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Skip to comments.Stunning facts about the proposed immigration bill
Posted on 04/08/2006 9:32:07 PM PDT by JustPiper
Mr. President, I thank Senator Leahy, ranking member on the Judiciary Committee.
I have received just this afternoon in my office some disturbing news in the form of correspondence from the Congressional Budget Office. It suggests a number of areas where the amendment we are talking about here today, No. 3424, the immigration so-called compromise, violates our budget and the rules of the Senate.
Let me read from the correspondence we have received. This is something, as you know, Mr. President, as a member of the Judiciary Committee, that we never discussed at all. It is not a matter we spent any time at all discussing as we moved forward with legislation which ultimately cleared that committee and came to the floor legislation which I thought was not good legislation and which I opposed, and so did the Senator from Texas, who just relinquished the Chair. We didn't discuss the financial impact of the legislation before us.
Stand Up For America !
We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...
And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
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my husband had an illegal driver busted yesterday at a refinery.
Tell him thank you! What a good citizen!
I 'think' theft?
I would say the more commerce you can conduct at a store that isn't sympathetic to their cause..larger known stores
I like to see frozen turkey's fly ;)
That is the exact opposite of what it should be. The police should be free to enforce laws and the local politicians should be under federal control.
This is a place where, if you're in the right political clique, you can do whatever you like. They paid heed to Tom Hayden's words back in the old SDS days, to "work within the system."
Those are just are a few thoughts triggered by your commentary. Otherwise, how're you doing this fine Spring evening?
In a March 22, 2005 ruling, in Muehler v Mena, in unanimous decision from a Court known for its 5-4 splits, the United States Supreme Court essentially said that asking about immigration status during a lawful police contact (or, by implication, any lawful contact) was as fundamental a question as asking for name, address and date of birth. Indeed, the Court made clear that no predicate "independent reasonable cause' need exist to inquire into immigration status. It is the Law of the Land.
Calling a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals faulty, the Supreme Court held that mere police questioning [regarding ones immigration status] does not constitute a seizure. The Court continued its landmark ruling on this issue by stating that the officers did not need reasonable suspicion to ask Mena for her name, date of birth, or immigration status....
If there were even a hint that merely asking about immigration status is discriminatory (as claimed by proponents of the proposed Ordinance), then you might expect to have had at least one dissenter in that decision: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Justice Ginsberg was general counsel of the ACLU from 1973 to 1980 and sat on its National Board of Directors from 1974 to 1980. Justice Ginsberg's joining the entire court in this decision speaks volumes about its judicial wisdom and legal common sense.
Congress expressly intended for local law enforcement to act in cases in which officers have reason to believe that an individual is in the country illegally, even though immigration law enforcement is not their primary responsibility. In 1996, Congress passed and President Clinton signed legislation that protects individual officers who act to enforce federal immigration laws, even if their departments have non-cooperation policies.
The there are two problems here:
#1 The entire Republican Party for decades has been steadily moving to the left; witness the number of RINOS in the party. Say one thing and do another...or are simply outright liberal and make no bones about it! More and more of those these days.
#2 Conservatives have become a vocal minority. Is that the same thing I said in #1? Well, anyway.
Come to the Super WalMart with me. They have frozen turkeys. It's the only store I go to other than the grocery store up here. I might go to the City Newstand in Loveland and get a couple of cigars. No horsin' around in there though. It's the only place I can get tobacco without a loan.
Thanks but I don't think any of those places have what I'm looking for. The sites I plan to buy from have been bookmarked for months. ; )
Post #4... sigh... unbelievable (*along with some others)
True. Can't argue with any of that.
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