Skip to comments.Fred Barnes: Immigration Reform Is Starting to Roll
Posted on 04/25/2013 4:08:12 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Sen. Lindsey Graham predicts 70 votes for the 'Gang of Eight' bill with Marco Rubio on board.
It is rare in Washington for the trend lines on a controversial issue to come together as favorably as they have for immigration reform.
Public support is roughly around 70%, according to various polls, with Gallup having it at 72%. Senate Republicans blocked an overhaul of immigration laws in 2007 but now a substantial bloc of Republicans, alarmed by the GOP's shrunken share of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election, are eager to enact "comprehensive" reform legislation.
For their part, Hispanic groups recognize that this is an opportune moment for achieving their goal of citizenship for illegal immigrants in America. They are willing to accept legislation with a protracted timetablea minimum of 13 yearsbefore citizenship can be attained.
And two backers of immigration reform have emerged as key players since Congress took up the issue last week with hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee. One is President Obama. In February, the leak of a White House billincluding provisions that would be anathema to Republicansthreatened to upset the pro-reform coalition. Since then, the president has promised to stay out of the congressional deliberations.
The other is Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. His role is as critical as the president's, but for a different reason. Mr. Obama can stymie legislation, but Mr. Rubio's leadership is essential to passing immigration reform in the first place. This is why Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, longtime advocates of reform, recruited him and created the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" with four Republicans and four Democrats........
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DON'T DO IT. Last warning.
AND, the PUBICS are STILL NOT going to get the 'beaner' vote!!!
Should be DOPe Party
Be sure to read the rest, I can only guess at why immature and amateurish Rubio was recruited, outmaneuvered, then 'bought'.
Once this happens, you’ll never see a conservative elected anywhere IMHO.
NY POST EXCERPT--- Mexican cartels dispatch agents deep inside US - spread into non-border states
CHICAGO (AP) Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping- and-extortion rackets and money laundering.
Some cartels even have Mexican operatives fill out job applications before being dispatched to the US, Riley added.
In Mexico, the cartels are known for a staggering number of killings more than 50,000, according to one tally. Beheadings are sometimes a signature. So far, cartels don't appear to be directly responsible for large numbers of slayings in the United States, though the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 22 killings and five kidnappings in Texas at the hands of Mexican cartels from 2010 through mid- 2011. Still, police worry that increased cartel activity could fuel heightened violence.--SNIP--
In Chicago, the police commander who oversees narcotics investigations, James O'Grady, said street-gang disputes over turf account for most of the city's uptick in murders last year, when slayings topped 500 for the first time since 2008.
Although the cartels aren't dictating the territorial wars, they are the source of drugs. Riley's assessment is stark: He argues that the cartels should be seen as an underlying cause of Chicago's disturbingly high murder rate. "They are the puppeteers," he said. "Maybe the shooter didn't know and maybe the victim didn't know that. But if you follow it down the line, the cartels are ultimately responsible."
They don’t give two sh*ts about what we have to say about it. Most GOPe senaturds will be long gone once that 13-year timeframe is up. La Raza’s money and influence own this bunch.
On this and Obamacare, we are screwed. Big time.
Graphic courtesy of auntb.
Won’t make it past the filibuster.
I hear the violins tuning on the far end of the GOPe and if they aren’t careful the whole country.
Sorry, I was hoping what happened last week in Boston will stop them headlong on this dash, any thinking person would have slowed down and ask questions, but today I feel more pessimistic.
GOP commits suicide.
Time for a 3rd party, folks.
Sure.. Call your senaturds if it’ll make you feel “involved,” but face it... those assholes are bought and paid for.
GOP commits suicide.
Time for a 3rd party, folks.
Stuff happens in politics.
Fred wrote this nonsense? Time to retire!
If you believe polls then 85+% supported Obama's gun control legislation. That died. This will die too.
Two months ago it was gay marriage, last month it was gun control, and this month, amnesty. What will it be next month?
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