Immigration Headlines – Dec 21, 2015

Bush Criticizes Cruz on Immigration

“Add Jeb Bush to the list of Ted Cruz critics on immigration. The former Florida governor pounced on new questions about whether Cruz flip-flopped from supporting a path of legalization to now opposing it,” CNN says.

“Holding his fourth and final town hall in New Hampshire on Saturday, Bush spelled out his position favoring legal status for undocumented immigrants after they pay a fine and meet a wide array of criteria.”

Three Oregon Ballot Initiatives Possible

“Three Republican lawmakers are sponsoring ballot measure proposals to address illegal immigration in Oregon, riling Latino advocates and adding to a November 2016 ballot that could already end up heaped with contention,” the Oregonian reports.

“Their three proposals would make English the state’s official language, require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote, and make employers verify workers’ legal status.”

Immigration Absent from Democratic Debate

“Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley closed with nods to immigration reform, as ABC forgot to ask directly.Sanders touched on his immigrant roots and talked about his father coming to the United States from Poland. O’Malley uttered the phrase “path to citizenship.” But these passing mentions do not add up to a substantive policy discussion,” the New Republic says.

Blind to Real Threats

“In a sense, liberals are extremely religious. They adhere to a set of dogmas that must be unquestioningly believed under peril of excommunication. ObamaCare is good, voter ID is evil, abortion is good, possession of guns is evil, diversity is good, restricting immigration is evil, and so on. If you dare to challenge any of those sacred commandments, you will be promptly defriended,” says Paul Shlichta.

“And yet, a doctrine is valid only if the logical principle behind it is valid. Liberals seem to be unaware of the curious inconsistency between their positions on gun control and immigration.”

Visa Approval For Malik Was “Sloppy”

“San Bernardino jihadi Tashfeen Malik’s fiancée visa was “sloppily approved” by U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Saturday,” the Daily Caller wrote.

“Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, reviewed Malik’s visa application and determined that USCIS failed to verify whether the Pakistani national had met her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, in person before applying for the K-1 fiancée visa.”

Why Are Elites So Bent on Amnesty?

“Despite many politicians and powerful interests pushing to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, that open-borders endgame remains a political third rail, incinerating the careers of those who touch it,” says John Hayward at Breitbart.

“The sixth year of George W. Bush’s presidency was derailed by amnesty, as was Barack Obama’s fifth year. Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor’s once-promising career was incinerated by the amnesty third rail. Amnesty was a factor in the Democrat’s loss of the Senate in 2014 and may well be the reason they can’t get it back in 2016.”

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  1. Trump is Stealing Independent Democrat Poor Votes Too

    Latino and African Americans too….they’re sick of the overpopulation stealing their scarce jobs. The MSM will NEVER admit this.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    We need more of the ballot initiatives like in Oregon. Because you can never trust the politicians to keep their word. In the 2010 elections in Florida Rick Scott won for governor by promising e verify for every job. Predictably, afterward he suddenly discovered that business objected and he withdrew the proposal. He knew all along they would and he lied when he said he would support it. Just like Marco Rubio promised that year that he would never support amnesty. Another liar.

    Oregon is a very blue state, it hasn’t voted for a GOP presidential candidate in 30 years, and it’s legislature passed a measure that gave drivers licenses to illegals. A citizen petition drive put a measure on the ballot in 2014 that denied those licenses. It passed by a 2 to 1 margin. If a blue state like Oregon overwhelmingly supports that, it would surely pass in many other states. And once the voters have passed it, only they can withdraw it by a repeal vote. We need to stop relying on the word of politicians because we know they almost all lie on the issue of immigration, with the exception of a few.