Coming to you live from DC this AM for the The Federation of American Immigration Reform’s annual Hold Their Feet To The Fire rally…
Will be here through Wednesday to focus on the issue of illegal immigration with specail guests and topics.
We will however continue to focus on Alabama and North Alabama in particular.
- 6:00 AM – Congressman Brooks believes the federal government has been derelict in its border protection
and immigration duties with both short-and long-term adverse effects. A former Special
Assistant Attorney General for Alabama, Congressman Brooks seeks to use his office to uphold
the rule of law and protect Americans from the costs of illegal immigration. Congressman
Brooks supports and will vote for substantive measures that remove illegal aliens from
America. Brooks has also witnessed firsthand the effects of illegal immigration on Alabamians
which drove the state to enact of the more comprehensive immigration enforcement laws in the
- 7:30 AM – Sheriff Joe Arpaio, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” is a name Arpaio has certainly earned as head of the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s Office which employs over 3000 people. His jurisdiction is Maricopa County which includes Phoenix, the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. Over 500,000 illegal aliens reside in AZ, many of them in his county. Sheriff Arpaio’s strong rule-of-law stance against illegal immigration has put him front and center of Arizona’s hot debate over SB-1070 and made him a target of special interests attacks. Part of his “toughness” is his ability to take the punches and continue serving the interests of
legal residents who put him in office and who heartily support his efforts. Arpaio’s popularity is unquestionable; he has been reelected to an unprecedented five 4-year terms.
- 8:00 – Mark Krikorian. Director, Center for Immigration Studies, CIS is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the U.S. Mark has written multiple books on the effect of massive immigration on America and in his latest, How Obama Is Transforming America Through Immigration, he lays out President Obama’s mass amnesty, open borders immigration policy and the detrimental consequences it will have on American’s future. Krikorian writes, “high levels of immigration, regardless of legal status, would progressively move the United States in the direction of more government and less liberty.” It is one of the few publications to track the Administration’s effort to weaken immigration enforcement.
- 8:30 AM – Alex Schiver, Chairman of the College Republican National Committee
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) aims to have his alternative to the DREAM Act proposal on paper in the next few weeks and passed by the end of the summer.
“Our goal is to pass something this summer in time for kids who plan to go to school this fall,” Rubio press secretary Alex Conant said Monday.
I don’t like this one bit, especially considering that he could be the VP-nominee.
He says this is not amnesty…
“We use the existing immigration system to deal with a humanitarian issue. And that is these children who entered this country illegally or have overstayed visas illegally, through no fault of their own,” Rubio said on Fox News Sunday. “These are children, they follow their parents. The parents put them in this predicament.”
That is amnesty.
The reality is I could get behind this IF it included some real enforcement of the actual law breakers.
Great piece on the reality we are facing… PAIN NOW OR PAIN LATER?
With more than half of the 17 Eurozone countries slipping back into recession in recent months and popular discontent reaching a crescendo, overseers of the European common currency may be more likely to heed the hurting countries’ calls for stimulus spending now in hopes of generating growth to pay down debts later.
Elections in Greece and France that gave a resounding rebuff to painful austerity measures imposed by the European Union to protect the euro have raised concerns that citizens of countries with bloated government budgets may still be in denial about what needs to be done to bolster the euro.
The two Eurozone nations that voted out leaders supportive of the painful belt-tightening that has driven up unemployment and cut deep into public benefits did so for different reasons and with glaringly disparate prospects for success, say economists and political scientists who study Europe.
“Austerity measures are needed in most of these countries, especially Greece, Portugal, Ireland, because these countries have been living far beyond their means. There has been totally irresponsible spending by both the governments and the populations,” said Ivan T. Berend, a Hungarian-born professor of European economic and political history at UCLA.
People love free stuff, run and say the other guy wants to take that free stuff away.
Joe Biden is for gay marriage… Let’s all freak out…
n the wake of Biden’s assertion that he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage on Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press and a similar comment from Arne Duncan on Monday morning, reporters pounced on the White House press secretary during his press conference yesterday, desperately trying to transmute the officials’ remarks into some long-awaited clarity on Obama’s gay-marriage stance”
Obama can’t decide?
Still, Obama’s the president, gay marriage remains a divisive, hot-button issue, and his stance on it makes no sense. To review: Obama is, overall, pro-gay-rights. At the risk of overgeneralization, let’s say his presidency has been generally well-reviewed by gay-rights advocates, with whom he gained serious capital by repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, ordering the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, and beefing up the ability of same-sex partners to visit each other in the hospital and designate each other as surrogate decision-makers.
He’s made it clear, in short, that he views this as a civil-rights issue. But as president (and as a presidential candidate), he’s never come out in support of gay marriage. “My feelings about this are constantly evolving,” he said in late 2010, explaining that he was in favor of civil unions, but not marriages. “This is something that we’re going to continue to debate, and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.”
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