Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) gave the Spanish-language Democrat response to the State of the Union.
He spent a few paragraphs on immigration and said the standard things. About the only thing different from what Bush said is that he went even further with the smears. Whereas Bush just said "without animosity and without amnesty", Becerra included the following:
On immigration, after years of...
... follows a slight promotion of the DREAM Act, and while there might have been others this is the first article I can recall that sought out the parents of those who would be given college discounts under that anti-American bill. Unfortunately, Watanabe didn't ask him the follow-up questions: "so, what you're saying is that all those benefits we give to illegal aliens served as an incentive? And,...
But, you already knew that.
Further evidence comes from his pledge to oppose state Rep. Glenn Donnelson's attempt to repeal Utah's law giving illegal aliens discounted college educations:
"I'm going to fight it," said Huntsman, who added that he would "very seriously consider vetoing" a repeal.
Oddly similar: Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a similar pledge a couple days ago. Perhaps they're sharing...
Texas governor Rick Perry is closely following the George Bush playbook as he came out against attempts to prevent illegal aliens from taking Texas college tuition discounts from U.S. citizens. Some in Texas want to repeal the law he signed six years ago, and he's pledged to oppose their efforts. And, he's also revealed he's a liar:
"The only way that you can be eligible for that in-state...
The usual sources are complaining about the recent Swift & Co raid breaking up mixed-status families (illegal aliens parents, U.S. citizen children). My brief glance at their statements failed to find anyone calling those parents to task for their extreme irresponsibility. Those illegal aliens weren't kidnapped and brought to the U.S. In the vast majority of cases, they came here willingly...
... advocates on education and the Dream Act."
...The "Amistad" award was given to the city of Steamboat Springs for its work in reaching out to its growing Latino community. Sister Alicia Cuaron was given the "Merito Communitario" award for her lifelong dedication to the Latino community...
The anti-American DREAM Act would take college discounts from U.S. citizens and give them to Mexican...
James Poniewozik is Time's TV critic, and he offers a ludicrous slab of pro-illegal immigration propaganda in "Ugly, the American". It's about the 'Ugly Betty' TV show:
...Smart and sweet-hearted, she embodies the Puritan-Shaker-Quaker principle of valuing inner good over outer appearance. She's as Norman Rockwell as a chestnut-stuffed turkey. The actress who plays her is even named America...
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".
It's time to call Arnold Schwarzenegger yet again: 916-445-2841. This time it's about Gil Cedillo's attempt to take student aid from U.S. citizens and give it to citizens of Mexico who are here illegally.
A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center's Rakesh Kochhar purports to show that the massive immigration over the past 15 years has had little effect on jobs. Needless to say, this gives a glimmer of hope to racial advocates and massive immigration supporters everywhere.
Nathaniel Hoffman and Andrew Becker of the Contra Costa Times offer separate articles that support illegal immigration.
Hoffman offers "Immigration rights advocates contemplate their next steps". From the headline on down it's completely biased towards supporting illegal immigration and foreign citizens marching in our streets.
Vicente Fox of Mexico is starting a whirlwind tour of the U.S. today which will conclude on Friday. The apparent goal of the tour is to help immigration "reform". However, as with the illegal alien marches, he will end up helping the American side.
He'll be in Utah for three days, then he goes to California. While in Utah he'll meet with Gov. John Huntsman, a supporter of Bush's amnesty scheme...
Searching through blogs, I ran across a new-to-me site, which says:
This Sacramento Bee article really made me start to think about my position on illegal immigration. I'm a strong opponent of general amnesty and extending government services to illegal aliens...
The idea of Hillary Clinton running as the more pro-American candidate seems to have been dashed as she's come out in favor of immigration "reform", i.e., a massive amnesty scheme.
She sent a four-page letter to her constituents (which includes illegal aliens) that "steered away from specifics" according to the AP.
A group of illegal aliens and supporters of illegal immigration are planning a large march in Chicago on Friday, March 10: somosunpueblo.com/March%2030/English.htm
That page explains that they want to legalize "undocumented immigrants". They also want Illinois to be a "SANCTUARY" for "all immigrants". And, they're calling for a "National GENERAL STRIKE".
So, citizens of other countries who...
I understand that either late this month or early next, supporters of illegal immigration - including the Center for Community Change - will be conducting a "Diplomas Not Death" vigil outside your office in Batavia, IL.
... of activities centering on the DREAM Act and Student Adjustment Act. These federal acts would offer undocumented students a pathway to citizenship, in-state tuition for college, and opportunities to apply for federal financial aid. Students trained in lobbying techniques and spent a day lobbying elected representatives.
They participated in a mock graduation ceremony at the U. S. Capitol and...
... about Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act recently. It was posted from a small college in California's Central Valley. It was all uppercase, which I've converted to lowercase:
No one should beg for anything or even beg those racism people like those who make comments in this web site who all they care about is them self and not about others who need some help.
... promoting Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act. That Act would give discounted college educations to illegal aliens. Out-of-state U.S. citizens would continued being forced to pay the full price.
Of course, under no circumstances should a citizen of another country be given a better deal than a U.S.
... of Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act and similar state laws have been featured here several times in the past. These laws and proposals give illegal aliens discounted college educations but out-of-state U.S. citizens will continue to pay the full price.
... (R-UT)'s explicitly anti-American Dream Act going to be reintroduced in coming months? This article mentions that in passing.
That Act gives illegal aliens discounted college educations. Meanwhile, U.S.
One of America's finest legislators, John Conyers, has released the results of an FOIA request concerning exposed gay person and alleged fake journalist Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Guckert. It appears he visited the White House many times without signing in or signing out each time.
Michelle Malkin discusses recent nominees Gonzales and Johanns.
I was considering writing something similar based on the comments I left on this thread (redstate.org/story/2005/1/15/94511/6703):
From the Border Patrol union: White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, got the backing of a group that promotes driver's licenses for illegal aliens, no immigr
A possible PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece") has been spotted in the Lincoln (NE) JournalStar. Here's the first paragraph of "Dozens rally to support proposed immigration law":
Oscar Rios Pohirieth dreads the conversation he's had again and again with some of Lincoln's Hispanic high school students.
Yes, it starts like other PIIPPs.
As you'll recall, a PIIPP is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece." It must advocate for illegal immigration and the person to whom we're to feel Sally Struthers-level sympathy for must appear in the first sentence.
And, I believe I've spotted the PIIPP to end all PIIPPs in the New York Times.
Or, to put it a few other ways:
Which candidate is less of a "populist?"
Which candidate is less likely to relate to "average Americans" and share their concerns?
To state it cynically, which candidate is slightly less likely to sell the rest of us out to global elites?
And, which candidate makes you yearn more strongly for a viable third party?
Bush tries to present a cowboy image, and many...