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AMNESTY: Say no Rep. Labrador

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:03 am

Did Idaho elect Raul Labrador to the US House of Representatives to broker a deal for amnesty that Barack Obama will accept?

Idaho Representative Raul Labrador has emerged as the “immigration point person” for Speaker John Boehner on reform.

Behind closed doors talks have been going on for the past 3-4 years, according to Boehner in an article in The Hill, January 26, 2013. In the grand “spirit of bipartisanship,” both parties are crafting and will attempt to pass legislation that creates a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, a.k.a. amnesty.

Why the secrecy?

In 2007, when our elected officials hid in back rooms to construct amnesty legislation, amnesty proponents were at the table helping to write the legislation. No one represented the interests of American citizens or their concerns regarding the rule of law, jobs, costs, crime, lack of assimilation, overpopulation, border security, etc...

Why are the interests of illegal aliens being considered at all?

The first action carried out by these potential citizens was to violate American immigration law in order to take jobs from American citizens (often through identity theft and fraud — victimizing American citizens in the process), to feed off of our generous welfare system, to receive healthcare, an education for their children, etc...

What is the benefit of any form of amnesty to America and her citizens? Once citizens, illegal aliens can vote to institutionalize socialism, grant themselves more taxpayer benefits, bring more family members in through chain migration to take more predominantly low-skilled jobs from the poor and minority Americans.

According to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation in a 2007 study, “amnesty will immediately grant access to Social Security and Medicare benefits and, over time, to more than 60 different federal welfare programs.” Rector calculated that by the time amnesty recipients reach retirement age the cost will be $2.6 trillion!

Costs and unemployment have increased since 2007. No one knows how many illegal aliens are in America. Idaho, since the 2005 Census, has seen a 75% increase in the Hispanic population. How many are here legally?

The dirty little secret is there is no upside to making illegal aliens American citizens. Instead of passing disastrous amnesty legislation, why not first try enforcing current immigration law and securing the borders? How about changing immigration law back to accepting foreign nationals based on the needs of America?

No amnesty deal, Raul. Represent Americans!


Coeur d’Alene

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  • truthful1 posted at 12:03 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    "Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works."

    -- Gen. Jack D. Ripper

  • IdahoPatriot posted at 5:27 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    IdahoPatriot Posts: 32

    Ms Cooke said: Enforce existing law which is if you had done YOUR research you would know that existing law punishes employers for hiring illegal aliens. Written in 1986, it has never been enforced!

  • ranger posted at 11:49 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    ranger Posts: 215

    • “All White countries and Only White countries have a moral obligation to welcome massive immigration of non-Whites, and to “assimilate” with them until there are no more White people.”   If respectable conservatives such as Labrador don’t see that they are advocating Genocide of White People, then they do deserve the label of "paid opposition".

    Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-white.

  • truthful1 posted at 8:46 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    If only secession of a state could be voted on by the rest of the states...Idaho would have been kicked out years ago....

  • searcher posted at 1:09 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    searcher Posts: 365

    Maybe that's the problem... "The people of Idaho" don't consider themselves "Americans" - Brings the idea of state sovereignty to whole new level

  • BorneNIdaho posted at 12:17 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    BorneNIdaho Posts: 142

    I find it funny that immigration is such a big issue with some people. If we do not fix the real issues, we will not even have to worry about it for much longer.

    Labrador is the best person Idaho has in the congress, the other 3 are just typical politicians who only care about their career, and not the people of Idaho. As for you saying represent Americans, I say no, represent the people of Idaho, as he was elected to do.

  • neighbor4u posted at 11:33 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    neighbor4u Posts: 130

    One would agree that Ms.Cooke is dreadfully misinformed. Raul is an Hispanic name. Wonder if he is not an illegal? Hispanics are lawyers,CPA's,Judges,Ceo's,university professors,congressmen,senators and on and on. Many hispanic families have been in this country for over 200 yrs. Judging and labeling a particular groups is gross ignorance and an absence of a solid historical base. Please don't forget that Hispanics have shed much blood for this incredible country.God Bless America...

  • 1inIdaho posted at 10:28 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    1inIdaho Posts: 268

    Respectfully, Ms. Cooke; you are horribly misinformed.
    While you are entitled to an OPINION on this subject, or any other; it might be prudent to actually educate yourself on the subject matter, before publicly spouting off.
    Additionally; educating yourself involves more than simply culling through Conservative blogs, websites, and television broadcasts. If you restrict your research to ONLY sources which espouse a single set of talking points; it is a little difficult to get the full picture. Any story or blog which makes such statements should not be taken seriously; and those statements should not be taken as facts; unless the basis for those statements is recorded and can be cross-checked and verified.

    Until you gain an understanding of what will be required of illegal aliens, to receive the so-called "amnesty;" I suggest you cool your jets.

    With regard to enforcing existing laws; consider this:
    If the laws pertaining to EMPLOYERS who illegally use undocumented workers... in order to avoid paying the Federal minimum wage, and the required withholding for Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment... If those laws were properly enforced and the employers were fined and/or jailed; we wouldn't have such a significant number of immigrants willing to come here illegally.
    Every "legitimate" landscaping company, construction company, car wash, house-cleaning company, nanny service, auto-body shop, stock yard, dairy, meat-processing plant... that employs illegal immigrants, is EXPLOITING these people.
    In many cases, they are participating in HUMAN TRAFFICKING and illegally assisting in providing false documents for these workers.
    These so-called businessmen are the real criminals.
    They perpetuate the problem by encouraging others to cross our borders illegally, and reward them with jobs.
    Yet, at the same time; they violate American labor laws, and tax laws.
    They cheat these workers, to enrich themselves.
    They cheat all of us, by subjecting our welfare system to additional recipients, using the false documents obtained from the employers, to get benefits that haven't been funded by the employers' submission of the proper taxes.

    Illegal immigration IS, indeed, a problem. But if you want to stop it; you don't need a fence, a moat, or armed troops. You simply need to enforce existing labor laws and hold employers accountable. If there is no work, here, for illegal immigrants; then they'll do what it takes to get here LEGALLY, and not be a burden to the system.

  • Why Not posted at 5:57 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    Why Not Posts: 5020

    Your fears are evident, they are unfounded and your partisan divide is why Nothing seems to get done in DC. The facts are we need to throw out the current laws and implement immigration policy that works.

    We must address thousands of individuals who while born elsewhere know no other country but America. They are technically American citizens by default and deserve our attention.

    Above all, there must be a clear and understandable path for those wishing to come here and do the work Americans just will not do. There are plenty of jobs out there, especially in agriculture, which are seasonal and generally cross our borders. Why not allow people who live and work agriculture Mexico during the winter and travel to the US illegally now during the summer and fall months do it legally? Creating a "manageable" temporary worker program is a huge benefit for Americans and Latin America alike.

    Once we address the temporary worker issue with sensible laws the rest is easy. Personally, I am happy to have Labrador taking the point. He's an expert on immigration law and his approach is sensible not partisan. It's partisan B......S that has us where we are now. Pull your head out of the sand, stop being and immigration ostrich.

  • searcher posted at 3:27 pm on Wed, Jan 30, 2013.

    searcher Posts: 365

    This kind of rhetoric is unnecessarily inflammatory. Stop assuming anyone with brown skin is undocumented. Stop assuming anyone with brown skin is a criminal or of weak character. Stop portraying any kind of immigration reform as "amnesty", finally stop ignoring the POSITIVE

  • truthful1 posted at 11:09 am on Wed, Jan 30, 2013.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    You should probably listen to the President, 'cause you're outnumbered...

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