Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 27, 2014 by Allahpundit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.

The California Democrat will also meet with a group of children held at the South Texas Detention Facility.

“The humanitarian crisis unfolding across our nation’s southern border demands Congress come together and find thoughtful, compassionate and bipartisan solutions,” Pelosi said. “We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected. We must also work to address the root causes of the problem.”

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Immigration activists plan to occupy House office buildings on Friday to protest GOP positions on illegal immigration…

The House is not in session on Friday, however, and most lawmakers have returned to their home districts for the July 4 recess.

The group accuses Republicans of using “harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric,” and says the party is using the large influx of child immigrants coming from Central American countries as an excuse not to act on immigration reform.

The group is pushing for the Obama administration to expand a 2012 program that allows some children brought to the country illegally to be deprioritized for deportation.

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While illegal immigration typically dominates debates over immigration policy, the issue of legal immigration came to the forefront in the recent Virginia Republican primary when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was soundly defeated by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat. Brat highlighted Cantor’s support for expanding visas for skilled immigrants in his blistering charge that Cantor is soft on immigration. Brat’s case may have been a fairly easy one to make, as new Gallup polling finds fewer than one in four Americans favor increased immigration.

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Analyzing statistics from the Census Bureau, the report found that native-born U.S. citizens have struggled to compete with both illegal and legal immigrants for more than a decade.

“The findings show that employment growth has been weak over the last 14 years and has not kept pace with population growth and new immigration,” the report said. “Among the working-age (16 to 65), what employment growth there has been has entirely gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).”

According to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, there are 17 million fewer working-age natives with a job than there were in 2000. That year there were 131.9 million people in the working age population who were employed. The number has only grown by 5.6 million since, despite the addition of 25.7 million workers due to population growth.

“In short, natives accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the number of potential workers, but none of the growth in the number of actual workers,” the report said.

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The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday…

“We’re at the end of the line,” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. “We’re not bluffing by setting a legislative deadline for them to act…

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Democrat in the upper chamber, said Boehner and other Republican critics of Obama’s executive actions have “a very good antidote” for their fears: “Put a bill on the floor.”

“He’s, like, shooting his parents and then throwing himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan,” Schumer said. “Pass a bill, and that won’t happen.

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During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress.

“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

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Spratte, who was speaking with CNSNews.com as a representative of the [Border Patrol] union, further said “we don’t have control of the border,” and if the Obama administration claims it is not in effect giving amnesty to the illegals, then “don’t believe them.”

Also, by allowing so many young illegal aliens to be released into this country, “the U.S. government has become a part of the smuggling business,” he said.

“This is Washington’s problem to fix. This administration has made it pretty clear they’re not going to deport people, with things like the DREAM Act and all that,” Spratte told CNSNews.com during an interview on June 22 in McAllen, Texas, currently the busiest zone of the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border…

“Even if the administration says this isn’t amnesty, don’t believe them,” Spratte added.

***

More than 52,000 children have entered the country illegal in recent months, many of them coming into the U.S. through South Texas. Former Zapata County Sheriff Gonzales, who now works as a consult with law enforcement agencies along the Texas border, says space is running out to house the children and adults that are coming across.

“The local governments are being overwhelmed because of the possibilities for diseases. There are people that are being apprehended that are coming in with warrants for murders or prior convictions for child abuse, and these are the guys that are coming in the same groups with 12 year olds and 5 year olds,” says Zapata. “They’re looking at some centers in the valley… abandoned buildings where they’re going to put fences inside the buildings to create detention cells and just throw people in there. “…

“That tells you that when you’ve got kids coming in from some of these countries where they don’t have great health systems, we gotta watch out,” says Cuellar. “I’ve talked to border patrol down in McAllen. They’ve seen TB; they’ve seen chicken pox; they’ve seen scabies. And according to Border Patrol, 4 or 5 of their agents have tested positive for those diseases.”

***

Earlier this week, Vickers took a photo of a man on her front porch. She said the man had a Tango Blast tattoo.

Tango Blast is the largest and one of the most dangerous gangs operating in the state, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“I sometimes have to take a step back and realize the jeopardy that could happen out here,” Vickers said.

It’s not just gang members that worry Vickers. Border Patrol agents arrested a wanted murderer near Falfurrias and sex offenders in the Rio Grande Valley last weekend.

“They’re everywhere,” Vickers said.

***

The current crisis is actually an argument for comprehensive immigration reform. But Goodlatte — who once cried about the breakup of families — is now reduced to arguing that the crisis is the fault of Obama’s failure to enforce the law. Goodlatte’s demand (which is being echoed by other, dumber Republicans) that Obama stop de-prioritizing the deportation of the DREAMers really means: Deport more children. When journalist Jorge Ramos confronted Goodlatte directly on whether this is really what he wants, the Republican refused to answer directly. But the two main GOP positions — no legalization, plus opposition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (relief for the DREAMers) — add up inescapably to “get the hell out” as the de facto GOP response to the broader crisis.

This is the course Republicans have chosen — they’ve opted to be the party of maximum deportations. Now Democrats and advocates will increase the pressure on Obama to do something ambitious to ease deportations in any way he can. Whatever he does end up doing will almost certainly fall well short of what they want. But determining the true limits on what can be done to mitigate this crisis is now on him.

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The “fundamental hang-up,” Rubio said, was that House Republicans wanted assurances that border security would be in place before legalization occurred — a demand that would never fly in the Democratic-led Senate.

“Every time I would bring that up during the negotiations, people would say, ‘He’s trying to back out of the deal’ or ‘he’s trying to blow the deal up’ and it wasn’t the case,” Rubio said during an interview. “It’s because I could see, having been in communications with the House, where they were headed on it, how strongly they felt about it.”

“Unless we can get to a point where [House Republicans] believed — and the majority of the American people believed — that the enforcement was going to happen, it was going to be very difficult to address the issue of those who are here illegally,” he said. “I knew that before, I warned about it during, and it’s only proven true since.”…

“Our biggest mistake was that we believed Republicans wanted to change course after the 2012 election,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, who has been working on the issue in Washington for more than two decades. “I don’t believe we will make that mistake again.”

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We are a nation of men, not a nation of laws …

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Not going to happen until after the Elections.

Johnnyreb on June 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Plumbing.

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Gimme some ;)

Good evening folks!! ^5

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:08 PM

It’s an early evening. Good evening!

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

This came out today, from the Center for Immigration Studies. Last one was done in 2010 before the invasion of little brown *children*. This is frightening.
http://www.cis.org/

AppraisHer on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

What ever good the Republicans have wanted, the Dems always wanted the opposite…

We are so screwed folks

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Now dems/libs/progs really will be coming after anyone who professes any kinship to Conservatism or the Taxed Enough Already people…

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Plumbing sucks. We didn’t have these problems when we used to get our water from the well in the back yard. I’m philosophically embracing my incompetence.

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

AppraisHer on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Do I have to be scared so early in the evening?

I don’t wanna look, don’t make me ((wahhhhhhhhhh))

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

This issue of illegal alien invasion and the traitorous push for amnesty aka “comprehensive immigration reform” is THE biggest issue we face, since it potentially involves the transformation of the country (for the worse and irreversibly in a more leftward direction), affecting all other issues.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Eve, Scrumpy, COL.

Nothing’s going to change unless and until the people decide to do something about it. (I was going to say “you people,” but only because I’m an alien; might be taken as a dogwhistle by some.)

Whether they’re too far gone, or too lazy, or too whatever — will be discussion points for years.

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Those that think that the amnesty issue is “toxic” to us are under a severe misunderstanding. The anti-amnesty vote, strong among independents and Reagan Dems, is propping up our white vote. Take that issue of the table, our white vote drops substantially, and we gain nothing at all in terms of Hispanic votes. We lose. Big.

And that’s only the short-term consideration. Look what the 1986 did to California. Before 1986 CA had been solidly Republican nearly every year going back to 1950. Think what a 2015 amnesty would do to Texas.

Yeah, in 1986 we granted amnesty. The result: the 1984 R presidential contender got 34% of the Hispanic vote, and after the ’86 amnesty the 1988 R contender got 30% of the Hispanic vote. We lost 4% of the Hispanic vote after amnesty! Lol (not).

anotherJoe on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Blah blah blah it’s bg ):

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

What ever good the Republicans have wanted, the Dems always wanted the opposite…

We are so screwed folks

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

It’s difficult to fathom the depth of their death-cultish self-annihilation impulse.

Just think: over 100 million dead as a result of their philosophy in the 20th century … and that’s not near enough for them.

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Evenin’ COL and alien :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Blah blah blah it’s bg ):

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Plumbing sucks. We didn’t have these problems when we used to get our water from the well in the back yard. I’m philosophically embracing my incompetence.

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Here in Florida, we build houses on concrete slabs with PVC pipe sticking up out of it. If the pipes fail, you can re-plumb the entire house fairly easily.

Just get the cutter thing, and the primer and glue, and you can have your purple-stained, cut and bleeding fingers stuck together in no time.

Did I mention it was easy?

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

https://twitter.com/JudgeJeanine

Jeanine Pirro @JudgeJeanine · 10h

With Col. @AllenWest yesterday!

https://twitter.com/JudgeJeanine/status/482535001050079233/photo/1

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Seeing as how you are so stupid on other subjects, it makes me wonder about my position on this.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I should have said Conservatives, and not so much repubs, cuz we haven’t had a good one since Ronnie Reagan…

Sometimes, nowadays, I wonder who has the bigger cultish death wish ShainS! :) Good evening

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

And that’s only the short-term consideration. Look what the 1986 did to California. Before 1986 CA had been solidly Republican nearly every year going back to 1950. Think what a 2015 amnesty would do to Texas.
Yeah, in 1986 we granted amnesty. The result: the 1984 R presidential contender got 34% of the Hispanic vote, and after the ’86 amnesty the 1988 R contender got 30% of the Hispanic vote. We lost 4% of the Hispanic vote after amnesty! Lol (not).
anotherJoe on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

You’re familiar with southern Calif? I was born in Santa Ana. I know what the area (and 90% of Southern Calif) is like now. So heartbreaking to see. A filthy, crowded, slummy mess. I know very well the harm caused by unchecked illegal immigration persisting for decades.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Blah blah blah it’s bg ):

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Yeah, the hagfish is here to stink up the place.

Soon she will be kissy face with the trolls…again.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Aw Susan, lying again.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

To paraphrase Ross Perot: “… there will be a giant sucking sound going south north.”

And to quote SanFranNan: “Embrace it …”

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

…it makes me wonder about my position on this.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Quite confusing isn’t it!

Quite the contrarian also that one is… :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.
green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Thank you for speaking out. I also know. Not what it used to be, huh?

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Welcome gb. After living in CA for thirty years, I shook the CA dust from my heels in 2005…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM

This issue of illegal alien invasion and the traitorous push for amnesty aka “comprehensive immigration reform” is THE biggest issue we face, since it potentially involves the transformation of the country (for the worse and irreversibly in a more leftward direction), affecting all other issues.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Counterpoint — I’ve heard it mentioned that illegal immigrants don’t want to register to vote and participate in the process, supposedly being relegated to “back of the line” status before they can earn citizenship and voting rights. (I know, they can change that part of it, and all.)

Drain resources, yes, but participate in the process and tip the scales? Was that the experience of the Reagan-era immigrants who were granted amnesty? How many years would it take to effect enough change?

Care to explain to an independent alien? (Me.)

(Submitted for discussion, not to rile up anyone. Although it might.)

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

All I want to do is cap off a copper water line. It’s 3/8 inch flexible copper. They gave me a valve at the hardware store with a compression fitting. I don’t want to have to sweat but I could. Anyway for some reason it doesn’t fit. Now I’m thinking of just crimping the end of the pipe. Would that keep water from coming out?

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Aw Susan, lying again.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Hard to tell sometimes, and that’s how the contrarian harridan fools us, or used to fool some of us… not any more eh Cozmo!?

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Welcome green bean.

We escaped from Orange County last year (to Northern AZ) for exactly that reason …

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The media will be coming for Jeff Sessions soon…count on it.

d1carter on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

This issue of illegal alien invasion and the traitorous push for amnesty aka “comprehensive immigration reform” is THE biggest issue we face, since it potentially involves the transformation of the country (for the worse and irreversibly in a more leftward direction), affecting all other issues.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Very true.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Howdy and welcome :)

We be a gnarly bunch, mostly fun, sometimes serious, but always cooler than cool!! :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Welcome.

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

We escaped from Orange County last year (to Northern AZ) for exactly that reason …
ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Remember when Garden Grove was as nice a place as the name implies?

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Aw heck, I put her in the same category as 0bama. If she is here, she is lying.

Is green bean a string bean?

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Maybe I should set one of Dels Sundials eh? ;D

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:23 PM

You’re familiar with southern Calif? I was born in Santa Ana. I know what the area (and 90% of Southern Calif) is like now. So heartbreaking to see. A filthy, crowded, slummy mess. I know very well the harm caused by unchecked illegal immigration persisting for decades.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Yeah, and in the last decade, or just the last 5 years really since Obama took office, the amount of illegals “undocumented individuals” has exploded. They’ve definitely come out of the shadows. And look at city-data.com and you see that throughout CA they are just taking over cities in full, taking 90% of the population all over the place. And you go out and in the market place everyone is speaking Spanish, it doesn’t seem like they are assimilating that much. Yeah, CA first, then the rest of the country for the fertile immigrants that seem to have or soon will have a legal right to invite all of their extended families and friends up to the US for citizenship.

anotherJoe on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Welcome. I regret that I was typing up my last post when you had already entered, but it pertains.
.
We don’t always stay on topic, btw. Kinda. Hardly.

Did I hear someone calling?

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Is green bean a string bean?
cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

For once, don’t be a jack ass. You stir up unnecessary trouble. There is no reason for you to start with your antagonism.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I think they are the same, cut different tho ;)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I sent an e-mail today to Terry Lynn Land, our GOP candidate for Lifetime Levin’s seat here in MI. I asked her if she would grant amnesty to the illegals coming over the border or whether she would send them back to their Central American countries. I am waiting on her response before I determine if she gets the 4 votes in our house.
After the Cochran debacle, the GOP has to earn my family’s vote or they can pound sand.

8 weight on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Now I need to head out. But I am very glad that Allahpundit is giving this issue at a lot of attention here.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Remember when bluegills were fun to catch, not so much now.

RickB on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

House Republicans wanted assurances that border security would be in place before legalization occurred — a demand that would never fly in the Democratic-led Senate.

So NOW can we call Sen Dems what they really are ?
TRAITORS , ANTI-AMERICANS , ENEMIES OF OUR COUNTRY, AGENTS OF FOREIGN GOVERNEMNTS, DRUG TRAFFICKERS, CHILD SMUGGLERS, PARASITES ……?????
The are not ashamed of being our enemies and hating America,
why are we ashamed of treating them so ?

burrata on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Aw hunnybun, trying to fool the noobs with your caring act?

Go suck more face with the trolls.

Or badmouth baseball some more. That was good for a laugh.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Maybe I should set one of Dels Sundials eh? ;D

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:23 PM

But it’s already dark here.

Oh, I get it now!

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

GO answer aliens question, and BUTT out of other peoples comments will ya! Sheesh.

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

That’s good!! GET LOST!!

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:27 PM

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

That lie doesn’t work any more. We know you will lurk until another troll, or one of your dirty socks, shows up.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Remember when Garden Grove was as nice a place as the name implies?

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

That was before my arrival there in 2000. Having been born in Santa Ana, well … you’ve seen the worst of it. I recall hearing somewhere a few years back that Santa Ana has the second largest Mexican population in the world after Mexico City.

I lived in Northern CA for 10 years before moving south. While still living in the north, we visited Disneyland around 1998 and I was shocked to see that roughly 75% of all those inside the park were hispanic and speaking Spanish. I had no idea it was that bad (it has to be an order of magnitude worse today) …

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Thank you. I’ve been lurking a for a while and feel like I know many of you. You all seem like a good bunch. b9 is sorta my hero and she gave me the courage to comment.
I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

You didn’t mind cozmo’s little bit of fun did you?

Oh and BTW, the one called Bluegill has NO sense of humour, it rather likes to stir the pot…

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

green bean: WelCome Aboard)

piping aboard
*************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MKY5ZSWHdA

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Others can answer if they want to.

So … where’s the Street Judge? He thinks he’s “The Law.” But we all know that’s his girlfriend’s gig.

How about Oscar? Has he been outed as a former poster?

KoolAid is gone .. or is he?

What is going on around here lately? Where’s my program .. must have been an update about the cast changes …

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Diana West has been doing an excellent job of summarizing the status of the invasion on our southern border.

And she has highlighted how government contractor Southwest Key is benefiting financially from the invasion.

She has also highlighted the connection between Southwest Key and La Raza via Southwest Key Chairman of the Board, Victor Garza.

If there are any Investigative Reporters left, they need to be investigating Southwest Key.

Hmmmm… With a budget of $150 million, would Southwest Key have any reason to send word to Central America that they will take good care of all the new young clients that are sent to invade the U.S. Border?

Border Crashing and Population Replacement

Written by: Diana West

On Tuesday, the Escondido Planning Commission will consider a proposal to turn a building that used to be a continuing care center into a temporary shelter for the minors. The shelter would house 96 beds.

The building, previously owned by Palomar Health, would be leased by Southwest Key, an organization that contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to house and care for immigrant youngsters.

If you visit the Southwest Key website (link above), you will see that the chairman of the board is Victor Garza, a ranking member of La Raza.

I.e., “fundamentally transform” the USA and make money, too. Bonus: it’s US taxpayer, money!

…..

La Raza/Southwest Key again.

TUCSON – Finishing touches are going in on the new Southwest Key facility north of Downtown Tucson. It’s preparing for an influx of migrant children from the border by advertising job openings.

Landscapers and round-the clock security has been the most visible presence here at the old College Place building on Oracle. But soon the facility could be getting even busier.

Southwest Key currently has 272 job openings in Tucson. The organization is looking to fill numerous positions including cooks, clinicians, care providers, and more.

According to job descriptions posted online, requirements for many postions require that employees are bilingual and have previous childcare or case management experience.

…..

Southwest Key reports an annual budget of more than 150 million a year to run its 17 facilities. Most of that money comes from federal government contracts, and that’s not sitting well with some area residents, like Eddie Badilla.

We are paying for our own replacement.

“This is our taxpayer dollars, which is getting me a little upset. we need to help our people first in Arizona,” said Badilla. “It’s like a resort, for them, it’s a resort, they’re getting everything free, and it’s not right.”

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2858/Border-Crashing-and-Population-Replacement.aspx

Investigate Southwest Key NOW!

wren on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

…it rather likes to stir the pot…

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM

It lives to get people banned.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

The current crisis is actually an argument for comprehensive immigration reform. But Goodlatte — who once cried about the breakup of families — is now reduced to arguing that the crisis is the fault of Obama’s failure to enforce the law. Goodlatte’s demand (which is being echoed by other, dumber Republicans) that Obama stop de-prioritizing the deportation of the DREAMers really means: Deport more children. When journalist Jorge Ramos confronted Goodlatte directly on whether this is really what he wants, the Republican refused to answer directly. But the two main GOP positions — no legalization, plus opposition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (relief for the DREAMers) — add up inescapably to “get the hell out” as the de facto GOP response to the broader crisis.

Greg Sargent @washingtonpost.com June 27 at 9:19 AM

.
HEY GREG ! . . . . . how soon are you going down to the border camps, to offer some volunteer labor for this mess, that you insist should be allowed to happen?

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

B9! Is one of the best round here!! We all love her, and I am sure we will you also, so again, a huge hearty WELCOME!!

And as an added bonus, here is a scrumpy hug for you {{HUG}}

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

For once, don’t be a jack ass. You stir up unnecessary trouble. There is no reason for you to start with your antagonism.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

You relate to the following, you stupid, lying troll.

I have said many times that I post here for gags, stunts and shows.

libfreeordie on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

‘Till Durnam forest come to Dunsinane’.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

How about Oscar? Has he been outed as a former poster?

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Hagfish did that.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

green bean is probably another sock. I’d bet on it.

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD Time!

coolrepublica on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

green bean: Like I’ve told SouthernGent/B9/JetBoy,..glad your here:)

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Watch out for the Hagfish…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Oh, I get it now!

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

BG ain’t about to take you on and answer you, sorry!

Better luck next time eh alien.

Do aliens like fish? (Teehee)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

That remains to be seen. Lets see how the legume gets along with the trolls.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

For once, don’t be a jack ass. You stir up unnecessary trouble. There is no reason for you to start with your antagonism.

bluegill on June 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

…finlies4ever !

JugEarsButtHurt on June 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

We are whole again!! Yeehaa!!

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

That remains to be seen. Lets see how the legume gets along with the trolls.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Yes it does, but it’s already looking like one only a few posts in lol

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Absolutely!!

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

You didn’t mind cozmo’s little bit of fun did you?

Oh and BTW, the one called Bluegill has NO sense of humour, it rather likes to stir the pot…

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM

No, I don’t mind Scrumpy. (: I do have a sense of humor. I have observed bluegill, yah she has issues but she sometimes makes good points. The rest is just noise to me.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I do have a sense of humor.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

You’re gonna’ need that.

cozmo on June 27, 2014 at 8:38 PM

…the two main GOP positions — no legalization, plus opposition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (relief for the DREAMers) — add up inescapably to “get the hell out” as the de facto GOP response to the broader crisis.

Greg Sargent @washingtonpost.com June 27 at 9:19 AM

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How ’bout this, Greg :

“Don’t come over illegally ! … Do it the legal way.”

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Drain resources, yes, but participate in the process and tip the scales? Was that the experience of the Reagan-era immigrants who were granted amnesty? How many years would it take to effect enough change?

Alien on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Don’t know if that’s been studied, but one anecdote IIRC:

In 1996 Bob Dornan lost his House seat — by less than 1000 votes — to Loretta Sanchez (she changed from a Republican to a Democrat and changed her last name from her married one to her maiden one specifically to get the hispanic vote in her district).

It was proven by a Congressional committee that hundreds of votes in that race were in fact from illegal aliens. I suspect that additionally thousands of those votes were likely from amnestied illegals …

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:38 PM

The rest is just noise to me.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Many of us tried to help steer bg along but refuses…falls back on harrassing people…

Anyhoo, welcome :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

We have been getting way too much rain here lately…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

new to HA but long time reader. Good evening to all.
I’m from CA. Illegals have destroyed my state. It is lost for good.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Bienvenido frijoles verde


CA USA is done , we are in azatlan now.
I won’t be surprised if US citizens start getting la migra breaking down our doors at night .

burrata on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Just think tho, how green everything will be all summer long!! :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:41 PM

It’s time to brew me a cuppa :)

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

So, more of a Julienne cut green bean.

TXUS on June 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

And as an added bonus, here is a scrumpy hug for you {{HUG}}

Scrumpy on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

You’re to sweet. {{hugsback}} I appreciate the warm welcome.

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green bean is probably another sock. I’d bet on it.

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

? I am not but think what you would like to.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:43 PM

All I want to do is cap off a copper water line. It’s 3/8 inch flexible copper. They gave me a valve at the hardware store with a compression fitting. I don’t want to have to sweat but I could. Anyway for some reason it doesn’t fit. Now I’m thinking of just crimping the end of the pipe. Would that keep water from coming out?

crankyoldlady on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

nope.
put flare adapter on valve and flare the end off line.
never had much luck with soft copper compression fittings on 3/8 and up myself, flare always works for me.

dmacleo on June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

? I am not but think what you would like to.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:43 PM

lmao

You’re as convincing as Obama. =)

non-nonpartisan on June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

…the two main GOP positions — no legalization, plus opposition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (relief for the DREAMers) — add up inescapably to “get the hell out” as the de facto GOP response to the broader crisis.

Greg Sargent @washingtonpost.com June 27 at 9:19 AM

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HEY GREG ! … You won’t mind if we send a few hundred of these aliens to your place of legal residence, will you? … We’ll tell ‘em that the guy who lives there is totally sympathetic to their cause, and wants them to get all the help he can offer.

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

So, more of a Julienne cut green bean.

TXUS on June 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

haha!

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Born and lived near McAllen Tx for 27 years….cesspool of illegals and most corrupt public officials that exist in this country, and that is saying something…happiest day of my life was being northbound from that hole almost 30 years ago…

hillsoftx on June 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Fatal-conceit-drenched-hypocrites, one and all.

Incapable of anything beyond Stage-One Thinking (h/t Thomas Sowell) …

ShainS on June 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

We have been getting way too much rain here lately…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

AMEN to that

gophergirl on June 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Evenin’.
Some fool almost hit me on my ride home from work.
effing drivers.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 27, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Mexican Helicopter Crosses Border, Fires Two Shots, Officials Say
No Injuries or Damage Reported; Mexican Authorities Dispute U.S. Account

June 27, 2014 5:24 p.m. ET
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U.S. and Mexican law-enforcement officials were at odds on Friday over whether a Mexican helicopter involved in an operation to rescue 39 migrants from alleged kidnappers this week crossed into Arizona and fired.

The U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement Friday that a Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed the border by about 100 yards at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning and fired two shots.

The incident occurred roughly 8 miles southwest of San Miguel, a village on the Tohono O’odham Nation reservation, the agency said, and declined further comment.

“Two shots were fired from the helicopter but no injuries or damage to U.S. property were reported,” the statement said. “The incident is currently under investigation.”

Mexican officials disputed that account, however, saying they didn’t believe a Mexican helicopter in the area crossed into U.S. territory, or fired north of the border.

An official with the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Friday that there was an operation early Thursday morning near the Arizona border involving two Mexican helicopters, one from the attorney general’s office and another from the army.

But he said neither of the helicopters crossed the border and fired.

“They never crossed the border, not helicopters and not bullets,” the official said, adding that U.S. authorities had been informed of the operation because of the proximity to the border.

The police action in Mexico’s Sonora state was an effort to rescue 39 migrants, some Mexican and some from Central America, who were being held on a property just 150 meters, or 165 yards, from the border with Arizona, the official said.

The helicopters hovered over the safe house in an area known as La Sierrita where the immigrants were being held, as federal police and soldiers arrived on the ground, and shots were fired by the alleged kidnappers, he added. All the migrants were rescued unharmed, he said.

The kidnapping of migrants in Mexican border towns has become a common practice, as organized crime groups diversify from human trafficking and drug smuggling into extortion rackets. Typically, the migrants are held until a family member pays ransom or they are killed, sometimes by the dozens.

The office of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Representatives of the union for Border Patrol agents also didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/mexican-helicopter-crosses-border-fires-two-shots-officials-say-1403904255
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Marie Harf
Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
June 27, 2014
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TRANSCRIPT:

1:35 p.m. EDT
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QUESTION: Before we get into other things, I got two really quick that may or may not be breaking. One, are you aware of a shooting incident with Mexican law enforcement authorities shooting into Arizona?

MS. HARF: I am not.

QUESTION: Okay. Could you – maybe somebody – it happened earlier today.

MS. HARF: Yeah. We can check, but –

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/06/228539.htm

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/index.htm

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I’m gay and young but am trying to learn as much as I can. Currently, I am an independent but I have been finding myself moving to the right.

green bean on June 27, 2014 at 8:28 PMAre you a guy or a girl? How old are you if you don’t mind my asking?

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM

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