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  • Lindsey Graham Expects Trump To Sign Bigger Amnesty Package Than Even Jeb Wanted [VIDEO]

    01/16/2018 12:55:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:52 PM 01/16/2018 | PETER HASSON
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he expects President Trump to sign legislation granting a pathway to citizenship for almost 11 million illegal immigrants. Addressing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, Graham said his plan is for Congress to address immigration in two legislative packages, the second of which would include a massive amnesty deal. Phase one would grant a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought here as children, who were previously covered under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and would include moderate increases in border security. Phase...
  • Immigration Reform Congress *Should* Send to Trump

    01/16/2018 1:57:46 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    President Trump either incautiously or brilliantly said during his opening negotiating session with Congressional leaders that he would sign whatever immigration agreement they brought to him. There has been plenty of hand-wringing over that statement from those supporting Trump based on his promises to build the wall and control immigration. And of course since then, there has been the meeting where Trump might have said a bad word, or might not have. So that was a big deal over maybe something else, or maybe not something. Just in case, CNN said it 195 times in one day. Media in 2018....
  • Flashback: That Time Schumer Said It Was Insane To Shut Down The Government Over Immigration Reform

    01/15/2018 11:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    This week, the government will run out of money on Friday, January 19. Once the clock strikes midnight, the government could be shut down, unless a deal over immigration is hashed out this week. Earlier this month, there was some hope. President Trump met with congressional leaders from both parties and allowed the cameras to capture the negotiation process for an extended period of time. There seemed to be consensus over border security and DACA recipients. How to move forward on the policy angle remained to be seen. Yes, there was an ulterior motive with that as well; Trump wanted...
  • Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

    01/15/2018 1:31:32 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/2018
    Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages? Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually." Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually. Kennedy next stated,...
  • 'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

    01/12/2018 10:24:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 110 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    OSLO - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti or African nations. The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita, was last year named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas. “On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks,” tweeted Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway’s Conservative Party in a municipality...
  • (Update) Jeff Flake Backs Up Durbin - Says Trump Did Say Sh*thole

    01/12/2018 8:53:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 158 replies
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 12, 2018
    We have an update on the previous thread, which I'll link below. Trump denied saying "sh*thole" in the meeting, Dick Durbin came out and said Trump said it: “In the course of his comments, [President Trump] said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Sen. Dick Durbin says of “sh*thole countries” comments. “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” http://cbsn.ws/2mngMu4 Of course, he then dramatized it to the extreme: "The most disheartening thing to me is, my belief that, that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White...
  • Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

    01/12/2018 6:52:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 January 2018
    US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “s---hole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr. Trump has tweeted that “this was not the language” he used in a meeting about immigration. He wrote that the language he used was “tough, but this was not the language used”. The Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal...
  • President Trump Backs House Immigration Reform Bill

    01/11/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by House Atreides · 56 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | January 10, 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump has effectively endorsed the House GOP’s immigration reform bill, just one day after he invited Democrats and Republicans from both the House and Senate to negotiate a deal.. ...“The vast majority of Republicans in the House can vote for this — it is common sense stuff, and is what President Trump campaigned on and won on,” Rosemary Jenks, policy director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform told Breitbart before the Trump announcement. She added: There are things in this bill that I don’t like, but the balance overall is pro-American. Trump needs to get on board...
  • Time's Up for 'Temporary' Alien Protection

    01/09/2018 9:30:25 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Seventeen years after granting "temporary protected status" to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a deadline: Get right with the law or go home. As if we haven't shown enough generosity to these provisional guests in our home, the Department of Homeland Security gave the Salvadorans until September 2019 to get their affairs in order. But the usual suspects in the permanent Gang of Amnesty -- identity-politics Democrats, Big Business Republicans, anti-rule of...
  • President's proposals to change legal immigration.....

    08/07/2017 4:31:14 PM PDT · by Postman · 10 replies
    So far, the open borders activists are winning by 52.45%, opposing both proposals. His vote will matter and he pays attention to polls such as these. Please go to the site and vote to support both proposals. Thanks!
  • Poll: Trump-backed immigration bill draws significant support

    08/10/2017 7:50:28 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 8 replies
    Americans generally favor a more selective legal immigration system that would reward those who speak English and those who bring desired skills to the U.S., according to a new poll released Wednesday that could boost the new immigration bill President Trump is backing. The Morning Consult/Politico poll found 62 percent support for giving would-be immigrants who can speak English a leg up, and found 61 percent support for creating a point-based system to select new employer-based immigrants. Some 54 percent also said they want the government to weigh an immigrant’s need for taxpayer assistance in deciding whether to admit someone....
  • Common Sense Uncommon in Washington

    08/08/2017 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    "Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence." -- Dictionary.com's definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called "common sense" can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing senseless policies and funding programs that don't work. Immigration is a perfect example. Everyone says the system is broken. There have been no substantive policy changes since the '60s, but until last week few had put forth a sensible and credible plan for fixing what ails it. Thanks to Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), we now have...
  • Marco Rubio: Trump's immigration bill is 'not going to pass' the Senate

    08/07/2017 5:53:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., thinks a new bill implementing a merit-based point system for foreigners seeking legal permanent status will never pass the Senate, even though it has President Trump's backing. "That bill's not going to pass," told CBS 4 in an interview Sunday. "I think the White House knows that you don't have 60 votes for that in the Senate."
  • Immigration reform would rebuild the American working class

    08/07/2017 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    Is it outlandish to say that the welfare of Americans should come before the welfare of potential immigrants in the actions of the American government? No. Of course not. It is reasonable, rational and what almost every other country does without all the name-calling we get from the progressive left in this country.
  • Trump’s immigration bill seeks to ‘Make America White Again’ — and English-only

    08/06/2017 8:47:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 03, 2017 | Fabiola Santiago
    Under President Donald Trump’s immigration bill, today’s Miami wouldn’t exist. A vibrant metropolis heralded as a showcase for what refugees and immigrants from all over the Americas can achieve isn’t good enough for his idyllic USA (with an exclamation point).
  • GOP Senators Hope to Sneak Amnesty into Trump’s Popular Immigration Reforms

    03/22/2017 9:46:50 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Business advocates who want to import more foreign consumers and more foreign workers are developing plans to counter President Donald Trump’s popular call for a merit-based immigration reform. The emerging strategy is to pair offers of minor concessions to Americans and Trump with demands for giveaways to business, including a bigger supply of low-wage workers and welfare-funded consumers. The immigration “pairing” strategy is being pushed by the industry-backed Business Policy Council, in cooperation with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis.
  • Donald Trump Calls for Huge ‘Merit Based’ Immigration Reform

    03/01/2017 9:35:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump called for a huge overhaul of the nation’s immigration rules to reduce the huge inflow of low-skill, welfare-dependent immigrants, but perhaps also to increase the inflow of productivity-boosting white-collar immigrants. In his Feb. 28 speech to the joint session of Congress, he declared: Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens...
  • Are We Refugeed Out Yet?

    03/01/2017 9:37:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Don’t call it a ban. Call it common sense immigration reform. Because that is exactly what it is. We have the statistics. We know what works. All we need to do is start putting America first. There are more Iraqis living in the United States than there are in some major cities in Iraq. 156,000 Iraqi refugees have entered this country in just the last decade. 30,000 of those have ended up in California. In Obama’s first year in office, the United States resettled three-quarters of Iraqi refugees. 71% of Iraqi refugees are receiving cash assistance. 82% are on Medicaid...
  • Obama Admin Deported Less Than One Percent of Visa Overstays

    05/06/2016 1:31:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2016 | Adam Credo
    Nearly half a million individuals overstayed visas in 2015, fewer than 2,500 deportedThe Obama administration deported less than one percent of the nearly half a million foreign nationals who illegally overstayed their visas in 2015, according to new statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security.Of the 482,781 aliens who were recorded to have overstayed temporary U.S. visas in fiscal year 2015, just 2,456 were successfully deported from the United States during the same period, according to DHS’s figures, which amounts to a deportation rate of around 0.5 percent.The sinking rate of deportations by the Obama administration is drawing criticism...
  • Hillary; We’ve Done ‘Really Good Job Securing the Border'

    03/17/2016 6:18:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 3-17-2016 | Josh Feldman
    Hillary Clinton said in an interview with an Arizona radio station earlier today that border security isn’t as big an issue as Republicans have made it out to be. She spoke with KTAR about her beliefs on immigration and pushing for comprehensive reform in Congress, saying that she has a “long track record” on these issues. On the question of border security, Clinton said, “I think we’ve done a really good job securing the border. I think that those who say we haven’t are not paying attention to everything that was done the last 15 years under President Bush and...