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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; illegalaliens; immigration; kuwait; norquist; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; ronpaultruthfile; salrusso; samahalrayyes; taxreform; teaparty; teapartyexpress; tpinos; treasonlobby
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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.
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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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To: Nifster

Posters are free to put what ever addendum they want at the end of the title of an article.

Sal Russo has not “teamed” with Norquist, but using that phrase makes it seem like he has.

It is a personal opinion nothing more.


51 posted on 05/14/2014 9:39:18 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

YEP, deport them back, build a wall and let those with birthright make this a better place. Let those who leave make Mexico a better place.


52 posted on 05/14/2014 10:43:13 PM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: kristinn

Importing poor people who support big government, while pushing more Americans out of employment and onto welfare is a recipe for a socialist majority. Conservatives and Libertarians for Socialism aren’t ideologues. They are mentally ill.


53 posted on 05/14/2014 11:00:19 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: kristinn

Another damned sell out...who can we trust?


54 posted on 05/15/2014 1:28:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Syncro; Jim Robinson
But, Sal's column itself spouts all the big amnesty talking points, including this standard Chamber of Commerce line:

Doing nothing now means hurting businesses just as we are coming out of the Great Recession.

So who paid him off?

55 posted on 05/15/2014 1:36:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Syncro

I read the article and Russo may not have teamed but certainly is a fan of an immigration policy that I find stupid and ill advised


56 posted on 05/15/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: All
Sal Russo discusses his views on immigration reform on the Blaze.
57 posted on 05/15/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Syncro

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

My my... looks like you and your amnesty comrades got outed and can’t figure out how to weasel out of it.


58 posted on 05/17/2014 2:36:30 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Syncro

American law, routinely broken by treason lobby political hacks, requires that foreign nationals illegally in the USA be deported back to their own countries. Failing to do that is defacto amnesty.

Double talking enablers like Sal Russo deny that they are promoting amnesty while doing exactly that:

“Finally, we need to make 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. 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. We must ensure there is no special pathway to citizenship that puts them in front of people who waited in line.”

http://www.rollcall.com/news/conservatives_need_to_fix_the_broken_us_immigration_system_commentary-232970-1.html?pg=2&dczone=opinion


59 posted on 05/17/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Pelham

So you got nuttin’ except ad hominems and cute little digs.

OK, np.


60 posted on 05/17/2014 4:12:17 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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