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From the 9/20 New York Times editorial called "Pass the Dream Act" (link): ...The idea is modest and smart, but modest and smart usually don’t get very far these days. The anti-immigrant forces that buried the Senate’s comprehensive reforms under a wave of faxes and phone calls are at it again over the revival of this small part of that much bigger bill. They are convinced that giving a break to blameless young men and women - maybe about a million - who want to earn a college degree or serve in the military weakens the country instead of strengthening it. Their hostility to nurturing a new...
From this: Sen. Richard J.
Via this we get this press release from Xiomara Corpeno and Cheryl Aguilar of the Center for Community Change: As the United States Senate is expected to take up consideration of the DREAM Act as an amendment on the Senate floor, several immigrant youth will join national organizations and coalitions in Washington, DC tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 to urge their Members of Congress to support the DREAM Act under the chorus, "Our Dreams Can't Wait." They brought along two students; compare their descriptions in the release from the first paragraphs offered by "reporters" in "news"...
Douglas McGray (douglasmcgray.com, dmcgray *at* comcast.net) of the New America Foundation offers "A uniquely American DREAM" (link), a guest editorial supporting the anti-American DREAM Act. In addition to being a massive and nearly unlimited amnesty, that bill - currently attached to a defense bill - would allow illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens. Please contact your Senators and let them know you oppose it or just go here to send a free FAX. The editorial is highly similar to the "news" reports in this genre; if you aren't familiar with them read a few of those...
Stephen Wall of the San Bernardino Sun offers what's called around here a "PIIPP": a "Pro-Illegal Immigration Puff Piece". This one - like most of the others - is designed to promote the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let illegal aliens take college discounts from U.S. citizens. The bill is currently attached to a defense bill and everyone is urged to call their Senators and stress your opposition. As for Wall's propaganda, if you aren't familiar with these type of articles, look at the two examples presented side-by-side here. Then compare them with his and consider - despite...
So far, NumbersUSA has found 10 Senators who say they'll oppose the DREAM Act, a massive amnesty that will also make it possible for illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens: Alabama: Sessions Arizona: Kyl Georgia: Chambliss; Isakson Kansas: Roberts Kentucky: Bunning Louisiana: Vitter North Carolina: Burr Oklahoma: Inhofe Tennesee: Corker
From this: President Bush's comprehensive immigration reform, defeated in June, will make a second appearance this week when the Senate takes up various pro-amnesty amendments submitted to the Department of Defense funding bill, H.R.
From this: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a leading immigration policy critic, said Wednesday that amendments planned for upcoming legislation could put more than 4 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. ...Sessions warned colleagues in a letter that legislation (S 774) labeled the DREAM Act that would allow states to provide college benefits to illegal immigrants could be offered as an amendment to the fiscal 2008 Defense appropriations bill (HR 3222) later this month.
The transcript contains some real valuable nuggets. Here's John Edwards: Just a few months ago, I was in Canton, Mississippi, as part of a poverty tour, and I met with poultry workers who worked in a poultry plant in Canton, Mississippi. And one of them was a man named Daniel who had been badly hurt on the job. And because of his injuries, he wasn't able to work.
Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post offers "Attack Ads You'll Be Seeing", predicting that the GOP is going to run ads claiming that the Democrats want to take funds from U.S. citizens and give them to illegal aliens. Certainly, the Dems have tried something like this with the DREAM Act, and they certainly appear to be trying to do something similar with the SCHIP program.
On yesterday's CBS Evening News, Kelly Cobiella offered a slab of pro-illegal immigration propaganda entitled "Teens Lobby Hill For New Immigration Bill" (link) about the two illegal alien brothers pushing for the anti-American DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act is an explicitly anti-American bill that would allow illegal aliens to take discounted college educations from U.S. citizens. Corrupt newspapers and "reporters" have offered a long line of propaganda pieces - called around here PIIPP - in support of the legislation. That propaganda is invariably strongly biased towards the Act and rarely if ever mentions its downsides. Now, here's one in magazine form, from Tim Padgett of Time ("Can Two Kids Alter Immigration Law?", link): When teenage brothers Juan and Alex Gomez were awakened at dawn on July 25 and arrested by U.S. immigration...
No, you read the title correct: Lindsey Graham tried to tack on an amendment to a Homeland Security funding bill that would have provided $3 billion just to be spent on border security. Yes, that Lindsay Graham, the one who said there were no votes for enforcement-only. A list of the provisions is at .
Some senators just talk the talk on being supporters of massive illegal activity. Senator Barack Obama walks the walk and he's not afraid to point that out. Speaking at the convention of the extremist-funding National Council of La Raza yesterday, he said: "Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year.
Some comments from Rep. Jeff Flake ("Smiley"; R-AZ) on the Flake-Gutierrez STRIVE Act (House amnesty) are here. Asked whether it has a chance: Not a prayer. No, I just don't see the Democrats wanting to take it up. I mean with the Senate bill dead I just don't think there's going to be any serious comprehensive legislation to move. There may be some political statement legislation or some single elements go through...
David Gonzalez of the New York Times has a shocking report on plans by some Irish and other white illegal aliens to gain political power in NYC through the use of anchor babies: Lucky enough to be born in New York, Daisy and Sean are citizens, for whom voting and civic participation are a birthright and duty.
From this: "The only way we're going to get Ag jobs or DREAM Act" or pathways to legal status for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, [Sen. Lindsey Graham] said, "is to do it together. This idea of 'Just do the enforcement,' there are no votes for that."
Yesterday, Senator Barbara Boxer issued the following release regarding the failed Bush-Kennedy-Senate immigratiom amnesty bill : "I decided to vote yes on cloture today because I felt that if the policies in this bill were carried out properly, the result would be a strengthening of our border security, the rescue of our agriculture industry, and the acknowledgment that hardworking undocumented immigrants should have a path to legality if they follow the tough rules we have set out...
As previously discussed, CNN and Youtube are soliciting questions for their upcoming Democratic debate. My entry is a question for Hillary Clinton concerning her support for the anti-American DREAM Act. Unfortunately, a glance through the other entries reveals only one other person who asks similar questions, and he's got some questions for Hillary and Obama.
Youtube wants their users to submit videos with questions for the upcoming Democratic debate to be held on CNN on July 23rd and moderated by fluffball Anderson Cooper.
Julia Preston and Marjorie Connelly of the New York Times get out their megaphone and shout, "Majority Favor Changing Immigration Laws, Poll Says".
Imagine what would happen if an amnesty supporter were forced to endure an hour-long, nationally-televised interview just about immigration matters where they were asked a series of tough questions about amnesty and forced to defend what they support. As long as the questions were tough enough, and they were asked follow-up after follow-up, their lies and misleading statements would be revealed.
The following PIIPP has been spotted; see the other posts in this category for other examples of "pro-illegal immigration propaganda". Reporter: Vanessa Bauza Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel Date: April 23 2007 Title: "For young undocumented immigrants, 'Dream Act' offers avenue to success" link Contact: vbauza *at* sun-sentinel.com, 954-356-4514 Student last names: not used Common threads: One student apparently to go to Palm Beach Community Coll
Some U.S. citizens won't be able to go to college if Hillary Clinton gets her way. She supports an anti-American bill called the "DREAM Act" which gives college discounts to illegal aliens. One of its major side-effects is taking college discounts away from U.S.
Hillary Clinton has selected Raul Yzaguirre - former president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") - as the co-chair of her presidential campaign. He'll head up her "outreach" to Hispanics. In actual fact, he'll help her even more strongly support illegal immigration, as Yzaguirre's history shows. NCLR is a considered-mainstream group that has links to and funds extremists. Last year, Karl Rove spoke at their convention. Yzaguirre says: "Hillary Clinton has spent more than three decades advocating on behalf of those who are invisible in America... Not only is she the most...
Kansas has had its own version of the anti-American concept known as the DREAM Act since 2004. Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, tried to repeal it, but a motion from Rep. Mark Treaster, D-Pretty Prairie, forced the bill into their Judiciary Committee, which is apparently the equivalent of trashcanning it. The bill also included provisions apparently similar to California's Prop. 187 and Arizona's Prop. 200.
Maryland's House of Delegates passed a law allowing illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens. The national form of this anti-American concept is known as the DREAM Act. One of the leaders on the other side is House Majority Leader Kumar Barve, who is of course a Democrat. And: The debate became emotional on both sides. Del.
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.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune offers the unsigned editorial "Immigration is an asset, not a liability". Virtually everything in the article concerns illegal immigration, which they consistently refer to without the "illegal" qualifier, only using that word twice. Not to put too fine a point on it, the "Strib" is lying to their readers.
IBD discusses Nancy Pelosi supporting the DREAM Act in this editorial: The speaker of the House backs in-state tuition for illegal aliens from neighboring countries but not for American citizens from neighboring states. Arizonans, among others, think otherwise. And, by the way, it's illegal. ...Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec.
Nancy Pelosi spoke at a town hall meeting at Arizona State University in Tempe on Monday, and was joined Reps.
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 Republican attacks and inaction, Democrats are ready to lead.
Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times has a somewhat balanced overview of the issue of illegal alien children in "Children of illegal immigrants are caught in a web of conflicting public policies". It features a few quotes from CIS and FAIR representatives, but it also ends on this PIIPPish note that she or someone else there should take a closer look at: During a recent visit to the Gomezes' tidy Los Angeles apartment, all four family members spoke of the importance of hard work and education. Cesar and Thania's father, Felipe Gomez, who came here illegally in 1990, said his main...
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.
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 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 and fully aware that what they were doing is contrary to our laws. Then, they have children. Shouldn't they bear some responsibility in this matter? Should they have put their children in such a...
Jared Polis is a dotcom multimillionaire who serves as Vice-Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education. He's also donated large sums of cash to "liberal" causes and candidates. Last year, that Board produced Colorado's guide for illegal aliens, and Polis is also involved with ProgressNow. On November 20, Polis' hard work paid off, as he was given Mexico's "Ohtli" award by their local consul general, Juan Marcos Gutierrez. As shall become clear, receiving that award might be considered a strong indication that the recipient is a Fifth Columnist: ...The award is the highest Mexican...
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 looks like Katie Couric is spreading pro-illegal immigration propaganda. Last night, CBS Evening News' "freeSpeech" segment featured an illegal alien whose identity was concealed. This was the video version of one of the other PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") discussed in this category, and like many of the others it promoted the anti-American DREAM Act.
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.