Oh Boy … Gang of Eight reach bipartisan deal on immigration reform.
The Gang of Eight, Sens. John McCain (AZ-R), Lindsey Graham (SC-R), Marco Rubio (FL-R) and Democrats Dick Durbin (IL-D), Chuck Schumer (NY-D), and Bob Menendez (NY-D), have reportedly reached a bipartisan outline of a deal that would overhaul immigration in the United States. One of the tenants of the immigration reform is to “create a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States that is contingent upon securing our borders and tracking whether legal immigrants have left the country when required.”
From the Politico:
A powerful group of senators from both parties has reached a deal on the outlines of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, a development that will drive an emotional debate on a hot-button issue unseen in Washington for more than half a decade.
The group unveiled the basics of its proposal at a Monday news conference on Capitol Hill, essentially laying down a marker on the issue one day before President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas to unveil more details about his own immigration proposal.
According to a five-page document provided to POLITICO, the sweeping proposal — agreed to in principle by eight senators — would seek to overhaul the legal immigration system as well as create a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s roughly 11 million illegal immigrants. But establishing that pathway would depend on whether the U.S. first implements stricter border enforcement measures and new rules ensuring immigrants have left the country in compliance with their visas. Young people brought to the country as children illegally and seasonal agriculture industry workers would be given a faster path to citizenship.
So two RINO’s, a Cuban-American wannabe 2016 presidential candidate and three liberals have come together to pave the way for immigration reform. Who just got a queasy feeling in their stomach? Sorry, but immigration reforms begins at closing the border, PERIOD!!! Until this is done, there should be nothing and I mean nothing to pave the way for illegals to get US citizenship. The closing of the US border should be done for national security purposes, let alone keeping illegals out. We have seen these types of promises from the LEFT before under Ronald Reagan. He granted amnesty with the promise from the LEFT to later protect the borders and guess what, it never happened. I will believe this when I see it. If the GOP actually think they are going to receive the Hispanic vote for passing immigration reform they are sorely mistaken.
Barack Obama Says His Biggest Failure is Comprehensive Immigratiion Reform, Not JOBS or the US Economy
UNBELIEVABLE … President Barack Obama says his greatest failure in the last four years is not passing comprehensive Immigration reform. Not the +8% unemployment in America, not the 23 million unemployed/underemployed Americans, not the record number of people on food stamps, not the the US has continuous dropped in competitiveness and not the record $16 trillion debt. I guess that is why Obama could not remember what the debt was when he tool office when he was on David Letterman, it was not all that important to him. Instead Obama would rather pander to a Hispanic audience.
So How Does Obama’s Young Illegal Immigrants’ Amnesty Affect Competition for Jobs & College With Legal Americans?
Barack Obama, when you can’t run on the past 3+ failed years, 8.2% unemployment, record number of Americans on food stamps, a failed $787 billion stimulus plan, failed green energy companies, Obamacare and a terrible job recovery plan … you conquer, divide, play another race card and change the narrative strictly for political reasons.
Barack Obama, the Politician in Chief turned his back on America and the US Constitution so to pander to Hispanics for his reelection. Thus the reason why a President should never be allowed to make a unilateral change in immigration policy … when its done 100% for political reelection reasons, damn the American economy and actual legal Americans.
‘Barack Obama does not even believe he has the authority to grant amnesty to certain illegals by executive order’
President Barack Obama bypassed Congress and changed immigration policy for a segment of the “illegal” immigrants on Friday with his passage of an Executive order offering legal status to some undocumented immigrants under the age of 30. Forget whether Obama had the right to make such a law and single out a specific group of people, what about the affects that such a “political” act will have on the economy, and those legal Americans to compete for jobs and education? Suddenly 85,000, maybe more, work permits are going to be given to “illegals” and flood the market.
President Obama has just opened a floodgate of opportunity for young illegal immigrants in the United States, but could it squeeze the aspirations of legal Americans in the process?
How brilliant does Obama’s new laws of easing the deportation of illegals look now?
It would appear that Nicolas D. Guaman of Milford, Massachusetts was doing the job that Americans were not willing to do. The 34 year old illegal immigrant was charged with the hit & run death of 23 year old Matthew J. Denice. So how is it again that Obama only wants to deport illegals from the US who have committed crimes? Let’s show how ridiculous Obama’s new edict, a backdoor amnesty attempt without a vote from Congress, looks. Last week Guaman was a “no” on the deport list, today he is on the deport list and an American is dead.
An illegal immigrant who allegedly killed a 23-year-old Massachusetts man in a hit-and-run accident Saturday is being held on $100,000 cash bail, the Milford Daily News reports.
Nicolas D. Guaman, 34, of Milford, Mass., was arrested Saturday after his vehicle struck Matthew J. Denice, who was on a motorcycle, according to police. Guaman’s pickup truck had allegedly dragged Denice’s body a quarter-mile, the newspaper reports.
Judge Robert Calagione entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Guaman in Milford District Court on Tuesday.
YET ANOTHER DEMOGRAPHIC THAT OBAMA IS POLLING POORLY WITH …
There is a reason why President Barack Obama has a 40% jobs approval rating, while 53% disapprove of the way “The One” has handled the his job as president. According to CNS News, Obama has dropped 36% among Hispanics Americans since 2009 and is presently at a 49% approval rating.
Only 49 percent of Hispanic Americans said last week they approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, according to the Gallup poll. That is down 36 points from the high of 85 percent that Obama’s approval hit among Hispanics in the Gallup poll in the spring of 2009, his first year as president.
This can completely explain Obama’s “quid pro quo” attempt to buy back Hispanic votes with his “end run” around Congress and changes the manner in which the US exports illegals. Imagine that, Obama himself deciding on what laws of the United States he will follow and which ones he will not. Sadly, this is nothing more than “back door” amnesty and a president making law himself, rather than that being passed by Congress.
Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.
The move marks a major step for President Obama, who for months has said he does not have broad categorical authority to halt deportations and said he must follow the laws as Congress has written them.
Hey Harry Reid and Democrats … DREAM ON!
“Dream On” – Live from Aerosmith Boston 2009
The DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year. The next time this will be an issue is the 2012 election. The Senate blocked the Dream Act, a bill that was nothing more than backdoor amnesty, that would have created a path to citizenship for certain young illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, completed two years of college or military service and met other requirements, including passing a criminal background check.
The vote was 55 – 41, Roll call vote can be seen HERE.
Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill. The vote was pretty much along party lines; however, three Republican Senators, Lugar (IN), Bennet (UT) and Murkowski (AK) supported democrats on the legislation. Thank you for nothing Alaska for reelecting a RINO that can be counted on for nothing.
As for Democrats, 5 voted with Republicans to block the dream act. Obviously done by Democrats who wish to be reelected in 2012 and a vote for the Dream Act would have followed these Senators like Obamacare did to those who went down to defeat in 2010.
But five Democrats voted against the legislation: Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and both Montana Democrats, Jon Tester and Max Baucus. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced his opposition to the DREAM Act Saturday in a statement Saturday but missed the vote.
Much more at Michelle Malkin.com.
Democrats best get their priorities straight when it comes to illegal immigration. Protect the borders first, then we might discuss immigration reform. Hopefully the next Congress will put the “illegal” back in illegal immigration.
ICE … Vote of No Confidence to Leadership, More Interested in Amnesty than Enforcing Immigration Law
ICE agents … vote of no confidence to ICE Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven.
Will the liberal MSM report on this little uprising among the ranks of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement? It would appear that the rank and file agents are fed up with the leadership of ICE and their lack of enforcing immigration law in the United States. The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council cast a unanimous vote of no confidence in ICE Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven, on behalf of their 7,000 ICE agents.
According to the letter Obama’s senior ICE leadership have been actively pushing a political agenda which would lead to an immigration reform bill centered around large scale amnesty, while at the same time failing to inform congress and the American people of the imminent dangers and severity of the illegal immigration crisis. At present the understaffed ERO has been overrun to the extent that large numbers of criminal aliens have been released back into their unsuspecting communities.
Read the letter in its entirety of the Vote of No Confidence.
Obama Demagogues Illegal Immigration: The One Attacks Americans, Those Who Support Arizona Law Are “Anti-Immigrant”
Shameless … welcome to Obama’s hope and change. Who is demagoging the issue?
Barack Hussein Obama says that we can’t demagogue the issue of immigration and then turns around and demagogues it … Obama just called two-thirds of Americans anti-immigrant.
Why Barack Obama is one of the worst and most divisive Presidents ever. In his interview with Harry Smith and CBS News Obama discussed the illegal immigration and border security issue. Obama stated he wanted to work with states like Arizona, yet sues them instead. Obama agreed more should be done, but has done nothing? Nothing except prevent states from protecting their citizens and securing the border.
Polls show that two-thirds of the American people are in favor of the Arizona law and border security. The American voters were against the federal government suing Arizona. Only one-third of Americans are against the Arizona law, including President Obama as stated at the Gateway Pundit. However, the President shamelessly attacked Americans who supported the Arizona law
“What we can’t do is demagogue the issue … where any body who wants to make a name for themselves suddenly says I’m going to be anti-immigrant”
Wake up America, this is what your President thinks of you. Obviously, manner individuals who voted for Obama in 2008 are also in support of the Arizona law and securing our borders. This is evident in the many polls on illegal immigration and border security.
Wonder why Obama’s job approval ratings are so bad and sinking fast?
Yet, the President of the United States, the man who said he would change the way things are done in Washington and change the political environment may be the worst offender. Obama knows damn well the issue is “ILLEGAL”immigration, not immigration. However, this President looks to demagogue the issue and divides America.
60% of Americans Want Controversial Obamacare Law Repealed, Yet 66% of AZ Voters in Favor of Arizona Immigration Law
Is a law really controversial when more than 6 in 10 voters are in favor of it? Or should a law be considered controversial when 6 in 10 voters are opposed to it instead. The misrepresentation of Barack Obama, the Democrats and the Arizona Immigration law.
What’s up with the Arizona Immigration law being referred to as a “CONTRAVERSIAL” law by the MSM? Even FOX NEWS uses the adjective when describing it. Is a law really controversial when 66% of Arizona voters favor that law, while 24% oppose it as those in favor have ranged from 64% to 71%? Nationally, 58% of voters favor Arizona’s immigration law in their own state.
Now compare that to the Obamacare law that was passed along a partisan Democrat vote which an overwhelming majority of Americas are strongly opposed to.
Barack Hussein Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats thought that over time the demand to repeal Obama would subside and be forgot by the American people. Once again the Three Stooges were wrong and according to the most recent Rasmussen poll, 60% of Americans want Obamacare repealed. Only 36% are against repealing the government take over of health care.
Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the recently passed health care law, including 49% who Strongly Favor repeal.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% oppose repeal. That figure includes 24% who are Strongly Opposed.
Forty-three percent (43%) believe repeal would be good for the nation’s economy. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe repeal would be bad for the economy, while 20% say it would have no impact. Political Class voters strongly believe repeal would be bad for the economy, while most Mainstream Americans think repeal would help the economy.
This marks an 8% increase of those in favor of repealing the Obamacare bill that will increase the cost of health care and add to the federal deficit. Two items that Obama and Democrats falsely stated would not happen in the lead up to the partisan vote on Obamacare. However, just 41% believe the law is even somewhat likely to be repealed while 45% say repeal is unlikely. This is why it is your job America to make the repeal of Obamacare a reality. If you truly want it repealed then you must vote the Democrats out of office in 2010 in the US House and Senate and Obama out in 2012. There is no other way to accomplish this task.