Immigration  Issues

Introduction:

Although lately there is some concern about Islamic terrorists entering the U.S. just by walking across the undefended border, this country's primary immigration problem involves Spanish-speaking people immigrating — often illegally — and failing to assimilate into the American mainstream.  Of course, assimilation is much easier for those who learn to speak English.  No reasonable English-speaking person would consider visiting or living in — or sneaking into — Mexico or Central America for more than a few hours without knowing how to speak at least a little Spanish.  The same is true of any other country.  You wouldn't last long in Germany without speaking German.

In my opinion, assimilation is impeded by Spanish-language broadcasting as much as anything else.  If all US radio and TV stations broadcast in English only, immigrants from other countries would be much less comfortable — they would feel like foreigners — and they would have a powerful incentive to learn our language or go home.  That might sound heartless and mean, in the short term, but in the long run we would all be better off.

Consider the story of the Tower of Babel in the 11th chapter of Genesis.  God himself inflicted multi-lingual confusion as punishment in order to keep people from getting any work done.  And it worked.

Of course, if I were living in poverty south of the border, I'd try to move to the U.S. myself.  The United States is such an attractive place that people are abandoning their homelands to sneak into this country any way they can.  But once they do, in my opinion, they should at least learn the language, demonstrate that they will be peaceful and productive members of society, and try to blend in with everybody else.  Otherwise, the great "melting pot" doesn't melt anything.  If there are people who want to come to this country so badly that they'll accept difficult jobs that nobody else wants, that's great, but for everyone's benefit, we should all be able to communicate with one another.

The point of this page is that unrestricted immigration opens the door to terrorists, violent criminals, and people who are only coming here to absorb benefits from the American taxpayer.  Various subtopics are covered on pages of their own, listed below.

President Bush sometimes says that illegal immigrants find work because they'll do "the jobs Americans don't want."  This makes a great sound bite for the evening news, but it is not entirely true.  Hispanic immigrants from dirt-poor countries south of the border are willing to do difficult, dirty, hot, degrading, and/or dangerous work for the minimum wage, or less, and send a substantial portion of their earnings back to their home country.  But employers can't find U.S. citizens to do the work for (at least) two major reasons:  One is a minimum wage that is too high, and the other is the multi-billion dollar welfare state.


Subtopics

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.



News items and timely commentary:

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Background, overview and recap articles:


How to Report Illegal Aliens.  Under federal law, any non-U.S. citizen is an alien.  Aliens who have entered the United States without permission, or who have violated the terms of their admission, are identified under the law as illegal aliens.  That is a fact, not an issue for debate.  It doesn't matter whether someone crossed our nation's borders illegally or overstayed a visa, their presence in the country is illegal which makes them deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The U.S. Has More Immigrants Than Any Other Country.  A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. has more than 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world.  It also takes in about one-fifth of the world's total migrants.  The report looks at trends from 1960 to 2015.  According to the report in 2015 the U.S. hit a record high of 43.2 million immigrants accounting for 13.4% of the population, the same number that is used by the Center of Immigration Studies.  This is four times higher than in 1960 when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for only 5.4% of the population.

The Case Against Immigration.  In the United States, there is strong evidence that the national interest has not been well served by the country's immigration policy over the last five decades.  Even as levels of immigration have approached historic highs, debate on the topic has been subdued, and policymakers and opinion leaders in both parties have tended to overstate the benefits and understate or ignore the costs of immigration.  It would make a great deal of sense for the country to reform its immigration policies by more vigorously enforcing existing laws, and by moving away from the current system, which primarily admits immigrants based on family relationships, toward one based on the interests of Americans.

Law Takes a Holiday.  The law states that foreign nationals cannot enter and permanently reside in the United States without going through a checkpoint and in most cases obtaining a legal visa or green card.  But immigration law has been all but ignored.  Or it was redefined as not committing additional crimes while otherwise violating immigration law.  Then the law was effectively watered down further to allow entering and residing illegally if not committing "serious" crimes.  Now, the adjective "serious" is being redefined as something that does not lead to too many deportations.  The logical end is no immigration law at all — and open borders.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  In 1988 there were 16 million immigrants (including fewer than 1 million illegal aliens) living in the United States.  Today, that number has skyrocketed to 42.4 million (including an estimated 12 million illegal aliens).  This enormous increase (165%) in the immigrant population (while the overall population growth was just 29%) has not only put pressure on a stagnant job market, but also has been a major factor in the decline of median income in the country as well as skyrocketing public spending.  Rather than report the facts, the media chose instead to highlight human-interest stories about the plight of an illegal immigrant family whenever one could be found, to extensively and sympathetically cover immigrant marches and demonstrations, to highlight accusations of alleged xenophobia and intolerance, and generally be an ombudsman for the immigrant population.

These 16 quotes prove America can exclude or deport any immigrant — for any reason.  The ubiquitous notion among the political and legal establishment that there are any constitutional limitations on our sovereign right to exclude any immigrant for any reason is the most dangerous constitutional crisis we are facing in the coming months.  It is one of the reasons why I wrote "Stolen Sovereignty" — as a reminder of our history, traditions, and laws on immigration and sovereignty.  Based on 200 years of case law, the accepted laws of nation states, and the principles of the social compact, popular sovereignty, and jurisdictional sovereignty, the American people — as expressed through their elected representatives — have the right to exclude or deport any non-citizen for any reason.  The prudence of such a move is a political question best dealt with by the political branches of government depending on the situation at hand.  But the courts have absolutely no ability to force the political branches to allow aliens to remain in this country against statutes passed by Congress.  There is no due process for aliens to remain in the country in the same way non-citizens have full due process when facing jail time or indefinite detention.  That is the most settled area of law.  Even those who aren't politically comfortable with exercising this power to the max must concede that it is a dangerous proposition to cede the legal right to exercise that power.

Time for a Complete Halt on All Immigration.  This is a serious proposal — and a necessary one.  Consider:  with the U.S. having a replacement-level fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman, immigration is the only reason our population is increasing.  As to this, our numbers have swelled from 100 million people in 1915 to 200 million in 1968 to 320 million today.  And it's projected they will reach approximately 400 million just after 2050.  Obviously, such growth involves strain on natural resources, social services and infrastructure.  Yet while the Left purports to care about the environment, it also pursues open-border policies with jihadist-like zeal.  But when will enough population be enough?  When it stands at 450 million?  A half billion?  A billion?  The Left likes to push "family planning."  But what about national-family planning?

30 to 40 Million Illegals Can Be Deported.  The first thing to recognize is that the illegal alien problem arose because of the 1987 Reagan Amnesty nearly 30 years ago.  By some estimates, up to 40 million people have entered the USA illegally since that time, so encouraging them to leave may take an extended period of time as well. [...] Somehow, the left and corporatist right have come to believe that our country would collapse without illegal immigration and open borders.  We should remind those bleeding hearts who support the invasion of our country by third-worlders that, for example, fresh produce somehow made its way to market before 1987 without illegals living here.  Note also that countries with strict immigration policies and zero illegal immigration enjoy ample supplies of fruits and vegetables.

Immigration, the Supreme Court and President Obama.  In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison.  Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress.  In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the president and the recipients of the orders, seeking to prevent them from being enforced.

How The Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Driving The United States To Collapse.  Illegal Immigration on its own is already one of the most important threats to the future of the United States, because it reflects a deliberate attempt by our political elite to displace and supplant its native population with one that will always vote for them, remain dependent on welfare, and take jobs from Americans by working "under the table" at wages that American citizens cannot survive on.  This raises a logical question:  if illegal immigration already displaces such a great number of Americans and creates so much controversy and strife, why keep bringing in as many as possible?  A further question to ask is why do so now, as opposed to waiting until the economy is better?  Our nation is nowhere near the point of recovery since nearly 50% of Americans are already on one form or another of government assistance, our nation has an interest rate student loan bubble that will both burst soon, and an economy that is either being outsourced or stolen by thieves with H1B visas.  All of these factors clearly show that our nation is at its breaking point, yet we have a political elite that wishes to first enact unconditional amnesty and then import migrants from shady 3rd world countries.  Any rational observer will realize that adding 13 million MORE welfare, public assistance or student loan recipients may likely cause the entire system to collapse due to inefficiency and a lack of adequate funding.

Chilling Timeline:  Obama's Dismantling of U.S. Immigration Laws.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has recently released a video they call a summary of the "Obama Immigration Policy Timeline Wrecking Ball" which outlines steps Obama has taken from the beginning of his presidency to dismantle enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  The video also shows how Hillary Clinton assisted his actions.  The video is a must see by every American.  It explains what Obama meant when he promised to "fundamentally transform" America.  One of the reasons why President Obama is so concerned about Donald Trump winning the White House in 2016, is because Trump has built his campaign around the promise of stopping illegal immigration and building a wall on the Mexican border.  Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has embraced illegal immigrants, promising to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office and said she will "fight for immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship."  [Video clip]


Timely news and commentary:


Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year.  Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical, law enforcement and welfare.  Conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a Washington D.C. nonprofit dedicated to studying immigration issues, the in-depth probe reveals that state and local taxpayers get stuck with an overwhelming chunk — $116 billion — of the burden.  State and local expenditures for services provided to illegal aliens total $88.9 billion and federal expenditures $45.8 billion, the analysis found.  For those who claim illegal immigrants contribute by paying taxes, government figures show that only $19 billion was recouped by Uncle Sam.

Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population.  U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.  The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency's enforcement and removal department.

The Impending Death of Multiculturalism.  The election of Donald Trump was an unmistakable thundering proclamation that a growing majority of the people have had enough — that we do not need more social programs or more federally enforced diversity, and we certainly do not need more unskilled workers to serve an economy with an ever-shrinking number of unskilled jobs.

Border crossing hits 45-year low.  Illegal border crossing tumbled to a 45-year low and interior arrests of illegal immigrants soared in 2017, according to data released Tuesday that showed President Trump's enforcement crackdown netted tangible results during his first year on the job.  The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971.

Arrests along Mexico border drop sharply under Trump, new statistics show.  The number people caught trying to sneak over the border from Mexico has fallen to the lowest level in 46 years, according to Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday that offer the first comprehensive look at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.  During the government's 2017 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S. border agents made 310,531 arrests, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year and the fewest overall since 1971.  The figures show a sharp drop in arrests immediately following President Trump's election win, possibly reflecting the deterrent effect of his rhetoric on would-be border crossers, though starting in May the number of people taken into custody began increasing again.

CIS: Total Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 43.7 Million in 2016.  A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report analyzed the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data, conducted by the Census Bureau, and found that the immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record high of 43.7 million in July 2016.  This is an increase of half a million since 2015, an increase of 3.8 million since 2010, and 12.6 million since 2000.

End the Root Cause of Illegal Immigration.  There are hundreds of thousands of young-adult children of undocumented immigrants who have been here since childhood because we have allowed outlaw employers to hire and employ their parents illegally for decades.  Roughly one-half of the nation's undocumented immigrant population results from visitors who entered legally but who do not leave when their time is up because Congress continues to refuse to mandate the well-tested and widely used E-Verify system.  When visitors sense that illegal employment is widespread, the temptation to break their visa agreements grows stronger.  E-Verify would greatly reduce the magnet for illegal labor.  Worldwide, at this very moment, people are enticed to illegally cross borders and overstay their visas in search of jobs that should belong to an American or someone who came here legally.  Less people from around the world would make the attempt if we could ensure employers hire only those here lawfully and have work authorization.

Who Are the Real Fascists in American Politics?  [Scroll down]  There is nothing in [President] Trump's immigration policies that project race as a basis for entrance to the USA, nor attacking the pluralism of communities in the USA.  His emphasis has been in increasing protection for U.S. citizens from Islamic enemies that see non-Sharia societies as communities to be dominated.  Also, he wants to attract people with more skills, including English skills, who will not be draining the budgets of all levels of government with welfare costs.  The surge in immigration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was not supported with vast welfare programs that came out of the pockets of citizens already enjoying the economic blessings of living in the USA.  It is obvious that if immigrants can dwell in their enclaves and collect various benefits, there is less incentive to engage with the indigenous culture and integrate with existing mores of the workplace and neighborhood.

Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Rage In The Senate.  Hundreds of illegal and legal immigrants descended upon the Hart Senate building Thursday afternoon [11/9/2017], gathering in mass protest of the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act.  The protesters gathered in the Capitol to demand that members of Congress pass legislation for DREAMERers and DACA recipients.  Protests were not relegated to solely Washington, college students across the U.S. staged organized walkouts and rallys [sic] Thursday.

Official: Admin Open To Amnesty Deal For Non-DACA Illegals.  The Trump administration is open to an amnesty for illegal immigrants not covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, according to an administration official.  The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, was talking to reporters Monday about the Department of Homeland Security's decision regarding Temporary Protected Status for roughly 86,000 Hondurans and 5,300 Nicaraguans.  The two nations have received TPS since 1999 and it gives them access to public benefits, protection from deportation and the ability to work.  The program is designed for immigrants who can't return to their home country due to a disaster of sorts, both Honduras and Nicaragua were hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

Donald Trump's administration set to deport 300,000 refugees from US.  Donald Trump's government has announced around 300,000 refugees living in the country can be deported over the next few months.  The US State Department said that Central Americans and Haitians granted temporary status, some who have lived in the country for 20 years, could now be sent to their home countries.  They had originally been given Temporary Protected Status because their nations had been deemed unstable due to armed conflict and natural disasters.

Top 9 Immigration Objectives Paul Ryan is Blocking.  [House Speaker] Ryan is said to be using the humungous year-end spending bill as a Trojan Horse to conceal an amnesty plan for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.  Fortunately, as Breitbart's John Binder reports, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appears to be organizing serious opposition to Ryan's plan. [...] Binder also notes that Ryan's plan fails to address any of President Donald Trump's popular immigration priorities:
  •   Construction of a border wall
  •   Deporting unaccompanied alien children who are not at-risk in their native country
  •   Preventing criminal illegal aliens and gang members from receiving immigration benefits
  •   Mandating E-Verify, which weeds out illegal aliens from taking U.S. jobs
  •   Eliminating the diversity visa lottery
  •   Classifying overstaying a visa as a "misdemeanor"
  •   Restricting certain federal grants to sanctuary cities that refuse to detain criminal illegal aliens
  •   Ending family-based chain migration
  •   Enacting a merit-based legal immigration where only qualified immigrants can enter the U.S.
Paul Ryan, one can safely assume, is a bought-and-paid-for tool of the Chamber of Commerce.

Illegal Immigrant Shocked at Deportation Arrest After Failing to Appear in Court.  An illegal immigrant from Mexico appears to be surprised that immigrants officials arrested him after he failed to appear for hearings for three years.  The Mexican man had been given a second chance by an immigration judge in 2013 who stopped a deportation order.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested Luis Plaza Moreno, 44, at an immigration office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earlier this week.  Moreno went to the office to renew a work permit, The Oklahoman reported.

Coffee Shop to Hire Only Refugees — What About Out-Of-Work Americans?  What is it with coffee shops and their desire to selectively hire a certain class of people? [...] These are refugees who are mostly Muslim.  These are not illegals.  Think about the illegals that came to San Diego in 2016!  So there are two NEEDY groups coming to America in droves that need jobs.  This is unsustainable!  First a Starbucks' hiring event in San Diego, now a little start-up coffee shop plans to open in Louisiana and hire refugees and political asylees.  What?  No needy americans looking for jobs in Baton Rouge?

Illegal Aliens are Costing Taxpayers Untold Dollars Even Before Going to Trial.  The average cost per day, per inmate in a county jail in the state of Kentucky is $40.41.  As of the date of this article, Gonzalez has cost the taxpayers of Louisville approximately $5,200, and by his next court date (11/29/2017), that figure will have grown to $6,560.  Remember, that is only calculating incarceration costs, when one adds in court costs, providing him with a public defender and likely an interpreter, he will have cost the law-abiding citizens a great deal more.  This is only one inmate, who, of course, is not the only illegal alien sitting in this particular jail.  Now, extrapolate that to city and county jails all over the country (For example, North Carolina has 100 counties.), as illegal aliens, and their crimes have spread to every corner of this nation, and it's not difficult to see how much this ongoing invasion is costing that ever-shrinking class of taxpaying Americans.

Left Celebrates 'Justice' After 17-Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Has Abortion.  After much persistence from the American Civil Liberties Union and the #JusticeforJane social media campaign, news broke Wednesday morning that the 17-year-old illegal immigrant "Jane Doe," who was being held in a Texas detention center, was able to obtain her "constitutionally-protected right" to have an abortion.

Census Bureau: 44.6% in California Don't Speak English at Home; 35.6% in Texas.  In California — which with a July 2016 population of 39,250,017 is the nation's most populous state — 44.6 percent of the people five years of age and older do not speak English at home, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau.  At the same time, according to the Census Bureau, 18.6 percent of California residents 5 and older do not speak English "very well."  That ranks California No. 1 among the states for the percentage of people in both of these categories.  Nationwide, 21.6 percent speak a language other than English at home and 8.6 percent speak English less than very well.

The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.  [Scroll down]  This is, to be blunt, political suicide.  The Democrats' current position seems to be that the Dreamer parents who broke the law are near heroes, indistinguishable from the children they brought with them; and their rhetoric is very hard to distinguish, certainly for most swing voters, from a belief in open borders.  In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist.  You could see this at the last convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant.  Hence the euphemism "undocumented" rather than "illegal."  So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump.

5 shocking immigration trends ignored by the political class.  If you walk the halls of D.C. think tanks and Swamp organizations, you might think we have a crisis of not enough immigrants.  They always extol the virtues of more immigration without any consideration of the costs or whether these immigrants are assimilating into our culture or trying to take it over.  The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report this week on immigration trends that blows sky-high all the myths perpetuated by the open-borders political establishment.  It demonstrates that we are in uncharted waters and that the current trajectory will immutably transform America into something unrecognizable.

What else MUST we provide to illegal aliens?
Judge rules teen in US illegally must be allowed to obtain an abortion.  A federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to allow a teen who is in the U.S. illegally and under the custody of the U.S. government to have an abortion.  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said Wednesday [10/18/2017] she was "astounded" to learn that the 17-year-old girl from Mexico, who is being detained in South Texas, was not allowed to obtain the procedure.  She ordered the federal government to transport the girl to an abortion facility or to allow a guardian to take her "promptly and without delay" to have a counseling appointment on Thursday and an abortion by Friday or Saturday.

U.S. Citizen:  "I'm getting very, very tired of illegal aliens issuing lists of demands".  Do you help people who do this to you?  Or do you tell them to go away?  These people are not "immigrants":  per federal law, they are illegal aliens, and the law requires that they receive a small fine and be deported.

Two Million Foreigners To Get Work Permits in 2017.  The number of foreign workers getting work permits for U.S. jobs will hit 2 million this year, partly because President Donald Trump's deputies have reduced only a few of President Barack Obama's foreign-worker programs and policies.  Roughly 2 million foreigners will get temporary work permits, dubbed "Employment Authorization Documents," or EADS, during 2017, despite administration efforts to cut back some of the many business-backed foreign-worker programs, according to two sets of data released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan.  Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.  The plans, seen by The Washington Times, include President Trump's calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant "Dreamers" currently protected by the Obama-era deportation amnesty known as DACA.

Democrats promise to derail Congress until Dream Act passes.  Leading Hispanic Democrats said Monday they're so disappointed in President Trump's new 70-point immigration enforcement plan that they'll withhold support for must-pass legislation in Congress until lawmakers work out a better deal to protect illegal immigrants.  "They are not going to have Democrats to get them over the finish line on anything they need," said Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  She and fellow Democrats, on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Trump's demand for a border wall, a crackdown on sanctuary cities, more deportation agents and a rewrite of a number of loopholes that have allowed illegal immigrants to gain a foothold in the U.S. are all non-starters.

Good News:  Interior Deportations Under Trump Are Surging.  We can call this the Trump Effect On Illegal Immigration.  Deportations from those caught crossing the border have declined, as fewer attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border because of the harsh measures Team Trump has implemented (meaning they are enforcing the laws on the books), which includes catching and deporting illegals already in the country[.]

Democrats' Leftward Shift and Its Impact on 2020.  [Scroll down]  Democrats weren't always as willing to embrace immigrants as positive contributors to the country.  From 1994 until 1996, a majority of Democrats agreed with the statement that immigrants "are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care."  In fact, Democrats and Republicans were aligned on this sentiment for much of the 1990s.  It wasn't until 1999 that more Democrats believed that "immigrants strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents" than believed immigrants were a drain on U.S. resources.  But, it wasn't until 2010, when a majority of Democrats (54 percent) saw immigrants in a positive light.  That sentiment has only intensified since.  In 2017, 62 percent of Democrats saw immigrants as an asset instead of a burden.

Feds Slap Tree Company With $95 Million Penalty For Hiring Illegal Aliens.  A national tree services company will have to pay a a record fine after admitting that it engaged in a scheme to hire illegal aliens, federal prosecutors announced Thursday [9/28/2017].  Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a suburban Philadelphia-based contractor that trims and removes trees around power lines, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge and was ordered to pay a total of $95 million, the biggest penalty ever levied in an immigration case.  Federal Judge John R. Padova ordered the company to pay a criminal forfeiture judgment of $80 million, plus a $15 million civil penalty to satisfy additional civil claims for failure to follow immigration law.

GOP Sens. Blunt and Moran Offer Green Cards to Outsource More White-Collar Jobs.  GOP Senators Roy Blunt and Jerry Moran have introduced legislation which would outsource another 125,000 white-collar jobs to foreigners each year.  The outsourcing bill is being pitched as a pro-technology, pro-entrepreneurship bill even though many young and middle-aged Americans in the two Senators' home states of Missouri and Kansas are already working with technology or as entrepreneurs.  The outsourcing bill is dubbed the "Startup Act," and it closely models prior bills sought by the high-tech sector, where executives and investors are working to raise profits by further reducing the salaries paid to American college graduates and technology experts.

Illegal Border Crossings Surge with Talk of Amnesty.  After reaching a 17- year low in April border apprehensions have made a 60% increase over the summer, in opposition to historic trends that usually see a reduction in the late summer months.  This increase comes as talks about granting amnesty for Dreamers has made national headlines.  According to the latest USCIS report, 30,567 border crossers were caught in August, up from 25,025 in July.  The number of unaccompanied minors (UACs) apprehended at the border also increased from 2,481 in July to 2,994 in August.  4,645 family units were caught in August up from 3,389 in July.  While the Trump administration officially ended the DACA program at the beginning of the month Pres.  Trump has voiced his support for granting amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled in the program.  He even met with Democratic leaders Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi to supposedly iron out an amnesty deal.

Simon Rosenberg Makes The Most Ridiculous Economic Defense of Illegal Aliens.  Welcome to the dimension of bizarro world that is so far away from reality it creates it's own gravity and inverts itself.  This position is actually being broadcast on national television.  Simon Rosenberg appeared on Tucker Carlson's TV show to defend illegal immigration.  In his position he attempts an economic defense that he has carefully written out for recitation.  [Video clip]

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans.  The Department of Justice announced Thursday [9/28/2017] it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers.  The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.

Costs of Immigration Greater Than FAIR Survey Shows.  Americans have long been aware of the high fiscal costs of illegal immigration, but those who argue that this surge of illegal immigration is somehow good for the country have often countered that illegal aliens pay taxes to all levels of government, off-setting these outlays.  But FAIR's report ably refuted that argument, demonstrating that illegal aliens pay about $19 billion in taxes, resulting in an overall net loss to the taxpayer of $116 billion.  What is particularly perverse about this situation is that state and local governments bear most of the burden, while the federal government collects the most in taxes!  Costs to state and local governments was pegged at more than $88 billion, but costs to the federal government was much less, at $45 billion.  Of the nearly $19 billion in taxes, however, paid by undocumented aliens, about $15.5 billion goes to the federal treasury, with a mere $3.5 billion to state and local governments.  Yet as state governments struggle to deal with the financial burden imposed upon them by this surge in illegal immigration, they find themselves lectured to by those at the federal level about how they should be more hospitable to illegal aliens.

Operation Regional Shield — 3,800 Gang Members in U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Charged.  Senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced here today criminal charges against more than 3,800 MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in the United States and Central America in a coordinated law enforcement action known as Operation Regional Shield.  The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the United States, Attorney General Douglas Meléndez of El Salvador, Attorney General Thelma Aldana of Guatemala, and Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla of Honduras, marking the six-month anniversary of the commitment to combat transnational organized crime initiated in March by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, together with the Attorneys General of the three Central American countries.

It's About Time — Employer Hit by $96 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  This was not a garden-variety illegal alien hiring violation, according to court documents.  As a result of an E-Verify check, some 100 Asplundh workers were identified as not being in the country legally and were laid off by the firm.  Then some of them were knowingly rehired under new, phony names bearing new, phony documents.  The information filed against the company cited four examples of this double-dealing, with, for instance, a worker who had been Danny Palao prior to his being laid off, being rehired as Jose Feliciano.

Employer Hit with $100 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers.  According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.  The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where its headquarters is located, apparently moving swiftly to minimize the damage to the corporation's image.  As a result of the guilty plea, there will not be a public trial.

Report: Illegal Aliens Cost US Taxpayers An Average Of $8,075 Per Illegal.  It doesn't matter for most supporters of illegal aliens, because they are looking for new Democratic Party voters, and especially ones who will be reliant of Los Federales for everything, making them beholden to the Government.

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY.  The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.  State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion.  The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.

Illegals rush the border for Trump's promise of amnesty.  During the first few months of Trump's presidency, border crossings declined to the lowest level in a generation.  Now, new data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows that border crossings have spiked for the past four consecutive months, despite the hot weather, which usually causes an annual drop in border crossings in the summer.  It's quite obvious that the initial perception of Trump as a strict law enforcer has been revised in the eyes of potential migrants, following Trump's promise to pass amnesty within the next six months.  When will the political class finally learn the lessons of failed amnesty and place the security of Americans first — before any discussion of amnesty?

The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism.  With their eyes fixed on reality, both Martin Luther King Jr and Booker T. Washington, we should remember, were against illegal immigration — an idol for the multiculturalist intellectual — because they knew it was awful for the poor, and for black Americans in particular, who most felt the effects of the general devaluing of "unskilled labor."  It is a vital question:  Just how "inclusive" should we be?  They weep very loudly, the leveling relativists, but still the nation must ask itself:  Who is more important, the poor of El Paso, Texas or the poor of Juarez, Mexico?  We realists, we patriots choose the first.

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

State Department Slaps Visa Restrictions On Countries That Won't Take Back Deportees.  The Trump administration hit four countries with visa sanctions Wednesday [9/13/2017] as punishment for refusing to take back their citizens that U.S. is trying to deport.  In a series of diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined new visa restrictions on Eritrea, Cambodia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  The countries are among a dozen that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed "recalcitrant" in the repatriation of criminal aliens.  The four countries are "denying or unreasonably delaying" the return of their citizens from the U.S., and visa restrictions will only be lifted if they begin normal acceptance of deportees, according to Tillerson's orders.

Trump cuts off visas for countries that refuse deported immigrants.  The Trump administration announced Wednesday [9/13/2017] it has ordered the State Department to limit certain visas for Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because those countries have refused to accept the return of its nationals who are deported from the United States.

Report: 600,000 Illegal Immigrants Live in Houston Area.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reports claim that about 600,000 illegal immigrants live in the Houston area.  The issue came up as some media outlets expressed concern about the illegal immigrants' status in emergency shelters and their eligibility to obtain federal assistance to rebuild homes destroyed by the devastating floodwaters dumped in the storm's wake.  "The Houston metro area is home to about 600,000 undocumented immigrants," the Texas Tribune reported. in an article about Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.  The article expressed concerns that illegal immigrants seeking shelter might be rounded up by immigration officials.

Paul Ryan Won't Rule Out Full DACA Amnesty, Claims 'Attacks from Breitbart' a Constant.  In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) Wednesday [9/13/2017], Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refused to rule out citizenship for so-called "dreamers" and then complained of "attacks from Breitbart."  "Is the speaker supporting legislation that will give DACA recipients a chance for citizenship?" a viewer question to Ryan read, with AP Chief Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner adding, "Do you believe your conference would accept that?"  Ryan would not state that this "path to citizenship," an amnesty for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens that has been rejected by Congress every time it has been proposed for more than 15 years, was off the table.

Mexico doesn't want you back — just keep sending money.
Mexico Sends Top Official to California Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation.  Mexico is sending a top cabinet-level diplomat to illegal alien-friendly California to help Mexican citizens living in the U.S. illegally avoid deportation in a post-DACA environment.  President Trump's efforts to enforce immigration law and build a wall along the border have galvanized the Mexican government into action, and according to an Associated Press story, its top priority is to protect Mexican citizens living in the United States.

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

Check Out How Much Illegals Have Cost Us These Past 10 Years.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.  The financial hit to Americans and the Treasury could impact President Trump's bid to tackle illegal immigration and boost jobs and wages for Americans.  In addition, it is part of the administration's consideration of continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that has given legal status to 800,000 young adults, may of whom are employed in the U.S.

Nine Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Trump Tower Protest in NYC.  Just moments after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine illegal immigrants and three US citizens were arrested near Trump Tower in NYC for sitting in the road and blocking traffic.

Report: Illegal immigration costs $296 billion in lost taxes.  Tax credits received by illegal immigrants and wage write-offs U.S companies claim in their illegal employment costs the Treasury $296 billion over 10 years, according to a new report that is urging Congress to crackdown on the loopholes.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.

US border agents finds smuggling tunnel spanning US-Mexico border and arrest 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexicans.  US border patrol agents discovered a new hidden tunnel running from Mexico that led to the arrest of 30 illegal immigrants.  Around 1.30am on Saturday [8/26/2017], agents patrolling at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, saw a group of several dozen people and tried to approach them for questioning.

200,000 deportation cases quietly 'closed' under Obama.  During the Obama era up to 200,000 deportation cases were "administratively closed" without action, a move that left tens of thousands of illegal immigrants free to roam America, sometimes indefinitely, according to a new report.  When added to those cases still pending court action, it brings the backlog of cases to about 800,000, far more than previously known.  In the report for the Center for Immigration Studies, former immigration judge Andrew R. Arthur said that there are some 100,000 cases that were closed, but told [the Washington Examiner] that it could be as high as 200,000.

Undocumented Immigrants Land on San Diego Shores, 12 People Arrested in Ocean Attempts.  Federal agents detained a dozen undocumented immigrants from Central America early Thursday [8/24/2017] after spotting them in the ocean aboard a pair of small fishing boats, headed for landings in Mission Beach and Sunset Cliffs.  The first of the two unsuccessful human-smuggling runs came to light shortly before 2:30 a.m., when a camera operator at the multi-agency Joint Harbor Operations Center on San Diego Harbor spotted a crowded skiff offshore from Belmont Park and notified the U.S. Border Patrol, according to USBP public affairs.

4 countries sanctioned because of refusal to accept deported immigrants.  A Homeland Security spokesman said Wednesday that a "variety of factors" went into the decision to impose sanctions on four countries that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. government when it comes to taking back their illegal and criminal immigrants.

The "Poor Illegal" Media Narrative and Why It's Not Working.  It is not compassionate to Americans or immigrants to allow illegal aliens to ignore our laws.  The corruption rampant in Los Angeles County and throughout other major urban areas follows from the arbitrary disregard for our nation's legal sovereignty and cultural integrity.  The liberal, marginalized national media still wants to push an illegal alien sob story narrative at all costs.  Look over the list below of the latest sob stories the national readership endured over the past week (and month): [...]

ACLU sues Trump administration over arrests of immigrant teens.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump's administration over the detention of immigrant teenagers for "unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation."  The lawsuit, announced on Friday [8/11/2017], targets Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.  In a press release, the ACLU accuses ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of detaining children and transporting them to detention facilities without notifying their parents or lawyers.

This is what warrants are for:
Armed ICE agents show up to search Michigan restaurant, owner refuses entry.  A restaurateur in Michigan recently tried out a new approach on two immigration agents who wanted to search her cafe:  She told them to go away.  Hediye Batu, who co-owns Café Zola in Ann Arbor with her husband Alan Zakalik, reportedly turned away two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who came in to inquire about an employee of theirs on Wednesday afternoon [8/9/2017], MLive.com reports.

Mexican Econ Minister Threatens To Flood U.S. With Illegals If We Don't Give Them A Good NAFTA Deal.  When candidate Donald Trump first proposed renegotiating NAFTA back in 2015 everyone was stunned.  Fixing bad trade deals had never been proposed by any candidate.  Candidate Trump also proposed a border wall.  Those two policy initiatives are entirely connected.  Almost immediately the government of Mexico realized the potential impact and threatened to use illegal migration if NAFTA was reopened.

86 Guatemalans Arrested at Texas Border in Single Incident.  As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in South Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector capped off a busy day by arresting one group of 86 illegal aliens and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana.  Agents also carried out a rescue of an illegal alien lost in the brush and, unfortunately, recovered the remains of another migrant who was not as lucky.  All of these incidents occurred in the RGV Sector on Monday [8/7/2017].

The INSANE cost of illegal immigration.  On Tuesday [7/31/2017], the Justice Department announced how many illegal aliens are currently clogging American jail cells — and the cost to taxpayers is absolutely head-spinning.  "Out of the 187,855 inmates in (federal) custody, 42,034 are foreign-born," according to the report, which was obtained by The Horn News.  That's almost one-in-four.  Tens of thousands of prisoners, who committed felonies, are in this country illegally.  They committed a serious crime, got sent to the federal pen... and they're costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.  Worse, that just includes prisoners held in jails run by the federal Bureau of Prisons — the 42,034 doesn't count most prisoners in state, city, or county prisons.

L.A. County Paid Out $1.3 Billion In Welfare To Illegal Aliens.  On the bright side, it's expected that the Los Angeles County will spend $200 million less in 2017, as fewer illegal aliens arrive and more have left, mostly due to allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do their job, to enforce the laws that are on the books, unfettered by politicians and political appointees.  We keep being told that illegal aliens are a boon for our economy.  Well, the illegals are getting $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend.  It sure seems that they are more of a drain on taxpayer money that giving more back.

Despite uproar, Trump's immigration proposal resembles 10 other merit-based policies.  President Trump's call Wednesday [8/2/2017] for a merit-based immigration system sent critics and much of the media into a tizzy, but what he proposed is common in many parts of the world.  The proposed system, contained in a Senate bill, would replace one largely based on extended family ties with one that prioritizes education, English language proficiency, age, vocational skills and high-paying job offers as well as considering any criminal record and possible national security risks.  "The idea of using a point system to select immigrants is a completely conventional idea," Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies, said.

Deportation vs. the Cost of Letting Illegal Immigrants Stay.  The findings of this analysis show that the average cost of a deportation is much smaller than the net fiscal drain created by the average illegal immigrant.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported the average deportation cost as $10,854 in FY 2016.  In FY 2012, ICE removed 71 percent more aliens with a similar budget, creating an average inflation-adjusted cost of $5,915.  This compares to an average lifetime net fiscal drain (taxes paid minus services used) of $65,292 for each illegal immigrant, excluding their descendants.  This net figure is based on fiscal estimates of immigrants by education level from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS).  The total fiscal drain for the entire illegal population is estimated at $746.3 billion.

Even Fourth-Generation Mexicans Are Failing.  [Scroll down]  The UCLA researchers found, by doing a multiple regression analysis of the factors correlated with years of schooling, that "... rather than improvements in education in subsequent generations since immigration, as assimilation theory predicts, we find quite the opposite. ... Greater parental education, household income, social and cultural capital, and fewer children all contribute to more schooling.  However, when these factors are held constant, the highest levels of schooling are for those who immigrated as children but were educated in the United States and the lowest for the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren of immigrants."  The people of Mexican descent who show the most enthusiasm for school relative to their resources appear to be the "1.5 generation" — those who came from Mexico as small children.

In Praise of the Raise Act.  The American Dream is at least as fundamental to our national identity as the "nation of immigrants" theme.  The collapse of wages described above threatens to create a near permanent underclass for whom the American Dream is always out of reach.  The RAISE Act seeks to vindicate the American Dream while permitting historical levels of immigration.  It does so by placing the priority on high-skilled immigrant — immigrants who won't squeeze the wages of our low-skilled workers, but who instead will spur innovation, create jobs, and make America more competitive.

Latest Sob Story:  Brothers Deported For Telling ICE One Was Going To College.  Illegal migrants get deported.  That's true around the world.  What is so shocking in the US is that people are shocked that people who are in the US illegally are made to leave.

Democrats Don't Actually Believe in Democracy.  Democrats seem to think that foreigners who violate our laws have a greater right to determine what will be America's laws than actual Americans.  After all, that's their argument when they whine because some illegal is getting shipped back to his Third World hellhole-of-origin.  They seem to think that just because some uninvited, unwanted, unlegal trespasser (we're not supposed to call them "illegal," right?) has been violating our laws for an exceptionally long period of time makes his offense less offensive.

Texas Attorney General Paxton:  We must phase out DACA and return to the rule of law.  During Texas's successful lawsuit against DAPA, we learned that DACA recipients have even been given Green Cards, and thus a pathway to citizenship — despite the Obama administration's initial pledge that DACA does not confer such a legal path to citizenship.  Apart from a pathway to citizenship, DACA allows aliens to leave and re-enter the country, removes eligibility bars from Social Security, Medicare, and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and confers eligibility for state benefits such as driver's licenses and unemployment insurance.  As of August 2016, more than 220,000 unlawfully present aliens in Texas applied for a permit or a renewal of one under DACA, and nearly 200,000 of those were approved.

Why is it up to us to pay for this?
$10 Million to Fund English Classes, Legal Services for Foreigners Seeking Citizenship.  The U.S. government announced on July 27 that it will continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to fund English, history, and civics courses, as well as naturalization legal services to foreigners seeking legal American citizenship, according to Judicial Watch.  According to a Homeland Security grant obtained by Judicial Watch, the $10 million will be allocated to the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The program, which will distribute the money across 36 organizations, aims to provide hopeful immigrants with classes in U.S. history and government in preparation for the citizenship test, as well for activities that promote civic and linguistic assimilation.  "Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and of U.S. history and civics, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully assimilate into society," the Homeland Security grant states.

Donald Trump announces new immigration policy favouring financially stable English speakers.  President Donald Trump is touting new legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, drastically cutting the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country and implementing a "merit-based" visa scheme.  If passed, the RAISE Act would cut the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by 50 percent over the next 10 years.  It would eliminate diversity lottery visas and crack down on so-called "chain immigration" — visas provided based on family connections, rather than jobs skills.  Mr Trump promoted the act alongside Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue on Wednesday [8/2/2017], claiming it would "reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars".

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt.  Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted on Monday of defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants, and he may face jail time — another rebuke for a once-popular politician who was voted out of office last year.  In 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Mr. Arpaio built a national reputation for harsh conditions in his county jail, and for his campaign against undocumented immigrants; his deputies detained people solely based on a belief that they were in the country illegally, and then turn them over to immigration authorities for deportation.  In December 2011, a federal district judge hearing a racial profiling lawsuit ruled that the immigration detentions were illegal and ordered the sheriff to halt them — an order that was upheld by an appeals court and reinforced by another district court order in 2013.  But Mr. Arpaio vowed, publicly and repeatedly, that the roundups would continue, and they did.

Arpaio plans to appeal criminal contempt conviction over detention of illegal immigrants.  Joe Arpaio was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to stop detaining illegal immigrants, but the former sheriff isn't going down without a fight.  Shortly after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued her verdict, Arpaio attorney Jack Wilenchik said the longtime lawman of Maricopa County, Arizona, once known as "America's toughest sheriff," plans to appeal and press for a jury trial.  "Joe Arpaio is in this for the long haul, and he will continue his fight to vindicate himself, to prove his innocence and to protect the public," Mr. Wilenchik said in a statement.

Ten Accomplishments By John Kelly At Homeland Security.  [#1] He sidelined most of the top staff picked by Obama and allowed the department's border and enforcement agents to actually enforce the nation's immigration law.  The result is that more than 70,000 illegals have been sent home by motivated agents, including many of the MS-13 gang members invited by Obama to live in the United States since 2011.

'Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime,' ICE acting director says.  The horrific incident involving dozens of immigrants allegedly smuggled into the U.S. in a sweltering tractor-trailer is proof that illegal immigration is "not a victimless crime," the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News on Monday [7/24/2017]. "It's a message I've been trying to get out as long as I've been the acting ICE director," Thomas Homan said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

Cortez: 'That Truck with dead illegals could have been filled with terrorists'.  James Matthew Bradley, Jr., the driver of an 18-wheeler that was found parked in a sweltering hot Walmart parking lot with up to 100 Mexican nationals inside its unairconditioned trailer, 10 of which pronounced dead, faced a Texas judge on charges Monday [7/24/2017].  A federal court charged the Clearwater, Florida man with one count of 'transporting illegal aliens.'

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Police [are] Not Allowed to Follow Federal Law.  The glorious progressive secession movement from the United States continues.  If Obama were in office, we would be hearing lots of talk about the Confederacy.  But since it's a Republican in the White House, treason is patriotic again.  Also Massachusetts cops are not allowed to follow Federal law.  Obama had already decided that Arizona is not allowed to enforce Federal immigration laws.  Now the highest court in MA has decided that police are not allowed to follow Federal law either.

DOJ, DHS Deny Aid to Family of Wounded ICE Agent While Bankrolling Extradition of Cartel Member's Family.  The U.S. government has denied financial support to the family of a federal agent who was severely wounded in a 2011 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel but at the same time has subsidized housing expenses for the family of a hit-squad member who assisted in the shootout that left another officer dead.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent who survived the attack, Victor Avila, said the Department of Homeland Security refused to fund hotel, travel, and per diem expenses for his wife and two children during the two-week trial of two men accused in his attempted murder, which began in Washington, D.C., this week.  DHS told Avila it did not have a "funding mechanism" to pay for the expenses.  Avila ultimately fronted the costs for his family to accompany him during the trial after raising safety concerns to DHS and Department of Justice officials.

Border Patrol raids Arizona desert camp that helps illegal immigrants.  U.S. Border Patrol agents served a search warrant at a non-profit aid camp in the southern Arizona desert Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of being in the country illegally.  The camp, about 11 miles north of the Mexican border, provides medical care for immigrants crossing into the U.S. across the miles-long Sonoran Desert.  It has been in operation since 2004, run by the organization No Mas Muertes (No More Deaths).

Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979.
Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979, page 5.

5 million immigrants granted US citizenship can't speak English.  In a stunning indictment of the system that tests immigrants on their eligibility to become "naturalized citizens," a new report finds that a third are functionally illiterate, unable to speak and understand enough English to get that status.  Some 32 percent of naturalized citizens, about 5 million, fall below "basic" skills in English, the equivalent of being functionally illiterate, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The report is a follow on to one that found 67 percent of immigrants in the United States for 15 years or more can't speak much English.

ICE Director Says There Could Be More Than 12 Million Illegals In US.  Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said he isn't sure exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S.  There could be more than 11 to 12 million in the country, he said.  No matter how many there are, Homan said that President Donald Trump's executive orders have put every illegal immigrant (except those covered by President Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens who arrived as minors) up for deportation.  He recently spoke at a White House press briefing in which he said that no illegal immigrant should "be comfortable," and he reiterated that message during Tuesday's [7/11/2017] interview.

La Raza Rebrands as 'Unidos US'.  The National Council of La Raza announced that it will change its name to UnidosUs, AP reports.  President Janet Murguia described "La Raza" as an outdated term that did not resonate with its members.  AP exclusively translates "Raza" as "the people" in its report.  However, the term can also be interpreted as "the race," which carries a suggestion of zero-sum ethnic conflict.

Texas is getting a new 'sanctuary cities' law, and the Mexican government isn't happy.  Senate Bill 4, signed on May 7, gives greater freedom to local Texas police to ask people, who have been detained, about their immigration status, and mandates cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  Officials who don't comply could be fined or even jailed.  The bill has become a national flash point in an already hyperpartisan debate over the rights of immigrants and the government's ability to press them on their legal status.  Advocates of the law point to measures meant to increase safety, while critics worry about eroding protections and triggering negative diplomatic and economic consequences.

Can Trump Win His Fight Against Leftist Judges And Open-Border Radicals Over Immigration?  A battle is brewing between the federal government's right to enforce U.S. immigration laws and some cities' and blue states' desire to provide "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants in the U.S.  But unlike the past four presidents, Donald Trump is willing, even eager, to fight this battle.

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills that would impose strict prison sentences on deportees who re-enter the country and defund sanctuary cities.  President Donald Trump is urging the House to stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for 'sanctuary' cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.  He met people the White House identifies as 'immigration crime victims' on Wednesday [6/28/2017] as part of a push for passage of two pieces of legislation he said would cut down on the number of gang members, drug dealers and terrorists in the US.

Supreme Court:  Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship.  The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government.  Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. §1425(a) makes it a crime to "knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person" to become a U.S. citizen.  Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. §1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship.

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers:  Audit.  Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else's legal identity, and the IRS doesn't do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they're being impersonated, the tax agency's inspector general said in a new report released Thursday [6/22/2017].  The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.  But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report.

Trump wants to ban immigrants from accessing welfare within five years of entering the US.  President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.  At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night he said 'the time has come' for 'new immigration rules' that would require those seeking admission to the country to be able to support themselves financially and would bar the use of welfare for a period of at least five years.

Trump in Iowa:  President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years.  President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.  "The time has come for new immigration rules that say ... those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years," Trump told a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Editor says...
First of all, why set the bar at five years, and not ten or fifteen?  Second, there is already a legal requirement that immigrants should be able to support themselves.  "An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident."

Six-time Deportee Arrested in Texas.  An illegal immigrant deported six times prior from the United States is facing deportation again after crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border.  Agustin Jorge Figueroa-Garcia, a 29 of Mexico, was caught by federal immigration agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Texas, according to News4 San Antonio.

The Editor says...
If anyone asks me, I can solve this problem overnight.  Here's how:  When someone is caught re-entering this country after having been deported at least once before, he or she should be deported again, to the most remote and desolate part of the Peruvian coast, or perhaps the Ivory Coast.  Instead of passing the same people back and forth across a fence, repeat offenders should have a life-changing experience that will make it almost impossible for them to re-enter the United States.  The word will get around Mexico very quickly:  Don't go north again or you will disappear.

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration'.  Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, "How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration."  It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing.  The point is, Beinart honestly confronts the craven partisan political calculation behind the liberal line on immigration, and he goes through the serious substantive economic and social reasons why liberals should be in favor of managing immigration in the interests of American workers — as they did not that long ago.

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration.  If the right has grown more nationalistic, the left has grown less so.  A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

Stop making everything a moral issue.  Immigration is not a moral issue.  America controls America's borders.  Ellis Island was not an open arms invitation to the world, because it was a way station where we screened the people we did not want.  Anarchists, criminals, and other burdens on society were sent back where they came from.  There is no moral right to come to America as a visitor or as an immigrant.

Border Patrol Ordered to "Negotiate" with Illegal Immigrants in Arizona.  Despite President Trump's pledge to tighten border security[,] Border Patrol agents in one of the nation's busiest sectors for illegal immigrants and drugs were ordered this week to stand back after a surveillance camera recorded a group entering the U.S. from Mexico, federal law enforcement sources told Judicial Watch.  The incident occurred in the vast desert terrain between Arizona and Mexico, Border Patrol officials said.

Trump scraps Obama policy that protected immigrant parents from deportation.  An Obama-era immigration program intended to protect parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation has been formally cancelled, fulfilling a key campaign promise from President Trump, the Homeland Security Department announced late Thursday [6/15/2017].  Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program.  The revocation came on the fifth anniversary of another effort that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Trump Admin Rescinds DAPA Amnesty Program.  The Trump administration has fulfilled another one of Donald Trump's campaign promises by rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million illegal aliens with children who are citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the country if they met certain criteria.

Hardly Walt's Disney.  The Magic Kingdom became the place of nightmares recently.  In October of 2014, with no warning, Disney informed hundreds of their information technology (IT) workers they had three months left on the job.  If the employees wanted to collect their severance, they would have to train their replacements.  For three excruciating months, Disney forced their employees to train foreign workers brought into the country to replace them.  The foreign-born workers were allowed to come into the country via the H-1B visa program. [...] Essentially, Disney has gone into the indentured servitude business.  The foreign employees cannot complain or ask for more money for fear of getting fired.  If they are fired, their visas are revoked and they are kicked out of the country.

ICE chief:  All illegals 'should be worried, no population off the table'.  In a blunt warning to all 11 million undocumented immigrants, the acting chief of ICE said that anybody who cross the border illegally is subject to deportation.  "If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried," said Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as 'Catch and Release' Continues.  The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month.  The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump.  The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report "catch and release" programs are quietly continuing.

Luis Gutierrez Whines:  Breitbart News Coverage of Illegal Immigrants, Muslim Refugees Too Harsh.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) whined about Breitbart News' coverage of illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees during his recent commencement address at Cambridge College.  "Breitbart and Fox News didn't invent their opinions on Mexicans and Central Americans or Muslims," he claimed the day after the London Bridge terror attacks.  "They're just recycling them."  He told Cambridge College's graduates, "I say lift the Muslim ban and tell the Supreme Court to say it's unconstitutional and un-American."

Texas Sheriff Actively Promoting Visas for Illegal Immigrants.  Travis County Sheriff "Sanctuary Sally" Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a "U visa," Fox 7 in Austin reported.  Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.  Her work continues to propagate the myth that Texas' new sanctuary city law (previously known as Senate Bill 4) is a threat to crime victims.

GAO: 437,000 deportation cases backlogged, hearings delayed to 2022.  The government's processing of illegal immigrants has broken down as the number of backlogged court cases has grown to a ratio of 1,456 per judge, prompting some courts to schedule deportation cases as far out as February 2022, according to a new Government Accountability Office assessment.  The audit agency tabulated a total of 437,000 pending cases, double what it was in 2006.  What's more, the normal wait time for illegals to face a judge has grown from 198 days to 404 days.

Good News:  Illegal Aliens With Old Deportation Orders Are Being Detained.  Of course, this is terrifying people who are unlawfully present in the United States. [...] They should be terrified.  Better yet, they should simply leave.  They were ordered deported, and Obama and his administration allowed these people who are unlawfully present to remain in the country.

Federal Judge Is "Humiliated" For Having To Actually Uphold Immigration Law.  If Judge Reinhardt is so upset by having to enforce federal immigration law, he can resign.  The federal government is specifically tasked with protecting the nation from foreign invasion, which includes those who come to this country illegally as well as overstay their visas.  The majority of countries in the world, including Mexico, refuse to tolerate those who are unlawfully present, and many, including Mexico, have harsher penalties.

DHS Officers Humiliate Judges by Enforcing Immigration Laws, Declares Judge.  Judges are humiliated and dehumanized whenever they must enforce the nation's immigration laws, according to a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The judge's cry of outrage came when he could not block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children.  "We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz's removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system," complained Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who wishes to extend citizens' rights to illegal foreign migrants.

Democrats In Texas Legislature Threaten Violence To Protect Illegal Aliens.  Texas is estimated to have more than 1 million illegal aliens, according to the Migration Policy Institute.  During today's [5/29/2017] final legislative session a group of angry protesters calling themselves illegal aliens attempted to disrupt the session by shouting, chanting and blowing whistles.  The issue they were protesting is a new law known as "SB4" or the anti-Sanctuary City Law, where Texas police chiefs and sheriffs are required to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.

The Texas Protestors Should Be Deported.  If you're holding up signs bragging that you are an illegal alien while protesting a state legislature and disrupting its proceedings, you should be deported.  You are admitting you are an illegal alien and you are disrupting the legitimate legislative functions of a state government.  I do not have sympathy for you.

Texas Leg's Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters.  Today [5/29/2017] was the last day of the Texas legislative regular session.  But before the typical closing ceremonies were held, a near brawl broke out between lawmakers.  Stoked by anti-SB 4 protestors, Democrat and Republican lawmakers exchanged harsh words and a few shoves.  Senate Bill 4 is the state's Sanctuary City bill, which would require local and campus law enforcement to comply with federal immigration communication laws, or be subject to civil and criminal penalties.  Governor Abbott signed the bill into law earlier this month.  At the center of the SB-4 conflict was Republican state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, who said he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on protestors carrying "I am illegal and here to stay" placards.

Texas State Rep Reports Protesters to ICE; Guess What Happened Next?  This morning [5/29/2017], during the final day of the current session of the Texas state legislature, the Texas House was considering a bill to punish so-called "sanctuary cities."  The Democrats had been fighting the bill for hours, and there were lots of protesters in the gallery.  When the protesters were loudly disruptive, the Department of Public Safety began to remove them from the gallery.  That's when the fun began.  Apparently, state Representative Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) announced that he had called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the protesters.

The Editor says...
If you are in this country illegally, perhaps you should stay out of sight ("in the shadows") rather than participating in noisy protests.

ICE agents eat at restaurant — then detain the workers.  ICE agents apparently love a good breakfast, and it doesn't matter who's making it.  United States Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers detained three members of the kitchen staff at a restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday morning — but only after sitting down to eat some waffles.  Sava Lelcaj-Farah, the owner of Sava's restaurant, told MLive that the incident was "really sad," and "scares the whole community."

The Editor says...
No, it does not scare the whole community.  It scares those who aren't supposed to be in the community.

DHS: More than 700K visa overstays in 2016 alone.  Forget about the wall or deportations or travel bans.  These days, if you so much as suggest something as relatively mild as a fresh look at the number of visas we issue and how we track them you are identified as obviously being a racist.  After all, we're not talking about ISIS bombers swimming across Lake Erie to get into our country from Canada, right?  These are tourists or students or temporary workers who just want to help.  Unfortunately, while that's a popular line of argument in the legacy media these days, the visa programs currently in place have problems.  And the Department of Homeland Security has highlighted yet another uncomfortable factoid for us this month, saying that more than 700K visitors of various sorts came to the United States on visas in the past fiscal year and failed to leave when they were supposed to.  That we know of.

Staggering number of visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration.  The nexus of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country's air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in last year — and nearly 630,000 of them didn't go home, according to new numbers released Monday [5/22/2017].  Known as visa overstays, the visitors present a different challenge than the border crossers, and one that Homeland Security officials are still trying to figure out how to handle.

Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40% Under Trump.  Immigration arrests climbed yet again in April as federal agents continued to track down both criminal and noncriminal aliens in far greater numbers over the first 100 days of the Trump administration than they did under former President Barack Obama a year ago.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 illegal immigrants on civil immigration charges between Jan. 22 and April 29, according to agency data released Wednesday.  That was a 38 percent jump over the 30,028 arrests made in the same time period in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration.

After Trump Executive Orders, ICE Making 400 Arrests Per Day.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday [5/17/2017] that it has arrested more than 400 individuals per day since President Trump signed executive orders calling for tougher immigration policies.  Between Jan. 22 and April 29, the immigration enforcement agency arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, 75 percent of whom were convicted criminals, after Trump signed immigration-related executive orders in January.  That number represents a 37.6 percent increase from the same period in 2016.

Trump's immigration enforcement helps slow illegal border crossings by 76%.  Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.  Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday [5/9/2017], marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.

Immigrant Workers Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest.  More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a "Day Without Immigrants" rally in February.  The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.  They are now taking their case to federal labor regulators, the Detroit Free Press reported.  In a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America claim EZ Industrial Solutions unjustly fired them for taking part in a political protest.

Hungary's border wall
Hungary's new border wall is working spectacularly well.  Hungary is getting major blowback from the E.U. elites.  But as far as I know, they haven't doubled down on "it can't work" the way their American internationalist brethren have.&Nbsp; We have here a classic case of common sense versus "experts" whose predictions can't be trusted.


How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months.  When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost. The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process. Hungary’s second border fence has just been completed in the southern town of Asotthalom. The 96-mile long, 14 ft. tall double-line of defense doesn’t look too intimidating from a distance. Go a little closer and you’ll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence.

Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators.  A massive anti-deportation infrastructure has emerged to try to protect illegal immigrants from President Trump's crackdown, with advocacy groups coaching potential deportees on how to massage encounters with police, and lawyers and judges working to shield them from charges that would make them priorities for deportation.  A video released Monday [4/24/2017] by a coalition of advocates instructs illegal immigrants not to open the door to federal agents, what proof to demand if they are being arrested and what to say if accosted outside their homes.  Meanwhile, attorneys are working to lower charges from some illegal immigrant criminals, hoping to blunt their crimes so they don't show up as high-priority deportation targets.

Draining the Swamp in NYC.  [Mayor] DeBlasio has declared New York City as a sanctuary city that will not adhere to federal mandates restricting municipal employees from questioning city services while performing their official duties.  Therefore, if you come here from another country without a legal visa, work permit or citizenship; you can access services like schools, hospitals, utilities and even law enforcement without being questioned about your illegal immigration status.

Illegal Aliens Have More Rights Than IRS Taxpayers.  For over eleven years we have been writing a weekly column pointing out the injustices inflicted upon Americans and the American taxpayer by government and special interests.  But no injustice is more egregious than allowing foreign nationals to invade our country by the millions where they get to profit from the invasion, rather than being put in jail or deported as they would be in any other country.  No other sovereign nation on earth allows illegal immigration to exist on such an enormous scale, as does the United States of America.  What is even more unfathomable is why this injustice doesn't fester in the hearts and minds of the American people to the point where they put an immediate halt to it, or fire those in government who are responsible.  What does it take for the American people to rise up against this injustice in full force and fury, as they should?

Report: ICE Failures Under Obama Administration Leave More Than 2.2 Million 'Supervised' Aliens on Streets.  A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals startling failures during the Obama Administration that allowed 2.2 million deportable aliens to remain on the streets in a "supervised" status.  Aliens with criminal convictions accounted for nearly 400,000 of that total.  The report issued by ICE Inspector General (IG) John Roth last week details several failures under the previous administration that built a tremendous backlog for deportation officers (DO).  Those failures include imbalanced workloads for DOs, unachievable goals, a lack of clear policies and procedures, and insufficient training.

Undocumented bakery workers protest termination.  Several protesters who chained themselves to delivery trucks at a Queens bakery were arrested early Friday [4/21/2017].  Workers at Tom Cat Bakery were protesting a requirement by the bakery that they prove their immigration status or face termination.  The workers say that in March, Tom Cat officials told them the Department of Homeland Security was investigating the company.  31 workers were told they would be fired within 10 business days if they could not provide new employment documents.

U.S. Border Officials Suspected of Working with Drug Smugglers, Says Border Patrol Council President.  A top Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has alleged that Border Patrol management in Montana's Havre Sector are suspected of being corrupt and ordering miles of border unpatrolled in an intentional effort to help drug smugglers.

New DHS Hires Signal End To Era Of Officials Cozy With The Open Borders Lobby.  The Department of Homeland Security announced last week the appointment of two former employees of think tanks that advocate for reduced immigration.  This comes as a departure from a department that was staffed in the Obama era by several officials closely involved with organizations which advocate for amnesty.  Jon Feere and Julie Kirchner joined Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection as advisers, respectively.  Feere is a former policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for reduced immigration, and is now an adviser to Thomas

D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Exclusive: Officials Defy Trump's Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled.  U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured.  Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled.  Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.  Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager.

Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally.  Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally.  Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st.

Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony.  Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday [4/11/2017], Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.  "For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned:  This is a new era.  This is the Trump era.  The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over," Sessions said.

Trump's Justice Department to end 'catch and release' immigration policy.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.  Mr. Sessions said his enforcement priorities will end the "catch and release" practices of the Obama administration and give the Justice Department a more active role in stemming illegal immigration.

Park Service:  Illegals destroying federal lands, unsafe for camping.  Illegal immigration and drug running have destroyed border parklands, further threatened two species on the endangered list and led federal officials to bar visitors and campers in areas considered too dangerous to visit, according to newly released reports.  In studies of two parks that make up less than 90 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service said that the areas have been ripped up with thousands of miles of unauthorized roads from vehicles that have crushed plants and animal habitat.

American Resurrection.  The statistics on illegal immigration are in.  Apparently, the wave of illegals has been cut by 70% since Trump's inauguration.  And the Wall doesn't even exist yet.  So much for all those who said we couldn't halt this illegal flood.  ICE is deporting criminals (and leftists are squealing), sanctuary cities are going to lose a lot of funds, Lansing, Michigan, just voted to stop being a sanctuary city, overcoming their foolish mayor.

Fear of Trump Makes Migrants Disappear From Mexican Border.  [President] Trump hasn't yet made good on his bombastic campaign trail promises.  The wall is still just a twinkle in his eye, and the deportation force hiring sprees haven't happened yet.  ICE agents have conducted raids targeting undocumented immigrants, but they aren't actually that different in scale from raids that happened during the early years of the Obama administration.  But the symbolism of Trump in the Oval Office and the threat of extended detention has already deterred many migrants.  Migrants are scared, explained Jose, a young Honduran man staying at the San Bosco shelter in hopes of getting to the U.S.  They might be less scared in the future, he said, but for now they're waiting.

Why Sanctuary Cities Encourage Illegal Immigration.  Numerous cities have declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities," where local police are forbidden to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in enforcing our national immigration laws.  Legislation is now moving through the California legislature to implement such a policy throughout that entire state.  Why this energy to protect violators of our laws?  Oddly, the answer goes back to the founding.  Due to a residue of the notorious three-fifth compromise, sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration because undocumented residents (to use the politically correct term) are counted in determining representation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures.  The more undocumented a city has, the more seats it gets.

Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week.  As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C.  That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier.  The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming.

More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year.  Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector report that their agents arrested more than 100 previously deported sex offenders that illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents arrested two during a one-hour period in separate locations in the sector on Wednesday [3/30/2017].

State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Aliens About ICE Raids.  Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.

ICE detains 26 offenders reporting for community service in Fort Worth.  Agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 26 offenders suspected of being undocumented as they reported for community service Sunday morning [3/276/2017] at a Tarrant County Jail facility north of downtown.  David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, said the Sheriff's Department was contacted about a week ago by federal agents asking for information about people in the work detail, a program for those who are on probation and are working off part of their sentences.

Federal immigration agents showing up in NYC courts to arrest defendants.  When Floyel Stapleton appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine hearing in his misdemeanor assault case, he was stunned to be met by federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom.  "I didn't know they were there.  They were in plain clothes.  They had no badges and they arrested me when I was walking out of the courtroom.  They just asked my name and they arrested me," Stapleton, 39, who is from the Caribbean island of Nevis, told the Daily News from an immigration detention center in Hudson County.

Deterrence and human nature.  [Scroll down]  Take illegal immigration.  The Trump administration believed the answer was to persuade people not to come illegally into the United States, and to convince those who are already residing here illegally and who have broken American laws to go home.  So his proposed wall on the border with Mexico and beefed-up patrols are a sort of insurance policy in case immigrants do not heed appeals to follow the law.  Deportation and even the threat of deportation also serve as deterrents to persuade others not to enter the U.S. illegally, given the likelihood of being sent back home promptly.  The early result of that proposed deterrent policy is that in just two months, attempted illegal entries into the U.S. have fallen dramatically.  Past approaches to illegal immigration were largely therapeutic.  Bilateral talks with Mexico, sanctuary cities, de facto amnesties and non-enforcement of immigration laws supposedly would ensure that immigration was orderly and a positive experience for both hosts and guests.  Instead, the border effectively became wide open and chaos ensued.

Philadelphia's Largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration Canceled in Fear of Immigration Crackdown.  One of Philadelphia's most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called "the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community."  The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.

Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations.  The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.  How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deploymen

Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States.  A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.  Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam's sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress.  If actually implemented, the judge's plan also would be extremely expensive for Americans, because state and local communities subsidize each new immigrant with roughly $1,600 each per year for decades.

Rogue judges give legal standing to hypothetical immigrants.  When President Trump issued his revised immigration order, I warned that unless we reassess our erroneous views of judicial power, the courts would create an affirmative right to immigrate.  Even though the revised order applies only to prospective immigrants who have never stepped foot on our shores, we predicted that the courts would completely erase national sovereignty.  They did not disappoint.  Over the past few days, several liberal legal groups and a handful of blue states (led by Hawaii) have sued against the new order.  One federal district judge grotesquely manipulated the rules of standing and issued a temporary restraining order against the executive order, even in a case where Trump's moratorium was inapplicable.

23 Percent of Public Schoolchildren Live in Immigrant Households.  Almost a quarter of the nation's public school students live in immigrant households, raising questions about America's long-term ability to continue its tradition of assimilation, according to a study released Thursday.  The report, published by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, indicates that 23 percent of public school students live in a household with at least one immigrant parent.  That is more than double the percentage in 1990 and up from 7 percent in 1980.  Because immigrants are not evenly distributed throughout the country, however, some schools have significantly higher percentages of immigrant children.  The report breaks down the data by census units called public use microdata areas, which are roughly between 100,000 and 200,000 residents and generally respect county or city boundaries.  The average number of public school students in each PUMA is about 20.600.

Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them.  Luisa Fortin sometimes sits up at night, wondering what her clients are eating.  She is the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Food Bank — but lately she has done less outreaching.  Her families, working immigrants in northwest Georgia, are spooked by the political climate, Fortin said.  Increasingly, she's being asked to explain how food stamps may impact immigration status, if not to outright cancel family food benefits.  Since mid-January, five of Fortin's families have withdrawn from the SNAP program.  One, the single mother of three citizen daughters, had fled to Georgia to escape an abusive husband.  Another, two green-card holders with four young children, were thinking of taking on third jobs to compensate for the lost benefits.  These families represent a small fraction of Fortin's caseload — she estimates she has signed 200 immigrant families up for SNAP over the past six months — but based on the calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.

Assimilation under threat as children of immigrants flood U.S. public schools.  The Virginia neighborhood of Fairfax County ranks with parts of those other cities as having the highest percentage of children from immigrants in its public schools, with 78 percent of students coming from immigrant households, according to a report that the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Thursday.  Across the country, some 23 percent of students in public schools come from immigrant households.  That has more than doubled in the past 25 years, from just 11 percent in 1990.  But their numbers are heavily concentrated in big cities.  Miami-Dade County in Florida has four areas where at least 80 percent of students are from immigrant-led homes.  In one of those, a part of Hialeah City, a staggering 93 percent of students belong to immigrant households.

Steve King States the Obvious, Unleashes Fury.  Kudos to [Rep. Steve] King for standing up for Western Civilization.  Even if few have the spine to say it, everyone who has spent more than a minute thinking about it understands that a society cannot be sustained by importing massive numbers of foreigners from an alien civilization rather than having babies of its own.  This is especially obvious when that alien civilization has been vehemently hostile for 1,400 years, and the foreigners are ostentatiously uninterested in assimilation.  Just because David Duke agrees with him does not mean he is wrong.  King is in for a storm, and deserves every patriot's support.

High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game.  Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.  According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that they've used a "USA" theme in the past for games against several different schools, but North's fans are insisting that it was a personal attack against them because some of their students come from refugee families.

The Editor says...
It is disturbing to me that freeloaders and migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, are now calling themselves "refugees" to deflect the stigma (which should be) associated with illegal immigration — and more disturbing that the news media is playing the game, too.

ACLU Is Suddenly Concerned Over Length Of Time Illegal Aliens Are Held.  Despite the absence of reports over the last eight years, apparently, Mr. Obama's executive branch agencies were holding illegals for a long time, longer than the ACLU likes.  In fact, Supreme Court decisions allowed this.  Where were the lawsuits from the ACLU then? [...] Obviously, it is crystal clear that the ACLU is not interested in civil rights, but, instead, being a far left activist group agitating against a sitting United States president.  And many of their proposed actions are to protect those who are unlawfully present in the nation over the best interests of citizens of this nation.

One more reason to jam cell phones near the border:
New App for Illegal Aliens Enables Them to Call for Help When Caught.  If you're an illegal alien who has just been busted by immigration authorities, now there's an app for that.  Huge, a digital agency, developed and launched the mobile app, Notifica, pro bono to enable illegal aliens to easily and quickly call for help if they've been caught.  The Notifica app sends pre-loaded, pre-written messages tailored to specific illegal alien-defined recipients, like immigration lawyers and relatives simultaneously — with one click of a button.  A PIN number is required for security purposes and to prevent others from viewing the messages.

Earnings of undocumented workers soared during Obama years.  Undocumented workers' incomes increased dramatically during the Obama years.  The gap in the hourly wage between undocumented workers and native workers is reduced by half once socioeconomic characteristics — educational attainment, type of jobs, years since emigrating here and age — are taken into account, according to a new academic paper, "The Earnings of Undocumented Immigrants," by Harvard University economist George Borjas, and published Monday [3/13/2017] by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. [...] Undocumented workers earn about 40% less than American workers, but that gap falls to 20% after controlling for the various socioeconomic and educational factors.  "The adjusted wage of undocumented workers rose rapidly in the past decade," the study found.

A Fair and Legal Replacement for DACA.  President Obama's DACA, issued in 2012 via memorandum, was a patently lawless use of executive power.  After Congress (again) decided not to pass the DREAM Act, granting legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children, the president abused his "pen and phone" to impose the law's provisions unilaterally.  The administration risibly claimed that this was an exercise of "prosecutorial discretion," implying that the government would be evaluating applications for deferred status on a case-by-case basis.  Unsurprisingly, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials have reported otherwise; in fact, anyone who appears to be under the maximum deferral age — that is, any illegal immigrant who appears younger than 35 years old — is simply presumed to be eligible for DACA.  Under the policy, about 750,000 illegal aliens have been granted not only renewable, two-year deportation stays, but also work permits, Social Security numbers, access to the EITC welfare program, and driver's licenses.  Functionally, more than 2 million have been shielded from deportation for nearly five years.

Don't Look Now, But Trump Is Already Winning On Border Security.  Just by saying that he would strictly enforce immigration laws already on the books, President Trump is already on his way to solving the illegal immigration problem.  Imagine if previous presidents had done the same.  In February, border agents apprehended just 18,762 people at the U.S./Mexican border, a 40% drop from January, which was itself a 27% decline from December.  In fact, illegal border crossings have fallen every month since Trump won the election.  And February's number was lower than any month in the previous five years, according to data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says.  The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump's first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.  U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons.  Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

No Wall, No Raids, Just Enforce the Employment Laws.  I admire immigrants.  They've traveled thousands of miles to build better lives in a strange land where many don't even speak the language.  They send much of the money they earn here back to their families in their homelands.  America could use more such courage, work ethic and selflessness.  I like seeing such people come to America — legally.  But the illegal kind is a different story.  Though they may be admirable in many respects, illegal immigrants are still breaking the law.  To say that they are merely "undocumented workers" is to say that an intruder in your house is merely an "undocumented visitor."  It sacrifices truth at the altar of political correctness.

All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants.  Three conclusions can be drawn from this analysis:
  •   First, the long-term decline in the employment for natives across age and education levels is a clear indication that there is no general labor shortage, which is a primary justification for the large increases in immigration (skilled and unskilled) in the Schumer-Rubio bill and similar House proposals.
  •   Second, the decline in work among the native-born over the last 14 years of high immigration is consistent with research showing that immigration reduces employment for natives.
  •   Third, the trends since 2000 challenge the argument that immigration on balance increases job opportunities for natives.  Over 17 million immigrants arrived in the country in the last 14 years, yet native employment has deteriorated significantly.

Democrats bring Dreamers, Trump brings victims of crimes by illegal immigrants.  On one side were the "valedictorians," the high-achieving illegal immigrant Dreamers who have become the face of the drive for a more lenient immigration policy.  Matched up on the other side were the "victims," those who had lost relatives to illegal immigrant crimes and who have gained a nationwide profile in the past 18 months, thanks chiefly to President Trump and his unorthodox campaign.  On Tuesday [2/28/2017], both the victims and the valedictorians were in the same room, watching as Mr. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress.

ICE nabs young 'dreamer' applicant after she speaks out at a news conference.  About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family's driveway.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old's father and brother, Argentines who were living in the country illegally, amid the Trump administration's aggressive deportation effort that has riled immigrant communities across the country.  Although Vargas was in the process of renewing her status as a "dreamer" to remain in the United States legally — a status she had allowed to lapse — she feared that immigration officials would come after her next.

Should have stayed "in the shadows."
Illegal Immigrant Calls for Protest — Picked Up by ICE Immediately.  A 22-year-old Argentinian immigrant was arrested by ICE officials after calling a press conference to talk about her hears of being deported on Wednesday.  Daniela Vargas, who has been in Mississippi since she was 7 years old, was protected by the DACA act of the Obama administration, since she has been in school and working in the United States, and brought without her consent as a child.  However, Vargas says she was not able to collect the $495 it costs to renew DACA paperwork this year, and thus was dropped from the program, making her vulnerable to arrest.  Vargas' father and brother were arrested last month as a part of the nation-wide ICE raids.  They were arrested outside of their home.

Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE.  An Oregon judge is being investigated after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant elude ICE agents in January by guiding the man through a private entrance at the courthouse.  Multnomah County Judge Monica Heeranz was notified by court staff that ICE agents were waiting outside her courtroom to possibly apprehend Diddier Pacheco Salazar, a 22-year-old Mexican national attending a DUI hearing, U.S. Attorney Billy Willaims said.  Specific details about what happend inside the courtroom next is not clear.  But Salazar reportedly somehow managed to leave the room using an employee exit.

Sheriff: Illegals go free where Americans would be jailed.  One of the nation's key sheriffs fighting crimes and drug peddling by illegal immigrants charged that Americans would be locked up for wrongdoing illegals regularly get a free pass on.  In a Senate hearing focused on the impact of crimes by illegal immigrants on Americans as far north as Wisconsin and Washington, Grant County, Wash., Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald described a gruesome murder in 2016 of Jill Marie Sundberg by a previously deported illegal immigrant who skipped out on an $8,000 bond.

Jorge Ramos:  America Is 'Our Country, Not Theirs' — 'And We Are Not Going to Leave'.  Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday [2/24/2017] that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that "it is our country, not theirs."  Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest.  Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli.  There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is "not their" country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, "are not going to leave," he said.

Self Deportation Beginning Ahead of Schedule.  The leftist media are all broadcasting scenes of illegal men, women and children hiking over the border in waist-high snow and sub-freezing temperatures (thanks a lot global warming), from the United States to Canada.  Each one of these sites regale the reader with tales of woe of "undocumented migrants" having to brave the elements and hoof it to Canada, rather than get swept up in the Trump dragnet. [...] I find it incredible that so far I have not found a single lefty site that sees the irony of what they are reporting.  They are making our case for us.  This is exactly what I and many others have been preaching for years.  If you build it, they will come.  If you provide free refuge (and everything else) they will come.  If you take it away, or even threaten to in a manner they will believe, they will go, of their own accord.

The Coming Border War:  A Prediction.  A prediction: when the "Wall" along the southern border begins to be constructed, the left's professional activists will implement an extensive disruption campaign.  It will be modeled after the Keystone Pipeline protest (that involved a makeshift city of 10,000), but be more mobile and flexible, spread out along the border that marks the path of the wall.  Protestors will stand in the path of construction, just at activists have, in the past, chained themselves to trees in the Northwest to stop logging.

It's Official:  Liberals Only Care About Illegals and Muslims.  Hey, liberals!  There's a reason why illegal Hispanics and jihadis aren't represented by the system.  In the first place, they have broken the law by coming here without completing the administrative state's vital and voluminous paperwork.  In the second place, they intend to break the law by violently overturning the United States government and its separation of church and state, replacing Western culture with Sharia law.

Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship.  Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show.  An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics.  The obscure Form N-648 requires a doctor to list any physical or mental ailment that would prevent a patient from meeting the language requirements of citizenship.

NY Times Publishes Screed By Illegal Alien Who Vows To Not Leave.  [Scroll down]  We see from the KDVR article that she arrived illegally in 1997 with her husband and a 6 year old.  Since she is 45 now, that means she was not a child at the time she intentionally broke our immigration law.  At one point she was charged with not having a license or insurance and for having an expired license plate.  Those charges were dropped.  She put a made up Social Security number on a document she was planning to use for a job application.  She pled guilty to attempted possession of a forged instrument.  La Immigra became involved at that point.  She was given the opportunity to voluntarily self-deport.  She finally did leave, then came back, paying someone to smuggle her across the border, for which she was almost immediately caught be the Border Patrol, making her an alien absconder.

Just Say No To The Border Tax.  Nobody knows for sure whether President Trump supports a "border adjustment tax."  That's fitting, since nobody really knows what this tax would do to the economy.  Trump has been hot and cold about the border adjustment tax.  On Thursday, he told Reuters that he thought the tax "could lead to a lot more jobs in the United States."  On Friday [2/24/2017], Trump's top economic advisor reportedly said it was a nonstarter.

Democrats Attack Trump For Enforcing Their Own Immigration Law.  The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects.  But since when is enforcing the law a crime?  In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate and 202 Democrats in the House in a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat.  That hasn't stopped today's Democrats from decrying the DHS memo as obscene and horribly un-American.

DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges.  With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday [2/20/2017] that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing.  Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation's immigration policy.  They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama's executive amnesty — at risk of deportation.

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines.  In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates 'Climate of Fear' for Illegal 'Citizens'.  The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday [2/22/2017] openly fretted that Donald Trump's new immigration orders "could create a climate of fear" for illegal "citizens."  (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word "citizen.")  Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, "This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn't already."  Page agreed, "I think it has."  She justified, "Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade.  So, they're really part of the fabric of our life.  Although, admittedly, they're here illegally."

The Editor says...
It doesn't matter if an illegal alien has been in this country for 30 years or 30 minutes.  In fact, if an alien has been here illegally for more than a year, and hasn't made any attempt to acquire naturalization or get permission to be here or learn English, that indicates that he or she has no intention of assimilating.

Trump's Immigration Guidance:  Dreamers and Parents of U.S. Citizens Are Safe for Now; Most Others Must Go.  Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly on Tuesday [2/21/2017] released two memoranda, explaining how the Trump administration plans to implement the president's executive orders designed to "stem illegal immigration" and remove illegal aliens "who have no lawful basis to enter or remain in the United States."  Notably, the new guidance exempts, for the time being, the 750,000 "dreamers" who came to this country as children and who received temporary legal status under President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

DHS secretary orders immigration agent hiring surge, end to 'catch-and-release'.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved Tuesday to implement a host of immigration enforcement changes ordered by President Trump, directing agency heads to hire thousands more officers, end so-called "catch-and-release" policies and begin work on the president's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.  "It is in the national interest of the United States to prevent criminals and criminal organizations from destabilizing border security," Kelly wrote in one of two memos released Tuesday [2/21/2017] by the department.  The memos follow up on Trump's related executive actions from January and, at their heart, aim to toughen enforcement by expanding the categories of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation.

The ACLU's war on common sense.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump's order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by the Obama administration as hotbeds of terrorism.  So far, they have managed to find sympathetic judges in friendly climes such as the Ninth Circuit.  The group had promptly filed a lawsuit against the order, which it calls "Trump's Muslim ban," despite the fact that it allows in travelers from more than 40 other Muslim majority nations comprising more than a billion people, plus India, which has an estimated 300 million Muslims.

New York Times Foams at the Mouth:  DHS Seeking to Expel Wide Range of Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  The NYTEB said it:  they are living in this country outside the law.  If they crossed the borders without permission or overstayed their visa, then they are unlawfully present.  They also complained about creating an atmosphere of fear.  Good.  Criminals should be worried.  Illegals have no one to blame but themselves.  This is not on the citizens of the U.S. We didn't make them come here illegally/overstay visas.  They CHOSE to do that.  They chose that for their children, in many cases.  They do not help their case when they demand, DEMAND, that the United States give them money, services, welfare, healthcare, housing, food, education, the right to vote, and citizenship.  They aren't asking.  They're demanding.  They're out in the streets insulting citizens, they freak out over citizens flying the flag of the U.S., they fly the flags of Mexico and other nations, and they demand the return of the American southwest to Mexico.  Being humble would help their case: they are anything but.

Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017.  American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News.  To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016.  Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer's suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

More than 100 workers across the US are fired after they skipped a day of work to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests.  More than 100 workers have been fired for walking out to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests on Thursday [2/16/2017].  In cities all over the US, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in widespread demonstrations against the President's anti-immigrants stance and rhetoric. [...] But since the march, more than 100 people in states from South Carolina to New York have lost their jobs for not coming to work in order to take part in protests.

The "day without immigrants" became a teachable moment.  Do you remember that "day without immigrants" protest that we talked about last week?  It took place as predicted (and in fact demanded by activist organizers on the left).  But in at least one location in Tennessee some of the participants learned a rapid and likely lasting lesson about the intersection of free speech and personal responsibility.  Bradley Coatings, Inc. found out at the last minute that their tightly packed customer schedule was going to go up in flames when nearly 20 of their employees announced with roughly 12 hours notice that they would be taking part in the poorly defined protest and not participating in their job assignments.  They made good on the threat and their employer responded in pretty much the way you would probably expect.

Company fires 18 employees after they participated in 'A Day Without Immigrants'.  A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants."  The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday [2/15/2017] they'd be taking part in the nationwide movement.  Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.  "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee said.

Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who protested.  Jim Serowski's employees told him they'd planned to skip work Thursday to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants," the nationwide day of protest.  Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his position to them was clear:  "If you're going to stand up for what you believe in, you have to be willing to pay the price."  As promised, when Serowski's foreman and some 30 bricklayers failed to show up for work, he fired them all with no regrets, he said.

Illegal immigrants would rather be arrested in Canada than stay in US.  Undocumented immigrants in the US are jumping the border into Canada, where they hope they'll be treated more humanely than under the Trump administration, according to reports.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are citing an influx of illegal border crossings, especially into Quebec province from upstate New York, according to a National Public Radio report.  One of the biggest entry points is from the small town of Champlain, where the Mounties patrol the other side and arrest the travelers as they come over.

How immigration will change the electoral power of states Trump needed to win election.  With or without a huge wall along the southern border, states far from Mexico will continue to feel the effects of immigration — just not in the way most Americans might think.  That's because immigration will change the demographics — and electoral power — of the states Donald Trump depended on to win the presidency.  Trump — who focused throughout the campaign on curbing illegal immigration — won after flipping an entire region from blue to red, from Wisconsin to Michigan and into Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Paul Sracic, a political science professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University, explains that Trump "could have lost Florida and still won, something the last Republican president, George W. Bush, never could have done."

Brilliant — Today Illegal Aliens Voluntarily Self-Identify Throughout America.  Some people say the liberal mind is predisposed toward stupidity, or at least stupid behavior.  Perhaps that's a little too harsh; however, the plan for today is definitely an example of not quite thinking things through to — 'the unintended consequences'.  There is a social justice action taking place today, Thursday February 16th, and being widely promoted. [...] However, has anyone stopped to think that by participating in this program they are just outing themselves as illegal aliens, which means illegal employees to their employers?  Any employer who wondered whether or not their staff may contain employees who gained jobs due to false papers, only needs to look at those employees who don't show up to work today.

60% of Refugee Arrivals Since Judge Halted Trump's Order Come From 5 Terror-Prone Countries.  Sixty percent of the refugees admitted into the United States since a federal judge halted President Trump's executive order designed to prevent "foreign terrorist entry into the United States" originate from five of the seven countries identified by the administration and its predecessor as most risky.  Of the total 2,576 refugees resettled in the U.S. from around the world since U.S. District Judge James Robart's February 3 restraining order, 1,549 (60.1 percent) are from Syria (532), Iraq (472), Somalia (363), Iran (117), and Sudan (65).  No refugees have arrived from the other two applicable countries, Yemen and Libya.  Of the 2,576 refugees to have arrived since Feb. 3, 1,424 (55.3 percent) are Muslims — 817 Sunnis, 132 Shi'ites, and 475 refugees self-identified simply as Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Mexico fights back:  Officials are 'purposely backing up American courts with immigration cases to antagonize Trump'.  Mexican officials, legislators, governors and public figures are pushing back against Trump's antagonistic stance toward their country.  Means include increasing the 'backlog in the immigration system' and defending undocumented migrants in the US and the Wall Street Journal reported.  Other proposed measures include renegotiating deals such as the one that currently makes Mexico accept deportees from the United States without proof that they are Mexican.

The cost of immigration in Texas alone
State by State:  The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics.  Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book?  In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens!  You may also access FAIR's State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information.  Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state: [...]


The immigration history that the MSM and Dems don't want you to know.  Whether the MSM and the Dems are being deliberately malicious or are just plain dumb, it's obvious that Trump's executive order is benign compared with what other presidents have done to control immigration and refugees seeking asylum.  Before we were actually in WWII, on 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis.  They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US — but were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where more than 250 were killed by the Nazis.  There have been attempts to excuse FDR's treatment of these innocent passengers by claiming he did a lot to save the holocaust victims once he knew what was happening in Germany but that story doesn't wash.

Then, Deportations Were Good; Now, Deportations Are Evil.  When President Obama was in the White House, Democrats were crowing about the historic number of illegal immigrants he was deporting each year.  Now, every arrest of an illegal immigrant is a cause for protests.  When President Trump's Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 680 illegals — 75% of whom are convicted criminals — the left had another emotional breakdown.

Government program gives immigrants residency for $500,000.  Immigrants who want to live in the U.S. are forced to wait as long as a decade to get a green card.  A government program called EB-5 allows wealthy immigrants to jump to the front of the line if they can pay $500,000.

Liberals Howl Over ICE Raids Targeting Criminal Aliens.  U.S. immigration officials arrested an MS-13 gang member, a cocaine trafficker, and a child molester during a series of raids in at least six states last week.  The raids, targeting illegal immigrants with additional felonies, are part of the first large-scale enforcement operation since President Donald Trump took office.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they targeted known criminals and arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in what they called an "enforcement surge" that began Feb. 6 and took place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and the Carolinas.  ICE arrested approximately 200 illegal aliens throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and arrested 160 more in 55 communities throughout southern California.

Where did the FY2017 refugees go so far; 34,825 as of this morning.  For new readers (and there are many of you!), refugees are admitted on a fiscal year basis.  In September of each year, the President sends a determination letter (and report) to Congress and tells Congress how many refugees are proposed for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on October 1 and from which regions of the world they will be taken.  Congress' role is to "consult" only. [...] President Trump has already lowered Obama's ceiling from 110,000 to 50,000.

Your civic duty
Is It "Deeply Offensive" to Enforce the Law?  It is, apparently, if the law relates to immigration.  At Penn State, someone put up posters urging students and others to report violations of the immigration laws.  This is the poster:  [Photo] Is it a civic duty to report illegal aliens?  That is certainly a defensible position.  In general, citizens should cooperate with law enforcement.  But Penn State's administration didn't see it that way.


Metro map
20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.


Mexican President's Photo Op with Deported Migrants Backfires.  An attempt to capitalize on the arrival of 135 deported Mexican nationals by having the president welcome them backfired when some of the migrants said the government abandoned them and would return to the U.S. as soon as possible.  The event took place at Mexico City's airport when Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed a group of 135 Mexican nationals who had just been deported from the United States.

Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico.  There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country.  Yet that's exactly what Mexican President Peña Nieto did yesterday [2/10/2017], when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.

9th Circus
Rescind the Executive Order — And Replace It With Many Tougher Ones.  The president cannot lose here.  We must protect our borders; keep out the terrorists and rein in out-of-control immigration.  It is the signal issue that got him elected.  It is also the signal action needed to save this country from the Left's malevolent intentions.  The Left is attempting to subvert our country by simply replacing its population with a more malleable, sympathetic one.  Unlike the immigrants of yesteryear, today's are largely illiterate, welfare-dependent, unwilling to learn our language and definitely hostile to American culture and traditions.  And while they are in many cases fleeing conditions created by their countries' socialist policies, they nonetheless bring socialist ideas with them.  As our country has become more "multi-cultural", it has drifted ever leftward.


Jeh Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT's '7 Muslim Countries'.  In multiple congressional testimonies last year, then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hyped the action he was taking — under a law signed by President Barack Obama — to deny visa-free travel to the United States to citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who had visited Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia or Libya.  "Foreign terrorist travel, the prospect of foreign terrorist travel to our homeland keeps me up at night," Johnson, for example, testified in the House Homeland Security Committee on July 14, 2014.

Border jumping per se is a crime, so it doesn't matter if that's their only crime.
Trump's 'criminal alien' deportation plan could remove 75 percent of illegal immigrants — including people whose only crime was border-jumping.  At least 75 percent of the people living illegally in the United States will be subject to deportation under President Donald Trump's new executive orders, an immigration expert said.  Simply hopping the border could get an immigrant kicked out, suggested Robert Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer, writing for the right-of-center Center for Immigration Studies.  Mortensen, whose writing was first reported on by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, pointed to three key provisions in Executive Order 13768, which could impact the broad swath of illegal immigrants living in the country.

A Maniac Is Running Our Foreign Policy! (It's Not Trump).  Judge Robart's veto of Trump's travel ban notwithstanding, there is not the slightest question but that the president, in his sole discretion, can choose to admit or exclude any foreigners he likes, based on "the interests of the United States."  The Clinton administration used the executive branch's broad power over immigration to send a 6-year-old boy back to a communist dictatorship.  The courts were completely powerless to stop him.  As explained by the federal appellate court that ruled on Elian Gonzalez's asylum application:  "It is the duty of the Congress and of the executive branch to exercise political will," and "in no context is the executive branch entitled to more deference than in the context of foreign affairs," which includes immigration.

1 in 10 immigrants in U.S. illegally live in New York area.  A report released Thursday [2/9/2017] estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the country illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which have pledged to fight President Trump's plans to expand deportations.

Dear Illegal Immigrant Criminals:  If I Were You, I'd Run!  Raids Begin In 6 States.  The law gets enforced, and naturally... the bright sparks on the left do the only thing they seem to know how.  They protest.  (Didn't really think this through, did they?)  Eight years of Obama in charge has REALLY emboldened both the illegal immigrants and protesters with a contempt for the law.  Ironically, this will [have negative repercussions].

We Know Where They are — So Let the Deportations Begin.  The latest from Pew Research is that there are approximately 11.1 million illegal aliens in America presently.  That's 3.5 percent of our total population.  Of that 11.1 million, Pew states that 61 percent of them reside in just 20 cities, or metropolitan areas.  Of those cities, Austin, Texas has the fewest at 100,000, while metro areas like New York City and Los Angeles take the top two spots.  That 61% equates to 6.8 million illegals concentrated in a relatively small area.

ICE Rounds Up 44 Criminal Aliens in Texas Capital.  Enforcement actions underway in Texas as part of the nationwide Operation Cross Check have landed 44 criminal aliens in federal detention this week.  Following news about criminal aliens being arrested in Austin, Texas, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, Breitbart Texas reached out to the local ICE spokesperson to learn if the arrests were part of an ongoing operation.  While the ICE spokesperson would not confirm or deny the operation, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro confirmed the arrests underway in Austin and throughout South and Central Texas are part of Operation Crosscheck.

Over 75% of illegals could be deported under Trump orders.  The bulk of illegal immigrants would be eligible for deportation under President Trump's executive orders, not just those who went on to commit additional crimes, according to a new expert analysis.  Overall, more than 11 million of the estimated 13 million [to] 14 million illegals in the United States come under the deportation language signed by Trump, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.  In the latest post on the CIS page, Ronald W. Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Office, highlighted three key provisions in Executive Order 13768 that prioritize illegal immigrants for removal.

Court ends constitutional government by blocking Trump.  The 228-year experiment with a Constitutional Republic took another step closer to ending today in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom when a panel of three judges upheld a district court's decision that the president of the United States and Congress cannot control our borders.  So much for the idea that elections have consequences. [...] he judges involved in this should be impeached for exceeding their authority.  There is no way every single district judge in America has the power or authority to make a policy decision affecting the national security of 320 million Americans.  The Supreme Court should make that perfectly clear.

Judges Declare Judges Can Grant Immigration Visas, Even When Elected President Disagrees.  Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the federal agencies' sole authority to approve or decline foreigners' immigration or entry into the U.S.  The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White House's very popular reform of immigration rules.  If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration would allow overseas foreigners — including those hostile to the United States — to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas, residency permits and eventually citizenship.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.  But the analysis also shows that unauthorized immigrants tend to live where other immigrants live.  Among lawful immigrants — including naturalized citizens and noncitizens — 65% lived in those top metros.

Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani heading its "National Security Project"?  Hina Shamsi wrote a piece, "Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me About My Work for the ACLU."  Her purpose was to gin up anger against the duly elected president and his efforts to curtail terrorism.  Instead her piece raised two questions in my mind.  [#1] Why after 25 years of living in our country has she not become a citizen?  [#2] Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani as director of its "National Security Project"?  There is nothing illegal about her status as a legal alien or the ACLU hiring her.  But both decisions reflect on her and her organization, which often acts as legal muscle for the Democratic Party.

New Poll Shows Most Americans Support President Trump's Immigration Ban.  Approval of President Trump's executive order that temporarily freezes immigration is on the rise.  According to a new poll conducted by Investor's Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, 51 percent of voters approve of the president's decision to temporarily restrict citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country, while 42 percent of Hispanics who were surveyed also approved.

Judicial Watch Files Suit For 'Refugee Travel Loans' Information.  Judicial Watch announced today [2/7/2017] that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking records on the number of "Refugee Travel Loans" issued by State's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration to the United Nation's International Organization for Migration from 2010 to the present.  Judicial Watch is also seeking the number of loans defaulted on and the amount of money written off on each defaulted loan.

Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law on Illegal Aliens.  Standing at the lectern, Trump read aloud title eight, chapter 12 of U.S. Code which 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 non-immigrants, or impose on entry of aliens any restrictions may deem to be appropriate."  "This isn't just me, this is for Obama, for Ronald Reagan, for the president," Trump said.  "It was done for the security of our nation, the security of our citizens."

The RAISE Act:  A Good Start on Immigration.  The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, introduced today [2/7/2017] by Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Georgia senator David Perdue, is different.  It is a carefully crafted, albeit limited, bill that would sharpen America's immigration system so that it serves the American economy.  In 2015, the same year that President Barack Obama lawlessly granted amnesty to upward of 5 million illegal immigrants, the United States granted green cards to more than 1 million legal immigrants.  Only a fraction were for high-skilled work.  Nearly seven in ten were given to relatives of current U.S. citizens or green-card holders (officially, "legal permanent residents").  Family-based chain migration, under which the U.S. gives preferential treatment to immigration applications from the kin of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, is a key source of the large-scale immigration of low-skilled and unskilled workers that is exerting downward pressure on wages in low-skill occupations.

Video of Democrats Supporting Trump Immigration Position — A Reply to 84 Lumber's Support for Illegal Immigration.  On Super Bowl weekend, 84 Lumber produced a documercial containing their political appeal toward all Americans and demanding that our nation should fully support illegal mass immigration.  The building and supply company purchased a $15 million advertisement to air during the NFL championship football game.  The open border Democrat and progressive constituency has applauded the position of 84 Lumber, however there has also been massive back-lash from Americans who simply request the enforcement of borders and a reasonable immigration policy.

The Worst Ad Of The Super Bowl: 84 Lumber Glorifying Illegal Immigration.  Glorifying illegal immigration AND cheap labor.  [Video clip]

Congress Moves to Cut Immigration to U.S. By Half.  Leading senators on Tuesday [2/7/2017] unveiled landmark immigration reform legislation that would limit the number of refugees permitted into the United States each year and eventually cut total immigration to America by 50 percent, according to a preview of the legislation viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sens. David Perdue (R., Ga.) and Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) revealed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, which aims to boost wages for Americans by slicing immigration levels and recalibrating the system to accommodate those seeking employment in the American workforce.

Southwest border is 'gaping wound' in homeland security, DHS chief says.  The lack of a border wall is "a gaping wound" in the country's defenses, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Tuesday, saying Border Patrol officials in the ground in Texas and Arizona can point to exact spots where fencing is needed right now.  Mr. Kelly also promised a marked jump in morale at his department, saying tens of thousands of immigration agents had been despondent after having their hands tied by the Obama administration, and are now eager to get back to enforcing the law — the job they were hired to do.

Time To Strip Lower Courts Of Jurisdiction Over Immigration.  If pigs could fly conservatives would take back the White House and the legislative branch of government with solid constitutionalists in one election cycle.  But even that tantalizing fairy tale would be rendered moot if nothing is done to immediately reform the federal judiciary and stave the coming tide of judicial tyranny.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Court's unconstitutional doctrine of conferring super rights on illegal aliens.  As I noted following the Supreme Court's bloodless coup on our constitutional form of government, as bad as 5-6 SCOTUS justices seem to be, they are on the level of James Madison when compared to some of the lower court judges.  There are solid post-constitutional majorities on 9 of the 13 circuit courts as well as a majority of district courts.  Obama has filled 53 of the 179 appellate judgeships in the federal circuits and over 250 of the 673 on a district level.  These are people who believe that the Constitution is unconstitutional and that illegal aliens have the right to come here and demand services.  Why should we tolerate this for one more day?

Mike Pence vows to use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate Muslim travel ban.  Vice President Mike Pence promised on Sunday [2/5/2017] that he will use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate the suspended Muslim travel ban.  Pence said that Judge James Robart's decision on Friday [2/3/2017] that the ban was unconstitutional and had to be delayed was 'wrong'.  'From the outset of his campaign and administration, the president of the United States has made it clear to put the safety of the American people first,' Pence told Fox News Sunday.  'We are going to win this argument.'

Trump urged to put GPS trackers on refugees until travel ban decided.  President Trump and his Justice Department are being urged to go slow on appealing a court's rejection of their travel ban and follow Germany's example and put GPS ankle bracelets on visitors from the seven targeted nations until a final decision is made.  A prominent legal expert said that the administration should wait to appeal until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gets to the court, giving Trump a 5-4 majority and in the meantime put the tracking devices on any refugee or visitor.

Immigration.  First of all, let's get something straight: this isn't anything new.  President Obama in 2011 all but halted visas for Iraqis after two Iraqi immigrants were arrested in Kentucky on suspicion of terrorist ties.  Further back, the Chinese Exclusion Act was the first piece of American legislation meant to prevent a specific ethnic group from entering the United States.  The left's Patron Deity of Statist Assery FDR in 1942 turned away hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees on the SS Drottningholm, claiming they were a threat to national security.  It's a [deplorable] history, but I don't see the pearl-clutching condemners of Trump's recent Executive Order mentioning it in their current outrage about the halt to immigration.

Mexico's remittances reach almost $27 billion.  Mexicans living abroad sent home almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest yearly figure on record, the central bank reported on Wednesday [2/1/2017].  The remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to 26.97 billion last year.

At the Border Patrol, Trump lifts morale that was at an all-time low.  Despite Mexico's pledge to stem the flow of Central American migrants entering its country from bordering Guatemala, the numbers have increased over the past year.  The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the Southwest border jumped nearly 50 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,970 to 59,692.  In the first three months of this fiscal year (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), 21,321 have already been apprehended, according to Border Patrol stats.  But it is the number of family units apprehended that is staggering.  Apprehensions jumped 95 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,838 to 77,674.  The numbers for the 2017 fiscal year have already surpassed the total for 2015, with 44,843 apprehended the past few months, according to Border Patrol.

Trump Ejects Obama Holdover.  When President Obama issued his executive orders known as DACA and DAPA, which directly violated our immigration laws by granting work permits to illegal aliens, his Justice Department defended them all the way to the Supreme Court.  When President Trump issues executive orders upholding our immigration laws passed by Congress, government lawyers refuse to defend them, undermining the rule of law.  Defending the temporary suspension of entry by non-U.S. citizens, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pointed out that "No citizen of a foreign country has a constitutional right to enter the United States."  Otherwise, anyone who is denied a visa to visit our country could sue for the massive benefits that the taxpayers provide to citizens and legal residents.

Quinnipiac Poll:  Voters Support Limits on Immigration.  A national Quinnipiac university poll released today says American voters support, 48 [to] 42 percent, "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions."  Quinnipiac University conducted the poll between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9, weeks before President Donald Trump issued the recent executive orders, ordering "new vetting measures" to keep "radical Islamic terrorists" out of the United States.

Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics.  If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away.  In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakaria's CNN broadcast today [1/29/2017] Mexico's former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

Yes, The Trump Executive Order On Immigration Is Legal.  At National Review, lawyers Andrew McCarthy and Dan McLaughlin wrote about how the orders were legal and not all that much of a departure from Obama's immigration policy regarding refugees, visas, and national security — though McLaughlin added that he was troubled that the Trump administration was deluding America's tradition of taking in refugees and granting asylum to those who have been persecuted for a variety of sociopolitical reasons.  At the same time, he noted that the Obama administration also discriminated against Christian Syrian refugees, ended the wet foot, dry foot policy with Cubans fleeing their communist hell hole, and stopped processing Iraqi visas for six months in 2011.  Oh, and some of those visa applicants served as interpreters for the U.S. military and provided intelligence to our forces.  But a Democrat was in the White House, and as McLaughlin cited, Cubans are more conservative-leaning voters, therefore not a priority for liberals, nor are persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  It's not worthy of liberal outrage, but now with Republicans back in power — everything is triggering.

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote - A Lot.  The brutal truth is that illegal aliens vote, and in large numbers.  Voter fraud is not exclusive to illegal aliens.  There are also legal aliens (green card, H1B visas, tourist visa holders, etc.) who vote illegally.  And it's not just Latin Americans.  The non-citizen demographic includes South Asian tech workers, Irish overstays, West and Horn of Africa immigrants, and Asian students.  Then there are dual-state voters (college kids, snowbirds, transients), reincarnated voters, and un-purged voters long moved from their precincts.  While few cases are prosecuted, it's not because few crimes are committed.  Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement.  The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties.  The Democratic Party Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections refused to release any information on illegal alien registrations.

Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law.  There's one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration:  Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws.  Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them.  Trump's two immigration executive orders, issued Wednesday, are long, far-reaching, and complicated.  But perhaps the most consequential passage in the two combined orders is a single sentence:  "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States."  That is the heart of Trump's immigration strategy.

Obama's Open Borders Policy Undone:  Trump Reverses Course.  Moving swiftly to fulfill his campaign promise to get the nation's illegal immigration problem under control, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Jan. 25 that constitute an almost complete reversal of the Obama administration's nonenforcement and open borders policy.  From improving the physical barrier at our southern border to finally moving against sanctuary cities, these two executive orders put into effect a comprehensive program designed to secure our borders, implement interior enforcement, and reintegrate the assistance of state and local governments into federal efforts to enforce our immigration laws.  It has been a long time coming, but it seems to be finally happening:  The federal government is actually enforcing our immigration laws.

Survey: Most Mexico-Bound Cash Remittances Sent by Undocumented Workers.  Most of the billions of dollars in cash sent to Mexico by Mexicans living in the U.S. is transferred by "undocumented" workers, and the total was expected to top $26 billion in 2016, according to research by the Washington institute Inter-American Dialogue.  Mexico is the fourth largest recipient of all cash transfers — known as remittances — worldwide, according to the Congressional Research Service.  A survey by Inter-American Dialogue of remittances to Mexico found that a majority, 67 percent in 2013, were sent by "undocumented" individuals living in the U.S.

Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported.  An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country.  Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, was deported to Spain Tuesday after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Mexico threatens to take your ball and go home.  Mexico is America's third largest trading partner.  The United States last year bought $60 billion more from Mexico than it sold.  On top of that, Mexicans in America — both legal and illegal — sent home $25 billion in what are called remittances.  How much of this is welfare money (which includes food stamps and other handouts) is unknown.  Between trade and remittances, doing business with the United States represents one-quarter of the Mexican economy.  Mexico represents 1.4% of the U.S. economy.

Self-deportation begins:
Mexican Nationals Returning Home and Staying There Ahead of Trump.  Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, approximately half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through this city on their way to their hometowns claim they will not be returning to the United States, city officials said.  In recent weeks, the Matamoros city government has been preparing logistical and security measures to accommodate not only the returning travelers, but also for a possible increase in deportations, said Matamoros Mayor Jesus "Chuchin" De La Garza.  According to De La Garza, at least 50 percent of the Paisanos who have crossed through the three international bridges in Matamoros have reported to authorities that they will not be returning to the U.S. and plan on seeking jobs in Mexico.

There's nothing more permanent than something that's supposed to be temporary.
New push for temporary amnesty emerges on Capitol Hill.  A bipartisan coalition on Capitol Hill introduced legislation Thursday [1/12/2017] to grant young adult illegal immigrants here under President Obama's 2012 amnesty a more permanent legal status, saying the bill will protect them from deportations while Congress works out a more permanent solution.  Dubbed the Bridge Act, the legislation is designed to forestall any quick moves toward deportation by a new administration under a President Trump.  The legislation is mostly symbolic, since it's certain not to become law before Mr. Trump takes office, and even after he's sworn in the bill is a long shot.

Get Ready for Passport "Globalization".  Over one billion people presently cross borders each year.  In addition, there are over 250 million people who are expatriates — living outside their home country.  These numbers are higher than ever before in history and growing.  As The Great Unravelling progresses, we will witness a dramatic increase in both statistics.  Along the way, we can expect the more restrictive governments, particularly those of the EU and US, to institute limitations on travel for their citizens, in order to keep them captive at home.  So, we can therefore anticipate changes in the issuance of passports.  There are two concepts afoot with regard to the future of passports, and they're direct opposites to each other.  The first is for a Global Passport, that all countries would issue and all would share computer information on all passport holders.  The other is a proliferation of passports created by an easing of citizenship requirements in small countries, resulting in each individual having the ability to possess several passports, thus diminishing his "ownership" by his home country.

Every 33 Seconds An Immigrant Is Added to US.  The United States' population will increase by one person every 17 seconds, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections for the new year.  These stats come from projections that show there will be a new birth in the U.S. every eight seconds, a death every 11 seconds, and a new immigrant (legal or not) every 33 seconds.

Obama's 'Red Carpet': Feds Dump 40 Migrants at Texas Bus Stop.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents released a group of 40 women who illegally entered the United States from Central American countries at a bus station in south Texas.  The influx of women and children illegally crossing the border from Mexico has been increasing steadily over the past year.  The women from Central America were seen being dropped off Thursday night [12/29/2016] by ICE officials at the bus station in Laredo, Texas, KGNS reported.  The women were released with their personal belongings and a promise to appear before an immigration judge at some point in the future.

Fix Immigration.  It's What Voters Want.  Donald J. Trump smashed many orthodoxies on his way to victory, but immigration was the defining issue separating him from his primary opponents and Hillary Clinton.  President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers.  Yet many powerful industries benefit from such immigration.  They're arguing that immigration controls are creating a low-skilled labor shortage.  "We're pretty much begging for workers," Tom Nassif, the chief executive of Western Growers, a trade organization that represents farmers, said on CNN.  A fast-food chain founder warned, "Our industry can't survive without Mexican workers."

Cotton: Trump earned 'clear mandate' to stop illegal immigration.  Sen. Tom Cotton argued Wednesday [11/28/2016] that President-elect Trump has a 'clear mandate' to weed out illegal immigration and reform a system to prioritize American workers over unskilled, foreign workers.  In an op-ed in The New York Times, Cotton pressed that a large part of Trump's victory in November was due to his stance on the issue.  "President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers," Cotton said, arguing that the immigration system skews toward the rich and powerful and their ability to bring in cheap, migrant workers in order to drive down wages.

U.N. Goes All-In For Unlimited Migration.  The United Nations has cooked up a "New Urban Agenda" coming soon to a city near you.  It was unveiled this week in Quito, Ecuador, at the so-called Habitat III conference.  And part of the plan, enthusiastically embraced by Hillary Clinton, calls for unlimited migration across open borders.  Migrants displaced by war, failing economies or other hardships will be seen as having "rights" in nations other than their own.  Cities are seen as the key battlegrounds and the U.N. conference in Quito had a lot to say about how your city will be expected to embrace migrants of all types, from all regions of the world.

Migrants arriving at border soar 10-fold under Obama.  The number of migrants arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has soared dramatically in 2016 and is now about 10 times higher than it was in 2009, according to statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  That's no coincidence, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, but a direct result of a policy change that came from President Obama's pen.  Asylum seekers must show a "credible fear" of returning to their home country for reasons of ethnic, religious or political persecution.  But what's changed is the way they are treated when they arrive at the U.S. border.

Report: Illegals taking 'middle or high skill jobs,' over 500,000 since 2009.  Some 60 percent of illegal immigrants who entered the United States with a college education are landing good jobs, countering the image that most end up in low wage, agriculture positions, according to a new report.  From 2009, about 504,000 of the educated illegal immigrants have taken "middle or high still jobs," positions that critics believe should go only to native born Americans or naturalized citizens.  The Migration Policy Institute said in a new report that "it is notable that 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants were working in middle or high skill jobs."

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System.  [#10] Executive action on immigration.  Obama abused prosecutorial discretion in 2012 in announcing "Deferred Action for Children of Americans" (DACA) in 2012, even after Congress declined to pass legislation on "Dreamers."  But the real offense came after the 2014 elections, when Obama defied the electorate and announced an "executive amnesty" — "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) — that he himself said dozens of times was unconstitutional (he lost in the courts).

Obama: It's 'Inevitable' That America Is Getting 'Browner'.  President Obama declared America was getting "browner" and that such a thing was unavoidable in an NPR interview released Monday [12/19/2016].  Obama said, "With respect to how we deal with each other, the demographics of the country are going to change.  It's inevitable."

Obama And His Admission Of Treason.  A browner country is exactly what Gay Mulatto wanted.  It's why he refuses to close the border, why he won't enforce immigration laws, why he wanted to fast-track unconditional amnesty and give illegals the vote, and why he has spent years and political capital bum rushing Somalis into heartland America.  Make no mistake, this was Gay Mulatto's treasonous plan all along:  the dispossession and demographic displacement of White heritage America.  Open borders to the brown world was his biggest middle finger yet to the White lineage that he so despises in his own family tree.

Let 'em Move to Chappaqua: 2% of All Haitians Now In Mexico, Poised to Swarm Into U.S..  Over 150,000 Haitians have immigrated to the northern Mexican state of Baja California in the past eight months, with many hoping to reach the United States.  El Universal reported Monday [12/19/2016] that the equivalent of 1.5 percent of Haiti's population had immigrated to the Mexican state.  Haitians receive amnesty through Temporary Protected Status and thousands who have migrated to Mexico have hoped to take advantage of this benefit or receive asylum.

1,574 Per Day: Border Officials Struggle Under Increasing Wave of Illegal Migration.  About 1,574 — that's how many illegal aliens were apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border per day during the month of November, marking the fifth straight month of escalating illegal immigration into the southwest United States.  And now, in addition to the tens of thousands of illegals streaming in from Central America, officials are reporting increased waves of Cubans and Haitians crossing into the United States via Mexico.  CBP reported late last week that they'd caught a total of 47,214 illegal aliens at the border last month, up from the 46,191 they'd apprehended in October.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  THE US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

San Francisco Leftists Outraged and Fearful That Immigrants Are Taking Over Their Neighborhoods.  As long as Somali refugees and other Third World migrants are seeded into small cities in the Midwest, the lefty-loos of San Francisco are all for it.  But don't go sticking those dirty brown foreigners in their neighborhoods.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  The US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

DHS 'snafu' gives Illegal aliens green cards.  [T]hanks to the Obama administration's incompetence that's been observed repeatedly, upon taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump will face an immigration and homeland security behemoth gone berserk.  For example, a report released by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General admits that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services problems experienced in the agency's so-called Green Cards issuance program are far worse than originally believed.  The audit was conducted as a follow-up to a March 2016 report in which the DHS OIG revealed that the USCIS had sent hundreds of Green Cards to the wrong addresses.

Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship.  Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren't properly run through the FBI's name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.  Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.  The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Chief Justice Roberts Uses Obama's Words Against Him on Immigration Case.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. prodded the Obama administration Monday to explain President Obama's immigration flip-flop, when Mr. Obama in 2014 reversed himself and decided he did, after all, have powers to grant a tentative amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama had repeatedly denied he had that kind of power, then after the 2014 election, when Congress refused to act on his policies, the president claimed a do-over and said he did have the power.

Border Patrol agents warming burritos, babysitting for illegals, chief says.  Border Patrol agents have been reduced to "professional child care providers" for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents' frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday.  Chief Mark Morgan, who was tapped to lead the agency in June, said he has had to pull hundreds of his agents from patrolling against drugs and illegal border crossers in Arizona and California and shipped them to Texas, where they would be manning what amounts to day care holding centers, stocking baby powder and placing requisition orders for baby wipes.

Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin's gaffe on background checks.  The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday [12/2/2016].  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it.  In the internal email Mr. Goodlatte obtained, the associate director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ordered all officers "not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS," referring to the Electronic Immigration System that's the case management system for processing applications.

Illegal immigrant Dreamers get help from senators for full legal status.  After the White House ruled out a pardon for illegal immigrant Dreamers, a bipartisan group of senators vowed Thursday to write a bill next year granting them full legal status — though they will need to persuade a President Trump to back their effort.  Two veterans of the last major immigration fight, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said trying to deport some 740,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers would be inhumane.  They said they will try to have a bill written next week and ready to go in the new year, and perhaps pass it before the next Congress is sworn in and before Mr. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration.

Hell on the border.  Barack Obama's legacy, intended or not, is the hell on the border that he invited and nurtures.  The crisis is darker than ever, and the Obama administration seems only to know how to make it worse.  The number of illegal aliens surging across the Rio Grande is growing by every day and night, and the Border Patrol is reduced in some places to minding day-care centers.  The United States is showing kindness and compassion, which is all to the good, to those who never felt it or saw it in their home countries.  It's taking a toll on American interests.  Mark Morgan, the chief of the Border Patrol, told Congress of his agents' frustrations on Wednesday [11/30/2016] in testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

U.S. Workplace English Rules Discriminatory, Foreign Language Demands Aren't.  Requiring employees in the United States to speak a foreign language is not discriminatory but forcing them to speak English violates federal law under a sweeping order issued by the Obama administration to crack down on "national origin discrimination" in the workplace.  The government's new enforcement guidelines state that bilingual requirements don't meet discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but English-only rules do because they're restrictive language policies.  The administration asserts that the new rules, which cover a broad range of scenarios that could get employers in trouble, were created because the American workforce is "increasingly ethnically diverse."

Dreamers who signed up for deportation protection now feel exposed.  Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work.  Some may now regret that decision.

White House shrugs off lack of Christian refugees, won't pardon illegals.  The Obama administration sees no problem with the low numbers of persecuted Christian refugees getting into the United States, and likely won't pardon the millions of illegals seeking protection from President-elect Donald Trump.  White House Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Muñoz said that a pardon won't give illegals the protection they really need, legal citizenship.  In an interview with the Center for Migration Studies, she said, "I know that people are hoping that pardon authority is a way to protect people.  It's ultimately not for a couple of reasons.  One is that pardon authority is generally designed for criminal violations, not civil, but also it doesn't confer legal status, only Congress can do that, and so ultimately it wouldn't protect a single person from deportation, so it's not an answer here," she said.

Department of Homeland Security Overwhelmed by Green Card Catastrophe.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that include incorrect information and allow these individuals to stay longer than permitted in the United States, according to a new government oversight report that warns the Department of Homeland Security is incapable of tracking immigrants who may pose a security risk to the United States.  USCIS, which handles immigration cases and the distribution of green cards, was found to have produced at least 19,000 green cards during the past three years that were duplicates or contained incorrect information, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

Illegals advised on how to escape deportation.  Mexico and three other Central American governments are scrambling to help citizens who are in the United States illegally avoid deportation under a Trump administration, warning them to avoid making "hasty" moves that might make them a target for ouster.  Foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met this week to address concerns about President-elect Trump's plan to deport illegals, mostly those with criminal records.  Their goal:  Calm the fears of illegals, help them avoid deportation, and keep the flood of money they send home going.  Mexico and Guatemala announced plans to expand immigration services at their dozens of offices in the United States.

DHS loses thousands of 'Keys to the Kingdom'.  President-Elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico resonated with many Americans and galvanized their support, which ultimately enabled him to win the election.  These voters want to prevent narcotics and illegal aliens and the criminals and terrorists among them from flowing freely into the United States. [...] While illegal immigration represents a huge multi-faceted challenge and, indeed threat, to America and Americans, the multiple failures of the legal immigration system is no less problematic.

Number of illegals in detention surges 20 percent as DHS vows to deport Haitians.  Homeland Security is holding some 41,000 illegal immigrants in detention right now, the department said Wednesday, as agents struggle to get control of a new surge across the border — including a wave of Haitian migrants that is testing the limits of immigration policy.

House Democrats Want Obama To Pardon Illegal Aliens.  Instead of worrying about the middle class, which, really, Democrats rarely do, they're more concerned with people who came to the country illegally, whether they were young or not, over the needs of American citizens.  Democrats do not care about the DREAMers per se, they just want their votes.

Why did Obama shut down a successful aerial surveillance program along the U.S.-Mexican border?  The move to terminate the project is in line with the Obama administration's lackadaisical approach to illegal immigration and serves to underscore attempts by the administration to make the transition more difficult for the President-elect.  In February 2016, the Obama administration cut funding to Operation Phalanx by 50 percent even though the project had been fully funded by Congress and was by all accounts, demonstrably successful.  But therein lies the problem.  Operation Phalanx may have been too successful for the administration's tastes.  According to Watchdog.org, in the Laredo sector alone, "Operation Phalanx accounted for 10,559 apprehensions and 4,007 'turnbacks' from March 2012 to December 2015.  Phalanx was credited with seizing 12,851 pounds of narcotics during the period."

With Malicious Intent — Obama's Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance of Southern Border.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.  Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS's move, saying Congress provided "full funding" for 2017.  Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.

Obama 'opens borders' in his final weeks by 'quietly shutting down surveillance scheme'.  Barack Obama has been accused of "opening" America's borders in the final weeks of his presidency by "quietly" shutting down the national border surveillance programme.  The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Operation Phalanx, was launched in 2010 to supply the National Guard with resources to monitor illegal border crossings and drug smuggling operations.  But Obama closed the programme, despite being fully funded for another year, because of a major reduction in illegal crossings.

Obama shutting off aerial surveillance at border proves the need for border wall.  If you talk to a liberal about solutions for our porous border, they are willing to discuss everything but a fixed, border fence.  They'll filibuster the conversation with talk about aerial surveillance, more border agents, "virtual fencing," cameras, and sensors, etc.  But the minute the discussion turns to a physical barrier on the border, they clam up and adamantly oppose it.  Why the hatred for a physical fence?  For one thing, fences work.

7 things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice.  [#6] Immediately seek deportation for all illegal re-entrants:  Deportations have become encumbered in a myriad of civil proceedings.  There is definitely a long-term need to tighten up some enforcement statutes.  But one low-hanging piece of fruit is for the DOJ to immediately seek expedited deportation for those who have re-entered illegally for a second time.  Illegal re-entry is automatically a criminal prosecution, not a civil case.  Moreover, many of the re-entrants are criminal aliens and should be immediately deported anyway.

How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders.  Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders.  When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world.  Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.

Hidden Ipsos Poll:  Public Strongly Backs Donald Trump's Plan To 'Pause' Legal Immigration.  A just-released poll shows that Donald Trump's campaign-trail immigration and labor policies have overwhelming public support, and strong opposition from just one-sixth of voters.  The Ipsos poll shows that only about one-in-six Americans strongly oppose Trump's policies towards immigrant labor, repatriations, sanctuary cities, Islamic migrants, employer oversight and his ground-breaking proposal to reduce legal immigration.

Haitian illegal immigrants pouring into U.S., exploiting Obama policies.  Haitian illegal immigrants are pouring into the U.S. at a rate of some 3,000 a month, blazing new paths and exploiting special policies and lax Obama administration enforcement to gain a foothold in the country, according to a secret government intelligence assessment.  Thanks to advice from family members already in the U.S., new immigrants are spreading out across the border, testing crossings in Arizona and Texas where they have been told they will have an easier time getting through, analysts said in a Nov. 17 bulletin from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's office of intelligence, which The Washington Times reviewed.

Border bribery:  A year's salary in one day to let in drugs, illegals, terrorists.  Drug cartels and human trafficking operations south of the border have become so rich and brazen that they are bribing U.S. border agents a year's salary in just one day, according to a new report.  "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" on Sunday reports that bribery is so bad that U.S. Customs and Border Protection are instituting new hiring practices and the FBI has 22 Border Corruption Task Forces targeting corruption.

Obama halts amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration.  The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-elect Trump's positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama's push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty.  In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended.

'If you don't like Trump, leave the country,' US judge tells new citizens.  A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, told an audience during a citizenship ceremony that if they don't like President-elect Donald Trump, they should go to another country.  John Primomo, a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, was presiding over the ceremony on Thursday [11/17/2016].  He criticized Americans who have protested in the days after Trump won the elections, according to KHOU.

Federal judge: 'If you don't like [Trump], you should go to another country'.  Donald Trump's election looms over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, as the judge presiding over the ceremony says if you don't like that Trump will be president, go to another country.  "I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president," Judge John Primomo said.  "He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country."  The room at the Institute of Texan Cultures Thursday night was a melting pot, a collection of hopeful faces now bound together under one flag.  During the ceremony, the federal judge presiding over the ceremony talked about Donald Trump's election.

Obama ally Lindsey Graham vows to fight Trump on illegal amnesty repeal.  The South Carolina Republican, a stalwart proponent of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, told reporters Tuesday [11/15/2016] that Trump ought to tread lightly around a full repeal of President Obama's illegal executive order on amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  "Here is a problem that we have:  You've got about a million DREAM Act kids who came here as small children, lived here all their lives.  Now they have legal status by executive order," Graham told reporters, according to The Hill.  Obama's DACA order provides illegal residents who came to this country as minors temporary protection from deportation and work authorization, should they meet certain criteria.  President-elect Trump has called DACA an "illegal and unconstitutional" executive order and pledged to "cancel every unconstitutional, executive action, memorandum, and order issued by President Obama" within the first 100 days of his presidency.  Sen. Graham voiced his objection to any Trump plan that would deport non-violent illegal aliens.

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Senator Graham not only wants illegal aliens to stay here and feel welcome, he is legitimizing Barack H. Obama's blanket amnesty which was imposed by imperial fiat.

Why the Left and the Right should oppose government registries.  President Obama's 2012 DACA executive order granted a temporary renewable work permit and protection from deportation to some unlawful immigrants brought here as children.  About 665,000 signed up for it, allowing them to work legally for the first time in their lives.  The problem, however, is that this executive action could be overturned by the next president.  Trump has promised to do that on his first day.  Ending DACA is bad enough.  The bigger danger is that these unlawful immigrants had to give their names, addresses and other personal information to the federal government in order to obtain DACA in the first place.  The government will still have all of that identity information even if DACA is repealed.

Mexico instructs its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to increase measures to protect immigrants.  One week after Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. president, Mexico has issued a message of support for Mexican immigrants living in the United States:  "We are with you."  On Wednesday [11/16/2016], the Mexican government instructed its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to step up measures to protect Mexican immigrants.  The measures include a 24-hour hotline that will allow people to report harassment and immigration raids, as well as the expansion of deportation-defense work at 50 consulates.  "These are uncertain times," said Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu in an online video introducing the new measures.  "The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto and all Mexicans are with you.  We are going to be closer than ever."

Haitian migrants are released from crowded jails into the US as space inside detention centers runs out.  Haitian migrants have been released from crowded jails in Arizona and California as officials struggle to keep up with the number of those trying to enter the US illegally from Mexico.  They have been released on the condition that they agree to return to immigration court on a decided date and are allowed to live in society monitored by ankle tags until then.  An unnamed official said the immigrants are vetted before release to check for dangerous criminal backgrounds or other threats.  It comes after a surge in the number of Haitians attempting to enter the US this year.

Illegals demand Obama issue mass pardons amid Trump deportation fears.  Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 Dreamers, saying such a move is their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes the Oval Office.  Community leaders have planned a rally in New York on Wednesday [11/16/2016] to make the request.  "Millions of law abiding undocumented immigrants are fearful of what will happen when the new Administration takes control in January," the group of New York state lawmakers and immigration advocates said in a statement announcing the rally.  "However, President Obama has the power of pardons that he can use to protect all DACA enrollees."

U.S. Open Border Policy Creates Crisis, Detention Centers Maxed Out as Numbers Climb.  After rolling out the welcome mat for central American illegal immigrants, the Obama administration is scrambling to halt the flow because government detention centers and charity shelters are overwhelmed with the bombardment of migrants.  In the fiscal year that ended in September, the U.S. Border Patrol detained 137,366 illegal aliens — women with children or minors — at the Mexican border who qualified to stay in the country under the president's humanitarian crisis measure.  That's an eye-popping 90% increase from 2015, according to government figures.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Top Trump immigration adviser predicts immediate change.  A key member of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and a top adviser on matters involving immigration told FoxNews.com Monday the incoming administration will likely move to deport illegal immigrants upon arrest.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key player in several high-profile immigration measures and court cases, advised Trump on immigration during his campaign and will likely have a key role in shaping the new president's policies.  Kobach said Trump is likely to scrap the Obama administration's approach of deporting only those who have been convicted, a policy he said releases dangerous people back into U.S. communities.

Democrat Luis Gutierrez Threatens War If Trump Enforces Immigration Law.  There have been a lot of crazy reactions from the democrats now that Donald Trump has won the presidency but none as insane as this one from US Representative Luis Gutierrez.  The [trash]-talking homeboy from Illinois is threatening to go to war with Trump, ICE, DHS, and the entire federal government if the next president dares to enforce our country's immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens.  Did I say insane?  I meant treasonous.

This SCOTUS Immigration Case Just Became Huge For Trump.  The stakes of an immigration case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court heightened with Donald Trump's election to the presidency last week.  The justices are scheduled to decide whether the federal government may hold illegal immigrants for periods longer than six months without a bond hearing on Nov. 30.

Trump Horrifies Liberals With Plans To Immediately Deport/Jail Up To 3 Million Illegals.  Leftists are trying to make a case that there aren't that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is illegal.  They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more criminal than those who jumped the border.  Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or not.  Deporting those with criminal backgrounds?  How dare he!

Trump says he will 'immediately' deport two to three million illegal immigrants with criminal records.  President-elect Donald Trump has said he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records from the country immediately — and has insisted that he will build his wall.  In his first extensive interview since he won the White House, Trump is reassuring his supporters that he will deport or incarcerate up to three million 'gang members' and 'drug dealers.'

Trump: Criminals will be deported first.  Donald Trump will begin tackling the issue of illegal immigration by rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, a group that he estimates at 2 million to 3 million people, the president-elect said in an interview to air Sunday night.  "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," he said in the interview, to air on "60 Minutes" on CBS.  "But we're getting them out of our country; they're here illegally."

Trump re-affirms plan to immediately deport 2 to 3 million illegal aliens.  President-elect Donald Trump said that he will incarcerate or deport up to three million illegal aliens upon taking office in January.  In a Sunday [11/13/2016] interview, Trump told "60 Minutes" that he is going to "get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

ACLU Threatens to Sue Donald Trump for Deporting Illegal Aliens.  The American Civil Liberties Union sure didn't [care] when Hillary Clinton was promising to abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate guns, but boy are they on Donald Trump's [case] because he intends to enforce the law.  The faux civil rights [group] issued a threat to the president-elect because, among other things, he plans to deport illegal aliens, which the ACLU claims is unconstitutional.  The ACLU wasted no time in telling the newly elected Trump that they would "see him in court" if he does any of the things he campaigned on: [...] Illegal aliens have no right to be in this country nor do they have any right to not be deported.  No one, and that includes Muslims, has a right to enter our country; that is a privilege.

Migrant Surge Forces Border Patrol to Deploy More Agents in Texas.  The U.S. Border Patrol will deploy additional agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas in response to the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the border.  Agents in the sector have seen a massive surge in the numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in the past two months.  On Friday, Breitbart Texas reported a 37 percent increase in FMUA apprehensions in October.  That same month saw a 19 percent increase in UAC apprehensions.

Limbaugh Predicts Millions Of Illegal Aliens Will Be Found To Have Voted.  ["]You know what they're gonna find?  I will predict that before this is all said and done, a lot of illegal aliens will be found to have voted, in the millions.  You wait.  Let me rephrase it.  I won't be surprised if this happens, and it will be enough to blow apart whatever theory these people have that Hillary won the popular vote, because you'll have to take those illegal votes out, and when that happens, she will not have won anything.["]

Louie Gohmert — "Oh Yeah, The Wall Will Be Built.  The Money Is Already There".  What Louie Gohmert outlines in this interview is transparently obvious.  Most Americans have no idea how much is already appropriated and spent on silliness as it relates to the southern border.  Here's one example from 2015 [...] $360,000,000 spent on a drone program that doesn't work.

Obama Will Hand Massive List Of Illegal Immigrants To Trump, Complete With Addresses.  Over the last four years, Obama launched two efforts to effectively block the deportation of certain illegal immigrants.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), begun in 2012, blocked deportation for so-called "dreamers," who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children.  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), started in 2014, blocked the deportation of adults who had American citizen children.  DAPA was largely invalidated by federal court rulings, but DACA is still in place for the time being.  More than 1.4 million people applied for DACA, and an unknown additional amount for DAPA, and both required providing the government their name and home address.  At the time, the government pledged that all information provided would be hidden from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcers, but there is no legal guarantee to ensure that remains the case forever.

Trump might not need to build that wall after all:  Illegals say they've given up trying to cross since he won the election.  When would-be immigrants Bernardino and Samuel got word in Mexico of the election of Donald Trump, they immediately gave up their plans to cross illegally into the United States.  The rhetoric that originally fueled the billionaire populist's rise to power was built around his ambitious promises to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US and to build a 'big, beautiful, powerful wall' along the border with Mexico.  Now, with the New York Republican's stunning victory Tuesday, fear and uncertainty are surging among undocumented immigrants.

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Illegal immigrants should live in "fear and uncertainty" because they're here illegally. If the illegal immigrants are momentarily disheartened, that's great.  But building the Great Wall is still necessary in the event of another open-borders Democrat in the White House.

'Unwavering strength': Alabama immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump policies.  [Scroll down past sob story]  Immigrants and their advocates across the United States were stunned by the election of Donald Trump as America's 45th president Tuesday, a development that many people believe poses an existential threat to the nation's ranks of undocumented immigrants.  But in Alabama, representatives of pro-immigrant groups say that they and even some of the undocumented immigrants they work with are not as concerned as some of their counterparts in other states.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Illegal immigrants vow to defy Trump, call on Obama to halt deportations.  Advocates for illegal immigrants sounded the alarm Wednesday morning [11/9/2016] as Donald Trump was poised to claim the White House, vowing to resist an expected crackdown and calling on localities to declare themselves sanctuary cities, resisting the federal government.  They also demanded President Obama halt all deportations for the rest of his tenure.

Virginia Dem Suggests 'ID Document' for Illegal Immigrants to Show They're 'Not Breaking Any Laws'.  Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said he would support legislation to simplify the immigration visa system if both parties cannot come to an agreement on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  "Absolutely, as we make sure that people are properly vetted for Homeland Security purposes.  But, yeah, even the path to citizenship, there's much we can do before that — letting people get driver's licenses, making sure people are paying taxes — those aren't necessarily citizenship but it takes them out of the shadows, takes the families away from fear," he told PJM at the Virginia Democrats' election results event in the Beltway on Tuesday evening [1/8/2016].

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 20 Illegal Aliens.  The rescue occurred when a United States citizen, driving a commercial moving truck, was pulled over by HCSO deputies near San Manuel, Texas.  As the deputies made contact with the driver, a Border Patrol unit was requested to assist.  Agents arrived and observed suspicious indicators on the trailer which led to the discovery of twenty immigrants trapped in the locked cargo.

Tim Kaine Cheers End of White Majority in Spanish Address.  During an Arizona speech delivered in Spanish, Sen. Tim Kaine cheered the demographic transformation of the United States caused by the nation's federal immigration policies, telling his Latino audience on Thursday [11/3/2016], "You are the future of America."  "By 2050, communities of color will represent the majority of our population," Kaine said.  "So, of course, Latinos will help shape the future of America because you are the future of America."

CA Attorney General:  Use Of Term 'Illegal Alien' Is Offensive, Must Stop Treating 'Undocumented' As Criminals.  This is the chief law enforcement officer in California.

Final Warning from Immigration Officers:  Clinton, Open Borders Will 'Unleash' Violence, 'Countless Preventable Deaths' in America.  In a final warning to the American people ahead of Tuesday's election, the nation's frontline immigration officers are calling upon voters to reject Hillary Clinton and her "radical" open borders vision that will "unleash" violence in American communities and "cause countless preventable deaths."  Although the nation's border emergency goes virtually unreported by "corporate-funded media," Clinton's immigration policies would greatly exacerbate the crisis, the officers warn in a statement written by the president of the National ICE Council, which represents the nation's roughly 5,000 frontline ICE officers, agents, and personnel.

Rutgers student newspaper fires columnist for attempting to write 'illegal immigrant'.  The campus newspaper at Rutgers University fired a student columnist after he confronted editors who would not let him use the phrase "illegal immigrant" in a piece about illegal immigration.  The term does not actually appear in the final Daily Targum column written by Aviv Khavich, a sophomore engineering student at the New Jersey university.  An editor changed every mention of the highly politicized phrase to "undocumented alien" or "undocumented immigrant" without the author's approval.  The column is titled — ironically, it turns out — "Enforcement of law is not anti-immigrant."

Top Radio Host Michael Savage:  "We're Being Invaded Right Now".  Not all invasions are hot — not all invaders come with guns and bombs. And Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other Western leaders are "invading their own countries," says radio host Michael Savage, using a foreign army introduced under the banner of "immigration," "illegal migration" and "refugee status."

Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants.  Haitians crossing illegally into the U.S. via the Mexican border could wind up in an Ohio prison under a federal plan to accommodate them pending immigration hearings.  The Department of Homeland Security is negotiating with the operators of the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to lease space to house an anticipated influx of Haitian illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of DHS, expect thousands from the impoverished island nation to cross across the U.S.'s southwestern border from Mexico.  The proposed use of the prison, which is operated by private company CoreCivic, has met opposition in the Buckeye State.

Undocumented America:  The Truth of Illegal Immigration.  Roughly 11 million people currently live in the United States illegally, according to the Pew Research Center.  Between 33 and 50 percent do so by overstaying their visas.  However, both the number of apprehensions and the total number of undocumented migrants in the United States have fallen significantly since 2014, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The reason for this drop-off can be attributed to the state of the American economy, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, director of the North American integration and development center, and professor at UCLA, told FOXBusiness.com.  "I mean, you can literally set your clock to this," said Ojeda.  "As the unemployment rate declines, that's exactly when you start seeing the kids coming back to the border.  Why?  Because their parents now have a job and more money."

Soros Spends Millions to Unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio has spent the majority of his 23 years in office in the spotlight for his strong, conservative practices.  Much of the heat he has taken has been over his stance on illegal immigration.  Arpaio began focusing on the myriad legal problems associated with illegal immigrants in 2005.  Since then, his office has run a large number of operations investigating and raiding businesses in Maricopa County that employ illegals, and has arrested those illegals, charging them with identity theft.  Arpaio's office also conducts sweeps and raids of day-labor sites.  He boasts a tremendous success rate in nearly 60 raids, with 100 percent of the people arrested for using stolen identity cards being proven to be illegal immigrants.  The philosophy behind Arpaio's law-enforcement efforts is simple:  Since a disproportionate percentage of crime is committed by illegals, arresting them for using stolen identities (which they do to appear legal) before they commit other crimes reduces overall crime and serves the public interest.  In a press conference after ramping up his efforts to protect the border in 2007, Arpaio said, "Ours is an operation where we want to go after illegals, not the crime first," adding, "It's a pure program.  You go after them, and you lock them up."

Unseen overflow of immigrants; Local respite center sees 300 percent increase in October.  Oscar Villarreal fled El Salvador after gang members demanded a monthly payment in exchange for the lives of his two children.  "I couldn't pay what they were asking, so we just packed up and left," Villarreal said in Spanish on Thursday [11/3/2016] outside the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. [...] Families like Villarreal's have been flooding the center in record numbers over the last few months, but October has been the busiest since the center opened in June 2014, with more than 5,600 immigrants processed.  Nearly half of them had to be housed overnight, which puts an extra strain on the resources of everyone involved in this humanitarian effort.

Days Before Election Border Patrol Union Drops Bombshell, Sends Dems Into Panic.  Border Patrol agents who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Texas made it clear that information is being withheld from the public because of the negative impact it would surely have on the Democrats, particularly Hillary Clinton, in the upcoming 2016 elections. [...] "We are at breaking point," Judd said.  "We have the highest number of illegal aliens in custody in history in Border Patrol's RGV Sector and this information has been kept from the American public."  "The talk of amnesty has once again created pull factors and encouraged people from all over the world to cross Mexico and then cross our porous southern border to illegally enter the U.S.  We are simply overwhelmed," he added.

Sessions: 'Critical alert,' 817,740 illegals crossed last year.  In a bid to put the issue of illegal immigration back into the presidential debate, outspoken critic Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday [10/31/2016] issued a "Critical Alert" warning of a potentially historic surge of [immigrants] over the border.  "We are simply overwhelmed," his statement said.  In it he estimated the Fiscal Year 2016 illegal crossings at 817,740.

Obama Admin. Uses Hurricane Matthew to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.  A new alert by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this month that the Obama administration would grant work permits to illegal aliens who were affected by the hurricane and would assist those who missed their deportation hearings.  Hurricane Matthew devastated the eastern coastline from Florida to Virginia, which would mean that any illegal aliens who were in this region could take advantage of these "immigration relief" measures.  According to the announcement USCIS would offer a "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States," essentially giving work permits and amnesty to the illegal aliens in the region that was hit by the hurricane.

Mexico on Alert over Arrival of 50,000 Haitian Immigrants on Journey to U.S..  Nearly 50,000 Haitian immigrants have been stranded in Brazil, and in the coming months will pass through Mexico in order to reach the United States.  President of Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez said that the flow of Haitian immigrants to Mexico has become an issue over recent months as the increase has accelerated.

They're with her:  Illegal immigrants go door-to-door on behalf of Hillary.  In 2012 the Obama Administration granted temporary legal status to close to 750,000 illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Now they are going door-to-door campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

ACLU Sues NJ Schools For Allegedly Discriminating Against Illegal Immigrants.  The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is suing five public school systems in the state for what is says is unlawful discrimination against illegal immigrants.  According to the ACLU, the school systems — four public school districts and one charter school — have put up unwarranted hurdles to enrollment for illegal immigrants and the children of illegal immigrants.  The source of the discrimination, the ACLU says, is the fact that all five school systems require parents to provide either a state ID or driver's license — documents not issued to illegal immigrants — to enroll their children.

Hillary Clinton embraces George Soros' 'radical' vision of open-border world.  Hillary Clinton has aligned herself closely with a vision for America laid out by her benefactor — left-wing financier George Soros, who talks of "international governance," more open borders, increased Muslim immigration and diminished U.S. global power.  The phrase "American exceptionalism" is not part of his agenda.  He wrote in 1998:  "The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions."  "We need some global system of political decision-making.  In short, we need a global society to support our global economy," Mr. Soros wrote.

The stuff Hillary's Dreams Are Made Of.  Courtesy of what should be an explosive WikiLeaks disclosure we finally know Hillary Clinton's fondest dream:  An America without borders.  It was an amazing confession by Clinton to Brazilian bankers of what the Left desperately longs for but avoids saying in public.  If this huge gaffe had received a fraction of the media attention it merits, Clinton's campaign might be over. [...] It goes without saying that America's Goebbels media has made no mention of this revelation — potentially the most momentous to date from Wikileaks.  So, if the electorate is going to learn about Clinton's astounding dream of America's dissolution, Trump's campaign will have to hit her gaffe hard, plain and often.  The words are out of her mouth — Clinton will never again be able to credibly claim any intention to secure the nation's borders or to stop or even reduce the massive illegal invasion of America that will be the enduring legacy of the Obama years.  No prior major party candidate for the American presidency has come close to expressing the goal of abolishing America's borders, more a nightmare than a dream to the overwhelming majority of Americans, 83%, according to Pew Research.

Nearly 1 million illegal aliens crossed border in 2016.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released data Monday [10/17/2016] showing illegal immigration spiked 23 percent in the fiscal year leading up to the November election, but that was only part of the story.  The DHS report said 408,870 illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal 2016, up 23 percent from 2015.  That in itself was shocking, since Democrats have always maintained that deportations have increased under Obama and the hullabaloo over "illegals" was a fiction meant to stir up the Republican base.

You Knew It Was Coming:  Hurricane Matthew Amnesty.  Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years.  This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. [...] The government is calling it "immigration relief" that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew.  Among the relief measures that will be available are work permits, "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay" for those in the U.S. illegally and forgiveness for immigrants who blew off deportation court hearings.

Nearly 65 Million U.S. Residents Spoke a Foreign Language at Home in 2015.  In 2015, a record 64.7 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) age five and older spoke a language other than English at home.  The number has more than doubled since 1990, when 31.8 million spoke a language other than English.  Taking a longer view, the 64.7 million foreign-language speakers in 2015 is almost triple the number in 1980.  As a share of the population, 21.5 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home — nearly double the 11 percent in 1980.

Clinton-Dem Dark Arts Operatives Explain How They're Rigging Our Elections.  Project Veritas' undercover journalists caught top Clintonite-Democrat operatives admitting step-by-step how they commit mass voter fraud — including by working with illegal alien activist "dreamers."  This video proves Donald Trump is one-hundred percent right when he says our elections are being "rigged."

Key House Democrats Plotting 2017 Amnesty Push.  Two of the biggest proponents for open borders in the House of Representatives are already plotting an amnesty push for 2017.  According to a senior Democratic aide, Reps.  Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — who is currently the ranking member on the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee — and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have held "preliminary discussions" about crafting new "comprehensive" immigration reform legislation.  While these pro-amnesty Members of Congress have not yet released specifics, the bill is expected to contain mass amnesty and significant increases to legal immigration similar to the rejected Gang of Eight bill from the 113th Congress.

Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs:  Americans Who Want to Limit Immigration Are 'Fundamentally UnAmerican'.  Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs executives that Americans who want to limit immigration are "fundamentally un-American," according to the leaked transcript of her private October 2013 speech made public by WikiLeaks.  Clinton's statement is significant because it suggests that, according to polling data, Clinton views an overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be "fundamentally un-American."  According to data from Pew Research Center, 83% of the American electorate would like to see immigration levels frozen or reduced.

DHS Orders Border Agents to Give Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians Asylum Via Mexico.  Throngs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week.  Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with "credible fear."  Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going "port shopping" before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept anonymous because they fear retaliation.  The ports "are unlike anything I've ever seen," said Patricia Cramer, a veteran border agent who serves as president of the U.S. Customs employee union in the Tucson, Arizona sector.

The Most Explosive WikiLeaks Clinton Revelations (So Far).  [#1] Clinton dreams of a world with "open trade and open borders":  Every American should understand that Democrats, and plenty of Republicans, are fighting an all-out war against national sovereignty.  Sure, Democrats want new voters, and Republican interests want cheap labor, but they also share a mutual desire to increase the distance between the Ruling Class and voters.  In the globalist future, political and business titans will stand atop the world, without having to worry about fulfilling annoying duties to grubby little voters with nostalgic memories of the days when American politicians served America's interests.  Globalism means you'll never be able to vote against anything.

Tijuana taco stand updates menu to accommodate surge of Haitian immigrants.  As thousands of Haitians have arrived in Tijuana in recent months, stranded and hoping for asylum into the U.S., one thing bringing them together with locals is a love of good food.  Shelters around the city estimate that about 2,000 Haitians are currently being housed.  A month ago, Fausta Rosal'a, the owner of Loncher'a Dulce, a Mexican food stand, located inside an auto-shop on Calle Ocampo, was approached by five Haitian immigrant women hoping to find something to eat that might remind them of home — traditional tacos, quesadillas, and tostilocos were not going to cut it.

Will Hillary explain her dream of 'open borders'?  "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that's as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Clinton reportedly said to investors in a paid speech she gave to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013.  Here's the thing about borders.  If you don't have borders, you don't have a country.  Americans are beginning to understand this.  Europeans understand it now, quite clearly.

Ethnic cleansing?  California town now less than 10 percent white.  Ethnic cleansing used to be a bad thing.  But in America, when it happens to white people, it's called progress and the "new face of California."  The town of Santa Ana has been almost 100% purged of white people.  They were pushed out not by tanks and machine guns, but by a massive influx of people speaking a different language and bearing a different culture who expected everyone to adapt to their norms.  Today Santa Ana is nearly 80% Hispanic and less than 10% white.  We have a city in America that now demographically perfectly mirrors many cities in Mexico.

Most GOP Senators Defecting from Trump Backed Amnesty Push.  In a 2013 email published a few days ago by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton expressed views wildly at odds with those of the American citizenry:  "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders." Most of Donald Trump's Republican defectors are poised to help her achieve her open-borders dream.  As Republican elites continue to defy Republican voters on the crucial issue of immigration, it's not surprising that the Senate's open-borders crowd is refusing to back the man who — largely because of his hawkish immigration position — was chosen by Republican voters to be their party's nominee.

A Contrast of Justice:  Sheriff Joe won't get the Hillary Treatment.  The Department of Justice is taking Sheriff Joe Arpaio to court.  He will be asked to provide computers and hard drives.  He will be accused of breaking the law for attempting to enforce a law, a federal law.  He is going to court because he was instructed by authorities to not enforce or attempt to enforce federal law.

Liberals Move To Put America's Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, In Jail For Enforcing Immigration Law.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the man.  If he and Sheriff Clarke could run the streets of America with their methods of what it means to protect and serve, America would be a lot better for it.  In fact, there are many Sheriffs that would be a much better option as President then the nutcase Hillary is right now.

Hillary And 'Undocumented' Aliens.  Politicians, pollsters and pundits who are advocates for open borders and the creation of immigration anarchy seek to minimize the true significance of aliens entering the United States without inspection and, of critical importance in this particularly perilous era, without vetting.  Their strategy to deceive Americans is to employ the equivalent excuse of the dog eating homework by saying that these illegal aliens entered the United States "without documentation," thus shifting attention from the fact that millions of aliens entered the United States stealthily, without inspection.  This is the strategy of Hillary Clinton and her immigration anarchy accomplices.

Report: Largest Number Ever of Immigrants Living in U.S. - 42.4 Million Legal and Illegal.  A new report released earlier this month by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2014 is the highest number seen in U.S. history, with 42.4 million living in this country.  Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the report also shows that the nation's population includes 13.3 percent who are immigrants — the highest percentage in 94 years.

Leaked Hillary Clinton Speech to Foreign Bank: 'My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders'.  In closed-door remarks delivered to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton declared that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders."  This statement from one of Clinton's private paid speeches was discovered in leaked emails of Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks.

Why Mexico has been named the most corrupt developed country.  Corruption is one of the elements that the Swiss organization includes in its annual competitiveness index.  The report is based on interviews with 15,000 business leaders in 141 economies.  The WEF asks each leader three questions:  "In your country, how common is illegal diversion of public funds to companies, individuals, or groups?  In your country, how do you rate the ethical standards of politicians?  In your country, how common is it for firms to make undocumented extra payments or bribes?"  On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 represents highest transparency, Mexico scored 2.5, according to Business Insider.

Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases.  The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years.  The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and current and former judges, has been occurring without public attention for months.  It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration's widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally.  The delayed cases are those of nearly half of the Central Americans who entered the United States as families since 2014, and close to a quarter of the total number of Central Americans who entered during that period, according to figures from the Justice Department.

Snafu delays deportation of more than 50,000 illegal aliens.  The Obama administration reportedly is delaying deportation proceedings on Central American illegal aliens who recently immigrated to the United States, allowing more than 50,000 to stay here for several more years.  The cases were delayed after an enforcement bungle that let immigrants slated to be electronically monitored via ankle bracelets simply go free when they did not report to government offices to be fitted for the monitors, according to the New York Times.  The Department of Homeland Security started using the ankle-bracelet monitoring system in 2015 because many immigrants were failing to show up for scheduled court dates.

The 14th Amendment Does Not Grant Citizenship to Foreigners Born in the U.S..  Liberals and anti-Constitution residents of the U.S. don't understand the purpose of the 14th Amendment.  However, the Amendment's author was pretty clear about its purpose.  The inconvenient truth is that the 14th Amendment does not and never has granted U.S. citizenship to foreigners born in the United States.  The 14th Amendment is one of the most misunderstood, and most cited amendment among all of the amendments in litigation in the United States.  Its author, Senator Jacob Howard (R-MI), wrote quite clearly the purpose of the law's scope when he introduced it:  ["]The 14th Amendment granted citizenship only to the recently freed slaves.  It did not grant citizenship to illegal immigrants.  It did not grant citizenship to Native American Indians.  It did not grant citizenship to foreigners or their children born on U.S. soil.["]  Its five sections address citizenship rights, equal protection under the law, apportionment, and Civil War debt.

Supreme Court rejects rehearing in Obama deportation amnesty case.  The Supreme Court shot down the administration's effort to kick-start President Obama's deportation amnesty, refusing Monday to grant a rehearing in a case the court deadlocked on just a few months ago.  The refusal lets stand the decision by an appeals court, which found Mr. Obama broke immigration law by trying to grant a three-year amnesty from deportation and to issue work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama and his team had hoped the justices would reconsider after a 4-4 deadlock at the high court in June, but the justices declined the request as part of a long list of refusals on the first day of their 2016 session.

Immigrant rights activist likely to be deported herself after hiding her status.  The last thing anyone in the immigrant activist community would have expected was that Wendy Uruchi Contreras would be arrested and potentially deported.  On May 28, the community organizer for Casa, a national immigrants rights organization based in Maryland, was stopped by police and arrested for a DUI after having had two margaritas at a restaurant.  Her blood alcohol was twice the legal limit for driving.  Her arrest sent a shockwave through the activist community, with petitions from organizations such as Change.org being filed to stop her deportation.

DHS Agency That Enforces Immigration Law Honors Open Borders Activist Who Helps Illegal Aliens.  The Homeland Security agency responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws is honoring a renowned open-borders activist dedicated to defending illegal aliens in the U.S. with a prestigious award.  Known as "Outstanding American by Choice," it's bestowed annually by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to recognize the "significant contributions and achievements of a naturalized" American citizen.  This year's winner is being crowned today at a ceremony in Los Angeles, California where she runs a billion-dollar charity largely dedicated to assisting immigrants.

Congressional Republicans demand halt in new citizenships until DHS fixes fingerprints.  A key member of Congress introduced a bill Thursday that that would halt all new naturalizations until the Obama administration can prove it's checking immigrants' fingerprints to make sure they shouldn't be deported instead of granted citizenship.  About 750 immigrants were granted citizenship despite a judge's order that they be deported.  Homeland Security botched the approvals because the immigrants gave false names and officials couldn't check their fingerprints to discover their real identities because the prints were on paper-based cards, an internal investigation revealed.

Obama Administration Official:  We Don't Screen Refugees For Radical Views.  Republican Alabama Sen.  Jeff Sessions [9/28/2016] asked Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migrants of the U.S. Department of State, "do you make any inquiry about practices that we reject in the United States like female genital mutilation?"  Sessions added, "Do you say, 'do you believe in that and when you come to the United States will you comply with the laws of the United States on that kind of question?'"  The state department official replied, "On all questions, we make it clear to refugees that we are a nation of laws and that they need to comply with our laws."

Jeh Johnson Doesn't Know How Many People Mistakenly Granted Citizenship Were From Iran, Syria, Libya.  On Sept. 8, the Homeland Security Department's inspector-general reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 individuals who were under deportation or removal orders.  On Tuesday [9/27/2016], Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress the actual number is "somewhere around" 750.  But Johnson could not say how many of them were from countries known to be havens for terrorists.  "Were any of them from special interest countries?" Sen. Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, asked Johnson.

Rep. Pete Sessions:  Obama's DHS's Swearing in 858 Deportees as Citizens Part of a Bigger Story of Misconduct.  Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), who chairs the House Rules Committee, told Breitbart News in terms of immigration policy, President Barack Obama and his administration has deliberately worked to circumvent the law, to frustrate law enforcement personnel trying to live up to their oath.  "Over the last eight years, this administration, within the bowels of Homeland Security, knew and understood that they were a part of an error that took some 800 people, who were in this country and were due for deportation, instead moved to them to the opportunity citizenship," said the Texas Congressman, who has led the House Rules Committee since January 2013.

Flow of Central Americans to U.S. surging, expected to exceed 2014 numbers.  The number of families and unaccompanied minors arriving in 2016 is on pace to exceed the total in 2014, when U.S. Border Patrol stations were overwhelmed along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  They are coming primarily from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an area sometimes called the Northern Triangle. [...] Overall, 122,132 families and children, mostly from Central America, have been apprehended at the U.S. border with Mexico with a month remaining in fiscal 2016.  That compares with a total of 132,259 in fiscal 2014, according to statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Haitian immigrants cross border through Mexico, claim asylum for quick processing and entry.  Haitian immigrants are surging across America's southwest border, blazing a path through Mexico to the U.S., where they have been coached to claim asylum, earning them quick processing and almost immediate entry into the country.  Analysts called it a backdoor amnesty that's increasingly being abused by illegal immigrants who normally would have no shot of staying in the U.S., but who, by claiming asylum, can gain a foothold here.  The Haitians are the latest to discover the route, likely encouraged by smugglers who stand to make thousands of dollars from each migrant they transport through Mexico and up to the U.S. land border.  A video obtained by Rep.  Duncan Hunter, California Republican, which originated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows Haitians massing outside of a Mexican detention facility on that country's border with Guatemala, ahead of what analysts said was likely a long journey north to the U.S.

Education Dept.  Issues Guidance to Boost Academic Achievement of 'English Learners'.  In the last several decades, English learners have been among the fastest-growing populations in America's schools, now comprising nearly 10 percent of the student population nationwide, according the Education Department.  On Friday [9/23/2016], the Education Department released non-regulatory "guidance" to help states, districts and schools "provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement" of those 4.8 million English learners.  "In too many places across the country, English learners get less access to quality teachers, less access to advanced coursework, and less access to the resources they need to succeed," Education Secretary John King Jr. said in a news release.  "Together, we can change that reality."

National Academies Hides $500 Billion 'Immigration Tax' In 495-Page Report.  Officials at a prestigious private D.C.-based think-tank are trying to hide their data showing how immigration is imposing massive costs on wage-earners and on taxpayers.  The think-tank, titled The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is not a government-run agency.  It is a privately run think-tank which writes politically influential reports for government and private-sector funders.  For example, the group's new Sept. 22 immigration study was funded by the pro-immigration John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The jargon-filled, much-caveated, 495-page report does show the information needed to measure how legal and illegal immigration transfers $500 billion a year from the wages paid to working-Americans towards companies, firms, Wall Street investors and to new immigrants.  But the report does not provide a dollar figure for the 'immigration tax.'

Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'.  An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new "citizen voters" as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday [9/22/2016].  The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible "due to the election year." [...] Parts of the email were redacted before it was disclosed to FoxNews.com, but it was sent by the branch chief of the Houston Field Office District 17.  It was not clear to whom it was addressed.

More Signs Of Just How Badly Broken Our Immigration System Is.  Even as President Obama addresses a U.N. conference on refugees saying "Welcome, strangers," a State Department official admits that the U.S. is likely letting ISIS members into the country as part of refugee resettlement program.  And Democrats wonder why Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are plummeting.

Mass immigration costs govt. $296 billion a year, depresses wages:  National Academy of Sciences.  Immigration drains the government, sapping as much as $296 billion a year from federal, state and local taxpayers while depressing wages, at least in the short run, according to an authoritative study released Wednesday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.  The 500-page academic tome is supposed to be the final word about the fiscal and economic effects of mass immigration, and its findings challenge some long-held assumptions of Washington policymakers that immigration is an unqualified benefit.  The data show that immigrants take more in benefits than they pay in taxes.  Although immigrants do boost the size of the economy, the gains are heavily skewed toward the immigrants themselves and to wealthy investors — not to native-born workers who end up competing with the new arrivals.

Toss Personality.  Use These Three Things To Judge Trump Versus Hillary.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, immigrants made up 5.4 percent of America's population in 1960, and that tally dipped to 4.7 percent in 1970.  After 40-plus years of largely unchecked illegal immigration, that figure has now skyrocketed to 13.6 percent — nearly tripling — and it's still rising.  It has already surpassed the percentages reached during the great waves of immigration in 1880 and 1920.  On its current trajectory, it will surpass the all-time mark set in 1890 within another eight years. [...] A huge wave of illegal immigration clearly isn't conducive to assimilation.  This would be true even if Obama and his allies weren't actively working against that time-honored goal.  Indeed, the Obama administration doesn't even like the term "assimilate," preferring "integration."  In that spirit, the administration recently released a policy statement in which it laments the emphasis placed on teaching immigrant children to speak English.

Oops!  Instant citizenship -- just in time for Election Day.
More Than 800 Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship.  The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday [9/19/2016].

Potentially Ineligible Individuals Have Been Granted U.S. Citizenship Because of Incomplete Fingerprint Records.  USCIS granted U.S. citizenship to at least 858 individuals ordered deported or removed under another identity when, during the naturalization process, their digital fingerprint records were not available.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.  As long as the older fingerprint records have not been digitized and included in the repositories, USCIS risks making naturalization decisions without complete information and, as a result, naturalizing additional individuals who may be ineligible for citizenship or who may be trying to obtain U.S. citizenship fraudulently.  As naturalized citizens, these individuals retain many of the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship, including serving in law enforcement, obtaining a security clearance, and sponsoring other aliens' entry into the United States.

Nets Dismiss Over 800 Illegals Wrongly Granted Citizenship.  Following the two weekend terrorist attacks carried out by naturalized US citizens, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general announced Monday [9/19/2016] that 800 individuals slipped through the cracks and were wrongly granted citizenship.  "In 858 of the cases, fingerprints for the individual, either at DHS or the FBI were not available because the agencies haven't fully digitized their inventories of older finger prints taken on paper," reported Fox News' Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.  And yet ABC and NBC failed to report it that evening, while CBS buried it in a Donald Trump report with no context.  The illegal immigrants in question managed to fool the federal government by using fake names and date of birth, and exploiting an out dated fingerprint system.

Obama "Mistakenly" Grants Citizenship For Nearly 1,000 Illegals Ready To Be Deported.  It's no secret that the Democrats want to import as many immigrants as humanly possible in the name of tolerance and equality.  What it's doing is making our country less safe, more "politically correct," and stripping us of our identity as a nation.  It looks like Obama and his inept and backward administration have done that again, but this time, they may have gone too far.  According to reports, over 800 illegal immigrants that were set for deportation were given citizenship because their fingerprints weren't in the government databases.

Report: 858 People Got US Citizenship When They Should Have Been Deported.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.

Update:
Actually, the number of immigrants wrongly granted citizenship is double what was reported yesterday.  Yesterday [9/19/2016], Ed [Morrissey] noted a mistake by the Department of Homeland Security that led to 858 immigrants who should have been deported being granted citizenship instead.  The DHS Inspector General uncovered the mistake which involved people from "countries of concern to national security" who did not have digital fingerprints on file.  Today, Jake Tapper at CNN reports the 858 number reported yesterday was actually less than half the actual number of immigrants granted citizenship.  CNN reports the additional accidental citizens were mentioned in a footnote to the IG report.

Pew: Pro-Clinton effort to register immigrants working, 718,430 demand citizenship.  Immigrants are filing citizenship applications at the highest rate in four years, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  "The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the nine months starting last October is at its highest level in four years, and it is up 8 percent from the same period before the 2012 elections," according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

Obama's border plan collapses as illegals surge into Texas.  Illegal border crossings by children and families are surging again and will put fiscal year 2016 on par with 2014, when President Obama was forced to take drastic actions in an effort to stem what his own administration admitted was a humanitarian crisis.  Recently released figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that more than 37,000 border crossers were apprehended in August, nearly 6,000 more than in August 2014.

HUD Decrees That Limited-English-Speakers Are Protected Under Fair Housing Act.  "People with limited English proficiency are not a protected class under the Fair Housing Act," said the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday.  But they are now, by decree.  Under the heading of "national origin," HUD is making non-English-speakers a protected class.  In its announcement, HUD noted that the Fair Housing Act "prohibits discrimination on seven protected bases, including national origin, which is closely linked to the ability to communicate proficiently in English.  Housing providers are therefore prohibited from using limited English proficiency selectively or as an excuse for intentional housing discrimination," HUD said.

Undocumented NC Students Hold Rally Calling for Scholarship Eligibility.  A group of North Carolina students who are in the United States illegally held a rally this week, arguing they should be included in a taxpayer-funded scholarship program.  The students in Guilford County called for the 'Say Yes To Education' scholarship program to expand the eligibility requirements to include undocumented students.  "Why is it that that it's different with me?" Araceli Garcia-Garnica told WFMY-TV.  "Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?"

DHS accused of sitting on border report as immigration issue drives presidential race.  Federal lawmakers seeking to pinpoint the number of illegal immigrants who successfully sneak across the southern border ordered up a report from the Department of Homeland Security, but the agency refuses to release it and instead cites a misleading statistic that overstates the number who are nabbed, sources told Fox News.  DHS denied it is holding back the report, but sources say it was completed in November and that it shows roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it — approximately 250,000 in total.

DHS Just Buried An Immigration Report Because It Would Help Trump Get Elected.  The Department of Human Services is refusing to release an immigration study that could potentially help Donald Trump get elected.  DailyCaller.com reported:  According to Fox News, the study was commissioned in 2015 by members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, "seeking to pinpoint the number of illegal immigrants who successfully sneak across the southern border."  DHS claims that the study is still ongoing, yet sources close to the situation tell Fox News that it was actually completed in November 2015 and yielded results that would hurt the current administration's immigration agenda.

Pew: 57M Hispanics now in U.S., 17% of population, 54% of total growth.  Latinos account for more than half of the U.S. population growth since 2000, an unprecedented growth spurt that puts the total Hispanic population at a record 57 million, according to a new report.

Middle-America Hit with Staggering Immigration Surge.  In 1990, adult immigrants were hardly a factor in North Carolina's Randolph County, making up a little more than 1 percent of all residents 18 and older.  By 2014, the adult immigration population had ballooned 948 percent.  The 8,950 foreign-born adults that year were 6.1 percent of the entire county population.  That is a 683 percent increase in the immigrant share of the county's adult population.

Dell Fires 3000 US Employees, Requests 5000 Visas For Foreign Workers.  The ink was barely dry on Dell's acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal ever, valued at $67 billion when it was announced in October last year — and already the layoff rumors are oozing from the woodwork. [...] On Wednesday [9/7/2016], the day the deal closed, CEO Michael Dell gave some clues in an interview:  "There are some overlapping functions and that sort of thing — that's not the primary feature of this, but there is some of that."  These "overlaps" or "overlapping functions" are terms in corporate speak for real people, and these real people are mostly working in the US, according to the report:  supply chain, marketing, and general and administrative positions.

Passage through Mexico: the global migration to the US.  Most have travelled thousands of miles on foot, by boat and bus from South America, but few here speak Spanish.  In front of the locked gates near Mexico's southern border, it's an eclectic mix of French, English, Creole, Urdu, Lingala and Somali.  This eclectic crowd is part of a huge surge in African and Asian migrants traversing the Americas in hope of a better life in the US.

White House considers ending for-profit immigrant detainee centers but critics say it could add billions to the cost.  The Obama administration is considering an end to the practice of keeping immigrant detainees in for-profit centers, weeks after the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it would stop its use of private prisons.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, whose agency includes the immigration service and the Border Patrol, in late August ordered a review of ways to end the use of the private facilities.  A decision to do so would mark a major victory for the coalition of civil rights groups and immigrant advocacy organizations that has sought to roll back the growth of the private-prison industry.

U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters.  Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it's dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches.  The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to organizations that help enhance pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses.  Officially, they're known as "citizenship integration grants."

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Can those grants be rescinded, revoked and recovered when the immigrants are convicted of violent crimes?  Probably not.

80 Percent Captured at Border Set Free in U.S., Says Agent.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent told Fox News Channel that eight out of ten illegal immigrants who are captured at the border are initially set free into the United States.  Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, acting in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, appeared on Fox News Channel recently to discuss border security and the need for building a wall.

Gary Johnson has [a] serious problems with [the] term 'illegal immigrant'.  Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson got into a heated exchange over the term "illegal immigrant" on Wednesday [8/31/2016] during an interview with a conservative host.  Johnson said people should instead use the term "undocumented" when referring to people in the United States who have entered the country illegally or overstayed a visa.  "If you use the term illegal immigrants, that is very incendiary to our Hispanic population here in this country," Johnson said during the interview with Townhall's Guy Benson.

Exclusive: 'Tolerance' Group Taught US Immigration Officials To Recognize 'Cultural Biases'.  New documents brought to light by an investigative watchdog group show that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials had to undergo "cultural bias" training in 2016 by a group known for opposing immigration control efforts.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute uncovered the documents by Freedom of Information Act request. [...] During the training, officials were instructed to develop "greater cultural awareness" and to "recognize their own inherent cultural biases."

Immigrants move to these Texas counties the most, data show.  A total of 1.7 million, or roughly 13 percent of all undocumented immigrants in the country, live within Texas' borders.  In general, Texas is second in the nation for immigrant population size.  Between 2000 and 2013 the number of foreign-born immigrants increased in the state by 44.4 percent.  In Houston alone, this number was 59 percent, nearly twice the national rate.

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.

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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.

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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 FoxNews.com by the Senate subcommittee on immigration, were provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to questions from Sen.  Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  The numbers shed light on the extent of a program that has drawn scrutiny not just from lawmakers but the federal courts, amid concerns the U.S. government is effectively aiding smugglers.

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 Fusion.com 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 NJ.com.

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.

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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 CNSNews.com 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."

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"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.

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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.

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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.

South Texas counties
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.

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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.  CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com 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, CNSNews.com 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.

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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.  CNSNews.com 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, HealthCare.gov.

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.