Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Immigration divides Allen, Warner
RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | May 26, 2006 | PETER HARDIN

Posted on 05/27/2006 7:07:22 PM PDT by skandalon

The split between Virginia's two Republicans on the Senate immigration reform bill yesterday mirrored divisions across the nation.

Sen. George Allen, the more conservative of Virginia's senators, voted against the bill, while Sen. John W. Warner, a senior and more moderate Republican, voted "yea."

Allen, who is weighing a White House bid in 2008, said the bill fails to secure the nation's borders.

The bill would provide a path for millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens. He blasted it as offering amnesty and a reward for illegal behavior.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 109th; allen2008; cira; georgeallen; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigration; joanndavis; johnwarner; senate; virgilgoode; virginia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last
Senator Warner is usually good on defense issues for the country, but not this time. I think he has been a senator for too long. Jo Ann Davis, mentioned later in the article, is one of the best representatives one could ask for.
1 posted on 05/27/2006 7:07:28 PM PDT by skandalon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: skandalon
The split between Virginia's two Republicans on the Senate immigration reform bill yesterday mirrored divisions across the nation.

There is no split among Americans.

2 posted on 05/27/2006 7:09:15 PM PDT by Principled
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Principled

"The split between Virginia's two Republicans on the Senate immigration reform bill yesterday mirrored divisions across the nation.
There is no split among Americans."



Does anyone really believe that most of the constituents Warner heard from were in favor of the Senate sellout?


3 posted on 05/27/2006 7:21:36 PM PDT by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Prokopton

He and his staffers have heard from me that we are going to actively work against him for putting law breakers from other Nations before the welfare of tax payers and Va voters.

They also heard that I have educated my voting grandchildren that they must be careful not to vote for any candidate who will not put first the concerns of American citizens.


4 posted on 05/27/2006 7:27:08 PM PDT by Spirited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Principled
Dems love Warner so much they don't run candidates against him; that's your basic definition of a one-party system.

Allen on the other hand is our best shot in 08.

5 posted on 05/27/2006 7:32:15 PM PDT by tomzz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: skandalon
while Sen. John W. Warner, a senior and more moderate Republican, voted "yea."

Why are the democrats always characterized as moderate?

6 posted on 05/27/2006 7:34:23 PM PDT by Echo Talon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skandalon
Warner has always been a liberal, just he hides it behind the defense department. I thought he had been up there to long the last time he run. I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher.
7 posted on 05/27/2006 7:35:33 PM PDT by org.whodat (Never let the facts get in the way of a good assumption.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spirited
"He and his staffers have heard from me that we are going to actively work against him for putting law breakers from other Nations before the welfare of tax payers and Va voters.

They also heard that I have educated my voting grandchildren that they must be careful not to vote for any candidate who will not put first the concerns of American citizens."

I think you are not alone...and that's my point. Kay Baily Hutchinson was on TV saying she heard from 1575 constituents who were against the Senate sellout and 12 who were for it. I can't believe McCain's messages from his constituents were much different, yet he talks like he's doing the will of the people.
I've tried but I still just don't get it. Are these Senators really just corrupt liars?
8 posted on 05/27/2006 7:36:53 PM PDT by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: skandalon
Warner is a pansy-assed sell-out. I sent him a blistering email when he first spinelessly voted for illegals and all I got was two pages of meaningless blathering.

Warner, MTORUN!

9 posted on 05/27/2006 7:40:19 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (ˇSalga de los Estados Unidos de América, invasor!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Press Releases


Allen Stands Against Rewarding Illegal Behavior

Says Nation Needs to Secure Its Borders, Not Extend Amnesty to Law Breakers


May 25, 2006 - Senator Allen participates in a press conference with a group of Senators who will vote against the Senate Immigration Reform Bill. Speaking about the bill Senator Allen said, "we are a nation of immigrants, and a nation of laws. Both ideals can be achieved in a compassionate, appropriate and effective way, but this bill falls well short of that goal.

May 25, 2006


WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA) today voted against the massive and convoluted Immigration Reform bill that extends amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. In casting his “no” vote on the complex and complicated three-tiered scheme to reward those who have come into this country illegally, Senator Allen stated that “we are a nation of immigrants, and a nation of laws. Both ideals can be achieved in a compassionate, appropriate and effective way, but this bill falls well short of that goal.”
 
For many months, Senator Allen has talked with not only Virginians, but many Americans about their concerns over the massive influx of illegal immigrants into our country who have flaunted the nation’s laws. Like many citizens, Senator Allen believes that the federal government has failed in its primary responsibility to secure its borders saying, “A nation that cannot control its own borders, cannot control its own destiny.”
 
Throughout debate on the bill, Senator Allen has made it clear that his top priority was to secure the borders through more enforcement, border patrol personnel, detention centers capacity, as well as actual and virtual fences.  He voted and supported various amendments to enhance border security, make sure that felons and criminals are not given citizenship, protect the integrity of Social Security, establish English as the official language of the United States, and other reasonable changes to the legislation.  However, in the end, Senator Allen made it clear that the measure voted on today fell short of and violated his principles.
 
“This is a country that has been settled, built and improved by immigrants and it will continue to be. My mother is an immigrant, so I appreciate the value of immigrants to our country. However, the reality is that this bill that we voted on today did not meet my two foundational principles: First, I believe the American people deserve borders that are secure. If we don’t secure the border, none of the reforms included in this bill will have any meaningful impact whatsoever. We need to stop the flow of illegals across our border and get it down to a trickle. Second, we should not reward illegal behavior. If the U.S. government rewards illegal behavior with amnesty, we’ll get more illegal behavior,” Senator Allen stated during a news conference this morning.
 
Among the amendments that Senator Allen supported during this debate:
 
·      Increasing the mileage of permanent fencing and barriers;
·      Prohibiting felons and those convicted of 3 misdemeanors and illegal immigrants who overstay deportation orders from gaining legal citizenship;
· Protecting American workers by requiring the Department of Labor to attest that no American is able to take a job before a “guest worker” is eligible for a green card;
·      Establishing English as national language of the United States;
· Improving integrity of Social Security by ensuring that illegal immigrants don’t receive Social Security benefits for work done while they were illegal;
· Codifying President Bush’s call for National Guardsmen to backup Border Patrol surveillance and operations;
 
“This bill is amnesty. There is no doubt about it. The best source I point to is Ed Meese who was Attorney General during the Reagan Administration the last time such a bill was passed. He said about this bill, ‘we called it amnesty twenty years ago. This is amnesty now. At least we were honest about what we called it twenty years ago,’” said Senator Allen.
 
Senator Allen remains hopeful and optimistic that the Congress can eventually devise a true, immigration reform bill that “respects the rule of law and makes sure that we have a government that reflects the values and views of those people I talk to out there in the real world who desire meaningful immigration reform that secures our borders, does not reward illegal behavior and allows those who want to come to this country legally to make a better life for themselves and their family to do so as my mother did after World War II.”

Source

10 posted on 05/27/2006 7:44:07 PM PDT by Ligeia (Help unseat Jim Moran: http://www.tomodonoghue.com/about.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skandalon

As a proud Virginian, I will have a hard time voting for Warner again. It is time that he retires.


11 posted on 05/27/2006 7:45:32 PM PDT by TheLion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Redleg Duke

I didn't realize it but Warner has been Senator since 1979. Is there any good conservative who can replace his worthless hide next cycle?


12 posted on 05/27/2006 7:49:58 PM PDT by skandalon (The death of the spirit is the price of progress.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: skandalon
I think he has been a senator for too long.

But, but, he looks so much like a U.S. Senator should look. White to gray hair, face etched in distinguished wrinkles, the works. And, most importantly, he votes as the Inside-the-Beltway crowd expects.

For goodness sakes man, Virginia is so lucky to have John Warner as one of its senators. Surely, you must know this.

13 posted on 05/27/2006 7:53:24 PM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skandalon; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; ...
Support George Allen

George Allen Ping!

14 posted on 05/27/2006 7:53:46 PM PDT by Ligeia (Help unseat Jim Moran: http://www.tomodonoghue.com/about.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Redleg Duke

Re your post 9, I noted that you got back from Warner's office was meaningless blathering. When I lived in Virginia, I would sometimes write to that clown and was bewildered by what I got back. I was impossible, I mean impossible to determine what Warner stood from, based on responses to constituents' letter. Gobblygook, pure and simple.


15 posted on 05/27/2006 7:57:20 PM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Spirited

threats against Warner don't work .. I doubt he'll be running again, and he really is so arrogant, he thinks he will win as long as he chooses to run.

The one and only time I ever called any Senator for any reason was after Warner turned his vote from a 'yea' to a 'nay' on Bork. Omg, that poor phone-answerer! Have never voted for him since. Every 6 years I gleefully write in "Robert Bork."

Also, VA Republicans should recall Warner's recruiting Marshall Coleman in '94 to split the vote against the party's nominee, Ollie North, so Chuck Robb could serve another 6 years. That move killed Coleman's political career; Ollie seems to have survived just fine.

Warner is far more interested in being invited to the "right" parties than he is serving the people (especially Republican people) of Virginia. Thank GOD for George Allen !!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 05/27/2006 7:57:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: skandalon

"Senator Warner is usually good on defense issues for the country, but not this time. I think he has been a senator for too long."

The old fart is getting close to 80 isn't he?


17 posted on 05/27/2006 8:12:41 PM PDT by no dems ("A billion here a billion there; before you know it, you've spent a lot of money" Ev Dirksen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #18 Removed by Moderator

To: skandalon
"I didn't realize it but Warner has been Senator since 1979. Is there any good conservative who can replace his worthless hide next cycle?"

The liberal democrats cross over in the primary election to vote for Warner, thus ensuring his re-election to the senate.

19 posted on 05/27/2006 8:29:42 PM PDT by EverOnward
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Ligeia

I like Allen, but he needs to drop the down-home schtick and stop the chewing tobacco. That stuff will decimate your face.


20 posted on 05/27/2006 8:35:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson