Sen. Sessions Slams Closed-Door Amnesty Bargaining

Sen. Sessions Slams Closed-Door Amnesty Bargaining

“Sen. Jeff Sessions is slamming President Barack Obama’s closed-door meetings with lobbyists pushing greater immigration, including the business interests that profit from low-wage labor by skilled and unskilled immigrants,” the Daily Caller says.

“‘Obama is meeting privately with the most powerful men in finance and business to discuss how to bring in more low-wage labor at a time when millions of Americans can’t earn enough to pay their bills,’ Sessions said in a statement to The Daily Caller.”

House GOP Splits on Citizenship Issue

“House Republicans split Tuesday from their counterparts in the Senate on the issue of immigration reform, arguing that a plan to give millions of undocumented immigrants citizenship is as ‘extreme’ as ‘mass deportation,'” Buzzfeed says.

“Although a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators — including Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona — have agreed to include citizenship in their immigration proposal, conservative members present at Tuesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing pushed back repeatedly against the measure, which Republican committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte called ‘the question of the day.'”

Rep. Cantor Endorses DREAM Act?

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., today endorsed the basic principles of the “Dream Act,” a long-sought after piece of immigration legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for certain undocumented youth. Cantor’s embrace of the idea is the latest demonstration of the GOP’s renewed interest in pursuing bipartisan immigration reform,” CBS News reports.

“In a wide-ranging speech at the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute, Cantor said that when it comes to immigration reform, ‘A good place to start is with the kids.'”

Rep. Labrador Says Softer Stance on Immigration Better

“Rep. Raul R. Labrador is the only Puerto Rican, Mormon, tea party immigration lawyer in Congress, which the Idaho Republican figures makes him the perfect bridge between hard-line GOP resistance to an immigration overhaul and the urgent sense among Democrats that the November election won them a free hand on the issue. Labrador spent his first two years on Capitol Hill earning and burnishing a reputation as not just a ‘no’ but a ‘hell no’ vote on nearly every spending and fiscal bill that came across his desk. But on immigration, he is seeking a different role,” the Washington Post says.

Big Ag Looks for Guest Worers

“At Chandler Farms, just outside of Selma, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley, about three dozen workers are needed each season to pick acres of delicate peaches, plums, nectarines and citrus. In recent years, however, owners Carol and Bill Chandler have struggled to find laborers as immigration from Mexico has slowed to a near-standstill,” the Seattle Times writes.

“Immigration reform has been a rallying cry among farm groups for years. Farmers have long reported chronic labor shortages that predate the recession. During the housing boom, for instance, contractors persuaded farm workers to work in construction.”

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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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    “Rep. Raul R. Labrador is typical of the fiscal con/libertrain right, no taxes/no spediing but cheap labor. The media never mentions a lof of the tea party supports guestworker programs or thinks its ok once illegal immigants get here that business can hired them.

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    Closed door meeting with business lobbyists and corporate execs where they are urging more immigration to lower wages? Wouldn’t look good to have the prez photographed with the people his supporters so detest. I always love the “it will grow the GDP” baloney. A dollar more means the total GDP has grown, but the real question is how is the average worker getting along. Not too well for the last thirty years.

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      Think of It This Way

      America today is like eating dinner pie with all its growing numbers of uninvited citizens/visitors and the pie [Labor Force] is continuously shrinking [like Seattle]…..what that means is we cut the pie into smaller and smaller pieces [lower wages] to accomodtae the rude dinner party intruders…

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    None of the politicians or the preponderance of them show no sympathy for the 23 Americans either completely jobless, destitute, or the part time employees or those who have given up hope of finding work? All they seem interested in is highly skilled workers or the agricultural Guest worker. As I have always said, much of this illegal immigration to the United States would never have happened, if illegal entry was enacted as a Felony? That the genuine 2006 secure double layer fence law had been in place and adequately funded? That the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act (ICRA) had strictly been enforced, instead of the questionable move by big corporations and all businesses to gain the upper hand by buying of lawmakers, so interior enforcement was next to nothing. So over these 3 decades the unconcerned legislators have turned a blind eye to the millions who crossed the poorly, undermanned borders, or never tracked the 46 percent airline passenger overstays who joined the illegal immigration invaders. The original 1986, 3 million who gained citizenship has broadened; bringing in family members through family unification migration, which has led to President Obama’s Dream Act for years of conceiving children on the taxpayer’s dime. If you are disposed to believe the 11 million illegal alien populations that is already settled here, or as most people have illustrated well over 20 million that seems more plausible as far as I’m concerned? To me that just prove to me that there has been no inclination to stop those who could reach our border, because miles of open areas still remain?

    Certain skilled workers who benefit America, is an advantage in this global market. And even a well regulated system to contract AGworkers, who are here strictly on a temporary basis? But non skilled labor, which has an overall advantage on millions of low income Americans, should not be tolerated without exception. If employers paid fair wages, most citizens and legal green card holders would be able to find a job, except the deadbeats that that have used the welfare system to support them. However President Obama and his czars have decided that the future of the Liberal Progressives, depend on generations of illegal migrants and immigrants as new citizens to vote them into Congress for years to come? This plan doesn’t just effect Republicans, but every citizen and all other legal nationalities, skin color and every class of worker. Not too many Americans see any advantage to a path to citizenship, because substantial amounts of money will be needed for retirement and pensions, no to exclude the processing cost. Both parties have already signed onto illegal aliens receiving Social Security, but where is the money coming from? Same with this child rebate tax controversy, which the IRS has ignored even though the estimate going to illegal aliens is now 7 Billion dollars.

    Two main laws that can at least scratch the service of illegal alien payments is THE LEGAL WORKFORCE Bill, that can reverse illegal aliens getting jobs by using the federal computer detection program, that could become mandatory for all workers and prosecution for tough business owners The essential law would be a simple amendment to end the contentious BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL, so only children of a U.S. citizen could claim citizenship. So no more smuggled unborn or infants as associated with the Anchor Baby, would be able to gain citizen advantage to collect hundreds of billions of dollars in entitlement programs. However, without the blast of angry voice of the people, these policies sit in dormant, dusty filing cabinets in Washington. Research this information by checking out Judicial Watch, TEA PARTY.ORG and NumbersUSA and learn how the Liberal Democrats are splitting the country to forward their agenda.

    Incidentally, I heard today that the term Illegal Immigrant is politically incorrect by Democrat Rep. John Conyers Well—Sorry an illegal alien is the correct terminology, because only people who are inspected, have a visa or permission to enter a port of entry are legal immigrants? Just like the honest immigrant that awaits in faraway places to gain admittance is a legal immigrant.

    In concluding, Los Angeles County (just one county) spends over $1.Billion dollars annually in financing illegal alien welfare, states city administator Michael D. Andronovich.

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    They Say the Seattle Area is Better Off in Job Availability Than Most Neighborhoods in America

    Well, if the Seattle Total Labor Force early 2013 degradation below 2008/2009 Depression levels is “Better Off”….the rest of the country is COMPLETELY tanked. See BLS Chart:

    And these buffoon open border politicians want to add more workers to a horrifyingly shrinking Labor Force in the Seattle area. They’re simply off their rockers!