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  • Jeb Bush says his immigration reform plan is 'the grown-up plan'

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Jeb Bush said on Friday that his plan for reforming the nation’s immigration system is “the grown-up plan.” Bush kicked off his first pre-2016 trip to New Hampshire with a visit to the Integra Biosciences manufacturing plant in Hudson, where he took questions from local business leaders. The former Florida governor, whose position on immigration reform has come under criticism from members of his party, once again endorsed “earned legal status” for immigrants who entered the country illegally.
  • Best Case Scenario For Jeb Bush.Run For Florida Senator To Stop Wasserman,Crist And Grayson.

    03/13/2015 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    By now most of us have heard the excruciating news that Debbie, Charlie and Alan are considering running for Rubio's Senate seat in 2016. This is where we need Jeb Bush to come in And Put A Stop To It !!. If Jeb runs, you know the GOP and Conservative Base will make sure he keeps the seat Red. His odds of getting the GOP nomination will likely dwindle in the coming months. Hopefully when he sees the numbers and the tea leaves, where as he will never surpass the four leading contenders, he will then have to consider running...
  • Bush tells New Hampshire he won’t change views to win votes

    03/13/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 6:20 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. He said “facts don’t matter” to some of his critics and told his first political audience in the state in 15 years that true leaders do not shrink from their beliefs for political expediency. Bush, the brother of one president and the son of...
  • Jeb Bush Publicly Endorses ‘Gang Of Eight’ Amnesty Bill In New Hampshire

    03/13/2015 8:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, during a gaggle with reporters in New Hampshire on Friday, came out publicly for the previous Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill that would have provided citizenship, public benefits and other goodies such as work authorization for every illegal alien in America. “The book I wrote is a pathway to legal status, and,” Bush began to answer when a reporter asked him about why he is now talking about how he wants a “pathway to legal status” for all the illegal aliens in America rather than a “pathway to citizenship,” which he previously endorsed. “But...

    02/14/2015 4:42:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 14, 2015 | By Caroline May
    The discovery that the Obama’s administration will now allow undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred action and advanced parole simultaneously — opening a path to citizenship — is a “scandal,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Friday. “Our laws have been dismantled, stripped bare,” Sessions, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said. Friday House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte revealed that the Obama administration is now allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred action and advance parole at the same time. According to the House Judiciary Committee, once granted advance parole, the DACA beneficiaries may be able...
  • Ted Cruz: Principled Opposition To Rubio Amnesty Bill - [4/25/13]

    02/14/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz, the boat-rocking limited government constitutional conservative Senator from Texas, provided another one of his patented cross examinations of a smoke-blowing government official at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cruz, the son of legal immigrants from Cuba, asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security measures – the so-called “triggers” – contained in the “Gang of Eight's” immigration bill. Specifically, Senator Cruz asked, “If there are no objective metrics, if it is simply the subjective assessment of a host of factors, how can we have any confidence that the border will be secured and that any...
  • Why Won’t Republicans Get to the Bottom of Benghazi?

    10/11/2014 9:35:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-11-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy - Commentary
    October 11, 2014 4:00 AM Why Won't Republicans Get to the Bottom of Benghazi? It’s not just Democrats who don't want a full public airing. By Andrew C. McCarthySomething bothers me about the first and only hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Something I haven’t been able to shake. It was a desultory hearing. That’s not the main thing that bothers me, but it grates. Many Americans still seek real accountability for the jihadist-empowering policies and recklessly irresponsible security arrangements that preceded the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack — to say nothing of the fraud and stonewalling that...
  • Kiss of Death? Harry Reid Plans to Add Gang of Eight to ‘Meaningless’ House Border Bill

    07/29/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announced his plan to add the ‘Gang of Eight’ comprehensive immigration legislation to any border crisis package that House Republicans might pass, a revelation so likely to diminish conservative support for the bill that it suggests he’s trying to spike the House package. “If they pass that, maybe it’s an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform,” Reid told reporters Tuesday when asked about the House Republican border package produced by Texas Representative Kay Granger’s working group.

    05/16/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2014, | CAROLINE MAY
    An illegal immigrant who killed a police office while driving the wrong way in on an Arizona freeway Monday had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, the Associated Press reported Friday. Raul Silva Corona had driven 35 miles in the wrong direction on three freeways with a blood alcohol level of .238 percent in the wee hours of Monday morning before he killed Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, according to the AP's report. In Arizona, a driver is considered intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent. Mendoza, who served for thirteen years at the Mesa Police...
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • BREAKING: Video of Renee Ellmers Berating Anti-Amnesty Constituents (North Carolina)

    03/22/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/22/2014 | David Steinberg
    Yesterday, Ron Woodward of NC Listen reported on a meeting he had with Renee Ellmers on the topic of immigration and amnesty. He claimed he had exited the meeting appalled both by her positions and by her behavior.One of the constituents attending the meeting recorded the conversation.The Randolph Tea Party posted the clips online, and exclusively forwarded the links to PJ Media. Four clips of the meeting are embedded below.At one point, Ellmers says of Woodard: “You don’t have any damn facts.”Ellmers claims he is stereotyping, and constantly interrupts him. This conduct occurred after she had inconvenienced the group by...
  • Welcome to EBI [Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration], exploring the whole counsel of Scripture

    10/22/2013 6:15:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    E v a n g e l i c a l s for B i b l i c a l I m m i g r a t i o n Justice for citizens and kindness to guests Short version of EBI Letter June 22, 2013 Esteemed Members of the United States House and Senate ~ Warm summer greetings from Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration — a growing ad hoc movement of citizens who see the need for wise, sustainable immigration reform and who, therefore, oppose the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill for its lack of wisdom and kindness to...
  • NOT A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC: Police Barricade McCain-Flake "Public" Meeting on Amnesty

    08/28/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    director blue ^ | August 27, 2013 | Doug Ross
    As Mark Levin has consistently observed, we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic. Our representatives do not represent us. They pass laws they haven't read. And they consistently operate without the consent of the governed. We have what the brilliantly prescient Alexis de Tocqueville called "democratic despotism", exemplified perfectly by a "public meeting" with U.S. senators at which the public was not welcome. As senators representing a border state, one would think that Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake would be strong proponents for demanding legal immigration as well as for securing our borders. Instead, they have been...
  • 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. …
  • McCain, Flake to hold "immigration conversation"(8-27-13! Live feed click)[Public NOT invited]

    08/27/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT · by Syncro · 47 replies
    miamihearld/AP ^ | Aug 27, 2013 | Staff
    LIVE: “A Conversation on Immigration with John McCain and Jeff Flake” MESA, Ariz. -- Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are set to participate in an "immigration conversation" in Mesa sponsored by the Arizona Republic. Tuesday's event features two of the "Gang of Eight" who pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate earlier this year. The Republicans have spent part of the congressional summer recess trying to drum up public support for... Read more here: miamihearldIt is being streamed live at one of the forbidden websites.
  • Protesters ask for better access to kidney, liver transplants

    08/06/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 05, 2013 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied. The men and women protested Monday outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, some taking long breaks for dialysis. They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.
  • Amnesty Driven by Voodoo Economics

    08/06/2013 5:27:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Voices calling for amnesty do not really understand economics or free enterprise. They offer garbled misconceptions -- with graphs. But they would be kicked out of the economics courses I took in business school. The pro-amnesty camp argues from "voodoo economics." Amnesty will grow the economy, they argue. Well, if there are more people, technically the economy will be bigger. But each person may be poorer. A growing economy is only 'better' if the economy grows faster than the population increases. Otherwise, each individual is worse off among a larger crowd. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures total activity -- not...
  • Gutierrez: House has enough votes for immigration reform: “Now we need to get it done”

    07/23/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 07/22/2013 | Brian Latimer
    Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez, one of the seven House members working on a bipartisan immigration reform proposal, spoke before the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR‘s) immigration town hall during the organization’s annual convention, saying he believes the House has enough legislators to support a reform bill. “We found the 50 Republicans needed to pass immigration reform, now we need to get it done,” said Gutierrez. The Congressman urged Boehner to let this group of Republicans join Democrats and not insist on a majority support for reform, like he is insisting on.
  • Immigration: August Recess Ahead

    07/19/2013 6:30:35 AM PDT · by National Review · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | July 19, 2013 | National Reveiw
    The Gang of Eight’s opponents lay the groundwork for the coming air war. By Jonathan Strong Representative Steve Israel (N.Y.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has a tough job ahead: to help Democrats win back the House in 2014. So, naturally, he’s delighted that a collection of business groups, coordinating with President Obama and the Senate Gang of Eight, are targeting 100 or so House Republicans on immigration over the August recess. “We will hold Republicans accountable if they continue to obstruct progress on immigration,” he tells me, adding that the combined power of business, labor, and...
  • 9:30 AM Monday July 15 @ Washington, DC, Freedom Plaza: Blacks March to Oppose Amnesty

    07/15/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    To save jobs in the Black community, Black Americans will march against amnesty for illegal aliens on July 15 in Washington, D.C. Buses are traveling from all over the U.S., as far away as from Florida in the South and from California in the West. Amnesty opponents of all races and colors will be participating. Yet are Democrats now starting to lose the Black vote? In open rebellion against the Democrat Party's agenda, the Black American Leadership Alliance will lead a rally and march on the U.S. Capitol at 9:30 AM on Monday, July 15, marching to demonstrate at the...
  • Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Senate Immigration Bill

    06/27/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | June 27, 2013 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    The United States Senate today moved our country a big step closer to building a common sense immigration system that will allow millions of aspiring Americans to become citizens. Now it is up to the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead by allowing a majority of House members to vote on a bill with a path to citizenship. Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team face a decision that will have ramifications for a generation: Block a roadmap to citizenship vote, obstruct the will of overwhelming majorities of working people and face a generation of electoral decline—or support citizenship and...
  • McCain, House GOP headed for clash on immigration reform

    07/05/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is on a collision course with House conservatives over immigration reform. …The five-term senator has stopped short of criticizing Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) vow to move immigration reform only if a majority of House GOP lawmakers are on board. Yet, McCain made a pointed comment last weekend that suggested he would only bite his tongue for so long. “I really don’t feel it's appropriate for me to tell [Boehner] exactly how he should handle this. But I think Republicans realize the implications for the future of the Republican Party in America if we don't get this...
  • Is Marco Rubio the New Charlie Crist? [Talk right, vote left]

    07/05/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Moseley · 37 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 5, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Has Marco Rubio become the new Charlie Crist moderate Republican, angering conservatives to please GOP elites and liberal reporters? Thinking people start to wonder: Does Mexico have scandalous photographs of Marco Rubio as a young man in its back pocket? In other words, what is motivating Marco Rubio's banzai suicide charge? Now, a political movement has started to draft flamboyant former Congressman Allen West to run against Marco Rubio for US Senate in Florida in the 2016 Republican primary. Allen West gave some encouragement in a radio interview. Political leaders are pooh-poohing Allen Wes, asserting he'd have an uphill struggle...
  • Commissioner Staples Urges U.S. House to do Better Than the Senate Gang Of Eight Bill

    06/29/2013 7:20:39 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Texas Department of Agriculture ^ | June 27, 2013 | Todd Staples
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill. "In the 80’s, we had parachute pants, big hair and the 1986 amnesty law. Let us never repeat those mistakes. “Passing a law through the U.S. Senate that has no chance of passing through the U.S. House is about as useful as a plate with no food. I am pro-jobs, pro-security, pro-family and pro-legal immigration. Unfortunately, this bill is pro-status quo. “This legislation, with its flawed and unaccountable border security measures, arbitrarily small caps on visas, and a...
  • Gang of Eight’s Semi-Success, for Now

    06/28/2013 7:33:00 AM PDT · by National Review · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2013 | National Review
    Opponents are optimistic that the House will put the brakes on. By Andrew Stiles In the end, Gang of Eight members failed to secure the 70 votes they wanted for their immigration-reform bill, which passed the Senate 68 to 32 on Thursday, after months of mostly secret negotiations.
  • Writing a Lousy Immigration Bill Wasn't Enough- They HADDA Pack It with Pork, too!

    06/28/2013 3:30:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 June 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Sen Sessions: 'This bill must never become law...' As the Senate's infamous Gang of Eight aims to find 70 votes -in order to put political pressure on the House- you just knew they were going to be doing some major favors for recalcitrant Senators- expensive gifts the government will be paying for by moving balances around on it's own credit cards, like a down-and-out gambling addict. But in these times of monumental fiscal peril -what with the US government borrowing from itself + printing $80B/mo, backed by nothing- it's truly unsettling to see how well Dems and Republicans still work...
  • Limbaugh: 'Looks like doom, unavoidable doom'

    06/27/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – In the wake of a string of recent advances for Barack Obama’s left-leaning agenda, radio’s Rush Limbaugh, the top-rated voice on the political right, admitted Wednesday there appears on the surface to be little hope in rescuing America. “It all looks like doom, unavoidable doom,” Limbaugh lamented. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as the union between a man and woman to be unconstitutional. But Limbaugh pointed out that was just one of a number of leftist initiatives moving ahead at full throttle. “If amnesty happens,” he...
  • You can't win a rigged game

    06/27/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Erik Rush
    I had the opportunity very recently to have an extended conversation with a young gentleman who officially became a U.S. citizen just over a month ago. He claimed that he had always felt he “belonged here,” took the first opportunity to come to the U.S. presented to him and “never looked back.” He worked all sorts of jobs, traveled all over the country and met people from every socioeconomic sector and demographic. Coming from a country where the citizens have substantially less opportunity than in America and a more or less homogenous population, there were many things he still found...
  • In 2010, Uncle Democrat's favorite child Marco: "Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty"

    06/25/2013 9:07:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It would be easy say Marco Rubio has had a change of heart about amnesty after a careful consideration of the facts, but that would be too simplistic. The indications are that he has more likely become a careful liar about his intentions toward us. Until recently Rubio seemed like a nice young man who understood why America is so great. He was supposed to be the Republican who would bring Hispanics to conservatism (please don’t say they are there already) and build a coalition of minorities that would counterbalance African American’s socialism. Time has proved those assumptions wrong. In...

    06/24/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 21 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 24, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO: Senator Ted Cruz had some tough words for the “Gang of Eight” immigration (amnesty) bill today on the Senate floor. In debating the “border surge” amendment, which has ballooned the size of the already bloated bill to a gargantuan 1,200 pages, Cruz began by comparing the speed in which the progressive establishment in both parties is attempting to ram the bill through, to that of the passage of another unpopular bill which no one took the time to read: Obamacare

    06/24/2013 4:15:40 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 24, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Under the Gang of 8’s backroom immigration deal with Senators Schumer, Corker and Hoeven, formerly illegal immigrants who are amnestied will be eligible to work, but will not be eligible for ObamaCare. Employers who would be required to pay as much as a $3,000 penalty for most employees who receive an ObamaCare healthcare “exchange” subsidy, would not have to pay the penalty if they hire amnestied immigrants...
  • Woodward: 'Absurd' to pass unread immigration bill

    06/24/2013 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 23, 2013
    (BREITBART) — Legendary Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward criticized the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill process, and the new rush to pass the repackaged bill with the amendment. Woodward added that “when you pass complicated legislation and no one has really read the bill” then “the outcome is absurd.”
  • 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... Palin’s tweet links to a story from 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...
  • Why Immigration Reform Is The Panama Canal Treaty Redux

    06/23/2013 10:26:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Power Line ^ | June 23, 2013 | Steven Hayward
    I’m pretty sure it was my first Washington mentor, the great M. Stanton Evans, who told me—and perhaps originated—the famous story of a senior Senate aide explaining American democracy to a Russian visitor shortly after the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991. The story is probably apocryphal, but like Xenophon’s re-telling of Cyrus the Great, or Machiavelli’s subtle mis-tellings of so many stories, it contains the “effectual truth” of the matter: It’s true, we have a two-party system in America: The Evil Party, and the Stupid Party. And every once and a while the Evil Party and the Stupid Party...
  • Rand Paul to Vote Against Gang of Eight's Immigration Bill

    06/23/2013 9:36:26 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | June 23, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    National Review:Rand Paul: I’m a ‘No’ On Gang of Eight Bill Youtube:Rand Paul: I'm a 'No' on Gang of Eight Bill Rand Paul announced on Sunday that he will vote against the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill because it does not sufficiently secure the Southern border. “I’m like most conservatives in the country in that I think reform should be dependent on border security first,” Paul said, noting that he introduced a bill that was voted down that would have given Congress that power to vote on whether the border is in fact secure. “To me what really tells me...
  • Immigration reform bill: Full text

    06/22/2013 9:00:13 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2013 | Politico Staff
    Full text of S.744 at the link.
  • FIGURES. Immigration Bill Waives Criminal Activity for Illegals–But Increases Penalties for Citizens

    06/22/2013 2:30:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The new “Gang of 8″ immigration bill would waive criminal activity for illegals but would increase penalties for citizens. S.744 waives a long list of crimes for illegals. The bill waives felony document fraud and Social Security number fraud for illegal aliens. FAIR reported:
  • 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...
  • Senate Agreement to Bolster Border Security

    06/19/2013 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 118 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 19, 2013 11:41pm | Jim Avila
    Early Thursday morning, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators will announce an agreement to strengthen border security.
  • Senator McShame

    06/19/2013 4:10:51 PM PDT · by TheMantis · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/19/2013 | Robert Elliott
    Back in 2010, Republican Senator John McCain was locked in a tight primary campaign with former Republican Congressman J. D. Hayworth. Hayworth was running to McCain's right, and was really hammering the senator for his co-sponsorship of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, aka amnesty for illegal aliens...
  • Support falling in polls, Harry Reid announces rush to pass immigration bill

    06/19/2013 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 18, 2013 | BYRON YORK
    With a new poll showing falling support for the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced an accelerated schedule in which the Senate would take a final, up-or-down vote on passing the bill by the end of next week. "I’m just telling everybody that we’re going to either file cloture on this on Friday or Saturday or Sunday or Monday,” Reid said as the Senate opened its morning session. Filing for cloture means that a final vote would be held three days later. So if Reid filed for cloture on Monday, June 24,...
  • CBO Analysis Confirms: Gang of Eight (Immigration Reform) Bill Is a Disaster

    06/19/2013 4:49:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | June 18, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal today, and spinning is in full swing. The fact is, however, that the basic facts can’t be spun: the bill is a disaster. As with Obamacare, the Gang structured its bill to make it “score” artificially well from a budget perspective. They did this by delaying the newly legalized immigrants’ eligibility for most federal welfare benefits for ten years, which takes those benefits outside of the ten-year window that is scored by the CBO. But that cosmetic shift did little to conceal the plan’s baleful effects....
  • Senate Immigration Debate (Gang of Eight Bill)

    06/18/2013 7:16:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | June 18, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    Debate in the U.S. Senate on the Gang of Eight’s amnesty continues today, including on four critical amendments, one of which would require the construction of a double-layer border fence. If past is prologue, it will be defeated by a coalition of open borders Democrats and Republicans. Watch the process live on C-SPAN.
  • Is Ted Cruz Lying Low?

    06/18/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT · by National Review · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | June 18, 2013 | National Review
    He’s opposed the Gang of Eight bill, but some think not aggressively enough. By Andrew Stiles Since taking office in January, Senator Ted Cruz has earned a reputation for being one of the most unapologetically outspoken lawmakers on Capitol Hill. So much so, perhaps, that when it comes to the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, of which Cruz has been one of the strongest Republican critics, it might seem like he’s been taking it easy.
  • Senate kills Grassley’s border-security amendment — with all 4 Republican Gang of Eight members

    06/13/2013 12:27:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2013 | AllahPundit
    Grassley's amendment was dead on arrival in the Judiciary Committee and it was dead on arrival on the floor of the Senate today. Why? Because it did the one thing Republican border hawks Must Not Do as part of this grand, glorious compromise on immigration: It demanded that the border be effectively secured before any form of legalization, including first-stage probationary legalization, is granted to illegals. That would be a true enforcement “trigger” for amnesty, something that would warrant a second look at the bill. But of course, Democrats will never, ever agree to it; they have no more faith...
  • Cardinal Dolan praises immigration bill as step forward

    06/10/2013 6:48:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 125 replies
    CNA - Catholic News Agency ^ | Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm | CNA/EWTN News
    New York City, N.Y., Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stressing that immigration reform is needed to “correct injustices,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the U.S. Senate makes serious progress in efforts to balance humanitarian and security concerns. “The Senate proposal, while not perfect, goes a long way toward correcting injustices in the system,” the Archbishop of New York wrote in a June 9 column for USA Today. “Despite its shortcomings, the bill significantly improves upon the status quo and will assist millions of families.” “We look forward to continuing to work with...
  • 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...
  • A Pathway to Devastation

    06/10/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Blasted ^ | 6/10/2013 | Richard Cameron
    As I listen to the prominent voices championing Comprehensive Immigration Reform, whether they be among the politicos or the opinion makers, there is a universal theme. The theme is that we owe a path to citizenship to 12 million migrants who violated our immigration laws. It's as if amnesty is not a matter of generosity, but instead an entitlement. The illegals deserve legal status because they went to the trouble of slipping across our border and succeeded in eluding our law enforcement system. As one example of this, the Wall Street Journal reports that Richard Trumka, head of the labor...
  • Rubio: Immigration bill guarantees legalization

    06/07/2013 3:33:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that illegal immigrants will get legal status no matter what happens with border security, but said the Senate will have to stiffen enforcement in order to win the 60 votes needed to pass his bill through his chamber. “Nobody is talking here about preventing legalization. Legalization will take place,” Mr. Rubio told Univision in an interview scheduled to air Sunday. “First comes legalization, then comes this border security measure and then comes the permanent residency process. What we are talking about here is the permanent residency system,” the Florida Republican said, according to the English...