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Hanoi John Kerry Comes to the Defense of Mexican ILLEGAL Who Killed an American Cop — All in the Name of Currying Favor With Mexico
FOX NEWS LATINO | U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Texas officials earlier this week that the planned execution of a Mexican man convicted of killing a Houston police officer could do more harm than good, especially in regards to Americans detained overseas.
Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While being transported to jail, Tamayo pulled out a hidden gun and shot Gaddis fatally.
Now his case has attracted the attention of the State Department because of a judge’s September decision to set his execution for Jan. 22 and the revelation that Tamayo was not notified of his right to contact the Mexican consulate, in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Tamayo’s case was one of 51 in the U.S. – 14 of them in Texas – that the International Court of Justice, the United Nation’s top judicial body, asked the United States to review the judgment in 2004 as part of an examination of possible violations of the Vienna Convention.
A Muted Welcome, Please, for the Newest Nonimmigrant Visa (T-6)
By David North, December 13, 2013
What the world needs now is not another immigration-expanding, nonimmigrant visa class, but that’s what we have in the brand-new T-6 visa.
It’s another one of those government-created, chain-migration systems in which an illegal alien with a plausible story ultimately can provide legal status for his or her alien nieces and nephews; grandparents and grandchildren; not to mention children, spouses, parents, and the like — whether or not he or she has actually seen them face-to-face.
A couple of weeks ago, President Obama decided to go to San Francisco — a stalwart sanctuary city if ever there was one and a metropolitan area generally in tune with his weltanschauung — to talk about immigration. Apparently tired of the constant drumbeat of negative publicity about the failed health care website and concern over a number of other major policy issues, such as spying on American citizens’ telephone and Internet metadata, that have adversely reflected on the administration and caused Obama’s favorable standings to plummet in the polls, he went to his base for support.
Distinguishing Deserving and Less Deserving Legalization Candidates, Part 2
By Stanley Renshon, December 13, 2013
The question of how to implement a small grand bargain that couples legalization for some groups of illegal aliens with the introduction of serious and effective enforcement mechanisms starts with the question of which comes first.
Putting enforcement measures into place first makes sense in order to avoid past mistakes. Yet it also has the effect of helping to increase the level of support for Americans who would like immigration reform, but do not have confidence that their government has the will or ability to keep the problem of illegal migration from becoming an issue again, soon.
Much EB-5 Action: Mayorkas Advances, Casino Deal Exposed, Lawyer Zapped
By David North, December 11, 2013
There was much activity today related to the EB-5 immigrant investor visa: EB-5 booster Alejandro Mayorkas’s nomination moved forward in the Senate, an EB-5 deal in Las Vegas with political ramifications was exposed, and (to quote the Florida press) “one of the nation’s biggest EB-5 lawyers” being barred from practicing immigration law.
Distinguishing Deserving and Less Deserving Legalization Candidates
By Stanley Renshon, December 11, 2013
Deciding to go ahead with a small grand bargain in which legalization for some illegal aliens is coupled with real and effective enforcement is one part of a large three-piece puzzle.
The second part of that puzzle requires answering the question: Which, if either, of the two should come first? The three options are legalization in practice if not in final, official status first; real and effective enforcement first, or both together.
AZSTAR | DOUGLAS — Separated by steel bars that divide Agua Prieta and Douglas, participants in a cross-border posada Tuesday recalled Joseph and Mary’s journey in search for lodging — and the journey of all the migrant families.
About 70 people gathered on both sides of the border to celebrate the binational posada, where participants on the Mexican side asked for refuge in the United States. Community members and migrants taking part in the event sang an adaptation of the traditional lyrics where one group asks for refuge while the other declines until they arrive at a home where they are welcomed.
“It’s a reminder to open our homes, our churches and our community to those who aren’t from here,” said Mark Adams of the binational ministry Frontera de Cristo. “And by doing so we are welcoming Christ.”
WND | Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, considers 2013 a win for opponents of legalizing illegal aliens in the United States, but he fears a bruising fight in the new year against congressional Democrats and likely his own leadership.
In the wake of President Obama’s 2012 re-election and Democrats retaining the U.S. Senate, comprehensive immigration reform was considered by many to be as good as done. In May, Senate overwhelmingly approved the so-called “Gang of Eight” plan, which conservative critics immediately labeled as amnesty.
For King and other opponents of this approach to immigration reform, their plan was pretty simple.
“We formed a group in my office back in February to do battle with what was emerging from the Senate and what was starting to emerge from the House, against their amnesty legislation that was coming. Our goal was to get through the first month, then the second month and could we get to Memorial Day and then the Fourth of July, then Labor Day? Now could we get all the way to Christmas and we essentially have,” King said.
NJ.COM | TRENTON — Even though Gov. Chris Christie has vowed that he won’t sign it, a state Assembly panel today approved the state Senate’s version of a bill that would grant in-state tuition to some unauthorized immigrants.
The bill now requires a vote in the full Assembly before it reaches Christie’s desk.
The Assembly Budget Committee voted 8 to 4 in a party-line vote to approve the measure (S2479), which would allow unauthorized immigrant students who graduated from high school in New Jersey after attending for at least three years to pay the lower in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.
The committee had already approved its own version of the bill in June. But today it amended it to match the version that has already passed the state Senate. That version would make those students eligible for state financial aid programs.
BRENDA WALKER | On Thursday morning, the House Judiciary Committee took up the subject of Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders?
For Democrats and other friends of victimhood, providing an abundant welcome for the hard-luck cases of the planet is job #1. The Dems consider a cushy reception to be far more important than public safety from hostile characters, ranging from Mexicans claiming a “credible fear” (who may be cartel members) to head-choppy jihadists from around the Muslim world. The point is that more people are gaming the system because they are often successful, and there is no penalty for attempting asylum fraud.
The testimony of Ruth Wasem of the Congressional Research Service had several charts showing the rapid rise of asylum claims over the last year or two. Below is one example:
FRONTPAGE MAG| I don’t really accept the broader argument of this piece that Obama sidelined his second term by embracing gun control. That honor clearly belongs to ObamaCare.
But it is plausible that Obama and his Republican co-conspirators could have rammed through illegal alien amnesty while Republicans were still scratching their heads over the whole “the immigration system is broken”, “border security” and “demographic inevitability” sloganeering.
EXAMINER | On Friday, police in Raleigh arrested Leonardo Miranda Garcia, 25, after he reportedly raped a girl under the age of 13.
The arrest warrant indicates the alleged crimes happened Friday, but it did not say how he knew the child.
The state of North Carolina is currently experiencing a virtual crime wave at the hands of illegal aliens, due in large measure to the fact that all of the state’s major cities now have ‘sanctuary’ policies in place, shielding illegal aliens from detection and deportation.
The citizens’ advocacy group known as NCFIRE has identified the following locations assanctuary cities: Asheville, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greenville, Hillsborough, Raleigh, Pittsboro, Siler City, and Winston-Salem.
The website Sanctuary Cities, also lists Charlotte as a haven for illegal aliens.
Despite the overwhelming objections from the citizens of the Tarheel State, officials have gone out of their way to lay out the welcome mat for illegal aliens…
-Earlier this year, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison stood with the head of North Carolina’s DMV in announcing that beginning in May, driver’s licenses would be issued to illegal aliens throughout the state.
-In 2003, the Durham city council adopted a measure known as Resolution #9046 which prohibits police officers from inquiring into anyone’s immigration status, unless they are suspected of committing a ‘serious crime.’
The move effectively made the city of Durham a sanctuary for illegal aliens, a policy with which the city’s police chief Jose Lopez Sr. has repeatedly voiced his approval.
It should be noted that Raleigh, North Carolina is exactly 1,618 miles from the border town of Juarez, Mexico.
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