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Luis Gutierrez turns on his former amnesty buddy Jeff Flake (immigration, Richard Carmona) - 10/26/12

... Back in 2007, they sponsored the STRIVE Act immigration amnesty together. Nowadays, Gutierrez has this to say ( peekURL.com/zDJbt32 ): "Congressman Flake was once a close ally on the immigration reform issue to secure the border, create legal immigration channels, and get the millions of immigrants who live here into the system and on-the-books, but he abandoned his role in immigration reform...

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

... support [the Flake-Gutierrez STRIVE Act] very strongly, and we support the fact that this has to get done this year." No word is given on Bush's support for STRIVE, but it appears they were all on the same page when it comes to amnesty in general. Grijalva didn't show for Bush's recent border trip, but apparently that's long forgot. The article also points out that Grijalva would prefer an even...

STRIVE Act: not everyone happy with "touchback" (even for just one day) - 03/24/07

The Gutierrez-Flake amnesty scheme contains a "touchback" provision. Current illegal aliens who pass a screening and meet other requirements would be given a legal worker permit immediately. Then: Illegal immigrants would within the next six years have to leave the United States for either Mexico or Canada, go to a processing center and re-enter the U.S. legally. Lawmakers were vague about...

Trouble in paradise: AFL-CIO, ACLU, NIF, AFSC not fully happy with Flake-Gutierrez; Teamsters, Democrat Lampson - 03/24/07

... "guest" worker programs; the STRIVE Act contains one such program. And: "We have questions about the operational viability and the political viability of [the touchback provision]," said Frank Sharry, leader of the National Immigration Forum. And [3]: [The STRIVE Act] fails to protect the fundamental human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in this country, according to the...