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Lawmakers walk political tightrope with immigration

For evidence of the political minefield that is immigration reform, look no further than the Florida Senate.

On one side is Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who is looking to attract tea-party conservatives to his Republican bid for U.S. Senate, along with others in the GOP — including Gov. Rick Scott — who want to show they are taking action to tackle illegal immigration.

On the other side are the state’s powerful Hispanic caucus and some of the biggest special interests in Florida: the Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Catholic Conference, farmers and other agricultural interests. The clergy argues a crackdown would be immoral; the business groups worry it would be a blow to the state’s limping economy.

All of this puts Haridopolos in a bind. As Senate candidate, he doesn’t just need conservative voters: He needs cash. And groups like the chamber, AIF and U.S. Sugar have it. Full story here.

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Brittanicus

Judge for yourself?

Remember the TEA PARTY will kill any new amnesties, including so-called Immigration reform, Sanctuary States, Chain Migration, The dream act or any underhand way of passing any more AMNESTIES. By not enforcing restriction illegal immigration laws, should look to examples of the very serious over populations in border States of California, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico that have massive money problems; attributed by the illegal alien invasion. States that are not overrun or have implemented strict laws such as Georgia, can view illegal aliens skipping out, taking their economic families to feed of the generous welfare programs further afield. Learn more about the astronomical costs and Statistics at NumbersUSA or just typing into Google, illegal alien costs.

Officers such as sheriff Joe Arpaio has been demonized and attacked by rampant liberals and Socialists, on this uncontrolled immigration issue that is draining the safetynet on our soil. Anybody who is cognitive with the happenings in Arizona and Arpaio who seeks out illegal aliens are fully aware of the Dept of InJustice, Obamas Czars who have a vandetta against the State and Sheriff. He is a strong reminder that some offices of the law, will carry out their duty, while others play politics to shield themselves; Chief of Police Beck in Los Angeles has no backbone when it comes to this terrible issue in his jurisdiction; he hides behind the Sanctuary city unconstitutional policy of Special order 40.


It's your America; not the 20 million plus foreigners and not the politicians who cower under the bombardment of open border lunatics. Join a local TEA PARTY and become an activist in the tens of millions other others fighting for jobs, cutting obsolete government agencies, building the real border fence and station permanent National Guardsman. Make E-Verify mandatory to catch criminal businesses hiring illegal aliens and make it an enforced police policy for every jail to use Secure Communities to fingerprint and process all individuals to verify their immigration status. The country is in the worst predicament of owing Chinese and foreign investors over 14 Trillion dollars and now want more taxes from ordinary Americans. So if this is the case, why are we not removing economic illegal immigrants from our shores? Hundreds of billions would be saved and, then would start returning jobs to our own citizens and legitimate residents.


A dirty business that attributes profits from illegal labor must be dealt with in the harshest way. No slaps on the wrist or mediocre fines, but judged on its incorrigible merits. With Fines from $50.000 up; confiscations of all business assets to fund ICE. Businesses with large ratio's of illegal labor, a term of at least a year in prison on first offense. This should not be home incarceration, but in a federal correction facility. That should determine that hiring foreigners carry a nasty risk of committing a felony. Same with people, who scorn our laws to enter America illegally, should carry a penalty of not a worthless civil infraction, but a justifiable felony conviction.

Shouldn’t prudent Americans wonder why this has never been the case? It makes sense that this was intentional to allow illegal immigrants to enter our lands with impunity? Janet Napolitano can gesture all she wants about the border being better secure? Then perhaps she would like to buy London Bridge from me. One major problem is over a thirty year period, those here of certain racial groups who entered America and was legally processed, but allowed family members to join them who cheated our laws. So its obvious there is these mixed groups, who are between "A Rock and a Hard place." However, this is a sovereign nation and there are no excuses for breaking our law and they will be deported or remove themselves.


THROW OUT ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PROCURERS, OF WHICH POLITICIANS, GOVERNORS, MAYORS, POLICE CHIEFS & OTHERS WHO ARE INSTIGATORS IN THIS INVASION.

Read about illegal alien widespread Tax fraud at http://www.thesocialcontract.com/ the Pdf file "Illegal Aliens and American Medicine." http://tinyurl.com/o6r27 and the report "DRAINING AMERICA INTO POVERTY" at http://tinyurl.com/3mv3vzm These are reports that the Leftists, US Government Czars and radical open border zealots or lobbyists prefer you didn’t see.

IN 2012 budget we must enforce the Grand old party with new injection of TEA PARTY candidates, otherwise the future for our families are at financial risk. NOT FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU? IT COULD BE YOUR JOB NEXT?

Today, Tennessee to stop illegal aliens voting passed a law to demand picture ID at registration. Low income Americans who are verified through birth records can apply for a free Identification card.

Attn: Gaining momentum is Billionaire potential President Donald trump, who has already spoken out about the Chinese Free trade treaty that is a rip-off, the same as Nafta and Cafta that must be negotiated. He also views Saudi Arabia as unfriendly to America, after everything we have accomplished for them, such as the Gulf War, when Iraq invaded. Now Opec that Saudi Arabia is associated with is cutting back on its oil supplies and our nation is being gouged by speculators in Wall street. Open up Alaska and anywhere we have oil reserves and a pox on the environmentalists. Other budget lowering legislation must include a reduction or closing obsolete government agencies and returning them to State jurisdiction. Even the defense monopoly should be examined, to see if a we can cut back on overseas military reservation and demand those countries attribute to their own protection.

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