Mar 08

Hispanic Conservative Backs Amnesty Even If It Won’t Help GOP

At least one Republican leader on immigration in the House is ready to allow President Obama and Democrats to take credit for any reform efforts that might pass this year.

“I think my party understands it’s not going to get any political capital from this, but it’s something we need to do,” Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho told National Journal Daily in a brief interview.

Labrador, an archconservative who voted against Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, for speaker, is the go-to guy on immigration for the rank-and-file budget hawks and tea-party members of the House. It’s safe to say that nothing will pass the chamber without at least a tacit nod from him.

Labrador favors some type of legalization for undocumented immigrants (but no special path to citizenship) and giving employers easier access to foreign labor. In other words, he’s ready to strike an immigration deal if liberals will work with him.

That’s why Labrador was so impressed Tuesday when just such a liberal, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., went out of his way to praise the Republicans who control the Judiciary Committee for seeking input from a variety of stakeholders. “That hasn’t always been the case,” Gutierrez said, referring to a long-held congressional practice in which the majority party stacks hearings with partisan witnesses.

Read more at The National Journal

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Mar 07

Obama Seeks Tech Support for Amnesty

The Obama Administration is seeking to enlist high tech companies in its drive for amnesty, specifically by offering them greater access to foreign workers. The word from the administration is that the companies will have to support amnesty to get the kind of immigration legislation they want.   

Read more at Politico.

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Mar 07

AZ Governor Says Alien Release Was Obama’s Revenge

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the federal government’s release of detained illegal aliens in Arizona and other states was President Obama’s way of “getting back” at Arizona for passing its immigration law.  Brewer added, “They’re releasing what we believe to be criminals, illegal aliens out of jail and into our society, not knowing who they are or what they are doing. So yeah, I do believe this is payback.”

Read more at Newsmax.

 

 

 

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Mar 06

Congressman Says DHS Release Policy for Illegals Imperils U.S. Citizens

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Tuesday released an  internal U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) document showing that the agency planned to release  thousands of illegal aliens from detention centers in response to cuts resulting  from sequestration.

The document revealed that from Feb. 15 to March 31, 2013, ICE planned to  release 1,000 detainees a week, reducing their detainee numbers from 30,748 to  26,748 — well below the 34,000 mandated by Congress, Goodlatte noted.

“An internal document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee shows that  Administration officials at ICE prepared cold calculations to release thousands  of criminal aliens onto the streets and did not demonstrate any consideration of  the impact this decision would have on the safety of Americans,” Goodlatte said  in a statement, asserting that the decision “undermines” the Department of  Homeland Security’s mission and makes Americans “less safe.”

Read more at the Daily Caller

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Mar 05

Texas Governor Blasts Release of Detainees

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has strongly criticized the decision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release illegal aliens held in detention, labeling it a “federally sponsored jailbreak.” Said Perry, “Aside from allowing this federally sponsored jailbreak to occur, ICE has also failed to provide any information regarding the number of detainees released, their countries of origin, locations where these individuals have been released and the reasons they were detained—despite repeated requests from my office.”

Read more at Politico.

 

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Mar 05

Napolitano Says ‘Reform’ Is ‘No. 1’ Priority

Immigration “reform,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, is the “No. 1” priority for her department. The term “reform,” as used the Obama Administration, means amnesty for illegal aliens. Napolitanto also defended the recent decision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release illegal aliens held in detention.  

Read more at Politico.   

 

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Mar 04

Senate Amnesty Boosters Meet Every Day

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said on Sunday the so-called Gang of 8 on immigration reform could be a model for solving other issues in a bipartisan way.

“I think people who have given up on Congress would be encouraged to know there’s a real dialogue, bipartisan dialogue, and perhaps, just perhaps we can set the stage for a more positive dialogue when it comes to the budget,” the Illinois Democrat said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Durbin is working with Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Republicans Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona on a bipartisan immigration reform bill.

Read more at Politico.

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Mar 04

Obama Regime Releases Dangerous Illegal Aliens Into U.S.

Among those released in the past week was Anthony Orlando Williams, 52, a Jamaican immigrant who spent nearly three years in a detention center in Georgia. “I’m good, man,” he said. “I’m free.”

Mr. Williams, in a telephone interview from Stone Mountain, Ga., said he became an illegal immigrant when he overstayed a visa in 1991. He was detained in 2010 by a sheriff’s deputy in Gwinnett County, Ga., when it was discovered that he had violated probation for a conviction in 2005 of simple assault, simple battery and child abuse, charges that sprung from a domestic dispute with his wife at the time. He was transferred to ICE custody and has been fighting a deportation order with the help of Families for Freedom, an immigrant support group in New York.

The above is an excert from the New York Times.  Read the full story here.

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Mar 02

Boehner Denounces Release of Detained Illegal Aliens

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that the decision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release hundreds of detained illegal aliens was “outrageous.” Boehner said he did not accept the excuse that an impending shortage of funds made the action necessary. Said the house speaker, “This is very hard for me to believe, that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency.”

Read more at CBS News.

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Mar 01

Illegal Alien Nabbed Crossing Into U.S. With Contagious, Incurable TB

In medical isolation in South Texas, 100 miles or so from Mexico’s border, is a man who embodies one of U.S. health officials’ greatest worries: He is the first person to cross and be held in detention while infected with one of the most severe types of drug-resistant tuberculosis known today.

His three-month odyssey through 13 countries—from his homeland of Nepal through South Asia, Brazil, Mexico, and finally into Texas—shows the way in which dangerous new strains of the disease can migrate across the world unchecked.

Tuberculosis, an ancient, fatal airborne disease, has been treatable for decades with a cocktail of drugs. However, shoddy medical practices world-wide have enabled the bacteria to mutate and, in some cases, become all but untreatable. In recent months The Wall Street Journal has exposed widening TB drug resistance in hot spots like India, and shown that the U.S. is surprisingly unprepared for the growing global problem. Most U.S. cases of drug-resistant TB occur in people who were born abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read more at he Wall Street Jounral

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