Skip to comments.Ingraham Battles George Will, Fox Panel: GOP ‘Elites’ Pushing Immigration Reform
Posted on 02/09/2014 12:40:22 PM PST by Jean S
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham battled the rest of the Fox News Sunday panel over immigration, arguing that immigration reform and current enforcement of immigration laws were weakening the American workforce, even as her fellow panelists countered that reform would bolster the economy.
I think what were seeing here is a split inside the Republican Party between two staunch conservatives, host Chris Wallace said, going on to ply Ingraham with a Wall Street Journal editorial that called flinching on reform de facto amnesty.
As far as I can tell, the Wall Street Journal is on the side of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama, Pat Leahy and La Raza, Ingraham said. I think they should put down their dogeared copy of Fountainhead and live in the real world Do we care about American workers at all?
Youre the one whos arguing the AFL-CIO argument, Will said, noting that the economic dynamism aided by immigrants would help sustain the American workforce.
So why have a border at all? Ingraham said. There is no will to enforce the border. There is no faith in this administration to do it. The Republican elites and the Democratic elites agree, and the people are revolting across this country.
Wallace and Juan Williams then challenged Ingraham with the fact that deportations under the Obama administration were at record highs; she countered that Obamas executive order to defer action against undocumented young people in the summer of 2012 belied this argument.
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Both Wallace and Williams are Jerks.l
EFFF the GOPe. Good for Laura
“Legislation by emotion”. Nice Laura.
Laura whooped all three of them.
Glad she re-found her principles. Cause the guy she backed last election was all for illegals...what having them working at his house and all.
So I should trust her why again?
THIS, my friends is what we, the people are up against day after day after day!
FOX panel....(supposedly conservative) taking on Laura Ingraham
O’Reilly does rhe same thing......what is his quote, 68% WANT immigration reform....
....yeah and I bet if there is a mythical 68%, it is comprised of all the chamber of commerce honchos.and numerous businesses who can’ t run their companies without the cheaply paid illegals
The rest of us in flyover country......you know, the millions of hardworking ( when there was work). American citizens are being ignored and lied to
Is this not the Alinsky method....tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth
Way to go Laura,I think Will wet his silk underpants,you think someone would bring up the fact that the party that champions the slaughter of 55 million American workers through abortion,is now forced to push amnesty so they can rape more taxpayers to cover their theft for the past 50 years
Maybe because the GOP nominee was the only alternative to Barack Obama and she thought it that important that he be defeated.
George Will is such a RINO tool. I can’t stand the guy. Never could. Laura Ingraham was spot on as usual.
Not into replacing one lib with another. Especially when their pre presidential records so closely mirror each other.
He backed everything you are supposedly against. Abortion. Illegals. Gun control. Cronyism. He spent more time castrating conservatives than Obama. Thats reality. Accept it.
I wonder. Are they or are they not counting people turned away at the border as deportations where that was not done before?
Sorry, but Mitt Romney had the strongest anti ILLEGAL immigration position of any - ANY - Republican candidate in the last 30 years.
They invent the numbers. Just like with labor/economy.
Which is why he had them working at his house?
He also said a lot of other things that arent exactly trustworthy. Or hadn’t you noticed.
“The Republican elites and the Democratic elites agree, and the people are revolting across this country.”
She got one thing right; a huge number of people across this country are revolting!
I’m still waiting for the so called smartest among us,the media to put the IRS scandal and the Citizens United case where they belong,TOGETHER,look at the time line,Remember,Obama was livid when the Supreme court ruled in favor,that corporations could donate as well as unions to campaigns,he berated the justices at the State of The Union,it was I believe a month later when they went on the war path against tea party groups.
This was and is a personal vendetta by Obama,as so many of his decisions are
That's not everything. I doubt he would have the Muslim Brotherhood represented in the White House.
Thats reality. Accept it.
No, that's your conclusion. Even so, I didn't vote for Romney simply because in California my vote for him would have been futile. So I voted for the AIP candidate. Had I been in a state where the vote was close, I would have done otherwise if only for the benefit of our soldiers.
But is she really any less a member of an elite than Will and the others?
No, it’s the history of both men. What you THINK he may or may not have done is speculation. What he did is on record.
We NEED immigration reform! The language spoken by most new legal immigrants is Arabic.
I’d much rather have it be Spanish.
Obama has totally distorted our legal immigration program (most recently, a couple of days ago, by announcing that people from the ME with material connections to ant-American terrorism could be accepted for “asylum”).
I keep saying what we need to do is examine our LEGAL immigration problems. Virtually all of our terrorist attacks have been committed by LEGAL immigrants, or ones who were at one time legal but may have overstayed their visas, or by native born Americans who converted to Islam.
I don’t think we need a general immigration bill, however; each item should be taken up separately.
You’re most welcome!
Will is a GOPe DOPe.
George Will is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.
I almost spit coffee on my keyboard when I read this. Calling George Will a staunch conservative moves the ideology line 50 points to the left.
George Will lives in a $2,000,000 home in an upscale neighborhood in wealthy white Chevy Chase MD.
Spend some time there and you will notice that you will never see any illegal aliens walking about, unless they’re cutting his grass.
Will’s kids went to private schools where you don’t get punished for wearing a US flag on your tee shirt and you don’t have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. And where they speak English.
Will, nor his wife, would never be seen at a day labor site or a 7-11 where she would be deluged with obscene remarks. Will doesn’t live next door to people who park 10 vehicles in various states of repair on the lawn and all over the street.
Will doesn’t worry that his job will be taken over by some Univision guy who will work for a quarter of the pay, without benefits.
Tonight, Will will be at a cocktail reception or theater event with like-positioned people in their formal togs jawing away about rednecks and Neanderthals like you who just don’t understand how important it is to give amnesty to a foreign invasion 40 times the size of what we invaded Europe with at Normandy.
Laura is right - nobody represents the people anymore. Certainly not the democrats, but also not the Republican establishment nor the millionaire talking heads like Will and Williams.
Can anyone tell me why some huge new Amnesty legislation needs to be passed to “fix” the “immigration problem?”
From down here in South Texas, I would say that the main thing broken is a willful determination by Government at all levels — Federal, State, County, and Municipal — to DECLINE to ENFORCE EXISTING IMMIGRATION LAW.
Changing that does not require an act of Congress. It is called doing one’s job. (You know, integrity, keeping one’s oath of office, etc.)
The DAY that the law begins to be enforced in a serious manner is the day that mass self-deportation will begin.
Whenever you hear someone say how “complicated” all this is, you know they are blowing smoke.
I'm typically not much of a Laura Ingraham fan but this morning she absolutely schooled Wallace and Will.
I think she has her finger firmly on the pulse of America. I don't know a single person (Dem/Rep) that's for this "immigration reform" bullshit.
Who's behind Immigration Reform? Companies like IBM, HP, Microsoft and Cisco for example, who are currently shedding American workers while rallying for increasing H1B's.
HP has announced layoff's of over 30,000 workers. Why are they for "Immigration Reform" and increasing H1B's if they're laying AMERICANS off? Same question for Microsoft, Cisco and IBM -- why are you quietly shedding American workers in America while demanding Congress increase H1B's to bring in cheaper foreign labor?!
It's not just the Democrats and Republican's pushing so-called "immigration reform" .... alot of very big high-tech companies are right on board with it also and it stinks to hell!
I don’t think there should be a big “reform.” I think individual issues should be taken up one by one (that is, extending work permits, rearranging quotas, etc.).
The big problem is that while everybody is going on about their obsession with immigration, Obama is busy waving his magic wand and legally admitting millions of barely literate Muslim immigrants from the countries that hate us most. And putting them directly on welfare.
I’d like to see somebody stop worrying about Mexicans - who are “illegal” only because we don’t have any appropriate way of legalizing them and because Obama has taken away from the Latin American quota, thus “illegalizing” those who would have been legal not that long ago - and start worrying about the real threat.
But it’s got to be done piece by piece.
Ironic that the woman is the most conservative of that group.
Laura was right. I no longer watch FOX after the 2pm, hour. They have moved to the Dark side politically no more so called fair an balanced.
They just hired James Carville ...add to that Beckel, Rivera, Colmes,Wallace..yada yada
Bye bye FOX it was nice for a few years.
Now what we need is some billionare to start...All conservative all the time
I would have voted for Charles Manson over Obama. That election was a matter of getting a little of what you like as opposed to getting everything you don’t like, like the difference between going out with an ugly date as opposed to going out with Sasquatch.
Turnarounds dont count as Deportations.
If Turnarounds count Bush and Clinton must have deported 20 million illegals.
Laura was self assured and she is quick with the combacks, often intercepting the BS before Juan had a chance to state the Obama talking points.
George Will was ABC’s favorite RINO. His Rino tricks cannot work with Laura around.
With 1.7 million more Americans out of work during Obama’s years in office and the CBO’s conservative estimate of and an additional 2.5 million unemployed, why does George will say we need any more Immigration?
There are right now 26 million Americans who were forced to stop looking for jobs that don’t exist. Mr. Will says we have a crisis because baby boomers are retiring.
I am one of those retirees, but I personally know of people with masters in programming who can’t find a job, a vet with
experience doing nuclear maintenance on an Air Craft Carrier, who can’t get a job, and is going into HVAC repair.
I know several recent college graduate kids of friends who can’t find work. I know another super programmer who tells me the Indian guys that the firms are getting visas for are making it impossible for him to get a job because the programming jobs are being given to lower cost programmers living in dormitories working cheap.
Our legal immigration policy is hurting our citizens just as much as our illegals are, jut in a different way.
May I add that Phyllis Schlafly’s article posted on Drudge last week, states her research that Asian and Mexican immigrants are both big government groups much more likely to vote for handouts, and democrats who propose them.
” who are illegal only because we dont have any appropriate way of legalizing them”
Total BS! They are not entitled to be immigrants!
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Very well said, oldbill.
Ingraham/Old Bill 2016
Yes, they are. Latin Americans come here to work. Muslims are brought here by our government to be put on welfare.
Unless, of course, you think Latin Americans should not be admitted, period. BTW, New Mexico and Arizona could not become states until the 20th century because they were considered “too Catholic” and “too Spanish.”
Just think “Hunger Games” for a glimpse of your (and mine) future.
They should not be admitting so many foreign workers wherever they are from. Like what is happening within the EU.
Every poll says the public wants less legal immigration.
Now if the push poll it and ask should we deport 12 million illegals in 1 year or should we give them legal status the answer is obvious.
We dont have 12 million Latin American Farm workers.
They are doing jobs Americans do.
Millions of Illegal alien drivers can kill as many as dozens of arabs.
Latinos are on welfare at very high rates.
Laura ran circles around Will.
Not to mention that neither met the criterion for population until after the 1910 census -- which credited New Mexico with 327K and Arizona with 204K. Neither had 200K population in the 1900 census.
that went out with Harry S. Truman and Jimmy Olsen
Will is such a moron.
Williams should be put on a deserted island and left to fend for himself.
Truly amazing how far this country has fallen into the hands of an elite few, that think they can rule over all of us.
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