You may remember Joe Garcia as the Congressman who thinks ear wax tastes delicious. Via Red Alert: Congressman Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) doesn’t think the United States has a border security issue despite the fact that over 57,000 children have already crossed the southern border into the country illegally this year. “We don’t have a border […]

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How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

On July 18, 2014, in Barack Obama, Coal, by ElaneStubblefie

Maliki: looking less to the United States . . . Newscom Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between Iraq’s Shiites and Sunnis, and between Arabs and Kurds, can wait. In the words of one of his colleagues in the State of Law Coalition: “Things on the ground are much more important.

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[guest post by Dana] Breitbart Texas has been the recipient of a leaked elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report , which in part – and contradicting the White House and media narrative – suggests that violence and homicide rates in Central America are likely not the primary cause of the recent surge of illegal aliens entering the United States. An overview: The EPIC report indicates that the belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until ‘misperceptions’ about U.S. immigration benefits were no longer prevalent . The report also states that the migrants cited Univision and other other outlets as having shaped their views on U.S. immigration policy. Another implication of the report is that family members already in the U.S. are encouraging the minors to come and organizing the travel with smugglers. EPIC is a widely respected intelligence analysis group and was initially staffed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). What is motivating the dangerous trek north: (U//LES) In late May, the U.S. Border Patrol interviewed unaccompanied children (UAC) and migrant families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley. Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC and adult female OTMs traveling with minors. Migrants indicated that knowledge of permisos was widespread across Central America due to word of mouth, local, and international media messaging—prompting many to depart for the United States within 30 days of becoming aware of these perceived benefits, according to the same reporting. (U//LES) A majority of migrants interviewed also noted that they had encountered family units, consisting of a mother and child under the age of 18 during their journey to the United States and that the families had indicated they planned to surrender to U.S. authorities because they were informed that they would likely be released. A seeming lack of correlation between violence rates in Central America and the current border crisis: (U//LES) EPIC assesses homicide trends and migrant interviews suggest violence is likely not the principal factor driving the increase in UAC migration. While CBP data from early fiscal year 2011 indicates a steady increase in OTM and UAC migration, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) statistics— within this same timeframe— show a decline in per capita homicide rates in these three countries; El Salvador saw the sharpest decline, followed by Honduras and Guatemala, respectively. So much more at the link . –Dana

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Just another one of those crazy coincidences. Via Daily Caller: The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393. That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are approving most […]

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O’Malley ‘Seriously Considering’ 2016 Run

On July 14, 2014, in Barack Obama, by Stephan5967

Not a serious challenger to Liz or Hillary. Via The Hill Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said that he’s “seriously” weighing a run for president in 2016. “I’m seriously considering it,” O’Malley told The Los Angeles Times in an interview published Monday. Asked why he thinks he should be president, O’Malley said the United States […]

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