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Conflating The Terms February 10, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"But the term “immigrant,” which connotes a legal immigrant, and the adjective “illegal” immigrant are entirely different. They have been conflated, because when you use the term “immigrant” interchangeably with “illegal immigrant,” it suits the argument of the people who are for the open borders lobby and for amnesty."
A Great Deal Of News To Report January 7, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"This is an article from the Daily Caller, December 18, entitled: “Senate Democrats Block Amendment to Restore Veteran Benefits by Closing Illegal Immigrant Welfare Loophole.”"
Health Care And Voter Registration Enrollment October 30, 2013
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Number 3 is the Center for Pan Asian Community Services: This organization has expressed its support of just about every attempt to legalize the U.S. illegal population and has additionally expressed displeasure with the Voter ID law. They rallied against the Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder, inviting members to participate in a “voter suppression update teleconference.” They approved of the Associated Press’ decision to remove “illegal immigrant” from their style guide. They frequently and enthusiastically expressed their support for the passage of ObamaCare. In 2007, when the idea of a $10,000 fine instead of deportation for illegal immigrants was floated in Washington, D.C., CPACS Executive Director Chaiwon Kim gave the following statement: People who are in the country illegally tend to be among the poorest clients at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, said Chaiwon Kim, executive director of the Doraville nonprofit. So she doubts many could pay a fine beyond a couple thousand dollars. “Most of the undocumented, they are really underpaid,” she said. “In a way, they’ve already paid society.” Number 4, another group, is the Puerto Rican Cultural Center: The first thing that appears on the Web site (as of last week) is a statement from the organization Centro Sin Fronteras. Centro Sin Fronteras is involved in the struggle to stop deportations and having a moratorium. We march and fight for the rights of immigrants. We march to stop the deportations and separations of our families. We are asking Obama to stop the deportations now, but instead, while the Senate is debating to pass an immigration reform, they are deporting and separating even more families than before. In 2010, PRCC Executive Director Jose E. Lopez “was awarded the prestigious 2010 Health Award from the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. The Health and Medicine Policy Research Group is an independent policy center promoting social justice and health care equality for the past 29 years”—and I just feel like there ought to be a drum roll—“in Chicago.”"
The Rule Of Law July 24, 2013
Michele Bachmann, R-MN
"Thank you so much. One thing that I wanted to mention as well, in speaking with one of the experts, Mr. Speaker, Robert Rector from the Heritage Foundation, we asked him: What is the average age of the average illegal immigrant into the United States? He said it is age 34. Isn’t it a coincidence, Mr. Speaker, that the legislation being proposed is to grant amnesty to anyone 35 or below. And again, they would instantaneously be able to apply for legal permanent residence for their parents, and it would be granted automatically."
Immigration Bills July 9, 2013
Lou Barletta, R-PA
"The first bill, the Visa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2013, will, for the first time, make staying in the country after your visa has expired a felony criminal offense instead of just a civil offense. Upon a first offense, the visa overstay would bring a $10,000 fine and 1 year in jail. The illegal immigrant may not be legally admitted to the United States for 5 years from the date of conviction and may not apply for a visa for 10 years after the date of conviction. A second offense would be subject to a fine of $15,000 and up to 5 years in jail. The illegal immigrant would be banned from entering the United States for life."

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