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Chairman Mehlman has issued an urgent plea: Dear ______, Our immigration system is broken. And we need your help to fix it. In his address to the nation last night, President Bush showed the way to getting real results on this difficult issue. We need your help today to stand up in support of the President's bold plan.
That rag provides "Border Illusions": President Bush's speech from the Oval Office last night was not a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform. It was a victory for the fear-stricken fringe of the debate. Because, we know that anyone who supports the sovereignty of this nation is simply driven by fear. Rather than standing up for truth, Mr.
Lou Dobbs: President Bush continues to push his guest worker program and amnesty for anywhere between 11 million and 20 million illegal aliens, and he insists still that nothing less than what he calls comprehensive immigration reform is acceptable. And the lies keep coming from both political parties.
One good way to reduce illegal immigration - or at least try to stop an amnesty - would be if Americans would go to appearances by politicians and ask them tough questions. Then, make sure that the question and the answer are publicized. As an example, think what would have happened if someone had asked a difficult question during this April 7 New Hampshire appearance by Sen. John McCain (via this). He informs his nearly-silent listeners that "our borders are broken, they are not under our control... the first obligation of every government is to enforce our borders." Then, he promotes his "...
John Derbyshire provides this handy-dandy cut-out-and-clip glossary to terms used in the immigration "debate": "legalization" ----- amnesty "guest worker plan" ----- amnesty "temporary worker plan" ----- amnesty "path to citizenship" ----- amnesty "out of the shadows" ----- amnesty "comprehensive reform" ----- amnesty
Nowadays, Harry Reid supports illegal immigration, even when he ends up greatly harming American citizens and assisting Bush, connected contractors, and the government of Mexico in the process. (See also this, this, this and this about an Abramoff connection).
In October, Mark Krikorian of CIS testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary about "Comprehensive Immigration Reform II" (cis dot org/articles/2005/msktestimony101805o.html). As their recent actions show, they weren't paying attention:
Chris Hawley of the AZ Republic offers the somewhat surprising article "Wire firm a force in debate over immigration". It's surprising because in a rare move for the AZ Republic it comes close to reporting the actual truth. They come close to implying that Western Union and their parent company First Data are profiting off illegal immigration, are encouraging illegal immigration, and are corrupting our political system. ...In recent years, Denver-based First Data has openly campaigned for immigration reform, which could legalize millions of undocumented workers, and has created a $10...
Bill Frist might introduce an "enforcement-only" bill in the Senate, which might then overshadow Arlen Specter's - dare I say it - un-American massive amnesty scheme: Judiciary members on both sides, however, cautioned Mr. Frist not to bypass them. "The majority leader is wrong," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. "It's impossible to build a political consensus in that time. We need time. We need time to talk." In a letter to Mr. Frist yesterday, Mrs.
A lot of people in the chattering classes are afraid to discuss illegal immigration because of the racial component. However, even the most Victorian "liberal" should feel free to discuss illegal immigration by the Irish, right?
From this: The Western Governors Association on Tuesday called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform including a temporary guest worker program. The group that represents 18 western states passed the policy resolution unanimously while meeting at the National Governors Association annual conference... UPDATE: As you might expect, it's even worse than the blurb suggests. Utah's "Republican" governor Jon Huntsman is working with Arizona's Janet Napolitano on the "guest" worker scheme and immigration "reform" in general, and they have demands. For instance, they want to...
From this: [Colorado] Democrats are wading into traditionally Republican territory - the issue of illegal immigration. House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, said Democrats are drafting six bills that will be introduced next week.
And what better place to read the news than at this most appropriate site? Cardinal Roger Mahoney, who heads the Los Angeles archdiocese, attacked House Resolution 4437 as "a new attack on immigrants [and] a very malicious bill that imposes restrictions and penalties on immigrants [and also] those who offer them any kind of assistance." ...The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops is participating in the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which includes hundred of labor, civil rights, faith, c
Lead by Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council has approved a resolution opposing "anti-migrant vigilantes" and supporting "immigration reform", i.e., a massive amnesty: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Mayor, that by the adoption of this Resolution, the City of Los Angeles hereby includes in its 2005-2006 State and Federal Legislative Program support for any legislation which 1.
From this: A U.S. coalition of business, labor unions and religious groups launched a campaign on Thursday to defeat a bill backed by Republicans that would turn some 11 million illegal immigrants into felons. The coalition of 24 organizations, many of which rarely agree on politics or economics, denounced the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month and called on the Senate to enact legislation to include a guest worker program and a path for illegal aliens to gain legal status. ..."We are extremely disappointed with the proposal that passed the House last month," said...
They offer "Bad Border Bill" about HR 4437: ...it would do nothing to rationalize U.S. immigration policy.
Rich Lowry ():
From the Tamar Jacoby file comes Fred Barnes with El Grande Old Party?. Summary: Bush should capitulate to corruption and embrace a massive illegal alien amnesty.
Here are his remarks from Monday. If you removed all the lies, hot air, and just plain ol' BS from these three paragraphs you'd be left with little more than three "the"'s and two "it"'s: As we improve and expand our efforts to secure our borders, we must also recognize that enforcement work -- that enforcement cannot work unless it is part of a larger comprehensive immigration reform program.
Don't believe everything you read about DHS head Michael Chertoff's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. First, from Drudge, come these headlines in red: HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF: EXPEL ALL ILLEGALS... 'Our goal is to return every single illegal entrant, no exceptions'... Those headlines and the first two paragraphs of the AFP article Drudge references are wrong.
The following religious leaders will be in Nogales on Monday, August 29 to push for immigration "reform": - Dr. David Elcott, U.S. Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee; - Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches; - Elder Rick Ufford-Chase, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, USA; - Gideon Aronoff, Vice President of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; - Rev.
The article "Democrats gain edge on border security" directs our attention to this recent poll: One national tracking survey by the nonpartisan Public Agenda Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index ranks stemming the flow of illegal immigration as a top international relations concern for the American public. Asked by the survey to rank proposals to improve U.S.
The bill that would have created a California Border Patrol didn't make it out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Apparently the members of that committee simply ignored the arguments that the federal government would allow California to create such a force, instead relying on outdated laws and cases. From "Curbs on illegal immigration fail": Opponents said both measures raised constitutional questions, that they could actually increase state costs and that the two lawmaker
In a move he will probably long regret, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) challenged FAIR to a debate on immigration. FAIR immediately accepted. No date has been scheduled, but at least one debate will occur this summer. McCain also said that immigration is the most important issue facing America today. Somehow I don't expect this to go very well for the Kennedy-McCain camp. In fact, if it receives any attention it might scuttle that and similar legislation.
FAIR offers "7 Principles of True Comprehensive Immigration Reform": ...Recently the political winds have shifted.
Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if my title had been used, rather than "Angry Immigrants Protest at Capitol"? In that case, we'd actually know what's going on.
Tamar Jacoby has issued the following statement: We the undersigned applaud the introduction today of Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act... [etc. etc...] The signatories include: Lee Culpepper (last mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum) Jack Kemp Grover Norquist Rick Swartz: And then there's the National Immigration Forum, the umbrella organization for high-immigration political advocacy, which works closely with sympathetic Republicans. But NIF is not like the conventional lobbying coalitions that...
Kathleen Moccio (a trustee of the American Immigration Law Foundation, associated with the American Immigration Lawyers Association) and Prof. Katherine Fennelly of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs have a screed supporting immigration "reform" in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled "Facts, not fear, should guide U.S. immigration": We were appalled to learn that U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado was invited to make a keynote speech at a Republican fundraising breakfast in Minnesota's Third Congressional District this weekend. His brand of fear-mongering...
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain and Massachusetts Sen.
Morton Kondracke offers a column in support of the Bush/Fox Amnesty.
In an attempt to show that he might be worse, John Kerry recently made more pro-illegal immigration promises in Fresno. Well, he wasn't really in Fresno, he just phoned his pandering in: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry capped a recent farm workers convention by promising to propose "comprehensive immigration reform" within his first 100 days in office if he defeats President George W.
From "Kerry promises Hispanics immigration plan": John Kerry promised Hispanics on Saturday that he would send Congress an immigration overhaul plan to make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens. "Today, our immigration system is broken," [courtesy Ted Kennedy and others --LW] [he told] the League of United Latin American Citizens.
This news release from Kerry's campaign explains how: The Kerry Campaign today released the following fact sheet on immigration reform: Today at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, John Kerry will continue to talk about his plans to open the doors of opportunity and expand access to the American Dream, including reforming America's immigration laws... He will offer a reform bill in his first 100 days that allows immigrants to earn legalization, encourages family reunifica
From the San Diego Union Tribune (link): The four candidates seeking the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. Senate [generally agree with Bush except] on one issue - President Bush's plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to have temporary legal status - the candidates have been willing to openly criticize the president. ...As a group, they've taken a tougher stance on immigrants than the president, reflecting a split in the Republican Party between hard-liners and those wishing to accommodate illegal immigrants and their employers. ...[Proposition 187] - passed but later...