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-This Governor Just Shredded Obama For Giving His State The Middle Finger (Awesome)
-Petition Drive: Bring Minor Immigrants to VA! – But House Them?
July 30, 2014 By Michelle Malkin
It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.
Privileged Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles to show how much they empathize with minimum-wage workers.
On the other side of the aisle, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan has wrapped himself in a cloak of compassion, putting a cheesy Taylor Swift hand heart around conservatism by proposing government “life coaches” for those in poverty.
Message: They care! Reality: They fake. The cognitive dissonance on Capitol Hill is so thick you need a V8-powered chainsaw to slice it.
While cynical politicians prattle on about protecting the American Dream, they’re working together to destroy it. If these elected officials care so much about reducing poverty, why are they working so hard to import more of it from around the world? Leaders in both political parties have thrown struggling Americans under the bus to feed the cheap illegal alien labor machine.
The working poor are the biggest losers in D.C.’s amnesty game. U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has been a lonely voice warning about the impact of mass illegal immigration and perpetual amnesty on low-income black Americans. “The country’s economic woes have disproportionately harmed African-Americans, especially those with little education,” he warned this spring. “The economy has a glut of low-skilled workers, not a shortage,” which is driving wages down.
Stagnant wages and depressed economic growth affect working poor Americans of all colors, while illegal alien amnesty beneficiaries cash in. Steve Camarota and Karen Ziegler of the Center for Immigration Studies reported last month that “since 2000, all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).
This is remarkable given that native-born Americans accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the total working-age population. Though there has been some recovery from the Great Recession, there were still fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.”
President Obama has already granted administrative amnesty to an estimated two million illegal aliens and renewed “temporary” work permits for 520,000. The administration is planning an expansion that would grant amnesties to at least six million more lawbreakers.
Where is the opposition? Appeasement Republicans refuse to support Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s on-target proposal to repeal Obama’s “DREAM” magnet and Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions’ clarion call to block any more executive amnesties as a precondition to border bill negotiations.
According to my sources on the Hill, the staffs of Sens. McCain, Flake and Murkowski met privately and opposed any changes to Obama’s DREAM passes for illegals — which makes them willing and suicidal accomplices in the perpetual Democratic voter recruitment drive. On the House side, GOP House Speaker John Boehner is also openly opposed to stopping the DREAM nightmare.
There are no longer two separate parties in Washington. There’s just one big Amnesty Inc. conglomerate addicted to Big Business donations and Big Government grievance politics. The Obama White House needs to buy off Hispanic voters, keep immigration lawyers employed and secure a left-wing permanent ruling majority. Establishment Republicans need to pay off the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, pander to minority lobbyists and curry favor with open-borders CEOS led by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.
The real crisis is not at the border. It’s being fomented inside our nation’s capital. The “border crisis” is a bipartisan D.C. catastrophe of craven politicians abandoning their constitutional duties to defend our sovereignty and put American workers first.
AP-GfK Poll: Majority Says Send Illegals Home ASAP
29 Jul 2014
For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, up 14 points since May and on par with concern about the issue in May 2010, when Arizona’s passage of a strict anti-immigration measure brought the issue to national prominence.
Nearly two-thirds, 62 percent, say immigration is an important issue for them personally, a figure that’s up 10 points since March. President Barack Obama’s approval rating for his handling of immigration dropped in the poll, with just 31 percent approving of his performance on the issue, down from 38 percent in May.
More than 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children have illegally entered the country since October. Most of the children hail from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where gang violence is pervasive. Many are seeking to reunite with a parent already living in the United States.
Since initially calling the surge an “urgent humanitarian situation” in early June, Obama has pressed Central American leaders to stem the flow and has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in new money to hire more immigration judges, build more detention space and process children faster.
House Republicans on Tuesday put forward a bill costing $659 million through the final two months of the fiscal year that would send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and allow authorities to deport children more quickly.
By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans oppose the current process for handling unaccompanied minors crossing the border, which requires that those who are not from Mexico or Canada stay in the U.S. and receive a hearing before a judge before they can be deported. Changing the law to allow all children crossing illegally to be sent back without such a hearing drew support from 51 percent of those polled.
Obama’s proposal for emergency funding, in comparison, was favored by 32 percent and opposed by 38 percent.
Santiago Moncada, a 65-year-old Austin resident who is retired from a state human resources job, said he had considered both proposals and ultimately believes the children need to be deported.
“My heart goes out to them,” said Moncada, a political independent originally from the border city of Eagle Pass. “It needs to be done only because we need to send a message saying our borders are closed. You need to apply for citizenship. You need to apply to come to the United States. You can’t just cross the border illegally.
“My problem is, ‘Who’s going to take care of them?'” Moncada said. “There comes a time when we have to say enough is enough.”
Moncada, however, does support creating a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11 million immigrants who already entered the country illegally. He said many are contributing and should be given a way to become citizens.
A majority of Americans still support such a path to citizenship, though that has slipped to 51 percent from 55 percent in May. Strong opposition to that proposal grew to 25 percent in the new poll from 19 percent in May.
Patricia Thompson’s life has intersected in myriad ways with immigration over the years. She was living in South Florida when thousands of Cubans crossed the Florida Straits fleeing communism. Her son helped build part of the border fence near San Diego with the National Guard. And as an assistant professor of nursing and a college student adviser for four decades, she counseled many immigrant students.
In some cases, those students had been brought to the U.S. illegally as children by their parents, said Thompson, 76, who recently relocated to Florence, Alabama, from Little Rock, Arkansas.
“Those kids certainly deserve an immigration chance,” Thompson said, adding that that issue needs to be resolved before the country moves on to another. For the unaccompanied children crossing the border more recently, Thompson said they should be sent back.
“We’ve got to stop this,” said Thompson, who identified herself as a Republican, but said she thought highly of some of Democratic governors in Arkansas. “We can’t take care of the whole world.”
The poll found that most people — 53 percent — believe the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to offer asylum to people fleeing violence or political persecution. And 52 percent say the children entering the U.S. illegally who say they are fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees.
Eric Svien, 57, a political independent who said he leans conservative, works on the investment side of a bank near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Immigration is not his biggest concern. It ranks somewhere behind reform of the tax code, which he said should be the priority. He said the idea of a moral obligation is a “slippery slope.”
“I think we’ve probably been too open in that regard. I think at this point in time when your country’s resources get strained to the point or you just can’t be the caretaker of the world and you’ve got to draw the line somewhere,” he said. “Where that line gets drawn I hesitate to say … That might be one spot where we have to say enough is enough.”
The AP-GfK Poll was conducted July 24-28, 2014 using KnowledgePanel, GfK’s probability-based online panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. It involved online interviews with 1,044 adults, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points for all respondents.
Respondents were first selected randomly using phone or mail survey methods, and were later interviewed online. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didn’t otherwise have access to the Internet were provided with the ability to access the Internet at no cost to them.
© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
DREAMers demanded hearings for every illegal immigrant
29 Jul 2014 by Tony Lee
On Tuesday, illegal immigrant DREAMers demanded hearings for every illegal immigrant juvenile who has been apprehended.
United We Dream, the group which most recently staged a “funeral” for the GOP in the halls of Congress, blasted Republicans for only caring about deportations after House leaders unveiled their $659 million border funding bill.
“We have a moral obligation to protect defenseless refugee children from harm and to ensure that each child receives a full and fair hearing to determine their eligibility for protections under current law,” the group said in a statement. “United We Dream is committed to fighting for these children to get the rights and protections they deserve.”
Like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who said that the bill did not give illegal immigrants enough resources to be represented by lawyers, Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy for the group, blasted Republicans for wanting to “strip the rights of Central American refugee kids to fair and full proceedings while fast-tracking their deportations.”
A majority of Americans in numerous polls want the law changed so that illegal immigrant juveniles, nearly 90% of whom are teenagers, can be deported more expeditiously even if they are not from Canada or Mexico.
Senate Border Bill Moves Forward
Funding for Israel and western wildfires tacked on legislation
July 30, 2014 by Infowars.com
A measure in the Senate purportedly designed to deal with an influx of around 120,000 illegal immigrants has cleared a key procedural hurdle.
Formal debate on the legislation will begin following a 63 to 33 vote. The bill will provide $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the federal government to deal with the influx of illegal immigrants.
Republicans have refused to support the legislation unless the current immigration policy is changed. House Republicans will approve substantially less money than requested by the Obama administration – $659 million. The House bill requires the apprehension of all unaccompanied minors and deportation hearings within a week.
The Senate measure includes provisions not related to the border or immigration. It specifies funding for local, state and federal agencies to deal with wildfires in eight western states and $225 million for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. The system, used against rockets launched from Gaza, is paid for primarily with American money.
Asked about the funding for Israel, Illinois Democrat and Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Israel asked for the addition.
“Israel requested it, the White House asked us to include it,” Durbin told Politico. “It reflects the fact that all the rocket activity coming out of Gaza has exhausted their current supply or at least it is threatening their supply for defense.”
Petition Drive: Bring Minor Immigrants to VA! – But House Them?
Jul 30, 2014
MRCTV’s Dan Joseph asks people to sign a petition to bring the unaccompanied minors at the border to Alexandria, VA. Once they sign he asks them to sign an agreement to house one. No one signs up for housing.
This Governor Just Shredded Obama For Giving His State The Middle Finger (Awesome)
“I still have not been contacted…”
July 30, 2014 by B. Christopher Agee
Not only did the Obama administration send 760 of the unaccompanied minors flooding across the Mexico border to Tennessee, but Gov. Bill Haslam said he had no forewarning that the shipment was headed his way. In fact, he penned a letter to Barack Obama in which he confirmed the only reason he knows that the illegal immigrant dump took place is because of a post on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website.
Calling the lack of notice “unacceptable,” Haslam indicated that his administration has yet to be notified of the delivery from anyone representing the federal government.
“I still have not been contacted and have no information about these individuals or their sponsors other than what was posted on the HHS website,” he wrote.
Haslam responded harshly to the Obama administration’s handling of the ongoing border crisis, indicating that the large number of unwelcome intruders could have serious repercussions for his state.
“An influence of unaccompanied immigrant children to the state, with little information being made available to the public or to state leaders, creates confusion and could be very problematic,” he wrote.
Included in his terse letter to Obama is a list of questions he wants answered regarding why illegals are being dropped off in states across the nation without even mentioning the delivery to the leaders of affected communities.
Haslam specifically requests information regarding whether the children underwent medical exams, where they were released within his state, how long they will be there, and whether their sponsors were subject to any background screening.
The Republican governor has received support from other prominent Tennesseans, including state representative hopeful Dan Howell.
“I believe in legal immigration,” he said in an interview with Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes; “but I support Gov. Haslam’s response to the president’s decision, which is an outrage.”
Howell went on to conclude that Obama’s policies are “putting a strain on Tennessee’s resources, but what’s more unfortunate is the hardship his actions are imposing on these children and the fact the president is ignoring the law and refusing to seal the border.”