Thursday, February 21, 2013
Doing What Americans Want - Humanely
RePAIDtriation - Should we pay to send people home?
|Reuters -- February 20
Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported
More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.
The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.
Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.
Only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31 percent want most illegal immigrants to stay.
These results are in line with other polls in recent years, suggesting that people's views on immigration have not changed dramatically since the immigration debate reignited in Congress last month, according to Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.
American Patrol Report
Glenn Spencer, founder of the American Patrol Report, said he first proposed paying illegal aliens to return home thirteen years ago. "I was talking to a reporter on Long Island and said that it would be cheaper for us to give each person $5,000 to go home and start a new life," Spencer said. "Up to now, we have been sending Mexico nothing but criminals - maybe we should start sending them people who have seen how government can work and with money to start over," he added. Spencer said we would first have to seal the border to stop the drug war.
|James Simpson -- The Examiner
Obama campaign caught in major vote fraud scheme
North Carolina's Civitas Institute has revealed that the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through records requests filed with all of North Carolina's 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete. -- North Carolina does not allow online voting, but according to Civitas, SBE staff authorized...
ICE considered broad sweeps to meet deportation target numbers
Federal authorities discussed combing through state driver license records and traffic tickets as they scrambled to boost the number of criminal illegal [aliens] deported from Georgia and other states last year, records show. -- E-mails sent by U.S. [ICE] officials to regional offices in Atlanta and other cities show the agency also considered sending officers to local traffic safety checkpoints and jails
|New Haven Independent
4 arrested as feds order illegal alien deported
As one [illegal alien] lost his fight against deportation by the feds, four others were arrested Thursday by federal marshals outside a courthouse in Hartford. -- The arrests were the result of a planned act of civil disobedience during a protest against the imminent deportation of Josemaria Islas, a 35-year-old [Mexican illegal alien]. -- Those arrested were Mega][n Fountain, Mark Colville, Jordan Scruggs, and Gregory Williams...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Bumper sticker to fight RubiObamAmnesty! REMEMBER 1986!
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|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
More on Rubio-Obama immigration kabuki
While piously denying that it intentionally leaked a draft immigration bill, the White House understands the role it plays in Rubio's faux outrage at the leak: Administration officials said they were willing to take hits from the Florida lawmaker if doing so gave him the cover to work with Senate Democrats to reach a deal. -- "As long as Sen. Rubio and the rest of the gang are making real progress on immigration reform..."
|David North -- CIS.org
Judge tells DHS to stop shooting itself in the foot
This one is a little convoluted. -- The government wants some detained aliens, under some conditions, to be released on bond while their status is being sorted out. -- With that in mind, the government has licensed certain bail-bond insurance companies to do this work. -- Gonzales and Gonzales (G&G) is a licensed agent in California for the American Surety Company, which has DHS approval to issue such bonds...
|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
Plouffe on immigration and the GOP
Republicans may not like David Plouffe very much, but he did help get Obama elected, twice. And he certainly gets Hispanic politics better than the GOP brain trust. Here's an excerpt from a piece in Sunday's NYT magazine: -- But, I asked Plouffe, wasn't the G.O.P. just one postmodern presidential candidate --- say, a Senator Marco Rubio --- away from getting back into the game?
Arizona Democrats seek to repeal immigration law
Democrats want the Arizona Legislature to repeal the state's widely-debated immigration law, but Republican leaders say no way. -- State Sen. Steve Gallardo said Thursday his bill to repeal the immigration law has not gained traction in the Senate. House Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales said her bill seeking to do the same was never assigned to a committee. -- Democratic lawmakers say Senate Bill 1070 hurt Arizona's reputation...
|Talking Points Memo
Obama tries to bury the hatchet with Rubio
President Obama reached out to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans working on immigration reform on Tuesday, looking to bury the hatchet after a spat over a leaked White House bill. -- In addition to Rubio, Obama called Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ), and tried unsuccessfully to reach Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who was traveling. All four are members of a bipartisan Senate group,....
|Daniel Horowitz -- Red State
Immigration as a public charge
Our immigration system is broken, but not in the way that those who utter such declarations believe it to be. Immigration can be an integral part of a pro-growth economic agenda. It can also become a public charge. When liberals lament our broken immigration system, they are suggesting that we don’t admit enough low-skilled immigrants who will become a public charge and vote Democrat. The reality is just the opposite...
Hit the road hack!
RAAAAAAAACIST! Old CNN hack Soledad O'Brien is about to get her walking papers from CNN according to the New York Post. Her morning show 'Starting Point' will either be replaced by a new show, or a show of the same name with Erin Burnett and Chris Cuomo (brother of New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.) Where will SoleDUD end up spewing her race baiting BS? Wanna bet MSNBC picks her up...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
Puerto Rico governor expanding rights of illegal aliens on the island
Besides the complexities of the Puerto Rico Status Question there's another important question that must be asked in the meantime. That is, how does Puerto Rico fit into our overall immigration system? -- This is not a reference to the status of Puerto Ricans themselves, who are U.S. citizens, but of non-U.S. citizens who may enter the U.S. through Puerto Rico. You could call that the Puerto Rico Border Question.
Muslim accused of beheading 2 Christians in U.S.
Authorities in New Jersey allege a Muslim man beheaded two Coptic Christians, burying their bodies and heads and hands in separate graves near Philadelphia, bringing the horror of the persecution of Christians in Islamic nations to the United States. -- According to New York's WABC-TV, the Muslim was identified as Yusuf Ibrahim, 28. He was taken into custody after the bodies were found...
Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012?
The Obama/Biden lawn sign remains proudly planted in front of Melowese Richardson's Cincinnati home, three months after the presidential election. -- It seems that President Obama has an especially ardent supporter in the veteran Ohio poll worker. -- Richardson told a local television station this month that she voted twice last November. She cast an absentee ballot and then voted at the polls as well...
|Joe Guzzardi -- GOPUSA.com
Blacks Point Out Obvious to Obama: Amnesty means fewer jobs, lower wages
If Barack Obama gets his wish for an illegal alien amnesty, he will have set African-American causes back further than any president in recent memory. During a period when black unemployment is brutally high, either legal residency or a full blown amnesty that includes citizenship would authorize an additional 11 million workers to compete with blacks for scarce jobs...
|Jerome Corsi -- WND.com
Obama advances globalist '2-ocean' plan
President Obama has revived George W. Bush's Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America effort with a grandiose trade plan that transcends the continent to encompass both the Atlantic and Pacific spheres. -- In his State of the Union address Feb. 12, Obama announced a two-ocean, globalist free-trade agenda. -- '"To boost American exports, support American jobs and level the playing field in the growing markets of Asia..."
|New York Magazine
Amnesty scheme could lead to biometric ID cards for everyone
Immigration reform is already a contentious issue, and now lawmakers drafting the legislation are considering a measure that could rile privacy advocates and anyone who's watched a few dystopian sci-fi films. Senators in the "Gang of Eight" have made vague references to shifting to employment verification documents that are harder to forge, since the current E-Verify system can be foiled fairly easily with stolen names...
|Paul Craig Roberts
Not one financial crook has been prosecuted by regulatory agencies
Elizabeth Warren is the person Obama could not get confirmed to the consumer advocate position. She dropped out of contention and ran for the Senate and won. This shows the great gulf between Washington and the American people. Essentially, Washington is a foreign power colonizing the American people. -- In this video of a Banking Committee hearing of the US Senate, Senator Warren makes the point that...
GOP group's goal: Get minorities to the Hill
A nonprofit launching this week aims to get more conservative minority staffers on the Hill and to help them climb the ladder once they've arrived. -- The group, called Insight, will start an internship program to help students of color get placed in Republican offices, host professional development events and provide networking opportunities....
Obama reaches out to three key Republicans on amnesty scheme
President Barack Obama reached out directly on Tuesday to key Republican senators negotiating a sweeping U.S. immigration overhaul and urged them to help craft a bipartisan reform bill as soon as possible. -- Facing criticism for not getting personally involved in the delicate process on Capitol Hill, Obama made phone calls to three U.S. senators - Marco Rubio, John McCain and Lindsey Graham - part of a "Gang of Eight" group...
|Virgil Goode -- CIS.org
What 'back taxes'?
New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986, when the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was passed. His role at the time in enabling amnestied illegal aliens to avoid back taxes may shed light on the current Senate Gang of Eight (including Schumer) framework for "comprehensive immigration reform", which proposes that illegal [aliens] would "earn" their initial amnesty status by "settling their debt to society by paying a fine and back taxes".
|London Daily Mail
Losing London: Sun sets on home of British Empire
More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade. -- Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of 'white flight' reached 620,000. -- It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow --- made up entirely of white Britons --- moving out of the capital.
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block deportations
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block the deportation of a Chicago woman and thousands of other immigrants who pleaded guilty in the past to serious crimes and were not warned by their lawyers that a criminal record targeted them for removal. -- The decision highlights the stark consequences for noncitizens of having a criminal record. The current law calls for mandatory deportation for immigrants...
|David Olen Cross -- Salem (Oregon) Statesman Journal
Bills would exclude rights of citizens of other states
A group of 13 Oregon legislators has introduced legislation (House Bill 2787 and Senate Bill 10) on both sides of the state Capitol that would grant in-state tuition to a special interest group of international students illegally in the country. -- One of the great misnomers used by proponents of in-state tuition for international students illegally in the country is to describe both pieces of legislation as "tuition equity" when...