2:23 PM, May 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mickey Kaus has some more tough criticism for the immigration reform bill and one of its chief engineers, Florida Republican senator Marco Rubio:
Rubio: Illegals will pay fines or be deported! Ambassador of Amnesty Marco Rubio argues on Powerline–or rather, “Marco Rubio” argues, since the words are attributed only to his “office”**–that critics overstate the number of new immigrants who would be added by his legalization bill:
There are approximately 11 million illegals currently in the US, and many of them won’t be eligible for legalization (because they haven’t been here long enough, don’t pass background checks, can’t afford the fines, etc.) and will have to be deported. [E.A]
Really? We’re going to deport a significant chunk of the 11 million–and not just because they’ve arrived since 2011 (the cutoff), but because they don’t scratch together enough money (initially, $1,000) for fines? Would Sen. Schumer and Cecilia Munoz go along with this characterization of the legislation? Answer: no. It’s not going to happen. Rubio–and his “office”–are cementing his new national reputation as a dissembler.
Read the whole thing here.
10:28 AM, Apr 25, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
If immigration reform passes Congress, the law will almost certainly have a way to allow those in the country illegally to eventually become citizens. But the bill, as it is written, contains a number of enforcement and border security benchmarks that must be met before the path to citizenship is opened for the 11 million or so illegal immigrants currently in the United States.
Two senior senators in the so-called Gang of 8 told reporters Thursday morning that Americans should not worry that the promised enforcement measures will not be implemented.
"If he’s gone to Las Vegas to give a speech and try to trigger a bidding war, then no, it doesn’t bode well."2:25 PM, Jan 29, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Florida senator Marco Rubio told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Tuesday that "there won't be a solution" on immigration unless Barack Obama embraces "real enforcement triggers."
1:37 PM, Jun 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama praised the Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Arizona illegal-immigration law, but expressed "concerned about the practical impact of the remaining provision of the Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they even suspect to be here illegally."
12:30 AM, Nov 23, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
During Tuesday night’s national security debate on CNN, Newt Gingrich said he was “prepared to take the heat” for his position that immigration laws ought to be enforced “humanely” in order to avoid unnecessarily breaking up families.
1:31 AM, Oct 19, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
At Tuesday night’s debate in Las Vegas, Mitt Romney faced attacks on his record on health care, particularly the close relationship between his health care reform in Massachusetts and Obamacare. But Texas governor Rick Perry was particularly forceful when criticizing Romney, primarily for his record on immigration and jobs.
10:05 AM, Sep 30, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
ABC News points to a new Mitt Romney ad that focuses on former Mexican president Vicente Fox's praise for Texas's policy of providing in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants who attend state universities and colleges.
The ad, which aired for the first time on Hannity, shows Fox saying, "I want to publicly recognize Governor Perry and the state of Texas by having taken that step forward when you decided to give access to Mexican migrants to universities in Texas." Watch the ad and the spin from the Perry and Romney camps afterwards below:
Are political sensitivities surrounding illegal immigration keeping the government from stopping violent criminals? 2:35 PM, Feb 16, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Washington Examiner columnist Barbara Hollingsworth digs up an interesting story today about Ingmar Guandique -- the 29-year-old illegal immigrant convicted of killing congressional staffer Chandra Levy.
Business as usual in Arizona.7:00 AM, Aug 29, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
Funny what the game of golf can drive a man to do—and no, I'm not talking about Tiger Woods. Rather, when I learned of a package deal involving unlimited golf at the Phoenician hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, I took advantage of it faster than a Masters champion takes advantage of a cocktail waitress. (Okay, that time I was referring to Tiger.)
Virginia's attorney general on immigration enforcement.4:07 PM, Aug 3, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
According to the Washington Examiner, Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has issued a formal opinion recognizing that state and local law enforcement officers have authority to "inquire into the immigration status of persons stopped or arrested."
A review.12:00 AM, Aug 3, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Amid the controversy arising from the federal district court's decision to strike down portions of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, one must keep in mind the fact that the case is at its most preliminary stage.
The administration will have a tough time making its case against Arizona's immigration law.2:00 AM, Jul 9, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
A federal lawsuit is never a laughing matter – especially when the U.S. Department of Justice signs the complaint. But the Obama administration's complaint against Arizona faces serious obstacles in the federal courts.
Are liberal critics boosting support for the new immigration law?12:00 AM, May 27, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed her state’s new immigration law on April 23, reaction from the political Left was swift and furious. They predicted jack-booted rogue cops staging midnight raids on the homes of everyone.