Dec 07

Story Doesn’t Reveal NIF’s Radical Agenda

The Washington Post ran an article (12/3/12) entitled “Pro-Immigration Conservative Activists Plan Their Strategy.”

The article describes how this group of “conservatives” and “conservative activists” met  in Washington to discuss tactics for legalizing illegal aliens. It quotes Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) saying, “For years, conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders have supported the need for . . . a new consensus.”  Noorani described the group as “bibles, badges and business” and added that the “pressure they bring to bear on Republicans is unique.”

Fact Check: The tenor of the article is that this is a conservative mainstream effort. But it might have provided some background on the National Immigration Forum, after noting that it was “coordinating” the gathering.

NIF is a radical leftist group that advocates amnesty for all illegal aliens without significant criminal records, and providing them with access to welfare and other public benefits. It advocates virtually unlimited legal immigration. The organization was founded in 1982 by Dale Frederick Swartz who had close ties to the National Lawyers Guild, an organization identified by Congress as “the legal bulwark of the [U.S.] Communist Party.” NIF has received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Soros is a strong supporter of mass immigration and an opponent of national sovereignty and identity. For more information on NIF and George Soros, go to www.discoverthenetworks.org.

According to the 2012 Report by NIF, bibles, badges, and business is one of its “projects.” The document states that to change ordinary citizens’ views on “immigration reform” [NIF’s term for amnesty], it helps if “people they look up to” endorse it, such as “their pastor, police chief or local business leader.”

A religious leader prominent in the “bibles, badges and business” project is Jim Wallis, a long-time left-wing activist who cheered the U.S. defeat in Vietnam and identifies Christianity with socialism. In recent years he and his organization Sojourners have embraced the cause of amnesty and mass immigration.

Like NIF, Sojourners has received funding from George Soros, a total of $325,000 between 2004 and 2007. When accused of this funding, Wallis tried to deny it, but documentation of the contributions forced him to admit the truth.

As documented in William Hawkins’ book Importing Revolution, the radical left views mass immigration as a means to disrupt American society. Some participants in bibles, badges and business may be mainstream people with good intentions. They should beware that their credibility is being used for sinister purposes.     

 

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Dec 07

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Opposes Legislation Against Illegals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he would fight any Arizona-style immigration bill in Wisconsin.

When he was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010 Walker said he had concerns about such a law. Days later he said would he sign similar legislation in Wisconsin. His campaign manager said Walker changed his mind after doing more research.

Read more at GazetteXtra.com

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Dec 07

Catholic Bishops Demand Citizenship for Illegal Aliens

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory told the leaders that while the federal government recently acted to offer young people brought into the country as children some relief by postponing deportation and granting them work permits, the Catholic bishops will continue to advocate for comprehensive reform with more opportunities, particularly for families and those already living and working in the United States.

The bishops “will resist” any proposal that offers undocumented persons legal status without a path to become citizens, he said in a keynote address.

“We will argue against the creation of a permanent underclass in this country, where certain parts of our population do not have the rights that others do,” said Archbishop Gregory, as the crowd applauded.

Read more at the Georgia Bulletin

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Dec 07

Dems Want Taxpayers to Pay Healthcare for Children of Illegal Aliens

Federal healthcare programs should cover the children of illegal immigrants, a group of House Democrats says.

Democrats are asking the Obama administration to make healthcare available to children who are able to stay in the U.S. under the deferred-action immigration policy that President Obama announced earlier this year.

 The policy — similar to the DREAM Act — allows many children of illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation, as long as they meet certain criteria.

A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), is now pressing the Obama administration to open federal healthcare programs to children who receive deferred action under Obama’s plan.

Read more at The Hill

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Dec 07

Illinois Gov. Defends Licenses for Illegal Aliens

According to the Highway Safety Coalition, the pro-amnesty front group that  spearheaded SB 957, uninsured illegal immigrants are the cause of 80,000 crashes  a year in Illinois.
Read more at the Washington Times 

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Dec 07

Asian Immigration on the Rise

(Newser)  —  With Hispanic immigration—both legal and illegal—to the United States on the decline, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia for the first time since 1910, reports the AP in a look at new census data released today. The data also showed that the number of illegal immigrants in America dropped to 11.1 million people last year, down from its peak of 12 million in 2007. Experts say growing economies and aging populations in Latin America make it unlikely those numbers will ever hit the record-setting levels of the mid-2000s.

Read more at Newser.com 

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Dec 05

‘Conservatives’ Plot Amnesty Legislation

A group of 250 “conservative” activists met in Washington to plot strategy to provide amnesty for illegal aliens. Among the participants where individuals reperesenting business interests who see amnesty as a means to further their agendas. Also some participants advocated the view that conservative Republicans must endorse amnesty to get Hispanic votes.

Read more at The Washington Post

 

 

 

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Dec 05

G.W. Bush Promotes Amnesty

Former President George W. Bush, who promoted amnesty legislation in 2006 and 2007, has called on Republicans to embrace amnesty. Bush said that the party should adopt a more “benevolent” attitude toward “immigrants.” He did not specify whether he meant legal or illegal immigrants.  House Seaker John Boehner has indicated that he may support amnesty legislation.

Read more at The Washington Times

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Dec 04

Californians Protest ‘Birth Tourism’ Center

Residents of Chino Hills, California, protested at a maternity center where Chinese mothers are giving birth so that their children can become U.S. citizens. Under current interpretation of U.S. law, anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen. The mothers are paying thousands of dollars to give birth at the center. The protestors described the commerce at the clinic as “birth tourism.” When the child citizens are grown, they can petition bring in parents and other relatives.

Read more at The Associated Press.   

 

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Dec 04

Gutierrez Vows to Increase Ties to ‘Dream’ Illegals

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vowed to strengthen ties with illegal aliens in the ‘Dream Act’ category. He said that he wants to include them in discussions on immigration policy, including the drafting of immigration legislation. Gutierrez made his statements before an audience of ‘Dream’ illegal aliens in Kansas City, Missouri.   

Read more at Voxxi.

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