Obama Decrees Thousands of Syrian Refugees for America

It’s not enough for Obama & Co. that they may be on the brink of importing a mass population of future Democrats (i.e. 46 million in 20 years according to the CBO), but a recent project is to welcome thousands of Syrians as refugees. What could possibly go wrong?

The refugee system has been a handy doorway for enemies to gain entrance to stupid-generous America. One example: after a couple of Iraqi refugees were found to be pursuing jihad, the government rescreened 58,000 now residing in the US who had been recently admitted without adequate investigation.

Below, Iraqis Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi entered the US as refugees, but their terrorist activities made them long-term jailbirds.

The fear of jihadists using America’s permissive refugee program is well founded and has even been noticed in Washington. Last December the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing titled Terrorist Exploitation of Refugee Programs. Chairman Patrick Meehan noted in his opening statement that “intelligence indicates that the threat posed by refugees with ties to al Qaeda is much broader than was previously believed.” But the bureaucrats promise to do better in the future, for sure!

Below is the Chairman’s opening statement:

Obama dropped hints for a couple months about wanting Syrian refugees, but now there’s a number: 2000. It’s not a huge number by itself, but the door is now open to many more. And though Syria is 90 percent Muslim, one could safely guess that 100 percent of the refugees will be worshippers of Allah. Christians stuck in ummah territory are apparently unwelcome. Why does the administration continue to welcome tribes unfriendly to American values who present a national security threat?

Exclusive: U.S. Will Now Let in Thousands of Syrian Refugees, The Cable (Foreign Policy), August 8, 2013

With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.

The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.

Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.

“Referrals will come within the next four months. We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks,” Kelly Clements, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, tells The Cable. Continue reading this article

Ann Coulter Reminds Hannity that Crushing Amnesty Is Job #1

Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity on Thursday to emphasize the defeat of the Senate immigration bill, remarking, “Remember Americans, the most important thing is stopping amnesty!” She takes the message consistently to that Fox News show, perhaps because Hannity has required severe retraining after coming out strong for amnesty soon after the Romney defeat.

Hannity had accepted the bogus idea of consultants and other Republican leaders (like RNC Chair Reince Priebus) that illegal alien coddling was necessary for Republican electoral success in the immigration-caused new demographics. In fact, there was only 4 percent difference in hispanic votes for amnesty promoter John McCain (31%) in 2008 and pro-enforcement candidate Mitt Romney (27%) in 2012. (See chart from Pew Research.)

It’s good that Coulter and a few others are stepping up to the plate. Amnesty is the disappearing issue, from Fox News to talk radio. Mickey Kaus wrote a blog the other day titled, If Amnesty Wins, Blame Cruz, but a better choice for that label might be radio conservative Rush Limbaugh, who only talks about immigration when a caller brings it up. It looks like the guy has given up on saving the country and his show is just going through the motions. Limbaugh can’t afford to hang up his spurs and lose millions of dollars, so he keeps up the rap, smacking easy targets like Obama, but neglecting to engage on amnesty even during August, the month of important town halls across America. His urging for concerned citizens to show up could make a difference, but he’s running on snooze mode. In a 2006 radio interview, Limbaugh challenged Vice President Cheney about hundreds of millions of immigrants being admitted under pending legislation, but now the passion is worn down. Only the El Rushbo persona remains.

Fortunately, we still have a few patriots on air like Laura Ingraham, an attorney who read the Senate bill and speaks against amnesty often, and Mark Levin who remains fierce in defending liberty from foreign invaders and their treasonous facilitators.

Federal Reserve Jihadist Nafis Sentenced to 30 Years

Bangladeshi Muslim Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (pictured) came to America with the intention to destroy the American economy by bombing the New York Federal Reserve Bank. He hoped to kill lots of Americans. But now he’s sorry, so sorry, and claimed that his hostile actions were caused by suffering a childhood stammer and being dropped by a girlfriend. Darn! — life is hard!

In fact, he now says he loves the United States, regretting his attempted attack, and convinced the judge of his change of heart such that he got only 30 years in the slammer rather than life. Apparently the judge didn’t know that lying to infidels for Islam is encouraged by the religion, a practice called Taqiyya. Speaking truthfully is required only when conversing with other Muslims.

Also noteworthy is how Nafis got into the United States: he entered by a student visa, a doorway which has unleashed terrorism more than once. He attended Southeast Missouri State University for the spring semester of 2012, then left for New York to pursue jihad. The elite view is that if unfriendlies just got to know Americans then the hostile feelings would fade away, and a massive program of foreign college students (particularly Saudis) has grown as a result. In addition, greedy universities hunger for the full-ticket tuition the foreigners pay and care nothing about the national security threat that certain tribes of auslanders present.

Quazi Nafis Gets 30 Years In Prison For Federal Reserve Bank Bomb Plot Case, CBS New York, August 9, 2013

The man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank Building in lower Manhattan has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

“I’m ashamed. I’m lost. I tried to do a terrible thing. I alone am responsible for what I’ve done. Please forgive me,” Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis said during his sentencing Friday in Brooklyn federal court.

Judge Carol Bagely Amon accepted his remorse as genuine, but added that there’s no doubt Nafis intended to bring down the Federal Reserve Bank building and kill everyone in it, along with scores of innocent people on the outside, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

Nafis was arrested last October in an FBI sting operation. Continue reading this article

Texas Parents Face Illegal Alien Who Killed Their Daughter

This story is all too common: a previously arrested (but not deported) drunk driving illegal alien takes the life of an innocent American. Had the government repatriated Osvaldo Cerda after his several marijuana arrests, he wouldn’t have been here to kill Heather VanHoozer, a 24-year-old nursing student.

Below, the VanHoozer family in happier times: parents Alan and Debra with Heather in the center. Heather was killed by a drunk driving illegal alien a year ago.

A local TV report discussed the illegal alien aspect, unlike too many news accounts when the perps are border-jumping foreigners.

Like many average citizens faced with a preventable death at the hands of a foreigner who should have been deported, the VanHoozers are shocked and surprised that their government did so little to protect their family. But in the new globalized America, foreign lawbreakers have more rights than upstanding citizens.

Parents prepare to face daughter’s accused killer in court, WFAA, August 7, 2013

Every morning before work, and every evening after work, Alan and Debra VanHoozer stop at the cemetery on Garland Road.

The headstone is just a few feet away from away busy street. It is inscribed with three names: Alan, Debra and Heather.

It’s just not right that their daughter was the first to be buried.

“There’s nothing worse… nothing worse a parent can go through,” Alan VanHoozer said.

Heather VanHoozer died 11 months ago in a terrible crash on Centerville Road in Garland. She was 24 years old.

Police said Osvaldo Cerda, then 18, was drunk when he T-boned the car of Heather’s boyfriend. According to the police report, even after the crash, a witness saw Cerda put a beer can to his mouth, then toss it down and crush it before running away.

Police caught him not far from the scene.

“He took our pride and joy. Heather was our life,” Debra Van Hoozer said. Continue reading this article

Grand Jury Indicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Kazakh Pals

This case is a fine example of how foreigners will defend the most disgusting criminals of their tribe rather than respect the rule of law. Dzhokhar’s college buddies knew that he had bombed the Boston Marathon, killing several and maiming dozens, yet they aided in covering up his crime by removing evidence from his apartment. Did the Kazakhs support the Tsarnaev act of jihad, or was their action based solely on tribal loyalty?

Below from left, the three Kazakh boys Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visited New York’s Times Square, a popular terrorist target.

Naive politicians think the government should staple green cards to the diplomas of any and all foreign students with useful degrees, without considering whether they would be loyal law-abiding citizens. Instead of examining the threat to national security of admitting possibly hostile foreigners willy-nilly, Washington admitted a record number of foreign students to US campuses in 2012: 764,495. Unfriendly Red Chinese and Saudis were the most numerous.

However, there is good news today, namely the serious treatment of the Kazakh criminals with possible hard time and deportation. But wouldn’t it be better to screen foreign students more carefully before admitting them in the first place?

Grand jury indicts two Kazakh students in Boston bomb probe, Reuters, August 8, 2013

A grand jury on Thursday indicted two students from Kazakhstan on obstruction of justice charges, alleging they helped hide evidence related to the April Boston marathon bombing that killed three and injured 264, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Massachusetts said.

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were college friends of surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

They are charged with removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the FBI released pictures of Dzhokhar and his older brother Tamerlan in an effort to learn the names of the bombers.

The pair were first charged on May 1 with conspiracy and remain in federal custody. They could face up to 20 years in prison on obstruction of justice charges, in addition to five years if convicted on conspiracy charges.

Both also face the possibility of deportation. Continue reading this article

Census: Language Diversity Has Proliferated in America

The Census has published an updated report about what languages are spoken in the United States and the numbers must look like good news to professional translators, because English is less present. The newbies keep their home-country languages and millions speak those languages at home. In fact, the US is 5th largest Spanish-speaking country, a fact which must be cheering for La Raza, but is a sign of cultural fracturing for the national community.

The Census has set up an interactive map that allows the curious reader to explore the modern language universe, e.g. to see how many people speak Arabic around Detroit or Persian in Los Angeles. There is also a written report: Language Use in the United States: 2011.

But the big headlines are about Spanish. According to the 2011 Community Survey, a fifth of US residents speak a language other than English at home (60.6 million) a number which has tripled in the last three decades. Of those 60+ million, two-thirds are Spanish speakers. A Spanish-language density map is shown below.

Nearly 38 Million In U.S. Speak Spanish At Home, Census Says, Fox News Latino, August 07, 2013

Nearly 38 million U.S. residents speak Spanish at home, a stunning increase over the 1980 number of 11 million, according to the U.S. Census.

Spanish-speakers accounted for roughly two-thirds of the nearly 61 million who speak a language other than English at home, the Census report said.

At the same time, proficiency in English seems to be on the rise among Spanish-speakers, with 5.6 percent of this group saying that they speak English “less than very well,” compared with 5.7 percent over the 2005-2011 period.

Overall, the number of people in the United States who speak a foreign language at home has tripled since 1980. Continue reading this article

France: New York Times Portrays Diverse Town As Successful

To hear the New York Times tell it, mass Muslim immigration does not have to be a problem. It has found a French town (that many Americans have never heard of) Roubaix where the multicultural experiment appears to be going great. As long as French residents there violate the nation’s principle of state secularism (laïcité) and coddle Islamic practices, then no distressing jihadist terror occurs.

Of course, this strategy is not the traditional assimilation of immigrants but submission of the native population to hostile newcomers, a tactic which Islam has perfected during its 1400-year war against all non-Muslims: “Just do things the Koran way, and nobody gets hurt.” As long as Roubaix residents submit to Muslim desires, peace will continue. But the requirements of the Muslims are likely to become increasingly more intrusive with time, such as demands that free speech be curtailed to suit Islam.

There is only one exception to the Times’ pretty diversity picture, which appears in a single down-page paragraph. When a pro-secular group was scheduled to rotate to leadership on a town civic association, the Muslims were angered and left. Muslims believe in Islamic supremacy and don’t like having their wishes thwarted. At 20 percent of the population, Muslims tend to become violently hostile if the host organism does not submit.

Below, Roubaix has welcomed Muslim social institutions like halal butcher shops, which sell meat cruelly slaughtered according to Islamic directives.

The Times wraps up with a cheerful observation that in Roubaix, a person can be a Muslim and a Christian simultaneously.

Time will tell. The media has proclaimed ideal diversity models before that quickly disintegrated. One example: National Geographic’s Marseille Melting Pot, which devolved with burqa riots a few months later.

A French Town Bridges the Gap Between Muslims and Non-Muslims, New York Times, August 5, 2013

ROUBAIX, France — Wearing head scarves and long skirts, the women glide along the faded back streets of this poor French town as they make their way to the mosque to hear the last prayer of the evening.

Like their husbands and brothers, fathers and sons, they feel at home here. That is in large part because Roubaix, a small city in northeastern France, has made a point of embracing its Muslim population, proportionately one of the largest in the country.

“I am comfortable in these clothes here in Roubaix,” said Farid Gacem, the bearded president of the Abu Bakr mosque, who was wearing a nearly ankle-length loose brown tunic on a recent afternoon.

In a country where Islamic head coverings are regulated by law and many Muslims say they have been made to feel like outsiders, Roubaix is one of just a handful of cities that have broken with a rigid interpretation of the country’s state secularism. The city stands out for its effort to take discreet but pointed steps to promote an active Muslim community, and in doing so it has diminished the ethnic and sectarian tensions that have afflicted other parts of France, evident again during the holy month of Ramadan this summer.

In Trappes, a heavily Muslim suburb of Paris, an altercation between the police and a woman wearing a niqab, a veil that is illegal to wear in public, turned violent two weeks ago. In another suburb of Paris, the mayor refused a request by Muslims for a prayer room to use during Ramadan. The Interior Ministry says crimes targeting Muslims have increased 28 percent this year.

Yet here in Roubaix, the mood is different. That is despite one of the worst unemployment rates in the country, 22 percent, with the figure far higher among young people, according to the mayor’s office. Nearly half of households have incomes below the poverty line, and many areas are troubled by petty crime and drug trafficking.

The question is whether Roubaix’s approach to multiculturalism will become a model for other French cities, or if, in a country in which the Muslim population finds itself at the center of a debate over racism, religious tolerance and national identity, it will remain an exception. Continue reading this article

SoCal Wells Fargo Bank Experiences Burqa Diversity

From San Diego County comes news of a burqa bank robber (pictured) who failed to snatch the cash but did manage to escape. The fugitive was described as wearing white shoes and a maroon tent.

Burqa banditry is a growing crime strategy because the all-covering garment reveals little about the perp, plus many Americans are too fearful of being called Islamophobic to object to masked persons in the public space.

Islam scholar Daniel Pipes recently wrote of his home town Philadelphia’s surge of the crime, counting 15 successful or failed burqa robberies over the last six years. Pipes also keeps a blog on the general topic of burqa crimes starting in 1998 and continuing to the present.

Isn’t it long past time to make masks in public illegal? Why does our nation allow such anti-social — and likely criminal — behavior to continue? Masks are a threat to public safety, and also show up when anarchists come around. The only good excuse for a mask is a sub-zero Minnesota winter.

Of course, the real solution would be to end Muslim immigration entirely. The Allah-worshippers are trouble wherever they settle in large numbers, from Paris to Dearborn.

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013

NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public’s help locating her.

The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

“At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller,” Foxworth said. “Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note.”

The teller read some of the demand note then alerted another bank employee, Foxworth said.

The woman waited a few seconds then walked out of the bank without any money, according to Foxworth.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect was female with an olive complexion and heavy eye makeup and wearing a maroon colored burka and light colored or white shoes, according to Foxworth. She was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and in her late 20s to early 30s, according to Foxworth.

Los Angeles’ Mexican Archbishop Is a New Spokes-priest for Amnesty

The list of forces against American sovereignty and citizenship is long and powerful. One of the founding members of the open-borders gaggle is the Catholic church, which wants to import more customers for what it’s selling, to replace the falling attendance among American Catholics. The church even discourages assimilation to keep foreigners dependent on its welcoming pews, as its demographics become more hispanic and less English-speaking American. One measure: Hispanics account for more than 70 percent of the growth in the US Catholic population since 1960.

The immigration issue is not only about church concerns of activity and relevance, it also has big money implications. The church’s offshoot Catholic Charities gets billions of our tax dollars to perform immigration-related social work, like settling refugees and educating illegal aliens about how to work the system.

Below is an image from Catholic Charities at a Glance, 2010. Look closely to see that 62% of the $4,669,503,437 budget comes from American taxpayers (aka “Government Revenue”) which comes out to be $2,895,092,130.

One of the bright new pro-amnesty faces is the recently installed Los Angeles Archbishop Gomez. Unlike his predecessor Roger Mahony who flacked the issue relentlessly, Gomez is an immigrant himself with Mexican cred to burn. He can chatter in Spanish all day long with the new parishioners. Of course, American church-goers may feel left out by the hispanicization of their once-familiar English-speaking congregation, but the current trend is all about celebrating diversity for the brave new world of diversity above all else.

L.A. Diocese’s Archbishop Gomez pushes immigration overhaul bill, Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2013

As a child, L.A. Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez traveled back and forth across the border from his home in Monterrey, Mexico, to his uncle’s in San Antonio, Texas. He made the trip so often that he hardly distinguished between Mexico and the United States.

“It was easy to cross in those times,” says Gomez, now 61, who became a citizen in his mid-40s. “I guess my first impression was that people could live in both countries at the same time.”

When he talks about the border, he slips into the Spanish slang of his childhood. He uses migra for U.S. immigration officials and mica for the old-style border-crossing cards he needed to visit his American cousins in Texas.

“I’m an immigrant myself,” he says, squinting behind his rimless glasses as he smiles. Continue reading this article

Senator Jeff Sessions Warns Republicans against Anti-worker Lobbying Pests

The indispensable senator took to the Senate floor just before the August break to remind his colleagues not to destroy the country so that businesses can save a few nickels.

Sessions thinks that the government shouldn’t be sentencing the citizens to worsened job prospects by flooding the employment market with tens of millions of excess workers. The CBO reported that the Senate bill would reduce average wages in America for 12 years, increase unemployment for 7 years and reduce per capita GNP growth over 25 years.

How is it not a scandal that the Senate voted to decrease citizens’ income substantially at a time when over 20 million Americans cannot find full time work?

Our elected representatives are not supposed to destroy the lives of the people for the naked greed of a few. Senator Sessions is one of the few who defends average folks. A few days ago he urged fellow Republicans to use immigration enforcement — not amnesty — as a winning issue.

Below, illegal aliens keep coming, because they hope to get amnestied in Obama’s future-Democrat handout.

What’s missing in the immigration debate: American wages, By Sen. Jeff Sessions, Daily Caller, August 2, 2013

This week Congress received two letters: one from GOP donors and the other from CEOs, urging Congress to act on immigration. The Washington Times reports: “Nearly a hundred top Republican donors and Bush administration officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants. … The donor letter came the same day that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 400 other businesses and umbrella groups fired off a letter to House leaders of both parties, urging them to pass something.”

One word not mentioned in either letter: wages.

These groups would have us believe this is just about providing amnesty to illegal immigrants. That’s certainly a large part of it: businesses know that legalizing illegal workers will expand the available labor pool for many industries with the effect of pushing down wages in areas where illegal workers might not have previously had access. But there is a phrase in the letter which has gotten too little attention, and which explains what this really all about. Rove and the donors say that legislation must, “provide a legal way for U.S.-based companies to hire the workers they need.”

Of course, there already is a legal way for U.S.-based companies to hire workers they need: they can hire the people living here today who are unemployed. Or they can hire some of the million-plus immigrants we lawfully admit each year, or the hundreds of thousands of temporary guest workers we admit each year. We are a generous nation. And no one is saying these programs shouldn’t be improved. But what these businesses want is as much low-cost labor as possible. That’s what this is all about. They believe the immigration policy for our entire nation should create an abundance of low-wage workers. They, in their bubble, think that lower wages are good for America. Maybe some politicians do too. They’re not concerned with how the plan impacts workers, the immigrants themselves, public resources, the education system, or taxpayer dollars. They’re not focused on the broader economic or social concerns. The focus is reducing the cost of labor. But America has larger and more pressing concerns, such as unemployment and falling labor participation rates. Continue reading this article

Britain: Self-Deport Van Creates Controversy among Usual Suspects

A new campaign is underway in Britain to convince illegal aliens to go home the same way they arrived, namely on their own dime. The content provider is a mobile sign (pictured) that cruises around diverse neighborhoods delivering the message that unlawful foreigners should leave or face arrest.

There’s a helpful phone number on the sign that offers advice, even though successful intruders are highly expert on the topic of illegal penetration, and leaving is even easier.

When candidate Mitt Romney suggested illegal aliens might self-deport, he was widely condemned as being offensive to hispanic lawbreakers. But seriously, wouldn’t it be more empowering for intruders to arrive home on their own devices, rather than being deported, so they can say they returned for a more honorable reason? Self-deportation might protect the famously touchy Latin male ego.

Unsurprisingly, Al Jazeera found the idea that illegal aliens should leave to be “provocative”:

The Go Home van is a pretty pathetic attempt at immigration enforcement, but the government must want to be seen as doing something. Like most humans, British don’t want their society overrun with invasive aliens, as shown by a 2012 poll in which the number of immigrants was named as the top worst thing about Britain.

For more information on the normal human dislike for excessive diversity, see the Pew Research paper, World Publics Welcome Global Trade — But Not Immigration. Pollsters at the French company Ipsos have found similar results. People like their own tribe the best — that’s human nature.

Here’s the Telegraph report on the van:

Border checks better than ‘unsettling’ adverts targeting illegal immigrants, says Nick Clegg, Daily Telegraph, July 30, 2013

Bringing back exit checks at Britain’s borders would be much better at tackling illegal immigration than the Home Office’s “unsettling” and “aimless” adverts on vans, Nick Clegg has said.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he was “surprised” to hear about two vans sent out by the Home Office displaying adverts demanding that illegal immigrants “go home or face arrest”.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5live, he said it would be much better to bring back identity checks at the border to track when immigrants leave the country.

Mr Clegg said he has personally insisted that this measure will be brought in before 2015, as promised by the Coalition.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he was “hardline” about tough immigration laws but did not like the “tone” of the advertisements commissioned by the department of Theresa May, the Home Secretary. Continue reading this article

Chamber of Commerce Letter to House Leaders Demands Amnesty

The Chamber of Commerce is turning the screws on the House, with a high-pressure letter for House party leaders Boehner and Pelosi. Signers include everyone from Facebook to the American Beekeeping Federation. It’s the usual lies er, talking points about the economy, mostly with the threat that business wants millions of new cheap workers, or else. Resistance is futile, etc. The twenty million Americans unable to find full-time work don’t concern the business titans.

However, the image on the Chamber’s home page introducing the letter (shown below) is most curious and deserves consideration.

First of all, the image of gazillions of foreigners marching in orderly battalions to the United States looks more like an invasion of hostiles than the immigration of friendly individuals joining the American community. If the Chamber wants to scare average citizens, it is doing a swell job.

Plus, aren’t the foreigners coming from the wrong direction?? Shouldn’t they be coming from the south, from points below the Rio Grande, i.e. Latin America? Immigrants haven’t come en masse from Europe in nearly a century.

But the Chamber apparently wants to continue the fantasy that America is not being demographically altered forever by mass immigration — even as La Raza et al celebrate diversity and preach the virtue of obliterating white Americans whose ancestors built the country the multiculturists want to conquer. A major item of the Senate bill is the tripling of legal immigration for a decade, and they won’t be college graduates from Europe.

Oh, and here’s the letter:

Multi-Industry letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi urging for immigration reform, US Chamber of Commerce, July 30, 2013

Release Date:  Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Honorable John Boehner 
Speaker
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
 Minority Leader
The U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker and Leader Pelosi:

The undersigned organizations urge the United States Congress to enact legislation that would bring meaningful reforms to critical components of our nation’s immigration system. Reform of an outdated, broken immigration system is essential if we are to achieve a fully revitalized economy that provides rewarding and lasting jobs and opportunities for all Americans.

Thought leaders from across the ideological spectrum agree that enacting immigration reform now will accelerate U.S. economic growth at a critical time when it has struggled to recover, and will help to enable sustained growth for decades to come. Done right, reform will also serve to protect and complement our U.S. workforce, generating greater productivity and economic activity that will lead to new innovations, products, businesses, and jobs in communities across the U.S. Continue reading this article

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