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Congress Comes to the Border
ABP Extends Invitation
Left -- CBP chopper flies along border fence in Cochise County this morning.
Right -- It flew right over the spot where smugglers cut a hole and drove a load of drugs through a week ago. Photo shows welders repairing the damage. Will McCaul be told about this?
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol -- January 24, 2015  
    We have learned from press reports that a contingent of high-ranking congressmen will be touring the border in Southern Arizona -- probably today.
    The group will include Chairman McCaul of the Homeland Security Committee. It is very important for this group of elected officials to get the truth about the border.
    To that end, I want to extend an invitation to Chairman McCaul and the group to visit the headquarters of American Border Patrol. We are right on the border and there is plenty of security.
    I would like to show his esteem group how the border can be secured quickly and at a low cost -- relative plans of the US Senate.
    Chairman McCall, please stop by.

January 24, 2015

Big Country Home Page       
Neugebauer to Visit Southwest Border 
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) will join a group of Members of Congress, led by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), on a visit to the southwest border from January 22nd to January 26th. -- Members will examine the evolving national security threats to the Homeland; security at our southwest border; best practices to secure land and sea borders; technology currently deployed at the border; and analyze and assess inter-governmental integration and cooperation to secure the U.S. border with critical components including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.....

Portland Oregonian      
Mexican drug dealer deported six times gets to stay in U.S. for 57 additional months 
A federal judge in Medford made sure that a Mexican drug dealer, deported six times for criminal convictions, spends a longer stretch of time in the U.S. -- Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner on Tuesday sentenced Zeus Apolo Guzman-Aguilar to nearly five years in prison --- 57 months --- for illegally reentering the U.S. after his most recent drug conviction. -- Guzman-Aguilar's latest series of troubles began on June 17, 2013, when the U.S. deported him back to Mexico after his release from an Oregon state prison.... [Related]

January 23, 2015

Immigration Officers Union Attacks McCaul Border Bill, McCaul Pushes Back 
The president of the union representing 12,000 officers and employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is attacking House Republicans' upcoming border legislation for not dealing with immigration fraud. -- The leaders in the House effort, however, say the bill is part of a process......

Pope Francis: Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border 'Would Be a Beautiful Gesture' 
Pope Francis wants to one day walk across the U.S.-Mexico as a gesture of support for immigrants. -- “To enter the United States from the border with Mexico would be a beautiful gesture of brotherhood and support for immigrants,” Pope Francis reportedly told reporters this week. -- As the Huffington Post noted, though, Pope Francis said he would not have time to visit Mexico this year after his trip to the United States in September......

City of New York       
Mayors de Blasio and Garcetti Announce Mayoral Coalition to File Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Reform 
Washington, DC -- Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles announced today plans by more than 30 mayors to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President Obama's recent executive action on immigration reform. The brief opposes a lawsuit pending in Brownsville, TX brought by states seeking to block President Obama's immigration reform efforts...... [Related]

Ian Smith -- National Review         
Could States Kill Obama's Executive Amnesty? 
On January 30, the Southern District Court of Texas will decide whether 25 plaintiff states in Texas v. U.S. should be granted a preliminary injunction to stop the Obama administration's latest, lawless executive amnesty. Establishing “legal standing” --- essentially, a plaintiff's right to sue --- is highly problematic for petitioners aggrieved by the non-enforcement of our immigration laws, but the plaintiff states have skillfully laid out in their briefs a comprehensive case for why they should be granted standing......

Daily Caller        
Dems Kick And Scream As Border Security Bill Cruises Through The House 
The House version of a border security bill cleared committee Wednesday night, after frustrated Democratic committee members ran out of ways to effectively stomp their feet. -- Members of the Committee on Homeland Security met soon after 2 p.m. Wednesday to consider and debate potential amendments to the “Secure Our Borders First Act,” before passing it through to the House......

Judicial Watch        
Conservatives Ask Congress to End Obama's Abuse of Power 
Demanding action on the rule of law, conservative leaders around the United States have issued a decree ordering the new Republican-led Congress to stop President Obama's “fundamental transformation of America” and put an end to his abuse of power. -- Published this month, the seven-page mandate also calls for an end to the president's disastrous and hostile takeover of the nation's health care system and executive amnesty initiatives. “Restore constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government,” it says, and “hold the executive branch accountable for its myriad of abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic.” .....

Fox News Latino        
DEA: Narco-Drones Not Major Smuggling Concern, but Could Help Set Up Attacks on Agents 
When Mexican authorities discovered a small, unmanned drone carrying about six pounds of methamphetamine that had crashed about two miles from the U.S. border, it raised a lot of concerns among observers of the drug trade that this new technology will make it more difficult to hunt down narco-traffickers and easier for smugglers to get their illicit products into the United States......

Daily Caller       
Sen. Sessions Reforms Senate Immigration Committee 
The Senate's immigration committee is being renamed the “Immigration and the National Interest” panel because incoming chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions wants to showcase the impact of imported labor on Americans' jobs and salaries. -- The “financial and political elite have been controlling this debate for years [but] this subcommittee will give voice to those whose voice has been shut out,” said a statement from Sessions......

Federal Employees Union Leader Calls Rep. McCaul Border Bill 'A Global Joke' 
The President of the union that represents some 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) employees says his organization opposes an immigration reform bill proposed by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). -- The measure “does nothing to preclude anyone in the world from turning themselves in at the US border and obtaining automatic entry and federal benefits. Almost anyone at all can call themselves an asylum-seeker and get in; it's a global joke,” warns Kenneth Palinkas......

Washington Times     
Republicans clash over immigration enforcement tactic 
Republicans are about to face another immigration fight within their own ranks after conservatives rebelled this week against a border security bill, saying it's a fig leaf that doesn't tackle any of the issues surrounding President Obama's lax enforcement of immigration laws. -- The border bill demands that the Obama administration complete the 700 miles of fencing it promised on the U.S.-Mexico border and come up with a strategy to stop 100 percent of smuggling and illegal immigration attempts.....

January 22, 2015

NBC News       
Immigration Activists Confront Steve King Over Iowa Conservative Event
An Iowa immigration activist says he wants Republican candidates to show up to the Iowa Freedom Summit that Rep. Steve King has organized for this weekend and champion immigration reform. -- "Not going is the easy way out," Matt Hildreth, an activist based in Iowa who works for pro-immigration reform group America's Voice, said Thursday in a phone call with other immigration organizers. .....

Daily Caller        
Jackson Lee: Obama Already Fixed the Border 
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said President Obama has already successfully secured the U.S. border, and objected to the tone of a House border security bill she said militarizes the country. -- “The president has spent $108 billion on border security, and we have been successful,” Jackson Lee said in a Homeland Security committee markup Wednesday. .....

James Kirkpatrick -- VDare.com        
Good News: Sen. Jeff Sessions Takes Over Senate Subcommittee on Immigration 
Sen. Jeff Sessions was denied the Budget Committee by a Republican Establishment more hostile to him than it is to open borders Democrats. However, it's not a total loss, as Senator Sessions is taking over the Senate's panel that oversees immigration......

Immigration Reform 2015: GOP Splits Over 'Toughest Border Security Bill Ever'
Republicans kicked off the new Congress by facing off against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration through a daring battle over Homeland Security funding -- a tricky fight they likely will not win. But the GOP has another option to demonstrate its tough stance on immigration: a new bill touted by its backers as the “toughest border security bill” ever introduced......

KDVR-TV -- Denver       
GOP vote blocking immigrant driver's licenses funding sparks Latino outcry 
Immigration advocates flooded the Capitol Thursday a day after Republicans voted to block additional funding for the DMV's new program issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. -- But the Joint Budget Committee, where the vote happened on Wednesday, tabled the issue, which Latino activists want them to reconsider, because one of the three Democrats on the panel was away attending to a family matter......

Brat Takes Aim at Boehner's Amnesty: 'Trojan Horse' in McCaul Immigration Bill 
David has his sights set on another Goliath. -- After taking down then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary last year, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) is aiming to slay a border bill from House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) --- a bill Brat says is a “Trojan Horse” for amnesty......

NBC -- San Diego        
Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near San Ysidro Port of Entry 
A drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Tuesday night. -- The unmanned aircraft hauling more than 6 pounds of crystal meth in six packages fell from the sky into the parking lot of a supermarket in Tijuana just before 10 p.m., according to Vicente Calderon, a Tijuana-based freelance journalist for NBC 7......

Austin Chronicle         
Anti-Immigration Lawsuit on Shaky Ground 
Last November, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that would halt the immediate deportation of 4.4 million undocumented immigrants and render another 290,000 eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In response, opponents – a coalition of 25 states, led by Texas – filed suit in federal court challenging the president's authority to unilaterally act on the matter. On Dec. 3, the plaintiffs asked for a preliminary injunction halting Obama's order, seeking to prevent it from taking effect as litigation meanders through the court system: DACA is scheduled to begin accepting applications Feb. 18......

Ernst Under Fire Omitting Amnesty in SOTU Response 
Frreshman Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is coming under fire for her failure to address what many consider to be one of the biggest constitutional overreaches by a president in U.S. history in her prime time response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. -- Ernst didn't mention the fact that Obama just weeks earlier announced an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens that Obama himself has said at least 22 times over several years he didn't have the authority to do......

Mark Krikorian -- National Review        
Is House GOP Border Bill Just a Prelude to Amnesty and More Guest Workers? 
House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mike McCaul of Texas has introduced a border-security bill (HR 399), which will be marked up by the committee tomorrow afternoon. It's a “mild-mannered bill,” in the delicate understatement of my colleague Jessica Vaughan; it has some useful provisions but is nothing to write home about. Vaughan notes: “If so many respected career Border Patrol officials are underwhelmed by this bill, then members of Congress should be, too.” Senator Sessions was more than underwhelmed: “The pending legislation does nothing to end this endemic practice of catch-and-release, ensuring large amounts of illegal immigration will continue unabated.”.....

Homeland Security Today        
Senate Introduces House Version of Secure Our Borders First Act
As the House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday began a full committee markup of the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015 (H.R. 399) Homeland Security Today reported was introduced this week by committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and 14 other cosponsors, a companion bill has been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).....

January 21, 2015

Exec. Amnesty Makes It Tougher for Blue-Collar Family Obama Highlighted in SOTU to Move Up Economic Ladder 
In his Tuesday State of the Union speech, Obama touted the resilient story of Rebekah and Ben Erler, a blue-collar couple from Minnesota. The Erlers were newlyweds seven years ago before falling on some tough times due to the recession. But Obama's executive amnesty for illegal immigrants and push for comprehensive amnesty legislation will make it tougher for other couples like the Erlers to move back up the economic ladder......

Jindal Warns: Radical Islam ‘No-Go Zones' Possible in USA (So is Reconquista) 
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) said that he won't “tiptoe around the truth” on radical Islam on Wednesday's “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. -- Jindal reacted to comments made by a guest on MSNBC that he was “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.” Jindal said that it was “foolish” for MSNBC to give anyone who would make those comments a platform, but that he knew people on the left would “go crazy” when he “called out radical Islamic terrorism” and called for assimilation, and defended that there were “no-go zones” where police are less likely to go into, where women feel uncomfortable and where there are attempts to impose Sharia Law......

In Spanish Response, GOP Rep. Calls for ‘Permanent' Immigration Reform 
Though Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) did not specifically mention immigration or executive amnesty in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, pro-amnesty GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called for immigration reform in his Spanish-language response. -- “We should also work through the appropriate channels to create permanent solutions for our immigration system,” Curbelo reportedly said......

Allan Wall -- VDare.com       
Mexico Is "Helping" Us With Amnesty (But There Could Be A Silver Lining, If We Take Advantage Of It) 
The Obama Administration is vowing defiance against the new Republican Congress (the White House website promises more of the same in tonight's SOTU --- Obama has invited an actual illegal to be present) but it has no problem working directly with the Mexican government to implement its unilateral Amnesty/Immigration Surge. Mexico's support isn't limited to just words—it's actually providing documentation to allow Mexican illegals to remain north of the border. And nobody in our government --- in either party --- seems to care about this....

James Kirkpatrick -- VDare.com         
If The GOP Leadership Believes Obama's Amnesty Is Unconstitutional, Why Can't They Even CONSIDER Impeaching Him? 
The GOP House Leadership finally passed some immigration legislation that would be useful if it were actually designed to be implemented. Unfortunately, it's simply a show for the rubes --- the party Establishment has no intention of serious opposition to President Obama's unilateral Amnesty/Immigration Surge......

Associated Press        
Mexico Asks U.S. Court to Allow Parents of Dead Teen to Sue Border Patro
The Mexican government is asking a U.S. appeals court to let a Mexican teenager's parents sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their 15-year-old son from across the border. -- The arguments are in one of three "friend of the court" briefs filed this month with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering the lawsuit filed by Sergio Hernández's parents for the second time Wednesday......

Joe Guzzardi -- CAPS      
Obama Rewards Felons and Fugitives With Work Permits 
Right smack in the middle of what would be another lackluster Bureau of Labor Statistics December jobs report, the Obama administration announced that, effective December 23, it would grant work authorization to all aliens released by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement. Included among the generously rewarded illegal aliens will be those who have arrived unlawfully since January 1, 2014, and had been previously identified for deportation. Convicted felons and fugitives are no exception......

L.A. Mayor Vows to Move Forward with Exec. Amnesty Implementation Even if Court Issues Injunction 
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) said Los Angeles and other pro-amnesty cities are likely to file legal briefs in support of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty. He also said even if there is an injunction against Obama's executive amnesty, Los Angeles would continue its efforts to prepare eligible illegal immigrants to qualify for it. -- At National Journal‘s “Next America: Population 2043″ event in Washington, D.C., Garcetti said even if the 25 states opposed to Obama's executive amnesty win the first round in court, it is important for pro-amnesty cities to support Obama's executive amnesty during the appeals process with an amicus brief......

Joni Ernst Ignores Exec. Amnesty in SOTU Response 
Freshman GOP Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) did not oppose President Barack Obama's executive amnesty in her State of the Union response on Tuesday evening. -- Ernst claimed that the “new Republican Congress you just elected” has “heard the message you sent in November–loud and clear.” -- “And now we're getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country,” she claimed......

January 20, 2015

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report       
Senator Sessions says  
Senator Sessions says: "The Chairman McCaul proposal does not include the following reforms needed to achieve a sound immigration system: it does not end catch-and-release; it does not require mandatory detention and return; it does not include worksite enforcement; it does not close dangerous asylum and national security loopholes; it does not cut-off access to federal welfare; and it does not require completion of the border fence. Surprisingly, it delays and weakens the longstanding unfulfilled statutory requirement for a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system." -- Obama would veto any bill that has this stuff in it. -- The entire problem at the border and with illegal immigration is accountability. -- Do this: Pass McCaul's bill and emphasis that all you want to do is set up an accounting system for the border. Make a big deal out of it. If Obama vetoes it, you can get 66 Senators to override. Install the accounting system --- it will take about 6 months. Then, stand back and watch the people rally around real border security.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: McCaul Bill Breaks Republican Promise to Voters on Immigration 
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), arguably the intellectual leader of the national movement against immigration amnesty, has come out swinging against a new border bill proposed by House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). -- Sessions issued a lengthy and blistering statement detailing the reasons he thinks McCaul's bill would be a mistake for any Republican who supports stopping President Obama's executive amnesty and other “lawlessness” on immigration......

Pro-Amnesty House Republican To Deliver Spanish Language Response
Based on House Republican documents reviewed by Breitbart News, pro-amnesty Republican freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida will be delivering the Republican's Spanish-language address in response to Obama's State of the Union speech. -- Curbelo recently made waves with a January 18 interview in The Hill, which focused on his strong dissent from the basic Republican position on immigration and all but stated his support for Obama's executive amnesty......

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol        
Ignorance Abounds  
Breitbart is reporting that activists are criticizing the new border bill as "flawed." "First of all, its very concept is flawed. The bill throws an enormous amount of money at the Dept. of Homeland Security and micro-manages the deployment of technology and infrastructure, and sets out detailed metrics that all miss the point of what is driving illegal immigration today.” said Jessica Vaughan of CIS. -- It is Jessica that misses the point. The reason we don't have border security is because liberal presidential appointees make sure there are no metrics. Those who crafted this bill have a much better understanding of the border problem than so-called immigration experts.

Washington Times       
Illegal immigrant, gun violence victim, Ebola doctor among State of the Union guests 
Millions will watch Tuesday's State of the Union speech, but only a couple of dozen will do so from the most important perch: the first lady's box. -- President Obama's list this year includes a doctor working to stop the spread of Ebola, union workers benefiting from a stronger economy, a victim of gun violence, a government worker freed in a prisoner exchange as part of the outreach to Cuba, and an illegal immigrant who has remained in the country under Mr. Obama's temporary deportation amnesty......

January 19, 2015

A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration
With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to President Obama's executive amnesty – and with many establishment Republicans splitting from grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally – it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016......

John Lillpop via OneOldVet.com      
Congressional Republicans Should Turn Their Backs to Obama During SOU! 
In recent weeks, New York City police have made clear their intense anger with reckless statements made by Mayor Bill de Blasio concerning the men and women in law enforcement who risk their very lives in defense of the people on a daily basis. -- By turning their collective backs on de Blasio during public events, the police have sent a powerful message to the out-of-touch left-wing mayor: Denigrating remarks made by the mayor about police exacerbate the level of distrust and resentment that exists between the public and law enforcement, and may have been causative to the execution-style assassination of two officers in Brooklyn on December 20......

Dan Stein -- Fox News Latino      
House must protect the public interest by standing firm on defunding Obama amnesties 
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives took an important first step toward protecting the interests and security of the American people, and the integrity of our constitutional system of government. The House bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of this fiscal year includes provisions prohibiting the federal government from using money appropriated or collected through fees to implement the sweeping illegal alien amnesty policies announced by President Obama in November, or to expand the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty......

Michael McCaul to Pitch Border Bill to RSC 
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul is headed to the Republican Study Committee next week to pitch his hot-off-the-presses border security bill to the core group of House conservatives. -- An RSC spokeswoman confirmed that McCaul will speak at next week's meeting, and the moves signal some sort of activity on the immigration front from congressional Republicans, aside from votes to gut President Barack Obama's executive actions......

Luis Gutierrez: Amnesty Movement 'Our Selma' 
Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) compared the fight for amnesty for illegal immigrants to the march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama during a New Jersey stop on his nationwide executive amnesty tour. -- Gutierrez reportedly held a press conference in New Jersey with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) at the “Comunidad Cristiana Church in Elizabeth” in which claimed that today's pro-amnesty movement is the “civil rights movement of our time.”.....

American Border Patrol        
Photo of the Day -- Helo Hunt  
Glenn Spencer looked out his front window this morning at 7:55 AM and there was another US Customs and Border Patrol helicopter searching for illegal aliens. This is west of his home near the Huachuca Mountains. "I have no idea if they found anyone or not --- most likely they didn't," Spencer said. -- The tower in the background is a US Border Patrol camera tower....

January 18, 2015

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson         
Appeal of law restricting ethnic studies on Monday 
Years of protest and unsuccessful litigation have all come to this: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked on Monday to kill an Arizona law that led to the dismantling of TUSD's Mexican American Studies program. -- Ethnic-studies supporters and a team of attorneys will argue before a three-judge panel in San Francisco on whether the law is constitutional in the case against former Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal and the state Board of Education......

Americans show in force at secret Texas Muslim event 
Garland, Texas -- Hundreds of protesters were out in force Saturday at a Muslim gathering blacked out to the media called “Stand with the Prophet” whose keynote speaker, an imam from Brooklyn, has been linked as an unindicted co-conspirator with the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing. -- The imam, Siraj Wahhaj, once remarked, “It is my duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.”.....

Dave Levine Show       
L.A. Times Refuses To Admit That Illegal Aliens Are Behind CA's Sharp Rise In Measles Which The U.S. Eradicated Decades Ago 
Reporter Rong-Gong Lin reports about the measles epidemic in CA at [link]. -- Conveniently left out of Lin's report is the term "immigrants" and the term "illegal aliens". He totally avoids the issue of illegal aliens bringing in diseases from Central America and Mexico where health standards are that of the third world--horrific......

Texas Islamic Protest Erupts (Graphic Language) 
....The vehicle was quickly surrounded by people from both groups and heated words were exchanged. One of the Muslim-side protesters wearing a La Raza brown beret a Che Guevara shirt attempted to remove the sign from in front of the vehicle and a scuffle ensued. Calm leadership on both sides de-escalated the confrontation before it got out of hand......

Elizabeth Van Staaveren -- Portland, Oregon         
Excessive immigration depresses wages 
Why do people who write on economics and the labor market, such as Tim Nesbitt ("Will new minimum wage laws overcome stagnation?" Jan. 2) overlook excessive immigration as a factor in stagnant and falling wages? He and the authors of the University of Oregon study described in "Aid to low-wage workers costs $1.7B a year," (Jan. 9) appear to be unaware of the effects of large-volume immigration on citizen workers......

Glenn Spencer, American Patrol Report         
Romney to Fight Poverty Without Mentioning Illegal Immigration 
According to press reports, Mitt Romney will base his 2016 campaign on fighting poverty. -- As Pew Research reports: "... more than half of the 22 million-person increase in official poverty between 1972 and 2012 was among Hispanics." -- The headline of my Sept. 1992 newsletter read: "LA's Number One Import: Poverty." -- Much of our poverty is due to power-elite folks like Romney who refused to control the border. They have been importing it against our will.....

January 17, 2015

Obama Warns Europe to Better Integrate Muslim Immigrants 
At a joint press conference at the White House with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama warned Europe to better integrate its Muslim immigrants to help avoid terrorist attacks such as those France suffered last week. -- Obama insisted that stopping violence can't be only a matter of security......

2016: Sold Out South Carolina Tea Party Convention Kicks Off In Myrtle Beach 
The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention is underway, and event organizers tell Breitbart News that they've been overwhelmed by an unexpectedly high level of interest among activists statewide. -- The event is sold out and the main ballroom, which seats more than 700 people, isn't large enough for the full crowd......

Dem. Veteran: Obama 'Refuses to Recognize Who Our Enemy Is' 
Representative and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) argued that the Obama administration “refuses to recognize who our enemy is” on Friday's “Situation Room” on CNN. -- “It sickens me, Wolf, like so many other people who I served with and service members, who served both in Iraq and in other places, unfortunately we lost friends there who paid that ultimate price, and what is so frustrating now as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is. And unless and until that happens, then it's impossible to come up with a strategy to defeat that enemy......

USA Today        
California has novel view of health care for illegals 
...Several counties --- including Los Angeles, where Torres lives --- offer these immigrants free coverage at local clinics. In addition, as many as 500,000 low-income immigrant parents eligible for President Obama's new deportation relief likely will qualify for Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid. Already, young adults who were brought here as children have been granted similar immigration relief and can receive the state-funded insurance......

Fox News        
Nation's second-largest school district plans to expand dinner program
The nation's second-largest school district is eyeing a move to offer dinner to students at every school. -- Students at Kingsley Elementary in Los Angeles eat breakfast, lunch provided for them by the school as well as dinner. The trend around the nation is continuing as nearly 1 million students are served dinner or an after-school snack......

January 16, 2015

Washington Times        
Obama amnesty to qualify 2 million illegal immigrants for tax breaks, benefits 
More than 2 million illegal immigrants will be approved for President Obama's deportation amnesty over the next few years, and they will be eligible to collect Social Security and Medicare benefits as well as claim a special tax break for low-income families, the Congressional Budget Office said in an analysis Thursday. -- Mr. Obama predicted that up to 5 million illegal immigrants could be eligible for his amnesties, but the CBO numbers predict only 2.25 million will have signed up and been approved by 2017......

London Guardian         
Mexican firebrands mount call for self-rule: 'It's time for the people to take power'
Milling around the front steps of the town hall, about 20 men with shotguns began the night watch sipping coffee from styrofoam cups and munching cakes. -- The atmosphere was relaxed, but the message was one of revolution. -- “It's time for the people to take power,” said Jésus, one of the guards. “The government has not been able to fulfill its role --- and the people are waking up.”.....

Michelle Malkin -- Townhall.com        
Attack of the Open-Borders Mau-Mau-ers 
I stand with the Santa Barbara News-Press. How about you? -- The newspaper is under fire for refusing to kowtow to left-wing word police and militant propagandists who demand unfettered illegal immigration. Last week, in the wake of angry protests against the publication, vandals threw paint bombs and spray-painted graffiti on its offices......

January 15, 2015

Republican lawmaker details secret effort to advance amnesty legislation
The GOP's most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. -- “We're the party of deportation? Look at this president's numbers!” Rep. Jeff Denham said......

Cruz Immigration Bid Has Republicans Fretting Over Backlash 
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas wants to clamp down on illegal immigration, saying it's a winning issue with many voters. -- Some of his fellow Republicans fret that the party could end up losing big in Cruz's home state. -- Cruz and his allies want to roll back President Barack Obama's November orders easing deportations.....

Immigration Officials Lash Out Over Obama's Executive Amnesty 
Shortly after President Obama announced his executive amnesty, a number of immigration officials emailed a congressional office expressing frustration and discontent at the administration's actions. -- That congressional office this week exclusively provided the angry emails from five immigration officials and one Justice Department official to Breitbart News on condition of anonymity. -- “So if you can sneak in through the border, get past the Border Patrol, stay under the radar for a few years, have kids, you will be rewarded with protection from deportation under Obama's policy,” wrote one supervisor.....

Video: Immigration Briefing for the 114th Congress
The video and transcript are now available for the Center for Immigration Studies immigration briefing held for staffers of the 114th Congress. The Center holds this event at the beginning of each new Congress to provide context and numbers to the immigration debate. With the objective of counteracting the sentimentality which often ignores real data relating to the issue, this year's panel was particularly timely as Congress prepared to debate President Obama's executive actions and DHS appropriations......

Andrew C. McCarthy -- National Review      
The Republican Congress Has a Mandate 
The Republican party's conservative base has a major problem. In assessing the 2014 midterm elections, a tidal wave in which the base propelled the GOP to substantial majorities in both houses of Congress, conservatives are in full agreement with President Obama and completely at odds with Republican leadership. -- The president boldly declared that, while he was not on the ballot, his policies were. He could not have been more right......

GOP Quietly Crafts Broad Immigration Bill 
The GOP's most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. -- “We're the party of deportation? Look at this president's numbers!” Rep. Jeff Denham said. -- The California Republican says he is part of a working group laying the ground work to bring forward comprehensive immigration reform.....

Pro-Amnesty Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Becomes Largest NY Times Investor 
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's second-wealthiest person, is now reportedly the “largest investor” in the New York Times after doubling his ownership stake in the company. -- According to a Bloomberg report, Slim exercised “options to acquire 15.9 million shares in the newspaper company” on Thursday, boosting “his stake to 16.8 percent of the company's Class A shares.” Slim initially helped the Times stay afloat when he “lent the paper $250 million in January 2009.”.....

NBC News     
Immigrants Can Get Mexican Birth Certificates in US 
Starting Thursday, Mexico's 50 consulates in the U.S. will be able to issue birth certificates to Mexican citizens. The move will make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, passports, work permits and protection from deportation under President Obama's upcoming executive action. -- "It helps individuals really begin to formulate their formal identity in this country," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles......

Conservative Leaders Draft Mandate For GOP: Stop Obama's Fundamental Transformation Of America 
Conservative movement leaders are unveiling the mandate they say Republicans have heading into this new Congress, after voters gave them a majority in both the House and Senate for the first time during President Obama's tenure. -- The document, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, details how the conservative leaders expect Republicans in Congress to “stop” Obama's “fundamental transformation of America,” something they say the American people made clear in the 2014 midterm elections with such resounding GOP victories......

BizPac Review        
Trey Gowdy: 'It's about damn time' Congress uses power of purse to limit Obama 
Calling President Obama's overreaching executive action on immigration “one of the largest extra-constitutional power grabs ever by a chief executive,” U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., took to the House floor on Wednesday to say “it's about damn time” Congress uses the power of the purse to limit the president's action. -- “This is not a fight between Republicans and Democrats,” he said. “This is not even a fight over immigration reform. This is a fight over whether this branch of government will ever find the courage to stand up for itself.”.....

Deportable Aliens Being Released to Work in the U.S. 
A report by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that illegal aliens in the process of being deported are getting amnestied with little attention, as Congress focuses on the five million illegal alien parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who, thanks to the president’s executive amnesty, are receiving work permits......

Washington Times         
Saudi Arabia building 600-mile 'Great Wall' to keep out Islamic State
Saudi Arabia is taking a page out of Chinese history and building a “Great Wall” to keep out invaders. -- With the Islamic State terrorist group in control of large swathes of Iraq, Saudi Arabia has decided to build a “Great Wall” that spans 600 miles. -- Construction of the security apparatus began in September and will include five layers of fencing, watch towers and night-vision and radar cameras, The Telegraph reported......

26 Republicans Vote Against Amendment To Defund Obama's Executive Amnesty 
A whopping 26 Republicans joined the Democrats in Congress to vote against an amendment to the DHS funding bill sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). That amendment aims to block funds for President Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), largely believed to be the root cause of the border crisis last summer. -- Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was the first Republican to break ranks. “Ellmers is [the] first GOP no vote,” Politico's Seung Min Kim Tweeted as the vote began......

January 14, 2015

SHOCK: Boehner Takes on Exec Amnesty on House Floor... Speech: 22 Times Obama Said He Couldn't Order It 
House Speaker John Boehner took to the House Floor Wednesday --- 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......

Washington Examiner       
FLASHBACK: Coretta warned illegals would take black jobs 
Corretta Scott King, wife of the slain civil rights leader, warned way back in 1991 that illegal immigration would rob jobs from poor blacks and Hispanics, echoing a new anti-immigration reform ad on national TV. -- In a July 9, 1991, letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, she and eight other civil rights and labor officials worried that businesses would look past low-wage minorities and hire even-lower wage illegals, increasing black and Hispanic unemployment......

Sessions: Senate Dems Must Consider Gravity Of Executive Amnesty Funding Vote 
After the House passed legislation on Wednesday that aims to block funding for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty, the focus now turns to the Senate—and specifically that body's Democratic members --- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says. -- “Today the House of Representatives acted to defend the American people, the Constitution, and the authority of Congress,” Sessions said. “They have voted to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security while denying the use of any funds to carry out the President's illegal amnesty.”.....

Cato Amnesty Analysts Attack Jeff Sessions' Plan to Battle Amnesty 
At least two senior analysts for the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute are attacking Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) 25-page roadmap forward for the new Republican majority in Congress on the crucial issue of immigration. -- “Want a laugh? Read Sen. Sessions on creating GOP majority. His 1/2 nativism + 1/2 UK labor party mix is disastrous,” Cato's immigration policy analyst Alex Nowrasteh tweeted regarding Sessions' roadmap document.....

Washington Examiner         
Martin Luther King Jr. enlisted to fight illegal immigration, Obama amnesty
The late Martin Luther King Jr., and his “I have a dream” speech are being used in an effort to fight President Obama's executive action to grant worker amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. -- At issue: Jobs taken by illegals that America's minorities, specifically blacks and legal Hispanics, need......

Military Times       
Poll: Troops turn on Obama; deeply unpopular 
In his first term, President Obama oversaw repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy. -- Then he broke with one of the military's most deeply rooted traditions and vowed to lift the ban on women serving in combat. -- And the commander in chief has aggressively sought to change military culture by cracking down on sexual assault and sexual harassment, problems that for years were underreported or overlooked......

The Hill         
House votes to freeze Obama's delayed deportation program 
The House adopted an amendment Wednesday to freeze a 2012 program allowing illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to apply for work permits. -- Passage fell largely along party lines by a vote of 218-209. But 26 Republicans, many of whom represent districts with large minority populations, voted against the amendment. -- Adoption of the amendment onto a $40 billion base funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security makes it unlikely to pass in the Senate, where it will need 60 votes to advance......

House Dem says the Republican Party will disappear if it defunds Obama's immigration plan 
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that the Republican effort to defund President Barack Obama's immigration action will mark the end of the Republican Party, a warning that implies the GOP will lose votes around the country if it moves against Obama. -- “Let me tell you something,” Gutierrez warned on the House floor. “The fruits of your action today will cause only anger and outrage, and the mobilization of an immigrant community throughout this nation that will be the death knell to the future of your party as a national institution.”.....

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. -- The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would also enable companies to hire an unlimited number of workers with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions .....

Michael Cutler -- Front Page Magazine        
America on the Precipice of Immigration Anarchy 
It may be difficult to understand how the leadership of our own government could be behind a push for anarchy, but incredibly this is precisely what we are witnessing --- not only in Washington, but among political leaders in some states and cities across the United States. The prime issue behind this lunacy is immigration. Entering the realm of immigration is the equivalent of entering a parallel universe where up is down, left is right and right is wrong......

Peter Brimelow -- VDare.com         
House Votes on Obamnesty Legislation TODAY --- Will Social Media Decide Issue? 
We knew the GOP House Leadership would move its anti-Obamnesty legislation this week, which is why we posted James Kirkpatrick's analysis Hour of Decision -- First Chance and Last Chance For GOP Congressional Leadership on Sunday night, but NumbersUSA has just alerted its friends that the vote will be (Today, Wednesday, January 14). It discusses the details here......

January 13, 2015

Fox News Latino        
RINOs Like Lindsey Graham Exploiting French Terror as an Excuse Not to Stop Obama-Boehner Amnesty 
Immigration debates and policies-under-construction often have been upended by unforeseen influxes, such as this year's surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, and tragedies caused by terrorists. -- This week, the House is expected to take up how to deal with President Barack Obama's controversial executive order on immigration, which would give some 5 million undocumented immigrants a three-year reprieve from deportation, work permits and some federal benefits......

Fox News         
'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......

Fresno Bee     
SEIU targets Valadao, Denham in online immigration ad campaign 
The Service Employees International Union on Tuesday started running digital ads on the immigration issue that target a dozen Republican members of Congress, including Reps. David Valadao of Hanford and Jeff Denham of Turlock. -- All the ads are identical, except for the name of the elected official and the state they represent. Valadao and Denham are the only two Californians in the SEIU ad campaign. Their respective ads say “a stand against immigrants is a stand against California families, California jobs and California's future.”.....

The Hill        
Immigration fight will test GOP unity 
A push by House Republicans to reverse President Obama's executive action on immigration has put their vulnerable Senate counterparts in a tough electoral spot. -- The GOP faces a much tougher 2016 map, and Hispanic groups are warning of political fallout over the issue of deportations at a time when the party is trying to win the White House and defend its new Senate majority.......

Boehner: Vote To Defund Amnesty 'Not About The Issue Of Immigration'
House Republican's effort to defund President Obama's executive amnesty is not about immigration as much as it is about reining in the executive branch, Speaker John Boehner argues. -- “We're voting to block the president's overreach,” Boehner told reporters on Tuesday, when asked about the potential impact on the Latino vote. “His executive overreach, which I believe is beyond his constitutional duty and frankly violates the Constitution itself. This is not about the issue of immigration. What it is is about the president acting lawlessly.”.....

GOP manifesto: 'Not a dime' for Obama amnesty
At the end of 2014, President Obama boasted that the year was the strongest for job growth in the U.S. since the 1990s and “businesses” have added 11 million new jobs over 57 months, and the Washington Post's “The Fix” fact-checker concluded his statements mostly were true. -- But unmentioned by Obama was another federal report concluding that all net employment gains since the Obama recession have gone to foreign workers while 1.5 million fewer U.S.-born Americans have jobs now......

Emily Crockett -- RH Reality Check        
House GOP Pushes Extreme Deportation-Focused Immigration Proposal
House Republicans are expected to vote this week on anti-immigration measures that would repeal not only President Obama's new executive action, but also other protections for immigrants dating back to 2011. -- The proposal by House leadership would eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which since 2012 has protected hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people, known as DREAMers, from deportation......

Sessions Releases 25-Page Roadmap for New Republican Majority 
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is explaining what he thinks the Republican Party position on immigration should be in a 25-page document delivered to all Republican members of Congress and all their key staffers on Capitol Hill. -- Sessions staff tell Breitbart News that copies of the “Immigration Handbook For The New Republican Majority” were hand-delivered on Monday......


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