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Sessions, GOP allies ask for hearings on secret immigration bill
Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2013 | Neil Munro

Posted on 03/20/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT by Mount Athos

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and five other Republican senators are trying to stop the Senate’s Democratic leaders from rushing a huge business-backed amnesty and guest-worker bill through the Senate before it can be debated by the public.

On March 19, Sessions and the other senators sent a letter asking Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, to schedule hearings on the complex bill.

“We respectfully request that the public be given adequate time, consistent with past practice in handling complex comprehensive immigration legislation, to read and analyze the contents of the any such bill” before it is approved by the majority-Democratic panel, said the letter.

The letter was signed by six GOP committee members: Sessions, plus Sens. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. It was not signed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake, two committee members who are helping to write the controversial measure.

So far, the draft bill is being kept hidden until the Spring recess ends in the first week of April. Major media outlets have given little coverage of the bill’s contents and likely impact on Americans.

In 2006 and 2007, numerous public protests derailed a similar amnesty and guest-worker bill that was backed by executives, progressives and the White House.

The Democratic leadership controls the timing of the voting process. They could pass a bill with the help of just a few Republican senators.

The Democrats are likely to have the support of at least four Republicans senators, including Sens. Graham, Flake, Marco Rubio and John McCain. All are part of the group of eight Senators who are now drafting the potentially nation-changing law.

If the bill passes the Senate, and if the House also passes even a small immigration bill, the GOP and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate likely will be able to strong-arm passage of a merged bill, even if it includes controversial amnesty and guest-worker provisions.

The bill is expected to include an amnesty for at least 11 million low-skill immigrants and put them and their foreign relatives on “a path to citizenship.” It would also provide work permits to many additional foreign workers.

Currently, roughly 20 million Americans now lack full-scale employment, and approximately 90,000 Americans graduate from school and enter the job market each month. Also, many Americans with jobs have seen their wages stagnate amid competition from unemployed workers.

The complex bill is expected to be hundreds of pages long, and include many hard-to-spot provisions that benefit ethnic advocates, companies and progressive groups. Immigration lawyers are also expected to gain from the bill, partly because it will spur demand for their expertise.

In 2010, progressives used strong-arm tactics to pass the Obamacare bill, which gave them effective control over nation’s medical sector, or roughly 14 percent of the economy.

However, Sessions and the GOP senators can stop a bill if they hold most of their GOP caucus together, and also win over a few Democratic senators facing re-election in swing states.

Also, Democratic senators, such as Sen. Tom Harkin, may vote against critical parts of the bill if the business-backed guest-workers programs are viewed as too damaging to employed and unemployed Americans.

KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; cruz; gangof8; sessions

1 posted on 03/20/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

The DNC and GOP will vote and pass it ....
to find out what is in it.

Just like ObamaCARE/DeathCARE.

2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:45:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Mount Athos

My goodness! And WHERE was Juan McCain and Lindsly Graham’s signatures on this?

3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:51:38 AM PDT by ZULU (See:
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To: Mount Athos

Keep amnesty alive hire a Mexican.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 8:58:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Mount Athos; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

5 posted on 03/20/2013 9:09:09 AM PDT by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Mount Athos; SoConPubbie; Liz; Tennessee Nana; All

Jeff Sessions is a good man. And good on Cruz.

“The letter was signed by six GOP committee members: Sessions, plus Sens. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. It was not signed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake, two committee members who are helping to write the controversial measure.”

6 posted on 03/20/2013 12:05:31 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Mount Athos
Oh gooodie, more hearings. What happened to the hearings on Ben Ghazi and Fast & Furious? We can expect more of the same, sadly to say.
7 posted on 03/20/2013 1:35:07 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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It's an outrage that our govt and our reps side with illegals against the interests of taxpaying citizens. PLUS illegals have their home countries advancing their interests----cunningly throwing pressure groups over our borders. The Third World salivates over the avalanche of US govt tax dollars coming their (exchanged for voting blocs).

SALIVATING THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES W/ PRESSURE GROUPS IN THE US (here illegally): Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (stateside), Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.


----The phony "just here for a better life" crowd who freely violate our borders and "do the jobs Americans won't do" have more criminal enterprises than you can shake a stick at.

<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.

<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.

<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.

<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the state’s Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses.


Us pols are clearly in collusion---in the pockets of THIRD WORLD GOVERNMENTS with pressure groups here in the US illegally. And w/ federally-funded n/p latino agit/prop groups pushing their agenda on the backs of taxpayers.


Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes.

“The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting government fraud, money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

L/E needs to examine the bank accounts used to pay for govt activities.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of of govt funds. Govt monies may pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate sunsidies and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from federal and state sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for govt employees own use.

<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize federally funded non-profit bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC other accounts, to operate personal businesses. Govt fraud can also be facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intrabank transfers from govt accounts into personal accounts.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses.


Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be employed to prosecute NON-PROFITS using govt fraud to advance hidden agendas. We need exposure of anti-American activities on Capitol Hill.......and the scope and dimenson of using govt monies to undermine US ntl security and the safety of Americans.

IRS toll free 1-800--829-1040

8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:33:02 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; Tennessee Nana; artichokegrower; ArrogantBustard; sickoflibs; ...


9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:34:44 PM PDT by Liz
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We need to ponder these salient facts:

(1) Illegal immigrants have primitive survival instincts honed in corrupt Third World places where everything is for sale. The survivalist instincts of illegals DO NOT correspond to "labels" that we here in America consider sacrosanct---ie. conservatism. Illegalism is all about "what's in it for me, and who do I payoff to get it."

(2) I fear we are falling into Ohaha's cunning trap---he uses issues like immigration reform (and sequestration) as a wedge---to divide and conqueur. Ohaha and the Dims are salivating about total control---lying in wait to takeover the US govt.

(3) Even if we were to stand foursquare with the GOP's embracing reform, it's much too late. The Dems are w-a-a-a-y ahead of us in mining votes from these immigrant groups---the Dims have been sucking up to latinos like crazy.


Dim Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently told Chris Wallace on Fox News, "It is almost a false argument (made by Repubs) to say that we have a spending problem (WRT sequestration)." (TRANSLATION "And besides, we need trillions to subsidize all our "new citizens" who will vote---and make me Majority Leader, again---not to mention the billions in foreign aid we plan to give to all the countries on the other side of the border.")

L-R--Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ); dual citizen Salomon Melgen, VOXXI Chman; Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CAL) (all dolled up in the latest fashion); Francisco J. Sanchez, US Under Secy of Commerce for Intl Trade, Emilio Sanchez, Pres/CEO of VOXXI at the Ntl Assoc of Latino Elected and Appt Officials Gala in DC. (Photo/ Voxxi---Melgen's web site)

10 posted on 03/21/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT by Liz
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