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    Texas Governor Rick Perry is sick of President Obama dragging his feet on the border crisis situation, so he's taking matters into his own hands and deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border. More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the country illegally since last October; more than double compared to the year before. Most of the kids and teens have fled from rampant gang violence and intense poverty in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

    It's been deemed a humanitarian crisis, and Perry said Texas has a responsibility to act after "lip service" from the federal government. More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents already work in the region, but it's not enough to deal with the influx of migrants.

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    Have you been following the immigration mess at the border recently? Basically, there are a ton more people than usual trying to sneak into the country, and many if not most of them are children. It's absolutely heartbreaking, but thanks to our totally jacked up immigration system, they're being deported to their home countries -- mostly Central America.

    Now since we're talking about children, emotions flair on the topic, because no one wants to send kids back to crime-infested third-world countries. A lot of politicians are speaking out about it, but not a lot of people are listening. Take for example one Republican in Arizona who made the heinous mistake of thinking a busload of YMCA camp kids were migrant children.

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    Talk about a disaster. Have you seen the headlines about the absolute mess that's happening at the border in Texas right now? Essentially, rumors have surged in Central America that women and children get a free pass into the United States.

    That's led to more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors, mainly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, flooding the border since last October. There's always a steady trickle of illegal immigrants coming into the country, but this is an outright flood, and for good reason. Honduras is the murder capital of the world, and the other two countries aren't far behind. Central America is a dangerous place, y'all.

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    More than 100 people, including 2 young children, thought to be illegal immigrants from Mexico have been discovered living in a squalid suspected "stash house" outside of Houston. Police raided the single-family home and found people reportedly sitting on top of one another and surrounded by "filthy" conditions that included trash bags piled high and overflowing with old clothing, a mattress on the floor, just one bathroom with a partially working toilet, and absolutely no hot water. In addition to finding 94 men who were dressed in their undergarments with no shoes on, cops also discovered 15 women -- including a 24-year-old who is pregnant and has a 7-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy -- lying around in several small rooms.

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    Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros is a 19-year-old woman from Oregon whose entire world may be turned upside down because of a horrible accident she caused and then a bad judgment call on her part. While driving her SUV in October, she pummeled through a huge leaf pile and accidentally struck and killed stepsisters Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, who was 6, and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. The girls were playing at the time and were totally concealed by the foliage, according to reports. The incident was said to be an accident, but what happened next wasn't -- and it's the entire reason why Cinthya deserves to be deported back to Mexico.

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    People try all kinds of crazy ways to get into the United States, but a recent border patrol photo of a Thai woman stuffed into a suitcase may be among the most depressing and weirdest. If you look to the left, you will see the woman, a Thai national named Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak, who was charged with re-entry after deportation.

    For some people, it might be a photo of people fighting a good fight and they might be glad she was found when she was. But I see something else. I see a woman so desperate to stay in the US that she would do anything to do so. Can you imagine how long she was going to be expected to endure those cramped conditions.

    It's just sad. Whatever you feel about immigration, it's hard to not have compassion for a woman like that.

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    Milton Tepeyac spent eight years as a United States Marine, fighting for America. Now he's stuck in Mexico and can't come home because the United States deported him.

    Turns out years before Milton enlisted in the military to fight for his country, he was brought to America as a toddler ... illegally. His parents were Mexican immigrants. Illegal immigrants.

    Did you know the United States military allows illegal immigrants to enlist?

    Did you know that people who are considered good enough to fight for our nation aren't considered good enough for citizenship?

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    I'm not sure who belongs on the naughty list here more! A judge in Ohio has ordered that a woman named Betina Young, who was convicted of a driver's licence scam involving illegal immigrants, spend the next five Christmases in jail. That's right -- only the three days or so surrounding December 25th, for the next five years. The rest of the time, she's free. Say what? How is that even legal?!

    Now, I know what you're thinking...

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    It’s now racist to be patriotic? What the ... ? Four California high school students were recently reprimanded for wearing American flag bandanas and chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” at a school basketball game. They were reportedly suspended, and while the punishment was rescinded, school officials said, “The incident is far from over.”

    Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman worried that the chanting might have racist undertones due to the southern California school’s large Hispanic population. Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News, “We need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.”

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    The State of the Union Address 2013 was on tonight, but if you missed it, have no fear -- I’m here to recap it for you. It can be hard to keep everything the president says straight, especially when he says things that directly contradict with other things he’s said or done in the past. So just for fun, let’s take some of his best lines of the night and match them up against his record, shall we?

    There were too many shady statements to mention them all here or I’d bore you as silly as if you had actually watched the speech. For the sake of brevity, let’s just go over the top 13 things he said that made me snicker, guffaw, or face-palm.

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