Monday, November 12, 2012
Krauthammer has the cart before the horse
|Real Clear Politics Video -- November 12
Krauthammer Explains Amnesty With Border Control Position
"If you show the America people that the 12 million or so illegal immigrants are the last cohorts to come in to the U.S. because we will control the border, then I think the inherent generosity of Americans, the fellow feeling and the good will will prevail," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer explained on FOX News' "Hannity" on Friday night. "And the overwhelming majority of Americans will say, 'If you can assure me that this is the last cohort of illegal immigrants and we control the border, well, yes, let's legalize their status.' I would give them amnesty, not including citizenship for the generation that came illegally. But legalize their status, they don't have to live in the shadows. I think it would be a winning issue."
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American Patrol Report Comment
It has always been the case that border security was promised if we granted amnesty. It was so in 1986, and again in 2006. In 2006 we got the Secure Fence Act --- which George W. Bush said was part of comprehensive immigration reform -- and the Virtual Fence.
After amnesty failed in 2007, the border fence was scuttled and the Virtual Fence was shut down.
Have we learned to trust our government in this matter?
Krauthammer says if the border governors certify that the border is secure, amnesty should be granted. He has the cart before the horse.
The debate on amnesty should not even begin until it was proven in an open process that the border is secure.
Congress should pass legislation that establishes a process to secure the border. An independent agency, outside DHS, should be given the responsibility to collect border security data. The agency should be authorized to release this data to the governors of each of the border states on a periodic basis.
Specific criteria should be established that define when the border is secured. Each state governor would certify when and if these criteria have been satisfied. The certification report would be made public.
Once state certification has been complete, Congress should add its own certification by an open vote. Then, and only then, should legislation dealing with comprehensive immigration reform be permitted to reach the House and Senate.
|Associated Press sc
S.C.'s immigration law going back before fed judge
South Carolina's immigration law, considered among the nation's toughest before the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out much of the Arizona law upon which it was modeled, is going back before a federal judge. -- U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, who blocked most of the South Carolina law from taking effect last December, holds a hearing Tuesday in Charleston...
|Daniel Greenfield -- FrontPageMag.com
188,382 criminal illegal aliens deported in 2011
CIS has some of the latest figures for amnesty lovers and a taste for what we're in for with amnesty. And remember these are deportation figures under the most alien-friendly (and we're not talking Alf) administration in history. It's a slice of a much more toxic pie: For fiscal year 2011 the Office of Immigration Statistics reported that there were 188,382 deportations ("removals") of criminal illegal immigrants ("aliens")...
|Steven Greenhut -- Human Events sc
Californians hand over their PIN numbers to Democrats
After the election results came in, I started searching for two things: a stiff drink and a good out-of-state real estate agent. -- The national election sends troubling signs about the direction of the country, but nothing much will change from the past four years, so we know what to expect, even if it isn't particularly good. -- But California voters have sent their state into some new and potentially dark territory...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Holder expected to resign, say law enforcement officials
Now that President Barack Obama has successfully garnered four-more years in the White House, attention to his second-term cabinet is increasing with many questioning the future of Obama's controversial U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, according to several police sources who spoke to the Law Enforcement Examiner on Saturday. -- Over the weekend, several national news organizations pointed to statements Holder made...
|David Codrea -- Family Security Matters
Homeland Security Inspector General's report on Fast and Furious still unfiled
A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's visit to State Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of...
Assimilation, not amnesty
Here we go again. The GOP got a drubbing on Election Day. But instead of talking about the poisonous effects of identity politics, economic illiteracy, the government school monopoly, and the Right's woeful competitive disadvantage in mainstream American culture, the usual pandering suspects --- led by GOP Sen. Lindsey Grahamnesty --- have resurrected illegal alien amnesty-mania...
|Talking Points Memo
Brewer says immigration reform 'fine and dandy,' office walks back statement
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said Republicans' push for immigration reform after the election is "fine and dandy" during an appearance on Arizona's weekend show "12 News Sunday Square Off" that was taped Friday, according to the local NBC station. Brewer's comments seem to contradict her previous stance that reform should come only after securing the border...
Re-elected Obama pushes anti-2nd amendment gun grab
Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. -- Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment... [Related]
Anarchy in the USA? Folks in 15 states file petitions to secede
It's either the political theater equivalent of a hissy fit or the start of more than a dozen new countries: Citizens in 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States after Tuesday's election. These include Louisiana (which led the charge), the Republic of Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, New Jersey, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Oregon...
|National Review Editorial
The amnesty delusion
Having suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing "comprehensive" immigration reform --- which is to say, amnesty --- out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that --- and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law.
Hispanic voters did NOT desert the Republican Party in 2012 election
Hispanic voters did not desert the Republican Party on Election Day, as a multitude of political pundits have opined since November 6th. So many otherwise bright people have repeated this claim that one wonders if they are simply repeating it in the hopes that this BIG LIE is eventually believed. -- Sean Hannity, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Crystal, Larry Kudlow, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and more are now "evolving"...
The decline and fall of the American empire
The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff. [...] Obama's America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the 47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so they did, by the tens of millions; those who --- courtesy of Obama --- receive two full years of unemployment benefits (which, of course, both disincentivizes looking for work and also motivates people to work off the books while collecting their windfall) surely know for whom to vote; so too those who anticipate "free" health care, who expect the government to pay their mortgages, who look for the government to give them jobs...
|Mark Andrew Dwyer -- Federal Observer
Latino Vote: The curse of American elections
Whenever I hear anyone on the Left offering a "friendly advice" that the Republican Party must revise its "rigid" stance on illegal "immigration" and stop opposing it ("embrace Hispanics" is a code-phrase often use in this context) in order to attract the Latino vote, it makes my blood boil. -- To make it worse, some G.O.P. strategists (professional losers would be a more descriptive attribute here)...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
The first amnesty was a disaster, the next will finish us off
The day after President Obama was re-elected, key figures in both the Democrat and Republican Parties began talking about the need for so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform, otherwise known as amnesty for illegal aliens. -- Even conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, was spewing the new talking points, saying: "We've gotta get rid of the immigration issue altogether. It's simple for me to fix it. I think you control the border first..."
|Real Clear Politics
Krauthammer explains amnesty with border control position
"If you show the America people that the 12 million or so illegal immigrants are the last cohorts to come in to the U.S. because we will control the border, then I think the inherent generosity of Americans, the fellow feeling and the good will will prevail," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer explained on FOX News' "Hannity" on Friday night. "And the overwhelming majority of Americans will say...
Sunday, November 11, 2012
|Irish Central -- New York
McCain in favor of an amnesty
Senator John McCain has added his voice to top Republicans calling for comprehensive immigration reform. -- Since the election and the record low levels of Hispanic support for the GOP key Republican figures have begun advocating for a new look at their immigration policies. -- Sen. John McCain, tweeted on Friday that he now supports "calls for comprehensive immigration reform."
Schumer and Graham discussing amnesty
Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. -- Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday TV news shows, said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure....
|Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times
Boehner faces backlash on immigration overture
House Speaker John A. Boehner's overture to Democrats and President Obama on immigration reform is already drawing fire from within the GOP, where lawmakers say he's writing checks that his fellow House Republicans won't cash for him. -- "I'm concerned that Speaker Boehner is getting ahead of House Republicans when he commits to getting a 'comprehensive approach' to immigration taken care of...
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|Western Center for Journalism
Illegals brazenly demanding amnesty in wake of last Tuesday's catastrophe
Hispanic amnesty activists are expanding their goals beyond the so-called "DREAM Act" youth amnesty, towards a national amnesty for roughly 11 million Hispanic illegals. -- President Barack Obama and Congress "need to come together to deliver change on immigration policy, and by that we mean... a road map to citizenship for our parents and communities," said Cristina Jimenez, director of an advocacy group...
|Christian Science Monitor
GOP confronts 'angry white guy' problem by rethinking immigration amnesty
The sudden embrace by high-profile Republicans of immigration reform, including (shockingly) the potential for amnesty for more than 10 million illegal [aliens] living in the shadows of US society, hints at concerns so deep that Republicans may be willing to risk an ideological civil war that could split the party. -- Suggestions by top Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner, that the GOP should not cede...
|Secure Border Intel
The Unofficial Border Blotter update
"The Un-Official Border Blotter" seeks to fill the void created by the U.S Customs and Border Protection's decision to stop reporting border incidents to the public in a concise manner, chronicles day-to-today border incidents related to drug and human smuggling.... obtained from official and un-official sources, documents border incidents from a portion of the busy Tucson Sector...
|Los Angeles Times
California plans to drop warrants for some parole violators
State corrections officials are poised to drop the arrest warrants of thousands of parole violators, releasing them from state supervision at a time when their detention would complicate efforts to ease crowding in state and county lockups. -- The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation intends to begin a massive review next week of more than 9,200 outstanding warrants, starting with individuals who were convicted of...
|Heather MacDonald -- National Review
Why Hispanics don't vote for Republicans
The call for Republicans to discard their opposition to immigration amnesty will grow deafening in the wake of President Obama's victory. Hispanics supported Obama by a margin of nearly 75 percent to 25 percent, and may have provided important margins in some swing states. If only Republicans relented on their Neanderthal views regarding the immigration rule of law, the message will run, they would release the inner Republican...
|KPHO-TV -- Phoenix
Vehicle bailout had illegals on the run
Nine suspected [illegal aliens] who bailed out of a vehicle north of Phoenix are in custody after a two-day search, Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies said. -- Sheriff's deputies initiated a traffic stop Wednesday night on a vehicle on I-17 north of Pioneer Road. -- Between eight to 10 occupants fled on foot into a neighborhood. MCSO set up a perimeter and with the use of the sheriff's helicopter and K-9 units...
|Sean Trende -- Real Clear Politics
The case of the missing white voters
One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." The parallels to that year certainly were eerie: An incumbent adored by his base but with middling approval ratings nationally faces off against an uncharismatic, wishy-washy official from Massachusetts. The race is tight during the summer until the president breaks open...
|Dylan Byers -- Politico
Krauthammer pro-amnesty, not citizenship
Late to this, but last night Charles Krauthammer came down on the side of amnesty for illegal immigrants. -- "Hispanics [are] not an intrinsic, ethnic-affinity problem, it's a policy problem." Krauthammer said on Fox News. "I think Republicans can change their position, be a lot more open to actual amnesty with enforcement -- amnesty, everything short of citizenship --- and to make a bold change in their policy...
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul: Amnesty possible next year
A key Republican in Texas' congressional delegation said Thursday that passing comprehensive immigration reform is possible next session, but conceded it would still be a contentious endeavor. -- U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, also said that after initially fearing that Mexico could revert to its former ways of corruption following its July 1 election, the country's president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has made encouraging remarks...
|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
Amnesty is the best revenge
The Chicken Little amnesty panic is underway among the Republican establishment. Boehner, Hannity, the Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Norquist, Krauthammer, et al. are announcing that in the wake of Romney's loss the GOP can't survive unless it revisits the failed Bush / Kennedy amnesty. -- But for some of these people, "panic" isn't really the right word. Yes, the amnesty cabal is attempting to exploit the...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
'Amnesty again' wrong answer for GOP in 2016
Mitt Romney's loss has the establishment GOP --- including in Georgia --- scratching its head, wringing its hands and chattering semi-coherently with advice about how to retake the White House from the socialists. The "conservative" consternation comes with a predictable, disproven and suicidal scheme as a solution: Another amnesty for illegals. The promised result? "More of the Hispanic vote."
Report: Mexican cartel bought guns from U.S. Border Patrol
The testimony of a Mexican hit man turned government witness has revealed some astonishing details of life inside Mexico's criminal underworld. Most astonishing of all: claims that cartel assassins obtained guns from the U.S. Border Patrol. -- According to Mexican magazine Revista Contralinea, the testimony comes from a protected government witness and former hit man, who cooperated in the prosecution of a Sinaloa Cartel...
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