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Friday, February 1, 2013

Illegal Immigration To Be Debated
Here it comes -- The big-money, open borders juggernaut
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Get ready to see a lot of this stuff
Los Angeles Times -- January 31  
Senate won't rush immigration bill, Harry Reid says
    Washington -- The Democratic-led Senate, in a bid to win support from Republicans, plans a full-fledged debate on immigration reform, a decision that means it could be most of the year before any bill reaches President Obama, who has urged Congress to act in a "timely fashion."
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday the bill would go through the traditional committee process and told senators he would schedule "whatever time you need" on the floor.
    The move is in stark contrast to how the Senate handled the failed 2007 immigration bill, which was written behind closed doors, circumvented the Judiciary Committee and was rushed to a vote. That effort collapsed under strong opposition from Senate Republicans who felt blindsided.
Red DotWashington Post -- January 31
Citizenship question roils both parties as immigration debate gets underway
    A key question is whether to require that certain conditions be met before illegal immigrants could be put on the path to citizenship --- and how the government would determine success.
    The Senate group, which includes Rubio and top members of both parties, would require that the U.S.-Mexico border be found secure and that other strict enforcement measures be enacted before those here illegally could become citizens.
Red DotGlenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
    Here it comes. We are about to be treated to six months of well-financed lobbying by groups like La Raza and propaganda pushed by the mainstream media. Americans had better come together on this as never before.

Ann Coulter    
Rubio's Amnesty: A path to oblivion for the GOP   
Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term. -- In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular...

W.D. Reasoner -- CIS.org     
Upholding the value of our citizenship    
This paper examines the surprising number of naturalized citizens who have been charged and convicted of serious national security crimes --- including terrorism, espionage, and theft of sensitive information and technology --- in the last several years. It compares the relative ease with which aliens naturalize with the extreme difficulty in stripping them of citizenship...

D.A. King -- The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.     
Group seeks to replace Cobb Co. Commissioner Helen Gorham  
Today, Dustin Inman Society president D.A. King announced his state-wide organization's intent to actively recruit, locate funding for and assist at the grass-roots level a qualified GOP primary candidate for Cobb County's Commission District 1 seat now held by Helen Goreham. -- King says the West Cobb District can be much better represented by finding an intelligent and honest candidate who is based in reality...

Charles Krauthammer -- Green Bay (Wis.) Gazette     
Border enforcement must come before amnesty   
Immigration reform is coming. Let's get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan. It granted amnesty to the then-3 million illegal [aliens] and promised border enforcement. -- Amnesty came. Enforcement never did. Reagan was swindled. -- Americans are a generous people. They don't want 11 million souls living in fear among them...

Politico     
RINO Rubio: Conservatives should lead on immigration   
Sen. Marco Rubio told Human Events that while his conservative critics may have bad memories about past efforts to reform immigration, the GOP should press ahead with its own agenda – and not wait for the president to act. -- In an in-depth and exclusive interview, the Florida senator offered specifics about how he envisioned the statement of principles presented last week by the "Gang of Eight" senators would work in practice...

Scott Rasmussen -- Rasmussen Report     
Real border control must come first in any immigration deal   
A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has proposed an immigration reform plan that appears to broadly reflect what voters would like to see. But there's a catch. -- Most Americans (56 percent) want our nation to have a welcoming policy of legal immigration. With such an approach, the only people who would be excluded are national security threats, criminals and those who would seek to live off our generous system...

Daily Caller   
Black Caucus to join push for amnesty 
The Congressional Black Caucus is going to join the push for more low-wage immigration, reversing its stance in 2006 and 2007, when it avoided the controversy. -- "Immigration reform will be one of our top three priorities this year," Ayofemi Kirby, the caucus' communications director, told The Daily Caller on Wednesday. -- The caucus is also trying to protect the "Diversity Visa" program from the GOP's efforts to zero it...

Sean Higgins -- Washington Examiner     
Schumer: Not all Democrats may back immigration reform   
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., one of leaders of the effort to craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill, conceded a point Thursday often lost in the coverage over Republican divisions on the issue: Not all Democrats will likely support reform either. -- According to a report in Politico on Democratic nervousness on the issue...

Janice Kephart -- CIS.org     
Can amnesty push survive an increase in illegal entries?   
The Washington Times is reporting that amidst the president's assurances that the border is secure enough for the country to pursue amnesty for 11 million or more illegal aliens, the number of border arrests is increasing. This should come as no surprise; I reported a surge in illegal crossings in Arizona, based on data gathered by a private organization using hidden cameras and other sources...

KNDO-TV -- Yakima, Wash.     
At least 21 arrested in Yakima immigration raid   
NBC Right Now continues to follow Wednesday's immigration raid in Yakima. At least 21 people were arrested, accused of being in the country illegally and using fraudulent documentation. -- Agents raided two businesses, eleven homes, and twenty-two cars cross town. Local police, FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents participated in the raid.

Paul Craig Roberts    
In Amerika law no longer exists: The extermination of truth   
In the 21st century Americans have experienced an extraordinary collapse in the rule of law and in their constitutional protections. Today American citizens, once a free people protected by law, can be assassinated and detained in prison indefinitely without any evidence being presented to a court of their guilt, and they can be sentenced to prison on the basis of secret testimony by anonymous witnesses...

Washington Examiner     
Muñoz under fire from immigration law enforcement agents   
White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz faulted Congress for requiring the deportation of illegal immigrants, even as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency law enforcement union criticized President Obama's team for freezing them out of immigration policy discussions. -- "Congress, under the immigration laws that we've got now, Congress requires us to remove people who are removable..." [Related]

Daily Caller     
Schumer: Amnesty won't be stopped by border security needs   
New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said securing the nation's borders should not be used as "a barrier" to giving illegal [aliens] living in the U.S. a pathway to citizenship. -- "We want the border to be secure. It's more secure than it was several years ago, but it has a ways to go. And different sectors need different types of security. It's a lot different having security in the Tucson sector...

Yuma Sun     
Border Patrol: Arrests up 14 percent in Yuma Sector   
A year after Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal border crossers plunged to the lowest levels in nearly 40 years, agents have seen a slight increase in arrests, including in the Yuma Sector, according to Border Patrol data. -- In the budget year that ended in September, Border Patrol agents arrested 356,873 would-be border crossers along the Mexican border. In fiscal year 2011, agents along the Mexican border made 327,577 arrests.

NAFBPO   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Hostotipalquillo, Jal., Mex. -- A group of gunmen shot the police director of Hostotipaquillo, who was traveling with his wife and two officers. In the shootout police chief died, a bodyguard and a bad guy. The chief's wife and other bodyguard were seriously wounded. Another of the gunmen was apparently wounded, as he was seen with blood on adjoining streets...

NBC Latino     
Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey Senate seat   
Geraldo Rivera, 69, the bombastic Fox News commentator who has made his share of controversial statements throughout his career announced on his radio show Thursday that he may very well run for Senate in New Jersey as a Republican to challenge long-time incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker who has indicated he will run for the office...

Politico     
House group secretly crafts immigration plan   
Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who in 2005 sponsored a tough House bill to deter illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., said in a statement Monday: "Extending amnesty to those who came here illegally or overstayed their visas is dangerous waters. We are a nation of laws, and I will evaluate any proposal through that matrix." -- But several sources familiar with the work of the House group...

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