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October 18, 2013
Getting immigration done, most everyone agrees, would be good for the Republican Party. It’s possibly necessary for its very survival. What’s standing in the way isn’t Obama’s determination to destroy the GOP. It’s the GOP’s determination to destroy itself.
Ezra Klein, on the GOP’s reflexive and counter-productive opposition to comprehensive immigration reform, which President Obama is planning to push hard in coming months. “In 2012, 71 percent of Hispanic voters, and 73 percent of Asian voters, marked their ballot for Obama. Those aren’t survivable numbers for the Republican Party,” Klein says. And yet many House Republicans, notably Congressman Raul Labrador, not only oppose immigration reform but believe that Obama is only pushing for it in an attempt to “destroy the Republican Party.” Recall, by the way, that the Senate already passed immigration reform, but John Boehner has refused to put it up for a vote in the House. source
18:00 // 6 months ago
February 17, 2013

How Republicans reacted when Obama’s immigration bill leaked

  • Sen. Rubio “If actually proposed, the president’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come.”
  • Rep. Ryan “Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. By putting these details out without a guest worker program, without addressing future flow, by giving advantage to those who cut in front of the line…that tells us he’s looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution.”
  • Sen. McCain “There are groups in the House and Senate working together to get this done. and when he does things like this, it makes it much more difficult to do that. And that’s why I think this particular move - very counterproductive.”
  • Sen. PaulI will support it on one condition: That we have a report that says the borders are being secured … (it has to be) a report and comes back and is voted on in Congress. I won’t do it on a promise from President Obama, that he will secure the borders.” source

By the way, it’s worth noting that the bill is intended as a backup plan, in case members of Congress fail to come to a bipartisan solution on the issue.”We’re doing exactly what the president said we would do last month … which is we’re preparing. We’re going to be ready,” said White House Chief of staff Denis McDonough.

16:31 // 1 year ago
August 3, 2012

Obama opens the door for some immigrants — with a price tag

  • $465 to pay for temporary work permits, with limits source

» Are you under 30 years old, an undocumented immigrant who moved to the U.S. before the age of 16, have lived in the United States for more than five years, and a graduate or someone who has served time in the military? The U.S. would like to give you a chance to do it right. However, if you’ve been convicted of a felony or a serious misdemeanor, not so much. A big step, though — although one, with few exceptions, that undocumented immigrants will have to pay for.

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22:17 // 1 year ago
June 17, 2012
10:45 // 1 year ago
June 15, 2012
What about American workers who are unemployed by immigrant farmers?
The Daily Caller reporter Neil MunroInterrupting President Obama while the president was making a speech about his new immigration policy, which allows for work visas for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age. Because clearly this was a Q&A, not a speech. In related news, The Daily Caller won an Edward R. Murrow award for writing earlier this week, according to Munro’s most recent tweet.
14:26 // 1 year ago