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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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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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.
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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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.
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