Watching Democrats do immigration reform is like watching a guerrilla play with its feces. Watching the Republicans do it is like watching the zookeeper slip in the dung, then get pummeled by the guerrilla. The truth is that Democrats and the Whig corner of the Republican Party are battling over who gets to be the slave master, with Democrats wanting to enslave the American people and the Whigs - the Mexicans. There are few voices out there that sound like real Republicans, like our abolitionist forefathers who displaced both parties and led the nation to greater freedom.
One voice crying in the wilderness is Ted Nugent. In an op-ed for Worldnet Daily, Ted proposes his Nugent Immigration Plan or NIP - A plan that would deport gang-bangers and ne'er-do-wells while giving a five-year trek to those who want to achieve citizenship for a better future. It's kind of like a 60 month Tough Mudder but instead of receiving the orange headband at the end, you raise your Dos Equis to the golden ticket of American freedom. Ted's plan is unique, brilliant and daring and if enacted, would solve many of the problems of illegal immigration but even the Ted offensive falls short of realizing the root of the problem that is illegal immigration – Mexico.
You will never have "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" without addressing the root problem - Mexican corruption. No wall is sufficient to stem the tide of illegals if there is no enforcement on either side of it. The wall will simply be another government works program, a "Big-Dig- Paved with Good Intentions - Bridge to Nowhere" debacle that will be skirted as easy as the cartels avoid our border police. Not addressing the corruption in Mexico and only muting the corruption in D.C. is "tending to the symptoms while ignoring the disease;" it is giving a dying man a placebo. No plan that doesn't start and end in Mexico is for real. Now let's break down this whole situation logically. more >>
As long as progress is made toward reforming the United States' immigration system, members of the Evangelical Immigration Table are not disturbed at Speaker of the House John Boehner's announcement that the House would not take up the Senate bill, they said Tuesday on a press call.
"As long as you're engaged in dialogue and keep moving forward, I'm ok if they want to start over again," Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, said in response to a question from The Christian Post. "I'm not endorsing a single bill that is out there right now, but I am standing firmly behind the set of principles that the Evangelical Immigration Table has put forward."
David Cooper, president of Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colo., responded that he would "echo" Staver's remarks. more >>
"When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone's rights are at risk."
So says the American Civil Liberties Union on the section of their website dedicated to the issue of immigrants' rights. "No Human Being Is Illegal" reads the banner at the top of the page, a tacit indictment of any who don't tow the liberal line when it comes to immigration policy.
Scroll over to a different section of the website, and you'll find this: more >>
Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesn't want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections.
Obamacare is designed to force employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide comprehensive health insurance that includes a mandate to pay for an abortion-inducing drug. The penalty for non-compliance is a tax of $2,000 per fulltime employee per year (beyond the first 30), and the Internal Revenue Service was supposed to start collecting the penalties on Jan. 1.
Obama apparently thinks he can conceal the mess he created, which even the Democrats who voted for it now call a "train wreck," by simply postponing the effective date of the employer mandate one year. But the Obamacare law, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, unambiguously states: "EFFECTIVE DATE ... The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013." more >>
A month ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was considered by many to be the GOP front-runner for president in 2016. Now, even if he secures the nomination, Republicans may very likely support him only half-heartedly like they did moderate Republican Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, a sure recipe for losing the presidential election.
On June 27th, the "Gang of Eight," composed of Rubio and other senators supporting the relaxation of immigration laws, forced through an immigration reform bill so radical even Jeb Bush has criticized it. Less than one-third of Senate Republicans voted for it. S. 744 would award legal status and a path to citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants. The Gang of Eight is composed of four liberal Democrat Senators and four Republican Senators, including McCain and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), liberal Republicans known for siding with the Democrats on immigration.
Rubio isn't just pushing for moderate immigration reform, such as that envisioned by Clint Bolick and Jeb Bush in their new book Immigration Wars. Their plan for dealing with illegal immigration does not include a path to citizenship, and cuts down on chain migration, which currently accounts for two-thirds of all legal immigration. Rubio's bill goes much further, signing onto the most radical Democrat proposals. more >>
The Republican presidential candidate in 2016 could win over 40 percent of the Latino vote, but only if an immigration reform bill passes, a poll by Latino Decisions suggests.
For the July 1 poll of 1,200 Latinos who voted in the previous two presidential elections, half of the respondents were asked if the they would vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) or Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) without any mention of immigration reform. The other half were asked about their support of the Republican candidates after mentioning those candidates' support for immigration reform. Support for the candidates increased significantly with the immigration prompt.
The prompt for Rubio read, "Currently the U.S. Congress is debating a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Republican Marco Rubio played a key role in helping to pass this bill and with Rubio's leadership undocumented immigrants receive legal status and a path to citizenship." more >>