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McCain, Napolitano Hint at Joint Benchmarks for Immigration Reform Talks (HURL ALERT)
ABC News ^
| Devin Dwyer
Posted on 02/17/2011 6:36:40 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Arizona Sen. John McCain and his Republican colleagues have long said they will only join Democrats on a comprehensive immigration reform deal if and when the southwest border is secured.
Now McCain says he wants to develop a mutually-agreeable set of benchmarks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for what level of security is sufficient and how to determine when that goal has been met.
We have to agree on certain criteria on what is successful securing of our border, McCain said today during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. I think it would be very helpful to all of us if you could lay out what is necessary, what assets need to be devoted and what statistics could show us that the border is being secured, and at that time I think we could move forward with comprehensive immigration reform.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; aliens; amnesty; anyexcusewilldo; bho44; bohica; dnc4mccain; illegals; immigration; juanmccain; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainstrikesagain; mccaintruthfile; rino
Letting the Dems decide...what a surprise.
To: kabar; pissant; stephenjohnbanker; donna; UCFRoadWarrior; calcowgirl; indylindy; Kimberly GG; ...
I think it would be very helpful to all of us if you could lay out what is necessary, what assets need to be devoted and what statistics could show us that the border is being secured, and at that time I think we could move forward with comprehensive immigration reform.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:38:18 PM PST
(Live Free or Die)
To: HiJinx; gubamyster; bcsco
posted on 02/17/2011 6:38:45 PM PST
(Live Free or Die)
This piece of crap is going to be responsible for losses in 2012.
We don’t want CIR and we don’t need CIR.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:39:24 PM PST
Now we see why many of us were so critical of Palin for campaigning for this POS.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:40:33 PM PST
(Obama is a turd)
Have her put it in writing. A deal stopper with any Socialist.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:41:52 PM PST
("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
Oh pleeeezzzzzz. I wouldn’t buy a new or used car from these thugs.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:42:09 PM PST
(Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; rabscuttle385
McCain, the true rat.......
posted on 02/17/2011 6:44:55 PM PST
( !/ ~*coincidences usually aren't *~\!)
What will they call it? The Big Sis-McCrazy Amnesty Bill?
posted on 02/17/2011 6:46:45 PM PST
To: rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; AuntB
Let's just hope McCain keeps saying the border isn't secure. Fortunately this Boehner/Tea Party House of Rep isn't touching Amnesty.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:48:40 PM PST
("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
We all know that is the plan. The Dems will declare that the border is secure and that they are cracking down on illegal immigration. McCain, Graham, and some other RINOs will then sign on to CIR. Obama needs a win on immigration before the 2012 election. He has a real problem now because despite have overwhelming majorities in Congress, he failed to deliver.
I am very concerned that the RINOs and Obama will cook up a deal on immigration. The Reps will use the Rovian logic that they are preempting a Dem issue by doing it. And the Hispanic vote will go to the Reps.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:50:20 PM PST
Man, don’t you wish this guy was our president?
posted on 02/17/2011 6:50:29 PM PST
(Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
We all knew that McRat would go the GW-Jeb South-Of-The-Border route after he was reelected
Don’t bet against McRat encouraging Nappy and helping her to run for Kyle’s Senate seat in Arizona
posted on 02/17/2011 6:54:09 PM PST
(. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda II . . .)
Now McCain says he wants to develop a mutually-agreeable set of benchmarks Now? He ALWAYS has wanted this. Mutually agreeable, just sickening. Mutually agreeable with the left.
posted on 02/17/2011 6:55:31 PM PST
McCain is back to his old tricks and it sure didn’t take long.
He ran to the right of Barry Goldwater. It was a total lie and now we have to endure another six years of his noxious ass unless he dies.
To: Cicero; devolve
The “Nappy-Cane Mutiny” ?
posted on 02/17/2011 6:58:33 PM PST
( !/ ~*coincidences usually aren't *~\!)
If people in power had been half as diligent in securing the borders as they are in trying to facilitate open borders and cheap labor and cheap votes while pulling the wool over the public’s eye, we would not have had the problem in the first place.
No, McCain’s been on the dark side for a long time now. He may as well put a D behind his name and be done with it.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:00:23 PM PST
( !/ ~*coincidences usually aren't *~\!)
I have a benchmark - miles of fence versus miles of the border.
To: Henry Hnyellar
Get the illegals out of MY country . Bring home the troops and shut down the borders. To hell with McAmnesty!!
posted on 02/17/2011 7:09:11 PM PST
Juan use to say “when the border state governors certify that the border is secure”. But NOW he says there must be a mutually agreeable set of benchmarks with DHS and Big Sis.
Why the change. Oh yea, now we have different governors of Arizona and New Mexico whose standards for certifying the border as being secure might be much higher than their predecessors: Bill Richardson and the already mentioned Big Sis.
This is just more disingenuous maneuvering and head faking by the lying weasel Juan McCain. Typically pathetic.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:15:39 PM PST
He and palin, were on the same bench mark bs, two years ago, damn losers.
If they bring on amnesty, I say we go Egypt on these bastards.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:48:23 PM PST
(Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
Reform is not needed, John. Enforcement is.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:55:28 PM PST
(social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..
posted on 02/17/2011 9:00:14 PM PST
(What new decade?)
And, McVain sells America out again.
What a surprise.
posted on 02/17/2011 9:22:48 PM PST
(Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
i’m convinced that he was brainwashed by the communists in Nam!
He’s working to destroy this nation one small step at a time!
posted on 02/17/2011 9:27:50 PM PST
I always loved that graphic. It defines McCain to a “T”.
The election is over, and he’s gone back to his mavericky ways.
Durn it...but I’m not surprised.
posted on 02/18/2011 12:07:47 AM PST
("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to figure out which one is McCain, which one is Napalitano and which it the other one!
posted on 02/18/2011 7:06:36 AM PST
(Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
Former Arizona Gov Janet Napolitano and Arizona Sen McCain should explain our tax dollars financing of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and the Border Infrastructure Project implemented in collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies.
FROM THE ARIZONA-MEXICO COMMISSION WEB SITE http://www.azmc.org/
Welcome to the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) online news and information resource. The Arizona-Mexico Commission is Arizona's premiere cross-border organization.
We are a mission-driven non-profit organization chaired by Arizona's governor, Janet Napolitano. Our mission is to improve the economic well being and quality of life for residents of Arizona by promoting a strong, cooperative relationship with Mexico and Latin America through advocacy, trade, networking and information.
Looking for funding?
Look no further and check out AMC-ASUs new funding database: Unlocking the gates to grant sponsorship in Arizona!
Visitwww.azgates.org to find funding and grant application resources online. The single information source on Arizona's Border Infrastructure Projects!
Visit www.azbip.org to find streamlined information on infrastructure projects in Arizona's border communities.
LINK State of Arizona Border Infrastructure Project http://www.bip.arizona.edu/
"The Border Infrastructure Project database is the single source of information on Arizonas border infrastructure projects. It tracks each projects progress along its approval, programming and funding paths and provides the information in a concise and timely way. I hope this is a valuable tool for you and that you will use it often." - Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano
The University of Arizona Office of Economic and Policy Analysis developed the Border Infrastructure Project concept in partnership with the Arizona-Mexico Commission. It is being implemented in collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies. Border communities and stakeholders will be engaged in this project through outreach efforts.
posted on 02/18/2011 7:30:19 AM PST
(A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
posted on 02/18/2011 8:43:46 AM PST
(Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
McLame, give it a rest.
We don’t want your hordes of illegals made legal.
We want them gone !!
posted on 02/18/2011 11:16:08 AM PST
McRat, that’s him alright! Lol.
posted on 02/18/2011 6:34:09 PM PST
( _/~*coincidences usually aren't *~\_)
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