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  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • Donald Trump Just Said He'll Consider Keeping Some Major Parts of Obamacare

    11/11/2016 2:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Fortune ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | Sy Mukherjee
    He has repeatedly called the law a “disaster” and pledged full repeal. President-elect Donald Trump just announced his first big possible compromise. And it’s on, of all things, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Trump made President Obama’s health reform law one of his scariest political boogeymen during the 2016 campaign. He called it a “disaster” that’s crushing consumers with spiraling costs and fleeing insurers (the reality is considerably more complicated despite very legitimate problems with the ACA). And Congressional Republicans, who have voted to repeal Obamacare upwards of 60 times during the now-lame duck president’s tenure, have pledged...
  • Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law

    11/11/2016 12:40:58 PM PST · by Kevin C · 184 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/11/2016 | GERARD BAKER and MONICA LANGLEY
    NEW YORK—President-elect Donald Trump said that, after conferring with President Barack Obama, he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act, an indication of possible compromise after a campaign in which he pledged repeatedly to repeal the 2010 health law. In his first interview since his election earlier this week, Mr. Trump said one priority was moving “quickly” on the president’s signature health initiative, which he argued has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.” Yet, Mr. Trump also showed a willingness to preserve at least two provisions of the health law after...
  • What Every Voter Needs to Know About Ted Cruz(Video)

    03/26/2016 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Next News Network ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Gary Franchi
    The news report goes back in time documenting US history of international trade agreements starting from the time of Reagan administration who proposed a North American Common Market to current history. Fast Forward to November of 2004 when the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America is formed. Their focus is no longer trade and prosperity but security. Three private groups headed by the Council of Foreign Relations(CFR) and their respected organizations in Canada and Mexico. They claim in their own words North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces criminal and terrorist security threats, increased...
  • Scott Walker: Nominee at Brokered Convention Will Be Someone ‘Not Currently Running’

    03/24/2016 3:28:50 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 188 replies ^ | March 24, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that in the event of a contested convention, the Republican nominee will likely be someone who is "not currently running." "I think if it's an open convention, it's very likely it would be someone who's not currently running," Walker said. "I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify -- it's like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships. I think any of us who comment on this election have to qualify that almost every prediction's been off, so it's hard to predict anything," Walker added. Walker's own run...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018

    03/17/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018 Rebecca Ballhaus Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is done with politics – at least for now. The former presidential candidate and once-rising star in the Republican Party, who quit the race after losing his home state’s primary on Tuesday night, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he is not looking to remain a member of Congress. “I’m not running for re-election to the Senate,” he said. “I’m going to finish out my term here.” Florida bars candidates from running for two offices at once, and Mr....
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • Unbound Delegates Could Hold Key to Stopping Trump at Convention

    03/08/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/08/2016 | By Toby Harnden
    The ultimate result of the 2016 presidential election could yet rest on the likes of Erling “Curly” Haugland, 69, a businessman from Bismarck, North Dakota, who will be one of the 2,472 delegates to the Republican party convention in July. And he isn’t saying what he’ll do. “I wouldn’t know until the day of the first ballot [at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio] because a lot can happen between now and then,” he said. With the Republican party in uproar over the runaway primary lead of billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, the role of convention delegates could be crucial in...
  • Durbin: Gang of 8 Rubio blocked bid to protect U.S. workers, limit H-1B visas

    02/28/2016 1:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    As a member of the controversial "Gang of Eight" working up comprehensive immigration reform three years ago, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio blocked bipartisan efforts to reform the worker visa program to make sure American workers get first dibs on jobs, according to a top Senate Democrat. At a hearing on H-1B worker visas Thursday, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois said that "a junior senator from Florida" fought to kill visa changes in the legislation that would have limited the ability of firms to replace American workers with cheaper foreign labor. "In 2013, I was part of the Gang of Eight....
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • Trump faces backlash from both parties after call to bar Muslims entering US (Not Cruz)

    12/07/2015 4:54:13 PM PST · by VinL · 239 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/8/15 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslim immigration into the US, including that of tourists, was met with an immediate and massive backlash from across the political spectrum. Republican presidential candidates moved quickly to condemn their party's frontrunner, with Jeb Bush describing Trump as "unhinged" and Lindsey Graham calling on everyone seeking the presidency to denounce the plan. "Donald Trump today took xenophobia and religious bigotry to a new level," Graham told the Guardian in an interview shortly after Trump unveiled his proposal. "His comments are hurting the war effort and putting our diplomats and soldiers serving in the Middle...
  • Washington Whispers

    06/12/2013 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Blasted ^ | June 12, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    A secret meeting took place at the Washington Marriott Convention Hotel in Dupont Circle, where a coalition of big-business oriented, pro-Open Borders dedicated groups, corporations, and lobbyists gathered to discuss strategy on how to persuade and coerce if necessary, lawmakers on both sides of the Hill to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  I thought you might be interested in knowing that mostly they are talking about you. They're calling you xenophobes, racists, bigots and devising tactics to not only marginalize you, but to render you a non factor altogether, in this fight over amnesty. Blasted Fools identifies the players, one of...
  • Marco Rubio Thinks Jeb Bush Will Ultimately Come Around On Immigration

    03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Benjy Sarlin
    . . . . . . “I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.” Responding to a question from TPM, Rubio said he did not think Bush’s surprise move would make it harder to convince conservatives to accept an eventual path...
  • Marco Rubio courts Wall Street

    02/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving swiftly behind the scenes to lock down some of Wall Street’s biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race. In recent weeks, the rising GOP star and possible 2016 hopeful has quietly met with some of the most powerful GOP backers in the world of high finance. The roster includes Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CEO Henry Kravis and senior executives at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital among others. Rubio has gotten backing from big Wall Street titans before, notably hedge fund manager and...
  • Rubio: Reported Obama immigration plan ‘dead on arrival’

    02/17/2013 5:13:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday panned a reported immigration reform proposal from President Obama, saying it would be “dead on arrival” in Congress. “If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come,” said Rubio in a statement. His response followed a report in USA Today on Saturday which said the Obama administration has prepared a draft plan that includes a provision to allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. The proposal would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant”...
  • CNN Pundit Declares Rubio's Presidential Ambitions “Finished” (Satire)

    02/15/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's pause to take a drink of water during his rebuttal to President Obama's State-of-the-Union speech was declared “a possible career ender” by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “Voters may tolerate a lot from their prospective leaders,” Blitzer observed. “We've learned that diddling interns is okay. A bogus birth certificate may be worth a few snickers, but does not seem to undermine our confidence in a man's leadership capabilities. However, the jarring interruption of a high-profile speech by a moment of thirst would appear to be the type of thing that raises serious questions about fitness to serve.”...
  • NBC's Williams Predicts Rubio's Water Sip 'Just Might Live On Forever'

    02/14/2013 8:57:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio taking a sip of water during his response to the State of the Union was "the televised moment from last night that just might live on forever." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams expounded: "Well, it's one of the cruelest aspects of politics in the television age. No matter how well-crafted the content, no matter how thoughtful a person you are, it's the television moments, the superficial, purely visual moments that are often remembered forever instead. And that will certainly...

    02/15/2013 7:59:12 AM PST · by Baynative · 23 replies
    America PAC ^ | 2/15/2013 | Baynative
    This a darn good idea. I like that Rubio is hitting right back at the media.
  • Van Jones: Rubio Is ‘Dangerous’ to Democrats

    02/14/2013 4:32:26 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Cyrus Afzali
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union shows he’s a force the Democrats must reckon with, says former White House advisor Van Jones. The Florida Republican poses a “dangerous” political threat to Democrats because of his keen ability to emotionally connect with voters, Jones said.
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's “watergate” incident. MSNBC's total...
  • OMG! Marco Rubio drinks water!

    02/15/2013 10:59:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 14, 2013 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    <p>A parched Marco Rubio's awkward reach for a drink of Poland Spring water during his Republican rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night became an instant online sensation. Predictably, the video clips, jokes and Twitter hashtags that have become so familiar in such situations took the social Internet by storm.</p>
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Lincoln panel discusses immigration law issues (barf alert)

    06/03/2010 4:21:47 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 15 replies · 243+ views ^ | 6-2-2010 | JORDAN PASCALE
    About 100 people gathered Wednesday night to hear three panelists discuss racism and immigration law issues, with one panelist comparing a new Arizona law to the Jim Crow laws of the past. The panel, called "Brown Person, Show Me Your Papers," included S.A. Mora James, a Latina civil rights attorney; Norman Pflanz, an attorney for the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest; and Paul Olson, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and president of Nebraskans for Peace. James compared the stringent law in Arizona to the Jim Crow laws used against blacks. The Arizona law would make the...
  • Group trying to build momentum for immigration reform (OPEN BORDERS BARF ALERT)

    06/02/2009 10:05:54 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 13 replies · 566+ views ^ | 6-1-09 | Art Hovey
    Building a fence along the Mexican border and fighting over proposed immigration restrictions in Fremont are a lot more visible right now than any new paths to citizenship. But that didn’t stop Nebraska advocates of a more welcoming attitude from stepping forward to make their case in Lincoln and Omaha Monday. “I can’t tell you how devastating it is to me to see that fence as an American citizen,” the Rev. Chuck Bentjen said at the Lincoln launch of the National Campaign to Reform Immigration for America. Bentjen, based in Lincoln with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was one...
  • Legalizing undocumented immigrants pushed

    09/25/2008 12:42:53 PM PDT · by machogirl · 53 replies · 435+ views
    Capitol Media Services ^ | 09/24/08 | Howard Fischer
    Local and national business groups are funding a media campaign launched Wednesday in Arizona to convince voters the United States has done enough to secure the border and now needs to legalize the 12 million or more undocumented immigrants and consider allowing more foreigners into this country. The group, Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together, is going to spend “several hundred thousand dollars” on TV advertising in four states. Jim Pignatelli, president and chief executive officer of UniSource Energy Corp., the parent of Tucson Electric Power, said the time has come to move the debate along and find ways to help...
  • Illegal Immigration And The Mortgage Mess (How Illegal Immigration Fueled The Mortgage Crisis Alert)

    09/23/2008 9:21:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 327+ views ^ | 9/24/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The Mother of All Bailouts has many fathers. As panicked politicians prepare to fork over $1 trillion in taxpayer funding to rescue the financial industry, they've fingered regulation, deregulation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, greedy banks, greedy borrowers, greedy short-sellers and minority home ownership mau-mauers (can't call 'em greedy, that would be racist) for blame. But there's one giant paternal elephant in the room that has slipped notice: how illegal immigration, crime-enabling banks and open-borders Bush policies fueled the mortgage crisis. It's no coincidence that most of the areas hardest...
  • (Undocumented) Man admits raping "completely helpless" woman

    09/15/2008 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 346+ views ^ | 09.15.08 | KIBRET MARKOS
    A Fairview man admitted in court today that he raped a drunken woman last year after she got off a bus and passed out on the sidewalk.  Martin Cana-Chocoj, 26, said he had several drinks himself but was sober enough to know what he was doing on Sept. 11, 2007, when he carried the 29-year-old woman into a dark alley behind a bank on Fairview Avenue in Fairview.    He said he sexually assaulted her as his friend stood lookout.  Answering questions from defense attorney Jaclyn Medina and Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor David Calviello, Chocoj said the woman did not resist...
  • Border Agents Who Shot Smuggler Denied Appeal (Ramos & Compean)

    09/12/2008 6:00:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 895 replies · 4,116+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | staff
    EL PASO, Texas — Two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up have been denied a request for a new hearing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the request by Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean on Wednesday. The same court upheld the men's convictions in July. No reason was given for the Wednesday's denial. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while he was fleeing from an abandoned marijuana load in 2005....
  • Deported Mexicans face shattered lives

    08/24/2008 6:35:17 PM PDT · by businessprofessor · 59 replies · 1,466+ views
    Associated press via MSNBC ^ | Sun., Aug. 24, 2008 | The Associated Press
    TIJUANA, Mexico - The towering black gate opens silently to an alley with walls of corrugated metal. Scrawled in large white letters on one wall is: "The End." For those deported from the United States, the words are an unnecessary reminder. Nearly every hour of the day, guards unlock this gate that leads back into Mexico, clicking open the padlocks hung on each side, in each nation.
  • McCain Defends Trade Pact - NAFTA

    06/21/2008 5:25:01 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 21st, 2008 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    OTTAWA -- Sen. John McCain traveled to Canada on Friday to offer a vigorous defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as his campaign sought to portray rival Sen. Barack Obama as inconsistent on free trade. "For all the successes of NAFTA, we have to defend it without equivocation in political debate because it is critical to the future of so many Canadian and American workers and businesses," McCain told a crowd of several hundred at the Economic Club of Canada. "Demanding unilateral changes and threatening to abrogate an agreement that has increased trade and prosperity is nothing more...
  • The Kerik Indictment, Guiliani And The GOP (Conservative Base: No To Cronyism And Open Borders)

    11/08/2007 6:02:20 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 239+ views
    Michelle ^ | 11/08/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    We are all fallen, imperfect beings. The news of the federal indictment of Bernie Kerik is a sad moment, a cautionary tale, and an object lesson. Sad, because Kerik rose from the child of a prostitute to “America’s cop”–and this nation loves such tales of success. Cautionary, because it speaks to the fallibility of anointed heroes and the temptations of power. An object lesson, because it highlights the flaws and vulnerabilities of GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani’s on the issues of corruption and immigration enforcement. Here’s what I wrote back in December 2004 when Kerik was forced to withdraw from consideration...
  • Grijalva Wilderness Corridor For Illegals Proposed

    08/29/2007 9:18:05 PM PDT · by yorkie · 72 replies · 1,374+ views
    Outraged Patriots Blog ^ | August 29, 2007
    You're not going to believe this. Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced two bills that could be used to create a virtual free passage highway for illegals and drug smugglers as a fast track into the United States. Rep. Grijalva is Chairman of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee. The first bill is the Tumacacori Highland Wilderness Act of 2007 that creates a new Forest Service Wilderness Area in Arizona on the border with Mexico. This bill, HR 3287, creates a new wilderness area exactly where a major illegal traffic area already exists....
  • Bush put on spot: Where's the fence?

    08/23/2007 3:58:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 93 replies · 1,858+ views ^ | August 23, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    With only a small fraction of the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico complete, California congressman and Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter is warning President Bush the construction mandated by the Secure Fence Act is falling drastically behind schedule. "Unless construction is promptly accelerated," Hunter wrote in a letter to Bush, "deadlines for the completion of fencing will not be met." Hunter's letter was written Monday to be delivered to the White House during the Security and Prosperity Partnership third annual summit that concluded Tuesday in Montebello, Quebec. His criticism that the Bush administration is making no significant progress...
  • Speaking Of Sanctuary, Where's Ours? (Mark Steyn: Illegal Alien Protection Politics Alert)

    08/19/2007 6:16:09 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 2,013+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 08/19/2007 | Mark Steyn
    One could, I suppose, regard this as one of those unforeseen incremental consequences that happens in the darkest shadows of society. But that doesn't extend to Newark's official status as an illegal-immigrant "sanctuary city." Like Los Angeles, New York and untold others, Newark has formally erased the distinction between U.S. citizens and the armies of the undocumented. This is the active collusion by multiple cities and states in the subversion of U.S. sovereignty. In Newark, N.J., it means an illegal-immigrant child rapist is free to murder on a Saturday night. In Somerville, Mass., it means two deaf girls are raped...
  • Border Patrol Agents Send Newark A Letter (MUST READ Alert)

    08/15/2007 6:35:39 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 42 replies · 1,485+ views
    Debbie ^ | 08/15/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    Border Patrol agents have directed my attention to a letter their union, the National Border Patrol Council, sent to the City of Newark: August 10th 2007 Dear City of Newark If your city officials had reported Mr. Carranza as an illegal alien to DHS while he was in your jail for raping children, the three young people murdered by Mr. Carranza would be alive. Other sanctuary cities pay heed, because it is only a matter of time until it happens to someone in your town. Jose Carranza, Illegal Alien Mass Murderer Several promising lives snuffed out in an instant by...
  • U.S., Mexico Sign Customs Treaty

    08/14/2007 11:57:48 AM PDT · by yorkie · 33 replies · 823+ views
    Forbes ^ | August 14, 2007 | Paul Kiernan
    Mexican and U.S. customs officials signed an agreement Monday aimed at fighting contraband and terrorism while streamlining trade across the border. The agreement sets up four working groups to encourage cooperation between agencies on both sides of the border, which sees more than $320 billion in trade cross each year, said Mexico Customs Administrator Juan Jose Bravo. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Ralph Basham said the agreement represents a mutual desire of the United States and Mexico to protect their people and economies. Basham said the relationship with Mexico is crucial to the U.S. customs and border patrol agency's...
  • Immigration And Independence Day (Americans Still Celebrate The American Nation Alert)

    07/04/2007 1:02:17 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 449+ views ^ | 07/04/2007 | Jacob Laskin
    It is among the odder ironies of modern political life that the Fourth of July, a holiday set aside to celebrate American exceptionalism, has become an occasion to proclaim multicultural pieties. For a vivid demonstration of this tendency, look no further than the habit of our high-minded commentators to lecture every Independence Day that “we are a nation of immigrants.” In in its most extreme incarnation, this claim holds not only that America has been “a nation of immigrants from its very inception” – an observation equal parts true and misleading – but that any reflection on the American character...
  • Fallout's Just Begun from Immigration Bill's Failure (Wall Street Journal Post Mortem)

    06/30/2007 2:34:23 PM PDT · by hardback · 146 replies · 3,409+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/29/07 | John Harwood
    Democrats won both houses of Congress in the 2006 elections in part by arguing that Republicans were incompetent to govern. On immigration, they enjoyed a comparatively united party and cooperation from a Republican White House. More than any other factor, heat from the right killed the bill. But voters elect congressional majorities to solve problems, and Democratic incumbents can expect to pay some price every time they fail. But that fallout almost certainly will pale alongside the damage to future Republican presidential candidates. Hispanics represent the fastest-growing chunk of the U.S. electorate. Their choices help drive the rising swing states...
  • Immigration Bill Fragments To Get Third Chance (This Is like Freddy Kruger, Folks Alert)

    06/29/2007 1:22:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 219 replies · 3,989+ views
    Debbie ^ | 06/29/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    As Mark Twain might say, reports of the Immigration Bill's death have been highly exaggerated. The bill might have been killed for the second time, but today's Wall Street Journal reports that at least three key parts of it may still have life (one of which, the Dream Act, I've previously written about). Yes, it's like Freddy Kruger. The bill never completely dies. These, too, must be killed: It ain't over 'til it's over.
  • We Did It: Amnesty Bill Goes Down (High Fives From The Man Who Runs America Alert)

    06/28/2007 4:12:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 2,441+ views
    Rush | 06/28/2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: 46 to 53, and it is over. We have some audio sound bites from the debate that happened on the floor of the Senate this morning. It's truly astounding, and I want to you hear these sound bites. Here's what's going to happen next. Just a little prediction here, and I told you, we went out on a limb yesterday and predicted to you this thing would go down in flames. There were 18, as I counted, 18 switch votes, and, by the way, I want to tell you one thing, everybody is going to try to portray this...
  • Undeniably Amnesty (The Senate Amnesty Pig Is Still An Amnesty Pig Alert)

    06/26/2007 1:56:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | 06/26/2007 | Matthew Spalding
    Everyone—from President Bush to his critics to Ted Kennedy—is dead set against "amnesty," and yet the word overshadows all else in the immigration debate. Despite its proponents' claims to the contrary, amnesty is the cornerstone of the Senate's immigration bill. Indeed, this legislation, with its many provisions, guarantees one thing only: that a population of individuals defined solely on the basis of their illegal status will receive legal status and a privileged path to permanent residency and citizenship. Everything else in the bill—border security, worker verification, the temporary worker plan, a new merit-based immigration system—would be contingent on future political...
  • Texas governor clears way for NAFTA superhighway

    06/22/2007 2:10:04 AM PDT · by Man50D · 156 replies · 2,062+ views ^ | June 22, 2007
    The path has been cleared for the state of Texas to begin building the new Trans-Texas Corridor, a project that is designed to be four football fields wide, along Interstate 35 from Mexico to the Oklahoma border, according to a new report from WND columnist Jerome Corsi, the author of "The Late Great USA." Perry's latest veto was of a plan to add a number of requirements to the Texas eminent-domain procedures, under which governments can grab and use private property. But, Corsi reported, Steven Anderson of the Institute for Justice's Castle Coalition, objected. He said Perry's action "left every...
  • Immigration Has A New Flag (Mouse That Squeaked Parody From Barbara Simpson Alert)

    06/17/2007 10:49:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 838+ views ^ | 06/18/2007 | Barbara Simpson
    We're in the middle of a domestic immigration war, and it's a classic. The blind are leading the blind. The selectively deaf are leading the selectively deaf. Their enemy is the electorate. They march onto the Washington congressional battlefield with the banner of their leader, George W. Bush, flapping in the wind. The coat of arms is golden yellow, emblazoned with a cross on the shield, supported by two bold figures – a fruitcake and a skunk – all on a field of mockingbirds.Golden yellow is for cowardice in the face of pressure groups – everything from big business and...
  • Outrage! Mel Martinez Condemns U.S In Latin America (Debbie Schlussel Open Borders RINO Alert)

    06/15/2007 11:40:49 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 71 replies · 2,544+ views
    Now, he's really gone too far. Republican Party Chairman and Florida U.S. Senator Mel Martinez needs to get out of politics before he single-handedly (well, actually with the help of President George W. Bush and other Senators like Jon Kyl) destroys the Republican Party forever. Today's Wall Street Journal Washington Wire reports that--despite the GOP's jilted lover stalking of the Hispanic vote (including such tactics as the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill)--more Hispanics than ever identify themselves as Democrats rather than Republicans. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that they identify 51% to 21% as Democrats to Republicans. But, instead...
  • Bush Disqualified From Border Debate (You Have No Credibility Left, Mr. President Alert)

    06/10/2007 11:16:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 06/11/2007 | Joseph Farah
    President Bush insists if we just shut up, blindly listen to him and support his so-called "comprehensive immigration reform plan," we can solve the problem "once and for all." I have a better idea. Since Bush has, for nearly seven years, deliberately, consciously and overtly refused to uphold his sworn constitutional duty to execute and administer the duly enacted border and immigration laws already on the books, he should be disqualified from participating in any further negotiations regarding new border and immigration laws. Doesn't that make sense? Why would we turn to a scofflaw president, one who, out of some...
  • Mark Steyn: A lame joke becomes reality

    06/10/2007 5:45:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 71 replies · 3,446+ views
    OC Register ^ | 10 june 07 | Mark Steyn
    I don't know whether this sham of an immigration bill is dead or just resting "in the shadows" like a fine upstanding member of the Vampiric-American community About five years or so back, I started making references in columns to "fine upstanding members of the Undocumented-American community." But from the lame Steyn joke of yesteryear to the reality of tomorrow is a mere hop and a skip. A few days ago, Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, declared: "This week we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12...
  • Drop the N-Word Already

    05/29/2007 6:55:47 AM PDT · by ruination · 22 replies · 1,221+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 29, 2007 | Heather Mac Donald
    To observe the sentimental fantasy and ruthless political calculation that fuels the Bush administration's immigration plans, one need only turn to Michael Gerson’s most recent Washington Post column. Former Bush speechwriter Gerson was a powerful voice in the White House, especially on the matter of injecting faith into policymaking; his May 25 column provides a window into how the administration deals with facts. Gerson accuses opponents of the Senate’s recent amnesty proposal of a nativist fear of illegal immigrants. Such a fear, he argues, will hurt the Republican party’s electoral chances and miss an opportunity to make the country even...
  • Senate Immigration Bill Is A Sell-Out, Not Reform (Phyllis Schlafly Hammers Mexico Welfare Act Alert

    05/25/2007 9:30:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 1,388+ views ^ | 05/26/2007 | Phyllis Schafly
    The immigration reform bill recently announced in the U.S. Senate should be titled the Act to Destroy the Republican Party because it pits President George W. Bush against the majority of the Republican Party that elected him. When Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., appeared as the centerpiece of the photo-op announcing it, that told the grass roots all they needed to know about the politics of the deal trumpeted as bipartisan. The Bush administration has been tone deaf about how offensive some find the words "comprehensive" and "compromise." The American people want border security that they can see with their own...