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How Do You Eat an Elephant?

There is a riddle that harkens back to my days in public school that asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer to the question that serves as the title for my commentary is, of course, “One bite at a time!”

The Senate's massive immigration bill, S.744, is often described as simply being about amnesty for illegal aliens. In point of fact, there are many components to S.744, with amnesty being just one of many provisions by which the Senate bill, if enacted, would irreparably harm America and Americans.

Darrell Issa Jumps into the Amnesty Fray

Just a few days after President Obama pressured Congress to move quickly on comprehensive immigration reform, advocates turned up the heat on the wavering House. California Republican Congressman Jeff Denham cosigned Nancy Pelosi’s H.R. 15. Denham’s House colleague Darrell Issa, also a California Republican, promised to introduce his own bill.

Two Nations Deal with Over-Immigration, Over-Population; Which One Is Serious?

In recent years, the United States and the United Kingdom have undergone increases in immigration, both legal and illegal. About 500,000 immigrated to the UK in 2012, down from a peak in 2010, but still quite substantial. Prime Minister David Cameron wants to get UK net migration below 100,000 before the 2015 election.

Each year, more than one million legal immigrants come to the U.S. If S.744 passes, net migration to the U.S. would, according to the Census Bureau and the Congressional Budget Office, increase by 36 million over the next two decades.

Despite Government Shut Down, Looming Debt Crisis and 20 Million Unemployed Americans, Nothing Trumps Amnesty

On October 2, House Democrats unveiled an immigration bill with the usual suspects making the predictable statements. U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA) erroneously predicted that the bill would pass if the full House voted on it. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) compounded Lofgren’s lie when she said that “Every piece of this legislation has bipartisan support, and that’s important to us.”

Former Ally Goodlatte Morphs into Traitor Marco Rubio

As the old saying goes, “With friends like this, who needs enemies?” I’m referring to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) who, in what seems like ages ago, was an immigration enforcement ally. Once upon a time, the media might have labeled Goodlatte a “hardliner.”

North and South of the Border, Amnesty Advocacy Accelerates

Immigration advocacy never ends. During the August congressional recess, House representatives took a drubbing in their local districts from their irate constituents. At more than 400 Town Halls hosted by 150 representatives, the loud and clear message was, boiled down to two words, “No amnesty!”

Last Week in Immigration: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As usual on the immigration front, during the past few days Americans who care about the country’s future endured plenty of bad and ugly news with a smattering of good sprinkled in.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Background Checks Require a Reality Check

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013, that resulted in the death of 13 people, including the gunman, President Obama, as reported by ABC News on September 17, 2013, said:

The fact that we do not have a firm enough background-check system is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings.

The Kids Act: Vanished Just Like Summer?

In mid-summer, the Senate passed off the hot potato S. 744 immigration bill to the House. Feeling pressure to deliver on something, even if it were token, the GOP tentatively opened discussions on the Kids Act as a bill that could possibly win House bipartisan support. Although yet unwritten and with only sketchy details available, the Kids Act is envisioned as a DREAM Act variation.

Back from Bakersfield: Report from the Front

I’m back from Bakersfield where I spent three days (August 13-15) promoting CAPS’ television and radio spots which alerted local area patriots that House Whip Kevin McCarthy may be wavering on amnesty.

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