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Barbour Backs Work Permits for Illegal Immigrants
WSJ ^ | 15 June 2012 | Neil King Jr.

Posted on 06/15/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT by Theoria

Top Republican Haley Barbour didn’t know it the time, but he unwittingly gave a robust endorsement Friday morning to the Obama administration’s surprise decision to give work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants working in the U.S.

Speaking at a breakfast with political reporters before the news broke, the former Mississippi governor and onetime Republican Party chairman launched into a robust argument on how to fix the nation’s immigration system, a position he portrayed as sharply different from that his party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and that of most other Republicans.

“America is in a global battle for capital and labor,” he said, praising the work ethic of the millions of Hispanics who have come to the U.S. without proper documentation, including the many who work in Mississippi’s poultry factories. “We need more people in America who want to work.”

Mr. Romney struck a strict immigration posture during the primary campaign, praising undocumented workers who “self deported” and opposing the Dream Act that proposed granting certain rights to the children of some illegal immigrants.

Mr. Barbour, at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said it was necessary to create a path to security for “people who have been here for some time” by issuing them work permits and creating a guest worker program.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: amnesty; economy; farm; farms; gop; haleybarbour; illegalalien; immigration; permit
Joy. Business, parties and lobbyist before country.
1 posted on 06/15/2012 11:19:34 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Just another traitor.

In a war for labor? For what? There are no jobs.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Theoria

Barbour is dead to FReepers. He pardoned many hardened criminals who otherwise wouldn’t have been pardoned, solely because he got to know them during their gofer-service days at the Governor’s Mansion. Corrupt turd.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Theoria

Barbour must be getting blackmailed. Somebody has a gun to his head.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 11:26:36 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Theoria

Yawn, another Elitist GOP-E comes “outta da closet” for Shamnesty. No surprise here.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 11:27:56 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Theoria

One big difference is that Barbour was talking about changing U.S. immigration laws, not simply ignoring immigration laws like Obama is doing.

“Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws!” - Barry Obama


6 posted on 06/15/2012 11:28:25 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Theoria

Fatso does not read the Employment/Unemployment reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So the almost 13 million unemployed and the 2.4 million who have given up don’t count???


7 posted on 06/15/2012 11:30:16 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: pogo101

He’s got his effin nerve showing his face in public. He needs to crawl under a rock and stay there.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 11:32:14 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Theoria

Didn’t he used to be a Republican, or something?...........


9 posted on 06/15/2012 11:34:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Theoria
A top republican named babar?

10 posted on 06/15/2012 11:35:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Theoria

FatA$$ Barbour founder of the Original GOP-E “Big Tent(1995-1996)”.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Theoria
A top republican named babar?

12 posted on 06/15/2012 11:36:18 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: C19fan

“Fatso does not read the Employment/Unemployment reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

I bet he has an illegal in his kitchen feeding him lots of tamales and enchiladas. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Theoria; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; AuntB; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ..
RE :”Speaking at a breakfast with political reporters before the news broke, the former Mississippi governor and onetime Republican Party chairman launched into a robust argument on how to fix the nation’s immigration system, a position he portrayed as sharply different from that his party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and that of most other Republicans.
“America is in a global battle for capital and labor,” he said, praising the work ethic of the millions of Hispanics who have come to the U.S. without proper documentation, including the many who work in Mississippi’s poultry factories. “We need more people in America who want to work.

How about their history ‘ethic’ of supporting tax increases and government handouts? I never liked Barbour anyway. He is disgusting.

The real question is how this effects their eligibility for citizenship and the vote for bigger mommy government.

14 posted on 06/15/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Theoria

” We need more people in America who want to work”

Oh, yeah. That’s our problem. We’ve got a surplus of jobs and too few people to fill those positions, right?

Idiot.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Theoria

Niiiicee....mebbe someday the Feds could find a way to get outta the way and permit work for taxpaying citizens....


16 posted on 06/15/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Theoria

Top Republican Haley Barbour didn’t know it the time, but he unwittingly gave a robust endorsement Friday morning to the Obama administration’s surprise decision to give work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants working in the U.S.


So many in the GOP-e are completely tone deaf. I don’t know who they are listening too but it certainly isn’t the base of the party. Unless of course the base is just taken for granted. You know... “Who else are they going to vote for?”


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:52:51 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Theoria
Haley Barbour & Marco Rubio!

Geezzzzz, WTF?

18 posted on 06/15/2012 11:58:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Theoria

I am so thankful for our President and the GOP candidate. They are outing so many weasels that have been hiding in the GOP closets.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 12:07:29 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: DannyTN

Your composite drawing touches all the bases...


20 posted on 06/15/2012 12:10:27 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Theoria

Met this dude at an event.

Wasn’t impressed, especially, when it was discussed he might run for President.

Anyone that supports what the “criminal in chief” just enacted, knows nothing about the rule of law or the Constitution.

We do have immigration laws and Obama just violated them. We do have a Congress, a co-equal branch of govt., that Obama just circumvented.

He jeopardized our national security and committed crimes against the people of the United States.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 12:46:31 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Those chicken factory owners sure speak with a loud voice in Mississippi and everywhere they exist. Also include the beef and pork meatpackers, the carpet factories, the hotels and restaurants, the farms and assorted factories. This must be paradise for the cheap labor patrones who quickly became addicted to the heroine of cheap illegal labor.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:08 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: freedomfiter2

Before curing the disease scientists first have to find the cause. If we follow the bread crumb trail of all of these faux conservatives then we will find the cause of the RINO disease. Follow the money!


23 posted on 06/15/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Theoria

Scary that people were trying to push this throat-logenze for president

Barbour has always been Pro-Illegal/Anti-American. He was once a lobbyist for the Mexican Government...


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Obama really was not born in Kenya...he was born in Greece. Look at the economy)
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To: Theoria

Nothing surprises me - Bush wanted amnesty, Juan McCain wanted amnesty, Romney, well it depends on what month and who he is speaking to on what he favors. These are people who did or hold leadership positions within the GOP. They don’t support such things unless they have the backing of other GOP elites.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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PoS173834278

26 posted on 06/15/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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