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  • Presidential Hopeful John McCain Counting on Voters’ Short Memories

    01/20/2008 3:24:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 9,413+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 20, 2008 | Jim Kouri
    In the midst of this presidential race, many GOP faithful appear to have forgotten that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his friend Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) were planning last December to introduce a new immigration bill that is even more liberal than their past “amnesty” bill. They’re calling it a fast-track to citizenship for illegal aliens.  US Border Patrol agents haven’t been happy with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) since he voted for the first Amnesty Bill (S. 2611). And they’re not being quiet about their collective anger over the senator’s recent actions and remarks.
  • Kennedy “Reaches Out” to Destroy America’s Borders

    03/06/2007 6:23:57 PM PST · by AuntB · 56 replies · 2,233+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | Mar. 5, 2007 | By Michael Cutler
    Stephen Dinan reported Friday in The Washington Times that Senator Ted Kennedy claims he is reaching across the political aisle to include Republicans in his effort to create a “comprehensive immigration bill.” On Wednesday, Dinan had reported that Senator Arlen Specter had accused Kennedy of being secretive regarding the drafting of the bill. Of course, this “comprehensive immigration bill,” which includes a 1986-like Guest Worker Amnesty program, compromises our national security and provides incredible incentives for millions more illegal aliens to come streaming across our nation's borders to receive life-long Social Security benefits, will require bi-partisan support to pass the...
  • Breaking: Senate overwhelmingly approves House Border Wall (per KFI radio)

    09/29/2006 7:40:28 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 462 replies · 12,420+ views
    KFI radio broadcast ^ | 9/29/06 | self
    <p>The House version of the bill approving and funding the building of a U.S./Mexico border wall has overwhelmingly passed the Senate, according to KFI News.</p>
  • Immigration Reform? Waiting for Speaker Hastert (CALL NOW 202-225-2976)

    09/05/2006 10:11:51 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 61 replies · 1,850+ views
    CALL NOW !! 202-225-2976
  • GOP schedules more immigration hearings

    07/12/2006 3:43:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,488+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders are scheduling a new round of immigration hearings, saying three already held have strengthened their case for enforcement-heavy legislation. Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday the hearings have made clear that a Senate bill that opens an avenue toward citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants would undermine border security. He contended that members of both parties are moving toward the House position that the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants should be offered no guarantees against being deported. "The hearings have been an absolute success and they've put us in a stronger position to...
  • Rove tells Latino leaders US facing critical moment

    07/11/2006 5:48:47 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 76 replies · 3,363+ views
    Reuters Newswire ^ | 07/10/2006 | Yahoo News
    ANGELES (Reuters) - Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's senior political advisor, on Tuesday took the administration's message on immigration reform to Latino leaders, saying the country was approaching a "critical moment" in the debate. >br> Speaking at the annual convention of leading Latino civic group the National Council of La Raza, Rove said Bush would work with Republicans and Democrats in coming weeks to push through reform legislation that has bitterly divided Congress, the Republican Party and the nation. "We face a critical moment in our immigration debate, a moment when our nation will make an important decision...
  • What Karl Rove Should Tell La Raza

    07/10/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 742 replies · 8,343+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/10/06 | The Human Events View
    White House adviser Karl Rove is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the annual conference of the federally funded, left-wing, open-borders-advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza. If he does not want his speech to look like an act of appeasement, he should confront La Raza on its opposition to commonsense policies designed to secure both U.S. borders and U.S. pocketbooks. La Raza, which means “The Race” in Spanish, has denounced as “horrendous” and “appalling” the House immigration bill passed in December, which was sponsored by Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.) and supported by the overwhelming majority of House Republicans....
  • Sen. Frist is Ready to Appoint Conferees - Waiting for Speaker Hasteret (CALL NOW 202-225-2976)

    07/10/2006 11:49:21 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 44 replies · 2,129+ views
    I just spoke with Speaker Hasteret's Office. I am told that he is waiting for "more hearings" one in Mid-July and another in Mid-August before appointing conferee's on the Immigration Bill..... I told him that the AMERICAN PEOPLE want the HOUSE bill not the SENATE bill !!! NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL SPEAKER HASTERET's OFFICE and tell him to APPOINT CONFEREE's NOW !!! David Click here to read MY OPEN LETTER TO CONGERSS
  • Clinton praises Bush on immigration reform

    07/08/2006 4:37:07 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 258 replies · 6,253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/08/06 | By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - Former President Bill Clinton praised President Bush on Saturday for supporting reforms that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to seek citizenship but said the debate in Congress is being fomented by Republicans who want to divide America. "I'm proud of him for doing it and I thanked him for doing it," he said of Bush during a "Cafe con Clinton" breakfast speech to the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights advocacy group. Clinton said Bush's roots in Texas — which has one of the nation's largest Hispanic...
  • Illegal Aliens: A Few Myths to Keep in Mind . . .

    07/05/2006 6:32:06 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 41 replies · 2,516+ views
    Virginia Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Charles Grayson
    Illegal Aliens: A Few Myths to Keep in Mind . . . Mexico City. Last Tuesday the Pew Hispanic Center announced that 41 percent of Mexicans surveyed in February and 46 percent questioned in May stated they would live in the United States if given "the means and opportunity." Indeed, two out of 10 people interviewed said they were prepared to enter the U.S. illegally. These figures could have amazing consequences because our Spanish- speaking neighbor has a population of nearly 106 million inhabitants.
  • Immigration debate spurs new bills from House, Senate

    07/04/2006 11:48:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 54 replies · 2,749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/05/06 | Yahoo News
    Bringing San Diego to the forefront of the immigration debate, House Republicans will hold field hearings on the issue Wednesday at an Imperial Beach border patrol station. Two opposing immigration bills from the House and Senate will head for negotiations after the hearings senators and representatives are holding across the country this summer. San Diego area representatives have been heavily involved in the debate, some authoring sections of the House bill. Measures proposed in the House bill, H.R. 4437, include: making illegal presence in the country a felony, building 698 miles of fencing along the border, requiring employers to use...
  • Feathering Their Casas

    07/03/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 17 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | April,2006 | By George W. Grayson
    Mexican politicians continuously demand more visas for their citizens, an expanded guest-worker program, and "regularization" of illegal aliens living north of the Rio Grande. While neglecting to mention that the United States admits nearly one million legal newcomers each year, they also fail to publicize: (1) the extremely high salaries they receive, often—in the case of federal and state legislators—more than their counterparts in developed nations that have substantially longer annual sessions, (2) the generous stipends that they grant themselves, including year-end aguinaldos and end-of-term bonuses of tens of thousands of dollars known as bonos de marcha, and (3) the...
  • Republicans Slate New Immigrations Hearings

    07/01/2006 8:12:11 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 50 replies · 2,529+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 7/1/2006 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Story on the House of Representatives start on hearings on immigrants. The fur will fly on this one.
  • Hispanics against Immigration Hearings

    07/01/2006 7:13:50 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 49 replies · 2,678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/1/2006 | Emily Fredrix
    What are Hispanic groups and the Democratic Party have to fear about the upcoming immigration hearings by the GOP?What are they hiding?I thought that they would be glad that they are finally to air their views in the public.
  • Immigration Deadlock Revisited

    06/30/2006 1:22:46 PM PDT · by AppleButter · 23 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2006 | shailagh Murray and Charles Babingont
    Republican Senate leaders are considering how to revive immigration legislation and cut a deal with the more hard-line House, a sign of increasing GOP concern that inaction on the emotionally charged issue could hurt the party with voters in November. For months, House and Senate Republicans have steadfastly defended their respective positions. The House has insisted on tougher border and deportation provisions only. The Senate, allied with President Bush, has demanded that a crackdown be coupled with an overhaul of immigration laws, including a broader guest worker program and a pathway to legal status for the estimated 12 million people...
  • Illegal Aliens Academically

    06/30/2006 8:20:43 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 28, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s an interesting take from the Ivory Tower on the current controversy over illegal immigration: “Undocumented may be the most decent word that’s available to us, but something was lost in that translation too,” Stanford professor Geoffrey Nurnberg writes in the summer 2006 edition of the magazine Rethinking Schools. “It isn’t that undocumented adds a bureaucratic note, but that it focuses on the government’s records rather than the immigrants themselves.” “Visitors who overstay their visas may not be undocumented in the strict sense of the term, which is why the INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service] ultimately decided to stay with...
  • Blacks Applaud House Leadership for Stopping Senate Immigration Bill

    06/27/2006 6:22:25 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 33 replies · 1,677+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 25, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    While most civil-rights leaders, including Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, support illegal aliens and amnesty, many African-Americans believe they do so as partisan Democrats and not in the best interests of blacks in America. A national coalition of American blacks who support enforcement of US immigration laws, commended the decision by the leadership of the House of Representatives to hold field hearings later this summer. While the White House and the Senate are backing legislation that would grant amnesty to more than 12 million illegal aliens and flood America’s labor market with millions more new foreign workers, opposition to...
  • Unfinished border business Bill Frist

    06/25/2006 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 97 replies · 1,392+ views
    Washington Times | June 25, 2006 | Bill Frist
    The immigration bill I voted for in the Senate started the United States down the road to a much better immigration system. But it's not finished. In its broad outlines, I support the comprehensive approach that the Senate bill takes. History has taught us that immigration reform measures cannot work in isolation. Simply strengthening physical border security or beginning a guest worker program will not fix the deep, underlying problems in America's immigration system. Any bill Congress sends to the president must enhance border security, create an operational temporary worker program, provide for work-site enforcement, and address the status of...
  • A Texas-Sized Disconnect On Borders

    06/25/2006 6:14:31 AM PDT · by RKV · 56 replies · 1,047+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 25 June 2006 | David Broder
    The story line of the week was "Republicans in Retreat," as major pieces of President Bush's legislative program hit roadblocks on Capitol Hill. The subtext was a largely unexamined cultural and political gap between the president and important parts of his core constituency, a rift that only now, in his sixth year in office, is becoming evident. First, a quick summary of what happened. On Tuesday morning House Republican leaders met with Speaker Dennis Hastert to assess the prospects for immigration reform. Widely different bills had passed in the House and Senate, and the normal procedure would be to appoint...
  • GOP Plans Hearings on Issue of Immigrants

    In a move that could bury President Bush's high-profile effort to overhaul immigration law until after the midterm elections, House GOP leaders yesterday announced a series of field hearings during the August recess, pushing off final negotiations on a bill until fall at the earliest. The announcement was the clearest sign yet that House Republicans have largely given up on passing a broad rewrite of the nation's immigration laws this year. They believe that their get-tough approach -- including building a wall along the border with Mexico and deporting millions of illegal immigrants -- is far more popular with voters...
  • The GOP's immigration shame (Triple Chunky Alert)

    06/21/2006 6:37:01 AM PDT · by RKV · 24 replies · 1,219+ views
    LA Times ^ | 21 June 2006 | Unsigned Editorial
    HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN a governing party is running out of steam? When it controls all branches of government yet abandons even the pretense of addressing an issue most members claim is a "crisis." That's what the GOP-led House did Tuesday in announcing that discussions over reconciling its enforcement-centric immigration bill with the Senate's legalization-focused version will be pushed back to September at the earliest, and only after completing more hearings. Instead of naming negotiators and attempting in good faith to bridge the chasm between the bills, House leaders are busy naming locations for "field meetings" that can deliver...
  • IMMIGRATION TURNABOUT ("Immigration Bill was all but dead.")

    06/17/2006 10:14:18 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 37 replies · 2,500+ views ^ | 6/17/06 | Robert Novak
    Within two days last week, House Majority Leader John Boehner changed from sunny optimism about prospects for passing an immigration bill this summer to a bleak, negative outlook. The reason was that Boehner got the word from House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Boehner on Tuesday was upbeat in addressing a breakfast forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which supports a guest worker program. He indicated he would resolve differences between the restrictive House bill and the much more liberal Senate bill by the Fourth of July. But at a closed luncheon Wednesday at Charlie Palmer's restaurant, attended by financial contributors...
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform Statement of Most Reverend William Skylstad

    06/16/2006 12:30:44 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 20 replies · 1,251+ views
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | June 15, 2006 | Most Reverend William Skystad
    In the spirit of Liberation Theology, the USCCB released a news press release yesterday, stating they will continue their drive for passage of CIRA. This means they support of unrestricted illegal immigration to the United States despite the costs to taxpayers.The bishops are continuing their drive even though CIRA is vastly unpopular with the American people and a vast majority of Catholics. This news release has not been widely disseminated and everyone here gets a first look.
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops policy paper on its support of illegal immigration

    06/14/2006 4:52:10 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 293 replies · 3,777+ views
    I am posting this article because very few people know that the Catholic Church is going out of their way to make sure CIRA is the law of the land. The church has supported illegal immigration for many years and they have been active in getting CIRA passed. I also publishing this article in the hopes that the many Catholics who support the House of Representatives would know what their church is doing on the illegal immigration issue in the United States. I really do not think that Roman Catholics know the churches position on this matter.I know that there...
  • Ex-California governor says GOP timid on immigration

    06/14/2006 4:44:56 AM PDT · by MountainMenace · 29 replies · 1,189+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2006 | GEBE MARTINEZ
    WASHINGTON - The political godfather of California's initiatives against illegal immigrants in the 1990s said Monday that lawmakers who favor citizenship opportunities for such workers do so only because they are afraid of being labeled racists and nativists. "I think a great many Republicans have been intimidated, and I, frankly, am quite disappointed," former California Gov. Pete Wilson said during a speech at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.
  • Hastert Deals Blow to Immigration Bill (On Drudge)

    06/13/2006 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 201 replies · 5,053+ views
    AP ^ | 6-13-06 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Hopes for a quick compromise on immigration were dealt a blow Tuesday after House Speaker Dennis Hastert said he wanted to take a "long look" at a Senate bill offering possible citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants. Hastert said hearings on the Senate bill should be held before appointing anyone to a House-Senate committee to negotiate a compromise immigration bill. Later, he said he was unsure what the House's next move would be. "We're going to take a long look at it," Hastert said late Tuesday. House Majority Leader John Boehner agreed. "I think we should know clearly what's in...
  • House Republicans hit Senate immigration bill [Senate Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill]

    06/13/2006 4:00:15 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 83 replies · 1,907+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    The Senate's immigration-reform bill grants broad amnesty to illegal aliens and is even worse than previously thought, say House Republicans who have read the 850-page Senate bill and must approve any final legislation that Congress sends President Bush. "The more people see of this Senate bill, the less they like it," House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, said of the bill that was largely penned by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and John McCain, Arizona Republican. Allowing illegals to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal work, for instance, is "outrageous," said Mr. Sensenbrenner....
  • Guest workers aren't cheap; they're expensive

    06/12/2006 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies · 905+ views ^ | 6/12/06 | Phyllis Schlafly
    George W. Bush entered the White House in 2001 hoping he would be remembered in history books as the education president who raised public school standards with his No Child Left Behind Act. It now looks like his legacy will be "No illegal immigrant left behind." The White House Web site is currently advertising, in both English and Spanish, Bush's congratulations (applaudo) to the U.S. Senate for passing what president called bipartisan (bipartidista) and comprehensive (integral) immigration reform (reforma). In fact, this Kennedy-McCain (aka Hagel-Martinez) bill might be the worst and the most expensive bill ever passed by the Senate,...
  • Employee verification system would affect all workers, privacy experts say/'No-work list' predicted

    06/12/2006 10:24:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,535+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 6/12/06 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - Remember the Department of Homeland Security's "no-fly'' lists that erratically flagged 3-year-old children and dozens of men named David Nelson as terrorists seeking to board commercial airplanes? Well, now privacy experts are warning America to prepare for the "no-work'' list. As Congress debates immigration reform, experts say a little-discussed aspect of the bill, mandatory employee eligibility verification, is likely to have a colossal impact on the lives of every person in the U.S. labor market -- citizen and foreigner alike. "Everyone who wants to work will feel this provision,'' said Tim Sparapani, legal counsel for the American Civil...
  • Guest Workers Could Stay Indefinitely, Bill Says [The Senate Bill That Just Keeps On Giving]

    06/12/2006 6:06:41 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 7 replies · 384+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2006 | NewsMax Wires
    EL PASO, Texas -- The immigration bill passed by the Senate last month could mean security for many residents of Juarez, Mexico, who cross the border with laser visas meant for shoppers and work illegally in El Paso. The bill would allow border crossing workers, such as those from Juarez, to apply for unlimited enrollment in the guest worker program. Most other guest workers would be limited to working in the United States for a total of six years before having to return home. "I think El Paso would be able to take advantage of it very easily with workers...
  • Response from Congressman Farr on immigration bill

    06/11/2006 10:43:32 AM PDT · by Technoman · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Response | 06-09-06 | Congressman Sam Farr
    Dear (Technoman) : Thank you for contacting me to share your views on immigration. This is an issue with strong feelings on both sides. I want you to know that I do not support illegal immigration, that I believe all persons should respect and honor our laws for admission to our country and I am grateful for the US Border Patrol and National Guard who regulate our borders to discourage lawbreakers. However, the fact is that 12 million undocumented immigrants reside in the United States . This issue will not go away. We cannot turn our backs on the matter...
  • U.S. trip leaves (Vicente) Fox feeling good

    06/10/2006 10:40:34 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 34 replies · 989+ views
    Dallas Morning News via San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Jun. 10, 2006 | LENNOX SAMUELS
    MEXICO CITY - With Mexicans going to the polls July 2 to choose a new president, President Vicente Fox soon will be a lame duck. As his six-year term draws to a close, Fox has necessarily had to cede much of the spotlight to the leading presidential candidates, Felipe Calderon of the president's National Action Party, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and Roberto Madrazo of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Nevertheless, a recent poll shows that Fox the may leave office Dec.1 as one of the most popular Mexican presidents in recent history,...
  • Birthright Sale (This legislation was never about border control)

    06/06/2006 4:16:14 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 63 replies · 1,252+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 06, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    Many stores held sales over the Memorial Day holidays. In Washington, the Senate immigration bill has been selling our birthright for a message of political pottage. Far from "controlling the borders" as advertised, this bill reduces our existing control of the borders. Under a provision inserted at the eleventh hour by Senator Arlen Specter, the Senate bill forbids the federal government from building a fence without first consulting with the Mexican government. In fact, state and local governments are also forbidden by this bill to take any border control actions without first consulting with their Mexican counterparts. In other words,...
  • Tancredo - House Republicans vs. Senator Frist’s amnesty plan

    06/05/2006 11:36:53 AM PDT · by rcocean · 28 replies · 1,102+ views
    National Review ^ | June 6, 2006 | Tom Tancredo
    Two roads diverge. Will the nation get another amnesty program or will it get secure borders to halt illegal entry into our country? House Republicans must choose, because they can’t have both. The recently passed Senate bill giving amnesty to 12-15 million illegal aliens presents a challenge to House Republicans, but it also presents an opportunity. The House should respond with a strong reaffirmation of the enforcement-first strategy for border control and immigration-law enforcement, an approach strongly favored by a large majority of the American people. If House Republicans abandon that path, they will invite the desertion of their conservative...
  • Senate Wizards Wrote Unconstitutional Bill (Shamnesty Bill Is Dead To House Revenue Rule Alert)

    06/02/2006 5:37:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 66 replies · 2,360+ views
    Rush ^ | 06/02/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. This is hilarious: (story) "The long-fought Senate immigration bill that opponents say grants amnesty to 10 million illegal aliens is unconstitutional and appears headed for certain demise, Senate Republicans now say." Here is why, "A key feature of the Senate bill is that it would make illegals pay back taxes before applying for citizenship, a requirement that supporters say will raise billions of dollars in the next decade. There's just one problem: The U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits revenue-raising legislation [taxes, tax cuts, what have you, has to come from the House] from originating in the Senate. 'All...
  • Immigration Bills Compared (HR4437 & S2611)

    06/02/2006 5:48:50 PM PDT · by MountainMenace · 18 replies · 1,373+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2006 | Staff
    Comparison of the provisions in the House and Senate bills side-by-side in tabular format.
  • Why Is Bush So Stubborn? (Supporting Amnesty Against Will of Republican Voters)

    06/02/2006 3:48:04 PM PDT · by nj26 · 55 replies · 1,137+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | May 31, 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    As President Bush's poll numbers drop dramatically even among his base, the question most frequently asked by angry Republicans is, why, oh why, is Bush so stubbornly rejecting the advice of his supporters even though that advice is consistent with the thunderous message from public opinion surveys? The reliable Rasmussen survey, for example, reports that by a 63 percent to 19 percent margin, voters want legislation that controls the borders before trying to change the status of illegal aliens. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger encapsuled the typical reaction to Bush's televised speech: "I have not heard the president say that our objective...
  • Senate Immigration Bill Is Skunk in a Bow

    06/01/2006 6:08:43 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 8 replies · 674+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 06/01/2006 | James R. Edwards, Jr.
    The Republican House of Representatives should tell the U.S. Senate -- and the Bush White House -- to take a hike on immigration. The GOP-led House has been handed a skunk wrapped in a bow. That stinking varmint, S. 2611, amounts to a liberal, Democrat bill. Instead of obliging the cynical pansies of the Senate and the administration who keep pushing open-borders policies, the House should simply refuse to name conferees. That is, House Republicans should boldly snub their noses -- very publicly -- at their party's turncoats. Otherwise, the GOP House faces a no-win situation in a conference committee...
  • A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers

    05/31/2006 4:59:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 1,189+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Griswold
    The debate in Washington over reforming America's immigration laws has produced not only heated rhetoric but a few fantastic claims. Few are wilder than a prediction from a well-known think-tank that the reform bill just passed by the Senate will result in 103 million legal immigrants to the United States during the next 20 years. In a "Web Memo" from the Heritage Foundation, author Robert Rector claims that the Hagel-Martinez immigration bill (S. 2611) would unleash a flood of chain migration that would overwhelm America's capacity to absorb so many people. He calculates that the bill would not only allow...
  • Ex-braceros leery of guest worker plan

    05/30/2006 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 393+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 5-30-06 | Tyche Hendricks
    They say Senate bill needs assurances on living conditions, pay Picking beets, cherries and cotton and shoveling manure on farms across the United States as a Mexican guest worker in the 1940s and 1950s, Cecilio Santillana was glad to earn a few dollars a day. He didn't complain about living in horse stalls without bathrooms or doing stoop work for 12 hours a day without breaks for fear he would be sent back to Chihuahua and lose the steady work that allowed him to support his family in Mexico. But the 78-year-old San Jose man opposes a temporary worker proposal...

    05/30/2006 5:12:23 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 31 replies · 1,536+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/30/2006 | Mark Andrew Dwyer
    On May 24, 2006, against the will of the vast majority of American citizens, in defiance of prudence, fairness, logic, and common sense, and with total disregard of American national interest (see footnote 1), the majority of the U.S. Senate (all but four Democrats and almost half Republicans) passed the so-called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform” Act (CIRA) of 2006. The Act, also known as S. 2611 bill, would (if enacted into the law) Mark Andrew Dwyer One would hope that this despicable act of betrayal of American voters by their elected "representatives" in the Senate, in which the consenting senators promptly...
  • Amnesty: Setting The Numbers Straight (Robert Rector Debunks White House Low Ball Estimate Alert)

    05/30/2006 1:39:14 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 51 replies · 1,599+ views
    Frontpagemag ^ | 05/30/06 | Robert Rector
    The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S.2611), which recently passed the Senate, provides amnesty to illegal immigrants and creates a massive “guest worker” for life program. Earlier this month, The Heritage Foundation released an analysis calculating that the bill, if enacted, likely would result in 103 million immigrants obtaining legal status or entering in the U.S. legally over the next twenty years. [1] All of these individuals would have the right to permanent residence and could become citizens and vote in U.S. elections. On May 18th, the White House Office of Media Affairs issued a press release challenging the Heritage...

    05/29/2006 11:08:27 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 178 replies · 5,595+ views
    Senators' Websites ^ | May 29, 2006 | La Enchiladita
    What follows is a listing of the Senators who voted AGAINST the S. 2611 amnesty bill. I have expanded the list to include each Senator's comments specific to the legislation, where available, and listed the link to their e-mail address or contact form. I have now sent a message of "Thank You" and support to each one. I hope many of you will want to do the same in greater of lesser degree, perhaps contacting only your own Senator and a few others, hopefully all. I tried to make it *easy* for you. WHY DO SO? Many of these Senators...
  • Senate leader defends path to citizenship

    05/28/2006 11:33:34 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1,674+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 28 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist strongly defended on Sunday the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants offered in the Senate's immigration reform bill, citing national security concerns. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the Tennessee Republican said a failure to hold out the hope of citizenship to people living illegally in the United States would encourage the estimated 12 million illegal aliens to "stay in the shadows." "The reality is you can't just take 12 million people here, millions of whom are fully assimilated into our society ... and send them back" to their countries of origin,...

    05/28/2006 8:12:58 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 19 replies · 857+ views
    I am adding this thread for everyone to POST their OPEN letters to congress on this debate.. please take the actual discussions to other threads.. The purpose of this is so that we can PRINT THIS THREAD and fax/mail it to OUR REPS !!
  • GOP rep. rejects 'amnesty' for migrants [Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., answered a flat "no"...]

    05/28/2006 8:10:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 1,570+ views
    GOP rep. rejects 'amnesty' for migrants By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer 17 minutes ago The Senate plan to provide illegal immigrants with a shot at citizenship probably is a deal-breaker that will prevent passage of a compromise on immigration overhaul, the House's lead negotiator said Sunday. "The words 'path to citizenship' is a buzzword for amnesty. We ought to be honest, it is amnesty," said Rep. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The Senate bill passed last week would tighten, offer a guest worker programs to bring in new foreign workers and provide a chance at citizenship...
  • Vicente Fox: Senate Bill a Reward for Mexicans

    05/27/2006 10:00:16 AM PDT · by Keflavik76 · 66 replies · 1,416+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 27, 2006 | NewsMax
    Mexican President Vicente Fox is hailing the Senate's passage of immigration reform legislation that contains sweeping new rights for illegal aliens as a reward for Mexicans. "They fought for it," Fox said Friday at a breakfast meeting with California business leaders. "They earned what they got yesterday," he added. In a speech to the California legislature after the bill's passage on Thursday, Mr. Fox sounded downright ecstatic. "Today's historic vote is a monumental step forward," he declared. "This is a moment that millions of [Mexican] families have been hoping for. This is the moment that millions of people have been...
  • Immigration Debate is NOT a LIBERAL vs CONSERVATIVE issue.

    05/27/2006 10:23:24 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 23 replies · 694+ views
    MY OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS ^ | 27 May 2006 | David C. Osborne
    My FRiends, If we are going to win this WAR on the immigration debate we need to get UNITED in SUPPORT of the HOUSE BILL !....I keep hearing rants about how the LEFT is responsible for the SENATE BILL.. or RINOS for that matter... The TRUTH of the matter is that this is an AMERICAN ISSUE !!... and until we realize it.. we can not effectively wage our WAR against the SENATE version of the Immigration Bill !!..If you take a quick peek over at DU, you will see that the LEFT is just as UPSET about the GARBAGE produced...
  • Lawmaker wants immigration deal before Nov. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Sensenbrenner

    05/26/2006 4:27:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House and Senate should vote on a compromise immigration bill before the November elections so voters can assess how their lawmakers did on the issue, House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said Friday. But a chance at citizenship for illegal immigrants — what some call amnesty — is a nonstarter for any compromise bill, said Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. Failing to appoint negotiators to a House-Senate conference committee or waiting until after the elections would amount to "punting," he said. Plus, the American public is entitled to assess how their senators and representatives did on the issue "before they...
  • FWIW - Howard Dean Reaction to Immigration BIll (what a JOKE)

    05/26/2006 3:21:27 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 47 replies · 924+ views
    VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE: 62-36 From Governor Dean: "We congratulate Senate Democrats for their continued leadership, led by Leader Harry Reid, on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats have consistently fought for immigration reform that strengthens our borders, protects U.S. workers and their wages, reunites families and allows hard-working immigrants who pay taxes and obey the law the opportunity to earn the right to apply for the responsibilities of citizenship. "While the Senate bill is better than the Republican bill passed by the House with the President's backing, the next important step of reconciling these measures could erase...