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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

AMERICA'S VOICE URGES GILLIBRAND TO UPHOLD NY PRO-IMMIGRATION TRADITION

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America's Voice to Gillibrand: Uphold NY Tradition of
Sensible Immigration Policy


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Moving from Conservative District to Statewide Office,
Appointee Must Recognize Policy & Political Demand for Comprehensive
Immigration Reform in 2009
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Washington, DC - Below is a
statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice in response
to Governor David Paterson's appointment of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand
(D-NY) to the U.S. Senate:   >>



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"Senator-designate Gillibrand of New
York has a troubling record on immigration.  As a
member of the House of Representatives, she supported policy proposals aimed at
driving immigrant workers and families further underground without offering a
practical solution to the presence of some 12 million hard working immigrants
without immigration papers in the United States. >>



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"We understand that as a U.S.
representative she represented a conservative district, but now she will be
representing an entire state, which contains one of the most vibrant and
dynamic immigrant populations in the nation." She is being appointed to
fill the shoes of former Senator Hillary Clinton, who as a Senator who was a
strong champion of comprehensive immigration reform, and who as a presidential
candidate won strong support from Latino voters.  Let's recall that the
unprecedented turnout of Latino and new American voters, most of whom rejected
the GOP in part because of its stance on immigration reform, was a major factor
in the election of President Obama and the expansion of Democratic majorities
in Congress.  It is also worth remembering that swing voters in swing
districts rejected enforcement-only candidates and support comprehensive reform
with an earned citizenship component.">>



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"Most importantly, President Obama and the 2008
Democratic Party platform
promised to tackle comprehensive
immigration reform during the Administration's first year in office.  Voters
in New York, Latinos nationwide, and Democratic leadership will be looking to
Senator Gillibrand to stand with the President, to stand with the Democratic
Party, and to stand with the majority of New Yorkers to support practical and
humane immigration reform.">>

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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    As Daily Kos says she will adapt or politically die..

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/23/94932/7072/497/688006
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    Already trouble brewing for Gillibrand...

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1414009/carolyn_mccarthy_set_to_challenge_kirsten.html?cat=62
  3. Beppe's Avatar
    Greg, on another note, did you read what happened to Former NY Represantive Bruno, (who was the one that fought the ID bill in NY)? Indicted for fraud!!!!
  4. Evolving's Avatar
    She is "evolving" too fast on issues so I wont be surprised if she is for CIR ...Apparently she now favors equal rights for gays and lesbians.
  5. Jack's Avatar
    Like clockwork, Frank Sharry is out front once again with his favorite 'warning'/threat to politicians of both parties--ethnic pander or DIE! If he's this shameless now, can you imagine how unsubtle he'd be AFTER a mega-amnesty? But is Sharry exaggerating his implication that Hispanic voters are reachable only with extremely liberal immigration positions? Does his spin fit the facts?

    '...in an open-ended question on this latest survey, just 6% of Latino respondents who voted in the 2008 election cited immigration as the issue that mattered most to them as they went to the polls.'

    These 5 issues ranked above immigration:

    57%: The economy
    51%: Education
    45%: Healthcare
    43%: National security
    33%: The environment

    http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1081/hispanics-and-the-new-administration-immigration-slips-as-a-priority


    These are issues that closely match demographics of a Democratic voter. Also, the current economy tilts toward Democratic issues. Also, Republicans are perceived more than Democrats to be responsible for the current economic conditions. Also, consider the case of John McCain and whether he was rewarded by Latino voters for his rewarded for his support of CIR:

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29615


    If the Latino vote will be heavily Democratic regardless of the immigration issue and that vote is currently 9%, albeit growing even if there were zero immigration, does it make sense for a Republican to support an amnesty which would increase that percentage substantially?

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    'Let's recall that the unprecedented turnout of Latino and new American voters, most of whom rejected the GOP in part because of its stance on immigration reform, was a major factor in the election of President Obama'

    Emphasis on 'in part'. I agree, but Sharry is overselling to further his political cause. As for the electoral power of the two states, Indiana and New Mexico (which would have turned Johnny Mc with the Latino vote subtracted) being a 'major factor', that might be classified as a stretch considering Obama's electoral margin of victory.

  6. kyla's Avatar
    In response to Jack, a quote form the L.A. Times:

    "The Pew researchers, who interviewed 1,540 Latinos nationwide in November, did not ask specifically about immigration policy or potential legislation. Past studies have shown that Latinos disapproved of the aggressive immigration policies of the Bush administration.

    Though immigration didn't make the top of the list of issues, 88% of Latinos did cite it as important. The issue had even more resonance for foreign-born Latinos: 99% said it was important, compared with 75% of U.S.-born Latinos."

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jan/16/nation/na-latinos16
  7. Tony's Avatar
    Lets try it your way. Dissolve the Border Patrol and ICE. The border patrol shoots it out EVERY day with the Mexican Military on American soil over drugs. You pull the border patrol off the line and have "Open Borders" and all those border towns in the United States will be taken over by the Mexican drug cartels.

    Part 2: Dissolve ICE as you implied and all those criminal ILLEGAL aliens will have free reign to commit crimes against Americans. I am sure that teenager from Batavia, New York who got raped by two illegal aliens on a farm near Elba/Albion, New York on December 2, 2008 would love to hear that those two fine outstanding young men were released, because ICE was dissolved.

    I am tired of American citizens being murdered, raped, molested, kidnapping, etc, by people who in our country ILLEGALLY.

    Open your eyes, ignorance to a topic does not give you the right to post such nonsense. By the way, my grandparents came to this country LEGALLY and so did my wife and her family when she was 12.
  8. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Tony - I'm not going to respond to the substance of what you say (but regular readers here know that I've actually blogged about how strong enforcement is actually improving the prospects for immigration reform - a good thing). I get comments like yours regularly and have a thick skin. Actually, I've seen a lot worse. I only want to say that there is a bit of irony to your post. You seem to be ready to condemn people who have violated immigration law, but then say that I have "no right" to blog about my opinions on immigration policy. In other words, you'll chuck the Constitution's First Amendment write to freedom of expression - one of the bedrock principles of our legal system - simply because someone writes things you don't agree with.
  9. Tony's Avatar
    I respect our right to freedom of free speech, and people are entitled to their own opinions. There are a lot of people in our country who are completely ignorant to the immigration problems in our country. The sad part is the main reason our country has such a drastic immigration problem is because of the greed of our politicians and businesses.

    Recently I spoke with someone on an airline, and somehow we started talking about the immigration problems in the U.S.A. He stated how in San Francisco they didn't have an immigration problem. I reminded him about the illegal alien MS-13 gang member who killed a U.S. citizen father and his two sons last summer in his home city.

    I am very proud to be an American, and between the immigration problem in our country and this absolutely ridiculous bailout project, I am ready to pull what little hair I have left out of my head. Our government has thrown 3 trillion dollars at a 750 billion dollar problem. There is talk of another trillion dollars added to the problem as well.

    Just venting man, Take Care Tony
  10. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    "I am tired of American citizens being murdered, raped, molested, kidnapping, etc, by people who in our country ILLEGALLY."

    Immigrants in general, and Hispanic male born outside of the US in particular, have a much lower propensity to commit a crime. In fact, 5 times lower than American citizen of the same age/gender. You are BY FAR more likely to be murdered, raped, molested, kidnapped by an American citizen.

    "By the way, my grandparents came to this country LEGALLY and so did my wife and her family when she was 12."

    Have you looked at ALL of their papers. I would not be so sure in your place. Immigration amnesties have been around for a very very long time.
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