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  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Exclusive--Issa Confirms: Drafting Bill to Grant Legal Status to Some Illegal Aliens

    10/23/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokesman for House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) confirmed to Breitbart News on Wednesday that the chairman is currently drafting legislation that would grant legal status to at least some of America’s 11 million illegal immigrants. On Tuesday morning, The Hill reported that Issa was working on such a bill. “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also started work on a bill that would deal with the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and has been briefing stakeholders on it for feedback, according to three people familiar with the matter,” The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez...
  • Senate Immigration Bill Contains $20 Billion Medicaid Mandate

    07/19/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Jul 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    the Senate's controversial immigration reform bill passed in late June contains a Medicaid mandate similar to a provision found in the Affordable Care Act, known to its critics as Obamacare. A little-noticed part of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of S. 744 shows that it would in fact impose a $20 billion Medicaid expansion on states. According to the CBO score of the legislation, this provision would occur over a decade-long period after the President signs the bill. "In assessing the impact of the bill on the federal budget, CBO estimated its effect on federal and state spending for...
  • Sarah Palin rips Rubio on immigration

    06/24/2013 1:17:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2013 | By Cameron Joseph
    Sarah Palin criticized Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by name on Monday for the Senate immigration bill. Palin, in a lengthy Facebook post, blasts the bill as "amnesty," says it won't secure America's borders and compares the Senate's process toward passing it to Democrats' passage of ObamaCare in 2010. She criticized Rubio and other "amnesty suppoters" for opposing an amendment sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) that would have required the completion of more of the border fence before illegal immigrants could receive registered provision immigrant status. "It's beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for this bill is...

    06/22/2013 1:09:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breithbart ^ | June 22, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    On the Senate floor on Friday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) mocked and blistered Karl Rove and his "fat cat" and "country club" pals at American Crossroads for being out of touch with working class Americas on immigration. Sessions, one of the staunchest opponents of the Senate's immigration bill, said Rove "raised a bunch of money for Crossroads to run ads in the last election that was supposed to elect Mr. Romney. Didn't do so well, Karl. Sorry about that. Wish you'd been more effective." American Crossroads wasted more $100 million last year and supported no winning candidates. He suggested Rove...

    06/22/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breihtbart ^ | June 22, 2013 | by WYNTON HALL
    During a Friday floor speech, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the Corker-Hoeven border security amendment would be a boon to the corporate interests who are quietly backing the immigration reform bill. Leahy, who says he will begrudgingly support the Corker-Hoeven immigration amendment offered by the so-called “Gang of Two”—Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND)—says it “reads like a Christmas wish list for Halliburton.” Leahy said the Corker-Hoeven amendment, touted as a "surge" to border security, amounts to a crony capitalist giveaway to the many big money interests quietly backing immigration reform. “I am sure there are...
  • Reid sets July deadline for immigration

    06/06/2013 4:14:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/06/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has set an end-of-month deadline for Senate passage of immigration reform, giving the chamber three weeks to debate legislation on the floor.“We are going to finish the bill before the July 4 recess,” Reid said Thursday. “We need to finish this bill and we’re going to do it as quick as we can.” Reid added that the issue has already been thoroughly discussed in committee. “There are very few pieces of legislation that we’ve had come to the floor in recent years that has been [as] thoroughly discussed, debated and presented as this,” he...
  • Evangelical Group Pushing Immigration Doesn't Legally Exist

    06/02/2013 6:13:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/02/13 | Mike Flynn
    Late last week, The Huffington Post reported that the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelicals supporting the Senate immigration bill, had announced a $250,000 ad buy in support of the legislation. It was part of the Table's 92-day Pray for Reform campaign that also included newspaper and radio ads. Curiously, however, the Evangelical Immigration Table doesn't legally exist as an incorporated political entity or non-profit organization. On Thursday, Breitbart News contacted the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), asking about the organization's structure, how it is governed and where it receives funding. The organization responded Friday in an email to Breitbart...
  • George W. Bush Skeptical of Senate's Immigration Bill

    05/31/2013 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President George W. Bush questioned the political motives of lawmakers behind the immigration bill making its way through the U.S. Senate during an interview with the Huffington Post’s Jon Ward this week.Bush suggested that some in Congress pushing the legislation may be more concerned with winning votes than truly resolving the nation's immigration woes.Ward described the former President’s mindset as a “desire not to criticize the GOP” but offering a “warning about the party's mad dash for immigration reform.” “I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason,” Bush told Ward. “The...
  • Menendez – Looks like we don’t have the votes for that immigration bill after all

    05/25/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7:01 pm on May 25, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    That Gang of 8 thing may not have been such a shoe-in after all. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has come back to report that, despite having sailed through the Judiciary Committee and garnering the support of at least four Republicans, they may still be coming up short.. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez said in an interview with Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two U.S. Senators saying that they want comprehensive immigration reform, that they...
  • Menendez: Immigration bill doesn’t have enough votes to pass Senate (Gang of Eight mega-flop)

    05/25/2013 4:24:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 3 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 5/24/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (Dem-NJ) said Friday that the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill doesn’t have enough votes to pass the Senate. The bill won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-5 vote, but Menendez said it lacks the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate — despite the bill's four Republican co-sponsors. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez said in an interview with the latino channel--Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two U.S....
  • Menendez: Immigration Bill Doesn't Have Votes in Senate

    05/25/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/13 | Ben Shapiro
    According to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the so-called Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill does not have enough votes at this point to pass the Senate. Even though the bill has exited the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 13-5 vote, Menendez says that it will not receive 60 votes thanks to Republican opposition. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez told Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two US Senators saying that they want comprehensive immigration...
  • COULTER: When Did we Vote to Become Mexico?

    05/22/2013 8:52:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 22, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    At first I thought the IRS scandal was leaked to distract from the Benghazi scandal. But that didn’t make sense because the IRS scandal is a more obvious abuse of power than the White House lying about the murder of four Americans in Libya. Before I had resolved which scandal was distracting from which, we found out the Department of Justice was spying on The Associated Press —not to protect national security, but to prevent the AP from scooping the White House. Then, this week, it broke that the Department of Justice was also spying on Fox News for reasons...
  • Over 150 conservative leaders, groups sign letter opposing Gang of 8 bill

    05/21/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Caroline May
    Over 150 conservative leaders, groups and grassroots activists have signed an open letter opposing the Senate immigration reform bill. “We write to express our serious concerns regarding the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, S. 744. We oppose this bill and urge you to vote against it when it comes to the Senate floor,” the letter to be released Tuesday and obtained by The Daily Caller reads. ”No matter how well intentioned, the Schumer-Rubio bill suffers from fundamental design flaws that make it unsalvageable. Many of us support various parts of the legislation, but the overall package is so unsatisfactory that...
  • 5 myths about amnesty for illegal immigrants in Senate bill

    05/14/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jon Feere,
    1. They must pay back taxes Jon Feere is the legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies. Despite claims from amnesty advocates, the bill does not contain a requirement that illegal immigrants pay back taxes for the many years they have been working off the books. The only requirement in the bill is that illegal immigrants must iron out any existing problems they may have with the IRS. If the IRS has ever audited the illegal immigrant and requested payment of unpaid taxes, they would be required to pay them before receiving amnesty. The reality is that the...
  • President Barack Hussein Obama and Beyond

    11/14/2008 8:14:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies · 509+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | James Atticus Bowden
    Congratulations to President-elect Barack Hussein Obama for his symbolic victory. However ill gotten the gains, a black man was elected President of the United States of America. There is no racial barrier to the most powerful position in the world. That’s good news for anyone who imagined there was such a barrier in 2008. It may be catharsis for some Americans who suffer from white guilt. But, it won’t satisfy Liberals who see the world in their trinity of race, class and gender(s) identity politics. It won’t be enough for the Liberal human secularists who seek socialism, multi-culturalism, national subservience...
  • Illegal Aliens are Very Special People

    09/06/2008 5:54:18 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 69 replies · 257+ views
    Vanity | September 6, 2008 | Tennessee Nana
    It is interesting to note the wording about the issue of national security and immigration in the Republican Party platform for this election cycle. By adding a misbegotten phase to the end of some pseudo reassuring sentences, the Republicans have sent an alarm through a group of hold outs that they may have been hoping to win to their side. What did the Republican platform committee intend as the exact meaning of the fragment that was tucked at the end of one of a sentence; “except as provided by federal law”? The complete sentence appears to be strong and nationalist:...
  • Annual "Hold Their Feet to The Fire 2008" Talk Radio Rally - Sept. 10-11, Washington, D.C.

    08/16/2008 8:50:29 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies · 972+ views
    Radio Row to Showcase the Largest Gathering Ever of Radio Hosts Broadcasting Together Live as a Unified Voice Demanding Immigration Enforcement, Secure Borders and No Amnesty. Federation for American Immigration Reform Congressional Task Force (FAIRCTF) announces September 10th and 11th as the dates for its annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire in Washington, D.C. Currently 20 radio hosts are confirmed to broadcast live from Radio Row with upwards of 50 to 75 others expected, thus doubling the size of the broadcast over previous years. In spring of 2007, 37 radio talk hosts attended Hold Their Feet to the Fire...
  • Virginia Illegal Immigration: Crime skyrockets in 1 county, plummets right next door

    07/28/2008 4:23:45 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 122 replies · 219+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 27, 2008
    WASHINGTON – One of the wealthiest counties in America reports crime skyrocketing by 22 percent in the first quarter of 2008, while its neighbor saw crime plummet by 19.3 percent in the same time period – coinciding with a get-tough policy on illegal immigration. Prince William County in Northern Virginia, a bedroom community for the nation's capital, made national news late last year with a crackdown on illegal immigration that supervisors believed was triggering higher crime and lower living standards. Prince William County reported a 19.3 percent decline in crime, with chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart...
  • We The People Endorse Duncan Hunter in 2008

    11/16/2007 11:05:12 PM PST · by thelastinkling · 122 replies · 71+ views ^ | 11/17/07 | SK Johnson
    Earlier this year, the masses of this great country rose up and took a stand against a detestable amnesty bill that was heading to Congress. The PEOPLE of this country, by their patriotism and passion, helped change the direction of this country. It stands as a testament to what we can do as a people when we stand up for what we believe in. There are many great challenges facing our country. As I write this, I am remembering the 1/3 of my generation that has been murdered thanks to Roe vs. Wade. I am reminded of our out of...
  • Wednesday Cloture Vote Set For DREAM Act Amnesty Bill

    10/23/2007 8:33:09 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 69 replies · 167+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | October 23, 2007
    (October 23) Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed to invoke cloture on S. 2205, Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) new stand-alone DREAM Act amnesty bill. The cloture vote, for which 60 YES votes are necessary to prevent a filibuster on the measure, is set for Wednesday, October 24. Reid is attempting to bring this nightmarish amnesty bill to the floor under Senate Rule XIV without it ever having been debated in committee. Click here for more background on the DREAM Act. It is imperative that NumbersUSA members call their senators today to ask them to vote...
  • (Lindsey)Graham Statement on Immigration Reform Bill

    06/30/2007 2:06:10 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 112 replies · 2,616+ views
    “Several months ago, I met with President Bush at the White House to discuss our out-of-control problems with illegal immigration. He asked me if I would help him push immigration reform through Congress and I gave him my word I would. I support President Bush and admire his leadership. I will be forever grateful for his work to try and solve this difficult problem. “President Bush and I made it clear we would not compromise on our guiding principle that securing our nation’s borders must be our first priority. Our plan made unprecedented efforts and provided over $4.4 billion in...

    06/29/2007 8:59:54 AM PDT · by ZULU · 48 replies · 1,031+ views
    New Jersey Governor ^ | June 28, 2007 | Jon Corzine
    NEWS RELEASE: Governor Jon S. Corzine June 28, 2007 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Press Office - 609-777-2600 GOVERNOR CORZINE'S STATEMENT ON THE FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL I am very disappointed to learn that Congress will not be able to complete its work on much needed comprehensive immigration reform. We are a nation of immigrants and we should be proud of our country’s tradition and roots. I believe in comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship and a process that encourages and promotes self-sufficiency and enables our immigrant population to continue contributing fully to our society....

    06/28/2007 6:42:07 AM PDT · by CHEE · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Freedom Folks Web Site ^ | 06/27/07 | James Kole
    This is a video song that is GREAT titled "The Amnesty Bill Blues, Also featured on Michelle's site.
  • George Voinovich ‘Has Not Indicated’ on Immigration-Bill Cloture; Help Him Decide

    06/26/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 819+ views
    BizzyBlog ^ | June 25, 2007 | TBlumer
    UPDATE, 10:30 p.m. — Porkopolis was his usual tenacious self, and copied me on an e-mail response he received from Ms. Garrett A.K. Silverman, George Voinovich’s Press Secretary, which is as follows: While Sen. Voinovich thinks the current bill is far from perfect, he strongly supports border security and a way to bring people out of the shadows. He will continue to try to make this bill better—in his eyes, the status quo is not a possibility. I don’t take a lot of comfort in that.UPDATE: Just heard Hannity mention Voinovich as not having decided and quote (without appellation, but...
  • Could the Amnesty Bill be the end of the Democratic party as we know it?

    06/16/2007 6:36:50 AM PDT · by Slick91 · 70 replies · 1,686+ views
    First, I am not advocating this bill, I oppose it on many issues. But, one thing that I havn’t seen talked about is the possibility of what could happen to the Dems in the long term aspect of unintended consequences. It’s a safe assumption that these 12-20 million illegal (Hispanic) aliens will become registered voters and will in all likelihood vote Democrat in their local elections. We also know good and well that many more "family" members will be following soon after. It seems to me that they will over time also become VERY active in the political process once...
  • Bush Gets Hero's Welcome in Albania on Heels of Kosovo Takeover; Fiesta in Mexico Next?

    06/12/2007 2:11:26 AM PDT · by DTA · 28 replies · 851+ views
    The American Cronicle ^ | 2007-06-11 | Tony Dolz
    NOT A DIME TO THE RNC President Bush’s popularity and relevancy is plummeting to abysmally low levels. His unpopularity is only surpassed by that of, for example, the bi-partisan group of Senators who secretly plotted to give amnesty to up to 20 million illegal aliens currently employed by their political contributors. Let me illustrate why some Americans mistrust members of Congress even more than they mistrust the President. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a patriot, introduced an amendment to the President’s amnesty bill (SB-1348) excluding vicious convicted gang members, felons, fugitive felons and terrorists from qualifying for amnesty and a...
  • KrokTalk No Amnesty Protest Rally In Atlanta 6/08/07

    06/10/2007 1:04:37 AM PDT · by allrighty · 3 replies · 617+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/08/07 | Just Build The Fence
    Hey Folks, I just posted this video that I made from some video and pics I took at the immigration shamnesty bill protest Rally in Atlanta 6/07/07. Go check it out!
  • Howie Carr live thread 6/8/07

    06/08/2007 10:02:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 392+ views ^ | 6/8/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread
  • Illegals bill hits Senate roadblock

    06/06/2007 6:00:31 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies · 1,026+ views
    Wa Times ^ | 6/6/07 | Dinan
    The immigration deal foundered yesterday, on the verge of collapse under its own weight just days after it appeared to have a clear path to pass the Senate. By late in the afternoon, Republicans were accusing Democrats of trying to "stuff" them, and Democrats said Republicans were trying to kill the bill by obstructing the process. Both sides were saying they don't know whether the process can be put back on track. A showdown is scheduled for tomorrow, when Democrats said they will force a vote to set a time limit on the bill, and Republicans have promised to block...
  • McCain: Exploiting immigration for politics makes problem worse

    06/03/2007 2:56:43 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 56 replies · 1,134+ views ^ | 06/03/07 | AP
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Sen. John McCain will deliver a message Monday to the other Republican presidential candidates: opposing an immigration bill for political gain will only make worse the problems of undocumented immigrants and an unsecured border. McCain plans to talk about the bill at an event here Monday, and excerpts of his prepared remarks take aim at other Republicans in the race. "I would hope they wouldn't play politics for their own interests if the cost of their ambition was to make this problem even harder to solve," McCain said in the prepared remarks obtained by The Associated...
  • S. 1348: FULL TEXT of the comprehensive immigration reform bill

    05/19/2007 8:34:18 PM PDT · by LFOD777 · 105 replies · 5,239+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 5/9/2007 | Sen Reid, Harry
    Let's get to work! Time to uncover the fine print in this monster Comprehensive Invasion Bill
  • Let Illegal Aliens Support Amnesty RINOs

    05/31/2006 5:37:20 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 30 replies · 483+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 30, 2006 | Mac Johnson
    Quick: What do 61% of Republican and 10% of Democrat Senators have in common? They represent America—at least on the issue of immigration. These numbers, drawn from the recorded vote on last week’s disastrous amnesty-granting immigration “reform” bill in the Senate, starkly illustrate two related insights about the ongoing illegal immigration crisis. One is that, despite gleeful media reports that “Congressional Republicans” are at odds with most of their supporters on the immigration issue, the great majority of Republican congressmen are not. Let the pro-amnesty RINOs (El RINOs?) get their support from the illegal aliens they believe they are so...
  • HRES 365 EH In the House of Representatives, U.S

    03/13/2002 5:29:58 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies · 758+ views ^ | March 12, 2002 | In the House of Representatives
    HRES 365 EH H. Res. 365In the House of Representatives, U.S.,March 12, 2002. Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution, the House shall be considered to have taken from the Speaker's table the bill H.R. 1885, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to have concurred in the Senate amendment with the following amendments: (1) Amend the title so as to read: `An Act to enhance the border security of the United States, and for other purposes.'. (2) In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the amendment of the Senate, insert the following: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE;...
  • House clears amnesty bill

    03/12/2002 9:18:45 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 292+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/13/02 | Dave Boyer
    <p>The House, under pressure from President Bush to reach out to Hispanics, narrowly approved a bill last night that would grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.</p> <p>The bill was approved 275-137, one vote more than the two-thirds majority needed under the special rules with which it was brought to the floor. Opponents credited a furious grass-roots campaign by immigration reform groups that nearly succeeded in defeating the measure.</p>