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Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, and Rep. Xavier Becerra to let them know. Then, DHS Counselor John Sandweg spoke with Alicia Caldwell of the Associated Press to share the news with a sympathetic ear (her writeup is here). Then, there were "staff level calls to dream letter signatories"; that refers to the April letter (link) that various Congressmen sent to Napolitano urging her to leave DREAM Act...

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus forms (AJC, Polis, Wasserman Schultz, Becerra, Baca...) - 06/22/11

... [2]. These are the co-chairs: Xavier Becerra (D-CA) Eliot Engel (D-NY) Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R-FL) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) The other members include: Jared Polis (D-CO) Joe Baca (D-CA) Albio Sires (D-NJ). Shelley Berkley (D-NV) Henry Cuellar (D-TX) Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) Michael Grimm (R-NY) Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) David Rivera (R-FL) Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA) Brad Sherman (D-CA...

Xavier Becerra laughs about saying Pledge of Allegiance at RI4A/CHIRLA/SEIU meeting - 02/23/10

The attached video shows Rep. Xavier Becerra and others laughing after it was suggested at a meeting that they say the Pledge of Allegiance. And, this was at a meeting in support of comprehensive immigration reform [1]. The congressman has released a statement; I'll let you determine whether his explanation washes: "On the morning of February 20th, I was invited to address some 500 people...

Illegal aliens can get healthcare benefits under House bill: Congressional Research Service (HR 3200) - 08/26/09

The Congressional Research Service - part of the Library of Congress - now confirms that illegal aliens will be able to access healthcare benefits under the House healthcare reform bill (HR 3200). This contradicts claims made by Barack Obama, several members of Congress, Chuck Todd, FactCheck, and several other sources and shows yet again the basic untrustworthiness of those sources. Excerpts...

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. 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....

John McCain not invited to Obama immigration "reform" confab on June 17; Obama not serious about "reform"? - 06/04/09

... of this year, as well as Reps. Xavier Becerra, the vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and John Conyers, the House Judiciary Committee chairman. Not invited: Sen. John McCain, who introduced an immigration bill with Sen. Edward Kennedy and played a central role in the debate in recent years... [One senior GOP aide, whose boss had been involved in recent immigration debates] suggested the...

Luis Gutierrez' "National Family Unity Tour" to pull heartstrings in support of illegal immigration; ask him a question - 02/25/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez is conducting a nationwide tour where he and his friends will be visiting churches and conducting townhall meetings from coast to coast to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The schedule is below, and what I need you to do is organize a local effort to go to one of these events and make him look bad on video by asking him a tough question designed to show that he's...

"Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act" (Lincoln Diaz-Balart, NCLR, SCHIP) - 01/19/09

Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart has introduced "Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act of 2009" ("LICHIA", HR319, H.R.319, link) which would add coverage for immigrant children and pregnant women to the SCHIP bill. Legal immigrants aren't able to obtain those benefits for five years. Note also that apparently the current SCHIP reauthorization bill includes a similar provision, at least in the...

Hispanic Caucus wants Latino at Commerce to influence the Census - 01/06/09

... candidate, who a source says was Xavier Becerra; however, he's since indicated he's not interested. In any case, not only are they explicit about their support for a racial quota system, but they also reveal why: in order to influence the Census. Note that in 2007, the Census Bureau called for a halt to immigration raids during the 2010 census (link). Earlier this year, John Trasvina of...

Hilda Solis named Obama's Labor Secretary - 12/18/08

... administration. However, with the news that Xavier Becerra was dropping out, Solis might have been chosen. UPDATE: FAIR says this: President-elect Obama's selection of a labor secretary who has steadfastly opposed protecting American workers from the impact of millions of illegal aliens in our labor force is yet another blow to hard-working families who desperately need those jobs. Both in...

Xavier Becerra: new U.S. Trade Representative? (meets Obama in Chicago) update: declines the offer - 12/04/08

... Mitchell says that Representative Xavier Becerra - Democrat representing Los Angeles - is in Chicago to meet with Barack Obama over the possibility of become U.S. Trade Representative: Becerra voted for NAFTA in 1993, a vote he later said he regretted because of the lack of labor protections. He also supported China's World Trade Organization membership in 2000, and last year he pushed for...

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... Senator Bob Menendez and Rep. Xavier Becerra have been invited. Those who've confirmed their presence include "Mauricio Farah, Quinto Visitador General, La Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos de Mexico", Frank Sherry from America's Voice, Tamar Jacoby of Immigration Works USA, and Lori Wallach from Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. * "High Powered Latinas and the Challenges They Face"...

Hispanic Caucus has excellent advice for Obama: Hillary as Veep, immigration reform in 1st hundred days - 06/11/08

... Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) Note also this "interesting" comment: "But Latinos are brand-loyal, and after the Clinton brand, the McCain brand is the second-strongest among Latinos because of his military service and his immigration record," [Cecilia Munoz, the senior vice president of research, advocacy and legislation with the National Council of La Raza]...

H.R.1645 Summary, Co-Sponsors, Full Text (Flake, Gutierrez, HR1645, STRIVE Act) - 03/24/07

The official summary of the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy ("STRIVE Act", aka HR1645, aka H.R. 1645, aka HR 1645, aka the "Flake-Gutierrez Massive Illegal Alien Amnesty of 2007") is here. The full text and other details are available here.

Spanish-language Democrat response to SOTU (Xavier Becerra) - 01/26/07

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...

"Taxpayers called 'doormat' for illegal border crossings" - 08/15/06

From this: San Diego area government officials complained yesterday that the federal government's failure to curb illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border was sapping local public services while a key House chairman said prospects for action this year on the immigration front did not look good. "San Diego may be the gateway to Mexico, but our taxpayers are the doormat," County Board of...

Illegal immigration advocates... want CAFTA changed - 06/09/05

... out a big "heh indeed" to Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and Linda Sanchez (D-Lakewood) as well as to Sergio Barahona of the Central American Resource Center. They say that CAFTA will lead to increased illegal immigration.