Reid Blocks Measure to Keep Tax Credits from Illegal Aliens

Border Tunnel by San Diego Featured Railway, AC

“A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system has been found connecting San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Authorities seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine in the discovery. Officials have not revealed the exact length or location of the recently finished tunnel, but Mexican media report it is near Tijuana’s airport. More than 75 such secret tunnels have been discovered since 2008,” the BBC reports.

McCain Says Amnesty May Pass After 2014 Primaries

“Although 2014 is an election year, [Sen.] McCain said it’s possible that some lawmakers could be more supportive of the legislation, if they clear primary challenges in the spring and early summer,” says

“‘I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,’ McCain told reporters. ‘But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.'”

House Could Vote on Amnesty This Year, Says Congressman

“Rep. Jeff Denham, California Republican, said Thursday that the immigration reform bill will get support from more Republicans and that it’s realistic the House will vote before the end of the year. ‘While there are three Republicans on it now, I think there will be many more to come,’ he said on MSNBC,” the Washington Times reports.

MS-13 Gang Suspects Sought After Police Officer Shot

“Stafford police are searching for two suspects wanted in the shooting of Officer Ann Carrizales, who was shot around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after pulling over a suspicious vehicle. Carrizales, a former Marine, is currently at home recovering from being shot in the face and chest by suspects, according to Stafford police,” the Houston Chronicle writes.

“A warrant has been issued for the suspected driver, 28-year-old Freddy Henriquez. Police are conducting an extensive search for him. Police said both Rodriguez and Henriquez are Honduran nationals who have been in the country for an extended period without proper documentation.”

Reid Blocks Measure to Keep Tax Credits from Illegal Aliens

“U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, left, wants to end the practice of giving illegal immigrants tax credits for kids, but U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., won’t let the House-approved measure H.R. 556 through the Senate,” notes Mike Shedlock at

“One would hope that with budget deficits wildly out of control and with interest on the nation’s debt piling up even with historic low interest rates, that common sense measures to save $24 billion would get easy passage. But such hopes are dashed on the hard rocks of partisan politics. What one party wants, the other doesn’t. Moreover, I am quite sure enough Democrats would vote for this bill if they were allowed. But they aren’t. Reid has blocked the measure.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    tax credits helpline seeker on

    Such a delicate issue, it does seem unfair to the average American to be treated almost as a second class citizen in their own country, but this also happens a lot in places like the UK as well.

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    McCain has been obsolete for years……that means the AZ people is no different………interesting……

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      you know our gov. cuts americans benifets but wouldn’t it make sence to cut programs for illegals to fund true americans progams that have been cut make more sence. but no , hey what would mexico do if more of us went to mexico to live and not pay there taxes ? do you think they would like it.

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    There was a recent story in Florida about a M13 gang suspect who was deported last November and was recently just rearrested again here. The total time it took him to return here from the country he was deported to? Two weeks. So much for that secure border, huh?