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Greg Orman misleads on immigration using cookie cutter talking points - 09/28/14

... outside of the system. (NOTE: see living in the shadows) We’re talking about increased instances of certain diseases, and it doesn’t surprise me that with 11 million people who might be afraid to go and get vaccinations. And so there are lots of unintended consequences for not solving the problem. And the other thing that I’d point out, is that if we look at this problem over a long period of...

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, USCCB mislead about immigration in letter to John Boehner - 11/08/13

... the jobs Americans wont do and living in the shadows canards. See also immigration economics for many examples of flawed immigration studies that all suffer from a fundamental failing of not including all the costs of illegal immigration. One of those costs is that an influx of low-skilled labor drives down wages for Americans (why else would WalMart and McDonalds support it?), resulting in...

Darrell Issa to introduce mass immigration legalization plan for illegal aliens ("halfway" means full amnesty) - 10/23/13

GOP Rep. Darrell Issa plans to introduce ( peekURL.com/zWHTfwc ) a plan that would legalize most illegal aliens in the U.S. for a period of six years. They'd be granted a temporary visa and the supposed goal of the six year period would be to sort them into various categories such as those who want to become citizens, those who want to join guest workers programs, and so on. Not only would any...

Ted Cruz wants to legalize most illegal aliens, double legal immigration, increase H1B cap to 325,000 - 09/29/13

... points: system is broken secure the border living in the shadows See each of those links for more information and examples of people like George W Bush and Barack Obama using those same talking points. But, wait, there's more. Cruz wants to eliminate caps that supposedly discriminate against Mexican immigration. On the topic of skilled immigration, he sounds just like Michael Bloomberg except...

Charlie Rose's very weak immigration interview with Jose Antonio Vargas - 09/29/13

... unopposed speech, Vargas uses the living in the shadows talking point (on CBS television about a Time Magazine cover), claiming it's "counter-productive" to have people like him to "stay in the shadows". There are various problems with that, but - of course - Rose doesn't press Vargas on them. Rose doesn't point out that the U.S. can only process so many people per year and that by granting...

Paul Ryan promotes amnesty for "undocumented Americans" (immigration reform) - 07/27/13

... immigration line, guest workers, living in the shadows and the Marco Rubio and Rand Paul pages. So, how well is Ryan's sell out of the U.S. working? So well that Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera (see the link) had this to say: "It is encouraging that he is really taking leadership on this issue to try to move a bill this year. I feel it's important for someone in his position to...

Catholic College Presidents promote bad, immoral immigration policy (ACCU letter to Congress) - 07/19/13

... shadows put themselves there. See living in the shadows for more on that deceptive talking point. 4. There isn't a huge difference between our laws as written now and many aspects of the amnesty bill. The amnesty bill would legalize millions of illegal aliens, but current law can do a limited version of that. Our current laws have guest workers programs; the amnesty bill would increase those but...

Questions for Kelly Ayotte about comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty, New Hampshire) - 06/09/13

... to the back of the line...") * living in the shadows ("...we need to bring undocumented people out of the shadows to separate those seeking economic opportunity from those seeking to harm us (who must be deported).") * immigration tradition fallacy ("As a nation of immigrants, we must remember that we're all descended from people who came here from somewhere else in search of a better life. In...

Crazy Rand Paul fully supports amnesty, misleading, Hispandering, and reading poetry to do it - 03/19/13

... productive contributors. See living in the shadows for others who've used that misleading talking point. The idea that legalization would result in assimilation is absurd: legalization would give more power to groups like the National Council of La Raza that resist assimilation. Mass legalization would give the "Hispanic bloc" a tremendous amount of ethnocentric power. Mass legalization wouldn't...

How is Gene Sperling misleading on economics and immigration reform? - 03/13/13

... and there are 11 million people living in the shadows. Neither is good for the economy or the country. We must come together on a plan that requires responsibility from everyone —both from the workers who came here illegally and those who hire them—and guarantees that everyone is playing by the same rules. Together we can build a fair, effective and common-sense immigration system that...

Democratic Party 2012 platform on immigration: why it's wrong - 09/04/12

... immigrants, system is broken, and living in the shadows. 7. Regarding "requires them to get right with the law", see another misleading talking point: amnesty require. 8. The claim that "[u]nlawful crossings are at a 40-year low" is misleading: border crossings are down not due to Obama's immigration policies, but due to the economic downturn. Note also the the Obama administration has cooked...

Center for American Progress unwittingly admits attrition works (Leah Muse-Orlinoff, immigration, self deport) - 02/22/12

... destruction, Muse-Orlinoff is using the living in the shadows, system is broken, and anti immigrant canards. ---------------- [1] "a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, San Diego" [2] americanprogress . org/issues/2012/02/mexico_immigration.html

Hilda Solis' Labor Day: supports illegal foreign labor, misleads, and plays dumb - 09/06/11

... you think illegal aliens are living in the shadows and "hiding from authorities". Dick Durbin and Janet Napolitano even welcomed illegal aliens to appear before Congress. The "generations" sentence is yet another instance of the immigration tradition fallacy: the situation in the U.S. and the immigrants themselves are different now than past generations. The "willing wage earners" has more than...

Charles Kenny: worst, most anti-American immigration editorial ever? (development economist, Businessweek, World Bank, apartheid) - 07/13/11

... college. 3. Like others, he uses the living in the shadows canard: "the millions of illegal immigrants already here must continue to live and work in the shadows". 4. He states: "And yet if forced to do without illegal labor, vast sectors of the U.S. economy, from agriculture to construction, would founder - not to mention the putting greens infested by crab grass and the children who would run...

Newt Gingrich offers false choice, supports incremental amnesty, doesn't challenge CNN for misleading on immigration (GOP 6/13/11 debate) - 06/13/11

... attrition. King also used the living in the shadows talking point. 2. In the second paragraph and last paragraph, Gingrich objects to King's false choice - while engaging in the same basic false choice. Gingrich supports some form of amnesty or major guest workers program, done incrementally. See his earlier comments here and here. John King, CNN, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and many GOP...

Obama misleads about immigration yet again (May 10, 2011 El Paso version) - 05/10/11

... bogus talking point Obama used is living in the shadows. Is there one he didn't use? In addition to canards, Obama also promoted the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would allow the illegal aliens covered by it to take college educations away from needy U.S. citizens. ADDED2: Obama also used the welcome the stranger canard. I ask again: is there a talking point he did *not* use? 6/.9/11 UPDATE...

Obama misleads on immigration at Facebook; Zuckerberg and incompetent/corrupt GOP, Teaparty leaders help - 04/21/11

... workers who are now here who are living in the shadows. They’re contributing to our economy in all sorts of ways. They’re working in the agricultural sector. They are in restaurants, and they’re in communities all across the country looking after children and helping to building America. But they’re scared, and they feel as if they’re locked out of their surroundings. And what I’ve said is...

The Nation amnesty editorial lies, smears, promotes anti-American policy (Lou Dobbs) - 10/08/10

... to pay. 1. They're using the living in the shadows canard, as has almost every other corrupt supporter of massive immigration from Barack Obama to George W Bush (and including the aforementioned Tamar Jacoby). 2. Their obsession with Dobbs continues; he appears to have really gotten to them despite the fact that he's now mostly on their same side. And, their last swipe at him is just a sleazy ad...

Rupert Murdoch testifies for amnesty, massive immigration (using two CAP studies) - 09/30/10

... fourth paragraph, he uses the living in the shadows canard and also doesn't reveal the huge flaws in comprehensive immigration reform. Those include the background checks either taking somewhere between five to ten years or those checks being cursory at best. And, once again, the great majority of newly-legalized illegal aliens would owe little taxes and some might even get a tax refund of some...

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

... such as secure the border and living in the shadows. She also gave a shout-out to John Podesta of CAP and specifically mentioned the National Association of Evangelicals as one of the groups supporting "reform"; most of that group's member organizations are actually neutral or opposed to "reform". It's extremely unfortunate that I was unable to get anyone else that I know of to help with my plan...

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...

Obama immigration budget: does a McCain: border security, then amnesty; fulfills promise to Mexican government; worried about *southbound* flows - 05/06/09

Remember how when John McCain used the cheap, misleading tactic of talking about how he wanted to "secure the border first" and then use that to push for amnesty, and Obama supporters lied and said he didn't support comprehensive immigration reform anymore? Well, now Barack Obama wants to secure the border first and then use that to push for amnesty. Somehow it's different this time. From "Obama...

Obama asked stock question about immigration, gives stock, uneconomic reply (smears e-Verify; Orange County) - 03/18/09

... to get out of the shadows (see living in the shadows), because if they stay in the shadows, in the underground economy, then they are oftentimes pitted against American workers. Since they can't join a union, they can't complain about minimum wages, et cetera, they end up being abused, and that depresses the wages of everybody, all Americans. I'm no economist, but I'm not so sure about that....

1-800-CORRUPT-GOVERNMENT: Mexico launches help line for illegal aliens in Arizona - 12/16/08

David Schwartz of Reuters offers "Mexico opens help line for migrants to Arizona" (link), informing us that the Mexican government has created a new "help line" in Arizona for use by illegal aliens. For those new to this issue, a foreign government is enabling illegal activity inside the U.S., and they're doing it because all of their citizens that they've sent us send home money (remittances)....

Obama immigration interview: he'd make situation far worse (Kevin Johnson/UC Davis) - 09/25/07

Professors Kevin Johnson (lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration), Jennifer Chacon, and Bill Hing of UC Davis have scored a true coup for the blogosphere: an interview about immigration with Barack Obama! Of course, it probably helped that all three of them "have served as members of an Immigration Policy Group for the Obama campaign". Another help was that the questions are complete puffballs and...

Boston Herald wants to "resolve immigration reform" - 11/17/06

The Boston Herald offers a canard-laden editorial called "Time to resolve immigration reform" (link). Like others, they cautiously think this is a good opportunity for the Democrats and Bush to find common ground: But many Democratic leaders do share with the Bush administration a vision for a temporary guest worker program for the people who keep the wheels of our shadow economy moving - while...

Bush promotes "temporary" worker scheme, tries to pull wool even further over citizens' eyes - 11/28/05

For the past four years, president Bush has managed to fool millions of Americans into thinking that he's the "homeland security" president. Figuring "once a sucker, always a sucker", he's now reiterated his push for a "temporary" worker scheme and pledging to get tough on border security. Speaking today, he said in part: "Together with Congress we are going to create a temporary worker program...

I stumped Tamar Jacoby - 10/11/05

Earlier tonight, I attended the appearance at the Los Angeles Public Library of immigration "reform" maven Tamar Jacoby. I managed to ask a stumper of a question; more on that after an overview of her remarks. What she said was basically a live performance of one of her columns. My summary is very long, so feel free to skip ahead. She started out discussing a focus group that she watched through...

"[Bush] Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliens" - 08/10/04

The Washington Times has all the disturbing, previously undisclosed details on the Bush/Fox Amnesty: Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries under President Bush's guest-worker program. According to previously...