The Army is suspending the Tuition Assistance program for active duty and reserve soldiers beginning Friday, according to an email obtained by the Washington Times.
The move will suspend financial assistance for soldiers who take classes in their off-duty time after work and on the weekends.
“This suspension is necessary given the significant budget execution challenges caused by the combined effects of a possible year-long continuing resolution and sequestration,” said an official Army statement Friday.
Classes that are already approved will be funded, but not new requests for assistance, according to the memo.
More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California’s new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status. — While far from a complete picture, that number is the best indicator yet of how many students hope to benefit from a pair of laws that could radically change the college experience for a generation of students whose parents brought them…
Betrayed Again: Washington State “Dream Act” To Fund Illegal Aliens
By Jesse Mossman on March 6, 2013 at 5:26pm
Washington citizens seeking an education are about to be betrayed again: Washington State HB 1817 would give illegal aliens access to state financial aid. Some are calling this a Washington State Dream Act because the illegals in question are the ones to whom Obama gave amnesty by executive order-without bothering to ask Congress.
Note that former Governor Gary Locke (himself descended from a Chinese illegal alien) already achieved in-state tuition for illegals. Now, if this bill becomes law, they will get financial aid too.
Observe the compounding effect such measures have on legal residents: First, granting illegal aliens in-state tuition rates means they take subsidized spots which could go to legal residents. Then, claiming there is not enough money, the University of Washington-paid for by taxpayers-bumps state residents in favor of foreign students who pay higher tuition. Now making illegal aliens eligible means less money to assist legal residents.
So potential students who are citizens or legal residents get not just a one-two punch, but a kick thrown in as well. Will the voters of this very liberal state react to the beat down of their own children? It is doubtful: liberals have a long history of self-destruction-witness their participation in the destruction of their country by third world invaders.
The Obama administration’s decision to release some immigrants awaiting deportation back into the community has spawned a furious backlash fromCongress, where stunned lawmakers have besieged the Homeland Security Department with questions.
Department officials have described the move as a cost-savings measure required by the budget sequesters, but two years ago one top official testified toCongress that detaining immigrants is usually cheaper than releasing them.
I’ve been working this issue for the past couple weeks behind the scenes with politicians and media, trying to get to the truth about the mass release of illegal aliens by the Obama Regime. We know that at least several dozen aliens awaiting deportation were released from the Otay Mesa Detention Facility in San Diego in the past 3 weeks under Obama’s orders. The facility is run by Corrections Corporation of America (as are most ICE detention centers in the U.S.) and they operate under contract with DHS, which means the detention beds are paid for whether they are occupied or not. $164 is the rate per alien per day at these contracted facilities. So releasing illegals from custody saves zero tax dollars; the money has already been budgeted and is paid monthly. Congress has budgeted for 34,000 alien detentions total nationwide, but DHS is reducing the number of aliens detained down to about 26,000. This apparently was/is all a big political scam by Barack Obama to scare Congress into raising our taxes. It didn’t work, but it has unleashed thousands of foreign aliens into our cities, with promises to release thousands more before the end of March.
Senior ICE sources have assured me that they are not releasing any convicted criminals in San Diego despite Obama’s orders. So far SD ICE has only released aliens that were not convicted of any crimes and intend to keep it that way if possible. We know that is not the case in other parts of the country where ICE has released some violent, convicted criminals due to orders from Washington to meet quotas of releases. We will continue to monitor the situation here in SD Co. Public safety is always our #1 concern. Obama’s goal is obviously to open our borders to millions more impoverished illegal aliens to permanently destroy our Constitutional Republic.
Rep. Duncan Hunter sends letter to DHS demanding details of alien releases:
Please take action today to stop Obama’s evil amnesty scheme for 20+ million illegal aliens (future Democrat voters). Pro-amnesty leftists are swarming Capitol Hill with a call-in campaign this week demanding open borders and amnesty. Only We the People can stop them, like we did in 2007.
Hi NY ICers,
I recently received word of the other side’s plans to protest for their D.R.E.A.M. Amnesty
on the same day of our meeting, March 28th.
It will be conducted by a group NY ICE has counter protested before, named the New York
State Youth Leadership Council.
Their protest will be a little earlier than our meeting, and I think a few of us who work can
use our lunch hour to come to the earlier part of this. (Their demonstration for the
D.R.E.A.M. begins at 2:30pm).
Please let me know if you can make it! For further information on the other side’s plans for March 28th, you can visit their propaganda page at:http://www.nysylc.org/2013/02/
Here are the Details:
WHAT: NY ICE Counter Protest of D.R.E.A.M. Amnesty Supporters
Whole Foods Supermarket)
BRING: Anti-D.R.E.A.M. Amnesty signs, or just Anti-Amnesty signs. I will likely bring my
standby “Hispanic Against Illegal Aliens” sign. Here’s another idea for a sign:
“Their D.R.E.A.M. is our NIGHTMARE”. Bring CAMERAS.
CONTACT: Joanna at [email protected] to let her know you can come!
PLEASE let me know!
NY ICE (New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement)
Scheduled to take place March 12 through March 14, the call-in campaign is the latest attempt by the pro-amnesty lobby to drown out the voices of hard-working Americans who oppose granting a free pass to law-breakers.
Going by the name “Interfaith Worker Justice,” the organization spearheading the campaign says it is “made up of coalitions, committees and community groups of interfaith worker advocates, congregational members and clergy.” Notably, the organization is funded by pro-amnesty entities such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Ford Foundation.
We need your help NOW to counter these voices. With 22 million legal Americans unemployed or looking for full time work, we must prevent special interests from dictating our immigration policy! We need to work harder than the opposition to make sure Congress does not pass an amnesty bill. Call your Senators and Representative NOW and tell them to OPPOSE AMNESTY! Tell them:
- You want immigration ENFORCEMENT, not another amnesty.
- Amnesty legislation rewards those who broke U.S. immigration laws and only encourages more illegal immigration.
- U.S. immigration policy must meet the needs of hard-working Americans—not those of special interests!
To find out how to contact your Members of Congress, click here.
|Urgent Request! Amnesty legislation is on the horizon|
It’s already been a busy week in Washington, D.C. Open-border proponents have been inundating Congress in an effort to build support for amnesty. A group called Interfaith Worker Justice is organizing a call-in this week “to support real and inclusive comprehensive immigration reform.” Last week, hundreds of La Raza activists descended on Capitol Hill with their pro-amnesty message.
It’s time they hear from us!
We need you to call Congress with your opposition to amnesty THIS WEEK. Do it today, tomorrow, AND Friday if you can!
After you make calls to your Senators and Representatives, please also send them a fax or e-mail to reinforce your views.
The more we voice our opinion, the louder and more effective it will be. And remember, a phone call is considered TWICE as important, and therefore twice as effective, as an email.
Thank you for your time during this hectic week,
CAPS Associate Director
Please join Ruthie this Thursday March 14th, 2013 with
GUEST: LINDA VICKERS, Texas Border Volunteers
8 pm Lead Stories *** 8:30 pm Criminally and or Insane *** 9:00 pm GUEST
Linda and Ruthie will be discussing what is taking place on the Vickers Ranch,
the infux of illegal aliens on their land, what the cuts to Border Patrol etc will
mean for them and what they feel the current actions of Washington really
result too - the bottom line ON the front lines
A must tune in! - here are several links
Rancher says Border Patrol budget cuts are stab in the back
Furloughs bite for customs workers
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[Family spokesman Brian] Scranton said the Charrettes had returned to Ridgway, Colorado, on Monday and were overwhelmed by the support from residents of the town, who had set up an assistance fund, created a website for neighbors to sign up to bring meals to the grieving family and opened their homes to relatives coming to support the family. The town is naming a bike trail after the slain boy, Scranton said.
Most Idaho dairy farm workers illegal immigrants
Different estimates say most of Idaho’s 8,300 dairy farm workers are illegal immigrants.
U.S. Rep. Paul Labrador recently put the number at 90 percent.
Idaho Dairymen’s Association executive director Bob Naerebout says he believes it is between 75 percent and 80 percent.
Naerebout says his estimate is based on U.S. Department of Agriculture figures and past audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Narebout tells the Idaho Statesman ( ) the high number of illegal immigrants on dairy farms has social and legal consequences.
Illegal immigration raid at dairy farm pays off for police
In preparation for the sequester — federal spending cuts forced by Congress’ inability to reach a budget deal — ICE released several hundred low-risk illegal immigrants from detention centers last month and placed them on supervised released instead. The news apparently reached illegal immigrants preparing to cross the border.
“These are people that are just voluntarily turning themselves in to our agents with the expectation they’ll be released,” said Border Patrol Agent Paul Perez, president of the Rio Grande Valley union of the National Border Patrol Council. “When you cross with the expectation that you’ll be released, there’s no need to hide, there’s no need to run. You just look for a uniformed agent and turn yourself in.”
ICE stopped releasing immigrants after the cost-cutting move sparked public outcry.
A spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector said he couldn’t immediately comment on the union’s concerns or provide apprehension numbers.
Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley Sector, many working near McAllen, have reported apprehending more illegal immigrants than normal during the weekend, Perez said.
Neither Perez nor local rank-and-file agents knew how many illegal immigrants voluntarily surrendered with the expectation ICE would release them. Internal Border Patrol numbers obtained by The Monitor show weekend apprehensions steadily climbed during February.
A Border Patrol agent sent The Monitor photos taken recently at the McAllen Station, which show dozens of immigrants crowded into overflow areas.
Have been unable yet to confirm immigration status
Death-crash suspect is convicted Killer: Police hunt for felon with previous DWI ‘who killed pregnant woman, her husband and their unborn baby as they drove to hospital’
A Union City man charged earlier last month with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car at a city school appeared in court Thursday on similar charges related to a 15-year-old girl, officials said.
Pedro P. Ponce, 31, of 24th Street, appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City Thursday via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny where he has been since his arrest on Feb. 6, officials said.
The undocumented alien was charged on Feb. 21 with stalking, endangering the welfare of a child and luring and enticing the 15-year-old, the criminal complaint says.
On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Santos Javier Guevara-Oliva, 33, in Hyattsville, Md.
On February 1, the Salvadoran national was charged in Santa Barbara, Calif., with aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14 as well as forcible rape.
Dangerous TB Patient Nabbed On U.S. Border
The second page of the charging affidavit against Lopez warns in all capitals: “LOPEZ IS NOT A US CITIZEN AND IS A POTENTIAL FLIGHT RISK.”
Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform
English requirement in immigration reform will test underfunded ESL system
Please join Ruthie March 7th, 2013 at 8 pm CST with
GUEST: Rusty Fleming
Lead Stories at 8 pm
Criminally and or Insane 8:30 pm
Rusty at 9 pm
Rusty and Ruthie will be discussing the release of illegal alien by DHS
and what they are seeing - if anything - in Texas on this. Plus Gov Perry’s
remarks concerning this unbelievable action.
We will discuss how Hudspeth County will handle the situation
and cartel news updates
Archived at Red State Talk Radio at redstatetalkradio.com