Taking Apart the Logic of Amnesty

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It seems that the debate over immigration is going to remain heated after this election. The main focus of voters who voted for Romney was the economy. People who were happy or at least not unhappy tended to vote for the incumbent, the same as in previous presidential elections.

Ruben Navarrette Jr. – Voters Loyal, Not Logical

“Because Latinos are intensely brand loyal to the Democratic Party, only Republicans are punished for misbehaving. Both parties need a spanking. Most Latinos don’t seem troubled by the fact that Democrats are running an elaborate con game on them — pursuing the party’s interest (keeping organized labor happy by stalling immigration reform, which would create competition for jobs by legalizing illegal immigrants) while portraying loudmouth but largely powerless Republicans as the obstacle,” says Ruben Navarrette Jr.

“So, the day after the election, supporters of the president found themselves circulating contradictory narratives. When it comes to punishing Republicans, we are told, Latino voters care only about immigration. But when they have the chance to punish Democrats, well, suddenly they care about other issues beyond immigration. I said they were loyal, not logical.”

Sen. Graham Says Amnesty is the Way Out

“Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Thursday pushed his colleagues to take up immigration reform, taking to Twitter to call for a comprehensive solution. ‘It’s important for our country to solve illegal immigration once and for all. We must deal with the issue firmly and fairly,’ he tweeted,” The Hill reports.

“Graham authored a 2010 immigration reform bill with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) . The proposal included strengthened border security, a system for admitting temporary workers and a path to legalization for those immigrants already in the country.”

Taking Apart the Logic of Amnesty

“Mark Levin responds to calls from conservative commentators, like Charles Krauthammer, to grant amnesty to illegal immigration in order to entice Hispanics to vote Republican. Levin explains why this won’t work and what a slippery slope amnesty would be,” says Real Clear Politics about an excerpt of Levin’s show they posted.

Jobs, Not Immigration, Behind Romney’s Performance

“The election was about the economy. The great untold story of the current downturn is that what little job growth there’s been has largely gone to immigrants. Government data show that two-thirds of employment growth since the president took office went to immigrants, legal and illegal,” says Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies.

“In fact, for more than a decade, most of the employment growth has been going to immigrants. As immigration has grown, the share of working-age Americans (18 to 65) holding a job has declined — from 76% in 2000 to 69% now. Incomes have also declined over the past decade.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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    IS THIS PRESIDENT GOING TO FORCE ANOTHER AMNESTY ON AMERICANS, WHEN THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION SAY IT WILL COST US $2.4 TRILLION DOLLARS?

    1986: THE LATE TED KENNEDY AMNESTY PROMISE.

    In the campaign for the 1986 amnesty law, known as the Immigration Control and Reform Act (ICRA) Ted Kennedy predicted that the law would grant citizenship to no more than 1.3 million people; his calculation was way wrong, with an additional 3 million or more? “We will secure the borders henceforth. I promise we will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this,” he stated. What happened was the laws were circumvented by both political jerks, either by not enforcing interior prosecutions on employers, cutting funds for enforcement or doing nothing at all.

    THE CORRUPTION IN BOTH PARTIES SAW TO IT, THAT PROMISES WERE NOT KEPT.

    But by 2007, the number of people in the country illegally had jumped to more than 12 million. It is now 2012 and they keep on coming; stealing our jobs, lowering wages for previous generations of the low income labor, because the unconcerned businesses keep hiring. Such diseases as tuberculosis are now raging once again and many other sicknesses that were eventually wiped out in the U.S. Stealing American children’s Social Security numbers, affecting their future lives. Parents find that their child’s future has been compromised with vehicles, houses brought on fraudulent credit and offering with substantial answers but years of outrageous aggravation with the Social Security Administration, police, courts and financial institutions? Even our service men and women are not safe from this disgusting situation as while fighting in foreign medieval lands, and then to discover that on returning home some illegal alien has stolen their ID.

    LIES– LIES and more LIES, rhetoric, propaganda shoved down the throats of America citizens and legal immigrants by the Liberal newspaper journalists and editorial staff even more lies as this wave of returning to Washington Socialist hypocrites determined on another amnesty. It’s Another Path to citizenship to thieves, predators, murderers and other criminal elements that have entered the United States who should be prosecuted and deported. Just may be if one of these political hacks, public servants who have remained unconcerned about the 20 million or more that have settled illegally in this country, would scream out loud had their own daughter molested, or their spouse attacked in a home invasion robbery or themselves were assaulted and maimed, they would make it their civil duty to deport them all. Wouldn’t it be interesting if one of majority Senator Harry Reid’s son’s as Rory was abducted for ransom, his wife Landra maimed by a drunken driver illegal alien or his only daughter Lana was kidnapped or this mild mannered bespectacled Liberal hypocrite ended up in a ditch in Searchlight, Nevada himself. He certainly then would alter h is lobotomized mind about encouraging more itinerant persons into our country and certainly would pass harsher laws. This man seems to never have thought about the daily carnage in the streets or on the highways, or the terrible toll on families, left to pick up the pieces after a drunken illegal alien has slaughtered a daughter, son or grandmother?

    If any of these Socialist rebels to the American way of life was confronted by the spreading intoxicated illegal migrant or immigrant driving a car, perhaps they would reconsider allowing this refuge from the gutter into an already overpopulated land. These brain dead idiots of both parties could at least have alleviated some of this propagating problem that is getting worse daily, by passing THE LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL or the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT, which would completely demoralize the poverty that keeps coming here with their pregnancies undetected and a giant burden extracted from taxes to pay for it all. Until these two strict laws are passed the hordes of illegal aliens are going to keep turning up on our door step. People who think that once they reside here have the same rights as citizens? We now have 4 more years of an open socialist agenda, with communist trimmings, but those in Congress may be back in their comfortable incumbent seats, and ready press passage of a reward for criminal invaders, but they haven’t won the war? Millions of Americans are out of work, while millions of immigrants have their jobs. It’s cheaper of course to hire anybody adding huge profits to in unscrupulous rogue employers.

    Although the Liberal press thinks the TEA PARTY has faded away and repeats publicizing their lies. The truth is our numbers are still growing and a third party of 41 million ordinarily Americans who are true moderate conservatives will displace the worst incumbents in the Republican Party. The House and Senate have allowed this invasion to happen and all it does is add hundreds of billions to the federal and state deficits. Whatever ever happened to “The Rule of Law” when outlaw cities can become Sanctuaries for illegal aliens, which can hardly afford to support their own share of homeless, sick and infirm? Now that the Democrats have won a second term, does that mean they are inspired to cover every illegal alien with the “Affordable Care Act “ObamaCare”, It’s already known he and his Health and Human Services agency have lowered the restrictions, so even more fresh illegal aliens can apply for food stamps? The TEA PARTY has already identified numerous companies that will have no choice but to lay off large numbers of workers, because of the stringent regulations regarding the hefty price of providing health care. America has become the host for every blood leech that can slip past our borders or arrive here on any flight and remain, because the morons in Washington don’t track them as most industrialized nations and even Mexico?

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    We have to deflate this amnesty trial balloon. But no doubt we will soon have another big amnesty battle with the race-baiting ethnocentric left, the liberal media, the visionless, pandering RINOs like John Boehner and Lindsey Graham, and their sycophants in talk radio like Hugh Hewitt, Michael “off his meds” Medved — and now turncoat Sean Hannity.

    I called several Senators offices this morning (e.g., Cornyn, Chambliss) and they said they have received lots of calls from angry constituents opposing this latest amnesty talk. We have to keep up the pressure!

    Please call Boehner’s office, your Reps, and the Republican Senate leadership and others and tell them this hysteria and rabid push for amnesty will be soundly opposed by the American people!

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    Steve Camarota says it exactly. The young people who keep voting for those who want amnesty and more immigrants [which is both parties] are fools. They are cutting their own throats. Their jobs and their bargaining ability are reduced by immigration. Nor can the Republicans possibly outpander the Democrats. So what if they increased their share of the Latin vote to forty percent, which would be a miracle. That still would have not won Romney this election, because Latins are ten percent of the vote and that increase would have only gotten him maybe a couple million more votes, so he still would have been short. Republicans need to appeal to more women and more working class citizens instead of their tilt toward corporations. That will get them far more votes. The whole chasing after the Latin vote is an illusion and a fraud.

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      I Saw In Writing Latinos are Only 5% of the Actual Election Voters

      But poorer folks like African Americans and Latinos tend not to vote in elections; albeit the Latinos may be 10% of the potential vote today.

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    Sometimes the Voice of the People, We Call it the 12th Man in Seattle, is FAR Louder Against Amnesty Than the Confederate Flag Waving Foreign Corporations Propaganda for Amnesty in America

    Read the following article on how FOX News and the Republicans now want amnesty more than ever and give Obama’s win to America wanting overpopulation/amnesty:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/sean-hannity-john-boehner-gop-tackle-immigration-reform-142212570–election.html

    The read the 12K+ bloggers [the 12th man] replies….ALMOST ALL CALL THIS YAHOO NEWS STORY HOGWASH!

    That says it all to me.