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  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • O’Reilly: If GOP Doesn’t Compromise on Immigration, ‘Say Hello to President Hillary Clinton’ in 2016

    04/10/2014 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 09 2014 8:50 Pm
    Bill O’Reilly weighed in on immigration reform in tonight’s Talking Points Memo, arguing that a hard-line stance by the GOP will help Democrats. […] “The Republican Party must compromise on the immigration issue or it will lose the presidency again in 2016,” O’Reilly said. He noted that Mitt Romney only got 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. “If that happens again, you can say hello to President Hillary Clinton,” he said. …
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must Get the ‘Door Ajar’ for Minorities, Not be ‘Party of Deportation’

    04/02/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2014 | RODRIGO SERMEŃO
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the future of the Republican Party depends on what the Republicans do to expand its appeal among Hispanic voters and show them that the GOP is not “just the party of deportation.” “I’ve been saying over and over that the Republican Party cannot win until it’s more diverse, until it looks like the rest of America,” he said. During a Tuesday symposium hosted by the Media Research Center (MRC) and the American Principles Project (APP), the Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said that if the GOP wants to appeal to minority...
  • Maybe Bailing on Immigration Reform Actually Worked Out Well for Republicans

    04/01/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Wire ^ | MAR 31, 2014 10:38AM ET / POLITICS | Allie Jones
    In June 2013, a bipartisan group of senators (including presidential hopeful Marco Rubio) passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that President Obama promised to sign. Since then, Republicans have worked hard to distance themselves from that bill — Rubio stopped talking about it altogether, and Speaker of the House John Boehner says he won't bring it to the House floor. Now many Latinos are so disillusioned that they don't want to vote at all, making Boehner and the gang's gamble all too worth it. The New York Times noted Sunday that "immigrant-rights advocates report mounting disillusionment with both parties among...
  • It’s time to start taking Rand Paul seriously

    03/18/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Two things happened over the weekend in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. 1. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul led the field in a national poll conducted by CNN/ORC International. 2. Paul won the straw poll at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference. 3. Those two events come just a week after Paul cruised to another 2016 straw poll victory at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Add those things up and it's quite clear that Paul is the candidate of the moment on the Republican side. There's no one -- not even Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush -- who has...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP on Immigration

    03/12/2014 5:13:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 3/12/14 | DONNA CASSATA
    A group of Catholic bishops, evangelical leaders and advocates pressured top House Republicans to vote this year on overhauling immigration in a series of private meetings on Wednesday. With legislation stalled in the House and prospects dimming, proponents argued that action is a moral imperative and offered the unique, united front of Catholics and evangelicals imploring the House to move ahead. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle called it an "historic moment" and said they "reaffirmed that every day of delay, the consequences are separated families." The participants, who spoke to The Associated Press, said they received neither assurances of a...
  • Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz: Sometimes People Think They're The Next Ronald Reagan (video)

    03/10/2014 7:45:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    SEAN HANNITY: You're really taking on a lot of issues. One of them is outreach, the second one is the NSA, the third going after the president. Do you agree with Ted Cruz when he said Rand and I are good friends. Do you agree with that statement? SEN. RAND PAUL: We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views and, you know, I won't let that pass. I think that, you know, sometimes people want to stand up and say, 'Hey, look at me, I'm the next Ronald Reagan.' Well, almost all of...
  • Some Republicans (Lindsey Graham) See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate

    01/30/2014 7:25:35 PM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/29/2014 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — For more than a year House Republican leaders have insisted the chamber would act on new immigration laws. And for more than a year, Republicans have done virtually nothing on the issue — despite intense pressure from activists, business groups, and the nation’s changing demographics. And although there are a variety of reasons for inaction, one Republican lawmaker recently offered a frank acknowledgement that for many House Republicans, there’s one issue at play that’s not often discussed: race. “Part of it, I think — and I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I...
  • Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants (Leaks from GOP Amnesty Plan)

    01/28/2014 11:02:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship. -snip- House Republican leaders will circulate it at a three-day retreat for their members that begins Wednesday on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Several pro-immigration organizations that have been...
  • A Signal From Central Valley That GOP May Act on Immigration

    01/26/2014 1:11:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    KQED ^ | 1/26/14 | Tyche Hendricks
    As House Republicans prepare to wrestle with their differences on immigration at an annual retreat next week, one GOP lawmaker from the Central Valley is signaling there may be movement on an issue that has split the party. At the same time, a high-profile group of bipartisan leaders met in Silicon Valley Thursday to unveil a report showing immigrants are key to a robust U.S. economy. The report by the Bipartisan Policy Center was released by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, both Republicans, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development...
  • Texas Business Groups Ally to Counter Tea Party Influence in GOP Primaries

    01/05/2014 5:55:30 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 55 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    Some of Texas’ biggest business trade groups are moving to counter tea party and anti-government forces that have dominated recent Republican primaries. The movement mirrors the schism happening nationally between hard right and establishment Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently pledged $50 million to back pro-business Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries and fight tea party insurgents. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of the fiscal-hawk group Empower Texans said the Texas Future Business Alliance is nothing but a group of big-money interests wanting taxpayer dollars to flow into their pockets. “This is what we’ve come to expect coming out of the...
  • Paul Ryan Most 'Open Borders Person in Congress(backstabber alert)'

    12/06/2013 8:34:38 AM PST · by amnestynone · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) executive director Mark Krikorian said on Thursday that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is by far the most open borders-minded member of the U.S. Congress—even more so than Democrats like Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who is aggressively and publicly calling for President Barack Obama to halt deportations of illegal aliens. "Paul Ryan is probably the most ideologically committed open-borders person in Congress. I would say even more than the Democrats,” Krikorian said in an interview with American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios, One News Now reports. One News Now’s Chad Groening added that...
  • GOP Congresswoman: ‘Immigration Is Really a Woman Issue’ (Ros-Lehtinen)

    12/05/2013 7:16:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2013 - 1:11 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), speaking at a forum on women leadership on Wednesday, said immigration is a woman issue, because the male has either been deported or the father “is not present.” “I think that folks who have dealt with refugees and immigrant families see how much it impacts women, because so often many times, the male is not there. Either he’s been deported or the dad is not present. And immigration is really a woman issue. It’s a family-centered issue,” Ros-Lehtinen said at the forum sponsored by Politico. …
  • Top Catholic bishop presses House on immigration

    11/07/2013 3:22:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 6:07 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue “a matter of great moral urgency” that cannot wait. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said in a letter to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Thursday that he was troubled by reports that immigration reform is delayed in the House since lawmakers have a responsibility to resolve the issue. … “As a moral matter … our nation cannot continue to receive the benefits of the work and contributions of undocumented immigrants...
  • Obama: No Reason We Can’t Do Amnesty Before End of Year

    11/06/2013 3:45:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 6, 2013 - 5:46 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking to a group of business leaders at the White House on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he did not see any reason a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens could not be enacted before the end of this year. To make his point, he argued that there are “some very conservative folks” who “believe that now is the time to get this done.” …
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Rubio Defies Tea Party, Endorses Mitch McConnell For Reelection

    10/20/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | October 20, 2013 | Doug Mataconis
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over his Tea Party primary challenger: Washington (CNN) - One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014. McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday. “Matt Bevin is a true conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. He is not afraid to stand up to the...
  • South Tel Aviv in Angry Protest Over Illegal African Influx (Israel)

    09/17/2013 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2013, 9:38 PM | David Lev
    Dozens of residents of south Tel Aviv on Tuesday demonstrated, after the High Court on Monday declared the government’s policy on detaining illegal immigrants—under which illegals could be detained for up to three years—violated several Basic Laws. Some 2,000 illegal Africans are to be freed from an encampment in the Negev in the next 90 days, most likely heading to Tel Aviv, where there is already a large illegal African community. The government has the option to attempt to deport the illegals, but many of them claim that they are genuine refugees from political repression, so deporting them would likely...
  • Donations to House Speaker John Boehner questioned by Federal Election Commission

    09/11/2013 7:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Sabrina Eaton
    The Federal Election Commission is examining whether dozens of political action committees and individuals contributed more than the legally allowed amount to House Speaker John Boehner during last year's election cycle. Letters the Federal Election Committee sent Monday to Friends of John Boehner indicated that donors including coal, energy, and gambling interests, exceeded contribution limits to Boehner's committee by more than $150,000.
  • House Republicans Advocate Path, Not Pathway, To Citizenship

    09/02/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | Septiembre 01, 2013
    A central question Congress is wrestling with over the current proposed immigration legislation is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. And surprisingly, the answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is “yes,” just as long as it’s not the “special” path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate. … Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting...
  • McCain: If the Administration Doesn’t Enforce Border Security Provisions, ‘We Can Go To Court’

    08/28/2013 2:37:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 27, 2013 - 3:10 PM | Eric Scheiner
    When asked how voters could be confident that the Department of Homeland Security will enforce the border security elements of the Senate's “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) replied that “we can go to court.” “We have the court system. That’s the way our government runs. If the executive branch does not enforce laws, then we can go to court and make sure tat those laws are enforced,” McCain said Tuesday while participating in an immigration town hall. …
  • For mixed-status families, U.S. immigration reform would end anxiety

    08/10/2013 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2013 | By Tim Gaynor
    U.S.-born Junnyor Diaz studies at a Phoenix high school. His Mexico-born older brother, Edder, has applied for a program to avoid deportation, while their undocumented mother, Angelica, cleans houses to keep the family fed and, above all, together. For Junnyor and 16 million others like him in mixed-status families, reform could bring stability to a fraught situation in which a U.S.-born child is a citizen with a shot at a university education and a stable working life, while a sibling or parent born abroad can face instability and deportation. "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't worry...
  • Paul Ryan’s Crazy Plan to Save Immigration Reform

    08/01/2013 10:45:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 7/31/13 | Jonathan Chait
    If the Senate immigration bill came up for a vote in the House, it would probably pass — some of the Republicans and almost all of the Democrats would combine for 218 votes. But conservatives have extracted promises from John Boehner not to let that happen, and the Speaker has dutifully pledged to keep the House from voting on any bill that lacks the support of most Republicans. That would seem to make comprehensive reform pretty dead, right? Except Paul Ryan, who clearly wants to pass a bill, floated a way around this promise: -snip- So the plan he's discussing...
  • Why Are Republicans Bent on Pushing Amnesty Now?

    07/24/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | July 23rd, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    I understand what you are thinking. If you are watching the political process, you are probably thinking, as a sane person, that Republicans would completely ignore amnesty and focus on what’s important. After all, the country is focused on other trivial news, summer vacations, and the scandals. After August, the main fights will be over funding Obamacare, the budget, and the debt ceiling. So why on earth would Republicans push for amnesty, especially after the Senate bill has been ridiculed and repudiated? Why would they bail out Obama at his weakest moment? Why would they agree to the premise that...
  • Rubio Didn't Know Immigration Bill Allows Someone to Forge 2 Passports Before It's a Crime

    07/19/2013 2:06:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 19 Jul 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)--a Republican member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” who helped write the Senate immigration bill and one of 14 Republicans who voted for the bill’s final passage--was unaware that the legislation he helped usher through the Senate allows a person to forge up to two passports without penalty. “Under the Senate immigration bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” CNSNews.com asked Rubio Thursday on Capitol Hill. “How many…you can’t forge any passports,” Rubio replied. ”That’s a federal crime now.” CNSNews.com: “It’s actually a part of the bill that it’s up, that...
  • D.C. Republicans are Stoking a GOP Civil War

    07/18/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 83 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 18 Jul 2013, | Joel B. Pollak
    The immigration debate threatens to tear the Republican Party apart--not because of disagreements over the principle of immigration reform, but because of disagreements over strategy and tactics that may become insurmountable. The party leadership, believing that immigration reform will appeal to Hispanic voters, is attempting to impose its will on rank-and-file conservatives who object to current legislative proposals. The recently-passed Senate immigration bill includes provisions for border security as well as the legalization of illegal aliens. Conservatives believe, however, that legalization must be contingent on border security, since the Obama administration has a record of refusing to enforce laws it...
  • Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

    07/16/2013 10:12:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2013 9:21 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he was hopeful a bill could be finalized this fall—though even that goal may be overly optimistic. The president, in a series of interviews with Spanish language television stations, also reiterated his insistence that any legislation include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally. Many House GOP lawmakers oppose the citizenship proposal, hardening the differences between the parties on the president’s top second-term...
  • Pelosi Heaps Praise On Bush For His ‘Beautiful Words’ On Immigration

    07/13/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2013 - 2:13 PM | Taylor Knopf
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised former President George W. Bush for the “beautiful words” on immigration voiced by the former president at a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. “In the beautiful words of President Bush, that he spoke about yesterday in his speech and has over time, we have to respect what immigration is to our country. I believe that it is the source of constant reinvigoration of America,” Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, which can be viewed on CSPAN. “I’ve said over and over again that President Bush had...
  • Steve King: We're on 'suicide watch' over GOP

    07/12/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 9/11/13 | James Simpson
    While there are some Republicans who see undocumented immigrants – or illegal aliens – as a help to the nation’s economy for the jobs they do, there are others who believe they are a significant factor in raising unemployment, depressing wages and taking jobs from Americans. But another factor is at play in Washington’s current arguments over immigration, illegal aliens, and the Democrats’ plan for amnesty for millions – the future of the GOP. “About half or so of the [House Republican] Caucus understand we are on suicide watch over the Republican Party,” said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, following a...
  • O’Reilly to GOP: Pass Immigration Reform or Face President Hillary Clinton

    07/12/2013 12:44:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 08:45 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly urged Republicans to come up with some “smart solutions” to the nation’s immigration and other problems or risk dealing with Hillary Clinton when she’s elected president in 2016. The Fox News commentator, responding Thursday to an email from a woman named Nettie to his show “The O’Reilly Factor,” criticized her view that the Republican-controlled House should make no concessions on anything to the Obama administration or the Democrats, the Huffington Post reported. “When Hillary Clinton is elected president in 2016, will you say the same thing, Nettie?” O’Reilly said, as the words “Immigration Battle”...
  • RUBIO DROPS TO 5TH IN IOWA POLL

    07/12/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/13 | Mike Flynn
    On Thursday, Public Policy Polling released its latest 2016 tracking poll of Iowa Republican voters. The results show a dramatic shift in Republican voter sentiment. Sen. Marco Rubio, who had led in previous surveys, has dropped to 5th place. Sen. Rand Paul now leads the pack in the critical first-caucus state.
  • House Republicans pitch scaled-back immigration approach

    07/10/2013 9:18:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 10, 2013, 8:19 p.m. | Lisa Mascaro
    Facing deep resistance among House Republicans to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, GOP leaders are trying to muster support for a stripped-down immigration reform bill that would offer citizenship only to those brought into the country as children. The plan, which would almost certainly be a nonstarter for President Obama and Democrats who control the Senate, makes clear there will be no quick agreement on a Senate-passed bill and illustrates how wide the gap remains over fundamental immigration reform. … The proposal, pushed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), has gained ground among Republicans....
  • Will Pelosi Kill Immigration Reform?

    07/09/2013 3:24:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/09/13 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Republican House leaders say that the most daunting obstacle to an immigration compromise is Nancy Pelosi. They worry that the minority leader may sabotage anything short of a full Senate-like comprehensive bill. Mrs. Pelosi still hasn't telegraphed her final strategy, but senior members of her caucus continue to insist that "no Democrat will vote for anything without a path to citizenship" for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. If Mrs. Pelosi urges her fellow Democrats to oppose all GOP measures that don't contain legalization and other substantial portions of the Senate bill, it could stymie any progress on...
  • GOP hopefuls on immigration, gay marriage

    07/02/2013 6:05:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2013 4:06 AM EDT
    Immigration Reform Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush …, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, said in a statement that the Senate vote was a “strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America.” …New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for tighter border controls and a pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants. …Texas Gov. Rick Perry … has steadfastly opposed a border fence, saying it would take 10 to 15 years to build, cost $30 billion and wouldn’t work. …Gay Marriage In a speech in June, (Jeb) Bush...
  • Breaking: Senate approves sweeping immigration overhaul

    06/27/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 135 replies
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  • Hispanics, Well … Turn Out to Be Democrats

    06/25/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 8 replies
    TPM ^ | April 13, 2013 | Josh Marshall
    Everybody is focused on the centrality of immigration reform as a driver of Hispanic vote. And that’s an accurate perception to a significant degree. But over recent months we’ve seen more and more polling which shows that Hispanics aren’t voting for Democrats because of the immigration issue. They’re voting for Democrats because they turn out disproportionately to be Democrats. That might sound like word play but here’s what I mean. On issue after issue, Hispanics appear to either overwhelmingly or more than the public at large support the Democratic position. Today we had a poll showing that Hispanics overwhelmingly support...
  • Can Rubio, Flake, Graham & McConnell explain the plan to teach English to millions of illegals?

    06/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Adult ESL program (the English as a Second Language system) has already been described as "cobbled together with toothpicks and Band-Aids," and presently "stretched to the breaking point." Add in millions upon millions of new illegals into the system and I imagine it would blow apart. What plan do Sens. Rubio, Flake, Graham, McConnell and even McCain have for English to be taught to 15 million plus illegal aliens? Who would decide what constitutes minimum ESL proficiency? Big question... And who would decide how much time will be given to meet the required minimum ESL proficiency? Where will the...
  • Sen. McCain: US will have ‘most militarized’ border since Berlin Wall

    06/25/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said that an amendment advanced by the Senate would leave the U.S. with the “most militarized border” since the fall of the Berlin Wall and pave the way for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Why Marco Rubio is Important.

    06/23/2013 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/13 | ForMotionCreative
    For over a year and a half, I have focused on our GOP -- its key players who are indeed our enemies, the endless steering and manipulation of the election process, and the corruption of Tea Party candidates. Rove's shenanigans are being exposed, and Marco Rubio's association with him should attract our attention, because it is marking his departure from "the people". It is important to note that he defended Rove and the American Crossroads group's project to find the most "conservative" electable candidates. In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File recently, Rubio said: "They both have a place...
  • ‘Flip-flops like this’: Sarah Palin calls out Sen. Rubio for supporting amnesty

    06/23/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 170 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Sunday June 23, 2012
    Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA: Politicians wonder why we can't trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty... http://fb.me/2IsL1uspC Palin’s tweet links to a story from TownHall.com detailing Sen. Marco Rubio’s (D-Fla.) flip-flop over amnesty for illegal immigrants. During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty. Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to...
  • The Anti-Rubio Rally: Tea partiers gather to vent their frustrations with the Gang of Eight bill.

    06/20/2013 6:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    For conservatives who oppose the Gang of Eight immigration bill championed by Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), yesterday was their day to proclaim their disagreement loud and clear. In a “press conference” that quickly turned into a rally, Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) urgently made the case that immigration legislation was being steamrolled too quickly through the House and Senate. “I kind of like a microphone that has some volume to it,” he jovially told the crowd, which would grow to include hundreds of tea partiers over the next couple of hours. He decried the proposed legislation as being “at...
  • Gang of 8 spells doom for GOP, says front-line film maker (They Come to America II)

    06/19/2013 4:15:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/2/2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Dennis Michael Lynch, the founder and CEO of TV360 Media and the driving force behind the movie “They Come to America” sat down with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas to discuss his new movie “They Come to America 2″ Having covered the immigration debate from the frontline he had some harsh words for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his involvement in the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. ‘I am so against what he is doing. … He’s got it in his mind that he wants to be the President of the United States and somebody sold him on...
  • Are Some Senate Republicans Selling Out America To Illegals?

    06/10/2013 1:37:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 27 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    There are times when I actually begin to think that many who wear a Republican jersey are, in fact, Democrats. One such issue that makes my eyebrows raise is the current immigration reform bill being put forth by the Gang of Eight, which include John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Ruibo (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Rubio told Univision over the weekend that before we secure our borders, we’ll be legalizing criminals (illegal aliens) who have come into the United States first. Univision reports, Rubio, responding to the concern that legalization might be delayed and therefore be subjected to...
  • Marco Rubio: In immigration reform, legalization comes first — ‘It is not conditional’

    06/10/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 248 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6-10-13 | byron york
    In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. “Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization...
  • House immigration group announces 'agreement in principle'

    05/16/2013 7:02:33 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 26 replies
    The Hill (Hat tip to Pat Dollard) ^ | 05/16/13 06:19 PM ET | Russell Berman
    A bipartisan group of House negotiators said Thursday it has reached an “agreement in principle” on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. “We have an agreement in principle,” Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) said as he and five other members of the group emerged from a two-hour meeting late Thursday afternoon.
  • Gang of Eight Strategy Emerges to Ensure Immigration Bill Advances

    05/10/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 55 replies
    National Journal ^ | Updated: May 10, 2013 | 12:43 p.m | Rebecca Kaplan and Shane Goldmacher Updated: May 10, 2013 | 12:43 p.m
    The night before Thursday's marathon committee markup, members of the Senate's Gang of Eight and their staffs huddled in a room in the Capitol to decide what amendments to their immigration bill they would let live—and what must die. As a comprehensive immigration overhaul advances through the Senate, its chief architects will remain firmly in control of its fate. This week's drama at the Senate Judiciary Committee provided a valuable test run for the group, which must protect their bill from changes that undermine the principles they agreed on but accept enough suggestions from their colleagues to garner at least...
  • Heritage: Amnestied Illegals Will Get $9.4T in Benefits; Increase Debt $6.3T

    05/06/2013 7:52:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 6, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would cost $6.3 trillion, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation. … Not only would the federal deficit increase, but the cost of benefits and services to millions of newly minted citizens would reach nearly $10 trillion. …
  • Could immigration bill set off another backlash?

    05/06/2013 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2013 3:49 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether opposition, thus far subdued, builds into the same kind of fierce backlash that shut down Congress’ last attempt to remake the nation's immigration system. That time around, in 2007, angry calls overwhelmed the Senate switchboard and lawmakers endured raging town hall meetings and threats from incensed constituents. The legislation ultimately collapsed on the Senate floor. “I’ve been through this battle, and it's ugly,” said former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., who supported the bill. “My phones were jammed for three...