US border WAR, illegals, diseases, schoolkids
May 2015 Muslim terrorists flooding USA
June 2014 Illegal kids dumped
July 20 it has become WAR as Mexican drug cartels fire on US border patrol while illegals enter USA.
Illegal kids are infecting American kids across USA with serious diseases
West Africans are pouring into USA bringing EBOLA
Fort Sill to house illegal children
Up to 1,200 children who were detained while trying to enter the U.S. illegally will be taken to Fort Sill this week as federal officials try to find their families or place them with a sponsor.
The unaccompanied minors, most of them teenagers from Central America, will start arriving at Fort Sill from Arizona. The children and teens are among 47,000 unaccompanied minors taken into custody at the border since October 2013.
Federal authorities plan to use a holding facility in Nogales, Arizona, as a way station where the children will be vaccinated and checked medically before being sent to Fort Sill, Texas and California.
Oklahoma said military bases shouldnt be used for such purposes. AMEN!
In May DHS started flying immigrants in the U.S. illegally to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas after the number of immigrants — including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own — overwhelmed the Border Patrol there.
Immigrant families were flown from Texas and released in Arizona.
ICE has said the immigrants were mostly families from Central America fleeing extreme poverty and violence.
Fort Sill Oklahoma Military Base to house Illegal kids
Unaccompanied migrant children relocated to an Oklahoma military base.
The majority of the children being sent to Fort Sill are from Central American countries and Mexico.
The children will have beds, bathrooms and recreational areas.
Educational supervisors will remain with the children until they are either reunited with their families or placed with a host family temporarily.
Arizona also got hundreds of children, but it is already overwhelmed.
66,000 unaccompanied minors arrived this year..
I know Obama is bringing in refugees (?) from Muslim nations, so are these kids hispanic or Muslim?
Obama opens third military base for kids
Ft Sill now added to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and Ventura County Navy base in Southern California.
More kids at a makeshift way station set up in a Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales, Arizona.
Obama mafia dump illegal immigrant children in warehouse.
Those kids are in our country illegally.
They dont belong at military bases.
The Obama immigration policies endanger America.
She said most who make the dangerous trip, where they are known often to be robbed and abused by crime gangs, are from Central America.
Major crisis on our borders
North American Union
Canada, United States, Mexico
US border WAR, diseases, schoolkids
Its OVER - this is now the NAU - North American Union - no borders
NAU, North American Union - no borders
Signed off in 2005 by US President GW Bush and Mexican President Fox
Bundy bunch in Burns, Oregon
US govt stole ranchers lands - sold to Russia
AND this is done in other states also
Saudi Arabia and China purchased a piece of America
Banks can steal from you
Influx of illegal kids a disaster
June 11, 2014 Judicial Watch
The barrage of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico has created an out-of-control disaster with rampant diseases and sexually active teenagers. Is Obama bringing child sex trade into USA?
The minors are coming mostly(?) from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and some may have criminal backgrounds.
Some are 17 years old with ties to gangs.
Foreign Media say minors will spend a few months in federal camps until they can be turned over to family in the U.S. Besides receiving food and shelter, the Honduran newspaper article says, kids will receive English classes, participate in sports and other programs while their relatives are tracked down in the U.S.
diseases, Leprosy, bugs, lice
HARBINGER WARNINGS - Isaiah 9 prophecy
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Obama Regime Planned the Influx of Illegal Alien Children at the Border 6 months ago
June 24, 2014 - January 29th the feds was preparing for the arrival of undocumented kids. They sought vendors to handle transportation logistics once they got here. January 29th
Mexican Chopper Shoots at US Border Agents
June 28, 2014 TUCSON - Border Patrol agents in Arizona were fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.
Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation on the Tohono Odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.
The 4 agents were in a marked patrol vehicle when they were shot at. They were unharmed, thank you Jesus. Sorry about that chief.
The Mexican helicopter was 15 yards from the border agents when they were came under fire.
Tucson sector officials didnt notify the next shift of border agents that there had been a shooting.
Map of Locations where Feds Are Shipping Illegal Alien Minors
Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This 'Crisis' as an 'Opportunity
June 2014 Rep. Nancy Pelosi discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."
Pelosi explained, "We are all Americans -- north and south in this hemisphere," and urged America to see this as not a crisis but an opportunity "to be helpful." She also said she wished she could simply "take home" the thousands of children temporarily housed in the overburden facilities.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, in the past fiscal year more than 47,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States through Mexico with the majority coming from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announces plan for county to house up to 2,000 children from Texas border
6/28/14 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Saturday that the county would house and care for hundreds of unaccompanied children in the country illegally from Central American and Mexico.
Jenkins told delegates at the Texas Democratic Convention that the federal government would pick up the cost for the effort, which would be centered in Dallas and another city inside the county. The unaccompanied minors could start arriving here at the end of July, Jenkins said.
“My hope is that when Dallas County steps up, the state and others will step up as well,” Jenkins said in a news conference after his convention speech. Jenkins said Dallas and the unnamed city would each house up to 1,000 children. He did not say which facilities would be used for the kids, except that they could be in the form of unoccupied schools, hospitals or large buildings.
Though the plan does not have to be approved by the commissioners court, Jenkins said there would be community meetings. He added that Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was on board.
The county, according to Jenkins, would have a contract to house the children for 120 days. Depending on the state of the crisis, the children could be in Dallas County much longer.
Jenkins said he was hopeful that churches and other community organizations would get involved in the process.
“It’s a great opportunity for our community to show compassion,” he said.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez supported Jenkins’ efforts. “There are human beings, little children, that we need to take care of,” she said.
Jenkins said he reached out to federal officials after his eight-year-old daughter express concerned about the children flooded across the border. She even offered Jenkins Highland Park home as a potential site, saying it would be fun to play with other little girls. “We cannot turn our backs on the children that are already here,” Jenkins said.
HEALTH Catastrophe on the border
June 30, 2014 American leading physician is warning its time to look at the flood of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border from Mexico as a serious medical issue that could erupt into an emergency room catastrophe. We already have overburdened emergency rooms.
These illegals (criminals) enter USA without health screenings or vaccinations, potentially carrying diseases largely unknown in the U.S.
Tuberculosis, norovirus and the measles is inevitable.
Tuberculosis is the single most dangerous disease because it is highly contagious and can be easily picked up at the mall, at a school, or on the bus.
Some cases can be very resistant to medications. They don’t respond to traditional antibiotics, and the few drugs they may respond to are often toxic, with lots of side effects.
Super bad is XDR TB found years ago in South Africa has traveled to other nations.
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Left targeting homosexuals for immigration
April, 2011 A far left-wing congressional members introduce a bill that gives special consideration to homosexuals who want to immigrate to the United States. Evil Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, John Conyers, Tammy Baldwin, Luis Gutierrez and several other left-wing radicals have reintroduced to Congress the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow American homosexuals to sponsor foreign homosexuals for legal residency in the United States. Meanwhile, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) has introduced the same bill in the Senate.
"Targeting anybody for importation into the country based on their sexuality doesn't sound like something that Congress should be messing with at all," contends William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC). But he says this legislation fits right into the left's agenda of changing the traditional values that made America great.
"They're looking to bring in anybody challenging the established culture inside the United States that they want to bring down," Gheen suggests. "And though the majority culture of the United States for the last 200 years has been predominately European Christian...they are looking for anybody that would take issue with that. And, of course, Christianity preaches against sodomy."
The ALIPAC president concludes that the traditions that made America great have clearly fallen uner siege by the "do as thou will" crowd.
US court temporarily blocks Ala. from checking immigration status of students
Oct 2011 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a blow to Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, a federal appeals court sided with the Obama administration Friday when it blocked public schools from checking the immigration status of students.
The decision from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said police can’t charge immigrants who are unable to prove their citizenship, but it let some of the law stand, giving supporters a partial victory. The decision was only temporary and a final ruling wasn’t expected for months, after judges can review more arguments.
Obama seeks power to return immigrant children
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central America back home from the U.S. border they tried to cross illegally, setting up a confrontation with immigration activists.
In a letter to congressional leaders Monday, Obama also is asking for increased penalties for persons who smuggle immigrants who are vulnerable, such as children. The request is part of a broader administration response to what the White House has called a "humanitarian crisis" on the border.
Obama is asking Congress for emergency money that would, among other things, help conduct "an aggressive deterrence strategy focused on the removal and repatriation of recent border crossers."
Obama's letter to House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the administration is confronting the influx with a coordinated response on both sides of the border.
"This includes fulfilling our legal and moral obligation to make sure we appropriately care for unaccompanied children who are apprehended, while taking aggressive steps to surge resources to our Southwest border to deter both adults and children from this dangerous journey, increase capacity for enforcement and removal proceedings, and quickly return unlawful migrants to their home countries," Obama wrote.
The Border Patrol in South Texas has been overwhelmed for several months by an influx of unaccompanied children and parents traveling with young children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Unlike Mexican immigrants arrested after entering the U.S. illegally, those from Central America cannot be as easily returned to their countries. Obama is seeking authority to act more quickly
The Border Patrol has apprehended more than 52,000 child immigrants traveling on their own since October.
Immigrant advocacy groups, already frustrated by Obama's lack of executive action to ease record levels of deportations, immediately pounced on the administration's decision.
"President Obama is asking Congress to change the law to enable the government to inflict expedited removal on unaccompanied children. That is simply unconscionable," said Leslie A. Holman, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. "No matter what you call it, rapid deportations without any meaningful hearing for children who are rightly afraid of the violence and turmoil from which they fled is wrong, and contradicts the fundamental values of this nation."
Under current law, children arriving at the border from Central America have a right to an immigration hearing before a judge, but under Obama's proposed changes, which must be approved by Congress, that would no longer be automatic and instead the kids would have to make their case to a Border Patrol agent, advocates said.
Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said the influx of children across the border "really requires a humanitarian response, not an increase in deportations."
Obama's attempt to speed up deportations of the Central American immigrants comes as immigration advocates have been pressing the administration to take steps to slow deportations in the face of congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration legislation. Advocates expressed frustration that after a year where immigration legislation offering the promise of citizenship went nowhere in the GOP-led House, the administration is seeking votes on an immigration crackdown instead.
The response from some Republicans was not favorable either. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, accused Obama of seeking a "blank check" with no real solutions. "President Obama created this disaster at our southern border and now he is asking American taxpayers to foot the bill," said Goodlatte.
Hezbollah has established bases all over Mexico, Central America and South America
June 2011 - While the Obama administration celebrates the death of Osama Bin Laden and our military forces are poking around in caves all over Afghanistan looking for members of al-Qaeda, a far more dangerous threat is growing right in our own backyard. Hezbollah has established bases all over Mexico, Central America and South America.
Hezbollah is now heavily involved in the drug trade and in trafficking illegal aliens. But do we hear about any of this in the news? No, instead our government and our media are obsessed with al-Qaeda. This is a fundamental mistake. Hezbollah is far more organized and far more dangerous.
One local television news program recently interviewed a former U.S. intelligence agent who has spent many years tracking Hezbollah activities in Mexico. The following are some quotes from that interview about Hezbollah….
*”They are recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations.”
*”We are looking at 15 or 20 years that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico.
Hezbollah on US-Mexico Border
Hizballah setting up operations in Mexico, near US border
Hezballah uses Mexican drug routes into U.S.
Medical staff warned to Keep mouths shut about illegals diseases or face arrest
July 01, 2014 A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans.
Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government camps.
The security force call themselves the Brown Shirts.
Workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.
Children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues. Lice was climbing down their hair.
AIDS and TB are 2 VERY serious diseases dragged into USA - and sent off to other states to spread. Also lice and scabies.
TB (tuberculosis), leprosy, tropical diseases, including dengue fever (in EBOLA family) on our border
A health worker is concerned with the diseases carried by some illegals
One Border Patrol agent in Texas has already contracted tuberculosis.
Some of the diseases brought in are drug-resistant tuberculosis, leprosy, tropical diseases, including dengue fever (in EBOLA family), Chagas disease, and various other childhood diseases. Many of these diseases can be difficult to detect initially, and the medical screening being done during Border Patrol screening will not catch many of these diseases.
Illegal immigrants hospitalized
Busloads full of illegal aliens, many of them children, from overcrowded detention facilities in Texas were flown into San Diego Tuesday morning before being driven north to Murrieta for processing, but plans changed when over 100 protestors prevented the bus from entering the Murrieta Border Patrol facility.
3 DHS buses left Murrieta, in Riverside County California and drove down to a Customs and Border Protection facility in San Ysidro.
40 illegal immigrants quarantined at the Border Patrol Chula Vista Station with active scabies and head lice. The facility will provide them with showers, laundry service and bedding. Another 10 people were taken to local hospitals with unknown illnesses.
What are they trying to hide?
Congressman forbidden to see illegals
July 2, 2014 By Joel Gehrke
A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.
Representative Jim Bridenstine (Oklahoma) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. (3 weeks away!)
There are 1,200 immigrant children at the Fort Sill, Oklahoma base.
HHS releases the children to a (sponsor - pimp?) in the United States.
There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held, Bridenstine said. Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.
DOD threatens reporter
July 5, 2014 The Department of Defense has threatened imprisonment after report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
DOD claims reporter engaged in unauthorized photography and broadcast which were somehow detrimental to the safety and security of the installation even though the photos of Lackland’s illegal alien shelter, which is housing nearly 2,000 illegals at a cost to taxpayers of around $250 per immigrant per day, were taken outside the shelter and are clearly in the public’s best interest.
PHOTOS inside illegals camp
Exclusive footage and photos of an illegal immigrant shelter on a military base in Texas emphasize how the Obama administration is quick to aid illegal aliens but not veterans, especially not the vets being horribly mistreated at VA hospitals or even the homeless veterans struggling on the streets across America.
The Department of Health and Human Services is using the Hackney Training Complex on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to house nearly 2,000 minors who entered the country illegally, costing American taxpayers over $250 per child daily.
When we asked for an in-person interview, the base’s public information office stated that Lackland is not “directly involved” in the management of the immigration shelter and referred us to HHS representatives in Washington, D.C. who did not return our phone calls. The PIO also said that press access to the facility was not allowed because it wasn’t a designated “media day” in which reporters can listen to – but not film – a statement made to the press. Regardless, in the interest of the public we did our own investigation into the temporary housing of illegal aliens at Lackland, taking photos of the facility through various holes in the fences erected to keep the media out.
The minors at the shelter range in age from teenagers to as young as five and spend time in the shelter playing basketball and singing songs, according to Infowars reporter SSG Joe Biggs, who was on the scene at the shelter.
This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,” said a statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.
Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes
The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.
A second New York Times article reports revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States.
The deluge of 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States.
Experts say that President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to close the loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals, despite the high unemployment rates among American Latino, African-American and white youths, and the strapped budgets of many cities and towns.
The president’s policy has caused protests by frightened citizens in towns such as Murrieta. But Obama’s allies — such as La Raza, an ethnic lobby for Latinos — are eager to escalate the conflict and to paint the protestors as racists. Those protests may escalate before the November elections.
The Central American parents of the 50,000 youths and children are using a 2008 law to ensure their children are transported to them for free by a relay of border patrol and Department of Health and Human Services officials. The youths are delivered to the border patrol by smugglers, dubbed coyotes, in exchange for several thousand dollars.
Half of the 50,000 Central American youths were delivered by taxpayer-funded employees directly to their parents now living in the United States, and another third were delivered to people who said they were close relatives, said the July 3 article.
That new data was included in the 19th paragraph of a 20-paragraph June 3 article.
Obama may have isis mixed in with our border criminal illegals.
Isis - Sunni Muslim terrorists who usurped the NW 1/3 of IRAQ in June 2014
Border war USA
July 6, 2014 Feds warn its going to get ugly when they deliver another load of illegals to Texas
As illegals continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, feds are attempting to relocate these diseased criminals to states across the nation.
In Murrieta, California protesters blocked a bus full of illegals from arriving.
Federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.
The feds are pissed that they haven't been able to use this facility.
Do you think Putin would come help us?
Existential Threat to America
The United States' neglect of its southern border has created a threat that challenges the country's national security, says the general in charge of overseeing the region, and he is concerned that terrorists and others can exploit the vulnerabilities that have been created.
"In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance," Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told Defense One. "Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree."
Kelly has asked Congress to allocate more money and equipment to help him and his command fight the steady flow of drugs, weapons, and migrants from Central America, but the budget has already been cut when it comes to border security.
San Diego Border Patrol Agent contracted scabies from illegal from Texas.
July 7, 2014 Public safety is our number one concern. BULL HOCKEY!
Another agent contracted TB from these criminals.
Militia group heading to Texas border
Patriots militia has put out a call for people to go to the Texas-Mexico border and help with a citizen militia operation called Secure our Border - Laredo.
Call to voluntarily guard private property in the Laredo area and other Texas locations where owners feel threatened by drug cartels.
Commander Chris Davis warned members against using any violent means.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said the self-appointed militia is not needed in the Rio Grande Valley. If he had enuf men there wouldnt be an illegal problem!
Diseases kill, vaccinations kill - name yer poison.
BORDER PATROL UNDER GAG ORDER
SAYS NO AGENTS SECURING BORDER
California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the border disaster from getting out to the public. Zermeno said that the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border.
He said, “As long as they send the bodies up there [to Murietta] to be processed, there will be no agents patrolling and that's what the agency doesn't want me to say.”
The order also comes after agents spoke out about the spread of infectious diseases near the border, which the public deserved to know about because it was a danger “like a threat to national security.”
The empire is pushig back and not that many are going there - some suspect its not a good idea to split the the groups up around the country and put them in one isolated place
Report: Obama Intent on Granting Temporary Amnesty to Millions More
President Barack Obama is reportedly set on using executive actions to give temporary amnesty to nearly 7 million more illegal immigrants in America this year, including the parents of illegal immigrant children.
According to National Journal, in a meeting with pro-amnesty activists last week, "Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit" and "gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration groups that between 5 million to 6 million adult illegal immigrants could be spared deportation under a similar form of deferred adjudication he ordered for the so-called Dreamers in June 2012."
At least 670,000 illegal immigrants received temporary amnesty and work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Obama has reportedly "now ordered the Homeland Security and Justice departments to find executive authorities that could enlarge that non-prosecutorial umbrella by a factor of 10."
Senior officials told National Journal that "Obama wants to see what he can do with executive power to provide temporary legal status to undocumented adults" and "will shift Immigration Control and Enforcement resources from the interior to the border to reduce deportations of those already here and to beef up defenses along the border." That means illegal immigrants who are already in the country who are not violent criminals are likely not to be deported, which may give migrants from Central America more incentive just to get across the border.
National Journal reported that Obama also said that "presidents must send the message that you can't just show up on the border, plead for asylum or refugee status, and hope to get it," but the White House may be doing exactly that by vowing to not rescind DACA. Those who received DACA can renew their status for another two years in September without an age cap. Those who were not 16 in 2012 but are now can apply for the first time, which means more illegal immigrants will get temporary amnesty this summer even if Obama doesn't enact any executive actions.
The flood of illegal immigrants from Central America has drastically increased after Obama enacted DACA by executive fiat.
As the Christian Science Monitor noted, "during the decade preceding fiscal year 2012, the federal government agency tasked with caring for unaccompanied minors who cross the border illegally dealt with an average of 7,000 to 8,000 cases a year." In fiscal year 2011, there were 6,560, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The year after Obama enacted DACA, "the number jumped to 13,625," and "at least 50,000 have entered illegally since October of last year. Officials estimate at least 150,000-160,000 more will try next year."
Obama's Katrina July 8, 2014
MURRIETA - Demonstrators opposed to illegal immigration stood their ground again at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Monday, where U.S. Border Patrol had been scheduled to transfer a third round of buses, with 140 illegals aboard in total, transferred from overcrowded Texas detention facilities.
For a third time, the buses were rerouted to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border, for processing. The demonstrators gathered in areas to the north and south of the Murrieta station after law enforcement blocked off the road near the station itself. Many told Breitbart News they considered their stand a success, since buses scheduled for Murrieta are avoiding it as long as demonstrators remain.
The anti-illegal immigration protests Monday brought out new, first-time demonstrators and onlookers from many different backgrounds--from young enlisted Marines to legal immigrants from Germany, Mexico, and Central America.
Despite the news of buses being re-routed for the second time since a standoff with three buses in Murrieta July 1, anti-illegal immigration demonstrators plan to continue to monitor and be at the ready should any transfers of illegal aliens to the Murrieta station resume.
This is the Obama jihad against America and Americans
Brewer's immigrant driver's license policy blocked
PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya is one of nearly 19,000 young immigrants in Arizona who have been allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's deferred action policy, but the benefits of the program in the state have been limited.
As Montoya applies for teaching jobs, she considers herself competitively disadvantaged because Arizona hasn't allowed her to get a driver's license as the federal policy allows.
She was among those cheering a decision by a federal appeals court that on Monday ruled the state cannot deny driver's licenses to immigrants in the program. The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals suggested the policy was intended to express hostility toward the young immigrants, in part because of the deferred action policy.
"We are celebrating now, but we are going to have to continue to organize," Montoya said, noting that it's not the only example of difficulties she and others face.
Montoya said her counterparts in Arizona often struggle to pay for college, because the state requires those receiving deferred action assistance to pay out-of-state tuition, which is more expensive.
The program was created by the Obama administration in 2012 to help immigrants younger than 30 who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Applicants must have been in the country for at least five continuous years, enrolled in or have graduated from a high school or GED program or have served in the military. Aside from allowing driver's licenses, the program also permits young immigrants to pursue a two-year renewable work permit.
States have imposed various restrictions on benefits such immigrants are able to obtain, and Arizona's denial of licenses was one of the most visible challenges to the Obama administration's deferred deportation policy. A separate court battle is playing out in Arizona over a community college system that wants to grant in-state tuition to the immigrants — an effort the state attorney general has challenged.
Arizona was one of two states that refused to issue licenses to the immigrants, sparking the latest court fight over the issue.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer called the ruling misguided and said she was considering appeal.
The appeals court ruling follows other high-profile battles between Arizona and the federal government over immigration, including court decisions that struck down much of a 2010 enforcement law but upheld its most hotly debated section, which requires police to check immigration status under certain circumstances.
"We hope that this ruling signals the end of what has been an unfortunate anti-immigrant period in Arizona," said Karen Tumlin, one of the attorneys representing the immigrants.
The decision should remove any barriers young immigrants face in getting a driver's license in Arizona, Tumlin said.
The ruling comes during a national focus on the topic as tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America — many unaccompanied children — have illegally entered the country in recent months, straining the capacity of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Brewer issued an executive order in August 2012 directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young immigrants who get work authorization under the deferred action program.
Brewer pointed out that the judges who ruled against her were appointed by Democratic presidents. The governor blames Obama's policy for the recent influx of immigrants entering the country illegally and notes that the program isn't federal law. "Lawless decrees by the president demonstrate animus to Congress, states and the Constitution," Brewer said.
The appeals panel ordered a lower court judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Brewer's executive order while the case is litigated. It's unknown how long it will take for the case to conclude.
Brewer's attorneys said the decision to deny driver's licenses grew out of liability concerns and the desire to reduce the risk of the licenses being used to improperly access public benefits.
Ted Cruz Sends Obama Map with Directions to Border
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Austin and Dallas. Hahaha!
Texas Gov. Perry interview
July 10, 2014 When Perry uses the same language as the lying media I count Perry as a phony. You cant call Obama - president - and you cant say this is a - humanitarian crisis. This is illegals, criminals, human bombs of diseases invading our nation - at the invitation of this wicked whitehouse which is NOT American!
Gvernor Perry met with Obama in Texas Wednesday.
Demon Obama is not visiting the border.
President George W. Bush was criticized after Hurricane Katrina for not visiting right away. Bush did visit later.
Pastors not welcome
July 11, 2014 Pastors and churches have been banned from helping the thousands of illegals in Texas and Arizona.
Pastor Coffin even asked if they could provide the children with toys, blankets and food. But the feds said no donations allowed.
The government believes they are church and Obama is the deity. Heaven help us all.
The liklihood is strong these illegals are Muslims - and Imams are allowed.
Mexican Troops Firing On American People
|Standingbear wrote: |
|Alex Jones has talked about how Mexican troops have fired on American people many times. They have been flying Helocopters over folks homes and everyone has soldiers hanging out with automatic weapons showing. They have entered the US many miles and have stopped a sheriff patrol who had a dump truck loaded with Mary Jane on the way to be burned and forced them to give it to them and they took truck and dope back into Mexico. Our troops have been fired on by Mexican forces and they ran. Why did they run? They were not allowed to have any ammo! Here they were guarding our border and was not allowed to have any ammo to protect the border and themself with. Two FBI agents were gunned down. Alex said you do not hear about this on any news, but it is starting to come out. You can go to his site and prisonplanet.com to hear more and there might be a video. I have not gone there yet as I am listening to Alex's radio show.
We had better wake up and get on our knees and call upon the only ONE who can save us and that is GOD! May GOD bless all who read this. May GOD bless Israel and may GOD bless America and those who still love HIM!
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Child immigration crisis reaches Chicago-area shelters
The immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border is now playing out in Chicago as hundreds of undocumented children are now in this area.
Surge of immigrants from India baffles border officials in Texas
Feb 2011 - Thousands from India have entered Texas illegally from Mexico in the last year. Most are Sikhs who claim religious persecution at home.
Reporting from Harlingen, Texas —
Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally at the southern tip of Texas in the last year, part of a mysterious and rapidly growing human-smuggling pipeline that is backing up court dockets, filling detention centers and triggering investigations.
The immigrants, mostly young men from poor villages, say they are fleeing religious and political persecution. More than 1,600 Indians have been caught since the influx began here early last year, while an undetermined number, perhaps thousands, are believed to have sneaked through undetected, according to U.S. border authorities.
Hundreds have been released on their own recognizance or after posting bond. They catch buses or go to local Indian-run motels before flying north for the final leg of their months-long journeys.
Illegals bring diseases to USA
July 12, 2014 Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications
A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants.
The agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak.
He has small children.
Border agents have been getting sick more often than before with flus, congestion and respiratory illnesses.
The processing room was severely overcrowded and that just made it the perfect breeding ground for these diseases.
Laredo - illegal immigrants arrive with active cases of tuberculosis, scabies, lice and chicken pox.
Mexico, Guatemala fast-track delivery of illegals to U.S.
Mexico and Guatemala have reached an agreement that is intended to make it easier and safer for Central Americans, including unaccompanied minors, to enter the United States illegally.
Crisis at the Border, America Under Attack
July 13, 2014 Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Crisis At The Border, America Under Attack.
If you are able to view youtube, you MUST listen to this!
Most of these 100,000 illegals invading USA at invitation of Obama are male gang members age 14 - 17, not babies, and they have nasty diseases. And MORE are coming!
Obama is sending them on public transport to many other states as HUMAN BOMBS to infect you and your children. The bombs go off in September when school starts.
Iraq Muslim jihadists Will March Toward the West
Dallas Pastor Stands By His Remarks About Jesus, Border Fence
The leader of one of Dallas’ largest congregations is facing some criticism, based on statements he made on a national newscast.
After Pastor Robert Jeffress offered an assessment on the border crisis involving unaccompanied minors, some accused him of invoking scripture in an inappropriate manner.
Dr. Jeffress told CBS 11’s Steve Pickett while Jesus loved children, he also respected the law. In that context, Jeffress believes a complete act of compassion for these children starts with tightening the border they’re allowed to cross.
“If people want to see what I actually said about this issue, they need to click on the interview I did with Fox & Friends yesterday,” directed Jeffress. He added, “I think the most compassionate thing we can do for these children is secure the border.”
Jeffress serves as leader of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and its 11 thousand members. His call to enhance security presence at the Texas-Mexico border is facing support, as well as also ridicule and criticism.
A liberal-leaning news website posted a headline indicating Jeffress said Jesus would have wanted a border fence. That’s false.
Here’s a look at what Jeffress did say:
“The Bible says in Romans 13, the government exists to protect people from evil doers, and so when we look at a Christian response, its one of compassion for those who are already here, but also a respect for the rule of law that God has ordained,” said Jeffress. “We’re talking about the Jesus whose family crossed the border into Egypt to flee the prosecution of Herod.”
Dallas Pastor Frederick Haynes III says he respectfully disagreed with Jeffress point of view of border security as a toll of compassion for immigrant children. Haynes recently traveled with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to McAllen, to see the thousands of children being detained at the border.
“They are being thrown out the window of a burning house in Central America. Compassion doesn’t build a fence and say throw them back in the burning house,” said Haynes.
Pastor Jeffress’ will be part of a meeting on Tuesday to discuss outreach for children scheduled to be bussed to Dallas. He says “compassion” includes stopping the dangerous treks through Mexico for children and families.
Robert Jeffress is one of my very favorite pastors.
U.N. SEEKING TO INTERVENE IN U.S. BORDER CRISIS
July 15, 2014 UN would protect illegals as refugees, but there is no record of any group as victims of political or religious persecution.
They are Muslims invading from Central America and Mexico illegally,
and the US govt doesnt want us to know!
Islamic paraphanalia is being found on the border!
You can believe the isis Muslim jihadists are coming in.
MUSLIM PRAYER RUG FOUND on ARIZONA BORDER
Aliens from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen were picked up by U.S. border patrol near Laredo, Texas. Each one had 60,000 Iraqi Dinars ($51.00) apiece on them.
In 2010 Iranian currency and prayer rugs were regularly found near the southern border.
Texas governor Rick Perry said (CORRECTLY) the flood of illegals includes terrorists.
Iraq Jihadists (ISIS) has already threatened to confront the United States on its on soil.
Congressman Ted Poe believes that ISIS will use Texas’s southern border to enter the United States.
An Urdu-to-English dictionary was found on a Texas ranch.
Radical Islam uses Southern US Border Sieve to Enter Illegally
Muslim Prayer rugs left at the US/Mexican Border. There is more than escaping Mexicans using the lax US controls to enter the US illegally. This makes US a sitting duck for another 9-11 or worse.
Illegals coming from Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
SYRAQ - Islamic Caliphate - and US border
July 15, 2014 SYRAQ is a good name for the terrorist state created by the Sunni Islamic jihadists who broke IRAQ and SYRIA - dont ya think?
The terrorists are actually operating like a state with an office and even a passport.
In a bad movie, it could be a joke. Eric Holder said on tv the west can expect jihadists. Thats broadcasting that he and Obama plan terror attacks in US and UK.
Obama is importing Muslim terrorists and gang members by the thousands on USA border, and sending them to other states. I reported right away, I suspect these are Muslim jihadists but there was no proof and no one else was saying that. Now proof is being found on the border.
Alot in here, but WELL WORTH IT! Goes deep into the ties b/w Hamas, Hezbollah, child/drug traffickings, ISIS, and the CIA in all of this as well!
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Table of Contents:
Megabillionaires Buffet, Gates, Adelson Unite for Amnesty...
Illegals to get lawyers, schools and healthcare...
Armed militia sets up Texas command center to 'fight for national sovereignty”…
'Minuteman' recruiting thousands to secure border..
90,000 to cross by end of summer...
Border Agent: Why Hire Smuggler When Feds Do For Free?
Obama meets says to pro-illegal immigration hecklers: 'I'm on your side, man!'
MICHELLE O: 'We Have To Keep Fighting As Hard As We Can'...
CLAIM: Deportation agency will be broke in months...
White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever...
Adult Illegals Posing as Children to Enroll in High School...
GANGS USING PROCESSING CENTER AS RECRUITMENT HUB...
BORDER AGENT Hector Garza says: 70% OF FORCE PULLED OFF PATROLS FOR PAPERWORK...
TSA ALLOWING ILLEGALS ON PLANES WITHOUT ID
It’s Here!! US Military’s ‘Unusual And Compelling Urgency’ Orders! (Videos):It doesn’t matter whether it’s drugs, bodies, or how large the group is, our agents are being ordered to stand down by Border Patrol management
Obama Gives Murrieta ICE Agents Stand Down Order
U.S. General Calls For North American Union Slave Grid-THE COLLAPSE OF THE BORDER IS THE COLLAPSE OF THE COUNTRY!
Congress Knows About Government Sponsored Child Trafficking & Its Relationship to the Present Immigration Crisis
Is Your Church Part of the New World Order?
Muslim Terrorists Paying $50,000 to Sneak Across US Southern Border
Just Released, Warning Graphic Video: Uncensored, On Liveleak: ISIS Beheads Ttar Iraqi General, Infidels From The West Next
Health Corner: The Importance of Iron for Health
Illegals protests - Check YOUR state
National Protests Against Amnesty for July 18-19
check your state and GO PROTEST
Medical Breakdown at the Border
July 17, 2014 The federal government is overwhelmed by the illegals crossing the border, cant provide basic medical screening before transporting them often by air across the country.
Border Patrol Agent: Diseases Coming in We Haven’t Seen in Decades
Another Border Patrol Agent is speaking out on the influx of diseases being brought into the United States by illegal aliens crossing the border. Vice President of the Border Patrol Union Chris Cabrea told Fox News host Martha MacCallum, "We're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades."
Cabrea said that it's been hard to see many of the kids coming in after the journey they've been on and then on top of that to witness the diseases they are bringing with them. In fact, he reiterated what Ron Zermeno said regarding Border Patrol Agents coming down with many of these diseases themselves, including Scabies. Cabrea said that recently one Border Patrol Agent contracted bacterial pnuemonia, while others were getting head lice.
"Once that happens, then I think the floodgates will stop," said Cabrea.
When MacCallum asked why Cabrea thought there was a great influx now of foreigners, he said, "I think what we're looking at is 'word of mouth' advertising. People believe that there is a defacto amnesty that if they get here, they'll be allowed to stay, and they're exploiting a loophole in the system, and frankly, they are doing it quite well."
Indeed they are, but it's more than that. There are the goodies that the Federal government has been pushing, in conjunction with the Mexcian government, at tax payer expense. We have seen how the food stamp program has been advanced to the Hispanic community in Mexico and the US.
While there are many hard working immigrants and Hispanic Americans, there are also many who come to take advantage of the system. It isn't relegated to Hispanics though, a variety of ethnicities are partaking in social welfare. However, it is documented that the federal government has openly advertised the welfare program to those in Central America, and even Congressmen are acknowledging that Barack Obama is using this to overwhelm the system. Obviously, he's doing it with the Cloward and Piven strategy for an predicted end result.
Cabrea said that the agents are frustrated with Obama. "We would like to see him come down here and take a first hand look for himself as to what's going on, the people in the cells. It's heartbreaking to see some of the things we see down here on a daily basis."
When MacCullum asked Cabrea why he didn't think Obama would come, he said he had no idea. Obviously, Obama says he doesn't want a "photo-op," which everyone knows is a lie, but the reality is that he isn't concerned with the situation at all. In fact, the less he does about it, the more the Cloward and Piven strategy works… and, of course, there is that little thing about $3.7 billion in taxpayer money, which won't be used to do anything about either security or disease.
In contrast, Cabrea said, "Governor Perry is doing a excellent job….He seems to have a clear grasp of what's going on. He seems to get it and he seems to have some good ideas as to how to fix this issue."
"The border patrol is trying to play catch up… and we're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades and we are worried they'll spread rapidly throughout the United States, especially if they are being released and have the disease."
Indeed, that is an issue, especially when many of these people are being allowed on commercial airliners and traveling across the US to different points, such as Boston, Murrieta and New Mexico, but make no mistake about it, this has all been planned and orchestrated.
When these diseases become epidemics in the US, don't be surprised when the creature the US funds, the United Nations, steps in and brings the World Health Organization in along with UN "peace keepers," in order to subdue the American people. Keep in mind my fellow Americans, this was planned.
CDC Confirms Activation of “Emergency Operation Center” in Response to Immigrant Influx
After months, federal health agency responsible for “disease control and prevention” breaks silence..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to the public health crisis spurred by the recent surge of illegal immigrants by activating an emergency facility designed to monitor and coordinate “emergency response activities to public health threats,” the agency admitted to Infowars Tuesday.
In a taped phone call, a CDC information hotline representative confirmed that, unbeknownst to the American public, the agency has activated their intelligence arm, the Emergency Operation Center, to deal with various diseases accompanying the surge of illegal aliens currently staging a virtually uncontested U.S. invasion.
“In response to this influx of unaccompanied alien children, CDC’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been activated,” the CDC rep stated, likely reading from a script. “Through this activation the EOC will work closely with the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. CDC staff will consult on health issues and the UAC’s countries of origin, consult on shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene and provide staff for public health support.”
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A description of the EOC from the CDC:
In 2003, CDC established a dedicated, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to serve as CDC’s command center for monitoring and coordinating CDC’s emergency response activities to public health threats in the United States and abroad. Staffed around-the-clock, the EOC serves as CDC’s central point of contact for reporting public health threats and supports the Secretary’s Operations Center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“The CDC Emergency Operations Center is activated during events such as hurricanes or disease outbreaks,” a 2009 CDC video about the EOC states. “When activated, CDC staff work with contacts at the state, local, and international levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
The EOC has responded to dozens of emergencies since 2001, from Hurricane Katrina to H1N1 flu outbreaks to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the World Trade Center attacks.
Until now, the federal government has remained largely silent on increased public health concerns linked to the immigrant influx. As we reported Saturday, the CDC ignored border agents’ pleas for help containing the spread of disease.
Numerous border agents have contracted disease from exposure to afflicted minors, and reports suggest the influx, now hailing from several parts of the world (not just Central America), may potentially bring with it deadly diseases such as dengue and the incurable ebola virus. There are also increased worries immigrants hailing from Honduras could be infected with HIV, the AIDS-causing virus.
Writing for WND.com, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet questions the government’s shroud of silence in the face of an emerging public health crisis. Labeling the porous southern border “a gateway for disease entry,” Vliet has compiled a running list of questions regarding the CDC’s secrecy:
Why is the CDC, the U.S. agency responsible for identification, tracking and overseeing issues around infectious disease outbreaks, so strangely silent?
Why are there reports of a temporary decontamination center set up in El Paso, Texas, similar to those in use in West Africa? What is it for? What diseases have been found that would require such a facility?
Why is the CDC not on top of – and warning – the public of these increasingly serious situations?
Why are more doctors in the southern border states not already on alert to handle sudden increase in TB, adult chicken pox, measles, H1N1 influenza, dengue, Ebola, plus other unknown but lethal diseases?
As Dr. Vliet highlights, the lack of answers to these questions should concern otherwise healthy Americans. “These diseases are highly contagious, especially in crowded and poor sanitary conditions in the detention and processing centers where thousands of illegals are housed until sent to other areas of America, without full screening for such diseases,” says Vliet.
“Many of the diseases of concern, such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, have NO effective treatments,” adds Dr. Vliet, noting infectious disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
The government agency’s superficial response to our inquiry, and their practice of keeping things hidden from the public unfortunately do little to quell anxieties over increased health concerns.
WAR on US Border
US Border Patrol shot at. Holy Hamas Batman!
July 20, 2014 Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river. The .50-caliber weapons were fired from Reynosa, Mexico. Border Patrol agents have no armor that can stop a .50-caliber round.
When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side, so clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone.
We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.
Gunfire likely came from Mexican drug cartels.
Thats WAR! Holy Hamas Batman!
Central America murder rate DROPS
July 21, 2014 The murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.
Demoncrats say diseased criminal illegals should be granted refugee status and asylum.
But violence is not driving the increase in illegals.
Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has DECLINED since fiscal year 2011. Sure, the murderers came to USA.
They are sending all their criminals to USA
Ronald Reagan and the Republican hypocrisy over illegal immigration
Republicans and conservatives around the country are cheering a great wall to be built at the border while crossing their fingers over a pipe dream of an Obama impeachment. Despite their fantasy, their own past might leave them with their jaws dropping.
November 6, 1986. That date might not seem to special to many people but it was the day that then President Ronald Reagan put pen to paper and signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, for Democrat Rep. Romano L. Mazzoli and Republican Sen. Alan K. Simpson who chaired their respected subcommittees, Reagan signed the bill into law with the hopes that the immigration issue would be taken care once and for all.
Among some of the bills provisions, it granted legal status to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants who entered the country before January 1, 1982 as long as they followed a plan to pay back taxes and fines. It also came down on employers who knowingly hired undocumented workers, while also attempting to secure the border. A noble effort, the results weren't as promising as fraudulent applications soured the bill's intentions, opening the door for more employees to hire a growing number of illegal immigrants entering the country.
Immigration reform has been a hot topic as Washington continues to make it the elephant in the room when it comes to today's current process. Everyone seems to know that it's an issue that must be tackled, but both sides of the political aisle get worried about the fallout. While Democrats argue over how far to take the immigration issue, Republicans question if they as a party can even afford to get it done. The overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants come from south of the border and the Republican party sees no light at the end of the tunnel if they stick with the status quo.
As the Hispanic population continues to grow, so does the voting base. According to the Pew Research Center, 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 election, just over 48 percent of those who were eligible.
"Latino population has fueled quick growth in the number of Latinos eligible to vote (U.S. citizen adults). Between 2008 and 2012, the number of Latino eligible voters grew from 19.5 million to 23.3 million—an increase of 19%. By contrast, the number of Latino voters increased by 15% over 2008."
Republicans find their party at a political crossroads. They still cater towards an aging southern white population that doesn't typically support immigration reform, but they also know that if they want to have a chance in national elections moving forward, they can't appear to hard on immigration. Ronald Reagan gave it shot in 1986, but if he was doing that today, conservatives would be screaming "impeachment" with every movement of the signature of his pen. High profile Republicans, such as former VP candidate Sarah Palin, have called for President Obama's impeachment, but if they look back at their favorite leader's history, they might tone their rhetoric down or risk being called out over their own hypocrisy.
Immigration Reform Is Actually Happening – Just Not On Capitol Hill
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses. (AP Photo/City of Los Angeles)
Though comprehensive immigration reform has sputtered and stalled in Congress, many Democrats and activists have turned their attention away from the federal government [b]and started focusing their efforts on the local level[/b]. This push has resulted in a number of pieces of local immigration reform legislation that have passed largely under the radar of the national debate. However, these laws have had dramatic effects and supporters argue they may inspire a wave of similar policies across the country.
Just this month New York City passed new legislation granting government ID cards to undocumented immigrants, joining cities like Oakland, New Haven, Trenton, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Since last year, a number of localities — including California, Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon — have passed legislation granting drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, according to the National Immigration Law Center. And a small slew of states have passed their own versions of the DREAM Act, giving undocumented students in-state tuition assistance.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat looking at a run for president, told Business Insider that, when it comes to immigration reform, "progress has become a metropolitan phenomenon."
"I think hopefully what will happen is the more states that pursue policies that are consistent with the longer arc of our American immigrant experience," O'Malley explained at a New York City pub last week. "The more of us that follow those policies, the easier it will become for our federal government to catch up."
According to the most recent numbers compiled by the National Conference of State Legislators, immigration-related legislation is accelerating at the local level. A total of 184 state immigration laws were enacted and 253 resolutions adopted in 2013 — a 64% increase over 2012, the report said. (This number includes both pro-immigration and anti-immigration measures.) Ann Morse, the NCSL program director who helped compile the report, said the upcoming 2014 numbers are on track to show similar trends.
For his part, O'Malley predicted immigration reform could follow a similar path to same-sex marriage, which has rapidly become legal in state after state.
"I think that the genius of our system is that there is some flexibility and some room for states to follow some different approaches. And if they turn out to be better approaches then we learn from each other, right?" he asked. "Eventually, the result is in terms of extending fuller rights to greater numbers."
O'Malley recently found himself in the center of the national immigration debate after he engaged in a high-profile back-and-forth with the White House over the influx of unaccompanied children who have crossed the Mexican border and been placed in crowded detention centers. In response, O'Malley criticized the detention centers while also accusing President Barack Obama's administration of sending the children it planned to deport back to "certain death" in violent Central American countries. The White House fired back at O'Malley, who was one of Obama's most dedicated surrogates during the 2012 presidential election, by reportedly leaking conversations between the governor and administration aides that were designed to make him look hypocritical on the issue.
Even with members of both parties describing the situation with the flood of children on the border as a humanitarian crisis, the White House's solution to the problem — $3.7 billion in emergency border spending — is currently stuck in the quagmire of congressional politics.
Federal comprehensive immigration reform legislation is in an even more intractable position. Though an immigration reform bill passed the Democratic-controlled Senate, anything that can be labeled "amnesty" meets steep opposition in the Republican-controlled House. A final nail in the coffin for the possibility of compromise on the issue came last month when Eric Cantor, the soon-to-be-former House Republican majority leader, lost a primary in a shocking upset fueled by his willingness to consider a path to citizenship for undocumented children. Faced with this gridlock, Obama is exploring what actions he can take unilaterally without congressional approval.
Local leaders, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, have directly cited federal inaction on immigration reform as motivation for them to seek their own solutions.
"In the absence of federal leadership on a host of issues, cities around the country are taking on the challenge of finding ways to create progressive change that helps all our residents, and then sharing ideas with each other, inspiring each other to action," de Blasio said as he signed a municipal ID card bill in July.
It's not only the amount of local immigration legislation that has changed. According to Kica Matos, director of the Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change, t he nature of the laws being passed has shifted from policies aimed at blocking illegal immigration to legislation designed to expand access to government services for undocumented immigrants.
"What’s interesting is if you look at the trajectory of 2006 and 2007, the trend was more towards introducing anti-immigrant bills. What we’ve really seen is a shift in the types of legislation that’s being introduced in particular states and much more acceptance ... of bills that are pro-immigration," Matos told Business Insider.
This stands in contrast, she said, to laws like the one Arizona famously passed in 2010 — which both supporters and critics identified as the strictest immigration crackdown in generations. That law, which was mostly struck down by a subsequent Supreme Court ruling, made failure to carry immigration documents a crime and expanded police power to go after anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant.
Echoing many politicians and advocates for undocumented immigrants, Matos said one reason for the shift towards state- and city-level immigration reform is that officials have realized Congress is unlikely act on the issue anytime soon.
"The state legislatures and particularly the big cities are recognizing that when Congress is unwilling to move forward with legislation, ... municipalities and the states really have to wrestle with the challenges that come with the undocumented population," she argued.
Of course, not everyone is happy with these measures. When New York City began to move forward with its municipal ID card bill in February, State Senator Greg Ball, a Republican leading his chamber's homeland security committee, warned of dire consequences.
“Now a decade plus after 9-11, New York's extremist mayor is laying out a hair brained scheme that can simply be dubbed the 'de Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act.' My concern is not about the illegal alien dish washer looking to get to work, this extreme mayor's proposal, joined by efforts in the New York State Senate to provide New York State driver's licenses to illegals, will simply provide a mask to those seeking to harm the United States," Ball said at the time. "This mayor's proposal is a homeland security nightmare."
But Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who championed the bill in addition to other immigration-related measures, told Business Insider her legislative body was "very careful and deliberative" in how it crafted the municipal ID card law.
"We feel very comfortable about this. We feel very proud about what we’ve done," she said, also touting her efforts to expand legal services access in immigration courts and limit cooperation with federal deportation authorities in certain cases.
Mark-Viverito further predicted other localities will follow New York's lead.
"We know that New York City is the city this country and everywhere in the world has their eyes on," she said. "Definitely it’s a strong signal and a strong message to ... encourage others to implement it and take it a step further."
House, Senate advance competing border proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.
Unless Democrats capitulate, "We're going to be at an impasse and we will have earned even greater disdain from the American people than we already have," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said.
But Republicans were having difficulty agreeing even among themselves.
At a morning meeting of House Republicans, Speaker John Boehner urged action to address the border crisis, reminding GOP lawmakers that the Border Patrol and other agencies would be running out of money in coming months because of the heavy influx of unaccompanied minors and families at the border.
A working group appointed by Boehner rolled out proposals including sending in the National Guard and changing a 2008 trafficking victims law to allow Central American kids to be turned around quickly at the border and sent back home. Lawmakers announced plans to chop President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border crisis down to $1.5 billion.
But as they left the meeting in the basement of the Capitol, some of the more conservative members of the GOP caucus made clear they were unconvinced.
"If Republicans move forward on this, we're now jumping right in the middle of President Obama's nightmare and making it ours," said Rep. John Fleming, R-La. Fleming said he worried that any House-passed bill "will be turned on its head" by the Senate "and actually make the problem even worse."
Fleming said Boehner told Republicans he was undecided about bringing the plan to the floor because he didn't know whether there were enough votes to pass it.
In his comments to reporters after the meeting, Boehner was noncommittal.
"This discussion with our members is going to continue, but we've not made any decisions," he said. "I'd like to act. We've got a humanitarian crisis on the border that has to be dealt with."
The path forward was not much clearer in the Senate, where Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., introduced legislation paring Obama's spending request back to $2.7 billion for more immigration judges, detention facilities and other resources.
"We cannot turn our backs on these children," Mikulski said on the Senate floor.
But Mikulski said she was omitting from her legislation any changes to the 2008 trafficking victims law, which Republicans say has contributed to the crisis by allowing Central American youths to stay in this country indefinitely while awaiting far-off court dates.
"We don't want a backdoor version of bad immigration reform," Mikulski said. "This bill is only a money bill. It does not include immigration legislation."
Republicans continued to demand changes to the 2008 law as the price for approving any money for the crisis, and Republican senators made clear they would not lend their votes without those provisions. "A fundamental of any agreement is the repeal of the 2008 law," McCain said.
Without GOP support it wasn't clear the Senate would be able to advance Mikulski's bill, and it wasn't evident whether a compromise could emerge.
White House officials and some Democrats were initially open to changing the 2008 law, but there has been a backlash from immigration advocates who say kids would be sent back to their deaths at the hands of vicious gangs in parts of Central America. Now most Democrats say they are strongly opposed.
"I'm willing to compromise on things, but it depends on what," Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said. "If they really want to take these kids and ship them back in five days without giving them the right to at least have a decent right to claim asylum, no, I'm not going to change on that."
Boehner's working group, chaired by Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, would allow Central American youths to be treated the same as those from Mexico, who can be turned around quickly at the border unless they can convince Border Patrol agents that they merit more extensive screening. Other proposals include speeding up court hearings and boosting border security.
"Without trying to fix the problem I don't know how we actually are in a position to give the president any more money," Boehner said. "What the president's asking for is a blank check."
Democrats and immigration advocates criticized Granger's proposals as overly harsh, but conservatives on and off Capitol Hill said they didn't go far enough.
Later in the day Boehner sent a letter to Obama asking him to declare his support for changing the 2008 law, pointing to mixed signals from the White House on the issue.
More than 57,000 minors have arrived since October, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, and tens of thousands of families have arrived too. Polls suggest the public is paying attention and demanding a solution, but lawmakers leave Washington at the end of next week for a five-week recess.
Refugee Status for Honduran Muslims
July 25, 2014 Obama to give refugee status to Muslims from Honduras.
No one will say they are Muslim Palestinians! But - I researched some stats.
Sure the boat may look like its sinking. But that’s because we havent drilled enough holes yet.
Obama wants hundreds from Honduras into the United States as refugees without coming through Mexico.
Obama meets Central American leaders at White House
Shouldnt that be - jihad house?
Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren to the White House to discuss the influx of illegals on the U.S. border.
The program would start in Honduras but expanded to include other Central American countries.
200,000 of Hondurans are of Arab descent, the great majority are Palestinian.
They speak English, Spanish and Arabic.
For years Muslims have entered and lived in Mexico and Central America - waiting - as have Chinese.
George Will Says U.S. Should ‘Welcome’ Illegal Children, Mocks Supporters Of Deportation
Conservative columnist George Will surprised “Fox New Sunday’s” Chris Wallace when he claimed the United States should “welcome” the flood of illegal immigrant children along our southern border — adding that concerns about America’s ability to absorb Central America’s problems are “preposterous.”
Will spoke on a panel along with Fox News contributors Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams and Brit Hume about the ongoing border crisis. Powers had just finished slamming the Republican Party for not wanting to work on any kind of comprehensive immigration issue beyond deporting the tens of thousands of Central American children coming into the country illegally.
“How do you respond to Kirsten and her talking about Republicans who don’t want to deal with immigration except deporting children,” Wallace asked, “and is there a right way to deal with this problem?”
“Well, I think Kirsten’s largely right,” Will responded. “I think we ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America. You’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans. We have 3,141 counties in this country. That’d be 20 per county.”
“The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous,” the conservative columnist went on, mocking those concerned about putting further strain on the United States’ limited resources.
Wallace warned Will over a potential backlash from his comments. “You’ve gotta know — I mean, I can just sort of feel them clicking off — that we’re gonna get tons of email of people saying ‘this guy doesn’t understand the border, why should we be dealing with Central America’s problem, we can’t important the problem, they’ve gotta deal with it there, and our border’s got to mean something,’” the Fox News host explained.
“We can handle this problem, is what I’m saying,” the columnist replied. “We’ve handled what Emma Lazarus called ‘the wretched refuse of your teeming shores’ a long time ago, and a lot more people than this.”
Lazarus was, of course, writing about immigrants who came to the country legally through Ellis Island, New York.
Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee
Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee.
And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied.
The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged.
There was not so much as a text message or tweet.
“It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge,” the governor wrote in a strongly-worded letter to President Obama.
CLICK HERE TO READ GOV. HASLAM'S LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
Haslam, a Republican, said he still has not been contacted by the Obama administration – and has no idea where the illegals were resettled.
“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.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement says sponsors are typically a parent or relative who can care for the illegal immigrant child while their immigration case is processed. All sponsors are required to undergo background checks.
It’s also unclear why the ORR is handling the children – since they are illegal immigrants and not refugees.
It’s been the Obama administration’s standard operating procedure to release the illegals into states without notifying local or state government officials.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the illegal immigrant children have a right to privacy. He said privacy rights of the illegals are more important than the public’s right to know what’s happening.
Haslam warned the sheer number of illegals could “have a significant impact on state and local governments.”
Specifically, he feared whether the massive numbers will complicate the start of the new school year.
“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,” the governor wrote.
Dan Howell, a Republican state house candidate, said the administration’s actions are outrageous and commended Haslam’s letter.
“I believe in legal immigration but I support Gov. Haslam's response to the president's decision which is an outrage,” Howell told me. “It's unfortunate the president's actions 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.”
Meanwhile, Haslam is demanding the Obama administration answer eight questions about the illegals dumped in his state.
Among the most pressing questions, he wants to know if the children were given medical screenings, how their sponsors were screened, the official immigration status of the illegals and their sponsors, the localities the children were placed, and how long they plan to be residents of the Volunteer State.
Gov. Haslam has a right to be concerned.
With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami
Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice. This is what comes when politics trumps law.
Some of the strongest voices speaking in favor of amnesty for the latest flood of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, such as columnist George Will, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic bishops, have used the hardship and mercy argument to scrap the law and permit the illegals to stay.
"The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old 'criminals' with their teddy bears is preposterous," Will told Fox News on Sunday.
Pelosi likened illegals to "baby Jesus" and said she wanted to take some home (sounding as if she thought they were pets) while the Catholic bishops said America should accept them regardless of cost.
Mercy, in other words, is the argument, as if there's something unique about Central America, a group of countries that are all democracies with citizens who are empowered to vote to change their economic conditions if they want to.
The insistence on special treatment for Central Americans over those who follow the law and wait in line to immigrate is a preoccupation of many of our elites. These are the very same people, as the late New York Timesman Scotty Reston put it, who will do anything for Latin America except read about it.
The hard reality is, if the law is suddenly rendered null based on the treacly photos of cherubic toddlers and their moms, it's not going to be just Central Americans at our door.
As CBS News reports, we're now seeing a surge in illegal immigrants from Haiti, with the number soaring in the past two years from 12 in 2011 to 1,760 in fiscal 2013.
The Colombian navy has been plucking illegals out of coastal waters from as far away as Bangladesh and Afghanistan. They're making their way to Central America and its vast human smuggling networks.
Just last weekend, the National Border Patrol Council said a large group of nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka were caught in the Rio Grande Valley, coming to get what Central Americans were getting.
These migrant waves parallel the migrant waves from Africa flooding the shores of Italy, Greece and Spain and are above all a commentary on the global development of powerful smuggling networks and mafias empowered by technology. They're able to do today what couldn't be done just 10 years ago.
Ineffective border policing, combined with massive incentives — such as Europe's welfare programs, or President Obama's end-runs around the law to nullify current immigration law, such as his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an executive order that effectively enacts the Dream Act rejected by Congress — create powerful incentives to emigrate.
The 2013 Family Interest Directive enables illegals to use their children to shield them from deportation. So does a 2008 directive signed by George W. Bush that gives non-Mexican illegals a long legal process and appeals before any can be deported.
All of these are incentives to break U.S. law.
When the law is rendered meaningless and heart-rending, teddy-bear toddler pictures justify ignoring it, it doesn't take long for word to get out.
That's why nullifying American law for Central Americans is a sure incentive to get illegals from other countries knocking at our door.
Already the Haitians are doing it, while the Middle Easterners and South Asians are just getting started.
The only thing that will stop a massive wave of illegals from around the world hitting our shores is for U.S. law to regain its primacy.
How far do things have to go before anyone in the Obama administration recognizes this?
America isn't mentioned in bible prophecy, FWIW.
Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.
Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.
Yet there's little sign that the urgent humanitarian situation in South Texas, where unaccompanied minors have been showing up by the tens of thousands from Central America, has impeded Obama from making plans to address some portion of the 11.5 million immigrants now in this country illegally. Obama announced late last month that congressional efforts to remake the nation's dysfunctional immigration system were dead and he would proceed on his own authority to fix the system where he could.
Since then he's asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied youths, a request that's gone unmet even as the House and the Senate scramble to see if they can vote on some solution to the crisis this week before adjourning for their annual August recess.
Meanwhile, White House officials led by Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston, along with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, have been working to chart a plan on executive actions Obama could take, hosting frequent meetings with interest groups and listening to recommendations from immigration advocates, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, Hispanic lawmakers and others.
Advocates and lawmakers who were in separate meetings Friday said that administration officials are weighing a range of options including reforms to the deportation system and ways to grant relief from deportation to targeted populations in the country, likely by expanding Obama's two-year-old directive that granted work permits to certain immigrants brought here illegally as youths. That program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been extended to more than 500,000 immigrants so far.
Advocates would like to see deferred action made available to anyone who would have been eligible for eventual citizenship under a comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last year, which would be around 9 million people. But Obama told them in a meeting a month ago to "right-size" expectations, even as he pledged to be aggressive in steps he does take.
That's led advocates to focus on other populations Obama might address, including parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizen children (around 3.8 million people as of 2009, according to an analysis by Pew Research's Hispanic Trends Project) and parents or legal guardians of DACA recipients (perhaps 500,000 to 1 million people, according to the Fair Immigration Reform Movement).
"Our parents deserve to live without the fear of deportation," Maria Praeli, a 21-year-old from New Haven who came to the United States from Peru 16 years ago, said at a protest outside the White House on Monday. "It is time for the president to go big and to go bold."
Another focus could be the potentially hundreds of thousands of people who might be eligible for green cards today if current law didn't require them to leave the country for 10 years before applying for one.
At the same time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it is actively working to determine whether there are steps Obama could take by executive action that could help the business community.
For Obama, the political repercussions of broad executive action on immigration could be unpredictable, and extreme.
Republicans are warning he could provoke a constitutional crisis.
"It would be an affront to the people of this country which they will never forgive, it would be a permanent stain on your presidency," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said on the Senate floor Monday, while urging language to block such executive action be made part of any legislation to address the border crisis.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced plans to use an oversight hearing on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency Tuesday to raise questions about Obama's plans, which he warned could "worsen the border crisis and encourage many more to come."
On the other side, some Democrats have debated the best timing for Obama to take executive action, raising questions as to whether acting before the midterms could hurt vulnerable Senate Democrats in close races while boosting turnout among the GOP base.
But liberal advocates noted that Obama's move on deferred action two years ago gave him a boost heading into his re-election and could help this year with Latino voters discouraged over the failure of immigration reform legislation and record-high deportations on Obama's watch. Republicans would be in a position of deciding whether to come out in favor of deporting sympathetic groups, such as parents, and many liberals say impeachment talk would only shore up Democratic base voters.
"Most Democrats will be thrilled" if Obama acts boldly on immigration, said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a leading advocacy group. "And Republicans will keep lurching to the right and cementing their reputation as the anti-immigrant party."
THANK YOU BA!
I was told - I have a homosexual pedophile neighbor who wants several young illegal males as his house slaves.
Militias moving across Texas
OUR GUYS - PATRIOTS - AMERICANS are on the move, in small groups across the land.
PRAISE the LORD - o GOD protect them!
Dozens of militia on the U.S.-Mexico border wearing camouflage and tactical gear.
They have teams along the border. The Patriots began organizing in June 2014.
Gov. Rick Perry declined to comment.
Some Patriots are stationed on ranch land with permission from the owners.
They are not fearful of using force.
EBOLA could easily come across our border!
July 30, 2014
Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August.
Patrick could have easily come home with Ebola, Decontee Sawyer, his wife, told KSTP-TV. She lives in Coon Rapids, Minnesota with their 3 daughters.
COULD EBOLA SNEAK ACROSS U.S. BORDER?
Africans passing through Mexico raise new flags in 'out of control' outbreak
World Health Organization admits the current outbreak in Western Africa – which has infected at least two Americans working in relief efforts there – is the worst on record. Doctors Without Borders warns the outbreak is “out of control.”
So far, the current outbreak has infected over 1,200 people and killed at least 672 in nearly a dozen countries in Western Africa, where fruit bats are thought to be the natural host of the virus, and the disease spreads through close contact with the infected or their bodily fluids.
But travel authorities and news outlets were alarmed over the weekend when a Liberian man infected with Ebola boarded a plane and brought the disease to Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest city, with 21 million people.
The current outbreak, Reuters reports, is the first time that Ebola has appeared in heavily populated urban areas and international travel hubs.
The Immigration Problem We’re Not Talking About
One of the biggest factors driving the surge of unaccompanied children making the dangerous journey from Central America to the United States’ Southern border has been the incorrect impression that, once they arrive, they will be allowed to stay. Unfortunately, by vastly understaffing the country’s immigration courts, the U.S. government has made that myth appear to be reality.
Imagine this. What if the first wave of children in this migration of tens of thousands had been deported back to Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala a few months after they left home in the first place? It seems likely that word would have got around that, contrary to rumor, the United States was not providing blanket amnesty to children.
In fact, according to the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, the vast majority of unaccompanied children crossing the border are designated for deportation once they come before a judge. The problem is that wait time for a hearing in immigration court is measured not in weeks or months, but in years.
According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), there was a backlog of 375,503 cases in the immigration court system as of the end of June. That’s more than twice the number of pending cases in 2008. It also translates into an average wait time, according to TRAC, of 587 days for an initial hearing, with wait times in some jurisdictions averaging much longer.
In Omaha, for instance, the average case takes 839 days to get in front of a judge. In Los Angeles, it’s 820, and in Phoenix it’s 808. And these are just averages. Immigration activists report some children waiting three to five years for a hearing. Worse yet, in some cases, the initial hearing is only part of the process; some drag on for years even after they first come before a judge.
Part of the reason is that the federal immigration court system is gravely understaffed when considering the magnitude of the task in front of it. There are currently about 243 immigration judges, or one to every 1,545 pending cases.
This means that families in Central America who send their children north can report to friends and neighbors that those kids are in the United States and aren’t coming back anytime soon, creating an incentive for other parents to send their children on the perilous trip.
The worst part about this is that it was a completely predictable and avoidable problem.
There is a growing call among those most concerned about the influx of illegal immigrants to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which many blame for the current crisis on the Southern border. Originally passed in 2000, and meant to protect the victims of human trafficking from being returned to dangerous circumstances, the law barred the immediate deportation of children who enter the US illegally, and who are not from Mexico or Canada. The immigration caseload, flat or declining in the years immediately before 2000, has been on a nearly uninterrupted rise ever since.
But all the law guarantees is a hearing – not amnesty. And the passage of a law promising a hearing to a large segment of illegal immigrants who would not otherwise be entitled to one ensured an increased workload for the immigration court system – a promise the U.S. government largely ignored.
“It’s sort of ironic the one part of the immigration system that is underfunded is the one that provides due process to immigrants,” said Daniel Costa, Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research for the Economic Policy Institute in Washington. In recent years, he said, funding for immigration enforcement operations increased 300 percent – that’s the part of the system charged with apprehending illegal immigrants and bringing them before a judge. Over the same time frame, said Costa, the funding for the courts rose only 70 percent.
“If there wasn’t an immigration court crisis, there wouldn’t really be a border crisis,” said Costa. “The crisis is that we can’t provide everybody with a hearing. If they were being processed in an orderly fashion – if their cases were being processed in 60, 90, or 100 days, I don’t know if people would be making so much noise about it.”
President Obama’s $4 billion proposal to address the crisis on the border would allow for the hiring of a few dozen judges. A more expansive proposal being pushed by Sen. Barbara Mikulski would provide for substantially more. Given the backlog, though, there’s no likelihood, in the near term, of changing the impression many potential illegal immigrants have that, simply by crossing the border, they will get to stay in the U.S. indefinitely.
Reducing the backlog is going to take years – even with additional funding, said Costa. “Even if you to double or triple the immigration judges you aren’t going to do it overnight.”
House leaders abandon border bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.
The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans.
Even if Boehner succeeded in reviving the border bill, there was no chance it could be reconciled with a very different version awaiting action in the Senate in time to send to President Barack Obama before Congress heads on its summer recess Friday.
The developments were also a disappointment for the majority of House Republicans who were eager to produce a legislative solution to the situation on the border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have been showing up from chaotic Central American nations and crossing illegally into the United States. Many Republican lawmakers were reluctant to return to their districts to face voters without having acted.
"It can't wait, it's a humanitarian crisis," Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., said before the vote on the $659 million measure was canceled, as he pleaded with fellow Republicans to support the legislation to send resources to the border and send the arriving youths back home faster.
"This bill is an urgently needed bill," Rogers said.
But it was unclear if such sentiments could prevail and pull the GOP conference back together.
"There are still members who are convinced that they're going to be endangered back in their districts if we don't, quote, do something, unquote," said conservative Rep. John Fleming, R-La., who said he opposes any extra border spending.
"I completely disagree with them on that. I think by doing something, all we're doing is taking Obama's nightmare for ourselves. He created it," Fleming said.
Significant concessions by leadership failed to secure support from a small band of tea party lawmakers reluctant to give money to Obama without taking steps to rein in his executive authority on immigration. Those lawmakers were goaded on by firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who summoned them for pizza Wednesday evening to strategize against the bill.
As conservative opposition mounted, GOP leaders agreed late Wednesday to schedule a separate vote on legislation to block Obama from extending deportation relief to more immigrants here illegally, beyond the 500,000 that have already benefited from a program he created.
That seemed to win over some lawmakers by Thursday morning, but as the day progressed conservative lawmakers and outside groups declared the measure insufficient.
Then, just before the vote on the border bill was to begin, there was an unexplained pause in action on the House floor, and suddenly the reading clerk called up an unrelated highway bill instead.
Minutes later, the border bill disappeared from the House schedule for the day, and Boehner and other House leaders issued a statement saying: "This situation shows the intense concern within our conference — and among the American people — about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president's refusal to faithfully execute our laws. ... We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country."
Democrats openly mocked the apparent influence of Cruz over the House GOP, referring to him as Speaker Cruz. Some House Republicans chafed over his involvement.
"I think we've seen this game before," said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who is close to House GOP leaders. "Any time the groups come out and start to score about these issues, then senators get involved and they start having meetings and then they all sit together and sing 'Kumbaya' and stop any progress."
House Delays Recess Until Border Bill Is Passed
House Republicans, poised to head out for their August break, are staying in Washington to try to pass a plan addressing child migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, and some blame Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
Cruz, a Tea Party-backed lawmaker from Texas, is urging House Republicans to oppose leaders’ $659 million border plan. Enough of them balked to force leaders to cancel today’s scheduled vote on the bill for lack of support.
“We’ll have the votes tomorrow,” Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama told reporters.
House leaders plan to confer with holdouts tonight to work on revisions to the measure, and Republicans will meet privately in the morning. Representative John Fleming of Louisiana said that to get his vote, “they would have to massively change what’s in the bill.”
Even if the House manages to pass a measure, Congress almost certainly will leave Washington for the August break without enacting a plan to address the border crisis. The Senate yesterday advanced a $2.7 billion plan, still less than the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama requested.
Republicans and Democrats also disagree about Republicans’ bid to change a law to speed the deportation of children at the border.
House Republican leaders had repeatedly adjusted the border proposal in an effort to gain support from lawmakers aligned with the small-government Tea Party movement.
“We’ve got a caucus of widely disparate views, and it never really gelled for 218 on our side,” the number of votes needed to pass a bill in the House, said Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican.
Cruz this week was urging party members in the House to oppose the bill, H.R. 5230. Late yesterday he met with about a dozen House Republicans over pizza and Dr. Pepper to discuss strategy about the proposal.
“Ted Cruz and a handful of Republicans have hijacked the party,” said Representative Peter King, a New York Republican.
“Speaker Cruz is deciding the agenda,” said Representative Joe Garcia, a Florida Democrat.
Cruz been an influential voice among House Republicans, urging them to oppose Obamacare at every turn. His encouragement to withhold support for government spending unless the president’s health-care law was defunded led to the partial government shutdown in October.
Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, also sought to persuade House Republicans to oppose their leaders’ bill, Bachus said. In a statement on his website, Sessions said Congress needs to pass a stronger bill to prevent Obama from taking executive action to provide “amnesty” to undocumented immigrants.
The blowup over the border bill occurred as House Speaker John Boehner’s new leadership team is taking control following the defeat of outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a Tea Party-backed candidate in a Virginia primary vote.
“We are going to stay until we get it done,” Representative Darrell Issa of California told reporters after the meeting. “There were a number of people who had indicated no but they would now vote yes.”
House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said, though, that members of his party were already leaving Washington.
Texas Republican Kay Granger said she was “very disappointed” the bill her border working group helped write was pulled from the floor. The reason was “no votes,” she told reporters.
With the House in disarray, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters that Senate Democrats would press forward with an effort to pass their $2.7 billion spending bill later today.
“Obviously we’ll try and pass ours,” said Reid, a Nevada Democrat, adding that he wasn’t surprised Boehner couldn’t lock down the votes for the House bill. “It’s not the first time.”
Today’s move in the House was similar to another failed attempt by Boehner to corral votes from his members. In December 2012 he canceled a vote on his proposal to extend expiring tax breaks for people making up to $1 million annually. That ultimately led to a fiscal compromise including a tax increase for individuals making more than $400,000 a year.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview, criticized Republicans for stripping down their bill repeatedly to appeal to holdout Tea Party members.
“It wasn’t even bad enough for them,” said Pelosi of California.
The border vote would be a tough one for some Tea Party Republicans because it combines more spending with the politically difficult issue of immigration. In the past few years, Boehner has had to rely on Democratic support to help pass some measures, including a debt-limit increase and a farm bill.
Boehner told reporters July 29 that leaders had “a little more work to do” to gain support for the border bill.
Late yesterday, Republican leaders agreed to allow a vote on a measure -- sought by Cruz and other party members -- to block Obama from expanding a 2012 executive order giving certain undocumented children relief from immigration proceedings.
That agreement “cuts both ways” by picking up certain Republicans and losing others, said Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican.
About 57,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the border from Oct. 1, 2013, through June 15, double the total from the same time a year earlier. Most of the children are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Representative Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan Republican, said regarding the leaders’ plan, “I don’t really think it secures the border.”
“I’m not really interested in supporting it because I don’t think it does anything,” Bentivolio said.
The Obama administration seized on the House leadership’s failure to get a vote and used it to justify the president’s plan to use executive actions on the border issue.
“By pulling their own bill, the House GOP once again proves why the president must act on his own to solve problems,” senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer posted on Twitter.
Pfeiffer told reporters last week that the humanitarian crisis on the border combined with a deadlock in Congress give Obama “broad permission to take what executive action we can to try to deal with the broken immigration system.”
Democratic officials and immigration advocates have said Obama is considering using his executive authority to let millions of undocumented immigrants obtain work permits that would allow them to stay in the U.S. legally. Obama probably will act before the November midterm congressional elections.
OUTRAGE: Illegal Aliens to be Housed in Renovated ‘Suites’ with Flat-Screen TVs, New Soccer Field, Health Club
By Top Right News on July 31, 2014 in 2016, Border Security, Crime, Obama, Politics, Texas
Thousands of veterans are suffering in outdated facilities, many dying from neglect, or even just waiting for an appointment. Millions of Americans remain out of work or are homeless, children are hungry or go without basic supplies in dilapidated schools.
But the Federal government seems unwilling or unable to fix these problems. But there seems to be no limit to the blank check Obama will write for his most-favored amongst us: illegal invaders.
And now he has spent millions to renovate facilities in Texas to house illegals in the style he thinks they deserve (and God knows where else, since they keep most everything secret) .
Case in point: a planned facility 3 hours north of the Rio Grande Valley that will over 500 “women and children” from Central America who crossed the Rio Grande over the past few months. As KRGV reports:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday will open a refurbished detention center three hours north of the Rio Grande Valley.
The Karnes City center will house women and children who entered the country illegally through the Valley.
The 532-bed facility underwent a massive renovation to house women and children. The center housed only adult immigrants in the past.
Immigrants will be at the facility for an average of 23 days.
The feds said the immigrants will be referred to as “residents” and the rooms as “suites.” The suites are furnished with flat-screen television sets and landline telephones. The center has a soccer field covered with artificial turf, ping pong tables and a weight room.
A charter school nearby will provide schooling and access to a library for the immigrant children.
Work hard, fellow Americans: illegal aliens are counting on your tax dollars.
Notice how the Feds told the reporter that they “must” provide these luxuries to keep up “Federal standards”. Where are such “standards” for our wounded veterans?
EBOLA patients flown into the USA from Africa
August 2014 they are flying sick ebola patients into the USA from Africa
Which will only do more harm than good.
Sure - more Obama jihad on Americans
Illegal Immigration is Creating a Public Health Catastrophe
America is rapidly approaching the precipice when it comes to not just the quality, but even the availability of health care in this country.
ObamaCare has largely succeeded in its goal of undermining our health care system to the point where it will no longer be able to function effectively in almost any capacity (purposefully done so as to create the “need” for single-payer socialized medicine—which is what the Left has really wanted all along). If one wonders what American health care under ObamaCare will look like ten years from now, one only need look at the current state of the Veteran’s Administration. Veterans dying while waiting months or years for life-saving treatments. Incompetence and mismanagement from the highest levels down to the lowest paper-pusher. Uncaring bureaucrats who are more interested in protecting their turf and their pensions than in providing quality health care to those who served our country.
So the very, very last thing that the American health care system needs right now is the shock of a public health crisis that has the potential to explode within the next few years.
Yet, this is what we could be looking at, thanks to illegal immigration, which the current administration as well as a sizable number of legislators from both parties are actively trying to protect and encourage while completely failing to protect our borders.
Unknown to many Americans is the fact that over the past ten years, as illegal immigration across our southern border has surged, thanks to the lax policies of both Bush and Obama, we have seen the return of many diseases that were once thought to have been eliminated from the United States. I’m talking about diseases like polio and the plague (yes, that plague). Further, illegal immigrants (including the “children” in this recent rush across our border), most of whom are not being caught and detained by the Border Patrol, have been bringing with them staph infections, scabies, and other infectious diseases.
Additionally we’re also starting to see the presence of vectors for diseases that are completely non-native to the United States, found only in…Central and South America. A primary example of this would be the so-called “kissing bug,” or Triatomid bug, native to countries ranging from Honduras to Bolivia. The “kissing bug” is the carrier for Chagas disease, a parasitic disease that is spread by the insect’s bites, and which attacks the digestive system and heart, creating conditions such as an enlarged colon or enlargement of the ventricles of the heart, which leads to heart failure with symptoms similar to those of a heart attack. Often a person infected with the parasite that causes Chagas can display no symptoms for years or even decades, allowing them to carry it with them wherever they go, unknown, so that it can be transmitted through the bites of any kissing bugs that happen to also be present.
Chagas is already here in the USA; back in 2012 seven cases had already been reported in California and Arizona, where the kissing bug has been found. The insect has also been found at several locations across Texas. Even more recently, the kissing bug has been found as far from the border as Northern Virginia. I’m sure that left-wingers and other open borders apologists will try to argue that we can’t be sure that illegal immigrants are bringing in the kissing bug and Chagas disease, but let’s use a little common sense here. Both the insect and the disease are entirely non-native to the United States. Instead, both are native to a large swath of geography (Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, etc.) where many of the illegal aliens coming across our border are from. They first appeared in the border states where most of these illegal aliens initially settle before they begin to work their way out across the rest of the country. The insect (and hopefully ONLY it) have appeared in a place far from the border, but which is home to a large community of illegal immigrants. You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to figure out that something is going on here. The kissing bug prefers warm, dark places and thus can easily hide inside clothing or personal possessions and be transported across international borders.
Knowing all of this, the wisdom of our ancestors in requiring immigrants to go through Ellis Island becomes much more apparent. While Ellis Island is often viewed by open borders advocates with a starry-eyed nostalgia, the reality is that this processing station was primarily a quarantine zone designed to allow U.S. customs officials to weed out undesirable immigrants, including those with obvious signs of diseases. Far from being the symbol of wide-open immigration that many today think it was, Ellis Island was actually the world’s biggest delousing station. It (and other entry points like it) was there to protect us, not promote multiculturalism.
And this really gets to the crux of the issue, which is that the United States is in serious need of “immigration reform” that takes the health, safety, and well-being of Americans into account first and foremost.
Jobs are important. The safety of our streets and cities is a necessity. But the health and welfare of the American people is also a vital interest, one which is not served by settling thousands of undocumented “children” (which many of them are not) all across the country with practically no efforts to screen them out. It’s almost like Obama wants to reintroduce these diseases into America as widely as he can.
Let’s face it, the type of immigrant you bring to your country is largely determined by what it is that induces them to come in the first place. If the inducement is opportunity, freedom to work hard and make something of one’s self without government interference, entrepreneurship and the like, then you will get immigrants who want to do those things, and who are just looking for the freedom to do so. If, on the other hand, the inducement is generous welfare benefits, “free” health care, social security for family members who chain migrate, and all the rest of the goodies bag, then you will get people who are primarily interested in cashing in on those things.
We used to get almost exclusively the former type of immigrant—and we generally benefited from this. Now, unfortunately, we’re getting a larger and larger proportion of the latter—and are being swamped by the dregs of foreign societies as a result.
It stands to reason—those who are of the former type are the kind of people who will go through the process of coming here legally. They tend to be more law-abiding, they tend to be more interested in taking care of themselves and those around them. They tend to be the folks who are more “with it” anywise—have more foresight, are more self-reliant, are better educated because they’re more motivated and self-starting, etc. These are the kind of folks that we’re discouraging from coming here by making it more difficult to come here the right way. I know a guy from Liberia, a law-abiding born-again Christian with an advanced degree in computer engineering who has been trying to get his permanent visa (the next step toward citizenship for him) for over a decade, only to be stonewalled by bureaucrats at every step. Meanwhile thousands jump our border every month and are pretty much allowed to stay without any hindrance whatsoever.
Just as those who abide the law tend to be one sort of person (the kind of person we want in America), the border jumpers tend to be the other type; they tend to be poorly educated, lack critical reasoning skills and foresight, and tend to be law-breaking, rather than law-abiding. After all, if someone will break another country’s laws to come there illegally in the first place, it’s not a stretch to imagine that they’ll be willing to break other laws if they think it’s to their benefit. This is why illegal aliens contribute grossly and disproportionately to the rates of all kinds of socially detrimental activities ranging from violent crime to drunken driving (which, if you think about it, is another way in which they’re piling on to the impending public health catastrophe). Nevertheless, this type of person is also going to be the kind who is less likely to have regular health care, or even take care of themselves properly for that matter, and who thus is more likely to be a carrier for scabies, measles, polio, or tuberculosis. And let’s face it, the illegal immigrants crossing our border are not exactly the cream of the crop from their societies back home.
We need to get a handle on the illegal immigration problem, and that right quickly. If the Republicans are going to contribute to the problem so that they can curry favor with their Chamber of Commerce buddies rather than do what the large majority of the American people want, then the GOP needs to disappear and be replaced by a genuinely pro-American party that places the interests of law abiding Americans ahead of those of law-breaking illegal aliens. Build the wall. Deport illegals as you find them. Rigorously enforce the laws against employing illegal aliens. Cut off all welfare and other benefits for those who cannot prove citizenship. No driver’s licenses for illegals. Severely punish so-called “sanctuary cities” that aid and abet the law-breaking.
Every other nation in the world gets to guard its borders and decide who gets to come in and who doesn’t. Mexico does it. Canada does it. Australia does it. Japan does it. European countries are even starting to figure it out. Why can’t we be just as free to assert our nation’s sovereign right to affirm and defend our own borders? I say we can, and I say we must.
As we all know, Rick Warren is a Council on Foreign Relations member - the same shadow government group pushing for the North American Union!
Rick Warren, Andy Stanley to Headline Major Hispanic Evangelical Leadership Conference
Renowned Hispanic evangelical church leaders from Latin America and throughout the United States will trek to Los Angeles to partake in LiderVision Conference, considered to be the largest Spanish-speaking convergence movement, during a two-day event beginning August 1.
"Pastors and ministry leaders today need ministerial renovation. We need to broaden our knowledge and skills and in turn we need to work together," reads a statement on LiderVision's website. "That is why LiderVision is not only an annual event but an event of connections."
The event is organized by Editorial Vida and Grupo Nelson, publishing entities under Harper Collins Christian Publishing, and will be headlined by Rick Warren, Marcos Witt, Samuel Rodriguez, Andy Stanley, Luis Palau, Phillip Yancey and more.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend round table discussions to engage in conversation and questions about practical topics within ministry today. Each discussion will be moderated by experts in the topic of interest and will offer different perspectives on subjects about church growth, culture, leadership, youth ministry, worship, technology within the church and Bible study.
In a previous interview with The Christian Post, David Coyotl, a member of the marketing team at Editorial Vida, said the event is intended to be dynamic with a collaborative environment.
"The purpose is for these experts to disperse their knowledge to those with similar interests and experiences which will facilitate open dynamic interaction among them," said Coyotl.
Coyotl also said that bringing together renowned leaders has been an ongoing work in progress as they have worked to establish relationships with various movers and shakers within the Christian community over the last 15 years.
"We're trying to consolidate a community based on leaders who encounter similar experiences but are separated by different Latin American countries," he added. "Our efforts go beyond our event … it's more than just that."
LiderVision holds conferences in Washington, D.C., Houston and Los Angeles each year. In addition, the organization will host a conference in Mexico City in 2015 and will launch a new television program in August.
5 illegals set free in Anchorage, Alaska.
So they've gone as far north as Alaska??
Tuberculosis And Scabies Spreading In Migrant Holding Facilities
August 2014 The Department of Homeland Security’s report on the facilities housing the recent flood of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) from Central America describes conditions where diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and scabies are spreading, and staff are being exposed to human waste.
The report lists off the types of diseases that are becoming prevalent in the facilities and that are requiring treatment. They include “respiratory illnesses, chicken pox, tuberculosis, and scabies.” These diseases have also spread to several DHS employees working at the locations, the report states. (RELATED: Scabies Outbreak At US Border)
The report also includes notes that these facilities are now in unsanitary condition due to “UAC and family unit illnesses and unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities” and these conditions have resulted in staff members and migrants being exposed to human waste. (RELATED: Medical Staffers Threatened With Arrest For Divulging Information On Illegals’ Medical Conditions)
The DHS study mentioned that facility staff have been purchasing clothing, food and games for the UACs housed in the various holding locations.
In addition, the study stated that some facilities lack a sufficient amount of food for the migrants and there is a severe discrepancy in the amount of UACs and staff tasked with handling them.
According to The World Bank, the United States has had one of the lowest incidence rates of TB in the world over the last several years.
Are we being Lied to?
Something is not adding up
August 2, 2014 New Mexico Detainment Center claims lockdown due to chicken pox - but
A few days ago a facility in New Mexico closed due to a Chicken Pox outbreak. However, a little more research into the Artesia, New Mexico, Detainment Center and you can find out a week prior a CDC/DHS inspection found there were 89 cases of Tuberculosis identified here.
Is the Chicken Pox story a cover for the Tuberculosis outbreak?
Is the New Mexico quarantine really because of Chicken Pox ?
Why didn’t they quarantine the facility as they began x-ray screening for the 89 active skin-test TB cases?
I think with research we have a pretty good idea of what the *actual* reality is.
But first, the Chicken Pox story as it appeared in the media.
NEW MEXICO - The federal facility to house illegals surging across the border has been put on lockdown because of chicken pox. They are being vaccinated against chicken pox after an outbreak.
I DONT TRUST VACCINES!
Is the Fed shooting them with ebola? Guinea pigs?
Ebola Already in the USA, Across Mexican Border
August 2, 2014 A doctor and border patrol agent alleges that some illegals from Africa have already come across the US-Mexican border almost-certainly infected with Ebola, and the Obama Administration is covering it up by falsely claiming that their cases are only Tuberculosis (TB).
In West Africa, Ebola has already broken out of containment and is spreading into major cities fast. The virus is getting to large, dense, city areas.
In the United States, extreme reaction raise suspicions whether TB is being used as a cover to mask Ebola cases.
The discovery of hundreds of dead bodies strewn across the desert leading across Mexico into the United States and just across our border raises further questions about exactly how they died.
Border Patrol Officers state that West African illegals are coming into the U.S. through Mexico.
100,000 West Africans are being admitted to the United States from the same region as the uncontained outbreak of Ebola.
The U.S. is establishing Ebola Quarantine Centers
The incubation period is 2 to 21 days.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever broke out in West Africa in March, and is totally out of control.
But once the Ebola disease reaches more-modern cities, with mass transit, a catastrophic pandemic could spread quickly around the world.
EBOLA IS A PLANNED EXTINCTION EVENT.
Obama is shipping potentially disease ridden illegals to every major metropolitan area in the United States.
A Phoenix area hospital received a confidential memo detailing the symptoms of Ebola.
A reader told me upon being treated in a Washington DC emergency room, that she saw a sign on the wall listing the symptoms of Ebola.
A doctor with decades of experience confirmed that the early signs of TB and Ebola are nearly identical.
West African illegals coming in through the Mexican border
Yes, this has obviously been a PLANNED EVENT for who-knows-how-many-years in the works.
Undocumented Immigrant Minors With Legal Counsel Show Up for Immigration Court, Likely to Stay in US, Says Report
The immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border has seen an influx of undocumented immigrant minors enter the country in alarming figures.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 57,525 undocumented immigrant children under the age of 18 and traveling without a parent or guardian were apprehended between Oct. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. For 2015, the White House said up to 150,000 undocumented children will enter the U.S. With many undocumented immigrant children being apprehended to detention centers, they have the opportunity to make their case to stay in the U.S. at an immigration court hearing. According to new reports, however, the children appearing at the immigration courts bring new problems.
Republican Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain claimed 90 percent of unaccompanied immigration children skip their immigration hearings. Sen. Flake told The Arizona Republic that his 90 percent source was House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The senators' allegation has received criticism, such as from the Department of Justice's Executive Office of Immigration Review. The office's director, Juan Osuna, said 46 percent of all overall minors failed to appear at court hearings, but he didn't share the rate for unaccompanied children.
"The fact that no one -- from the executive branch to the chairman of the congressional oversight committee -- is able to tell us how many of the kids currently being apprehended will show up for court just underscores the need for better tracking and reporting, which is what Sen. Flake and Sen. McCain are trying to do with their bill," Flake spokeswoman Bronwyn Lance Chester said to The Arizona Republic.
As noted by President Barack Obama, the wait times for a hearing at an immigration court can be long. Pew Research revealed the current U.S. immigration process could take months, even years, for an undocumented immigrant to be processed through the country's system, regardless of the outcome.
As Latin Post reported, the Department of Justice noted that the U.S. immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases, approximately 50,000 more cases than in 2012. According to National Association of Immigration Judges President Dana Leigh Marks, she has scheduled immigration cases as far as 2018. Judge Marks is one of the 243 judges making decisions for the more than 59 immigration courts in the U.S.
The Transnational Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University revealed 47.5 percent of undocumented minors with legal counsel are present for their immigration court hearings and granted the right to stay in the U.S. The study revealed nine out of 10 children without an attorney are deported.
"Examining cases filed during the last 21 months (FY 2013 through June 30, 2014) for which outcomes have been reached, a greater proportion of the children have been allowed to remain in this country, and a smaller percentage were ordered deported, relative to earlier cohorts of children," the study stated. "This was true both for those who were represented as well as those who were not."
The study also reported, "Even without the assistance of an attorney, over a quarter of recently arrived children have been allowed by an Immigration Judge to remain, as compared with only 10 percent for the decade as a whole."
For 2014, Congress allocated $312 million for immigration courts, which is an increase from $289 million in 2013.
ILLEGALS BRING RISK OF EBOLA
August 3, 2014 Ebola. Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. The names sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. Yet, threats to Americans are real, and escalating by the week. The Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, reported on Aug. 1 that serious diseases are spreading at detention centers for Illegal border crossers. Health-care workers and Border Patrol agents, plus their children, have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), swine flu, chicken pox, lice and scabies. Instead of being quarantined, illegal border crossers are being dispersed rapidly across the U.S., with those of school age being registered in public schools opening soon for all.
The Border Patrol Council reports that 75 percent of illegal border crossers are from countries around the globe, other than Mexico. They are bringing diseases not common to, or eradicated from, the U.S.:
Multiple-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) is spreading in India and Pakistan. Illegals from those countries have been identified coming across our southern borders.
On July 23, China announced it had sealed off the city of Yumen due to a deadly outbreak of bubonic plague. Chinese are so numerous in the current surge of illegals that the federal government has added Mandarin translations to emergency signs across the Texas border regions.
Mexico has serious outbreaks of dengue fever, which can produce debilitating physical and neurological effects, and also has more severe and deadly hemorrhagic forms.
Deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever is raging out of control in multiple countries in West Africa. Border Patrol agents confirmed that West Africans have been apprehended coming via Mexico into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, with a number of seriously ill individuals whisked away to undisclosed locations for treatment of undisclosed illnesses.
In mid-July seriously ill illegals were flown to Ventura Naval base with high fever, respiratory difficulties, and coughing blood. At least three required ICU admission. No information was released on what illness was diagnosed, but the time course, severity of symptoms, and need for immediate ICU treatment is not typical for tuberculosis and more consistent with Ebola or hemorrhagic forms of dengue fever.
Lots to must listen to!
End Time Current Events: 7-27-14 — Part 1
Table of Contents:
• GOP Senator: Obama To ‘Effectively End Immigration Enforcement’
• 10,000 Angry Protesters: MA Governor Turning Massachusetts Into Mexachusetts (Video)
• Thanks to Obama 6 Illegals Kill Black Homeless Man
• AERIAL FOOTAGE SHOWS MASSIVE HOLES IN BORDER FENCE: THE GATES ARE WIDE OPEN–Reporter Joe Biggs takes to the sky to demonstrate just how serious this manufactured border meltdown really is
• Congressman at border says: ‘Obama begging to be impeached’
• NY DHS Offers $500 To Rat Out Your Neighbors
• Michigan DOA Thugs Force Dairy Farmer To Dump Raw Milk
PDF: End Time Current Events 7-27-14
Click Here for the Part 1 Audio
Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has started issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants regardless of their legal status, marking a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.
There was a festive mood at one Denver office issuing the documents Friday morning, as state Department of Revenue Director Barbara Brohl congratulated applicants once they had their cards approved.
"I never imagined that I would one day have a driver's license in my hands," Mexican immigrant Rosalva Mireles, 37, said in Spanish as she held a paper copy of her new license. The permanent card will be mailed.
She's one of thousands of immigrants hoping the identification cards will add a degree of legitimacy to their residency in Colorado. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the next 90 days to get the documents, with more getting scheduled every day. Both people in the country illegally and those who have temporary legal status will qualify.
Yes, both political "parties" are one and the same - but nonetheless their end game is to usher in full blown liberalism via illegal immigration(ie-CA became a Democrat state b/c of Reagan's Amnesty).
Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion
MADISON, Wis. -- A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavior Republican lawmakers were trying to prevent.
Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling from a day earlier, which mandated a change to the law in order to make it constitutional.
The court said the state can't require applicants for state-issued IDs to present government documents that cost money to obtain, such as a copy of a birth certificate. The court left it to the Division of Motor Vehicles to come up with a solution.
"We don't know how that's going to work," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday shortly after the ruling. When asked whether obtaining photo IDs without having to present government-issued documents verifying a person's identity could result in fraud, Vos said: "It's got a potential for it."
The requirement, passed in 2011, is not currently in effect. A state judge blocked it in March 2012 and in May a federal judge struck it down as violating the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. While the state Supreme Court upheld the law as constitutional, a federal appeals court would have to reverse U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman's ruling for the requirement to take effect.
Thirty-four states have passed laws requiring some sort of identification from voters, but only 31 of them are in effect, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The push for a voter ID law came from Republicans, who argued for years that such a requirement would cut down on voter fraud and boost public confidence in the integrity of the election process. But opponents say concerns over voter fraud were overblown and not documented, and the law was meant to reduce turnout among minorities and others likely to vote for Democrats.
While the state's appeal in the federal case continues, the question becomes what to do about the Supreme Court's order.
Gov. Scott Walker will work with the state departments of Justice and Transportation to address the issue, Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said Friday.
"The purpose of this legislation is to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat," Patrick said in a written statement. "Governor Walker wants people have access to the documents they need in order to receive the state identification they need to exercise their right to vote."
No one knows yet how Walker's administration will react to the court's order, said Barry Burden, a University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor and expert in voter ID laws who testified at the federal trial.
But no matter what DOT does, it's likely to lead to more lawsuits, Burden said.
"There's really no standards yet for deciding what is a legitimate request (for an ID)," Burden said. "It's also not clear if the DMV has to advertise this opportunity or it's something they have to ask about."
The Legislature may ultimately decide to get involved, especially if it doesn't agree with what the DOT does to comply, Burden said.
Both Vos and Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said they would be open to having the Legislature take up a measure next year to implement the court's directive.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said he considered the court's direction to be a "very small" step that will save the law from being unconstitutional. He also said he thinks the court's ruling will bolster his case in federal court.
August 4, 2014
Texas - From Customs and Border Protection the exact numbers of illegal immigrants entering and attempting to enter the U.S. from 75 different countries.
The report shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union to the United States.
At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have attempted to illegally enter the U.S.
28 individuals from Pakistan were caught attempting to sneak into the U.S. this year alone, with another 211 individuals either turning themselves in or being caught at official ports of entry.
Other individuals from Yemen, Somalia, and Egypt.
Rand Paul: Rick Perry's Embrace of TX DREAM Act Lured Illegals Like Obama's Amnesty
On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's enthusiastic embrace of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a magnet that lures more illegal immigrants to America – just like President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program for DREAMers.
“President Obama won’t send them home, and Gov. Perry has done the same thing by giving them in-state tuition," Paul told the Wall Street Journal during a significant Iowa trip. "That’s a beacon without any kind of border security."
Paul and Perry are potential 2016 presidential rivals, and they both will be meeting with potential supporters and activists as they crisscross throughout Iowa this month. They have feuded on foreign policy in recent months in the pages of beltway publications like Politico and the Washington Post.
Paul's comments come as the border crisis has propelled Perry to the top tier of potential GOP presidential hopefuls – along with Paul – in some polls. During the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Perry fell precipitously because of the illegal immigration issue.
In addition to concerns about his crony capitalism, conservatives did not trust Perry on illegal immigration before the campaign. He only confirmed and exacerbated those fears during a Florida primary debate in September of 2011 when Perry said opponents of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants did not have "a heart."
Perry never recovered from those remarks.
Obama Is Preparing To Make One Of The Boldest Moves Of His Presidency — And It Could Stretch The Scope Of Executive Power
By the end of the summer, President Barack Obama will make what some activists and legal experts say could be the "boldest move" of his presidency as he prepares to move without Congress on immigration reform.
The coming executive actions to change immigration policy could become the defining moment in a second term marred by congressional gridlock. A mid fierce debate over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border they also could set up a potential political firestorm just weeks before the crucial midterm elections. Perhaps most importantly, Obama's coming executive actions could also test the limits of presidential power.
"Depending on how far they go, yes," David Martin, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law who specializes in immigration law, told Business Insider. "It could be a significant challenge to the scope of presidential power."
The White House has provided few hints on what Obama will do on immigration as a review by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on his options is still ongoing. The Washington Post has reported, based on readouts of meetings among White House officials, congressional Democrats, and activist groups, that Obama could effectively expand the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, as it is known, has shielded hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation .
According to the Washington Post report, the Obama administration is considering providing " temporary relief for law-abiding undocumented immigrants who are closely related to U.S. citizens or those who have lived in the country a certain number of years." The number of people who could fit under those descriptions might be as high as five million.
"We're asking the president to really go as broad as he can go," Cristina Jimenez, the cofounder and managing director of the group United We Dream, told Business Insider, adding: "He has a chance to make one of the boldest moves he possibly could. It depends on how he wants to be remembered."
United We Dream was one of a few groups that gave up rather early on the idea Congress would pass any sort of legislative reform to the nation's immigration policy. The group stopped lobbying Congress on the issue long before House Speaker John Boehner informed Obama in late June that the House would not take up any immigration-related legislation this year.
Jimenez said United We Dream then made Obama its "primary target," because he has the authority to enforce the law. As most proponents of immigration reform see it, Obama's options for executive actions fit into two categories, as laid out earlier this year by the left-leaning Center for American Progress:
"Enforcement reforms" — in which, for example, the administration would choose to place a lower priority on undocumented immigrants who do not have a criminal history or who have extensive community ties.
"Affirmative relief" — involves identifying the low-priority individuals and creating a program for them to earn relief from deportation, such as in the case of the DACA program.
During a news conference last week, Obama painted a sharp contrast between himself and congressional Republicans who voted to effectively end the DACA program the same day, saying he would have to "act alone" to solve the border crisis.
"The broader point is that if, in fact, House Republicans are concerned about me acting independently of Congress — despite the fact that I’ve taken fewer executive actions than my Republican predecessor or my Democratic predecessor before that, or the Republican predecessor before that — then the easiest way to solve it is passing legislation. Get things done," Obama said.
Some legal experts, as well as supporters of any potential executive action, think the administration is on solid legal ground to take the steps described in reports — despite the White House's repeated claims earlier this year that its hands were tied.
Others, like Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the conservative-leaning Center for Immigration Studies, disagree. Krikorian argued that though much smaller versions of the DACA program have been pursued by presidents in the past, they were usually in emergency situations in which the president did not have time to wait for Congress.
Krikorian said an expansion of the DACA program to as many as five million people could constitute a fundamental change in executive power — from a constitutional system with checks and balances to one that could run on "decree."
"He doesn't give a rat's *** about the Constitution," Krikorian said of Obama.
Krikorian said Obama's executive actions could be a slippery slope for future presidents. One example he gave: A Republican President Chris Christie, for instance, could want to reform the corporate tax code. Facing opposition from Congress, he would decide that his administration would simply not prosecute corporations that don't pay more than 25% in taxes.
However, Ben Winograd, an attorney at the Immigrant and Refugee Appellate Center, rejected Krikorian's analogy. Winograd told Business Insider the federal government always has the discretion to enforce the law as it wishes or sees capable — and does so already, to an extent, in deciding which types of violators of tax laws it wants to go after.
"If the complaint is that, 'Well, so and so isn't following the law as we'd like him to,' then the only remedy for that is political," Winograd said. "You can vote them out at the ballot box, or you can try to bring articles of impeachment. But to say you are violating the law by not enforcing the law to an extent we'd like — I mean, it's a non sequitur. It doesn't make sense."
The key element the administration must follow is adhering to the resources allocated by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act requires the executive branch to spend the money appropriated by Congress toward the purpose designated by Congress.
Congress has appropriated enough funds to deport about 400,000 people a year. The administration deported nearly 370,000 undocumented immigrants last year, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security.
Martin, the Virginia law professor, told Business Insider the administration could theoretically adhere to those guidelines for at least a few years while expanding deferred action. But absent legislative action from Congress, it might be hard to continue on a long-term basis.
"The situation requires f aithful execution of appropriation laws," Martin said. " If they drop far below that, then there'd be real legal issues."
Weighing in on border crisis, SBC president says Jesus was an immigrant
Just back from touring two Texas facilities for unaccompanied migrant children, SBC President Ronnie Floyd urged Baptists to act with compassion toward the undocumented.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says Jesus would be sympathetic to the plight of undocumented children flocking to the southern U.S. border, because as a child he also lived as an immigrant.
Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, preached a sermon Aug. 3 on what the Bible says about immigration. In the message, picked up on the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission website, Floyd reminded listeners that according to the second chapter of Matthew, the baby Jesus’ parents took him and fled during the night to Egypt after an angel told Joseph in a dream that Herod was trying to kill him.
Floyd — just back from a visit with faith leaders including SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore to sites along the U.S. border housing immigrant children — repeated a quote that Moore wrote in a blog three years ago.
“Our Lord Jesus himself was a so-called ‘illegal immigrant,’” Moore, at the time a professor and administrator at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary wrote in a blog titled “Immigration and the Gospel” dated June 17, 2011. “Fleeing, like many of those in our country right now, a brutal political situation, our Lord’s parents sojourned with him in Egypt.”
“Therefore, without any question at all, Jesus Christ is sympathetic with immigrants,” Floyd added. “The immigrant is loved by Jesus Christ. I mean every person on the face of this earth is loved by Jesus Christ. And that’s why Christ died for all of the world.”
Floyd said following Christ should affect every area of life, including one’s views about immigration.
“How we treat other people — all people, all ages of people and all generations of people, regardless of the color of their skin or the language they speak — it tells us a great deal about our personal walk and relationship with Jesus Christ,” he said.
Floyd said Christians “must extend compassionate action to all people, pointing them to the hope that is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ and his saving grace,” and “as we treat the least of these, we had better remember, we are treating Jesus Christ.”
Floyd said that means ministering to the needs of the immigrant when opportunities arise. He said Cross Church has been involved in immigrant transition ministry for about a year, teaching English as a second language with hopes of adding citizenship classes and resources to put immigrants in touch with legal aid.
**I've noticed SBC churches, in particular these First Baptists, have offered free English as a Second Language classes in recent years. Now I see why.
A moral issue, as well as politlcal
Floyd said regardless of one’s personal views on immigration policy, the immigration crisis taking place at the border is not just a political issue, but also a moral issue.
“I want to remind you again, these are real people, made in the image of God, and people for whom Christ died,” he said.
Floyd urged Christians to “diligently pray” for national leaders confronting the immigration issue.
“We need to humbly call upon the leaders of our country to fix the immigration system in our nation,” he said. “Since we have elected them to lead us, we need to pray for them to come together and agree upon what needs to be done in reforming our immigration system.”
“As we pray for them, we need to remember that these issues are very complex and they don’t have easy answers,” Floyd said. “Yet I believe that we have a God who is able to bring people together and towards a common goal of demonstrating a commitment to both compassion and justice.”
Floyd cited a 2011 SBC resolution calling for, “with the borders secured, a just and compassionate path to legal status, with appropriate restitutionary measures, for those undocumented immigrants already living in our country,” while adding that “this resolution is not to be construed as support for amnesty for any undocumented immigrant.”
“You hear periodically the term ‘amnesty,’” Floyd said. “By no means would we believe in absolute amnesty, meaning that we believe everyone who is illegal now becomes legal automatically.”
Floyd said the presence of an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants already in the country and the surge of children and young people creating the current humanitarian crisis at the border prove that the nation’s borders are not secure.
“This is a major national security threat to our nation and to our future,” Floyd said. “This is why we must pray for the leaders of our nation, and our leaders need to come together and take care of this issue.”
Floyd said the Christian’s final responsibility for the immigrant is “we need to reach all people, including immigrants, for Jesus Christ.”
**So one minute he says(pretty much) that those who came here illegally need to be sent back, then the next minute he says to "reach out to them"? Talk about double minded...
“As God is bringing the world to the United States, we have a tremendous opportunity for reaching people for Christ,” Floyd said. “God has brought them here to find him. Therefore we must share him.”
“Our church must be aggressive in reaching all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, not only those who look like us and talk like us, but those who are different from us in many ways,” he said.
One way of doing that, he said, is through ministries of adoption and foster care.
CBF appeals for funds as it responds to immigrants crossing U.S. border
The group has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with others in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has created a fund called “CBF CARES (Children and Refugee Emergency Support)” to assist the surge in Central American immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom are now detained in federal facilities.
The fund will help with immediate needs but also will provide resources as unaccompanied children and refugee families are transported from border areas to other cities.
CBF Disaster Response is coordinating efforts with field personnel along the Texas border, CBF of Texas and partners including Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery.
Diann Whisnand, a CBF worker on the Texas border, has facilitated the CBF’s donation of pallets of bottled water to the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank in Pharr, Texas. She has also talked with refugees, aid volunteers and agencies in McAllen, Texas. The CBF has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.
Whisnand says the McAllen community is focused on helping refugee families, typically young mothers with children. Unaccompanied refugee children, she said, “are transported directly under the guardianship of the federal government to centers managed by contracted child service agencies.”
Tommy Deal, the CBF’s U.S. Disaster Response coordinator, said the organization will continue to seek ways to serve in this long-term crisis.
“As these children and families are moved out of the border cities and states where they entered the U.S. to other cities for housing, other needs will arise across the country,” he said. “Opportunities for individual and church support for the day-to-day needs of the refugees, as well as opportunities to advocate on their behalf will surface.”
Texas Border Rancher Says Illegal Immigrant Surge ‘Overwhelming’
While the discussion of the latest wave of illegal immigrants has focused mostly on women and unaccompanied children, Texas sheriffs and ranchers say they are seeing another side of the surge.
Illegal immigrants — often ushered across the Rio Grande river by coyotes — are busting through ranchers’ fences in one county at levels not seen in years, indicating that more than just children and women are coming into the U.S. illegally.
According to ABC Houston, in the first six months of the year in Hidalgo County, 30 miles north of the Rio Grande, ranchers in just one precinct have placed 47 calls about traffickers obliterating their fences.
“I promise you the number of incidents of ranch crossings is double or triple that,” Hidalgo County precinct Sgt. Aaron Moreno told the news station.
In the same precinct, 64 “bailouts” have been reported, according to ABC Houston. Bailouts occur when illegal immigrant passengers scatter from the vehicles transporting them after they crash or officers pull them over.
Hidalgo County rancher Fred Cappadona has observed a similar uptick in illegal traffic.
“The numbers are overwhelming,” he told ABC Houston, adding that, compared to last year, movement is “three times more aggressive this year.”
The recent spike of illegal immigrants — which the Obama administration has called “unprecedented” — has mostly been reported as a wave of unaccompanied children. The administration predicts that 90,000 will be apprehended this year — three times last year’s totals.
While the administration and lawmakers have called this a “humanitarian crisis,” ranchers like Cappadona and law enforcement officials working near the border have provided first-hand evidence that more than innocent children are coming into the U.S.
“They’re not being stopped at the river,” Cappadona told ABC Houston. “That’s the main problem. It’s government’s responsibility, not ours but we’re having to pay the expenses.”
“If the border patrol controlled them at the river, we wouldn’t have to call them here,” the rancher continued, adding “I am a taxpayer and I’m not getting my money’s worth.”
Cappadona’s and Sgt. Moreno’s observations were shared by at least some of the Texas sheriffs who gathered last month at their annual convention.
“The damage is constant,” Brooks County chief deputy Benny Martinez told reporters at the event.
“When you have to focus on the rush of undocumented immigrants coming through your county, what does that do to your staffing? Of course it kinda takes some of our staffing from being out on patrol,” Karnes County sheriff Dwayne Villaneuva warned. (RELATED: Texas Sheriffs Speak Out On Illegal Immigration)
Dealing with unaccompanied children and women with children leaves gaps in the border and allows more dangerous elements to enter the country, some lawmakers and U.S. border agents have claimed.
Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott expressed that concern in a June letter to President Obama requesting more border help.
“With the Border Patrol’s focus shifted to this crisis, we have grave concerns that dangerous cartel activity, including narcotics smuggling and human trafficking, will go unchecked because Border Patrol resources are stretched too thin,” he wrote.
The Federal Government Won't Seal Our Southern Border, So It's Up To Us
Right this very minute, next to the town of Killeen, Texas sits Fort Hood. There are two full army divisions there: The 2nd Armored Division and the 1st Cavalry Division (my old unit). Given the circumstances, why haven't these two divisions been assigned to and deployed to our southern border?
The other day, an off duty border agent was murdered right in front of his wife and children by two illegal alien criminals, both of whom were deported several times before, but always found themselves back in the US. Because of Barack Hussein Obama's direct policies, a father, husband and son was brutally ripped away from his family and it didn't have to happen. Obama, in my opinion, is directly responsible and that young man's blood is on his hands!
Don't think that I'm letting Congress (both Houses) off the hook either, because I'm not!
It is painfully obvious, even to the most dimwitted, die-hard liberal that our country is under assault on our southern border. Contrary to what the liberal media is telling you, they are not all women and babies coming through. There is direct proof that there are Jihadist terrorists, drug dealers, violent psychopathic criminals and MS-13 gang members coming through also. This fact alone should alarm and terrify any sane person. These animals do not want to be American citizens. Their only thoughts are to rape, murder and rob you and me. The Muslims that are mixed in with them are here for only one thing: To destroy the United States of America.
This is one reason why the 2nd Amendment was put in the Constitution; the protection of our nation! It is an obligation of every American citizen to bear arms and protect his country. The federal government, from the President, to the Senate and the House of Representatives has utterly failed in their sworn duty to you and me. They left Washington without first securing the border. So when you go to town-hall meetings in the next five weeks, ask your elected official why they failed us. And don't accept any answer that starts with "It was all because of Harry Reid and the Democrats…" That is not an acceptable answer. You don't leave to go on vacation without locking-up the store before you go. No responsible adult can justify doing something so blatantly supid! That token bit of dramatic theater last week at the last minute was a shameful farce! They had no business leaving Washington until the border was secure. And yes, there is plenty of the blame game to go around!
Logically, it is now up to us, to do what our politicians have failed to do.
In my last article, I stated that every single politician who comes home during their break should be arrested for dereliction of duty and violation of their oath of office. That wasn't rhetoric or angst, but the plain and simple truth! And it goes all the way up to and including the President!
This is not a joke, our lives, our property and the lives of all our loved ones are in mortal danger! Every single politician in our nations capital have let us down and have put us in grave danger and exposed us to not just violence but the possibility of contracting diseases as well that were eradicated decades ago.
If you live on a border state....any border state, you have a duty as a citizen of that state to protect and defend it.
People who think this is all just the Democrats fault, don't have a clue as to how the political system in this representative government works and are living in a fools paradise and give ALL Americans and Tea Party members, a "black eye" with their lack of involvement and apathy!
If your state doesn't have a militia, then you should think about starting one, because if you're waiting for the National Guard to come and rescue you, you might be waiting a long time, and by then it will be too late.
This link will help you find a militia in your state.
Treason: Border Patrol Agent Reveals that ADMITTED MURDERERS are Being Released into America
Treason: Border Patrol Agent Reveals that ADMITTED MURDERERS are Being Released into America
And more importantly, what will it take for Americans to finally do something about it?
Has everyone forgotten that these people work for us?
Would you consider releasing an admitted murderer, notice I said admitted and not suspected, into the United States an act of treason? Would that qualify?
While Obama and his complicit & traitorous legislators enjoy their vacations, this is exactly what has been happening. These traitors come in both colors, red and blue. However, I am not disillusioned enough to believe that there really are two distinct political parties in America. Both sides share the guilt and equally share a common agenda.
I don't want to hear another word about gun control. I don't want to hear another word about these poor helpless children who are entering the country to claim their free soccer balls from bleeding heart turncoats like Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz.
I am sick of hearing the lies. I am sick of the media twisting the stories and yanking at our heart strings. My heart strings currently belong to my own children. They are here legally and my government is putting my kids in danger.
Our government is now intentionally putting American people in harms way and using loopholes to do it. Never mind that these are illegal immigrants. That is immaterial. We are hearing that we can not break the laws that prohibit their deportation.
What the hell is that about? They are illegal, but we can't get rid of them?
This entire system is upside down.
And guess what people?
Your elected servants simply do not give a crap.
While Americans worry about Ebola and dozens of other legitimate problems, they are golfing, praying to their owl gods and doing whatever the hell else it is that the elite do.
Do you remember Chris Cabrera? He is the Vice President of the Border Patrol Union who previously revealed, "We're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades."
As if that wasn't enough to make us all mad…
His latest revelations are enough to make someone want to go write a letter or hold up a sign and beg the government to stop. Gee, that always works doesn't it? Check out this video and tell me it doesn't make you angrier than you have been in a long, long time.
Cabrera says "morale is at an all-time low right now," but the reasons for that morale being low better make everyone who reads this angry and we have to decide soon, like yesterday, that we have had enough. We can't just pour a glass of wine and turn on "Dancing With the Stars" while this goes away. That won't work.
Not only are our border patrol agents not being "allowed" to do their jobs, they are actually complicit in letting some very dangerous people into this country. That is unacceptable. Chris is acting like their hands are tied and that the decisions ultimately rest with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), but these Border Patrol agents took an oath and you are an American Chris Cabrera. Start acting like it.
Our morale is pretty low as well.
You don't have to deport anyone. If they are not fond of dodging bullets, they will gladly deport themselves. Defend the American homeland. That is what you are there for.
Unconstitutional orders must be ignored. America is being invaded.
"We've had a couple that admitted to murder in their home countries."
I appreciate the whistle blowing aspect of this, but wake up people. This is beyond crazy. Can we really hear statements like that and just go about our daily business?
I am really angry and you should be too.
Forget about the humanitarian effort for a minute and tell me… What has happened to the "humanity" of a nation that can accept bringing this trash into our country while intentionally putting our citizens in danger?
All these young gang members have to say is that they have a parent here and nothing at home and they are released. They can have gang tats from head to toe. They can admit M-13 gang affiliation and it doesn't matter. They can admit to murder. Does anyone else see a problem here?
Cavuto at one point says/asks, "So you have to follow the law, and if the law says to release them, there is nothing you can do about it?" That was not the proper line of questioning Neil. What about something like, "So what about your responsibility to the American people?"
Neil Cavuto you are a spineless moron and because of that you fit in pretty well at FOX News. You are not alone there. These people are illegal aliens. What part of "illegal" do you not understand?
America needs some leadership with intestinal fortitude to show up quickly. Our politicians and even the right-wing media are totally killing us. They have sold us out.
Someone please tell me when 1776 gets here. I am done defending any of these clowns. They have been put on notice.
Allowing admitted murders into my country crosses every single red line I could imagine. There is no more hiding it. There is no more kidding ourselves that elections will fix this.
How are you going to feel if one of these thugs kills your child or grandchild?
While we are busy trying to babysit the world, we have forgotten about the safety of our own children.
300,000 People Could Lose Their Obamacare If They Don't Prove Their Residency
More than 300,000 Obamacare enrollees have yet to provide information on their legal residency or citizenship, according to the government. Those individuals have until September 5 to send complete information to the government before losing coverage on September 30.
According the data provided by the government, in May 970,000 people had citizenship data errors in their Obamacare applications. As of August, 450,000 of those cases have been resolved, 210,000 are in progress and 60,000 new documents arrive every day. The 310,000 remaining applicants will receive two more phone calls and one more email.
In June the Associated Press reported that 2 million enrollees were missing information on immigration, citizenship and income that could jeopardize their subsidies and insurance plans. At the time the Department of Health and Human Services expected that most the of inconsistencies would be cleared up by the end of the summer.
Critics of the health care law have noted that the government doesn't have a system in place to verify information it receives from consumers. Last month the Government Accountability Office was able to gain subsidized health insurance for 11 out of 18 fake accounts. The government has argued that a data inconsistency doesn't mean there's a problem with the application. As The New York Times noted earlier this summer, consumers often run into problems uploading files to Healthcare.gov, or are asked to send in files they've already sent.
Illegal Immigrant Children In The Classroom, Schools Brace For 50,000 New Students
Illegal immigrant children are entitled to a free public education under federal law. Schools across the country are preparing for an influx of new students in the coming weeks. Up to 50,000 illegal immigrant children are expected to enroll in American schools this fall, USA Today is reporting.
Although illegal alien children have become an increased percentage of the public school student population in many states over the past several decades, the sheer number of unaccompanied children who have crossed the Texas border this year alone has administrators concerned.
This is a whole new wave of immigrant students that are coming without any guardians whatsoever. One of the challenges here is the large number of unaccompanied minors,” National School Board Association general counsel Francisco Negron said. We don’t know the educational background of the students, if they’ve been to school, the language issue and operational issues that could raise costs, Negron added.
School support assistant director for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia, Caroline Woodason said, “We haven’t started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what’s going to come on the first day of school.” In 2013 Montgomery County Publci Schools in Maryland enrolled 107 illegal immigrant children, an currently have no idea how many more new students with little or no English speaking skills will be coming their way this year. Last month more than 2,200 unaccompanied minors arrived in the state. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, illegal immigrants have now been transported to all 50 states from Border Patrol detention centers.
The added expense of educating the illegal immigrant children has been a source of angst for many taxpayers. Parents and teachers concerned about over-crowded classrooms and a slow-down of the learning process due to the language barrier alone is becoming another often-voiced complaint. School nurses, educators, and parents alike are also worried about communicable disease such as lice, scabies, and chicken pox, spreading more rapidly. As previously noted by The Inquisitr, Border Patrol agents at Texas border detention facilities have stated that such conditions and ailments have presented frequently among the unaccompanied children being released into communities across the country.
The United States Department of Education has created a team to field “inquiries received from the field” and to identify additional resources for school districts feeling overwhelmed by the influx of new students.
States can set aside additional money for school districts who have a “significant increase” in illegal immigrant children walking through the building doors. But, a state must actually have additional funds to set aside for such endeavors and be willing to face political backlash from taxpayers over the expense.
What do you think about the concerns over illegal immigrant children attending public schools this fall?
Problem. Reaction. Solution.
Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.
Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled he'd adopt after immigration efforts in Congress collapsed. Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his authority to help people who have already violated immigration laws.
"The president has not made a decision regarding next steps, but he believes it's important to understand and consider the full range of perspectives on potential solutions," said White House spokesman Shawn Turner.
One of the more popular requests among business and family groups is a change in the way green cards are counted that would essentially free up some 800,000 additional visas the first year, advocates say.
The result would be threefold: It would lessen the visa bottleneck for business seeking global talent; shorten the green card line for those being sponsored by relatives, a wait that can stretch nearly 25 years; and potentially reduce the incentive for illegal immigration by creating more legal avenues for those wanting to come, as well as those already here.
Obama's aides have held more than 20 meetings in recent months with business groups and other interest groups to discuss possibilities, ahead of an announcement about next steps the president is expected to make in September. Coordinating these "listening sessions," as the White House calls them, is its Office of Public Engagement, led by top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Obama's options without new laws from Congress are limited and would only partially address obstacles business groups say are preventing them from hiring more workers. Even so, administration officials say these groups are urging the White House to help streamline a complex and unpredictable system.
Republicans are working to use immigration and the surge of unaccompanied minors at the border against Democrats in the midterm elections by arguing that Obama and his party are undermining the rule of law.
"Politically we think it flips the switch because it's not just talking about a benefit to those who broke the law," said former Rep. Bruce Morrison, D-Conn., who authored the 1990 immigration law and is now lobbying on behalf of groups representing tech industry professionals, business management and U.S. citizens married to foreigners.
Matt Mackowiak, a Texas-based Republican strategist, said the moves on legal immigration might prompt businesses to praise the president, even if it's not enough to persuade the business community to side with Democrats in the upcoming elections.
"From the White House's perspective, this is an easy way for them to score some points," Mackowiak said. "They'll say: 'We're arguing about substance, Republicans are arguing about process.'"
Obama in June announced that in the face of congressional inaction, he would act on his own to address as much of the nation's immigration mess as he could. Since then, advocates for the roughly 11 million people living in the country illegally have lobbied for deportation relief particularly for the parents of U.S.-born children and the parents of youth who authorized to remain in the country under a program Obama announced in 2012.
But in recent weeks, other groups have stepped up public pressure in favor of presidential action that would change how the legal immigration system operates, too.
Those who support changing the green card count say each year half of the 140,000 employment-based green cards issued go to spouses and children, unnecessarily reducing the numbers available to workers.
Other requests have included removing the requirement that some spouses of U.S. citizens return to their native country for at least three years before they can apply for U.S. residency, as well as extending work permits to the spouses of all temporary H1-B skilled workers.
The potential for broader executive action ignited flames this week from Republicans in Congress already vehemently opposed to legislation that would increase immigration quotas.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., slammed the White House this week for meeting with big business to bring in more workers while "tens of millions of Americans are on welfare, unemployment and public assistance."
Not all industries are pushing for broad action, though. Agriculture leaders, who acknowledge as much as 70 percent of their workforce is "unauthorized" have remained on the sidelines — a reminder of the limits of any Obama's executive authority.
Kristi Boswell, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau, said her organization has met this summer with White House to encourage administrative changes that would reduce immigration raids targeting farms and processing plants and cut the red tape on hiring guest workers.
"Absolutely, ag workers have an ability to benefit at least temporarily from executive action," she said but added that reforming guest worker provisions and other aspects of the immigration system couldn't be done by the president alone.
For that, she said, Congress will still have to act.
Militia fired on
August 30, 2014 The US Border Patrol agent fired numerous shots at an unidentified American militia member at the Texas Mexico border.
The person in question was armed but did not return fire and was not hit.
Despite calls from Border Patrol to back off, several militia groups are now patrolling the border
in an attempt to discourage immigrants from entering the US illegally.
Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas
The man, whose name has not been released, was wearing camouflage and carrying a long arm that was either a rifle or shotgun.
An unknown number of militia members have come to the Texas border following a surge in illegal immigration this summer.
The militias are our guys, the GOOD guys, the only law Americans have today!
Obama Plans to Give Amnesty to Five Million Illegals!
Representative Luis Gutierrez was on MSNBC with host Jose Diaz-Balart to discuss the possibility (and probability) that President Obama would use executive action to give amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants next week.
"If it is 5 million, Jose, then that would be five times as many as when the president freed the dreamers from deportation, when he instituted [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] in June of 2012. When he said we’re not going to deport anymore immigrants that arrived here as children and you saw how was it, Jose, that our community was ill prepared.”
“The structures were not in place to help those people. So I've been going around meeting with major news organizations, newspaper editorial boards, columnists and others here in Chicago for the last three weeks telling them we have get prepared as a city. And prepare a model for the nation because when 5 million people are allowed the opportunity to come out from under the shadows and into the light of day and get legalized, it's going to take a lot of work and a lot of capacity of our community but I’m really looking forward to that challenge.”
Are you ready for five million new Americans... President Obama and the Democrats sure are.
Mexican President Peña Nieto Declares United States 'the Other Mexico'
Forget so-called "Mexifornia." How about the United States of Mexico?
On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto called on other states to "evolve" like California so the United States can be more like his home country.
Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peña Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.
"This is the other Mexico," Peña Nieto reportedly "said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants," according to the Los Angeles Times.
After President Barack Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrants in 2012, the number of illegal immigrant juveniles--nearly 90% of whom are teenagers--who have been apprehended has drastically spiked. Since October of last year, close to 63,000 illegal immigrants have been detained, nearly all having been lured by the hope of getting "permisos" or amnesty. Most of those illegal immigrants are Central Americans who have traveled through Mexico, often without much resistance, to the United States. Yet, Obama may soon double down on his executive amnesty, as the White House has indicated that he may grant temporary amnesty and work permits to possibly five million more illegal immigrants.
In California, Brown has already given illegal immigrants driver's licenses, made California a sanctuary state, and signed the California DREAM Act. Peña Nieto thanked Brown for his generosity toward illegal immigrants and called on other governors to follow suit, chastising those who are against open borders as unethical.
ISIS Terrorists May Already Be Operating in a Mexico Border Town Waiting to Enter the US, Intelligence Sources Say
High-level intelligence officials and federal law enforcement are saying that terrorist attacks might be "imminent" for Texas cities and towns located near the U.S.-Mexico border as it's believed the jihadists are already operating in a Mexican border town.
The unnamed officials told Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, that there's good reason to believe Islamic State terrorists are operating in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, and are planning to use the border to gain entry into the U.S. to carry out their attacks.
Juarez is located just over 8 miles from El Paso, and is a hotbed for violent and narcotic crimes and has been linked to the Islamic militant group, Hezbollah, in previous years. Officials claim that Islamic State jihadists might be setting up shop in Juarez, and plan to attack using car bombs and other vehicle-born improvised explosive devices.
The Judicial Watch report states: "Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to 'carry out an attack on the border,' according to one JW source. 'It's coming very soon,' according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as 'ISIS and al-Qaeda.'"
According to the report, an official said the threat of an attack is so likely that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army Base in El Paso, is being briefed on security measures.
A Kurd of the ethnic minority of Yazidis holds up a placard reading "Stop IS" during a demonstration in Bielefeld, Aug. 9, 2014. Some 10,000 ethnic Kurds of the Yazidis sect, who practice an ancient faith related to Zoroastrianism, protested in the western German city on Saturday against Islamic State militants, who are surging across northern Iraq near the Kurdistan borders in their drive to eradicate unbelievers such as Christians and Yazidis.
Fox News reported Friday that Texas Department of Public Safety released a three-page bulletin that warned Islamic State terrorists have studied and are "expressing an increased interest" in crossing over the border to carry out attacks. The Texas Department of Public Safety came to this conclusion through monitoring Twitter accounts that are believed to be linked to Islamic State jihadists.
The bulletin states: "A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending Aug. 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of the U.S., for terror attack."
An anonymous federal law enforcement official told The Blaze that there has been a long-standing concern about terrorist groups taking advantage of the border.
"Chatter has certainly increased and there's a need to be vigilant," the official told The Blaze. "Al-Qaeda and groups like ISIL have been vocal about the southern border. ISIL is making direct threats now and the situation is changed."
During President Barack Obama's press conference Thursday he said the U.S. doesn't have a concrete plan to combat ISIS.
"I think what I've seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than what we currently are," Obama asserted.
Michael Scheuer, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, told Fox News that it would be naive to think that Islamic State jihadists would not use the U.S. southern border to their advantage to gain an entry point into the country.
"You'd have to be silly not to take an advantage of that opportunity. You can say many things about the Islamists, but silly they are not," Scheuer said. "They may be brutal, but they are not dumb. We are the dumb ones."
As reported by The Christian Post, Texas Governor Rick Perry said last month that it's a "real possibility" Islamic State terrorists have already used the border to cross into the country due to lack of border security.
"Because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secured and us not knowing who is penetrating across: individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states. And, I think it is a very real possibility that they have already used that," Perry told attendees at a Heritage Foundation panel on border security.
Scheuer added that it's pretty common to see people from Asia and the Middle East use the U.S.-Mexico border to gain access into the country.
"We are confidently sure that every month a number of Arabs or Pakistanis come across the border illegally in the south," Scheuer told Fox News.
Senator Inhofe warns of potential terrorist attacks on U.S. soil
Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:52 PM PST
OKLAHOMA CITY -
It is a serious warning coming from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe as he warns of the potential of another attack on American soil. The senator sat down with Fox 25 to talk about a variety of topics, but as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the top issue was national security.
“We're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation,” Senator Inhofe told Fox 25's Phil Cross.
“ISIS, they are really bad terrorists, they're so bad even Al Qaida is afraid of them,” Inhofe said reflecting on the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley. Beyond the beheading, Inhofe said the current terror organizations are not going to stay contained to the Middle East. “They're crazy out there and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can't believe that's happening.”
Inhofe blames policy decisions from the Obama administration and cuts in defense spending for putting the country in what he calls a dangerous situation.
“He's [President Obama] going to have to come up with something that we're going to do because they're holding another hostage in place and the problem is, the President says all these things and he never does them,” Inhofe said.
Inhofe said he hopes after the mid-term elections there will be more Republicans in the Senate and more of a willingness for both parties to work on restoring cuts to defense spending.
The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America
Did you know that one of the Americans that was recently killed fighting for ISIS once cleaned planes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport? His name was Abdirahmaan Muhumed, and he was a Somali refugee. Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have been resettled in cities in the United States, and thanks to the Obama administration an increasing percentage of those refugees are Muslim. As you will read about below, Obama has even made it possible for refugees that have given only "limited material support" to terrorists to come to America. The Obama administration says that it is still trying to keep full-blown terrorists from entering the country, but it has become exceedingly clear that administration officials aren't exactly into that whole "border security" thing. And once refugees arrive in the United States, they are fully eligible for food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance and a whole host of other welfare programs. So if you are a jihadist and you want to move to the United States legally, all you have to do is claim to be a "refugee" and you might just find that the red carpet gets rolled out for you.
According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, "the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012." And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama.
For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year…
U.S. plans to resettle thousands of Syrians displaced by their country's civil war could hinge on those refugees receiving exemptions from laws aimed at preventing terrorists from entering the country.
A U.S. official stated publicly for the first time this week that some of the 30,000 especially vulnerable Syrians the United Nations hopes to resettle by the end of 2014 will be referred to the U.S. for resettlement.
Will "refugees" with ties to ISIS or other jihadist organizations be weeded out?
Hopefully at least some of them will be. But at this point the Obama administration has set the bar pretty low. In fact, the Obama administration has decided that it is even okay for those that have provided "limited material support" to terrorists to be allowed into the country…
The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided "limited material support" to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.
"These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure," a DHS official explained to The Daily Caller.
When they arrive in the United States, many Muslim refugees are resettled in cities in the heartland of America. For instance, the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has had such an influx of Somali refugees that it has become known as "Little Mogadishu"…
Minneapolis, Minnesota, sits at the heart of the controversial program. Known as "Little Mogadishu" to some critics, the city has, since 1983, welcomed thousands of Somali refugees, most of whom are practicing Muslims and attend a local mosque or Islamic center.
While the Minneapolis-St. Paul area plays host to the largest Somali refugee population, it's not the only American city that is taking in refugees from the war-torn African nation. Columbus, Ohio, and San Diego, California, have also served as refugee resettlement hot spots.
Of course most of the refugees are law-abiding people that are not causing problems.
But there are an alarming number of exceptions.
It is not just a coincidence that the two Americans that were fighting for ISIS that were recently killed were both from Minnesota…
The trend was underscored again last week when it was reported that two Americans, both from Minneapolis, had linked up with the ISIS terrorist organization in Syria and were killed on the battlefield in that country's civil war. One was a Somali refugee and the other reportedly was an African-American with ties to the Somali community in Minnesota.
And many more have been tried and convicted of providing money or material support to overseas Muslim terrorist organizations. Among them was one Somali woman from Minnesota who refused to rise when called upon by the judge, citing a verse in the Quran.
"I'll not stand for anyone except for Allah," Amina Farah Ali told the federal judge.
And guess what?
If they had not been killed on the battlefield, they would have been welcomed back into the United States with open arms.
Just check out what Congresswoman Michele Bachmann learned when she asked the FBI about this…
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) was stunned when she questioned the FBI about what would happen to American citizens who have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State, and then try to return to the United States.
"Two from my state were the first Americans who were fighting for ISIS," she began on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday. "I had gone earlier this year and asked the FBI, 'Are there any Minnesotans that are over fighting with ISIS?' It was classified information at the time, I couldn't reveal it. Now everyone knows."
"At that time, these two hadn't been killed yet," Bachmann continued. "So what I asked is, 'OK, once they're done fighting with ISIS, what's going to happen if they try to return?' And they said, 'Well, they'll come into the country.'"
Fighting for ISIS won't even keep people out the country?
Are we insane?
And while jihadists are staying inside our country, they are eligible for a free ride that the rest of us are paying for.
The following information comes from Refugee Resettlement Watch…
Refugee access to welfare on the same basis as a U.S. citizen has made the program a global magnet.
The federal programs available to them include:
∙ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) formerly known as AFDC
∙ Food Stamps
∙ Public Housing
∙ Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
∙ Social Security Disability Insurance
∙ Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (direct services only)
∙ Child Care and Development Fund
∙ Independent Living Program
∙ Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI)
∙ Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
∙ Postsecondary Education Loans and Grants
∙ Refugee Assistance Programs
∙ Title IV Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Payments (if parents are qualified immigrants – refugees, asylees, etc)
∙ Title XX Social Services Block Grant Funds
Of course most refugees are more than happy to take advantage of all of these "services." Here is more from Refugee Resettlement Watch…
Public Assistance Utilization Among refugees who arrived during the 5 years previous to the survey 57.7% are on government medical assistance such as Medicaid, about 25% have no health insurance at all, 70.2% are receiving food stamps, 31.6% are in public housing (an additional percentage is on a public housing waiting list), and 38.3 % are getting cash assistance such as TANF or SSI.
The figure of 57.7% dependent upon government medical assistance is actually an undercount since it excludes children under 16.
Yes, our southern border is wide open for any jihadists that want to come into our country illegally.
But if you are a jihadist that wants to immigrate to America, there is a much easier way.
Just tell the Obama administration that you are a "refugee," and you might just find that you are soon living in one of our major cities at U.S. taxpayer expense.
Military Experts: With ISIS in El Paso, Ft. Bliss in Danger of Terrorist Attack
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.”
The inaccuracies to the public appear to be part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to downplay the bloodshed that has long plagued the southern border and now the imminent threat of Islamic jihadists planning a strike as the 13th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil approaches. Remember that Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, famously proclaimed that the border is as secure as it’s ever been even as organized syndicates took over portions of the region, smuggling drugs, humans, weapons and money into the U.S.
Back in 2010 a veteran federal agent disclosed that the government was covering up the growing threat by Middle Eastern terrorists entering the country through Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol classifies them as OTM (Other Than Mexican) and many come from terrorist nations like Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan. The feds call them SIAs (Special Interest Aliens) and the government doesn’t want Americans to know about them or that ISIS is operating adjacent to a major American city. “ISIS is working with the drug cartels,” confirms retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, who’s regularly briefed by high-level contacts in the region. Besides Ft. Bliss, Maj. Gen. Vallely believes another Texas Army base, Ft. Hood, is also a target for Islamic terrorists.
As we all know, Ft. Hood was already attacked by a radical Army psychiatrist (Nidal Malik Hasan) who murdered 13 colleagues and wounded dozens of others as he chanted “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great in Arabic). Hasan had ties to a radical mosque leader (Anwar al Awlaki) who promotes jihad against the U.S., attempted to contact Al Qaeda associates prior to the attack and defended Islamic suicide bombers in comments he posted on the internet.
Hundreds of miles across the Lone Star State, geography makes Ft. Bliss an exceptionally big target at the moment, JW’s military experts say. For starters it’s a sensitive compound that sits near a notoriously porous border adjacent to a Mexican city long run by heavily armed drug cartels. As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches and ISIS establishes itself in Juarez, there’s no question the El Paso Army base is vulnerable, military experts told JW this week.
“Given how easy it is to cross the border terrorist can easily cross it,” Lt. Gen. Boykin said. “We’ve known for some time that terrorist elements have entered the U.S. through Mexico. This is nothing new.” Actually, Islamic terrorists are likely planning multiple attacks in the border region, including perhaps malls and power grids, according to Maj. Gen. Vallely, who assures that the cells are quite sophisticated. “They are well organized and well-funded,” he said.
Peter Muller: Obama reforms should allow tech companies to hire key talent
In the coming weeks, President Barack Obama will announce executive actions designed to improve America's immigration system. While he is expected to focus primarily on people living and working in the United States without documentation, the president also should seize the opportunity to improve the legal immigration system that governs how highly skilled, foreign-born workers are employed in this country.
By doing so, Obama can deliver on one of the top priorities of technology companies -- reform to an outdated visa program that restricts their ability to hire key talent.
For years, Silicon Valley companies have struggled to find the highly skilled workers they need to fill important technical positions -- and as the economy strengthens, that challenge becomes greater. A look at job postings for Intel, Google and Facebook shows those companies have hundreds of openings for engineers in California.
The U.S. higher education system produces talented graduates who are sought by companies in the technology and life sciences industries, but because many of those graduates are foreign born they cannot work here without visas.
The visa system for highly skilled workers is broken.
The number of temporary visas, known as H-1Bs, has failed to keep up with increasing demand. This year, half of those who applied for a visa were turned away.
More troubling, our system fails to provide enough permanent employment-based visas, known as green cards, necessary to allow workers with sought-after skills to live and work in the United States permanently.
Currently, foreign-born workers who graduate from U.S. universities, who fill key jobs in companies across the country and meet every requirement for permanent residency, must wait years before receiving a green card.
In the meantime, they work on a temporary employment visa that limits their job opportunities and causes them to question why they struggle for acceptance in the United States while opportunity awaits them around the world.
The Senate passed a bill last year to reform U.S. immigration policies, including those for highly skilled workers; despite support from a wide array of advocates representing undocumented residents, the agriculture and construction industries, religious organizations and high-tech companies, the House of Representatives never voted on it.
In July, Obama declared that the window of opportunity for congressional action had passed and said he would use his executive authority to fix as much as possible.
The Department of Homeland Security already has taken one step in this direction. In May, the department published a proposed rule that would provide work authorization to the spouses of many H-1B workers. This sensible reform would enhance the lives and careers of H-1B employees and their families.
The president can also "recapture" green cards that went unused in previous years and issue them to people who are stuck in the long waiting line. He can create a more seamless process for foreign-born graduates of U.S. universities to obtain permanent resident status without first requiring the interim step of a temporary work visa. And he can look at ways to enhance the legal status of people who have qualified for a green card but will not receive one for years.
The long-term solutions to the fundamental shortcomings of the high-skilled immigration system will require Congress to increase the number of visas available each year.
In the meantime, Obama should use the tools available to him to improve the system as much as possible. We should not encourage talented workers to build businesses and grow economies elsewhere in the world.
Hundreds of children in U.S. states stricken by respiratory illness
KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of children in several states have been stricken by a serious respiratory illness and federal health officials said on Monday that they have confirmed an unusual strain of virus in some children 6 weeks to 16 years old.
Clusters of respiratory illnesses have been seen in Kansas City and Chicago, and at least 10 more states are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track the illnesses to determine if they are caused by enterovirus D68, said Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC.
"The situation is evolving quickly," Schuchat said in a conference call with reporters. "We are in a stage where it is difficult to say just how big this is, how long it will go on for and how widespread it will be."
There is no specific treatment for the virus, also called HEV 68. It was first detected in the United States in 1962 and is somewhat rare. But it can cause severe respiratory problems, and has been linked to neurological problems, and could be fatal in severe cases. No deaths have yet been reported with this outbreak, said Schuchat.
More than 300 cases of serious respiratory illness have been reported at a pediatric hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and 15 percent of those children needed treatment in intensive care, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Hospitals in St. Louis are also seeing a spike in pediatric respiratory illnesses, the department said.
The CDC tested specimens taken from the children, and so far has found that 19 of 22 cases in Kansas City and 11 from 14 specimens from Chicago were positive for enterovirus D68.
Schuchat said she could not confirm which states the CDC is working with other than Missouri and Illinois. But suspected outbreaks are also being explored in Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia, Mark Pallansch, the director of the CDC's Division of Viral Diseases, said in an interview with CNN.
In Columbus, Ohio, since the Labor Day weekend there has been a 40 percent rise in children with respiratory symptoms who do not have influenza, Mysheika Williams Roberts, medical director and assistant commissioner at Columbus Public Health, told Reuters. Ohio hospitals are not able to test for HEV 68 and so are awaiting test results from the CDC, she said.[/code]
Obama’s illegals bring disease to America’s children
America’s children are paying the price of Obama’s largesse. We were warned
An agent stationed at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station told a radio host Sunday that diseases carried by illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande are “slipping through the cracks” and will soon begin affecting the entire nation, possibly even “coming to your town.”
Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera said that diseased illegals were being dumped at various areas around the country. Pay close attention to where:
“It’s not always the ideal medical care,” Cabrera confessed, “and a lot of it is slipping through the cracks. I read now one of the publications this morning that [reported] they had a bunch of people go in there in at a detention facility [that] had to be shut down due to chicken pox. It’s kind of alarming, seeing as we toured that facility less than a month ago and they assured us that they had everything in order, that something like this wouldn’t happen. And sure enough, it fell through the cracks.
“We’re not set up for this, and we’re inviting more problems,” he said. “The thing is, these [illegal immigrants] aren’t staying down here in the border region. This problem isn’t contained in the border areas. [They] are coming in here, they’re going north, and it’s going to affect the entire country. It’s going to affect the New Yorks, the Washington, D.C.s, the Chicago, the Dallas, even the Kansas, the Iowa, that’s where they’re headed, and that’s where it’s headed.”
Klein asked Cabrera to clarify that he was talking about was medical issues spreading to places like Chicago, New York City and Kansas.
Remember that Cabrera said Kansas was a dumping site for illegals? Obama policies bear fruit there now:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.
This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
Preston Sheldon’s mom says he seemed fine when she took him to pre-school Tuesday. But minutes later, the Grain Valley mom got the call. Her three-year-old son was having trouble breathing.
“You could see his ribs, and his stomach was pushing out really hard… I thought it was an asthma attack,” said Pam Sheldon.
But it was a virus that is inundating Children’s Mercy with patients.
And when you hear the word “unusual” from doctors, it means it has recently been introduced:
“To be at winter census is quite unusual in August obviously. To see a virus we’ve not seen before is unusual, too,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, an infectious disease specialist.
It is enterovirus 68. The doctor says it’s well-known around the world, but cases have not been seen in Kansas City before.
Barack Obama dumped illegals in Lynn MA.
Lynn is a municipality on the brink. Key department officials say a recent influx of illegal immigrant children and families in the city is stressing almost every service from trash collection to healthcare.
“We have been aware of the unaccompanied children issue for quite a while, and we were able to absorb a lot of these children early on,” said Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. “But now it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed, the city’s budget is being sustainably altered in order of accommodate all of these admissions in the school department.”
Well, hello Tuberculosis
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.
Center Director Lori Berry says after confirming the single positive test for tuberculosis in a male health care worker around Labor Day, center medical workers contacted and tested employees as well as patients ‘‘having sufficient exposure to warrant testing.’’
Now a respiratory illness is spreading to children like wildfire across the country.
A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.
The disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
It’s struck Ohio hard:
Medical officials admitted a record number of children to a local hospital over the weekend because of what they believe to be a rare respiratory virus spreading throughout the country.
Although there’s been no confirmed cases of the enterovirus at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, officials admitted 540 patients Friday, said Dr. Derek Wheeler, associate chief of staff at the hospital.
The previous record was around 515, Wheeler said.
Some reports out of Missouri and Colorado suggest the virus, with symptoms similar to the common cold, brought sicker patients to hospitals, Wheeler said.
“We’re just seeing the (increased) volumes, we haven’t seen (patients) sicker than usual yet,” he said.
Hospitals from other states have placed restrictions on visitations, but Wheeler said there are no plans to do that in Cincinnati.
Ohio, you say?
Ohio agencies rally help for young immigrants
Ohio charity wants to house immigrant children
Feds: Ohio sponsors already have 360 ‘unaccompanied children’
Immigration cases involving unaccompanied minors are clogging one of the Denver area’s two immigration courts, records obtained by CBS4 indicate.
There are nearly 8,000 immigration cases backlogged in the immigration court in downtown Denver. Nationwide, there are 400,000 cases in a backlog.
“It’s creating another extreme crisis within the immigration court system throughout the United States to deal with all these additional cases,” David Kolko, the chairman of the Colorado chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said.
The CDC has confirmed samples from children in Colorado have tested positive for Enterovirus 68.
The illness causes symptoms similar to the common cold, only those symptoms progress quickly and become much more severe.
Colorado is one of 10 states that asked the CDC to look into it. No deaths have been reported yet, but with thousands of cases being diagnosed in just days, doctors are racing to contain it.
Confirmation tonight from the CDC is putting health officials on higher alert.
“Most of the isolates that we have sent them are the enterovirus, giving them increased wheezing and asthma problems,” said Dr. Christine Nyquist, Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Enterovirus typically causes symptoms similar to a cold, but this year’s strain is so severe, some believe it could turn into an epidemic.
“It’s a phenomenal number of cases that you didn’t even hear about before,” said Dr. John Torres, KRDO medical expert. “If you listen to different hospitals and press conferences. Its hundreds of cases that three days ago you didn’t even hear about.”
900 cases so far.
Enteroviruses are a family of viruses that include polio and Hepatitis A. Five children in California have been identified as having “polio-like syndrome.” Two of them tested positive for Enterovirus 68.
This disease is painful for children and it is becoming a significant health care cost. These kids should not be sick and if not for Obama’s narcissism none would be ill. None would be ill had Obama not created the illegal alien DREAM Act magnet. There have been no reported deaths so far but if one American child dies Obama will have a great of explaining to do.
Armed patriots secure U.S. border
Sept 10, 2014 Texas - With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas.
Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas.
The Patriots estimate that 22 groups of patriots have sprung up along the border from Texas to California this year. For the U.S. Border Patrol, they can be either a nuisance or a help in spotting people trying to enter the country illegally.
Sitting on camp chairs in the center of a cluster of tents, members asked to be identified only by their handles or first names. An American flag flew above a yellow banner depicting a rattlesnake, ready to strike, and the words "DONT TREAD ON ME."
Enterovirus D68 sickens more than a dozen in New York
For more on Enterovirus D68, watch "Sanjay Gupta, M.D." this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
(CNN) -- More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.
"EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness ... sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma," the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday.
Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular type of enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, is causing more serious problems than others have in years past.
As of September 11, more than 80 cases in six other states -- Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri -- have been confirmed to be EV-D68, according to the CDC.
New York is the first state in the Northeast with confirmed cases.
On Thursday, media reports of kids flooding ERs in Alabama and Washington state spoke to the spread of the virus. Other states, including Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah, are also investigating clusters of respiratory illnesses. Several have sent samples to the CDC for testing.
New York sent additional samples from patients with severe respiratory illness to the CDC for confirmation of Enterovirus D68.
The virus is hard to track, as so many enteroviruses cause similar symptoms, and hospitals generally do not test for specific types.
Enteroviruses usually present like the common cold; symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and a cough. Most people recover without any treatment. But if your child appears to be having trouble breathing, take him or her to a doctor right away.
"It is important that we follow common sense rules to prevent the spread of this virus, as we do for flu and other contagious illnesses," said New York acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. "Because there is no specific treatment or vaccination against this virus, our best defense is to prevent it by practicing proper hygiene."
Respiratory Virus Enterovirus D68 Spreads to the Northeast
Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children in the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country.
Connecticut and New York are the latest states to report cases of the rapidly spreading virus that has targeted young children, especially those with asthma, in 21 states.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health received reports "from two hospitals in different parts of the state of clusters of severe respiratory illness among young children that could be due to enterovirus D68," the agency said in a statement.
Connecticut is working with the Centers for Disease Control to confirm the cases.
The New York State Department of Health has also confirmed more than a dozen cases of enterovirus D68 in children living in the state's capital and central regions, officials said.
The CDC has not confirmed New York's cases.
As of Saturday, enterovirus D68 had spread to 21 states across the Midwest and East Coast, with confirmed cases spanning from New Mexico to Montana to Delaware.
The virus is likely to spread across the country, ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser said Sunday morning.
"It's very hard for a virus to be limited by borders," Besser said. "I expect that it's going to hit the whole country."
Enterovirus D68 comes from a family of enteroviruses that can cause cold-like symptoms, typically during the month of September.
Besser warned parents to watch out for symptoms of coughs and wheezing among their children, especially if their children are asthmatic.
"The best approach for prevention is what we talk about all the time for respiratory infections, colds, and flus and that's really good hand washing," Besser said.
There have been no reported cases of adults contracting the virus.
Adults may already have built an immunity towards the virus from previous infections, or may just get a milder version of the disease, Besser said.
Children who contract enterovirus D68 first suffer from what appears to be a common cold, with symptoms including a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, according to Besser.
The symptoms then escalate to difficulty breathing. Besser said parents should look out for their children exhibiting signs of wheezing, difficulty eating or speaking, and blueness around the lips.
Doctors have found a way to treat the symptoms, helping kids breath more easily so they can get through the virus, Besser said.
"It's the same medicine that's used for children who have asthma," he said. "But when I was in the emergency room this week in St. Louis, they were giving it to children who didn't have asthma, and you could just see them turn around. Their airways would open up -- some of them could leave the emergency room. Some had to stay, but the medicine helps a lot."
Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence
NOGALES, Arizona -- On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico. The message also contained an image described by authorities as an anarchist symbol. The incident was kept secret from the American public by federal authorities. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained the leaked incident report from federal agents on the condition their identities remain private.
The leaked incident report reveals that U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the banner in the early hours of September 12, 2014, indicating that the banner had been draped over the border wall late in the night on September 11th.
One federal agent involved in leaking the incident report to Breitbart Texas expressed concern over the symbolic timing of the message and said, “Everyone has been discussing whether cartels would work with ISIS or other terror groups, but this indicates that political groups in Mexico’s border region may be more of a concern in terms of working with terrorists to make a political statement in America.”
Breitbart Texas recently published a leaked intelligence report from the Texas Department of Public Safety that was distributed to federal agencies and indicated that ISIS members or supporters were known to be discussing the potential use of the porous U.S.-Mexico border as a means of secretly entering the United States. In the immediate aftermath of that report, experts and pundits erupted into disagreements about whether ISIS would take advantage of the open U.S.-Mexico border instead of utilizing air travel and whether Mexican cartels would actually risk shutting down valuable illicit trade routes by working with Middle Eastern terrorists. The potential for radical and extremist Mexican-based anti-Israel or anti-U.S. political groups to either work with ISIS or engage in extremism was not part of the public discourse.
BA - you posted this in the border war thread.
Have you seen news which says Enterovirus D68 is from Mexico or SA?
I have watched this virus too but seen nothing to indicate its the illegals.
UPDATE Sept 16, 2014
Michael Savage said on radio this flu68 (Enterovirus D68) spreading across USA, sending kids to hospitals is rampant in south America. The illegals brot it to our kids.
U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico
WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security.
As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico. But the Homeland Security Department, the F.B.I. and lawmakers who represent areas near the border say there is no truth to the warnings.
“There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border,” Homeland Security officials said in a written statement, using an alternative acronym for the group.
Democrats say opponents of President Obama are simply playing on concerns about terrorism as part of their attempt to portray Mr. Obama as having failed to secure the border against illegal immigration.
“There’s a longstanding history in this country of projecting whatever fears we have onto the border,” said Representative Beto O’Rourke, Democrat of Texas, who represents El Paso and other areas near the border. “In the absence of understanding the border, they insert their fears. Before it was Iran and Al Qaeda. Now it’s ISIS. They just reach the conclusion that invasion is imminent, and it never is.”
At a congressional hearing last week, Representative Jeff Duncan, Republican of South Carolina, pushed back strongly against the testimony of Homeland Security Department officials and Mr. O’Rourke, saying they were ignoring a gathering threat.
“Wake up, America,” Mr. Duncan said before storming out of the hearing. “With a porous southern border, we have no idea who’s in our country.”
But counterterrorism officials say they are far more concerned that an ISIS militant will enter the United States the same way millions of people do each year: legally, on a commercial flight. Their efforts have focused on the more than 2,000 Europeans and 100 Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight alongside extremist groups, nearly all of them crossing over its unprotected borders. Without markings in their passports to show that they traveled to Syria, American border authorities have few ways of determining where they were and stopping them from entering the country.
Warnings about the possibility of terrorists entering the United States from Mexico have been sounded in the past. During the 2012 presidential campaign both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, said Islamic extremists working with countries in Latin America, including Mexico, posed a significant threat to the United States.
“We know that Hamas and Hezbollah are working in Mexico, as well as Iran, with their ploy to come into the United States,” Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, said at a Republican debate in 2011. “So the idea that we need to have border security with the United States and Mexico is paramount to the entire Western Hemisphere.”
Mr. Perry repeated his concerns in a speech last month at the Heritage Foundation in Washington in which he said that because the border was not secure, “individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be” crossing into the United States. “I think it’s a very real possibility that they may have already used that,” he said.
In late August, the conservative group Judicial Watch posted an article on its website about how ISIS was operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez and planning car bomb attacks.
“High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued,” the report said. “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.”
Judicial Watch said intelligence officials had “picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to ‘carry out an attack on the border.’ “ It quoted a “high-level source” saying that the attack was “coming very soon.”
Mr. O’Rourke said that immediately after that report was posted he called the F.B.I. and Homeland Security Department. They told him they had no intelligence about such an attack. Mr. O’Rourke said he spent the rest of his day arguing with members of the news media in Texas about why the Judicial Watch report was not a story. He largely failed to convince them, and the article was widely reported.
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said the Obama administration had a history of looking the other way on national security threats, particularly ones involving the border.
“President Obama or his administration should acknowledge this dire threat on the border, whatever its political ramifications are for the debate on immigration,” Mr. Fitton said.
Mr. Fitton said that the idea of ISIS coming across the border “goes against the narrative that the border is secure” and that Americans “don’t need to worry about illegal immigration.”
On Fox News on Monday, a county sheriff in Texas said he had received reports that Qurans and Muslim clothing had been found on smuggling routes. He said that was evidence that Muslims had been smuggled into the United States.
“If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell,” said the sheriff, Gary Painter, of Midland County. “I would like for them to hit them so hard and so often that every time they hear a propeller on a plane or a jet aircraft engine that they urinate down both legs. When you do that, then you’ve accomplished a lot.”
Fox News itself has covered the threats in different ways. After senior administration officials testified at a Senate hearing last week about ISIS, an article on FoxNews.com about the testimony ran under the headline “D.H.S. Confirms ISIS Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border.” An article on Fox News Latino about the same hearing had the headline: “ISIS Terrorists Not Sneaking Over U.S. Southern Border With Mexico, D.H.S. Officials Tell Congress.”
Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border
Brownsville, TX - Officials report that increased numbers of militia members are showing up along the Texas-Mexico border.
The border patrol says the growing number of militia members is an increasing concern for them. A new website called 'Patriots Information Hotline' says there are about 16 militias along the border in Texas and they are encouraging more to come.
Militias have flocked to the Rio Grande Valley to help secure the border and many plan to participate in the September 20th protest to shutdown ports of entry, but agents say militias complicate law enforcement efforts.
Right now, the National Guard, hundreds of state troopers and 3,600 border patrol agents are all patrolling the border in the valley and they say adding groups that are not connected could be dangerous.
In August, an agent was pursuing a group of immigrants in the Brownsville area when he came across a man holding a rifle. The agent fired shots at the man who was later identified as a militia member. That man was not injured, but agents said this situation could have ended a lot worse.
Agents also go through weeks of training to understand immigration laws and say that people who are not trained on those standards could violate someone's civil rights and open themselves up for a civil lawsuit.
That very reason is why the border patrol stand by their message of leaving border security to them.
EV-D68 Virus hits USA from South America
Sept 18, 2014 This is hitting the kids who were vaccinated. Hello - pay attention.
A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in USA. Enteroviruses are common colds. What is unusual is that there have been so many hospitalizations. Is this pestilence a bio weapon, lab virus, or poor diets?
This respiratory illness came from Central America via illegals.
It only takes one infected child to infect the whole classroom.
The cases of drug resistant TB tuberculosis that have been discovered in the United States are in foreign born individuals. It is a public health nightmare.
Massive 'Residential Center' to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants
HOUSTON, Texas -- A large new immigrant housing center will be opened in South Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center will ultimately hold 2,400 individuals, primarily families, who were apprehended while crossing the Texas- Mexico border. During their stay at the center foreigners will be provided with taxpayer-funded "medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel," Breitbart Texas has learned.
The facility will open in November in Dilley, Texas, which is located about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. This is the fourth facility of its kind to be built in Texas, according to Fox News.
The new center is opening amid claims that the border crisis has slowed down; it could signal that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expecting the number of crossers to pick up again.
An ICE spokeswoman refused to give Breitbart Texas answers to specific questions and instead provided a statement that said the agency"plans to open and operate a new residential center in Dilley, Texas to house adults with children in response to the influx of adults traveling with children apprehended along the southwest border. "
The massive facility, which will lie on a 50-acre property, will be "ready for full capacity within 210 days," the agency's statement continued.
Such centers are used to house immigrants while they wait to be "processed" by ICE. Once processed, the migrants are placed in the custody of President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS).
At this time, many young immigrants are placed with families or in foster homes throughout the United States. The HHS website states that the federal government is required to "feed, shelter, and provide medical care for unaccompanied children until it is able to release them to safe settings with sponsors (usually family members), while they await immigration proceedings. These sponsors live in many states."
They are expected to attend an immigration court hearing in the future, but most never show up and ultimately get lost in the woodwork or forgotten about.
Illegal Immigrants get free education, housing and healthcare for crossing border; Americans get $5,000 fine
(NaturalNews) Scores of polls taken over the past few years have regularly shown that the majority of Americans do not want amnesty for illegal aliens, do not want the federal government to continue conveying taxpayer-supported benefits onto them and do not support legal measures that legitimize them in any way. The Obama Administration and too many in Congress, however, are not paying attention to the will of the people.
And now, there comes one additional insult: The Department of Homeland Security is fining Americans for accidentally crossing borders, but our government gives free education and other benefits to those who break our laws and sneak into our country illegally.
As reported by InfoWars.com and other alternative media, DHS has fined an American and a Canadian $5,000 apiece for cross the U.S./Canadian border, though fines are never given to the tens of thousands of illegals who are detained by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and other agencies on a daily basis.
According to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol press release, the two men -- a 40-year-old American and 44-year-old Canadian -- had been walking down a dirt road with mountain bikes near the border when they were approached by a USBP agent.
"Questioning by the agent revealed that the two suspects illegally entered the U.S. from Canada," a USBP press release stated. "Subsequently, both males were arrested for violation of U.S. law and transported to the Rangeley Station for further processing."
"Following database verifications, Border Patrol agents turned over both subjects to CBP officers at the Coburn Gore port of entry for assessment of fines and penalties," said the release.
The government assessed for both men "a $5,000 civil penalty under 19 USC 1459 for Failure to Report" to border patrol officials. As InfoWars.com stated sardonically, it isn't very likely the two men crossed into the U.S. in quest of President Obama's de facto amnesty for illegal aliens.
Americans and Canadians pay, but illegal crossers don't
"Since this is an administrative fine, the individuals do not have to go through a judicial process and will have approximately 30 days to pay the fine," the press release added.
Are their political implications involved in the administration's decision to fine Americans and Canadians but not illegal aliens? Of course there are; immigrants -- once they are able -- are eight times more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans, which makes it all the more confusing why too many Republicans would support amnesty in the first place.
Nevertheless, those who break into the country are not fined; most, under the current administration, are increasingly being allowed to stay in the country, especially minors. And all are given taxpayer benefits like free food, shelter, medical care and primary education.
Obama Administration officials say that the illegal border crossers are given "notices to appear" before immigration judges -- before they are taken to destinations throughout the U.S., again at taxpayer expense -- but courts are heavily backlogged. Court dates are being scheduled for four years from now.
"They know they are going to be processed and released and they are free to go wherever they want to go in the United States and the likelihood of them ever showing up for their court date is slim to none," Stu Harris of National Border Patrol Council Local 1929 told Infowars.
Aimed his gun at the scout's head
The site added:
This selective enforcement of immigration laws, in which an American is fined for crossing the border while thousands of illegal aliens are encouraged to do so, exemplifies how the Obama administration is directing federal agencies to target peaceful Americans but not illegal immigrants the White House is exploiting for political gain.
For instance, in July federal agents detained a Boy Scout Troop, of all people, for taking pictures near a border checkpoint. In that case, one agent aimed his weapon at a scout's head.
"He hears a snap of a holster, turns around, and here's this agent, both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing at the young man's head," Troop 111 leader Jim Fox told KCCI.
Meanwhile, American citizens will continue to suffer these indignities until those in power get the message that voters are tired of being ignored.
Illegal Immigrants Enrolled In Obamacare By The Thousands, Senator Claims
Illegal immigrants by the thousands have reportedly been able to enroll in Obamacare. The individuals who entered the United States illegally have also been able to enjoy taxpayer-funded subsidies to help cover the cost of their health insurance premium, according to Louisiana Senator David Vitter and a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A recent CMS report revealed that 115,000 individuals enrolled in Obamacare had not provided proof of citizenship by the September deadline, and will therefore be dropped from the program by September 30. But, those individuals with “immigration data-matching issues” will be allowed to keep their Obamacare coverage for six months.
“The Obama administration is bending over backwards to give Obamacare to illegal immigrants but won’t protect hardworking American citizens who are losing their healthcare coverage,” Senator David Vitter told The Washington Times.
“The Obama administration has been granting deadline extensions, making excuses, and turning a blind eye to falsified documents by illegal immigrants. Enough is enough, and they need to provide answers to why they think illegal immigrants should be eligible for Obamacare,” the Louisiana Senator added.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) stated that Obamacare eligibility rules “sacrifice document standards, authentication assurance, and identification integrity” for the sole purpose of maximizing enrollment in the federal healthcare program as quickly as possible.
“Rapidly expanding health coverage to some 40 million people, coupled with relaxed ID and verification standards, only increases the likelihood of fraud and improper enrollment of ineligible people, including aliens. Furthermore, the combination of relaxed verification and documentation standards could enable certain identity fraud schemes to be developed,” a statement from the Center for Immigration Studies reads.
CMS Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt had this to say in regards to the latest controversy whirling around the Obamacare program, “If people are willing to pay their premiums, and they are eligible for coverage, they will continue to get coverage.”
The federal government extended the mandatory deadline for enrollment for those members who did not comply with the residency documentation policy, but not for natural-born citizens struggling to pay their monthly premium or medical bills not covered until an extremely high-deductable kicks in. Approximately five million Americans lost their insurance coverage due to the Obamacare mandate.
Prior to Obamacare, independent contractors and small business owners could shop around for the best coverage and the best deal online. Although such searching is still permitted, it is nearly impossible to find a policy with less than a $1,000-per-month price tag. Many Obamacare family policies are also $1,000-per-month or higher, but taxpayer-funded subsidies decrease the out-of-pocket expense for some policyholders to around $300 or less each month.
Before Obamacare, my family had portable and affordable Anthem insurance. The monthly premium was $358-per-month with a $2,500 deductable. The policy evaporated, and a vaguely similar replacement was extremely expensive. Forced to enroll in Obamacare or risk a fine, we chose a “Bronze” family plan with a $1,0115-per-month premium and a $12,500 annual deductable. Has your health insurance and related medical expenses improved or declined since Obamacare became law?
Report: 70 Percent of Illegal Immigrant Families Released into U.S. Failed to Report to Feds
About 70 percent of the tens of thousands illegal immigrant family units detained crossing the U.S./Mexico border and released into the United States have failed to fulfill their obligation to report back to immigration officials, according to a new report.
The Associated Press reports it has obtained audio of a confidential Immigration and Customs Enforcement meeting with immigration advocates working on detention policies that occurred on Wednesday.
On the recording, according to the AP, an ICE official revealed that about 70 percent of the illegal immigrant families detained and then released into the United States did not show up for their required appointments 15 days later with federal immigration officials.
“Since only a few hundred families have already been returned to their home countries and limited U.S. detention facilities can house only about 1,200 family members, the 70 percent figure suggests the government released roughly 41,000 members of immigrant families who subsequently failed to appear at federal immigration offices,” the AP’s Alicia Caldwell reported Thursday.
Caldwell further reported that the unnamed official added that 860 people in family units detained at the border had been ordered for removal but only 14 of them had reported to federal officials.
Since October more than 66,000 family units have been detained illegally entering the United States — the vast majority of those detained have been from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Most of them have been released into the United States.
The influx of illegal immigrant family units occurred in conjunction with the increase in illegal immigration by unaccompanied minors, both of which have strained government resources and captured headlines. Since October more than 66,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors have been detained and the vast majority have been released into the U.S.
Federal government forces schools to accept illegal immigrants with no medical records or screening
Friday, September 26, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes
NaturalNews) For more than a year now, "unaccompanied" minor children from the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been streaming across our southern border and into our immigration courts in pursuit of permanent residency status as (sort of) promised by our own government.
Making matters worse, the Obama Administration has changed immigration rules and has sent almost none of these children back home to be with their own families (who, of course, sent them to the U.S. in the first place).
Rather, the administration has "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," The Daily Caller reported recently.
Now, with a new school year beginning all across the country, these illegal immigrant children -- many of whom have been diagnosed with illnesses and diseases not seen on a widespread scale in the U.S. in decades -- are being enrolled in local schools with American kids who have not been exposed to such diseases. That has caused health officials to warn that a subsequent health crisis is thus likely to crop up first in the nation's public schools.
Get ready, taxpayers, for another public school hit
And as bad as that is, says The DC, it gets worse:
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.
Instead, the federal government has sent the unaccompanied minors to various U.S. locations to live with relatives or, in some cases, to live as foster wards. The children then enroll in local, taxpayer-funded public schools with no questions asked -- by law.
Dr. Elaina George, a board-certified otolaryngologist who is a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network, is warning that the administration's unconscionable immigration policies risk the outbreak of some very serious diseases on an American population that is unaccustomed to dealing with them.
"There's no mechanism in place to ensure children are checked medically," Dr. George told The DC. "It's put everybody at risk. Anybody who comes into contact with a disease -- tuberculosis, for example -- is at risk."
"This is not something that's theoretical. This is not something that kind of happened. It's happened," she also said. "All you need is one person with tuberculosis to cough on somebody else. Share a cup. Other kids are at risk. Teachers are at risk. Parents are at risk. Grandparents are at risk."
For instance, The DC reported, the Virginia Department of Education sent out a memo in July telling local school districts they must accept any illegal immigrant children -- even if they do not have a home and have no documentation regarding their health or immunization status.
Follow up could be 'far too late'
In part, the memo states that local schools "cannot exclude from school attendance those homeless children who do not provide the requisite health or immunization information required of other students."
And, of course, these children will be attending local public schools -- and getting their immunizations, eventually -- compliments of the taxpayers:
School districts are supposed to refer students who don't present immunization documentation to a local social worker who will assist with obtaining physical examinations and required vaccinations.
However, George said that there was no guarantee that all social workers would be following through with the assistance. And she says that, by the time the sick kids come in contact with healthy children, it might be far too late anyway.
As for enrolling the immigrant children, school districts around the country have no choice. In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court, (Plyler v. Doe) ruled that a state law barring children of illegal immigrants from attending public school was unconstitutional. The high court said that denying any children basic education amounts to "the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries."
Where are we in Time, prophecy
This is only the beginning!
My commentary Sept. 27th, 2014 Saturday
The one who reads this (book of Revelation) is blessed!
Those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep what is written in it
are blessed, because the time is HERE .. errr .. near!
Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border
FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.
Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.
Delaware's rural Sussex County has long attracted immigrants, partly because of work in chicken factories, and soybean and corn fields. The district's population is more than one-quarter Hispanic, and for years has offered an early learning program for non-English speakers.
Still, officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The Indian River School District over the summer break quickly put together special classes for those needing extra English help.
On a recent school day, a group of these mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecked away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped.
"If you don't know what you're supposed to write on the line, look at my examples, OK?" Lori Ott, their English language teacher, told one.
The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language.
The district's goal is to get them assimilated — and eventually into a regular high school. There, they can earn a diploma, even if that means participating in adult education programs and going to school until they are 21.
"They just crave it, and they will come and ask questions," Ott said. "How do you say this? And, how do you say that? They just participate and you can't say enough about them."
Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, "just dropped this on us." He wonders what's next.
"The kids are still coming across the border. This problem has not been solved," Hattier said.
Educators in Delaware and elsewhere say many of these students, who fled poverty and violence, have years-long gaps in schooling. For teenagers, learning in English can prove more difficult than for younger students. They also may be living with relatives or others they didn't know, and the workings of an American school can be confusing.
Others experienced trauma, either in their home country or while crossing the border, and may need mental health help.
"It's a new culture and they already feel that they are alone. ... Some of them don't have their parents here," said English language instructor Alina Miron at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has about a dozen of these students enrolled
In districts like hers, the influx means hiring new English language instructors.
Two foundations donated money to the Oakland Unified School District in California to help fund a person to connect about 150 unaccompanied students with legal and social services; many didn't have legal representation at immigration hearings.
"We feel that we have moral obligation to serve these students as long as they are in the United States," said Troy Flint, a district spokesman. "Until their fate is decided, we're responsible for ensuring they get an education and we embrace that opportunity."
In Louisiana, the Broadmoor principal, Shalonda Simoneaux, said attending high school and learning English is a motivating factor for teenagers who want "want to blend in."
"Whatever is being said, whatever is going on, they are really learning more from listening from other teenagers, even more so than from the teachers because it's high school," Simoneaux said.
For cash-strapped districts, providing for these students' needs can be arduous, particularly if they arrive after student headcounts are taken to determine school funding.
In Miami, the school board voted to seek federal help after 300 foreign-born students, many from Honduras and traveling alone, enrolled toward the end of the last school year.
Margie McHugh, director of the nonprofit Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration, says it's critical that children allowed to stay are integrated into American life and educated.
Indian River School District officials say that's their plan.
"We do have a very open heart and an open mind and any student who comes in our system, we're going to give the most appropriate services that we can," said the Delaware district's superintendent, Susan Bunting.
Immigrants from Ebola outbreak nations caught along the border
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three warning for US citizens to avoid traveling to West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola.
Immigrants from West African countries have entered the US illegally, according to Chris Cabrera with the National Border Patrol Council.
"Not too long ago we did catch some people, I believe, from Liberia," he said.
During the 2013 fiscal year, statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website show Border Patrol agents apprehended 112 immigrants from Guinea, 231 from Liberia and 145 immigrants from Sierra Leone, which are the three countries currently experiencing the most cases of Ebola.
"Our main concern like it’s always been is the health and safety of our agents," Cabrera said.
He worries agents are not properly protected in the event they come across an immigrant with the Ebola virus.
"Our agents are trained, however, they are not medical professionals," he said.
If an immigrant with the virus does make it past agents, he worries they could possibly pass the contagious virus to other immigrants while in a stash house like they saw recently during a scabies outbreak.
"Some of our agents did contract scabies, and some of the other things that illegal aliens had. Luckily it's not something deadly like Ebola," Cabrera said.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirms agents are trained to recognize signs of illnesses, including Ebola, and are told to contact to the CDC immediately if they find someone they believe to be infected.
The union worries immigrants with the disease may slip by because sometimes symptoms of the virus do not show up for 2-21 days.
"We need to be more pro-active about trying to prevent it from coming in as opposed to trying to contain it once its hear," Cabrera told Action 4 News.
CBP is working with the CDC to develop procedures to identify travelers and immigrants with contagious diseases.
Feds Getting Ready for Executive Action on Immigration
BY SUZANNE GAMBOA
León Rodríguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.
He tried to persuade the school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration policy, he said.
“What we do in immigration policy is decide who we want to admit to the U.S. and who we don’t,” he said.
Now Rodríguez is heading Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the Department of Homeland Security.
“Looking back Georgetown, would you have admitted me? Would you have had different policies?” he said to chuckles from an audience attending an immigration law and policy conference.
Rodríguez’s agency will be front and center once President Barack Obama announces the executive action he’ll take on immigration. Obama said he would take executive action after the elections but before the end of the year.
“We’re going to be ready,” Rodríguez said. “Our agency will be shouldering the primary responsibility for executing whatever it is.”
Rodríguez declined to elaborate when he was asked by a reporter to give more details on what types of preparations he is making.
Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs
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.”
The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.
“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.
The agency is buying the materials need to construct both Permanent Residency Cards (PRC), commonly known as green cards, as well as Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) cards which have been used to implement President Obama's “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program. The RFP does not specify how many of each type of card would be issued.
Jessica Vaughan, an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies and former State Department official, said the document suggests a new program of remarkable breadth.
The RFP “seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected in the 'Gang of Eight' bill,” Vaughan said.
Last year, Vaughan reviewed the Gang of Eight's provisions to estimate that it would have roughly doubled legal immigration. In the “surge” scenario of this RFP, even the relatively high four million cards per year would be more than doubled, meaning that even on its own terms, the agency is preparing for a huge uptick of 125 percent its normal annual output.
It's not unheard of for federal agencies to plan for contingencies, but the request specifically explains that the surge is related to potential changes in immigration policy.
“The Contractor shall demonstrate the capability to support potential 'surge' in PRC and EAD card demand for up to 9M cards during the initial period of performance to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements,” the document says.
A year ago, such a plan might have been attributed to a forthcoming immigration bill. Now, following the summer's border crisis, the chances of such a new law are extremely low, giving additional credence to the possibility the move is in preparation for an executive amnesty by Obama.
Even four million combined green cards and EADs is a significant number, let alone the “surge” contemplated by USCIS. For instance, in the first two years after Obama unilaterally enacted DACA, about 600,000 people were approved by USCIS under the program. Statistics provided by USCIS on its website show that the entire agency had processed 862,000 total EADs in 2014 as of June.
Vaughan said EADs are increasingly coming under scrutiny as a tool used by the Obama administration to provide legalization for groups of illegal aliens short of full green card status.
In addition to providing government approval to work for illegal aliens, EADs also cost significantly less in fees to acquire, about $450 compared to more than $1000. In many states, EADs give aliens rights to social services and the ability to obtain drivers' licenses.
Vaughan noted there are currently about 4.5 million individuals waiting for approval for the green cards having followed immigration law and obtained sponsorships from relatives in the U.S. or otherwise, less than the number of id cards contemplated by the USCIS “surge.”
USCIS officials did not provide additional information about the RFP by press time.
October 29, 2014, 12:53 pm
Cornyn: Pathway to citizenship for kids makes 'much more sense'
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week signaled his support for immigrant children in the coutnry illegally to have a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
“For children who came with their parents into the country and did not comply with our immigration laws, they are guilty of nothing other than coming with their family,” Cornyn said during a Tuesday night Senate debate. “We ought to provide them with an opportunity not only to go to school, but eventually serve in the military or complete a college education and earn American citizenship.”
In 2003, he voted for the DREAM Act, which would have created a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who went to college or the military and were not deemed dangerous to the public. But Cornyn voted against the 2010 iteration of the bill.
On Tuesday, Cornyn called education “the way out” and added that illegal children should be treated the same as other children throughout their college process, including as regards financial aid. Texas already allows children living in the state illegally to pay in-state tuition.
“It makes so much more sense for us to have these young people here in Texas and here in America as productive citizens,” Cornyn said. “It makes absolutely no sense to condemn them to minimum wage jobs for the rest of their lives when they can be so much more."
Cornym made the comments during his debate with Democratic challenger David Alameel. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is expected to sail to reelection — and could be in line for a promotion if Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) loses his race.
Dengue mosquito in San Diego
November 4, 2014 - Aaron Klein
Transmits dengue hemorrhagic fever and other serious diseases.
Aedes aegypti, an aggressive mosquito transmitting dengue hemorrhagic fever and other serious diseases was found in in the Los Angeles-area and San Diego, California, for the first time. Many of the viruses the mosquito can spread are endemic to Central America and Mexico. Aedes aegypti is also known as yellow fever mosquito.
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Aside from dengue fever, the mosquito can transmit diseases such as chikungunya.
Dengue and Chikungunya in U.S.A.