Amnesty Negotiations Continue During the Holidays

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, long-time amnesty advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) has been reaching across the aisle to influential Republicans in an effort to move a comprehensive immigration reform bill through Congress in 2013. (Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 26, 2012)

The Chicago paper reports that Gutierrez met with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—who has become an influential leader within the pro-amnesty wing of the Republican Party—the Thursday before Christmas. “I had a good meeting with Sen. Rubio and I look forward to talking to him [] early and often in the New Year. As I have said, he can play a very important role on the immigration issue and will help the Republican Party address the immigration issue in a productive way….” Gutierrez said of the meeting. (Id.)

Sen. Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant confirmed that a meeting between the Senator and Rep. Gutierrez took place, but declined to offer any details, stating only that Sen. Rubio “really wants to be part of the solution….” (Id.)

Former GOP Vice-Presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), also met with Rep. Gutierrez to discuss comprehensive immigration reform the previous week. “What we did was just kind of catch up,” Gutierrez told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Ryan wants to do the right thing,” he added. (Id.)

President Obama has made no secret of his intention to push amnesty for illegal aliens in the beginning of his second term. His Administration is already planning a “social media blitz” this coming month to shore up support for their efforts. (LA Times, Dec. 7, 2012)

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  1. avatar

    Two executive amnesties in the past 6-7 months from this President? If this continues, will we need reform? WHERE is Congress on this usurping of duty? If our individual States cannot avoid current immigration laws passed by Congress, how can the President??
    Should there be a Supreme Court Challenge here?

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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    “Ryan wants to do the right thing,”

    Coming from Luis, I take that to mean completely selling out.

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    Amensty for illegal immigrants in the USA does alot of harm to the economy I’ll prove it to you, you have more ammnestied illegal migrants than ever before in the USA and your living standards are plunging your economy is a mess and it has a domino effect the world over all you have to do is make it a criminal offence for goverment officals to ammnesty illegal migrants punishable by the death penalty you won’t get any illegfal immigrants then.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    Obama wants to aggressively seize the moment. He’s no doubt concerned that the stock market rally might crumble a la January 2000, and along with it, the euphoric mood and glow of the 2012 election that would currently pressure opponents on immigration to cave in. He knows the American people are skeptical, too, hence the planned social media blitz.

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    Living With Open Eyes on

    Hard to believe someone with a name like Gutierrez wants to make it easier for his cousins to move here, huh?

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      Amnesty is pure betrayal of law-abiding, taxpaying American citizens. It is a slap in the face to those good and decent immigrants waiting their turn to patiently enter the republic. And, more personally for me, it is a GRAVE affront to active duty servicemembers and veterans. Those noble men and women swore an oath to obey and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

      Amnesty and mass immigration are domestic threats.

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    Are we going to see a cost/benefit study of putting all these people on a “path to citizenship”? About all the government assistance over the lifetime of these low education low income individuals who make up the majority? All the Medicaid, earned income tax credit, food stamps, they will be eligible for, after they pay zero in taxes? No, we’ll just get lots of speeches about our “broken system”, with the illogical conclusion that this can only be solved by an amnesty. Not the real solution, which is enforce the law. You practically have to commit a felony to get deported. Otherwise INS has been ordered to just let them go. And Gutierrez uses the word immigration when what he’s talking about is illegal immigration. Another double talking double dealer. I was watching a tv show over the weekend and someone mentioned that parking meters in Chicago are now 6 dollars an hour. The sanctuary paradise, I guess.

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      Just to add to that, Illinois bonds now are the lowest rated of any state by Moody’s credit ratings. I guess that makes Illinois the next up sanctuary state basket case after California. You can understand the motives of illegals. They know they’re being given benefits and advantages for their law breaking. What’s less understandable is the thinking of long time citizens of those states who cheer on the very politicians who are dedicated only to the interests of illegals, at the expense of the taxpayers being squeezed dry. Which is why so many companies have been leaving California. The numbers have risen dramatically because they can see the writing on the wall.

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    As Long as We Treat Amnesty/Overpopulation as a Separate Root Cause to our Faultering Economy With Overpopulation Deficit Spending

    The open border types will keep trying to get their way for amnesty, no matter how bad the economy gets from overpopulation spending and job scarcity. They’ll never admit it.

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    Republicans are not interested in amnesty. What they want are expanded guest worker programs to put downward wage pressure on labor. Many Republicans are willing to compromise with Democrats on amnesty to get their guest workers–while falsely claiming that they are doing this for the Hispanic vote. Republicans do what they do on immigration for the economic interests they represent.