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  • Will Republican Push Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections?

    04/19/2014 10:35:15 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I wish I knew what was in the water that the Republican leadership is drinking so we can administer a counteragent. Democrats are floundering as more and more people start realizing the true cost of ObamaCare, not to mention the out of control spending of Washington. Across the county, progressive liberal programs are being attacked and rolled back, such as Common Core. Despite the mainstream media constantly shielding Obama and actively participating in his lies, a majority of Americans believe that he lies on important issues. With all these things lining up in the Republicans' favor, you would think they...
  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 4:34:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Solving the illegal immigration problem should not be hard. No one knows how many foreign nationals are residing illegally in the United States -- estimates range from 11 million to 20 million. But everyone understands that it is an untenable situation that must be addressed. The two extreme positions of the Left and Right probably have little public support -- on the one hand, blanket amnesties and open borders, and on the other, deportation of all foreign nationals who reside here without legal authorization. Polls show that most Americans want something in between. Close the border. Allow entry only to...
  • 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...
  • Pelosi:Passing Immigration Reform is More Important Than Democrats' Winning in November

    03/28/2014 5:25:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 27, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Full Title:Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform is More Important Than Democrats' Success at the Polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Passing comprehensive immigration reform is more important than Democrats' success at the polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. A number of Republicans and other conservative voices have accused Pelosi and the Democrats of using the immigration reform issue as a political crutch, suggesting the Democrats would rather keep the issue alive for campaign purposes than actually pass a bill. But Pelosi on Thursday rejected that notion outright, and she didn't mince words. "I believe,...
  • We should send many large ships to Cuba every day and offer U.S. citizenship to every...

    03/01/2014 3:00:20 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 27, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog We should send many large ships to Cuba every day and offer U.S. citizenship to every anti-Communuist in Cuba We would have to offer bribes to the Cuban police and military guards, but by U.S. standards, it wouldn’t be expensive: a handful of U.S. currency, bottles of booze, toilet paper, chocolate bars, and pornographic magazines should be enough to get the job done. This would make the police and guards look forward to the arrival of these ships, instead of trying to stop them.After a few months, Castro wouldn’t have anyone to rule over, because everyone...
  • Chamber of Commerce, Big Business to Boehner: 'Failure to Act' on Amnesty 'Not an Option'

    02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Chamber of Commerce and 635 big businesses, including Facebook, sent a letter on Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urging "legislative action to seize this opportunity to fix our dysfunctional immigration system by enacting meaningful immigration reforms this year." Saying they are encouraged by the House GOP leadership's "immigration principles" that they consider "guideposts," the business organizations wrote that they are "united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system." They also pressed for amnesty by writing about the need to respect "family unity.""Done properly, reform...
  • Chuck Schumer Wants Immigration Compromise - Pass Law Now, Enact In 2017

    02/10/2014 3:38:11 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 22 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/14 | LD Jackson
    There are some things that just beg to be written about and discussed. Chuck Schumer's idea of compromise on immigration reform is shouting loudly from the rooftops for that recognition.If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you will know I am openly derisive of the Democrats when they start talking about how conservatives need to compromise. Their past actions have shown me how untrustworthy they are. Their idea of compromise is usually conservatives giving over everything we believe in and they give over nothing. Scoff all you want, but that's how it usually works with them....
  • Immigration Reform Takes Center Stage For GOP

    01/30/2014 3:33:18 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/30/14 | LD Jackson
    There is a lot that has been said about immigration reform. Some advocates of performing a massive overhaul of our immigration system will tell you the system is broken. They will insist something needs to be, has to be done. It is true that we have problems in how the immigration system is working, but those problems stem from an unwillingness of our government to enforce our immigration laws in the first place. This unwillingness is much more prominent in the Obama administration, with his specific orders to refrain from many deportations. The President's excuse is that it is simply the...
  • Texas executes Mexican national despite opposition

    01/22/2014 8:09:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/22/2014 | Becky Bratu
    The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for Texas to put the inmate to death Wednesday night. The Mexican government had called on Texas to halt the execution, saying that the death penalty in this case would violate international treaties. Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to delay Tamayo's execution, saying it "could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries." The State Department reiterated that position Tuesday.
  • Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead...
  • 100% Increase in Previously-Deported Sex Offenders Illegally Returning from Mexico

    01/18/2014 2:32:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/18/2014 | BRANDON DARBY
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is reporting that one sector of the U.S./Mexico border has seen a 100% increase in the number of illegal aliens, previously deported for criminal sexual offenses, apprehended while attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. The comparison is between Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014.The Del Rio Border Patrol sector, one of nine in total that exist along the U.S./Mexico border, is one of the less active sectors, and the CBP did not release information from the more active sectors. The sector, however, has seen eight previously-deported sex offenders in Fiscal Year 2014...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Amnesty Supporters ‘Don’t Care’ About American Workers (Video)

    01/08/2014 12:14:32 PM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-08-2014 | John Urban
    On Meet the Press Sunday, CNBC host Jim Cramer said that those pushing amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens simply don't care about American workers. Cramer stunned the political establishment by saying out loud what the elites and their donors want to censor -- that amnesty would destroy our workers and hurt our economy. By John Urban | Top Right NewsCramer, a lifelong Democrat, was responding to Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling's assertion that "immigration reform" would fix the nation's job problems, hitting the Democrat party in particular, but making a much larger point. "David, don't you find it interesting that...
  • Chamber to 'pull out all the stops' to pass immigration reform in 2014 (Chamber of Amnesty)

    01/08/2014 6:54:40 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/8/14 | Dan Merica and Kevin Bohn
    The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce vowed Wednesday that 2014 will be the year his organization pulls "out all of the stops" to pass immigration reform, pledging that the Chamber will turn the 2014 midterm elections "into a motivation for change." "We're determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted," Donohue said at his 2014 State of American Business address. "The Chamber will pull out all the stops – through grassroots lobbying, communications, politics and partnerships with unions, faith organization, law enforcement and other – to get it done." Donohue refuted the idea that...
  • Border Bishops Call for Immigration Reform, Reuniting of Famileis

    11/26/2013 12:45:35 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    .woai.com ^ | November 26th 2013 | Kevin Haraldson
    The bishops of several dioceses in the southwestern US and Mexico today released a strongly worded open letter which stresses the need for immigration reform, and a program which will reunite families divided by illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports. "We border bishops believe that what it happening to the immigrant family in the United States is an offense against God and human conscience," San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in releasing the pastoral letter, called 'Family Beyond Borders.' The letter says that not only is immigration reform the moral course of action, it says it is a 'misperception' that...
  • Most Americans back path to citizenship for immigrants

    11/25/2013 6:48:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- As an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws stalls in the Republican House, most Americans support a cornerstone of the proposed changes -- a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally, according to new polling released Monday. Support for the citizenship route has held steady at 63% throughout 2013 -- rising slightly among Republicans and dipping among political independents, according to the report from the Public Religion Research Institute. [Updated, 4:25 p.m. PST Nov. 25: Information from a Brookings Religion, Values and Immigration Reform Survey was also incuded.] Earlier this year, the Senate approved a...
  • Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear’

    11/23/2013 5:42:14 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place. In one instance, a woman made a claim of asylum and three months later was apprehended at a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than $1 million in cocaine, according to a memo obtained by the committee that says criminal gangs are exploiting holes in the...
  • Latino group targets $20M to oust GOP: ‘We know who we’re going after’

    10/28/2013 11:15:34 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills. The Latino Victory Project is a new political committee — akin to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund — that’s poised to spend big to oust those in Congress with a large Hispanic constituency but who oppose the immigration policy overhaul that’s being pushed by Democrats, the Los Angeles Times reported. Leaders of the group met just recently with a few dozen of their key...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • Sisters Hit and Killed by Illegal Alien Who Then Heads For Carwash To Erase Evidence

    10/24/2013 1:49:18 PM PDT · by Main Street · 65 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | October 24, 2013 | Kevin Lake
    Two little girls, step sisters, were playing in a pile of leaves in their yard when, from seemingly out of nowhere, a vehicle came careening through, hitting and killing them both. The vehicle then fled as quickly as it had come. The two little girls were 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. The driver of the vehicle who ran them down and stopped their lives tragically short was 18 year old Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an immigrant in the U.S. illegally. Garcia-Cisneros’ boyfriend, Mario Echeverria, also 18, was in the vehicle at the time of the murder, and he suggested the...
  • Exclusive: Obama Inspires GOP Congressman to Drop Immigration Reform

    10/21/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP Congressman no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama's winner-take-all approach to governance. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has changed his mind and now opposes any efforts to grant amnesty to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles. "The President has proven over the last few weeks that ‘negotiating’ means conservatives must give in and that it's his...
  • House Leaders Must Shut Back Door To Comprehensive Immigration Bill

    09/22/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Sep 2013 | Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) & Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    The Gang of Eight immigration bill is a 1,200-page legislative monstrosity. Senators had roughly 72 hours to read the final version of this massive and complex bill before the votes began. Like with Obamacare, the Senate was supposed to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it. But while lawmakers and the public were left in the dark, the White House strategists and special interest allies who crafted the bill knew exactly what it contained: immediate amnesty, weakened enforcement, and unending illegal immigration. The House has said that it will not take up the Senate bill....
  • Boehner challenger Eric Gurr posts video on immigration reform.

    A short two minute video explaining his position on immigration reform and why it's such a bad idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV-20FQnbNA&feature=youtu.be
  • Wife Discovers Hubby Not Saudi After 18 Years

    09/11/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    A Saudi woman who married a man thinking he was Saudi discovered he is Yemeni 18 years after their marriage. Jawahir said the man proposed to her 18 years ago and she accepted him as a husband after he produced false documents showing he was a Saudi citizen. When their two sons and one daughter went to the secondary school, they were asked to bring their father’s national identity number. “Only then I found that the man with whom I spent 18 years as a wife was not Saudi. I discovered that he had used a fake ID when he...
  • Rally for America 09/07/2013 West Chester Ohio

    09/05/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT · by Tom54 · 3 replies
    immigrationohio.org ^ | 09-05-2013 | Tom54
    Rally for America, against immigration reform,09-07-2013, West Chester, OH, 2pm (Boehner's home turf).
  • U.S. Rep.Ted Poe is Right on this (Lib rag defends former border hawk)

    08/25/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 25,2013 | editorial
    With comprehensive immigration reform stymied by a cadre of hard-core Republicans who spurn reform if it involves a path to citizenship for the undocumented among us, it's refreshing to find at least one Republican House member whose views aren't irrevocably congealed.
  • Sebelius: Pass Immigration Bill to Boost Obamacare Enrollment

    08/23/2013 7:10:22 AM PDT · by JeffAdams_MI · 23 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Asked Thursday if the Affordable Care Act will help "undocumented individuals," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no -- and that's why immigration reform is so important: "Well, the (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace. That has been limited, which is, frankly, why -- another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform," Sebelius told a gathering of Latinos in Philadelphia.
  • Texas AG Abbott: "Congress Must Act on Immigration Reform" (Ruling-Class Alert)

    08/17/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT · by magna carta · 41 replies
    Ramparts 360 ^ | August 15,2013 | Sibyl West
    Texas Attorney General and candidate for Governor Greg Abbott tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that Congress must find a way to pass an immigration reform package because the current system is causing huge problems for states like Texas. - See more at: http://ramparts360.com/texas-ag-abbott-congress-must-act-on-immigration-reform/#sthash.QXg8kpVA.dpuf
  • 13 Year Old Gang-Raped by Illegals… Tell Me Again How Border Security is Not the Issue

    07/23/2013 10:01:16 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 12 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/23/2013 | Dean Garrison
    I am beyond angry. As a father of five girls I can not digest the horror of what I just read. I can not help but be angry at our Senators who had to hastily pass this immigration bill, that they did not have time to read, and neglect the major issue of securing the borders. I heard the fences labeled as too expensive or simply called “stupid.” Yet many of these same despicable men and women dare use another tragedy to continually push a gun control agenda. All I can say is that you are going to take the...
  • Bill O'Reilly, the Republicans Kevorkian?

    07/18/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT · by Common Constitutionalist
    the Common Constitutionalist ^ | 07-16-13 | the Common Constitutionalist
    Like Pope Benedict XVI before him, Pope Francis has decreed a plenary indulgence for the millions of pilgrims attending World Youth Day, a biennial international event planned for July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also extending it to those who can not make the pilgrimage in person, but participate closely through social media, including Twitter. Those seeking an indulgence must meet other usual conditions, including going to confession, receiving the Eucharist and praying for the intentions of the pope. Headlines announcing the news have ranged from “How to save your soul: in 140 characters or less” in...
  • Hispanics to Marco, Forget It, Amigo

    07/09/2013 10:44:29 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 38 replies
    http://spectator.org/ ^ | 7.9.13 | Larry Thornberry
    <p>By Larry Thornberry on 7.9.13 @ 1:30PM After going to the wall for “comprehensive immigration reform,” at least partly so that more voters with Spanish last names would consider Republicans cuddly and vote for them, Marco Rubio got a glimpse Monday at his payoff for this demonstration of ethnic solidarity.</p>
  • RNC Chair: 'Broad Consensus' in GOP Want 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

    06/29/2013 7:00:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    A day after the Senate passed its immigration bill, RNC Chair Reince Priebus claimed there was "broad consensus" in the Republican party for "comprehensive immigration reform.""We need comprehensive immigration reform," Priebus told CNN's Peter Hamby on Friday. "I don't think we can continue to drift along with this mess of immigration laws that we have. And a mess that in many regards has been the results of our government not even enforcing the laws that are in place. There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are in this position, but I think it's about time that...
  • The Simulacrum of Self-Government [Mark Steyn]

    06/29/2013 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/28/2013 | Mark Steyn
    We might as well put the Constitution out of its misery. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — just another day in a constitutional republic of limited government by citizen representatives: First thing in the morning, Gregory Roseman, Deputy Director of Acquisitions (whatever that means), became the second IRS official to take the Fifth Amendment, after he was questioned about awarding the largest contract in IRS history, totaling some half a billion dollars, to his close friend Braulio Castillo, who qualified under a federal “set aside” program favoring disadvantaged groups — in this case, disabled veterans. For the purposes of federal contracting,...
  • Obama Calls Marco Rubio to Congratulate Him on Immigration Reform

    06/29/2013 9:52:55 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 Jun 2013 | Breitbart News
    On Friday, President Obama took time out from his trip to Africa to call members of Senate's so-called "Gang of Eight," including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), to congratulate them on the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate on Thursday in a 68-32 vote.
  • Real Immigration Reform

    06/29/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Steve Deace
    For months now I have written extensively in numerous national publications about the treacherous legislation that is the “scamnesty” bill that will pass out of the U.S. Senate this week. When you have a “gang” writing legislation you get gangster government just like this. All of the people -- and by all I mean all -- claiming to be conservative who are either still advocating scamnesty or defending those that are fall into one of four categories: 1) Woefully uninformed to the point that they should no longer criticize anyone else for being a low information voter, and should perhaps...
  • Immigration Reform Meets Obamacare - $5,000 Penalty To Hire Citizens

    06/28/2013 4:34:50 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/28/13 | LD Jackson
    This is one of those many instances when we realize how dangerous (and stupid) big government really is. If there is one thing we can almost always depend on, it is that any legislation that is passed by Congress and signed into law by the President will have unintended consequences. Many times, legislation is used for purposes for which it was not intended. Immigration reform meeting Obamacare fits that description nicely. It is also a good example of what happens when the people we vote into Congress fail or refuse to do their jobs. Would it be too much to...
  • Whip List for Immigration legislation

    06/24/2013 7:13:23 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 6-24-13 | Erik Erickson
    I’m being a bit more cautious and including a few who, like the co-sponsors of the Corker plan, will probably vote for the immigration bill, but should be called anyway. Call them and tell them to oppose the Corker amendment (yes, tell Bob Corker) and to oppose the immigration legislation.
  • Obama Talks Immigration [immigration reform to reduce deficit 1 trillion]

    06/22/2013 11:08:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    KWTX Television ^ | June 22, 2013
    WASHINGTON (June 22, 2013)--President Barack Obama Saturday was trumpeting a report that says a Senate immigration overhaul would reduce the deficit by almost $1 trillion over two decades. He said the time for excuses has passed.
  • Candidate Rubio: ‘Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty’

    06/22/2013 6:44:21 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 40 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 22, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    If we are to believe candidate Marco Rubio’s comments during an Oct. 24, 2010 debate, it seems the Florida senator’s views on immigration reform have ‘evolved’ quite a bit since taking office. 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. "First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It's what they call it," Rubio said. "And the reality of it is this: This has...
  • Farm Bill Defeat Signals Trouble for Immigration Reform

    06/21/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Heritage.Org ^ | June 21, 2013 | Rob Bluey
    Members of Congress are listening to you. Yesterday the U.S. House rejected a nearly trillion-dollar food stamp and farm bill — an important victory for taxpayers and a stinging rebuke for the Washington establishment. Sixty-two Republicans bucked their own party to vote against the bloated bill. Coupled with a large bloc of Democrats who wanted more spending on food stamps, the bipartisan opposition was enough to sink the measure. It’s unclear if or when House leaders will bring the bill back to the floor for a vote. Remember, there are no permanent victories in Washington. But this is one for...
  • Senate RINOs listen up! Latinos DO NOT favor immigration bill. Here's how to really win their votes.

    06/20/2013 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Javeth · 6 replies
    Throughout the immigration bill debate, the liberal MSM and ringleaders of the RINO Senators, esp. Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and John McCain, have all tried to drive the claim that the GOP and conservatives must surrender to amnesty and still more mass immigration since that would increase Latinos voting Republican. This has basically been taken as an assumption and even part of the GOP establishment has lapped it up, but is it true? The answer is, absolutely not! Assuming that Latinos would vote GOP just because of capitulation on the immigration bill is a pathetic political miscalculation and a wrong...
  • 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.
  • Immigration Reform Mob Protest Kris Kobach

    06/19/2013 4:54:37 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 33 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/19/13 | LD Jackson
    Imagine, if you will, that you are a public official in the state you live in. As an elected official, you are responsible for carrying out the duties of your office, as best you see fit. If your constituents, ie. the people who elected you, have a problem with the way you conduct their business, they have recourse. They can recall you in another election, or they can simply vote someone else in to fill your position. In other words, they can fire you. They also have the right to protest your actions in a number of various and very...
  • Rand Paul Immigration Amendment Aims to Prevent Voter Fraud

    06/18/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Preventing voter fraud is the aim of an amendment to the immigration bill offered Monday by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Rand Paul Immigration Amendment Aims to Prevent Voter Fraud The New American 18 June 2013 On Monday, June 17, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky., shown) once again stepped into the breach and tried to compensate for the failure of his colleagues to affect common sense, constitutional immigration reform. Paul's latest effort came in the form of the "Secure the Vote" amendment to the immigration bill currently pending before the Senate. The amendment offered by Paul protects the sanctity of the...
  • Dana Rohrabacher warns John Boehner on speakership

    06/18/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/18/13 7:27 AM EDT | REBECCA ELLIOTT
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says Speaker John Boehner should be ousted if he rams through an immigration bill without majority Republican support. “If Speaker Boehner moves forward and permits this to come to a vote even though the majority of the Republicans in the House—and that’s if they do—oppose whatever it is that’s coming to a vote, he should be removed as Speaker,” Rohrabacher said on World Net Daily radio on Monday. Rohrabacher was responding to Boehner’s assertion that immigration reform is at the top of his legislative agenda and his suggestion in an interview with ABC last week in...
  • Blocking Immigration Reform Would Be GOP Death Spiral, So Says Lindsey Graham

    06/17/2013 4:48:33 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 60 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/17/13 | LD Jackson
    I'll be the first to admit I have not followed the current attempt to pass immigration reform as closely as I should. I have focused on other issues and between that and me having a real life, immigration reform has been on the back burner for me. Not that it isn't important, but other things have taken precedent. That doesn't mean I am not aware that the powers that be in both parties are trying to force a bad bill down our throats. I almost feel sorry for Marco Rubio. I am certain he started off with good intentions. He...
  • Employers Are Not Immigration Officers

    06/17/2013 4:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Immigration reform is notoriously contentious. Yet it's hard to find anyone who doesn't think employers should be barred from hiring illegal immigrants — and sharply penalized if they do so. When President Obama last week endorsed what he called the "common-sense, bipartisan" immigration package now before the Senate, he praised it for getting tough on "shady employers" who "knowingly hire undocumented workers." The White House website devotes an entire page to workplace enforcement of immigration restrictions. It leads off with the president's call for "cracking down more forcefully" on companies that employ undocumented aliens, and boasts that his administration has...
  • Sen. Landrieu Says S. Dakota Borders Canada While Calling Border Fence 'Dumb'

    06/13/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe. Landrieu, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, was trying to undermine the amendment Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered. In doing so, she tried to argue Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was more qualified to talk about border issues than Thune because McCain represents Arizona. “A smart fence, which is what Senator McCain and I want to build--since he’s from Arizona, I think he...
  • Republican Kelly Ayotte backs Senate immigration reform bill

    06/11/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT · by Javeth · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 09, 2013 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>WASHINGTON—Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a conservative Republican, announced her support Sunday for a bipartisan immigration overhaul plan, lending momentum to the comprehensive measure being debated in the Senate.</p>
  • Kelly Ayotte’s Amnesty Folly

    06/10/2013 8:38:13 PM PDT · by Javeth · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2013 | The Editors
    Announcing her support for the Gang of Eight immigration bill on Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) called it a “thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem.” Thoughtful is one thing her support for that bill is not. In an op-ed published on her website, Ayotte shows no sign of knowing what the main objections of the bill’s critics are, much less of having grappled with them. Advertisement Ayotte says that the status quo amounts to a “de facto amnesty” because so many illegal immigrants live here. It follows, then, that the bill she supports would...
  • A Graphic That Puts Pro-Amnesty Politicians on Notice...

    06/10/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    John Hawkins at Right Wing News passed along this idea for a graphic that can be grabbed and put on a persons Facebook wall. Congress needs to know that while Obama is no longer accountable (as if he ever was, LOL) they are and will be if they don't do the right thing on immigration reform.