Mar 02

Boehner Denounces Release of Detained Illegal Aliens

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that the decision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release hundreds of detained illegal aliens was “outrageous.” Boehner said he did not accept the excuse that an impending shortage of funds made the action necessary. Said the house speaker, “This is very hard for me to believe, that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency.”

Read more at CBS News.

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Mar 01

Illegal Alien Nabbed Crossing Into U.S. With Contagious, Incurable TB

In medical isolation in South Texas, 100 miles or so from Mexico’s border, is a man who embodies one of U.S. health officials’ greatest worries: He is the first person to cross and be held in detention while infected with one of the most severe types of drug-resistant tuberculosis known today.

His three-month odyssey through 13 countries—from his homeland of Nepal through South Asia, Brazil, Mexico, and finally into Texas—shows the way in which dangerous new strains of the disease can migrate across the world unchecked.

Tuberculosis, an ancient, fatal airborne disease, has been treatable for decades with a cocktail of drugs. However, shoddy medical practices world-wide have enabled the bacteria to mutate and, in some cases, become all but untreatable. In recent months The Wall Street Journal has exposed widening TB drug resistance in hot spots like India, and shown that the U.S. is surprisingly unprepared for the growing global problem. Most U.S. cases of drug-resistant TB occur in people who were born abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read more at he Wall Street Jounral

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Mar 01

Obama Regime Releasing Thousands of Criminal Illegal Aliens Into U.S.

WASHINGTON —         The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.

The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal budget documents reviewed by the AP, are significantly higher than the “few hundred” illegal immigrants the Obama administration acknowledged this week had been released under the budget-savings process.

The government documents show that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement released roughly 1,000 illegal immigrants from its jails around the U.S. each week since at least Feb. 15. The agency’s field offices have reported more than 2,000 immigrants released before intense criticism this week led to a temporary shutdown of the plan, according to the documents.

 

 

 

 

Read more at the Miami Herald

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Mar 01

Leftwinger Says Border Doesn’t Need More Protection

Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke told The Daily Caller that “no additional  enforcement” is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border  remaining the “primary gateway” for moving illegal drugs into the U.S.

“Because we no longer have an active metric from DHS and border security can  mean different things to different people, I just want to point to the facts.  The safest cities in America are along the border. The border is safer than the  rest of the country,” O’Rourke told TheDC Wednesday after a Border Advocacy Day  event where participants argued that no more border enforcement is  necessary.

Read more at The Daily Caller

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Mar 01

House Judiciary Chairman Vows Hearings on Immigration Legislation

The chairman of the House Judiciary  Committee laid out a go-slow approach on immigration Wednesday, saying he  doesn’t think having President Obama write a bill and demand that Congress  vote on it would be successful.

Senators are racing against a White  House-imposed deadline to write legislation before Mr. Obama sends his own  version.

But Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia  Republican, said his panel will take time to hold hearings on each part of  immigration reform and that he hasn’t decided whether to write a single broad  bill, as Mr. Obama has requested, or to take it up piece by piece.

Read more at The Washington Times

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Mar 01

Incompetence? Napolitano Says Release of Illegals Not Her Fault

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had no part in a decision by underlings to  release low-risk illegal immigrant detainees as a way to save money before the sequestration and was surprised to learn about it, Napolitano told ABC News in an exclusive interview.

“Detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career officials in the field,” Napolitano said.

Napolitano added that the release, which has been criticized by congressional Republicans, was poorly timed.

“Do I wish that this all hadn’t been done all of a sudden and so that people weren’t surprised by it?  Of course,” she said.

When asked why the detainees were in jail in the first place, Napolitano replied, “That’s a good question.  I’ve asked the same question myself … so we’re looking into it.”

Read more at ABC News

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Feb 28

Committe Chairman Demands Answers About Alien Release

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) wants more information as to why Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is releasing illegal aliens being held in detention. ICE leaders have cited possible budget cuts as the reason. McCaul expressed concern that ICE did not provide proper notiication to congressional oversite committees before taking this action. He also said he wanted information on the individuals released.   

Read more at The Daily Caller.  

 

 

 

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Feb 28

Cheap Labor Front To Air Amnesty Propaganda

The American Action Network, a front for Republican cheap labor interests, will launch a propaganda blitz on TV this weekend to promote passage of amnesty. The blitz will cost “in the six figures” and will run in English and Spanish. The sponsors hope that their campaign will help sway Republican lawmakers to reward lawbreakers with amnesty.

Read more at Politico.

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Feb 27

Arizona Officials Outraged By Obama Regime Release of Illegal Aliens

Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on
Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants
held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom.

“I’m appalled
to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds
of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be
freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who
has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political
posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the releases are being granted
before the federal sequestration cuts have even gone into
effect.”

Read more at NewsMax.com

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Feb 27

Study: Amnesty Unlikely to Help GOP With Hispanic Voters

Immigrant rights groups and some top Hispanic Republicans argue that the GOP’s only hope of winning over Hispanic  voters is to legalize illegal immigrants — but an academic report being released  Wednesday that studied the 2006 election suggests that Hispanics don’t reward  pro-immigration Republicans.

George Hawley, who teaches political  science at the University of Houston, crunched the numbers and found that  Republicans who backed immigration reform in that election didn’t fare better  with Hispanic voters, and in fact probably suffered overall thanks to a drop in  support from white voters.

Read more at the Washington Times

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