The Emperor's New Rules
Step across the border -- get a Visa from Hillary
|Sacramento Bee -- March 31
Obama administration proposes change to legal status applications
Washington -- The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would create "extreme hardship" and allow them to remain in the U.S. as they begin the process.
Once approved, the person would be required to briefly leave the country to pick up the legal visa abroad. [...]
Unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform laws through a polarized Congress, the proposal is the latest in a series of changes the White House is making to immigration procedures that are designed to focus the efforts of prosecutors and immigration judges on the removal of illegal immigrants who pose a threat to public safety or are repeat immigration law violators.
Republicans say President Obama is making an end run around Congress.
"President Obama and his administration are bending long established rules to put illegal immigrants ahead of the interests of American citizens," said Lamar Smith, R-Texas, in response to the proposal. "It seems President Obama plays by his own rules."
|Jorge Gato -- LewRockwell.com sc
Mexican drug war reality TV
Some weeks ago, Mexico's second largest city was hit by over a dozen narco-blockades. Narcotraficantes shut down over a dozen intersections, evacuated citizens from buses and burned the empty vehicles (one bus driver didn't get out in time). Meanwhile, the Mexican military executed a daring raid when they landed on Opus Dei school grounds to capture a head narcotics trafficker holed up in the nearby neighborhood...
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
Honor César Chávez
Today, March 31st, is César Chávez Day. A day to honor the worker's rights activist. César Estrada Chávez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. Chávez, an American citizen by birth, didn't advocate for illegal alien Mexican farm workers. His cause was protecting Chicano farm workers, that is; Hispanic-American-citizen-farm workers, from the cheaper Mexican farm workers that agribusiness wanted to bring in... [More from Rick Oltman]
Another $17 trillion surprise found in Obamacare
Senate Republican staffers continue to look though the 2010 health care reform law to see what's in it, and their latest discovery is a massive $17 trillion funding gap. -- "The more we learn about the bill, the more we learn it is even more unaffordable than was suspected," said Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Republicans' budget chief in the Senate...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
8 arrested in ritual sacrifice of 2 boys and woman in Mexico
Hermosillo, Son., Mex. -- Prosecutors in the Mexican border state of Sonora say eight people have been arrested for allegedly killing two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in a ritual sacrifice to the cult of La Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. -- State prosecutors spokesman Jose Larrinaga says the victims' blood was poured around an altar to the saint, depicted as a skeleton holding a scythe and clothed in flowing robes...
|William Norman Grigg -- LewRockwell.com
The Hutaree Case: Next time, they'll send in the drones
Next time the Regime identifies a group of people as "domestic terrorists," the result might be a summary mass execution, or imprisonment in military custody, rather than a trial. This is one very plausible result of the dismissal of "seditious conspiracy" charges against members of Michigan's Hutaree militia. -- Thanks to the legal environment created by the NDAA, the Feds won't have to run the risks involved...
|American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol picked up some spring chickens. George, one of their seven German Shepherds, can't keep his eyes off of them. He often guards them, making sure they are not harmed by anything...
|Jesse Ventura -- LewRockwell.com
The Big Brother conspiracy
They're watching us from above, below and inside our wallets. Next will be from under our skin. They track our every move to make sure we don't step out of line. Jesse Ventura and his team investigate a nationwide group known as "InfraGard" - a partnership between the FBI and private citizens recruited to spy on friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Through an advanced network of cameras and detection equipment available...
|KMOX-TV -- St. Louis
Missouri GOP pols "want born in the USA" proof
President Barack Obama would have provide proof of his birth in the United States to the satisfaction of Missouri state officials if Republican lawmakers get their way. -- The House passed and sent the Senate a bill that would require United States Presidential candidates to prove that he or she is a natural-born citizen of the United States before his or her name can appear on the Missouri ballot...
|Real Clear Politics
Biden: "We want To create a global minimum tax"
"For years, American manufacturers have faced one of the highest tax rates in the world. We want to reduce that by over 20%. We want to drop the rate, particularly, for high-tech manufacturers like you, Mr. President, even further than the 20%," Vice President Joe Biden said at a manufacturing plant in Davenport, Iowa this week. -- "We want to create (what's called) a global minimum tax..."