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The Immigration Executive Order Liveblog

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:36pm
Obama Immigration Executive Action Speech

You can watch the announcement here at Legal Insurrection, or on the White House website.

We’re a little less than 30 minutes away from Obama’s big announcement on...

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Obama prepares to throw down the gauntlet

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:22pm
Obama Executive Order Immigration

For months Obama has been saying, “I’m gonna do it, I’m really gonna do it—unless of course you give me what I want.” He even told us the timing; it would be after the election.

In doing so, he will be keeping a promise to his radical base (Hispanic...

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Executive Immigration Action-palooza

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:30am
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I may have been born and raised in America, but I have an immigration story, too.

My grandma fled post-World War II Denmark with her family after the Nazis finally turned tail in May of 1945. After 3 tense years of uneasy collaboration and 2 of direct resistance against occupation, Denmark...

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Obama Teases New Immigration Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:33pm
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Because the suspense was apparently killing everyone, today President Obama’s team released a video message from the man himself letting everyone know that the Constitution has but one day left to live tomorrow night (THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY!) he will reveal his plan to “fix our broken immigration system.”

Our immigration system...

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Obama’s amnesty plan turns discretion into illegitimate defiance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:30am
Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

One of the most frequent questions I get is “How can we stop Obama from ….”

The ellipses reflects that there are a variety of issues on which people want Obama stopped.

The answer to most of those questions is, as Obama himself suggested, to go out and win some elections.

And that is...

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Krauthammer: Amnesty Plan an Impeachable Offense

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 3:06pm
Krauthammer and Kelly

Charles Krauthammer appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show this week to discuss Obama’s plans for amnesty by executive order.

Kelly, who is a lawyer, pointed out that we’re entering “uncharted waters” and that even Reagan’s famous amnesty was done with congress. Krauthammer concurred and pointed out that it’s an impeachable offense.

Transcript and video...

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Obama Set to Radicalize Immigration System

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00am
Illegal-Immigration

Brace yourselves…executive action on immigration policy is coming.

Next week, President Obama is scheduled to reveal a 10-point, comprehensive immigration reform plan through executive action. The plan’s most controversial provisions would expand deferred action and halt deportations for millions...

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Will Obama go rogue on immigration?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
Obama Executive Order Immigration

President Obama is once again threatening to enforce immigration reform through Executive Order.

Obama threatened immigration “reform” (a term no one seems to be able to define exactly) via Executive Order this summer. As midterms drew closer and Democrats were getting hammered on the issue, he backed off the subject. As...

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Loretta Lynch about to meet immigration politics meat grinder

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:15pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/loretta-lynch-tapped-replace-eric-holder-attorney-general-n244266

As expected, on Saturday Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General.

I’m not sure how many more times I’ll make this disclosure — but for the second time I’ll note that I’m biased in favor of my law school classmate. I remember Loretta as a very nice...

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Devastating pre-trial rulings against Rasmieh Odeh in naturalization prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:59pm
(Rasmea Odeh appearing before Judge Paul D. Borman)

The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that bombed a supermarket in the late 1960s, starts November 4.

Odeh was convicted in Israel, but now claims she was tortured...

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Margin of Fraud: Non-Citizen Vote May Determine U.S. Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 8:00am
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Non-citizens, who should not be voting, wield significant influence in American elections according to a new report from the Washington Post. Can you guess which party they typically vote for?

Jesse Richman and David Earnest reported, here are some highlights:

Could non-citizens decide the November election?

In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral...

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Judge orders jurors protected from pro-Palestinian activists

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:32am
https://www.facebook.com/678264732186412/photos/pb.678264732186412.-2207520000.1413555885./838050146207869/?type=3&theater

The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that bombed a supermarket, starts next in two weeks.

Odeh now denies involvement, claiming she was tortured and sexually humiliated into confessing...

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Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:50pm
Protesters outside federal courthouse Rasmea Yousef Odea w border

We have frequently reported on the aggressive protest tactics of anti-Israel groups.

According to a motion filed in federal court in Detroit, some of those groups allegedly have crossed a line, or plan to cross a line, from legitimate and protected protest into improperly trying to influence the jury in the upcoming...

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Perfect immigration amnesty political metaphor?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:23pm
Richard Grenell Twitter White House Fence Jumper w border

From Richard Grenell on Twitter.

Too cute?

Or not cute enough?

 
 
 

Luis Gutiérrez: Securing Border a Dereliction of Duty

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00am
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Luis Gutiérrez is a Democratic representative from Illinois who frequently attacks anyone who is not for amnesty.

As an example, here he is on Sean Hannity’s show claiming that securing the U.S. border would be a dereliction of his duty. Transcript and video via Real Clear Politics:

Gutierrez: Voting to Secure Border First...

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Dem Congressman Attacks “Conservative” Dems on Immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:10pm
http://youtu.be/K1J-DJmOfUg

When it comes to red-meat quotes on immigration and calls for President Obama to use Executive Orders to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions, news networks know there is one go-to guy: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

Just last year, he urged caution and bipartisanship.

Not anymore. Yesterday, Gutierrez expanded his political enemies...

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Obama’s executive action on amnesty will wait until after election

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
Illegal-Immigration

Today, Barack Obama formally declined to commit electoral suicide on behalf of every democrat running for higher office in a “leans Republican” state.

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a White House official told...

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