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  • Immigration Reform Can't Wait

    06/18/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2014 | Rupert Murdoch
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers. When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor's loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single,...
  • Jeb Bush: America's Immigration System Should Be More like Canada's

    04/27/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said that illegal immigration is like an "act of love" and promoted amnesty at a "Davos in the Desert" education conference in Arizona. Now, the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has suggested that parts of America's immigration system should be more like Canada's. Jeb Bush ✔ @JebBush Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken one? http://t.co/gT1Zby7xZL 5:03 PM - 23 Apr 2014 Skilled immigrants to be offered 'express entry' to Canada in 2015 The Canadian government is forging ahead with anew immigration system that will offer "express entry"...
  • Obama announces (most comprehensive since end of the Cold War) sanctions on Russian officials

    03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. The sanctions are the most comprehensive since the end of the Cold War. Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment.
  • California Democrats Push 'Comprehensive' Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

    01/12/2014 12:59:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Following the passage of a lead ammunition ban and a plethora of new gun control laws in 2013, California Democrats now say they will push for "comprehensive" background checks on all ammunition purchases in the state. According to The Washington Post, CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (D) said, "Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked." He said it ought not be so: "The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or long gun or the high-powered...
  • A Modest Proposal for Really Comprehensive Legislation (Satire)

    07/23/2013 12:40:58 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 23, 2013 | Dan Miller
    We have had comprehensive legislation on medical care and immigration reform. Comprehensive is "Good." Reform is "Good." So let's do it right! And, of course, turn about is fair play.The beauty of comprehensive legislation is that nobody knows what's in it or what it means until (if ever) long after it passes and gets signed into law. ObamaCare? Few if any of our brilliant (or, for that matter, not-so-brilliant)members of the Congress knew what it would or could mean when they voted for it. Read it? It was far too long and complicated for that, and they had far more...
  • "Comprehensive" Immigration Reform and Severe Indigestion

    07/15/2013 12:05:19 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Even First Lady Michelle would caution against consuming an entire ten course meal in one mouthful anddirect instead that each bite be chewedseparately andthoroughly, swallowed cautiously and then digested. Comprehensive immigration reform has more than ten courses, yet we are in danger of swallowing an entire garbage pail full without even examining the contents.Comprehensive reform in generalAddressing all aspects of complicated matter in one swell foop,demanded quickly because "we can't wait," often turns out to have been a serious blunder.That happened with ObamaCare and could easily happen again should comprehensive immigration "reform" produce an even worse situation than now exists...
  • Champion of Freedom Award Luncheon (RINOS Reward amnesty-pushers)

    06/21/2013 5:31:07 PM PDT · by magna carta · 1 replies
    TFRW.ORG ^ | June 2013 | Kim Chambers
    TFRW will be honoring Brad Bailey, the 2013 Champion of Freedom Award recipient, at a luncheon on June 25th at Brennan’s of Houston.TFRW is recognizing Mr. Bailey for his hard work educating the public on the urgent need for comprehensive, conservative and market‐oriented reforms to our currently broken immigration process. Mr. Bailey has been a key resource for TFRW leaders on the immigration issue and has spoken to dozens of TFRW clubs.
  • Six Strange Beliefs About Immigration: A Reply to Jennifer Rubin

    05/08/2013 7:10:47 AM PDT · by John Q. Patriot · 7 replies
    John Q. Patriot ^ | May 8, 2013 | John Q. Patriot
    In her recent Washington Post article (Why should Republicans favor immigration reform? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/04/28/why-should-republicans-favor-immigration-reform/), Jennifer Rubin claims that the majority of Republicans embrace several core beliefs about immigration. I have not met the majority of Republicans, so I cannot definitively address the truth of that particular claim. But I can address the validity of her ideas in and of themselves. Her piece is a reflective of a mindset widely but irrationally embraced by establishment Republicans. According to their way of thinking, the Republican Party should secure its electoral future by bending far enough to the left on immigration to secure a...
  • Rand Paul: Voters Ready for libertarian Republican

    02/17/2013 11:35:25 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 203 replies
    POLITICO ^ | MANU RAJU
    Sen. Rand Paul says he'll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate. "I would absolutely not run unless it were to win," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "Points have been made, and we we will continue to make points. But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming the Libertarian Republican narrative." Voters want a "different face," he said. In order to expand the party's reach, Paul believes the GOP should embrace candidates who are willing to push a...
  • 5 Reasons Amnesty Would Be Political Suicide For The Republican Party

    11/13/2012 7:46:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hawkins
    Of all the misguided, corrupt and deranged ideas floating around inside the D.C. bubble, perhaps the single worst one is giving illegal aliens amnesty as part of some sort of attempt to capture the Hispanic vote. If the GOP were to pursue a policy that primarily benefits corrupt business owners, the government of Mexico, and Democrats at the expense of our country and our own base, we'd truly deserve the "Stupid Party" moniker that has so often been hung around our neck. This policy wouldn't be a calculated risk or even a longshot; it would be a game of Russian...
  • Obama: I've got 'five years' left to solve immigration

    02/23/2012 11:28:49 AM PST · by ColdOne · 132 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/23/12 | BYRON TAU
    In an interview with Univision Radio, President Obama said that he has 'five years' left in his presidency to figure out issues like comprehensive immigration reform. Striking a confident note about his reelection prospects, Obama assured a largely Hispanic audience that he has not given up on getting an immigration bill done one that would provide a pathway to citizenship. "My presidency is not over," Obama told Univision's Eddie Piolin Sotelo "Ive got another five years coming up. Were going to get this done." Obama also said that Hispanic voters would ultimately face an easy choice in deciding between...
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Traitors in the White house

    06/22/2010 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/22/10 | alaphiah
    President Obama swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.Presidential Oath If what Arizonas Sen. Kyl is alleging is true and correct president Barry Hussein Soetoro and the Democrat Party are engaged in an ongoing conspiratorial act of treason against the United States of America for political advantage and gain. That act is called Comprehensive Immigration Reform. (see...
  • "Comprehensive Malpractice Reform", "Comprehensive Border Control Reform"

    06/17/2010 7:08:23 AM PDT · by cartervt2k · 89+ views
    Me | 6/17/2010 | Me
    Some legislative ideas for the new Congress. Any "comprehensive reform" bills must be good, right? Let's send them to the emperor's desk, and make him veto them. Another possible idea: single-payer litigation services (the right to file a claim is a God-given, Constitutional right, right?) Discuss.
  • Ariz. Gov. Brewer, Obama meet to discuss immigration enforcement

    06/03/2010 9:25:08 PM PDT · by upchuck · 7 replies · 433+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 4, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Thursday that President Obama assured her that he would send White House staff members to her state to talk with officials about efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The governor said her meeting with Obama in the Oval Office was cordial, despite their disagreement over the widely criticized state law she signed in April, which gave police greater powers to enforce federal immigration laws. The White House said Obama would like Brewer to work with him to help pass comprehensive changes to the immigration system that would provide a path to citizenship for those...
  • If its Comprehensive, Throw it Out

    02/18/2010 10:29:55 AM PST · by SalAOR · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 2/18/2010 | Sal
    Victor Davis Hansen has written a piece entitled Beware of Comprehensive Anything, in which he details how Comprehensive legislation rarely becomes law, and any that does is usually disastrous. Just take a look at the Comprehensive bills or strategies weve had in the past few years: * Comprehensive health care reform * Comprehensive climate change reform (cap-and-trade) * Comprehensive reset of foreign policy * Comprehensive immigration reform * Comprehensive social security reform As much as I would have liked to see the last item enacted, Hansen has a point. Americans are resistant to sweeping change, and it has proven to...
  • McCain denies flip-flop charge on immigration

    06/27/2008 11:09:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies · 73+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | une 27, 2008 | EUNICE MOSCOSO
    WASHINGTON A group of Hispanic lawmakers Friday accused GOP presidential candidate John McCain of "flip-flopping" on immigration."Is it comprehensive immigration reform, or is it enforcement?" asked Iris Y. Martinez, a Democratic state senator from Illinois. "He can't have either/or it has to be one."A McCain spokesperson denounced the accusations as "a pathetic, partisan ploy."The comments came at a press conference during the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials annual gathering. McCain and presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama are scheduled to appear before the NALEO convention separately today as they wage an aggressive battle for Latino...
  • Mexican attorney general: U.S., Mexico need comprehensive strategy

    03/12/2008 12:55:51 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 372+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 Mar 2008 | BRENDAN McKENNA
    The United States and Mexico need to hammer out a sweeping strategic vision for the future of the two countries, Mexico's attorney general told officials Wednesday. Security, drug trafficking, immigration, trade and economic intervention are components of that comprehensive vision, said Eduardo Medina Mora. We cannot organize just one aspect of that. Mr. Mora, speaking at the U.S.-Mexico Congressional Border Issues conference at a gathering in the Library of Congress, emphasized the links and connections between many of the issues facing both countries. The approach on the border has to be a comprehensive one, he said. You cannot build trade...
  • Backroom Negotiations in House May Bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform "Lite" to the Floor!

    02/14/2008 10:50:30 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 349+ views
    American Patrol ^ | 14 Feb 2008 | FAIR
    February 14, 2008 0948 PST (APR) Capitol Hill news sources have been buzzing for the past 48 hours about backroom negotiations in the House of Representatives that may bring comprehensive immigration reform "lite" to the floor. Congressional Quarterly reports that Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, is leading the fight for legislation that would provide a five-year amnesty visa to illegal aliens currently in the U.S. Baca said the five-year amnesty visas would be available to illegal aliens who can "prove they have a job, pay taxes and pass a criminal background check." (Congressional Quarterly Today,...
  • Immigration bill gets a hearing

    09/07/2007 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Delacon · 17 replies · 461+ views
    OC Register ^ | September 7, 2007 | VANJA PETROVIC
    Subcommittee takes testimony on the issue despite earlier failure of a similar bill. WASHINGTON - Although the debate about a comprehensive immigration overhaul was stopped cold in the Senate earlier this year, the House immigration subcommittee held a hearing on the issue Thursday. The session, called by subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. Zoe Lofgren, came as a surprise because there is nearly no possibility of an immigration bill getting through Congress before the 2008 presidential election. The hearing examined the STRIVE Act, which would toughen the nation's borders, create a new guest worker program, require employers to verify the legal status of...
  • Congress holds new hearing on immigration bill

    09/06/2007 6:03:53 PM PDT · by Delacon · 89 replies · 1,321+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | September 06, 2007 | Ephraim Schwartz
    The STRIVE Act may still be in play and, with it, higher H-1B caps It appears that the STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy) Act of 2007 isn't quite dead after all. On Thursday, the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees Border Security, and International Law convened and on its first day took written statements from witnesses on the bill. The comprehensive immigration bill that caused such a furor earlier this year, mainly over the issue of whether it was offering amnesty to illegal immigrants, also addressed the H-1B visa cap. The cap, now set at 65,000, with...
  • Issa Joins Anti-Illigal Immigration Caucus

    06/04/2007 1:30:11 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 22 replies · 964+ views
    NCTimes.com: North County Times, The Californian ^ | Mon, June 4, 2007 | Edward Sifuentes
    NORTH COUNTY ---- Rep. Darrell Issa, a Vista Republican who has been considered in some circles a relative moderate on immigration matters, has joined a caucus of anti-illegal immigration lawmakers. Issa, R-Vista, announced last week that he had joined the Immigration Reform Caucus, a predominantly hard-line Republican group founded in 1999 by conservative members of Congress opposed to illegal immigration. His move comes at a critical time, as the U.S. Senate continues debating a controversial immigration reform bill that would pave the way to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become legal residents. Immigration analysts on both sides...
  • Comprehensive Crack-Up?

    05/31/2007 3:10:09 AM PDT · by OneHun · 54 replies · 1,319+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/31/2007 | W. James Antle III
    Comprehensive Crack-Up? By W. James Antle III Published 5/31/2007 12:09:09 AM When President Bush traveled to Georgia Tuesday to promote the Senate immigration bill, he didn't sound like he was happy with the way the debate was going. "If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill's an amnesty bill," he complained. "That's empty political rhetoric trying to scare our citizens." And that's not the rhetoric of a politician who feels like he is currently winning a policy battle. This debate wasn't supposed to get so heated. When a bipartisan group of senators announced the...
  • Remarks by President Bush on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (5/29/07)

    05/29/2007 11:32:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,319+ views
    Tom Steed Building Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Glynco, Georgia 11:31 A.M. EDT WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush on comprehensive immigration reform: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Please be seated -- unless, of course, you don't have a chair. Thanks for having me. I'm honored to be here at the headquarters of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I don't know whether you realize this, or not, but the government originally planned to open this center inside the Capital Beltway. No one looks very sad that they...
  • 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
  • Live Thread: Chertoff on Hannity Discussing Immigration Bill

    05/17/2007 2:02:52 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 58 replies · 1,665+ views
    The Sean Hannity Show (KABC 79.0, Los Angeles) | truthkeeper
    Michael Chertoff will be on Sean Hannity's show at the top of the hour to discuss the immigration bill. I thought some FReepers might be interested in hearing the spin du jour on this one.
  • "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" to be Introduced Tomorrow!

    03/21/2007 9:32:35 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 72 replies · 1,553+ views
    fairus.org ^ | 03.21.07
    March 21, 2007 Yesterday, Congressmen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) held a conference call with reporters in which they announced their intention to introduce a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill on Thursday. There were few substantive details released at that time, but sources tell us that at the very least, the bill will contain some sort of amnesty provision for illegal aliens currently in the United States. This morning, CongressDaily reports that Congressmen Flake and Gutierrez, who had been participating in negotiations with Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) about the components of a new immigration bill,...
  • Bush seeks unity on immigration -Reaches out to Democrats to craft new bill (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2006 10:36:38 AM PST · by jmc813 · 102 replies · 1,730+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11-27-2006 | Rick Klein
    The White House is reaching out to leading congressional Democrats on the issue of overhauling immigration, hoping to build a bipartisan coalition to support a "guest worker" program and provide a path to legalized status for many undocumented immigrants, lawmakers and administration officials said. President Bush has expressed an eagerness to work with Democrats on the issue in private meetings with lawmakers and in public statements, as he seeks to strike a new tone with Democrats who will be in control of Congress for the final two years of his presidency. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who is...
  • House Leader Boehner Refuses to Rule Out Immigration Deal With Senate [Rep.Hayworth No To Shamnesty]

    09/11/2006 8:46:31 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 88 replies · 1,504+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 11, 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    House Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) last week would not rule out passing a comprehensive immigration bill before Congress recesses for the mid-term elections. When a reporter asked him if it was realistic to assume Congress would not pass such a bill in the limited time left on the legislative calendar, he replied, That is not fair. Boehner said that conversations about the overall bill, the larger bill, are going to continue, but suggested alternative methods to secure the border were being planned. You will see us, I think, again this month, move to include additional money for fencing on...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 08-05-06

    08/05/2006 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies · 516+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 08-05-06 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryAugust 5, 2006 President's Radio Address Audio In Focus: Immigration THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, my Administration met a key objective in our efforts to better secure our Nation's border. In May, I pledged to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard members to support the Border Patrol, and we fulfilled that pledge by August 1st. Through Operation Jump Start, National Guard members are now on duty supporting the Border Patrol in Texas, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Radio Address 200620052004200320022001 Radio Interviews 20052004 On Thursday, I visited the Rio Grande Valley...
  • Bush to talk at Omaha Latino center(Wednesday, 6/7/06)

    06/02/2006 9:46:32 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 15 replies · 1,037+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jake Thompson
    Bush to talk at Omaha Latino center BY JAKE THOMPSON WORLD-HERALD BUREAU -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON - When President Bush visits Omaha next week to promote broad-based immigration reform, he probably will get a warm welcome but little talk of compromise from four area congressmen and a senator who all insist on border enforcement first. The president is to arrive in Omaha on Tuesday night, then speak Wednesday morning at the Juan Diego Center, 5211 S. 31st St., the White House said today. The president will call for comprehensive immigration legislation at the community center, which offers bilingual counseling, immigration aid and...
  • Reid: America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    05/15/2006 8:21:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 913+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 5/15/06 | Harry Reid
    WASHINGTON, May 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on President Bush's speech tonight on comprehensive immigration reform. A fact check on the President's record on immigration is attached below. "We need a long-term strategy to fix our broken immigration system. Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and bring 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. The president got off to a good start tonight, but now he must stand up to right-wing members of his own party who are working to block Senate action. He...
  • US Army to Inspect Suspected Chemical Site

    03/24/2003 6:00:02 PM PST · by I'mPeach · 7 replies · 235+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 25, 2003 | Caroline Glick
    US forces secured the suspected chemical plant in Najah on Monday, as 12 civilians were caught attempting to transport a truckload of AK-47 rifles to the site. These dozen men were added to the 54 Iraqi officers and soldiers, including a general,who surrendered to the 2-7 mechanized infantry battalion during Sunday's raid of the huge camouflaged complex. Senior army sources told this reporter that the army is concerned with the sensitive status of the site. Specialists from an army "exploitation team" will arrive at the complex Tuesday to conduct comprehensive inspections, they said.
  • A New Strategy for Racial Quotas: "Comprehensive Review" (By Walter Williams)

    08/13/2002 2:29:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies · 733+ views
    capitalism magazine ^ | By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002) | By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002)
    http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2002/march/ww_quotas.htmA New Strategy for Racial Quotas: "Comprehensive Review" By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002)If your father beats your mother up or abandons her, or you've made a few suicide attempts, you're moved up a notch or two over the more academically qualified students who are short on familial pathology. [CAPITALISMMAGAZINE.COM] In 1996, California's voters passed Proposition 209, which outlawed racial quotas for college admission. That didn't mean the end of the quest for racial quotas and the euphemisms for it: affirmative action, diversity and multiculturalism. The diversity lobby has rigged up a new and devious way around the law...