Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|Todd Starnes -- Fox News
School recites pledge in Arabic, one nation under Allah?
A Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a cultural club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic --- and denied that it was attempt to push an Islamic agenda. -- Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, told Fox News he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents but he stands by his decision...
ICE agents lose deportation fugitive at Denver airport
As I mentioned earlier in my column today, the persistent deportation and removal abyss allows hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens many of them known, repeat criminal offenders --- to pass through the immigration court system and then disappear into the ether because we have no determined will to track them down and kick them all out of the country...
|Jessica Chasmar -- Washington Times
NAACP President: Black people worse off under Obama
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans "are doing far worse" than when President Obama first took office. -- "The country's back to pretty much where it was when this president started," Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on "Meet the Press." "White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse."
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
They're not 'immigrants!'
Since Monday's announcement by a group of both Democrat and Republican Senators of a proposed so-called "immigration" reform bill, we have been bombarded by both politicians and media alike with admonitions of why this is the right thing to do for these "immigrants." -- Just for clarification, entering the United States illegally is a crime (A misdemeanor for the first offense and a felony for the second.).
The fight on the right over immigration
The GOP needs Hispanics if there's one thing conservative pundits can agree on, it's that. -- But as for this new immigration deal? Well, that's another matter altogether, and it's one that's creating a split between the Republican party's most influential media voices. -- In the wake of the 2012 elections and Mitt Romney's disastrous showing with Latino voters, conservative commentators lined up to announce support for varying degrees of immigration reform...
Fraud concerns linger over New Illinois license law
As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give illegal [aliens] permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced. -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Illinois' measure into law Sunday in Chicago. Backers, including Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of the state's top Republicans, tout it as...
|Tom Tancredo -- Townhall.com
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, Lindsay Graham, and John McCain F grades for their support of amnesty. Rubio has not had a chance to...
|Donald A. Collins -- VDare.com
Amnesty lies intensifying again
Like generals preparing to refight the last war, Congress is lurching into another round of contentious debates over Comprehensive Immigration Reform a.k.a amnesty for illegal aliens --- notwithstanding the1986 amnesty fiasco, which legalized 3 million illegal aliens and attracted in another 12 million -- possibly as many as 20 million -- including children now preferred over our own kids under President Obama's Dream Act Executive Order coup d'etat...
Amnesty Gang to Law-Abiders: You're chumps!
President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a "pathway to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You're chumps! -- Have you patiently waited for months and years for the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to slog through your application? You're chumps!
|Washingtoin Watcher -- VDare.com
Five reasons why the Rubio amnesty is NOT "better than the status quo"
The bipartisan "Gang of Eight" U.S. Senators (Charles Schumer D-N.Y., Richard Durbin D.-IL, Michael Bennet D-CO, Robert Menendez D-N.J., and Lindsay Graham R-SC, John McCain R-AZ, Jeff Flake R-Ariz. and of course the much-hyped Marco Rubio (R-FL) finally announced their amnesty plan on Monday, to the accompaniment of Main Stream Media ululations unprecedented except for those of us who remember...
|Bob Wilson -- The Examiner
Amnesty rewards law breakers, ignores law abiders
Millions of people from around the world are within the United States illegally. They have surreptitiously and in violation of federal law entered into the United States, sneaking by the thin green line which is the Border Patrol. They have been admitted as non-immigrant aliens but failed to depart as they agreed to at the time of their entrance into the U.S...
|Harry J. Enten -- London Guardian
Five reasons Republicans won't win Latino voters with immigration reform
Republicans may feel electoral pressure to vote for comprehensive immigration reform. They shouldn't at least in the short term. Latino voters are Democrats, and Republicans would gain little even by making a 180-degree turn on immigration reform in the next 15 years. Here are five reasons why. -- •1. ¡es la economía, estúpido!...
|Mark Krikorian -- CIS.org
Lies, damn lies, and enforcement promises
Even amnesty advocates acknowledge that the enforcement provisions of any package deal are bogus. For instance, over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent writes about the Senate outline's proposal for a commission of southwestern leaders to certify control over the border before the "provisionally" amnestied illegals get green cards: And if this "commission" doesn't ever decide the border is secure, couldn't that result in...
|New York Times
Obama's Pro-Amnesty Speech: Full transcript
Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you. -- Well, it is good to be back in Las Vegas. (Cheers, applause.) And it is good to be among so many good friends. Let -- let me start off by thanking everybody at Del Sol High School for hosting us. (Cheers, applause.) Go, Dragons! Let me especially thank your outstanding principal, Lisa Primas. (Cheers, applause.)...
|Federale -- VDare.com
Rubio on Immigration Law: Liar or ignorant?
Marco Rubio was on Rush Limbaugh today. He tried to sound reasonable and claimed he would not be bum rushed by Obama outbidding the RINOs on what will be provided in the upcoming amnesty proposals. -- I don't believe a word he says, but to the end he made a claim that those aliens "lawfully present" had only one welfare program that they are eligible for...
|International Business Times
Obama's 'Native American' definition during speech stirs Twitter
...Glenn Spencer, head of American Border Patrol -- which is a private, self-appointed watchdog group, not to be confused with the U.S. Border Patrol -- said the the U.S. Border Patrol catches only about 30 percent of illegal [aliens]. This means, if true, that nearly 800,000 illegal [aliens] crossed the American border without being apprehended in 2012...
While GOP leaders push amnesty, Dems rope more immigrants into welfare state
Among the many self-deluded promises that GOP illegal alien amnesty promoters are making, this one is especially snort-worthy: Those who have obtained probationary legal status would not be allowed to access federal benefits.-- Oh, yeah? How, pray tell, do these capitulationist Republicans propose to ensure that shamnesty beneficiares don't get access to federal benefits later when they can't do anything to prevent...