Amnesty Supporter Arrested at Congressional Office

Amnesty Supporter Arrested at Congressional Office

“Veteran labor organizer and immigration reform advocate Eliseo Medina was arrested here Friday after attempting to enter the offices of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.),” Fox News Latino reports.

“Medina, a leader of the “Fast for Families” caravan that is touring the country to demand an end to deportations, was arrested for trespassing, Jose Seiglie, deputy police chief in the Miami suburb of Doral, told Efe.”

Obama Deportation Review Driven by Politics

“A review of the U.S. deportation system ordered by President Barack Obama is seen by pro-immigration Democrats as good policy and good politics. It’s appeasing the party’s Senate leaders, who’d rather criticize the Republican-led House over immigration policy than spar with the White House over deportations,” Businessweek reports.

“Administration officials and staff for top Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, met privately on March 11 as the party aims to alleviate tensions heading into the November congressional election.”

Business Lobby Looks for Ways to Push Amnesty

“In 2014, business associations, church councils, and a number of prominent executives from companies such as Yahoo, Intel, and HP are working with the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to move forward with immigration reform, despite fierce opposition from some Republicans,” says.

“This techcrunch article explains, ‘Unfortunately, 2014 is an election year and Republican incumbents could face a backlash at the polls if they compromised to pass a comprehensive bill. Republicans and Democrats disagree whether the 11 million low-skilled undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship or mere permanent residence.'”

Amnesty Supporters Should Support Honesty

“Like most Republicans, I oppose a mass amnesty for illegal aliens. I think it unjust that aliens who are engaged in lawful work or study should be ordered, along with their families, to return home when their visas expire while the illegal aliens who worked or studied beside them are invited to stay for the rest of their lives,” says William Chip in the Washington Times.

“Even so, as a father and grandfather, I can imagine the heartbreak of middle-aged parents being forced to restart their lives in the impoverished, crime-wracked countries from whence many came. In short, I feel sorry for them. I expect that most citizens who tell opinion pollsters they support amnesty for illegal alien families are unmoved by political and economic arguments. Instead, like me, they just feel sorry for them.”

“If any of the interest groups that advocate legalization really want to help the undocumented, they should stop fibbing to the public about immigration reform and become credible partners with Republicans, who are open to humanitarian solutions for the most deserving cases.”

Another Manager of Phoenix Car Wash Pleads Guilty to Illegal Hiring

“A second former general manager for a metropolitan Phoenix car-wash chain that’s accused of immigration fraud in its hiring practices has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge,” the AP reported.

“John Randall Sanford is among the 13 managers for Danny’s Family Car Wash who have pleaded guilty in the case.”

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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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    So the nominee for director of citizenship and immigration services was a board member of Casa de Maryland and he doesn’t remember all the things that group did to provide advice to illegals on how to avoid law enforcement. Just like a certain president sat in the pews of a church for 20 years and never heard all the anti white rhetoric.

    Recently, Jonathan Turley wrote an opinion piece for the LA Times in which he noted seven instances, including immigration and the healthcare act, where this president simply rewrote laws he did not like. Turley, who testified before Congress on this issue, is not a presidential opponent. In fact he wrote “I happen to agree with many of the president’s policies”.

    But Turley also wrote:

    “In his state of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where Congress refused to act to his satisfaction. In a system of shared powers, one would expect an outcry or at least a stony silence when a president promised to circumvent the legislative branch. Instead, many senators and representatives erupted in rapturous applause; they seemed delighted at the notion of a president assuming unprecedented and unchecked powers at their expense.”