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Colo. gov. signs Drivers License law for illegal aliens in private
NCEN
The governor also signed dozens of bills in private Wednesday, some of them quite controversial.   Those included a measure to allow Colorado residents without legal immigration status to receive driver's licenses. Another would take firearms from domestic abusers. He insisted the private signings weren't meant to avoid...
U.S. Suffers Biggest Pay Drop On Record, As Workers Squeezed Tighter
Huffington Post

The economic "recovery" just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first quarter, leading to the biggest drop in hourly pay on record.

Hourly pay for nonfarm workers fell at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of...

Why do we have immigration laws?
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Why do we have immigration laws?   It's really quite simple: they are designed to protect Americans and U.S. society from things that are seen at the time as dangerous or bad for us. While immigration to this country is, overall, a good thing, not all things about it are good. Immigration laws are designed to control those...
The immigration threat can come from within
USA Today

A proposal of amnesty does nothing to make our country safer. It does nothing to make it easier for legal residents to find a job. And it is fiscally irresponsible. So, exactly why would we do this?

Is it safe now to talk about illegal immigration in terms of national security and fiscal prudence?

For some...

Immigration reform will hurt black Americans most
Examiner

A recent letter signed by a bipartisan group of black leaders states that with black unemployment at nearly double the rate as the national average, the new immigration reform  bill will hurt the black population more significantly than other segments. The letter and commentary is highlighted in a June 3, 2013 article on...

Immigration Reform 2013: The Road to Socialism Is Paved With Amnesty
PolicyMic

As the U.S. is recovering from the Great Recession, Americans in general consider the economy, jobs, and budget deficit as their top priority. However, it is a critical moment for them to carefully examine current immigration bills, which are making remarkable progress in both the Senate and House. These bills amount to...

Immigration Deluge Will Drain Water Resources
Santa Barbara NewsPress

As the Obama administration attempts to press its version of immigration reform through Congress, here are three relevant issues unlikely to be considered in the debate.

First, you probably won't hear a thing about droughts, either present or future. Yet according to the Science World Report website, 2013 has the...

Senate Immigration Bill Could Create Millions of New Voters in 6 Months
Breitbart
The Rubio-Schumer immigration bill in the Senate would legalize around 11 million [to 30 million] currently illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] 6 months after passage. Most would have to wait over a decade to become citizens, but they would be legal immigrants under Federal law.    If a current proposal in New York City is...
Video: US border intelligence report
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers NAFBPO.org
  "This border [the US-Mexico border] is not secure, but is a dangerous and lawless place."


Highlights from the video, published May 26, 2013.

In 2010-2011, Tucson sector on-duty agents reported apprehending 3% of the illegal aliens they know entered, and were patrolling effectively less than...

Video: Inside Immigration Reform: Securing the U.S.- Mexico Border
PBS

[Transcript excerpts. See original article for video.]

...RAY SUAREZ: It's critical to the debate over immigration reform: security along the United States' nearly-2,000-mile border with Mexico.

Nogales, Ariz., is a case in point. A long stretch of fencing separates the 20,000 residents there from more than...

The Romeike Case—What’s Wrong With Wanting White Immigrants?
Vdare

"Back in March, I reported on the predicament of music teachers Uwe and Hannalore Romeike, who fled Germany in 2008 due to government harassment they received for home schooling their children. They had been fined and were facing the possibility of losing custody of their children... The Romeikes settled in Tennessee and...

How Many Amnestied Illegals Will There Be in Your State?
Center for Immigration Studies

The proposed legalization of some 10 million [to 40 million] illegal aliens has been debated as a national issue, as it should be, but the on-the-ground impact will vary tremendously from place to place within America.

To get estimates of the likely state-by-state distribution of those to be amnestied should S.744...

DHS Can’t Locate 266 Illegal Overstays that ‘Pose National Security’ Risks
CNS News

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot find 266 potentially dangerous foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

According to testimony from Rebecca Gambler, director of the Homeland Security and Justice for GAO, on May 21, 2013 before the...

Big Media Lobby for Immigration Bill
Canada Free Press

Big media corporations are lobbying for passage of the Gang of Eight’s 844-page immigration bill, S. 744. Critics call it amnesty.

In addition to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (the parent of Fox News), the companies include:

Walt Disney Co. (owns ABC News) Hearst Corp. (owns 15 daily newspapers,...
DHS to be granted total dictatorial power in immigration bill, all laws nullified, voters silenced
Minority Report

Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, has entered a letter into the congressional record from law enforcement personnel around the country who are warning S.744, officially titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” would grant sweeping, discretionary powers to “political...

AFL-CIO: We Have No Higher Priority than Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
ImmigrationReform

One might think that given more than 20 million Americans unable to find full-time jobs, and testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that the American job market remains weak, that organized labor’s highest priority would be getting Americans back to work...

The highest priority for the labor movement is amnesty for...

Lesson From 1965: More Immigrants = More Violent Crime
VDare

The 2013 Schumer-Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill now being debated aims to double legal immigration from what are already historic highs. In many ways, it can be regarded as the 1965 Immigration Act on steroids.

The 1965 Act notoriously unleashed an era of mass immigration after a 40-year lull, and shifted the...

Amnesty Bill Start Up Costs: $6.6 Billion For 2013
Infowars

Section 6 of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act [giving amnesty to illegal aliens] provides that $6.6 billion be placed in a separate Treasury account on or before October 1, 2013. The bulk of the money, earmarked for “one-time and start-up costs necessary to implement this Act,” is...

Is America’s Economy Being Sovietized?
Alt-Market

The foundation of the Soviet model of trade and investment was centralization under the guise of "universal public ownership". The entire goal of communism in general was not to give more social and political power to the people, but to extinguish alternative options and focus power into the hands of a select few. The...

Over 150 conservative leaders, groups sign letter opposing Gang of 8 bill
Daily Caller

Over 150 conservative leaders, groups and grassroots activists have signed an open letter opposing the Senate immigration reform bill. (Read the complete letter.)

“We write to express our serious concerns regarding the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, S. 744. We oppose this bill and urge you to vote against it...

How the White House Scandals Help Immigration Reform Move Forward
While Washington dithers over Benghazi, AP-gate, and the IRS, advocates for [illegal aliens] just keep plugging along.
Daily Beast

As one scandal after another engulfed the White House last week, proponents of immigration reform feared the worst—that the voracious focus on the Obama administration’s missteps would overshadow, and perhaps even doom, their efforts for comprehensive immigration reform during the rest of the president’s second term.

...
Immigration officers union warns against Senate immigration bill
Daily Caller

The president of the union representing 12,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudications officers and staff has added his name to a letter of law enforcement officials detailing their concerns about the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

In a statement to be released Monday, obtained...

GOP leaders have to sell immigration reform to base
The Hill

The biggest stumbling block to immigration reform is no longer politics. It is how to market the deal to conservatives.

...All that is left is for Republicans to make a show of being tough on undocumented immigrants.

The hard sell to the Republican base will be evident in the House version. It will feature a “...

Amnesty for illegal aliens could dramatically increase remittance flows
Migration and Development Brief 20 Migration and Remittances Unit, Development Prospects Group
World Bank
Overview
Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries reached an estimated $401 billion in 2012, growing by 5.3 percent compared with 2011. Remittance flows are expected to grow at an average of 8.8 percent annual rate during 2013-2015 to about $515 billion in 2015. Employment conditions in the US,...
Non-deportation rate drops --- to 99.2 percent
That's a slight drop from the 99.5 percent approval rate reported last month.
Washington Times

The Homeland Security Department has granted legal status to 99.2 percent of all illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] who have applied under President Obama's new non-deportation policy for young adults, according to the latest numbers released Friday.

That's a slight drop from the 99.5 percent approval rate reported...
Immigration Has Little Impact on U.S. Aging
New Census projections show small effect on working-age share of population
Center for Immigration Studies

The Census Bureau has released new projections which examine the impact of different levels of immigration on the United States. The projections, analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, show what demographers have long known: immigration has only a small impact on slowing the aging of America. Many promoters of the...

Independent study raises the bar for border security, immigration reform
The Washington Times

The yardstick used in the immigration bill to determine border control may produce too rosy a picture of how well the Border Patrol is doing in cracking down on illegal crossings, according to an independent study released Monday that threatens to upend the immigration debate.

In their 76-page report, three...

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States
How Effective Is Enforcement?
Council on Foreign Relations

Overview

The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings in the past decade alongside an enormous increase in government activities to prevent illegal immigration, there remains little...

The Chilling Reality Of America’s Worsening Jobs Crisis
The National Memo

...more than a third of working-age Americans are either out of work or have given up on finding a job. Also, last month’s hiring increase was almost entirely for receptionists, waiters, clerks, temp workers, car-rental agents and other low-wage positions with no benefits or upwardly mobile possibilities. On the other hand...

Immigration to fuel future population growth
Washington Post

Immigration will be the primary driver of population growth in the United States within a few decades, a milestone not seen in almost two centuries, the Census Bureau projected Wednesday.

The Census Bureau said immigration will outstrip natural increase — the difference between births and deaths for the total...

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration
Small-government advocates should oppose amnesty and support selective immigration policies.
National Review Online

I have worked on the issue of immigration’s fiscal impact for a long time, having presented my first academic paper on the subject at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association almost two decades ago. I can thus say with confidence that the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on the fiscal cost of illegal...

Gang of Eight's Comprehensive Immigration Fraud
Center for Immigration Studies

The Gang of Eight's immigration bill has now grown from 844 pages to 867 pages.

One of the changes is to include "comprehensive immigration reform" in the title.

While reading a section on H-1B visas, I came across a provision that epitomizes the fraud a disconnected Washington elite is perpetrating on the...

Immigration bill survives early test as senators defeat GOP amendment on border security
Washington Post

The bill’s authors also stuck together to defeat a Republican amendment that would have barred anyone from seeking citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border had been secured for six months. Supporters of the bill charged that the real effect of that provision would have been to delay citizenship indefinitely for the...

Will A White Minority Sound The Requiem For The GOP?
VDare.com

Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP?

The question arises while reading an analysis of Census Bureau statistics on the 2012 election by Dan Balz and Ted Mellnik.

One sentence in their Washington Post story fairly leaps out:

"The total number of white voters actually decreased between 2008 and...

Senators kill amendments tied to bill on immigration; border security issue put on back burner
The Washington Times

The Senate immigration bill survived its first tests Thursday as a core group of Republicans and Democrats held together, killing efforts to require full border security requirements before legalizing illegal immigrants [illegal aliens].

But the committee defeated Republican efforts to put that requirement and...

No poor and huddled need apply-immigration legislation would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion
Mexican-born people in the United States age 25 and older, nearly 60% didn't graduate from high school
The Denver Post

Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, comments on a study that shows immigration legislation would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion to provide government benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally.... 

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint prefaced his condemnation of immigration...

1 in 10 adults in L.A. County, CA is in the U.S. illegally
About one in 10 adults is an [illegal alien] who crossed the border illegally or overstayed a visa
Los Angeles Times

In some parts of Koreatown and South Los Angeles, one in three adult residents is in the country illegally, according to a study released Tuesday by researchers at USC.

Countywide, about one in 10 adults is an immigrant who crossed the border illegally or overstayed a visa, the study found. Many of those immigrants...
Illegal Immigration: Who Benefits?
Why does the well-off California suburbanite stand shoulder to shoulder with La Raza?
National Review

Why are over 11 million foreign nationals residing illegally in the United States? If we can answer that question, then we can fathom the purpose of “comprehensive immigration reform,” and understand why special-interest groups mostly favor what the majority of Americans oppose. Illegal immigration goes on because, in the...

Sessions: ‘Gang of 8′ would give legal status to 57 million, including non-immigrant visas
The Daily Caller

An analysis of future immigration flow released Friday by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions shows that more than 32 million immigrants [and illegal aliens] would receive legal status over the next decade and an additional 25 million would be granted non-immigrant work visas under the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill....

$6.3 Trillion Fiscal Cost of Illegal Immigration and Amnesty to US Taxpayer
Heritage Foundation
See the Heritage Foundation overview: The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty
 
Read the full report: The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer (pdf).

The Heritage Foundation reports that the net cost to the federal government over the lifetimes of amnestied illegal...

Gang Immigration Bill (S.744) is Comprehensively Flawed
MadisonProject.com

Enforcement/Security

No Fence: This plan only calls for Janet Napolitano to “establish a strategy”… “to identify where fencing”… “should be deployed”... Any plan that doesn’t complete the 700-miles of double fencing is worthless. Internal Enforcement: Any plan that does not limit Obama’s prosecutorial discretion,...
Sessions: Gang of 8 would give legal status to 57 million, including non-immigrant visas
Daily Caller

An analysis of future immigration flow released Friday by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions shows that more than 32 million immigrants [illegal aliens] would receive legal status over the next decade and an additional 25 million would be granted non-immigrant work visas under the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill.

...
Analysis Of Future Immigration Flow In Gang Of Eight Amnesty - Legal Status for 57 Million
More than 30 Million Immigrants Granted Legal Status In 10 Years; An Additional 25 Million Will Be Granted Nonimmigrant Work Visas, Bringing Total To 57 Million
U.S. Senator for Alabama, Jeff Sessions

The Gang of Eight has stated, “this legislation does not significantly increase long-term, annual migration to the United States” and has indicated the legislation shift the United States from low-skill and chain migration to high-skill merit-based. Conspicuously, however, they have refused to provide an estimate of future...

There Are No Jobs Americans Won’t Do
Native-born dominate virtually all occupations
Center for Immigration Studies

Supporters of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty argue that the bill’s large increase in future legal immigration will have little impact on the employment of natives because immigrants do only jobs American’s don’t want. But a detailed analysis of 472 separate occupations by the Center for Immigration Studies shows there are only a...

Case Worker: Illegal Aliens Got Food Stamps by the “Vanload”
Judicial Watch

For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it.

The retired assistant case manager, Craig McNees, [said] ... “...

Instate tuition for [illegal alien] immigrants becomes law in Colorado
The Denver Post

 

Immigrant [illegal alien] students living in the U.S. illegally will qualify for in-state tuition at Colorado colleges after Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the proposal into law Monday.  
Immigration bill grants amnesty to employers of illegals; no prosecution for bogus IDs
Washington Times

...The Gang of 8 amnesty bill] legislation would forgive businesses that have employed those immigrants illegally.

Employers who have allowed illegal immigrants to work off the books can come forward safely and provide their work history without fear of prosecution, and businesses that knowingly employed someone...

Gang of 8 amnesty bill adds 33 million people in first decade alone
Senate amnesty bill like adding Top 20 U.S. cities full of foreign workers in first decade -- 33 million
NumbersUSA.com

33 million!!!!!

That's the number our analysts came up with after nearly two weeks deciphering the 844-page bill created by the "Senate Gang of Eight" to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

33 million lifetime work permits to be given to foreign citizens in the first decade after the bill passes.1

As...

Poll: One Third of Mexicans Would Move to U.S.
U.S. Image Rebounds in Mexico... 35% Would Migrate
Pew Research

...A national opinion survey of Mexico by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 4-17 among 1,000 adults, finds that roughly two-thirds (66%) of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. – up from 56% a year ago and dramatically higher than it was following the passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010...

Feds caught promoting welfare to foreigners
World Net Daily

The U.S. government has been caught promoting the delivery of taxpayer-funded welfare benefits to foreigners, and Judicial Watch’s conclusion is that the Obama administration “cannot be trusted to protect our borders.”

Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog which is known for tracking down and trying to stamp out...

Without a secure border, Congress is headed for another disaster
Kansas City Star

In 1986... Congress and President Ronald Reagan enacted a broad amnesty to be followed by a massive border strengthening to prevent millions more illegal aliens from entering our country.

...Congress implemented its 1986 plan in reverse order: It provided amnesty without first securing the border. The amnesty acted...

Immigration bill to bring in at least 33 million people, says group
The Daily Caller

The pending Senate immigration bill would bring a minimum of 33 million people into the country during its first decade of operation, according to an analysis by NumbersUSA, a group that wants to slow the current immigration rate.

By 2024, the inflow would include an estimated 9.2 million illegal immigrants, plus 2...

Video: Immigration Reform - Colorado State of Mind
Rocky Martin PBS

A look at immigration reform being proposed by the bipartisan "Gang of 8". Panelists include Colorado University Professor Philip Cafaro (with Progressives for Immigration Reform and Immigration Environmental Impact Statement), and former Congressman Tom Tancredo. Panelists also include an immigration attorney and a former...

Colo. [illegal alien] reporting requirement repealed
San Francisco Chronicle

Colorado sheriffs and police will no longer be required to notify federal authorities when they arrest someone suspected of living illegally in the U.S., ending a policy passed seven years ago when Democrats and Republicans unified on strict immigration laws.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday...

20,000 students sue Calif. educators for not teaching English
Christian Science Monitor

20,000 students sue the state of California and its eductators for failing to give adequate language instruction to non-native English speakers. According the the ACLU, the state education system's lack of English instruction could be holding the 20,000 students back in school. 

About 20,000 students in California...

On immigration and promises from the Gang of Eight: Remember 1986
Gwinnett Daily Post

"We used the word 'legalization,' and everybody fell asleep lightly for a while, and we were able to do legalization." -- Former Wyoming Sen. Alan K. Simpson, co-sponsor of the "one-time" 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens, to NPR in 2010.

For conservatives, there can be no more...

S 744: Amnesty Before Enforcement
Statement of Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Right Side News

Statement of Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 

There may be circumstances under which an amnesty for certain illegal aliens would make sense. Given the pervasive and deliberate non-enforcement of the immigration laws for so many...

Gang Of Eight Bill Allows Millions Of Illegal Immigrants To Become Citizens In Five Years - And Bring Their Relatives On An Expedited Basis
Senator Jeff Sessions
Those who qualify for the broad DREAM fast-track amnesty under S. 744—estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota to be between two and three million people—are able to become citizens after being in registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status (the general amnesty) for five years. Those five years are...
The Boston Bombers And The Dark Side of Diversity
VDare.com

"I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people," said Edmund Burke of the rebellious Americans.

The same holds true of Islam, the majority faith of 49 nations from Morocco to Indonesia, a religion that 1.6 billion people profess...

Islam is growing in militancy and intolerance,...

Judge to Janet Napolitano: You have to deport illegal immigrants
Washington Examiner

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano does not have the authority to refuse to enforce laws that require illegal immigrants to face deportation, according to the federal judge hearing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union’s lawsuit against DHS.

“The court finds that DHS does not have...

Republican lawmakers show their division on immigration reform
House Rep. Boehner & Rep. Paul Ryan take stances favoring an overhaul; Sen. Rand Paul says questions arise from Boston bomber's legal immigration
Los Angeles Times

The divide within the Republican Party overimmigration reform was on full view Monday, as top party leaders made a case for overhauling the laws even as conservative senators argued that the Boston bombings showed the need to go slow.

Momentum appeared to be on the side of the reformers. They have amassed an...

Immigration pork barrel politics: Sen. Bennet carves out exemption for ski industry
Sparks Fly at Contentious Immigration Bill Hearing
Colorado Observer

...If the [Senate Gang of 8 amnesty bill S.744 for illegal aliens] includes elements that are deeply divisive like amnesty, without a broad bipartisan agreement on border security, the bill has little chance of passage, said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Numerous pet projects of the authors are included in the bill,...

One-page summary of Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill
FAIR

FAIR has released a one-page summary of the Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill.  You can also read it on scribd. Here is the summary, as of April 17, 2013.

 

1.  Amnesty. The G8 bill creates three amnesty programs:

a.  Blanket Amnesty: Illegal aliens in the U.S. before 12/31/11 get amnesty 6 months after...

New data on border crossings could change immigration debate
The TImes and Democrat

There’s a confrontation coming between the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress over the most basic question of immigration reform: How secure is the U.S. border with Mexico?

Not only does the administration not know — and perhaps doesn’t want to know — but there are signs the border is less secure than...

Immigration Hearing -- Wheels Coming Off 'Gang of 8' Immigration Reform
Breitbart

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee [was] holding a marathon hearing on immigration reform. Breitbart News will bring you the latest information from inside the Committee...

...

Sessions then counted out loud how he reached 30 million. “Amnesty itself would provide legalization for about 11 million....

Immigration Bill Gives New Legals $3,000 Hiring Edge
Investor's Business Daily

Under the immigration reform bill, some employers would have an incentive of up to $3,000 per year to hire a newly legalized immigrant [illegal alien] over a U.S. citizen....

The bipartisan legislation released Wednesday dictates that those granted provisional legal immigrant status would be treated the same as those...

Immigration reform bill-Arizona
The majority of Americans still want enforcement-focused efforts like Arizona’s
AZ Central

Arizona has played a prominent role in the nation’s debate on illegal immigration, taking a tough stance on enforcement and pushing for the federal government to secure the border with Mexico.

But the federal immigration-reform measure introduced in Congress last week would take the country in a direction that could...
Open immigration invites terrorism, again
Tom Tancredo says U.S. system 'should afford protection against jihadists'
WorldNetDaily

Surprise! Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and other guardians of political correctness have declared a taboo against linking the two jihadist Muslim terrorists in Boston to our failed immigration policies.

Two young Muslim immigrants have been identified as the culprits behind the Boston Marathon slaughter. Using...

The Deportation Lie
The Obama administration cooks the enforcement books
National Review Online

It is one of the Obama administration’s favorite talking points on immigration: It has been deporting illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] in record numbers. That bolsters its credentials on enforcement and supports the argument that, now that we’ve gotten tough on the border, it is time to enact comprehensive immigration...

The Complete Phoniness of the Gang of 8 Immigration Bill
Center for Immigration Studies

The key political problem amnesty advocates face is a trust gap. The public, rightly, doesn't believe promises from the political class that they're newly committed to enforcing immigration laws after decades of non-enforcement.

One key provision of the Schumer/Rubio immigration bill tells you all you need to know...

Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions
The Daily Caller

The Senate’s pending immigration bill includes roughly 400 exemptions, exceptions, waivers, determinations and grants of discretion.

The bill’s complexity is forcing opponents and supporters to comb through its 844 pages before they can declare their conditional support or opposition to the high-stakes measure......

Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Read The ‘Gang Of 8’s’ Immigration Amnesty Bill For Illegal Aliens
Scribd.com

Here is an Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration ModernizationAct of 2013.

Here is more information about amnesty for illegal aliens. 

Why is GOP embracing amnesty?
Pat Buchanan wonders: 'What happened to putting our own country and people first?'
WorldNetDaily.com

During President Eisenhower’s first term, 60 years ago, the United States faced an invasion across its southern border.

Illegal aliens had been coming since World War II. But, suddenly, the number was over 1 million. Crime was rising in Texas. The illegals were taking the jobs of U.S. farm workers.

Under Gen....

Immigration and the end of the Republican Party
WorldTribune.com

Republicans may be committing a fatal error. During its proud history, the GOP has embraced heroic causes decrying slavery, preserving our union, defending modern capitalism, opposing Soviet communism... It is a seminal institution that has been pivotal in forging a free and prosperous America. If wiser heads do not prevail...

Repackaging amnesty as 'immigration reform' won't fool Americans
Portland Press Herald

Oh, boy. Here we go again -- taking another crack at "immigration reform."

Congress has more than quadrupled legal immigration since the middle of the 20th century. But this decision was never driven by public demand.

Since 1986, Congress has also passed seven amnesties for about 6 million illegal...

Immigration Reform Is Designed to Fail
Western Free Press

Here we go again. The masterminds in Congress come up with a hopelessly complex piece of legislative mishmash, pass it quickly with hardly any scrutiny, defy the public’s skepticism, and wait for it to fail before they finally get their way.

That is where we are headed with the much touted immigration reform bill...

Immigration Sophistry
Creators.com

... laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.

But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws...

...The Associated Press refuses to let their reporters refer to people who sneaked across the border into this country, in...

Concerns continue about Border Patrol cutbacks
Yuma Sun

Although Customs and Border Protection officials have halted a proposed series of unpaid furloughs for Border Patrol agents, the union representing agents in the Yuma Sector is concerned such cuts will still be made in the future.

“As a Border Patrol agent, a component of CBP, and under (the Department of Homeland...

Illegal immigration robs the poorest Americans
Tom Tancredo covers study showing how native-born workers suffer wage loss
WorldNetDaily.com

America needs more low-skilled immigrants like Chicago needs more gun laws. But you wouldn’t know that listening to the debate on “comprehensive immigration reform.”

The next amnesty bill ought to be titled, “The American Worker Impoverishment Act of 2013.”

A new report by the nation’s leading immigration...

Sessions: Gang Of Eight Leaks Reveal Structural Flaws In Plan, Amnesty Precedes Enforcement
US Senator Jeff Sessions

“[Leaked details] seem to confirm Senator Schumer’s recent declaration that ‘First, people will be legalized… Then, we will make sure the border is secure.’… It is likely millions of current and future illegal immigrants who are not administrative ‘priorities’ will benefit from this amnesty regardless of whether they meet...

ICE union chief: Immigration plan to 'doom' U.S.
Politico

The union president for immigration officers blasted President Barack Obama as well as Congress’ Gang of Eight immigration proposal, saying the plan will “doom” the country on Friday.

“We’re just in shock right now that the law enforcement officers from the border control, from ICE, our prosecuting attorneys – people...

Accord reached on [illegal alien] farmworkers for immigration bill
The deal would establish a new 'blue card' for workers already in the U.S.
Los Angeles Times

It concludes one of the last major components of sweeping legislation being drafted in the Senate.

Agreement was reached late Friday between farm labor unions and growers on one of the last major components of a sweeping immigration bill beingdrafted in the Senate — a deal that would set the terms of wages,...

New Study: Immigration Redistributes Income from Poor U.S. Workers
Immigration and the American Worker
Center for Immigration Studies

Borjas, recognized by Business Week and the Wall Street Journal as “America’s leading immigration economist”, calculates that the wages of native-born workers in competition with immigrants (legal and illegal) are reduced by $402 billion per year.

This reduction in wages is offset by an increase in profits or wages...

Immigration Agents Ask Judge to Block Obama Initiative
[Illegal aliens in custody] ‘I fall under Obama’s Dream Act’
Bloomberg

Ten U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are asking a federal judge to block an initiative by the Obama administration that defers deportation action against law-abiding undocumented immigrants.

Announced by President Barack Obama last year, the program allows the children of undocumented immigrants who...
The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?
NPR

"Remove all the space within the atoms making up the human body, and every person that’s ever lived would fit inside a baseball. — Brian Greene"

...people, it seems, are willing to try. In the last century, all over the planet, billions of us have moved from villages and farms to squeeze into tighter and tighter,...

Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick's 'Immigration Wars': the wrong battle
They ignore likely realities of a system driven by market demands
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Book review:

"Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution"
By Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick
Simon & Schuster ($27)

In a book dedicated to their grandchildren, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick hope to resolve a divisive national issue. For Mr. Bush, former governor of Florida,...

Law Enforcement Conference Call: Gang Of 8 Agreement Would Mean Legalization First, Enforcement Maybe Never
Audio conference call with Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council

On April 3, 2013, Chris Crane hosted a media conference call to sound the alarm about immigration reform / legalization efforts that emphasize amnesty over enforcement. Crane stated:

I’d like to begin by quoting Senator Chuck Schumer from this past weekend on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’ The quote is his basic description...
Job growth falls sharply; many workers drop out of labor force
LA Times

Job growth slowed markedly in March from the prior month, the government said Friday in a report that was certain to disappoint analysts and increase concerns that the economy could be heading for another springtime slump.

Employers added just 88,000 net new jobs last month, the lowest since June and down from an...

Many states fight immigration overhaul for youths - Social Security cards for illegal aliens
Under Obama's two year deferred deportation policy, illegal aliens are receiving Social Security Cards.
The Denver Post

President Barack Obama's decision last year to allow young people living in the U.S. illegally to stay and work marked the biggest shift in immigration policy in decades, hailed as a landmark step toward the American dream for a generation of immigrants.

But months later, many immigrants are having vastly different...

New drone radar reveals Border Patrol 'gotaways' in high numbers
CIROnline.org

The U.S. Border Patrol has caught a fraction of the border crossers spotted by a sophisticated sensor mounted on unmanned spy aircraft and flown over remote stretches of desert, casting doubts on claims that the area is more secure than ever, according to documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Age of sexual consent in Mexico is 12!
Examiner.com

In recent months, there seems to have been an explosion of reported child sexual assaults committed by Mexican nationals, in this country illegally...

The most troubling and telling reason behind the growing epidemic of child molestation at the hands of illegal aliens, may lie in the fact the age of sexual consent...

Illegals now flooding U.S. border - audio
Some asking authorities, 'Where do we go to get our amnesty?'
WorldNetDaily

[Listen to WND audio interview eith Rep. Louie Gohmert.]

...“We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening,” an unnamed border agent said to Townhall...

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and a former Texas...

Checking Amnesty Applications Would Cost $20 Billion
What Would It Cost to Really Check an Amnesty Application?
Center for Immigration Studies

If the United States were to have yet another amnesty program for illegal aliens... what should the fee be for really checking each application? Currently United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges $465 to process (rubber-stamp?) the applications for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the...

Mexican Drug Cartels Infiltrate Suburban America
CBS News

Drug cartels from Mexico are embedding some of their most trusted agents inside the United States. Officials warn the new focus is on middle-class suburbs in the Midwest, South, and Northeast.

Drug Enforcement Administration statistics suggest a heightened cartel presence increasing from 230 American communities to...

Illegal immigration: A rising and dangerous tide
Washington Times

...This year alone, American taxpayers are footing a $113 billion bill to ensure that illegal immigrants receive free education, health care, and other services...

Studies by the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) estimate that 50 percent of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal immigrants....

Illegal Border Crossings Double, Border Becomes Less Secure as Beltway Gets Close to Deal on Immigration Reform
TownHall.com

As the immigration reform Gang of Eight inside the Beltway prepares to announce a deal later this week, claiming border security will come before a path to citizenship for millions of illegals, Border Patrol agents have seen illegal border crossings double and warn the cutting of agent work hours will only result in less...

First Things First On Immigration: Secure The Border
Investors.com

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is slowing down the immigration reform locomotive. Good thing, because an altogether separate, more pressing issue beckons: securing the border.

We have an absurd immigration situation in America today. Millions of poor, unskilled foreigners slip into the country illegally and sink...

Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US
SFGate

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits...

Sessions: We Need an Immigration Policy That Helps Americans
NewsMax

The nation needs a comprehensive immigration policy that keeps out low-wage workers when so many Americans are unemployed, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions believes.

“The unemployment rate for teenagers is 25.1 percent,” Sessions said in an opinion piece on Friday for the National Review. “Wages are stagnant. Never before...

"You Can’t Deport 11 Million People" Statement Reflects Mistaken Image
Center for Immigration Studies

The frequently heard comment "You just can't deport 11 million people" reflects a mistaken mental image of the illegal alien population.

In the minds of, or the unconscious of, those making that statement is a vision of a static population of 11 million people, all in the same big room, all staying put, with no one...

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