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

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.

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DACA may help 'Dreamers,' but illegal immigration hurts US workers, taxpayers, and wages.  Without any constitutional or statutory authority to do so, President Barack Obama in 2012 directed DHS to create the DACA program.  In effect, it granted a two-year amnesty to illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday, had resided continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, and were under the age of 31 as of June 2012.  This administrative amnesty was renewable and included work authorization and advance parole.  Advance parole allows an illegal alien to apply for permission to leave the U.S. and return.  This benefit quickly became a loophole DACA recipients exploited to become lawful permanent residents.  After leaving the country with an advance parole, they would be "admitted" back and could apply for a green card, as DHS overlooked their illegal behavior of sneaking into the country.

Anchor Babies are Giving Democrats Future Electoral Advantages at Middle America's Expense.  It's no secret that America's growing population of American-born children of illegal aliens and non-citizens — better known as anchor babies — is starting to shift political power from middle America to coastal states such as California and New York.  Such policies would allow these Democratic states to hold more congressional seats.  John Binder of Breitbart News reported that America imports about 1.2 million immigrants primarily through family reunification.  On top of that, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, foreign tourists, and a million illegal aliens also enter the country annually.  These observed migrant groups give birth to 400,000 children — who receive birthright citizenship — every year.

President Trump and the Question of Anchor Babies.  What all the hoopla is about is the simple wording that constitutes Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause One of the Constitution:  "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."  This modest statement makes it plain that persons born in the United States, who are subject to the jurisdiction of another country, are not American citizens.  So babies born to foreign nationals who are subject to the jurisdiction of China, for example, are Chinese citizens, because they — like their parents — are subject to the jurisdiction of China. [...] The authors of the amendment never intended to reward childbearing lawbreakers who entered the country illegally by making their offspring citizens of the United States.

8 Times Barack Obama Abused His Power To Appease His Base.  [#2] DREAM Act via executive order:  When the DREAM Act was unable to get through Congress, Barack Obama issued an executive order creating DACA, an executive branch version of the DREAM Act.  Obama had changed U.S. immigration law via executive pen to appease his pro-open borders base.  Obama had previously acknowledged that he didn't have the power to unilaterally create immigration law, but he did anyway, knowing very well it was unconstitutional.

The Ultimate Betrayal — The Truth About The Invasion of America.  Congress, Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats, Mitch McConnell, and the RINOs passed a bill that completely sold out American citizens and hard-working taxpayers — all middle and lower-income America — and crammed it down the President's throat.  An inner circle of people in the White House do not share the MAGA agenda and either mislead the President or flat-out lied to him about it all.  And, the National Emergency Declaration won't fix it.  The bill they crammed through aids and abets the Mexican criminal cartels, boosting their billion-dollar-business by multi-millions of dollars a month.  It's a neon sign inviting human-traffickers and other criminals to grab children and pour into the United States.  It is worse than amnesty.  That is why tens of thousands more people with children are pouring into this country every day — and being released immediately.  Not only did the bill cut the number of beds for detention, it provides — unbelievably — that if the invaders qualify in the broad language below — and tens of thousands do, they can not be detained or deported.

Birthright Citizenship is the Biggest Cost of Illegal Immigration.  The great libertarian economist Milton Friedman famously argued decades ago that illegal immigration was preferable to low-skilled legal immigration because illegals at least can't apply for welfare benefits.  It's basically true in that illegals cannot apply for federal assistance (though Friedman overlooked the existence of welfare fraud), but the real major cost of illegal immigration is indirect; through their American-born, and thus legal-citizen children.  Education is the biggest cost.  According to the Pew Research Center, from 1995 to 2012, the percentage of K-12 students with at least one undocumented immigrant parent rose from 3.2 to 6.9%.  And according to a handful of studies, the cost to taxpayers to educate the children of illegals comes out to: $44.5 billion annually [according to] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reported in 2010.  [Or] $59 billion annually [according to the Federation] for American Immigration Reform, reported in 2016.  Both estimates were calculated by simply multiplying the number of students with illegal immigrant parents by the average cost of educating a child K-12.

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:

85,000 'Lost' Unaccompanied Migrant Children.  Biden's open border has allowed 345,000+ unaccompanied minors to cross into the United States.  [Tweet with video clip]  [Advertisement]  And by "unaccompanied," they really mean, "NO ONE is with these kids."  They make it by the grace of God, the kindness of strangers...  [Tweet with video clip] ...and through the evil intentions of child traffickers.  To their eternal shame, Joe Biden and his vile minion Mayorkas have exempted these poor kids from the faux border EO recently released.  [Tweet with video clip] [...] So far, it's costing over $5 [billion] a year just to take care of the kids coming across the border alone and I would think taking care of children would be a priority for an administration and a party that demonized the Trump administration for "CHILDREN IN CAGES."  Wouldn't you?

Where Are Unaccompanied Alien Children Going After Crossing [the] Border?  The New York Times has released a trove of raw government data on the unaccompanied alien children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years.  Among over 10,000 pages of information is data on the number of children who crossed the border into America without an adult and then were handed over to someone other than a family member.  From January 2015 through May 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released tens of thousands of minors who crossed the border illegally to sponsors who weren't an immediate or distant relative, raising concerns about human trafficking and forced labor.  "More children are crossing the border on their own than ever before, and thousands are ending up doing dangerous, illegal jobs," New York Times reporter Hannah Dreier wrote on X in a thread sharing the numbers with the public.

Republicans Rip Biden Admin For Providing Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare To Illegal Immigrants.  Republicans in Congress are slamming the Biden Administration after news broke Friday that they will provide taxpayer-funded healthcare through Obamacare exchanges to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  In exclusive comments to the Daily Caller, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Oklahoma Rep. Josh Brecheen criticized the decision, saying it is unfair to U.S. citizens.  "There's an unprecedented crisis at our southern border, we've got major conflicts around the world, and families all across Ohio are getting crushed by inflation.  Joe Biden's response to all this is to give your hard-earned money away to illegal immigrants in the form of taxpayer-funded healthcare.  This is a slap in the face to every hardworking American who plays by the rules, and it would never happen if Donald Trump were president," Vance told the Caller.

Biden Administration Makes Rule Change to Give Taxpayer-Funded Health Insurance to 100,000 Illegal Immigrants.  As many as 100,000 illegal immigrants will now be eligible for health care subsidized by federal tax dollars, the White House announced Friday.  A new "final rule" issued by the Biden administration expands Affordable Care Act coverage to many of those who have been allowed to remain in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program first put in place by the Obama adminstration in 2012, while Joe Biden was vice president.  According to The New York Times, the DACA program, which also provides work permits to illegal aliens who entered the U.S. illegals while still minors, protects roughly 500,000 people from deportation, but has not provided them with health care coverage.

The Biden Administration's Hispanic Chain Gang.  In the shadows of our nation, a grim reality persists.  Tens of thousands of Hispanic migrant children in the United States have fallen prey to the depraved clutches of human traffickers, their futures sold for profit and power in a $150 billion-a-year industry, with an administration complicit in putting them in what amounts to the chains of modern-day slavery.  From the darkest corners of the internet and social media to the seedy underbelly of our streets, these innocent souls are subjected to unspeakable horrors — sexual exploitation, forced labor, and organ trafficking.  The U.S. is the top destination for child trafficking.  The Hispanic community, sadly, bears the brunt of targeting and exploitation, serving as unwitting pawns in the hands of the morally bankrupt — akin to sheep led to slaughter.  This insidious trade thrives under the neglectful gaze of the Biden administration.

Biden's open border policy is compromising our national security.  As more Mexicans have opted to stay home, children from Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras have quickly filled the vacuum.  Numerous sources indicate that President Obama's and President Biden's executive actions have helped spur these children to make the dangerous journey through Mexico and ultimately up to our border.  The question should be asked is if their parents are poor, how can they come up with as much as $10,000 to have coyotes (people paid by cartels to smuggle drugs and humans across borders) or others bring their child up to the Rio Grande, the natural boundary flowing between Mexico from the U.S.  No sources could be found to suggest that terror groups are funding the trips, but one must wonder who is.  That would be understandable if they were arriving in a group of five.  But they are coming in droves and in the same timeframe.

The 12-Month, $404 Million Contract to Transport Migrant Kids — that You're Paying For.  As part of the Center's efforts to bring transparency to the U.S. immigration system using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Colin Farnsworth — our chief FOIA counsel — requested a contract between the U.S. government and a private entity to transport unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from shelters run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services to their sponsors in the United States.  We received all 119 pages of it, and the bottom line is that taxpayers forked out $404 million over a 12-month period, in part to complete a criminal conspiracy, under a contract that failed to detail how "care provider escorts" would identify the "sponsors" they were giving the kids to or how they would assess whether those kids would be safe.  That's a big deal, given the likelihood that this was the last contact many of those children would have with the U.S. government.

State Attorneys General Say More than 85,000 Children [have been] Lost at the Border.  Twenty-two state attorneys general said Monday more than 85,000 migrant children could be lost based on a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.  The report issued this month shows many of the children could be in the labor market or sex trafficked, they said in a letter.  "By law, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for keeping these children safe when they arrive," the attorneys general said in their letter.  "That responsibility includes reuniting children with family or placing them with a sponsor who will protect them from trafficking and exploitation.  But that Department is not living up to its responsibilities, and the cost of that failure is tens of thousands of missing children."

Awwww.  It's for the children!
Virginia Senate approves bill granting undocumented children health care.  A bill that would create a pathway for undocumented children to access state-funded health insurance was approved by the Virginia Senate along partisan lines Tuesday.  The bill, if approved by the Democratic-controlled House of Delegates and signed off on by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, would provide health care coverage for Virginia residents under age 19 who are not covered under a group health plan or health insurance coverage, and would, if not for their immigration status, be eligible for medical assistance services through the commonwealth's program of medical assistance services.  The Virginia chapter of CASA, a national immigrant advocacy group, championed the bill.

Under the Senate's Atrocious Border Bill, Everybody Gets Asylum.  The Senate's emergency appropriations bill released on Sunday [2/4/2024] won't address the border crisis, and contrary to the accomplice media's spin, the spending bill won't "severely curtail asylum at the US southern border." [...] The backers of the Senate bill seek to portray its provisions as, in the words of Joe Biden, the "toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades."  There is little that is "tough" in the bill, however, and what is can easily be sidestepped — either by the Biden administration or the throngs of illegal aliens invading from the south. [...] Beyond the flood of aliens allowed to enter the United States without triggering the emergency authority, the statutory exemptions gut the secretary's authority.  Specifically, the bill provides that the border emergency authority cannot be used against "an unaccompanied alien child," so every illegal alien who is under 18 — or can pass as someone who is under 18 — will be allowed in.

300,000 Illegal Border Crossings In December.  Tens of thousands of migrant children who have come to the U.S. are being exploited and forced into de facto "indentured servitude."  Biden's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lost track of 85,000 children after responding to Biden's demands to "move the children quickly out of shelters" by rolling back important vetting and safeguard procedures.  Criminals are flooding across the border, with Border Patrol arresting illegal immigrants accused of homicide, aggravated extortion, weapon trafficking, and aggravated sexual assault all within the past two months.  Meanwhile, Border Patrol agents have been left demoralized and "overwhelmed" by the Biden administration's handling of the crisis.

'Their' Democracy:  Tyranny Comes to the US.  [Scroll down]  Furthermore, in violation of the 13th Amendment, the Biden administration's open border policies have facilitated modern-day slavery, where approximately 60% of unaccompanied children crossing our border are exploited by cartels and used in child pornography, drug-trafficking, and worse.  Moreover, complex international syndicates use these children to get single adult males through Border Patrol thanks to a Biden policy that puts pressure on border agents to release, within 72 hours of apprehension, "families," including adult males with young children.  Once released into the U.S., these children are smuggled back across the border to be repurposed for further trafficking.  Despite these known problems, the Biden administration ended a Trump-era pilot program that did DNA testing of children with adults crossing the border illegally.  It was reported that approximately 30 percent of these children were not related to the adults accompanying them.

Illegal Aliens Who Have "Anchor Babies" Use More Welfare Than United States Citizens.  Households that are led by Illegal aliens and have children born in the United States are more likely to be on welfare services than are households headed by US-born individuals, per a recent report published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  59.4% of illegal alien-headed households use one or multiple welfare programs, compared with 39% of households led by individuals born in the United States, the December 19, 2023 report.  High rates of welfare usage among illegal aliens "primarily reflect their generally lower education levels and their resulting low-incomes, coupled with the large share who have U.S.-born children who are eligible for all welfare programs from birth," the report highlighted. "More than half of all illegal immigrant households have one or more U.S.-born children."

Biden's DOJ instructs immigration judges to loosen restrictions on child migrants.  The Biden administration is instructing immigration judges to loosen restrictions on migrants under the age of 21 for not appearing in court, according to a recent federal memo.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) memo directs judges to handle cases involving migrants below the age of 21 with less scrutiny and give them second chances if they fail to show up to their court appearances as part of a new "juvenile docket" for such cases, according to the memo, which was issued Dec. 21.  The number of unaccompanied migrants crossing the southern border continues at record highs in recent years, according to the Congressional Research Service.  "This [Executive Office of Immigration Review] memo is just another way for the Biden administration to further their agenda of dismissing cases and avoiding removals for illegal aliens, instructing immigration judges to be more like counselors than an enforcer of the laws that Congress wrote," Ira Mehlman, who works for Federation for American Immigration Reform in America (FAIR), told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Dem Rep. Moulton:  We Need Citizenship for DACA Kids.  On Friday's broadcast of CNN International's "State of the Race," Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) stated that Israel and Ukraine funding are important and border security needs to be tightened, but House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) is "catering to the extremists" by putting them together because it doesn't include "a pathway to citizenship for kids like DACA kids, who came here with their parents through no fault of their own, and are essentially living as aliens in their own country."

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No, they are living as aliens in someone else's country, because they are aliens!  If you don't like living as an alien, go back to your home country.

Whose National Security?  As Ben Bergquam has often pointed out on Real America's Voice (RAV) that the Department of Homeland Security along with several charitable NGOs like Catholic Charities and Red Cross are engaged in human trafficking on the border.  Children who were brought over under Trump had to undergo a DNA test to ensure that those bringing them over were their biological relatives, but Biden stopped that practice.  Why?  It takes only a minute to do these tests.  Even if saving time were the purpose, why do we need to save time unless it's to process more?  We don't need to process more, we need to be meticulous in examining those who wish to enter, processing less and therefore there is no reason, except to make child trafficking that much easier to accomplish.

How Many Times Does a Court Have to Rule Against Illegal DACA Program Before It's Terminated?  Once again, a federal district court has ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals administrative amnesty program — originally implemented by President Barack Obama, terminated by President Donald Trump, and reinstated by President Joe Biden — is illegal.  So, how many times do the courts have to strike DACA down before the executive branch finally terminates a program it never had the authority to grant in the first place?  No one knows.  And will the Biden administration actually abide by this most recent court order?  No way.

Judge Rules DACA Is Illegal, Says Biden Admin Cannot 'Usurp' Congressional Power.  A federal judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Wednesday, saying that the policy, which prevents people who were brought illegally into the U.S. as children from being deported, was unconstitutional.  In his 40-page opinion for the Southern District of Texas, federal Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the executive branch cannot "usurp" congressional authority.  More than half a million illegal immigrants have been shielded from deportation because of the Obama-era rule, which was later adopted and amended by the Biden administration.

Federal judge rules against Obama DACA amnesty, will likely be decided by Supreme Court.  Former President Barack Obama's controversial DACA migrant policy has been struck down in court by a federal judge, but it will likely be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has previously ruled against the program, but a technicality meant that he had to consider the order again.  "While sympathetic to the predicament of DACA recipients and their families, this Court has expressed its concerns about the legality of the program for some time," wrote Hanen.

Judge declares Biden version of DACA illegal.  A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday again ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is illegal, but kept it intact for now for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.  After the Biden administration moved last year to finalize a rule to codify the Obama-era DACA policy into a federal regulation, a group of Republican-led states challenged the effort and asked Texas-based U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to shut down the program in its entirety over two years.  As expected, Hanen on Wednesday ruled the Biden administration's effort unlawful, but refrained from terminating the program and maintained the status quo for current DACA recipients.

Pickpockets from Central [and] South America [are] using kids to target unsuspecting tourists in Times Square.  Crews of migrants have been using children as decoys to pickpocket unsuspecting tourists in Times Square, The [New York] Post has learned.  The area — from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between West 42nd and West 49th Streets — has seen the number of pickpocket complaints skyrocket 222% — to 187 so far this year from 58 in the same span in 2022, NYPD data show.  "You can't have this," NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said.  "People are going to go back to wherever they came from and say, 'I spent half my trip canceling my credit cards.'"  When they are arrested, the pickpockets tell cops they are from Central and South America, police said.

Violent Criminals Continue to Pose as Migrant Children to Enter US.  Despite all the "victory laps" Biden administration officials have taken as they brag that their unlawful policies and processing programs have reduced illegal immigration, recent border data shows the opposite.  On top of that, there is an undeniable link between the increase in illegal entrants being welcomed into the country and an increase in violent crime, which is posing a significant threat to public safety.  This is a matter that must be addressed when Congress returns in September, and its resolution is so critical that Congress must tie it to the negotiations for funding the federal government for the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.  In July, as temperatures soared into the triple digits, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 132,652 illegal aliens between the ports at the southwest border — a 33% increase over June, when 99,539 illegal aliens were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico line.

America's Red Guards. Aimless, directionless children can be easily exploited by political elites to advance their agenda.  Goals that cannot be accomplished at the ballot box may be advanced through the moral outrage activism of children.  Politically, it is genius.  A coalition of kindergarteners or an attaché of adolescents can escape accountability behind their left-wing guardians while simultaneously breaking rules for which adults would face communal, professional, and legal reprimands.

Almost 100 Arrested in Global Pedophile and Child Sex Trafficking Ring.  According to most western media, to say there is a vast global network of pedophiles and perverts who traffic children is akin to believing in some Q-minded conspiracy.  Apparently, with headlines that appeared on AOL News today, the conspiracy is not a theory.

Gaetz Seeks to End Unqualified Birthright Citizenship.  U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced the "End Birthright Citizenship Fraud Act of 2023" on Tuesday, in an effort to end what he termed "unqualified birthright citizenship."  The legislation seeks to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reflect the 14th Amendment's "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause, which Gaetz contended in his statement is widely misinterpreted today.  "Birthright citizenship has been grossly and blatantly misapplied for decades," Gaetz said, "recently becoming a loophole for illegal aliens to fraudulently abuse our immigration system.  My legislation recognizes that American citizenship is a privilege — not an automatic right to be co-opted by illegal aliens."  He added, "This is an important step in preserving the sanctity of American citizenship and ensures that citizenship is not treated as a loophole to be exploited but rather a privilege to be earned when legally migrating to our country."

Tim Ballard:  Thousands of Unaccompanied Children 'Disappearing' into U.S. Interior.  Establishment media outlets and other players do not want to have a conversation about what is happening to children, as thousands of unaccompanied children are disappearing into the U.S. interior, Tim Ballard, the individual at the center of the box office surprise Sound of Freedom, told Breitbart News during an exclusive interview at the Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Ballard noted that establishment media outlets — Rolling Stone, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, and more — posted "glowing" stories about the operation that occurred on October 11, 2014.

Democrats Go All in Defending Obamacare for DACA Illegal Aliens: 'They're American!'  Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Democrats are going all in to defend forcing American taxpayers to subsidize health insurance benefits for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  In April, President Joe Biden announced plans to open Obamacare and Medicaid rolls, both subsidized by American taxpayers, to nearly 600,000 DACA illegal aliens.  Former President Barack Obama first created the DACA program via executive order, shielding more than a million illegal aliens from deportation through the years.

Sanctuary State Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Considers Allowing DACA Illegal Aliens to Police Americans as Cops.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) is considering signing legislation into law that would allow illegal aliens, enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to become police officers in the sanctuary state.  Democrat legislators, with a supermajority in the Illinois House and Senate, passed legislation late last month that would allow thousands of DACA illegal aliens living in the state to become police officers or deputy sheriffs.

'America's Darkest Secret': Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse and the Biden Administration.  The criminal practice of trafficking and abusing hundreds of thousands of migrant children who cross the southern border is now, thanks to the open-border policy of the Biden Administration, apparently "normal" inside the US: [...] Currently, at least 85,000 children are believed to be missing.  According to Customs and Border Protection statistics,  "[T]he number of UACs [Unaccompanied Alien Children] who arrive at the border has swelled from 33,239 in fiscal year 2020 to more than 146,000 in fiscal year 2021 and 152,000 in fiscal year 2022.  So far in fiscal year 2023, there have been more than 70,000 encounters of unaccompanied children."  Many of those children are raped, used for forced labor, and forced to undertake brutal jobs ostensibly to "work off" their debt by the criminal cartels who reportedly now control the Mexican side of the border and brought the children in.

RFK Jr: Border Hospitals Packed with Pregnant Migrants, Forcing American Women to Delay Deliveries.  Hospitals along the United States-Mexico border are so packed with pregnant migrant women that American women are being forced to delay their scheduled deliveries, Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says.  As Breitbart News reported on Tuesday, Kennedy visited the southern border to bring awareness to the issue of illegal immigration, which has skyrocketed under President Joe Biden.  Kennedy said the illegal immigration problem under Biden is so straining for American border towns and beyond, pregnant American women are having to delay their scheduled deliveries so that pregnant migrant women can be readily cared for at their local hospitals.

Bidenites quietly drop DNA requirement for illegal border crossers claiming to be 'families'.  If the recent scandal of migrant child labor in the U.S. ever bothered the Bidenites, you wouldn't know it from their latest idiocy on admission of illegal border crossers into the U.S. [...] In other words, the cartels are running a rent-a-kid operation in order to get illegal border crossers into the interior of the country as a "family unit" which the Biden administration is still allowing, despite its claims about running a tougher border operation after the end of Title 42.  The kids are used as fodder to get an illegal migrant into the U.S., and then recycled back to Mexico to "serve" as another phony parent's kid, and abused horribly in the process.  For some, when they get too recognizable to Border Patrol agents, they are eventually shipped into the states as "unaccompanied children."  If they enter alone, they're handed over to slavers claiming to be their parents or other relatives in order to work at egg farms, construction sites, industrial cleanup operations, and other horrors of child labor documented in a two-part report in the New York Times by Hannah Dreier, all so they can pay their "debts" for their entry into the U.S.

Republicans demand answers after Biden administration loses track of 85,000 migrant children.  A first-term House Republican is leading 75 other lawmakers in demanding transparency from the Biden administration following a report that the federal government was unable to track 85,000 migrant children whom it released into the United States since 2021, the Washington Examiner has learned.  In a letter sent Wednesday [5/3/2023], southeastern Arizona Rep. Juan Ciscomani accused Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of knowingly and recklessly discharging unaccompanied children to adults across the country and doing nothing to find the tens of thousands they had lost touch with.

Biden Is Guilty Of Child Abuse On A Massive Scale, And Nobody Cares.  That was a Washington Post headline from May 2018, one of many such pronouncements in nearly every mainstream news outlet — all decrying these missing children as evidence of the "cruelty" and "inhumanity" of President Donald Trump's border security policies.  "It's just wrong.  It's wrong," Joe Biden said at one point.  "Cruelty is the point.  It's their only point."  But under President Biden's allegedly more humane border security policies, the federal government has lost track of 85,000 children who crossed the border unaccompanied by their parents.  Worse, many of them ended up in the hands of traffickers, not family or friends.

'Modern-Day Slave Traders': Hawley Demands Probe Into 85,000 'Lost' Migrant Children.  Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is demanding that the FBI investigate the exploitation of thousands of unaccompanied alien children (IUAC) who may have been brought into the United States via child smuggling operations.  According to data from US Customs and Border Protection, approximately 345,000 minors have crossed into the United States unaccompanied since President Joe Biden took office, while a report from the NY Times suggests that the Department of Health and Human Services has lost contact with 85,000 of these minors.

Josh Hawley Calls on FBI to Launch 'Full-Scale' Probe into 85K Migrant Children Missing on Joe Biden's Watch.  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to launch a "full-scale" investigation into the whereabouts of 85,000 migrant children who have been released into the United States under President Joe Biden but whom the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has lost all contact with.  Since Biden took office, HHS officials have lost contact with some 85,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) released to adult sponsors after arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.  At the same time, Biden officials have reportedly ignored warnings that many UACs are ending up in a widespread labor trafficking pipeline as well as sex trafficking.

Congress Hears Testimony of 85,000 Missing Illegal Alien Children and U.S. Govt Sponsored Sex Trafficking Operations.  It is challenging for most of us who have done deep research in the business of human trafficking and smuggling, a process supported by both Democrats and Republicans in DC, to hear them claim they were not aware of the issue until recently.  According to testimony as delivered today, 85,000 illegal alien children, who were trafficked across the southern U.S. border and sold into slavery and the sex trade, are missing.  The number is considerably higher than that, but the congressional record will exist with that number today.

Whistleblower to tell House that US govt is 'middleman' in multibillion dollar migrant child trafficking op.  A House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Wednesday will feature the testimony from a whistleblower who will warn lawmakers that the U.S. has become the "middleman" in a multibillion dollar migrant child trafficking operation at the border.  The hearing, "The Biden Border Crisis: Exploitation of Unaccompanied Alien Children," will be held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement and will examine the surge in unaccompanied children (UACs) at the southern border.  According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics, the number of UACs who arrive at the border has swelled from 33,239 in fiscal year 2020 to more than 146,000 in fiscal year 2021 and 152,000 in fiscal year 2022.  So far in fiscal year 2023, there have been more than 70,000 encounters of unaccompanied children.

Biden Plan for Health Care for 'Dreamers' Called 'Back-Door Way to Give Taxpayer Subsidies to Illegal Aliens'.  President Joe Biden is proposing a plan for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive subsidized health care through Obamacare and Medicaid.  If the plan is finalized, illegal aliens who were brought to America as children will be eligible for the health care programs.  "[M]y administration is announcing our plan to expand health coverage for DACA recipients by allowing them to enroll in a plan through the Affordable Care Act or through Medicaid.  Health care should be a right, not a privilege," the president said Thursday in a brief video shared on Twitter.  [Video clip]

Biden emerges as the 'Fagin' for exploited migrant children.  Not too long ago, Joe Biden held President Trump up to scorn for his immigration policies, calling them 'inhumane,' 'criminal,' and a 'stain.'  Biden denounced Trump's separation of families policies intended to disincentivize family migration rackets, given that the law required detention for adults caught crossing the U.S. border illegally, but not children.  The policy had been started under President Obama, so it was hardly his idea.  Biden made such an issue of it he even sought out separated families and tried to make them millionaires through torts payouts, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer, based on all the supposed 'harm' of the separation following their thousand mile journeys to el norte in the tender hands of the cartels.  Biden insisted on never sending back unaccompanied minors, pleasing the open borders lobby mightily.  Now the results of his own supposedly "humane" immigration policies are in, and they are even more inhumane than anything he ever accused Trump of doing.

Biden Administration Official Unable to Give Clear Answer on Whereabouts of 85,000 Migrant Children.  "Please do better," Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., told a Biden administration official responsible for caring for children who cross unaccompanied and unlawfully into the United States.  "I have always promised to hold the powerful to account, regardless of political party," Porter said during a Tuesday hearing, speaking to Robin Dunn Marcos, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the Department of Health and Human Services.  The hearing by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee's subcommittee on national security, the border, and foreign affairs focused on reports of high number of illegal immigrants who are abandoned, unaccompanied children.

China's Stateside 'Rent-A-Womb' Industry Poses Yet Another National Security Nightmare.  American policymakers need to get serious about countering the threat from communist China.  While the House China Select Committee has announced it will be investigating Chinese investment in U.S. research and academia, farmland, entertainment, social media, and defense contracts, it should also examine the Chinese "rent-a-womb" industry in America.  Increasingly, Chinese nationals are using American surrogates to bear their children.  Thanks to in vitro fertilization, they don't even need to leave China.  The practice arises from differences in Chinese and American laws and may be driven by both the desire to become parents and the desire for U.S. citizenship.  But there is a national security risk involved too.  Washington has no idea who these children or their parents are.

NY Times: U.S. Imports Poverty as Young Migrants Make Up 44% of Poor Children.  The United States, through mass illegal and legal immigration, is importing generations of poverty as the children of immigrants now account for 4-in-9 of all poor children living in the nation, the New York Times reveals.  In a report detailing vast poverty rates among the children of illegal and legal immigrants, the Times notes that "more than 40 percent of the country's poor children are children of immigrants."  Roughly 50 percent of those impoverished migrant youth are "anchor babies," the term given to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens as they are awarded birthright American citizenship despite their parents residing illegally in the nation.

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How is this surprising enough to be "news?"  By and large, the people sneaking across the Mexican border are coming to the U.S. because they have nothing, and would be better off living on welfare in the U.S.

Florida grand jury accuses Biden administration of abetting 'forced migration, sale' of foreign kids.  A Florida grand jury's five-month probe into the government's processing of unaccompanied migrant children is poking a major hole into President Joe Biden's border narrative, concluding his administration has been "facilitating the forced migration, sale, and abuse of foreign children."  In an interim report released by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, the grand jury raised deep concerns about the Homeland Security Department and Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) implementation of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) program, saying the government's rhetoric does not match its performance.  "Like many of our fellow Floridians, we had no pre-existing knowledge about how UAC are processed, how their sponsors are selected, how they arrive in Florida, and how they are cared for upon arrival," the jurors wrote in a report released last week.  "The public is led to believe that the process described by our federal government in documents and popular media accounts at least resembled the truth.

The Biden Admin Lost 20,000 Migrant Children, and That's Not the Worst Part.  The Biden administration admitted in a letter to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) that it has lost track of nearly 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children since January 2021.  "Of the 108,981 Safety and Well-Being Calls conducted since January 2021 for children discharged from ORR care, there are 19,726 sponsors who could not be reached," reads the letter from Acting Assistant Secretary Jennifer Cannistra of Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  And they have no plans to look for them.  "While ORR's custodial responsibilities end when a child is released from ORR care, ORR provides post-release services for children and sponsors who would benefit from ongoing connections to community services," the letter sent to Biggs on February 24 reads.  "Although ORR has no legal custody after a child is discharged, ORR does follow-up by phone."

Migrant posing as minor who killed father of four that took him in gets 60 years in prison.  A 25-year-old migrant who posed as a minor to illegally cross the border was sentenced to 60 years for killing the father of four who took him in.  Yery Noel Medina Ulloa of Honduras pleaded guilty Friday in Florida to stabbing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, to death in 2021 — days after the Florida man took the illegal migrant into his care.  "As we have seen time and time again, the federal government's failure to secure our nation's border has led to a travesty in a local community," State Attorney Melissa Nelson said in a statement.

Fake Families.  Policies that created special rights for people who cross the border with children naturally elevated the value of children among those without special rights.  In that environment, children became a rare-earth commodity for barter, sale, rent, or trade.  They were visas, permission slips, crossing passes.  Any parent with more than one found that they could defray thousands of dollars in smuggling costs to get the whole family in.  We first saw the advent of "fake families" during the 2018-2019 Trump-era crisis when nearly a million family group members rushed in to exploit the recently discovered Flores loophole's twenty-one-day detention-and-release provision.  Among them were adults bringing in children who were not theirs.  Quite a few iterations of "kinship fraud," as the government calls it, arose in the new black market for kids-as-visas.

Joe Biden's child labor scandal.  Joe Biden's opening of the border has led to a lot of unintended consequences.  Who, for example, would have guessed that 19th-century-style or fourth-world child labor would be making a comeback in the States?[...] The unaccompanied children have been "processed" by the Border Patrol in the border surge, some 150,000 of them this year, handed off to adults who are supposedly "guardians" but who in all likelihood are human-traffickers.  Based on the figures given, it's about 85,000 children now working in sweatshop conditions, probably more, assuming that these children are the ones the Department of Health and Human Services claims it has been unable to contact to check on their welfare.

"Unaccompanied Child" Allowed in by Biden Strangled American Girl.  This is just one of the many horrifying consequences of Biden's open borders policy.  ["]Police in Maryland said they've arrested a 17-year-old "undocumented non-citizen", and suspected MS-13 gang member, for the murder of an autistic 20-year-old woman.  According to Aberdeen police, the boy was arrested for allegedly strangling Kayla Hamilton to death back on July 27, 2022.["]

MS-13 Murder Suspect Was Allowed Into the US Because of the Border Crisis.  A murder suspect in Maryland accused of killing a 20-year-old with autism in July of 2022 was allowed into the U.S. as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) since those who are under 18-years-old and show up to the southern border by themselves are not turned away.  The change in policy of allowing UAC's into the U.S. was one of the first changes made by the Biden administration, quickly resulting in thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border.  The historic number of children coming to the U.S. contributed the border crisis since the number of family units also illegally crossing and turning themsleves in to law enforcement also dramatically rose after Joe Biden became president.  Fox News reported the suspect was arrested by police in Aberdeen, located in northeastern Maryland about 30 miles from Baltimore.  The 17-year-old was linked to the crime scene through DNA evidence.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to police the suspect is a member of MS-13.

Biden-trafficked Minors Provide Child Labor to U.S. Factories.  This isn't the first time PJ Media has reported on the sad fates of the human beings trafficked into our country by cynical globalist-socialists, and it won't be the last.  Still, it's particularly disheartening when minor children, placed in peril by the Biden administration's extralegal immigration and national transformation machine, are taken advantage of.

Amnesty for DACA Flunks Border Security Test.  The U.S.'s nearly two-year-old border crisis continues unabated, yet Senate Democrats and some Republicans are foolishly resuming a push to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands — and perhaps millions — of people living in this country illegally.  There is a simple test to determine if a given policy will reduce illegal immigration, and amnesty — whether for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients or any other group — clearly fails the test.  Illegal aliens coming to the U.S. generally want five things.  They want to enter the country, stay here, work here, send money home, and bring family here.  Policies that allow or facilitate any of those five elements encourage more illegal immigration.  Policies that prevent those goals decrease illegal immigration.

Project Veritas Exposes HHS Involvement in Human Trafficking of Immigrant Minors.  Project Veritas has released a very disturbing undercover investigation outlining how the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) has facilitated the human trafficking of mostly Central American minors on behalf of elicit cartels. [...] CTH has documented the "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UAC) program and the trafficking for years.  Despite most media reports to the contrary, a considerable number of those UAC's were teen victims and young gang members from Central America, including MS-13 members.  The aliens were originally granted entry by the Obama administration, supported by false assertions of refugee status and shipped to various regional locales.

Biden Admin Housed Record Number Of Unaccompanied Illegal Migrant Children.  U.S. shelters housed a record number of unaccompanied illegal migrant children under the Biden administration in 2022, according to CBS News.  Federal shelters housed nearly 130,000 unaccompanied illegal migrant children as border authorities saw record numbers of these migrants crossing into the U.S. illegally, CBS News reported, citing internal federal data.  In fiscal year 2021, there were 122,000 unaccompanied minors in federal shelters, leading to overcrowded conditions[.]  "Absent policy changes, we're likely to see a large number of unaccompanied minors for the foreseeable future," Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, told CBS News.  "Given the conditions in Central America, it makes sense for young people to try and make it to the U.S. to help their families or for families that are already here to bring their children."

Federal Appeals Court Rules That DACA Program Is Illegal, Orders Review of Biden's Final Rule.  A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields certain immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children from deportation, is illegal.  The ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirms a decision in July 2021 by a Texas federal judge — U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen — who declared the DACA program illegal and blocked new applications but kept the policy intact for current beneficiaries.  The appeals court similarly left the DACA program intact for current beneficiaries, which means current DACA recipients can continue to file renewal applications.  The appeals court on Wednesday also sent the case back to Hanen to have him review a revised set of rules that the Biden administration announced in August, to determine its legality.  The Biden administration's new final rule to "preserve and fortify" DACA codifies the existing policy, with limited changes, into federal regulation.  It was subject to public comments as part of a formal rule-making process intended to improve its chances of surviving lawsuits challenging it.  It's set to be effective Oct. 31 to replace the 2012 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum that had created DACA.

Federal Court Rules DACA Unlawful but Preserves Policy for Current Recipients.  A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is unlawful but agreed to preserve the program for existing recipients.  A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a July 2021 decision from Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen, who said the Obama administration had no authority to impose DACA, according to a court filing obtained by Axios.  The court blocked the Biden administration from enrolling new illegal immigrants, which would provide them with work permits and shield them from deportation, but said current beneficiaries could stay and that immigration officials could process DACA renewals.

Biden administration creates DACA 2.0 — releases 250,000 unaccompanied minors into the U.S..  More than 250,000 unaccompanied minors have been released into the United States by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The Biden administration is deliberately initiating a DACA 2.0 situation during the Biden border crisis.  The children are apprehended by Border Patrol and released to sponsors across the country.  They should be returned to their home countries and their families, but they are not.  The number of unaccompanied minors coming across the Mexican border into the United States has never been seen before the Biden border crisis.  The numbers far outpace those during the Obama or the Trump administration.  This is a growing crisis that will not likely be fully felt until the minors reach adulthood and face the possibility of deportation.  Congress hasn't dealt with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) as it is, now a new version of it is deliberately being created by Joe Biden.

NYC to Enroll over 1K Young Border Crossers in Public Schools as City Deals with Classroom Overcrowding.  New York City officials are set to enroll at least 1,000 young border crossers — most of whom arrived on migrant buses sent from Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) — in public schools across the five boroughs as the city grapples with how to reduce classroom overcrowding.  Buses filled with border crossers to New York City — the nation's largest sanctuary city that shields and protects illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.  Now, New York City officials say they will enroll at least 1,000 young border crossers in public schools from Manhattan to Queens before the school year starts on September 8, according to the New York Post.

Immigration Amendment Doesn't Belong in National Defense Authorization Act.  It's National Defense Authorization Act time again, and as usual, Congress is trying to pack the must-pass bill chock-full of provisions and 1,230 amendments, most of which have no place in the bill and, worse, nothing to do with national defense.  This year, special interests are attempting to include dangerous and pricey provisions that would encourage, and throw more money at, illegal immigration and worsen the Biden border crisis.  As an example, in one section, "Immigration Age-Out Protections" (Amendment #923), the left is again using emotional arguments and the words "child" and "children" to circumvent the law as intended and to eliminate long-standing restrictions on visas and immigration benefits.  The amendment would effectively reset formerly minor dependents' ages to the priority date or filing date of their parents' application for nonimmigrant visas and employment authorization, all to keep the now-adults in the U.S.  For immigration and visa purposes, "children" are unmarried and under 21.

Leaked data show US bracing for 161,000 unaccompanied children at border this year.  The Department of Homeland Security anticipates as many as 161,000 children coming across the border alone without a parent or guardian this year, surpassing last year's record, according to federal data obtained by the Washington Examiner.  The soaring numbers of children traveling north to the United States with the aid of cartels, which charge families thousands of dollars each to transport a child, has remained unchecked since President Joe Biden took office a year and a half ago.  The Biden administration has prioritized quickly processing and releasing children, while Republican lawmakers have urged officials to prevent children from being smuggled.

Remember DACA?  We have not discussed DACA in a while.  I guess that's what happens when the border is out of control and gasoline prices are killing the middle class.  Nevertheless, DACA is in the courts and may be on our front page soon. [...] My prediction is that this will go to the Supreme Court and get the EPA treatment.  In other words, the Court will remind everyone that the Congress never legalized these young people.  Maybe Justice Thomas will write the majority opinion.  What about the dreamers?  They were misled by President Obama and immigration activists in the Hispanic media about DACA.  Like Roe, DACA created a right that did not exist.  Will they be deported?  I don't think so and I hope that a GOP Congress can legislate a limited path to legalization for many of these young people.

'Unaccompanied' migrant children to be housed in NC after Biden admin inks 5 year deal.  Unaccompanied migrant children will soon be transported and detained at a former private school located in Greensboro, NC thanks to President Joe Biden's administration.  The contract between the Office of Refugee Resettlement and American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro had a five-year initial term, which will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to occupy the campus until at least 2027.  "It was made perfectly for the situation," Skip Alston, Guilford County Commission Chairman Skip told KFMY.  "We are dealing with children.  That's what we have to look into. ... These children didn't ask to be put in those positions.  Unfortunately, parents put them in those positions," he said.

Ten Years Later:  Over 53K Illegal Aliens Given DACA Despite Arrest Records Including for Murder, Rape, Kidnapping.  Ten years ago, in 2012, former President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program via executive order that has allowed nearly 800,000 illegal aliens to evade arrest and deportation.  Standards for the Obama program were set so low that tens of thousands of illegal aliens with prior arrest records for crimes like murder, rape, and kidnapping were able to secure DACA status.  In 2018, then-President Trump's administration released comprehensive data on DACA, previously hidden by the Obama administration, that revealed the extent to which the program had successfully helped shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

Senator Probes Biden Admin for Offloading Baby Formula to Illegal Immigrants.  Congress is investigating the Biden administration for reportedly shipping pallets of baby formula to illegal immigrants, according to a copy of the probe obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) is asking the Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration to provide information on the steps it is taking to combat the nationwide shortage of baby formula in light of reports that illegal immigrants detained by federal authorities are receiving "pallets" of formula at detention centers.  "As hard-working American parents struggle to find infant formula, a recent news report indicated that illegal immigrants detained by Border Patrol may not be experiencing these difficulties," Johnson writes in a letter sent Friday to Biden administration leaders.  "A member of Congress reportedly obtained photographs from a Border Patrol agent showing that shelves at a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention center in McAllen, Texas, are stocked with 'pallets' of baby formula."

Biden Admin Sends Massive Amount Of Baby Formula To Illegal Immigrants.  Under the Biden admin, America has been put last in every way possible.  Recent reports from the Southern Border have revealed that the Biden admin has been sending pallets of baby formula to migrant holding facilities.  The shipments of baby formula to the illegal immigrants come in the midst of a severe shortage of baby formula across the country.  Since April, the quantity of infant formula available across the country has dropped by forty percent, leaving parents of newborns scrambling to find nourishment that they can give to their children.  In addition, Abbott Laboratories issued a recall for Similac, which has made the shortage of formula even worse during the past few months.

Whistleblower Confirms Brian Craig Was Right About Baby Formula Shortage!  Steve Kane Radio Show co-host Brian Craig speculated on May 10 that he believes that the federal government is stockpiling baby formula in order to provide it to illegal aliens crossing the border.  Well, lo and behold, just ONE day later on May 11, Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack informed the world that a border patrol whistleblower confirmed that Brian was exactly right.  A photo was provided of the Ursula Processing Center in Texas showing full shelves of baby formula.

Lawmaker Says Migrants Are Getting 'Pallets' Of Baby Formula Amid Nationwide Shortage.  Migrants are receiving ample supplies of baby formula, according to Republican Florida Rep. Kat Cammack, while Americans are experiencing severe formula shortages.  Photos allegedly taken by a Border Patrol agent at the Ursula Processing Center in McAllen, Texas showed fully stocked shelves of baby formula supposedly given to migrants, according to a Wednesday Twitter post by Cammack.  The photos come as Americans across the country are seeing empty shelves where stores used to have baby formula as a result of the supply chain crisis and product recalls.

GOP rep says illegal migrants sent 'pallets' of hard-to-find baby formula.  Pallets of baby formula are being sent to holding facilities at the border amid a shortage that has seen many parents unable to find it at their local stores, according to a GOP representative.  "They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border," Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., said in a video posted to Facebook Wednesday.  "Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula."  Cammack posted pictures to social media of empty formula shelves in Florida next to the pallets of food being sent to the border, saying in the video that a concerned border patrol agent sent her the image.

Hey Look, Child Separations at the Border Are Okay Again!  The separation of children at the border has been going on for years.  Heck, it happened throughout Obama's presidency, and no one cared.  The 2008 law dictating the separation of adults and children at the border was designed to prevent sex trafficking of minors, but that was suddenly a bad thing once Trump took office.  And guess what?  It also stopped being a bad thing once Joe Biden took office.  According to a report from the New York Times, Ukrainian children are being "separated from relatives, friends or older siblings with whom they have traveled to the southern border."  Yet there's no outrage from Democrats about how evil the Biden administration is. [...] Democrats have had surprisingly lax attitudes about what's going on at the border since Biden took office.  In fact, Biden's been putting immigrant children in cages ... we're just not supposed to call them that anymore because of the narrative.

Biden Administration Officially Ends Title 42 Expulsion of Illegal Immigrant Children.  President Joe Biden's administration late March 12 said it was formally ending the expulsion of illegal immigrant children through use of a pandemic-era rule.  Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), terminated the public health order known as Title 42 with respect to youth who arrive at the border without a responsible adult, a group known as unaccompanied children.  Title 42, imposed during the Trump administration, enabled immigration authorities to expel illegal immigrants because of fears they posed a health threat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Soon after Biden took office in 2021, the government stopped expelling unaccompanied children, alleging doing so was cruel and inhumane.  But U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman, a Trump nominee, ruled on March 4 that the administration could no longer exempt unaccompanied youth from Title 42.

Federal Judge Orders Joe Biden to Stop Mass Release of Illegal Migrant Children at Border.  A Texas federal judge on Friday [3/4/2022] ordered President Joe Biden to stop the mass release of illegal migrant children crossing the southern border into the country.  Judge Mark Pittman's order prevents Biden from exempting minor migrants from Title 42.  Title 42 is an immigration policy implemented by former President Donald Trump that allows U.S. immigration officials to expel immediately migrants who come to the southern border.  Title 42 was implemented in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  Since the policy's start in March 2020, the federal government has expelled more than 1.6 million migrants.

Rethinking Citizenship — Is Born In The U.S.A. Enough?  There are two main paths to acquiring citizenship in the United States and a few minor ones.  The first is to be born here.  The others are via legal immigration, birth abroad to a U.S. citizen, and certain adoptions.  Then there's birthright citizenship, which is recognized in only 25 countries, 13% of the nations on earth, and all but three of them are in the Americas.  In recent years, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland have abolished birthright citizenship.  The US-born children of foreign diplomatic officers are not eligible to be citizens.  Citizenship is currently granted, however, to all other children born here to foreigners, about 10% of the close to 4 million births here in 2019.  About a quarter of these are the children of Chinese and other-nationality women engaged in "birth tourism."  They constitute a growing group of American citizens with no connections to the United States, its people, culture, or dynamism, other than their return ticket to their home country after having been born here and a U.S. passport.  The other three-quarters are born to illegal aliens, more than likely to parents living in fear while striving to stay under the DHS radar — not a particularly healthy relationship with their country of residence.

Let's not have a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.  In recent days, I've been happy to read that Biden's Budget Busting Bill may be on its last gasp if not completely dead in the water.  That's because section 60001 of H.R. 5376 grants lawfully admitted permanent resident (LPR) status to the DREAMers.  They are essentially illegals brought here as children who have done relatively well since then.  I understand the "compassionate" argument, that they did not choose to come here and they've done the best they can.  However, many, if not most, of them have engaged in federal felony identity theft.  To enroll in school, obtain employment, get a bank account, and have credit cards, they would have needed to provide a Social Security number.  Given that they have no legal access to their own SSN, they used someone else's.  That's a crime, and it was a deliberate one.

Outrage as Eric Adams Will Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in NYC After Election Rule Change.  American citizenship is no longer required to vote in New York City's local elections.  Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday he supports a plan to allow non-citizens to vote in Big Apple municipal contests, saying it was the "best choice," according to the New York Post.  The bill was passed by the City Council last month and took effect Sunday because neither Adams nor former Mayor Bill DeBlasio vetoed it, according to The New York Times.  About 800,000 people who are not U.S. citizens can now vote for New York City mayor, council races, and local ballot propositions.  Although the law is aimed at legal citizens, it also allows gives the vote to participants in the Deferred Action for Childhoods Arrivals program — who were brought to the U.S. illegally as young children.

Hundreds of Adult Illegals Caught Posing as 'Unaccompanied Minors'.  More than 500 illegal aliens apprehended in one border sector during Fiscal Year 2021 claimed they were children when they were actually adults, according to reports.  El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents encountered nearly 23,000 unaccompanied minors between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.  Additionally, they caught 559 adult aliens lying about their ages.  In the past six weeks, at least 55 more illegals have reportedly been busted falsely passing themselves off as underage, indicating FY 2022 could see even higher numbers than the previous year in ElPaso sector.  Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Rivera told Border Report seasoned agents are usually able to detect fraudulent documents and identify fake 'kids' by analyzing behavior, physical characteristics, and body language.

The Texas Attorney General Versus the Biden Administration.  On August 7, 2021, I wrote about how states along our southern border could thwart the Biden (*) administration's material support for the drug cartels and the crimes being committed by invoking the RICO Statute. [...] Since August, I have spoken to several people with legal expertise, and each said RICO would be the wrong approach because federal prosecutors would be needed, and that will not happen in Biden's DOJ.  There might be a ray of hope, however. [...] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been relentlessly taking on every manner of illegality by the Biden (*) administration and, as the headline teases, one of the two new lawsuits in the making will take on an apparently clandestine effort to bring illegal immigrant families to the United States.  AG Paxton is quoted:  "The Biden administration now is working on flying other family members, minors, up at taxpayer expense, flying them to the United States to reunite with the rest of their family," he told the John Solomon Reports podcast.  "One, that's completely illegal.  There's nothing that allows for that in the federal law.  In effect, it's a complete violation of law. [...]"

Biden Government Has 'Lost' 45,000 Kids That Were Trafficked Over The Border.  The incompetence of the Biden administration is never-ending.  It has turned the longest-running American crisis, illegal immigration on our southern border, from a failure of liberal policy to a failure of liberal processes. [...] Justthenews said that, in part, the loss of these children is because the administration has weakened the vetting process for adult sponsors.  And Biden weakened the process because they just want the kids to disappear rather than ending up in US facilities as part of a photo-op.

125,000 children have shown up alone at border on Biden's watch.  More than 125,000 children traveling without parents have shown up along the U.S.-Mexico border to be taken into custody during the Biden administration, an astronomical figure far beyond precedent.  The child migrant crisis has dogged President Joe Biden throughout his tenure and dragged down his approval ratings.  He has tried to overhaul border measures implemented by former President Donald Trump in an effort to more quickly process migrants and ensure that children are not held in inadequate facilities — even going so far as to fly them under the cover of night to states far from the border.  Republicans charge that, in the process, he has created the aforementioned influx of unaccompanied children.  The crisis is far from resolved.

Democrat Budget Gives $80B in Child Tax Credits to Illegal Aliens.  Illegal aliens living in the United States would stand to get about $80 billion over a 10-year period if a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package by Senate Democrats passes through Congress, a new analysis concludes.  For months, Senate Democrats have sought to pass a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that would need only majority support in the House and Senate.  The reconciliation process would also prevent Senate Republicans from using the filibuster to stop the plan.

Biden administration proposes rule reinstating DACA.  The Biden administration on Tuesday [9/28/2021] moved to strengthen protections for those brought to the U.S. undocumented as children, an effort to combat legal challenges to a program first started under former President Obama.  A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would solidify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was suspended under former President Trump and enjoined by a Texas court in July of this year, leaving an estimated million people in immigration limbo.

Flight with dozens of unaccompanied Afghan minors arrives in Chicago.  A flight carrying about 75 unaccompanied Afghan children who fled the country during the U.S. withdrawal arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, according to city officials and local media reports.  The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the flight's arrival from Qatar, where many Afghan refugees have been held prior to their resettlement, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  A Chicago city official said about 75 unaccompanied minors were on board the flight.  A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city officials would work to "ensure the well-being of these children."

Biden flies Haitians to Florida in the middle of the night.  Two officials speaking with the AP said that the Haitian migrants camped in the Texas border town of Del Rio have been released into the U.S., undercutting expulsion vows.  By the way, it's not expulsion.  It's deportation because they came in illegally.  Some, not many, were sent back and they were violent.  DHS confirms to Fox News that Haitian migrants on a deportation flight back to Haiti caused "two separate disruptions" on the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Three ICE officers were "injured and sustained non-life-threatening injuries."  Haitian crowd control police responded.  Biden's cabal is sending future Democrats to Florida.  They were released and found in the airport waiting for paid flights to Florida.  Biden's cabal is turning Florida deep blue with new Democrats and their anchor babies.  Over 300 Haitian women are pregnant or giving birth under the bridge in Del Rio.

Child Traffickers Busted At The Mexican Border With Dozens Of Very Young Children, Most Drugged Up And Passed Out.  This is the sad situation going on at the Southern border with child traffickers and coyotes illegally smuggling dozens of children across, many of which are under heavy influence of narcotics.  The video shows adult males and a couple of women with young children passed out on and around them.  The men don't seem to be the fathers of any of them.  [Video clip]

Biden Loses 4,890 Migrant Children, And The Left Yawns.  Last week, Axios reported that the Department of Health and Human Services has lost contact with more than 4,500 children who'd crossed the border illegally after it had released them into the country.  That's a third of the migrant children it was supposed to be tracking.  "In 2018, the Trump administration was criticized for being unable to account for the whereabouts of around 1,500 children released from HHS shelters during a three-month period," Axios reports.  "There were around 4,500 such minors as of the end of May who had been released under the Biden administration."  Axios, a small news organization started just four years ago, uncovered this new wrinkle in the Biden-created border crisis by submitting a Freedom of Information Act request.

'How is this not literally child trafficking?': Sen. Cruz livid over shocking report on Afghan refugees.  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is demanding answers over a bombshell report that sex traffickers and their victims may have been among the 120,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan.  The problem is that the administration doesn't really seem to know who was evacuated.  All that's known for certain is that few of the Afghan allies who'd worked alongside America's veterans and thus earned the privilege of being evacuated actually got out.  "[A] small percentage of the Afghan citizens who got out are the ones the U.S. pledged to place at the top of its priority list: the thousands who had worked for the U.S. and its allies as well as employees of nongovernmental groups and media organizations," Bloomberg reported Friday.

Biden administration has lost track of one in three migrant children who have crossed the border and [were] put in care.  The Biden administration is increasingly losing touch with migrant children released from government custody after illegally crossing the southern border, with one in three going unaccounted for in May.  As the number of illegal migrant crossings and apprehensions rises, so does the number of minor migrants who are released from government custody into sponsor or guardianship custody.  Of the 14,600 required check-in calls made in the first five months of 2021, Axios reported Wednesday that it found in a Freedom of Information Act request only 4,890 were successful in reaching either the minor migrant or their sponsor.  From January to May, care providers tasked with checking in on minor migrants' status made 14,600 calls to those released from Health and Human Services shelters, but in 4,890 of those instances, they were unsuccessful in reaching the migrant or their U.S. sponsor.

'Kids In Cages' Has Spiraled Out of Control Under Biden, With Border Towns Begging for Help.  Based on new photos released today [8/6/2021], conditions are outright inhumane at the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facility in Donna, Texas.  Despite the fact that the government has expanded facilities and sped up the processing of illegal aliens the system, the massive influx is still outpacing the ability to keep up, and the facility is attempting to deal with even more people than when the news shocked Americans in March.  In March, there were 4000 people packed into the holding pods/cages.  Now, according to Fox, there are 5300 illegal aliens in custody at the facility, with between 40-60 people per pod.  This is while COVID restrictions dictate that there should only be 10 people per pod.

Over 800 Migrant Children [have been] Detained at [the] Border in [the] Highest Daily Total This Year.  Border Patrol agents detained 834 unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday [8/4/2021], according to data released by the Department of Health and Human Services.  That number is the highest since the Biden administration began reporting daily total apprehensions of migrant children earlier this year.  The number of children in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection rose to 2,784 on Wednesday.  Unaccompanied children are typically held in CBP facilities before being transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees care for unaccompanied minors.  There are currently 14,523 children in HHS facilities.

Biden administration keeps processing DACA applications, despite judicial order to stop.  How determined is the Biden administration to let illegal aliens in?  Well, according to the latest report from Breitbart, determined enough to put in overtime to defy a judicial order. [...] It's a strange thing, seeing the federal government defy a judicial order in order to benefit foreign nationals illegally present in the country.  They claim it's a "mistake," but that doesn't hold water — according to Robert Law at the Center for Immigration Studies, they actually put in overtime on the weekend, something they rarely do, all to get those nine cases through.

Whistleblowers Allege Cover-Up of COVID Outbreak at Facility for Illegal Minors.  Volunteers who served at a detention facility for underaged illegal aliens blew the whistle on Wednesday about an alleged plot to cover up the true number of cases of coronavirus among the detainees after an outbreak, as reported by the New York Post.  The claims were made in a filing by the Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit watchdog group; the two whistleblowers were Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold, described by the filing as "career federal civil servants" who had been volunteering at the detention facility in Fort Bliss, Texas from the months of April to June.  According to the filing, "COVID was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees," infecting "hundreds" of children.  However, when volunteers were brief on the situation at a meeting by a senior official at the U.S. Public Health Service, they were told that "if that graph" depicting the number of infections "is going to The Washington Post every day, it's the only thing we'll be dealing with and politics will take over, perception will take over, and we're about reality, not perception."

'This is your home' Harris hosts DACA recipients and Dreamers.  Kamala Harris hosted DACA recipients and dreamers on Thursday following the Texas federal court decision ruling last week that the program protecting illegal immigrants was created unlawfully by former President Barack Obama.  'I want to make clear to the dreamers that are here, and to those who are watching from home, this is your home, this is your home, and we see you and you are not alone,' Harris assured the group as she spoke to the press ahead of the meeting.  The vice president assured those in the meeting that the Texas court ruling 'will not immediately impact current DACA recipients, also it will put hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in jeopardy.  But our administration is taking action.'

Federal Judge Stops Biden White House's Authoritarian Move on Amnesty.  As I have explained before, President Barack Obama told his Department of Homeland Security in 2012 to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  DACA allowed certain illegal aliens who were minors when they came into the country to apply for a renewable, two-year reprieve from deportation and gave them work authorizations and access to Social Security and Medicare benefits.  Between 700,000 and 800,000 illegal aliens eventually became qualified under the program and started collecting benefits paid for by taxpayers.  In his ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas outlines the history of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and all of the confusing litigation over it.  The legal fight began when 26 states led by Texas sued over creation of a second amnesty program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, and the Obama administration's attempt to expand the DACA program.  Hanen ordered a halt both to DAPA and expansion of DACA in 2015, and the Supreme Court affirmed that decision in a split vote in 2016, when the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat was vacant.

Biden says DOJ will appeal 'deeply disappointing' federal judge's ruling that Obama's DACA program is illegal.  Joe Biden has vowed to appeal a federal judge's ruling that declared the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal as he has called on Congress to act to protect the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who came to the US as children.  The president released a statement Saturday morning branding Friday's decision by a federal judge in Texas 'deeply disappointing' and said the Justice Department will file an appeal 'in order to preserve and fortify DACA.'  A group of Republican-led states had sued to end the DACA program, which protects around 650,000 immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation, claiming it was illegally created by former President Barack Obama in 2012.

Judge Declares DACA Unlawful.  A federal district court judge in Texas has ruled that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is invalid.  The judge is Andrew Hanen.  In 2015, he barred President Obama from carrying out DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) and his decision was eventually upheld by the Supreme Court, 4-4.  Now, in one of those nationwide injunctions everyone hates except when it favors one's side on an important matter, Hanen has enjoined DACA.

Federal judge orders Biden to BLOCK new DACA applications after ruling Obama illegally created [the] program.  A U.S. federal judge in Texas on Friday [7/16/2021] blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen sided with a group of states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing it was illegally created by former President Barack Obama in 2012.  Hanen found the program violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it was created but said that since there were so many people currently enrolled in the program — nearly 650,000 — his ruling would be temporarily stayed for their cases until further court rulings in the case.  'To be clear,' the judge said, the order does not require the government to take 'any immigration, deportation or criminal action against any DACA recipient.'

Federal Judge Blocks DACA Program, Orders DHS to Cease Approving Applications.  A federal judge issued an injunction on Friday ordering the Biden administration to cease accepting applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The program, initially established in 2012 under the Obama administration, allows illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to defer deportation for two years and to renew the deferral, as well as to receive work permits.  DACA recipients are not granted a path to citizenship.  The Department of Homeland Security "violated the [Administrative Procedure Act] with the creation of DACA and its continued operation," Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas wrote in a ruling on Friday.  "The DACA memorandum and the DACA program it created are hereby vacated and remanded to the DHS for further consideration."  However, Hanen temporarily vacated the order with regard to current DACA recipients, meaning people currently enrolled in the DACA program will not have their status affected until a further court ruling.

Texas AG Applauds DACA Decision, Says It's Time to Relitigate State Control of Border.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said a Texas federal judge made the correct decision on July 16 in ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful and blocked new applications from being filed.  "I think it's right to stop a president who just decided that he didn't like federal law ... and came up with his own immigration laws," Paxton told The Epoch Times on July 16.  "And we sued him, rightfully so, for violating federal law, and making up his own laws about who gets to stay in the country."

Federal Judge Blocks DACA Program, Orders DHS to Cease Approving Applications.  A federal judge issued an injunction on Friday [7/16/2021] ordering the Biden administration to cease accepting applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The program, initially established in 2012 under the Obama administration, allows illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to defer deportation for two years and to renew the deferral, as well as to receive work permits.  DACA recipients are not granted a path to citizenship.  The Department of Homeland Security "violated the [Administrative Procedure Act] with the creation of DACA and its continued operation," Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas wrote in a ruling on Friday.  "The DACA memorandum and the DACA program it created are hereby vacated and remanded to the DHS for further consideration."

Birth 'tourism' set to explode with Biden's encouragement.  The number of "tourists" who lie their way into the United States with the goal of having their babies here, automatically making the child a citizen, is expected to double or more now that the Biden administration has barred officials from arresting new mothers for immigration fraud.  In a little-noticed move, the Biden administration on July 1 barred Immigration and Customs Enforcement from detaining or arresting pregnant women, nursing mothers, or those who gave birth in the last year, essentially giving them amnesty unless they are violent criminals or terrorists.  While apparently focused on migrants who illegally crossed the border, it would also include those who lie to get a tourist visa to enter the U.S. to have their child in the U.S.  According to the Center for Immigration Studies, there were up to 26,000 "birth tourists" last year.

Biden to free pregnant women who crossed border illegally.  President Biden's administration is expected to begin releasing pregnant women and those who recently gave birth after they are apprehended illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.  Although fewer than 20 people currently held by the government would be released, prior Biden administration policy changes have been panned for unintentionally fueling the ongoing border crisis.  In a break from Trump administration policies, Biden declined to deport minors who illegally crossed the border without their parents — a decision that critics said contributed to the current situation, which is driven by family units and unaccompanied children from Central America.

Migrant Kids Held In Biden Admin Shelter Being Monitored By 'Disaster Cleanup' Specialist With No Experience In Child Care.  Hundreds of migrant children, still being held in a Health and Human Services detention facility months after crossing the United States-Mexico border, are being inadequately cared for by an HHS contractor that specializes in cleaning up after fires and floods, not monitoring children, according to two whistleblowers.  As The Daily Wire reported Wednesday [7/7/2021], the Biden administration is still holding on to around 14,000 child migrants, down from a high of 22,500, but still, reportedly, many more than the Biden administration can adequately care for.  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra sent a letter to Congress earlier this week defending the agency's decision to shift nearly a billion dollars in COVID-19 relief funds to help defray the cost of holding child migrants in temporary detention facilities — and it was the second such request the Biden administration has made.

Biden to Shift Covid Funds to Cover Costs for Kids at Border.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to reallocate $860 million of funds appropriated to the National Institutes of Health to cover an increase in pandemic-related costs associated with unaccompanied children at the border.  Health Secretary Xavier Becerra notified members of Congress on Tuesday [7/6/2021] that the department would reallocate the funds to cover increased costs in ensuring the safety of children arriving at the Southwest border, as well as staff attending to them at shelters, according to a letter seen by Bloomberg News.  A Biden administration official said that the need for pandemic-related precautions, such as testing and quarantining, has added at least $1.7 billion in costs to the program.

New increase in migrant children at border five months into Biden tenure.  Five months into President Joe Biden's time in office, the surge of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border shows no signs of slowing.  The number of children traveling to the United States's southern border has increased over the past week, suggesting a summertime wave may be on the horizon.  More than 500 children were encountered daily by Border Patrol through much of March and April.  After that, the number of daily arrivals dipped below 300, but it has increased again to top 530 on June 23.  Nearly 15,000 children are being held at government facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the most recent data released June 25.  Approximately 2,000 more children were either found at the border, transferred from Border Patrol to HHS, or released into the country that day.

GOP Lawmakers: 18.3K Migrant Kids [were] Resettled Across U.S. in Two Months.  Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), as well as Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), say President Joe Biden's administration has resettled more than 18,300 migrant children across the United States in the matter of a couple of months with little-to-no transparency.  On Thursday [6/24/2021], Blackburn, Hagerty, and Fleishmann sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra requesting information on the thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) that the Biden administration has released into the U.S. interior.

Biden expands Obama-era program for Central American minors to migrate to U.S. legally.  How about a new class of minors being created for Central Americans who migrate to the United States?  Joe Biden is doing just that in order to create more ways for Central Americans to legally come to the United States.  In this case, the minors will board planes and fly right into the U.S., with the administration's approval.  Joe Biden and his administration are overwhelmed with the border crisis he created on the southern border.  As we know, Biden doesn't actually have any new ideas of his own and this decision is no different.  He is bringing back a program initiated by Barack Obama in 2014.  The Central American Minors program is specifically for people under the age of 21 in Northern Triangle countries — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.  This group typically makes up the largest group of migrants who are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border.  Biden's reincarnation of the Central American Minors program potentially makes tens of thousands of children newly eligible to participate in the program.

U.S. to allow more parents to petition for their children to immigrate legally from Central America.  The Biden administration on Tuesday made tens of thousands of Central American immigrants in the U.S. eligible to petition for their children to come to the country legally as part of an effort to discourage youths from journeying to the southern border.  Shortly after taking office, President Biden ordered officials to revive the Obama-era Central American Minors program, which originally allowed certain at-risk children in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to come to the U.S. as long as their parents had secured legal status in the country.  The Obama administration portrayed the program as an alternative to the often perilous trek Central American children embark on to reach the U.S. southern border.  The Trump administration, however, dismantled the initiative as part of broader efforts to curtail humanitarian immigration programs.

More than 16,000 unaccompanied migrant children are still in shelters — double the amount in March.  More than 16,200 children are still in custody of Health and Human Services, which is 50 percent higher than the levels in March, the agency reported Tuesday [6/8/2021].  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra appeared before the Ways and Means Committee to face questions on the border crisis.  President Joe Biden has promised to reunite families separated during the Trump administration and to expedite processing unaccompanied minors who arrived at the border in the last few months.

Guatemalan President Blasts Biden's Border Policies For Enabling Criminal Human Smugglers.  After gifting reporters a cookie of her face, Vice President Kamala Harris has made her way to Guatemala to discuss the "root causes" of an unprecedented surge of illegal immigration into the United States since President Biden took office in January.  [Tweets]  Ahead of her arrival, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei blasted the Biden Administration for "family reunification" policies that enable human trafficking and smuggling.  "The message changed to 'we're going to reunite families and we're going to reunite children.  The very next day the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States," Giammattei said during an interview with CBS News.

Biden Child Detention Facilities [are] More Massive in Scope, Less Humane Than Administration Admits.  According to a confidential report obtained by the Associated Press, there are "tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside."  There's much more.  Because the Biden administration has been trying to play down the crisis, they've allowed thousands of children to enter "shelters" that are little better than private homes with a lot kids running around.  There are no standards for these homes and children have been "coming out sick, with COVID, infested with lice, and it will not surprise me to see children dying as a consequence, as we saw during the Trump years," child psychiatrist Amy Cohen told the AP.  "The Biden administration is feverishly putting up these pop-up detention facilities, many of which have no experience working with children."

Keywords:  Slush fund, future voters, printing money.
Biden admin diverts $2B from COVID, health spending to care for migrant kids.  The Biden administration has pulled more than $2 billion out of programs authorized by Congress for COVID-19 testing, emergency medical supplies and other health needs — and is spending it on shelter for the 45,000 unaccompanied migrant children that have flooded across the US border this year.  The Department of Health and Human Services siphoned $850 million out of funds allocated for testing in President Biden's massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, Politico reported Saturday.  Secretary Xavier Becerra pulled $850 million more out of a fund meant to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile of items like medical gloves, masks, antibiotics and ventilators, and yanked $436 million out of other health programs, according to HHS spokesman Mark Weber.

Migrant children [are being] held in mass shelters with little oversight.  The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside.  Confidential data obtained by the AP shows the number of migrant children in government custody more than doubled in the past two months, and this week the federal government was housing around 21,000 kids, from toddlers to teens.  A facility at Fort Bliss, a U.S. Army post in El Paso, Texas, had more than 4,500 children as of Monday.  Attorneys, advocates and mental health experts say that while some shelters are safe and provide adequate care, others are endangering children's health and safety.

The indescribable child abuse of Biden's open border.  Leftists defamed Trump, saying he put "kids in cages."  That he was following — and then ended — Obama's policy was irrelevant.  They don't care now that Biden has over 19,000 kids in cages.  For leftists, children are useful for propaganda.  The plight of five little girls abandoned in the desert reveals the heartlessness behind the Biden border policy.  Just as Obama had put unaccompanied minors in cages (that is, he crammed them together in crowded, unhealthy quarters), Biden is doing the same thing only on a greater scale, because he's erased the border entirely.  Thousands of unaccompanied minors are being marched through the unforgiving desert towards America.

Number of Migrant Children in Custody More Than Doubled in Last Two Months.  The number of migrant children being held in federal facilities has more than doubled in the last two months, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday [5/11/2021].  More than 21,000 migrant children are being held in a network of roughly 200 facilities across two dozen states, according to confidential government data obtained by the AP.  Several of the facilities, which are run by the Department of Health and Human Services, currently house more than 1,000 children.

White House official fesses up that Biden admin 'had a plan from the beginning' on migrant surge.  President Joe Biden's administration finally fessed up to the cause of the crisis at the border, brought about by the influx of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States in droves since Biden took office.  That was the plan all along.

The Editor says...
If you find this surprising, you don't know much about Democrats.

Cuellar: Biden Admin.  Playing 'Shell Game' on Unaccompanied Minors.  During a portion of an interview aired on Thursday's [5/6/2021] "NBC Nightly News," Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) stated that the Biden administration is engaging in a "shell game" on unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody in Donna, TX by simply moving children from Border Patrol facilities to facilities "next door" that are run by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Cuellar said, "What they're doing now is they're moving the kids from the Border Patrol tents over to next door to the HHS facility.  With all due respect, it's all a shell game."

Taxpayers tab to house migrant children at $3B — and counting.  The cost of housing tens of thousands of migrant children who have come across the southern border since President Joe Biden took office has reached $3 billion, according to a report.  The Biden administration dished out massive federal contracts to private companies and nonprofit groups in its first 100 days to house children in government custody after federal facilities were stretched to their limits.  Between January and March, more than 33,000 unaccompanied children were picked up at the border, which is more than the number of children who came across in the previous 12 months combined.  Children are held an average of one month while the government searches for an adult sponsor in the United States to discharge them to as they go through immigration proceedings.  As of early May, nearly 25,000 children are in government custody, separated from their parents.

Biden administration holding nearly 25,000 migrant children without parents.  Nearly 25,000 migrant children were in the custody of the government, apart from their families, in early May.  The number of unaccompanied migrant children in the federal government's care is at an all-time high, easily eclipsing the corresponding total in 2018 when the Trump administration pursued a policy that led to the intentional separation of children from their families, eliciting major controversy.  The situation underscores the severity of the crisis facing President Joe Biden early in his administration and the moral quandary he faces.  Biden officials maintain that they are resolving a problem created by the Trump administration and claim that they are providing better conditions for the children in their care.

It helps to have a few anchor babies at times like this:
Supreme Court Sides With Illegal Alien in Dispute Over Deportation Process.  The Supreme Court rejected the federal government's effort to move forward with the deportation of a failed refugee claimant who argued he shouldn't be removed from the United States because official paperwork was incomplete.  When the case was argued on Nov. 9, 2020, the Trump administration favored deportation in this instance.  Up to 4,000 immigrants every year are reportedly eligible to receive "cancellation of removal" to avoid splitting up families.  The government's loss may make it more difficult to deport some illegal aliens.  The 6-3 vote in Niz-Chavez v. Garland, court file 19-863, evenly divided the court's six-member conservative bloc.  An immigration judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit all previously ruled against Agusto Niz-Chavez, an illegal alien from Guatemala who was born in 1990.  He entered the United States in 2005 and has misdemeanor convictions for driving without a license.  He has three young children, all of whom are U.S. citizens.

Lack of resources lets fake families cross border without punishment.  A 36-year-old Brazilian man caught jumping the border over the weekend pointed to an 8-year-old girl with him and claimed she was his daughter.  Agents didn't believe him.  After questioning the two immigrants, they realized their stories didn't match up.  The man then admitted he was a friend of the child's mother in Brazil and was using the girl to pretend to be a family, hoping to take advantage of the more lenient treatment U.S. policy affords parents who show up with children in tow.  Fake families plagued border authorities during the 2019 surge, and experts say they are pouring through again.

An Army Of Pregnant Illegal Aliens Stream Across The Border To Be Relocated Throughout America.  Watch as this very organized effort to march an army of pregnant across the border so so-called Christian churches can take them in, whereafter buses will take them to various locations in America.  This is how you change demographics in states like Arizona, Texas and Florida.  [Video clip]

Border woes: $50,000 a month for diapers.  Eight Republican members of the House Committee on Homeland Security have just returned from a fact-finding mission along the southern U.S. border, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas.  They have compiled some "shocking realities" in a 10-point follow-up report released Wednesday [4/14/2021]. "The Donna Processing Facility costs $19.2 million per month to operate.  Members were told that $50,000 per month is coming out of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's operational funds to pay for diapers and other consumables that were not budgeted for," the lawmakers said in their report, also noting that 40% of the border agents have been pulled from national security duties to assist with "migrant processing" and transportation.

Biden Admin To Put 80,000 Migrants In Hotels At $352 Per Bed Per Night.  The White House is spending close to $352 a night to provide beds to the estimated 80,000 migrant families expected to flood the border from now until September, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement document obtained by the Washington Examiner.  The contract rents out hotels in Texas and Arizona for six and a half months — 199 days.  In these hotels, 1,239 beds will be occupied by those participating in the border surge, which the government dubs "emergency family reception sites."  After three days of sleeping in the hotel, migrant families who entered the country illegally will then be freed into the United States with a court date to be determined.  The initiative is part of an approximately $87 million contract ICE awarded to Family Endeavors, a San Antonio, Texas non-profit that has a former senior official on the Biden transition team, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait.  No bids were solicited for the contract.

Texas non-profit gets a $530 million no-bid contract to help deal with influx of migrant children after hiring a Biden transition official.  The Texas nonprofit Family Endeavors was awarded its largest-ever contract in an effort to mitigate the massive influx of migrant children arriving at the southern border.  The $530 million no-bid contract was awarded after Family Endeavors hired Biden transition official Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, Axios reported.  The nonprofit is aimed at helping vulnerable communities through crises.  The group announced its hiring of Lorenzen-Strait on January 20 — the same day as Biden's inauguration — and he took on the role of senior director for migrant services and federal affairs.  Lorenzen-Strait is a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official.  He also advised the Biden-Harris transition team on Homeland Security policy and staffing.

This guy has been in the news before.
ICE official defends treatment of transgender detainees.  An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday [12/18/2018] defended the agency's treatment of transgender people who are in its custody.  Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, the openly gay deputy assistant director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Custody Programs, during an interview with the Washington Blade at ICE headquarters in Southwest Washington noted a 2015 memorandum that then-ICE Executive Associate Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations Thomas Homan signed.  The directive requires personnel to allow trans detainees to identify themselves based on their gender identity on data forms.  It also contains, among other things, guidelines for a "respectful, safe and secure environment" for trans detainees and requires detention facilities to provide them with access to hormone therapy and other trans-specific health care.

HHS awarded group with Biden ties $530M no-bid contract to house migrant children.  An organization with ties to the Biden administration was awarded a $530 million no-bid federal contract to care for unaccompanied migrant children after they have come across the southern border, a person familiar with the contract confirmed to the Washington Examiner.  The Biden administration has, for the second time in a month, awarded a massive federal contract to the group without allowing other businesses and nonprofit groups to submit their proposals and bids for the job, Axios reported late Tuesday.  Family Endeavors, a Texas-based nonprofit organization whose senior director for migrant services and federal affairs vetted and selected President Joe Biden's political appointees to the Department of Health and Human Services, was awarded an $87 million no-bid contract by HHS in March.  HHS's Administration for Children and Families awarded Family Endeavors the $530 million contract to help with the "emergency intake" and "wrap-around care" of children once they are transferred from Border Patrol facilities to Pecos, Texas, for longer-term care.

Hire a Biden Adviser:  Get a $500 Million Illegal Alien Contract.  I wrote about the huge Family Endeavor contract for illegal aliens when it was first awarded, but this is a whole new twist on the story.  But it's a familiar D.C. twist.  ["]A Texas nonprofit that recently hired a Biden transition official got a contract worth as much as $530 million to help manage the influx of migrant children at the southern border, Axios has learned.  Between the lines:  Family Endeavors won the contract just months after it hired Andrew Lorenzen-Strait as its senior director for migrant services and federal affairs. [...]["]  This is a big step up considering that... ["]Family Endeavors' most recent publicly available annual tax filing, covering calendar year 2018, showed its annual budget for the year was just $43 million.["]

'Not our problem': Gov. Reynolds declines request to house migrant children in Iowa.  Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday [4/8/2021] during a radio interview that she declined a request by the Department of Health and Human Services to take in immigrant children being held at the U.S. border with Mexico.  The governor talked about the request during an interview with Jeff Angelo on WHO Radio.  Reynolds said Iowa does not have the facilities to help and that her priority is to protect the health and safety of Iowans.  "We will not do that," Reynolds said during the interview with WHO Radio.  "We do not have the facilities.  We are not set up to do that.  This is not our problem; this is the president's problem.  He's the one who opened the borders.  He needs to be responsible for this and he needs to stop it.  So, at this point, no.["]

'I Have No Idea Where My Daughter Is': Migrant Parents Are Desperate for News.  When Maria Ana Mendez left Honduras a decade ago to earn money in the United States, her daughter Cindy was still in pigtails and playing with dolls.  But settled now with a job and an apartment in upstate New York, Mendez was ready to bring Cindy to live with her.  Because she is still without legal status and could not legally bring her into the country, she paid a guide $8,000 in February to take Cindy, now 16, across thousands of miles to the doorstep of the United States.  Three weeks later, Mendez heard from her daughter for the first time:  She had crossed the Rio Grande on a raft and was being held in a temporary U.S. border camp in Donna, Texas.  She had not showered in five days and was sleeping on the ground.  She did not feel well.  Days without news turned into weeks of anguish as Mendez made repeated phone calls to a U.S. government hotline to learn her daughter's whereabouts.

Biden Sends Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Former Japanese Internment Camp — Media and Democrat Frauds are Silent.  Will the fake news media ignore this too?  Joe Biden is sending unaccompanied migrant children from Central America to a former Japanese Internment Camp.  This is the third camp for unaccompanied children in the state of California so far this year!

Federal government spending $60 million per week to care for unaccompanied minors.  The Biden administration is spending at least $60 million per week to house the more than 16,000 migrant minors in its care, according to a report.  That funding, which amounts to $3.1 billion per year, is used to care for children in facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after they've been transferred from Border Patrol.  Those costs are expected to rise dramatically over the coming months, according to a Washington Post analysis. [...] The administration has quickly set up 10 emergency shelters with 16,000 temporary beds for migrant children in convention centers and repurposed oil worker camps and military bases.  HHS had rapidly filled up the 7,700 beds in its network of permanent shelters, where the cost of care comes out to $290 per child, according to the [Washington] Post analysis.

Unaccompanied children jumped border at record rate in March.  Nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children were nabbed jumping the border in March, Homeland Security revealed Thursday, doubling the number from February and shattering the previous record of about 11,500, set in May 2019.  The children were only a fraction of the total of 172,331 illegal immigrant encounters recorded last month by Homeland Security, with about 168,000 of those nabbed by the Border Patrol.  That's the highest monthly number in 20 years.  Of those, about 103,000 people were expelled under coronavirus pandemic emergency orders, but the unaccompanied children and tens of thousands more parents and children traveling as families were not able to be expelled under current policies.

March saw the most migrant children crossing the border in a month in HISTORY with 19,000 kids taken into cramped shelters.  March saw the most migrant children crossing the border in history, with 18,890 unaccompanied minors being taken into cramped shelters.  The previous record was when around 11,000 children crossed the border in May 2019.  The March numbers provided by Customs and Border Patrol Thursday [4/8/2021] represented a 100 percent increase in crossings compared to February.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott alleges migrant children are being starved and sexually abused at overcrowded border facilities.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Joe Biden should shoulder blame amid allegations of child abuse and neglect at an overcrowded San Antonio migrant facility.  Abbott made the declaration at a press conference Wednesday evening [4/7/2021], following tips to authorities about the alleged abuse occurring inside the Freeman Expo Center.  The facility is currently holding 1,370 migrant children.  'This facility is a health and safety nightmare,' Abbot declared.

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Biden as allegations emerge of sexual assault at child migrant facility.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott demanded that the White House close a San Antonio facility housing migrant children Wednesday following allegations that children there were being sexually assaulted.  During a Wednesday evening [4/7/2021] press conference, Abbott said he received tips that alleged the children at the Freeman Coliseum facility were being sexually abused and were not eating enough.  "These problems are a byproduct of President Biden's open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout for those disastrous policies," Abbott told reporters.

Kids in cages
Remember that thing about "kids in cages"?  Notice how with Trump the children were "held" in "concrete cells built for adults" while with Biden they are "in government care."  That number has risen 50% in just the last three weeks.  What about three weeks from now, or three weeks after that?

Pentagon OKs Third Military Base to House Migrant Children amid Surge.  The Pentagon over the weekend confirmed reports that it has approved a third military site in California to house the unaccompanied migrant children coming across the United States' southern border in record numbers in recent months. [...] Camp Roberts is located approximately midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  It is the third military base that will be used to house the migrant children in addition to Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

'The cruelty is the point'.  [Scroll down]  At one particularly overcrowded U.S. Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, an official told reporters:  "The capacity for this location for COVID purposes is 250.  Previous to COVID, the total capacity was one thousand.  Now, we're holding over 4,100 subjects in this location alone.  So you do the math.  We're way over capacity."  The short version:  Families are separated and there are thousands of young people jammed into holding pens awaiting processing.  There is no doubt that President Biden's policy is behind the latest surge.  The president and his administration have made clear that the U.S. will accept unaccompanied children but not family units, and not individual adults.  At his news conference last week, Biden said, "We're sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming."  Even though that is not entirely true, the U.S. message to would-be migrants, from the mouth of the president himself, is:  If you come as a family, we will turn you away.  If you send your children by themselves, we will take them.  Biden's policy has given those families a clear incentive to self-separate in the interest of at least getting their children inside the United States.

Sen. Ted Cruz:  Cartel Members 'Renting' Kids To Bring Them to US Border.  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday cartel members are "renting" children in distressed countries in Central America and bringing them to the U.S. border, helping to fuel a humanitarian, health and national security crisis.  In an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," Cruz lamented "we are seeing an instance of more and more young males arriving with kids."  "When those kids are DNA tested against those males, many of those males are not related to those kids," he said.  "What the cartels are doing is they understand the weakness and the loopholes in the Biden administration's policies and if a young adult male, possibly a criminal, possibly a gang member, if they want to come into the country, all they have to have is a kid."

Foster Youth Kicked Out of Home to Make Room For Migrant Children.  A foster home for struggling youth in Washington has been ordered to be vacated to make room for migrant children who are surging over the border in record numbers.  [Video clip]

AOC: Anyone who uses term 'surge' about border crisis is invoking a 'militaristic frame'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is condemning the use of the term "surge" when discussing the ongoing border crisis at the southern border.  "They wanna say, 'But what about the surge?'" Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday night during an Instagram Live session.  "Well, first of all, just gut check, stop.  Anyone who's using the term 'surge' around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame."  "And that's a problem because this is not a surge, these are children and they are not insurgents and we are not being invaded, which by the way is a White supremacist idea-philosophy, the idea that if another is coming in the population that this is an invasion of who we are," the congresswoman continued.

DOD and HHS mum on how many migrant children they will house on military bases.  The Pentagon and Department of Health and Human Services continue to conceal just how many unaccompanied migrant children will be housed at military bases across the United States.  As migrants have surged across the border in the opening months of the Biden administration, Customs and Border Protection temporary facilities have become overwhelmed, and migrant children are being transferred to alternate facilities.  In past border surges during the Obama and Trump administrations, tens of thousands of migrant children were housed at military bases.  Today, the DOD and HHS refuse to disclose the number of accommodations they are preparing for unaccompanied migrant children.  "I'm not going to speak to the numbers," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told the Washington Examiner at a Monday [3/29/2021] press briefing.

Sen Ted Cruz Films A Horde Of Illegals, Mostly Children, Sleeping In Horrid Conditions, One Of Biden's Goons Strong-Arms Him To Stop.  Sen. Ted Cruz showed an exclusive video of a woman he identified as a Biden administration staffer blocking him from recording at a migrant facility on "Sunday Morning Futures." [3/28/2021]  Cruz and Sen. John Cornyn, both Texas Republicans, led a delegation of senators to Donna, Texas, where migrants have been packed into facilities designed for a much smaller number of people.  The senators were touring a migrant holding facility in the city.  [Video clip]

Cuellar shares second batch of photos from migrant detention facilities.  Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar shared a second batch of photos from a migrant holding facility along the southern border.  The new photos, which aired during a segment of CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday [3/28/2021], depicted children packed into crowded rooms, many of them covered in foil blankets as they awaited processing.

Fox News Cuts Off Foster Parents Who Were Asked To Accept Migrants As They Try To Tell That Once A Child Is Placed In A Foster Care System They Gain Citizenship.  Foster parents in California are being asked to hold as many as 26 unaccompanied migrant children in their homes amid the burgeoning border crisis, according to a new report. [...] In the video below you can see the foster parents explaining everything and Fox News acting like they support the conservative stance.  But once the woman tries to explain that once a child is placed in a foster care system they immediately gain citizenship, they cut her off!  [Video clip]

Border Democrat calls on Biden to return unaccompanied teenagers to Mexico.  A House Democrat who represents a congressional district on the Texas-Mexico border called on the Biden administration to stop taking unaccompanied teenagers into custody and instead follow the Trump administration's policy.  "There is no perfect fix here.  The administration is doing the right thing because the law requires that we process unaccompanied minors," Rep. Filemon Vela said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner.  "However, we are in the middle of a pandemic and our systems are being overwhelmed.  At some point, it is important to take a practical approach."  "Thirteen percent of the [unaccompanied children] are under the age of 12," said Vela, whose district is in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest spot for illegal crossings on the entire border.

"I consider it human trafficking." California foster parents are being asked to take in '26 or more' migrant children.  California foster parents are being asked to care for a staggering 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children per household, can reveal.  On March 12, foster parents Travis, 45, and Sharla Kall received a voicemail amid the crisis at the Mexico border.  'This is an emergency message, please respond to this urgent message from the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD),' the voicemail obtained by said.  'CCLD would like to know how many available beds you have to serve additional youth.'

Kids In Cages:  Photos Leak Of Biden's Border-Crisis Holding "Pods" For Children.  Want to see what the Biden administration has kept hidden from the public in the border crisis?  Give House Democrat Henry Cuellar some thanks for this leak to Axios, which published pictures of the "pods" in which children are being warehoused.  These look suspiciously like the "kids in cages" photos used to slam the Trump administration, right up until their 2014 provenance became widely known.  It looks like the only change between the Biden and Obama administrations is replacing chain link for plastic — and stuffing more kids than ever into these cages.

CNN Reporter:  Migrant Children Centers Are 'Jail-Like,' Look Like Concrete 'Prison Cells'.  CNN Reporter Priscilla Alvarez said Monday [3/22/2021] that migrant children centers are "jail-like" and look similar to concrete "prison cells."  "Those are facilities that are not intended for them, they look like jail-like conditions, like prison cells with concrete walls and concrete benches, and these kids are spending more than the three-day limit than they're supposed to according to federal law," Alvarez said on CNN's "New Day."  "The administration is racing here to find enough space for these kids that is suitable for them."  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said March 16 that the number of apprehensions at the southern border is on pace to reach a 20-year high, according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security.  Mayorkas said the majority of adults who are single are being turned away at the border as well as families, but unaccompanied children aren't being returned.

Border Facility Photos Leak Revealing Hundreds Of Children Huddled In "Terrible Conditions".  Photos from inside a US Customs and Border Protection overflow facility have leaked, revealing hundreds of children huddling on the floor of eight 'pods' — each of which are supposed to hold 260 people — yet one of which had over 400 unaccompanied male minors crammed together, according to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who provided the photos to Axios to raise awareness about the situation.  The photos, taken over the weekend by someone else, come amid a media embargo by the Biden administration, which has refused to allow press into the facilities to observe and document what's going on.

The Border Crisis Has Come to My Town; Yours May Be Next.  And yet, as I write this, about 3000 teenagers from our besieged border are talking up residence about a half hour down the road, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.  The border crisis is now a very local story for me, and your town may be next.  In an arrangement hatched between the federal government and Dallas city officials, an enormous exhibit space at the convention center will be home to a massive population of teenage boys for a period we are told will not exceed 90 days.  That's about all we have been told.  We do not know how these kids got into the country in the first place.  We do not know who offered them up for this misadventure.  Did parents roll the dice hoping our freshly softened borders would be easier to breach than they were under Donald Trump?  Were their journeys financed by payments to smugglers or cartels?  We have no idea what the specific plans are for where they will go from here, or with whom.

Photos From Biden's Immigrant Detention Facilities In Texas Show Hundreds Of Children Squeezed Together In Small Rooms.  Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday [3/21/2021] the Biden administration would release video "footage" of the conditions of the inside of migrant detention facilities to assuage concerns amid its continued refusal to allow members of the press inside.  "Let's not forget that we're in the midst of a pandemic and we are focused on our operations, executing our operations in a crowded border patrol facility where hundreds of vulnerable migrant children are located," Mayorkas said.  He made the comments during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about the repeated calls to let members of the press tour the facilities along the southern border where the DHS is housing child migrants upon their entry into the US.

Does AOC Care About Kids in Cages Anymore?  Remember when America was basically Nazi Germany because of all the kids in cages?  Day in and day out, the news was filled with frenzied screaming about kids in cages, kids in cages, kids in cages.  According to our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press, Trump's treatment of unaccompanied children at our southern border proved he was another Hitler.  Never mind how similar it was to Obama's treatment of unaccompanied children at our southern border.  Who built the cages those kids were in?  King Barry.  And who did all the journos want to protect?  King Barry.  By all accounts, the situation at the border is even worse today, two months into the Biden administration.  It's the worst border crisis in 20 years, we're told.  Now we're even packing these poor kids into empty football stadiums.

Biden administration has 14,000 migrant children without parents in its custody.  More than 14,000 children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent are in federal custody waiting to be released to adults within the United States, according to Biden administration officials.  Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security agency that oversees Border Patrol, said Thursday afternoon that it has 4,500 children under the age of 18 being detained at its holding facilities up and down the 2,000-mile southern border.  The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement has 9,562 children in its care as of Wednesday, two administration officials told reporters in a call Thursday [3/18/2021].

Joy Reid And Julián Castro Say It's Racist To Ask White House About Failed Immigration Policies.  MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed that Fox News reporter Kristin Fisher is "afraid of these brown people" because Fisher asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki whether the Biden administration plans to limit the number of abandoned foreign children accepted illegally into the United States at the border.  U.S. border officials are currently taking in approximately 565 such children per day, and border facilities are up to 700 percent beyond capacity with children used by drug cartels as a lucrative ticket to U.S. entry.  The majority of girls drug cartels traffic over the border are raped on the journey, and untold numbers of these trafficked minors die.

Families [are] sending children alone across the border in response to Biden policies.  Families are sending children alone across the southern border in response to Biden administration policies, according to a person familiar with the situation, putting them at risk and adding to the danger of the situation.  The families are exploiting Biden administration rules against immediately returning unaccompanied children from countries other than Mexico, said the individual with knowledge of discussions at the Department of Homeland Security.  The policy has created a loophole for families who have been turned away after they illegally came over the border and were pushed back into Mexico by Border Patrol.  Immigration lawyers told NBC News that the strategy presents the best chance the children will be able to stay in the United States after being released to a sponsor in the country, even if it means the parent cannot go with them.

Smug Jen Psaki Announces Any 10-Year Old in the World Who Makes It Across the US Southern Border Will Be Allowed to Stay Here.  On Wednesday [3/17/2021] Biden White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked about the endless stream of illegal aliens streaming into the US since Joe Biden opened the southern border.  The US is currently facing its biggest migrant surge into the US in 20 years.

Welcome to Biden's border crisis, sponsored in part by Trump Derangement Syndrome.  On March 9, 3,250 children were in Biden's custody, 1,360 of them beyond the 72-hour legal limit.  As illegal-alien detention space dwindles, the administration is considering moving these youths to a NASA facility in San Jose, California.  "They [illegal aliens] see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they're going to reach the United States," Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said about Biden on March 2.  "We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can't be tackled from one day to the next."  White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain calls this fine mess "one of the most vexing problems we face."  Indeed, Biden has dispatched FEMA to help, suggesting that if this is not a crisis, at least it's an emergency.

Psaki On Reports Biden Admin Keeping Kids On Floors, Hungry, With No Sun:  It's Trump's Fault!.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki blamed the allegedly appalling treatment of migrant children in President Joe Biden's southern border detention facilities on former President Donald Trump as the rapidly escalating border crisis, which experts have said is President Joe Biden's fault, continues to spiral out of control.  "There were lawyers who interviewed some children that were in facilities," far-left reporter Yamiche Alcindor said.  "The children described sleeping on the floor, being hungry, not seeing the sun for days.  How is that acceptable for the Biden administration to keep children in those sorts of conditions, given the fact that you said you were an administration that was going to be more humane than the previous one?"

Watch: Florida Students Shocked to Learn that Biden Uses 'Cages' for Kids at Border.  Florida students were shocked to learn that President Joe Biden recently opened holding cells — which some call "cages" — for migrant children at the border, and that former President Donald Trump had actually signed an order that stopped family separation at the border.  One student said that she found the revelations, "shocking," adding, "everyone made Trump look like a bad image, and [Biden]'s basically doing the same thing."

Feds Bus Migrant Children into West Texas Town Under Cover of Darkness.  Reports from local news outlets in Midland, Texas, reveal busloads of migrant children being moved under the cover of darkness into a local holding facility.  State and local officials received little or no advance notice of the federal government's plans to move these migrant children into their community.  "On Sunday [3/14/2021], Governor Greg Abbott announced that the federal government planned to move some children from the border to a holding facility in Midland," CBS 7's Joshua Skinner reported.  "The migrants arrived in buses overnight."

A Kingdom of the Anti-American Elite.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denies a "crisis" exists on the southern border, even though illegal entries are well over 100 percent above figures from a year earlier, detention facilities are overflowing, and many new arrivals test positive for the coronavirus.  The Democrats who lifted the level of the Rio Grande by several feet with their crocodile tears about Trump's "cages" said to remind Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Auschwitz (and which were, in fact, erected by the Obama Administration) have reactivated the cages and done the Great Orange Monster one better by proposing to ship migrant children to Virginia in containers humanized by paintings of butterflies on their internal walls.

Backlog of migrant children in Border Patrol custody soars to 4,200, with 3,000 held past legal limit.  As of Sunday morning [3/14/2021], U.S. Border Patrol was holding more than 4,200 unaccompanied migrant children in short-term holding facilities, including jail-like stations unfit to house minors, according to government records reviewed by CBS News.  Nearly 3,000 of the unaccompanied children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody had been held longer than 72 hours.  CBP is legally obligated to transfer most unaccompanied minors to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the agency which oversees shelters licensed to house children, within three days of taking them into custody.  The number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody on Sunday represents a 31% increase from early last week, when the agency was holding more than 3,200 minors.  The number of children held longer than three days more than doubled.

Biden administration deploying FEMA to assist with surge of migrant children at border.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced plans to deploy the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with the flood of migrant children who have shown up at the southern border.  FEMA will "support a government-wide effort over the next 90 days to safely receive, shelter, and transfer unaccompanied children" in centers along the U.S.-Mexico border following bipartisan backlash for solo minors remaining in inadequate housing, Mayorkas announced on Saturday [3/13/2021].  He faulted "ongoing violence, natural disasters, food insecurity, and poverty" for the unprecedented influx.  "A Border Patrol facility is no place for a child," the DHS leader said.

Report: Biden CBP Facilities Are a Horror Show With Kids Sleeping on the Floor and Going Hungry, and It Gets Worse.  Whether the Biden wants to admit it or not, it's a crisis at the border. [...] The Biden team is claiming that their response is humane, but as this new, CBS News report explains, they've reactivated a crisis — which President Donald Trump effectively solved — with their horrendous policies.  So no, it isn't humane when they trigger a flood and can't effectively deal with it because of the massive amount of people.

Cartels Are Selling Children for $3,200 at Biden's Open Border.  Investigative reporter Drew Hernandez reveals the immoral human smuggling operation along the border.  [Video clip]  "The cartels will literally tell these people, 'If you have a minor with you we'll give you a lower price of $3,200,'" he told War Room, Friday.  "'We'll give you safe passage.'"  On top of child smuggling, "we have all these pedophiles, rapists, and kidnappers being released into the United States," Hernadez said.

Pelosi's perverse 'love' excuse for Biden's border disaster.  Showing just how far from reality she operates, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday waved off the growing border disaster by explaining that President Joe Biden's policies are all about a "love of children."  "I trust the Biden administration's policy to be based on humanitarian and love of children rather than political points or red meat for their — for their Republican base," she said.  More:  "The difference between this administration and one before is great in terms of how we meet the needs of these children," including having "a humanitarian reception for them wherever they are."  Reality check:  Biden's policies and irresponsible rhetoric have prompted a surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

Record Number Of Migrant Children Held In Adult Detention Cell For Longer Than Legal Limit.  An influx of unaccompanied migrant children awaiting shelter at the southern border has raised serious humanitarian concerns as federal health officials struggle to find space for them in Department of Health and Human Services shelters.  A record number of them are being held at adult detention cells beyond the legal limit of 72 hours.  Nearly 3500 minors are waiting at border patrol stations, spending an average of 107 hours inside the steel and concrete cells built for adults, Washington Post reported.  More than 8500 unaccompanied migrant children are now housed in Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelters as they wait to be placed with relatives or sponsors.

Biden Administration Returns to Obama Policy for Unaccompanied Alien Children.  The exploitation of children from Central America and Mexico reached a peak of crisis during the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) influx in 2014/2015. 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 Central American migrants to enter the U.S.  Additionally, 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. [...] The JoeBama administration is now returning to the prior policy of allowing non-familial custody of children who crossed the border.  Even going so far as to no longer require background checks on the sponsors claiming custody.  Suffice to say with the increase in sex-trafficking and exploitation, this is policy is alarming in the extreme.

Number of Migrant Children in Border Patrol Custody Triples in Two Weeks.  The number of migrant children detained in Border Patrol facilities has tripled over the past two weeks, amid an ongoing surge of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  Over 3,250 migrant children are currently in Border Patrol custody, according to internal documents obtained by multiple outlets.  That figure is triple the amount from two weeks ago and almost double the 1,700 children held in Border Patrol facilities as of last week.

Evidence Shows Most Migrant 'Children' Are Teenagers Seeking U.S. Jobs.  More than three-quarters of the "child" migrants who recently crossed the border into government custody are teenagers who claim ages of 15 to 17, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The data contradicts the narrative by President Joe Biden's deputies — and by much of the media — who suggest the young migrants are children traveling alone to seek safety in the United States. [...] Only 13 percent of the 5,126 minor migrants in HHS custody on January 31 were younger than 12, according to the HHS data.  Seventy-one percent were males.  The non-adult migrants are legally defined as "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UACs) even though they are accompanied to the border by coyotes, who are working under contracts with their parents or labor brokers.

Biden Admin Planning For Influx Of 117,000 Illegal Youths To US This Year.  Internal documents outline that the Biden administration is planning to integrate 117,000 migrant youths and children in 2021, an exponential increase on previous years.  The information, obtained by Axios, also indicates that shelter facilities are expected to be overrun this month, and that Biden will accelerate the release of migrants into the US to avoid worsening the crisis.  The information 'leak' is reported to really be part of a media campaign designed to deflect from liberal criticism over the resurgence of 'kids in cages' under Biden.  Administration officials are claiming they have no choice but to release undocumented migrants into the country.  Rob Law, the director of regulatory affairs and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies told Breitbart News that "This is exactly their intention — getting alien minors into the country."

Do So-Called Progressives Genuinely Care About Anything?  You've already heard the news about President Joe Biden reopening one of the facilities the Trump administration used to house migrant children who cross the border without their parents, right?  Instead of eliciting widespread outrage from the left, it has only prompted activist media outlets like The Washington Post to defend Biden's apparent hypocrisy on the matter of unaccompanied minors.  White House press secretary Jen "Circle Back" Psaki on Tuesday defended the move, claiming that it wasn't the same policy that Trump imposed.

Border agency reports spike of nearly 6,000 immigrant children crossing into US alone.  Thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children are attempting to flee to the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, propelled by devastating natural disasters, chronic violence, and severe economic hardship at home.  US Customs and Border Protection encountered 5,871 kids at the south-west border without a parent or legal guardian last month, the largest influx yet since the start of the public health crisis in early 2020.  That sudden spike is still relatively modest compared to huge figures from fiscal year 2019, when Border Patrol apprehended more than 76,000 unaccompanied children, a trend that reached its zenith that spring.

Study: Nearly 5M Anchor Babies [are] in [the] U.S..  Nearly five million United States-born children of illegal aliens, given birthright American citizenship, now reside in the country, new estimates indicate.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in its latest illegal alien population estimates, approximates that about 4,964,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens live in the U.S. today.  These children, commonly referred to as "anchor babies," immediately obtain birthright citizenship and anchor their illegal or foreign parents in the country.  FAIR's analysis reveals that California, with its expansive sanctuary state policy, is home to more than a million anchor babies, while nearly 715,000 reside in Texas and another 381,000 reside in Florida.

All It Took Was One Election for 'Kids in Cages' to Become Acceptable Once Again.  In an amazing announcement this week the Biden administration has declared they will be reopening a facility in Texas this week in order to temporarily house hundreds of migrant youths who have recently entered the country.  If your head just tilted like a dog hearing a harmonica, you are not alone.  All of a sudden, it appears, the concept of housing young children from other countries in a government setting is acceptable.  Yes, this sounds like a contradiction from a narrative we have been served for the past four years, but just you wait.  I recommend wearing eye protection, as the flying shrapnel from euphemisms will be likely.  The location, in Carrizo Springs Texas, will be run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement is tabbed for "overflow" purposes, and will be able to house 700 migrant children.  This is being dubbed a temporary influx care facility.  That's a handy shift in nomenclature.

Payday for anchor babies:
Democrats Recruiting [RINO] Senators for Amnesty Deal.  Democrat senators are trying to recruit Republican senators into business-backed amnesty deals, despite the public's demand for pro-American migration policies.  Their targets include Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Rick Scott (R-FL).   The Hill reported Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the leading Democrat advocate for greater migration, working with Graham to draft a bill that would provide citizenship and work approval to younger migrants who were brought into the United States by their illegal-migrant parents.

Honduran migrant gives birth on Mexico-US border bridge.  Mexican authorities said Sunday that a Honduran woman gave birth on the Mexican side of the border bridge linking Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas.  The woman was apparently trying to reach the U.S. side, but felt unsteady when she got there and was helped by pedestrians on the Mexican side waiting to cross.

Texas DACA Lawsuit Threatens Many Work Permit Giveaways.  A Texas judge may strike down President Barack Obama's 2012 DACA amnesty for roughly 700,000 illegal migrants — and undermine other giveaway programs that allow U.S. employers to keep foreign workers in jobs needed by Americans.  In a December 22 hearing, the pro-migration supporters of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty asked District Judge Andrew Hanen to preserve the award of work permits, regardless of the economic impact on non-college Americans.  Hanen called the hearing after Texas, and other states filed a lawsuit to have the DACA amnesty declared illegal.

Thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive at US-Mexico border as Border Patrol grapples with COVID-19 deaths.  The number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has nearly doubled in recent weeks, and smugglers are using riskier tactics to get them across, a top U.S. Border Patrol official says.  Agents are apprehending an average of 153 young migrants a day at the border since October, up from about 80 a day earlier this year, Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz, Border Patrol's second in command, said in an interview with USA Today.  In all, Border Patrol agents apprehended 4,764 unaccompanied minors in October, up from 741 in April — a more than 540% jump, according to court filings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol.  In a six-day span in November, border agents apprehended 997 unaccompanied minors — more than in the entire month of April.

Federal Judge in New York restores DACA, at least for now.  The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) saga continues its long and winding road through all branches of government, as a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled on Friday that these undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children can once again apply to remain in this country legally.  This goes back to the Obama administration, who said repeatedly that "I am president, I am not king.  I can't do these things just by myself.  We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the executive branch to make it happen," and words to that effect.  But finally he gave up on Congress and in June of 2012, he signed DACA into law as an executive directive and said that it was "a temporary stopgap measure."

Six charged with defrauding US in 'birth tourism' scheme that saw 117 pregnant Turkish women give birth on Long Island.  Six people have been charged and more are being sought in a 'birth tourism' and money laundering scheme which saw dozens of pregnant Turkish woman pay up to $10,000 to give birth on Long Island to secure US citizenship for their children.  Details of the indictment were unveiled by US Attorney Seth DuCharme in a Wednesday morning [12/2/2020] press conference.  According to DuCharme, the illicit plot saw 117 women travel from Turkey to Suffolk County to give birth to the children before returning home.  In total, 119 children were born on US soil.

Smugglers posing as fake families enslave children into forced labor.  They are known simply as Victim A and Victim B in court documents.  Both are girls.  One was about 16 and the other about 10 when they were smuggled early last year from Guatemala to the U.S. Government authorities said a man and a woman used the girls to pretend to be families.  For the adults, that subterfuge earned them a pass into the U.S.  For the girls, it meant abuse.

500 Missing Migrant Children Narrative Reaches Presidential Debate Stage Despite the Facts.  The surprise topic in the presidential debate on Thursday was the out-of-nowhere claim that President Donald Trump's immigration policies have disappeared 500 migrant children. [...] That immigration was inserted into the debate at the last minute is probably because of a misleading narrative that started when a federal judge in California ordered open borders legal groups to track down families who had been separated from the children because of Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.  In fact, this policy is the same policy for handling families — or family units — entering the country illegally followed by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administration, except that Trump said that all persons entering illegally were considered to have broken U.S. law, while other administrations drew distinctions about illegal entry, i.e. drug trafficking.  Nonetheless, NBC led the media's reporting on Trump breaking up families.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  Donald Trump has actually studied the deadly situation on our southern border.  In the debate he explained why the U.S. had to separate immigrant kids from their so-called "parents."  That's because human traffickers (called in the region "coyotes," Spanish pronunciation) smuggle children.  Thousands and thousands of children.  It's a huge business, conducted on the hides of the helpless and innocent. The Stream ran a plea by Mexican TV star and pro-life activist Eduardo Verástegui on this subject.  He begged the U.S. to build a border wall.  Why?  To stop this hemorrhage of kidnapped and trafficked Latino kids into the sex and child pornography industries, and slave labor on U.S. farms.  All that is real.  Coyotes are real, and a present danger to thousands of helpless women and children.  By some estimates, they rape up to 80% of Central American women and girls who enter the U.S. illegally.  We don't control our southern border.  The coyote rape gangs do.  And that's a national scandal.

Ga. state rep mocked after apparently confusing Trump's 'coyotes' remark with animal.  Georgia state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick faced a wave of ridicule late Thursday after she appeared to confuse President Trump's "coyotes" remark during the presidential debate with coyotes the animals.  During Thursday's final debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden in Nashville, Mr. Trump addressed his now-defunct border separation policy, saying "children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they're brought here and it's easy to use them to get into our country."  Ms. Kendrick, a Democrat, appeared unaware that the term "coyote" also means a person who smuggles illegal immigrants across the southern U.S. border.

If You Don't Know That 'Coyotes' Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border.  On Thursday night [10/22/2020] when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden angrily accused President Trump of a "criminal" family separation policy that had "lost track" of more than 500 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was repeating an inaccurate and misleading news report that had circulated earlier this week. [...] The former vice president was likely relying on a brief report from NPR about the latest development in a lawsuit between the ACLU and the Justice Department regarding the status of children who have still not been reunited with their parents after being brought across the border illegally.  The report claims that "the parents of 545 children still can't be found," but that's not quite right.  The NPR report omitted a statement issued by Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Chase Jennings explaining that in fact the vast majority of these parents have been found but have refused reunification with their children, which is why the children are still in DHS custody.

The Editor says...
He was relying on NPR?  There's the problem!

Fact Check:  Biden Tells Biggest Lie of the Night, Maybe the Entire Election.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden landed himself in a factually sticky situation Thursday night, arguing former President Barack Obama had never taken part in the policy of family separation carried out at the outset of the Trump administration.  The false claim came late in the second and final debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle, as he faced off with incumbent Republican President Donald Trump on the issue of illegal immigration.  "These 500-plus kids came with parents.  They separated them at the border to make it a disincentive to come to begin with," Biden said.  "They got separated from their parents and it makes us a laughingstock and violates every notion of who we are as a nation." [...] The narrative was not original, having already been fact-checked on numerous occasions by independent sources in the establishment media.  The Associated Press, for its part, checked former first lady Michelle Obama for making similar claims in an address to the 2020 Democratic National Convention this past August.

Joe Biden Vows Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens in First 100 Days: 'We Owe Them'.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden promised the largest amnesty in United States history at Thursday night's presidential debate, telling Americans that they "owe" illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  "Within 100 days, I'm going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people," Biden said.  "And all of those so-called DREAMers, those DACA kids, they're going to be immediately certified to be able to stay in this country and put on a path to citizenship."  "We owe them, we owe them," Biden said, referring to illegal aliens in the U.S.  Biden's immigration plan would give 11 to 22 million illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  Biden's plan also would free future border crossers into the country while they await immigration hearings, give taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens, and restart welfare-dependent legal immigration.  Providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens would likely drive up costs for American taxpayers at an estimated $23 billion to $66 billion every year.

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The American taxpayers owe nothing to illegal aliens, other than some time in a jail cell and a swift ride to the most remote corners of their respective countries.

Trump Asks, 'Who Built The Cages, Joe?' Here's the Answer:  Biden and Obama Did.  It was quite a moment during the final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden when they were discussing immigration and Biden tried to gain the moral high ground on the issue.  Trump was clearly prepared for the attack.  Kristen Welker began the topic by saying to Trump, "Your administration separated children from their families at the border," before referring to a recent story that the parents of 500 kids at the border can't be located.  Trump explained that children aren't just brought here by their families, but by coyotes and cartels as a means of getting into the United States.  When pressed on how he'll reunite the kids with their families, Trump pointed out that it was the Obama-Biden administration that built the cages and began the policy of child separation.

GOP Senators:  Obama Era Policies Kept DACA Illegal Alien Accused of Killing 4 Officers in U.S..  Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico killed 4 police officers using his car.  The suspect was drunk at the time, but he should not have been in the country at all.  Navejas had been arrested for DUI before but the Obama/Biden administration allowed him to stay anyway.  He was charged with six counts of intoxication, assault with a vehicle, and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

GOP opens investigation into 'Dreamer' charged with killing cops on motorcycles.  Republican senators on Thursday announced an investigation into a onetime illegal immigrant "Dreamer" who police say plowed into a police officer motorcycle club out for a weekend ride, killing four of them.  Ivan Robles Navejas was in the country unlawfully and had a lengthy rap sheet, but had been granted special reprieves by the Obama administration.  He won DACA in 2013, about the same time as he was charged with resisting arrest.  His DACA status lapsed two years later.

Police: Drunk DACA Illegal Alien Bought Beer Hour Before Killing Four Officers.  An illegal alien, allowed to remain in the United States on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, purchased beer while already intoxicated an hour before causing a crash that killed four former and current law enforcement officers, police say.  Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged last month by the Kerr County, Texas Sheriff's Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

Trump cuts DACA [amnesty] time in half in major rewrite of Obama program.  The Trump administration announced a major rewrite of DACA on Tuesday, saying it will keep the program going — for now — but all new applications will be rejected, and those renewing their status will be limited to just one year.  At the same time, the administration will conduct a full legal review, with an eye toward determining whether to attempt another total phaseout of the program after the Supreme Court last month erased President Trump's initial attempt.  A senior official said the review "will have to take time," so the program isn't going anywhere yet.  But it will be curtailed.

10 policies Biden and Democrats would ram through after axing filibuster.  The DREAM Act, a legislative precursor to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was stopped by a filibuster in 2012.  Biden has proposed a "roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million people who have been living in and strengthening our country for years," a reference to undocumented immigrants.  "These are our mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters," says Biden's campaign website.  "They are our neighbors, co-workers, and members of our congregations and Little League teams."  Such a plan might pass simply in response to a Trump defeat.  It would definitely get through the Senate without a filibuster.

Judge orders DACA restart, including new applications, indirect pathway to citizenship.  A federal judge on Friday ordered the government to revive the DACA program as it existed before President Trump tried to phase it out in 2017, which means opening it up to brand new applications.  That's a key issue that had remained in limbo after last month's Supreme Court ruling, which found the Trump phaseout cut too many corners.  U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm, sitting in Maryland, issued an order restoring all parts of the program back to where they were, which means not only protecting current recipients but also approving new ones.

Judge orders ICE to release migrant children held with their families, citing coronavirus.  Citing new coronavirus cases at detention facilities for migrant families, the federal judge overseeing litigation surrounding protections for undocumented minors in U.S. custody on Friday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children the agency is holding with their parents or legal guardians.  U.S. Judge Dolly Gee of the federal district court in Los Angeles gave ICE a July 17 deadline to release all minors who have been in the agency's custody for more than 20 days.  Gee, who oversees the government's compliance with the Flores Settlement Agreement, which governs the care of minors in U.S. immigration custody, cited the first coronavirus cases among the migrant families ICE holds at its three Family Residential Centers, or FRCs.

10 Times Barack Obama Acknowledged That DACA Was Unconstitutional.  On Thursday afternoon [6/18/2020], [Barack H.] Obama praised the Supreme Court's ruling that Trump's ending of DACA was illegal.  "Eight years ago this week, we protected young people who were raised as part of our American family from deportation," Obama tweeted.  "Today, I'm happy for them, their families, and all of us." [...] I could spend all day talking about how Obama abused his power and violated the Constitution, but in light of the Supreme Court's decision to stop President Trump's attempts to end DACA, I think it's necessary to examine how Barack Obama, who fancied himself to be an authority on the Constitution, acknowledged that he did not have the power to unilaterally alter immigration law — which is exactly what he did when he created DACA via executive action.  The quotes below come from Obama himself acknowledging that his eventual executive order that created the DACA program would be an abuse of power, exceeding the authority granted to him by the United States Constitution.

It Doesn't Matter Whether DACA Is Popular.  As with the Supreme Court's recent re-imagining of Title VII protections, the media are acting as if the recent decision preventing Trump from immediately ending DACA was a referendum on values, empathy, and the intrinsic value of "Dreamers," rather than on the ability of the president to simply fabricate laws by fiat.  There are a number of persuasive economic and moral arguments for legalizing the children of illegal immigrants. [...] If you don't believe that DACA circumvents the proper constitutional process, just hear out Barack Obama, who, on numerous occasions, admitted as much.

John Roberts and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamer Robe.  The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ruling that the Trump Administration failed to comply with federal regulation procedures.  In an opinion for the 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts explained, "we address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action."  Justice Clarence Thomas, the sole African American on the high court, thought there was more to it.  "The majority today concludes that [the Department of Homeland Security] was required to do far more," Thomas wrote.  In effect, the majority was holding the decision of the Trump Administration to a higher standard than President Barack Obama's "executive action" that established DACA illegally in the first place.  The decision, Thomas wrote in his dissent, "must be recognized for what it is:  an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision."

DACA Ruling Is Supreme Court's Latest Act of Political Timidity.  With the Supreme Court's latest erroneous decision on immigration, Chief Justice John Roberts and other justices have done lasting damage to the Constitution, the rule of law, and accountable government.  It is not just the legally wrong decision Thursday in Department of Homeland Security v.  Regents of the University of California, in which Roberts and the liberal justices refused 5-4 to allow the Trump administration to terminate the unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program implemented by the Obama administration without congressional approval.  Or the unsound decision Monday authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch where six of the nine justices took it upon themselves to legislate from the bench by rewriting and effectively amending the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity — something Congress specifically has rejected.

Supreme Court rules against Trump administration bid to end DACA program.  The Supreme Court ruled Thursday against the Trump administration's effort to end the Obama-era program that offers legal protections to young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.  The court ruled that the administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which sets out rulemaking procedures for federal agencies.

Donald Trump Critical of 'Horrible and Politically Charged' DACA Decision from the Supreme Court.  President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Supreme Court after the majority ruled against his attempt to repeal President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  "These horrible and politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives," Trump wrote on Twitter.

Supreme Court rules for 'Dreamers,' rejects Trump's repeal of immigration program.  In a striking rebuke to President Trump, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected his plan to repeal the popular Obama-era order that protected so-called Dreamers, the nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as children.  Led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the court called the decision to cancel the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, as arbitrary and not justified.  The program allows these young people to register with the government, and if they have clean records, to obtain a work permit.  At least 27,000 of these DACA recipients are employed as healthcare workers.  Trump had been the confident that high court with its majority of Republican appointees would rule in his favor and say the chief executive had the power to "unwind" the policy.

Obama: DACA Illegal Aliens Deserve Amnesty During Coronavirus Crisis.  Former President Barack Obama says the time is now, during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, to provide amnesty to about 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  While about ten million Americans have filed for unemployment in just three weeks, Obama took to Twitter to call for an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Dreamers to Supreme Court:  Coronavirus is reason to preserve DACA.  Illegal immigrant "Dreamers" told the Supreme Court on Friday they are a key resource to combat the coronavirus crisis and that it's another reason the high court should reject President Trump's attempt to end the DACA program.  In a letter to the justices, lawyers for Dreamers said there are 27,000 DACA recipients working in health care as nurses, home health aides, pharmacists and the like.  "The pandemic sheds new light on the reliance interests of healthcare providers and the public health consequences of ignoring those interests," the lawyers wrote.

Balkanization of America Accelerating Faster Than Expected.  With over 15 million illegal Mexicans within America, La Raza, "The Race", works to recapture the four border states back into Mexico:  Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.  One demographer noted on the Tucker Carlson Show on FOX NEWs this week, that immigrants birthed more babies in American in 2019 than Americans.  As a matter of fact, in the same report, illegal pregnant women birthed 372,000 'anchor babies' inside our borders in 2019.

Report: Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Stopping Anchor Baby Schemes.  President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy at the United States-Mexico border is ensuring pregnant migrants are not using their court dates in the U.S. to then deliver their children on American soil, thus securing them birthright citizenship.  Currently, Trump's Remain in Mexico policy has made sure that southern border crossers claiming asylum are returned to Mexico or their native Central American country while they await their asylum hearings in the U.S. The policy has prevented mass fraud where illegal aliens are released into the interior of the U.S. only to never show up for their asylum hearings and never leave the country.

Children forced into fake families to exploit border loopholes.  Walfrie Eliseo Camposeco-Montejo's pitch to the Guatemalan woman was simple:  Let me use your son to get into the U.S., and I promise I'll send him to American schools.  The ailing woman liked the idea.  She gave her 12-year-old to Camposeco-Montejo, and they struck off for the U.S. in late 2016 just as another border crisis was developing.  Arrested by Border Patrol agents, Camposeco-Montejo used a bogus birth certificate to claim he was the father of the boy and was given the catch-and-release treatment under the "family loophole" in U.S. policy.  The boy never made it to school.  Instead, court documents say, Camposeco-Montejo forced him into work, 10 hours a day, six days a week, picking peppers or flowers at Florida farms.  He was also pressed into the overnight cleaning shift at a movie theater.

French Department Reveals 80 Percent of Minor Migrants Are Really Adults.  The French department of Côte-d'Or has revealed that of the over 500 migrants claiming to be minors who arrived at the department in 2019, just 20 percent of them were actually underage.  The department, which contains the city of Dijon, stated that it received 523 foreigners who claimed to be minors in 2019 and that examinations revealed that only around a hundred were the age they claimed to be, Le Bien Public reports.

Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States.  Close to 400,000 anchor babies were born in the United States in 2019 as an executive order to end birthright citizenship gets kicked down the road for another year by President Donald Trump's administration.  Analysis conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies revealed in 2018 that about 300,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are born every year.  These children, often referred to as "anchor babies," immediately obtain American citizenship and anchor their illegal or foreign parents in the country.

A Decade of Fake News.  2018: "Kids in cages."  In 2014, Breitbart News broke the story that thousands of illegal alien kids were suddenly swamping the border.  The media covered the story, but largely ignored that Obama had built chain-link fences in temporary holding facilities.  By 2018, thy claimed Trump was putting "kids in cages" by enforcing existing laws.

Woman who ran a multi-million dollar 'birth tourism' operation released from jail after serving less than a year.  A woman who ran a "birth tourism" operation was released from jail Monday after a federal judge gave her the lightest sentence possible.  Now she faces deportation.  Dongyuan Li's operation, You Win USA Vacation Services Corp., helped Chinese customers — including doctors, lawyers and government officials — travel to the United States to give birth so their children would receive US citizenship.

Study: Foreign Workers, Tourists Deliver 72K Anchor Babies a Year in U.S..  About 72,000 United States-born children delivered every year to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students are rewarded birthright American citizenship, a new study reveals.  Research by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that every year, 39,000 anchor babies are born to foreign students and foreign visa workers, as well as 33,000 anchor babies born to foreign tourists every year.

Birth tourism:  Study puts number on impact of birthright citizenship.  Foreign tourists to the U.S. give birth to 33,000 babies a year — each of them immediately becoming a citizen — according to a new report being released Thursday that puts numbers on the extent to which immigrants make use of America's birthright citizenship policy.  Almost all of those 33,000 are part of birth tourism, says Steven A. Camarota, the researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies who did the report.  That means they came to the U.S. while pregnant on short-term visas for the express purpose of giving birth and earning their child immediate citizenship.  Some 39,000 other foreigner women here on temporary student or guest-worker visas also give birth, Mr. Camarota calculated.

Nearly 110,000 DACA Applicants Have an Arrest Record:  USCIS.  Nearly 110,000 "Dreamers" approved under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have an arrest record, according to a new report released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The report, released on Saturday [11/16/2019], found that of the nearly 889,000 illegal child immigrants who had applied for the DACA program, 12 percent had arrest records.  Of that figure, 85 percent (67,861) were arrested before their most recent DACA approval and 15,903 were arrested after their most recent approval.

President Trump Did the Right Thing with the Dreamers.  Will the Supreme Court?  If one president decides that he has the power to suspend the application of a law, when he clearly has no such right, may his successor, by an executive decree, reverse his predecessor's decision?  This question, ridiculous as it sounds, is now actually before the United States Supreme Court, and will be resolved by a decision, probably this June.  The precise point at issue is President Obama's announcement on June 15, 2012 of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Obama took executive action following Congress's failure, once again, to pass the so-called DREAM Act, which would have given illegal aliens who arrived in the United States as children certain privileges, including a path to citizenship.  The president took action even after conceding he had no legitimate constitutional power to do so.

Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for DACA have arrest records, USCIS report finds.  Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields those who came to the country illegally as minors from deportation, have an arrest record — including arrests for violent or sexual offenses.  The data released Saturday [11/16/2019] by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows only arrests or apprehensions for a criminal offense or an immigration-related civil offense and does not take into account whether there was a conviction, acquittal, dismissal or a lessening of charges.

It Doesn't Matter If DACA Is Good Policy.  It's Unconstitutional.  Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as President Barack Obama implemented through executive action, must be reinstated.  Americans who care about preserving the rule of law must put aside their positions on the policy itself and pray that the court acts to preserve the processes our Constitution prescribes.  Obama announced DACA as official policy in 2012, providing a sense of legal security for children brought into the country illegally by their parents.  The idea was to assure these minors, who had no say in whether they came to the United States, that they would not be suddenly deported from the only country they have ever known.  In 2017, President Donald Trump ended the program, calling it an abuse of executive power.

Overturning DACA Would Be a Win for the Constitution.  The notion that a Democratic president should be able to unilaterally implement a policy like DACA but that it should be unlawful for a Republican president to undo the same policy in the same way really reflects the contemporary progressive view of American governance.  Democrats these days seem to believe the use of power is justified by the strength of intentions and outcomes.  Process is an afterthought.  Whether most voters are concerned with constitutional norms or not (and I tend to think very few are) the fear of political retribution had long induced political leaders parties to show some minimal restraint.  You never know when you'll be in the minority.  While this was always been a rickety truce, Barack Obama and Harry Reid blew it up after 2010.  And today Democrats act as if history began in 2016.

More than 600 children 'recycled' by migrant smugglers at border:  ICE.  More than 600 children were "recycled" through the border over the last year, including some who were carried across eight times, by a different person each time, looking to exploit lax policies to gain a foothold in the U.S., a top ICE official told Congress on Wednesday [11/13/2019].  And those are only cases that were detected, officials said.  The recycled children are one of the more disturbing aspects of illegal border flow over the last 12 months, which set records for the number of children and families who snuck into the U.S.  The families were drawn by a lax policy, imposed by a federal court, that gives adults a quick release into communities as long as they brought a son or daughter with them.

Justice Department to SCOTUS: We Can't Give Work Permits to DACA Migrants.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has quietly told the Supreme Court that it does not have the legal authority to issue work permits to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) migrants and has effectively invited the court to block the annual award of more than one million work permits to migrants.  "If the [judges] make a decision, it would have a huge impact," said John Miano, a lawyer who is seeking to end two of the many work-permit programs.  Prior presidents created the two programs, which allow U.S. companies and Indian managers in the United States to annually hire roughly 150,000 Indians for technology jobs sought by American graduates.

The Supreme Court Looks Ready To Uphold Trump's Bid To End DACA.  A closely divided Supreme Court seemed inclined to uphold President Donald Trump's bid to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during arguments Tuesday morning [11/12/2019].  The high court's conservative majority appeared to think the administration has provided an adequate basis for ending the policy, and in spaces even wondered if the courts have power to review the dispute.  Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the high court in 2016 affirmed a decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked an Obama-era amnesty program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA).  The 5th Circuit's ruling and the Supreme Court's subsequent affirmance provide a sufficient rationale for ending DACA, which is largely similar to DAPA, Roberts suggested.

DACA heads to Supreme Court and all eyes are on Chief Justice John Roberts.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday [11/12/2019] is set to take up the Trump administration's plan to end protections that shield about 660,000 immigrants from deportation, and legal experts say all eyes will be on the likely tie-breaker Chief Justice John Roberts.  Created under an Obama-era executive order, DACA gives some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children the chance to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit.  Legal experts have looked back on Roberts' June vote that blocked a citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census.  The Trump administration claimed that Americans have the right to know who's in the country illegally.

The Supreme Court Should Kill DACA.  President Obama created an illegal policy for the executive branch to follow.  President Trump decided to stop that policy.  And in a bizarre case the Supreme Court will be hearing November 12, activist groups are suing to force the executive branch to keep acting illegally.  At the heart of the case is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, through which Obama made legal status and work authorization available to more than a million illegal-immigrant "Dreamers" who arrived in this country as minors.  Trump decided to end the program and was, unsurprisingly, promptly sued.

Trump admin.: We can end birthright citizenship without Constitution fix.  The government's citizenship chief said Wednesday that there's no need to amend the Constitution to stop automatic citizenship being granted to illegal immigrants, though he said he's not sure whether President Trump could act alone or whether it would take a law from Congress.  Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that second issue still needs study, but he said he has a firm belief that the Constitution allows it.  "I do not think you need an amendment to the Constitution.  I think the question is do you need congressional action or can the executive act," said Mr. Cuccinelli, a former attorney general in Virginia who's seen as a front-runner to be named the next acting secretary at Homeland Security.

Soros-Funded ACLU Demands Trump Free Pregnant Migrants into U.S. to Deliver Anchor Babies.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), partially funded by billionaire George Soros, is demanding President Trump's administration release pregnant migrants at the United States-Mexico border into the interior of the U.S.  In a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, ACLU attorneys request that instead of returning pregnant migrants to Mexico while they await their asylum hearings in the U.S. — a plan made possible by Trump's "Remain in Mexico" deal — those migrants be released into the country so they can deliver their children, who would automatically obtain birthright American citizenship.

Squeaky clean, huh?  Obama forgot about these 25 scandals.  [#6] Illegal-alien amnesty by executive order:  In June 2012, Obama issued an executive order declaring that illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 and who are younger than 30 would not be deported.  They are eligible for a two-year work permit that can be renewed indefinitely under the program called Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  Arguing that children of illegal aliens "study in our schools, play in our neighborhoods, befriend our kids, pledge allegiance to our flag," Obama said, "it makes no sense to expel talented young people who are, for all intents and purposes, Americans."  Obama's executive order mimics some of the provisions in the DREAM Act, which failed to pass in Congress.

ICE: 1,000 'False Families' Detected at Border Through DNA Tests.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that over 1,000 "false families" that were apprehended crossing the southern border have been detected thanks to DNA testing.  "We are utilizing DNA sampling right now in the border environment trying to ferret out the false families," ICE acting director Matthew Albence said in a press briefing on Thursday [10/10/2019], according to the Washington Examiner.  He went on to criticize a federal judge for ruling to limit the agency's ability to ask local law enforcement to hold illegal immigrants until ICE can apprehend them.

HHS Official:  Number of Unaccompanied Alien Children 'Has Risen to Levels We Have Never Before Seen'.  The director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) testified Thursday that the number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who entered the United States this year "has risen to levels we have never before seen."  In his written testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Jonathan Hayes said, as of Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has referred more than 67,000 UACs to his office — the highest number in the history of the program.

Data: At Least Quarter of a Million DACA Anchor Babies Living in 37 States.  Data collected by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, reveals that there are about 238,770 U.S.-born children of DACA illegal aliens — commonly referred to as "anchor babies" — living across 37 states, though the total is likely higher, as some estimates are based on low population estimates.

Stephen Miller:  Trump Exploring 'All Legal Options' to End 'Crazy' Anchor Baby Policy.  White House senior adviser Stephen Miller says President Trump is currently reviewing "all legal options" to end the country's birthright citizenship policy which has allowed millions of illegal aliens to secure American citizenship for their U.S.-born children.  Last week, Trump told the media is he "very seriously" looking at signing an executive order that will end birthright citizenship in the U.S., calling the policy "frankly ridiculous."

Ending 'Catch and Release'.  As Congress persists in serially ignoring anything having to do with the border crisis, the Trump Administration continues to release regulations aimed at fixing the problem of illegal immigration.  The administration on Friday [8/23/2019] released its latest rule to address a longstanding "pull" factor:  that illegal migrants who arrive with children immediately are released into the interior of the country.

USCIS Chief:  Government Helps Illegals Smuggle Children into U.S..  The U.S. government works with human traffickers to smuggle children into the United States, citizenship chief Ken Cuccinelli told the Texas Public Policy Foundation on August 22.  Cuccinelli is the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.  He told his audience that Trump's deputies are facing the fact that government agencies help illegal immigrant parents smuggle their children from Central America into the United States via the "Unaccompanied Alien Child" legal loophole.

Trump Challenges Birthright Citizenship.  [Scroll down]  The 14h Amendment was written in 1868 after a bitter Civil War ended slavery.  It was written to ensure the civil rights of freed slaves and to correct the injustices spawned by the 1857 Dred Scott decision which denied that blacks were entitled to citizenship under the Constitution.  Surely it cannot be seriously argued that the authors of the 14th Amendment had in mind babies born to residents of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who managed to sneak their pregnant bodies past a U.S. Border Patrol that didn't exist yet in violation of immigration laws that hadn't been written yet?  Like abortion rights, which were divined from the "penumbras" and "emanations" said to be lurking somewhere in that document, supporters of birthright citizenship say, well, the language is imprecise and the authors didn't really mean to exclude the offspring of Guatemalans born in states which didn't exist in 1868.  This is a clear violation of the Scalia originalist doctrine.  The Constitution is not a living document and should be read in the context of the events of 1868, not 2019.

Trump Is Right — Ending Birthright Citizenship Is Constitutional.  President Trump's announcement Tuesday [8/20/2019] that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar.  But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship.  An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship would face a certain court challenge that would wind up in the Supreme Court.  But based on my research of this issue over several years, I believe the president's view is consistent with the view of the framers of the amendment.

Trump says ending birthright citizenship [is] back on [his] agenda.  President Trump on Wednesday [8/21/2019] renewed his threat to cut off automatic birthright citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrant mothers.  "We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously," he told reporters at the White House.

Trump moves to cancel illegal immigrant family loophole.  President Trump will move Wednesday to cancel the family "loophole" that's allowed illegal-immigrant parents and children to pour into the U.S., proposing new rules that would replace the 2015 Flores Settlement court order that created a de facto catch-and-release policy for the families.  According to details provided by an administration official, migrant families could be held in detention together while their cases are heard by immigration judges.  That would supersede the 20-day limit imposed by the federal judge in Flores.

President Trump decision to end DACA was lawful, Justice Department says.  The Justice Department submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court Monday that stated President Trump acted lawfully when he decided to end the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA in September of 2017, according to a new report.  The Department of Homeland Security, "correctly, and at a minimum reasonably, concluded that DACA is unlawful," Justice Department lawyers wrote in a brief submitted to the Supreme Court late Monday [8/19/2019].

Press exploits the kids of illegals hauled off in immigration raid.  The press is having a field day exploiting children to attack President Trump and his effort to re-establish rule of law in immigration.  Tossing all previous compunction about showing a child's face on national television out the window, they put the cameras right in a little girl's face to get her to talk and cry about a recent immigration raid in Mississippi.  No blue dot for her over this little girl's face, they went full frontal instead, as if a child that young were capable of giving consent.  Now the video will follow the girl all her life, and will likely end up a topic for mocking memes, something no 11 year-old deserves.  Not a problem for the big-buck press, though, such as CBS, which in fact, does this a lot.

US Border Patrol shows toddler DNA revealed was used by migrant crosser pretending to be his father.  Though congressional Democrats remain reluctant to admit it, the "recycling" of illegal alien children remains a growing problem along the southern U.S. border.  First revealed by then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen back in March, these "recycling" operations involve cartel-affiliated smugglers using illegal alien children to help random, unrelated adults legally apply for asylum within the United States.

Seesaws Placed Across US-Mexico Border So That Children Can Play Together.  Bright pink seesaws were placed between the U.S.-Mexico border wall in New Mexico Monday so that children from Mexico and the U.S. could play with each other.  Two California professors, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, came up with the idea to develop a "Teetertotter Wall" between the border in 2009, according to Rael's Instagram.  The idea was meant to allow people to interact despite being separated by a wall.

Sen. Ron Wyden Escorts 8 1/2 Months Pregnant Mexican Woman and Her Family Across Border Into US.  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) posted a video Saturday bragging about how he had escorted an eight-and-a-half months pregnant migrant from Mexico into the U.S. because the woman allegedly was having a difficult pregnancy.  Wyden does not tell viewers that the woman is a Mexican citizen and that she brought her husband and 3-year-old son with her across the border.  Apparently there are no competent maternity hospitals in Mexico.

The Editor says...
There may be hospitals in Mexico, but they don't offer free U.S. citizenship with every birth.

Senator intervenes at border to help Mexican family apply for asylum.  A pregnant Mexican woman suffering complications was told by immigration officers that they couldn't process her family's asylum claim at the U.S. border on Saturday before a U.S. senator intervened to persuade the officers to take the woman to a Texas hospital.  While visiting a migrant shelter Saturday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) grew concerned about a woman who was 38 weeks pregnant and suffering from preeclampsia and other complications.  The senator and his staff decided to take the woman, her husband and 3-year-old son to a port of entry to make their asylum claim.

NBC News: 'Growing Number' of Pregnant Migrants Waiting to Deliver Anchor Babies in U.S..  A "growing number" of pregnant migrants from across Central America are waiting in Mexico as they hope to deliver their babies in the United States to secure them birthright citizenship, NBC News reports.  A report by NBC News chronicles how pregnant migrant women are increasingly flowing into shelters in Mexico along the southern border as the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy mandates they wait there while their asylum claims are reviewed.

AOC: U.S. Must Have 'Lifelong Commitment' to Migrant Children — Healthcare Services for Life.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said over the weekend that the United States government must have a "lifelong commitment" to illegal immigrant migrants separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and provide "mental healthcare services" to them "for the rest of their lives."  Speaking at a town hall event in Queens, New York, Ocasio-Cortez, who has referred to migrant detention centers as "concentration camps," reportedly argued that the U.S. government must make a "lifelong commitment" to migrant children because "even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days, you have already created life-long lasting trauma."

Playing the lawsuit lottery:
Refugee mothers separated at border to sue Trump administration for $3 million each.  Like thousands of Central American parents seeking asylum in the United States, Patricia panicked when, after she and her son crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last year, U.S. border agents took the boy away.  For weeks, she was crushed by fears that then-6-year-old Alessandro was lost forever.  Though they were eventually reunited, Patricia isn't ready to put the past behind her.  She wants the U.S. government to pay for her family's ordeal, and she has become part of a novel legal strategy to achieve that goal.

Former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan Explodes at Hearing, Goes Off on Unhinged Democrat.  For months Democrats claimed the record border crossings was a manufactured crisis.  Now they are attacking US Border Patrol for not having enough resources.  Congress is responsible to provide resources but they refuse to do their job.  The Democrats took turns attacking former ICE Director Tom Homan.  Rep. Garcia was particularly vile with his attacks on Homan.  Have we not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans?... Do you not care?  Is it because these children do not look like children that are around you?  I don't get it.  Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?

Tijuana authorities investigating migrant groups trying to buy children to cross into the United States.  Some migrants in Tijuana are trying to purchase children from vulnerable single mothers in local shelters so they can more easily cross into the United States, according to shelter directors, migrants and Tijuana law enforcement authorities.  Migrants in Tijuana shelters said they are alarmed after reports of single mothers being approached by groups of men who have offered to buy children to improve their chances of safely crossing into the United States.  A decades-old legal document, known as the Flores agreement, says migrant children should only be held briefly in U.S. border custody, which often means they are released, along with the parent or guardian with whom they crossed while they wait for their asylum cases to make their way through clogged immigration courts.

Kamala Harris Defends Mothers Paying Human Traffickers to Bring Their Daughters to US.  Democrats refuse to secure the border.  They refuse to care for suffering Americans.  They refuse to defend their country.  But they LOVE talking about bringing hundreds of thousands of poor illegal aliens into the US.  And they LOVE talking about all of the freebies they want to give illegal alien children.

Democrat 2020 illegal immigration hysteria reaches new heights.  The madness kicked off with the question of what should be done to the thousands of people converging daily at the southern border.  Kamala Harris announced that she "will release children from cages."  John Hickenlooper expressed his utmost disbelief "that this country would sanction federal agents to take children from the arms of their parents, put them in cages, actually put them up for adoption[.]"  "This president, though, for immigrants, there is nothing he will not do to separate a family, cage a child," Eric Swalwell chimed in.  To anyone affected by amnesia, let it be known that the president signed an executive order last year that directed the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together after they were detained crossing the border illegally.

Supreme Court to decide future of DACA protections for undocumented immigrants.  The Supreme Court said Friday [6/28/2019] it will review next term President Donald Trump's decision to terminate an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, setting up a potential decision in the heart of the 2020 presidential election.  A decision siding with the administration could strip protections for nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers.  Immigration was a signature issue during Trump's first presidential campaign and will be again in the upcoming election.  Democratic presidential hopefuls showed this week that they also intend on seizing on the issue, as they pledged to extend protections in two days of debates — some the top candidates even said they would do so on their first day in office.

A Viral Photo Of Children At Detention Facilities Got Blamed On Trump, Reality Tells A Different Story.  This is what, the 4th or 5th time a photo of kids at the border has gone viral that ended up not telling the real story?  In this case, the misleading was clearly intentional though, as you'll see.  A picture of children sleeping with aluminum thermal blankets on the floor of a CBP detention facility made the rounds this weekend.  It was posted by someone named Nancy Lee Grahn.  Apparently, I'm supposed to know who she is because she's on TV and has a blue check-mark, but admittedly, I've never heard of her.

The Editor says...
I don't watch TV any more, so I've never heard of her either.

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, unveiling his immigration policy outline ahead of the first 2020 debates, is calling for Congress to grant citizenship immediately to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.  The former vice president and Democratic polling leader unveiled some of his immigration priorities on Monday [6/24/2019] in a newspaper op-ed that blisters President Donald Trump for an "assault on the dignity" of the Latino community through policies and rhetoric designed to "scare voters" in 2020.

GOP's 'Recycled Children' Drama Beats Democrats' 'Family Separation' Claim.  GOP senators are putting Democrat senators on the defensive by directly spotlighting the Democrats' role in creating the "child recycling" problem on the U.S. border. [...] Migrants and coyotes are renting and trading hundreds of children to help them get through the Flores catch-and-release loophole in the border, according to agency reports.  The child-recycling business exists because the 2015 Flores loophole sets a 20-day limit on the family detentions.  That limit allows economic migrants to be released and get work permits if they just bring a child and ask for asylum from supposed persecution and criminal threats.

124K Anchor Babies Born in U.S. This Year So Far.  In the first five months of 2019, about 124,000 children of illegal aliens were born on U.S. soil, thus solidifying their permanent American citizenship due to the nation's birthright citizenship policy.  The total derives from a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis of Census Bureau data, which reveals that, on average, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country every year, with nearly 25,000 anchor babies born every month.  The Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted birthright citizenship and many legal scholars dispute the idea.

MS-13 Gang Member Used Chickenpox-Infected Toddler for Fake Family Claim.  An MS-13 gang member utilized an 18-month-old girl with chickenpox to make a fraudulent migrant family claim to gain entry into the U.S., federal officials said.  El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents found a migrant with a small child he allegedly claimed to be his daughter.  The child was determined to be infected with chickenpox, according to information obtained from El Centro Sector Border Patrol officials.

Communism Expert on What's Behind the Push for Open Borders.  As Congress holds hearing after hearing without any substantive fixes to immigration law, tens of thousands of illegal aliens cross the southwest border every week.  Most families don't bother claiming "credible fear" to Border Patrol anymore, knowing they'll be released anyway if they have a child with them.

ICE Agent:  Migrants Trade Children to Get Smuggling Discounts from Coyotes.  Coyotes are giving smuggling discounts to migrant parents who lend their young children to other migrants at the border, says a report by the Center for Immigration Studies.  "The child, real parent, unrelated adult client, and smuggler often make the trip together," said the report by Todd Bensman, a former manager at the Texas Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division.  "Only at the border is the child and bogus birth certificate given over to the paying migrant, who is expected to return the child days or weeks later once everyone is inside the United States," he said.

What's worse than being a 'caged' child?  Being in the 'care' of an open-borders advocate's migrant center.  [Scroll down]  And so much for the open borders lobby actually caring about "the most vulnerable" migrant children.  The story the Times uncovered is that this place, led by one of that lobby's top leaders, was a broken-down hellhole for migrant kids with zero food (a Venezuelan-style socialist diet), cockroaches, bedbugs, a flooded basement, a leaking roof, no heat, a record of locking kids out, bedroom windows that were just holes without glass, rooms with no light bulbs, rooms with kicked out walls, crumbling ceilings, accusations of failed supervision that meant only three of the kids went to school at one point, and at other times kids were dumped into the streets when school was not in session.  In still other cases, drug-dealers on the inside ran the show.  There were a lot of violations, some 143 cited, with 93 of those labeled as posing "an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of residents."

California lawmakers weigh budget proposals to cover health care for illegal immigrants.  California lawmakers are weighing proposals this week that would offer government-funded health care to adult illegal immigrants but are at odds over how far to go.  Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed $98 million a year to cover low-income illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25, but the state Assembly's bill would cover all illegal immigrants over the age of 19 living in California — a proposal that would cost an estimated $3.4 billion.

Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants faked family relationship with children to claim asylum.  An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.  ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 percent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner.  The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.

Nearly 100 charged in massive Green Card marriage scheme.  The marriages were short and not for love.  But instead of a Las Vegas-style, alcohol-fueled ceremony, these marriages were criminal schemes.  Authorities announced Monday that nearly 100 people have been indicted in a massive conspiracy in which immigrants paid as much as $70,000 to briefly marry a U.S. citizen and obtain a permanent resident card known as a "Green Card."  The indictment, returned by a grand jury in Texas late last month, accuses 96 people of taking part in the Houston-based criminal organization, which created sham marriages between legal U.S. residents and aliens, mostly from Vietnam, for years.

Fake Illegal Alien Families.  Remember Time magazine's fake-news "Crying Girl," promoted in June 2018 as a global symbol of Trump's heartless "zero tolerance" stance?  Two-year-old Yanela Sanchez was never separated from her mother.  In fact, she had been dragged across the border unbeknownst to and against the wishes of her father back in Honduras.  He obliterated the "all migrants are simply escaping persecution and violence" narrative by revealing that he had a "good job" and the family's life was "fine."  He "never got the chance to say goodbye" to his daughter before his wife paid a coyote $6,000 to bring them to the U.S.  Yanela's mother, who now bides her time awaiting an immigration-court hearing in migrant housing in Washington, D.C. (most likely subsidized by you and me), abandoned her husband and three other children for a chance to win in the asylum-fraud lottery.  She made the decision to tear her own family apart, not Trump.

Jihad at The Border.  While the media focuses on "migrant families" seeking entry to flee poverty and violence in their home countries, they ignore that not all families are actually families but may be committing fraud.  In fact, DHS is now sending ICE agents to the border who have expertise in identifying fraud documents because children are being, in a manner of speaking, "re-cycled" arriving at the border with adults who claim to be their parents.  Once released in the United States, the children are sent back to Mexico where they then return to the border with another set of "parents" who have no relationship to them.

Report: Dream Act 'On Hold' After Amnesty Activists Demand Criminals Get Path to Citizenship.  The DREAM Act has reportedly temporarily stalled in the House because amnesty activists are insisting that Democrats grant a pathway to citizenship to illegal immigrants who have committed crimes.  According to a Thursday evening [5/2/2019] Politico report, the pro-amnesty legislation that House leaders have prioritized as one of the most important of this Congress is now reportedly "on hold, with Democrats scrambling to draft language that can secure enough votes in committee and on the floor" without exposing moderate Democrats to some uncomfortable votes before their 2020 reelection races.

ICE starting 90-minute DNA tests on immigrant families at border.  Federal immigration officers working on the U.S.-Mexico border will start "as early as next week" carrying out rapid DNA tests on immigrants in custody who claim to be related, a Department of Homeland Security official told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday evening [5/1/2019].  The official said Immigration and Customs Enforcement will start a trial with the 90-minute DNA tests at unspecified locations on the southern border in an effort to verify familial claims and refer for prosecution adults who try to use an unrelated child to take advantage of U.S. policy.

Rent-A-Child Services Thriving at the Border.  Mindful of the leftist-led uproar over family separations at the border, immigration scammers are now taking advantage of American good will by "renting" children for cash to illegal aliens crossing the border to help them obtain quick release by the U.S. Border Patrol.  Depending on where you sit, it's either human-trafficking or social-justice entrepreneurship in action.  It was made possible when a leftist, Obama-appointed judge arrogated to herself the role of creating U.S. immigration policy and in the process incentivized the behavior.

Border Patrol: 'Kids Are Being Rented'.  A 1-year-old baby that a Honduran man tried to pass off as his child — to gain a quick release from Border Patrol after illegally crossing the border — was not his.  The man was caught only through the vigilance of Border Patrol agents.  By regulation, biographical information on children under 14 isn't taken.

ICE sees surge of 'fake families' at border looking to exploit U.S. law.  The number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who fraudulently posed as families with juvenile children at the border has soared, authorities reported Monday [4/29/2019], saying they have opened about 100 investigations and found more than 25 suspected cases in April alone.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it deployed six new teams of agents to the border in the last two weeks to combat smuggling fraud, and it's already paying off with the number of investigations.  Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said he sent the teams down to try to weed out "fake families using forged documents" to game U.S. immigration policy.

Data: 98K Illegal Aliens Graduating from U.S. High Schools Every Year.  The latest study from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) reveals the growing number of illegal alien teenagers who are enrolled and graduating from U.S. high schools.  Researchers find that about 98,000 illegal aliens every year graduate from high schools across the country.  Close to 30,000 of those illegal aliens, annually, are graduating from high schools in the sanctuary state of California which has the largest illegal alien population, totaling at least 2.2 million.  About 27 percent of all illegal aliens graduating high school every year are doing so in California, researchers found.

Border Patrol finds abandoned toddler with phone number on his shoes at border.  U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old migrant alone in a cornfield at the border between Mexico and Texas on Tuesday morning [4/23/2019], according to Customs and Border Protection officials.  The boy, who was crying when agents found him in the Rio Grande Valley near Brownsville, Texas, was identified only by a phone number and his name written on his shoes, the officials said.

American schools produce 100,000 illegal immigrant 'Dreamers' a year.  American high schools are churning out nearly 100,000 illegal immigrant "Dreamers" a year, according to a new study Wednesday that shows just how extensive the network of illegal immigrant families is in the U.S.  The Migration Policy Institute's research is the first in more than a decade to try to capture the size of the emergent Dreamer population, which is defined as illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as juveniles, lacking any immediate claims to legal status.  The think tank's numbers show the population has grown, from about 65,000 a year in 2003 to 98,000 graduating each year now.

Border Patrol identifies over 3,000 fraudulent family cases.  U.S. Border Patrol has identified over 3,000 fraudulent family unit cases in the last six months.  That is according to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.  He says the system is full and urges congress to act on current immigration policies.  "It's very clear that the cartel and smugglers know the weaknesses in our laws.  They know that family units and unaccompanied children will be released with no consequences for their illegal entries."  McAleenan adds the Rio Grande Valley Sector has been the main arrival point for immigrants in the last five years.  Stating U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended over 100,000 immigrants in March, the highest single month number in over a decade.

Beto O'Rourke's 3 Lies That Will Cost Him the Election.  [#3] Trump Put Kids in Cages:  This is the biggest lie of the bunch.  Before we destroy it, we'll acknowledge that under President Trump, immigrant children have been separated from their families.  That's the closest thing to a tinge of truth in Beto's statement.  Here's the real breakdown.  The separation of families at the border is a law that was written by Democrats, signed into law by President Clinton and then upheld by Democratic judges in the 9th Circuit.  It isn't President Trump's policy at all, and anyone who paid any attention would know that this practice happened under Obama's 8 year reign.  The change that President Trump introduced was to get rid of the actual cages.  Maybe you've seen a picture circulating of children in chain-link cages?  That was under Obama's Administration.  It was Donald Trump who ended that practice.  Beto isn't stretching the truth on this one.  He's telling as big a lie as there is.

In Fiery White House Gaggle, Trump Reminds Press That the Cages Were 'Built By Obama'.  President Trump is "not looking" to restart the process of separating illegal immigrant families at the border, he told press at the White House on Tuesday [4/9/2019] a couple of days after Kirstjen Nielsen resigned as DHS Secretary.  Customs and Border Protection President Kevin McAleenan has taken over as acting secretary.  Upon Nielsen's announcement, media figures like CNN's Jeffrey Toobin suggested Nielsen would be remembered as "the woman who put children in cages."  Trump upended that narrative on Tuesday, reminding reporters that it was his predecessor who introduced the policy.

Chris Cuomo Accidentally Exposes The Truth About Illegal Aliens Who Travel With Kids.  Chris Cuomo accidentally let the truth slip out on CNN during his recent "Cuomo at the Border" special.  While interviewing an illegal alien, Cuomo learns that the man is not really seeking asylum, although he'd happily accept it if offered.  No, what the illegal alien really wanted was a job, which he tells Chris without reservation.  Chris mistakenly took the interview a step further, asking why he dragged his son on the life threatening journey if he was simply coming here to work.  The illegal alien replied, "If I come here with my son, I'll be allowed to stay."

On-the-spot DNA tests could be key to ICE verifying 'immigrant families' at border.  The U.S. government has adopted a DNA testing system that would allow border officials to assess within two hours whether immigrants claiming to be in the same family are telling the truth.  Last June, the FBI approved the use of ANDE, an automated system which was developed with the military and can be operated by a nonscientist to process cheek swabs and other DNA.  In October, it was used on human remains found after wildfires swept through Northern California.  It is now under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security and could be used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Federal immigration officials believe the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is about to become more complicated due to an uptick in falsified documents being used by migrants.

Autopsy: Migrant child who died in US custody had infection.  The 7-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala who died while detained by the US Border Patrol succumbed to a bacterial infection, according to an autopsy released Friday [3/29/2019]. Jakelin Caal Maquin died on Dec. 8, a day after she and her father crossed the US border into a remote part of New Mexico in a group of 163 migrants.  She was the second child to die in Border Patrol custody in December, which sparked questions about the agency's ability to deal with migrant families.

Trump Administration Asking Congress to Make It Easier to Deport Migrant Children.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is requesting Congress pass a legislative measure that gives her department greater authority to address the growing migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.  Nielsen asked lawmakers to make it easier for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport unaccompanied alien children (UAC), to allow migrants to file asylum requests within their home countries, and for the authority to keep families requesting asylum in detention facilities until their cases are complete, according to a letter first obtained by NBC News.

No Right to College for Illegal Immigrants.  In an opinion handed down earlier this month, a three-judge panel upheld the right of the Georgia Board of Regents, which runs the state-university system, to verify the "lawful presence" of applicants before granting them admission as students to the "more selective schools in the University System."  Selective schools are defined as any Georgia college or university that "did not admit all academically qualified applicants" in the "two most recent academic years."  That applies to at least three state colleges, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the best-known engineering schools in the country.  This policy denies admission to aliens who received "deferred action" under the 2012 DACA memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Should we really have DACA kids ruling over us in Congress?  Want a gander at some one-sided reporting?  Take a look at what the normally centrist Roll Call has cranked out, openly advocating for congressional positions for DACA kids, who, along with other foreign nationals, are prohibited by law from assuming positions of governance in the federal government.  Legal foreigners in Congress are required by law to be taking steps, at least, toward U.S. citizenship.  DACA kids, who are here illegally but have the special privileges of DACA that other illegal aliens don't have, are not.

Democrats' Latest Plan Gives Amnesty to Already Deported DACA Illegals.  The latest wage-crushing, mass immigration initiative by House Democrats would allow already deported illegal aliens to apply for amnesty to permanently resettle in the United States.  A new plan by House Democrats known as the "Dream and Protection Act" gives amnesty to nearly three million illegal aliens who are eligible and enrolled in former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Democrats offer citizenship bill that goes beyond Dream Act.  House Democrats upped their ante on illegal immigration Tuesday [3/12/2019], unveiling a bill that could lift as many as 2.7 million migrants — mostly "Dreamers" — out of legal limbo and grant them a full pathway to citizenship.  The legislation would immediately carve those people out of danger of deportation and then create a longer path to apply for legal status and eventually to earn citizenship rights.  They would also gain rights to take their cases to federal courts, and some Dreamers who have been deported could apply to return to the U.S. and get on the same pathway to citizenship.

Kamala Harris Asks CBP: Why Do You Take Toys Away From Children in Your Custody?  At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) expressed more concern about the welfare of illegal alien children in U.S. custody than she did about the welfare of those same children on the perilous journey north, when they are subject to all kinds of injury and sexual abuse.  Harris was particularly concerned about allegations of sexual abuse in U.S. detention facilities; and about the removal of toys from children in Customs and Border Protection custody.

Catch and Release, Birthright Citizenship, Sanctuary Cities Continue Unaltered Despite Trump Opposition.  Trump's CPAC speech also included his denouncing of the country's birthright citizenship policy where the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens and foreign nationals are immediately granted American citizenship regardless of their parents' immigration status.  "We have people pouring in from not just the southern border and Mexico, but from China," Trump said.  "They have a baby on our land.  The baby becomes a citizen, welcome to the United States ... and then the parents come in because the baby is a citizen.  This is crazy.  They used to call them 'anchor babies' but they don't use that term anymore because it doesn't sound nice." [...] There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the country, a population that exceeds the total number of annual American births, as about 300,000 anchor babies are born every year, exceeding the total number of American births in 48 states.  Currently, the U.S. and Canada are the only developed nations in the world that offer unrestricted birthright citizenship.

Nancy Pelosi gives DACA kids the shiv.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lived up to her "cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding" characterization from her own daughter in the upcoming border deal, and not just for Republicans.  It's not just that the badly needed funds for a border wall were slashed to a mere $1 billion.  (As a means of comparison, the California bullet train got $77 billion allotted for its construction, with an easy $3 billion of that from the feds.)  Actually, the DACA kids got nothing.  The border wall for the DREAMers deal, sometimes put forward by President Trump as a means of sweetening the wall funding for the Democrats, didn't figure in the recently completed negotiations for government funding. What did get through as the magic bargaining chip for the meager wall funds was something far more disturbing:  expanded catch-and-release.

Breaking the Left's Deception of Black Americans.  Democrats authored the law separating children from their parents at the border.  Trump said he hates the law.  Fake news and Democrats are using this Democrat law to portray Trump as a villain.  Meanwhile, Democrats and fake news elevate to sainthood irresponsible foreign parents who send their children unaccompanied to make the extremely dangerous journey to America.  Border agents report 12-year-old illegal alien girls armed with birth control, Plan B pills, due to the high probability of being raped along the way.  What kind of parents subject their children to such horrors?

Feds bring first-ever charges against 'birth tourism' scheme.  Federal prosecutors announced an indictment Thursday against 19 people accused of running "birth tourism" operations in Southern California that helped thousands of pregnant Chinese women visit the U.S. just in time to give birth — thus securing American citizenship for their children.  The Justice Department said it's the first time the government has brought charges against such a business.  Women were charged up to $100,000, were arranged visitor visas, then kept in apartments here in order to give birth.  Under U.S. birthright policy almost anyone born on American soil — no matter if it's to an illegal immigrant, a legal visitor or a citizen — is automatically an American citizen.

It's time to end DACA — It's unconstitutional unless approved by Congress.  It's disappointing that the Supreme Court failed Tuesday to grant the Trump administration's appeal of a lower court order that prevents the president from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  But it's not the end of the story.  Importantly, the high court didn't reject the request filed by the Justice Department to allow President Trump to end DACA. The request is still pending.  If the Supreme Court grants the Justice Department's appeal of the lower court order between now and the end of June, the case to determine the fate of the DACA program will be heard during the next term of the court that begins in October.

A migrant caravan full of women and children led by a convicted child rapist?  The optics for the latest caravan don't get much worse than this:  Honduran border police arrested a 26-year-old fugitive they said was leading it and hauled him off to prison to serve the 15-year term that came of his 2015 conviction.  Caravan leader Juan Carlos Molina's crime?  Raping a younger than 12-year-old, his own little cousin, sneaking into her home as she awaited her mother's return from a late-working job with the door to her home ajar to let her back in, according to Honduras's Diario La Tribuna (story in Spanish).  If she had to leave the door open, it's quite likely it's because she had to go to sleep, meaning the rape was a bedroom invasion rape of a young girl, which is every girl's (and woman's) worst nightmare.  The raped girl then got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy.  Cops matched Molina's DNA to that of the infant, and that secured his conviction.

DHS: Two NY MS-13 Stabbing Suspects Exploited Unaccompanied Minor Loophole to Enter U.S..  Two of the three suspects in the MS-13 gang-related assault of a Long Island teenager exploited the unaccompanied minor loophole after crossing the border illegally in South Texas, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Breitbart News.  The two unaccompanied minors were transported to the New York area where they later allegedly carried out a vicious attack on a group of Huntington High School teens.

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws.  Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.  In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

DHS: Two NY MS-13 Stabbing Suspects Exploited Unaccompanied Minor Loophole to Enter U.S..  Two of the three suspects in the MS-13 gang-related assault of a Long Island teenager exploited the unaccompanied minor loophole after crossing the border illegally in South Texas, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Breitbart News.  The two unaccompanied minors were transported to the New York area where they later allegedly carried out a vicious attack on a group of Huntington High School teens.

Illegal Immigrant Crisis Extends into the American Classroom.  With Customs and Border Patrol agents reporting a rising number of family units crossing illegally into the United States, the American public school system is struggling to provide educational services for the children.  And to make matters worse, many of these students — after graduating from an American high school — struggle to find a job or go to college in the United States, which in turn necessitates a return to Mexico.  "It is a strain on both the students and the teachers," said Deborah Pace, a retired McAllen, Texas, schoolteacher, about the influx of illegal immigrant children.

The Crisis at the Border.  Twenty years ago, single men accounted for the vast majority of illegal immigrants; now families or minors are almost 60 percent of apprehensions.  Because of courtdictated rules limiting how long we can hold children, an anti-trafficking law that makes it impossible to easily send Central American minors home, and a broken asylum process — on top of strained resources across the board — we are routinely releasing migrants into the country, even though this is a policy that the Trump administration (rightly) opposes and desperately wants to reverse.  Our inability to control the flow encourages more migrants to come.

Rep. Steve King Reintroduces Birthright Citizenship Act.  For the fifth consecutive Congress, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act, that would prevent children born to illegal-alien parents in the United States from automatically receiving U.S. citizenship.  The bill was introduced with 20 original cosponsors.

Trump Gives the Media a Long-overdue Lesson About the Constitution.  President Donald Trump gave a long-overdue lesson to the White House press corps about the Constitution's limits on executive power — limits the media largely ignored under President Barack Obama, because they agreed with Obama's policies and wished to see him succeed politically.  Trump pointed out that Democrats had lost interest in negotiating over the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program when a federal judge in San Francisco ruled last year that the Trump administration's decision to cancel the policy was unlawful.  Republicans have always considered DACA unconstitutional, because Obama created it in defiance of Congress, and because he did so by extending his powers of prosecutorial discretion to an unprecedented number of cases, numbering nearly a million beneficiaries.

Democrats don't want DACA.  One of the keys of negotiation is knowing what the other guy wants.  President Trump does not need my counsel as he negotiates with Congress over the shutdown and the wall.  But readers must be aware that the last thing Democrats want is the codification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because that would be a step toward ending illegal immigration.  Democrats want illegal immigration.  They want an underground economy.  They want gangs.  They want chaos.  We know Democrats oppose DACA or any other amnesty because they turned down President Bush 43's offer in 2006, and once they took Congress and later the presidency, they never brought up the subject.

Number of sick kids soars at border; tuberculosis, flu, infections land migrants in hospitals.  Border authorities are referring 50 people a day for urgent medical care, including tuberculosis, flu and even pregnant women about to give birth, a top official said Monday [12/31/2018], saying it's unlike anything they've ever seen before.  Most of those in need of care are children, and a staggering 28 percent are under age 5, having been dragged along for the trip by parents who in many cases are hoping to use the children as a shield against speedy deportation from the U.S.

The same emotional leverage is at work overseas:
Church of England urges compassion for Channel migrants.  The Church of England has urged greater compassion in the migration debate as new figures revealed an influx of lone child refugees among the boatloads of people crossing the Channel.  As Sajid Javid faced calls by Tory MPs to deploy the Royal Navy to stop migrants reaching the UK, the Right Rev Trevor Willmott, bishop of Dover, said the home secretary needed to remember that those attempting the perilous crossing were people in need.

CNN Reporter Admits U.S. Law Entices Illegals to Bring Kids to Improve Their Chances.  On Friday morning [12/28/2018], CNN correspondent Dan Simon surprisingly admitted that U.S. law has sent the message to Central Americans that it is a good idea to bring childen with them to the country because it increases their chances of being able to stay, citing the mother of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who recently died of the flu in Border Patrol custody.

Building the wall will prevent more tragedies at the border.  Back in April, the Department of Justice sought to prevent illegal border crossing with a "zero tolerance" policy that involved a large expansion of criminal prosecutions.  By June, holding facilities in Texas were packed, and pictures of crying children separated from parents hijacked any rational explanations, forcing President Trump to put the policy on hold.  The move stopped the media feeding frenzy, but didn't plug the porous border.  Now the frenzy is back, this time over dead children.  Just last week, an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in custody, the second child from that country to die on the American side in a month.  The first was a 7-year-old girl, and both children had been held with a parent after crossing illegally.

Parents Of 8-Year-Old Migrant Who Died Brought Boy For Easier US Entry.  The mother of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody has revealed her family's reasons for bringing the boy on the dangerous trek to the U.S. border.  In an interview with Reuters, Catarina Alonzo said that her husband took her son with him to the border in the hopes that the child would afford them easier entry into the United States.  Instead, 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo became ill and passed away.

Father of Guatemalan boy who died believed bringing the 8-year-old would ease entry into the U.S..  The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told the Associated Press.  Felipe Gomez Alonzo died Monday at a New Mexico hospital after suffering coughing, vomiting and fever, authorities said.  It was the second such death this month.

Not Reported by Fake News:  Father of Guatemalan Boy Who Died in US Custody Declined Further Medical Treatment for Son.  An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in Customs and Border Protection custody in New Mexico very early Tuesday morning [12/25/2018] after being transferred to the hospital earlier Monday.  According to reports, the boy's father was with him in the hospital where he was diagnosed with a cold.  Doctors gave the boy amoxicillin and medication to bring his fever down then released him.

Dem Sen. Merkley:  Migrant Children Being Hurt 'Deliberately as Part of a Political Strategy'.  On Saturday's [12/15/2018] broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy," Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that "trauma is being inflicted" on migrant children in shelters "as part of a political strategy, to hurt children deliberately as part of a political strategy."  Merkley said that "almost every conversation we have," the number of children in the shelters increases.

DHS Raises Alarms of Growing Mobs of Sick Migrants.  Before the two children died in the past week, no one died.  That is a testament to the great — and expensive — medical care they receive at taxpayer expense.  Despite the obvious invasion, Democrats won't lift a finger to secure the borders.  They also don't care that the people are sick.  Many have serious, contagious diseases.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requesting that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) investigate the cause of the growing number of sick migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, officials revealed to reporters Wednesday morning [12/26/2018].  A DHS official told reporters that "literally dozens" of sick migrants are being transported to hospitals across the border each day.  There are growing numbers of children showing illness are present in border patrol custody.

Here are the Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018.  [#1] The Washington Post blames the Border Patrol for the death of a 7-year-old migrant:  The Washington Post published a story in December focusing on a 7-year-old migrant child from Guatemala who died in border patrol custody.  Despite WaPo's misleading headline suggesting border patrol was to blame for the girl's death, the full timeline of events and statements from the girl's father praising border agents revealed a different story.

Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment For Sick Child Before Death.  The father of the Guatemalan child who died Christmas Eve denied further medical treatment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents after the child vomited following an initial examination from doctors, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on a call to reporters Wednesday [12/26/2018].  Government officials provided further details, including the startling disclosure of the father's behavior, regarding the timeline of the child's deteriorating condition.  According to officials, the 8-year-old boy, Felipe Gomez Alonzo, was given multiple medical examinations by doctors before being released with prescription medications.

The Hysteria From America-Last Liberals.  Before the Trump presidency, the media might have hesitated to hype a story about illegal immigrants who drag a sickly child through the desert, then retain advocates and lawyers who blame her death on the country they tried to enter.  But since any stick will do against Trump, CNN and company couldn't resist peddling that outrageous storyline.  American border officials had in fact gone to great expense and trouble to chopper the Guatemalan child to a hospital and provide the best possible care to her.  But you would have never known that from the headlines.  Most of the headlines portrayed the child dying in American "custody"  — a headline that makes about as much sense as "Victim Fails to Save Mugger's Life."  The child's cardiac arrest, dehydration, and septic shock was due to the deprivation of water and food in parental, not American, custody.

Obama said illegal alien parents put their children's 'lives at risk'.  When a seven-year-old girl died of dehydration and shock while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody after being brought here illegally by her father, Democrats and the liberal MSM immediately began blaming her death on President Trump's border and immigration policies.  The fact that the little girl hadn't consumed food or water for several days and endured who knows what other physical and emotional trauma over the grueling and dangerous two-thousand-mile journey from her home in Guatemala didn't seem to affect the narrative of Democrats and the MSM that President Trump is somehow responsible for her tragic death.  What's also missing from the Democrat and MSM narrative is any mention of Obama's border and immigration policies — especially his personal feelings regarding children and illegal immigration.

Democrats Shamelessly Exploit the Death of Little 7-Year Old Jakelin.  There is extreme hate coming from the left as they demonize the wrong people for the death of the little Guatemalan girl Jakelin Caal Maquin.  The long and dangerous trip killed her.  Her father knows that and said he is very grateful to First Responders for all they did to help her; they did all they could, he said.  Despite the facts, the usual leftists are blaming the very men who helped her — the Customs and Border Patrol.

Stephen Miller Decimates Leftists Over Death Of 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl; Explains Importance Of Border Wall.  Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday where he blasted "left wing, activist" judges for rulings that have put lives of Americans and migrants at risk by incentivizing the "most vulnerable populations" to come to the United States. [...] "This is a very fundamental issue," Miller said.  "At stake is the question of whether or not the United States remains a sovereign country.  Whether or not we can establish and enforce rules for entrance into our country.  The Democrat Party has a simple choice, they can either choose to fight for America's working class or to promote illegal immigration."  [Video clip]

Grandfather of Late Guatemalan Girl Says Family Owes Money to Human Smugglers.  The relatives of a young Guatemalan girl not only have to deal with the pain of burying their loved one, they must still pay the ruthless human smuggling organization that took them from their home country to the U.S. The family in Guatemala remains hopeful that the father of seven-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin will be allowed to stay in the U.S. where he could find work and pay off a sizable debt that the family owes to a human smuggling organization in their home country, Telemundo reported.

No, ICE is NOT to blame for tragic death of 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, and the media is LYING about it.  The media is running crazy stupid again with the story of a migrant girl who arrived at the border so dehydrated that she died very soon after immigration officials took her in. [...] The media is lying about the circumstances of her death to make it sound like all of our border officials are evil [people] just waiting to kill migrants.  That's just not the case.

Report:  Father of Deceased Migrant Girl Says Border Patrol Did All They Could.  The father of seven-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin reportedly told the Guatemalan Consul General he had "no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.  Guatemalan Consul General Tekandi Paniagua told CNN that Nery Gilberto Caal, the father of the little girl who died on December 8 after entering the U.S. and being detained by Border Patrol agents, told him the agents did everything they possibly could do to help his daughter.

Never mind the facts, here come the lawyers...
Father Of Guatemalan Girl Who Died In Border Patrol Custody Hires Lawyers, Claims Daughter Wasn't Dehydrated.  The father of Jakelin Caal, who died in United States Customs and Border Protection custody, has reportedly hired a pair of attorneys and is challenging the Department of Homeland Security's claims of how his daughter died. [...] The attorneys now say that, "Jakelin had not been crossing the desert for days.  Jakelin's father took care of Jakelin — made sure she was fed and had sufficient water," and that they "sought asylum from the Border Patrol as soon as they crossed the border."

Border Patrol defends handling, medical care of 7-year-old girl who died in custody.  Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials made a concerted effort Friday [12/14/2018] to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old girl in government custody after she and her father were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border into New Mexico.  Since the Washington Post first reported on the girl's case Thursday [12/13/2018], five days after she died from dehydration and cardiac arrest, Democrats have called for an investigation and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has criticized how migrants apprehended on the border are treated once arrested.

Dianne Feinstein claws away line between partisan crassness and felonious incivility.  Mrs. Feinstein, who crossed a different line in her intemperate treatment of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearing, is the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat.  Now she's accusing agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security of maltreating a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in DHS custody after her father attempted to sneak her into the U.S. in a remote part of New Mexico on Dec. 3.  Homeland officials say her death was her father's fault for not having alerted them to her condition for eight of the hours agents held her and her father in custody awaiting transportation to the nearest U.S. Border Patrol station 90 miles away.  Agents say they gave her the standard examination they gave the 262 other people in the group seeking to jump the border at the Antelope Wells (N.M.) Port of Entry.  Mrs. Feinstein called the border agents and Homeland Security liars.

7-year-old dies after border journey; DHS says she was 'overcome by the elements'.  A 7-year-old illegal immigrant girl died last week after being caught jumping the border with her parent, the apparent victim of the rough journey north through Mexico, Homeland Security said Friday morning [12/14/2018].  She was found Dec. 6 by Border Patrol agents, reportedly part of a large group of Central Americans who'd just crossed into the U.S. She was in Border Patrol custody for eight hours, and agents noticed she was having seizures and had a fever of 105.7 degrees.  She was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in El Paso, had a heart attack, was revived but did not recover and died within a day, Homeland Security said.

Mark Krikorian:  Democrats Try to Use Dead Child as 'Martyr for Open Borders'.  President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen must wrap the blame for the dehydration death of a seven-year-old migrant child around the necks of her father, Ninth Circuit judges, and open-border progressives, says Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.  Democrats "are trying to turn this poor little girl into a martyr for open borders," he said.  Most Americans are not closely following the details, and they can be swayed by media-magnified emotional arguments from the Democrats, Krikorian said.

Bad decisions sometimes have bad consequences.
Deceased Migrant Girl's Father Did Not Report Illness for 7 Hours, Says CBP.  CBP officials stated that the father of the seven-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody on December 7 claimed she was in good health until seven hours after they were apprehended.  The father made mention of the girl being sick as they began a two-hour bus ride from the forward operating base to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.  Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told reporters on a national conference call that the young girl was part of a large group of 163 migrants who illegally crossed the border at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry at about 10 p.m. on December 6.  The port of entry was closed at the time of the crossing and the migrants entered the U.S. illegally, officials stated.

DACA Amnesty Would Render Border Wall Useless, Cost Americans $26B.  A deal in which President Trump accepts an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for minor border wall funding would be counterproductive to the "America First" goals of the administration, depressing U.S. wages in the process ahead of the 2020 election.  As Breitbart News has extensively chronicled, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the DACA program last year, although it's official termination has been held up in court by left-wing judges.

CBP Chief:  Central American Smugglers Act Like 'Travel Agencies' Advertising Catch and Release.  Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said on Friday [12/7/2018] that human smugglers in Central America act like "travel agencies" to convince individuals and families to pay thousands of dollars to reach the U.S. border with Mexico.  McAleenan, who made the remarks at the Council of the Americas in Washington, DC, said there must be "awareness and recognition" about what is "actually being advertised by smugglers who start this at the retail level — almost like a travel agencies in communities in Central America, saying 'If you bring a child with you, you will be released if you cross the border illegally and you'll be allowed to stay in the United States.'"

Birthright Citizenship as a Magnet.  A birth to one of the migrants associated with the immigrant caravan currently in Tijuana underscores the magnet effect that this interpretation of the 14th Amendment has on aliens who are considering entering the United States illegally. [...] The eight-month-pregnant woman in the Associated Press article, identified as 19-year-old Maryury Serrano Hernandez, for example, obviously should have been discouraged from undertaking the strenuous effort to enter the United States without authorization at a heavily patrolled portion of the border.  That she gave birth before reaching full term suggests the arduous nature of such action.  So why did she do it?  That article gives the answer, quoting Hernandez as stating that "giving birth in the U.S. was a 'big reward' for the family's grueling journey."  Unfortunately, she was correct.

Caravan Migrant Delivers [a] Baby [after only one] Day in [the] USA Who Will Be Eligible for Citizenship.  A migrant who traveled with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans to Tijuana delivered a baby in California after illegally crossing the border.  The child will be awarded birthright citizenship.  A woman named "Maryuri" in an NBC report reveals she delivered her baby in San Diego.

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US.  A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants has given birth on U.S. soil [11/26/2018] shortly after entering the country illegally.

Whatever it takes to get the ball over to goal line.
Border Patrol Video Shows Migrant Children Being Dropped from Border Wall.  A Yuma Sector Border Patrol camera operator observed a suspected human smuggler dropping two small children from the top of an 18-foot border wall.  At least one of the children suffered an injury from the drop.

DHS: 170 Fake Families Separated At The Border In Just Under 6 Months.  The Department of Homeland Security released data Tuesday about the propensity of illegal immigrants to pose as parents in order to gain easier access into the United States.  According to data from DHS, there has been a 110 percent increase in male adults showing up at the border with children.  Further, DHS separated 507 illegal immigrants between April 19 and September 30 because they fraudulently claimed they were part of a family unit.

The lawsuit lottery:  It's the American Way!
Illegal immigrant mother sues U.S. government for $60 million over child death.  The mother of a toddler who died weeks after being released from the nation's largest family detention center filed a legal claim seeking $60 million from the U.S. government for the child's death.

Debunking 3 Myths About Trump Border Enforcement.  [#1] Child Separation:  The long-running narrative has been that Border Patrol officials are separating children from parents.  However, that doesn't take into account fraudulent families, DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman noted in a statement.  From April 19 to Sept. 30, the government separated a total of 507 illegal immigrants within "family units" that weren't legitimate, meaning the adults were not parents or guardians of the children, Waldman said.  A total of 170 family units were separated based on lack of family relation, she said, including 197 adults and 139 juveniles.  Another 87 family units, including 171 adults, were separated based on a child determined to be over 18.  The Rio Grande Valley in Texas had the highest number of reported fraudulent cases.

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.

The applicable immigration law
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.

"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 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.

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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 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.

Newsroom cliché alert!
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

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 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/ 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 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?

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

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

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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."

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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

$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.


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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