U.S. Border Patrol agents shoot across border and kill a Mexican citizen


The officers shot across Rio Grande into Mexico near the Tomates-Veterans. They claim claimed the act was in self-defense.


Mexican officials condemned a fatal, cross-border shooting of a Mexican citizen by U.S. Border Patrol agents that took place on Saturday, July 7.

At least two U.S. Border Patrol agents fired their weapons in reaction to rock throwing and after observing someone aiming a weapon at them near the Tomates-Veterans international bridge between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.

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Posted 2 years ago on July 10 with 456 notes · Source


Fox News v. Fox Nation v. Fox News Latino on SCOTUS’ Arizona ruling.

“Fair and balanced, towards the side that we are pandering to at this moment”

Posted 2 years ago on June 25 with 99 notes

Romney: I’d make the sole path to citizenship military service →



Mitt Romney’s plan to “replace” President Obama’s new immigration policy would only allow immigrants to avoid deportation if they served in the military, according to Talking Points Memo.

Romney outlined what he called a “civil but resolute” approach to undocumented immigration in a speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Orlando, where he also vowed to give spouses and young children priority in the green-card allocation process.

Last week, the Obama administration issued an order preventing the deportation of 800,000 immigrants who had been brought into the country before the age of 16. Under Obama’s plan, immigrants would be eligible if they were under 30 and had lived in the country for five years while earning a high school diploma or GED, or enlisting in the military. It would not be a path to citizenship, as proposed by the DREAM Act, but would grant them a two-year period in which to apply for a work permit.

But if you’re a draft-dodging Mormon (like Mitt Romney) and you still want to be a citizen, is there another way?  It sure is a good thing that draft-dodging Mitt Romney didn’t have to adhere to his own rule. Ahhh…Double-standards…the hallmark of the Republican Party.

Joining the proud Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld tradition of venerating the troops while doing everything they can not to become one.

Posted 2 years ago on June 23 with 193 notes · Source

US to stop deporting and grant work permits to younger illegal immigrants


The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of a growing Latino electorate that has opposed administration deportation policies.

The administration’s decision will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants.

In a statement this morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, said “Our nation’s immigration laws… are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language.”

Illegal immigrants will avoid deportation and be eligible for work permits if they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military.

The president will deliver remarks about the new policy in in the Rose Garden at 1 p.m. this afternoon.

This is wonderful news. It’s absolutely criminal how the party of Ronald “Amnesty” Reagan has consistently blocked passage of the DREAM Act, and I’m glad to see the Obama administration is willing to step up for those who are simply trying to find a better life in our country.

Cue the whining from conservatives about how illegal immigrants are stealing our jobs and ruining the economy. Oh wait…

In a December 2010 report, the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the November 30th, 2010 version of the DREAM Act would “reduce deficits by about $1.4 billion over the 2011-2020 period” and “increase government revenues by $2.3 billion over the next 10 years.”[40] The same report also notes that the Act “would increase projected deficits by more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year periods starting in 2021”. (via Wikipedia)

Posted 2 years ago on June 15 with 5 notes