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This site reprints a press release from the Michigan Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement. On May 18, 2006 Senator Debbie Stabenow cast the deciding vote to kill an amendment, No. 3985, to the McCain-Kennedy Amnesty Bill S.2611. That amendment would have prevented illegal aliens from collecting Social Security benefits on wages earned using fraudulent numbers.
Our president George Bush has signed the "Secure Fence Act", which might result in 700 miles worth of fencing on the Mexican border. A White House fact sheet is at whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/10/20061026-1.html In case it wasn't clear already, that "fact sheet" shows that the fence is just an excuse to get what Bush really wants.
Bill Winter is running for Congress against Rep. Tom Tancredo. Like other Democrats, he supports the Senate amnesty, and thus everything said about that horrible bill applies. Moreover, his page on immigration has several questionable or misleading statements: 1. His page twice refers to the "INS", an agency that hasn't existed since March 2003.
Lee Sustar/Socialist Worker (also in Counterpunch)//[[August 31, 2006]]/ link ...A given day (at the church where she's holed up) might see elected officials, diplomats from the Venezuelan consulate, journalists from the New York Times or European national radio services, or representatives of the Latino and left-wing press.
Arizona Republic/Daniel Gonzalez and Yvonne Wingett/[[April 12, 2006]]// link
One of the major problems with the recent border fence bill is that supporters of "comprehensive" reform will hide behind the fence in order to push through their "reform". They'll say something like, "now that you've got your fence, give us our amnesty". Or, for instance, they'll say something like, "Real immigration reform will vault over border fence".
The Democrats have various plans for different races: "A New Direction for __African-American____ Families", "A New Direction for ____Asian-Pacific Islander-American__ Families", "A New Direction for ___European-American__ Families", er, scratch the last one. Their latest race-based plan is called "Compromiso Democrata con el Pueblo Latino: A New Direction for Latino Families".
The Senate has passed the border fence bill and it now goes to Bush for his possible signing. The bill includes an initial round of funding in the amount of $1.2 billion.
From their press release: FreedomWorks Foundation sponsored a luncheon for Capitol Hill staffers to discuss immigration reform that will balance both security and economic concerns. In particular, the forum will examine options for strengthening our borders while establishing procedures that provide law-abiding workers a legitimate path to the American workplace. FreedomWorks chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey was joined by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN, 6), and Helen Krieble, President of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. It was her...
Latino Elected Officials March the Halls of Congress to Press for Comprehensive Immigration Reform/National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials press release/[[September 13, 2006]]/ link
The Clinton-linked Center for American Progress has issued a desperate cry for help: "Don't Abandon Comprehensive Immigration Reform". Initially, you might be confused. Did the GOP write this? Or, did they write it for use by the GOP?
From this: A court hearing is scheduled this coming week for arguments in what could be one of the biggest decisions ever in the United States' battle over the integrity of its borders. ...The legal action seeks "to force the Los Angeles Police Department to drop its politically-correct 'sanctuary' policy [Special Order 40] and resume enforcing our nation's laws against illegal immigration," Judicial Watch said... Their July press release on the ruling that allowed them to
The authors of the failed 1986 illegal alien amnesty, former Rep. Romano L. Mazzoli (D-KY) and former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY), offer "Enacting Immigration Reform, Again". Their article is little more than a bad and pathetic joke: Since illegal immigration continues nearly unabated today, legitimate questions can be raised about the effectiveness of [1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act - IRCA, or the Simpson-Mazzoli bill]. Although we do have pride of authorship, we also believe that the shortcomings of the act are not due to design failure but rather to the failure of both...
California's Bush- and Kennedy-controlled governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, offers "Keep the Immigration Debate Civil". My summary: "A protest vote for Phil Angelides might wake me, Maria, and my Bush handlers up to the realization that I'm on the wrong path." 1. The title will be read by most as a challenge to those opposed to illegal immigration.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy ("Teddy", "Ted") was one of the featured speakers at yesterday's illegal immigration rally in Washington D.C. It was supposed to be a big deal, with up to 500,000 people expected. Instead, according to the WaPo, less than 5,000 people showed up.
The post KENNEDY JOINS RALLY FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ( link) has his "remarks as prepared for delivery" at the September 7 Washington DC march
From this: Immigration protests that drew hundreds of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators to the nation's streets last spring promised a potent political legacy a surge of new Hispanic voters. "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote," they proclaimed. But an Associated Press review of voter registration figures from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Atlanta and other major urban areas that had large rallies found no sign of a new voter boom that could sway elections.
The four border governers (Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Janet Napolitano of Arizona
Via this comes this: Salvadoran President Tony Saca visited Miami Friday to warn his citizens not to let their temporary residency status run out as they wait for Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Many migrants from El Salvador received the temporary status after a devastating earthquake struck the C
In May, Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee spoke to reporters in Washington D.C. Hotline was there: Huckabee, who supports guest worker programs and is not an immigration hard-liner, said he believes opposition to comprehensive immigration reform is 'irrational in many cases.' And he did not discount the causative factor of racism. "If I were to say that some of it is driven by just sheer racism, I think I would be telling you the truth.
Today's Wacky but Thought-Provoking Immigration Quote of the Day is featured in the article "Immigration bill sticker shock". The quote source is John Young, co-chairman of the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform: "In my opinion, the fairer question is: How will illegal immigrants impact the costs of healthcare, local education, and social services without passage of comprehensive immigration reform? ...Had we solved this problem in a truly comprehensive way in 1986 ...
[UPDATE: see below] Friday evening, the Congressional Budget Office released their estimate of just how much the Senate's massive illegal alien amnesty would cost us financially: $126 billion over 10 years: Supporters of the legislation cautioned that the CBO's total needs to be put into context.
Mexican Ambassador Carlos de Icaza visited his forward outpost in Atlanta and proferred words of wisdom for us all: "We need to start talking like neighbors, stop the 'blame game' and start looking at this issue constructively... We need both the United States and Mexico to acknowledge that international cooperation is essential in immigration issue. No country can solve this dilemma by itself...
Kris Kobach: It is no secret that the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), passed by the U.S. SenA
Speaking at the third annual Border Security Conference at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso), Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Carlos de Icaza, gave his stamp of approval to "comprehensive" immigration "reform." He not only joins Bush, Fox, Kennedy, McCain, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jack Kemp, and a host of others in supporting the scam, but U.S. ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza spoke at the same gala and also supported the scam: [De Icaza] praised growing cooperation that has allowed increased trade and security efforts between Mexico and the United States while encouraging U.S....
From National Review : Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, both Republicans, are making a last-ditch effort to bridge their party's divide on immigration and pass a bill this year. We agree that the country, and the Republican party, would benefit if a sensible immigration plan were passed soon. The Pence-Hutchison plan isn't one.
Yesterday yet another town hall meeting on immigration was held, and this time they let in a whopping 200 people. (I foolishly tried to attend the last one they held; I won't make that same mistake again.) The SDUT devotes most of this story to discussing the thoughts of those who favor illegal immigration, but an important comment from Darrell Issa does get mentioned: Meantime, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants, accused Mexico of threatening America's long tradition of legal immigration because the vast majority of illegal immigrants here come from that...
Popular Spanish-language radio host El Cucuy (real name: Renan Almendarez Coello) is on a 10 city bus tour trying to register members of his audience as voters. He kicked off the campaign in San Jose (California) on Monday, and joining him on his fun bus were Lt. Gov.
Earlier today, president Bush delivered speech #5B in Miami (whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/07/20060731-1.html). For those who left their program at home, that speech number designates 10% Cuban-oriented content, and 10% ports-oriented content, with, of course, the remaining 80% being offal, stuffing, straw, lies, and bits and pieces from other speeches. However, near the end, he provides an argument that can be used against any form of amnesty or whatever he falsely claims it is. Here are parts of the speech: America is home to 5 percent of the world's population.
Welcome to the Clinton administration, Parts 3 and 4: U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the U.S. needs immigrants to meet the employment needs of a growing economy and urged Congress to approve immigration legislation that includes a temporary-worker program. Gutierrez said there were 4.1 million U.S. job openings in May, many in the hospitality industry, that immigrants are needed to fill because Americans can't or won't do that work. "We have jobs today that either American citizens aren't willing to do or aren't able to do," Gutierrez, an immigrant from Cuba, told the...
Alfonso Chardy of Knight Ridder offers the disgusting story "Senate hearing in Miami touts immigrants' contributions": "My dad came here, sometimes worked three jobs, but the jobs were there for him and the opportunities were there for him," Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said as he choked back tears during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at Miami Dade College.
This is a bit... strong: The Hagel-Martinez Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 is a swindle wrapped in a deception inside a lie. Although marketed as immigration reform, the bill provides corporate welfare on an unprecedented scale. Hagel-Martinez is a historically significant bait and switch that will diminish the prosperity of the average citizen. The goal of this malignant legislation is to restructure the American economy.
Various newspapers have printed an infinite series of propaganda featuring various growers complaining about how their crops are rotting in the fields because of a lack of cheap foreign serf labor.
One point that I haven't made as often as I should is that an illegal alien amnesty would also be an amnesty for those who've employed those workers: Among those who will be cleared of past crimes under the Senate's proposed immigration-reform bill would be the businesses that have employed the estimated 10 million illegal aliens eligible for citizenship and that provided the very "magnet" that drew them here in the first place. Buried in the more than 600 pages of legislation is a sec
Earlier today, president Bush spoke at the National Restaurant Association meeting in Chicago. In addition to discussing Iraq, he also apparently - yet again - promoted his "guest" worker scheme. The restaurant industry makes heavy use of "immigrant" workers, the (other) NRA has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, and most of our politicians refuse to make sure that our immigration laws are enforced.
Lawrence B. Lindsey - former chief economic adviser to President Bush and a supporter of "reform" - offers this: ...Comprehensive immigration reform promises that people already in the United States illegally can apply for citizenship, but requires them to "go to the back of the line." But a key question is, the back of which line?
Chairman Mehlman has issued an urgent plea: Dear ______, Our immigration system is broken. And we need your help to fix it. In his address to the nation last night, President Bush showed the way to getting real results on this difficult issue. We need your help today to stand up in support of the President's bold plan.
That rag provides "Border Illusions": President Bush's speech from the Oval Office last night was not a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform. It was a victory for the fear-stricken fringe of the debate. Because, we know that anyone who supports the sovereignty of this nation is simply driven by fear. Rather than standing up for truth, Mr.
Lou Dobbs: President Bush continues to push his guest worker program and amnesty for anywhere between 11 million and 20 million illegal aliens, and he insists still that nothing less than what he calls comprehensive immigration reform is acceptable. And the lies keep coming from both political parties.
One good way to reduce illegal immigration - or at least try to stop an amnesty - would be if Americans would go to appearances by politicians and ask them tough questions. Then, make sure that the question and the answer are publicized. As an example, think what would have happened if someone had asked a difficult question during this April 7 New Hampshire appearance by Sen. John McCain (via this). He informs his nearly-silent listeners that "our borders are broken, they are not under our control... the first obligation of every government is to enforce our borders." Then, he promotes his "...