Skip to comments.Council on Foreign Relations backs amnesty for illegals, opposes Arpaio-style raids
Posted on 07/09/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT by FromLori
The uber-establishment Council on Foreign Relations said Wednesday it favors granting legal status to many of the roughly 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., creating a guest worker program for low-skilled foreign workers to come and work in the U.S and opposes local police getting to conduct immigration raids.
The CFR issued an immigration policy report Wednesday that looks to lift caps on foreign university students in the U.S. and allow skilled foreign graduates to get more work visas. The international policy group also wants to create legal paths to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S.
The CFR also said local police should not take lead roles in immigration enforcements and workplace raids. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas have been conducting immigration raids and prosecutions against businesses hiring illegal immigrants, as well as drop-houses used by smugglers trafficking illegal immigrants into Arizona from Mexico.
The CFR report does not specifically mention Arpaio but the Valleys sheriff is the most notable local enforcer of immigration laws in the U.S.
The CFRs recommendations on guest workers and amnesty mirror plans to be pushed in Congress this year by President Barack Obama. Arizona State university professor Raul H. Yzaguirre and former Florida governor Jeb Bush served on the CFR task force that wrote the recommendations.
The group also wants the U.S. to tweek or ease some post 9/11 security measures that have discouraged immigration and foreign tourism into the U.S. and want the U.S. government to develop new technologies to secure border areas, verify workers employment status and enforce immigration laws.
The New York-based CFR is a heavyweight international policy group whose members includes powerful politicians, CEOs and university presidents as well as multinational corporations, media firms and private equity firms.
The Councils corporate members include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Chevron, ExxonMobil Corp., Rothschild North America Inc., News Corp., General Electric, KBR Inc., Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Co., Soros Fund Management and Google Inc.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, former Arizona governor Bruce Babbitt, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Thunderbird School of Global Management president Angel Cabrera are Arizonans that are CFR members.
Other notable CFR members include:
Former U.S. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, James Baker and Madeline Albright.
Former U.S. Treasury secretaries Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin.
Financier George Soros and JP Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon.
Former Federal Reserve Bank chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker.
Former presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and former vice president Dick Cheney.
Media notables such as NBCs Tom Brokaw, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, Newsweek International editor and CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria and New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Punch Sulzberger.
It’s easy for the elites to wax poetic about kissing up to illegals, they don’t suffer the consequences of the illegals’ invasion.
However, whe a member of their family is raped and murdered or run over by a drunk illegal their tune will change.
“...former Florida governor Jeb Bush served on the CFR task force that wrote the recommendations.”
The apple doesn’t fall far from the family tree.
The most polite response I can muster is that this is a domestic matter, not requiring such a fine degree of nuance as unelected, unwelcome CFR “members” may provide, They’re welcome to ply their very old trade elsewhere.
These elites should muster up enough integrity to just advocate full open borders now. That’s what they’re working toward incrementally, and open borders is the only thing the policies they advocate can lead to.
No surprise here. These people see American sovereignty as merely an inconvenience.
I'd love to see about 75 illegals move into the house next door to Bush 41's new home in Dallas. It looks like Jeb Bush could use the same wake up call as well.
“A foolish idea held by thousands is still a foolish idea.”
— Ancient Chinese Proverb
People from Idaho did something similar when the animal-rights groups made a huge stink about them rounding up and killing jackrabbits.
What they did is the next year they loaded them all up into a cattle-truck style semi-trailer (modified to hold five or six levels) and then trucked them all down to CA where the guy leading the animal-rights group’s home was. Then they got the guy to come out and unloaded the truck right there on his [upscale] lawn by hitting the sides of the trailer a couple times and opening the back doors.
Needless to say, Idaho hasn’t gotten much flak for “mass-killings” of jackrabbits since.
CFR: the Council of F*$#@ng Retards
“The uber-establishment Council on Foreign Relations said Wednesday it favors granting legal status to many of the roughly 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., creating a guest worker program for low-skilled foreign workers to come and work in the U.S and opposes local police getting to conduct immigration raids.”
Well, that would make them WRONG. The American people have spoken on this issue, loud and long. These pinhead elitists need to be reminded of that...
Burn up the phones, faxes and emails to ALL your elected representatives. Let them know that our borders need to be secured, illegals need to rounded up and sent packing, and those who facilitate their crimes need to be prosecuted.
It’s time to take back the country. Sheriff Joe has the right idea.
NO MORE BUSHES!
All you wetbacks come on in and don’t forget to vote dim. Your new government will protect you.
It’s no accident that Jeb and the CFR are pushing this right after McCain met with Obama on immigration reform.
I’ve decided that the open border republicans really don’t believe illegals will ever vote for them. That’s just the line they feed us in hopes that enough of us will buy it to vote for them.
The reality is that they just plan of becoming ever more democrat and getting the liberal alien vote that way.
The CFR has always been a hotbed of anti-American elitists.
The CFR pretty much is a proponent of anything that will weaken America.
Notable CFR members: Rick Warren, Erin Burnett (CNBC), Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, etc.
I bet this will be really popular, what with the 10% unemployment rate and the total unemployment around 15% or more.
Who do these guys think they are kidding?
To think the best candidate the Republican Party could put forth as their leader was McAmnesty.
Next election we need to select a few issues such as cap and trade and amnesty.Then circulate via internet what a**hole members of congress voted for these bills so we can vote them out of office.
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