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  • Trump’s Immigration Plan is a Winner

    09/02/2016 1:27:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 2, 2016 | Dan Celia
    We now know what Donald TrumpÂ’s immigration plan looks like, after a strong primetime speech and a historic visit to Mexico. ThatÂ’s more than we can say about Hillary ClintonÂ’s immigration plan. Or, for that matter, her proposals for the economy or any other points she has bounced around in campaign conversation. After being ridiculed by both the current and former presidents of Mexico and after being embroiled in name-calling and sharp disagreements on immigration, how many politicians today would travel to Mexico to sit with that president and have a very presidential conversation? I would submit to you that...
  • Ted Cruz immigration plan to suspend high-skilled visas, sharply increase deportations

    11/13/2015 3:02:04 PM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    US News ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    <p>ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday vowed to suspend a program that gives work visas to highly skilled immigrants, reversing his position on the program as part of an aggressive immigration plan designed to appeal to the GOP's most conservative wing.</p>
  • Congressman Behind Birthright Citizenship Bill Gives Thumb’s Up to Trump Plan

    08/17/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Bridget Johnson
    A congressman who introduced legislation earlier this year to nix birthright citizenship praised Donald Trump’s immigration strategy as a “very, very positive document.” “It’s bold, it’s strong, it’s broad. It covers most of the things you want to cover,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told CNN today. King said his birthright citizenship legislation, should it pass, “will be litigated, there isn’t any doubt about it.” The bill has 27 co-sponsors and is sitting in committee. “I think it is constitutionally sound to pass legislation and end birthright citizenship. There aren’t many countries in the world that have that policy,” he added....
  • Security Is Focus of Revised Effort on Immigration

    06/13/2007 10:45:07 PM PDT · by Baladas · 39 replies · 738+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2007 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, June 13 — The White House and senators from both parties mapped out possible changes in a comprehensive immigration bill on Wednesday, so they could better portray it as a way to bolster national security rather than to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Senator Mel Martinez, Republican of Florida, a member of the small bipartisan group that wrote the bill, said Wednesday that its sponsors hoped to attract more support by passing an emergency supplemental appropriation of $3 billion to $5 billion to pay for the enforcement measures. “President Bush seems receptive to the idea,” Mr. Martinez...
  • Utah Democrat Plans Pro-Bush Immigration Rally

    08/19/2006 6:47:01 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 14 replies · 747+ views
    KSL TV 5 ^ | August 19th, 2006
    Utah Democrat Plans Pro-Bush Immigration Rally August 19th, 2006 @ 6:23pm SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some Utah Democrats -- including Salt Lake City's high-profile Mayor Rocky Anderson -- may have plans to rally against President Bush and his policies when the country's leader comes to the Utah later this month, but not Tony Yapias. Instead the director of Proyecto Latino de Utah and chairman of the Utah Hispanic Democratic Caucus, plans a pro-Bush demonstration in support of the president's policies on immigration. "We're going to focus on what worries us most, and that's immigration," Yapias said. "The president supports...
  • Bush pushes guest worker plan as Republicans duel

    07/05/2006 1:48:43 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 38 replies · 825+ views
    ABC ^ | July 5 2006
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday vowed to keep working for immigration legislation including a guest worker program, as Republicans held dueling hearings to build support for rival bills. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter assembled employers and sympathetic politicians to testify in Philadelphia about the country's dependence on the estimated 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Meanwhile, House Republican leaders convened a public hearing at a Border Patrol station in San Diego to highlight the need for stricter enforcement along the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigrants entering the country. Bush took...
  • Bush Signaling Shift in Stance on Immigration (Moving Toward Pence Plan)

    07/04/2006 7:38:49 PM PDT · by nj26 · 287 replies · 4,343+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/5/06 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    On the eve of nationwide hearings that could determine the fate of his immigration bill, President Bush is signaling a new willingness to negotiate with House Republicans in an effort to revise stalled legislation before Election Day. Republicans both inside and outside the White House say Mr. Bush, who has long insisted on comprehensive reform, is now open to a so-called enforcement-first approach that would put new border security programs in place before creating a guest worker program or path to citizenship for people living in the United States illegally. "He thinks that this notion that you can have triggers...
  • Public Warms to Bush Immigration Stance

    06/15/2006 7:13:06 AM PDT · by RKV · 172 replies · 3,281+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 June 2006 | John Harwood
    Add this to the list of things that have gone right lately for President Bush: Americans appear to be drawing closer to his view on the immigration debate. But that hasn't alleviated the squeeze on Republican candidates in the fall elections. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that the party's conservative electoral base remains at odds with broader public opinion on the issue, including sentiment of the nation's swelling Latino population.
  • President Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    06/01/2006 5:47:06 PM PDT · by raybbr · 31 replies · 908+ views
    The White House ^ | June 1, 2006 | Office of the Press Secretary
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all, please be seated. (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Thank you all. I told Michael to keep it short -- (laughter) -- and he did. Thanks for having me. Speaking about short, it's a short commute from where I work and live to this place. Thanks for having me, Tom. President George W. Bush delivers remarks Thursday, June 1, 2006, on Comprehensive Immigration Reform during an appearance at the United States Chamber of Commerce. Said the President, "America can be a lawful society and America can be a welcoming society at...
  • The Big Picture: On immigration, conservatives need to give Bush a break

    05/21/2006 5:59:08 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 96 replies · 1,619+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 21, 2006 | Jack Kelly
    Medicare and Social Security will become insolvent sooner than estimated earlier, Medicare's trustees said in their annual report, issued May 1. Mexico has a presidential election on July 2. The leading candidates are Felipe Calderon, a conservative, and Andres Lopez Obrador, a leftist who has the backing of Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. What does this have to do with President Bush's plan for comprehensive immigration reform? Maybe lots. Medicare and Social Security are going broke chiefly because there aren't enough workers paying into the systems to support beneficiaries. Unless millions of new workers can be...
  • Bush Is Smart on the Border - and the G.O.P. Isn't [Joe Klein/TIME insanity]

    05/21/2006 6:20:18 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 80 replies · 1,172+ views
    TIME ^ | May 21, 2006 | Joe Klein
    With their get tough on immigrants stance, Republicans have blown an opportunity to guarantee a GOP majority in perpetuityIn an outdoor press conference held across the street from the Capitol last week, Representative Tom Tancredo—the Colorado Republican who has made a name for himself, momentarily, by bashing illegal immigrants—pretended to be mystified by his more moderate Senate colleagues. "Who are you responding to?" he asked of them. "Nobody," he answered for them. None of the gazillions of citizen-patriots calling his office had expressed anything but dismay over the illegal aliens—a term that makes it sound as if the country were...
  • Retired Border Patrol Chief says Bush plan is good start

    05/17/2006 8:05:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 414+ views
    President Bush says he’ll send the National Guard to the southern border, 24 hours after the announcement the Border Patrol has yet to comment, but News 4 tracked down a former Tucson Sector chief for his opinion of the President’s plan. In a move to reform America ’s current immigration system, President Bush announced the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard Troops to the U.S. Mexico Border. Bush stated, “The United States is not going to militarize the southern border.” Bush said that the Border Patrol will remain in the lead using support from the troops in roles like...
  • Statement by President Bush on Immigration [12:36 PM, Apr 6 2006]

    04/06/2006 11:12:34 AM PDT · by george wythe · 59 replies · 1,326+ views
    Sun Times ^ | Apr 6 2006
    Charlotte, NCI'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate are working together to get a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill -- let me start over. I'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate are working together to get a comprehensive immigration bill. I want to thank the efforts of those involved in the process. I appreciate their understanding there needs to be a comprehensive immigration bill. I recognize there are still details to be worked out. I would encourage the members to work hard to get the bill done prior to the upcoming break. Thank...
  • Frist McCain Senate Immigration Plan - We Have Come For Your Culture

    04/06/2006 3:17:14 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 52 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | April 6, 2006 | PipeLineNews Staff
    Frist McCain Senate Immigration Plan - We Have Come For Your Culture April 6, 2006 - Washington, DC - - Bowing to pressure exerted by Hispanic rights groups, Senate Majority Leader Guillermo Frist and his sidekick Jose McCain today announced what they described as "un nuevo y muy bueno immigracion" package, making the twelve million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States eligible for citizenship. Presidente Bush welcomed the Senate leadership's intent to sacrifice national sovereignty to preserve the larger goal of inclusiveness and multiculturalism. A White House spokesman speaking on condition on anonymity stated that El Presidente...
  • Bush Urges 'Civil Debate' on Immigration

    03/23/2006 10:19:12 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 186 replies · 1,898+ views ^ | March 23 2006 | Nedra Pickler
    As Congress prepares for a showdown over immigration policy, President Bush urged lawmakers Thursday to have a "civil debate" that respects people of all backgrounds. "Ours is a nation of law and ours is a nation of immigrants, and we believe that we can have rational, important immigration policy that's based upon law and reflects our deep desire to be a compassionate and decent nation," Bush said. He urged a serious debate on the issues at a time when advocates on both sides have been playing to voters' gut emotions. "When we discuss this debate, it must be done in...

    03/15/2006 3:42:45 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 351 replies · 5,078+ views
    Los Angeles Chronicle ^ | 03/15/2006 | Tony Dolz
    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has dealt the fatal blow to the controversial concept of Guest Worker Amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens now living in the United States in defiance of our laws. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and payment of public funds. In a devastating report released today, the GAO charges the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – this is the agency under the Department of Homeland Security that would be in charge of proposed Guest Worker Amnesty – with a failed organizational...
  • Senators Divided Over Guest Worker Program

    03/15/2006 10:36:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 901+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate committee delegated to come up with immigration reform legislation proceeded at a glacial pace Wednesday, with senators still far apart on such issues as a guest worker program and a policy toward the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. "We are quite a ways from having a bill," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., as the panel waded through a host of amendments on how to improve border enforcement. Even with farmers and businesses depending on illegal immigrants to fill low-wage jobs and President Bush in support of a temporary worker program, advocates...
  • Chertoff promotes "Guest Worker Program"

    03/04/2006 1:04:23 PM PST · by Icelander · 118 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | Posted on Mar 04 06 | SARA INÉS CALDERÓN
    Homeland Security secretary says security of nation depends on it March 4, 2006 — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Friday stressed the importance of a guest worker program for the security of the nation during a visit to Brownsville. “We are in the midst of a serious discussion about a guest worker program,” Chertoff said Friday at Alice Walker Hope Park, which is on the bank of the Rio Grande with a view of Gateway International Bridge. “Not as amnesty, not a reward, but a constructive mechanism to allow migrants in the U.S. to assume a strong...
  • Senator(Arlen Specter) Introduces Bill Creating Guest Worker Program

    02/24/2006 10:30:50 PM PST · by WildPlum · 26 replies · 1,257+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2006 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee unveiled draft legislation on Friday that would create a temporary guest worker program that could allow hundreds of thousands of foreigners to fill vacant jobs in the United States for periods of up to six years. The draft circulated by the lawmaker, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, would also authorize millions of illegal immigrants who arrived in this country before Jan. 4, 2004 to remain here indefinitely, along with their spouses and children, as long as they registered with the Department of Homeland Security, paid back taxes and...
  • McCain: Bush Must Do More on Immigration

    02/21/2006 5:50:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 642+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush needs to do more to help push a temporary guest worker program through Congress, Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), the author of a key immigration bill, said Tuesday. McCain, acknowledging that Bush has stepped up a campaign on behalf of the program, said the president has credibility on the issue because he was governor of Texas, the state with the largest border with Mexico. "Would I want him to do more? From my perspective, probably," McCain said in a conference call with reporters. McCain held the conference call in advance of town hall...