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by ZERO HEDGE | JULY 30, 2014

Two weeks ago the head of the “most transparent administration ever” (perhaps to the NSA?), president Obama, told the common American to “not be cynical” and have hope. Today, speaking appropriately in an ornate theater in Kansas City, he had a message for republicans: “Stop being mad all the time. Stop. Stop. Stop just hatin’ all the time.”

Reuters has more:

“They’re not happy that I’m president, but that’s OK. Come on!” he said, gesturing as if to welcome lawmakers to a table.

“I’ve only got a couple of years left, come on, let’s get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president,” he said, chuckling.

This is taking place hours after it was reported that Obama, in a clear challenge to republicans, was preparing to announce a plan to deport fewer illegal immigrants, even as one of the biggest immigration scandals in recent years has emerged as the relentless influx of illegal immigrant of Central American children into southern states, something even Obama has acknowledged is becoming a problem.

So why the attempt to fire up a confrontation with the GOP?

Obama has been delivering variations of the fiery stump speech all summer as he tours the country trying to motivate Democrats – and wealthy donors – to get involved in November’s congressional elections.

His aim is to energize Democratic voters ahead of the elections in hopes of stopping Republicans from gaining control of the Senate, which would, when joined with a Republican hold on the House, could make it extremely difficult for him to pursue his agenda in his last two years in office.
One could almost accuse Obama – the most unpopular president since World War II – of taunting republicans to commence the impeachment proceedings that some of his adversaries have floated in recent weeks, in order to get democrats to “rally around the flag” ahead of the crucial mid-term elections.

What one certainly can’t accuse the president of, is taking responsibility. As AP reported earlier, in the endless feud over Obamacare, the latest scapegoat for the disastrous rollout of the website has been found.

And speaking of government, and thus capital misallocation and inefficiency, the GAO also reported that the administration has spent roughly $840 million on HealthCare.gov, including more than $150 million just in cost overruns for the version that failed so badly when it launched last year.

But as noted above, blame managers, not the president. From National Journal: “The Government Accountability Office says cost overruns went hand-in-hand with themanagement failures that led to the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov and the 36 state insurance exchanges it serves.

GAO’s report, prepared for a Thursday Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, details a long series of management, oversight and contracting problems that plagued the entire process, from risky contracting practices in 2011 through the botched launch last October…. the GAO says similar problems could arise again without structural changes in the way the government manages its contracts and spending.
Remember: whatever you do, don’t be cynical.


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July 29, 2014 7:28 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—For months, President Barack Obama said there were limits to his power to protect people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation. Now, he is considering broad action to scale back deportations that could include work permits for millions of people, according to lawmakers and immigration advocates who have consulted with the White House.

The shift in White House thinking came after House Republicans said they wouldn’t take up immigration legislation, which Mr. Obama and advocates for immigrants had hoped would create a path to citizenship for many in the U.S. illegally.

Mr. Obama already has offered work permits and safe harbor from deportation to so-called Dreamers—about 500,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The new action could expand those protections to their parents or to other sets of illegal immigrants.

Such a move would please many Hispanic Americans and immigrant-rights advocates, who have pressed Mr. Obama to use executive authority to protect illegal immigrants with roots in the U.S. But it certainly would anger Republicans, who say Mr. Obama already has overstepped his authority by expanding protections from deportation.

“Such unlawful and unconstitutional action, if taken, cannot stand,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said on the Senate floor this week.

An announcement is expected soon after Labor Day, an admin

istration official said. The White House said Tuesday that no decisions on new deportation policy had been made.

The matter is being debated as the administration also responds to a surge in Central American children crossing the U.S. border. In that case, Mr. Obama has taken a tough stance, saying that everyone who doesn’t meet narrow legal criteria to stay will be deported.

The border crisis doesn’t appear to be dissuading Mr. Obama from considering policy changes to offer a measure of safe harbor for at least some of the 11 million people already settled illegally in the U.S. After legislation died in Congress that would grant many of them a route to citizenship, he said he would “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”

Last month, Mr. Obama told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus he was prepared to take significant executive action, said Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.). The lawmaker said Mr. Obama suggested he would offer safe harbor from deportation to certain illegal immigrants with roots in their communities and family ties to U.S. citizens.

In a series of meetings with immigration advocates, faith leaders and experts, senior White House officials have asked how the administration might structure an expansion of that program, such as who might be included, participants said. The meetings have been run by White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Cecilia Munoz, who heads the White House Domestic Policy Council.

One possibility under discussion is to protect people with children who are U.S. citizens, participants said. That group numbers about 4.4 million, according to the research group National Foundation for American Policy.

Another option is to include parents of existing participants in the deferred-action program, a group estimated to range from 550,000 to 1.1 million. Other options include defining the group based on length of U.S. residence or employment status.

Participants said administration officials have also asked about an alternative approach to protecting people called “parole in place,” which has a different legal foundation but also could allow the government to issue work permits to illegal immigrants.

“It was clear the administration is really, finally looking at providing a temporary solution to the 11 million that are here,” said one participant, Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center. Laura Murphy, who heads the ACLU’s Washington legislative office, said she came out of her meeting sure that the administration is considering significant action to help undocumented residents.

The White House is currently debating the limits of its legal authority, knowing its actions could be challenged in court by opponents.

In the spring, Mr. Obama announced an administrative review of deportation policy, and for months, administration officials signaled the results would be modest, partly to keep the pressure on Congress to enact a permanent fix.

The ideas discussed then are still under consideration, officials said. Those included making it clear that people with immigration violations but not criminal records aren’t priorities for deportation, and changes to the controversial Secure Communities program, which uses local law-enforcement agencies to identify and hold people in the U.S. illegally.

In the past, Mr. Obama suggested he didn’t have the power to do more. At an event last fall, a heckler yelled that he had the power to stop deportations. He replied, “Actually, I don’t. If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.”

The change in heart also comes after significant pressure from immigration activists, who have branded Mr. Obama the “deporter in chief” for record deportations under his administration. That continues on Thursday, when faith leaders will protest outside the White House, and then on Saturday, with a march from the National Mall to the White House sponsored by the #Not1More campaign.

Marisa Franco, who is helping to organize the march for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said her group was pushing for safe harbor for an even larger group—some 8 million people who would be eligible for legal status under legislation passed by the Senate. “The only question left is the scope of the change the president will make and whether it will be the fullest of what people deserve,” she said.

Activists pressured Mr. Obama in 2012 to offer safe harbor to young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The White House at first said it had no power to do so, and then changed its mind.

One person familiar with the internal discussions said shifts like this come about because policy makers are initially told by White House lawyers that a particular executive action is “challenging and hard.” That was the case with the deferred-action program for some children. When policy aides later pushed and ask for a full vetting by the lawyers, the lawyers then concluded the action was “aggressive” but permissible under the law, this person said.

Rep. Gutierrez: Obama is going to act “broadly and generously” for millions upon millions of illegals

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By The Right Scoop

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who has met with Obama, tells MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he believes Obama is going “to act” both broadly and generously for millions upon millions of ‘undocumented workers’:

GUTIERREZ: Look. I don’t want to say the President said this but here’s my understanding from having met with him and talking to others. I believe that millions upon millions of undocumented workers who have roots in the community, who have american citizen children, who have established businesses, who would benefit from the senate bill, who would benefit from the senate bill – I think the president’s going to act.

And if the debate going into 2016 is – first it was repeal Obamacare and now it’s repeal the president’s executive order, that’s the fight i want to have.

HAYES: Millions upon millions. That’s the word?

GUTIERREZ: I’ve got to tell you. I believe the President of the United States is going to act broadly and generously. That’s my belief. He didn’t say that to me but that’s what I believe he’s going to do.

Scary: Here’s How Obama Plans On Destroying America As We Know It


Why? Because it’s all in his grand plan…

L. TODD WOOD — JULY 29, 2014

It has been reported from various sources that the Obama administration knew years in advance of the growing problem of immigrant children attempting to enter the United States under the guise of seeking asylum from Central American violence. The administration did nothing about it and were said to be caught off-guard in 2014 as upwards of 100,000 children are expected to cross into the United States.

Now the federal government is secretly moving illegal children and their family members to locations around the country and dumping them without informing local authorities. It is even reported that this administration is considering granting these illegal immigrants refugee status and flying them directly from Central America for release into the United States where they will have little fear of being deported. Obama has signed executive orders illegally changing immigration law to permit illegal aliens under thirty years of age to stay in the United States and not be deported. Obama has refused to secure the border. Now we are hearing that this administration is considering granting amnesty through executive action to upwards of five million illegal aliens.

My friends, this is literally the intentional destruction of American culture and values that we are witnessing before our eyes.

America has always been open to immigration and historically it has been a plus for the country’s future, that is legal immigration. Immigrants have typically been vetted and assimilated into American culture and have contributed to the cosmopolitan nature of the United States. However, currently these illegal immigrants have no education of American culture, history, or values. They are simply moving their own culture, language, and values onto the North American continent, with Obama’s assistance. There are also serious criminal and terrorism concerns as we don’t even know who these people are. The wave of humanity is also hurting the economic prospects of other American minorities who need the jobs these immigrants will acquire.

But Obama doesn’t care. Why? Because it’s all in his grand plan – his plan to destroy the United States as we know it today. He says he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism as most Americans do; however, he must, as he is purposefully attempting to destroy the culture that made this country exceptional over the last two centuries. Besides the successful culture of independence, Obama hates the white nature of America He is attempting to manage the ethnicity of America and quicken the demise of the white majority. He is attempting to crowd out the American culture of self-reliance and the rule of law with the culture of gang violence of Central America dependent on the federal government. This is a racist strategy that only Hitler could be proud of.

Progressives hate America. They hate the success it has enjoyed economically, militarily, and culturally. They want what America has without having to work for it; they just want to take it. What better way to destroy America than to turn into a mirror image of the rest of the world? An image of corruption, violence, and conquest.

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-way-illegal-immigration-racism-will-destroy-america/#Bgb2dI97Vhr2GMPM.99

Krauthammer: Impending White House Amnesty Order ‘Would Be An Impeachable Offense’



Brendan Bordelon

Like many on the right, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is politically opposed to impeaching President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, he declared that legally, the rumored White House order granting amnesty to as many as 6 million illegal immigrants “would be an impeachable offense” — and Obama’s talk of impeachment may be a way to preempt that pushback.

Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’s Bret Baier on a panel with The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard and Fox News contributor Juan Williams. The group discussed the impeachment buzz swirling around Washington, which most observers agree is being ginned up by Democrats eager for the campaign donations such talk brings.

Krauthammer didn’t dispute that characterization, but offered a couple serious caveats. “There’s only one real thing here,” he claimed, “and that is that Obama is said to — or there are reports from the White House — that he’s going to do something by executive order about immigration.”

“If he were to do something like legalize five — let’s say half, which is what’s been talked about — huge numbers of illegal immigrants, to do it by executive order — which would be clearly lawless, and it would be the biggest overreach of a president in memory — it would be an impeachable offense,” Krauthammer declared.

“I would be 100 percent against impeachment,” the columnist clarified, “because it’s political suicide. But it really would be the basis for that.”

“That’s what I think the White House may actually be softening people up for,” Krauthammer mused. “An executive order that reaches impeachable offensive, but it’s a way to — it’s like a preemptive strike.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/29/krauthammer-impending-white-house-amnesty-order-would-be-an-impeachable-offense/#ixzz38uQ90DFC




HOUSTON, Texas–The federal government is in dire need of U.S. citizens willing to house the thousands of illegal immigrants who enter the country each week, and they are willing to pay them to do so.
The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old.
“Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old,” she said. “But some stay in our program until they are 22-years-old; if they’re still working on getting their high school diploma, they can stay until they’re that age.”
The revelation that some of the migrants receiving foster care are adults will likely come as a surprise to many; the mainstream media has largely portrayed the border crisis as involving only children and family units.
Braiser mentioned that foster families will be paid $40 per day for each migrant they take in from Catholic Charities. The payments are funded by the federal government, as Breitbart Texas previously reported.
Foster parents have the ability to collect more than $7,400 per month, considering that they can house six immigrants at any given time.
In addition to daily payments, Braiser said that the illegal immigrants are provided with taxpayer subsidized education, health care, transportation, and an “allowance.” She was not specific about the amount of such an allowance or how often it is administered.
Many have expressed outrage that instead of being turned away at the border, many illegal aliens are being brought to federal facilities where they receive a slew of taxpayer-subsidized benefits: housing, food, vocational training, English lessons, recreation, and legal counsel. Ultimately, most of the migrants are released onto U.S. soil after promising to show up at an immigration court hearing.

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’


By Joel Gehrke
July 29, 2014 4:26 PM

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Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.

Here’s the statement:

The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.

Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty.

That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.

After years of falling wages and rising joblessness, American workers are pleading for someone to hear them. How can it be that our President is brazenly advertising that he will nullify and strip away American workers’ immigration protections, and their own elected leaders will not rise to their defense? Or to the defense of our laws and our Constitutional order?

There are other grave concerns with the Granger package as well: because it does not fix our asylum rules and loopholes, the end result of the additional judges and hearings will be more illegal immigrants gaining asylum and access to U.S. welfare. It is a plan for expedited asylum, not expedited removal.

Nor will this package make our rogue President actively enforce anything, coming nowhere close to the kinds of reasonable enforcement activities needed to restore the interior application of our immigration laws.

And finally, a package that is silent on blocking amnesty creates an opportunity for Senate Democrats to add elements of their party’s open borders and mass immigration agenda.

This legislation is unworthy of support.



Americans advised to unquestioningly follow government conclusions


The incessant propaganda campaign waged by Democrats and the Obama administration characterizing an unprecedented wave of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. as refugees fleeing from violence has shaped public perception of the crisis.

Just over a quarter of respondents to a Public Religion Research Institute survey believe underage immigrants are entering the country illegally, while nearly 70 percent say the federal government should treat the children as refugees and not illegal immigrants.

“Of those polled, 56 percent said the families of children coming from Central America were acting to keep the young people safe from violence in their home countries. Some 38 percent of those polled said the families were ‘taking advantage of American good will’ and trying to stay illegally in the United States,” The New York Times reports.
A law enforcement intelligence report, however, disputes the claim about Central American violence pushed by the government. Instead, according to a report received by KRGV, the influx is the direct result of people in Central America being told they will be provided with permits and be allowed to stay in the United States and “reunite with their families and better themselves financially.”

The report also states violence in Central America is in decline. According to an elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014:

In late May, the U.S. Border Patrol interviewed unaccompanied children (UAC) and migrant families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley. Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC and adult female OTMs traveling with minors. Migrants indicated that knowledge of permisos was widespread across Central America due to word of mouth, local, and international media messaging—prompting many to depart for the United States within 30 days of becoming aware of these perceived benefits, according to the same reporting.
The establishment media has not reported on the EPIC findings and other information indicating the flood of illegal immigrants has little to do with violence. Because of this many Americans are left with a distorted and less than factual view of what is happening along the border in Texas and elsewhere in the Southwest.

The poll results would likely be different if Americans knew about the disproportionate use of welfare and other redistributive programs used by immigrants.

Unlimited immigration is impossible in a welfare state.

In 2009, according to research conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, “57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children.” The rates for this tax payer funded assistance is the highest in states along the border – Arizona, Texas, and California. The largest percentage of welfare recipients are from Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent).

The latest influx of poverty-stricken and uneducated illegal immigrants will undoubtedly strain and eventually bankrupt welfare programs. “Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it was 55 percent.”

“Already in this country, over the past five years, we’ve seen unprecedented increases in people/families on food stamps (SNAP program) now approaching 50 million; 10 million + now on disability and a stunning 92 million Americans are NOT working at all. Who in their right mind actually believes we can absorb tens of thousands of aliens without collapsing an already fragile economy?” writes Mike Hendren.

Despite the obvious detrimental impact of millions of unskilled and under-educated immigrants and their dependent children on the economy, the establishment continues to argue the influx is good for America.

For instance The Hill, a newspaper and website written for and about Congress, argues “information derived from reputable, nonpartisan sources” including the NGO think tank Pew Research Center, the USDA and the U.S. Department of Labor, should only be considered when considering the illegal immigration issue. Despite evidence to the contrary, The Hill state the “truth of the matter is that illegal immigrants are important to the U.S. economy.”

The Hill instructs Americans to unquestioningly follow the conclusions of establishment economists and discount the views of “radio show hosts” and others not working for the government.



“Frequent flyer” illegals fly more than 85% of Americans


After illegal aliens from Central America are captured after traveling 1,500 miles to reach the United States, the federal government is shipping them over 3,000 miles across the country to various shelters before finally releasing them onto the streets.

In one typical example, two teenagers from Honduras travelled roughly 1,500 miles to McAllen, Texas, before being caught by U.S. officials, who then placed them on taxpayer-funded flights from Texas to Arizona, Arizona to Oklahoma and then back to Arizona, a trip twice the distance of their original journey to America.

“Finally, after three flights, numerous van rides to and from shelters and approximately three weeks and thousands of miles, the girls were released from federal custody,” reported Manuel Roig-Franzia with the Washington Post. “They are living with their parents in Phoenix and awaiting a court appearance to determine whether they can remain in the United States.”

But 90% of them never show up to their court appearance and are rarely – if ever – prosecuted for failure to appear, meaning that the American taxpayer is essentially paying for the travel expenses of illegal aliens settling in the U.S. as part of the de facto amnesty program enacted by the Obama administration.

“Even if they did show up to their court date, what we’re going to start seeing is what we call the ‘anchor babies’ because these court dates are being set from what I understand so far down the road that these people are going to come here, settle in, some of them are going to have children, and those citizens are now United States citizens,” Stu Harris of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1929 told Infowars. “How is a judge going to deport these people if they have a United States citizen as a child?”

And this surge of illegal immigrants “will continue to be something of a magnitude unlike anything we have ever seen,” according to Justice Department official Lauren Alder Reid who spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

It is also interesting to note that these illegals are flying far more frequently than the majority of Americans paying for their trips.

“More than 85 percent of the public flies infrequently if at all,” reported Dalia Sussman with ABC News. “More than seven in 10 can be described as infrequent fliers, flying once or twice a year or less; and 14 percent have never flown.”

“Another 14 percent fly at least once every few month.”