Anchor Babies and the Use of Children
for Emotional Leverage to Expand Immigration


Introduction:
Liberal Democrats have a tradition of using emotional appeals to overcome sound reasoning.  There is currently a flood of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S., most of whom are either unaccompanied minors, gang members posing as minors, or women intending to give birth to an "anchor baby" on U.S. soil, to facilitate the immigration of the rest of the family.  To counter the arguments made by citizens who would prefer to see immigration laws strictly enforced (by the Army, if necessary), the Democratic Party is pretending to bend immigration law "for the children," even if it bankrupts this country.  The Democrats' plan, evidently, is to import as many needy individuals as possible, sign them up for Obamacare and food stamps, and eventually arrange to give the newcomers full citizenship -- at which time they will be expected to vote Democrat for the rest of their perpetually dependent lives.


Background:
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.

Nearly 30% of illegal immigrant children at border have ties to MS-13 or other gangs.  Nearly 30 percent of the illegal immigrant children the U.S. is currently holding in its secure dormitories have ties to criminal gangs, the government revealed Wednesday [6/21/2017], suggesting the Obama-era surge of Central Americans has fed the country's growing problem with MS-13 and other gangs.  Federal officials refused even to guess at the true scope of the problem, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that they can give only small snapshots of what they see.  But they said the devastation on communities across the country is clear:  killings and chaos, particularly among other immigrants — both legal and illegal.

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's reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base.  The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday [6/8/2017] that underscore a major reversal for President Trump.  The decision has enraged the president's conservative base, which hoped he would make good on his promise to revoke the policy, known in governmentspeak as DACA.  But immigrant rights advocates, who were harshly critical of Mr. Trump during the campaign, said he deserves some credit for defying his right wing and keeping the program intact.

DHS Secretary Kelly says he's not deporting Dreamers, suggests Congress grant full legalization.  Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Wednesday that his agents are not actively trying to deport illegal immigrant Dreamers approved for tentative status President Obama's 2012 deportation amnesty, and suggested Congress should find a way to grant them full legalization.  Mr. Kelly declined to take a position on whether the program is legal, saying only that he's heard from both sides of the debate over the amnesty program, known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  "We are not, not, not targeting DACA registrants right now," Mr. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Mexican National Living In GA Has Dreamer Status Revoked For Lying To Police.  Immigration and Customs enforcement officials said a former Kennesaw State student who was formerly protected as a dreamer had her protection revoked because she deceived law enforcement.  Jessica Colotl, a Mexican national in the country illegally was formerly protected under an Obama-era program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order.  ICE said she lost that protection when she confessed to a felony charge.

The DACA Betrayal.  During the presidential campaign, President Trump said he was going to end President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty, DACA, on "day one."  Then candidate Trump was also forceful in pushing back against those who constantly gave these maudlin tributes to "Dreamers," saying that it was about time Americans started talking about the dreams of their own children.  Well, we are well past day one.  Donald Trump has not done anything on DACA.  Worse, he is now signaling that he is never going to do anything.

USA Today Caught Lying About "First Protected Dreamer Deported".  If you read the USA Today report of Juan Manuel Montes being deported you might believe their headline:  "First Protected Dreamer Deported Under Trump": [...] However, the U.S. Border Patrol presents an entire divergent set of facts to the Daily Caller.

DHS says Dreamer deportation valid; caught hopping border fence.  There's been a lot of confusion and argument over the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old Mexican-born man who entered the United States illegally as a child but received legal protection under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

DREAMer lost DACA status when he illegally tried to reenter country, feds say.  According to U.S. officials, Juan Manuel Montes-Bojoquez had twice been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provided the 23 year old a permit to work or attend school here legally.  Montes worked in California as a farmworker but hoped to attend community college to become a welder.  As a condition of that permit, however, Montes was required to stay in the U.S. or seek approval to leave.  Officials say Montes violated those terms when he returned to his native Mexico then tried to sneak back into the U.S. on February 19 by scaling a fence in Calexico, a small town east of San Diego.

'Dreamer' Repeatedly Molested 7-Year-Old Girl in North Carolina.  A 19-year-old Raleigh man was charged early Wednesday with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child between Dec. 1 and Monday [4/3/2017].  Detectives who investigate sex crimes charged Douglas Benjerman Henriquez-Martinez after questioning him at their offices on Green Dairy Road, records showed.  Police said the victim in the case was a 7-year-old girl who already knew Henriquez-Martinez.  Henriquez-Martinez was 18 at the start of the period police listed in the charges.

Immigrants' Children Assimilating To Gangs.  When advocates of immigration controls suggest that legal immigrants and their children "assimilate" to the United States, they usually mean acquiring a working knowledge of the U. S. Constitution.  Unfortunately, it may be easier for these kids to acquire a working knowledge of gang warfare.  "There are problems with assimilating to the gang culture," Paul Skerry, a political science professor from Boston College, said at a panel discussion organized by the Center for Immigration Statistics (CIS).

An Estimated 36,000 Illegal Immigrants Have Received Amnesty Under Trump, As He Reneges On Promise.  Obama also launched Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), which is an amnesty for illegal immigrant parents of American citizen children, however, this has been blocked from implementation by court decisions.  President Trump said during an August speech in Phoenix that he will "immediately terminate" Obama's "illegal executive amnesties," but he has yet to do so.

What Does It Take to Declare a School 'Unsafe'?  [Montgomery County, Maryland] citizens have since learned that an illegal immigrant can be 18 years old, enroll in the public schools, undergo no background check, and because they have no verifiable high school credits, automatically be enrolled as a freshman, putting them in the same classes as 14 and 15-year-olds.  Under the law, the school cannot ask about the student's immigration status; the school system chooses to not perform background checks on incoming students.  In this light, the shock is not that this happened, the shock is that this hasn't happened until now.

Anchor Baby Raped 14-Year-Old Girl, Allowed to Bond-Out.  Gabino Vargas-Perez was a junior at Central High School when a 14-year-old girl told police he raped her.  He posted $5,000 bond and then disappeared.  Prosecutors said Vargas-Perez, 20, is a legal U.S. resident, but his parents are in Guatemala.  The victim's family says the damage has been done, and now they fear justice will never be served.

High School Rapists Entered U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children, Lived in Sanctuary County.  The teenage illegal immigrants charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Maryland public high school last week entered the United States under an Obama program that's accommodated tens of thousands of Central American youths who crossed the Mexican border.  The administration coined them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and portrayed them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland.  Most are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and the influx has overwhelmed border agents, government health agencies and military bases that serve as shelters not to mention public schools nationwide.

Are alleged Rockville rapists Unaccompanied Alien Children?  That is the question I have about the story you can't possibly have missed over the last day or two.  Were the pair (one from Guatemala and the other from El Salvador), who are behind bars in Maryland for dragging a 14-year-old girl into a boys bathroom and raping her considered 'refugees' by the Obama Administration that would have been in charge of them if they turned themselves in at the border as part of the flood of 'children' that invaded our border for years during the Obama presidency, so-called UACs?  Keep an eye out for any news about whether they were actually under the protection of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Dreamer Charged with Murder of Two Teens in Colorado.  A 19-year-old man was booked on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of two teens who were found dead on the side of a Colorado road, authorities said.  Gustavo Marquez, 19, was also charged with aggravated robbery and child abuse resulting in the deaths of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.  The victims' bodies were found on the side of a road about 15 miles from their Colorado Springs high school.

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.

Immigrant children who cross border alone find themselves in Chicago shelters.  Nearly 60,000 children came across the border without their parents during the fiscal year ending in September, according to the Administration for Children and Families.  Thousands landed in Illinois, where 2,300 kids last year were placed by the agency in juvenile detention centers, called shelters, as they awaited a decision on whether they'd be released to relatives in the U.S., remain in detention or be deported.

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 to Publish Weekly List of Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens in Sanctuary Cities.  Any attempt to get the illegal immigration situation under control will result in the media bringing out its big guns:  tearjerker stories about the put-upon victims, impoverished urchins with their daddies dragged away in chains by the Stormtroopers, leaving one and all with the certitude that only a total monster would enforce immigration law.  For once, those defending America are fighting fire with fire.

Trump eviscerates Obama's immigration policy in two executive orders.  With a couple of strokes of his pen, President Trump wiped out almost all of President Obama's immigration policies on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for his signature wall along the Mexican border, unleashing immigration agents to enforce the law and punishing "sanctuary cities" that try to defy federal law and thwart his deportation surge.  Left untouched, for now, is Mr. Obama's 2012 deportation amnesty that is shielding more than 750,000 Dreamers.  But most of Mr. Obama's other policies, including his "priorities" list that protected almost all illegal immigrants from deportation, are now gone.

President Trump Does Not Need To Take Immediate Action on DACA.  There are multiple voices raising concern about President Trump not taking immediate Executive Action to reverse former President Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.  To those voices this message is intended.  Now is not the time to address DACA.  The UniParty and the UniParty friendly media are trying to bait President Trump into jumping into a politically charged issue they will use to slow, if not destroy, the larger agenda.

Trump makes his priorities clearer, and deportation of young immigrants has fallen off the list.  President Trump signaled Monday [1/23/2017] through a flurry of directives and pronouncements that he will put a priority on remaking U.S. trade and tax policy, even as he quietly backed away from a pledge to end protections for nearly 750,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  The moves punctuated a busy first weekday for Trump's White House.  He also banned funding for groups overseas that refer women to abortion clinics and froze most federal hiring, in between meeting with business leaders and lawmakers.

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.

Obama told Trump NOT to deport 'dreamers' — illegals who were brought here as children.  President Obama has made an emotional pitch to President-elect Donald Trump not to reverse his executive actions that have shielded immigrants brought here illegally as children from deportation.  He told Democrats in a closed door meeting he felt strongly about the issue in personal terms, and apparently has made a similar appeal to his successor.  The issue is politically fraught and was central to Democratic appeals to Hispanic voters in their opposition to Trump's election.

Here We Go!  Republicans In Congress Turn On Trump — Make Move To Stop Border Wall.  And here come the charging RINOs!  Intent on stopping President-elect Donald Trump from building a wall on the border.  You'll recognize the names... it's the same [people] every single time:  Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski.  They join Turban Durbin on drafting a measure that would allow illegal alien children to stay in the US.  Uh, no.  In this particular instance, the sins of the father and mother are the sins of the child.  You cannot justify breaking the law because they are children.  They should stay with their family in their country of origin until they come here legally... the right way... through the front door, not the back.

Fearing Trump crackdown, "dreamers" advised to end travel.  Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are not traveling abroad when Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20.

ICE spends $100 million ferrying illegal immigrant children around U.S., watchdog says.  Government figures obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute through an open records request show Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in 2014, with most of that going to the cost of airplane flights to shuttle the children among government agencies, to relatives here in the U.S. or back to their home countries — if they're deported.  At that rate, ICE will spend about $4.5 million flying just the children nabbed at the border in October, and somewhere north of $100 million since the surge began in earnest in 2014.

Senators move to protect 'Dreamers'.  A bipartisan pair of senators is filing legislation that would extend legal status for undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.  Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rolled out legislation on Friday [11/9/2016] to try to provide an assurance to such people in case President-elect Donald Trump nixes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  They're calling it the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow Our Economy Act, or BRIDGE Act.

Hundreds of immigrants released from Texas detention centers.  Hundreds of female and underage immigrants were released from detention centers in Texas after a state judge ruled that such sites could not legally house children, an immigrant advocacy group said Tuesday [12/6/2016].  The 470 detainees were being held at two privately-run detention centers, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which confirmed their release.

460 undocumented immigrants released from Texas family detention centers.  More than 400 women and children were released from two Texas immigration detention centers over the weekend, after they were found to be holding families in violation of Texas law.  "They were shoved out in a really rushed manner," Amy Fischer, policy director at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), told the Los Angeles Times.  The 460 immigrants were bused to a RAICES facility in San Antonio.  They came from the only two detention centers in the state — the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City and the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley — that have been licensed to hold children, but a state District Court judge, Karin Crump, on Friday [12/2/2016] invalidated those licenses.

Exclusive: Feds Refuse To Divulge Records Of Assaults On Orphaned Immigrant Children In Their Care.  Despite reports of rapes and other sexual assaults, federal officials refuse to divulge any information to the public about the safety of orphaned Central American children in facilities run by third-party contractors, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  Charges of child abuse and sexual assault have dogged the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) since it admitted in a 2014 Freedom of Information Act response to the Houston Chronicle that there were 101 "significant incident reports" of sexual abuse of unaccompanied children in the contractor facilities.

Only 30 Percent of Aliens Admitted Under Obama "Minors" Program Are Minors.  Only 480 (or 30 percent) of the 1,600 aliens who have traveled to the United States under the Obama administration's Central American Minors (CAM) program are actually minors — that is, under the age of 18.  The State Department provided these figures in a November 30 e-mail to MRCTV, a hosting site sponsored by the Media Research Center.  The report from State also noted that, so far, more than 10,600 Central Americans from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have applied for refugee status or humanitarian parole under the CAM program.  The State Department posted a fact sheet from its Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on November 14, 2014, explaining that the United States was "establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States."

Feds raid Medicare, AIDS, cancer, flu accounts to fund care of illegal youths.  The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255 a day.  HHS is trying to come up with $167 million to fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is accepting the youths, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

195 Per Day — Feds Release 6,051 Illegal Immigrant Kids Into US In Single Month.  More than 6,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended by immigration authorities were released into the United States last month, according to new government data.  The first month of this fiscal year, October, saw 6,051 unaccompanied minors — or an average of about 195 a day — released to sponsors living in the U.S., according to figures released this week by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  Most sponsors are family members and in the country illegally themselves.  Nearly every state in the union received unaccompanied minors last month — the only states that did not were Vermont, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

Implementation of a Law to Protect Trafficking Victims Has Become a Public Safety Issue.  More than 80 percent of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) arriving illegally from Central America have been placed with sponsors who are living in the United States illegally.  Monitoring by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is responsible for placing the UACs, is impotent and virtually non-existent.  A recent telephone follow-up program yielded contact with only 56 percent of children placed with sponsors.  Communities where UACs have been placed have seen a rise in violence associated with MS-13, a transnational gang rooted in El Salvador.  According to law enforcement agencies and community representatives, the newly arrived UACs are being recruited and threatened into joining the gang. [...] The record of mismanagement of the TVPRA placements by ORR generates concerns that the impending wave of Syrian refugees will be handled with the same strategy, exacerbating the homeland security risk.

MS-13 surging with influx of youths crossing border, 92% arrested illegal.  The Latin American crime network MS-13, noted for machete attacks and schoolyard slayings, is using President Obama's loose immigration policies to recruit illegal youths across the border and into towns including Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami and San Francisco, according to a new report out Friday [11/4/2016].

Feds: 275,000 born to illegals in one year, would fill city the size of Orlando.  Moms in the United States illegally gave birth to 275,000 babies in 2014, enough birthright U.S. citizens to fill a city the size of Orlando, Florida, according to an analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics.  The data showed that newborns to illegals accounted for 7 percent of all births in 2014, according to the analysis from the Pew Research Center.

Pope Francis denounces forced repatriation of unaccompanied minors.  Pope Francis has denounced the forced repatriation of unaccompanied children migrants who flee wars and poverty, saying countries should try to meet their needs rather than return them to uncertain futures back home.

"Family Units" Entering U.S. Via Mexico Doubles, Unaccompanied Minors Up 52%.  While the nation is absorbed with presidential election theatrics, the Obama administration continues letting huge amounts of illegal immigrants to pour in through the southern border and the latest figures released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are incredibly chilling.  The number of family units apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2016 nearly doubled from the previous year, according to updated information released by the agency.  The majority of these illegal border crossers will remain in the country under Obama's special refugee and family reunification programs.

Obamacare firm fined over taxpayer-funded birth care for illegals.  A major Obamacare provider has been fined more than a half billion dollars for using bribes to cash in on illegal immigrant mothers who get taxpayer-funded Medicaid birth services, according to the Justice Department.  Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare agreed to pay $513 million in the bribery scandal.  According to Justice, Tenet and two subsidiaries paid Hispanic health care providers to refer pregnancy cases to their hospitals, where they could run up the Medicaid tab by calling the maternity cases emergencies

Details: New Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Into U.S..  Border Patrol officials say it's actually worse this time around, with Texas' Rio Grande Valley as the epicenter.  More than 54,000 have already been processed since August, compared to more than 66,000 in all of 2014.  Chris Cabrera of the National Border Patrol Council said that people who make it across are being released into the U.S. and word is traveling back to Mexico.  "They don't know what tomorrow will bring, but they know today they can cross," he explained.

Citizenship for sale?  NJ hospital courts Russians for 'birth tourism'.  For a pregnant woman in Russia, the sales pitch from one New Jersey hospital is alluring:  Spend upwards of $10,000 to deliver a baby in a U.S. facility where mother and child will receive superior medical care.  Within the fine print is the greatest benefit of all — American citizenship for the newborn and all the privileges that come with it.  "Childbirth in New York is the best investment in the future of your family!" reads the Russian-language AmeriMama website.

More than 127,000 child refugees expected to enter the U.S. by end of 2016, group says.  A research group estimates that the United States will see an influx of more than 127,000 children entering the country from abroad this year as either refugees or unauthorized migrants, up from less than 100,000 last year.  Child Trends, in a report being released Wednesday, projected that about 37,500 children will be designated as refugees and 90,000 will enter the country without authorization, with or without a parent.

Clinton campaign enlists undocumented 'Dreamers' for voter registration drive.  Hillary Clinton is enlisting undocumented "Dreamers" into a new voter registration drive aimed at signing up sympathetic voters with warnings that Donald Trump's immigration plans could result in their deportation — though the Dreamers themselves cannot legally vote.  Clinton's national voter registration program, called "Mi Sueño, Tu Voto/My Dream, Your Vote," was announced Sunday [8/14/2016], on the four-year anniversary of the 2012 order that temporarily shielded from deportation some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Clinton Campaign Launches Voter Registration Effort Led By Illegal Aliens.  The Hillary Clinton campaign on Sunday [8/14/2016] announced a voter registration effort led by illegal immigrants on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive action to protect illegal aliens from deportation.  According to a statement the campaign launched "'Mi Sueño, Tu Voto' (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November."

Why Clinton is enlisting undocumented immigrants who can't vote.  Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Sunday [8/14/2016] that they would be recruiting a so-called "DREAMers," undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, to help with the campaign.  But since "DREAMers" are undocumented, they're not allowed to vote.  The name "DREAMer" comes from the so-called DREAM Act, a legislative proposal that has been repeatedly been introduced in various forms since it was first proposed in 2001.  DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors.  While each version of the legislation that has been introduced has varied considerably in details, all versions of the act would provide an easier path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children as long as certain qualifications are met.

Illegal Alien Nets $300,000 Scholarship From U. of Chicago.  The University of Chicago has awarded an illegal immigrant nearly $300,000 in scholarships to attend the prestigious private institution in the fall.  David Rodriguez (a pseudonym used for security purposes) fled to America from Mexico with his family when he was five years old, eventually settling in Tennessee — a state notoriously opposed to open-border immigration policies.  Accordingly, Rodriguez was rendered ineligible for in-state tuition costs, but was able to apply for certain scholarships in other states under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which grants students from illegal immigrant families temporary visas to remain in America for college.

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."

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.

Obama:  Illegals Are American In Every Way, But On Paper!  This is hilarious!  Last week I was listening to a Dreamer (Anchor Baby) talk about how they worried every time they left home, they had a huge fear when the phone rang, he would hear his parents were being deported.  If that's the case why are they here?  They are illegal as the Dreamers are anchor babies.  If you listen to Obama speak about it below, he's already given them American citizenship, except on paper.

Illegal immigrants kidnapping children to sneak into U.S. as 'family units,' feds say.  Illegal immigrants are kidnapping children and bringing them across the border, hoping to appear to be families so they can take advantage of lax enforcement policies, the Obama administration told a federal appeals court on Tuesday [6/7/2016].  Leon Fresco, a deputy assistant attorney general who handles immigration cases, made the stunning claim as he defended the administration's policy of detaining illegal immigrant parents and children caught traveling together as they jump the border.  After a federal judge last year ordered the families quickly released, Mr. Fresco said it's served as an enticement for kidnapping.

Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States.  The constant flows of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally crossing the border from Mexico to the United States have been met with rather welcoming measures by this administration.  After trying to fit them under the trafficking umbrella, the U.S. government opted to treat these children as potential refugees.  Given the limited scope of the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program, new mechanisms are being developed with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to process these children in the region and then fly them directly to the United States.  The question remains:  Why bring these "child refugees" here since UNHCR, among others, stresses family reunion or placement in a family from the child's own culture?  Unless, of course, family members are already in the United States and this entire process is nothing but a disguised vehicle for family reunification.

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.

New York will allow some undocumented immigrants to teach and practice medicine.  The state of New York will allow some undocumented immigrants to teach and practice medicine after the state's licensing board voted Tuesday [5/17/2016] to accept applications from immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.  The action by the Board of Regents will open up new opportunities for thousands of people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA — status.

Obama budgets $17,613 for every new illegal minor, more than Social Security retirees get.  President Obama has budgeted $17,613 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, according to a new report.  The total bill to taxpayers:  $1.3 billion in benefits to "unaccompanied children," more than double what the federal government spent in 2010, according to an analysis of the administration's programs for illegal minors from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The average Social Security retirement benefit is $14,772.

American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18.  There are 55.3 million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures.  A new analysis from the Pew Research Center, found that the vast majority are of "Mexican origin," and most of the younger Latinos were born in the United States to immigrants.  Hispanics represent over 17 percent of the total U.S. population and 21 percent of all millennials, said Pew.

Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally.  The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.

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Map: Number of Immigrants and Their Minor Children.  The Center recently released an analysis of December 2015 government data indicating that more than 61 million immigrants and their American-born children under age 18 now live in the United States.  The numbers represent a complete break with the recent history of the United States.  As recently as 1970, there were only 13.5 million immigrants and their young children in the country, accounting for one in 15 U.S. residents.  CIS has produced two interactive maps from the report, creating a state level graphic of the number of immigrants by share in the years 1970, 2000, and 2010 as well as a state level growth of immigrants and their minor children.


61 Million Immigrants and Their Young Children Now Live in the United States.  A new analysis of government data from December 2015 indicates that more than 61 million immigrants and their American-born children under age 18 now live in the United States; roughly three-fourths (45.3 million) are legal immigrants and their children.  While the national debate has focused on illegal immigration, the enormous impact of immigration is largely the result of those brought in legally. [...] With some 45 million legal immigrants and their young children already here, should we continue to admit a million new legal permanent immigrants every year?

Clinton, Sanders Promise Not to Deport Children or Most Other Illegal Aliens.  Using the exact same words, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders said they "will not deport children" — or most other illegal immigrants — from the USA.  In fact, both candidates said they are willing to go further than President Obama has gone to keep more illegal aliens in the country.  At another debate Wednesday night, this one hosted by The Washington Post and Univision, Clinton said she has been "consistent and committed to comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship" for many years.  She also promised to introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship in the first 100 days of her presidency.

Report: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Residents Now an Immigrant or Under 18 Child of an Immigrant.  More than 61 million immigrants and their U.S.-born children under the age of 18 now reside in the United States, according to a new Center for Immigration Studies analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.  The CIS report estimates that of the 61 million total, three-fourths or 45.3 million, are legal immigrants and their children.  The remaining 15.7 million are illegal immigrants and their children.

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.

Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System.  Throughout the debate over birthright citizenship last year, we were told by the liberal elites in both parties that foreign nationals have the right to violate our sovereignty, drop an anchor baby in our country, assert jurisdiction, and unilaterally demand citizenship and welfare on the taxpayer dime.  At its core, the anchor baby strategy is designed to legitimize an illegitimate entitlement to other people's sovereignty and money, absent their consent.  In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of our economic system.

Amarillo balks at more Mideast refugees.  As Texas officials spar with Obama administration lawyers over refugee resettlement, Amarillo is building Muslim "ghettos."  Under federal refugee programs, the North Texas town has become home to more than 1,000 Mideast migrants — giving Amarillo the highest refugee ratio in the country.  "Our education system is overloaded with kids who can't speak English.  We have something like 22 languages spoken in our schools," said William Sumerford, a local taxpayer activist.

More than 808,000 Children of Immigrants Turn 18, Eligible to Vote Each Year.  Nearly a million U.S.-born citizen children of immigrants are turning 18 each year and will be eligible to vote, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data issued this month by the Center for Immigration Studies.  In a short assessment of the overall totals of immigrants and their citizen children in the U.S., CIS's Steven Camarota reports that in 2014 there were 42,235,749 immigrants in the U.S., and 16,773,337 U.S.-born children under the age of 18 had either an immigrant mother or father.  This means, combined, there are are 59,009,086 immigrants and their U.S.-born children in the U.S.

Illegal Immigrants Fight for Their Babies' Birth Certificates.  A federal judge has refused to stop Texas from withholding the birth certificates of children born in the U.S. to mothers who are illegal immigrants.  But he has also called for a full court hearing to determine if the civil rights of these newest U.S. citizens are being violated by the policy.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman's ruling that the Texas Department of State Health Services can continue denying birth certificates to "undocumented" immigrant families' U.S.-born babies if their identification doesn't meet Texas standards "an important first step in ensuring the integrity of birth certificates and personal identity information."

13 reasons why we should not admit Muslim 'refugees'.  [#7] The number we admit will increase exponentially in a year or two:  Once approved for refugee status invaders can petition to bring immediate family members.  And they do.  And not just one or two (though that would be bad enough), but often as many as eight family members.  This increases the base number initially admitted dramatically from, for example, 200,000 (which is 200,000 too many) to nearly 2,000,000.

Why We Should Have a Debate on Birthright Citizenship.  Each year, 10 percent of all births or almost 400,000 children born are to those who are unlawfully in the United States.  Given the more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the country today, this number is likely to continue.  These children automatically receive many of the same rights and privileges as United States citizens despite their parents' illegal status.  Birthright citizenship bestows on these individuals billions of dollars in federal benefits each year in the form of Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, refundable tax credits, nutrition and housing assistance, and eventually work authorization.  Of course, taxpayers foot the bill.

Students go berserk after conservative club uses term 'anchor babies'.  A recently approved Young Americans for Freedom student club at Gettysburg College made quite a debut on campus after its recruitment fliers used the term "anchor babies" and asked of abortion "do you enjoy hugging babies vs killing them," among other statements.  Shortly after posting the literature, left-leaning peers at the small liberal arts school — a tight-knit community next to the historic Civil War battlefield — went berserk.  They tore down YAF's flyers and vandalized them with swastikas and curse words, according to pictures and student interviews.

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Why is every small town called a "tight-knit community" in the press?

Birth tourism booms in California despite federal crackdown.  A bill that would end birthright citizenship in the U.S. is gaining steam in Washington, thanks to the Republican Presidential campaign.  It targets a controversial underground industry known as birth tourism, pregnant foreign women traveling to this country just for the purpose of delivering American citizen babies.

Asian women pay $4,000 a month at 'Birthing Hotels' in CA to have kids with U.S. citizenship!  One of the lesser discussed ways that the birthright policy of America is abused is by pregnant women from mostly Asian countries that come here to birth children that gain automatic citizenship.  The practice is known as "birth tourism."

Birthright Citizenship: re "anchor babies" citizens?  This paper is on the first sentence of the 14th Amendment:  "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."  Had the clause, "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof," not been added, our problem would be simple.  All persons born in this country would be citizens.  But the clause was added, and it was not just a prefatory clause — it was a limiting clause, and its meaning determines the question on anchor babies, which refers to children born in this country to illegal aliens, or immigrants as the liberals prefer to call them.  The anchor part came about because many thought the child gave the family a foothold or means of entry into the country for the parents.  So how do we determine the meaning of the clause, "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof"?

Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households.  This report is a companion to a recent report published by the Center for Immigration Studies looking at welfare use by all immigrant households, based on Census Bureau data.  This report separates legal and illegal immigrant households and estimates welfare use using the same Census Bureau data as that study.  This analysis shows that legal immigrant households make extensive use of most welfare programs, while illegal immigrant households primarily benefit from food programs and Medicaid through their U.S.-born children.  Low levels of education — not legal status — is the main reason immigrant welfare use is high.

Two of Three Illegal Immigrant Households Dependent on Welfare Payments.  Steven A. Camarota, writing at the Center for Immigration Studies, has some astoundingly useful data to help inform the 2016 Presidential election.  Using Census Bureau data, a comprehensive study examined welfare use by all immigrant households.  The executive summary:  roughly two of every three illegal immigrant households are dependent on one or more types of welfare payment.  And more than half are on Medicaid.

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That might be good news.  Consider this:  If welfare payments to illegal aliens were abruptly cut off, two thirds of them would have a huge incentive to leave the country.  Who says 11 million immigrants can't be deported overnight?  They'll deport themselves when the gravy train stops delivering free stuff!

The Constitution Still Doesn't Grant Birthright Citizenship.  If one were being a stickler, one might recall the two centuries during which the children of slaves were not deemed citizens despite being born here — in fact, despite their parents, their grandparents and their great-grandparents being born here.

Birthright Citizenship Opponents Should Not Rely on 14th Amendment Congressional Debates.  [Scroll down]  Even if Senator Howard did mean to exclude all foreigners, the congressional debates show that others disagreed with this interpretation.  Senator John Conness of California, another supporter of the amendment, specifically claimed it would grant citizenship to children of resident Chinese.  No one contradicted him.  Moreover, participants in the congressional debates were focusing on tribal Indians, especially those in the territories, not foreigners.  The amendment's proponents argued that Indians were outside U.S. jurisdiction because they were subject to their own governments and therefore were not directly subject to the jurisdiction of U.S. courts.  Senator Trumbull's comment was made wholly in this context; there is no evidence that he was referring to foreigners.

U.S. Taxpayers Bear the Weight of Anchor Babies.  Hillary Clinton scolded Donald Trump for using the term "anchor babies" to describe birth tourism among Hispanic illegals, arguing that they should just be called "babies."  Actually, they should be called "welfare babies."  According to a Center for Immigration Studies report, a whopping 75% of Mexican and Guatemalan legal and illegal immigrants with children are using federal welfare programs.  Primarily they are exploiting Medicaid and the food-stamp and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.  Only immigrants from the Dominican Republic use welfare at higher rates.

Census Department: Anchor Baby Delivered Every 93 Seconds.  One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study.  This means that one anchor baby is delivered every 93 seconds, based on the 2008 census data analyzed by the Pew.  The huge number of foreign children born on U.S. soil — roughly 340,000 per year — is also an economic imposition on Americans, who pay taxes to help raise, feed, and educate those children of illegal migrants.  Eventually, those 340,000 U.S.-born foreign children can join the U.S. workforce and compete for wages against the roughly four million children of U.S. parents that enter the slow-growing U.S. economy each year.

The Children of Illegal Immigrants Are Not Born American Citizens.  Let's understand what the original intention of the 14th amendment was, which was to grant American citizenship to former black slaves and their children, and to prevent these newly freed citizens from being denied citizenship rights by certain of the southern states.  That's it.  This was made clear by Sen. Jacob Howard, who authored the amendment in 1866, who clearly provided the intent for this section of the amendment, [...] Indeed, Howard's statement appears to be quite all-encompassing — if taken at face value, it would appear that he did not even intend the 14th amendment to grant citizenship to the children of foreign nationals here legally, much less to those here illegally.

Supreme Court Mistake That Opened the Door to Birthright Citizenship.  Advocates of birthright citizenship are finally getting their act together, moving away from commentators who are manifestly clueless on the legal arguments for and against the proposition that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to every child born in America, shifting their focus to lawyers and scholars who have seriously studied this issue and can give a serious defense of birthright citizenship — a serious defense that, nonetheless, is wrong.

Anchors Away.  At the heart of the contentious debate over "birthright citizenship" is the phrase, "and subject to the jurisdiction of."  The author of the phrase, Sen. Jacob Howard of Michigan, made it abundantly clear during Senate debates that it does not apply to alien children:  ["]It excludes not only Indians but 'persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, [or] who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.'["]  Likewise, Howard's co-author, Sen. Lyman Trumball of Illinois, said that the phrase meant complete jurisdiction:  ["]not owing allegiance to anybody else.["]  Ignoring the interpretation of the men who wrote the phrase is like ignoring Abraham Lincoln on the Gettysburg Address, preferring the scholarship of a guy who once worked for the Gettysburg Planning and Zoning Department.

The Very Real Economic Costs of Birthright Citizenship.  Peter and Ellie Yang," the subjects of Benjamin Carlson's fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, "Welcome to Maternity Hotel California," paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States.  In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 "tourist births" by Chinese couples in the United States; other estimates skew as high as 60,000.  Following Donald Trump's call for an end to birthright citizenship, and renewed attention on "anchor babies," Carlson's exposé on "birth tourism" seems to confirm that the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment works as a magnet for at least some parents across the globe.  But just how big a magnet is it?

End Birthright Citizenship Now.  President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students.  To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are "anchor babies," they have noted — correctly — that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the "anchor baby" label is inaccurate.  They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was not a magnet for illegal immigration because the parents remained deportable and were, in fact, sometimes deported.  President Obama has changed all that.

'Beware the shiny object' of birthright citizenship fight.  There are few Republicans more conservative than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan.  Cruz came to Duncan's Faith and Freedom Barbecue Monday night [8/24/2015], along with fellow presidential candidates Ben Carson and Scott Walker.  And while they were there, both Cruz and Duncan suggested that the current debate over birthright citizenship — pushed into the political conversation by Donald Trump — is a distraction from more pressing national issues.

What Did the 14th Amendment Congress Think About 'Birthright Citizenship'?  Candidate Donald Trump's recent proclamation that he is opposed to so-called "birthright citizenship" for the offspring of illegal aliens born in the United States has, like many of his campaign statements, set off hysterical paroxysms of outrage and protest.  I do not support Donald Trump for President, but much of his appeal lies in the fact that he is willing to address taboo subjects in a way that the public — tired of candidates and elected officials cowed by rigid protocols of political correctness — finds refreshing.  The topic of "birthright citizenship" is a perfect example.

Jeb Bush on Using the Term Anchor Babies: 'Give Me the Name You Want Me to Use and I'll Use It'.  During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called it "ludicrous" that some say it is derogatory for him to use the term "anchor babies" in describing an organized effort to bring pregnant women to the U.S. so that they can give birth in the country and their children will become U.S. citizens.

Jeb Bush Isn't Wrong When Claiming Asians Are Majority Of Anchor Babies.  Bush said Monday [8/24/2015] that, "Frankly it's more Asian people" who are anchor babies.  Some are now saying this is offensive, though it has been well documented that thousands of Chinese every year come to America to give birth.  The trend of Chinese women flocking to the US in order for their children to be American citizens has grown so large that there is even a Chinese romantic-comedy movie titled "Finding Mr. Right" about a Chinese woman coming to Seattle to have a baby on a tourist visa.

Media Ignores Constitutional Experts Debunking Birthright Citizenship.  Myths about birthright citizenship — promoted by liberals, embraced by establishment Republicans, and repeated by mainstream media pundits without critical examination — have been debunked by experts spanning the political spectrum.  But none of those people are being given A-list treatment by major media outlets to respond.  Instead, the voices given the biggest public platforms are commentators who lack any professional credentials on the topic, who breezily assure viewers that "of course everyone knows" that the Fourteenth Amendment confers citizenship on everyone born in this country.

Ted Cruz: Birthright citizenship "doesn't make sense".  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants to put an end to birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, proposing an amendment to the Constitution if necessary.  "I think birthright citizenship as a policy matter doesn't make sense," Cruz said in an interview that aired Sunday [8/23/2015] on CBS' "Face the Nation."  "We have right now upwards of 12 million people living here illegally.  It doesn't make any sense that our law automatically grants citizenship to their children because what it does is it incentivizes additional illegal immigration."

Not Your Father's 14th Amendment.  Many conservatives are all up in arms about talk of repealing the 14th Amendment.  But as Ms. Coulter writes, clarifying the language in the citizenship clause wouldn't require an amendment; it could be done by Congress with a simple law.  She cites the liberal Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to back that up.  Erler makes the same point:  "A constitutional amendment is no more required today than it was in 1923."  Were one of Osama bin Laden's pregnant wives to scramble across the border and give birth, her child would be an American citizen according to the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment.  Does that sound like a sovereign nation to you?

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On Citizenship, the 'Birthers' Are Right.  [Scroll down]  In United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898), the Supreme Court faced the birthright-citizenship question directly.  Ark involved a child born to Chinese parents in San Francisco.  The child left the United States for a trip but was barred from returning to the United States under the Chinese Exclusion Act.  While the parents remained Chinese citizens, the child claimed U.S. citizenship under the birthright reading of the 14th Amendment.  The Supreme Court upheld the child's citizenship by virtue of his birth in San Francisco.  While Congress could block immigration entirely or control the process of naturalization, it could not alter the right of citizenship for all born within American borders.

'Anchor Baby' Flap Shows Left Losing Grip.  [Scroll down]  The second and even less expected partisan is David Daleiden, the 26-year-old project lead of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). [...] Daleiden's videos could make a Nazi gag.  They provide visual evidence of what conservatives only imagined, namely the sausage-making side of a cause that the left embraces sacramentally.  Gun-shy just months ago, conservatives now voice their disgust openly and everywhere.  If dismembering unborn babies and trafficking in their body parts is not evil, they ask, what is?  Refusing to bake a gay wedding cake?  Flying a Confederate flag?  Calling Bruce Jenner "Bruce"?  The moral "outrage" advantage has swung sharply from left to right.  Although at first glance Clinton found the CMP videos "disturbing," she quickly realigned her rhetoric with that of her base.

Rethinking birthright citizenship.  It seems, at least at this early stage, we are embarking on a presidential election campaign about Truly Important Things, things in some ways no less vital to the nation's future than the issues that dominated the election of 1860.  Now, as then, we are discussing what it means to be an American.  And beyond that, who is qualified to be part of the conversation. [...] What we're talking about is that suddenly hot topic, birthright citizenship, and how a proper interpretation of the Reconstruction Era 14th Amendment — as opposed to the one foisted on us, almost in afterthought, through a 1982 Supreme Court decision — is fundamental to any workable, lasting fix for our messed-up immigration situation.

Mark Levin on 'Anchor Babies:' The Left Prefers 'Anchor Fetuses'.  Conservative radio host Mark Levin says the use of the phrase "anchor babies" is inappropriate, since the left would prefer the term "anchor fetuses."  "I think it's an inappropriate term," Levin said while a guest on WMAL's Mornings on The Mall.  "I don't mean to shock you, but if you're a liberal and you're politically correct it should be 'anchor fetuses'."  "Because remember, they are not babies until they're born," he continued.  "So I don't even know why we're talking about babies here.  You know, they fund Planned Parenthood, they believe in harvesting their organs.  So if you are a liberal the proper term should be 'anchor fetus.'"

Fox News, Bill O'Reilly Rush To Defend Birthright Citizenship.  Bill O'Reilly says birthright citizenship was established by the 14th Amendment, which suggests O'Reilly writes more books than he reads.  This past week, O'Reilly tried to bully Donald Trump into accepting that myth, which happens to be the biggest politically correct lie of the decade.  Shame on you, Bill O'Reilly, for not doing your homework.

Levin: 'Completely False' That Children Born to Illegals Have Constitutional Right to Citizenship.  Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin explained on Tuesday [8/18/2015] why children born in the United States to illegal alien parents do not have a constitutional right to U.S. citizenship.  "I had to watch on TV, while I was in California, some so-called experts tell us — and former Bush appointees, and a former superior court judge in New Jersey tell us — that the Constitution embraces birthright citizenship, and there's not [any] thing we can do about it," said Levin.  "Well that, of course, is completely false."

Not Hard to Read 14th Amendment As Not Requiring Birthright Citizenship — and Nothing Odd About Supporting Such a Reading.  [Scroll down]  In fact, the United States is one of the few countries in the world that confers citizenship on illegal aliens based on nothing other than the happenstance of their birth within national borders.  I am not suggesting that the laws of other countries shed light on the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment; just that birthright citizenship is rightly seen as bad policy in most of the world. [...] There are many people who believe in robust legal immigration and are open to the notion of some qualified amnesty for some categories of illegal aliens but who nevertheless think it is a terrible idea to grant citizenship automatically to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — a policy that can only encourage more illegal immigration.

Fixing the Birthright Citizenship Loophole: Myth vs Fact.  Actually, the prevailing interpretation of the citizenship clause — now used to grant automatic citizenship to children of both parents who are illegal aliens — is unconstitutional.  Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."  Everyone agrees with the basic concept of birthright citizenship as plainly stated in the first part of this clause.  But in addition to the requirement that a child be born on American soil, the plain reading of the citizenship clause adds another requirement:  "...and subject to the jurisdiction thereof..."  As we all know, there are no superfluous clauses in this tightly drafted document we call the U.S. Constitution.  Clearly, the framers were drawing some limitation beyond simply being born on American soil.  Fortunately we need not speculate about their intent.  The intent of the framers was crystal clear.  The purpose of this amendment was to overturn the Dred Scott case and ensure guaranteed citizenship to all former black slaves born in American, and likely living here for generations.  At the same time they wanted to limit citizenship to those subject to our jurisdiction, which excludes those who are not legal permanent residents of this country and certainly illegal aliens.

Jeb Bush: Birthright citizenship is "a constitutional right".  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday [8/18/2015] that birthright citizenship is a "constitutional right," casting doubt on fellow 2016 candidate Donald Trump's plan to do away with it.  "That's a constitutional right," Bush said.  "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused.  We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed."

Scott Walker Calls for End to Birthright Citizenship.  In an interview with MSNBC's Kacie Hunt, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for an end to automatic citizenship for anyone born in the United States.

Birthright Citizenship — A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment.  What's the citizenship status of the children of illegal aliens?  That question has spurred quite a debate over the 14th Amendment lately, with the news that several states, including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina, may launch efforts to deny automatic citizenship to such children.  Critics claim that anyone born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if their parents are here illegally.  But that ignores the text and legislative history of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868 to extend citizenship to freed slaves and their children.

On the 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship.  Lino Graglia of the University of Texas Law School had a law review article on it a few years back:  ["]The 1866 Act begins with a statement from which the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is derived:  "[A]ll persons born in the United States, and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States ..."  The phrase "and not subject to any foreign power" seems clearly to exclude children of resident aliens, legal as well as illegal.  The Fourteenth Amendment Citizenship Clause substituted the phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof," but there is no indication of intent to change the original meaning.[... "]

Constitution Doesn't Mandate Birthright Citizenship.  Parts of Donald Trump's immigration plan may raise serious constitutional questions, but the part that launched a media firestorm — ending birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens — does not.  The Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment does not confer citizenship on the children of foreigners, whether legal or illegal.  Media commentators have gotten this issue dead wrong.  Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano says the Fourteenth Amendment is "very clear" that its Citizenship Clause commands that any child born in America is automatically an American citizen.  That's not the law.  It has never been the law.

Scott Walker: The U.S. should 'absolutely' stop granting birthright citizenship.  GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker said Monday that children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship. [...] In the early 1990s, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced legislation that would have clarified the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and revoked birthright citizenship, a position that the Senate Democratic leader has since abandoned.

The Coming Confrontation, Part 2.  Immigration is a subject that brings out emotional tirades from all sides.  The ability to have a discussion without both sides calling each other names is almost impossible.  If everyone could calm down and look at what the law says and follow the letter of the law, it would ease a great deal of contempt held by both. [...] On liberal talk shows, the talking heads try to claim that if you want to deport illegals, you are against immigration.  They will play a shell game lumping legal and illegal immigration together.  This is just a distraction, by playing off those who chose to come here through the proper channels, they hope for sympathy for those who didn't.

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Ordered Wife To Give Birth To Anchor Babies In California.  Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman ordered his young wife, Emma Coronel, herself a U.S. citizen and daughter of another Mexican drug lord, to give birth in California to secure U.S. citizenship for his children.  The Daily Mail reports that the feds didn't thwart the Mexican drug cartel anchor baby scheme:  "Federal agents wanted to stop her, but had no formal charges to file so had to let her go free."

Obama's Peculiar View of Economics and Law.  Millions of immigrants are in America illegally, and ever conscious that Hispanic and Asian voters are critical for Democrats to keep the White House, the president is crafting an executive order to legalize and grant work permits to more than 3 million immigrants who have children with legal status here.  The Administration argues the federal government lacks the resources to identify and deport all or even most illegals but has failed to effectively partner with local law enforcement by requiring the states to demand proof of citizenship to hold driver's licenses, enroll children in school and access other services.

The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship.  [I]f progressives are serious about finding a permanent solution to the immigration crisis that will generate bipartisan support, here's a radical proposal.  How about anyone who is already here illegally, who has not broken any laws, and registers by a certain date can stay, but going forward we all agree that if you are born to parents here illegally, you can't, and neither can they.  That's right.  I'm proposing that in the interest of protecting those already here illegally from the bureaucratic nightmare and moral quagmire of deportation we agree not to allow future populations to take advantage of birthright citizenship to allow entire families to sidestep our immigration laws.

Shameless Degrading of US Citizenship Continues.  U.S. citizenship, one of the world's most precious and coveted treasures, is being diluted to near meaninglessness through poorly conceived federal policies and shameful fortune seekers who take advantage.  For too long, the U.S. has automatically but wrongly conferred citizenship on children born on American soil to non-citizen foreign national mothers, a practice abandoned by most industrialized countries.  Over the decades, that misguided largess has encouraged thousands of women to come unlawfully from worldwide points for the purpose of having citizen children.  The birth tourism industry has sprung up in recent years to take advantage of automatic citizenship.  Wealthy mothers, in advanced stages of pregnancy, come to the U.S. allegedly as tourists, but actually to give birth.

Flood of illegal immigrants pour into NYC public schools.  New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.  The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.  "It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years," says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The [New York] Post.

Obama: U.S. Taxpayers Must Pay For Illegals' Children.  Illegal immigrants will receive huge payments from American taxpayers under rules now being imposed by President Barack Obama's unilateral amnesty.  The illegals will get work-permits and Social Security cards, and will be required to pay taxes, according to Cecilia Munoz, the former immigration lobbyist who is now a top Obama aide.  That means they're part of the tax system, she said, when she was asked if the illegals would get annual payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit program.

A Frustrated, Unpopular President Working Against the People.  In an Associated Press report that reads like a statement from a defense attorney, we are told that upcoming unilateral action from the current President is not new, and in fact, that Republican Presidents have acted alone on amnesty in the past.  The article points out facts surrounding the actions by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush on the issue of legal status for illegal immigrants, but at the end, you find a big difference between Presidential actions.  First of all, after a summer crisis, the likes of which haven't been seen before, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America just showed up on our southern border in response to the President's own words, the American people have every right to reject what this President wants to do.

3000 Unaccompanied Minors in Houston Schools.  A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students.  The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970's.  The total immigrant population for HISD currently sits at 8,409 students according to a memo written by HISD's Government Relations Director Ashlea Graves.  The memo was received by Breitbart Texas from a government source wishing to remain anonymous.

The Next Border Crisis.  Last summer the southern border disappeared.  Unaccompanied minors from Central and South America surged across the Rio Grande.  Desperate parents had sent their children thousands of miles north.  The impoverished girls and boys were housed in ramshackle facilities before being sent elsewhere.  The images were heartbreaking.  They seemed drawn from a post-apocalyptic future.  And they were entirely preventable.

Leaked Intel Report: Violence in Central America Not Primary factor in Border Crisis.  An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States.

The Enterovirus D68 and President Obama's Executive Order #13295.  Back in July of 2014 we outlined how the "surprise influx" of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America was not in actuality "a surprise".  We knew it was not a surprise because the Obama Administration was specifically pre-planning for an influx a full seven months before the story began to reach the headlines: [...] Immediately we knew a few things.  First, we knew it wasn't a surprise.  Second, we know this administration never lets a crisis go to waste.  The UAC crisis was soon framed as a 'humanitarian crisis' to position a more favorable outcome for comprehensive immigration reform.  It almost worked.

Majority of voters oppose free school, lawyers for illegal children.  Voters overwhelmingly reject extending legal protections to the new illegal immigrant children who surged across the U.S.-Mexico border this year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday [10/1/2014].  Less than a third of voters say they want illegal immigrant children to be housed in their home states, and 53 percent said the children shouldn't be allowed to attend taxpayer-supported public schools.

Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This 'Crisis' as an 'Opportunity'.  Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."

Obama's 'Refugee' Designation Nothing But Politics.  As some 66,000 illegal minors, along with 240,000 larger family groups, stream across our border confident the White House won't send them back, President Obama abruptly announced a de facto amnesty for 4,000 Central American children.  He is allowing them to apply for refugee status in their home countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala without the cost of the illegal journey north.  This smacks of special-interest politics, a little perk for the Latino immigration lobby, considering that the refugee status will be offered only to those whose parents are already in the country legally.

U.S. to spend $9 million to find lawyers for unaccompanied minors in nine cities, including Dallas.  The Obama Administration announced Tuesday that it will pick up the bill for immigration attorneys who will be assigned to unaccompanied children from Central America and elsewhere who are stopped at the U.s. [sic] border.  Dallas and Houston are two of a handful of cities where the money will be spent, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a phone call to The [Dallas Morning] News Tuesday [9/30/2014].  The program starts today and will be funded with $9 million over the next two years.  In all, the funds are estimated to be enough to pay for lawyers for more than 2,600 children.

Obama administation program to give refugee status to Central American minors.  The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Schools Scramble To Help Teens Who Crossed Border.  Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions.

Local Michigan Residents Enraged over Plan to House Unaccompanied Illegal Teens in Their Town.  With thousands of unaccompanied illegal minors flooding across the U.S. border from Central America, the plan to house up to 120 of them in the town of Vassar, Michigan received a jolt Wednesday night [7/16/2014] from local community leaders and activists.  During the heated town meeting at Vassar High School, about 300 activist residents gathered to voice their concerns about a possible contract between Wolverine Human Services and the federal government to house the group of illegal teen immigrants in their community, according to watchdogwire.com.

The Democrats' War on Children.  Central American children are pawns in the Democratic Party's pursuit of political advantage through an open Southern border. [...] The Obama regime's official complicity in promoting the flow of unaccompanied, undocumented children entering the U.S. lacks the same degree of transparency associated with the civilian deaths in Mexico due to Eric Holder's Fast & Furious gun-running, the White House's involvement in the IRS Scandal, and the deaths of Americans in Benghazi.  None of the above is likely to ever be fully parsed.

Welcome To The Executive Dictatorship.  On the southern border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been converted from a policing agency to a humanitarian-aid agency, as the Obama administration encourages thousands of unaccompanied minors to flood Texas and Arizona.  Those illegal immigrants are being shuttled around the southwest and released into the general population, and told by activists that they are just months away from amnesty.

BP Agent: 70% of Agents Being Pulled Off Patrols for Paperwork.  Saturday [7/12/2014] on the Fox News Channel, Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza said that up to 70 percent of the agents are being pulled off patrolling the border to handle the administrative paperwork needed to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis of ten thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.

DHS wants $1.2 billion to cover cost of border surge.  After peaking in June, the number of children and families apprehended by the Border Patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to drop.  The Border Patrol apprehended 3,141 unaccompanied children in August, according to statistics released Monday by the Department of Homeland Security.  That number is down nearly 43 percent from the 5,501 children apprehended in July, and down 70 percent from June, when apprehensions of children hit 10,622.  In August, the Border Patrol apprehended 3,295 adults with children, down 55 percent from July and down nearly 80 percent from June's 16,329 apprehensions of adults with children, according to DHS.

Feds Planning Massive Family Detention Center in South Texas.  Federal officials are planning a new for-profit family detention lockup for immigrant children and their parents in South Texas.  The 2,400-bed "South Texas Family Detention Center" — as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is referring to it — is slated for a 50-acre site just outside the town of Dilley, 70 miles southwest of San Antonio.  The detention center is part of the Obama administration's response to the surge in children and families from Central America crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

California Gives $3 Million to Groups Providing Free Legal Aid to Illegal Aliens.  California Gov. Jerry Brown is channeling the "progressive spirit" of California in his latest act as governor.  Turns out he just signed a bill that would give $3 million in grants to non-profits that would offer unaccompanied alien minors legal counsel- which is $1 million more than what the federal government planned to give in grants nationwide.

AZ Sheriff: Border Patrol Baking Birthday Cakes.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that Border Patrol agents are making birthday cakes for the unaccompanied minors in their facilities at the same time that drug smugglers who have been deported multiple times keep re-entering the United States [...]

Report: Feds Release Far More Illegal Aliens in Texas Than Any Other US State.  Amid the border crisis, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing illegal immigrant minors onto U.S. soil.  According to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement, a total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody after being placed in a foster home.  Although foreign minors have been set free in all 50 states, Texas has received far more than any other U.S. state.  As of July 7, 4,280 illegal immigrant minors were released in Texas.

Virginia Taxpayers to Pay $20,000 for Each One of Obama's Undocumented Students.  Virginia classrooms this school year will include as many as 2,800 new undocumented children, who will cost state taxpayers $54 million.  The cost for school-eligible children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and have been released in Virginia — often to extended family members — is among the highest per-capita in the nation, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Is Anything Obama's Fault?  President Obama blamed the recent influx of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border on violence in Central America. [...] The War On Drugs has been with us since 1970.  The Wilberforce Act became law in 2008.  The murder rates in El Salvador and Guatemala were declining from 2005 through 2012.  Yet the number of children crossing the border was fairly low and steady through 2011 — a full three years after the 2008 law.  My "keen grasp of the obvious" criterion says we should be looking for things that changed in late 2011 or early 2012 for the most likely causes of the explosion in child border crossings.  Did anything change around then?  Yes, two things, maybe three, all authored by President Obama.

Feds Fly Unaccompanied Minors to Alaska.  As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil.  A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR).  While many migrants have been released in border states like Texas and California, others have been set free in Alaska.

Saying 'No' to Undocumented Minors Lands Town in Hot Water.  One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college that would have benefited from a plan to house undocumented minors.

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US.  A private, unknown company or organization proposed to state and federal authorities to build a shelter, which could house 3,500 undocumented, unaccompanied minors just outside of Clint, Texas.  The site is proposed on the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 10 and FM 1110.  KFOX 14 obtained the application form from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Monday evening [7/28/2014].

Revealed: Where 37,000 illegal immigrant children have been released to 'guardians' across America.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection says more than 66,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended after crossing the border illegally between October 1, 2013 and the end of this August — an 88 per cent increase over the last fiscal year with one month left to go.  HHS released more than 56 percent of the children to family members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands between January and July, according to information the agency sent MailOnline and shown in a map below.  In addition to the 116 shelters housing the rest, an estimated 28,000 kids, the feds have also proposed to open another 46 shelters in 27 states to help cope with the influx.

US border crisis: 'There were 150 women and children, lined up there, just waiting to be picked up'.  Illegal immigrants crossing the river that divides Texas and Mexico would once have tried to disappear into the thick vegetation on the US side to avoid arrest.  But in a striking twist to the migrant crisis that is overwhelming the US border authorities, tens of thousands of Central Americans streaming across the border are surrendering to US border officers as soon as they can.  Human smuggling gangs are spreading the word that unaccompanied minors and mothers with children escaping the gang violence and poverty of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will no longer be deported.

Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M.  A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S. at a whopping $761 million this school year — as some school systems push for the feds to pick up the tab.  The estimate comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which issued a report on the 37,000 "unaccompanied minors" — who mainly are from Central America — after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all 50 states.

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Getting "the feds to pick up the tab" doesn't help anything:  The taxpayers are still on the hook.

Attkisson: Obama Admin Refusing to Tell Congress Where Illegal Children Went.  Wednesday [9/3/2014] on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border. [Video clip]

Immigration group: Surge will cost schools $761 million.  Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have recently crossed into the United States will cost state and local governments a staggering $761 million dollars this year, a group that favors immigration reduction has calculated.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is pushing for reduced legal immigration and stronger border security, made its calculation based on federal government data indicating that more than 37,000 children who are part of the recent border surge have now been placed with families across the United States and are eligible to attend public schools.  The immigrants will cost local schools far more than other students, FAIR contests, not only because they speak little English but because most have likely had little schooling.

Judge Sets Hearings for Illegal Alien Minors — 4 Years From Now.  The revolving door of the U.S. immigration system was in constant motion Tuesday morning [9/2/2014] in Courtroom 6 of the Arlington Immigration Court, as a steady stream of undocumented alien children piled in to the small space in hopes of being granted permission to stay in the United States.  Three cases were ready to plead for asylum, and all received hearing dates set for June, 2018.  By that time, all three children — currently teenagers — will be well into adulthood.  Most of the children had shown up for a "master hearing," or a first appearance in court, and were not yet required to make an official plea.

Homeland lacks resources to both secure border, care for kids, probe finds.  Despite the Obama administration's vow to shift resources, Border Patrol agents say they are still tasked with caring for children who have crossed the border illegally, which is undermining their regular patrol duties of going after gun, drug and human smugglers.  An inspector general report finds that the Obama administration has successfully housed the children and has cleared 16 accusations of abuse that the American Civil Liberties Union lodged against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but says the administration is losing focus on border security.

Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone.  Since the border crisis began, three military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close[d].  Where were they sent?  The government isn't providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.  Of the ones that we can track down, the largest numbers seem to be going to Texas, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

2300 Illegal Alien 'Children' Sent to Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  More than 2300 illegal alien children have been sent to Nassau and Suffolk counties.  That is more than any other county in New York State.  It is not known how many illegal alien adults have also been sent to Long Island.  The transparent government has kept it a secret and our politicians don't care. [...] Many of the areas receiving these children — which includes gang youth — are being sent to Red states and Red counties that will bear the financial burden.

No "executive order" needed: Dept. of Justice finds wide-open backdoor to amnesty.  The progressive socialists and the Obama administration keep finding new ways fundamentally transform (destroy?) America.  As our kids head back to school, Obama has found another way to flood our country with more illegal immigrants from Central America.  Many of our school districts are receiving tens of thousands of "unaccompanied minor children" — aka illegal aliens — all at the cost of hard working American families.  And now, a new tactic from these master deceivers.

Pro-Amnesty Groups Sue U.S. Gov't for Pushing Illegals through 'Deportation Mill'.  The ACLU, the American Immigration Council and other pro-amnesty groups filed a lawsuit Friday [8/22/2014] against the federal government because they claim the Obama administration's policies are unconstitutional.  The groups filed on behalf of mothers and children deported from a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico for policies that would ensure "rapid deportations" and create "countless hurdles" according to the ACLU for people who illegally crossed the border.  The facility itself has also had its fair share of problems.  The center houses over 500 people and has been accused of keeping unsanitary practices.  This past summer, immigration officials halted all intake and removal practices because a resident was diagnosed with chicken pox.

Why Obama shouldn't act alone on immigration.  Congress is the only appropriate venue for adopting such sweeping changes in policy.  Obama himself has said so in the past.  An executive order affecting a small segment of children brought here by their parents is one thing.  A policy shift impacting millions of undocumented workers is quite another.

U.S. drops search for new shelter to house child immigrants.  The Obama administration has quietly abandoned its aggressive months-long search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop.  At the same time, three facilities at military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma set up as shelters are no longer housing children from Central America.  An official with the Department of Health and Human Services, which led the search for shelters, said there's been a decrease in the number of children apprehended at the border and an increase in the number of children sent to live with families or friends.

D.C. Area Schools Braced For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors.  Since the beginning of the year, nearly 40,000 Central American minors detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with their parents or relatives in the U.S.  About 6,000 of them are in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Hundreds will be attending local schools while they wait for their immigration cases to conclude, and most area school systems are gearing up to address the educational and emotional needs of these often traumatized kids.  The conference room in an Adelphi Elementary School is where Prince George's County residents enroll children who come from all over the world into the school system.  As in years past, the largest number of foreign born students come from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Immigrant Families Released to Slum Shelter.  A resident led us through the shelter on Prospect Avenue, navigating our news crew through piles of bedding visibly covered in flies, fleas and maggots.  At least eight, bedraggled children scurried into an already-crowded back bedroom upon our arrival.  NBC 7 Investigates found 16 infants, children and adults living in a three-bedroom, 2,100-square foot home with no water or food.  "It's just appalling.  They had a bed bug infestation here.  They had locks on the refrigerators and the cabinets.  There were 42 people living in this house," said a woman who identified herself as Vanessa Christian.

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Deplorable conditions, to be sure.  Hopefully the word will spread through Mexico and future immigrants will reconsider their travel plans.  As for the bed bugs, that's a problem that could be fixed overnight with a generous application of DDT.

Just Moseying Around in BHO Land.  Obama and his minions have dumped foreign illegal immigrant children into many school districts.  Apparently this administration is relying on a 1982 Supreme Court decision that "says children of illegal immigrants have a right to a public education."  The ACLU maintains that "school districts must adhere to this guidance, and meet their constitutional obligations to ensure that no child is locked outside the schoolhouse door."  Funny how that Constitution is conveniently ignored when it doesn't suit Obama.

Public schools will soon be 'majority-minority' — and that's without the help of illegal immigrants.  This impressive milestone also comes at a time when U.S. schools are preparing to admit approximately 50,000 illegal immigrant children who are entitled under the law to the same public primary and secondary schools as U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  However, what's interesting is that the influx of thousands of illegal student-age children is not the reason why U.S. schools will likely soon become "majority-minority."  No, that's because Asians and Hispanics are having more U.S.-born children.

Illegal immigrant children get first-class treatment at taxpayers' expense.  From culturally sensitive music to special meals for the lactose intolerant, the organizations the federal government is paying to house and care for the children who have surged across the border illegally are taking pains to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.  Dietitians scrutinize the menus each day to make sure they include enough whole grains but not whole milk.  Counselors offer life skills classes in Spanish, and intensive English language training, including use of the Rosetta Stone program.  Doctors and dentists treat the children at taxpayers' expense — often the first medical care of the children's lives.

Official: Second illegal immigrant wave of 30,000 coming in September, October.  A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group.  "Right now it's just too hard for them to cross, but we expect when it cools down a little bit in August or in September, October, we'll see another surge again," said Tiffany Nelms with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a key support group handling the current crisis.

Immigrant Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements.  In response to an inquiry about unaccompanied minors from one of its school divisions, Virginia's Department of Education issued a memo this month reminding its 132 divisions about their obligation to educate all children.  "In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children, VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues," says the memo distributed to the commonwealth's 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News.  The memo to Virginia's school divisions stressed the need to provide all children "equal access to an education" and highlighted the updated guidance from the Obama administration providing more flexibility on the documentation students need to enroll in public schools.

Get Ready For Denials.  Republican Rep. Todd Rokita and his Indiana delegation have been criticized for suggesting the possibility that Latin American children pouring across our southern border are carrying deadly diseases.  Some of them have already been discovered to be carrying lice and suffering from disease.  We've yet to find out what kind of communicable diseases they could spread to American children when schools across the country are forced to admit them.  Unfortunately, many people approach our recent southern border problem as a "humanitarian crisis" and hint that congressmen who want to make securing our border our No. 1 priority are, as President Barack Obama says, "mean."  Others who argue for border security run the risk of being dismissed as racists.  The Democrats are hoping that painting the Republicans as mean racists will help them with the Latino vote in November.

Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children.  The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June.

40,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children Mysteriously Vanish — Border Patrol and Executive Office Of Immigration Review's Numbers Don't Match.  Readers will note that since the word of the border crisis hit the media our research has indicated the entire construct of a humanitarian crisis for children is a ruse.  There simply are not mass influxes of Unaccompanied Alien Children.  For almost two months we have been repeating that it's all a fraud — the influx is families, or more specifically women with children.  There is no border crisis about unaccompanied alien children — period.  Sure there are "some" unaccompanied minors, but no-where near the figures that are bantered about in the media.

Schools brace for up to 50,000 migrants.  Schools across the USA are bracing for as many as 50,000 immigrant children who could start school this fall, most of them unaccompanied by their families.  "We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school support for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia.  Under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of their immigration status.

Texas Taxpayers Will Shell Out Approximately $45M to Educate Foreign Minors.  As Central American illegal immigrants continue to pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal agents are releasing tens of thousands of them onto U.S. soil.  Consequently, public schools around the nation must gear up to accommodate undocumented children.  In Texas alone, around 4,800 foreign minors have been set free — assuming these minors are not immediately deported, they will be expected to enter the public school system come fall.  Many Texans have expressed concern over the cost these minors will force onto taxpayers.  Due to language barriers, it will likely be more expensive to educate the immigrant children than it is to educate U.S. students.

Humanists Raise Funds for Unaccompanied Illegal Minors' Legal Representation.  Foundation Beyond Belief, the nation's largest humanist charity organization, launched a campaign last month to raise money for the legal representation of "child refugees who have fled poverty and violence to reach the Southern border of the United States in recent months."  Two beneficiaries have been chosen to receive these funds — Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, which focus on providing lawyers for unaccompanied illegal minors in immigration hearings.

Obama Will Drop a Nuclear Bomb on Immigraton Law.  Barack Obama has consistently refused to follow immigration law.  He has sent the message to other countries — many other countries throughout the world — that our border is porous and once you are here, we have your back.  In his speech this evening, as he wound up the U.S. African Leaders Summit at the State Department, he made it quite clear that he will violate immigration law by legalizing an untold number of illegal alien adults and children.

Governor Pat McCrory wants more information on relocated children.  Gov. Pat McCrory didn't seem to be trying too hard to hide his frustration with the federal government's response to the growing immigration crisis.  "We know we have a large Latino population," McCrory said, "but we're in the dark."  The governor said he learned last week that nearly 1,200 undocumented, unaccompanied minors had been placed in North Carolina while their cases plodded through slow moving immigration courts.

Governor Pat McCrory wants more information on relocated children.  Gov. Pat McCrory didn't seem to be trying too hard to hide his frustration with the federal government's response to the growing immigration crisis.  "We know we have a large Latino population," McCrory said, "but we're in the dark."  The governor said he learned last week that nearly 1,200 undocumented, unaccompanied minors had been placed in North Carolina while their cases plodded through slow moving immigration courts.

Unaccompanied Minors Released on Lavish Vacation Spot, Virgin Islands.  Several unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally have been relocated to and released where many U.S. citizens cannot afford to bring their own families on vacation:  the Virgin Islands.  Subsequent to being caught illegally crossing the Texas-Mexico border, more than 30,000 unaccompanied minors have been released by federal agents in states across the U.S. While the majority of the minors have been set free in large states like Texas, Virginia, and California, a Health and Human Services (HHS) document shows that four were set free in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  A spokesman from HHS verified this fact to Breitbart Texas.

U.S. closing emergency child immigrant shelters.  The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone.  It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.  A shelter in Oklahoma at Fort Sill is expected to close as early as Friday [8/8/2014], the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said.

Advocates in New York Scramble as Child Deportation Cases Are Accelerated.  Immigrant advocacy groups were rushing on Monday to prepare for special new court procedures in New York City next week that will accelerate deportation hearings for newly arrived unaccompanied children from Central America.  The advocates, who learned about the new procedures in the last several days, were trying to develop a strategy to respond to the shift, including recruiting and preparing pro bono lawyers and searching for additional financing to support their efforts.

DHS: 'Family Unit' Apprehensions Up 493% on U.S.-Mexico Border.  Statistics posted online by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show that the number of "family units" apprehended at the U.S. border with Mexico has risen from 9,350 in 2013 to 55,420 in 2014 — an increase of 493 percent.  A spokesperson for the CBP told CNSNews.com that a "family unit" for the purposes of this set of statistics is "a parent traveling with a child," and that the 55,420 total includes all adults and children who have been apprehended and categorized as a family unit.

The U.S. is Racist for not Paying for Every Child in the World.  Regardless of how you feel about fixing the border conflict, exploiting the lives of children as pawns is nothing more than a radical leftist Saul Alinsky tactic, to push through an agenda that our representative democracy has rejected.  Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, the playbook of Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberal Democrats in power today, taught the left how to undermine the successful, brilliant, longstanding representative democracy this country was founded on, in order to accomplish their unpopular, unfair and historically discredited radical agenda.

Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion.  A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation.  Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it.

Immigrant groups sue Holder over deportations.  A coalition of immigrant rights groups is suing the government to halt deportation proceedings for children that crossed the Southwest border after fleeing violence in their native El Salvador and Guatemala.  Half a dozen children are listed as plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit naming Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell as defendants.  The lawsuit seeks to block deportation of just those children, unless the government can ensure adequate legal representation.

Dem Rep Accuses Border Patrol of Deliberately Torturing Unaccompanied Children.  On Tuesday [7/29/2014], members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a hearing on the humanitarian crisis on the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.  During that hearing, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) likened the cold temperatures maintained inside the holding facilities to "torture."  Despite temperatures having reached over 100 degrees in El Paso, TX, the location of a Border Patrol holding facility, the Illinois Democrat insisted that the children were "deliberately held in really uncomfortable situations."

Migrant children and unanswered questions.  When protests began across South Carolina in response to the thousands of migrants that have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said there was nothing to worry about.  They had been assured by the federal government that while those immigrants may be an issue for other states, no one had been relocated to South Carolina.  That turned out not to be true.  At least 350 children have been relocated to the Palmetto State — and both state and congressional leaders say they were kept in the dark.

1000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Heading to Violent Chicago.  A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross-fire of gang-related grudges.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the request of the Obama administration in which he formerly served, says he is working with local organizations to make room for up to one thousand additional unaccompanied children "traveling" from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming year.

Immigrants to be Housed in 'Suites' Near San Antonio.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday [8/1/2014] will open a remodeled detention center three hours north of the Rio Grande Valley.  The Karnes City center will house women and children who entered the country illegally through the Valley.  The 532-bed facility underwent a massive renovation to house women and children.  The center housed only adult immigrants in the past.  Immigrants will be at the facility for an average of 23 days.

It's the suite life for our little friends from South of the Border.  Come to America for the safety, but stay for the amenities.  That's the message being sent to the children of Central America by the new detention center resident center just unveiled in Karnes City, Texas by ICE, which seems to be bursting with pride over the amenities being offered our guests.

The Loophole is Obama.  It's been reported everywhere — the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing.  (New York Times, July 7, 2014:  "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.")  The problem, we've been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings — or "removal proceedings."  But there is no such loophole.  The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome.

Dem Rep to Illegal Minors: 'I Felt Ashamed' of America.  Tuesday [7/29/2014] at the Congressional Progressive Caucus' Ad-Hoc Hearing on the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said she "felt ashamed" her country has handled the influx of illegal immigrant children

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They're the ones who are breaking the law, and she's the one who is ashamed.

Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children.  In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware as they wait for their deportation hearings.  Indian River has the largest hispanic population in Sussex County, and it's board members said the newcomers could mean problems for the school district.  School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.  He said there are still a lot of unknowns about the placement of these children, which he considers troubling.  "We don't know," he said.  "It's a question mark."

Obama mum on where illegal immigrant children are sheltered.  The Obama administration is concealing key details about its response to the surge of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, including where the unaccompanied minors are being sheltered and the circumstances under which some are set free inside the U.S.  Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the lack of information has handicapped their push to pass legislation to gain a handle on the surge — a debate taking place this week in both chambers.  "We're getting almost no information, and there is all kinds of conflicting information," said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who for months has been hounding the administration for answers about where unaccompanied minors, who crossed the border without their parents, are detained and released.

Mike Pence Learned HHS Was Dumping Migrant Children in His State from the Press, Not HHS.  Indiana governor Mike Pence said he first learned the federal government had placed 245 unaccompanied alien children in Indiana through media reports.  In a letter to President Obama, Pence wrote that the Department of Health and Human Services informed him that the federal government had housed hundreds of unaccompanied alien children in Indiana from January 1, 2014, to July 7, 2014, but only after reports surfaced in the media.

Indiana Gov. Calls for Timely Information on Unaccompanied Minors.  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to provide "timely and necessary information" to states about the placement of unaccompanied illegal minors after it was discovered that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent 245 unaccompanied minors to Indiana in January, but did not notify the state until seven months later.  "In Indiana last week, we learned from media reports that more than two hundred unaccompanied children had been placed by the federal government with sponsors in our state," said Pence in a letter to the president.

Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers.  With illegal immigrant leaders picketing the White House, screaming demands that President Obama include them in "any future negotiations;" with the possibly orchestrated influx of unaccompanied children from Central America jumping the U.S. border with questionable motives; and with the White House gleefully doing anything it wants and taunting the Republicans into a suicidal impeachment frenzy over the failed rule of law, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

The Top States Where Border Kids Are Released.  Since October, over 57,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The children claim asylum after they are detained by government officials.  After a sponsor in the United States claims responsibility for a child, they earn their release with court summons to an immigration court to determine whether they qualify for asylum.

Huge majority of Americans want the illegal alien kids to go home.  A new Economist/YouGov.com poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the issue of illegal alien children flooding across US borders is serious and almost as many want them deported.

Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges.  Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to appear in court in states far from where they live.

George Will Says U.S. Should 'Welcome' Illegal Children, Mocks Supporters Of Deportation.  [Scroll down]  "Well, I think Kirsten's largely right," Will responded.  "I think we ought to say to these children, 'Welcome to America.  You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans.  We have 3,141 counties in this country.  That'd be 20 per county."  "The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous," the conservative columnist went on, mocking those concerned about putting further strain on the United States' limited resources.

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Mr. Will sat next to Juan Williams, who ostensibly represents the political left, and who nodded with approval.  Maybe they should have traded places.  Yes, 20 per county would be an acceptable number if that were the end of it  — except in some rural counties where that number would increase the population by more than one percent.  (Provided the distribution was as uniform as he implied, which it would never be.)  But the current wave of illegal immigrants is not the end of the problem, just a down payment.  If the illegal aliens in the latest wave are not returned immediately to the countries from which they came, many more will follow.  That seems to be Obama's plan:  His version of the Cloward-Piven strategy.  And if these people were all 8-year-olds clutching teddy bears, that would make it easier to welcome them in, rather then sending them home at gunpoint the way Eric Holder and Janet Reno treated Elian Gonzales.  But a great number of these immigrants were violent criminals when they arrived, most or all will end up on welfare for the rest of their lives, too many of them are drunkards, and far too many will be given a license to drive, which will cost American lives and drive up the price of insurance.  Last Sunday Mr. Will somehow fell into the emotional outburst mode, for which liberals are notorious.  This issue has nothing to do with teddy bears.  It is all about the expansion of the welfare state and thus the expansion of the Democratic Party base.

At Least 30,000 More Migrants Get U.S. Classroom Seats.  American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country.  The Central American student "have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10," said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga.  "They can't turn on a computer.  They've never even seen a computer," she told the Dalton Daily Citizen.

Poll: 64% of Hispanics Back Deportations.  When this story first broke at Breitbart Texas, the media jumped all over it.  At first, it was obvious the media planned to exploit the story of 50-plus thousand unaccompanied Central American children illegally crossing our border as a way to pressure the GOP into caving on amnesty.  A new poll from Economist/YouGov shows how badly that plan backfired — even among Hispanics. [...] Only 11% want what Obama, Democrats, and the media want — which is amnesty for everyone.

GOP lawmakers fight plan to bring more illegal immigrant children to military bases.  Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over a newly announced plan to expand the use of U.S. military bases to house illegal immigrant children, warning that it will put a strain on troops and threaten military readiness.  The Pentagon confirmed this week that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to house an additional 5,000 minors at DOD facilities.  The announcement has fueled concerns that what was initially described as a short-term measure is becoming an open-ended commitment.

Group Given Nearly $300 Million To House Child Immigrants; Improperly Disclosed Lobbying.  A Texas-based organization that has been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts by the Obama administration to house illegal immigrant children not only lobbied the federal government, but also failed to properly disclose the activity.  After The Daily Caller inquired about its lobbying disclosures, BCFS, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, now says it may correct its tax forms to properly disclose its lobbying expenditures.  The Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has tapped BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services, to provide security and other services to unaccompanied children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and Ft. Sill army base near Lawton, Okla.

List of Sponsor Placements of Unaccompanied Children by State.  [Scroll down]  You see, the actual scam here is that there's not a crisis of "unaccompanied" minors or children at the border.  Sure there are lots of kids, but they are not alone — they are with mom or dad.  The Feds have created a false "narrative" of unaccompanied children.  The UAC is actually an AAF = "Accompanied Alien Family".  President Obama and the progressive political ideologues keep saying 'children' to advance the unlawful entry as a "humanitarian crisis", and avoid the illegality of the entire enterprise.

Obama just dumped 1504 illegal alien kids in NJ and won't tell us where they are.  New Jersey's new motto on the Statue of, ahem, Liberty:  "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning for Free Stuff."  Did I say "give?"  I meant dump.  Because we didn't ask for 1504 new mouths to feed.  Obama just dropped 'em off, behind our backs.

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?  Federal agencies ranging from the the Department of Health and Human Services to the Pentagon are working to address a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S-Mexico border, a problem that President Obama last month described as an "urgent humanitarian situation."  The Obama administration has estimated that the U.S. will pick up 60,000 unaccompanied children at the Southwest border by the end of September, although revised Border Patrol estimates now put the figure closer to 90,000.

Feds Pay Tuition, Child Support for Foreign Minors Sent to Massachusetts.  Teenagers caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are being transported via plane to states around the nation.  One such state is Massachusetts, where a foster care agency is currently seeking foster parents to take the minors in.  Lutheran Social Services, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is "the only program in the New England states that assists refugee and migrating youth exclusively."  The organization seeks out individuals, couples, and families willing to foster illegal immigrant minors from Latin America.

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum.  Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation's immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president.  "I just think she's a 20th century candidate," he said.  "I think she does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now."

The secret is out: 'Unaccompanied minors' are only one-fourth of illegal border-crossers.  A Border Patrol report reveals that "unaccompanied minors" are only one-fourth of the current invasion from Central America across our Southwest border.  The crossings by family units have increased almost five times faster.  This contradicts White House and media efforts to elicit public sympathy by focusing public attention on children.  Total other-than-Mexican (OTM) apprehensions were 202,951 in the Southwest Border Sector (with three-fourths of those in the Rio Grande Valley) from Oct. 1 through June 30.  Of those, 57,525 were "unaccompanied alien children."  The other 145,426 persons were among 55,420 "family units" who also crossed the border, according to the report.

The brutal Obama policy that's really driving the Border Crisis.  A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy — one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border — largely has escaped the media's notice.  This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here.  The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won't stop until conservatives learn about the obscure Obama administration policy that's deliberately driving it and reverse it.

The "anchor baby" principle in reverse:
Stopped at the border, nephew joins uncle in N.J..  When he left Guatemala, 16-year-old Jonas Cua thought the professional smugglers his family had hired would get him across the border and on a van to his uncle in Hudson County.  But he soon learned otherwise.  The smugglers, known as coyotes, told him and the other teens and children traveling with him that when they reached the United States they would be left for U.S. immigration officials to find.  And sure enough, his trip was cut short in Texas, where he was detained by Border Patrol agents.

Six Facts You Should Know About Unaccompanied Minors.  First, many minors aren't unaccompanied.  Rather, they're traveling with their mothers, some pregnant with future anchor baby citizens.  Other women crossing are of child bearing age — this bodes poorly for Americans who favor limiting population growth.  As a whole, the arriving aliens have little education, few jobs skills, and don't speak English.  Many will be dependent on social services throughout their lives.  Second, despite what the Obama administration tells you, the illegal immigrants aren't fleeing Central American violence.

Follow the money!
Massive Governmental Non-Profits Housing The Unaccompanied Alien Minors.  Previously we identified the BIG THREE large non-profit corporations getting massive grants from DHS and HHS.  These were the "faith based groups" President Obama met in Dallas 7/9/14.  They are, listed smallest to largest:
    [#3] Bronze —   U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities  $70,000,000+
    [#2] Silver —   Southwest Key Programs Inc  $122,000,000+
    [#1] Gold —   Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD)  $270,000,000+

The Obama Promise Of Amnesty Drives The Border Surge.  As the great wave of illegals continues to wash over our border, Sen. Ted Cruz puts his finger on the magnet:  President Obama's promise of amnesty — an incentive unlike any other.  'The cause of this crisis is the promise of amnesty," the Texas Republican said over the weekend.  "In 2011, there were roughly 6,000 children apprehended coming in illegally.  Then in 2012, President Obama unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who were here illegally, who entered as children.  The direct foreseeable consequence of that was the number of unaccompanied children skyrocketed."  His summary of the problem is indisputable.

A deadly enemy within exacerbating immigration crisis.  Everyone agrees that, whoever is at fault for the invasion, we haven't seen such a parade of helpless and innocent children since the Pied Piper led the kids out of Hamlin in an earlier millennium.  Some of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, with their eyes on the prize of an endless stream of prospective voters, which would ensure their control of Congress for as long as the wind blows and the rivers run down to the sea, are angry that President Obama, reluctant as he may be, is willing to talk to Republicans about revising the 2008 law that now makes it difficult to deport children who come to the United States illegally.  These Democrats want to eliminate "root causes," a vague cliche that nearly always means "let's build a bigger bureaucracy to throw money at somebody."

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis.  Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.  Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches.  As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived.  An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013.

Locals against immigrant children staying in Chicopee.  50,000 immigrants have crossed the southern U.S. border looking for a place to stay. After a proposal was announced by Governor Patrick on Friday, a good amount of them might be seeking shelter in Chicopee [Massachusetts].

Protestors do not want undocumented children in Montgomery County.  Protests continue across the country over the recent wave of undocumented people illegally entering the United States.  One of those protests were [sic] held Saturday morning [7/19/2014] in Montgomery County.

Gov's plan to shelter kids stirs health, budget fears.  Leery Chicopee and Bourne officials blasted Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to house 1,000 illegal immigrant children on one of the military bases in their own backyards — citing concerns such as the health of the hordes of unaccompanied youngsters crossing the border and whether they'll further strain cash-strapped budgets.  "We don't even know if some of these children have diseases.  We don't know if they are gang members.  We don't even know how old they are," Linda Zuern, a member of the Board of Selectmen in Bourne, said yesterday [7/18/2014].

Two-thirds of illegal immigrant children approved for asylum: report.  Nearly two-thirds of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children requesting asylum this year have had their initial applications approved, the House Judiciary Committee reported Friday [7/18/2014] in data that suggests those kids surging across the border who ask to stay will likely be able to gain admission to the U.S.  The numbers show both that the U.S. government generally believes the children are fleeing dangerous conditions that they cannot return to, and signals that it will be far tougher to deport most of the children.

"Unaccompanied Alien Children" Transfers To Your Community?  [Scroll down]  With that data, a few more search tools, some time and a little more research, we are able to identify the locations of facilities throughout the country where the HHS grants are being directed and the UAC's are being transferred/housed.  There are essentially two broad types:  Residence Care, and Transitional to Foster Care Services.

Zero: Total Refugees Admitted from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico in FY13.  According to refugee data from the U.S. Department of State, the federal government did not grant refugee protection to a single person from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico in fiscal year 2013.  Now, almost all of the unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are coming from those nations, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional Democrats have described these illegal aliens as "refugees."  In the seven fiscal years from 2007 through 2013, a mere five Guatemalans and 25 Hondurans were granted refugee status in the United States.  During that time, zero citizens of El Salvador or Mexico were granted refugee status despite increased violence in those countries in recent years.

Is it really "charity" when the federal government is using the IRS to collect the "offering"?  What follows below is a little more depth on the issue of "Faith Based" organizations and those receiving federal grants to facilitate illegal immigration.  We have received numerous requests to turn the eye of research into exactly what these organizations are.  Specifically, one group that is continually in the media stories when they describe "faith-based" organizations and subsequent assistance to illegal aliens, or unaccompanied alien children, Baptist Child and Family Services or BCFS.

We Are All Border States Now.  The federal government does not bother to inform the states on whom it's dumping these "children", many with diseases unseen in decades.  The President has appointed himself Coyote-in-Chief, express-tracking illegal immigrants from the shores of the Rio Grande deep into the country — until, as Sheriff Hodgson says, we are all border states.

Confusion over U.S. immigration policy to blame for surge in illegal children.  The surge of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the border from Mexico is being fueled by misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy rather than growing violence in Central American, according to a leaked report.  The report was compiled by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) last week.  The organization focuses on the collection and distribution of tactical intelligence concerning the southwest border and is run jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

President asks Massachusetts to shelter illegal immigrant kids.  The Bay State is being asked by President Obama to shelter some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children spilling over the nation's southern borders, Gov. Deval Patrick revealed today [7/16/2014].  "We have been asked by the administration ... to consider whether we can shelter some number of unaccompanied minors and we're trying to sort out what that number is," Patrick told reporters.

DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expressed confidence that the federal government can successfully deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border but it likely will cost billions of dollars to deal with the ongoing crisis.  In testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Johnson urged lawmakers to adopt the $3.7 billion plan proposed by President Obama, warning that revenues are running low in the Department of Homeland Security because of outlays already used to address the situation.

Feds to pay for $50 million resort for illegal alien teens.  Do you wish you were able to afford to go to a resort with pool, sauna, tennis courts, exercise room, sauna, steam room, racketball courts, and all the trimmings?  Too bad you aren't an illegal alien teenager, maybe a member of MS 13.

The $50 Million Luxury Resort for Illegal Aliens You Just Paid for Has Saunas, a Swimming Pool & Gym.  It's one thing to take care of illegal immigrants who come to America and are under the age of 18 (before sending them back), and it's another to burn through taxpayer money rolling out the red carpet.

Border Surge Makes It That Much Harder For Immigrants.  Federal projections for illegal entries of mostly Central American child migrants in fiscal 2014 have surged to 90,000, with some estimates as high as 150,000.  Meanwhile, the Border Patrol reports 421,000 adults caught at our borders in 2013 alone.  Despite feeble calls from Obama administration officials to Central Americans not to send their children to the U.S. without a visa, the surge continues.  The immigrants' and their champions' strategy is seemingly one of mass and numbers.  They seem to be betting that the sheer size of the border crossings will make it impossible for America to effectively deport anyone.  Long judicial delays will create a case for amnesty as sob stories fill the media about children and "the only country they know."  Low deportation numbers — under 10% — already support that.

Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State.  Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday [7/14/2014] that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.

First wave of deportations begins amid immigration crisis.  The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1½ years old on Monday [7/14/2014] in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America.  Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem.

Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis.  The president says a majority of the tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children flooding across the southwestern border will be returned to their home countries.  But his actions suggest that won't really happen.  Most of Obama's $3.7 billion border crisis spending request will go to the "care, feeding, and transportation costs of unaccompanied children and family groups," according to a statement to Congress by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals.  Protests from local elected officials in Maryland this weekend forced the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to cancel its plans to send illegal immigrant children to an Army Reserve center in Westminster, which is about 35 miles from Baltimore.  Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O'Malley said illegal immigrant children flooding across the border should be considered "refugees" and all be given asylum status, but after Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) publicized the federal government's last-minute plans to sneak illegal immigrant children into Maryland, there was considerable blowback.  HHS backed off, citing things like insufficient access to drinking water at the facility.

Congresswoman: Cut Foreign Aid To Pay For Children.  A Republican congresswoman from Tennessee said the U.S. should cut aid to countries that are home to thousands of children who have crossed the border illegally to pay for the cost of caring for them.

Texas lawmakers to introduce new border plan in Congress to speed up deportations of minors.  A pair of lawmakers from Texas will introduce bipartisan legislation in Congress on Tuesday [7/15/2014] to speed up the deportations of tens of thousands of Central American children who have entered the country illegally across the southern border.  Sen. John Cornyn (R) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) say their bill aims to amend a 2008 law that currently requires the federal government to provide greater legal protections to young immigrants who attempt to enter the United States from noncontiguous countries.

Governors wary of White House plan to place immigrant children with states.  State governors from both parties have reacted cooly to efforts by the Obama administration to gain their support for placing thousands of unaccompanied Central American children with friends or family members.  Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday [7/13/2014] at the National Governors Association summer meeting in Nashville.  According to those who attended the meeting, the governors expressed particular concerns about the costs to states, including that of providing public education for the children.  Burwell left the meeting through a side door without talking to reporters.

Congressman Asks: How Many Migrants Crossing Through Designated Environmental Areas to Avoid Border Patrol?  Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R) wants to know if federal environmental protection laws are making it easier for illegal immigrants to unlawfully enter the country.  After touring a detention center on Saturday where illegal immigrant children are being housed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Rep. Bridenstine asked the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) if Border Patrol agents are banned from lands protected by environmental protection laws — lands that illegal immigrants may be using to enter the United States.

It's official: Mexico [is] facilitating illegal alien invasion of US by minors.  In a very underreported story, the Mexican government inked an agreement with Guatemala that would assist citizens from Guatemala in transiting Mexico to get to the US border. [...] This is a decidedly unfriendly act by Mexico and Guatemala.  It is an active conspiracy to violate the laws of a neighboring country by facilitating the passage of people who both government know have no intention of staying in Mexico and will illegally cross the border of the US.

How to Think about Immigration.  The influx of children across our southern border is troubling.  First, because they are not all children — not by a sight — but images of children are useful for stirring emotions to muddy the policy waters.  Second, because it is not all that unusual:  As the Wall Street Journal reports, between 23,000 and 47,000 minors illegally entered the United States and were apprehended in each of the past five years; in 2013, we ordered only 3,525 deportations, suggesting that something on the order of nine in ten, or more, of minor illegal aliens — again, of the number apprehended — are allowed to stay.  The number not apprehended is very large, the number of non-minors is very large, and that is how we find ourselves with not millions but tens of millions of illegal aliens resident in these United States.

Rep. Gutierrez Blasts Senator Kirk for Suggesting Criminal Background Checks on Illegals.  The top secret operation to move illegal alien children from detention centers near the border to locations throughout the United States is continuing with the government now engaging Catholic churches to shelter the border jumpers until they can be processed and released.  The Daily Caller reports that a diocese in California is acting as a way station for the illegal children, housing them until other living arrangements are made elsewhere in the U.S.

Teen members of feared MS-13 gang [are] among child immigrants at border center and 'are trying to recruit others'.  Young members of the feared MS-13 gang are believed to be trying to recruit the unaccompanied children they are crossing the U.S. border with.  At least 16 of the youngsters being held at an Arizona border processing center have been identified as part of the gang, which has its roots in Central America.  The gang members, who admitted to carrying out torture and murder before heading to the U.S., are believed to have also used the center's Red Cross phones to communicate with criminal networks.

Surge Of Undocumented Minors Includes Pregnant Mothers.  The thousands of undocumented minors in U.S. detention facilities includes an unknown number of pregnant teenaged immigrants.  The pregnant minors have been moved into longer-term shelters operated by the Department of Health and Human Services in order to provide federally funded health care.  As many as 90,000 undocumented minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are expected to enter the United States this year.

U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils.  The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools.  While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are struggling to absorb a new student population the size of Newark, New Jersey.  More than 40,000 children, many of them fresh from violent, harrowing journeys, have been released since October to stateside relatives as courts process their cases.

Nebraska gov, Illinois senator say White House sending illegal immigrant children to their states without notice.  Elected officials in two states far from the U.S.-Mexico border have claimed that the Obama administration has resettled hundreds of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children without adequate notice and has refused to detail the exact locations where the children are being kept.  Fox News has learned that 748 unaccompanied minors have been transferred from areas near the border to the Chicago area.

Obama [is] Killing America by Simply 'Disappearing' It.  Obama is now full bore in the devious act of 'disappearing America'.  He is actively disappearing America by flooding its borders with hostile aliens posing as unaccompanied minors fleeing the violence of three Central American countries, the same violence that has always been part of those country's imprimatur.  Obama and his handlers and supporters know that if Americans are overwhelmed by the citizens of countries beyond their borders, then there is no longer a valid America.  If anything, Obama is master of the disappearing act.  Between golfing and holidaying he's rarely at the White House, from which he disappears on an almost regular basis.

Remember When Democrats Booted Parentless Hispanic Children From the U.S.?  Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled "Justice AmeriCorps," to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. [...] And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the "legal" cover for the INS to mace, kick, stomp, and gun-butt their way into the home of Elian Gonzalez's legal custodians (legal U.S. citizens and residents all) on the morning of April 22, 2000, wrench a bawling 6-year-old child from his family at machine-gun point and bundle him off to Castro's terror-sponsoring fiefdom, leaving 102 people (legal U.S. citizens and residents all) injured, some seriously.

Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'  On Friday's [7/11/2014] Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens.  Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America.

Why?   Free lunch!
Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School.  Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.  "Some of them have had gray hair and they're telling you that they're 17 years old and they have no documentation," Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor's chief of staff, tells NRO.  "If my children went to the public schools, I'd be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade."

Three Factors Contributing to the Influx of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border (with Charts).  There are probably at least three factors that are contributing to the current influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.  Let's consider them using some charts on the basic data.  Before we get started on the factors, let's note that everyone agrees the number of minors at the border has been roughly doubling every year since about 2011.

Most children crossing the border illegally will get to stay, study finds.  The vast majority of children apprehended crossing the U.S.-Mexico border end up staying in the country, a new study has revealed.  Only 3,525 the nearly 47,000 juveniles entering the U.S. illegally were deported during fiscal year 2013 by immigration judges, researchers found — and an additional 888 were permitted to voluntarily return home.

California church handing out 'travel cash' to illegals heading east.  San Bernardino Diocese spokesman John Andres told Breitbart that the church handed out "travel cash" to 14 adults and 32 children who were headed east, specifically to New York or New Jersey.  "The Catholic Church welcomed us," an immigrant named Bianca told CBS's Los Angeles affiliate.  "We are here.  We are OK."  The cash disbursements and church aid comes as protesters down the road in Murrieta continue to try and stave off any more busloads of illegals being dropped in the community.

The Obama Administration's Human Trafficking.  For all intents and purposes, the Obama administration is engaged in human trafficking.  At a Senate hearing Wednesday [7/9/2014], Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg admitted that, even if the Obama administration knew it was releasing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) to other illegal aliens, they would do so based on the "totality of the circumstances" that apparently justifies such irresponsibility.  However, when pressed by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Greenburg made it clear the Obama administration doesn't even want to know to whom they are releasing the children, disclosing the reality that HHS does "not verify the immigration status of the individual."

Obama's Psychological Tapestry.  We're facing a humanitarian crisis on our southern border, caused in very large part by the president's June 2012 order halting the deportation of young illegal immigrants.  (The number of children who have surged across the border in the last eight months is ten times what it was in 2012.)

More Military bases Asked to Provide Facilities for Illegal Aliens.  According to information provided exclusively to Breitbart through a source requesting anonymity, Major General John T. Winters has specifically requested installation support for the Department of Homeland Security to provide temporary housing to unaccompanied alien children.  The request requires bases to report any facilities across the U.S. that meet the following minimum specifications:  a 24,000 square foot building, 15 acres of land "level and clear," and access to utilities.  The information is due to be reported by Wednesday afternoon, July 9.

Flood of lawsuits to follow wave of illegal immigrants?  Illegal immigrants pouring across the border could trigger a wave of lawsuits flooding the U.S. court system for years and costing taxpayers millions, according to legal experts.  The American Civil Liberties Union has already sued the federal government to ensure that each of the 60,000-plus unaccompanied children who have come across the border since November gets taxpayer-funded representation at deportation hearings.  But legal advocacy groups who represent illegal immigrants could file additional suits alleging improper treatment at the hands of the government.

Illegals Sue Obama Admin for Lawyers.  This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), immigrants rights groups, and a prominent law firm sued the United States government in a class-action lawsuit demanding legal representation for illegal immigrant children in deportation hearings. [...] The Obama administration has requested at least $15 million to provide illegal immigrant children with lawyers in the $3.7 billion in funds they have asked for from Congress.  And the Department of Justice also announced a $2 million program to provide illegal immigrant children with lawyers.

Obama's 'Mariel boatlift'.  President Barack Obama said he will send some of the 50,000 children who illegally crossed the border back to their homes in Central America; the problem is nobody believes him.  The president has gone rogue.  Certainly John Boehner doesn't believe the president, and that is why the Republican-controlled House is blocking action on Obama's immigration-reform bill, which they call amnesty.  If Obama does not enforce border and immigration laws as written, they say, how can he be trusted to enforce new border and enforcement laws yet to be written?

Barack's Bull Run?  As for the issue of housing the illegal children, that's also being dealt with.  Although Christian pastors are banned from immigration camps, according to a couple who called Rush Limbaugh, Catholic bishops who forgot how Obama has mistreated the Catholic Church, and who probably tend toward the liberation theology way of interpreting Scripture, are pitching in by encouraging parishioners in California to open their homes to lice-ridden urchins.  But again, no need for Obama to fret — medical personnel and staff have been threatened with jail for speaking out, and the transporting of illegals to parts known and unknown is being handled by the feds.  As for the homeless children, illegal families all over America are welcoming thousands of kids into their casas in hopes of matching them with two equally illegal parents due to follow close behind in the days ahead.

Feds: Pastors not welcome at immigration camps.  Pastors and churches have been banned from helping the thousands of illegal immigrant children housed in border detention facilities run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, clergy in Texas and Arizona tell me.  "Border Patrol told us pastors and churches are not allowed to visit," said Kyle Coffin, the pastor of CrossRoads Church in Tucson, Arizona.  "It's pretty heartbreaking that they don't let anybody in there — even credentialed pastors."

The Tragedy of the Regime's Social Engineering.  It is so sad to watch Latin American children used as human props for political gain by our government, intent on forcing America into a third world status and more diversification.  It is even sadder to see that so many parents were so deluded and so irresponsible that they sent their children in the company of coyotes who, for a fee, dropped them at the border, to be then bused and flown by our government to locations around the country.  In transit these children were potentially abused and sexually molested.  Our own border patrol officers and doctors, under the threat of being fired, have to play nannies and babysitters to so many children who have been sent alone across the entire country of Mexico.

Are States Constitutionally Required to Educate Illegal Immigrant Children?  On June 28, 2014, Merrill Hope reported for Breitbart Texas on how the Obama administration was using the 1982 United States Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), to pressure the states, including Texas, to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.  Plyler arose out of a Texas law from 1975 that sought to deny illegal immigrants a taxpayer-funded elementary and secondary education.  The Obama administration's pressure comes as part of its deliberate abdication of its duty to protect America's border, which has resulted in the catastrophic surge of illegal immigrants presently breaking into the country.

600% Increase in Illegal Alien Children Arriving Since Obama's 2012 Executive Order.  A great "Reality Check" report [7/7/2014] from the Oakland, California NBC affiliate on whether Barack Obama's own 2012 Executive Order has skyrocketed the number of illegal alien children pouring into the U.S. from Central America.  While the Obama people deny that it did, the numbers tell a different story.  In this year alone, the number has already tripled, and by the end of the year, six times as many illegal children will have come here as before Obama's Executive Order.

As Expected Homeland Security Announces Anticipation of 90,000 Illegal UAC's This Year Alone.  President Obama requests $3,700,000,000 ($3.7 billion) in supplemental budget appropriations to deal with the border crisis.  Only $109 million is for actual border security or efforts to stop the outflow from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  Growing concern amid Democrats brings out a defense position that George Bush created the crisis in 2008.

Top Dem: U.S. 'Cannot Be Expected to Give Sanctuary to Every Single Child in the World'.  The unaccompanied children from Central American crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally should be deported except in extreme circumstances, according to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.  "We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country, we also have a crisis in terms of this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who — particularly children who want to cross our border," Hoyer told reporters Tuesday [7/8/2014].  According to the Democratic whip the influx is unsustainable in the U.S.

Illegal Immigrant "Children" Include MS-13 Gang Members.  An internal summary of Border Patrol operations at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales (Arizona) Placement Center stated that 16 unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the facility are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) transnational criminal gang.  The summary, which was obtained by the Townhall online magazine, noted that Border Patrol officials at Nogales were alerted to the MS-13 presence among the detainees when they discovered gang-related graffiti in the walls of the processing center.

Violent MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol Processing Center.  An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18, according to U.S. government policy), are members of the brutal El Salvadorian street gang Mara Salvatrucha — or MS-13.  Gang members left graffiti on the walls of the Nogales Border Patrol processing center, which suggested they had ties to the organization.

Sen. Graham: Cut Off Aid to Countries that Don't Keep Their Illegal Kids Out of the US.  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on CBS' "Face the Nation," proposed Sunday that the U.S. cut off aid to countries whose unaccompanied illegal minors enter the U.S. if those countries "don't keep them and take care of them."  "About a third of the little girls are raped in the process of getting here.  It's a humanitarian problem, but it's apart from immigration reform.  This is a specific problem created by an impression that if you get to America, you can stay.  We have got to turn that impression around, send these children back to their homeland and tell countries in question if you don't keep them and take care of them, we're going to cut all aid off," Graham said.

Fed policy bans asking legal status of parents who claim illegal children.  Nearly half of all illegal immigrant children don't show up for their deportation hearings, federal officials testified to Congress on Wednesday, underscoring just how easy it is for those surging across the border right now to disappear into the shadows.  The number could be even higher for the current surge of unaccompanied children flooding across the border, who are often released to illegal immigrant parents who have no incentive to bring their children to immigration courts.  And federal authorities specifically refuse to ask the legal status of the parents or relatives who come to claim the children, officials acknowledged.

Obama border funding: Most money to care, feed, transport illegal immigrants; little for deportations.  The president will ask for a large amount of money, perhaps as much as $2 billion, for the Department of Health and Human Services.  Most of that will go to care for the more than 50,000 unaccompanied children who have illegally entered the United States in recent months.  The law requires that border officials transfer those children to the care of HHS, which is then required to find homes for them, unite them with family members, provide legal assistance, and help them in a variety of other ways.  So most of the HHS funding request, whatever it is, will go to the care of illegal immigrants who are already here.

Obama to Request $3.7 Billion to Solve Border Kid Crisis.  President Obama will ask Congress Tuesday [7/8/2014] for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to supplement his administration's "whole-of-government" response to the current flow of Central American families and children across the Southwest border into the U.S.  White House officials outlined the details of the request on a conference call with members of the media Tuesday morning [7/8/2014].

Feds limit reporters on border kids visits.  As members of Congress and reporters ask to visit federal facilities housing children who have been apprehended by the U.S. in recent months, federal officials are slapping limits on members of the news media who want a glimpse inside.  For example, an email sent to news organizations by Jesus Garcia, a public affairs officer for the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, sets out a number of restrictions on reporters if they want to visit "Unaccompanied Alien Children" being held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

The Pied Piper of Permisos.  Murrieta, California, a city of just over 100,000 people in Riverside County, was the site last week of protesters waving American flags and blocking buses transporting illegal aliens who had been apprehended illegally crossing the border into Texas.  They were being moved to California because of overcrowding of Texas holding facilities.  Not least due to health concerns, residents of Murrieta wanted no part of it.  In the last six months, over 52,000 mostly Central American children have been caught at the border. The estimated cost of taking care of them is $252 per child per day, with a total cost to American taxpayers of over $2 billion expected for 2014.

Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S..  The number of immigrants under 18 who were deported or turned away at ports of entry fell from 8,143 in 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 1,669 last year, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data released under a Freedom of Information Act request.  Similarly, about 600 minors were ordered deported each year from nonborder states a decade ago.  Ninety-five were deported last year, records show, even as a flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America — five times more than two years earlier — began pouring across the Southwest border.

Obama Seeks 3.7 Billion to Deal With Border Kids.  President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday [7/8/2014] for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

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Mr. Obama apparently wants to spend $3.7 billion on food, clothing, housing, inoculations, relocation and school supplies, when he should spend that amount of money on military airlifts returning young people to Central America and the construction of a massive and formidable border fence.  Unfortunately Obama's goal is the perpetuation of the welfare state and the Welfare Party.

Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes.  The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.  A second New York Times article report revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States.  The 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States.

Obama's mission for the world to hate America is a mega fail.  If America is truly the hated place Barack Hussein Obama has worked to make it for five and a half interminably long years, then why are tens of thousands of Central Americans flooding its southern borders?  The rush on the border that's shoving Kim Kardashian 'entertainment news' to the back seat will eventually fail.  It will fail because it's being staged, and its architects are running out of ways to keep stirring the pot.  'Someone' who let loose a non-existent genie from a non-existent bottle that children traveling alone to the U.S.A. will never be sent back to "violent" countries, didn't bother to consider where those unaccompanied children would stay when the military bases ran out.  The thinking of the border rush masterminds didn't even go far enough to consider the human necessity of blankets and diapers.

MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children.  Here they come, America:  Bloodthirsty MS-13 members and jihadists rushing the border, having posed as innocent children.  It's the cowardly way out for authorities like Murrieta City Manager Rick Dudley to describe the queue jumpers as little children desperate to be reunited with parents and relatives in the U.S., when flooding the same unsecured channels are able-bodied members of MS-13 and jihadists, slipping through courtesy of having adopted Hispanic-sounding names.

Why Lie? We are at War with Mexico.  Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are Mexican.  Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are old to enough to even know what's happening to them.  Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are looking to do Americans harm, nor are they carrying diseases or have gang affiliations.  But every illegal invader has gained access through Mexico, and Mexico has allowed the attacks on our border.

McCain: Cut Aid to Countries Fueling Immigration Crisis.  A GOP architect of the Senate's immigration plan is calling for at least threatening to cut aid to Central American countries that don't take steps to stop the flow of unaccompanied migrant children to the United States.  "We should tell these countries in Central America that no more aid, no more assistance, no nothing until they stop this from happening," Arizona Sen. John McCain told KFYI radio in Phoenix.  It's been widely reported that most of the children come from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Very Quietly, Obama Administration Is Reuniting Illegal Alien Kids with Their Families in U.S..  In recent weeks, the Obama administration has been making tough statements about the more than 50,000 illegal alien children, unaccompanied by adults, who have rushed the border and turned themselves in, hoping to gain entry to the U.S.  The White House has stated flatly that they "can't stay" and will be returned home.  "Do not send your children to the borders.  If they do make it, they'll get sent back.  More importantly, they may not make it," Obama said to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.  Some of them — eventually — may be deported.  But it appears that the vast majority are being "processed" and then given shelter until relatives are found to take them to their parents.

If you think this happened spontaneously, without any direction from the White House, you haven't been paying attention.
ICE Removes 'Alien' from Term for Illegal Immigrant Children.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as "UACs" (unaccompanied alien children).  Instead these individuals are to be referred to as "unaccompanied children" in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.

Unaccompanied Illegal Aliens Flood Across Southwestern U.S..  A humane presidential administration would take decisive action to protect these children.  Migrants would be turned back at the border.  The U.S. government would rebuke Mexico for its callous porousness, and the State Department would be warning foreign government of sanctions for encouraging their citizens to flood the American Southwest.  Of course, none of this is happening, because the Obama White House is mounting a demonic Alinskyite campaign of manufactured crisis, putting untold alien migrant lives at risk, to say nothing of the dozens upon dozens of American communities now fearing for their safety and trying to protect themselves from Third World diseases.

Democrat Dallas Judge Forces City To Be Infected With 2,000 Diseased, Criminal Obama Illegal Alien Youth.  Clay Jenkins is a staunch Democrat and is doing this to help out his criminal master Obama and his regime, and is doing it unilaterally, without anyone else having any say in the matter.

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County Judge Clay Jenkins went door-to-door on the July 4th holiday weekend, trying to drum up popular support for his unilateral decision to invite two thousand illegal immigrants to live in vacant Dallas County buildings.  "Temporarily," of course.  This is exactly the opposite of the way representative government is supposed to operate.  Politicians are supposed to respond to public demands, rather than acting unilaterally and then selling the idea after the fact.

Texas Judge Clay Jenkins: We're Not Going to Tolerate 1st Amendment Protests Against Illegals.  Earlier today [7/7/2014] we reported that riot squads are now being promised in Murrieta California.  If sources are accurate, those squads are supposed to be arriving today.  Now news is breaking that Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has gone door-to-door, to some 300 residences, to warn of what is coming to their neighborhood and to a school in Grand Prairie.  He is making it clear that no one will be stopping buses without law enforcement stepping in.

Dallas county commissioners hear strong opinions in immigrant housing debate.  Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins disputed assertions Tuesday [7/8/2014] by some residents and one county commissioner that politics played a role in his plan to temporarily shelter about 2,000 child immigrants.  "I did not make this political," Jenkins said.  "This has unfortunately been politicized long before I got into this issue."  Even so, it was clear during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting that politics have become a big part of the discussion.  The crowd was standing room only, and then some.  At least a dozen people stood in the hallway outside the meeting room, prohibited by fire regulations from going in.

More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S..  Some Central Americans feel encouraged by rumors that children who cross into the United States will be allowed to stay.  But other fundamental reasons fueling migration have remained unchanged for decades:  family unification, hometown violence, inescapable poverty and lack of opportunity.

Madness on the border.  The spirit of independence is alive in Murrieta, Calif., where townspeople heard that the federal government was about to send 170 illegal-alien children flooding across the border to their town in Riverside County.  Three hundred residents stood in front of the buses, blocking the way.  The federales withdrew, rerouting the buses to San Diego.  But soon, the federales were on their way back.  Allowing a crowd to block a public highway can't be tolerated, but "the humanitarian crisis" on the border is the work of President Obama.  The wishes of Murrieta are of no concern to this administration.  No one can be allowed to say "no" to the president's agenda.

Obama has wrong prescription for border crisis.  What, exactly, is President Obama going to do about the flood of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southwestern border into the United States?  So far, the White House has given many clues but few details, and when the president took to the Rose Garden to make a statement Monday [6/30/2014], he spent nearly all his time talking not about the growing crisis but about his plan to make an end run around Congress on the broader issue of immigration reform.  There are moves the president could make that would greatly reduce the flood of children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador into Texas.  But passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill is not one of them.

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest.  A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.  In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp.  They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.

Is Obama Trying To Get Us Killed?  As thousands of disease-riddled criminals storm across our borders, is it really time to mince words? President Obama appears to have an Agenda for America that stinks worse than a Border Patrol bus depot crammed with urine-drenched illegals.  Is the man trying to protect and defend us, or does he want us to kick the bucket, run down the curtain, and join the choir invisible?  On January 29, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security advertised for a vendor to escort 65,000 "unaccompanied alien children," indicating that they not only knew the alien invasion was coming, they planned it.

Tsunami of Foreign Minors to Hit Public Schools, Texas Official Silent.  Nerves are starting to fray.  Texans want answers about the tsunami of undocumented and unaccompanied minors that may well hit public school classrooms this Fall.  Breitbart Texas reported that the Clear Lake Tea Party (CLTP) voiced strong concerns about how these minors will be absorbed into classrooms across the state.  Locally, it stands to tax Texans in more ways than one and how schools prepare comes with a surprising answer.

ACLU: Give illegals lawyers to fight deportation, stay in U.S..  Children who illegally enter the United States must be granted a lawyer to help them stay and evade deportation because of "basic fairness," demands the American Civil Liberties Union.  Upset with a report that immigration officials in Artesia, N.M., want to send illegal immigrants home 10 to 15 days after being apprehended, the legal defense organization said that the stories of the children must first be investigated.

UN Report Warned of Crisis, Says 58 Percent Are 'Refugees'.  The report "analyzes the humanitarian impact this insecurity [in Central America] has had on children, forcing them across international borders to seek safety on their own."  The UNHCR stated in conjunction with the March launch, "the US government estimated, and is on track to reach, 60,000 children reaching United States territory this year in search of safe haven."  However, on June 9, a White House official told reporters, "The federal government prepared for this trend," an official said, "but it was larger than we had anticipated."

Illegal Immigrants Treated Better Than Homeless In Us.  Thousands of immigrants, most of whom are children from Central America, entering the U.S. illegally are overwhelming federal resources.  Reacting to what has been labeled a "humanitarian crisis," U.S. taxpayers are providing the illegal immigrants with housing, food, education, health care, recreation, vocational training, family unification, and even legal counsel.  In the face of providing such amenities to the migrants, there are hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens — including families and children — who remain without a home or food.

Bring Obama your huddled, illegal youths; he invited them.  Of course, Mr. Obama did not issue a formal edict inviting each of the tens of thousands of children pouring over the border from Mexico.  He didn't have to.  His executive action legalizing underage illegals in the U.S. was all the invitation they needed.  And come they did.  At this hot pace, we will have more than a quarter-million orphaned children on the border by the end of next year — each and every one the sole responsibility of Mr. Obama.

Illegal Immigrants Hopping 'Death Train' To US, Hoping For Amnesty.  Thousands of illegal immigrants are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border, and the problem isn't likely to get better anytime soon.  In a mad dash to make it to the U.S., many of the Latino minors are hopping aboard a network of Mexican freight trains called "El Tren de la Muerte," or Death Train.  The phenomenon may support claims that the Obama Administration's lax stance on immigration is encouraging thousands of children to put their lives at risk.

The Federal Octopus.  [Scroll down]  The Border Patrol likewise has metamorphosed into an agency entirely unrecognizable from what it was just six years ago.  It has recalibrated how it counts the number of deportees, so that it can posture that it has sent back far more foreign nationals than it actually has.  More recently, the children's crusade from Central America to our southern border was prompted by rumors that the Obama administration would not enforce federal immigration laws and would grant amnesties to those who successfully crossed into the United States.  The result has not just been tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and teens flooding into America, but also the surreal scenario of foreign nationals approaching Border Patrol agents not in fear, but in hopes of being captured.

Obama Admin Put Out a Bid to Deal With the Illegal Aliens Now Flooding the Border... Back in January.  The flood of illegal aliens, including thousands under the age of 18, at the border has gotten major media coverage in the past couple of weeks.  The Obama administration acts as if it was caught off-guard by the massive influx of Central Americans who have traveled across Mexico to get into the United States.

US Plans Child Migrant Processing Center in Texas.  The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally, according to construction permits.

Democratic Lawmakers Propose Lawyers for Immigrant Children.  Democratic U.S. lawmakers announced legislation on Monday [6/23/2014] that would provide lawyers for thousands of undocumented minors streaming across the border into the United States, saying forcing children to face deportation proceedings alone goes against fundamental American values.  "It is a fantasy to believe that they have a fair shot in immigration proceedings without counsel," New York U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries told a news conference.

DHS advises 'alien children' escorts: 'As a rule, do not handcuff family units...'.  In a contract request posted this week at the FedBizOpps.gov website, under the misleading heading "Transportation Services," Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeks escorts for "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UAC), as "ICE does not have authority nor responsibility to detain unaccompanied children."  ICE is responsible, however, for "... transporting these juveniles to the Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States."

DHS boss Jeh Johnson: 'No permisos' for children on border.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson penned an op-ed for Spanish-language news outlets over the weekend vowing there will be no "permisos" or "free passes" for illegal immigrant children who are jumping the border. [...] After several weeks of trying to manage the surge of children at the border, the Obama administration has recently stepped up its efforts to try to cut the flow off at its root in the three Central American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — chiefly responsible for the surge.

White House wants to monitor illegal aliens with ankle bracelets.  After getting battered by critics for failing to confront a full-blown crisis at the US border, the White House rolled out a new plan to stem the flood of women and children crossing illegally that included ankle bracelets to monitor the migrants.  Other measures announced Friday [6/20/2014] would add judges, lawyers, and asylum officers to quickly process the human tide that has overwhelmed the immigration service and Border Patrol.  Central American nations also would receive nearly $100 million in funding to help combat the problem.

America is Importing the Problems Abortion Was Supposed to Eliminate.  [S]uddenly, despite the intrusion taking place on our border, those who normally justify abortion on demand seem overly concerned about the well-being of the destitute youngsters imposing themselves on not just one woman's life, but all our lives — itinerant youngsters who, if they were traveling in the womb, rather than on foot, the left would enthusiastically abort.  Even Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in the history of America, justifies accepting the tsunami of children streaming in from south of the border by calling it a "humanitarian crisis," which naturally necessitates the "saving of human lives or ... the alleviation of suffering."

Officials seeking shelter for young illegal immigrants thought Island hotel was vacant.  A humanitarian tragedy at the U.S.-Mexican border took a weirdly comic turn in Grand Island on Friday [6/20/2014], as federal officials showed up at what they thought was a vacant hotel that might be able to house children who entered the country illegally — only to discover the fully occupied and recently renamed Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.

Government Advertised In January For "Escorts" For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be "Resettled".  This advertisement raises a lot of questions.  There is a lot of specificity reflected in this document that seeks to deal with an influx that hadn't as yet happened.  How could they know 65,000, even breaking down the percentages that would be covered by ground, charter and air transportation?  Having received a lot of flack for the influx of illegals, there are some in the Obama regime who are now trying to suggest, oh, of course, the children will be deported after the initial emergency crush is addressed.  But if that is so, why the reference to "Office of Refugee Resettlement"

Outrageous: Obama Planned for the Illegal Immigration of Children in January.  Barack Obama planned for the illegal immigration of young and handicapped children — unaccompanied — in January.  He not only didn't try to stop it.  He knew about it and welcomed it.  He is clearly breaking the law.  Barack Obama's Immigration and Customs Service advertised for escorts for large numbers of unaccompanied alien children on January 29, 2014.  The place of service for the contractors interested is listed as "throughout the Continental United States (US).  Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) planned to accept large numbers of unaccompanied children and set up "refugee resettlement shelters" as if we were in the Sudan.

Obama's Manufactured Border Crisis.  The Obama administration is causing yet another crisis by allowing pregnant illegal immigrants and illegal immigrant parents with young children to stay in the United States to await 30-day hearings they will probably never show up for.  This is, in many cases, not enforceable.  After all, if the pregnant women were to have their children while in the United States, these babies would automatically become American citizens.  (Fox News reports, "Many of them are in the advanced stages of pregnancy" and seeking just that.)  With the so-called DREAM regulations created by President Obama, a brighter future lies ahead for many children who were brought here illegally by their parents in the past.  Amidst the influx of new illegal immigrants, "Vice President Joe Biden plans to travel to Guatemala to convince young people there that they will not receive the same treatment if they come to the United States now," reports National Review.

Migrants amassing at Rio Grande's edge.  Fourteen-year-old Brayan Duban Soler Redando left Honduras in April after hearing a rumor that children who can make it to the U.S. are being given permission to stay so they can go to school.  He traveled alone all the way from the village of Quebrada Maria on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, through El Salvador, Guatemala and then Mexico.  To reach Reynosa, Brayan begged for bus fare, hopped trains, walked, hitched rides and even swam at night across a river between Guatemala and Mexico.  But in Reynosa, Brayan ran out of money to pay smugglers to take him across the Rio Grande.  And now he, like many others following these false hopes, is stuck in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, in shelters like Senda de Vida, which sits on a hill overlooking the Rio Grande in this border city.

If DHS Is "Surprised" At The Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border, Then Why [...].  On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle "Unaccompanied Alien Children".  Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract — for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors:  65,000.  Why would DHS and ICE be claiming "surprise" by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border in June, when they were taking bids for an exact contract to handle the exact situation in January?

DHS solicited bids for vendor to handle 65,000 unaccompanied minors — In January!  The Obama administration's claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. [...] It is time to subpoena the people who placed the ad to give testimony in Congress.  We may have a Cloward-Piven strategy on illegal immigration underway.

Obama tells Mexico: Illegal-immigrant children won't get to stay.  President Obama told his Mexican counterpart in a phone call Thursday [6/19/2014] that immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally won't qualify for legalized status or deferred deportation, including children.  The White House said Mr. Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto discussed "a regional strategy" to address the surge of unaccompanied children coming from Central America, through Mexico, to the U.S.

Officials apologize for botched plan to shelter immigrant children.  Contrite federal officials apologized to residents of a tiny southern Virginia town Thursday night for keeping them in the dark as they prepared to bring in hundreds of Central American children and teenagers to a temporary shelter.  "Absolutely, we feel we didn't do it right here," said Mark A. Weber, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  "We're here to listen to the community.  We're here to sort this out."  He was speaking prior to the meeting.

Obama administration nixes plans to house immigrant children at Va. site.  The Obama administration Friday [6/20/2014] abandoned plans to use a defunct college in rural Virginia town as housing for some of the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border, bowing to fierce local opposition as the government struggles to find sites to put the thousands of unaccompanied children.

Goodlatte Demands Answers from DHS on 'Administration-made Disaster' at Border.  House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security about the tens of thousands of undocumented unaccompanied minors and family units illegally crossing America's southern border.  "I am formally requesting information needed by the Committee in carrying out its oversight responsibilities regarding the unprecedented influx of unaccompanied alien minors and alien minors accompanied by adults seeking to enter the U.S. illegally along our southern border ant the Department of Homeland Security's response to this immigration and national security crisis," Goodlatte wrote in a letter to DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Thursday [6/19/2014].

Rick Perry: Feds gobble up available rooms for illegal children — nothing left for Texans.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that the federal government has taken up every bit of spare available space in his state to house the tens of thousands of illegal children flooding over the U.S. border, leaving him with no rooms for Texans who might be left homeless in a natural disaster like a hurricane.  "Were we to have a major event, I literally would not have places to house our citizens because of this influx from Mexico," he warned at a media luncheon hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.  "I am greatly concerned about the huge catastrophe that could occur with those two events happening simultaneously," he said of the potential for a hurricane hitting as the federal government continues to embrace illegal youths instead of sending them home.

Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers.  Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor.  Groups of girls and boys stared out the windows of their cells, some of the girls holding babies of their own, as agents watched from a central monitoring station.

Washington Still Ordering Border Patrol Not To Speak On Crisis.  Thousands of illegal immigrants — mostly from Central America — have overwhelmed U.S. resources and facilities.  Amid what has been labeled a "humanitarian crisis," Border Patrol agents and spokespeople outside of Washington, D.C. have been ordered not to provide any information regarding the situation.  When asked about the status of the thousands of children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally this year, Tucson Border Patrol spokesman Bryan Flowers told Breitbart Texas that due to orders from Washington, D.C. "we cannot give out those details."

Illegal immigrant children are being released 'by the Hundreds' to relatives who are in the US illegally too.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes no effort to determine the immigration status of adult relatives when they show up to claim unaccompanied minor children who entered the U.S. illegally, a spokesman at the agency confirmed on Wednesday.  Tens of thousands of the under-18s — 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' (UACs) in government-speak — have poured across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, creating what President Barack Obama has termed an 'urgent humanitarian situation.'

Clinton Takes Firmer Tone on Immigration: Must Be Clear Illegal Children Can't Stay.  Hillary Clinton says she supports comprehensive immigration reform, but she seemed to take a harder line on children who recently arrived in the U.S. illegally than many Democrats have.  Arguing increasing violence in Central America is the cause for the sudden surge in child immigrants, Clinton said the children and their families aren't entitled to stay in the U.S.  "It may be safer, but that's not the answer," she said during CNN's town-hall event on Tuesday [6/17/2014].  "They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who are responsible adults in their families are."

The Editor says...
The kids should be sent back across the border without any questions about their families or country of origin.  In other words, make this Mexico's problem, and Mexico will put a stop to it, at Mexico's expense.  Prevention would make more sense than scrambling to find accommodations for illegal aliens who are already here, and by prevention I mean a foreboding and insurmountable 20-foot fence or wall with razor wire all over it, and perhaps a few hundreds volts on the razor wire just to punctuate the message.

'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal immigrant children should be 'reunited with their families'.  'They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are,' Clinton said, 'because — there are concerns about whether all of them can be sent back, but I think all of them that can be should be reunited with their families.'  Moments later, Clinton articulated a bottom-line policy that disagrees sharply with President Obama's observable priorities.  'We have to send a clear message:  Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn't mean the child gets to stay,' Clinton said.

Sheriff Arpaio: Border Patrol 'Too Busy Changing Diapers' to Go After 'Dope Peddlers'.  The massive influx of children from Central America is keeping the U.S. Border Patrol very busy, but not in the right way, says Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Border Patrol agents "are too busy changing diapers and not going after dope peddlers and illegal immigrants," Arpaio told Fox News's Sean Hannity Monday night [6/16/2014].  "And I think the president knew this was going to happen."

Flood of Illegal Immigrants Now Includes Gang Members.  Among the thousands of illegal immigrants — many of them unaccompanied minors — pouring across our southern borders are members of notorious gangs, including MS-13.

The New Children's Crusade.  Sometime around 1212, mystics in Europe cooked up the idea that kids could part the seas, reach the Holy Land, reclaim Jerusalem, and convert the infidel Muslims.  Thousands of children in Northern Europe flocked to the Mediterranean in response to such rumors, but when they reached the shore, the seas would not part, and many of them died as they scattered home in hunger.  We are witnessing a sort of children's crusade on our own southern border.  Thousands of young, poor would-be immigrants — 90,000 this year alone — have swarmed across the border, the logical fruition of the entire cynical approach of the Obama administration toward illegal immigration.

Fighting back: Residents force feds to scrap plan to house illegals at Va. college.  The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia, as the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by opposition from local officials.  As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul's College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia.  But the Health and Human Services Department's plans were stymied, at least temporarily, after town and county officials objected to the short notice and complete lack of community input.

Congresswoman urges Obama to send National Guard to border.  A top member of Congress called on President Obama on Monday to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border to help the Border Patrol handle the surge of illegal immigrant children.  Rep. Candice Miller, Michigan Republican and chairwoman of a key border security subcommittee, sent a letter saying that Border Patrol agents need to be put back on patrol duty rather than processing or babysitting for the children who have been caught trying to enter.

The Editor says...
Nobody is "caught trying to enter" the United States.  Illegal aliens are caught after they have entered the U.S.

For love of country, impeach Obama.  It isn't that the barbarians are at the gate.  The barbarians control the gate.  I don't know what else to call a president and attorney general who have opened the U.S. border to literally tens of thousands of "children" — some described as "sexually active" teens, some even suspected of ties to gangs.  This not only breaks laws, it breaks trust.  Opening the border this way also opens the most outrageous front to date in what increasingly looks like a kind of war aimed at "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  And the people's elected representatives do nothing.  Children are usually just children, but when 130,000 of them are expected to storm the border in the coming year, they more closely resemble an advancing column, a kind of foreign legion of child-mercenaries raised abroad with cynical promises of booty in the form of cradle-to-grave taxpayer charity.  But who will fight "children"?  This is the audacity of this latest Obama "crisis":  Trojan horse as "humanitarian crisis."

Benedict Obama's Invasion of America.  If millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we would easily recognize the threat.  And if some amongst us were aiding and abetting this invasion — purposely lowering border security to facilitate it — we'd know what to call them.  And we'd know how they should be dealt with.  This comes to mind when considering the flood of humanity that does continually pour across our border, a phenomenon whose most recent manifestation is the children's crusade (which includes many teens, some of whom are gang members) currently in the news.

Immigration Bedlam.  Chaos.  That summarizes the situation on America's southern frontier, as well as Obama's freeing of almost 104,000 illegal-alien criminals last year.  He clearly doesn't [care] about shielding Americans from the public-health and public-safety dangers posed by those who breach the border, including deadly felons now walking American streets.  Waves of unaccompanied children are washing over the border with growing intensity.  And many are bearing dangerous diseases.  Illegals are heading into the general population, even after testing positive for tuberculosis.

Pro-Bono Lawyers: Most Unaccompanied Border Children Eligible For Amnesty.  As more and more unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America have poured into south Texas — and subsequently transferred to Border Patrol facilities elsewhere along the border — US government officials are scrambling to find places to put them.  However, based on current immigration and asylum laws, the vast majority of those children could be legally staying right here in the United States before long.

Biden to 'emphasize' that illegal immigration of children to US is against the law and 'not safe'.  Biden's sudden visit to Guatemala is the Obama administration's latest effort to mitigate criticism that it encouraged thousands of children and teenagers to make the dangerous trek to the U.S. when it announced two years ago that it would stop deporting children of illegal immigrants.

Officials are now trying to silence border patrol officers from talking to the media.  Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by a recent influx of immigrant children crossing the border illegally have been knowingly letting gang members enter the country.  Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona told the National Review that officers who recognize gang tattoos on the minors are supposed to treat them like everyone else.  For the most part, that means letting these unaccompanied children be reunited with their parents or other relatives already living in the United States.  'It's upsetting that a lot of them are 16 or 17 years old and a lot of them are not going to face deportation,' Cueto said.

The Washington Post boldly states that which has been obvious for a week:
Influx of minors across Texas border driven by belief that they will be allowed to stay in U.S..  There is growing evidence that a surge of tens of thousands of Central American minors across the Mexican border into Texas is being driven in large part by the perception they will be allowed to stay under the Obama administration's immigration policies.  Administration officials — after initially dismissing such reports — are now attempting to push back on the idea, warning parents not to send their children as officials scramble to accommodate tens of thousands who already have arrived in Texas.

Obama's Children's Crusade.  The Children's Crusade that has invaded our southern borders has an amazing number of well-fed gangster types, grabbing their crotches and giving the finger to the news cameras.  These adult-sized gangsters are not children, and they don't act like children.  They are doing sex, dope, and almost certainly work in criminal collusion with the biggest Mexican drug cartel, Sinaloa.  They certainly look more like drug smugglers and mules for the youngsters who have apparently been abandoned by their real parents and by governments south of the border, to go wandering north under conditions that simply invite abuse.

Honduran President: Illegal Kids Have a 'Complete Right' to be With Their Illegal Parents.  Thank you, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, for reforming our immigration laws all by yourself.  But we can take it from here.  Hernandez believes that the US should treat the tidal wave of illegal children from his country who are crossing the border into the US "with the utmost care from the humanitarian perspective," but don't bother sending them back here because they have a "complete right" to find their illegal alien parents.  We'd be happy to treat the children in a sensitive and humane way.  How much is Honduras planning to pay for their care and upkeep?

The Editor says...
The kids have the right to stay in their home countries.  They have no right at all to immigrate to the U.S. and sign up for a lifetime of welfare benefits.

Texans Organize Rescue Posse for Children from Border Crisis.  Though Falfurrias sits approximately 85 miles from the border, there is a notorious Border Patrol checkpoint in the area and illegal immigrants routinely exit vehicles before the checkpoint and attempt to circumvent law enforcement efforts.  The terrain and the heat often prove too much for the travelers and their bodies are often found on local ranches — either dead from exposure, dehydration, or murder.  They trek miles away from the highway and attempt several days of survival through the Texas heat to get to safehouses.

The Editor says...
Falfurrias is a little town in the middle of nowhere, between San Antonio and McAllen.  Falfurrias makes Odessa look like Dallas.  It is easy to see how the hike from the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio — especially in the summer — could be lethal.

Breitbart Texas Witnesses Skeleton Of Illegal Migrant, Death Toll Rises.  The death march through Brooks County, Texas claimed the life of yet another illegal immigrant.  A human skull and the decomposed skeletal remains are all that is left of a person who decided to come to this country illegally.  A total of 42 bodies have been found this year in the desert-like ranch fields surrounding the town of Falfurrias.  The body was reported by another illegal immigrant who had been captured the day before.

Teenage Latin Border Horde.  Border Patrol officials struggling to keep up with the increasing number of minors illegally crossing the Mexican border are not turning away persons with known gang affiliations.  Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, explained that a Border Patrol agent he represents helped reunite a teenage gang member with his family in the United States.  Cabrera notes the young member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a transnational criminal gang, had no criminal record in the U.S., but asks, "If he's a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here?"

An Orchestrated Immigration Wave At The Texas Border? Not So Paranoid To Think So.  To date, there hasn't been a word from the White House or its agencies urging families in Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador not to send their children alone through Mexico's merciless badlands infested with cartel criminals to reach the U.S.  There's some Twitter activity and little else.  But the newspapers and television stations throughout Central America are falsely reporting that amnesty will be theirs if they can just make it through the Mexican obstacle course — and that the time to do it is now.

Why Baltimore?  Why not Guam or Alaska or Puerto Rico, or back to Mexico?
Feds Propose Sending Texas Border Crisis Foreign Minors To Baltimore.  President Barack Obama is proposing to send some of the illegal immigrant children currently being warehoused in South Texas to Baltimore, Maryland.  The Obama Administration is getting pushback from Maryland officials on this proposal.  A federal proposal may send hundreds, if not thousands of these unaccompanied minors to a warehouse facility currently under the control of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Maryland, according to Baltimore's FOX 45.

Illegal immigration dilemma: Are migrant children refugees or criminals?  An overwhelmed US immigration system is trying to figure out the exact legal status of thousands of immigrant children rushing the US border.  In one of the most politicized asylum systems in the Western world, that won't be easy.

Border Patrol changing diapers, heating baby formula for surge of children.  Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said Friday [6/13/2014] that many of the illegal immigrant children his agents are encountering trying to slip across the U.S.-Mexico border have never even seen a doctor before.  He described scenes of Border Patrol agents changing diapers and heating baby formula in order to care for some of the youngest children, and said agents are being asked to do things way beyond their skill set — particularly for so many of the agents who are young, single men.  "I've been down there, a lot, and spent a lot of time and I've seen these agents doing incredible things," he said.

Cantor Continues Push For Amnesty For "Kids" After Primary Defeat.  A day after he was stunningly ousted in his primary because of his embrace of amnesty legislation, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) continued to push for amnesty for the children of illegal immigrants.

Leaked Docs: Here's What DHS Is Doing With All Those Illegal Immigrant Children.  The Daily Caller has obtained documents used in an off-the-record conference call being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Congressional staffers on how the Obama administration is handling thousands of young illegal immigrants who are coming to the U.S. alone.  The young immigrants, called Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, are being housed at several U.S. military installations as well as with 94 Unaccompanied Children Shelter Grantees throughout the U.S., the document reveals.  FEMA is coordinating the effort, which is being called a "humanitarian situation."

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors To Enter US Illegally.  Thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelming federal resources and facilities.  Word-of-mouth and news reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents are giving perceived amnesty to children migrants has apparently spread in Central America and may be prompting more hopefuls to make the dangerous journey north.

HHS: Grantees Sheltering 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' Must Provide 'Family Planning Services'.  A $350 million grant opportunity announced Friday [6/6/2014] by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) states that recipients providing residential shelter to these children must provide them with "family planning services" and that residential care providers deliver services in a manner that is "sensitive" to sexual orientation and gender identity.  "Residential care providers are required to provide... family planning services," says an official description of the grant program published by HHS.

5 answers: Why the surge in migrant children at border?  According to Customs and Border Protection, in the past eight months, agents have apprehended about 47,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border into the U.S. illegally from Mexico.  The CBP estimates that apprehensions of minors this year may reach 90,000.  Almost three-fourths of the children apprehended are from Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador.  And 33,470 of them entered through the Rio Grande Valley Sector, which this year surpassed the Tucson Sector as the busiest for illegal crossings.

HHS is slated to spend more than $1 billion this year caring for illegal immigrant children.  The Department of Health and Human Services will spent an estimated $1.15 billion this year caring for minors in its Undocumented Alien Children (UAC) program, and Senate Democrats said Tuesday [6/10/2014] that they want to add an additional $1 billion for 2015.  The program, part of the agency's Office of Refugee Resettlement, is responsible for the health and welfare of children who cross the U.S. border illegally and arrive without parents.

Obama administration is aiding and abetting felonies' by 'delivering' flood of illegal immigrant children to relatives in the US.  One congressman told MailOnline on Tuesday [6/10/2014] that Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen called out the Obama administration for aiding and abetting felonies.  And a former lawmaker wrote that the decision shows how the White House is rolling out the welcome mat for human traffickers.  As many as 80,000 children, many traveling with human traffickers but without their parents, are expected to cross the southern U.S. border illegally in 2014.  He wrote in the case of a 10-year-old Salvadoran girl smuggled in the the United States that the Department of Homeland security is essentially 'delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States' — even when Border Patrol agents arrest the 'coyotes' who sneak them in.

Border Children Reportedly Sickened By Food In US Facilities, Throwing In Trash.  A tidal wave of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border has caused federal housing and processing facilities to become overwhelmed and overcrowded.  As a result, officials have resorted to a makeshift housing center in Nogales, Arizona, especially for the surge of thousands of children who were part of the influx.  They are being transported there via plane.

Ingraham: Border Influx Is 'Attempt to Extort' Congress Into Approving Amnesty.  A massive surge of illegal immigrants is creating a crisis at the Mexican border, and newly leaked photos reveal hundreds of immigrant children packed into detention centers.  It's believed many of the undocumented immigrants are under the impression that if they get across to the U.S., they will not be sent back to their home country.

Gutierrez: Influx of Kids Shouldn't be Used as 'Excuse Not to Do Comprehensive Immigration Reform'.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said the flood of illegal immigrants that have recently overwhelmed the Border Patrol, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, should not drive critics "to try to use this an excuse not to do comprehensive immigration reform."  "What is driving the children to the border is violence, the cartels and drugs.  That's what's driving the children to our borders of the United States," Gutierrez told MSNBC this morning.

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We are apparently supposed to believe that 60,000 kids encountered violence, cartels and drugs, so they left their parents behind to fend for themselves, fled north instead of south or west, and will no doubt return home any minute.  If that's true, and it isn't, why didn't the same thing happen last year, and the year before?

Obama is using a Cloward-Piven scheme to collapse immigration system.  The flood of illegal immigrant minors pouring over the southern United States border is no accident.  President Obama is implementing the same strategy that progressives have touted for years as a means to create massive socialist welfare state: the Cloward Piven Strategy. [...] But the basic idea is that by flooding the welfare rolls with enough recipients, progressives could collapse the entire system and force massive overhauls.  Government creates a massive problem that they feel can only be solved by even more massive government.  This is what's happening right now with illegal immigration.

WH Wants 'Just Over $2 Billion' From Taxpayers to House Children Crossing Into U.S..  As tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors cross into the United States illegally from Mexico, the Obama administration admits it didn't anticipate how many would come — and it is asking Congress "for additional (taxpayer) resources to meet this challenge."  "So there is a request to the appropriators for just over $2 billion to support HHS (Health and Human Services) facilities in particular," a senior administration official told reporters on a White House conference call Monday [6/9/2014].

Consul: Illegal Immigrant Children Complaining Burritos, Eggs They Are Being Fed Making Them Sick.  Tony Banegas, consul of Honduras to Arizona, tells KPHO-TV that the children have been complaining about the food they have been getting at the shelter.  "This morning they switched to burritos, but they complained the eggs were cold," Banegas told KPHO.

White House Hides Data, Blames GOP, For Border Flood.  The child migration is a symptom of the nation's broken immigration system, the official said, and the responsibility for not fixing it "lies at the feet of the U.S. Congress," the official said in a June 9 press call with reporters.  The two White House officials on the call asked that they not be identified by name.  But the official declined to reveal critical information about the accelerating flow of adult immigrants from Central America, who are using the administration's lax enforcement of border rules to win legal permission to stay in the United States.

President Obama is spending money we don't have to feed and house uninvited beggars.
Obama opens third military base to deal with flood of illegal child immigrants.  The Obama administration announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives.  The news came as officials insist that the children are in good hands, despite allegations of abuse by US authorities.  Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 'unaccompanied minors' and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.

Immigration spike

Rampant Rumors of Amnesty in Central America: Why illegal minors are flooding America.  Obama has basically hung an "Illegals Welcome" sign over American's proverbial doorpost with his amnesty policies.  And what makes it worse is that Republican leaders are supporting it.

Arizona orders 2,000 mattresses in rush to provide for swarm of unaccompanied migrant children housed in crumbling air base.  Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.  A Homeland Security official told The Associated Press that about 2,000 mattresses have been ordered to the makeshift holding center — a warehouse that has not been used to house people in years.  Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman, Andrew Wilder, said Friday [6/6/2014] that conditions at the center are so dire that federal officials have asked the state to immediately ship medical supplies to the center in Nogales.

Exclusive-Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama 'Committed To Escalating' Lawlessness At Border.  There is now an unprecedented crisis unfolding at the border.  The flow of illegal immigrant youth across the southern border is on track to reach 130,000 next year — a projected increase of more than 2,000% from 2011.  The White House estimates the cost of "resettling" these illegal immigrants in the United States will reach $2.3 billion in a single year.

The Editor says...
These kids are just the tip of the iceberg.  When the rest of the family arrives, then we'll know the cost.  Here's my solution:  Ask the kids for a show of hands:  "How many of you want to go home right now?"  (Expect all of them to raise a hand.)  Then ask each one for the name of the city that he or she calls home, and send them where they want to go.  The cost of deportation at this stage would be small, compared to the eventual cost when the siblings, parents and cousins show up.

After Leaked Photos Expose Unaccompanied Child Crisis, Border Patrol Agents Threatened With Firings.  Last week, photos surfaced from Texas and Arizona showing Border Patrol processing centers overwhelmed as thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America continue to need shelter and resources.  The photos show hundreds of children sleeping in crowded, chain linked cages.  Agents have described the situation as a humanitarian crisis.  In response to the leaked images out of Arizona, Patrol Agent in Charge Leslie Lawson is cracking down on the use of personal technology by agents in the Nogales Border Patrol processing center.

U.S. to open third military base to illegal child immigrants.  The Obama administration on Monday [6/9/2014] announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated.  Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.

DOJ 'Protecting the Rights' of Child Illegals, While Empowering 'New Generations of Aspiring Attorneys'.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday a new federal program to help minors who enter the U.S. illegally without a parent or guardian while at the same time expanding opportunities for "national service."  Described in a press release as a "strategic partnership" between DOJ and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers AmeriCorps, Attorney General Eric Holder said the effort will "protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society."

The Editor says...
Are unaccompanied minors "members of our society" the moment they illegally cross the international border?  If so, why does the border exist?

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Grant In-State Tuition Benefits To Illegal Immigrants.  The Florida state legislature approved a measure to extend in-state tuition benefits to illegal immigrants over a month ago, and Monday [6/9/2014], it got the signature of approval from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.  "Making sure all Floridians have access to an affordable higher education is one of my top priorities," Scott said in the press release.  "Signing this historic legislation today will keep tuition low, and allow all students who grew up in Florida to have the same access to affordable higher education.  With this legislation, higher education became more affordable and more accessible to all Floridians."

The Editor says...
Sounds lofty and magnanimous, except that you're not a Floridian if you arrived in Florida illegally.

US Government Reaping What it Sowed as Illegal Kids Flood Across the Border.  It's no secret that the administration of President Barack Obama has encouraged cities and states not to pick up illegal aliens.  They even took the state of Arizona to court to prevent them from doing what the federal government refuses to do.  If it's no secret to us, it's entirely reasonable to assume it's no secret to the millions in Mexico and Central America who would like nothing better than to come north and illegally cross the border in order to pay a visit to the folks — also illegal.  As I write this, there is a humanitarian crisis on our border that is making us look like a banana republic.  Tens of thousands of children — a literal Children's Crusade — have flooded across our borders in the last few months.  The government expects 60,000 illegal kids this year and double that next year.  We are told most are between the ages of 15 and 17 with teenage girls bringing their illegitimate kids with them.

'King Coyote', the Pied Piper of Illegal Immigration.  Someone is luring thousands of children to come on their own to America where women and children will be welcomed with open arms.  The alarming estimated 80,000-strong exodus of children traveling without parents or other relatives, puts them at risk from "coyote" smugglers who are bringing Central Americans to the U.S. illegally by telling their relatives that children can take advantage of the program and find work in the United States.  (CSMonitor, June 8, 2014)

Obama's two-year 'amnesty' for illegal immigrant minors sparks Twelve-Fold spike in numbers pouring across border.  Obama instituted an immigration policy that the GOP says enticed tens of thousands of Central American children to cross America's southern border illegally without any parents to guide them.  More than 33,000 have been picked up in Texas alone since October.  The U.S. border patrol says its forces are overwhelmed, and the courts are bracing for a flood of immigration cases from children held in temporary detention facilities designed to handle a fraction of the numbers.  Sanitation problems are beginning to rear their ugly heads.

Illegal Immigrant Flood Bringing Disease Outbreaks.  There are serious worries in Texas and beyond over the current flood of illegal immigrants and the diseases they are carrying into the United States.

Five Ways Obama's Immigration Decisions Parallel Those Of Castro.  A wave of single mothers and children is crashing across our border from Central America in numbers not seen since Cuba's 1980 Mariel boatlift.  Incredibly, it's now President Obama playing the role of Castro.

Feds shipping hundreds of immigrant kids to Arizona.  The federal government on Friday [6/6/2014] began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally in Texas to a holding center in Nogales, Ariz., further straining relations with Gov. Jan Brewer, who was already angry over the recent release of hundreds of undocumented families at bus stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Border Patrol Overwhelmed with Kids.  Thousands of illegal immigrants have overrun U.S. border security and their processing centers in Texas along the U.S./Mexico border.  Unaccompanied minors, including young girls under the age of 12, are making the dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico, through cartel-controlled territories, and across the porous border onto U.S. soil.

U.S. to Provide Lawyers for Children Facing Deportation.  The Obama administration said Friday that it was starting a program to provide lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico.  Under the plan, the federal government will issue $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children making their way through the immigration court system.

U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone.  With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young illegal migrants traveling by themselves, the Department of Homeland Security declared a crisis this week and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an Air Force base in San Antonio, officials said Friday [5/16/2014].  After seeing children packed in a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Tex., during a visit last Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday declared "a level-four condition of readiness" in the Rio Grande Valley.  The alert was an official recognition that federal agencies overseeing borders, immigration enforcement and child welfare had been outstripped by a sudden increase in unaccompanied minors in recent weeks.

Mexico anti-poverty fund draws the line at 3 children.  The head of Mexico's anti-poverty program drew criticism Monday [5/5/2014] after she warned Indian mothers that government aid programs would help support only their first three children.

Obama's Illegal Alien Magnet Kills Another Child.  Main Stream Media reports about child border jumpers routinely emphasize family reunification:  kids summoned by their parents so they can be one big happy family getting a better life in America.  That's the implied backdrop for poor Noemi's story.  But there are also kids who hop trains to reach the US, with no comfy home awaiting them.  They hope to find jobs in America on their own.  In The Oscar-nominated documentary Which Way Home, a film about illegal alien children, follows a group like that.  The trailer notes:  "Among the thousands that ride the trains, roughly 5% are traveling alone."

Duncan on Mexican Women Who Cross U.S. Border to Give Birth: 'These Are Our Kids'.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited an elementary school in Columbus, N.M. last year where 75 percent of the students live in Mexico but are being educated in the United States because their mothers crossed the border to seek medical help, and their birth here makes them U.S. citizens.  "These are our kids and they're trying to get a great education," Duncan said during a visit to the school, which was part of his 2013 school bus tour.  "These are children and families who are trying to live the American dream of putting everything, everything on the line to get a great education.

The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted a "surge" in unaccompanied alien children in its year-end report last week, pointing out that 24,668 foreign minors in the country illegally were placed in the care of a federal de facto baby-sitting service because no parents were around to care for them.  Last year's number was a near doubling from 2012, and nearly quadruple what it was at the start of the decade, according to a report on Fox News.

DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking.  A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions.

By flouting immigration law, Obama endangers children and enriches smugglers.  Advocates of immigration reform often argue that sweeping new laws are needed because "the system is broken."  But a newly released court opinion suggests the system is broken in part because the Obama administration stubbornly refuses to enforce immigration laws already on the books.

Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S..  A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels, saying that instead of enforcing immigration laws, agents knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant, in Virginia.  In a 10-page order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the case was the fourth such case he's seen over the last month, and in each instance Customs and Border Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents.

Judge claims U.S. Department of Homeland Security is delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents.  A Texas federal judge has accused the Department of Homeland Security of delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents.  U.S. District Judge Andrew S[.] Hanen filed a court order late last week claiming that in more than one case before his court, immigration officials had arrested human traffickers and then delivered the children being smuggled 'to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.'

Anchor babies grow up to become troublemakers.
Youth Brought to US Illegally Leave to Test Law.  Three immigrant activists who were brought to the United States illegally as children have traveled to Mexico and plan to challenge American immigration laws by showing up at a border crossing and demanding to be allowed to back in.  Under U.S. law, all three have been living in the country illegally even though they grew up in America.

Report: DHS Halted Background Checks to Meet Flood of Amnesty Requests.  In advance of his successful reelection, President Obama took executive action to defer, for two years, deportation for illegal immigrants who entered the country as children.  The result was a flood of requests to the immigration service for the temporary amnesty.  As a result of this demand, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, the Department of Homeland Security cut back on the legally-required criminal background checks of these immigrants.  The revelation raises questions of how the agency could handle a blanket amnesty of all illegal immigrants.

Obama Gives Amnesty to Criminal Illegals and Illegals Under 30.  Obama is basically giving amnesty to illegal immigrants who have committed petty crimes and less than three misdemeanors.  We also no longer deport illegals under 30.  They could have come here last week, which exceeds Obama's promise to only give amnesty to children brought here at a young age and who meet certain criteria.  Millions of unauthorized illegals have been given permanent status.  They are Obama's new Democratic voters.

Administration's program halts 102,000 deportations.  The administration has issued stays of deportation for 102,965 illegal immigrants under President Obama's new non-deportation policy, officials announced Friday [12/14/2012].  Another 157,151 applications are still under review under the policy, officially known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which grants a tentative legal status to illegal immigrants who qualify — though it does not grant them a path to citizenship.

Illegal Immigrants Flock to Youth Program.  Armed with foreign birth certificates, school records and proof they have grown up in the U.S., tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants across the country applied Wednesday to a program that could allow them to remain in the country and work legally. [...] Nearly two million immigrants could benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which began accepting applications Wednesday [8/15/2012].

Illegal immigrants line up at consulates across country for 'DREAM'-er applications.  Young illegal immigrants are lining up by the thousands at consulates across the country to take advantage of the Obama administration program allowing them to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation.  As many as 1.8 million undocumented immigrants could be eligible for the program, which kicked off Wednesday [8/15/2012].  Under the new rules, applicants can fill out a six-page form, pay a $465 fee and submit documents proving their identity in order to qualify.

It Will Cost Young Illegals $465 to Stay in the U.S. Under New Obama Immigration Policy.  The Obama administration said Friday that it will start charging young illegal immigrants $465 for temporary work permits to avoid deportation under a new immigration policy announced earlier this summer.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications Aug. 15 for the DREAM Act-like policy, which is being implemented without congressional approval.
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As Many as 50,000 Children in Mexico Are Involved in Organized Crime.  In Mexico, 30 to 50 thousand children are involved with organized crime, according to organizations that protect children.  The creation of a justice system for adolescents is paralyzed, it operates at federal level until 2014 and progress in this matter is inexistent [sic] in the states of Mexico.

Napolitano: Obama made inaccurate statement on immigration.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano accused her boss President Barack Obama of making an inaccurate statement on immigration law enforcement during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday [7/19/2012].  A hot topic during the hearing was the Obama administration's decision to selectively enforce immigration laws.  The administration decided in mid-June — via an announcement from Napolitano and a subsequent Rose Garden speech from Obama — that it would not deport illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as "young children."

Fraud by illegal immigrants destroying children's lives.  The SSA Actuary estimates that 75 percent of illegal immigrants obtain and use a fraudulent Social Security number.

Is Obama making himself 'legal' in removing 800,000 illegal immigrants from deportation?  [Scroll down]  Like everything the Democrats do, they did it for the children.  Here's the white wash:  "This grant of deferred action is not immunity, it is not amnesty, it is an exercise of discretion so that these young people are not in the removal system" Napolitano said.  "It will help us continue to streamline immigration enforcement, ensure that resources are not spent pursuing the removal of low priority cases involving productive young people."  What "immigration enforcement" we might ask?

Barack H. Obama is using the Cloward-Piven strategy to bring down this country.
Perry accuses Obama administration of fueling 'surge' in illegal immigrant children.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the Obama administration of "perpetuating" a recent "surge" in illegal immigrant children who are crossing into the U.S. from Mexico and Central America without their parents and often falling straight into government care.  In a letter obtained by Fox News, Perry wrote to President Obama on Friday [5/4/2012] citing stats that show more than 5,200 "unaccompanied minors" were taken into U.S. custody in the first six months of the fiscal year — a more than 90 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago.

Children of Illegal Immigrants Sue Florida Over State's College Tuition Policy.  Children of illegal immigrants living in Florida are suing the state for charging them out-of-state tuition.  Wendy Ruiz, a sophomore at Miami Dade College, is one of those behind the lawsuit.

Born in the U.S.A.:  Birth tourists get instant U.S. citizenship for their newborns.

Dream Act Makes Children Pawns.  Congress is expected to vote on the Dream Act on Wednesday [12/8/2010], providing a path to citizenship to millions of illegal immigrant youth.  It's a bad precedent that uses kids, costs taxpayers and invites new amnesties.

Rancor babies.  Immigration has been the elephant in the living room of U.S. political discourse for many years now — always there, sometimes up front, but fading into the background when other weighty matters demand our attention.  Now it's trampling the furniture.  The issue this time is the growing numbers of babies with foreign parents who are born here and hence become American citizens.

Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants.  The federal court decision blocking key provisions of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect could light a fire under lawmakers considering an alternative — and some say radical — approach to reining in illegal immigration.  Lawmakers since last year have been kicking around a proposal to bar U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens.  Such a move, which has been ridiculed by legal scholars, would be a drastic reinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment.

Paul:  No citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants.  Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul is once again making waves, this time for saying he opposes citizenship for U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants.

What If Arizona Were Quebec?  Suppose for a moment that 15 million Americans — the population of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut combined — sneaked across the border into Quebec.  Suppose that these illegal immigrants refused to learn to speak French, that they applied for Canadian welfare, that they reproduced at a rate higher than Quebec's residents, and that they bankrupted Canada's socialized medical system.  Suppose that they sent their children to Canadian schools in such large numbers that Quebec's school system had to teach "French as a Second Language" courses.

Pelosi:  It's Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Use Than Interdict Drugs at Border.  While pointing out that it is the responsibility of the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said Thursday [5/6/2010] it is cheaper to treat teens for drug use than it is to interdict drugs being smuggled across the border.

Flood of Unaccompanied Minors Sneaking into Texas from Mexico.  The Border Patrol says more than a thousand unaccompanied minors were arrested trying to sneak into Texas from Mexico, overwhelming the Border Patrol's holding facilities in the Rio Grande Valley.  Some of the children have been shipped to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio for temporary housing.

U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas.  Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News.  The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months.  Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and "behavioral treatment centers."  The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers.

Witnessing surge of unaccompanied minors in McAllen, DHS chief declares emergency.  The Department of Homeland Security this week declared a crisis this week after the department's head visiting the Border Patrol station in McAllen, where he saw children packed inside the station.  A recent surge in unaccompanied youths, mostly from Central America, prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to declare a "level-four condition of readiness" in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a report published Friday evening by The New York Times.

The Editor says...
This is a new twist on the old "anchor baby" technique:  Now the parents drop the kids on this side of the border, have them enroll in school, and then claim the breakup of the family is causing a hardship which only Big Government can remedy.

Immigration: Obama orders deportation review.  US President Barack Obama has directed officials to review how to enforce immigration laws "more humanely". [...] "The president emphasised his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system," said a statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday.

The Editor says...
Sounds like the President is trying to strengthen the "anchor baby" effect, obviously pandering to the Hispanic vote.  If families are worried about the pain of separation, perhaps they should stay together on the Mexican side of the border.

Illegal Immigration: History's Greatest Wage Suppression Tool.  The very notion that in today's day and age that borders cannot be secured is beyond contempt.  Meanwhile, your grandmother is getting cavity-searched by the TSA and yet another anchor baby is born in a U.S. hospital (which accounts for 8% of all births).  The average American knows this "look the other way" policy very well, with all of its repercussions, because he has been dealing with suppressed wages for decades.  This suppression has not only helped gut lower and middle-class Americans, it has also caused millions of Americans to rely on government subsidies, i.e. welfare checks, section 8 housing, and EBT cards.

ICE agent on transporting young illegals to parents in US: 'Our officers are babysitters'.  The Department of Homeland Security is transporting illegal immigrant children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents living in the United States "every day," according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.  In an interview with The Daily Caller Thursday, the president of the union representing more than 7,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff, Chris Crane elaborated on a recent court order out of South Texas.

ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'.  The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States.  "While the court's comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal," acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com.

$6 Billion a Year for Mexican "Anchor Babies?"  Another major flaw in the Senate immigration bill is the failure to repeal the provision that babies born to illegal aliens in the U.S. get automatic U.S. citizenship.  This is known as birthright citizenship.  Birthright citizenship is one of the media's powerful tools to advance the Senate immigration bill.  The media use young children, even babies, as showpieces, arguing that if the government does not legalize, or grant amnesty to their parents, then these children will be left without mothers and fathers if their parents are deported.  It's one sob story after another.

Chinese 'maternity hotel' sparks outrage in California suburb.  Residents of a Southern California suburb are protesting against a hilltop home that they say serves as a maternity center for Chinese mothers paying thousands of dollars to give birth to so-called "anchor babies."

Obama Wins Georgia Ballot Challenge.  [Scroll down]  Opponents of the controversial birthright citizenship practice should also take note, since Judge Malihi's opinion further entrenches the notion that every baby born on U.S. soil, regardless of the citizenship or domicile of its parents (presumably even an "anchor baby" or "birth tourist" baby) is a "natural born" citizen.

Dictionary now calls 'anchor baby' an offensive term.  The first new edition of the American Heritage Dictionary in 10 years contained 10,000 new entries — and one of them in particular caused a flurry of protest among immigrant and Latino advocates.  The fifth edition of the dictionary defined the term "anchor baby" as "A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family."

Closing Anchor Baby Loophole Restores the 14th Amendment.  As usual, it is the liberals and RINOs who are perverting the original intention of the constitution.  The 14th Amendment states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."  The operative phrase is "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof," which means people who owe sole allegiance to America.

Anchor babies away.  Eight percent of babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2008 had mothers who were illegal aliens, according to a report released Wednesday [8/11/2010] by the Pew Research Center.  Such newborns bring significant societal costs.  Because their parents are poor, the families contribute little in taxes while at the same time relying heavily on government services.

American Citizenship Is Not A Birthright.  The 14th Amendment was written to guarantee citizenship for freed slaves.  It's been misinterpreted to give citizenship to children of illegal aliens.  Now some GOP leaders want to restore its original meaning.

Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment.  The question, of course, involves anchor babies (AKA "jackpot babies"), infants born to illegal immigrants in the certainty that, under the "natural-born citizenship" clause of the 14th Amendment, their status as American citizens, with all rights and privileges pertaining thereto, will enable their families, lo, even unto the third cousins, to maintain residence in the U.S. unmolested by immigration or other law enforcement.  Illegal immigration has developed into one of those controversies that parcel themselves out piece by piece rather than all at once, a factor that gives the immigration controversy its never-ending-saga quality.  Anchor babies are the latest installment.

1993 flip-flop:  Sen. Reid introduced bill 'clarifying' birthright citizenship.  For all the brouhaha over Republicans wanting to review the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, the citizenship/birthright clause, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, once supported revising the current interpretation of the birthright citizenship clause in 1993.  Mr. Reid introduced a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993.

Anchors Away.  The [Democrat Party] Platform Committee just concluded a heated but respectful debate over an amendment to add language to the platform in support of a law denying citizenship to so-called anchor babies (babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants).  The amendment failed.  The amendment was offered by Kendal Unruh of Colorado.

Anchor Babies:  About every six months the population of the U.S. increases about as much as the population of Tallahassee.  Who are these hundreds of thousands of new citizens?  They are newborns, children of illegal aliens born in the United States — birthright citizens, "anchor babies" — not illegal aliens.  This quirky legal right then allows the mother's parents and siblings to remain, and later a whole bunch of their relatives to immigrate legally.  This why they are also known as "Jackpot babies."

There's More to Birthright Citizenship Than You Think.  [Scroll down]  A new CIS report by a pseudonymous government employee with extensive knowledge of such matters estimates that nearly 200,000 people are born each year in the United States to "non-immigrants" — i.e., foreigners here on some kind of temporary status.

The Next Immigration Battle: Birthright Citizenship.  The next big battle on the illegal immigration front is beginning to take shape.  A group of state law-makers plans to challenge the idea that babies born in the United States to immigrant parents should automatically be granted citizenship. ... Does eliminating birthright citizenship require a constitutional amendment?  Legislators from five states don't think so.  In Washington, D.C. on Wednesday [1/5/2011], they revealed legislation designed to force the issue into federal courts.

Constitutional Amendments and Citizenship Rights.  It's like clockwork.  Whenever conservatives propose a constitutional amendment, progressives suddenly rediscover the delicate gears of the Constitution and the horrible dangers of "tinkering" or "tampering" with its precision craftsmanship.  Consider the sudden brouhaha over the idea of revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship.

Congress Mulls Bill to Revise Birthright Citizenship.  Anyone born on American soil is an American.  That's an unconditional right, according to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.  It's not an exclusively American practice.  Worldwide, about 30 nations (mostly in the Western Hemisphere) have similar birthright citizenship policy.  Citizenship based on where a person is born, is called jus soli, which is Latin for "right of the soil."  But jus soli is primarily a New World right.  Today, there are no European nations that grant jus soli.

The Children Of Illegals Have No Business Demanding Anything.  They took their protests right to the steps of Congress.  Hundreds of students, including ten from Georgia, lobbied at the nation's capitol for "The Dream Act," which offers undocumented students a chance to become legal citizens.  I contend we don't need "Immigration Reform" but "Enforcement Reform", meaning the federal government should do its job and enforce the existing laws on the books.  However, the children of illegal aliens believe they should get a pass because they didn't do anything wrong.

Georgia lawmaker wants to end 'birthright citizenship'.  U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, has proposed changing the long-standing federal policy that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born on U.S. soil, a move opposed by immigrant rights advocates.  Supporters of Deal's proposal say "birthright citizenship" encourages illegal immigration and makes enforcement of immigration laws more difficult.


DREAM sequence:


Obama Blocks Officers From Stopping 'Dreamers'.  President Barack Obama is blocking several simple actions that would quickly stop the rising flood of migrant youths and adults crossing the Texas border, according to border officials and immigration reformers.  If officials wanted to block the "Dream Deluge" of Central Americans youths, for example, "they would stop releasing them to family members [in the U.S., and] make sure they're in long-term detention until they could either verify an asylum claim or a claim for persecution," said Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council.  Immigration officials could make sure the youths' parents are legal residents before they transfer the children and youths, and then deport the parents if they're here illegally, said Moran, whose council serves as a union for border patrol officers.

Biden: Some 'Dream Deluge' Illegals May Get Citizenship.  Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently offered U.S. citizenship to thousands, or even tens of thousands, of illegal immigrants from Central America — even though he was trying to persuade them to not cross the border.  "We're going to hold hearings with our judges consistent with international law and American law, and we're going to send the vast majority of you back," he said during a June 20 press press [sic] conference in Guatemala.  But "vast majority" is not "all."  So Biden's statement says the U.S. will award the Grand Prize in human life — 'U.S. citizenship for you and all your descendants' — to the illegal immigrants who are not among the "vast majority" who are sent home.

Claim: DHS Secretly Housing Would-Be DREAM Kids at Texas Military Base.  Department of Homeland Security officials are secretly housing the Central American children surging across the southern border in a Army airfield hangar that has not been identified as "an illegal immigrant processing/holding center" by the federal government, a watchdog group reports, citing a "high-level source" at the military installation.  Busloads of people are being sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Judicial Watch.

A Dysfunctional Government, Top to Bottom.  In 2012, President Obama announced a decision to stop deporting those who entered the country illegally under the age of 16.  This was a version of one of his domestic policy goals, the DREAM Act, providing a path to citizenship to those who entered the country illegally as children.  Today on the U.S. border with Mexico, the federal government is struggling to keep up with waves of unattended children crossing into this country.

Harry Reid's Illegal Alien Student Bailout.  The so-called DREAM Act would create an official path to Democratic voter registration for an estimated two million college-age illegal aliens.  Look past the public relations-savvy stories of "undocumented" valedictorians left out in the cold.  This is not about protecting "children."  It's about preserving electoral power through cap-and-gown amnesty.

DREAM Act a Nightmare for America.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) announced last week he would tack on the DREAM Act on to a defense appropriations bill.  A cloture vote on the act is expected this afternoon.  The DREAM Act grants amnesty to illegal aliens who claim they came to this country before the age of 16 and also claim they will join the military or enroll in college.

Obama Is Destroying The United States As Full-Blown Amnesty Unfolds In Plain Sight.  If you want to know what the upcoming amnesty bill will look like, all you have to do is examine the demands of Obama's army of open borders people.  They are always in alignment.  The Hill reports that open borders groups will occupy House office buildings today to demand an expansion of the DREAM Act to include all family members.  They also want all illegal youth to be de-prioritzed for deportation.

Justice Department questioned 2012 Obama DACA immigration action.  The most interesting aspect of the legal advice President Barack Obama got on the immigration executive action he announced Thursday night may be what lawyers told the president he could not or should not do.  A 33-page Justice Department legal opinion made public just hours before Obama spoke concluded that he doesn't have the legal authority to offer broad deportation relief to parents of so-called Dreamers — people who came to the U.S. illegally as children and won a reprieve from deportation in a program known as DACA that Obama created in 2012.

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#46]  Barack Obama unilaterally implemented the DREAM Act that Congress didn't pass and illegally handed out work permits to illegal aliens.  [#47]  Obama is threatening to bypass Congress and simply "legalize" millions more of illegal immigrants even though it's illegal and unconstitutional and it hurts the American people and will further encourage even more illegal aliens to surge across the border.  [#48]  The fence on our southern border was supposed to be completed by 2009.  The Obama Administration has made it clear that it doesn't intend to finish it during his presidency.  [#49]  Barack Obama is deliberately creating a crisis on the southern border by refusing to deport illegal aliens crossing into our country.

Mexican Billionaire, NYT Minority Owner Launches Campaign to Bring DREAMers into US Workforce.  Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire who also owns a minority stake in The New York Times, is reportedly launching an effort to bring every illegal immigrant DREAMer into the workforce.  As Bloomberg News noted, Slim is the world's second-richest person — second only to Bill Gates — and he "has introduced a campaign to integrate about half a million" DREAMers into the U.S. workforce.  According to Bloomberg, "About 1.1 million people in the U.S. are eligible for work authorization" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but "only about half have been approved."

Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To Enact 'Broadest Possible' Executive Amnesty.  On Tuesday [8/12/2014], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she wanted President Barack Obama to enact the "broadest possible" executive amnesty.  In an interview on Univision radio, Pelosi hoped that Obama would give temporary amnesty to the parents of DREAMers and U.S. citizens.  Obama is reportedly considering giving temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants via executive fiat during the August recess.

The Editor asks...
What is "temporary amnesty?"  Is that like a temporary pardon or temporary parole?  There is no such thing.

Feds: Kids 'entitled' to U.S. education no matter immigration status.  The Department of Education said in a recently released fact sheet that it doesn't matter if children are illegally in the country — they're entitled to the same taxpayer-funded public education as everyone else.  The declaration comes as states and localities around the nation have sought clarification from the federal agency about what to do with the scores of illegal immigrant youths who've crossed the border in recent months, insofar as schooling goes.

Feds Won't Tell Texas School Districts How Many Unaccompanied Minors to Expect.  This school year, Texas taxpayers will likely be on the hook for approximately $45 million to educate the wave of Central American children who entered the U.S. illegally during recent months.  Thousands of unaccompanied minors are expected to attend Texas public schools this year.  Despite this, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is unable to put plans in place for accommodating the minors — the federal government has not revealed the number of foreign students to expect in each school district.

White House: By the way, we're still planning an amnesty this summer for illegals who are already here.  The prudent thing to do before the midterms would be to focus on stopping the border crisis, to "prove" that Obama's serious about enforcement before a new push at comprehensive reform next year, and then do some sort of very limited amnesty to show immigration activists that O's on their side with the promise of more to come after the current uproar has quieted down.  Instead you've got Harry Reid mumbling about the border being secure, Pelosi doing her "won't somebody think of the children?" shtick, and now Obama's inner circle whispering that it's full speed ahead on DACA 2.0.  And not only do they still intend to go forward, apparently they're going to tell the public that they're doing it because of the border crisis.

Ted Cruz: Border Bill Must Address Obama's Executive Amnesty Threat.  With House Republicans exploring lawmakers' immigration "wish lists" as they craft a legislative response to the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is drawing a line in the sand: unless the bill prevents President Obama from expanding unilateral amnesty for so-called DREAMers, he will oppose it.  "No legislation should be considered unless it specifically prohibits Obama from expanding" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), "which allows those who have come here illegally to stay," Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News.  "That should be a prerequisite for any bill considered to address this crisis."

Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis.  The situation at America's southern border is a "manufactured crisis," one perpetuated — if not started — by the Obama administration.  After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children.  "The surge to 60,000 or so children seen this year was said to catch many off guard, especially since just 6,500 children entered the U.S. as early as 2011," reported Pete Kasperowicz for The Blaze.  "But [Republican Senator Jeff] Sessions [R-AL] said the advertisement showed that the administration knew the surge would happen."  And in reality, the 60,000 children represent only about 20 percent of the total illegal immigrants who have come into this country since April.

Memo to GOP: Let Obama own immigration mess on our border.  Make no mistake, President Obama is to blame for the immigration fiasco.  Despite front-page articles in the New York Times and elsewhere blaming a 2008 sex trafficking bill or rampant gang violence in Central America for the crush of illegal youngsters flooding our border, it is clear that the trigger for the sudden influx was President Obama's campaign-motivated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), aka the "Dream Act."

Hispanic Lawmakers to Obama: Take 'Executive Action' to Stop All Deportations.  Reps. Luis Guiterrez (D-Ill.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) joined immigration activists Thursday in calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations and allow illegal aliens to have work permits.  It's the latest effort to compel the president to make sweeping changes to immigration law through executive orders.  The Democrats also want Obama's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to apply to parents of so-called Dreamers and others, putting them on a path to citizenship as spelled out in the immigration bill (S.744) as passed by the Senate in June 2013.  The House has not taken up that bill.

Luis Gutierrez: We've Given Obama Four-Page Wish List Of Executive Actions.  Saying that he expects Obama to be "broad, expansive, and generous" with his use of executive action, [Rep. Luis] Gutierrez suggested that Obama grant temporary amnesty and work permits to the parents of illegal immigrant children as Obama did in 2010 with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for certain DREAMers.  To date, that program has benefited at least 560,000 illegal immigrant children.  He said it would be in the "national interest" to do so.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine denied access to child immigrant facility: 'What are they trying to hide?'.  Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine is asking what the Obama administration has to hide after he was denied access Monday to a Health and Human Services facility at Fort Sill currently housing up to 1,200 illegal immigrant children.  "There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held," the Republican said in a press release.

Bridenstine denied access to illegals being housed Ft. Sill.  Congressman Jim Bridenstine was denied access yesterday [7/1/2014] to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.  Congressman Bridenstine said, "There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.  Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks."

HHS Bars Congressman From Seeing Immigrant Children.  A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.  Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21.  "What are they trying to hide?" Bridenstine said after the incident.  "Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?  As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking.  I would like to know to whom these children are being released."

U.S. Congressman Blocked From Entering Child Immigrant Facility.  An Oklahoma Congressman who visited an Army base being used to house illegal immigrant children now wonders what the federal government is hiding after he was denied access to the facility.  "There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held," Rep. Jim Bridenstine said in a statement following his visit Tuesday to Ft. Sill Army base near Lawton.


DACA:


Obama's 2012 DACA move offers a window into pros and cons of executive action.  As President Obama moves forward with his plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an existing program to protect young illegal migrants demonstrates the life-changing promise of executive action but also its profound shortcomings, according to experts and government documents.  The 2012 initiative has given temporary protection to slightly more than 700,000 people brought to the United States illegally as children.  They say that program has helped them emerge from the shadows, making possible a work permit, a Social Security number and enhanced self-respect.

The Editor says...
Nobody is hiding in "the shadows" because nobody other than the most violent criminals is getting deported.  In fact, some illegal aliens are marching in the streets!  A work permit?  No problem.  These guys came here to work, I hope.  Social Security?  Let them pay into Social Security all they like, since it appears to me that Social Security will not exist much longer.

Biden Promises Obama Will Strike GOP with 'Lightning' via Executive Amnesty.  According to pool reports, Biden spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at his residence and reportedly called up a student who had received temporary amnesty due to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Biden then said that Obama is going to enact executive amnesty before the end of the year if Congress does not pass comprehensive immigration reform, "and he's going to do an awful lot."  He said Obama has a chance to change the country "in a way like we haven't had for a long, long time."

House Passes Bill to Block Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty.  The House of Representatives voted Friday evening to pass a bill that blocks President Barack Obama from continuing or expanding executive amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program or programs like it.  The bill passed 216 to 192, with 11 Republicans voting against it and 4 Democrats voting for it.

Confirmed: Illegal Alien Kids Will Be Going to Publicly Funded Charter School in Texas.  KRGV reports that a refurbished detention center in Karnes City, TX, will be used to house hundreds of women and children who crossed into Texas illegally.  The center's rooms, called "suites," have only been used to house adult illegal aliens in the past, but with the recent surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, it will now be used to house kids too.

Sessions: Melt Congress' Phone Lines, Stop Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty.  Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people:  He needs help to kill President Barack Obama's plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.  Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress' phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama's executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.

Embedding Illegals In Your Neighborhood — Social Justice Immigration Constructs In The Works.  We have already outlined how HHS UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Minor) Grants are essentially a ruse similar to ACORN.  There might be a few "unaccompanied" minors, (although we have yet to actually see or read of one) but there are many more entire families, or more commonly "mothers with children".  $622 million has been assigned to the UAC "crisis", and granted (spent) via HHS funding, since 2012 when President Obama authorized the Deferred Action Program known as DACA.

Obama: treacherous or incompetent?  In April, prior to the present massive and growing surge in illegal minor immigration, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Obama has created an "open borders" situation by failing to enforce U.S. immigration law.  One could fairly conclude that the current crisis was a deliberate policy decision because the Obama indicated that he would expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that offers amnesty for illegal immigrant children and provides an incentive for exactly the type of mass illegal invasion we are witnessing on our southern border.  There should be little doubt that Obama's open borders policy is meant to fundamentally transform the country's demographics, produce millions of additional Democratic voters and welfare recipients and permanently undermine the national security of the United States.

Obama: My Amnesty Programs Not Luring 'Misinformed' Parents to Send Kids to US.  President Barack Obama does not believe his temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrant children has exacerbated the border crisis even though the number of illegal immigrant kids crossing the border spiked the year after he unilaterally enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012.  In fact, Obama thinks programs like DACA and a comprehensive amnesty bill are ways to solve the border crisis.

White House criticized for hosting young illegal immigrants amid 'crisis' over surge.  The White House event honored ten young people who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, an administration program that allows illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children to live and work in the country for two years and can then be renewed.  The White House said the DACA recipients being honored are "success stories."  A spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, though, told Fox News Tuesday [6/17/2014] that celebrating illegal immigrants in this way minimizes the sacrifices Border Patrol agents have made to keep the border secure.

White House Encourages Illegals Because It's All About The Votes.  Despite Vice President Joe Biden's taking time from his World Cup schedule for a last-minute side trip to Central America to urge the locals not to send their children through cartel-infested Mexico across the U.S. border, the stronger message came Tuesday from the White House.  There, Obama honored 10 illegal immigrants as recipients of his two-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.  Incredibly, the people being honored weren't there for, oh, maybe contributing a new product, invention or discovery to society as a result of their DACA benefits.  They were foreigners receiving laurels for their political activism within our system through a nongovernment activist organization called Mi Familia Vota.  (Translation:  "My Family Votes," a group title alone that raises questions about the 3-year-olds).

Amid Border Crisis, White House To Welcome DACA Immigrants.  The White House will be welcoming undocumented immigrants shielded from deportation by the president's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Tuesday [6/17/2014] even as the policy has precipitated a crisis on the southern border as tens of thousands of children stream across with hopes of amnesty.  In an announcement the White House communications office said it will be honoring "Champions of Change," who are also DACA recipients.

White House To Welcome In, Honor Illegal Immigrants.  President Obama's White House will honor illegal immigrant activists at a ceremony Tuesday [6/17/2014].  Two activists with the group Mi Familia Vota Education Fund will be honored as "Champions of Change" at a special White House ceremony.

DHS Chief: 2-Year Extension for 'Dreamers,' Young Illegals Who Entered on Their Own.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Thursday that the more than 500,000 illegal aliens who qualified for legal status through a DHS directive issued in June 2012 can now "renew" their status for two more years.  But the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, now applies not only to those who were brought to this country illegally by their also illegal parents.  It states that those who crossed illegally on their own as children may also be eligible, because they are not "making an adult choice to break our laws."

Illegal Immigrant: Reports in Central America Encourage Trek North.  Central Americans say news reports in their countries are encouraging them to make the journey north to the United States.  A mother and child told [KRGV-TV] that the message being disseminated in their country is, "go to America with your child, you won't be turned away."

Obama Calls Surge of Children Across US Border 'Urgent Humanitarian Situation'.  President Obama today [6/2/2014] declared an "urgent humanitarian situation" along the southwest U.S. border after a sudden surge of hundreds of unaccompanied, undocumented children flowing into the country in the past month.  The declaration, made in a presidential memorandum, directs federal agencies to coordinate an emergency response to the situation and provide the children with medical care, housing and transportation.

The Editor says...
They are coming here for free "medical care, housing, transportation, and school lunches.  Don't give them free stuff, and they won't come streaming across the border.

Amnesty By Any Means Necessary.  The Obama administration is determined to continue mocking the separation of powers concept contained in the Constitution.  Thus, the president is contemplating another unilateral move with regard to illegal immigration, allowing some illegal aliens brought here as children to serve in the United States military.  The move is an outgrowth of another unilateral decision made by Obama, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  DACA provided work permits and deferred action from deportation to approximately 500,000 younger illegals who met certain eligibility criteria.

Teach for America Wants Illegal Immigrant DREAMers to Lead U.S. Classrooms.  Teach for America, a non-profit organization that recruits teachers for low-income schools, is placing candidates who came to America illegally but have been granted Deferred Action status.  In 2012, President Obama established a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Obama's executive action provided 560,000 illegal immigrants, who came into the U.S. as children, permission to work here if they pursue education as a career.

Smartphone app launched to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.  Immigration advocates on Wednesday [8/14/2013] launched a new mobile app designed to help illegal immigrants to take advantage of President Obama's non-deportation policy for so-called Dreamer immigrants.  Known as "Pocket DACA" — a reference to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the government's name for the legalization program — the free app gives advice on how to apply for the program and lists groups immigrants can contact for help.

House Votes to Defund Obama's DREAM Policy.  The House of Representatives voted 224--201 Thursday morning to deny funding for the Obama administration's controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  The policy, which was implemented via executive order in June 2012, effectively assumes the enactment of the DREAM Act, legislation that has failed to pass Congress on multiple occassions, and has raised concerns about executive overreach.

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