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Video: Chris Crane Delivers Testimony At House Immigration Hearing
Current state of immigration enforcement "a joke"

February 5: in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on America's immigration system, Chris Crane, who serves as president of the union representing more than 7,000 rank-and-file ICE agents, discussed problems at the agency -- including agents being prevented by their leadership from enforcing existing immigration law. In...

Sequester update: Gov. Jan Brewer 'appalled' after illegal immigrants released

[Arizona] Gov. Jan Brewer says she's "appalled" about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security releasing illegal immigrants a week before mandatory budget cuts across the government.

Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said ICE has reviewed "several hundred cases" of...

Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants [aliens] should be deported

More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants [or more] should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.

The online survey shows...

Mike Coffman [R-CO, 6th] does a 180 on immigration

Republicans say they’ve learned their lesson from November’s drubbing: If they want to win the support of Hispanics, they’ll need to bend on immigration.1

And no GOP pol has bent more than Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, who embodied his party’s hard line on immigration — until he was thrust into a district with...

Colorado Senate passes bill allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
"We are now going to be able to reward young people who have played by the rules"
The Denver Post

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to attend college at in-state tuition rates passed the Colorado Senate with a historic vote Monday, the first time any Republicans had ever voted for the bill.

"We are now going to be able to reward young people who have played by the rules," said state Sen. Angela Giron, D-...
Senate approves in-state tuition for illegal [aliens] immigrants
“These Americans in waiting..." Sen. Angela Giron, D
The Gazette

Illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools would be eligible for in-state tuition under a bill that won preliminary approval Friday in the Senate ...

“These Americans in waiting have worked hard, earned good grades and colleges have accepted them,” Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, said. “We need them to...
JW Releases Confidential USDA Videos Revealing “Cultural Sensitivity Training” Program
Videos Reveal Indoctrination Program Requiring USDA Staffers to Bang on Tables, Chant, “The pilgrims were illegal aliens”
Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch today released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program requiring USDA employees to bang on tables, chanting in unison “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” while being instructed to no longer use the word “minorities,” but to replace it with “emerging...

How the Obama Administration Inflates Deportation Statistics

For the last few years, the Obama Administration has claimed that it's deporting a record number of illegal aliens. But, the Administration is adding numbers to its overall deportation statistics that have not been historically included in the total number of annual deportations...

Removal numbers have traditionally...
Rep Mike Coffman (R) tells Aurora crowd he favors legal status for immigrants
The Denver Post

At a church in Aurora on Sunday afternoon, Rep. Mike Coffman told a standing-room-only crowd of roughly 800 that he was in favor of legal status for illegal immigrants and a path to citizenship for their children.

Coffman, a Republican who has proposed anti-immigration legislation in the past, said his change in...
CSU Supports In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

Colorado State University is giving its support to give undocumented students in-state tuition.

The CSU Board of Governors voted on Friday to support the Colorado Senate bill that would give illegal immigrants access to in-state tuition rates.   One board member said it would open the door to qualified students...
New citizens have mixed feelings about amnesty for illegal immigrants
The Denver Post


When Anton Kilpa raised his right hand and became an American citizen Wednesday, the Ukranian chemical engineer did so after five years of flipping burgers, cleaning chimneys and driving trucks while working his way through the complicated citizenship process.

He was still clutching his citizenship...

Progressives, union members are sharply split on immigration, poll shows
The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama will host a White House meeting today with progressive immigration advocates and the AFL-CIO’s leader, Richard Trumka, highlighting the deep divide among union leaders, workers and business leaders over immigration policy.

Shortly afterwards, the president is slated to meet with a panel of...

Grassley: Lessons Learned from the 1986 amnesty under President Reagan
Prepared Floor Statement - Lessons from 1986 Immigration Reform

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
Lessons from 1986 Immigration Reform
Monday, February 4, 2013

As we look forward to a debate this year about immigration reform, I want to share my thoughts and my past experiences on this issue...

January Jobs: Immigrants Displace Natives at a Record Clip—And That’s Even Before Amnesty!

It’s a sick labor market, with immigrants are already displacing Americans, into which our bipartisan political elite is inexplicably planning to amnesty 12-20 million illegal aliens and increase legal immigration, the January jobs report revealed last Friday.

The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in January...

Hispanics will soon dominate California population
Hispanics predicted to equal whites by mid 2013, exceed it in early 2014
The Denver Post


Hispanics will soon become the dominant ethnic group in the nation's most populous state ...   Demographers predict the number of Hispanics in the state will equal that of whites by mid-year and exceed it in early 2014 for the first time. Each group currently represents about 39 percent of the population ......
Expert: Bipartisan immigration reform plan will cost trillions
The Daily Caller

Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, expects the bipartisan immigration reform proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, will end up costing taxpayers more overtime than the trillion-dollar calculations he testified to during debate over the 2007 immigration reform bill.


CAIRCO in the News "Colorado reacts to president's immigration reform"
John Brick, a spokesperson for the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform.
9 News


The words they heard from President Obama were the ones many in the room had waited years to hear.

At a watch party in west Denver, sponsored by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), about 100 people gathered to hear President Obama's plan. They watched a television feed of the speech the...

The Gang of 8 Proposal is Akin to Amnesty

To hear the accounts about tough bipartisan negotiations from the Senate’s “Gang of 8” on immigration, one would think that Hatfields had just made peace with the McCoys. The truth is that all the Republicans on this gang have long been supporters of amnesty. The border enforcement group Numbers USA gives Jeff Flake,...

More than $91.6 million in Medicare payments went to services for illegal aliens in recent years
Legal aliens are permitted to receive Medicare benefits
The Daily Caller
Medicare payments to health care providers for services rendered to illegal aliens totaled more than $91.6 million from 2009 to 2011, a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General revealed.   The $91.6 million in claims went toward services for a 2,575 illegal aliens...
Bill giving Colorado illegal immigrants [aliens] in-state tuition passes test
Denver Post

Four years ago when two tearful, undocumented [illegal] high school students testified in favor of a bill to give illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] in-state tuition, supporters of the legislation had to hide the girls later because some opponents wanted to deport them.

But on Thursday, only one person showed up to...

Those scary dots - population in America

With US population surpassing 315 million, the United States is the third most populated country in the world. We are foolishly rushing at breakneck speed to join India and China in the one billion club. Our staggering level of material consumption magnifies demand for scarce natural resources to levels that can not be...

The Colorado Compact is an empty pinata
Denver Post guest commentary

Every so often, Coloradans are treated to the spectacle of a self-selected group of elite “opinion leaders” getting together and deciding what is good for Colorado. Then other citizens step forward and remind them that Coloradans have elections and legislatures to set public policy, not “compacts.”

The Colorado...

Fear from Swift plant raid resonates in Greeley six years later
More than half a dozen cases-who opted to fight deportation are still dragging through the courts
Denver Post


Santos Gervacio Vicente-Vicente grows agitated and the words tumble out in increasingly rapid Spanish as he recalls the morning of Dec. 12, 2006.

"I still have fear," he says. "When I remember, it makes me very nervous. I was treated like an animal."

Vicente-Vicente is one of 273 workers...

Analysis: Colorado Dems Retreat from Illegal Immigration Crackdown They Authored
Colorado Observer

...As Democrats prepare to push for sweeping immigration reforms, the mainstream media has been quick to cite the statements of such beltway luminaries as indications that a Republican flip-flop on the issue is forthcoming...

Just a few short years ago in Colorado, Democrats too were leading the legislative charge...

Gessler: Voting System Still Vulnerable To Fraud

Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler defended his search for noncitizens on voter rolls Monday, telling lawmakers that the state’s voting system remains vulnerable to fraud.

The state’s election chief said his office spent about $8,000 to mail letters to 3,903 suspected noncitizens on voter rolls...