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Daily Caller -- December 16, 2014  
    Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday that her vote against the 2015 government spending bill last weekend was the “most consequential vote” of her tenure because it funded President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
    On Laura Ingraham's radio show, Bachmann took aim at the “ruling class in Washington,” saying that the U.S. will “not have any sovereignty” over its borders. Bachmann also opined that with the executive action, the president put in place an “insurance policy,” allowing Democrats to win “every presidential contest from here on out." [...]
    “That not only is a constitutional crisis, it's a rending of the social contract between the government and the people. Because the ruling class in Washington have just decided is that we will have open borders, we will not have any sovereignty over our borders,” Bachmann told Ingraham....

Bachmann is Right --- Oust Boehner
American Border Patrol
    Bachmann is absolutely right. Consider the Secure Fence Act of 2006. It was a sham to convince voters that our government was going to secure the border so they could get amnesty passed in 2007. Sen. Dole exposed that little plan on the Senate floor and amnesty failed.
    So, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson scuttled the fence (which they would have done anyway.)
    The latest nonsense was Chairman McCaul's "Border Security Results Act of 2013" --- also designed to fail. See this --- and this.
    The first order of business for the new House of Representatives must be to oust Speaker Boehner --- a puppet of the ruling class.

December 17, 2014

Daily Caller     
Is Obama Trying to Lose the Amnesty Lawsuit? 
Violating the No-Goad Zone: Last Tuesday, in Nashville, President Obama confidently predicted that no future president would be able to reverse his recent executive amnesty of some 4 million illegal immigrants:.....

Breitbart         
Arizona Sheriff Babeu: Obama Executive Order Could Give As Many As 20 Million Amnesty
Monday on Fox News' "Your World With Neil Cavuto," Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) said as many as 20 million illegal immigrants will qualify for President Obama's deferred action, according to a memo from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson......

Daily Caller    
TRUMP: 'This Country Doesn't Need Another Bush'
Donald Trump charmed hundreds of suits Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington. It was the “Winter Dinner” for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Wearing a dark suit, one of his own Trump-branded blue striped ties and the infamous bird's nest hairdo, he sat for an on-stage interview with club president David Rubenstein, who he periodically showered with compliments......

Breitbart         
Six Reasons Conservatives Oppose Jeb 
On Tuesday, former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced via Facebook that he would “actively explore” a presidential run – in other words, Bush announced that he would be entering the 2016 primary sweepstakes. His early jump effectively bars the candidacies of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney as well as Florida Senator Marco Rubio. It also disheartens members of the conservative base, who see Bush as too moderate, unlikely to fight the Clintons tooth and nail, and as a representative of a family that helped destroy the Republican brand not once but twice......

The Right Scoop    
Mark Levin to the GOP: I AM ONE INCH AWAY FROM LEAVING YOU! 
Mark Levin ripped Republicans a new one tonight as he opened his show tonight, saying that he is one inch away from leaving the Republican Party. -- He starts in hard, asking Republicans if they think this is a joke, if they think they can just lie to Republicans and conservatives with impunity about defunding Obamacare and fighting Obama's illegal amnesty....

Conservative HQ         
The Exquisite Hypocrisy Of 20 Republican Senators 
One of the reasons our friend Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gets under the skin of his Republican colleagues is that, unlike them, he actually votes the way he talks. If he's against some policy of President Obama's, like say an unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, he votes NO and does all he can to stop it. -- This annoys his hypocritical Senate Republican colleagues who prefer to campaign like conservatives at home while voting with President Obama when they are in Washington......

Fox News       
Obama administration urges dismissal of Sheriff Arpaio's suit challenging executive action 
The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president's immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. -- The case was brought by an Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who contends that President Barack Obama's program serves as a magnet for more illegal entries into the U.S. Arpaio says the new arrivals will commit crimes and thus burden his law enforcement resources......

KVOA-TV -- Tucson      
McSally wins Arizona House seat after recount 
Phoenix -- Republican Martha McSally has won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives by 167 votes after a recount in the nation's last undecided congressional race from the midterm elections. -- The results released by a judge Wednesday mean Republicans will hold their largest House majority in 83 years. House Republicans will control 247 seats to Democrats' 188......

Breitbart         
Ted Cruz on Politico: Why I Did What I Did
For the past week, Sen. Harry Reid has worked hard to prevent a vote on President Obama's illegal executive amnesty. Finally, after considerable turmoil this weekend, we were able to force a vote. -- Only one month ago President Obama announced amnesty for roughly five million people here illegally. He did so in defiance of the manifest will of the voters; as he rightly noted, his “policies were on the ballot all across the country.” And the people voted overwhelmingly against amnesty......

Breitbart         
DeMint: Cruz, Lee 'Representing the Mainstream' of Republican Party 
Most Americans don't watch C-SPAN and I cannot blame them. -- More often than not, it seems as though the Senate is in a quorum call or a lone senator is debating something totally irrelevant to the issues that are important to most Americans. That changed a little bit on Saturday when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee forced the Senate to debate President Obama's executive amnesty......

Breitbart         
Sen. Mike Lee: 'Unacceptable' for New ICE Chief to Assert Some Illegals Have 'Right' to Citizenship 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a new leader. The Senate confirmed Sarah Saldana as head of ICE, but not before Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) had some choice words about her. He notes Saldana has said illegal immigrants who qualify for executive amnesty have a "right" to citizenship and would help Obama subvert the immigration laws she is supposed to enforce......

Breitbart         
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Want to Talk About His 'No' Vote on Cruz's Point Of Order on Executive Amnesty 
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) won't explain why he voted against Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) constitutional point of order on President Obama's executive amnesty, telling reporters the vote is old news......

Wall Street Journal       
Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Overhaul Unconstitutional  
A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday ruled that President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration was unconstitutional, marking the first time a court has weighed in on whether the White House overstepped its authority by giving millions of illegal immigrants protections from deportation without approval from Congress......

Breitbart         
USCIS Director Assures Illegals Executive Amnesty is Permanent 
On Monday, one of President Barack Obama's top immigration officials assured illegal immigrants that Obama's executive amnesty will be permanent. -- Addressing an immigration conference in Los Angeles on Monday in Spanish, Leon Rodriguez, who heads U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), told illegal immigrants to "stop worrying" because "in every moment that an American president has created a new immigration program, that program has been respected by other presidents," according to an Associated Press report.......

Washington Times       
Pennsylvania judge's amnesty ruling reverberates through other challenges 
The federal judge's ruling Tuesday that President Obama's deportation amnesty is unconstitutional is already playing out in other court cases, with two different challengers to the new policies telling their judges to pay attention to the Pennsylvania decision. -- Both Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed papers late Tuesday night in their respective challenges to Mr. Obama's amnesty, saying the Pennsylvania judge's ruling adds heft to their own attacks.......

Washington Times       
Amnesty fight: Obama admin. tells courts they're powerless to stop executive order
The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama's deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive's job description, “which this court lacks authority to review.”-- In its first extended legal filing in one of the court challenges to the new amnesty, the Justice Department says courts have long held that an agency's decision whether or not to prosecute someone or to enforce the law is entitled to “absolute discretion.”......

December 16, 2014

Politico        
Judge rules Obama immigration actions unconstitutional 
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration unconstitutional, but the decision came in a criminal case, leaving its broader impact uncertain. -- U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab issued the first-of-its-kind ruling Tuesday in the case of Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, a Honduran immigrant charged in federal court with unlawful re-entry after being arrested earlier this year in Pennsylvania for drunk driving.......

Reuters         
Anti-immigration protests grow in Germany
A new grass-roots movement that assails the German government for ignoring its fears of being overrun by Muslims and other immigrants attracted a record 15,000 marchers on Monday in the eastern city of Dresden. -- The fast-growing movement that calls itself PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, has drawn support from the far-right as well as some ordinary Germans alarmed by a sharp rise in refugees, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. ......

Breitbart         
Immigration Activists Bash Boehner at L.A. Amnesty Conference 
A conference aimed at informing illegal aliens about the process through which they can attain legal status in the United States under President Barack Obama's executive amnesty, wasted no time demonizing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and painting the Republicans as the party of oppression.......

American Border Patrol / Breitbart       
Coup de Grace? 
A coup de grâce is a death blow to end the suffering of a severely wounded person or animal. Jeb Bush is running for the presidency. -- A President Jeb Bush would issue the coup de grace to America following the mortal wound inflicted on us by Barack Obama.....

December 15, 2014

Breitbart         
Bush 45: A Brief History of the Jeb Bush Presidency
Now that Jeb Bush --- known widely as Bush 45, or Bush cuarenta y cinco, or, simply, El Jefe Jeb --- has completed his two terms in the White House, we can look back and summarize some of the major events of his administration. -- As we know, America has seen great change during the third Bush presidency, starting with its population, which has grown by some 30 percent these past eight years.....

Digital Journal        
Fears rise in Germany as marchers demand tougher immigration law 
A rising tide of xenophobia has taken hold in Germany as protesters have taken to the streets by the thousands, demanding a tougher immigration law. The rise in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic hate crimes has Germany's chancellor in a quandary.......

CBS -- Los Angeles      
Thousands Attend Immigration Forum On Obama's Reform Plan 
Thousands of immigrants turned out for a forum in Downtown L.A. Sunday to learn about President Obama's immigration reform plan. -- The National Immigrant Integration Conference was held at the L.A. Convention Center. The Coalition For Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A. co-hosted the event, which brought together immigration experts and community organizations....

December 14, 2014

Daniel Greenfield -- Front Page Magazine         
Mafia Boss: "Do You Have Any Idea How Much I Make on the Immigrants?"
Immigration is the lifeblood not only of the Democratic Party, but also of the mafia. That's one of the latest revelations out of Italy which has been overrun with mobs of Muslim “refugees” who have taken over the place, robbed, looted and settled everywhere they could.....

Breitbart         
If Cruz And Lee Don't Trust McConnell or Boehner, Why Should We? 
Underneath everything else going on as regards the current firestorm on Capitol Hill over a so called bi-partisan $1.1 trillion spending bill, distrust seems to be the order of the day and it's hard to argue there isn't good reason for it to exist. -- Senate Republican leaders have pledged to challenge Obama's immigration policy early in the new year, after the GOP takes control of the Senate. But Cruz suggested they shouldn't be entirely trusted to keep their pledge.......

Breitbart         
Act of Love: Jeb Preps Run for the Presidency   
If you believe everything old can be new again, then you'll appreciate the Bush family, this time in the person of Jeb Bush, mapping out the same old plan that gave Democrat Barack Obama two terms in the White House and, in terms of presidential politics, has the GOP looking more like yesterday's news than it ever has.......

Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol         
Loose Change?   
There is a major surge happening on the Arizona-Mexico border -- right now. American Border Patrol has the technology to stop it -- we just need to put it to use. -- If you have any loose change lying around, you might consider supporting what we are doing. If you do, as the truth unfolds, you can claim you helped save America. -- Go here to help......

London Guardian        
The rise of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats: 'We don't feel at home any more, and it's their fault'    
Kevin is the future of the far right in Sweden. At 16, the computing student – who sports a beanie hat and a wispy beard --- is active in the youth wing of the Sweden Democrats, the anti-immigration party that has forced a snap election after flexing its muscles as the country's third party. “There are not enough jobs for Swedish people, but there are more and more immigrants, hundreds a year coming into this town,” he says in a shopping centre in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, an electoral stronghold of the far right and home to the party's national headquarters....

American Border Patrol        
Townhall Empty  
Has anyone noticed that during this recent flap over Boehner and illegal immigration that Towhhall.com had nothing to say about it? Could it be that they are taking orders from the same folks who pull Boehner's strings? ....

December 13, 2014

Daily Signal        
Conservatives Blast Boehner for Funding ‘Obama's Amnesty' 
Moments after the House narrowly passed a government spending bill, Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., spoke to Fox News' Sean Hannity about their opposition. -- The two outspoken conservatives criticized Republican leaders for advancing a spending plan they say will allow Obama to carry out his executive actions to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.......

Breitbart         
Bachmann, King: The Fix Was in on Amnesty and CR/Omnibus
Immediately following the House of Representatives' passage of the so-called CR/omnibus spending bill, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (R-IA) reacted to the vote. -- Bachmann told host Sean Hannity a decision had been made months ago on amnesty, despite efforts to use this bill to take on President Barack Obama's executive amnesty effort.......

BizPac Review         
‘Boehner and White House win': Omnibus bill passes 219-206 -- here are the 67 Republicans who voted NO
Over the fierce objections of conservative Republicans, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running through September – including funding for President Obama's executive action on illegal immigrants. -- Sixty-seven Republicans rejected the bill, which had been cobbled together by House Speaker John Boehner and now goes to the Senate for passage.......

Breitbart         
Cruz, Lee Win War with Harry Reid, Force Vote Against Executive Amnesty
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is keeping senators in Washington for a rare Saturday session --- and risking a government shutdown --- after he went to extraordinary lengths to block Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from forcing a vote to block President Barack Obama's executive amnesty.......

Daily Caller         
Obama's Amnesty Gives Illegals a Fast-Track to Voting Booth   
President Barack Obama's Nov. 21 amnesty puts millions of illegals on a fast-track to citizenship, Utah Sen. Mike Lee announced Thursday. -- Obama and his administration “have cleared the pathway to citizenship for millions of people who have crossed our borders illegally,” Lee said in a Thursday speech on the Senate floor. -- “They know what they have done, and it is illegal,” he added.......

Breitbart         
Tea Party Reacts to Obama-Boehner Omnibus Passage With Defiance; Vows to Remember Yes Votes in 2016   
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, isn't wasting any time. Minutes after the House passed a controversial omnibus spending bill, she tweeted: "Speaker Boehner & House GOP leadership have found a way to needlessly squander political capital, after being handed a historic majority."......

Breitbart         
Palin on Obama/Boehner Cromnibus Bill: 'It Stinks to High Heaven'
1. What do you think of Speaker Boehner having President Obama 'whip votes' from the White House in order to pass this bill? -- It stinks to high heaven. Did arrogant politicians not get the memo that Obama's agenda was decisively defeated in last month's historic midterm landslide? Good Lord, America said loud and clear not just “no” but “hell no” to Obama's failed policies. Americans who pay attention said absolutely no to Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens......

Peter Brimelow -- VDare.com        
Senator Sessions' Statement On CRomnibus And The Oboehner Amnesty
Senator Jeff Sessions has again issued a definitive statement, this time after the Oboehner Amnesty-funding CRomonibus passed the House, very narrowly, late on Thursday evening: For the sake of the Constitution and our constituents, Congress should fund the government but not fund the President's unlawful amnesty. In plain violation of law, the President's order gives amnesty and work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants --- allowing them to take jobs directly from struggling Americans....

Michael F. Haverluck -- OneNewsNow.com         
Are we stuck with ObamaCare and the amnesty plan? 
There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for those worrying that the highly problematic ObamaCare and President Obama's controversial amnesty executive order giving five million illegal aliens legal status are sticking around for the long haul.......

American Border Patrol       
Media Alert!   
10:10 AM PST: Senate is in a BIG FIGHT over Saldana nomination - C-SPAN2......

The Hill       
GOP hits the brakes on Obama nominees   
Senate Republicans are throwing up obstacles to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) plans to confirm a batch of executive and judicial branch nominees this weekend. -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said if Reid wants to confirm 12 pending federal district judges, he will have to run them through the regular floor process, which could take days. [...] -- Another contentious nominee is Sarah Saldaña, President Obama's pick to head Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. -- Reid said Tuesday that he wanted to confirm Saldaña before adjourning Congress for the year but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has called her a "rubber stamp for amnesty."......

Associated Press       
"Immigrants" flock to workshops after Obama reprieve  
In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temporary reprieve. -- The November announcement promising work permits and protection from deportation made a splash, but lawyers say the events are crucial to dispel rumors about eligibility, ward off fraud, and help immigrants determine what they might need to apply.......

Joe Guzzardi -- CAPS       
For the Umpteenth Time, Illegal Aliens Are Not 'In the Shadows," but Much in the Public Displaying Contempt for Law  
Illegal immigrants are still, according to reporters who write sympathetically about them, advocates who lobby on their behalf and politicians who approve of their unlawful presence, “in the shadows.” -- Nothing could be further from the truth, of course, as proven by the most recent example of aliens protesting at the December 2 House Judiciary Committee hearing on President Obama's executive action.......

December 12, 2014

Breitbart         
Revealed: Hundreds of Millions Spent Housing Illegal Aliens Lured by Obama's Amnesty 
Despite all the budgetary pressure impacting vital programs of importance to the American people, the Obama administration has determined there's still plenty of money to go around for illegal aliens. -- That's what we learned back on September 9, 2014, when we obtained documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that showed the Obama Administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months in 2014........

Breitbart         
Boehner Vows 'Direct Challenge' to Obama's Amnesty Early Next Year, Won't Reveal How
House Speaker John Boehner claims that next year Republicans will take the fight over executive amnesty to President Obama. -- “We've also made clear that early on we'll make a direct challenge to the president's unilateral actions on immigration,” the Ohio Republican told reporters Thursday in arguing the case for the House's must-pass government spending bill. “You can expect that challenge to the president to include real action on border security.”......

Glenn Spencer, American Patrol Report       
National Suicide?   
Next month will begin my twenty-fourth year of spending all my time and effort fighting illegal immigration. I have been a front-line soldier and witness of this war against America. We have lost many battles, mostly because cowardly leaders of the Republican Party failed to stand up for the rule of law. Last night was a perfect example of this. -- Before his election in 2008, I said of Barack Obama: “His election to the presidency would mean national suicide.” -- There is still a window in time to save us from national suicide, but it is closing rapidly.......

Katie Pavlich -- Townhall.com    
Cruel Reality: Obama Paying for Illegal Amnesty With Fees Paid by Legal Immigrants 
As the debate rages on Capitol Hill about how to defund President Obama's executive action that gives legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, it's important to take a look at where the funding for his new amnesty program is coming from. -- The funding for Obama's executive action is coming through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee, not tax based agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security.......

Breitbart         
Marsha Blackburn: Vote Against Boehner Omnibus Because It Funds 'King Obama's Amnesty' 
House Republican leadership doesn’t seem to have the votes right now to pass Speaker John Boehner's omnibus spending bill, and they just lost another major conservative with tons of influence in the House. -- As the leadership postponed the vote and put the House in recess subject to the call of the chair, presumably because they don't have the votes, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) came out in public opposition to the bill because it funds “King Obama's amnesty.”......

Daily Caller         
Fox Poll Reveals Hidden Opposition To Obama's Amnesty
A new poll by Fox reveals the untapped well of political opposition to immigration amnesty to resident Barack Obama's unilateral amnesty for million of illegals. -- The poll shows that immigration is Obama's worst-rated area, where has only 36 percent support and 60 percent opposition --- 2 points more than the 58 percent who oppose Obamacare.....

Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol       
Front Row Seat   
As I was writing this at 6:13 AM, I glanced out my window to the right and saw the early glow of morning. I am looking into Mexico. I see the headlights of a US Border Patrol vehicle on border road. He has been sitting here for about an hour. -- On my other computer screen is an image the lights of another US Border Patrol vehicle parked on the same border road - but miles away....Read More...

December 11, 2014

USA Today        
Sheriffs group blasts Obama's immigration move 
Washington -- President Barack Obama's decision to give temporary legal status to about 5 million undocumented immigrants is a burden on local law enforcement and a threat to the country, according to about 20 sheriffs who visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday. -- The sheriffs appeared at a news conference with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; and others who are trying to block Obama's executive action to shield certain immigrants from the threat of deportation....

Washington Times    
Obama immigration chief says amnesty designed to cement illegals place in society 
The man who will oversee President Obama's new temporary amnesty said Tuesday that part of the reason for the program was to get the illegal immigrants working on the books, making it economically impossible for them ever to be deported by a future president. -- Leon Rodriguez, speaking during a town hall meeting with his employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said illegal immigrants shouldn't fear coming forward to report for the program because the order Mr. Obama issued last month will cement their place in society.....

American Border Patrol        
Border Surge Continues   
American Border Patrol reports that its sources report a continuing surge of illegal immigration across the border southeast of Tucson. “I cannot reveal our sources, however I have personally seen irrefutable evidence of a huge surge of border crossers in the San Pedro River basin,” said Glenn Spencer, head of ABP. Spencer said he hopes to be able to reveal the source of this direct evidence in the near future.......

Breitbart         
Obama Admits Amnesty Is for Many More Than 5 Million   
President Barack Obama told a group of illegal immigrants in Tennessee that his immigration-law rewrite means “you're not going to be deported.” -- Obama's admission acknowledged that his Nov. 21 declaration provides a de facto amnesty for the 12 million illegals living in the United States...

Daily Caller         
GOP Members Release New Anti-Amnesty Amendment 
GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obama's national amnesty. -- “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,” says the short amendment....

Breitbart         
Rules Committee Republicans Meet, Writing 'Blank Check' for Obama's Executive Amnesty Today 
In addition to Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who is getting set to have his committee mark up the President Barack Obama executive amnesty-backing omnibus spending package Speaker John Boehner introduced late Tuesday, there are eight additional Republicans on the committee who will officially enable the bill on Wednesday afternoon....

Breitbart         
Boehner Omnibus Gives Social Security Benefits to Illegal Aliens Under Obama Amnesty
Pages 958 and 959 of the 1,603-page omnibus spending bill from House Speaker John Boehner include a provision that gives Social Security benefits to illegal aliens under President Barack Obama's executive amnesty. -- The seemingly wonky legislative language in that relevant section reads.....

Aaron Blake -- Washington Post       
Obama's immigration executive action is less popular with Hispanics than you think 
President Obama's executive action on immigration isn't polling well -- except among Hispanics, of course. New data from Gallup bears that out. While Americans overall disapprove of the executive action 51 percent to 41 percent, Latinos support it more than two-to-one: 64 percent to 28 percent. -- But drill down a little further, and you'll see that the topline number among Hispanics is somewhat misleading. Basically, Obama's move is hugely popular among only one particular Hispanic group: foreign-born Hispanics -- a.k.a. immigrants.......

Breitbart         
Tea Party Patriots: Demand Your Congressman Defund Executive Amnesty
Tea Party Patriots is joining the chorus of conservative voices expressing frustration that the House's government funding bill does not block executive amnesty. -- "Make no mistake, this bill DOES fund Obama's executive amnesty, and so much more,” Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots co-founder, said in a statement.”We've not seen a 'Lame Duck Congress' these last several days. We've seen an 'All Powerful, Unaccountable American Nightmare.'”......

Breitbart         
White House 'Gratified' That Republicans Are Not Blocking Amnesty 
The White House is “gratified” that Republicans aren't trying to block President Obama's election actions on immigration reform in the multi-layered "cromnibus" bill released by the House of Representatives. -- During the White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest reminded reporters that Republicans had made Obama's executive action “a priority” but failed to include any effort to block it in the bill. ......

Breitbart         
Conservative Review: Boehner's Omnibus Uses Budget Gimmicks To Bust Through Spending Caps Set By Congress --- AGAIN 
A new analysis from the Conservative Review finds that the omnibus spending bill backed by Speaker John Boehner and House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) would bust through the spending caps set by a budget deal from House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). -- “Like most budget bills, far from cutting spending, this bill actually adds to the deficit,” Conservative Review senior editor Daniel Horowitz writes. ......

Rep. Lou Barletta -- Roll Call       
Obama's Executive Order Does Harm to American Workers 
The most frustrating part of the debate over President Barack Obama's executive amnesty program is that the conversation is almost entirely centered on what is good for illegal immigrants, rather than what is beneficial to legal American workers. There are substantive constitutional separation of powers concerns and national security implications in the president's decree, but it seems that no one wants to talk about the nearly 20 million Americans who woke up this morning either unemployed or underemployed. At long last, isn't it time someone stood up for American workers?....

Politico       
Judge sets hearing on blocking Obama immigration orders 
A federal judge has set a court hearing later this month on a request from Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to block the series of executive actions President Barack Obama recently announced allowing millions of illegal immigrants to obtain work permits and quasi-legal status. -- U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell said she'll hear arguments Dec. 22 in Washington on Arpaio's request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Obama from moving forward with plans to grant three years of "deferred action" status to up to about 5 million undocumented immigrants.......

December 10, 2014

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WND Exclusive         
Watchdog: Executive-order ploy 'criminal conspiracy' 
Following confirmation by the National Archives that President Obama did not sign an executive order to implement the immigration policy he announced to the nation, Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch has called for an investigation into whether the White House has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to spend taxpayer funds on unauthorized purposes......

Breitbart         
Boehner Lieutenant Pete Sessions Set to Enable 1,603 Page Omnibus Spending Bill 
The only person left who can stop the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion Speaker John Boehner omnibus spending bill from getting to the floor for a vote is House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). If Sessions doesn't kill the bill in the Rules Committee on Wednesday, the bill just may pass the House of Representatives.......

Breitbart         
Mitch McConnell: Immigration Will Be Low Priority in GOP Senate
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says immigration reform will be a low priority next year in the wake of President Obama's executive action on immigration. -- Speaking to Roll Call, McConnell said that while the current immigration system is "broken," Obama's recent executive actions --- including offering legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants --- makes the prospect of moving quickly on reform next Congress far-fetched.....

Breitbart         
Rush Limbaugh: Pro-Amnesty Republicans Like Jeb Bush Will 'Lose the White House'   
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh agrees with fellow conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin that the pro-amnesty, pale-pastels wing of the Republican Party only serves up losers in presidential elections. -- When asked on Fox News Sunday about Jeb Bush, Limbaugh said that Jeb Bush is reflective of a "Republican Party" that "is totally absorbed in this comprehensive immigration business, and Jeb is out there claiming the only way he can get nominations is somehow run against the base in the primaries.".....

Washington Times        
Obama's immigration taunt: Next president won't dare reverse my executive action 
The next president won't dare take the political risk that would come with undoing recent executive action on immigration reform, a defiant President Obama said Tuesday as he predicted his highly controversial steps will survive the test of time, even under a Republican administration. -- Mr. Obama conceded that without new legislation, his action --- which includes de facto amnesty for more than 4 million illegal immigrants --- technically could be undone rather easily.......

Daily Caller        
GOP Spending Bill Gives Nearly $1 Billion To Aid Border Migrants 
The GOP's draft 2015 “omnibus” spending bill reportedly includes $948 million to help poor and unskilled Central American migrants establish themselves in the United States, but includes no effective restrictions on President Barack Obama's plan to provide work permits and tax payments to millions of resident illegal immigrants.......

Breitbart        
Sheriffs to Converge On DC, Demand GOP Block Boehner's Plan to Fund Obama's Amnesty 
On Wednesday, 50 sheriffs from around the country will converge on Washington, D.C. to demand that the GOP block House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) plans to fund Obama's executive amnesty. -- According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), "the sheriffs will speak out against the president's recent executive amnesty which grants deferred action to millions of illegal aliens."......

December 9, 2014

Breitbart         
Boehner Doing Exactly What He Accused Nancy Pelosi Of In 2009: Hiding 'Omnibus' From Americans, Lawmakers Before Rushing It To Floor Vote
If lawmakers in the House vote this week on a “CR-omnibus” spending package, House Speaker John Boehner will be doing exactly what he accused former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of doing on a similar bill in 2009: Ramming it down Americans' and lawmakers' throats without anyone having time to read the bill.......

Breitbart         
NYC to Issue ID Cards with Free Benefits to Illegal Aliens 
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is ready to issue photo identification cards to illegal immigrants. -- The "IDNYC" cards, which among other benefits will also give illegal immigrants discounted theater tickets and one-year memberships to cultural institutions, will be available free of charge in January 2015. The de Blasio administration is also in the process of securing more benefits for cardholders.......

Breitbart        
Leaked Docs: USA Vulnerable to Criminals, Terrorists Entering Without Scrutiny After Obama Exec. Amnesty 
Under the executive amnesty immigration action from President Barack Obama, internal administration documents show the administration is considering allowing terrorists, transnational criminals, and anyone else who wants to enter or stay inside the United States to not even answer if they've ever been connected with a crime.......

Breitbart         
Report: Boehner's Amnesty Omnibus Begins To Fall Apart 
An action alert sent to Capitol Hill staffers from CQ Roll Call suggests that House Speaker John Boehner's plan to fund President Barack Obama's executive amnesty action for illegal aliens in a “CR-omnibus” bill may be beginning to fall apart --- even as Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenant, Steny Hoyer, has been pushing Democrats to help Boehner pass it.......

December 8, 2014

The Hill     
Cruz urges GOP to 'stand up' to Obama on immigration orders 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the architect of the 2013 government shutdown, stood outside the Capitol with House conservatives on Wednesday and urged the GOP to not provide funding for President Obama's executive orders on immigration. -- Cruz told reporters at a press conference that he would support a short-term spending bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), that includes a rider that defunds Obama's immigration action.......

Breitbart         
Ted Cruz to House Republicans: Box Democrats In, Stop Executive Amnesty 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is backing up several other conservative senators in publicly calling on all House Republicans to band together to block funding for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty. He advocates using a strategy that will hurt the Democrats politically --- rather than House Speaker John Boehner's plan, which funds Obama's amnesty....

American Border Patrol        
Arizona Surge  
American Border Patrol reports a significant increase in illegal border crossings near its Southern Arizona border ranch. According to Glenn Spencer, head of ABP, its sources have reported a jump cross-border traffic in the vicinity of the San Pedro River basin south of Tucson. “Last night was particularly busy,” Spencer said.....

December 7, 2014

Mediaite       
Chris Wallace Confronts Rush Limbaugh over His Fox Criticism  
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted Rush Limbaugh over his criticism of Fox for not going whole-hog on a proposed government shutdown over President Barack Obama's immigration action. Wallace argued that the last government shutdown turned into a massive unforced error for the GOP, while Limbaugh responded that the GOP won in 2014 anyway, so screw it.....

Breitbart         
Illegal Alien Bashes Border Patrol Agent in Head with Rock, Agent Severely Injured 
A Border Patrol agent is suffering multiple head fractures after an illegal alien attacked him and bashed his head in with a rock, according to several Border Patrol agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. The attack occurred near the Ajo Station of the Tucson Sector. -- The agent was new to the U.S. Border Patrol agency. According to the sources, the illegal alien tackled the agent and used a rock to bash the agent's head.....

Arizona Republic      
Dreamers left waiting as license battle continues 
Reyna Montoya has waited more than two years to get a driver's license. -- She thought her wait was over on Nov. 24. That's when a federal appeals court handed another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer's driver's-license ban against immigrants like Montoya, who were granted work permits through President Barack Obama's 2012 deferred-action program.......

Houston Chronicle (Subscription)         
State to add 4,000 cameras to keep an eye on entire border   
The Texas Department of Public Safety is preparing to add 4,000 new surveillance cameras along the Mexico border as part of the next phase of an ongoing law enforcement surge on the border.....

December 6, 2014

WND.com       
Judge: Let's talk about injunction halting amnesty 
A federal judge has ordered attorneys to submit a schedule of conferences, meetings or hearings that concern a filing by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio requesting a preliminary injunction to halt President Obama's amnesty program. -- The issue arose Wednesday when attorney Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch, on behalf of his client, Arpaio, filed the request in a lawsuit that had been brought only hours after Obama's amnesty announcement on Nov. 20......

December 5, 2014

The Blaze        
Nancy Pelosi to the rescue: Dems to help Boehner pass his controversial government funding bill 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that Democrats have offered to help House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) next week when he tries to pass a government funding bill --- legislation that would likely be opposed by many Republicans if it doesn't defund President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. -- Boehner has signaled all week that he won't call up a spending bill that stops Obama's immigration plans......

American Border Patrol      
California Emergency Rooms   
Last week a person affiliated with American Border Patrol was in California and had cause to visit a hospital emergency room. "I walked in and found fifty people in the room, and most appeared to be Hispanic," she said. "I asked how much of a wait there would be and the clerk answered, in very poor English, that there were fifty people ahead of us and there were three people outside in ambulances waiting for beds." Waiting for beds - I asked?" "I was going to be there all day!" -- The person was able to find a pay-for-service critical care facility and was able to get the pain medicine for her child she was looking for. -- Our advice is to stay away from California if you might need emergency medical care....

Breitbart         
Jeff Sessions: Obama Wants Exec Amnesty Implemented Before Americans Discover 'Grave' Consequences
On Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) accused President Barack Obama of trying to implement his executive amnesty that "stains our legal system and our country" before the American people figure out that the consequences are "graver than a lot of people think" right now. -- He urged Congress to use its power of the purse to stop Obama from unilaterally wiping out the nation's immigration laws.......

Fox News        
Limbaugh to Appear on Fox News Sunday   
Congress returned this week, facing a deadline of next Thursday to come up with a plan to fund the government in light of the President's executive actions on immigration. As Speaker Boehner's plan to avoid a government shutdown runs into opposition from conservative Republicans, we'll talk with Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, who argues Republicans shouldn't compromise after their clear and decisive midterm victory.......

WND.com        
Head fake? Obama never signed amnesty order 
It's common knowledge President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to forgive millions of illegal aliens for their past violations of immigration law, right? -- Wrong. -- Today the National Archives and Records Administration, responsible for such maintaining such filings, said no such executive order was ever signed or filed, confirming WND's report Wednesday. -- A National Archives librarian, Jeffrey Hartley, made the confirmation in an email Thursday to WND. -- “As I indicated, it would appear that there is not an Executive Order stemming from the President's remarks on November 20 on immigration,” Hartley wrote.......

December 4, 2014

Washington Times        
House votes to block Obama amnesty amid escalating constitutional clash 
House Republicans rebuked President Obama Thursday over his deportation amnesty, voting almost exclusively along party lines to try to nullify his new policy, and further escalating what's quickly become a full-blown constitutional crisis. [...] -- Tuesday's bill was approved on a 219-197 vote. Three Democrats voted against Mr. Obama's policy, while seven Republicans voted against the GOP move, and three other Republicans voted “present.”......

Washington Times       
Boehner defends amnesty strategy, Obama vows veto 
...They are increasingly angry over Mr. Boehner's refusal to force the full fight this year, and Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said Mr. Boehner's speakership could be threatened. He said it will depend on how next week's vote shakes out. -- “But I think that if the decision that comes from the leadership team, primarily the speaker, calls upon House Republicans to vote to fund the president's lawless, unconstitutional acts, I think that question needs to be raised, and that'll be the dialogue that takes place on up until Jan. 6, when the constitutional vote [would] take place here on the floor of the House,” he said on Tim Constantine's Capitol Hill Show, a partner of The Washington Times.......

Breitbart         
Pride Goeth: Boehner Begs Hoyer for Dem Votes to Fund Obama Amnesty 
Both House and Senate Republican leadership appears poised to sell-out it's base to both keep the government open, while giving Barack Obama complete freedom to move forward with his controversial executive orders. -- The "cromnibus" represents "a combination of a long-term omnibus spending bill and a shorter-term continuing resolution" to fund the government through next yeaar and is considrered a selling out of the Republican base......

December 3, 2014

Chris Cillizza -- Washington Post        
Meet the new Republican problem. Same as the old Republican problem.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Speaker John Boehner lays out a strategy to avoid a government shutdown showdown with President Obama. Tea party-aligned Republicans in the House and Senate complain about the Boehner plan, calling it insufficiently loyal to core convictions and too easy on Obama. Cue mishigas. -- Had you been able to, you would have stopped me about halfway through that last paragraph. That's because the debate currently underway among congressional Republicans about funding the government and dealing with Obama's executive action on immigration is the exact same debate the party has been having on Capitol Hill in one form or another for the better part of the last two years.......

Breitbart         
Boehner: It's Hard for the American People to Trust Obama's Word on Any Issue 
Tuesday, Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said, "His [President Barack Obama] decision to take unilateral action on immigration, action he himself said exceeded his authority, makes it harder for the American people and their elected representatives to trust his word on any issue." He added, "Republicans will fight his unilateral action, and we are looking at a variety of options."......

Breitbart         
Harry Reid Backs Boehner Plan to Fund Obama's Executive Amnesty
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has thrown his public support behind House Speaker John Boehner's plan to fund President Barack Obama's executive amnesty order through March. -- “That would be a big accomplishment if we could get a bill over here that would fund all the appropriations subcommittees except for one,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday, according to The Hill. “I think it's kind of unfortunate that they're talking about not doing Homeland Security, but that's the way it is.”......

Joel Gehrke -- National Review        
Sessions: House GOP Is On the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises   
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama's administrative amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being circulated. -- Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obama's executive orders. -- “The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President's plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants --- reducing wages, jobs and benefits for Americans,” Sessions said in the statement expressing his dissatisfaction with the results of a House Republican conference meeting today.......

Fox News         
Boehner faces conservative ire over plan to delay immigration fight 
Conservative Republicans are pushing back hard against House Speaker John Boehner's plan to effectively push off the battle over President Obama's immigration plan to next year in order to pass a spending bill, increasing the likelihood he'll need help from Democrats to get it through the House and Senate.......

December 2, 2014

Breitbart         
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Obama's Executive Order Is Not Amnesty
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is flat out denying that President Obama's executive action on immigration was amnesty. During a House Committee hearing on the department, Johnson was asked: “Is this amnesty?” by Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA). -- “No." Johnson replied shortly. “No, in my judgement.” -- “Is it even functionally amnesty?” Keating asked.......

Politico         
DHS Chief: Short-term funding a 'very bad idea' 
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Tuesday that a short-term funding measure for his agency will be a “very bad idea,” telling Congress that such a bill would hold up everything from hiring Secret Service agents to paying for border security. -- House Republican leaders are pitching a plan that would fund nearly all government agencies through next September except the Department of Homeland Security.......

NBC News        
'Simple Common Sense' : Jeh Johnson Defends Executive Action on Immigration
Immigration took center stage on Capitol Hill as the legislative bodies reconvened for the final stretch of the Congressional year. -- In the first of two hearings Tuesday focusing on President Barack Obama's executive action, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson defended the Obama administration's decision to grant deportation relief to some undocumented immigrants as "simple common sense," even as GOP lawmakers pilloried the policy as a dangerous power grab....

Rush Limbaugh        
Romney Tells GOP: Pass Permanent Amnesty to Beat Obama
Hey, did you hear what Mitt Romney said? I can tell by the look on your face you haven't heard. Mitt Romney said Republicans should swallow hard and pass permanent amnesty. Head Obama off at the pass, swallow hard and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of Obama's executive amnesty, that "even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country."......

Daily Caller       
Obama Has The Power To Grant Amnesty, Says Obama's ICE Nominee
The woman President Obama has nominated to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement agrees with his decision to take executive action on immigration, saying she has “great confidence” in those who shaped it. -- In answers sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and obtained be The Daily Caller, U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña said she did not reject Obama's action, and affirmed his authority to take it.......

Associated Press        
Texas to spend extra $86M on border security plan replacing National Guard with state troopers  
Austin -- A panel of Texas lawmakers on Monday unanimously authorized spending another $86 million on the state's law enforcement surge at the Mexico border, a move that will allow National Guard units to be gradually replaced by state troopers and surveillance technology. -- The 10 Senate and House members of the bipartisan Legislative Budget Board approved the extra funding, despite Democrats' concerns during the hearing about a "militarized" border.......

Breitbart         
Sec. Jeh Johnson Defies Amnesty's Effect On American Worker
During the House Homeland Security hearing today, Rep. Lou Barletta grilled Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether the president's executive actions on immigration would hurt Americans who are looking for work. -- “Well, the economy is getting better, I'm sure you know,” Johnson said, calling it a “separate issue” from the immigration debate.......

Breitbart         
House Homeland Sec. Chair: Exec Amnesty Will Create 'Another Wave' of Illegal Immigration
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee believes that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty will be a "powerful magnet" that will create another wave of illegal immigration. -- At a Tuesday hearing on "Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security" in which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended Obama's executive amnesty......

Breitbart         
DHS says it still can't measure border security 
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department still doesn't have a firm yardstick for determining whether the border is secure, sparking concern from Republicans who said that's a fatal flaw as the administration pushes ahead with its temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants. -- Mr. Johnson said the Border Patrol has developed some metrics, but he told Congress that he's asked them to go back and refine the measures.......

Washington Times       
Catch and release: Two terrorists set free into U.S. by Homeland Security Dept.   
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department had to release two men who admitted they were part of a terrorist group from Turkey, after a judge ordered them to be let out --- a decision he said he disagreed with. -- Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson had told Congress that four men who were caught crossing the southern border and who claimed to be part of a Marxist terrorist group would be deported.......

Jan Ting -- CIS.org        
Obama's "Deferred Action" Program for Illegal Aliens Is Plainly Unconstitutional    
In 2010 Congress declined to enact the DREAM Act, which would have bestowed lawful resident status on illegal aliens who had arrived in this country as minors.1 In September 2011, when pressured by illegal alien advocates to implement the DREAM Act "on his own," President Obama responded: "I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true." In June 2012, the president did what nine months before he had insisted he could not do, unilaterally instituting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ("DACA")......

Breitbart         
Police: Van with 39 Illegal Aliens Crashes Near Texas Border 
The driver of a van filled with illegal aliens died during a wreck while trying to flee from authorities. -- On Monday night, various law enforcement agencies were pursuing a 16 passenger van filled with 39 illegal aliens in the border city of Pharr, Texas when they temporarily lost sight of the vehicle, information released to Breitbart Texas by Pharr Police shows. ......

The Hill     
Katie Pavlich: US families torn apart by illegal immigration
It's been more than a week since President Obama announced his plans to unilaterally change immigration law with the stroke of a pen from the Oval Office. Since then, the White House and its supporters have focused on the emotional argument of keeping families together in order to sell the president's plan. -- “Undocumented immigrants who desperately want to embrace those responsibilities see little option but to remain in the shadows, or risk their families being torn apart,” Obama said during his remarks to the nation about his planned executive action.......

Breitbart         
Reid: Obama gave immigrants a 'special' Thanksgiving 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said President Obama's executive order on immigration allowed immigrant families across the United States to celebrate the holidays without fear. -- “For many families across America, this Thanksgiving was particularly special,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. “Because of President Obama's recent executive actions, many immigrant families celebrated the holiday for the first time without the threat of deportation.”......

December 1, 2014

ABC News        
California Jails See Surge in Drug Smuggling   
Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars. -- Sheriff's departments, which run county jails, report more illegal drugs in the three years since an overhaul of the state corrections system started sending lower-level felons to county lock-ups to reduce overcrowding in state prisons....

Washington Times        
Republicans dismiss impeachment, say it would 'martyr' Obama
Capitol Hill Republicans have furiously denounced President Obama's executive action on immigration as illegal, unconstitutional and an abuse of the power of his office — but they get skittish when the talk turns to impeachment. -- Even Rep. Steve King, one of the most fiery opponents of the president's “executive amnesty” for illegal immigrants, backed away from his previous calls for impeachment.....

Fox News        
Lawsuit claims ICE mounted campaign to 'purge' senior officials amid immigration changes
A longtime federal immigration attorney claims Immigration and Customs Enforcement managers mounted a campaign of "humiliation" and "brutal scape-goating" to purge officials they didn't want, raising concerns from a top GOP lawmaker that the administration was trying to "force compliance" with its controversial policies. -- The attorney, Patricia Vroom, made the allegations in a lawsuit filed last month. The lawsuit is getting renewed attention in the wake of President Obama's executive actions to let potentially millions of illegal immigrants stay in the country and work....

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report         
Does Romney Call for Border Security First?   
So Mitt Romney says we should “swallow hard” and pass an amnesty bill. -- But he does say, "You're going to see a provision first of all to secure the border, second of all, to deal with those who have come here illegally and, third, to make sure our immigration policies are open and transparent to many people who do want to come here illegally. That's going to happen." What he doesn't say is that there must be proof that the border is secure BEFORE ANYTHING else can happen. This is very troubling.......

Breitbart         
Study: 1 in 3 Illegals in US Have No High School Education 
One in three illegal immigrants over the age of 25 in America do not even have a high school education, according to a new Migration Policy Institute report. -- The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 8,512,000 illegal immigrant adults 25 years of age and older. The study found that while 49 percent of illegal immigrants 25 years or older have at least a high school diploma or GED, 17% have some high school education, while 33% do not have any high school education.......

The Blaze       
Lawmaker warns of security nightmare if Islamic State teams up with Mexican drug cartels    
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) warned Sunday that the U.S. must be vigilant against possible security threats that could emerge if the Islamic State tries to work with Mexican drug cartels, and said the cartels have shown they are willing to work with anyone to gain more power and money. -- Cotton, who won his Senate race against outgoing Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), noted that people who are affiliated with Hezbollah have been indicted in the U.S. before, and said affiliations with the Islamic State could be next.......

KMA -- Shenandoah, Iowa         
Nebraska Congressman says Obama exceeded authority on immigration
A Nebraska Congressman says President Barack Obama abused his power by using an executive order to delay deportation of as many as five million illegal immigrants. -- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says President Barack Obama should never have decided to go it alone on immigration. -- “All of this is a responsibility of Congress. It's not the responsibility of the president. He can't make law with a pen,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.......

Washington Times         
John Boehner gears up to shut GOP immigration dissenters down
House Speaker John Boehner has joined forces with key Republican leaders to shut down any GOP members who might want to strong-arm President Obama over immigration. -- Some in Congress on the Republican side would rather see a government shutdown than a White House with carte blanche to enact significant amnesty provisions via executive order, the New York Times reported.....

Leah Barkoukis -- Townhall.com        
A Voice for the Victims   
“While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” Don Rosenberg, whose son, Drew, was run over by an illegal immigrant in 2010, wrote in a letter to President Obama just days before he announced his executive amnesty. -- Drew's death, like the thousands of others that came before and after, was entirely preventable had our nation's leaders enforced the immigration laws already on the books.....

WRAL -- Raleigh      
NC Senator-elect: Obama's immigration acts 'set us back' 
State House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican U.S. Senator-elect from North Carolina, spoke about immigration and the Islamic State during an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation" this weekend. -- Along with Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat who will move from the House to the Senate, Tillis fielded questions from host Norah O'Donnell as part of a panel looking forward to the new Congress that begins in January, in which Republicans will keep control of the House and take over the Senate.......

Committee on Homeland Security        
McCaul to Hold Hearing on Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security -- DHS Secretary Johnson to Testify   
Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the hearing: “The president's decision to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of unlawful immigrants is unconstitutional and a threat to our democracy. There is no doubt our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed, but this does not mean the president has the authority to act without Congress.......

Jan Ting -- Newsworks.com         
Obama's immigration executive order is terrible policy and bad for American workers
I heard the President's November 20 announcement of his executive immigration order for amnesty for 5 million illegal immigrants. I thought it was a good speech, well-delivered, but wrong on the facts, wrong on policy, and bad news for American workers. For example, he repeated his often expressed statement that "everyone" agrees that our immigration system is broken. I know for a fact that statement is untrue because I don't know or believe that our immigration system is broken......

Breitbart        
Border Smugglers Using US Postal Service to Ship Drugs, Court Records Show
McAllen -- Authorities along the Texas border have been seeing a trend of drug traffickers shipping their product via mail. -- Inspectors with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently requested search warrant in federal court that would allow them to open a 32 pound package that they suspect contains drugs. The request was made through federal court records obtained by Breitbart Texas.......

November 30, 2014

Star Parker -- Bluffton (SC) Today         
'Obamagration' a sign of contempt   
The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution and our two-party system. -- It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case.......

Conservative HQ      
Federal Employees Are Under No Obligation To Carry Out An Illegal Order 
Gallons of ink have already been spilled on the pages of America's newspapers by scholars and lawyers explaining that President Obama does not have all or key elements of the authority he claims to have to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. -- And gallons more have been spilled explaining the details of how such an illegal and unconstitutional amnesty would work and the steps Congress might take to defund it.......

Conn Carroll -- Townhall.com         
Why Amnesty Activists Will Never Stop Heckling Obama 
This Tuesday, at a speech in Chicago meant to celebrate President Obama's recent executive action on immigration, Obama was once again heckled by amnesty activists demanding he do more to stop deportations. -- But didn't Obama just grant executive amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants? Isn't that enough? -- No. -- Amnesties do not solve problems. They only create more amnesties.......

London Daily Mail         
Me, me, me! Obama uses first-person singular 91 times in immigration speech 
In a speech concerning immigration last Tuesday, President Obama made it all about him. -- While Obama was at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, Illinois, the first-person singular was employed 91 times in the speech, CNS News reported on Friday. -- That figure did not include Obama quoting both a letter he received and a business owner's remarks, the website noted. -- MailOnline found that Obama - when neither quoting nor using the contractions 'I'm,' 'I've, and 'I'd' - said the words 'I,' 'me,' and 'my' 73 times.......

Breitbart         
Border Patrol Saves Woman from Rape by Previously Deported Human Smuggler 
McAllen -- A convicted human smuggler who had been deported two times before is facing human smuggling charges. He is accused of running a human stash house where witnesses say he tried to rape a Salvadoran woman who was in the country illegally. -- Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies and U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested 36-year-old Jose Manuel Flores Patino earlier this week......

Paul Sperry -- New York Post       
How Obama blatantly disregards the law 
President Obama likes to claim he's been forced into rogue executive actions, laying the blame on an intransigent Congress. In fact, his lawlessness is coldly calculated, dating back to his days as a Chicago community organizer.......

Washington Times       
Sen.-el​ect Tom Cotton: Obama putting U.S. jobs in peril through immigration action 
Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said Sunday that President Obama's executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants shows he did not get the memo after sweeping losses in the mid-term contests. -- “The president just lost an election, in no small measure because wages for working families are declining and unemployment is still too high in too many places, and the first big action he took after the election was to make it easier for illegal immigrants to get jobs, not for working families to get jobs,” Mr. Cotton of Arkansas told NBC's “Meet the Press.”......

Meet The Press -- NBC News Video         
Senator-Elect Tom Cotton: Immigration and terrorism linked 
The Arkansas Republican defends campaign comments claiming terrorists could attack America through the southern border.......

Daily Caller        
Any Amnesty Court Challenge Needs To Look At Last Year's Near-Win In Texas 
Congressional leaders and state attorneys general looking to use the courts to block Obama's latest amnesty decree need to remember that much of the work was already done in April of last year. Although forced to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction, Judge O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas found that ICE union chief Chris Crane and 9 other ICE agents were “likely to succeed on the merits of their claim in challenging [deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)] as contrary to the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”......

Breitbart         
Texas Border Cops and Sheriff's Prepare For Possible Surge 
As the news of President Barrack Obama's executive action on immigration spreads, the Texas border could see a new immigration surge in the near future. One of the concerns of law enforcement is criminal aliens trying to hide within the surge. -- “That is a given, human smugglers will see the opportunity to spin the message and lure their victims into making the journey,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio.......


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