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Paul Broun: Republicans ‘Getting Soft’ On Immigration
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Friday that his fellow conservatives are “getting soft” on immigration enforcement by expressing openness to the legalization of undocumented immigrants — a move that he said would cause a massive increase in unauthorized immigration.
“I’ve had a long discussion with some of my members, who are getting soft on the issue,” Broun said. “But Laura, until we secure the border nothing else matters. And if we start opening up discussion and showing folks from outside this country that we’re going to legalize and give amnesty to other folks that come here illegally, all that’s going to do is cause a flood. And that’s going to create cost to federal government.”
Ingraham asked the Tea Party congressman whether he, like other members of his party, might support legalization and eventual citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“No I’m not, absolutely not,” he replied. “These illegal aliens are criminals and we need to treat them as such. I’m not in favor of giving amnesty to anybody who has broken the law. I applaud what our Georgia legislature is doing in trying to crack down on this situation.”

Published: March 22, 2013 Updated: March 23, 2013 4:38 p.m.

Rep. Lou Barletta: We shouldn’t be fooled again on amnesty

By LOU BARLETTA / For the Register

The problematic and chronic issue of illegal immigration finally crystallized for me in May 2006, while I was the mayor of Hazleton, Pa. Resident Derek Kichline, working on a pickup truck in his driveway, noticed someone he thought was a drug dealer lingering in the vicinity. Mr. Kichline, a father like me, exchanged words with the young man and, for his trouble and concerns for the safety of the neighborhood, received a bullet between the eyes.
The suspect, a reputed member of a notorious street gang, proved to be in this country illegally, despite having been arrested more than a half-dozen times. While we had already experienced problems related to illegal aliens in Hazleton, this episode tipped the scales. As mayor, I shepherded the passage of two groundbreaking ordinances: one suspended the licenses of businesses that knowingly hired illegal aliens, and the other provided similar sanctions against landlords who rented property to them.
The American Civil Liberties Union objected to our common sense, and the case is still pending in the courts.
Some years later, we are now told by many that the best strategy to combat this problem is to provide the estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. with a pathway to legal citizenship. This is a bill of goods Americans were sold before. In 1986, we were assured that there were about 1.5 million illegal aliens here, and once we granted them amnesty we would be rid of the problem. The truth was that once we willingly ignored our borders, the numbers seeking sanctuary swelled to more than 3 million. Do we now think that the result would be any different? We will have waved a carrot to the world, tempting any and all who would come here to continue to break our laws.

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Progress Rose<[email protected]> wrote:

Hi NY ICers,
THANKS to Pamela H. for this as well!
I sent out a previous email about our Video from our NY ICE Counter on 3.23.13 in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. But, in case you haven’t viewed it yet, here’s the Link:

The Link to the Photos is below, and all of this will be up on the NY ICE Recent Items tab, , soon!


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