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Hispanic caucus takes Obama carrot of amnesty to vote for Obamacare.
New Senate 'immigration reform' bill is as bad as McCain/Kennedy.
Buying Votes for Health Care Bill With Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President Obama, yesterday, succeeded in winning the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s endorsement of his health care reform legislation by pledging to push an overwhelmingly unpopular amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens. In this apparent quid pro quo, the president’s promise to push amnesty in 2010 came just hours after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus promised their support for the health care reform bill. The announcement also coincided with the release of an outline for amnesty legislation authored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
According to the outline, illegal aliens would be required to admit that they broke the law, pay an unspecified fine for having settled illegally in the U.S., pay back taxes (which should have been paid anyway), and fulfill some minor civic requirements. In addition, the outline calls for increases in future immigration to the United States. The concrete benefits for the people who violated U.S. immigration laws are offset by vague promises of future immigration enforcement.
The Schumer-Graham plan appears to be a near carbon copy of the McCain-Kennedy-Bush amnesty legislation that was resoundingly rejected by the American people in 2007, said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). “The public believed amnesty was fundamentally unfair, harmful to the interests of law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants, and prohibitively expensive to American taxpayers. Since the last attempt to pass amnesty, U.S. unemployment has more than doubled, the size of the federal deficit has grown tenfold, and nearly every state government is facing a fiscal crisis.”
The release of the Schumer-Graham outline is timed to appease the thousands of illegal aliens and their supporters who are expected to gather on the National Mall this Sunday. “While Congress and the Obama administration ignore the concerns of millions of American families who are struggling through the worst economic crisis in 75 years, they appear remarkably responsive to the demands of people who are in the country illegally,” Stein said.
This item hasn't made the TV media yet, but it's important!!!! How many other banks, etc. have been laundering Mexican Drug Cartel money??
The feds built a case against Wachovia around the bank's relationship with Mexican exchange banks called CDCs (or casas de cambio).
Wachovia execs knew as early as 1996 that the Mexican CDCs were hot spots for drug money but kept doing business with them anyway, Sloman says.
Wachovia bank executives have admitted that the banking giant laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug lords between 2003 and 2008, prosecutors announced in Miami this afternoon.
The bank has promised to pay $160 million in fines and penalties and to set up new safeguards within a year to prevent drug money from coming through the bank. If it fails in that effort, Wachovia could face criminal charges, says Jeffrey Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.
"Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," Sloman said at a meeting in downtown Miami. "[They] laundered at least $110 million in drug proceeds."[snip]
Mar. 18, 2010 - The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is halting funding of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but 59% of Americans believe the United States should continue to build that fence.
Support for the fence has been at this level for several years. In January of last year, 60% favored the continued building of the fence to help stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. In August 2007, 56% felt that way.
Following this week’s shooting deaths of U.S. consulate personnel in Mexico, 49% say they are more concerned about drug violence along the border than illegal immigration. Thirty-nine percent (39%) remain more concerned about illegal immigration. This is consistent with findings in January 2009 amid news reports of escalating drug violence in Mexico.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of men believe the United States should continue to build the border fence, compared to 54% of women. Those under the age of 50 are stronger advocates of a fence than their elders.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans think the fence still should be built, a view shared by 51% of Democrats and 58% of adults not affiliated with either major party.
As the country wrestles with a future of historic-level deficits, 67% of voters say illegal immigrants are a significant strain on the U.S. budget. That’s one reason why 68% say gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. The majority support for controlling the borders has been consistent through several years of surveying.A sizable majority of Americans have consistently said that it is important for the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration.[snip]
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton
There was a big rally in Washington D.C. yesterday. It's being reported of more than 30,000 patriots including the Tea Partiers showed up to express their outrage over Obama/Pelosi/Reid's socialized health care boondoggle.
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The SHERIFF is back!
Terry Anderson tells it like it is on immigration!
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