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 →
Snyder is the governor of the state of Michigan. He was quoted in the above-noted article as saying,
“The status quo is dumb, and not fixing it for political reasons would be even dumber.
“To be blunt, we have a dumb system,” he said during remarks on immigration, using a phrase he’d repeat a few times. “Why would we build the dumb system that we have today to say, we don’t want you here?” Continue reading →
The Constitution of the United states of America is not a yo-yo and our Holy Bible is not a comic book. You have been commissioned to operate according to the Constitution, not reform it. Americans demand enforcement of existing laws and that includes not bargaining with illegal aliens but arresting , prosecuting, & deporting them for circumventing a system designed to protect our national security. Fraud is a prosecutorial offense therefore every illegal alien in America is guilty of said offense and should be treated as criminals not visitors.
You advocate for comprehensive immigration reform which clearly violates your oath of office, and that too is a criminal offense. You have all deliberately defied the American people with your treasonous shams in support of ILLEGAL ALIENS opulently navigating in American soil without fear of legal reproach.
The principles of justice, freedom and democracy every American enjoys are due to our belief in God our creator and those who made the ultimate sacrifice; it is therefore your duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not circumvent it and reform it. Continue reading →
Here’s a typical sob story reportorial from the Boston Globe about how illegal aliens from Mexico have swamped a perfectly innocent town in central Washington State and are really, really hurt because the mean old GOP won’t let them have citizenship:
MATTAWA, Wash. – Eloy Cervantes, a cattle rancher and father of four, has staked his family’s future on this remote farming city in America’s apple country a city riddled by troubles he wishes he could help fix. Teen pregnancy. Grating poverty. And violent gangs that shot bullet holes into his neighbors’ trailers.
But Cervantes is not a US citizen, so he is powerless to change a thing. In fact, the majority of people in this American town hundreds of miles from the southern border are not American citizens. Mattawa’s longtime mayor, a white woman in a town of 4,400 mostly Latino residents, won the last election with a grand total of 37 votes.
Immigration puts small town on cultural divide| America’s immigration impasse is a daily, dispiriting fact of life in Mattawa, Wash., and many places where noncitizens abound, by Maria Sacchetti, Januart 5, 2014. Bolding added throughout.
The President of the University of California system, Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano, has announced a $5 million subsidy for illegal aliens on campus. She of course did not use the legally precise term, “illegal aliens.” She used “undocumented students.”
The money will be used to fund student services, work-study programs, and for loans.
We read that “Napolitano encouraged campuses to consult with student leaders and organizations as they develop their plans. Though the allocation was recently announced, some students on campus have already been involved in system-wide discussions regarding the funds.”
Immediately, an illegal alien complained. The money used for loans is not really aid. Continue reading →
The California Supreme Court issued a decision last week authorizing one Sergio Garcia, an alien residing illegally in the United States, to receive his law license and become a member of the California State Bar.
The case is replete with ironies, and with no few of what might be termed illogical syllogisms.
For instance, an attorney admitted to the bar, in order to actually practice law, must seek to be admitted to the various state or federal courts as well. When a court admits such an attorney to practice before it, he becomes an officer of the court. The online Legal Dictionary tells us that, “[a]s officers of the court lawyers have an absolute ethical duty to tell judges the truth, including avoiding dishonesty or evasion…” Continue reading →
On a breezy spring morning, a red ATV rolled across southeastern Arizona’s border badlands beneath the mystical Chiricahua Mountains.
A gray-haired rancher in classic cowboy attire — jeans, boots, denim vest and shirt — was at the wheel accompanied by his dog, Blue.
Robert Krentz, 58, was checking stock ponds and waterlines on the 35,000-acre spread not far from where Apache leader Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. cavalry. The Krentz clan began raising cattle there more than a century ago, shortly before Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa prowled nearby.
In modern times, the sparsely populated San Bernardino Valley bordering New Mexico and Sonora became a magnet for bird-watchers and a haven for smugglers.
Krentz pulled to a stop as he noticed a man apparently injured. The rancher made a garbled radio call to his brother, Phil — something about an illegal alien … hurt … call Border Patrol.
It was about 10:30 a.m., March 27, 2010. What happened that morning, as shots echoed across the grassy range, would roil Arizona politics and fuel the U.S. immigration debate for years to come. Continue reading →
Why do Mexican drug gangs get along better with U.S. border forces than with each other?
There is an interesting documentary that runs on the National Geographic TV channel entitled Border Wars. The series chronicles the continuing battle by American law enforcement — primarily the Border Patrol and DEA — to inhibit the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants into the U.S. The title is misleading because the “war” tends to involve little bloodshed, as neither the organized criminal smugglers nor the border agents want the commerce in narcotics and people to become a combat affair – unlike the case in Mexico itself.
There are incidents, of course, where officials and innocents are killed or wounded on the U.S. side. This was the case of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed, killed by a weapon from the “Fast and Furious” project, and the mysterious shooting of a long time Arizona rancher whose property was crossed regularly by smugglers. A great deal of press attention was given to the killing of an official ICE agent traveling by car to inspect facilities in the northern provinces of Mexico and the tourist David Hartley who was shot and presumably drowned on his jet ski-boat on Falcon Lake. Continue reading →
The following from the same bunch of bandits, who cut their staffs to less than 30 hours per week, so that they would not have to pay for health insurance under ObamaCare; in addition to paying their workers $7.50 per hour, then telling them to apply for Food stamp assistance. STOP buying their food and eating their s#*!. (Ed.)
Fast food chains and other big restaurant lobbyists are turning their attention to efforts to try to grant amnesty to the 11 million illegal aliens in the country, Breitbart News has learned.
In a public statement released post-government shutdown on Oct. 23, the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) wrote that it thinks Congress should focus on immigration reform efforts before the end of the year.
“Now that Congress can refocus after the showdown over the budget and debt ceiling, we are hearing calls from both sides of the aisle to go back to immigration reform,” EWIC wrote. “The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is looking forward to continuing to work with the House of Representatives as it deliberates the important issue of immigration reform.” Continue reading →
There is a riddle that harkens back to my days in public school that asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer to the question that serves as the title for my commentary is, of course, “One bite at a time!”
The Senate’s massive immigration bill, S.744 is often described as simply being about amnesty for illegal aliens. In point of fact, there are many components to S.744, with amnesty being just one of many provision by which the Senate bill, in enacted, would irreparably harm America and Americans. Continue reading →
My inbox is full today of emails from people who have had testy exchanges with Issa staffers in DC and Vista.
They main theme is they usually deny Issa is pushing any amnesty and that the caller is misinformed or wrong. They say Issa is not for amnesty. Having agreed with the caller, they then count the call as a pro-Issa immigration bill call. They have a list of scripted vague replies so they can argue with callers and try to convince them they are wrong. Continue reading →
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself. He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform.
Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare. No immigration-related legislation. Period. The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White House, irrespective of your view on the issue, is absurd.
However, there is one thing we can learn from the immigration debate. Almost every supposed precondition for amnesty and the pathway to citizenship under the Senate bill is subject to suspension for humanitarian purposes, to ensure family unity, the public interest, or personal hardship. Continue reading →
Read and heed. Ryan, Boehner, and clan are plotting a sneak attack on conservatives to help Obama pass his mass amnesty. – Granny
A lame House border-security bill is designed to be a vehicle for amnesty.
Believing that they won the recent shutdown fight, President Obama and the Democrats think they have momentum to browbeat the House into passing some version of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty that was approved by the Senate in June.
Representative Paul Ryan has been actively working to help the president achieve his chief goal for the second term. Many conservatives fear that Speaker Boehner and the rest of the House GOP leadership share Ryan’s desire to pass a bill that would legalize the present 111220 30 (or more) million–plus illegal aliens and double future legal immigration. Continue reading →
GOP Congressman no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama’s winner-take-all approach to governance.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has changed his mind and now opposes any efforts to grant amnesty to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles. Continue reading →
Just as the ruling tribes in Africa rounded up their own and sold them to the ships captains to be taken to other places as SLAVES – this OCCUPATION FORCE which OCCUPIES WDC is selling out American citizens (DEBT) for filthy lucre. – Granny
Why is the Democratic Party so magnanimous toward illegal immigrants (“California enacts Trust Act,” Oct. 6)? Why does President Barack Obama refuse to secure our borders? Why do the Democrats want to give blanket amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants? Continue reading →
Republicans’ new worst fear isn’t defaulting on America’s debts. If an immigration policy favored by the White House and Senate Democrats should become law, 17.3 million newly legalized immigrant voters would emerge by 2036, eager to reward the party that gave them a path to citizenship.
The White House has shifted gears and put its policy team in immigration overdrive, zooming past the debt crisis that threatened to sink the republic and on to the task of normalizing the estimated 11 million U.S. residents who have no legal basis for being there.
The Democrat-dominated U.S. Senate passed a bill in June that would provide a citizenship path for those who have been in the U.S. since the end of 2011. But as with the early days of the debt crisis and the partial government shutdown, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives aren’t eager to consider it.
The White House has avoided saying that it take advantage of a weak House and spend its political capital to push an immigration policy, but Republicans have reason to suspect the other shoe is about to drop. Continue reading →
“Not sure why they brought in porta potties for this crowd – they crap anywhere they like and leave it for us to clean up.” – Granny
Yesterday the Obama administration opened up the National Mall, closed to the general public due to the government shutdown, making a special exception to allow pro-amnesty groups to hold a rally. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, polite as ever, thanked the president for allowing the protesters to convene there, despite the fact that anyone else who wandered onto the Mall yesterday risked arrest, as it is currently “illegal” to visit the open-air site while it, and hundreds of other monuments and national parks, are officially “shut down”. Continue reading →
Throughout history governments had lied to their constituents. It is an indisputable fact of life. We Americans have been lied to, by our government, mercilessly, since our founding. No matter where in the world you are reading this, rest assured your government has lied to you and may, even now, be lying to you… even as you peruse this article.
Today, in America, the Big Lie the government is peddling to Americans (I mean OTHER THAN OBAMACARE!) is two fold. The first part of the lie is: we can’t get rid of the 12 million, or so, illegal immigrants in this country. The second part of the Big Lie is the current immigration reform bill proposed by the Congress is NOT an AMNESTY BILL.
I mean, come on folks, don’t tell me we can’t get rid of 12 million illegal aliens in this country! Because we can! Continue reading →
The “Gang of 7″ immigration reform bill in the House, touted as a fix for all our immigration problems, died of disinterest yesterday. It was less than a year old.
In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House “gang of seven” plan is probably dead, and almost certainly won’t be introduced this fall as promised, a top Democrat on the “gang” acknowledges. Continue reading →