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Obama’s Top-And-Bottom Coalition Shows Signs Of Strain

 

 

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” America’s two major political parties are inevitably coalitions, forced by the winner-take-all Electoral College and the need of candidates in single-member congressional districts to amass 50 percent of the vote, or nearly that, to win election.

  In a nation of America’s cultural variety, that means holding together groups that have different priorities and conflicting positions on issues.

  So coalitions don’t last forever, and change composition over time. John Kennedy’s Democratic coalition united white Southerners and northern Catholics. Half a century later, Republican Mitt Romney carried white Southerners and white Catholics by wide margins.

  Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is a top-and-bottom coalition, with affluent gentry liberals and blacks, single women, recent Hispanic immigrants and young voters — all groups of little political heft in Kennedy’s day.

  Now in the sixth year of the Obama presidency, with his job approval stuck below 50 percent, there are signs of strain. And choices made earlier, when Democrats held congressional supermajorities, are starting to prove troublesome.

  One choice was to not bring forward immigration legislation that would provide a path to legalization for immigrants in the country unlawfully. This was a top priority for the Hispanic Caucus, but Obama and Democratic congressional leaders chose not to advance an issue that would cost them the support of some Democrats and require Republican votes.”

 

 

It’s always worth your while to read what Michael Barone has to say . This article is no exception .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Writing On The Walls Of A Chinese Stash House

 

 

Chinese Stash House

 

” The stories of countless immigrants are being chronicled in unlikely places. People are scribbling warnings and tips on the walls of stash houses.

  A stash house north of Mission yielded proof of the trend. Federal agents raided the structure nearly a year ago. The property was left open the day of the bust. A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew entered and witness the conditions immigrants endure as they try to make their way north of the Rio Grande Valley.

  People’s belongings were scattered, mixed with the trash. A pungent smell permeated the place. But it was the walls that caught the news crew’s attention – messages carved on wood panels … in Chinese.

  Curiosity led the news team to Jason Song.

” Wow! This is incredible,” Song said.

” I don’t think, when he left China, he was thinking it was going to turn out to be (like) this,” Song said of the person who carved the message. “

 

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Zuckerberg Group Distributes Memo On ‘The Shocking Extremism Behind Anti-Immigrant Groups’

” Yesterday, it was reported that Sen. Jeff Sessions distributed a 30-page memo at the Republican retreat in Maryland, urging his colleagues not to “surrender” by backing immigration reform.

  Now comes word that the Mark Zuckerberg co-founded group FWD.us is distributing their own pro-immigration reform memo to Members of Congress.

  What makes it interesting, to me, at least, is that the memo (which is titled, “Summary Background Memo on Broad Support for Immigration Reform”) also includes a section (starting on page 18) on ‘The Shocking Extremism Behind Anti-Immigrant Groups.’    

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GOP Crafts Plan To Wreck The Country, Lose Voters

 

 

 

” As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it’s too important to wait.

  Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?

  Citing surveys from the Pew Research Center, the Pew Hispanic Center, Gallup, NBC News, Harris polling, the Annenberg Policy Center, Latino Decisions, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Hudson Institute, Schlafly’s report overwhelmingly demonstrates that merely continuing our current immigration policies spells doom for the Republican Party.

  Immigrants — all immigrants — have always been the bulwark of the Democratic Party. For one thing, recent arrivals tend to be poor and in need of government assistance. Also, they’re coming from societies that are far more left-wing than our own. History shows that, rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. (Look at what New Yorkers did to Vermont.) “

 

 

The facts speak for themselves and Coulter is not shy in presenting them …

 

 

” This is not a secret. For at least a century, there’s never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren’t Democrats.

  At the current accelerated rate of immigration — 1.1 million new immigrants every year — Republicans will be a fringe party in about a decade.

   Thanks to endless polling, we have a pretty good idea of what most immigrants believe.

  According to a Harris poll, 81 percent of native-born citizens think the schools should teach students to be proud of being American. Only 50 percent of naturalized U.S. citizens do.

  While 67 percent of native-born Americans believe our Constitution is a higher legal authority than international law, only 37 percent of naturalized citizens agree.

  No wonder they vote 2-1 for the Democrats.”

 

 

Read the whole thing at Rightwing News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The US Chamber Of Commerce Versus America

 

 

 

 

” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests. These fat cats do not represent the best interests of American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe in low taxes and limited government. The chamber’s business is the big business of the Beltway, not the business of mainstream America.

  Last year, the chamber poured more than $52 million into K Street lobbying efforts on behalf of illegal alien amnesty, Fed Ed Common Core programs and increased federal spending. This year, chamber bigwigs are paving the perilous pathway to GOP capitulation. The left hardly needs to lift a finger against tea party candidates and activists who are bravely challenging the big government status quo. The chamber has already volunteered to spend $50 million subsidizing the Republican incumbency protection racket and attacking anti-establishment conservatives.

  The chamber is one of the staunchest promoters of mass illegal immigration, and joined with the AFL-CIO and American Civil Liberties Union to oppose immigration enforcement measures.

  The chamber opposed E-verify and sued Arizona over its employer sanctions law.”

 

 

Read Michelle Malkin’s entire piece at Rightwing News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeland Security Helps Smuggle Illegal Immigrant Children Into The U.S

 

 

 

” A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels, saying that instead of enforcing immigration laws, agents knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant, in Virginia.

  In a 10-page order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the case was the fourth such case he’s seen over the last month, and in each instance Customs and Border Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents.

  The judge said in each case, the taxpayers footed the bill for flights — including flights to multiple locations in different parts of the U.S. that it took to find one of the children’s parents.

“ The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws. More troubling, the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children,” the judge said, adding that some of the children have been made to swim the Rio Grande River or traverse remote areas as part of the smuggling.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Speaker’s Crocodile Tears

 

 

 

 

” Speaker Boehner then did something curious. He held two press conferences wherein he lashed out at conservative groups. He denounced them for making up their minds before the plan was publicly unveiled. Never mind that everyone knew what would be in the plan. Never mind that he only gave the public 36 hours to explore the text of the plan — a violation of a campaign promise to give at least 72 hours of examination. Speaker Boehner’s statement sounded like former Speaker Pelosi claiming we had to pass the Ryan plan to find out what was in the Ryan plan.

  Superficially, it is a very odd fight. But Speaker Boehner’s crocodile tears in his attacks and cries against the conservative movement are really about the next fight. Speaker Boehner intends to pursue immigration reform, with an amnesty component. Before he gets there, he needs to shape battle lines.

  There are a number of fence sitters on the right. Speaker Boehner needs them on his team. By castigating the conservative movement now and making them the unpopular crowd, the Speaker and Republican leaders intend to draw the fence sitters to them. Once they have done so, they can move on to a primary season where they can fight against the unpopular crowd intent on driving some incumbents from office.

  Then the real fight will begin — immigration reform. The Speaker assumes he can marginalize conservatives through primary season, make conservatives unpopular, then push through an amnesty-based immigration reform plan, daring his tenuous coalition to move over to the unpopular kids’ table. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Visits Immigration Activists

 

 

 

 

” President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met informally with immigration activists on the National Mall on Friday.

  They visited individuals taking part in Fast for Families to “offer their support for those who are fasting on behalf of immigration reform,” a White House official told the pool report. The Obamas spoke with the activists for about half an hour.

  The immigration activists have been fasting since Nov. 12, abstaining from all food except water and “are calling for the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to take up action on comprehensive immigration reform,” the official said.”

 

 

    We guess the “website thing” is all straightened out since Obama has time to meet with illegals where he was too busy to attend 150th anniversary festivities for Gettysburg , and what of the troops ? When has he visited them ? How about the wounded at Walter Reed Hospital ? They are unlikely to vote for his policies so they must make up that part of America that he doesn’t represent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds Of Illegals Storm California Border Patrol

 

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   The Border patrol had their hands full the other day at the canal in the Tijuana border area as hundreds of illegals tried to force entry into the US . The resulting near invasion , complete with bottle and rock throwers forced the Border patrol to bring out the tear gas in an effort to stave off the massive influx of democratic voters . 

 A search of the MSM revealed nothing of this brazen move by the “undocumented” democrats , which , given the inherent bias of the media should come as little surprise . It happened nevertheless as do lots of things that the lamestream media fails to inform the viewing public about .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Heckled By His Own ‘Supporters’

 

 

 

 

” A young man standing onstage with Obama at an event Monday in San Francisco disrupted the president’s speech by shouting pro-immigration slogans.

“There are thousands of immigrants deported every day,” yelled the heckler, who was a member of the multi-cultural crowd that the White House had assembled behind the president.

Obama, who was at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center to promote his stalled immigration-reform agenda, responded, “That’s exactly what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re here.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss Of Your Homeland , Your Dignity And Your Liberty

Is What Uncontrolled Immigration Brings About

 

 

 

  Ask a native American what happens when you don’t control immigration . And while you are at it , as a commenter suggests :

 

 

” Also ask them what happens when the government tells you they will give you everything you need. Food and housing, Ha. The reservations are hideous and in 1 generation, they made diabetics and alcoholics out of them . “

 

 

    The promises granted to the native American populations of the continental US by the government and the inevitable betrayal of those self same promises offer a cautionary tale to the rest of us . Is there really any reason we citizens should expect to be better “taken care of” by the State than were the Tribes?

    That’s a rhetorical question , but still an answerable one … in a word , NO . At the end of the day we are all just chattel to the self -perpetuating bureaucracy to which all governments devolve . There is no such thing as benevolent government … such is an oxymoron of the highest order .

  Benevolence as defined by Dictionary.reference.com is :

                   be·nev·o·lence

                                            [buh-nev-uh-luhns]  Show IPA

noun

1.

desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness: to be filled with benevolence toward one’s fellow creatures.

2.

an act of kindness; a charitable gift.

 

     The definition is plain enough … benevolence is an act of charity or good faith that is given freely and at a cost only to the benefactor . You cannot be benevolent with someone else’s time , effort or money . There is nothing charitable about robbing Peter to pay Paul and in the final analysis that is all that it is possible for the State to do . It creates no wealth of it’s own and so relies on picking your pocket to pay their (take your pick) whatever . 

 There is one more part to the definition of the word benevolence though and it is much more in keeping with State entitlements than with charity as we have come to know it and that is this , again from Dictionary.reference.com : 

 

                                                                        3.              

                                                                                  English History . a forced contribution to the sovereign.

 

 

   In the end there is benevolence as might be seen through the doings of the Church : good for it’s own sake at no cost to the beneficiaries , and then there is The State : ham-fisted , plunder-funded , uncaring , and unaccountable … nothing benevolent about it . 

    “State benevolence” has destroyed the Native Americans and if left unchecked will do the same for the rest of it’s citizens as well . Our fortieth president described it best with his famous quote about the nine most terrifying words in the English language  ” I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” 

 

 

   There is very little helpful about the State even though it may appear to be doing good . Often the unseen costs of these State sponsored “benevolent” programs are many times greater than the benefits received and perhaps the whole process of dulling the public’s senses and lowering expectations as they slowly bring about the demise of the middle class and do to us what they’ve done to the Native Americans .

  They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause … Anybody ? … 

“They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please …”

 

Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Captured At Southern Arizona Military Post

 

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” How secure are U.S. military installations? You would think the answer is: very.

But, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncovered, one installation, right here in southern Arizona, continues to face potential outside security risks, and the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

Much of the work that goes on at Fort Huachuca is classified but, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators learned, keeping people who don’t belong there out, proves to be a difficult mission.

Fort Huachuca is home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. It’s also the site of hundreds of apprehensions of illegal immigrants each year.

Dave Stoddard, a former U.S. Border Patrol supervisor tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I think the average American should be petrified.”

Stoddard knows the area well. He grew up in Cochise county, served in the U.S. Army, and has even testified before Congress about illegal immigration.”

 

 

    If government can’t even secure it’s own “Classified Military Facility” how are we supposed to have faith in their ability to secure the nation as a whole ? This is nuts . The time to build a real fence that at least offers some sort of deterrent effect is long past . We realize that some of the “mules” and illegals will get through but something must be done . How many terrorists have gained access to our country by taking the overland route from Mexico , we’ll never know , but while the TSA and DHS are making the average American’s travel life a living hell nobody is minding the back door . 

 

 

Smuggler Warning

 

 

     This is the type of deterrent commonly found in the border areas , nothing that would give illegals pause , oh no , what our guardians do to protect the people that pay their salaries is to warn them not to go to certain areas of our own country . That’s on a par with the no-go zones that many European nations have allowed to fester and grow in their cities and that are making appearances here in the Dearborn Michigan and upstate NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” We’re In The Best Of Hands “

 

 

” The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans — and the lives of illegal immigrants. 

Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. He also warned it could lead to illegal aliens entering the country from nations associated with terrorism.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Lawmakers Move To Shield Illegal Immigrants From Deportation

 

 

” Police in California would be prohibited from helping deport some illegal immigrants under a bill being considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, in a proposed change some say would violate federal law.

The so-called Trust Act would bar police from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on a variety of cases. Proponents say the bill is narrowly focused and only applies to those illegal immigrants arrested for minor crimes.

Prosecutors and sheriffs disagree.

“If you or I were victimized by someone stealing our identity, selling drugs in our community, burglarizing our home or embezzling our money, that’s okay? That’s a minor crime under this bill,” complained Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle. “If this law passes, we will not be able to put holds on people who have previously been deported. So someone could be deported one, two, three, four — 10 times and that would not be cause for us to put a hold on them.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bill now making its way through Congress promises to marginalize the population it seeks to assimilate into society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration Bill Passes Key Test Vote In Senate

 

 

 

” An immigration bill endorsed by President Barack Obama easily cleared an important test on Monday when the Senate backed new border security steps seen as essential to the legislation’s fate.

The border security amendment cleared a procedural hurdle by attracting more than the 60 votes needed, leaving opponents of the bill with few remaining opportunities for killing or further delaying passage of the legislation this week.

The bipartisan legislation would bring the biggest changes to U.S. immigration law since 1986, granting legal status to millions of undocumented foreigners who also would be put on a 13-year path to citizenship.”

 

 

Courtesy of the Huff Post here is a list of “republican” turncoats :

 

” Republicans who voted for the amendment included Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Jeff Chiesa (N.J.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Dean Heller (Nev.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). Wicker said although he voted for moving forward with the amendment, he is still likely to vote against final passage of the bill.”

 

Remember these people next time you step into the voting booth .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senate Bill Allows 46 Million Immigrants By 2033, Says CBO

 

” The Senate’s pending immigration bill will pave the way for the arrival of 46 million legal immigrants over the next 20 years, increase the federal debt in the same time period and shrink Americans’ average wage, according Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Session’s critical reading of two new reports on the pending immigration reform bill provided by the Congressional Budget Office.

NumbersUSA, a group that wants to shrink he current immigration level per year, pointed to a section of the CBO report where officials said the new bill would only trim illegal immigration by 25 percent. The report concluded 1.6 million fewer illegals would arrive between 2013 and 2033, suggesting that 4.8 million illegal immigrants would begin living in the United States after the bill became law.

Session’s office pushed back against the supporters’ brief statements and extensively dissected the CBO report to highlight bad news for the bill’s supporters.

This bill guarantees three things: amnesty, increased welfare costs and lower wages for the U.S. workforce,” said Sessions, who leads the opposition to the Senate bill. “It would be the biggest setback for poor and middle-class Americans of any legislation Congress has considered in decades.” 

Sessions also highlighted the impact report’s conclusion that the bill “would raise the unemployment rate over the next five years by up to roughly 0.1 percentage point.” That’s because the bill would add a rush of 10 million new workers, plus at least eight million illegal immigrants, plus the current inflow of one million immigrants per year, to an stalled economy that is home to 20 million unemployed or underemployed Americans, according to Sessions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration Reform Bill Finally Hits Senate Floor

 

 

 

 

” Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity in a while — or for a while — to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.”

 

     Keeping in mind all the recent revelations , can Congress and Washington really be trusted to do the right thing for America or are they most interested in further strengthening their own political careers ?

 

” The day the Senate began discussing the bill developed by the “gang of eight” senators — four Republicans and four Democrats — that would, among other things, provide a road map to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented workers already in the United States and enhance border security, President Obama urged the Senate to “do the right thing” and pass the bill.”

 

   Fortunately there are still a few representatives of the people in DC but their numbers are small . We need to show them our support in every way possible if we are to avoid giving the Democrats carte blanche over the affairs of state for the next several generations .

 

” The Senate’s first full vote was to stave off a filibuster, an overwhelming 82 yeas to 15 nays. All 15 senators voting to block debate were Republicans who have criticized the bill: John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Boozman of Arkansas, Michael Crapo of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Charles Grassley of Iowa, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Mike Lee of Utah, Jim Risch of Idaho, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Richard Shelby of Alabama and David Vitter of Louisiana.”

 

    Please offer these Senators all the support you can muster and tell your friends to do so as well . This is the fight of our lives . If political pandering is allowed to trump one of the few  legitimate government functions , border security , we as a nation are doomed .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DHS Secretary Would Have The Power To Waive Most Requirements For Border Security

 

 

 

” About those strict new rules and requirements for border security set forth in the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal: They’re not so tough after all. In fact, the 867-page mega-bill gives the secretary of homeland security pretty much carte blanche to waive the vast majority of the requirements detailed in the bill. And that’s not sitting very well with the folks charged with enforcing immigration law.

What the bill really says, then, is that people living in the country illegally can receive amnesty not when the border is actually secured but when the secretary tells Congress that she is starting to try to secure the border.

It is highly likely that if this immigration bill is passed, the administration will take advantage of many, if not all, of the bill’s provisions that give it authority to waive legal restrictions and rules that would require our borders to be secured and amnesty to be denied to many illegal immigrants for cause. As the Customs Enforcement Council concludes, “This legislation fails to meet the needs of the law enforcement community and would, in fact, be a significant barrier to the creation of a safe and lawful system of immigration.”

 

 

 

 

 

COULTER: WHEN DID WE VOTE TO BECOME MEXICO?

 

 

 

 

 

” Before I had resolved which scandal was distracting from which, we found out the Department of Justice was spying on The Associated Press — not to protect national security, but to prevent the AP from scooping the White House. Then, this week, it broke that the Department of Justice was also spying on Fox News for reasons that remain unexplained.

Meanwhile, Sens. Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain are working feverishly to turn the country into Mexico.

So now I think all the scandals are intended to distract from Rubio’s amnesty bill.

The 50-1 Latin American-to-European ratio isn’t a natural phenomenon that might result from, say, Europeans losing interest in coming here and poor Latin Americans providing some unique skill desperately needed in our modern, technology-based economy.

To the contrary, it’s result of an insane government policy. Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was designed to artificially inflate the number of immigrants from the Third World, while making it virtually impossible for anyone from the nations that historically provided our immigrants to come here.

Pre-1965 immigrants were what made this country what it was for a reason: They were the pre-welfare state immigrants. From around 1630 to 1966, immigrants sank or swam. About a third of them couldn’t make it in America and went home — and those are the ones who weren’t rejected right off the boat for being sick, crippled or idiots.
A majority of Americans still do love this country — including, one hopes, legal immigrants who thought they were leaving Mexico. But a policy that will change America forever is about to slip through under the cloak of endless scandals from the corrupt Obama administration.”

 

Senators Kill Amendments Tied To Bill On Immigration; Border Security Issue Put On Back Burner

 

 

 

” The Senate immigration bill survived its first tests Thursday as a core group of Republicans and Democrats held together, killing efforts to require full border security requirements before legalizing illegal immigrants.

Kicking off the first votes on immigration this year, the Judiciary Committee held a daylong session on border security where senators agreed to require that the entire southwestern border be secured to 90 percent “efficiency.”

But the committee defeated Republican efforts to put that requirement and others before legalization. Members also rejected following through on a 2006 law that ordered the government to build 700 miles of two-tier fencing on the 2,000-mile-long border.”

SEE RELATED: Senate bill doesn’t stop most illegal immigration: Fed study

 

 

The screwing of America continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage Foundation Responds To Rubio Criticism Of Amnesty Cost Study

 

 

 

” The Heritage Foundation late Tuesday responded to Sen. Marco Rubio’s criticisms of a foundation study that shows the steep cost of providing a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants.

Rubio, R-Fla., called the study “flawed” and suggested it maligned immigrants who are not highly educated. Rubio’s parents, who arrived from Cuba in the 1950′s without high school diplomas, are exactly the kind of immigrants the study recommends should not be allowed to enter the country.

“The folks described in the report are my family,” Rubio said.”

 

 

 

Heritage’s response:

 

 

“Sen. Rubio’s parents came here in 1956, almost a decade before the introduction of the Great Society programs that laid the foundation of the modern welfare state. Over the following four and a half decades, our government has added layer upon layer of government involvement in our lives, creating a dependency that undermines self-respect and self-reliance.

“That dependency has been devastating to our society; it has shattered communities, families and individuals. It is now threatening the American Dream. This is true for all—native and immigrant alike, legal or illegal. We do not blame immigrants for being entrapped by that system; we blame the people who created that system. We especially blame people who now seek to expand it.”

 

 

 

 

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Credit Where Due If Someone Can Provide A Link

 

 

 

 

The Rubio Amnesty

 

 

 

 

” When Mitt Romney lost last November, the Republican establishment decided that his moderately hawkish stance on immigration had been a major cause of his defeat. Never mind that his share of the Hispanic vote was within the margin of error of McCain’s 2008 share. Never mind the significant drop in white turnout. There is little elite constituency for a hawkish approach to immigration, and much elite support for lax enforcement and increased legal immigration (Romney actually supported the latter).

So the Republican establishment turns its hopeful eyes, once again, to so-called comprehensive immigration reform. The same senators who pushed such a bill in 2007, prominently including Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chuck Schumer, are at it again. They have devised a plan that would ease the path to legality for illegal immigrants while making some gestures toward enforcement. But a new element this time around is Marco Rubio.

A tea-party favorite (and a favorite of this magazine) who wrested the senatorial nomination from GOP-establishment pick (now Democrat) Charlie Crist, he’s young, telegenic, and the son of Cuban immigrants. Rubio became part of the “Gang of Eight,” four Democrats and four Republicans negotiating a deal that sought to placate a dizzying array of interests, all seeking de facto unlimited immigration but each with a different set of specific concerns. The result of all this is S.744, a sprawling, 844-page measure legalizes most of the illegal population (plus many who were deported and are currently living abroad), promises tougher enforcement in the future, and hugely increases all forms of legal immigration, low- and high-skilled, temporary and permanent.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Immigration Bill Has More Waivers And Exceptions Per Page Than Obamacare

 

 

 

 

” The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” has released a new version of the immigration bill that contains 999 references to waivers, exemptions and political discretion.

The revised 867-page bill contains multiple changes from the first 844-page version, released April 18, but Democrats have not announced any delay to the committee review of the complex bill that begins next week.

The bill includes roughly 1.14 waivers or exemptions per page. By comparison, the 2,409-page Obamacare law includes 0.78 waivers and exemptions per page.”

 

 

 

 

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