Mar 29

Amnesty Deal Threatened by Guest Worker Proposal

Amnesty legislation in the Senate is threatened by the proposal to attach a guest worker program to the amnesty. Business interests want as many as 400,000 low wage workers. Unions oppose the guest worker plan.  

Read more at The Washington Post.

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Mar 28

Senator Says Amnesty Bill Needs Consideration

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says that proposed amnesty legislation needs careful consideration. He responded to the stated plan of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)  to move the legislation quickly through the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. Said Sessions, “No member of Congress who believes in democratic procedure can acquiesce to the ramming through of a thousand-page bill that will dramatically and directly impact the taxes, wages, and security of our constituents.”   

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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Mar 28

Obama to Promote Amnesty in Spanish Media

President Obama plans to do interviews in the Spanish-language media to promote amnesty for illegal aliens. The interviews will be on Telemundo and Univision. Obama did pro-amnesty interviews with these networks in January.

Read more at The Washington Times.

 

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Mar 27

Napolitano Predicts Mass Immigration Will Turn Arizona Into Dem State

Homeland Security Secretary Janet  Napolitano says the influx of immigrants into Arizona will put this  conservative stronghold into the hands of the Democratic  Party.

The former Arizona governor predicted her state would turn blue in coming  elections — just like Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado has gained in Democratic  popularity, she said in a Christian Science Monitor  report.

Read more at The Washington Times

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Mar 26

ICE Union Chief Has No confidence in Enforcement Promises

Chris Crane, head of the union that represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, said he has no confidence in promises from the Obama Administration that it will increase immigration law enforcement in exchange for amnesty. Crane said that he bases this conviction on how the administration’s appointed leaders of ICE have “repeatedly undermined the ability of our officers to enforce and protect the public safety.”

Read more at The Daily Caller.

 

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Mar 26

Tancredo Denounces Paul’s Amnesty Endorsement

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, a long-time advocate of patriotic immigration reform, denounced Sen. Rand Paul’s endorsement of amnesty before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Said Tancredo, “Rand Paul began his speech in Spanish, and it went downhill from there. His speech was filled with virtually every single discredited pro-amnesty cliché you could imagine.”

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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Mar 25

Obamacare Application Includes Registration to Vote

61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.

On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant’s identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: “Would you like to register to vote?” The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.

In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declare: “This document-the ‘questionnaire’-represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations.”

Read more at The Washington Examiner

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Mar 25

Senate Okays Taxpayer Health Benefits for Illegal Aliens

The Senate rejected an amendment to the budget that would have banned illegal  immigrants from qualifying for “ObamaCare” and Medicaid during the period of  legal status.

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Session (R-Ala.) introduced the  amendment, which failed on a 43-56 vote. His amendment would have prohibited  illegal immigrants, who later gain citizenship, from getting healthcare coverage  under the Affordable Care Act or through Medicaid.

“My amendment would simply say if you are here illegally and then get lawful  status, you do not qualify for ObamaCare and Medicaid,” Sessions said ahead of  the vote early Saturday morning.

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Mar 25

Obama Labor Appointee Has Long Pro-Immigration History

Illegal immigrants have always had a friend in Thomas Perez, President Obama’s nominee for labor secretary.

As a member of the Montgomery County council in Maryland, he advocated for day-laborer sites and pushed for IDs distributed by Mexico and Guatemala to count as proof of identity, even though allowing such IDs could give illegal immigrants easier access to government-funded services.

In 2004, Perez went before the Maryland state legislature to testify against several immigration-enforcement bills, including one that would codify the state’s practice of blocking undocumented workers from acquiring driver’s licenses, and another that would require people to prove their citizenship before registering to vote, according to the Washington Post. He also opposed efforts to study how illegal immigrants are a burden on the state budget.

A day-laborer site promoted by Perez led to a wave of controversy in his community. While on the county council, he moved to open a taxpayer-funded center whose aim was to attract day laborers. The immigration status of the day laborers wasn’t a secret. CASA de Maryland, the organization that runs the center in Gaithersburg, tells National Review that it does not check on the legal status of day laborers because it is not an employer.

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Mar 25

Obama Pushes for Amnesty Vote in April

Barack Obama put pressure on Congress on Monday to introduce an immigration reform bill by April, saying the “time has come to fix once and for all” the broken system.

Speaking at the White House at a naturalisation ceremony for 28 people, Obama indicated that he wanted to stick to the timetable he outlined in his inaugural address in January.

Members of Congress directly involved in discussions had been reporting better-than-expected progress over the last few weeks but by the end of last week admitted they had been unable to resolve outstanding differences before breaking for the Easter holiday.

Senators expressed hope that they could have a bill ready within two weeks of their return. Hopes of a deal have been raised by the support coming from Republican senators such as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Read more at The Guardian

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