Illegal Alien Lobby Demands Halt to All Deportations

Illegal Alien Lobby Demands Halt to All Deportations

“Labor, Latino and immigrant advocate groups called on President Obama on Monday to suspend deportations of illegal immigrants who could be eligible for a pathway to citizenship under a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is under consideration in the Senate,” the New York Times reports.

“The groups, which generally support the Senate bill, said that thousands of immigrants who would most likely gain legal status under its terms were being expelled and separated from their families in the United States while Congress deliberates.
‘It’s a simple matter of fairness and justice,’ said Thomas A. Saenz, president of Maldef. ‘It makes no sense to deport those who would be eligible for that relief.'”

Many More Unaccompanied Minors Caught At Border

“Every day, 80 to 120 children cross the Texas border illegally – and alone. What’s happening in Texas reflects a nationwide trend: Immigration by undocumented children under 18 is on the rise, even as fewer adults come into the country illegally. The Border Patrol apprehended 24,481 unaccompanied children in 2012, more than three times than in 2008,” Stateline reports.

“Whatever the reason, the increase has been so dramatic that it caught the government and advocates by surprise. In a typical year, federal authorities handled between 7,000 and 8,000 unaccompanied children. The total was 13,625 in 2012. By government estimates, it could climb to nearly 24,000 within the next year.”

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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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    We are still in the very early stages of getting this bill passed. It’s an important step forward but we just aren’t there yet. Until we are, current law must be followed.

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    Only in the US would a group of illegals have a lobby. Where are all the lawyers – why can’t they sue the gov’t for providing gov’t monies to illegals? Aren’t they sworn to uphold the law?

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      DITTO!! This is about the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. This can be regarded as anarchy. Stop listening to those who have broken the law, and want to be rewarded for their bad behavior. Only in America can this happen. Try this in any other land where the needs of the citizens are not regarded. In Florida, non-citizens get food stamps, housing, money; whereby there are Americans who do not get any help at all when it comes to health care, housing, feeding, and clothing themselves. The legislative, and judicial system needs to tend to the needs of its own American citizens first, not those of the illegal alien law-breakers. The unemployment rate further supports the need to stop the unflux of illegal immigrants from coming here. We need to ensure that Americans get these jobs. When you have not deposited any money (taxes) to the bank, you cannot make a withdrawal. First obey the law, then we can talk.

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    There are many difficult issues facing this country. Like Iran and North Korea with nuclear weapons, this country’s national debt, social security solvency and how to create jobs. All these issues require alot of thinking and debate about what should be the course of action. But I think illegal immigration is an issue very easily solved. It just requires common sense and rational thinking, and love of country. Unfortunately, there are various groups in this country who care more about their personal well being and pocketbooks than they care about their fellow American citizens. Then the majority of hispanics who are only looking out for their race. And then you have alot of politicians who want to make sure they can get the hispanic vote so they can be re-elected. But if anybody or any legislative body wants to oppose illegal immigration or amnesty, they are labeled as being racist. Because the pro-illegal crowd has no logical or rational reason for their cause.

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    Obama is effectively broadcasting to the world send us your poor and unwashed and we will give them benefits like Welfare, and guarantee them nice jobs with benefits like Obamacare

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    How can Illegals even lobby in this crazy world. They are illegals for gods sake. Give America back to the Americans and legal immigrants who would love to be able to take jobs being done by illegals.

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    If they are here illegally, i.e. illegal aliens, then they have NO rights. Send them ALL back where they came from.

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    Put them in jail, so they will learn. Oh, i forgot the rich want them here so they work cheaper and the rich get richier! Our country is screwing us every which way! Illegals get more then us legals…..U.S.A. is *** backwards!!!!….

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      John, no argument with what you said, but you left something out. This has gone on for decades for two reasons: 1)Yes, I suppose the Republicans do want cheap labor and 2) The Democrats want all the votes they can get, illicit or not. The Republicans do what they do to keep the rich people rich so the rich people will vote for Republicans. The Democrats on the other hand, as every one knows, work for the “poor”, so, a question: If the Democrats want to keep getting the votes of the “poor” what do they have to do? Well, so long as we still have some capitalism and free enterprise in this country, every now and then some hard working “poor” person is going to break out and join the middle class or even the wealthy. You can keep most of our “poor” people “poor” by giving them more and more handouts, but you can’t keep them all until we become fully socialistic. So, the best alternative for the Democrats is to see “poor” people as a renewable resource, a commodity that can be imported on a vast scale. The idea that illegals come here because rich people want them to may have some validity, but the fact is, it’s primarily the Democrats who are giving the country away to people who don’t belong here, to get votes which keep them in power. Yes, the bad guys want them here, but you may be a bit mistaken about who exactly are the bad guys.

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    IllinoisMinuteman on

    24,000 children crossing alone, and “we” are the ones breaking up families? huh?

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      This is what is done by illegal immigrants. They find a way to disregard the law and they take advantage of it. This is another of the reasons why any child born here needs to go back to the country the illegal immigrant parent is deported then we will not have broken families if this is their argument. These children are not the responsibility of the American citizens. They are the responsibility of the country from whence their parents reside; and send them the bill for the travelling and housing arrangements. Let their government provide for them. This is why you must adhere to the law at its basic level.

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    Diana Reichardt on

    I hate to tell these people but this is America and there has always been rules and procedures to live this in country. They are NO better that the other folks who have come to this country thru legal channels. They should have come here the right way! I am sorry but this problem has existed too long!! It is time to step up and be held accountable. If they really want to be citizens they need to do it thru legal channels. They knew what they were doing was not legal and now they have to correct it.

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    Wow what has this country came to this is crazy I’m not racist at all…. however they chose where they wanted to have their families it was their choice not anyone elses they should send them back child or not and it may sound cold hearted but what about the starving and sick children in thus country that nobody gives a damn to help? ????? Ill tell you its because we are to busy worrying about everyone elses country and children that our own people are suffering because of it let them wory about them and lets keep everyone out and take care of what nedds taking care of in our own back yards

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    They are a burden on the US Economy and do not deserve to be here. They are not legal deport them. The America Dream is over for the US citizens we are paying for someone else’s American Dream… Really wake up!!. Stupid people get stupid results.

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    cyntha curran on

    “Sen. Diane Feinstein brought up the county’s concerns at the Judiciary Committee meeting and directed her staff to look into the possibility of creating a state impact assistance fund.” Another thing auotmation or Robotics could decrease jobs in some of the service sector in California. Some cleaning jobs like windows, vaccuming, or mopping the floor could be done by robots in another 7 to 10 years, meaning a lot of illegal immirgants skills will be less needed.

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    cyntha curran on

    have the same concern: who on earth would send their child, minor or otherwise, into another country illegally and without a guardian, all in the expectation of those babies bringing them in also? Unbelievable. Well, the way they are doing it means the kids well be homeless in the states unless they have relatives but the way its being done it doesn’t seem they will arrive with a legal or illegal relative in the states. Mexicans probably think that the US will take care of their kids but their homeless kids in the states already.

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    The utter audacity of these parasitic illegal alien lobbyist and open border, special interest degenerates is unconscionable. Along with the criminal spin that is perpetuated from their little brains, all the while raping U.S. taxpayers, thanks in no small part to our inept government, is incomprehensible!

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      There is a new outrage everyday if not from the administration specifically, the from the liberals generally. Every news day is stunning, frighteningly so.

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    Are there words in the English language that can describe the monumental HYPOCRISY that runs rampant in the state of California? A Los Angeles Times story of May 11 was headlined “LA County Officials Worried About Cost Of Immigration Overhaul”. It reads in part:

    “County officials voiced concerns that local taxpayers will be left holding the bag to pay for the brunt of healthcare and other services for multitudes of immigrants who apply for citizenship.”

    “Sen. Diane Feinstein brought up the county’s concerns at the Judiciary Committee meeting and directed her staff to look into the possibility of creating a state impact assistance fund.”

    First of all, your politicians, and the voters who continue to put them in office, have spent the past 20 years ENCOURAGING the very thing you complain about. Like sanctuary cities, dismantling and opposing any and all efforts for enforcement, and making all those people and their US born children eligible for expensive social programs at taxpayer expense.

    Feinstein was on one of the Sunday interview shows just two days ago, supporting this “reform” and dismissing any concerns about it. But now she’s complaining California may have to pay up if this goes through. Well, you and the rest of your ilk have been told for many years this was COMING, and all the people who told you this were dismissed as ignorant know nothing nativists. Maybe they DID know something. You sure didn’t.

    It’s similar to when Arizona took it’s fight to uphold it’s enforcement laws to the Supreme Court and California joined in the suit against Arizona and claimed that other states would suffer if illegals left Arizona and went elsewhere. The fact is we’ve heard that this amnesty will be all gravy with no costs to the taxpayers, but when it comes down to it, the admitted truth of the matter is another story. And those costs will be just the start.

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    They Go After Legal Americans Citizens for “Jail Time” Child Abuse for Abandenment

    Mexican parents abandening 24,000 minors in America deserve Dream Act Medals?

    How many of these minor girls are/were raped? We’ll never know.

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      I have the same concern: who on earth would send their child, minor or otherwise, into another country illegally and without a guardian, all in the expectation of those babies bringing them in also? Unbelievable.