Open-Borders Advocates Attack Local Newspaper That Won’t Give In To Politically Correct Pressure

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I stand with the Santa Barbara News-Press. How about you?

The newspaper is under fire for refusing to kowtow to left-wing word police and militant propagandists who demand unfettered illegal immigration. Last week, in the wake of angry protests against the publication, vandals threw paint bombs and spray-painted graffiti on its offices.

So, what exactly is the News-Press’ unforgivable crime? Calling illegal aliens “illegals” in a headline for a story about illegal aliens descending on California DMVs. A new law went into effect two weeks ago allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses without proof of lawful residence. The article featured interviews with ecstatic illegal aliens, including one who has been in the country illegally for “22 years.”

Latina magazine called the News-Press headline — “Illegals line up for driver’s licenses” — the “most offensive headline against undocumented immigrants ever.” Hyperbole much? Ethnic agitators from a group called “People Organized for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth (PODER)” condemned the paper as “blatantly racist,” demanding that the paper adhere to the slanted guidelines of the Associated Press or face a boycott.

The blatantly biased AP rules advise journalists to abandon the concise terms “illegal,” “illegal alien,” or “illegal immigrant” in favor of the wordy, whitewashed “‘living in’ or ‘entering a country illegally’ or ‘without legal permission.’” Illegal aliens with Obama amnesty cards are now people with “temporary resident status” — blatantly blurring the distinction between legal foreign visitors who legally applied for and received legal temporary status and illegal border-crossers, illegal deportation evaders, and illegal visa overstayers who successfully won the political illegal alien amnesty lottery by playing the waiting game.

Because references to the rule of law are considered oppressively racist/colonialist/imperialist, social justice mobsters are pushing the term “undocumented” on media coddlers. But it is patently absurd to force a newspaper in the name of “accuracy” and “objectivity” to call illegal aliens queuing up for government-issued documents “undocumented.”

These “undocumented” aliens, now eligible for state driver’s licenses, federal work authorization permits, in-state college discounts, bank accounts, taxpayer identification numbers, and birth certificates issued by Mexican consular offices on government soil, are the most documented aliens in American history.

News-Press publisher Wendy McCaw told me this week that the free speech-stifling thugs “have threatened to return on January 19 to deliver a petition and stage another protest against us if we do not offer a retraction by 3 p.m. that day.” McCaw vows she will not bend to the ultimatum or any other — and she has a track record to prove her toughness.

McCaw has defied the progressive forces of political correctness for years in previous First Amendment battles over whom she should hire and how she should run her newspaper. Radical elements in her community and industry have long held a grudge against her and her paper for resisting union pressure and refusing to conform to left-wing orthodoxy.

And boy, do these people know how to hold grudges.

In addition to the paint bombs, unhinged mau-mau-ers spray-painted a radical Reconquista slogan on the News-Press building: “The border is illegal, not the people who cross it.”

Yes, they’re still trying to re-fight the Mexican-American War of 1848 and re-litigate the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. No surprise. Santa Barbara has been a longstanding hotbed of tribal grievance politics. In the late 1960s, liberal Latinos at the University of California at Santa Barbara unveiled El Plan de Aztlan, which states:

“We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent. Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner ‘gabacho’ who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture.”

The Aztlan plan birthed Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) — an identity politics indoctrination machine on publicly subsidized college and high school campuses nationwide whose members have rioted in Los Angeles and editorialized that federal immigration “pigs should be killed, every single one” in San Diego.

As I’ve reported previously, the MEChA Constitution calls on members to “promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza (race) with an emphasis on indigenous consciousness to continue the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlan.” “Aztlan” is the group’s term for the vast southwestern U.S. expanse, from parts of Washington and Oregon down to California and Arizona and over to Texas, which MEChA claims to be a mythical homeland and seeks to reconquer for Mexico.

MEChA’s symbol is an eagle clutching a dynamite stick and a machete-like weapon in its claws; its motto is “Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.” Translation: For the Race, everything. For those outside the Race, nothing.”

Tell me who the racists are again.

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House Votes To Roll Back Obama’s Immigration Order

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According to breaking reports Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a resolution overturning Barack Obama’s executive action granting deferred deportation for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who arrived in the country as children.

The amendment was included in a larger bill aimed at funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the year.

Prior to the vote, House Speaker John Boehner explained that his party’s opposition to the executive action on immigration is not based on partisan disagreements–but a desire to uphold the Constitution.

“We do not take this action lightly,” he said, “but simply there is no alternative. It’s not a dispute between the parties or even between the branches of our government. This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the Constitution itself.”

The bill is now set to be presented for a Senate vote, where supporters will face an uphill battle for passage.

Even with a majority in the new session, the 54 Senate Republicans would need the help of at least six Democrats to pass the bill.

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent said he is confident members of the other chamber are “not going to pass this bill.”

Some reports indicate senators might take out the immigration amendment and return the funding bill to the House for approval ahead of next month’s deadline.

h/t: Fox News

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Judge Takes Action On Sheriff Joe’s Lawsuit Against Obama, And The WH Spins It In Absurd Way

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It was the first courtroom battle over President Obama’s executive amnesty plan — a battle waged by a sheriff whose clashes with the federal government over immigration enforcement have often been contentious.

And this battle didn’t turn out as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanted, though his lawyer says the war is far from over.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night threw out Sheriff Joe’s lawsuit seeking to stop Obama’s unilateral action to remove the threat of deportation from close to 5 million illegal immigrants.

As reported on foxnews.com, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama nominee, tossed the case, saying that the role of the courts is not to engage in policy making:

The case brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio “raises important questions regarding the impact of illegal immigration on this nation, but the questions amount to generalized grievances which are not proper for the judiciary to address,” Howell wrote.

It’s critical to note that, in rejecting Sheriff Joe’s suit against the president, the judge refused to rule on the merits of the case — there was no determination whether Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform are or are not constitutional.

But that didn’t stop White House spokesman Eric Schultz from spinning the court’s decision and attempting to portray it as a vindication for President Obama. Again, via Fox News:

“Judge Howell’s decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been saying all along: the president’s executive actions on immigration are lawful,” Schultz said.

According to the judge’s written opinion — and contrary to what Obama’s spokesman indicated — the court made no ruling on the constitutionality of Obama’s action. Essentially, Judge Howell said that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as a county law enforcement official in Arizona, didn’t have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

“Even an ongoing threat to Arpaio by undocumented immigrants would not provide him with standing to challenge the deferred action programs at issue,” Howell wrote.

“The plaintiff must not only show that he is injured, but that the plaintiff’s injury is fairly traceable to the challenged deferred action programs and that the injury is capable of redress by this court in this action.”

Following the court’s rejection of his lawsuit, Sheriff Joe filed a notice of appeal saying that he will pursue the case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Is Barack Obama Melting Down?

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Barack Obama is melting down. Desperate to leave a positive legacy, he is beside himself and grasping at straws. With popularity polls at an all time low and virtually no one approving of how he is doing his job, he is doing an end run around the U.S. Constitution by ramrodding through executive orders and executive actions to implement his policies.

But even this is failing as the courts are blocking his attempt at slam-dunking an amnesty of illegal immigrants.

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Feds Flooding U.S. With Muslim Immigrants, As Government Data Shows Economy Is Falling Apart

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While everyone is worried about the illegal immigrants flooding over the Southern border, the federal government over the last decade has granted legal status to millions of  Muslim immigrants.

This week, we learned the Obama administration is in the process of granting refugee status to 9,000 Syrian Refugees, many of whom could have direct ties to Syrian Terrorist organizations. Once those 9,000 “refugees” are brought into the U.S., the federal government plans to bring in 1,000 Syrian refugees every month, until at least 75,000 Syrian refugees are implanted into 180 cities throughout the United States.

Unlike the surge at the southern border, most of the immigrants from the Middle East have come here legally, with full support and aid from the Federal Government.

Illegal Immigrants from Middle East allowed to Join U.S. Military & Granted Citizenship

Back in 2010, President Obama issued an executive order expediting immigration visa requests from Islamic countries. As part of his plan, people from Islamic countries who had “special skills” like speaking Arabic, Dari, Pushti, or any other Islamic dialect could be granted citizenship in return for serving in our military.

So at the same time this President was purging hundreds of thousands of American citizens from the military, he was granting citizenship and recruiting Muslims to join that same military. These are people who have arrived in the U.S. illegally, with no proof of who they are, or where they actually came from.

Anyone else see a problem with allowing them to join our military? Does the Fort Hood Terrorist attack come to mind?

Why are we dumping Refugees in a Country that’s already bankrupt?

I have no problem with legal immigration, especially if the people we are bringing in can actually contribute to our society by creating jobs. Unfortunately, this administration seems to cater to those with no skills, ensuring even more people will become dependent on this government and its welfare programs.

According to the latest census numbers, one in five U.S. Millennials – adults 18 to 34 years old – now live in poverty. According to the Census bureau, these Millennials are likely to be foreign born and speak a language other than English at home.

The latest Census data paints a pretty grim picture. While the government media machine continues to push the phony mantra that out economy is in recovery mode, the real numbers aren’t so rosy.

The government would like you to believe that everyone now has a job, but the real unemployment number sits at 12.6%. Even more troubling, especially when you consider that this country is being flooded by low-skill workers who will never find a job, is the number of children now living in households that receive government assistance.

A new study just released by the Census Bureau found that almost two-thirds (65 percent) of children in this country now live in a home that receives assistance from at least one government welfare program.

The Collapse is coming, and it’s not going to be pretty.

Unfortunately, most of the country has forgotten how close we came to a complete meltdown of the entire financial system back in 2008. Even more troubling is we’re now in even worse shape than we were during the lead-up to the 2008 financial meltdown.

If you haven’t started taking steps to prepare yourself for coming economic problems, you really need to take a hard look at what’s going on in this country, and then figure out if you’re prepared to face the coming chaos. I devoted an entire section to financial preparedness and the collapse in my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, because I believe it’s one of the most pressing issues we face as a country. It not only has the ability to destroy this once great nation, but the ensuing chaos that will come as a result of the collapse will be beyond anything we’ve ever seen.

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