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National Immigration Forum cheers Hilda Solis Labor Secretary pick (America's Voice) - 12/18/08

... our immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform is a key ingredient in defending and extending workers' rights. In nominating a leader as skilled and dedicated as Rep. Solis to this important office, President-elect Obama is sending the clear signal that American workers, regardless of their country of birth, are a valued part of America's future and a top priority for his...

1986 loophole: visa holders prove they became illegal aliens to get amnesty (Peter Schey) - 12/17/08

... with any new amnesties (aka "comprehensive immigration reform") would have their own "solutions". For a reverse-Kafkaesque example, see this: [Schey] also successfully argued that the government knew many immigrants had violated their status another way: by failing to furnish an address report every three months. The government's failure to produce the address reports showed that the immigrants...

Bill Richardson: "Obama is an immigrant" (promotes CIR's "learn English"... in Spanish) - 12/07/08

... promotes the "learn English" part of comprehensive immigration reform... in Spanish.

Nancy Pelosi: no "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens might be compromise - 12/06/08

I missed this when it first came out in late October 2008, but an unrelated Associated Press article contained the following suggestion from Nancy Pelosi (link): Pelosi also said Congress would have to tackle the politically sticky job of overhauling immigration laws in the new Congress, after a bipartisan measure collapsed last year. The estimated 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally "...

Luis Gutierrez will push Obama to pass immigration "reform", calls for end to immigration raids (Joe Baca) - 12/05/08

From this: Flanked by hundreds of immigrants and their family members, an Illinois congressman called for a halt Thursday to immigration raids and vowed to push for a comprehensive overhaul that President-elect Barack Obama can sign into law. Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, the House sponsor of a 2007 bill that failed, told a crowd of more than 200 on Capitol Hill that he would work...

The Non-Partisan Case Against Barack Obama - 10/29/08

... and both would push amnesty ("comprehensive immigration reform"). McCain might try to push it earlier in his administration than Obama would, since his goals are less sweeping and he'd have less to do. However, Obama has shown himself even worse than McCain, such as by uttering 'reconquista'-style comments, thanking an open borders extremist for his work, and the like. The American public...

Chicago City Council passes pro-illegal immigration resolution - 10/09/08

... action they hope will lead to comprehensive immigration reform. ..."Immigrants are being uprooted, they are being persecuted.

CNN "fact check" misleads about John McCain comprehensive immigration reform stance - 09/24/08

... CNN: JOHN MCCAIN SUPPORTS AMNESTY/COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM. Sorry to shout, but I see that your "Fact Check: Is Obama ad right on McCain's immigration stance?" (link) continues the same lie that several of Barack Obama's other minions have tried to promulgate. While McCain has said a wide range of things (including support for "reform" one day before you posted this), and his overall...

Rhode Island Catholic uses strawman argument, smear in support of illegal activity (Bishop Thomas Tobin; a challenge) - 09/19/08

... to logical fallacies: 1. The "comprehensive immigration reform" that the Bishops support will send the message that we don't respect our immigration laws and we don't expect anyone else to either. Despite what it's called, it will be seen around the world as an amnesty. 2. That will lead to more illegal immigration, and from many other countries besides Mexico. 3. That will lead to more people...

Kos promotes misleading New Democrat Network immigration poll - 09/18/08

... better known as "Kos" - offers "Comprehensive immigration reform favored by those most affected"; "those affected" refers to voters in Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Florida. The post is a wrapper around a new poll from the New Democrat Network.

"Tour of the Faithful": Catholic Church, others try to change immigration laws (America's Voice) - 09/13/08

... the U.S. designed to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty. This "Tour of the Faithful" (catholicsinalliance.org/node/20123) was apparently organized with the help of Frank Sharry's America's Voice [2] and includes an appearance by former president Jimmy Carter and many others [3]. On October 13 they'll be holding a forum featuring unnamed Illinois politicians; one of those...

Ask John McCain about the impacts of amnesty ("comprehensive immigration reform") - 08/30/08

Here's a question you're urged to ask John McCain at one of his public events. Make sure and videotape the question and the answer, and then upload it to Youtube and other sites. If anyone asks this I can provide follow-ups, and of course feel free to adapt it to your speaking style or remove parts of the first paragraph as necessary: Senator McCain: the immigration "reform" you support will give...

First Panderer: Michelle Obama says Hispanics shouldn't have to live in fear of immigration raids - 08/28/08

From this: Hispanics should not have to live in fear of raids by immigration agents, Michelle Obama told a Hispanic caucus to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. ..."We would have an immigration policy that brings 12 million people out of the shadows," she told cheering caucus members who shouted "Yes we can" in Spanish. Hispanics are often the first to suffer in an economic...

RNC draft platform includes sham anti-"amnesty" provision; English not official language - 08/27/08

... just support "legalization", "comprehensive immigration reform", or a host of other euphemisms for amnesty. Delegates from North Carolina and Colorado tried to have a provision opposing CIR put in, but were shot down: This sparked a heated discussion between members with a delegate from Washington DC who said that the Republican Party is a "not a xenophobic party, not an intolerant party. We...

ICE scraps self-deportation plan; will crackdown follow? - 08/22/08

A few weeks ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) started a "Scheduled Departure" program where illegal aliens who'd received final deportation orders could turn themselves in to be deported. Only six people took advantage of the offer, and now ICE has shelved the plan (link).

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) calls DHS agents "Gestapo agents" (Gebe Martinez/Politico) - 08/07/08

Alleged U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez - Democrat from Illinois - is quoted in the article "Push needed for immigration reform" (politico . com/news/stories/0808/12321.html) by ethnocentric hack reporter Gebe Martinez as saying: "You know who is in charge now? The Gestapo agents at [the Department of] Homeland Security. They are in charge... I think it is election season, and they have...

John McCain at National Council of La Raza convention (charter schools, immigration "reform") - 07/14/08

... want to fail again to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. We must prove we have the resources to secure our borders and use them, while respecting the dignity and rights of citizens and legal residents of the United States. When we have achieved border security goal, we must enact and implement the other parts of practical, fair and necessary immigration policy. We have economic and...

John Harris/The Politico offers sham immigration "debate" ("Dear 44: Ideas for the next president") - 07/14/08

The Politico is running a series called "Dear 44: Ideas for the next president" (politico.com/dear44) featuring two people on "different" sides debating various issues and offering advice for the next president. The Politico's John Harris offers an introduction to the series at politico.com/news/stories/0608/11113.html and has background on the two "sides" in the running debate. The topic this...

Barack Obama proud of attending immigration march (LULAC, Mexican government) - 07/08/08

Barack Obama's prepared remarks for his speech at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention include him taking pride in having marched in support of illegal immigration at the Chicago event on May 1, 2006. Unfortunately, no one has yet asked him why he'd be proud of marching at an event whose main organizers have links to the Mexican government.

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... to fight for just and humane comprehensive immigration reform!... ...We did not cross the border, the border crossed us." Needless to say, such sentiments are straight out of Reconquista 101, and both candidates (and Hillary) should be asked why they're speaking to such a group. Please go to one of their public appearances, read that quote, and then ask them to renounce LULAC. McCain will appear...

For the last time: John McCain still supports amnesty ("It'll be my top priority yesterday, today and tomorrow") - 06/29/08

... McCain has "flip-flopped" on "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty. They base that on his supposed insistence on "border security first", as discussed here. McCain is simply trying to fool people.

Rep. David Price: deport criminals, but leave the illegal workers alone (cut enforcement funds to support illegal immigration) - 06/26/08

... Action Fund where he promoted "comprehensive immigration reform" [price.house.gov/apps/list/press/nc04_price/062308.shtml]: I want to be clear on that point. The illegal presence of foreign nationals in the United States is a problem, and calls into question our commitment to the integrity of our immigration laws. But we need to put that problem into perspective on two counts: First, the...

Rep. Chris Cannon loses in Utah! (Jason Chaffetz) - 06/24/08

Illegal immigration-supporting hack and Republican Congressman from Utah Chris Cannon will lose the primary election to Jason Chaffetz. With over 80% of the votes counted at post time, Chaffetz leads 60% to about 40%, so it's safe to call. There are about forty posts at this site mentioning Cannon; use the search function to see them all.

Villaraigosa, Dellums, Nickels don't want ICE immigration raids of "responsible employers" - 06/20/08

... another resolution also demanding "comprehensive immigration reform", as is another resolution from Villaraigosa and other mayors demanding more resources for food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. Related: Fabian Nunez, Mexico-linked Peter Schey, American Apparel join to support illegal immigration AVWatch: Antonio...

Hispanic Caucus has excellent advice for Obama: Hillary as Veep, immigration reform in 1st hundred days - 06/11/08

... he does not promise so-called comprehensive immigration reform, the lawmakers say, the only other way to win over Hispanic supporters of his erstwhile rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), may be to pick her as his running mate... ...[CHC Chairman Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.)]... said that the CHC will be looking — but not necessarily asking — for Obama to make as strong of a pledge as...

Betsy Rubiner/Time offers pro-illegal immigration propaganda (Agriprocessors, Iowa) - 05/29/08

... about one thing: "We have to have comprehensive immigration reform so these people who desire to work can. We have to have a way to welcome them," says Sister McCauley. "When people are so hurt, we have to take a look at the law." "Reform" is, of course, a code phrase for amnesty. [1] From a bio for her book "Fun with the Family in Iowa: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids": Betsy...

John McCain back to supporting "comprehensive immigration reform", "guest" workers, H-1B visas - 05/22/08

... John McCain turned his back on "comprehensive immigration reform", i.e., a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. In a Silicon Valley speech today, McCain clarified the matter (link): After several of the business leaders complained about the difficulty in obtaining temporary H1B visas for scientists and engineers, something the Senate immigration bill was supposed to address, Mr. McCain expressed...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushing AgJobs amnesty, attached to Iraq bill - 05/15/08

Via this we find this: Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) obtained passage today of an amendment to the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill to provide partial amnesty for illegal immigrants working in agriculture. The amendment would provide legal status for 1.35 million agricultural workers and lessen current protections for Americans and new foreign workers taking agricultural jobs.

John McCain "flip-flops", will support "comprehensive immigration reform"; DNC still concept-challenged - 05/07/08

... he said this: "Unless we enact comprehensive immigration reform I don't think you can take it piecemeal... In other words...

Barack Obama statement supports illegal immigration marches - 05/01/08

... again express my commitment to comprehensive immigration reform and will do everything I can to bring order and compassion to a system that is broken today. It is in our interest and true to our tradition to come together and solve this problem. And as President, I intend to lead us in that effort. BHO could bring "order and compassion" to the system by supporting the enforcement of our current...

Nancy Pelosi opposes immigration enforcement, says agents are kicking in doors - 04/24/08

... House leadership not supporting "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty, Nancy Pelosi said the following today: "I am frustrated, too... And as I have said since the day we took over here, we're not going to have an immigration bill unless the president takes the lead on it. There is no way to have a partisan immigration bill.

Raul Grijalva, Congressional Hispanic Caucus: lack of immigration "reform" is "spineless" - 04/24/08

... of other Democrats to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty. ...Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona called the Democratic caucus "spineless." "Today my party wants to do what is easy, not exactly what is right," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. "The leaders in our party who are arguing for consideration of helping just a few immigrants are risking the future of all...

Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform to oppose Lou Barletta (Jim Wallis backgrounder) - 04/17/08

... immigration supporting Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (headed up by Jim Wallis) held a press conference where they stated their opposition to Hazleton, Pennsylvania mayor Lou Barletta. It was probably what you'd suspect, and their press release had more of the same: ..."They need to stop using rhetoric that demonizes immigrants and make an effort to respect all people, including...

Barack Obama immigration editorial misleads - 04/15/08

But, you already knew that. Barack Obama offers an editorial entitled "Enforce tighter border, employer verifications" (link): While I understand the passions -- and legitimate differences -- on both sides of this difficult issue, we must restore civility and reason to the conversation. Translation: "my opponents are gun-toting anti-immigrant racists". And, "as irrational as it seems, what I...

Did Bob Barr swipe his immigration policy from Barack Obama (or Bush, McCain, Clinton,...)? - 04/11/08

... leaders of both parties supported "comprehensive immigration reform" and all three major candidates support some form of border enforcement, or at least pretend to. As a political matter, Barr's position makes little sense (unless there's "something else" involved). He doesn't seem to have an ideological standpoint on this issue, and aside from using them to get the nomination there's little...

James Parks/AFL-CIO, Jennifer Ludden/NPR promote bad, inhumane public policy, illegal immigration - 04/08/08

Jennifer Ludden of National Public Radio (NPR) offers a two-part series about those deported from the U.S. to El Salvador in "Deportee Back Home After Near-Death Trip to U.S." (npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89383189) and "Deportee a Stranger in His Homeland" (npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89431942). To a certain extent they're both cautionary tales illustrating why people...

Michael Chertoff misleads, promotes immigration "reform" at Yale (New Haven) - 04/08/08

... he's done before, he promoted "comprehensive immigration reform", showed once again that he's too corrupt and too much of a Bush lackey to do his job, and tried to mislead. Chertoff said he predicted a year ago there would be "a patchwork of rules" across the country, if Congress failed to deal with the tough issue of border security, while also providing a path for the undocumented to come out...

Paul Vitello/NYT offers weepy, inaccurate pro-grower propaganda (Keith Eckel) - 04/04/08

Getting to the story a bit late, on the second of this month Paul Vitello of the New York Times offered "Immigration Issues End a Pennsylvania Grower's Season" (link).

Barack Obama's "honest conversation" about immigration included dishonesty, false choice, support for illegal activity - 04/03/08

... Obama's proposed solution of "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty, would lead to more illegal immigration and more mixed status families. 3. When he says "Imagine what that would look like", he's acting in the role of a cheap used car salesman ("imagine how you're going to look driving this down the street!") engaging in a crooked sales job for illegal activity.

League of Women Voters now supports amnesty for illegal aliens ("comprehensive immigration reform") - 04/02/08

The League of Women Voters is presented by itself and the MSM as a "non-partisan" group, but, oddly enough, their positions all fall on the left side of things (background here). Their latest "liberal" position is to support amnesty for illegal aliens. Per their national president Mary Wilson (link): "After a lengthy and comprehensive study of this complex issue by our grassroots members...