Border Bill Can Become the Amnesty Trojan Horse

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Border Bill Can Become the Amnesty Trojan Horse

“Believing that they won the recent shutdown fight, President Obama and the Democrats think they have momentum to browbeat the House into passing some version of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty that was approved by the Senate in June,” says Mark Krikorian in National Review.

“Representative Paul Ryan has been actively working to help the president achieve his chief goal for the second term. Many conservatives fear that Speaker Boehner and the rest of the House GOP leadership share Ryan’s desire to pass a bill that would legalize the present 11 million–plus illegal aliens and double future legal immigration.”

“The House Homeland Security Committee has already passed the bill that is intended as the vehicle that will head to conference, where the Senate bill will get folded into it. That Trojan-horse legislation is H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, authored by Representative Mike McCaul (R., Texas), chairman of the committee. But the first sign of trouble comes when you note one name on the list of the bill’s original co-sponsors: Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), a vice chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

Evangelical Groups Differ on Immigration

“One branch of the evangelical Christian community knows what it wants up next on America’s political agenda: comprehensive immigration reform. Another would prefer what it calls ‘Biblical immigration.’ As Congress turns back to the business of governing ahead of the holidays, the two sides are ramping up their rhetoric–and their lobbying–with dueling interpretations of the gospels’ guidance,” says Time Magazine.

“Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration argue that taking care of home should trump what they consider blind acceptance of foreigners. They have been openly critical of the Senate immigration bill that passed the upper chamber in late June. Kelly Kullberg, the leader of what she says is an ‘ad hoc movement of citizens’ behind Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, says the Senate bill would grant blanket amnesty.”

Community Organizer Arrested Over Past Bombing in Israel

“An Arab-American community activist from the Chicago suburbs was arrested Tuesday on immigration charges for allegedly lying about her conviction for a deadly bombing more than 40 years ago in Israel,” the AP reported.

“Odeh works as an associate director at the Arab American Action Network, a Chicago-area nonprofit group that advocates for new immigrants and tries to combat anti-Muslim and anti-Arab prejudice, according to its director, Hatem Abudayyeh. According to the network’s website, Odeh has a law degree and has worked as a lawyer. It says one of her focuses has been working with domestic-violence groups and addressing various women’s issues.”

What Should Visas Cost to Recoup Costs to America?

Reihan Salan takes a look at different pricing schemes for visas at National Review Online.

“[Dallas Federal Reserve economist Pia Orrenius and Professor Madeline Zavodny of Agnes Scott College] suggest that the minimum price for a high-skill permit be much higher than that for a low-skill permit. Given that demand for high-skill permits is quite high, this makes intuitive sense. It is also true, however, that the net cost associated with low-skill immigration is likely to be somewhat higher than for high-skill immigration. This is particularly true if we factor in the cost of educating the children of immigrants, and if we assume that on average the children of low-skill immigrants tend to require more resources to achieve the same results as the children of high-skill immigrants,” he says.

Progressives Not Getting Behind Zuckerberg on Amnesty?

“Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has announced a hackathon for young undocumented immigrants as part of a major pro-immigration reform lobbying offensive. His well-funded FWD.us and other top Silicon Valley groups hope to capitalize on Republicans’ shutdown-induced political weakness by offering comprehensive immigration reform as a path back into voters’ good graces. Progressive supporters of immigration reform should be wary, however: Mark Zuckerberg is not your friend,” says Alex Collazo at Policymic.com.

 

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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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  1. avatar

    WE HAVE LET SO MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES SEND THEIR PEOPLE, GOOD, BAD AND OTHERWISE HERE, NOW WE THE BORN HERE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED MUST GIVE THEM FOOD ,SHELTER AND ANYTHING THEY ASK FOR IS A BUNCH OF CRAP. IF THEY ARE NOT WORKING FOR A LIVING THEN THEY GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND TAKE THEIR FAMILY WITH THEM. NO MORE FREE LOADING ON FOOD STAMPS, FREE HOUSING ,FREE HEALTH CARE. PUT A STOP GAP NOW. TAKE BACK THE BIRTHRIGHTS GIVEN TO US FROM MOTHERS, FATHERS AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE U.S.A. IMMIGRATION IS EATING UP OUR MONEY, RIGHTS AND LOVE OF COUNTRY.

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    this IS FOR Pres Obama …will you the Pres that saved Amercia or the one cause the break up of Amercia ….we here in OHIO are not mad ..we are MAD AS HELL ..if you go ahead and give the millions of MEXCIOAN;S who are breaking every law on the books OHIO will be signing to break away from Amercia and be our own COUNTRY where we will enforce our laws and as the saying go’s as OHIO go’s so go’s the nations…….YOU AND YO ALONE CAN STOP THE BREAKUP OF Amercia by enforceing the laws that are on the book’s now John ……

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    Michael J. Marsalek on

    Americans overwhelmingly approve of legal immigration and welcome legal immigrants. Despite government claims to the contrary, America has a reasonable and very fair immigration process that has served the country well for many years when it enforced. Both political parties have deliberately stopped enforcing the nation’s immigration laws and moved to prevent the states from enforcing the federal laws and/or passing local legislation to curb illegal immigration, each for different political reasons. The U.S. immigration system encourages and rewards illegal immigration and guarantees illegal aliens the ability to hide in plain sight. Fortunately, there is a very simple solution to the very complicated illegal immigration problem. The government’s greatest concern is what to do with the 20 million or so illegal aliens that are in the country. The government claims that it is impossible to deport such a huge number of illegal aliens. The simple solution is to reduce or eliminate the programs and benefits that attract illegal aliens which would save the American taxpayers hundreds of billion dollars each year. Also, since all Americans are mandated under penalty of law to have or purchase health insurance; so should illegal aliens be required to prove they have or actually purchase health insurance without the benefit of taxpayer subsidies or they should face immediate deportation. It would be most helpful to require that all non-English speaking people in the U.S. be required to carry official photo ID which indicate their citizenship or legal residency status. And in the interest of family cohesion, children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens should be granted citizenship automatically when they turn 18 years of age or are otherwise emancipated from their parents with their own visible means of support.

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    The link to Policymic.com notes Mark Zuckerberg asking the question why do we kick out 40% of math and science grads who are not US citizens “after we pay to educate them”. The real question should be why we are educating them in the first place at our TAXPAYER funded colleges. Not all are “kicked out” by any means. A lot simply return home because their governments paid for them to come here. {Think China} How dumb are we to educate our competition.

    And the American people WANT border security. So the Republicans are going to give in on THAT issue because they were dumb enough to tie Obamacare to shutting down the government? Which only made them look foolish. Sticking together on tough enforcement is a WINNING issue.

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