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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Is Obama Violating the Constitution?
The president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed''
Jason Howerton -- The Blaze -- February 5   
ICE union boss blasts Obama administration for making U.S. immigration law 'essentially' unenforceable
    President Barack Obama and his administration appear to care about satisfying "special interest groups" within the Democratic base more than protecting the lives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, the ICE union boss told lawmakers Tuesday.
    "Internally, the agency, in my opinion is falling apart. Morale is at an all-time low, according to recent federal surveys. The agency refuses to train our officers on these new policies, resulting in mass confusion and frustration... nobody really knows what's going on," Chris Crane, president the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, told the House Judiciary Committee.
    He went on: "As our officers are investigated by ICE for enforcing U.S. immigration law as they see other officers threatened with suspensions for lawful arrests, increasingly officers feel they have become the enemy of this administration."
    Crane said ICE agents have been "essentially prohibited" from enforcing U.S. immigration law. He said agents are unable to arrest illegal aliens who are in the country illegally or immigrants who have overstayed their visas. "It's basically not illegal anymore, generally speaking, not unless the alien has been convicted of a criminal offense."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
Updates will resume on Thursday morning when there is news to post.

Associated Press    
Big Sis claims sieve of a Mexican border is 'secure'   
El Paso -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Republican lawmakers' insistence that the border be secured before there is immigration reform a flawed argument. -- At a stop to inspect border security in El Paso on Tuesday, Napolitano said the argument ignores gains made in illegal [alien] captures as well as seizures of drugs, weapons and currency.

Daily Caller     
Sessions slams Obama's closed-door meetings on immigration   
Sen. Jeff Sessions is slamming President Barack Obama's closed-door meetings with lobbyists pushing greater immigration, including the business interests that profit from low-wage labor by skilled and unskilled immigrants. -- "Obama is meeting privately with the most powerful men in finance and business to discuss how to bring in more low-wage labor at a time when millions of Americans can't earn enough to pay their bills..."

Dan Stein -- The Hill     
Immigration reform is not about semantics   
It seems everyone has some advice for beleaguered Republicans these days, especially when it comes to Hispanic voters and the issue of immigration. -- Among the many groups and interests who may or may not have the best interests of the Republican Party at heart is the Hispanic Leadership Network, which bills itself as a coalition of Hispanic Republicans. In an appeal to congressional Republicans, the HLN suggests...

Katrina Trinko -- National Review     
The soft pushback on immigration    
House Republicans aren't waging a full-blown war on the latest immigration reform push --- at least not yet. -- In a congressional hearing on Tuesday, several GOP lawmakers suggested that it might be better to start slowly and focus on incrementally fixing the nation's immigration issues, but they notably refrained from ruling out comprehensive reform outright...

Big Sis says call for border safety before immigration reform is flawed argument
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Republican lawmakers' insistence that the border be secured before there is immigration reform a flawed argument. -- At a stop to inspect border security in El Paso on Tuesday, Napolitano said the argument ignores gains made in illegal [alien] captures as well as seizures of drugs, weapons and currency...

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.  
Bumper sticker to fight RubiObamAmnesty! REMEMBER 1986!   
Free bumper sticker with a $15 donation to help us fight amnesty-again. -- We need funding help to stop amnesty. Again. Get several! Send them to your U.S. Senators and your U.S. House Representitive! - I did! -- We just got shipment in and have plenty of stickers. They are high-quality, 7" X 3-3/4" and made of quality all-weather vinyl. A real eye-catcher...

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner     
Panga nabbed in Laguna Beach yields $1.8 million in pot   
In two separate events, Border Patrol agents confiscated approximately $2 million worth of illicit drugs. -- The first apprehension occurred along the Southern California coastline near midnight when Border Patrol agents witnessed a panga-style fishing boat off the coast of El Moro Bay in Laguna Beach, California. -- "The panga boat came ashore near the Crystal Cove State Park," according to Ralph DeSio...

Ira Mehlman -- FAIR     
Cheap labor front groups attempt to hijack "conservative agenda" on immigration 
A well-financed coalition of cheap labor interest groups is trying to persuade the GOP to cave on amnesty for illegal aliens. This coalition of libertarian and business front groups is simultaneously attacking supporters of immigration enforcement, and attempting to make a case that pandering to the illegal alien and business lobbies is the Republican Party's only hope for political survival...

David North -- CIS.org     
Nuances on the "path to citizenship" emerge in protracted House hearing
To what extent are the pro-amnesty people advocating what the illegal aliens want for themselves, and to what extent are they calling for, instead, what the advocates want to do to the illegal aliens? -- That question was implied in yesterday's marathon immigration policy hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. -- In other words, to what extent do the illegals simply want the right to work legally in the United States...

San Antonio Express News    
Illegal aliens believed killed in DPS chase   
Ten people crammed in a sport utility vehicle survived a police chase that ended with their vehicle in a stock tank in rural Wilson County and were arrested early today, authorities said. -- So far, nobody has been confirmed dead, but "we don't know if there's anyone else in the vehicle," said Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. in a morning press briefing...

Baltimore Sun     
Usual suspects tell Obama that Senate immigration plan is 'unfair'   
Immigration reform advocates, including a leading voice from Maryland, pressed President Obama on Tuesday for a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal [aliens], calling a bipartisan proposal under consideration in the U.S. Senate "unfair and not acceptable." -- A group of eight senators -- including four Republicans and four Democrats -- unveiled the broad outlines of a plan last month ...

Patrick Cleburne -- VDare.com     
Peter Brimelow interviewed on upcoming amnesty campaign   
Richard Spencer of Alternative Right has put up an audio interview with VDARE.com's Peter Brimelow on the new Amnesty Campaign. -- Peter takes the position that we've been here before, and the Bad Guys lost. He observes that compensation offers about the Anchor Baby Loophole and Rand Paul's references to an immigration moratorium might be interesting, but that in the end a Third Party will probably be needed...

Family Security Matters    
Amnesty could increase Obamacare cost up to $300 billion over a decade   
Any immigration package in which current illegal [aliens] are made eligible for ObamaCare - in the form of either exchanges or Medicaid - could increase costs to the federal government by between $120 billion to $200 billion in its first decade, according to internal calculations by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee that were obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller...

Cantor on amnesty: 'Start with the kids' 
...House Republican Leader Eric Cantor, during a policy speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute, called for helping the youngest illegal [aliens] while saying the debate must balance "respect for the rule of law and respect for those waiting to enter this country legally." -- "A good place to start is with the kids," the Virginia congressman said...

Hands Off Our Guns!
Rally at the Arizona State Capitol
February 16 -- High Noon --

Judicial Watch     
E-mails obtained exposing connections between DOJ and SPLC 
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained nearly two dozen pages of e-mails from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights and Tax divisions revealing questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Sothern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, "Diversity Training Event." Judicial Watch obtained the records... [Note: We suspect the SPLC wrote this memo for Doris Meissner.]

American Patrol Report     
Worldwide reach   
Yesterday the American Patrol Report was accessed by people in 15 countries as follows: England, Portugal, Croatia, India, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Denmark, Bostwana, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Jordan, Oman and Russia.

Daily Caller     
Illegal aliens interrupt House immigration hearing with chants   
A group of protesters interrupted the first immigration hearing of the 113th Congress with chants of "undocumented and unafraid" on Tuesday. -- The protesters — some carrying homemade signs and wearing homemade t-shirts – started shouting when California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa was recognized to speak. -- They continued shouting and pointing as Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte...

American Border Patrol     
Rushing the border south of Tucson   
Reliable sources report a huge rush of illegal aliens across the border south of Tucson yesterday. Groups of 5,8,10,12, 15, 20, 30, and 40 were being chased and a possible light aircraft intrusion happened near Why, AZ. Lots of drug smuggling. -- CBP aircraft were very busy helping agents on the ground.

Sen. Grassley gives speech on lessons learned from 1986 immigration bill   
Iowa U.S. Senator Charles Grassley took to the floor of the U.S. Senate late yesterday to give his perspective on lessons learned as a result of the last amnesty that was passed in 1986. Sen. Grassley voted for the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, but after seeing how it failed miserably, voted against the 2007 amnesty bill. See the video of his speech...

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters     
The economy is a lot worse than you think   
Most Americans know the economy is in bad shape even if a majority voted to reelect the man most responsible for making a bad economy worse. And, no, it was not George W. Bush who is responsible for the 2008 financial crash. It was the government with its housing programs that encouraged giving mortgage loans to those who could not afford them and then bundling those "toxic assets", and selling them to banks...

The Hill     
HHS says it ditched 'exchanges' because word doesn't translate into Spanish 
The Obama administration has stopped using the term "exchanges" to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn't translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. -- Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system...

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