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  • CNN Sources: Votes lacking for immigration push in Congress

    04/24/2010 7:35:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 1,264+ views
    CNN.com ^ | April 24, 2010 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- The push for immigration reform may be on the front burner for congressional Democrats, but sources say that ultimately, they believe the issue is unlikely to have enough votes to pass. Democrats say the goal is to try to take it up in the Senate before discussing the Supreme Court nomination this summer and spend the rest of the session before the midterm election on the politically potent issue of jobs. One big reason for the immigration reform push, sources say, is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in a brutal battle to win re-election in...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain on Hayworth: 'Litany of lies' (McCain denies backing amnesty)

    02/16/2010 8:30:05 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 88 replies · 1,320+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-02-15
    (snip) PHOENIX, AZ – U.S. Senator John McCain’s re-election campaign today issued the following statement from campaign Communications Director Brian Rogers on former Congressman J.D. Hayworth entering the Republican primary this morning: “Senator John McCain has full confidence that the people of Arizona will again return him to the U.S. Senate this year and will work hard to earn their continued support. Senator McCain understands that to earn the votes of hardworking Arizonans, you first have to respect them by telling the truth. Former Congressman Hayworth obviously disagrees, and it was sad to see him use blatant lies and fabrications...
  • Here we go: White House gearing up to push amnesty in 2010

    12/30/2009 3:48:40 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 29 replies · 1,145+ views
    Why not? What do they have to lose? They’ve already pissed away independents and re-energized conservatives thanks to ObamaCare. Might as well use next year to check as many boxes left on their agenda as they can before they take their beating. Amnesty, cap-and-trade, transferring Gitmo detainees to the U.S.: Pour it on and hope that progressives and Latinos will react by turning out in numbers just high enough to keep the House in Democratic hands. Even if it backfires, how bad can the damage be? They lose 35 seats instead of 30? In fact, this may help them pass...
  • White House prepares for immigration overhaul battle

    12/30/2009 8:45:38 AM PST · by La Lydia · 47 replies · 1,924+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | Peter Nicholas and Tom Hamburger
    With the healthcare battle still unfinished, the Obama administration has been laying plans to take up an issue that could prove even more divisive -- a major overhaul of the nation's immigration system. Senior White House aides privately have assured Latino activists that the president will back legislation next year to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. In a recent conference call with proponents, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, political director Patrick Gaspard and others delivered the message that the White House was committed to seeing...
  • Sheriff Joe, And Others Being Stopped From Enforcing Immigration Laws. Illegals Are Freed (Vanity)

    10/07/2009 8:33:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 23 replies · 1,603+ views
    me | 10/07/2009
    USAToday has an article today about Sheriff Joe in Arizona being told by DHS to stop looking for illegals. Also, I posted this story yesterday about the illegals detention facility in Texas being emptied a couple of weeks ago, and illegals transferred into unguarded hotel facilities with free food, and medical care.
  • Shamnesty John McCain is back in full force: No, he never “got the message”

    05/22/2008 11:46:28 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 148 replies · 744+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 05/22/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    First, my friends, a reminder of what was printed right here on January 23, 2008: After spearheading a disastrous, security-undermining illegal alien amnesty bill last year with Teddy Kennedy, “straight-talking” GOP Sen. John McCain claims he has seen the light. In TV appearances, he vows to put immigration enforcement first. On the campaign trail, he offers a perfunctory promise to strengthen border security and emphasizes the need to restore Americans’ trust in their government’s ability to defend the homeland. “I got the message,” he told voters in South Carolina. “We will secure the borders first.” But how can McCain cure...
  • Amnesty alert: 10 GOP Senators protest Feinstein/Craig illegal alien farmworker amendment

    05/20/2008 5:49:58 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 51 replies · 218+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 05/20/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The good news: Republican senators went on record against the Feinstein/Craig illegal alien farmworker amendment today in a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid. The bad news: There were only 10 of them willing to put their names on the letter: [Image of letter included on site.]Sen. Inhofe wants you to sign the No Amnesty letter. You can do so here. The text: Dear Majority Leader Reid: We write to express disappointment that the Senate Appropriations Committee chose to include in the War Supplemental more than 100 pages of immigration language that would grant legal status to more than one...
  • Illegal Immigration Costs Demonstrated Again

    03/09/2008 9:42:31 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 55 replies · 1,075+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 6, '08 | staff
    Slowly but surely Washington is acknowledging the high cost illegal immigration inflicts on local governments. The New York Times reports on a study by the University of Arizona and San Diego State University showing counties along the Mexican border spent $1.23 billion processing illegal immigrants through the justice system. Heritage research shows the cost of low skilled immigrants does not end there. In FY 2004, at the local and state level, the average low skill immigrant household received $14,145 in benefits and services and paid only $5,309 in taxes. The average low skill immigrant households imposed a fiscal burden on...
  • Will conservatives back McCain?

    03/01/2008 3:04:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 414 replies · 648+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/2/08 | AARON GOULD SHEININ
    John McCain could officially wrap up the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, and he'll celebrate in Atlanta on Thursday. As the GOP establishment in Georgia begins to align behind the presumptive nominee, trouble still lingers among some conservative voters who doubt McCain's bona fides. Those skeptical voters ultimately could determine McCain's fate. Do they stay home? Do they vote Democrat instead? Tom Nesbitt is not sure what he's going to do. A retired postal worker from Turner County, the 66-year-old Republican voter said he's "disgusted" with his party in general and McCain in particular. "I have not yet decided whether I...
  • NY: Immigrant groups rally for rights in Albany

    02/27/2008 8:59:42 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 33 replies · 219+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2/26/08 | MELISSA MANSFIELD
    ALBANY - A thousand immigrants from across the state, including dozens from Long Island, descended on the Capitol yesterday, demanding translators in hospitals, better work conditions and English as a second language classes. The Long Islanders made the trek as part of an annual Immigrants' Day of Action here, but specifically they are concerned about a bill in the Suffolk County Legislature that would require contractors to prove their workers are not illegal immigrants.
  • Van driver does not have license (MN school bus crash)

    02/20/2008 6:36:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 114 replies · 506+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/20/08 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has uncovered information on the driver of the van that hit the school bus. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned through state license records and state staff that the driver of the van does not have a valid driver's license. Alianiss Morales, of Motevideo, was convicted of driving without a license two years ago, according to police and Chippewa County Court administration staff. Morales was pulled over, according to the clerk of court's office, after a report of an an erratic driver. The officer found she was driving in Motevideo without a license. The Minnesota State Patrol will...
  • Five-year Amnesty Bill Under Discussion

    02/18/2008 10:36:28 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 113 replies · 1,046+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | 2/18/08 | N/A
    "Some House Democrats are having behind-the-scenes discussions about creating a special visa for illegal aliens they believe will enjoy considerable Republican support. Under the plan, illegal aliens who can prove they have jobs, pay a fine, and pass a criminal background check will receive the gift of legal status for 5 years. The plan is designed to attract pro-business Republicans and those who backed the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill by also increasing the number of visas issued for technical, temporary and agricultural workers."........
  • Immigration Moves Eyed; House Democrats Ponder an Election-Year Bill (Amnesty)

    02/14/2008 12:54:39 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 27 replies · 590+ views
    Lexis Nexis News ^ | February 11, 2008 Monday | Steven T. Dennis, ROLL CALL STAFF
    Immigration Moves Eyed; House Democrats Ponder an Election-Year Bill Steven T. Dennis, ROLL CALL STAFF House Democrats are crafting scaled-down immigration reform legislation despite the political minefields that surround the issue, with Hispanic Members seeking five-year visas for illegal immigrants who pay fines and pass criminal background checks. Immigration reform had been left for dead after last year's Senate train wreck, but pressures for at least stopgap immigration legislation have bubbled up within the Democratic Caucus. It's unclear if the behind-the-scenes discussions will actually result in a bill coming to the floor, but Democrats say drafts of legislation already have...
  • Paper: scaled-down immigration plan in the works

    02/12/2008 6:25:03 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 118 replies · 166+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | February 11, 2008 | Eunice Moscoso
    House Democrats are crafting a “scaled-down” immigration reform measure despite the political minefields that surround the issue, the Roll Call newspaper reported Monday. It says that Hispanic members — including Rep. Joe Baca — are seeking five-year visas for illegal immigrants who pay fines and pass criminal background checks. Baca, a California Democrat chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Baca said the prospects for a compromise package were discussed in high-level meetings that included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs a key immigration subcommittee, Roll Call said. The paper added: “It’s unclear if...
  • Mexican president decries anti-immigrant perceptions in US, says migrants help economy

    02/11/2008 9:07:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve LeBlanc
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday decried anti-immigrant perceptions in the United States and argued that Mexican immigrants complement American workers. On his first trip to the U.S. as Mexico's president, Calderon said he is working to combat anti-Americanism in Mexico and to improve job prospects there to reduce migration. He said he hopes that Americans resist anti-Mexican sentiments. "The worst thing that happened in this country is this anti-Mexican or anti-immigrant perception of people. We need to contain this," Calderon said after a speech at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "I need to change...
  • You Could Learn to Love Him if You are Willing to Give Him a Chance

    02/08/2008 9:10:55 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 413 replies · 258+ views
    Feb. 8, 2008 | Cinnamon Girl
    You don’t even know him. But you rage against him like he’s the neighbor who has his illegal lawn guy use a leaf blower to blast all his trash into your yard. You think you can feel your blood boiling when you hear him talk. You use words like “traitor, liar, egomaniac…” But you don’t even know him. Such passion can be rechanneled, if you allow yourself take a second look. Sure I had some biting nicknames for him. I had all kinds of complaints against him. He’s still wrong about some things. But when it started to dawn on...
  • Don't underestimate McCain

    02/07/2008 5:30:10 AM PST · by NCDragon · 114 replies · 123+ views
    Seattle Times.com ^ | February 7, 2008 | David S. Broder
    WASHINGTON — The continuing drama of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination should not diminish what John McCain has accomplished on the Republican side of this campaign. The senator from Arizona still has to finish off the challenges from Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, but after Tuesday's victories in such key states as California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri, and a commanding lead in delegates, the question is when, not if, he will secure the nomination. What is more, he has emerged — despite all the negatives of the George Bush legacy — as a serious possibility...
  • McClintObama Amnesty Plan: 20 million illegal alien voters by 2010

    02/04/2008 12:04:06 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 17 replies · 151+ views
    Power Line Forum ^ | February 1, 2008 | William Gheen
    Have GOP Voters forgotten that just a few months ago, John McCain stood hand-in-hand with liberal icon Ted Kennedy pushing for the largest amnesty for illegal aliens in American history? While Rasmussen polling showed that Americans following the legislation very closely opposed it 3 to 1 (69% to 23%), McCain ignored the massive public outcry! The angry calls rolling into the Senate offices, including John McCain's, were between 50 and 100 to 1 against McCain and Kennedy's bill. We know this because we stood outside his door counting calls received by his staff and because other Senators told us the...
  • Amnesty Will Cost US Taxpayers some $2.6 Trillion (What John McCain Supports)

    02/01/2008 1:35:06 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies · 20,559+ views
    THE HERITAGE FOUNDATON ^ | June 6, 2007 | ROBERT RECTOR
    McCain's love of amnesty will be a key issue. He supported amnesty in 2003 by name, proposed it in 2006 and 2007 without calling it amnesty, and says that anyone who says that he ever supported amnesty is a liar. He has insulted Americans who advocate border security and has cursed at the thought of building a border fence. The presence of Juan Hernandez in the background of the McCain campaign tells us that John McCain is as weak on border security now as he ever was. Dr. Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, and past...
  • Let's Closely Examine McCain's Record

    02/01/2008 6:14:27 AM PST · by callisto · 117 replies · 2,049+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/1/2008 | Chris Field
    Following his wins in the South Carolina and Florida Republican primaries, Arizona Sen. John McCain has become the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. He has spent the last year attempting to convince the conservative base of the Republican Party that he is one of them -- but his record in the Senate shows otherwise. Most voters know about his anti-free speech McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. His temper is legendary, and his mistreatment of conservatives and fellow Republicans has earned him accolades from the liberal media who lovingly refer to him as a “maverick.” And he suffered a blow to...