Immigrants line up for door opened by Obama . . . They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama.
The day became a kind of coming-out party for about 5,000 unauthorized immigrants, the largest gathering in the country of people who might qualify for temporary protection since the president’s announcement last month.
Hundreds of activist leaders also converged for a three-day strategy conclave to plot how to enroll a maximum number of people in order to create momentum among immigrants and Latinos so they will defend the president’s actions and try to stop Republicans from canceling the programs before they get off the ground. New York Times
Obama sex crackdown threatens free speech . . . The Obama administration’s crackdown on campus sexual misconduct has led to the adoption of “flatly unconstitutional” speech codes and poses what may be the greatest threat to free speech facing higher education today, according to a newly released report. Washington Times
O’Reilly: Obama made race a “grievance industry” . . . Citing a new Fox News poll, conservative political commentator Bill O’Reilly said that race relations in America had grown worse under Barack Obama because the president has facilitated the “grievance industry.” Newsmax
Watt steering U.S. toward next housing crisis . . . Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt pleased affordable-housing advocates last week by directing the bailed-out mortgage businesses to begin contributing to special housing. Watt has left many conservatives afraid and angry at the possibility that he is leading Fannie and Freddie back down the path toward failure, just six years after the companies crashed and required a nearly $200 billion bailout. Washington Examiner
Ready for Romney? . . . “On Sunday, supporters of Mitt Romney filed the appropriate paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to establish a ‘Super PAC’ with the goal of urging Mitt Romney for [sic] run for the presidency in 2016,” reads the press release. Weekly Standard
Cruz will bank on the base . . . His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination. Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout; attracting votes from groups — including Jews, Hispanics, and Millennials — that have tended to favor Democrats; and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, “not getting killed with independents.” National Review
Elizabeth Warren is catching fire . . . Progressive activists haven’t agreed on what to call the movement urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president, but they largely concur on this: With every recent anti-establishment move, the Massachusetts Democrat grows more attractive as a 2016 candidate, both in her own right and as a progressive foil for Hillary Clinton. Politico
Government to rate colleges . . . “What we are opposed to is the federal government taking the factors IT thinks is important from a policy perspective and putting a federal letter grade INSTEAD of leaving that judgment up to students and families depending on their individual needs,” said Pete Boyle, vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Fox News