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  • Immigration reform rally takes over National Mall

    03/21/2010 4:32:43 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 26 replies · 667+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | March 21, 2010 | Evelyn Holmes
    March 21, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington,DC Sunday for a rally focused on immigration reform. Some of those gathered are from the Chicago area. They say they fear reform efforts have been put on the back burner. While in the shadow of Sunday's health care reform vote, tens of thousands of protesters from around the country marched in Washington to push for a long-awaited immigration overhaul, as their fellow advocates in the Chicago area demanded the president make good on his promise of change. "One thing we want to see [is]...
  • Obama on immigration: then and now (Rep. Luis Gutierrez)

    03/17/2010 8:13:16 AM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies · 554+ views
    The Hill ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
    Three years ago, when I met with Senator Barack Obama in his Chicago office and we contemplated his possible run for the presidency, I was enthusiastic. On that day, it was hard for me to imagine a time I would have to say no to Barack Obama when he asked me for support. But last week, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sat down with the president, and he asked us to vote for the health care reform bill -- a bill that denies immigrants the opportunity to purchase health care with their own money. It was one more in a string...
  • Obama Links Immigration Overhaul in 2010 to G.O.P. Backing

    03/11/2010 7:33:55 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 620+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 03/12/10 | Julia Preston
    President Obama said Thursday that he would proceed with an overhaul of the immigration system this year if he could attract substantial Republican support. But a leading Republican who supports an overhaul said a bill could not go forward if the president used a legislative shortcut sidestepping Republicans to pass his health care bill. Obama spent most of the afternoon in meetings on immigration, including one with Senator Charles Schumer [D-NY]. and Senator Lindsey Graham [R-SC]. who have been holding closed-door sessions over the last six months to draw up a bill to revamp the immigration system. The White House...
  • Latino Democrats form immigration reform group

    02/28/2010 9:17:32 AM PST · by AuntB · 10 replies · 453+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | Feb. 27, 2010 | Stephen Wall
    Frustrated by the lack of progress on immigration reform, area Latino Democrats are forming a new group to pressure the Obama Administration to take action on the issue. Latino Democratic politicians and community activists who voted for President Barack Obama say he has failed to fulfill a campaign pledge to overhaul immigration laws. "It's way overdue," said Gil Navarro, a member of the San Bernardino County board of education. "That was one of the promises the President gave us and we want to hold him accountable like any other public official." Navarro is creating a Latino Democratic Caucus of the...
  • Immigration: big government is no answer

    02/27/2010 3:17:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies · 507+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | LINDA CHAVEZ
    Immigration-reform legislation is probably dead this year. That no doubt pleases some conservatives -- but the issue isn't going away. If conservatives hope to become the dominant force in American politics, we need to figure out a way to resolve the problem without alienating the country's fastest-growing demographic, Hispanics. I delivered that message last week to some 10,000 conservatives gathered at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington. The message seemed to resonate among many in the audience -- a minority to be sure, but a fairly large one. I wasn't surprised. Conservatives are not monolithic in their...
  • What March? (Immigration 'reform' march on Washington, DC)

    02/23/2010 6:03:14 PM PST · by La Lydia · 34 replies · 797+ views
    Reform Immigration For America ^ | February 23, 2010 | Deepak Bhargava
    On March 21st, we will march on Washington, DC to demand immigration reform. Our vision of reform includes immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections. People from all across America will lend their voice in the fight for reform. We will come together as one voice on the National Mall for a strong America – for families, for workers, for businesses, and for security. Join thousands from across the country in the March For America in DC on March 21st, and demand Congress act NOW to pass immigration reform...
  • Immigration Debate Prompts Growing Jewish-Latino Ties

    01/31/2010 6:49:27 PM PST · by Bob017 · 27 replies · 479+ views
    Forward ^ | January 27, 2010, | Nathan Guttman
    Washington — Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate — and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance. The next three months are seen as critical in the fight for immigration reform, but the weakening of the Democrats’ grip on Congress with the recent loss of a key Massachusetts Senate seat does not bode well for the passage of reform legislation. The Jewish-Latino alliance on immigration issues builds on the heritage and experience of the Jewish community and on the enthusiasm and urgent...
  • Catholic Bishops Lobby for ObamaCare, Amnesty for Illegals

    01/28/2010 10:25:40 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 25 replies · 514+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Calling health care a "right" to be guaranteed by the federal government, America's Catholic Bishops are trying to save ObamaCare at a time when the legislation has been pronounced in limbo, dying or dead by most of the media. The evidence of intensive Catholic Bishop lobbying activity suggests that liberal Congressional leaders are going to give the legislation a temporary respite so that liberal Catholics can be persuaded to pressure Congress to pass both national health care legislation and "comprehensive immigration reform" in the form of H.R. 4321, the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity" Act. As AIM...
  • Obama says 'yes we can' to immigration reform (Barf bag required)

    01/28/2010 10:18:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 369+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Jan. 28, 2010 | Niall O'Dowd
    Barack Obama came out fighting last night in his State of the Union and made it clear that issues such as immigration reform are still very much on his agenda. It was great to see the Commander in Chief recapture some of the fire and fury that brought him to the White House in the first place. For too long he has seemed a prisoner of the office, tentative, not bold, afraid to shake up the cosy consensus that passes for policy these days. On immigration reform he was clear that he will pursue what has become one of the...
  • NY Mayor Bloomberg to promote immigration reform

    01/01/2010 2:46:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,512+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Daniel Trotta
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged on Friday to promote a more open U.S. immigration policy during his third term, much as he made a campaign against illegal guns a hallmark of his second term. "With leaders from across the country, we will assemble a bipartisan coalition to support President Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform that honors our history, upholds our values, and promotes our economy," Bloomberg said upon being sworn in for his third term as mayor. The White House has said it will aim for immigration reform in 2010, possibly including a...
  • The Latino Let Down

    12/28/2009 5:06:44 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 16 replies · 689+ views ^ | 12/28/9 | Peter Andrew
    Democrats have let down Latino voters again. President Obama promised Hispanic voters he would tackle immigration reform during his first year. He didn't. Big surprise...another broken promise. ...We'll let the left who voted for Obama tell this story. We looked for a Latin American Obama voter and we found one. In a recent article in the UNLV Rebel Yell Eva Rodriquez-Saenz wrote, "It was not long ago that Latinos voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama in hopes of attaining a greater presence in the minds and votes of legislators." "..."The chants of “¡Si se puede!” have died down...During an interview...
  • Amnesty without Justice: Sacrificing American Children on the Pathway to Citizenship

    12/22/2009 8:48:20 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 981+ views
    Center for immigration studies ^ | dec. 22, 2009 | Ronald W. Mortensen
    Amnesty: the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals. The advocates for the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 4321) claim that it is not an amnesty bill because illegal aliens have to pay a $500 fine, which is roughly 5 percent of the cost of the services of a good "coyote" or alien-smuggler. This means that for a $500 payment, illegal aliens will be granted total amnesty from the multiple felonies that they commit in order to get jobs...

    10/22/2009 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 535+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/22/09 | Staff
    Today, leading police executives from states as diverse as California, Iowa and Texas joined a growing chorus of law enforcement officials calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The law enforcement leaders, who discussed the issue during a telephonic press conference, described how the broken immigration system damages public trust and harms public safety. They stressed the importance of getting input from state and local law enforcement as Congress prepares to take up immigration reform in early 2010.
  • Today is National Undocumented Worker Day (NUWD) - what are YOU doing for it?

    09/18/2009 7:41:26 AM PDT · by mudblood · 23 replies · 733+ views
    Collective Wishes ^ | 9/18/09 | Candle
    Because today is National Undocumented Worker Day (NUWD), I decided to do something about it. It is a travesty what is going on in this country. Millions of so-called "illegals" are deported daily - on a DAILY basis - and it has to stop. Just today I was ordering coffee at Cosi, and the lady there (who is Mexican either Guatemalan or Chilean) couldn't understand my order, messed it up. I wanted to yell at her, make her feel bad in some way, but I stopped myself - because she is here illegally, and I need to put myself in...
  • Foundation Laid for Needed Immigration Reform

    08/21/2009 8:41:51 PM PDT · by machogirl · 46 replies · 1,478+ views
    SEIU blog ^ | August 20, 2009 | Joaquin Guerra
    Today, in a meeting to convene a diverse group of labor, advocacy, faith and business leaders, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina met with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to discuss immigration reform. As an added bonus, President Barack Obama made an unscheduled visit to the meeting and reiterated his support of pushing through a comprehensive immigration package this Congress. The Hill reports that: "Obama urged leaders to work together in order to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Advocates took the presidential visit as a sign of the administration's commitment to the issue." In the first of its kind meeting...
  • Honda introduces bill that would make sweeping changes in legal immigration

    06/04/2009 11:28:17 PM PDT · by IdahoPatriot · 17 replies · 876+ views ^ | June 3, 2009 | Ken McLaughlin
    To ensure that issues involving legal immigration don't get lost in the fiery debate about illegal immigration, Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda today will introduce a bill that would give green-card holders the same rights as citizens to bring their spouses and children to the U.S.
  • Group trying to build momentum for immigration reform (OPEN BORDERS BARF ALERT)

    06/02/2009 10:05:54 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 13 replies · 566+ views ^ | 6-1-09 | Art Hovey
    Building a fence along the Mexican border and fighting over proposed immigration restrictions in Fremont are a lot more visible right now than any new paths to citizenship. But that didn’t stop Nebraska advocates of a more welcoming attitude from stepping forward to make their case in Lincoln and Omaha Monday. “I can’t tell you how devastating it is to me to see that fence as an American citizen,” the Rev. Chuck Bentjen said at the Lincoln launch of the National Campaign to Reform Immigration for America. Bentjen, based in Lincoln with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was one...
  • Calderon presses Obama, U.S. on immigration

    04/17/2009 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IndianPrincessOK · 8 replies · 460+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/17/09 | By Stephen Dinan
    MEXICO CITY | Mexican President Felipe Calderon, ahead of a meeting and joint press conference with President Obama, called on the United States to pass an immigration bill as part of a new partnership between the two countries, even as he said Mexico welcomes U.S. business investment. "Open up the door of hope," Mr. Calderon said at a ceremony to welcome Mr. Obama for a one-day visit to Mexico before they both go to Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas, a gathering of the Western Hemisphere's leaders, this weekend. For his part, Mr. Obama barely mentioned the...
  • Cornyn applauds Obama on immigration reform

    04/10/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 39 replies · 1,298+ views
    Houston Chronical ^ | 4-9-9 | Staff?
    Here's what Cornyn said about the Obama White House's decision to re-open the public dialogue on immigration: "I applaud President Obama's commitment to addressing comprehensive immigration reform this year, and stand ready to work with him to produce a product that represents the best interests of America, including respect for the rule of law, national security and economic security. "Comprehensive, common-sense immigration reform remains a top priority for me. Any legislation must protect our borders, promote economic prosperity in Texas and throughout the United States, and be consistent with our American values of compassion, family and opportunity."
  • President Obama To Tackle "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" This Year - Video 4/9/09

    04/09/2009 5:10:20 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 244+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report that says President Obama intends to tackle "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" this year that will include increased Border Security, a path to citizenship for illegals already here, and cracking down on those who employ illegal immigrants. . . . . . (Watch Video)