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Marc Caputo: Misunderstanding Marco Rubio: immigration politics and DC spin


The request from the liberal Campaign to Reform Immigration for America was simple — but strange.

“Ask Marco Rubio to support a pathway to citizenship,” a caller from the group said.


“Marco Rubio already supports a pathway to citizenship,” I said when I answered my home phone Wednesday. “I don’t understand.”

“He doesn’t support a pathway to citizenship,” the caller shot back.

Me: “Umm, yes he does.”

Caller: “No. He only supports a system of temporary work permits…”

Me: “I really think you have your facts wrong. Where are you getting them?”

The caller hung up.

Count this little back and forth as one of the myriad examples of why immigration reform might not pass Congress despite a strong bipartisan push.

The interest groups on the right and the left might spread just enough propaganda, just enough falsehoods, just enough passion to make immigration reform just another partisan issue.

If immigration reform dies, then activist groups on all sides of the political spectrum live to fight again. In Washington, there can be a perverse disincentive for a real resolution.

And for some in the Beltway, there’s a disincentive to understand what Rubio’s about. Some unwittingly don’t understand Rubio, or they intentionally don’t understand him.

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Rick Scott Fraud

On July 16, 1997, the FBI executed the largest coordinated raid in agency history, with 500 agents in six states seizing 14,000 boxes worth of evidence from 36 Columbia/HCA offices.


Scott was ousted from the company in the ensuing uproar, leaving with an estimated $300 million in stock and compensation.

Schilling remained in limbo for six more years. Two Columbia/HCA executives from Southwest Florida were sentenced to prison, but the convictions were overturned on appeal.


Davej Francis


NOW is the time to build an exact replica along the U.S. border, THE FENCES that goes through San Diego into the coastal waters of California? It has a marked success rate of not only stopping illegal aliens, but the movement of drugs into California. The original design was based on Rep. Duncan Hunters the Secure Fence, a bill signed into law in 2006. The $57.7 million project is one section in the massive expansion of border infrastructure approved by Congress. In 2005, Hunter (R-CA) introduced legislation calling for the construction of a reinforced fence along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, citing crime statistics as measures of San Diego-Tijuana fence's successes. So after productively adding an amendment to a House-passed the bill that ultimately stalled in House-Senate negotiations, Hunter's amendment was later incorporated into H.R. 6061, the 200 Secure Fence Act signed by former President Bush.

THE law cited (1) systematic surveillance of the international land and maritime borders of the United States through more effective use of personnel and technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, ground-based sensors, satellites, radar coverage, and cameras; and (2) physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful entry by aliens into the United States and facilitate access to the international land and maritime borders by United States Customs and Border Protection, such as additional checkpoints, all weather access roads, and vehicle barriers. (b) Operational Control Defined.--In this section, the term ``operational control'' means the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.

IT was Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) who attached S.Amdt 2466 to the measure in order to noiselessly gut the SFA's spending requirement. Conservatives labeled Hutchison as a traitor after she slipped an amendment into the federal budget bill that passed in May 2006 that some say efficiently killed the border fence." The Hutchinson amendment stated… “nothing in this paragraph shall require the secretary of homeland security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting and, cameras and sensors in a particular location along the international border of the United States, if the secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operation control over the international border at such location.”

NOW is the time to revise the 2006 Secure Fence Act with no amendments, to cut a defense swathe from Brownsville, Texas to hook up with the San Diego fences. A double layer prison type reinforced chain link fence for the interior, coordinated with a double track way between, for the accelerated movement of Border Patrol vehicles and would force illegal border crossers to scale two barriers instead of one. For the exterior fencing, a solid, concrete and steel fence separating us from our Southern neighbor. Both the inside fences would be at least 15 foot high, and adorned with flesh eating concertina barbed wire An major obstacle to any drug traffickers or illegal aliens or any individual or thing, to slip into America. We have a porous border of almost 2,000 miles long with precious little passable protection. And yet there's plenty of money for the legalization of an underestimated 11 million illegal aliens in the oncoming Comprehensive Reform bill. Members of Congress who care more about protecting their own seats than the 23 million America's jobs are a wretched disgrace to their oaths. Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was a sponsor of Hutchinson’s totally negligent amendment that she inserted into the already approved $555 billion Omnibus Spending Bill at the last minute.

SO before any more time passes, bombard your Senators and House Congressional Representatives demanding the real, fences, not the sieve type thing (singular) that appears mostly in built up areas that is currently in operation. A double layer fence approved by Congress of appropriated funds that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson cannot compromise this time. That whoever illegally arrives there in the future is greeted with an almost impregnable structure that stretches into the horizon, and the only way through the fences is at the legal ports of access. It should be a formidable task to climb it, with all Seeing Eye of powerful cameras on rising platforms way above the open range, deserts, rivers and lakes. Inside the two parallel barriers a “No man’s land” within the fences perimeters intermittent electronic sensors that is able to locate people on either side of the tracks who manage to scale the concertina razor wire on the top of the fences. But with time as an essential element, soon detected would bring the rapid arrival of federal agents. If amended thousands of able bodied construction workers out of work, who had to compete with foreign nationals and lost to cheap labor, should be hired by the U.S government to construct the fence.

No foreign national should have the opportunity to gain any form of “Green Card” or legal status, until the last steel piling is settled into the ground. You can petition your Washington representatives at (202) 224-3121 to insist on a federal ID card for all Americans issued to impede illegal aliens, taking American jobs, to cut down on voter fraud, credit theft and available to buy a handgun for protection. Learn more at NumbersUSA and American Patrol that serves the people to enlighten them on the truth not lies about illegal immigration. Read the real news reports at American Patrol, not the bogus propaganda from the Liberal press. ITS A MUST READ THE AMERICAN PATROL DAILY REPORT

A TV crew from ARD, Germany, spent yesterday getting a briefing on the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border from American Border Patrol. After a briefing by Glenn Spencer, head of American Patrol web site, the Germans filmed a demonstration of the Sonic Barrier, a system that could finally solve the border problem. Spencer took the reporter and cameraman on an aerial tour of the border, including a flight over what is known as the "Amnesty Trail." Then a Danish Broadcasting TV crew flew along the border across Arizona and reporter Peter Keldorff asked as we flitted along the border east of Douglas. “Why didn't they finish the fence? It's silly to build a fence if all you have to do is walk around it," he added.

"AFTER getting a complete picture of the border situation, I can honestly say these people were truly stunned," Spencer said. Producer Juergen asked why American TV doesn't visit ABP. He told him ABP is blacked out "because we know too much." During the SONIC BARRIER test a group of four people were detected 400 feet from the sensor line --- during a fairly brisk wind. Spencer explained that if the Sonic Barrier was installed along the border that leads to the Amnesty Trail, it could be shut down. Spencer said reporter Stuchlik seemed befuddled at the failure of our government to secure the border when the technology to do so was available?

A new innovation is being used to check statistics of how many illegal aliens are reported crossing the border, when the left says the numbers have dropped. In actual fact according to this new state of the art camera unit, that had been used in Afghanistan the numbers of foreign nationals are intensifying. It just goes to show that the word of a new Comprehensive reform policy for illegal immigrants is drawing hundreds of thousands towards the border regions.

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