All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Immigration’

Sarah Palin Ridicules Nancy Pelosi

We told you here previously about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s visit to a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. Pelosi tossed some blame at House Speaker John Boehner for what she saw as the impending demise of any hope of immigration reform in the U.S. anytime soon. “A few days ago I would have been more optimistic about comprehensive …

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Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received a Best Actor in a Supporting Role award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for his …

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100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House

The Houston Chronicle reports that more than 100 people were found in a “stash house” in the city this week. A stash house is a holding point for illegal immigrants who cross the border into the United States while they await further steps, perhaps meeting up with a relative or getting transportation to wherever they are heading next. The Houston …

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Chuck Schumer Pushes Drug and Immigration Reform

Lately, much attention has been brought to the plight that is heroin addiction here in the United States, with much unfortunate thanks going to the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a heroin overdose last month. The attention to heroin addiction is much-needed: Heroin abuse is the fastest-growing addiction in the United States, with first time abusers …

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Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea

Last week, John Boehner pretty much shut down any talk in the House of immigration reform until Obama earns the trust of his fellow Republicans. Boehner released his own immigration overhaul principles only a couple of weeks ago, on Jan. 30 during a House GOP retreat, which laid out a pathway to legal American status for undocumented immigrants. However, that …

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Maria Conchita Alonso Faces Backlash Over Tea Party Ad

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is receiving  backlash over her support of  Tea Party Republican Tim Donnelly. Donnelly is a California State Assemblyman known for his vigorous opposition of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. He is also the founder of the state chapter of the armed vigilante border patrol group known as the Minutemen. The fallout forced Alonso to withdraw from her …

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Obama’s Uncle Gets OK’d; Not All “Illegals” Get Deported.

President Obama’s uncle got the OK to stay in the U.S. Tuesday by an immigration judge in Boston. Onyango Obama ignored his deportation orders more than two decades ago but was given permanent resident status after he testified that he has lived in the U.S. for more than half a century. “He has earned his privilege to stay in the …

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Obama Interrupted By Heckler During Immigration Speech

President Obama was heckled on Monday by a young man during his speech on immigration reform in San Fransisco. The young man was calling on the president to stop deportation. “Mr. Obama, my family has been separated for 19 months now!” yelled a young man who stood with others behind the president. Obama continued to speak but the young man did …

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Virtual Kidnapping: Four Charged in Virtual Scam

It seems that virtual kidnappings are on the rise. Recent investigations led to the arrest of four virtual kidnappers from Mexico.  According to a federal indictment unsealed on Friday 8, the kidnappers were using telecommunication tactics to collect money from the people they could pick under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped while crossing to US illegally. In …

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Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required voters to present proof of their United States citizenship in order to vote in local as well as federal elections. The New York Times reports that Arizona has agreed to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling, even though the state has planned to join Kansas in the …

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Border Patrol Could Arm Predator Drones

The U.S. has been using drones to keep an eye on the border with Mexico for several years now. These drones have been doing observation only, letting officials know what is going on in vulnerable spots along the border. The purpose of the drone program is not only to catch undocumented workers sneaking into the U.S., but also to help …

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Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Releases New Pro-Immigration Ad

The immigration debate is heating up in Washington again as President Obama has asked Congress to put a bill on his desk before summer’s end. One of the largest proponents of immigration reform – Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us – is now doubling down with a new ad campaign. Central to the campaign is a new TV ad called “Emma.” The title …

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