Business Lobby Busy Pushing Amnesty this Week

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Business Lobby Busy Pushing Amnesty this Week

“Heading to Washington to spend Tuesday urging House Republicans to take up a broad immigration overhaul, the team of Utah business leaders buttonholed several members of their state’s congressional delegation — Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, both Republicans, and Representatives Jim Matheson, a Democrat, and Chris Stewart, a Republican — as the lawmakers waited to board their flight Monday at the Salt Lake City airport,” the New York Times writes.

Pelosi Says Votes are There for Amnesty

“Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday there is a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives ready to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill, but she may never get the chance to prove it if GOP Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t bring a vote in the Republican-lead House,” the Washington Times writes.

“‘With 28 Republicans having publicly expressed support for a path to citizenship, we believe the votes are there on a bipartisan basis to pass a bill,’ she wrote on Facebook. ‘It’s just a question whether Speaker Boehner can muster the will to schedule a vote.'”

Sen. Cruz’s Opposition to Amnesty Moved Rubio

“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has shaped the view of Republican leaders on immigration reform, and his sway with grassroots conservatives will make passing comprehensive legislation significantly more difficult. Cruz scored a victory in the battle for the hearts and minds of his party over the weekend when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) backed away from the Senate’s overhaul of immigration laws,” The Hill reports.

“GOP leaders, after President Obama’s reelection last year, sounded more open to moving broad legislation on immigration, but their interest in doing so has waned as Cruz’s power has grown.”

Arrests at NY, Florida Amnesty Protests

“Ten people — including a bishop, a nun and a pastor — were busted in Manhattan on Tuesday as they rallied for Congress to move on stalled [amnesty]. The activists, holding up signs with House Speaker John Boehner’s photo and the words ‘Speaker Boehner stop your family separation agenda’ blocked traffic on W. Houston St. near the immigration facility at 201 Varick St,” the NY Daily News says.

“The 15 people arrested Tuesday at an immigration-reform rally in downtown Orlando are bonding out of jail Wednesday morning. Over half of the people arrested on charges of unlawful assembly have bonded out. The remaining arrestees are expected to be out of jail by noon today,” the Orlando Sentinel writes.

 

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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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  1. avatar
    Nancy Cuddeback on

    If you think things are going to get worse with an amnesty, just wait until our corrupt government passes the next free trade agreement. It’s called the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND IT’S NAFTA ON STERIODS. GET USED TO LIVING IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY BECAUSE THAT IS OUR UNFORTUNATE FUTURE.

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    Diana Reichardt on

    Of course businesses want the illegals to have amnesty. They can hire them and pay a low salary and folks born and raised can just forget about getting a job. Especially one that pays a fair wage!!! Send the illegals home and enforce our laws as they stand!!! If t;hey want to be here they can come in the front and do it the right way. If not, Stay home!!

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    go ahead and pass that bill and then OHIO will sign the papers to leave Amercia and to become our own country and to enforce our laws and kick out those don;t belong..

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    Let’s downsize this issue with the immigration problem american is facing in order
    to understand it better. Take one intruder breaking into your home demanding
    your savings, your benefits, your social security checks we’ve earned over the
    years and instead of the government fined them, then deport them back to
    where they came from, the government decides to exploit the situation by
    rewarding the intruder, give him what he wants at our expense, then run on
    his own campaign gaining another vote from the intruder to secure his own job
    while I’m standing in the unemployment line trying to get mine.

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    cynthia curran on

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has shaped the view of Republican leaders on immigration reform, and his sway with grassroots conservatives will make passing comprehensive legislation significantly more difficult. Cruz scored a victory in the battle for the hearts and minds of his party over the weekend when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) backed away from the Senate’s overhaul of immigration laws,” The Hill report+
    Cruz is sneaky, he really wants to legalized folks for cheap labor because he said so in his interview in the New York Times. He also wants to get rid of the caps on Mexico and other countries for legal immigration. I don’t trust him, but the Tea Party based caused him to changed course.

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    The answer is SO SIMPLE……………………let the process begin and vote to happen…………..The American Way….BUT Boehner has hijacked Congress committing a political terrorist act to THE PEOPLE by not putting the Bill up for vote.

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    Business lobby pushing amnesty this week.—Just what does it cost these days to buy a Senator or a Congressman? Money? Votes? If we are to have our nation destroyed by third world masses, at least let us know the details. Just what does it take for our elected officials to allow the crimes, the draining of our social and natural resources, the destruction of our language and culture and our very way of life? We’re owed an explanation. And, please don’t insult our intelligence by telling us that “it’s the right thing to do.” Right for whom? Certainly not for the millions of unemployed Americans, nor the rest of us who are witnessing the “fundamental change” of our once-proud country.

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      Business Lobby in America

      Doesn’t mean “primarily” domestic ownership anymore like the good old heydays….in today’s austere economy its a lot of foreign influence running/destroying our country.

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