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  • House moves toward vote on border deal (Senate Conference in Aug, Mass Amnesty in Sept?)

    08/01/2014 10:01:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/14 | JAKE SHERMAN, JOHN BRESNAHAN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    After a day of embarrassing failures, House Republican leadership inched toward bringing a new emergency funding bill for the border crisis to the floor Friday. The new legislation — described to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting in the Capitol — uses revised language from Texas Rep. John Carter, Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt and Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston to change a 2008 trafficking law that made it harder to deport children from countries other than Canada and Mexico. The bill is more costly than than the legislation that had to be yanked from the floor Thursday. The latest version sends...
  • Kiss of Death? Harry Reid Plans to Add Gang of Eight to ‘Meaningless’ House Border Bill

    07/29/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announced his plan to add the ‘Gang of Eight’ comprehensive immigration legislation to any border crisis package that House Republicans might pass, a revelation so likely to diminish conservative support for the bill that it suggests he’s trying to spike the House package. “If they pass that, maybe it’s an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform,” Reid told reporters Tuesday when asked about the House Republican border package produced by Texas Representative Kay Granger’s working group.
  • The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattala – The Real Motive For The Obama Administration’s Recent Arrest…

    06/18/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by drypowder · 22 replies
    Ahmed Abu Khattala is directly connected to the covert transfer of U.S. arms from Qatar to Libya in the initial 2011 decision to arm the Benghazi “rebels”. Against the backdrop of recent discoveries about Qatar giving some of the aforementioned arms, specifically stinger missiles, to the Taliban in Afghanistan - Khattala became a risk of exposure to the White House. They needed to throw a bag over him.
  • CIA Operation “Zero Footprint”, Qatar, Benghazi and The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattal(Vid/Photo's)

    06/18/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | June 18 2014 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: CIA Operation “Zero Footprint”, Qatar, Benghazi and The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattala – The Real Motive For The Obama Administration’s Recent Arrest//// Yesterday, it was announced the Obama administration had moved on Sunday to arrest a Benghazi al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Abu Khattala. Many people, including Fox’s James Rosen pointed particular questions to the State Dept. about “why now”? As unbelievable as this might sound, the most likely answer has little to do with what’s currently being pondered as a motive for this administration, “squirrel”. The reality is within the Bergdahl deal, and the GITMO-5 to Qatar, there...
  • Blowback! U.S. trained ISIS at secret Jordan base

    06/17/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by detective · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 6/16/2014 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq. The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any...
  • Carter: We must repeal Obama’s immigration policies

    05/24/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Rep. John Carter
    The humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding along the Southwest border and, in particular, in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, is nothing shy of tragic. In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that 6,500 unaccompanied children illegally crossed the Southwest border into the United States. In 2014, CBP is estimating that number to rise ten-fold, to at least 66,000 children. Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled, trafficked, exploited and even abused by vast criminal networks to a point in which our federal law enforcement agencies are being overwhelmed. Something must be done and done immediately.
  • Is Your Illegal Alien Landscaper a Mexican Cartel Killer? This One Was.

    12/26/2013 8:31:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | TRN
    Would you like me to trim the hedges, Seńora? Ok, right after I clean my silencer.- "They just come here to work".That's all we hear from advocates for a massive amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. Or we hear that they are all valedictorians. Of course we never -- ever -- hear about illegal alien criminals from the mainstream media or feckless politicians. Well one of the "hard workers" mowing lawns and trimming trees in Sacramento was hiding quite a violent and disturbing past. He was a Mexican cartel hitman, with the blood of more than half a...
  • Cardinal Maradiaga’s Poisonous Fruit

    11/10/2013 4:46:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 67 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 19, 2013 | John Zmirak
    Vaticanologists are making much of a major speech by one of the eight cardinals the pope has designated as leaders of reform, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. The speech is ambitious: It offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Church’s role in politics, and of the government in economics. The cardinal makes bold, sweeping assertions in a tone as confident as Karl Marx or Ayn Rand: “With the New Evangelization we restart (start anew) from the beginning: we once more become the Church as proclaimer, servant, and Samaritan.” Does the cardinal really mean that the Church ever ceased to be these things?...
  • Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues

    11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform. McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging. McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in a 1,200-page comprehensive bill. Rubio has said the Senate should not try to merge its comprehensive bill with a piecemeal measure coming out of the House. McCain's ally,...
  • Obama's Immigration Pivot Is Politically Self-Serving

    10/17/2013 5:40:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: With the budget deal done, President Obama is pivoting to immigration in a gambit to distract from his economic failures and divide the GOP. But is it good for the country? For a leader who's dispensed so much bad medicine to his country — from the botched rollout of health reform to the endless debt debacle over government spending — it's almost surreal to see him make his next priority amnesty for illegal immigrants, an idea about as popular with the public as ObamaCare. But that's Obama's agenda, and the only thing we can conclude is that immigration reform...
  • “GOP Immigration Plan Devised by Communist Party”

    07/11/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Trevor Loudon/ James Simpson
    The U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration-reform plan, as well as a strikingly similar plan now being backed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and a bi-partisan House “Gang,” both offer the “roadmap to citizenship” originally conceived and carefully developed by members of the Communist Party USA working within the Democratic Party and the radical left activist network for the purpose of using amnestied illegals to build a “permanent progressive majority.” That is the inescapable conclusion readers will draw after reading the forthcoming book by acclaimed researcher and blogger Trevor Loudon, titled “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the...

    10/01/2013 1:50:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/1/2013 | Tony Lee
    In the midst of the government shutdown debate, House Republicans are "quietly" working to advance immigration reform "beneath the radar."  "Don't start an obituary for immigration reform just yet," Fox News Latino declared on Monday.  "Despite the appearance that would suggest everyone in Washington is focused on one thing, work is going on on other issues beneath the radar," said Tamar Jacoby, head of ImmigrationWorks USA, which is described as "a coalition of small businesses that supports comprehensive immigration legislation."According to Fox News Latino, "while the spotlight on Congress is on the partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill – no matter what it says – because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...
  • House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

    09/30/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/30/13 | ERICA WERNER
    Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

    09/30/2013 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/30/2013 | ERICA WERNER
    Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama's health care law. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has been discussing possible legal status for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He's also been working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a fellow Virginia Republican, on a bill offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. Reps....
  • McCain: If the Administration Doesn’t Enforce Border Security Provisions, ‘We Can Go To Court’

    08/28/2013 2:37:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 27, 2013 - 3:10 PM | Eric Scheiner
    When asked how voters could be confident that the Department of Homeland Security will enforce the border security elements of the Senate's “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) replied that “we can go to court.” “We have the court system. That’s the way our government runs. If the executive branch does not enforce laws, then we can go to court and make sure tat those laws are enforced,” McCain said Tuesday while participating in an immigration town hall. …
  • Union Leaders Prepare for Final Push on Immigration; Ignore Member Concerns

    08/12/2013 9:54:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 12, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    "Comprehensive immigration reform," like virtually any initiative containing the magic word "comprehensive," looks good on the surface. But the details of the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the Senate in June by a 68-32 margin reveal a lot gone wrong underneath. Oblivious to this, top union leaders are gearing up for an all-out blitz this fall to secure passage of similar legislation in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (in photo), they are obsessed with providing 11 million or more persons living illegally in this country with amnesty and eventual citizenship, and with enabling millions...
  • [Benedict Arnold] McCain Ditches Combative Role to Become Obama Senate Ally

    07/25/2013 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Bllomberg | July 25, 2013 | By Kathleen Hunter
    McCain drops veil and all pretense, reveals self as complete traitor. Yes and Benedict Arnold was a war hero before he turned traitor too.
  • Senators cancel immigration meeting with lobbyists amid backlash

    07/23/2013 6:33:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | Rachelle Younglai and Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Architects of the Senate's immigration bill on Monday canceled a meeting that had been planned with business groups and other supporters to try to rally momentum for the legislation, in a sign of how difficult it will be to enact the reforms. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, Republican Senator John McCain and other members of the "Gang of Eight" that shepherded a sweeping immigration bill through the Senate want to enlist business, labor and religious groups to help persuade members of the House of Representatives to back reform. All members of the bipartisan group of senators except Republican...
  • Senate immigration gang targets House Republicans

    07/17/2013 5:53:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies ^ | 7/17/13 | John Bresnehan, Jake Sherman, and Anna Palmer
    Big Business, Senate Republicans and Democrats backing immigration reform have a target in their crosshairs: House Republicans. Senators like John McCain (R-Ariz), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Intel, and pro reform groups like to discuss a coordinated campaign to target more than 100 House Republicans on reforming the nation’s immigration laws when they are at home in their districts over the next month, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Graham suggested getting people to target Republicans at town hall meetings. Schumer said he wanted pastors giving sermons...
  • 9:30 AM Monday July 15 @ Washington, DC, Freedom Plaza: Blacks March to Oppose Amnesty

    07/15/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    To save jobs in the Black community, Black Americans will march against amnesty for illegal aliens on July 15 in Washington, D.C. Buses are traveling from all over the U.S., as far away as from Florida in the South and from California in the West. Amnesty opponents of all races and colors will be participating. Yet are Democrats now starting to lose the Black vote? In open rebellion against the Democrat Party's agenda, the Black American Leadership Alliance will lead a rally and march on the U.S. Capitol at 9:30 AM on Monday, July 15, marching to demonstrate at the...
  • Rubio Is Losing Support Among Republican Voters

    07/10/2013 8:36:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/9/10 | MICAH COHEN
    Until recently, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida had occupied something of a sweet spot in Republican politics: a favorite of the Tea Party but also trusted by the establishment wing of the G.O.P. Mr. Rubio’s embrace of comprehensive immigration reform, however, appears to have upset that delicate balance, and his support has slipped among the Republican base. The mention of his name drew boos at an anti-immigration reform Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill in mid-June, and recent public opinion surveys, taken amid the debate on immigration legislation, found his favorability rating falling and his standing in 2016 Republican primary...
  • We can pass the Gang of Eight bill — if Boehner will bring it to the floor (HE CAVED) ???

    07/08/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 8,2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Chad Pergram âś” @ChadPergram Boehner: We have a broken #immigration system..We can't turn a blind eye and think it will go away. It's time for Congress to act. 4:48 PM - 8 Jul 2013 trolling from pro-amnesty forces via Greg Sargent. Although, is it really trolling if itÂ’s true? I donÂ’t doubt for a second that if Boehner allowed an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill, thereÂ’d be 20-30 Republicans willing to go all-in on amnesty with the entire Democratic caucus. The one and only thing stopping this from passing is John BoehnerÂ’s solemn promise that he wonÂ’t allow a...
  • Here comes the cavalry: Big-money GOP groups, donors bolster pro-amnesty Republicans

    07/02/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 39 replies
    HotAir ^ | Tuesday July 2, 2013
    Business interests want to expand the supply of cheap labor. Republican leaders want a magic bullet that’ll supposedly start to make them competitive again with Latino voters. No one but no one wants the party’s biggest young Latino star to have his presidential hopes dashed before he’s even begun to run — except of course for the handful of jerks like me who think lying bald-faced to your constituents on a key issue to get elected is a dealbreaker. It’s time for the Republican establishment to say, “Thanks, Marco.” Fox News viewers in Florida will see a new commercial in...
  • To GOP House:Senators McCain and Graham warn you to pass the Senate immigration Bill or else

    07/01/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    SOL of course | 7/1/2013 | sickoflibs
    Ok House Republicans, especially you conservatives: It’s time for you to move on immigration reform. Our conservative Tea party hero Rubio has taken it half way delivering a bill in the Senate. Now it’s your turn. Our common sense conservatives McCain and Gramnesty (and Chuck Schumer) are warning you that their best friend Marco Rubio will not be able to win the White House unless you pass their immigration reform. We need to all pull together for him. He believes in the American Dream and he believes that the American Dream will make this work. He believes that the undocumented...
  • Obama Calls Rubio to Congratulate Him on Immigration Reform

    06/28/2013 4:30:23 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 54 replies
    On Friday, President Obama took time out from his trip to Africa to call members of Senate’s so-called “Gang of Eight,” including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), to congratulate them on the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate on Thursday in a 68-32 vote. Obama was unable to actually reach Rubio. Obama also called Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to push him to take up the Senate’s immigration reform package.

    06/28/2013 12:06:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/28/2013 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Not unless House Republicans have completely taken leave of their senses, in which case, for the first time in my lifetime, talking about a new party won’t be crazy. As many flaws as the Gang’s bill has, we can never repeat too often that it is fundamentally misconceived in a manner that cannot be made right with a fence or even with improved interior enforcement, valuable as those things may be in their own right. The fundamental problem with the bill is what it does with legal immigration. Instead of reforming our Ted Kennedy-inspired, irrational 60s-era immigration regime, it perpetuates...
  • You can't win a rigged game

    06/27/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Erik Rush
    I had the opportunity very recently to have an extended conversation with a young gentleman who officially became a U.S. citizen just over a month ago. He claimed that he had always felt he “belonged here,” took the first opportunity to come to the U.S. presented to him and “never looked back.” He worked all sorts of jobs, traveled all over the country and met people from every socioeconomic sector and demographic. Coming from a country where the citizens have substantially less opportunity than in America and a more or less homogenous population, there were many things he still found...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Palin throws down gaunlet on primary challenge to Rubio, Ayotte

    06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 125 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate's immigration bill. “Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything." She continued,...
  • Biden Claims To Have Flipped 5 Senators On Gun Control, Hints At New Anti-Gun Bill

    Americans care about jobs, the economy, soaring health care costs, and taxes. Gun control is low on their list, but it’s very, very high on the Obama administration’s list of priorities. As Joe Biden promised, the White House did not stop campaigning for gun control even after its first effort went down in flames. Now, Vice President Joe Biden claims that he’s got the votes in the Senate to meet the 60 vote supermajority hurdle.

    06/24/2013 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Monday June 24, 2013
    Under the Gang of 8’s backroom immigration deal with Senators Schumer, Corker and Hoeven, formerly illegal immigrants who are amnestied will be eligible to work, but will not be eligible for ObamaCare. Employers who would be required to pay as much as a $3,000 penalty for most employees who receive an ObamaCare healthcare “exchange” subsidy, would not have to pay the penalty if they hire amnestied immigrants. Consequently, employers would have a significant incentive to hire or retain amnestied immigrants, rather than current citizens, including those who have recently achieved citizenship via the current naturalization process. The issue is really...
  • Senate Bill Grants Napolitano Waiver of Border Security Provisions

    06/24/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 24, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    No wonder Janet Napolitano supports the latest evolution of the Gang-of-Eight's immigration reform legislation; it specifically gives her the unilateral authority to ignore the key border security provisions.Late last Friday, Napolitano issued the following statement of supportfor the border security amendment offered by Republican Senators John Hoeven (ND) and Bob Corker (TN):"The president has made clear that commonsense immigration reform legislation must include measures to strengthen border security, create a path to earned citizenship, crack down on employers that hire undocumented workers, and streamline our legal immigration system so everyone is playing by the same set of rules.  The border...

    06/23/2013 9:14:53 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-2011 | Sarah Palin
    Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to “Pelosi” the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable Obamacare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans. I am an ardent supporter of legal immigration. I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries. But I join every American with an ounce of common sense...
  • Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

    06/22/2013 1:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 22, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    One of the things I learned from Obamacare was that each section of the law could take many hours to understand because of cross-references to other sections and other laws. Amendments make the problem even greater. Put that problem into a 1000+ page bill, and it is almost impossible to uncover all the mischief — intentional and unintentional — buried in the language, something we are learning after the fact with Obamacare. The rush to pass the Gang of 8 1000+ page bill is another example. As if that weren’t bad enough to start, Sen. Bob Corker last night unveiled...
  • Help Ted Cruz Stop the Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill

    06/21/2013 7:17:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
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  • Menendez, Boehner Clash Over Hastert Rule for Immigration Reform

    06/19/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2013 | Bill Straub
    Boehner: "I have no intention of putting a bill on the floor that will violate the principles of our majority and divide our conference."WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez expressed displeasure Tuesday over House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to withhold consideration of any immigration reform measure that doesn’t have the support of the majority of the Republican caucus. Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of upper-chamber lawmakers who have pieced together a delicate immigration compromise, questioned Boehner’s seriousness about addressing the issue “if he is willing to put tea party politics ahead of the will...
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Senate rejects border fence

    06/18/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/18/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built. The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.
  • Greenfield: Coming to America

    06/17/2013 5:12:53 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, June 17, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, June 17, 2013 Coming to America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog How does one define a nation? That is truly the fundamental question of amnesty. The libertarian argument in favor of amnesty comes down to the question of whether nations even necessary at all. If the only characteristic that matters is freedom then borders and the other vestiges of nationhood only interfere with the flow of the free market. America then becomes a set of ideas and its only usefulness is as a space for harboring those ideas. This ideological definition of a nation demands...
  • Obama runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report

    06/16/2013 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ‘This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,’” a senior Obama official told author Ryan Lizza for the pending article. White House officials also believe the emerging bill will be a huge success for President Barack Obama.
  • Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American Workers Who, For Lack of a Better Term, Can’t Cut It’

    06/16/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 117 replies
    National Review ^ | Sunday June 16, 2013
    Politico’s Playbook has an excerpt from a new Ryan Lizza piece from the New Yorker that is not yet online. It contains a passage on the back-and-forth between labor and the Chamber that has a quote from a Rubio staffer that is going to raise eyebrows, to say the least: “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that...
  • I Recall the 1986 Immigration Act Rather Differently

    06/15/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ed Meese
    Karl Rove's recollection of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act ("Immigration Reform and the Hispanic Vote," op-ed, June 6) is, shall we say, highly selective. That law, he writes, "essentially told those here illegally that if they had arrived in the U.S. prior to 1982 and wanted to become citizens, simply raise your right hand." He asserts that the Gang of Eight bill is different because it "has plenty of penalties and hurdles for those here illegally who seek citizenship." Well, I was there in '86. I read that bill carefully. (We did that back then.) And I can...
  • 'Gang of Eight' Members Angry with Rubio Over Border Security Amendments?

    06/15/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/15/2013 | Guy Benson
    What to make of this?  I'll raise a few theories below, but here's the Washington Post's Greg Sargent on supposed internal conflict within the 'Gang of Eight:' Republican and Democratic senators in the “gang of eight” immigration reform group gave Marco Rubio an earful at a private meeting this week, telling him they were frustrated with his public embrace of overly conservative border security measures and his failure to adequately communicate with them over strategy, which they said was putting reform at risk, I’m told. The details of the private meeting on Wednesday – which were shared with me by a source familiar...
  • No More Games (Rubio)

    06/13/2013 6:33:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    RedState ^ | June 13, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    That brings us back to Senator Rubio. Is he being played or is he playing us? Contrary to the Americans for Conservative Reform advertisement in which he appears, the law does not prohibit illegals from getting benefits. Sure, some welfare benefits will be excluded as will, though it is debatable, Obamacare, but a sizable portion of entitlement benefits actually flow through tax credits in the tax code that these immigrants would get. Contrary to the advertisement, the law does not secure the border in any meaningful way, in fact the “border security on steroids” as the ad claims does not...
  • VIDEO – Border State Senator John McCain Slips Up; Admits to Amnesty

    06/13/2013 3:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | June 13, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    As a long time Senator from the border state of Arizona, John McCain knows all too well the immense negative ramifications that illegal immigration has had on his state. Still, today, as the Senate held discussions on the controversial ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill, one that both he and his fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake support and developed, McCain accidentally let the cat out of the bag. Though he meant to say “the rest of this legislation”, he clearly stated “path to citizenship” before realizing he revealed a truth that he meant to hide. Watch. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Obama’s definition of “smarter enforcement”: None

    06/12/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/12/13 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to Opposite World again. As the U.S. Senate geared up yesterday for the Gang of Eight illegal alien amnesty bill debate, President Obama goaded Capitol Hill to pass what he called “smarter enforcement, a pathway to earned citizenship and improvements to the legal system” of immigration. Bullcrap. The White House has already bulldozed a traffic-jammed superhighway for immigration law-breakers by executive fiat. Obama and his open-borders pals pay lip service to fairness and the rule of law for the cameras. But behind closed doors and beyond the reach of public accountability, they’ve already paved the way for mass deportation...
  • McConnell sets stage for immigration concession

    06/12/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 061213 | Neil Munro
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed a modest amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill Tuesday, a move that could set the stage for a major concession by the Kentucky Republican and his party on the far-reaching and relatively unpopular bill. Although Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate’s majority leader, called the amendment offered by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn a “poison pill,” a major opponent of the bill dismissed Reid’s description as posturing to help Republicans portray it as a major improvement to the bill. Cornyn’s amendment, which McConnell promoted at a 2:15 press conference Tuesday, would require...
  • Black American Leadership Alliance Marches on U.S. Capitol to Protect American Jobs (stop amnesty)

    06/12/2013 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Fred · 33 replies ^ | 061213 | PRWire
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 15th the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) will host a march and rally on the National Mall called the DC March for Jobs. The purpose of the march is to oppose all forms of amnesty, to protect American jobs for American workers. The BALA and participants will march to the steps of the Capitol to petition Congress, the Gang of Eight and the Congressional Black Caucus, demanding that they protect black labor by opposing amnesty and halting efforts to double legal immigration levels, as required under the bill. The U.S. Commission...
  • Rand Paul to Illegals: ‘We Will Find a Place for You;' Envisions 12 Million ‘New Taxpayers’

    06/12/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by Fred · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 061213 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - In his prepared text for a speech he is delivering today at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) said to illegal aliens who want to live and work in the United States: “[W]e will find a place for you.” Paul also said he envisions today’s illegal aliens becoming additional “taxpayers.” “Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers,” said Paul. Illegal aliens working in the United States today are not exempted from complying with the nation's tax laws anymore...
  • How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

    06/12/2013 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 90 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6/12/13 | William Jacobson
    To say that there is disgust growing in the ranks is an understatement. If adults who broke the law to come here illegally get citizenship, it will be a spit in the face of millions of legal immigrants who followed the rules, and many millions more who wait patiently on the other side of the oceans and borders. It will sent a message of lawlessness which will encourage more lawlessness. Marco Rubio and others are imploding the party to achieve Chuck Schumer’s dream Mickey Kaus in The Daily Caller, Wake Up!: If the conservative public were paying attention, the flaws...