McCain, Flake Try to Sell Amnesty

McCain, Flake Try to Sell Amnesty

“Both McCain and Flake say [amnesty]is crucial to Arizona, which has been the epicenter of the emotional debate over the nation’s broken borders. Arizona is the main gateway for illegal immigration, proportionally has one of the largest populations of undocumented immigrants, and has faced political blowback for enacting laws to address the federal problem,” USA Today reports.

“The two senators are set to provide more insight into their positions Tuesday during “A Conversation on Immigration with John McCain and Jeff Flake,” a hourlong event presented by The Arizona Republic, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, and The discussion, at 1 p.m. ET at the Mesa Arts Center, will be streamed live on and”

Obama Issues New Rule Prohibiting Deporting Any Parent

“The Obama administration issued a policy late last week telling immigration agents to try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children — a move that adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.
In a nine-page memo issued Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and, if parents are detained, agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings,” the Washington Times reports.

Tech Billionaires Seeking to “Hack” D.C.

“From their corporate campuses on the west coast, America’s technology entrepreneurs used to ignore faraway Washington, DC—or mention the place only to chastise it for holding back innovation with excessive regulation. They have, at times, invested in the low politics of self-interested lobbying . . . Yet unlike Wall Street, which has long mixed that sort of lobbying with supplying leaders to some of the highest offices in the land and feeding in policy advice, tech tycoons have remained largely aloof from the broader affairs of the nation’s capital,” says The Economist.

“Another big statement of political intent was the launch in April of, a campaign for immigration reform. Convened by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, its supporters are a who’s who of tech, including Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn; Marissa Mayer, the boss of Yahoo; Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google; and the most successful techie of them all, Bill Gates. Despite some early rows over tactics, the group has survived and is spending heavily in the hope of pulling off an improbable victory.”

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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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    Living With Open Eyes on

    RE: Obamah Issues Order Prohibiting Deporting Any Parent – When an American citizen breaks the law and is sentenced to prison it doen’t matter if he or she has a job and/or a family – he or she must do the time. Why do we allow illegal foreigners to break the law unpunished because “they work hard and have families”? Why must citzens of this country obey the law or face punishment and illegal foreigners break the law and be forgiven? P.S. How does anybody do background checks on millions of UNDOCUMENTED people? I know how – they will give them a brand new clean record. I bet there are millions of American citizens that would love to have a brand new clean background.This whole amnesty scheme is obviously nothing but a government sponsored cheap labor pool for all the greedy American businesses.

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    Organizing For America (OFA) President Obama’s PAC sent out an email last week on Whitehouse letterhead entitled “Making America a Geek Magnet” promoting foreign tech immigration.

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      But God Forbid

      They hire the 150K automotive and space engineers eliminated in 2006-2010….these are the brightest engineers in the world and no hiring agencies wants them replacing all of them.

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    I came across an interesting article by Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon which may have been mentioned already but I thought I would bring it to your attention anyway. Apparently the Obama Administration is trying to keep secret a plan to fund a three tier border security apparatus along Mexico’s Southern Border while of course not doing the same for our Southern Border.

    “Obama administration and Mexican government officials recently discussed creating a three-tier security system designed to protect Mexico’s southern border from drug and human traffickers, according to U.S. officials.
    The border control plan calls for U.S. funding and technical support of three security lines extending more than 100 miles north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala and Belize. The border security system would use sensors and intelligence-gathering to counter human trafficking and drug running from the region, a major source of illegal immigration into the United States.
    According to the officials who discussed the U.S.-Mexican talks on condition of anonymity, the Mexican government proposed setting up three security cordons using electronic sensors and other security measures along the southern Mexican border, along a line some 20 miles from the southern border, and along a third security line about 140 miles from the southern Mexican territorial line.”

    “The plan apparently is being kept secret within the administration over concerns that disclosure would fuel Republican critics of the administration’s record on border security.
    Asked to comment on the southern Mexico border security plan, Rep. Ted Poe (R., Texas), a senior member of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on immigration, said he opposes the effort.
    ‘We need to take care of the United States first when it comes to border security,’ he told the Free Beacon. ‘The United States seems to be very concerned about protecting the border of other nations and needs to be more concerned about protecting our own border.’
    Poe also said that at a time of fiscal austerity, ‘We should be spending funds on border security and national security in the United States.’ ”