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Conservative Hispanic group tells GOP to avoid ‘amnesty’ label
news.yahoo.com ^ | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 01/29/2013 11:11:39 AM PST by posterchild

A conservative pro-immigration reform group has issued talking points to Republican lawmakers, telling them to avoid referring to the children of illegal immigrants as "anchor babies" or calling for the construction of an "electric fence" on the border, among other things.

The talking points, published by BuzzFeed, went out to Republican lawmakers on the Hill as momentum builds for an immigration bill that would legalize most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. The memo urges lawmakers to call illegal immigrants "undocumented immigrants" and to avoid terms such as "aliens" or "illegals." Another phrase to avoid? "Send them all back."

"Conservatives get a bad rap when it comes to immigration reform because of a few people who say things that can be taken to be offensive," said Jennifer Korn, executive director of the Hispanic Leadership Network, the center-right group that sent the talking points on Monday. "It all means the same thing, but the way you say it matters."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; illegalaliens
"When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty nattering politically correct language nanny said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
1 posted on 01/29/2013 11:11:49 AM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

If the Hispanics who live here had wanted to live in a Hispanic country they would have stayed where they were. They also know that ANY ethnic group that ‘takes over’ will ruin the balance that makes the country work...


2 posted on 01/29/2013 11:16:16 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: posterchild
RE :”Korn hopes theses talking points will help avoid the “pitfalls” she saw then.
“Right now what's really giving me heartburn is people saying ‘pathway to citizenship,’” she said. “It's not a pathway to citizenship. It's ‘earned legal status.’ If you want conservative support you have to explain what it is so there's not this knee-jerk reaction of ‘No amnesty!’”

‘earned legal status’ ???

earned ?

3 posted on 01/29/2013 11:20:21 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: posterchild

“Conservative Hispanic group tells GOP to avoid ‘amnesty’ label”

NO true conservative actually believes in amnesty. I’ll stop using the terms anchor babies’ or electric fence’ the day I stop pressing 1 for English.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 11:21:42 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: posterchild

The comments ( yes i did) are overwhelmingly anti amnesty.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 11:25:26 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: max americana

An ex girlfriend from Mexico (violating the terms of her tourist visa by working in the US) would talk with her friends back in 2000 about the coming amnistia. Did 13 years change the language that much or is it only a forbidden word in English?


6 posted on 01/29/2013 11:28:16 AM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

You give citizenship to people that crossed into the U.S. without legal permission! What the f*ck else is it called?

“Conservative Hispanic group” and not one American in the bunch.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 11:29:19 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: posterchild

“conservative pro-immigration”

I stopped right there. It’s not credible.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 11:30:38 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: posterchild

Amnesty... no amnesty... “path the citizenship”... “earned legal status... temporary guest worker program... yada, yada, yada.

None of it matters, one way or the other, unless and until the border is secured. There are two completely separate issues at play:

1) Stopping the influx of illegal immigrants
2) Dealing with illegal immigrants already here

You can’t effectively resolve #2 until you resolve #1. If we found some magic formulation as to what to do with illegal immigrants already in the US that would make EVERYBODY happy, it would still be pointless without a secured border — because the second you’ve dealt with the millions already here, you have new case #1 crossing the border, and you’re back to square 1.

Close the border. Then, and only then, can we talk reasonably about our options.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 11:32:50 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: VanDeKoik

Do a search for Jeb Bush and Hispanic Leadership Network.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 11:36:32 AM PST by posterchild
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To: GOPJ

All of these ammnesty lovers are in for a big shock when the announcement is made that all the 11 million illegals are now elibible for a path to citizeship and only 10 come out of the shadows. Most of them have no desire whatsoever to become US citizens.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 11:38:19 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: posterchild

That’s part of the problem. The illegal’s don’t want to be identified as breaking the law. But they are. Undocumented doesn’t relate necessarily with breaking the law. They are also alien to this land. Ergo, illegal alien. Anchor baby. Easier to say than a child of an illegal alien who was born in this country. Talking points = Politically correct. I’m not.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 11:41:47 AM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: kingattax

Link


13 posted on 01/29/2013 11:43:03 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: posterchild

Illegal aliens are government growth hormone.

30 million illegals is enough to create some 50 new primarily democrat congressional districts with all the costs, pork, earmarks, entitlements, and liberal votes associated with them.

Anyone who supports amnesty and calls themselves a conservative is a liar.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 11:44:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: posterchild

they’re using the leftist tactic of normalization here folks. Ask them one thing-If we don’t stop the flow of illegals from countries unwilling to do the things necessary to make things good enough that their citizens want to stay just how long before we’re granting a third amnesty because our politicians aren’t willing to put the interests of the country before their own political power?


15 posted on 01/29/2013 11:45:57 AM PST by SCHROLL
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To: cripplecreek

Even if they were all 100% millionaire conservative capitalists I would still be against 1) giving an advantage to those who broke the law over those who followed it, and 2) trusting the federal government to engage in any enforcement when they’ve failed so miserably in the past decades.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 11:49:23 AM PST by posterchild
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To: SharpRightTurn

Being conservative & pro-immigration is perfectly credible. It’s being conservative and pro-illegal-immigration that’s an impossibility.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 12:40:46 PM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: posterchild

Just a REMINDER for those who see RUBIO in 2016....

Doing exactly as he’s been told....

“Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida who’s part of a bipartisan group of senators pushing for immigration reform, has used “earned residency” at times....”

Also, Jan Brewer favors amnesty as well.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 1:55:01 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Sloth
“Being conservative & pro-immigration is perfectly credible. It’s being conservative and pro-illegal-immigration that’s an impossibility.”

Au contraire, my friend. The legal immigrants coming in are overwhelmingly candidates for welfare from the time they plant their first toe on our soil. If your image of the average immigrant is some scientist or inventor, you need to do some more research. And the legal immigrants are not voting conservative and are not apt to given the pool from which they come. We have two huge problems: (i) illegal immigration, and (ii) legal immigration. To think otherwise is to bury your head in the sand. Do some research at https://www.numbersusa.com/content/issues.html to find out what our disastrous current legal immigration policy is doing to us.

19 posted on 01/29/2013 2:49:21 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Perhaps I should elaborate. Being conservative and pro-welfare-state is an impossibility.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 5:22:53 PM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Sloth

“Perhaps I should elaborate. Being conservative and pro-welfare-state is an impossibility.”

I agree.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 6:08:50 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
All of these ammnesty lovers are in for a big shock when the announcement is made that all the 11 million illegals are now elibible for a path to citizeship and only 10 come out of the shadows. Most of them have no desire whatsoever to become US citizens.

The ten or eleven million numbers are twenty years old.

Do these idiots think these people have been spending their evenings just gazing into each other's eyes and holding hands?

Thirty or forty million, minimum.

So maybe they will get 11 million to sign up--one in four, one if five--maybe.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 6:48:53 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: sickoflibs
‘earned legal status’ ???
earned ?

Well extortion is hard work, you know. Specially for illegal aliens, and anchor babies not already in jail.

Amnesty? Welfare? Que?

23 posted on 01/29/2013 10:28:47 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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