... that point home.
WHAT: Dick Durbin and Tom Harkin immigration rally
WHEN: Aug 2
WHERE: Ames, Iowa (in the district of Steve King)
VIDEO: None found
The rally was in King's district, but most who showed up were not on King's side... A small group of King supporters did protest outside the rally. Retired journalist Larry Clayton held a banner saying, "Secure the Borders First...
... four Democrats (Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and Michael Bennet).
There's nothing new in their plan: it's simply a slight variant the same old amnesty scam. It's a massive legalization program that has huge downsides and that would do great harm to the U.S. See comprehensive immigration reform for some of those downsides.
One of the selling points is a "commission" that...
... 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 first six have been pushing amnesty for years.
Flake - a darling of fiscal conservatives and some libertarians - co-authored a 2007 amnesty bill with the ethnic...
... star of the whole convention
* Dick Durbin - U.S. Senator from Illinois
a top supporter of illegal immigration, including the anti-American DREAM Act
* Jared Polis - Colorado Congressman
such a strong supporter of illegal immigration, the Mexican government gave him an award for it.
* Harry Reid - U.S. Senator of Nevada
* Charles Schumer - U.S. Senator of New York
* Antonio Villaraigosa - Los...
... signatories are: Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Pat Leahy, Carl Levin, Daniel Akaka, Mark Begich, Michael Bennet, Jeff Bingaman, Richard Blumenthal, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Chris Coons, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Kerry, Frank Lautenberg, Joe Lieberman, Barbara Mikulski, Patty Murray, Bill Nelson, Jack Reed, and Sheldon Whitehouse.
Then, Sandweg conducted a "conference call with...
... Johanns and the bill's supporter, Dick Durbin. Johanns is not, for instance, pointing out that Durbin would take college educations away from U.S. citizens to give them to illegal aliens. He just wants the border to be secure first.
Don't trust Youtube "debates".
The video below shows Sen. Dick Durbin refusing to answer a question at one of his press conferences, using the fact that the questioner is just a citizen journalist as the pretext. Meanwhile, the supposed real reporters run cover for Durbin, encouraging the citizen journalist to leave. Durbin asks the non-"real" journalist "would you please leave?", refuses to answer his question, and then is...
On June 28, Dick Durbin invited a large group of illegal aliens to attend a U.S. Senate hearing about the anti-American DREAM Act and used them in what amounted to the Senate version of a PIIPP. Video below, first person account here, writeups at   .
* The DREAM Act is an openly anti-American bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from U.S....
... Sens. Pat Leahy, Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, John Kerry, and Kirsten Gillibrand. See each of their names for background on them relating to immigration.
3. For the general downsides of comprehensive immigration reform no matter the specific details of the current bill, see that link. The CIRA2011 also includes the AgJobs bill and the anti-American DREAM Act. The...
... at the event in Las Vegas and Dick Durbin at the one in Chicago.
At the one in Vegas, Reid said (link):
"We're going to do immigration reform just like we did health care reform."
One of the things I worry about is that he just might be right. The possible opposition is largely incompetent and is led by those with a loose borders agenda. It isn't difficult to imagine several paper tigers who...
... Kirk, Jeff Bingaman, Bill Nelson, Dick Durbin, Frank Lautenberg, Chris Dodd, Bob Menendez, Pat Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Bob Casey, and Bernie Sanders.
From NC Aizenman of the Washington Post (link):
(The Florida politicians including Ileana Ros Lehtinen) are among several leaders holding separate news conferences in Miami on Thursday to draw further attention to the issue. Others...
... protesters (pictured) formed outside Dick Durbin's office in Chicago and were chanting "no more Dick". They're presumably from the tea parties or allied groups, and they're presumably protesting against Obama healthcare.
When he was in kindergarten, Durbin probably had other kids make the same chant on the playground. But, since those chanting aren't on a playground and appear to be grown-ups,...
Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at , a list of attendees is at , and some quotes from attendees is at . Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....
... Senate version is S.729 from Dick Durbin, currently co-sponsored by Richard Lugar, Russ Feingold, Ted Kennedy, Pat Leahy, Joe Lieberman, Mel Martinez, and Harry Reid.
Those quoted at the description link above in support of the bill include Harry Reid, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Immigration Forum.
Comprehensive immigration reform - aka an amnesty for illegal aliens - is back. Yesterday, Harry Reid introduced S.9, the "Stronger Economy, Stronger Borders Act of 2009" ("SESBA"). What's there now is just a placeholder (link), however the remarks made by Patrick Leahy at introduction show exactly what it is. Those remarks and the list of co-sponsors are below. Note that this is a repeat of how...
Barack Obama (press release here)
...and several more.
After a bit of a warm-up and a to-be-expected concern about racial profiling, here's the relevant bits:
...(5) ...In the wake of the Hoffman decision [Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)], defendant employers will now argue that backpay awards to...
Could Senator Dick Durbin - an illegal immigration supporting hack who refered to himself and illegal aliens as "we" as in "we can win" - block immigration "reform" by trying to push for business-unfriendly H-1B related worker protections? From this:
...Durbin is considering the tougher standards for companies that want to bring temporary foreign workers into the country under the H-1B visa...
... liberal Democratic senators, Dick Durbin and Barack Obama--themselves the sons of immigrants, as they often point out in speeches at immigrant rights rallies.
Durbin, who earlier sponsored a private bill to delay Arellano's deportation because of her son's medical condition, now refuses to support Gutierrez's private bill to win her a new stay. "We cannot fix the injustices of this system with...
... 'La Raza'. (The paper in which Dick Durbin refered to Mexican citizens and himself as "we").
And, he's identified here as:
Jorge Mujica, secretary-general of the PRD in Illinois
Note also that both Gutierrez and Mujica spoke at yesterday's rally; the latter's role in today's version is unknown.
Blago, Gutierrez, and Daley are all Democrats, and until such time as the Democratic Party censures...