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Senate amnesty: DHS Sec'y could decide to give illegal aliens citizenship (Napolitano) - 02/04/13

... path to citizenship. ...Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the bipartisan immigration reform framework unveiled this past week, said Napolitano should decide. "What we’ve proposed is that the DHS secretary, whomever it is, will have final say on [whether] whatever metrics we proposes are met," Schumer said. "We think those metrics will be quite objective." ...The Senate...

Chuck Schumer: don't make border security a "barrier" to giving citizenship to illegal aliens (2013 amnesty) - 01/31/13

Speaking earlier today, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said this about the plans for comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty [1]: "We want the border to be secure. It's more secure than it was several years ago, but it has a ways to go. And different sectors need different types of security. It's a lot different having security in the Tucson sector than off the stretch in Texas, which is...

Senate immigration amnesty framework 2013 - 01/28/13

... Lindsey Graham) and four Democrats (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...

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

... might be surprising to some: * Charles Schumer (D, New York * Dick Durbin (D, Illinois) * 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...

Democratic Convention speakers list and immigration - 09/03/12

... Reid - U.S. Senator of Nevada * Charles Schumer - U.S. Senator of New York * Antonio Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair like Castro is a board member of Bloomberg's pro-massive immigration group. But, that's just the start: see the link * Tom Vilsack - Secretary of the Department of Agriculture * Ken Salazar - Secretary of the Department of the Interior * Cristina...

Fiscal conservatives side with America-denouncing billionaire (Cato, Dan Mitchell, Heritage, Brownfield, Sean Medlock, Daily Caller, HotAir) - 05/11/12

... Enjoy Singapore. UPDATE 3: Sens. Charles Schumer and Bob Casey have proposed an "Ex-PATRIOT Act ("Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy") that would not only levy more taxes against those like Saverin, but that would prevent them from even coming back to the U.S. as a visitor (link). At the Daily Caller, another America-17ther - "Jim Treacher", real...

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

... Bloomberg Senators Michael Bennet, Charles 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

... Durbin, Pat Leahy, Bob Menendez, Charles Schumer, and Dianne Feinstein; and Representatives Gonzalez, Becerra, John Conyers, Zoe Lofgren, Luis Gutierrez, Silvestre Reyes. Then, Sandweg conducted another conference call with "immigration groups". These are a veritable galaxy of illegal immigration supporters, and none of them represent the views of the great majority of Americans on immigration:...

Durbin, Napolitano welcome illegal aliens to U.S. Senate to promote anti-American DREAM Act (Arne Duncan, Clifford Stanley, Leahy, Schumer, Feinstein, Franken, Cornyn, Grassley, Margaret Stock) - 06/30/11

... Stanley; Sens. Durbin, Pat Leahy, Charles Schumer, Al Franken, and Dianne Feinstein; and immigration lawyer currently or formerly associated with West Point, Margaret Stock. * John Cornyn and Chuck Grassley were also in attendance; see the Cornyn quote below supporting the DA in concept just not in its current form. Grassley's position isn't known, but he doesn't appear to be a strong opponent...

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

... 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 DREAM Act. The latter would allow the...

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

Sens. 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.

Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham mislead about their amnesty scheme (3/18/10 edition) - 03/18/10

Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham - the "dastardly duo" - take to the pages of the Washington Post to offer "The right way to mend immigration", outlining a comprehensive immigration reform scheme they're going to try to push through (link). They provide no details on their plan, and most of what they outline has been discussed in the summary or the links on the reform link above....

Obama meets with black leaders on unemployment, Hispanic leaders on amnesty (+Graham, Schumer) - 03/11/10

... discussed amnesty plans with Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham. UPDATE: Per Peter Nicholas of the Los Angeles Times (link), the latter two gave Obama a three-page "blueprint": Although details of their blueprint were not released, Graham said the elements included tougher border security, a program to admit temporary immigrant workers and a biometric Social Security card that would...

Obama meets with Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, wants amnesty bill - 03/05/10

... with two senators -- Democrat (Charles Schumer) of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill. According to a person familiar with the meeting, the White House may ask Schumer and Graham to at least produce a blueprint that could be turned into legislative language. The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the...

E-Verify fails to detect illegal aliens 54% of the time; Schumer, MPI cheer - 02/25/10

From Suzanne Gamboa of the Associated Press comes this: The online tool E-Verify, now used voluntarily by employers, wrongly clears illegal workers about 54 percent of the time, according to Westat, a research company that evaluated the system for the Homeland Security Department. E-Verify missed so many illegal workers mainly because it can't detect identity fraud, Westat said. "Clearly it means...

Chuck Schumer trying to get Lou Dobbs to support amnesty - 01/28/10

... for immigration reform. ...Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is spearheading the Democrats’ effort to put together a comprehensive reform bill, met with Dobbs on Wednesday. "We’re meeting with all different kinds of groups, trying to get everybody together to come out for one bill,” Schumer said. ...Schumer noted that Dobbs, who left CNN in November, is "changing his views on immigration." What...

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

... New York Times (link): Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, both Democrats, and (Representatives Lincoln Diaz Balart and Mario Diaz Balart) of south Florida, both Republicans, as well as John C. Favalora, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Miami... "If this is not a slam-dunk case for temporary protected status, I don’t know what is," said Kevin Appleby, a spokesman for the...

*All* National Association of Evangelicals leaders support amnesty, massive immigration; how to take action; UPDATE: not all - 10/12/09

From Numbers USA (link): Leaders of most of the nation's evangelical Christians made a shocking endorsement of illegal-alien amnesty today [Oct. 8] in Senate testimony. Their spokesman -- the head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) -- said high immigration is increasing membership in evangelical churches and is good for the economy... ...Rev. Leith Anderson, president of the NAE,...

Lindsey Graham working with Chuck Schumer on amnesty; rounding up other Republicans - 08/09/09

... working behind the scenes with Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) to gain support from other GOP members. Mr. Schumer is quarterbacking this year's campaign for an overhaul. One complicating factor this time around is the recent ascendancy of the libertarian/strong fiscal conservative wing of the rightwing, exemplified by the tea parties and groups like FreedomWorks. Some of those in that wing will...

Don't be fooled by Chuck Schumer's tough talk on illegal immigration ("illegal") - 06/27/09

... (link). The "key senator" is Charles Schumer, and part of his "tough talk" was discussed here. Bunis has some more quotes and she does at least consider whether what he's just playing or not. Here's the extended Schumer quote from : "When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration...

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....

Schumer, Senate Democrats discuss their immigration plans, including a national ID card - 06/24/09

... (link). As previously discussed, Charles Schumer supports a national ID: "I'm sure the civil libertarians will object to some kind of biometric card -- although . . . there'll be all kinds of protections -- but we're going to have to do it. It's the only way," Schumer said. "The American people will never accept immigration reform unless they truly believe their government is committed to ending...

Chuck Schumer to discuss outlines of his immigration "reform" plan today - 06/24/09

From this: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who also chairs the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, will unveil an outline for an immigration reform bill on Wednesday that will likely detail a plan to offer amnesty to the nation's more than 11 million illegal aliens. ...Sen. Schumer plans to announce on Wednesday the principles that will guide the immigration reform bill that he plans to introduce to...

Chuck Schumer wants national ID card as part of immigration "reform"; liberals, libertarians who support illegal activity to blame - 06/18/09

From this: A "forgery-proof" worker ID card, secured with biometric data such as fingerprints, is an idea favored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), the new chairman of the immigration subcommittee. Schumer, who will lead the effort to craft the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation, called the card the best way to ensure that all workers were authorized. "The ID will make it...

Chuck Schumer: Sotomayor is "within the judicial mainstream" on immigration cases; how far off is he? - 06/08/09

From this: Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of Judiciary’s immigration subcommittee, assigned his staff to analyze how (Sonia Sotomayor) voted in 955 immigration cases in which she has participated throughout her judicial career, with a special focus on cases that involved foreigners trying to win asylum claims in order to remain in the United States. Of the 848 asylum cases in which...

John McCain not invited to Obama immigration "reform" confab on June 17; Obama not serious about "reform"? - 06/04/09

Barack Obama had previously scheduled a meeting with Congress on comprehensive immigration reform for Monday. That's now been moved to the 17th. And: The White House has kept the guest list private, but invitees include, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who may introduce an immigration reform bill by the end of this year, as well as Reps. Xavier Becerra, the vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and John...

Chuck Schumer: the border is secure enough to pass immigration "reform" - 05/20/09

Per this: according to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the borders are now safe enough to take a step forward. "We can pass strong, fair, practical and effective immigration reform this year," he said following a hearing on border security Wednesday. Obviously, the borders aren't secure enough, but it's good that he was kind enough to show how some view border security and immigration enforcement: as...

Feinstein re-introduces AgJobs farmworker amnesty/indentured servitude bill - 05/14/09

... co-sponsors, all Democrats, are: Charles Schumer, Pat Leahy, Jeff Bingaman, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Bob Casey, Chris Dodd, Russ Feingold, Ted Kauffman, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Herb Kohl, Carl Levin, Joe Lieberman, Patty Murray, and Bill Nelson.

4/30/09: Chuck Schumer holding immigration "reform" hearing (Alan Greenspan, Joel Hunter, Doris Meissner) - 04/28/09

On April 30, Chuck Schumer and the Senate Judiciary Committee/Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship will be holding a hearing called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?" (judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3793) It would be a tough debate about the issue if not for the fact that all five witnesses are on the same basic side: * Alan...

John Nichols /The Nation pushes bogus flu pandemic preparedness issue; distraction from Obama admin, Dem failures - 04/27/09

... to this February 8 quote from Charles Schumer (link): "All those little porky things that the House put in, the money for the [National] Mall or the sexually transmitted diseases or the flu pandemic, they're all out." A slightly low-ball question for a Dem would involve reading that quote, getting the Dem to condemn it, and then pointing out who said it. There might also be fiscal year and...

Right.org's idiotic anti-stimulus video contest ("Bailout Prize Patrol", Snowe, Schumer) - 03/03/09

... speak to both Olympia Snowe and Charles Schumer and just tried to present them with their giant check rather than actually doing something effective such as asking them this question. If they'd asked either of them that question and really pressed for an answer, then they would have done something. (See the question authority page for more.) Think through all the production that was necessary to...

Does Glenn Reynolds really oppose the stimulus, or is he just playing a game? Let's ask. - 02/10/09

... than sending people off to call Charles Schumer (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/69357/)? I'm sure Insty is smart enough to figure out that people from outside New York calling Chuck Schumer isn't going to have much of an impact; Schumer's probably already factored the cost of a few angry, non-constituent phone calls into the equation, and unless people just keep calling day after day it's probably...

"Comprensive immigration reform" returns: S.9, the "Stronger Economy, Stronger Borders Act of 2009" - 01/07/09

Comprehensive immigration reform - aka an amnesty for illegal aliens - is back. Yesterday, Harry Reid introduced S.9, the "Stronger Economy, Stronger Borders Act of 2009" ("SESBA"). What's there now is just a placeholder (link), however the remarks made by Patrick Leahy at introduction show exactly what it is. Those remarks and the list of co-sponsors are below. Note that this is a repeat of how...

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

From our "Isn't it Ironic" file comes the "Civil Rights Act of 2008", brainchild of Senator Ted Kennedy (S.2554, link). Among no doubt many other things, it seeks to close a defense that employers can use when an illegal alien is fired and sues for back pay. In so doing, the bill admits that employers being able to hire illegal aliens "undermine[s] the living standards and working conditions...

DSCC pro-American 'Secure' video never existed - 08/17/06

Yesterday I noted that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee removed their "controversial" video 'Secure' from Youtube. Today, it's gone completely. The previous URL was: dscc.org/news/multimedia/20060813_secure/ Now, the video at that page is called "Want A Different Course?" which should be available at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPRG8s2haU However, that link doesn't work...

Illegal immigration even Victorians can discuss - 03/10/06

... John McCain, Teddy Kennedy, and Charles Schumer welcomed a delegation of Irish illegal aliens to Washington. They were from the "Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform" group. Now comes the word that their group is funded by the Irish government: "McCain and Hillary Rally Illegals" (humaneventsonline . com/article.php?id=13102). "It is so heartening to see you here," said Clinton. "You are...