Spanish Language GOP State of the Union Response Calls for Amnesty


sotu_responsesFollowing President Obama’s final State of the Union speech Tuesday night, Republicans offered two different responses – and the differences between them reveal why many GOP voters no longer trust their party leaders on immigration.

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) delivered separate speeches in English and Spanish. When touching on immigration, Gov. Haley gave the “we must fix our broken immigration system” line that has been used ad nauseam by both parties to obfuscate their true intentions on the issue. However, Rep. Diaz-Balart was far more overt in calling for amnesty, saying we must “find a legislative solution” and “offer a permanent and humane solution to those who live in the shadows.”

Below is a brief comparison of the English and Spanish versions, as translated by The Miami Herald. Keep in mind that Gov. Haley admitted House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) approved her speech, so it’s safe to assume that the Spanish version received similar approval.

Haley in English:

At the same time, that does not mean we just flat out open our borders. We can’t do that. We cannot continue to allow immigrants to come here illegally. And in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees whose intentions cannot be determined.

We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.

Diaz-Balart in Spanish:

At the same time, it’s obvious that our immigration system needs to be reformed. The current system puts our national security at risk and is an obstacle for our economy.

It’s essential that we find a legislative solution to protect our nation, defend our borders, offer a permanent and humane solution to those who live in the shadows, respect the rule of law, modernize the visa system and push the economy forward.

You can view the speeches in their entirety here:

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RJ Hauman joined FAIR in 2015, bringing valuable legislative, regulatory, and political experience to the Government Relations department. He is responsible for reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations, as well as building and maintaining relationships with Capitol Hill staff. During his time on Capitol Hill, RJ gained immigration policy experience as an aide to former Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), who chaired the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. RJ holds a B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University.

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    • avatar No Change says:

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      • avatar SecBorders says:

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        • avatar No Change says:

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  3. avatar Jose L. says:

    “I’m very angry because our country is being run horribly and I will gladly accept the mantle of anger. Our military is a disaster. Our healthcare is a horror show. Obamacare, we’re going to repeal it and replace it. We have no borders. Our vets are being treated horribly. Illegal immigration is beyond belief. Our country is being run by incompetent people. And yes, I am angry.”
    Donald J. Trump – Republican Presidential Candidate

    • avatar Leland says:

      Trump also mentioned in this last debate how Boeing is going to build a plant in China because of pressure from their government to withhold orders if they don’t. This is a common tactic by the Chinese to blackmail American companies to put factories in China or else they can’t do any business there.

      • avatar SecBorders says:

        And this has military applications because the US Navy’s new P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft is a modified Boeing 737. This is about as intelligent as using our best universities to train China’s engineers that in the future will build their new weapons, not to mention all the technology they steal from our universities while here. Yeah, we’re smart.

        • avatar Leland says:

          Absolutely. Obviously we have to deal with China in one way or another, but anyone with an ounce of common sense knows they are not our friends in the least. It’s no secret that they are stealing our technology in every way possible. We train our enemies to compete with us.

          • avatar No Change says:

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          • avatar Leland says:

            Talk may be cheap but who else is doing it? What other candidate besides Trump goes after China. At least HE brings it up. Another logic failure on your part.

          • avatar No Change says:

            Leland you said it…”at least he brings it up”…you just graduated as a just a little better but AT LEAST not just good enough citizen….: YOU are the failure……..

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          • avatar No Change says:

            THERE IS NO AT LEAST……..you know what will happen but voters like you made this country the way it is…….if all would vote and would go independent this would have never happened…and politicians would be more focused in doing the job right and we would have fewer people like you complaining for nothing and ruining this place with your pathetic votes…..at least HA!!!

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    • avatar No Change says:

      So Jose you re so unhappy of our country…WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR IT?……..so that we can benefit fro it not just paying taxes…..no need to answer…..the answer is NOTHING….you just surf the countries benefits like most….

      WAKE UP do something…become a politician or a business owner and stop winning liken old woman or man without any future……….stop being a quitter!!!!

  4. avatar Jose L. says:
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  7. avatar Jose L. says:

    Rep. Jody Hice has introduced H.R. 604, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, a bill that would would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending chain migration.
    Chain migration is the process where seemingly endless “chains” of foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate to the United States, since our laws allow citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their non-nuclear, adult family members. It is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple since the 1960s. This bill would reduce overall immigration to the United States by over 111,000 per year. This legislation is all the more important with more and more Members of Congress talking about amnestying illegal aliens.
    Please send a fax and urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Nuclear Family Priority Act.

    • avatar Simply Sara says:

      Agreed. The ending of family reunification has been promised and debated for years. Take action now!
      As for Jose’s Spanish version of the Republic response of the speech —————
      We will deal with “illegal immigration” fairly and humanely and buy one way “never return” tickets back to your country of origin.
      Problem solved!

    • avatar No Change says:

      Well Jose this is where you rope ends…….how did you come here? or your parents….if they enact that law….it should be retroactive to you as well…..what is Fair is fair….look at yourself at the mirror Pal……

    • avatar No Change says:

      Now you are being silly even Sara’s family came that way here so all of you should be deported including myself. you guys are pathetic!!!

  8. avatar Jose L. says:
  9. avatar Jose L. says:

    Time to unseat the illegal immigrant amnesty supporting Senators ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. avatar Jose L. says:

    NO, WE CAN’T LONGER WELCOME NEW REFUGEES NOR PROVIDE AMNESTY TO ILLEGALS WHILE AMERICAN WAGES KEEP ON DEPRECIATING IN THE NAME OF AMNESTY AND NEW REFUGEES. IT’S TIME TO STOP BOTH LEGAL AND ILLEGAL CHAIN MIGRATION ASAP BECAUSE IMMIGRATION IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • avatar No Change says:

      I defended you once but i was wrong…….how did you or your parents come to the US> who gives you the right to to judge people you know nothing about? BE CAREFUL WITH KARMA……

  11. avatar Richard A. says:

    “The current system …. is an obstacle for our economy.”
    It’s essential that we find a legislative solution to….modernize the visa system and push the economy forward.”

    These are code phrases which mean that we should allow the business community to determine US immigration policy.

  12. avatar Joel Wischkaemper says:

    Look at the costs of amnesty for just the illegal aliens in this country from Latin American Countries, and the estimates run in the trillions of dollars. Congress could not obey the rule of law, could not fund the Immigration Service, could not provide the equipment required to police the border, and now they want an amnesty that will cost trillions of dollars in taxpayer money. The Democrats just couldn’t leave our money alone and we have a 19 trillion dollar national debt. Now we have a Republican saying more money.. more money.. give me the check book.

    Mr. Trump for President, please! HE actually plans to be humane to the American Citizens. We aren’t people in Washington, but Mr. Trump isn’t from Washington. I just love it.

  13. Nikki Hates Trump

    And even Lou Dobbs was appalled that after Obama’s State of the Union she sided with the open borders against Trump’s immigration enforcement stands as a Republican. The Dem/Reps are basically the same party, different Hollywood acts.

    Dem/Reps hate Trump, he’s for Free Speech against amnesty. I predict when the 2016 election dust settles and the MSM amnesty lies all go to pasture, Trump will steal 40% of the Democrat vote too. No one is predicting this, I will….its based on Democrats I talk to, most want Trump. Americans are fed up with the unemployment lies affecting their families in the name of open border justifications.