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling immigration?"  Sixty-one said they disapprove, and only 36 percent said they approve.

Judge rules U.S. government must swiftly release immigrant children in detention.  A U.S. federal judge on Friday [8/21/2015] ordered the government to swiftly release immigrant children held at detention centers, affirming a July ruling that said some minors who crossed the border illegally were being detained in violation of a long-standing settlement.  The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles gave the administration of President Barack Obama until Oct. 23 to comply with her order to release hundreds of unauthorized immigrant children, and in some cases their mothers, "without unnecessary delay."

Stonewalled: Feds Hide Fiscal Details About Vast Operation To Resettle Illegal Alien Minors.  Illegal aliens who show up at the border have been resettled all across United States of America instead of being detained and deported, as Donald Trump recently called for in his new immigration plan.  According to data from the Justice Department obtained by Breitbart News, 96 percent of Central Americans caught illegally crossing into the country last summer are still in the United States.  Now Breitbart News has learned exclusively that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a pro-security group about the cost of this operation is being stonewalled.

On Illegal Immigration, Elites Clueless On Public Consensus.  A new Rasmussen poll shows most Americans favor a wall on our southern border to stop uncontrolled immigration and that 80% want illegal alien felons deported.  What about this do our elites not understand?  The 51% majority in favor of a wall broke down to 70% of Republicans, 57% of independents and a 30% plurality of Democrats.  On illegal immigrant felons, 92% of Republicans, 69% of Democrats and 82% of independents want them sent home.

The immigrant invasion no candidate is talking about.  With immigration front and center in the political debate, I've yet to hear any candidate address the significant threat to our national security otherwise known as importing hordes of Muslims.  Nor is anyone talking about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into every arm of our government.  Why the silence on these matters of utmost importance?  Surely with a small group of candidates fearlessly bucking political correctness and the establishment, we should have at least a couple of them putting these issues front and center.  But no one is.

Immigration Excuses.  One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything.  Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration.  We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd.  This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws — and are then turned loose back into American society.  In so-called "sanctuary cities" across the country, local police are under orders not to report illegal immigrants to the federal authorities.

Immigration Overload: Record 42.1 Million (Im)migrants in U.S..  Multiculturalists are fond of saying, "We're a nation of immigrants" when the United States is actually, as is any healthy country, a nation of citizens.  But if current trends continue, we may become a land of disparate and divided immigrants and not really a nation, which involves far more than a political boundary drawn on a map.  New information released by the Census Bureau shows that there are now a record 42.1 million immigrants and illegal migrants in this country; this means the two groups together comprise more than 13 percent of our 320 million population, the highest figure in 105 years.  Moreover, the total im(migrant) population has exploded by 1.7 million just since 2014 — with 740,000 people pouring in from Mexico alone.

Texas Judge Considers Penalty For Obama Immigration Permits.  The Obama administration scrambled Wednesday [8/19/2015] to convince a Texas judge it shouldn't be punished for violating his order freezing new immigration rules.  At a hearing in federal court in Brownsville, government lawyers repeatedly apologized to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen for mistakenly issuing 2,600 work permits and then making misleading statements about it.  Hanen froze the program after 26 states sued, and has set a potential Sept. 4 deadline for a decision on sanctions or a contempt citation.

Obama's Betrayals: Illegality and Malfeasance in Office.  President Barack Obama is guilty of multiple counts of illegality and malfeasance in office.  He has both willfully abused his executive powers and willfully neglected to perform his executive duties under the Constitution to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  More than any president in the history of the United States, Obama's motive for his shredding of the Constitution is the pursuit of absolute power for the purpose of, in his words, "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." [...] Obama did not set about to flout the Constitution's separation of powers provisions out of compassion for the illegal immigrants' plight.  Rather, he saw his executive actions as a shortcut to fundamentally transform the demographic profiles in key states and potentially tilt the outcome of future elections.  His executive actions will cement the loyalties of the millions of beneficiaries of Obama's amnesty program to the Democratic Party.

Must-See: Black Woman Rips Council Over Illegal Aliens.  Chanell Temple, a black woman originally from Huntington Park, delivered a strident, politically incorrect speech against illegal immigration on Monday evening [8/17/2015] at the local city council meeting.

CBP: 135 Unaccompanied Children Caught At U.S. Border Per Day in July.  About 135 unaccompanied children, on average, were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each day in July, according to the latest data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  That is a monthly record for unaccompanied children (UC) apprehensions so far in Fiscal Year 2015.  According to the updated numbers, 30,862 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the border so far in FY 2015, which began on Oct. 1.  The CBP's latest numbers run through July 31.

New Report: Massive Immigration Surge from Mexico.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published another blockbuster report on immigration numbers, and their analysis foreshadows a troubling trend of growing illegal immigration.  Using the most up-to-date census data, they have uncovered a trend that has been lost from some of the traditional immigration-related data published by the Department of Homeland Security, which tends to lag behind the most recent trends.  To begin with, this report reaffirms the known reality of record high levels of immigration across the board and from Latin America, and the trend is only growing.

Huge Majorities of Voters Want an End to Sanctuary Cities, Aggressive Deportations.  Not that you heard any of this from vintage media, but it turns out that the electorate actively seeks an end to Barack Obama's illegal amnesty executive order; that it wants illegal aliens aggressively deported; and would love the federal government to go medieval on sanctuary cities.

Surge of Mexican Immigration Pushes Foreign-Born Population to 42.1 Million as Economy Stagnates.  According to an analysis published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a surge of Mexican immigration has pushed the total number of foreign-born in the U.S. to 42.1 million in 2015's second quarter.  Mexicans, who either broke into the country or were voluntarily imported by the government, number 12.1 million, the highest ever.  They accounted for 44 percent of the total foreign-born population last year, with 740,000 coming to the U.S.

Immigrants mothers sue U.S. government over treatment at detention centers.  Five immigrant mothers held in facilities with their children are seeking millions of dollars in damages from the U.S. government for what they contend is psychological and physical harm as a result of being detained, according to court papers filed Monday [8/10/2015].  Andrew Free, a Nashville immigration lawyer representing the women, filed tort claims against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging the detained women and their children received inadequate medical care, suffered psychological trauma and in some cases were wrongfully imprisoned.

Without immigration reform, California citizenship will have to do.  It started with in-state tuition.  Then came driver's licenses, new rules designed to limit deportations and state-funded healthcare for children.  And on Monday [8/10/2015], in a gesture heavy with symbolism, came a new law to erase the word "alien" from California's labor code.  Together, these piecemeal measures have taken on a significance greater than their individual parts — a fundamental shift in the relationship between California and its residents who live in the country illegally.  The various benefits, rights and protections add up to something experts liken to a kind of California citizenship.

Judge excuses Jeh Johnson, says DHS must still answer for amnesty errors.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson won't be hauled into federal court to explain his department's botched execution of President Obama's deportation amnesty, but the judge said Tuesday [8/11/2015] he still doesn't consider the issue settled.  Judge Andrew S. Hanen had threatened to force Mr. Johnson to appear personally later this month to explain why thousands of tentative three-year amnesty applications were approved in violation of the court's injunction, but after Homeland Security managed to recapture almost all of the erroneous amnesty cards, Judge Hanen relaxed his stance.

Gov. Brown doesn't want California to use this word for immigrants.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of immigration-related measures Monday [8/10/2015], including one removing the word "alien" from California's labor code because it is seen as a disparaging term for those not born in the United States.  Brown also signed into law legislation allowing noncitizens in high school to serve as election poll workers and protecting the rights of immigrant minors in civil lawsuits.

DHS admits new surge of illegal immigrant families.  The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday [8/6/2015] as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children.  Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello said the number of illegal immigrant families captured at the border rose in July, bucking a trend and worrying officials who had been expecting the number of families to drop as the heat increases in late summer, just as the number of unaccompanied minors does.

Kasich Affirms Path to Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants.  Republican presidential candidate John Kasich reaffirmed his call for a path to legal status for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., as well as a guest worker program to meet the needs of the labor market.  On CNN's "State of the Union" show on Sunday morning [8/9/2015], the Ohio governor seemed to disavow his previous support for eliminating "birthright citizenship," the law granting automatic U.S. citizenship to almost all children born on U.S. soil.  "I don't think we need to go there," he said.

Born in the U.S.A..  One of the most important questions America will face over the coming decades is how to successfully integrate the children of immigrants.  As of 2013, there were 17.4 million children in the United States living with at least one immigrant parent, or roughly 25 percent of all American children.  That number is expected to climb to 30 percent by 2018.  While the overall U.S. population has increased by 28 percent since 1990, the number of children in immigrant households has increased by 112 percent.  These children face unique challenges.  For one thing, they are far more likely than the children of native-born parents to be raised poor.

Hard Truth for the GOP from its Base.  The Republican field is frozen in error by lack of either vision or courage on this issue, and by its need to please its corporate donors.  These corporate donors want cheaper labor forever and delude themselves about the not far off social and political consequences of massive illegal immigration.  After all, those consequences will reach them later than they do the rest of us — they have not shown up yet in the gated communities, elite private schools, high-income jobs and country clubs of the nation's governing class.  Only the Democratic Party knows what is really happening, and it appears destined to get exactly what it wants:  A few hundred thousand more dependable client voters in a bunch of key states, after which it can rest easily in the certainty of victory in every presidential election for the next half century.

Mark Levin: The Republican Party Won Its Majority on a Lie.  Levin argued that on every issue from Obamacare to executive amnesty to Obamatrade, the establishment Republican Party has refused to represent the interests of Americans.  Perhaps nowhere is this more acutely noticeable than on the issue of immigration.

You might be a liberal if ... you're delusional.  You may be a liberal if you believe that felons and illegal aliens should be allowed to vote, but not the military. [...] You may be a liberal if you support open borders, but live in a gated community.

There are two political parties in this country, and in some ways they are identical.
No Congressional GOP Leaders Will Support Reducing Immigration.  As U.S. census data projects that immigration will soon exceed all documented historical records, not one Republican leader in Congress supports the popular step of reducing immigration.  Each year the United States admits one million people with green cards, their dependents and refugees, as well as half a million foreign youths sought by college administrators.  Census data projects that, if visas are not slashed or halted, another 14 million immigrant settlers will arrive in the U.S. over the next decade.  Polls from Fox News and Gallup show that Americans — by a 2-to-1 ratio — want to see visa issuances reduced.

Immigration As Obama's Vehicle For 'Fundamentally Transforming' America.  The open borders movement has long been suspected as a scheme to turn red states blue to ensure permanent Democratic rule.  A slew of new reports shows that the plot is real — and may be succeeding.

Dems press White House to end family detention centers.  House Democrats are escalating their calls for the Obama administration to shutter the family detention centers housing thousands of illegal immigrant women and children.  In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, 178 Democrats contend the centers — which were established last summer, largely to accommodate the flood of immigrants arriving at the southern border — are illegal and impose prison-like conditions that risk physical and mental harm to detainees.

9.6 million Americans Unemployed — 8.1 million Illegal Aliens Employed.  Only one man is responsible for the unemployment rate in this nation — if you, your teens or your family members can not get a job — thank Barack Obama for his amnesty of illegal aliens and his refusal to enforce our immigration laws.  "Of those 11.3 [million] illegal immigrants, 8.1 million are participating in the labor force.  "Unauthorized immigrants make up 5.1% of the U.S. labor force," Pew says.  "In the U.S. labor force, there were 8.1 million unauthorized immigrants either working or looking for work in 2012."  In 2014, there were 1.7 million more illegal immigrants living in the United States than there were unemployed Americans.  According to the BLS, the average number of unemployed Americans in 2014 was 9.6 million."

How To Solve The Illegal Immigration Problem — Part I.  In order to tackle the U.S. Illegal Immigration issues, even broadly, a person must first change their paradigms and understand the root issues which create the crisis.  Before you can reasonably present a solution to the problem, you must first understand the problem.  Understanding how illegal aliens work in the U.S. is step one toward understanding what proposed solutions would/could work, and which are mere political talking points.  Here's the stuff the professional political class don't want you to know.

Mexico Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens From North of the Border.  Maybe there is a silver lining to our quisling rulers converting America into a second Mexico; once they have finished, we might start taking our borders seriously, like Mexicans do.

Detention Ruling Leaves Sealing The Border The Last Option.  Border surgers have won another.  A federal judge has ruled that ICE can't hold illegals in federal detention centers, meaning they must be let out.  So it's down to this:  Either open the borders or seal them up.

Documented Irresponsibility.  Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East.  Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called "comprehensive immigration reform."  The first and most fundamental issue is whether we are going to have an immigration policy at all.  The second issue is:  Just what should that immigration policy be?

New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue.  Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world.  A middle-aged person living in parts of Virginia today will have witnessed more demographic change in the span of her life than many societies have experienced in millennia.  A census study entitled "Immigrants in Virginia," released by University of Virginia (UVA) researchers, documented the phenomenon:  "Until 1970, only 1 in 100 Virginians was born outside of the United States; by 2012, 1 in every 9 Virginians is foreign-born."

Bending the rules for immigrant parents on birth certificates opens door to more illegal immigration.  The latest push by amnesty advocates to grant greater privileges to illegal aliens recently came in the form of a multi-party lawsuit against the state of Texas.  Pro bono attorneys representing a group of illegal aliens filed a suit in Texas federal court claiming that state authorities are violating their children's claim to birthright citizenship.  By refusing to issue birth certificates to illegal alien parents lacking proper ID, the 19 female plaintiffs in the case also claim that Texas is discriminating against them in violation of the equal protection clause.

Levin: 'Unbridled Immigration, Legal and Illegal, Is Taking the Country Down'.  "Immigration, legal and illegal, is taking the country down," nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin stated in his broadcast on Thursday [7/23/2015].  "Unbridled immigration, wave after wave after wave, which is what has taken place for the last 50 years, is killing this country," Levin said.  "Fundamentally altering this country, creating more poor American citizens in this country — and to what end?"

Time is Running Out: Will Schumer and the Democrats Finally Step Up and Defend America?  While fellow party members may have enjoyed Barack's rewriting ObamaCare, and changing immigration laws to fit their partisan needs, his handing the Iranian Nuclear Arms Deal to the United Nations before Congress has even read it, is very, very different.  It puts Democrats in an extremely tough spot on a two levels.

Judge orders Obama administration to release illegal immigrants from 'deplorable' facilities.  A federal judge in California has ruled that hundreds of illegal immigrant women and children in U.S. holding facilities should be released, another apparent setback for President Obama's immigration policy, according to The Los Angeles Times.  U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said Friday [7/24/2015] that the conditions in which the detainees are being held are "deplorable" and violate parts of an 18-year-old court settlement that put restrictions on the detention of migrant children.  The ruling also raises questions about what the administration will do with the estimated 1,700 parents and children at three detention facilities, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.

The Editor asks...
Why is it necessary for a judge in California to address immigration issues in Texas and Pennsylvania?

U.S. Judge: US Violates Agreement in Detention of Immigrant Kids.  A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.

Judge blasts ICE, says immigrant children, mothers should be released from detention centers.  A federal judge has ruled that hundreds of immigrant women and children held in detention facilities should be released, finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.  U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ruled late Friday [7/24/2015] that federal officials had violated an 18-year-old court settlement regarding the detention of migrant children.

Obama shielding 80 percent of nation's illegals from deportation.  President Obama's executive actions on immigration shield more than 80 percent of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country from any danger of being deported, a top immigration think tank reported Thursday [7/24/2015].  As part of his November amnesty Mr. Obama announced a program to proactively grant a temporary deportation amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  But he also directed immigration agents not to bother deporting millions of others, even though they weren't eligible for the official amnesty, which grants work permits and other benefits.

He Lied: Obamacare To Be Opened Up To Illegal Immigrants In California.  When President Obama was pushing Obamacare, he stated before a joint session of Congress in September 2009 that it would not be opened up to illegal immigrants.  Remember what happened next?  Representative Joe Wilson yelled, "You lie!" and it caused quite a stir.  [Video clip]

Immigrant parents suing Texas for withholding birth certificates to US-born kids.  Immigrant parents living in Texas without proper identification papers are suing the state for withholding birth certificates from their American-born children, in a tricky case that pits Texas' strict ID laws against the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  The suit was filed in May in U.S. District Court in Austin by a group of Mexican citizen parents living in Texas.  The suit claims the state refused birth certificates for 23 children because the parents could not provide the proper photo identification under state law.  But the parents argue Texas is, in doing so, violating the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil regardless of their parents' status.

The Hell That is the Obama White House.  [Scroll down]  The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America's borders and therefore American sovereignty.  Their plan is too flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor.  The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.

In Wake of Immigrant Murders, Obama Admin Declares New Goal: Improve 'Customer Service' for Illegal Aliens.  In a dramatic but little-noticed bulletin from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration has announced a new executive amnesty program that would allow an unknown number of foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally to access provisional waivers that would allow illegals to either remain in the country without consequence or return home and be eligible to instantly apply for a green card.

The Coming Confrontation, Part 2.  Federal law — as we were told in the same-sex marriage ruling — is the law of the land.  Not to be questioned — inviolate.  Does this go for immigration as well?  Or is it just that illegals are noisy enough and cause enough commotion that those in charge of this administration and law enforcement just let them have what they want to keep them calm?  Let's see if we can answer those questions.

Border security steps up — but it's Mexico who is making it tougher to cross.  Security is going to get tighter on the U.S.-Mexico border — but it will be Mexico stepping up scrutiny of people attempting to enter it from the United States.  U.S. citizens and other non-Mexicans who try to cross on foot into Tijuana from San Ysidro, Calif. soon will find more stringent inspections of their documents, including U.S. passports, according to published reports.

Obama's ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed.  President Obama's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes "comprehensive immigration reform."  Sarah Saldaña testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence.  After hearing emotional testimony from families torn apart by illegal immigrant murderers, Republican members of Congress grilled two administration witnesses: [...]

Obama to Protect Illegal Aliens Based on "Accrual of Unlawful Presence" in U.S..  Three years after the Obama administration quietly rewarded illegal immigrants with "unlawful presence waivers" it has a new plan in the works to shield them from deportation based on the "accrual of unlawful presence" in the United States.  That's right; illegal aliens with the longest record of violating our laws will be rewarded by our government, according to the proposed plan obtained by Judicial Watch this month from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  It's all part of the president's mission to grant amnesty to as many illegal immigrants as possible before he leaves office.  This includes special executive programs created to help illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children and "family reunification" measures that shield relatives and spouses of a broad range of immigrants.

Obama Admin. Updates Eligibility Requirements To Omit Portions Of Citizenship Oath.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is highlighting clarified guidance for those immigrants wishing to omit portions of the citizenship oath.  USCIS explained Tuesday [7/21/2015] that while reciting the Oath of Allegiance is part of the naturalization process, immigrant candidates for citizenship may omit portions of the oath if they have certain religious or conscientious objections. [...] Under the clarified guidance from USCIS, certain immigrant candidates for citizenship do not need to declare that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" and "perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States."

DHS Chief spits on Congress, says he will refuse to obey immigration laws.  Jeh Johnson warned Congress not to pass any laws to stop sanctuary cities.  He also made it clear he won't use the tools available to him to return criminals from countries who don't want them back. [...] Jeh Johnson was asked about it on Tuesday [7/14/2015] and evaded the questions, answering with diversionary responses.  Johnson did say he does not want to see nor does he want to enforce any law against sanctuary cities.  Nor will he use the powers he has as DHS Chief against countries who refuse to repatriate illegal aliens from their country.  He will talk with them instead.  ICE is releasing hardened illegal alien criminals to sanctuary cities, knowing the city won't cooperate, knowing they don't honor detainers.  Jeh Johnson agreed the practice "doesn't make sense" and "there should be some discretion built in."  However, he will not support federal law to force sanctuary cities into compliance with federal law.  When asked about municipalities that refuse to cooperate, Johnson said he will "evaluate" and "build in some discrimination."

Also posted under Obama resides on the outskirts of the law.

Immigrant Population to Hit Highest Percentage Ever in 8 Years.  While they did not receive much attention when they were released last month, new projections from the Census Bureau show the enormous impact of immigration on the U.S. population.  For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant (foreign-born) population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents (51 million) — the largest share ever recorded in American history.  Driven largely by legal immigration, not illegal immigration, the immigrant population will grow to nearly one in five U.S. residents (78 million) by 2060, the Bureau projects.

2.5 million illegals cross border under Obama, less than Bush.  About 2.5 million illegal immigrants have settled in the U.S. during President Obama's tenure, according to estimates being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said it's an improvement compared with the Bush administration.  Nearly 800,000 of those illegal immigrants arrived in the past two years, suggesting that the flow has ticked up as the economy has improved and as Mr. Obama has reshaped enforcement policies, focusing on criminals while relaxing actions against rank-and-file illegal immigrants.

Report: 2.5 million illegal immigrants under Obama, 400,000 yearly.  Some 2.5 million illegal immigrants have flowed into the United States under President Obama, with 790,000 rushing in since 2013, according to a new analysis.  Calculations from the Center for Migration Studies and the Pew Research Center indicate 1.5 to 1.7 million aliens joined the illegal population from 2009 to 2013 — either overstaying a temporary visa or sneaking into the country, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report out Monday morning [7/20/2015].

How A Red Diaper Baby President Is Rigging Future Elections With Illegal Immigrants.  In January, 2012, the Sentinel posted an article about why illegal immigration is more than welcomed by Democrats; even the immigration of criminal illegals, and especially families is encouraged.  If drug cartels and terrorists exploit the situation, it's not a concern because the end goal is what matters.  One obvious reason is because they will one day vote and they support Democrats by a margin of 8 to 1, but it's not only that.  It is a fact that the U.S. Census Bureau counts illegal aliens because the law states the census "'is required by the U.S. Constitution to count everyone living in this country, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.'"  It's interesting that a party that strongly advocates for a "living Constitution" wants to stick with this definition despite the rampant illegal immigration and the effect it has in making illegal aliens a strong political and economic power in the United States. [...] These statistics are used to apportion our 435 congressional districts.

How housing an illegal immigrant for a night in the United States' biggest detention center costs more than a stay at the nearest four-star Hilton Hotel.  The government shells out $231 every 24 hours to house just one of the 2,105 foreign detainees at The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, a small town 200 miles from the Mexican border.  That is more than a double room at the four-star Hilton Palacio del Rio 70 miles away in San Antonio, which costs $169.

Puerto Rican congressman tells millions of Hispanics to become citizens.  A Democratic congressman wants millions of people who hold U.S. green cards to become American citizens in order to send Donald Trump and other Republicans a message that they're 'mean and frankly, let's be honest, racist.'  Louis Gutierrez, who is the senior House Democrat from Illinois and a Puerto Rican immigrant, spoke on the House floor just after 10:00 Wednesday morning [7/15/2015], delivering a message especially to more than 5 million Hispanic U.S. residens who are eligible for citizenship today.

DoJ to Sheriff Joe: Speak Spanish in jails.  The Justice Department announced a deal Friday [7/17/2015] requiring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to provide services in Spanish to his jail inmates, settling part of a two-year-old discrimination complaint the Obama administration filed against the man known as "America's Sheriff."  Federal authorities will also become permanent overseers for all worksite raids, with the power to demand information about any raids that deputies perform.  The Justice Department says it will scrutinize them to make sure they're following the Constitution.

The Immigration Boon to Democrats.  A new "sanctuary cities" map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws.  When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed, you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren't interested only in cheap nannies and gardeners.  For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about pumping up their political power.

Feds going door to door to seize illegal immigrants' Obama amnesty approvals.  Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order.  Those who don't return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice Center, one of the advocacy groups briefed on authorities' plan, said in a statement preparing immigrants for what could be a traumatic encounter.

Trump's Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration.  Donald Trump has rocketed to the top, or near the top, of the Republican-primary field by focusing on illegal immigration and border security.  Depending on the poll, Trump is garnering in the high teens of Republican voters.  It might be that the high teens is the ceiling for Trump, but in a field with more than one dozen candidates dividing the voting pie, that's enormous.

Donald Trump Raises Uncomfortable Truths.  Trump's surge in the polls is being fueled by ordinary Americans.  They are applauding or murmuring quiet approval because they probably live in areas that have gotten massive influxes of immigrants — the majority from Mexico — over the last decade or two.  They know what the score is; that diversity has failed to provide the benefits that political elites said it would.  They've seen public schools overwhelmed with non-English speakers, dumbed down, social problems increase, and crime go up — and it all seems to have a Hispanic face as millions upon millions of immigrants have flooded over the border.  Now at long last, they see Trump telling it like it is [...]

Another Court Loss for Obama's Amnesty... Not That it Matters.  If the rule of law still meant anything in Obama's America, the President's agenda of amnesty for illegal aliens would be in big trouble.  It doesn't, so the Administration just keeps pumping out amnesty documents, no matter how often federal courts order them to stop.  Team Obama even stooped to flat-out lying to a federal judge about the need for a temporary injunction to stop the amnesty printing press.  Later they made a "surprise filing" to the judge disclosing that their previous statements were false, and — whoopsie! — they had already tossed 100,000 amnesty packages out.

The Coming Confrontation.  A five-time offender just killed a girl in San Francisco.  What was he doing here?  How many criminals has ICE and DHS let loose on our streets, to commit more crimes, and even legal immigration has been taken over.  [The latest figure is 350,000 illegal alien criminals have been released on to our streets.]  Disneyland hired over 200 illegals, and Southern California Edison hired over 400 H1B visa immigrants who will work for less money than a citizen.  The employees they replace are forced to train them.

Obama Plan for Immigration Action Gets a Cold Reception at Appeals Court.  Government lawyers labored on Friday [7/10/2015] to persuade federal appeals court judges here to allow President Obama to move ahead with sweeping initiatives to protect immigrants in the country illegally.  But the judges' questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the president's programs, which he has hoped would be a central piece of his legacy, would start any time before the last months of his term, if at all.

Federal Judge threatens to hold DHS Secretary in contempt.  The presiding federal Judge in Texas vs. United States Andrew Hanen is not playing around.  Wednesday [7/8/2015], Judge Hanen threatened to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in contempt of court.  Under Johnson's watch, and after Judge Hanen blocked President Obama's immigration overreach, approximately 2,000 individuals "erroneously" received work permits.  To date, Johnson has yet to correct the mistake to Judge Hanen's satisfaction.

Jan Brewer: Donald Trump 'Telling It Like It Really, Truly Is'.  Although he's been villified by amnesty advocates, business tycoon Donald Trump is right about the problems, including crime, caused by people crossing into the United States illegally, says the former governor of Arizona.  "I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is," Republican Jan Brewer told CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday night [7/8/2015].  "You know, being the governor of (Arizona), the gateway of illegal immigration for six years, we had to deal with a lot of things.

41.7 Percent of Federal Criminal Cases in 5 Districts on US-Mexico Border.  According to data released by the U.S. Justice Department, 41.7 percent of the federal criminal cases that U.S. attorneys filed in U.S. district courts in fiscal 2014 were in the five U.S. attorneys' districts that sit along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In fact, the five districts that sit along the border — those for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas and Southern Texas — were the top five in the country for criminal cases filed in U.S. district courts.

The human cost of Obama's immigration policy.  It is the policy of this administration to ignore US immigration policy.  One doesn't know the reasons for this decision but it is difficult to think that humanitarianism has anything to do with it.  This is the same administration that, you will recall, initiated a low level war along the US-Mexico border in order to establish a fact pattern that would support increased regulation of firearms in the United States.  In 2012, the administration unilaterally granted amnesty to illegals under the age of thirty and authorized the issuance of work permits.  A draft immigration bill proposed by the White House would specifically stop the automatic deportation of illegals based on a felony conviction.  Despite Obama's refrain of "deporting felons not families" (what [...] does that mean anyway?) the administration has pursued a policy of allowing illegal felons to walk out of custody to repeat their crimes.

Johnson, immigration brass ordered to Texas court.  A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court.  U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order Tuesday afternoon [7/7/2015] requring the five officials to show up for a hearing Aug. 19.

Judge Says Federal Officials Must Personally Appear In Court For Violating Amnesty Injunction.  A federal judge in the district court of South Texas has ordered top officials with the Department of Homeland Security — including Sec. Jeh Johnson — to appear in person in his court in Brownsville next month to show why they should not be held in contempt for violating an injunction issued against President Obama's executive amnesty order. [...] [Judge Andrew] Hanen called the Obama administration's response to his Feb. 16 injunction "unacceptable" and "unprofessional."  He also stated that he is "shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the Government has taken" towards it.

Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump.  Mexico is a country divided — by political parties, generations, skin color, geography, urban vs. rural.  You name it.  But the deepest division has to be based on class lines.  The elites are so busy feeling superior to most of their countrymen that few of them take the time to think about how their country benefits from those who migrate to the north.  In fact, that's one thing that Americans and Mexicans have in common:  Both groups are too proud to admit how dependent they are on Mexican migrants who work in the United States, and acknowledge how much those migrants contribute.

Obama Lies Again: "Deports" 900,000 Illegal Aliens — But They Never Leave the U.S..  "In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it."  The media has known this for years — but acts more like a totalitarian nations State owned media.

Feds 'deported' 900,000 illegals, but they remain in U.S..  Nearly 1 million of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States have been ordered to leave the country but remain, many hiding in plain view as they take advantage of an overwhelmed federal system, according to new documents.  In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it.

Donald Trump's Criminal Illegal Immigrants.  [Scroll down]  The only way illegal immigrants can ever obtain good jobs is by obtaining a good education, yet Democrats and their liberal enablers intentionally have successfully forced, through Federal regulation, all product labels, election ballots, and so on be printed in Spanish as well as English.  This action permanently disables illegal immigrants and their children from ever obtaining good paying, English speaking, jobs.  The progressives want them to be low paid, just as they've always wanted black voters to be low paid.  So here we have proof that progressives don't want to pay illegal immigrants much money for their menial work.  This is the exact attitude that they claim capitalists have toward the masses of workers.

128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day in May.  Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May.  In total, 3,965 children were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during that month alone.  According to the data, May was the month with the most UAC apprehensions since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 on Oct. 1.

19.8% of U.S. Workforce Was Foreign-Born in June.  The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the United States increased slightly in June, according to data released Thursday [7/2/2015] by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  BLS counted a total of 24,816,000 foreign-born workers in June, 282,000 fewer than last month's total.  The unemployment rate for the group increased from 4.7 percent to 4.9 percent.  Native-born workers who were employed increased from 124,251,900 to 124,830,000, bringing the overall unemployment rate down slightly from 5.5 to 5.3 percent.

Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point.  "When Mexico sends its people," Trump said, "they're not sending their best."  This is obviously correct.  We aren't raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans and importing them to this country.  Instead, we are getting representative Mexicans, who — through no fault of their own, of course — come from a poorly educated country at a time when education is essential to success in an advanced economy.  Trump's comments made it sound as though Mexico is sending us moral defectives.  That's not the larger problem (although gangs certainly exploit the border and there are criminals in any population).  Immigrants are willing to work.  Immigrant men aged 18-65 are in the labor force at a higher rate than native men.  It's just that a lack of education is an anchor around even the hardest-working person in modern America.

Ben Carson On The Trump Uproar: 'It's The PC Police Out In Force'.  Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson lamented Monday that the uproar over Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants indicates some people seem more interested in calling out violations of political correctness than discussing the issue of illegal immigration.  "It's the P.C. police out in force," Carson, a former neurosurgeon, said in a Monday [7/6/2015] interview with The Daily Caller.  "They want to make very clear that this is a topic you're not supposed to bring up."

Obama defies federal judge, fails to rescind wrongly issued amnesties.  The Obama administration still hasn't fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.  It's the latest black eye for President Obama's amnesty policy and the immigration agency charged with carrying it out.  The agency bungled the rollout, issuing three-year amnesties even while assuring the judge it had stopped all action hours after a Feb. 16 injunction.

Homeland Security: Give Transgender Illegal Alien Detainees Their Choice of 'Undergarments'.  After six months of study, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued new guidelines on how to care for transgender illegal aliens who end up in detention facilities, awaiting possible deportation.  The goal of the Transgender Care Memorandum is to provide a "respectful, safe and secure environment for all detainees, including those individuals who identify as transgender."

Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win.  Author and political commentator Ann Coulter said there should be a 10-year freeze on immigration to the U.S. since the federal government has demonstrated it cannot enforce current law.  "There's a law on the books that says if a country will not take a criminal back the attorney general shall, not may, shall deny visas, any visas coming from that country — that is on the books right now.  Has it been enforced by Republicans or Democrats?  No, it has not," Coulter said during an interview with PJ Media.

Transgender immigrant detainees to be housed according to preferred gender.  In new guidelines Monday [6/29/2015], Immigration and Customs Enforcement said staff will be trained for sensitivity on the treatment of transgender immigrants, including directions on obtaining detainees' preference on which pronouns to use, what clothing to provide, and where to house them.  "ICE will allow for the placement of a transgender woman consistent with their gender identity, meaning that a transgender woman could be with biological females," said Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, ICE's deputy assistant director of custody programs.

When you come to America, be sure to bring an anchor baby.
DHS to Release 'Families With Children' Who Came to U.S. Illegally.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there's no reason to keep "families with children" in detention facilities that house people who came to this country illegally.  "I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children," Johnson announced Wednesday [6/24/2015] in a news release.  "In short, once a family has established eligibility for asylum or other relief under our laws, long-term detention is an inefficient use of our resources and should be discontinued."

Senate Appropriators Don't Think We Have Enough Illegal Immigration.  Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved one of those amendments that no one pays attention to, but should.  At the behest of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to allow the State Department to add Poland to the list of countries whose citizens don't need visas to visit the United States.  The reason for the amendment is that Poland does not meet the statutory requirements for the Visa Waiver Program.

If you like Mexico that much, why are you here?
Controversy erupts after undocumented immigrant waves Mexican flag at graduation.  A week after graduating from the Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant is still getting plenty of criticism for proudly waving a Mexican flag on stage as she received her college diploma.  It all started after Indira Esparza was featured by the San Diego Union-Tribune for her college successes despite the barriers she overcame as an undocumented immigrant.

Mexican Flag-Waving Illegal Has Had A Cushy Ride.  An illegal immigrant who graduated from UC San Diego thanked taxpayers for her free ride by waving the Mexican flag at commencement.  Seems that illegals get a better deal in education than citizens.  Why else would she flaunt it?

A Dreamer graduates with no education in citizenship.  Instead of a diploma, one recent college graduate should have received an "Incomplete."  She seems to have missed some courses — "Gratitude 101," "Introduction to Civics" and, finally, "Flag Waving and the Importance of Context."

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Undocumented Immigrant College Fund.  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for young undocumented immigrants.  "America was founded as a nation of immigrants," he wrote Wednesday [6/17/2015] in a Facebook post.  "We ought to welcome smart and hardworking young people from every nation, and to help everyone in our society achieve their full potential."

The Editor says...
"Everyone in our society" unfortunately includes about 11 million people who aren't supposed to be in our society.  Our nation may have started as a bunch of immigrants, but those days are over.  The country started as a group of people escaping tyranny and seeking freedom of religion, but I don't hear Mr. Zuckerberg commenting on that.  This country would thrive forever without any further immigration.

Jeb Bush argues persuasively why he shouldn't be nominated.  [Scroll down]  In his speech Bush [...] touts Florida as a great state that "looks like America."  That may be true, but it doesn't look like America should be.  There are large parts of Miami where English isn't spoken, huge populations of (dare I say it) Hispanic immigrants and/or illegal aliens who haven't bothered to learn English.  This is not a model for America, and Bush, by telling people it is, is essentially telling voters who want foreigners to assimilate not to vote for him.  Bush repeatedly talked about the need to hasten economic expansion, calling for 4% economic growth.  But such a growth rate is impossible when a country imports tens of millions of people with no skills, many of whom are illiterate in their own language, and many of whom end up on welfare.

Obama gives free pass to businesses that hire illegals.  President Obama took office vowing to go after unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants, but worksite audits have plunged over the last year and a half, according to a report released Tuesday [6/16/2015] by the Center for Immigration Studies, tumbling along with the rest of immigration enforcement.  Fewer owners are being arrested, and fewer fines are being collected as well, according to the report, which suggests that even as he offers amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Mr. Obama is giving a similar free pass to ever more businesses who provide the jobs magnet that draws them.

Carly Fiorina: No Citizenship 'If You Have Come Here Illegally and Stayed Here Illegally'.  When it comes to immigration, "Everyone talks about comprehensive solutions, but nobody starts with the basics," Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday [6/15/2015].  "My own view is, if you have come here illegally and stayed here illegally, that you don't get a pass to citizenship."  Fiorina's view differs from that of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, all of whom advocate a more "comprehensive" approach, including eventual, earned legal status for illegal immigrants.

Refugee Resettlement: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Nation.  Most people would be shocked to know that America currently takes more refugees from the world's ghettos than all other refugee resettlement countries in the world combined.  The State Department brags about it.  Furthermore, most of those refugees are referred to the United States by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  The refugees (and the illegal aliens flooding the southern border from Central America) are then "resettled" by taxpayer funded "Voluntary Agencies" or VOLAGs as they are called.  There are nine of them, six nominally religious, but all are in it for the money and top staff make high six figures.  Together the VOLAGs are paid close to $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to resettle refugees.

DHS agent says bosses tried to strip her gun rights.  A Department of Homeland Security whistleblower testified Thursday [6/11/2015] that the "retaliation" against her for probing a controversial visa program was so extensive she was told she couldn't "carry or own a personal weapon" — a step she described as a constitutional rights violation, and just one of several ways she was punished for speaking out.  Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent in the Homeland Security Investigations division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testified at a Senate hearing alongside whistleblowers from several other agencies who claim to have faced similar harassment.

DHS Agent Says She Was Stripped Of Gun, Nearly Lost Daughter After Blowing Whistle On Immigration Visa Program.  A Department of Homeland Security agent testified Thursday that she nearly lost custody of her 1-year-old adopted daughter and was told that she could not own a personal firearm after she voiced concerns about a little known federal program that grants green cards to foreign investors.  Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent with a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), testified at a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing alongside several other whistleblowers who claim they've faced retaliation for reporting wrongdoing in their agencies.

Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement.  Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama's executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement.  Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama's executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

Obama Admin Joins de Blasio To Promote Immigrant Citizenship: 'Opportunities To Vote, To Get A Better Job'.  The Obama administration is joining forces with New York City and its Mayor Bill de Blasio to encourage immigrants to naturalize and become U.S. citizens. [...] According to USCIS, the agreement will establish so called "New Americans Corners" in the more than 200 public libraries in Brooklyn, New York and Queens where immigrants learn more about becoming a citizen and prepare for the naturalization process.

Is It Time For A Moratorium on Immigration?  President Obama's plans to save five million illegal aliens from deportation ran squarely into the law last month, as an appeals court panel upheld an injunction imposed by a federal judge in February after more than half the states sued.  Consequently, the administration's elaborate mass amnesty operation has "kind of come to a screeching halt," National Immigration Law Center executive director Marielena Hincapie lamented.  From Ted Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act to Obama today, Democrats' policy on the issue has had one overriding goal:  more votes for their party.

Obama Admits He Put Executive Amnesty On Hold.  During a press conference in Germany today [6/8/2015], President Obama admitted that he personally made the decision to put his actions on immigration on hold while the legality of his actions are being considered in court.  "I made a decision, which I think is the right one, that we should not accept applications till the legal status of this is clarified," Obama said, admitting that although he was "frustrated" with the judge blocking his legislation, he didn't want to put illegal immigrants at a disadvantage.

Obama said he's not giving up immigration fight: 'We are being as aggressive' as possible.  President Barack Obama said he was "frustrated" by a recent district court's ruling regarding his executive action on immigration — but he's not done fighting.  Speaking [6/8/2015] at a press conference at the G7 meeting in Germany of state leaders, told reporters that, "we are being as aggressive as we can legally, to appeal the district court ruling and then to implement those actions on executive actions that were not challenged in court."

Obama on His Amnesty: 'The Law Is on Our Side'.  Speaking in his weekly address yesterday [6/6/2015], President Barack Obama defended his unilateral actions that would allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States, work, and receive federal benefits.  The "law is on our side," Obama said.  Administration action on that amnesty is currently forbidden by an injunction issued by a federal court and upheld by a federal appeals court.

Court Ruling Could Shut Down Feds' Detention Centers for Illegal Immigrants.  After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children — and keep more from coming.

25,098,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.A..  The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States increased by 279,000 to 25,098,000 in May, according to data released Friday [6/5/2015] by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 21,375,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States.  Since then, the number has increased by 3,723,000.  In its data on foreign-born workers, the BLS does not distinguish between legal immigrants to the United States, who are permitted to work here, and illegal aliens, who are not.

House Blocks Funding For Obama Legal Defense Of Exec. Amnesty.  The House has approved legislation to prohibit the Obama administration from using funding to defend against the 26 states carrying out a legal challenge to the president's executive amnesty.  The amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), passed on a vote of 222 — 204.  Nineteen Republicans voted against the measure with a unanimous Democratic caucus.

IRS confirms illegals can get back-taxes under Obama amnesty.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama's new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, who had pressed Mr. Koskinen over the issue, released written responses Wednesday [6/3/2015] in which the commissioner admitted he'd botched the question earlier and, in fact, illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit.

California Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally.  The state Senate on Tuesday [6/2/2015] approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal.  The action comes just days after lawmakers significantly scaled back the plan, which originally would have offered state-subsidized Medi-Cal to people in the country without authorization.

Poll Shows Noncitizens Can Shape Elections.  A poll by John McLaughlin confirms again we may have a significant problem with noncitizens participating illegally in our elections.  Based on a sample survey of 800 Hispanics in 2013, McLaughlin found that of foreign-born respondents who were registered voters, 13 percent admitted they were not United States citizens. [...] In 2014, a study released by three professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, estimated 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm congressional elections.

Obama's Legacy: Immigration Anarchy.  For patriots knowledgeable of the Immigration & Nationality Act, such as immigration judges, ICE attorneys, and litigators who fight for greater immigration enforcement like myself, the day President Obama told the American public he would "re-prioritize" the statute's mandatory removal provisions was one of astonished disbelief that still endures.  Nowhere in the Act did Congress give the President the authority to "re-prioritize" illegal alien and criminal alien-removals.  The INA is a deterring statute and it's been continuously amended to better deter illegal immigration since it was originally enacted in 1952.  As the results of the 2012 and 2014 "executive actions" show, re-entries and recidivism among convicted criminal aliens (legal and illegal aliens convicted of crimes) has spiked and, as a result, we're pushing deeper and deeper into immigration anarchy.  Unsurprisingly, Obama's lawlessness is leading to ever greater lawlessness.

What is wrong with Democrats?  Despite the federal courts checking of Obama's executive action regarding illegal immigrants, Hillary Clinton declared Obama did not go far enough when he gave millions of illegal immigrants de facto amnesty (reminder:  Obama himself had said before he did not have the legal power to do so — a rare instance of his knowing and respecting the law, but it was a fleeting instant).  Do any Democrats have a problem with Hillary Clinton stating that Obama's lawbreaking did not go far enough?  But then again, most Democrats think illegal immigrants should have a right to vote.

Univision keeping the lid on Democrats' coalition of victims.  One key to the future viability of the Democratic Party is suppressing the serious conflicts of interest between its black and Hispanic constituents.  The influx of 12 to 16 million mostly low-skilled labor force entrants across the southern border has driven down wages and employment opportunities for blacks.  The single most effective means to raising incomes for those who sell low-skill labor would be to close the border and repatriate those who violated our laws in coming here.  But Democrats need the votes of both blacks and Hispanics to sustain their coalition of purported victims, those needing to appropriate the income earned by others through welfare and redistribution programs in order to enjoy what they consider an acceptable lifestyle.  So any consciousness among blacks that the influx of Hispanics is costing them opportunities must be suppressed.

Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration.  A key part of the Fifth Circuit's decision to keep the freeze on President Obama's amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel's lone Obama appointee.  Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of "prosecutorial discretion":  an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation's southern border.

A Scare a Week Keeps the Populace Meek.  First there were the nine thousand Central American children who were being smuggled through the border.  Nine thousand, enough to make the American economy collapse.  Then they were fifteen thousand, or may be forty thousand.  Then they were not children but grown up teenagers, all tattooed members of Mexican gangs.  Then they were 100,000 Mexican gang members being shipped into the United States.  No one stopped to think, of course, that 100,000 is half the gang population of all of Mexico, and that there was very little strategic value for the Mexican gangs in moving such a large number of gang members from one country to another.

The Obama Administration Was Handed a Huge Immigration Defeat. Here's Why It Matters.  A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Obama administration a huge defeat this week.  It denied the government's request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's immigration amnesty program.  This is not a decision on the merits of the lawsuit filed against the administration by the 26 states.  But it certainly does not bode well for the administration's case since in today's 2-1 decision, the 5th Circuit concluded that "the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction."  The panel also denied the government's request to narrow the nationwide scope of the injunction so that it only applied to Texas and the other states in the lawsuit.

Obama Won't Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court.  President Obama's overhaul of the nation's immigration system, which he announced in a prime-time speech to the nation last November, may remain under a cloud of legal uncertainty until months before he leaves office in 2017, legal experts and administration officials said Wednesday [5/27/2015].  Officials from the Justice Department said in a statement that they would not ask the Supreme Court for permission to carry out the president's immigration programs — which seek to provide work permits and deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants — while a fight over presidential authority plays out in the lower courts.

Why the Fifth Circuit Smacked Down Obama's Immigration Appeal.  Once again, President Obama's unlawful amnesty push has suffered a legal blow, this time from a higher court.  Yesterday [5/26/2015] the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Obama administration's request to lift a district-court injunction against its DACA and DAPA amnesty programs.  The programs will now be kept frozen until a full hearing on the merits can be held.  Because it will be well into campaign season by the time this takes place, the immigration issue should again play a prominent role in this coming cycle.

Jorge Ramos Admits to Ann Coulter: Bring All of Mexico to Live Here.  Conservative columnist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter steamrolled Fusion host Jorge Ramos in an appearance Tuesday [5/26/2015] filled with dramatic moments, none more interesting than where Coulter got Ramos to admit he doesn't believe there should be a limit to how many Mexicans the United States will allow into this country — either legally or illegally.

Texas Gov. Abbott declares victory over President Obama in amnesty fight.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday [5/27/2015] that the U.S. Supreme Court would ultimately reject a potential Obama administration appeal on the president's immigration executive actions and that Mr. Obama's actions are unlikely to actually go into effect before the president leaves office.  "We're not even fighting in the court system about the legal validity of the order — we're just fighting in the court system about whether or not the executive order goes into effect while we're legally fighting about that order," Mr. Abbott said Wednesday [5/27/2015] on Fox News.  "And I got to tell you, it would be highly unusual for the United States Supreme Court to grant the Obama administration's request and allow this executive order to go into place while we are still litigating it."

Immigration Activists Vow Voter Repercussions Over Ruling.  Immigration activists vowed Republicans will pay a political price after a federal appeals court kept President Barack Obama's action to defer deportation on hold.  The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday [5/26/2015] was a victory for opponents of Obama's plan to extend deportation protection and offer work permits to up to five million undocumented immigrants.

The Editor says...
Yeah, right.  We were going to vote Republican, but now we're all gonna vote for the Democrats!

Ruling puts Obama's immigration legacy in jeopardy.  A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately upholds his authority to act.  The latest blow came Tuesday [5/26/2015] as a three-judge appeals court panel voted, 2-1, to deny the administration's request to proceed with Obama's plan to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more illegal immigrants while litigation over those actions plays out.

Judge Napolitano: Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions "Rare" In American History, Raises Specter of "I" Word.  In another major blow to the president's executive amnesty program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday [5/26/2015] to allow its implementation.  The decision could affect as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  But the White House remains unchastised, claiming that the judges who voted against the administration "chose to misinterpret the facts and the law."

Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration program.  A federal appeals court on Tuesday [5/26/2015] refused to allow one of President Obama's signature immigration proposals to move forward, throwing into doubt whether the program will even begin before the president leaves office.  In a split 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans denied the Obama administration's emergency request to lift a lower court's injunction on an initiative to defer the deportations of illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.

President Obama's legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy.  President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts.  Same-sex marriage.  Obamacare.  Climate change.  And now immigration.  And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny.  The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday [5/26/2015] when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Walker: We'd Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports Like They Do Southern Border.  Republican Party 2016 primary frontrunner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News exclusively that if the invasion of illegal aliens that's currently swarming across America's southern border were coming in via America's sea ports, the government would be sending in the Navy to stop it.  Instead, the federal government — despite not having to at all — chooses, he says, to leave the U.S. border with Mexico wide open.

Court Slaps Obama With Constitution: Amnesty Undermines "Constitutional Imperative of 'Uniform Rule of Naturalization'".  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dealt a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama today [5/26/2015] when it refused a call from his administration to overturn an injunction preventing the administration from moving forward with the president's plan to provide amnesty to as many as 4.3 million illegal aliens through its so-called "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" program.  In its straightforward conclusion against the administration's claims, the court directly quoted the U.S. Constitution and the immigration law of the United States.

Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama's amnesty.  A federal appeals court refused to lift an injunction against President Obama's deportation amnesty in a ruling Tuesday [5/26/2015] that delivers a second major legal setback to the administration and keeps millions of illegal immigrants on hold.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with a lower court that ruled Mr. Obama probably broke the law in taking unilateral action last year to grant an amnesty from deportation.  The three-judge panel, ruling 2-1, shot down Mr. Obama's hopes of quickly restarting the amnesty, and make it likely he'll have to go to the Supreme Court to try to win his case.

Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency.  Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory.  In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.  He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."

Illegals Angry at Hillary's Secret Service For Asking Their Legal Status!  Here's a video from illegal alien advocates that kinda explains why so many Americans are annoyed at the attitude from some illegal aliens.  In it a bunch of "Dreamers," or those that received special asylum from Obama's unconstitutional amnesty order, get annoyed at Hillary's Secret Service detail.  [Video clip]

Texas demands Obama prove he's halted deportation amnesty.  Texas asked a federal judge Wednesday [5/20/2015] to consider imposing a fine on the Obama administration lawyers who misled the court over President Obama's amnesty, filing papers saying the Justice Department is still trying to hide details of how Homeland Security botched the rollout of the program.

Immigrants applying to enter US legally facing longer waits.  The waiting list for those trying to enter the U.S. legally now stands at 4.4 million, 100,000 more than last year.  Some have been on the list for more than 15 years.  Even though the spouses and children of U.S citizens are supposed to get priority, even their wait times have jumped from as little as two months to up 18 months as the administration deals with a surge of illegal immigrants given lawful status by president Obama.

Deportations [are] Not A Problem Beyond U.S. Borders.  Most U.S. politicians think deporting illegals is out of the question.  But this is at odds not only with what the public wants but with a can-do deportation stance globally.

Is he bragging or complaining?
Democrat Congressman: 'Someday, There Might be More People Here Illegally Than Legally'.  Rep. Jared Polis (D.-Colo.) took to the House floor yesterday and called for "celebrating" President Barack Obama's unilateral actions allowing illegal aliens to stay in the United States and also to decry that none of the bills being brought up in the House that day were about immigration reform.  Polis said that without immigration reform, America should expect more illegal aliens.  "Someday," he said, "there might be more people here illegally than there are here legally."

Obama seeks to end immigration enforcement by local, state police.  The administration issued a report Monday [5/18/2015] saying that in order to rebuild trust between police and their communities, the federal government should stop enlisting state and local police in most immigration enforcement, setting up another challenge as President Obama tries to please immigrant rights advocates while carrying out deportations.

Homeland Security's 'The Dog Ate My Homework' Excuse for Violating Amnesty Injunction.  The Department of Homeland Security is blaming a "technology glitch" for approving thousands of work authorization permits, allowing illegal aliens the right to hold a job in the US for three years, despite an injunction issued by a federal judge that prevented them from doing so.

445,000 awaiting a court date, which might not come for 4 years.  Driven by last summer's surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the already large backlog in federal immigration courts has reached an all-time high, with more than 445,000 pending cases, according to a new report.  As of April, the backlog hit 445,706 cases, a nearly 30% increase since Oct. 1, 2013, the start of the last fiscal year, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

Language, borders and culture: A meditation.  Isn't it funny that 16th century Europeans arriving in North America are called settlers, but 21st century Mexicans arriving in the United States are migrants?  And how many times do you suppose that new waves of "Indians" (i.e., Asian migrants) "settled" in North American or even South American lands previously occupied by earlier "migrants"?  Not to mention, all of the times when tribes of Indians conquered each other and took over not just their resources, but also their women and children.  Migrants are nothing more than settlers who are looked upon favorably.  In the language of the left, settlers or colonialists are evil white people, whereas migrants are oppressed minorities.  Yet today, I know of no one who is advocating colonization of foreign lands by Europeans, Russians, Chinese, or the United States, so the rhetorical weapons aimed at "white Euro-centric colonial powers" by the left are firing blanks.

Immigration courts reportedly have 445,000 pending cases.  The already backlogged federal immigration courts have reportedly reached an all-time high with more than 445,000 pending cases.  The Los Angeles Times, citing the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, reports that as of April, the backlog hit 445,706, which is a nearly 30 percent increase since Oct. 1, 2013.  Immigration courts have been overwhelmed since the influx of more than 68,500 unaccompanied children and about as many family units crossing the southern border, most of them from Central America.

DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge's amnesty injunction.  The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday [5/15/2015] that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge's order, insisted it's corrected the immigrants' records at headquarters, but said it's also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead.

Defense Bill Should Not Allow Illegal Aliens to Enlist in the Military.  Despite the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted down repeated attempts to encourage the recruitment of illegal immigrants into the military, we are seeing yet another attempt to encourage such recruitment recently inserted into a must-pass defense funding bill.  Even worse, the push to recruit illegal immigrants is happening at a time when U.S. citizens are being downsized from the military or turned away by recruiters.

Republican Lawmakers Urge Court to Block Immigration Expansion.  More than 100 Republican members of Congress urged a federal appeals court Monday to block the Obama administration's sweeping new immigration policies such as deferred deportations.  The 25 senators and 88 representatives told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that the policies go beyond the president's power because they create a new class-based program.  That class would be the roughly four million parents — their children are U.S. citizens — who are illegally in the country, the brief states.

Myths about LA County's Successful 287(g) Program.  On Tuesday, May 12, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a proposal to end its longstanding and successful 287(g) partnership with ICE, which is one of the largest in the country.  Activists for illegal aliens are pulling out all the stops to pressure the board members to cancel the program and have sent a barrage of emails and phone calls in favor of fewer criminal alien deportations.

113 Republicans back lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions.  Top Republicans in Congress on Monday [5/11/2015] entered the court battle over President Obama's latest moves to ease deportations for immigrants living in the country illegally.  Texas and 25 other states have challenged the legality of the unilateral actions, arguing that the president overstepped his executive power with programs halting deportations and granting work permits to certain groups of illegal immigrants.

Obama Administration Admits Breaking Judge's Amnesty Injunction.  The Obama administration violated U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction halting President Obama's executive amnesty programs, Justice Department lawyers have admitted to the court, according to the Washington Times.  The Times reports that in a late night filing Thursday, Justice Department lawyers revealed that the Department of Homeland Security had issued some 2,000 three-year work permits (as opposed to the currently permissible two-year permits) to illegal immigrants granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Obama Cheapens the Legacy of Our Fallen Heroes.  They died defending our country. They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones would be safe in their country.  They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones rights and privileges as citizens would be preserved — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And now Obama is cheapening their sacrifice.  By administrative legislation, Obama is attempting to give the most precious right of citizenship — the right to vote — to illegals who don't [care] about the sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Remittances to Mexico Rise 4.9% in Q1.  Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $5.7 billion in the first quarter, up 4.9 percent compared to the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico said.  The average remittance was $297.53 in the January-March period, up slightly from the $296.10 average registered in the same period in 2014.

Hillary's Foolish Amnesty Double Down.  If the current objective of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is to give possible liberal challengers as little room to maneuver as possible then her remarks on illegal immigration yesterday [5/5/2015] was smart politics.  The former secretary of state not only embraced President Obama's extralegal executive orders granting amnesty to millions of illegals but also went further signaling her support for an easy path to citizenship for all 11 million people currently in this country without permission.  By tilting to the left in this manner, Clinton believes she is making it harder for a credible opponent to outflank her with the base of the Democratic Party.  Even more, she appears to think that by doubling down on amnesty, she is guaranteeing a heavy Hispanic turnout in 2016 that will vote for her over any possible Republican rival.

Center For Immigration Studies Unveils Interactive Map Of Immigrant Removals By County.  The interactive map, created by CIS experts Jessica Vaughan and Byran Griffith and released Wednesday [5/6/2015], reveals the counties with the most removals were Los Angeles County, CA with 35,750 removals, Maricopa County, AZ with 27,361 removals, and Harris County, TX with 25,564 removals.