Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Last week Newscast Media featured an open letter
from Homeland Security to parents of illegal aliens crossing the Southwest US border.
Today, President Obama has responded by writing a letter to the Speaker of the
House and both the Republican and Democrat leadership in the House and Senate,
with his rendition as to why the crossings are happening.
Obama also explains that individuals who embark upon this perilous journey are
subject to violent crime, abuse, and extortion as they rely on dangerous human
smuggling networks to transport them through Central America and Mexico. He
therefore approaches it as an “urgent humanitarian situation with an aggressive,
unified, and coordinated Federal response” being conducted by the US and the
relevant countries from which the immigrants originate. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>
Newscast Media AUSTIN—Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe
Straus have directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law
enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of
illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to
secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to fund border security
operations at approximately $1.3 million per week.
“Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly
by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened,” Gov. Perry said.
“Until the federal government recognizes the danger it’s putting our citizens in by its
inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to
keep our citizens and communities safe.” CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>
Newscast Media — Legislation that would end automatic granting of American citizenship to children born in the U.S. by illegal immigrants has been introduced by four GOP lawmakers, who have argued that birthright citizenship encourages illegals to cross the border into America.
Reps. Steve King of Iowa, George Miller of California and Rob Woodall and Phil Gingrey, both of Georgia, said the current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to so-called “anchor babies” is a “misapplication” of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.
“Passage of this bill will ensure that immigration law breakers are not rewarded, will close the door to future waves of extended family chain migration, and will help to bring an end to the global ‘birth tourism’ industry,” King said. Miller added that granting birthright citizenship to children of illegal immigrants “rewards those that have recklessly broken our nation’s immigration laws, and costs American taxpayers billions annually.”
The move by the U.S. representatives coincides with legislation being introduced in several states aimed at finding a way to challenge birthright citizenship as well as crack down on illegals through other measures. Automatic citizenship is enshrined in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which was read on the House floor on Thursday. The provision, ratified in 1868, was drafted with freed slaves in mind.
Several state lawmakers operating under the group State Legislators for Legal Immigration met in Washington this week to discuss a legal challenge that would force the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether the 14th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal residents.
The lawmakers want states to adopt a bill that would bestow state citizenship on people who meet the state’s definition of a U.S. citizen and are state residents. They also want states to agree to a compact that defines who is eligible for U.S. citizenship. The lawmakers say Congress must approve the compact but it does not require the president’s signature. http://newscastmedia.com/citizenship.html
Newscast Media AUSTIN, TX– The newly re-elected Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in order to contain the drug-related violence that plagues the US-Mexico border, the U.S. should consider deploying armed forces into Mexico. Perry said military might is necessary to defeat the drug cartels, and the success of immigration reform will depend on how effectively border violence is decreased.
“I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military,” Perry said. “Any means that we can use to run these people off our border and to save Americans’ lives, we need to be engaged in.”
Perry has been a vocal proponent of deploying more military forces to the U.S.-Mexico border, hand-delivering a request to President Barack Obama in August.
Perry also believes that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, and is bold in stating his beliefs about it.
“My children are in their mid-20s. They know for a fact that Social Security is not going to be around. They know it’s a Ponzi scheme,” he said. “When you have a very small group paying in to pay a very large group, that’s a Ponzi scheme.” http://newscastmedia.com/border-troops.htm