Much on the line for politicians & American workers ahead of Monday’s Supreme Court hearing on Obama amnesties
Oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case filed by Texas and 25 other states against Pres. Obama’s second executive amnesty will take place on Monday. The Court’s ruling, which likely won’t come until late June, could have an enormous impact on the race for the White House, Congressional action for the rest of the session, and millions of American workers who would face increased labor competition from millions of illegal aliens receiving work permits if the President’s actions are upheld. Continue reading →
Obama vouches for 10,000 unvetted Syrian refugees in America
Nearly 1,000 Syrian refugees have already passed through the US Embassy in Jordan, and resettled somewhere in America. According to the US Embassy refugee coordinator, Gina Kassem, the number of refugees could end up dwarfing the 10,000 target. “The 10,000 target is a floor, not a ceiling and it is possible to increase the number… (Continue to full article)
First “Refugee” Family Arrives in Kansas City Under New Obama “Surge” Program
The first Syrian refugee family to be relocated to the United States under the Obama administration’s new rapid relocation program is grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives… (Continue to full article)
IRS looks the other way at illegal immigrants’ Social Security fraud
Not every illegal immigrant using a fake number to get a job is engaged in that kind of fraud. But even that the fraud that the IRS is abetting can have consequences for credit ratings and benefits eligibility if the number belongs to or is later assigned to someone else. Is it any wonder that both identity and tax refund fraud would flourish when government agencies apply such lax procedures in dealing with the broader fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers? (Continue to full article)
Fighting Mexico’s New Super Cartel
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is known for its hyper-aggressive, paramilitary tactics — now it’s bringing the terror to America’s doorstep… (Continue to full article)
Immigrant Population Swells Over 15 Percent in One-Third of States
Immigrant populations in the U.S. have surged above 15 percent in a third of states across the nation, marking a stark rise over the past four decades. — Six of those states have immigrant populations that are more than 25 percent, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report released Monday… (Continue to full article)
Federal Government Weighs In On Arizona Laws Used To Arrest Illegals In Worksite Raids
In a brief filed on Friday, lawyers with the U.S. Department of Justice said two Arizona identity theft laws are preempted by federal law when used to prosecute immigrants for working without authorization in the United States. — The federal government’s amicus brief came after a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asked for the federal government’s opinion before ruling on the contested laws… (Continue to full article)
ICE Rounds Up Hundreds of ‘Transnational’ Gang Members Across U.S.
Federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rounded up more than 1,100 gang members, including hundreds associated with transnational gangs, in a national operation targeting gangs and transnational criminal organizations… (Continue to full article)
BRUSSELS SIREN: Slash immigration numbers now, save American lives
I’m seeing a lot about “home-grown” terrorists from news media and open-borders enthusiasts. — They seem to be suggesting that the fact that many of the perpetrators were not recent immigrants means that immigration policies don’t play a significant role in the wave of terror in Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino and the next target cities… (Continue to full article)
Full Medi-Cal for illegal alien kids, thanks to new state law
Thousands of undocumented immigrant children in Sonoma County will soon be eligible for comprehensive health care, thanks to a new state law that begins closing the insurance gap left by the Affordable Care Act. — The law, which is scheduled to be implemented May 16, would allow undocumented immigrant children under age 19 to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program… (Continue to full article)
The Mass Deportation Straw Man
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have captured about 80 percent of the delegates in the Republican nominating race so far. The two frontrunners have promised rigorous enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws should they be elected president. It’s a position which seems to be pretty popular with voters… (Continue to full article)
Democrat: Give illegals jobs on Capitol Hill
Democratic lawmaker Ann Kirkpatrick from Arizona said certain illegal immigrants in America — the ones who came to the country illegally as children but who hold temporary work permits via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program — ought to be given jobs on Capitol Hill… (Continue to full article)
Mexican convicted of scamming $3 million from the IRS with bogus tax refunds
A Mexican woman faces more than 120 years in a U.S. prison for running a nearly $3 million IRS refunds scam involving stolen identities. — Elizabeth “Betty” Garcia de Nieto of Chihuahua, Mexico, was convicted Wednesday in El Paso. Garcia remains in custody pending sentencing for conspiracy to defraud the U.S., mail fraud, plus aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft… (Continue to full article)
Border Patrol gearing up for treacherous summer
Defibrillators, fluids and life vests — these are the tools Border Patrol agents will need this summer. — “We’re always evolving as the smugglers are,” explained agent Miguel Pena as he showed off an odd assortment of life-saving equipment at the agency’s offices in Chula Vista. Pena is a member of the BORSTAR unit, which stands for Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue… (Continue to full article)
Obama regime asks for dismissal of child-immigrant lawsuit
The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in Seattle seeking to provide attorneys for thousands of children who face deportation in U.S. immigration courts. — Attorneys for the Department of Justice told U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly that children fleeing oppression, mostly from Central America, or seeking to join their parents who are already in the U.S., do not need to be given an attorney to ensure their hearings are fair, or understand what is happening to them… (Continue to full article)
Time to Close the Borders
Enough. — More attacks, more carnage, more death — this time in Brussels, Belgium. After the Charlie Hebdo attack, the social media hashtag was “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo.” After the Bataclan attacks in Paris, it was “Pray for Paris.” Now it is “Nous Sommes Bruxelles” (“We are Brussels”)… (Continue to full article)
Thomas Homan, the head of deportation operations at ICE, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that only about 3% of the more than 125,000 unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally over the last two years have been deported. Homan said that Spanish-language media is giving instructions on how to avoid ICE agents and foil deportation orders. Continue reading →
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As I awoke this morning, I received the following, which was sent to me by Author and Arizona Border Activist, Ed Ashurst. Ed had received this forwarded post from the widow of Arizona Rancher, Rob Krentz. It has been nearly six years since the murder of Krentz, and as we see – NOTHING has changed in America. It has only gotten worse. (J.B.) Continue reading →
How Mexico Cartels Corrupt US Border Agents An investigative report by the Texas Observer last month revived longstanding concerns about US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), calling into question whether the nation’s largest law enforcement agency is effectively combating corruption and infiltration by criminal organizations. (Read Full Story)
Federal Judge: The Obama Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking A federal judge in Texas has issued a searing indictment of the Obama administration’s immigration policy. He accuses the government of “completing the criminal mission” of human traffickers “who are violating the border security of the United States” and assisting a “criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals.” The judge calls the administration’s behavior “dangerous and unconscionable” and says that “DHS should cease telling the citizens of the United States that it is enforcing our border security laws because it is clearly not. Even worse, it is helping those who violate these laws.” (Read Full Story)
Multiple Pedophile Sexual Predators Caught Sneaking into Texas from Mexico
Illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual crimes continue to be a regular sight for U.S. Border Patrol agents working in this border region. — On Wednesday, the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) of the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they had arrested five criminal aliens with a history of sexual offenses including a Guatemalan man who is considered a “sexually violent predator.” ….. (Read Full Story)
DHS Official Acknowledges GAPING Hole In The Border At Senate Hearing
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions ‘ description of a gaping hole in the United States border put a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official testifying before Congress on his heels Wednesday. — “Nobody’s looking for these people, right?” Sessions asked the Customs and Immigration Enforcement official….. (Read Full Story)
Immigration Letters From Around the Country The reason Cruz and Trump are leading in the polls is because of the distrust and anger Republican voters have for being sold out by Republican establishment leaders and candidates in Congress, who, after last November’s election, quickly renewed funding for Obamacare and the president’s suspension of deportation of illegal aliens. Establishment candidate Marco Rubio campaigned before being elected senator that he would get tough on illegal immigration, but then tried to pass amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens…….. (Read Full Story)
Illegal Alien Arrested for Binding Child with Duct Tape, Offering Her for Sex Covarrubias was arrested Monday in Mesa, Arizona after police discovered a three-year old child in his closet, surrounded by feces and tied in duct tape and a trash bag…… (Read Full Story)
Illegals oppose bill banning ‘sanctuary cities’ in Wisconsin Undocumented immigrants living in Wisconsin packed the state Capitol on Wednesday to oppose a bill that would take away state funding from so-called “sanctuary cities.” — “They’re against the more vulnerable people,” said Milsa, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico living in Madison. “We think there are more important things they should be doing, like job creation — not chasing us.”….. (Read Full Story)
U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslim Migrants On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Show Vote’”on refugee admissions. — It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries…… (Read Full Story)
Coulter: ‘The Government Hasn’t the First Idea How Many Illegal Aliens Are in the Country’ Eleven-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday that there’s no way a new report from New York City think tank the Center for Migration Studies estimating there are now less than 11 million illegal aliens in America… (Read Full Story)
JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs
Airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport without having their passports or bags checked. (Read Full Story)
You are now entering the Administration’s SPIN ZONE
The lesson from the last 20 years of immigration policy is that lawlessness breeds more lawlessness. Once a people or a government decides to normalize one form of lawbreaking, other forms of lawlessness will follow until finally the rule of law itself is in profound jeopardy. Today, we have a constitutional crisis on our hands. President Obama has decided that because Congress has not granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S., he will do so himself. Let us ponder for a moment just how shameless this assertion of power is. Continue reading →
Over 12, 20, 30 million cheerfully served under McCaineddy’s Golden Arches!
April 2, 2013: Ted Kennedy is long gone, but his ghost remains with us. With today’s issue of The Federal Observer, we will return to the roots of contributor, S. J. Miller’s twelve part series dealing with the title subject. Her experience and involvement in the passage of “Proposition 200” in Arizona, made her uniquely qualified as no other, to present the facts on this timely issue. This republication of S. J. Miller’s lengthy series on the subject – is not the end of the story. It is being written as you read this lengthy treatise, and we are sorry to say that Ms. Miller is not around for a successful conclusion – one which excludes Amnesty in any form…
Once again, please keep in mind that this series was originally written and published in the early months of 2005, and therefore, some of the names of the players have changed, and some of the embedded hyperlinks may no longer be active, but as was stated in the 1932 MGM film, ‘Grand Hotel,’ “People come, people go. Nothing ever changes at the Grand Hotel!“In other words – we’re still fighting the fight!
The complete series originally began publishing on January 24, 2005 and concluded, February 18th of that year. It’s time has come, once again. (Editor) Continue reading →
Publisher’s NOTE: In July of this year (2015) I had occasion to have an email conversation with contributing writer, Mike Gaddy. I open this column with this offering from Mike. (JB)
I was a section leader for the Minuteman Project in Arizona in 2005 and spent the entire month of April there. At the time I was writing for LRC. I wrote the article in this link and was mildly surprised when Lew refused to print it. This was the beginning of our split and it widened when he also refused to print a piece I did titled “We will Run the Little Bastards back home.” Of course it all went to hell when he refused to print the article I did which was critical of the Oathkeepers and three days later the FBI was sitting in my yard questioning my motives for writing the article.
Anyway, if you think it would be worth it considering the blow-up over Trump feel free to re-publish this one. ~ Mike Continue reading →
Lately the media has made a huge issue of immigration, especially illegal immigration and the whole Anchor Baby issue. This is only because Donald Trump has opened his big mouth numerous times on the subject and forced the other Republican Candidates for President to react and comment. Often with the same fiery, hard line positions as Trump has espoused. Continue reading →
Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump’s popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs.
For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump’s plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector. Continue reading →
Recently, a number of conservative writers and commentators, including Charles Krauthammer, have condemned the “mass” deportation of illegal immigrants as immoral. Of course, the deportation of illegal immigrants also involves legal and economic issues, but the arguments regarding these issues have been ably made elsewhere by advocates on both sides. The issue here is morality. Continue reading →
“the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.”
Donald Trump Wins Praise From Experts With New Immigration Plan
While most of the permanent political class is still aghast that 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump put together one of most specific, pro-American worker immigration plans of anyone running for public office, he’s winning widespread praise from key experts on the issue.
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) executive director Mark Krikorian told Breitbart News that he’s pleased Trump is drawing a focus to this issue and his plan is spot on. Continue reading →
(King Tut) (King Tut) Now when he was a young man, He never thought he’d see (King Tut) People stand in line to see the boy king. (King Tut) How’d you get so funky? (Funky Tut) Did you do the monkey? Born in (who the hell knows???), Moved to Babylonia (Washington, DC) (King Tut).
A horse named “American Pharoah” just won the Triple Crown. Is this some sort of a sign for America? The office of the presidency was greatly strengthened under previous administrations, but now Barack Obama has grabbed an unprecedented amount of power for himself. With this commentary, I am going to focus on immigration, but Obama’s power grab is certainly not limited to this area. If there is some sort of major “national emergency” over the next year or so, the legal framework has already been created for Obama to use his “emergency powers” to take total control of virtually everything. Continue reading →
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In another midnight filing last week in the immigration lawsuit filed by 26 states against the Obama administration in the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Justice Department admitted that the Department of Homeland Security had violated federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s Feb. 16 injunction against President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan. Continue reading →
President Barack Obama took the unprecedented step last week of using executive authority to protect close to 5 million immigrants residing in the United States illegally, defying the wishes of both Republicans Congress and the American people.
Immigration reform advocates are already decrying him, however, saying his expansive actions didn’t go far enough.
‘This will impact less than half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living here right now,’ Lancaster, Pennsylvania, radio host and immigration activist Wilfredo Seda told a local news publication the day after Obama’s announcement. Continue reading →
Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.
Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” Continue reading →
As US lawmakers grapple with ways to slash spending, many were shocked to learn authorities are spending $250 to $1,000 per day to care for each minor apprehended crossing the US border.
More than 57,000 unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have been caught entering the country illegally since last October, and President Barack Obama has asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address what he has called an “urgent humanitarian solution.” Continue reading →
Republicans today quoted a little-noticed December 2013 federal court ruling as evidence of a ‘catch and release’ immigration policy that the Obama administration uses to encourage a flood of illegal migrants to the U.S. from the south.
One congressman told MailOnline on Tuesday that Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen called out the Obama administration for aiding and abetting felonies. And a former lawmaker wrote that the decision shows how the White House is rolling out the welcome mat for human traffickers.
As many as 80,000 children, many traveling with human traffickers but without their parents, are expected to cross the southern U.S. border illegally in 2014. Continue reading →
The progressive scheme, with support from deluded RINOs, to obliterate America’s existing immigration laws must be viewed for what it really is: An unlawful Political Coup, on steroids!
Although Barack Obama and like-minded tyrants profess to be driven by humanitarian compassion for non-English speaking, impoverished illegal aliens, the truth is far more cynical, perhaps even criminal.
Indeed, the overwhelming support for amnesty among liberals is based on simple electoral math: Granting citizenship to tens of millions of illegals would unquestionably alter the political balance of power in a manner favorable to nanny-state socialists, at the expense of capitalist, free-market American citizens.
Amnesty would have the intended consequence of immediately transforming predominantly conservative and Republican “red states” into “blue state” bastions of socialism, and worse, where welfare, food stamps, entitlements, and one-party (Democratic) tyranny would prevail. Continue reading →
Once again, Obama has manipulated the rules to waive the rules and wave in more illegals
As soon as the primary season is over, the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill is looking for ways to pass an amnesty bill for illegal aliens.
Among the pitches the GOP leaders will make is that they trust the Obama administration to keep its word in relation to new measures to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. But, a new report on the state of the political asylum program casts serious doubts that anyone should trust this White House. Continue reading →
On the inaugural edition of the weekly Breitbart News Saturday show on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said he decided not to run for the U.S. Senate largely because he wanted to fight against amnesty legislation. He warned amnesty opponents that advocates may try to sneak through legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress later this year. Continue reading →
~ Foreward ~ The following was submitted to the Federal Observer within an email. We have thus far been unable to verify its source – other than the email address of the alleged author. We have requested verification from him, in addition to all embedded links in what was forwarded to us. With one exception, all links are inactive within our copy. We will update, with notification in the headline upon response from the author. (Ed)
Margaret Thatcher once urged her supporters with a great deal of scorn “not to go wobbly.” Nothing like that can ever be said about the crew at VDare because they have never been staunch supporters of anything about immigration control in the first place. Yes, they are a great vehicle for showing the horrendous impact that massive immigration has on the United States, our whiners-in-charge, but their clarion call is for a time-out, a “moratorium,” a temporary cessation of immigration. How long the VDarers want this cessation, a year, two years, five years, is never made clear. But of course, what they don’t want is a permanent end to massive immigration into the United States, or if they do, why don’t they say that? Continue reading →
President Obama will have to put down his pen and phone if House Republicans are to move ahead with immigration reform this year, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.
A week after outlining immigration reform standards and principles to GOP lawmakers, Boehner, R-Ohio, suggested it may be too difficult for the House to pass legislation in part because Obama has stepped up his use of executive action as a way to skirt the gridlock in Congress.
“We are going to continue to discuss this issue with our members,” Boehner said. “But I think the president’s going to have to demonstrate to the American people and to my colleagues that he can be trusted to enforce the law as it is written.”
Boehner added, “It’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.” Continue reading →
House Republican leaders are facing a wave of opposition from their rank and file on a plan to move ahead with immigration reform, prompted in part by lack of trust in the Obama administration, threatening chances of legislation passing in 2014.
Many House Republicans left their annual issues retreat in Cambridge, Md., feeling uncertain about the GOP leadership’s new “Standards for Immigration Reform” blueprint, which would boost border security, expand immigration and provide legal status to those living here illegally.
Even those who back the plan say they don’t want to try to implement it right now. Continue reading →