26 Aug 2014, 9:07 AM PDT
On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California.
According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico,” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He “nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States.”
By: Guy Benson | July 31, 2014
A new national survey conducted by the Associated Press suggests that illegal immigration and the border crisis could be morphing into major political liabilities for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Key take-aways:
(1) President Obama’s approval/disapproval rating on the issue (considered “extremely” or “very” serious by 67 percent of voters) is underwater by…37 points:
(2) Republicans are now more trusted on handling immigration policy, a 10-point swing since mid-May:
by Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse | July 23, 2014
Number of illegals that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens
Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.
They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren’t hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities. In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and someday our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government.
12:53 PM 07/11/2014
A prominent Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security seems to have two different interpretations of the situation at the southern U.S. border where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America have been apprehended.
“I disagree it is in devastating condition,” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said of what some are calling a “border crisis” in an interview Thursday with MSNBC.
“I think with now 21,000 border patrol agents is under control.” But her statement seems to contradict the one currently on Jackson Lee’s congressional website.
By Sarah Palin
Published July 10, 2014
President Obama was absolutely swamped the other night, staving off the munchies at a pizza party in the Mile High city, hobnobbing as headliner at numerous Democrat shindigs, collecting big bucks from big donors all day.
Whew. Exhausting. Especially exhausting must be trying to change pace and pivot through the fundraising parties, knowing they’re thrown by those much maligned “fat cats” (Obama’s words, not mine).
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POSTED: July 09, 2014
By: Gus DeSoto
Monday, my wife and I decided to go to a ‘Meet and Greet’ in downtown Prescott. We were very surprised to find a very well qualified and humble candidate in Christine Jones. Ms. Jones has roots in Arizona having helped establish GoDaddy as one of the largest internet service providers for business in the world. We found that she has an extremely good understanding of technology, one of the keys to the success of her campaign, so far.
Christine Jones is just what Arizona needs now to help us continue some of the work Gov. Jan Brewer has begun. While she is married to a military man, she has a solid understanding of business and law with regard to the issues facing Arizona. Jones is an accomplished CPA and Attorney, but moreover, she knows people of our state. She connects with people. She is well versed in the current problems we are facing, especially border security.
Christine Jones does not seem to be the “establishment” type as she has never held public office, but establishment candidates have really pounced on her with ads that are without reason, truth or cause. We feel Christine is a solid candidate to serve the people of Arizona and are hereby endorsing her as a candidate. She will help us tackle the problems we are facing during a very unstable period in our nation.
By: John Hayward
4/22/2014 08:59 AM
A battle line within the GOP is drawn a bit more sharply, as Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform group, declared on Facebook that he agreed with former Florida governor and possible presidential contender Jeb Bush’s description of illegally crossing the United States border as an “act of love”:
A few weeks ago, Jeb Bush made a statement that has garnered a great deal of attention. He noted that for some illegal immigrants, crossing the border could be considered an “act of love” because it was motivated by a desire to feed and care for their families.
I’ve been asked what I think of this statement. Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for having the guts to say it. Growing up here in Arizona, I’ve seen what motivates those who come here illegally. Sure, some come with the intent to do harm or simply to take advantage of our generosity. But many come to find work to feed their families. To lump everyone who crosses the border illegally into the same class is unfair and unproductive.
Published May 16, 2013
Posted CWN: May 17, 2013
March 29, 2013: People are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol near Falfurrias, Texas. (Reuters)
Hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records were released earlier this year as the Obama administration prepared for budget cuts, according to newly released data that challenged claims the program involved “low-risk” individuals.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the figures to two top senators, after a three-month delay and under the threat of congressional subpoenas.
Of the 2,226 detainees that were released in February, the department revealed, “622 have been identified as having some type of criminal conviction.”
A statement from Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., who received the stats, said 32 of them had multiple felony convictions. The department then “re-apprehended” 24 of those, the senators said, after realizing the “seriousness” of their crimes.
McCain called for those responsible to be punished.
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January 6, 2012
Hundreds of patients have been languishing for months or even years in New York City hospitals, despite being well enough to be sent home or to nursing centers for less-expensive care, because they are illegal immigrants or lack sufficient insurance or appropriate housing.
As a result, hospitals are absorbing the bill for millions of dollars in unreimbursed expenses annually while the patients, trapped in bureaucratic limbo, are sometimes deprived of services that could be provided elsewhere at a small fraction of the cost.
“Many of those individuals no longer need that care, but because they have no resources and many have no family here, we, unfortunately, are caring for them in a much more expensive setting than necessary based on their clinical need,” said LaRay Brown, a senior vice president for the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation. Under state law, public hospitals are not allowed to discharge patients to shelters or to the street.
Medicaid often pays for emergency care for illegal immigrants, but not for continuing care, and many hospitals in places with large concentrations of illegal immigrants, like Texas, California and Florida, face the quandary of where to send patients well enough to leave. Officials in New York City say they have many such patients who are draining money from the health system as the cost of keeping people in acute-care hospitals continues to escalate.
But even if Medicaid pays for some care, taxpayer dollars are ultimately being consumed by patients who could be cared for in nursing homes or other health facilities, and even at home if supportive services were available. Care for a patient languishing in a hospital can cost more than $100,000 a year, while care in a nursing home can cost $20,000 or less.
Patients fit to be discharged from hospitals but having no place to go typically remain more than five years, Ms. Brown said. She estimated that there were about 300 patients in such a predicament throughout the city, most in public hospitals or higher-priced skilled public nursing homes, though a smattering were in private hospitals.