RINO Rubio Comes Clean: Admits He Supports Amnesty BEFORE Borders Are Secured!

BREITBART | The chief spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in an on-record interview with Breitbart News that the senator, if elected president, would not require a secured border before he gives legislative and permanent amnesty to recipients of President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“No,” Alex Conant said when asked if the border would need to be secured before a President Rubio’s legislative amnesty for recipients of Obama’s 2012 DACA would replace that executive amnesty.

Rubio intends to, if elected to the White House—as he laid out in a Spanish-language interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos this weekend and was subsequently confirmed by Conant—eventually undo DACA. But he would not do so until there is a legislative replacement that provides the legal status—or amnesty—to DACA recipients on a permanent basis.

“For the sake of argument let’s deal with the kids separately,” Conant said. “We wouldn’t repeal the executive order for the kids on day one, and we would work to replace it with legislation—well, he wouldn’t work to replace it, he would replace it with legislation that gave them a permanent legal solution to their status.”

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Despite Security Measures, Puerto Rican Birth Certificates Still Used to Enter U.S. Illegally

FOX NEWS LATINO | Despite Puerto Rico’s “security-enhanced” birth certificates, which the island started issuing about five years ago to prevent identity theft and fraud, a number of recent cases are raising the alarm that undocumented immigrants are using the new documents to obtain U.S. passports and driver licenses.

The Miami Herald is reporting a number of cases that have popped up in federal court in south Florida in the last year, involving defendants who got their hands on Puerto Rican birth certificates purchased on the black market. Several people accused of selling them have been convicted and handed down lengthy prison sentences, according to the Herald.

Birth certificates of Puerto Ricans are an attractive target because they confer U.S. citizenship and already bear Hispanic surnames.

The paper mentioned one immigrant, Roberto Hernández Reyes, who attempted to get a Florida driver’s license using the birth certificate of a man, Anthony Medina Torres, who was incarcerated in Ponce, P.R., at the time.

After being arrested, Hernández admitted being from Honduras, and stated that he paid $2,500 for Medina Torres’ birth certificate and Social Security card.

In another instance cited by the paper, a woman named Raiza Melissa Sánchez Romer arrived at Miami International Airport on a flight from Honduras last year and tried to enter the country using a U.S. passport she’d obtained using a Puerto Rican birth certificate she purchased for $1,500.

In 2010, the Associated Press reported that thousands of Puerto Ricans had become victims of identity fraud in part because the government, schools and other institutions did not secure copies of their birth certificates, which are routinely requested by sports leagues, churches and other groups.

That same year, Puerto Rico began annulling all old birth certificates and issuing new ones with increased security features. The move came on the heels of raids that took down a criminal ring that stole thousands of birth certificates from schools and after news that 40 percent of identity fraud on the mainland U.S. involved Puerto Rican birth certificates.

“Birth certificates have become legal tender,” Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rico’s former secretary of state, said at the time. “We had to take drastic measures. The new law does not pretend to solve all the problems. What it aims to do is resolve the massive theft problem.”

The stolen documents would be sent through priority or express mail from Puerto Rico to brokers that operated in at least 15 states including Ohio, Texas, Florida and North Carolina, officials said. Those documents often were then used to apply for a driver’s license or a U.S. passport or to commit financial fraud.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Obama Sneaking in ‘Unrestricted Immigration’ in TPA Trade Deal

BREITBART | Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.”

Morris said, “This is huge. I hope everybody listening takes action call your senator about it. If he is a Republican he is voting wrong. “I dont think that people understand that in this deal which is a trade agreement among Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, there’s a provision for free flow of workers, just like in the European Union. What It means is unrestricted immigration. It means literally that congress would not have the authority to restrict immigration because a treaty supersedes a statute under our constitution.”

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Chuck Grassley: FBI Obstructing Fast and Furious, Other Probes

WASHINGTON TIMES | The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions.

“One of the tools we have created to help the government identify and correct its mistakes is being obstructed. I refer to the vital work of Inspectors General,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, in a speech on the Senate floor Monday. “We must stay vigilant and insist that all government agencies, including the FBI, work with Inspectors General — not against them.”

In investigating the Fast and the Furious case, the Justice Department’s IG was told by the FBI that grand jury testimony could not be shared with the Inspector General. According to Mr. Grassley, the FBI claimed it had the right to refuse to provide the IG information in over a dozen other categories as well.

“Remember – the law says the Inspector General shall have access to all records, documents and other materials they deem necessary to conduct their investigations,” said Mr. Grassley, “And yet the FBI says its attorneys will review material first and decide what it would and would not release to the Inspector General.”

The FBI claimed the inspector general needed to get approval from the attorney general or the deputy attorney general to provide information to the Inspector General, an action Mr. Grassley called “exactly upside down!”

“Under the law, an inspector general must be independent. Agencies cannot be trusted to investigate themselves,” said Mr. Grassley. “If an inspector general had to ask for permission from senior leadership, he would not be truly independent.”

Other agencies who have avoided inspector general inquires through legal loopholes are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Peace Corps, Mr. Grassley said. Last year, a group of 47 inspector generals wrote a letter to Congress warning of these problems across the government.

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NY Immigrants Facing Charges Told to Invoke Their ‘Rights” Under the Vienna Convention

NEW YORK TIMES | In a windowless fluorescent haze, in the depths of Criminal Court in Queens, a defendant making his first appearance before a judge hears a long, numbing list of forms changing hands.

“24030, 25020, 71031,” a prosecutor says as each piece of paper is dropped into the defendant’s file.

First, though, comes what sounds like a far more consequential exchange:

“The people serve the Vienna Convention Notice,” the prosecutor informs the court.

Only in Queens, a borough that is home to nearly 1.1 million immigrants, the city’s international airport and perhaps New York’s most international hospital, would a 1963 treaty written to protect foreign nationals figure in the most mundane of court proceedings.

Officially, the Vienna Convention notice assures citizens of other countries who are arrested that they may contact their consulates for assistance. Unofficially, its mention seems to go unremarked upon by just about all of the 70,000 or so defendants who pass through the arraignment court in Kew Gardens each year.

Indeed, for just about all of these defendants, “Vienna Convention” is hardly the phrase they are waiting to hear.

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If Immigration Makes Us Rich, Then Where’s the Prosperity?

CAPS | Immigration advocates never tire of telling us that immigration brings economic prosperity. And to back up their claim, they have stables of economists who offer studies with ingenious explanations as to why this is so.

If what they are saying is true, then surely now after 40 years of the largest sustained wave of immigration in our history we should be reaching a pinnacle of prosperity. But if immigration is making us so rich, as these learned economists claim, then why are we feeling so poorly these days – particularly in comparison with what we had several decades ago? Certainly we’re not imagining this loss; some pretty solid statistics back it up.

As the Pew Research Center reports, “The share of adults who live in middle-income households has eroded over time, from 61 percent in 1970 to 51 percent in 2013.” And even though our national productivity has increased significantly since the 1960s, our wage levels measured in constant dollars have not risen.

Immigration is not the only reason for wage stagnation, but it is one reason. Harvard economist George Borjas found that between 1980 and 2000 immigration reduced the wages of all native-born men by an average of 4 percent. For those with less than a high-school education the total was 7.4 percent. Borjas’ findings carry weight. Even the pro-immigration Wall Street Journal described him as “America’s leading immigration economist.”

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Should Individual States Apply Obama-Type “Logic” to Secure Borders and Protect US Citizens?

In his specious argument for ‘making and breaking immigration law’ from that lofty tyrant’s perch in the Oval Office, Barack Obama asserts that his unilateral Executive Orders are needed, and even morally mandated, because the law-making branch of government endowed with the Constitutional authority to legislate(the US Congress) has failed to do so.

Left unstated is Obama’s heretical notion that Congress’ refusal to pass a law which grants unconditional amnesty to tens of millions of foreign invaders(future Democrat voters each and every one!) is sufficient cause for shredding the Constitution and ignoring Congress.

In other words, according to The One, “Congress must pass laws that meet with my exacting approval. Otherwise, I am justified in acting unilaterally, and against the wishes of both the Congress and the people to implement that which is, in my sole judgment, the right and moral thing to do.”

And let the US Constitution go straight to hell!

Of course, such a crazy notion runs absolutely contrary to the concepts of balance of power, checks and balances, and other anti-tyrant safeguards built into our Constitution.

But one must forgive Obama for being somewhat fuzzy about the details of a document that he regards as ‘old school’ and riddled with racist views promulgated by long- since dead white Christians fond of owning black slaves and employing an abundance of unregulated firearms to control reluctant slaves!

After all, The One is but a community organizer, albeit with credentials as a Constitutional scholar and one who actually taught Constitutional law.

While those credentials may seem impressive, one must not underestimate the inherent ability of the liberal-infested mind to distort and destroy truth, particularly when such is perceived as an obstacle to fulfillment of liberal dogma, regardless of how dangerous.

But perhaps the border states of Texas, Arizona, and others who suffer the greatest harm from the invasion of US sovereign land by non-English speaking illiterates should adopt a version of ‘Obama logic’ to defend and protect their citizens?

Perhaps the governors of Texas and Arizona and others should send National Guard and other armed state forces to the borders and command such forces to use force as needed to stop the wave of invasions that threaten homeland security and the economic and cultural well being of their citizens?

Such orders would be amply justified by the fact that the federal government, Barack Obama, is not acting to defend US citizens from foreign invasions as required by the Constitution?

Such actions by any governor would be just as legitimate as Obama’s foolish Executive Orders!

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Mexican Federal Police Gunned Down 16 Unarmed Civilians

BORDERLAND BEAT | A journalistic investigation reveals that at least 16 people were killed by federal police on January 6, in Apatzingán Michoacán

“One of the autodefensa fell to his knees and was kneeling with hands folded at the nape of his neck; He told them that they had no weapons and pleaded with the Feds not to shoot , but loud shots rang out and he fell dead from three bullets.”

A journalistic investigation reveals that at least 16 unarmed people were killed by federal police on January 6, in Apatzingán Michoacán

Members of the autodefensa forces of Michoacán were killed in Apatzingan on January 6 by elements of the Federal Police. Their deaths were not because of the “cross-fire”, as had been assured by former Michoacán security commissioner, Alfredo Castillo. This was revealed in a report supported by 50 interviews, death certificates, and audio recordings in an investigation by Mexican journalist Laura Castellanos.

The attack was not only against men, but women and children as well.

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Colorado Gun Advocates in Firefight Over Raising Magazine Limits to 30 Rounds

| DENVER — There is nothing that infuriates Colorado firearms owners more than the 15-round ammunition magazine limit enacted two years ago by Democrats, but a proposal to raise the limit to 30 rounds has split the state’s gun rights movement.

The issue is whether it’s better to neuter the 2013 law by doubling the legal limit, or hold out for nothing less than a full repeal. At the center of the rift is Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights, whose feuds over ideological purity have put him at odds with large swaths of the state and national movement.

The fireworks erupted this month when Democratic state Sen. Joe Salazar floated the idea of a 30-round limit. Mr. Salazar’s support is pivotal because he serves as vice chairman of the House’s “kill committee,” where Republican-sponsored gun rights bills traditionally go to die.

Embracing the idea were Jon Caldara and David Kopel of the Independence Institute, a Denver free market think tank and Second Amendment advocacy group. They say a 30-round limit would solve 99 percent of the limit’s problems, given that the most popular magazines for pistols and the AR-15 rifle can hold only 30 or fewer rounds anyway.

Mr. Brown, who also heads the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, disagrees. He wants lawmakers to accept nothing short of the law’s eradication, arguing that a 30-round limit would weaken momentum for a repeal and guarantee that the magazine law will be “permanent and unrepealable.”

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American Veteran News 04.21.15

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How DHS Ineptitude Facilitates Terrorist Operations

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE | On April 16, 2015 Fox News posted an Associated Press report, “Ohio man accused of traveling to Syria, plotting terror act.”

My focus today will be on the way that the alleged terrorist was provided with United States citizenship and consequently, a United States passport. The adjudications process failed to uncover material facts that would have barred the individual, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, from becoming a naturalized citizen and hence receive that highly valuable United States passport.

The immigration component of this story and similar stories, has been largely ignored by the media, although the issue about his having immigrated to the United States from Somalia and then becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen was raised in some news reports.

The complete immigration component of this case is extremely important, as you will see — indeed, this element, had it worked as it should have, could have thwarted the ability of this alleged terrorist to have traveled to Syria to join his brother who was killed in combat while fighting on the side of terrorists. This is why I frequently make the point that our borders and our immigration laws are our first and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.

While the Fox News headline simply identified Mohamud as being an “Ohio man” the body of the article did provide solid information about his country of birth and his having become a naturalized citizen, unlike many other news reports that were content to simply describe the alleged terrorist as simply being “An Ohio Man.”

Here is how the Fox News news report began:

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Awaiting an Apology: An Open Letter From the Mother of the First Navy Seal Killed in Iraq to General Martin Dempsey

FOX NEWS | Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey responded to reports that Ramadi, Iraq is on the verge of an Islamic State today by describing Ramadi as “not symbolic in any way.” In an open letter, Debbie Lee, whose son Marc was the first Navy SEAL casualty in Ramadi, responded to his remarks today.

I am shaking and tears are flowing down my cheeks as I watch the news and listen to the insensitive, pain inflicting comments made by you in regards to the fall of Ramadi.

“The city itself is not symbolic in any way”? Oh, really? Are you willing to meet with me and with the families who have lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandson, or teammate?

My son Marc Lee was the first Navy SEAL who sacrificed his life in Ramadi Iraq Aug 2, 2006. His blood is still in that soil and forever will be. Remember that was when so many of our loved ones were taken from us. You said that “it’s not been declared part of the caliphate on one hand or central to the future of Iraq.” My son and many others gave their future in Ramadi. Ramadi mattered to them. Many military analysts say that as goes Ramadi so goes Iraq.

What about the troops who sacrificed their limbs and whose lives will never be the same. Our brave warriors who left a piece of themselves in Ramadi. What about the troops who struggle with PTS/TBI who watched their teammates breath their last or carried their wounded bodies to be medevac’d out of Ramadi.

I’ve traveled to Ramadi and visited Camp Marc Lee in 2007. I brought back soil from that city where Marc breathed his last. I interviewed Iraqi General Anwer in 2010 when I returned. I asked him “If you could say one thing to the American people what would you tell them? He paused and with deep emotion said “We will tell our children, our grandchildren, for generations to come we will tell them what Americans have done. There is American blood poured out on our soil.” It seems the Iraqis understand the importance more than you do sir.

You sir owe an apology to the families whose loved ones blood was shed in Ramadi. Ramadi matters to us and is very symbolic to us. You need to apologize to our troops whose bodies were blown to pieces from IEDs and bullet holes leaving parts and pieces behind, Ramadi matters to them. You need to apologize to our troops who endured the extreme temperatures and battled the terrorists in some of the worst battlefields in Iraq, Ramadi matters to them. They carry vivid memories of the battles and the teammates whose future is gone, Ramadi matters to them.

You and this administration have minimized that Ramadi could fall, now you are minimizing that it is falling, but you Sir WILL NOT minimize the sacrifice my son Marc Lee made or any of our brave warriors!

Awaiting an Apology

Debbie Lee

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