Obama just made it easier for illegals to stay here.
He calls it a “hardship waiver.”
Homeland Security officials, who announced the change in the Federal Register, said the change only applies when an illegal immigrant has a family member living in the U.S. legally and who would be subject to “hardship” if they were separated from each other.
Under the current system, it takes an average of six months for the government to judge waiver cases, and illegal immigrant applicants are required to go home during that period. The new rule means the illegal immigrant can stay in the U.S. during the adjudication period.
“The goal is to reduce the time of separation and alleviate the extreme hardship to a United States citizen, as the law currently intends,” said Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
He said the new rules wouldn’t change who ends up getting legal status, but only lets those who are applying stay in the U.S. while those applications are pending. Those hoping to take advantage would still have to return to their home country to pick up their visa.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said Mr. Obama was “bending long-established rules to put illegal immigrants ahead of the interests of American citizens and legal immigrants.”
“Who is the president batting for — illegal immigrants or the American people?” Mr. Smith said.
Meanwhile, illegals keep getting arrested, released, commit more crimes, get arrested, released, commit more crimes, etc.
Santa Fe police expressed frustration on Wednesday as they said illegal immigrants who were arrested on various different charges are ending up back on the streets time after time.
Police said they’re frustrated that they keep arresting the same criminals over and over when there’s supposed to be a system in place to prevent that.
Mario Orantes-Munoz, 22, is a wanted man. Police said he’s accused of breaking into someone’s home and stealing two powerful rifles. In June, he was also charged with burglary. According to his records, Munoz is not in this country legally, and in June, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put a detainer on him.
“Somebody’s dropping the ball,” said Lt. Louis Carlos, of the Santa Fe Police Department. “These suspects have an immigration detainer, meaning Immigration takes control of them. And somehow, they’re ending up back on the streets of Santa Fe.”
When ICE puts an immigration detainer on an inmate, the Santa Fe County Jail director said they will hold that inmate for an extra 48 hours. ICE officials have that window of time to come pick the accused up.
The detainers are not always honored, police said, but it’s not yet clear where the loophole lies.
“We honor those detainers,” said SFCJ Director Annabelle Romero.
The jail director said she follows all proper procedures.
“They are held based on the detainer for a period of time, in which Immigration may or may not pick them up,” Romero said.
But that’s of no concern to democrats and MFCS like Obama who need more voters, illegal, dead, or otherwise.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the impacts of criminal aliens in our country on the American populace. While the US Median household income hovers around the mid $40,000 per year level, the GAO report shows that criminal aliens incarcerated in prison, single individuals, are costing a large amount in some states. California pays $34,448 per year per criminal alien. New York pays $29,523 per year per criminal alien.
While it is disgusting enough that an illegal alien could cost a good chunk of what an average US household brings in each year simply by coming to our country and robbing someone, the most shocking part of the report is that the number of those we are incarcerating is increasing.
Another shocking number: 68% of criminal aliens in federal prisons are Mexican citizens.
“Among the facts determined by GAO are: since 2005, the number of criminal aliens in federal prisons has grown 7%, while the number of SCAAP aliens in state prisons and local jails has increased 34%; that 50% of the criminal aliens studied by GAO have been arrested at least once for violent crimes like assault, homicide, robbery, sex offenses, and kidnapping; that from 2003-2009 the annual cost to state governments to incarcerate SCAAP criminal aliens increased 56% and totaled $7 billion; and that it costs the federal government an additional $1.6 billion a year to house criminal aliens in Bureau of Prisons facilities and to pay SCAAP reimbursements,” Congressman Steve King (R-IOWA) said in a statement.
“GAO also revealed that two-thirds of criminal aliens are born in Mexico, proving that we have to secure our southern border with a fence, a wall, and a fence. That would drastically reduce the ability of criminal aliens to enter the United States, providing needed relief to overburdened state prison systems and to taxpayers. We also have to do a better job of removing criminal aliens who are apprehended, and of preventing the re-entry into the country of those who are removed.”
In addition to the increase in criminal aliens, the GAO report also shows that three criminal aliens were given US citizenship after being convicted on terrorism related charges. That is a travesty and shows that our system is a total wreck from top to bottom. The reason it is such a wreck is because those who want illegal aliens and others in this country to continue riping this country off have fought tooth and nail to keep it as convoluted and uncoordinated as possible. They want loopholes and as much of a backlog as possible in order to give themselves a reason to push for a massive overhaul increasing immigration beyond what we currently allow in. If everything was running smoothly and laws were being enforced, those pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens or massive increases of legal aliens from countries or races they favor, would have no leg to stand on when proposing new laws.
Congressman King also pointed out several other informative and concerning things that the GAO report noted.
Since 2005, the number of criminal aliens in federal prisons has increased 7% with 54,718 criminal aliens incarcerated in 2009.
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Think about the unmitigated goal of promoting a barbaric system of laws that comes from having a Muslim in the White House. U.S.-based Islamic extremist groups like ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) no longer have to hide their real agenda of trying to impose sharia (Islamic) law on the U.S. Now they are even sponsoring a contest for it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is banning new hard rock mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.
The decision, announced Monday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, hands a victory to environmental groups and some Democratic lawmakers who had worked for years to limit mining near the national park, one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations.
“When families travel to see the Grand Canyon, they have a right to expect that the only glow they will see will come from the sun setting over the rim of this natural wonder, and not from the radioactive contamination that comes from uranium mining,” said Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the senior Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.
But congressional Republicans and industry groups opposed it, arguing that Salazar was eliminating hundreds of jobs and depriving the country of a critically important energy source. The area near the Grand Canyon contains as much as 40 percent of the nation’s known uranium resources, worth tens of billions of dollars.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the ban a “devastating blow to job creation in northern Arizona.”
McCain said the ban was “fueled by an emotional public relations campaign pitting the public’s love for the Grand Canyon against a modern form of low-impact mining that occurs many miles from the canyon walls.”
Why is a stinking congressman from Massachusetts telling the State of Arizona what they can and can’t mine in their own state?
Dem Rep. Wants DHS Investigated For “Sexually Abusing” LGBT Immigrants (idiots could care less about babies, old ladies, sick people, but damn let a gay be touched!!)
Why This Is Important After 4 years of marketing research, LEGO has come to the conclusion that girls want LadyFigs, a pink Barbielicious product line for girls, so 5 year-olds can imagine themselves at the café, lounging at the beach, brushing their hair in front of a vanity mirror, or shopping with their girlfriends. As LEGO CEO Jorgan Vig Knudstorp puts it, “We want to reach the other 50% of the world’s population.”
Marketers, ad execs, Hollywood and just about everyone else in the media are busy these days insisting that girls, the “other 50%,” as LEGO puts it, are not interested in their products unless they’re pink, cute, or romantic. They’ve come to this conclusion even though they’ve refused to market their products to the girls they are so certain will not like them. Who populates commercials for LEGOs? Boys! Where in the toy store can you find original LEGOs? The boy aisle! So it’s no wonder LEGO’s market research showed girls want pink. It’s the environment and the message marketers have bombarded girls with for over a decade because, of course, stereotypes make marketing products so much easier.
“Narrow stereotypes associated with pink and blue simply box kids in from an early age. But, raising healthy girls and boys is all about creating a wide range of possibilities and options for our children. This is why LEGO’s latest marketing campaign has parents so angry. The rainbow of colors and a range of options for young children to create the scenes they are most interested in is much better for them than feeding them a narrow set of stereotypes,” says SPARK and Powered by Girl co-founder developmental psychologist Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown.
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LEGO already has a product for girls. It’s called LEGO.
How many remember history and World Ware Two? Maybe Hitler was ahead of his time?
“This is a good move for MSNBC: Getting Buchanan off air is in MSNBC’s best interest, says Doug Mataconis at Outside the Beltway,” according to “The Week.”
AP noted in its report that Buchanan’s book includes chapters named, “The End of White America,” and “The Death of Christian America.”
The group’s (Color of Change.org, the group that is taking credit for the pressure that led to Buchanan’s ousting) outrage was prompted by the warning from the author of six New York Times best-sellers that the America that was founded and built by those who considered the Christian faith important is disintegrating.
Buchanan traces the collapse to three historic changes: America’s loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social and cultural collapse that followed that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation.
America was born a Western Christian republic, he explains, but is being transformed into a “multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.”
How about, “Dial 1 for English,” election ballots in foreign languages, demands for “rights” from illegal immigrants, and related issues? he questions.
The Anti-Defamation League jumped to join the attack on Buchanan, saying it had “grave concern” over Buchanan’s “anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant views.”
“It is especially disturbing that he continues to be given a platform to espouse his views at a mainstream network like MSNBC, where he is presented as a knowledgeable and respected analyst. Buchanan continues to show his true colors by espousing hateful, bigoted statements in his new book,” said Abraham Foxman, national director for the ADL.
Buchanan was a senior adviser to three American presidents, ran for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party’s presidential candidate in 2000. The author of 10 other books, Buchanan is a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of America’s foremost public affairs shows, NBC’s The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s The Capitol Gang and Crossfire.
The campaign to silence Buchanan conflicted with other opinions, including that of The Washington Post, which said, “Buchanan is a muscular writer, fully in command of the English language he feels is under siege. He is adept at linking history, statistics, and the writings of philosophers and economists to proffer forceful arguments.”
Added The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Buchanan is an honest writer who … minces nothing except an occasional opponent.”
And at The Washington Times, Tony Blankley wrote, “Mr. Buchanan … is positively fearless. He is also right.”
Amazon readers by a 7-1 margin were giving the book high marks.
There is no way anyone can argue that the ObamaCare waiver process isn’t benefiting Obama’s crony’s and supporters:
Documents released in a classic Friday afternoon news dump show that labor unions representing 543,812 workers received waivers from President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation since June 17, 2011.
By contrast, private employers with a total of 69,813 employees, many of whom work for small businesses, were granted waivers.
So it looks like most of the liberals who support Obama don’t want anything to do with ObamaCare.
Read the article here.
by Philip Shepherd, CNS News
In 2005, Michael and Chantell Sackett were working toward what many American families work toward, their own home on their own land, until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) halted their plans by declaring it a “wetland.”
On Monday, Jan. 9, the Sacketts and their attorneys will ask the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to not only restore the right to use their own land – but to break the absolute power the EPA has over protected wetlands.
The Sacketts, small business owners in Idaho, located a lot in the northern part of the state in a town called Priest Lake. According to court documents, the lot is less than an acre and is just 500 feet from Priest Lake on its west side. It is separated from the lake by a house and a road and has no standing water or any hydrologic connection to Lake Priest or any other body of water.
There are houses to the north and south of the lot.
The lot is located in an established residential area – a platted subdivision – with the required water and sewer hookups.
In 2005, after performing the necessary due diligence, the Sacketts purchased the lot for $23,000. They sought and obtained the needed permits to begin building their new home.
According to the Sacketts, shortly after they began laying gravel for construction, the EPA came onto the property and issued a compliance order without any notice, telling them that the land had been declared a “wetland,” and ordered them to restore the land to EPA’s liking or face $37,500 per day in fines.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest law firm representing the Sacketts, says the couple asked the EPA numerous times for a written statement describing what they had done that was in violation of EPA regulations. Finally, after seven months, the Sacketts received a letter detailing the violation that the EPA claims they committed.They say they were unable to locate their property on the EPA’s online wetland inventory.
Following the EPA “compliance” order, the Sacketts hired a private engineer who, following an inspection of the property, provided a report stating that the property is not wetlands. The EPA did not relent.
Read the article here.