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Illegal Immigration Notes

November 20, 2010

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 19, 2010

The GOP’s Immigration Opportunity

Republicans are natural champions of sensible changes that would make us more secure and benefit the economy.


With the incoming Congress looking for accomplishments, here’s one the Republican majority should take up immediately: immigration reform. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Republicans are its natural champions. The GOP led the way in 1986 and 1996, when partial immigration reforms were enacted. And a Republican Senate, with the support of President George W. Bush, passed comprehensive reform in 2006, only to see it die in the House.

Under President Barack Obama and a House run by Nancy Pelosi, immigration became a wedge used to separate Hispanic voters from the Republican Party. Thus came the sad spectacle of the Justice Department …



Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin

No Illegal Alien Pilot Left Behind


Beware of bad DREAMs

The DREAM Act is presently attached to a defense spending authorization bill awaiting passage in Congress. (and needs to be severed immediately!)

Beware of lame ducks

Meeting with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House Tuesday, President Obama reiterated his support for fixing the country’s “broken immigration system” — but gave little indication that in this year’s remaining lame-duck congressional session, his administration could win passage of key legislation granting legal status to some illegal immigrant students.

The president, in a White House statement released following the meeting, thanked caucus members Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) “for their constant efforts on this issue” (AMNESTY KINGS AND QUEENS) 

Congressman Gutierrez said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that he was “all-in” for the DREAM Act, and that he was optimistic the provision could pass in the remaining congressional calendar. “Speaker Pelosi has indicated to me personally that she wants the House to move on the DREAM Act. Majority Leader Harry Reid has consistently supported a DREAM Act vote during lame-duck, and now the president and I have had an opportunity to discuss the lame-duck strategy,” read the release.



    Most Latinos Say Illegals Should Pay Fines, but Not Be Deported

    DUH, could that be because most are friends or family. Hope your not going to shape policy on favoritism (Dem’s will but Rep’s won’t)

    But there’s some good news too.

    While lawmakers, politicians and voters debate among themselves about what should be done with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the country, a Pew Hispanic Center survey conducted Aug. 17-Sept. 19 of Latinos shows a majority believe they should pay a fine but not be deported.

    Twenty-eight percent of Hispanics/Latinos say those here illegally should not be punished, 13 percent believe they should be deported and 6 percent are undecided.

    Hispanics make up about four out of five of the nation’s illegal immigrants.

    However, when it comes to the impact that the illegal immigrant question has had, Latinos are more conflicted about it than they were in 2007.

    31 percent said the effect of illegal immigration has been a negative while only 29 percent consider it to be positive, with 30 percent attributing no effect to it.

    In 2007, 50 percent regarded it as positive.

    61 percent of Latinos consider discrimination against them to be a major problem compared to 54 percent in 2007, this slight increase was of course fueled large in part to the fervor about Arizona’s new law.

    However again another interesting twist. Brewer was re-elected Governor of Arizona and other gains were made within the Republican ranks (the party of a secure border and no Amnesty) among Hispanics themselves: Susana Martinez is now the Governor of New Mexico, Brian Sandoval is now the Governor of Nevada, and Marco Rubio is now US Senator in Florida, for example.

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