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Jason Riley of WSJ admits: amnesty and a massive welfare state don't mix - 03/28/10

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal is one of that publication's (and their stringpullers') point men in their push for open or loose borders. However, apparently someone there might be getting a glimmer of sanity because he now offers "ObamaCare and Immigration Reform/You can't have open borders and a generous welfare state (link):

DHS official: DHS not ready for amnesty for "a few years": "Clearly to us the systems could not handle it now" - 03/25/10

... prepared: "We will be ready for comprehensive immigration reform when it is enacted." I lean towards Deffer being the more credible source. Recall that back in 2006, a previous head of the USCIS said that the Senate's amnesty timeline wasn't practical. Around the same time, the GAO said the DHS wasn't prepared and didn't have a fraud management system in place. And, from this: A report released...

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

... 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. However, this - of course - stands out:

The "war" against amnesty has two fronts: its supporters, and its incompetent or corrupt opponents - 03/18/10

If you oppose comprehensive immigration reform - aka amnesty - you aren't just fighting against its overt, "usual suspect" supporters. Another group you need to deal with are those who might at first seem to be on your side but to some degree aren't: 1. The first group includes the American Civil Liberties Union, almost all leaders of the Democratic Party, the far-left, the US Chamber of Commerce...

Hispanic leader promises civil disobedience without amnesty; Harold Meyerson helps (Casa de Maryland) - 03/17/10

Discussing March 21's big illegal immigration march, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson says (link):

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

... outlined ways to resuscitate the (comprehensive immigration reform aka amnesty) effort in a White House meeting 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...

"Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles": pro-amnesty, pro-guest worker fantasy from Robert George - 02/22/10

... involving their efforts to promote comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. They say that their group "promotes conservative values and ideals within the Latino community and works to integrate Latinos into fuller and more active participation and leadership in the conservative movement" and George promotes the group on the video at peekURL.com/v4y7iz1 That was posted five days ago and it...

McCain still supports amnesty, says probably won't pass; Western Growers wants subsidized labor - 01/22/10

... He still (of course) supports comprehensive immigration reform but he says it's not likely in 2010 due to it being an election year. He also said that passing AgJOBS is impossible to pass in 2010 as a standalone bill but only as a part of a CIR bill. And: (Tom Nassif) said the Western Growers provided McCain with policy papers on the group’s concerns, including health care costs for seasonal...

BRIDGE House Resolution calls for no amnesty, border security, mandatory eVerify - 01/21/10

... many political leaders want is comprehensive immigration reform, something that would be an amnesty no matter what name it's given. Both the resolution and Chaffetz are leaving the door open to "reform" rather than outright opposing it and simply demanding that our laws be enforced. That might be for political reasons with no intent of supporting "reform", or they might end up supporting a...

Sandeep Gopalan misleads, shows fallacy of comprehensive immigration reform - 01/13/10

... fallacious the arguments for comprehensive immigration reform are: 1. He says "The U.S. experience with the Minutemen - armed vigilantes who patrol the Mexican border - must be a sobering reminder of what lies in store. Italian vigilantes have already conducted house-to-house attacks on immigrants and the day is not far off when they escalate matters further." There are various groups called "...

UCLA CAP IPC deceptive study: immigration reform would increase GDP by $1.5 trillion over 10 years - 01/07/10

... that ignore the major costs of comprehensive immigration reform, such as giving more power inside the U.S. to the Mexican government. That's a very large cost, but it's not included in the study's result. 4. The report and those promoting it (Nill of ThinkProgress) mislead about the popularity and cost of mass deportations. Despite the fact that no political leaders are calling for mass round-...

Dems will support healthcare bill without benefits for illegal aliens in exchange for promise of amnesty - 01/05/10

From this: Lawmakers who want to extend health coverage to illegal immigrants will not block the passage of the final health care reform bill so long as the White House offers a substantive promise to start pushing comprehensive immigration legislation this year... ...A source familiar with the negotiations between Congress and the White House told TPMDC the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will...

Central American countries to present own immigration "reform" plan to U.S.; praise for Gutierrez scheme - 12/22/09

... will be presenting their own comprehensive immigration reform plan to the U.S.; the group is trying to get the Mexican government involved too. The date when they'll be introducing their plan isn't known, but it might coincide with a visit by the president of El Salvador. According to the foreign minister of that country, there are many points in common ("abundantes coincidencias") with the...

Why is Ed Morrissey promoting a skilled immigration edge case, and will HotAir take a fall on amnesty? - 12/16/09

Over at HotAir, there's nothing I can find about yesterday's re-introduction of an amnesty bill. Meanwhile, Ed Morrissey offers "A curious case of visa denial" [1] which is a bit of a conservative version of a PIIPP (see that link if you aren't familiar with that term). A Romanian gym coach came here on an H1B visa and applied for a green card; the visa was renewed once but not a second time. In...

Read about CIR ASAP: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009" (Luis Gutierrez) - 12/11/09

... introduce an amnesty bill called the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009". His announcement (luisgutierrez.house.gov/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1406) provides no details, however: 1. Details on the bill will be provided here when it becomes available; expect it to be a bit on the far-left side and expect it to not go very far, except perhaps if it's...

University of Denver's deceptive amnesty push (Architecture for Immigration Reform) - 12/09/09

... download a copy here. They promote comprehensive immigration reform in a deceptive way that uses the same old arguments and talking points we've come to expect, although they aren't quite as bad as others. And, at least two of those involved in the panel of twenty people who put the report together are highly questionable. 1. In addition to academic and business leaders, these two on the panel...

Luis Gutierrez' bogus "hire Americans first" amnesty provision - 11/27/09

... Gutierrez will supposedly introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill shortly, and he's already released a summary of one of the provisions. Per this, he said his bill will include: "language that guarantees that no American citizen, no one born in the United States of America, will ever lose a job opportunity to someone who is foreign born." 1. This is "boob bait for Bubba", a showy...

RNC considers loony Obama "socialist" resolution, including deceptive immigration position - 11/23/09

... in which they pretend that the comprehensive immigration reform ("CIR") they support isn't "amnesty". For example, here's video of McCain pretending he doesn't support "amnesty". By using "amnesty" instead of CIR, the resolution appears to be trying to fool people. 2. One way in which you'd supposedly be able to support legal immigration by opposing amnesty would be through CIR: supporters claim...

Marco Rubio supports attrition, seems to actually oppose amnesty (but: probably still supports massive immigration) - 11/17/09

... that he opposes amnesty (aka comprehensive immigration reform). That's definitely a far better position than that of those in his general network, such as Karl Rove and Jeb Bush. And, it makes more clear his position; it wasn't entirely obvious. However, he still probably supports some form of major guest workers program and probably increased legal immigration. He proposed something that might...

Deval Patrick, MIRA release list of 131 immigration demands (Massachusetts Advisory Council) - 11/17/09

Earlier today, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick released a state-sponsored report making recommendations about how to deal with immigration both in that state and in the U.S. as a whole. The report is from "The Governor's Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants", which is basically a joint venture between his office and the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting Massachusetts...

Dan Griswold of Cato peddles more guest workers snake oil (2009 version) - 11/17/09

Dan Griswold of the Cato Institute was one of the inspirations for George W Bush's incredibly anti- and un-American guest workers program, one that would have reduced previously middle-class wages by flooding the labor market with lower-wage, skilled foreign labor (video here: peekURL.com/vsaprax). Now, Griswold offers "Will Democrats err in immigration reforms?" (link), complaining that in her...

John King of CNN asks David Axelrod puffball immigration reform question - 11/15/09

... David Axelrod about plans for comprehensive immigration reform (transcript here, excerpts below). While Dobbs - the "advocacy journalist" per CNN president Jon Klein - might have pressed Axelrod on some of the downsides of amnesty, King simply asked a milquetoast question about process, allowing Axelrod to give a stock speech. The Obama administration wants to give amnesty to 12+ million illegal...

Janet Napolitano falsely says she needs immigration "reform" to do her job; says border more secure; sounds like Chertoff - 11/13/09

... Napolitano said that she needs comprehensive immigration reform (downsides at the link) to do her job and that such "reform" (aka amnesty) is more attainable due both to supposed increased border security and due to fewer people trying to cross because of the economic downturn. In her speech, she sounded almost exactly like Michael Chertoff and used several of the stock talking points such as...

Meg Whitman spouts amnesty talking points (California governor candidate) - 10/29/09

... legalization?" she asked. (note: see comprehensive immigration reform for some of the many downsides) Whitman also urged tougher measures against those who hire undocumented workers, and said that as governor "I would be an advocate . . . for the people of California to make sure we really do secure this border." (note: see secure the border) ...[in the past she's] said that had she lived in...

Leith Anderson of NAE misled: NAE member Salvation Army is "neutral" on amnesty (update: even more don't sign on) - 10/19/09

... of Evangelicals passed a pro-comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) resolution, and Leith Anderson from that group - in Congressional testimony - strongly implied that all NAE members supported the resolution. His testimony included this: We actually had a vote today on this resolution with leaders in the National Association of Evangelicals and there was no dissent... On the board there...

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...

Napolitano of DHS: "al-Qaeda-type" terrorists inside U.S.; difficult to track visa exits; supposed border enforcement will lead to "reform" - 10/12/09

Bloomberg Television interviewed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today, and she said among other things (link): "It is fair to say there are individuals in the United States who ascribe to al-Qaeda-type beliefs... And so it makes information-sharing, it makes effective law enforcement and it makes the shared responsibility of law enforcement ever so important." If she's...

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

... level (the two key components of "comprehensive immigration reform"). Rev. Anderson answered that there was no dissent in adopting the pro-amnesty resolution on the 75-member NAE board of directors. There's a list of the denominations and their contact information at the link above, and NumbersUSA also suggests sending a link to "Most National Christian Leaders Declare War on Unemployed in...

Obama admin preparing USCIS for amnesty (millions of visas, comprehensive immigration reform) - 10/03/09

... administration is able to pass comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty: Currently, the citizenship agency can handle applications from about six million immigrants a year, (USCIS head Alejandro Mayorkas) said, including the time-consuming collection of fingerprints and other biometric identity information. Under some plans for legalization, the agency might receive that many applications...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants illegal aliens in healthcare exchange; emulate Blue Dogs for amnesty - 09/15/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez - a buffoonish fervent supporter of illegal immigration - recently spoke out in favor of allowing illegal aliens into the Obama healthcare "exchange". Per ABC News (link), speaking in Spanish at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute function, he said:

CATO promotes financial gain from illegal alien amnesty, ignores massive non-financial costs (Peter Dixon, Maureen Rimmer) - 08/14/09

... supposed economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform aka amnesty ("Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform", freetrade.org/pubs/pas/tpa-040es.html). As with other "economic" studies, theirs isn't really based in economics in that they're ignoring all the costs of what they promote: A policy that reduces the number of low-skilled immigrant...

Obama puts off immigration "reform" until 2010 at SPP summit - 08/10/09

Barack Obama is continuing a proud George W Bush tradition: holding a "North American Leaders Summit" with the leaders of Mexico and Canada as part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP.gov) effort. In a Feb. 2008 editorial that apparently no one else read, Obama promised to continue that Bush effort. And, in a move that his allies in far-left and racial power groups probably won't like...

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

From this: Senate Democrats have found a Republican in Sen. Lindsey Graham to help them push for passage of a comprehensive immigration overhaul this year. But the lag in getting prominent support from a Republican -- more than two months after Democrats first announced their push -- shows how complicated prospects for passage could be this year, as immigration remains a wedge inside an...

Obama reiterates magical, dishonest plan: illegal aliens won't get healthcare because illegal aliens will be legalized first - 07/30/09

... illegally - we want to create comprehensive immigration reform so they can get on a path to citizenship. Until they do, we can’t reward them with some of the benefits which quite frankly cost us a lot of money. There will be a lot of resistance when people who are citizens and legal residents aren’t getting these services and we’re giving them to undocumented workers." He's admitting that...

Jeb Bush, Mack McLarty, CFR to push immigration "reform" (amnesty) - 07/06/09

... presenting a report in support of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. The report is sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations: The report urges Congress and the Obama administration to undertake a new effort with three central components: "the creation of a more efficient legal immigration system that responds to labor market needs and enhances U.S. competitiveness; a strong...

Obama admin sends audit letters to possible illegal alien employers; Bush-style prelude to "reform" - 07/02/09

... in an attempt to push through comprehensive immigration reform? Welcome to the Obama administration's version (link, from Jeanne Meserve of CNN): In a signal that the Obama administration is changing tactics in dealing with illegal immigration, hundreds of businesses were notified Wednesday that federal authorities will be taking a closer look at their employment records to determine if they are...

Some police chiefs support "reform", oppose 287g; Damien Cave/NYT misleads about immigration law - 07/02/09

... reiterated their support for comprehensive immigration reform and their opposition to the 287g program [1]. Their supposed solution would only solve the situation temporarily, if that. The "reform" they support would lead to more illegal immigration, and the problems they pretend they want to solve would simply recur sooner or later. If they're sincere - and not just playing politics or trying...

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

Dena Bunis of the OC Register offers "Democrat talks tough on illegal immigration/Key senator in upcoming debate could help sway GOP votes" (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...

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

... today to discuss their plans for comprehensive immigration reform (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...