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McCain Plans to Campaign for Amnesty

“U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said he plans to spend time over Congress’s recess, scheduled to start Aug. 2, visiting House Republicans’ districts in Arizona to make the case for a comprehensive immigration bill,” says Bloomberg Government news.

“McCain, one of the authors of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration plan, said he is “guardedly optimistic” a measure can be enacted this year. The Arizona Republican spoke at a lunch sponsored by Bloomberg Government.”

GOP House Members Not Eager to Support Amnesty

“When Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor tries to persuade Republican colleagues to back comprehensive immigration reform, he says the responses are predictable. Many confide they’d like to support it, but given that a majority of GOP House members represent white districts, they lack a large Hispanic constituency clamoring for change. If they were to support reform, they fear, a primary challenger would use it as a club,” USA Today writes.

“Across Capitol Hill, U.S. senators serve entire states, many of which have large Hispanic populations. And with Latinos one of the fastest growing demographics in the country, senators foresee an increasing number of potential voters in their ranks. In the House, by contrast, Republicans represent only one-third of the country’s 33 million voting-age Hispanics, according to an Arizona Republic analysis of census data. And more than 70% of Republicans, or 169 out of 234 GOP members, represent districts where voting-age Hispanics make up less than 10% of the population.”

Unusual Coalitions Mark Immigration Debate

“The current opposition by House Republicans to the bipartisan immigration bill that passed the Senate might give the image of immigration as a left-right issue. It is not. As University of Oregon professor Daniel Tichenor put it in his acclaimed book, Dividing Line: The Politics of Immigration Control, immigration has been one of those vexing matters since the founding of the Republic that brings together ‘strange bedfellows,'” NPR says.

“On one side, the humanitarian left is united with the libertarian right and business groups in favoring the admission of more immigrants than come in legally today. On the other, many left-leaning labor unions and the populist right favor restricting the flow to levels lower than today’s.”

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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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    cynthia curran on

    McCain will be campaigning for amnesty? In other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. This is the same chronic liar who, along with his fellow travelers in the gang of 8, promised that enforcement would come first in this bill, and that does not happen, as usual.

    McCain was his usual dishonest self during his 2010 Senate primary when he had an opponent who was a hawk on immigration control. So with his big campaign bankroll McCain runs all these ads saying “just finish the dang fence”.

    Number one, when did he ever push that in the Senate? Two, once he got reelected he forgot all those finish the fence promises and started right back into pushing amnesty at any cost

    Worst than McCain is Jeff Flake, outside of immigration Jeff is pretty hard right on a lot of issues. The most conservative House Reps Jeff Flake was among Ron Paul John Schmitz and Dana Rohabacher. Schmitz I believe is died and Ron Paul is a lighter verison of Flake. Paul and his son always favor guest worker programs and opposed e-verify but have ties with the far right like Lew Rockwell and the John Birch Society. Ronabacher is one of the few of the hard right besides Tom Tancredo or Jeff Sessions that is good on the immigration issue without just talking about security the border. Tell this to Right Wing populist and they will always use the Rino label to people like Flake that are against the welfare state and want tax cuts but support amnesty.

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    cynthia curran on

    Average hourly wage $14.22 $11.10
    hourly wage $14.22 $11.10

    Earning poverty–level wage ($14.00/hour) 42% 14%
    Didn’t receive rest breaks 28% 46%

    Required to bring his/her own drinking water 29% 50%

    Experienced wage theft 11% 25%
    Experienced retaliation for trying to improve working conditions 7% 14%
    These are data on Texas construction work where 50 percent of the workforce is illegal. McCain campaign on this and another article stated that legalization will not eliminate exploitation. The worst figures are the illegal Hispanics versus native born.

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    cynthia curran on

    The Democratic are pushing the Republicans on the Hispanic vote because according to recent article the Democratic are trying to regain Kentucky, West Virginia or any more white rural region. Democratic stated on the recent results on white poverty going up that they need to get the votes in those states or regions. So, the Democratic get the Republicans to go after the Hispanic votes since in one rural district in California which is 60 percent Hispanic the Republicans won,however more whites voted for the Republican in the district than did the Hispanics. Going after the Hispanic vote means Republicans support lowering wages for Construction which a lot of blue collar whites do as well as native Hispanics.

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    The Boehner/Cantor version of the DREAM ACT must and will be defeated. Why should the federal government encourage people around the world thinking of coming to the U.S. illegally or overstaying their visas, to BRING THE KIDS with them? The worst kept secret in Washington D.C. is that Speaker John Boehner, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor support a massive general amnesty that includes granting U.S. citizenship to illegal immigrants. It is exasperating that these two leaders require a 24/7 blowtorch that is trained on their butts to keep them from openly joining the Obama/ GANG OF EIGHT amnesty crusade.

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      Hmmm, I thought his non-vetting of Sarah Palin was the start of his decline. He has got to go.

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    McCain will be campaigning for amnesty? In other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. This is the same chronic liar who, along with his fellow travelers in the gang of 8, promised that enforcement would come first in this bill, and that does not happen, as usual.

    McCain was his usual dishonest self during his 2010 Senate primary when he had an opponent who was a hawk on immigration control. So with his big campaign bankroll McCain runs all these ads saying “just finish the dang fence”.

    Number one, when did he ever push that in the Senate? Two, once he got reelected he forgot all those finish the fence promises and started right back into pushing amnesty at any cost.

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    It’s time for John to kiss his senate career goodbye! We’ve had more than enough of his demented illegal alien pandering, and making a living at U.S. taxpayers expense with his wayward reasoning.

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      John Winthrop on

      Kyle my apologies not to add the details I was wrong in my answer to you and yo are right about McCain. This is an interesting issue……………..the man flip flops all the time……..then there are the most conservatives( I call them fanatics) who have no idea ofr our demographics and the social face of the US…………so we have a House that is full of different centuries and mentalities out of touch with the rest of the country