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TheTeaParty.net supports immigration reform, secretly met with Jeb Bush (Herman Cain, Home Depot, Teaparty Express, TPNN) - 05/17/13

Over three years ago I asked if the Teaparty movement will stumble us into amnesty, and before then I pointed out that supporters of amnesty include those in the Teaparty sphere.

Claim: Mitt Romney said he won't flip flop on immigration at millionaires' meeting (Murdoch, Blankfein, Home Depot, Univision, Giuliani) - 07/02/12

This is all just hearsay, but it would be interesting if it turns out to be true [1]: Mitt Romney last week told a private group of potential supporters and business and media elites, including Rupert Murdoch, that he was treading carefully around the issue of immigration to avoid looking like a "flip-flopper."

Chris Christie backers: David Koch, Kenneth Langone (Home Depot), Charles Schwab, hedge fund managers,... - 09/27/11

The "Draft Christie committee" is a group of very wealthy backers who want Chris Christie to run for president.

Koch family, U.S. Chamber, businesses met to plan strategy (+Glenn Beck, tea parties, "mobilize citizens for November") - 10/20/10

Twice each year, the Koch family conducts strategy meetings with corporate and thought leaders to plan how to advance their "free market" ideology. ThinkProgress has the guest list and program for their June 2010 meeting (in Aspen), and, while immigration isn't mentioned, many of the known attendees are on the wrong side. I don't normally recommend anything at ThinkProgress, but in this case I'll suggest taking a look at their post and downloading the PDF. The New York Times has a related report here; from that: The participants in Aspen dined under the stars at the top of the gondola run on...

Andrew Rosenthal/New York Times wants stimulus money to go to illegal aliens - 02/15/09

The New York Times offers the editorial "Helping Workers in Hard Times" (link) in which they explicitly support stimulus plan jobs going to illegal aliens.

SPP North American Leaders Summit April 21, 22 in New Orleans - 04/20/08

The fourth annual "North American Leaders Summit" - part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership started by George Bush - will be held Monday and Tuesday in New Orleans and will be attended by Bush, Felipe Calderon of Mexico, and Stephen Harper of Canada. Expect the news reports about the event to be credulous. Speaking of which, Norma Greenaway of the Canwest News Service/Ottawa Citizen offers this: The annual leaders' gathering, popularly referred to as the Amigos Summit, is being held against the backdrop of a gripping race for the U.S. presidency where the North American Free Trade...

Stop Racism CA: Unite (with Home Depot) Against Racism! - 07/02/07

Who could be opposed to a fine, upstanding site like StopRacismCA.com? Thank you for visiting StopRacismCA.com. We are a state-wide organization that is looking to stop all forms of hate and racism. We are confronted daily with politicians, policies and individuals who are trying to take our state backwards not forward. It is our mission to promote peaceful solutions to stopping racist actions by our government and elected leaders.

Los Angeles City Council approves illegal alien day laborer hiring hall - 01/20/06

The municipal entity known as the City of Los Angeles is directly enabling illegal immigration by leasing a section of the parking lot of a new Van Nuys Home Depot from that store. They're paying $1 per year, and a non profit called the Youth Policy Institute will run it.

Los Angeles City-mandated illegal alien day laborer centers? - 09/14/05

There's a proposed L.A. City ordinance that would require big box home improvement stores to have an attached center for day laborers.

"Day Laborers, Cities Seek a Way That Will Work" - 08/29/05

The L.A. Times reports in "Day Laborers, Cities Seek a Way That Will Work": ...Cities throughout California and around the nation are struggling to cope with the sheer numbers of day laborers, or jornaleros. Critics say the sites not only encourage people to come to the U.S. illegally, but also create traffic jams and are eyesores.

Atwater Village to Home Depot: stop the invasion! - 07/25/05

Ah, the fine "liberals" of Atwater Village are fed up and they aren't going to take Home Depot pushing them around anymore. As previously discussed, HD wants to build a store at the old KMart building at San Fernando and Fletcher. Since they already have another HD two miles down S.F.

Are most day laborers illegal immigrants? - 07/23/05

Patrick Osio, editor of HispanicVista .com, offers a smearfest editorial entitled "Why assume day laborers illegal?" (It's available at his site under the title "Brown day workers, White street corner beggars and Racists". However, for some reason, the title tag is "The US, Canada and Mexico must form a North American Security Force".

Liberals oppose Home Depot, increased numbers of day laborers - 07/05/05

Shockingly, I've recently received an email from the worthies at the Friends of Atwater Village. They're complaining about Home Depot's plans to build yet another store along San Fernando Road. This one would take the place of the old KMart building at Fletcher. Home Depot already has another store at the S.F. Road/Figueroa junction in Cypress Park, and they also have one further north in Glendale near S.F.

Home Depot doesn't support illegal immigration - 06/19/05

The group Save Our State recently held a protest about illegal alien day laborers in front of a Home Depot in Alhambra, CA. It was counter-protested, but apparently peacefully. The AP reports: Home Depot said in a statement it does not support illegal immigration but can't stop workers from standing near its stores. I'll avoid making a joke at this point in time, instead I'll point out this rather interesting fact: Home Depot is paying a lobbyist $10,000 a month to lobby the L.A.

Home Depot, Antonio Villaraigosa, Fernando Guerra, and Microsoft - 06/01/05

What a strange, strange titular combination. Fernando Guerra is a Loyola Marymount associate professor and the director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at that school. He's also a pundit on Los Angeles politics, and he was apparently all over the TV, radio, and newspapers with his various pro-Villaraigosa views. However, he's also a lobbyist, pulling down $10,000 a month from Home Depot to lobby the Los Angeles City Council about their day laborer sites.

"...and our day laborer sites won't encourage illegal immigration" - 06/01/05

L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes has proposed a law that would require each new big box hardware store in Los Angeles to have its own day laborer's solicitation site.

Arizona tries to stop public funding of illegal alien day laborer centers - 03/04/05

This is from Elvia Diaz in the Arizona Republic, so be prepared.

Tom Ridge and... home improvement? - 02/24/05

From "Ridge to join Home Depot board" (link): ..."We are honored to have [Ridge] join our board, where we expect that his unique global experience and perspective will make a profound contribution to our company and our shareholders," said Home Depot Chief Executive Bob Nardelli...

"The Everymigrant's Guide to Crossing the Border Illegally" - 02/08/05

NYT Star Reporter Charlie LeDuff offers us an article named "The Everymigrant's Guide to Crossing the Border Illegally". About 80% of the article consists of real-world tips for border crossers, culled from illegal aliens Charlie interviewed in front of the Home Depot on Sunset in East Hollywood.

L.A. Times uses a two-level proxy to attack those opposed to illegal immigration - 05/12/04

Here's a community commentary ("Day-laborer issue is about one thing, and it's not 'concern'") from Burbank resident Alfred Aboulsaad. It concerns Home Depot's plans to build a store in Burbank. They'd construct a day laborer center on-site, and pay the city of Burbank $94,000 a year to run it. Note that this appeared in the Burbank Leader, which appears to be owned by the Times. Thus, it's a two-level proxy. My first idea was to find out whether Mr.