Dec 14

Immigration Reform Will Provide Dems 7 Million New Voters

“Assume in a decade all 10 million became citizens and voted like the  Hispanics, black folks, and Asians already here,” reflected Pat Buchanan  recently. If the 2012 election’s “percentages held, Democrats would get … 7  million new votes to the GOP’s less than 3 million.”

And it wouldn’t end there. Via “chain migration,” the newly-amnestied  citizens would import millions of their relatives. Over time, their numbers  would create an insurmountable Democratic advantage — and put a Republican  presidency forever out of reach.

Read More At Investors Business Daily

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Dec 13

ME Senator Wants Visas for Same-Sex Couples

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) affirmed her commitment to a bill to allow the foreign partners of same-sex couples to obtain immigration visas, just as the foreign partners of married couples can do now. She is the only Republican co-sponsor. The Hispanic Caucus has endorsed this same-sex provision, along with amnesty for illegal aliens. 

Read more at The Huffington Post.     



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Dec 13

Eight Senators Plot Amnesty

Eight U.S. senators, described by some observers as “the gang of eight,” are plotting amnesty legislation for next year. They call the effort to legalize illegal aliens “immigration reform.” The  are:  Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) , Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).  

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Dec 12

Hispanics Launch National Campaign for Amnesty for Illegals

With the presidential election over, and a record 12.5 million Latino voters turning out at the polls, a group of Latino organizations Wednesday announced a collaborative campaign to push for one goal: comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.

“The bottom line is that Latino voters went to the polls with the economy on their minds, but immigration reform in their hearts,” said Janet Murguia, the president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza.

While religious and civil rights organizations have tried to make the moral case for immigration reform in the past, it’s a political and economic issue, she said.

“The status quo is about to  the change and the election results presented President Obama and the Congress with a moment in history to finally get it right,” she said.

She and representatives of other Latino organizations speaking at a telephone conference from Washington, D.C., said part of the campaign will include producing a scorecard to rate the president and members of Congress with a “pass or fail” grade on their support for comprehensive immigration.

“We want to make sure that our community is informed and that no member of Congress’ stance on immigration reform escapes our community,” said Brent A. Wilkes, the national executive director of League of United Latin American Citizens.

The campaign will include a grassroots campaign for voters to contact members of Congress, a letter writing campaign, petitions, TV spots, billboards, social media, along with local events and efforts

Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Dec 12

Effect of Mass Immigration: Whites to Become Minority by 2043

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race.

The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known.

America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since the mid-2000 housing bust, however, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed from its once-torrid pace.

The country’s changing demographic mosaic has stark political implications, shown clearly in last month’s election that gave President Barack Obama a second term — in no small part due to his support from 78 percent of non-white voters.

Read more at CBS News

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Dec 12

California Bill to Give Illegal Aliens Unemployment Benefits

Legislation introduced Tuesday would give about 400,000 undocumented immigrants in California the same rights as citizens to unemployment benefits and various other government services.

Assembly Bill 35 targets a select group of undocumented immigrants, participants in President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who came to the United States as youths and have lived generally productive lives for numerous years.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation, effective Jan. 1, that enables participants in the federal program to obtain California driver’s licenses. AB 35 would provide them with rights to a state ID card, unemployment benefits and state-administered medical services.

AB 35 was proposed by Assemblyman Roger Hernández, a West Covina Democrat who was named chairman of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this month.

“California embodies the greatest diversity in the world,” Hernández said in a written statement. “We recognize we will need the collective skills and talents of these young immigrants to aid out state in reaching our true potential.”

Read more at the Sacramento Bee

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Dec 11

Lobbyists and Money Go to Amnesty Drive

The movement to pass mass amnesty legislation next year is drawing lobbyists and money from various interest groups.  Among them on the “conservative” side are Republicans for Immigration Reform, a political action committee to give money to candidates to support amnesty, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and agricultural groups. A spokesman for the Chamber said that his organization has long had a “working relationship” with leftist groups to legalize illegal aliens.     

Read more at USA Today.

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Dec 11

Dangerous Foreign Criminals Released in U.S.

An investigation by The Boston Globe found that U.S. authorities are releasing dangerous foreign criminals into the U.S. population after they serve sentences in the U.S. These individuals are from countries that refuse to accept deportation of their citizens from our country. Critics of this policy, such as Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), have urged that the U.S. take steps against these countries to make them change their policy against accepting deportees, such as refusing to accept their diplomats. According to the Globe, the State Department has shown “little interest” in such steps.

Read more in The Boston Globe.

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Dec 10

Illegal Aliens From Central America on the Rise

Profound shifts in economics, demographics and crime are transforming immigration patterns and causing upheaval in Central and North America. After decades in which Mexicans dominated illegal immigration to the United States, the overall number of immigrants has dropped and the profile has changed.

Although Mexicans remain the largest group, U.S.-bound migrants today are increasingly likely to be young Central Americans fleeing violence as well as poverty, or migrants from remote locales such as India and Africa who pay top smuggling fees. They journey through a gantlet of predators.

Mexico’s southern frontier has become a national security concern for U.S., Mexican and Central American leaders. Interviews with U.S. and Mexican government officials, human rights advocates and migrants by a ProPublica reporter visiting the border showed how these converging trends are raising alarms.

“It is becoming imperative and urgent to immediately initiate and develop in the next few years a serious and coordinated regional strategic plan in the areas of security, control and development to prevent this border from sliding out of control and generating an experience with enormous gravity for the region,” said Gustavo Mohar, a veteran immigration and intelligence official who ended his tenure last week as Mexico’s interior sub-secretary for migration issues.

Read more at Foreign Policy

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Dec 10

Wealthy Republicans Lobby for Amnesty

Shortly after the election, a group of influential Republicans announced the creation of Republicans for Immigration Reform, a super PAC designed to help GOP members of Congress who support a comprehensive immigration solution. The super PAC was created by Carlos Gutierrez, former Commerce secretary for President George W. Bush, and Charlie Spies, the treasurer of Restore our Future, the primary super PAC that backed Romney’s presidential campaign.

“There’s never been money put behind this to really have an impact and have influence and have some dollars behind the effort,” Gutierrez said. “That’s what we plan to do with the super PAC.”

Read more at USA Today

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