Mexican Government Intervenes to Try to Stop SB 1070 Provision

Amnesty Bills Being Developed in Secret For Now

“The shift in the political conversation has been so dramatic that even a pathway to citizenship for some of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States – long rejected out of hand by most Republicans and some Democrats – could be part of [an amnesty bill],” says the Christian Science Monitor.

“Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill. In the Senate, a “Gang of Eight” – led by longtime immigration reformers Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) of New York and Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina – has added freshman Sens. Michael Bennett (D) of Colorado and Mike Lee (R) of Utah, while potential 2016 presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R) of Florida leads his own initiative.”

Mexican Government Intervenes to Try to Stop SB 1070 Provision

“The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants,” the Arizona Republic says.

“Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America.”

The U.S. Is Underpopulated And Needs More Immigration?

“Immigration, long the backbone of American innovation, entrepreneurism, and human talent, has become a dirty word in recent years. This is unfortunate, because strategically conceived and well-targeted immigration should be seen as a precision tool for America to insure the best, optimal human capital needed to compete in the 21st century,” says Peter Marber in National Journal.

“There’s plenty of room in America for more people. The US has one of the lowest population densities in the world at 85 people per square mile versus 360 in China, 650 in the UK, and more than 900 in India. Many American cities have depopulated over the last generation or two; they have ample infrastructure that would welcome new families and skilled workers.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    “There’s plenty of room in America for more people.”

    Room? That’s simplistic. Sustainability is what matters–and by that measure the U.S. is already overpopulated.

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    The illegals need to move out and be gone. Then the business owners can pay a decent salary. The issue isnt that Americans wont do the work its that we are not hiding and we have a voice to stand and say NO , we wont work for pennies. Illegals only undermine the stucture of America.

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    American Overpopulation in Coastal Cities Like Seattle

    Actually has a greater population density than Beijing, China.

    The trouble with America is the same as the rest of the world….we’re out of potable water, trees and fish….last I heard 86% of the fish we consume in America now comes from like toxic Asian farm tanks….yummmm….

    When you try to live off the coast in eastern Washington outside of the Seattle area, its all treeless desert and/or mountains….or worse yet, the last of the potable water farmlands for overpopulation to destroy in America.

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    It’s so ironic that the Mexican government complains about discrimination when their laws enshrine discrimination. Those from Spanish speaking countries are allowed to become citizens two full years before any other countries. Plus land ownership is forbidden to all but Mexicans in many places. These hypocrites have the nerve to talk about us when thousands of people crossing Mexico from countries to the south have ended up dead, robbed, raped, or simply have disappeared. Amnesty International says their government officials ignore it or sometimes are even actively involved. Phony hypocrites, especially when their president stands in front of our Congress and complains about our laws, which go out of their way to actually excuse the activities of their illegals.

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    Barbara Griffith on

    Mexico would never ever allow any lawyer from the US to interfere in their rule making or their laws that a state had in place. The reason they pull it here is because they consider the US government stupid seeing as we seem to welcome their hordes of illegals pouring over the border along with the drug cartels.

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    The US is “underpopulated” and he comes to that conclusion by comparing us to three of the most overcrowded countries in the world, Britain India and China? India and China are drowning in their own pollution. Because there is not enough arable land in India to go around for those who used to make a living farming, now a huge portion of the population lives in huge slums. Slumdog Millionaire was not a fantasy. There is a small upper class but most of the people live in grinding poverty without even access to clean water. China is desperate to reduce their population because they know there are not enough jobs to go around. As of now, we are undergoing an historic drought that has reduced the flow of the Mississippi and other rivers to a fraction of what they were. How do we deal with that when we have more people? Or when the entire western half of the US, which doesn’t see much rainfall to begin with, goes into one of the extreme droughts that have happened in the past, some lasting a couple centuries. And I guess we don’t have thirty million unemployed and underemployed who need jobs before bringing others in?

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    How does the corrupt, hypocritical & one way Mexican government, have any right to comment on OUR immigration laws in the first place? And what rock did Marber crawl out from under, with his warped reasoning!

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    What a stupid remake most of their fellow Mexicans live in the Los Angeles-Santa Ana metreo area which is the most density populated over 7,000.