Sen. Rubio, ‘You Know Nothing About Our Border’: Arizona Sheriff Hammers Immigration

THE BLAZE | SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform.

Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffickers has amassed weapons, technology and small armies of death; threatening not only the stability of Mexico but U.S. national security as well. He works closely with DEA, FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement but the system is not perfect.

Sitting at a local eatery under the shadow of the Huachuca Mountains, he questioned how much time, if any, the law makers who drafted SB 774 – known as the ”Gang of Eight” bill — had actually spent on the border. Dannels, along with residents living on the Southwest border and local senior law enforcement officials told TheBlaze on a recent trip to Arizona that they were left out of the decision making process on border security. They say the Gang of Eight bill just isn’t good enough when it comes to addressing the complex security issues they deal with every day.

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Rubio the Appeaser

NRO | This morning Senator Rubio again made the argument that I mentioned the other day, that Congress needs to pass an amnesty to prevent President Obama from just amnestying all the illegals administratively without giving any enforcement in return. As he told a Florida radio station:

I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order like he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen. Now, we won’t get an E-Verify, we won’t get any border security. But he’ll legalize them.

Rubio seems to assume the president has the legal authority to do this, which he most certainly does not. But maintaining the separation of powers and preventing even more concentration of power in the First Citizen would require a Congress that zealously defends its constitutional prerogatives. Unfortunately, most members of that body are either pusillanimous Republicans or Democrats willing to cut down any law that stands in their way. The problem here isn’t even the specific strictures in the Constitution; it’s the very concept of constitutionalism itself.

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• Rubio: Congress Inaction On Immigration Would Pave Way For Mass Amnesty – FOX NEWS LATINO

• Marco Rubio returns on immigration reform – POLITICO

• Rubio Spends ’60 Seconds’ On Immigration In 35-minute Speech – BREITBART

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Obama Will Sign UN Gun Treaty While Congress Is on Vacation

AMMO LAND | BELLEVUE, WA – You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.”

This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August!

These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we can demand they must not ratify the UN Gun Treaty once Obama signs it.

We CAN stop this international treaty from reaching American soil by killing it the United States Senate. The U.S Senate must ratify an international treaty for it to be effective. They would need 67 votes to ratify the treaty. Reach every U.S. Senator at their home office; tell them you do not want this treaty in OUR United States!

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Democrats Release Manual on How to Lie About Gun Control

WND | Democratic strategists have drafted a how-to manual on manipulating the public’s emotions toward gun control in the aftermath of a major shooting.

“A high-profile gun-violence incident temporarily draws more people into the conversation about gun violence,” asserts the guide. “We should rely on emotionally powerful language, feelings and images to bring home the terrible impact of gun violence.”

The 80-page document titled “Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging,” also urges gun-control advocates use images of frightening-looking guns and shooting scenes to make their point.

“The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak,” the guide insists. “The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts.”

Apparently, as President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

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More RINOS Join the Amnesty Herd

DAILY CALLER | With Congress out of town for five weeks, many predicted that immigration reform would fall by the wayside, but back at home, several Republican congressmen have voiced support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

In discussions with constituents at town halls and in interviews with news media, several Republican members of the House have indicated a willingness to support a pathway to citizenship proposed in the Senate immigration bill that passed in June — something that had been a major sticking point as House Republicans attempted to craft their own piecemeal approach to immigration reform, after leadership opted not to take up the Senate bill.

Last week, Washington Republican Rep. Dave Reichert said in a radio interview with KVI that he would support a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally.

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How a Comma Gave Americans the Right to Own Guns

HOUSTON CHRONICLE | A recent poll suggests Americans will consider the gun debate a pivotal point in the 2014 elections. So we wanted to explore how Americans kept the right to bear arms in the first place. As it turns out, grammar is the culprit.

Take a look at the Second Amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

That little, red comma caused the Supreme Court to strike down D.C.’s ban on handguns, the country’s strictest gun control law to date.

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18 Little-Known Gun Facts That Prove That Guns Make Us Safer

RIGHT SIDE NEWS | The American people deserve to know the truth about gun control. Passing strict gun control laws will not make us all safer. In fact, as you Glock-Photo-by-SoCalBrandon-300x300will read about below, even a study conducted at Harvard found that the more guns a nation has the less crime it tends to have.

In other words, there is a very strong positive correlation between more guns and less crime. This is the exact opposite of what the mainstream media would have us believe, but it makes sense. You see, the reality is that criminals really, really, really don’t want to get shot. When you pass strict gun control laws, you take the fear of getting shot away and criminals tend to flourish. Just look at what is going on in America today.

The places with the highest crime rates are the major cities where strict gun control laws have been passed. In some of those cities the police are so overwhelmed that they have announced that they simply won’t even bother responding to certain kinds of crime anymore. The truth is that the government cannot protect us adequately, and that is one reason why millions of preppers are arming themselves and gun sales have been setting new records year after year

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Obama Can Find the $$$ to Helicopter His Dog to Vacation Spot but No $$$ for Air Force Project to Protect Earth From Space-Borne Threats?

MILITARY.COM | Is sequestration making the United States vulnerable to attacks from space?

The Air Force says it can no longer afford to scan the sky for extraterrestrial threats that could doom the planet, all because of the sequester cuts Washington forced on itself when it failed to rein in the exploding national deficit.
Called the Air Force Space Surveillance System, it’s “critical” to defense, the Air Force has said. By October 1, they’ll have to pull the plug.

“AFSPC/CC has directed that the Air Force Space Surveillance System be closed and all sites vacated effective Oct. 1, 2013,” states a memo obtained by Space News allegedly from the 21st Space Wing, which controls the system.

‘This is your notice to begin preparing the sites for closure,” the memo says. “A specific list of action items will be provided as soon as it is finalized. A specific date to turn off the mission system has not been established yet, but will be provided to you immediately upon determination.”

Commander of Air Force Space Command General William Shelton announced in April that sequestration necessitated the loss of one-third of the system’s receiver sites to cold storage.

Sources at U.S. Air Force Space Command declined to confirm or deny the report.

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Senator: Asylum Request ‘Abuses’ Should Put Brakes on Immigration Bill

FOX NEWS | Accounts that U.S. border officials are facing a surge of Mexican immigrants claiming asylum by using a few key words prompted a top Republican senator to call for the pending immigration bill to be put on hold “until these abuses are ended.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of the most vocal critics of the comprehensive immigration overhaul being pushed on Capitol Hill, said the surge in asylum requests “has exposed another grave flaw” in the implementation of federal immigration law.

Documents obtained by Fox News show Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of recently arrived families to relieve overcrowding at processing centers in the San Diego area. Some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts.

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• Sen. Sessions Calls On House To Stop Asylum “abuses” – HUMAN EVENTS

• US policy handling asylum seekers at Mexican border ‘unbelievable,’ ‘mindless’ [VIDEO] – DAILY CALLER

• Mexicans: Now They Are Claiming Asylum in Droves – VDARE

• Asylum Crisis As Mexican Nationals Overwhelm System – BREITBART

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The Scariest & Sickest Picture You’ll See for the Next 3 Years

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4 Articles From the Center for Immigration Studies 08.14.13

Asylum Antics

While media grannies are getting their knickers in a twist over the antics of a Missouri rodeo clown, a cascading, Mariel Boatlift-style immigration emergency may be brewing on the Mexican border. Fox reports:

A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S.


President Obama’s Immigration “Bipartisan” Sophistry: Part 1

Sophistry (soph·ist·ry)
1: subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation.

Supporters of the Senate’s immigration bill, including the president, have a simple response to the idea that immigration reform would benefit from a more careful and thoughtful consideration than it was given in the Senate: Been there, done that.

The president says that he doesn’t want the Senate’s bill to get “bogged down in endless debate” and demands action because “We’ve been debating this a very long time.” 

A New Immigration Policy Maker — John Sandweg, Acting Head of ICE

John Sandweg, 38, an Arizona lawyer and Napolitano insider, was recently named acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, following the resignation of John Morton whose extensive use of prosecutorial discretion led to heavy criticism.

Sandweg’s record would suggest that he will not seek to turn around the Morton legacy at the unit that handles interior enforcement of the immigration law and the department’s detention operations. 

Republican Establishment Swallows the Democrat Line on Immigration Reform – Hook, Line, and Sinker

Isn’t it interesting that both Democratic and Republican establishment types express great concern about the future of the Republican Party and that they both arrive at the same conclusion — the future of the Republican Party depends on granting 11 million illegal aliens legal status and a pathway to citizenship.

In the case of Democrats and others on the left, the feigned concern is clearly self-serving and disingenuous. 

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American Veteran News 08.14.13 (57 Stories)


• 60 years after Korean War, 62 NH veterans get their due
• 6,000+ Vets Homeless In Indiana
• Abe “Spotty” Lincoln and the Mexican – American War
• Adaptive waterskiing clinic brings Soldiers in transition out on water
• Authors to speak on Nisei WWII Veterans
• Aviation museum to honor veterans
• Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor Littlestown veterans
• Cambrians spearhead veterans rehabilitation program
• Certain veterans might be eligible for pension
• Coatesville VA gears up for mental health summit
• DoD, VA establish two multi-institutional consortia to research PTSD
• Generals honor MWSS-373 Marines for supporting homeless vets
• Hall Co. Board of Supervisors approve funding for vets home fight
• Homeless veterans honored in Las Vegas at Texas Station
• Hope Hospice Becomes a We Honor Veterans Partner
• House Hearing to Put VA Care Under Microscope
• K9s for Warriors Celebrates Veteran Graduates
• Last living Navajo Code Talker to share his story
• Looking Back – Sailor describes duty on Aleutian Islands
• Manchester veteran battles his memories of WWII
• Marion pays tribute to World War II veterans
• Medal of Honor Roll Call Joseph X. Grant
• Misuse of Alcohol Increases Risk of Medication Non-Compliance
• Montco man gets prison for stealing from disabled veterans group
• More veterans eligible for Minnesota GI Bill benefits
• Mystery NY Purple Heart to Go to WWII Vet’s Family
• Navy veteran John Ferron fighting to stay in the United States
• NJ town- Vets’ service dogs OK on boardwalk
• North Harmony To Hold Veterans Memorial Benefit
• Operation Open Arms needs our help
• Platform to Employment helps Minneapolis veterans find jobs
• Purple Heart found at Goodwill store finds its way home
• Reasons Why VA Loan Applicants Love The VA Appraisal Process
• Remembrance service to be held for 68th anniversary of VJ Day
• Salisbury Family Says Vietnam Veteran Denied VA Benefits
• Salute to Veterans Event Helps Vets Start their Own Business
• Song-and-dance program serenades World War II vets
• Unexpected death of veteran at Roseburg VA hospital sparks investigation
• VA Awards $300 Million to Help End Veteran Homelessness
• Vet claims boss called PTSD victims ‘bunch of babies’
• Veteran arrested after refusing to leave home after foreclosure
• Veteran fights for in-state tuition to return to school
• Veteran’s Story- Military cook kept soldiers, sailors fed
• Vietnam War Veteran Wins Key Disability Claim Battle
• Voices of Valor-Travis Ray Ivy
• Warriors First charity run to benefit local veterans
• Washington group seeks photos of Vietnam veterans who gave ultimate sacrifice
• We Want Veterans to Share True Stories of the VA
• When to Lock Your VA Rate
• WWII veteran back on the road again, on a new bike
• WWII Veterans Accept Gratitude at American Legion Ceremony
• WWII veterans’ sacrifices should never be forgotten

Bruno F. Szymanski, 83, of Stuart, Fla., Marine Korean War Vet
Dr. Wilbur H. Foard, 92, of Manchester, Md., US Army Vet
Maj. Gen. George Wallace, 89, San Antonio, US Army Vet
Maryellen S. Niemeyer, 72, of Reisterstown, Md., Vietnam Vet, US Navy Nurse
Wendell “Dick” Harris, 90, Dickson, TN, WWII Navy Vet

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Despite Relentless High American Unemployment, Reps. Poe and Labrador Double Down on Worker Visas

CAPS | Many are the disappointments in the current congressional immigration debate. About two months ago, we learned that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) thinks that American workers just aren’t up to the task. In June, shortly after Rubio rejected a Senate amendment that would protect unionized American construction workers from illegal immigrants, an unnamed aide said:

There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.

Two weeks ago, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who we thought was an ally, held a hearing about the KIDS Act, an updated version of the maligned DREAM Act which has been defeated in various versions nearly two dozen times since it was first introduced in 2001. Of Goodlatte’s eight witnesses, all supported legislation that would legalize illegal immigrant youth and allow them to enroll in colleges at reduced tuition rates.

Now U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has teamed with Raul Labrador (R-ID) to double the proposed 200,000 total low-skilled visas included in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, to 400,000. Labrador practiced immigration law privately from 1995 until his election to the House in 2006.

Said Poe to The Wall Street Journal (August 2, 2013):

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• CAPS TV Ad Asks Why Congressman McCarthy Wants Amnesty And More Immigrant Workers, When Unemployment Tops 11% In His Own District – CAPS

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