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The Triple Threat?
Yellow Hammer News -- March 30, 2015  
Sessions: Iran's influence in S. America worsens security threat posed by Obama's immigration policies
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart News last week that a U.S. General's testimony on Iran's presence in South America is more evidence that President Obama's immigration policies are a threat to national security.
    “Iran has established more than 80 ‘cultural centers' in a region with an extremely small Muslim population. The purported purpose of these centers is to improve Iran's image, promote Shi'a Islam, and increase Iran's political influence in the region,” Gen. Kelly told lawmakers on March 12. “As the foremost state sponsor of terrorism, Iran's involvement in the region and these cultural centers is a matter for concern, and its diplomatic, economic, and political engagement is closely monitored.”
    “General Kelly's warning arrives at a time when thousands of unknown individuals continue to be caught and released at the border,” Sen. Sessions told Breitbart News. “It arrives on the heels of repeated declarations from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) caseworkers that we are ‘rubber-stamping' immigrant applications… And it arrives squarely in the midst of President Obama's unilateral suspension of our sovereign immigration laws.”
    “All who hold or seek to hold elected office must work towards establishing now-absent control over our system of entry into, and exit from, the United States,” Sessions said.
    Last week one of Gen. Kelly's Southcom colleagues, General Kenneth Tovo told lawmakers that Shi'a Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah is using drug cartels south of the border to fund terrorist activities in the Middle East.

March 31, 2015

Breitbart         
Rep Poe: Obama Will Lose Amnesty Appeal 
Tuesday on Newsmax TV's “America's Forum,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) predicted the Obama administration's attempt to get the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to block U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction stopping the president's executive amnesty will fail. -- Poe said, because “the administration did not allow public input into his executive order,” it breaks federal law......

Ryan Lovelace -- National Review         
Obama's Other Executive Action on Immigration 
When President Obama issued a series of executive orders on immigration last November, he unleashed a fierce torrent of criticism for granting millions of undocumented immigrants a de-facto amnesty. Lost in all the attention paid to that fight, however, was a lesser known executive action taken at the same time, one which the administration claimed would “modernize, improve and clarify immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs to grow our economy and create jobs.”.....

International Business Times        
Georgia Lawmakers Defeat Driver's License Ban For Illegals Under Obama Relief 
Georgia legislators rejected a measure Tuesday that would have prohibited undocumented immigrants benefiting under President Barack Obama executive immigration actions from getting a state driver's license. With a 27-16 vote, the Georgia Senate defeated a Republican floor amendment that aimed to extend an active ban on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants to those who have received “deferred action” on their status in the country, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported......

Breitbart         
Jeb Bush, Luis Gutierrez to Keynote Pro-Amnesty Convention 
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) will be keynote speakers for a pro-amnesty Hispanic group's convention in April. -- Bush and Gutierrez, both of whom have been vocal about the need for a comprehensive amnesty bill, will headline the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference's (NHCLC) annual convention, which will be held April 28-30 in Houston......

CBS New York        
NYC Council Speaker To Pitch Phoenix Officials Municipal ID Card 
New York City officials who launched the city's municipal identification card, the nation's largest program, did so with the hope of inspiring other cities to follow suit and offer IDs to those without them, including many immigrants living in the country illegally. -- City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, one of the driving forces behind the IDNYC card, next month will offer her advice on launching the card in a hotbed of debate on illegal immigration: Phoenix, Arizona......

Breitbart         
The Nature and Impact of Illegal Immigration on Security in Texas 
...'The state of Texas has become the epicenter of illegal immigration from Central America, and continues to be a prime destination for migrants from Mexico, South America, and other countries around the globe,” said Longmire. “These cross-border flows of people shift in number and location based on multiple factors, including economic and security conditions in both the U.S. and source countries, real and perceived U.S. immigration policy decisions and changes, and U.S. law enforcement efforts across all parts of the southwest border......

Paul Nachman -- VDare.com        
America's Job Woes Due Largely To Mass Immigration 
John Hinderaker of the PowerLine blog opens a current entry there (By Its Own Criteria, the Obama Administration Is An Economic Failure) with this: Lately there has been a fair amount of happy talk from liberal pundits about our supposedly robust economy. Such optimistic evaluations have been guarded, since everyone knows that the jobs picture is still bleak, largely because of runaway legal and illegal immigration......

Washington Times          
'Dreamers' despair as Obama, Democrats abandon pro-amnesty 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......

NBC News      
AFL-CIO Hopes To Bring Illegals Into "House of Labor" 
Maria Dominguez told a roomful of union members Tuesday it was the kind of work they were about to embark on - preparing immigrants for deportation relief - that set her on her way to using her teaching credentials. -- Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, but living in the U.S. since she was 9, she got deportation relief in 2012 and now uses her master's degree in bilingual education to teach at Rodriguez Elementary in southeast Austin. .....

In Sight Crime        
US Fears of Terrorist-Criminal Nexus in Latin America Resurface  
US military commanders are revisiting old concerns that Iranian-backed terrorist groups are operating in Latin America and profiting from the regional drug trade, a somewhat exaggerated fear that nonetheless offers insights into concerns over evolving dynamics between mafia structures and terrorist groups......

D. A. King -- CAPS         
MEDIA WATCH News Report Focuses on How Illegal Aliens Were Offended by Signs Supporting Legislation to End Driver's Licenses for Lawbreakers 
Legislation pending in Georgia (Senate Bill 6) would end the practice of giving driver's licenses to DACA illegal aliens. A March 18, 2015, WSB TV News Atlanta report focused on how signs in support of this legislation offended illegal aliens and their lobbyists......

Andrew Johnson -- National Review        
Rubio: I'm 'Realistic on Immigration' 
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued to hint at making a presidential announcement in the coming weeks when he stopped by The Five on Monday, and addressed the issue that some think may be his biggest hurdle in a Republican primary: Immigration. Co-host Greg Gutfeld asked Rubio, who was a member of the moderate Gang of Eight that devised comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate, how he responds to criticism that he is “soft” on the issue......

Breitbart         
Ted Kennedy's Real Legacy: 50 Years of Ruinous Immigration Law 
On Monday, President Barack Obama gave an emotional speech commemorating the $79 million replica of the Senate chamber at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Boston, Massachusetts. -- The thrust of Obama's speech condemned America as an unimaginative, prejudiced, unambitious country whose only hope lies in liberals who selflessly dedicate their lives to leading it out of the darkness......

Fox News         
DOJ appeals judge's block on Obama immigration actions 
The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. -- The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month......

CIS.org       
Influx of Central American Teen and Family Arrivals Continues 
More than 2,000 illegal alien juveniles have been apprehended and taken into federal custody in each of the last several months, according to DHS statistics. While Obama administration officials emphasize that these numbers are lower than last year, they are still the second highest level ever for arrests of illegal alien minors, about midway between 2013 and 2014 levels. Most of those apprehended are male teenagers,.....

Vivian Hughbanks -- Townhall.com        
Obama To Visit Kenya 
President Barack Obama is well-loved in Kenya. -- Natives laud his Kenyan heritage, call him “brother” and “cousin,” and claim to know his grandmother, who still lives in the southwest region. Nairobi streets are dotted with passport photo advertisements, emblazoned with Obama's face......

March 30, 2015

Breitbart         
'Primary Driver Of U.S. Population Growth' Could Soon Be Immigration 
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that immigration will become the “primary driver of U.S. population growth” between 2027 and 2038. -- “This projected milestone reflects the mix of our nation's declining fertility rates, the aging of the baby boomer population and continued immigration,” Thomas Mesenbourg, then the Census Bureau's senior adviser, explained at the time of the projection in 2013......

Jason Richwine -- National Review      
The Amnesty Numbers Game 
Immigration policy is fraught with trade-offs. There is the welfare of citizens versus non-citizens, distribution versus efficiency, diversity versus cohesion, liberty versus security — the list goes on. There is no policy formulation that will please everyone......

Los Angeles Times     
High court lets stand school's ban on U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. -- The court's action has the effect of upholding school officials who said they acted because they feared an outbreak of fighting between white and Mexican American students.... [Related]

Michael Cutler -- Right Side News       
Illegal Alien Police Officers? 
As I read the USA Today March 21, 2015 news report, “Police departments hiring immigrants as officers” I realized that my late father 282x188xMetropolitan Police Department insert by Cliff via Wikimedia-450x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.D10CYdGtcIwas, once again, correct. He used to say, “Nothing is so good it could not be better or so bad it could not get worse.” Hard as it is to imagine, things have gotten worse --- much, much worse. .....

Reuters         
Poll: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin 
A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. -- A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat......

Breitbart         
Make or Break: Scott Walker Toughens His Immigration Position After Setbacks 
fter some setbacks over the past several weeks, top aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tell Breitbart News that he's toughening up his immigration position as he learns more about the issue. -- “He's for border security first, enforce the laws on the books, fix legal immigration system with national interest in mind and then deal with those here,” Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email......

New York Times      
States Are Divided by the Lines They Draw on Immigration 
Mashington has long allowed immigrants without legal status to get driver's licenses. So Ofelia Rosas Ramos, a Mexican living illegally in Seattle, has had her license since 2008. -- “That is one of the big advantages of this state,” said Ms. Rosas, 31, whose 4-year-old daughter, an American citizen, has severe allergies. “If I have to rush her to the hospital,” Ms. Rosas said, “having a license, I don't have to worry that I will be stopped by police and reported.”.....

March 29, 2015

Breitbart         
Abbott: White House Failing to Secure Border 
Weslaco -- The White House has been failing America in securing the border forcing Texas to step up to the plate and do what the federal government won't do. That is the message that Texas governor Greg Abbott relayed during his most recent visit to the border. -- “We must continue to protect Texas against the increasing threats from drug cartels, human traffickers,” Abbott said during a press conference attended by Breitbart Texas......

Breitbart         
Reconquista: Chechen Speaker Threatens to Arm Mexico if US Sends Weapons to Ukraine 
...He expressed hope that the weapons will ignite American and Mexico disputes over “territories annexed by the United States in the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and part of Wyoming.” America gained these states under President James Polk “through the annexation of Texas in 1845, the negotiation of the Oregon Treaty with Great Britain in 1846, and the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848, which ended with the signing and ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848.”.....

Steven Camarota -- National Review         
Give Me Your Tired Arguments, Your Poor Reasoning 
Another one-sided piece on immigration from the New York Times: In a very one-sided recent article for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson tries to make the case for massive increases in immigration. He starts out by dicussing the racial prejudice of an older relative who always thought that Hispanics “were stealing jobs.” Davidson believes this man's story is illustrative of the current debate over immigration......

Breitbart         
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......

Breitbart         
Illegals to Win Non-Obamacare Health Insurance Thanks to Obamnesty
Add non-Obamacare government health insurance to the benefits that foreign nationals currently illegally present in the United States could receive should President Obama's November 2014 executive action be determined constitutional in the courts. -- If implemented, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) would grant legal status to an estimated five million foreign nationals illegally present in the U.S......

March 28, 2015

Deseret News -- Provo         
Oregon illegals caught with stolen truck full of $1 million in shoes recovered in Utah, UHP says 
Brigham City -- A semitrailer reportedly stolen out of Oregon filled with 5,800 pairs of shoes worth an estimated $1 million was recovered in Utah. -- The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reported that the semitrailer was stolen out of the Portland area on Sunday, according to the Utah Highway Patrol......

Allan J. Favish -- The American Thinker        
Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration 
On March 23, 2015, United States Senator Ted Cruz of Texas gave a speech announcing that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. In his speech he said the following about illegal immigration: -- Instead of the lawlessness and the president's unconstitutional executive amnesty, imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders. -- And imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the American dream......

Cincinnati.com       
Mexican drug cartel members convicted 
Covington, KY -- A Walton man was convicted of multiple drug-related charges March 12 along with two others as part of a massive drug conspiracy that distributed large quantities of heroin and marijuana throughout eight counties in Greater Cincinnati, according to an announcement from Kerry Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District.... [Related]

San Diego Reader        
Judge releases felonious Mexican repeat offender 
A repeat offender from Escondido, Juan Mozo Roldan, 29, made a felony plea deal and is expected to be released from custody on April 8, 2015. -- In his most recent incident last December, Roldan evaded Escondido police with “wanton disregard for public safety,” a felony, and then scuffled with officers before he was taken into custody. He was on probation for drug charges at the time......

Washington Times       
Immigration Agency Says Original Amnesty Still Approving Dreamers' Applications 
The administration encouraged Dreamers Friday to keep signing up for President Obama's amnesty, saying the original “deferred action” program he announced in 2012 remains in effect even though the expanded version from late last year has been halted by a federal court......

Daily Caller        
Obama Keeps Americans In Exile, But Gives Visas To Illegals 
President Barack Obama's push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans' families locked out of the United States. -- American engineer Jimmy Gugliotta and his Argentinian wife and children have been stuck in Chile for so long that he's pleading for donations to buy food and airfares while the U.S. visa agency slowly processes the visa documents needed by his wife and children......

CNS News         
DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S. 
Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday. -- "For the kids, unaccompanied kids, it's running about 40 percent lower," Johnson said. "I hope it stays that way, but we have to be prepared in the event it doesn't.".....

Hot Air         
Ted Cruz's campaign: He hasn't ruled out legal status for illegals 
I'm tempted to accuse Team Walker of feeding this bit of oppo to MSNBC to take some heat off of their own rolling clusterfark on immigration. But I'm sure author Benjy Sarlin, a smart guy who follows this issue for the network, hit on it himself. (Wouldn't Walker's team have leaked it to Fox to maximize Cruz's embarrassment among conservatives?).....

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol        
Border Tech Spots Ultralight -- CBP Doesn't
Yesterday we recorded video of an ultralight aircraft crossing the Mexico border. -- What was unusual was that it was taken looking down from a drone! (See Photo). -- I was flying the ultralight and Mike King of Border Technology was flying the drone. Upon landing I was told by CBP that their special border radar could not see me at all. BTI's seismic detectors spotted me every time. -- Attend the Border Security Expo in Phoenix in April and visit Border Technology's booth to see this incredible system for yourself.

CIS.org        
Constant Activity on the California Border 
The Center's fifth annual border tour began in San Diego earlier this month. On our week-long itinerary we saw most of the California border, from both sides of the fence, and made it as far as Yuma, Ariz. In five trips, we have now seen almost the entire 1,993-mile southwest border, from Brownsville to the Pacific. These excursions are mere snapshots of a particular area, but we meet with enough people to get a sense of current trends......

March 27, 2015

Breitbart         
Gutierrez Releases Toolkit To Protect Illegals from Deportation 
Thursday, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, (D-IL) announced the release of an immigration “toolkit” that is downloadable on his website. -- The toolkit is a guide to help illegal immigrants gather the documentation they will need to prove their eligibility for President Barack Obama's amnesty, so they will not be deported while waiting for the conclusion of the legal case, which is currently under a TX federal judge's injunction......

Breitbart         
U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Unhappy Cruz Did Not Attend Its Summit 
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) absence from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting is hopefully not a sign that the presidential candidate is “backing away from the Hispanic community,” USHCC president and CEO Javier Palomarez says. -- Speaking to reporters Thursday, Palomarez sounded a note of displeasure that the newly announced presidential hopeful did not attend his group's summit, Fox News Latino reports.....

Fox News Latino        
Ted Cruz campaign lashes out at claims that the senator wants distance from Latinos 
Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign criticized as ridiculous an assertion that the presidential candidate skipped a major Latino gathering in Washington D.C. to which he was invited because he wants to keep Hispanics at a distance. -- In a meeting with reporters Thursday, Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said that Cruz “chose not to come.” He added: “I hope it is not indicative that he's backing away from the Hispanic community in order to get through the [GOP] primary.”.....

Hot Air         
Scott Walker to NH Republicans: Illegals should have a path to citizenship
The WSJ's headline: “Scott Walker Shifts Stance on Immigration at Private Dinner.” Is that right? What position did he “shift” on? I find myself in the unusual position here of having to defend Walker on grounds that he's … actually been a true blue amnesty shill of longstanding. How dare the Journal accuse him of flip-flopping to support citizenship for illegals when in fact our Scott's pushed citizenship for illegals for years!.....

Washington Times         
Stein lauds Santorum's strict immigration stance 
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is the most vociferous advocate for a strict immigration policy that respects American workers among the crowded field of 2016 presidential hopefuls, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said Thursday......

Washington Times         
Senate demands faster deportations for illegal alien "children" 
The Senate approved non-binding language as part of its budget late Thursday calling for the law to be changed to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children from Central America --- but fell just short of the 60 votes that would be needed to force a bill into law later......

The Business Journals         
More illegal aliens get white-collar jobs 
Undocumented workers aren't just landscapers, roofers and hotel maids --- an increasing number hold professional and management jobs. -- That's according to a study by Pew Research Center, which found that the number of undocumented immigrants in professional, management, business and finance occupations grew by 180,000 between 2007 and 2012. This growth occurred even as the number of unauthorized immigrant workers in construction and production jobs fell by 475,000......

Latin Post        
Obama's illegal alien "DREAMers" Begin Hunger Strike, Petition Against N.Y.Governor Cuomo 
Efforts to pass New York's version of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act has stalled, and undocumented immigrant youths are protesting against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie through a hunger strike for their inaction to move forward on the issue......

Daily Caller        
Walker Flubs Amnesty Zig-Zag 
Potential 2016 candidate Scott Walker's staff is denying that he endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during a closed-door dinner with Republican donors in New Hampshire. -- “Governor Walker has been very clear that he does not support amnesty and believes that border security must be established and the rule of law must be followed,” said Kirsten Kukowski, the spokesman that he recently hired from the Republican National Committee......

The Hill         
Dems grease skids for Obama's amnesty schemes 
House Democrats are intensifying their efforts to help immigrants in the country illegally to enroll in President Obama's new programs easing deportations. -- The lawmakers, representing districts nationwide, have launched a new outreach campaign designed both to grease the application process and prevent those eligible from being deported before the programs go into effect......

USA Today         
Walker's immigration stance under scrutiny as he heads to border 
Where does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stand on immigration and the politically touchy concept of granting citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the United States? -- Those questions are likely to shadow the GOP presidential hopeful as he visits the border with Mexico on Friday with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott......

John Vinson -- CAPS         
Obama Twists Truth for Amnesty Decrees 
Barack Obama is not a man to let honesty, principles and laws stand in the way of his political agenda. His arbitrary decrees offering amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal aliens are proof enough of this point, especially given the fact that prior to those decrees he admitted on numerous occasions that he didn't have the legal authority to issue them......

Breitbart         
Calif. Rep. Cardenas Tells Illegals: 'I Represent All of You' in Congress
U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) has been traveling the country on an “Immigration Action National Tour,” gathering foreign nationals illegally present in the United States, organizing them to rally for comprehensive immigration reform, and guiding them in applying for legal status under President Obama's executive amnesty plans–DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability)......

Breitbart         
Walker Flips on 'No Amnesty' in Private with GOP 
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be on the verge of burning himself down before he actually gets started, given what is now becoming something of a circus regarding his actual stance on immigration. -- According to this new Wall Street Journal report, it's quite possible a supporter of Jeb Bush, or another candidate went to the media regarding Walker's recent comments at a private GOP dinner, it doesn't matter......

Twin Cities Daily Planet        
Backers push for vote on driver's licenses for illegals 
Maria Negreros says she risks breaking the law each day to drive her children to preschool. -- Jovita Morales told lawmakers that in August 2007 it took hours to reach her two children who had been inside a bus that fell along with the Interstate 35W bridge into the Mississippi River......

Breitbart         
Report Reveals Harry Reid Pressured DHS to Expedite Visas for Casino Investors Connected to Son Rory 
Details in this week's Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family......

Breitbart         
Mo Brooks: Ted Cruz Could Be as Great as Ronald Reagan 
In an interview with host Cliff Sims earlier this week on “Yellowhammer Radio” on 101.1, WYDE in Birmingham, AL, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) sung his praises for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA earlier this week......

Brendon Bordelon -- National Review      
Luis Gutierrez Forced to Flee Immigration Event by Anti-Amnesty Activists
Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill) was probably expecting a warmer reception to his Spanish-only immigration town hall at the University of Southern California on Saturday. But the lawmaker’s tireless advocacy for President Obama’s unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants angered some southern California residents so deeply, they decided to crash the congressman’s speech......

March 26, 2015

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. -- Washington Times        
Jeh Johnson's Malfeasance 
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed......

Daily Caller         
Obama Guides More Foreign Workers Into US Job Market 
President Barack Obama implemented his announced plan to help more foreign workers get temporary jobs in the U.S. Tuesday, issuing new guidance that will expand the L-1B visa program. -- The memo, combined with Obama's announcement Monday that “hundreds of thousands” of guest workers and their employers could benefit.....

John Miano -- CIS.org       
H-1B Incompetence  
On my last project before law school, we had an H-1B database administrative, Uma. Uma did not know the first thing about databases and struggled to learn through books on the job. Sadly, she had no real computer talent and would never become very good in the field. -- So why was Uma on the project? -- The company put in place a policy of only allowing contract workers from H-1B bodyshops to save them about $10 an hour......

Washington Times         
Top DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas accused of meddling with immigration 
A top Obama administration official caved to political pressure to approve immigration applications from well-connected wealthy foreigners, ignoring warnings from career officers who said the investor visas should be denied, an inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday....

CIS.org       
ICE Gang Arrests Fact Sheet -- Operation Community Shield 2013 
Immigrant and transnational gangs represent a unique public safety threat to American communities, due to their unusually violent nature and their involvement in cross-border crimes such as drug and weapons trafficking, human smuggling, extortion and kidnapping. Immigration enforcement has played a key role in disrupting and dismantling certain gangs that have non-citizen, and especially illegal alien, members......

March 25, 2015

Breitbart         
Writing on the Wall: McCain Begs for Donations Before Any Challengers Enter Race 
U.S. Senator John McCain is asking for funds as the strong threat of a Republican primary challenger looms heading into 2016. Tuesday afternoon he made a hard push for contributor cash to Friends of John McCain email subscribers. -- McCain's appeal letter opens by thanking supporters, and acknowledges his 2016 campaign would face a “unique set of challenges.”.....

Washington Times        
Chris Christie attacks Obama over deportation amnesty 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has been difficult to pin down on immigration, finally took a firm stand this week against President Obama's deportation amnesty, filing court papers arguing the president's action was illegal. -- Mr. Christie joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard in asking an appeals court Monday to uphold a lower court's injunction and keep Mr. Obama's amnesty from taking effect......

Breitbart         
It Begins: 'New Yorker' Describes Hispanic Cruz as 'Uppity' 
Apparently it is again okay to use the pejorative “uppity” against Americans who are members of a racial minority group. Ted Cruz is a historic Senator and presidential candidate, the first Cuban-American to join either club, and for that reason (and his unapologetic conservatism) the media is out for blood. The New Yorker went so far as to describe Cruz with the racial pejorative “uppity.”.....

Warren Mass -- The New American         
Texas Group Supports Local Cooperation in Enforcing Immigration Laws
Members of the Houston-based Remembrance Project, which was formed to bring comfort to families of Americans killed by people in the United States illegally, recently traveled to the state capitol in Austin to support the passage of SB 185, a bill to prohibit cities from implementing policies that would interfere with local police enforcement of state or federal immigration laws......

HGHN.com        
Judicial Watch: Feds Released 166,000 Criminal Illegals In U.S. 
Close to 166,000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records were released by the federal government into the U.S., according to documents obtained by a conservative foundation and revealed Monday. -- As of 2014, the Department of Homeland Security released the immigrants- with convictions for rapes, murders, aggravated assaults and other crimes --- on the condition they leave the U.S., according to DHS documents obtained by Judicial Watch......

Breitbart         
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......

Breitbart         
Deportations Down 40% In Past 5 Months 
Deportations have declined significantly in the first five months of this fiscal year compared to years past, according to data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). -- The rate of deportations from October to March was down 43 percent from what it was three years before, as the Obama administration has altered its enforcement priorities to target illegal immigrants who it says have committed serious crimes......

Texas Tribune         
Greg Abbott, Scott Walker to Tour Texas-Mexico Border 
Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker is headed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be there to show him the ropes. -- Walker's trip is part of a swing through Texas that will take the Wisconsin governor to Houston on Saturday......

March 24, 2015

Warren Mass -- The New American        
Ted Cruz Criticized by Two Pro-Amnesty Hispanic Groups 
Senator Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Virginia on March 23, has been criticized by Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola, co-directors of the radical, pro-amnesty Dream Action Coalition. -- A statement issued by Vargas and Andiola posted on the Dream Action Coalition website on Monday read: The only policy Latinos hear from Ted Cruz is that he wants to end DACA for Dreamers.....

Breitbart         
Report: Border Surge Still 'In Progress,' WH Policies to Blame 
Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan said that new numbers show the “surge” of illegal immigrant minors crossing into the US is “still in progress” and that the president's policies are to blame on Tuesday's “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. -- Vaughan reacted to a report in the Washington Examiner that over 12,000 illegal immigrants under the age of 18 have crossed.....

KLTV -- Tyler        
Kilgore man indicted on multiple counts of child sex assault, indecency
Upshur County, Texas -- A Kilgore man has been indicted on multiple counts of child sexual assault and indecency. -- Gilberto Hernandez Garcia, 32, was indicted Tuesday one two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. -- Garcia was arrested Feb. 4 by Upshur County Sheriff's Office officials and is being held in the Upshur County jail. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency also issued a detainer request for Garcia......

Breitbart         
Report: Exec. Amnesty May 'Tarnish' Loretta Lynch Even if She's Confirmed 
President Barack Obama's executive amnesty may tarnish Loretta Lynch --- even if the Senate confirms her nomination --- and make it more difficult for her to enact her agenda. -- Democrats need four Republicans to confirm Lynch, and Politico notes that “If Lynch is confirmed with a Senate vote that barely gets her over the finish line --- or with Vice President Joe Biden casting the tie-breaking vote, a scenario that isn't out of the question....".

Phyllis Schlafly -- Investors.com       
The Many Costs of Obama's 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......

Paul Bedard -- Washington Times      
12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned
xThe 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......

Ronald W. Mortensen -- CIS.org        
Rubio Prepares to Sacrifice Middle-Class Jobs for Presidency 
Marco Rubio just can't seem to stay away from gangs, or to tell the truth about gang-sponsored legislation. -- Rubio broke onto the national immigration scene as a member of the infamous Senate "Gang of Eight", which drafted a "comprehensive" amnesty bill. He peddled the Gang's bill to conservatives by hiding the fact that it granted illegal aliens immediate legal status, a path to citizenship, and total amnesty from employment-related felonies......

Charlotte Observer        
Charlotte considers IDs for illegals 
Creating a new municipal ID for undocumented immigrants has some support on the Charlotte City Council, though there are some unanswered questions, including how the city would pay for it in a difficult budget year. -- The city's Immigrant Integration Task Force made a number of recommendations to council members Monday, including the ID, which supporters say would help immigrants handle day-to-day tasks......

Josh Blackman -- National Review         
Obama: Giving Immigrants Work Permits Is "Vital for National Security" 
....This Rube Goldbergesque contortion of logic, premised on a “complete abdication” of the law, is the best defense the Justice Department can muster for why this policy should go into effect immediately. If you believe that this was the real reason behind DAPA --- and not a scheme to implement an immigration policy that Congress expressly rejected --- then I have a bridge to sell you. While Congress generally has broad latitude in choosing the means to accomplish legitimate policy goals, the executive, when acting unilaterally to disregard the law, should not receive such deference. This national-security smokescreen should be rejected by the courts......

Breitbart         
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......

Breitbart         
Cruz: 'We Need to Reassemble the Reagan Coalition' to Win in 2016 
n an exclusive interview with Breitbart News right after his presidential campaign announcement speech here at Liberty University, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that in order to win in 2016, he plans to “reassemble” the coalition that propelled Ronald Reagan to victory in 1980. -- “I believe 2016 is going to be an election like 1980 and I agree with Ronald Reagan that the way we win is to paint with bold colors not with pale pastels,” Cruz told Breitbart News.....

Breitbart         
Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon: Glenn Beck is Right in His Bill of Indictment of the GOP 
Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon says Glenn Beck is correct in his bill of particulars indicting the GOP. -- Bannon spoke on Sirius XM's “Breitbart News Sunday” radio program, during his interview of Breitbart contributor Michael Patrick Leahy. Leahy wrote an article Sunday which showed most conservatives support Glenn Beck's recent counter attack on Karl Rove and the Republican establishment......

The Blaze        
Is the Obama administration protecting criminal aliens from deportation? Republicans demand answers 
Republicans in the House and Senate are demanding more details about the more than 2,000 criminal aliens that were arrested earlier this month, including how many of them have asked the Obama administration for --- and how many might still receive --- protection from deportation. -- GOP members are asking more questions after it was reported last week that of the 2,059 criminal aliens who were arrested as part of a nation-wide sweep called Operation Cross Check.....

March 23, 2015

Washington Times Editorial         
Immigration out of control 
Statistics can be a cure for insomnia, but sometimes they can deliver the jolt of a thunderclap. Here's a thunderclap with a number on it: 165,527. That's the number of illegals in the United States who have been convicted of a crime and were turned loose by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security......

Fox News Latino        
"Latino groups" reject Cruz's candidacy saying he's "anti-immigrant" 
Two Latino groups on Monday rejected the presidential candidacy of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, saying that he could alienate Hispanics from that party even more given his "anti-immigrant" stance and his rejection of President Barack Obama's executive action measures on behalf of undocumented immigrants [read: illegal aliens]......

My Fox Houston        
Hispanic activists organizing In support of tougher immigration laws 
Pedro Rivera is 53 years old, Hispanic, and a retired military man. He's also part of a growing number of Hispanic Texans pushing for stronger immigration enforcement, including the passage of SB 185, which would stop cities from implementing policies banning local cops from asking immigration-related questions......

Edmond Sun       
Inhofe says "catch and release" policy must change 
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe issued a statement of concern that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released back to the United States 30,558 immigrants with criminal records. -- “It is time the Obama Administration addresses a dangerous immigration loophole that is allowing criminal aliens to be released back into the United States when their country of origin rejects a deportation request,” Inhofe said......

Capt. William E. Simpson -- Western Journalism         
H-1B Immigration Battle: Ignorance Has A Severe Penalty 
The Senate Judiciary Committee has recently been conducting hearings into Obama's lawless immigration reform and amnesty. And low and behold, the American technology workers (‘techies') who thought it would be cool to elect a slick street-activist to the presidency are now whining because now, they're losing their jobs to immigrant workers who will do the same hi-tech work for less money! If you want to really understand why this is happening, you simply need to follow the money since it always leads to who is benefiting the most......

Joel Gehrke -- National Review        
Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists Are 'Here in the United States'
ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult” for them to stage an attack. “Well, we have the foreign fighters. There are about 30,000 of them, 5,000 with Western passports. According to the DNI, Clapper, 180 have returned or gone to the region......

Breitbart         
Rush: Cruz Speech 'Really Resonated With Me,' 'Great Start' 
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh stated that Ted Cruz's presidential announcement speech “really resonated with me,” predicted “this is going to resonate with people when they hear it,” and declared Cruz's speech “a great, great start” on Monday. -- Limbaugh said that Cruz's statement, “imagine it's 1775 and you and I were sitting there in Richmond, listening to Patrick Henry say ‘give me liberty, or give me death,' imagine it's 1776.....

Breitbart         
Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Campaign at Christian University 
Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) formally announced his 2016 presidential bid at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. -- Vowing to “re-ignite the promise of America,” Cruz said, “God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe god isn't done with America yet. I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America. And that is why today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States. It is a time for truth. It is a time for liberty......

L. Todd Wood -- Western Journalism       
Unbelievable -- Police Hiring Immigrants With Obama Work Permits As Officers 
How would you like it if you were pulled over and you found out the police officer who gave you the ticket wasn't even a U.S. citizen? -- Now let's take this a step further: what if you found out that the officer until recently was an illegal alien but was given a work permit by President Obama via his illegal executive amnesty? -- Whoa!.....

Judicial Watch        
Sen. Durbin Used Race to Block "Especially Dangerous" Latino Judicial Nominee 
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin has a lot of nerve to accuse Republicans of racism for delaying President Obama's nominee for Attorney General considering he's the only sitting senator who actually opposed a candidate specifically because of race. In fact, the veteran lawmaker referred to the judicial nominee as “especially dangerous” for, among other things, being “Latino.”.....

Washington Times        
Hispanics demand more Latinos on Sunday political talk shows 
Hispanic groups are accusing the major broadcast networks of discrimination in the Sunday political talk shows, arguing in a letter Monday that the programs don't include enough Latino guests nor give enough attention to Hispanics' issues. -- Using a report by Media Matters, a press watchdog that generally defends Democratic politicians, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) said just 7 percent of guests on Sunday political talk shows were Hispanic......

Pedro Gonzales -- American Thinker        
Jeb Bush's immigration 'act of love' 
Remember when Jeb Bush said illegal immigration is an "act of love"? At the time I heard it, I thought it was odd. You could say that immigrants are coming here in search of jobs, or a better life, even thought they are breaking the law in doing so (which doesn't justify their actions, but it explains motivations). But instead, Jeb chose the odd phrase "an act of love.".....

John Miano -- CIS.org        
Senate: No Consensus on Protecting American Workers 
I testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers. It was a great honor to be invited. However, participating in an event like this highlights the growing isolation between Washington and the rest of America. -- At one time there was a consensus that American citizens should come first under our immigration laws. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that preserving jobs for American workers is a primary purpose of our immigration laws; see, for instance Reno v. Flores, 507 U.S. 292, 334 (1993)......

Allan Wall -- VDare.com       
Memo From Middle America: The Coming Black-Hispanic Crack-Up 
The Main Stream Media is eagerly looking forward to the day when white people will be a minority and we'll enjoy an egalitarian utopia. But the truth is that there will be more racial conflict, not less, after the hated white majority is dispossessed. And some of the best evidence for this can be found in the comment sections of Spanish-language news......

Ian Smith -- National Review        
Dems: Let's Trust Illegal Aliens to Follow the Law on Voting 
A major voting-law case that the Supreme Court looks likely to take next term, Kobach v. Election Assistance Commission, sets out a dispute between states and the federal government over whether Kansas can require inclusion of a proof-of-citizenship requirement on the National Mail Voter Registration Form. As the name suggests, this form is a single document that can be used nationwide to register to vote, with varying instructions for each state; the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is a federal agency whose responsibilities include creating and administering this form......

Breitbart         
Cruz Strikes Back Against Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown 
On Breitbart News Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) as a global warming “alarmist” who does not want to confront scientific data that undercuts his preferred narrative. -- Brown had earlier declared that Cruz was “unfit” to run for office for not blindly accepting the theory of global warming as an undisputed fact......

Breitbart         
Ted Cruz: 'Courageous Conservatives' Can 'Reignite the Promise of America' 
On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is expected to be the first candidate to formally enter the 2016 campaign on Monday at Liberty University, called on “courageous conservatives” to help take back the country from elites who place their faith in government instead of the American people......

Washington Times        
Obama dealt series of setbacks on immigration, takes fire from all sides
President Obama's immigration policies suffered a rough week, faltering in the courts, taking fire on Capitol Hill, angering his political base and even having his own deportation chief undercut his message as he struggles to find a middle-ground path to overhaul the nation's immigration system......

NVO News         
Obama executive order, E-Verify option and judge's threat of action 
Immigration reform is increasingly getting complicated in the US. While millions of people thought that they were going to benefit from Obama's executive order that bypassed Republican dominated Senate and the Congress, the dream seems to have been shattered. -- Not just Republicans approached the court against the executive order, the judge suspended Obama executive order temporarily.....



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