Tag Archives: immigration

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(Tipped by JMG reader David)

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Louie Gohmert: Send Troops To Mexico

Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Louie Gohmert is pretty sure that President Obama is pushing for minors to cross the border as part of a giant voter fraud scheme, and thinks that if the president were serious about cracking down on illegal immigration, then he would send troops to the Southern border … and perhaps into Mexico. ...

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Open Thread Thursday

As America prepares to celebrate its 238th birthday amidst increasing ugly treatment of immigrants, tell us your own family’s immigration story. Here’s some of my story.

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Photo Of The Day

The above tweet and image comes from a Fox-11 Los Angeles photographer. Putting aside the hilariously and typically misspelled signs, the woman’s claims about diseases arise in no small part due to Fox News reporter Todd Starnes’ claims that the immigrant children are carrying infectious diseases and are covered with lice and scabies. A former nurse at the camp told ...

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CALIFORNIA: Teabaggers Block Buses Transferring Undocumented Immigrants

Via CNN: Angry protesters forced three buses carrying undocumented immigrants to turn around Tuesday in Southern California. The immigrants had arrived in San Diego from south Texas and were on their way to be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol station. Protesters chanting “USA!” “Impeach Obama!” and “Deport, Deport!” blocked their route. A heated yelling match ensued between the demonstrators ...

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Ann Coulter: Immigrant Soccer Fans Are Leading America Into Moral Decay

“Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay. Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls — all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they’re standing alone at the plate. But there’s also individual glory ...

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New “Secure The Borders” Ad

Airing today on CNN is an ad from a group called Americans For A Conservative Direction. On their board is former GOP Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Dan Senor, who was the chief advisor to Paul Ryan’s 2012 vice presidential campaign. Note that the ad stresses “no amnesty.” I bet it didn’t say that two days ago.

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Haters Celebrate Cantor’s Loss

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COMPILATION: Gay News In The 1980s

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled an hour of gay-related news reports that aired in the 1980s. Among the topics: hate crimes, housing rights, HIV/AIDS, immigration rights, pride parades, Barney Frank, Ronald Reagan, the 20th anniversary of Stonewall, the NAMES Project,  and rather interestingly, Houston’s 1985 battle for LGBT rights. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Compilations of gay news in the 1970s ...

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FRANCE: Neo-Nazi Party Leader Suggests Using Ebola To Stop Immigration

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France’s neo-Nazi National Front, says the solution to Europe’s immigration “problem” could be ebola. At a cocktail party before an election rally in Marseille on Tuesday evening, days before the European elections in which the National Front is leading the polls in France, Le Pen spoke of the “demographic explosion” in the world. “Monseigneur ...

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Coulter At CPAC: Immigration Is Like Rape

“This isn’t natural. You have, especially on places like my favorite network, for humor, is MSNBC — and you know, they’re sneering, ‘Oh, Republicans just have to get used to it, the country is changing.’ No, this isn’t a natural process. It’s like you’re being raped and the guy is telling you, ‘Sorry, my penis is in you. Nothing you ...

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Ted Cruz At CPAC: Some People Wish Justin Bieber And I Would Self-Deport

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Canadian Man Has The Texas Sadz

“This ruling by a federal judge, invalidating Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, is a troubling display of judicial activism. Our Constitution leaves it to the States to define marriage, and unelected judges should not be substituting their own policy views for the reasoned judgments of the citizens of Texas, who adopted our marriage law directly by referendum. The court’s decision ...

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Teabaggers Cheer When GOP Rep Tells Child That Her Father Will Be Deported

RELATED: You may recall that Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ (R-TN) campaign website bills him as working to outlaw abortion and as a defender of God-ordained man-woman marriage “and PROUD OF IT.” But in typical Teapocrisy style, his own divorce papers revealed him to be an adulterer many times over who pressured one of his mistresses to abort his child.

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CANADA: Asylum Requests From LGBT Russians To Be “Seriously” Considered

Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said yesterday that asylum requests from LGBT Russians who claim persecution will be seriously considered.  Chris Alexander said Monday in Surrey, B.C., that Russia has taken the wrong path in restricting the fundamental rights of its gay community, and that any refugee claims “related to this particular issue will of course be looked at very ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Married Dutch Lesbian Granted Green Card By USCIS

Via the DOMA Project: Although North Carolina voters passed the infamous anti-gay state constitutional “Amendment 1″ in May 2012 that bars The Tar Heel State from recognizing and performing marriages or civil unions of same-sex couples, Masliah & Soloway clients, Becky and Sanne, who married in the Netherlands, were treated just as any other married couple as they arrived at ...

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USCIS Updates FAQs On Gay Marriage

The USCIS has updated their FAQs page on same-sex marriage. Here are the first two questions: Q1: I am a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national. Can I now sponsor my spouse for a family-based immigrant visa? A1: Yes, you can file the petition. You may file a Form I-130 (and any ...

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Headline Of The Day

Via McClatchy: “From an LGBT perspective, at this point, immigration is going to be an even playing field,” said Cara Jobson, a partner in Wiley and Jobson, a San Francisco immigration law firm. The U.S. government is working to ensure that couples who qualify will be able to get the process started right away, Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the ...

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LGBT HISTORY: INS Issues First Green Card To Binational Gay Couple

Posted this afternoon to the DOMA Project’s Facebook page.

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Napolitano: Come Get Your Green Cards

“I applaud the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of legally married same-sex couples many important federal benefits, including immigration benefits. I am pleased the Court agreed with the Administration’s position that DOMA’s restrictions violate the Constitution. Working with our federal partners, including ...

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