Attendees told at a town hall event, immigration reform was not about enforcing American laws.
Remember in our last post the notion of “being informed” knowing both sides of a particular problem is one of the most attractive characteristics that a human could possess. Question: Doesn’t Gary Peters (D-MI) understand what he has said? Basically what Peters is saying is immigration reform has nothing to do with enforcing the Constitution and the law of the land.
Doesn’t Mr. Peters understand that without the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and their backlog of cases is but one example of how enforcement is needed? Someone please, puleeze remind this wannabe Congressman kum Senator, that a nation does not gain 11 million illegals with proper enforcement in place.
The actual event was held April 6, 2013, and was hosted by local pro-amnesty organization — One Michigan—before the Senate passed the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. The organization pushed for that bill and frequently advocates on its Facebook page on behalf of illegal aliens.
Ah…a new place to introduce The Contemplative Thinker. Not that it would do much good given over to these advocacy groups and the like, but if one single person could be gotten too, it means the work would be worth it. (A cliche I learned in Education.)
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that national Democrats are worried about the seat, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has already reserved $6.3 million worth of advertising in Michigan this year in an effort to protect the seat—which is currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). Who was it that said “Politics is not about money, Mr. Obama?”
A new poll from the Associated Press and GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications shows that immigration is now President Barack Obama’s worst issue. A whopping 68 percent disapprove of the president’s handling of immigration, and just 31 percent—down from 38 percent a couple months—approve of how he’s handling it.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, has long argued Republicans should unite against amnesty to beat the Democrats with the message, which very much seems to be what the Republicans are still in the House trying to land this bill.
Interestingly enough, the not-so-conservative ex-Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who’s now running in New Hampshire against incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—seems to be the first Republican to get the joke. Brown aired what’s been thus far a successful hit on Shaheen, attacking her for standing alongside President Obama in support of amnesty for illegal aliens over support for American citizens struggling in the lagging Obama economy.
After days of scrambling to secure every last vote, the Republican-led House narrowly approved an emergency funding bill for the border crisis on Friday – a critical victory for the new GOP leadership but one that will have little practical impact.
The 223-189 vote came after GOP leaders abruptly pulled its original measure from the House floor on Thursday when it became clear it lacked sufficient support from the party’s own rank and fi