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Immigration-hardline group attacks Marco Rubio in Florida TV spots

@MarcACaputo

Folks in Brevard County tell us that the hardline group Californians for Population Stablization has begun running at least one of three 30-second spots attacking Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for his help in drafting the Senate's immigration-reform bill.

The spot that's running now, seen on NBC, savages the immigration bill for flooding Florida with workers at a time when joblessness still plagues the land. It's a potent message in the Space Coast for two reasons: It's a very conservative place and unemployment is among the highest in the state.

**Update: The Florida Immigrant Coalition and others call CAPS a "hate group." More here

While the Florida media buys likely aren't big, it's another sign that Rubio -- a 2016 White House hopeful and GOP frontrunner -- faces some conservative blowback in his own backyard for backing immigration reform. And his support for hard-core conservative positions (from voting against an iteration of the Violence Against Women Act to opposing Gulf oil-spill money because it was laden with pork) don't seem to matter as much as adopting a center-right position on immigration reform.

In a statement, Rubio's office disagrees that there's been much blowback because "he was very well received at all the recent GOP dinners he spoke at back in the state, and we continue to get good feedback from our conservative grassroots. There's been a handful of anti-immigration protests, but as your paper has noted, they've been poorly attended.

"I have no objection to you saying that we're getting some backlash from anti-immigration forces, but I'd disagree with characterizing those groups as 'conservative,' since conservatives traditionally support legal immigration, and many of these groups (including the California group running the new ad) do not."

Rubio's not alone. His fellow Republican Senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, is also targeted with ads that essentially swap out their names and states.

Note: The facts and figures the group uses are controversial and the subject of dispute. Case in point: The finding that the pathway to citizenship (which the ad calls "amnesty") would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion, according to the Heritage Foundation. That's over 50 years (the ad doesn't note that) and the figure has been bashed as incomplete (and the study had a major PR problem as well). For instance, Harvard Medical School reported today that, from 2002-09, immigrants generated surpluses of $115 billion in the Medicare program while the native-born population generated a deficit of $28 billion.

Here are the spots with the text

This is an SOS to jobless people in Florida from the people of California. The immigration bill sponsored by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will admit 33 million more foreign workers to take jobs. Many will take jobs in states highly affected by immigration, like California and Florida. With millions of Americans looking for full time work, is now the time to bring in millions more foreign job seekers? Is that your idea of immigration reform?

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This is an SOS from the people of California to the people of Florida: Save Our States. Your Senator, Marco Rubio, wants to bring in millions more immigrant workers to take our jobs. He wants more green cards and amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, giving access to Social Security benefits paid for by all of us. Call Senator Rubio now at 866 630 7106. Tell him to stop his mass immigration amnesty plan

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This is an SOS to the taxpayers of Florida from the taxpayers of California. Fifty-seven percent of all immigrant households with children use welfare. Yet the immigration bill sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio admits another 33 million immigrants, adding millions more to welfare, costing taxpayers trillions. Immigration states like Florida and California will be most impacted. Are you willing to pay higher taxes to double immigration? Is that your idea of immigration reform?

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whasup

Rick Scott's tea party is batsh*t crazy and racist. Their survival is hate and more hate.

Garl

How is this Rick Scott's fault?

whasup

Somebody ought to look up the movers and shakers in this group and identify when their forbears came to the country ... and then publish that.

Then they ought to check for any anti-Hispanic or anti=Cuban immigrant statements these folks have made in their past ... and point out publicly that these yahoos are anti-American bigots, who naturally don't like a Cuban-American being a prominent, albeit new Senator from a major state.

"Heritage"

'Heritage' Group Leaders Welcome Back the KKK

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2004/summer/neo-confederates

In 1992, the nation's largest "heritage" group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, seemed to be moving squarely into the mainstream when it passed a resolution condemning the Ku Klux Klan and "all others who promote hate."

But racial extremists have infiltrated the group and attempted to turn back the clock in recent years — and now they're questioning the wisdom of turning away Klan members.

"Mere Klan membership should not be sufficient to remove a member," white-supremacist attorney Kirk Lyons, a close associate of SCV Commander-in-Chief Ron Wilson, wrote members in a March e-mail. Rick Forlines, head of the Norfolk County Greys SCV camp, chimed in: "I'll take my allies wherever I can find them."

Paul Burr, an SCV member from Albemarle, N.C., added, "A Klan member has the RIGHT to join the SCV."

With the 31,400-member group about to hold national elections at its biennial convention in July in Dalton, Ga., the increasing influence of extremists has been solidified in recent state-level elections.

In Alabama, longtime segregationist Leonard Wilson was elected to head the state's SCV division. In Virginia, a radical slate headed by Bragdon Bowling, a fierce admirer of John Wilkes Booth, took all the state-level positions. North Carolina's Jim Pierce, who passed out a grotesque anti-black cartoon prior to the 2002 national elections, became that state's SCV historian. And in Missouri, Gordon Baum, leader of the white-supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, now serves as Judge Advocate General.

The backward turn toward white supremacy has left some moderate members downright despondent. "I look back on the past decade of my life and wonder if I have not wasted some of my best years," general executive council member Allen Trapp wrote other SCV leaders in May.

"Considering the state of the SCV today, I do not believe that I have accomplished a damn thing."

Meanwhile, another neo-Confederate outfit, the League of the South, has attempted to clean up its image by sending letters to law-enforcement officers throughout the South.

The letters claim that the League, listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a "respectable organization" devoted to "the preservation of historic local cultures." No mention is made of the League's rejection of interracial marriage or its belief that the South should be "Anglo-Celtic."

Truth

Heritage, Heartland, and all those are code words for racists.

The Pioneer Fund, classified as a hate group, is said to fund this group of racists. They use the "scientific" research of intelligence as a means to prove white supremacy.

Pioneer Fund

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Fund

The Pioneer Fund is an American non-profit foundation established in 1937 "to advance the scientific study of heredity and human differences."

Hacimo

Exactly way do we need more immigrants? We already take more then a million legal immigrants a year and there thousands more who come illegally. Meanwhile there are millions of unemployed americans. The influx is so great and has continued for so long that we have reached the point where 12% of our population is foreign born. We can hardly absorb all the immigrants we already have so why double the numbers coming in each year? If you are having trouble getting work or know someone who is, then you need to contact your representatives and senators to let them know you oppose the Schumer-Rubio immigration reform bill. The time to act is now and you country depends on it. They are trying to sneak this legislation through the congress before anyone notices what is really in the bill. It is much more then amnesty for the illegals. The amnesty proponents accuse their opponents of just being racists. They want to intimidate and silence all opposition with these nasty attacks. Do not buy into their anti-american propaganda.

Benito Camelo

Hacimo, the immigrants are already here. They are working. 1) Whose jobs are they taking? 2) how are you going to deport millions of them out of the economy? 3) the influx is not so great in recent years.

wigglwagon

An 800 page reform bill is ridiculous.

The penalty for employers of illegal workers should be mandatory $15,000 fine per illegal worker and mandatory 2 years in jail without parole per illegal worker. That and deportation of the illegal worker would put an immediate end to the problem.

That is ALL the reform we need.

People like the DREAMERS are not needed in America. The people in their home countries need the DREAMERS to help build free, prosperous societies. It is America's responsibility to help all countries build a better world. We should not be stealing 'the best and the brightest' from other countries.

Lostintaxes

HEY! YOU DON'T MIND WORKING EVEN MORE, TO SUPPORT THE SECOND ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION?

GOD HELP AMERICA if the Gang of Eight realizes it’s terrible dream, which will transform this country into a nightmare for taxpayers. Those in power are now determined to pass this rushed piece of trash known as Senate bill.477. Just repeating this over and over again, that doesn’t seem to get through to many Americans that the only beneficiaries of this piece of crappy legislation are the illegal aliens storming across the borders now, or flying into America impersonating tourists, the Democrats who recognize that if they give these uneducated dregs from the sewers of South American countries, will vote for them in the future in large numbers. Mainly because they know that we have to feed them, educate their offspring in gaining quasi citizenship. That pregnant mother’s slip border to get free baby delivery and then carry on their procreation of extra babies so they can supplement their families income with free food stamps, welfare and cash EBT cash cards for every child under their roof. ON CABLE TV THIS WOMEN ADMITTED SHE SWAM THE RIO GRANDE AND ENTERED THIS SOVERIGN NATION ILLEGALLY AND HAS BEEN LIVING ON WELFARE FOR 20 YEARS, SUVIVING WITH HER SEVEN CHILDREN IN FLORIDA.

Why is every honest taxpaying American forced by a law that is outdated, meant for the slave descendants and not for the foreign national children? They are their parent’s child and they owe allegiance to a foreign nation, not the United States of America. Americans have become decidedly soft, with a careless attitude and they are going to pay dearly for it? THOSE who don’t already know or cannot comprehend, that Senate law, is not there for the benefit of taxpayers but thieves that come in the night across our borders, stay after their visa runs out. The Republicans want an abundance of cheap labor waiting for the word, to creep in here before the deadline and the only thing citizens get is footing the bill. For those already here, will join our own share of deadbeats who run off when the term “WORK” is spelled out. All--but a few commonsense suggestions went down the toilet, such as enforcing the border with a double layer fence complete with 700 miles a flesh tearing barbs. This should be the major concern for us all, because those arrogant SOB’s don’t care a monkeys AXXX for the citizens and legal immigrants, as they themselves are well fed by your dollars and receive plenty of lucrative favors from the special interests. THANK HEAVENS FOR PRO-AMERICAN SENATORS AS SEN. JEFF SENATORS OF ALABAMA, WHO BELIEVES IN THE “RULE OF LAW.” WHEREAS THE GANG OF EIGHT AND THEIR DISCIPLES SPRAWLED AND ALMOST OSTRACIZING SESSIONS AS HE FOUGHT FURIOUSLY IN HIS GENTLEMEN MANNER, TO INTERJECT THE ENFORCEMENT TRIGGERS BEFORE THIS SHAM IMMIGRATION BILL GOES TO THE VOTE.

VP says ‘immigrants’ forced to ‘constantly live in fear’

(Washington ton Times) – Vice President Joseph R. Biden suggested to a crowd in Trinidad on Tuesday that it’s a shame the United States doesn’t give proper respect to nations of the world by allowing immigrants unfettered access to American citizenship. “I believe in international relations, as in any relationship, it comes down to respect. Do we respect one another? And do we show respect? For my country, that means reforming our immigration system so the 11 million — 11 million — undocumented men, women and many children, who came through no choice of their own, can come out of the shadows and be full participants in American life because they are already in many cases participating and contributing to the growth and prosperity of my country, but required to constantly live in fear and live in the shadows,” he said, as posted on the White House Office of the Vice President’s website. Mr. Biden was at the diplomatic center in the Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, to sign a trade agreement with Caribbean countries. He also said: “It’s about time, and the president and I have been calling for this for a long time, even back in the days when he was a senator and I was in the Senate. It’s about time they’re afforded the dignity they deserve..?

It certainly looks like the VP has joined the lunatic fringe, when he swore allegiance to the United States, but it certainly is not the American taxpayers. But then we have already seen it from Obama’s administration, selling guns to drug cartels, using the IRS to intimidate the TEA PARTY organizations and Conservatives who still believe in the right of the people and the U.S. Constitution. It’s questionable that the IRS would that pursue the Tea Party and Conservative entities, but are unconcerned by the 7.2 Billion dollars being literary passed on to illegal aliens with children as a tax credit, even if they don’t exist or make fraudulent applications for progeny in foreign countries and sending the a check? Then again this administration is also sneaking into the lives of investigative journalists at a national newspaper, to locate their whistle blowers?

Then again, killing any of the major triggers has been removed and now it’s a fight that taxpayer must win at all cost, because it’s just the proverbial Tip of the Iceberg? You break our laws and the Liberal Democrats are still going to pay you welfare, food stamps, voucher low income housing out of the state or federal coffers? WE MUST RECLAIM AMERICA BEFORE ITS TOO LATE FROM ILLEGAL ALIEN PROPONENTS, BECAUSE WITHOUT THE PARAMOUNT TRIGGERS SUCH AS BUILDING THE REAL FENCING AND PRESSING FOR A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP. WHAT COULD CHANGE THE WHOLE UGLY SCENARIO IS TO ISSUE EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN WITH A BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION CARD. NOT ONLY WILL IT PROTECT ALL CITIZENS TO GAIN A DECENT JOB, BUT HALT—VOTER FRAUD AND SAVE MANY VICTIMS FROM CREDIT THEFT. NO MATTER THE COST IT WILL SAVE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVENTUALLY? THAT WILL COMPLETELY CUT OFF ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM VOTING, WHICH OF COURSE THE LEFT DOESN’T CARE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER? VOTER FRAUD WENT DOWN BIG TIME WITH NON-CITIZENS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

ACTION: We must Stop Amnesty Now. Congress is in a flat-out race with each other to eradicate border security. Behind closed doors right now the "Gang of 8” is creating a plan to give millions of illegal aliens free citizenship. We need you to help us conduct a full frontal assault on every member of Congress by contacting the main switchboard toll-free--1-888-978-3094--? As TAXPAYERS we must to send urgent and personalized free Fax bombardment messages to ALL 100 U.S. Senators AND ALL 435 U.S. Representatives at their DC offices by going on NumbersUSA website. You can even learn to a much greater extent, daily dangerous antics at the border in the selected rural and national press, that Washington prefers to keep away from your eyes. Then Judicial Watch the latest fillings relating to political corruption in state and federal government agencies, with emphasis on the illegal alien invasion. REMEMBER YOU CAN ALSO SUFFOCATE THE SOCIAL NETWORKS, LOCAL TV SHOWS AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN VOICE YOUR OPINION, TO SAVE AMERICA FROM ANOTHER OBAMA DEFICIT THAT HASN’T STOP RISING WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AND NOW FREEDOM FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE VICTIMIZED AMERICANS; STEALING THEIR JOBS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES THAT IS NOT PUBLICIZED.

Xander Qualls

In an America where mainstream media acted rationally, actually researched and presented facts – and where the interests of American citizens actually were represented by elected officials – groups including CAPS, Progressives for Immigration Reform, Numbers USA, NPG and FAIR would be applauded for their work to ensure a stable U.S. population where all can attain a good quality of life, with immigration policies that support that – with integrity.

An organization such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, with ridiculously deep pockets, has morphed from its original solid roots and managed to twist the discussion so that any organization it doesn’t like can be labeled a “hate group,” and it gains traction – simply because it’s the SPLC, with vestiges of credibility. And apparently groups such as this Florida open borders organization are all too ready to jump on the “hate” terminology.

It’s certainly easier to do so when there are no credible arguments for the U.S. to continue to abet unchecked, mass illegal immigration. Be wary of anything labeled “reform;” it’s usually more of the same with the patina of legitimacy.

If you believe in the U.S. Constitution, sovereignty and the rights of citizens to chart the course for the country – and if you still want to have a semblance of a nation – allowing in untold numbers of illegal aliens, increasing the amount of legal immigrants in a time of high unemployment and leaving our borders wide open make absolutely zero sense.

Walter "Heisenberg" White

It's always important to remember that all immigration policy in the Western world is part of a larger program of White genocide. This program doesn't use bullets, gas, or starvation. Instead, it's genocide by forced assimilation with the 3rd world. ALL White countries are required to take in millions of non-Whites and mix with them. White are not allowed countries, communities, or institutions. Asians, Africans, Jews, Arabs, etc are free to have their own spaces and organizations to pursue their destinies. White are denied this right. It's genocide.

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