Posts Tagged ‘E-Verify’

Immigration strategy proposed at CPAC: ‘Let’s put a wall around the welfare state’

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by The American Independent 4 Comments
Panelists at the Conservative Political Action Conference spoke Saturday about immigration measures that would uphold conservative values and attacked federal action against immigration-enforcement state laws.

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Immigration restrictionist group says Florida governor is welcoming ‘illegal aliens’

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments
A Florida immigration restrictionist group put up a billboard this week to thank Gov. Rick Scott for welcoming “illegal aliens” to Florida.

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‘Attrition through enforcement’ immigration policy already a reality, advocates say

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Immigration advocates said Monday that an “attrition through enforcement” immigration strategy is nothing new, and already interferes with the daily lives of undocumented and their families, including U.S.-born children. (more…)

GOP Senate candidate says he opposes South Florida immigration detention center

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

GOP Senate candidate George LeMieux, left (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nicole Bieneman)

GOP Senate candidate George LeMieux issued a statement today opposing a publicly funded, privately managed immigration detention center to built in South Florida.

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South Florida Hispanic GOP reps endorse Romney

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Three South Florida Hispanic Republicans endorsed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Miami this week.

The Miami Herald reports:

Mitt Romney traveled to the Florida county with the largest number of immigrants and touted the endorsements of three Cuban-American Republicans who crossed party lines to support the pro-immigrant Dream Act.

But not one word was specifically said about immigration — one of the most high-profile issue in Republican politics — at the endorsement event featuring U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz Balart and former Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart.

Romney, who has been critical of Rick Perry’s immigration actions in Texas, also criticized Newt Gingrich, who last week called for a humane path to immigration enforcement.

The New York Daily News reported that “Romney, who some conservatives have labeled too moderate, hit back at Gingrich and said it would be a mistake for the government to decide which people who come here illegally are allowed to stay.”

According to the Daily News, Romney added, “I just think we make a mistake as a Republican Party to try to describe which people who’ve come here illegally should be given amnesty to be able to jump ahead of the line of the people who have been waiting in line.”

Numbers USA — an organization that supports “Attrition Through Enforcement” immigration policy and wants “lower immigration levels” — has said that Romney can do better on immigration.

Numbers grades public officials on their immigration positions, and gives Romney a C-minus. The organization highlights the fact that Romney opposes amnesty/legalization, supports mandated E-Verify and punishing business violators, calls for secure borders, and supports local immigration enforcement. Numbers calls Romney “unhelpful” in reducing overall immigration, ending the visa lottery and tackling refugee fraud.

The Herald adds: “After the event, all three Hispanic leaders acknowledged they disagree with Romney on immigration.”

Conservative group plans protest in support of Alabama immigration law

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Nicolas Mendoza No Comments

An Alabama-based tea party group will rally in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday evening in support of H.B. 56, the state’s new immigration enforcement law. (more…)

Tea party, conservative groups call on Congress to reject E-Verify

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by Nicolas Mendoza 7 Comments

Image by: Matt MahurinAn open letter from leaders of the groups Take Back Washington, Tea Party Nation, Downsize DC, GOProud, the D.C. Tea Party and other conservative groups calls on members of Congress to reject the Legal Workforce Act, a bill sponsored by U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that would mandate the use of the electronic identification system E-Verify by all businesses nationwide. (more…)

Unprecedented number of state immigration bills introduced in 2011

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Nicolas Mendoza No Comments

State legislators introduced 1,592 immigration-related bills and resolutions in the first half of 2011, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, an increase of 16 percent over the number of immigration bills introduced in the first half of 2010. State legislatures have enacted 151 new immigration-related laws this year. (more…)