on Breitbart TV 12 Sep 2014
"That's why the Justice Department began planning a legal aid program well before the recent surge of unaccompanied children," Holder added. "Last July President Obama announced the creating of a task force."
Justice AmeriCorps was announced in this summer as a program from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that also runs Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund.
Read more: breitbart
IO opinion: We have over 1.2 million homeless children (here) in the U.S. school system and Holder believes he should take American tax dollars to pay for attorneys for UAC's. Unbelievable and Unjust.
By Jeff Sessions September 11, 2014 2:38 PM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed hard for the Senate immigration-reform bill. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Harvard professor Dr. George Borjas — who is probably the leading academic in this entire area and has been for many years — estimates that our current immigration rate results in an annual loss of more than $400 billion in wages for Americans competing with immigrant labor. Between 2000 and today the government issued nearly 30 million visas to temporary foreign workers and permanent immigrants, largely lower-skilled and lower-wage.
A recent Reuters poll showed that Americans wish to see the record rate of immigrant admissions reduced, not increased (as the Gang of Eight bill would have done), by a huge 3-to-1 margin.
Another poll from pollster Kellyanne Conway recently showed that 80 percent of Americans think companies should hire from among the existing unemployed rather than bringing in new workers from abroad to fill these jobs. Yet Senate Democrats have unanimously supported legislation to double the annual supply of labor brought into the United States. These workers would be brought in to take jobs in every field, occupation, and industry in America.
So what about the good, decent, and patriotic citizens of our country who fight our wars, who obey our laws, who follow our rules, and want a better future for their children? Should their needs not come first?
Read more: nationalreview
IO opinion: Read in its entirety,.....
"The basic social contract is that citizens agree to follow the law, pay their taxes, and devote their love and loyalty to their country, and in exchange the nation commits to preserve and protect and serve their interests, safeguard their freedom, and return to them in kind their first allegiance and loyalty.
The job of elected officials is to answer to the people who sent them to Washington — not to scorn them, not to demean them, not to mock them, and not to sell their jobs and dreams to the highest bidder." Sen. Sessions
Tony Lee 11 Sep 2014
Though Obama had said he would enact executive amnesty that could give work permits to nearly five million illegal immigrants "by the end" of summer, he decided to delay it to give Senate Democrats a better chance of retaining control of the Senate.
"I have made my argument to the President, to this White House, to his cabinet," Gutierrez said to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. "I lost that argument."
Gutierrez, a leading advocate for executive amnesty and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, gave Obama a wish list this spring that included granting temporary amnesty to everyone who would have qualified for a pathway to citizenship under the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill. Gutierrez, after encouraging Obama during a White House meeting to be as broad as possible in his executive actions, said he believed Obama would go big in stopping the deportations "of our people."
Obama, however, conceded that the coverage of the illegal immigrant juveniles, nearly 90% of whom are teenagers, changed the politics of the issue. Senate Democrats, fearing they would lose control of the Senate if Obama enacted executive amnesty, also had been urging Obama not to act before the midterm elections.
Read more: breitbart
By Lauretta Brown September 10, 2014 - 5:36 PM
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and
many of their congressional colleagues on Tuesday called President Barack Obama’s plan to take unilateral action to legalize illegal aliens following the midterm elections “lawless," and stressed that he must follow the Constitution.
Obama announced on Friday in Wales that if Congress does not act on immigration reform in the way he wants, then he will take unilateral action to give illegal aliens “some path” to “be legal.”
“The president announced openly and brazenly that he intended to provide amnesty and work authorization for 5 to 6 million illegals, that’s an unbelievable statement,” Sen. Sessions said during the Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday. “The law prohibits people illegally here from working. He has no ability to do that. It’s clearly contrary to the law.”
“We fought a revolution to keep from having a king and a parliament. We’ve got a president and a Constitution and we’ve got a House and Senate. The president’s job is to enforce the laws that the House and the Senate write,” Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said. “Let’s get real: Follow the law, Mr. President, you follow the law, we’ll be happy.”
Read more: cnsnews
Since October 2013, 50,303 “unaccompanied children” from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed America’s porous Southern border to claim green cards via the immigration courts.
The Obama administration has sent none of these children home. Instead, federal officials have chosen to set aside normal immigration practices and to allow this wave of young illegal immigrants to apply for green cards via asylum applications and to disperse across the country.
With school now in session, these kids have enrolled in public schools nationwide.
In the event that any of these thousands of Central American children are carrying communicable diseases, experts claim, any subsequent health crisis will likely first manifest itself within a public school environment.
That’s alarming news. But wait! There’s more!
According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, the Obama administration has not subjected a large number of these children to proper medical screening processes.
Read more: dailycaller
According to the sheriff of Yuma County, Arizona, the Department of Justice is set to end a program called “Operation Streamline” which prosecutes first-time illegal border crossers, and U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain are wondering why.
Sheriff Leon Wilmot brought the DOJ’s plan to Flake’s attention in a letter last month. In it, Wilmot noted the success of a program called Operation Streamline, which implemented a zero-tolerance policy against illegal immigration.
But the DOJ is ending the successful program and bringing Yuma County’s policies in line with other sectors that have had trouble keeping keeping a lid on illegal immigration.
“I have been informed that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona will no longer be prosecuting first time undocumented aliens (UDAs),” Wilmot wrote.
Only UDAs with “adverse immigration history” or “criminal conviction of any kind” or who pose a public threat would be prosecuted under the new guidelines.
“This new guidance is of great concern because it undermines the mission of local law enforcement agencies throughout Yuma County for 100% prosecution of those entering the United States illegally in order to curb reentries,” Wilmot wrote, explaining that Yuma County will be “scaled back” to be more in line with the Tuscon Sector, where first-time offenders are not prosecuted.
“I’m not sure why or how the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona came up with this idea,” wrote Wilmot, arguing that the DOJ’s move will force Yuma County to implement practices “that are not working in other sectors.”
“This practice undermines everything that we have worked hard to achieve over the years for the citizens of Yuma County,” Wilmot wrote.
Read more: dailycaller
Matthew Boyle 6 Sep 2014
Lee noted first that the House passed a bill that would block the president from continuing or expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty for illegal alien minors—which Obama began in summer 2012 and is largely viewed as the spark that caused the surge of illegal immigration that’s led to the current border crisis.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently resisting GOP-wide demands, led by Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), for a clean vote on the House-passed anti-DACA bill. Instead of joining Sessions and most Republicans to demand a vote on that bill, Senate Democrats privately lobbied Obama and the White House to wait until after their elections to enact his executive amnesty so they don’t have to take a stand on the issue.
"Congress is at this very moment in a debate over the issue of expanding the DACA program,” Lee said. “The House passed a bill limiting the program just before Congress left for the August break and it is now the Senate's turn to consider this legislation. By suggesting that he plans to move forward on executive amnesty after the election regardless of what happens in the Senate over the next month, the president is signaling to the country that debate doesn't matter, senators' votes don't matter, and, most alarmingly, the voices of the American people don't matter. It is an outrageous act that threatens the very foundations of our democracy.”
Read more: breitbart
By Lesley Clark Posted on Saturday, 09.06.14
WASHINGTON -- Facing pressure from Senate Democrats worried about losing congressional seats in November, President Barack Obama will postpone until after the elections his plan to act on his own to change immigration laws, White House officials said Saturday.
The White House blamed Republican opposition for delaying Obama’s plan to act until the end of the year. But the White House was feeling heat from vulnerable Senate Democrats who feared a controversial change in immigration law – made without congressional approval – would energize Republican voters and hurt them at the ballot box in November.
A White House official said Obama is committed to finding ways to reduce deportations.
“The reality the president has had to weigh is that we’re in the midst of the political season, and because of the Republicans’ extreme politicization of this issue, the president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity as a matter of White House policy.
The decision infuriated immigration advocates, who accused Obama of breaking a promise. They had expected a plan for temporary legal status to help some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants stay and work in the U.S. They said his decision will mean more deportations.
“The president and Senate Democrats have chosen politics over people,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of the immigration advocacy group, America’s Voice. “These politicians are simply sunshine opportunists, who expect Latino voters to support them in good times, but when the going gets tough, they abandon Latinos and their issues as fast as you can say pinata.”
He said he had little faith that a “litany of high expectations and broken promises” could be fixed by the end of the year.
Obama promised on June 30 to act on an immigration fix before the end of the summer, as he blasted House Republicans for not taking up an immigration bill that cleared the Senate in June 2013.
“If Congress will not do their job, at least we can do ours,” he said at the time.
But the politics did not develop as the White House expected. Rather than rallying support among the Democratic base, including Hispanic voters, and raising pressure on Republicans, the promise of unilateral action by the president energized Republicans and threatened a backlash against the Democrats.
Read more: miamiherald
SEPTEMBER 04, 2014
The recent increase in security at a key Army base near a Mexican border city where Islamic terrorists are confirmed to be operating and planning an attack on the United States indicates that the facility is a target, according to senior military experts contacted by Judicial Watch.
Last week JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Juarez is a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Ft. Bliss is the Army’s second-largest installation, spanning more than 1 million acres with an active duty force of 34,411 and headquartered in El Paso. Two days after JW broke the story on ISIS operating in Juarez, Ft. Bliss announced it was increasing security measures. A statement that went out to the media was rather vague, attributing the move to several recent security assessments and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians.
But senior military officials contacted by JW this week reveal that military installations in the U.S. only make changes to security measures when there are clear and present threats. “It’s a significant issue when this is done,” says retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force who also served four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. “That means they’re getting a threat stream. Ft. Bliss had to have a clear and present threat.”
Read more: judicialwatch
Tony Lee 2 Sep 2014, 8:03 AM PDT
According to an ABC News investigation, "58,000 students overstayed their visas in the past year. Of those, 6,000 were referred to agents for follow-up because they were determined to be of heightened concern." ABC found that "the number of foreign nationals obtaining visas to study in the U.S. has grown from 662,966 in 2003 to more than 1.2 million in 2012."
Peter Edge, "the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators," told ABC News that some of the foreign nationals "could be here to do us harm" and his "greatest concern is that they could be doing anything."
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) told ABC News that foreigners with student visas just "get the visas and they disappear." He "said since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, 26 student visa holders have been arrested in the U.S. on terror-related charges." Some of the terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center attack had overstayed their student visas, but immigration officials continue to "grant schools certification to accept overseas applicants even if the schools lack accreditation, state certification, or any obvious measure of academic rigor."
For instance, there are "more than 9,000 schools on the government approved list," and many of the for-profit schools may be in the business of profiting off of visas.
Read more: Breitbart