Surprise: Rubio is ‘all-in’ for amnesty

Paul Mirengoff

Politico reports that Marco Rubio is prepared “to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of the bill.” This isn’t much a surprise. In all likelihood, Rubio has been prepared to be the front-man in the push for amnesty and path for citizenship for illegal aliens from the get-go. His sponsorship of reprehensible efforts to demonize critics of amnesty have shown him to be every bit as much of a ruthless pro-amnesty ideologue as Chuck Schumer, for whom he is fronting.

In other news that won’t shock, Politico notes that there will be no meaningful hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the comprehensive reform package. Why? Because, as Politico puts it, Chairman Leahy “rebuffed” Rubio in his bid for extensive hearings.”

But Rubio, as the linchpin of this deal, could have insisted on hearings as a condition of his support for the bill. Had Rubio “rebuffed” Leahy, the Democrats would have no choice but to yield. But Rubio backed off…

The article continues at PowerLine.

RelatedAmnesty Is Already Having Its Effect

Also, US Civil Rights Commission Members: Amnesty Will “Disproportionately Harm” Black Community


A malnourished Somali child is wrapped in an American "Stars and Stripes" cloth at a therapeutic feeding center at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province, June 8, 2009. Weeks of intense fighting in Somalia has driven mor than 100,000 people from their homes, swelling camps on the Kenyan border that are already the largest and oldest in the world, sheltering more than 270,000 Somali refugees. Picture taken June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (KENYA CONFLICT SOCIETY HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A malnourished Somali child is wrapped in an American “Stars and Stripes” cloth at a therapeutic feeding center at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya’s northeastern province, June 8, 2009… Picture taken June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly


…“In light of recent debates on comprehensive immigration reform, we are writing to address a rarely-discussed effect of granting legal status or effective amnesty to illegal immigrants,” the three Civil Rights Commission members wrote. “Such grant of legal status will likely disproportionately harm lower-skilled African-Americans by making it more difficult for them to obtain employment and depressing their wages when they do obtain employment.”

“The increased employment difficulties will likely have negative consequences that extend far beyond economics,” the authors warn…


Read their letter at the link.

The D.C. immigration protest and the shape of things to come

…There’s nothing wrong with, or necessarily inauthentic about, a bussed-in protester. I can still remember hundreds of busses unloading protesters (nearly all of them African-Americans and many wearing suits on a sweltering August day) at the great civil rights march on Washington in 1963). But those protesters didn’t have the air of being rounded-up for the march. Many of the folks I saw on Wednesday gave me just that impressed.

My impression is partially confirmed by the Media Research Center, which was on hand to talk with some of the protesters. One protester, carrying a placard about Marco Rubio, was asked if she knew who Rubio is. “No,” she answered, “my social worker gave it to me.”…


Illegal Alien Propaganda: A Critical Lesson in Terminology and Tactics


Update:   On Saturday, 13 April, The Tea Party Patriots have issued a Call to Action for this Tuesday, 16 April:

It’s happening. Once again Congress is trying to take away your rights. This time, it’s your right to own a gun.

Gun control advocates hailed Thursday’s Senate vote allowing debate to move forward on a sweeping package of legislation as a victory for their movement. But things are just getting started, and any measures that curb access to guns are a long, long way from reaching President Barack Obama’s desk.

The 68-31 procedural vote sets up a lengthy debate on big questions: How expansive should a background check system be? Where should you be able to carry a weapon under your clothes? Should schools set up different protections?

That’s not all:

“A bipartisan Senate group on immigration legislation is attempting to craft an agreement so secure that the eight members will oppose amendments to its core provisions, an arrangement that could delay the introduction of a bill, people familiar with the negotiations said,” the Post’s David Nakamura wrote.

Since the start of our movement, Tea Party activists have protested on everything from taxes to the budget to health care. Now, we urge you to take a stand for the Second Amendment and for a secure border.

On Tuesday, April 15, Tea Party activists around the nation will let their Senators know where they stand when it comes to our gun rights and America’s sovereignty. At 12:00 noon Eastern – 10 a.m. Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, and 9 a.m. Eastern – the entire Senate will know what the American people think.

More details are forthcoming this evening, so check back. For now, make sure your local activists are ready for Tuesday. And in case you need to catch up on both debates, here are a few critical links to follow:

Text of the bill, via Senator Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) website

Basic info on the bill

House Members do not appear to back Senate bil

Speaker Boehner may capitulate on guns

A brief on the immigration legislation



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