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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sarah Palin Tweets Rubio '30 Pieces Of Silver' On Immigration'

by TEA Party, The Examiner: [Excerpt] On Friday, President Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to congratulate him on passage of the Gang of Eight immigration bill many conservatives say gives amnesty to illegal immigrants while ensuring one-party rule in Washington. Although Rubio did not answer the call, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the Florida Republican using a biblical reference to Judas Iscariot on Twitter.

"'Obama Calls Rubio to Congratulate Him on Immigration Reform' ...Hope it was worth 30 pieces of silver," she tweeted.

On Thursday, the Senate voted to pass the measure with an overwhelming 68-32 vote. Fourteen Republicans -- including Rubio -- joined with every Democrat present in voting for the amended bill.

Palin also warned House Republicans not to pass the Senate bill on Facebook.

"Great job, GOP establishment," she wrote. "You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks." [Fact Check: The majority of Republican (38) including all the Senate Republican leadership voted against the amnesty bill.]

Palin also said that Republicans did not lose the 2012 election due to the Hispanic vote.

Instead, she said Republicans lost working-class voters in swing states.

She also said Republicans "disrespect" Hispanic voters by assuming they want to ignore the rule of law. ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Senate Passes Amnesty Immigration Bill

What the Senate
Failed to Recognize!
ARRA News Service - Senate reconvened today and resumed consideration of S. 744, the immigration reform bill. They completed a series of three votes. Senators voted 100-0 to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation. The Senate then voted 68-32 to adopt the Judiciary Committee-reported substitute amendment to S. 744, as modified by previous amendments. The Senate then voted 68-32 to to pass the 1200 page immigration legislation.

Yesterday, the Senate voted 68-30 to waive all Budget Act points of order against S. 744 and its amendments, 69-29 to adopt the Leahy amendment as modified with the Corker-Hoeven language, and 67-31 to invoke cloture (cut off debate) on the Judiciary Committee-reported substitute amendment to S. 744, as modified by previous amendments.

While Speaker Boehner says the bill is dead on arrival at the House, He has said the House will propose its own immigration bill. If the Houses does develop and pass an immigration reform bill, it also will NOT become law. Instead, by acting the House bill will result in a "closed door" reconciliation process where the bill that come out of the process will not reflect the view of the majority of American citizens.

Besides all the Democrats, the following 14 Republican Senators voted for the bill: John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Marco Rubio ,(FL), Jeff Flake (AZ), Bob Corker (TN), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Jeffery Chiesa (NJ), Susan Collins (ME), Orrin Hatch (UT), Dean Heller (NV), Mark Kirk (IL), John Hoeven (ND), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Lamar Alexander (TN). Thirty-two Republicans voted against the measure including the Senate Republican Leadership. Noted was the split vote from the Arkansas delegation. Senator John Boozman (R) remained consistent and voted no, while Senator Mark Pryor (D) ignored the majority of his constituents and voted yes. Pryor is vulnerable and is up for re-election in 2014 as are Senators Mary Landrieu (LA) and Kay Hagan (NC). This is not the first time Pryor has voted against the majority of his constituents; he previously provided a deciding vote in the passing of Obamacare.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said today on the floor of the Senate: "It is not a bill that reflects a commitment to a lawful system of immigration in the future. We will admit dramatically more people than we ever have in our country’s history at a time when unemployment is high and the Congressional Budget Office have told us that wages, average wages will go down for 12 years, that gross domestic product per capita will decline for 25-plus years."

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated that immigration reform must “be grounded in real border security,” and have the support of the Republican majority to pass in the House. Boehner said: "Weeks ago, I – along with the Leader, and the Whip, and Chairman Goodlatte – issued a statement that I thought was pretty clear. But apparently, some haven’t gotten the message. The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We’re going to do our own bill, through regular order, and it’ll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people. For any legislation – including a conference report – to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members.

"Listen, immigration reform has to be grounded in real border security. That’s what the American people believe, and it’s a principle that our majority believes in as well. Chairman McCaul’s done a good job passing a border security bill. Chairman Goodlatte is doing good work over in the Judiciary Committee. And if immigration reform is going to work, it’s essential that the American people have the confidence that it’s being done correctly. That’s how the House will approach this issue."

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lookin' For Love -- In All The Wrong Places

by AF "Tony" Branco

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Speaker Boehner: Immigration Reform Must Be Grounded in Real Border Security

WASHINGTON, DC – At his weekly press briefing today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated that any immigration reform legislation passed by the House must “be grounded in real border security,” and pass with broad, bipartisan support to earn the confidence of the American people that it will work. Following are Speaker Boehner’s remarks:

“And finally, let me be clear about one thing: America needs to secure our borders and reform our immigration laws. But immigration reform must – I mean must – be grounded in real border security. That’s what the American people believe, and it’s a principle that this House majority will insist upon.

“And I’ve said for weeks that border security in the Senate bill is not sufficient to solve the problem. This week, the Congressional Budget Office agreed. It found that illegal immigration would only drop by 25 percent under the Senate plan. And I’ll just tell you, that will not cut it.

“Now, in my view, anything as far-reaching, as complex, and as permanent as immigration reform should not be enacted without broad bipartisan support. Every day as Obamacare is being implemented, Americans are reminded of what happens when you have big legislation rammed through Congress with minimum support. Americans’ confidence in their government is near an all-time low.

“So if immigration reform is going to work, it’s essential that we have the confidence of the American people and that it’s done the right way. First and foremost, that means confidence that our borders are secure; confidence that those who came here illegally are not given special treatment; confidence that hardworking taxpayers are being respected; and confidence that a majority of both parties have had their say and support the final product.”

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Immigration and Citizenship

by Kerby Anderson, Point of View: The upcoming vote on the immigration bill will certainly hinge on the citizenship provision. For some in the Senate and many in the House, it is objectionable. To understand, let’s consider the value of American citizenship.

For many people around the world, becoming a citizen of the United States is the highest achievement they could ever consider. It would be like winning the lottery. In fact, many enter into what looks like a lottery to see if they might have an opportunity to come to this country and eventually become a naturalized citizen. The best estimates are that about 4.6 million people around the world are on a waiting list to come to the United States and eventually become citizens.

The current immigration bill provides a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million people here illegally. Some crossed our borders illegally. Others came her legally and overstayed their visas. And still others are children who were born here to parents who were here illegally.

Critics of the citizenship provision rightly argue that everyone should play by the same rules. We wouldn’t put up with someone cutting ahead of us in line. We don’t want to reward bad behavior. Yet, that is what many fear will happen with a provision that provides a pathway to citizenship for people who broke the law and are here illegally. They jumped in line ahead of the millions overseas that have been waiting to legally come to this country. Their presence in this country began with a violation of the law. Either they broke the law or their parents broke the law.

Certainly something must be done. Some have talked about legalization and registration, without a pathway to citizenship. And in many cases, deportation is also a reasonable action. But conferring this valuable gift of citizenship on those here illegally seems like a violation of the basic principles of fairness and invites future immigrants to break the law in the hopes of gaining citizenship.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Political Ramifications of Amnesty Without Border Security

AF "Tony" Branco

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Congress Is Trying to Fool You on Immigration

Update: While the Senate may have passed their Immigration Amnesty Bill, The House has yet to act. All of the following comments by Heritage Foundation are still relevant.
By Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation:  Congress is trying to fool you.

Here’s how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress don’t want the public to see that. Instead, they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 years—and they move any costly items off into the future on purpose.

They did it with Obamacare—saved the budget bombshells for later. Now they’re trying to do it with immigration.

Yesterday, the CBO released its score of the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Heritage experts are still analyzing the full report, but a few things jumped out immediately. The Gang of Eight bill:

    WILL NOT stop illegal immigration – Despite promises of a secure border, the bill would slow future illegal immigration by only 25 percent, according to the CBO. In the next couple of decades, that means 7.5 million new illegal immigrants.
  • WILL drive down wages – For legal American workers, the CBO estimates the bill would drive down their average wages.
The bill will burden taxpayers with trillions of dollars in welfare and entitlement costs for the newly legalized immigrants under amnesty. Heritage’s Robert Rector explains:
S.744 provides only a temporary delay in eligibility to welfare and entitlements. Over time, S.744 makes all 18.5 million eligible for nearly every government program, including: Obamacare, 80 different welfare programs, Social Security and Medicare. When this occurs, spending will explode, but nearly all the real costs do not appear in the CBO score.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, explained how the Gang of Eight purposefully hid the true costs of the bill:
The bill’s drafters relied on the same scoring gimmicks used by the Obamacare drafters to conceal its true cost from taxpayers and to manipulate the CBO score. There is a reason why eligibility for the most expensive federal benefits was largely delayed outside the 10-year scoring window: to mislead the public. As Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, I asked CBO to provide a long-term estimate. Sadly, CBO did not provide the long-term estimate as requested.
Heritage's Derrick Morgan wrote yesterday about the CBO's selective time period:
The CBO report also does little to assuage concern that the amnesty portion of the bill would be very costly to U.S. taxpayers. It provides only a look at the first 10 years in any real detail. (It includes only a sketch of the second 10 years.)
Sessions added, “This bill guarantees three things: amnesty, increased welfare costs, and lower wages for the U.S. workforce. It would be the biggest setback for poor and middle-class Americans of any legislation Congress has considered in decades.”

It’s easy to get the result you want when you don’t have to account for a bill’s cost. That’s exactly what the Gang of Eight is trying to get away with. . . .

How to Read the CBO’s Scoring of the Immigration Bill
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sen. Durbin Praises Illegal Immigrant Going To Work For IBM While Many LEGAL Residents Are Unemployed

Family Security Matters: Next week, Martinez — who was one of the first 29 Dreamers in the United States who received a work permit and authorization to be in the country under the Obama administration’s deferred action program — will begin working for IBM in California. His first day on the job is June 19, four days after the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the deferred action program.

Watch Video with Sen. Dick Durbin praising illegal for getting a job at IBM. Tough luck for your legal son or daughter or the millions of other unemployed, underemployed, etc. They can get to the back of the line while illegals get priority.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Sen. Boxer: Take Money To Build Border Fence And Spend It On Immigrant Healthcare

by Warner Todd Huston: California Senator Barbara Boxer has a great idea. Let’s take all that darn money awayfrom border security and instead spend it on freebie healthcare for illegals. Great, huh?

This moron Democrat is planning on introducing an amendment to the Senate’s immigration bill that will redirect funds from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and spend it on entitlements to the illegals who will miraculously become full citizens with the Senate’s bill.

Current supporters of the amnesty bill claim that these new “citizens ” won’t be eligible for welfare and entitlements, but here comes Boxer to show us what Democrats really want to do. As it is, we already have illegals receiving $4 billion in government assistance a year. That will grow exponentially with this amnesty business.

And how are we to find all these people? We already know that Obama’s DHS can’t locate 266 dangerous criminal aliens already.

Boxer claims that her amendment will also be funded by the “fines” that these sudden Americanos will pay when applying for their citizenship. But, as in all government claims that massive amounts of tax dollars that will supposedly come from some new scheme, this won’t be likely occur. These “fines” will not likely amount to much if we ever see any of them, and the payments certainly would never be enough for a permanent new entitlement.

Boxer plans on her new freebie healthcare program to illegals to be a permanent program and even if the new citizens pay their “fines” it’ll be a one shot deal. Paid once and done. So, where will the rest of the money come from for the continuing freebie program? Yep, our taxes.

The current bill claims that these newly legalized people won’t be eligible for federal welfare programs for 15 years. But, naturally, Boxer’s amendment nixes that idea in favor of near immediate welfare assistance.

The fact is this bill will create two things, both likely permanent. First it will create a permanent underclass that will never really become Americans (as in assimilating as true, practicing Americans), people who will stay poor forever. Second it will create a permanent Democrat majority as this class of people clamor for ever more welfare and tax money for themselves… and will now wield the power of the vote to get it. And the Democrat Party will be happy to keep giving it to them in order to stay in power.

Worse we are seeing lie after lie from Democrats. Obama, for instance, has already lied when he claimed that the bill would require illegals to learn English.

The first solution to the immigration problem is to close off the southern border. Tight as a drum. Then we can start talking about what else to do with those that decide to stay here. It really is foolish to even bother talking about anything until that happens first.

What do you think of the path to citizenship? Me, I am not inherently against it, but this new plan is NOT the way to go.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks on the Senate Floor in Opposition to the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): "Speakout and speakout loudly to this bill designed for failure.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Press 1 For English | Immigration Bill

by Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families: Do you get as irritated as I do when you call a company -- your bank, a credit card company, the cable company -- and the first thing you have to do with the robot on the phone is press 1 for English? I don't want to have to press 1 for English in the English speaking United States of America!

But yesterday many people in Virginia probably wished they did have that button to push. In fact, I suspect many would have preferred a "mute" button when Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) went to the Senate floor and delivered his speech in support of the comprehensive immigration reform bill entirely in Spanish.

Kaine no doubt thought he was being really clever. But I am hard pressed to come up with a worse way to support this bill, which I don't. In fact, Kaine's stunt was even at odds with White House rhetoric.

This past weekend President Obama used his weekly radio address to promote the Senate's quasi-amnesty bill, citing among other things the requirement that illegal immigrants must learn English.

Yes, ironically enough, the immigration reform bill has such a provision. But many of us suspect that it will be widely ignored, just as the current English speaking requirement for citizenship is widely ignored. Why else would we be printing voting ballots in foreign languages?

Central to the broader immigration debate is the question of whether America is becoming balkanized. In some parts of the U.S.A. it is possible to grow up, go to school, do business, go home, watch TV and rarely hear English spoken.

Liberal Democrats like Tim Kaine evidently do not see this as a problem. But learning English is a great unifying factor in the process of assimilation -- of making immigrants Americans. And isn't that what we really want -- to welcome those who truly desire to become Americans?

Unfortunately, too many on the left are far more interested in making more Democrat voters whatever the consequences for America. Kaine's pandering was evidence of that sad fact.

Opponents of the immigration bill are probably in a stronger position as a result of Kaine's theatrics on the Senate floor. Eighty-four percent of Americans support making English our official language.

I would urge Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and others who support the bill to go to the Senate floor and make it clear that Kaine's "historic speech" was needlessly divisive and counterproductive, and that it sets a bad example for immigrants seeking to succeed in a country where English is, and must remain, the national language.

About That Immigration Bill…
Senate Democrats have claimed all year long that their goal was to draft a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would attract broad, bi-partisan support, even getting 70 votes or more. That was a laudable goal and one that would require a significant amount of Republican support.

But according to Politico, Democrat leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are now abandoning that strategy. Why? Because Reid and Durbin "don't believe they should make major concessions to conservatives -- mainly on issues such as border security."

In other words, when it comes to securing the border and preventing another wave of mass illegal immigration, this is a weak bill. Democrats know it and they are unwilling to fix it.

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is warning that the "Gang of 8" amnesty is repeating the same mistakes of the 1986 amnesty bill. Grassley should know. "I voted for it and I acknowledge that what we did in 1986, we got it wrong. We can't afford to make the same mistakes," Grassley said to his Senate colleagues this week. "So don't repeat 1986. See that the borders are absolutely secure -- no excuses on that point, no exceptions on that point."

And on that point the American people are absolutely clear: They want the border secured first. A recent Fox News poll found that 73% of voters want tougher border security measures in place "before other changes to immigration policy go into effect." Even two-thirds of self-identified Democrats supported that position.

But what are the Democrats' priorities? Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is using the immigration reform bill to promote the radical concept of same-sex "marriage." It is difficult to imagine how such misplaced priorities could attract broad, bi-partisan support in the Senate.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Immigration Bill Gives 'The Finger' To Lawful Citizens And Those Waiting To Legally Immigrate

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author, ARRA News Service: If you liked Obamacare, you will love the proposed immigration “reform” bill which is all about the politics of the Left with no regard to the welfare of U.S. citizens by birth and naturalized citizens. Its final length remains unknown, but it was more than 1,500 pages by late April. The Senate takes up the bill this week.

The fact that Congress is revisiting the immigration issue is testimony to the estimated eleven million aliens illegally here due to law enforcement failures and limitations, and the political implications of granting them and eventually their families what is essentially instant citizenship, though fretted with a variety of fines and other factors.

The immigration bill gives the finger to those waiting, often for years, to go through the naturalization process and to the millions of Americans in need of employment during the worst economic times since the Great Depression.

As Alan Blinder, a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, wrote in the June 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal, “Mass joblessness is a shameful waste of human resources, a source of misery to millions, and now threatens to create an underclass of long-term unemployed whose skills are atrophying and whose hopes are vanishing.”

The “gang of eight” is composed of Senators of the far Left such as Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), along with RINOs (Republicans in name only) such as John McCain (R-McCain) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Others include Marco Rubio (R-FL) who is either going to vote for it or against it depending on what day it is. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Michael Bennett (D-CO) complete the list.

You can ignore the promises of increased enforcement of laws to protect our southern border as these laws have been ignored for years. In January, a federal judge ruled that ten Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and officers had the right to challenge the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action that essentially ordered agents to violate federal laws for face adverse employment actions against them. The Memo prohibited ICE agents and officers from arresting or removing, i.e. deporting, any but the most violent criminal aliens; both initiatives of the Obama administration.

As NumbersUSA pointed out in May, the U.S. Senate’s S-744 bill “would give lifetime permits to 33 million more foreign citizens to complete with Americans for scare U.S. jobs” over the next decade when the 20 million Americans are currently seeking work. “That’s like putting the entire population of Canada in line for American jobs.”

The 33 million new work visas in the decade ahead would be almost as many as all immigrants who ever entered the U.S. in its history through to today.

The Center for Immigration Studies says that S-744 “assures the continuation of poverty for the American underclass for the foreseeable future, noting that in the first quarter of this year, the “broad unemployment rate for Americans without a high school degree has reached 30% and is close to 20% for citizens with only a high school education.”

“There are now 55.4 million working-age Americans who are not working.”

NumbersUSA provides another way of looking at S-744, pointing out that is that it is comparable to “re-creating ALL of the Top 20 cities in the United States, filling them entirely with foreign citizens and giving them lifetime work permits to compete with America’s struggling workers—and in just ten years’ time.”

The bill when it was released in April had approximately 1.14 waivers or exemptions per page. The 2,409 page Obamacare bill had 0.78 waivers and exemptions. S-744 is filled with 85 mentions of “unless”, 150 uses of “except”, 18 inclusions of “exempt”, 95 mentions of “waiver”, 47 offers of “discretion”, 47 uses of “notwithstanding” and 618 uses of “may” in its original 876-pages. As noted, the bill now has some 1,500 pages. These are the work of the countless lobbyists who have influenced the bill.

In addition, the immigration “reform” bill includes two “slush funds” amounting to $150,000,000 that may be supplemented with additional taxpayer dollars for years to come. These funds would go to “public or private, non-profit organizations such as La Raza, Casa de Maryland, and the American Immigration lawyers Association! These and other organizations are devoted to helping illegal immigrants apply for legal status.

It gets worse if that is possible. The bill not only provides amnesty for illegal immigrants, but does so as well for their employers. As the Center for Immigration Studies points out, “Illegal aliens will be rewarded for breaking laws for which American citizens are routinely punished” such as the use of fraudulent Social Security cards, while imposing a $1,000 penalty that “in many cases would be waived. Then they would be issued a new Social Security number without any past bad credit or arrest records.”

The so-called immigration reform bill is the worst bill and the worst time. It is an invitation to millions more to illegally enter the United States.
© 2013 Alan Caruba. Alan is a writer by profession; has authored several books, and writes a daily column,"Warning Signs" disseminated on many Internet news and opinion websites and blogs. He is a contributing author at ARRA News Service.  Note: the  author's original title for this article was modified by "the editor."

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Senate Votes To Advance Immigration Bill

The following comment and image was posted on the ARRA News Service by the editor after the vote for Cloture on the Senate Immigration Bill, S. 744.
Today in Washington, D.C. - June 11, 2013
The Senate reconvened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 744, the immigration reform bill.  At 2:15 PM, the Senate voted on cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 744 (i.e. to cut off debate on whether to take up the bill). After two hours of further debate, the cloture vote passed with a wide margin 82-15; 55 Democrats and 27 Republicans voted yea.  While amendments may now be debated, the outcome is predestined as final passage only requires a simple majority vote.  The only potential now to stop this run-away Immigration bill is for the House NOT To Take up the Bill or to overwhelmingly defeat the House version of the bill.  If passed in the House with any modifications, the bill would go to conference and American citizens would still be the losers. 
With the present American economy in the tanks, high unemployment for "legal citizens," lack of border control, it appears Congress cares little as to what the majority of legal American beleive.  The potential runaway train is headed towards rewarding the illegals and punishing  law abiding taxpaying American citizens.   Something we cannot afford let alone desire to do.  We are being punished AGAIN for the failure of Big Government to do its job in the first place - securing the borders and deporting those who are here illegally.

I commend the 15 Senators (all Republicans who voted against cloture: Sens. John Barrasso (WY), John Boozman (AR), Mike Crapo (ID), Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Enzi (WY), Charles E. Grassley (IA), James Inhofe (OK), Mark Kirk (IL), Mike Lee (UT), James Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS), Tim Scott (SC), Jeff Sessions (AL), Richard Shelby (AL) and David Vitter (LA). Vitter said he voted against the measure because of it going to cost $6.3 TRILLION. Should we repeat this? All this money to be spent while having already paid for the Governments failure to do the job correctly in the first place.

Very disappointed in Sens. Rand Paul (KY), GOP Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell (KY) deputy leader, John Cornyn (TX) for voting with the 24 Republican senators. 

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Michael Cutler: Broken Immigration System Allowed Boston Bombers into US

Act4America: They shouldn’t have even been here. Michael Cutler, a 30 year veteran of the Immigration and Naturalization Service explains the broken immigration system that failed to scrutinize the Boston Terror Attack suspects’ student visas and citizenship applications. Michael Cutler will be a featured speaker at ACT! for America’s National Conference & Legislative Briefing held June 19-21 in Washington DC.
H/T Ramparts360 for identifying this video.

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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Florida Governor Says No Drivers' Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

by Ernest Istook, Governor Rick Scott of Florida has vetoed legislation to allow drivers’ licenses for people here illegally–but who the Obama Administration is refusing to prosecute or deport.

The governor of Florida says “No,” people here illegally cannot get a drivers’ license.

From Washington, I’m Ernest Istook.

Governor Rick Scott of Florida has vetoed legislation to allow drivers’ licenses for people here illegally–but who the Obama Administration is refusing to prosecute or deport.

Just because the feds ignore the law doesn’t change anybody’s legal status, Scott noted. And it doesn’t mean the state should expand the problem of lax enforcement.

Getting a drivers’ license is treated as a substitute for a green card; it’s a backdoor workaround to provide documents that help someone to pretend that they’re here legally.

In typical fashion, the left and the media are bombastically claiming that the law isn’t the issue. They say Scott is being anti-Hispanic and this will hurt the Republican Party.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Immigration Reform in One Infographic

Kelsey Harris, Heritage Foundation: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate floor after the Memorial Day recess. Heritage has pointed out the problems with this “comprehensive” approach — including the staggering costs of amnesty and a failure to secure the border.

SHARE the following infographic to spread the word about immigration reform that works.

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