Gutierrez Breaks With Illegal Alien Protesters Arrested at Capitol Monday
“Two immigrant protesters were arrested Monday at a pair of congressional offices, when they tried to persuade Latino members of Congress to ask President Barack Obama to stop the deportation of eight immigrants detained since they surrendered in September to U.S. authorities at the border with Mexico to protest federal immigration policies,” the Huffington Post says.
“U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Marco Pacheco and Marcela Espinoza were arrested for unlawful entry. A police spokesman said Pacheco will be seen by a judge on Tuesday, but did not provide information about Espinoza.”
VOXXI.com reported that a 3rd protester was also arrested, and that all the arrestees were individuals who has previously been arrested at the border as part of the “DREAM 30” border crossing stunt.
Gutierrez disavowed the Dreamactivist.org site, and that inspired this rant by Dee Dee Garcia Blase, who founded the Tequila Party.
“Finally, we can all exhale and breathe a sigh of relief because Representative Luis Gutierrez has reprimanded DREAM 30 after the wicked agenda led by the likes of Mohammad Abdollahi and his cohorts,” said Garcia.
Why is the GOP Silent on the Welfare Costs of Immigration?
“Welfare reform is usually an issue Republicans are more than happy to discuss. However, in the context of the debate over reforming the immigration system, the GOP has been relatively silent on matters of welfare,” says Andrew Stiles at National Review.
Critics of the Gang of Eight legislation have warned of the potential financial burden associated with granting legal status to significant numbers of illegal immigrants who qualify as a ‘public charge,’ defined by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an individual who is likely to become ‘primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance, or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense.'”
DC Council Moves Toward Licenses for Illegal Aliens
“Illegal immigrants could begin applying for driver’s licenses next year in the District, but their IDs would be stamped as ‘not valid for official federal purposes,’ creating a two-tier system of identification to comply with federal homeland security rules.
The plan marks a significant backtrack from legislation that a D.C. Council committee approved this year. That legislation would have challenged federal law by issuing licenses that looked like all the others to illegal immigrants,” the Washington Post writes.
Obama Huddles With Marriot, McDonalds on Amnesty Push
“President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with top corporate leaders, including the CEOs of McDonalds, Marriott, and State Farm, in a bid to rally the business community to champion immigration reform. During the morning meeting in the Roosevelt Room, the White House will ask the business leaders to help pressure Republicans to move on immigration reform legislation that appears stalled in the House,” The Hill writes.
“Attendees include McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, State Farm CEO Edward Rust, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, Deloitte CEO Joe Exhvarria, Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown, and Evercore Partners founder Roger Altman.”