Minuteman Project http://minutemanproject.com Bringing national awareness to the illegal alien invasion Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:10:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Big Bully NBC Underestimated the Public; Trump’s Popularity Sky Rocketshttp://minutemanproject.com/big-bully-nbc-underestimated-the-public-trumps-popularity-sky-rockets/ http://minutemanproject.com/big-bully-nbc-underestimated-the-public-trumps-popularity-sky-rockets/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:10:07 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9177 SOURCE — According to the media thugs at NBC, Mr. Trump may have “angered Hispanics and civil rights groups” with his candid comments about the reckless disregard for U.S. immigration law promoted by equally reckless politicians and their anti rule-of-law minions. However, NBC avoided mentioning how elated an overwhelming majority of real Americans and immigration […]]]>

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According to the media thugs at NBC, Mr. Trump may have “angered Hispanics and civil rights groups” with his candid comments about the reckless disregard for U.S. immigration law promoted by equally reckless politicians and their anti rule-of-law minions.

However, NBC avoided mentioning how elated an overwhelming majority of real Americans and immigration and law enforcement advocates were to hear a presidential candidate actually make a serious issue about a national dilemma that the Democrats and many Republicans have cowardly ignored, and selfishly encouraged, over the past four decades.

I think Donald Trump would be the long overdue catalyst for change our nation’s political representation seriously needs if we are to remain a civilized society and a global economic power.

How about Donald Trump as president and Carly Fiorina as vice president? Just wondering. How about some feed back?

That combo seems like a unique powerhouse…a powerhouse that would lead our nation back to the kind of nation we used to be proud of…that some of us even volunteered to fight for in combat…that most of us felt we were a part of…a nation that was once unified.

Jim Gilchrist, President, The Minuteman Project

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Ann Coulter: Trump Vilified for Truth Tellinghttp://minutemanproject.com/ann-coulter-trump-vilified-for-truth-telling/ http://minutemanproject.com/ann-coulter-trump-vilified-for-truth-telling/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:40:22 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9175 Ann Coulter deconstructs the media frenzy to demonize Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration during his presidential announcement. Coulter notes nothing in the media criticism resembles refuting the facts about illegal immigrants and their crime rates. Then Coulter drops the truth bomb on the illegal immigrant backers and their deliberate attempts to hide the scope […]]]>

Ann Coulter deconstructs the media frenzy to demonize Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration during his presidential announcement.

Coulter notes nothing in the media criticism resembles refuting the facts about illegal immigrants and their crime rates.

Then Coulter drops the truth bomb on the illegal immigrant backers and their deliberate attempts to hide the scope and scale of illegal immigrant crime:

In other words, the government hasn’t the first idea how many prisoners are legal immigrants, illegal immigrants or anchor babies.

But there are clues! Only about a quarter of California inmates are white, according to a major investigative piece in The Atlantic last year — and that includes criminals convicted in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, when the vast majority of California’s population was either black or white.

Do immigration enthusiasts imagine that more than 75 percent of the recent convicts are African-American? Blacks have high crime rates, but they make up only about 6 percent of California’s entire population.

A casual perusal of the “Most Wanted” lists also suggests that the government may not have our best interests in mind when deciding who gets to live in America.

Here is the Los Angeles Police Department’s list of “Most Wanted” criminal suspects:

– Jesse Enrique Monarrez (murder),

– Cesar Augusto Nistal (child molestation),

– Jose A. Padilla (murder),

– Demecio Carlos Perez (murder),

– Ramon Reyes (robbery and murder),

– Victor Vargas (murder),

– Ruben Villa (murder)

The full “Most Wanted” list doesn’t get any better.

 

Coulter then gives us the graphic details about the illegal immigration crime wave the media refuse to report.

The rate of rape in Mexico is even higher than in India, according to Professor Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas of El Colegio de Mexico. A report from the Inter-American Children’s Institute explains that in Latin America, women and children are “seen as objects instead of human beings with rights and freedoms.”

All peasant cultures have non-progressive views on women, but Latin America happens to have the peasant culture that’s closest to the United States.

 

The only reason our newspapers aren’t chockablock with reports of Latino sexual predators is that they are too busy broadcasting hoax news stories about non-existent gang-rapes by white men: the Duke lacrosse team (Crystal Gail Mangum), University of Virginia fraternity members (Jackie Coakley) and military contractors in Iraq (Jamie Leigh Jones).

 

In fact, the main way we find out about Hispanic rapists is when the media report on dead or missing girls — hoping against hope that the case will never be solved or the perp will turn out to look like the rapists on “Law and Order.” When it turns out to be another Latino rapist, that fact is aggressively suppressed by the media.

 

New Yorkers were horrified by the case of “Baby Hope,” a 4-year-old girl whose raped and murdered body turned up in an Igloo cooler off of the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1991. After a 20-year investigation, the police finally captured her rapist/murderer in 2003. It was Conrado Juarez, an illegal alien from Mexico, who disposed of the girl’s body with the help of his illegal alien sister.

 

Coulter concludes with this key truth:

No wonder the media is sputtering at Trump. He broke the embargo on unpleasant facts about what our brilliant immigration policies are doing to the country.

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Data shows 128 unaccompanied alien minors caught PER DAY in Mayhttp://minutemanproject.com/data-shows-128-unaccompanied-alien-minors-caught-per-day-in-may/ http://minutemanproject.com/data-shows-128-unaccompanied-alien-minors-caught-per-day-in-may/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:04:54 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9173 According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), approximately 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southern Border every single day in the month of May: According to the data, May was the month with the most UAC apprehensions since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 on Oct. 1. The monthly […]]]>

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), approximately 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southern Border every single day in the month of May:

According to the data, May was the month with the most UAC apprehensions since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 on Oct. 1.

The monthly totals of apprehended UACs have been steadily increasing since January, when 2,119 children were caught at the U.S.-Mexico border. Since then, another 2,388 children were apprehended in February, 3,131 were apprehended in March, and 3,275 were apprehended in April.

In total, 3,965 children were caught attempting to cross the border in May. It doesn’t seem like Obama’s Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program (CAM) is working:

Marketed as an effort to help Latin American children avoid the dangerous and sometimes fatal journey to enter the United States illegally, the program was set up throughout Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to reunite children living in those countries with their parents who live, many of them illegally, in the United States.

Children who do not qualify as “refugees” under the legal federal definition may be granted discretionary parole into the United States on a case-by-case basis.

The program was one of a number of sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system set up under an executive order by President Barack Obama last year. Under CAM guidelines, certain illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – including recipients of Obama’s executive amnesty programs — can petition for their children still living in those three countries to be brought to the United States. The process includes mandatory DNA-testing, a medical clearance, applications and an interview process, as well as some reimbursable fees and travel costs to be paid by the parent.

Since the program was first launched on Dec. 1, 2014, there have been 565 applications for the program as of April 23, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services annual Ombudsman Reportpublished on June 29.

During that same time frame, more than 13,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the Southwest border illegally.

CBP reports that 22,896 UACs have been apprehended at the border thus far in FY2015.

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Ted Cruz: Why Should The United States NOT Enforce Our Lawshttp://minutemanproject.com/ted-cruz-why-should-the-united-states-not-enforce-our-laws/ http://minutemanproject.com/ted-cruz-why-should-the-united-states-not-enforce-our-laws/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:55:02 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9170 GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz asks the question immigration patriots have asked for years: Why should the United States not enforce our laws? He asks the question directly to Jorge Ramos, an illegal immigration zealot who challenged Cruz on the issue in a recent interview. “I think rule of law matters,” the Texas Republican […]]]>

GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz asks the question immigration patriots have asked for years: Why should the United States not enforce our laws?

He asks the question directly to Jorge Ramos, an illegal immigration zealot who challenged Cruz on the issue in a recent interview.

“I think rule of law matters,” the Texas Republican said on Tuesday’s edition of Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.”

 

After the two volleyed the immigration issue back and forth, presidential candidate Cruz asked Ramos — an open advocate of legalizing the millions of illegals currently in the country — what happen to an American who crossed illegally into Mexico.

 

When Ramos admitted that Mexican authorities the American would be deported, Cruz slammed the ball for the win.

 

“So why should the United States not enforce our laws?” Cruz asked.

You can see the entire 18 minute interview below:

 

 

 

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Restaurant owners sentenced in wage theft, illegal immigration casehttp://minutemanproject.com/restaurant-owners-sentenced-in-wage-theft-illegal-immigration-case/ http://minutemanproject.com/restaurant-owners-sentenced-in-wage-theft-illegal-immigration-case/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:27:04 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9166 By Uriel J. Garcia, The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM)) July 01–Two brothers who own two Chinese restaurants in Santa Fe and Rio Rancho have been sentenced to two years’ probation for violating federal wage laws and ordered to pay at least $120,000 in restitution. Federal prosecutors have said that […]]]>
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July 01–Two brothers who own two Chinese restaurants in Santa Fe and Rio Rancho have been sentenced to two years’ probation for violating federal wage laws and ordered to pay at least $120,000 in restitution.

Federal prosecutors have said that Wen Ping Chen, 30, and his brother Wen Qiu Chen, 31, both naturalized U.S. citizens born in China, were arrested inAugust 2013 following an investigation into allegations that they were harboring undocumented immigrants and violating wage laws.

The brothers’ lawyers didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

Authorities have said the immigrants worked at the Double Dragon in Rio Rancho, owned and operated by Wen Ping Chen, and the Double Dragon II inSanta Fe, owned and operated by Wen Qiu Chen.

Prosecutors have said the brothers paid the undocumented workers in cash, with some of them paid $500 every two weeks for 60-hour workweeks.

Last December, the brothers each pleaded guilty to harboring undocumented immigrants and violating the federal minimum wage and overtime wage laws.

Filings in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque show that in October 2012, federal agents executed search warrants at the Double Dragon and a Rio Ranchoresidence owned by the brothers. Agents found three undocumented immigrants at the Double Dragon and another in the residence.

In May 2013, federal agents who searched the Double Dragon II and a Santa Fe residence owned by Wen Qiu Chen found five undocumented immigrants at the Double Dragon II. The agents learned that all of the Double Dragon II employees resided in the Santa Fe residence owned by Wen Qiu Chen.

The brothers were ordered to forfeit the Rio Rancho home where the immigrants lived.

Contact Uriel Garcia at 986-3062 or ugarcia@sfnewmexican.com. Follow him on Twitter @ujohnnyg.

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HURRAH! DONALD TRUMP CANCELS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH MACY’S OVER CENSORSHIP FLAP!http://minutemanproject.com/hurrah-donald-trump-cancels-business-relationship-with-macys-over-censorship-flap/ http://minutemanproject.com/hurrah-donald-trump-cancels-business-relationship-with-macys-over-censorship-flap/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:51:21 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9163 Dear Readers, The dirt I hear from a Macy’s manager friend makes Mr. Trump look like an angel compared to the Macy’s corporation. I commend Mr. Trump for severing business with Macy’s because of its “politically correct” support of censorship. Hypocrisy just never ends, whether its intrinsic in our nation’s newspaper journalists or corporate enterprises. […]]]>

Dear Readers,

The dirt I hear from a Macy’s manager friend makes Mr. Trump look like an angel compared to the Macy’s corporation. I commend Mr. Trump for severing business with Macy’s because of its “politically correct” support of censorship.

Hypocrisy just never ends, whether its intrinsic in our nation’s newspaper journalists or corporate enterprises.

I have asked my wife to stop shopping at Macy’s until such time as it understands that censorship and politically correct “revenge” is not in the true spirit of the United States of America.

Donald Trump will continue gaining more and more support from millions of Americans as he becomes the “victim” of a sinister and concerted effort to make him shut up and express no opinion about anything.

“Politically correct paralysis” is over, America!

Mr. Trump has my support. So does Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Florina.

Meanwhile, selfish Republicans, and RINO Republicans, dismayed at the growing popularity of these presidential candidates, will probably side with Democrats and other assorted anarchists who do not want to see America prosper through the 21st century.

Go Donald Trump! Go Ted Cruz! Go Carly Fiorina! Do what you all do best: speak your mind…in the tradition of the creators of the First Amendment.

Jim Gilchrist, Founder and President, The Minuteman Project
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Pregnant border crossers being detained more, longerhttp://minutemanproject.com/pregnant-border-crossers-being-detained-more-longer/ http://minutemanproject.com/pregnant-border-crossers-being-detained-more-longer/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:40:02 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9160 By Perla Trevizo, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Published: Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:08:00 AM EDT June 29–A clash between immigration enforcement priorities and detention policies means more pregnant women are being detained longer. That puts women and their babies at greater risk because of the added stress and sometimes inadequate medical care, say groups […]]]>
Published: Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:08:00 AM EDT

June 29–A clash between immigration enforcement priorities and detention policies means more pregnant women are being detained longer.

That puts women and their babies at greater risk because of the added stress and sometimes inadequate medical care, say groups that work with immigrant detainees. It also boosts the burden to the nation’s taxpayers if babies in detention are born at public expense.

“They have to have nutrition and medical care that tends to their particular pregnancy,” standards that can’t be met in detention, said Laurie Melrood, a local social worker and advocate who has visited with women in detention for years.

Officials with the Florence Project, an Arizona nonprofit that provides free legal services to people in immigration detention, said this year they are serving more pregnant women being held at Eloy Detention Center, about 60 miles northwest of Tucson. Those who are eligible for release are being given high bond amounts, usually exceeding $10,000, Florence Project officials said.

The Eloy center has always held pregnant women, but most of them were released once Immigration and Customs Enforcement knew they were pregnant, Melrood said. But now recent arrivals are considered a top priority for immigration enforcement and are being detained.

“The trend seems to be to keep them as long as possible,” Melrood said.

As of June 25, ICE said there were 12 pregnant women at Eloy. All of them met the agency’s enforcement priorities, ICE said.

“Decisions for humanitarian release — stemming from various medical conditions, including pregnancy — are based on the merits of each case, the factual information provided to the agency, the potential threat to public health and safety, and the totality of the individual’s circumstances,” Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, an Arizona ICE spokeswoman, said in a written statement.

Falling into gray area

Nearly 70,000 people — mostly Central American mothers with their children — arrived at the border last fiscal year.

At first many of them were processed and dropped off at bus stations in places such as Tucson and Phoenix and with a notice to appear before an immigration official at their final destination.

But citing a need to deter others from making the dangerous journey north, the administration opened more family detention centers in Texas. At the same time, a Department of Homeland Security memo issued in November made people caught at the border a top priority for deportation.

While people caught at the border who don’t qualify for asylum are a priority for removal, the memo says that, “absent extraordinary circumstances or the requirement of mandatory detention,” field office directors should not detain pregnant or nursing women or the elderly.

The detention of pregnant women caught at the border falls into the gray area of ICE policies, said Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the Migration Policy Institute’s immigration policy program.

“DHS policies seek to balance two competing enforcement objectives,” he said.

Also, more than 80 percent of the border removals are expedited or a reinstatement of a previous deportation, Rosenblum said, which would make them mandatory detainees.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday shifts to the practice of detaining families.

“In short, once a family has established eligibility for asylum or other relief under our laws, long-term detention is an inefficient use of our resources and should be discontinued,” Johnson said.

The agency also will release some families on bond or other conditions if they have a reasonable fear of persecution in their home countries. Bond amounts will be set “at a level that is reasonable and realistic, taking into account ability to pay, while also encompassing risk of flight and public safety.”

DHS did not respond to questions about whether this applies to pregnant women.

Stress and distrust

The November memo made it clear that vulnerable populations should not be detained, said Katharina Obser, who monitors detention conditions, among other things, as a program officer with the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Last year, Fusion, a partnership between Univision and ABC, said ICE had detained nearly 600 pregnant women over a two-year period, even after the agency had said it didn’t detain pregnant women.

“We’ve heard reports that pregnant women seeking asylum or other protection in the United States might choose deportation rather than waiting for their case to be resolved because they feel they have no other choice,” Obser said.

Detaining pregnant women “is an especially inappropriate use of detention,” she said.

Advocates and former detainees report women miscarrying, and inadequate nutrition and health care inside immigration detention facilities, which are usually run by private corporations.

ICE officials say they can accommodate special diets to include extra calories, fruits and vegetables if approved by the dietitian and health personnel at the facility.

“ICE takes seriously the health and welfare of those in our custody,” Pitts O’Keefe said. “The agency is committed to ensuring all individuals in its detention facilities receive timely and appropriate medical screenings and treatment.”

Lisbeth, a 23-year-old from Honduras, spent the first four months of her pregnancy inside the Eloy Detention Center. She asked to be identified by her middle name because she has a pending asylum case.

She didn’t know she was pregnant when she arrived at the center early in November. The first pregnancy test, which women of child-bearing age get when they are processed, was negative.

ICE’s detention standards say pregnant detainees are supposed to have access to routine or specialized prenatal care, counseling, prenatal vitamins, counseling on nutrition and exercise. They should not be restrained, “absent truly extraordinary circumstances.”

But Lisbeth said her food was often spoiled, the bread uncooked and she rarely got fruits or vegetables. She said she told an official at Eloy who said, “Ma’am, if you don’t like it, you can throw it away.”

She did see a doctor for monthly check-ups, but said she distrusted the medical care. At least two women had miscarriages during the time she was there, including a woman who was eight months pregnant. Doctors had insisted everything was fine, Lisbeth said.

“I would sleep all day,” she said, “and ask God to give my baby strength to stay inside of me.”

Karla, 24 and also from Honduras, arrived at Eloy 2 ƒ months pregnant. She asked to be identified only by her first name because she fled her former partner who is a gang member and has a pending asylum claim.

She was on bed rest for nearly two weeks, but her meals were not always brought to her, she said. She told a doctor about it and he said he would notify staff.

Pregnant women were given prenatal vitamins, she said, but the women thought they were too strong and that they might be contributing to the miscarriages, so many didn’t take them.

She lost the baby about a month after she was released in February. She was five months pregnant.

“The doctor said the stress of being in there could have contributed,” Karla said, “but they couldn’t know for sure.”

‘A whole Spectrum

of alternatives’

After Lisbeth was caught, she wrote a letter to ICE saying she couldn’t go back to Honduras because she would be killed. She had just learned her 27-year-old brother was murdered around the same time she was trekking through the desert.

She passed the first hurdle to getting asylum, which is called the credible fear interview, late last year but her bond was set at $10,000 — an amount she said she could not dream of being able to afford.

She heard about the Florence Project and through them was able to get her bond lowered to $1,500, showing that there were people here in Tucson willing to host her and make sure she understood and followed the legal process.

If ICE is concerned about a woman being a flight risk, for instance, said Obser, with the Women’s Refugee Commission, they can work with local community organizations, as they did with Lisbeth and Karla, to make sure the person is getting access to services and to help them understand what’s required of them.

“There’s a whole spectrum of alternatives to detention for individuals like this,” she said.

When Lisbeth left Eloy in February, she said the doctor said she had a yeast infection, was dehydrated and underweight. Since she’s been out she’s gained about 50 pounds and is due to have a healthy boy later this month.

She’s going to name him Sadrac, she said, a Biblical name of faith.

Contact reporter Perla Trevizo at 573-4213 or ptrevizo@tucson.com. On Twitter: @Perla_Trevizo

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US Border Patrol Union Accused of Taking Sides on Immigrationhttp://minutemanproject.com/us-border-patrol-union-accused-of-taking-sides-on-immigration/ http://minutemanproject.com/us-border-patrol-union-accused-of-taking-sides-on-immigration/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:57:42 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9154 Michael Bowman June 30, 2015 3:56 PM WASHINGTON- Immigrant rights organizations are accusing federal agents and their unions of colluding with groups that advocate restricting immigration in order to sway America’s national debate on undocumented workers and immigration reform. In a report issued Tuesday (http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blurring-Borders.pdf), the Center for New Community(http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/2015/06/30/blurring-borders-collusion-between-anti-immigrant-groups-and-immigration-enforcement-agents) alleges some union officials and […]]]>

Michael Bowman

June 30, 2015 3:56 PM

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Immigrant rights organizations are accusing federal agents and their unions of colluding with groups that advocate restricting immigration in order to sway America’s national debate on undocumented workers and immigration reform.

In a report issued Tuesday (http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blurring-Borders.pdf), the Center for New Community(http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/2015/06/30/blurring-borders-collusion-between-anti-immigrant-groups-and-immigration-enforcement-agents) alleges some union officials and agents of the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement violate their duty to impartially enforce the law by working hand-in-hand with immigration opponents.

In doing so, the report says they “lend an underserved credibility to the organized anti-immigrant movement and, dangerously, assist its efforts to advocate for policies that malign immigrant communities and obstruct future immigration.”

“Should police be setting policy in a democracy?” asked Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center in a teleconference highlighting the report’s release. “That seems absolutely antithetical to the basic ideas of democracy. Police carry out public policy in a democracy, they do not make it. We are not East Germany, we are not a country run by the Stasi [secret police].”

Leak allegations

The report alleges multiple instances of federal agents and their unions leaking information to immigration opponents, and even appearing at their private events – practices that “call into question the ability of some to uphold their responsibility as stewards of the country’s immigration system.”

As an example, the report points to a recent Twitter posting by the Border Patrol union thanking two of its agents for providing a “border tour” to an advocacy group and “showing the truth on the border.”

The U.S. Border Patrol declined to comment on the report, and the union did not respond to a VOA request for comment.

Others were eager to speak out, including one of the advocacy groups accused of collusion, the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, which urges more-restrictive U.S. immigration policies.

CIS director Mark Krikorian scoffed at the report’s allegations. Far from denying contact with law enforcement officers, he defended agents’ actions as a well-intentioned check on what he sees as the Obama administration’s information blackout on illegal immigration.

“They are performing an important function in preventing this administration’s obsessive secrecy from stopping information getting out into the public that people need to know,” said Krikorian.

“The Nixonian pathology that permeates this administration causes them to prevent the release of public information. So we not only don’t apologize, but we are proud of the fact that we are able to get information that ought to be publicly available out into the public,” he said.

Charges of politicizing issue

As for taking sides in the immigration debate, Krikorian said it is the White House that has aligned itself with immigrant rights groups and attempted to squelch a fact-based national discussion.

“The activist groups complaining about this are proxies for the administration,” he said. “The administration is politicizing immigration information in a way that is outrageous, and all the information that we get is public release. This is information that, in an honest administration, would simply be posted to the Web.”

In the conference call, Potok accused CIS and other groups of thinly-veiled racism and a quest to preserve a mostly-white nation.

Krikorian said the true extremists are those who push for a dismantling of immigration laws and want to punish honest Border Patrol officers.

“At best they are ambivalent about enforcing immigration laws. At worst, they are hostile to them,” said Krikorian. “And therefore, people who insist on fulfilling their oath of office as Border Patrol agents must be exposed and destroyed, if possible.”

The finger-pointing comes at a time when immigration reform legislation is stalled on Capitol Hill and President Barack Obama is attempting to take matters into his own hands via executive orders, some of which are being challenged in court.

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Rubio: “I Do” Support Amnestyhttp://minutemanproject.com/rubio-i-do-support-amnesty/ http://minutemanproject.com/rubio-i-do-support-amnesty/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:48:02 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9151 GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio has been all over the place when it comes to illegal immigration. His latest position came during an interview with a local TV station in New Hampshire.       “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United […]]]>

GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio has been all over the place when it comes to illegal immigration.

His latest position came during an interview with a local TV station in New Hampshire.

 

 

 

“I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under control,” implement an e-verify system, and modernize our legal immigration system.  “After we’ve done those two steps, I believe the American people will be very generous but responsible about what you do with those that have been here a long time,” Rubio said.

Rubio was an original “Gang of Eight” member in the Senate pushing for so-called comprehensive immigration reform which would have included amnesty.

Later, he’s shifted away from the comprehensive approach and moved toward a piecemeal approach.  But his position on amnesty has been all over the place:

On the path to citizenship in particular, he has at times come across as deliberately vague. Back in April, when he was asked about the Obama administration’s DACA policy, which exempts those who entered the U.S. illegally under the age of 16 from deportation, he said, “I’ve always said that eventually that will not be the permanent policy of the United States. It will have to come to an end at some point. And I hope it comes to an end because we’ve improved our immigration laws, we’ve improved the way we enforce our immigration laws, so that future illegal immigration is under control and third, that we’ve been able to accommodate those people who have been in the country for a long period of time, especially young people.”

 

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Celebrities Encourage Illegal Aliens to Flaunt Their Crimes In Publichttp://minutemanproject.com/celebrities-encourage-illegal-aliens-to-flaunt-their-crimes-in-public/ http://minutemanproject.com/celebrities-encourage-illegal-aliens-to-flaunt-their-crimes-in-public/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:33:29 +0000 http://minutemanproject.com/?p=9148 A coordinated campaign by Hollywood celebrities is encouraging illegal aliens to publicly declare their crime and dare the U.S. government to do something abut it. Rather than conceal their identities and hide from law enforcement officials, those who came to the U.S. illegally are being asked to share their stories through videos on a website […]]]>

A coordinated campaign by Hollywood celebrities is encouraging illegal aliens to publicly declare their crime and dare the U.S. government to do something abut it.

Rather than conceal their identities and hide from law enforcement officials, those who came to the U.S. illegally are being asked to share their stories through videos on a website to help show what they do for the country.

 

And the campaign is getting help from some heavy hitters in Hollywood.

 

“The biggest risk already happened when you crossed the border,” said Cesar Millan, who illegally entered from Mexico long before he became known as the “Dog Whisperer” on the National Geographic Channel. “You might not have any papers yet, but you’re already a member of this pack, you’re already a person who produces and helps the economy of America.”

The organizers believe openly flaunting their illegal status will push lawmakers into granting them amnesty for their crime.

 

Mark Krikorian, executive director of Center for Immigration Studies, said the Obama administration has been so lax on immigration enforcement that most undocumented immigrants already have a broad reprieve from deportation.

 

“The whole concept of coming out implies that there’s some kind of risk involved,” he said.

Many illegal activists have already “come out” as immigration criminals and have been raised to the highest levels of mainstream media prominence.

Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines who rose to national prominence when he went public and ended up on the cover of Time magazine. Vargas is coordinating the campaign through a group he founded, Define American. The site allows people to upload their own videos outing themselves, and a mapping tool will let people see others in their communities.

So, if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is having trouble finding immigration criminals, they now have a website where they can be found.  Should make their job much easier if they intention is to enforce the law.

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