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Illegal Immigrants: Mexico Upset
National Guard Sent To Texas Border

Inquisitr -- August 20, 2014   
    Mexico is upset that Governor Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border to stop illegal immigrants from crossing into Texas. A statement from Mexico's Foreign Ministry said in no uncertain terms that the country "rejects" tactics being used to secure the border.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been very vocal in his opposition to President Barack Obama's handling of the border crisis. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, approximately 60,000 illegal immigrants have come across the Mexican border already this year. According to a Pew report based upon government statistics, about one-third of the illegal aliens are minors.
    Of the minors, the significant portion is young males between the ages of 12 and 17. U.S. Border Patrol agents have no way to verify that the young men claiming to be "children" are truly under the age of 18. MS-13, a violent drug gang, is reportedly known to recruit adolescents to work for the cartel.

ABP COMMENT: All the evidence is right in front of them, but Fox News refuses to tell its viewers that we are being invaded by Mexico.

August 21, 2014 -- 10:35 AM PDT

Poll: Solve illegal border surge by sending kids home
An overwhelming percentage of voters say it's better to send illegal immigrant children surging across the border back home, rather than trying to house them in the U.S., said a new Republican poll released Tuesday. -- And voters also take a dim view of having President Obama act on his own to try to fix immigration policy, with nearly three-quarters saying he should instead find ways to work with Congress, according to the survey by the Polling Company Inc.......

Latin Post       
Immigration Reform Update: Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says US 'Can't Allow' Amnesty    
Based on polling data, Joe Miller is in third place for the Alaska Republican Senate nomination, but it hasn't deterred the candidate from changing his stance on immigration. -- Miller's campaign previously distributed fliers depicting undocumented immigrants as Hispanic gang members, which brought criticism even from his Republican challengers. Miller defended the fliers stating, "It's the truth," during a debate with former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.......

Marietta Daily Journal       
Cobb Sheriff on Obama's Immigration Policy: It "Sucks"   
Sheriff Neil Warren has one word for the Obama administration's policy on immigration. -- It “sucks,” he told about 40 people gathered at the Cobb GOP headquarters Tuesday night for the Cobb Regional Republican Women's monthly meeting. -- Warren said the administration is choosing to selectively enforce immigration laws in hopes to garner favors with the Hispanic population to secure votes, and has intentionally undermined immigration enforcement.......

Imperial Valley Press         
LTE: Are signs supposed to be hanging on border fence?   
Does the United States have any authority over what is placed on the border fence in Mexico? Why hasn't anyone done anything to have Mexican authorities remove publicity signs placed along the international boundary fence on Mexico's side? It obstructs Border Patrol agents and its putting additional weight on our defense line. DHS, can you please answer if anything is done to have them removed, and who gave out these permits? That publicity company is charging quite a lot of money for those signs.......

Cross border drug tunnel found, pot seized
Nogales, Ariz. -- One person was arrested and nearly 235 pounds of marijuana was seized after Border Patrol agents discovered a tunnel near a southern Arizona port. -- The incomplete, cross-border tunnel was found on Aug. 7 by Nogales Station agents, who saw freshly disturbed dirt and rocks in the immediate area. -- The tunnel was full of water when agents came across it about 100 yards west of the DeConcini Port of Entry. -- It extended 42 feet into the U.S., measured 2 1/2' wide by 3' tall and was equipped with electrical wiring and ventilation pipes.......

Cherokee Tribune        
D. A. King: Georgia not ready for Obama-built immigration crisis   
After three years of silence on immigration in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal fired off an angry letter to President Barack Obama late last month concerning 1,154 illegal alien “unaccompanied minors” being secretly shipped to Georgia. He says some legislators are complaining about increased school enrollments. -- It seems that Deal is upset that President Obama didn't inform him the governor's about the influx of new illegal aliens.......

KQED -- San Francisco        
Fresno Considers Ending Health Services for illegals   
Brandon Hauk's job is about to get a lot harder. The health of about 7,000 patients he helps at Clinica Sierra Vista in Fresno is in the hands of the county board of supervisors – they are set to vote Tuesday whether or not to shut down a program that covers specialty care for the undocumented. -- Hauk doesn't want to think about how he's going to explain that to people when their primary care doctor says they need to see a cardiologist, pulmonologist, or endocrinologist......

The Blaze       
Border Officials Say They Don't Know Who's Actually Crossing Into the U.S.: 'We're Struggling to Determine Who Is Really Who'   
The same U.S. border sector that's seen tens of thousands of Latin American immigrants illegally stream into the United States has also been the site of crossings by people from nations with links to terrorism, raising serious national security concerns among Border Patrol agents who say they are ill-equipped to handle them. -- Border Patrol agents say they are unable to determine the true intentions or even the precise nationality of the “OTMs,” or “Other Than Mexicans,” frequently apprehended and then simply released into the United States, a Department of Homeland Security official said. Immigrants from China, India, Pakistan and Yemen have all been caught at the border.......

New York Times        
Advocates Seek to Delay Deportations for Millions   
Eleven people living in the United States illegally, including a high-profile activist, plan to apply for deportation deferrals on Wednesday as part of an effort to pressure President Obama to include many millions of immigrants in any executive action to reduce deportations. -- The coordinated effort was organized by Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino who is a well-known leader of the immigrant rights movement, after he was briefly detained in South Texas in July.......

Washington Times         
Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected   
When Mitt Romney stumped here Tuesday for a trio of Republican candidates for Congress, the event had all the trappings of a “Romney for President” rally. -- The crowd chanted, “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” They applauded loudest when the 2012 Republican standard-bearer took center stage, eclipsing the three Republican candidates who actually will be on West Virginia ballots in November.......

Illegal aliens on run from Border Patrol start fire on Texas ranch   
Houston -- A group of illegal aliens and their smuggler started a massive grass fire on a ranch in South Texas after being pursued by agents from the U.S. Border Patrol. The fire began at the end of a chase when the car carrying the illegal aliens left the roadway in what is known as a bailout. The car came to a stop on some dry grass and caught fire from the heat of the exhaust system as the occupants scattered into the brush.......

74% disapprove of potential executive amnesty   
A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, similar to what occurred between 1915-1964, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased......

Associated Press      
Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration   
President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.......

Ring of Fire Radio         
Obama Makes Wrong Turn On Immigration (VIDEO)   
President Obama recently announced that he would be moving forward with immigration policy without help from obstructionists in the Republican Party. That's great news. The only problem is that he's now reached out to corporate America for help – a group that wants to bring in all the cheap labor that our country can handle.......

Illegal Alien Kills Two, Shielded From Deportation   
A beneficiary of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who killed two children in a hit and run accident has been released from jail and will be able to return to the the protections of the program, according to OregonLive.com.......

Lubbock Online      
Jones: Stopping border 'invasion', maintaining local control over water among priorities    
Austin -- Former Rep. Delwin Jones served 30 years in the Texas House of Representatives during two stints — the first eight as a Democrat and the last 22 as a Republican, Jones, whom Rep. Charles Perry ousted in the 2010 Republican primary, hopes to return to Austin — now as a member of the Texas Senate. And he is counting on his legislative experience to win the District 28 seat Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan held for 18 years.......

The Blaze         
More Trouble for Eric Holder? Judge Resurrects Fast and Furious Scandal With Order Against DOJ    
A federal judge resurrected the dormant Fast and Furious scandal by ordering the Justice Department to provide additional documents to House investigators probing the botched gun walking program. -- federal judge resurrected the dormant Fast and Furious scandal by ordering the Justice Department to provide additional documents to House investigators probing the botched gun walking program.......

August 20, 2014

Ryan Lovelace -- National Review        
Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School 
Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online. -- “Some of them have had gray hair and they're telling you that they're 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”......

American Border Patrol        
A  94-year-old prophecy is fulfilled  
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. -- On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron." --- H.L.  Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

American Border Patrol        
Chief of U.S. Border Patrol Challenged
We discovered that the Fisher video link was broken. Here is a brief repeat of the story. -- Back in 2011 Border Patrol Chief Fisher testified that National Guard people "are put up on a high point with optics -- daytime and nighttime capability -- to inform the Border Patrol where activity is." --The Guard outposts ABP saw (and we think we saw all of them) did not have electrical power that would be needed for nighttime capability - and we saw no optics other than binoculars and a small spotter scope.

Investors.com Editorial        
White House Courts Business On Immigration For Political Purposes  
Imperial Presidency: Secret scheming between the White House and Big Business on immigration is all about political cover for unconstitutional executive action. Cheap labor now isn't worth socialism tomorrow. -- If high-tech giants such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Accenture endorse President Obama's impending executive orders giving amnesty to multitudes of illegal aliens without congressional assent, America will in essence have become the corporatocracy the Saul Alinskys of the world have always claimed they fear....

Jenny Beth Martin -- Investors.com        
Obama May Use Executive Order On Amnesty 
There are a lot of good reasons for President Obama to steer clear of executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. -- An early August Reuters/Ipsos survey shows an astonishing 77% of Americans believe illegal immigration threatens American beliefs and customs, with another 63% saying illegal immigration puts a burden on our economy.....

Rush Limbaugh        
Amnesty: End of the Line for GOP   
RUSH: I'm not kidding you, folks, if they get amnesty, amnesty is Democrat Party control for a generation. I mean, barring some unforeseen, unpredictable event, you have to conclude, educated guess, that newly arrived poor, uneducated, unskilled people equal Democrat voters, and -- (interruption) Well, I was just asked a question, "What about all the Democrat Senators who fear that kind of move?"......

Border Patrol Agent: Cross-Border Shootings, Incursions by Mexican Officials Common   
Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera reported that Mexican officials commonly cross the U.S. border and that there are “a lot” of cross-border shootings on Tuesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.......

Week In Review 
If an upstanding U.S. citizen leaves her child in the car for three minutes while fetching take-out supper or dry-cleaned clothing, she stands a good chance of getting prosecuted for a felony. If an amoral parent from Honduras abandons her children for several years to enter the U.S. illegally, she gets a sympathetic writeup from the Associated Press. -- Denia Zelaya, the Honduran mother who left her 13-year-old daughter to be raped by gangbangers, should be shot. And then deported. Much like the title character in the 2004 movie “Maria Full of Grace,” her moral code can be summed up as Looking Out For Number One........ (H/T to David C)

The Hill       
Sessions to Obama: No more foreign worker visas    
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said President Obama is meeting with corporate lobbyists in an effort to issue an executive order granting 100,000 additional guest worker visas. -- “We have communities throughout America that are barely scraping by. Tens of millions of Americans are on welfare, unemployment, and public assistance,” Sessions said on Monday. “Yet the White House and their Senate Majority seem more concerned about the economic demands of large corporations, or the citizens of other countries, than about getting our own citizens back to work.”......

The Blaze         
Border agents arrest Central American sex offenders with criminal records in the U.S.   
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that border agents near Eagle Pass, Texas arrested two illegal immigrants from Central America who were later discovered to be sex offenders with U.S. criminal records. -- While the two men were caught, the arrests will likely be seen by some Republicans a sign that it is too easy for people with criminal records to move back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico. Many Republicans have argued that the failure to secure the border is making it too easy for illegal immigrants to enter the country and commit crimes against U.S. citizens......

Latino Post       
Mexican Cartels Recruiting Central American Immigrant Children for Drug Business, According to US Senator   
While the focus on America's borders continues to escalate, one Senator believes he knows the cause behind the mass influx of Central American children into the nation: drug cartels. -- Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas told a group of oil executives on Monday that Mexico’s notorious drug cartels are recruiting Central American children to enter the U.S. to become part of their lucrative drug enterprise.......

Religion & Politics        
Amnesty Is Not the Answer Without Genuine Border Security    
Over the last several years numerous prominent evangelical officials and agencies have assertively advocated mass legalization of illegal immigrants as a biblical imperative. They joined more liberal Mainline Protestant agencies and officials, who have for many years urged this same policy. Both liberal Protestants and evangelicals frequently cited Old Testament commands to offer hospitality to strangers as their theological justification for sweeping immigration legislation.......

American Border Patrol       
Obama Camouflage   
When Obama deployed the National Guard to the Arizona border he had them use a new type of camouflage that confused illegal aliens into thinking they were just normal campers. See for yourself.......

August 19, 2014

James Walsh -- NewsMax        
Obama's Rhetorical Immigration Hash  
Back in April 2011, Ruben Navarrette, Jr., a Hispanic journalist and television commentator, wrote: “More and more Latinos are wising up to President Obama's phony immigration two-step.” -- Obama panders to Latinos by criticizing Republicans for being too tough on immigration enforcement while pandering to non-Latinos by sounding tough on deportations. Navarrette concluded, “So it is no wonder that Obama is left with this rhetorical hash, and words that don't match his actions.”........

White House meets with big biz on immigration  
Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. -- Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board........

Human Smuggler and Illegal Immigrants Busted Deep Inside Texas  
Falfurrias, Texas -- A pursuit by U.S. Border Patrol and deputies from the Brooks County Sheriff's Office resulted in the capture of a human smuggler and his cargo of illegal immigrants -- approximately 90 miles into Texas. The vehicle had already dropped off a group of illegal immigrants in the ranch fields near the town of Encino, Texas, just south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint, before being captured........

Report: After WH Meets with Big Biz, Obama May Use Exec Actions to Increase Guest-Worker Visas  
After White House officials reportedly met with big-business groups, President Barack Obama is considering executive actions that will give them more guest-worker visas in the high-tech and low-skilled sectors. -- This may come on top of Obama's potential grants of amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country.......

Norman Blanchette (LTE) -- Lowell (Mass.) Sun    
Our country's immigration policy is more like the open-door policy  
If I hear the phrase "comprehensive immigration reform" one more time I think my head will explode. -- Notice the politicians who throw this phrase around never explain what comprehensive immigration reform really means. I guess we're all suppose to believe this will end all our immigration problems. I don't believe that for a second.......

Derrick Morgan -- Daily Signal     
Four Reasons Not to Issue Executive Amnesty   
President Barack Obama is reportedly considering using prosecutorial discretion to effectively legalize millions of illegal immigrants. -- He shouldn't, for four reasons: 1. It would be an abuse of executive power for Obama to grant millions of illegal immigrants amnesty. The level of immigration should be determined democratically through our elected representatives, particularly Congress, which has authority to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”.......

Borderland Beat    
Mexico Rejects Need for US Travel Warnings --- Safer Than the U.S.?  
Mexico's government questioned the travel alert issued by the United States in which it cites warnings of the risk of violence prevailing in 19 states. Mexico's position is that the information must be contextualized and detailed to be useful to US countrymen. -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) pointed out that the security strategy of President Enrique Peña Nieto has achieved "impressive results", as reflected in the reduction of 22 percent in the number of incidents of kidnapping, compared to last year........

Sections Of Nearly Half Of Mexican States Considered Risky For American Travelers By The U.S. Government  
Although millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, Americans have been the target of violent crimes, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states, the State Department said in a Travel Warning issued on August 15........

Farmington (NM) Daily Times Editorial       
Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama
When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer. -- Obama hasn't spelled out his plans, but the smoke signals from the White House suggest he's mulling a broader version of the 2012 executive decree that lifted the threat of deportation for thousands of immigrant children brought here illegally by their parents.......

WJLA -- Washington       
FAIR: Federal government spends $6B a year on medical care for illegals 
A local medical center that treats undocumented children is seeing a costly surge in patients. -- Federal authorities say 63,000 undocumented children have come into the United States across its southern border and have been apprehended since last October.-- Federal authorities say 63,000 undocumented children have come into the United States across its southern border and have been apprehended since last October. When they arrive in the U.S., these children need help, and several local agencies are struggling to keep up.......

Feds buy border fence for nowhere near Mexico 
The U.S. Department of State recently purchased 2,500 spools of Concertina razor wire to complete a border fence that online distance calculators determine is over 6,600 miles away from the Rio Grande. -- Instead of completing the still unfinished border fence dividing Mexico from the United States, the $435,000 contract is designated to purchase fencing for the border between Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula........

August 18, 2014

American Border Patrol        
ABP Visitors Seen from Drone 
Visitors to ABP can be seen in this view from an electric drone taken Saturday. "I am not sure if the US Border Patrol agent in the photos was aware of who he was having his picture taken with," said Glenn Spencer of ABP - who was operating the drone........

BizPac Review#lt  e 
Pelosi's amnesty-for-aliens push has weak Senate Dems terrified   
The Democratic Party is sending its base decidedly mixed messages, with senators scampering for their electoral lives getting ambushed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's call for “the broadest possible executive amnesty. -- ”Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, both from conservative-leaning states, have recoiled from the thought of President Obama extending amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal aliens in the United States with the stroke of his pen.......

MagicValley.com#lt  e 
Group Protests Illegal Immigration   
As BASE jumpers prepared their parachutes at the I.B. Perrine Memorial Bridge and kayakers floated the Snake River below, drivers honked and waved at protesters near the canyon rim's scenic overlook. -- About a dozen members of the conservative group “Overpasses for America: Idaho” gathered at the north end of the bridge Saturday to raise awareness of national issues that concern them........

American Border Patrol Photo of the Day         
Breakfast at Glenn's   
Southern Arizona is known for its bird population. These hummingbirds, which winter south of the border, are having breakfast at Glenn Spencer's house near the San Pedro River. Since they cross the border in the summer, he lovingly calls them "illegal avians.".......

TribLive.com#lt  e 
More foreign aid is no answer to border problem   
To attack the “root” of the ongoing border crisis, the U.S. needs to make a larger investment in Central America — say, about $2 billion more, says Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. -- That would be “more profitable than investing it on border security or on border control with Mexico,” Mr. Molina tells The Washington Post. .......

HHS Transferring Illegal Unaccompanied Minors with Potential MS-13 Ties to Gang Stronghold Cities   
Reports show the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is transferring thousands of unaccompanied illegal minors, some of whom have already been identified as gang members by U.S. Border Patrol agents, to large U.S. cities that rank among the top strongholds of the American gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.......

James Jay Carafano -- Washington Examiner 
An Obama amnesty isn't fair and won't solve the immigration crisis    
It would be the biggest change to the enforcement of immigration law in 20 years. -- To bring lawmakers on board, the president worked the phone. He buttonholed senators.-- It was 2007. President George W. Bush's proposal to grant amnesty to millions unlawfully present in the United States was up for a vote........

Kids 'forced to swim Rio Grande as diversion'    
In an effort to divert Border Patrol from their smuggling, Mexican drug cartels are forcing children and other illegal immigrants from Central America to swim across the Rio Grande, at the risk of drowning, rather than cross a bridge and surrender to U.S. authorities, according to a veteran Border Patrol agent......


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