No Matter How Thin You Slice It, It’s Still Amnesty
“In a recent Wall Street Journal article, [Sen. Rubio] elaborated on his plan for a pathway to citizenship that would screen out criminals, increase worksite enforcement provisions, boost the number of seasonal work visas for agricultural workers and tighten border security. Bob Dane, the communications director of Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, told WND that Rubio is just recycling old ideas,” Worldnetdaily reports.
“‘There literally is nothing novel to his proposals. Rubio is trying to triangulate all of these competing special interests that want to be at the table,’ he said. ‘It really is just Groundhog Day, it is a sequel of 2007.’”
Boehner Says Immigration Deal Closer
“Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is voicing confidence in the prospects for immigration reform in the House, saying that a bipartisan group of lawmakers ‘basically [has] an agreement’ after more than three years of secret talks. The Speaker made the previously unreported comments during a question-and-answer session on Tuesday at the Ripon Society, a Republican advocacy group,” The Hill reports.
“‘I said it the day after the election. I meant it, and we’re going to have to deal with it,’ Boehner said. ‘I think there’s a bipartisan group of members that have been meeting now for three or four years. Frankly, I think they basically have an agreement. I’ve not seen the agreement. I don’t know all the pitfalls in it, but it’s in my view, the right group of members.’”
Senate Gang of 8 Reportedly Reaches Deal
“A powerful group of senators from both parties has reached a deal on the outlines of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, a development that will drive an emotional debate on a hot-button issue unseen in Washington for more than half a decade. The group is expected to unveil the basics of its proposal at a Monday news conference on Capitol Hill, essentially laying down a marker on the issue one day before President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas to unveil more details about his own immigration proposal,” Politico reports.
Michelle Malkin: It’s Shamnesty All Over Again
“Hey, did someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the Bush-Kennedy-McCain 2007 illegal alien amnesty. Deja vu all over again,” says Michelle Malkin.
“Starring in the role of John McCain this time around? Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Standing in for George W. Bush? Barack H. Obama. The usual liberal Democrat and bend-over Republican suspects serving as the supporting cast? Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, illegal alien intern employer Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and freshman Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.”
The Amnesty Fight and America’s Future
Congress rarely passes good bills when it comes to immigration. On one side, big corporations want cheap labor, on the other, Democrats want new voters. In the middle, the American population is being squeezed in every way possible. Right now, millions of citizens are out of work and millions of jobs are being held by illegal’s. The argument is always that these people do jobs Americans will not do, but what never gets argued in the mainstream media is that illegal and legal immigration drives down wages,” says Tory Perfetti at Political Thrill.
“The fight is just starting, and will most likely be a brutal one, with opponents of amnesty being called bigots, racists and every other name in the book. This amnesty bill, if passed, will hurt all citizens regardless of color, ironically, it will actually hurt recent legal Hispanics as well. The question now is what to do next? Well, if you are reading this and feel the threat amnesty and open borders poses, call your Congressmen and, tell them no amnesty ever, or you will vote for whoever their opponent is in the next election.”