Posts from the ‘immigration’ Category
By Matt Wolking
With the White House poised to grant executive amnesty any day now despite the American people’s staunch opposition, on Sunday President Obama was asked about the many, many statements he made in the past about his inability to unilaterally change or ignore immigration law. His response was astonishingly brazen: “Actually, my position hasn’t changed. When I was talking to the advocates, their interest was in me, through executive action, duplicating the legislation that was stalled in Congress.”
This is a flagrant untruth: “In fact, most of the questions that were posed to the president over the past several years were about the very thing that he is expected to announce within a matter of days,” reported The New York Times. “[T]he questions actually specifically addressed the sorts of actions that he is contemplating now,” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker agreed, awarding President Obama the rare “Upside-Down Pinocchio,” which signifies “a major-league flip-flop.” Even FactCheck.org piled on.
President Obama is once again trying to mislead Americans, but he can’t run from what he’s said over and over (and over) again. Not only are Americans not stupid – they can read:
- “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” (3/31/08)
- “We’ve got a government designed by the Founders so that there’d be checks and balances. You don’t want a president who’s too powerful or a Congress that’s too powerful or a court that’s too powerful. Everybody’s got their own role. Congress’s job is to pass legislation. The president can veto it or he can sign it. … I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.” (5/19/08)
- “Comprehensive reform, that’s how we’re going to solve this problem. … Anybody who tells you it’s going to be easy or that I can wave a magic wand and make it happen hasn’t been paying attention to how this town works.” (5/5/10)
- “[T]here are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. … I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally. Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship. And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.” (7/1/10)
By Rob Garver
The continuation of the political fight over how to deal with the crisis on the Southern border was always going to be ugly. But a new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General ensures that when Congress returns from recess next month, the discussion will descend to new depths of acrimony.
The report, requested by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ), confirmed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, in early 2013, unlawfully released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from custody, including more than 600 hundred who had criminal convictions, into the communities across the U.S.
Media Bias: Once again, CNN’s Candy Crowley is doing President Obama’s bidding, this time shielding him on the border crisis. As debate moderator, she saved his 2012 re-election campaign. Why hasn’t she been fired?
Interviewed Sunday on CNN by Candy Crowley, Perry pointed to the 203,000 illegal immigrants “booked into Texas county jails” over the last six years. And Perry added they “are responsible for over 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults.” Crowley retorted that “a number of fact-checkers have said that that 3,000-homicide figure is wildly off.” But the “number of” to which she refers apparently numbers only one: the PolitiFact website.
Here is what the Texas Department of Public Safety found: “From October 2008 through July 1, 2014, Texas has identified a total of 203,685 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails.” There have been “at least 642,564 individual criminal charges in Texas” against them, mostly “including 3,070 homicides and 7,964 sexual assaults.”
Crowley’s “wildly off” claim alludes to PolitiFact wondering “How many of the homicide charges resulted in convictions,” whether “they took place in recent years and in connection with border security weaknesses,” and whether those charged were really in the country illegally. Perry stood by his numbers and didn’t waste time before asking how many homicides and sexual assaults there have to be “before the president of the United States and Washington, D.C., acts to keep our citizens safe?”
Read the Rest @ CNN’s Candy Crowley Again Proves She Is Obama’s BFF
the following murders all occured whithin the last few days….
One of the four teens charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of University of Southern California grad student Xinran Ji was an illegal immigrant, a fact that has only increased the frustration for many—including the L.A. County Supervisor—with the U.S. State Department’s delaying of visas for the slain student’s parents.
“It is unconscionable that suspect Jonathan Del-Carmen-Refugio, arrested for the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, entered the country illegally — yet the victim’s parents were delayed in entering the country legally to claim their son’s body due to failures in the State Department’s visa process,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Gustavo Tijernia, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, were arrested Monday when they confessed to killing off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent Javier Vega Jr., 36. Vega died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his father Javier Vega Sr. was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the hip. Tijernia and Hernandez, who are both Mexican nationals and illegal immigrants, face charges of capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.
Read the Rest @ Illegal Immigrants Kill Border Patrol Agent
Six illegal immigrant MS-13 gang members kill homeless man in Maryland
MRCTV’s Dan Joseph asks people to sign a petition to bring the unaccompanied minors at the border to Alexandria, VA. Once they sign he asks them to sign an agreement to house one. No one signs up for housing.