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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. First, it's necessary to point out that Paul isn't calling for a "...

RNC's Bush-linked Growth and Opportunity Project: GOP is "scary" to voters, must pass amnesty, Caring Conservatism - 03/18/13

... Project's first suggestion is to pass comprehensive immigration reform to deal with demographic problems the GOP has. As discussed here many times, that will only make things worse. More on that and the five members of the Project below. In the report, the Project claims: Asked to describe Republicans, [voters who used to consider themselves Republicans] said that the Party is "scary," "narrow...

Ted Cruz is weak on amnesty (legalizing illegal aliens; comprehensive immigration reform) - 03/15/13

... playing word games and would oppose comprehensive immigration reform instead of just opposing "amnesty", something with a disputed meaning. We now have our answer: Cruz supports what this site calls amnesty, in that he does support a massive legalization program for illegal aliens. He does support "comprehensive immigration reform". He just has "deep concerns" with giving those millions of newly...

How is Gene Sperling misleading on economics and immigration reform? - 03/13/13

At the White House blog, Obama economic advisor Gene Sperling offers the highly misleading post "The Economic Case for Commonsense Immigration Reform" [1]. Normally, what I'd do is dig into it and show why he's wrong in general and why he's wrong about specific points, as I've done with the Obama administration time and time again. After all, I've got dozens of posts showing why the talking...

Amy Dean of Century Foundation, Maria Elena Durazo of AFL-CIO mislead about immigration reform (TruthOut, amnesty) - 03/04/13

At TruthOut, Amy Dean [1] offers "Why Immigration Is a Top Priority for US Labor" [2]. 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: Immigrants' rights are workers' rights. These days, that idea is a principle held dear by the US labor movement....

Obama 2013 amnesty draft: green card after 8 years; "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" - 02/16/13

... any immigration overhaul. See comprehensive immigration reform for a general discussion of the many downsides of amnesty. If you want to oppose amnesty - whether of the "liberal" variety described above or the "conservative" variety espoused by Marco Rubio - simply follow my lead and help out. See the links in the sidebar to the right.

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

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. ...Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the bipartisan immigration reform framework unveiled this past week, said Napolitano should decide...

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

... 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 bounded by the Rio Grande... But we're not using border...

How CBS immigration poll misleads (legalization, amnesty, Cirilli, Mataconis, Moran) - 01/29/13

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). It purports to find a whopping 71% of Americans supportive of some...

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. From Greg Sargent of the...

Senate immigration amnesty framework 2013 - 01/28/13

... released the framework for a comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) bill. The full text of the framework is below. Who's Involved The eight involved are four Republicans (John McCain, Marco Rubio, Jeff Flake, 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...

George F. Will misleads, promotes citizenship for millions of illegal aliens (amnesty, This Week, ABC) - 01/27/13

... adapt to what Will supports, and comprehensive immigration reform for even more reasons why such a massive legalization program will harm the U.S.

Mark Levin wimps out on Marco Rubio's amnesty - 01/27/13

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: "This is very fascinating...

Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick mislead, promote bad immigration policy - 01/25/13

... Bolick ("B&B" for short) want comprehensive immigration reform rather than "piecemeal" changes such as some form of DREAM Act and also instead of demanding that border security is addressed first (see secure the border, in the "first" sense). For the GOP and (much more importantly) for the U.S., comprehensive "reform" is the worst possible outcome because of the lesson offered by the 1986...

Conservative leaders who support Marco Rubio's amnesty (Hannity, O'Reilly, Norquist, Cardenas, Krauthammer...) - 01/22/13

... etc.) who support the form of comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) proposed by Marco Rubio. This post will only list those who've specifically supported Rubio's plan. It won't list those who haven't yet spoken out in favor of Rubio's plan but who can be assumed to support it. See also these other lists: * active GOP politicians who support amnesty (coming soon) * bloggers and other low...

Conservative bloggers who support amnesty (Rubio; Hot Air, Morrissey, Johnsen, Loesch, Moran, Mataconis...) - 01/21/13

... 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. There are three audiences for this post: 1. If you already oppose amnesty, you can help block it by working to discredit those listed below to...

Democrats, far-left praise Marco Rubio's immigration moves (NCLR; Sharry; IPC; Obama and Gutierrez spox) - 01/20/13

... least support for his actions on comprehensive immigration reform) from those Rubio should be opposing on immigration: the Democrats and the far-left. Speaking only in general terms, when the National Council of La Raza praises someone on immigration that's not a good sign: they strongly support illegal immigration in order to gain racial power, and they aren't about to praise anything or anyone...

Ten reasons Marco Rubio's amnesty isn't conservative (immigration, legalization) - 01/20/13

... between that and the version of comprehensive immigration reform favored by the Democrats. Rubio's is a radical plan with huge potential downsides. Radical plans with huge potential downsides aren't conservative. 2. Rubio's plan will give more power to far-left organizations: groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American...

Paul Ryan supports Marco Rubio's immigration amnesty - 01/14/13

... of why amnesty won't work, see comprehensive immigration reform. For the highly effective alternative to amnesty you won't often hear about, see attrition. ----------------------- [1] facebook . com/reppaulryan/posts/103787043132404

Marco Rubio is delusional or tries to deceive on legalization (immigration, amnesty) - 01/12/13

... 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. With his latest thoughts, Rubio shows that he's either delusional, or he's intentionally trying to deceive. An interview in the Wall Street Journal [1] includes this: "Here's how I envision...

Very likely Rep. Trey Gowdy will help push immigration amnesty - 01/08/13

... others, it looks like he's weak on comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty, aka some sort of large illegal alien legalization program). From Greenville Online (bolding added, peekURL.com/zhbeUSH ): [regarding immigration, Gowdy says] "I think you have to find a synthesis between the humanity that I think defines us as a people, and the respect for the rule of law that defines us as a...

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

... 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: * 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...

Don't be fooled by Lincoln Club of Orange County's immigration plan (Robert Loewen) - 12/03/12

Last month, the Lincoln Club of Orange County released a "Policy Statement on Immigration Reform" [1]. 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. The United States should utilize free market principles to meet the labor demands of certain American business by allowing temporary...

Howard Buffett shouts "Viva Mexico!"; supports amnesty and guest workers; enables illegal immigration; wins Mex. govt award - 12/02/12

... Buffett does openly support, see comprehensive immigration reform and guest workers. For what Buffett is not supporting, see my plan to get able-bodied unemployed Americans doing temporary farm jobs. I'd like mostly American farmworkers, working under good conditions for good wages. I'd also like to encourage farm automation, rather than the current situation where it's discouraged. That's not...

Even AllahPundit realizes how amnesty would harm the GOP - 11/16/12

... HotAir realizes how amnesty (comprehensive immigration reform) would harm the GOP. Referring to a draft GOP version of the DREAM Act called the ACHIEVE Act, AllahPundit says ( peekURL.com/zcupNsw ): I can’t understand why Senate Democrats would agree to this. Republicans are in a panic over the Latino vote; liberals have never had them in a more vulnerable position than they do now. If you’re...

Luis Gutierrez: Paul Ryan says amnesty is "the right thing to do" - 11/15/12

... race-based power via amnesty (aka comprehensive immigration reform), it has a ring of truth considering that Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative and those of that bent tend to be bad on immigration. Gutierrez says he chatted with Ryan today and Ryan reminded him that he was an original sponsor of Gutierrez' amnesty (STRIVE Act). Gutierrez says: "You know what Ryan told me? 'I'm not going to do it...

Powerline promotes amnesty, even as it realizes Democrats will always undercut the GOP (Paul Mirengoff) - 11/10/12

... Mirengoff of Powerline supports comprehensive immigration reform ("amnesty"), even as even he realizes that no matter how weak the GOP gets on immigration the Democratic Party will always be able to underbid them. From peekURL.com/zLkhPwe (bolding added): ...The approach Krauthammer recommends would entail full legal normalization, just short of citizenship, in return for full border enforcement...

Even Matt Yglesias realizes immigration amnesty would harm the GOP - 11/08/12

... one way: being able to see that comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) would harm the GOP's electoral chances. From peekURL.com/z9ph9Ua : Latinos aren't into (the GOP's just-help-the-rich-get-richer agenda) for roughly the same reason that Asians and African-Americans aren't - absent the frisson of worry about the "white establishment" being forced into minority status - it's just not...

John Boehner promises immigration amnesty to Obama and Democrats - 11/08/12

... voters, not the "Hispanic vote". Comprehensive immigration reform - aka "amnesty" - is bad policy, as described at that link. It's also incredibly bad politics for the GOP: it would give the Democratic Party millions of new voters. If you oppose amnesty, please take a moment and contact Boehner with your thoughts via boehner.house.gov/contact and @johnboehner.

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

... those who support our laws. See Comprehensive Immigration Reform and DREAM Act for more on these issues. See Mitt Romney for past coverage showing his transformation and describing how his policies are not just bad for for his election prospects, but bad for the U.S.. 10/3/12 UPDATE: From the Boston Globe ( peekURL.com/z72Vtx6 ): Responding to a Globe request to clarify Romney’s statement to The...

Elizabeth Emken on immigration: weak, GOP boilerplate (amnesty, California, Feinstein) - 09/10/12

... "comprehensive solution" is some form of comprehensive immigration reform, which is what most people mean when they use the word amnesty. 4. But (you say) she's "not in favor of amnesty". That's because she's playing word games, see reform not amnesty. 5. What about "[t]hose that are here illegally must go through the proper legal immigration system"? Doesn't that mean she opposes what most...

Democratic Party 2012 platform on immigration: why it's wrong - 09/04/12

... addition to that: 1. It promotes Comprehensive Immigration Reform, a plan with many very large downsides. 2. It implies that that "Reform" would reduce or eliminate the following: "separating families, undermining honest employers and workers, burdening law enforcement". The opposite is the case: that "Reform" would encourage even more illegal immigration and the current situation would recur. 3...

Paul Ryan is bad on immigration, find out how much (Mitt Romney VP pick) - 08/11/12

... rest is bad. * Ryan supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which is what most amnesty opponents mean when they use the word "amnesty". See the link for the many downsides of that plan. In fact, Ryan says, "the vast majority of Americans agree that comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue", when that's not accurate. What most Americans really want is for our laws to be enforced, and...

Rudy Giuliani says amnesty can pass if Mitt Romney wins (immigration reform) - 07/27/12

... media. For the downsides of the comprehensive immigration reform Giuliani says Romney would push, see that link.

Mitt Romney NALEO speech: ever weaker on immigration (chain green cards, comprehensive reform, guest workers) - 06/21/12

... mind is probably something like comprehensive immigration reform. 5. Romney said he will "prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier." The U.S. admits around a million legal immigrants per year, and poll after poll shows that most Americans think that's either about right or too high. Romney would go in the opposite direction. 6. Romney said: "I will address the...

The Pope issues support for amnesty, U.S. Catholic Bishop's pro-illegal immigration efforts - 05/18/12

... 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): "I would begin by praising your unremitting efforts, in the best traditions of the church in America, to respond to the ongoing phenomenon of immigration in your country... ...The Catholic...

Susana Martinez is bad on immigration, supports amnesty and a DREAM Act plan (Mitt Romney, New Mexico) - 05/15/12

... Latinos that Obama pledged to pass comprehensive immigration reform by the end of his initial year in office, but "didn't even have the courage to try." Next, the GOP should outflank the president--on the left--by proposing its own comprehensive plan. "I absolutely advocate for comprehensive immigration reform," Martinez says, , sipping a caramel macchiato. "Republicans want to be tough and say...

Mitt Romney now pandering on immigration reform - 04/03/12

... pointing out the problems with comprehensive immigration reform in the first place (see that link). It would be very easy for Romney to use "reform" and the DREAM Act to discredit Obama and the Democratic Party. Instead, he's validating those groups' position on the issue. 2. Romney is implying the false canard that the system is broken; he would have made the Meg Whitmaning complete if he'd...

Tom Vilsack promotes illegal activity, uses bogus "crops rotting" line - 02/24/12

... especially farm country, needs comprehensive immigration reform, and we need it now." Vilsack called on Congress to have the "political courage" to fix the system, which he said leaves farmers with too few workers for the amount of acreage to be harvested. "There's a risk of rotting crops, and with that risk, there's no excuse for the efforts of some seeking to demonize immigrant labor or...

10 things Obama's "Blueprint for an America Built to Last" doesn't tell you (immigration) - 02/01/12

... broken, and is committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform to build a 21st century immigration system that meets our nation's economic and security needs. The President's vision for reform includes continuing to make border security a federal responsibility; holding accountable businesses that break the law by exploiting undocumented workers; making those living in the United States...