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Arizona Republic -- August 31, 2014  
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is insisting he hasn't given up on comprehensive immigration reform, but says he and his fellow supporters may need to bow to a political reality: that increased border security will have to come before other programs such as a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are already in the country.
    McCain, R-Ariz., adjusted his position to emphasize the immediate need for border security earlier this month, leading critics to pan him for seemingly abandoning the far-reaching bipartisan immigration legislation that he helped negotiate last year as part of the U.S. Senate's "Gang of Eight." [...]
    "I still want the bill passed, and I am totally in support of comprehensive immigration reform, but we've got to get the portion of border security done," McCain told The Arizona Republic on Friday. [...]
    "It's recognition that the reality of immigration reform is that people now are demanding that we secure the border first," McCain said. "And we can do it within a couple years, but people have lost all confidence in our ability to secure the border and we have to show them that. It's just a political reality."
    McCain said he now believes it may be necessary to demonstrate that the U.S. Border Patrol can meet security benchmarks of "90 percent effective control" and "100 percent situational awareness." It could be done in a couple of years, he said.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol   
It's proof that the people want     
In 2007, Sen. Elizabeth Dole said: "My view, my strong view, is that it is proof that people want..." -- She went on to say that we needed a metric that proved that the border is secure. Her speech helped defeat amnesty. -- Seven years later, McCain now says the people are demanding that we secure the border first. It's proof that the border is secure that the people want, Senator.


September 1, 2014
Labor Day

London Telegraph         
A veteran Conservative MP has claimed that Enoch Powell was right to warn against immigration in his controversial "rivers of blood" speech
Sir Gerald Howarth, a former defence minister, said that the Tory MP was correct in saying that the influx of immigrants of a "non-Christian" faith has presented a "challenge" to British society. -- In a letter to a constituent, Sir Gerald said that the Trojan Horse plot in which extremists attempted to take over schools in Birmingham highlighted the problems......

Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard         
Immigration judges' union advocates for independent, stand-alone court to rule on deportations   
(AP) -- The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday. -- Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said immigration judges act as arbiters in deportation cases being argued by Homeland Security Department lawyers but judges also are treated as attorneys for the government......

From Oregon -- Letters        
Oregonians Concerned About the Illegal Immigration Nightmare   
The president, in my opinion, has committed a traitorous act. By his actions, he is allowing access on our southern border by all comers, including terrorists, drug dealers, gang members, and countless unsponsored men, women and children. -- His foreign policy is just as anti-American, by allowing Iran ample time to successfully build an atomic bomb that would put every country, including ours, at the risk of total annihilation......

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol        
Photo of the Day   
I work at my desk just north of the border. On occasion I can hear a US Border Patrol helicopter fly over. Sometimes it sounds as if they are in search mode Today was one of those times. I took this photo this morning. It shows a US CBP helicopter flying low over the San Pedro River. Believe me, the only time they do this is when they are in hot pursuit of someone. I could see dust clouds coming up from the dirt road next to the river. -- I don't know what happened next, or who they were chasing. Was it ISIS?.....

Daily Caller      
Dem Pollster Admits Obama's Amnesty For Illegals 'Would Not Be A Positive' For Dem Candidates   
Democratic pollster Mark Mellman admitted on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants “would not be a positive” for Democratic candidates in competitive races this fall. -- Mellman spoke to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about the Democrats’ prospects in the November midterm elections, with Wallace asking specifically how the White House's rumored plan to grant legal status to as many as 6 million illegal immigrants would affect the outcome.......

Valley Morning Star       
Ranchers deal with illegal alien traffic    
Rancher Danny Butler offers water to undocumented immigrants while his cousin says he’s arming ranch hands as gun-toting human smugglers cross his land. -- Last month, rancher Frank Yturria, Butler’s cousin, said he was arming his ranch hands as armed smugglers were cutting fences, tearing down gates and breaking water lines as they crossed more undocumented immigrants onto his land.......

Marietta Daily Journal        
D. A. King: Obama amnesty plan a 'security nightmare'   
It has come to our attention many readers are unaware last year the Obama administration released 169 illegal aliens from deportation proceedings who have already been convicted of “homicide-related crimes” in the U.S. Yes, some of these individuals are murderers.......

NewsMax         
D'Souza: Obama Exploits America's Decency for Political Gain   
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza says the illegal immigration crisis as an example of how the Obama administration is exploiting American good will for political gain. -- "Our political leadership has been signaling that it's not serious about locking the border, and moreover it wants to give amnesty to lawbreakers in the country," D'Souza, who served in the Reagan White House, told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Fox News program on Saturday night.......

Carl Prine -- TribLive.com         
White House threat sparks call for wider immigration debate   
With the White House drafting a plan to let as many as 9 million illegal immigrants stay in the United States, some lawmakers and criminologists are calling for wider debate on enforcing federal residency laws. -- President Obama has threatened to spare about 80 percent of the nation's undocumented adult workers from deportation proceedings as soon as this week......

David Limbaugh -- GOPUSA         
Obama About to Fire His Smoking Gun Again   
Those who think that either the Constitution or possible negative consequences to the Democratic Party will deter President Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration policy probably still don't understand what makes this man tick. -- The main things that drive him are his own interests -- whether political or legacy -- and his own ideological goals......

The Hill        
Seven influential voices shaping the immigration debate   
Even the most ardent immigrant rights advocates are saying it: Reform legislation is dead this year --- and for the foreseeable future. -- With that in mind, all eyes have shifted to the White House, where President Obama is weighing unilateral changes to his immigration policies in the face of congressional inaction......

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol         
Senator Dole and the Two-Mile Fence
During a speech on the Senate floor, that some say stopped amnesty in its tracks, Senator Elizabeth Dole complained that only two miles of the promised 700-mile border fence had been built. That was June 28, 2007. -- Ten days earlier, June 18, she used the same stat in an Op-Ed piece in the Charlotte Observer. -- No one, including the Department of Homeland Security, challenged her stat. Maybe that's because she got it from a reliable organization that did actual aerial surveys of the border and published its results. (Look at the very bottom) -- Dole spoke the truth about the border. That is why the Democrat machine went after her with a vengeance in 2008.

August 31, 2014

Breitbart         
King: Executive Amnesty Would Create 'Constitutional Crisis'    
If President Obama moves forward with executive amnesty it would send the country into a “constitutional crisis” that would require Republicans have all possible tools at their disposal to confront it, according to Iowa Republican Steve King.......

Breitbart         
Texas: ISIS Terrorists Interested in Obama's Open Border with Mexico
America is about to get a fresh supply of “unaccompanied minors”. They won’t however be coming for the free stuff. -- Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.......

Daily Caller        
Agency Wants To Extend Worker Protections To Illegal Aliens   
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made a pledge Friday to help ensure immigrant workers are protected under the law, including those who may be in this country illegally. -- The EEOC and the Mexican foreign affairs ministry signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” promising education programs and outreach to aid immigrant workers.......

Los Angeles Times     
On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?   
President Obama and his team spent hours last week deliberating over how and when to fulfill his promise to use his executive power to change the immigration system. They pored over legal precedent and policy data and debated political fallout. -- But none of their analysis could answer the question that his decision may turn on: Does the president want to shape his legacy, or the next election?.....

Wall Street Journal      
Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order 
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.......

Breitbart         
Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schools   
What was a crisis on America's southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country. -- Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. in recent months, and those not being held in health department-run facilities have in many cases been sent to live with sponsors, who are typically extended family members. ......

Conservative HQ        
Illegal Immigration Is NOT a Victimless Crime   
Advocates of open borders insist on portraying the illegal aliens flooding into America as downtrodden economic refugees who just want to come here to work, but yesterday we told you that some 29 percent of those incarcerated in US prisons (about a half-million inmates) are illegal aliens, so clearly illegal border crossing is not a victimless crime as President Obama has tried to present it.......

Conservative HQ         
The Party of Amnesty Is Not the Working Man’s Friend 
The Democratic Party has long portrayed itself as taking the same place in the American political marketplace as do the Labor parties of Europe – but the policies that today’s Democratic Party advocates, especially its embrace of amnesty and benefits for illegal aliens, bear little relationship to the day-to-day concerns of working Americans. -- And today’s workers are starting to catch on that the Party of Amnesty is not the working man’s friend......

Fox News Latino       
After Heated Debate, California Town Rejects Becoming Immigrant 'Sanctuary'   
After a heated municipal meeting that even required police to show up to quell tensions, officials of Riverside, Calif. rejected a proposal this week to declare the city a sanctuary for immigrants. -- The proposal, in the form of a non-binding resolution by Councilman Andy Melendrez, called for the city to support humanitarian assistance for recent immigrants, as well as not take actions that would delve into the federal matter of immigration.......

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner      
Illegal alien has raped multiple women in North Carolina and Virginia  
Last week, Lesibe Simon Matsoake was convicted in Dare County Superior Court of first-degree rape and sentenced to between 20 and 25 years in prison. The rape took place in Kill Devil Hills on June 10, 2003. -- The South African national has been charged with four other rapes, which were committed between 2003 and 2006. One of those occurred in Duck, NC, while three more took place in Virginia Beach......

Jim Kouri -- The Examiner        
Illegal alien amnesty not Islamic terrorism Obama's top priority 
While the world continues to fret over the power and cruelty being shown by groups such as Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, Hamas and other terrorist organizations, President Barack Obama appears more concerned with his illegal immigration policy and its political ramifications, according to news outlets on Friday......

August 30, 2014

Albuquerque Journal       
Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration    
With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. -- Obama raised the slim hope that Congress could take action on a broad immigration overhaul after the midterm elections in November. He said that if lawmakers did not pass an overhaul, “I’m going to do what I can to make sure the system works better.”......

Catholic.org        
Classic Cloward-Piven: Here's the simple reason why Obama is breaking the immigration system in the USA   
You can't fix something unless you break it first. This appears to be what Obama has done to the U.S. immigration system. Political analysts now expect that Obama will use the current immigration crisis to overhaul the system into something he likes. But more importantly, there's every reason to believe he broke the system deliberately.......

Atlanta Journal-Constitution         
Feds: Atlanta area counties received hundreds of immigrant children
DeKalb County has become the top destination in Georgia for unaccompanied immigrant children and teenagers who are being apprehended on the U.S.-Mexico border, a new federal report shows. -- During the first seven months of this year, federal authorities placed 347 of the boys and girls in the care of sponsors in DeKalb. Gwinnett County has received the second highest number in Georgia at 266 followed by Cobb County, 138; Hall County, 85; Cherokee County, 65; and Fulton County, 64.......

Joe Guzzardi -- Red Bluff Daily News        
Four ways amnesty would hurt Americans   
White House insiders confidently predict that President Obama will soon issue an executive order that will grant deferred action to up to 5 million illegal aliens. -- Here are four major, indisputable reasons why Obama's callous, politically motivated move would irreparably harm Americans.......

Conn Carroll -- Townhall.com        
Have Republicans Already Caved on Obama's Executive Amnesty?  
President Obama, The Week's Marc Ambinder reports, is considering announcing a temporary executive amnesty for up to 8 million illegal immigrants sometime around mid-September. The timing, Ambinder reports, is in part designed to provoke Republicans into initiating another government shutdown, which could help Democrats at the polls this November......

Breitbart         
Jeff Sessions: Pro-Amnesty Candidate Must Not Get GOP Nomination in 2016    
On Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said a pro-amnesty candidate must not get the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, indicating that he may play an active role in ensuring that immigration remains a significant issue during the primary season and that the interests of American workers are heard......

Florida Times-Union -- Jacksonville        
The impacts of massive illegal immigration    
In a report from the Border Patrol, according to The Associated Press, approximately 90,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children may enter the U.S. during 2014 unless something is done about it......

James Oliphant -- National Journal      
The White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigration   
The White House appears to be moving full-speed ahead on an executive order that would provide widespread protection to illegal immigrants from deportation, Republicans --- and maybe some Democrats --- be damned. -- Those close to the process expect an order in the first few weeks of September --- and expect it, in the words of one immigration advocate, to be "significant.".....

Associated Press         
Mexican government crackdown stems flow of children into US 
Chahuites, Oax., Mex -- Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route...... ABP Note: Mexico was caught revealing their true nature - Reconquista - and they know it.

Rush Limbaugh        
Obama's Agenda Rolls On    
RUSH: Chris in Peoria, I'm glad you called, sir. Thank you for waiting. Hello. -- CALLER: Hi, Rush. God bless you. I'm a woman, though. -- RUSH: Well -- ha-ha-ha -- thank you very much. (laughing) That's fine with me. It's absolutely fine with me. -- CALLER: You kind of got me thinking when you said that he wasn't so optimistic, 'cause I'm thinking, isn't that what he ran on, "yes, we can"? When did it change to, "yes, we can" to maybe, "no, I can't" or, "no, I won't"?......

Front Page Magazine        
Obama has a Strategy for the Things He Cares About    
Obama has no strategy for ISIS, but he does have a strategy for shutting down every coal plant in America. -- Obama has no strategy for dealing with Putin's invasion of Ukraine, but he does have a strategy for mass illegal alien amnesty.......

Breitbart         
37 Illegals Boat into US Off San Diego Coast    
Twice this week, panga boats filled with illegal aliens crossed over the U.S. border through the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Monday beachgoers watched in shock as one boat arrived on shore. Passengers fled, some of whom remain at large, while Tuesday's boat was apprehended before reaching shore......

Assoviated Press       
Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member   
McAllen -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. -- Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man.......

Billy and Karen Vaughn -- World Tribune         
Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President   
After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace. -- My offering was my only son --- Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.... [Visit The United West Website]

August 29, 2014

National Review        
Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border    
For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration's non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise --- particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement....
Reader Comment: May God save our Republic. -- Buy More Ammo, America. Buy it today. This won't end pretty.....

James Simpson -- The Examiner         
Unaccompanied alien children "crisis" exposed as fraud  
The Conservative Treehouse has done yeoman's work exposing the Obama administration's many machinations over the manufactured border crisis. In a report published at Accuracy in Media earlier this month, I described how the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program of the Department of Health and Human Services has exploded, spending almost $700 million so far this year, more than double that of 2013. Much of the information described in that report was initially dug up by the Treehouse.......

Fox News        
Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin   
Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week. -- “A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com......

Conn Carroll -- Townhall.com        
How Will Obama Pay For His Executive Amnesty Program?    
President Obama, The Washington Post reports, is currently deliberating whether or not he should grant temporary executive amnesty to as many as 8 million illegal immigrants. And according to Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) he must do so in the next 30 days if he "is going to determine his legacy with the immigrant community."......

Los Angeles Times         
US to allow some immigrant deportees to return under settlement  
Homeland security officials will not use threats and intimidation against immigrants facing possible deportation, and will allow some --- perhaps thousands --- with ties to Southern California to return under an agreement announced Wednesday. -- The government admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement, which came in response to an ACLU lawsuit filed last year, but it agreed to take several measures to protect migrants' rights.......

We Get E-Mail        
Man guilty of delivering heroin that killed Keizer woman 
A 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to the delivery of heroin that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Laurin Putnam, of Keizer. -- Sergio Quezada-Lopez, of Mexico, appeared before a U.S. District Judge Monday and entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in death, according to the Department of Justice. -- Quezada-Lopez is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1. The maximum sentence is life in prison and there is a mandatory minimum of 20 years.... (H/T to DOC)

Breitbart         
Gutiérrez: Obama Amnesty Forced By 'Anti-immigrant, Xenophobic' House GOP   
Thursday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said “anti-immigrant" and "xenophobic" House GOP members blocking immigration reform have forced President Barack Obama to address the issue by giving amnesty with an executive order to an estimated 6 million illegal immigrant currently living in the United States.......

Real Clear Politics         
WH's Jennifer Palmieri: Obama's Immigration Order Will Be "Administrative Action"    
JENNIFER PALMIERI, WH COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Speaker Boehner made it clear they were not going to able to move immigration reform. So we, as we said for many months were going to do, moved forward with this effort to take administrative action. And I know that Senator Rubio's statement talks about illegal action. Obviously that's not what the president is going to do. What the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security are doing is looking for options obviously within our legal authority that we could do to do two things.......

Breitbart         
Dem Rep. Grijalva: Obama Must Go Forward on Amnesty to Quell Latino Racial Unrest    
Thursday on MSNBC's "José Díaz-Balart," Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said President Barack Obama should use an executive order and grant amnesty to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States because it will "quell some of the unrest" caused by "racial overtones" of anti immigration rhetoric. He said, "Latinos that are fourth, fifth generation -- they see this as a civil rights issue."......

Breitbart         
Amnesty Groups to Illegals: Fill Up Piggy Bank Ahead of Executive Amnesty   
Before President Barack Obama potentially enacts executive amnesty "by the end of summer," amnesty advocates are urging illegal immigrants to start preparing now, including saving money to get potential work permits. -- In addition to continuing to stay informed, the pro-amnesty group United We Dream urged illegal immigrants to "Start filling up that piggy bank!" ......

Dallas Morning News        
Here We Go Again: Obama picks prosecutor Sarah Saldaña to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement   
President Obama has picked Dallas-based U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña as the nation's top immigration enforcer, the White House announced Thursday. -- Saldaña, 62, has been chief federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Texas for just under three years. She is the state's first Latina U.S. attorney and would be the first Latina to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the government's second biggest investigative agency.......

Washington Times       
Sheriff Arpaio: Islamic State will exploit US border crisis  
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Wednesday that he believes militants with the Islamic State terrorist group will undoubtedly try to exploit the U.S. border crisis to gain access to American soil. -- “We will never, never secure that border 100 percent. We have to take action overseas using intelligence and other means,” Sheriff Arpaio told Sean Hannity on Fox News.......

Breitbart         
Gohmert: Obama Won't Do Executive Amnesty
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that he doesn’t think President Barack Obama will grant a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants through an executive order. -- Gohmert declared, “I don't think he will [go through with executive amnesty]” on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. ......

Investors.com       
Under Brown, California Has Own Open-Border Policy    
Little by little, California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Democratic allies in the legislature have made their state a laboratory for open-border policies. The rest of America should be paying much closer attention. -- As President Obama mulls an executive order to legalize millions of illegal aliens, he can look West for inspiration. When it comes to undercutting our nation's immigration law, the Golden State is way ahead of him.......

Washington Examiner         
Dozens of immigration protesters arrested outside White House  
More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform, the latest example of the president being pressured to act more quickly on the hot-button issue.......

CNS News         
Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools   
The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” -- “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.......



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