McCain, Giuliani Try to Influence Romney’s Immigration Policy

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While Mitt Romney is wrapped up discussing foreign policy on an overseas trip, his former Republican presidential foes are busy trying to reshape his immigration policy. Two stories over the weekend suggest that Senator John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are mentioned as attempting to influence, and perhaps even rewrite, Candidate Romney’s immigration stance.

In an interview with Spanish news agency EFE, Giuliani said he was confident that a President Romney would pass immigration reform, provided he has a Republican Congress. Though vague regarding what kind of “immigration reform” he meant, Giuliani implied that Romney might support amnesty for “the undocumented who are living here and who comply with the laws and are working.”

McCain’s influence on Romney’s immigration plans served as the lead paragraph for Howard Kurtz’s Newsweek/Daily Beast story “John McCain Stages Romney Intervention.” Kurtz writes that McCain’s involvement began after the former governor suggested self-deportation as an option for illegal aliens during a Republican primary debate. Apparently McCain and fellow amnesty advocate Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) felt it was necessary to tell Romney “to tone down the rhetoric,” lest he lose coveted Hispanic voters.

For his part, Romney has largely avoided laying out his immigration policy since securing the Republican nomination, even in the midst of a Supreme Court decision in Arizona’s SB 1070 and President Obama’s executive amnesty. However, there is little doubt that the subject will come up during the presidential debate – the first of which is slated for October 3.

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Content written by former Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.

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    Dave Francis on

    Clandestine plans that grant amnesty to even MORE illegal’s if Obama wins in November—all done through Prosecutorial discretion and agency directives to serve the Obama Socialist-Marxist agenda.

    1. New limitations for agents on apprehending illegal aliens, who will be opposing component of what they will call the “vulnerable population.” Vulnerable defined as anyone who provides support to minor children, parents or other dependants and those who have medical or mental health needs. That means this government will add to the American population of poverty, that US taxpayers will be forced to financially support.

    2. It would no longer be legal to detain a foreign individual on the premises or in the vicinity of more than 20 public places – and don’t dare try to apprehend the pregnant or disabled illegal’s. States are already forced by unfunded mandates to cater to anybody who enters America illegally, which is free health care, education for their children, low cost housing and a barrage of other welfare programs denied to citizens.
    3. Caps would be removed on highly restricted visas.

    4. Registration of illegals would be snatched from Congress and positioned with an agency in the executive branch. In other words if President Obama gets a second term, we will not be far off from being a Communist state, without ‘Checks and Balances’.

    5. Registering new illegal’s as voters. (Which the Liberal have a great record of doing, including notorious ACORN group—prosecuted but still very active?) There is already none citizens are voting whether intentionally or not and this could be a major determination especially in close races nationwide. This has already happening as any reader can discover if they surf the Internet under “Voter Fraud”.

    6. Government-funded, neighborhood-based programs to assimilate the newly amnestied immigrants into society, including education centers and health care hubs.

    7. A 21st century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new federal jobs.

    8. Swiping control of the military budget from Congress by placing an ”independent panel” in charge of military spending—while slashing our defense budget to a dangerous situation, where this country would be less protected from the enemies in the Middle East and around the world.

    9. The enacting single-payer health care legislation control, headed by the federal government; the same federal government that has never run a successful program in its own history? IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE, YOU SHOULD GO TO TEA PARTY DOT ORG.

    Shoving ObamaCare—the health care plan NO ONE sought, down our throats; Slapping Americans with the biggest tax in the history of our nation; Applauding the advances of the Muslim Brotherhood; Demanding government-paid abortions and blowing away religious freedom; Forbidding domestic oil, natural gas and coal production; Approving drones to fly over country; Defunding NASA and the space programs; Waging war on Libya without a cause; Demanding the U.N. obtain out guns; Taking on the second amendment, threatening again, our right to bear arms; Running up the largest deficit in the history of America; Giving BILLIONS to solar companies that have since gone bankrupt and other so called green companies; Refusing to visit Israel, throwing the Jewish people under the bus; Giving illegal’s a free ride on the backs of hardworking citizens and legal residents.

    Further appointing 45 “czars” into office, whose doctrines are mostly Communist; Putting the enforcement of ObamaCare in the hands of…the IRS; Sucking at the trough, taking 19 vacations in 3 years on ‘THE PEOPLE’S tax dollars; Spending tens of billions in taxpayer dollars and breaking legally binding contracts to give Obama’s union buddies a big, fat payoff; Stimulating NOTHING with his stimulus plans except the wallets of big wigs on Wall Street—and his own narcissistic ego; 8% unemployment for 40 straight months; $4 billion in new debt EVERY DAY; Spending, spending, spending while lying and telling Americans we need to cut spending. NEED THE TEA PARTY SAY MORE..?

    Two extremely urgent policies that the TEA PARTY would insist on being passed though the Senate and House of Representatives, if enough of the TEA PARTY leadership can gain seats in Congress? With plenty of these moderate conservatives and true believers in our U.S. Constitution these laws would be enacted, opening up millions of jobs for low income Blacks, Hispanics, Whites Asians and all other legally here nationalities. It is passed time we enacted the ‘Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) and the Birthright citizenship Act (H.R.140)? Isn’t it time that the state of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and other in the 50 states, begin the removal of all pro-illegal alien lawmakers? Every state should be able to keep its public assistance money, instead of forced by insane unfunded mandates to pay for illegal aliens and their children?

    Has anybody been noticing the rise in criminal activity around the country? Illegal alien drunk driving offenses have grown with hundreds of fatalities. Read the statistics on the crime rates in every community or city at ‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration dot com or at immigrationcounters dot com. Daily thousands of innocent Americans are faced with homicides, kidnappings, home invasion and attacks on children and women. Even the Liberal press is broadcasting today, that one in six of foreign status are re-arrested for another crime.

    All those policy makers who bend the knee to the 20 million plus illegal aliens will be under an assault, when the TEA PARTY becomes an overall majority in the Republican Party. Every law that has been circumvented by Justice Department such as Sanctuary Cities and State policies, those elected officials will be held accountable. Chain migration and the never ending flood of sponsored immigrants will be re-assessed, as this ends up a taxpayer burden. The DREAM ACT will also be re-evaluated in the near future. Also not condemned by the mainstream Liberal Press, or Socialist Senator Reid of Nevada in the forefront refusing to terminate the annual payout of $4.600.000.000.000 taxpayers’ money in child tax refunds to illegal aliens, with many children not even residing in America. Then another estimated 35 Billion dollars from illegal workers transferred to banks outside the United States, not invested in our nation? LEARN ABOUT THE CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON AT JUDICIAL WATCH DOT ORG. INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THIS SILENT CONSPIRACY AT NUMBERSUSA.DOT COM.