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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...