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Sen. Mike Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill
Mike Lee ^ | Mike Lee

Posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:03 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan

Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill

“As of this afternoon, senators have received only a set of talking points promoting the new immigration proposal. Once it has been released, I strongly encourage my colleagues to read the bill and then decide for themselves whether this reform will accomplish what proponents are promising. It is unfortunate that we have so little time to digest and evaluate such an expansive piece of legislation before we hold our initial committee hearing. As senators, it is our duty to read the bill and fully understand the impact it will have on our immigration system before casting votes.”

(Excerpt) Read more at lee.senate.gov ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; gangof8; illegalalien; illegals; rubio

1 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:03 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

I’m hoping all this terror activity will get the RINOs motivated to put a hold on the gun control and immigration bills.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 3:51:16 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: JohnPDuncan
If the so-called "conservatives" in the Gang of Eight were really conservative they would INSIST that the legislation be vetted in congress as long and as extensively as should be required to vote on it intelligently.

But because they are party to the democrats' bums rush tactics it seems more likely their 'I'm a conservative like you' come on line is pure BS. Marco Rubio.

3 posted on 04/16/2013 3:53:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: JohnPDuncan

It is unfortunate that we have so little time to digest and evaluate such an expansive piece of legislation before we hold our initial committee hearing.

Then why aren’t Republicans DEMANDING more time?


4 posted on 04/16/2013 3:59:39 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: skeeter

Yes, the least they can do is slow it down and put whatever it is through committee and extensive debate. Not ram it through.

The good news is the House will do the job but the president is relying on the senate to rush something through then he can go out there and start campaigning for the House to “get it done!”


5 posted on 04/16/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: skeeter

If they were conservative they would not be in the gang of 8.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT 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: JohnPDuncan
It's illegal for Senators to read bills before they pass them.

Holder needs to indict this guy.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 4:32:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’ll probably get around to it. And when he does, some of us might be joining a free America with real leaders like Senators Lee and Cruz.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 4:38:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JohnPDuncan; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs

Mike let me help you out here...

Its AMNESTY...

DO NOT VOTE YES...


9 posted on 04/16/2013 4:50:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JohnPDuncan

They have the right to demand the bill be read from the floor. If they don’t exercise that right, it’s because they don’t want to.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 4:50:10 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: clintonh8r; All

“I’m hoping all this terror activity will get the RINOs motivated to put a hold on the gun control and immigration bills.”

They’ll do just the opposite. They’ll double down and shove it through when none of us are looking and then say, ‘the public is behind us!’

Please, contact NumbersUSA.com for free faxes to legislooters. Call their offices!

BE sure to catch the latest idea out of the gang of 8

Deportees Can Come Back Under Draft Immigration Bill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008520/posts

It’s not enough for these quislings to let the lawbreakers stay here, they’re going to bring back the ones they’ve deported!


11 posted on 04/16/2013 5:16:23 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

“Then why aren’t Republicans DEMANDING more time?”

Why indeed. The only things I’ve heard republican leaders demand lately is amnesty.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Mike let me help you out here...

Its AMNESTY...

DO NOT VOTE YES...”

Yes, Ma’am!


13 posted on 04/16/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

I’ll bet those millions of foreign nationals who were deported can’t wait for the gringos on Capitol Hill to pass this moronic garbage. A one way ticket back complete with a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Government for deporting them. Mucho dinero amigo! Also on the happy wagon are the two thirds of the morons living here who, when they aren’t daydreaming about homosexuals getting married, they dream about foreign nationals cutting their lawn while they sit on the porch texting and drinking ice tea.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Tennessee Nana; All

Good reads at Numbersusa.com...they’re picking apart the draft.

Clues to Whether Amnesty #8 Sets Up Amnesty #9

By Roy Beck, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA

What happens to the few immigration lawbreakers who won’t be offered work permits and legalization by the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill?

(This op-ed first appeared on Fox News Latino)

The Associated Press and others are reporting that foreign citizens who unlawfully entered or overstayed a visa after Dec. 31, 2011, will not get the Gang’s legalization. Others will also be excluded because of various behaviors past and present.

To be taken as a serious proposal at all, the legislation will need to provide not just promises but guarantees that the excluded unauthorized aliens will no longer reside or work in this country.

To do that — as every immigration agency in every country in the world knows — there must be a vigorous deportation program alongside a removal of all jobs and benefits magnets so as to encourage what Mitt Romney called “self-deportation.”

That’s a problem for most of the Gang of Eight, along with most other supporters of mass legalization, because they have spent years demonizing the very concepts of forced deportation and self-deportation. Will they suddenly be explicit in this bill about their full-fledged support of that kind of enforcement, or will they have written this bill like the previous seven amnesties from 1986 to 2000 that ensured that new illegal populations would build up until there could be a demand for another amnesty?

Another key clue to whether this amnesty will just set up the conditions for the next amnesty will be whether it prohibits Presidents from using “prosecutorial discretion” to order ICE agents to release illegal aliens who do not meet an administration’s particular criteria. If the Senate bill will not stop the Obama administration from its practice of releasing illegal aliens back into the interior, there will be little to prevent illegal aliens who do not meet the Gang of Eight’s cutoff date from remaining in the U.S. illegally and indefinitely and even seeking employment.

It appears the Gang’s proposal will promise to mandate E-Verify for all employers after five years as one way to push a policy of self-deportation. That is at least two or three years longer than needed and it gives the anti-enforcement lobby plenty of time to dismantle the workplace enforcement promises — exactly as it did after the 1986 blanket amnesty. Unless the Gang’s bill provides guarantees that the excluded illegal residents will leave the country, they will have more years to “put down roots” and “become American in all but documentation,” or any other of the bromides that supporters have used to justify this latest amnesty.

Read the fine print of the bill and don’t be surprised if the Gang of Eight and the lobbyists writing amnesty number eight have constructed a perfect setup for amnesty number nine in another decade.

(This op-ed first appeared on Fox News Latino) https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/april-16-2013/clues-whether-amnesty-8-sets-amnesty-9.html


15 posted on 04/16/2013 5:24:59 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Numbersusa.com
_______________________________

The illegal aliens were rioting again in Washington DC on Wednesday...

I happened to walk through the grounds of the Capitol to the Mall..

a handful of Numbersusa were the only Americans there fighting back...

They yelled back “NO AMNESTY”

While the reporters never asked the names of the illegal aliens they gave a hard time to the Numbers folks insisting on their full names etc...

One of signs the illegal aliens had said

________________________________

Citizenship

for

11 Million
__________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

wonder if Rubio saw that one ???


16 posted on 04/16/2013 5:32:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JohnPDuncan

Why do you claim this article is excerpted when it is not?


17 posted on 04/16/2013 5:54:14 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I sent this off today:

Senator Rubio,

All of the talk about the upcoming immigration bill includes talk of “getting this done fast....” Seriously, if you desire this to be equated with Obamacare—impossibly long and passed, without having been read, in the dead of night (literally,) then proceed....

IF all of the safeguards you have publicly pronounced (in statements and on radio shows) are true—all of the protections to keep this from being yet another wave of illegal immigrant amnesty (on top of keeping it from being literal amnesty for 11M illegals—aren’t those 1990s numbers—seriously? I’m not being flippant but you yourself quote the most minimalist totals anyone predicts—and when is a government study to be believed?) IF all true and you care genuinely about these illegal immigrants’ statuses and protecting the country at the border and internally-— then won’t you at least hold up votes to the best of you ability and keep it from being yet another senatorial SHAM vote?

It’s not enough that you’re in the minority party, and it’s BAD enough that you crossed the isle (and I’m sure you’ve heard countless times that Democrats never cross to the right for bipartisanship...) but you’ve enabled, in my view, the ruinous plans of Senator Schumer, the bafoonish plans of Senator McCain (patriot, hero, and welcome-long-overstayed politician, not to mention fellow USNA graduate, albeit 30 years prior to me.) If I’m to assume you have the best intentions and assurances built into this bill you’ve never read-— that none but (surely, not overstating this a bit—) conniving staffers have read and written, THEN PLEASE ASSURE US THAT IT WILL GET THE MAXIMUM TIME FOR PURUSAL, REVIEW, AND DEBATE. Una gota menos y le olvido a ud. No mereceras la pena.

Sincerely,

Coral Springs

PS—then just go ahead and bail out of this and all future senatorial “gangs,” vote NO on cloture and on the bill itself, and truly band together with Senator Cruz et al— enforce existing laws on legal immigration. The senate frustrates We the People to no end.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 5:56:57 PM PDT by Phinneous
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To: upchuck

Force of habit.

Sorry I made you click through.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 6:26:44 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Phinneous

Please realize that Rubio has always wanted amnesty and the people he hired, like his chief of staff, Cesar Conda is one of two of the biggest amnesty hacks out there, on either side. The other one is Grover Norquist who is also advising Rubio. These lobbyists got him elected under the ruse of the tea party.

He hired his chief of staff and other pro amnesty lobbyists before he was elected and they used the tea party label and conservatives to do it.

Who is Cesar Conda?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3007546/posts


20 posted on 04/16/2013 6:35:35 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

I don’t disagree at all....though I was hopeful (for Rubio being a purist) in the run-up to the 2010s. However if I wanted to be taken seriously I doubt that reaming him...in English or Spanish, appealing as a Jewish Floridian or a former serviceman....would have any clout. I tried to tamp it down a bit. But doesn’t he just suck? I would bail on Cruz and the whole Sh**t house of them if one more of our great hopes joins any damn “gang” of douches.... As a point of pride who the hell would submit to being labeled like that? Fraud.... I missed him on Mark Levin tonight...will have to hear the latest excuses...better yet, not.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT by Phinneous
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To: Tennessee Nana
BEEN SUCKING-UP, BIG GUY?

Looks like he got a mouthful.
(GAG) God knows where his mouth has been.

Who's kidding who? 1,500 pages is just not workable..Ohaha will just x-out parts that won't elect democrats... The bill grants broad discretionary powers to the Executive Branch. So, if you like the dictatorial powers Ohaha has alreay grabbed, and the ones given to DHS, the EPA, and the various Obamacare boards, you will l-o-v-e this monstrosity.

==========================================

Vote-crazed politicians push legislation through, wrap everything in a nice bow, put a few "victims" on tv.....et voila...another protected class is born. Next thing you know, your pockets are emptier, you have fewer freedoms, and politicians have a nifty new voting bloc to keep them in office forever....... w/ endless perks.

22 posted on 04/17/2013 5:08:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All
No American is safe with this legacy-obsessed clown and his henchmen in the White House.....not Bostonians, not 8-yo kids, not physically fit marathon runners, not marathon observers on the sidelines.......nobody is safe.......and that includes soldiers on US military bases (Ft Hood) and US embassies abroad (benghazi).

B-U-T THE CLOWN HAS ANOINTED SOME W/ "PROTECTED CLASS": some sectors are safe---given safe passage by the WH clown.

(1) SAFE: Ohaha worshippers--Robert Redford’s Terrorist Heroes FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 16, 2013 | Bosch Fawstin / FR Posted by Perseverando “ALL OF IT,” said Robert Redford, when asked if he supported the bombings by The Weather Underground. Redford came out for terrorism on a mainstream morning television show in an interview with democrat-operative-leftist-hack George Stephanopoulos, who was slobbering over Redford’s pro-terrorist movie, The Company You Keep. I drew my illustration of Redford, below, days ago, and I wonder if he’s for the terrorist attack in Boston today. Or maybe he wants to wait and see if it’s leftist terrorists before he decides he’s all for it. Below is a list of what Robert Redford was for, via Sean Hannity on FOX News. The Weather Underground’s history of terrorism consisted of: 1970: SFPD Bombing (1 Killed) 1970: NYPD Bombing (7 Hurt) 1970: NYC Explosion (3 Killed) 1971-72: Capital & Pentagon Attacked 1981: Armed Robbery (3 Killed)

(2) SAFE: Prostrate politicians, kneeling in oberisance all puckered up, sucking up to Ohaha...especially if they feed the legacy obsession.......particularly if they push for "immigration reform" which puts Americans in danger.

(3) SAFE: The Muslim Brotherhood got couple billion tax dollars from Ohaha to carry out their hateful jihad against America.

(4) SAFE--- Mexican cartels deep inside US - spreading into non-border states CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering.

Some cartels even have Mexican operatives fill out job applications before being dispatched to the US, Riley added. In Mexico, the cartels are known for a staggering number of killings — more than 50,000, according to one tally. Beheadings are sometimes a signature. So far, cartels don't appear to be directly responsible for large numbers of slayings in the United States, though the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 22 killings and five kidnappings in Texas at the hands of Mexican cartels from 2010 through mid- 2011. Still, police worry that increased cartel activity could fuel heightened violence.--SNIP--

In Chicago, the police commander who oversees narcotics investigations, James O'Grady, said street-gang disputes over turf account for most of the city's uptick in murders last year, when slayings topped 500 for the first time since 2008. Riley's assessment is stark: He argues that the cartels should be seen as an underlying cause of Chicago's disturbingly high murder rate. "They are the puppeteers," he said. "Maybe the shooter didn't know and maybe the victim didn't know that. But if you follow it down the line, the cartels are ultimately responsible." (NY POST EXCERPT)

SOURCE http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/mexican_cartels_dispatch_agents_ZsKwR5wQCvQvpBXnejs1TJ

23 posted on 04/17/2013 5:09:54 AM PDT by Liz
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