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  • Boehner’s Amnesty Advocate Becky Tallent in Talks with Jeb Bush Campaign for Immigration Adviser Gig

    02/13/2015 11:31:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 2/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent is in talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential presidential campaign for a job, meaning if she takes it she’d leave Boehner’s office. Tallent is former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—having personally crafted the amnesty bill McCain and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced in the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration—and then also worked on immigration policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Jeb’s team is looking to hire Rebecca for policy,” a former George W. Bush White House aide told Breitbart News. “The...
  • Report: Boehner's Secret Amnesty Talks With Obama Revealed

    11/07/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/14 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) warned President Barack Obama again against taking executive action on immigration Thursday, telling Obama he would be playing with matches and risk burning himself. “[H]e’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path,” the House Speaker said. The Wall Street Journal reports that there was additional subtext to Boehner’s warning, specifically a year of discussions — unreported until now by the WSJ — between the two men about achieving a legislative compromise on immigration reform. According to the report in the summer of 2013 Boehner and Obama began discussing ways to...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s ‘get out of jail free’ card for illegal aliens

    05/14/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/14/14 | Washington Times
    Barack Obama opens the prisons as Round 1 in his amnesty scheme A few thousand murderers, rapists, kidnappers and other violent thugs are on the streets, thanks to Barack Obama for handing out a “get out of jail free card” to aliens in the country illegally, no matter how many felonies he or she may have committed. The Center for Immigration Studies provides proof that, last year, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials “freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings.” Those 36,000-plus perps weren’t in jail for jaywalking or keeping a...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP on Immigration

    03/12/2014 5:13:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 3/12/14 | DONNA CASSATA
    A group of Catholic bishops, evangelical leaders and advocates pressured top House Republicans to vote this year on overhauling immigration in a series of private meetings on Wednesday. With legislation stalled in the House and prospects dimming, proponents argued that action is a moral imperative and offered the unique, united front of Catholics and evangelicals imploring the House to move ahead. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle called it an "historic moment" and said they "reaffirmed that every day of delay, the consequences are separated families." The participants, who spoke to The Associated Press, said they received neither assurances of a...
  • Ryan: Immigrant bill unlikely (Last week's GOP Amnesty Retreat a flop?)

    02/03/2014 6:24:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 2/3/14 | Philip Elliott
    Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation was unlikely to pass during this election year. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said distrust of President Obama ran so deep in the Republican caucus that he was skeptical the GOP-led House would pass any immigration measure. He said a plan that put security first could only pass if lawmakers believed the administration would enforce it - an unlikely prospect given Republicans' deep opposition to Obama.
  • To-Do over Tallent (Boehner's new Amnesty Czar and her Cheap Labor Lobby paymasters)

    12/06/2013 7:25:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/6/13 | Andrew Stiles
    Much of the reporting on House Speaker John Boehner’s hiring of Rebecca Tallent to “lead immigration efforts in the House” has focused on her experience as a senior aide to Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) and her work with the late senator Ted Kennedy (D., Mass.) on the failed immigration-reform efforts of 2006–7. Less has been made of her most recent position as director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a think tank founded by a group of former Senate majority leaders from both parties. This association, critics say, is far more relevant to the current immigration...
  • Boehner hire alarms foes of ‘amnesty’ (Former McCain-Kennedy Amnesty Czar Becky Tallent)

    12/06/2013 6:49:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner’s decision to hire a well-known advocate of immigration reform is raising concerns among the House’s most ardent opponents of legislation. Boehner this week announced he was bringing on Rebecca Tallent, a former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who has worked on multiple comprehensive proposals that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The move drew strong praise from immigration reform advocates, who viewed it as a clear signal Boehner intends to bring a bill to the House floor in 2014. But for some opponents of an immigration overhaul, the hire is seen...
  • Boehner Hires McCain’s Amnesty Captain to Handle Immigration (More info on new GOP Amnesty Czar...)

    12/04/2013 6:55:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/13 | Mark Krikorian
    Speaker Boehner’s recent comment that there would be no conference on the Senate bill appears to have been a lawyerly evasion. He has now hired Rebecca Tallent to “lead immigration efforts for the House,” in the words of the press release. Until tomorrow, she’s director of immigration policy for the pro-amnesty Bipartisan Policy Center. She was McCain’s chief of staff, directing his participation in the 2005-07 amnesty battle. Before that she worked for Representative Jim Kolbe, also pushing amnesty.
  • Flashback 2005: McCain-Kennedy bill opens citizenship path (Boehner's Amnesty Czar cowrote bill)

    12/04/2013 6:17:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/2005 | Washington Times
    Key senators yesterday announced that they will introduce a broad immigration overhaul with a multistep path to citizenship for illegal aliens and a new program for foreign workers that could increase yearly legal immigration by 400,000 people. The bill — sponsored by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat — also calls for the government to produce a border security strategy, and encourages Mexico to crack down on immigrant smugglers and take steps to control its own borders. Sponsors said it is not an amnesty because it would require illegal aliens to pay all regular...
  • Flashback: Bipartisan Policy Center Launches New Immigration Task Force

    12/03/2013 12:48:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2/11/13 | Bipartisan Policy Center
    <p>The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is creating a high-level bipartisan task force on immigration - co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell - to develop a politically viable package of policy recommendations and work with Congress to help pass immigration reform.</p>
  • Boehner hires ex-McCain aide to lead House immigration efforts (Amnesty Director, Becky Tallent)

    12/03/2013 12:27:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a new expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, will start her new job as assistant to the Speaker on Wednesday. Her arrival was one of a series of personnel moves Boehner announced on Tuesday. Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), a co-chairman of the think tank’s immigration task force, said Boehner’s decision to bring in Tallent was “affirmation of his strong desire to move legislation in 2014.”
  • Immigration reform: the politics of the possible (by John Boehner's New Amnesty Director...)

    12/03/2013 11:57:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/6/13 | Rebecca Tallent
    Coming out of the 2012 election, comprehensive immigration reform seemed inevitable. The political power of the growing Latino population combined with a newly elected, popular president making reform his top legislative priority seemed like a recipe for fast action. Unfortunately, comprehensive reform has not made it to the president’s desk for a number of political and policy-related reasons. Now, advocates for reform are wondering if the window for legislative action that opens between election cycles has closed. While the government shutdown and looming deadlines for another fiscal crisis are impeding passage this year, there is still an opportunity to make...
  • Boehner Hires Top Tier Immigration Policy Aide (former McCain aide)

    12/03/2013 11:22:28 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies
    TPM ^ | December 3, 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has hired Rebecca Tallent to work on immigration reform. She is currently the immigration policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center. "The Speaker remains hopeful that we can enact step-by-step, common-sense immigration reforms -- the kind of reforms the American people understand and support," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner. "Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort." According to her BPC bio, Tallent has worked as a policy aide on immigration and energy issues to Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and...