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Tea Party Express Co-Founder Backs Immigration Overhaul Efforts (Teams w/ Grover Norquist)
Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT by kristinn

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Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express broke the news in an op-ed titled “Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken Immigration System,” published by CQ Roll Call early Wednesday morning.

In that piece, the longtime GOP operative and consultant argued that “conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers.”

That means no special pathways to citizenship that allow undocumented immigrants to cut in line, Russo cautioned, but rather some reasonable procedures that require “the 11 million people who are here illegally obey the law, pay taxes and come out of the shadows.

“We have to get them right by the law in exchange for legal status, but not unbridled amnesty,” Russo wrote. “This should include penalties, background checks to root out criminals, and the requirement that they learn English, understand the Constitution and be committed to our basic freedoms.”

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A source familiar with the rationale behind Russo’s decision to make public his support for an overhaul told CQ Roll Call that Russo was urged to speak out by the Partnership for a New American Economy.

The coalition of “500 Republican, Democratic and independent mayors and business leaders united in making the economic case for streamlining, modernizing, and rationalizing our immigration system” will compliment the rollout of Russo’s op-ed with a Wednesday afternoon conference call, the first in a monthly series of such calls focused on “the need to fix the broken immigration system.”

The calls will be moderated by Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Russo will be among the first slate of guests.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; grovernorquist; immigration; norquist; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; ronpaultruthfile; salrusso; teaparty; teapartyexpress; tpinos; treasonlobby
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No matter how you finesse it, it's amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens. No thanks.
1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

?Here is what we should do- Since Libtards have been harping on “immigration reform” we should make a plan that does everything we want and CALL IT “immisgration reprm” and then puish its passage.

Use the libtards’ own tactics


2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: kristinn

Stop importing everything.

Bring back JOBS.

Then start talks about amnesty and all the rest. But jobs have to be here first.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: kristinn

Sorry Sal old boy, surrendering to an invading force isn’t “fixing” anything.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kristinn

Yeppers. And notice how they are implying the Tea Party is on board here with Amnesty?

Ridiculous.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kristinn; ElkGroveDan

This is really bad news.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: kristinn

So they want us to lose? Are we sure they are not democrats working within the Republican Party. Isn’t there a rule in rules for radicals that says to infiltrate and destroy within?


7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:18:36 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: kristinn
The problem is the law could be written by yours truly and it wouldn't matter. It has been proven by actions of the POTUS that anything any POTUS doesn't like won't be enforced.

The nature of our government is that legislation is worthless, laws mean nothing, and paper is but paper.

Nothing will be enforced except for the amnesty provisions of any legislation. Just like we don't enforce any of the laws on the current books.

Don't any of these ass hats understand this? Why would any new laws be enforced while current, good law, is not enforced?

POTUS is basically a dictator, no matter who it is, so this is all words are wind tripe.

Voters need to get a freaking clue. You don't have to be a genius to see this.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:18:45 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: kristinn

Any one who teams with Grover (I am really just a muslim in disguise) Norquist is no better than a cheese eating surrender monkey.

Borders, language, culture....until the US starts caring about those three things the missies and commies will win


9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:18:46 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Yup.Grover Al Norquist is a political suicide bomber inside the wire.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn

1. If they won’t enforce the laws we have NOW, what makes any thinking American believe that they will enforce any future law that does anything but facilitate MORE illicit migration?

2. Once illegals are normalized, what’s to stop new alien migrants from stepping into the slots that will be abandoned by our esteemed new citizens or “legalized” class of migrants?

3. Why the big push? What is the emergency for Americans? Certainly it’s hard to live in a country that you have stolen into and defrauded. It bloody-well should be!


11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:38 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: kristinn

2 choices really, either have a plan such as this with NO MORE welfare of any kind or continue the existing welfare programs with strict immigration controls. Either/or. Can’t have it both ways otherwise the nation’s economic death spiral is assured......


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by yadent
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To: kristinn

I have a hard time trusting anyone who speaks of this ‘shadows’ nonsense.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: kristinn

Or, we could enforce our sovereignty and stop the government from playing social engineer. But wheres the fun for politicians in that?


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:22:37 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kristinn
No matter how you finesse it, it's amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens. No thanks.

Agree!! Plus, anyone who "teams" with Grover Al Norquist needs to be completely ignored.

Stop the entitlements and enforce our EXISTING laws and our *immigration problem* will fix itself.

15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:32:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: kristinn

Norquist is toxic


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: kristinn

Send the illegals home - fix the border - then we talk about WHO WE WANT AS OUR NEIGHBORS...

I don’t want anyone living here who got here by breaking the law. It’s a bad start and a telling one.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. I have come to believe he voted for O and will continue to support any mussie he can find


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: kristinn

bookmark


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: kristinn

Simple “overhaul”:

Enforce laws against employing illegals like you enforce drug laws. Asset forfeiture for *anyone* involved in the hiring, including the homeowner who hired the lawn care company who employed the illegal.

Even if you don’t make the end consumer liable, and make only the business liable (who can conduct a check) there won’t be a job for illegals because no farm owner will want to lose his farm because he employed illegal farm workers.

No deportation needed. They’ll all go home.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:35 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: Nifster

Taqiyya Taco Express


21 posted on 05/14/2014 7:59:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn
This co-founder guy has co-opted the "Tea Party" name for his own agenda....and he'll besmirch the name.

Watch for more of this as opportunists, leftists and Dem undercover activists will co-opt and infiltrate and "use" the Tea Party name for their own purposes.

They've taken over and control just about everything else in this country. The "Tea Party" name is a nice piece of ripe fruit dangling in front of the leftists' eyes. Watch them start plucking it in every way possible this summer just to confuse and demoralize Tea Party supporters across the country.

We have to remain vigilant, especially on conservative forums.

Leni

22 posted on 05/14/2014 8:03:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

The same bunch tried to seize control of freedomwatch too but were defeated.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn; Syncro

I thought Freeper Syncro is Sal Russo. Yes? No?


24 posted on 05/14/2014 8:08:21 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: cripplecreek
The same bunch tried to seize control of freedomwatch Freedomworks too but were defeated.
25 posted on 05/14/2014 8:10:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn
Amnesty sucks....does anyone actually believe there is a chance in Hell of them being deported?

If so, please explain how you believe it will/could actually happen.

If not, what would be a workable solution that might actually (in reality vs. one's dreams) be implemented?

26 posted on 05/14/2014 8:19:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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27 posted on 05/14/2014 8:20:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn
...but not unbridled amnesty,” Russo wrote. “This should include penalties, background checks to root out criminals, and the requirement that they learn English, understand the Constitution and be committed to our basic freedoms.”

In a sane world. A common sense world would start with closing the borders, shutting off the welfare spigot and penalizing employers who hire the illegal invaders. But ANY immigration bill will be stripped in conference and be stuffed with blanket amnesty.

28 posted on 05/14/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: kristinn

Immigration Overhaul = Enforce it


29 posted on 05/14/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: kristinn

This whole idea devalues citizenship in the United States and is driven by a bunch of what the late Col Robert McCormick of the Chicago Tribune would call “One Worlders”. There is never any mention of an American citizens rights in foreign countries particularly Mexico.

This regime can’t even protect its ambassadors never mind sticking up for Americans operating in foreign countries by applying the same restrictions to foreigners from those countries put on Americans. With what’s known as reciprocity to foreigners from those countries who are operating here worse yet illegally.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: kristinn
The US DOES need immigration reform. Unfortunately, "Reform" now means "Amnesty" to most people on both sides.
31 posted on 05/14/2014 10:07:57 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nicely played


32 posted on 05/14/2014 10:52:10 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: sockmonkey

This article with it’s added (Teams w/ Grover Norquist) is an attempt to smear Sal Russo, the Tea Party Express and the Tea Party Movement in general.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: MinuteGal
This co-founder guy has co-opted the "Tea Party" name for his own agenda....and he'll besmirch the name.

Exactly what this thread wants you to think.

The "Tea Party" name is a nice piece of ripe fruit dangling in front of the leftists' eyes. Watch them start plucking it in every way possible this summer just to confuse and demoralize Tea Party supporters across the country.
This article and thread are serving that purpose.

See my post at #33

34 posted on 05/14/2014 11:09:11 AM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

35 posted on 05/14/2014 3:51:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 3:53:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

Appears Russo fell for Leftist sources tricks, and has now soiled the credibility of the TEA Party movement by announcing what they advocate.

Reform is BS. We have laws that work if enforced.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 4:06:37 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

This guy should be left on the side of the road to the next rally


38 posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn

After this 11 million become Democrat Party supporters and voters, what will we do with the next 11 million?

Interestingly, many of the next wave might be anti-communists fleeing from communist governments in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and of course, Venezuela.

Don’t think that Obama and Holder will let this group in.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 4:17:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SunkenCiv

“As Mr. Wilson speaks, Mr. Bush is headlining a fund-raiser for Mr. Simon just down the street — to which Mr. Wilson wasn’t invited. “We have to turn the page,” says Simon campaign strategist Sal Russo.”

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1020387913752951040

Russo ignored immigration in 2002 Gov race.


40 posted on 05/14/2014 5:24:41 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kristinn
the 11 million people who are here illegally obey the law, pay taxes and come out of the shadows.

I stopped reading right here because if this person is stupid enough to think there are 11 million illegal alien criminals in the US instead of 40 million then nothing they have to say is useful or truthful.

41 posted on 05/14/2014 5:41:29 PM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: All

I don’t care who this leader of the Express is, he needs to resign...NOW.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 5:50:10 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: Mr. K

Here is what we should have: a pathway to deportation.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: kristinn

This is why the TEA Party isn’t a party at all, but a way of thinking about America and American ideals.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 6:45:01 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kristinn

Well conservatives, you sat on your collective asses being the smartest people in the room.

Now it’s coming back to bite you.

If I were a member of the American left, I’d be peeing in all your faces too.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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46 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:45 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: Linda Frances

The Dems infiltrated the GOP a very long time ago. now they’re after the Tea party.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:42 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Syncro
Syncro, you say that, but you offer nothing to counter the news article. Is Sal siding with amnesty or not and where is your proof?
48 posted on 05/14/2014 8:34:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

The proof isn’t on me, it’s on you and the others that see an article and go on a witch hunt.

Where is the proof of what you are espousing?

How did the conference call go, you have a report on that?


49 posted on 05/14/2014 8:44:43 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: kristinn

That means no special pathways to citizenship that allow undocumented immigrants to cut in line, Russo cautioned, but rather some reasonable procedures that require “the 11 million people who are here illegally obey the law, pay taxes and come out of the shadows.
...............
what a hopeless nitwit this guy is.

what he’s suggesting is a 3/5ths compromise.

15 minutes after such a law were passed — the homosexual nazis and the illegals would be demanding that the illegals be given full citizenship.


50 posted on 05/14/2014 9:29:36 PM PDT by ckilmer
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