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Obama Promises SEIU/La Raza Amnesty

From the ‘mi casa es su casa’ Associated Press:

Clarissa Martinez de Castro, with the National Council of La Raza, center, talks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 11, 2010, after meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss comprehensive immigration reform.

Obama says he’s committed to immigration overhaul

By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer Fri Mar 12

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday assured immigration advocates frustrated by the wait for a promised overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that he remains committed to fixing a system he has said is broken. What remains unclear is whether Congress will send him a bill this year.

Obama also met separately later in the day with Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who gave the president an outline of a bill they are drafting. Obama said afterward in a statement that he "looked forward to reviewing their promising framework."

Thanks again, Senator Graham.

Obama said he told the senators and the advocacy groups that "my commitment to comprehensive immigration reform is unwavering, and that I will continue to be their partner in this important effort."

The immigration issue is an important one for Obama, who has promised to work to solve the problem. Hispanics voted heavily for Obama in the 2008 presidential election, making the difference in key states like Florida, and their votes will be critical in the November midterm elections when Obama and his fellow Democrats will be fighting to maintain control of the House and Senate.

Latino voters who don’t think progress is being made on the issue may not go to the polls.

‘Latino votes’ are important, of course. But the Democrats have their eyes on the prize of getting (more of) the votes of these 25 million illegal alien criminals newly minted American citizens.

Graham said he told Obama "in no uncertain terms" that the immigration effort could stall in Congress if the health care bill, which Republicans oppose, moves forward under a special process known as budget reconciliation that would limit the GOP’s ability to derail the bill in the Senate.

"Using reconciliation to push health care through will make it much harder for Congress to come together on a topic as important as immigration," Graham said.

Mr. Obama must be all a-flutter at such threats from Mr. Graham.

Schumer said he and Graham asked Obama for help building support in the Senate for an immigration bill, and getting business and labor groups to agree on the future flow of lower-skilled labor

You see, it’s all part of Mr. Obama’s laser-like focus on creating and saving jobs for Americans. Who, Mr. Obama complains, are too unskilled.

After meeting for more than an hour with Obama, immigration advocates told reporters they want Schumer and Graham to at least release their blueprint before a planned March 21 demonstration at the Capitol, with a bill introduced in the Senate soon after.

If only the President and Congress would listen to the taxpaying American citizens the way they listen to people who are living in this country illegally.

The relatively short timetable for getting major legislation out of Congress in a midterm election year is one obstacle to getting a bill that combines tougher border enforcement with a pathway to legalization for the estimated 12 million people in the U.S. illegally.

Once everyone who wants it is given US citizenship there shouldn’t be too much difficulty at the borders. Oh, and the number of illegal aliens is surely more than twice that number.

"We had a very good discussion about the difficulties," said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union. "I think the president is well aware of it. So are we."

Clarissa Martinez de Castro, director of immigration and national campaigns for the National Council of La Raza, said Obama told the groups he would make a statement with Schumer and Graham when they release the blueprint.

"It is undeniable that presidential leadership, greater presidential leadership is needed, and the president committed to doing that," she said

What a coincidence to see the SEIU and La Raza involved. And they just happen to be two of the major proponents of Mr. Obama’s money saving ‘healthcare reform.’

Speaking of which, isn’t it peculiar how the CBO’s budget estimates for ‘healthcare reform’ never consider the cost of insuring another 25 million people? Even though amnesty for illegal aliens is inevitable.

And isn’t it odd how our watchdog media never mentions it, either?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Obama Promises SEIU/La Raza Amnesty”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    It boggles my mind – how a President who ‘claims’ he is for the poorest of the poor – the downtrodden working American and the Unions who ‘claim’ they are for the downtrodden working American – can support and push one of the greatest anti-working American policies ever?

    Yes I know it is about votes and members – thus just lining their own pockets – but how come no one else seems to question this disconnect at all?

    Where are all the groups for downtrodden working Americans? Oh yeah, there are none they are too busy working to keep this country healthy, wealthy and in tax dollars.

    My bad – border enforcement while making 12 to 20 million illegals instant citizens – what a joke – it it weren’t aimed at the ultimate destruction of America as a sovereign nation.

    God Help America

  2. Petronius says:

    “. . . Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who gave the president an outline of a bill they are drafting.”

    Amnesty will of course include amnesty for nonpayment of past taxes.

    And for filing fraudulent tax returns to obtain refunds and stimulus payments.

    And amnesty for Central American gang members who promise to quit the gang if given legal status.

    And free representation by a court appointed attorney in immigration court at taxpayers’ expense.

    And inevitably the full array of entitlements –– Obamacare, Social Security and disability, in-State college tuition, and all the other freebies and goodies.

    Senator Lindsey Graham’s passion for more dark people is insatiable.

    And just listen to Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa (of all places): “We need to increase legal immigration to stop illegal immigration.”

    These Republican Senators have the Liberal Death Wish and not much more.

    One might think that the much debated 12M to 30M illegals, on top of the one million quota legals who arrive annually, plus the millions of chain-migrant family members, plus the millions of refugees, the millions of students, et al, who arrive each year, not to mention the untold millions of anchor babies, would be enough to satisfy them.

    But no, these millions –– these tens of millions –– are insufficient.

    Senator Gramnesty, Chuck Grassley, Chuckie Schumer, the President, La Raza and the SEIU –– why, everybody, in fact –– they all agree we must have several times this number. Plus guest workers. Lots of them. And they want more Mexicans. And OTMs. Lots of them, too. Plus all of Guatemala and Somalia as well. And Indonesia. Oh yeah, and Bangladesh. We gotta have all of Bangladesh. We’re all from the Ganges now, brother!

    And, by the way, while we’re at it, why don’t we just annex Haiti and make it a new State? Clearly we’d be a better country for it.

    Yes, with Nerobama, Chuckie Schumer, Lindsey Gramnesty, La Raza, the SEIU, et al. running things, we may be certain that soon everyone on the planet will be an American.

    Yes, and by legislating amnesty and importing tens of millions of new people, we can help alleviate unemployment, reduce the deficit, balance the budget, lower taxes on middle class working families, protect the environment, and reduce energy consumption and our dependence on foreign oil.

    Why, we can actually immigrate our way to prosperity!

    Is America a great country or what?!

  3. proreason says:

    “Yes, and by legislating amnesty and importing tens of millions of new people, we can help alleviate unemployment, reduce the deficit, balance the budget, lower taxes on middle class working families, protect the environment, and reduce energy consumption and our dependence on foreign oil.”

    not really.

    But the marxists will get tens of millions of new voters.

    And that is worth destroying what is left of the country after the Health Care takeover, and complete annihilation of the Oil Industry.

    They’re looking out for us themselves, you know.

  4. canary says:

    Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. now wants Gitmo closed too, so I think the Gitmo prisoners should settle in California where they will be treated well.

    • Right of the People says:


      Why Mexafornia as the Border Patrol guys call it? If he wants them released, put them in his neighborhood in South Carolina.

      We need immigration reform all right but not the drivel this butt munch is talking about.

      We need to close the borders for 5 years, round up all the illegals and send them packing back from whence they came. This would also allow the CIS service centers to get caught up on their backlogs of paperwork for those who have filed their papers and paid their fees to LEGALLY immigrate to the US. After the 5 year period we could think about allowing legal immigration to commence again.

  5. MinnesotaRush says:

    Another o-blah-blah “fix”. This .. will not progress or end well, either!

    This o-blah-blah (and gang) is continuing to destroy America and all of the progress we’ve made.

    This destruction is purposeful and getting more and more dangerous. I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if this is the very issue that adds violence to the mix; and .. it would probably be promoted by those who claim to be wanting to “fix” it.

    God Bless us .. God Bless America!!!!

  6. joeblough says:

    Red Hussein … looking out for his homies.

    After all, that’s who he went to DC to represent.

  7. proreason says:

    I really think this moron believes he is the next Abraham Lincoln.

    Imagine for a moment that you are Lincoln. With the possible exception of Churchhill, was there ever a person in history who so carried a nation on his back? Lincoln came from nowhere. He was a backwoods self-educated hick, but by the sheer force of his intelligence and will, he took a nation that was on the verge of dissoloution, held it together, forced it to the next level of human rights, and set the stage for the greatest country, and force for good, that has ever existed.

    Now we have the boy imbecile who seems to think he is the reincarnation of possibly the greatest leader in history. But the narcissist bastard has it wrong from a to z. He doesn’t write the words that move and movtivate millions, he reads pandering blather that others have written from poll analysis. He doesn’t stand up to the George McClennans, he makes them his advisors. He doesn’t build on the foundation built by the wisest political thinkers in history, he follows the lunatic rantings of Karl Marx, a man whose only real contribution to human development is an uncanny instinct to exploit the uneducated to advance the power of a tiny elite. He doesn’t endure the insults of overwhelming critics trying to force him onto an easier but ultimately immoral course, he builds houses of cards and webs of lies to deceive his opponents.

    It is 100% clear the American people oppose his fascist takeover of the free-market economic system. It is 100% clear the American people oppose amnesty for millions who have snuck into the country illegally. It is 100% clear the American people oppose redistributing the wealth of citizens who earned it to others who are incapable of so doing. And the positions of the American people are not facile and selfishly expedient temporal wishes, they are principled enactments of the founding principles, the principles that enabled the most moral and powerful political entity of all time.

    But the moron keeps on banging into that wall. He thinks he is Lincoln creating a new moral universe. In reality, he is a stubborn, brainwashed boy lashing out in anger at perceived injustices he won’t even admit to himself.

    His legacy is more likely to be the destruction of the great country that Lincoln carried on his back through its first great crisis, not the constuction of a mythical Marxist utopia.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Now we have the boy imbecile who seems to think he is the reincarnation of possibly the greatest leader in history.

      You’re correct, of course on all counts. The one factor missing is humility. Lincoln had it in wagon trains full. Washington, Jefferson, all the greats except, perhaps Franklin who was more of a curmudgeon. But, I’m sure he was a hoot at parties. And, his arrogance wasn’t without warrant as he undoubtedly had the wit to prevail in most any argument.

      Such is not the makeup of our boy wonder who was pushed to the front of the line. We had a saying in the USAF: “Don’t believe your own press” meaning that your performance report may say that you walk on water but don’t try a shortcut at the next garden party by attempting a direct route over the pool.

      Surely the only thing he is capable of is believing that he “runs the country” and therefore, you and me. His abbreviated education on how this system of government works, his lacking in world history and his own arrogance fuse together to make him a truly useless commodity. He’s not even knowledgeable enough to be “comic book guy” on The Simpsons.

      Instead, we get the end result of a slanted misguided education, a broiling anger for some “injustice” that he himself cannot even identify, and ignorance that redefines the very term.

      I wonder if he sits in the oval office at night and closes his eyes really hard and tries with all his might to make the Moon come in closer, or the rain stop. And then thinks, “Someday….it’ll happen….when I’m omnipotent”.

      It’s uncanny the personality traits that even the most pedestrian of us can identify and yet the so-called “uber-intellectual” journalists cannot see. Obviously they lost their objectivity years ago. Listening to Andrea Mitchell is only one distilled example of how bad it is. Go here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_031210/content/01125117.guest.html

      I have had the opportunity to talk with news pukes in the Charlotte, NC area and the first thing I noticed is their lack of life experience then coupled with an intense curiosity about —–nothing. They are zoned in on social attributes rather than nuts and bolts. I say that both are necessary to understand people.

      But that’s just me.

      And Pro, you’re right. Lefty or righty in this nation, most of us are still about working an honest day’s work for an honest dollar and don’t like meddling by GovCo. Some want more social programs and others want more personal responsibility. Our arguments in the past have been of a more civil nature and even in polite dinner conversation, people have argued but met in the middle.

      This arrogant, self-involved, megalomaniac has no middle and considers himself the nation’s savior wrapped in gold. So insulated that he actually believes his shit don’t stink. He is waited on hand and foot and from day one has believed that the president “gets all dat stuff” and never has to do anything but tell others what he wants or wants done.

      Transform America? You got that right… Rather than approach problems with a concerned eye towards the people, he micromanages it without ever actually being involved. This is the masterful art of the organized crime families.

      In the military I was taught that the people who work in your unit are your charges and when things go wrong it is YOUR responsibility. I met plenty of fellow officers who were masters at deflecting blame when clearly it was their shortcoming and their responsibility. So, Barry is not unique. I dare say he is simply a product of my generation. Or, even worse, a product of our blame others society.

      In any case, we’re stuck with this walking rubber band man. Lincoln he is not and you and I and everyone here knows it. He is going to vanish into the annals of history even quicker than Jimmah. Vanished….evaporated. I doubt any history book will say much about him for a couple of reasons. 1) he was our fist black prez and he boogered it up beyond all recognition and 2) they won’t want to offend the inner-city peeps by saying he was inept, ignorant and incapable of being the nation’s chief exec.

      But in 2000 years, he will be better known.

      When the historians and archaeologists dig up our libraries and such, they will uncover the truth..as they did about Caligula, Commodus, Nero, Domitian, etc.

      Hopefully, my atoms will have long since vanished and I will be part of a forming star someplace else in the galaxy.

  8. wirenut says:

    NO, No, No.. We are here for the common purpose of keeping this nation as it once was. It shall always be a beacon of hope and freedom for our future generations. We the people,will weather this storm. The clash of ideals against liberty, will prove that the powers of the individual, remain firm. If you believe that God had a finger in our past, then we can use our’s in the future.Voting booth or the trigger. It’s their call.

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