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A Shady Bunch! GOPe Amnesty is Out of the Shadows and in our Living Rooms

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By Isabel Matos

I hate Bipartisanship! Part 2 (new video). I have to be brutally honest. I have been a bit bored lately and used the time to translate some clips I found while surfing through channels on Youtube. This one is on pro-amnesty journalist Jorge Ramos’s show, ‘Al Punto’ where Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart appears with community organizer Luis V. Gutierrez to give an update on the push for amnesty.  Yes, it is from last year, but if you see this like I do, you won’t be jaded. I promise. It’s always jaw-dropping to feel like a fly on a wall during a sneaky conversation, especially when the conversation reveals how a deal is being cut in DC by representatives. (Where are our hard-hitting news anchors on this issue? And why isn’t there more pressure for them to answer to us, not Ramos?) Diaz-Balart represents many Venezuelans in his district, but amnesty is never a win for Republicans. He is Cuban-American and supposedly anti-communist, just like my two other representatives, so there is no excuse for this. It is shady!

With the help of one or two Congressmen at a time, communist agitator Gutierrez gets what he wants. Seeing him work the host and his colleague is entertaining (at least to me it is), but the reality is that we are, unfortunately, witnessing the GOPe getting very comfortable being out of the shadows on this issue. John Boehner has always been pro-amnesty as Diaz-Balart attests to, but has held it back because of internal issues in our party. Despite our pressure, we lost the latest fight earlier this year on the same day Republicans greeted Netanyahu and won some praise. They allowed the funding of a DHS bill without provisions for stopping DACA or Obama’s Executive Action for two years.

We cannot get tired of calling out Republicans on this. We have to be as pernicious and consistent as our foe, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, shows. Again, it’s been a few slow days news-wise even with the presidential announcements.. kind of a lull, but I hope you enjoy this behind-the- scenes (sort of..) peek proving Boehner’s duplicity we have complained about all along, the embarrassing way some Republicans from the party that Bush has built have fought for this, and the way the extortionists are working them and hurting our country. Please remember that Jeb is scheduled to keynote with Gutierrez at a pro-amnesty Hispanic convention two weeks from today. I just can’t wait. [Yes, I can!]

RNC News Update:

WASHINGTON – The RNC announced that it has sanctioned nine debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus presented a clear vision for the debate process, including the dates, locations and sponsors.

The nine debates sanctioned between schedule is listed below:

1. Fox News – August 2015 – Ohio
2. CNN – September 2015 – California
3. CNBC – October 2015 – Colorado
4. Fox Business – November 2015 – Wisconsin
5. CNN – December 2015 – Nevada
6. Fox News – January 2016 – Iowa
7. ABC News – February 2016 – New Hampshire
8. CBS News – February 2016 – South Carolina
9. NBC/Telemundo – February 2016 – Florida

PENDING:
Fox News – March 2016 – TBD
CNN – March 2016 – TBD
Conservative Media Debate – Date TBD – Locations TBD

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Can you guess which networks are pro-amnesty? The fix has been in. It’s time to keep this topic in the forefront of our conversation and the pressure on all representative, especially with all the distractions we shall be experiencing with the presidential hopeful campaigns in 2016.

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I Hate Bipartisanship!

By Isabel Matos

QUE VIVA LUIS GUTIERREZ! (Not, of course!)

“I am for a completely free and democratic society in Cuba!”

Well, if you missed April Fool’s day this would have sounded like a joke, but he said it. He of course he lied. So this is what we get for Bipartisanship? I know just a few days ago Luis Gutierrez got shouted off stage by patriots but our GOP keeps sends him shout outs instead. Heck, Jeb Bush is going to keynote with Gutierrez later this month and the GOP’s losing strategy is OUT of the SHADOWS. It’s not the first local appearance of Ileana with Luis in Spanish (I don’t watch television all the time), but DACA proponent Ros-Lehtinen is doing dirty work we don’t want her to so it’s time to amp up the effort to expose her. Diaz-Balart has made several appearances with Gutierrez as well as Ryan in 2013.

Bless Luis’s heart (the <sarc> way) for speaking out against human rights violations in Cuba. It’s just what the country needed. One more person to hijack the cause to further the problem. It’s enough to make you vomit profusely, bleed through tears or all the pores in your body.  While pointing out Obama’s omissions in the SOTU speech (too mild of course) one is entertained by Luis’s expressions and effort to contain himself. She stands by dutifully and goes from doting, to a bit dazed, to a little frisky even, but very lucid.  And then. The Group Hug. Or should I scramble the word to just say GUH or UGH on that hug!

Ileana is a great spirit, smart and with boundless energy, but she is Jeb Bush’s water carrier, make no mistake. She has not lost her mind. This is loyalty over decades (at our expense though). Rubio will be here on the 13th but she will not support his 2016 run.  Politicians do things with disregard to the world around them. That is Ileana. She’s happy.  Loyal. Nothing will come between her and Jeb. Not Cuba. Not communism. Not this country. Not corruption. It sucks.

Remember when Rubio said one thing in English another in Spanish and it was caught? I don’t think this is the case. She has been consistent on this issue, but she does use the title of freedom for Cuban in Spanish on her channel. Maybe that is why I hate bipartisanship, nothing gets done, or one just ends up settling for just words. Symbolism is 0kay sometimes, and Luis’s comment did make a headline in this story, but all Ros got in exchange for amnesty was a bone thrown at her (and Cubans). She has made a livelihood of this. Here’s the title:

En Telemundo, Ros-Lehtinen Dice Que La Dictadura Castrista Sigue Sus Tácticas De Represión En Cuba  (In Telemundo, Ros-Lehtinen Says The Castro Dictatorship Continues its Tactics of Repression)

If you can bypass the privacy issue, try to check out: Obama’s latest Executive Action on Immigration.

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I Confronted Marco Rubio on Amnesty!

By Isabel Matos

I did it. I told Marco Rubio to his face what I thought of his push for amnesty and I have decided I will still be a hyphenated-American. Here’s why:

We fled Cuba for this?

I am a Cuban-American whose family fled Cuba because of Communism. My representatives in Florida are helping pass Obama’s Executive Amnesty which is a communist agenda.  Even though it was a rather exciting opportunity to meet my Senator, it was not fun given the circumstances I made a point to meet him under. He is supposed to represent us as Americans (and has a higher calling because of the cause of freedom for Cuba which is what our patriotism has been about for decades). As long as there is communism in Cuba, and as long as there is a dictatorship, there is still a fight against both, and not a push for an agenda, which he has the nerve to call an American Dream, that helps the left, our enemy.

This country is worth fighting for. We are a nation of laws under God, and with a constitution that protects its citizens. Those who push amnesty are lawbreakers. I have a short way of saying it: No borders. No country. We lost Cuba. And now you’re saying that this country is to be run the way the communists would like? I don’t think so. Marco Rubio is a Dreamer, not an Anti-Communist.  This was my brief exchange with him at the American Dreams Book Signing in Miami:

I am working on an amplification of the information given above. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for your encouragement. Please pass this video along to your friends to let them know Amnesty is a Communist Agenda, not just an unconstitutional and impeachable offense by the President.

Fully Fund Obama’s Executive Amnesty, Vote Date 2/27/2015, Vote Description

While considering HR 240, the FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security funding bill, in the Senate, newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) worked with Democrats and liberal Republicans to re-instate funding for Obama’s executive amnesty. Despite promises from Senate Republicans during the 2014 midterm campaign to stand up to President Obama, HR 240 would fully fund Obama’s fall 2014 unconstitutional executive amnesty. This vote is on final passage of HR 240 and is the last opportunity for Republican’s to stop funding for full implementation of President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty for the remainder of the year. -Senate vote Conservative Review – s62-114.2015

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Fake Conservative From Texas Exposed!

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By Isabel Matos

“Opening Arguments”

Members of the Jury of Voters and Readers of this Blog:

In our last session, you were presented with a preview of Linda Vega’s actions at the Republican Convention in Texas last summer, and other publicly displayed posts on her wall and website, which included what we shall consider the opening arguments for this case: 12 reasons for exposing the so-called Republican.

“On the Stand”

Today you will see The Real Linda Vega Interview conducted on January 2nd, 2014, with an interpretation of the story she tells in her own words.  It is up to you to decide whether she intends to deceive unsuspecting voters or not based on the information provided, and/or determine if further activism is needed to expose Ms. Vega if she has indeed, beyond a reasonable doubt, registered to be a Republican so that she can push an agenda that is not Republican.

Interjected between her replies are additions, corrections and more accurate interpretations of the information she provides. Texts and images that appear in the clip, and posts made by Ms. Vega in longer threads with dialogues were are all pertinent to the case, but were trimmed because of a time constraint of 15:30 on the clip, so be sure to use the pause feature to extend reading time as needed.

“What you will have seen in The Real Linda Vega Interview”

Introduction. Linda Vega is a Texas native. She was raised by the Rio Grande Valley. She attended the University of Texas in Austin, and got a law degree from George Washington Law School. She “came back” to Texas to run for Senate in 2014.  She says she sees a lot of gridlock in Washington and not a lot of problem-solving, says the deficit is growing and laws are being passed that are infringing on our liberties and breaking into the cause of flux of prosperity in Texas.

Experience.  Linda Vega says that being an attorney by trade helps her get through the gridlock and the rush of lobbyists that will be rushing to her door because she has “extensive training in talking to people”. In 2005 she started an organization called Latinos Ready To Vote where they “go out the community to talk to people about conservative values” which is sometimes difficult as many people do not understand conservative values until they are properly explained.

In problem solving, she brags, a dialogue is set with people to reach a point where you “both agree or disagree but respectfully to solve the problem at hand”.

When asked if there are too many lawyers in Washington, she agrees there probably are, but that in order to enact or write a law, you have to understand the realm of language and the realm of how a law is passed, and in hind sight, how these laws affect the constitution.  She says that many people do not know enough about the law and need to understand these things better.

When asked about the Government Shutdown and Mitch McConnell leading the Senate, Linda replies that the shutdown hurt our economy but it was an eye opener. She does not always agree with McConnell’s p.h.i.l.o.s.o.p.h.y. (Neither do we, but we are so much more passionately as real conservatives!)

When asked if the Affordable Health Care Act, Benghazi and Fast and Furious were impeachable offenses, she explains that there is a problem with using the term impeachment because it has been overused and usurped, adding that the president has a circle of people around him saying that what he is doing cannot be proven.  If those instances can be proven, she would agree to it.  Absolutely! She refers to Benghazi as a disaster that should have never happened and would support an Independent Council investigating Benghazi and Fast and Furious. Absolutely.

Amnesty. Amnesty is the centerpiece of Linda Vega’s argument in favor of legalizing illegals and her livelihood for that matter; however, she cannot honestly say she knows what it is.  “If you look it up in the dictionary, it says something about forgiveness. What is there to forgive?!” (With an issue as consequential to our country as Immigration Reform you would think someone as knowledgeable and resourceful as one of the 100 top attorneys in Texas would be, would know what is meant by the term we know as amnesty, right?)

Linda Vega insists she does not advocate for amnesty “under any circumstance”. According to her, if we really are TRUE to the Immigration problem that we have, we have to find solutions, “not propose ridiculous laws that are not going to solve the problems but allow them to escalate in another decade into a bigger problem, which is what we have done for the last 20 years.”

Laws are Emotional. Voting is Emotional. Linda writes that Obama got into power because people truly vote with emotion.  She WARNS that “Texans will feel the backlash that these ‘macho men’ are trying to sell and there will be no one to blame but these loudmouthed Latino haters”.  You will see how she herself intimidates as she falsely accuses others of using hate as a solution. Conservatism is about caring and having manners, but she is the one who seems to be projecting her own hate unto those she is trying to dupe. Even IF she speaks softly, with style and a smile, she is aggressive.

Do away with U.S. LAWS!  Linda Vega argues that wanting the laws that we have in place enforced doesn’t work because the laws in the INA conflict with each other. They are making undocumented people felons, and allowing undocumented people to stay in this country as felons is not a good law. It’s America’s fault (!!) that these laws are creating the problem (she never using the term “illegal” immigration or immigrant in her discourse, just “undocumented”).  Again, we have to DO AWAY with the laws if we are serious about Immigration policy.  She supported the S744 bill last year which she didn’t mention in the interview but we have the letter and video of here and here when I first heard about what she was trying to get away with here.

Deportation.  Although she is vehemently against amnesty, Linda says that in order to deport the undocumented, one really has to think about the fact that mass deportations means we are growing the government, and asks how anyone can call themselves a conservative if they are for growing the government? “Being a conservative means limited government”, she states.

Solutions.  Linda Vega repeats that America needs to own up and admit that to have a good immigration policy that the laws have caused this problem. We have DO AWAY WITH THE LAWS! (repeated), shut down the quota system in two to three years, allow those who have applied and have been waiting for that visa to obtain that visa. She is for deporting those who have a violent criminal records or who are here in the United States to hurt the U.S.

“Closing Arguments”

Closing arguments and more detailed information will be provided in the next post to complete the case against the Fake Conservative from Texas. We are not hear to smear someone’s reputation, but to expose important information that can (and should) lead to activism concerning primary reform. Linda Vega is free to run for office, just not as a Republican, and that is the basis for this presentation.

If and when members of the jury of voters and constituents in Texas decide there is enough evidence that she is NOT a REAL CONSERVATIVE like she says she is, they must insist that changes be made either through better vetting (as easy as reading Facebook posts and related links) and more honesty from their representatives who know this dirty little secret is going on.

Citizens who have information must share it and become fearless activists who will challenge the wrong-doers and not allow the wrong-doers to intimidate them in doing so.  It is time to be outspoken and responsible for the sake of American citizens and legal immigrants being cheated in this process.  In that spirit, if I have to, I will expose anyone who does not cooperate with sharing the truth. That’s it. Thank you for reading.

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For more information on Rhinos with an H, read essay here.

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Note from the Editor:

Constructive criticism is welcome and you have the right to disagree with the contents of this article, but to solve the problem at hand you really must do so respectfully. Thank you.

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It’s ISIS, Not ISIL, Congresswoman!

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By Isabel Matos

Nice life, Congresswoman, but something is wrong. Maybe a little intervention is just what is in order right now for some political clarity. I will do you a favor and provide useful information anyone can find.  (By the way, readers, I know it’s “Not ISIL”, not “no ISIL” but there’s a reason for it being spelled that way.)

Intentionally or not, you have been referring to a group of terrorists in Iraq and Syria as ISIL, not ISIS, a distinction easy to find. As Allen West points out:

ISIL refers to a group of terrorists that has professed the establishment of an Islamic caliphate that refers to itself as IS (Islamic State).

We should all be referring to the savage and barbaric group as ISIS  (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and not ISIL (The  Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

Allen West explains how White House spokesmen, Josh Earnest, and Rear Admiral Kirby from the Pentagon, as well as other voices out of the Obama administration, use the term ISIL and why these distinctions matter:

First, if you choose to refer to this group as ISIL, you have basically rewritten the map of the Middle East and fallen into the trap of not recognizing the existence of Israel and also of Lebanon. If you use ISIL you are then validating the Islamic totalitarian and jihadist claim that the modern day Jewish State of Israel is an occupation state and does not exist in the eyes of Muslims.  He continues here:

Second, if you fall into the trap of referring to this group as IS, you have validated the existence of an Islamic caliphate and through your words lend it recognition and credibility.

West concludes:

Lastly, we need to address this group as ISIS because it is seeking to establish an Islamic state within the borders of two recognized nation-states; Iraq and Syria. ISIS can attempt to break down any borders and not recognize them, but we must. We cannot allow this group to reestablish some 7th century regional caliphate and therefore must fight to reestablish sovereignty…

There is an opportunity here to truly promote a country where there can be respect and coexistence of Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities. A place that would thoroughly reject the idea of Islamic jihadism and would continue to be a reliable ally of the United States.  Read the entire article plus a video explanation here.

I know you believe in Israel and the importance of sending the correct message to terrorists that we do NOT dismiss them or that we would EVER intentionally use the term to imply support of the establishment of a caliphate that calls itself an Islamic state.  I know that. But as Chairman of the Middle East and North African committee you should know the difference.  In case that information did not get to you (in July), I sent you a tweet last week about ISIS vs. ISIL:

I also took the time to make a clip (in Spanish and English for the locals to hear) to show that you have used the term ISIL instead of ISIS in at least three interviews, including in a segment on a recent appearance on Jose Diaz-Balart’s show on none other than MSNBC.  Maybe it was an oversight on your part, but it leaves me wondering why you would having missed such an important point being in a prominent position on foreign policy matters.

I also added in the clip your explanations for having voted against ending DACA, Obama’s illegal amnesty, none of which made sense to me. When you consider praise from LaRaza for work done in favor of amnesty as reason for celebration and joy, I know something is wrong. You’re out of touch. Your job is to protect us, not push the legalization of illegals, which by the way, are part of the Mexican Cartel who have been chatting with ISIS, the group you refuse to identify as such.  Calling it immigration reform is an insult to our intelligence. WE  KNOW you’re wrong. Who do you represent? Jeb Bush or us?

We will need new leadership in Miami if the Republicans we have continue a communist-enabling (suicide) mission. Enough!

I extend an invitation (and a request for a reply) for a meeting or interview, Congresswoman. In case you missed my visit or the note I left at your office:

Dear Ileana,

Please grant me an interview.  I would present you with facts, not opinion, about AMNESTY, to show it is a communist-driven agenda. I’m not alone complaining you’re inaccessible.  

Thank you.

Isabel

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DACA’s Fate Less Certain After Tonight

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By Isabel Matos

The House delayed its August recess to debate the bill.  Please check three previous articles: 1 2 3. Vote results are as follows:

Updated 9:04 p.m. by Emma Dumain

House Republicans found the votes late Friday night to pass a $694 million appropriations bill aimed at stemming the tide of the child migrant surge at the U.S-Mexico border.

It passed largely along party lines, 223-189, freeing Republicans to go home for the August recess able to tell constituents they took action to address the crisis — unlike the Senate, which was unable to pass its own border funding bill Thursday but left town anyway. Only a single Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, voted for the package.

Just four Republicans voted no: Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, Walter B. Jones of North Carolina and Paul Broun of Georgia….

Republicans had tried to appease their restive caucus with a separate vote to end the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants stays of deportation to young undocumented immigrations brought into the country illegally by their parents.

They at last sealed the deal on Friday by making the DACA bill more stringent while broadening the changes to the 2008 trafficking law. The changes included allowing minors to remain in the custody of immigration enforcement officials as they await deportation proceedings, and on language regarding government investigations into whether the adults taking custody of those minors paid criminal smugglers for their passage.

One of leadership’s harshest critics, Rep. Steve King of Iowa, told CQ Roll Call the new package was “like I ordered if off the menu.” Read more here

(Will update when Ted Cruz has a statement. I still think the GOPe is aiding illegals. Let’s see what he has to say.) Emma’s Update on C-SPAN

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Commie Agitator and Terrorist Advocate Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) Gets Carried Away With Histrionics in Favor of DACA

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By Isabel Matos

Illinois representative Luis V. Gutierrez, commie agitator, Ryan’s buddy, and terrorist advocate begins a typical tirade filled with tough talk, a hissy fit and extortion to speak about Republicans.  He had 2 minutes to speak on the House floor but gets so carried away he goes over his time. 8:50-8:53. He says:

How did we get here in the dark of night Republicans are voting to deport Dreamers, take away the DACA Program and make every undocumented immigrant deport-able. In November of 2012 the Republicans were shell-shocked and they spoke of turning over a new leaf with young voters, with Asian voters, women and Latinos.  A year ago I was working with Congressman Sam Johnson and Judge Carter of Texas. I did town hall meetings and public appearances with Judge Carter and with Congressman Balart. Now late on a Friday night you are going after the dreamers. Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz are writing the script to destroy families. They are taking the Dreamer Act all away, demonizing children at the borders and deporting the dreamers. Republicans say they should go back in the shadows. Late on a Friday night you are going after Dreamers who risk their families by reporting to the Department of  Homeland Security to get right with the law.  Now the Republicans are saying you have to go. Now their opportunities are few and their futures unsure. You want to take that all away.  In the end Let the truth be know the Republican party’s desire is to deport all. It’s suicide in the political strategy. Is there no one in your conference who can stand up and talk sensibly when others in your party want to demonize children? Are you so afraid of your own voters and so frozen in the fear of your own colleagues.  In the end when push comes to shove only cowards scapegoat children. Your party ought to be ashamed of themselves in the dark of the night… (gavel interrupts the gentleman). Shame on all who do not stand up to those children, who won’t stand with the children of the border or the children of the neighborhoods in our communities who will not stand with this bill.

I actually enjoyed watching him squirm since they lost but it’s no joke.  Here’s a picture of Luis with Paul Ryan last year who he has been proud to call a friend and who can forget Gutierrez’s support of the Skittles campaign in support of Trayvon Martin who was killed by George Zimmerman in self-defense. ryan and gutierrez .

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House Vote Underway: What is DACA and Who Is Doing What To Stop It?

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By Isabel Matos

UPDATE:  8/1/2014 10:30 Ted Cruz:  Very encouraging to see Republicans in the House uniting to‪#‎StopObamasAmnesty‬.

UPDATE 8/1/2014 10:20 p.m.  See Results here

The issue being discussed on the House floor is the DACA Program.  This is the program the Senator Cruz was referring that is allowing for Obama’s amnesty.  The vote on this Border Security Spending Bill has been underway.  For your information:

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The president has been granting amnesty via a provision which Senator Cruz says is the root cause of the border crisis.  The number you may still be able to call is 202 224 3121.  Tell your Congressman you are against amnesty and that you do not want DACA program in the spending bill that is being passed. Say you support Senator Cruz’s effort to stop Obama’s amnesty. Boehner’s Border Bill was stopped yesterday thanks to so many who called in to complain that it didn’t go far enough.  The vote tonight will be at 9 pm. I will add updates as needed.

From the Department of Homeland Security

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety, including individuals convicted of crimes with particular emphasis on violent criminals, felons, and repeat offenders, DHS will exercise prosecutorial discretion as appropriate to ensure that enforcement resources are not expended on low priority cases, such as individuals who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines.  Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines below may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization.

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Individuals can call USCIS at 1-800-3… you can get the rest at their site.

In the meantime check out the spin being spewed all over this article in the Huffington Post. Predictable.

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