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April 20, 2011

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narciso

He was supposed to be a constitutional expert, right:

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/04/20/dont-know-much-about-history-continued/#more-16476

MayBee

Judging from most political blogs, Democrats are all for amnesty for illegal immigrants, but completely against H1B visas for educated employees.

Captain Hate

McCain must not have heard about this because I haven't heard a sonic boom as he scurries across the aisle to jump on board.

Rob Crawford

Illegals form their client base, MayBee. What was the report released recently -- 70% of the illegals in Texas are on the dole?

More Eaters for the Democrat public-sector unions to herd.

Rob Crawford

McCain must not have heard about this because I haven't heard a sonic boom as he scurries across the aisle to jump on board.

You didn't hear it because he was already there.

Danube of Thought

"...the overhaul would bring immigrant entrepreneurs to the United States ..."

Lured to these shores by the never-ending crusade of this president for higher taxes on capital gains and income.

clarice

HEH, DoT.

Rob Crawford

DoT -- as if those particular entrepeneurs would ever pay taxes on their narcotics or slaves.

rse

LUN is an invite to attend a meeting with Bob McDonnell next Tuesday at the National Press Club.

A bit far for me but Clarice, Janet, or OL might enjoy.

Janet

Here is a little local article on Dem. infighting over immigration. Rep. Jim Moran & our Arlington County Board member Tejada.

"“There’s a huge deal of disenchantment” among the immigrant community and immigrant-rights advocates over the Obama administration’s track record, Tejada said.

Their view, the board member said, boils down to: “The Democrats have talked a lot but haven’t done anything.”

Moran was quick to shoot back that if immigrant-rights advocates had problems with Democrats, they would be “jumping from the frying pan into the fire” in cozying up to Republicans.

To which Tejada retorted that the only positive action on immigration reform he had seen recently came from the staunchly Republican political leaders of Utah, not from Democrats in the White House or on Capitol Hill."

The Confederacy of Dunces.

Army of Davids

Heard McCain (about a year ago) say that Phoenix is now number 2 in the world in human trafficking.

Mexico City...number one.

Not sure how true. But this is an absolute disgrace happening within our borders.

Threadkiller

61% Oppose U.S. Citizenship for Children Born to Illegal Immigrants

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically become a U.S. citizen.

“Anchor babies” might be an interpretation the law, but it is not as popular an interpretation as I was led to believe.

vw2012

Fidel is putting in term limits.Congress never learned they cant win.

Publichealthcare

O 's redistribution of wealth was foreign aid,now its immigration.Too bad US is broke.Its not recovering.

bunkerbuster

I love how readily wingnuts confess that immigrants are highly unlikely to vote Republican and highly likely to work for their living. Makes perfect sense.

Molon Lobe

I love people like bunkerbuster who can't write a coherent sentence. Truly a product of our educational system. 75% of illegal aliens in Texas receive welfare, the percentage is higher in California.

Guess facts don't bother you.

Res Ipsa loquitur.

donald

As long as its comprehensive. Loves me some comprehensive.

bunkerbuster

Moron Lobe: You're probably referring to the CIS study that includes a 70 percent figure. And if you read the specifics, it's actually much lower than that. The figure refers to the percentage of immigrant FAMILIES in which at least one member receives assistance. The "welfare" measured in the study -- conducted by a group that lobbies against immigration, The Center for Immigration Studies -- includes reduced-price school lunches.
It's meaningless to lump in children -- the vast majority of whom are American citizens (by virtue of being born here), even if their parents are not -- getting reduced-price lunches, with people who are receiving a monthly disability check or other direct benefits.
Why would the CIS not publicize ALL the information they've collected -- most specifically the number of immigrant families counted in this stat as a result of their American-citizen children receiving reduced-price lunches? Or have the publicized that info, but wingnuts are deliberately omitting it from their reports?
The most obvious answer is that the CIS research actually shows that the number of immigrants receiving direct welfare payments is miniscule, so they had to find a way to pump the figure up the Fox/talkradio/wingnutosphere did it for them.
If you'd take the time to look through the CIS report, you would find that it says:
``Our findings show that many of the preconceived notions about the fiscal impact of illegal households turn out to be inaccurate. In terms of welfare use, receipt of cash assistance programs tends to be very low, while Medicaid use, though significant, is still less than for other households. Only use of food assistance programs is significantly higher than that of the rest of the population. Also, contrary to the perceptions that illegal aliens don't pay payroll taxes, we estimate that more than half of illegals work "on the books." On average, illegal households pay more than $4,200 a year in all forms of federal taxes.''

Pops

I think it only makes sense that the Republicans join with Obama to increase immigration. In fact, the Republicans should propose a fast track citizenship program for those that can prove they remained in their home country and broke no American laws during the past 7 years.

Pops

BB: "I love how readily wingnuts confess that immigrants are highly unlikely to vote Republican and highly likely to work for their living. Makes perfect sense. ""

Its not hard to figure out BB, ILLEGAL immigrants who break US laws would be crazy to vote Republican, the place for criminals has always been the Democrat party.

In addition, because these people lie about everything, the men usually work while the women go on welfare and claim no income because they never show any legal papers identifying their husbands/baby daddies.

I am sure if we added a line to the tax return stating: Do you support the Federal Government paying welfare to illegal aliens, add 15% of you annual income to your tax bill and send it in...that way people like you could actually put your money where your mouth is. Something teslls me of the millions of liberals, we'd get about 12 dollars.

Look at how the liberals run from paying the higher income rate in Massechusetts.

And the the most ridiculous is Obama claiming he'd GLADLY pay more of his 1.7 Million all the while taking every possible ' voluntary' deduction possible.

You're all a bunch of frauds, and you should be called on it. At least Biden admits he give barely anything to charity and makes sure he keeps every dime out of the public coffers.

If Obama practiced what he's preaching, he'd have kept 250K of his income and sent the rest to the feds.

And come to think of it, why don't any of these thousands of liberal causes ever give their money to the feds? I never see a liberal say, you know, I'm stroking a big check to the feds, the do such a competent job of helping people with minimum cost.

Most people think 'charity' and 'help' start at home, and then family, then church, then community, then country, then state, then feds.

Obama's charity plan is to send everyone a borrowed check, their kids are going to have to pay if the countries not bankrupt.

bunkerbuster

``these people lie about everything, the men usually work while the women go on welfare and claim no income because they never show any legal papers identifying their husbands/baby daddies.''
You can't get welfare unless you can prove your legal right to remain in the U.S.
But I do appreciate how open you are in your bigotry toward immigrants. Republicans like you are exactly the reason Latinos -- and all demographic groups other than white males -- vote Democrat.

ruew

Dems dont want to pay taxes.Theyre rich and arrange the loopholes then donate and get gov jobs for employees.Gates does this a lot,Soros just wants tax breaks and helps America with his money like rail(right)

Pops

""You can't get welfare unless you can prove your legal right to remain in the U.S.
""
Your so lacking in information its pathetic. Read a few studies even by liberals about how they brag how much welfare goes to illegals.

I love immigrants, in fact my family are immigrants...but we are not and never have been illegal aliens, we did not break the law, nor continue to break laws to stay in the country.

The fact you can't tell the difference means your arguments are meaningless.

Unless you are prepared to give your money to illegals, let them live in your house, let them sleep in your bed, then stop preening on my dollars.

And since you consistently attack me - you must be the bigot, because I am asain and disabled.

And I have news for you, if white males are the only Republicans, they would never win a single election, anywhere.

Brittanicus


LOOK OUT CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH

The passage of immigration policing bills in Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, and Montana are displaying lawmakers have some guts. These are a passage of bills to stop the draining of American jobs, welfare payments and curtailing illegal immigration into these States. The most vulnerable States are the Sanctuary States of California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Utah in the Southwest. These States have not imposed E-Verify as the law and still on a voluntary basis; the merit going to Senator Harry Reid, who derailed it as mandatory. Thousands of economic illegal aliens are vanishing from the tough policing State of Arizona, moving to unprotected States offering free public services, without cross-referencing verification of a person’s immigration status. Although E-Verify is not strictly enforced in all states, ICE audits are restraining many business entities from taking a risk of hiring foreign nationals. It seems that Liberal Sanctuary cities such as San Francisco are all upset, as "Secure Communities" is not open to debate, but mandatory across the country. It makes sense that anybody caught and being processed in any part of America, should have their fingerprints and other data be forwarded to the FBI and the (ICE)Immigration and Custom Services. If you are here in America illegally, no matter your crime within the country, you should held for deportation

Not only is there a real risk of ICE sweeping down on different larger employers, as even lesser companies have become a target. Even more prevalent is the sudden emergence of "Whistleblowers" who see their jobs rapidly disappearing and intend to do something about it. Business owners need to be warned that most prudent workers are cautiously watching every move inside the store, office or any building. Defrauding the IRS of taxes by paying cash for work in construction, service industries by Contractors and Sub-Contractors are by far the largest culprits. Thousands of small companies have been driven out of their particular specialty, by their inequitable competition using illegal labor. Jobs that formerly went to the less educated Americans at the bottom of the ladder, has been stolen by illegal aliens.


Less trustworthy businesses saw they could make larger profits, as illegal immigrants were willing to take fewer wage, with no access to benefits. Business owners were well aware; they had no obligation to attribute Health Care, as their employees could just as well go to the emergency room, costing them zero under federal law. This is the same with all family members and relatives, leaving the hospital to swallow the costs, or inevitably the US taxpayer. Agricultural farm workers or Guest workers are in the same situation, where the business owners unload their human responsibilities on the nearest hospital, leaving the public with the financial burden. Hard luck stories in Liberal media appear with constant frequency that never ceases to amaze me. That if the border was securely sealed with American military deployment, the open border organizations would have nothing to write about.


Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed HB 178 into law yesterday a bill that requires the MVD to electronically verify legal presence before issuing the State driver's license or state identification card. The new law requires those applying for new licenses will have to show proof of legal presence in the United States. Out-of-state driver's license cannot be used as proof. Montana will utilize (SAVE) Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlements program, which checks an applicant’s information against federal data bases.


Five days ago the Indiana House and both Alabama chambers approved E-Verify legislation, which would require businesses in their states to implement E-Verify. The bill approved in Indiana is significantly stronger than Alabama's, but both laws require most employers to check new hires through the E-Verify system. Senate Bill 590 now requires most employers to verify the citizenship status of their employees through the federal E-Verify program, and mandates state and local governments ensure illegal immigrants are not receiving welfare benefits, but it removed Senate-passed language that authorized local police officers to check the immigration status of individuals they suspected of being in the country illegally.


In Montgomery, Alabama last Friday evening both the House and Senate passed bills allow police officers to check immigration status, but the provisions on E-Verify have a significant difference. The House-passed bill requires businesses with at least 25 employees to use E-Verify, but the Senate-passed bill only requires businesses that contract with the state or receive grants from the state to use E-Verify.


Another bill that would extend in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens was defeated Monday in the Colorado State House Education Committee. The bill, SB 126, was passed by the Senate before being defeated, 7-to-6, in the House committee. It's the fifth time the bill has failed in the State Legislature. The Republican-led committee argued that passing SB 126 would encourage future illegal immigration and provide a false hope for illegal alien students who would be ineligible to work in the United States after graduation.

Illegal Immigration is not free to anybody. Annually it costs billions of dollars to every US taxpayer. In this unsettled period of America's financial downturn, we must care for our own people, not the poverty of other countries. There is no excuse for either political party not enforcing our border, nor making the E-verify program permanent for every business nationwide. Federal judges are too lenient with companies who break our laws and should be dealt with fines, asset confiscation and major prison. The TEA PARTY will make enforcement of immigration laws, one of the top issues in future elections. Chain Migration will be eliminated and no form of Immigration Reform, better interpreted as amnesty will be tolerated. Almost every city or community throughout the United States has a TEA PARTY, so locate to join.


The management of both political parties has brought the American people much misery and turmoil, including allowing Communist China to use unfair trade practices to get the upper hand. A 14 trillion dollars US deficit is no laughing matter, that we are no longer the lender of money, but the universal debtor. As the American dollar gets weaker, so gasoline will spiral. As we have seen the TEA PARTY has lost no time, in cutting billions, but if more people get together under this moderate Conservatism, we can drag out the big spenders in Government.

Attn: Stop this insaneness from the environmentalists in placing some elusive Texas "Sagebrush lizard" being placed on the endangered Species list. When gas prices are raising towards $6.00 is beyond incomprehension that Lizards, frogs and other wild animals come before humans. Rehabilitate these different species to some other part of Texas wilderness as we need oil, more than we need these creatures. Instead the environmentalist grieving about some insect, bird, animal or wild thing, get their friends together and begin cleaning up the mounds of garbage left by illegal aliens drudging through the border regions for years. Animals are getting their paws and wings caught in plastic bottle ties, and dying amongst the heaps of effluence.

In oncoming elections we need to be very observant of illegal aliens voting. Numerous States have displayed that this is happening, so if you federal government will not enforce a more stringent law, then States must do this. Underway now is plans in different States to ensure that a individual whom is voting are whom they say they are, either by possessing a passport, drivers license or State ID card; these picture ID documents must be cross-referenced for proof of citizen status.

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