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Sen. Bob Menendez

Bob Menendez is a U.S. Senator from New Jersey and a very strong supporter of illegal immigration, as detailed in the posts below.

Also known as Robert Menendez or Robert "Bob" Menendez.

Last modified Nov 1, 2012
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Sen. Bob Menendez might have peddled influence (Melgen, Raul Yzaguirre, Dominican Republic) - 02/03/13

... terrorist threats and drugs. See Bob Menendez and Raul Yzaguirre for more on their questionable statements and actions regarding immigration.

Senate immigration amnesty framework 2013 - 01/28/13

... (Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and Michael Bennet). Summary There's nothing new in their plan: it's simply a slight variant the same old amnesty scam. It's a massive legalization program that has huge downsides and that would do great harm to the U.S. See comprehensive immigration reform for some of those downsides. One of the selling points is a "commission" that would decide when...

Confirmed: DHS held off on arresting illegal alien intern of Sen. Bob Menendez until after election - 12/12/12

... case that sounds too bold, see Bob Menendez for some of the things he's said and done in the past. But, wait, there's more: During discussions about when and where to arrest Sanchez, the U.S. reviewed Sanchez's application for permission to stay in the country as part of President Barack Obama's policy to allow up to 1.7 million young illegal immigrants avoid deportation and get permission to...

"Gang of Eight" senators plotting amnesty include Mike Lee and Jeff Flake (Utah, Arizona) - 12/10/12

... Michael Bennet (D, Colorado) * Bob Menendez (D, New Jersey) * John McCain (R, Arizona) * Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) * Jeff Flake (R, Arizona) * Mike Lee (R, Utah) The first six have been pushing amnesty for years. Flake - a darling of fiscal conservatives and some libertarians - co-authored a 2007 amnesty bill with the ethnic nationalist Luis Gutierrez. Lee is a Tea Parties favorite...

Immigrants' List are immigration lawyers; Daniel Strauss and Huffington Post don't reveal that (Immigration Heroes List) - 01/17/12

... Schumer, Lisa Murkowski, and Bob Menendez. Representatives Luis Gutierrez, Zoe Lofgren Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Randy Parraz (led recall drive against Russell Pearce of Arizona) ---------------

Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... Napolitano) called "key members" Sen. Bob Menendez, Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, and Rep. Xavier Becerra to let them know. Then, DHS Counselor John Sandweg spoke with Alicia Caldwell of the Associated Press to share the news with a sympathetic ear (her writeup is here). Then, there were "staff level calls to dream letter signatories"; that refers to the April letter (link) that various Congressmen...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011: new amnesty push from Leahy, Menendez, Durbin, Reid, Schumer, Kerry, Gillibrand - 06/23/11

... involved so far are Sens. Pat Leahy, Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, John Kerry, and Kirsten Gillibrand. See each of their names for background on them relating to immigration. 3. For the general downsides of comprehensive immigration reform no matter the specific details of the current bill, see that link. The CIRA2011 also includes the AgJobs bill and the anti-American...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010: Robert Menendez' amnesty - 09/30/10

Senator Bob Menendez has introduced a new amnesty bill called the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010". It's almost 900 pages and, since it's probably not going anywhere, the following discussion will be brief. However, feel free to provide additional information in comments. You can download a copy from weareoneamerica.org/blog/sep-10/we-have-bill At least one part of it appears to be...

Reid-Schumer-Menendez immigration plan: biometric IDs and amnesty with border enforcement as bait - 04/29/10

... Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, and Bob Menendez have released the outlines of their own comprehensive immigration reform plan; a PDF is available here. The first, tough-talking part deals with increased border security; see this for some of the ways it's misleading. After having increased border security, an amnesty will be enacted.

Sen. Robert Menendez plays race card, misleads; NJ Star-Ledger editors sit there like potted plants - 04/01/10

... here, report here) shows Senator Bob Menendez misleading about immigration matters and playing the race card. As can be seen at the last link, neither of those are news. The main reason this is here is because it provides a video illustration of how the mainstream media isn't doing their job. Instead of interrupting him and acting like real journalists, the members of the New Jersey Star Ledger...

Tea parties not smart enough to oppose Sen. Robert Menendez in right way, choose pointless recall effort instead - 03/16/10

... effort against New Jersey senator Bob Menendez. A state appeals court has ruled that the recall effort can proceed, but it will probably go to a higher court (link).

"Temporary" Protected Status for Haitian illegal aliens pushed by profiteers (Haiti earthquake) - 01/14/10

... Frank Lautenberg, Chris Dodd, Bob Menendez, Pat Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Bob Casey, and Bernie Sanders. From NC Aizenman of the Washington Post (link): (The Florida politicians including Ileana Ros Lehtinen) are among several leaders holding separate news conferences in Miami on Thursday to draw further attention to the issue. Others include the head of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy...

Peter Wallsten misleads about Lou Dobbs (now an amnesty supporter?) - 11/25/09

... Media Matters for America and Bob Menendez are far-left supporters of massive illegal activity. If they or journalists outrageously lied, that could be used to discredit them. Their position as supporters of massive illegal activity is invalid, and it wouldn't be that difficult to show how invalid it is. If your goal is to help the U.S. by helping to reduce massive illegal activity, that's what...

Gutierrez unveils immigration "reform" bill principles at Washington DC rally (RI4A, CHC,NCIC,religious leaders) - 10/13/09

Earlier today, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform held a rally in Washington DC. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force) laid out outlines of a bill he'll supposedly be introducing later this year. The specifics aren't known but it will be very lax and probably won't include the "symbolic gestures" from the bill he co-authored with Jeff...

"Enough is Enough!" anti-Lou Dobbs campaign from Democracia Ahora (DNC link, Obama too?; Bendixen) - 09/18/09

... preceding question - include Sen. Bob Menendez, Dan Restrepo (a member of President Obama’s National Security Council, who Democracia Ahora says was interviewed while he was a director for the Americas Project at Center for American Progress), and Reps. Raul Grijalva and Lucille Roybal Allard. And: Communications for "Enough is Enough!" are being handled by another Miami-based firm, Balsera...

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....

Jesse Washington /AP mainstreams MMFA smears, shows no regard for protecting U.S. from epidemic - 05/02/09

Jesse Washington of the Associated Press - author of this sleazy pro-Obama article - now offers "Immigration foes link flu to Mexican threat claims" (link, assistance from Don Babwin and Barbara Rodriguez of the AP). The article mainstreams - and references - the recent smear article from Tom Allison of Media Matters for America in which the latter downplayed the risk of illegal aliens bringing...

Bob Menendez: legalizing illegal aliens is "the civil rights issue of our time"; Jamie Duffy fails at reporting - 04/27/09

... event featured an appareance by Bob Menendez, who said: ...amnesty will "ultimately nullify the need for a 287(g)"... ..."This is the civil rights issue of our time," Menendez told the audience. "This is about all of us together," he said, noting that the people at the rally "were not the hearts that are hardened, that have to be softened." Others there were Walter Coleman (of Elvira Arellano...

Obama meets with Congressional Hispanic Caucus over immigration "reform"; trip to Mexico; public forum - 03/18/09

... conducted in a couple months (per Bob Menendez at the AFP link). 3. Per Gutierrez: "The president said more than any of us expected him to say... He was clear, eloquent and determined in letting us know that we're all together on the route to comprehensive immigration reform... [the CHC] made it absolutely clear that this is a civil rights issue of our community." 4. CHC Chair Nydia...

"Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act" (Lincoln Diaz-Balart, NCLR, SCHIP) - 01/19/09

Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart has introduced "Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act of 2009" ("LICHIA", HR319, H.R.319, link) which would add coverage for immigrant children and pregnant women to the SCHIP bill. Legal immigrants aren't able to obtain those benefits for five years. Note also that apparently the current SCHIP reauthorization bill includes a similar provision, at least in the...

Senator Bob Menendez to Neil Cavuto: "I hope you are not one of the ones forced off the air" - 11/03/08

... below.] Earlier today, Senator Bob Menendez appeared on the Fox's Neil Cavuto show and got into an argument with him about various Barack Obama plans.

New York Times: if the "nativists" weren't really "anti-immigration", they'd support massive immigration - 10/03/08

The New York Times editorial board is back with yet another very special editorial (link): One of the false pieties uttered by anti-immigration politicians is that they love immigrants. If that were true, Congress would not be having so much trouble passing a simple law to smooth out a serious kink in the legal immigration pipeline. Seriously, does anyone - even those in their target market - buy...

Bob Menendez, Teddy Kennedy still trying to hamper immigration enforcement (S.3594) - 10/02/08

Senator Robert Menendez has introduced S.3594, the "Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Raids and Detention Act", co-sponsored by Teddy Kennedy (link). The PCRURDA appears to be as bad as you might expect; some of the differences between his bill and the current law are more in the realm of those who are immigration lawyers.

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... Redefining the Debate". Senator Bob Menendez and Rep. Xavier Becerra have been invited. Those who've confirmed their presence include "Mauricio Farah, Quinto Visitador General, La Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos de Mexico", Frank Sherry from America's Voice, Tamar Jacoby of Immigration Works USA, and Lori Wallach from Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. * "High Powered Latinas and the...

Senator Bob Menendez uses alleged ICE abuses to hamper immigration enforcement (SPLC, NYT) - 06/16/08

Senator Robert Menendez is a racial demagogue who supports massive Hispanic immigration (of any kind) in order to obtain political power. His latest trick to oppose immigration enforcement was a speech he gave on the Senate floor last week [1] in which he made several inflammatory statements about the government he supposedly works for and highlighted rare examples of abuses - some merely alleged...

Media Matters for America on immigration "myths" ("Fear and Loathing in Prime Time") - 05/21/08

... News." Participants included: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ); Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA); Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza; and Frank Sharry of America's Voice. The first issue with their report is that it switches between discussing illegal immigration and all forms or the legal variety of...

"Civil Rights Act of 2008" admits illegal aliens "undermine the living standards and working conditions of all Americans" (Kennedy, Clinton, Obama) - 03/07/08

... Durbin Barbara Boxer Chuck Schumber Bob Menendez ...and several more. After a bit of a warm-up and a to-be-expected concern about racial profiling, here's the relevant bits: ...(5) ...In the wake of the Hoffman decision [Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)], defendant employers will now argue that backpay awards to unlawfully discharged undocumented workers are...

Senator Bob Menendez floated as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate - 01/24/08

From this: John F.X. Graham, one of Hillary Clinton's National Finance Co-Chairs, thinks that...

Hillary Clinton voted to grab guns during emergencies, Barack Obama voted against it - 01/23/08

One-sixteenth of a cheer for Barack Obama! For, back in 2006 he voted for an amendment that would prevent the federal government from spending any money on gun confiscation during a declared state of emergency. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton voted against it (i.e., on the gun grabbing side). Details on the amendment that was added to HR 5441 here.

Obama immigration interview: he'd make situation far worse (Kevin Johnson/UC Davis) - 09/25/07

Professors Kevin Johnson (lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration), Jennifer Chacon, and Bill Hing of UC Davis have scored a true coup for the blogosphere: an interview about immigration with Barack Obama! Of course, it probably helped that all three of them "have served as members of an Immigration Policy Group for the Obama campaign". Another help was that the questions are complete puffballs and...

Democratic Spanish-language Univision debate September 9 transcript - 09/09/07

The transcript contains some real valuable nuggets. Here's John Edwards: Just a few months ago, I was in Canton, Mississippi, as part of a poverty tour, and I met with poultry workers who worked in a poultry plant in Canton, Mississippi. And one of them was a man named Daniel who had been badly hurt on the job. And because of his injuries, he wasn't able to work.

America empty boxed: Kennedy immigration press conference - 06/18/07

An old scam is to sell someone something and then to send them a box full of bricks or even an empty box. Along those lines, Ron Brynaert of RawStory finally has a story with which I don't disagree: Lawmakers were pointing to "empty boxes" at a press conference last Thursday, a Capitol Hill newspaper reports. "At a pro-immigration rally Thursday, a group of politicians including Sens.

Senate illegal immigration amnesty: cloture or defeat. And: what you can do. - 06/06/07

[6/7 8pm UPDATE: The bill has ceased to exist... for now. The final try at cloture failed, but the bill might come back later in the year. Please read the original entry below if you'd like to help prevent future tries at amnesty.. Like Business Week predicting a bull market just before the stock market crash, the cover of Time's June 18, 2007 issue - apparently released today - intones "Why...

Dr. Richard Land wants to hear from you about immigration matters - 03/29/07

Dr. Richard Land is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and earlier today he appeared with Senator Teddy Kennedy and others at a Washington DC press conference to support immigration "reform" (aka a massive amnesty): "...We also have a Biblical mandate to act compassionately for those that are in needm, Matthew 25... To love our neighbors as ourselves. Matthew 22. And to do onto...

Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 (Barack Obama) - 03/09/07

... original co-sponsors are: Senators Bob Menendez, Jeff Bingaman and Ken Salazar; Representatives Mike Honda, Neil Abercrombie, Hilda Solis, Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva. Two other Reps involved are Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky. From the who-cares department comes this video of NYC Councilmen Hiram Monserrate and Miguel Martinez and NY Assemblyman Jose Peralta urging Hillary Clinton and others...

Jared Polis, Colorado Springs awarded by Mexican government (Ohtli award) - 12/02/06

... Congressman and current Senator Bob Menendez (reasons for his award here: preview.tinyurl.com/y22rtr). * Ruben Barrales, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States; White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs In 2003, a recipient was the assistant police Chief of Austin, Texas, Rudy Landeros. Vicente Fox was present when he was given the award, and it's related to a...

Sen. Bob Menendez "a person of interest"; subpoenas - 11/10/06

From this: Three days after the election of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), FBI agents are preparing to serve another round of subpoenas in a case involving Menendez's financial relationship with a community organization that received federal funding with Menendez's help. The new subpoenas, from the U.S.

What Senator Bob Menendez is saying behind your back (illegal immigration, ethnic solidarity) - 11/04/06

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey delivered the Democratic Hispanic Radio Address today, and here's part of what he said: Good morning. This is Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey. This coming Tuesday, November 7, Latinos can make the difference in elections across the country. We have the ability to make our voices heard and vote for those who respect our rights and will look out for our best...

Bush favors a massive illegal alien amnesty. Should he switch parties? - 04/26/06

Bush recently held a meeting of pro-illegal immigration Senators ("Bush, senators agree on alien citizenship, shut out critics"). According to Mel Martinez (R-FL): "There was a pretty good consensus that what we have put into the Hagel-Martinez proposal here is the right way to go...