Skip to comments.Graham: Boston Marathon bombings ought to prompt swifter action on immigration reform
Posted on 04/21/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT by Javeth
The Boston Marathon bombings ought to spur even swifter action on immigration reform, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday. What happened in Boston
I think should urge us to act quicker, not slower, when it comes to getting the 11 million [illegal immigrants living in the U.S.] identified, Graham said on CNNs State of The Union. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers suspected in the bombings, are of Chechen origin and immigrated to the United States in 2002. Graham is part of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators who have unveiled a sweeping immigration reform proposal. At the Senate Judiciary Committees first hearing on the proposal Friday, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) urged his colleagues against rushing ahead on reform in light of the questions about the Boston Marathon bombings. While we dont yet know the immigration status of the people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system, Grassley said. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he agrees with Grassley. We have a broken system, it needs to be reformed. But Im afraid well rush to some judgments relative to immigration and how its processed. So lets do it in a rational way rather than an emotional way, Coats said on ABC Newss This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), a second member of the Gang of Eight, on Sunday warned opponents of the immigration bill not to use the Boston bombings as a tactic for stonewalling the legislation. We are not going to let them use what happened in Boston as an excuse, because our law toughens things up, Schumer said on State of The Union.
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Graham has now become a full-on member of the Treason Wing of the Republican Party, in thrall to the cheap labor lobby.
We need to TAKE DIRECT ACTION on this, to light up the switchboards in the Senate and House of Representatives like we did in 2006 and 2007, and make it clear to any amnesty and immigration bill-supports representatives that there will be hell to pay if they push this through this bill, especially when Americans are still reeling from Year 5 of the Obama Depression. (Grassley and Coats in comparison, publicly thrashing losers like Graham, Schumer and Rubio, are to be praised.)
We also need to primary Graham, Rubio and the other traitors and to make life miserable for them. The process of primarying these traitors shouldn't start in the election year itself, it should start RIGHT NOW, by organizing our support around a strong primary challenger and encouraging them to publicly rip to shreds the stands and reputations of Graham, Rubio, McCain and anyone who even considers joining them. The primary campaign must start now! This includes even the process of bringing down Rubio, who isn't up for reelection until 2016. (Graham is a nice juicy target for 2014.) The primary campaign to bring down Rubio should start now, making the rest of his short, pathetic political career a painful reminder of the price of such betrayal. These RINOS embody the worst of the plague that's been weakening the conservative movement since the last amnesty in 1986-- fealty to the Chambers of Commerce and other well-paying traitors who want to melt down the US border entirely for the sake of flooding us with hundreds of millions of cheap workers to push down wages a few more cents per hour. These are Big Business Socialists like the banksters who love Big Government for their own reasons, who instead of proving their worth in a free market, instead rely on Big Government contracts and Big Government lobbying. To the point of trampling on US borders, the rule of law and the Constitution to import cheap labor by the hundreds of millions. Traitors like Graham, Rubio, Schumer, McCain and Flake in both parties are their loyal servants and lackeys.
typical libtard reasoning
This is embarassing...he should be.
Linseed knows the Boston storyline is going to make it harder to sell immigration deform. Hence the song-and-dance routine.
He’s just doubling down on his position.
Immigrants bombing the USA? Make ‘em legal and bring them all in!
The District of Criminals doing the job Americans won’t do.
What are these commie libs smoking?
He should be careful. I’m sure that the Bostonians have not yet reached the “anger stage”.
Because the bombers were illegals hiding the shadows, Grahamnesty?? Oh, wait...
Basically Graham is somehow connecting the terrorist attack with immigration otherwise he would not have said that.
Yes, any illegal caught on U.S. soil after May 1 will be detained indefinitely, and shall be given hard labor until they beg to be deported.
What’s Linseed’s point? Without the 8 Gangbanger’s amnesty bill being passed quickly in the back rooms of Congress, the poor terrorists won’t get their Miranda rights read to them when they kill Americans?
it’s going to get slowed down and now he’s upset.
Please, please, please, South Carolina...primary this loser!
Even more outrageous is that these mass murderers were brought into our country as refugees from a war zone, supposedly showcasing our generosity as a nation. So if even our best-treated immigrants are liable to turn us, doesn’t this mean that we should first look at simply strengthening the enforcement of current laws? Such simple logic seems to elude Graham, Schumer and Rubio.
Graham also seems ignorant (probably willfully so) of the very real danger that the Tsarnaev brothers are merely the tip of an iceberg of a large al-Qaida terrorist cell, recently put into activation, hence both brothers’ intentions to off themselves rather than be captured alive and talk.
There were in fact a number of solid intelligence reports from around 2005 showing just this— that the USA is potentially plagued with thousands of Qaida terrorist sleeper cells, laying low until activated by whatever command they use. And that the cells would involve mass murderers like the Tsarnaevs who’d otherwise blend in, seem like nice safe Americans but hiding their wicked plans underneath. In fact, documents captured in Afghanistan explicitly showed that al-Qaida has been using lax enforcement of US immigration laws to smuggle in large numbers of terrorists to form new cells.
The bombings last week suggest that we should be tightening our immigration controls and strictly enforcing the laws on the books.
But instead, traitors like Graham, Schumer and Rubio are willing to endanger Amerioans and ignore the terrorist sleeper cell threat for the sake of cheap labor. Shows where their loyalties are.
the only new immigration reform I am interested in seeing
is a complete cessation of ‘ student visas’ to any one from any predominantly muslim nation or culture . The close scrutiny and in depth background checks of all landed mulsim immigrants within the last 20 years and the immediate deportation , without appeal , of any and all who end up coming up fishy smelling .
Neighbors or ‘friends’ , or somebody should have tuned in the Tsarnaevs . The entire family . What? Nobody noticed what was happening with them ? Trending to rad Islam and 9/11 truther BS ? The family of the so-called ‘Christian ‘ gal that the elder brother married ?
WAKE UP PEOPLE ...we have vile ,evil , murderous traitors in our midst , We are infiltrated . And they are all recent or fairly recent immigrants . This is no time to grant amnesty or in any way try and make America attractive to even more of this insanity . Wake up , we are at war .
and this is what they also can become :
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.
*Marcus Tullius Cicero*
Tell you what, Graham....You folks get the budget balanced and the deficit all cleared up - as is required of your position - and then we can talk about “immigration reform”.
Until then, sit down and STFU.
I agree it’s time.
1) Close the borders.
2) Throw out the Muslims and illegal immigrants, including the one in the Whitehouse who is probably both.
Only if “immigration reform” means 0 immigration from death-cult countries.
Not only will they not come out of the woodwork, but more will enter illegally because there’s no means to stop them from doing so. Why would they give up government freebies and stolen goods when most can’t afford the $$ it would cost to become potentially “legal”? Give it up Graham!
Is there a S. Carolina Political Action Group that be immediately mobilized to thwart this?
Stupid RINO fag.
So sick of this tweerp! He and a few other rinos are also ginning up a new look here, not there, meme about ‘enemy combatant’ verses federal prosecution....blahblanblah.
See...that ridiculous debate he thinks will shield the weeny rinos from having to take on Obama in the substance of his utter failure on terrorism. He hopes that it will become a debate that will shield the senate weenies from asking the really hard questions about why we have so many Muslim brotherhood members in the Obama Administration, the uncomfortable questions about CAIR controlling the writing of our FBI manuals and removing Islam and jihadi terrorists completely. And a whole host of other lies this administration is hiding.
Don’t fall for it folks! The bomber, whether we like it or not was a US citizen and must be tried in the courts. I also want all evidence to be heard by the American people. This is a side show distraction IMHO for the above reasons.
Back to bread and circuses comrades...lol.
Sit down, Lindsey!
As long as his sweetheart Johnny tells him to vote for it...he will.
People in SC should take IQ tests so we would know if they are working with a full deck when they renominate and then reelect “Lovable Lindsey”.
One would think that SC people would be embarrassed by “Lovable Lindsey”, but, no, they like the publicity he brings to their state. He’s better known than the Palmetto tree.
SC people must know something we don’t, or maybe they don’t know much of anything. But they are courteous drivers there.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers suspected in the bombings, are of Chechen origin and immigrated to the United States in 2002.
Graham you dumbass, you even acknowledge these guys had IMMIGRATED. Meaning they had arrived her legally. the ILLEGAL immigranst did not arrive here Legally..........
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
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Just FReepmail me.
He needs a good bitch slap! You wanna come along for moral support?
....just take pics...*smiles*
It should cause it to be kicked to the curb immediately.
Fair enough :)
The re verb from his jowls flying all over the place might cause some damage. Hold on to your hat!
Um, Senator, the two bombers WERE identified, well ahead of time. Identifying them did not prevent them from killing and maiming.
You said it! Why the RNC continues to allow this toe tapping toilet fairy to be the face of conservatism on this issue is way beyond me. Every time this, Paul Lynde impersonator mentions he served in my beloved Air Force I become physically ill. Message for the RNC and fawning media—please hide your cameras, they are catnip to Lyndsy and his partner John. Damn! We do have 98 other senators.
Columbia, S.C.The South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance (SCCAA) today launched a statewide television, radio, and Internet ad campaign promoting the bipartisan immigration reform plan being crafted by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and others.
The commercials began airing today across South Carolina.
The plan Senators Graham, Rubio and others are crafting is a conservative approach that first and foremost secures our borders, said Ambassador David Wilkins, the SCCAA board chairman. Illegal immigration has been one of the toughest problems facing our country. As a South Carolina-based organization, we are especially proud of Senator Grahams leadership on this critical issue.
Wilkins also stressed SCCAA supports E-Verify, the employment verification system which prevents the hiring of illegal immigrants. South Carolina led the nation by placing an E-Verify requirement in state law. We are pleased to hear the plan Senators Graham and Rubio are advocating has an E-Verify mandate for the entire nation, he said.
Kathy Bigham, a businesswoman and Republican activist in Rock Hill, S.C. who also serves on the SCCAA board, said conservatives back the new proposal because it is definitely not amnesty.
Added Bigham, Once the borders are secured, those in America illegally would have a path to citizenship that forces them to pay a fine, pay taxes, pass a criminal background check, learn to speak English, and get in the back of the line. The whole process would take at least 13 years to complete, but it likely could take longer. Thats tough but fair.
The South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance was established in 2010 as a nonprofit policy and grassroots organization that promotes conservative solutions for some of the nations most challenging problems.
If anyone wants to call and ‘thank’ Graham, the number is 864-250-1417...not that I would think of overwhelming their telephone system..
You can listen or watch the desperation ad at the link above.