Amnesty Opponents Need to Be Vocal This August

Amnesty Opponents Need to Be Vocal This August

“Both pro- and anti-legalization forces in the immigration fight will be trying to make their cases to House members-especially Republican members-during the August recess. But here’s the fundamental asymmetry in this debate-the pro-legalization forces don’t really need to show up. The anti-legalizers do. Pro-side Democrats can be distracted (by the need to defend Obamacare, for example) or they can just be lazy and unmotivated. As long as the antis are also unmotivated, legalization will win. Tie goes to the border-jumper,” says Mickey Kaus at the Daily Caller.

“I doubt even these GOP leaders themselves know what they’re going to do in the coming months, or maybe even what they want to end up with. But it’s clear they face pressure to pass a legalization bill-and that the pressure is internal, not external.”

Amnesty Supporters Arrested Outside Capitol

“Roughly 40 leaders and activists from immigration, union, and other advocacy groups were arrested in a sit-in protest that snarled traffic near the Capitol Thursday in a show of pressure on the GOP-led House to act on comprehensive immigration reform.
Among the activists arrested during the midday protest just outside the Cannon House Office Building were top officials from the AFL-CIO, the Campaign for Community Change, the Service Employees International Union, Communications Workers of America and the United Farm Workers. Those arrested have been charged with blocking passage of the street Capitol Police Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in an email,” Politico reports.

Former Bush Official Says Amnesty Needed

“Republican leaders, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, are pressing the party to embrace a comprehensive immigration plan. But many House Republicans want to increase border security first and are wary of any policy that could create a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants who are currently in the country without proper authorization. Now, a new group is hoping to tip the balance. It’s called Republicans for Immigration Reform,” NPR reports.

“That group has collected the signatures of more than 100 GOP donors – including Karl Rove and former Vice President Dan Quayle – on a letter urging conservative lawmakers to, quote, fix our broken immigration system, unquote. The effort is spearheaded by Carlos Gutierrez, who served as Secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush.”

Comments

  1. Its Time to be Pro-active Against Amnesty

    Not only write your representatives….spread the word….the NWO influence means to destroy America.

  2. avatar giatny says:

    I see no organization for the anti-amnesty groups to activate in August. Where are the
    town halls or other events to voice opposition to amnesty? The pro-amnesty groups are
    well organized to disrupt any GOP gatherings that might be anti. The RNC is a pathetic
    joke.

  3. avatar john winthrop says:

    You guys are so close-minded…………WE DO NEED IMMIGRATION REFORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need to know who is in, leaving and coming………………..else we will be easy target for people that hate us.

  4. avatar cynthia curran says:

    That group has collected the signatures of more than 100 GOP donors – including Karl Rove and former Vice President Dan Quayle – on a letter urging conservative lawmakers to, quote, fix our broken immigration system, unquote. The effort is spearheaded by Carlos Gutierrez, who served as Secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush.”
    Look at the usual group.

  5. avatar Leland says:

    McCain is issuing a “warning” to the GOP that they will lose in 2016 if they don’t get behind immigration reform, aka amnesty.

    How hugely ironic coming from the man who made what was probably the BIGGEST mistake in American political history. He campaigned for the GOP nomination for years, finally gets it in 2008, and throws away his election chances by picking Sarah Palin as his VP. Like her or not, and she does not impress me, it was proven by the polls that a lot of independents and Democrats saw her as totally unprepared to be president.

    McCain had only met her once before briefly and had a two hour meeting with her prior to picking her. If he had made it known that he was seriously considering her, some of her shortcomings might have come to the surface and he probably would have backed off.

    Instead he saw himself as making some brilliant move that would get the dissatisfied Hillary voters, and it totally backfired. He had a good chance to make it a much closer election or even win, but he made a rash decision that went down badly with the voters. McCain giving advice on what the GOP needs to do is like someone offering to pilot the Titanic into the iceberg.

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