Sequester Scare Tactics Include Immigration Enforcement

Sequester Scare Tactics Include Immigration Enforcement

“Our immigration system is already plagued by protracted delays, red tape and limited resources, and sequestration would exacerbate some of those problems. ABC News singles out some of the many ways that the automatic budget cuts would hit our immigration system, affecting everything from visas to deportations,” the Washington Post writes.

Silicon Valley Launches Cheap Labor Lobby Campaign

“Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and social media experts from Silicon Valley are planning a “virtual march” on Washington to push lawmakers to open the doors for businesses to hire immigrants who are skilled in the engineering field. It’s called the “March for Innovation” and will end with a “virtual march” on Washington in April, according to a report by Financial Times,” the Washington Times says.

Cook Report: Obama Should Stop Talking About Immigration

“Sometimes, silence really is golden. In politics, taking the path of highest visibility isn’t always the smartest way to do things. This week presented two good examples of that principle being violated, one by a Democrat and the other by a Republican.
As we watch President Obama stumping for comprehensive immigration reform, the question arises: Does his high-visibility association with this issue make reform more or less likely to happen? The challenge of achieving comprehensive immigration legislation is not in winning the votes of House and Senate Democrats; it’s in getting enough Republican votes to pass it in the House and to avoid a filibuster in the Senate,” says Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report.

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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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    It’s obvious this will just be an attempt to repeat the 1986 “one time” amnesty. Apparently in Washington one time becomes many times. One of the most arrogant statements made recently was Sen. Leahy of Vermont saying there had been “enough enforcement”. In what bizarre world has there been enough enforcement. It’s been the opposite, which is why we find ourselves in this situation again, and we’re expected to just believe more of the “trust us” rhetoric. I was also not aware that there’s some limit on enforcing the law. Does the chief of police announce to all his officers in September that they’ve got their quota of bank robbers for the year?

    During that recent town hall meeting in Arizona, when some guy took McCain to task for his unfulfilled 2010 primary campaign statement of “just finish the dang fence”, Mc Cain said we need these people to “mow our lawns, take care of our children, and clean our houses”. No, that’s just rich people like you, with a sense of entitlement for cheap labor. The vast majority of the rest of us do those things ourselves.

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      John Winthrop on

      Leland AGAIN!! enforcement was never 100% complaint by The People. and our Laws have hardly been improved so THEREFORE we are in this situation in a deeper serious manner……………….