Does Obama Want An Amnesty Bill to Fail?

TPS Deadline Extended For Haitians Due to Sandy

“Temporary protected status for Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake in their Caribbean homeland was extended through July 2014. Haitians previously approved to temporarily live and work here originally had until Nov. 30 to register for the 18-month extension. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this week pushed back the registration deadline until Jan. 29,” the AP reports.

Does Obama Want An Amnesty Bill to Fail?

“President Barack Obama promised Dec. 30 to introduce an immigration bill during 2013, but activists on all sides of the debate are trying to understand his strategy. He may be gunning for a victory in the mid-term elections by introducing a bill so radical that it will spark an emotional controversy from whites, which would then spur many angry Latinos to vote Democratic in the 2014 midterm elections, said Robert de Posada, former head of a GOP-affiliated group, The Latino Coalition,” the Daily Caller writes.

“When the bill fails, ‘they can announce once again that they tried [and that Latinos]need to rally in the next election,’ said Posada, who helped President George W. Bush win 40 percent of the Latino vote in 2004, during the housing boom.”

Iowa Latest State to Deny Licenses to DACA (DREAM Act) Recipients

“In a sign of growing opposition to President Obama’s immigration policy, Iowa has become the latest state to deny driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants who receive deferments from deportation. Iowa joins Michigan, Nebraska and Arizona in denying licenses or non-operator identification cards because, officials say, Obama’s deferred action program doesn’t grant legal status in the United States. Officials in each state cite laws restricting the licenses to foreigners who reside here legally,” NPR reports.

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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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    Did the forefathers fight against an English takeover to now allow illegals to walk in and take over the country?

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    More pro immigration propaganda just on the CBS Evening News. They called the population rise in the last year a “small increase”. But they did not actually say it was 2.4 million. And do the math, 10 years of 2.4 equals another twenty four million people. Which has been the case in the last three decades, averaging 25 to 30 million additional people every 10 years. They were discussing how many Asians were immigrating to Texas and the businesses they started and how many people they employed. One guy had several pastry shops. Ok great, but do we have a pressing need for pastry shops. Since large parts of Texas are considerably dry where does the water for all those additional people come from and who pays for that? Besides the taxpayers. There was also not ONE single mention of the money that goes to the US born children of illegals, or the drop out rates and early pregnancy rates of Hispanics. All of which end up being huge net costs to the taxpayers because those people will take out far more in government assistance than they ever pay in taxes. So much for an objective view of immigration.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    Very possible that Obama could try an aggressive strategy like this. Now that Romney has lost and the GOP is taking heat over the Latino vote, the country is likely to be tested. The country is really straining to hold together as it is, let alone with blatant ethnic battles of this kind.

    I had the opportunity to listen to a wealthy American-Brazilian (an American who lived in Brazil for decades and who has dual citizenship children) wax poetic about Latinos last night and how they are the ethnic group of choice for a number of jobs as well as for landlords, who like Latinos’ family-oriented culture and their propensity to pay their rent in cash (to avoid deportation). I presume these same landlords under-report their taxes to the IRS.

    During the same conversation, we had discussed the problems of African-American communities, so I had to connect the dots vis-a-vis immigration and unemployment among black men. This connection had never even occurred to him. He also trotted out the declining birth rate argument with regard to social security, and when I pointed out that we could simply raise the retirement age, as people are living longer, he hadn’t thought of it. He also hadn’t thought of how declining birth rates would be a natural consequence of economic development due to a lower need for child labor at home, lower infant mortality rates, and the rising cost of education in an intellectually-based economy. Again, none of this had occurred to him before.

    During the same conversation, he also asserted that the U.S. political system has become outdated. He thinks we should have a parliamentary system instead because the party in power rules the government, period. That’s in direct conflict with the checks and balances system envisioned by the Founders. I wonder if he thinks the Bill of Rights should be scrapped, too, including the right to free speech.

    Folks, we have to stop this madness of scrapping our country for a fantasy that won’t work — a fantasy conceived by people who have no idea how the real world actually works, even though they are rich.

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      I Have a Latina Friend Too Concerned Citizen

      Who got her American citizenship in the 80s; before overpopulation almost completely swallowed all the American jobs. She now sees having less kids and keeping their job absorbing numbers down as a key to her economic well being; as a cash strapped mom [she had 4 kids BTW], as well as, ever helping make it back to the old fashion America she remembers….the one where we first had jobs for American engineers making stuff, then jobs for business and healthcare professionals too, as well as lesser skilled factory workers in maufacturing. Debt and over building overpopulation housing had just been a temporary fix for eliminating our critical manufacturing backbone, automotive engineering, NASA and generally making stuff in this country. The 2013 fiscal cliff has doomed this doomed method of debt anyway

      I agree Concerned Citizen, but Social Security was plump in money; recipients spend FAR less than we put in [even the Baby Boomers]….it DOESN’T NEED OVERPOPULATION to fix it….it just needed keeping the Fascist foreign/corporate gangsters that control us politically from robbing it, like they have. The’d wipe the smirks off their rich elite faces, if the federal govenment similarly went in to the banks and robbed all their excess retirement 401Ks to pay for OVERPOPULATION DEBT too…then its not so funny.

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    Janet Napolitano went on tv after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and announced that no one should even try to come here and claim refugee status after the fact. But then, as usual, those determined announcements went by the wayside and they started approving TPS for those who came after. Essentially, now if you get a visa to come here, even if you promise to return, you simply just stay. It’s the same with Cubans. We give out 20,000 visas to begin with, more Cubans go to countries like Mexico and then just make their way to the border and claim asylum, and those who come here on a “visit” don’t leave and no one does a thing. Meanwhile South Florida still has unemployment above the national average, sky high rents, and schools bursting at the seams. And there is a lot of tension between Haitians and black Americans that has resulted in several shootings.

    As for Republicans getting the Hispanic vote, that is never going to happen. Romney would have needed 63% of it to make up the gap in the popular vote. The truth is that a lot of Democrats actually say that the GOP stance against illegal immigration is the one thing they agree with. The Republicans need to make up their mind that they can get far more votes by moving just a little to the center on things like women’s and working class issues. They can’t be dumb enough to think they are going to get Hispanic votes. As pointed out, Bush got 40%, but he was as open borders, more visas, pro amnesty as you can get. With a Mexican sister in law {Jeb’s wife} on top of that.