Today’s Sermon: “Somewhere Else: God’s People on the Move”

Speaker: Nate Irwin
Scripture: Mark 1:29-39

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As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her.So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. - Mark 1:29-39 NIV

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Study: Non-Citizens Are Voting in Federal Elections — and Probably Tipped at Least One Senate Race to Democrats

HOT AIR | I’m thinking this is more important than a “Quotes of the Day” post, no? In fact, so jaw-dropping is it, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. The site that posted it isn’t partisan either: It’s The Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post, a “data journalism” hub a la Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight that prioritizes insights gleaned from number-crunching above left/right argumentation. In fact, the conclusion to the post isn’t that the study’s results necessarily cast a pall over the integrity of some U.S. elections and even the legitimacy of ObamaCare’s passage. It’s that, among the possible solutions, maybe we should think about allowing non-citizens to vote.

Funny thing: I found myself nodding along this morning to this post by Jim Geraghty in which Jim argued that right-wing accusations of voter fraud committed by Democrats are overblown, a fantasy into which conservatives sometimes retreat to avoid having to grapple with electoral failures. His larger point is still true — massive fraud is very unlikely. But what about just a little bit of fraud in very close races? And what if the fraud occurs not on the back end, with crooked electoral officials stuffing ballots with phony Democratic votes, but on the front end, with non-citizens casting votes for Democrats without even realizing that what they’re doing is illegal?

Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

Obama winning a state illegally in a presidential election is bad but will be dismissed on grounds that it didn’t affect the overall result. Flip North Carolina to McCain’s column and it’s still a giant blowout. Franken winning a Minnesota seat illegally is a different ballgame. He was the 60th vote for ObamaCare. Replace him in the Senate with Norm Coleman and the law probably never passes. The authors are arguing overtly that health-care reform was made possible only by illegal votes. There are a bunch of races this year that could end up with whisper-thin margins of victory as well — Perdue versus Nunn in Georgia, Cassidy versus Landrieu in Louisiana, Tillis versus Hagan in North Carolina, even Gardner versus Udall in Colorado. If Democrats eke out victories in a few of those by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes, why would you believe after reading this study that those victories were fairly earned? And remember, as a Twitter pal points out, the numbers in the study are based on non-citizens who admitted to voting when asked. How many voted and were smart enough not to cop to it?

Read the whole post. One interesting detail: Less educated non-citizens were more likely to vote than well educated ones were. That suggests (but doesn’t prove, natch) that some of this illegal voting is being done out of ignorance. Better educated people know that they’re not allowed to vote and don’t attempt it; less educated ones don’t know, and therefore do. Another detail, an important one, is that voter ID laws seem not to work. Almost three-quarters of non-citizens who voted said they presented photo ID to get their ballot. If you want to stop them from voting, you’ll either have to insist on some sort of citizens-only ID (plenty of blue states issue driver’s licenses to illegals, remember) or come up with a new way to verify voters’ eligibility. There are a few caveats at the end of the post too about why the authors’ findings might be wrong. Expect lots of liberal pushback on this next week attempting to exploit those caveats.

Exit question: Does this about wrap things up for GOP participation in comprehensive immigration reform next year? Border hawks have argued all along that mass legalization of illegals is a ploy by Democrats to fast-track voting by a group of people who, on balance, support left-wing policies. Now here’s a study suggesting that not only is illegal voting by non-citizens already happening, in some key cases it’s actually decisive. How does a House Republican who’s on the fence about amnesty justify voting yes to his conservative constituents after this? And how does Obama justify an executive amnesty to centrists and independents who are skeptical but otherwise undecided?

• Paper Illegal Votes Could Decide Midterms — WASHINGTON POST

• Study Non-Citizens Are Voting And Could Decide The Election — DAILY CALLER

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At Stake in This Election: Obama’s “Aggressive Action” on Illegal Amnesty

CHQ | Addressing the National Press Club this week, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said President Barack Obama will take “aggressive executive action” on immigration, and our friend Tony Lee was there to cover it.

Perez, who is reportedly on the short list to be Obama’s next attorney general, said the country needed to “fix our broken immigration system” with comprehensive amnesty legislation that is “big and bold” to ensure that there is “shared prosperity,” which he said is a goal of his Labor Department.

While “shared prosperity” sounds an awful lot like Karl Marx’s “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs,” or perhaps “The Preservation of Livelihood Law” and “The Fair Share Law” from one of the more depressing chapters Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, what it means in Obama-speak is an illegal executive amnesty for illegal aliens.

Obama and Perez are aggressive advocates of amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders even though Lee points out in his coverage of the Perez speech that the Congressional Budget Office determined that comprehensive amnesty legislation would lower the wages of American workers.

The Democratic Party has long portrayed itself as taking the same place in the American political marketplace as do the Labor parties of Europe – but the policies that today’s Democratic Party advocates, especially its embrace of amnesty and benefits for illegal aliens, bear little relationship to the day-to-day concerns of working Americans.

Today’s workers are starting to catch on that the Party of Amnesty is not the working man’s friend for one simple reason – they see the evidence in their own stagnant wages and bleak economic prospects.

Today, despite President Obama and his Democratic Party allies trying to blue sky the numbers, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.

• Sessions Electing NH’s Scott Brown ‘where We Make Stand’ To Obama’s Executive Amnesty — BREITBART

• Fact Check Jeanne Shaheen Lies About Senate Immigration Bill — BREITBART

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Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

| President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.

The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.

Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.

The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.

• Bombshell Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder’s Changing Fast and Furious Testimony to Congress — TOWNHALL

• Eric Holder’s wife wins ‘executive privilege’ for ‘Fast and Furious,’ watchdog says — WASHINGTON TIMES

• White House Ask DOJ About What’s in The Fast and Furious Documents Covered By Obama’s Executive Privilege — TOWNHALL

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Naive Immigration Policy Is a Existential Threat

TOWNHALL | With planes being grounded in my home state of Ohio and hospital workers in Texas contracting Ebola, Americans now have stark examples of the danger of President Barack Obama’s policies.

Obama has refused to impose a travel ban on flights from Ebola-stricken African countries for political reasons. He does not want to quarantine people who have been in those regions during the past month because it would hurt the already fledgling prospects of Democrats during this midterm election. Our Campaigner-in-Chief is now dangerously derelict in his official duties.

But this weakness on a Ebola travel ban is simply an extension of his larger, pro-amnesty, open border position. While promising voters in 2008 that he would secure the border, it is clear that not only is the border not a priority, but Obama is promising to use an executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in this country. In addition, not only are deportations down 15 percent this calendar year, the Obama administration is already secretly preparing to print permits for approximately 11 million illegal immigrants.

The President is acutely aware that the more impoverished immigrants come to America, the more muscle Democrats have to expand social welfare programs and ensure electoral victories. But at what cost?

• DHS auditor It’s not your imagination, we aren’t prepared for a pandemic — HOT AIR

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Census Bureau: California Number One in Poverty

CAPS | How much longer California can continue to import poverty before it wakes up to and acknowledges the reality on the ground is anyone’s guess. But the day of reckoning has to be drawing closer.

According to an alternative method of gauging poverty that the Census Bureau developed, California ranks highest among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Last week, the bureau published its latest report which found that 8.9 million Californians, about 24 percent of the state’s total population, live in poverty. Two other nonprofit research organizations, the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, have analyzed the same data and drew similar conclusions as the Census Bureau.

The poverty statistics can hardly be described as surprising. California is the most popular destination for illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America, most undereducated and unskilled. The aggregate number of illegal aliens living in California has steadily increased for the last three decades. In 1990, 1.5 million illegal immigrants lived in California. By 2000 and 2010, the total reached 2.5 and 2.8 million, respectively.

• Billion-Dollar Firm Pays Illegal Alien Workers $1.21 an Hour — CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES

• Oregon’s farmers could hold key to granting driver licenses to undocumented immigrants — FOX NEWS LATINO

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Clandestine Graves With Bodies Found Near Town of Missing Students

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE | MEXICO CITY – Six clandestine graves containing human remains have been found near the Mexican town were 43 students went missing after an altercation with police a month ago, sources said.

The graves were discovered by members of a local self-defense organization at a site called Monte Hored in Guerrero state, a lawyer for the group told Efe by telephone.

Five of the graves contain human remains and the sixth was empty “and you could see it was ready to be used,” attorney Manuel Vazquez said.

“They found hair, human remains (and) around the site were clothes with blood stains, uniforms like those worn by high school students, shoes, blankets and beer bottles,” he said.

The graves were found 1.5 km (1 mile) from four graves discovered October 16 and from which bodies were recovered, but they did not belong to the students.

On the night of September 26, police in the town of Iguala fired shots at a group of Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School trainee teachers. Six people were killed and 25 others wounded in the incident, after which the students were seen being led away by police.

They have been missing ever since.

• More clandestine graves found in Iguala — BORDERLAND BEAT

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Nine More Graves Found with Human Remains, Backpacks, Shoes, Pens — PROCESO

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Armed Men Intimidate Protesting Teachers — PROCESO

• Ayotzinapa I PARTICIPATED KILLING TWO — BORDERLAND BEAT

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Five Lessons From the Absurdities of the Ayotzinapa Case — CNN MEXICO

• The Hell of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico — LA JORNADA

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American Veteran News 10.25.14

MOH Recipient To Parachute In, Then Run Marine Corps Marathon

• A&E Unleashes the ‘Dogs of War’

• American Legion raises money to send WWII veteran home

• Maine woman finds album of her family’s WWII sacrifice

• National Medal of Honor Museum on track to break ground in 2015

• Purple heart ceremony for WWI veteran

• Retiree COLA Set for 2015

• ‘TSD’ Army researchers want new diagnosis for trauma-associated sleep disorders

• VA removes Alabama medical director at center of scandal

• Veterans Day ceremony in Birmingham memorializes soldiers who died while serving

• Veterans get free admission to Colonial Williamsburg Nov. 7-11

• Veterans have created a housing boom

• Vietnam Vet Told He’s Flying Too Many American Flags at His Business

• Vietnam Veterans of U.S. Secret Army in Laos Urge Congress to Act

• WWI love letters from a Hubbards boy to the girl he left behind

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Boehner Rips Obama for Withholding “the Truth” From the American People

BREITBART | The Obama administration is trying to keep the truth from the American people about what it has planned on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner’s office declared Thursday, in part citing Breitbart News’ reporting on the administration’s quiet preparations for a “surge” of immigrant IDs.

“Obama Administration Hiding the Truth about Immigration Actions,” a Speaker’s office memo authored by Boehner spokesman Matt Wolking reads.

“After delaying his announcement until after the election, President Obama promised liberal activists he will go around Congress and grant amnesty by executive action ‘between the November elections and the end of the year.’” Wolking wrote. “In response, Speaker Boehner denounced the president’s scheme to hide the truth from the public, saying, “The American people deserve honesty, transparency, and accountability,”

Wolking then detailed six recent news instances in which the Obama administration has actively attempted to keep Americans ignorant of its immigration failures and plans to circumvent Congress to enact unilateral amnesty.

Among the six incidents he highlighted are reports the Obama administration has refused to disclose whether it has rolled back prosecutions of first-time border crossers; how many Central American family units have been released into the interior of the United States as well as how many reported back to officials; or details about what the administration is planning in the way of executive actions.

Further, the post notes that the administration was recently caught in a falsehood regarding the criminal records of the 2,200 people released from immigration detention last year.

“As it actively undermines the safety and security of U.S. families, it’s understandable that the Obama administration would want to keep its actions a secret. But Americans have a right to know the truth – not to mention secure borders that actually mean something,” Wolking added.

Read the full memo:

Obama Administration Hiding the Truth about Immigration Actions

October 23, 2014 ‘ Matt WolkingView Online

After delaying his announcement until after the election, President Obama promised liberal activists he will go around Congress and grant amnesty by executive action “between the November elections and the end of the year.”

In response, Speaker Boehner denounced the president’s scheme to hide the truth from the public, saying, “The American people deserve honesty, transparency, and accountability.”

The Obama administration must disagree, however, because it’s clear from recent news reports that it is going to great lengths to keep the American people in the dark:

• “The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety. … Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said … that he had been informed that federal prosecutors in Yuma are no longer going after first offenders. But the government has been completely silent on the issue. Public affairs officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Justice Department and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have all refused to answer questions about whether the program has been scaled back. Brett Worsencroft, president of the Border Patrol union for Yuma Sector border agents, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office has in fact ended prosecutions of first-time offenders. … Getting rid of prosecutions for first-time offenders is a ‘free ticket into the U.S.’ for those who cross the border without legal status, he said.” (Associated Press, 9/19/14)

• “An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates …. The Associated Press obtained an audio recording of Wednesday’s meeting and separately interviewed participants. … The AP reported in June that the administration would not say publicly how many immigrant families from Central America caught crossing into the U.S. it had released in recent months or how many of those subsequently reported back to the government after 15 days as directed. The AP noted that senior U.S. officials directly familiar with the issue, including at the Homeland Security Department and White House, had dodged the answer on at least seven occasions over two weeks, alternately saying that they did not know the figure or didn’t have it immediately at hand. The Homeland Security Department’s public affairs office during the same period did not answer roughly a dozen requests for the figures.” (Associated Press, 9/25/14)

• “[León] Rodríguez’s agency [Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)] will be front and center once President Barack Obama announces the executive action he’ll take on immigration. … ‘We’re going to be ready,’ Rodríguez said. … Rodríguez declined to elaborate when he was asked by a reporter to give more details on what types of preparations he is making.” (NBC News, 10/21/14)

• “The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services … published a draft contract proposal to buy the card stock needed to make work permits and Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as green cards. … The contract calls for as many 34 million cards over five years. … The administration has repeatedly declined to say what options Obama was considering[.]” (Associated Press, 10/22/14)

• “During the White House press briefing Wednesday, [President Obama’s spokesman Josh] Earnest laughed at CBS’ Major Garrett — among others — for questioning why green-colored paper is being ordered in possible preparation to give legal status to up to nine million illegal immigrants. … ‘Don’t be absurd with us,’ Garrett shot back. … Earnest ensued to refer the CBS News reporter to the Department of Homeland Security[.]” (The Daily Caller, 10/22/14)

• “New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records. The records … show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.” (USA TODAY, 10/22/14)

As it actively undermines the safety and security of U.S. families, it’s understandable that the Obama administration would want to keep its actions a secret. But Americans have a right to know the truth – not to mention secure borders that actually mean something.


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Obama Program to Enlist ILLEGALS Into U.S. Military “on Hold” — for Now

POLITICO | A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program.

Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist.

That means no applications have been accepted since earlier this month — leaving would-be Army recruits in flux as the Army sorts through the complications created by the Pentagon’s decision to allow beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive into the program.

“It’s a major bureaucratic screw-up by the Obama administration,” Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve who first came up with the MAVNI program, said in an interview.

Immigration advocates on and off Capitol Hill had lobbied the Pentagon to allow young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children — commonly known as Dreamers — to join the military. Congress briefly mulled including a measure to do that in the annual defense authorization bill earlier this year, but that legislation, pushed by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), blew up in the face of conservative opposition.

Instead, the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants shielded from deportations through DACA — the 2012 Obama administration directive — into the military but only through the specialized MAVNI program. Because of the skills required to enlist through MAVNI, such as a medical background or fluency in a particular language, it was highly unlikely that many DACA recipients would be able to join, experts said.

Even a change that only affects a small group of immigrants has created a bureaucratic headache.

Vaneet Goyal, 23, moved to the United States from India in August 2012 to attend graduate school at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He graduated with his master’s degree in industrial engineering in May and began taking preliminary steps to join the military through the MAVNI program.

But Goyal, who speaks Punjabi, was told by a recruiter and through an official Facebook page for Army translators and interpreters that MAVNI is on hold. Now he’s working at a company in Georgia until the MAVNI application process reopens.

“It’s been very frustrating for me,” said Goyal, who started a petition on the White House website last week that urges Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reopen the MAVNI program “immediately.”

An Army spokesman, Wayne Hall, said the Army anticipates MAVNI will reopen by late November to immigrants who would have qualified before the Pentagon changed its policy to include DACA beneficiaries.

“From the Army’s standpoint, the MAVNI Program is currently on hold while Army officials sort out final details on screening MAVNI candidates,” Hall said in an email. “Procedures to enlist DACAs require additional coordination (not limited to security screening) which is ongoing at this time.”

A defense official said it’s not yet clear whether DACA-approved immigrants would be able to apply by late November.

One powerful lawmaker pushing the Pentagon to allow young undocumented immigrants into the military was Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who has sponsored legislation for more than a decade to give Dreamers legal status and was a member of the Senate Gang of Eight that wrote the comprehensive reform bill last year. Durbin also chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees funding for the Pentagon.

“Our office has spoken with DOD and confirmed that the program has been put on hold,” Durbin spokesman Ben Marter said. “Sen. Durbin is disappointed, and we are looking into the matter further.”

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Missouri Police Preparing for Grand Jury Decision

FOX NEWS | FERGUSON, Mo. – Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.

Police and protesters have repeatedly clashed since the shooting, which prompted a national conversation about race and police tactics. Images of officers in riot gear and armored vehicles confronting protesters have drawn widespread criticism.

Many protesters want Darren Wilson indicted for murder. Grand jury proceedings are secret, but legal analysts say recently leaked information about Wilson’s testimony to investigators may be an attempt to prepare the public for the possibility that he might not be charged.

• No ‘Hands Up’ Autopsy Destroys ‘Gentle Giant’ Narrative — BREITBART

• Some Liberals Backing Off Previous Statements In Face Of Ferguson Facts — DAILY CALLER

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USCIS Official: Obama ‘Absolutely’ Headed Towards Executive Amnesty

BREITBART | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agents are often kept in the dark about decisions by the agency’s top brass, but the president of its employee union says the writing on the wall: Obama is headed toward issuing a major executive amnesty.

“Absolutely this is what they must be doing,” Kenneth Palinkas president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, said in an interview with Breitbart News Thursday when asked if a recent USCIS solicitation seeking material for millions of new immigrant documents indicates that the Obama administration is laying the groundwork to move forward with plans to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.

“Absolutely, no doubt,” added Palinkas, who has been outspoken in his opposition to the Senate immigration bill and amnesty.

• Angst grows over Obama’s plans for amnesty — THE HILL

• Exec Amnesty Endangers Foreign Kids, ‘Makes No Sense’ — BREITBART

• New York High School Under Investigation For Turning Away Illegal Alien Minors — BREITBART

• Conservatives: Obama intends to legalize status of millions of undocumented — FOX NEWS LATINO

• Obama Administration Lets DREAMers Leave And Re-Enter Country — VDARE

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