“DREAMers” Threaten Obama: New Immigration Push Better Not Be a Play for 2014 Votes

BUZZFEED POLITICS | WASHINGTON — The children of undocumented immigrants, known in the capital as the DREAMers, warned President Obama Wednesday not to toy with them to score political points as he shifts the White House’s focus back to immigration following the end of the fiscal battle.

Cesar Vargas, executive director of the DREAM Action Coalition — a group known for high-profile actions featuring children of undocumented immigrants raised for most of their lives in the United States — said Wednesday he’s cautiously optimistic that House Republicans could be persuaded to take up immigration reform after seeing their poll numbers collapse through the government shutdown. But as Democrats and the White House geared up to take advantage of the situation, Vargas penned an open letter to Obama calling on him to focus on getting something done when it comes to immigration reform instead of spouting rhetoric designed to help his party’s chances in 2014.

Dreamers and the American people, however, especially Latino voters, have heard the same empty words and broken promises before from candidate Barack Obama and President Obama,” he wrote. Even during the shutdown, Vargas wrote, immigration agents have been working, “bringing [Obama’s] Administration closer to the 2 million deportations milestone.”

“We will not be fooled by your rhetoric again,” Vargas wrote. If Obama wants to talk about immigration reform, Vargas said in an interview, he needs to get serious about working across the aisle, even if that means upsetting leaders of his own party. He called on the president to “make phone calls to the Speaker and Republican leadership on immigration” and “not follow” what Vargas sees as a Democratic House “strategy to just make immigration a partisan issue to win more seats the next election.”

RELATED:

• They’re Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach — FOX NEWS LATINO

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Obama Puts YOUR Sensitive Medical Information Directly in the Hands of ILLEGALS

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES | In the ultimate insult to Americans, an illegal immigrant who proudly defies U.S. law—and encourages others to do the same—is benefitting from our tax dollars as a subcontractor recruiting customers for Obamacare.

The recruiters are known as “navigators” because their task is to help people “navigate” the complicated health insurance exchanges set up under the controversial law. A few weeks ago Judicial Watch reported the huge potential for corruption in the Obama administration’s navigator program, which has doled out $67 million to dozens of leftist community organizations throughout the nation.

Here are some examples of the types of groups that have received navigator grants from the government; an Arizona nonprofit called “Campesinos Sin Fronteras” that provides services to farm workers and low-income Hispanics; a south Florida legal group that will provide navigators in “racially, ethnically, linguistically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse” communities; three Planned Parenthood branches—in Iowa, Montana and New Hampshire—got a combined $655,000 to serve as navigators.

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ATF to Whistleblower: You Can Publish Your Book After We Do Some Redactions

TOWNHALL | More than a week ago, the ACLU sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms requesting the agency reverse their decision to block Operation Fast and Furious whistleblower John Dodson from publishing a book about the scandal because it would “have a negative impact on morale.” After receiving the letter, ATF changed their story and said Dodson couldn’t publish and profit from the book in his capacity as a working federal agent due to federal regulation, even though the outside work denial letter from ATF to Dodson never mentioned that regulation.

Now, ATF is saying Dodsoon can publish his book so long as he doesn’t get paid and after supervisors make redactions.

A U.S. law enforcement official familiar with the matter says the Justice Department, ATF and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will review Dodson’s manuscript and, after making redactions to protect sensitive law enforcement information, will clear it for publication. However, federal employee guidelines prohibit Dodson and other active agents from making a profit from their work in law enforcement, the official said.

Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012 after hiding information about Operation Fast and Furious through heavily redacted documents.

ATF has denied censoring Dodson despite denying his outside work request to publish. The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was murdered by illegal Mexican bandits carrying Fast and Furious guns in December of 2010, wants Dodson’s book to be published.


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American Veteran News 10.18.13


• 80-year old veteran has his military medals back
• A remodeled home and, hopefully, a new view of the world for veteran
• A Voice For Veterans – Hidden Wounds
• Auditor blasts Department of Veterans Affairs
• Belmont veteran couple get Home Depot makeover
• Cal State L.A. expands program for veterans
• Cop’s persistence leads to veteran’s stolen Meritorious Service Medal
• Hospital CIO Leads Effort To Train Veterans For IT Jobs
• Indiana “Stand Down” Event Provides Services For Veterans
• Investigation finds no info breach at Bakersfield VA clinic
• Killeen, TX Wounded Veteran Given Mortgage Free Home
• Maine Military Funeral Honors Program Has Performed 10,000 Ceremonies
• Minot Veterans in need
• Monuments Restored in West Orange War Memorial Park
• Nevada’s Women Veterans Face Challenges
• Painkiller prescriptions skyrocket, endangering veterans
• Paralyzed Omaha Vet Wins Vehicle
• Remembering our MIAs, POWs
• Respiratory Therapist Makes 7th Big Sky Honor Flight
• Tank at Johnny Appleseed Park will move to cemetery
• Top nursing leaders to discuss health needs of veterans
• Twinsburg Garden Club erects Blue Star marker in honor of soldiers, veterans
• VA halts new spending on criticized ad campaign
• VA Loan Q&A: What Is a VA Loan?
• VA Montana introduces horse-assisted therapy for veterans
• VA resuming normal operations after shutdown
• Veterans are flocking to college as wars wind down
• Veterans make the best cofounders of vet-tech startups
• Vietnam Traveling Wall receives special escort in East Texas
• Vietnam veteran to share war tale
• Volunteers help Ore. war vet with home repairs
• VSOs Use Shutdown as Case for Advance VA Funding
• Wausau Stand Down For Veterans
• WWII Veteran Finds Peace After 70 Years
• WWII veteran who witnessed atomic bomb test honored by governor

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Tea Party Preps for Fight With ‘Surrender Caucus’ After Declaring Moral Victory

WASHINGTON TIMES | The rowdy, stubborn species of conservatives who forced the 16-day shutdown of government and brought the nation to the brink of default can only see victory in their loss in the debt-ceiling battle.

They’ve got a new rallying cry, and a new moniker for their archenemy of establishment politicians and status quo government: the “Surrender Caucus.”

And anyone who dares think the latest crisis averted will end the cycle of budget battles, debt default threats and assaults on Obamacare should think again.

This renegade band of unconventional politicians already lives for the next fight — which has been kicked beyond the holidays to early 2014. And none of Washington’s traditional levers of influence seem able to divert them from the goal of fighting again.

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• Tea Party raises funds off GOP ‘betrayal’ — THE HILL

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If Obamacare Is “Settled Law”, Why Aren’t Welfare Reform, Stop-and-Frisk, Second Amendment Rights, and Deportation of Illegal Aliens “Settled Law”?

VDARE | Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a RepublicanNo major legislation has ever been passed like Obamacare—and I’m using the word “passed” pretty loosely.

It became law without both houses ever voting on the same bill. (Say, is the Constitution considered “settled law”?) Not one Republican voted for it—and a lot of Democrats immediately wished they hadn’t.

Historically, big laws have been enacted with large, bipartisan majorities. In 1935, President Roosevelt enacted Social Security with a 372-33 vote in the House and 77-6 in the Senate.



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Pro Amnesty Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) Warns House It’s Crazy if It Negotiates Immigration With Obama

BREITBART | Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), a former member of the House immigration “Gang of Eight” and a supporter of immigration reform, said on Wednesday that given how President Barack Obama has handled himself during the recent fiscal debate, House Republicans should not negotiate with him on immigration legislation.

Absolutely not,” the House should not go to conference with the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” bill, Labrador said in response to a question from Breitbart News at Conversations with Conservatives, a press event hosted monthly by the Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey.

“If the president is going to show the same kind of good faith effort that he’s shown over the last couple of weeks, then I think it would be crazy for the House Republican leadership to enter into negotiations with them on immigration,” Labrador said. “And I’m a proponent of immigration reform. So, I think what he has done over the last two and a half weeks – he’s trying to destroy the Republican Party. And I think that anything that we do right now with this president on immigration will be with that same goal in mind, which is to destroy the Republican Party and not get good policies. Like I said earlier, we agree on things on tax reform, we agree on things on entitlement reform, there are things that we are on the same page about and if he is unwilling to negotiate on those things I don’t see how he could in good faith negotiate with us on immigration.”

According to a Wednesday morning report from Reuters, President Obama told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language Univision that he plans a renewed push for amnesty the day after the ongoing fiscal battles in Washington conclude. “Once that’s done, you know, the day after, I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform,” Obama said. “We had a very strong Democratic and Republican vote in the Senate. The only thing right now that’s holding it back is, again, Speaker Boehner not willing to call the bill on the floor of the House of Representatives.”

RELATED:

• Raul Labrador: Immigration Reform Is Dead After Spending Showdown — HUFFINGTON POST

• Raul Labrador: Budget battle hurts immigration push — POLITICO

• Labrador: ‘It would be crazy for Republicans to pass immigration reform and go to a conference’ — DAILY CALLER

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Guns & Gear Reviews 10.17.13


Ruger PC9 Pistol
Caliber Carbine 9mm

Springfield Armory TRP
1911 (Close Up )

Kriss Vector CRB
,45ACP Carbine Review

Under Desk Concealment Plate

PHLster – ACCESS

WALTHER PPQ M2 – WHY THIS BECAME MY NEW CARRY GUN | DAILY CALLER — GUNS & GEAR | When colder weather rolls in, it’s time to wear a holster under a jacket. Also, I switch from a smaller carry gun to a more robust one. This year, I’ve chosen to train with and carry Walther’s newly released PPQ M2 in .40 caliber, with a 4.1-inch barrel. If you’re a James Bond fan, you’ll know that he carries a Walther PPK in a shoulder holster in several movies. In fact, he ditched his “lady gun,” a .25 Beretta auto in the movie “Dr. No,” and began trusting a Walther PPK in .32 ACP. However, Bond has shown the love to several gun manufacturers – many of which advertise with The WON – like Colt, Smith & Wesson, and of course, Beretta (in other calibers and models). Bond also carried a Walther P99. The PPQ M2 is a cousin to the Bond family of defense guns, in the family of P99s, but intentionally designed for the carry market and for those of us who like some of GLOCK’s features, but might prefer a smoother trigger and slimmer grip.

THE CZECHPOINT SA VZ. 61 SCORPION IN .380 AUTO (VIDEO) | GUNS.COM | Czechpoint USA is bringing a newer version of the Sa vz. 61 Scorpion to the American market, the commercial variant of the Škorpion Sa vz. 61 submachine gun. The original Scorpion is a neat gun, but most would agree that without the full-auto option, it’s mainly a range toy chambered for .32 ACP. This Scorpion gets an upgrade. It’s chambered for .380 ACP. With a generous 20+1 capacity, the .380 Scorpion goes from a Com Bloc plinker that only works reliably using over-pressure ammo to something more interesting and considerably more practical.

THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX SDP COMPACT ALPHA (VIDEO) | GUNS.COM | Have you seen one of these yet? You’d remember if you had. The Sphinx is one of those guns that makes a positive first impression. It is the latest pistol from the Swiss engineering firm Sphinx Systems and Kriss. The Sphinx SDP pistols are made in Switzerland and imported into Virginia. The gun comes in subcompact, compact and standard sizes (and all three are 9mm guns). Part of what makes the Sphinx unique is its construction. The slide and barrel are steel; the top of the frame (everything above the trigger and the grip) is aluminum; the trigger guard and grip are polymer; and all are finished in black (at least on the Alpha model), so the different materials aren’t visibly noticeable.

REMINGTON MODEL 783 REBATE AND GIVEAWAY, ENTER TO WIN | GUNS.COM | The new Remington Model 783 is part of a new generation of inexpensive bolt-action rifles that take advantage of modern manufacturing and computer-controlled milling machines to produce inexpensive guns with the accuracy and features that most people have come to expect from premium rifles and custom shops. While they’re not going to run circles around a truly custom rifle, they’re considerably better-performing than guns in the same price segment made using older machining techniques and designs. The Model 783 features a cylindrical receiver for ease of manufacturing as well as enhanced rigidity, part of what makes it smooth and accurate. The end result is a new series of rifles chambered for popular game-hunting cartridges that come in at $400 or less and pack in the features including pillar-bedded stock free-floating barrels, adjustable target triggers, glassy bolts and enhanced buttstocks.

ARSENAL BRINGING BACK THE SLR-107FR 7.62X39MM AK | GUNS.COM | Arsenal is announcing the return of the SLR-107FR, one of their most popular AK-pattern rifles. This is a straight-forward stamped-receiver AK with a folding buttstock chambered for 7.62x39mm and probably the closest any American can get to owning a real AK-103. The AK-103 is a select-fire rifle chambered for 7.62x39mm with a side-folding stock. It’s used by Russian special forces and anti-terrorist police units who prefer the .30 caliber cartridge over the 5.45x39mm AK-74M. It’s also manufactured for military export. It’s everything that the AK-74M is but chambered for the original cartridge. It features the lightweight, stainless steel heat-sheilded polymer handguard, the new-style flash-hiding muzzle brake and reinforced dust cover and works with your standard 7.62x39mm magazines.

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Pro-Mexican, Ultra-Liberal 9th Circuit Appeals Court to Consider Calif. School’s Cinco De Mayo American Flag Ban

FOX NEWS | SAN FRANCISCO – Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

Unpleasant verbal exchanges and altercations marked the previous year’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, 20 miles south of San Jose. So when students told administrators that trouble was a possibility because of the American flag attire, the students were ordered to turn their shirts inside out or go home.

They went home, and the incident sparked a national debate, prompting satellite news trucks to camp outside the school for several days afterward as well-known pundits across the political spectrum argued about the issue over the airwaves. Cinco de Mayo is observed by some as a celebration of Mexican heritage.

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Charges for the Parents? What Do You Think?

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Fired DOJ Atty. Sues: U.S. Ignored 9/11 Fundraising Evidence

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES | A respected veteran federal prosecutor got fired for reporting government misconduct involving a terrorism fundraising operation run by 9/11 hijacker Mohamaed Atta, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Eric Holder.

The complaint, filed this month in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is downright chilling. It outlines an alarming retaliation plot at the upper levels of the DOJ to oust an esteemed prosecutor who had received numerous awards for outstanding performance. Scarier even is that the feds failed to act on evidence that linked domestic fundraising to the 9/11 terrorists because it was uncovered by the Assistant U.S. Attorney under fire for exposing government wrongdoing.

The ousted prosecutor, identified only as John Doe in the complaint, led an investigation dubbed Money Exchange that uncovered evidence that Atta was raising cash for terrorist missions in the U.S. before 2000. Rather than focus on his solid investigative work, his bosses at the DOJ retaliated against him for refusing to sign off on an illegal search and seizure in the terrorism fundraising case. His superiors, George W. Bush appointees, approved the illegal search anyways and the prosecutor blew the whistle on the wrongdoing.

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Democrat Tool & RINO, John McCain, Attacks Real Conservatives

DAILY CALLER | John McCain took a swipe at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams Wednesday night.

During the interview, Williams brought up a statement Gohmert made last week at the Values Voter Summit claiming that the Republican Arizona senator supports al Qaida. Speaking at an event at the conservative conference, Gohmert referred to McCain as a “guy who’s been to Syria and supported al Qaida and rebels.”

McCain told Williams that it isn’t worth responding to someone who “has no intelligence.”

“Sometimes… comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence I don’t view it as being a malicious statement,” McCain said. “You know, you can’t respond to that kind of thing.”

A request for comment from Gohmert’s office was not immediately returned.

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Louisiana High Court Strikes Down ILLEGAL Alien Driver Law

ASSOCIATED PRESS | NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren’t U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status.

The divided court ruled Tuesday that the state law is pre-empted by a federal law that imposes similar requirements but carries a lighter punishment. The federal law is a misdemeanor, while the state law is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of up to one year.

Two of the court’s seven justices wrote dissenting opinions.

The statute was part of a series of laws that the state Legislature passed in 2002 in response to the Sept. 11 terrori

To OOV Contributor, AA, for this Story.

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Mitch McConnell Betrays America!

We all knew that Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was a despicable RINO and undependable in the pinch. We did not fully appreciate the evil that McConnell was capable of until he sold his very soul to the devil for $2 billion pieces of silver.

The issue was the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, the Obamacare train wreck, and the need for responsible governance. McConnell acted against all three in joining hands with Majority Leader Harry Reid to sabotage the courageous work of Ted Cruz and other real conservatives in the Congress.

As reported at the reference:

A conservative group is accusing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of including an earmark for a water project in the deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

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7 Articles From the Center for Immigration Studies 10.17.13

Immigration Problems Through the Looking Glass – US and Belize
By David North, October 17, 2013

Here’s the astoundingly modest claim of the Immigration Minister from the Central American nation of Belize:

And we do have some honest people in the Immigration Department.

Why the President’s Dual Track Immigration Strategy Failed, Part 2
By Stanley Renshon, October 16, 2013

Read Part I

The president wanted “comprehensive immigration reform”, including the legalization of 11.7 million illegal aliens. However, he was stuck because of the public’s deep skepticism about government’s ability and willingness to be serious about immigration enforcement. He therefore had to demonstrate that the public could trust him.

The president and his advisors hit on what they thought was a shrewd strategy to accomplish this goal. They would argue that because of budgetary constraints, the administration had been forced to set priorities and institute limits. That required them to concentrate their limited resources by focusing their enforcement efforts on America’s most dangerous illegal aliens. 

A Whole New Asylum Category?
S.744 invites “stateless” to the U.S.

By Don Barnett, October 16, 2013

White House Director of Immigration Reform Esther Olavarria reportedly told an audience at the September 19 Congressional Black Caucus annual conference that S.744 (the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill) has a number of “important provisions that have stayed under the radar, and we’d actually like to keep them under the radar … because we want to be able to maintain them as we go through the legislative process.” 

Principle of Immigration Reform: It Shouldn’t Take a Lawyer to Do a Visa Application
By John Miano, October 16, 2013

Last week I started putting down principles for real immigration reform.

For this week I state the principle that the immigration system should be simple. 

Implications of the Baby Hope Case for Immigration
By David Seminara, October 16, 2013

Twenty-two years ago, construction workers found the emaciated, naked body of a four-year old girl in a filthy cooler near the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City. Neither the child, dubbed Baby Hope by police, nor her murderer were identified until this past weekend, when police arrested Conrado Juarez, a 52-year-old dishwasher from Mexico who confessed to the sexual assault and murder of his cousin, Baby Hope, identified as Anjelica Castillo.

The New York Times reported Monday that relatives of Juarez, who police suspect may also be implicated in other violent crimes, knew he had killed the little girl but didn’t speak up because “many were living in the United States illegally.” The New York Post went a step further, reporting that Juarez himself is in the country illegally, working as a dishwasher at Trattoria Pesce Pasta in Greenwich Village. 

Of Course I’ll Respect Your Immigration Laws in the Morning
By Mark Krikorian, October 15, 2013

The core obstacle to amnesty is trust. Yes, it would reward lawbreakers. It would be extremely costly. It would createmillions of additional Democrat voters. But the stupefying sums of corporate money pushing the Schumer-Rubio amnesty could drown out these concerns if not for one thing: No one, not anyone anywhere, believes a new set of immigration laws would be enforced any more zealously than the old set, meaning we’d just end up with a new illegal-alien population a few years hence that Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio and Reince Priebus would tell us had to be amnestied. 

Illegal Alien Heads Obamacare Navigator Program in NYC
By James R. Edwards Jr., October 15, 2013

Now that the Obamacare health insurance “exchanges” are live, experiencing technical difficulties, and facing growing scrutiny for risking Americans’ privacy, Americans concerned about just where their hard-earned tax dollars are going might want to know more about Obamacare “navigators.” Hint: They don’t carry maps and compasses, and they aren’t carefully vetted government agents, though their groups are collecting millions in taxpayer money. Some of the navigators are illegal aliens themselves. 

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