News Round-Up: Immigration and the GOP Candidates

In case you missed it….a quick round-up of top headlines focusing on Hispanics and the GOP:

  • RIGHT WING NEWS BLOG: Interviewing Rick Perry On Illegal Immigration (National)RWN has a rare interview with the three-term Texas Governor and current GOP Presidential candidate on his record on immigration. “Texas is an agriculture-friendly border state, and its population is roughly 37% Hispanic. In a state like that, where the Texas version of the DREAM Act was genuinely popular on both sides of the aisle, you can’t realistically expect a governor to compile an ideologically pure record on illegal immigration. So with that in mind, the real question becomes what can we expect from Rick Perry on the issue if he becomes President? That question had yet to be answered — until today. .. If you’re wondering where Rick Perry stands, after reading this interview, you will know…. “

“Immigration…was conspicuously absent in a debate that focused almost exclusively on the economy. That was a far cry from previous debates, when the topic nearly stole the show….”

As many GOP candidates have decided to boycott the Univision GOP debate due to questions about the Spanish-language network’s journalistic integrity, many are asking what will the Republican candidates do to connect with the growing Latino electorate, much of which still gets their news in Spanish. “Analysts say Republicans will need to make an impression on Latino voters one way or another. They urged the candidates to broaden their outreach, instead of relying on one-shot debates to make an impact … But a Republican effort to connect with Latino voters outside the debate stage has at least begun. Last month, the newly formed Hispanic Leadership Network held a two-day conference in New Mexico aimed at ramping up efforts to engage Latino voters on “center-right” issues.”

An intriguing policy proposal from the American Enterprise Institute on how to deal with immigration. “More than 30% of the scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley who have helped America stay at the cutting-edge of technological innovation are foreign born. One-quarter of the Americans who have won Nobel Prizes have been immigrants, even though immigrants comprise just one-eighth of the U.S. population. With the U.S. facing the risk of a double-dip recession, an immigration policy that attracts skilled workers will help revive the ailing economy and provide American businesses with the highly productive workers they require. The private sector has been asking for such reform for many years; now is the time for the U.S. government to start helping, not hindering, American industry. The anti-illegal immigration laws of states like Arizona and the debate over E-Verify, an electronic employment eligibility verification system, have made headlines for some time now. More recently, Governor Rick Perry has faced severe criticism from his fellow GOP presidential candidates for his policy of allowing illegal immigrants who attended school in Texas to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges…..”

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    JOBS–the economy has everything to do with illegal immigration, and as more and more of these unfortunate people pour in from the borders or from across the world. The expenditure will keep rising for every US taxpayer, until Congress does something about it; it does no-way mean amnesty. We have the resources to stop this massive invasion, but neither party has relentlessly pursued it. President Obama had great intentions for a while, than fell off in the wrong direction. Only the TEA PARTY lawmakers in straw polls have openly spoke about the financial ramifications, while main GOP members remain silent, as do the Democrats. With 20 million citizens out of work, we as citizens and legal residents must insure that our borders are sealed and that internal enforcement is substantial. There are numerous laws moving through Congress, but the “Legal Workforce Act” has the power to slowly but surely drive the foreign workers out of the jobs, meant for our own people.

    The Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) mandates procedures for business owners to verify the employment eligibility of their workforce, but since the 1986 law it has loosely applied until our prior president George H.W. Bush implemented Pilot program called E-Verify in October 1991. The Congressional authorization for the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility confirmation for employees was to expire on November 1, 2008. Republican Senator Jeff Sessions introduced an amendment in 2009 that would have made E-Verify permanent and mandatory for all construction companies, although Senator Harry Reid did would not allow the bill to come up for a vote. Reid’s contention was, “We need to do comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot do it piecemeal,” In July 2010 a reporter In Las Vegas said, “When you go to the unemployment office there’s many U.S. citizens who are unemployed–construction workers and they don’t have jobs because right now, some of those construction companies find it easier to hire undocumented workers.”

    If President Obama’s “Job Stimulus” had passed in the Senate yesterday, one of its sections was the “Construction” projects. So who are the jobs going to, without the guarantee that Contractors and sub-contractors are going to hire labor—Americans and Green Card Recipients? Without federal programs as the policing LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” Secure Communities, the 287 (G) unethical employers can still bypass immigration laws and they will for more profit. This is the equivalent circumstances of any company, which includes Farmers and the agrarian industries who are cheating US workers of jobs. We can remove illegal alien criminals and so called law abiding illegal’s at the same time?

    Rep. Lamar Smiths “LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” (H.R. 2885) HELP THE WORKING AMERICANS AND STOP THESE TRAVESTIES OF OUR LAWS. E-Verify will be a very successful supplement to stopping the illegality of people with foreign status from taking jobs.

    The website NumbersUSA is the only outspoken, pro-sovereignty group, which identifies the grading records on a chart that is open to anybodies scrutiny. Below you can see next to every personage in the presidential election, their relative grade and the informational pressing issue of E-Verify.

    There are two things that the average American can do, is by adding pressure to mostly the adversity of certain politicians. These reluctant politicians must be bombarded with your calls and free faxes, compliments of NumbersUSA. Contact Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ; House Chairman of Ways & Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI); & Members of the Ways & Means Committee. NEBRASKA, Rep. Berg, Rick (GOP) (202-225-2611) ; NEBRASKA, Rep. Smith, Adrian (GOP) (202-225-6435); LOUISIANA, Rep. Boustany, Charles (GOP) (202-225-2031); MICHIGAN, Rep. Camp, Dave (GOP) (202-225-3561) & (202-225-2031); KENTUCKY, Rep. Davis, Geoff (GOP) (202-225-3465); PENNSYLVANIA, Rep. Gerlach, Jim (GOP) (202-225-4315); KANSAS, Rep. Jenkins, Lynn (GOP)(202-225-6601); MINNESOTA, Rep. Paulsen, Erik (GOP)(202-225-2871); WASHINGTON, Rep. Reichert, Dave (GOP) (202-225-7761); WISCONSIN, Rep. Ryan, Paul (GOP) (202-225-3031) You can additionally contact your own local Senator or Representative or federal politician at 202-224-3121 and insist on E-Verify. Tell them that your voting will depend how you vote on E-Verify—NOW!

    At this present time Rick Perry (D-) endorsed E-Verify, but having his reservations, he also called building a 1,200-mile fence the length of the border “idiocy” If we don’t “secure the Border” America is not only open to economic aliens, but dangerous foreigners who will come here- to kill us. Mitt Romney (C-) at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he supports an E-Verify system, along with Herman Cain (C-) who has qualified himself as a true TEA PARTY member. Michele Bachman (B-), Tea Party chairman believes employers should be required to check the legal status of people they hire with E-Verify. Rep. Newt Gingrich (D-) has not spoken explicitly about E-Verify; he has suggested that credit card companies should run a worker-verification program. Jon Huntsman (D-) said he would consider a requirement that employers use the e-Verify system to check the documentation of workers to ensure they’re legally employable. Rick Santorum (F), called Mr. Perry “soft on illegal immigration” during the debate, in Orlando, Fla., and framed the issue as a burden to taxpayers. Gary Johnson (F) has also stated, “Enact an application and tracking procedure for guest workers, such as an e-verify system.” Finally Ron Paul (F), who has never answered how he stands on the Illegal alien alerter E-Verify, as he is more interested as it stands on Privacy rights.

    Attn: Not all of the thousands of TEA PARTY groups are of the same voice relating to the Presidential contenders. The ad being shown on TV is not the main definition of any particular candidate of any member yet? Not all TEA PARTY branches are supporting Governor of Texas Rick Perry. The TEA PARTY—is the American people—of every color, race and religious faith. Everybody qualifies to be a member, as long it entered the United States legally. THE TEA PARTY stands with Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and other state policing laws, to save these individual states—ECONOMIC –illegal migrants and immigrants expenditures forced on them by unfunded mandates. The Tea Party will battle against any amnesties or any illegal immigration covert programs.

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