Dan Stein Op-Ed: How Sen. Schumer Set the Amnesty Trap

From Dan Stein’s Latest Op-Ed:

Whatever else one might think about Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), we can all agree that he is a very savvy and partisan politician. With his party in political trouble over the state of the economy, declining middle class wages, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, Schumer is busy setting a trap to distract Republicans from the core issues that concern American voters and trick them into doing the Democrats’ political bidding.

In a January speech to the Center for American Progress (CAP), a left-leaning think tank that functions as the Obama administration’s farm team, Schumer astutely identified the issue that will determine the outcome of 2014 and 2016 elections: Widespread angst about the decline of the American middle class. “Since 2001, median income in the U.S. has declined by 10 percent,” he told the CAP audience.

Read the rest at The Hill.

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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 ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Amnesty is wrong Schumer no gray areas It’s the law brake it your wrong….It’s that simple…. What about those that did it right are you telling them they didn’t have to. Do you tell one of your children they can have candy,but the other one no cause it’s not good for you……Do you know what you look like….Right Stupid idiot …

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    Gang of Eight Democrat partisan, Senator Chuck Schumer, is ALWAYS advising Republicans as to what is good for them on the question of immigration policy. Senator Schumer says he is very very worried about the future of the GOP. Really? He claims he wants what is best for the Republican Party and that means they must start supporting amnesty, legal status, and United States citizenship for 12-20 million illegal immigrants. Besides Speaker John Boehner and his pathetic brain dead leadership team, I don’t think too many Republicans are falling for Senator Schumer’s malarkey.

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    They lost because we had enough of the Bush family. Bush had been pushing for amnesty. We just want to know who they serve, the corporate overlords or…?