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  • Senate Gang of Eight: Immigration Is "Ours To Lose"

    04/18/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Jordan Fabian
    The Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" oozed confidence on Thursday that they could deliver on their promise to pass the most significant immigration bill in a generation. Organizers gathered over 20 leaders from business, labor, religious and civil rights groups in order to display broad support for their plan. In an unlikely pairing, renowned anti-tax activist Grover Norquist stood alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the leader of the nation's largest labor coalition. Senators from both parties yukked it up with jokes throughout the hour-long affair. "We'll oppose only those amendments that are intended to prevent a comprehensive solution from passing,"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Patriots Smashes Rubio, Likens Immigration Push to Pelosi's Obamacare Passage

    04/18/2013 12:59:30 PM PDT · by Celtic_Storm · 48 replies
    After Tea Partiers in Florida protested at the home state offices of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday at an event organized by Tea Party Patriots, Rubio quickly, but largely unsuccessfully, tried to reaffirm his commitments to conservative principles when it comes to the immigration fight.
  • New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint

    04/18/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    If there were any doubts that the oft-used term ‘comprehensive immigration reform' is a stalking-horse for amnesty, a new Senate proposal should dispel them. The measure, touted as a way to fix our ‘broken' immigration system, will do the opposite. Not only will it demean U.S. citizenship and rule of law, it also likely will produce adverse economic effects. The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano,...
  • Holding Their Feet To The Fire (anti-amnesty demonstration in D.C.)

    04/18/2013 11:49:05 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 18, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    Although the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon temporarily delayed its introduction in the U.S. Senate, much to the chagrin of Mexican journalist, i.e. hack, Jorge Ramos, the Gang of Eight has finally introduced their bill, which is just as bad as we anticipated it being. Below is an account of a New York ICE protest of the bill which occurred last week. Joanna Marzullo tells the tale of NY ICE members telling truth to well-funded, open borders demands after the jump.
  • Limbaugh Gives Rubio National Audience to Promote Amnesty

    04/18/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT · by Arm_Bears · 190 replies

    04/18/2013 12:15:14 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 17 April 2013 | Ann Coulter
    When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea that's bad for America. During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill. Here is how Rubio explained the powerful border-enforcing mechanism in his bill on "Fox News Sunday," which he denied was merely a meaningless goal: "Basically, Homeland Security will have five years to meet that goal. If after five years, Homeland Security has not met that number, it will trigger the Border Commission, who will then take over...
  • Immigration bill calls for slew of regulations, new bureaucracy [Office of Citizenship and New...

    04/18/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Immigration bill calls for slew of regulations, new bureaucracy By Ben Goad and Kevin Bogardus - 04/18/13 05:00 AM ET The sweeping immigration reform bill unveiled Wednesday would bring a raft of new regulations and add more layers to the federal bureaucracy. The 844-page Senate bill calls for a dramatic expansion of the country’s worker verification system, an overhaul of visa programs and a new set of proposed regulations allowing undocumented workers to become “registered provisional immigrants.” The bill would establish penalty systems for employers and create protections for vulnerable immigrant workers in order to achieve the largest overhaul of...
  • Rep. Smith: Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives & Previously Deported

    04/17/2013 9:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty." Rep. Smith says the Senate immigration bill shreds current immigration laws: "And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In...
  • Rep. Lamar Smith: Immigration Bill "Worse Than We Thought"

    04/17/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 25 replies ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty."
  • Lindsey Graham Tanks Among Republicans

    04/17/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies ^ | 4/17/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s approval rating among Republican voters in South Carolina has plunged by fourteen points in just two months – evidence of growing dissatisfaction with his increasingly leftward ideological bent. According to the results of a new Winthrop University poll, Graham’s approval rating among GOP voters in the Palmetto State is 57.5 percent – down from 71.6 percent in February. “This drop corresponds to the entry of two vocal challengers, and discussion of a third, into the primary race against him,” the Winthrop pollsters note. It also comes on the heels of Graham’s high profile attack against fiscally...
  • Legal immigration balances economics with opportunity

    04/17/2013 4:16:17 PM PDT · by LiberTEAWatch · 7 replies
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 16, 2013 | James D. Kellogg
    The fate of 12 million illegal aliens estimated to be living in the United States is hotly debated in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the problem is a symptom of beltway politicians' failure to enforce immigration laws and modernize our legal immigration system. At this point, some form of legal status for many illegal residents is necessary for a practical solution. But every elected leader has an obligation to ensure America remains the land of opportunity. That means stopping the current tide of illegal entry and residency with improved border security and visa tracking. At the same time, we must reformulate and...
  • President Obama: Marco Rubio ‘positive force’ on immigration

    04/17/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 17, 2013 | Katie Glueck
    President Barack Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio a “positive force” in the immigration debate and is “reasonably confident” that an immigration deal will be reached, he said in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with NBC’s “Today” show. “I think that he has been a very positive force,” he said of Rubio (R-Fla.), who is a member of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform team. Speaking with Savannah Guthrie from the White House, Obama continued, “As have all the senators who’ve been involved. … And my hope is not only that we … end up with an immigration bill that shows that we’re...
  • Immigration Bill Includes Protections for Families Broken Up by Deportation

    04/17/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    ColorLines ^ | Wednesday, April 17 2013, | Seth Freed Wessler
    The comprehensive immigration reform bill, released early this morning by a group of eight Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, includes provisions to reunite families separated by immigration detention and deportation. It also includes provisions to keep U.S. citizen children of deported parents from languishing in foster care, a problem Colorlines has documented, and to protect deportees from losing parental rights. Since 2011, has reported on the the fallout of immigration enforcement on families and children. An investigation we released in late 2011 found there are thousands of children stuck in foster care with deported parents. Data I obtained in...
  • Immigration bill bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement

    04/17/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The immigration bill senators introduced Wednesday bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers in most routine encounters, such as traffic stops. Under current federal law and court precedents, racial discrimination is illegal — but there is no specific ban on racial profiling by federal officers. But buried inside the 844-page Senate immigration bill is a section specifically prohibiting the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in “routine or spontaneous law enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops.” Still, that language already represents a compromise. An earlier draft of the bill, reviewed by The Washington Times, had applied...
  • The Gang of Ocho’s huge border security loophole

    04/17/2013 11:31:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | April 17, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., produced a press release today claiming that his new “Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act” creates “six security trigger steps that must be met before any currently illegal immigrant is given access to a green card.” And it is true. His bill does create six such triggers. But it also creates a huge loophole that makes them entirely irrelevant. From the bill: (B) EXCEPTION.—The Secretary shall permit registered provisional immigrants to apply for an adjustment to lawful permanent resident status if — (i)(I) litigation or a force majeure has prevented one or more of...
  • [Rand] Paul says he is considering 2016 presidential bid

    04/17/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2013 10:16 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, popular with conservatives and libertarians in the GOP, said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before next year. Paul said at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor that he wants to be part of the national debate and said that remaining open to a presidential bid would give him a broad audience on a number of policy issues. …
  • Rand Paul Defends Immigration Reform: 'I've Got A News Flash' For Coulter And Limbaugh

    04/17/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 21, 2013 | Rand Paul
    Confronted with critical quotes from Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Thursday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood firm on his immigration reform stance and fired back at anyone who would try to question his resolve. After Paul explained his stance on border security, the conversation shifted to undocumented immigrants who are already in the country. Fox host Bill Hemmer said, "you know you're a ripe target for the word amnesty," and then played clips of what media figures like Coulter and Limbaugh have been saying about the senator since he indicated his openness to a "pathway to...
  • No, America Does Not Have “De Facto Amnesty”

    04/17/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 22, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The most bizarre argument that advocates of amnesty are making is that we have “de facto amnesty” now. The argument goes that since we have de facto amnesty now, we should just have the real thing and get it over with. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have gone around repeating it. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) responded Thursday to critics on the right who say the immigration reform he supports will be catastrophic to the Republican Party and, more importantly, the country. “I’ve got a news flash for those who want to call people names on amnesty: What we have now...
  • Gang of Eight Bill Opens Door to Bigger Amnesty [A Frightening Prospect!]

    04/16/2013 10:38:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | April 16, 2013 | Fred Bauer
    Gang of Eight Bill Opens Door to Bigger Amnesty By Fred Bauer April 16, 2013 Over at Talking Points Memo, Benjy Sarlin has posted a legislative summary of the Gang of Eight immigration-reform proposal, which is due to be released by tomorrow. Assuming this summary draft is accurate, one thing is clear: This proposal truly lives up to the name of “comprehensive immigration reform.” It would be a far-ranging proposal, one that would substantially transform the immigration system of the United States. The major parts of the bill seem to include: a process for legalizing current illegal immigrants, a few...
  • Breaking! New Immigration Bill Gives 'MarcoPhone' to Immigrant Guest Workers

    04/17/2013 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday April 17, 2013
    According to the newly filed bill, immigrants who are allowed to enter the United States under a work visa, will be ‘granted’ a cellular phone. Move over “Obama phone,” we present the new ‘Hola, Como Estas?!’ MarcoPhone. Here is the actual mention of the free phones in the bill- SEC. 1107. ACCESS TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. (a) SOUTHWEST BORDER REGION EMERGENCY COM-MUNICATIONS GRANTS.— The Secretary, in consultation with the governors of the States in the Southwest Border region, shall establish a 2-year grant program, to be administered by the Secretary, to improve emergency communications in the Southwest ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS.—An individual...