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From the SharkTank:

Senator Marco Rubio is probably adrift on his boat somewhere down in the Florida Keys, as he is vacationing with his ‘familia’ before hitting the road again to make his case to defund President Obama’s Obamacare law.

Rubio, along with Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and others, is pushing to exclude funding for Obamacare in the upcoming short-term budget negotiations.

Rubio’s road trip could also be perceived as an immigration reform damage control play, as many Floridians took issue with him over his amnesty-lite policy shift on the immigration issue. It is fair to say that Rubio sustained a self-inflicted near-death blow to his reputation and political career when he embraced liberal Democratic Senators Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, and John McCain, in co-sponsoring the Senate ‘Gang of 8′ immigration reform bill.

– See more at: http://shark-tank.net/2013/08/07/rubios-tea-party-comeback/#sthash.22g3C5VW.dpuf

Reuters) – More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.

The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.

Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.

Only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31 percent want most illegal immigrants to stay.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/us-usa-immigration-idUSBRE91K01A20130221

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws.

President Barack Obama also is committed to enacting comprehensive immigration legislation and will travel to Nevada on Tuesday to lay out his vision, which is expected to overlap in important ways with the Senate effort.

The eight senators expected to endorse the new principles Monday are Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

http://news.yahoo.com/senators-reach-agreement-immigration-reform-085239296–politics.html

 

So the COUNTDOWN continues as the US Supreme Court’s latest session nears its end.

     OBAMACARE was not among the Court decisions released this morning, but with just days left, the decision is forthcoming.

Over at the DOJ, AG Eric Holder haggles with Congress of the release of the documents relating to the botched “Fast and Furious” operation that has left AT LEAST ONE American dead as a result of the failure to monitor the operation properly.

     Then there was Friday’s mid-afternoon political ploy, with Barack Obama circumventing the laws passed by Congress regarding the immigartion status of those who came here as children, albeit illegally. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) summed up the actions of the Democrats regarding comprehensive immigration reform by saying that when Obama had the House and the Senate, he did nothing on immigration, despite campaign promises. That is because Democrats DO NOT want immigration reform, because it makes good political fodder EVERY election. The President’s Friday Immigration ploy is just like his gay marriage “evolution”: PANDERING !!!

So WHAT SAY YOU!!!??

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday that President Obama’s half-uncle, an illegal immigrant who was picked up but has reportedly been released from jail, appears to have benefited from the new “backdoor amnesty” the administration announced last month.

“It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s family and one for everyone else,” Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said. “Last year, President Obama’s illegal immigrant aunt was granted asylum and now his illegal immigrant uncle has been released from [the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency] custody, even though he was arrested by authorities for drunk driving.”

Mr. Smith said the case will be the first “test case” for a new Homeland Security policy announced last month that gives immigration authorities more discretion to let illegal immigrants go, rather than pursue efforts to deport them.

for the rest of the article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/9/house-chairman-obama-uncles-got-backdoor-amnesty/

     It just doesn’t get better than this:

Today, he’s chosen to prove that he’s serious about reforming immigration by inviting renowned immigration policy experts Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and friends to the White House to talk about immigration reform. Yes, that Eva Longoria. Via The Hill:

The White House said Obama would meet with “influential Hispanics from across the country to discuss the importance of fixing the broken immigration system.” It said the discussion would focus on fostering “a constructive national conversation on this important issue as we work to build a bipartisan consensus in Congress.”

Besides Longoria, the star of “Desperate Housewives,” others invited to the gathering include actresses Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera, Univision hosts Don Francisco and Maria Elena Salinas and Telemundo anchors Vanessa Hauc and Jose Diaz-Balart.

For full article: http://www.redstate.com/tabithahale/2011/04/28/obama-gets-serious-by-punting-policy-to-celebs/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

WINTER PARK — Jamie Pizzi, a freshman at Rollins College, said she never meant to come across as racist or hateful in the opinion piece she wrote for the campus newspaper last week.

But the essay that’s sharply critical of immigrant children has spurred an outcry from some students and faculty.

And while she’s upset by all the negative attention — including nasty e-mails and comments left on The Sandspur website — she said she stands by her writing.

“I don’t regret what I wrote,” Pizzi said. “I regret it was taken that way.”

Pizzi’s essay questions whether babies born in the United States to illegal immigrants should be automatically given U.S. citizenship. It’s accompanied by a picture of a green alien that has apparently taken a guy’s clothing and TV.

“These ‘anchor babies,’ as they are commonly referred, gain full citizenship from simply being born on American soil, and they are entitled to all the same benefits as you and I, including: free public school educations, financial aid for college and even Medicaid,” she writes.

The strong reaction from faculty, students and others prompted a big gathering Thursday afternoon in the Bush Science Center auditorium. An estimated 200 to 300 people turned out — a significant crowd for the small private college in Winter Park, organizers said.

Everyone took turns expressing themselves and sharing their views on free press and the role of a school newspaper.

For full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-rollins-student-newspaper-immigran20110324,0,1530297.story

 

The United States Government Selective Service Agency seems to be taking a step to legitimize illegal aliens. From the Selective Service website:

ATTENTION, UNDOCUMENTED MALES & IMMIGRANT SERVICING GROUPS!

Selective Service does not collect any information which would indicate whether or not you are undocumented. You want to protect yourself for future U.S. citizenship and other government benefits and programs by registering with Selective Service. Do it today.

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number. When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know. Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to the Selective Service System, P.O. Box 94636, Palatine, IL 60094-4636.

http://www.sss.gov/default.htm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2662900/posts

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