Killers of Border Patrol Agent Caught
“The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. ‘It’s insane,’ he wants America to know. ‘We’re in a war zone.’ And there’s no room for apathy. ‘This is coming to a town near you,’ he warns. The man on the phone is a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security who works in South Texas. He reached out to me last night in the wake of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent’s horrific murder on Friday,” says Michelle Malkin.
“The National Border Patrol Council issued a moving statement after a middle-of-the-night manhunt led to the capture and confessions of the two suspects this weekend,” she notes.
“Agent Vega was armed and fought back to protect his family. During the course of the ensuing firefight Agent Vega’s father was hit in the leg and Agent Vega was mortally wounded. After Agent Vega fell, his family members continued to fight back. Agent Vega’s actions were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Border Patrol and his will be a place, deserved of honor and glory, when the final story of the United States Border Patrol is written.”
CBS Commentator Says Unless Illegal Aliens Do Something Illegal, Leave Them Alone
“According to CBS This Morning host Gayle King on Monday, unless an illegal alien is doing something ‘illegal,’ Americans should leave him or her alone. Mike Hogan from Vanity Fair appeared on the program to discuss a new poll about ethical dilemmas and how people respond. Guest host Vinita Nair wondered, ‘Who’s more likely to report an illegal immigrant living next door?’” the Media Research Center writes.
“Hogan discussed the responses of Republicans, Democrats and independents. He then quoted an off-air discussion: ‘I think Gayle [King] in the green room said, ‘As long as they’re not doing anything illegal, you know, let them live.’”
Washington Post Editors Warn Against Executive Amnesty by Obama
“Obstinate, hopelessly partisan and incapable of problem-solving, Congress is a mess. But that doesn’t grant the president license to tear up the Constitution. As Mr. Obama himself said last fall: ‘If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.’ To act on his own, the president said, would violate those laws,” the Washington Post editors write.
“Mr. Obama now seems to be jettisoning that stance in the name of rallying his political base. He is considering extending temporary protection from deportation to millions of illegal immigrants, including the parents of U.S.-born children and others who have lived in the United States for years. Conceivably, this would give Democrats a political boost in 2016. Just as conceivably, it would trigger a constitutional showdown with congressional Republicans, who could make a cogent argument that Mr. Obama had overstepped his authority.”
DHS Says More Temporary Shelters Not Needed Due to Fall in Children Caught At Border
“About a month after asking states for help finding temporary shelter for undocumented child migrants—sparking much handwringing over the issue—the federal government now says it no longer needs the help,” the Washington Post says.
“In a Tuesday afternoon letter, a federal Health and Human Services official thanked Massachusetts for its offer of assistance, writing that ‘HHS is no longer seeking facilities for temporary shelters for unaccompanied children at this time,’ due to a decline in the number of unaccompanied children apprehended by and in the custody of Customs and Border Protection.”
Schools Across U.S. Brace for Wave of Illegal Alien Children
“As a new school year starts in the coming weeks, the arrival of 50,000 unaccompanied immigrant children since last fall is creating uncertainty among some school districts,” USA Today reports.
“‘We haven’t started school yet, so we are all just holding our breaths to see what’s going to come on the first day of school,’ said Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school support for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia.”
National Review Profile of Sen. Sessions
“[Sen.] Sessions, 67, is a low-profile guy. Though he is not well known nationally, he has for years now been the instrumental force in quashing repeated attempts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. He has a gentle, almost grandfatherly quality, but he doesn’t shy away from combat. He derided the 2007 bill as ‘no illegal alien left behind’; in a single press conference, he blasted it as a ‘colossal error,’ an ‘absolute scandal,’ and a ‘fiscal disaster.’ He declared: ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’ All of this prompted the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank to call him the ‘Lou Dobbs of the Senate,’” writes National Review in a profile of Sen. Sessions.