Today’s Immigration Headlines – August 7, 2014

Biden Wants More Pro-Bono Lawyers to Volunteer for Illegal Aliens

“U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made an impassioned plea to U.S. law firms on Wednesday to free up attorneys to help deal with the surge of Central American children who have entered the country illegally by providing more pro bono representation,” Reuters reported.

“At the end of a meeting with about 60 people – some from white-collar law firms, others from nonprofit organizations who work with immigrants – Biden urged lawyers to step up and help deal with a backlog of court cases for tens of thousands of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.”

Seventy Percent of Americans Say Immigration is a Cultural Threat

“As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy,” Reuters reports.

“Seventy percent of Americans – including 86 percent of Republicans – believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll.”

“The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare – the healthcare insurance overhaul – and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November’s congressional election.”

Biden Says “These Are Our Kids”

“Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless. ‘These are not somebody else’s kids. These are our kids,’ Biden said,” according to the AP.

National Journal Reporter Warns Executive Action Would Divide Country

“National Journal reporter Ron Fournier warned that President Obama’s threatened executive action granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants would be ‘a nuclear bomb that would blow open and make this country even more divided,’” the Daily Caller says.

“Fournier spoke Wednesday on a Fox News panel with host Bret Baier, The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer and National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, with the group discussing the issues surrounding the November midterm elections and the prospects for the two parties.”

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  1. avatar John Winthrop says:

    70% of Americans say immigration is a cultural threat by REUTERS……….not even 50% vote in elections and REUTERS collected 70%….what a bunch of AIR……even 70% of the population are immigrants of 1st 2nd generations etc….so I doubt those results hod REUTERS is full of air.


    Those 70% changed the American culture, besides 11M that is a small percent will change WHAT?……they are already here and whatever change it already happened,,HAHAHA!

    REUTERS is a pathetic organization ….

  2. avatar Lily says:

    A few years ago, as an American citizen unable to work and struggling with disabilities, I tried to get a pro-bono lawyer to help me fight a grossly unfair bureaucratic ruling. Of the four or five I contacted, all were busy, including two who were helping “undocumented workers.” I wonder how many other American citizens with legal needs will be trampled in the stampede of lawyers helping people now pouring across what used to be our border.

    • avatar John Winthrop says:

      Welcome to reality…..even if the illegals were not here…the lawyers, the senators nor the congressman and women would help you…..all they want is what gives them power and money….

  3. Even the Mafia is “Family Friendly”

    So what.

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  5. avatar Leland says:

    One thing you hear constantly is how “family oriented” Latinos are. I guess, since so many decide to have children while still teenagers, knowing that the government is likely going to pick up the costs, not just now but far into the future. It’s beyond dispute that both the parents and children in that situation are statistically going to be a net drain on government services for a large part of their lives. It’s also hard to figure out just how family friendly it is to join some gang when you’re 14. Is it solely Latinos who do that? No, but more than their share of the population are in gangs.

    • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

      You tend to generalize as if all latinos are in gangs and are in welfafe……think about the numbers….,3% of the population 11M or so……..etc

      They are family oriented….and they have a bigger number if children… For a instance some of us have one 1-2 children…. And others cats and dogs….. Etc

      • avatar Leland says:

        Still struggling to read and comprehend, are you? I never said all were. I said “more than their share of the population”. And that is a fact. And I made no difference between legal and illegal. I said “Latinos”. Latinos are 17% of the population. 29% of Latinos are on Medicaid, which is a true welfare program, unlike the Medicare that people pay into their entire life.

        And family oriented is fine. But not when you’re asking others to pay for it. Years after the 1986 amnesty a substantial portion of those people were on some kind of government assistance. You may think that allowing in the poor and impoverished of another nation and making them eligible for government programs is a good idea, but it doesn’t work in the end.

        • avatar John Winthrop says:

          English lesson101 for you Leland……

          Mountains are high
          Animals are irrational…..etc etc…… = GENERALIZATION you said

          “One thing you hear constantly is how “family oriented” Latinos are.” so therefore ALL Latinos…

          More than their share of the population….REALLY? do yo have the numbers can you prove that?……you generalize the majority when it is not true……

          Another lesson for you….

          The reason we have an extra 11M is because of what you support and after 911 in 2001 when after the 245(i) Bush was closing the gap by finishing the job that Reagan started….I already told you but you are so thick in the head……

          • avatar Leland says:

            I just gave you the numbers. Latinos are 17% of the population but are 29% of those on Medicaid. We wouldn’t have 11 million illegals because of what I “support” because I support enforcement of the law, unlike the amnesty and continual lawbreaking you endorse. How come you can never respond under the same name? Your arguments that weak?

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Leland u never got the point…..interesting …..

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Be clearer Leland….u imply 17% of the 11M?….I thought u had to pro e u r legal to have medicaid…….most if not almost all illegals r not that old……

          • avatar Leland says:

            I already explained it, rocket scientist. Medicare requires you to be 65. Medicaid has nothing to do with age. Very young people can get it based on income. Which is why it’s a welfare program.

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            U have not answer or clarify the points…..Why?…simply u do not know….