Business Lobby Targets GOP for Late October Amnesty Push
“While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes – and using their financial might – to press House Republicans to bring legislation overhauling the immigration system to a vote,” McClatchyDC.com reports.
“The well-organized groups are led by some of the biggest names in business, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They’ve set their sights on GOP lawmakers from Southern states like North Carolina, Texas and Florida, and have recruited local business leaders and chambers of commerce to deliver a unified message that immigration legislation is crucial to the success of local economies.”
Obama Says Amnesty Vote Should Follow Debt Ceiling Raise, Shutdown End
“President Obama vowed Tuesday that he would pursue an immigration reform vote in the House the “day after” Congress reached an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling,” The Hill reported.
“‘Once that’s done, you know, the day after — I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on [amnesty],’ Obama told Univision’s Los Angeles affiliate. ‘And if I have to join with other advocates and continue to speak out on that, and keep pushing, I’m going to do so because I think it’s really important for the country. And now is the time to do it.'”
Illegal Alien Employed As ‘Navigator’ Of Obamacare Program in New York?
“Americans were outraged after the Obama Administration denied access to the WWII memorial for veterans – but allowed illegal aliens to hold a rally for amnesty on the “closed” National Mall. Americans were also angered last week after the Healthcare.gov ObamaCare website, which cost $634 million to build (half a billion dollars over budget), utterly failed to work. Now it has emerged that an illegal alien in New York is serving as an Obamacare navigator, according to the Center for Immigration Studies,” says Standwitharizona.com.
“According to the CIS report, Maria Marroquin – identified as an illegal alien as recently as March 2013 – from Peru is also the ‘Health Education Organizer’ for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY). ROC-NY is listed as a subcontractor for the ‘New York Health Benefit Exchange: In-Person Assistors and Navigators.'”
NJ Gov. Christie Flip-Flops on Tuition Break for Illegal Aliens
“On Saturday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) said for the first time that he would try to pass the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act — a bill that grants undocumented immigrants the chance to pay the lower in-state tuition rates. He plans to push for the legislation during the state legislature’s lame duck session. His public support reverses his previous opposition to granting in-state tuition at public colleges to so-called DREAMers, undocumented students who were illegally brought to the country by their parents,” says ThinkProgress.