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Graham: Boston Marathon bombings ought to prompt swifter action on immigration reform
Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 04/21/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT by Javeth

The Boston Marathon bombings ought to spur even swifter action on immigration reform, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday. “What happened in Boston … I think should urge us to act quicker, not slower, when it comes to getting the 11 million [illegal immigrants living in the U.S.] identified,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of The Union.” Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers suspected in the bombings, are of Chechen origin and immigrated to the United States in 2002. Graham is part of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators who have unveiled a sweeping immigration reform proposal. At the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on the proposal Friday, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) urged his colleagues against rushing ahead on reform in light of the questions about the Boston Marathon bombings. “While we don’t yet know the immigration status of the people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system,” Grassley said. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he agrees with Grassley. “We have a broken system, it needs to be reformed. But I’m afraid we’ll rush to some judgments relative to immigration and how it’s processed. So let’s do it in a rational way rather than an emotional way,” Coats said on ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), a second member of the “Gang of Eight,” on Sunday warned opponents of the immigration bill not to use the Boston bombings as a tactic for stonewalling the legislation. “We are not going to let them use what happened in Boston as an excuse, because our law toughens things up,” Schumer said on “State of The Union.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; graham; h1bvisa; immigration; lindseygraham; openborders
Wow, what a surprise that amnesty-pusher and Gang of Eight RINO traitor Mr(s) Lindsey Graham is joining hands with Charles Schumer and fellow RINO traitors Marco Rubio, John McCain and Jeff Flake to try to screw over America. Even more reprehensible is that this jerk is now trying to use this tragedy, a brutal attack on Americans by immigrants who were rushed through the ridiculously inadequate background checks of our unenforced immigration laws, to try to push for STILL MORE amnesty and STILL MORE H1B visas.

Graham has now become a full-on member of the Treason Wing of the Republican Party, in thrall to the cheap labor lobby.

We need to TAKE DIRECT ACTION on this, to light up the switchboards in the Senate and House of Representatives like we did in 2006 and 2007, and make it clear to any amnesty and immigration bill-supports representatives that there will be hell to pay if they push this through this bill, especially when Americans are still reeling from Year 5 of the Obama Depression. (Grassley and Coats in comparison, publicly thrashing losers like Graham, Schumer and Rubio, are to be praised.)

We also need to primary Graham, Rubio and the other traitors and to make life miserable for them. The process of primarying these traitors shouldn't start in the election year itself, it should start RIGHT NOW, by organizing our support around a strong primary challenger and encouraging them to publicly rip to shreds the stands and reputations of Graham, Rubio, McCain and anyone who even considers joining them. The primary campaign must start now! This includes even the process of bringing down Rubio, who isn't up for reelection until 2016. (Graham is a nice juicy target for 2014.) The primary campaign to bring down Rubio should start now, making the rest of his short, pathetic political career a painful reminder of the price of such betrayal. These RINOS embody the worst of the plague that's been weakening the conservative movement since the last amnesty in 1986-- fealty to the Chambers of Commerce and other well-paying traitors who want to melt down the US border entirely for the sake of flooding us with hundreds of millions of cheap workers to push down wages a few more cents per hour. These are Big Business Socialists like the banksters who love Big Government for their own reasons, who instead of proving their worth in a free market, instead rely on Big Government contracts and Big Government lobbying. To the point of trampling on US borders, the rule of law and the Constitution to import cheap labor by the hundreds of millions. Traitors like Graham, Rubio, Schumer, McCain and Flake in both parties are their loyal servants and lackeys.

1 posted on 04/21/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT by Javeth
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To: Javeth

typical libtard reasoning


2 posted on 04/21/2013 12:33:06 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Javeth
Does he know the terrorists are here legally?

This is embarassing...he should be.

3 posted on 04/21/2013 12:35:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Javeth

Linseed knows the Boston storyline is going to make it harder to sell immigration deform. Hence the song-and-dance routine.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 12:36:21 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Javeth

Moron Alert!


5 posted on 04/21/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Javeth

He’s just doubling down on his position.

Immigrants bombing the USA? Make ‘em legal and bring them all in!

The District of Criminals doing the job Americans won’t do.


6 posted on 04/21/2013 12:37:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Javeth

What are these commie libs smoking?


7 posted on 04/21/2013 12:39:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: dirtboy

He should be careful. I’m sure that the Bostonians have not yet reached the “anger stage”.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Javeth

Because the bombers were illegals hiding the shadows, Grahamnesty?? Oh, wait...


9 posted on 04/21/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Doogle

Basically Graham is somehow connecting the terrorist attack with immigration otherwise he would not have said that.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Javeth
"Graham: Boston Marathon bombings ought to prompt swifter action on immigration reform"

Yes, any illegal caught on U.S. soil after May 1 will be detained indefinitely, and shall be given hard labor until they beg to be deported.

11 posted on 04/21/2013 12:44:20 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Javeth

What’s Linseed’s point? Without the 8 Gangbanger’s amnesty bill being passed quickly in the back rooms of Congress, the poor terrorists won’t get their Miranda rights read to them when they kill Americans?


12 posted on 04/21/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: dirtboy

This.

it’s going to get slowed down and now he’s upset.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Javeth

Please, please, please, South Carolina...primary this loser!


14 posted on 04/21/2013 12:46:53 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kempster
Time Mr. Graham to retire, he badly needs to be premiered.
15 posted on 04/21/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Even more outrageous is that these mass murderers were brought into our country as refugees from a war zone, supposedly showcasing our generosity as a nation. So if even our best-treated immigrants are liable to turn us, doesn’t this mean that we should first look at simply strengthening the enforcement of current laws? Such simple logic seems to elude Graham, Schumer and Rubio.

Graham also seems ignorant (probably willfully so) of the very real danger that the Tsarnaev brothers are merely the tip of an iceberg of a large al-Qaida terrorist cell, recently put into activation, hence both brothers’ intentions to off themselves rather than be captured alive and talk.

There were in fact a number of solid intelligence reports from around 2005 showing just this— that the USA is potentially plagued with thousands of Qaida terrorist sleeper cells, laying low until activated by whatever command they use. And that the cells would involve mass murderers like the Tsarnaevs who’d otherwise blend in, seem like nice safe Americans but hiding their wicked plans underneath. In fact, documents captured in Afghanistan explicitly showed that al-Qaida has been using lax enforcement of US immigration laws to smuggle in large numbers of terrorists to form new cells.

The bombings last week suggest that we should be tightening our immigration controls and strictly enforcing the laws on the books.

But instead, traitors like Graham, Schumer and Rubio are willing to endanger Amerioans and ignore the terrorist sleeper cell threat for the sake of cheap labor. Shows where their loyalties are.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 12:48:11 PM PDT by Javeth
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To: Doogle

the only new immigration reform I am interested in seeing
is a complete cessation of ‘ student visas’ to any one from any predominantly muslim nation or culture . The close scrutiny and in depth background checks of all landed mulsim immigrants within the last 20 years and the immediate deportation , without appeal , of any and all who end up coming up fishy smelling .

Neighbors or ‘friends’ , or somebody should have tuned in the Tsarnaevs . The entire family . What? Nobody noticed what was happening with them ? Trending to rad Islam and 9/11 truther BS ? The family of the so-called ‘Christian ‘ gal that the elder brother married ?
WAKE UP PEOPLE ...we have vile ,evil , murderous traitors in our midst , We are infiltrated . And they are all recent or fairly recent immigrants . This is no time to grant amnesty or in any way try and make America attractive to even more of this insanity . Wake up , we are at war .


17 posted on 04/21/2013 12:48:11 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

and this is what they also can become :

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

*Marcus Tullius Cicero*

beware .......


18 posted on 04/21/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Javeth

Tell you what, Graham....You folks get the budget balanced and the deficit all cleared up - as is required of your position - and then we can talk about “immigration reform”.

Until then, sit down and STFU.


19 posted on 04/21/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Javeth

I agree it’s time.

1) Close the borders.
2) Throw out the Muslims and illegal immigrants, including the one in the Whitehouse who is probably both.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 1:01:50 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Javeth

Only if “immigration reform” means 0 immigration from death-cult countries.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 1:02:06 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Doogle

Not only will they not come out of the woodwork, but more will enter illegally because there’s no means to stop them from doing so. Why would they give up government freebies and stolen goods when most can’t afford the $$ it would cost to become potentially “legal”? Give it up Graham!


22 posted on 04/21/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Doogle

Is there a S. Carolina Political Action Group that be immediately mobilized to thwart this?


23 posted on 04/21/2013 1:03:13 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Doogle

Stupid RINO fag.


24 posted on 04/21/2013 1:04:30 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Javeth
Even more outrageous is that these mass murderers were brought into our country as refugees from a war zone

Americans would be horrified at who we've literally brought to America. We ended up with thousands of Iraqis from the first round of the gulf war. I dated a Serb who is a sociology professor. As part of her thesis research she interviewed Bosnians, Croats, Serbs, Kosovars who were all brought here as prisoners then released after their time in prison. She said these were all very bad people who could create a very dangerous situation if they encountered each other here.
25 posted on 04/21/2013 1:06:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dirtboy

So sick of this tweerp! He and a few other rinos are also ginning up a new look here, not there, meme about ‘enemy combatant’ verses federal prosecution....blahblanblah.
See...that ridiculous debate he thinks will shield the weeny rinos from having to take on Obama in the substance of his utter failure on terrorism. He hopes that it will become a debate that will shield the senate weenies from asking the really hard questions about why we have so many Muslim brotherhood members in the Obama Administration, the uncomfortable questions about CAIR controlling the writing of our FBI manuals and removing Islam and jihadi terrorists completely. And a whole host of other lies this administration is hiding.

Don’t fall for it folks! The bomber, whether we like it or not was a US citizen and must be tried in the courts. I also want all evidence to be heard by the American people. This is a side show distraction IMHO for the above reasons.

Back to bread and circuses comrades...lol.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 1:12:07 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: upchuck

Sit down, Lindsey!


27 posted on 04/21/2013 1:12:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Javeth

And so, Light-Loafers Lindsey returns to his true love: destroying American jobs at the expense of the American worker and legal immigrants.


28 posted on 04/21/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Javeth

As long as his sweetheart Johnny tells him to vote for it...he will.


29 posted on 04/21/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: lonestar

People in SC should take IQ tests so we would know if they are working with a full deck when they renominate and then reelect “Lovable Lindsey”.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: F15Eagle

One would think that SC people would be embarrassed by “Lovable Lindsey”, but, no, they like the publicity he brings to their state. He’s better known than the Palmetto tree.


31 posted on 04/21/2013 2:03:22 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Rumplemeyer

SC people must know something we don’t, or maybe they don’t know much of anything. But they are courteous drivers there.


32 posted on 04/21/2013 2:04:52 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Javeth

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers suspected in the bombings, are of Chechen origin and immigrated to the United States in 2002.

Graham you dumbass, you even acknowledge these guys had IMMIGRATED. Meaning they had arrived her legally. the ILLEGAL immigranst did not arrive here Legally..........


33 posted on 04/21/2013 2:07:43 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; ...
Thanks for the ping. I'm willing to call a spade a spade and a traitor a traitor. How about y'all?

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.


34 posted on 04/21/2013 2:11:57 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Doogle

He needs a good bitch slap! You wanna come along for moral support?


35 posted on 04/21/2013 2:14:29 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Javeth

FULG, TRAITOR!!


36 posted on 04/21/2013 2:18:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: poobear

....just take pics...*smiles*


37 posted on 04/21/2013 2:55:42 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Javeth

It should cause it to be kicked to the curb immediately.


38 posted on 04/21/2013 3:25:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Doogle

Fair enough :)
The re verb from his jowls flying all over the place might cause some damage. Hold on to your hat!


39 posted on 04/22/2013 2:34:28 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: kempster
>> Moron Alert!

Opportunist alert!

40 posted on 04/22/2013 2:39:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Javeth
“What happened in Boston … I think should urge us to act quicker, not slower, when it comes to getting the 11 million [illegal immigrants living in the U.S.] identified,”

Um, Senator, the two bombers WERE identified, well ahead of time. Identifying them did not prevent them from killing and maiming.

41 posted on 04/22/2013 2:47:30 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Vaquero

You said it! Why the RNC continues to allow this toe tapping toilet fairy to be the face of conservatism on this issue is way beyond me. Every time this, Paul Lynde impersonator mentions he served in my beloved Air Force I become physically ill. Message for the RNC and fawning media—please hide your cameras, they are catnip to Lyndsy and his partner John. Damn! We do have 98 other senators.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: Javeth

Columbia, S.C.—The South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance (SCCAA) today launched a statewide television, radio, and Internet ad campaign promoting the bipartisan immigration reform plan being crafted by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and others.

The commercials began airing today across South Carolina.

“The plan Senators Graham, Rubio and others are crafting is a conservative approach that – first and foremost – secures our borders,” said Ambassador David Wilkins, the SCCAA board chairman. “Illegal immigration has been one of the toughest problems facing our country. As a South Carolina-based organization, we are especially proud of Senator Graham’s leadership on this critical issue.”

Wilkins also stressed SCCAA supports E-Verify, the employment verification system which prevents the hiring of illegal immigrants. “South Carolina led the nation by placing an E-Verify requirement in state law. We are pleased to hear the plan Senators Graham and Rubio are advocating has an E-Verify mandate for the entire nation,” he said.

Kathy Bigham, a businesswoman and Republican activist in Rock Hill, S.C. who also serves on the SCCAA board, said conservatives back the new proposal because “it is definitely not amnesty.”

Added Bigham, “Once the borders are secured, those in America illegally would have a path to citizenship that forces them to pay a fine, pay taxes, pass a criminal background check, learn to speak English, and get in the back of the line. The whole process would take at least 13 years to complete, but it likely could take longer. That’s tough but fair.”

The South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance was established in 2010 as a nonprofit policy and grassroots organization that promotes conservative solutions for some of the nation’s most challenging problems.

If anyone wants to call and ‘thank’ Graham, the number is 864-250-1417...not that I would think of overwhelming their telephone system..

http://sccaa.accountsupport.com/sccaa-supports-bipartisan-plan-for-immigration-reform/.

You can listen or watch the desperation ad at the link above.


43 posted on 04/23/2013 1:12:28 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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