Skip to comments.House Leaders to Educate Voters About Immigration: 'Become America'
Posted on 07/18/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
House Majority Leader Eric Cantos (R-VA) will lead a tour of House leaders next week aimed at educating Americans, and each other, about the history and importance of immigration to the United States. The tour, dubbed the "Become America" tour, will feature events and speeches aimed at overcoming opposition to the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, which has stumbled amidst opposition from conservatives.
The trip is being coordinated by the non-profit Faith & Politics Institute, and will include members of both parties, such as Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a persistent advocate of amnesty for illegal immigrants. In April, Guiterrez told a wealthy audience in Chicago that they owed it to the people who "wash the dishes" and "take care of your kids and mow your lawn" to support a path to U.S. citizenship for illegal aliens.
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Indoctrinated is a better word.
translation: All you bitter clingers out there who elected us, we think you’re all stupid!
How many Mexican citizens are getting food stamps and rent assistance paid for by the U.S. taxpayer? Inquiring minds want to know.
Sorry, but very very few congresscritters in the house or senate have the intelligence or education to “educate” anyone.
And anyone who voted for bills before they read them should be tortured, hanged, and their sorry *ssed remains buried in Obamastuff.
Eric Cantor (RINO-VA)
Why do these “Republicans” continue to do the Democrat’s bidding??????????????????????????????
The Gelding Old Party is dead.
I don’t need them to tell me about immigration. How dare they treat us like children?
They need to be educated about illegal immigration. They are insulting all of us. Just proving they are fools.
Hey Eric! Why don’t you take Rubio with you????? hahaha
More instruction by our rulers. Sorry, we don’t owe criminals anything.
We know what immigration is, DC. We don’t want to reward ILLEGAL immigrants who broke into our country. The arrogance and deceit on this issue from DC over the last 7 years makes me want to bang my head against a wall. Or maybe bang some other peoples’ heads against a wall.
“...members of both parties, such as Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a persistent advocate of amnesty for illegal immigrants.”
Very inclusive, if you believe America is populated exclusively by leftist democrats.
Let’s never discuss that an illegal immigrant is a lousy potential citizen, a user by definition.
I never hear any intelligent discussion of what is good for America. For instance, I assume these people will continue to vote in Mexican elections. These are not faithful Americans.
Is that Hispanic?
I will say it again these poeple are criminals. Maybe that was not clear enough THESE PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS.
Look what happened to Trayvon Martin. This is what our country will end up like if you morons keep letting people flount the law.
Man the GOP is just plain stupid.
I don’t need their effin “education”! I know all about “immigration”, the LEGAL kind.
But apparently THEY could use some education because they do not know what ILLEGAL means.
We are so screwed....
Excellent point. Let's see if they even mention the significant, basic distinctions between legal, self-supporting immigration and illegal, parasitic "immigration".
These Republican elites -- becoming more and more like the Democrat Socialist Left each day -- really think they can cause confusion in the minds of the electorate. They know they'll lose (if they haven't already lost) the conservative base, but they must think if they can just convince enough ignorant voters to vote for Republicans who think and behave like Democrats rather than voting for Democrats who think and behave like Socialists, that's a "winning strategy".
That would be me. They don't act like they owe me anything.
It would be nice if they did tours on things like the anemic growth of our economy or the out-of-control nature of federal bureaucracies like the IRS and the EPA before they considered tours on less pressing issues like granting citizenship to millions of Democratic-leaning illegals.
The unpleasant task by which the Overlords have to mingle among the unwashed Peasantry to “educate” them.
After all, the Overlords have such greater understanding of these matters. You can tell that by their track record in the District of Corruption, what?
They want to ethnic cleanse us out of existence. Black, white - it doesn’t matter. Everything for mexicans who are invading.
We need to decrease legal immigration too. Enough of this foolishness. There isn’t anything racist about wanting to live in the USA instead of mexico or Brazil or the former Yugoslavia.
Are they also going to point out what immigrants once did to become a citizen? They certainly didn’t do it the way it is being proposed today. Once upon a time we were a nation of laws and it meant something.
The big lie is being perpetuated.
Why not go back to the immigration policy of 1950 and leave it at that?
Or is the intent perhaps to make America a 3rd world country?
I asked about the purpose of the government agency he heads, since I had never heard of such a thing. He said its purpose is to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States. I asked, Why?
"It serves Mexico's needs, he said, and ticked off a list of such things as remittances to Mexico of $10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP [gross domestic product]. It provides employment for an exploding population, it alleviates social instability due to rising unemployment and it provides training for Mexicans, ultimately repatriating those skills back to Mexico.
"I responded to his final aim - repatriation of trained and skilled Mexicans back into Mexico - and asked, Then your government would oppose amnesty for the illegal Mexicans in the United States?
"He cried, Oh no! We support amnesty totally. . . . by populating the United States with millions of Hispanics who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to Mexico, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S. policy and its dealings with Mexico.
"President Vicente Fox believes the U.S. border is a figment of the imagination. In fact, Fox and/or members of his government stated at one point that the borders of Mexico extend much farther north than currently drawn on the map.
No means no. Rewarding criminal behavior is wrong. Enforce existing law and STFU.
In addition to Crowley, Diaz-Balart and Cantor, the confirmed list of lawmakers participating includes Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Lois Capps (D-Calif.), Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).
Who is going to educate them on the rule of law?
The voters will “EDUCATE” the politicians by PRIMARYING any backstabbing politician who votes for this CRAP !
Good grief. What has become of the Party I supported and voted for my entire adult life? It’s become such a grotesque joke. Every day a new example of this. It’s like waking up every morning and being spit upon. This just offends me to the very core. Cantor and the like, teaming up with La Raza racists like Guiterez, to lecture us ‘dummy’ flyover-country voters? I swear, I’m really getting to the point where I’m just not going to vote GOP ever again. They are truly starting to viscerally repulse me. It keeps adding up.
It’s the “I will respect you in the morning” tour.
Looks like a "bait and switch" dog and pony show! Most educated people already know a little bit about the history and importance of immigration to the United States. Just about the entire country arrived here from elsewhere.
How these tour people plan to make the switch from "immigration" to "illegal immigration" after making everyone feel warm and fuzzy about the importance of immigrants to the USA, I do not know.
Maybe they are getting their smooth talk lessons from Sen. Schumer.
Promising again to close the borders later will not work except for Democrats and low information voters. But then these folks have already taken over this country.
Thanks Eric I can take it from here
You just go on doing some other kind of idiocy but just dont hurt yourself or do future damage to the county..
As a bona fide IMMIGRANT I’ll tell the voters about IMMIGRATION..
1. We have IMMIGRATION when a foreign born person obeys the laws of America and does it the right way..asking permission to enter our country to stay and make America their permanent home..applying through the correct channels tothe US government and supplying all required documents and waiting until he or she is told they may enter..
2. We have ANTI-IMMIGRATION when a foreign person disobeys American laws and criminally enters the country without permission from our government and stays, or after entering with permission for a temporary stay does not leave again by the date they should but remains in our country now breaking the immigration laws..
1. ILLEGAL ALIENS are not IMMIGRANTS
2. Their children are not entiled to stay in our country.
3. Their children upon becoming adults at age 18, are now responsibilty and also guilty of living in our country illegally.
4. AMNESTY is ANTI-IMMIGRATION
5. AMNESTY is UNFAIR to IMMIGRANTS
6. Nana is PRO-IMMIGRATION
7. ILLEGAL ALIENS and their enablers are ANTI-IMMIGRATION
8. The “back of the line” starts in their home countries, and not in my American backyard.
All you dipsticks out there listen up. We need 30 million more unknowns in this country to use up all the food stamp money we are getting ready to appropriate from your pockets.
NPR ( I know I know) pulled the “there are millions of jobs that Americans just aren’t willing to do and we need illegals to fill them”BS. Really? Where????
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The reality is very different from what it was in the 17th, 18th, 19th & even early 20th Century America. We are vastly more crowded, with still limited resources.
As for the jobs Americans do not want nonsense; that assumes that it is better to have millions happily on Welfare, SSI or whatever, at the expense of the rest of us, while the jobs that those on the dole could be handling are given to foreigners with no interest whatsoever in preserving that settler driven culture of America. It is so obviously a stupid argument, that we should educate our would be "educators" from Congress to peddle their folly somewhere else.
For a discussion of the real issues over immigration, including the reason that Jefferson bought Louisiana: Immigration & The American Future.
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