Skip to comments.East Palo Alto: Star-studded task force backs pro-immigration policy
Posted on 01/24/2014 6:10:59 AM PST by jimbo123
A pro-immigration policy will ensure the nation's future prosperity, better national security and a more youthful labor force that will help pay for retirement and medical programs for decades to come, a star-studded group said here Thursday.
The Bipartisan Policy Center, helmed by an immigration task force featuring the unlikely pairing of Republican Condoleezza Rice and Democrat Henry Cisneros, released an analysis on demographics that painted immigration reform as a significant boost to the United States, both on the home front and internationally.
Because the issue of immigration policy has become so politically contentious, the range of liberal and conservative participants on the immigration task force of the Bipartisan Policy Center is notable. Members include: Republican Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi; Democrat Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania; Democrat Henry Cisneros, former U.S. secretary of housing and urban Development; Republican Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state; Republican Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of homeland Security; Republican Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union; and Democrat Eliseo Medina, chair of the SEIU Immigration and Latino Civic Engagement Initiative.
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Oh, well, if the star studs want it, it must be good.
It will cost everyday ‘Joe America’ more than it will EVER cost this crowd of ‘drunk on attention’ ideologues!
My friends it’s over.
A convenient list of who NOT to vote for in the next election!
*refuses to enforce immigration laws *
Which laws are WE CITIZENS allowed to ignore?
I’d like the government to provide us with a list.
I’d like to make a suggestion on immigration reform.
Let’s open this to be a state affair...rather than a federal affair. Tell each state...based on it’s population...they can manage a visa-to-work deal, and if the person stays around ten years within their state (not on welfare and not arrested for anything), then they can apply for US citizenship. If Alabama limits their take to 1,000 a year...fine, that’s the limit. If California wants 40,000 a year, fine, it’s their issue to clean up.
No vote granted, no citizen status....until you get ten years under your belt. Let the states manage their own mess. If they think it’s wise, it’s their issue. Oh, and moving around to other states later? No...you have to stay in the state where you started this process. Ten years of waiting in that state.
Event being held in East Palo Alto
Foreign born 40.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012 69.7%
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012
Yeah real immigration success story
If a "group" of allegedly intelligent, educated people actually formulated that sentence, or implied it or even endorsed it ... It's all over
It's like my shop teacher terlling me NOW, "Hey .. y'member all that Ohm's Law stuff? ... F'GETaboudit ... it doesn't work"
AlexW is correct.
You low skilled American workers better get used to the unemployment line.
These claims that they will pay for our future medicare and SS would have some merit if the ~ 10 year amnesty probation included some income requirements the opposite of means testing, in other words that income would have to make enough to be excluded from any government handouts and pay a decent income tax rate.
Not much good if they pay those payroll taxes but get food stamps, medicaid and EITC.
But these reforms are never constructed to meet the amnesty promises.
I guess that means it will really hurt when they attempt to ram it up our a**.
The reference to national security means that neo-cons want the young illegals in the army for the next invasion, maybe of Iran or Syria.
Condi’s definitely a neo.
“The BPC is a business-sponsored think tank.”
“You low skilled American workers better get used to the unemployment line.”
It’s not even that. A local plumber here hires illegals to do his work. He shows up on the job, gives an estimate and then sends over a pair of jaboneys to do the work at 10-15 bucks an hour.
His horrible reputation is getting around but he’s been in business for many years. I’ve seen these guys in the supply house using sign language to talk to the counter man.
Somehow magically these guys are all supposed to be expert tradesman. I’ve come in on there “work”. It’s a disaster.
These traitors want to make all of the US like Palo Alto/East Palo Alto. The 10%-20% elite live in Palo Alto while the rest of us live in American versions of favelas of East Palo Alto.
What a sorry bunch of fifth columnists bent on the destruction of the American worker and the middle class. The fact that Eliseo Medina is a member should give any sane person pause. Listen to what Medina said in 2009 shortly after the Obama victory:
EPA used to be a black ghetto. Now the hispanics are moving them out like they did in LA and other parts of CA.