Illegal aliens who have overstayed their visas are “not necessarily” committing a crime just by remaining in the country illegally, according to CNN. The cable network explained in a piece titled “Are undocumented immigrants committing a crime? Not necessarily”, noting that they are not technically committing a crime by refusing to leave the U.S.: Under federal law, it is a crime for anyone to enter into the U.S. without the approval of an immigration officer — it’s a misdemeanor offense that carries fines and no more than six months in prison. Many foreign nationals, however, enter the country legally every day on valid work or travel visas, and end up overstaying for a variety of reasons. But that’s not a violation of federal criminal law — it’s a civil violation that gets handled in immigration court proceedings. In fact, a 2006 study showed that roughly 45% of undocumented immigrants originally entered the US legally, but then remained in the country without authorization after their visas had expired. Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Mark Krikorian, though, says visa over-stays must commit a slew of federal crimes not only to remain in the U.S., but to work in the country as well. “If they’re working, most illegal immigrants who work, work on the books,” Krikorian told Breitbart Texas. “If that’s true, that means they produce false federal documents in order to work. You must show a driver’s license or Social Security number.” “If the information you’re showing is false, that’s perjury,” Krikorian said.
Exactly!! It’s because of this type of liberal agenda-driven reporting that CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. They are feeding a false narrative that is factually inaccurate! If you are here illegally, either because you just crossed OR over-stayed your visa, you’re breaking the law. Period! AND, if you’re here illegally and working, then you’re breaking all sorts of laws as Mark correctly notes here. It’s no wonder that Trump, and others, call them “fake news.” Typical liberal media..
A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands. The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even as the public university builds a $10 million center for black students and others in the center of campus. The new center is considered a “multicultural” one open to all students, but is under construction at the behest of a student group called Being Black at the University of Michigan, whose members complained that black students are marginalized because the original multicultural center they use is located on the outskirts of campus. In their demands, students explain why the new multicultural student center is not enough, “because we want a space solely dedicated to community organizing and social justice work specifically for people of color.” “We want documentation of past, current, and future student activism and this should be a permanent space that is staffed, and has resources for students to organize and share resources,” the demand letter states. Leaders of “Students4Justice” did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment. Campus spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told The Fix that at “this point, our colleagues in Student Life have been working with the Students4Justice leaders to better understand their concerns. This is our normal process.” The demands caught the attention of the Michigan Review, an independent student news outlet which first reported on the issue — and criticized it. “The same organization that criticizes the University for failing to create ‘an environment that engages in diversity, equity and inclusion,’ is calling upon the University to undermine these ideals by facilitating a sort of de facto segregation? One where space and resources are designated for students based solely on the color of their skin?” the Review wrote. “To advocate for the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion, while simultaneously calling upon the University to sanction these spaces on campus is both unprincipled and laughably regressive,” it added. The demands were first presented last fall, but an updated version was refiled with administrators in late January after a series of incidents deemed racist, according to the demand letter. This list of demands also call for more support for “marginalized” students “when oppressive attacks occur,” increasing the affirmative action of “Black, Arab, and other PoC” in tenured faculty, more readily alerting students on campus of “bias incidents,” and offering more financial aid for those of lower socioeconomic status. Students4Justice bemoan what they perceive as a lack of action from campus leadership to these demands. In addition to the petition, earlier this month they held a sit-in, as well as a silent protest when prospective students visited campus. “Our president has blatantly ignored us and it is time for us to speak up. We have been told that our demands are ‘rude,’” the group states on Facebook in announcing its petition. “We are calling on someone to care about students’ concerns and to lead us with integrity and help us fight against the oppression and hateful acts that try to destroy us and our community.”
Oh, that’s rich.. It is these self-righteous, anti-white racist, entitlement-minded, extreme liberal, spoiled brat kids that are destroying their “community,” and the atmosphere at Univ. of MI. If they want to have their protests and have their little activist club, then fine. BUT, I highly doubt that the alums, and taxpayers of MI (who all fund this school), don’t want to see those monies squandered on silly politically correct nonsense like this. Hopefully the school president will push back against these free speech, and racial, bullies…and tell them to get back to class, for crying out loud. We’ll, of course, keep an eye on this story…
Once again drawing the ire of environmentalists, President Trump on Tuesday began to roll back a rule put in place by his predecessor that gave the federal government wide authority over small bodies of water across the country. Mr. Trump signed an executive order that directed the EPA to begin dismantling the “Waters of the U.S.” regulation, which gave the agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, power over small streams, lakes, ponds, and other waterways. The Obama-era rule was highly controversial when it was unveiled in May 2015, with conservatives, energy companies, the agricultural industry, and other stakeholders casting it as an precedented Washington power grab. Amid those concerns, a federal court in October 2015 stayed the rule after just a few months in effect. Mr. Trump’s decision Tuesday technically doesn’t take the regulation off the books for good, but it does give clear guidance to federal agencies that they must “review and reconsider” the rule immediately, potentially ending the ongoing legal battle. “EPA’s so-called Waters of the U.S. rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation. It has truly run amuck,” the president said during a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon. “The Clean Water Act says the EPA can regulate navigable waters, meaning waters that truly affect interstate commerce. A few years ago the EPA decided that navigable waters can mean nearly every puddle or every ditch on a farmer’s land, or any place else they decide, right? It was a massive power grab.” In his order, Mr. Trump relied on a legal opinion written more than a decade ago by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In that opinion, Scalia said the “Waters of the United States” should apply only to permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water. Just as Mr. Trump argued Tuesday, critics long have contended that under the Obama administration’s interpretation, the Waters of the U.S. rule could, in theory, be applied to ditches or puddles, though the EPA had denied that claim. The move is the beginning of what will be a broad effort by Mr. Trump to use executive power to undo many Obama administration initiatives on climate change and the environment. The president is expected to soon sign another executive order undoing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the first set of national limits on carbon emissions from power plants.
Yes!! Glad to see some common sense, as it relates to the out-of-control leviathan that is the EPA. From day one here at The Daily Buzz, we’ve called on our federal government to first defund that federal agency, and then abolish it entirely. It’s very existence is unconstitutional, and let’s be clear.. It does NOTHING for our environment. If anything, it causes damage to it! Those of us here in sunny Colorado know that all too well. Just Google: Gold King Mine, and take a good hard look at what the EPA did to a couple of our rivers….and as of yet NOBODY has been reprimanded, let alone gone to jail for that disaster. But, I digress.. We’re excited about this development, and look forward to more of this from Pres. Trump and his new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt. Excellent!! 🙂
Along with tons of garbage left behind at the Dakota Access protest camp, at least eight dogs have been discovered since protesters departed last week under a federal evacuation order. The canines — two adults and six puppies — were picked up by volunteers with Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue after the last of the protesters exited the Oceti Sakowin camp, allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to join the massive cleanup effort. “Yesterday a group of volunteers headed down to the DAPL campsite and surrounding area and brought back some of the animals,” said the Bismarck rescue Saturday on its Facebook page. “They received immediate vet care, were given a bath and love, and will now remain in quarantine until we know they are healthy enough to be with other animals.” Julie Schirado of Furry Friends said the rescue effort has been made more difficult by conditions at the muddy, debris-strewn camp. A Florida-based sanitation company, hired by the corps on a $1 million contract, has moved in with dump trucks, loaders and other equipment to clear the encampment located on a federal floodplain before the snowmelt washes the trash into the Cannonball River. “It’s a mess down there, so it’s really, really hard to find these animals and get them,” Ms. Shirado told KFYR-TV in Bismarck. The protesters have come under criticism for abandoning the animals, but several commenters on the rescue’s Facebook page said that the dogs could have been strays that wandered into the camp on their own during the protest. Rescue workers have asked anyone who believes they own the dogs to contact the facility. Photos of the dogs are posted on the Furry Friends Facebook page.
Gotta love the breathtaking hypocrisy of these extreme lunatic liberal losers who are there, ostensibly, to protest in defense of the environment, and yet they leave TONS of garbage behind when they leave. Of course the dominantly liberal mainstream media doesn’t report this side of the Dakota Access story, as it would undermine their extreme liberal environmental agenda. But, I digress… At the very least, the local authorities should write misdemeanor littering citations to these oxygen thieves; just add that to whatever else these maggots get charged with. Then, on top of that, we find out that some poor critters have been abandoned. To be fair, some MAY have wandered into the campsite. But, c’mon.. None of these bleeding hearts were ready to take them in? Guess not.. Liberals love to whine, protest, and so on…oh..and spend everyone else’s money..but don’t want to take any personal responsibility of their own. Typical..
Mystery meat is dead. Long live sustainable, locally sourced protein. As much as we’d like to say that there’s a label that will give you the green light — “Organic,” “Grass-Fed,” “Farm-Fresh,” — the reality is, we trust people, not packaging to tell us how good our meat really is. So the better someone can answer questions about how the animals were raised, fed and butchered, the more confident we feel. You want to be as close to the action as possible, without doing the butchering yourself (unless that’s how you roll). Here’s where to start buying meat the right way, from good to best: GOOD – Some supermarket chains do a better job at sourcing responsible product. Whole Foods isn’t perfect, but the company rates its meat on a five-step animal-welfare scale (5+ being best). Its stores also feature meat from local(ish) farms, and the butchers are usually more knowledgeable than those at other chains. BETTER – If you buy your meat from local producers at a farmers’ market, you know exactly where it’s coming from. And cutting out the middleman helps small farmers who show up to sell their meat in a big way. The only drawback is that since producers can’t butcher the meat themselves and most of it comes frozen, you have less flexibility around cuts. BEST – A whole-animal butcher shop is probably your best bet — and there are an increasing number all over the country. You want a place that buys whole pasture-raised animals from local farms, breaks them down in-house, and is staffed by butchers who can tell you where a cut comes from, plus give advice on how to cook it. We like spots like Fleishers Craft Butchery in New York City.
And, of course Amiel Stanek (the author of that piece) at bon appetit magazine, would say that, as the magazine is based in NYC. For those of us in sunny Aurora, Colorado, the best place locally is Sam’s Meat Market. If you’re in the area, their web site is: www.samsmeats.com To read more about healthy meat eating from the good folks at bon appetit, click on the text above. Cheers! 🙂