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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Page 2
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Robert Reich has a distinguished title - "Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley". Yet, on immigration, he keeps showing that either he can't figure things out, or he's willing to let political concerns take precedence over figuring things out. His latest Tumblr is "Why the AFL-CIO Is Embracing Immigration Reform" (robertreich . org/post/46955871646).
Supporters of Rand Paul's immigration amnesty for illegal aliens: Justin Amash, Mick Mulvaney, Thomas Massie, Jeff Duncan, Trey Radel, and Mark Meadows - 03/28/13
On March 21, six self-styled conservative congressmen sent Rand Paul a letter supporting his amnesty plan and coming up with what they term a "three-legged stool of systemic immigration reform".
Tea Party leaders stand with Rand Paul on amnesty for illegal aliens (Jenny Beth Martin, Sal Russo, Matt Kibbe, Freedomworks) - 03/21/13
Three Tea Party leaders have now indicated that they support or won't oppose Rand Paul's plan to legalize almost all illegal aliens in the U.S. That plan would fail miserably and it isn't in any way conservative. The three leaders are:
Crazy Rand Paul fully supports amnesty, misleading, Hispandering, and reading poetry to do it - 03/19/13
Earlier today, Kentucky senator Rand Paul gave a pro-amnesty speech at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that in some ways is even more shocking and more crazy than the pro-amnesty speeches George W Bush gave. In addition to being borderline nuts, Paul misleads and uses a string of pro-amnesty talking points just like his dad.
RNC's Bush-linked Growth and Opportunity Project: GOP is "scary" to voters, must pass amnesty, Caring Conservatism - 03/18/13
Who better to solve the GOP's demographic problems then acolytes of the people who created the problem in the first place?
Ted Cruz is weak on amnesty (legalizing illegal aliens; comprehensive immigration reform) - 03/15/13
Texas senator Ted Cruz is presented as America's Top Conservative, yet he's very weak on what most people would call amnesty. First, it's necessary to define terms: this site uses "amnesty" as a shorthand for any form of mass legalization of illegal aliens whether it includes a "path to citizenship" or not.
At the White House blog, Obama economic advisor Gene Sperling offers the highly misleading post "The Economic Case for Commonsense Immigration Reform" .
Amy Dean of Century Foundation, Maria Elena Durazo of AFL-CIO mislead about immigration reform (TruthOut, amnesty) - 03/04/13
At TruthOut, Amy Dean  offers "Why Immigration Is a Top Priority for US Labor" . It's not clear whether Dean is intentionally trying to deceive or is just being deceptive because she's wearing the world's thickest and most naive rose-colored glasses. Whatever it is, she writes:
USA Today was given a copy of a draft immigration "reform" (aka amnesty) bill from the Obama administration ( peekURL.com/zW8CSMp ). It sounds much the same as the other amnesty bills, even borrowing the name for the visa it would give to almost all illegal aliens from an earlier amnesty.
From this: Under a bipartisan Senate framework, Democrats say, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.
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 :
If I said we should require all illegal aliens to leave, what would you say? I'd imagine most people would laugh and say, "how? Illegal aliens shouldn't be here in the first place. It's not like we could wave a magic wand and 'require' them to leave." And, that explains why a new immigration poll from CBS News misleads (link).
How the Senate amnesty bill's border commission will be bogus (path to citizenship, Americas Voice) - 01/28/13
The Gang of Eight Senate amnesty plan includes a "commission" that would decide when the border is secure. After they decide it's secure, the former illegal aliens covered by amnesty would be put on the path to citizenship. And - showing how little trust you can put in any amnesty supporter - key players are working to undermine the commission and make it a rubberstamp.
A "Gang of Eight" senators have released the framework for a comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) bill. The full text of the framework is below. Who's Involved
George F. Will misleads, promotes citizenship for millions of illegal aliens (amnesty, This Week, ABC) - 01/27/13
The video below shows an appearance by George Will on This Week with Martha Raddatz of ABC News. On the video, Will not only misleads, he promotes a massive, unprecedented program to give citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.
Radio host Mark Levin is potentially a supporter of Marco Rubio's plan to legalize millions of illegal aliens. You need to help make sure that Levin opposes amnesty. The audio below is from an interview Levin did with Rubio on January 23, 2012. After several minutes of Rubio saying nothing new regarding his amnesty plan, Levin finally chimes in around the 8 minute mark:
In the Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick offer "Solving the Immigration Puzzle" (link). I'll provide excerpts followed by a discussion of how they're misleading and promoting bad policy.
Conservative leaders who support Marco Rubio's amnesty (Hannity, O'Reilly, Norquist, Cardenas, Krauthammer...) - 01/22/13
This post will maintain a list of those supposed conservative thought leaders (major pundits, media figures, organization heads, etc.) who support the form of comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) proposed by Marco Rubio.
Conservative bloggers who support amnesty (Rubio; Hot Air, Morrissey, Johnsen, Loesch, Moran, Mataconis...) - 01/21/13
This post will maintain a list of those supposed conservative bloggers who support some form of comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty), specifically the amnesty proposed by Marco Rubio. This post doesn't list GOP politicians or pundits, just bloggers and other low-level members of the GOP establishment.
Democrats, far-left praise Marco Rubio's immigration moves (NCLR; Sharry; IPC; Obama and Gutierrez spox) - 01/20/13
In a January 18, 2013 press release, Marco Rubio lists some of the supposed conservatives who support his immigration amnesty plan ( peekURL.com/zycdzeU ). To be balanced, here are some positive mentions of his plan (or at least support for his actions on comprehensive immigration reform) from those Rubio should be opposing on immigration: the Democrats and the far-left.
Florida senator Marco Rubio recently described the outlines of his amnesty plan that would legalize millions of illegal aliens. As previously discussed, Rubio is either delusional, or he's trying to deceive. If you think his plan has any validity, make sure and see that link.
On his Facebook page, Rep. Paul Ryan writes :
Marco Rubio continues selling out both the GOP and the U.S. with his plans for comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty). See his name's link for his past efforts that have harmed the U.S. and for a discussion of why his immigration ideas won't work.
Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is the new head of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Despite what you might hear from Gowdy and others, it looks like he's weak on comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty, aka some sort of large illegal alien legalization program).
"Gang of Eight" senators plotting amnesty include Mike Lee and Jeff Flake (Utah, Arizona) - 12/10/12
According to Politico ( peekURL.com/z38JuvS ), a "Gang of Eight" Senators are meeting to discuss a renewed push for comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty). The group includes usual suspects, plus one or two that might be surprising to some:
Last month, the Lincoln Club of Orange County released a "Policy Statement on Immigration Reform" . Their plan is - in a word - delusional. I'll quote the most delusional part of their plan, and explain why it wouldn't work as they want you to think it would.
Howard Buffett shouts "Viva Mexico!"; supports amnesty and guest workers; enables illegal immigration; wins Mex. govt award - 12/02/12
That very long title is more than justified since Howard Buffett - son of Warren Buffett - has been very busy supporting very bad immigration policies.
While GOP leaders and pundits struggle with an even basic understanding of the politics of immigration and the "Hispanic vote", even AllahPundit of HotAir realizes how amnesty (c
Alleged U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez said on tonight's Eliot Spitzer show on Current TV that Rep. Paul Ryan thinks amnesty is the "right thing to do" ( video: peekURL.com/zjn3fmY ).
Powerline promotes amnesty, even as it realizes Democrats will always undercut the GOP (Paul Mirengoff) - 11/10/12
Paul Mirengoff of Powerline supports comprehensive immigration reform ("amnesty"), even as even he realizes that no matter how weak the GOP gets on immigration the
What is it that Matt Yglesias of Slate can see that GOP leaders can't? Not much: neither are that perspicacious.
From the New York Times ( peekURL.com/zVg6FPU ): Fresh off an election in which Hispanic voters largely sided with Democrats, Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that he was "confident" Congress and the White House could come up with a comprehensive immigration solution. Immigration reform is "an important issue that I think ought to be dealt with," Mr. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in an interview with Diane Sawyer on "ABC World News."
Mitt Romney says he won't revoke visas for those in Obama's amnesty. Instead, he'll push his own "full immigration reform plan" - 10/02/12
Mitt Romney recently spoke to the Denver Post editorial board and said this (link): "The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I'm not going to take something that they've purchased," Romney said. "Before those visas have expired we will have the full immigration reform plan that I've proposed."
Elizabeth Emken is the GOP challenger to Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a state that's been greatly harmed by massive illegal immigration.
The section about immigration in the Democratic Party 2012 platform is below. It only has broad outlines and countless Democratic leaders have repeated these same things many times before. They were wrong then, and the platform is wrong now (see each link for the details):
Paul Ryan - Mitt Romney's choice for running mate - is on the wrong side of the immigration issue. Not only would he harm middle- and working-class Americans and help the wealthy in direct economic ways, but he'd do the same on the immigration front as well.
I'm sure Mitt Romney thanks Rudy Giuliani for this:
Mitt Romney NALEO speech: ever weaker on immigration (chain green cards, comprehensive reform, guest workers) - 06/21/12
Mitt Romney spoke to NALEO - the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials - earlier today and went even weaker on immigration. Excerpts of his remarks, a discussion, and video are below.
The Pope issues support for amnesty, U.S. Catholic Bishop's pro-illegal immigration efforts - 05/18/12
Pope Benedict XVI has come out in support of not just comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty), but the U.S. Catholic Bishop's self-interested support for illegal immigration. At a meeting in Vatican City, he said (link):
Susana Martinez is bad on immigration, supports amnesty and a DREAM Act plan (Mitt Romney, New Mexico) - 05/15/12
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez appeared to be somewhat OK on immigration in the past: she opposed drivers licenses for illegal aliens and the DREAM Act.