White House Seeks Tech Lobby Help on Amnesty

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White House Seeks Tech Lobby Help on Amnesty

The Democrats’ strategy for achieving immigration reform is coming into view: promise the tech industry what it wants in exchange for help lobbying for a comprehensive solution. That message was on display yet again on Wednesday when Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank addressed a gathering of tech chief executives here,” Politico reports.

Evangelical Groups Try Religious Appeals on Amnesty

“The call-in campaign [to Sen. Rubio by evangelical groups]demonstrates an intensifying push by evangelical Christians, a key part of the Republican Party base, in favor of revamping immigration laws in ways most Republicans have until recently rejected,” says Bloomberg News.

“While some evangelical leaders have long favored an immigration revision, it’s only now — in the wake of the 2012 elections that spotlighted Republicans’ weakness with Hispanic voters — that they are stepping up their activism.”

Democrats Dilemma on High-Skilled Immigration

“In a world with no competing priorities, H-1B reform would pass easily. But for two political reasons, the change is being held up in Congress,” says Nextgov.com.

“Senate lawmakers who are most involved with immigration legislation–the so-called Gang of Eight–would prefer to see a comprehensive deal. That’s also the position President Obama has taken. The trick lies in corralling enough Republicans to support a total-package process, as opposed to striking a set of smaller agreements. Carving out skilled immigration might lead to an easy bipartisan win, but it would give ammunition to piecemealers and risk fracturing the Gang of Eight.”

Half of Chicago Immigration Advice Centers Illegally Practice Law

“An undercover investigation of immigration services businesses, prompted after citizen complaints, has resulted in several of those businesses facing fines and license revocations,” NBCChicago.com says.

“Miguel Campos, an investigator with Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, said 24 of the 54 firms doing business as immigration service providers in the city were not in compliance with state and city ordinances that, among other things, strictly prohibits them from dispensing legal advice.”

Ann Coulter: Emptying the (Immigration) Prisons an Old Trick

“On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity,’ commentator Ann Coulter explained why it is important for conservatives to not give in to the temptation of ceding tough immigration laws for promises of border security,” says the Daily Caller.

“‘I actually do think enforcement first, thus let’s start with enforcement,’ Coulter said. ‘And I love how the media have sort of convinced Americans that building a wall on the border, ‘Well, that’s crazy — it’s like sending a man to Mars. We can’t do that.’ Why is this treated as something so outside of the bounds of rationality?'”

 

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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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    FAMILIES HAVE THE RIGHTS TO BE TOGETHER. U.S. CITIZENS WHO ARE MARRIED TO ILLEGALS FROM MEXICO SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR SPOUSE HERE. CAUSE THEY TRY TO GET THEM LEGAL AND THEY HAVE CHILDREN HERE. I AM A U.S. CITIZEN AND MY CHILDREN AND MARRIED TO A ILLEGAL AND WE PAID ALOT OF MONEY FOR HIM TO TRY TO GET A VISA AND STILL CANT RECEIVE CAUSE OF WHEN HE ILLEGAL ENTER AS A TEEN. SO HE HAS TO STAY IN MEXICO FOR 10 YEARS WHICH ITS NOT FAIR AND IT JUST CHEATS PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR MONEY AND FAMILY OF BEING TOGETHER. YES HE NEEDS AMNESTY TO GET RID OF THE 10 YEAR BAN. SO WE CAN HAVE OUR LIFE BACK TOGETHER JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. UNITED STATES IS MADE OF ALL RACES.

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      People who break the law should NOT have their crimes forgiven because they marry an American or have U.S.-born kids. What other criminals get a “get out of jail free” card because they’re married to Americans or have American kids?

      You took the risk of marrying an illegal alien, presumably knowing he was here illegally. YOU CHOSE to marry him, just as he CHOSE to remain here illegally instead of returning to his homeland before age 18. If you want to have a life with him, I’d suggest you move your family to Mexico.

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    Legal Latin Lady on

    1.Forget Reform (AMNESTY)
    2.No AMNESTY!
    3.Enforce present LAW,nothing wrong with it!
    4.Let ICE loose and do their JOB!
    5.Federal E-VERIFY,at once!,and like Mr.Romney said no jobs=SELF DEPORTATION (Am a Democrat) .

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    Enforce our present immigration laws, make sactuary cities obey federal law and politicians responsible for aiding and abetting law breakers. Secure our borders by completing the double fence and instead of worring about using drones to kill American citizens without due process, increase drone patrols along along our borders. Tell Mexico to do their part and discourage illegal crossings and provide for theri poor. In the meantime, place the National Guard there, instead of having all these soldiers in foreign lands that do not serve our best interest, save billions of dollars.

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    richard harris on

    Was it back in 2007 when the Republican senators last tried to collaborate with the democrats on amnesty? Do you remember how we stopped it? Massive telephone calling to lawmakers by the constituents. That might be what we have to do this time as well. We need to place so many calls that we shut down the telephones in the lawmakers’ offices.

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    Living With Open Eyes on

    I normally don’t ever agree with Ann Coulter but in the article above I’m with her 100%. There is no reason we can’t build a wall between between the USA and Mexico. China built longer walls around their country hundreds of years ago with only manpower and animal power.