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Obama's uncle caught in U.S. illegally, won't get any special treatment

No special treatment, eh? Since the  is basically not to deport anyone simply for breaking immigration laws, Mr. Onyango Obama probably would have been safe if it hadn't been for the whole drunk-driving-hitting-a-cop-car thing.

Even so, is it going to be enough for ICE to take action? After all, he has been living in MA, with a drivers license, and a valid Social Security number (how ?!?) for decades even though he was ordered out of the country by a judge in 1992. ,

President Barack Obama’s uncle, facing deportation for being in the country illegally, will not be treated differently than anyone else under U.S. laws, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told on Thursday.

“I would refer you to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and DHS [Department of Homeland Security]. It will be handled like any other immigration case,” Carney said.


DHS Stealth Amnesty Cover Up Exposed

Gotta hat it when the agencies that were created to enforce security and legal immigration do neither. via :

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security lied to Congress and the media to cover up a secret amnesty program that dismissed the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

The scandalous story of how the government agency charged with keeping America safe  was first reported by Texas’s largest newspaper last year. The remarkable program stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who say the government bounced their clients’ deportation even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed.

After the story broke other media outlets began to dig around and Senate leaders launched an investigation into the stealth amnesty program that led to a 40% increase in the dismissal of deportations last year. Homeland Security officials denied it existed and scrambled to conceal details, according to new information revealed by the newspaper that originally cracked the story.

Obama slips DREAM Act amnesty past Congress

If you can't get the people to support it, and you can't get Congress to support it, .

A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week has some accusing the White House of running around Congress to implement the DREAM Act - and consequent amnesty for some illegal immigrants - by executive fiat.

, penned by ICE Director John Morton, directs ICE agents, attorneys and directors to exercise "prosecutorial discretion" - meaning less likelihood of deportation - for illegal aliens who have been students in the U.S., who have been in the country since childhood or who have served in the American military.

Critics have pointed out the new leniency standards parallel the provisions of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, which could not pass the Senate, despite several votes over the past decade, including three failed attempts at passage last year.

"This is outright lawlessness on the part of the administration," argued syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on a discussion panel with Fox News' anchor Chris Wallace. "Whatever the politics of this, we do have a Constitution. And under it, the Legislature, the Congress enacts the laws and the executive executes them. It doesn't make them up.

Texas senator to Spanish speaker at a committee meeting: "Why aren't you speaking in English?"


Greece's experience with "foreign trade zones"

Back in January, a proposed Foreign Trade Zone being lobbied for in Boise. That concept is .

China has capitalized on the financial crisis to expand its influence in Europe, promising to buy Greek, Spanish and Portuguese bonds. But its most important infrastructure deal in Europe has been its investment in the Greek port of Piraeus.

Through such deals, Chinese influence is changing more than just the financial landscape in Greece — with ramifications for the rest of Europe.

Standing at the container terminal of the port of Piraeus, John Makrydimitris points toward his feet. "There is Greece," he says. Then he gestures toward a metal fence just yards away. "And there is China," he says with a laugh.

The idea is these zones would more or less be foreign territory, and workers would be imported from outside of the U.S. to work. Local companies could take advantage of the lower cost of production as the zones would not be governed by all of the same laws.

For these workers, labor conditions on the Chinese side of the line are very different from those on the Greek side.

Those darn Republicans want illegal immigration to be a crime! With, like, consequences and stuff!

Good thing illegal immigrants are called "undocumented" these days, otherwise someone might get the notion that they had come here in less than legitimate fashion.

DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, seems kind of in disbelief that anyone would want to hold accountable these helpless undocumented immigrants just because they are breaking the law. Imagine!


I think the president was clearly articulating that his position — the Democrats position — is that we need comprehensive immigration reform. We have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that are part of the backbone of our economy. And that is not only a reality but a necessity. And that it would be harmful if — the Republican solution that I've seen in the last three years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries, and that in fact it should be a crime and we should arrest them all. I mean that was the legislation that Jim Sensenbrenner advanced a couple of years ago.


GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain responds to border security, debt ceiling raise, taxes, etc.

he has just surged ahead in the polls. Here's a taste:


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