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Carlos Gutierrez, Larry Craig get plaques from American Nursery and Landscape Association - 07/30/07

... thanks for his work to secure comprehensive immigration reform"] [1] and Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) [also got his own plaque] both addressed the attendees, encouraging them to maintain their efforts to achieve a necessary solution for securing a viable workforce for our country's agricultural and seasonal industries... ...Confirming the importance of continued lobbying, the very evening...

Photo Feature: Immigration Reform, many pray, a few protest - 07/11/07

... afternoon praying in the "Vigil for Comprehensive Immigration Reform." The event, which was organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights in conjunction with other leaders in the Hispanic community, took place in the north parking lot of Plaza Fiesta and lasted more than three hours. The former Mexican consul in Atlanta Teodoro Maus, who is also one of the leaders of GLAHR, stated...

Progressives: urge Clinton, Obama, Richardson, Edwards to support Elvira Arellano's "campaign of resistance" - 07/02/07

... will have to "revive and pass a comprehensive immigration reform." Otherwise, pro-immigrant organizers will begin a campaign "aimed at bringing this government and this economy to a halt." Representatives from the Centro Sin Fronteras and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights [press release link] also announced this morning they were prepared to take "economic actions"...

Howard Dean supports failed Senate bill, blames Bush - 06/28/07

Trotting out his stock lines, Howard Dean says: "Today's immigration vote is a reminder of why the American people voted Republicans out in 2006 and why they'll vote against them in 2008. After using the immigration issue to inflame people with divisive rhetoric, the Republican Party, led by President Bush, had neither the capital nor the political will to work with Democrats on a reasonable...

America empty boxed: Kennedy immigration press conference - 06/18/07

An old scam is to sell someone something and then to send them a box full of bricks or even an empty box. Along those lines, Ron Brynaert of RawStory finally has a story with which I don't disagree: Lawmakers were pointing to "empty boxes" at a press conference last Thursday, a Capitol Hill newspaper reports. "At a pro-immigration rally Thursday, a group of politicians including Sens.

Latino, Irish Catholics in illegal immigration march (Archdiocese of San Francisco, Irish government) - 06/10/07

... in the national campaign for comprehensive immigration reform for our undocumented Irish and indeed all undocumented immigrants to the US. Through our involvement with the US Catholic Conference of Bishops' Justice for Immigrants campaign and the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, we have been in a position to keep our community updated and educated on the progression of the legislation through...

Shailagh Murray/Jonathan Weisman/WaPo insert infomercial into immigration coverage - 06/09/07

Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post offer "Talk of Resurrecting Immigration Bill Begins as Autopsy Goes On" (washingtonpost . com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/08/AR2007060802771.html). I see that Mickey Kaus has also pointed to this paragraph: Within policy circles, immigration reform is viewed as vital, addressing both the growing demand for workers and the social costs...

Senate illegal immigration amnesty: cloture or defeat. And: what you can do. - 06/06/07

[6/7 8pm UPDATE: The bill has ceased to exist... for now. The final try at cloture failed, but the bill might come back later in the year. Please read the original entry below if you'd like to help prevent future tries at amnesty.. Like Business Week predicting a bull market just before the stock market crash, the cover of Time's June 18, 2007 issue - apparently released today - intones "Why...

Letter: last 100 conservatives who support Senate amnesty bill must band together! - 06/05/07

A group of about 30 conservatives have sent an open letter to the rest demanding that they band together and support the Bush/Kennedy/Kyl massive illegal alien amnesty bill. The letter itself is full of half-truths, such as their claim that "it will make sure that the law is enforced first, before any other provisions of the legislation take effect". Actually, the semi-legalization would occur...

Ezra Klein, useful idiot - 05/31/07

... cirnow.org, the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. I'm not going to hold someone responsible for the ads on their site... except blogads have to be approved by the blog owner and, more importantly, the ad includes a quote from Klein himself, which links to a piece he wrote at TAPPED. So, one might assume that he doesn't have any problems with the ad's extremely over-the-top...

Is immigration reform an elaborate practical joke? (Chertoff USA Today interview) - 05/29/07

USA Today continues their obvious attempt to help the Bush administration push amnesty with a transcript (link) of part of the meeting USA Today's editorial board held with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. After reading it, I know three things: a) there were no doubt tougher, less Soviet interviews in Izvestia, b) neither Chertoff nor Gutierrez are...

Janet Napolitano endorses Senate immigration bill; "silent amnesty" - 05/27/07

Note that she's using the same term as Michael Chertoff; who used it first isn't known: Saying the only current alternative is allowing a status quo of "silent amnesty," Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano on Wednesday [5/23/07] tentatively endorsed a U.S.

Michael Chertoff: Mexicans aren't encouraging illegal "migration"; Senate bill is "straight with the American public" - 05/25/07

This CSPAN WMV file has DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff saying the following: "If we're going to change the dynamic here we've gotta be completely honest with the American people about what's practical and what's impractical, about how long it's going to take, about how much it's going to cost and about what the collateral consequences are going to be and this bill was an effort to really be...

Dick Morris: "Republicans should back immigration compromise" - 05/23/07

In case you were wondering why I erupted into peals of laughter moments ago, your answer is here. Of course, then I wondered, "Is he still working for the Democrats, or Mexico?" The Republican Party would be self-destructive (not for the first time, either) if they did not let the immigration compromise negotiated by Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) pass and become law....

NYT editorial: Senate bill bad; "Know-Nothings" hate illegal aliens - 05/20/07

The New York Times offers the editorial "The Immigration Deal". Summary: they're going even further around the bend. They divide provisions of the bill into "good", "bad", and "awful", with the "guest" worker provisions in the latter camp. If the bad parts aren't removed, they say that no bill is better than the current one. And: It is painful, for many reasons, to oppose this immigration deal.

LULAC, Raza radicals: Senate bill "unworkable", "this is our land!", "border crossed us" - 05/20/07

... to fight for just and humane comprehensive immigration reform!... ...We did not cross the border, the border crossed us." ...Most of those at the town hall meeting hosted by LULAC, the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union oppose the bill, in part because of provisions to fine each head of household $5,000 and require them to return to their home countries...

John Edwards is going to help stop amnesty - 05/18/07

Imagine what would happen if an amnesty supporter were forced to endure an hour-long, nationally-televised interview just about immigration matters where they were asked a series of tough questions about amnesty and forced to defend what they support. As long as the questions were tough enough, and they were asked follow-up after follow-up, their lies and misleading statements would be revealed.

Corrupt crypto-Dem Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses "comprehensive immigration reform" - 05/16/07

... McConnell urging them to pass "comprehensive immigration reform": ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2007,0517-schwarzenegger.pdf It's the usual swill: the system is broken, we need a "guest" worker program, we need border security, we need to deal "realistically" with current illegal aliens, etc. The swill is of the southwest-governor-variant, demanding that the Feds pay for the costs associated with...

1994: Rudy Giuliani explicitly welcomed illegal aliens to New York City - 05/15/07

... Giuliani are backing off from "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty. However, it does contain this: [Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum] remembers watching in

100+ Hispanic groups send letter supporting illegal immigration, opposing raids - 05/08/07

... sent again a year or two after "comprehensive immigration reform" passes. There's no assurance that these groups wouldn't send a similar letter in order to weaken future, "reform"-mandated enforcement, and that's one of the ways that the current amnesty would become like past amnesties. We, the undersigned Latino organizations, write to express our outrage and deep concern over the manner in...

Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform - 05/07/07

Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a new group headed up by Jim Wallis, and they're wrong. In order to promote legalization for all as well as a "guest" worker program, they'll be conducting an ad campaign, letter writing effort, and most likely advocating from the pulpit. First, they're selectively quoting the Bible; see the links here. Second, what they support will make things...

Democrats debate features largely worthless immigration question - 04/26/07

In case you were wondering just how corrupt the MSM is, the following appears to be the only question at tonight's Democratic presidential debate that involved immigration matters. While the "defy" part is certainly a bit piquant, and it's certainly good to get the news that Hillary Clinton supports amnesty out there and from her own lips, the information the question would obtain could more...

George W. Bush, Raul Grijalva support "comprehensive immigration reform" together - 04/26/07

Yesterday, Bush met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, including former MEChA member Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), who says: "As much as I malign the president, I thought he was receptive... He was engaged in the conversation, asked questions and continued to make a commitment to comprehensive reform... ...We support [the Flake-Gutierrez STRIVE Act] very strongly, and we support the...

Rev. John Fife is dangerously wrong (sanctuary movement) - 04/23/07

From this Amy Goodman/Democracy Now! show: [Reverend John Fife, the founder of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s] was the minister of Tucson's Southside Presbyterian Church for 35 years. The church was the first to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants from El Salvador in 1981. That launched a movement that eventually provided safe haven to thousands of Central Americans in over 500...

Latest "compromise" amnesty bill scam from Dems, GOP (late Apr. 2007) - 04/23/07

... attempt at coming up with a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill (aka amnesty) is sold to us by Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the AP. An intense round of closed-door talks among Cabinet officials and Senate Republicans and Democrats has reached a critical bargaining stage, congressional officials and lobbyists said. Senior lawmakers from opposite sides of the spectrum a

Dr. Richard Land plays Bush-style word games with "amnesty" - 04/19/07

... support of some vague form of "comprehensive immigration reform". Now, he feels the need to clarify his remarks.

Talk radio hosts, listeners head to DC to oppose amnesty - 04/16/07

... capital next week to lobby against comprehensive immigration reform measures that would offer what critics views as "amnesty" to illegal immigrants. The conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and San Diego radio talk show host Roger Hedgecock are sponsoring a marathon of talk radio and Capitol Hill lobbying, dubbed "Hold Their

Goal: tie U.S. Attorneys firings to immigration (Dems hoist on own petard) - 04/16/07

I can't do everything, and I've completely failed to try to tie in the firings of several U.S. Attorneys to immigration matters. For instance, here's Phyllis Schlafly tying the firings into the Ramos/Compean case, suggesting the Bush should fire U.S.

Hillary Clinton picks National Council of La Raza's Raul Yzaguirre to co-chair - 04/12/07

... on him. Related: Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform ready to push amnesty The NCLR endorsed the Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 (Barack Obama) Alliance for Immigration Reform 2007

Bush drones on in Yuma, promotes "comprehensive immigration reform" - 04/09/07

No fence pics yet. Developing... UPDATE: ICBITN ("I Can't Believe I Took Notes"). As expected, this was Immigration Speech #5, with the 5-D variant. There is absolutely nothing in what he said that was either a) new, or b) answered his critics.

Bush border buggy back Monday in Yuma (fence photo op) - 04/08/07

... similar) to - yet again - push for "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty. He'll be joined by Arizona governor Janet Napolitano but Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva (a former member of MEChA) - despite being invited - won't be there. Prediction: Bush will give Speech #5, with either Variant 5-B or 5-D. While he'll have a hard time finding as engaging a prop as a dune...

Los Angeles: thousands march for illegal immigration, literally demanding "amnesty" - 04/08/07

Peter Prengaman of the Associated Press offers this about a rally which thousands of illegal immigration supporters held in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 7. According to one audio recording I heard, someone led the crowd in a chant of "What do we want?

Sojourners/Jim Wallis promoting massive amnesty to Congress - 04/07/07

... involved with the Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Reverend Stephen P. Bouman: globalist, illegal immigration supporter - 04/02/07

... congressional staff March 22 to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2007 that is "humane and for the common good." ...Key components that the bishops believe help to fulfill these principles include: elimination of the family visa backlogs; fair and humane enforcement provisions and the elimination of the unnecessary detention of families and children; earned legalization of the n

ACLU, LULAC, ACORN, SVREP endorsed Dallas April 1 illegal immigration march - 04/02/07

... was held in Dallas to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. Last year's event (the one where George P. Bush was scheduled to speak) had as many as 500,000 illegal aliens and their supporters marching through that city's streets; this year it might have been as little as 1% or less of that amount. The national ACLU and other questionable...

"Smiley" Jeff Flake, WFMOJALI Luis Gutierrez promote their amnesty - 04/01/07

Congressmen Jeff "Smiley" Flake and Luis "WFMOJALI" Gutierrez offer a one-two promotion of their illegal alien amnesty scheme. First up is Gutierrez, delivering the Democratic Party's radio address (link) on Saturday. There's almost nothing there that isn't pure hot air, but, let's look at his promotion of illegal immigrants: ...Our bill deals directly with the undocumented who are living,...