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Former Bush AG Gonzales chides Republicans on immigration
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-08

Posted on 05/08/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales chided fellow Republicans on immigration, urging them to work toward comprehensive immigration reform.

Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet, and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

"My recommendation not just to the Republican Party but also the Democratic Party is that this country, our federal leaders need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Gonzales said Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program. "Their failure, and it is a failure, has led to state governments taking action by passing state laws and we are going to have a patchwork network, of state laws governing immigration."

President George W. Bush sought a comprehensive immigration reform bill during his time in office, when Gonzales was attorney general, that would have given illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. But conservatives in Congress balked at the proposal, which the administration was forced to eventually withdraw.

Gonzales said it was especially important to provide a federal solution to immigration, in part because of the disparate laws emerging on the state level.

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1 posted on 05/08/2011 5:14:33 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

“immigration reform” = open borders


2 posted on 05/08/2011 5:16:20 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Another in the long line of mistakes jorge made.


3 posted on 05/08/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: bcsco; Liz; calcowgirl; AuntB; SandRat; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; indylindy; ...

4 posted on 05/08/2011 5:17:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: wardaddy

ping


5 posted on 05/08/2011 5:20:41 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: rabscuttle385

Exactly what is comprehensive about amnesty? I guess they’re looking for a comprehensive amnesty.


6 posted on 05/08/2011 5:22:12 PM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: andyk

Amnesty? NO “F”ing way!


7 posted on 05/08/2011 5:25:05 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: rabscuttle385

To me, comprehensive immigration reform should start with the premises that 1) significant and rapid demographic shifts are destabilizing for any nation, 2) immigration should not favor one voting block over another, and most definitely shouldn’t be designed with the intent of gaining future voters, 3) a significant portion of immigration should be targeted to those individuals that bring specific skills to the nation and to those who are most likely going to be self-sustaining, 4) immigration should be targeted to those who want to ‘be Americans’ and assimilate into American culture (I don’t mean ‘lose’ their own cultural roots. I mean actually love America, feel lucky to be here, and want to contribute to the nation). I know it’s hard to write these things definitively into legislative language, but any immigration reform should address all of these, as a start.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 5:27:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: andyk

“comprehensive” is code for “Don’t read the details. It’s too comprehensive.”


9 posted on 05/08/2011 5:29:06 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: rabscuttle385

That loathesome little worm let Ramos and Campeon rot in prison. His only goal is amnesty so 12-20 million Mexicans can stay and erode whats left of the country. I voted for Bush twice but he didn’t do us any favors. He left us with open borders and the DHS; an unholy entity that will have to be dismantled at some point. The sooner the better.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 5:29:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385
There are NO disparate laws emerging at the state level. In fact, they are all remarkably the same ~ first they copy the existing federal laws which simply aren't being enforced, then they direct the cops to check in cases where origin is in doubt.

Gonzales likes his cheap lawnboys and cheaper bedwarmers ~ so many of these Hispanic upper class types are regular old slave runner types.

Someone check on that guys bona fides to see if we can have him shipped out first.

11 posted on 05/08/2011 5:30:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes Mr. G we need to follow Mexico’s Immigration LAW...

http://www.mexperience.com/store/previewfiles/1/Mexico-Immigration-Guide-2011-PREVIEW.pdf


12 posted on 05/08/2011 5:33:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Alberto, STFU, and tell your ex-boss to do the same.


13 posted on 05/08/2011 5:36:36 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: rabscuttle385

There is no reason for illegal aliens from China, Latin America, Europe, or Africa, be given a pass on defying our legal system.

I believe that Americans should not favor the nations from which their ancestors originated or from which they themselves emigrated. That said, there doesn’t exist much that I hate - except for the ethnic-form of jingoism.

More than any other ethnic group, we’re seeing that from the amorphous group labeled “Hispanic”.

People who commit a crime, such as illegal entry, and continue to commit crimes such as identity theft or forging documents, are not people we want as citizens. Why? Because they will go on committing crimes.

The U.S. shall not grant amnesty to people who defy its laws, period.


14 posted on 05/08/2011 5:36:48 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: rabscuttle385
Comprehensive Immigration Reform =

DNC voter registration card.

American Citizenship.

Welfare.

Food Stamps.

Full School Tuition.

New Home.

Car, Gas and Insurance.

Future Invite and Red Carpet Welcome guaranteed for Mom and Dad, Brothers and Sisters, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Friends of the Family and People from the Neighborhood.

Preferential Job Training and Placement.

Super Bowl Tickets (may be exchanged for season soccer tickets).

White House VIP tour hosted by the President along with dinner prepared by the First Lady.

Welcome, Amigos!

15 posted on 05/08/2011 5:37:39 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: rabscuttle385

speedy gonzalez not too swift eh?


16 posted on 05/08/2011 5:39:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Who cares what this putz has to say?


17 posted on 05/08/2011 5:40:54 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: org.whodat

immigration reform, why? Just why the heck we need to do that.


18 posted on 05/08/2011 5:41:06 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: org.whodat

“Another in the long line of mistakes jorge made.”

...and to think, a bunch of you guys wanted Daniels for president. Anyone who worked close to Bush-43 (other than Cheney) should be considered radioactive, as far as I’m concerned.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 5:41:49 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: JPG

Canada must be awfully jealous of all the perks that Mexicans get just for waltzing in.


20 posted on 05/08/2011 5:42:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: richardtavor

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2716355/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2716460/posts

I think in military terms it is called a ‘surge’.


21 posted on 05/08/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: rabscuttle385

My recommendation is that any specific immigration change that is not worth passing on its own is not worth including in a comprehensive reform. Putting twelve different types of manure into one bill doesn’t make it turn into skittles and a pony for everyone.


22 posted on 05/08/2011 5:47:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just when you hoped you had heard the last of the Bushes.

Hey, Al, feel free to move to Meh-hee-coh is you don’t like the way we do things here. We can do without your lectures.

And take your patron, Jorge, with you.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 5:53:06 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385
President George W. Bush sought a comprehensive immigration reform

Spit*

24 posted on 05/08/2011 5:57:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BobL
The only thing Daniels has ever done is to get Jane Fonda to move into his state. That is what those sign along the interstate mean when it says we have the looses slot in the country.
25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:14:42 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rabscuttle385
What the hell does "Reform" mean? Open the borders? Ignore the law? Amnesty?

Not no, but HELL NO! Do it at your peril, GOP. I have never, repeat never, voted for a Democrat in any election at any level.

Let "Immigration Reform" pass and I will NEVER vote GOP again. Not a threat, a solemn promise.

26 posted on 05/08/2011 6:28:08 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

I’d like to “chide” this gonzales fellow for not emigrating to mexico, the country he loves.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 6:36:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: rabscuttle385

FU traitor... you love mexico al... fu al... move there.

LLS


28 posted on 05/08/2011 6:45:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: rabscuttle385
>> Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet <<

Alberto Gonzales, ah yes, you're the guy who resigned in disgrace as Attorney General after BOTH parties said you were a lying weasel and your tenure was a total failure. And yet you're lecturing OTHER people about failure??

29 posted on 05/08/2011 6:46:31 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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30 posted on 05/08/2011 6:47:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rabscuttle385

We don’t need immigration reform. We need our immigration laws enforced.

Gonzales is just another in a long line of latino activists for whom ethnicity trumps all (well, THEIR ethnicity, anyway).


31 posted on 05/08/2011 6:49:02 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Another Obama voter like Colin Powell? Why is America obligated to allow itself to turn into a very Hispanic nation? Why are we obligated to allow some states to go Hispanic majority such as California, Arizona, Texas. There are 24 south of the border Latin nations where the Spanish and Hispanic cultures can fully express themselves and strive for success on their own terms. Why can't there be one very European nation in this hemisphere? Wait a second, Canada is and has no mass invasion from Latin America. Maybe they are no good racists up there. 

Hispanics are so big on their Hispanic culture. Well I prefer the European cultures that have dominated the United States. English, Irish, Italian, Scottish, Polish, German, Czech, Jewish etc. Unfortunately the open borders traitors in Washington DC have sold out traditional European derived America. So now anything goes. In the last 40 years our legal immigration has been 85% from the third world. This is due to the Immigration Act of 1965. This is not even counting illegal immigration

32 posted on 05/08/2011 6:56:52 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: rabscuttle385; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”....and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

That cynical proposal was made by none other than Sen Grahamnesty on a Sunday news show intended to kill the whole idea.

The US constitution doesn't make children of illegals US citizens, the government does that. We DONT give US citizenship to children of diplomats and we don't have to give it to illegals.

Grahamnesty threw out that constitutional amendment idea that he knew had NO chance of success so he could whip up the liberal pro-amnesty forces with it. He is one politician I despise. He really is on the other side.

33 posted on 05/08/2011 7:36:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385

We are up against the sumbitches from both sides of the isle doing their utmost to destroy this country by allowing the worlds dumbasses/demorats into our country.There will come a time when we and our children will all pay dearly for this.


34 posted on 05/08/2011 8:39:03 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: montag813
Hey Alberto, STFU, and tell your ex-boss to do the same.

Yeseree!

35 posted on 05/08/2011 8:56:06 PM PDT by Digger (would have fought on the souths side.)
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Ping!


36 posted on 05/08/2011 9:09:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: WellyP

Gonzales should STFU


37 posted on 05/08/2011 9:11:41 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We did work towards “comprehensive” immigration reform - in 1986. The government screwed us. Now they want us to bend over again telling us it was obvious we didn’t enjoy it enough the first time around.


38 posted on 05/08/2011 9:13:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We take you cone-tree, gringo.


39 posted on 05/08/2011 9:30:04 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: muawiyah
Gonzales likes his cheap lawnboys and cheaper bedwarmers ~ so many of these Hispanic upper class types are regular old slave runner types.

His own Mexicans aren't good enough for him. Both of his wives have been Anglo. Diane Clemens and Rebecca Turner. 
If Mexican-American wives aren't good enough for him (he must be racist) then why is legalizing Mexican invaders good enough for America?
Google has photos of Alberto and wife who is a bit taller than him

40 posted on 05/08/2011 9:40:41 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: rabscuttle385

A “Conservative” named “Alberto Gonzales” holds a view like this? Shocking, I tell you!


41 posted on 05/08/2011 11:08:45 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: All; dennisw
Why is America obligated to allow itself to turn into a very Hispanic nation? Why are we obligated to allow some states to go Hispanic majority such as California, Arizona, Texas. There are 24 south of the border Latin nations where the Spanish and Hispanic cultures can fully express themselves and strive for success on their own terms.

This is the real crux none of these people will answer. Instead they'll attack us with guilt trips about being a "nation of immigrants" the flowery lines about "the American dream" and pretend we don't HAVE an legal immigration system. We do. People avail themselves of it every year. Great people. New Americans from all walks of life.

Not long ago we had the president of Mexico attacking our legal immigration system while he enforces one far more draconian than anything on our books. What kind of national leader wants to export millions of his own people? It seems like insanity.

How can our officials not see their foolishness. When vast swaths of your nation is overrun by lawless invaders with alien values, languages and cultures, how do you decide rewarding them for doing so is the way to go?

Who does this? Suicidal nations, that's who.

There are excellent reasons immigration is closely regulated the world over. Without such safeguards a nation loses its unique character and eventually its self.

The risk here as every bit as high for "Hispanic Americans" as it is for any group. It actually maybe even higher since their uniquely American subcultures will be co-opted and drowned out first by aliens from the Old Country.

Those pushing amnesty hate America. They hate the melting pot. They hate our unique ways. They are racists motivated by a desire to create millions of future voters for their party.

They're happy to create a permanent underclass of aliens. They don't care about those people, only the power, only the votes.

Each one of them is insulated from fallout by their own wealth and power position. I have lived in a majority-minority area for dozens of years. This is not about racism or xenophobia.

It's about losing the character and uniqueness of America to aliens who cared nothing for its sovereignty, nothing for its lawful immigration system, care nothing about becoming Americans by shared values, language and culture.

They are not immigrants. Immigrants use the front door. They are aliens.

Soon this won't just be a "clever" ad for an ethnic station. It'll be reality:


42 posted on 05/08/2011 11:20:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: rabscuttle385
But... but... I thought that Ted Kennedy and the other Democrat Senators said that Gonzales was extreme, outside the mainstream.

-PJ

43 posted on 05/08/2011 11:23:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ringos ...a part of the economic woes we have today is thanks to the Bushes One World government idea

Americans not working and thus not paying taxes..

The New World Order.. Americans living in cardboard boxes


44 posted on 05/09/2011 3:58:41 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; Gilbo_3
Grahamnesty threw out that constitutional amendment idea that he knew had NO chance of success so he could whip up the liberal pro-amnesty forces with it. He is one politician I despise. He really is on the other side.

Another motive might be that he wants to appear more "conservative" to those who don't think deeply about the matter. Unfortunately, he keeps getting reelected.

45 posted on 05/09/2011 5:40:35 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; Gilbo_3
RE :”Another motive might be that he wants to appear more “conservative” to those who don't think deeply about the matter. Unfortunately, he keeps getting reelected.

Most certainly, maybe the same idiots who believe a president Trump would just get on the phone and command OPEC and China to move their prices up and down just to suit us.

This is a reason why judging politicians based on ‘assumed motives’ is problematic. Clearly this Grahamnesty constitutional amendment statement was designed to go-no-place, but some suckers might assume that Graham is suddenly an immigration control hawk at heart based on that statement of his. The question they should ask is : "why is he proposing something that is clearly impossible when his history is the opposite positions?"

46 posted on 05/09/2011 6:06:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZimZYTwuDk


47 posted on 05/09/2011 8:37:01 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I continue to be amazed by the political stupidity that drug money will buy.


48 posted on 05/09/2011 8:44:40 PM PDT by papertyger
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