Immigration  Issues

Editor's note:
This page is the repository for older news and opinion articles about immigration-related topics prior to the 2016 presidential election — have been relocated to this page.  The most current news and opinion items are located here.

Subtopics on other pages

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

News items and archival commentary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama: SCOTUS Ruling Doesn't Change My 'Priorities' — I'm Still Not Deporting Most Illegals.  On Thursday morning [6/23/2016], Supreme Court upheld an injunction on Obama's 2014 Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents policy by a 4-4 split vote.

Report: 4,948,000 illegals eligible for amnesty, 716,000 in battleground states.  With the Supreme Court readying its decision on President Obama's illegal immigrant amnesty programs, a new report shows that nearly 5 million aliens would be eligible for just two of the president's initiatives, or nearly half of the total population of undocumented immigrants.  What's more, the interactive map of those eligible for amnesty finds that the 2016 presidential battleground states would be heavily impacted, since 716,000 live in those nine states.

What is Treason?  We are not at war with Mexico, yet Mexico sends us millions of people through illegal channels.  In normal times, this would be called an invasion.  It would be grounds for war.  If millions of Americans illegally crossed into Mexico, certainly the international community would condemn it as a warlike act.  Are those within the government that support this via aid and succor treasonous?  I don't know the jurisprudence to make such a decision, naturally, but I do suggest that this should be investigated.  If they are illegal immigrants, the decision is simple:  deport them.  They are active agents of chaos and destruction and have no right to be here.  If they are legal immigrant citizens, then the charge of treason should be investigated.  They have violated their oaths.

They have overloaded San Diego with refugees and now they are boo-hooing!  Of course this whine-fest is for one of two reasons (or both at once!).  The Refugee Resettlement Industry wants more of your money for programs (welfare, housing, medical care etc.) and because San Diego and other big cities have foolishly been so "welcoming" and consequently overloaded, that the industry now has a big excuse to resettle refugees to small (newly targeted) cities throughout America including Reno, NV, Rutland, VT, Charleston, WV, Ithaca, NY, Fayetteville, AR and Missoula, MT.

Obama administration on track to grant one million green cards to people from Muslim-majority countries.  More than 800,000 people from Muslim majority countries have gotten green cards since 2009, wth the number set to hit 1 million before President Obama leaves office.  The data, released by a Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest, reflect a steady uptick in migration from Muslim nations in recent years — even as Donald Trump seeks to put a pause on Muslims visiting the United States.  The biggest increase in permanent residents came from Pakistan and Iraq, with more than 100,000 coming from each country.  Bangledesh had 90,000, Iran had 85,000, and Egypt had 56,000, while Somalia had 37,000, according to data published by Breitbart News.

Already this year, more illegal alien families have crossed the border than last year.  According to government statistics, more illegal alien families have cross the border in 2016 than all of 2015.  The reason given by the government's own immigration lawyer is the policy of non-enforcement of the law by the Obama administration. [...] Word about the near open border policies of the US spreads fast in Central American countries that are sending this tidal wave of illegals to the US.  They have every reason to believe they will be welcomed with open arms once they get here.

The Past Six Presidents Have All Used The Executive Power To Block Certain Classes Of Immigrants.  Donald Trump has received much flak from Democrats and Republicans alike for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S through executive authority.  However, the past six presidents have all used the executive power to bar different classes of immigrants.  Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states:  "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."

SCOTUS has unequivocally held that any grounds may be used for immigration bans.  [Donald] Trump appears to be on solid constitutional ground when calling for a Muslim immigration ban.  David Cole, the George J. Mitchell professor in law and public policy and an expert in constitutional and national security law at Georgetown University, was unequivocal in his review article: [...]

Illegal families surge across border; 2016 already worse than 2015.  The number of illegal immigrant families jumping the border so far this fiscal year has already topped all of 2015, according to Homeland Security statistics released Friday that show the administration's border problems continue to grow.  Some 6,788 people traveling as families were caught on the southwest border in May — a leap of more than 20 percent over April, and putting the total for the first eight months of the fiscal year at nearly 45,000.  That's already well above the 2015 yearlong total of fewer than 40,000, though it's short of the record pace set in 2014, when a massive surge exposed massive holes in the U.S. immigration system.

Orlando Massacre Shows We Must Stop Teaching Children to Hate America.  The founders knew that the constitutional republic they were crafting required a single nation with one national identity smelted out of different ethnicities.  Right away, in 1776 in fact, they came up with the concept of E Pluribus Unum.  To instill the new creed into the immigrants already flocking to America, they set an educational system that would create a nation with one national identity.  Starting in the early 1800s with the Common Schools and continuing later through the Ellis Island period, American schools Americanized new comers.  As historian Mark Edward DeForrest put it, the Common Schools had, ["]a large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe.  The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs.  Rather, the schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American experience.["]  Schools taught that being an American required a belief in individual liberty and that rights are granted to us by virtue of our existence, not through government action.  These principles united all people who came to this country in deeply rooted patriotism.  For the past three decades, for reasons that will also require analysis (though at a later date), we have been doing exactly the opposite.  The new model, exemplified by the bestselling historian Howard Zinn, is to present America as a spectacular experiment in oppression.

Treatment of immigrants in Mexico much worse than any other country.  Hernandez Martinez came to Mexico to escape a brutal drug cartel in Honduras, but his treatment in Mexico isn't much better.  On May 30, local police robbed him and then threw him and five other migrants from Central America off of a moving train in this town about 100 miles northeast of Mexico City.  "The police took all the money I was carrying," the 41-year-old woodcutter said of the $120 he had borrowed from several relatives to make the journey.  "Now I don't have a penny.  There is nothing to go back to."  Martinez said four other Hondurans he was traveling with had been taken away earlier in Oaxaca, south of here, by local gang members "in front of (Mexican) authorities."

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught, feds admit.  Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday [6/14/2016], describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S.  At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that's reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said.  But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don't rise to the level of being priority targets.

Sessions: 'Dictator' Obama flooding rural towns with illegals.  A chief critic of President Obama's open door immigration policies on Thursday slammed him as a "dictator" who is filling rural towns with illegal immigrants instead of turning them away at the border and telling them to enter legally.  Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the administration's plan to ship some 2,000 illegals to his state has been met with the same outrage as other efforts to take undocumented immigrants seized in Texas and Arizona and house them as far away as Massachusetts.

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Wake up.  You're a Senator!  If you think Obama is a dictator, impeach him!

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas almost never caught, feds admit.  Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday, describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S.  At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that's reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said.  But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don't rise to the level of being priority targets.

As I Noted 10 Years Ago, Mass Deportation Would Pay For Itself.  One AAF report put the total cost of removing all 11.3 million illegals living in the U.S. at between $420 billion and $619 billion.  That is based on the assumption that 20% of the aliens would leave voluntarily.  But let's do the math.  Deducting those who would self-deport we are left with 8.96 million illegals that the U.S. government would have to forcibly deport.  Dividing AAF's low and high cost estimates by these involuntary deportees, we arrive at a per deportee cost ranging from $45,000 to $67,000.  By comparison, ICE — the government agency in charge of deportations, estimates that it costs $12,500 to deport an illegal alien.  What gives?  The AAF study assumes that it would take 20 years — 20 years! — to remove all illegals from the U.S.  This absurdly long farewell is required, AAF says, because ICE currently has the capacity to eject only 400,000 illegals per year.

The Mexicanization of North America.  For nearly 200 years the United States and Mexico coexisted as a series of antonyms separated by a desert.  The United States was prosperous and free.  Mexico was poor and despotic.  For a time, the United States was the preeminent middle-class society.  Mexico has been a society of extremes.  For most Americans, Mexico was a place to score some peyote or escape from the law, and the only Mexicans seen were in movies directed by Sam Peckinpah and John Ford.  Today, Mexicans can be seen in every region of the United States, and together with other "Latinos" are now the largest ethnic minority in the country.  Mexican nationals are cultivating marijuana plantations on national forest land in California and Colorado.  They have driven down wages in Midwestern meatpacking plants.  Mexican drug cartels have established a permanent presence within the United States and form the "perfect system" for distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin throughout the country.

The Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, Americans have been thanked and continue to be thanked by all sorts of carriers of multiculturalism.  The open southern border, an instrument of forced multiculturalism, has brought us gangs, and criminals, and drugs, and murderers, and cartels, all of which are simply part of the cultures of the countries from which their carriers traveled to enrich us with their superiority.  The left so values these contributions, including the senseless murders of Americans by repeat offenders who prey on American citizens with the tacit permission of our government, that they proudly tout their "sanctuary cities", which aid and abet the predators, while sacrificing the prey in the name of tolerance and smug superiority.

San Francisco Moves to Open Voting to Illegals.  San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar says the political climate is right to grant illegal immigrants the right to vote.  While even notoriously liberal San Francisco voters have rejected past efforts to grant voting privileges to illegals, Fox News reports that Mar thinks the backlash against Donald Trump will yield a strong turn-out of Latino and anti-Trump voters to the polls to pass his proposed charter amendment.

U.S. Doesn't Track if Millions in Biz "Loans" to Refugees on Public Assistance Are Repaid.  The U.S. government gives refugees on public assistance special "loans" of up to $15,000 to start a business but fails to keep track of defaults that could translate into huge losses for American taxpayers, records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal.  The cash is distributed through a program called Microenterprise Development run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement.  Since 2010 the program has granted thousands of loans to refugees that lack the financial resources, credit history or personal assets to qualify for business loans from commercial banks.  Most if not all the recipients already get assistance or subsidies from the government, according to the qualification guidelines set by the Microenterprise Development Program.  It's a risky operation that blindly gives public funds to poor foreign nationals with no roots in the U.S. and there's no follow up to assure the cash is paid back.  The idea behind it is to "equip refugees with the skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs" by helping them expand or maintain their own business and become financially independent.

House orders Library of Congress to maintain 'illegal alien'.  The House voted Friday [6/10/2016] to order the Library of Congress to keep using the term "illegal alien" to describe those who come to the U.S. without authorization, saying that as long as federal laws written by Congress use those terms, so should their official records-keeper.  The library earlier this had proposed changing, saying that despite being used in law, the term had "become pejorative" and needed to be axed.  Instead the library said it would use "noncitizen" to refer to illegal immigrants, and "unauthorized immigration" to refer to the broader issue.

San Francisco to try yet again to give illegal immigrants voting rights.  After two failed bids to grant voting rights to illegal immigrants, some San Francisco officials believe they have found the man who can make it happen:  Donald Trump.  A proposed charter amendment drafted by Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar would give illegal immigrants with kids in the public school system the right to vote in school elections.  Voters have rejected two previous ballot proposals, but Mar is betting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry the pro-illegal immigrant proposal if he can get it on the November ballot.

Hillary Tells Univision Instead Of Wall, She Will Build Bridge.  Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the United States' border with Mexico.  When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."

DOJ Resists Court Order to Provide Ethics Training for Its Lawyers and Wants to Hide the Names of Illegal Aliens Granted Amnesty.  The Justice Department is resisting a judge's order to provide ethics training for its lawyers and is objecting to turning over to the court the names of illegal aliens who were granted what amounts to administrative amnesty ("deferrals") in stark violation of an injunction issued by the court.  On May 19, Judge Andrew Hanen of the of the Southern District of Texas issued an order imposing sanctions on the Justice Department and its lawyers for unethical conduct, which included repeatedly lying to him in court.  U.S. v. Texas is the immigration lawsuit filed by 26 states against the Obama administration over its plan to provide deferrals, work permits, and other government benefits to almost 5 million illegal aliens.  Hanen issued a preliminary injunction in February 2015 preventing implementation of the plan.

Amid Surge DHS Tries Scaring Illegal Aliens from Entering U.S. with Media Campaign.  With record numbers of illegal immigrant minors still pouring into the United States through Mexico the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has turned to a media campaign — in lieu of increased border security — to try to stop the flow. [...] They've launched a Spanish media campaign in hopes of scaring would-be illegal crossers from coming to the U.S. via the Mexican border.  The experiment includes a series of 60-second Spanish videos featuring real-life illegal immigrants from Central America who share details of their frightening experience with human smugglers during their 1,600-mile trek to the U.S.  In the first video released last week by CBP a young Central American mother, whose face is never shown, recounts her experience.

Three Excellent Examples of Investigative Journalism on Migration Topics.  There has been all too little investigative reporting regarding immigration matters, but there were two remarkable exceptions to that last month, and a third late last year.  These three long, well researched articles dealt with scandals in a huge California visa mill, multiple problems in the EB-5 program, and in the H-2B program for temporary alien non-agricultural workers, perhaps the most ignored of the migration trouble spots.

DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch.  The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way.  Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.

Administration accuses judge of scaring illegals away from signing up for Obama's amnesty.  The Obama administration accused a federal judge Tuesday of sowing "fear and confusion" among illegal immigrants, potentially scaring them away from signing up for President Obama's deportation amnesty by demanding immigration officials submit names of tens of thousands of migrants who've already enrolled.  Justice Department lawyers also asked Judge Andrew S. Hanen not to force thousands of attorneys to take remedial ethics classes — an order the judge issued two weeks ago after he concluded that the administration intentionally and repeatedly misled him by implementing part of the amnesty, even as they assured the court it wasn't in operation yet.

ICE spends millions flying illegal immigrant children across US.  The Obama administration has spent at least $18.5 million to fly "unaccompanied children" caught crossing into the country illegally to locations inside the United States, according to newly obtained figures.  The numbers, shared with by the Senate subcommittee on immigration, were provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to questions from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  The numbers shed light on the extent of a program that has drawn scrutiny not just from lawmakers but the federal courts, amid concerns the U.S. government is effectively aiding smugglers.

DHS admits it's still violating judge's order on immigration amnesty.  Homeland Security has discovered more three-year amnesty applications it approved in defiance of a federal judge's firm injunction, lawyers told the court late Wednesday — less than a week after the judge delivered a vicious spanking to the administration for repeatedly bungling the case.  Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said as they were preparing for their latest update to the court, they discovered three more three-year amnesties they had sent out, after Judge Andrew Hanen had ordered them not to.

Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days.  Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.  However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.

Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency.  A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency.  Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.

The Mexico Way.  Obviously from context, Trump's "They're rapists" does not mean, as often alleged, "They're all rapists."  Instead, he's raising the apparently excessively subtle question:  "Why, with all the world to choose from, do we let immigrate any rapists?"  After all, the Harvard admissions office doesn't feel satisfied if they hold their rapist admission rate down to the national average.  America is the Harvard of immigrant destination countries, so why should it import problem people?  But, to the press, that question seems inappropriate to ask.  America isn't worthy of high standards like Harvard is.  Instead, the 7 billion citizens of foreign countries should be assumed to have a civil right, under the Zeroth Amendment to the Constitution, to move to America whenever they feel like it — especially if a majority of Americans don't want them here.  Moreover, it's striking how few in the press demonstrated any understanding of Trump's statement "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best."

Illegal Immigrants Sue After Landlord Demands Documentation For Housing.  Four Latino families filed papers to sue their Virginia landlord Monday [5/23/2016] after he threatened eviction due to illegal family members living on the premises.  The civil rights lawsuit filed by families living in Waples Mobile Home Park in Fairfax County, Va., claims it is discriminatory to require a social security number for residency.  The landlords at the mobile home park are requiring residents to provide either a social security card, passport or valid visa with documentation to renew their leases, reports The Washington Post.

Justice rots from the top.  Federal judges typically choose their words carefully.  They are not prone to exaggeration.  This is deliberate.  One reason is that it makes their words have more impact, particularly on those rare occasions when they decide it is necessary to slough off the restraints and let loose on a misbehaving litigant or attorney.  That's what a federal judge did Thursday, when he turned his baleful eye on attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department who were litigating the deferred-action immigration case that the Supreme Court will soon decide.  The attorneys had lied to the court about when the Department of Homeland Security would begin implementing President Obama's immigration executive order.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denounced their conduct as "unseemly and unprofessional." Their lies, the judge noted, conned the 26 plaintiff states that were suing to stop the executive action, into "foregoing a request for a temporary restraining order."

New immigration detention facility to include separate transgender housing.  A new immigrant detention facility opening in November will house about 700 detainees, including a separate 36 bed unit for transgender immigrants[.]  Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok told the new Prairieland Detention Center will operate with the agency's most advanced care guidelines for transgender detainees.  Each will have an individualized detention plan "covering items such as searches, clothing options, hygiene practices, medical care, and housing assignments."

Federal Judge Issues 'Extraordinary' Order Sanctioning the DOJ for Misconduct in Executive Amnesty Litigation.  In one of the most stinging court opinions I've ever read, federal district judge Andrew Hanon blasted Department of Justice officials for misleading the court during the course of executive amnesty litigation. [...] In other words, the Obama administration launched its executive amnesty program behind the court's back, and lied about it — ultimately granting lawful residence to more than 100,000 illegal immigrants until the court halted the program with an injunction.  If the government had told the truth, the state plaintiffs (including Texas) would have been able to seek a temporary restraining order to attempt to block the program.

House votes to ban housing illegal immigrants on military bases.  House Republicans voted Thursday [5/19/2016] to ban the Defense Department from housing illegal immigrants on military bases, which might force President Obama's team to develop an alternative plan for housing the unaccompanied children arriving on the southern border.  "By proving housing for illegal immigrants on military installations, we are wasting scarce defense dollars that should be used to train and equip our soldiers to fight our nation's wars," Rep. John Fleming, R-La.  He proposed his solution as an amendment to legislation that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and other military-related issues, and it passed 219-202.

GOP House moves to require Library of Congress to use term 'illegal immigrant'.  The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday [5/17/2016] approved a plan to require the Library of Congress to describe undocumented people in the United States as "illegal immigrants" — after the institution earlier this year removed the term "illegal alien" from search terms and cataloging.  The library instead started using the term "noncitizens" and "un-authorized immigration," a change congressional Democrats defended.

Feds open border to 4,000 Cubans, interviewed just 1 hour before release.  U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening up the Texas border to let 4,000 Cubans in, taking about an hour to interview them and check their criminal background, before letting them enter the United States on their own where most will stay for life.  Aware that Panama had airlifted nearly 250 of 4,000 Cubans to the Mexican border near El Paso, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said it stands ready to process the new immigrants with speed, in fact faster it takes many Americans to get a drivers license or buy a gun.

Consent of the governed and judicial tyranny.  Yes, Montana is a purple state in that it has elected both Democrats and Republicans to statewide offices, but at heart we are a conservative state — a state grounded in traditional values such as respect for God, love of country, hard work and fair play.  Unfortunately, because we go along to get along, we've been an easy target for the folks who are offended by God, are not that into patriotism, prefer not to work if at all possible, and think Fair Play is an amusement park ride.  Consider this:  According to a 2012 study by two political science professors at Stanford, Montana's state Supreme Court is the sixth most liberal court in the country.  No wonder folks from California like to move to Montana!  They probably view us as a colony.  The latest last straw that should motivate a political revolution in our state, but probably won't, happened on Tuesday [5/10/2016] when the Montana Supreme Court threw out a voter-approved law meant to send a clear message to illegal aliens that they are not welcome here.

Mexico warns of repercussions if remittances are blocked.  If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances — the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year — then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerous setback, a senior Mexican official warned Thursday [5/12/2016].  Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has vowed, if elected, to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the entire southwest border, even if it means impounding remittance payments.

Return of the Surge:  Illegal immigrant minors, families flooding southern US border.  Two years ago, the Obama administration referred to the surge of Central American children and families coming into the U.S. as a "humanitarian crisis."  This year, it's worse — as Border Patrol agents apprehend even more Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants claiming asylum.  But due to a backlog in the courts, there is even less of a chance they'll be deported.

Earthquake Amnesty in Works for Illegal Aliens from Ecuador, DHS Quietly Grants "Migratory Relief" in Spanish.  Word of a special earthquake amnesty for Ecuadorean nationals living in the United States illegally is spreading like wildfire in Spanish media reports published throughout Latin America recently.  A catastrophic, magnitude 7.8 temblor struck the ailing South American nation's pacific coast on April 16, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.  Undoubtedly, it's been devastating and worthy of the tremendous humanitarian aid being provided by the U.S. government as well as a multitude of charities.  However, the Ecuadorean nationals who stand to benefit from yet another one of President Obama's disaster amnesty initiatives already lived in the U.S. illegally when the earthquake hit.  Offering this perk is like rewarding bad — in this case illegal — behavior.

Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'.  Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday [5/6/2016] commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States.

We Must Change Park Ranger Uniforms to Make Illegal Aliens Feel Better.  National Parks, originally known as Federal Reserves, have been in existence for well over 100 years with the first recognized in 1872 — that being Yellowstone, or Jellystone for you Yogi and Boo Boo enthusiasts. [...] The Park Rangers have offended someone, but not just anyone or any single individual.  It seems the Rangers have offended and are said to be scaring an entire race of people.  Yes, after 100 years of Park Ranger uniforms not offending anyone, it seems now the "Latino Community" has a palpable fear of them.  We know this because the designated representative of the entire Latino community said so.  Wait, Maite Arce is not the duly elected, rightfully chosen representative of all Latinos everywhere?  No — apparently not.  She does however speak for a radical leftist group, similar to La Raza, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), who promote the causes of illegal aliens — but only Latinos.  If you are a Norwegian illegal — she doesn't care.  Now what could possibly be her and her groups beef?  It seems Park Ranger uniforms too closely resemble those of the border patrol and I.C.E. agents.

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If illegal aliens are uncomfortable in this country, that's not a bad thing.  If illegal aliens see the threat of deportation in every cop's uniform, there's nothing wrong with the uniforms.  If the Park Rangers dress up like Mexican prison guards, or whoever is most feared in Mexico, that would be even better.

Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border.  Child migration is surging again.  The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration.  The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids — thousands of them unaccompanied — arrived at the southern border.

DHS admits deportations of illegal immigrants cut nearly in half.  Despite a massive budget increase for the department charged with handling the illegal immigrant crisis, deportations by the U.S. Customs and Enforcement agency have plummeted 43 percent in just three years, according to federal data released by Sen. Jeff Sessions Monday [5/2/2016].

Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Sink as ICE Gets Cash Influx.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is receiving more taxpayer funds even as it expels fewer illegal immigrants, according to statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security showing that 43 percent fewer aliens were removed from the United States from 2012 to 2015.  ICE deported nearly 410,000 aliens in 2012 when it received roughly $2.8 billion in taxpayer funds.  In 2015, the agency expelled just 235,413 aliens but received around $3.5 billion to fund its deportation programs, according to the DHS statistics.  Deportations dropped by 174,436 over the past three years despite an increase in funding totaling more than $680 million, according to statistics highlighted Monday by the Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest.

Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups in court; Arizona ID theft law upheld.  States can impose their own stiff penalties on illegal immigrants — or others — who steal someone's identity in order to get a job, a federal appeals court ruled Monday [5/2/2016], upholding Arizona's strict law and dealing a setback to immigrant rights advocates.  The decision is yet another victory for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and, more broadly, for Arizona, which has been a pioneer in trying to find ways to punish illegal immigrants, stepping into a void left by the Bush and Obama administrations.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that while there are still some questions about how police and prosecutors use the identity theft laws, on their face they do not violate the Constitution, nor do they trample on the federal government's ability to set national immigration policies.

Mexico Is Sending Us Colonists, Not Immigrants.  "Mexico First" has been the open, avowed policy of the government of Mexico for a generation, and Mexico expects its former residents to be loyal to Mexico for the next 200 years. [...] Why does Mexico devote so much effort to promoting and helping millions of its citizens leave Mexico and start a new life in "el Norte"?  Does the fact that the millions of Mexicans living in the U.S. send $25 billion dollars in cash remittances annually back to relatives in Mexico have anything to do with it — cash that provides 30 percent of Mexico's foreign investment, rivaling tourism in importance to the Mexican economy?

President Obama:  Accessory To The Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens?  President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden [6/15/2012] to proclaim that "since Congress failed to act" he was going to take action.  Of course to Obama, his concept of a "failure of Congress to act" was the refusal of Congress to pass bad legislation.  When Congress votes down bad legislation, they most certainly are acting.  Obama also deceptively said that this was about children, kids and young people, even though illegal aliens as old as 31 years of age could apply for this program, provided that they claimed that they entered the United States prior to their 16th birthdays.  Without any interviews or field investigations being conducted, fraud likely permeates this program that has an approval rate of more than 95%.

The Criminal Constituency.  [Governor Terry] McAuliffe is here following the example of Barack Obama, another chief executive who has attempted to use particularistic powers entrusted him in a categorical rather than discrete fashion, thereby transforming exercises in executive privilege into policy changes that would normally require changes in the law.  In the case of our ever-more-imperial president, the issue was illegal immigration:  The federal government is under no particular obligation to prosecute every instance of illegal immigration — prosecutorial discretion is an ordinary feature of the law — but President Obama's general application of that discrete power amounted to a change in the law (an executive amnesty) and a usurpation of legislative authority.  The matter is going to the Supreme Court; so far, the lower courts have looked upon the Obama administration's policy adventuring with skepticism.

Department of Homeland Security scraps color-coded border security index plan.  Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule.  So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?  Agency staff proposed another system of reds, yellows and greens.  The Institute for Defense Analyses, a consulting firm, was hired by DHS to review the idea and found the index simplistic and misleading, noting that colors were a "disaster" for communicating terror threats.

Immigrant Population Poised to Hit Highest Percentage Ever.  While they did not receive much attention when they were released last month, new projections from the Census Bureau show the enormous impact of immigration on the U.S. population.  For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant (foreign-born) population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents (51 million) — the largest share ever recorded in American history.  Driven largely by legal immigration, not illegal immigration, the immigrant population will grow to nearly one in five U.S. residents (78 million) by 2060, the Bureau projects.  The total U.S. population will grow to almost 417 million — 108 million more than in 2010.

Texas Gov.: SCOTUS Will Be 'Completely Rewriting' Constitution by Favoring Obama in Immigration Lawsuit.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said that the U.S. Constitution will be "completely rewritten" if the Supreme Court sides with President Obama in the lawsuit challenging his executive action on immigration.  Abbott, formerly the state's longest-serving attorney general, told reporters Thursday morning that the lawsuit brought against the president by Texas and 25 other states is "framed under" the issue of immigration but in reality challenges Obama's use of executive power to "unilaterally" rewrite laws.  "The lawsuit is about the fact that the president completely abandoned the Constitution to assume power he does not have and wrote law that he himself, as a constitutional lawyer, said he did not have the power to do," Abbott said during a roundtable discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016.  Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, according to new Border Patrol statistics released Friday morning that show more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S.  That's nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it's well more than double last year's pace, suggesting that the government's relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal crossers.  There's somewhat better news when it comes to children traveling alone.  The record pace has slackened slightly — though an uptick in March suggests that the warmer months could once again see a massive wave at the southwest border.

Obama Administration Tells Supreme Court 'Lawfully' Doesn't Mean 'Legally'.  Welcome to what Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Monday [4/18/2016] is the "immigration world.  Or, more accurately, welcome to the new world President Barack Obama — through his solicitor — is asking the Supreme Court to join him in declaring.  It is a world that contradicts the law of noncontradiction.  It is a place where something can be and not be at the same time.  It is a place of illogic — and lawlessness.  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in U.S. v.  Texas.  This case pits 26 states against the Obama administration on the question of whether the Executive Branch — n.b. the president through a bureaucratic subordinate — can unilaterally declare that more than four million foreign nationals who are illegally in the United States may stay here, work here and acquire eligibility for Social Security, disability and Medicare.

Lubbock Mayor Shocked by Border Tour: 'More Porous Than I Imagined'.  Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agents and Breitbart Texas Director Brandon Darby.  Despite heavy rainfall, Robertson got a first-hand look at just how wide open the border is and what agents have to deal with in attempting to secure our border.  Robertson is currently in a primary runoff for the Texas CD-19 seat left open by retiring Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and the mayor has emerged as a champion for the Border Patrol agents' cause.

Intel Lays Off 12,000 After Seeking Visas to Import 14,523 Foreign Professionals Since 2010.  Technology giant Intel announced April 19 it will fire 12,000 skilled U.S.-based professionals — after already swelling its workforce with 14,523 requests in Washington D.C. since 2010 for visas to import foreign professionals through the controversial H-1B and Green Card programs.  The company said the layoffs were part of a restructuring plan to help shift its focus from desktop PCs to mobile devices.  But the company is very profitable, and first-quarter 2016 profits were 14 percent above predictions.

E-Verify And The Deep Duplicity Of Our Government On Immigration.  [Scroll down]  There is no mightier political force today in European and European-settler nations than promotion of mass immigration.  All our laws and regulations have been twisted to enable it; every other legal and political principle is subordinate to it; and the truth of all this is hidden inside a squid-ink cloud of buncombe about "enforcement" and "reform."  A key component of this absolutist mass-immigration-über-alles regime is the further twisting of laws and rules to make deportation of illegals well-nigh impossible.  That is what we see with this bogus E-Verify scam.

The Highlights of the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Obama's Executive Amnesty.  In 2012, the Obama administration created the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, enabling 1.7 million illegal aliens under 30 years old brought to the U.S. as children to apply for work authorization and deferred deportation.  A deferred action is relief from deportation or removal proceedings granted by the Department of Homeland Security.  Then, in 2014, this program was expanded by, among other things, eliminating the age cap and increasing the term of deferred action and employment authorization from two to three years.  The administration also created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), conferring deferred action on illegal aliens whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, provided no other factors make deferred action inappropriate.

It's all your money:  US aiding business start-ups — for illegal aliens.  Read the fine print on the Small Business Administration's website, and you'll find that the agency does not provide the funds to "start or grow" a small business — the engine of the American economy, providing roughly three-quarters of all new jobs.  Rather, the SBA provides offers loan guarantees to the banks and lenders that do provide seed money.  So it might come as a surprise to American entrepreneurs that there is at least one group to whom the federal government is providing direct assistance for business start-ups:  illegal aliens.  In fact, these recipients of your taxpayer funds fall into an even more restricted category: illegal aliens who have been deported back to their native land.

United States V. Texas.  On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v.  Texas.  The Obama administration is seeking to have the high court lift a lower court's injunction preventing two programs that would grant de facto amnesty and work authorization to about 4.7 million illegal aliens (approximately 40 percent of the estimated illegal alien population) from going into effect.  The two programs, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and an expanded version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+), were announced by President Obama in November 2014, just two weeks after voters handed his party a stinging defeat in the midterm elections.  In announcing these programs, the administration asserted broad discretionary authority to not just refrain from enforcing immigration laws against entire classes of violators, but also to grant them permission to live and work in the U.S., despite clear statutory prohibitions against both.

Obama's immigration order overreaches.  Sometimes it seems the Supreme Court's main purpose these days is to resolve disputes between Republicans and President Obama.  Toward the end of Obama's first term, the court ruled on a challenge to his signature health care law.  On Monday [4/18/2016], as Obama approaches the end of his second term, the justices are set to consider his executive order that would allow millions of undocumented workers to avoid deportation.

Battle over Obama immigration actions lands before Supreme Court.  The impassioned election-year debate over President Obama's immigration executive actions lands Monday [4/18/2016] before a short-handed Supreme Court, where justices will consider a fundamental question:  how much power does the president truly have?  The justices plan to hold 90 minutes of oral arguments dealing with Obama's bid to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.  A coalition of states calls it an executive power grab.  "President Obama's executive action is an affront to our system of republican self-government," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who supports those states.

Illegal immigrants are being deported on private jets — $300,000 every day to fly aliens back home.  American taxpayers are forking out more than $300,000 every day to deport illegal immigrants on commercial flights and even on private jets, Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spent $116m in 2015 to transport 235,413 people in the United States illegally back to their home countries.  More than 40 percent of those who had violated visa restrictions were convicted criminals while more than 1,000 were identified as gang members.

One of Every Six Workers in United States An Immigrant.  The percentage of foreign-born workers in the U.S. civilian labor force has more than tripled over the past four decades.  In an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the Migration Policy Institute reveals that between 1970 and 2014 the percentage of foreign-born workers participating in the U.S. civilian labor force grew from 5 percent to 17 percent.

Ted Cruz:  The IRS 'Is Facilitating Illegal Immigration'.  Cruz said he admits it's not an easy endeavor to abolish the IRS, but that a "mandate from the people" in 2016 would propel the effort. [...] Cruz went on to emphasize his plan to abolish the federal Department of Education, sending the money back to the states and allowing more local control of schools.  He also expressed, in relation to constitutional conservatism and the Tenth Amendment, that he would not interfere with states' rights to determine for themselves on issues like marijuana legalization.

Federal Judge Says Texas Can't Outlaw Harboring Illegal Aliens.  A federal district judge in San Antonio has issued an order stopping a Texas law criminalizing the harboring of illegal aliens, at least for now.  The judge issued the preliminary injunction in MALDEF's (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) lawsuit challenging Texas House Bill 11, a law which open border advocates are fighting because they say it improperly targets illegal alien shelters and those who rent to illegal aliens.

Obama Grants 700,000 Green Cards to Islamic "Migrants".  This disturbing information was circulated by the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration, which assesses that if there's no change in the current policy, the U.S. will likely grant another 680,000 migrants — possibly more — from Muslim-majority countries green cards in the next five years.  According to the DHS figures cited by the panel, Uncle Sam issued approximately 680,000 green cards to immigrants from 49 Muslim nations from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2013. Over the same period, the U.S. issued only 270,000 green cards to migrants from the European Union, according to a committee announcement that reminds us "a green card entitles recipients to access federal benefits, lifetime residency, work authorization, and a direct route to becoming a U.S. citizen.  Some of the recipients are admitted to the U.S. as refugees so they immediately qualify for federal welfare benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

McCain: We Need To Send The Military To Secure Our Southern Border.  In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, [GOP Sen. John] McCain asked Johnson why he hasn't requested help from the Department of Defense to combat drug traffickers piercing Arizona's border.  DHS has been unable to prevent the flow of heroin and other narcotics flooding in from Mexico.  McCain, chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, noted that while the Army is conducting drone training missions, the service is not coordinating its efforts with the DHS, even though the DOD is definitely authorized to support counternarcotics activities.

ACLU Sues to Make Bail More Affordable for Illegal Immigrants.  The government should consider individuals' financial resources when setting the bond amount for aliens in removal proceedings, the ACLU argues.  In a class lawsuit filed this month, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project say the federal government sets unacceptably high bond amounts for foreign nationals in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their ability to pay.  The result, the ACLU argues, is lengthier incarceration rates for poorer aliens.

Progressives are implementing lopsided equity.  [Scroll down]  Take for instance Obama leveling the inclusive playing field with a porous border.  That attempt at social engineering has subjected a once sovereign nation to an all out life-threatening invasion.  As a result, sanctuary cities teem with dangerous illegal felons, Americans have died unnecessarily, and public school classrooms have been flooded with "unaccompanied minors," some of whom have infected our children with deadly foreign pathogens.

Border Patrol ordered to release illegals 'still soaking wet' from Rio Grande, union says.  Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to "an open border with Mexico," the chief of the agents' labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the House Judiciary Committee that agents were given the orders verbally soon after President Obama laid out plans for limiting immigration enforcement in 2014.

Border Patrol Agents: Illegal Aliens Walking 'Out the Front Door,' 'We Don't Know Who We're Releasing'.  Art Del Cueto, a Border Patrol agent and Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, which has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and National Border Patrol Council Spokesman and Border Patrol agent Shawn Moran stated that illegal immigrants who are not given notices to appear "walk out the front door" and "We don't know who we're releasing" in a report broadcast on Thursday's [4/7/2016] "O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel.

U.S. Govt.  Banking Program Facilitates Remittances to Mexico.  The program is called "Directo a Mexico" and the Federal Reserve, the government agency that serves as the nation's central bank, launched it nearly a decade ago.  Judicial Watch investigated the outrageous taxpayer-subsidized initiative and obtained government records back in 2006.  It was created by President George W. Bush following the 2001 U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, undermines our nation's immigration laws and is a potential national security nightmare.  The goal was to provide low-cost banking services to illegal immigrants and facilitate the process for those sending money home.  Remittances are transferred through the Federal Reserve's own automated clearinghouse linked directly to Mexico's central bank (Banco de Mexico).  At the time Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that most of the Mexicans who send money home are illegal immigrants so a Mexican-issued identification is the only requirement to use the government banking service.

America Now Has an Official Language: Newspeak.  [Scroll down]  Now let's consider how far we have fallen in just a few short years.  The term "Alien" has been all but expunged from any discussions about immigration.  This lunacy began under the administration of Jimmy Carter who mandated that INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) employees stop using the term alien to describe illegal aliens.  The term alien is hardly a pejorative.  The term "alien" is a legal term that is defined in our immigration laws under Title 8 U.S. Code § 1101 - Definitions. [...] There is absolutely no insult in that term.  The reason that there has been a concerted effort to expunge the word alien from the vernacular is to obfuscate the clarity that the term brings to the debate about immigration.  This is not about being "politically correct," but about employing the Newspeak tactic of confounding understanding and making honest discussions impossible.

As if we don't have enough drunks on the road already...
Fed Appeals Court Protects "Habitual Drunkards" from Deportation.  In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S.  federal appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant convicted of drunk-driving can't be deported because federal immigration law discriminates against "habitual drunkards" like him.  The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, with at least one drunk-driving conviction, possibly more.  Ledezma-Cosino has lived in the U.S.  illegally since 1997 and has eight kids, five of them anchor babies born in America.  He works in the construction industry and has a criminal record.  Ledezma-Cosino drank about a liter of tequila every day for a decade, according to medical records cited in federal court documents, and has been diagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.  This man should be the poster child for deportation yet he remains in the country and is now further protected by a federal appellate court ruling.

Obama: Trump Blocking Remittances Would Collapse Mexico's Economy, Increase Immigration.  Tuesday [4/5/2016] at the White House press briefing, President Barack Obama addressed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to cut off funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, called remittances, unless Mexico payed for the border wall.  Obama dismissed the viability of Trump's plan and argued it would increase immigration into the United States from Mexico.

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If Mexico's economy is being propped up by remittances from the U.S., then they have an incentive to keep those remittances flowing, even if that means paying for a wall along the international border.  On the other hand, if there is that much money changing hands, and it is not currently being taxed, there should be a hefty tax imposed immediately.  Ordinarily I am opposed to new or higher taxes, but these wire transfers are siphoning money out of our country.

Mexico slams bill to tax illegal immigrants' wire transfers.  The Mexican government has denounced bills in Georgia and Arizona that would tack a surcharge on wire transfers from illegal immigrants, instructing its consulates to consider "legal actions" should the proposals become law.  The Mexican Foreign Relations Department's statement, released Thursday [3/31/2016], is the latest the country has lodged against legislation it deems "discriminatory toward people of Hispanic origin in general, and Mexican nationality in particular."

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If the conditions here are so tough, go home!

Trump's Deportation Plan Would Cost at Least $400 Billion.  Presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to deport all undocumented immigrants would cost between $400 billion and $600 billion and take at least 20 years to implement, according to a report from the American Action Forum.  The report estimates that there are currently 11.3 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.  To deport them, these individuals would have to be apprehended, detained, legally processed, and transported back to the country they originated from.

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[#1] Why is it a requirement that deported individuals be sent to the countries they came from?  Even if that is the case, can't they be deported to the most remote point in their respective home countries, to make it more difficult to come back the next day?  Wouldn't that make sense?  [#2] If forcible deportations begin, at least ten to fifteen percent of the illegal aliens in this country would deport themselves, rather than waiting to see how they fare with the government's shipping and handling.

Mexico tortures migrants — and citizens — in effort to slow Central American surge.  A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained and threatened with expulsion by immigration agents looking for undocumented Central American migrants.  The trend comes amid a crackdown on migrants driven in part by political pressure and financial aid from the US.  Deportations have already risen exponentially since summer 2014 when Barack Obama declared the surge in Central American child migrants a humanitarian crisis.  Campaigners say that Mexico migration officials are running a secret quota system to increase the number of expulsions.  Activists say that Mexico's National Immigration Institute is increasingly operating like an unchecked police force — and say that that like the country's security forces, it appears to be systematically using torture against detainees.

Words 'illegal' and 'alien' banished from public libraries.  Pro-immigration groups have successfully pressured the United States Library of Congress to remove the words "illegal" and "alien" from materials because the words are considered "pejorative" to people who enter the country illegally.  The move will affect all U.S.  libraries.  Fusion reported that the change was made in response to a group of illegal alien students at Dartmouth College:  "If you visit your local library today to research undocumented immigrants, you'll probably find the books are housed in a section with the subject heading "illegal aliens" — a term that immigrant-rights groups say is racially charged and dehumanizing.  The nation's leading news organizations, including this one, have banned the phrase unless it's used in a quote.  But soon that's going to change, thanks to a group of undocumented students at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire."

Leftists Organize to Silence Border Patrol Agents Over Trump Endorsement.  Radical leftists pushing for an open borders agenda are attempting to destroy the ability of over 80 percent of our nation's Border Patrol agents to speak out and sound the alarm to the public and to Congress.  The Huffington Post reported that the open-borders extremist group, Not1More, is a "prominent immigrants rights group" and that they were behind an effort to have the AFL-CIO kick out the National Border Patrol Council from its ranks.  Not1More derives its name from the idea that "not one more" illegal alien should be deported from the U.S.

Record 25,741,000 Foreign-Born People Employed in the U.S..  The number of foreign-born people employed in the United States hit a record high in March, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the BLS, 25,741,000 foreign-born people had a job in the U.S.  last month, an increase of 246,000 over the previous high recorded in November.  The unemployment rate among the foreign-born population was 4.8 percent.  The BLS statistics on the foreign-born do not distinguish between people who are in the country legally versus illegally.  The agency's data on foreign-born employment is available through 2005.

Camera catches illegals cutting border fence, driving trucks through.  Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council, a union that represents 16,000 Border Patrol agents, testified last week at a congressional hearing.  He said that an email from an agent in Arizona cited a 10-mile remote stretch of the border where smugglers cut the fence and drove two trucks through.  Cameras caught the activity, but agents weren't close enough to investigate.  "The scariest part is that we don't know what was in those vehicles," Judd said.

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Surveillance cameras create only the illusion of security.  The fence would mean a lot more to the smugglers if it was made of razor wire, had about 5,000 volts on it, and was accompanied by a mine field.  An easily-surmountable fence is merely decorative.  Flimsy fences simply mark the property lines between good neighbors.  Those who send us their most violent criminals, wholesale deliveries of illegal drugs, drunk drivers, welfare addicts and anchor babies are not good neighbors.

The Courts are Even Worse than Obama Administration on Immigration, Sovereignty.  Once again, the unelected federal courts are violating Congressional authority over the most important societal question: who is allowed to become a member of our society?  As we've explored in detail in recent months, throughout our history the courts have always stayed away from questions of immigration and citizenship, with the understanding that a sovereign nation has the right to determine who enters its society and on what conditions a person is admitted to that society.  In a representative democracy, those decisions are made by the elected branch of government.  Unfortunately, the modern judiciary thinks otherwise, and [...] the courts will completely take over immigration if they are not stripped of their ill-gotten powers.

U.S. Extends Amnesty to "Battered Spouses".  Weeks after granting illegal immigrants in Flint, Michigan a special reprieve from deportation over the area's water crisis, the Obama administration has quietly expanded its boundless amnesty to award undocumented aliens with work authorization if they claim to be "battered spouses."  The administration appears to be getting quite creative to meet its goal of implementing a far-flung amnesty that will ultimately apply to all of the millions living in the U.S.  illegally.

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There is a nationwide contest now being conducted by the Left, to see who is the most pathetic victim and who can heap the most costly gifts on that victim.  Every illegal alien can be Queen For A Day, with the right sob story.  Daytime television shows thrive on this celebration of victimhood:  It is not uncommon to see a daytime talk show solicit nominations for the biggest victim, who, if selected, will get a new car and a make-over and a trip to Hawaii.

Library of Congress cancels 'illegal aliens' subject heading.  The Library of Congress is no longer using the heading "illegal aliens" in bibliographic records, thanks to a request from Dartmouth College students.

Library of Congress to Eliminate Terms 'Illegal Alien' and 'Alien'.  The Library of Congress is dropping the terms "illegal alien" and "alien" from its subject headings after a group of college students and the American Library Association protested the words' usage.  As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing "Aliens" with "Noncitizens" and heading references to "Illegal aliens" with "Noncitizens" and "Unauthorized immigration."

The Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer.  [Question #7]  How many Americans are out of work because illegal aliens have taken their jobs?  How many Americans are on government assistance either because they've lost their jobs or because illegals have driven down the wage they can be paid? How many millions of Americans have been robbed, raped or murdered because we refuse to secure our borders?  When you encourage this kind of lawbreaking, what message does it send to legal immigrants?

DHS chief sad over deportations: 'Is it pleasant? Absolutely not.'  The nation's top immigration officer said that the "11 million" undocumented aliens in the United States are "not going away," are "in effect" citizens, and added that deporting the few the administration wants out is unpleasant.  Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, told Harvard University students this week that the administration is focused on its plan to integrate illegals into America, despite the policy being tied up in court.

A Trump-Lover's Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  There is a profound racism embedded in the notion that the best thing for any Latino or Muslim is to settle permanently in the United States.  In being naturalized, they sever their ties to the civilization from which they came and assimilate into the Democrats' toxic liberal brew of consumerism, iPods, abortion, sodomy, fornication, pornography, marijuana, and atheism.  Shame me though it does to say it, this mix is American culture, which I should know — I was born in the United States and have been fighting the left's influence on popular culture for most of my life.  If the prevailing forces on the American left are so incensed by a Christianity that celebrates chastity, complementary gender roles, and strict family values, why on Earth are they promising Muslims that they will be happy settling in the very country the left strives to secularize?

Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border.  The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band.  But changing times in the Communist country haven't stopped tens of thousands from fleeing the island and saying gimme shelter to American immigration officials at Texas land ports.

Border agents: DHS has 'no intention' of deporting illegals.  A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has "no intention of deporting" many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they don't clog up the courts, a leading advocate for agents testified to Congress.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the orders are a new "catch and release" policy, which he said "amounts to amnesty" because it means many illegal immigrants are never asked to leave the country.

John Kasich Wants to End Deportations and Enact Amnesty in His First 100 Days in Office.  Because the Kasich campaign was largely ignored as a non-factor prior to Rubio's polling collapse, Kasich went months with virtually no scrutiny of even his most bizarre statements on the campaign trail.  However, in recent days, Trump has increasingly set his sights on Kasich — whether it be Kasich's role at Lehman Brothers during the time of the economic collapse, as well as Kasich's support for NAFTA and Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a deal which Donald Trump and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) have warned would destroy Ohio's auto industry.  In particular, Trump has zeroed in on Kasich's heretofore overlooked push for massive amnesty.  Though it has transpired without much attention, Kasich has quietly amassed a string of bizarre, peculiar, and extreme statements on immigration that places him to the furthest leftward reaches of not just the Republican President field, but the Democratic Presidential field as well.

Immigration officials shielded accused San Bernardino conspirator from ICE agents.  Federal immigration officers refused to let an armed team of agents into their office to detain the accused conspirator in December's San Bernardino terrorist attack, government officials acknowledged Tuesday [3/15/2016], exposing an embarrassing lack of communication within the Department of Homeland Security.  Those who ran the legal immigration benefits office in San Bernardino refused to let a team from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement enter to detain and hold Enrique Marquez so the FBI could interview him later, Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said.

Dallas: Turning red states blue, one city at a time.  There is nothing surprising in this story at Breitbart about Dallas, Texas "progressive" mayor Mike Rawlings.  But, please take note of the the big global bank — JP Morgan Chase — underwriting this series of discussions called 'City Makers Summit' where they are attempting to sell the idea that only migrants can revitalize cities.  I've been begging for years for some think tank with economic know-how to do a study of long-established resettlement cities like Utica, NY (or Amarillo, TX!) because I believe such a study would quickly kill this notion that importing poverty was good for a city.

Refugees Crucial to 'Global City,' Says Dallas Democrat Mayor.  Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a recent summit on the city's economy, its workforce, and its future, that he believes welcoming refugees is crucial to Dallas becoming a "global city."  The Democratic mayor made the statement after being asked about "hosting refugees" and "bringing people inside" as "one of the building blocks of a revitalized town."  Rawlings made these statements during a recent "City Makers Summit" hosted by The Atlantic and JP Morgan Chase.

The Weirdness of Illegal Immigration.  When someone ignores a federal statute, then it is naturally easy to flout more. In Los Angeles, half the traffic accidents are hit-and-run collisions.  I can attest first-hand that running from an accident or abandoning a wrecked vehicle is certainly a common occurrence in rural California.  Last night on a rural road, a driver behind me (intoxicated? Malicious? Crazy?) apparently tried to rear-end me, then turned off his lights, sped up, and at the next stop sign pulled over swearing out the window in Spanish.  In this age and in these environs, why would one call a sheriff for a minor everyday occurrence like that?  The point is simply that when there is no federal law, no one has any idea how several million arrive in the U.S., much less what exactly they were doing before their illegal arrival. [...] To read the local Fresno Bee is to collate a daily tally of stabbings, shootings, gang violence, carjackings, thefts, and chop shops — without any exegesis why this is so.  Cuts in law enforcement?  Therapeutic approach to the law?  A complete failure to integrate and assimilate the second generation of illegal immigrants?  The inability to offer jobs in a command state economy?

Communists, Socialists Plot to Get 9 Million Leftist Immigrants Voting by October.  Reports are pouring in from across the country that thousands of legal permanent residents from around the world have been inspired by Trump's rhetoric to become citizens just so they can vote against him.  They are also inspired by some sketchy leftist organizations fueled by communist and socialist agendas.  The leftists are working on a turnout of nearly nine million immigrant residents who are allegedly eligible for citizenship.  We are constantly being told there are 12 million illegal immigrants here but the left has come up with 9 million residents in addition, many of whom were given Obama amnesty.

New Pro-Amnesty Lawsuit Undermines Obama's Case for His Amnesty Executive Order.  Next month, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in United States v. Texas, which is the legal challenge by Texas and numerous other states to the Obama administration's "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" (DAPA) program.  That program sought to provide amnesty for 5 million illegal aliens with a stroke of the president's pen — and it sought to insulate the unlawful action from challenge in court by claiming the action was simply within the "prosecutorial discretion" of the president.

Record 61 million immigrants in U.S., 15.7 million illegally.  There are a record 61 million immigrants and their American-born children in the United States, including an estimated 15.7 million illegally here, according to a new analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.  The estimated number of undocumented immigrants is one of the highest ever.  The analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found that 45.3 million, or three-fourths of the 61 million, are legal immigrants and their children.  The report out Monday [3/7/2016] notes that the so-called "Gang of Eight" immigration bill supported by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio would have doubled that number of legal immigrants.

AZ Sheriff Babeu: 170% Year-Over-Year Increase In Illegal Family Units, BP Not Allowed To Go Into 'High-Traffic Areas'.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) stated that "Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of illegals that are coming in.  And we pointed out, there's not just a 25% increase in the first four months of this fiscal year, there's 102% increase in unaccompanied juveniles, and 170% year-over-year increase in family units" and Border Patrol agents aren't allowed to go into "known high-traffic areas" a move he said "is intentional" on the Obama administration's part on Tuesday's [3/8/2016] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

You Can't Have a Constitution without a Nation to Go with It.  [Scroll down]  In other words, when you bring in millions of foreigners from socialistic countries with no real tradition of limited, constitutional government, you'll eventually end up with a socialistic country with no more limited, constitutional government.  When that happens, the government is free to take away every liberty you have, regardless of what that dusty ol' Constitution has to say about the matter.  And that's what the Democrats (as well as the establishment Republicans) want — a government that they can use to milk the hard-working people of this country for money and power.  This is why it is vitally important that the flow of immigrants into this country be halted, and those who are here be required to Americanize and assimilate, or else be asked to return to where they came from.  America is not simply a geographical or political entity.  It is a nation with its own unique culture, traditions, mores, and history.

We need to crack down on illegal immigrants wiring money out of the U.S..  The Obama administration has shown a complete lack of both competence and interest when it comes to securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.  And that's costing us a lot of money.  Billions, in fact.  There are the billions of taxpayer dollars used to subsidize illegal immigrants' health care and education.  There's the revenue we lose out on when illegal immigrants don't pay income taxes.  And there's a less recognized pot of billions — the billions of dollars of earnings that illegal immigrants wire out of the United States with no tax or penalty.  We have a lot of folks here in the United States from other countries — some are here legally, many of them are not — who go to storefronts or bodegas to wire money to their home country.

DHS Secretary: 'There's Only So Much Border Security You Can Accomplish'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that more must be done to address the problems in Central America that have led to an uptick in unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, because "there's only so much border security you can accomplish" to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes to travel to the U.S.

Record Immigration Will Buoy Hillary.  Last October, I analyzed how record immigration is creating a permanent Democrat majority.  Today, my friend Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, published an insightful breakdown of immigration numbers from the most recent Census data, which further portends electoral doom for conservatives. [...] As a way of quantifying the magnitude of this great wave of immigration, Camarota tallied the Census data of the immigrant population and their American-born children under the age of 18.  Focusing just on the raw number of immigrants often overlooks the broader effect of mass migration, especially resulting from immigrants with high birth rates.  He found that there are now 61 million immigrants living in America, including those minor children.  Camarota's best estimate is that 15.7 million of them are illegal immigrants and minor children born in the U.S. to at least one illegal immigrant parent.  This is unprecedented in our history.  As late as 1970, just 13.5 million immigrants (including their minor children) were living here, representing just 6.6% of the population.  Now immigrants and their children comprise 19% of our population.

Who controls our southern border? Us or them?  Multiple law enforcement officials have told me that the U.S. is no longer calling the shots on our southern border between Arizona and Mexico.  They say Mexico's drug cartels decide who crosses. [...] In regions heavily trafficked by the drug cartels, the border fence is more marker than barrier.  In some places, it's nonexistent.

For Democrats, Immigration Is About Winning Elections.  If Democrats really care about the plight of illegal immigrants flooding our borders, they should do a better job taking care of them before they reach voting age.  A recent Government Accountability Office investigation found the Obama administration lost track of thousands of immigrant children captured crossing U.S. borders.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, of the 53,518 children captured crossing the borders in 2014, federal officials only "followed up with just 2.2 percent."

Illegal Aliens Cost The U.S. Plenty.  A center-left think tank has hailed new findings showing that illegal immigrants contribute $11.6 billion in state and local taxes nationwide.  But that report really shows how little they pay compared to the rest of us.  If there's any doubt America is importing poverty, take a look at a new study this week from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which touts the $11.6 billion illegals pay in taxes to state and local coffers.  This isn't federal or payroll taxes, just cash paid through sales taxes, property taxes and city and state fees.

Now or never: Trump's 'wall' talk sparks migrant rush on U.S.-Mexico border.  Gang violence and poverty have for years pushed Mexicans and Central Americans north to the United States, but recently a new driver has emerged:  the anti-immigrant tone of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.  From the slums of Central America to close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, Trump's rise to the front of the Republican pack has not gone unnoticed and is partly behind a spike in the numbers of migrants trying to enter the country, including children traveling without guardians.

Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: 'Look for another job'.  [T]he man who oversees the U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday [3/1/2016] that if agents have a problem with President Obama's deportation amnesty, they should quit.  The strong remarks by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske came as tensions between Congress and the White House grew even higher, with House GOP leaders announcing they'll hold an unprecedented vote to have their chamber join in the lawsuit trying to halt the amnesty.  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he and his troops are determined to send a message that Mr. Obama's moves have broken faith with the Constitution's division of power between the legislature and the executive branch."

Water Amnesty for Illegal Aliens in Flint, Michigan.  Caving into the demands of the open borders movement and pro-immigrant Spanish media, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will refrain from enforcing immigration laws in areas of Flint, Michigan affected by a water crisis.  The water amnesty is the latest of many reprieves issued by the Obama administration to help illegal immigrants nationwide.  Judicial Watch has reported on many of them, including recent hurricane, earthquake, Ebola and "severe weather" amnesties.

Flow of Illegal Immigrant Children Into U.S. Expected to Rise in 2016.  The flow of illegal immigrant children into the United States is expected to rise to record-breaking numbers in 2016 as deportations decrease, according to leading members of the Senate's Judiciary Committee.  At least 20,455 unaccompanied minors have been caught during fiscal year 2016 along the U.S.-Mexico border as of last month, according to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who warned that if this trend continues, the number of illegal minors could eclipse a massive 2014 surge that strained the resources of the Department of Homeland Security and prompted investigations into the Obama administration's handling of the issue.  While illegal border crossings surge, the number of children actually being deported from the United States is declining, senators said during a Tuesday [2/23/2016] hearing with senior Obama administration officials.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Less than Four Percent of Border-Surge Minors Sent Home.  While the Border Patrol has apprehended tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States in recent years, fewer than one in 27 have been sent home, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) revealed Tuesday [2/23/2016].  Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the ongoing border surge of illegal immigrant minors, Sessions said that although 127,193 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended in the past 2.5 years, just 4,860 have been returned home.

Clinton says she'll go further than Obama on immigration.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."

Mexican cartels patrol border with drones — and U.S. has no response.  There are legions of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, and they do not belong to the United States.  They are owned and operated by Mexican drug cartels, and there's nothing we can currently do to stop them.  The proliferation of small, cheap UAVs (aka drones) has raised a litany of security concerns, from interference with commercial aviation to possible delivery systems for weapons.  Along the U.S. southern border, the Mexican cartels are operating drones as intelligence gathering tools.  Cartels traditionally have employed falcones (Spanish for falcons) — people who perch on points along the border to monitor border patrol movements, collecting information that smugglers could exploit to outmaneuver America's border security efforts.

After branding Trump 'not Christian' for his plans to build a wall on the Mexican border the Pope heads home to Vatican City... which is surrounded by a wall.  After warning Donald Trump that building a 'huge wall' on the Mexican border is 'not Christian', Pope Francis is returning home to Vatican City.... which is entirely surrounded by an enormous stone wall.  The Pope made a direct dig at The Donald before he left his week-long tour of Mexico today, telling his followers that the idea was 'not in the gospel'.  However, Trump's supporters were quick to point out the irony of the Pontiff's words, as the Vatican is behind a walled enclave that sits within the city of Rome.

Good Fences.  The big election kerfuffle of the week was the Pope's ill-considered attack on those who want to limit illegal immigration from Mexico by building a wall at the border.  To many it seemed an attack on Donald Trump whose campaign against illegal immigration struck a receptive chord with voters.  Many noted the hypocrisy of such a statement coming from the head of the Vatican state which is itself surrounded by a wall erected in the ninth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries to protect against pirates and invaders.

NJ town providing legal tips to illegal immigrants to skirt ICE raids.  A New Jersey town is attempting to protect illegal immigrants from "really unfortunate" arrests by publishing handouts in English and Spanish that encourage immigrants "to remain silent" and "have a plan!" if confronted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.  The response from Princeton officials comes following the targeted arrest of two illegal immigrants in the town early Thursday morning [2/18/2016], one of whom had a drunken driving conviction, an ICE official told

Frank Gaffney Warns: Southern Border Now a 'Fertile Environment For Jihadis'.  Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy, appeared on Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon on Wednesday [2/17/2016] to discuss the need for tighter border security, and how it conflicts with Pope Francis' support for mass migration from the Third World into Western countries.  Gaffney used the Zika virus as a metaphor for how mass migration brings security pathologies from regions with serious security issues into the United States, much as Zika has flourished in countries with less stringent disease and mosquito control protocols.

Immigration report card
All of the Presidential Candidates' Report Cards on Immigration and Amnesty.  Numbers USA is the nation's largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization, which was founded as a result of two national commissions, including President Clinton's Task Force on Population and Consumption.  NUSA issues Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards for each of the presidential candidates.  The results are in: [...]

Paul Ryan: 'We're Not Going To Be Talking About Visa Caps'.  In a remarkable interview with popular Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) declined multiple times to answer whether he would, as Speaker of the House, allow legislation to proceed curbing the rapid growth of America's foreign-born population.  Ninety-two percent of GOP voters want immigration frozen or slashed, according to Pew polling data.

Why Do Trump and Rubio Still Favor Cheap Foreign Labor?  While the leftist media is busy asking candidates about their shoes, the things the American people should know — indeed, need to know — before they vote in the primaries and again in the fall never seem to come up.  In keeping with this pattern of discussing nonsense over substance, two of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, have never been asked to fully explain their position on foreign workers:  Why do they both support the importation and use of cheap foreign labor, and the displacement of American employees?  While Rubio is widely known for his comprehensive amnesty bill, his name is also on another atrocious and much more recent immigration bill.  He has yet to be asked about it at a debate or in any major forum on the campaign trail.

Illegals leave Texas detention with free Samsung Galaxy 4 phone — for safety!.  The government is giving immigrant families released from Texas detention facilities free cell phones.  The criteria used to determine who will be offered the phones are those who are considered low flight risks and unlikely to pose a danger to the community, according to Fox News.  So far, 25 families have been offered the phones, which aren't your run-of-the-mill phones — they're Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphones — and the program is understandably coming under fire.

DHS Chief: Obama Administration Working With UN to Make it Easier For Central Americans to Gain Refugee Status in the U.S..  Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Jeh Johnson said last week that the Obama administration is trying to make it easier for "individuals" from Central America to gain refugee status in the United States in response to the ongoing surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and families entering the country illegally in recent years.  "We are preparing to offer vulnerable individuals fleeing the violence in Central America a safe and legal alternate path to a better life," Johnson said in his State of Homeland Security speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday [2/11/2016].

Sanders Advocates Path to Citizenship, Using Executive Orders 'If Congress Doesn't Do the Right Thing'.  Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he mostly agrees with President Obama, except when it comes to his deportation policies.  "And I would not support those," Sanders said at Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee.  "Bottom line is a path towards citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.  If Congress doesn't do the right thing, we use the executive orders of the president."  Sanders was applauded for saying it.

Senators Push Bill Demanding Legal Aid for Immigrant Kids.  A group of Democratic senators on Thursday presented a bill seeking to guarantee immigrant, mostly Central American children access to legal advice and due process when facing deportation.  The bill was motivated by the fact that often Central American minors who illegally cross the southern U.S. border alone fleeing violence in their countries, and other "vulnerable individuals," must appear before immigration judges without access to legal advice.

Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions.  A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations.  Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative to detention programs designed to make sure that low-risk immigrant families with pending cases show up for court.  The phones, they said, are not used to track or monitor immigrants but rather as a safety net.  But immigrant advocates were skeptical of the new phones, and the program.

The Editor says...
If you accept a smart phone from the federal government, especially if you are currently being detained, and probably aren't supposed to be in this country in the first place, then you can safely presume that the smart phone is like a two-way ankle monitor.  When the day of your hearing arrives, they'll know exactly where you are.  And if you reach the same conclusion and throw that phone in the river, the government can reasonably infer that you do not intend to cooperate.

It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens!  This year there is yet another tax break for illegals in the tax system.  Unlike citizen and green card workers who are not participating in Obamacare or another qualifying plan, who will be paying a penalty of up to $695 per adult (with a family limit of $2,085) for not joining the system, illegals without coverage pay no penalties.  None at all.

Dem. Senator Calls for Investigation into Alleged H-1B Visa Abuse at Eversource Energy.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for a Justice Department investigation into allegations that a northeastern utility company fired hundreds of workers and forced them to train their less expensive foreign replacements.  In a story that has become more common, Eversource Energy has been accused of contracting with outsourcing firms to import lower-paid, foreign workers on H-1B visas to replace their American information technology staff.  In the process, the 200 workers who lost their jobs were allegedly made to train their replacements and remain silent about the matter.

A Careless Executive.  In few cases in its long history has the Supreme Court had occasion to interpret Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  This year it may have another.  We'll know by the end of the Court's term in June, just as the presidential race is heating up.  United States v. Texas is the case to watch.  At issue is President Obama's executive action on immigration known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans).  Under DAPA, undocumented immigrants who satisfy certain conditions may live here for three years, a temporary reprieve from deportation, and obtain work permits.  The conditions are that they have children who are either American citizens or lawful permanent residents and that they have been in the United States since January 2010.

America is a Nation Headed For a Fall.  Even as our economy becomes ever more centered on educated workers, we're welcoming in massive numbers of immigrants, both legal and illegal who are uneducated.  Approximately half of them end up on government assistance paid for by Americans who are laughed at when they question whether unlimited amounts of immigration helps our country.

Obama reinstates 'catch-and-release' policy for illegal immigrants.  The Obama administration has revived the maligned illegal immigrant "catch-and-release" policy of the Bush years, ordering Border Patrol agents not to bother arresting and deporting many new illegal immigrants, the head of the agents' labor union revealed Thursday [2/4/2016].  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Congress that Homeland Security was embarrassed by the number of illegal immigrants not showing up for their deportation hearings, but instead of cracking down on the immigrants, the department ordered agents not to arrest them in the first place — meaning they no longer need to show up for court.  Mr. Judd said the releases are part of President Obama's "priorities" program, which orders agents to worry chiefly about criminals, national security risks and illegal immigrants who came into the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2014.  Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions have learned that by claiming they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — they can be released immediately rather than being arrested.

Border Patrol Agent: We Will Be Terminated If We Try To Enforce The Law.  A top Border Patrol agent revealed Thursday [2/4/2016] that if border agents follow the law and ask illegal aliens why they are coming to the U.S. they will be terminated.  The Border Patrol previously had a policy of "catch and release" that drew the ire of Border Patrol agents:  "These orders are called Notices to Appear (NTA).  The only problem, however, is that these official orders are usually ignored; so much so that Border Patrol Agents have dubbed them Notices to Disappear," Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council testified.

Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'.  In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday [2/4/2016].  What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked.  "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

Illegal Immigrants Demanding In-State Tuition Lose at GA Supreme Court.  Illegal immigrants the Obama administration has shielded from deportation may not sue for less expensive college tuition, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday [2/1/2016].  In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court denied an appeal of a lower court's ruling, saying that the Georgia Board of Regents may not be sued by the 39 plaintiffs seeking in-state tuition as the board is protected by "sovereign immunity," the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The Map: 'Sanctuary Cities' cross the 300 mark with Dallas, Philly.  The number of so-called "Sanctuary Cities" has crossed 300 in a rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding.  The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.

More about sanctuary cities.

Feds to cut aerial surveillance on the border by 50 percent.  Texas Republican Gov. Gregg Abbot and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar on Monday [2/1/2016] sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why the agency is planning to cut back aerial monitoring along the southern border by 50 percent.  "Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer," the lawmakers wrote in the letter, first reported by the Texas Tribune.

Feds to cut aerial surveillance on the border by 50%.  Texas governor Greg Abbott and Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding an explanation why the agency is planning to cut back aerial monitoring of the southern border by 50%.

5 Facts Illegal-Immigration Zealots Won't Admit.  [#2] Illegal immigrants get all the legal breaks.  State and local officials in California play favorites when enforcing laws.  They ignore the transgressions of people who aren't supposed to be in the state and throw the book at citizens and legal residents.  [Historian Victor Davis] Hanson noted, for example, that he would be fined for burning just one grape stake on his farm if it violated environmental rules, but illegal aliens in his area regularly dump garbage by the road and live in motor homes with illegal wiring and sewage.  "Executive authorities compensate for their impotence in not enforcing statutes for some by excessively enforcing them on others," he said.

Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens.  Obama administration officials met in Los Angeles on Friday [1/29/2016] with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens.  "To launch forward we must return to our core values as Americans and even in these tough times strive to embrace our role as a nation of immigrants, a nation of dreamers, a nation of hope," Garcetti said on Twitter about the meeting, which was closed to the public.

U.S. Commits $9.5 Mil to Migrant Education.  The money will flow through the Office of Migrant Education which operates under the bloated U.S. Department of Education, Jimmy Carter's brilliant creation.  The funds will be divided between the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), which will receive $5,407,472 and the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) for migrants, which will get $4,082,415, according to an announcement in the federal register.  CAMP helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family pay for college.  HEP assists them in obtaining a general education diploma that meets guidelines for high school equivalency.  The government will then help those folks gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education, compliments of Uncle Sam.

Report: DHS Incapable of Accurately Reporting Visa Overstays.  The Department of Homeland Security remains unable to accurately report the number of aliens who illegally overstay their visas into the country more than 12 years after the agency was ordered to employ a tracking system to monitor these individuals, according to a new government oversight report that is highly critical of the department's efforts.  More than 12 years after DHS was ordered to implement a biometric system to track the number of aliens who leave the United States when their visas expire, the agency is still in the planning stages and has failed to meet its mandated requirement, according the Government Accountability Office, which has been tracking the department's progress since 2004.

Texas AG: Obama Admin. Resettled Syrians 'Under Cloak Of Secrecy'.  The Obama administration admitted in federal district court late last week that it did not give advance notice to Texas about settling a family of seven Syrian refugees in the state, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  The failure to inform Texas authorities of the resettlement plans in advance, Paxton said, is a violation of the court's directive.  The attorney general's office on Tuesday [1/26/2016] filed a response with the court supporting its request for an injunction.

Supreme Court Will Hear Obama "Executive Amnesty" Case — U.S. v Texas (Judge Hanen Ruling).  D.A.P.A or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — is the executive action Obama attempted in November of 2014 which was shut down by Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in February '15 with the issuance of an emergency injunction. [...] The underlying case has never been argued at the lower court level.  As soon as Judge Hanen delivered the initial injunction, the DOJ began the appeals process against the injunction without ever arguing the merits of the underlying case.

Joy Reid: Republicans Brought This On By Ignoring Conservatives, And Immigration Was Deal-Breaker.  [Scroll down]  Immigration is where the bargain just broke down.  And that base, the base of the party is no longer willing to go along with any part of the elite.  Not the movement conservatives.  Not the money elite part of the party.  They're just not willing to go along with it.  Immigration was the deal-breaker and they are gone.  They cannot be brought back into the tent.  Not even by the mighty National Review.

Sessions: Visa Overstays 'Tantamount to an Open Border'.  Senator Jeff Session of Alabama blasted the findings of a new DHS report on visa overstays.  "This long-awaited report from the Department of Homeland Security demonstrates that we are in the midst of a national immigration crisis.  The report examined only temporary visitors travelling as tourists or business workers, and only those entering at sea and air ports, and yet found that a shocking 527,127 individuals illegally overstayed past their mandatory date of departure.  That's more than half a million overstays in one year for this one category of aliens.  These figures do not include any foreign students or any other foreign worker programs such as the H-1B, the L-1, the H-2B and many, many more.  Nor does it include those who arrived through land ports, thus millions who came on border crossing cards are excluded.  And, because this report was only generated using biographic data, and not biometric data, the true number of overstays is likely much higher," Sessions says in a statement in response to the report.

DHS: 500,000 people overstayed their U.S. visas in 2015.  A new government report released Tuesday night [1/19/2016] found more than half a million foreign nationals who received temporary visas to enter the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program or B Visa in 2015 overstayed their permits.  A total of 527,127 people visiting the U.S. through both programs failed to leave and have remained in the country without legal status or lawful presence.  According to the report, more than 90 percent of those who remained in the country illegally, a total of 482,781, were believed to still be present through the end of last year, according to Department of Homeland Security data.

The Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Administration's Immigration Actions.  On Tuesday morning [1/19/2016], the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging President Barack Obama's attempt to give legal status and work authorizations to more than four million illegal immigrants.  In a brief order, the Supreme Court directed the government and the states to address whether the Obama administration's program "violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution."

Supreme Court will rule on President Obama's immigration plan.  The Supreme Court will give President Obama a final shot at implementing his plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.  The justices agreed Tuesday [1/19/2016] to hear the administration's contention that Obama has the power to change immigration policy without going through Congress.

Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration orders.  Illegal immigration has already been a hot topic in the presidential contest, but the high-profile attention brought on by the Supreme Court fight could amp up the debate even further as the campaign plays out this spring and summer.  In their order Tuesday [1/19/2016], the justices added one question to the case:  whether Obama's actions violated the Constitutional provision requiring him to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed" — in essence, whether existing law bars the president from making the kinds of enforcement changes he sought to make.

So-called 'Unaccompanied alien children' numbers are on target to surpass Invasion 2014.  [E]ven as Obama's State Department seeks to involve the United Nations in choosing Central Americans (and not just the 'children' now but whole families) as 'refugees' destined for your towns, the southern border invasion of illegals is underway and if the rate of arrival for the first three months of FY2016 continues throughout the fiscal year, 2016 will see an even greater arrival rate than the disastrous 2014 summer!

El Salvador to receive $65 million to prevent migration of minors.  El Salvador will receive some $65 million of the $750 million approved by the U.S. Congress to halt the migration of Central American children and teens, through Washington's plan for the "Northern Triangle" of Central America, a Salvadoran presidential aide said Monday [1/18/2016].  Roberto Lorenzana said the distribution of the funds was decided during a meeting last week of the presidents of the Northern Triangle nations — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.  Lorenzana said that some $65 million were assigned to El Salvador, $89 million to Honduras and $112 million to Guatemala.

U.S. Considers 6 Military Bases to House Illegal Immigrants.  A year after fierce opposition disrupted a contentious plan to use American military bases as shelters for illegal immigrants, the Obama administration is quietly working to make it happen and six facilities throughout the nation are currently being considered.  Under the plan the military installations would house droves of under-aged illegal immigrants, officially known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), who have entered the country from Central America in the last two years.

Busted! — Republican State of Union Response Carried Amnesty Pledge in Spanish Version.  There is a bigger controversy about to break wide-open that's potentially far more significant than Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell approving Nikki Haley's non-subtle attack on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.  That bigger controversy is the Spanish version of the GOP State of the Union rebuttal containing an "amnesty pledge".

In GOP State of the Union responses, different messages in English and Spanish on immigration.  The Republican Party's immigration split was reflected Tuesday in the two responses hand-picked party members gave — one in English, one in Spanish — to President Obama's final State of the Union address.  The Spanish version, offered by a Cuban-American congressman from Miami, was decidedly softer.

US Turns to UN to Screen Refugees From Central America.  The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday [1/13/2016].  The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally.

Keywords:  Abdication, incompetence, one world government, open borders
Should the UN be Picking the Next Americans?  The Obama administration has outsourced to the United Nations the selection of Central Americans who will be reclassified as refugees to this country.  How many more ways can we lose control of our border?

Reflections on Wise and Suicidal Immigration.  [Scroll down]  Unfortunately, 21st century immigration policy has forgotten [the] old rules and become illiberal and tribal.  Is it any surprise that foolish immigration practices are proving as reactionary and destructive as wise ones were once enlightened and beneficial?  Immigration is now often in violation of U.S. law.  There are somewhere over 11 [sic] illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.  Breaking the law should be the last not the first act of a new immigrant.

Obama immigration raids [are] a potential 'disaster' for Hillary Clinton, Democrats.  President Obama's new series of raids designed to arrest and deport illegal immigrant Central Americans could end up being a "disaster" for Democrats in the presidential election, pushing Hispanic voters to stay home rather than turn out to vote, activists said Wednesday [1/6/2016].  The raids are a particular challenge for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has yet to personally denounce them.  Given her checkered history on immigration, Latino activists said she must move quickly and forcefully to rebuke Mr. Obama if she hopes to energize Hispanic voters.

Oh, good!  How much will this cost?
Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants.  The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration.  The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.

Feds shuttle illegal migrants around Texas.  With their 21-day window closing, hundreds of minor migrants from Central America have been shuttled to new government holding facilities in Texas.  Up to 700 of the 900 unaccompanied youngsters sent to Ellis and Rockwall counties last month are still under federal control.  Because Texas law set a three-week limit at those locations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving the migrants to camps in Somervell and McLennan counties.  The ongoing influx of minor migrants is requiring more facilities in additional counties — though HHS has not disclosed where.  Nor could HHS spokeswoman Andrea Helling provide current head counts.

New Obama Executive Action to Shred Immigration Caps.  In a proposed federal rule published on New Year's Eve, the president decreed that hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers will be licensed to replace American workers at lower pay.  Congress must act with urgency to stop him.  The president's nearly 200-page rule bypasses federal immigration caps, increasing significantly the number of foreign nationals authorized to work in the country above the limits set by Congress.  These lower-paid foreign workers will be able to take jobs in technology firms, neighborhood pharmacies, energy companies, local schools, public administration, civil engineering, and innumerable other professions both sought and filled by millions of Americans.  Whether young American graduates seeking that first job or longtime workers seeking that well-earned promotion, countless Americans will now find their chosen careers in jeopardy.

ICE Conducts Raids on Illegal Families, Apprehends 121 Over Weekend.  The Obama administration conducted a series of deportation raids over the weekend, netting 121 illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as part of the recent surge at the U.S.- Mexico border.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the raids as part of the administration's effort to tamp down on the already ballooning level of illegal migration from Central America at the border.

Philadelphia mayor's first act is to rescind cooperation with immigration agency.  Philadelphia's new mayor, Jim Kenney, signed an executive order [1/4/2016] only hours after being sworn in that rescinds the city's participation in a controversial program set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Kenney's order comes only a day after a series of ICE raids across the country that have been condemned by immigration activists.  "On his first day in office, newly elected Mayor Kenney reaffirmed that the City of Philadelphia is in fact the City of Brotherly Love," Erika Almiron, director of the Philadelphia-based non-profit Juntos, said in a press release.  "As ICE raids sew [sic] new levels of fear in our communities, Mayor Kenney is making sure local officials have nothing to do with it."

Obama's Alien Work Permit Jackpot.  As thousands of America's best and brightest technology students are being replaced en masse by cheap foreign labor through H-1B and other conduits, the White House continues to push extraordinary administrative measures and executive orders on behalf of the rest of the world's workers.  Remember:  This open-borders administration employed administrative fiat to open the floodgates for a total of 5.5 million employment documents for illegal alien parents and their children.  After lower court judge Andrew Hanen issued his initial injunction last year against the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — which granted illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States the right to remain in the United States and work — Obama bureaucrats defiantly violated it anyway and issued 2,000 more work permits to people here illegally.

You Only Think You Know How Many Illegal Immigrants Live in the US.  [Scroll down]  Three main players were involved in generating that number of 11 million illegal immigrants:  Pew Research Center, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Department of Homeland Security.  But they were only masseurs of the source data, which comes from the Census Bureau by means of two surveys:  the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.  We need to identify these players.  Pew claims impartiality, but the methodologists for its numbers come from decidedly liberal roots such as the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.  The Center for Immigration Studies approaches the question from the side of more controlled and limited immigration flows.  Homeland Security is a bureaucracy with a presidentially appointed secretary who carries out administration policies.  The Census Bureau's surveys are conducted both by mail and in-person visits to selected homes.  Neither asks directly, "Are you in the United States illegally?"

The Dog Ate My Constitution.  [Scroll down]  Clearly, the first two clauses of the [First A]mendment are the only ones relevant to religion, and neither applies in the immediate instance of Trump's ban on immigration.  He did not say he was establishing an official state religion, and he did not say he was banning the practice of the Islamic religion.  What he said was that because of the danger to the citizens of the United States from Islamic terrorism, he would not allow immigration by non-citizen Muslims.  By long-established precedent, non-citizens who reside outside the country have no right to enter the country, and they have no constitutional rights, period.

15 Stats That Destroy Liberal Narratives.  [#13] "As Pew Research cheerfully reports, previous immigrants were 'almost entirely' European.  But since Kennedy's immigration act, a majority of immigrants have been from Latin America.  One-quarter are from Asia.  Only 12 percent of post-1965-act immigrants have been from Europe — and they're probably Muslims.  Apparently, the 'American experiment' is actually some kind of sociological trial in which we see if people who have no history of Western government can run a constitutional republic.  As of 1970, there were only 9 million Hispanics in the entire country, according to the Pew Research Center.  Today, there are well more than 60 million."

The Immigration Maelstrom Engulfs America.  A new border surge is on us, with illegals pouring in from Central America and well beyond.  Yes, it's the work of political forces taking advantage of U.S. weakness.  But it has major complicity from the White House.

With amnesty, elites conspire against the middle class.  It is not a crisis for Americans that other people have come into their country illegally and now find it uncomfortable to be living here breaking the law.  It's supposed to be uncomfortable to break the law.  Perhaps illegal aliens should have considered that before coming. [...] How did all these illegal aliens get into "the shadows" in the first place?  They weren't kidnapped and dragged across the border.  They came here.  At most — and this is dubious — it's a crisis for the illegal immigrants.  But "living in the shadows" is evidently better than living in Guadalajara, otherwise, there's an easy solution.  Living in the shadows doesn't seem to be much of a crisis even for them.

The sum of all fears.  Many Americans are angry that politicians of both parties seem to have placed their careers ahead of their responsibility to take care of the nation.  As Ronald Reagan said, we are just one generation away from losing it all.  That's because democracy and equal rights are not the norm in the world.  They must be fought for and maintained if we wish to pass them on to our descendants.  Yes, we want immigrants to come to America, but we want them to come respecting our laws (otherwise what are laws for?), to learn English, our history and values and to become — as earlier immigrants did — fully American without hyphens.

Deportations under Obama plummet during second term.  For the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. who otherwise stay out of trouble, the chances of being deported are less than 1 percent, according to new figures released by the Department of Homeland Security.  The new figures show a dramatic four-year decline in the number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration, from more than 409,000 in 2012 to just 235,000 in fiscal 2015.  The numbers represent the fewest deportations since 2006.

Feds Plan Sweep of Undocumented Immigrants Still in US Despite Orders to Leave.  Federal immigration authorities are planning a nationwide sweep of undocumented immigrants and families who are still in the United States even after being ordered by a judge to return home, according to U.S. officials.  The move — expected to begin next month if top administration officials give final approval — comes in response to a recent uptick in illegal border crossings, the officials said.

DHS preparing immigration raids by noting them a month in advance.  Almost by definition, a "raid" involves the element of surprise.  The idea is to catch one or more people unaware in order to ensure that law enforcement can find them.  That may be especially true for potential targets who are well aware of their fraught legal status — such as illegal immigrants who have remained in the US in defiance of court orders for deportation. [...] Besides, enforcement should be ongoing, not something occasionally considered and even more occasionally performed.

Lawsuit settlement leads to return of nearly 100 deported Mexicans back to U.S..  Nearly 100 Mexicans have sought to return to the U.S. by Wednesday's deadline under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused federal immigration officials in Southern California of failing to advise people of their rights.

Obama's open door: How deportations have plummeted since President's re-election.  The Obama administration formally disclosed Tuesday [12/22/2015] that it deported the fewest immigrants since 2006.

AZ Sheriff Babeu: We've Had 10,000 Unaccompanied Juveniles In Two Months, Obama Admin Says 'Border Is Wide Open'.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) stated, "just the last two months alone, we've had 10,000 unaccompanied juveniles" who are "staying here" and that "the Obama administration says the border is wide open, that there is no law it comes to immigration" on Monday's [12/21/2015] "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" on the Fox Business Network.

Crimmigration as a Non-Priority.  [I]f there's one thing that isn't a priority for the "Immigration and Customs Enforcement" agency, it's immigration enforcement.  To the point where guys are being threatened with firing for arresting criminal aliens — not mere immigration-law breakers, but serious, violent felons.  So what is the priority at ICE, if law enforcement isn't?

Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis.  In October and November, more than 10,500 children crossed the U.S.-Mexico border by themselves, the vast majority from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to U.S. government data analyzed by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank.  That's a 106 percent increase over the same period last year, reflecting a steady increase that began in March.  The numbers are still far below the peak period last year, when more than 10,600 unaccompanied minors crossed the border just in the month of June, swamping federal resources.

Illegal minors brag about being freed in U.S., encourage others to come.  The Department of Homeland Security has told Congress that for the past six years it has deported just six percent of youths who entered the country illegally, an enormous policy failure that illegal immigrants are seizing on to encourage friends and relatives to raid the border.  Getting into the United States is so easy, and staying here a cinch, that illegals are even telling U.S. Border Patrol officials that they know they will be freed and are using social media to send home photos of their "permisos," documents that set them free.

Congress Provides $1.6B to Resettle Illegal Immigrants Arriving at Border Through 2018.  A massive appropriations bill expected to be approved by Congress would provide more than $1.6 billion to resettle illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S. border through 2018.  Congress would award the massive check to the government just as the U.S. is experiencing a surge in arrivals of immigrant children at the southern border.  Last week, federal agencies said they were opening two temporary shelters with 1,000 beds in South Texas to cope with the surge.  A 400-bed shelter is also to be opened in Southern California.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Omnibus a 'Betrayal', Increases Foreign Workers, Fully Funds Obama Immigration Agenda.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) slammed the immigration implications of the year-end spending bill Wednesday [12/16/2015], saying the omnibus represents a "betrayal" of voters that fully funds President Obama's immigration agenda while also increasing the number of low-skilled foreign guest workers allowed.

Yes, We Can Deport 12 Million.  The IRS has tyrannical powers that are probably constitutional only because judges depend on the U.S. Treasury to pay their salaries.  To encourage the 12 million illegals to go back from where they came, some carrots and sticks would help.  Remember, these people are living in a strange country with strange customs and a language they don't understand very well.  It can't be that hard to intimidate them.  If the IRS feels free to intimidate 200 million taxpayers by outrageous methods why should we be reluctant to use some of the same methods on the illegals?

Twenty-Five Years of Helping Foreigners Take American Jobs.  Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990.  Instead of reforming the corrosive effects of the Immigration Act of 1965, an act that birthed the mass immigration system we have today, the 1990 act made the situation dramatically worse and make it less likely Americans would fill American jobs.  The act raised the annual immigration ceiling from 530,000 to 700,000 (excluding other types of legal entry like refugee admissions) while creating a coterie of new immigrant and guestworker visas, mostly for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.

Census: 808,000 children of immigrants eligible to vote EVERY YEAR.  The population of children born in the United States to immigrants — making the kids immediate U.S. citizens — has reached 16.7 million, according to the Census Bureau.  That is higher than the population of every single state except California, Texas, Florida and New York.

Obama's Recipe for Disaster.  When millions are here illegally who don't speak English and won't learn, who care nothing about our culture and history and prefer that which they left behind, who gobble up benefits provided by the American taxpayer, who wind up displacing American workers who need jobs, not to mention that every day the news includes more stories about illegal aliens who have murdered, raped, driven drunk and killed innocent Americans and then fill our streets demanding their "rights" — and do so without any fear of being deported by the Obama administration — is it any wonder that Americans feel like they are indeed strangers in their own land?

Memo to GOP: Curb Immigration or Quit.  The great and broadly-shared middle-class growth that occurred in the 20th century took place during a period of low immigration.  Following the 1880-1920 immigration wave, which saw the foreign-born population double from 7 million to 14 million people, Congress passed a law to reduce future immigration.  Between 1920 and 1970, America's foreign-born population shrank from 14 million to 9.6 million.  For half a century, the number of immigrants declined both in total number and as a share of the population.  This period witnessed rapid wage growth.  According to the Congressional Research Service, from 1945 to 1970 — as the foreign-born population fell — the bottom 90 percent of wage earners saw an 82.5 percent increase in their wages.  During this time, millions of prior immigrants were able to climb out of the tenements and into the middle class.

A simple question for all the amnesty proponents.  Democrats desire the votes that come with the shift in demographics.  Republicans desire the cheap labor.  The Democrat reasoning is not new, nor does it warrant much debate.  The voting trends are clear.  However, the reasoning for the Republicans is grounded in some assumed Chamber of Commerce big-business desires for continued labor cost stagnation.  Both positions seem plausible.  Yet the great unasked and unanswered question for all those who suggest some amnesty and pathway to citizenship is this.  Because there must be a sign-up requirement for any amnesty program participants:  What is to be done with those who will not sign up?  When the sign-up period is over, when the grace period is lapsed, what then with those illegals?

Immigration must benefit the home nation.  Among us live anywhere from 12 to 18 million illegal aliens.  Many came in a desperate quest to secure freedom or economic gain, others to commit crimes and prey on our fellow citizens, and a few determined to sow destruction and terror in the name of religion or ideology.  They were able to walk across a border because the nation's governing class chose to view these masses, not as individuals, but pawns in a crass political game.  The Left saw potential votes by making the illegals another dependent class as they had so cynically done with the African-Americans.  Many in the Republican Party establishment, at the behest of the business lobby, viewed these same unfortunates as a source of cheap and easily exploited labor.  Bowing to the most base of political motives, money and votes, the borders were left open and essentially unsecured.

Immigration: The Refugee Scam.  If a stranger in need happens by your area and you're a charitable sort, you may take him in for a time, feed him and provide other basic necessities.  You don't generally make him an official part of your family and empower him to help decide on finances, what products to buy, how your kids will be educated and what values will prevail within your home.

Monstrous Surge of Illegal Immigrants at the Border — 10,000 in September Alone.  In September alone, 10,000 illegal immigrants were found at the southern border.  And I'm telling you, that number is severely understating it.  We are being inundated — invaded.  Obama and DHS were putting forth that illegal immigration was way down that it was the lowest since the 1970's.  What a monstrous lie.  Our country cannot take this influx indefinitely.  The rule of law is not only being ignored by Obama, it is beginning to break down.  Violence is rising across the nation and becoming much more common place.

Rubio: 'I Think the American People Are Going to Be Reasonable' on 11M Illegal Aliens.  Asked at Tuesday night's [12/15/2015] debate if he still supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said yes — but not in so many words.  Rubio said the first step is to secure the border; the second step is to "reform and modernize the legal immigration system."

Guest Worker Program Expanded Fourfold Under New Provision In Spending Bill.  A measure included in the omnibus package would quadruple the H-2B foreign worker program, according to a new report from Numbers USA.

Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls.  Immigrant rights activists have vowed to sign up 1 million immigrants — mostly Mexicans — for citizenship and then quickly register them to vote in time to punish Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans at the polls in November for their harsh rhetoric.  The advocates say the new voters could make a difference in the presidential race, where most of the Republican field has tacked to the right in word and policy, and in key Senate races in Illinois and Florida, where Republicans will be reaching to hang on to critical seats.

Federal government cannot afford latest wave of unaccompanied minors, HHS warns.  On the heels of reassurances by Texas officials to residents that the federal government will provide the funds and support for the hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are being sheltered there, Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, is warning Congress that her agency faces a budget shortfall and could be overwhelmed by the new influx of children.

Sheriff: 'We Are Forced to Accept' Feds Creating 'Small City' of Illegal Aliens in Texas Community.  A Texas sheriff expressed concerns that the federal government's plans to bring large numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from the border to the campsite located southwest of Dallas will become a "small city."  The children are illegal immigrants mostly from Central America who have recently crossed the border during the latest surge.  Nearly 500 UACs are scheduled to arrive in the next few days at the Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center located near Waxahachie, Texas, a report on Texas Police News states.  400 workers were expected to arrive on Thursday [12/10/2015] and the children are expected to follow along shortly thereafter.

Hillary: Illegal immigrant children must be sent home.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [11/8/2015] that U.S. should send a clear message that the illegal immigrant children who have been surging across the border will be sent home.  Mrs. Clinton, speaking during a town hall hosted by CNN, said the children should receive the best possible medical care, but should be return to their home countries if their relatives can be located.

Obama is an Authoritarian.  On Wednesday night's radio program, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed the "conservative" media's outrage over Donald Trump's proposal to halt all Muslim immigration to the United States.  He focused on the naming of Donald Trump as a Fascist by conservatives who have never thought to call the authoritarian Barack Obama by similar names.  Levin focused on the fact that it is Barack Obama that has been a very successful authoritarian president who has achieved much of what he set out to do.  This includes turning American against American, and instilling open borders.

Emergency measures imposed as border surge surprises, overwhelms immigration officials.  The surge of illegal immigrant children continued unabated in November, pushing the Obama administration to announce emergency measures to try to handle a problem it thought it had solved earlier this year.  Two months into the new fiscal year, the number of unaccompanied minors jumping the border and getting caught is at an all-time high.  So far, the U.S. Border Patrol has picked up over 10,500 — more than twice the number at the same point last year.  The number of families trying to cross also has surged, with more than 12,500 people caught — a 173 percent increase over last year.

America's Toxic Brew: "Diversity".  "Political correctness" is of course the left's method of shutting down the opposition.  It has led to such ridiculous terms as "undocumented worker".  Undocumented?  It's as if some heartless bureaucrat forgot to process Juan's immigration papers, rather than the fact that Juan criminally crashed our border without authorization and is hence, an illegal alien.  The accurate term "illegal alien" is of course enough to induce hysterics among the politically correct.  It is this same PC left who would much rather engage in name calling than discussing actual facts.  Their shut-down-the-argument technique always includes hurling such meaningless labels as "hater", "homophobe", islamophobe", "denier", "xenophobe" and so on.

Republican Capitulation Feeds Barack Obama's Tyranny.  When Barack Obama announced his plan Thursday night to mainstream millions of illegal immigrants with an executive order allowing them to remain in the United States without facing deportation he not only created a precedent, but a law in itself.  In true dictatorial fashion, Obama laid out his decree by justifying his order in wake of the "failure" of the legislative process to pass immigration reform. [...] Obama's argument essentially rests upon his well-founded belief that Congress will be unwilling to use its command over the treasury to coerce him into heeding the limits of his power.

Just Like the Pilgrims, if the Pilgrims Had Suicide Belts.  Obama recently decided to effectively suspend enforcement of immigration law and unilaterally legalize huge numbers of illegal aliens. [...] Of course immigration policy precisely discriminates against immigrants based on their country of origin or religious affiliation, since the latter is used to determine quotas, while the former is used to verify claims of religious persecution.  Obama is claiming that the Civil Rights Act applies to immigration policy at the State level, but not the Federal level.  This is a new level of lawlessness even for Obama.

One More Destructive Thing Obama Is Determined To Do Before He Leaves Office.  President Barack Obama is determined to exert king-like power and create laws to reward foreigners who've entered and/or remained in the United States illegally, despite his role as executor of laws.  Earlier this month, a federal judge upheld an injunction against his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through executive order.  A coalition of 26 states moved to stop the president from ignoring our checks-and-balances system.  But he's trying to push through a policy that's both unfair and harmful to American citizens.

Americans Agree With Trump: The Illegal Immigrants Must Go.  Most Americans agree with Donald Trump — the illegal aliens have to go.  Head 'em up, move 'em out.  A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries.  Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump's plan.  But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical.  Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump — a super-majority.  So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates?

Obama administration released illegal immigrant children to criminals' homes.  The Obama administration released thousands of illegal immigrant children to sponsors with criminal records, including arrests on charges of child molestation, human trafficking and homicide, a top senator charged Tuesday [11/24/2015].  If true, it would be a stunning black mark on President Obama's immigration record, according to analysts, who said the first job of the government was to protect the children from dangerous situations — and it apparently failed.

DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed "Credible Fear" to Stay in U.S..  The Obama administration let hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. even though federal authorities knew in advance that an open borders group coached them to falsely claim "credible fear" to get asylum, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The operation was part of a scam conducted by an immigrant rights organization called the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NITA), which in recent years has coordinated demonstrations along the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona.  In mid-2014 the group orchestrated a racket seeking to bring 250 illegal aliens into the U.S. through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.  To assure the migrants were allowed to stay in the U.S., the group had them falsely claim that they had a "credible fear" of returning to their native country.

Clinton says her use of term 'illegal immigrant' was a 'poor choice of words'.  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [11/24/2015] that her use of the term "illegal immigrant" at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a "poor choice of words."  "That was a poor choice of words," Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat.  "As I've said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers.  They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."

Amnesty's end run: What rule of law?  Months after a federal judge put the kibosh on President Obama's executive amnesty for at least 5 million illegal aliens, the administration planned to circumvent the court by providing work permits to millions of aliens, legal and illegal, according to a leaked memo.  Now Republican senators want answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate.  The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration's victory lap earlier this year was premature.  Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.

Secretary Jeh Johnson, DAPA, and The Case For Impeachment.  [Scroll down slowly] In our opinion the White House never intended to win the underlying case.  The executive action was clearly unconstitutional as it created an entirely new status of personage:  "An Illegal but lawful resident", complete with employment eligibility.  If President Obama believed he was just using prosecutorial discretion in non-deportation he could do nothing.  He doesn't deport them, and 5+ million (who qualify under DAPA) stay put without change.  Taking no executive action is the same thing as not deporting; but that's not what he did — he created an executive action to make those illegal aliens "lawful residents". [...] Obama never planned to win the case; he planned to lose the case but in the interim have carried out the action that is irreversible.  It would be impossible to make 5 million people unlawful once their new lawful status was achieved.  This was/is the goal all along.

Obama actions shield most illegals from deportation even as courts stall amnesty.  President Obama's marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.  The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants.  It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to approve executive amnesty.  The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate President Obama's deportation amnesty, filing papers Friday [11/20/2015] appealing a federal appeals court's decision blocking the amnesty exactly a year after the program was first announced.  Administration officials hope to get the case on the high court's calendar for this term, which ends in June.  Otherwise the case would have to wait to be heard until October 2016, at the earliest, which would mean a decision likely wouldn't come until after Mr. Obama leaves office and a new president has a chance to undo his moves.

Study: More Mexicans leaving the US than coming in.  More Mexicans are leaving than coming to the U.S. as families reunify, are forced to reunify and for other reasons, the Pew Research Center says today in a new report.  Three years ago, Pew reported zero net migration, after an extraordinary exodus from Mexico that reshaped great portions of the U.S., especially Texas and California.  Today, Pew reports there's a net loss of 140,000.

Obama actions shield most illegals from deportation even as courts stall amnesty.  President Obama's marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.  The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants.  It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.

Undermining America: The Refugee Coalition.  In her book, Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America, Ann Corcoran explains that "Refugee resettlement has become a major money-maker for what can only be described as the 'Religious Left,' whose goal is to change the demographic make-up of the 180-plus cities and towns in which they presently work."  Corcorans' statement perfectly describes exactly what is happening as push for more and more refugees comes solely from the Left.  Whether it be Mayors, Senators, or Representatives in the House, they're all seeking to change the demographic make-up of the United States by forcing the taxpayers to subsidize their own destruction.

Cruz Opposes Amnesty, Rubio Supported It, and Rubio Fails to See the Difference.  To be a good legislator and to move public opinion on important issues, a senator sometimes must make proposals that, taken out of context, can distort the senator's overarching position, creating the illusion that he favors what he clearly opposes, and vice versa.  No one should know this better than Senator Marco Rubio.  Yet Rubio, a major culprit when it comes to foolish immigration policy, is now straining to defend his walk on the wild side by misrepresenting the record of his rival, Senator Ted Cruz.

Why Obama's immigration plans are still unconstitutional.  President Obama has a penchant for presidential power plays.  He has been following his own playbook since January 2014 when he declared:  "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone" — his promise to do all that he could to bypass Congress — relying on Executive Orders and actions instead of legislation.  Now, a federal appeals court has struck a critical blow against his strategy to unilaterally "change" the nation's immigration laws.  Monday [11/9/2015], a majority of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the president's unprecedented and unlawful power-grab.  The Fifth Circuit ruled that President Obama's executive overreach that unilaterally rewrote the law without congressional consent is unconstitutional, unlawful, and violates the separation of powers.

Immigration, President Obama and the rule of law.  Earlier this week, a federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld an injunction issued by a federal district court in Texas against the federal government, thereby preventing it from implementing President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration.  Critics had argued and two federal courts have now agreed that the orders effectively circumvented federal law and were essentially unconstitutional.  Though the injunction on its face restrains officials in the Department of Homeland Security, it is really a restraint on the president himself.

Immigration Sanctuary Ban Creates Uncertainty in North Carolina.  A day after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill prohibiting so-called sanctuary city policies in North Carolina, Jose Lopez, the police chief in Durham, was assessing the effect it would have on this city, where, for the last dozen years, police officers have been instructed to limit inquiries about a person's immigration status.  In order for Durham to comply with the new law, Chief Lopez said, the local rule would have to come off the books.  Although he said he would still recommend that his officers refrain from poking their noses into immigration matters, he predicted that rumors would spread among undocumented immigrants that it was no longer safe to cooperate with the Durham police.

Communication breakdown: NM officials in the dark about ICE deportation program.  The federal government's one-year-old plan to work with local law enforcement to deport violent illegal aliens nabbed by police and held in lockups is news to jail officials in one key border state, according to one top administrator, who said his colleagues in New Mexico only know what reporters have told them.

Oct. Jobs: Immigrants Gain Jobs At 2.5 Times Americans' Rate.  [Scroll down]  If these numbers do not look familiar, it is because the Main Stream Media ignore them.  The MSM folks focus on the Payroll Employment Survey, which does not collect information on the nativity of workers — perhaps because companies do not ask, and do not want to know.  Many feign ignorance on the number of illegal aliens in their employ.

Presidential Lawlessness Blocked — for Now.  The president's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is the most extraordinary display of presidential lawlessness in recent memory.  On Monday [11/9/2015], the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rightly blocked that lawlessness from proceeding further.

Obama administration to seek Supreme Court involvement in immigration case.  The Obama administration said Tuesday [11/10/2015] it would ask the Supreme Court to rule next year on the president's plan to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain and work in the United States without fear of deportation, a ruling that could inflame the political debate in the 2016 presidential election.  After a series of recent setbacks for Obama in court, there is a new urgency among White House officials and advocates to start enrolling immigrants before the president leaves office in January 2017.

Another legal loss for Obama's executive actions on immigration.  A federal appeals court panel prohibited President Obama Monday [11/9/2015] from proceeding with his executive attempt to block deportation of some five million illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.  In a 2-1 decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, upheld a March injunction by a Texas federal judge barring the Obama administration from proceeding with its own controversial immigration measures.

Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S..  Congress set up the H-1B program to help American companies hire foreigners with exceptional skills, to fill open jobs and to help their businesses grow.  But the program has been failing many American employers who cannot get visas for foreigners with the special skills they need.  Instead, the outsourcing firms are increasingly dominating the program, federal records show.  In recent years, they have obtained many thousands of the visas — which are limited to 85,000 a year — by learning to game the H-1B system without breaking the rules, researchers and lawyers said.

What Happens Now That the Obama Administration Has Lost Its Immigration Case.  An appeals courts has blocked President Obama from protecting an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States illegally but who are otherwise law-abiding.  The appeals court on Monday night struck down instructions from the Obama administration to concentrate deportation activities on criminals, while allowing those brought to the U.S. as children and undocumented immigrants with U.S. citizen parents and no criminal history to remain in the country without fear of deportation and the ability to work.

Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol.  A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources.  As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation.  In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.

Appeals court upholds injunction against Obama immigration plan.  A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's executive action to shield about 5 million immigrants from deportation and provide them with work permits.

Appeals court rules against Obama immigration plan.  President Obama's executive action preventing the deportation of an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday [11/9/2015] after a federal appeals court upheld a federal judge's injunction blocking the measure.  The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans further dims the prospect of implementation of the executive action before Obama leaves office in 2017.  Appeals over the injunction could take months and, depending on how the case unfolds, it could go back to the Texas federal court for more proceedings.

Appeals court rejects Obama plan to shield five million illegals from deportation.  President Obama's effort to grant up to 5 million illegal immigrants work permits and amnesty from deportation suffered a major blow late Monday [11/9/2015] when a federal appeals court ruled it was likely illegal, in yet another move by the courts to set limits on this White House's efforts to stretch presidential powers.  The 2-1 decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in New Orleans, instantly forces the issue to the fore of the presidential campaigns, where all three top Democratic candidates had insisted Mr. Obama's actions were not only legal, but vowed to go beyond them and try to expand the amnesty to still more illegal immigrants.

Feds' 'Welcome' Guide for New Immigrants Advises on Public Benefits — in 14 Different Languages.  The Obama administration has released an updated welcome guide for new immigrants in the U.S. featuring detailed sections about obtaining public benefits including food stamps, welfare, and Obamacare.  "You or members of your family may be eligible for other federal benefits, depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income level," the guidebook reads.

The Causes of Income Inequality.  Income inequality has risen during the last several decades to heights last seen in the 1920s. [...] The federal government encourages the massive illegal and legal immigration that plays a huge role in job scarcity and income suppression for American workers.  To paraphrase Milton Friedman, a viable economy cannot exist with open borders and unrestricted immigration.  An oversupply of workers willing to work for less pay, the outsourcing of jobs, and visa-immigrant hiring allow companies to replace American workers with immigrants for reduced labor and benefit costs.  A well-known example is that of Disney IT workers who were forced to train their cheaper immigrant replacements.  It is no coincidence that the rise in immigration has occurred simultaneously with the rise of the welfare state.  People unemployed, or in low-wage and part-time jobs, rely on government subsidies.  The result is larger national debt, more corporate wealth, and declining wages.

The Terms "Illegal Alien" and "Political Correctness" Are Now Thought Crimes.  As described in the oligarchical collectivist instruction manual 1984, by curtailing language, our rulers can curtail our thoughts.  This tactic is useful because it is difficult to resist something you cannot name.  So that we do not put up a fight against the unlawful displacement of the American population by illegal aliens, the term "illegal aliens" may soon be forbidden:

Burrito shop Illegal Pete's once again under fire from Latino groups for controversial name.  As a controversial Mexican restaurant chain is in the midst of opening a new location in Arizona, it is once again under fire for its name — Illegal Pete's.  Students at the University of Arizona's Hispanic student organization M.E.Ch.A. have sent a letter to the owner of Illegal Pete's, asking the Colorado businessman to change to the name of his restaurant because they say it offends Hispanics.  "We are not like other communities where your business exists, and we are more than willing to show you that," the group wrote, according to the Arizona Daily Star.  "We are here to tell you that no longer will you be able to claim blissful ignorance and profit from racism."

The Editor says...
It's a bit of a stretch to say that illegal is a racist term.  If being in this country illegally is accompanied by a stigma, there's a quick and easy fix:  get out of this country!

U.S. Seals Another Deal to Protect Illegal Aliens' "Workplace Rights".  [U]nder Obama's first Labor Secretary, former California Congresswoman and influential La Raza figure Hilda Solis, the DOL signed a number of these "partnership agreements" vowing to protect illegal aliens working in the U.S.  Solis even created a special division at the DOL to enforce labor and wage laws in industries that typically hire illegal aliens without reporting anyone to federal immigration authorities.  Protecting the workplace rights of "vulnerable" migrants was a big priority at the agency under her leadership.  During a ceremony to celebrate pacts with several foreign countries Solis said that "migrant workers make important contributions to our economy," and that the deals will "help ensure these workers are aware of the right to safe workplaces and to receive full payment of the wages owed to them under the laws of the United States."  The effort continues and has carried over to other government entities such as the EEOC, an out-of-control agency which is always on the prowl for discrimination even when it's not there.

Illegal Aliens Trot Out Their "Bill Of Rights".  Instead of being humble and telling us how much they want to be part of this great nation, they make more demands.

Illegals Lobby Goes Off Deep End, Handing Out Reasons To Vote For Trump.  If the open borders lobby had wanted to funnel support to Donald Trump, it couldn't have done better than its latest stunts:  A video of raging, foul-mouthed anchor babies and an illegal-alien "bill of rights."  In less than a week, immigration advocates have managed to decisively if inadvertently make a case against illegal immigration just by showing the public what it's all about.

Illegal immigrants release 'Bill of Rights'.  An immigrant-rights group proposed a "Bill of Rights" for illegal immigrants Thursday [11/5/2015], demanding that Americans recognize there are millions already in the country who deserve health care, in-state tuition rates for college and a guarantee of citizenship in the long term.  The list of demands runs 10 items long — the same as the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights — and also calls for an end to arrests and deportations for "all law-abiding undocumented Americans."

The Editor says...
There is no such thing as an "law-abiding undocumented American."

Texas Governor Strips State Grant Funding from Sanctuary City Sheriffs.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a new plan to strip state grant funding from county sheriff's with a Sanctuary City policy of not honoring ICE detainers.  The move follows Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez's order that criminal illegal aliens in her jail will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if ICE detainers will be enforced.

Illegal Alien Activists, Astroturfers, and YouTube Censoring American Majority.  By now most people are aware of the vile video produced and promoted by those who advocate for increasing illegal immigration.  (WARNING:  Extremely Foul Language)  However, the resulting feedback is apparently not exactly what the leftists had in mind.  There has been a massive backlash against these moonbat activists.  In order to control the narrative (and eliminate visibility of the backlash) it appears YouTube and the leftist activist group DeportRacism are deleting negative feedback and have now been caught manipulating the Like/Dislike rating tool.

Ted Cruz illegal immigration crackdown blocked by Democratic leader Reid.  Senate Democrats rejected an effort to push back against sanctuary cities Wednesday, denying a request by Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz to immediately begin debating a bill to impose mandatory minimum federal sentences on repeat-illegal immigrants.  Just a day after the "sanctuary sheriff" in San Francisco, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, lost his bid for re-election in large part due to his stance on the issue, Mr. Cruz tried to force the debate onto the national level.

Obama's Secret Destruction of Our Immigration System.  [Scroll down]  If these initiatives are successful, the impact on American workers would border on catastrophic, especially for college graduates.  American universities churn out approximately 800,000 graduates per year with degrees in medicine and business, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  These graduates are already having trouble finding jobs in their respective fields, and Obama's agenda would add the insult to injury, forcing them to compete with foreign workers willing to accept lower wages.

Feds: 81,038 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children Placed In All 50 States, D.C. in Last Two Years.  The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has released data updated as of Nov. 2 that show in the last two years 81,038 illegal alien minors who entered the U.S. without a parent or guardian were subsequently placed with adult sponsors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  According to the "Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State" statistics and confirmed by a spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families — which operates ORR — 27,520 unaccompanied illegal alien minors have been released to sponsors around the United States in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015).  This is in addition to the 53,518 children released into the United States in fiscal year 2014 (October 2013 to September 2014).

The Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.  In July, 2015, President Barack Obama stripped out the requirement for individuals becoming naturalized citizens to defend the United States through military service.  On September 16[,] 2015 President Obama said in a video aimed at convincing migrants to pursue American citizenship that they didn't need to assimilate.  [Obama quote deleted.]  There's another new turn of phrase designed to hide or soften what he is doing.  "Nine million resident migrants" — think about that for a moment.  We wouldn't want you to get all serious about an oath, or make you uncomfortable.  There's one graduate of Harvard Law School who apparently never really learned anything about the Constitution at all.

Obama Has Politicized Everything To Do With Immigration, Now It's Foreign STEM Graduates.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that allows foreign students with degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) to extend their stay in the U.S to work after graduation.  Since, unlike native Americans, they are still defined as "students" they are not required to pay social security and Medicare taxes.  The bonus given to employers for hiring a foreign STEM graduate will increase from $10,000 to $12,000.  So an employer is more apt to hire a foreign graduate to work in their field of study, than to hire a new American STEM graduate.

I'm Listing the 18 Mayors That Told Obama They Want To Take In Syrian Refugees So People Will Know Who To Tar and Feather.  Here are 18 mayors that signed a letter letting Obama know that that they have the welcome mat out for Syrian refugees.  (Most are not from Syria.)

Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees.  Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration.  "We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities," wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition.

Leaked DHS memo shows Obama might circumvent DAPA injunction.  A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November's deferral-based amnesty initiative.  The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS "Regulations Retreat" last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit.

The 7 Keys To Trapping As Many Americans As Possible In Poverty.  You want to make as many Americans poor as possible?  Then start by... [#6] Having Massive Immigration:  Supply and demand is the simplest law of economics.  How does that help make Americans poor?  Well, the more replaceable any worker is, the less money you need to pay him.  Why pay an engineer a decent salary if you can easily replace him with an H-1B visa worker from India or China who'll work for $30,000 less per year?

Illegals Cost North Carolina Taxpayers $2 Billion a Year.  Earlier this month, I reported that illegals cost Ohio taxpayers nearly $900 million a year, and those figures were based on numbers from a couple years ago meaning the figure is higher now.  In 2010, it was estimated that there were at least 110,000 illegals living in Ohio.  Five years later that figure has surely increased as the Obama administration continues to welcome future Democratic illegal voters.

Safety concerns prompt Border Patrol to pull out of college job fair amid protests.  The Border Patrol is looking for a few good men and women — but not angry confrontation, and that concern is what prompted the agency to back out of a college job fair.  Accusing the federal agency charged with protecting U.S. borders of "unjust killings, ... racial profiling, use of force, and unjust violence," protesters at University of California-Irvine succeeded in stopping the Border Patrol from taking part in an Oct. 22 career fair — and blocked students from learning more about a possible job opportunity.

Obama's Immigration Agency Now 'Welcoming All Residents'.  The Obama administration's efforts to transform the nation's electorate through immigration is running at full speed. White House employees have been sent to the Department of Homeland Security to accelerate President Obama's efforts to integrate foreigners into the American political landscape as quickly as possible — preferably by November 2016.

Sanctuary Cities Will 'No Longer Be Tolerated' in Texas, Says Governor Abbott.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to put an end to "sanctuary cities" for illegal aliens in his state.  Abbott made a statement in response to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez stating that she would consider honoring immigrant detainers on a "case by case" basis.

DHS Incentivizes Employers to Hire Alien College Grads Over Native Grads.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien college graduates over native-born graduates, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies.  The optional practical training program (OPT) awards alien college graduates a work permit to stay in the United States for 12 months.  If these graduates have majored in science, technology, engineering, or math, also known as STEM fields, the graduates get an additional 17 months of work.  This means alien college graduates who graduated in STEM fields would be able to stay in the United States for a total of 29 months.

Feds dangle $12,000 bonus to firms that hire foreign students.  The Department of Homeland Security is readying a plan to expand a program that pays U.S. employers to hire foreign STEM students taught in America, a move that could end up punishing American college grads and even the elderly, according to an immigration think tank.  In pushing to allow more foreign students into the so-called "optional practical training program," DHS said that it will help businesses and colleges by keeping those foreign students in the U.S. following their American-taught science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, curriculum.

Federal Government Bribes Employers to Hire Foreigners Instead of Americans.  The idea is to make sure foreigners stay after entering the country on temporary visas, as part of the systematic displacement of the American population.  That's how the bureaurats in the Department of Homeland Security keep themselves occupied in Orwellian America.  What did you think they were going to do, keep the homeland secure?

Surge of illegal children, families accelerates.  The surge of children and families crossing the southwest border illegally accelerated again in September, leaving fiscal year 2015 the second-worst on record, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Border Patrol.  Agents caught 4,476 children traveling without parents on the border last month and 5,273 parents and children traveling as families — both of those nearly twice the level of September 2014, suggesting that smugglers have once again stepped up their efforts to entice Central Americans to make the crossing.

Senator Warns: "Great Danger" of Mass Amnesty Invasion in 2017 by the Beltway Uniparty Traitors.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is echoing the concerns of other prominent conservatives that the events unfolding now in Washington could lead to mass amnesty in 2017.  "The word is... that 2017 is the year to watch for immigration," radio host Laura Ingraham asked Sessions.  "What are the chances... that if Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is Speaker and Hillary Clinton is President of the United States, or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is President of the United States that they would move in the first 100 days to push a massive, similar [to the 'Gang of Eight'] immigration reform bill?"  Sessions replied, "I think there's a great danger that that would happen."

Migrants from Terrorist Nations in Texas ICE Center Seeking Asylum.  The Obama administration insists the southern border is secure, yet dozens of illegal aliens from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico and are being held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center.  The detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and they are seeking asylum in the U.S.  This week the 54 migrants from terrorist nations started a hunger strike to protest their detention at an ICE facility in El Paso.

What happened to the president's immigration programs?  Demonstrators are fasting this week in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, protesting a suit brought by 26 states that seeks an end to the temporary protection from deportation granted to immigrants by executive action.  A panel of three appeals court judges heard arguments July 10 but has delayed ruling nearly a month beyond its self-imposed 60-day deadline.

Sedgwick County Chairman Richard Ranzau target of recall push by immigration group.  The Immigration Advocacy Network announced Monday [10/19/2015] it will seek to recall Sedgwick County Commission Chair Richard Ranzau.  "Mr. Ranzau has failed in providing and protecting the health and welfare of Sedgwick County citizens who he was elected to protect," Sandrine Lisk, director of advocacy for the group, said in describing the legal justification for the petition. [...] Lisk said the potential recall is a direct backlash to Ranzau's view that illegal immigrants shouldn't benefit from the federal Women, Infants and Children program.

The Editor says...
The activists behind this recall are squawking about "the health and welfare of Sedgwick County citizens," but they are rallying in support of illegal aliens who are not citizens.  Most illegal aliens, in my opinion, would have stayed on the other side of the border had they not been enticed by free stuff like food stamps, TANF, AFDC and WIC.

Obama: Nihilist or Just Incompetent?  [Scroll down]  Otherwise, the Obama record is mostly disasters.  He promised over 20 times not to act unconstitutionally and issue blanket amnesties.  Then he destroyed the idea of a border, both physically and ideologically — and taught the Democratic Party that the salvation for its otherwise unpopular agenda was demographic, as in welcoming in millions of illegal aliens who would form a new constituency for statism.  To restore a shred of border security will incur institutionalized charges of racist, nativist, and xenophobe.  The only brake on immigration will be bewildered Latino activists who fear that vast increases in illegal Asian immigration will trump their own paradigm, and thus they will call for some sort of immigration enforcement.  Obama has left us with an existential question:  if there are no borders and no immigration laws, at what point does illegal immigration cease?

What ever happened to Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration?  Nearly a year ago, President Obama announced a sweeping plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, arguing that a mass exodus of undocumented migrants "would be both impossible and contrary to our character." [...] Activists nationwide have mobilized to help immigrants apply for relief.  Yet Obama's plan has gone — and may be going — nowhere.  That's because it remains in legal limbo, sitting in a New Orleans federal appeals court that heard arguments in July but has yet to issue a decision.

Discerning fact from fiction in the Texas immigrant birth certificate situation.  The Internet went abuzz Friday [10/16/2015] after a federal judge in Texas decided not to issue an emergency order requiring the state to accept a particular form of ID from illegal immigrants so they can get birth certificates for their U.S.-born kids.

Judge: No Birth Certificates to Immigrant Kids Born in Texas.  A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S- born children, saying that the families raised "grave concerns" but more evidence is needed, according to a ruling issued Friday [10/16/2015].

Tens of thousands of illegal alien minors still waiting to be deported.  Tens of thousands of illegal alien minors who crossed the border in the last two years have still not had their cases adjudicated by immigration courts and are still in the United States, attending school and receiving other benefits.  Nearly 40% of the illegals have not shown up for their court dates so far.

Illegal Immigration is a Mega Issue.  Just when the big media gods were ready to drive a spike through Donald Trump for putting truth to power, an illegal alien murdered Kathy Steinle in San Francisco a sanctuary city, but because the weapon used was a stolen, federally owned firearm the media couldn't effectively run from the story.  Illegal immigration vaulted into the public eye and America's election cycle; where it will remain a mega issue until election day.  After the Steinle murder America witnessed another illegal alien attack this time a sleeping 64-year-old Santa Maria California resident killed by an illegal alien.

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade.  The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.

How A 1965 Immigration Law Changed America And The World.  Fifty years ago on Oct. 3, 1965, the most liberal immigration law in the world — the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) — was signed by President Johnson under the Statue of Liberty.  It was the last of the major Great Society laws to be passed during the emerging civil rights era.  It became Sen. Ted Kennedy's lifetime legislative legacy.  It truly changed the face of America.  It has had a huge impact as well as on immigration laws throughout the Western world.  Its many unintended consequences can be seen today in the heart-wrenching, chaotic immigration crisis in Europe and on our southern border.

Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary.  Illegal immigrants — along with other noncitizens without the right to vote — may pick the 2016 presidential winner.  Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.  The right to vote is intended to be a singular privilege of citizenship. [...]

No, Illegal Immigrants Won't Elect Hillary.  (A rebuttal of the article immediately above.)

The War on America Turns 50.  [I]n 1965 — 50 years ago this week — Sen. Ted Kennedy passed an immigration law that has brought 59 million foreigners to our shores, who happen to vote 8-2 for the Democrats.  Democrats haven't won any arguments; they changed the voters. [...] Republicans should be sweeping the country, but they aren't, because of Kennedy's immigration law.  Without post-1965 immigrants bloc-voting for the Democrats, Obama never would have been elected president, and Romney would have won a bigger landslide against him in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter in 1980.  This isn't a guess; it's a provable fact.

The Plot To Use Illegal Aliens To Bail Out ObamaCare.  In the wake of last week's papal visit, Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants to extend the Affordable Care Act to 11 million illegal aliens.  It's nothing but a taxpayer-financed rescue for the increasingly unsustainable program.  The Illinois Democrat is known as a left-wing extremist who'd do anything to succor illegal aliens.  So the "Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015" that he introduced Wednesday to extend ObamaCare to 11 million illegal immigrants will be dismissed as a nonstarter.  After all, when asked in 2012 whether illegals would have access to the new health care system that he was selling, the president explicitly promised, "Those individuals will not be covered."  Nor should they.

Rep. Gutiérrez Introduces Bill to Open ObamaCare to Illegal Immigrants.  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare.  Gutiérrez says access to Obamacare is a moral imperative for all, regardless of legal status.  He's introduced legislation that would expand access to President Obama's signature healthcare law to illegal immigrants.

Democrat pushes ObamaCare coverage for all immigrants.  Congress's most vocal immigration reformer introduced legislation Wednesday [9/30/2015] that would extend ObamaCare to the millions of people who are in the country illegally.  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said his bill serves both a moral and economic purpose.  Invoking the recent visit of Pope Francis, the Illinois Democrat said expanding the law's health benefits would help the nation's most vulnerable.

The Editor says...
Those who are in the country illegally should be deported without regard to emotional appeals from left-wing opportunists.  Illegal aliens do not merit our help sign up for federal handouts.  The money for these half-baked ideas has to come from somewhere, and that's a hard fact the Democrats hope you don't consider.  And since when is government immigration policy prescribed by the Pope?  Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?

Mexican Kids Spend More Time in Front of Small Screens than at School.  Mexican youngsters spend more time in front of small screens, whether television, computers or tablets with Internet, than at school, according to a study by the Audience Council of the civil association A Favor de lo Mejor (All for the Best).  "The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OCDE, says that children spend 580 hours a year at school, while our records show they spend 1,580 hours watching television," almost triple the time, Gabriela Delgado, the association's director of communications, told EFE.  According to the report entitled "For the Rights of the Juvenile Audience," children 6 to 12 years of age watch television on an average of 4 hours and 34 minutes a day, besides spending an average of 45 minutes connected to the Internet and 1 hour playing video games.

Cut Foreign Aid for Immigration?  Illegal immigrants should neither stay nor be encouraged to come.  To reward illegal immigration makes a mockery of the legal process, and disadvantages those who play by the rules.  It also makes impossible any well-planned immigration and absorption process.  Both in and on the way to the United States, women and children have been victimized and preyed upon.  Hundreds have perished, if not more.  The situation in Europe may be even worse.

Obama Throws Christian Refugees to the Lions.  The fate of those Iraqi Christians who had fled from the Islamic State only to be incarcerated in the United States has finally been decided by the Obama administration:  they are to be thrown back to the lions, where they will likely be persecuted if not slaughtered like so many Iraqi Christians before them.  Fifteen of the 27 Iraqi Christians, who have been held at a detention center in Otay Mesa, California, for approximately six months, are set to be deported in the coming weeks.  Some have already been deported and others are being charged with immigration fraud.

Pope Francis and Marco Rubio Urge Erasing U.S. Borders.  Pope Francis is urging America to throw open her borders to thousands of impoverished migrants, in part to atone for the "sins" of the colonial era.

A Nation's Demise by its Own Design.  We are a loving nation, open armed and understanding.  But, as the inflow of foreigners entering our country threatens to accelerate and as our schools become less American, the teaching of American History is hitting new lows.  With the loss of our history is the loss of national identity.  With this unchecked inflow, and the lack of teaching of our history, we decline.  Yet we allow it.

Marco Rubio Still Promoting Welfare And Full Citizenship For Illegal Aliens.  As record numbers of Muslim migrants enter the United States, and as a surge of Central Americans swamps our southern border, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is using his presidential campaign to promote citizenship for those who come here illegally and take American jobs, benefits and residency.

Marco Rubio Promotes Welfare And Citizenship For Illegals In Middle of America's Immigration Crisis.  As record numbers of Muslim migrants enter the United States, and as a surge of Central Americans swamps our southern border, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is using his presidential campaign to promote citizenship for those who come here illegally and take American jobs, benefits and residency.

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Our Unprecedented Immigration Experiment.  The United States is taking in more immigrants than at any time in our history, while at the same time making little or no effort to assimilate them.  No one can know what the consequences of this experiment will be.  This chart, created by the Center for Immigration Studies from Census Bureau data, plots the number of immigrants living in the U.S. and their share of the population, from 1900 to 2014 and projected through 2060.  As of last year, the U.S. was home to a record 42.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, representing 13.3% of the nation's population.

Another Cynical Democratic "Citizenship USA" Voter Drive.  There's only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly:  election season.  While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are hastily recruiting tens of thousands of foreigners for the Obama administration's new "U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration" campaign.  For the past week, the agency has staged more than 200 naturalization ceremonies for more than 36,000 new citizens.

Newer, Bigger Border Surge Is No Surprise — Just Follow The Money.  Does it say anything to anyone that nowadays Cuban migrants, rather than take the jet stream on anything that floats to Florida as they used to, choose now to make lengthy stopovers in Central America first on the way to the U.S.?  Why would anyone wanting asylum in America decide to detour through those hellholes when asylum is guaranteed just by reaching U.S. shores directly?  The answer seems to be the development and reach of global smuggling networks that have grown as powerful as any better known non-state actors, such as terrorist groups and drug cartels.  At last count, the United Nations said human traffickers worldwide rake in $36 billion a year.  And they've been hugely empowered by the Obama administration's failure to enforce immigration laws.

Law and Border.  Our presidential candidates demand "stronger action" against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs.  But those goals conflict.  The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!  America's 44-year-long Drug War hasn't made a dent in American drug use or the supply of illegal drugs.  If it had some positive effect, prices of drugs would have increased, but they haven't.  American authorities say drugs are more available than ever.

U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 42.4 Million.  The U.S. immigrant population reached a record high of 42.4 million according to a new analysis of census data — and the growth rate of the foreign-born population is accelerating.  A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report shows the legal- and illegal-immigrant population grew by 2.4 million since 2010, with more than a million new arrivals in 2014.

America's descent into lawlessness.  Barack Obama once warned Latino activists that he had no legal authority to suspend enforcement of federal immigration law, stop deportations and offer de facto amnesties.  But that caution was only a campaigning talking point.  After his re-election in 2012 and the midterm elections in 2014, President Obama made a mockery of immigration law.  Hundreds of liberal sanctuary cities have announced that federal immigration law does not apply to them.  That scary, neo-Confederate idea of legal nullification was sanctioned by the Obama administration — in a way it never would have been if a city had suspended the Endangered Species Act, emissions standards or gun-control legislation.  As a result, once-detained and later-released immigrants with criminal records have murdered innocent American citizens.

Democracy Is Threatened When Rule Of Law Is Trashed.  San Francisco and other cities have a so-called "sanctuary city" policy and refuse to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing the nation's immigration laws resulting in crime after heinous crime being perpetrated by the protected.  The mayors of these cities have been deemed above the law.  The Obama administration invoked executive amnesty for illegals though the president himself said on a number of occasions he could not legally do it.  Yet, no one stopped him.  President Obama is clearly above the law.

President Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only Problem: It's in Africa.  [Scroll down]  Since [2011] not much has been done to secure the Southern border because of the high-cost of such an initiative.  However, it appears that spending billions of dollars on U.S. military personnel and supplies to help Niger secure their country from Boko Haram terrorists by, of all things, building a wall, is a cost-effective undertaking.  Meanwhile, back in the United States, illegal immigration through the completely wide open border with Mexico is reportedly costing American taxpayers some $100 billion per year — fully 15 times what it would have cost to build a border fence or wall.  Undocumented immigrants continue to flood in and the threat of real terrorists originating from the middle east and elsewhere remains at an all time high.  In fact, just last year Congressman Jason Chaffetz reported that Federal agents captured four individuals with ties to the Islamic State attempting to cross into the United States.

California Republicans set to soften stance on immigrants in the country illegally.  With heated rhetoric on immigration dominating the GOP's presidential primary, a committee of delegates at the California Republican Party's semiannual convention voted Saturday [9/19/2015] to soften language on the issue in the party's platform, overriding the concerns of some conservative activists.  A final vote is scheduled for Sunday [9/20/2015].

Top-Ranking DEA Official Signals Support For Donald Trump's Proposed Border Wall.  Yahoo News asked [Jack] Riley whether or not Trump's presidential campaign promise to build a wall along the Southwest border would make a difference.  "I'm all for anything that would make a difference in stopping criminals and the flow of drugs.  I'm a cop.  Whatever the policymakers decide, I'll work with," responded Riley, signaling support for Trump's immigration proposal.

New White House Campaign Will Encourage Legal Immigrants to Become Citizens.  White House officials announced the start of a nationwide campaign on Thursday to encourage legal immigrants to become American citizens, which could add millions of voters to the electorate in time for the presidential election next year.  With about 8.8 million legal residents in the country who are eligible to become citizens, White House officials said they were trying to make it easier to complete the final steps to citizenship.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of naturalizations, will offer practice tests on cellphones for the civics exam that immigrants must pass, but which many find daunting, and will hold preparatory workshops in rural areas.  Applicants will also be able to pay the fee, still a hefty $680, with a credit card.

Hurdles as Immigrants Seek Texas Birth Certificates for Children.  At the Republican debate on Wednesday [9/16/2015] and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens.  But here on the Texas border some local officials are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates.  The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here illegally.

No Assimilation Needed in U.S., Obama Tells Millions of Migrants.  Foreigners who want to become U.S. citizens don't have to change their attitudes or beliefs, President Barack Obama said in a video aimed at convincing migrants to pursue American citizenship.  "It's not about changing who you are, it's about adding a new chapter to your journey... and to our journey as a nation of immigrants," Obama narrates in his two-minute video urging almost 9 million resident migrants to sign up for citizenship so they can vote in 2016.  Obama's deputies will award citizenship to 36,000 over the next few days.

Agents say just 40 percent of [the] U.S.-Mexico border [is] under control.  Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under "operational control," and one out of every five illegal immigrants caught there has a criminal record, the chief of Border Patrol agents' labor union told Congress Wednesday [9/9/2015] when detailing violence that increasingly spills over the international boundary.  Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the level of criminal activity belies claims that because fewer illegal immigrants are being caught, the border has improved in recent years.

Texas asks judge to rescind 108,000 three-year amnesties for Dreamers.  More than 100,000 three-year deportation amnesties issued by Homeland Security should be rescinded and reissued as two-year permits, Texas and 25 other states suing the government told a federal judge Friday [9/4/2015], as both sides try to clean up the messy situation surrounding President Obama's immigration executive actions.  At stake are three-year permits issued to so-called Dreamers beginning last November, when Mr. Obama announced he was expanding his 2012 amnesty, including adding an extra year of protection from deportation to Dreamers who were already eligible for the program.

DOJ Accuses U.S. Biz of Discrimination for Requiring Proof of Work Eligibility.  In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.  You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law.  The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process.  The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.

DHS Settles with ICE Attorney Trying to Enforce Law.  Arizona's top Immigration and Customs Enforcement prosecutor, whose discrimination case against the Department of Homeland Security revealed internal unrest in the face of the Obama administration's diluted immigration enforcement efforts, has settled for nearly $400,000, according to the New York Times.  Patricia Vroom, an award-winning, veteran ICE attorney, filed the suit late last year claiming that she and other career officials were strong armed into compliance with the administration's prosecutorial discretion immigration enforcement policy.  And, to that end, Vroom charged that she was the victim of age and gender discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals.  When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. [...] "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush.  Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish."  Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene."  But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to "literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don't know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border."  So what do these folks say about the fact that the majority of Americans back Trump on this?

Joan Walsh: I Don't Know Any Liberals Outraged by Illegal Immigration.  Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag ... Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab.  Today [8/30/2015], it was the turn of Salon's Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn't know "any liberals upset — outraged" by illegal immigration.

Obama agenda, legacy in hands of federal judges.  A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama's deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration's Obamacare spending.  Meanwhile, no fewer than six federal judges in the District are refereeing Mr. Obama's broad pledges of transparency and how they stack up against the way his State Department operated under Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary.

NY Times fine with 'maternity tourism,' but 'anchor babies' is racist.  The New York Times is pushing back against Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush for employing the phrase "anchor babies" when referring to illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. and giving birth to children who are then automatically granted citizenship.  Both Bush and Trump have used the term in public while campaigning and discussing their positions on immigration policy.  When challenged by reporters who said the term is "offensive," Trump said he would continue to use it and Bush said he was specifically referring to Asian immigrants.

For Human Traffickers, Obama's Border Policy Is A Bonanza.  During 2014's border surge, ICE handed over unaccompanied kids to what it claimed were "relatives."  Turns out many ended up as slaves in human-trafficking dens.  Is this a U.S.-subsidized smuggling racket?

More Than 700 African Illegals Allowed To Travel Through Panama En Route To U.S. This Year.  The number of Africans who have illegally traveled through Panama on their way to the United Sates has more than doubled so far this year, reaching more than 700, according to a Spanish-language news report.  That figure only accounts for those who have been apprehended by Panamanian authorities.  When apprehended the immigrants are not deported.  They are allowed to pass through instead.  The illegals spend no longer than a week in Panama.

Court Rules Illegal Aliens Have Second Amendment Rights.  A recent decision by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that says illegal aliens — what the left likes to call "undocumented immigrants" — enjoy a Second Amendment right to bear arms, even if their presence in this nation is criminal.

The D.C. Idiocracy: Remember The Really Dumb Kids In School? They're Now In Charge Of Your Life.  Did you know that when the government catches illegal aliens, it frequently just releases them and asks them to show up for a deportation hearing?  Unsurprisingly, as many as 90% of illegals that are caught don't show up so they can be deported.  But don't worry, the Department of Homeland Security is on the case! [...] If it's top priority to find the illegal immigrants who didn't show up to be deported, maybe they shouldn't have released them in the first place?  Hey, aren't these the same people that are protecting the country from another 9/11?  Sleep well tonight!

Report: Every Deported Illegal Household Saves Taxpayers More than $700,000.  Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump's popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs.  For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump's plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector.

Republican Elites: You Can't Secure The Border, You can't Deport, You Can't Stop Illegal Aliens.  Laura Ingraham scratches the surface on the "anchor baby" issue, but more directly frames the discussion around the larger picture of failed immigration enforcement which has led to the crisis.  We are in this ridiculous place because the 'Beltway Betters' have failed to enforce existing law, failed to secure the border, failed to secure employment law and lied to the American people about their intents therein.

Gallup: 61% Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Immigration.  Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of immigration, according to a survey conducted by Gallup.  From Aug. 4-9, Gallup asked a random sample of 1,011 U.S. residents 18 and older this question:  "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling immigration?"  Sixty-one said they disapprove, and only 36 percent said they approve.

Judge rules U.S. government must swiftly release immigrant children in detention.  A U.S. federal judge on Friday [8/21/2015] ordered the government to swiftly release immigrant children held at detention centers, affirming a July ruling that said some minors who crossed the border illegally were being detained in violation of a long-standing settlement.  The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles gave the administration of President Barack Obama until Oct. 23 to comply with her order to release hundreds of unauthorized immigrant children, and in some cases their mothers, "without unnecessary delay."

Stonewalled: Feds Hide Fiscal Details About Vast Operation To Resettle Illegal Alien Minors.  Illegal aliens who show up at the border have been resettled all across United States of America instead of being detained and deported, as Donald Trump recently called for in his new immigration plan.  According to data from the Justice Department obtained by Breitbart News, 96 percent of Central Americans caught illegally crossing into the country last summer are still in the United States.  Now Breitbart News has learned exclusively that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a pro-security group about the cost of this operation is being stonewalled.

On Illegal Immigration, Elites Clueless On Public Consensus.  A new Rasmussen poll shows most Americans favor a wall on our southern border to stop uncontrolled immigration and that 80% want illegal alien felons deported.  What about this do our elites not understand?  The 51% majority in favor of a wall broke down to 70% of Republicans, 57% of independents and a 30% plurality of Democrats.  On illegal immigrant felons, 92% of Republicans, 69% of Democrats and 82% of independents want them sent home.

The immigrant invasion no candidate is talking about.  With immigration front and center in the political debate, I've yet to hear any candidate address the significant threat to our national security otherwise known as importing hordes of Muslims.  Nor is anyone talking about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into every arm of our government.  Why the silence on these matters of utmost importance?  Surely with a small group of candidates fearlessly bucking political correctness and the establishment, we should have at least a couple of them putting these issues front and center.  But no one is.

Immigration Excuses.  One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything.  Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration.  We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd.  This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws — and are then turned loose back into American society.  In so-called "sanctuary cities" across the country, local police are under orders not to report illegal immigrants to the federal authorities.

Immigration Overload: Record 42.1 Million (Im)migrants in U.S..  Multiculturalists are fond of saying, "We're a nation of immigrants" when the United States is actually, as is any healthy country, a nation of citizens.  But if current trends continue, we may become a land of disparate and divided immigrants and not really a nation, which involves far more than a political boundary drawn on a map.  New information released by the Census Bureau shows that there are now a record 42.1 million immigrants and illegal migrants in this country; this means the two groups together comprise more than 13 percent of our 320 million population, the highest figure in 105 years.  Moreover, the total im(migrant) population has exploded by 1.7 million just since 2014 — with 740,000 people pouring in from Mexico alone.

Texas Judge Considers Penalty For Obama Immigration Permits.  The Obama administration scrambled Wednesday [8/19/2015] to convince a Texas judge it shouldn't be punished for violating his order freezing new immigration rules.  At a hearing in federal court in Brownsville, government lawyers repeatedly apologized to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen for mistakenly issuing 2,600 work permits and then making misleading statements about it.  Hanen froze the program after 26 states sued, and has set a potential Sept. 4 deadline for a decision on sanctions or a contempt citation.

Obama's Betrayals: Illegality and Malfeasance in Office.  President Barack Obama is guilty of multiple counts of illegality and malfeasance in office.  He has both willfully abused his executive powers and willfully neglected to perform his executive duties under the Constitution to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  More than any president in the history of the United States, Obama's motive for his shredding of the Constitution is the pursuit of absolute power for the purpose of, in his words, "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." [...] Obama did not set about to flout the Constitution's separation of powers provisions out of compassion for the illegal immigrants' plight.  Rather, he saw his executive actions as a shortcut to fundamentally transform the demographic profiles in key states and potentially tilt the outcome of future elections.  His executive actions will cement the loyalties of the millions of beneficiaries of Obama's amnesty program to the Democratic Party.

Must-See: Black Woman Rips Council Over Illegal Aliens.  Chanell Temple, a black woman originally from Huntington Park, delivered a strident, politically incorrect speech against illegal immigration on Monday evening [8/17/2015] at the local city council meeting.

CBP: 135 Unaccompanied Children Caught At U.S. Border Per Day in July.  About 135 unaccompanied children, on average, were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each day in July, according to the latest data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  That is a monthly record for unaccompanied children (UC) apprehensions so far in Fiscal Year 2015.  According to the updated numbers, 30,862 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the border so far in FY 2015, which began on Oct. 1.  The CBP's latest numbers run through July 31.

New Report: Massive Immigration Surge from Mexico.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published another blockbuster report on immigration numbers, and their analysis foreshadows a troubling trend of growing illegal immigration.  Using the most up-to-date census data, they have uncovered a trend that has been lost from some of the traditional immigration-related data published by the Department of Homeland Security, which tends to lag behind the most recent trends.  To begin with, this report reaffirms the known reality of record high levels of immigration across the board and from Latin America, and the trend is only growing.

Huge Majorities of Voters Want an End to Sanctuary Cities, Aggressive Deportations.  Not that you heard any of this from vintage media, but it turns out that the electorate actively seeks an end to Barack Obama's illegal amnesty executive order; that it wants illegal aliens aggressively deported; and would love the federal government to go medieval on sanctuary cities.

Surge of Mexican Immigration Pushes Foreign-Born Population to 42.1 Million as Economy Stagnates.  According to an analysis published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a surge of Mexican immigration has pushed the total number of foreign-born in the U.S. to 42.1 million in 2015's second quarter.  Mexicans, who either broke into the country or were voluntarily imported by the government, number 12.1 million, the highest ever.  They accounted for 44 percent of the total foreign-born population last year, with 740,000 coming to the U.S.

Immigrants mothers sue U.S. government over treatment at detention centers.  Five immigrant mothers held in facilities with their children are seeking millions of dollars in damages from the U.S. government for what they contend is psychological and physical harm as a result of being detained, according to court papers filed Monday [8/10/2015].  Andrew Free, a Nashville immigration lawyer representing the women, filed tort claims against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging the detained women and their children received inadequate medical care, suffered psychological trauma and in some cases were wrongfully imprisoned.

Without immigration reform, California citizenship will have to do.  It started with in-state tuition.  Then came driver's licenses, new rules designed to limit deportations and state-funded healthcare for children.  And on Monday [8/10/2015], in a gesture heavy with symbolism, came a new law to erase the word "alien" from California's labor code.  Together, these piecemeal measures have taken on a significance greater than their individual parts — a fundamental shift in the relationship between California and its residents who live in the country illegally.  The various benefits, rights and protections add up to something experts liken to a kind of California citizenship.

Judge excuses Jeh Johnson, says DHS must still answer for amnesty errors.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson won't be hauled into federal court to explain his department's botched execution of President Obama's deportation amnesty, but the judge said Tuesday [8/11/2015] he still doesn't consider the issue settled.  Judge Andrew S. Hanen had threatened to force Mr. Johnson to appear personally later this month to explain why thousands of tentative three-year amnesty applications were approved in violation of the court's injunction, but after Homeland Security managed to recapture almost all of the erroneous amnesty cards, Judge Hanen relaxed his stance.

Gov. Brown doesn't want California to use this word for immigrants.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of immigration-related measures Monday [8/10/2015], including one removing the word "alien" from California's labor code because it is seen as a disparaging term for those not born in the United States.  Brown also signed into law legislation allowing noncitizens in high school to serve as election poll workers and protecting the rights of immigrant minors in civil lawsuits.

DHS admits new surge of illegal immigrant families.  The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday [8/6/2015] as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children.  Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello said the number of illegal immigrant families captured at the border rose in July, bucking a trend and worrying officials who had been expecting the number of families to drop as the heat increases in late summer, just as the number of unaccompanied minors does.

Kasich Affirms Path to Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants.  Republican presidential candidate John Kasich reaffirmed his call for a path to legal status for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., as well as a guest worker program to meet the needs of the labor market.  On CNN's "State of the Union" show on Sunday morning [8/9/2015], the Ohio governor seemed to disavow his previous support for eliminating "birthright citizenship," the law granting automatic U.S. citizenship to almost all children born on U.S. soil.  "I don't think we need to go there," he said.

Born in the U.S.A..  One of the most important questions America will face over the coming decades is how to successfully integrate the children of immigrants.  As of 2013, there were 17.4 million children in the United States living with at least one immigrant parent, or roughly 25 percent of all American children.  That number is expected to climb to 30 percent by 2018.  While the overall U.S. population has increased by 28 percent since 1990, the number of children in immigrant households has increased by 112 percent.  These children face unique challenges.  For one thing, they are far more likely than the children of native-born parents to be raised poor.

Hard Truth for the GOP from its Base.  The Republican field is frozen in error by lack of either vision or courage on this issue, and by its need to please its corporate donors.  These corporate donors want cheaper labor forever and delude themselves about the not far off social and political consequences of massive illegal immigration.  After all, those consequences will reach them later than they do the rest of us — they have not shown up yet in the gated communities, elite private schools, high-income jobs and country clubs of the nation's governing class.  Only the Democratic Party knows what is really happening, and it appears destined to get exactly what it wants:  A few hundred thousand more dependable client voters in a bunch of key states, after which it can rest easily in the certainty of victory in every presidential election for the next half century.

Mark Levin: The Republican Party Won Its Majority on a Lie.  Levin argued that on every issue from Obamacare to executive amnesty to Obamatrade, the establishment Republican Party has refused to represent the interests of Americans.  Perhaps nowhere is this more acutely noticeable than on the issue of immigration.

You might be a liberal if ... you're delusional.  You may be a liberal if you believe that felons and illegal aliens should be allowed to vote, but not the military. [...] You may be a liberal if you support open borders, but live in a gated community.

There are two political parties in this country, and in some ways they are identical.
No Congressional GOP Leaders Will Support Reducing Immigration.  As U.S. census data projects that immigration will soon exceed all documented historical records, not one Republican leader in Congress supports the popular step of reducing immigration.  Each year the United States admits one million people with green cards, their dependents and refugees, as well as half a million foreign youths sought by college administrators.  Census data projects that, if visas are not slashed or halted, another 14 million immigrant settlers will arrive in the U.S. over the next decade.  Polls from Fox News and Gallup show that Americans — by a 2-to-1 ratio — want to see visa issuances reduced.

Immigration As Obama's Vehicle For 'Fundamentally Transforming' America.  The open borders movement has long been suspected as a scheme to turn red states blue to ensure permanent Democratic rule.  A slew of new reports shows that the plot is real — and may be succeeding.

Dems press White House to end family detention centers.  House Democrats are escalating their calls for the Obama administration to shutter the family detention centers housing thousands of illegal immigrant women and children.  In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, 178 Democrats contend the centers — which were established last summer, largely to accommodate the flood of immigrants arriving at the southern border — are illegal and impose prison-like conditions that risk physical and mental harm to detainees.

9.6 million Americans Unemployed — 8.1 million Illegal Aliens Employed.  Only one man is responsible for the unemployment rate in this nation — if you, your teens or your family members can not get a job — thank Barack Obama for his amnesty of illegal aliens and his refusal to enforce our immigration laws.  "Of those 11.3 [million] illegal immigrants, 8.1 million are participating in the labor force.  "Unauthorized immigrants make up 5.1% of the U.S. labor force," Pew says.  "In the U.S. labor force, there were 8.1 million unauthorized immigrants either working or looking for work in 2012."  In 2014, there were 1.7 million more illegal immigrants living in the United States than there were unemployed Americans.  According to the BLS, the average number of unemployed Americans in 2014 was 9.6 million."

How To Solve The Illegal Immigration Problem — Part I.  In order to tackle the U.S. Illegal Immigration issues, even broadly, a person must first change their paradigms and understand the root issues which create the crisis.  Before you can reasonably present a solution to the problem, you must first understand the problem.  Understanding how illegal aliens work in the U.S. is step one toward understanding what proposed solutions would/could work, and which are mere political talking points.  Here's the stuff the professional political class don't want you to know.

Mexico Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens From North of the Border.  Maybe there is a silver lining to our quisling rulers converting America into a second Mexico; once they have finished, we might start taking our borders seriously, like Mexicans do.

Detention Ruling Leaves Sealing The Border The Last Option.  Border surgers have won another.  A federal judge has ruled that ICE can't hold illegals in federal detention centers, meaning they must be let out.  So it's down to this:  Either open the borders or seal them up.

Documented Irresponsibility.  Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East.  Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called "comprehensive immigration reform."  The first and most fundamental issue is whether we are going to have an immigration policy at all.  The second issue is:  Just what should that immigration policy be?

New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue.  Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world.  A middle-aged person living in parts of Virginia today will have witnessed more demographic change in the span of her life than many societies have experienced in millennia.  A census study entitled "Immigrants in Virginia," released by University of Virginia (UVA) researchers, documented the phenomenon:  "Until 1970, only 1 in 100 Virginians was born outside of the United States; by 2012, 1 in every 9 Virginians is foreign-born."

Bending the rules for immigrant parents on birth certificates opens door to more illegal immigration.  The latest push by amnesty advocates to grant greater privileges to illegal aliens recently came in the form of a multi-party lawsuit against the state of Texas.  Pro bono attorneys representing a group of illegal aliens filed a suit in Texas federal court claiming that state authorities are violating their children's claim to birthright citizenship.  By refusing to issue birth certificates to illegal alien parents lacking proper ID, the 19 female plaintiffs in the case also claim that Texas is discriminating against them in violation of the equal protection clause.

Levin: 'Unbridled Immigration, Legal and Illegal, Is Taking the Country Down'.  "Immigration, legal and illegal, is taking the country down," nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin stated in his broadcast on Thursday [7/23/2015].  "Unbridled immigration, wave after wave after wave, which is what has taken place for the last 50 years, is killing this country," Levin said.  "Fundamentally altering this country, creating more poor American citizens in this country — and to what end?"

Time is Running Out: Will Schumer and the Democrats Finally Step Up and Defend America?  While fellow party members may have enjoyed Barack's rewriting ObamaCare, and changing immigration laws to fit their partisan needs, his handing the Iranian Nuclear Arms Deal to the United Nations before Congress has even read it, is very, very different.  It puts Democrats in an extremely tough spot on a two levels.

Judge orders Obama administration to release illegal immigrants from 'deplorable' facilities.  A federal judge in California has ruled that hundreds of illegal immigrant women and children in U.S. holding facilities should be released, another apparent setback for President Obama's immigration policy, according to The Los Angeles Times.  U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said Friday [7/24/2015] that the conditions in which the detainees are being held are "deplorable" and violate parts of an 18-year-old court settlement that put restrictions on the detention of migrant children.  The ruling also raises questions about what the administration will do with the estimated 1,700 parents and children at three detention facilities, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.

The Editor asks...
Why is it necessary for a judge in California to address immigration issues in Texas and Pennsylvania?

U.S. Judge: US Violates Agreement in Detention of Immigrant Kids.  A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.

Judge blasts ICE, says immigrant children, mothers should be released from detention centers.  A federal judge has ruled that hundreds of immigrant women and children held in detention facilities should be released, finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.  U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ruled late Friday [7/24/2015] that federal officials had violated an 18-year-old court settlement regarding the detention of migrant children.

Obama shielding 80 percent of nation's illegals from deportation.  President Obama's executive actions on immigration shield more than 80 percent of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country from any danger of being deported, a top immigration think tank reported Thursday [7/24/2015].  As part of his November amnesty Mr. Obama announced a program to proactively grant a temporary deportation amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  But he also directed immigration agents not to bother deporting millions of others, even though they weren't eligible for the official amnesty, which grants work permits and other benefits.

He Lied: Obamacare To Be Opened Up To Illegal Immigrants In California.  When President Obama was pushing Obamacare, he stated before a joint session of Congress in September 2009 that it would not be opened up to illegal immigrants.  Remember what happened next?  Representative Joe Wilson yelled, "You lie!" and it caused quite a stir.  [Video clip]

Immigrant parents suing Texas for withholding birth certificates to US-born kids.  Immigrant parents living in Texas without proper identification papers are suing the state for withholding birth certificates from their American-born children, in a tricky case that pits Texas' strict ID laws against the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  The suit was filed in May in U.S. District Court in Austin by a group of Mexican citizen parents living in Texas.  The suit claims the state refused birth certificates for 23 children because the parents could not provide the proper photo identification under state law.  But the parents argue Texas is, in doing so, violating the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil regardless of their parents' status.

The Hell That is the Obama White House.  [Scroll down]  The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America's borders and therefore American sovereignty.  Their plan is too flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor.  The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.

In Wake of Immigrant Murders, Obama Admin Declares New Goal: Improve 'Customer Service' for Illegal Aliens.  In a dramatic but little-noticed bulletin from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration has announced a new executive amnesty program that would allow an unknown number of foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally to access provisional waivers that would allow illegals to either remain in the country without consequence or return home and be eligible to instantly apply for a green card.

The Coming Confrontation, Part 2.  Federal law — as we were told in the same-sex marriage ruling — is the law of the land.  Not to be questioned — inviolate.  Does this go for immigration as well?  Or is it just that illegals are noisy enough and cause enough commotion that those in charge of this administration and law enforcement just let them have what they want to keep them calm?  Let's see if we can answer those questions.

Border security steps up — but it's Mexico who is making it tougher to cross.  Security is going to get tighter on the U.S.-Mexico border — but it will be Mexico stepping up scrutiny of people attempting to enter it from the United States.  U.S. citizens and other non-Mexicans who try to cross on foot into Tijuana from San Ysidro, Calif. soon will find more stringent inspections of their documents, including U.S. passports, according to published reports.

Obama's ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed.  President Obama's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes "comprehensive immigration reform."  Sarah Saldaña testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence.  After hearing emotional testimony from families torn apart by illegal immigrant murderers, Republican members of Congress grilled two administration witnesses: [...]

Obama to Protect Illegal Aliens Based on "Accrual of Unlawful Presence" in U.S..  Three years after the Obama administration quietly rewarded illegal immigrants with "unlawful presence waivers" it has a new plan in the works to shield them from deportation based on the "accrual of unlawful presence" in the United States.  That's right; illegal aliens with the longest record of violating our laws will be rewarded by our government, according to the proposed plan obtained by Judicial Watch this month from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  It's all part of the president's mission to grant amnesty to as many illegal immigrants as possible before he leaves office.  This includes special executive programs created to help illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children and "family reunification" measures that shield relatives and spouses of a broad range of immigrants.

Obama Admin. Updates Eligibility Requirements To Omit Portions Of Citizenship Oath.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is highlighting clarified guidance for those immigrants wishing to omit portions of the citizenship oath.  USCIS explained Tuesday [7/21/2015] that while reciting the Oath of Allegiance is part of the naturalization process, immigrant candidates for citizenship may omit portions of the oath if they have certain religious or conscientious objections. [...] Under the clarified guidance from USCIS, certain immigrant candidates for citizenship do not need to declare that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" and "perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States."

DHS Chief spits on Congress, says he will refuse to obey immigration laws.  Jeh Johnson warned Congress not to pass any laws to stop sanctuary cities.  He also made it clear he won't use the tools available to him to return criminals from countries who don't want them back. [...] Jeh Johnson was asked about it on Tuesday [7/14/2015] and evaded the questions, answering with diversionary responses.  Johnson did say he does not want to see nor does he want to enforce any law against sanctuary cities.  Nor will he use the powers he has as DHS Chief against countries who refuse to repatriate illegal aliens from their country.  He will talk with them instead.  ICE is releasing hardened illegal alien criminals to sanctuary cities, knowing the city won't cooperate, knowing they don't honor detainers.  Jeh Johnson agreed the practice "doesn't make sense" and "there should be some discretion built in."  However, he will not support federal law to force sanctuary cities into compliance with federal law.  When asked about municipalities that refuse to cooperate, Johnson said he will "evaluate" and "build in some discrimination."

Also posted under Obama resides on the outskirts of the law.

Immigrant Population to Hit Highest Percentage Ever in 8 Years.  While they did not receive much attention when they were released last month, new projections from the Census Bureau show the enormous impact of immigration on the U.S. population.  For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant (foreign-born) population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents (51 million) — the largest share ever recorded in American history.  Driven largely by legal immigration, not illegal immigration, the immigrant population will grow to nearly one in five U.S. residents (78 million) by 2060, the Bureau projects.

2.5 million illegals cross border under Obama, less than Bush.  About 2.5 million illegal immigrants have settled in the U.S. during President Obama's tenure, according to estimates being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said it's an improvement compared with the Bush administration.  Nearly 800,000 of those illegal immigrants arrived in the past two years, suggesting that the flow has ticked up as the economy has improved and as Mr. Obama has reshaped enforcement policies, focusing on criminals while relaxing actions against rank-and-file illegal immigrants.

Report: 2.5 million illegal immigrants under Obama, 400,000 yearly.  Some 2.5 million illegal immigrants have flowed into the United States under President Obama, with 790,000 rushing in since 2013, according to a new analysis.  Calculations from the Center for Migration Studies and the Pew Research Center indicate 1.5 to 1.7 million aliens joined the illegal population from 2009 to 2013 — either overstaying a temporary visa or sneaking into the country, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report out Monday morning [7/20/2015].

How A Red Diaper Baby President Is Rigging Future Elections With Illegal Immigrants.  In January, 2012, the Sentinel posted an article about why illegal immigration is more than welcomed by Democrats; even the immigration of criminal illegals, and especially families is encouraged.  If drug cartels and terrorists exploit the situation, it's not a concern because the end goal is what matters.  One obvious reason is because they will one day vote and they support Democrats by a margin of 8 to 1, but it's not only that.  It is a fact that the U.S. Census Bureau counts illegal aliens because the law states the census "'is required by the U.S. Constitution to count everyone living in this country, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.'"  It's interesting that a party that strongly advocates for a "living Constitution" wants to stick with this definition despite the rampant illegal immigration and the effect it has in making illegal aliens a strong political and economic power in the United States. [...] These statistics are used to apportion our 435 congressional districts.

How housing an illegal immigrant for a night in the United States' biggest detention center costs more than a stay at the nearest four-star Hilton Hotel.  The government shells out $231 every 24 hours to house just one of the 2,105 foreign detainees at The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, a small town 200 miles from the Mexican border.  That is more than a double room at the four-star Hilton Palacio del Rio 70 miles away in San Antonio, which costs $169.

Puerto Rican congressman tells millions of Hispanics to become citizens.  A Democratic congressman wants millions of people who hold U.S. green cards to become American citizens in order to send Donald Trump and other Republicans a message that they're 'mean and frankly, let's be honest, racist.'  Louis Gutierrez, who is the senior House Democrat from Illinois and a Puerto Rican immigrant, spoke on the House floor just after 10:00 Wednesday morning [7/15/2015], delivering a message especially to more than 5 million Hispanic U.S. residens who are eligible for citizenship today.

DoJ to Sheriff Joe: Speak Spanish in jails.  The Justice Department announced a deal Friday [7/17/2015] requiring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to provide services in Spanish to his jail inmates, settling part of a two-year-old discrimination complaint the Obama administration filed against the man known as "America's Sheriff."  Federal authorities will also become permanent overseers for all worksite raids, with the power to demand information about any raids that deputies perform.  The Justice Department says it will scrutinize them to make sure they're following the Constitution.

The Immigration Boon to Democrats.  A new "sanctuary cities" map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws.  When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed, you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren't interested only in cheap nannies and gardeners.  For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about pumping up their political power.

Feds going door to door to seize illegal immigrants' Obama amnesty approvals.  Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order.  Those who don't return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice Center, one of the advocacy groups briefed on authorities' plan, said in a statement preparing immigrants for what could be a traumatic encounter.

Trump's Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration.  Donald Trump has rocketed to the top, or near the top, of the Republican-primary field by focusing on illegal immigration and border security.  Depending on the poll, Trump is garnering in the high teens of Republican voters.  It might be that the high teens is the ceiling for Trump, but in a field with more than one dozen candidates dividing the voting pie, that's enormous.

Donald Trump Raises Uncomfortable Truths.  Trump's surge in the polls is being fueled by ordinary Americans.  They are applauding or murmuring quiet approval because they probably live in areas that have gotten massive influxes of immigrants — the majority from Mexico — over the last decade or two.  They know what the score is; that diversity has failed to provide the benefits that political elites said it would.  They've seen public schools overwhelmed with non-English speakers, dumbed down, social problems increase, and crime go up — and it all seems to have a Hispanic face as millions upon millions of immigrants have flooded over the border.  Now at long last, they see Trump telling it like it is [...]

Another Court Loss for Obama's Amnesty... Not That it Matters.  If the rule of law still meant anything in Obama's America, the President's agenda of amnesty for illegal aliens would be in big trouble.  It doesn't, so the Administration just keeps pumping out amnesty documents, no matter how often federal courts order them to stop.  Team Obama even stooped to flat-out lying to a federal judge about the need for a temporary injunction to stop the amnesty printing press.  Later they made a "surprise filing" to the judge disclosing that their previous statements were false, and — whoopsie! — they had already tossed 100,000 amnesty packages out.

The Coming Confrontation.  A five-time offender just killed a girl in San Francisco.  What was he doing here?  How many criminals has ICE and DHS let loose on our streets, to commit more crimes, and even legal immigration has been taken over.  [The latest figure is 350,000 illegal alien criminals have been released on to our streets.]  Disneyland hired over 200 illegals, and Southern California Edison hired over 400 H1B visa immigrants who will work for less money than a citizen.  The employees they replace are forced to train them.

Obama Plan for Immigration Action Gets a Cold Reception at Appeals Court.  Government lawyers labored on Friday [7/10/2015] to persuade federal appeals court judges here to allow President Obama to move ahead with sweeping initiatives to protect immigrants in the country illegally.  But the judges' questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the president's programs, which he has hoped would be a central piece of his legacy, would start any time before the last months of his term, if at all.

Federal Judge threatens to hold DHS Secretary in contempt.  The presiding federal Judge in Texas vs. United States Andrew Hanen is not playing around.  Wednesday [7/8/2015], Judge Hanen threatened to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in contempt of court.  Under Johnson's watch, and after Judge Hanen blocked President Obama's immigration overreach, approximately 2,000 individuals "erroneously" received work permits.  To date, Johnson has yet to correct the mistake to Judge Hanen's satisfaction.

Jan Brewer: Donald Trump 'Telling It Like It Really, Truly Is'.  Although he's been villified by amnesty advocates, business tycoon Donald Trump is right about the problems, including crime, caused by people crossing into the United States illegally, says the former governor of Arizona.  "I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is," Republican Jan Brewer told CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday night [7/8/2015].  "You know, being the governor of (Arizona), the gateway of illegal immigration for six years, we had to deal with a lot of things.

41.7 Percent of Federal Criminal Cases in 5 Districts on US-Mexico Border.  According to data released by the U.S. Justice Department, 41.7 percent of the federal criminal cases that U.S. attorneys filed in U.S. district courts in fiscal 2014 were in the five U.S. attorneys' districts that sit along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In fact, the five districts that sit along the border — those for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas and Southern Texas — were the top five in the country for criminal cases filed in U.S. district courts.

The human cost of Obama's immigration policy.  It is the policy of this administration to ignore US immigration policy.  One doesn't know the reasons for this decision but it is difficult to think that humanitarianism has anything to do with it.  This is the same administration that, you will recall, initiated a low level war along the US-Mexico border in order to establish a fact pattern that would support increased regulation of firearms in the United States.  In 2012, the administration unilaterally granted amnesty to illegals under the age of thirty and authorized the issuance of work permits.  A draft immigration bill proposed by the White House would specifically stop the automatic deportation of illegals based on a felony conviction.  Despite Obama's refrain of "deporting felons not families" (what [...] does that mean anyway?) the administration has pursued a policy of allowing illegal felons to walk out of custody to repeat their crimes.

Johnson, immigration brass ordered to Texas court.  A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court.  U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order Tuesday afternoon [7/7/2015] requring the five officials to show up for a hearing Aug. 19.

Judge Says Federal Officials Must Personally Appear In Court For Violating Amnesty Injunction.  A federal judge in the district court of South Texas has ordered top officials with the Department of Homeland Security — including Sec. Jeh Johnson — to appear in person in his court in Brownsville next month to show why they should not be held in contempt for violating an injunction issued against President Obama's executive amnesty order. [...] [Judge Andrew] Hanen called the Obama administration's response to his Feb. 16 injunction "unacceptable" and "unprofessional."  He also stated that he is "shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the Government has taken" towards it.

Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump.  Mexico is a country divided — by political parties, generations, skin color, geography, urban vs. rural.  You name it.  But the deepest division has to be based on class lines.  The elites are so busy feeling superior to most of their countrymen that few of them take the time to think about how their country benefits from those who migrate to the north.  In fact, that's one thing that Americans and Mexicans have in common:  Both groups are too proud to admit how dependent they are on Mexican migrants who work in the United States, and acknowledge how much those migrants contribute.

Obama Lies Again: "Deports" 900,000 Illegal Aliens — But They Never Leave the U.S..  "In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it."  The media has known this for years — but acts more like a totalitarian nations State owned media.

Feds 'deported' 900,000 illegals, but they remain in U.S..  Nearly 1 million of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States have been ordered to leave the country but remain, many hiding in plain view as they take advantage of an overwhelmed federal system, according to new documents.  In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it.

Donald Trump's Criminal Illegal Immigrants.  [Scroll down]  The only way illegal immigrants can ever obtain good jobs is by obtaining a good education, yet Democrats and their liberal enablers intentionally have successfully forced, through Federal regulation, all product labels, election ballots, and so on be printed in Spanish as well as English.  This action permanently disables illegal immigrants and their children from ever obtaining good paying, English speaking, jobs.  The progressives want them to be low paid, just as they've always wanted black voters to be low paid.  So here we have proof that progressives don't want to pay illegal immigrants much money for their menial work.  This is the exact attitude that they claim capitalists have toward the masses of workers.

128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day in May.  Data obtained by from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May.  In total, 3,965 children were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during that month alone.  According to the data, May was the month with the most UAC apprehensions since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 on Oct. 1.

19.8% of U.S. Workforce Was Foreign-Born in June.  The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the United States increased slightly in June, according to data released Thursday [7/2/2015] by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  BLS counted a total of 24,816,000 foreign-born workers in June, 282,000 fewer than last month's total.  The unemployment rate for the group increased from 4.7 percent to 4.9 percent.  Native-born workers who were employed increased from 124,251,900 to 124,830,000, bringing the overall unemployment rate down slightly from 5.5 to 5.3 percent.

Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point.  "When Mexico sends its people," Trump said, "they're not sending their best."  This is obviously correct.  We aren't raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans and importing them to this country.  Instead, we are getting representative Mexicans, who — through no fault of their own, of course — come from a poorly educated country at a time when education is essential to success in an advanced economy.  Trump's comments made it sound as though Mexico is sending us moral defectives.  That's not the larger problem (although gangs certainly exploit the border and there are criminals in any population).  Immigrants are willing to work.  Immigrant men aged 18-65 are in the labor force at a higher rate than native men.  It's just that a lack of education is an anchor around even the hardest-working person in modern America.

Ben Carson On The Trump Uproar: 'It's The PC Police Out In Force'.  Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson lamented Monday that the uproar over Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants indicates some people seem more interested in calling out violations of political correctness than discussing the issue of illegal immigration.  "It's the P.C. police out in force," Carson, a former neurosurgeon, said in a Monday [7/6/2015] interview with The Daily Caller.  "They want to make very clear that this is a topic you're not supposed to bring up."

Obama defies federal judge, fails to rescind wrongly issued amnesties.  The Obama administration still hasn't fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.  It's the latest black eye for President Obama's amnesty policy and the immigration agency charged with carrying it out.  The agency bungled the rollout, issuing three-year amnesties even while assuring the judge it had stopped all action hours after a Feb. 16 injunction.

Homeland Security: Give Transgender Illegal Alien Detainees Their Choice of 'Undergarments'.  After six months of study, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued new guidelines on how to care for transgender illegal aliens who end up in detention facilities, awaiting possible deportation.  The goal of the Transgender Care Memorandum is to provide a "respectful, safe and secure environment for all detainees, including those individuals who identify as transgender."

Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win.  Author and political commentator Ann Coulter said there should be a 10-year freeze on immigration to the U.S. since the federal government has demonstrated it cannot enforce current law.  "There's a law on the books that says if a country will not take a criminal back the attorney general shall, not may, shall deny visas, any visas coming from that country — that is on the books right now.  Has it been enforced by Republicans or Democrats?  No, it has not," Coulter said during an interview with PJ Media.

Transgender immigrant detainees to be housed according to preferred gender.  In new guidelines Monday [6/29/2015], Immigration and Customs Enforcement said staff will be trained for sensitivity on the treatment of transgender immigrants, including directions on obtaining detainees' preference on which pronouns to use, what clothing to provide, and where to house them.  "ICE will allow for the placement of a transgender woman consistent with their gender identity, meaning that a transgender woman could be with biological females," said Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, ICE's deputy assistant director of custody programs.

When you come to America, be sure to bring an anchor baby.
DHS to Release 'Families With Children' Who Came to U.S. Illegally.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there's no reason to keep "families with children" in detention facilities that house people who came to this country illegally.  "I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children," Johnson announced Wednesday [6/24/2015] in a news release.  "In short, once a family has established eligibility for asylum or other relief under our laws, long-term detention is an inefficient use of our resources and should be discontinued."

Senate Appropriators Don't Think We Have Enough Illegal Immigration.  Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved one of those amendments that no one pays attention to, but should.  At the behest of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to allow the State Department to add Poland to the list of countries whose citizens don't need visas to visit the United States.  The reason for the amendment is that Poland does not meet the statutory requirements for the Visa Waiver Program.

If you like Mexico that much, why are you here?
Controversy erupts after undocumented immigrant waves Mexican flag at graduation.  A week after graduating from the Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant is still getting plenty of criticism for proudly waving a Mexican flag on stage as she received her college diploma.  It all started after Indira Esparza was featured by the San Diego Union-Tribune for her college successes despite the barriers she overcame as an undocumented immigrant.

Mexican Flag-Waving Illegal Has Had A Cushy Ride.  An illegal immigrant who graduated from UC San Diego thanked taxpayers for her free ride by waving the Mexican flag at commencement.  Seems that illegals get a better deal in education than citizens.  Why else would she flaunt it?

A Dreamer graduates with no education in citizenship.  Instead of a diploma, one recent college graduate should have received an "Incomplete."  She seems to have missed some courses — "Gratitude 101," "Introduction to Civics" and, finally, "Flag Waving and the Importance of Context."

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Undocumented Immigrant College Fund.  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for young undocumented immigrants.  "America was founded as a nation of immigrants," he wrote Wednesday [6/17/2015] in a Facebook post.  "We ought to welcome smart and hardworking young people from every nation, and to help everyone in our society achieve their full potential."

The Editor says...
"Everyone in our society" unfortunately includes about 11 million people who aren't supposed to be in our society.  Our nation may have started as a bunch of immigrants, but those days are over.  The country started as a group of people escaping tyranny and seeking freedom of religion, but I don't hear Mr. Zuckerberg commenting on that.  This country would thrive forever without any further immigration.

Jeb Bush argues persuasively why he shouldn't be nominated.  [Scroll down]  In his speech Bush [...] touts Florida as a great state that "looks like America."  That may be true, but it doesn't look like America should be.  There are large parts of Miami where English isn't spoken, huge populations of (dare I say it) Hispanic immigrants and/or illegal aliens who haven't bothered to learn English.  This is not a model for America, and Bush, by telling people it is, is essentially telling voters who want foreigners to assimilate not to vote for him.  Bush repeatedly talked about the need to hasten economic expansion, calling for 4% economic growth.  But such a growth rate is impossible when a country imports tens of millions of people with no skills, many of whom are illiterate in their own language, and many of whom end up on welfare.

Obama gives free pass to businesses that hire illegals.  President Obama took office vowing to go after unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants, but worksite audits have plunged over the last year and a half, according to a report released Tuesday [6/16/2015] by the Center for Immigration Studies, tumbling along with the rest of immigration enforcement.  Fewer owners are being arrested, and fewer fines are being collected as well, according to the report, which suggests that even as he offers amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Mr. Obama is giving a similar free pass to ever more businesses who provide the jobs magnet that draws them.

Carly Fiorina: No Citizenship 'If You Have Come Here Illegally and Stayed Here Illegally'.  When it comes to immigration, "Everyone talks about comprehensive solutions, but nobody starts with the basics," Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday [6/15/2015].  "My own view is, if you have come here illegally and stayed here illegally, that you don't get a pass to citizenship."  Fiorina's view differs from that of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, all of whom advocate a more "comprehensive" approach, including eventual, earned legal status for illegal immigrants.

Refugee Resettlement: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Nation.  Most people would be shocked to know that America currently takes more refugees from the world's ghettos than all other refugee resettlement countries in the world combined.  The State Department brags about it.  Furthermore, most of those refugees are referred to the United States by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  The refugees (and the illegal aliens flooding the southern border from Central America) are then "resettled" by taxpayer funded "Voluntary Agencies" or VOLAGs as they are called.  There are nine of them, six nominally religious, but all are in it for the money and top staff make high six figures.  Together the VOLAGs are paid close to $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to resettle refugees.

DHS agent says bosses tried to strip her gun rights.  A Department of Homeland Security whistleblower testified Thursday [6/11/2015] that the "retaliation" against her for probing a controversial visa program was so extensive she was told she couldn't "carry or own a personal weapon" — a step she described as a constitutional rights violation, and just one of several ways she was punished for speaking out.  Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent in the Homeland Security Investigations division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testified at a Senate hearing alongside whistleblowers from several other agencies who claim to have faced similar harassment.

DHS Agent Says She Was Stripped Of Gun, Nearly Lost Daughter After Blowing Whistle On Immigration Visa Program.  A Department of Homeland Security agent testified Thursday that she nearly lost custody of her 1-year-old adopted daughter and was told that she could not own a personal firearm after she voiced concerns about a little known federal program that grants green cards to foreign investors.  Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent with a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), testified at a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing alongside several other whistleblowers who claim they've faced retaliation for reporting wrongdoing in their agencies.

Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement.  Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama's executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement.  Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama's executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

Obama Admin Joins de Blasio To Promote Immigrant Citizenship: 'Opportunities To Vote, To Get A Better Job'.  The Obama administration is joining forces with New York City and its Mayor Bill de Blasio to encourage immigrants to naturalize and become U.S. citizens. [...] According to USCIS, the agreement will establish so called "New Americans Corners" in the more than 200 public libraries in Brooklyn, New York and Queens where immigrants learn more about becoming a citizen and prepare for the naturalization process.

Is It Time For A Moratorium on Immigration?  President Obama's plans to save five million illegal aliens from deportation ran squarely into the law last month, as an appeals court panel upheld an injunction imposed by a federal judge in February after more than half the states sued.  Consequently, the administration's elaborate mass amnesty operation has "kind of come to a screeching halt," National Immigration Law Center executive director Marielena Hincapie lamented.  From Ted Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act to Obama today, Democrats' policy on the issue has had one overriding goal:  more votes for their party.

Obama Admits He Put Executive Amnesty On Hold.  During a press conference in Germany today [6/8/2015], President Obama admitted that he personally made the decision to put his actions on immigration on hold while the legality of his actions are being considered in court.  "I made a decision, which I think is the right one, that we should not accept applications till the legal status of this is clarified," Obama said, admitting that although he was "frustrated" with the judge blocking his legislation, he didn't want to put illegal immigrants at a disadvantage.

Obama said he's not giving up immigration fight: 'We are being as aggressive' as possible.  President Barack Obama said he was "frustrated" by a recent district court's ruling regarding his executive action on immigration — but he's not done fighting.  Speaking [6/8/2015] at a press conference at the G7 meeting in Germany of state leaders, told reporters that, "we are being as aggressive as we can legally, to appeal the district court ruling and then to implement those actions on executive actions that were not challenged in court."

Obama on His Amnesty: 'The Law Is on Our Side'.  Speaking in his weekly address yesterday [6/6/2015], President Barack Obama defended his unilateral actions that would allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States, work, and receive federal benefits.  The "law is on our side," Obama said.  Administration action on that amnesty is currently forbidden by an injunction issued by a federal court and upheld by a federal appeals court.

Court Ruling Could Shut Down Feds' Detention Centers for Illegal Immigrants.  After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children — and keep more from coming.

25,098,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.A..  The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States increased by 279,000 to 25,098,000 in May, according to data released Friday [6/5/2015] by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 21,375,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States.  Since then, the number has increased by 3,723,000.  In its data on foreign-born workers, the BLS does not distinguish between legal immigrants to the United States, who are permitted to work here, and illegal aliens, who are not.

House Blocks Funding For Obama Legal Defense Of Exec. Amnesty.  The House has approved legislation to prohibit the Obama administration from using funding to defend against the 26 states carrying out a legal challenge to the president's executive amnesty.  The amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), passed on a vote of 222 — 204.  Nineteen Republicans voted against the measure with a unanimous Democratic caucus.

IRS confirms illegals can get back-taxes under Obama amnesty.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama's new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, who had pressed Mr. Koskinen over the issue, released written responses Wednesday [6/3/2015] in which the commissioner admitted he'd botched the question earlier and, in fact, illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit.

California Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally.  The state Senate on Tuesday [6/2/2015] approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal.  The action comes just days after lawmakers significantly scaled back the plan, which originally would have offered state-subsidized Medi-Cal to people in the country without authorization.

Poll Shows Noncitizens Can Shape Elections.  A poll by John McLaughlin confirms again we may have a significant problem with noncitizens participating illegally in our elections.  Based on a sample survey of 800 Hispanics in 2013, McLaughlin found that of foreign-born respondents who were registered voters, 13 percent admitted they were not United States citizens. [...] In 2014, a study released by three professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, estimated 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm congressional elections.

Obama's Legacy: Immigration Anarchy.  For patriots knowledgeable of the Immigration & Nationality Act, such as immigration judges, ICE attorneys, and litigators who fight for greater immigration enforcement like myself, the day President Obama told the American public he would "re-prioritize" the statute's mandatory removal provisions was one of astonished disbelief that still endures.  Nowhere in the Act did Congress give the President the authority to "re-prioritize" illegal alien and criminal alien-removals.  The INA is a deterring statute and it's been continuously amended to better deter illegal immigration since it was originally enacted in 1952.  As the results of the 2012 and 2014 "executive actions" show, re-entries and recidivism among convicted criminal aliens (legal and illegal aliens convicted of crimes) has spiked and, as a result, we're pushing deeper and deeper into immigration anarchy.  Unsurprisingly, Obama's lawlessness is leading to ever greater lawlessness.

What is wrong with Democrats?  Despite the federal courts checking of Obama's executive action regarding illegal immigrants, Hillary Clinton declared Obama did not go far enough when he gave millions of illegal immigrants de facto amnesty (reminder:  Obama himself had said before he did not have the legal power to do so — a rare instance of his knowing and respecting the law, but it was a fleeting instant).  Do any Democrats have a problem with Hillary Clinton stating that Obama's lawbreaking did not go far enough?  But then again, most Democrats think illegal immigrants should have a right to vote.

Univision keeping the lid on Democrats' coalition of victims.  One key to the future viability of the Democratic Party is suppressing the serious conflicts of interest between its black and Hispanic constituents.  The influx of 12 to 16 million mostly low-skilled labor force entrants across the southern border has driven down wages and employment opportunities for blacks.  The single most effective means to raising incomes for those who sell low-skill labor would be to close the border and repatriate those who violated our laws in coming here.  But Democrats need the votes of both blacks and Hispanics to sustain their coalition of purported victims, those needing to appropriate the income earned by others through welfare and redistribution programs in order to enjoy what they consider an acceptable lifestyle.  So any consciousness among blacks that the influx of Hispanics is costing them opportunities must be suppressed.

Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration.  A key part of the Fifth Circuit's decision to keep the freeze on President Obama's amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel's lone Obama appointee.  Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of "prosecutorial discretion":  an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation's southern border.

A Scare a Week Keeps the Populace Meek.  First there were the nine thousand Central American children who were being smuggled through the border.  Nine thousand, enough to make the American economy collapse.  Then they were fifteen thousand, or may be forty thousand.  Then they were not children but grown up teenagers, all tattooed members of Mexican gangs.  Then they were 100,000 Mexican gang members being shipped into the United States.  No one stopped to think, of course, that 100,000 is half the gang population of all of Mexico, and that there was very little strategic value for the Mexican gangs in moving such a large number of gang members from one country to another.

The Obama Administration Was Handed a Huge Immigration Defeat. Here's Why It Matters.  A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Obama administration a huge defeat this week.  It denied the government's request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's immigration amnesty program.  This is not a decision on the merits of the lawsuit filed against the administration by the 26 states.  But it certainly does not bode well for the administration's case since in today's 2-1 decision, the 5th Circuit concluded that "the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction."  The panel also denied the government's request to narrow the nationwide scope of the injunction so that it only applied to Texas and the other states in the lawsuit.

Obama Won't Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court.  President Obama's overhaul of the nation's immigration system, which he announced in a prime-time speech to the nation last November, may remain under a cloud of legal uncertainty until months before he leaves office in 2017, legal experts and administration officials said Wednesday [5/27/2015].  Officials from the Justice Department said in a statement that they would not ask the Supreme Court for permission to carry out the president's immigration programs — which seek to provide work permits and deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants — while a fight over presidential authority plays out in the lower courts.

Why the Fifth Circuit Smacked Down Obama's Immigration Appeal.  Once again, President Obama's unlawful amnesty push has suffered a legal blow, this time from a higher court.  Yesterday [5/26/2015] the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Obama administration's request to lift a district-court injunction against its DACA and DAPA amnesty programs.  The programs will now be kept frozen until a full hearing on the merits can be held.  Because it will be well into campaign season by the time this takes place, the immigration issue should again play a prominent role in this coming cycle.

Jorge Ramos Admits to Ann Coulter: Bring All of Mexico to Live Here.  Conservative columnist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter steamrolled Fusion host Jorge Ramos in an appearance Tuesday [5/26/2015] filled with dramatic moments, none more interesting than where Coulter got Ramos to admit he doesn't believe there should be a limit to how many Mexicans the United States will allow into this country — either legally or illegally.

Texas Gov. Abbott declares victory over President Obama in amnesty fight.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday [5/27/2015] that the U.S. Supreme Court would ultimately reject a potential Obama administration appeal on the president's immigration executive actions and that Mr. Obama's actions are unlikely to actually go into effect before the president leaves office.  "We're not even fighting in the court system about the legal validity of the order — we're just fighting in the court system about whether or not the executive order goes into effect while we're legally fighting about that order," Mr. Abbott said Wednesday [5/27/2015] on Fox News.  "And I got to tell you, it would be highly unusual for the United States Supreme Court to grant the Obama administration's request and allow this executive order to go into place while we are still litigating it."

Immigration Activists Vow Voter Repercussions Over Ruling.  Immigration activists vowed Republicans will pay a political price after a federal appeals court kept President Barack Obama's action to defer deportation on hold.  The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday [5/26/2015] was a victory for opponents of Obama's plan to extend deportation protection and offer work permits to up to five million undocumented immigrants.

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Yeah, right.  We were going to vote Republican, but now we're all gonna vote for the Democrats!

Ruling puts Obama's immigration legacy in jeopardy.  A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately upholds his authority to act.  The latest blow came Tuesday [5/26/2015] as a three-judge appeals court panel voted, 2-1, to deny the administration's request to proceed with Obama's plan to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more illegal immigrants while litigation over those actions plays out.

Judge Napolitano: Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions "Rare" In American History, Raises Specter of "I" Word.  In another major blow to the president's executive amnesty program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday [5/26/2015] to allow its implementation.  The decision could affect as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  But the White House remains unchastised, claiming that the judges who voted against the administration "chose to misinterpret the facts and the law."

Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration program.  A federal appeals court on Tuesday [5/26/2015] refused to allow one of President Obama's signature immigration proposals to move forward, throwing into doubt whether the program will even begin before the president leaves office.  In a split 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans denied the Obama administration's emergency request to lift a lower court's injunction on an initiative to defer the deportations of illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.

President Obama's legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy.  President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts.  Same-sex marriage.  Obamacare.  Climate change.  And now immigration.  And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny.  The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday [5/26/2015] when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Walker: We'd Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports Like They Do Southern Border.  Republican Party 2016 primary frontrunner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News exclusively that if the invasion of illegal aliens that's currently swarming across America's southern border were coming in via America's sea ports, the government would be sending in the Navy to stop it.  Instead, the federal government — despite not having to at all — chooses, he says, to leave the U.S. border with Mexico wide open.

Court Slaps Obama With Constitution: Amnesty Undermines "Constitutional Imperative of 'Uniform Rule of Naturalization'".  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dealt a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama today [5/26/2015] when it refused a call from his administration to overturn an injunction preventing the administration from moving forward with the president's plan to provide amnesty to as many as 4.3 million illegal aliens through its so-called "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" program.  In its straightforward conclusion against the administration's claims, the court directly quoted the U.S. Constitution and the immigration law of the United States.

Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama's amnesty.  A federal appeals court refused to lift an injunction against President Obama's deportation amnesty in a ruling Tuesday [5/26/2015] that delivers a second major legal setback to the administration and keeps millions of illegal immigrants on hold.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with a lower court that ruled Mr. Obama probably broke the law in taking unilateral action last year to grant an amnesty from deportation.  The three-judge panel, ruling 2-1, shot down Mr. Obama's hopes of quickly restarting the amnesty, and make it likely he'll have to go to the Supreme Court to try to win his case.

Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency.  Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory.  In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.  He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."

Illegals Angry at Hillary's Secret Service For Asking Their Legal Status!  Here's a video from illegal alien advocates that kinda explains why so many Americans are annoyed at the attitude from some illegal aliens.  In it a bunch of "Dreamers," or those that received special asylum from Obama's unconstitutional amnesty order, get annoyed at Hillary's Secret Service detail.  [Video clip]

Texas demands Obama prove he's halted deportation amnesty.  Texas asked a federal judge Wednesday [5/20/2015] to consider imposing a fine on the Obama administration lawyers who misled the court over President Obama's amnesty, filing papers saying the Justice Department is still trying to hide details of how Homeland Security botched the rollout of the program.

Immigrants applying to enter US legally facing longer waits.  The waiting list for those trying to enter the U.S. legally now stands at 4.4 million, 100,000 more than last year.  Some have been on the list for more than 15 years.  Even though the spouses and children of U.S citizens are supposed to get priority, even their wait times have jumped from as little as two months to up 18 months as the administration deals with a surge of illegal immigrants given lawful status by president Obama.

Deportations [are] Not A Problem Beyond U.S. Borders.  Most U.S. politicians think deporting illegals is out of the question.  But this is at odds not only with what the public wants but with a can-do deportation stance globally.

Is he bragging or complaining?
Democrat Congressman: 'Someday, There Might be More People Here Illegally Than Legally'.  Rep. Jared Polis (D.-Colo.) took to the House floor yesterday and called for "celebrating" President Barack Obama's unilateral actions allowing illegal aliens to stay in the United States and also to decry that none of the bills being brought up in the House that day were about immigration reform.  Polis said that without immigration reform, America should expect more illegal aliens.  "Someday," he said, "there might be more people here illegally than there are here legally."

Obama seeks to end immigration enforcement by local, state police.  The administration issued a report Monday [5/18/2015] saying that in order to rebuild trust between police and their communities, the federal government should stop enlisting state and local police in most immigration enforcement, setting up another challenge as President Obama tries to please immigrant rights advocates while carrying out deportations.

Homeland Security's 'The Dog Ate My Homework' Excuse for Violating Amnesty Injunction.  The Department of Homeland Security is blaming a "technology glitch" for approving thousands of work authorization permits, allowing illegal aliens the right to hold a job in the US for three years, despite an injunction issued by a federal judge that prevented them from doing so.

445,000 awaiting a court date, which might not come for 4 years.  Driven by last summer's surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the already large backlog in federal immigration courts has reached an all-time high, with more than 445,000 pending cases, according to a new report.  As of April, the backlog hit 445,706 cases, a nearly 30% increase since Oct. 1, 2013, the start of the last fiscal year, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

Language, borders and culture: A meditation.  Isn't it funny that 16th century Europeans arriving in North America are called settlers, but 21st century Mexicans arriving in the United States are migrants?  And how many times do you suppose that new waves of "Indians" (i.e., Asian migrants) "settled" in North American or even South American lands previously occupied by earlier "migrants"?  Not to mention, all of the times when tribes of Indians conquered each other and took over not just their resources, but also their women and children.  Migrants are nothing more than settlers who are looked upon favorably.  In the language of the left, settlers or colonialists are evil white people, whereas migrants are oppressed minorities.  Yet today, I know of no one who is advocating colonization of foreign lands by Europeans, Russians, Chinese, or the United States, so the rhetorical weapons aimed at "white Euro-centric colonial powers" by the left are firing blanks.

Immigration courts reportedly have 445,000 pending cases.  The already backlogged federal immigration courts have reportedly reached an all-time high with more than 445,000 pending cases.  The Los Angeles Times, citing the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, reports that as of April, the backlog hit 445,706, which is a nearly 30 percent increase since Oct. 1, 2013.  Immigration courts have been overwhelmed since the influx of more than 68,500 unaccompanied children and about as many family units crossing the southern border, most of them from Central America.

DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge's amnesty injunction.  The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday [5/15/2015] that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge's order, insisted it's corrected the immigrants' records at headquarters, but said it's also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead.

Defense Bill Should Not Allow Illegal Aliens to Enlist in the Military.  Despite the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted down repeated attempts to encourage the recruitment of illegal immigrants into the military, we are seeing yet another attempt to encourage such recruitment recently inserted into a must-pass defense funding bill.  Even worse, the push to recruit illegal immigrants is happening at a time when U.S. citizens are being downsized from the military or turned away by recruiters.

Republican Lawmakers Urge Court to Block Immigration Expansion.  More than 100 Republican members of Congress urged a federal appeals court Monday to block the Obama administration's sweeping new immigration policies such as deferred deportations.  The 25 senators and 88 representatives told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that the policies go beyond the president's power because they create a new class-based program.  That class would be the roughly four million parents — their children are U.S. citizens — who are illegally in the country, the brief states.

Myths about LA County's Successful 287(g) Program.  On Tuesday, May 12, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a proposal to end its longstanding and successful 287(g) partnership with ICE, which is one of the largest in the country.  Activists for illegal aliens are pulling out all the stops to pressure the board members to cancel the program and have sent a barrage of emails and phone calls in favor of fewer criminal alien deportations.

113 Republicans back lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions.  Top Republicans in Congress on Monday [5/11/2015] entered the court battle over President Obama's latest moves to ease deportations for immigrants living in the country illegally.  Texas and 25 other states have challenged the legality of the unilateral actions, arguing that the president overstepped his executive power with programs halting deportations and granting work permits to certain groups of illegal immigrants.

Obama Administration Admits Breaking Judge's Amnesty Injunction.  The Obama administration violated U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction halting President Obama's executive amnesty programs, Justice Department lawyers have admitted to the court, according to the Washington Times.  The Times reports that in a late night filing Thursday, Justice Department lawyers revealed that the Department of Homeland Security had issued some 2,000 three-year work permits (as opposed to the currently permissible two-year permits) to illegal immigrants granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Obama Cheapens the Legacy of Our Fallen Heroes.  They died defending our country. They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones would be safe in their country.  They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones rights and privileges as citizens would be preserved — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And now Obama is cheapening their sacrifice.  By administrative legislation, Obama is attempting to give the most precious right of citizenship — the right to vote — to illegals who don't [care] about the sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Remittances to Mexico Rise 4.9% in Q1.  Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $5.7 billion in the first quarter, up 4.9 percent compared to the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico said.  The average remittance was $297.53 in the January-March period, up slightly from the $296.10 average registered in the same period in 2014.

Hillary's Foolish Amnesty Double Down.  If the current objective of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is to give possible liberal challengers as little room to maneuver as possible then her remarks on illegal immigration yesterday [5/5/2015] was smart politics.  The former secretary of state not only embraced President Obama's extralegal executive orders granting amnesty to millions of illegals but also went further signaling her support for an easy path to citizenship for all 11 million people currently in this country without permission.  By tilting to the left in this manner, Clinton believes she is making it harder for a credible opponent to outflank her with the base of the Democratic Party.  Even more, she appears to think that by doubling down on amnesty, she is guaranteeing a heavy Hispanic turnout in 2016 that will vote for her over any possible Republican rival.

Center For Immigration Studies Unveils Interactive Map Of Immigrant Removals By County.  The interactive map, created by CIS experts Jessica Vaughan and Byran Griffith and released Wednesday [5/6/2015], reveals the counties with the most removals were Los Angeles County, CA with 35,750 removals, Maricopa County, AZ with 27,361 removals, and Harris County, TX with 25,564 removals.

Hillary can't top Obama's immigration amnesty: White House.  The White House suggested Wednesday [5/6/2015] that Hillary Rodham Clinton's vow to expand President Obama's immigration amnesty would exceed current presidential authority.  "The president was determined to use as much of his authority as he could," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said when asked about Mrs. Clinton's campaign promise to expand amnesty to illegal immigrant parents of children allowed to stay in the U.S.  "The president's views on this have not changed."  But asked specifically whether expanding Mr. Obama's amnesty policy would be illegal, Mr. Earnest replied, "That would be something for future presidents, and ultimately future courts, to decide."

Hillary Clinton says Obama's immigration orders are 'just the beginning'.  Hillary Rodham Clinton threw down the immigration gauntlet on Tuesday [5/5/2015] and pledged that she would extend President Barack Obama's executive orders past their current boundaries if she were to succeed him in the White House.  'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship,' she told a Las Vegas roundtable of illegal immigrant high school students, including one who said he was transgender and another who identified herself as a lesbian.

Hillary Clinton goes all in on immigration; pledges to outdo Obama.  Hillary Clinton held a Cinco de Mayo event with illegal immigrants in Nevada Tuesday — "an especially appropriate day for us to be having this conversation" — in which she promised to go farther than President Obama in using executive authority to confer legal status on illegal immigrants, and to ultimately to award them U.S. citizenship.  No matter what Republicans might offer to illegal immigrants in terms of legal status, Clinton said, she will offer more.  Changing the immigration system will be a top priority should she become president, Clinton said.  "We can't wait any longer.  We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship."

How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?  Our laws are becoming as politicized as our tax system.  Whatever one thinks of illegal immigration, it's undeniable that under the Obama administration, federal immigration law enforcement is now predicated on politics.  The law as it was written suddenly has ceased to exist — at least for particular groups at particular times and places.  In the last six years, the enforcement of federal laws has depended on their apparent political utility.

Clinton To Endorse Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants.  Hillary Clinton will endorse a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants during a campaign stop at a Nevada high school Tuesday [5/5/2015], according to reports.  Politico's Playbook reports that during a roundtable at the majority Hispanic Rancho High School, Clinton is expected to call for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants.

Clinton speaks forcefully for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.  Staking a strongly liberal position on the divisive issue of immigration, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that she wants to ensure that illegal immigrants can gain full citizenship under a reform of the patchwork system and the limited protections President Obama has put in place in the meantime.  Republicans want to make sure immigrants can never be more than "second-class" Americans, the Democratic presidential candidate said in sharply partisan remarks that could shake up the presidential contest by pushing immigration to the fore.

The Editor says...
Hillary is right (and at the same time, wrong) about one thing:  I don't want illegal immigrants to be "more than 'second-class' Americans; in fact, I don't want illegal immigrants to get the idea that they are Americans at all.

Hillary Clinton Just Told Immigration Activists What They Wanted to Hear.  What activists really wanted to know ahead of the speech was whether Clinton was prepared to pick up where Obama left off on executive actions.  She gave them an answer.  "I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country," she said Tuesday [5/5/2015].

Poll Shows Voter Support For Tough Border Controls.  Fully 77% of the 1,000 likely U.S. voters that Rasmussen polled say that illegal immigration is a serious problem.  Only 19% say that it's not.  And 63% think that gaining control of the border is more important than "legalizing the status of undocumented workers" already here.  Two things jump out:  One, 58% of Americans believe that providing a pathway to citizenship for those already here will serve as a magnet for future illegal immigration.  And 63% say that the military should be used to prevent illegal immigration along our border with Mexico.

Texas Attorney General: DOJ Brazenly Disregarded Judge's Order in Executive Amnesty Case.  The Texas Attorney General has accused Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers of committing a "brazen disregard for a legal order" in the case filed against President Obama's executive amnesty plan.  This comes after a judge issued government lawyers a scathing written rebuke and ordered the Federal Government to produce documents showing who was responsible for making misrepresentations to the Court during the litigation.  The rebuke was directed at the representatives of the DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Rubio: 'There Is No Right to Illegally Immigrate'.  Senator Marco Rubio is "increasingly optimistic" that he'll win the 2016 presidential election, but he understands that he'll have to overcome the conservative frustration with his work on the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill to do so.  "You don't have a right to illegally immigrate here," the Florida Republican said during a discussion with NR's Jim Geraghty at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C. this morning.  Rubio made the statement while discussing changes that he would make to the Gang of Eight bill if he were to take on immigration as president.

Obama Admin. Won't Let States Ask for Proof of Citizenship — On Voter Registration Form!  Non-citizens are voting in American elections, and the federal government refuses to do anything to stop it.  Worse, the current administration seems to be doing everything they can to prevent the states from trying to stop it.  First, they sued states that asked people to present ID before voting.  Now, the administration will not let states even ask people to establish they are citizens when they register to vote.

Expert: Up to 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births.  Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year.  Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday [4/29/2015].

House Republicans try to gut a key American principle.  The Civil War era's 14th Amendment, granting automatic citizenship to any baby born on American soil, is a proud achievement of the Party of Lincoln.  But now House Republicans are talking about abolishing birthright citizenship.  A House Judiciary subcommittee took up the question Wednesday afternoon [4/29/2015], prompted by legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and 22 other lawmakers that, after nearly 150 years, would end automatic citizenship.

The Editor says...
The Washington Post writer is apparently horrified by this idea, judging by the headline.  I think it's a terrific idea that should have been implemented at least  20  50 years ago.

Immigrant Removals Continue to Decline Under Obama.  The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press.

The Strange Case of Modern Immigration.  Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest?  Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left?  Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to?  Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West?  These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked.  The result is chaos.

CBP Wants $134.5M for Anticipated 'Future Influx' of Illegal Alien Children.  U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) included $134.5 million in "contingency" funding in its budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 to deal with a "future influx" of up to 104,000 unaccompanied alien children, or "UCs," who may cross the border into the United States illegally next year.

Alternate headline:  Mexico is running low on freeloaders, drunks and violent criminals.
Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS.  The border patrol caught just 151,705 illegal immigrants trying to cross the southwest border in the first six months of the fiscal year, which is a drop of 28 percent from the previous year, and is the lowest monthly average in recent records dating back to the end of the Clinton administration.  Just as striking is the drop in unaccompanied minors and families from three Central American countries — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — that sparked last summer's troubling surge and left the administration playing catch-up.  Apprehensions of children from those countries are down some 45 percent this year, while families from those countries have dropped 30 percent.

The Editor says...
This news isn't as good as the writer would have you believe.  After last year's unprecedented flood of illegal immigrants, the immigration rate had better drop by 45 percent, or we're in for a rough century.

Confirmed: Illegals Flown Here via Obama Amnesty will be Eligible to Milk the Welfare State.  Not only will you have to pay for Obama to jet illegals here from Central America, but when they get here they will be eligible for every single welfare program we have.  Why?  Because they will be considered refugees when they get here and thus will be able to apply for everything:

George Soros Funding Plan to Naturalize Millions of Immigrants for the 2016 Elections.  George Soros is planning to bribe up to 13.8 million legal immigrants to become citizens before the 2016 election.  They will find you, teach you about the naturalization process and even pay your $680 dollar naturalization fee.  And once you are finished, you will get a fresh supply of democratic campaign literature and an application for food stamps.  Soros will fund the campaign through his Open Borders group.  Not to be left out, Obama is also getting involved.  He set up a program called, the White House Task Force on New Americans.

The White House And Soros-Backed Open Borders Group Strategize About Bribing Immigrants To Naturalize Before 2016.  Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans held a briefing at the Soros-funded, pro-open borders Migration Policy Institute to push its new "Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration."  The Task Force, which seeks to ramp up naturalization rates among non-citizens, grew out of one of the dozen bombshell memos dropped on the American public after the midterms last year.  Although barely discussed, it may be the most important memo released that day, even more so than Obama's twin amnesty programs and the 'New Priorities on Deportations' memo which rewrote the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add 'New Americans' by 2016 Election.  President Obama's amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof.  Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system — the "Electronic Immigration System" — to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.  This effort is part of the DHS "Task Force on New Americans."

Immigration agency: Single Hispanic females deserve asylum in U.S..  Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening new ways for the surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S.  The guidance, a 27-page training document from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says women who flee Central America because they fear being single heads of households can be deemed part of a targeted social group and can make claims of "credible fear" of being targeted in their home countries.

Obama and the Media Still Hiding Immigration Agenda.  Immigration reform is often presented by the media in terms of the human cost, and the alleged inhumanity in not allowing these persons to stay in the United States.  The liberal media therefore, delight in pointing to any evidence they can find suggesting hypocrisy on the right on this issue and ignore the blatant abuses by the Obama administration in pursuit of his amnesty agenda.  News coverage of the recent hearing before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ignores the fact that the Obama administration misled a lower court judge, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, about the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security's, and therefore President Obama's offer of "temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation."

CRS Report: Wages Declined As Immigration Surged.  Wages and share of income for the bottom 90 percent of American wage-earners declined over the past 40 years, as the foreign-born population increased dramatically, data requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee shows.  Since 1970, the foreign-born population of the U.S. increased 325 percent, the Congressional Research Service found, while wages for the bottom 90 percent of earners decreased by 8 percent and their share of income by 16 percent.

Congress: Middle class incomes drop as immigration surges.  Wages of America's middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent, according to a new congressional report that questions claims that native Americans are economically helped by greater immigration.  The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service report studied immigration and middle class income from 1945-2013 and found that as immigration slowed between 1945 and 1970, American incomes increased.

Poll: No, Obama doesn't have authority to grant amnesty.  Already under attack in courts to mapping a plan to exempt up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, now the public has turned on President Obama, with the highest number ever saying that he doesn't have the legal authority to do what he wants.  A new Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday [4/21/2015] said that 59 percent of voters believe the president doesn't have legal standing while just 25 percent say he does.

Census: Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth.  Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures.  A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the immigrant population totals 78 million.  The report was provided to [the Washington Examiner] and released Wednesday evening [4/22/2015].

ACLU sues feds in bid to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants.  Providing food and shelter to illegal immigrants isn't enough for federally-funded Catholic organizations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception to them as well.  The suit aims to obtain government records related to reproductive healthcare policy for unaccompanied immigrant children in the care of federally funded Catholic agencies, which do not believe in abortion.

Americans Don't Want More Immigration... and They're Right.  The level of immigration in total numerical terms is currently at an all-time high, compressing wages and reducing employment (for both US-born and immigrant workers).  Immigration levels have quadrupled from less than 10 million in 1970 to more than 40 million today — a period of long-term wage stagnation (real wages are lower today than in 1973).  As a share of the population, the percentage of foreign-born will exceed all historical records beginning in eight years' time and will keep exceeding all historical records every subsequent decade.

Federal judge denies request to lift hold on Obama immigration action.  A federal judge in Texas denied a Justice Department request Tuesday [4/14/2015] to lift his temporary hold on President Obama's executive action shielding potentially millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen refused to set aside his Feb. 16 decision granting a preliminary injunction requested by 26 states.  The U.S. government wants the injunction lifted — allowing Obama's action to proceed — while it appeals Hanen's ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans.  In his order Tuesday [4/7/2015] denying the government's request, Hanen said the government hasn't "shown any credible reason for why this Directive necessitates immediate implementation."

Obama immigration order back in federal court.  Demonstrators gathered outside a New Orleans federal courthouse on Friday [4/17/2015] as President Obama's efforts to overhaul the country's immigration system dangled in legal limbo.  Justice Department lawyers urged a federal appeals court to lift an injunction on a plan that would let up to 5 million illegal immigrants live in the country, obtain work permits and receive other benefits.  In February, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted a preliminary injunction at the request of 26 states that oppose Obama's action.

Court chilly to Barack Obama immigration moves.  A federal appeals court signaled Friday [4/17/2015] that it is unlikely to allow President Barack Obama's request to go ahead with a new round of relief for illegal immigrants, making it likely that the White House will have to take its legal case to the Supreme Court within days.  The oral arguments before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans were being closely watched by both sides in the heated immigration debate as a sign of whether the administration will be able to move forward with its plan to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to about 4 million illegal immigrants.

In Spanish Interview, Marco Rubio Says It's 'Important Not To Cancel' Obama's Executive Amnesty.  Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio offered a measure of support for President Obama's first executive amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, during a recent interview he conducted in Spanish this week with Univision's Jorge Ramos.  Rubio's comments mark a reversal of sorts from criticism he offered of DACA last year, and they also put him at odds with the conservative Republican base, which he will need in his corner if he hopes to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

5th Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Obama Immigration "Executive Action" Appeal.  Federal appeals judges on Friday [4/17/2015] peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

Report: FBI Holds Special Meeting in Juarez on Press Strategy to Deny Judicial Watch's Reporting About ISIS on the Border.  The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is not backing down from its report about ISIS training camps on the border amid Obama administration denials.  In a new report, up at its website today, Judicial Watch reports that a "high level intelligence source" has confirmed that FBI supervisors called a special meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez.  The source, who "must remain anonymous for safety reasons," told Judicial Watch that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny their reports about terrorist activity on the border, and to figure out who is leaking the information to JW.

AZ Sheriff: I Can't Get the Names of Criminal Illegals Released In My County.  Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) said that he cannot get access to the names of the nearly 500 criminal illegal immigrants released in his county on Tuesday's [4/14/2015] "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel.

Feds Have Issued 541,000 SSNs to Illegal Aliens.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued 541,000 Social Security numbers (SSNs) to illegal aliens as a result of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration in 2012.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — which the president created in the summer of 2012 and which instructs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to give work permits to so-called "DREAMers" — has enabled more than half a million illegal immigrants to work legally in the United States, according to a letter from the SSA to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.).

FBI Holds "Special" Meeting in Juárez to Address ISIS, DHS Not Invited.  Responding to Judicial Watch's report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a "special" meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez.  A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch's accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW.  FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW's intelligence source.  The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Immigration Customs Enforcement Director Sarah R. Saldana Tells Congressman: We Follow Obama Rules, Not The Law.  Those following the Obama Immigration Executive Action legal battles will note yesterday [4/15/2015] Congressman Young was asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Saldana the exact same point outlined in Judge Hanen's rebuke of the White House.

Steve King: Obama 'importing millions' of illegal immigrants to boost Dem vote.  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday [4/16/2015] said President Obama is using his executive actions to swell the ranks of Democratic voters with illegal immigrants.  "To put it simply, the president is importing millions of illegal aliens who when they arrive here he thinks, and he's right, they are undocumented Democrats, and so the next phase of this is to document these Democrats so they can vote," he said on Virginia's "John Fredericks Show" radio program, according to BuzzFeed.

Shocking images from cameras on Texas-Mexico border capture steady stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the US.  Cameras placed along Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis.  The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured — here Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease.

Texas border cams yield tens of thousands of detentions.  Texas' border with Mexico is really long:  about 1,200 miles.  That's farther than the distance between Houston and Chicago.  And a lot of Texans don't like anything or anyone crossing without their permission.  But even recent surges of troops and money, and hundreds of miles of barbed wire-laden wall, have been unable to secure the wide border region from the South Texas scrubland to the Chihuahua desert.  So the state's Department of Public Safety has gone high tech to keep drugs and illegal immigrants out.

Republican wants to make Obama's actions on immigration impeachable.  Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) has authored a resolution that seeks to define President Obama's executive actions on immigration as impeachable offenses.  The Yoho resolution defines impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors" in a way that is clearly aimed at Obama's actions to unilaterally delay deportations for certain illegal immigrants.

U.S. To Admit More Legal Immigrants In Decade Than The Combined Population Of 7 Major Cities.  Unless Congress moves to limit current legal immigration rates, the U.S. will add at least 10 million more legal immigrants over the next decade — more than the combined populations of seven major cities, according to GOP staffers on the Senate's Immigration subcommittee.  A chart the committee released Monday [4/13/2015] reveals that the populations of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Denver, St. Louis, and Dallas together would not equal the number of new immigrants set to be admitted over the coming ten years.

ICE Director: Agents Risk 'Termination' For Not Enforcing Obama's Immigration Policy.  Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that ICE agents who do not enforce President Barack Obama's immigration priorities, outline in a Nov. 20 DHS memo, could be fired for not following an agency directive.

Children Facing U.S. Deportation Allowed to Sue for Lawyers.  A group of unaccompanied immigrant children who face deportation from the U.S. can proceed with a lawsuit to have government-paid lawyers represent them at their removal hearing.  U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly in Seattle on Monday denied the government's bid to throw out the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit on behalf of the juveniles, saying the case can proceed over an alleged violation of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of due process.

More than A Half Million Social Security Numbers Issued To Illegal Immigrants Granted Amnesty.  In a letter to Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), exclusively obtained by Breitbart News, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveals that by the end of Fiscal Year 2014 the Obama administration "had issued approximately 541,000 original SSNs to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy since its inception" in 2012.  The administration said it did not maintain a count of the number of individuals who applied but were denied an SSN.

The deception of the Obama Department of Justice.  Throughout Barack Obama's tenure in the White House he's been accused of leading a lawless presidency and cheapening the rule of law through his Department of Justice.  Many say these accusations are simply based in politics, but a closer look at the way the Department of Justice has handled multiple cases in federal court suggest misleading or lying to judges is a habit, not a mistake.  Most recently, we've seen this happen in the case surrounding President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration.

ACLU Demands Catholic Bishops Provide Abortions for Illegal Minors.  Religious groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are the target of an imminent ACLU lawsuit that hopes to order the federal government to release information about how the groups are awarded government funding contracts to assist illegal unaccompanied minors, yet refuse to allow the minors access to contraception and abortion.  According to a press release, the ACLU states, "The U.S. government has committed to providing services to meet the basic needs of these teens.  Reports indicate that between 60 and 80 percent of women and girls who cross the border are sexually active."

Wanted: Straightforward Political Leadership On Illegals And Rule Of Law.  A new poll shows voters want illegal immigrants aggressively deported, their gaming of the anchor-baby system put to an end and their welfare cut off.  Yet the political class still isn't listening.

Federal Judge Not Only Halts Obama's Lawless Amnesty Order, But Also Demands He Do This.  The judge who put a halt to Obama's amnesty plans was being pressured to put aside his ruling by Obama's administration.  But instead of bowing to pressure the judge demanded that Obama send his representatives to his courtroom to explain why they think they have the powers to even issue the amnesty and why they lied about what they've already done.  Obama's team already admitted that they lied to federal Judge Andrew Hanen about what actions have been taken to push Obama's amnesty and the judge is furious about it.

California Lawmakers Present Bills to Protect Undocumented Immigrants.  A group of California lawmakers on Tuesday [4/7/2015] presented a package of measures to strengthen protection of undocumented immigrants and thus alleviate the "political paralysis" in Congress over approving immigration reform.  "In California, there are about 40 million residents... of Mexican, Central American and Asian origin. So, today we're presenting a package of 10 measures to protect undocumented immigrants," Kevin de Leon, the Democratic president pro tempore of the California Senate, told Efe.

Texas Judge Strikes Down DOJ Request To Lift Hold On President Obama Executive Action on Immigration Enforcement.  Two judicial rulings yesterday [4/7/2015], one in Obama's favor and one against.  However, the ruling released late last night shows a crafty piece of judicial chess.  The first ruling yesterday was a 5th District Court of Appeals decision in Mississippi VS DHS.  The 5th circuit ruled against the State of Mississippi, and in favor of the Obama DOJ, by essentially ruling the State failed to prove a burden of harm.

Court declines to lift hold on Obama's immigration actions.  A federal judge denied the federal government's request to lift a hold on President Obama's controversial immigration actions in an opinion released Tuesday night [4/7/2015].  Judge Andrew Hanen wrote that the government misled the court by revealing last month it had granted expanded work permit renewals to 100,000 illegal immigrants before the court blocked the administration from implementing its new policies.

Obama deportation amnesty to remain halted.  President Obama's new deportation amnesty will remain halted, a federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday night [4/7/2015] in an order that also delivered a judicial spanking to the president's lawyers for misleading the court.  Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who first halted the amnesty in February, just two days before it was to take effect, said he's even more convinced of his decision now, particularly after Mr. Obama earlier this year said he intends for his policies to supersede federal laws.

Poll: Americans Want More Aggressive Deportation of Illegal Immigrants.  The debate about President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration is ongoing and the issue is sure to be a hot topic on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, but a new Rasmussen Report shows the vast majority of Americans do not believe the federal government is aggressive enough with deporting illegal immigrants.

The Editor says...
Here's a message to those who would like to see illegal aliens deported:  You should have thought of this when Barack H. Obama was running for a second term.

NLRB educating foreign workers on union rights, critics see shield for illegal immigrants.  Congressional investigators say they've uncovered another attempt by the Obama administration to aid illegal immigrants in the U.S. — this time, by teaching foreign workers lessons on union organizing.  The National Labor Relations Board has entered into agreements with Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines to teach workers from those countries in the United States their rights when it comes to union activity.  The agreements reportedly don't distinguish between illegal and legal immigrants.  But lawmakers are worried it's part of an effort to shield illegal immigrants specifically, by encouraging them to join a union and get protection.

La Raza Provides Illegal Aliens With Info on Where They Can Vote Illegally.  La Raza, the radical group supporting illegal immigration is providing a map that was created by the Washington Post that explains where people can vote without providing an ID.  This is an effort to circumvent US law and allow illegal  democrats  voters to vote for democrats in an effort to avoid the tsunami due to arrive on November 4th.  Let me point out that under an honest government, La Raza would be considered a co-defendant in any trial involving an illegal alien voting.  Already there are fears that illegals voting can swing close elections for the Senate.

Arabic: Most Common Language of Refugees in America.  According to the Refugee Processing Center, the State Department documents that the most common spoken language among refugees in America is Arabic.  Out of the 11,300 refugees admitted to the U.S. this fiscal year, 4,430 speak Arabic.  The Center for Immigration Studies noted the nation's legal and illegal immigrant population hit a record 41.3 million in the summer of 2013 — up 1.4 million since July 2010.  The number of refugees and immigrants from the Middle East increased 13 percent between 2010 and 2013.

Arabic is the Most Common Language of Refugees in America; 91% on Food Stamps.  They also skip the paper work and go right to the welfare line.  Funded by a government who loots its citizens.  Taxation for Islamization.  Impeach Obama and every criminal in Congress.

Los Federales To Fly In Children From Central America For Illegals.  Is it any wonder that "57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally"? [...] I'm not surprised in the least by this action.  I wouldn't even have been surprised had this occurred under President Bush, much less under Mr. Obama.  The kids would be considered "refugees", hence, eligible for all sorts of government benefits, including food stamps and living expenses.

Gov't program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US.  Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer.  Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won't have to make that trek — they'll get to fly into the U.S. instead.  For free.  A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put on a plane, without paying a penny.

The Editor says...
Exactly the opposite should be done:  The parents should be flown out of the country to rejoin the children.  This is the "anchor baby" problem in reverse:  It's the Obama way of generating DREAMer kids who can then say (20 years from now) that they had no choice in the matter, they were brought here as children and now deserve to be given citizenship.  Furthermore, why is this nameless program limited to children in Mexico and Central America?  Why is it limited to children with relatives living in this country?

The Invasion Continues Apace.  While taking custody of roughly 2,000 illegal alien juveniles per month since the start of the 2015 fiscal year last October, ICE reports removing well under 200 juveniles per month.  The largest number of these (41 percent) were sent home to Mexico.  The majority of illegal alien juveniles taken into ICE custody are ultimately released to family members in the United States, and only a small number are ever repatriated.  About 90 percent of the recent Central American arrivals who had hearings scheduled last summer and fall failed to appear at their immigration hearings and have melted into the larger illegal alien population.

Obama's Chicago Presidency.  During the seven years when Obama faced election, reelection, and two midterm elections, he warned on over 20 occasions that it would be neither legal nor ethical to grant executive amnesties to illegal aliens.  What was stunning about his refrain was the high-minded manner in which he disarmed his base by warning them that he could not act unconstitutionally.  But once he faced no more referenda on his power, he cared little about polls that showed widespread disapproval of amnesty, and simply began issuing the sort of presidential fiats that he had correctly said he didn't have the power to issue.

'Dreamers' despair as Obama, Democrats abandon immigration activists.  The heady sense of victory immigrant rights activists had last year after President Obama announced his deportation amnesty has faded in recent weeks as the advocates sense they've lost ground among the very Democratic leaders they were counting on to deliver at the national and state levels.  The latest blow came over the weekend in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scrapped plans for a state-level Dream Act granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants as part of the budget — spawning a hunger strike from young illegal immigrants who expected him to come through.

Justice Department appeals federal judge's hold on Obama's immigration action.  The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday [3/30/2015] to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.

Maternity Tourism: The Profitable Business of Having a Child in the U.S..  The United States grants citizenship to any person born in its territory, a constitutional provision that in recent years has promoted the creation and expansion of a new business:  maternity tourism.  With a neatly organized network of agencies and hotels, maternity tourism targets pregnant women, most of them Chinese, who want to give birth in the United States so their child will be a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Birth tourism raids spark debate about citizenship, the 14th Amendment.  There oughta be a law, Orange County readers said in calls and letters to the [Orange County] Register.  There is.  It's 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."  That's pretty clear to many.  If you're born in the United States, you're a citizen of the United States.  But some argue the 14th Amendment has been misinterpreted and needs to be changed in ways that reflect the political and technical realities of the 21st century.

U.S. signed agreement with Mexico to teach immigrants to unionize.  The federal government has signed agreements with three foreign countries — Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines — to establish outreach programs to teach immigrants their rights to engage in labor organizing in the U.S.  The agreements do not distinguish between those who entered legally or illegally.  They are part of a broader effort by the National Labor Relations Board to get immigrants involved in union activism.

Pew Researcher: Rate of Illegal Immigrant Males In Workforce 12 Percent Higher Than U.S.-Born Males.  An illegal immigrant male residing in the United States is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center think tank told lawmakers.  In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, an estimated 91 percent of illegal immigrant males were in the workforce.  This compares to 84 percent of legal immigrant men and 79 percent of U.S.-born males, Pew Research Center demographer Jeffrey Passel in written testimony prepared for a March 26 hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee.

Luis Gutierrez helpfully creates "toolkit" to aid illegals avoiding deportation.  Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) clearly warned us a while ago that illegal immigrants would turn to unprecedented militancy if Barack Obama's executive amnesty plans were foiled.  We may not have seen that yet, but since the plans in question have been put on hold, Representative Gutierrez is remaining busy trying to get everyone ready for the flood of new Americans in Waiting and to ensure their smooth transition.

Immigrants filling the void as residents flee N.J. by the tens of thousands.  Between 2013 and 2014, New Jersey lost at least 55,000 residents who left for other states, the continuation of a trend that's been going on for decades as people flee the state to retire, to seek a lower-cost of living and jobs in places that have been quicker to recover from the recession.  But in the same span, more than 51,000 people have moved to the Garden State from other countries, at the same time reshaping the state's population and stabilizing its slow growth.

Testimony: Obama's Executive Amnesties Violate Federal Law and the Constitution.  Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and former immigration advisor to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, cited three reasons why the executive amnesties are unlawful:  "(1) the executive actions do not comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA); (2) even if they did comply with the APA, they would still be in direct violation of substantive provisions of federal law; and (3) even if they did not violate federal law, they would still be unconstitutional."

Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?  This week President Obama took unilateral executive action — again — to change the nation's immigration laws.  Almost no one noticed.  Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program.  Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long as five years in what is known as an intra-company transfer.  There are almost no rules concerning what those workers can be paid, so there is no barrier to a company firing American employees and bringing in workers from foreign facilities to replace them at much lower pay.

Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism.  Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering "an appearance of favoritism and special access" in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new report from the agency's Inspector General says.

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Texas Deputy Sheriff: County Spends 'Half Of Our Budget' On Illegal Alien Body Recovery.  Chief Deputy Sheriff Benny Martinez of Brooks County, Texas, revealed to members of Congress Tuesday [3/24/2015] that since 2008, his officers have recovered the bodies of 443 illegal aliens along their 934-square-mile section of the Southwest U.S. border at the southernmost tip of Texas.  This is a rate of about six bodies per month.  Although the Brooks County Sheriff's Department has spent nearly $700,000 in body recovery efforts — about half of the department's budget — Martinez estimates they recover less than half of all illegal aliens who die while being smuggled across the unsecured border in Brooks County alone.

The Editor says...
Strictly speaking, Brooks county is two or three counties (and about an hour's drive) away from the southern tip of Texas.

NYT: 'Jealous,' 'Hoarding' Americans Should Let In 11 Million Immigrants Annually.  The United States should absorb as many as 11 million immigrants each year into its economy, NPR "Planet Money" founder Adam Davidson writes in The New York Times Magazine.  "Few of us are calling for the thing that basic economic analysis shows would benefit nearly all of us:  radically open borders," he writes.  His proposal would double the current U.S. population in only 29 years to over 637 million people.

Rep. Gutierrez Preps Illegals for 'Dream Act' on Cross-Country Tour.  U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) isn't letting a judge's orders keep him from a cross-country tour that landed in Los Angeles this weekend, counseling illegal aliens on how to apply for Obama's executive actions on immigration — DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) — and to stay in the country with newly minted legal status.  At the first event, Gutierrez joined a sparse but lively crowd at the University of Southern California (USC), complete with copious amounts of materials regarding DAPA, DACA and AB60, California's illegal alien driver license program.

Gutierrez: 'Only Person Who Can Deport' 11 Million Illegal Aliens Is 'Barack Obama'.  Speaking at a press conference held by the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) on Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama is the "only person" who can deport the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally.  Citing the lawsuit filed by the state of Texas challenging Obama's executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Gutierrez said it's the president who can enforce — or not enforce — immigration laws.

Appeals court sets arguments on Obama immigration suit.  A federal appeals court announced Tuesday [3/24/2015] that it will hold an unusual oral argument session next month on the question of whether to stay a judge's order blocking President Barack Obama from carrying out new immigration executive actions he put forward last year.  The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said it will hold two hours of oral argument in New Orleans on April 17.  The session is aimed not at the legal merits of the ruling U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued last month, but on whether to grant the federal government's motion to put that order on hold while the appeal of his decision goes forward.

12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned.  The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures.  The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized 12,509 illegals under age 18 since October, making it the second biggest surge in history after last year's unprecedented movement of unaccompanied youths across the nation's southern border.

The Many Costs Of Obama's Executive Amnesty.  Seeing as the costs will come due only after President Obama has left the White House, I guess he doesn't care how high those costs are.  But the costs are horrendous, as just added up by our country's foremost authority on such things, Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation.  Rector told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week that the lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits paid to the millions of immigrants to whom Obama is granting legal status will be about $1.3 trillion.  Rector's calculation is based on his assumption that at least 3.97 million immigrants will receive legal status under Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, and the average DAPA beneficiary has only a 10th-grade education.

The Largest, Best Funded Voter Fraud Operation in US History Happening Before Your Eyes.  Within the first couple of months of Obama's illegal immigration executive, at least ninety thousand Social Security cards were issued to illegal aliens. [...] Social Security cards are keys of the kingdom to illegal aliens.  With them, they are able to access a number of all sorts of benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Social Security disability payments or Social Security's supplemental income program.  The senators also want to know how much in benefits these illegals have collected.  The senators have yet to connect the dots in Obama's real scheme.

The Real Price of Lies.  It is easy to understand why the administration is in a hurry to sign up as many people for its illegal amnesty as it can:  The more beneficiaries there are, the more difficult it becomes to revoke the amnesty, even when it is confirmed as being illegal and unconstitutional.  Judge Hanen already has sided with the states on a substantial issue, handing down that injunction he had been considering.

Texas Judge Grills Obama Attorneys on Immigration Overhaul.  Back in February, a federal judge in Texas enjoined the Obama Administration from rolling out its immigration overhaul via executive action.  In the injunction, the court said that the Administration could not claim prosecutorial discretion (as it applies to illegal aliens covered under the proposed amnesty) because their plan confers benefits on those aliens not currently available under law.  Instead, the court said that the Administration was effectively changing the law.  Earlier this month, the same court that issued the injunction demanded that DoJ attorneys respond to allegations that the Administration was going ahead with its plans by granting expanded DACA benefits to more than 100,000 illegal aliens.

Texas judge threatens Justice Department over Obama's immigration plan.  A federal judge threatened Thursday to sanction the Justice Department if he finds that government lawyers misled him about the rollout of President Obama's plan to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.  U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, visibly annoyed, confronted a U.S. deputy assistant attorney general over previous government assurances on the timing of the program.

'Like an idiot I believed that': Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions.  A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program — and that he fell for it, "like an idiot."  The testy court hearing was held Thursday [3/19/2015] in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen.  The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts.

Judge: Justice Department may face sanctions in lawsuit against Obama immigration action.  The Justice Department might face sanctions if a federal judge determines its attorneys misled him about whether part of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration was implemented prior to it being put on hold by the judge.

Heritage: Amnestied Illegals to Get $1.3T in Social Security, Medicare.  If implemented, President Barack Obama's executive actions granting temporary amnesty and federal benefits to nearly 4 million illegal aliens in the United States will end up costing American taxpayers about $1.3 trillion in Social Security and Medicare benefits, and about $20 billion more in retroactive tax credits, according to Robert Rector, senior research fellow for Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

Did DOJ and DHS lawyers lie to Judge Hanen?  There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obama's amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens.  On March 19, Justice Department lawyers — and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen.  Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say "lied to") the court.  Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak:  "be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters addressed in and circumstances surrounding" the "Advisory" filed by the government on March 3.

DHS: Executive Amnesty May Add $484 Million A Year.  In response to an expense request from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the USCIS, the DHS agency in charge of managing legal immigration to the U.S., presented a report on estimated costs of new facilities and hirings to accommodate the president's executive actions on immigration.  Estimating that 60 percent of illegal immigrants who qualify will apply for the program, the USCIS said they expect to increase their planned hiring "up to a total of 3,100 new employees at an annual cost of $184.3 million, and total program costs of between $324 and $484 million per year."

Border Patrol Agent: We are Punished for Reporting Illegal Alien Groups of More Than 20.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas told lawmakers today that his fellow agents are punished for reporting illegal alien groups of more than 20.  "Agents who repeatedly report groups larger than 20 face retribution.  Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as punishment," Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told a Senate panel.  "Needless to say Agents got the message and now stay below this 20 person threshold no matter the actual size of the group."

DHS: Obama Amnesty Could Need 3,100 New Bureaucrats, $484 Million a Year.  If President Barack Obama's immigration plan gets past a federal court injunction, and if 60 percent of illegals apply for deferred action protection under the plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency projects that it may have to hire an additional 3,100 employees, with a total program cost of up to $484 million a year.

Obama's Immigration Nightmare: Exponential Executive Lawlessness.  I wonder whether most people truly understand the scope and import of Obama's lawless order to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.  Do they understand that he doesn't have the constitutional authority to do this?  Do they understand that he admitted not having the constitutional authority to do this?  Do they understand that Congress considered and rejected such action when it declined to pass the DREAM Act?  Do they understand that under Obama's rule, these immigrants will be eligible for Social Security payments and even receive credit, in some instances, for sums they paid into the Social Security system while using fraudulent Social Security numbers?

Robert Rector Estimates Lifetime Retirement Costs of Illegals Granted Executive Amnesty at $1.3 Trillion.  The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama's executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector's prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News.

The Obama Administration's Attack on the Constitution: Part 1, Immigration.  Immigration is one of a number of areas where Barack Obama has trampled the Constitution without even the fig leaf of a plausible legal rationale.  He has issued a series of executive orders that flatly contradict the nation's immigration laws, as enacted by Congress and signed by prior presidents.  It is hard to imagine anything more flagrantly unconstitutional than Obama's planned issuance of millions of work permits to illegal aliens who are prohibited from employment by the federal statutes.

A Better Plan.  The lesson from the last 20 years of immigration policy is that lawlessness breeds more lawlessness.  Once a people or a government decides to normalize one form of lawbreaking, other forms of lawlessness will follow until finally the rule of law itself is in profound jeopardy.  Today, we have a constitutional crisis on our hands.  President Obama has decided that because Congress has not granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S., he will do so himself.  Let us ponder for a moment just how shameless this assertion of power is.

Court rebuffs Obama on immigration stay timing.  A federal appeals court has turned aside the Obama Administration's proposal to accelerate its request for a stay of a lower judge's order blocking President Barack Obama's plan to give quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more illegal immigrants.  The Justice Department asked the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday to shorten the time for states challenging Obama's immigration moves.  Federal government lawyers asked that the states, led by Texas, have only seven days to respond.  The states asked the court to allow the normal 10-day period to answer a stay request.  In an order issued before 8 A.M. Central Time Friday [3/13/2015], the 5th Circuit sided with Texas and the other challengers on the timing issue, giving them until March 23 to weigh in.

Obama demands appeals court restart amnesty, overturn 'wrong' federal judge.  The administration asked a federal appeals court Thursday [3/12/2015] to let President Obama's amnesty go into effect immediately, calling a lower judge's ruling halting the amnesty "unprecedented and wrong," and saying illegal immigrants will suffer until the policy begins.  Justice Department attorneys said Texas and 25 other states, in suing to halt the amnesty, should never have been granted standing in the first place.  At the very least, they said, lower court Judge Andrew S. Hanen should have allowed the administration to approve applications from illegal immigrants in states that haven't objected.

Reports: Vacations for illegals, Feds push illegal kids to front of line.  Two new reports are adding controversy to the troubled immigration system, one detailing how U.S. officials are treating illegal youths to mini-vacations and another revealing that the administration is pushing aside proper immigration applicants from family members of Americans in favor of the recent wave of kids that flooded over the border.  Quoting new United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documents, the Center for Immigration Studies said that the kids seen by Washington as education "Dreamers" are getting priority over applicants like the foreign spouses of Americans.

Convicted illegal immigrants arrested in ICE sweep kept in US under Obama action.  Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.

Birthright Citizenship: The New Immigration Scam.  Immigration policy — and in particular what to do about the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally — is the new litmus test for the GOP.  The arguments over "amnesty" and border security are stale, but the passions are not.  Scott Walker is only the latest candidate to stumble over the immigration tripwire.  Though previously supportive of providing a path to citizenship for undocumented residents, now the Wisconsin governor is talking up border security.  Advice to candidates:  maybe it's time for some new policy ideas, like demanding an end to our so-called "birthright citizenship."

Feds allege major immigration fraud in L.A. trade schools.  Authorities arrested the operators of four Los Angeles-area trade schools [on 3/11/2015] for allegedly running an elaborate "pay-to-stay" scam in which foreign nationals used student visas to stay in the United States without actually going to school.  The schools appear to have tapped the booming Asian immigration population in Koreatown and the San Gabriel Valley.  Authorities say the suspects took in $6 million a year in tuition payments.

Obama's Not-so-Secret Immigration Operational Center.  The folks at the Daily Signal have put together this great video showing how the Federal Government is preparing to implement Obama's Executive Amnesty.  One of the most common defenses of the Republicans' capitulation on the DHS funding battle was that shuttind down DHS would not actually stop the program from going forward; this video shows (among other things) that this is absolutely not true:  [Video clip]

The Parties of Crony Capitalism and Corruption.  Prior to the 2014 mid-term elections, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee [...] said:  "We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen:  Defunding, going to court, injunction.  You name it.  It's wrong.  It's illegal.  And for so many reasons, and just the basic fabric of this country, we can't allow it to happen and we won't let it happen.  I don't know how to be any stronger than that.  I'm telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will."  Given what has transpired since the election, how eagerly the Republican leadership capitulated, if not enthusiastically facilitated the funding and implementation of Obama's "illegal" executive amnesty; one can easily conclude that Priebus must have known what he was saying was not true or he was completely out of touch with the plans of the Republican Congressional leadership.  I think he was lying to get votes.

Judge Wants New Judicial Investigation Into Obama's Secret Amnesty.  The Texas judge who has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is delaying his final decision so he can investigate how the administration hid the award of three-year amnesties to 100,000 illegal immigrants.  "Due to the seriousness of the matters discussed therein, the Court will not rule on any other pending motions until it is clear that these matters, if true, do not impact the pending matters or any rulings previously made by this Court," U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote in a Monday [3/9/2015] decision.

Federal Judge Orders Investigation of Illegal Acts By Obama Administration.  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is not amused.  The man who served Obama with an injunction preventing his illegal amnesty plans to see that Obama is not amused either.  He has ordered that the administration be investigated over misleading him on amnesty and work permits for "Dreamers."  The administration told the judge they wouldn't issue anymore work permits for new dreamers, when the fact is they have issued over 100,000 of them.  The investigation will include a finding of whether the lawyers who handled the case for Obama knew of the illegal maneuver.  If so, they will face disbarment or worse.

Federal Judge Calls Obama Administration Back To Court To Explain Deception In Executive Amnesty.  When Federal Judge Andrew Hanen previously blocked the implementation of Obama's sweeping immigration "executive action", the DOJ claimed nothing had been done to begin the rules change.  However, they lied.  From the time of the November 2014 President Obama announcement, to the February 2015 court ruling, the Department of Homeland Security had implemented rules to change the status of over 100,000 illegal aliens.

Texas Fed Court orders U.S. to explain possible violation of immigration injunction.  The Texas federal court that issued a temporary injunction halting Obama's immigration executive action has just ordered the U.S. government to respond to allegations by the plaintiff States that the U.S. misrepresented to the Court the status of granting deportation waivers, and may thereby be in violation of the court's temporary injunction.  As explained by John Hinderaker at Power Line, the issue revolves around representations the government made to the Judge, representations called into question by an unexpected "advisory" filed by the U.S. government.

It would be far better to spend a billion dollars on a massive border wall.
VP Joe Biden Renews Calls For $1 Billion For Central America, Following Illegal Immigration Surge.  Vice President Joe Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to agree to the administration's requested $1 billion for Central America, as a response to the surge in illegal immigration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that reached a fever pitch last summer.

NAACP Leader Slams Obama's Executive Amnesty: 'Our Kids Have Dreams Too'.  A local NAACP president spoke out against how illegal immigrants are using up public resources that would have otherwise gone to people of color in the country legally on "The Laura Ingraham Show" Monday [3/9/2015].  Bob Ross, president of the Maryland Prince George's County NAACP, was on the show to discuss his efforts to lobby against Prince George County's efforts to create two high schools specifically for recent immigrants and dedicated to teaching students English.  The local NAACP chapter is vocally against the proposal, with Ross calling it "separate but equal."

Amnestied Illegals May Receive Social Security As Early As 2017.  Illegal immigrants who take advantage of President Obama's executive actions on immigration will soon collect another benefit:  Social Security.  Starting in 2017, the Social Security Administration expects that thousands of undocumented immigrants will begin collecting from the Old-Age, Survivor's, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program as a direct result of the president's actions.  In a letter to Republican senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the SSA's chief actuary Stephen Goss indicated that an additional 16,000 people will begin collecting OASDI benefits come 2017, and that the number of beneficiaries would continue to increase for 40 years thereafter, topping out at 695,000 people.  Goss's projection may underestimate the number of potential beneficiaries, however, as it assumes that 50,000 fewer illegal immigrants will enter the country each year starting in 2016.

Progressives, Including Obama, Misunderstand What Being a Nation of Immigrants Means.  The president's claim that predecessors have used similar executive action to grant exemption to millions has no historical precedent.  But he means something more:  The long arc of American history points to a nation that is increasingly "diverse" and such "multiculturalism" will render these questions moot.

Here's How Much Taxpayer Money Illegals Will Receive Via Obama's Amnesty.  President Barack Obama's November amnesty will give $1.7 billion in taxpayers' cash to illegal immigrants, according to a congressional study.  The news emerged two days after top Republican leaders overcame GOP opposition to a 2015 budget bill that allows Obama to fund his unpopular amnesty for roughly 5 million illegals.

Obama administration asks judge to speed up immigration decision.  The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday [3/9/2015] whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House's executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas.

Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution.  Throughout his tenure in office, Obama has been exercising powers outside the scope of his constitutionally prescribed executive authority. [...] He not only granted virtual amnesty to millions in contravention of Congress' authority but also created new, substantive rights for the immigrants, from Social Security numbers to driver's licenses.  These rights could have far-reaching and material consequences, such as giving tax credits to millions who have lived here illegally.  If that doesn't outrage you, you don't have a pulse, or you think the Constitution should have no greater weight than the sheets of paper it can be printed on.

Texas Leaders Seek Investigation into Obama Admin's Misrepresentation in Federal Court.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion for discovery on Thursday [3/5/2015] to investigate whether the Obama Administration misrepresented actions taken under President Obama's executive orders granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.  Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick quickly issued statements of support of the call for an investigation.  The issue revolves around admissions by the Administration that tens of thousands of work permits have already been issued to illegal immigrants, a direct contradiction to facts presented in federal court.

Texas Gov. Abbott: White House Misled Federal Judge - Contempt of Court.  Texas Governor Greg Abbot has already made a splash by getting a federal judge to stop Obama from granting amnesty to illegals through his executive command.  But now it looks like he might have misled that judge, and Abbott is calling for the court to place him in contempt of court.

More deported foreign nationals are returning to US illegally.  For years, federal immigration authorities have hailed as an enforcement success the annual growth in deportations of foreign nationals who have been convicted of serious crimes or caught living or working in the United States without papers.  What authorities have not highlighted is the simultaneous growth in the number of previously deported foreign nationals who have returned to the United States illegally either by sneaking through the porous Mexican border or by traveling on boats from the Bahamas to South Florida.

Mexican Drug Cartels Caused the Border Crisis.  Mexico's warring drug cartels helped orchestrate the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children that streamed through the Rio Grande Valley last summer, according to a leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Contrary to the narrative articulated by the Obama administration and promoted by major news organizations, the children did not enter the country entirely "unaccompanied."  How, when, and where the alien children crossed into the United States appears to have been determined by transnational criminal organizations who exercise control over much of the southern border, according to the leaked report first obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals.  White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal.  This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration.  By the year 2020, 50.2 percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census.  By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities.

Cruz Highlights Unfairness of Obama's Amnesty Towards Legal Immigrants.  In Monday's [3/2/2015] Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials about whether the agency was taking funds from fees paid by legal immigrants and diverting them to pay for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty program.  Cruz also asked about how USCIS officials were complying with the recent temporary injunction issued by a federal district court judge in Texas, which was supposed to block the Obama administration from implementing the program.

Obama Amnesty to Cost $484 Mil, Expand Workforce by 3,100 in New Compound.  The U.S. government will spend nearly half a billion dollars, expand its workforce by 3,100 and open a 280,000-square-foot compound in Virginia to carry out President Obama's amnesty order, according to detailed government figures provided to Judicial Watch.  The numbers are breathtaking and include a $647,590 monthly rent bill for a new facility at 2200 Crystal Drive in Arlington Virginia.  It will be the processing headquarters for two Obama amnesty plans — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) — that will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S.  Last month a federal court in Texas blocked the amnesty order, but records show the administration is ready to pull the trigger if it succeeds in appealing the ruling.

Our President and the Constitution: Barack Obama has gone rogue.  Can the president rewrite federal laws?  Can he alter their meaning?  Can he change their effect?  These are legitimate questions in an era in which we have an unpopular progressive Democratic president who has boasted that he can govern without Congress by using his phone and his pen, and a mostly newly elected largely conservative Republican Congress with its own ideas about big government.  These are not hypothetical questions.  In 2012, President Obama signed executive orders that essentially said to about 1.7 million unlawfully present immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before their 16th birthdays and who are not yet 31 years of age that if they complied with certain conditions that he made up out of thin air they will not be deported.

Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, 'Take Over the Host,' 'Push Citizens into the Shadows'.  Obama's amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as "seedlings," said the federal officials.  They will "navigate, not assimilate," as they "take over the host," create a "country within a country" and start "pushing the citizens into the shadows."  Welcome to the "fundamental transformation" of America.  The above was alleged by WCBM radio co-host Sue Payne in an interview with talk giant Mark Levin Thursday last week.  Payne says that while at an immigration rally, she became privy to three conference calls in which 16 Obama administration officials — including Cecilia Muñoz, director of Obama's White House Domestic Policy Council — discussed plans for what could only be called the final destruction of traditional America and the cementing of leftist hegemony.

Obama Hid 100,000 Amnesty Approvals From Texas Judge.  President Barack Obama's deputies hid the rapid-fire start of his November amnesty from the Texas judge who is now weighing the amnesty's legality.  The cover-up was exposed March 3, the same day that top GOP leaders pressured GOP legislators to pass a toothless budget bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which doesn't block funding for Obama's unpopular and possibly illegal amnesty.

Here's How Much Taxpayer Money Illegals Will Receive Via Obama's Amnesty.  President Barack Obama's November amnesty will give $1.7 billion in taxpayers' cash to illegal immigrants, according to a congressional study.  The news emerged two days after top Republican leaders overcame GOP opposition to a 2015 budget bill that allows Obama to fund his unpopular amnesty for roughly 5 million illegals.  "The program could cost taxpayers $1.7 billion over 10 years, almost all of it in the first five years," according to a report by the McClatchy Washington Bureau.  The rebates are allowed by the IRS' interpretation of existing laws governing the Earned Income Tax Credit program, which was designed to subsidize low-wage employment in the United States.

The Constitution has Failed.  Today [3/3/2015], thanks to servile Democrats and feckless Republican leadership, the system has revealed itself as finally and utterly broken. Forget for a moment how you feel about immigration policy.  As it happens, my position is relatively close to the President's.  Nonetheless, the authority to set immigration policy is clearly delegated to the Congress by the Constitution and Congress has spoken — repeatedly and exhaustively — on this subject.  President Obama's Executive Order was not issued in a vacuum in which Congress had not acted, but instead was a direct declaration that the law would henceforth be enforced in a manner completely opposite from the written law on the books.  Each and every person in Congress — Republican or Democrat, immigration hardliner or amnesty proponent, should have objected strenuously to this, if only for the sake of protecting the right of Congress to pass laws that will be enforced as written.

Democrats Plan To Win Elections With Illegal Alien Votes.  The Obama Democrats have an audacious scheme for winning future elections.  They just plan to import 5 million non-citizens and credential them as voters who will, in gratitude, vote Democratic.  The way this devious formula works is stunningly simple.  Just get the new Republican Congress (under Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell) to pass a full-funding bill for Homeland Security without any exception for the funding of Obama's illegal executive amnesty, which will allow Obama to give work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses to 5 million illegal aliens.

Is it okay for Obama to Ignore the Constitution?  Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama thinks it's permissible to rewrite federal statutes, like immigration laws and ObamaCare's employer mandate and signup deadlines.  Example:  Regarding laws governing U.S. immigration policy, when Obama signed the executive amnesty order barring prosecution (and subsequent deportation) of something like 4 million illegal immigrants, he said "I just took an action to change the law."  He was never concerned that his action was illegal.  He just saw 4 million Democrat voters.

Obama's Executive Amnesty is Much, Much Worse than You Think.  [H]owever bad you thought it was that Obama is seeking to unilaterally rewriting a law that is constitutionally within the exclusive purview of Congress, you will think this is much worse:  the IRS has decided to allow illegal immigrants who receive social security numbers under the executive amnesty to get checks from the IRS for the earned income tax credit (EITC) for the last three years even if they didn't file or pay taxes for those years.

USCIS Officials Reveal Feds Processed 7 Million Immigration-Related Applications in One Year.  On Tuesday [3/3/2015], United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials revealed that the agency processed nearly seven million immigration-related applications in just one year alone (fiscal year 2014).  Because the agency does not have the resources to conduct in-person interviews with every applicant, officials noted that applicants for President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program did not have to go though face-to-face interviews before being granted temporary amnesty.

Gutierrez: Chicago Has Made Sure 'We No Longer Cooperate with Immigration Authorities'.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says Chicago is the friendliest immigrant city in the nation since they, "made sure that we no longer cooperate with immigration authorities when it comes to the deportation or separation of our families."  Gutierrez made the comments while speaking to the City Club of Chicago last week.

The Editor says...
Imagine the reaction in the press if Senator Ted Cruz had declared that Texas would no longer cooperate with the EPA, the IRS, or the FCC.  This statement by Mr. Gutierrez is no different.

Jeff Sessions on House Cave: The Fight 'Is Only Beginning'.  Amid news that House Republican leadership intends to allow a vote on a so-called "clean" Department of Homeland Security funding bill, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) expressed dismay that Congress has surrendered its status as a co-equal branch and allowed President Obama's executive amnesty to go ahead unchecked.

Democrats building a "country within a country" using 15 million illegals who they call "New Americans".  [Scroll down]  The conference calls and meetings surrounding the task force made it clear Barack Obama is planning to legalize and protect 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then be moved onto citizenship.  When these "new Americans" come out of the shadows, the communities in which they've been placed will be designated as "receiving communities."  The "new Americans" are considered "seedlings" by the White House and the "receiving communities" are the "fertile ground" to nurture them, according to comments made during the meetings.  Citizens will then be pushed into the shadows as the "New Americans" come out of the shadows.

Obama Administration Just Gave Away a Million More 'Green Cards'.  With the ink hardly dry on Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen's order slamming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for trying to grant up to 11.7 million illegal aliens/undocumented workers "green cards," President Obama just instructed Homeland Security to offer "green cards" to H1-B holder spouses and children under 21 years old.

GOP Surrender on Obama's Lawless Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Would Be a Profound Betrayal of the States.  With the Republican surrender on President Obama's amnesty decree that I predicted over a month ago now taking shape, an appeal to duty may be futile.  Nevertheless, it is still worth being blunt about this.  The Beltway GOP's retreat would be a profound dereliction of duty — specifically, the duty that Congress owes to the states.  The federal government, very much including Republican lawmakers and conservative judges, has systematically disarmed the states of their capacity for self-defense.  The power to defend one's territory — including the power to remove aliens who have no legal right to be present — is an ineliminable component of sovereignty.  The preservation of state sovereignty, in turn, is part of the core guarantee that induced the states to ratify the Constitution.  At a minimum, then, federal law — made in Congress, where the states are represented — must preserve the sovereign right of states to protect themselves.

Illegal Immigrants Amnestied By Obama Eligible For Up To $9,182 In Cash Benefits Every Year.  Illegal immigrants who are given work permits and Social Security Numbers through President Obama's amnesty programs could get up to $9,182 in cash benefits from the federal government every year, according to a new later from the Congressional Research Service.  Requested by an unnamed Senator, the CRS letter details the maximum Earned Income Tax Credit and and Child Tax Credit payments a family could receive from the Internal Revenue Service without paying any income taxes to the federal government.

DHS Secretary Fails to Cite Any Law Authorizing Obama to Give Social Security Numbers to Illegal Aliens.  When asked to do so at a Thursday press briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson failed to cite any law that authorized President Barack Obama to give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens. asked Johnson:  "A federal court in Texas v. United States has said giving an illegal alien a Social Security Number is not an act of prosecutorial discretion.  What specific law gives the president the authority to give a Social Security Number to a foreign national in the country illegally?"

White House Calls Immigrants 'Americans-In-Waiting'.  The Obama administration has tested out a new term for immigrants living in America without legal working status:  "Americans-in-waiting."  The administration employed the new euphemism in an update on the president's executive amnesty actions posted by the White House Tuesday titled "Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting."  In the announcement, the White House defends the president's actions on immigration as being "within his legal authority" and explains that their goal is to "lock in" the economic benefits of those immigrants qualifying for the program.

Obama says he won't be deterred by 'one federal judge' on immigration.  A confident President Obama said Wednesday he won't be stopped by "one federal judge," telling a Miami crowd he'll move ahead with his controversial executive action on immigration and vowing his administration will become even more aggressive in the weeks and months to come. [...] Mr. Obama took executive steps last year to halt deportations for millions of illegal immigrants, but a federal judge last week blocked the amnesty program, ruling that the president overstepped his authority.

Obama: Immigration Will Reshape America's Politics.  America's changing population should and will change American politics, President Barack Obama told a Spanish-speaking audience Wednesday [2/25/2015].  "At some point there's going to be a President Rodriguez, or there's going to be a President Chin.  The country is a nation of immigrants, and ultimately, it will reflect who we are, and its politics will reflect who we are," Obama said during the MSNBC/Telemundo interview, held at Florida International University, in Miami.  The nation's president said he looks forward to the fundamental transformation of America's population and politics.  "That's not something to be afraid of.  That's something to welcome," he said.

Illiberal approach to immigration only invites more acrimony.  A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive order that overrode existing immigration law.  The result is more acrimony and chaos.  It is a good time to remember that there are more than just two types of immigration — legal and illegal.  There also exist liberal and illiberal approaches to immigration.  Take liberal immigration.  It is governed by laws passed by Congress and signed and executed by the president.  Nearly all Americans accept that no individual can pick and choose which federal statute he chooses to obey, depending on his own perceived self-interest.

President Obama confirms that illegal immigrants who qualify for his programs won't be deported regardless of judge's order.  President Barack Obama said Wednesday that illegal immigrants he said could stay in the country would not be deported, regardless of a judge's injunction on his executive actions, as a court battle between his administration and more than two dozen states continues.  Following the Texas judge's decision to put a hold on the president's programs, the Department of Homeland Security said it would not begin implementation of the first wave of the president's programs.  But Obama told supporters of his immigration measures on Wednesday evening [2/25/2015] that in the meantime, his administration would continue to move to the front of the line criminals and illegal immigrants not included in his programs.

Gowdy: 'If You Weaken (the Law) Today, You Weaken It Forever'.  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has a message for those who may approve of — or even benefit from — President Obama's unconstitutional immigration policy:  "Be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever," he told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [2/25/2015].  Gowdy said the law is the nation's greatest unifying and equalizing force — "but one person does not make law in a republic."

This Man Is Dangerous.  [Scroll down]  Not only does Obama believe he can set immigration policy without legal authority from Congress.  Now, he believes he is the only person, the Leader, who sets foreign and defense policy objectives and means.  Yes, this clearly contradicts the Constitution, which places this duty and power in Congress, subject to the President's execution of Congress's law.  But the Constitution is a scrap of paper to Mr. Obama.  No more than a scrap of paper, as is anything that gets in his way.

Obama Threatens Immigration Officials Who Don't Comply With Executive Amnesty.  President Obama sent a strong message to illegal immigrants counting on the legality of his executive actions on immigration reform at a Wednesday [2/25/2015] town hall.  He said that the Texas ruling against him was only temporary and that he would hold immigration officials accountable to his directives.  "Unfortunately a group of Republican governors sued," Obama admitted, referring to the Texas court ruling against his actions.  "They found a District Court judge who enjoined ... but that's just the first part of the process.  This is just one federal judge."

Study: Hispanic Foreigners Will Occupy 75% of New American Jobs Starting in 2020.  A new study finds that Hispanic foreigners, both legal and illegal, will account for a large portion of future job growth, taking perhaps as many as 75 percent of the jobs created by 2020.  It's expected that the Hispanic population present in the U.S. will enjoy 2.6 percent growth per year over the next 20 years, thanks in part to the political phenomenon of encouraging overwhelming numbers of foreigners to settle in the U.S., along with birthright citizenship.

Does Obama Have Authority to Unilaterally Give Illegals Social Security Numbers?.  Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) told on Tuesday [2/24/2015] that he doesn't have an answer to the question of whether the president has the authority to unilaterally give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens.  On Capitol Hill, asked Heller:  "A federal court has said giving Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens is not prosecutorial discretion.  Does the president have the power to unilaterally give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens?"  Heller replied:  "I don't have an answer to that question.  Sorry, can't help you."

Obama moves on immigration amnesty despite judge's halting it.  The Obama administration moved Tuesday [2/24/2015] to carry out portions of President Obama's executive action on immigration even as a federal judge has halted the president's temporary deportation amnesty.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it is extending eligibility to dependent spouses of H1-B visa holders to obtain work permits as part of Mr. Obama's immigration action.  Starting in 90 days about 179,600 immigrants will be eligible for the benefit in the first year.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says Constitution Trumps 'Compassion' for Undocumented Immigrants.  In an exclusive interview with ABC News and Fusion inside the ornate governor's mansion in Austin, Texas, Abbott, whose federal lawsuit stopped President Obama's executive action protecting millions from deportation, admitted he has no solution for what to do with the 11 million undocumented people living and working in the United States today.  He said that's not his responsibility, its President Obama's.

Gutierrez: Obama eyes partial launch of anti-deportation program.  A top House Democrat said Wednesday that President Obama is eying a partial launch of his new deportation-relief programs, despite a federal court's recent decision to block them.  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said the administration is weighing whether it has the authority to initiate the executive actions in the states not involved in a lawsuit against them.  Texas and 25 other states have sued the president over the new programs, which would shield millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.  The administration has said it will comply with the ruling, as it awaits the outcome of an appeal.

Migrants' Remittances to Latin America Grew 4% in 2014.  Expatriates' remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean increased 4 percent in 2014 to $62.3 billion, the biggest jump since the global economic crisis in 2009, the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think-tank, said Tuesday [2/24/2015].  The largest gains went to Mexico and Central America, while several South American countries saw a decrease in remittances, due largely to the persistent economic crisis in Spain.

Dem Sen. Manchin: 'I Will Be Voting With Republicans To Repeal' Obama's Immigration Actions.  Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday [2/23/2015] by splitting President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the agency's funding bill.

Border Surge Signals Obama Must Get Serious About Security.  President Obama is busy playing political games with his vow to shut down the entire Department of Homeland Security unless Congress gives him all the amnesty cash he wants for foreign nationals who have broken U.S. immigration law.  He seems confident he can let the country go unprotected and that, if it leads to a terrorist attack, he's free to blame it on the opposition.  As usual, his position is rooted in politics — a belief that handing out amnesty accompanied by unending benefits will ensure a new stream of reliable voters for his party as it otherwise grows unpopular.

Undeterred: DHS Plans to Issue Work Permits to Spouses of H1-B Visa Holders in May.  Plowing ahead with President Obama's executive action on immigration — days after a federal judge put some of it on hold — the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday announced that as of May 26, it will begin granting work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders — skilled foreign workers who are seeking permanent resident status in the U.S.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIC), a division of DHS, estimates that as many as 179,000 foreigners will be eligible to apply for employment authorization under the new rule in the first year — and 55,000 annually in subsequent years.

Obama-Nominated Judge: New Illegal Immigrants Must Be Released.  A federal judge has ordered the federal government to grant U.S. civil rights to illegals who are caught at the border, and to release all migrants except for those who may endanger Americans.  The migrants "may have legitimate claims to asylum ... [and] their presence here may become permanent ... [so] that they are entitled to the protection of the Due Process Clause, especially when it comes to deprivations of liberty," said the judge, who was nominated by President Barack Obama.  Under current rules, border-crossers who are released are also allowed to compete against Americans for jobs, and to attend U.S. schools and to receive welfare, until their cases are decided by immigration judges.

Illegal Aliens Unhappy with Shortage of Bilingual Doctors.  The LA Times reported that illegal aliens are unhappy that not enough doctors speak Spanish.  The article never used the words "illegal" or "undocumented" or "dreamer" or "super virtuous" or however we are to call illegal aliens nowadays; only referring to "Hispanics" who can't understand English.  But since all citizens understand English, or should, I presume that the article is only talking about illegal aliens.

My Son is Dead Because the Concept of Borders Is Dead.  Spencer Golvach was senselessly murdered by an illegal alien who had been deported a number of times after being convicted of committing crimes, including as law enforcement officers now tell us, crimes of violence.  Golvach was shot in the head on January 31st while sitting in his car waiting for a stoplight to change.  Golvach's father said he wants the "boomerang" of deportation and illegal reentry into the country to be stopped.

Amnesty contract canceled as White House struggles to comply with ruling.  The Homeland Security Department quietly canceled one of its major amnesty contracts after a judge's ruling against the program last week, but officials have struggled to explain how they are complying otherwise even as the administration filed an appeal Monday [2/23/2015] asking that it be allowed to begin processing applications immediately.

Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, 'We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border'.  "We all saw what happened on the Texas border last summer, but we need to understand that the problem is not going away," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told CBS's "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer on Sunday [2/22/2015].  "Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized.  And so we have an ongoing problem on the border that Congress must step up and solve."

'Shadow Work-Permit System': Anti-Amnesty Group Reveals More Details.  The anti-amnesty Center for Immigration Studies is offering more details on what it calls a "shadow work-permit system," in which the Obama administration has issued millions of work permits beyond the levels mandated by Congress.  CIS — which recently revised its initial estimate of the unauthorized issuance of additional new work permits up — reports that between 2009 and 2014, the Obama administration issued 7.4 million new work permits, above the annual 1.1 million new legal and 700,000 guest workers admitted to the U.S.

On Amnesty, the DOJ Grasps at Legal Straws.  Judge Hanen's Presidents' Day drubbing of Obama's amnesty agenda was so comprehensive in its rebuttal of the DOJ's arguments that the DOJ's initial reaction was stunned silence rather the immediate flurry of filings that usually follow their rare defeats.  In his ruling, the judge swiftly smacked down the Department of Homeland Security's attempt to assert that it had a "generalized discretion" to enforce or not enforce our immigration laws.  Such a generalized approach, he wrote, would render Congress's carefully drafted statutes on immigration "superfluous" and "meaningless."

Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs.  The Obama administration will seek an emergency court order to move forward with President Obama's executive action on immigration.  Officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) plan to seek what is known as an emergency stay that would essentially undo a Texas-based federal judge's injunction from earlier this week.  If the stay is granted, the government could restart a pair of executive programs that will shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said DOJ will file for the stay by "Monday [2/25/2015] at the latest."

The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn't Just Blocked Obama's Amnesty.  While a federal judge's injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama's sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news.  According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, the relaxed border enforcement guidelines that accompanied Obama's executive actions should continue apace, unaffected by the judge's ruling.

Plain Truth: The Best Lines From the Injunction Halting Executive Amnesty.  There's still a lot of litigating ahead for the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states against the Obama administration.  But whatever the end result, Judge Andrew Hanen ought to be given the Will Rogers Award for his straightforward, forthright, plain-speaking analysis of what the president has really done with his immigration plan.  Hanen is the federal district court judge in Texas who issued an injunction against implementing the amnesty plan on President's Day.  His ruling cuts through the misrepresentations and legal flummery advanced by the administration to justify its "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents," or DAPA program.  His Feb. 16 opinion is chockfull of noteworthy comments: [...]

Gutierrez 'Militancy' Threat Shows The Left's Contempt For Rule Of Law.  Seething over a judge's injunction against fiat amnesty, Rep. Luis Gutierrez vows new "militancy" while others vow poll punishment.  Mexico has horned in, too.  What we have here is a refusal to respect constitutional limits.

Justice Dept. to seek stay on ruling blocking Obama's immigration move.  The Department of Justice will request a stay by Monday on a federal judge's decision temporarily halting President Obama's executive action to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, according to the White House.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday that the Justice Department has "made a decision to file a stay in this case.  "I would anticipate that they will file documents at the district court level on Monday at the latest," Obama's top spokesman told reporters.

Justice Department to seek stay in Texas immigration ruling.  The Justice Department plans to ask a federal judge to allow the Obama administration to continue its plans to implement President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration while it appeals the judge's ruling blocking the order.  White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday [2/20/2015] the department will ask for a stay of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who ruled this week to temporarily stop the Homeland Security Department from proceeding with the President's order.

GOP double-crossing traitors.  Now that a federal judge has held Obama's illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. [...] Poll after poll showed Americans ranking illegal immigration as the No. 1 most important problem facing the nation.  We haven't changed our minds.  Last week, an Associated Press-Gfk poll showed that Obama's single most unpopular policy is his position on illegal immigration.  In other words, Obamacare is more popular than amnesty.

Obama: Pass a bill or I'll rip up the Constitution.  When Republicans challenged Obamacare in the courts, they had to overcome the hurdle of persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a program enacted by Congress and signed by a president.  The legal challenge by Texas and 25 other states to the administration's executive actions on immigration is different.  Congress never passed a Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (or DAPA) to grant legal status to some 5 million undocumented immigrants.  President Obama himself never signed what his aides call an "executive action"; Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson takes that honor.  Thus DAPA is a scary power grab that claims the president — and even his bureaucrats — have the power to override duly enacted federal law.  Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, was right to issue a temporary injunction against it.

5 Key Findings From The Injunction Blocking Obama's Amnesty.  [#2]  Congress Never Created Or Authorized Deferred Action Status.  Defenders of Obama's DACA and DAPA programs often note that the Supreme Court has been very clear about the supremacy of the federal government over the states on immigration policy.  But, as Judge Hanen notes very early in his opinion, "deferred action," the legal basis for Obama's DACA and DAPA program, was never created by Congress.  "Deferred action is not a status created or authorized by law or by Congress, nor has its properties been described in any relevant legislative act," Hanen writes on page 15.  "The Government must concede that there is no specific law or statute that authorizes DAPA," he repeats on page 90.

Barack Obama's 'reckless disregard' of the law.  Reckless disregard.  It's a phrase in legal writing that means "gross negligence without concern for danger to others."  And it's a phrase that characterizes much of the attitude toward law of an administration headed by a man sometimes described as a constitutional scholar.  The most recent case in point is the decision by federal district judge Andrew Hanen in Texas enjoining the operation of Barack Obama's order barring prosecution of something like 4 million illegal immigrants.

A timely warning from Rep. Gutierrez.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns of "unprecedented militancy" from the immigrant community in response to the injunction issued by Judge Andrew Hanen against President Obama's executive order on immigration. [...] Our system of government is already under assault from President Obama and his base.  Republicans should dismiss out of hand the notion of adding millions of shock troops, all of them lawbreakers and many coming from countries where presidential supremacy is taken for granted, to that base.

Will Obama's defeat on his immigration order be sustained?  When I first heard that Judge Andrew Hanen had blocked President Obama's executive order granting lawful status to as many as five million illegal immigrants, I was inclined to downplay the ruling's significance.  Judge Hanen is an able jurist, but a conservative one, and only a district court judge. [...] But the quality of the arguments isn't always irrelevant to the outcome of cases of enormous political moment.  And the arguments Judge Hanen makes are quite strong.

Immigration advocates press Obama to act quickly.  Immigrant rights groups are pressing the Obama administration to take steps to ensure the president's lenient new deportation policies go forward quickly despite a federal judge's ruling blocking them.

Also posted under What's the rush?

Ted Cruz warns Obama to stop spending on amnesty plans for illegal immigrants.  Sen. Ted Cruz warned the administration Wednesday that it needs to stop even planning for an eventual amnesty for illegal immigrants, saying a federal judge's broad injunction means it would be illegal for the Homeland Security Department to spend any money on President Obama's immigration plans.  The Texas Republican also said Judge Andrew S. Hanen's ruling late Monday undercuts the basis of Senate Democrats' ongoing filibuster to block homeland security spending, which the president's allies have launched to try to defend the White House's immigration policies.

Obama administration puts immigration protections on hold after order.  President Obama's plans to protect millions of immigrants from deportation were frozen on Tuesday [2/17/2015] while his administration scrambled to appeal an order by a federal judge in Texas temporarily halting the program.

He knows he won't be impeached, so there's nothing to lose.
Obama Promises To Break Judge's Amnesty Injunction.  Despite the unambiguous Feb. 16 injunction from a federal judge, President Barack Obama said he will press ahead with his plans to launch his unpopular unilateral amnesty.  "We're not going to be actually taking applications in until this case is settled," Obama told reporters in a brief meeting Tuesday [2/17/2015].  "But we are doing the preparatory work because this is a big piece of business," he said.  He repeated his determination to continue preparations, despite the judge's injunction.

Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision.  Both the White House and illegal immigrants said Tuesday [2/17/2015] that they would not be swayed by a federal judge's decision in Texas halting President Obama's deportation amnesty as overstepping the bounds of his powers.  Within hours of the decision, immigrants had said they would still prepare to apply for the program and the White House was vowing to appeal the ruling that accused Mr. Obama of granting "benefits and privileges" to people that the law says should be deported.

Obama on Immigration Ruling: No Applications Yet Because 'the Law Is the Law'.  President Obama's said his administration will be "prepared to implement" his immigration executive actions "fully as soon as the legal issues get resolved."  U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville blocked the administration's execution of the orders as lawsuits are pending from 26 states.  Stressing that he disagreed with the ruling, Obama told reporters in the Oval Office yesterday "this is not the first time where a lower court judge blocked something or attempted to block something that ultimately was shown to be lawful."

Ted Cruz: White House 'Counterfeiting Immigration Documents'.  Speaking to Fox News following a federal judge's decision to temporarily halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the potential Republican presidential contender said the commander in chief is ignoring federal law.

White House opens anti-extremist summit amid questions about Islamic group.  The White House opened a summit Tuesday [2/17/2015] aimed at countering generic "violent extremism" amid complaints that the administration is partnering in the effort with a Boston-based mosque with past links to terrorism.  At the start of the three-day conference with American community leaders and foreign ministers from 60 nations, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said the U.S. might be avoiding the kinds of terrorist attacks that have struck Europe recently because America traditionally has been more welcoming to immigrants.  "We are a nation of immigrants and our strength is that we are a melting pot," Mr. Biden said.

The Editor says...
We are not a nation of immigrants.  Most of us were born here.  My family has lived in North America since the 17th century.  As for the melting pot, there is no incentive for immigrants to assimilate, speak our language, and obey our laws, so it's like a melting pot with no heat.  To make it more of a melting pot, [1] seal the international borders (except for departing traffic), [2] outlaw Spanish-language broadcasting, [3] eliminate birthright (anchor baby) citizenship, and [4] put a 50% tax on wire transfers of funds to Mexico and Central America.

Obama Admits Personally Changing the Immigration Law.  In the case of Texas v. the United States, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued an injunction on Monday temporarily stopping President Obama's unilateral action to allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States, get work authorizations, and obtain Social Security Numbers.  In his decision, Judge Hanen clearly and forcefully explained how the administration's new immigration policy is not an act of prosecutorial discretion.  In this case, twenty-six of the states joined together and sued the federal government to stop Obama's unilateral amnesty of illegal aliens, which has been presented by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in the form of a program called "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" (DAPA).  "The crux of the states' claim is that the defendants violated the Constitution by enacting their own law without going through the proper legislative or administrative channels," said the judge.

Key Issues in the States' Lawsuit Over Immigration.  President Barack Obama's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort.

Judge cites executive overreach, burden on states in halting Obama amnesty.  Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled that President Obama's policies have left the border less secure and invited illegal immigrants into the U.S., but the judge said it was the administration's own attempts at slicing and dicing convoluted immigration laws that left him with no choice but to halt the president's deportation amnesty.  The 123-page ruling, issued late Monday, did not reach the weighty constitutional issues that congressional Republicans were seeking.  Judge Hanen instead ruled that he never needed to decide on those matters because he was able to conclude that Mr. Obama broke a regular law, the Administrative Procedures Act, by creating a major policy without following all the steps for public review and comment.

Federal judge blocks Obama immigration order.  A federal judge late Monday [2/16/2015] halted President Barack Obama's landmark immigration order on the eve of its implementation, denying millions of people illegally in America access to work permits and dealing a victory to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in his lawsuit against the program.  The decision from Judge Andrew Hanen, based in Brownsville, did not declare the executive action unconstitutional but said it should not take effect until the legal questions have been settled.

Texas Federal Court Enjoins Obama Immigration Executive Action.  In a decision which is to have a profound impact on both the immigration debate and the currently stalled funding of the Department of Homeland Security, a federal court judge in Texas has issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing implementation of Obama's Immigration executive action.

Obama vows to fight immigration ruling.  US President Barack Obama's tactic of using executive orders to bypass a hostile Congress and drive through controversial immigration reform has run into legal trouble.  A judge in Texas has blocked an Obama order that would have protected about four million undocumented foreigners from deportation and was due to come into effect from Wednesday [2/18/2015].

NY ID Law Written to Self-Destruct In Case Anti-Amnesty Republican Wins In 2016.  Give New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca some credit for honesty.  Most amnesty shills aren't quite so open about seeing themselves as fighting for the other side in a war against law-abiding Americans, with illegal aliens as the invasion force that will finally subdue the hated Middle Class forever. [...] Rest assured, in the event Obama's "leadership" is supplanted by someone who actually thinks laws mean what they say, the government is duty-bound to enforce them, and the primary concern of the American government should be American citizens (or, Heaven forbid, American taxpayers), Mechaca and his crew are ready to spring into action, wiping out data that could be used against his preferred constituents.

Federal Court Ruling Against Obama Amnesty Could Break Democrat Blockade of DHS Funding Bill.  Before a federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's executive amnesty unconstitutional — and ordered its implementation immediately halted — Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said such a ruling would mean Democrats must stop obstructing the passage of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama's Executive Action On Immigration.  A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

The Costly Asylum Racket.  We've had a lot of media comment about the bad effects of Obama's executive orders admitting millions (yes, millions) of illegal immigrants and giving them welfare, Social Security, driver's licenses and a path to citizenship.  Like many Americans, I realized the importance of this when thousands of unfamiliar people from a foreign country, without any advance notice, appeared in my community.

Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections.  President Obama's temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday [2/12/2015], saying that the driver's licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.  While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won't have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

Giving Illegals The Vote: How To Wreck A Country.  State officials are warning that President Obama's de facto amnesty easily enables illegals to cast ballots in U.S. elections — effectively canceling out the votes of American citizens.  This is how a republic is wrecked.

Obamnesty Extended to Allow In Relatives Of Illegals.  "One of the President's most shocking unilateral actions is his chain migration program for the relatives of illegal immigrants.  Guidance issued yesterday from USCIS declares that many illegal immigrants' foreign relatives may legally join them in the U.S. Under this decree, the Administration is allowing the Central American relatives of those covered by the President's amnesty order to come to the U.S. as 'refugees' or 'parolees.'  In effect, the President's answer to the ongoing run on the border is to order government officials to transport many of those same individuals from Central America into the U.S. with lawful paperwork and guaranteed access to federal benefits. [...]"

Sen. Sessions: Executive Amnesty Citizenship Revelation 'A Scandal'.  The discovery that the Obama's administration will now allow undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred action and advanced parole simultaneously — opening a path to citizenship — is a "scandal," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Friday [2/13/2015].  "Our laws have been dismantled, stripped bare," Sessions, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said.

Homeland Security chief implores immigrants to 'step forward'.  Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson on Thursday asked immigrants in Los Angeles to "step forward" and apply for President Obama's expanded deferred action program.  At a packed event at the L.A. Central Library, Johnson touted the benefits of the program, which will grant up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally the chance to stay and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

DHS creates path to citizenship for Dreamers: report.  The Obama administration quietly told Congress this week that its deportation amnesty programs will, in fact, include a pathway to citizenship, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who said that breaks a promise President Obama made to the country when he announced the program.

Immigration: Obama's executive actions could undermine elections in Ohio.  Our president is bending over backwards to divert resources from those trying to come here legally, and instead unconstitutionally giving taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants without congressional approval.  But that's just the start.  As with many of the president's actions, there are unintended consequences, and we might be on the verge of seeing one such consequence in my home state of Ohio.

IRS Confirms Illegal Immigrants Entitled to Back Tax Refunds Under Executive Amnesty.  This won't just be the case moving forward; the newly quasi-legalized-by-fiat immigrants also be able to claim retroactive refunds for up to three years — even if they didn't file or pay taxes at the time.

Sen. Sessions Slams Obama Admin. Program To Transport Children Of Amnestied Illegals To U.S..  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) expressed outrage Tuesday [2/10/2015] at the recent Obama administration refugee program that allows certain illegal immigrants granted amnesty to bring their children living abroad to the United States.  "Helping illegal immigrants bring their relatives here as refugees only provides further incentive for illegal immigration," Sessions said Tuesday.

Feds build bureaucracy to deal with Obama amnesty onslaught.  The government expects so many applications for President Obama's new deportation amnesty that it's seeking a contractor just to open the new mail and enter the forms into the system, with plans to operate two shifts from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every workday to keep up with the anticipated workload.

IRS Offers Retroactive Welfare To Illegal Aliens Granted Amnesty By Obama.  With all the discussion about amnesty simply being about delaying deportations (we already don't deport people), Obama's amnesty has been about naturalization.  That was obvious when we learned amnestied illegals would be given social security numbers.  They already have ITIN numbers in order to file taxes, so why is the SSN important?  Because you need that to get the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is automatic welfare through a "refund" check from the IRS.  In other words, a massive redistribution of our wealth, a reward, to millions of foreigners on our soil.  And it will be retroactive for 3 years.

Two Immigrants For Every New Job Since 2000.  The United States has accepted two new immigrants for each additional job created since 2000, according to federal data.  The data shows that 18 million legal and illegal immigrants settled in the United States from 2000 to 2015, while only 9.3 million additional jobs were created, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors a reduced level of immigration.  After subtracting deaths, departures and retirements among the immigrants, the working-age population of immigrants has grown 12 million since 2000, according to data at the Bureau of Labor Standards, said Steve Camarota, the author of the CIS study.

Luis Gutierrez to TX Gov: 'We Are Coming' for Exec Amnesty.  On the most recent leg of his national executive amnesty tour, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) should start "looking at his own family" before opposing President Barack Obama's executive amnesty.  Abbott's wife, who is of Hispanic descent, is the state's first Latina First Lady.

Obama Expands Immigration Via Border Security Plan.  President Obama's new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States.  Obama is opening "a whole new pipeline for legal migration," said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch.  Once the new program is established, future officials can expand it to include more economic migrants from more poor countries, she told The Daily Caller.

Obama "Hopeful" Immigration Will Drown Conservatism.  The spread of vibrant social diversity is constricting the GOP's ability to champion conservative causes, such as smaller government and independent families, President Barack Obama said in a softball media interview.  "Over the long term, I'm pretty optimistic, and the reason is because this country just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks," Obama told Vox editor Ezra Klein.

In a crushing economy, Obama administration has issued 6 million new work permits to aliens since 2009.  Government data reveal that about 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens from 2009 to 2014, above and beyond the number of new green card and temporary worker admissions in those years.  This is a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities for U.S. workers, damages the integrity of the immigration system, and encourages illegal immigration.

Homeland Security sets up Obama amnesty complaint hotlines for illegals.  The Homeland Security Department has set up hotlines for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under President Obama's amnesty policy have been violated.  In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to "please tell us about your experience" if they believe they were treated "contrary to the new DHS enforcement priorities."

Congratulations, Texas: Valerie Jarrett Working Behind the Scenes to Cede Your State to Mexico.  President Jarrett is reportedly the driving force behind a campaign designed to turn Texas blue through illegal immigration, thereby ensuring that all presidential elections end up with a Democrat victor.

10 States Suing Over Obama's Immigration Actions Find Their Senators on Opposite Side.  Twenty-six states are suing the federal government over President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but U.S. senators representing 10 of those states are taking the opposite approach in Washington.  Lawmakers in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin — states that have all signed onto a lawsuit that alleges the president's immigration plan is unconstitutional — have twice blocked debate on a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security while also undoing Obama's immigration actions.

From Oval Office: Obama Urges Illegals to 'Sign Up' For Amnesty.  Speaking from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama made a sales pitch today [2/4/2015] directly urging illegal aliens to sign up if they qualify for what he calls his "executive action" that will allow them to stay in the country despite violating the immigration laws.  "So I'm going to want all of you to get information so you can sign up if you qualify as well.  All right?" said the president.

Obama uses Dreamers to hit Republicans on immigration.  President Obama hosted so-called Dreamers at the White House on Wednesday [2/4/2015], vowing to keep new protections for the young illegal immigrants in place and veto any attempts by Republicans to roll back his executive action deferring millions of deportations.

Obama: I'll veto bill that reverses immigration actions.  President Obama vowed Wednesday [2/4/2015] to veto any Republican bill that tries to reverse his new immigration policies, and added that "I am confident that I can uphold that veto."

IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday [2/4/2015] that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama's new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years.

Obama to host young immigrants aided by executive actions.  President Obama will host young immigrants who benefit from his executive actions deferring deportations on Wednesday [2/4/2015] as he seeks to pressure Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security.  The president will meet in the Oval Office with six young people from around the nation who qualified for his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The program defers deportations for some young people who entered the country illegally.

Obama Tells Illegal Immigrants He's Confident' Next President, Congress Will Keep Executive Actions.  President Obama reassured illegal immigrants today that the next president and Congress will probably uphold his executive actions when they see how well they work.  Obama met with half a dozen "DREAMers" in the Oval Office today [2/4/2015] — brought to the country illegally as children and exempt from deportation under his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order in 2012.  The press pool was ushered into the meeting just for Obama's remarks.

Republican floats compromise on immigration.  Sen. Susan Collins has proposed compromise legislation she hopes could serve as the basis for a deal between congressional Republicans and the White House on President Obama's executive actions on immigration.  The Maine centrist Republican filed an amendment Wednesday [2/4/2015] that would allow Obama's 2012 executive action to stand.

Obama Admin. Warns Employers Against Pressing Certain Immigrants For Documentation.  The Justice Department is warning employers against requesting additional work-authorization documentation from Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status.  This month the Department of Homeland Security automatically extended the validity of work authorization documents, beyond their March 9, 2015 expiration date, for immigrants from El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  According to the Justice Department, despite the expired work papers, employers could violate anti-discrimination laws if they request more documents from those immigrant workers.

Nearly 1 million border-crossing illegal immigrants have received US work permits illegal during Obama's presidency.  More than 957,000 immigrants who crossed the U.S. border illegally have received work permits since Barack Obama became president, a shocking report revealed on Monday [2/2/2015].  The Center for Immigration Studies uncovered documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that more than 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens overall from 2009 to 2014.

President Obama's Amnesty At Any Price.  Is President Obama so hellbent on amnesty for illegals he'll resort to nullifying and even breaking the law?  Based on his moves to delay deportations and his shadow work permits, it sure looks like it.

Boehner Calls On Senate To Defund Executive Amnesty: 'We've Won This Fight In The House'.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is pressing the Senate to pass the House-passed Department of Homeland Security bill that defunds executive action.  At his Tuesday morning [2/3/2015] news conference, the Ohio Republican highlighted Senate Democrats who have been critical of President Obama's executive actions and called on them to follow through.

Obama Administration Releases New Fliers For Illegal Immigrants Explaining Exec. Amnesty.  The Obama administration wants to make certain illegal immigrants know all about the benefits of executive amnesty.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released the two new fliers — available in English and Spanish — late last week.  The immigration agency noted that the two fliers will be available in more languages "soon."

Obama Quietly Adds 5.46 Million Foreigners To Economy.  President Barack Obama has quietly handed out an extra 5.46 million work permits for non-immigrant foreigners who arrived as tourists, students, illegal immigrants or other types of migrants since 2009, according to federal documents released by a Freedom of Information Act request.

GOP Leaders Minimize Immigration Fight While Obama Pushes For Amnesty Funding.  President Barack Obama will using the Monday [2/2/2015] announcement of his 2016 budget request to help win the Senate vote that could block funding for his unpopular amnesty.  But GOP leaders aren't doing anything significant in public to win the vote, which takes place Tuesday, Feb. 3.  GOP leaders are dropping the political ball, conservative advocate Dan Horowitz told The Daily Caller.

Report: Obama Admin Delays Deportation Hearings for Thousands of Illegals Until 2019.  Thousands of illegal immigrants will remain in the United States for at least five more years after the Justice Department moved their deportation hearings to 2019 — at the earliest.  The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice "has begun sending out notices to thousands of immigrants awaiting hearings that their cases will be pushed back nearly five years," and "began notifying employees in the immigration court system last week that nonpriority cases were being bumped off the court docket and would get a Nov. 29, 2019, court date, which happens to be Black Friday."

But in the meantime, go get a driver's license and some food stamps.
Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved.  Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

TheDC Reporter Challenges White House: Do Illegal Immigrants Have A 'Right' To Work In US?  During Wednesday's White House press briefing, Daily Caller White House correspondent Neil Munro challenged the Obama administration on Loretta Lynch's comments that all illegal immigrants have the "right and obligation" to work in the United States.  Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz (who really wasn't having a good day) called on a nonexistent journalist named "Fred."  After an awkward silence, Munro took the chance to ask a question.

Govt Tells Agents to ID Which Immigrants Not To Deport.  The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

Feds Ordering Agents to Find & Release Illegals — Including Those in Jail — Who Qualify for Exec Amnesty.  The Associated Press reviewed Homeland Security documents that revealed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have been given a checklist of questions to ask illegal immigrants they encounter about "whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them."  The training materials reportedly order agents "to immediately begin identifying persons in their custody, as well as newly encountered persons," who may qualify for Obama's executive amnesty.

House Homeland Security Committee Aides Say No Fence For Border, because It's Too Expensive.  A border bill introduced by House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) has less than 50 miles of border fencing because McCaul thinks it would cost American taxpayers too much to secure the whole border, McCaul aides tell Breitbart News.  "Fencing is expensive, and when you talk to folks on the ground, like we did this week, they say they just don't need it," a Homeland Security Committee aide told Breitbart News in an email when asked about the deficiency of fencing in the bill.

The Editor says...
I suppose the Great Wall of China was expensive, too, but it was seen as a worthwhile investment.

The Fake Border Fence Throw-Down.  The bill would spends $10 billion over 10 years.  But it only adds 48 miles of double-layer fencing to meet an 2008 mandate to build various fences along 700 miles of the 2,000 mile border.  It also actually tears down some border fencing, which backers say is being replaced by see-through barriers that help surveillance.  More significantly, say critics, it does not include any language to end President Barack Obama's catch-and-release border policies.

New GOP "Border Security" Bill Removes Border Fences.  The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of anti-pedestrian border fencing between laborers in Mexico and employers in the United States.  The border bills also require the construction of only 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border.  "It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015]," said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders' bills.

New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences.  The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between laborers in Mexico and employers in the United States.  The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border.  "It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015]," said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders' bills.

Santa Barbara Paper Sticks with 'Illegals'.  A Santa Barbara newspaper, determined to hold its ground against its critics, has continued to use the term "illegals" when describing people living illegally in the United States, prompting protests and counter-protests in the normally serene city by the ocean.  The initial protests surfaced when the Santa Barbara News-Press headlined a story "Illegals Line Up for Driver's Licenses" on Jan. 3.  In response, someone spray-painted, "The border is illegal, not the people who cross it," on the front entrance of the paper.

House immigration plan slammed, spends $10B and deports no illegals.  Critics including Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions are slamming a House GOP border security plan set for debate Wednesday, claiming it will spend $10 billion on new equipment and border security tricks, but not send one single illegal home.  Sessions, the influential Center for Immigration Studies, and the head of the association of former Border Control agents all slammed the H.R. 399 being marked up in the House Homeland Security Committee today as unfocused on the No. 1 issue:  U.S. sanctuary to illegals.

McCaul Border Bill a Trojan Horse for Amnesty.  Despite a torrent of deceptive push polls showing that Americans are agog over amnesty, politicians in both parties understand Americans are overwhelmingly against their amnesty agenda.  After all, 67% of blue state voters in Oregon rejected an effort to grant drivers licenses to illegal aliens, even though proponents of the ballot measure outspent opponents by 10-1.  Accordingly, all of their amnesty bills will be couched in faux border security parlance, much like they did with the Gang of 8 bill in 2013.

The Obama Administration Is Now Boasting About How Many Illegal Alient Immigrant Children It Resettled This Summer.  The Department of Health and Human Services is touting its handling of last summer's massive influx of unaccompanied alien children in an end-of-year report, despite the fact that its own failures worsened the situation.  Nearly 58,000 unaccompanied alien children arrived before the end of fiscal year 2014, almost as many as arrived in the past five years combined, according to the report from HHS's Office of Refugee Resettlement.

U.S. Should Copy The Great Wall Of Saudi Arabia.  Good fences, it is said, make for good neighbors, which on a grand scale was the intent of the Great Wall of China in antiquity and the Israeli fences of more recent vintage.  Both were designed to keep out intruders and to make sure all guests were invited guests.  Unlike the Berlin Wall, they were built to keep hostiles out, not citizens in.  As the threat of IS terrorism grew in Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia decided it might be a good idea to put such a barrier between its citizens and those who might want to kill them.

Greed And Immigration.  The Big Boys in the private sector, whether they like to admit it or not, really just like cheap labor.  Why is it so cheap?  Easy; a worker who's not supposed to be here in the first place will work for less in order to get cash under the table or through some fictitious social security number where there are no taxes withheld.  The American citizen lacks that all-important trump card, being an American — he or she has the SSN and the requirement of paying taxes.  So the drywall contractors, landscapers, masons and roofing contractors prefer to make it on the cheap, avoiding workers' compensation insurance contributions and other pesky, expensive little details [...]

Valerie Jarrett wonders: Why not pass a bill on immigration?  In an interview today [1/15/2015] on CNN, Valerie Jarret, adviser to President Barack Obama, discussed her opinion on Obama's executive actions on immigration and their legality. [...] This is another one of those twisted Liberal logic problems.  If Obama's actions were legal, why would Congress need to pass a bill to make them real?  If Congress did pass a bill, what evidence leads us to believe Obama would follow it?

House Votes to Revoke Legal Protections for Millions of Immigrants.  The House on Wednesday [1/14/2015] voted to undo major provisions of President Obama's immigration policy, approving legislation that would revoke legal protections for millions of undocumented immigrants.  The vote drew outrage from Democrats and led more than two dozen Republicans, many worried about the perception that their party is hostile to immigrants, to break away.

ICE Begins Releasing Deportable Aliens to Work in the U.S..  Most of the attention directed toward the president's executive actions on immigration has been focused on the plan to issue work permits to potentially five million illegal aliens who are the parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs).  But these are not the only illegal aliens who are getting work permits as part of the executive amnesty.

Mexico will issue birth certificates to citizens at US consulates, seeking to help them get ID.  The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

Immigrants Can Now Obtain Legal Mexican Birth Documents in CA.  Mexican citizens living in the United States can retrieve their birth certificates much more easily now, thanks to the Mexican government's decision to offer the certificates at 50 Mexican consulates throughout the United States, rather than offering them only in Mexico at government offices.

Report: Released Immigrant Detainees Eligible For Work Permits.  A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, obtained in advance by Breitbart News, argues that under President Obama's executive amnesty certain undocumented immigrants are being released from detention facilities and are eligible for work permits.  "Starting almost immediately after the president's announcement in November, ICE offices around the country were directed to go through their caseload of illegal aliens in the process of being deported and start releasing all those who by the stroke of the president's pen were no longer priorities for enforcement," the report, authored by CIS expert Jessica Vaughan reads.

Boehner fills House chamber with high drama as he lashes out against Obama in high-stakes immigration battle.  John Boehner created the first live-action high drama on the House floor Wednesday, staking out a no-compromise position on blocking Barack Obama's sweeping immigration plan and reading aloud 22 examples of the president's past claims that he lacked the authority to put it into action. [...] Angering Democrats, the House speaker spoke during a floor debate to defend an amendment to the Homeland Security Department's budget bill that would forbid the cabinet agency from spending any money to implement it.  Boehner openly mocked Obama for what he said was an effort to evade the U.S. Constitution, throwing in his face his past claims that he wasn't a 'king' or an 'emperor.'

Speaker Boehner Quotes All 22 Times Obama Has Said He Could Not Do Executive Amnesty.  House Speaker John Boehner took to the House Floor Wednesday [1/14/2015] — ahead of a series of votes to block President Barack Obama's executive amnesty — to take the president to task for his executive orders on immigration.  In a pointed speech directed squarely at the president's actions, Boehner quoted each of the 22 times Obama has said he did not have the authority to do what he eventually did:  unilaterally change the nation's immigration laws.

A year after immigration reform push, John Boehner aims to cancel Obama amnesty.  The House GOP heads for its annual policy retreat Thursday in a very different place on immigration than just a year ago, when House Speaker John A. Boehner had hoped to use the gathering as a springboard to push his troops to approve a broad bill legalizing illegal immigrants.  Now, as congressional Republicans prepare to gather for another retreat, the conversation has completely shifted.

NYC Mayor on ID Cards For Illegals: 'Don't Want' Them 'To Feel Like Second-Class Citizens'.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said on Monday [1/13/2015] that giving identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens.  "We don't want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens," de Blasio was quoted as saying in a National Public Radio website article.  "We don't want them to feel left out."

Hatch, Rubio, Flake Co-Sponsor Bill to Increase H-1B Guest-Worker Visas.  On Tuesday, three Republican Senators joined three Democrats to introduce legislation that would expand the number of guest-workers for the tech industry even though there is a surplus of American high-tech workers.

'Aggressive' timetable for launching Obama immigration actions raising concerns.  Nearly two months after President Obama announced his immigration executive actions, questions remain over whether the Department of Homeland Security can be ready to process millions of additional immigrants through an already-burdened system.  DHS is on a hiring spree as it sets an ambitious schedule — outlined in a recent memo from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the DHS agency in charge of processing the requests — for accepting new applicants.

The New Privileged Class: Illegal Immigrants.  Now, for the first time in American history, an entire class of persons, a class that numbers in the millions, has been given broad, de jure amnesty and immunity from both federal and state laws.  In this class of people are those who have been characterized as the undocumented (i.e., illegal) immigrants.

Obama amnesty to impose billions in costs on states, lawsuit alleges.  President Obama's new deportation amnesty will impose "billions of dollars in costs" on states, they told a federal court this week — including more than $130 for each Texas driver's license issued to illegal immigrants under the policy.  More than 1,100 pages of documents submitted by Texas and two dozen other states suing to stop the amnesty detail the costs in depth, and include sworn affidavits from state officials, federal immigration officers and others arguing that the amnesty will increase illegal immigration, leaving the states with even bigger burdens.

Illegal immigrants will get to apply for concealed gun permits and unemployment benefits, states claim.  Texas and 23 other states trying to block President Barack Obama's recently announced immigration orders are holding up the costs of providing unemployment insurance, education, health care, driver's licenses and other programs to illegals as evidence that the directives will cause them 'irreparable damage' if allowed to take effect.  The states made the case in a filing submitted to a Texas court ahead of a hearing on Thursday [1/15/2015] at which they hope to obtain a preliminary injunction barring the Obama administration from proceeding with its plans to give more than 4 million illegal immigrants work permits.

Obama Tells States They Can't Block His Immigration Order.  Obama claims his unconstitutional immigration order is unreviewable.  He has also banned public input.  While we are watching the events in Paris, twenty-five states, that have sued to block Barack Obama's executive order allowing millions of illegals to stay in the U.S., have been told by the federal government that it is above judicial review.  The Dictator is not only ignoring Congress, he is ignoring the courts and he is trampling states' rights.  His goal is to destroy the co-equal branches of government and the constitutional protections against a rogue president.  It is not hyperbole to call him a dictator.  He is dictating.

House Republicans gear up for frontal assault on Obama immigration policies with Homeland Security budget.  House Republicans announced plans Friday to take broad aim at President Barack Obama's immigration policies and eliminate protections for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids.  The legislation to be voted on next week satisfies demands from the most conservative lawmakers and goes further than the approach initially discussed by some House Republicans.  That approach would have targeted only the executive actions Obama announced in November that provided deportation protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

House Republicans file FIVE different bills to 'defund' Obama 'amnesty' plan.  Republicans in the House of Representatives are falling over each other in the race to file legislation that would stop President Barack Obama from implementing his far-reaching immigration plan.  No fewer than five separate GOP-sponsored bills are already pending in the House just 24 hours after the 114th Congress launched on Tuesday.  They all seek to do largely the same thing: prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from spending a single dime in 2015 on any part of Obama's plan, which he announced in December.

House Republican files first plan to defund Obama immigration action.  There's been a lot of talk in Republican circles about Congress's authority to stop President Obama's unilateral executive action on immigration. Now, a GOP lawmaker has actually filed a bill to do it.  The lawmaker is Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who on Tuesday, the first day of the new session of Congress, introduced a bill called the "Prevention of Executive Amnesty Act of 2015."

Warning From Down Under: How Democrats Plan to Use 'Amnesty' to Create a Socialist, One-Party State.  In all the debate about President Barack Obama's "Executive Amnesty" for illegal aliens, few have discussed the real reason for Obama's move.  The president has risked huge "political capital" on a very risky and possibly illegal move, that he believes will define his Presidency and secure his legacy with his "Progressive" base.  Obama is simply after the votes.  He believes that by legalizing eleven to twenty million "illegals" and eventually giving them the vote, he will turn America into a permanent Democratic Party "one party state."

Obama's other immigration problem.  President Obama is facing another immigration dilemma exacerbated by his efforts to spare up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation:  how to address the roughly 6 million who were not covered by his executive action.  Soon after he announced his unilateral move, the most sweeping overhaul to the immigration system in decades, Obama heard complaints from immigration rights advocates that he hadn't gone far enough.  They urged him to grant protections to millions of additional illegal immigrants.

700 miles of U.S.-Mexico border still insecure, congressional investigators say.  Less than 3 percent of illegal immigrants will ever be deported, and more than 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border remained unsecured as of 2014, according to Sen. Tom Coburn's final oversight report released Saturday morning [1/3/2015], which found the Homeland Security Department failing in several of its top missions.  The report also said corruption is a serious problem in the Border Patrol, but said agency officials actually told internal affairs investigators to cut down on the number of cases they were pursuing, according to the former division head.

24 States Continue Their Battle Against Obama's Immigration Executive Actions.  U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 9 on the request for an injunction filed by 25 states against President Obama's immigration amnesty plan.  In a nationally televised speech on Nov. 20, Obama announced (and began implementing) the executive actions.  The original lawsuit was filed on Dec. 3, and the states requested an injunction hearing by Dec. 31 "or as soon as practicable thereafter."  The lawsuit claims that Obama has "unilaterally suspend[ed] the immigration laws as applied to 4 million of the 11 million" illegal aliens in the United States.

Constitution's horrible, no good, very bad year.  [Scroll down]  Accordingly, soon after the 2014 midterm elections, Obama announced executive action to extend legalization for up to 5 million more immigrants, focusing on those who were in the country illegally but whose children were U.S. citizens by virtue of their birth here.  Nearly two dozen times in the past Obama had stated publicly that he could not constitutionally undertake such actions, but he did it anyway.  This immigration end-run creates a class of people who effectively are exempt from the immigration laws, without Congress ever having recognized such an exemption.  It is not prosecutorial discretion but a usurpation of legislative power.

More non-Mexicans than Mexicans caught at border in 2014.  The Border Patrol apprehended 229,000 Mexicans in fiscal 2014, Pew found, versus 257,000 border-crossers from countries other than Mexico. [...] In particular, 2014 saw a surge in unaccompanied minors from Central American countries to the southern U.S. border.  Thousands of children, and in many cases young families, from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador were detained by the Border Patrol during the late spring and early summer.  The incident raised immigration as a national political concern before the November midterm elections.

Obama Remakes Our Borders, Republicans Yawn.  In addition to the power of the purse, the legislative branch of government has another major check on a rogue administration.  The Senate has the power to block all executive and judicial nominees from the president as part of its responsibility to advice and consent on presidential appointees.  However, it would be hard for anyone looking at today's Senate to grasp this power when what we see is Republicans continuing to join Democrats in confirming these nominees.  It's as if Obama's executive amnesty never occurred.

Before amnesty, Obama released many adult illegals this summer.  The Obama administration's failure from this summer's border surge looks even worse in hindsight, according to an analysis released Monday [12/29/2014] by the Center for Immigration Studies that found the Homeland Security Department knowingly released most illegal immigrants into the community where they absconded, blending into the rest of the illegal immigrant population.  Most of those coming were not unaccompanied minors, but rather members of family units — at least one parent with a child or children, who under the law could have been held and deported quickly.

More than 90 Percent of a Group of Illegal Immigrants Never Showed Up to Their Immigration Hearings.  Once again, local-TV investigative reporters are showing up their national counterparts.  Recall that this summer the administration insisted the thousands of Central American illegal immigrants it was waving across the border would be put into deportation proceedings and those who did not qualify for asylum would be removed.  You'd think, then, that there'd be bigshot D.C. journalists interested in finding out how many actually bothered to attend their immigration hearings.  You'd be wrong.

How Illegal Aliens Will Receive Fast Track to Citizenship Under Obama's Executive Amnesty.  As we all know, the President has recently announced executive action on immigration — what he calls "deferred action" for millions of aliens who are here illegally, but who have children who were born here and are therefore U.S. citizens.  The President has repeatedly assured the American people that he is not creating a path to citizenship for those people.  But the President is not telling the truth.  He and his Administration have cleared the pathway to citizenship for millions of people who crossed our border illegally; they know that's what they've done; and it is illegal.

States Can End "Executive Amnesty" Without a Lawsuit.  Writing in National Review, Josh Gelernter offers a very different spin on the "nullification" debate.  While acknowledging that the judiciary has consistently ruled against the nullification doctrine, insisting only it has the authority to declare laws unconstitutional, Obama's "Executive Amnesty" is something very different from a law.

Obama sheds 'deporter in chief' label, oversees steep drop in illegal immigrant removals.  Homeland Security Department officials say the changing face of illegal immigration and the reluctance of "sanctuary cities" to help enforce immigration laws have led to the stunning drop in deportations over the past few years.  Statistics released late Friday [12/19/2014] showed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported about 315,000 immigrants in fiscal year 2014, a steep drop from more than 360,000 deported in 2013 and well below the more than 410,000 the previous year.

Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS.  The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation.  Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent.

Immigration activists stop pretending it's not about more Democratic voters.  Voters of all political stripes want to see the nation's immigration system work better; that means prioritizing skilled immigrants, reducing incentives to cross the border illegally, tightening border security, and overhauling a system which today serves to primarily reunite fragmented families.  Americans do not support President Barack Obama's executive actions which are designed to create legal status for millions of illegal immigrants.  Not only do the president's actions fail to accomplish any of the reform-minded goals above, but they also do not enjoy the consent of the legislature.

Obama's Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.  "The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued," the first line of Johnson's Nov. 20 memo reads.

Feds release anti-rape rules for illegal immigrant children housing.  Health and Human Services released long overdue guidelines Friday ordering facilities that house illegal immigrant children to set up sexual abuse prevention programs, and to be prepared to deal with tricky cases such as transgender or intersex children.  The rules, which congressional Democrats had demanded earlier this week, govern everything from pat-downs to evaluating each child for their likely risk of being targeted for sexual abuse or harassment, and govern how the children should be housed while at the private facilities, which operate under a government contract.

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That's the first time I've seen the term "intersex children."  Ask yourself this question:  Why was there no such thing until recently?

Govt urges dismissal of lawsuit over immigration.  The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president's immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Homeland Security Supervisor Sentenced for Falsifying Border Investigations.  A former supervisor of the federal agency tasked with watching over federal agents along the Texas border will spend three years and one month in prison for running an enforcement unit that falsified and backdated investigations that were either not completed or were never done.

Yes, Congress can stop Obama's immigration action.  Think Congress can't stop President Obama's unilateral executive action on immigration?  It can.  All money spent by the federal government is under the ultimate control of Congress.  If they choose, lawmakers can issue exquisitely detailed instructions on how federal dollars are spent.  For proof, look no further than the 1,695-page spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend.  A particular phrase, "none of the funds," appears in the bill more than 450 times.  In each case, Congress used those words to dictate how money can and cannot be spent.

This Is Life Under Totalitarianism.  After spending more than a week trying to locate and read the putative presidential Executive Order on Immigration I am now sure that no such E.O. exists!  After failing to get responses from my various Congresscritters, the public library, and the New York Times...  I finally put in a call to the Cato Institute where I was immediately connected to Mr. Alex Nowrasteh, the senior immigration policy analyst.  He explained that the Obamagration reform was not being implemented or even directed by Executive Order but rather through "Executive Action", with implementation accomplished by memoranda from Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security.  Mr. Nowrasteh was kind enough to send me links to the memos implementing President Obama's extralegal decrees.

Nearly Two Hundred Million Spent in Four Months on Illegal Alien Children.  This is old news but Judicial Watch obtained proof in September that for a mere four month period, nearly two hundred million was spent lavishing illegal alien children with big screen TV's, phones, food, clothing and endless other expenses were covered.  Judicial Watch received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) exposing the Obama administration's lavish spending on unaccompanied alien children for the four month period in 2014.  That doesn't count the 300,000 illegal alien adults who came across in a three month period and who were flown and driven around the country.  The BCFS (Baptist Children Family Services) budget included charges for $104,215,608 for UACs at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and an additional $77,914,178 for UACs at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.  The project's end date is 2016 — when Mr. Obama is about to leave office.

WH Suggests Republicans Wouldn't Dare Block Funding for Programs 'Critical to Our Homeland Security'.  House Republicans have indicated that they will try to block funding for President Obama's rewrite of immigration law when funding for the Homeland Security Department runs out in late February.  On Thursday [12/11/2014], the Obama White House hinted that when that happens, it will accuse Republicans of blocking funding for national security, just because they're angry with the president for acting on his own.

Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty.  House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama joined forces today [12/11/2014] to push their respective party members to provide 219 votes — one more than was needed — to ensure passage of an omnibus government funding bill that permits the administration to spend money implementing Obamacare and Obama's planned unilateral actions that will effectively amnesty as many as five million illegal aliens.  The bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will allow the administration to spend $1,188,927,000,000 on discretionary government programs.  It provides funding for amost all of the government through the end of this fiscal year — which occurs on Sept. 30, 2015 — and for the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27, 2015.

Deportations at All-Time Low as Illegal Border Crossers Skyrocket.  While Islamic terrorists exploit the Mexican border to enter the United States as they please, the latest Homeland Security figures show a drastic decline in deportations — especially among illegal immigrants with criminal records — as the number of people caught crossing illegally rose.  Obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this month by a mainstream newspaper, the figures reveal that President Obama deported fewer illegal aliens in the last year than at any time during his tenure.

Cruel Reality: Obama Paying for Illegal Amnesty With Fees Paid by Legal Immigrants.  As the debate rages on Capitol Hill about how to defund President Obama's executive action that gives legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, it's important to take a look at where the funding for his new amnesty program is coming from.  The funding for Obama's executive action is coming through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee, not tax based agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security.  Because the USCIS is a fee based agency, many have argued Congress cannot defund it.  According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress does in fact have the ability to defund the agency through the appropriations process.

Illegal Immigrants Flocking to Amnesty Workshops at Churches, Islamic Centers from Coast to Coast.  From coast to coast, illegal immigrants are reportedly flocking to community centers, churches, and Islamic centers to see if they will qualify for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty.  According to an Associated Press report, recent workshops for illegal immigrants have been held "at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, a church in Goshen, Indiana, and an Islamic Center in New York City."  In addition, events have been held throughout California and Seattle.  As many as 10,000 illegal immigrants could show up to an event at Los Angeles's convention center on Sunday.

The Obama Official Responsible for Sending Unaccompanied Illegal Minors Across the Country Is Resigning.  A top Health and Human Services Department official responsible for the release of thousands of unaccompanied alien children into communities across the country announced his resignation Tuesday [12/9/2014] without much notice.  Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversaw the placement of more than 53,000 illegal immigrant children in all 50 states in fiscal year 2014, announced his resignation on Tuesday [12/9/2014].  The announcement of Negash's resignation comes one day before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on how the release of unaccompanied alien children who flooded across the border in large numbers this summer has impacted local communities.

Report: 'Omnibus Contains $2.5 Billion to Accommodate Illegal Immigrants and Refugees'.  Conservatives on Capitol Hill are passing around a document titled, "Omnibus Contains $2.5 Billion to Accommodate Illegal Immigrants and Refugees," which claims to new spending bill has dedicated a lot of money to helping people in the U.S. illegally.

America: From Super Power to Banana Republic.  Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, stated that President Obama's amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion — approximately $40 billion per year — over the next five decades.  If all illegal immigrants are granted amnesty, they would receive "... $9.4 trillion in government benefits and services and pay $3.1 trillion in taxes...  They would generate a lifetime fiscal deficit... of $6.3 trillion... This should be considered a minimum estimate."  Once the wealthiest nation in the world, America has now become a welfare country.

Obama Blames Conservative Talk Shows For American Anger Over Executive Amnesty.  President Obama is not pleased with conservative talk show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham, who oppose his executive actions on immigration reform.  During a town hall event in Nashville to discuss immigration reform, Obama admitted that there are many Americans were angry about his actions.

Congressman Reveals GOP Leaders to Push Amnesty for All But Violent Criminals.  One of the top House Republican leaders, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), revealed this week that GOP leaders intend to push an amnesty bill in the next Congress that would subject only the most dangerous illegal immigrant criminals to deportation so that "not one person" who is in the country illegally and has not committed a violent crime is "thrown out."

GOP Spending Bill Gives Nearly $1 Billion To Aid Border Migrants.  The GOP's draft 2015 "omnibus" spending bill reportedly includes $948 million to help poor and unskilled Central American migrants establish themselves in the United States, but includes no effective restrictions on President Barack Obama's plan to provide work permits and tax payments to millions of resident illegal immigrants.  That new spending works out to $16,928 for each of the 56,000 youths, young adults and children who crossed the border during the 12 months up to October 2014.  Prior to October, Obama's officials sent only 1,901 of the migrants back home to Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, according to a federal report.

Executive Amnesty Order? What Order?  So much is happening on the immigration front that it is hard to keep up, but this story is worth at least a mention:  it turns out that President Obama hasn't issued an executive amnesty order after all. [...] The explanation, I assume, is that Obama thinks it will be harder to mount a legal challenge to his unconstitutional usurpation if there is no actual order that defines what he has done.

DHS' New Guidelines on Deporting Illegals: Longtime Aliens, Some Criminals Get Special Consideration.  On Nov. 20, the same day President Barack Obama announced executive action to shield millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued an agency-wide memorandum explaining new guidelines for enforcing the nation's immigration laws — or not enforcing them based on a wide range of "circumstances."

House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty.  In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon [12/5/2014], Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama's executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy — and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama's executive amnesty.

Obama amnesty in jeopardy with Bush judicial appointee hearing states' challenge.  The states challenging President Obama's deportation amnesty have already won the first round in court after the case landed in the lap of Judge Andrew S. Hanen, a Bush appointee who issued a scorching rebuke to the Department of Homeland Security last year, accusing it of refusing to follow border security laws.  It could hardly have been a worse outcome for Mr. Obama, who, in order to preserve his policy, will now have to convince a judge who is on record calling his previous, less-extensive nondeportation policies "dangerous and unconscionable."

Obama Deputies Free 30,862 Foreign Criminals.  President Barack Obama's immigration deputies released 30,862 foreign criminals into the United States' cities and neighborhoods, according to a federal document.  The document also showed that Obama repatriated less than 1 percent of the 12 million illegals living in the United States during the 12 months up to October 2014.

Republicans Reject their Mandate.  Some used to call the Republicans the "stupid party," but what is going on now goes much farther than mere stupidity can account for. [...] Last Wednesday, House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) — certainly not to be confused with anti-amnesty stalwart Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) — made a startling statement.  Pete Sessions said that Republican leaders intend to push an amnesty bill through in January that would subject only the most dangerous illegal alien criminals to deportation.  Let me say that again:  the Republican leaders of the House want to endorse Obama's action by passing a law to embrace it and call it their own.

Senate Conservatives Huddle With House Members to Plot Immigration Revolt.  A trio of senators crossed the Capitol last night to discuss the congressional response to President Obama's recent executive orders on immigration.  The consensus:  Republican leadership doesn't want to fight Obama, so the lawmakers have to hope that grassroots activists can goad their colleagues into a more aggressive posture.  "I hope that the American people will speak up and share their views with Congress and good strong language will come out of the House," Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) told National Review Online Thursday afternoon [12/4/2014].

Don't be Grubered by Boehner's Amnesty Plan.  First they tried to tell us they couldn't defund Obama's amnesty.  Now, Boehner and his bootlickers are making it clear that they won't defund it.  Before delving into the minutia of the Boehner plan to fund amnesty, it's important to understand the context that preceded this plan.  While reporters and pundits will spill copious pages of ink attempting to ascertain the strategy behind this plan, the only words that count are those of the Speaker himself.

Sen. Sessions Discovers Our Emperor's Plans for a Mega-Immigration Center.  Northern Virginia is targeted by our Emperor to house a mega-immigration processing center with a staff of 1,000 who will give out work permits, Social Security cards and Medicaid to everyone who applies.  Congress has rejected all of this five times.  Obama is breaking the law!  We no longer have illegal immigrants.  We no longer have borders and we are no longer a sovereign nation.  While everyone is looking at the shiny object in Ferguson or New York City, the Emperor Obama is doing whatever he wants.

Jeff Sessions: Obama Wants Exec Amnesty Implemented Before Americans Discover 'Grave' Consequences.  On Thursday [12/4/2014], Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) accused President Barack Obama of trying to implement his executive amnesty that "stains our legal system and our country" before the American people figure out that the consequences are "graver than a lot of people think" right now.  He urged Congress to use its power of the purse to stop Obama from unilaterally wiping out the nation's immigration laws.

White House, Democrats teaming up on 'Immigration Strike Team'.  The White House and congressional Democrats are teaming up to form an "Immigration Strike Team" to serve as a better-organized rapid response force to counter whatever Republicans do or say about immigration reform in the coming months.

White House: Executive Amnesty Implementation 'Well Underway'.  A senior White House official says the implementation of President Obama's executive order on immigration is "well underway" and that the administration would "proceed" regardless of congressional efforts to block the order.

What Do Illegal Immigrants Want?  The predictable furor over President Obama's executive order offering relief to approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants has obscured the fact that his initiative is much bolder in form than in content.  Obama has gone to extraordinary lengths to offer less than what immigrant advocates have for years been insisting is an absolute necessity:  full citizenship.

Homeland Security already hiring 1,000 employees to carry out Obama amnesty.  Department of Homeland Security officials wasted little time in ramping up for President Obama's amnesty, posting 1,000 job openings the day after his announcement and announcing it already has space for hundreds of employees at a new location in Arlington, Virginia — an indication that it had laid its plans well before Mr. Obama's announcement.  And even though Mr. Obama said his policy is temporary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is hiring the employees for permanent positions, at salaries of up to $157,000 a year, according to the job postings listed on the official federal jobs website.

Henry: If Obama's Exec Amnesty Temporary, Why Hire 1K New DHS Employees?  Thursday [12/4/2014] at the White House press briefing, Fox News Channel's White House correspondent Ed Henry questioned press secretary Josh Earnest over why the Department Homeland Security website posted job openings for a thousand new permanent government workers, some making six figures, to process president Obama's executive order amnesty applications if the order is meant to be temporary. [Video clip]

Abbott sues Obama over immigration action.  Gov.-elect Greg Abbott on Wednesday [12/3/2014] sued the Obama administration over the executive actions on immigration, saying the president overstepped his power by attempting to rewrite immigration laws.  "The president is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were fully enacted by Congress," Abbott said in a statement before announcing the lawsuit at a press conference.

Multistate Coalition Sues Over Immigration Order.  Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday [12/3/2014] that the move "tramples" key portions of the U.S. Constitution.

Republicans Rip 'Architect' of Obama's 'Executive Amnesty'.  Republican lawmakers ripped into Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday as he defended President Obama's executive actions on immigration, in his first Capitol Hill appearance since the president announced the overhaul.  While acknowledging the country's immigration system is broken, Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, called out the Obama administration for side-stepping Congress to push the immigration overhaul through.  "Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there's a right way to do this and a wrong way," McCaul said.  He added:  "This is not how democracy works."

Hoyer Doesn't Say Where Constitution Authorizes Obama Not to Enforce Immigration Law.  At a press briefing on Tuesday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama had "broad authority" to take unilateral action on immigration but failed to directly answer a question asking him where specifically the Constitution authorized President Obama to unilaterally decided not to enforce immigration laws. asked Hoyer: "The Constitution requires that the president 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.'  Where specifically in the Constitution does it give the president the power not to enforce immigration laws against 5 million violators of that law?"  Hoyer did not point to any specific provision of the Constitution, but said that Obama had authority because "president have broad authority to deal with implementation" of immigration law.

Jeh Johnson: Legalized Illegals Don't Need to Comply With Obamacare.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in congressional testimony today that the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — will not apply to illegal aliens who are allowed to stay and work in the United States as a result of President Obama's executive action.  "Mr. Secretary, is it true that the illegal immigrants who are granted amnesty will not need to comply with the Affordable Care Act?" Rep. Lou Barlett (R-Pa.) asked Johnson at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

White House: Obama was 'Speaking Colloquially' When He Said He Changed Immigration Law.  Members of the Obama administration continue to be confronted by President Obama's statement to a group of illegal immigrant protesters in Chicago that he had taken action to "change the law" on immigration.  "Did the president misspeak in a moment of passion to try to calm the crowd?  Or do you fundamentally believe that he has taken action to change the law?" asked CBS reporter Major Garrett during the White House Press Briefing.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that Obama was "speaking colloquially" when he made his remarks.

Reid's zombie Senate should not set federal spending priorities.  The early word is that Republicans in leadership want to pass a long-term resolution that would set spending levels through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2015.  The measure they envision would reportedly omit spending related to immigration enforcement, which would receive a separate, short-term treatment.  The new Republican Congress could then revisit immigration enforcement spending next month in a bid to countervail President Obama's executive decree.

House plans to vote down Obama immigration.  The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday [12/2/2014] as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

'We the People' Must Demand a Different Kind of Governance.  Just last month, the American people spoke loudly and clearly at the polls.  With the addition of several new seats in the U.S. House, as well as Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate, it is clear that the American people are opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Boehner: 'This Is a Serious Breach of the Constitution'.  House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said at a press conference this morning [12/2/2014] that President Barack Obama had no constitutional authority to take the unilateral action he has taken on immigration and that by doing so the president has posed a serious threat to the U.S. system of government.  Boehner, however, said that while House Republicans were "going to proceed" to counter the president's action, they had not yet decided how they would proceed.

Poll: Americans reject Obama's immigration order, want illegals out of schools, jobs.  Despite the media's gushing over support for President Obama's executive order on illegal immigrants, a poll just published finds that the public is rejecting his move, with overwhelming majorities demanding that illegal children be barred from schools and illegal adults from jobs.

Obama: Fund My Amnesty Or I'll Shut Down The Government.  White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday [12/1/2014] that President Barack Obama will block a government budget bill if the GOP denies him the funds needed to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.  "Yes," Earnest said when asked by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl if Obama would veto a government-wide budget that defunded the amnesty program.  If Obama blocks the budget to help the illegals, large sections of the federal government would shut down on Dec. 12.  But Earnest equivocated when he was asked if Obama would shut down the government if the GOP denies amnesty just for the immigration agency.

California pushes to expand immigrant health care.  President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured.

Amnesty is Treason.  In 1986, a Democrat controlled Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act signed into to law by President Ronald Reagan. Democrats in Congress convinced Reagan to sign the reform bill on the condition that it would provide a "one-time" amnesty for an estimated one million illegal immigrants residing in the US at the time, and that all US Immigration and Naturalization laws would be forever thereafter enforced.  Because the Federal Government broke its obligation to the American people by refusing to enforce our immigration and naturalization laws since 1986, we find ourselves facing yet another national disaster and more than twenty-million illegal invaders in our country demanding equality with all "legal" American citizens.  For anyone in the federal government to adhere to our enemies by providing aid and comfort within the United States, granting any degree of citizenship rights to people who have broken into our country illegally with the purpose and intent to subvert our laws and alter the social demographics of our nation, is an overt act of treason.

Why Amnesty Activists Will Never Stop Heckling Obama.  This Tuesday [11/25/2014], at a speech in Chicago meant to celebrate President Obama's recent executive action on immigration, Obama was once again heckled by amnesty activists demanding he do more to stop deportations. [...] But didn't Obama just grant executive amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants?  Isn't that enough?  No.  Amnesties do not solve problems.  They only create more amnesties.

No Longer a Nation of Laws.  In an announcement Thursday evening, the President granted amnesty to millions of those who have entered the country illegally.  Those granted amnesty, are those who have been in the country for at least five years, have children who are citizens or legal residents, who pass a criminal background check, and are willing to pay taxes and register with the government.  The impact could include as many as 6 million people.  The elements of his plan have merit, but to be legal, the proposal must be enacted legislatively, which he could have done easily when his party controlled both chambers of congress during his first term.

An inconvenient law.  There is a humane, transparent, truthful — and constitutional — way to address illegal immigration.  Unfortunately, President Obama's unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those things.  Obama said he had to move now because of a dawdling Congress.  He forgot to mention that there were Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 and 2010, yet he did nothing, in fear of punishment at the polls.  Nor did Obama push amnesty in 2011 or 2012, afraid of hurting his own re-election chances.

Report: Congress can block Obama's immigration mandate.  The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says Congress has the power to block funding for President Obama's executive action on immigration, refuting a position taken by the top House appropriator.  House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., has argued that Congress can't block funding to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with enforcing the president's calls to authorize work permits and other paperwork for illegal immigrants living in the U.S., because it operates mostly on fees it collects rather than federal tax revenue.

Who's Planning to Sue Obama Over Immigration?  Five Republican governors are so upset with President Obama's executive actions regarding the nation's immigration system they are ready to take the nation's chief executive to court.  A sixth, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, did not raise the possibility of a lawsuit in her response to Obama's executive actions.  But she did blast the president — whose Justice Department sued Arizona over its immigration enforcement practices four years ago — for "thwarting Congress and the American people."  "Evidently this president must be reminded that we, the American people, elected a president that serves beneath the law.  We did not anoint a tyrannical king that is above the law," she said in a statement.

Executive Action for Immigration.  The President's "immigration accountability executive action" has confused many Americans since a president's action is more or less a "wish list" and does not have the legally binding power of an executive order.  Unlike an executive order, an executive action is not published in the Federal Register.  An executive order can be reversed by Congress or by the courts.  Is this executive action meant to obfuscate the illegal immigration issue and postpone the "fixing of the broken immigration," a euphemism for refusing to enforce the already existing laws?

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo.  Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday [11/26/2014].

The Rule of Memo.  Turn now to the President's "executive action" on immigration.  What did he do?  According to a wide variety of media sources, the President issued an executive order. [...] Wow. Some executive order.  Except there isn't one.  Check the White House web site under the section "Presidential Actions."  The most recent executive order is one from October 17, on consumer financial transactions.  What the President signed on Friday, November 21 were two memoranda, setting up a task force and directing government officials to recommend improvements in the immigration system. [...] An executive order has the force of law.  The Office of the Federal Register assigns it a number and publishes it.  There is a permanent record; a place to go to find it.  None of this applies to the memo.

Confusion, fears of scams over Obama's immigration order.  The usually busy Mexican consulate in Los Angeles has been even busier since President Obama announced executive action on immigration.  The president's actions will allow millions of people who are in this country illegally to avoid deportation — if they meet certain conditions.  It's been less than a week since the president's announcement and already there is confusion over paperwork.

Congressional Research Service: Congress Has Power to Block Funding for Obama's Executive Amnesty.  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has concluded that House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is wrong, and that Congress can in fact block funding for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty order.

About That Gloating From Mexico.  Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed President Obama's amnesty, richly suggesting he'd done us a favor by letting millions come here.  But those amnesty beneficiaries fled his nation's failure.  He should be red-faced with shame.

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The legal and illegal immigrants from Mexico seem awfully proud of the Mexican culture, the language, and the driving habits they should have left behind.  Perhaps the Mexican President should be red-faced, but so should those who have fled his country — those who fail to acknowledge that the U.S.A. is a thousand times better than the country they came from.

Barack Obama, Troll.  If all King Obama was doing was opting not to deport some immigrants here illegally, he'd be on safer ground. But his new proposal would allow an estimated 3.5 million "undocumented Americans" to get all sorts of documents — Social Security numbers, work permits, drivers licenses, etc.  That's not prosecutorial discretion, that's a rewrite of existing law.

5 Ways Congress Can Push Back on Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration.  Last week, President Obama announced executive actions on immigration that would defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.  Members of Congress should rightfully be concerned that the president is usurping their legislative power and, at a minimum, not faithfully executing the law.  There are a variety of ways that Congress can try to rein in the president.  Here are just some: [...]

Robert Rector: Amnestied Illegal Immigrants to Cost Taxpayers $2 Trillion Over Their Lifetime.  The undocumented immigrants granted amnesty by President Barack Obama's executive orders will likely cost taxpayers $2 trillion, according to Heritage Foundation poverty expert Robert Rector.  "The net cost — which is total benefits minus total benefits paid in — of the amnesty recipients I estimate will be around $2 trillion over the course of their lifetime," Rector explained in an interview with Breitbart News Monday [11/24/2014].  He added that the calculation is based on the assumption that 4 million undocumented immigrants will participate and they will live, on average, 50 years.

Obama's Amnesty Will Cost $22,000 Per US College Grad.  President Barack Obama's amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion, or roughly $40 billion a year for the next five decades.  The cost of Obama's generosity is equivalent to 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.  Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.  Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate's four-year college degree.

Surprise: Border Crossings Surge With Obama's Legalization Announcement.  Last week President Obama announced his plan to legalize at least five million people living illegally in the United States during a primetime address to the nation from the White House.  He detailed the plan again last Friday at a Las Vegas high school.  Just before his announcement, law enforcement officers working in and people living along the Texas border with Mexico were already seeing a surge in illegal immigration as a result.

The Unstoppable Emperor of La Raza.  [T]he reality of life in 2014, 2015, and 2016 is that we've got millions — five is the current guess, but it's an open ledger — of Mexicans and Central Americans with a smattering of others who are getting social security numbers and work permits and it's a safe bet the government will disperse them in a way, and not track them, so that it will be practically impossible to remove them.

Obama amnesty leaves most illegal immigrants still in fear of deportation.  The White House says President Obama's new executive action on immigration cleared nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation, but that still leaves more than half the population currently in the U.S. illegally in at least some fear of being kicked out.  Amid the congratulations and promises to sign up as many illegal immigrants as possible, advocacy groups lamented those left behind:  gay immigrants, other adults without children, those who arrived within the last five years, those whose children were born outside the U.S. and those with criminal records, which leaves them ineligible.

Amnesty For Illegals Is Importing Poverty Into The U.S..  Rep. Michele Bachmann warned that the immigrants about to be amnestied have high illiteracy rates and may vote.  The left howled, but the reality is she understated it.  The hard data tell the story.  Commenting on President Obama's amnesty of 5 million illegals, the Minnesota Republican told reporters at the Capitol, "The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming to the United States who can't speak the English language."  She added that many will vote illegally, too. [...] As for the ability to speak English, Bachmann is particularly accurate:  Central Americans, despite the long exposure of their illegals to the U.S., have the lowest English proficiency in the entire hemisphere.

ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas.  The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds.  "We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration.  The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring," said Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas S. Winkowski.  In advance of the president's new pro-immigrant announcement set for Thursday night, ICE is readying its strategy for next year when over 100,000 illegals are expected to flood over the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Injustice of Amnesty.  President Obama looks set to embark on a power play that will usurp the legislative power of Congress. [...] Administrative amnesty is unjust.  The United States already admits around a million legal permanent immigrants a year, more than any other nation in the world.  They have waited their turn, followed the rules and worked hard to get here.  If we allow certain people to skip the line — rewarding them for breaking the rules — we are no longer a nation of equals: we become a nation of favoritism.  This is unfair to both legal immigrants and to all law-abiding Americans.

Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama.  Apparently, America now has its first emperor.  And he has issued an imperial order to dissolve America's borders.  Millions more will enter and demand the same amnesty benefits as those who came before.  The entire moral foundation and consistency of our laws will have been eviscerated.  Law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that the president's new amnesty will unleash a "tidal wave" of illegal immigration.  The impact on our jobs, wages, hospitals, schools, police departments and neighborhoods will be crushing.

Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama.  President Obama's executive amnesty will provide an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress rejected, in violation of federal law.  His order will grant them social security numbers, government-issued ID's, legal status and work permits.  Illegal immigrants will now be able to take jobs and benefits directly from struggling Americans in a time of high unemployment and low wages.  They will be able to take jobs from Americans in all occupations, ranging from truck drivers to power company workers to jobs with city government.  Many illegal immigrants will also be able to obtain green cards and become permanent residents, allowing them access to almost all federal programs, to receive citizenship and sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S.  In addition to providing formal amnesty benefits for 5 million illegal immigrants, President Obama has also eliminated virtually all enforcement with respect to the other nearly 7 million illegal immigrantsin the United States.

Obama's executive legalization could reverberate into 2017.  For Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Obama's sweeping immigration action could prove a boon or a burden.  The move is popular with Latinos, and this growing demographic delivered 73 percent of its vote to Obama in 2012.  It could further cement Latino support for Democrats two years from now.  But initial public opinion polls show dissatisfaction with how Obama is using his claimed executive authority.

"Obama has engaged in a sustained and calculated campaign to dismantle the immigration laws of the United States".  President Obama's executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass.  The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs and work permits — allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.  This amnesty plan was rejected by the American people's Congress.  By refusing to carry out the laws of the United States in order to make his own, the President is endangering our entire Constitutional order.

New Jersey is the nation's #1 magnet for illegal aliens.  It's an invasion.  And New Jersey is at the front of the front lines.  Over the past 4 years we've added more illegal aliens than any other state.

Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty.  With his questionably Constitutional move to protect America's vast undocumented population, President Obama has provided at least five million immigrants, and likely many more, with new hope for the future.  But at the same time, his economic policies, and those of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, may guarantee that many of these newly legalized Americans will face huge obstacles trying to move up in a society creating too few opportunities already for its own citizens, much less millions of the largely ill-educated and unskilled newcomers.  Democratic Party operatives, and their media allies, no doubt see in the legalization move a step not only to address legitimate human needs, but their own political future.

Is there a legal difference between a few thousand illegals amnestied and 5 million?  I'm not a Constitutional scholar, nor even a lawyer.  But you and I can both read.  Perhaps the most incredible aspect of the Constitution is that it was written not so that lawyers would only understand it, but so that ordinary people could easily grasp the concepts involved and understand their rights and the limits of government power.  If scholars can justify what Obama is doing as Constitutional, then our reading of what the Constitution says is no longer valid and the document itself has become irrelevant.

Obama's executive action on immigration will have big repercussions on states.  As Republicans in Washington debate how to fight Obama's executive action, the real battle could take place in state legislatures that have a say over how exactly to carry out the plan.  For starters, states will have to provide proper outreach and support to help the immigrants figure out how to apply for deferred action — and state governments can vary their efforts in reaching out to undocumented populations offering assistance.

Illegals get a pay raise while current American workers' checks could get squeezed.  Illegal immigrants stand to make out nicely, seeing a big jump in their wages under President Obama's policy, announced Thursday, granting millions of them temporary amnesty and the chance to work legally, but analysts say American workers in some jobs are likely to feel a pinch from new competitors.  While most of the illegal immigrants to whom Mr. Obama granted tentative legal status were already under little fear of deportation, they were usually working in the shadows, either off-the-books or using a bogus Social Security number that trapped them in low-skilled jobs and left them vulnerable to abuse by unscrupulous employers.

Most Legalized Illegals Will Have No Net Income-Tax Liabilities.  President Obama says that his executive order will ensure that currently illegal immigrants will have to "pay their fair share of taxes." But [...] a 2006 analysis by the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, concludes that "we can be virtually certain that illegal immigrants earned less than $24,000 per year, on average, probably much less."  That amounts to around $29,000 in 2014 dollars, well below the threshold where an American has a net income-tax liability.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama over immigration plan.  Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an outspoken critic of the federal government, announced late Thursday he's suing President Barack Obama over his recently unveiled plan to reform the nation's immigration system.  A group called Freedom Watch is representing Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, in the suit, which was filed shortly after Obama announced the executive action he plans to sign today in Las Vegas.  The suit calls Obama's plan unconstitutional and asks for a preliminary restraining order to block it.

House GOP Announce Dec 3 Hearing To Probe Obama's Immigration Edict.  House Republicans are vowing to take every step they can to fight the president's unlawful executive edict on immigration.  One of their first shots will come in the form of a House Homeland Security hearing on December 3 when the committee will ask Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson how the reduction in deportations will affect border security.  Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas promised to use "every tool" at his disposal to fight the president's unconstitutional actions from being implemented.

Obama signs executive orders delaying deportations for millions of illegal immigrants.  President Obama signed two executive actions on Friday that would delay deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.  The president, who signed the controversial policies aboard Air Force One, then spoke about his action at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.  Del Sol is the same school where he laid out his blueprint for immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.  Several hundred protestors lined the streets holding "No Amnesty" and "Impeach Obama" signs.

Union chief: Obama to shield 250K farm workers from deportation.  President Obama's executive action on immigration will provide deportation relief to a quarter million farm workers, a top union executive said after a meeting at the White House on Wednesday [11/19/2014].  "We were pleased to learn from the President today that at least 250,000 farm workers (and at least 125,000 California farm workers) will be eligible for deportation relief under his executive action," said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of United Farm Workers (UFW), in a statement Wednesday.

Don't Count Out The Court.  With Obama's executive amnesty imminent, anonymous White House aides are cockily dismissing John Boehner's threatened lawsuit against it as a stunt.  Even among opponents of executive amnesty — and I'm with them — there's a tendency to pooh pooh the suit.  It's a loser, it will take forever to decide, it's an attempt to 'redirect Republican rage' away from budgetary remedies like denying funding, etc.  Not so fast.  I'm all for giving defunding a try — also holding up appointments — but don't sell the lawsuit short.

The Game Plan to Stop Obama's Unconstitutional Amnesty.  The Obama Administration is planning to pardon at least 4.5 million illegal aliens and grant them work permits.  This move will allow them to receive driver's licenses and Social Security cards, and eventually obtain access to our welfare system.  Additionally, as part of his coup, he is planning to make numerous changes to our immigration system — all without the consent of Congress.  It's as if Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, which explicitly grants Congress plenary power over immigration and naturalization, does not exist.

Obama Is Not a Monarch.  The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law.  Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally.  To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people.

Obama's Amnesty Will Add As Many Foreign Workers As New Jobs Since 2009.  President Barack Obama's unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation's legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.  The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports.  Obama has already provided or promised almost one million extra work permits to foreigners, while his economy has only added six million jobs since 2009.

The Case against Obama's Amnesty.  Just a few years ago, a prominent national Democrat firmly and unequivocally rejected the idea that the president of the United States could singlehandedly enact an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants.  In 2011, for example, this Democrat reminded us that "there are laws on the books that Congress has passed," and that therefore it would not be permissible for the president to "suspend deportations through executive order."  In 2013, this same Democrat noted that granting a unilateral amnesty for adults residing in our country illegally was "not an option," because it would amount to "ignoring the law."  As you might have guessed, that Democrat was President Obama.

DHS secretary says country could face new surge of illegals.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Wednesday [11/19/2014] that the country could face another spike in illegal immigration as the U.S. economy picks up and as seasonal patterns change, though he said they have made major progress in combatting the surge of illegal immigrant children that wrong-footed his department earlier this year.  "We're determined that we need to do more ourselves for border security," Mr. Johnson said in a speech at the National Press Club sponsored by Democratic group NDN.  "I'm concerned about the possibility of another rise in illegal migration."

Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy.  Mr. Obama is now acting like, in his words, an "emperor."  His hypocrisy is, even by his standards, staggering.  But hypocrisy is not unusual in politicians and presidents; firing a missile aimed at our constitutional form of government is.  And that is what Mr. Obama is about to do.

Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Is Unlikely to Include Health Benefits.  Millions of undocumented immigrants who are set to be granted a form of legal status by President Obama as early as this week will not receive one key benefit:  government subsidies for health care available under the Affordable Care Act.  Mr. Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in the United States illegally, and to shield them from deportation.  But an official familiar with the administration's deliberations said on Tuesday [11/18/2014] that such people would not be eligible for subsidized, low-cost plans from the government's health insurance marketplace,

The Editor says...
You can believe that story if you like, but it's obvious that even if Obama is telling the truth for once, under Obama's wholesale amnesty plan, the incremental approach is still in play:  The millions of illegal aliens will get permission to stay here, then they'll eventually get Obamacare, food stamps, subsidized housing, full citizenship and voting rights.  Just not all at once.  These things have to be carefully meted out in order to avoid backlash.  (Keywords:  boiled frog.)

One week later, an update:
Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action.  Under President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.

In the aftermath of blanket amnesty, there's no need for detention.
US to close family detention center in New Mexico.  The Obama administration will close a temporary family immigration detention center in rural New Mexico by the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned.

Trashing the republic to save his party with immigration 'reform'.  [Scroll down]  Why would President Obama do such a thing?  It is simple.  When people like him suffer crushing election losses, it is never because he is wrong, that his policies are terrible, or that nobody trusts him anymore.  It is because there is something terribly wrong with the people who voted.  That is why Mr. Obama actually declared after the election that he would dismiss the voices of this year's election voters in favor of the message he heard from all those people who didn't vote.  He really did actually say that.

While We Were "Grubering" The State Dept and DHS Executed "Operation Alien Influx".  Last week, on a Friday no less, Joe Biden executed a full usurpation of immigration law that had nothing to do with Presidential Executive Orders.

White House: Obama Is Not A King Or An Emperor But He Can Order Executive Amnesty.  President Obama is not a king or an emperor, according to the White House, but he still has lawful authority to issue executive amnesty for illegal immigrants.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters that Obama still stood by his remarks about not being a king or an emperor of the United States, allowing him to act unilaterally on immigration reform.

A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves.  President Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order.  As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words:  Tough luck.

Obama's Amnesty Will Loot Social Security To Give Your Money To Illegal Aliens.  House conservatives correctly argued that the "Gang of Eight" bill and its various House companion bills would allow illegal aliens immediate access to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and various other welfare programs, such as food stamps.  While the proponents of the "Gang of Eight" bill tried to finesse the issue the bottom line was and is that once the government gives a Social Security number and card to an illegal alien that opens up a whole smorgasbord of federal, state and local benefits — and it also opens up the possibility of registering to vote.  Now the Federation of American Immigration Reform has produced a stunning report that details how Obama's planned illegal "executive amnesty" will provide the same free ride that the "Gang of Eight" bill did.

Obama's royal flip-flop on using executive action on illegal immigration.  With President Obama poised to take executive action to address immigration, perhaps as early as this week, he was challenged by a reporter to explain why he believed he could take this action now, after years of saying his hands were tied.  The president responded with a Pinocchio-laden straw man, saying that the questions had a distinct focus:  "their interest was in me, through executive action, duplicating the legislation that was stalled in Congress."  But as we shall see, the questions actually specifically addressed the sorts of actions that he is contemplating now.

The Great Immigration Betrayal.  In the months since President Obama first seem poised — as he now seems poised again — to issue a sweeping executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, we've learned two important things about how this administration approaches its constitutional obligations.  First, we now have a clear sense of the legal arguments that will be used to justify the kind of move Obama himself previously described as a betrayal of our political order.

Obama's imminent plans to halt deportations of millions of illegal immigrants divides Democrats.  Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to hold off on an immigration announcement until after Congress passes legislation to fund the government through next year.  Members of the Democratic caucus in upper chamber are worried that imminent action by the president will provoke Republicans and derail debate on a critical spending bill, which must be enacted by Dec. 11 to avoid a government shut down.

ICE Agents Demoralized by Obama's Treasonous Policies.  Don't blame government agents for their failure to defend the country from invasion.  They have to follow orders, even when these orders come from a quisling who does not mean the country well — which can't be much fun: [...]

Cornyn: 'Criminal Organizations Would be One of the Biggest Beneficiaries' of Immigration Order.  The Senate minority whip asserted on the floor yesterday that an executive order from President Obama on immigration would embolden criminal organizations south of the border.  "The president has already made a number of unilateral changes in U.S. immigration policy with disastrous results," Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said.  "We have seen literally thousands of convicted criminals released from U.S. custody, including those with violent records, and, of course, it wasn't that long ago we saw what had been called a genuine humanitarian crisis unfold along the southern border in my state."

Goodlatte: Obama Opens 'Pandora's Box' By Letting Illegals Bring Central American Families to U.S..  President Barack Obama's administration is unveiling a plan to allow illegal aliens who receive amnesty under the president's planned executive action — and other aliens as well — to petition the government to bring family members from three Central American countries to the United States.  The plan, from the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), would allow aliens to bring family members from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — the three countries at the center of this past summer's border crisis — to America.

Obama's potential immigration plan could enter uncharted territory.  President Obama's expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory.  The path is built on the long-accepted principle, going at least as far back as the 1970s, that any administration should have wide discretion over how it deals with those who are in this country illegally.  Obama, however, is poised to take that leeway significantly farther [sic] than before.

Politico: Conservative Stand Against Obama's Executive Amnesty Leaves White House in Disarray.  The White House must have thought Republicans in Congress would fall in line behind Speaker John Boehner and let President Barack Obama do what he's "gotta do" on executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.  Politico reports that as Republicans have instead organized behind incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to oppose the President, the Democrats and White House — including Obama himself — are showing signs of weakness.

The Big Money Behind the Push for an Immigration Overhaul.  When President Obama announces major changes to the nation's immigration enforcement system as early as next week, his decision will partly be a result of a yearslong [sic] campaign of pressure by immigrant rights groups, which have grown from a cluster of lobbying organizations into a national force.  A vital part of that expansion has involved money:  major donations from some of the nation's wealthiest liberal foundations, [...]

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Yes, this article came from the New York Times, and was written by a professional.  Even so, I challenge you to show me the dictionary that omits the hyphen from "years-long."

Executive order on immigration would ignite a political firestorm.  Reports are rampant that President Obama will sign an executive order as soon as this week that will allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.  Signing such an order would have explosive political consequences — it would not only reshape the near-term fights in Congress but also have a potentially profound effect on the two parties' national coalitions heading into the 2016 election and beyond.

Here's What House GOP Could Do When Obama Issues His Immigration Order.  When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration, House Republicans will be waiting with repercussions.  They're readying for a fight as Obama crafts administrative action that could reportedly defer the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants.  This would likely count as the "big and bold" move Democrats are urging Obama to take, but many Republicans view this as an overreach of presidential power.  It's an action that should have consequences, they say.

A lawless presidency will destroy itself.  The presence of an estimated 11 million illegals within our borders is a problem that must eventually be dealt with in a sensible manner.  Mass deportations are neither feasible nor desirable, especially with those targeted by the president's orders that may have children or other family members who are either citizens or legal residents.  It is also true that many Republicans that supported the bipartisan immigration compromise that passed the Senate last year signed on to a process that would have given illegals a path, albeit a difficult one, to citizenship.  However, the need to address the problem doesn't justify the president's stand.

Working for ICE 'is Hell right now,' as Obama plans amnesty for illegals.  Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report.  "Yes," said one, "working for this agency is hell right now."  That was the latest message to immigration policy critic Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.  She has charted the woes of the officers who carry out the president's orders.

Our Fundamental Problem Is That We Do Not Have An American President.  Obama is proposing to change our immigration laws by executive fiat, something which has never been done in the history of the country.  It is a bright-line impeachable offense such as has never been committed in the country's history.  But Obama is willing to do it anyway, because for him the fundamental change that amnesty for tens of millions of illegal immigrants both already here and those sure to deluge the country in the weeks and months after the amnesty is granted is a prize worth its price.  For Obama there is no dishonor in impeachment — he doesn't believe in the legitimacy of the opposition to his policies. [...] The next two years hold the prospect of our destruction as a constitutional republic.

Is Immigration Americans' No. 1 Priority?  The fourth issue of big-government overreach is extraordinarily dangerous.  You can be sure that Barack Obama will completely bypass Congress and sign an executive order to basically extend amnesty to millions of illegals.  This will be done whether there is an outcry from the American people or not.  He already knows how Americans feel on this issue, but nothing will stop his agenda.

Obama's immigration plan to reach far fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers.  U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said.

Voters Strongly Oppose Legal Rights, Government Benefits for Illegal Immigrants.  The Obama administration yesterday announced that it is spending $9 million to provide lawyers for some of the young illegal immigrants who flooded across the border earlier this year, but voters strongly believe these illegal immigrants do not have the same legal rights U.S. citizens do.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters say the new illegal immigrants should not have the same legal rights and protections that U.S. citizens have.

Obama Administration Providing Illegal Immigrants Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers.  President Barack Obama's administration will spend $2 million dollars of taxpayer funds to provide illegal immigrant children with legal representation.  On Friday [6/6/2014], the Justice Department announced a "justice AmeriCorps" program that will fund nearly 100 lawyers across 29 cities with one-year grants and stipends so they can represent illegal immigrants who have been flooding into the country and being warehoused, most notably in Texas.

They must have found a lawyer who was willing to help.
16 illegals sue Arizona rancher.  An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

More about lawyers.

Obama 'looking forward' to immigration order.  President Obama is "looking forward" to taking executive action on immigration, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in an interview published Tuesday [11/11/2014]. [...] The president's vow to act unilaterally has emerged as a major sticking point between the White House and congressional Republicans, who say last week's election results show voters do not want the president to act without Congress.

Sheriffs Plan Massive Gathering in Washington to Oppose Executive Amnesty.  Sheriffs across the country are planning a massive gathering in Washington, D.C., to speak out against President Obama's potential executive action on immigration.  Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Mass., sent a letter to organize a meeting of sheriffs in Washington, D.C., on December 10, two days before the existing government-funding bill expires, to meet with congressmen and encourage them to take action to secure the border.

Obama prepares to defy voters' will — again.  When Obama acts, Congress will have no choice but to react.  Obama's edict will involve ordering the executive branch not to enforce laws that Congress has passed and that lawmakers have specifically declined to change.  Writing the nation's immigration laws is the responsibility of Congress, and Obama's action will likely be a major encroachment on the legislature's constitutional authority.

Sheriffs to March on Washington in Protest of Illegal Immigration Lawlessness.  As President Obama continues to double down on his plans to inappropriately use his executive authority to rewrite immigration law, Sheriffs around the country have had enough and are planning to make their voices heard with a march on Washington D.C. in December.  The march is being organized by Massachusetts Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, not border sheriffs as people might expect.

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare.  President Obama's 2012 program to defer deportation of young illegal immigrants greatly eased their ability to get jobs, credit cards, bank accounts, driver's licenses and even Obamacare despite their undocumented status, according to a new Harvard University report.  The review of over 2,000 young illegals given relief from deportation by Obama's June 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, found that many have won the same benefits as U.S. citizens, including higher education despite the failure of the so-called Dream Act that led to the president's initiative.

House GOP Split on How to Stop Obama Executive Amnesty.  Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders.  The federal government is currently funded through a continuing resolution that runs out at midnight on December 11. Salmon, echoing similar calls from Republican senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah, proposes that Congress pass a bill that would fund the government until early next year.  If the president moves ahead with his executive amnesty, the expiring continuing resolution would give Republicans an opportunity to block funding for the president's action after both houses of Congress are under Republicans' control.

Obama's Amnesty Strategy.  The day after the Republican Party won enough Senate seats to give them a majority in the U.S. Senate, President Obama reaffirmed his position that only those bills passed by Congress that are acceptable to him will be signed into law. He did not say that he will have his aides liaise with Congressional leaders to come up with a compromise which, once placed upon his desk, he would sign. He made no hint that he will communicate closely with Congress to craft bills.  Obama also stated that if Congress doesn't resolve the immigration issue he will take executive action and resolve it himself, implying that he will issue a constitutionally improper executive order.

Sheldon Adelson Blasts Conservative Amnesty Opponents Ahead of 2016The Washington Post reports that Adelson, who spent nearly $100 million in 2012 and will likely spend a hefty sum in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, "upbraided many in the GOP for their opposition to legalizing millions" of illegal immigrants.  He reportedly said that without a "comprehensive overhaul" that would legalize all of the country's illegal immigrants, the nation would not be "the America that I'm proud to live in.

Inside the Plan to Block Obama's Amnesty.  When many Republicans were still celebrating the GOP's historic electoral victory, conservatives on Capitol Hill began meeting in private to develop a plan to stop President Obama's planned executive action on immigration.  The resounding support of the American people at the polls last week appears to have given some House and Senate Republicans new confidence that they can face down Obama and win.  Yet that doesn't even mean they'll necessarily get their chance:  Republican leadership in both bodies may resist putting up the stakes involved.

Amnesty and Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  If the president refuses to enforce the immigration laws and grants something close to a blanket amnesty, we will be on an inexorable course toward citizenship — and, crucially, voting rights — for millions of illegal aliens, also known as Democrats waiting to happen.  It is the Left's dream of a permanent, unassimilated, post-American governing majority.  Is that where we are headed?

Heads up to Obama, the GOP, and the media: You've got it all wrong!.  Why should any restrictions be eased for people who have broken the law?  It makes no sense.  It is illogical, irrational, and unlawful. [...] What Obama is threatening to do is another drastic action that shreds our Constitution, does an end run around Congress, silences the will of the people, breaks the law, and further weakens America.

President, VP May Differ on Immigration Strategy: 'Obama Angrily Cut Biden Off'.  President Obama and Vice President Biden might not see eye-to-eye on immigration strategy.  A hint of an apparent disagreement was on display during Obama's lunch with congressional leaders on Friday [11/7/2014] at the White House.

Former members of Bush administration push for immigration reform.  Just what exactly is "immigration reform," and why do we need it?  As far as I can tell, immigration reform has become a slogan with no compelling mandate.  We already have immigration laws on the books.  We have a system for people to legally immigrate to the United States.  And we have a system, at least in theory, to address those who are here illegally when they are caught.  We don't need reform.  We need to enforce the law.

Sen. Ted Cruz fires a warning shot over Harry Reid's bow on "Obama's lawless amnesty".  ["]We write to express our alarm with President Obama's announced intention to take unilateral executive action by the end of this year to lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally.  The Supreme Court has recognized that "over no conceivable subject is the power of Congress more complete" than its power over immigration.  Therefore, President Obama will be exercising powers properly belonging to Congress if he makes good on his threat.  This will create a constitutional crisis that demands action by Congress to restore the separation of powers.["]

At White House, Republicans Press Obama To Drop Executive Amnesty.  Congressional GOP leaders urged President Obama to drop his plans to issue an executive amnesty at the White House, prompting an intense back-and-forth between the top leaders of both parties.  A senior GOP aide with knowledge of the meeting's events said Boehner and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's message on the issue was "very forceful" — and that Obama seemed taken aback by it.  The intense brushback spawned 30 minutes of Obama defending himself on the issue and was a dominant issue in the meeting, the source said.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Congress Must Prohibit Funding for Unilateral Obama Amnesty.  Granting "executive amnesty" to millions of people who came to the U.S. illegally "needs to be stopped," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Thursday night [11/6/2014].  "Congress simply has to bar the expenditure of any money to carry out such a scheme because it would be a very expensive scheme," Sessions said.

Obama Wants Conservatives to Self-Cannibalize Over His Executive Action on Immigration.  Having received a walloping in the elections, President Obama has promised to double down by tearing the country apart over illegal immigration.  "I've shown a lot of patience," he said with characteristic conceit at Wednesday's contrition-free press conference.  Make no mistake.  It will be the opening salvo of a two-year campaign that will decide which course the country takes:  one that fundamentally alters our way of life or one that conserves our many blessings.

Here's How Conservatives Aim to Stop Obama's Action on Illegal Immigrants.  Aides to conservative members of the U.S. Senate say their bosses are rallying around a strategy to prevent President Obama from taking executive action to move illegal immigrants toward citizenship:  Use government funding bills to withhold the money the president needs to implement his plan.  At the same time, some of the Senate's most conservative members are worried that party leadership could try to strike a deal with Democrats in the lame duck session on a longer-term spending agreement that could limit lawmakers' ability to defund whatever Obama decides to do.

Voters Reject Illegal Alien Rewards.  An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday [11/4/2014].  Their message:  Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws.  They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear:  Put Americans first.  Will D.C. listen?  These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants.  They're tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives.  They're tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government's systemic refusal to protect its borders and fully implement interior enforcement.

Illegal Immigration: Too High a Toll.  While Mexico relies on more than $20 billion in annual remittances from Mexican expatriates in the U.S., illegal immigration continues to cost Los Angeles County taxpayers alone nearly $2 billion a year and siphons resources away from vital municipal services for legal immigrants and county residents.  Our healthcare delivery system has become the HMO for the world, and our education system is failing.  In public safety, 25 percent of our county jail inmates are illegal — and the cost of illegals on our county's justice system is $550 million per year, including incarceration, prosecution, defense and probation.

Why These 6 Senators Say Obama Is Risking a 'Constitutional Crisis' Over Amnesty.  Despite yesterday's [11/4/2014] electoral losses, Obama is reportedly moving forward with an immigration plan before the end of the year.  In a letter today to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., the six senators expressed their concern over Obama's vow to take executive action.  According to the letter, such action would "lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally."

Did Obama's immigration punt backfire?  The biggest Election Day question haunting the White House is this:  did President Obama blow it by bowing to Southern senate Democrats and delaying action on effectively legalizing millions of undocumented workers?  Mr. Obama promised to use executive authority before the election to defer deportation of untold millions of undocumented laborers with no felony convictions and a long record of residency.  The administration never said how many would qualify but estimates ranged from three million to nine million.

Deliver an Anti-Amnesty Message That Democrats Won't Soon Forget.  Every single Senate Democrat voted for the Obama-backed plan to provide immediate work permits to 12 million illegal immigrants — allowing them to compete for any job in America.  This legislation would also double the rate at which low-wage guest workers are brought into the U.S. to fill jobs throughout the economy.  Further, the legislation would triple the rate of permanent immigration, giving lifetime work permits and citizenship to over 30 million immigrants over the next ten years.

Republican senators warn Obama against executive action on amnesty.  Three of President Obama's GOP partners on immigration warned him Thursday [10/30/2014] not to try to act on his own to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, saying the border is not yet secure enough from either illegal immigration or potential terrorist threats.

Rep. Smith Slams Use of Obamacare Funds to Promote 'Dreamer' Amnesty.  In a letter to House Appropriations Chair Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) on Tuesday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called for defunding a provision in Obamacare that has been allowing taxpayer dollars set aside for public health initiatives to fund television ads for President Obama's illegal alien amnesty programs.  In his letter, Smith cites a $15 million grant from the Prevention and Public Health Fund that the Department of Health and Human Services gave the California Endowment.  The Prevention and Public Health Fund was created by the Affordable Care Act to support public health care initiatives.  The California Endowment is a statewide, private health foundation that supplies grants for various organizations throughout California, and has served as one of the Obama administration's loudest promoters of Obamacare.

Deflationary Effects of Illegal Immigration.  The push for a higher minimum wage is driven by the phenomenon that average wages have not increased as they might have been expected to over the course of the economic recovery.  The situation isn't really a "phenomenon" at all.  Simple supply and demand charts of jobs vs. available labor are all that is needed here.  The estimates vary, but the working number of illegals in this country hovers around the 11 million mark.  Do any liberal economists notice that an increase of 11 million in the labor pool increases the supply and thus inhibits the increase in average wages? [...] Labor costs are down because of the influx of illegals and those who have overstayed their visas.

La Raza's Advocacy Little More Than A Scheme To Encourage Illegals To Vote.  The National Council of La Raza is promoting no-identification voting states to its followers.  Might that have something to do with its advocacy of illegal immigration and the Democrats' flagging electoral fortunes?

Immigration union chief blasts W.H. amnesty plan.  The union president representing 12,000 immigration service agents said Monday he is staunchly opposed to President Obama using executive action to allow millions more illegal immigrants to obtain green cards and work permits.  Kenneth Palinkas, president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Service adjudicators and personnel, called reports about planned executive action "dangerous" and said it would increase "exponentially" the health risks, threats to national security and expense to taxpayers that he said are on the rise because of lax enforcement of immigration laws.

It's Time to Stand Up For American Workers.  Today [10/27/2014] Peter Kirsanow, a Civil Rights Commissioner, wrote President Obama to urge him to abandon the executive amnesty that is planned for after the election.  Kirsanow's letter focuses on the damage an amnesty, and increased legal immigration, will do to American workers, especially African-Americans and STEM workers.

The White House Gaslights America on Immigration.  The evidence by this point has become pretty overwhelming that the White House plans some sort of mass amnesty via executive fiat immediately after the elections have concluded.  Disgruntled Democrat Hispanics have openly declared that Obama has promised them as much, and earlier this week, Breitbart News revealed that the Administration was placing a supply order that would enable them to issue 34 million green cards, which would represent either a drastic and unprecedented increase in work visa issuage or (more likely) a one-time massive order for them pursuant to an Obama executive order.

Congressman Warns, "Republic is Dead" if Obama Moves Forward With This Plan.  A sitting congressman suggests that if President Barack Obama moves forward to enact amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants via executive order after the midterm elections and the American people do not rise up in protest, it will mean that the "republic has been destroyed."  Rep. Steve King said that such an action would amount to a blatant violation of the limits on presidential power imposed by the Constitution.

Labor Secretary: Obama Will Take 'Aggressive Exec Action' On Immigration For 'Shared Prosperity'.  Addressing the National Press Club this week, Perez, who is reportedly on the short list to be Obama's next attorney general, said the country needed to "fix our broken immigration system" with comprehensive amnesty legislation that is "big and bold" to ensure that there is "shared prosperity," which he said is a goal of his Labor Department.  Though the Congressional Budget Office determined that comprehensive amnesty legislation would lower the wages of American workers, Labor Secretary Perez championed it.

Jaw-Dropping Level of 'Progressive' Voter Fraud Already Everywhere You Look.  For all those — like myself — who figured Obama was only flooding us with illegals so as to later register them as lifelong Democrats, SURPRISE: it's here now, as illegal immigrants present on nation's soil for dubious reasons have been already automatically added to voter registration lists in North Carolina through Obama's 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' program.  You know, same North Carolina where skeevy Team Obama conspired to sign-up 11,000+ illegally-registered voters last time round... and not coincidentally, where no voter ID law exists.

Green cards on the table.  The White House intended to remain silent about its plans for immigration.  Revealing a scheme to open the floodgates of amnesty would be disastrous on the eve of the critical midterm elections.  But this is the gang that can't shoot straight.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday [10/17/2014] threw open the door to as many as 100,000 Haitians, who will now move into the United States without a visa.

Obama "deferred action" program is putting illegal aliens on voter rolls.  With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina's election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.  The illegal immigrants landed on the state's voter rolls, courtesy of the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The State Board of Elections said late Tuesday [10/21/2014] that more than 9,000 additional voters' names are being checked for legal status.  They do not expect to finish checking before early voting starts Thursday.

Obama plans to open immigration floodgates; transforming 'America into nation no one will recognize'.  You may have read that President Obama is quietly preparing to issue as many as 34 million green cards to illegal aliens, thereby transforming the country and the electorate into something other than a civil society.  And the process has already started.

Camden forum on driver's licenses for undocumented draws 300.  Eufracia Mora and her husband run a commercial and residential painting business, and often have to drive from two to three hours for a job.  The parents of two small children ride the whole way unlicensed and on edge.  "I'm always nervous every time I get in the car," Mora said, "Every day I drive for work, or I drive the kids to school, I'm worried I'll see a police car."

The Editor says...
Those who have sneaked into this country illegally — and especially those who perpetrate other crimes on top of their trespassing — should live in constant fear of deportation.

Obama: They Still Don't Get Who He is.  Fundamentally transforming America as founded requires open borders and granting amnesty to several millions of unskilled needy illegals.  Eventually, illegals will be granted amnesty and the right to vote.  Then, the Democrats' insidious deception will begin; convincing the new faux Americans that they are victims of racist white rich Republicans.  Step two is to seduce/addict them to government handouts.  The Step three is a promise to keep their supposed evil Republican Nemesis at bay.  And presto, millions of new Democrat voters.

Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs.  Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.  Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a "surge" scenario of 9 million id cards in one year "to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements."

Obama Admin: We May Need 'Surge' Of Millions Of Immigrant Ids 'For Any Number Of Reasons'.  In its first public response after Breitbart News reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is quietly preparing the capacity to issue more than double its baseline number of green cards and employment permits, a USCIS spokesman said such preparation is routine and that a spike in immigration applications could arise "for any number of reasons." [...] A year ago, such a plan might have been attributed to a forthcoming immigration bill.  Now, following the summer's border crisis, the chances of such a new law are extremely low, giving additional credence to the possibility the move is in preparation for an executive amnesty by Obama.

Up to 34 million blank 'green cards' and work permits to be ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant 'amnesty'.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' — the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States — as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.  According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages.

Obama Quietly Prepares 34 Million Green Cards and Work Permits for His Illegal Alien "Amnesty".  Remember, he's got a pen and a phone!  And isn't that all that the Constitution requires? [...] Hey, don't the American people overwhelmingly favor importing tens of millions of largely illiterate refugees from Third World countries — with unknown health conditions and criminal backgrounds — who will be dependent on the imploding welfare state?

White House Punts on USCIS Request for 'Surge' of Immigration ID's.  A draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a "surge" scenario of nine million id cards in one year "to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements."  The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year.

Obama Quietly Begins Unilateral Immigration Reform.  President Obama Friday made a downpayment on the sweeping immigration "reform" he is expected to unilaterally declare once the elections are out of the way, permitting up to around 100,000 prospective Haitian immigrants to bypass immigration law and enter the country.  The move, a typical Friday announcement designed to attract minimum notice, eliminated wait times for future Florida Democratic voters Haitians who have been approved to gain green cards in two years, allowing them to make their way to the United States beginning in 2015 instead and begin working if they want.  Their entry has to have been petitioned by "family" members already in the United States.

What Obama's nakedly political moves say about our screwed-up polity.  More and more, the president seems uninterested in even trying to hide the fact that he is making policy moves based on political considerations — in confessing he has to act one way until after the next election, at which point he can act another way.  The most obvious example was the administration's decision to delay immigration action until after the 2014 election — for admittedly political purposes.

Obama admin. to allow thousands of Haitians into U.S. without visas: 'Which countries are next?'  The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday [10/17/2014] for its "irresponsible" plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa.  Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said the administration's Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — which will allow thousands of Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits — is "an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch's authority."

You Want Executive Action? Here's Some Executive Action.  The president promises to lawlessly amnesty millions of illegal aliens on his own say-so, enabling them to get work cards, Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, EITC, foreign travel documents, and the rest.  But there are executive powers that he really does possess that he's not using.  Senator Sessions has helpfully provided a number of "lawful, constitutional executive actions" that the president should already be undertaking but isn't:
  •   Complete the border fence that Congress has previously passed into law;
  •   Create the exit-entry system to track foreign visa-holders, which Congress has repeatedly mandated;
  •   Cancel visas to any country that won't take back its own citizens;
  •   Stop the improper issuance of billions of dollars in child tax credits to illegal immigrants,
  •   Enforce the currently un-enforced public charge rule for immigrants to the U.S., both legal and illegal;

The Staggering Immigration Poll Numbers Driving Even Democrats To Denounce Amnesty.  When a Democratic Senate candidate, a darling of Hollywood liberals, starts attacking Republicans over supporting amnesty, you know something is going on, even if it is in a red state.

The Racism of Open Borders.  Democrats, "progressives", liberals, communists, and fascists have all declared, albeit in rather shrill and hysterical tones, that we can't close our borders, and to try is clearly racist.  Does it seem odd to anyone else that every other country in the world, without exception, has restricted borders but us?

In Oregon Green Card Fraud Case, No Fear Of The Law.  Does immigration law even exist?  It's not enough that illegals cross our border with impunity.  Now we have Oregon's "first lady" brazenly admitting to green-card fraud.  When is the law going to mean something?

America's "Elites" Are No Longer Elite And Our "Intellectuals" Aren't Intellectual.  How could it be that a nation that guided Germany and Japan away from violence and barbarism lost so much confidence in our culture that we no longer feel comfortable telling immigrants in our own nation that they need to assimilate into our culture?  That is what happens when a nation that used to be a meritocracy embraces mediocrities as "elites" and "intellectuals" for nothing more than spewing political correctness and refusing to rock the boat.

Don't Want Thousands of Illegal Aliens Shipped in Secret to Your Town? Tough..  One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.  Word broke this summer the federal government — at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton — was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.  Locals made it clear they had serious concerns, and about 1,000 people showed up at a June 19 town hall meeting in the Southern Virginia town of 1,300 to protest.  The federal government consequently backed down and looked elsewhere to house the teens and younger children.

With Illegals, Lawlessness Begets Lawlessness.  Most recently, the Daily Caller reported that illegals are being allowed to enroll in public schools without any immunization.  Those are the same people who this summer brought a raft of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, scabies and scarlet fever as they flooded across the Texas border from Latin America, lured by well-developed smuggling networks and the promise of "permisos" enabling them to stay.  They've also been allowed to board commercial jets without proper identification as illegals, while legal citizens wait in long lines, compelled to produce one document after another.  The same is true in prisons.  Many illegals are released early instead of serving full sentences, creating a jailhouse scam in which legal convicts claim to be illegals to qualify for deportation instead of serving their time.

Obama's Trojan Horses.  Insidiously, President Obama is using beautiful and needy illegal alien kids as perfect Trojan Horses to continue his fundamental transformation of America.  A Hudson Institute study shows that illegals granted amnesty by Obama are far less inclined to assimilate, embrace English, the concept of American Exceptionalism, and respect our Constitution.  The study also shows that illegals granted a "get into America free" pass from Obama do not view America as being better than other countries, thus, putting these future Democrat voters on the same page as Obama and the MSM.  Obama using kids as time-release Trojan Horses for his transformation of our country is brilliantly evil.  His exploitation of these kids includes using them as human shields, providing cover for his hidden-in-plain-sight criminal illegal alien invasion of America.  This arrogant evil man is skillfully exploiting the compassion, generosity and goodness of the American people.

Until We Stop the Flood, We Will Never Overcome This Border Crisis.  There is a common mistake made by caring Christians in thinking that the duty of a government and the duty of a Christian individual are the same.  They are quite different, and the differences are critical.  If a government turns the other cheek, is meek in the face of attack or threat to its citizens' way of life, then the people in that nation suffer.  The government must follow its own laws fairly and impartially so that it does not encourage lawlessness.

The New Pathway to Citizenship.  Assimilation is no longer the goal of immigration.  Immigration used to be assimilation into the American culture, becoming an American citizen.  But the left has devised a new requirement for bringing the "frightened people" who broke the law "out of the shadows."  Never mind that they live among us in plain sight, free to come and go as they please, taking advantage of our country and of our hospitality.  The new pathway to citizenship is forcing Americans to accept law breakers as equals, as citizens with the same rights and benefits but not the same responsibilities we have as American citizens.

The Hell That is the Obama White House.  [Scroll down]  The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America's borders and therefore American sovereignty.  Their plan is too flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor.  The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.

Illegal immigrant students bring '21 Spanish dialects' that teachers don't understand.  The placement of illegal immigrant students has wreaked havoc on schools across the country.  Many schools that have never had to deal with challenging situations related to immigrant students are now forced to do just that because of the federal government's actions.

Poll: 71%, Including Majority of Dems, Say No Government Benefits for Illegal Newcomers.  An overwhelming majority of likely voters, including a majority of Democrats, believe illegal immigrants from Central America should not be eligible for taxpayer-funded government benefits, according to a new poll.  A Rasmussen Reports poll found that 71% "say these illegal newcomers should not be eligible for government services and benefits."  Only 16% think "they are entitled to government aid" while 13% are undecided.

"Immigration Rights": What Are They?  Legally, of course, no one has a right to violate our immigration laws, whether the Obama administration enforces them or not.  So what does the president have in mind here?  It seems clear that Obama isn't suggesting that immigrants are somehow being denied their actual rights under American law.  Certainly he made no such explicit claim.  Rather, his point appears to be that some people — not everyone in the world presumably, but some unspecified group of people — have a "right" to enter the United States, or stay here, even though it is illegal to do so under U.S. law, as long as Barack Obama opposes the law in question.

Labor Secretary: Obama Wants Amnesty Because He Believes America Is Part of Global Universe.  Wednesday at his speech to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez said President Barack Obama will fulfill his promise to use an executive order to grant amnesty for up to 6 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States because he "has someone who has lived overseas, he understands that we are a global universe here in the United States and everywhere."

The Revolucionary is Right.  Americans did not worry about the massive migration of Mexicans and other third-world immigrants for many years due to their belief in equality and the idea of the American melting pot.  Unfortunately, both concepts are complete myths, devoid of any support from logic, history or science.  Despite the best efforts of the academic thought police and pop literary fantasists, such as Jared Diamond and Malcolm Gladwell, various scientific disciplines have quietly, but inexorably been demolishing the equalitarian hypothesis with regard to race, culture and sex.  There is, quite simply, no such thing as human equality in any material sense.

Most New Immigrant Families Fail to Report.  For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.

Massive 'Residential Center' to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants.  A large new immigrant housing center will be opened in South Texas.  The South Texas Family Residential Center will ultimately hold 2,400 individuals, primarily families, who were apprehended while crossing the Texas-Mexico border.  During their stay at the center foreigners will be provided with taxpayer-funded "medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel," Breitbart Texas has learned.  The facility will open in November in Dilley, Texas, which is located about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio.

GOP Asks Obama To Reveal His Secret Amnesty Plans.  GOP legislators rejected the business-backed bill after polls showed the public's growing opposition.  If approved, the bill would have cut salaries and widened the wealth gap by doubling the annual inflow of immigrants and guest-workers up to nearly 4 million per year.  That's almost level with the 4.3 million Americans who join the workforce each year.  But White House officials read those polls too, and announced in early September that Obama would delay his executive amnesty until after the election.

Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk.  At an event today [9/21/2014] at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates.

The Immigration Silver Bullet: Insurgents Chart a GOP Path To Victory.  How can Republicans recapture the U.S. Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats?  A new Politico poll points to a winning strategy — if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining seven weeks to nationalize the elections around one game-changing issue.

Go time: Illegals rushing border fearing U.S. crackdown.  The summer lull in illegal border crossings from Mexico is about to give way to a rush of even more immigrants in a frenzy of fear that Washington is about to shut the door, according to several Hispanic leaders.  In Honduras, for example, U.S. threats coupled with those from local leaders warning about the dangers of crossing the border have instead reenergized children and adults to run fast to America and pay inflated fees to "coyotes" to get them there.

NY Democrats Pushing Hard to Grant Citizen, Voting Rights to Illegal Immigrants.  Democrats in New York are pushing for — and openly hoping for — a chance to grant citizen and voting rights to illegal immigrants, making the Empire State a sanctuary state.  A bill titled the New York Is Home Act, [...] has received little attention from the media because it seems so far-fetched.  In fact, we personally had a reporter from ABC News respond to an e-mail asking if illegals were being given a path to citizen and voting rights through the municipal ID program, scoffing at the suggestion.  Admittedly, even during our report we also scoffed at the idea, saying the New York Is Home Act has "no chance of passing."  Unfortunately, that may not be true after all.

Lives for Votes.  While both parties are to some degree to blame for the porousness of our southern border, the party that has the singular ability to solve the problem via the levers of government, the Democrats, is ensuring that the problem becomes so pervasive and vast that it will be virtually unsolvable by generations of future elected representatives.  We witnessed the jarring spectacle of the president this past weekend absurdly blaming our recent influx of illegal aliens on the aliens themselves, as if he was powerless to stop them and knew nothing about his own policies ensuring both reward and opportunity once across our border.

Passport and social security number in one day if you are illegal.  [Scroll down]  That is exactly what happened to a busload of Mexicans who arrived from Laredo in Memphis, Tennessee. According to the video posted by, an American citizen confronted some of the members of the group who spoke no English, had been in the U.S. one day, but already had Social Security numbers and new Mexican passports issued not by the Mexican Consulate but by the Social Security office in Memphis.  As the videographer says in his citizen video, "They should get these [passports] in Mexico.

Latinos Threatening To Sit Out Elections Because Of Pres. Obama's About-Face On Immigration Reform.  Some Latino Democrats, saying they are fed up with President Barack Obama's broken promises on immigration reform, are threatening to sit out the midterm elections and claim there will be backlash at the ballot box come November.

Obama shelves immigration action; Hispanic activists enraged.  Immigrant-rights groups reacted furiously Saturday [9/6/2014] after the White House made clear President Obama will not take unilateral action on immigration before November's elections, nodding at the political realities of the issue as he punted on the key policy questions.  With a number of key Senate races in GOP-leaning states, Democrats had feared that action now would anger voters and cost them control of the upper chamber, and had privately begged the White House to hold off on any move to halt deportations.

GOPs: Obama Delay Means 'Radical Agenda,' 'Blanket Amnesty' in the Works.  Republicans lashed out at President Obama's decision to delay an immigration executive order until after midterm elections, saying the move is proof that what is coming will be drastic.  "Once again, President Obama is playing political games to protect his liberal friends in November by using sleight of hand to temporarily hide his radical agenda from the American people," House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said.  "The president needs to abandon his attempt to issue blanket amnesty by executive order, and instead focus on securing the border as the House already did."

Immigration Activist Warns Dems Will Face Voter Backlash After Obama's Amnesty Flip-Flop.  Immigration activist Erika Andiola warned President Obama that his party may face electoral consequences over his failure to enact executive amnesty before the November elections, claiming "people are not going to feel as engaged to go out and vote" after hearing "promises being broken by the president."  On Monday [9/8/2014], a panel on MSNBC's "Jose Diaz-Balart" savaged the White House's decision to delay promised executive amnesty for as many as six million illegal immigrants until after November, heeding calls from Senate Democrats desperate to hang onto their jobs.

Obama immigration delay means 60,000 to be deported by November.  Mr. Obama's decision to put off any action until after midterm elections, which the White House leaked Saturday hours before he announced it himself in an interview with NBC, was mocked by Republicans and enraged immigrant rights groups, who said they felt betrayed after throwing their support to the president in the 2012 election.  In the near term, it could help several vulnerable Senate Democrats who feared that unilateral action by Mr. Obama doom their campaigns.

Obama Will Legalize Millions After the Election Because You're Stupid.  [President Obama] originally promised that, by summer, he would legalize as many as 6 million, not counting the family members who will extend that number far beyond 5-6 million because of the chain migration meant to keep families together.  His self-imposed delay is to not damage election prospects of congressmen up for reelection.  He believes Americans are too stupid to understand the implications if they don't actually see it.

Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'.  A California Immigrant Policy Center report found that there are 2.6 million illegal immigrants in California (or 26% of all immigrants) while illegal immigrants make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce, including "38% of the agriculture industry and 14% of the construction industry."

24,639,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S..  The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007.  The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who are in the United States legally and those who are here illegally.

La Raza Pushes Obama To 'Fulfill His Promise' On Amnesty [Video].  In the face of a White House backtrack on executive amnesty, National Council of La Raza spokeswoman Janet Murguia pressed President Obama to "fulfill his promise" to approximately six million illegal immigrants, declaring that "we're done waiting."

More Senate Dems Caution Against Executive Amnesty Before Midterms.  Despite admonitions from amnesty activists, more Senate Democrats are urging Obama against extending executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, especially before the November elections, according to a Politico report.  "I have concerns about executive action," Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, said in a statement Thursday [9/4/2014], reported by Politico.  "This is a job for Congress, and it's time for the House to act."  In recent weeks Democrats in red states facing tough reelection races have pushed back against the president taking unilateral action on immigration reform.

Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are here illegally, study finds.  A report released Wednesday [9/3/2014] by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product.  The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security.  It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life.

US Signs Agreement with Mexico to Protect Mexican Workers — Including Illegals.  At a signing ceremony on Friday [8/29/2014], the U.S. government, through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mexican government to allow Mexican Nationals — regardless of immigration status — to "exercise their workplace rights."  The MOU is consistent with the "core mission of this commission," Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza said, adding "that regardless of national origin or immigration status all workers have rights and there are processes to safeguard them.

Study: Typical Illegal Resident in U.S. for More Than 12 Years.  The number of people living in the U.S. illegally last year was steady at 11.3 million, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday [9/3/2014].  But with the passing of time, the illegal population now has been in the U.S. much longer than was the case in previous years.  In 2013, the typical undocumented resident had been living in the U.S. for 12.7 years, Pew found, up from a median of less than eight years a decade earlier.  Those numbers could bolster the case made by many Democrats, and some Republicans, that the illegal immigration — problem is not growing worse, and that those already living here have become part of the fabric of American society.

Problems abound with health law immigration papers.  More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

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If 200,000 immigrants can't prove they are in this country legally, they should be rounded up and deported to the most distant points in their respective home countries.  Getting freebies from Uncle Sam (or not getting them) should be the least of their concerns.

Obama About to Fire His Smoking Gun Again.  Those who think that either the Constitution or possible negative consequences to the Democratic Party will deter President Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration policy probably still don't understand what makes this man tick. [...] The Washington Post is reporting that both Democrats and Republicans "are in a state of high anxiety" over the possibility that Obama will issue an executive order allowing millions of people who entered the country illegally to stay in the United States in contravention of Congress, which clearly hasn't authorized this move.  The Post says both parties, for different reasons, fear that such an action by Obama could negatively impact their prospects in November's midterm elections.  Obama's threat — and that's what it is, a threat, because there's nothing positive about his acting lawlessly again, especially for such a nefarious purpose — brings back more un-sweet memories.

Obama May Delay Immigration Fiat.  President Obama is considering a delay of his expected move to legalize millions of illegal immigrants, as White House advisors worry that the executive action could harm the prospects of Democratic candidates in politically divided or GOP-leaning states, according to the New York Times.

Obama's use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue.  President Obama is weighing a big-time executive action on immigration that has both Democrats and Republicans anxious.  He's also pursuing a major international climate-change agreement without ratification by Congress.  And it's not yet clear whether the White House will seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria that appears increasingly likely.  Yes, we are finally entering into what could be a very big debate about executive authority — and with the 2014 election just weeks away.

Louie Gohmert: Obama Isn't Going to Do Executive Amnesty.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the key conservative members in the House of Representatives, predicted on Fox News on Thursday [8/28/2014] that President Barack Obama's threats of unilateral amnesty are all smoke and no fire.  "I don't think he will [do an executive amnesty]," Gohmert said when Fox News' Neil Cavuto asked him if it's an "impeachable offense" for the president to grant executive amnesty to upwards of five million illegal aliens.

Obama Vows Executive Action On Immigration Reform.  After wrapping up questions at his press conference today, President Obama returned to the podium to answer a question from a reporter about his strategy on acting on immigration.  Obama explained that although "hope springs eternal" that Congress would address immigration reform, he felt that he had to act to make the system better.  "We've had a lot of stakeholder discussions, that set of proposals is being worked up," he said, referring to several meetings at the White House with immigration activists and business leaders.

Obama's immigration decision could roil 2014 election.  In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of aggressive action by Obama.  Some strategists say privately that it would signal that he has written off the Democrats' prospects for retaining control of the chamber, deciding to focus on securing his legacy instead.

Illegal Aliens Storm the Beach in San Diego, Second Attempt Thwarted.  Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday [8/25/2014] and ran to shore — but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them.  Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat.  They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city.

Dem Rep: Obama Must Go Forward On Amnesty To Quell Latino Racial Unrest.  Thursday on MSNBC's "José Díaz-Balart," Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said President Barack Obama should use an executive order and grant amnesty to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States because it will "quell some of the unrest" caused by "racial overtones" of anti immigration rhetoric.  He said, "Latinos that are fourth, fifth generation — they see this as a civil rights issue."

AFL-CIO head: Obama must 'go bold' on immigration.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday he expects President Obama will take executive action on immigration, but warned that if he doesn't "go bold," he risks alienating the Democratic base while invigorating Republicans.  Trumka also said that workers were frustrated with the president and Democrats more broadly for failing to focus on issues important to them.

Judicial Watch Files Taxpayer Lawsuit against University of California to End In-State Tuition, Grants for Illegal Aliens.  The suit also seeks an end to approximately $4 million annually being awarded to illegal aliens in taxpayer-funded grants and scholarships.  The taxpayer lawsuit was filed on behalf of California resident Earl De Vries.  Under California law, taxpayers have the right to sue government officials to prevent unlawful expenditures of taxpayer funds and taxpayer-financed resources.

Border chaos: 375,000 pending immigration cases, Obama lawyers AWOL.  Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation's immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at an historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.  In Washington to take advantage of the current crisis to demand a new court system, the judges accused the Justice Department of treating their courts like Cinderella's abusive family by starving them of money and support and blamed the insufficient Justice funding for letting illegals "linger" in the country.

Luis Gutiérrez Is Basically Giggling with Excitement about Obama's Executive Amnesty Plans.  "Huge," "bold," and "unprecedented" is how a thrilled Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) described reports that the Obama administration is considering granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants.  He's especially excited, he said, because the White House is actually trying to downplay the significance of the huge measure.

Where Governmental Incompetence Ends and Malice Begins.  The US Chamber of Commerce simply cares far more about corporate profits than the citizens of the country, as evident by their endless push for amnesty.  They are nakedly advocating in order to drive wages down.  Such a scheme can only work when government's large safety net picks up the legions of unemployed.  The foolish business-Republicans have clearly not considered the taxes which will surely be required to pay for this policy.  The American citizenry is getting in the way of the American government.

La Raza: Five Million [is] the 'Floor' of What We Want to See Obama Do.  The White House has indicated that President Obama will take some kind of executive action on immigration at the end of summer, but the administration has been tight-lipped about the specifics of such a move.  Reports have indicated that the executive action could provide legalization for some five million undocumented immigrants already in the United States — something Lisa Navarrete, adviser to the president of La Raza, explained to Breitbart News in a Tuesday [8/26/2014] interview would be welcome but really the "floor" number of what her group is looking to accomplish.

Build the border fence already!  Most of us, even many Democrats these days, are beginning to acknowledge the complete foreign policy failure of our president, but we still have to deal with over two years of Obama and we have a serious problem that needs to be handled immediately. [...] So what are we going to do about it?  Well, there's a lot that can be done militarily, though much of that will probably have to wait for a new president, but just as importantly we must [b]uild a fence across our entire Southern border and do it now.  Make it as secure as we can.  Spare no expense.  Add whatever high tech accoutrements deemed necessary.

Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day.  On the Friday [8/22/2014] broadcast of "The McLaughlin Group," columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would "set the country completely on fire."

US Border Patrol Erects More Rescue Beacons for Illegals in Distress.  The U.S. Border Patrol recently erected more desert rescue beacons near Tucson, beacons aimed at saving the lives of illegal aliens in distress.  Reports revealed on Friday [8/22/2014] that the new beacons are part of an effort dubbed the Blue Light of Life campaign.  The effort is designed to alert illegal immigrants to the dangers of crossing the desert-like stretches of our southern border and to give them aid if they face life threatening situations while doing so.

Paul Ryan Suggests GOP Candidates In Midterms Should Run On Giving Illegals Citizenship.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested that Republican candidates in this year's midterm elections should run on granting a pathway to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants.  Ryan, who had reportedly been working behind the scenes with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to get House Republicans to support a broader immigration bill, said that he was "having problems" convincing conservatives to support immigration reform, which he said was "very important."  In a Wednesday [8/20/2014] interview with Bloomberg News, Ryan said he supported a "path to legalization" for all of the country's illegal immigrants.

The Obama tee party.  Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama's vacation.  He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he's distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration. [...] Everyone in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico is aware of his weakness.  They know that if they sneak over the border, Mr. Obama will give them "papers," and they can stay and even become citizens without the hassle of waiting in line or learning the English language and absorbing American values.  These newly minted residents will join the 110 million Americans already on some form of government assistance.  They can sign up for Obamaphones, Obamacare and whatever other gifts the White House can think up.

Sen. Sessions: CEOs 'Scheming with WH to Extract by Executive Fiat' Amnesty Congress Denied.  Sen. Sessions says the CEOs are "scheming with the White House" to flout both Congress and the will of the people:  "The same group of CEOs who helped write the Senate's Gang of Eight immigration bill in secret is now scheming with the White House to extract by executive fiat what was denied to them by the American people and Congress."  If these companies so desperately needed illegal alien labor, they wouldn't be laying off American workers by the thousands, Sen. Sessions notes:  "Even while they demand more foreign workers, these companies are laying off current employees in droves. [...]"

Indiscrete Discretion.  Contrary to the story line put forth by activists, and repeated uncritically by most of the media, the DACA decree was not a matter of simply delaying deportations of illegal aliens judged to be low-priority — the administration did that early on by formally exempting the vast majority of the illegal population from the workings of immigration law through a series of internal memos.  Those directives, called the Morton Memos, after the then-director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, represent a nullification of existing immigration law, but not an affirmative grant of status.  DACA, on the other hand, confers work permits, Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, documents allowing foreign travel, eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and affirmative-action preferences, and more.  It's an actual amnesty, "green-card lite," if you will.  (Even Obama's most slavish acolytes don't claim he can confer green-card premium.)

Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities.  The devices, which sell for up to $500 on the Mexican black market, are primarily surplus military grenades obtained by cartels in Central America, where weapons from the civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua remain readily available.

Top Senate Dems Running Away from Exec Amnesty.  Top Senate Democrats who once egged on President Barack Obama to go big on executive amnesty are now punting on the issue after numerous polls have shown that illegal immigration could cost Democrats control of the Senate.  Politico asked the offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign, about Obama's potential executive amnesty for millions more illegal immigrants.  They all either refused to answer or said the ball was in Obama's court.

As Texas steps up border security, critics decry "militarization".  On Wednesday [8/13/2014], Texas Governor Rick Perry visited National Guard troops who will soon beef up patrols along the border with Mexico.  Perry says Texas had to act because the federal government has failed to secure the border.  Perry has taken this political fight to a new level.

Immigrant Students Flood Georgia School Registration Office.  Immigrant students inundated a Georgia school district registration center this week seeking to sign up for classes.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that nearly 200 families with immigrant students were waiting outside the DeKalb County registration facility early Monday morning [8/11/2014].  "We got here, and there was a long line," Sandra Nunez, head of the school district's International Welcome Center, told AJC.

Sessions: Melt Down Senate's Phone Lines, Force Reid to Allow Vote on Executive Amnesty.  Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is throwing down the gauntlet again. He is calling on every American citizen to call their U.S. senators and demand to know where they stand on President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty.

The Maximalist.  In 2011, President Obama, speaking before the National Council of La Raza, remarked that "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own."  He acknowledged the appeal of dictatorial action, but he said "that's not how our system works."  The crowd responded, "Change it" and "Yes, you can!"  He spoke of bypassing Congress as a temptation to which he wouldn't yield.  But he has, and it is clear that he regards America's system of checks and balances as an odious obstacle to his conception of good government.

More Hispanics tell Census Bureau they're 'white'.  Over the past 10 years, a growing number of Hispanics have changed their race and origin to "white," according to top Census officials.  While whites, blacks and Asians generally kept their status between the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census review of the population, Hispanics, especially among younger immigrants, were quicker to change.

'The border fence is a joke'.  A flamethrowing American conservative activist raised eyebrows in the U.S. on Monday [8/11/2014] by releasing a video of himself crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico into Texas, dressed as the late al-Qaeda terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.  Guerrilla documentarian James O'Keefe's footage comes at a time when Americans are engaged in a national debate about border security.

Hidden Cameras Capture Smugglers Crossing Border 'No-Man's Land'.  A cattle-ranching couple in southern Arizona hopes that dramatic hidden-camera video showing suspected drug or immigrant smugglers crossing their property will help persuade federal officials to shift resources southward to eliminate what they call a dangerous "no-man's land" along the border.

Ingraham: If It Wasn't For Breitbart, We Wouldn't Know Anything About Immigration.  On her Monday [8/11/2014] radio program, talk radio host Laura Ingraham discussed a piece from Breitbart California that showed immigration is a low priority for Latino voters.  Ingraham argued that it disproved "the Republicans [who are] following along with these high-paid consultants about 'well, if you don't do amnesty, the Latinos will never vote for you.'"

Thoughts On Obama's Upcoming Amnesty.  Part of Obama's thinking is that by doing something impeachable, he can gin up talk of impeachment, and thus motivate the Tyler Perry voters, and white liberals whose levels of intellectual sophistication on the politics of race are similar, to show up in November 2014 to save that nice young Mr. Obama from Bull Connor.

Remittances Fuel Illegal Immigration.  Never forget that illegal immigration is all about the money — not freedom or opportunity — just money.  When illegals whine that they want a "better life" what they really mean is "more money" which can also take the form of "vanloads" of food stamps, free-to-them deluxe healthcare and subsidized college tuition for the young illegals.  In fact, invasive foreigners get so many taxpayer-funded freebies that they have enough spare money to send home to the family as remittances.  A 2012 article in the Economist called the worldwide flows of remittances a "River of Gold."  Pew Research reported in February that $123,273,000,000 in remittances were sent from the United States in 2012.  That's a stunning amount of money not being spent in the United States and not stimulating the American economy.  Think about that fact if you are ever tempted to hire a gardener who doesn't speak English.

The Political Risks of an Obama Executive Action on Immigration.  With hopes fading of passing an immigration reform bill, President Obama is reportedly contemplating bypassing Congress and making sweeping changes to immigration policy before the midterm elections.  Many analysts think the executive action under consideration and its political fallout could, as Ronald Brownstein put it in The National Journal, "define both the Democratic and Republican parties for the burgeoning Hispanic population."  But what isn't clear is why Mr. Obama would engage in such a move before the election.

GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Paul Ryan Works 'Every Day' Toward Amnesty Bill.  One of the 11 House Republicans La Raza praised for not voting to end President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrants revealed that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been working "every day" behind the scenes on an amnesty bill.

Immigration: The Ultimate Get-out-the-vote Drive.  The GOP derives 90 percent of its votes from approximately 63 percent of the population:  whites.  In contrast, there is no major nonwhite group (note that I'm including Hispanics in this even though most are anthropologically classified as Caucasian) that doesn't break Democrat by wide margins.  Blacks cast approximately 94 percent of their votes for Democrats, while Hispanics and Asians come in at about 75 percent.  So if you're a Machiavellian leftist who values power above all else, what do you do?  You increase the nonwhite segment of the population while decreasing the white segment percentagewise — as much and as fast as possible.

Border Horror.  The brutal slaying of a U.S. Border Patrol agent by illegal aliens highlights the perils of the Obama administration's de facto open borders policy that has transformed the nation's southern boundary into a taxpayer-funded welcome center for desperately poor unskilled and low-skill workers, sick children, welfare mooches, and violent criminal gang members.  This horrific crime happened not too far from the same border that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sedately insisted was "secure."

It's Time for a GOP Establishment Mea Culpa on Immigration.  Immediately following Mitt Romney's defeat in 2012, the entire GOP consultant class fabricated a narrative that the biggest contributing factor to the loss was Romney's utterance of the word "self-deport" in one of the endless obscure debates during the Republican primaries.  Tantamount to the global warming debate in Congress, this issue in electoral politics became what every Republican consultant warned potential candidates about.  They argued that if they declined to immediately embrace Obama's comprehensive open borders policies, Republicans would be doomed forever.

Our Political Elites' Deadly Lack of Interest in a Secure Border.  The lack of a secure border is an entirely theoretical problem for most of our political class.  Lawmakers rarely if ever encounter illegal immigrants, much less dangerous ones, on Capitol Hill, or at their high-dollar fundraisers.  Illegal immigrants don't climb over the fence of Camp David or the White House.  The President isn't likely to run into many illegal immigrants in his upcoming two-week vacation at Martha's Vineyard.  This administration likes to brag about the number of deportations going up, but as the example of these men show, a deportation doesn't mean much if, after they arrive in their home country, they can just turn around and cross the border into the United States.  We need a border that is difficult to breach; otherwise our deportation policy amounts to a revolving door.

Amnesty's Worst Enemy.  [Alabama senator Jeff] Sessions, 67, is a low-profile guy.  Though he is not well known nationally, he has for years now been the instrumental force in quashing repeated attempts to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  He has a gentle, almost grandfatherly quality, but he doesn't shy away from combat.  He derided the 2007 bill as "no illegal alien left behind"; in a single press conference, he blasted it as a "colossal error," an "absolute scandal," and a "fiscal disaster."  He declared:  "Good fences make good neighbors."

Jeff Sessions: New Media Leading Way to Defeat Establishment's Amnesty.  [Scroll down]  The mainstream media hasn't aggressively reported on immigration at all, Sessions said, and it's been through talk radio like Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham and online outlets like Breitbart News and the Drudge Report that most of the news of the failures of the Washington establishment's immigration positions became known to the public.

While Border Agents' Morale Is At An 'All Time Low,' DHS Spends $450K For Luxurious DC Gym Memberships.  In an interview with Fox News, border agent Chris Cabrera said that the lawlessness and influx of illegal immigrants has left border agents wiped out and demoralized.  As National Review Online reports, Cabrera says he's never seen it this bad among the border force.

IRS Abolishes Mandatory Expiration Dates For Illegal Immigrants' Taxpayer Status.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quietly changed regulations to allow more undocumented immigrants to keep their taxpayer status through a program that is rife with fraud and abuse, and to delay deactivation of immigrant taxpayer status until 2016.  The IRS now prevents peoples' Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from automatically expiring after five years as previously mandated.  Now immigrants can keep their ITIN so long as they pay taxes at least once in a five-year period.

A Governor's Dilemma: Illegal Immigrants Divert Resources From State's Own Citizens.  On June 13, the first bus of illegal immigrant minors, aged 12-17, arrived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The state of Oklahoma was given no formal notice, and no chance to object.  After weeks of bad publicity, public outrage and political pressure, the Obama administration announced this week that the facility will close by Friday, Aug. 8.  That's good news for the people of Oklahoma and the men and women of Fort Sill, who will once again have the full use of their military base for the purpose it was designed for:  housing and training soldiers.

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If all illegal immigrants were hard-working, English-speaking, disease-free, law-abiding rocket scientists who had jobs waiting for them in the U.S., we could look the other way.  Unfortunately, the situation we face is nothing like that.  If there are any rocket scientists, they probably hope to someday use rockets against Israel, or South Korea, or us.

Washington Post: Obama Doesn't Have 'License to Tear up the Constitution'.  The Washington Post editorial board says President Obama "should think twice" about deferring deportation for millions more illegal immigrants, as he reportedly may do later this summer.

Newt Gingrich: Obama's upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party.  If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages.  And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let's say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects.

Anatomy of a Power Grab.  Since my Sunday column was a little on the shrill side, accusing President Obama of contemplating domestic policy "caesarism" on immigration policy, I thought I'd do a follow-up addressing the various, "maybe you should calm down" objections.  1) How can you accuse the president of planning a power grab when we don't even know what he's planning to do?  Well, actually, we do know roughly what he's considering, because White House sources keep telling the media about it. [...] So pace Matt Yglesias, I'm not "preemptively slam[ming] the illegality" of an "as-yet-unknown measure."  I'm passing judgment on a known-but-not-implemented measure, which the White House keeps running up the flagpole to see who objects and who salutes.

Michele Bachmann: Tax illegals '100 percent' on money they send abroad.  Rep. Michele Bachmann has suggested the federal government levy a 100 percent tax on money illegal immigrants send back to their home countries as a way of remedying the border crisis.  In addition to building a secure, well-lit, fully staffed border fence, the Minnesota Republican said there should be "a 100 percent tax on remittances, the money that illegal aliens send back to these countries."

What This Agent Said To A Man Crossing the Border Sums Up What Our Immigration Crisis Has Become.  While no one wants to perpetuate the humanitarian crisis happening on our border, as the trucker in this video shows, the immigration system in America has gone beyond the point of broken.  And as hard as it is to accept for pro-illegal immigration advocates, a chaotic, completely unregulated immigration system hurts illegal immigrants as well as American citizens.  [Video clip]

Our border invasion has [a] solution — in [the] Constitution.  First of all, no nation does more for the poor and destitute of this earth than the United States.  We are first to respond to any disaster, emergency, war or other crisis.  Our expenditures on behalf of the downtrodden are massive compared to what anyone else does.  Second, no matter how much we do on behalf of the poor people of the world, we cannot ever conquer poverty.  We can't do it by foreign aid, and we certainly can't do it by opening our borders and accepting anyone into our country that wishes to be here.  That is a formula for wider poverty, as our own country devolves into Third World status, not a prescription for a brighter future.  According to the book "Portfolios of the Poor," nearly half of the world's population lives on $2 a day.  Do you really think the United States can somehow alleviate poverty among those 3 billion people?  It is ridiculous to suggest such a thing.

HHS: Teen Males [have been the] Majority of Illegal Aliens For Years.  According to an HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) fact sheet, "Most [illegal aliens] are over 14 and approximately three quarters of them are boys."  In addition, there has been a steady upward trend in the number of UAC's entering the country since at least 2012.  The number "jumped dramatically" in fiscal year 2012, almost doubling to a total of 13,625 served by ORR.

Right Now there is Nothing We Can do about Obama.  The great fear among conservatives, stoked by the actual statements of the Obama White House and one of its chief sycophants, Congress Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, is that the president will step far beyond the constitutional limits of his power and grant amnesty through executive fiat to as many as six million illegal aliens.  This would be political suicide for Obama.  It would be an act of brazen stupidity and it would likely not only destroy any chance his party has to retain control of the Senate but could potentially fracture his own coalition for future elections.

Illegal Alien Crime Victims Invite Boehner, His Family To Border, Plead for Enforcement.  Several family members of victims of horrific crimes committed by illegal aliens have invited House Speaker John Boehner to visit the U.S. Border with Mexico with them in a fiery letter provided exclusively to Breitbart News.  "As you leave Washington, D.C. to vacation with your families, our families invite you and your entire family to spend the weekend in McAllen, Texas," the victims' family members wrote to Boehner and other lawmakers Wednesday [7/30/2014].

Obama readies executive action on immigration.  President Obama is preparing to announce new measures that would potentially allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States without fear of deportation, a politically explosive decision that could jolt Washington just weeks before the midterm elections, according to people who have been in touch with the White House.  Administration officials have told allies in private meetings that both the current surge of Central American children crossing the border and Congress's failure this year to pass a broader immigration overhaul have propelled the president toward taking action on his own by summer's end.

Bachmann: 'We Saw Border Processing, Not Border Security'.  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), recently returned from a trip to the Southwest border, says no one is being turned away:  "We saw border processing, not border security," Bachmann said in a news release describing her trip to Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo.  "While the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency performs admirably on a daily basis, their purpose has become people processing — not stopping foreign nationals from unauthorized entry into the U.S.

House Republicans draft new border bill after vote collapse, Senate unlikely to act.  The president now is vowing to act unilaterally to address the illegal immigration issue.  The House legislation was approved on a 223-189 vote.  The new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children surging across the southern border.

Key Democrat: 'Immigration Reform Is Not About Enforcement'.  Democratic Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), the Democrat U.S. Senate nominee in Michigan, told attendees of a town hall event in Detroit's Mexicantown neighborhood that immigration reform was not about enforcing America's laws.  "Immigration reform is not about enforcement," Peters said in a short video clip obtained by Breitbart News.  "It's about finding a way to fix the problems in our immigration system."  The event was held April 6, 2013, and was hosted by local pro-amnesty organization One Michigan — before the Senate passed the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill.  The organization pushed for that bill and frequently advocates on its Facebook page on behalf of illegal aliens.

Conservatives Kill Amnesty Bill.  A conservative-led uprising among House Republicans scuttled Speaker John Boehner's worse-than-useless border crisis and immigration legislation yesterday but party leaders vowed to try again today to pass the emergency funding bill.  "The bill as it was had more loopholes than a knitted afghan," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said in a statement released exclusively to FrontPage late yesterday [7/31/2014].

Jeff Sessions Takes Down GOP Border Bill by Lobbying House.  House Republican leaders are frustrated that they had to pull their $659 million border bill on Thursday [7/31/2014], after Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) convinced enough Republicans to stand up for American workers and vote against a bill that did not explicitly prevent President Barack Obama from unilaterally granting work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who will become the new House Majority Whip on Friday, saw this vote as his first test.

Paul Ryan: Obama's Exec Amnesty Not 'High Crimes'.  At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday [7/30/2014], Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said President Barack Obama's lawless executive actions are not high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of impeachment.  "I see this as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president and his political team to try and change the narrative, raise money, and turn out their base for an upcoming election that they feel is not going to go their way," Ryan said, according to the Wall Street Journal.  "[Obama's executive actions do] not rise to the high crime and misdemeanor level."

House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order — in advance.  On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.  First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it — a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort.  Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants — something Obama is widely thought to be getting ready to do.

Border Crisis Poll: Public Turns Against Obama, Democrats & Media.  Not only is public approval souring towards Obama's handling of the issue, the idea of a path to citizenship for illegals, and the policy of offering asylum for this wave of Central American children; a plurality now see the Republican Party as better able to handle the issue of immigration.  When asked about the President's handling of the immigration issue, only 31% said they approve, while a whopping 68% disapprove.

Sen. Blumenthal: Obama 'Can Give People Who Are Undocumented Here the Ability to Stay'.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that although President Barack Obama "can't make new laws himself" under the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers, the president "can give people who are undocumented here the ability to stay."  "Article One of the Constitution says that 'Congress shall have power... to establish [a] uniform Rule of Naturalization.'  Given that, does President Obama have any unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?" CNSNews asked Blumenthal.  "The President's powers are limited to what the statute permits him to do," he replied.

Illegal Immigration Is Now Obama's Worst Issue.  When you encourage and allow chaos on the border, Americans find you in disfavor.  Obama has the unique ability to irritate everyone.  The middle and right are leery of everything that he does, because he keeps proving that he is untrustworthy.  His leftwing open borders supporters are unhappy that he hasn't broken the law even more.

If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status to Illegal Immigrants, the States Should Say 'I'll See You In Court'.  It has been reported that President Barack Obama is planning to unilaterally attempt to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.  There is no legal authority for him to do so.  It has been reported that it may not be possible to stop Obama's action with a lawsuit because nobody would have standing to bring the lawsuit. [...] However, there are a bunch of entities that would have standing to sue the federal government if Obama unilaterally grants legal status to illegal immigrants — the States.

The Government Will Pay for Your Flight to Hawaii! The Catch: Only Illegal Immigrants May Apply.  Our government is so desperate to help illegal aliens settle in America that it's footing the bill for a few to fly to beautiful Hawaii!  No citizens allowed.

The Business End of Illegal Immigration — The Curious Case of Clint Texas.  A few days ago we noticed an article in a Texas newspaper highlighting a proposal to build a transitional housing facility for 3,500 illegal aliens.  The proposed facility name was noted in the media as "Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge".

Illegal aliens in the shadows? What shadows?  Congress is grappling with an emergency funding bill to address the surge of aliens swarming the border.  A bill by House Republicans would provide less than $1 billion in stopgap spending through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, far less than $3.7 billion requested by the president.  A Congressional Budget Office analysis of Mr. Obama's spending request found that only $25 million of it would actually be spent by the end of the fiscal year, so Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, sensibly observes that there's no need to rush the bill.

Guatemala's president: $2 billion ought to help border crisis.  Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says $2 billion in federal aid and other U.S. investment in Central America could help end the flood of migrants across the U.S. southern border.  But it's a fool's game, says the leader of a charity serving immigrants from Honduras.  "I think giving money to these governments is a serious mistake," said Francisco Portillo, president of the Honduran Francisco Morazan Integrated Organization in Miami[.]  "Corruption in our country (Honduras) is huge, no limits.  And the money they are talking about is coming from our taxes," he said.  Giving money to Central American governments in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is basically the same as throwing it away, he said.

Sessions: 'We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to... Eradicate Plain Law'.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday [7/30/2014] to blast the president's reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate "plain law."  "This Congress needs to speak.  We cannot allow executive orders to be issued by a president that eradicates plain law.  To do so is wrong.  The American people are watching this.  They are not going to be happy that this Congress didn't take action, and expressions of concerns among senators really are not enough," said Sessions.

Indiana's Illegal Alien Surprise.  Barack Obama's manufactured border crisis is one of the clearest expressions of contempt for the will of the people by an American ruler since the days when we promised ourselves we'd never have rulers.  The whole immigration "debate" has always been conducted in such an air of contempt.  It's hard to find anyone on the amnesty side who is willing to speak honestly to the American people.  They lie to us and patronize us by reflex.  Even conservative pundits have been known to misrepresent the proportion of teddy-bear-clutching eight-year olds in the current migratory wave.  And this isn't new, because today's amnesty push follows waves of illegal immigration that rolled in over the years since the last amnesty deal... which was supposed to be the last time such a measure would ever be necessary, because it included strong border security commitments.

Want A Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!  While cynical politicians prattle on about protecting the American Dream, they're working together to destroy it.  If these elected officials care so much about reducing poverty, why are they working so hard to import more of it from around the world?  Leaders in both political parties have thrown struggling Americans under the bus to feed the cheap illegal alien labor machine.  The working poor are the biggest losers in D.C.'s amnesty game.

Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration.  Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking "any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis.  "I'm not for government by executive order.  He needs to have statutory authority before he acts," said Pryor.  Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, "this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action."

The Conservative Case Against Boehner's Border Bill.  Capitol Hill conservatives are not happy with Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) $659 million response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis at the Texas-Mexico border.  They are circulating a series of memos, including the one [shown in this article], detailing why the Boehner bill will fail to solve the problem.

80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being depleted.  A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington's bitter fight over immigration reform:  Most of the nation's population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast.

Immigrant Mothers Released From Holding Centers, but With Ankle Monitors.  Both the government and advocates for immigrants generally agree that the monitors save money, are a humane alternative to custody and in some cases are necessary to compel an immigrant to appear in court.  But advocates and federal officials differ on how often the tracking monitors should be used.  Officials say they are necessary because it is often difficult to determine whether a person is a flight risk or has a criminal history in their native country.  Advocates say they stigmatize many immigrants fleeing violence, most of whom have a strong incentive to appear at immigration proceedings because they are seeking asylum.

Hoyer: Obama 'Can't Legalize' Illegals — But He Can Decide How to 'Implement the Laws'.  House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama "can't legalize" the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president "can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented."  "Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization.  Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?" asked Hoyer.  "I don't think he does," Hoyer responded, "and I don't think that's what he's going to do.  You're right.  He can't legalize them."

GOP Leaders Revive Democrats' Amnesty Hopes.  Democratic leaders are welcoming efforts by the House GOP leadership to amend a minor 2008 immigration bill, because it could revive the now-dormant, business-backed comprehensive immigration reform push.  The House's proposed change to the 2008 bill is "an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  GOP leaders announced Tuesday [7/29/2014] they're scheduling a Thursday vote on changes to the existing 2008 immigration law.

Poll: 68% Disapprove of Obama on Illegal Immigration; Plurality Oppose Border Bill.  Nearly 70% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of illegal immigration, and a plurality oppose any emergency funding to address the border crisis, according to a new national poll.  The Associated Press-GfK poll found that 68% disapprove of Obama on illegal immigration while only 31% approve.

Texas Sheriffs Speak Out On Damage From Illegal Immigration.  The influx of illegal immigrants into southern Texas is depleting law enforcement resources and causing heavy amounts of damage in the area, said several sheriffs gathered for the annual Sheriff's Association of Texas convention.  "The damage is constant," Brooks County chief deputy Benny Martinez told News 4 San Antonio at the conference, held in San Antonio on Monday and Tuesday [7/28-29/2014].  Martinez estimated that 85 percent of cases he handles are related to immigration issues and that his rural county is not equipped to handle the workload.

Obama Said to Plan Giving Millions U.S. Work Permits.  President Barack Obama is considering using executive action to let millions of undocumented immigrants obtain work permits that would allow them stay in the U.S. legally, said a Democratic Senate aide.  White House officials have told allies in Congress to expect an announcement of a large-scale action most likely in September, just before the midterm congressional elections, the aide said, asking for anonymity to discuss an unannounced plan.

Ryan: 'Only Focus Should be' Securing the Border.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said there should be "no dealing with the Senate on anything beyond securing the border" in an interview on Monday's "Sean Hannity Show."  Ryan also advocated for amending the 2008 anti-human trafficking law that illegal immigrants use to avoid deportation, and expressed support for sending the National Guard to the border.

Out of Order.  Barack Obama's disdain for the slow, grinding mechanisms of government has become unmistakable of late.  So it is little surprise that, frustrated by congressional inaction on his proposal for "comprehensive immigration reform," the president last month declared that he would "fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own."  The result, intimated by White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer last week, is a "very significant" executive action to be unveiled by the end of the summer.

Obama: A Country Without Rule of Law 'Will Not Succeed'.  During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws. [...] Obama made his remarks as critics have denounced his "lawlessness," particularly through his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order, his decision to trade five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and his controversial Obamacare law. [...] According to the Los Angeles Times, Obama is planning to give some form of amnesty to as many as 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country illegally.

John Fund: An Obama Executive Amnesty Would Be 'Ritual Political Suicide'.  John Fund, national affairs correspondent for National Review Online, told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that if President Obama attempts via executive order to grant amnesty to eight million illegal aliens "it would be the equivalent of ritual political suicide and most political parties don't do that."

Legalization by Edict.  Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question.  But if reports about the nature of the executive action he is contemplating are right, it would be by far the most blatant and explosive provocation in the administration's assault on the separation of powers, and could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.

Texas Congressman Thinks Rick Perry Could Create A 'Police State' At Border.  The ongoing war-of-words between Congressman Joaqu'n Castro (D-Texas) and Republican Gov. Rick Perry escalated on Monday when Castro fired off a letter warning Perry against creating a "police state" along the border.  In July, Perry announced he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to help combat the flow of trafficking amid a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America.  Perry said the troops are needed because of federal inaction, but Castro expressed significant concerns about their presence.

Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake.  After two years of playing offense, immigrant rights groups suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves playing political defense, pushing back against proposals to speed up deportations of people surging across the border illegally even while advocates plead with the White House to take politically risky executive action to halt deportations in the interior.  The advocates say they have "an audience of one" — President Obama, who for his career in Washington, stretching back to his days as a senator, has tantalized them with promises of action and even delivered some victories, but at times has seemed a reluctant partner.

Sessions to Obama: The American People Will Not Be Mocked by Your Unlawful Amnesty.  Monday [7/28/2014], Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to criticize President Barack Obama's attempt to "unilaterally implement large portions of his congressionally rejected amnesty bill by executive action."

An Immigration Trio.  Jeff Sessions is mounting a heroic campaign to persuade Congress to block President Obama's apparently imminent decree legalizing, in essence, five to six million illegal immigrants by granting them work permits.  The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways, but this is stark illegality even by its standards.

Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee.  The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged. [...] [Tennessee Governor Bill] Haslam, a Republican, said he still has not been contacted by the Obama administration — and has no idea where the illegals were resettled.  "I still have not been contacted and have no information about these individuals or their sponsors other than what was posted on the HHS website," he wrote.

Key GOP Rep: the Fix Is in, Boehner Quiet on Obama Amnesty Threat for Campaign Ca$h.  With President Obama vowing to ignore Congress and move on his own on immigration, potentially providing unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, criticism is mounting from the right over Speaker John Boehner's failure to engage more directly on Obama's threat.  Now Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), an ardent anti-amnesty voice in the House of Representatives, is accusing the speaker of his own party of throwing the game in exchange for campaign funds from the pro-amnesty business lobby.

Feds Force Rural Texas County to Pay Thousands to Hold Illegals.  Bell County, Texas, has spent almost $200,000 so far this year on detainers, or "immigration holds," for illegal immigrants.  Detainer requests from federal immigration officials require local law enforcement to hold illegal immigrants, detained for local charges, past the length of their jail times.  Typically, the holding time is 48 hours.  During this time, federal agents decide whether or not to deport the individuals.

Collect More Than $7,000 Per Month for 'Fostering' Adult Illegal Aliens.  The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America.  Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old.

Illegals demand representation in White House meetings.  Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings.  "We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations," said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action.

Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines.  The phone lines are jammed.  The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama's planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.  "I was on hold with the Capitol Hill switchboard about a minute or so each time I called my Representative and my two Senators," Catharine Trauernicht, a Tea Party activist in Virginia, told Breitbart News Monday [7/28/2014].

Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions.  Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday [7/28/2014] — but don't expect America's immigration officers to intervene.  An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official indicated that even if the protesters end up getting arrested by D.C. police, they'd have to be serious criminals for ICE to get involved.  "Unless the individuals meet ICE's enforcement priorities, it's unlikely that the agency would get involved in the case," the official told

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The First Amendment addresses "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."  Do the citizens of other countries have the right to petition the government of this country regarding their grievances?  Certainly not!  Until about 30 years ago, that would have been obvious.

Another California City Says 'No' to Housing Illegal Immigrants.  A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters.  Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

In Queens, Immigrants Clash With Residents of New Homeless Shelter.  The crowd of 500 included grandmothers and small children, Chinese immigrants and the president of a local Republican club, all shouting that the mayor had trampled their rights.  The source of their anger?  The 180 homeless families that New York City had moved into the defunct Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens.  The residents felt nervous around the new arrivals, they said.  There were reports of shoplifting from the Good Fortune Supermarket, public urination and panhandling — all things, they said, that had been unheard-of in their neighborhood until now.

Obama's immigration flip flop.  President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale.  Forget everything he's said.  Obama's pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration.  The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination "to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress."

National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power.  When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some.  By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing.  Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.

Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has given Obama a six-page wish list of executive actions, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said Obama may give temporary amnesty and work permits to five million more illegal immigrants by expanding the Deferred Amnesty for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the parents of illegal immigrants.  King called that program lawless and unconstitutional.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has even recommended that Obama give amnesty, by executive fiat, to every illegal immigrant who would have received it under the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill.  In other words, amnesty for nearly all of the illegal immigrants in the country who are not hardened criminals.

US Becoming The Brazil of North America — When Did We Vote For That?  To assert that we cannot take all these people in, that we must send them back and seal our border for our survival, is to be called a variety of names — racist, xenophobe, nativist — all of which translate into "illiberal."  But as we continue our descent to Third World status, perhaps we should explore more deeply the "diversity" that has of late come to be regarded as America's most treasured attribute.  In 1960, we were not nearly so diverse.  Nine in 10 Americans professed a Christian faith.  Nine in 10 Americans traced their ancestry back to Europe.  E Pluribus Unum.  We were one nation and one people.  Since then, we have become the Brazil of North America, a multiracial, multilingual, multiethnic, multicultural "universal nation" unlike any that has existed in the history of the West.

HUD Will Force Illegal Immigrants on Neighborhoods.  The majority of people who fear deportation are illegal, unskilled, poor, welfare recipients and they are coming into this country in the hundreds of thousands each month.  The housing rule passed July, 2013 ties government zoning rules to HUD grants and it opens communities up to lawsuits if they refuse their quota.  Every town and city that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will necessarily abide by the rule change to the Fair Housing Act of 1968 passed in 2013.

At the border, whose side is the president really on?  As you might expect, President Obama wants to have it both ways.  He says he supports helping those Americans who are working to stem the tide of illegal immigration and are defending our borders while also declaring that we must show compassion for those who have appeared at our borders from other countries.  However, some of what the president has said and done — and, in some cases, has not done — raises the question of whose side the president is really on.

Even in liberal Mass., plan to house illegals riles voters.  Massachusetts' candidates for governor will find out soon what Democrat Steve Grossman learned firsthand yesterday [7/23/2014] — voters even in liberal Massachusetts are angry. [...] In one of the most comically contorted poll stories ever, the Boston Globe reported that much to its shock and dismay, Massachusetts voters are not all on board with President Obama and Patrick.  The Globe poll showed voters are split on the plan to put 1,000 illegal immigrant children on a local military base — even after the pollster helpfully told the respondents the feds were picking up the tab and the kids would be here for only a few months.

We Sent Back Elian.  When you think about it, most Americans are unaware of the difference between a presidential wish list and the law of the land.  If a large share of Americans don't get the process here, how can we expect Central Americans to know?  In the case of the juvenile immigrants, Obama knows his words and executive actions are tearing apart non-Hispanics in communities in the Southwest and areas to which the illegal immigrant children are being shipped.  He is dividing the entire country with blather while serious concerns are debated, such as diseases, absorption and social cost related to the young asylum seekers.  Not to mention the mounting crises overseas.  This is a problem that is owned by Barack Obama.

La Raza CEO: 'USA! USA!' Chants 'Made Me Angry'.  La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia said it sickened her to hear Americans against illegal immigration chanting "USA! USA!" at protests around the country.  Singling out the Murrieta demonstrators during her keynote address at La Raza's annual conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Murguia accused them of having "cloaked their hatred in patriotism" by shouting "'USA! USA!' again and again."  "It made me angry," she said.  "In fact, I was outraged."

Bordering on Madness.  The real issue when it comes to immigration is not simply what particular immigration policy America should have, but whether America can have any immigration policy at all.  A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy.  There may be laws on the books, but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose.  One of the reasons why many Americans are reluctant to keep out illegal immigrants — or even to call them "illegal immigrants," instead of using the mealy-mouthed word "undocumented" — is that most Hispanics they encounter seem to be decent, hard-working people.

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It may be true that most Hispanics one encounters are hard workers who don't mind manual labor if it pays decent wages.  That's why (at least here in Texas) you see so many Hispanic men doing residential roofing, landscaping and highway construction on the hottest days of the year.  Unfortunately some of us also occasionally encounter the drunk drivers and violent criminals who have crossed the border as well.  (Who knows — they might be the same people!)  In any event, under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, immigrants are inadmissible to the U.S. if they are going to be a public burden, absorbing all the food stamps, subsidized housing and medical care that's available here.

Reports from the "Immigration Surge" Protests.  Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed "refugees" swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the "National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge".

Illegal Immigration Is Not the Only Problem.  For all the belated talk of illegal immigration turning America into a "third world nation," legal immigration has its harmful consequences as well.  Imagine that your boss told you that an H1-B visa holder from Country X was going to take your job, and that you have to train your own replacement.  This is exactly what is happening to some American IT workers, whose tragic and infuriating story was told by Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld.

Sessions To Congress: Back Ted Cruz Or Remain 'Complicit' In 'Nullification Of Border'.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon [7/21/2014] to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens.  During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president's executive amnesty efforts — and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it.

Luis Gutierrez To La Raza: Get Amnesty To 'Punish' Americans Against Illegal Immigration.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) believes Hispanics should get amnesty and citizenship to punish Americans who are against illegal immigration.  After he told the La Raza conference in Los Angeles that President Barack Obama gave the Latino community a "down payment" with his temporary amnesty program that halted the deportations "of our people," Gutierrez urged Hispanics to seek retribution at the ballot box.

Luis Gutierrez to La Raza: Obama Assured Steps to 'Stop the Deportation of Our People'.  On Saturday [7/19/2014], Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a "down payment" to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as "generous and broad" as he can to "stop the deportation of our people each and every day."

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Common sense would tell you that those who are eligible for deportation are not "our people."  But if you have common sense you probably don't vote for Democrats.

Illegal Immigration a Winning Issue for Republicans.  If Republicans unite around the position that all or substantially all of the most recent wave of illegal entrants should be sent back to their home countries as soon as possible, it will give them a big boost as the election season begins to heat up.

Luis Gutierrez to La Raza: Obama Assured Steps to 'Stop the Deportation of Our People'.  On Saturday [7/19/2014], Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a "down payment" to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as "generous and broad" as he can to "stop the deportation of our people each and every day."

Budget To Transport Illegals Across USA Approaches $100M.  The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that includes $5.508 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations.  Included in that amount is more than $87 million for the transportation of illegal immigrants — most often via plane — from the U.S.-Mexico border to federal facilities around the nation.

The True Size of the Adult Immigration Wave, Revealed.  One of the reasons people have grown so angry over Obama's manufactured border crisis is that everything we are told is a lie.  That's consistent with the core Amnesty Caucus belief that the benighted knuckle-dragging xenophobic citizens of the United States have nothing to say about immigration policy — it's a decision that will be made by the Ruling Class, in accordance with their political and economic interests.  You taxpaying chumps will be told whatever the Ruling Class thinks you need to hear, whenever they think you need to hear it, with the truth either suppressed or kept on ice until it doesn't matter any more.

Pine Belt residents join national illegal immigration protest.  About one dozen Pine Belt residents carried signs and American flags and waved at vehicles from an overpass on Interstate-59 Saturday [7/19/2014] to protest illegal immigration.  They were part of a National Day of Protest organized on social media by the "Make Them Listen" movement.  Folks from Petal, Pearl River and Jones counties displayed signs such as "Secure the Border" and "No Amnesty" as they stood on the overpass at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport exit.

San Diegans Partake in Immigration Protests.  San Diegans gathered Saturday morning [7/19/2014] to take part in a nationwide protest against immigration reform amid the border crisis.  With American flags and opposition signs in hand, dozens of protesters united along the Interstate 8 overpass in La Mesa near Severin Drive to voice their opinions on illegal immigration.

Palin: Obama's America An 'Unfunded Charity' For Illegals To Overrun.  On Saturday [7/19/2014], former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun.  Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own.  "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado.  "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion."

Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status.  In a fiery speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday [7/19/2014], U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said he was confident after meeting with President Obama last week that the president will move forward in the coming months with an executive order that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants in the country illegally, possibly including the parents of American-born children.

Paying Off Obama's Buddies: Another Way Illegal Aliens Are Wasting Your Tax Dollars.  Obama is pumping billions of dollars into the feeding and care of hundreds of thousands of illegals who have swamped our southern border expecting — and getting — all sorts of freebies not to mention expecting to become instant citizens.  But it isn't just the billions he is spending at the border going on in this mounting crisis.  Obama is also [spending] billions on these illegals in other parts of the country.  In Illinois, for instance, several left-wing groups, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — all huge supporters of Obama — are getting hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to care for illegals shipped from Texas to the Windy City.

Hundreds of protests set this weekend against illegal immigration, Obama's policies.  Hundreds of protests are taking place across the United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the country's southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegal in this country.  Organizers say 321 protests will take place over the next two days — from state capitals to highway overpasses to Mexican consulates.  The protests have been sparked by the thousands of Central American immigrants who in the past few months have entered the U.S. illegally in hopes of staying.

Relieve Border Crisis By Taxing Remittances.  'People should not have to resort to mailing cash in an envelope or delivering money in person," argued Obama's consumer credit cop, Richard Cordray, in a recent speech to a Latino immigrant-rights group.  So among other things, he's putting an end to "hidden fees" that he says banks charge immigrants to wire funds.  "Consumers sending $200 from here to El Salvador might find they pay anywhere from $8 to $33," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief whined.  But if they're breaking U.S. immigration laws, why help them use America as an ATM, along with the corrupt Third World kleptocracies that send them here?  Instead, the feds ought to tax such transfers and use the revenues to pay for the free services that we provide Salvadorans and other illegals.  Better yet, use the money to beef up border security.

Obama Said to Assure Hispanic Caucus on Deportations.  President Obama reassured members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wednesday [7/16/2014] that he will flex his executive muscle later this year to be "as great and big and bold as he can be" to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrant families who have lived and worked in the United States for years, one Democratic lawmaker said at the conclusion of the meeting.

Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control 'In Case They're Raped Along The Way'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control "in case they're raped along the way."  Speaking with the Senate Appropriations Committee last week, Johnson joined the Obama administration in attempting to warn Central American parents to stop sending their children on the dangerous route to entering the U.S. illegally.  But Johnson said that he's met with children and heard stories that some parents are very aware of the risks along the route.

Michigan residents rally to halt plans for immigrant depot.  At least 50 people carting weapons, flags and posters expressing anger with the porous border took to Vassar, Mich., streets to rally against a plan to ship some of the illegal minor-aged immigrants to their community.  Many in the crowd carried AR-15 rifles and handguns — the latest sign of the growing unrest around the nation that's marking the federal government's response to tens of thousands of illegals crossing into U.S. territories in recent months.

Former Border Patrol Deputy Chief: 'All of the Good That Was Done after 9/11 Up to Now Has Been reversed Singlehandedly.  Former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Ronald Colburn tells National Review Online that the Obama administration has undone all of the progress made at America's southern border since 9/11.  "We're back to a pre-9/11 situation basically, and this administration did that in the past five years," he says.  "All of the good that was done after 9/11 up to now has been reversed singlehandedly."

White House: Migrants' Privacy Trump Americans' Right To Know.  The White House won't reveal where it is housing thousands of Central American juvenile migrants because their privacy rights trump Americans' right to know what's happening in their neighborhoods, press secretary Josh Earnest declared July 16.  "The public does have a right to know what's happening... [but] at the same time, there are privacy rights that are included in the law that this administration is committed to enforcing and following," Earnest told Ed Henry, Fox News' White House correspondent.  "We are not surprised in the least to see the Obama administration imitate the smugglers," William Gheen, founder of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, told The Daily Caller.  "This is how smuggling operations work, this is what the smuggler-in-chief wants — secret planes and secret buses full of illegal immigrants."

Texas Pipeline Creates Illegal Immigrant Super-Highway.  A natural gas pipeline being constructed in the western portions of Brooks County is rapidly becoming a super-highway for illegal immigrants struggling to sneak around the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located in the county.  Workers report regularly seeing illegals making their way along the pathway of the pipeline.

White House Concluded Border Crisis a PR Problem Which Should Not Hinder Further Executive Action.  Despite evidence that the current border crisis is at least partly the result of its previous executive action on immigration, the White House decided it was merely a "public relations problem" and moved forward with plans to issue further executive actions along similar lines.

GOP Lost at the Border.  As tens of thousands of foreign nationals overwhelm the border and render our sovereign boundary meaningless, Republicans in DC are tinkering with legislative fixes they say will address the situation.  As if the crisis at the border is the result of some drafting error or a failure to enact some specific law relevant to this precise set of circumstances.  It is a fool's errand.

Wolverine Report: Border Patrol Agents Threatened To Defy Orders and Stand Down If DHS Used Force On Murrieta Protesters.  In an exclusive expose regarding the immigration standoff in Murrieta, California, it was revealed by a confidential informant inside the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol facility that the real reason busses stopped delivering illegal immigrants was due to a virtual mutiny within the U.S. Border Patrol ranks.

Key Amnesty Critic Warns: Border Bill Could Open Door To Dreaded Conference Committee.  [A] key veteran of the immigration wars on Capitol Hill is warning that legislation to amend a 2008 law being cited for cumbersome, years-long deportations would theoretically open the door to a conference committee on the controversial amnesty bill.  Proposals to strengthen the law, including one introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX), "opens up whatever bill this is in to a conference with the Senate Gang of Eight bill," said Rosemary Jenks, the legislative director for NumbersUSA, a group that opposes amnesty as well as increased legal immigration.

Jose Antonio Vargas: The Face of the Entitled Illegal Alien.  On Monday [7/14/2014], leading illegal-alien journalist turned activist Jose Antonio Vargas engaged in a foolish stunt that will backfire on him and his allies in the media and Hollywood and on Capitol Hill.  An openly defiant law-breaker who proudly calls himself "the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country," Vargas traveled to Texas with a film crew to commune with illegal aliens surging across the border.

Md. police investigate 'No undocumented Democrats' graffiti as hate crime.  Maryland state police are investigating as a hate crime graffiti that protested illegal immigration on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center that was mulled for use as a shelter for unaccompanied alien children.  "No illeagles [sic] here.  No undocumented Democrats," the graffiti said in capital letters, according to the Carroll County Times.  Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, said the message likely went up Saturday night or early Sunday [7/13/2014].  He said he considered the message to be a hate crime.  "This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident," he told the paper.

Are Pregnant Teenagers the Next Group that Will Surge Across the Border?  "A lot" of pregnant juveniles have crossed the border into the Rio Grande Valley as part of the influx of Central American illegal immigrants, says Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the valley.  "It's not uncommon to see 16-, 17-year-old girls who are six to eight months pregnant," Spratte tells National Review Online.  Border Patrol agents do not appear to have kept statistics on the amount of pregnant teenagers traveling to the U.S., he says, but some arrive almost nine months pregnant.

La Raza Invades the Calendar.  Beginning in the 1960s, Dia de la Raza "has served as a time of mobilization for pan-ethnic Latino activists."  In fact, "La Raza has served as a periodic rallying cry for Hispanic activists" with the first Hispanic March on Washington occurring on Columbus Day in 1996.  Additionally, the largest Hispanic social justice organization is called the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). [...] Strong supporters of the DREAM Act, the NCLR teaches that "Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as 'Aztlán' — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America."

Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama's Asylum Approvals.  The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393.  That's 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are agreeing that many people in the growing wave of Central American migrants face a "credible fear" of harm if they are returned.  Official approval allows the migrants to file for asylum in immigration court, where judges will approve or reject the asylum request.  If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim.  That's up from a three-in-five chance in 2008.

A Flashing Green Light.  The tens of thousands of Central Americans who have crossed America's porous borders over the last year came on the assumption that once on U.S. soil they would never have to return to their countries.  The instigators of this influx correctly viewed Obama's de facto support for amnesty as a flashing green light.  After all, how seriously were they going to take U.S. immigration law under a president who treated border security as a punch line to a joke?  In 2011, Obama loudly mocked conservatives, the very ones who foresaw today's mushrooming crisis, as malcontents crying wolf about a vulnerable border.

House Dems Push Amnesty On Twitter: America's 'Doors Are Open'.  As thousands of illegal immigrant children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats pushed for more amnesty, guest-worker visas, $3.7 billion in funding, and more lawyers for illegal immigrant children during a Tuesday Twitter town hall on immigration.  Their message to illegal immigrants was, in the words of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), "our doors are open."  "We are all connected.  We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more," Lewis said.  "This is America.  Our doors are open."

Obama's border invasion is the crisis next door for everyone.  I think one reason this situation is souring badly enough for even the Washington Post to sound red alerts is that it's the crisis next door for everyone.  It's not just about pumping states that don't vote Democrat full of illegal aliens.  They're getting resettled all across the country, leading local officials and law enforcement to raise a hue and cry from coast to cost.

Murrieta: City of Hate? Or Home of the New Revolution?  The illegal immigration protests in Murrieta, for the most part, have come to an end.  The federal government backed down, deciding not to send bus loads of diseased migrants into our community anymore.  Now, they are shipping them to local churches, and border patrol facilities in other States. [...] Most of America supports the idea of securing the border.  In fact, one poll states that 82% of Americans are in favor of securing the border with Mexico.  That tells me that most Americans support the patriots in Murrieta, and their protest against the federal government trying to force its will upon a community.

Obama's Request: 4x as Much to House Illegals as to Secure Border.  Of the $3.7 billion in emergency funds President Obama requested of Congress last week to deal with the mounting immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border, $1.8 billion is earmarked for housing and medical services for illegal aliens.  That amount is more than four times the $433 million carved out for U.S. Border Patrol to help strengthen border security.  According to a breakdown by the White House, $1.8 billion in taxpayer dollars — around half the total emergency funding — will go directly to the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the detention conditions for unaccompanied minors and family units with children, many of whom are currently being held in overcrowded makeshift shelters along the U.S. border.

Here's my solution to halt tide of illegals.  There's a very simple solution to this Obamanation that's occurring on the southern border.  Enforce the law.  By which I mean, deport them.  Deport them all, not just the latest huddled masses yearning to live for free, forever, in Section 8 housing on EBT cards.  No, we must deport all of the 12 or 20 or 30 million illegal aliens who are turning this country into a Third World flophouse.  Can we do it?  Yes, we can.

Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama's New Immigration Strategy 'Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic'.  Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama's new immigration strategy — his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power — could destroy America as we know it.  "I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic," Sessions, Congress's top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday [7/14/2014] and provided exclusively to Breitbart News.

Protests could get messy, but if they do, they will be televised.
Illegal Immigration Protesters to Challenge Feds: 'If They Want to Send in SWAT Teams... Let Them Do It'.  The federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state, according to Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona.  Emboldened by citizens in Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government's efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town, Skiba's town has organized a protest for Tuesday morning [7/15/2014].  "We're going to mobilize and we're going to do the best we can to stop this from happening," Skiba said.  "We're prepared for whatever happens.  If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them do it.  We'll have the media out there."

Political fallout from underage illegals may spread far from the Rio Grande Valley.  The flood of underage — and many not-so-underage — illegal immigrants from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crested in the Rio Grande Valley, but now the waters are being diverted and channeled to other parts of the United States.  Well, maybe that metaphor is a bit labored, but my point is that these young and not-so-young people are being transported to various parts of the country, to be put under the care of relatives, we are told, though it's not so clear that the caregivers are always relatives.

Obama, the Border, and Borderline Judgment.  President Obama is a political trailblazer, but some of the precedents he's setting are highly dubious.  At the top of my list would be his habit of relentlessly berating his political opponents at the same time he's asking for their help.  Convinced that the huge recent influx of undocumented women and children from Central America requires an emergency federal response, Obama asked last week for nearly $4 billion in emergency funds from Congress.  But even while making this supplemental request, Obama couldn't resist relentlessly mocking the very House Republicans whose votes he needs.

Rick Perry's burden: Texas already spent $500 million on border crisis.  Critics say Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to politicize the border crisis only to bolster a potential White House run in 2016.  Yes, there could be some of that going on, but Mr. Perry also has a succinct reason for speaking out, loudly and often, about the surge of young illegal immigrants:  The Lone Star State has already spent a half-billion dollars on the situation.  "This is a crisis created by failed federal policy and a lack of will to dedicate the resources necessary to secure the border once and for all," he says.  "This has been a problem for a long time.  In Texas, we've spent more than $500 million since 2005 to supplement border protection, fighting transnational gangs and drug cartels conducting criminal activities in the border region."

GOP rejecting Obama's border funding request.  Republicans in the House and Senate have voted thumbs down on President Obama's request for $3.8 billion to deal with the crisis on our southern border.  Most lawmakers think it's too much money and not enough funds earmarked for border security.

Really?  Then why didn't the border "break down" until recently?
The Conservatives Who Deserve Blame for the Border Breakdown.  The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 is the awful piece of legislation that is allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens to be released and remain in America while awaiting "deportation hearings" that we all know are a sham.  It is not ironic at all that that a law intended "to combat human trafficking" has facilitated human smuggling.  It is not ironic because this is precisely the outcome we should expect from immigration policy designed by multicultural elites.  Our inept and corrupt political class, with their utter disregard for our sovereignty, simply does not seem to care about the consequences of the laws they pass.

Endless wave of illegal immigrants floods Rio Grande valley.  Life jackets of all sizes and the occasional punctured raft are strewn along the banks of the Rio Grande, just south of Mission, Texas, where a relentless onslaught of illegal immigrants eagerly surrender to beleaguered Border Patrol agents around the clock.  It's a cycle for which there is no end in sight.

AZ Rancher: 'Border Is on Fire and Washington Is Sending Us Gasoline'.  Arizona ranchers are extending an invitation to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to take a firsthand look at the border crisis.  In a video, the pair invited Pelosi to the border, even offering to "send a plane" for her.  John Ladd and Fred Davis joined Fox and Friends this morning to share their message.  Ladd said the "biggest lie coming out of Washington" is that the border is secure.  "My south fence is the international border."

Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office.  Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America.  "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking — goes to the core of who we are as a nation," the attorney general said, explaining a program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for minors brought here by drug cartels and other human traffickers.  How we treated Cuban waif Elian Gonzalez, who had survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother to flee the communist tyranny of Fidel Castro's Cuba, speaks volumes about the hypocrisy of Democrats and Holder, who applauded and engineered the forcible return of Elian at gunpoint to Cuba.

Hispanic Caucus disavows border statements by Rep. Cuellar.  Leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus pushed back hard against one of their own on Friday, saying Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) doesn't speak for the group in calling to make it easier to deport Central American children amassing at the southern border.

The Government Agency that Supposedly Deports Illegal Aliens Is About to Run Out Of Money.  Who even knows what's true anymore?  The same administration that is watching 57,000 kids just stroll across the border, while claiming that the same border is more secure than ever before, now says that funds to deport are getting low.  Even though actual deportations — not the phony ones that the administration claimed for years — are down overall.

Disorder at the Border: What Obama wrought.  Watching the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing our southwestern border daily, a reasonable man could conclude that we are living out the fevered dreams of a dystopian novel.  The United States has lost a basic aspect of sovereignty.  Control over its borders is a relic of the past.

A Country That Cannot Protect Its Borders Will Not Last.  Citizens are becoming outraged by this latest "folly" — just one of many — by our government.  There is a lack of control that cannot continue for much longer without severe repercussions.  Countries that have had their borders overrun are quick to remedy the situation (or to at least try to).  Some people believe that this could be part of Obama's plan to destroy this country — I personally think it is pure and simple incompetence.  His indifference has become apparent.

It's Laughable How Much Cheaper It Would Be to Send Illegals Back Than Approve Obama's $3.8 Billion.  Former Congressman Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) has a plan to deal with tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have arrived on the southern border in recent weeks:  Fly them home.  More importantly, he said this can be achieved for 99.5% less than the $3.8 billion that President Barack Obama is asking for to house 30,000 illegal aliens for a year.

Mexico Made Deal To Send More Illegal Aliens To The U.S..  On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.  The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico's border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north.  The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor's Card, according to El Universal.

Murrieta Border Patrol Using Skype To Process Illegal Aliens.  Murrieta Border Patrol agents have begun using online communication services, including Skype, to continue to process illegal aliens held in Texas detention centers.  Border Patrol sources told KFI Radio's Steven Gregory that Murrieta agents can process up to 25 people per shift, depending on the amount of staff in the Texas facilities.

Mark Levin Unveils Three-Step Border Plan.  On Wednesday, conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin unveiled his three-step border security plan on a dry erase board on Fox News' Hannity.  Appearing in a segment after pro-amnesty Republican Karl Rove, Levin, the conservative who was Attorney General Ed Meese's chief of staff in the Reagan Administration, held up a dry erase board that read, "Deport! Secure Border! Cut $ From Foreign GOVTS!"  Levin said his plan was a "humane program" that would discourage illegal immigrant children from making the treacherous journey to America so that they are not killed or raped.  And he emphasized that America should not give taxpayer dollars to countries that encourage or do nothing about their people illegally flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexico's Southern Border.  It costs $1.30 to cross a river from Guatemala, in full view of police.  [Video clip]

46 Illegal Aliens Bused To Church In Fontana For Release.  Breitbart News has learned that 46 illegal aliens, mostly women and children originally destined for the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, CA, were bused instead Thursday [7/10/2014] to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana, roughly 45 miles north.  The 46 are among several hundred Central Americans who were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and have been transferred to California since.

Importing Revolution.  The motives behind moving whole populations via executive fiat break down into two main categories.  One is to prevent revolution and unrest by moving and quarantining what are considered indigestible peoples in order to weaken their resistance to the powers that be. [...] But there is a second reason for moving people around, and that is to foster revolution by actively promoting unrest.  The goal is to achieve "fundamental transformation" of a country by tearing down existing structures, replacing them with a new order of government.

Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit.  After another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel branded the shootings unacceptable and the city's top cop demanded more gun control laws.  Chicago's murder rate has actually dropped since concealed carry became legal.  Emanuel's lawsuits over his illegal gun control laws have left the already struggling city deep in the hole and forced to cover the NRA's million dollars in legal bills.  Concealed carry paid off over the bloody weekend when a vet carrying a gun returned fire stopping a massacre before it happened.  The original shooter ended up in the hospital, but nobody ended up in the morgue, which kept the death toll for the weekend down to fourteen.

TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union.  Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).  "The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms," NBPC's Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.

Did Obama Lose His Pen and Phone at the Border?  Back in January, Obama labeled 2014 a "year of action."  He said, "I've got a pen and I've got a phone" and promised to use them to "take executive actions and administrative actions" if Congress failed to get things done. [...] Obama repeated this refrain at a 10 a.m. speech in Denver on Wednesday [7/9/2014].  "I'm not going to stand by," he said, "while partisan gridlock or political games threaten the hard work of millions of Americans," adding, to hefty applause, that if "I've got the legal authority to do it, I'm going to do it.  I'm not going to wait!  Not going to wait!"  Just eight hours later on that same day, Obama was grumbling that if Congress didn't give him the $3.7 billion he wants to deal with the border crisis, there was nothing he could do about it.

Illegal immigrants showing up at border with 'Yes we can' Obama shoes: report.  Shoes with President Obama's face and the campaign slogan "Yes we can" are apparently showing up on the feet of illegal immigrants along the U.S. southern border.  The conservative writer and filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch posted the images on his Facebook page Wednesday [7/9/2014].  Mr. Lynch said that the pictures were sent to him by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Michelle Obama to Latinos: We Can't Wait for Congress to Fix Immigration.  In New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention, promising that her husband would act on his own to fix the broken immigration system.  "So make no mistake about it, we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration," she said as the crowd cheered.  "And as my husband has said, he's going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system."

Feds Using Texas Hospitals to Evaluate Illegal Immigrants.  Breitbart Texas has learned that hospitals based in Southern Texas are being utilized to evaluate and treat illegal immigrants before they are sent to housing facilities around the country.  The revelation could help justify claims that the tidal wave of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally each day will clog up U.S. hospitals.

Obama's immigration implosion.  President Barack Obama is self-righteously grumbling that, having been stymied by Republicans in Congress, he'll enact immigration reform on his own by voice vote in the West Wing. [...] The demise of his immigration agenda was predictable because it was killed by the same incompetence and false assumptions that have characterized his entire presidency.  Sure, with an immigration fiat, he'll achieve some short-term goals.  A whole new crop of poor immigrants, also known as larval-stage Democratic voters, will enter the country.

Obama takes his trademark 'the science is settled' approach to immigration reform.  Of course, there are several things wrong with promising that immigration reform, such as it exists in Congress, is nothing but a boon to the U.S. economy and that anyone who says otherwise is denying things that we supposedly "know."  There are a few points that need to be considered:  First, the immigration bill proposed by the so-called "Gang of Eight" in the Senate, which has Obama's support, boasts that it will attract high-skill workers, but it will obviously attract low-skill laborers as well.  Remember, adult unauthorized immigrants currently in the U.S. are "disproportionately likely to be poorly educated," according to Pew study released at the outset of Obama's presidency.

Billionaires Call For Amnesty As Obama Plans To Legalize Millions of Illegal Aliens With Executive Power.  Billionaires Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates have teamed up to call for amnesty for America's illegal immigrants as a solution to the ongoing crisis at the border as President Barack Obama mulls granting amnesty to millions via executive power.

U.S. Immigration Law Has Been Hijacked By Immoral Special Interest.  For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spinoffs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru.  Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America, which they've often been taught back home is the source of their misery.  They either believe that America's supposedly inadequate social safety net is far better than the one back home, or that its purportedly cruel free market gives them more opportunities than anywhere in Latin America — or both.

Obama's Texas Two-Step.  President Obama was 500 miles from the Mexican border when he spoke about the child-migrant crisis Wednesday evening, but he seemed to be even farther away than that.  Standing before an oddly nondescript background in Dallas (really, the president could have been anywhere), Obama kept his distance — from the border, from the thousands of refugee children in bureaucratic limbo there, and from a Congress, he told the public, that bears the brunt of the responsibility for solving the problem.

What's Obama hiding at illegal-alien 'refugee' camps?  President Obama's ultimate weakness may be that he believes his own blarney.  A year ago, Mr. Obama boasted in a "fireside" Web chat that his "is the most transparent administration in history."  There was not the slightest hint of irony.  He may actually believe it.  But three-dozen organizations representing newspapermen and other journalists, mostly liberals, beg to differ.  In a testy letter to the president on Tuesday [7/8/2014], the group decried the "slick non-answers" and cold shoulders they're getting from Mr. Obama's representatives, who have restricted access to any information they consider embarrassing to the administration.

How a campaign move on immigration is haunting Obama now.  The border crisis is forcing President Obama to pay the price for a re-election move he made two years ago.  At the time, Obama was hoping to energize Latino voters who were disappointed that he had raised deportations to record levels in an attempt to build credibility with Republican lawmakers for an eventual deal on immigration reform.  So in June 2012, Obama announced a half-measure he would take on his own.  Through an executive order, Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came before the age of 16 to remain in the U.S.

Creating Confusion Is A Strategy — Inside Analysis of The $3.7 Billion Supplemental Budget Request.  Various downstream factions of political opposition are predictably breaking apart under the flow of illegal immigration issues President Obama is controlling upstream.  People in Murrietta California standing guard to block the transfer of illegal aliens into their neighborhood; and at the same time you have Glenn Beck loading teddy bears and bottled water into tractor trailers headed to detainment camps.  You've got Catholic social welfare organizations collecting clothes and food, while the non-borders crowd are beating drums in front of the White House demanding amnesty.

Murrieta Immigration Scare Tactics.  As the July 7 protest in Murrieta regarding immigration, and the potential of more busloads of diseased people being shipped to the Border Patrol Station for processing on Madison Avenue loomed, so did the potential of the federal government forcing its will upon the City of Murrieta with riot personnel.  The rumor made its way to, and fears of a blood-bath emerged throughout the community, and throughout the country.  I discounted the rumor as merely a remote possibility, and a rumor that may have been leaked by the federal government by design.  Fear is the way this administration prefers to rule.

The Government vs. the People: Rebuilding Trust in the Midst of the Illegal Alien Tsunami.  Two weeks ago, Obama told ABC News that most of the recent illegal border crossers would be sent home.  Then on Sunday [7/6/2014], Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to answer straightforward questions about deporting them.  And now as the President seeks an additional $3.8 billion from Congress to deal with the crisis, the White House is trying to convince us anew that they are serious about enforcement.  Right, and if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith: Not "a Single Penny" To Obama Until He Secures Border.  Congress should not provide the Obama administration with any additional funding until it uses current resources to secure the border and confront illegal immigration, according to Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith.  "This isn't a funding problem, it's an enforcement problem.  Rather than enforce our nation's immigration laws, the President has chosen to ignore them.  Instead, he continues to call for massive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants," Smith said.

Don't Look for Congress to Rubber Stamp Obama's $3.7B Border Request.  There's no shortage of criticism on Capitol Hill over how President Obama has handled the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border, but don't look for Congress to simply rubber stamp his $3.7 billion emergency spending request.  The concerns are not only coming from Republicans.  Democrats have as many questions of their own over the White House proposal.

Border-line Obama.  President Obama has an opportunity to do two big things:  help resolve the ongoing crisis at the border, and put us on a path to immigration reform.  Unfortunately, he doesn't seem interested in either.  Today [7/9/2014] the president is in Texas, where he turned down an invitation from Gov. Rick Perry to tour the border for himself so he might see the crisis firsthand.  Not interested, the president told the governor.  Instead, he'll spend his time fund-raising.  Obama's visit to Texas comes just after he asked Congress for $3.8 billion in emergency spending.

Five reasons Obama may not get his border money.  President Obama is asking Congress for billions to handle a border crisis, but that doesn't mean he'll get it.  The administration won't get the $3.7 billion unless Republicans in the House and Senate go along with the request, but there are several reasons that may not happen.  Here are five reasons why: [...]

New Poll: A Third Of Hispanics Blame Obama For Border Meltdown.  The public's hostile reaction to the border meltdown means trouble for the senators who voted in June 2013 for a business-backed bill that encouraged the Central American migration, said Roy Beck, the director of NumbersUSA.  The 2013 bill, which was rejected by House GOP legislators, would have amnestied at least 12 million illegals, and also boosted the inflow of guest workers to more than one million per year.

Leaked Internal DHS Report Admits Lack of Deportation Significant Factor in Border Crisis.  A leaked internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicates that recent public assertions made by the Administration were at best half-truths regarding the deportations and motivations of the waves of minors illegally entering the United States.  The leaked report's release date is identified as June 3, 2014.  The internal report was leaked to Breitbart Texas by a trusted law enforcement source in DHS who wishes to remain unidentified.

Los Angeles to Stop Honoring Federal Immigration Detainer Requests.  The city of Los Angeles has joined Orange County, Riverside County, and other cities nationwide in ending the practice of holding illegal immigrant inmates past their scheduled release dates, characterizing the practice as "unconstitutional" under a recent federal court ruling.  L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck announced the decision in a joint statement released Monday [7/7/2014], according to NBC News.

Obama won't look at the illegal immigration crisis but he'll raise funds off it.  Illegal immigrants continue to pour across the southwestern U.S. border, overwhelming both the border security apparatus and the immigration system.  The flood of tens of thousands of people, mostly children, from Central America has reached crisis proportions, with temporary camps opened in military bases to house them as authorities decide how to deal with their cases.

Report: 300,000 Central American immigrants heading to U.S..  "It's getting better," said U.S. Border Patrol Council Shawn Moran in an interview with San Antonio's WOAI.  "Everyone is being screened and receiving medical care."  That's nice, but buried at the bottom of that report was a deeply disturbing revelation that the federal government estimates approximately 300,000 prospective illegal immigrants are currently on their way to the American border.

Arizona Gov. Brewer blasts 'imperial' Obama for failing to secure border.  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tore into President Obama on Twitter, calling him an "imperial POTUS" for failing to secure the border and allowing illegal immigrants to "overrun" the country. [...] Her comments came after a federal appeals court ruled that Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to immigrants allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's deferred action policy, known as DACA.

More about Arizona and illegal immigration.

The attention getter regarding the recent eruption of illegal immigration? Money.  Is this retribution by the Obama administration upon the two states that theoretically are his "least favorite"?  Governors Brewer of Arizona and Perry of Texas have thumbed their nose at Obama's antics, and rightfully so.  The Obama administration dragging "those who are not with us" through the "key hole" ala the IRS and other channels, is very plausible.  Additionally, the uncontrolled flow of illegals into this country plays right into the Cloward and Piven strategy theorists, tipping over the finances of this country by creating an untenable welfare situation.

Third immigrant plane lands in San Diego.  A third plane filled with Central American immigrants landed at Lindbergh Field Monday morning as protests continued at the Border Patrol station in Murrieta.  Three Department of Human Services buses shuttled some 140 immigrants from the plane to a Border Patrol station in San Ysidro.  Once they arrived, agents wearing plastic gloves conducted pat downs on some of the Central American immigrants.

Say it ain't so, Jeh!  On Meet the Press this morning [7/6/2014], David Gregory did a commendable job of trying to get an answer from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to this question (my words):  will most of the illegal minors stay or be deported?  Johnson obscures his answer in a political word cloud that I confidently translate:  "Stay."

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dodges deportation question.  Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson expressed optimism Sunday [7/6/2014] that the influx of illegal immigration from Central America could be slowed, but repeatedly dodged questions about how the Obama administration would resolve the status of the immigrants who have already arrived. [...] But Johnson was less forthright about the administration's stance toward the more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border this year, many of whom remain in the custody of the Border Patrol or the Department of Health and Human Services.  Those children are a "special situation," said Johnson.

Born on the Fifth of July.  Considering the sundry enthusiasms upon which government at all level spends our money — Harry Reid's bovine literary interests, helping out those poor struggling people who own Boeing — it is remarkable that the job of apprehending a known felon, once deported from the United States and illegally present in Texas, fell to volunteers in Brooks County, near the Mexican border.  Brooks County, like many other border areas, is overrun with illegal immigrants, and the cost of burying those illegals who die in transit, which can run into the six figures annually, has forced the county to cut back on regular law enforcement.  And thus we have the volunteer deputies who brought in the felon, who after he injured his ankle had been been abandoned by the coyotes — professional human traffickers — who had brought him across the border.

Immigration agents accused of database abuse; cartels make corruption easy.  At least a half-dozen federal immigration agents have come under investigation since 2012 for snooping into law enforcement databases — computer misconduct ranging from "self queries" to accusations that one of them tried to use the databases to warn drug smugglers if they were under investigation.  The information, gleaned from highly redacted records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, includes the investigation of one Customs and Border Protection officer tied to a "drug-trafficking organization that has utilized compromised law-enforcement officers in the past."

Obama's war on real Americans.  In California, and a lot of other places, real Americans have had enough.  Recently in Murrieta, buses filled with illegal aliens were stopped by American protestors.  On the other side were illegal alien supporters who burned an American flag and shouted racist obscenities at the real Americans standing for their country.  Now there are reports that the federal government is going to try and run buses of illegal aliens to Murrieta again, to the federal processing center.  That is the stop before they are released into America.  This time, instead of listening to the people and backing off, according to media reports the Feds are coming in loaded for bear.

Source: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters.  As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation.  One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving.  The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town.  But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down — Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.

The Border Crisis Is Obama's Hurricane Katrina? Don't Be Ridiculous!  Some (including some Democrats) are saying that the crisis on the Southwestern border is President Obama's Hurricane Katrina.  But there are at least two fundamental differences between the illegal immigration fiasco and Katrina.  First, the response to Hurricane Katrina was actually the largest and the fastest response to any natural disaster in history, as Popular Mechanics, as I recall, later documented.  Second, President Bush didn't cause the hurricane.  The current disaster is entirely attributable to Barack Obama's willful refusal to enforce the immigration laws, in violation of his oath of office.  Is Obama's subversion of the nation's laws an impeachable offense?  I don't think there is any doubt about it.

Reality vs. Political Correctness: Amnesty and the Fight for America's Soul.  Amnesty for more than 10 million illegal aliens (on the very conservative end of the projections) will necessarily cause an expansion of the federally funded social "safety net" in terms of health care and education, a burden which American taxpayers do not want, and there are pragmatic reasons, aforementioned, to suggest that the expansion of the federally subsidized social "safety nets" is a bad thing for our country.  At the very least, that expansion should be considered and approved by the legislative body to which our foundational contract has assigned the task.  It is not a matter that would have ever reasonably been left at the whim of a single man in executive power.  And for good reason.  If Obama does what his previous actions suggest he will do, which is to act well outside his constitutional tether to advance amnesty for these lawbreakers and their children that have illegally entered our country, he will have made himself an outright despot.  And we Americans will have a choice to either accept his despotism or reject it.

Hispanics Split Over Obama's Border Meltdown.  Polls show that American Latinos have deeply ambivalent views about the 100,000-plus illegal immigrants flooding across the American border with Mexico.  Lopsided majorities say they want tighter border security and lopsided majorities say they illegal immigrants to be accepted.

Obama the Betrayer.  The hokey "spontaneous" immigrant wave of children and criminals is just another example of hard-left agitprop — in this case culminating in massive, deliberate child endangerment and probable abuse.  Obama's self-appointed mission in life is to destroy the most productive and beneficial culture in history.  Obama personally taught Alinsky's Rules to his ACORN followers, and Alinsky called us "the enemy."  That word is used in war, and radicals like Obama and Malcolm X are bitter warlike agitators.  (The old word for "community organizer" was "communist agitator").

Charter plane thought to be carrying immigrants arrives in San Diego.  A charter plane believed to be carrying immigrants arrived this evening at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, apparently from Texas.  Three Homeland Security buses arrived a few minutes later, trailed by numerous law enforcement vehicles.  There is no information as to the buses' destination.

Revolutionary Communist Party USA Linked to Pro-Amnesty Protests at Murrieta.  The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA is just one among several left-wing radical groups that have flocked to the Murrieta protests to oppose local residents who are demonstrating against the transfer of illegal aliens to their community.  One group of activists chanted "white supremacists out" and danced to drums last Friday [7/4/2014] as several shredded, and some upside-down, American flags were hoisted above the crowd.

Obama Could End the Border Crisis Tomorrow if He Wanted.  President Obama may have described the waves of tens of thousands of migrant families flooding the southern border as a "humanitarian crisis," but it is a humanitarian crisis entirely of his own creation and one which he could end tomorrow if he wanted to.

Chicago Rejects Illegal Aliens.  If you watch the lame stream Pravda U.S. News you'd be inclined to think that only conservative communities take issue with busloads of disease riddled, contagion spreading, Illegal Aliens disbursed in their neighborhoods to overwhelm their social safety nets. [...] Here you see the same response from uber-liberal Chicago's South Side.  But that doesn't fit the Pravda narrative, so you probably won't see Anderson Cooper or Rachel Maddow calling Chicagoans "bigots" or "racists".

'La Raza' President calls anti-illegal protesters defending their city 'extremists,' 'appalling' and 'outrageous'.  If you want to have some credibility when reporting on the immigration debate, you get rational representatives from both sides.  Unless you're MSNBC — to make sure your ratings stay at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, you get the president of an extremist group called 'La Raza,' which means "the Race" in Spanish.

Pro-Amnesty Crowd Burns American Flag at Murrieta on 4th of July.  An American flag has reportedly been burned by pro-amnesty protesters near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on America's Independence Day.

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Apparently the Mexicans' goal is not to become Americans, but to expand Mexico.

New York Times: Ugly for Americans Against Illegal Immigration to Wave American Flags, Chant 'USA'.  On the day before the Fourth of July, the New York Times went out of its way to show its disgust for Americans against illegal immigration in Murrieta, California who turned away buses of illegal immigrants for, of all things, waving American flags and chanting "USA!"  "Nobody was even being released in Murrieta," the Times' editorial board wrote on Thursday [7/3/2014].  "But the mayor urged residents to complain, and in a pageant of ugliness, dozens took action:  They waved flags, screamed 'U.S.A.!' and turned three buses back."

An immigrant surge en route to a Third World USA.  There's a growing recognition that Barack Obama is an incompetent poser, working out of his depth, and his administration is the gang that can't shoot straight.  There's a lot of evidence to support that belief.  Everything he touches becomes a bloody mess, like crushed bones and bits of flesh caught in the tracks of a tank slicing through a rank of soldiers (or civilians).

'Viva La Raza!' Pro-Illegal Alien Activists at Murrieta Town Hall.  Outside a community town hall meeting Wednesday [7/2/12014] in Murrieta, California, left-wing activists supporting the illegal alien transfers that had been thwarted earlier in the week chanted and intimidated community residents as they left the local high school.  The town meeting had been held to address community concerns over the impact of hundreds of illegal aliens destined for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol station.

Bush Center Immigration Reform Panel Ignores Border Security.  The George W. Bush Institute held an immigration reform panel this week that completely ignored any meaningful discussion of border security.  The panelists called for a "bipartisan approach" on fixing the immigration system.  The panelists claimed immediate immigration reform would somehow reduce the burden on taxpayers, improve the economy, and ensure long-term health for the Republican Party.

Murrieta's Cliven Bundy Moment.  For eight months, the Murrieta Border Patrol station has been receiving illegal aliens, sometimes in small numbers, and sometimes when you add up the busloads during the week, hundreds per week.  The shipments have been during the dead of night, at times when nobody notices, and in small increments in order to keep the truth hidden from the average Murrieta resident.  The Illegal Immigrants are being shipped in from overcrowded facilities in San Diego, and Texas, where the massive onslaught of new arrivals have overwhelmed the locations on the front line.

Murrieta Town Hall Vents Anger At Feds Over Alien Transfers.  A town hall in Murrieta, CA on Wednesday evening erupted into anger at the federal government over its failure to enforce immigration laws, as counter-demonstrators outside showed support for the illegal aliens — many of them women and children — being transported to the community from Border Patrol facilities in Texas.  Local KCAL9 News reported that 750 residents gathered inside the local high school, and hundreds were turned away.

Watching The Revolution Unfold on Independence Day.  Masking his gloating behind a White House barbecue for military service members and their families, Obama will be celebrating finally having found the way to wipe out all American independence period.  Fomenting for revolution for most of his life, Obama has seized upon a surefire Revolution brought on by the chaos and anarchy all but guaranteed in the wake of the ploy he calls a "humanitarian crisis".

It's Time For An Immigration Shutdown.  It's high time for an immigration shutdown, including a moratorium on legal immigration.  And it has to be done now.  Illegal immigration should not even be up for debate.  If there is going to be any hope to save the historic American nation, a moratorium on immigration is a necessity.  This requires a frontal attack on the "Nation Of Immigrants" myth used to brainwash Americans.  It's nothing but an attempt to shut down rational discussion of the issue[.]  Sadly, many people think the United States has no real identity or culture — it's just a big place where immigrants go.

Protesters Cause Bus Carrying Illegal Immigrants to Detour.  A group of protesters staged a demonstration near a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta, Riverside County, California on July 1 that resulted in three buses carrying 140 illegal immigrants being carried to the station to turn back.  The aliens, many of whom were women and children from Central America, had illegally crossed the border into Texas recently and had surrendered to Border Patrol agents there.  Instead of detaining the aliens and deporting them back to their homelands, the Department of Homeland Security — following current standard procedure — flew them on a U.S. government charter flight to San Diego.

Government to Doctors: Mention Illegal Aliens' Diseases, Go to Jail.  It appears that our government is working hard for the citizens.  Unfortunately, they're not the citizens of the United States.  Fox News' Todd Starnes reports shocking allegations that a government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest medical personnel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, if they reveal information about the rampant disease among the illegal migrants at the facility.  Nonetheless, several of these workers have decided to come forward, fearing the contagion risk posed to Americans.  Starnes has kept their identities secret, as they could be subject to persecution.  Starnes reports, "'There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,' a psychiatric counselor told me.  "We were under orders not to say anything.'"

Krauthammer: "If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around The White House?".  ["]You start with a fence.  It's very simple.  People say, 'Oh, fences don't work.  You make a ladder.'  Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences.  San Diego did that in the mid 90's and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90% and people ended up going through other places like Arizona.["]

After protesters block detainee buses, immigration agents mum on plans.  Citing "safety and security considerations," federal officials are declining to discuss what's next for about 140 immigrant detainees turned away Tuesday [7/1/2014] by hundreds of protesters who blocked their buses from entering a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta.  On Tuesday [7/1/2014], 100 to 150 protestors met three buses a few blocks from the border patrol station with chants of "Go home" and "We want to be safe."

Dem Congressman: We Must Detain And Immediately Deport Them.  As illegal immigrants continue to pour across the border, word is spreading in Central America that migrants with children ("family units") will get to stay in the U.S. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo, TX) told Breitbart Texas that most Mexican migrants who cross the border illegally are promptly sent back to their home countries — the same should be done to Central American illegal immigrants, he argued.  "If we don't detain and immediately remove them — like we do with Mexican [illegal immigrants] — then they're going to keep coming," Cuellar said.

No Borders, No Rules = Dictatorship!  Tens of thousands of illegals trampled over our borders.  Where is the President?  Out campaigning. [...] We are seeing an influx of illegals coming from South America and Mexico at record numbers.  Instead of following our own deportation rules, the president has told his people that we are to care for, document, feed, and clothe those coming over the border illegally.  We can't help our veterans. Only the illegals.  We have homeless vets that we can't put in some of the military bases across the country, but we can, fly, bus, and truck illegals in to occupy those places.  We can fly in medical personnel and supplies, but we can't do the same for our vets.

Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying 140 illegal immigrants.  The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border.

Protesters Block Buses Carrying Undocumented Children in CA.  Alan Long, the mayor of Murietta, spoke out on the transfer Monday [6/30/2014].  Long voiced opposition to the transfer and encouraged residents to speak out on it too, but assured that local authorities have prepared to deal with any potential security issues.  But that became irrelevant today when protestors physically blocked the buses, some waiting from the early morning to protest.  And so, because the buses couldn't actually get to where they needed to go, they turned around and headed for a border station in San Ysidro.

Ready for a Flood of Illegals to be Dumped in Your City or Town?  Tens of thousands of immigrants who illegally crossed the Mexico border into Texas are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation rather than being indefinitely detained or immediately deported, a congressman told  The releases have already started and the Border Patrol did not disclose how many.  At least 60,000 Central Americans have entered the country illegally this year, though some news reports say the figure is as high as 170,000.

89 Percent of Network Stories Omit Obama's Role in Causing Border Crisis.  While all three networks played clips of Barack Obama on Monday blaming the GOP for the border crisis, they have been reluctant to cite the President's own failure to enforce immigration laws as a cause for thousands of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.  From June 8 through the morning of July 1 ABC, CBS and NBC have offered a total of 45 stories on the border crisis, on their evening and morning shows, and in only 5 (11 percent) have they brought up Obama immigration policies as a possible cause for the most recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied children, crossing the border.

How Obama plays us time and time again.  Early in Obama's administration, his Chicago machine pol pal, Rahm Emanuel, was quoted as saying, Never let a crisis go to waste.  The latest problem is the serious surge of illegal aliens across the Southern border from Central America and Mexico.  Obama acted Monday [6/30/2014] as if it just blew in like some unpredictable human hurricane: [...] "The journey," said Obama in faux concern, "is unbelievably dangerous for these kids."  But here's the problem with Obama's burrito diplomacy:  He invited this humanitarian crisis.  He created it for his own political purposes.  For the last two years, he deliberately delayed deportations and spoke of illegals in the U.S. staying in the U.S.  Guess what?  Word got out and translated for hopeful ears. [...] Like the enthusiastic audiences at Obama's telepromptered rallies, these poor frightened Latino youngsters are just props.

Obama's Illegal Immigration Invitation.  You can tell the tidal wave of illegal aliens, many of them unaccompanied minors, surging across the southern border is causing a bit of political discomfort for President Obama, because he briefly felt obliged to pretend he's not happy about it.  "Briefly" means last Friday, when the President gave us the hilarious vaudeville pantomime act of asking the people of Central America to stop throwing their kids across the hemisphere.

59% Blame Obama For Flood Of Child Border Crossings.  The late June survey found that the public largely blames Obama policies for the crisis in Iraq and believes the lost IRS emails are an administration effort to cover up wrongdoing at the agency.  The poll found that 59% of those closely following the immigration crisis agree that "current administration policies and lack of focus on securing the border" are behind the human tide of illegal crossings.  Six in 10 say that the children should be ordered to leave the country.  (The survey found that 73% of Americans are following this story closely.)

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Bused Across US Into Cities.  A glimpse into the reality of the thousands of illegal immigrants being released into the U.S. by the Obama Administration was captured on video in a Greyhound Bus station in Laredo, Texas this weekend.

Gallup: Americans Would Like To See A Decrease In Immigration Levels.  A new Gallup poll finds that 41 percent of Americans want immigration levels to decrease than increase; just 22 percent want levels to increase.  That's nearly a two-to-one margin.  If you go by party identification, 50 percent of Republicans, 43 percent of independents, and 32 percent of Democrats wish to see the flow of immigrants reduced.

Gallup: Only 22% of Americans Favor Increased Immigration.  With the news of a massive influx of immigrants on the southern border, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 22% of Americans favor increased immigration.  Only 14% of Republicans, 23% of independents, and 27% of Democrats favor increased immigration.  The poll actually revealed a strong desire among Americans to decrease immigration, as 41% of respondents thought immigration should be decreased.

Illegal Immigration: The Strange Omission from Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama.  House Republicans have begun to float the idea of a lawsuit against President Obama to try to force the President to actually follow the laws Congress passes.  "The Constitution makes it clear that a president's job is to faithfully execute the laws.  In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws," the Speaker said on Wednesday [6/25/2014]. [...] But there was a strange omission in Boehner's memo:  nowhere is Obama's lawless failure to enforce our immigration or border security laws mentioned, which is arguably the most egregious example of Obama's lawlessness.

The Illegal Alien Who Owes $22 Million In Back Taxes.  Immigrant Lee Ang is living the American dream, having become a successful stock trader in the U.S.A. and making millions since the 1990s.  Unfortunately, he never became a legal citizen, and now the IRS is charging him with $22 million in back taxes.  Yet the government still hasn't begun the deportation process.  Earlier this year a federal tax court ruled that Lee Ang had skipped out on paying taxes between 1998 and 2001 and now owes the $22 million in back taxes, interest, and fines.

Illegal Aliens in NYC Will Get Municipal IDs, Free Legal Representation.  [New York Mayor Bill] DiBlasio thanked the City Council for quickly enacting what he called "critical legislation" on Thursday [6/26/2014].  The vote was 43-3.  "The municipal ID is more than just a card — it provides New Yorkers who are currently living in the shadows with dignity and peace of mind.  My administration is fully ready to develop this plan and to swiftly implement a secure and accessible Municipal ID Card program," DiBlasio said.  The new ID program for all illegal aliens who live within New York's five boroughs — an estimated 500,000 of them — will allow them to open a bank account, sign a lease and get a library card.  (And vote? some are asking.)

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If you sneaked into this country illegally, you are not supposed to be here.  You should "live in the shadows."  You should live in constant fear of deportation.  You should be deported if you get arrested for anything.  You should find it difficult to get an apartment, a library card, food stamps, and (especially) to vote.

The Manufactured Immigration Crisis On The Texas Border.  Is the border crisis merely a result of endemic, worsening problems in Central America that are beyond our control, or did the Obama administration encourage — and even prepare for — a surge of illegal immigration for political reasons, hoping that a crisis of this kind might force Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes amnesty?  Both views are partially correct.  Unprecedented numbers of Central Americans are risking their lives to get into the United States illegally because conditions in their home countries are nearly untenable, and getting worse.  But they've also been led to believe they will not be deported.  Some of the blame for that lies with the Obama administration, but not all of it.

Border Patrol Agents Test Positive for Diseases Brought In by the Flood of Illegal Aliens.  Whether it's accidental or by DACA design, the US-Mexico border is being overrun with illegal aliens from Central America.  Mexico was once known for its tough handling of its southern border with Belize and Guatemala.  Not anymore.  At least 52,000 illegal aliens have managed to cross Mexico and reach the US border in the past few months.  Many of them are kids.  Some of them are hardcore criminals.  With Hizballah known to be active in South America and Mexico, who knows who else may be using this moment to slip into the US?

All job growth since 2000 has gone to immigrants — legal and illegal.  The Center for Immigration Studies has released a report that should be political dynamite.  Since the year 2000, legal and illegal immigrants have taken all new jobs, while native-born Americans have suffered a decline in the numbers employed.

Saving the Border When the Cavalry Isn't Coming.  [T]he existential danger here comes not from the assault itself.  Nightmarishly, it comes from the Obama administration, which, in its greatest betrayal, is leading, or at least supporting, the aliens' charge.

Border Patrol Agent: 'If the Administration Says This Isn't Amnesty, Don't Believe Them'.  Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said the Obama administration is largely to blame for waves of illegal immigrants that have been flooding the Southwest U.S. border since February, saying the government opened the door for the crisis by making it "clear they're not going to deport people."  Spratte, who was speaking with as a representative of the union, further said "we don't have control of the border," and if the Obama administration claims it is not in effect giving amnesty to the illegals, then "don't believe them."  Also, by allowing so many young illegal aliens to be released into this country, "the U.S. government has become a part of the smuggling business," he said.

New Yorkers to pay $4.9M legal fees for 1,380 illegals facing deportation.  New York City's newest budget includes enough money to pay the legal fees for about 1,380 illegal immigrants who are detained and facing deportation.  Within the budget is a $4.9 million set-aside for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, a program that just wrapped a one-year test phase and was deemed a success by City Council, Breitbart reported.  Under the program, taxpayers help cover the legal expenses for illegals in jail who should be deported, but are fighting it.

Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into Arizona and Fires At US Border Patrol Agents.  On Thursday [6/26/2014], the chopper was conducting a drug-related operation and crossed the border into Arizona.  Then — in U.S. airspace — it fired two shots at border patrol agents.

Mexican law enforcement chopper fires in Arizona.  A Mexican law enforcement chopper crossed about 100 yards north into the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement.

Mexican Military Helicopter Flies Into U.S., Shoots at Border Patrol Agents, Flies Back.  Once the helicopter was back on the ground in Mexico, an apology was issued.  "The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents.  The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation," Border Patrol Tucson Sector Union President Art del Cueto told KVOA News 4 in a statement.  "The agents were unharmed.  The helicopter went back into Mexico.  Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident."

Counterclaims over shots fired near U.S.-Mexico border.  Shots were fired this week near the U.S. border with Mexico, with a U.S. official saying they came from a Mexican law enforcement helicopter, something that a Mexican official denies.  The Mexican helicopter crossed into Arizona and fired two shots near U.S. border agents, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday.  No one returned fire, and the helicopter returned to Mexico.  No one was hurt in the incident, which happened about 6 a.m. local time Thursday [6/26/2014] about 100 yards into U.S. territory, the official said on condition of anonymity.

Brooks County Ranchers Worry About Criminal Immigrants.  Sex offenders, murder suspects and gang members are making their way through the vast rangelands of Brooks County.  The Vickers ranch is one of the many land spreads affected by the surge in illegal immigration.  What is more concerning to the ranch owners is the type of people trekking through their land.

'Cheat sheet' found near Mexico border shows illegal immigrants how to stay in the US if detained by authorities.  The Blaze, a conservative news site, obtained a copy of the Spanish-language cheat sheet that was found near the border crossing in McAllen, Texas.

America Can Have An Impenetrable Border, But We Won't.  [Scroll down]  And as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., on Wednesday [6/25/2014] reminded us, more than 90% of illegals simply "do not return for their hearings" after being processed.  Why would they bother?  They pay no price if they don't.  As Breitbart reports, swine flu is the latest health hazard that the influx has imported.  Border criminals are increasingly adding the commodity of people to the drugs and weapons that they already smuggle into the U.S, with "stash houses" packing aliens like sardines.  Hustling one person across the border can reportedly command as much as $7,000.  The word has gone out that all that the children have to do is get to America.  Once here, they can just turn themselves in, with no worries that they will be sent back anytime soon.

New York to Issue ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants.  New York City's 500,000 undocumented immigrants will be able to open bank accounts, visit libraries and use medical clinics, thanks to an official municipal identification card approved by the City Council.  The measure, backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, passed in a 43 to 3 vote today [6/26/2014] with two abstentions.  The photo IDs will display the holder's name, birth date, address and — at the cardholder's option — a self-designated gender.

Immigration reform effectively dead until after Obama leaves office, both sides say.  The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week.

Report: 90% of illegals skip immigration court appearances, 135,000 will go missing.  House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who on Wednesday [6/25/2014] held a hearing to raise national security concerns about the new wave of illegals, revealed Thursday [6/26/2014] that many of the teens are placed with relatives, including parents who are in the U.S. illegally, and then ignore court orders to appear for immigration hearings.  Once they are picked up by immigration officials, "they are given a court date, expected to return, a year or more later," said the Virginia lawmaker.  "The overwhelming majority of them, more than 90 percent, do not return for their hearings and as a result we have a problem," he added.

Cornyn, Rubio Introduce Resolution Calling on Obama to Enforce Immigration Laws.  In a resolution introduced Thursday [6/26/2014], Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio — a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that pushed immigration reform legislation through the Senate last year — called on the Senate to press Obama to take five steps to reduce the flood of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors crossing the southern border.

Orange County Sheriff's Department Will No Longer Hold Deportable Inmates Past Release Dates.  The sheriff's department had previously held inmates up to 48 hours past their scheduled release dates so that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could take those who would potentially be deported, including illegal aliens, into custody directly from jail.  Now, the sheriff's department will call ICE shortly before these inmates leave jail so that immigration authorities can pick them up as they walk out the doors, according to the Orange County Register.

'Mixed message': Feds to house, feed illegal aliens in Border Patrol Academy.  The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, a sprawling campus in the arid dirt plains of western New Mexico known for oil and dairy farms, could soon house hundreds of children and families that have crossed the southwest border.  Tens of thousands of immigrants have crossed in through Mexico primarily from Central America, where they appear to have been led to believe that once in the U.S., they will be allowed to stay.  The government is scrambling to accommodate them, but some critics say putting them up in the academy turns government policy on its head.

LBJ and Illegal Immigration.  As tens of thousands of illegal immigrant juveniles and mothers cross over into Texas and other states on the southern border, American voters are once again being reminded of the softness of the U.S. enforcement of immigration law.  What is little understood is that this permissive policy on immigration is not being perpetrated by big business or agricultural interests, but by big cities and the Federal government.  The movement of illegal immigrants did not start overnight.

They Took Our Jobs! Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants.  A shocking new report from the Center for Immigration Studies claims to prove that every single new job created in America for the last fourteen years has gone to immigrants, legal and illegal.  This would fly in the face of those who claim that immigration is an economic boon to native born Americans.

Shots Fired From Mexico To Harass Texas-US Law Enforcement.  A trusted law enforcement source is reporting that shots are currently being fired on the Mexican side of the U.S. border.  The shots are intended to harass the increased presence of Texas law enforcement personnel.

Texas Ranchers Under Attack.  Ronnie Osburn was preparing to talk to National Review Online Thursday about lawlessness in his border community when his home was broken into.  Osburn, a rancher who lives just south of a Border Patrol checkpoint in Brooks County, Texas, says he stepped away for about 45 minutes, and when he returned somebody had trashed his house.  The trespassers shattered his gun case, leaving a trail of blood throughout the house, but dropped the guns near the kitchen before scattering out the back door.  They had searched through the house, opened drawers, and even left a heap of uncooked bacon in a frying pan on the stove.

Murder Suspects, Sex Offenders, And MS-13 Gangster Caught At Texas Border.  In one weekend, the U.S. Border Patrol prevented murder suspects, multiple sex offenders, and an MS-13 gang member from entering the interior of Texas after they illegally entered into the U.S. from Mexico.  The arrests occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector, ground zero of the current border crisis.  The murder suspect was caught approximately 85 miles from the border in Texas, near the town of Falfurrias.  He is a Guatemalan who is wanted for alleged murder in the State of Florida.

Cloward-Piven Everywhere.  The Obama administration-driven calamity at this nation's southern border is no naiveté-caused accident.  Instead, it's the latest manifestation of what clear-eyed observers must recognize is just one of many concerted attempts to overwhelm this nation's institutions and its social, psychological and physical infrastructure for the apparent purpose of leaving it permanently weakened and fundamentally changed.  Conscious or not — and I would argue in most cases that it is quite conscious — what we're seeing is a comprehensive application of the left's long-championed Cloward-Piven strategy.

This is the culture being imported by Mexican immigrants:
Skulls Found Inside Teddy Bears at Mexico Airport.  Inspectors discovered two skulls and other human remains hidden inside teddy bears at a Mexico City airport shipping company. [...] Authorities contacted and arrested the man who was mailing the package, who said [...] the skulls "are in demand abroad by people who practice santeria," an Afro-Caribbean syncretic religion.  Santeria, which mixes west African Yoruba traditions with Catholic rites, grew out of the slave trade to the Americas and is practiced in the Caribbean as well as places like Florida and Brazil.

Central America Leaders Browbeat U.S. On Immigration.  Central American leaders have taken to lecturing the U.S. on the care and feeding of the tens of thousands of their emigrants who have suddenly flooded our southern border.  Have they no shame?  Apparently they don't, though the Spanish language has a very strong word — sinverguenza — for such gall.  Start with Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez.  After 37,049 of his countrymen were repatriated by the U.S. after fleeing in 2013, he told Fusion:  "I've asked the United States government to treat this matter with the utmost care from a humanitarian perspective.  They are kids in search of their parents, and they have the complete right to be with their parents."

What an Open Border Looks Like.  Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, says there are two types of illegal immigrants crossing the border:  those whom Border Patrol catches and those who catch Border Patrol. [...] A group of nearly 300 Central Americans recently turned themselves in to American officials, he says.  "Next week 300 is going to be nothing," Spratte says.  "It'll be 500 or 400 until they make the decision to start enforcing our immigration laws and deporting people."

Feds shelve plan to fly migrants to California.  Federal authorities announced they had canceled their plan to fly nearly 300 Central American immigrants to Southern California from Texas, but left the door the open to the possibility that the plan could be reinstated.  Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio told the Associated Press Sunday [6/22/2014] that he didn't know why the flights had been canceled, and described the planning as being "in a very fluid state."

New England mayors call for refugee resettlement freeze.  The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts has asked the federal government for a moratorium on sending refugees to the city, claiming that newly arrived families create a strain on city resources and the school system and do not receive sufficient aid from resettlement agencies. [...] Springfield is the third-largest city in Massachusetts, with a population of 153,000. The refugee population in Springfield is estimated to be 1,500 — roughly 1 percent of the total.  According to the 2010 census, 26.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Feds to Fly Hundreds of Migrants to California.  The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday [6/21/2014], as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings.

Where does the White House come up with this kind of money?
White House to give more than $250 Million in new aid to Central American countries.  The White House announced $254.6 million in new aid for Central American countries today.  The money will go toward returning unaccompanied minors who travel to the U.S. illegally to their families and fostering youth centered programs in their home countries, the White House said this afternoon.  The assistance to the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced today is in addition to the $130 million in aid the U.S. already provides those countries in economic assistance.  The U.S. has also decided to begin detaining families at the border instead of giving them court dates and releasing them.

Texas Border Crisis to be Complicated by Militia.  Militia groups in Texas and across the nation are responding to the Texas Border Surge announced Wednesday night by the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor and Texas House Speaker.  An announcement was made on several new media outlets including Facebook.  The alert to the civilian militia groups, which includes many groups who showed up at the Clive Bundy ranch in Nevada, calls on all able bodied militia members to converge on the Laredo sector of the Texas/Mexico border.

Border Insecurity: Arizona Ranchers Frustrated Over Smugglers, Crime.  On a steep and rugged road along the U.S. border, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels pointed to a well-worn foot trail leading from Mexico into Arizona.  It's a path, he said, that is frequently used by smugglers to ferry immigrants and drugs into the United States.  Dannels noted that the international border fence there, which stands only a few feet tall, is clearly no deterrent to traffickers who in recent years, he said, have become more aggressive and dangerous to anyone standing in their way.

Thousands of Immigrants Stuck in Mexico Stash Houses Just Outside US.  Thousands of illegal immigrants — most of whom are from Central America — continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day, but there are many who never complete the dangerous journey north because they run out of money.  The trip from Central America can be a life-threatening one, but rumors of "amnesty" have only caused more immigrants to make it to the U.S. at any cost.

Here's a positive development — which means it is unlikely that Obama & Co. is behind it:
Media in Central America to migrants: Don't go to U.S..  The news vendor threaded her way through a traffic-snarled boulevard in this humid, tropical city, hawking tabloid papers.  The message she carried was clear:  "The U.S. will not give asylum to migrant children," blared Thursday's [6/19/2014] front page of La Prensa Grafica, one of the largest papers in El Salvador.  Other newspapers sported similar headlines.  It has been all but impossible in this country in recent days to look at a newspaper, listen to the radio or watch a TV newscast without hearing this message.

Border agency's watchdog under investigation for coverup.  The internal affairs division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is being investigated for falsifying documents, intentionally misplacing employee complaints and bungling misconduct reports as part of a coverup to mask its failure to curb employee wrongdoing, a McClatchy investigation has found.  The inquiry of the nation's largest federal law enforcement agency also involves a much broader array of allegations, including an inner-office sexual relationship between two high-ranking officials, who themselves sometimes oversee investigations of similar illicit affairs.

Obama Officials Refuse To Provide Data About Flood of Illegals.  White House officials won't say how many of the illegal immigrants now flooding up from Central America have been given a courtroom date to ask for green cards.  "I will take a look and see if those numbers are available," White House Josh Earnest told frustrated reporters at the Friday White House press conference.  Earnest's evasion came after multiple questions from Fox News' Ed Henry and NBC's Jim Avila.

Gop Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson: Amnesty, Driver's Licenses, Bank Accounts For Illegals.  Las Vegas hotel magnate and prominent GOP donor Sheldon Adelson believes all of the country's illegal immigrants should be put on a path to citizenship and given driver's licenses and bank accounts while on that path.  A post-election poll showed that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted because of his support for amnesty legislation, but Adelson said he hoped that would not derail it.

Pelosi: Boehner Using Word 'Alien'.  to Describe Illegals is 'Reprehensible'

Angry Virginia Residents Say 'No' to Obama Administration's Plan to House Illegals.  Over 1,000 angry residents of the small, rural town here gathered at Brunswick High School on Thursday and reamed out local, state, and federal government officials for offering the St. Paul's College building as temporary emergency shelter for 500 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) coming from Texas.  St. Paul's, a historically black college, shut down five years ago after losing its accreditation.

Boehner to Obama: Send National Guard to the Southern Border.  House Speaker John Boehner is asking President Obama to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, to relieve the U.S. Border Patrol as it deals with an unprecedented influx of children and families — tens of thousands since October, many from Central America.  Our country is facing a national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote to the president on Friday.  "The policies of your administration have directly resulted in the belief by these immigrants that once they reach U.S. soil, they will be able to stay here indefinitely.

'Unlawful Migration'.  The White House is now using the phrase "unlawful migration" instead of the more commonly heard phrase "illegal immigration."  The new term is used in a readout of a phone call President Obama had yesterday with President Peña Nieto of Mexico. [...] It appears the White House has only used the phrase one other time, in a joint statement between the United States and China.

What does "top legislative priority" mean in the Executive Branch?
FLOTUS: Amnesty [is] President Obama's 'Top' Priority.  On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama repeated what her husband has said many times — amnesty legislation is his top legislative priority.  "Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix our immigration system, even though just about everyone agrees that it is broken," she said at a naturalization ceremony.  "I want you all to know that my husband has made this his top legislative priority because, at the end of the day, this fight isn't just about principles; it's about real people."

Illegal Immigrant 'Rights' Group Mad At Sheriff Joe For Enforcing Law.  The illegal immigration "debate" has so many upside down components that it is almost a full time job cataloging them.  The most glaring, however, are the push by eager-to-pander politicians on both sides of the aisle to remove the word "illegal" from all discussions and calm entertaining by so many of the idea that enforcing laws on the books is a bad thing.

Rupert Murdock: Amnesty, Unlimited High-Tech Visas "Can't Wait".  A day after dining with President Barack Obama's top adviser Valerie Jarrett, Murdoch, the Chairman of the group that owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, pushed for amnesty and an unlimited number of high-tech guest-worker visas in a Wednesday op-ed in the Journal.  Murdoch said his "heart sank" when he learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted last week in a primary election that was widely viewed as a referendum against amnesty legislation.

Also posted under What's the rush?

Liberal's Solution To Border Crisis: Let Illegals Become 'State Citizens'.  Breitbart Texas reported on a proposed bill in New York that would allow more than 2 million illegal immigrants to get a myriad of benefits including voting rights, the ability to run for office, Medicaid, drivers licenses, and in-state tuition by allowing them to become "state citizens."  A sponsor of that bill, State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), told Breitbart Texas he thinks states in the Southwest should consider similar legislation to deal with the border crisis involving thousands of Central Americans entering the country illegally.

Breaking: Texas-Led Border Security Surge 'Imminent'.  Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas/Mexico border.  The DPS will attempt to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border.

O'Reilly: Immigration Crisis Could Damage Entire Infrastructure of America.  In tonight's [6/17/2014] Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly remarked on a New York Times story that said humanitarian aid should be given to about 50,000 kids who have illegally entered the United States since last fall, plus the hundreds more who come in each day.  O'Reilly said that liberal America is trying to convince us that poor immigrants are freeing economic oppression.  While accepting poor people who are fleeing chaotic governments is a hallmark of America, O'Reilly said, "The harsh reality is we cannot support all the world's poor, it is impossible."

Hundreds of armed Mexican officers crossing US border, despite Marine stuck in jail.  More than 500 armed Mexican military and law enforcement personnel have crossed the U.S. border without permission over the past decade, raising questions over why a U.S. Marine remains jailed in Mexico for a similar offense.  The startling figures were provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in a letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske reported that roughly 525 armed Mexican soldiers and police jumped the border since 2004, in 152 separate incidents.

New York Dem: Illegals Should Have The Right To Vote.  New York state Sen. Guestavo Rivera wants to pass legislation to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in local and state elections, Reuters reports.  In terms of the broad benefits available to non-citizens, this bill is the first of its kind in America.  The main objective of the New York Is Home Act, according to Rivera, is to integrate illegal immigrants, who are estranged from participation in civic, economic and political life.  The legislation not only gives illegal immigrants the right to vote, but establishes a kind of second-tiered citizenship on a state level, in which illegal immigrants can apply for tuition assistance, health insurance and driver's and professional licenses, among other benefits.

DHS: Mexican Military, Police Made 300 Illegal Border Incursions Into U.S. Since 2004.  Mexican military and law enforcement have made 300 unauthorized border incursions into the United States since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security revealed to California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Tuesday. [...] In a response letter obtained by Breitbart News, Gil Kerlikowske, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told Hunter that of the 300 unauthorized incursions since Jan. 1, 2004, there were 152 incidents involving a total of about 525 armed subjects.

Amnesty Lost Big In Cantor's Defeat.  Elections have consequences, and the stunning defeat of the heir apparent for leadership of the Republican Party, Eric Cantor, continues to reverberate throughout the political world.  Completely caught off guard by this spectacular upset, the liberal media are scrambling to try to spin the story as something other than what it obviously was.  The message of the voters to Eric Cantor and the entire Nation was this:  "no amnesty."

Undocumented fight for in-state tuition.  They just earned diplomas at North Carolina high schools, but it's proving much harder to get to the next level.  A group of young un-documented immigrants hit the halls at the North Carolina General Assembly Tuesday, fighting for in-state college tuition — despite the fact they were brought to the US illegally by their parents.

The Editor says...
It doesn't matter if they were brought here by their parents or by global warming or by the Tooth Fairy.  If they are here illegally, they are not entitled to the privileges that citizens enjoy.

TX Lawmakers Say Special Session May Be Needed To Secure Border.  State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) says that the surge of illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande Valley has passed crisis levels, with over 100,000 expected to be captured this year.

Contrary to Media Narrative, 95% of Illegal Immigrants Say They Came for New Amnesty Promise.  [Scroll down] Of course, this won't be reported by the mainstream media, which has so much invested in advancing the aims of the Obama administration.  The American people will be told that pushing "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" will solve the crisis.  Instead, the bitter reality is that if these illegals are rewarded with a "path to citizenship," it will only encourage many more to make the long, dangerous trek to our borders.

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America's standing army?  On orders from the DHS, the government's efforts along the border have become little more than an exercise in police state power, ranging from aggressive checkpoints to the widespread use of drone technology, often used against American citizens traveling within the country.  Border patrol operations occur within 100 miles of an international crossing, putting some 200 million Americans within the bounds of aggressive border patrol searches and seizures, as well as increasingly expansive drone surveillance.

Rep. Price: Obama 'Deceitful' on Border Security.  President Obama was "being deceitful" when he told the American people in 2011 that the U.S. border is secure, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told "Fox News Sunday."  "The American people understand and appreciate, given the events over the past couple of weeks, that the president was being deceitful with the American people on this.  There's a human tragedy going on the Southern border right now, and the president's doing nothing.  What did he do this weekend to correct that?  He gave a hyper-partisan commencement speech and then went and played golf.

'Wave of humanity': Border Patrol overwhelmed by flow of illegal immigrants.  At daybreak in this border town, two women from Guatemala — one with a small child strapped to her back — wait patiently on the levee overlooking the Rio Grande.  They have been instructed by the "coyote" who ferried them across the river for an exorbitant fee — as much as $1,000 — to simply wait for the Border Patrol to pick them up.  After processing, they will likely be given a notice to appear before an immigration judge and a bus ticket to wherever in America they may have friends or relatives.

The Editor says...
Wouldn't it make more sense to give each of them a bus ticket back to wherever they came from, instead of a ticket to the interior of this country?

Citizensip for sale:
Immigration reform moves to states; New York eyes citizenship after 3 years of taxes.  The frustration with Washington's inaction on any type of immigration reform has forced proponents to shift their attention to states such as New York where a new plan was offered Monday [6/16/2014] to grant citizenship and voting rights after an illegal immigrant pays three years of taxes.

Obama Dispatches Biden To Stop Wave Of Illegals At Texas.  President Barack Obama is sending Vice President Joe Biden to deal with the rising flood of poor Central American immigrants now flowing into Texas.  Biden will fly into Guatemala June 20, to meet with the presidents of Guatemala and El Salvador, plus a top official from Honduras, and to tell the 28 million people in those countries that they can't migrate to the United States, a White House official said Sunday [6/15/2014].  But the trip is merely for show, said one Hill aide.

Open Borders: Entrenching the Fundamental Transformation of a Dying Nation.  The United States as we have known it is dying.  Its death is at the hands of politicians and it is being done so cleverly, with the help of a compliant and far-left media, that the people don't even know it's happening.  Mr. Obama is overloading the system with crises and we cannot handle them.  This opens the way for Mr. Obama to use his pen and phone to solve them.  He will solve it as Marxists solve problems and he will do so as incompetently as he has done in the past.  There is no reason to believe he will suddenly become competent.  Mr. Obama isn't doing it alone.  He has help from his hand-picked staff and an obsequious Congress that cares nothing for their own authority under the Constitution.  We will soon see the end of the United States as a free nation as a result.

Obama is Going Thelma and Louise.  "I believe the president has, within existing law, the power to take action to protect the immigrant community, and I think he will take those actions." [Congressman Luis] Gutierrez declared.  There are three very interesting points in that brief sentence.  The first is the odd notion that this president cares a whit about whether or not anything he does is within the law.  He has not shown any hesitation to violate or interpret laws as he sees fit from day to day.  Another curious proposition is that the immigrant community either needs or deserves "protection" in the form of amnesty in order to insulate them from the results of illegal acts.  Apparently American citizens and legal immigrants do not merit protection from the results of those acts.  The most troubling suggestion, however, is the one most likely to occur.  The president, probably will "take those actions."

Rand Paul: Let's Compromise On Amnesty.  [Senator Rand] Paul, a potential 2016 contender, reportedly said that "amnesty is a word that's trapped us," and, according to CNN, emphasized, "If you want immigration reform, there has to be openness to compromise."  Earlier on Wednesday [6/11/2014], talk radio host Rush Limbaugh declared that when politicians in Washington say "immigration reform" what they really mean is "amnesty."

Obama's Inhumane Retribution Against Jan Brewer.  The image of Brewer squaring off face-to-face with Obama on the tarmac has been recorded as one of the boldest acts of the governor.  That, of course, didn't sit well with Obama.  And it just so happens that now thousands of Central American illegal immigrants have been flown and bussed from Texas into Phoenix by Department of Homeland Security in what I deem to be an act of retribution against Gov. Brewer for publicly setting Obama straight.

Secure the Border.  I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country.  If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come.  We must be in favor of reform — smart reform that starts with border security.  Characterizing that position as "amnesty" is simply untrue.  What we have now is a lawless border.  Current policy is a beacon for more illegal immigrants.  The Obama administration's lawless executive orders legalizing people who came here illegally will only encourage more illegal immigration — unless we act now with real, strong, verifiable border security.

View from the Border.  I received the following e-mail from a Texas state official who recently toured the border area where the mass crossings are taking place.  This is an excerpt from his note [...]

Surge in illegals immigrants blamed on U.S. policy, not spiking violence.  Illegal immigrants from Central America are surging across the U.S.-Mexico border because they believe they can take advantage of American immigration policy and gain at least a tentative foothold in the country, according to an internal Border Patrol intelligence memo.  The immigrants come seeking "permisos," which apparently are the "notices to appear," the legal documents given to non-Mexicans caught at the border, according to the memo, which was viewed by The Washington Times and raised several times Wednesday [6/11/2014] at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina.  Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.  "How do you prepare for that?" says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition.  "You can't have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina.  It's relocation services that are really taking place.  In the case of Katrina, most of them were United States citizens or people that were here lawfully, and now you have people that aren't here lawfully."

Limbaugh: House Could Still Push Amnesty, Cantor Has 'Nothing to Lose'.  Conventional wisdom today [6/11/2014] dictates Eric Cantor's devastating primary loss means immigration reform is dead, but Rush Limbaugh isn't so sure. [...] Limbaugh charged that Cantor was serving his donors and President Obama more than his constituents, because he's part of that brand of Republican that won't dare "be confrontational" with Obama.  But Limbaugh predicted that Cantor is likely so angry, he could very well push for the very thing that got him pushed out of office.

Current Illegal Immigration "Crisis" is a Classic Case of "Cloward-Piven".  This current crisis is completely manufactured by Obama and his comrades — by opening the borders and refusing to prosecute illegals which sent the signal to people wanting to come here illegaly that now was the time. [...] In this case, Obama and his comrades are hoping to make the illegal immigrant crisis so bad that (after the leftist dominated mass media pushes the "humanitarian crisis" aspect of the mess) Congress will have no choice but to pass amnesty.

Crisis Leaves 'Vast Swaths' Of Border Unprotected, Cartels 'In Control'.  The massive influx of adults and minors crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has brought the Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) past its capacity to provide security at the U.S./Mexico border, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). [...] "Mexican cartels are exploiting this crisis to get their shipments through.  They know our schedules, our shifts, our manpower, and how we react to these situations," said [NBPC] Vice President [Shawn] Moran.

Chaos erupts at Cantor election night headquarters after his departure.  In the room of downcast Cantor allies, a new energy suddenly erupted — but not the kind they wanted on election night.  A group of immigration activists stormed the ballroom, screaming and waving a flag.  "What do we want?  Immigration reform!  When do we want it?  Now!"  A few Cantor supporters tried to block the protesters' entrance into the ballroom, and pushing and shoving ensued.

Gutierrez: Obama to Unilaterally Enact Amnesty After Cantor Loss.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), perhaps the most outspoken amnesty proponent in Congress, said the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the primary Tuesday [6/10/2014] is no impediment to President Obama moving forward with immigration unilaterally.  "When people say there'll be no action on immigration, watch the White House," Gutierrez said in a brief interview with Breitbart News.

Military Bases: Obama's New Illegal Alien Dumping Grounds.  A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence:  It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts.  The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 illegal immigrants arrived on that flight and stayed nearly a week before being transferred to a Department of Homeland Security site and then released.  The second flight reportedly was diverted from Hanscom to Boston's Logan Airport this past weekend. [...] How many other military bases are stealthily being used to redistribute, house, process and release illegal border crossers?

Child Alien Crisis Obama's Fault, But GOP Won't Pounce.  What is at the top of the Republican wish list?  A vibrant economy?  An America strong and respected in the world?  Capturing the Senate?  A Republican elected to the White House in 2016?  Nah.  The GOP wants amnesty for illegal aliens.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., made that abundantly clear in an interview with a local Virginia TV station WTVR last Friday [6/6/2014].  He said he told President Obama that "we can work on the border security bill together.  We can work on something like the kids."  And Breitbart reports that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is secretly gauging House GOP support for action on amnesty legislation before August.

Reporters Revolt As Obama Officials Stonewall On Aliens Released From Custody.  With illegal immigrants streaming across the southern border, senior Obama administration officials couldn't provide reporters specific information about how many have been released from custody into the U.S. on a conference call with reporters Monday [6/9/2014], prompting frustration from the 4th Estate.  The call was on "background," which means that the government officials providing the information can be quoted, but not by name, a fact that didn't sit well with the first questioner.

Ted Cruz: 'Obama's Lawlessness' Responsible For Spike In Illegal Immigration.  A sharp spike in illegal immigration has caused facilities and resources along the U.S.-Mexico border to become overwhelmed.  As a result, U.S. Border Patrol has been releasing thousands of illegal immigrants onto U.S. soil each week.  Some released immigrants are even criminals — as Breitbart Texas previously reported, more than 36,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens were released by U.S. authorities in 2013 alone.  Texas Senator Ted Cruz told Breitbart Texas that this "humanitarian crisis" is a "direct consequence" of the Obama Administration's actions and rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration.

Latin American Media Tell Poor Indigents to Rush to U.S. While Obama's in Office.  There's a major refugee crisis unfolding on our southern border.  Let me repeat:  a refugee crisis.  A countless number of poor indigents from Central America are now flooding into America.  They hope to gain amnesty and a path to citizenship under President Obama's unlawful edicts; he has enacted a de facto DREAM Act even though Congress refused to pass such a law.

Obama Renews Work Permits For 520,000 Illegals.  President Barack Obama is renewing his two-year amnesty for at least 550,000 younger illegal immigrants, and is rolling back education requirements and anti-fraud measures.  "Obama's extension of his unilaterally-created immigration program not only violates his constitutional duty to enforce the law, but the changes he made to it proactively invite fraud and abuse," said a June 5 statement by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.

Feds say no end in sight for policy of 'dumping' illegal immigrants in Arizona.  Federal officials told [Arizona Gov. Jan] Brewer Friday [6/6/2014] that the practice will continue for the foreseeable future, and this weekend more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be "dumped" in Arizona.  Adults and family units will also arrive, though Brewer was not told how many, her office said.  Reports first surfaced last week that scores of illegal immigrants in Texas were being flown, bused and then abandoned out of state in Arizona and elsewhere.

Border Patrol Sector to Release 500 Illegal Aliens Per Week into US.  The specifics of how the illegal aliens are transported in unclear at this time, however, recently some have been flown at the tax-payers expense and some have been transported on buses.

Officials Under Fire For Dumping Illegal Immigrants In U.S..  Scores of illegal immigrants, caught by authorities in Texas trying to sneak into the country via the Rio Grande Valley, are being flown, bused and then abandoned out of state in places like Arizona, New York and Maryland.  If the immigrants had been from Mexico, authorities would release them back across the border.  But these would-be immigrants come from Central American countries, such as El Salvador and Guatemala, and trying to get them back to their country of origin has been a costly and largely unsuccessful endeavor.

White House Policies Invite More Illegal Immigration.  There are plenty of reasons for this migration wave — from the violence of the drug war in Central America to the leftist governments of the region, notably in El Salvador, that ensure low economic growth.  But there's a magnet effect coming from White House policymaking that's also pulling them north.  President Obama has talked up the DREAM Act of amnesty for young illegals and browbeaten Congress to pass it, using executive orders when it didn't.  He's also let it be known he's not enforcing U.S. deportation laws.  Now we have a full-blown refugee crisis.  They're convinced that amnesty is theirs if they just reach U.S. soil.

Lawmakers Call on DHS to Block Immigration Enforcement at Courthouses.  Fifty-nine members of Congress, led by Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore, are calling on Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson to halt immigration enforcement actions at courthouses.  "We ask that DHS issue new department-wide guidance that ensures that courts — like schools, hospitals, places of worship — are safe places that can be accessed by all people," the House members wrote in a letter to Johnson Wednesday.  "No one should be afraid of going to court to seek essential services and protection from the court."

The Editor asks...
What about the courthouse parking lot?  What about the street in front of the courthouse?  The Secretary of Homeland Security doesn't seem to put a lot of value on consistent enforcement of the law.

Courthouses should be immigration enforcement-free zones: DHS chief Johnson.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday [5/29/2014] that he will not scrap a program that scours prisons and jails for illegal immigrants to deport, but did promise adjustments to make it more palatable to mayors and governors who have balked at cooperating with the Secure Communities program.  Mr. Johnson said he will try to work with "sanctuary" cities and states to assuage their concerns.  The approach is starkly different from the one the administration took with Arizona, in which the Justice Department sued to halt the state's stricter enforcement law.

DHS Secretary Sees 'Legal Ambiguity' in Status of Illegal Aliens.  "We have to accept the fact that we have 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in this country," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday [5/29/2014].  "We have to deal with that.  I don't think we should allow them to exist in a state of legal ambiguity or in a dark hole."  Johnson noted that some states now issue drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants, and he also mentioned that they can practice law in California.  "So they're not going away.  They're not going to self-deport.  I would rather see us reckon with this population than continue in the state of legal ambiguity we're in right now."

The Editor says...
Illegal aliens can get licensed to drive in some states only because of left-wing liberal Democrats.  They can practice law in California only because of liberal Democrats.  They are not going to self-deport because left-wing liberal Democrats do everything they can to get illegal aliens signed up for food stamps.  If life was made uncomfortable for illegal aliens, they would deport themselves overnight.  Here are some places to start:  Abolish Spanish-language broadcasting, put U.S. troops on the Mexican border (instead of Germany, Japan and the Philippines), put a 50-percent (or greater) tax on electronic cash transfers to Mexico, and conduct all public transactions exclusively in English.

Obama Has Failed The Border States. Is It Time To Form Posses To Battle Drug Cartels?  Mexican narco-terrorist cartels armed by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and (Free) Firearms are pouring north across a border that the Obama Administration refuses to secure, and are now boldly threatening American law enforcement officers with death if they dare stand in the way of the cartel surging into Texas: [...] While the federal government under Barack Obama is refusing to combat the cartels — which are, after all, heavily armed by firearms that the ATF provided and the DOJ refuses to account for — local police seem to be left largely on their own in the border regions to defend the citizenry as cartels surge across an undefended southern border.  Interestingly enough, Dave Kopel provides the constitutional mechanism to supply the manpower to turn back this tide with or without the support of a corrupt and feckless federal government, in the use of the modern posse comitatus.

More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White.  Hispanics are often described as driving up the nonwhite share of the population.  But a new study of census forms finds that more Hispanics are identifying as white.  An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of "Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin," as the census form puts it, changed their race from "some other race" to "white" between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and reported by Pew Research.

While we're at it, let's stop 'villainizing' robbers.  Like illegals, bank robbers distrust the police.  But stick-up men are our neighbors, and they too are DREAMERS.  They dream of pulling off the perfect heist, when their masks don't fall off, and no tellers hit the silent alarm, and no red-dye packs go off in their bag of loot.  Mayor Curtatone says that these archaic laws are "tearing families apart and discouraging cooperation with the police."  So true. [...] We must strive to understand these bank-robbing DREAMERS.  A machine gun is part of their culture, like drunken driving in certain other groups that have recently come here to vacation.

No 'fresh start' needed.  The Obama administration is once again hinting that it may abandon — bend, break, you pick the verb — yet another immigration law in its continuing effort to pander to its political base. [...] Under the program — implemented here but continually under fire from civil libertarians and our governor — anyone arrested and booked for a local or state crime has his fingerprints run through a federal database for immigration violations.  Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement can then ask local law enforcement to detain the violator.  Now this doesn't seem a particularly complicated issue in need of a "fresh start."  Nor is it some kind of roundup of the undocumented.  We're talking about people who are already in police custody.

Sessions Updates Catalogue of Obama Administration Immigration Non-Enforcement.  In the wake of hints from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that the Obama administration is looking to reduce deportations by making changes to the Secure Communities program, the office of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions released an update to their catalog of the Obama administration's moves "to dismantle immigration enforcement."  The Alabama immigration hawk's 17-page timeline begins in early 2009 with the administration's announcement that that it is "not doing raids or audits" of workplaces potentially employing illegal immigrants.  The timeline ends this week on May 12, 2014 with an internal ICE document revealing that last year ICE released more than 36,007 criminal immigrants convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes.

America's Never-ending Shame: Importing Inequality.  Americans must feel ashamed forever for the wicked inequalities that we maintain, especially racial inequalities.  As if to fuel that shame, we are rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants: the building blocks of more inequality, and more mandatory guilt.  These challenges are intensified because assimilation is almost nonexistent while multiculturalism essentially guarantees that immigrants maintain historical grievances and loyalties to a home nation other than America.  These historical grievances, especially the notion that America stole the southwest from Mexico, have frozen the melting pot.

Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants Shows 'Government Doesn't Control Our Borders'.  The revelation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more then 36,000 criminal aliens is indicative of the ineffectiveness of current immigration enforcement, a spokesman for California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told Breitbart News.  "This data reinforces what we have known for some time:  our government doesn't control our borders and doesn't effectively deal with repeat offender criminal aliens who find themselves in the hands of law enforcement," Issa's spokesman wrote in an email to Breitbart Wednesday [5/14/2014].

Hillary Clinton and the release of thousands of criminal aliens.  In effect, the administration has, as Bill Otis puts it, "unleashed its own crime wave."  But who within the administration was responsible for this for wanton indifference to public safety?  One responsible party is Hillary Clinton. [...] [F]ederal law requires the secretary of state to stop issuing visas to the citizens of any country that refuses to take back its nationals.  Refusing to issue visas to citizens of a foreign country would provide a powerful incentive for that country to take back its nationals and thus create a significant likelihood of removal in the foreseeable future.  This, in turn, would enable the U.S. to avoid releasing criminal aliens onto our streets.

Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System.  The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken.  Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers.  What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.  Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not.

Business Execs: Amnesty Legislation Will Be Last Act Of Lame-Duck Session.  Two of the most prominent CEOs that have been lobbying Congress for immigration reform and amnesty legislation indicated on Monday this Congress's final act could be passing sweeping amnesty legislation in the lame-duck session.

ICE data: 36,000 illegals with criminal convictions were released during deportation proceedings.  A preemptive strike on DHS from the Center for Immigration Studies, designed to make Obama's upcoming "relaxation" of U.S. deportation procedures as politically painful as possible.  He's desperate to pander to his base, which is impatient after waiting more than five years for amnesty and has now convinced itself based on cooked numbers that he's some sort of crazed border hawk.  That's where the "relaxation" comes in — and that's the beauty of CIS's otherwise grim data, which shows just how relaxed the system already is.

Activists Block Border Patrol From Locating Potential Illegal Immigrants.  Volunteers with the border advocacy group No More Deaths allegedly prevented Border Patrol agents from locating potential illegal immigrants.  Activists have consistently resisted Border Patrols' attempts to search a large camp outside of Arivaca, Arizona, where illegal aliens and drug smugglers or dangerous individuals may regularly receive medical help.

GOP Suicide Watch.  This week, the House Armed Services Committee is poised to set in train a legislative process that could well translate into the suicide of the Republican Party.  The committee will consider — and, all other things being equal, may actually adopt — a controversial amendment to be offered by Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  It would allow illegal aliens brought here as minors — so-called "Dreamers" — to serve in the U.S. military and, thereby, obtain American citizenship. [...] So, if Eric Cantor, Mike Coffman, Speaker John Boehner and other like-minded Republicans actually succeed in transforming the annual National Defense Authorization Bill into a vehicle for conferring an amnesty on illegal aliens, they will not only wind up harming the U.S. military and the nation as a whole.  They risk achieving in the process the astonishing feat of political suicide for their party.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces City Jobs, Internships Will Go To Illegal Aliens.  In a recent proclamation, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he intends to give city jobs and internships to so-called "DREAMers," youngsters in the country illegally.  In the announcement, Emanuel proudly stated that "for the first time" Chicago is "opening up nearly 23,000 City-funded internship, volunteer, and job opportunities for undocumented students, or 'DREAMers.'"

Illegals Visit Capitol Hill, Demand Amnesty Through Executive Orders.  To mark May Day last week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) invited people who are in the country illegally to Capitol Hill where they released a list of executive orders they believe President Barack Obama should put in place, including stopping all deportations and bringing back deportees who have family here.  At the event, held in the Canon Office Building, seven people who are part of a "Blue Ribbon Commission" — six illegal aliens and an immigration attorney — that released a list of 14 things Obama could do (according to legal scholars they consulted with) to provide amnesty to millions without congressional approval.

The Editor says...
Try that in any other country and see what happens.

Dem Lawmaker: Obama Planning 'Broader, Bolder Action' On Immigration Unless Republicans Act.  Illinois Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez warned that "unless Republicans act" on comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama will take "broader, bolder action" to curb the deportation of illegal immigrants without changing the law through Congress.  Gutierrez spoke to MSNBC's Ronan Farrow on Wednesday afternoon about their agreement that comprehensive immigration reform — which may or may not include amnesty for illegal immigrants — should make it through the U.S. Congress this summer.  The Illinois congressman claimed that even with strong opposition from parts of the Republican Party, he's confident reform will pass.  But even if it doesn't, Gutierrez promised immigration activists they won't be disappointed.

Biden retreats: Illegal immigrants aren't 'citizens'.  Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Monday backed away from his claim earlier this year that illegal immigrants "are already American citizens," saying that while he acknowledges they aren't actually citizens, they are still Americans.

The Editor says...
Walking across the border wouldn't make me a Mexican or a Canadian.  Illegal aliens are not Americans.

Conservative activists fight back on immigration.  Activists opposed to immigration reform are urging congressional candidates to sign a pledge that they won't vote for immigration reform.  The move apparently began on Laura Ingrham's national radio show and is being pushed by Tea Party groups all across the country.

Virginia attorney general declares 'dreamers' eligible for in-state tuition.  Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring thrust himself and his state back into the national spotlight Tuesday [4/29/2014] by announcing that some illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children can qualify for in-state college tuition under existing law.  Herring made the announcement at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus just a few months after the legislature declined to enact the idea and on the heels of another brazen legal move in January, when he declared that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

Amnesty, American Values, and Economic Dependency.  Preying on our sympathy, kindness, and generosity to foreign nations, we are being guilted and forced to be generous with lawbreakers by awarding them citizenship because they jumped a fence, swam across a river, or walked through the hot desert, putting their lives in peril, defying and disrespecting our borders and our laws.  This amnesty is forced on the American people at a time when we can ill-afford to be generous, with millions of Americans unemployed, underemployed, and on welfare, facing the fundamental destruction of our healthcare.

The Editor says...
Guilt is not a verb.

Virginia now a DREAMer, gay marriage state.  Virginia, once Republican red, then purple in President Obama's elections, is turning Democratic blue under new Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring, who, with the snap of his fingers Tuesday [4/29/2014], declared that the children of illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state tuition.  His decision follows another opposed by Republicans in Richmond that gay marriage isn't banned under current law.  Herring's action was heralded by McAuliffe, who is trying hard to bring Obamacare to the Old Dominion.

Desert Rescue Beacons Let Immigrants Call for Help.  The [U.S. Border Patrol] unveiled its plans Wednesday [4/30/2014] for dealing with the problem of immigrants dying in the desert, including 10 new beacons that allow migrants to call for help at the push of a red button.

Florida Senate Clears Way for DREAM Act.  The Republican-controlled Florida Senate on Thursday passed Florida's version of the DREAM Act, which would give in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who have completed at least three years of school in Florida.  The bill, which passed 26-13, will go to the House on Friday, where it is expected to pass before going to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's desk. Scott has said that he would sign the bill.

Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws.  On Thursday [4/24/2014], 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws.  "Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama.  "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation's sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders."

Obama administration may unveil new deportation policy in two stages.  The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year.

The Editor says...
"Later in the year" means "after the mid-term elections."

John McCain: Not Granting Amnesty 'A Stain on America's Honor'.  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who co-wrote the Senate's amnesty legislation and has been trying for more than a decade to pass comprehensive immigration reform, believes not granting amnesty to all of the country's illegal immigrants is a "stain on America's honor."  Speaking at Harvard University's Institute of Politics on Wednesday [4/23/2014], McCain said the country currently has "de facto amnesty" because there are "not enough buses" to deport all of the country's illegal immigrants.

McCain says illegal immigrants are 'not going home'.  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday [4/23/2014] that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave.  "They're not going home.  And so why don't we give them a path to citizenship," McCain asked at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.  "There are not enough buses to deport them," he added.  "It's de facto amnesty."

Left Begins Effort to Publicize Gaps in Border Fence.  A coalition of investigative journalists to include the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) recently announced a public project to map border infrastructure used to hopefully minimize unlawful crossing and other illegal activities.  While the effort is understandably time-consuming and leads to frustration when clearly seeing much of the border unfenced — security experts argue the key is proper placement, rather than blanket coverage with infrastructure.

Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks.  House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told House Democrats he'll take action in the next few weeks on "fixes" to immigration law, most likely dealing with deportation.

Obama does whatever it takes to make deportations more difficult.
Report: Obama Considering Bond Hearings for Detained Illegal Immigrants.  Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants.  According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more.

Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats — and more losses for GOP.  Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it.  There's a reason for that.  In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years.

Lax Immigration Enforcement Exerts Magnetic Pull.  Last year ICE reportedly released 68,000 criminal aliens into the U.S. population instead of deported them back home, while only one out of seven encounters with illegals was ever prosecuted, according to CNS.  "Our law enforcement system is in a state of collapse," warned Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama in the Senate Friday, "and it's a deliberate plan by the president of the United States."  Ever since 2010, when President Obama first called for "comprehensive immigration reform," meaning amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants, and then followed up in 2011 with orders to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to use "prosecutorial discretion" in apprehending illegals, a great wave of immigration has built.

Schumer: We'll Have Amnesty in 2014 Thanks to Liberal Republicans.  Ever the happy warrior of the left, Sen. Chuck Schumer is not giving up on his pipe dream:  amnesty for illegal aliens in 2014.  Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, Schumer said he thinks it still can happen this year thanks to a group of liberal Republicans — what he thinks is the majority of Republicans — who will stand by silently, letting amnesty pass while voting against it in the end.

Undocumented immigrants as teachers?  Long before Alejandro Fuentes Mena became a fifth grade teacher, he was an undocumented immigrant from Chile.  "I came to the United States when I was four years old," Fuentes Mena said.  In August, he started at the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary School as part of effort by Denver Public Schools administrators to be the first school district in the nation to actively seek out teachers people who were initially brought to the United States illegally.

Homeland Security Chief Vows To Review Ways To Make Deportations More Humane.  As frustration over the United States' broken immigration system has focused increasingly on President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday [4/9/2014] that he will make sure that deportation efforts are aimed chiefly at those who pose a danger to public safety and national security.

Wall Street Journal: Opponents of Amnesty are Racists.  The Wall Street Journal strongly suggested Wednesday [4/9/2014] that opponents of "comprehensive" immigration reform are mere racists, in a slew of commentary prompted by the controversy over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's remark this week that illegal immigration was an "act of love."  Though the Journal editorial page is often quite conservative, it frequently criticizes the Tea Party, and it tends to favor a liberal policy on immigration reform.

Cantor's 'Pledge' At Center Of Secretive Immigration Push, Chairman Says.  House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said that a promise Majority Leader Eric Cantor made last year is a major force behind the push to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military.  Cantor "made a pledge that he would help" Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) enact the proposal, McKeon said at a roundtable on Thursday morning [4/10/2014] in Washington, D.C.  As reported last week by Breitbart News, House Republicans had been quietly working working to insert the text of the proposal into an related Defense authorization bill, but after the issue became public McKeon announced he would not include it bill as introduced.  Denham, a sophomore Republican who represents California's central valley, has been leading the push for the provision, which he has introduced as a stand-alone bill called the "ENLIST Act."

Sen. Sessions: 'Deliberate Plan by President' to Collapse U.S. Law Enforcement System.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to "a deliberate plan by the president of the United States" to collapse the nation's law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.  "Our law enforcement system is in a state of collapse, and it's a deliberate plan by the president of the United States, and it's wrong.  And, people need to be aware of it and need to stand up to it and I believe the American people are beginning to do so."  Sen. Sessions rebuked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Joe Biden for their pro-amnesty efforts: