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  • ALL current and potential GOP candidates have or supports AMNESTY

    03/18/2015 5:50:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    EEE | 18 MARCH 2015 | EEE
    All undeclared and declared Republican presidential candidates are on record as to having supported or still supporting "comprehensive immigration reform" or a "pathway to citizenship", which is of course, AMNESTY: - Ted Cruz: Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill - Sarah Palin, 2008: When asked if she supported “a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants,” Palin responded that she did. - Scott Walker: Yes, Gov. Walker supported a path to citizenship - Mike Huckabee: Mike Huckabee supports amnesty for illegal aliens - Chris Christie: Chris Christie supports amnesty for illegal aliens - Marco Rubio:...

    02/19/2015 12:47:01 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 18 Feb 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Now that a federal judge has held Obama's illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. Back when they needed our votes before the last election, Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama's unconstitutional "executive amnesty" -- if only voters gave them a Senate majority. The resulting Republican landslide suggested some opposition to amnesty. Heading into the election, college professor Dave Brat took out the sitting House majority leader and amnesty supporter Eric Cantor in a primary, despite being outspent 40-1. It was the greatest upset in history since the...
  • ‘Hard-liner’ Rep. Steve King becomes GOP’s voice on immigration

    12/06/2014 8:50:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | December 7, 2014
    Prominently featured on Representative Steve King’s congressional website are what he calls “illegal immigration stories” that tell of undocumented people, mainly Hispanics, wreaking havoc in America: killing, robbing, kidnapping, trafficking in sex and drugs. As the face of the opposition to comprehensive immigration legislation in Congress, King has long used fiery rhetoric to argue for deporting all 12 million undocumented residents and fortifying U.S. borders. Now, the Iowa congressman’s high-profile role in the debate over President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration threatens Republican leaders’ efforts to rebrand the party as more friendly to Hispanics, while his effort to block...

    12/07/2014 4:45:15 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 136 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 December 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • John Boehner: Screwing the American People

    12/08/2014 6:42:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/6/14 | Judson Phillips
    Now that he feels secure that he will have another term as Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner is going full liberal on America. He is preparing to push an Amnesty bill through the House next year. He has completely abandoned any attempt to repeal, replace or even reduce Obamacare. And he is spending money like a drunken Democrat. From The Hill: House conservatives are griping that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is putting the squeeze on them by rushing through a $1 trillion spending bill in Congress’s last week in session. Appropriators are expected to roll out the...
  • Top House Republican Declares He Wants Total Amnesty

    12/05/2014 10:27:20 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erick Erickson
    House Republicans, coming up with every excuse under the sun to avoid stopping President Obama, are letting slip the real reason. Congressman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)69%69%, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is telling Democratic lawmakers he wants total amnesty. The Daily Caller reports Sessions met with Democratic lawmakers telling them how expansive his vision of immigration is before Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A announced the GOP would give up the fight on immigration. More details are here. It is more and more obvious the only way the GOP will stop Obama is if House conservatives hold the line and oppose...
  • House votes to bar Obama from limiting immigrant deportations

    12/04/2014 12:48:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | Cristina Marcos with Scott Wong, Jesse Byrnes and Peter Sullivan
    The House on Thursday voted to bar the executive branch from deferring the deportation of undocumented workers, taking its first direct action against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The 219-197 vote was largely symbolic as the measure is headed for certain death in the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he won't take up the legislation. The White House has also threatened to veto the measure. The vote on legislation sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is intended to help Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move a bill next week that would fund most of the...
  • Republican Party Passes Meaningless Bill Designed to Trick Stupid Americans in Gruber-Like Fashion

    12/04/2014 1:04:00 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    ace of spades ^ | December 04, 2014 | ace
    The Yoho bill is not designed to block Obama's use of federal monies to carry out his unlawful amnesty. The Yoho bill is designed to dupe Republicans into thinking Boehner has attempted to block Obama's use of federal monies to carry out his unlawful amnesty. It is designed to trick the Stupid American Voter. As usual. This has court implications as well. Boehner supposedly will sue the Administration over its power-grabs. However, Congress has the power itself to delimit executive overrreach -- through its power of the purse, of course. The Supreme Court may very well decline to hear any...
  • Boehner Plans Amnesty Sellout To Pelosi

    12/04/2014 4:14:58 AM PST · by servo1969 · 78 replies ^ | 12-3-2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Press reports say House Speaker John Boehner will ask Rep. Nancy Pelosi to help him overcome “snowballing” GOP opposition to the GOP leadership’s draft 2015 government budget bill.Boehner’s draft bill funds the entire government for 2015, but makes merely token efforts to stop President Barack Obama’s agencies from implementing his unpopular amnesty, according to rank-and-file GOP legislators.That claim of snowballing opposition was boosted early Wednesday evening, when aides to House Speaker John Boehner said they would change their funding bill to reduce the number of months of funding for Obama’s immigration agencies.Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that top...
  • Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015

    12/05/2014 5:47:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2014 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top committee chairman says he wants an immigration bill that would allow millions of foreign migrants to stay and work jobs sought by Americans. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported,’” said Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful...
  • Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015(Or how to work with Dems to kill the USA)

    12/05/2014 6:10:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    daily caller ^ | 12/5/14 | n munro
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top committee chairman says he wants an immigration bill that would allow millions of foreign migrants to stay and work jobs sought by Americans. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported,’” said Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful...
  • Joe Barton to push immigration overhaul that includes path to citizenship & amnesty for all

    04/26/2014 3:05:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Rep. Joe Barton said Friday he was close to introducing a sweeping proposal that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system. The plan will include a path to citizenship for undocumented children and a mechanism to give legal status to adults in the country illegally who have not committed other crimes. Barton, R-Arlington, said his bill would be ready in a month to six weeks.
  • Rand Paul: Amnesty Legislation Could Pass This Year

    04/25/2014 5:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he believes some type of amnesty legislation could pass this year. Appearing at Harvard's Institute of Politics, Paul again said that he voted against the Senate's immigration bill because there were not enough visas for construction and farm workers and said he still thought "something could be passed this year" on immigration. Legislation has stalled after Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the House GOP leadership's "immigration principles" as amnesty. Paul then told the Harvard students that about 40% of illegal immigrants came to the country legally. Though many of these now...
  • Amnesty is a vote-killer for GOP, says WashPo poll

    03/06/2014 2:24:30 PM PST · by gooblah · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:21 PM 03/05/2014 | Neil Munro
    A new poll by the Washington Post shows that amnesty is a vote-loser for GOP legislators. The poll of 1,002 adults shows that pluralities of independents and moderates oppose candidates who support amnesty, which was euphemistically dubbed “a path to citizenship” by the poll designers. The poll showed that 41 percent of independents and 37 percent of moderates were less likely to vote for an amnesty-backer. Read more:
  • Mark Zuckerberg Affiliated Group Blast Airwaves to Back House GOP on Immigration

    02/04/2014 1:27:54 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    nationaljournal. ^ | January 31, 2014 | By Elahe Izadi
    House Republicans looking to garner support for leadership's immigration-reform principles are about to get a little help from a group with ties to Mark Zuckerberg. Americans for a Conservative Direction is the GOP arm of pro-immigration reform organization, which is backed by the Facebook chief executive. And they will be airing roughly $750,000 worth of television and radio ads across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the ad buy. The ads, which will air for 10 days on radio and cable television, describe the drafted principles unveiled to the Republican Conference during their retreat as a...
  • Obama pressured to stop deportations

    02/04/2014 9:09:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    An immigrant-rights group on Tuesday escalated pressure on President Barack Obama to use his executive power to halt deportations — just days after he seemed to crack the door open on that option. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network filed a 41-page petition on Tuesday arguing that the administration has “extremely broad and virtually unreviewable discretion” on how to proceed with deportations. It urges Obama to shield undocumented immigrants who would “likely benefit from near-term congressional action on immigration” from deportation and grant them the ability to work in the United States. “Suspending the deportation of these individuals promotes the...
  • Tech group boosts GOP on immigration (John Cornyn crony in charge of Amnesty ad campaign)

    02/03/2014 12:08:20 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Americans for a Conservative Direction, an affiliate of the Silicon Valley-backed advocacy group, on Friday launched a remarkable $750,000 ad campaign heaping praise on the House GOP for its new plan for immigration reform. President Barack Obama signaled Friday in a Google Hangout interview that he was open to the GOP terms, meaning reform is looking more likely than it did a week ago. The 10-day buy includes national broadcast TV and cable TV, plus talk radio. The ad, produced by FP1 Strategies, ends with type on the screen saying: “HOUSE REPUBLICANS WANT TO FIX IMMIGRATION – STRENGTHEN OUR...

    02/01/2014 8:45:01 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 44 replies ^ | Jan 31, 2014
    Culberson explains power to stop 'most illegal, unlawful president' ever The Democrat plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. can be thwarted, despite apparent wavering by House Republican leadership, contends a Texas congressman. In an interview with Michael Savage on his “Savage Nation” nationally syndicated show Friday, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, insisted, furthermore, that if President Obama tries to advance amnesty or any other initiative through illegal executive orders, he can be stopped, because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally. “The power of...
  • Paul Ryan: Fate of Immigration Bill 'Clearly in Doubt'

    02/02/2014 9:32:32 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 44 replies
    Breibart ^ | 2/2/2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, one of the top proponents for bringing a major immigration reform bill to the House floor this year, raised serious doubts about the likelihood of such legislation in remarks on ABC's This Week. Ryan also provided greater detail about how the GOP's approach might be structured. Referring to provisions to increase border security and interior security, Ryan said “those things have to be in law, in practice, and independently verified before the rest of the law can occur. So it's a security-first non-amnesty approach.” That statement is important because it implies key details about...
  • Did Showdown Kill Boehner's Immigration Dreams?

    01/31/2014 2:28:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 1/31/14 | Jonathan Strong
    Immigration is the zombie of political issues--even when it is dead, it is still alive. The combination of the Democratic Party, business interests, and a GOP operative class yearning for its promise of improved standing with Hispanic voters means that you can never really count it out. That said, it is hard to imagine Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) moving forward after yesterday's closed-door showdown. According to estimates from those who were in the room--both in favor of moving forward and against--the dozens of GOP lawmakers who spoke were at least 80-20 against bringing a bill to the floor this year....
  • Giving The Country Away

    01/31/2014 3:21:20 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-14 | Warren Beatty
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, last Friday (January 24, 2014) said that the approximately eleven and one half million illegal immigrants in the US have "earned the right to be citizens." He actually said that! Johnson also said: It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans, to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who've earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country - many of whom came here as children - to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American...
  • The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows

    01/31/2014 6:34:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 1/31/14 | Erick Erickson
    Less than twelve hours into the Republican retreat and the leaks and attacks came fast and furious. John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan intend to push immigration through the United States House of Representatives. The bulk of the House Republicans thus far seem opposed, but Boehner and his lieutenants intend to find a path forward. They will start bid and grandiose and whittle their way down into something, anything, to show they intend to move the ball forward. Conservatives inside and outside the retreat began preemptively crying foul. The bill is going to suck. We all know...
  • Immigration advocates warm up to GOP legalization plan

    01/31/2014 12:09:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/30/14 | Pamela Constable
    Many advocates for immigrants, responding positively to new Republican overtures on immigration reform, are signaling they may back off on their longtime insistence that legislation must include a “special path” to citizenship for the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Instead, a variety of advocate groups said they were delighted that House GOP leaders are seeking ways to compromise on the topic, including proposals that could legalize many undocumented immigrants but not necessarily allow them all to become U.S. citizens.
  • Immigration Reform Will Send GOP Into Electoral Abyss

    01/31/2014 8:36:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/30/14 | IBD Editorials
    Seeking Hispanic votes they'll never get, Republicans might well ruin what could be one of their greatest electoral triumphs ever. Cheap labor now isn't worth a permanent socialist electorate tomorrow. 'Those are my principles," Groucho Marx once said, "and if you don't like them? Well, I have others." Business should stand for the rule of law. It should also stand for sustaining economic liberty in America's long-term future. Both principles argue against amnesty for America's estimated 11 million illegal aliens, which would reward them for violating the law and let them pull the U.S. electorate still further to the left....
  • House GOP split over forging ahead on immigration this year

    01/31/2014 7:58:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 31, 2014 | Russell Berman
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. – House Republicans meeting privately at their retreat on Thursday were split on whether the leadership should forge ahead with immigration legislation this year, according to people in the room. After Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opened the floor to members following his release of leadership’s “principles” for immigration reform, dozens of members stood up to speak, and the responses fell into four broad categories, said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), a leading Republican advocate for immigration reform. Some conservative lawmakers, like immigration reform foe Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), said the party should do nothing. Others like Diaz-Balart and Rep....

    01/30/2014 5:10:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait. Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?
  • Conservatives oppose Boehner on immigration

    01/29/2014 9:22:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 1/29/14 | Franco Ordonez
    Top House Republican leaders' ambitious plans to tackle immigration this year may already be in trouble before the House Speaker has even had a chance to unveil his ideas on how to fix problems that have long plagued the nation and, more recently, divided the GOP. Republicans on Wednesday kick off a three-day retreat where leaders are expected, among other initiatives, to call for legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will unveil his legislative outline that’s also likely to include strengthening border security, adding more high tech visas, and revamping the guest worker program. But...
  • Republicans never can jump high enough on immigration amnesty

    01/28/2014 10:11:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/28/14 | William A. Jacobson
    So what’s the point of jumping right now? Sometime this week House Republicans will unveil a short list of immigration “reform” priorities for the coming year. That release could take place at any moment. The big headline so far is that there will be a legalization of all illegal aliens, with a path to citizenship for those brought here as young children, Backing in G.O.P. for Legal Status for Immigrants. The big questions are why, and why now? The Editors of National Review have an excellent editorial, Don’t Do It: The House Republican leadership has been confronted by devilishly difficult...
  • Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants (Leaks from GOP Amnesty Plan)

    01/28/2014 11:02:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship. -snip- House Republican leaders will circulate it at a three-day retreat for their members that begins Wednesday on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Several pro-immigration organizations that have been...

    01/28/2014 9:39:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/14 | JONATHAN STRONG
    House Speaker John Boehner declined to speak about forthcoming immigration “principles” at a press conference Tuesday, even as top party officials have in past days said it would include “legal status” for millions of illegal immigrants. Boehner said the matter would first need to be discussed with the House Republican conference before the GOP's direction was decided. -snip- At a closed-door meeting just before the press conference, GOP leadership only briefly touched on the issue to tell rank-and-file members it would be discussed at the upcoming retreat in Maryland, a GOP source said.
  • Business groups press Republicans over immigration reform

    01/28/2014 10:16:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 1/28/14 | Barney Jopson
    Pro-immigration business leaders ranging from strawberry growers and bulldozer makers to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are pressing Republicans in Congress to revive moves to reform the US immigration system. Barack Obama is expected to touch on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, but it is Republicans in the House of Representatives who will have the decisive influence on the fate of reform in the next few weeks. The most incendiary political issue is giving America’s 11m-plus undocumented immigrants legal rights to live and work in the country – a step wanted by many farmers, hoteliers and restaurants that see...
  • Why Is the House Preparing to Act on Immigration Again?

    01/28/2014 9:57:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/28/14 | Rich Lowry
    The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asked people if a number of issues were a priority — creating jobs, promoting pre-K education, etc. From First Read: But just as House GOP leaders are considering a possible immigration push for later this year, the poll shows that only 39% think immigration should be a priority for this year. It’s one of the few issues we tested where majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans all agree that it should NOT be a priority. Go figure.
  • Reality Is Crashing Down On GOP Leaders' Amnesty Plan

    01/27/2014 4:07:33 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/27/14 | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: Anti-amnesty Republicans prepare for an intra-party war, while wiser voices tell House Speaker John Boehner to drop immigration for 2014. Disunity going into this year's elections would be inexcusable. Thanks to the ObamaCare debacle and the IRS, Benghazi and other scandals, Republicans will almost surely drub the Democrats in this year's midterm elections. They'll hold on to the House of Representatives and maybe even win control of the Senate. So why spoil it all by fighting a bloody internecine battle on immigration? "If there's one thing that could blow up GOP chances for a good 2014," warns the Weekly...
  • Aide: Political Logic of Angering GOP Base Over Immigration So Close to Midterm Election "Baffling"

    01/25/2014 11:07:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this?" If you thought the poorly-skippered GOP ship was already way, way out there -cast adrift far from what most anybody I know is calling for-  yet still expected them to at least 'play' conservative (and say stuff that actual conservatives like to hear) in the run-up to this year's 2014 midterms, you'd have been right on the first point... but wrong on the second. See, the RINO-corporatists that run the Republican Party today have dropped all pretense of giving a rat's ass what you think... they've actually come...
  • House GOP Sets New Push to Overhaul Immigration

    01/24/2014 4:55:09 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/24/14 | LAURA MECKLER
    An effort by House lawmakers to overhaul immigration policy, which seemed all but dead for much of last year, is about to be revived and take center stage in Congress, with a new push by House Republican leaders and a fresh pitch by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday. House GOP leaders are expected to release broad principles to guide the chamber's immigration debate as soon as the coming week. They will include a call to grant legal status to millions of people now in the country illegally, people familiar with the plans say, a...
  • For House Republicans, new momentum on immigration reform

    01/24/2014 4:45:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/24/14 | David Nakamura
    Recent signals from House Republican leaders that they will pursue their own vision of immigration reform have presented the White House with an opening to achieve a major legislative deal this year that has eluded lawmakers for decades. Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is expected to release a brief outline of immigration principles to his caucus as soon as its annual retreat next week. The goals would include strengthening border security and creating new visas for foreign workers, while providing a path toward legalizing the status of the nation’s 11 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants, according to people briefed...
  • Bloomberg: Immigration Reform Key to GOP Future

    01/24/2014 4:49:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    ABC News AP ^ | 1/24/14 | DONNA CASSATA
    Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation's Hispanics and balks at immigration overhaul does so at its political peril as Republicans pressured the House GOP to act this year. "If you are against the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country, you and your party don't have a future," Bloomberg said flatly at a forum on immigration with Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who served in President George W. Bush's administration. National Republicans insist that the party must pass reforms and address the issue of the...
  • Bill Kristol: House GOP Must Drop Amnesty

    01/24/2014 9:46:04 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 1/24/14
    Election Day is almost nine months off. But right now Republicans seem almost certain to hold the House of Representatives and are likely to take the Senate. Which raises the inevitable question: How might the GOP seize defeat from the jaws of victory? Two occasions stand out, two obvious obstacles ahead that could lead to disastrous Republican stumbles, two pitfalls on the path to a happy GOP Election Day. Republicans are pretty good at falling into such pits. One is the increase in the debt limit, which Congress will have to deal with in the next month or two. The...
  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 12:38:16 PM PST · by AJFavish · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles House Republican leaders are soon to release.
  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 8:41:46 AM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status — but not a new pathway to citizenship — to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles that House Republican leaders are soon to release. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief I think it'll go with legal status that will allow...
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Rep. Lamar Smith: Immigration Bill "Worse Than We Thought"

    04/17/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 25 replies ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty."