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, overview and recap articles:


The Dem Plan To Turn Their Open Border Dream Into America's Nightmare.  Hypothetically, if an FBI agent obtained a warrant to raid a drug trafficker's house and arrest him, but the trafficker had a minor daughter home with him, [Senator] Feinstein's bill would prohibit the FBI agents, while arresting a drug trafficker, from separating the child from her father. [...] Smugglers and drug traffickers know that using children to pose as a family unit will grant them entry into the U.S. and enable them to evade the consequences of their criminal action. [...] According to the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), there has been "a staggering increase in the number of illegal aliens using children to pose as family units in order to gain entry into the U.S."

Inordinate Compassion is a Vice.  Like all of the secondary virtues, compassion is a vice if it is not governed by justice and prudence.  And ungoverned compassion is also an Achilles' heel.  This is the great theme of Raspail's Camp of the Saints, the 1973 novel that foretold the third-world invasion of the West.  At one point in the novel a hardened Russian general looks across the Amur River and predicts that, when the Chinese invasion of Siberia begins, it will be lead not by soldiers, but by women carrying babies and followed by their children.

The Asylum Crisis Is a Security Challenge, Not a Legal Problem.  The demographics of the migrant population have drastically changed — no longer mainly Mexican men but large numbers of women and children from Central America (especially Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador).  The latter are more difficult to turn away because of a law enacted in 2008 — called the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, though a better title would have been "The Law of Unintended Consequences."  The point, in any event, is that the number of migrants need not approach historic highs to prompt a crisis.  It need only overwhelm the resources we have allocated to deal with asylum claims and the attendant complication of detaining family members while the claims are processed.  This creates a security problem our law has not anticipated and is not fit to answer.

The cynical use of kids to break our hearts and our borders.  The New York Post, America's finest daily newspaper, finds itself at odds, like the rest of the country, over the hottest issue of the moment — immigration.  Even saying that is not so simple.  Because we're really talking about ILLEGAL immigration (50,000 each month) and unaccompanied alien children showing up by the thousands in search of asylum.

13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation'.  [#1] Trump Is Only Enforcing the Law.  The establishment media's manufactured narrative about the necessary and moral separation of illegal alien parents from their children is designed with the specific purpose of spreading the fake news that, only as a means to be cruel, President Trump is somehow making all of this up as he goes along.  In truth, Trump is only complying with and enforcing the law, which is his constitutional duty and responsibility. [...] [#2] Trump's Only Choice Is to Separate Illegal Alien Families.  When an illegal alien crosses the border into the U.S., he is a lawbreaker, and, like any lawbreaker (including American citizens), he is put into the criminal justice system.  This is the law.

Dems' true goal is to end all border enforcement.  President Trump climbed down on separating families at the border, but the underlying argument isn't going away.  The central question at the border isn't whether we should separate families — even most hard-liners in the Trump administration would prefer to hold families together — but whether migrants should stay in the United States or not.  Trump's hopes to salvage his "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all illegal border-crossers via his executive order ending family separation, although the practical and legal obstacles will be substantial.  The reaction among immigration advocates has gone from outrage about family separations to consternation about family detention, because their ultimate goal is to let the migrants come into the United States and stay.

CNN To Dem Senator:  Did You Object When Obama Kept Unaccompanied Illegal Kids In Cages?  [Scroll down]  But here again the problem didn't start with Trump, as convenient as that would be for the narrative that Trump is somehow the font of all bad things in immigration policy.  Nor is the AP story a slam-dunk argument for catch-and-release:  The kids at the Virginia facility have been accused of being members of MS-13 by some immigration officials while others claim that they're not gangsters but are suffering from mental-health problems due to what they endured in their home countries.  They're special cases among unaccompanied minors, sent to juvenile detention because they present special risks rather than to HHS shelters like typical unaccompanied minors.  In fact, the Virginia facility isn't even federally owned and operated; it's supervised by the Virginia DOE but receives some federally detained minors.  Whatever the truth is about the kids there, the feds would be risking the safety of the kids themselves and possibly risking the safety of others by simply letting them go.  The lesson of the AP story is that Virginia needs to take a hard look at how its personnel are handling kids in custody.  But that's not a politically useful lesson for those most interested in the story.  So they'll lose interest.

Weaponizing Compassion.  The Democrat "resistance" has managed to break its own record for hysterical and hypocritical invective.  Literalizing the clichéd punch line of a thousand gags — Will no one think of the children! — the Dems are hyperventilating about the illegal alien parents and their children being separated upon detention, as the law requires.  Once again, we see how much "conspicuous compassion," as Alan Bloom called it, has become a weapon of politics, one that damages our security and interests.  In this case, the disconnect between fact and spin is more glaring than usual.  No matter that ICE and Homeland Security are working within the constraints of court rulings and the law that Congress passed and can change any time.  No matter that often it's impossible to certify that the detained adults are the actual parents, or that human traffickers aren't using this dodge to enter the country with their prey.  No matter that the alternative is to turn these poorly vetted illegal aliens loose (as Obama did, as a form of de facto amnesty), merely on their word that they will show up for a hearing.

Weigh Anchor! Enforce the Citizenship Clause.  One simple reform would end a powerful incentive luring would-be illegal aliens from around the world to the United States: adjust the currently tortured interpretation of the right to citizenship expressed in the 14th Amendment.  Absurdly, current federal policy is to confer American citizenship automatically on any child (with very narrow exceptions, none applicable to illegal aliens) born within the United States.  The legal status of the parents is deemed irrelevant.  We must accept that a baby born to foreign parents five minutes after they crept over the border illegally is just as American as a baby whose parents are both Americans and U.S. citizens and whose ancestors have been here 350 years.  This new "American" is not the end of the story, either.  The U.S.-born child becomes an anchor in American soil that will permit his parents and minor siblings to remain and, later, his grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws and all of their children to immigrate legally, not to mention any friends and acquaintances from home who may follow them illegally.  All of their children born here will also be considered American citizens.  Neither the Census Bureau nor the INS can say how many aliens have availed themselves of this gift already.  We can only be sure that many millions more will also, unless Americans end it.

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

Understanding DACA.  The "kids" — most are in their 20s — who are protected by Obama's illegal DACA rule are like the children of bank robbers who are complaining that they can't keep the loot their parents stole because they, the children, didn't actually rob the bank.  If someone's parents lose everything that they owned due to drugs and thereby put their children in a tough spot whose fault is it?  Not America's.  If the parents of the "dreamers" had been honest they'd have gotten in line and waited their turn.  But they didn't.  Those parents didn't care about our laws; they decided that whatever was best for them was ok.

DACA or DACA-Plus?  President Trump inherited a mess from his predecessor and, while Obama's actions were unlawful, they have created facts on the ground that, as conservatives, we arguably should acknowledge.

Democrats panic over DACA.  Here's the problem with the whole mess for the Democrats.  Democrats staked their entire party's fortunes on the prospect of 700,000 or, given chain migration, millions of newly minted Democratic voters from the DACA deal.  They know full well that most DACA recipients aren't the overachieving, I've-got-a-new-life-at-last entrepreneurial immigrants of the legal variety; they are largely underachievers who have managed to assimilate only into the underclass and are used to having everything handed to them, including citizenship, for free.  Many do not speak English, and a few valedictorians aside, they can have as many as two misdemeanors, sometimes three, for wife-beating, graffiti-spraying, drunk driving, and the like.  Obviously, most of these people are high consumers of social services of all kinds, from food stamps to medical services to education to justice system "interaction."  As a result, they become Democratic voters, at times through the muscle of Democratic political machines, if not for the freebies themselves.  Democrats ignored everyone else and their concerns about illegals driving down wages, the moral hazard of additional just-wait-for-the-next-subway amnesties to fuel more illegal immigration, and the high costs of added social services while getting little of value in return.  They pretty much have no other program than that.  They also treated DACA as a racism issue, rather than a rule of law issue, which angers voters as well.

An Illegal Immigrant Almost Killed My Family.  Several months ago, the Trump administration ended the President Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which gave work permits and protection from deportation to people illegally brought to America as children.  Before it was rescinded, about 800,000 foreign citizens had been approved for the program, out of an estimated 1.8 million who are eligible.  Because DACA illegally sidestepped Congress and federal law, it was only ever a temporary measure.  When ending the program, the Trump administration urged Congress to take action to provide DACA enrollees, also known as "Dreamers," legal status.  If Congress doesn't act by March, recipients will begin falling out of the program, which could mean losing a job or deportation.  Many in Congress say they want to give the Dreamers legal status.  But the White House and conservatives in Congress also want to restrict newly legalized DACA recipients' ability to bring in non-spousal adult relatives from foreign countries, judging these adults as having more difficulty assimilating into American life.  They also want money for increased border security, an end to the diversity-visa lottery to make room for more skills-based immigration, and a crackdown on cities and states that refuse to deport violent criminals.

Are We Heading for an Immigration Sellout?  First off, can we just say that the country owes these adults (because they're all adults now) nothing.  Their parents broke the law, knowingly and willingly.  The idea that granting them citizenship is the only "moral" option because they're here "through no fault of their own" is ridiculous.  There are millions of Americans with parents in prison, should their parents be released because leaving someone without their parent is a situation they're in "through no fault of their own"? [...] There is no statute of limitations on violating immigration law — every day someone is in the country illegally they are breaking the law.  It's a continual violation.

DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse.  Today DACA (Deferred Action-Childhood Arrivals) is a major issue for the Trump administration, with politicians from both parties attempting to persuade President Trump to provide lawful status for the illegal aliens who had been granted temporary lawful status in an ill-conceived and, indeed, illegal program that had been implemented by President Obama, a politically adept manipulator of language and a master of deception.  On December 18th I participated in an interview on Fox News to discuss DACA and the fact that according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) legalizing the estimated population of "Dreamers" would cost an estimated $26 billion.

Who 'Dreamers' Really Are and Why They Cost $26B Over 10 Years.  In a video released Monday [1/8/2018], the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies details costs presented in the government report.  Steven Camarota, the center's research director, clarifies in the video that "Dreamers" — who were allowed to stay in the country under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — are not necessarily college students, as some advocates present them.  Camarota notes that nothing in DACA, which the Trump administration is winding down in favor of action by Congress, "actually requires" that beneficiaries attend college.  "The Congressional Budget Office estimated that about one-third of the [DACA] adults ... have not even graduated high school, and only about 15 percent have at least two years of college," Camarota says, adding that "54.1 percent of households headed by native-born Hispanics access one or more of the welfare programs, and they tend to have poverty rates about twice as high as the general population."

How the Left Devalues American Citizenship.  In his relentless effort to devalue what it means to be an American, Obama exempted citizenship applicants from a major part of the Oath of Allegiance.  Applicants no longer have to pledge to defend our country. [...] While illegals are not official citizens, outrageously, they receive benefits unavailable to citizens — free attorneys, college tuition, checks, abortions, and more.  Democrats and fake news media are working to guilt-trip Americans into gifting illegals the right to vote (some are already voting).  So, illegals don't desire or need no stinkin' U.S. citizenship.  Obama's illegals have no desire to assimilate.

DACA and the Rule of Law.  First, the parents are to blame.  One can understand and be sympathetic toward their crime, but it is a crime nonetheless.  Failing to deport a minor because the minor himself is not to blame rewards the crime.  Can a nation that professes to honor the rule of law reward those who break it?  Can a nation that rewards the breaking of a law hope or expect its immigrants to assimilate into a law-abiding a society when, through that very process, it demonstrates its disregard, if not contempt for the law?  Second, those Democrats who, for perceived political purposes, facilitated such illegal entries are to blame — as are Republicans who, fearing political backlash, did not oppose such measures.  Given the demands of politics, the role of both in this matter may, like that of the parents, be understandable.  The one who really merits the greatest blame and condemnation is Barack Obama. [...] Obama created a legal status for immigrants, but it was a status that could be removed with the stroke of another president's pen.  Obama surely did not think that would happen.  He surely believed he was creating a situation that, politically, would be hard to undo.  (Indeed, it is.)

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.

Judge Andrew Napolitano:  DACA and the rule of law.  Shortly after President Obama formalized two programs, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly known as DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (commonly, DAPA), in a series of executive orders, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that DAPA — the orders protecting undocumented immigrants who are the parents of children born here — was unconstitutional.  Before signing his executive orders, Obama tried to persuade Congress to amend federal immigration laws so as to permit those who came here illegally and bore children here and those who came here illegally as infants to remain here with work permits, high school diplomas, Social Security numbers, jobs and other indicia of stability and permanence.  After Congress declined to vote on the Obama proposals, he authored his now-famous DACA and DAPA executive orders.  He basically decided to do on his own what Congress had declined to do legislatively.  But Obama's executive orders were not novel; they merely formalized what every president since Ronald Reagan — including President Donald Trump — has effectively done.  Each has declined to deport undocumented immigrants who bore children here or who were brought here as young children.

Lawlessness Is Not Compassion.  There is probably not an adult in America who hasn't experienced having someone cut in line.  It's exasperating not only because it's fundamentally unfair, but because it's highly disrespectful of those already waiting.  More confrontational personalities will tell the person to go to the end of the line.  Others will say nothing.  Nobody likes it.  Would it make you feel any better if the line breaker walked his cute teen-aged daughter to the front of the line and inserted her after you've been waiting an hour?  It would be a deft move, intended to disarm you, but it would still be wrong.  You might be less inclined to get aggressive with the young girl, but you still would not like it.  That, in a nutshell, is DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  It is adult illegal immigrants using their children to cut in line.  T

Don't Call It "Chain Migration"!  As part of the ongoing negotiations on what to do with 700,000 illegal immigrants who've been protected by Obama's executive amnesty ("DACA"), the Trump White House is pushing to end so-called "chain migration."  That's the ability of legalized immigrants to bring in, not just their immediate families but their brothers and the families of their married children — who then get to bring in their extended families, who then get to start the process all over again, until entire villages have moved here.


Timely news and commentary:


Constitutional Ways to Curb 'Birth Tourism'.  Birth tourism is real.  Foreign women come to America to give birth to U.S. citizens.  When I worked as a consular officer at U.S. embassies overseas, I frequently interviewed mothers-to-be for their visa applications.  And I was often compelled to renew U.S. passports for children who had been born in America but never lived there.  I complied with the law but felt as if I was complicit in a scam.  When applying for visas, few prospective birth tourists admitted their intentions, even though it isn't illegal for foreign visitors to give birth in the U.S. Women wearing heavy coats in the middle of summer to conceal their bulging bellies would swear they couldn't wait to visit a long-lost cousin they hadn't seen in 20 years.  When they'd return a little later to renew their tourist visas — new children with U.S. passports in tow — I'd ask for evidence they'd paid their medical bills.  I'd frequently hear "I never got a bill" or "No one ever asked us to pay."

All of a sudden, Mexico is warmly welcoming the migrant caravan.  [Scroll down]  Now Mexico is wheeling out the welcome wagon for the migrants, providing them with all manner of free stuff and attempting to harvest some free P.R. for it.  The [New York] Times speculates that the Mexicans don't want the migrants taking the dangerous route to the Gulf states, even though it's shorter.  For the Mexicans, that could be a public relations problem, according to the sources quoted, because the latter is such a dangerous route.  Already it's been reported that 100 migrants have already been kidnapped in those parts for ransom.  The migrants are not only good for money for traffickers, their kids are good for securing illegal entry on the hip of some illegal entrant, to be followed by catch and release.  Either way, the kidnappers win, so one can surmise the Times is at least partly right that there will be a lot of kidnappings, so it might make sense to wheel out the Mexico City welcome wagon.

Bork:  The Myth of "Anchor Babies".  Some people believe that "aliens" born in the United States have some claim of U.S. citizenship.  This is the rule of jus soli birth over the right of parentage or nationality, being jus sanguinisJus soli citizenship is of a feudal origin and inherently claims bodies for taxation and other matters of servitude.  Let us get this one straight right out of the gate:  Pursuant to law, there are no "Anchor Babies".  Why this issue even exists is truly beyond comprehension.

Hundreds Of Children Still Not Reunited — Can You Say "Trafficked"?  As the complicit media gloat with soul-starved eyes that hundreds of migrant children have yet to be reunited with their families, the desperate urge to squeeze every last drop of humanity out of their viewers has perhaps taken them down a dark path of brittle "truths" and callous disregard.  Former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton seems determined to keep this in the public eye as she recently tweeted:  ["]It's more important than ever this week to remember the children who have still not been reunited with their families after this administration separated them at the border months ago.  Vote to repudiate this horrendous policy.  Vote to reject the bigotry that led to it.["]  The hundreds of children who remain in government custody do not do so because of foot-dragging by the Trump administration, but rather for a far more sordid reason that the brutal Golems of CNN would prefer not to address:  These children have been trafficked and abandoned.

Study: 300K Anchor Babies Born Every Year, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States.  There are nearly 300,000 children of illegal aliens born in the United States every year, exceeding the total number of U.S. births in 48 states.  New wide-ranging analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies' Steven Camarotta reveals that there are roughly 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants in the U.S.  The children of illegal aliens are commonly known as "anchor babies," as they anchor their illegal alien and noncitizen parents in the U.S. and eventually are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country through the process known as "chain migration."

The True History of Millstone Babies.  For generations, African-Americans were domiciled in this country.  The only reason they weren't citizens was because of slavery, which the country had just fought a civil war to end.  The 14th Amendment fixed that.  The amendment didn't even make Indians citizens.  Why?  Because it was about freed slaves.  Sixteen years after the 14th Amendment was ratified, the Supreme Court held that an American Indian, John Elk, was not a citizen, despite having been born here.  Instead, Congress had to pass a separate law making Indians citizens, which it did, more than half a century after the adoption of the 14th Amendment.

Caravan migrants different, more violent, than previous migrant groups [according to the] U.S. military.  To hear the press and its narrative allies tell it, the Honduras migrant caravan is little more than thousands of mothers and toddlers spontaneously fleeing violence in their home countries.  The flight is little different from that seen in previous caravans.  Any concern about crime or violence is a "scare tactic," or "lying," or "racism," and there's no evidence any of the migrants are criminals.  President Trump's warnings about the matter are simply "factually wrong."  Actually, a different picture is emerging.  Specifically, signs are mounting that far from the exodus being a Madonna-and-child in flip flops narrative, the military-aged unemployed males dominating this wave of caravans are far more violent than reported.  That's not a scare story from some rightwing militia group, but the actual view of the U.S. military, whose 5,000-plus troops have been dispatched to meet the caravans and keep them from storming the U.S. border and entering the U.S. illegally as they already did in Mexico.  Asked if the dispatch was all a border stunt by a reporter, Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis icily replied:  "We don't do stunts in this department.  Thank you."

Migrant caravan a magnet for child kidnappers?  The Honduras migrant caravan army, still 4,000-strong and snaking its way up Mexico, has taken a Sunday break based on a report of a child migrant kidnapping. [...] It's likely it will be the last we hear of this, just another color anecdote, given the amorphous state of the reporting on the caravan, but it raises important issues:  Whoever it was who lost their kid also lost their fast-pass ticket into the U.S., given the propensity of U.S. authorities, responding to leftist court orders, to prioritize illegal migrants with children over other illegal immigrants, including the court order not to separate them.  What's likely to happen now is that someone is going to approach U.S. border authorities with the child on his or her hip, calling him or her his or her own, using the kid (probably too small to say anything) to get into the U.S. as an object of special pity deserving of asylum.  Instead of being taken to a detention center, the "family" will be released into the general population, diseases or no diseases, and not have to worry about prison conditions that other lawbreakers endure.

Seven unaccompanied minors recovered from human smugglers in migrant caravan.  The caravan of migrants headed toward the U.S. is an "elaborately planned" ploy that's benefiting gangsters and human traffickers who are smuggling children, according to Guatemalan officials — who just rescued 7 unaccompanied minors being smuggled inside the caravan.  "There's lots of human trafficking," a Guatemalan official told Judicial Watch.  "MS-13 gang members have been detained and coyotes (human smugglers) are joining the march with clients who pay to get smuggled into the United States."

Prepare to greet the members of the 'caravan'!  Who are these caravan members?  The majority are young men of dubious character.  What kind of man leaves his country to seek asylum while leaving his mother, sisters, and sweetheart behind?  The Deep State media will portray them as children.  By U.S. standards, you are a child until age 26.  Those who do not fit this description can claim childhood status anyway.  Sympathetic bureaucrats can overlook a minor point of a decade or two in age.  A Swedish dentist discovered that 80% of migrant "children" entering Sweden were actually adults.  He was promptly fired.

Media Admit:  Migrant Wave Seeks U.S. Jobs After Trump Ended 'Zero Tolerance'.  The growing surge of Central American job-seeking migrants began after President Donald Trump reluctantly canceled his May-to-June policy of zero-tolerance for the migrants who bring children to the border, according to establishment media outlets.  "The number of migrant parents entering the United States with children has surged to record levels in the three months since President Trump ended family separations at the border," the Washington Post reported Oct. 17.

100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S..  In a startling revelation, Guatemala's president announced in the country's largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation.  Why should Americans care about this?  A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north.  Let's not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama's open border free-for-all.  They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education[.]  A terrorist could have easily slipped in considering the minors, coined Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), were not properly vetted and some turned out to be violent gangbangers who went on to commit heinous crimes in their adopted land of opportunity.  In fact, the nation's most violent street gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was energized by the barrage of UACs.

More Illegal Aliens Giving Birth to Anchor Babies in Los Angeles than Total U.S. Births in 14 States.  There are now more illegal aliens giving birth to anchor babies in the Los Angeles, California metro area than there are total United States births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.  New wide-ranging analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies' Steven Camarotta reveals that there are an estimated 28,000 births to illegal aliens every year in the Los Angeles metro area, exceeding the total number of U.S. births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

DACA Applications Cost $316.5 Million, Government Says.  Legal immigrants effectively have spent more than $315 million for illegal immigrants to qualify for a quasi-amnesty program created by President Barack Obama's administration, according to little-noticed data released last week.  In a response to questions from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency said it costs $446 to process a new application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and $216 for each renewal.  Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and others had asked about fees at least since 2015, but USCIS had not provided answers — until Friday [10/5/2018].

Report: US paying more for illegal immigrant births than Trump's wall.  Americans are paying more to cover the costs of illegal immigrants having children in the United States than Congress plans to give President Trump in border wall funding this year, according to an explosive new analysis of Census Bureau data.  The new report reveals that women in the United States illegally had 297,000 children in 2014 at a cost of $2.4 billion.  That is $800 million more than the Senate has approved for Trump's border wall this year and enough to pay for the wall over 10 years.

DACA 'Dreamer' arrested for smuggling meth.  An illegal immigrant "Dreamer" in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty was arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to smuggle more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine through a Border Patrol checkpoint.  Jose Rafael Arreguin-Maguellal, 22, admitted he was carrying the meth and said he was going to get paid $800 for driving it to Los Angeles, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent said in an affidavit accompanying the charges.  Border Patrol agents identified his car as he drove up to the checkpoint on Highway 86 south of the Salton Sea in southern California.  Mr. Arreguin told the agents he was covered by DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, then began stumbling over his words as they asked him where he was coming from.

Fraud soars as more men sneak children into U.S. to exploit 'family loophole'.  Men now make up about 40 percent of illegal immigrant parents trying to sneak children into the U.S., as they leap to take advantage of the "family loophole" that means illegal immigrants who come with children get treated more leniently.  Fraud also has soared, with the Border Patrol identifying 150 cases from May to August of adults, men or women, pretending to be families to take advantage of the loophole.  Those 150 cases work out to an annual rate of 450 a year — or nearly 10 times the 46 cases recorded in all of 2017.

Border Patrol arrests DACA recipient accused of smuggling over $34G worth of meth.  A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient was arrested in California near the Mexico border Tuesday morning and accused of smuggling over $34,000 worth of meth into the U.S., officials said.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 22-year-old man, who is originally from Mexico, approached the El Centro Sector checkpoint on Highway 86 at approximately 11:20 a.m. in a grey Kia Optima.  Agents called for a secondary inspection of his vehicle, during which a canine team alerted to something suspicious in the trunk, investigators said.

Feds: Illegal immigrant girls should go home rather than demand abortions in U.S..  Pregnant immigrants caught trying to cross the border illegally can leave the U.S. rather than force the federal government to facilitate an abortion, the Trump administration argued to a federal appeals court Wednesday [9/26/2018].  But the American Civil Liberties Union, and at least one of the three judges on the panel hearing the cases, seemed skeptical, saying immigrants appear to have a right to abortion, and it's unfair to give them a choice of either continuing their pregnancy against their wishes or accepting deportation.

Feds forced to release border-jumping children to criminals in U.S. illegally themselves.  The government says it's being forced to turn illegal immigrant children over to sponsors who are themselves in the U.S. illegally — and many of those adults already have criminal records, leaving the kids in a precarious position.  Matthew Albence, the chief of deportations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told senators during a hearing Tuesday that nearly 80 percent of the kids nabbed jumping the border end up being placed in households with illegal immigrants.  And he said "a large chunk" of the adults are flagged for criminal entanglements.

Trump and Birthright Citizenship.  [President Trump] has unleashed America's entrepreneurs, cut all our taxes, chopped off the strangling regulatory tentacles of big government, liberated American energy, rebuilt the military, ended "free" trade transfers of wealth to those who are not all our friends, fundamentally transformed the judiciary, and dared to step on the new third rail of American politics:  illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

National Review: 'Constitutional Originalism' Means Giving U.S. Citizenship to Anchor Babies.  The conservative beltway publication National Review published a piece in which their legal columnist argues that "constitutional originalism requires" that United States citizenship be given to the children of illegal aliens.  Dan McLaughlin of National Review — which infamously launched a campaign against President Trump during the 2016 presidential election — published the piece, titled "Constitutional Originalism Requires Birthright Citizenship," which claims that the U.S. Constitution does provide birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens.

Parents don't want their immigrant kids back.  The ACLU has a problem.  After fighting President Trump over separating illegal alien children from their parents, the group has discovered the families don't want the children back.  The group asserted itself as lawyers for these parents but never asked the pertinent question:  Do you want your children back?  The answer is a resounding no.  The ACLU is learning the parents don't want their children returning because the violence in parts of Guatemala is as bad as the south side of Chicago.

Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers:  ACLU.  Immigrant parents separated from their children by the Trump administration and returned to their homes are refusing to be reunited with their children because their countries are so dangerous, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union told a court on Friday.  "We've had very difficult conversations with the parents this week," Lee Gelernt of the ACLU told a federal judge in San Diego. [...] Gelernt told the court that he had spent time over the past week in Guatemala trying to locate parents of some of the roughly 300 children in U.S. care and found about two-thirds were refusing to have their child returned to them.

Illegals drop out of government programs, welfare bureaucrats hardest hit.  Welfare bureaucrats are putting the scream on, with news that President Trump's efforts to enforce U.S. immigration law are incentivizing illegal aliens to drop out of assorted welfare programs. [...] For starters, this whole thing looks funny.  The leftist "narrative" up until now is that illegals never take welfare.  That looks rather tattered with this report about illegals dropping out of welfare.  Actually, it confirms what conservatives have noticed all along:  that illegals do take taxpayer-financed welfare, in large numbers, and come here with skills so low that their capacity to succeed in a Western economy is compromised.  Meanwhile, the very existence of that welfare, open to all comers, is acting as a "magnet" for more of them to head to el norte, kids in tow.

Texas Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal, But Will Not End It Before Appeal.  A Texas federal judge ruled on Friday [8/31/2018] that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program for illegal aliens violates federal law, but declined the request of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other states to issue an injunction blocking the program immediately, and instead certified his order for immediate appeal, fast-tracking this case for quick resolution.

Obama-era DACA program likely illegal:  Judge.  A federal judge ruled Friday [8/31/2018] that the DACA deportation amnesty was probably illegal when President Obama created it in 2012 — but he refused to halt the program altogether, leaving it to other courts to sort out a major legal mess.  Judge Andrew S. Hanen's ruling clashes with those of several other federal courts which said President Trump's attempt last year to phase out the DACA program was also illegal.  Taken on face, the rulings mean that the program is illegal — but so is the effort to erase it from the books.

Request to end DACA from multiple states denied by federal judge.  Seven states that sued to block the DACA program couldn't demonstrate that permitting it to continue was causing irreparable harm, a federal judge said on Friday, declining to halt the Obama-era policy that protects young illegal immigrants from deportation.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who has previously ruled against DACA-related programs, argued that the states waited too long to seek a preliminary injunction.

Another Obama mess blamed on President Trump.  The Washington Post reported, "U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question."  This policy stemmed from a scam in which midwives certified Mexican babies as being born in the USA.  "The government alleges that from the 1950s through the 1990s, some midwives and physicians along the Texas-Mexico border provided U.S. birth certificates to babies who were actually born in Mexico.  In a series of federal court cases in the 1990s, several birth attendants admitted to providing fraudulent documents," the Post reported.  So a quarter of a century ago, Mexican midwives admitted in court to birth fraud.  There is no question about the citizenship of these people.  They are Mexican.

Why Cold-Hearted Law Enforcement Is Necessary.  In recent weeks, the story of the wife of a U.S. Marine who was forced to leave the country because she was an illegal alien tugged at our collective heartstrings.  Stories like this give even the strongest Trump supporters pause.  While this instinctive sympathy for the Marine's plight shows that we are human, it doesn't change the fact that cold-hearted law enforcement is good policy.  It is true that the administration could keep an eye out for such special cases and intervene to avoid having them stir up controversy and second guessing.  Doing so would be a mistake, however.  These hard stories can be helpful, even if the conventional opinion is that they show how "mean" Trump's administration is.  The ruthlessness involved in absolute unbiased enforcement of the laws has a certain appeal.

Accused Tibbetts Murderer Has Himself An Anchor Baby.  And his Lawyer doesn't want you calling him an Illegal Alien.  Cristhian Bahena-Rivera, the illegal alien from Mexico has himself an American-born baby.  If Cuomo was wondering why Trump used this issue to point out our desperate need for immigration reform, both with a secure border, and an end to chain migration, here is a good reason.  One of Mollie's former high school schoolmates (one grade older) has borne the accused a daughter, who is now three years old.

Immigration — The left's recruiting tool and deceptive marketing ploy.  The left loudly touts their support of the poor, downtrodden, abused, asylum seeking immigrant when the camera lens from UniVision or a microphone from La Raza is nearby.  But in the throws in accomplishing something through real legislation, the list of democrats attending the concept meeting seem to have thinned out a bit.  I find it disingenuous to care so much about children who were sent to this country without benefit of parental care and supervision, only to secure a foothold for the future, whining endlessly about children ripped from their parents arms (according to law), while caring nothing for the millions of unborn children torn from their mother's bodies in the name of free choice.  Have they no rights?  They certainly now have no futures.

Judge halts full DACA restart.  The federal judge who had ordered the government to restart the Obama-era deportation amnesty in full has backed off his decision and said the government does not, after all, have to begin accepting new applications.  Judge John D. Bates acknowledged the legal mess that's arisen around the program, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and said he didn't want to make it worse, so he issued a partial stay of his own ruling.  That means that while "Dreamers" who already have had DACA protections can apply for renewals, no new applicants can seek to start the process.

No sympathy for a lying press.  It's difficult to take the media's claims about attacks on the press seriously when they're constantly gaslighting the country. [...] Over and over again the press asserts that something is true, even though you saw with your own eyes that it's not. [...] Everyone knows immigrants can hop into the U.S. and jump on welfare, but last week, the media said it wasn't true, claiming that there's a five-year wait before they can qualify.  Technically, there is.  And yet, under current law, if immigrants have a baby on U.S. soil, as a default citizen, he's entitled to bring in welfare for the family at birth.  Or, if one immigrant marries a citizen, the wait time for benefits shrinks from five years to three.  If the immigrants have any children under 18, they're all allowed benefits, too, mostly in Medicaid and food aid.  In addition to that, all refugees and asylees, 13 percent of legal residents, according to the report by the Center for Immigration Studies, are eligible for full benefits.

Sad Little Protest Held Outside of Houston Restaurant Where Jeff Sessions Ate Last Week.  Domenic Laurenzo, Executive Chef of beloved Houston Tex-Mex establishment, El Tiempo, took a photo with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday.  Sessions was in town to discuss immigration things with city officials.  El Tiempo shared the picture of Laurenzo and Sessions on their social media channels.  But because this is a garbage time to be alive, the restaurant was harassed mercilessly and eventually shut down all of their social media accounts.  They were accused of endorsing child separation.

Border Patrol's first female chief throws mom-shaped wrench in separation narrative.  Newly appointed Border Patrol chief Carla Provost, the first woman to hold the post, was featured on "Fox & Friends," and was very forthcoming about the importance of the job, the toll being taken on agents being attacked by Democratic lawmakers and what she needs to be successful.

Judge Orders Return of Two Deported Asylum Seekers to U.S..  A federal judge on Thursday [8/9/2018] stopped the deportations of an asylum-seeking woman and her young daughter who were already aboard a plane to El Salvador, criticizing the Trump administration for trying to remove them while they were challenging their cases in court.  In Washington, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of court if U.S. officials didn't immediately return the pair to the U.S.

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Why is it so very imperative to return these two people to the U.S.?

Texas takes DACA to court, says immediate injunction against Obama-era program 'vital to restoring the rule of law'.  The state of Texas is seeking a nationwide injunction against the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), telling a federal judge in a hearing Wednesday that the government should be barred immediately from issuing or renewing more permits under the program.  Texas is part of a 10-state coalition that filed a still-pending lawsuit to end DACA in May.  The state's attorney general, Ken Paxton, joined several other state attorneys general Wednesday [8/8/2018] in asking U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to halt DACA, which protects about 700,000 people from deportation, until that litigation is concluded.  Paxton said in a statement that the lawsuit was "vital to restoring the rule of law to our immigration system."

Police Capture Illegal Posing With 'Daughter' He Was Raping.  U.S. officials have arrested an illegal alien for multiple counts of rape after he tried to gain entry to the United States with a child he claimed was his daughter, a DHS official said in a Tuesday [8/7/2018] statement.  A DHS official noted that the illegal alien, Ramon Pedro, arrived with a young girl he claimed was his daughter at the Ysleta Port of Entry in Texas in mid-April.  After Pedro and his claimed daughter was hospitalized for tuberculosis testing in July, U.S. authorities discovered she was not only not related to him in any way but was being systematically sexually abused by him.

A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive.  A U.S. District Court judge in the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the Obama-era program offering temporary protected status to a cohort of immigrants brought here illegally as children must remain in place despite efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle it.  Judge John D. Bates excoriated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's arguments to end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Must Fully Restart The DACA Program.  A federal judge ruled on Friday afternoon that the Trump administration must restart the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Judge John Bates stated in his opinion that the Trump administration failed to provide sufficient justification for ending President Obama's program.  The program itself provides temporary opportunities for children who were brought into the United States illegally to remain in the country.  Some 800,000 people, nicknamed "Dreamers," have been allowed to stay in the country under DACA.

How Many Divisions Does Judge Bates Command?  To begin:  federal judges have no authority — none — to countermand an executive order issued by the president of the United States in the lawful pursuit of his executive function under Article Two of the Constitution.  And yet, so out of line has the lesser judiciary — that is to say, every federal judge below the Supreme Court level — become that we have now arrived at this blatantly unconstitutional pass.

Migrant Falsely Claims Girlfriend as Daughter Near Texas Border.  Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a migrant claiming to be traveling with his teenage daughter lied and used a false birth certificate for family unit status after illegally crossing the border.  Agents encountered a man on July 30 who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.  He was traveling with a female he claimed was his minor daughter.  During processing, the man presented a birth certificate to shore up his claim, according to Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.

Is it time to re-open the birthright citizenship debate?  [Scroll down]  Only Canada of all the developed countries has a rule about birthright citizenship that resembles ours.  Whatever one's opinion on the subject, this is certainly a topic that should be able to be debated without name-calling.  And yet name-calling seems to be the favorite debate technique of a great many people these days.

Texas: Muslim Cleric Protesting Child Separation Justifies Honor Killings.  Over the past few weeks, amid the anger over the question of illegal immigration, asylum seekers and, in particular, the separation of children from their parents, a number of American Muslim organizations with links to extremism have joined the conversation.  Islamists, it appears, have been keen to exploit an important national conversation.  None has been more active than Omar Suleiman, a prominent American Salafi Muslim cleric, founder of the Yaqeen Institute and an instructor at the Al Maghrib Institute.

Government data shows the entire 'family separation' crisis was built of lies.  Now that the truth has come out about separating families at the border, the media has lost interest in the story and is on to the next hotness.  It turns out that the people for whom they created biblical levels of sanctimony self-separated from their own kids while empowering drug smugglers to kill people in our country.  Rather than marshalling all its limited resources to deal with the drug cartels, gangs, and special interest aliens (SIAs) at our border and in the interior, the Department of Homeland Security has been forced to consume its resources and give almost daily updates to the new commander in chief, San Diego Judge Dana Sabraw.  He now controls our border policy and the cascading effects of devastating social and economic ills perpetrated against the country as a result of the incentives he has created to promote catch-and-release.  It turns out many parents are smugglers and don't want reunification.

Some 600 Detained Migrants Are Pregnant, Will Bear Citizen Children.  In as troubling an immigration story as anyone will read this summer, between December 2017 and April 2018, U.S. Border Patrol and other immigration officials detained nearly 600 pregnant illegal aliens.  All hope to give birth to children who will automatically be granted the world's most coveted and cherished prize, United States citizenship.  Atop most analysts' immigration grievance lists would be anchor baby citizenship, the process through which any child born on U.S. soil automatically receives U.S. citizenship.  Over the decades that birthright citizenship has been adopted as common practice, even though the Supreme Court has never ruled on its legitimacy, tens of thousands of new American citizens have been born.

Judge temporarily stops deportation of reunited families.  A federal judge on Monday [7/16/2018] ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border.

Migrant children being used as 'commodity to circumvent a loophole,' border agent says.  Border patrol agents say they are alarmed by the growing number of migrants illegally crossing the border with children — who are not their own — to avoid long-term federal custody.  Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz said he's seeing a growing number of migrant children crossing the border with people pretending to be their parents.  A decades-old settlement, known as the "Flores agreement," limits the amount of time U.S. officials can detain immigrant children — thus doing the same for their parents, which Ortiz said motivates many of the false relationships.

Judges Revive Catch-and-Release For Migrants With Children.  Administration officials are releasing thousands of migrants with young children into the United States, as required by judges, marking the return of catch-and-release policies for migrants with children.  Migrants with children are being released with ankle monitors so they can be tracked by border officials.  Officials admitted that the ankle-monitors do little to help enforcement officers find and repatriate the vast majority of the migrants who lose their asylum pleas, and that a large percentage of the first set of migrants' children are not being reunified by their parents because of concerns about criminal activity.

Government says parents of nearly HALF of kids younger than 5 taken at the border can't have them back because they're child abusers, kidnappers and murderers — and others aren't actually parents.  The Trump administration said Thursday that nearly half of the children ages 5 and under who were separated from grown-ups at the U.S. border can't be reunited with their parents, mostly because many of the adults are violent criminals — and some lied about being the minors' parents.  President Donald Trump had claimed Tuesday that illegal immigrants and human traffickers were 'using children' to manipulate America's immigration system and make it easier for adults to enter the U.S. without papers and remain there.  Of the 103 minors in the youngest age group, the administration has reunited 57 with parents, but the other 46 are 'ineligible,' the Justice and Homeland Security Departments reported.

It's time to 'reimagine' birthright citizenship.  For decades, many agencies have treated virtually all children born in the United States — even the children of illegal aliens or tourists — as citizens at birth under the Constitution.  This all-inclusive interpretation of birthright citizenship, repeated endlessly in the mainstream media, is what gave rise to the "anchor baby" phenomenon.  With children born in the United States to illegal alien parents instantly qualifying for welfare and other state and local benefit programs, the incentive for aliens to have their children born in the U.S. is immense.  Yet under Supreme Court precedent, neither the children of illegal aliens nor those of tourists are citizens at birth.  In the 1898 case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court found that a man born in San Francisco to Chinese parents was a citizen at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment because his parents, when he was born, were legally residing in the United States.  The holding of this case is widely misread as conferring citizenship at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment on all persons whatsoever born in the United States, with the narrow exceptions of children of diplomats, members of an invading force, and Indians born in the allegiance of a tribe.

New HHS Documents Reveal that 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' Processed During Obama Years Included Violent Criminals, Drug Smugglers, and Human Traffickers.  Judicial Watch today [7/10/2018] released 224 pages of documents containing nearly 1,000 summaries of Significant Incident Reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealing that "Unaccompanied Alien Children" processed during the Obama administration included admitted murderers, rapists, drug smugglers, prostitutes, and human traffickers.  The documents, from the HHS Administration for Children and Families reported to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), are for the approximate six-month period May to November 2014.  They were produced to Judicial Watch after a three-year delay in response to a November 12, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request [...]

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

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

Illegal Entrants and Separating Family Members.  Pulling at the heartstrings of the American people has become a common demagogic tactic that covers over the obvious fact that those who cross into the U.S. illegally, even including those who subject their own children to the consequences of their actions, are indeed lawbreakers.  In addition, no one should forget that a country without borders is soon no country at all.

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

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

Neighbors Protest ICE As It Breaks Up Child Sex Trafficking Ring.  Video of neighbors protesting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke up a child sex trafficking ring in their neighborhood has resurfaced, as politicians and activists call for the agency to be abolished.  A local CBS news station reported on the incident, which took place in West Oakland, California, last year.  ICE began conducting the raid in the morning, waking up neighbors who saw ICE and Department of Homeland Security vehicles on the street.

All those opposed to concentration camps please stand.
We Went to Families Belong Together Protest.  Here Are 6 Things We Saw.  [#1] Fascist and Nazi comparisons.  Many of the protestors compared the situation at the border to fascist regimes and the Holocaust.


On Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered.  The president's press secretary, Sarah Sanders, was evicted, ex officio, from a Virginia restaurant that appeared to be named after its bellicose owner (The Red Hen), as she then stormed across the street and demanded a competitor not serve Mrs. Sanders either.  Maxine Waters, the egregious and inexplicably prosperous African-American foghorn of racist demagogy for decades from the Great Arsenal of Political Stupidity, California, called on the Democratic faithful to harass Trump supporters in all circumstances.  The Homeland Security secretary was heckled and derided unmercifully in a Washington restaurant as she tried to have her dinner, and protesters then gathered in front of her house and shouted obscenities (because her department is in charge of immigration).  This was over the unmitigated nonsense about 2,300 children abandoned by illegal intruders into America, being "torn from the arms of their parents."  They are fed and sheltered better than they are accustomed to in the countries they fled, and their parents had no business putting them at this risk.  The United States has 2,700,000 minors separated from parents in prison; 400,000 children in foster care; 760,000 separated from parents in the military, and there are over 16,000 children in insalubrious shelters in New York City alone.

Indianapolis church locks up Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus to condemn immigration policy.  An Indianapolis church made a bold statement on a lawn near Monument Circle Tuesday morning, placing statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a fence to condemn the current immigration policies.  Christ Church Cathedral, also known as "The Church on the Circle," locked up Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as part of its Every Family is Holy campaign.  The church's dean, Steve Carlson, said the campaign is to bring awareness to and condemn the United States' zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "They were a homeless family with nowhere to stay," Carlson said.

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Joseph and Mary were not homeless.  They were forced out of town by Big Government.  And if "every family is holy," what do we need churches for?

Media Gets The Story Wrong:  No Illegal Immigrant Children Have Been 'Lost,' NOT ONE.  There are a lot of misconceptions circulating in the media these days, particularly about what is transpiring along our Southern border with illegal immigrant children.  Thankfully, there are some people trying to get the media on the right path.  Senator James Lankford (R-OK) recently appeared on NBC with Chuck Todd, to set the record straight.  Specifically, he wanted America to know that our government had NOT lost any illegal immigrant children who had been detained along the border.

The Same People Who Take a Knee For the American Flag Wave Mexican Flags at Anti-ICE Protests.  There is absolutely no question about it, these protests are not about separating children from their parents — it is about abolishing our borders.  The Democratic Party has been radicalized against our nation.

Trump Foes Smell Blood at the Borders.  Few episodes illustrate more completely the absurdity American political discourse has reached than the more robust aspects of the controversy over separated children at the southern border.  Once again the Trumpophobic press decked the halls with their latest version of their triumphalist call that this time he (the president) has gone too far.  They have rung their bells threadbare with that refrain, from the size of the inaugural crowd through restriction of entry from terrorism-plagued countries, Charlottesville, supposed affronts to foreign leaders, warmongering over Korea, insults to countries that are the sources of immigration, and now the fate of these children.  When Senator Blumenthal compares it to stuffing "people in cattle cars and sending them to death camps," Bill Maher calls for a recession and if necessary assassination, to be rid of the president, and the bellwether of Trump-hate, the egregious and avaricious Representative Maxine Waters, warns of a violent public uprising and asks that Trump supporters be assailed in public and in their homes, Mr. Trump's enemies smell blood, either his, at last, or in desperation, their own.

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

New York Times details conditions of Obama-era family detention center.  The New York Times published a shocking first-hand account of the horrific conditions a mother and her young son faced after immigrating to the United States from El Salvador.  Unfortunately for the mainstream media that continues to portray President Trump as the face of immigration crisis — the asylum seeker's tragic account happened in 2014.  The author of the Op-Ed wrote on the condition of anonymity because of "gang-related threats" her family has faced.  She explained that she wanted to flee the violence of her native El Salvador, so she came to the United States, seeking a new life, during President Barack Obama's second term in the White House.  "Instead, I found myself locked in a family immigration detention center.  It's an experience that I wouldn't wish on anyone," she wrote.

Latest Complaint About Illegal Kids In Custody:  They're Being Taught English & Pledge of Allegiance.  The media is now complaining that when children of illegals end up in U.S. custody, the kiddos are being taught English, to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and are fed American food.  Oh, the HORRORS!  Activists for illegals are attacking the U.S., now, because when parents from south of our border send their kids here unaccompanied, our government is feeding them American foods, putting them in temporary schools, and, *gasp*, teaching them English.  Worse, U.S. authorities are forcing them to say the Pledge of Allegiance IN ENGLISH, yet.  Of course, these illegals — who should not be here in the first place, mind you — have a friend in the anti-American Washington Post.

'Unaccompanied Migrant Children' Arrive at NY Airport Appear to be Grown Men With 5-O'Clock Shadows and Shaving Kits.  The New York Times posted a video of seven 'unaccompanied migrant children' arriving at New York's La Guardia Airport from Texas Wednesday evening [6/20/2018] — only the 'children' appear to be grown men.

Obama Separated 72,410 Children from Their Illegal Immigrant Parents in 2013.  You haven't seen this anywhere in the liberal news this week.

17 States Sue Trump Administration Over Family Separations.  Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Obama Cronies Get Rich Off Migrant Kids.  "More than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office," the 2011 PBS "Frontline" Lost in Detention contended.  "Under his administration, deportations and detentions have reached record levels.  The get-tough policy has brought complaints of abuse and harsh treatment, including charges that families have been unfairly separated after being caught in the nationwide dragnet."  As Cecilia Muñoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs explained, "Even if the immigration law is executed with perfection, there will be parents separated from their children."  As it turns out, that separation policy was intentional, and the Obama administration deployed it to enrich cronies.

Mad Max and Nancy Pelosi:  The twin faces of the Democratic Party.  [Scroll down]  The conditions in which the Obama administration kept unaccompanied children was far worse than how they are being cared for now.  Obama's policy was to simply turn them over to so-called care facilities, many of which were fronts for child sex-trafficking.  Obama lost track of thousands of young children he encouraged to come to the southern border, who then simply disappeared into the interior of the country.  To where and to whom, no one knows.  Many of them are sent as potential mules for the drug cartels, others to be trafficked by the enormous network of pedophiles on which A.G. Sessions has been cracking down hard.

Nancy Pelosi In 2014: Ignore Family Separation Issue.  [Scroll down]  But in 2014 when Barack Obama was president, the United States was having a different crisis of children entering the country Illegally, and Nancy Pelosi visited a different detention center for kids and reminded America not to politicise the issue.  "Well, I hope that while some may have tried to politicize it, I hope that was not the case.

Separating Families [is] 'Not New,' Says Veteran Border Patrol Agent.  A 22-year veteran Border Patrol agent says the only thing that is new about the separation of families is the number of separations.  "So when I say nothing's changed, I mean the process hasn't changed," Border Patrol agent Terrence Shigg said in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 1613 in San Diego during an interview with NPR's Michel Martin.  "As far as separating families — that's not the new portion of it.  The new portion of it is the scale of it."

Obama Separated 72,000 Parents from Their Children by 2014.  During his tenure, the former president Barack Obama also separated children from parents.  He deported the parents and sent the children to live with relatives or he put them in foster care.  The left was not outraged except for a couple publications like the far-left Alter-net and the far-left Huffington Post.

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

Report Alleges Obama Admin. Forced Psychotropic Drugs On Illegal Alien Kids To Calm Them Down.  Several days ago, LU's Ben Bowles uncovered a newly released report published by the ACLU claiming that "migrant children long have reported varied mistreatment in CBP custody, including sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, and the deprivation of basic needs such as food, water, and emergency medical care."  As Bowles noted in his last sentence, the abuses occurred between 2009 and 2014 — the Obama years — which explains why the mainstream media have still not touched the story.

Illegal alien kids are unhappy having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Not a day goes by without some headline about the suffering of illegal alien kids, nearly all of whom are eating and living better than they ever have in their lives, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.  Most of them were sent to America unaccompanied by adults, so our tax dollars could take care of them.  But apparently, some kids are unhappy.  They are being made to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  What's worse, they're being made to say it in English!

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

California Democrats Furious at Plans to House Detained Illegal Aliens at Navy Bases.  California Democrats are reacting angrily to plans by the Trump administration to house tens of thousands of illegal aliens detained at the southern border at military bases in the Golden State.  Plans that leaked late last week call for 47,000 illegal aliens to be housed at a closed U.S. Navy base in Concord in the San Francisco Bay Area, and for about 25,000 to be housed at the U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

U.S. Navy drafts plans to house 25,000 immigrants at cost of $233 million.  The U.S. Navy is drafting plans to house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities, at an estimated cost of about $233 million over six months, as the Trump administration seeks to ease a mounting crisis on the Mexican border, a U.S. official said on Friday [6/22/2018].

Latino non-profit faces questions over big money, involvement in immigrant kids' housing.  As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system.  Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports.

The Children's Crisis Isn't Working.  Yes, it's true that after a few days of media hysteria over the "crisis" on the border, which reflects a situation not all that dissimilar to the way things have been down there for two decades other than the fact the behavior by the illegals is worse than it's ever been, Trump signed an executive order aimed at getting the issue off the front page.  And yes, that executive order was a step down from a policy which, given time, probably would have deterred the wave of illegals coming to the border.  But the Rasmussen poll shows that this was at best a Tet Offensive by the Democrats — not a substantive victory.  Anyone with a brain knows, of course, that the issue was only on the front page due to the necessity of finding something — anything — that would displace the earth-shaking Inspector General's report from its rightful place there.

The real agendas behind the 'separation of families' PsyOp meme.  For years — decades, actually — the Democrats have been facilitating the invasion of our country by millions of people who are from, as President Trump once reportedly described them, "s-hole countries."  The constantly cited figure of "11 million illegal immigrants [sic]" is a joke.  It has remained constant for more than a decade, while new waves of illegal immigrants arrive annually.  There are more likely tens of millions of illegal aliens here.  In California, according to the L.A. Times, July 8, 2015, non-Hispanic whites are now in the minority, having been outnumbered by Latinos, AKA "people of color."  Little of this profound demographic shift is a result of legal immigration.  This recent wave of immigrants, coming from poor countries with repressive backward regimes, as a rule do not believe in the laws and the importance and supremacy of the founding documents of this country, including the Constitution.

Trump's family separation policy was deterring migrant moms at the border.  Most here [in Tijuana] are economic migrants.  They may be fleeing poverty and violence but embellish stories of persecution hoping to qualify for asylum.  It's up to an immigration judge to separate fact from fiction.

The Party Of Planned Parenthood Is Not A Family-Friendly Party.  Democrats are a party that follows the orders of its political rulers, and the liberal press dutifully reports the news it's told to report.  That's why, two weeks ago, we knew nothing about illegal immigrant families being "torn apart" at our southern border, because at that point the history of this practice was all on Barack Obama, and today these separations are the only news that's being reported by the liberal press because Donald Trump is now President and the same policies that Obama used with no notice from the press, are now major issues with the liberal elites in America.  The liberal press just found a wedge issue to use against Trump, and the truth of the border problems is no more complicated than that.

Now Leftists say keeping children and parents together isn't enough.  Open borders is the real goal.  Earlier this month the dishonest establishment media began crafting a phony "child migrant crisis" in their latest effort to sabotage President Donald Trump's presidency.  In particular, Leftists in the media were critical of the administration's policy of separating some migrant children from their parents.  The policy isn't new and in fact, migrant children were being separated from their parents throughout the Obama administration.  But no matter.  Trump hate drives media coverage and fake news narratives.

Here's All The Proof You Need That Democrats Never Cared About Separation Of Illegal Immigrant Children From Parents.  On Wednesday [6/20/2018], President Trump signed an executive order purportedly attempting to reunify migrant children with illegal immigrant parents while in custody.  This separation, supposedly, was the greatest moral crisis afflicting the country in a generation.  The Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy was compared with Nazism and Japanese internment; Trump was featured on the cover of Time magazine grinning down smugly at a crying small Central American child.  So when Trump signed the executive order, you'd imagine that Democrats would have celebrated — after all, kids would now be able to stay with their parents, so far as the law allowed!  Instead, Democrats immediately suggested that holding children together with parents was brutal and evil — the same argument civil rights groups made when President Obama pursued the same policy, an argument that ended in a Ninth Circuit ruling mandating the separation of children from parents.

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May.  About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday [6/21/2018], as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.

Report: Democrats Have Been Protesting 'Wrong' Border Shelter.  A tent city in Tornillo, Texas, that Democrats have been using as a site for protests against President Donald Trump's border policies turns out not to be housing children separated from their parents after all, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The newspaper reports that the tent city houses unaccompanied minors, not children who crossed the border illegally with adults.

There's no satisfying the Trump haters.
Media Unsatisfied by Trump Executive Order on Family Separations.  President Trump announced Wednesday [6/20/2018] that he would allow families to be detained together while they wait to be prosecuted for illegal border crossings.  Immigration law currently requires children to be sheltered separately as their parents await trial.  However, despite spending weeks complaining about the separation of families and even comparing the detention centers to concentration camps, the media and the Democrats are still railing against the president.

The immigration fight is just beginning, and the media are going to lose.  Now that people in the news media are literally crying on TV, it's time to watch public opinion once again drift into President Trump's favor.  MSNBC's Rachel Maddow looked like she might throw up from overexertion Tuesday night [6/19/2018] as she tried to force out a tear while reading a report on illegal immigrants at the border separated from the children they brought along (sometimes they're parents, sometimes they're paid smugglers). [...] The issue (tens of thousands of foreigners overwhelming the southern border) has never not been a "crisis," and yet it wasn't described by the media as such until Trump got in office and began enforcing laws against slipping into the country unnoticed and unvetted.  (Their children cannot join them in jail, where everyone must go after being charged with a crime, but you rarely see that spelled out in news reports.)

Somehow a refugee has money enough to file a lawsuit.
Guatemalan mother reunited with 7-year-old son after suing federal government to find him.  A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated last month were brought together in a tearful reunion early Friday after she sued in federal court and the Department of Justice agreed to release the child.  The mother, Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, and her son, Darwin, were reunited around 2:30 a.m.  Friday [6/22/2018] at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland.

Rasmussen: Parents To Blame For Border Crisis, Not Government.  The media has put a hyper focus on the separation of families at the border over the last several weeks, leading President Donald Trump to sign an executive order ending the separation.  Current U.S. law does not allow families to be detained together if the parents are referred for prosecution for illegal border crossing.  However, the Rasmussen poll shows that Americans don't blame the Trump administration for the approximately 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents.  54 percent of likely voters polled by Rasmussen said that they think the parents are more to blame for breaking the law.

Border Patrol Confirms that Human Traffickers Recycle Children.  It is not uncommon for illegal aliens, including criminals, to pretend children they are traveling with are their own.  White House official Stephen Miller revealed that the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. at the southern border has increased about 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018.  Obviously, the human traffickers understand the bleeding-heart Leftists, and work the system in America.  So these minors are smuggled through the southern border with illegal aliens posing as family units.  They utilize the "Catch and Release" program to stay here.

Tony Perkins:  Sessions Talking To Lawmakers About Using DNA Tests To Verify Parents Of Immigrant Children.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement Tuesday after interviewing Sessions on his radio show Washington Watch.  "Sessions is talking to congressional members and is hoping for a legislative fix.  The AG wants an immigration policy that is just, fair and enforceable.  They talked about making sure that these really are the parents of these kids," Perkins said.

Democratic Candidate Arrested At Detention Center After Getting Destroyed By Border Patrol Agent.  Maine's Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate was arrested outside a detention center in Texas on Friday morning for refusing to leave the premises after being told he was not allowed in.  The nominee, Zak Ringelstein, announced Wednesday [6/20/2018] that he was traveling to McAllen, Texas, to deliver personal items, including toys, books and blankets to the immigrant children currently being held there.  A Facebook Live video, which contains the arrest, shows Ringelstein waiting outside the center, being told he cannot go in, and then arguing with border patrol agents in the parking lot.

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

Obama Told Migrants Not To Send Their Kids To Border, Would Get 'Sent Back'.  Former President Barack Obama told Latin American parents in June 2014 not to send their kids to the United States' Southern Border because his administration would send them back if they made it.  In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Obama warned about the dangers of traveling through Central America to reach the U.S. border.  "Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers," Obama said.  "We don't even know how many of these kids don't make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train."

The great pile-on:  Every loathsome washed up pol crawls out of the woodwork to bash Trump on child migrants.  President Trump, to his credit, is holding firm on his zero-tolerance policy for illegal migrants at the border.  That's led the press to a considerable feeding frenzy on one of the consequences of it: the separation of migrants traveling with children so that the illegally arrived adults can wait their asylum claims out in detention, and the children can wait it out in non-prison conditions.  That's brought on lots of pictures of crying children and claimed stories of missing-children outrages, as well as a ton of phony news, dutifully reported over and over.  The object is to weaken Trump in the wake of his successes on the economy and with North Korea, as well as end his quest for an end to open borders.

The Big Lie:  Leftists Care about Children.  Leftists have a long history of exploiting children to advance the left's political agenda.  The most recent case is the left's screeching about the fact that when illegals are arrested for trying to sneak into the country, their children are separated from them.  We know that leftists don't really care about this because it happened under Obama, and they said nothing.  It even happened under Bush, and they didn't complain about it then, either, even though they hated Bush.  Further, the children of American parents who are arrested for a crime are also temporarily separated from their parents.  After all, who would suggest that we put kids in an adult prison?  In addition, we know that if those parents didn't try to sneak in, but requested asylum at one of the border crossings, they wouldn't be separated from their kids.

Moms Of Children Killed By Illegal Aliens Slam Media For Hypocritical Coverage Of Border Separations.  The mothers told TheDC that there was huge hypocrisy in the mainstream media focusing on migrant parents instead of American parents who were permanently separated from their children after those children were killed by illegal aliens.  "There is hypocrisy in many ways.  The total disregard for American families ripped apart because of illegal criminals, the total lack of concern for children in the U.S. being raped in North Carolina by illegals at disgusting numbers (some months over 400 child rapes by illegals), no concern [for] homeless American children or Veterans who would do anything to have what's provided [to] these children.  Yet, our politicians call it inhumane treatment.  Would they rather these kids coming across our borders stay with the adults who aren't their biological parents but have kidnapped them to get across the border as a 'family unit?'" Mary Ann Mendoza told TheDC.

Academics blast immigration enforcement as 'child abuse'.  Professors and university administrators across the country are blasting the Trump Administration's policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border as "immoral," "unethical," and "government-sanctioned child abuse."  An open letter signed by more than 3,000 professors even declares that anyone who doesn't speak out against the policy is "complicit with nothing less than child abuse and torture."

Kamala Harris:  Detaining Illegal Families Together Is Also Unacceptable.  Child separation was bad policy but ultimately a red herring.  It's always been about open borders.

Democrat Leaders Taking Orders From George Soros On "Children In Cages" Hoax.  Democrats are said to be ecstatic over how well their "children in cages" hoax is performing as the Establishment Media continues to do all it can to enforce the lie they started.  Meanwhile, the George Soros open borders movement is equally motivated and ordering all Democrats to stand down and make no attempt to work with any Republicans on resolving an issue that has actually existed for decades — that of momentarily separating illegal immigrant families at the border to ensure children are actually with family and not being used as "border tickets" — a practice that became more and more common during the Obama years.

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Democrats are 'outraged' that the LAW is being enforced.  [A Twitter user cites the applicable law.]


Why The Left Always Lies About Children.  The political, theological, and cultural left in America believe in using children as pawns.  They do it on as many different fronts as they can.  They lie about doing it, and then lie about lying about doing it.  It's stomach churning because their pretend outrage is almost always about why Donald Trump shouldn't be president, rather than what's best for actual children.

Separating Families At The Border:  The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts.  As with so many other things involving Trump, there's plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. [...] First, it's important to note that many of the "separations" don't last long at all.  As Rich Lowry explains in a detailed article in National Review, "when a migrant is prosecuted for illegal entry, he or she is taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals," in which case, as when other adults are incarcerated in the U.S., they are separated from their children.  Lowry notes that "The criminal proceedings are exceptionally short, assuming there is no aggravating factor such as a prior illegal entry or another crime.  Migrants generally plead guilty, and then are sentenced to time served, typically all in the same day."

The Migrant Crisis Is About More Than Just Kids.  Yesterday [6/17/2018] on Face the Nation, I responded to questions about the migrant separations from their children under the Trump Administration's policy announced last month by trying to shift the focus to what drives these migrations in the first place — something that can't be addressed by a simple band-aid piece of legislation paving the way for more lax border requirements.

Homeland Security Act Signed by George W. Bush in 2002 — Separated Illegal Kids From Parents.  In 2002, Democrats controlled the Senate 51-49.  Also in 2002, when George W. Bush was president and his wife had no problems with the law at that time.  After the passage of the 2002 law called the Homeland Security Act 2002, illegal alien kids were to be 'separated' from their parents.  George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act into law and the rest is history.  Laura Bush either has a really bad memory or she's just a complete and utter hypocrite.  I'll take the latter.

DHS Sec Nielsen: 'Vast, Vast Majority' of Child Border Crossers 'Were Sent Here Alone by Their Parents'.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen corrected the establishment media's false narrative that all children inundating the United States-Mexico border are arriving with their parents.  During a White House news conference on Monday evening, Nielsen debunked the media's false claims that conflate all child border crossers as being taken from their border crossing parents.  Nielsen said that the "vast, vast majority" of the 12,000 child border crossers in federal custody were actually sent to the southern border alone with human smugglers.

Was President Trump's immigration stance different from Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or Harry Reid for that matter.  Listen with your own ears and see if you can tell a difference in Donald Trump's immigration policy from the policy that President Barack Obama... or President Bill Clinton had or Harry Reid's stance... or was this stance just ok for President Obama, Bill and Harry?  [Audio clip]

Obama Admin Approved 50,000+ DACA Amnesty Applicants with Criminal Records.  More than 50,000 illegals got DACA work-permits and Social Security Numbers even though they had an arrest record, says a new report by the Department of Homeland Security.  The DHS factsheet provides some criminal-history details about the 888,765 illegals who asked for work-permits from former President Barack Obama.  Those details were hidden by Obama's deputies, who also hid information about the DACA illegals' education credentials and work histories.

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation Policy.  Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration's highly contentious "zero tolerance" immigration-enforcement policy Monday as the inevitable result of congressional inaction on immigration.  "We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do," Nielsen said during her Monday address to National Sheriffs' Association in New Orleans.  "Illegal actions have and must have consequences.  No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards."

DACA kids approved despite murder, rape and sex crimes arrests.  Ten people who'd been arrested on murder charges were nonetheless granted permission to remain and work in the U.S. under the Obama-era DACA amnesty, according to new government data released Monday [6/18/2018].  Thirty-one "Dreamers" had rape charges on their records, nearly 500 had been accused of sex crimes, and more than 2,000 had been arrested for drunken driving — yet were approved for DACA status.  All told, 53,000 people who have been approved for DACA — 7 percent of the total — had a criminal record when the government granted them status.  Nearly 8,000 racked up criminal charges after they'd been approved, according to the data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Years of backlash:  Obama policy on illegal immigrants' children was also slammed by critics.  While the Trump administration is being slammed by critics for its "zero-tolerance" policy of separating children from adults who illegally enter the country, the outcry over the federal government's handling of the sensitive issue of how to handle minors is hardly new.  The Obama administration actually expanded the system of detaining families — typically mothers and their minor children — after a huge surge of Central Americans along the U.S.-Mexican border in 2014. The policy resulted in many minors being detained in various locations, in much-criticized conditions, either with their families or by themselves, if they had crossed the border alone.

Et tu, Laura?  Laura Bush is publicly supporting the Democrats' BS propaganda effort, hand-wringing over the poor "immigrants" (make that illegal immigrant law-breakers) who are arrested and therefore separated from the children.  She wrote a column for the Trump-hating Washington Bezos Post that is getting major attention from all the other Trump-haters: [...] The reason for the separations is that their parents have been arrested for violating our law.  Just like American citizens who are arrested.

Paul Ryan's Amnesty to Increase Number of Anchor Babies on Welfare.  A plan being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to give amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens will increase welfare use by United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite their parents being illegal aliens.  These children are commonly known as "anchor babies," as they serve as an anchor to their illegal alien parents in the U.S.  There are approximately 4.5 million anchor babies across the U.S., Breitbart News reported.

Child Border Crossers Have Higher Standard of Living than 13M Impoverished American Children.  Migrant children who cross into the United States either alone or with adults have a higher standard of living once they are put into federal care than the more than 13 million American children who are living in poverty across the country.  In Fiscal Year 2017, the federal government referred nearly 41,000 unaccompanied minor border crossers to the Unaccompanied Alien Children program which is facilitated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Thousands Of American Children Are Separated From Parents Put In Prison Every Year.  The plight of children who accompany their parents crossing the border into the United States illegally has captured the attention of the press this week.  Politicians and media types have loudly decried the longtime practice of sending children into foster care or other temporary housing situations, while their parents are detained until the U.S. government can determine their fate.  Next week, Congress is set to vote on a Republican immigration bill with a provision that would reportedly end this practice.  But this policy change would likely result in the children being sent to adult detention centers with their parents — a fate that is arguably worse than being sent elsewhere.

Democrat Admits Obama Administration Covered Up Child Migrant Crisis.  One of the more amusing happenings in the past few weeks was the left raging over a sickening photo of illegal immigrant kiddos in cages.  They we're quick to direct their vitriol toward the Orange One, only to find out the photo was from 2014.  You know, the era of "hope and change."  Now, a Democrat congressman from Texas is admitting Barry's administration was separating kiddos and doing their best to keep it under the radar.

Obama Administration Kept Illegal Mexican Kids In Detention Camps As "Experiment".  It was called the Juvenile Referral Process, and it worried human rights groups Mexican officials who feared that it put the kids at risk.  The program was the creation of Robert Harris who at the time U.S. Customs and Border Protection commander of the Laredo sector.  Harris believed holding certain young Mexicans, believed to be working for cartels in detention serves to get these kids out of the smuggling enterprise.  Believed is the operative word[.]  There were no judges, no charges, no trial — just belief.

Inside [a] Shelter for Illegal Alien Children Separated from [their] Parents.  "Cages," these are not.  What is immediately striking about the facility is the enthusiasm and care of the staff who work there.  One administrator greeted the journalists on the tour:  "Welcome to our home."  The children at the facility seemed genuinely happy, despite their unfortunate circumstances and the trauma of their long journey.  The real scandal is how the media have portrayed the shelters.

Reporter Launches into Tirade Berating WH Press Secretary Over Immigration Law Enforcement.  A reporter verbally abused White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday after she said that immigration law must be enforced.  Indignant that illegal immigrant children can be separated from their illegal immigrant families because of current immigration law, Sentinel newspapers Executive Editor Brian Karem began yelling at Sanders and refused to yield the floor after she answered his question and tried to move on.  "Come on, Sarah!  You're a parent.  You're a parent of young children.  Don't you have any empathy for what they go through?" Karem repeatedly yelled at her.  Sanders gracefully endured the insults until the reporter finished venting.

The Editor says...
Whatever "they go through" is a problem of their own making, or at least something for which their parents are responsible.

Dem lawmakers make surprise visit to ICE detention center.  Several Democratic lawmakers on Sunday [6/17/2018] paid a "surprise Father's Day visit" to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in New Jersey, capping off a week of heightened tensions surrounding the issue of migrant family separations.  Reps.  Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), Albio Sires (N.J.) and Bill Pascrell (N.J.) arrived around 9 a.m. at the Elizabeth, N.J., center, which houses migrants who were separated from their families after illegally crossing the border.

Should we continue to preserve the fictions around 'anchor babies'?  My son and his wife went to a Boston hospital last weekend to induce labor.  They were joined in a room by five other couples going through the same process.  My son said one couple was Asian, where the man spoke English and the woman did not.  A nurse asked the man for the name of their pediatrician, and he said they didn't have one and didn't need one if the baby was healthy.  The nurse said they needed one before they left the hospital.  My son said the man did not seem very interested in the mother or the baby.  Instead, he was very interested in getting the birth certificate and Social Security card.  He said it was absolutely unacceptable that it would take six weeks to get those items.  Does it sound as though these two are contributing to our economic growth, or does it sound as though they are using us?  They didn't have a pediatrician, and they couldn't afford to wait six weeks for documentation.  Does anyone think they had insurance?

DACA fix will spur new wave of illegal immigration, ICE chief says.  Passing a "clean" Dream Act to legalize "Dreamers" will spur a new wave of illegal immigration and create a new population that will need an amnesty 10 or 20 years in the future, the government's chief deportation official said Tuesday [6/5/2018].  Thomas D. Homan, who has been acting chief at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since the beginning of the Trump administration, said even the talk of a renewed immigration debate on Capitol Hill will entice people to make the perilous journey to try to jump the border, saying that during his nearly 35 years in immigration enforcement, he has seen it happen "every time you talk about some sort of benefit" such as legal status for immigrants who crossed the border illegally.

Texas Federal Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss State's Lawsuit Against DACA.  United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Texas and six other states that challenges the legality of the DACA amnesty program.  The one-sentence order rejected the motion to dismiss, which was filed Tuesday [5/29/2018] by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), under the assertion that the court should either throw out the lawsuit case, put it on hold or transfer it to California.  The states that filed the lawsuit to end DACA earlier this month include Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.  The decision comes after Federal Judge John Bates ruled last month that the Trump Administration's rescission of the DACA program was illegal.

Far from cages:  Feds pay $670 a day to make unaccompanied alien children 'comfortable'.  The image of two illegal immigrant children sleeping on the floor in a chain-link fence "cage" swept the internet last weekend, sparking misdirected anger from activists who blamed President Trump for the conditions — which were actually from 2014, when the photo was taken, under President Obama.  Here is another image:  illegal immigrant children set up in comfy dormitories, coloring with "multicultural crayons," watching their favorite soccer teams from back home on the extensive cable system, even kicking the ball around themselves on a beautiful new soccer field — all paid for by taxpayers.  There's "Spanish language yoga" for those that want it and trips to go bowling, to visit museums and even to hit up the amusement park, at $49 a ticket, also on taxpayers' tab.  The children chow on three meals a day plus snacks, since federal rules say they must be fed "until they are full."

Trump admin:  Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids.  In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration by minors, the Trump administration will soon require fingerprints from parents coming to claim their migrant children from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to senior administration officials.  Previously, parents had been exempt from inputting their fingerprints into a system that would determine whether they have a criminal record.

Trump administration will fingerprint child migrants' parents.  The Trump administration will soon begin fingerprinting parents claiming custody of children who entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, officials said on Tuesday [5/29/2018], prompting criticism that children may be abandoned by those who fear being identified and deported.

Did the Feds Lose 1,475 Migrant Children?  That's what you would conclude from this USA Today opinion piece headlined, "The feds lost — yes, lost — 1,475 migrant children."  It's a piece that's a pretty good example of how "fake news" works — there's some factual basis for the claim, but it's exaggerated or misunderstood, and then fed into the maw of the perpetual outrage cycle, in this case about the alleged extreme carelessness and heartlessness of the Trump administration toward migrant children.  Some background:  As we all know, in recent years there has been a flood of "unaccompanied children" (UAC) showing up at the border.  The U.S. government attempts to unite UAC with a parent or close relative in the U.S.  The HHS program to do this is longstanding and long pre-dated the Trump administration.  Given the size of the migrant flow, the scale of this task is enormous.

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"Unaccompanied Alien Child" MS-13 Illegal Alien Killed Man, Burned Body.  Some people are just animals.  Or undocumented animals, if you want to be politically correct. [...] Now let's get that RINO DACA fix passed so that MS-13 gang members can create more jobs by murdering and burning the people that lazy American gang members just won't murder and burn.


Obama Admin Losing Track of Illegal Immigrant Children in U.S..  The Obama administration has lost track of scores of immigrant children who have been caught crossing into the United States illegally, according to a new government oversight report that found children are sometimes being placed into homes with other illegal immigrants and non-citizens.  Following a massive uptick in the number of immigrant children crossing into the United States, the Government Accountability Office discovered that children are being handed off to individuals who have not gone through vigorous background checks and may have criminal histories.  Regulations do not require that individuals taking custody of these kids "be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States," according to the report, which has sparked investigations on Capitol Hill into the Obama administration's handling of these immigrant children.

'Eye-Popping' Number of Children Abducted by Illegals, Used to Pose as Families.  A growing number of illegal immigrants are abducting children in order to falsely claim them as family members in an effort to improve their chances of gaining entry into the United States, according to a report Tuesday by The Washington Times.  According to statistics provided by the Department of Homeland Security, there have been 191 cases of children having to be separated because of fraudulent family claims during the first five months of fiscal year 2018.  That far exceeds the 46 cases reported for all of 2017.  That puts the U.S. on pace for more than 400 such attempts this year, which equates to a 900-percent increase over last fiscal year.  "The eye-popping increase in fraud and abuse shows that these smugglers know it's easier to get released into America if they are part of a family and if they bring unaccompanied alien children," Katie Waldman, a Homeland Security spokeswoman, told the newspaper.  "These loopholes make a mockery of our nation's laws, and Congress must act to close these legal loopholes and secure our borders."

'Dreamers' Plan 'Community Organizing,' 'Social Justice' Summer Camps.  The United States Congress has sidelined legislation to give amnesty to as many as 3.6 illegal aliens after the courts put President Donald Trump's end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on hold, but the so-called "Dreamers" are busy putting their "here to stay" tagline into action.  United We Dream (UWD), "the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country," is planning "community organizing" and "social justice" summer workshops in Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

President Trump Should Ignore the DACA Ruling.  Every member of Congress swears to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."  When a president or a legislature is directed to perform a duty that is unconstitutional, he or it must refuse or else he or it would, thereby, break this oath.  Due to recent unconstitutional actions taken by the judiciary, this scenario needs be examined as more than a theoretical exercise.

The Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed.  In 2012, Obama told the nation that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which by any standard was a stand-in for legislation, was merely "a temporary stopgap measure."  By the time Trump overturned it, the measure represented "who we are as a people."  That's because by "temporary" Obama always meant "until Democrats can make it permanent through the courts or electoral victories."

Top Four Obama Policies Trump Has Reversed.  [#3] DACA:  Perhaps one of Trump's more brilliant moves in undoing Obama's legacy was how he handled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Aside from being pseudo-amnesty, one of the primary objections to DACA was that Congress, not the president unilaterally, is supposed to make decisions regarding issues of immigration.  In place for five years at the time Trump ended it, nearly 800,000 people were protected from being deported under DACA, and reversing it was no simple issue.  So Trump put the onus on Congress to work out a permanent solution.

The insanely complex and pointless court war over DACA.  Fighting fire with fire, Texas and six other states filed suit last week to freeze the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The move was a response to another judge's ruling the week before in a different case that the program should continue full-tilt even though President Trump has ordered its end — which he did on the entirely correct grounds that it was never constitutional in the first place.

Texas -v- DACA Draws Federal Judge Andrew Hanen, Big Trouble Looms For Immigration Activists.  Yesterday [5/1/2018] Texas and six other states filed a lawsuit against the the Trump administration over the Presidents' failure to terminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals); an Obama-era program created through 'executive action' that allowed work permits and legal status for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Brownsville on Tuesday; asking the court to rule on whether President Obama's 2012 decision to grant deportation protections and two-year work authorizations to young undocumented immigrants — without congressional approval — was lawful.  A similar program in 2014 known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) was ruled unconstitutional in 2016.  However, the first executive action, 'the DACA policy', has never been challenged in court.

Seven States Sue to End DACA Program.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven states that seeks to force the federal government to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  President Trump moved to end DACA after a 10-state coalition threatened such a lawsuit, but federal district courts in California, New York and Washington, D.C. ruled DACA must continue.  Joining Paxton in the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.

New anti-DACA case draws favorable judge.  Texas has already caught its first break in its new lawsuit to stop the Obama-era DACA program, after the case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen.  A Republican appointee to the bench, Judge Hanen has already ruled against a similar deportation amnesty in 2015.  And during that case he expressed skepticism about DACA itself, saying it seemed to stray beyond the bounds of discretion then-President Obama had claimed in setting up the program.

Almost 1,500 Migrant Children Placed in Homes by the U.S. Government Went Missing Last Year.  Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee Thursday [4/26/2018].  The Health and Human Services Department has a limited budget to track the welfare of vulnerable unaccompanied minors, and realized that 1,475 children could not be found after making follow-up calls to check on their safety, an agency official said.  Federal officials came under fire two years ago after rolling back child protection policies meant for minors fleeing violence in Central America.  In a follow-up hearing on Thursday, senators said that the agencies had failed to take full responsibility for their care and had delayed crucial reforms needed to keep them from falling into the hands of human traffickers.

DACA Delay Exposes Hypocritical Republican Congress.  In March, the president made good, announcing he was rolling back DACA. Shortly after the president initiated the program's rollback, however, district court judges in Brooklyn and San Francisco issued national injunctions to keep DACA in place.  Now, a district court judge in the District of Columbia has gone even further.  His ruling would not only keeping the program in place, but order the government to accept new applications.  What?  This recent out-of-control judicial ruling speaks to two central issues that, increasingly, are becoming the deciding factor when it comes to Trump's ability to accomplish his agenda: district judges hell-bent on blocking his efforts, and a Congress unwilling to do its job.

Third judge rules against Trump move to end DACA.  A third federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's justification for winding down the program protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.  U.S. District Court Judge John Bates said on Tuesday [4/24/2018] that the Department of Homeland Security's legal explanation for the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was too flimsy and, ultimately, unpersuasive.

Federal judge:  Trump administration must accept new DACA applications.  A D.C. federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and — for the first time since announcing it would end — reopen it to new applicants.  U.S. District Judge John D. Bates on Tuesday [4/24/2018] called the government's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program "virtually unexplained" and therefore "unlawful."  However, he stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security a chance to provide more solid reasoning for ending the program.

The curious DACA order from a DC District Court judge.  Back in February, the Supreme Court bailed out on the DACA question, declining to hear an appeal to a ruling from a San Francisco judge who thought the President couldn't end the program.  Sadly, that decision has left the door open to additional mischief from the courts, and now one of the strangest rulings yet has been handed down.  A federal judge in the District of Columbia has concluded that not only can't the President fully terminate the program but that the White House has only three months to come up with a better justification for its actions or he will order the full DACA program to go back into effect.

If Obama could start DACA, Trump can end it.  President Barack Obama created it.  President Trump killed it.  The courts keep reviving it.  That would be Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program to shield from deportation young undocumented immigrants brought illegally into the U.S. as minors.  DACA came about because Obama was frustrated he could not get the DREAM Act through the Senate.  He was facing increasing pressure from activists and backers to abandon his efforts to build support for immigration legislation through enforcement and instead bypass Congress to provide relief to a sympathetic subset of illegal immigrants.

Obama judge OKs lawsuit forcing companies to hire DACA recipients.  In a case that looks likely to win in trial, a left-wing Obama-appointed judge has ruled that a 34-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, David Rodriguez, could lead a class action lawsuit to force a Fortune 500 company, Procter & Gamble, to hire DACA recipients on the same basis as Americans and legal residents.  So much for the idea that DACA is just a stopgap measure of mercy, buttressed only by President Obama's executive order, to help supposedly innocent children who were brought here illegally by their parents.  The left-wing activists who brought this suit, the Chicano militants of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, are dogged and determined to institutionalize it and make DACA participation every bit as good as citizenship and green cards.

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

Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for 'dreamers'.  Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday [4/9/2018].  The court issued a brief decision order saying justices unanimously agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals' ruling that said existing federal and state laws don't allow the Maricopa Community Colleges to grant in-state tuition rates for DACA recipients.  A full opinion further explaining the court's ruling will be released by May 14, the order states.

Trump Blasts U.S. Anchor Baby Policy: 'You're Violating Something Very Sacred, You're Violating a Border'.  President Trump blasted the United States' birthright citizenship policy whereby the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are given automatic American citizenship, noting that illegal aliens are "violating a border."  During a roundtable discussion in West Virginia, Trump slammed the birthright citizenship policy — illegal aliens' children are commonly referred to as "anchor babies" — noting that fellow Western nations do not have such a policy.

Trump Declares 'No More DACA Deal,' Border-Crossers Want 'In On' Amnesty.  On Easter Sunday [4/1/2018], President Trump announced he would no longer be pursuing a deal with the Republican establishment and Democrats to give amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens in exchange for a few pro-American immigration reforms.  In a series of tweets, Trump signaled a return to his "America First" immigration agenda, mentioning that he will no longer try to negotiate a deal between the GOP establishment and Democrats on the issue of giving amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

MS-13 Pour Into LI, Some Are 'Unaccompanied Minors'.  About 475 gang members have been arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency's "Operation Matador" sting, with 99 of those gang members arrested having arrived in the U.S. as "unaccompanied minors," Breitbart reported.  Sixty-four of the 99 were granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ), which acts basically as amnesty.

Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off.  President Donald Trump said on Sunday [4/1/2018] that there will be no deal to legalize the status of young adult immigrants called Dreamers and he said the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more dangerous.

Federal judge blocks Trump administration officials from stopping immigrant teens from getting abortions.  A federal judge on Friday evening temporarily blocked Trump administration officials from stopping pregnant, unaccompanied immigrant teens who are or will be in federal custody from getting an abortion.  Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is violating the teens' constitutional rights to obtain the procedure.  According to the judge, the administration cannot strip unaccompanied immigrant minor children "of their right to make their own reproductive choices," Chutkan wrote in the decision.

How The Obama Administration Hid Identity Theft To Support The DACA Program.  There is no doubt that one of the most lawless acts committed by the Obama Administration was the establishment of the DACA program.  This program created an entirely new immigration status which seems to protect illegals from deportation while, at the same time, locking them into a netherworld where they can never become U. S. citizens.  And in order for this to work, the Obama Administration had to indulge in more than some administrative slight of hand.  It had to enlist the federal government in preventing the prosecution of felonies.

SCOTUS loves DACA: One-way federalism and the coming banana republic.  We are told by the political elites that the Supreme Court and even lower courts are superior to the other two branches of the federal government.  Now the Supreme Court won't even wield its supremacy over the lower courts within its own branch of government.  This week, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the state of Arizona, effectively rubber-stamping the Ninth Circuit's decision that Arizona must issue driver's licenses to the illegal aliens amnestied by Obama's lawless DACA program.  The high court routinely turns a blind eye to utterly insane lower court opinions that violate law and settled precedent.

Feds prosecuting illegal immigrants for enticing relatives to U.S..  An illegal immigrant from Guatemala was sentenced to seven months in jail late last month for paying human smugglers to bring his 16-year-old brother-in-law into the U.S., in what officials say is one of the first cases to punish a relative for enticing a family member to make the dangerous trek north.  Miguel Pacheco-Lopez admitted he paid $6,100 to "coyotes," as the smugglers are called, to bring his wife's brother into the U.S. last year.  He expected the teen — identified in court documents by the initials S.M. — to pay the majority of the money back at 8 percent interest.  The prosecution was part of a groundbreaking strategy to try to slow the stream of unaccompanied alien children by going after the people they are trying to join in the U.S.

Anchor Baby Suspected of Murdering Nursing Student has Fled to Nicaragua.  On Friday [3/9/2018], Binghamton police officers found the body of 22-year-old Haley Anderson at 23 Oak Street.  Police have labeled the death as a homicide.  According to Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski, Haley Anderson was last seen around 4 a.m. on Thursday and she had stopped returning texts on Thursday afternoon.  He also notes they believe Anderson was not forced to come to 23 Oak Street.  Zikuski says they believe Orlando Tercero, 22, is the suspect in Anderson's death.  Tercero, a United States citizen born in Florida, flew out of John F. Kennedy International Airport around 8 a.m. on Friday and is now in Nicaragua.

Toddlers passed over border fence into US as camera rolls.  A man, woman, and a pair of toddlers were caught hopping a border fence from Mexico into the United States — and apparently right next to the border wall prototypes waiting for President Donald Trump's examination Tuesday [3/13/2018].

Dreamers Turn on Dems, Block Entrance to DNC: 'Too Many Years, Too Many Lies!'  Hundreds of DACA supporters marched in D.C. Monday to mark President Trump's March 5 DACA deadline — which passed with no action from Congress to protect DACA recipients facing deportation.  One group of Dreamers held a sit-in in front of the Democratic National Committee, publicly revoking their affiliation with the party.  An estimated 500 activists rallied on the National Mall at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and then marched to the Hill to lobby members of Congress to pass a clean DACA bill.

Judge rules Trump's DACA phaseout legal.  A federal judge ruled Monday [3/5/2017] that President Trump's phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration's defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire.  The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts, who had previously blocked the phaseout, which was supposed to take effect Monday.  But it does offer a needed boost as the Justice Department appeals those other two rulings.

Trump left Democrats holding the bag on DACA.  President Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders and gave them six months to enact DACA legislation, or he would start deporting them. [...] Hmm, six months later, no amnesty and plenty of tax cuts.  Maybe Clown Buffoon Hitler knew what he was doing.

Federal Judge Rules Trump DACA Program Elimination Appropriate and Authorized.  Federal judge Roger W Titus (Maryland) has ruled that President Trump acted appropriately and within his authority by announcing his intent to rescind the Obama-era executive order surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  However, the Judge Titus order does not stop the previous blocks by activist judges currently working through the courts.

DREAMers Walk Into DNC, Block Doors, Call Democrats 'Fake Allies'.  A group of DREAMers held a protest in front of the Democratic National Committee Monday with the aim of criticizing Democrats for not passing a permanent fix to the DREAM Act.  Approximately two dozen activists gathered in the street outside of the DNC early Monday morning [3/5/2018] with bullhorns and signs criticizing National Democrats for not passing new protections for DREAMers.  The protesters then blocked the front doors of the DNC and refused staffers from entering or exiting the building.

The Illegal Alien 'Dream' Deferred for Good.  I was thrilled September 5th 2017 when President Trump announced, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  Even though illegal aliens and the enabling political class assembled in front of the Edward Roybal Federal Building to denounce this decision.  The building name is telling.  That Roybal moniker has controlled East Los Angeles-LA County politics for decades.  Daddy Roybal passed on his House seat to daughter Lucille, and she still pushes mass immigration at the expense of American citizens.  That legacy is coming to an end.

We Let Obama Defy the Law, and Took a Step Toward Anarchy.  Early in the presidency of Barack Obama, some activists pressured him to stop deporting illegal immigrants brought here as children.  But Obama was a smart lawyer surrounded by other smart lawyers.  He even boasted that he had been a Constitutional law professor.  He had actually just been a part-time and untenured instructor, but he still knew that the president had no authority to ignore the immigration laws.  According to the New York Times and Washington Post, he clearly said so.  In fact, according to the fact-checker Politifact, he said so at least 17 times.  But then he did it anyway.

DACA Illegal Aliens and Democrats Turn on Each Other for Unsuccessfully Passing Amnesty.  Illegal alien activists shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Democrats are blaming each other for unsuccessfully passing an amnesty.  Last month, the open borders lobby, illegal alien activists, and Democrats failed to coalesce behind a number of amnesty plans for DACA illegal aliens that would have, at the same time, offset the amnesty with a reduction in legal immigration to benefit America's working and middle class.

Supreme Court Refuses to Weigh into DACA Fight — For Now.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) petition to decide whether the Trump administration's decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permitted by federal law.  But the Court also made clear that it was only denying DOJ's extremely rare request to skip the federal appeals court that currently has the case, making it almost certain that the nation's highest court will take up the case later this year.

How DACA Shields Violent Gang Members.  The March 5 deadline to end protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is rapidly approaching and Congress still doesn't have its act together.  Democrats claim that failure to act is putting lives on the line by threatening upheaval and deportation to thousands — unless Congress intervenes.  On this point, Democrats are right, but not in the way they think they are.  A failure to act on DACA, and illegal immigration more generally, is indeed putting lives on the line.  A recent report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows just how many.  CIS reviewed more than 500 cases of MS-13 gang members arrested nationwide since 2012.  The group's conclusions reveal startling facts about the danger that illegal alien gang members pose to Americans.

Rejected Berkeley Op-Ed:  The Founding Fathers Would Have Detested DACA.  This op-ed was originally submitted to the Daily Californian, the student newspaper of UC Berkeley, by Berkeley student and Vice President of the Berkeley College Republicans Nahweed Tahmas.  When contacted by Breitbart News to determine why the Daily Californian refused to publish Tahmas' op-ed, the Editor-in-Chief sent a link to the paper's op-ed guidelines, which state that they reserve the right to not publish "libelous, racist, sexist, homophobic or highly offensive" content.

DACA coddling upsets other illegals.  If rule-of-law advocates are seen as a divided bunch and President Trump himself seems a bit squishy on what kind of bill he will sign to end illegal immigration, it's worth noting that over on the left, the open-borders lobby, and the garden-variety illegals in particular, are pretty much at each others' throats over the coddling that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients are getting.

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

Barack Obama's border mess, mayhem, madness rage on.  What a fine mess this country is in right now regarding border control.  Judges won't recognize President Donald Trump's authority to toss aside the unconstitutionally created amnesty deal called DACA, benefiting tens of thousands of illegals.  Republicans in Congress can't get a piece of legislation moved forward to crack down on illegal incursions across our borders.

DACA Deal:  GOP should join Trump in demanding real immigration reform in exchange for any amnesty.  President Trump was right to demand Wednesday [2/14/2018] that new immigration legislation provide at least $25 billion to secure our southern border, end chain migration that allows legal immigrants to bring their extended families to the U.S., and end a diversity lottery system that gives preferential treatment to immigrants from nations that send few people to America.  The Republican proposal before the Senate that the president endorsed would also grant legal status to some 1.8 million immigrants who were largely brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  While it is natural to sympathize with these young people, that sympathy must be balanced by the reality that any amnesty encourages more illegal immigration, thus threatening to extend the problem it purports to solve.

With DACA, Put the Federal Judiciary Back In Its Constitutional Box.  As the Supreme Court — the only constitutionally mandated federal court under Article III — considers whether to fast-track consideration of a lower-court ruling regarding the so-called "Dreamers," it might be wise for every federal judge in this country except nine to remember that their jobs, and their courts, could vanish tomorrow, and there's not a damn thing either they or the Supes could do it about.  We've been over this before.  The idea that the three branches of government are, in practical terms, "co-equal" is rubbish — as a glance at Article III would make clear to everyone except a lawyer.  That was also clear to the Founders, by the way, as per Alexander Hamilton's remark that the courts would be the "least dangerous" branch of the new federal government, lacking "the power of the executive branch and the political passions of the legislature."

White House:  New bipartisan DACA plan "giant amnesty".  The White House has been very clear on the terms it will accept for granting a path to citizenship for DACA recipients and normalization of the program.  They want a border wall and an end to broad family-unification or "chain migration" practices in order to keep the problem from recurring.  Donald Trump went so far as to issue a veto threat for anything that doesn't fully resolve the issue.  With time ticking down, yet another bipartisan gang with better branding has offered a deal that falls short of those demands.  It also falls short of common sense.

Trump smoked Democrats on DACA.  President Trump gave Congress six months to change the law or he would enforce it.  By the way, there is nothing wrong with the law.  Presidents are just too chicken to enforce it.

Illegal immigrant minor suggests she faced pressure to get abortion on federal dime.  The Trump administration is trying to keep another illegal immigrant minor from using federal dollars to get an abortion.  But this time, the woman in federal custody doesn't even seem to want to terminate her pregnancy.  According to court documents filed this week by the Justice Department, the woman said her guardians, Rochelle Garza and Myles Garza, assisted her on Feb. 6 by giving her documents to seek an abortion.  The Garzas have represented other illegal immigrant minors seeking abortions.

Sen. Menendez: 'Chain Migration' Is 'Cruel' To Descendants Of Slaves.  "Chain migration" refers to immigration policy that allows the extended families of immigrants to join them in the United States.  According to Menendez, who is fresh off of a corruption trial, the term is "cruel" and "obscene."  "I find it obscene, the phrase 'chain migration,'" Menendez told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.  "It is incredibly cruel to those whose ancestors were brought to this country in chains in slavery."  "It is a dehumanizing element of what is, in essence, family reunification, which has been the core of American immigration principal for over a century," Menendez continued, "the belief that when we have families together, that ultimately they strengthen not only themselves and help each other but they help build communities and help build our nation."

Court orders full restoration of DACA program.  A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday [2/13/2018] that the government must restart the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals deportation amnesty, adding more weight to the legal case against President Trump's phaseout of the program just as Congress is debating the fate of "Dreamers" on Capitol Hill.  Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said the administration does have the power to revoke DACA, but it must give a sound reason for doing so — and the Homeland Security Department's September 2017 rationale fell far short of what is required in that regard.

Trump's Move to End DACA Program Blocked by Second Judge.  U.S. President Donald Trump's move to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants from deportation was blocked by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York.  It's the second time in less than two months that a U.S. judge ruled that rescinding the Obama-era program as proposed would be illegal.  U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled Tuesday [2/13/2018] that the government hasn't offered legally adequate reasons for ending the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA. The judge issued a preliminary ruling which ordered the government to keep processing renewal requests, echoing the Jan. 9 ruling of U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco.

Ted Cruz Stands Alone in Opposition to 'Free-for-All' DACA / Immigration Debate.  On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz was the only senator to vote against Senator Mitch McConnell's plan for the Senate this week:  a so-called "free-for-all" open debate about immigration on the Senate floor.  Fears of a Democrat-leaning deal on DACA are rampant among Republican activists, and with conservative websites calling this the "amnesty debate", Senator Cruz's solitary objection gives voice to the thousands of voters who believed what they were told on the campaign trails of 2016.

Coming Senate Shenanigans on DACA?  On Monday at 5:30 p.m., all eyes will be on the Senate, when it takes its first procedural vote to open debate on an immigration bill.  What's in the bill?  Nothing, yet.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has brought an empty shell bill to the floor and committed to an amendment process that is "fair to all sides" as a way to determine what policies will constitute the final bill.  On its face this may sound acceptable.  However, for those who prioritize American sovereignty, citizenship and secure borders, there is still much about which they should be wary.

The media's DACA scam isn't working.  The national media are incapable of talking about the the so-called "Dreamers," illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors, without portraying them as victims of the Trump administration.  They're victims of circumstances brought on by their own parents and nothing else. [...] President Trump and most Americans say they support the DACA people being permitted to stay and apply for citizenship.  An immigration plan by the White House is offering a path to citizenship for almost all of them, so long as Congress also passes funding for a border wall, ends the visa lottery, and sharply limits chain migration to only spouses and their children. (Under the Trump plan, "chain migration" would be called "family reunification," but the term is already in use under the current system and actually means "anyone even remotely related to a U.S. citizen can get a visa.")

Young immigrant 'Dreamers' who enlist in US army won't be deported, Trump's Defence Secretary says.  Young immigrants who enlisted in the military after receiving temporary legal status will not be deported, Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said.  So-called Dreamers — immigrants who are in America illegally after coming to the country as children — are at the nexus of a political fight over immigration after Donald Trump suspended a programme offering them work permits and a reprieve from deportation.  Hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who secured status from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative are in a state of anxious limbo, waiting to see if Congress will renew the programme.  But Mr Mattis said the roughly 800 serving in the military should not worry.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens for Breaking the Law to Bring 'Dreamers' to USA.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, using her prerogative as a party leader to mount a filibuster to draw attention to the cause of illegal aliens.  The House, unlike the Senate, does not actually have a filibuster rule that allows members to speak as long as they want.  Only the Speaker of the House and the party leaders can hold the floor indefinitely.

Democrats Fold on Immigration, America Wins.  U.S. Senate leaders were all smiles Wednesday [2/7/2018] as they announced an agreement on a two-year spending plan.  The House of Representatives passed a similar continuing resolution on Tuesday.  Democrat threats to shut down the government are out, bipartisan backslapping is in.  So how did this come together?  The Associated Press sums it up nicely:  "Senate Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the 'Dreamer' immigrants."

Oh, no.  Not that!
Illegal aliens threaten to leave if Congress doesn't pass a DACA law.  I hope it does not get any loonier than this.  People who should not be in the country are threatening to leave if we don't let them stay in the country.  As threats go, that is like being banned from Iran.

Luis Gutierrez Threatens to Leave Dem.  Caucus if Pelosi Betrays DACA Recipients.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is reportedly considering leaving the Democratic caucus if his party's leaders cave again and agree on a government-funding deal that does not include protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Poll: DACA Amnesty Bombs In GOP Primaries.  A DACA amnesty is strongly opposed by the Republicans who vote in GOP primaries, says a new poll by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.  The group is touring Capitol Hill offices today [2/6/2018] to showcase the poll, which they say will deter GOP legislators from backing a DACA or 'dreamer' amnesty prior to their Spring primaries.  "We're hoping this poll will be a bucket of cold water to wake them out of their DC spell," said William Gheen, founder of ALIPAC.

Merit-based migration must mean moral merit, too.  The White House has listed a phenomenal 15 Jihadis who have been caught in acts of terrorism against the U.S., all because they were let in based on winning diversity lottery slots, or were able to take advantage of chain migration privileges. [...] The White House uses these examples to argue against these two destructive policies, which are already unpopular based on the numbers of poorly educated, ill-adapted nationals from bad countries who have little chance of succeeding in the U.S. and who are unlikely to like it here anyway.  Such immigrants are heavy consumers of social services, and as they assimilate into the underclass, eventually become Democratic voters.  The whole thing pretty well amounts to importing poverty.

Why Democrats Really Don't Want To Reinstate The Citizenship Question On The U.S. Census.  Most people wouldn't take issue with the U.S. government inquiring about citizenship status in a population census, but in 2018 some Democrats consider it a radical act to ask the simple question, "Are you a U.S. citizen?"  Perhaps this doesn't surprise you given the way liberals responded to Democrats' loss in the government shutdown fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and their outrage over the White House immigration plan that would grant 1.8 million of them amnesty (a framework ironically also panned by immigration hawks on the right).  Still, the brazenness of the liberals' indignation over this census question is really something to behold.

Path to Citizenship for Millions of Illegal Aliens Still Not Enough Mass Immigration for Democrats.  During President Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, the populist president broke with his previous commitment to American voters that no amnesty for illegal aliens would be considered until illegal immigration was ended.  In his address to both chambers of Congress, Trump offered an immigration plan that gives a pathway to United States citizenship to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Shabby, Sophomoric Behavior of Democrats at the SOTU.  How and why have the leftists among us become so anti-American, so contemptuous of the Constitution, the Founders, and American heroism?  When did they get to be so rude?  They hate Trump so much they have regressed to being playground bullies, a gang of horrid little toddlers.  They seem to have one issue and one issue only, the prioritization of illegal immigrants.  [...] But this much is clear:  the Democratic Party is today the party of illegal immigrants.  That is their core constituency, that is who they represent over and above Americans.

CNN's Tapper:  Trump's 'Americans Are Dreamers, Too' Statement 'Offensive' to Dems.  Following President Donald Trump's delivery of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, CNN host Jake Tapper said Trump did not "understand" how offensive it was to Democrats for him to state that "Americans are DREAMers, too."  According to Tapper, Trump did not understand that Democrats were going to be offended by the phrase "Americans are DREAMers, too" and other language used by Trump on immigration.

Aliens in the Capitol:  Democrats' State of the Union Stunt a Celebration of Lawlessness.  Never in the history of this Republic has there been such a jubilant celebration of lawlessness in the heart of our government as we saw at President Trump's State of the Union address to Congress.  Under the gaze of Moses, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson and all the great champions of law from history, today's current crop of "lawgivers" in America sneered, mocked and ridiculed the mere notion that we might have laws.  That these laws might mean anything.  That these laws might be enforced with equality.  That's because also gazing down on our modern "lawgivers" in the chamber was an untold number of illegal aliens.  These illegal aliens were actually invited to illegally come into the House chamber — the sacred nursery of America's laws — to sit in sneering judgment of a nation built on the promise that no man (or woman or child) is above the law.

DACA Recipients Are Furious Trump Used 'Dreamers' To Describe American Citizens.  One of the more memorable lines from President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech was a simple defense of his nationalist-oriented approach to immigration policy.  "Americans are dreamers, too," Trump said, demanding that any deal to legalize the beneficiaries of the soon-to-expire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty prioritize the safety and economic opportunity of American citizens.  The four-word quip was an instant favorite among Republicans and immigration hawks.  Many DACA recipients, on the other hand, hated it.

Two Grateful, Wonderful Dreamers Caught in Human Smuggling Op.  Border Patrol arrested two men in separate incidents in San Diego for smuggling illegals into the United States.  The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday that one of the men was in the country under the program and the other's program had expired.  In one case, a 20-year old DACA was smuggling two Mexican nationals when he was pulled over by border patrol.  His permit expired.  In a separate incident, a 22-year-old Mexican national, a DACA recipient who lives in Riverside, was allegedly caught scouting an area for smugglers in Campo, Calif.  Both suspects are in custody and will have their programs revoked.

2 DACA recipients arrested over suspicion of human smuggling: report.  Two Dreamers who were living in the U.S. under the Obama-era DACA program were arrested last week on suspicion of human smuggling in separate incidents, federal officials reportedly said.  The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday that one of the men was in the country under the program and the other's program had expired.  The report said that one incident occurred last Wednesday [1/24/2018] when a resident near Torrey Pines State Beach observed what looked like human smuggling.

Immigrant children aren't entitled to government-paid lawyers in deportation hearings, court rules.  A federal appeals court decided unanimously Monday [1/29/2018] that minor immigrants who are in the country without legal authorization are not entitled to government-paid lawyers in hearings that could lead to their deportation.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an immigration judge's decision to deny asylum to a minor identified as C.J.L.G., who left Honduras at age 13 after being threatened by gangs.  The boy did not have a lawyer, and his mother was unable to find free legal help.  The 9th Circuit said federal law did not guarantee paid lawyers for children in immigration court and that the teenage boy failed to show that he needed a lawyer to safeguard his rights.

Trump's plan to scuttle DACA.  [President Trump plans] to rid the nation of two bills that were never introduced as legislation, but which the media treats as law.  DACA and DREAMers would reward 1.8 million illegal aliens with citizenship — despite their being here illegally.  Trump wants to end these Fake Laws, and gave Congress until March to enact legislation, or his administration would enforce the real law.  He offered a compromise.  He would allow citizenship if the DACA and DREAMers kept their noses clean for 12 years.  In exchange, Democrats agree to funding the wall, ending diversity visas, and curtailing the friends-and-family chain migration that allows legals to bring in illegals.

Using Nullification To Destroy Federalism.  [Scroll down]  In other words, the so-called "Dreamers," who are here illegally are being defended along with other illegals who, in addition to being illegals, are also criminals.  And this is all under the name of diversity.  Trump is being characterized as a pathological xenophobe.  This enforcement is presumably motivated by his hate and the hate of his supporters for non-white peoples, especially Hispanics.  And this pervasive and obsessive anti-Latino tendency is reinforced by an additional dimension of his mindset, and that of his Christian, conservative, dumb, working-class mindsets, by Islamophobia. [...] This rejection is always appended with the suffix "phobia."  Phobias are fears, but not merely fears.  They are irrational fears.

Real Americans vs.  Our Effete Elites.  Why is the entire country not sick to death of the left's prioritizing illegal immigrants over our citizens?  It is so obviously all about votes.  If these immigrants were going to be voting Republican, the border would have been sealed up long ago.  Make no mistake, this is all about importing Democrat voters.  The less educated, the more dependent on U.S. government, the better.  They will vote democrat.  That is how racist the left is; import millions of third-world immigrants whom we can use and abuse.

'Extremely Bad Idea:' WH Plan Expands U.S. Citizenship for Illegal Aliens to Potentially Uncontrollable Levels.  Details of a White House plan revealed on Thursday expands the number of illegal aliens who would be eligible for a pathway to U.S. citizenship far beyond the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  According to senior adviser Stephen Miller, the White House will push for a deal on immigration that gives a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for Obama's DACA program.

Mark Levin:  Trump's amnesty for 1.8 million 'pathetic,' worse than Obama.  Just this week, President Trump called for legalizing some 700,000 "DREAMers," but today is a new day, and now Trump is also offering citizenship an additional 1.1 million illegal aliens who never even applied to be "DREAMers" in return for a border wall and an end to chain migration... in 10 years.  Mark Levin said that Trump's offer is terrible for the country and an awful bargaining strategy on his radio show last night[.]

Tucker Carlson:  When Concerns Of Foreigners Take Precedence Over Americans, Government Is Betraying Us.  Tucker Carlson responds to critics like MSNBC's Joy Reid and Bill Kristol who have called him a racist.  Carlson lays out his position on immigration and what proponents of more immigration must do to make their case.  [Video clip]

Schumer Doubles Down On the Democrats' Immigration Extremism.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is following up his party's disastrous government shutdown on behalf of illegal immigrants by refusing to compromise on border security.  What else can he do, since his party has become so radical on immigration?

Trump offers amnesty and STILL gets called a racist.  On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump said that "anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation," and those who want legal status should have to return to their home countries to apply for reentry.  He promised to "immediately terminate" President Obama's illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, commonly known as DACA.  But he also said that illegal immigrants in America must have a path to legalization.  "Give them a path.  You have to make it possible for them to succeed," Trump said in 2015.  In office, the president waited nine months before taking action to phase out the unconstitutional amnesty for 800,000 or so DACA recipients.  Now, confronted with a deadline to grant DACA recipients legal status or begin deportations, President Trump is proposing legislation that would grant 1.8 million illegal immigrants a pathway to American citizenship.

Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give another break to immigrant Dreamers by extending free public college tuition to students who were brought into the United States illegally as kids.  Cuomo tucked a provision in his $168 billion budget plan that would amend state education law to make the undocumented students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students from families with incomes of up to $125,000.  On Tuesday [1/23/2018], he said the state would continue providing Medicaid to Dreamers regardless of any federal changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Keep Dreaming, Dreamers.  If I choose to live in another country, I need to follow that country's rules.  That's part of the deal.  It's just common sense.  For some reason, though, that reasoning doesn't apply to people from other countries who come to the United States.  Apparently, those folks don't need to obey the same laws as the rest of us.  They're above all that.

Soros-Funded Illegal Aliens Demand Amnesty by Protesting Schumer, Democrats.  Illegal alien activists stormed the home of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the offices of Democrats demanding immediate amnesty for all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens in the United States, as well as the release of all illegal aliens who are in detention centers for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

'Dreamers' Storm Sellout Chuck Schumer's Home, Demand Amnesty.  Angry DACA supporters descended upon Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) home on Tuesday [1/23/2018], demanding amnesty.  The protests broke out after Schumer backed down to President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans over the government shutdown that started on Friday and ended three days later, Fox News Insider reports.

Democrats got rolled this week.  They can blame Barack Obama.  Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle.  They created a needless crisis and got rolled.  So who is to blame for their current predicament?  Along with Charles E. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats can put the blame squarely on the man who could have legalized the "dreamers" when he had the chance:  Barack Obama. [...] If he had wanted to act, he could have.  Obama's party controlled the House, and Democrats had a 60-vote filibuster-proof Senate majority.  If Obama really wanted to pass either the Dream Act or comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans were powerless to stop him.  But he didn't do it.

New York to guarantee Medicaid for 'Dreamers' no matter what happens in D.C..  New York will continue to provide some illegal immigrant "Dreamers" with access to government-run Medicaid insurance no matter what happens in Washington, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday [1/23/2018].  There are 42,000 people living in New York who are currently protected by the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, which makes them eligible for Medicaid in the state.  Mr. Cuomo said given the uncertainty over the program in Washington, he wanted to guarantee the migrants health coverage.

DACA and Republican principles.  [Scroll down]  The third method of securing residency is illegal entry.  Some people simply evade the legal authorities, the application process, and the troublesome visa requirements and live here surreptitiously.  The DACA debate will focus on the children of these "illegal immigrants," themselves illegal aliens in the United States.  Any remedy should consider that these aliens have already violated the law.  The DACA children could be given a second crack at the immigration process, but compliance cannot be voluntary.  Legalization must be earned by self-identification, application, and compliance with immigration law.  Non-compliance should result in deportation.  At that point, keeping the family together becomes the business of the family alone, not the U.S. government.

Dick Durbin Claims Amnesty Is 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time'.  Democratic Senators believe amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is the "civil rights issue of our time," declared Sen. Dick Durbin, just before he voted January 22 to end the 2018 budget filibuster.  Durbin's promotion of illegal immigrants above African-Americans and other Americans spotlights the party's decision that Americans' deficits in wealth, job opportunities, and education are subordinate to the party's strategy of allying with business to import foreign voters via the nation's mass-immigration laws.

Report: Over 500 criminal 'dreamers' ordered deported are still in U.S..  In the latest blow to the pure image portrayed by their supporters in Congress, newly released statistics show that over 500 illegals stripped of their "dreamer" status due to crime and gang charges remain on the streets.  A new analysis of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics found that 2,127 individuals had their amnesty status terminated for criminal activity and/or gang activity as of November 22, 2017.  Of those booted from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival amnesty program, 562 were deported.

Illegal Aliens Are Quietly Being Redistributed Across United States on Private Flights.  Illegal aliens are quietly being redistributed across the country on private flights paid for by US taxpayers.  The illegal aliens were seen boarding planes this past week in Harlington, Texas and Tucson, Arizona.

DACA recipients temporarily block Disneyland entrance as an act of civil disobedience.  Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their allies temporarily blocked a vehicle entrance to Disneyland on Monday [1/22/2018], just as the Senate reached an agreement to end the government shutdown brought on in part by a stalemate over the young immigrants' future.  The DACA recipients, commonly called Dreamers, stood in a crosswalk at South Harbor Boulevard around 10 a.m. and blocked buses from entering the Anaheim theme park.

How illegal immigrant Dreamers amassed power to force government shutdown.  Democrats called it the Trump shutdown.  Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown.  But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown.  The recipe for the current congressional gridlock is complex, but at the top of the list of ingredients are the illegal immigrant Dreamers who pushed Democrats to launch the filibuster that sent the government careening into a partial shutdown.  It's a stunning display of political leverage for a group that, at most, numbers several million, can't vote now, and even under the most generous proposals wouldn't be able to cast ballots for another decade.  Yet they have amassed an extraordinary amount of power, comparable to the much larger tea party movement that helped precipitate the last shutdown in 2013.

Do Democrats really care about Dreamers?  No, they will do anything to score political points.  Here is the reality:  Democrats are scared to death that a Republican Congress and a Republican president may actually effect some reform of our flawed immigration system.  They have pursued the Hispanic community vigorously for many years, seeking to solidify their support within the country's fastest growing demographic.  Part of the Democratic strategy has been to demonize the GOP as racist and anti-immigrant.  Trump's candidacy and his careless comments about Mexicans greased the skids.  In their eagerness to curry favor with Hispanics, Democrats have increasingly abandoned their earlier professed support for secure borders.  Though they continue to pay lip service to protecting against illegal immigration, many have opposed the use of E-verify and other approaches that might reduce the allure of entering the U.S. without authorization.  The Democrats have also encouraged the spread of sanctuary cities, where local governments limit their cooperation with federal officials on the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  And they just hate Trump's proposed wall along our southern border.

DACA negotiations reveal consequences of Democrats' increasingly radical base.  In a midterm election year where Democrats, especially in the Senate, are defending key seats in states the Republican president won last cycle, you would think funding border security — or supporting provisions on chain migration and the diversity lottery — would be a common-sense decision.  But not for today's Democratic Party.  A loud and influential coalition of grassroots progressives has applied enormous pressure on the party for months to demand a clean Dream Act from Republicans and nothing less.  That, of course, is a nonstarter for the GOP.  As far back as September, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was shouted down by activists outraged over her decision to negotiate a DACA deal with President Trump in exchange for border protection measures.

Tom Cotton Shoots Down Expansive 'Gang of Six' DACA Amnesty.  The "Gang of Six" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be rolled "straight into the trash can," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says.  On Wednesday [1/17/2018], a group of six pro-amnesty Senators will roll out their expansive immigration amnesty plan that would not only give a pathway to U.S. citizenship beginning with 3.5 million DACA and DACA-eligible illegal aliens but also give amnesty to the parents of amnesty beneficiaries.  Cotton — whose popular legal immigration-cutting RAISE Act was endorsed by President Trump in 2017 — slammed the "Gang of Six" amnesty, saying it was dead on arrival.

The Exhausted Racism Charge.  There is a bipartisan consensus that the United States must have 1.1 million immigrants a year to make up for the low American birthrate and avoid having the U.S. become an over-aged population.  The fact is that DACA is a phony issue, as Democrats love more Latin Americans, as likely Democratic voters.  (Whether they are technically qualified to vote legally as citizens is irrelevant.  This is a better way to rig elections than enumerating the dead, as Lyndon Johnson famously used to do in Texas in the '40s.)  And traditional Republicans like cheap labor, so 12 million unskilled foreigners were admitted while the political class slumbered.  But Trump and his Republicans are now the only champions of the endangered blue-collar American worker, and only about 10 percent of the 800,000 DACA group of migrants have graduated from university, joined the armed forces, or made any spontaneous attempt to naturalize themselves.

Democrats' DACA fight is a power play designed to turn Dreamers into a new army of liberal voters.  The fight by Democrats to stop the deportation of about 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children and now protected under the DACA program isn't just an act of compassion.  It's a political power play to win U.S. citizenship for the DACA recipients — known as Dreamers — and turn them into an army of new Democratic voters.  Don't take my word for it.  Take the word of veteran Democratic political operative Jennifer Palmieri, who was the communications director for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign.  A memo obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation that was co-authored by Palmieri states this clearly:  "The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party's future success."  Not clear enough?  The memo also says:  "If Democrats don't try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats' electoral chances in 2018 and beyond."

In unusual move, White House to ask Supreme Court to rule on DACA before appeals court.  The Trump administration said Tuesday [1/16/2018] that it will rush to the U.S. Supreme Court within a few days by skipping over a federal appeals court, hoping for quick action in the legal battle over shutting down the DACA program. [...] A federal judge ruled Jan. 9 that the government could not end the program on March 6, as President Donald Trump proposed to do.

Dick Durbin 'Focused Full Time' on Illegal Aliens as Black Americans Remain Excessively Unemployed in His State.  While Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says he is "focused" and working "full time" for illegal aliens, black Americans in his state of Illinois remain excessively unemployed, far above the national average.  On Monday, as Breitbart News reported, Durbin admitted that he is working around the clock, not for his underrepresented constituents in Illinois, but rather illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by a President Obama-created amnesty program.  "I'm focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America," Durbin said.  "I am focused on that full time."

Report: 'Dreamer'-age Illegals Have Crime Rate Double Young Americans.  DACA-aged illegals commit crimes at twice the rate of young Americans, says a comprehensive summary of crimes and convictions in Arizona during the past 32 years.  The report punctures claims by pro-amnesty advocates that young 'dreamer' illegals are vital to U.S. industry and civic life, and indicate that any amnesty will ensure that many more crimes — including murders and rapes — will be inflicted against Americans and legal immigrants, including Hispanics and blacks.

Cutting Through the Media's Falsehoods About 'Dreamers'.  When members of Congress battled over the budget, some threatened to block funding unless Congress provided amnesty to illegal alien Dreamers who benefited from President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump announced he is ending.  Conscientious members of Congress should not give in to this threat.  Amnesty will encourage even more illegal immigration — just as the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act did.  That bill provided citizenship to 2.7 million illegal aliens.  Yet by 1995, another 5.7 million illegal aliens were residing in the U.S.  Many of them crossed the border to join their newly legalized friends and family.  Others, no doubt, believed that since the U.S. provided amnesty once, it would do so again.  However Congress decides to deal with Dreamers, it should be based on the real demographics of the DACA populace, not the glamorized image typically presented by the media.

Obama Lied and Argued Against Executive Amnesty, Then Lied and Said DACA Only Temporary, Now Lies and Calls Trump Racist for Scrapping DACA!  You just couldn't trust a word Obama said!  Lying was his way of life. [...] Obama never intended that his illegal amnesty for 'dreamers' referred to as DACA to be short term.  Then after the Democrats lost the election, President Trump announced an end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants who arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians.

It's time to sort the good from the bad in the 800,000-person DACA bloc.  A study shows that DACA-aged illegals are more likely to commit additional crimes and be jailed than citizens.  With all the news about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program being subject to a congressional deal, this latest bit of news points to a need to start separating good from bad DACA recipients in any amnesty for them.

Constitution is no longer the law of the land.  Now the law is whatever a federal judge says it is.  A federal judge on the 9th Circuit Court — William Alsup — ruled that President Donald Trump's executive action phasing out the Obama-era DACA amnesty program is illegal and ordered the government to resume granting DACA waivers.  Trump announced the phase-out weeks ago, claiming the program established by his predecessor via executive order was illegal.  In doing so Trump sought to throw creation of immigration law back into the laps of the lawmakers — Congress.  Alsup, a Bill Clinton appointee, ruled the program legal.  In his ruling, Alsup concluded that without a nationwide injunction, DACA recipients would likely suffer irreparable harm, leading to harmful ripple effects on the nation's economy and healthcare system.

Mr. Trump, fund, start, and finish the wall before you tackle DACA, illegal immigration.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which defers deportation for about 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, has been the topic of intense negotiations between President Trump and members of Congress this week.  But this discussion is premature.  Action to improve border security must come first.  The president wants to begin phasing out the existing DACA program in March — though a federal judge this week temporarily blocked ending the program while a lawsuit is pending.  The Trump administration is challenging that order.  But the possible end to the program in coming weeks has driven Democrats to seek legislation to change the law to allow DACA recipients to stay in America.

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

President Trump Rejects Ridiculous UniParty DACA Deal.  CTH has pointed out for years that "immigration" is second only to "budgets" in being able to see the bold colors of the UniParty at work.  Senators Michael Bennet (D), Dick Durbin (D), Bob Menendez (D), Jeff Flake (R), Cory Gardner (R) and Lindsey Graham (R), are the latest insufferable crew to present the UniParty immigration demands.  Thankfully, President Trump rejected their "proposal"; and as a direct result the UniParty immediately pounds the Alinsky Drums:  "Racist, Racist, Racist."

Baby Bust:  Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels'.  Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.  NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.  "I am doing this for the education of the next generation," one of the women told NBC News.  None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep.

Birth tourism brings Russian baby boom to Miami.  Lured by the charm of little Havana or the glamour of South Beach, some 15 million tourists visit Miami every year.  But for a growing number of Russian women, the draw isn't sunny beaches or pulsing nightclubs.  It's U.S. citizenship for their newborn children.  In Moscow, it's a status symbol to have a Miami-born baby, and social media is full of Russian women boasting of their little americantsy.

Trump's TV-Show Exposes Democrat Weakness, GOP Unity, in Amnesty Fight.  President Donald Trump's riveting spectacle of televised bipartisanship exposed the Democrats' political weakness in the amnesty debate — and also revealed remarkable GOP unity on the goal of ending the nation's chain-migration system.  Time after time, Democrats pleaded for a quick passage of unpopular 'dreamer' amnesty while also promising a later-meaning-never debate over popular immigration reforms, such as the elimination of the visa-lottery and the chain-migration system, which doubles the annual inflow of legal immigrants.

A Ludicrous Ruling That Trump Can't End DACA.  Yesterday [1/9/2018], Judge William Alsup ordered the Trump administration to keep its predecessor's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place.  This remarkable 49-page order has all the aesthetics of a judicial decision but is, at heart, an amateur act of punditry.  Judge Alsup paints the picture of a divided White House, wherein "the Chief Executive publicly favors the very program [his Administration] has ended."  Citing a "presidential tweet," the court suggests that DACA's recision "was contrived to give the administration a bargaining chip to demand funding for a border wall in exchange for reviving DACA."  These talking points could have been plagiarized from the MSNBC chyron.  Such rhetoric in a judicial decision would have been unthinkable barely a year ago. But now it passes for the new normal.  Once again, the judiciary has attempted to shackle President Trump from making his own judgments about how to exercise his own power.  The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Alsup's outlandish rulings on DACA before.  And it will do so again.

Trump and Sessions must tell this amnesty judge to shove it.  Not in [Alexander] Hamilton's wildest imaginings could he ever have envisioned a time when a lowly district judge can force a president to make denizens of aliens, contrary to the most foundational sovereignty statutes.  Even King George couldn't do what Obama did on immigration without the consent of Parliament, according to the Library of Congress.  In that sense, the power of lower court judges has been elevated to a higher status than that of a king, much less a president.  Remember when Hamilton said even the Supreme Court would have "neither force nor will" on political issues even governing American citizens?  Those were good days.  It's not worth delving into the details of the ruling from this Antifa-style judge in San Francisco who declared last night that Trump must continue renewing work permits, visas, and Social Security cards for people who, pursuant to law, must be deported.  After all, Judge William Alsup is merely continuing "the resistance," with the power of supremacy that even conservative legal eagles have bestowed upon the judicial robes.  Let's put aside the fact that it is a settled, uninterrupted stream of case law that illegal aliens are considered as if they are outside the country and do not have standing to sue in court.  This is why we have administrative immigration judges, given that aliens have no access to Article III courts.

Judge rules against Trump administration on rescinding DACA.  A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation, Reuters reported.  U.S. District Judge William Alsup, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, ruled that the program must stay intact while litigation is played out.  Alsup ordered that until a final judgment is reached, the program must continue and those already approved for DACA protections and work permits must be allowed to renew them before they expire.

The Judicial Rebellion.  We are witnessing a treasonous rebellion by leftist judges who are declaring the last election null and void.  At the core of these traitors' arguments is the belief that the people do not have the right to express their views through the electoral process.  Essentially, these courts are declaring that President Trump doesn't have the same authority as his predecessor and that the powers of the executive branch are constrained by what the judiciary thinks is good policy.  These judges assert that President Trump can't overrule the executive orders of his predecessor with his own executive orders.  If that were the case, elections would be meaningless, since one president could effectively prevent the people from rejecting his position by voting for a candidate who disagreed with him.  We see this in the judge's ruling on DACA.  Ignoring for a moment the fact that DACA was an unconstitutional usurpation of power by Obama, there is still a huge problem with a court effectively declaring that one president, Obama, can make edicts that other presidents can't change.

Judicial Anarchy Over DACA.  A federal judge, U.S. District Judge William Alsup, took it upon himself to order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), put in place by former President Obama's executive order and wound down towards ultimate termination by President Trump's own executive order last September, must stay in place at least for the time being.  The judge issued a preliminary injunction against ending DACA while lawsuits over President Trump's decision go forward.  The effect of Judge Alsup's order is to throw out a temporary lifeline to the illegal immigrant "Dreamers" who have or have had DACA protection to be able to continue staying and working in the country while they apply for renewals.  Needless to say, President Trump was not happy with this latest example of judicial overreach.

White House:  San Francisco Court DACA Ruling 'Outrageous'.  The White House responded to a ruling issued by a federal district court in San Francisco demanding that President Donald Trump immediately reinstate DACA.  "We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President's successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.  Sanders added that President Donald Trump was determined to work on DACA through Congress, not through executive action.

Cotton: It's Time to End Chain Migration Permanently.  Chain migration allows immigrants with citizenship to petition to bring relatives to the country, as [Senator Tom] Cotton explained.  This allows more and more relatives of those who immigrate to come to the U.S. themselves, thus providing the potential for a "never-ending chain" based on family connection alone.  "An end to chain migration will be one of the most important permanent changes to U.S. immigration law in 52 years," he said.  "The vast majority of people that immigrate to our country legally every single year do so for the sole reason that they just happen to be related to somebody that's already here," Cotton also said.  [Video clip]

Leaked Memo:  DREAMers Are 'Critical' To Dems 'Future Electoral Success'.  The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called "Dreamers" — a "critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."  The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to "refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them."

Study: Nearly 25 Percent of DACA Illegal Aliens Are 'Functionally Illiterate' in English.  According to Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota, about 24 percent of illegal aliens who are eligible for DACA — which President Trump administration will officially end in March 2018 — overstate their English proficiency skills and are "below basic" or "functionally illiterate."  Additionally, the research found that about 46 percent of DACA illegal aliens only have "basic" English proficiency skills, despite narratives from corporate interests and the open borders lobby that recipients of the program are vastly highly-educated.

Nine Reasons Why Democrats' DACA Amnesty 'Deadline' Does Not Exist.  Establishment advocates are insisting that January 19 is the drop-dead deadline for a DACA or Dreamer amnesty, just two weeks after the advocates insisted that December 22 was the drop-dead deadline.  The January deadline claim is based on the advocates' claim that agency officials need a few weeks planning time to prepare and launch the amnesty by March 5 when the two-year work-permits invented by President Barack Obama will start expiring at a more rapid pace.  GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have described March as a deadline, even though hundreds of thousand of work-permits will remain valid after that date.

Debunking 'Dreamers'.  The most successful propaganda campaign ever waged by progressives can be reduced to a single word: dreamers.  It is a propaganda campaign so successful that even conservative news entities use the word to describe a subset of illegal aliens brought here by their law-breaking parents.  Illegal aliens whose expectations of amnesty have become demands, abetted by immigration activists and their Democrat allies, and enabled by an unconstitutional executive order by Barack Obama.  It is a term designed to elicit equal measures of compassion — and far more critically, guilt — from otherwise sensible Americans appalled by the wholesale lawbreaking represented by millions of illegals residing in America for decades.

Anchor Baby Population in U.S. Exceeds One Year of American Births.  The number of United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien living in the country now outnumbers one year of all American births.  A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reveals the booming number of U.S.-born children to illegal aliens who are given automatic citizenship, forever anchoring their families in the U.S.

Homeland Security says chain migration let terrorism-related suspects into U.S..  The Department of Homeland Security said chain migration is the common element in two cases allegedly tied to terrorism activities, according to a statement released Saturday [12/23/2017].  In the statement on Twitter, Acting Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said DHS "can confirm the suspect involved in a terror attack in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and another suspect arrested on terror-related money laundering charges were both beneficiaries of extended family chain migration."

The invisible wall: how Trump is slowing immigration without laying a brick.  Donald Trump has failed to add another inch to the country's border wall between the US and Mexico, but his administration this year has quietly erected a steep, invisible wall that limits migration to the US, according to interviews with lawyers and refugee groups.  Some of these roadblocks received considerable attention, like the three versions of a travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries and the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) — an Obama-era program that protected undocumented youth raised in the US.

End chain migration, as Trump wants, and switch to merit-based immigration.  America is handling immigration all wrong.  As the son of an immigrant father, I firmly believe immigration represents a pillar of America's long-term success and has kept our nation growing and dynamic for centuries.  But our present misbegotten policies must be reformed to select immigrants based on merit, rather than family ties.  Reform is needed because our current policies undermine our national and economic security.  In addition, without reform Americans will surely turn against immigration in principle.  Today the majority of immigrant-headed households receive some form of government welfare assistance.  This represents a totally untenable abuse of taxpayers and utterly upends the immigration realities faced by most of our ancestors who arrived in America expecting nothing more than an opportunity.

Democrats Offer 'License Plate Readers' in Exchange for Huge DREAM Amnesty.  Democratic Senator Dick Durbin is prodding GOP Senators in closed-door negotiations to accept his huge DREAM amnesty in exchange for his promise to let low-ranking border officials continue routine, non-political practices.  For example, Durbin's lopsided proposal says Democrats will allow customs officials to buy commonplace $3,000 computerized license-plate readers for cheaply identifying cars as they pass through the border.  But that agreement to buy the cost-saving devices is conditional on GOP Senators supporting the Democrats' amnesty of 3.25 million 'dreamer' illegals — plus millions of their illegal immigrant parents and chain-migration relatives — at the cost of at least $26 billion over the first ten years.  "The Democrats have made a big show of saying they are for border security, but all they are agreeing to are things that would be done in normal circumstances," a Hill source said.

Democrats:  Party Leaders Caved on DREAMers.  Democrats are about to head home for the holidays, and some of the most outspoken advocates for so-called DREAMers are accusing Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer of giving the Latino community coal this year instead of the action they promised on DACA.  The intraparty anger is boiling just under the surface among rank and file Democrats who think their leadership should have done more to fight for the DREAMers — including shutting down the government to get what they want.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is among a small group of Democrats who vowed early in the spending battle to not support any bill to keep the government's lights on unless it gave certainty to the 800,000 or so DACA — or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — recipients.

Keeping 'Dreamers' would cost taxpayers $26B over next 10 years, feds say.  Allowing 2 million illegal immigrant "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S. would cost taxpayers $25.9 billion over the next decade, the Congresssional Budget Office says in a report released Friday [12/15/2017].  Dreamers are the prospective beneficiaries of the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors), legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier this year to provide a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants.  They would include those who've participated in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), received temporary protected status, or have fulfilled certain educational requirements.  Under the bill, immigrants who benefited from DACA would be eligible for Medicaid, food stamps, education funding, and various other programs, provided that the applicants meet certain requirements.

Keeping 'Dreamers' would cost taxpayers $26B over next decade:  CBO.  Letting people who came to the US illegally as children remain in the country lawfully would cost taxpayers $25.9 billion over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.  Many of those who benefited from the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program will be eliglble for Medicaid, food stamps, education funding, and other programs, the agency said in a report Friday [12/15/2017].  The outlay would total $26.8 billion over the next decade — but the estimated 3.25 million dreamers would contribute only $0.9 billion to the tab, the CBO said.  Trump earlier this year announced plans to axe DACA, which President Barack Obama instituted as an executive order.

DACA Amnesty Chain Migration Would Exceed Four Years of U.S. Births.  The Democrats' draft Dream Act amnesty would likely add as many chain-migration foreigners to the United States population as are added by the total number of Americans who are born in four years' time.  As House and Senate Republicans, Democrats, the big business lobby, the cheap labor industry, and the open borders lobby have teamed up to push an amnesty for potentially millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the impact the move would have on Americans would be likely unprecedented.

Legalizing 'Dreamers would cost $26 billion:  CBO.  Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant "Dreamers" would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven't been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday [12/15/2017].  The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of "chain migration."  Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat higher taxes in to the government, they would take far more out of it.

'Dreamers' Invade Chuck Schumer's Office and Threaten Him.  Leftists unleashed the kraken, and now they don't know what to do.  Democrat clowns prostitute American laws allowing children of illegals hope of becoming citizens.  All for votes.  Understand that Conservatives aren't heartless.  But laws are in place for a reason.  Simply put, laws are meant to be followed.  Nevertheless, Leftists selectively follow laws, based on what get them the most power.  And as with most things Leftist, things go awry.

Hey, Chuck:  I fixed your Twitter timeline picture.  [L]ike most Leftists, Chuck [Schumer]'s virtue-signaling has its limits.  When seven illegal alien DACA protesters entered Schumer's office, Chuck had them arrested for "unlawful entry." [...] So the lesson here is Chuck Schumer doesn't mind you unlawfully entering our country.  But you cannot unlawfully enter his office.

Trump wins on immigration, and that's why the media don't want to talk about it.  [Scroll down]  There's one major difference between the immigrant terrorist story and the other two about Moore and Gillibrand:  The media can't make the immigrant terrorist story bad for the White House.  On Monday, Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, secured a pipe bomb to his body and then detonated it in a busy Times Square subway station.  The bomb mostly fizzled, injuring only Ullah, who told authorities after that he had been inspired by the Islamic State.  Ullah's ticket to the U.S. came in the form of a green card, which he received not because he had something to substantial offer — he drove for a car service, which anyone with legs and arms can do — but because his mother is the sister of a U.S. citizen.  That's the way the vast majority of immigrants come to the U.S., while other foreigners, including high-skilled workers who want a better life, too, wait their turn and hope for the best.

Do the DACA kids realize they've been used?  The Democrats backed away from their threat to shut the government down if Congress didn't amnesty Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.  This should be a clue to DACA recipients that they have been used as political tools all along.  Because for a while there, nothing was more important to Democrats than getting these foreigners the benefits of U.S. residency and citizenship.  They wouldn't budge.  Border control had to go, too.  They'd never bend, they said.  It was baffling.  They were willing to shut the entire government down if DACA recipients didn't get to stay here, even though there were only 800,000 of them and not all would take advantage of it?  Even with chain migration, it was a relatively small number compared to the 300-million-plus size of the U.S.  Would they really shut the government down for this relatively small group of politically useful foreigners?  Nope, they caved in and folded like a cheap suit when word got around that shutting down the government would mean the voters would blame the Democrats.  Political expediency concentrates their minds.  So long, DACA kids.  Net result:  DACA recipients got a temporary fix for a few years, not amnesty and free citizenship ahead of all the people waiting in line.

New York's failed terror attacker revealed to be part of large family who all got in thanks to his aunt or uncle.  President Donald Trump said Monday a bomb blast in Manhattan highlights the need for an immigration overhaul -- as the man arrested was revealed to be part of a large Bangladeshi family sponsored by his aunt or uncle.  Trump said that the U.S. 'must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people' into the country.  The Republican president pointed to his controversial travel ban as an example of the kind of policy that needs to be put in place.  And he called on Congress to end 'chain migration,' in which family members are permitted to join relatives who have immigrated.

Latest Terror Attack Courtesy of Chain Migration From America-Hating, Third World Hell-Hole.  And how did this animal enter the U.S.?  Why, of course, the brainchild of the Democrat Party:  chain migration.  In short, chain migration — signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson — has resulted in the immigrant share of the U.S. population almost tripling from about 4.7 percent to around 14 percent since 1970.

HS: Suicide-Bomb Suspect Arrived by Chain Migration.  On Monday 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladesh national, injured three individuals when he allegedly tried to detonate a suicide bomb in New York City in a planned terrorist attack.  Ullah, as confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), entered the U.S. in 2011 as a chain migrant.  Under "chain migration," new immigrants to the U.S. are allowed to bring an unlimited number of poorly-screened foreign relatives with them, creating a never-ending flow of immigration from some terror-ridden countries.  Ullah came to the U.S. through the F43 visa, allowing him to obtain a Green Card simply because his father's brother or sister had recently been naturalized as a U.S. citizen.  This process is known as "extended-family chain migration."

Chain migration responsible for NYC terror suspect's entry:  White House.  The attempted suicide bombing in New York early Monday would never have happened if President Trump's immigration policies had been in place, the White House said after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the country via chain migration.  Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, allegedly strapped a pipe bomb to his body with Velcro and zip ties, and it detonated in a subway corridor, New York Police Department officials said.  Hours later, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News that Ullah was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011.

Green Card Chief Calls for End to Chain Migration and Visa Lottery.  Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lee Francis Cissna wrote an op-ed for the Capitol Hill publication The Hill today that calls on Congress to end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery.  USCIS is the agency that issues all green cards to foreign nationals.

Break the chain and lose the lottery — America deserves a better immigration system.  [Scroll down]  Unfortunately, two parts of our current immigration system work directly against this goal: the diversity visa program, also known as the "visa lottery" program; and the current extended family-based immigration system, which allows immigrants to sponsor not just their own spouse and minor children, but a variety of extended family members, including even siblings and their spouses and children.  The effect of the laws allowing extended family migration is often referred to as "chain migration," because each extended family member that successfully immigrates can in turn sponsor his or her own network of extended family members.  Neither the diversity visa program nor the extended family migration laws take into account our country's economic needs or national security priorities.  They hamper our ability to seek out the best candidates to become part of U.S. society.

Senate DACA Deal at Stalemate Over Pathway to Citizenship.  Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) accused Senate Democrats of "jeopardizing the future fate" of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries by rejecting a DACA deal from Senate Republicans and threatening to shut down the government over the disposition of illegal immigrants brought to the country as kids.  The deadline for Congress to act to save 800,000 DACA beneficiaries from the risk of deportation is March 5, though President Trump may give lawmakers more time to work out a solution.  The deal from a working group led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) included border security provisions yet did not offer a pathway to citizenship.

DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is.  Democrats portray the DACA program as only benefitting those who were a few years old when they came to the U.S. illegally, leaving them unable to speak their native language and ignorant of their countries' cultural norms.  Therefore, the reasoning goes, it would be a hardship to return them to the countries where they were born.  Obama himself gave this rationale when he said DACA beneficiaries were "brought to this country by their parents" as infants and face "deportation to a country that [they] know nothing about, with a language" they don't even speak.  While this may be true of a small portion of the DACA population, it certainly is not true of all of the aliens who received administrative amnesty.  In fact, illegal aliens were eligible as long as they came to the U.S. before their 16th birthday and were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

Philly Mayor: 'Disgraceful' if Irish-Catholic Lawmakers Don't Vote for DREAM Act.  Philadelphia Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said "so what" if a "clean" DREAM Act gives DREAMers the opportunity to provide their undocumented immediate relatives with a path to U.S. citizenship.  Kenney supports the passage of a DREAM Act that would grant young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children a path to citizenship if they meet certain qualifications.

Illegal Alien "Dreamers" Attempt To Ruin Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.  What better way to attempt to sway people to your plight than to ruin an event people wanted to watch with their kids?

DACA Illegal Aliens Stage Thanksgiving Holiday Hunger Strike.  Illegal aliens shielded from deportation under the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are staging a hunger strike in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day.  The group of illegal aliens from New Jersey have promised to not eat until Thanksgiving, according to WNYC, while they lobby Republican members of Congress to pass an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S.

Obama's 'unaccompanied children' turn up big in latest MS13 gang sweep.  The latest federal gang sweep of 214 Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang thugs has turned up quite a panoply of the people President Obama sought to encourage and accomodate in the U.S. during his last years in office[.]

AG Sessions Blasts Obama Amnesty: 'Lawfully,' DACA 'Cannot Be Defended'.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his ending of a President Obama-created temporary amnesty program for illegal aliens, saying it "cannot be defended" under the Rule of Law.  In a speech to the Federalist Society, Sessions — a pioneer of the immigration in the national interest movement — blasted the Obama administration's creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has given temporary amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.

Why does it take DACA to draw any attention to post office incompetence?  At first glance, it looked like another activist dance from the lawyers lobby representing some sad-sacks who just can't quite follow the rules.  Thirty-three applicants out of 122,000 did not have their mailed applications into the hands of the immigration authorities on time.  But the New York Times story does show that the DACA recipients' complaints have merit.  The DREAMers they cited really did mail their renewal applications in on time, sometimes three weeks ahead of time.  They had tracking and certified mail evidence.  They followed the procedures they were asked to follow, in good faith, using a U.S. government service.  The fact is, they did get stiffed by the post office which never bothered to deliver their paperwork in the time needed to fulfill the bureaucratic requirement.

More fraud in Diversity Visa Lottery as feds move to strip citizenship from four Somalis.  The Justice Department moved Monday [11/6/2017] to strip citizenship from four Somali immigrants who prosecutors say lied about being a family, defrauding the Diversity Visa Lottery program that Republicans are aiming to nix.  The government says one woman, Fosia Abdi Adan, won the visa lottery in 2000 and then illegally brought in three cousins, claiming two were her children and one was her husband — even though the man was married to another woman at the time.  The fake couple quickly filed for divorce and the bogus husband later tried to bring his real wife and children to the U.S., investigators said in court documents.

DOJ Announces Denaturalization Complaints Against Somali Diversity Visa Immigrants.  Four individuals who pretended to be a family and arrived in the United States from Somalia through the controversial diversity visa program are now the subject of civil complaints seeking their denaturalization, the Department of Justice announced Monday [11/6/2017].  The complaints were filed by the Department of Justice, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security, challenging Fosia Abdi Adan, Ahmed Mohamed Warsame, Mustaf Abdi Adan, and Faysal Jama Mire.  According to the Justice Department, the four came to the United States claiming to be part of a family, ultimately naturalizing on the basis of this apparently false contention.

Visa Lottery Chain Migration Imported 5 Million Foreigners Since 1994, Says Report.  The visa lottery has triggered a hidden wave of chain migration, and has delivered almost 5 million foreign nationals to the United States since 1994, says a new analysis.  New research by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals the enormous chain-migration impact of the visa lottery program, where 50,000 visas every year are given to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries.  The countries include those with terrorist problems, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.

UK Muslim Website Promoting Polygamy Gets 100,000 Users.  After a decade of liberal immigration policy, Britain is experiencing the real multicultural 'enrichment' first-hand.  A UK matchmaking website that caters to elderly Muslim men seeking multiple wives has gained around 100,000 users in a short period of time, the UK newspaper Daily Mail reported.  Bigamy is a punishable offence under British law and carries a prison sentence of up to seven years.

NY Times:  We Should Give Dreamers And People Illegally Crossing The Border Legal Protections.  It's always something.  Always some sort of sob story.  Always some feelings based excuse for people to break our laws and violate our sovereignty.  We read in the article about the supporters being enraged that Trump would dare try and stop people coming in illegally, because something something.

The Texas chain-migration abortion.  Abortion advocates were dancing with glee when a federal judge ruled that a pregnant teenage illegal immigant in a Texas detention center could go get the abortion she wanted at taxpayer expense.  The federal government had been discouraging the facilitation of the act and the shelter at which she was staying did not want to 'facilitate the killing by so much as driving her to the abortion mill.  She didn't want the anchor baby.  And given her apparent militancy (though, to be fair, we are only hearing from her from the word of the activists), it looks as though she doesn't particularly want to stay here, being willing to throw out that 'advantage.'  More likely, knowing she was pregnant, she seems to have made the decision to come to the U.S. for a free abortion, if for nothing else, the presence of leftwing lawyers who would ensure it would happen.  Abortion is not available, at least legally, in the Central American country of her citizenship.  Now her victory in court for her right to kill her 16-week old unborn baby opens the gate for the U.S. to become a sanctuary state for any illegal who wants a free abortion.  It's appalling.  The anti-abortion forces who fought it said it opens the gate for a constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion for all illegals, at our expense, making the U.S. a magnet for abortions from abroad, no legal entrance required.  Given that babies born on U.S. soil are U.S. citizens, like it or not, it also gives foreigners the right to kill these U.S. citizens on U.S. soil which isn't quite what the founders had in mind.

Five things to know about 'Dreamers'.  New data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services challenges much of the narrative offered by advocates of open borders and immigration.  In the debate over the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there is a particular set of narratives that advocates for the policy have used to advance their agenda.  DACA beneficiaries currently number about 800,000.  At least a quarter of them, 222,000, live in California.  Of the DACA beneficiaries, a.k.a.  Dreamers, about 79 percent came from Mexico, according to figures published in September by the New York Times, citing pro-immigration think-tanks.  A September 15 article that appeared in The New York Times, asserted that the median age for Dreamers' illegal entry into the United States was six years.  The article also asserted that Dreamers also have skills needed in the modern work force.  Data recently released by the federal government appears to differ.

Federal judge rules illegal-immigrant minor has right to abortion.  Illegal-immigrant minors in the U.S. have an unfettered constitutional right to obtain an abortion, a federal judge ruled Wednesday [10/18/2017], ordering both the Trump administration and Texas officials to back off and allow a 17-year-old girl being held in a government-run shelter to be taken to a clinic.  District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who was appointed by President Obama, said during a hearing she was "astounded" that the administration was trying to hinder the girl, identified in court papers only as "J.D."  "Despite the fact that she's in this country illegally, she still has constitutional rights," the judge said.

The Editor says...
Really?  Everybody who steps across the border inherits the protection of the U.S. Constitution?  I don't think so.  Moreover, what part of the Constitution legalizes abortion, makes it a right, and bestows that right on everybody who sneaks across the border?

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two DACA Recipients for Attempting to Smuggle Illegal Aliens.  U.S. Border Patrol agents recently made two separate arrests of juvenile recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for attempting to smuggle illegal aliens across the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, on Thursday published a press release detailing the arrests of two so-called "Dreamers," illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors who receive legal protections under DACA, who are nationals from Guatemala and Mexico.

Two 'Dreamers' caught smuggling illegal immigrants into U.S..  The arrests come at a time when Congress is debating what to do about Dreamers, and the arrests could complicate the picture painted of Dreamers as law-abiding standouts who are victims of circumstance.  Customs and Border Protection said the first smuggling attempt was broken up on Oct. 4, after Border Patrol agents stopped a car at a checkpoint on Interstate 35 and discovered two illegal immigrants from Brazil hiding in the trunk.  The driver of the car was from Guatemala, a juvenile who had been approved by the Obama administration for a DACA permit in 2016.

Illegal Aliens Escalate Amnesty Demands, Claim Racism.  Top Democrats and business allies invited reporters to a Capitol Hill event to watch illegal immigrants demand amnesty and smear Republicans as racist, in Spanish and broken English.  "I'm here representing all the immigrant mothers like myself, will not allow the government to tear down our sons' and daughters' dreams while they try to separate our families," said Lenka Mendoza, an unskilled illegal alien who has been living in the United States for 17 years since the year President George W. Bush was elected.

So it's the White House that's being unreasonable about a DREAMER deal?  [Scroll down]  Bear in mind that if Democrats feel that strongly about chain migration rights, keeping the border unguarded, avoiding E-Verify, and all the other things they say are deal-breakers from the Trump camp's proposed tradeoffs, they are free to keep those things and let the DREAMers get deported to the countries of their foreign citizenship as the six-month window expires.  It's up to them, because a DREAMer deal is hardly something Trump owes them.  Their intransigence suggests they may in fact be weighing whether the DREAMers are worth it.  Because if Democrats really care as much as they say they do about DREAMers, then it should be a no-brainer for them to cut a deal and to give Trump any tradeoff he wants.

Elian Gonzalez Was A Dreamer Too, Liberals.  ICE arrested over 700 illegals in recent operations and reported that they are doing exactly what they did under President Obama.  ICE reports that some 75 percent of these illegals had criminal records.  They should be deported to protect American citizens such as Kate Steinle, murdered in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants for Breaking the Law.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked 'Dreamer' parents for breaking US law and bringing their children into the nation illegally on Wednesday, saying the nation "owes a debt" to the undocumented families.  The California Congresswoman expressed her gratitude during a televised town hall event on CNN, where she was asked whether President Trump or Congress was ready to move ahead on permanent DACA legislation.  "Our Dreamers, they make America dream again.  They're so lovely.  And frankly, we owe a debt to your parents for bringing you here," said Pelosi.  "You're such a brilliant part of our future, a constant reinvigoration of America, that's what newcomers are."  [Video clip]

20 Million Immigrants Admitted Over 35 Years Through Chain Migration.  Twenty million of the total 33 million legal immigrants admitted to the United States between 1981 and 2016 were admitted through the chain migration categories, according to analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies.  According to CIS, a legal immigrant admitted to the United States over the 35 years sponsored an average of 3.45 family members for green cards.  Current immigration law allows for new immigrants with green cards to sponsor their spouses and minor children.  Then, once they become naturalized citizens, they can also sponsor their parents, adult siblings, and unmarried adult children for green cards, which creates endless chains of family-based immigration.  There are no numerical limits to spouses, minor children, and parents that can be sponsored by U.S. citizens, while other categories are capped at approximately 250,000 per year.

Feds: Every legal Mexican immigrant sponsors six more to US.  While President Trump has his eyes on curbing illegal immigration, federal rules are allowing legal immigrants to "sponsor" several more family members from their countries, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

5 Reasons "Dreamers" Shouldn't Be Given Amnesty.  [Reason #2]  Kids get punished for things their parents do all the time.  If mom and dad sneak their kid into a waterpark without paying, they ALL get kicked out at the same time.  Why should it be any different with our country?

Pelosi: Dreamers' parents 'did a great thing' in sneaking them into U.S..  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law "did a great thing," giving the country an infusion of successful young people.  Mrs. Pelosi's comments strike a dissonant note from many analysts, who while saying the Dreamers are sympathetic since they had no say in the decision, say the parents do deserve blame for creating the problem.

Dem Senator Suggests Russia To Blame For DREAMers Protesting Pelosi.  Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen suggested Tuesday morning that Russia is to blame for the illegal immigrant protesters who derailed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's community event on Monday [9/18/2017].  Video from the protest shows the crowd of pro-amnesty activists surrounding Pelosi and shouting her down, while accusing her of being insufficiently pro-immigrant.  When asked why the activists were targeting Pelosi, who has been working with President Trump to try to strike a deal on DACA, Shaheen struggled to give an answer.

'You Don't Have a Right to Demand Anything': Tucker Blasts DACA Activists Shouting Down Pelosi.  Tucker Carlson [on 9/18/2017] blasted DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants who were a part of a group of protesters that disrupted a Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) press conference.  Carlson debated DACA recipient Ivan Ceja, who said illegal immigrants who came as children are often taxpayers who "take great part in their community."  Carlson said DACA protesters showed a "lack of gratitude" for the United States taxpayer, and asked Ceja why he "has a right to demand anything."

Nancy Pelosi gets mau-maued by the DACA DREAMers.  Nancy Pelosi got more than she bargained for when she came out to champion DREAMers and congressional institutionalization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act in San Francisco Monday [9/18/2017].  Instead of the adoring crowds she expected, she got a boiling-with-rage mob of actual illegal aliens who mau-maued her as the bad guy, drowning her out with chanted shouts of "Liar!  Liar!" and accusations of being a deportation machine.

Discreet charm of the Dreamers.  You have probably heard that Nancy Pelosi was confronted yesterday [9/18/2017] by a gaggle of honking DREAMers of the kind she had staged an event to support. [...] The DREAMers did not make the decision to break into the United States.  Here, however, they look like perpetrators.  We are not to hold it against their parents that they brought their ill-mannered progeny with them, or that they failed to teach them manners.  Watching this production, however, I find it unnatural not to resent it.  Democrats want our huge population of illegal aliens to come out of the shadows, where they supposedly reside when they are not drawing on social services.  If only.  Bring back the shadows!  Democrats treat our huge population of illegal aliens as a core constituency.  One would be a fool not to draw the logical inferences from that.

'You're a Liar:' So-Called 'Dreamers' Angrily Shout Down Pelosi Over DACA Negotiations With Trump.  If they want to get deported, keep acting like this:  [Video clip]

Pro-DACA protesters call Pelosi a 'liar'.  Immigrant-rights protesters on Monday [9/18/2017] disrupted a San Francisco news conference at which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had planned to promote the DREAM Act.  Pelosi and fellow Democratic California Reps.  Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman were scheduled to speak about the legislation, which would provide a path to legal status to people approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age.  Instead, dozens of young people took over the event and called Pelosi "a liar" for saying she has fought against deportations.

DACA Recipients Sue Trump Admin to Block Repeal of Program.  DACA protects certain illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors.  Implemented by the Obama administration through executive order, the program declines to prosecute or deport its roughly 800,000 recipients for their violation of federal immigration law, and issues them renewable two-year federal work permits.  Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration would rescind DACA over the next six months, and Trump has since then encouraged Congress to enact the program through legislation.  He has indicated his commitment to making DACA law in meetings with congressional Democrats.  Trump's moves to enshrine DACA in law did not forestall the lawsuit, however.

The Editor says...
Yeah, but you can't demand the repeal of DACA because it's not a program.  It's not a law.  It exists only because of Obama's imperial decree.

The 'Dreamers' Can Stay but Never Vote.  I suggest we keep it simple.  In the case of the "Dreamers" amnesty should allow for just about anything citizenship entails, for them to work and study here as long as they wish, except for that most precious of all things in a democratic republic — the vote.  Under no circumstances can or should someone who has arrived in our country illegally, no matter at what age, be allowed ever to vote in our elections at any level — federal, state or local.

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

The Truth About One-Sided DACA Reporting.  Over at the Washington Post's Wonkblog, reporter Tracy Jan has a piece entitled, "White House claims 'dreamers' take jobs away from blacks and Hispanics.  Here's the truth."  The truth, according to the immigration advocates interviewed for the article, is that DACA has no undesirable effects whatsoever on the U.S. labor market.  Ms. Jan apparently did not reach out to any immigration skeptics for comment.  Had she done so, they would have told her several things.  First, DACA recipients are not a high-skill group.  The 15 percent of DACA recipients over the age of 21 who have a four-year degree is far from the 34 percent among natives in the same age range.  Furthermore, as Alan Tonelson points out, the occupations held by DACA recipients seem to be primarily working-class.  The idea that they are not competing with less-educated natives, as the advocates in the Wonkblog article claim, is unlikely.  Second, although there is certainly not a fixed number of jobs in our economy, immigration can still negatively affect American workers.

Mexico Sends Top Official to California Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation.  Mexico is sending a top cabinet-level diplomat to illegal alien-friendly California to help Mexican citizens living in the U.S. illegally avoid deportation in a post-DACA environment.  President Trump's efforts to enforce immigration law and build a wall along the border have galvanized the Mexican government into action, and according to an Associated Press story, its top priority is to protect Mexican citizens living in the United States.

The Democrats' farfetched, laughable, thoroughly ridiculous and possibly successful DACA lawsuit.  President Trump's decision to rescind DACA was only hours old when the Democratic attorneys general of 15 states filed a lawsuit to stop him. [...] Together, they claim Trump's action is "arbitrary, unconstitutional, and contrary to statute."  There is one glaring, fundamental problem with their argument.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a policy — not law — imposed by former President Barack Obama solely on his executive authority.  At the time it was imposed, in 2012, Obama conceded that a future president could undo it as easily as Obama imposed it.  There were serious questions about whether Obama had the authority to act — many felt the policy was Congress's to make or not make — but there is no question about a later president's authority to do away with it.  Obama's Justice Department took the same position.  In 2014, the Department published a legal analysis of DACA that noted on four separate occasions that "deferred action confers no lawful immigration status, provides no path to lawful permanent residence or citizenship, and is revocable at any time in the [Department of Homeland Security's] discretion."

Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes:  DACA Will Spark GOP 'Civil War' If Republicans Cave.  Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon warned this week that there will be a "civil war" in the Republican Party if GOP lawmakers cave on the repeal of an Obama-era program that gave amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — would be repealed with a six-month window for Congress to act.  The move served to fulfill one of Trump's signature campaign promises, but both Trump and Republican leadership have indicated a desire to "legalize DACA" as part of a broader immigration reform bill.

DACA Fraud Rate at '40 to 50 Percent', Says Former Immigration Official.  Fraud is rampant and "huge" for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges.  Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States.  Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax.

'Dreamer' Kills Woman in Hit-and-Run in California.  Another day, another "contribution" from one of those, victims Dreamers, this time in Modesto in Northern California.  You know, all these "dreamers" are such victims and all.

The Dregs of Higher Education Damage Our Immigration System.  There is no agreed-upon list of institutions that may be preying on the immigration system, just as there is no list of potential Nobel Prize winners or potential bank robbers.  But we can assemble a list of schools that have the characteristics that suggest some of them may engage in immigration abuse.

DACA teen faces deportation because our immigration and marijuana policies are crazy.  Weed is legal in some states and winked at in others.  Yet it's the reason an undocumented Iowa youth is in jail and could be sent to Mexico.

The Editor offers this rebuttal:
Bad things happen to illegal aliens when they make bad choices.  Sob stories in the newspaper don't change the fact that illegal aliens are expected to obey the laws they haven't already broken just by being here.

Democrats' DACA dishonesty.  Fulfilling his role as the titular head of "The Resistance," Barack Obama took to Facebook Tuesday [9/5/2017] to snipe at the Trump administration's announcement that it was rescinding the 44th president's 2012 executive action called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  "We shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own," Obama said.  His post was florid and self-serving.  But five words in his lengthy screed — "through no fault of their own" — are undeniably true.  It's not the fault of the "Dreamers" that their parents brought them here, without papers, as minors.  On that we can agree.  But whose fault is it that they are still in limbo?  For that answer, Obama needn't take to social media.  He can simply look in the mirror.

Dream Act 2017 Is Pretty Generous On Allowing Dreamers To Commit Crimes.  The normal process for applying for citizenship is pretty burdensome, and requires that people have good moral character, ie, do not commit crimes.  Certain crimes will immediately knock a candidate out, no matter how long they've resided in the U.S. Other crimes will most likely knock them out.  What about with the Dream Act?

AGs against DACA.  DACA was unconstitutionally enacted through executive order.  The argument of disparate impact is also nonsense All DREAMers are being treated the same as a class of people (children brought her [sic] by their illegal alien parents) so there can be no discriminatory intent, just as there was none in President Trump's travel ban, which was base on geography and not religion.  It is not President Trump's fault there are not many Scandinavians, for example in either group, or that DREAMers do not mirror America's ethnic and racial breakdown.

What Happened?! — Video Emerges of Hillary Clinton Saying Illegal Immigrant Children Have to Go.  As Hillary Clinton begins a book tour to promote her 2016 campaign autopsy "What Happened," video has begun to swirl online of a 2014 interview between her and CNN's Christiane Amanpour to promote her previous book, "Hard Choices."  During the exchange, Clinton had some tough words for the children of illegal immigrants, including waves of unaccompanied minors coming in 2014 — telling Amanpour that the United States was a nation of laws and that they probably had to go.  "We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn't mean the child gets to stay," said Clinton "So, we don't want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey."  [Video clip]

LA Times Unintentionally Admits That Dreamers Aren't Americans.  [Scroll down]  And Obama manufacturing this perk through an unlawful and un-Constitutional Executive Order was also unlawful.  The Law states that if an illegal alien (that's what they are called within the laws, aliens) leaves the country and then comes back, they are now felons.

Obama's Preening Facebook Post on DACA Sidesteps His Own Culpability.  [Scroll down]  On the matter of "cruelty," tell me:  Was it cruel to ignore the DREAMers in 2009 and 2010?  Were they any less dream-filled or striving at that time?  Was it cruel to implement a legally shoddy, admittedly temporary policy that could be instantly reversed by a subsequent president, thereby injecting chaos and fearful uncertainty back into DREAMers' lives after they'd already identified themselves to the federal government?  Was it cruel to touch off the unaccompanied minor crisis at the southern border, which was heavily attributed to reports of an amnesty for children? [...] Finally, where in the constitution is the president afforded special dispensation to abolish "cruelty" or enforce "basic decency" as he sees fit, regardless of the separation of powers?  Take a moment to consider the right-wing projects that might be accomplished under Obama's subjective, law-ignoring, "that's not who we are" standard.

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

DACA Backlash Shows Democrats Don't Really Think Their Policies Should Be Subject To Elections.  In the first seven months of his presidency, Donald Trump has tried to fulfill his campaign promises to reverse a number of Obama-era policies, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program Obama created by executive order in 2012 for children brought to America illegally.  Arguably, Trump won the White House on such promises, and it stands to reason that he would try to follow through on them now that he's in office.  Shortly after the government shutdown in 2013, then-President Obama said if Republicans didn't like his policies then they should go out there and "win an election," not try to undermine the policies they don't like.  That's exactly what the GOP did, first in 2014 and again in 2016, taking control of both Congress and the White House.  So does Obama stand by what he said?

Trump, GOP should keep DACA but scrap birthright citizenship.  If Trump does turn the matter over to his wobbly Republican colleagues, he must demand they cut a deal: agree to grant the "Dreamers" permanent status in the U.S. in exchange for abolishing birthright citizenship.  That single change could forever reduce the allure of sneaking into the U.S. [...] The parents of those Dreamers risked everything to come to the U.S. for jobs and security, but also knowing that any future children would automatically become American citizens.

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Deserving DREAMer'.  Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama's 800,000 amnestied illegal alien youths:  "They don't deserve to be punished."  "They deserve protection."  "They deserve the American dream."  Deserve, deserve, deserve.  Over and over again, in countless cookie-cutter op-ed pieces published over the past month, so-called DREAMers have vociferously lamented President Donald Trump's push to eventually undo their unconstitutional five-year reprieves from deportation plus coveted work permits.

The canards about DACA.  To hear the media tell it, all 844,931 people within the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are paragons of virtue we Americans should be throwing ourselves at the knees of in gratitude for them coming to stay.  In reality, DACA is a shabby little temporary amnesty program that rewards underachievers and permits quite a few criminals to avail themselves of its benefits.  The Daily Caller reports that 2,139 DACA recipients have lost their status due to criminal activity.  Those are the ones who've been caught.

Punish Americans for Their Heritage, but Reward 'Dreamers': How DACA Outrage Exposes the Left.  By now it is crystal clear:  the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was simply a way for President Obama to force his successor to make an unpopular decision.  For all the pejorative "populist" talk about President Trump, his predecessor could not countenance something he regarded as unpopular, especially to his base, and a potential future base of the Democrat Party.  The Obama doctrine across many aspects of his presidency was simply to kick the can down the road.

Also posted under Traps and stink bombs that Obama left for Trump.

2,139 DACA Recipients Convicted or Accused of Crimes Against Americans.  As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), from which more than 800,000 un-vetted young illegal aliens have been given protected status and work permits, the number of them who are convicted criminals, gang members, or suspects in crimes remains staggering.  Below, Breitbart News has compiled a list of 50 of the 2,139 DACA recipients, deemed "DREAMers" by the open borders lobby, who have had their temporary protected status revoked due to crimes including: [...]

Father Of Murdered Florida Mother Reveals Killer Was DACA Recipient.  A grieving father in Florida has now revealed who murdered his daughter outside of a bar in Naples:  Carlos Rodriguez, a convicted, illegal alien who is under protection by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Also posted under Violent crimes committed by illegal aliens.

Trump DACA order channels 'I am not a king' Obama.  Unlike former President George W. Bush, who had the grace to "stay silent" on his successor's actions, former president Obama just can't help joining the fray as he sees his failed legacy falling apart.  Just as he inserted himself into the Obamacare repeal discussion, Mr. Obama has weighed in on President Trump's decision to rescind the Obama 2012 executive order, creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA.

2,139 DACA "kids" convicted of other crimes.  Barack Obama's unconstitutional "law" that protects people who claim they jumped the border as "children" is actually keeping 800,000 adults here who arrived illegally.  Breitbart reports that 2,139 of these adults protected by Obama committed crimes including murder — and cannot be deported as judges pretend DACA is the law.

Hundreds of students from Denver area schools march out of classes on the first day of school in protest of DACA announcement.  Hundreds of high school students in Denver walked out of classes on Tuesday morning [9/5/2017] to protest against the Trump administration's announcement that it will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The students were from several schools in the area and gathered together at a number of locations to protest against the President Donald Trump ending the program that currently affects 800,000 undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Flashback: Media Aided Obama in DACA Push.  Even before Tuesday's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the liberal media have been alarmist in their attacks on any proposed rollback. [...] When President Obama first announced his decision to lift the possibility of deportation to young people who came to America illegally the June 15, 2012 NBC Nightly News offered a one-sided segment that featured six clips of individuals or groups thrilled by the reaction, only two against and one nuanced response by Mitt Romney.

Remember When DACA Was Temporary?  It's considered a scandal in some quarters that Trump is ending DACA on a delayed, rolling basis to give Congress a chance to legislate on the matter.  But it was originally portrayed by President Obama as a temporary measure ... to give Congress a chance to legislate on the matter.  [Video clip]

Enough with DACA! Where's the sympathy for THESE Americans?  Here is the proper context of the broader immigration issue that will be absent from the media coverage and the political posturing from the derelict politicians — the reality that the swamp political elites refuse to acknowledge.
  •   Illegal aliens account for 13.6 percent of all offenders sentenced for crimes committed in the United States, even though they only represent 3.5 percent of the population.
  •   Illegals account for 12 percent of murder sentences, 20 percent of kidnapping sentences, and 16 percent of drug-trafficking sentences.
  •   There are 2.1 million illegal and legal immigrants convicted of crimes, but 1.2 million criminal aliens remain at large in the United States and have not been deported.  Remember, the prime demographic for violent crime is young males, broadly covered by the "dream" amnesty.

How Obama's DAPA Executive Action Lost in Four Federal Courts.  D.A.P.A or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — was the executive action Obama attempted in November of 2014 which was shut down by Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in February 2015 with the issuance of an emergency injunction.  The DOJ appealed the Hanen injunction, on merit, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and lost.  The DOJ then appealed the Hanen injunction, on standing, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and lost again.

The problem with DACA was President Obama.  President Obama's governing by executive pen was wrong and rather cynical for a couple of reasons.  First, President Obama knew that his "pen" would eventually be broken by a court decision.  Second, President Obama had to know that he'd be leaving a bunch of "DREAMers" stranded whenever his order was reversed.  Obama's DACA was the political equivalent of giving someone a check and knowing that there are no funds in the bank to cover it.  Super-cynical, to say the least.  The executive order was President Obama reacting to the 2014 midterm elections and hoping to energize Hispanics behind a Clinton candidacy.

Trump [is] expected to end DACA, and [he] should.  DACA grants work permits to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children[.]  [President] Trump reportedly will delay terminating the program for six months.  This gives Congress time to pass legislation to replace it, if Congress chooses to do so.  Trump has made the right decision.  As Hans von Spakovsky argues, under our Constitution, Congress has plenary authority over immigration; the president only has authority that has been delegated to him by Congress.  President Obama acted unlawfully when he tried, by the stroke of his pen, to transform the presence of "dreamers" from illegal, as Congress deems it, to legal.  Obama tried to do the same thing for a broader class of illegal immigrants through the DAPA program.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down this illegal amnesty.  The DACA is just as illegal.

Paul Ryan In 2014: Executive Amnesty Is 'Blatantly Unconstitutional'.  House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that he doesn't think President Trump should end DACA, although in 2014 he called it "blatantly unconstitutional."  "I actually don't think he should do that, and I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix," Ryan said of Trump's decision to end the Obama executive order that protects undocumented children.  However, in a 2014 interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Ryan sang a different tune.

45,000 Illegals Using DACA Backdoor to Get Green Cards.  Overall, 60,000 of the 800,000 DACA illegals have been allowed to apply for Green Cards via several legal routes.  That number includes the 45,000 DACA illegals who are using the "advanced parole" backdoor.  So far, 40,000 DACA illegals have been approved to get Green Cards.  Many have received the cards, and 2,181 have subsequently applied for citizenship.  The "advanced parole" backdoor has been used for several years.

Obama's 'pen and phone' have been trumped when it comes to DACA.  Imagine a rogue president, frustrated with Congress for repeatedly failing to pass his administration's wish list on immigration, disregarding the separation of powers and unilaterally implementing his legislative prerogatives by executive fiat.  No, this isn't a constitutional law hypothetical.  This is the story of how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program came into being.  For nearly two decades, Congress has considered varying versions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a legislative amnesty for certain illegal aliens who claimed to have entered the country unlawfully as minors, while meeting other criteria.  Every time the DREAM Act was brought up for a vote, it failed to pass both chambers of Congress to become law.

Illegal Aliens In Utah Are "Unapologetic" And "Here To Stay".  No one is quite sure yet what Trump is going to do with DACA (though some report he will end it), an executive amnesty program instituted without the approval of the duly elected Legislative branch, that has been referred to as unconstitutional and lawless.  Many Republicans have give Trump till September 5th to make a decision, otherwise they're taking it to court.

Trump uncovers evidence of Dreamers loophole hidden by Obama.  Thousands of Dreamers have used a loophole in federal law to get on a full pathway to citizenship, top congressional Republicans revealed Friday [9/1/2017], citing government data withheld by the Obama administration but provided by the Trump administration.  The Dreamers were all part of DACA, the legally questionable amnesty program that's under scrutiny right now as President Trump decides whether to scrap the Obama-era amnesty.  The House and Senate Judiciary Committees revealed that more than 45,000 DACA recipients were approved for "advance parole," which is permission to leave and reenter the U.S. despite not being in permanent legal status here.

Anxiety grips illegal youths, 'headaches, toothaches, ulcers, trouble sleeping'.  As President Trump nears a decision on keeping or killing former President Obama's deportation deferral for some 800,000 illegal "youths," studies are emerging showing that the population is far less educated than the media is reporting and stressed out over their undocumented status.  A leading expert, Harvard University's Roberto G. Gonzales, reveals that once the so-called "dreamers" grow into their 20s, anxiety becomes an issue.  In a report for the American Psychological Association and in a recently released book titled Lives in Limbo, he wrote, "in their 20s, many undocumented young adults began to express physical and emotional manifestations of stress — chronic headaches, toothaches, ulcers, trouble sleeping, eating problems and suicidal ideation."

The Editor says...
Does the idea of voluntarily moving to Mexico (or the country of their citizenship) never enter their minds?  Is there another country where they'd be safer?  Here's a word of advice for illegal aliens:  As long as you stay out of the county jail, you're not likely to be deported.  So don't try to vote, don't drive drunk, don't sell drugs, don't place bets on fighting roosters, don't steal anything, don't make loud noises on New Year's Eve, and you should be okay.

Report: Trump Is Ending DACA Program.  President Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Fox News has learned from a senior White House official.  The initiative, enforced under President Obama, does not provide legal status, but it would allow certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors protection from immediate deportation. [...] The program covers about 800,000 youth who came here illegally.

Zuckerberg Group: 700K American Job Openings If DACA Ends.  A study by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's open borders organization revealed that if an Obama-created amnesty program for young illegal aliens is ended, it would open nearly 700,000 American jobs.  Zuckerberg's FWD.us group — a pro-immigration lobbying group — released the study with the intention to show the hardships of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, where more than 850,000 young illegal aliens have been given temporary amnesty would have on the American economy.

Report: Trump to End Obama-Era DACA Program.  President Donald Trump will end an Obama-created amnesty program that gave more than 850,000 young illegal aliens protected status and work permits to remain in the United States.  According to Fox News reports, the Trump Administration is set to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this week, days before a coalition of state attorneys general said they would sue if the program was not ended by September 5.

Report: Trump Likely to End Obama's DACA Program for Children of Illegal Immigrants.  Barack Obama's controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allowed children who came to the U.S. illegally to stay, but the program might come to an end as soon as the Trump administration considers its choices.  President Donald Trump is likely to end the program or let it expire in over the course of two years, according to government officials who spoke to NBC News.  They said it is unclear which option he will choose but that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long opposed DACA, and Thursday [8/26/2017] he discussed the program with White House officials.  DACA allows those who were brought to the U.S. at the age of 16 or younger by 2007, or overstayed their visas in the same timeframe, to have deferred status to live in the U.S. rather than return to their home country.

Pull the Plug on DACA.  Today is the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Obama's lawless amnesty diktat enabling adult illegal aliens who claim to have come before age 16 to get work permits, Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, EITC eligibility, and more.  Nearly 800,000 people have taken advantage of this two-year renewable amnesty.  The anti-borders folks will be demonstrating in front of the White House at 11:30 this morning to "defend DACA," even though President Trump chose not to end the program on "day one," as he'd pledged.  In fact, not only have renewals continued since January 20, but I estimate that Trump is amnestying 192 additional illegal aliens each day.

Obama eased rules to welcome 1 million illegal youths, status now in doubt.  In its rush to welcome over one million illegal immigrant youths from Latin America, the Obama administration turned a blind eye to criminal acts and eased rules governing legal entry, according to newly uncovered documents.  Emails, budgets and training manuals provided to the Immigration Reform Law Institute show, for example, that the controversial Obama program to defer deportation allowed them to stay if they held several documents, such as Social Security numbers and federal tax return checks, that are illegal for non-citizens to have.

U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members.  U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Or, to put it another way ...
U.S. ICE Officials Focus on Apprehending Obama's Criminal UAC Admissions.  Many people might be familiar with the 2013/2014/2015 "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UAC) crisis which stemmed from a specific President Obama policy/construct to allow a massive influx of South American migrants to enter the U.S.  Despite most media reports to the contrary, a considerable number of those UAC's were teen and young gang members from South America, including MS-13 members.  The aliens were granted entry by the Obama administration, supported by false assertions of refugee status and shipped to various regional locales.

If Trump Jr.  Is Guilty, So Is Every Democrat Who Takes Information From 'Dreamers'.  Let's look at the "logic" employed by many of these lawyers blinded by their hatred of Trump (and they are often non-practicing lawyers with little practical experience in the relevant areas of law, yet held out as "experts" by a media that favors ideology over useful intel).  First, they claim any volunteering of information to a federal campaign by a foreign national is a crime.  Second, they claim merely agreeing to meet with a foreign national promising to volunteer information to a federal campaign is a crime.  Guess who they have just defined?  Pretty much every politically active "dreamer" in the country, and their campaign allies, which is basically almost every Democratic campaign for federal office in 2016.  In other words, these lawyers just made every Democratic member of Congress a criminal.

This is slightly off-topic but not entirely irrelevant:
Hawaii: Rogue judge once again rules for the Imam, attempts to thwart Trump on refugees.  Judge Derrick Watson took advantage of the mess the Supreme Court made in its recent ruling (as Justice Thomas predicted) to once again attempt to stop President Trump from carrying out a simple 120-day moratorium on refugee resettlement in order to analyze the program and determine whether security screening is sufficient.  The Supreme Court literally unconstitutionally legislated when it created a way to go around a Presidentially-determined ceiling as defined by over 3 decades of refugee law and said refugees with a "bona fide relationship" to a family member or to an "entity" could come in over the 50,000 ceiling reached yesterday [7/13/2017].

State Department expands definition of 'close family' to let in grandparents, cousins and in-laws

ICE Director:  There's No Population Of Illegal Aliens Which Is Off The Table.  It really is a simple concept:  anyone who is unlawfully present in the United States can be picked up and subject to deportation orders at any time, regardless of who they are, what their age is, or how they came to the country.  Every illegal has their own sob story, designed to bring out the squishes in defense of allowing the illegal to stay in the country.

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."

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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