Bad news from Luis Gutierrez: I’m showing you the red card on immigration, Republicans

posted at 6:41 pm on June 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

The only way to avoid the red card? Lots of green cards. But the GOP’s been momentarily cowed on immigration reform by Eric Cantor’s loss, a loss Gutierrez himself tried to prevent, so nothing’s happening this summer. That’s his cue to declare amnesty dead, and that’s what makes this clip funny — not the stupid “red card” gimmick but the fact that his idea of punishing the GOP is to demand action on deportations from Obama. Normally that’d be fine by the White House, but not when there are thousands of young illegals streaming across the border with 150,000 more on the way next year. O needs to appease his base somehow, but not four months out from a midterm when conservative turnout is already expected to be high and the news is full of stories about a massive surge in illegal crossings. Gutierrez doesn’t care, though. Your move, Barack.

In other news, your government continues to lie transparently in insisting that the “vast majority” of illegals who’ve entered the U.S. lately will be going home. Nope.


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This guy is talking about this with the boader crisis going on??

sorrowen on June 25, 2014 at 6:43 PM

WTF is a “red card”, anyway? Does it mean Gutierrez bit someone? Sounds about his speed …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

That traitor needs to come down with lead poisoning soon.

Flange on June 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

This guy needs to be buried alive

Doyle Hargrave on June 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM

some people need shootin’

dmacleo on June 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Seal the borders & send ‘em packing. Every last one of them. As Gil Favor used to holler on ‘Rawhide’– “Head ‘em up!!!…Move ‘em out….” We got enough problems of our own, we do NOT need Mexico’s or Central America’s rif raf…

bimmcorp on June 25, 2014 at 6:48 PM

So then either surrender or be defeated?

Bertram Cabot Jr. on June 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

My comment from another thread on amnesty:

Many say it behooves us to give in and fold on that issue [amnesty], but that is exactly 100% wrong. With amnesty gone as an issue, our white vote drops and we slide closer to becoming lost in a politically correct mire or bog where we are about the same as the Dems, except worse. Not good. And by the way, I don’t think amneesty would get us any additional Hispanic votes (it didn’t in 1986 when Reagan passed amnesty [the Republican presidential candidate got 34% of the Hispanic vote in 1984, then that dropped to 30% of the Hispanic vote in 1988!). Even if it did, it would be at best a marginal increase in the Hispanic vote and would be a miniscule drop in the bucket compared to the lost white vote. That’s a sharp but essential truth.

On another thread a commenter said: “Either way, it [passing immigration reform] takes off the table a toxic issue for the 2016 election.” That a HUGE miscalculation. Amnesty is the opposite of toxic for us. It is only because we tend to fall ourselves into a kind of politically correct hypnosis or catatonia that we feel compelled to do things, at the behest of the liberals, that will hurt us at the ballot box. Keep in mind that not a single Democrat is against amnesty. Not one. There’s a reason for that, and that’s because they know amnesty would be their winning ticket. My response to that comment:

I don’t agree that amnesty is a toxic or even a net negative issue for us. Especially now with the hordes flooding across the border, the people, independents and even many Dems, are going to want a candidate that will stand up boldly to the illegal menace. For those that say a meager or non-existent gain in the Hispanic vote will help us, it won’t if immigration reform takes a big chunk out of the anti-amnesty vote that is propping up our white vote. Take immigration off the table, that is gone. We lose. Plus tons of Republicans would be totally miffed if the bill was seen as amnesty, and stay home. We doubly lose.

anotherJoe on June 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Oh, he is using a soccer reference…I think. What a pansy…

Oil Can on June 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

If I was the governor of a border state I would bus every single illegal caught in my state straight to DC and drop them off on Pennsylvania avenue. I’d love to see row after row of buses offloading illegals who mill around outside the White House on the evening news.

HotAirian on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM

“SHUT UP,” LUIS EXPLAINED. “PLEASE HAVE THE DECENCY TO RESIGN AND SEQUESTER YOURSELF AT HOME. THE THOUGHT POLICE WILL BE ALONG SOON ENOUGH TO ESCORT YOU TO A NICE… ER, CAMP, FOR SOME… UM, REEDUCATION.”

/s

Marcola on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Additionally, in the other thread, I added the comment below to my points about amnesty:

I should add that my comment above concerned how amnesty or immigration reform would wreak havoc with our white vote. And how it will not increase our Hispanic vote. It is a consideration of the short-term or immediate effect of passing amnesty. Very negative. But I didn’t even bring into the equation the longer term point that the massive numbers of currently “undocumented individuals” (I believe WAY underestimated at 11 million) would, when they became “documented,” vote Democrat in even higher percentages than current Hispanic citizens (as the current illegals would be lower income and thus more likely to gravitate to the Dems). Look what the 1986 amnesty did to California. California had voted Republican virtually every year before 1986, going back to 1950. Think what a 2015 amnesty would do to Texas. And with another amnesty, California itself would become so blue that it would be more red than China. And nearly every state in the union would be significantly more blue. And Republicans will never be able to compete for the future Hispanic vote by offering more freebies and more easy migrations than the Dems will offer. Period.

anotherJoe on June 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

It appears now that there is one U.S. law about which the Obama administration intends to be a stickler for enforcement.

It’s called the “Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007,” and was a pet project of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein that was signed into law by George W. Bush.

The Feinstein law requires ICE to turn over unaccompanied child illegal aliens (UACs) to HHS for resettlement in the U.S. as refugees, and it gives the UACs all sorts of legal protections, including the right to a lawyer, and forbids them from being subject to quick deportations. In fact, the law requires HHS to act in the best interests of the children, meaning it basically forbids deportation of UACs in most instances.

It’s clear now what is happening on our southern border. The Obama administration decided to use this law to import hundreds of thousands of Central American illegal alien kids (the Feinstein law doesn’t apply to Mexican and Canadian kids) during the last two years of Obama’s term. They knew that if they got the UACs here, the Feinstein law would prevent them from being deported. That is why all these kids started showing up recently, talking (until they were told to shut up) about how they had come because they had been told that they would get “permissos” — i.e., special permission to stay in the U.S.

The Obama administration placed in ad in January for a contractor who could handle 65,000 UACs — despite the fact that ICE had never apprehended more than 5,000 UACs in any prior year. How did the administration know that such a huge, and unprecedented, number of UACs would be coming into the U.S.? It is obvious that they knew it because they are the ones who planted the rumors in Central America about the “permissos.” They knew that once they got the kids here, they could keep them here permanently, using the Feinstein law.

AZCoyote on June 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I really have difficulty understanding why we need thousands of unskilled uneducated immigrants who probably have little if any interest in becoming productive tax paying citizens. I can understand the businesses people wanting workers with high IT skills but is that what is climbing the southern fences? How many housekeepers, gardeners and produce workers can the country absorb?

katiejane on June 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Red card? Soccer reference? Should have thrown a flag. Using a red card is like instantly saying that your referent group is 3rd world countries rather than heartland America which he happens to ostensibly represents being a rep from IL.

Sports, to a great degree, is culture. And the red card/yellow card referencing telegraphs to anyone seeing this that his cultural reference is clearly not traditional American culture nor the melting pot culture, but rather the salad bowl culture of non-integrating immigrant populations.

deepdiver on June 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

“SHUT UP,” LUIS EXPLAINED. “PLEASE HAVE THE DECENCY TO RESIGN AND SEQUESTER YOURSELF AT HOME. THE THOUGHT POLICE WILL BE ALONG SOON ENOUGH TO ESCORT YOU TO A NICE… ER, CAMP, FOR SOME… UM, REEDUCATION.”

/s

Marcola on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Future ReWrite™ engaged for a pending repeat of history.

Steve Eggleston on June 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Back biter.

Fallon on June 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Luis Gutierrez speech no doubt made John Cry Baby Boehner tear up and sob uncontrollably into his hanky. The IRS targeting TEA Party and Conservative groups, not so much. John Boehner’s solution to Obama’s unconstitutional actions… sue the President, because Impeaching him, the actually Constitutional remedy, is too scary.

oscarwilde on June 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Send Gutierrez to Brazil and let’s see which team he plays for.

Steve Z on June 25, 2014 at 6:59 PM

“But the GOP’s been momentarily cowed on immigration reform by Eric Cantor’s loss …”

How is this possible since the pro-AMNESTY GOPe, and the pro-AMNESTY powers-that-be at Hot Air, keep telling us that Eric Cantor’s landslide loss had absolutely nothing to do with his obsessive “progressive” AMNESTY push?

Pork-Chop on June 25, 2014 at 6:59 PM

How is this possible since the pro-AMNESTY GOPe, and the pro-AMNESTY powers-that-be at Hot Air, keep telling us that Eric Cantor’s landslide loss had absolutely nothing to do with his obsessive “progressive” AMNESTY push?

Pork-Chop on June 25, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Shut up, management explained…

oscarwilde on June 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM

With the increase in conflicts in the globe, amnesty is getting harder to push. Because you will give citizenship to terrorists.

Oil Can on June 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Would somebody just accidentally kick Gutierrez hard in the groin already.

Freakin’ Flopper.

MichaelGabriel on June 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

This guy is a real piece of work. Good job Chicago!

Raquel Pinkbullet on June 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

He’s now threatening to change the Congressional thermometers to Celsius.

mankai on June 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Gutierrez. ‘nough said.

vnvet on June 25, 2014 at 7:08 PM

With the increase in conflicts in the globe, amnesty is getting harder to push. Because you will give citizenship to terrorists.

Oil Can on June 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Which is no doubt Obama’s whole intention.

oscarwilde on June 25, 2014 at 7:08 PM

“Leave the field. You’re done, Republicans!” Really? So the representatives of THE AMERICAN PEOPLE should just go away and allow the flood of illegals to overwhelm our borders and our social systems? Who the h*ll are you, Rep Gutierrez, to tell elected lawmakers to “leave the field” because you didn’t get what you wanted?

By the way, Rep. Gutierrez, have you lifted a finger to try to get our innocent Marine out of a Tijuana prison? No? Then leave the field!

ncinca on June 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

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canopfor on June 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

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canopfor on June 25, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Go Fu$8Ck yourself, Luis.

TX-96 on June 25, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Oh no, this is devastating — a red card.

307wolverine on June 25, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Somebody sounds like they got a little sand in their vuvuzuela.

M240H on June 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Where is a guillotine when you need one?

VorDaj on June 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

This applies to the US, as well:

Confirmed: The Political Class Ignores The Strength Of Feeling On Immigration And Does So ‘At Its Own Peril’

The ‘liberal political class’ dominating Britain is out of step with the mass of the electorate on immigration, major study warns.

By John Bingham, The Telegraph:

Politicians have contributed to a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment because of a widening “disconnect” between the “liberal political class” and public opinion, the UK’s most authoritative barometer of public opinion suggests.

Almost half the population now believes that a decade of mass migration has not only harmed the economy but undermined “British culture”, the annual British Social Attitudes survey shows.

The “persistent public anxiety” over immigrant numbers is something the main political parties “ignore at their peril”, the Government-funded study warns.

Significantly, the study — which has been charting public opinion for more than 30 years — found signs of a rejection of a multicultural notion of Britishness.

In striking contrast with a decade ago, when the survey showed rising acceptance of minorities, increasing numbers now single out factors such as being born in the UK or having “British ancestry” as important elements of “British” identity.

The news led to warnings on Monday that a failure to slow the pace of immigration to Britain will increase racism.

The apparent reversal in attitudes comes after a decade of mass immigration following the expansion of the European Union.

There are now around 2.5 million more foreign-born British residents than 10 years ago, including just over a million people from Poland and the seven other countries which joined the EU in 2004.

More than eight out of 10 people now support a major tightening of rules on access to benefits and curbs on overall immigration — but the study points out that EU rules would make it “very hard” for the Government to deliver on this.

“There is a clear, and intense, demand for action on the issue from one section of the electorate, a demand politicians ignore at their peril,” it concludes.

“Yet responding to the concerns of the voters worried about immigration today risks alienating the rising sections of the electorate whose political voice will become steadily louder in elections to come.”

The warning comes after the UK Independence Party’s triumph in the recent European elections, a development the study said had been influenced by a serious “disconnect” between the wishes of voters and the positions of the main parties.

It also comes amid a political row over moves by Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, to require schools to teach “British values”.

When asked what made people “truly British” the survey’s participants singled out distinct characteristics. While the importance of speaking English has long been strong, support has now reached a level of near unanimity.

The number of people citing it as a key ingredient in Britishness rose from 85 per cent to 95 per cent between 203 and 2013.

The number citing being born in Britain as an important or very important element, edged up from 70 per cent to 74 per cent, reversing a downward trend in the previous decade. Almost eight out of 10 said it was important for people to have lived most of their life in the UK before being included — up more than a tenth in a decade.

Meanwhile, just over half (51 per cent) said it was important to have British ancestry to be considered British, up from 46 per cent in 2003.

Overall, the study, published by NatCen, an independent social research group which is funded by the Government, found that 77 per cent of people want immigration to be cut, including 56 per cent backing a large reduction.

The study said 47 per cent believe immigration has had a negative economic impact, compared with only 31 per cent who see it as positive. Forty-five per cent said they thought immigration had “undermined British cultural life”, compared with only 35 per cent who believe it has enriched British culture.

Almost one in five people believe immigration has been “very bad” both culturally and economically — outnumbering those who say it had been “very good” economically by six to one.

The study warned: “Policymakers and the interest groups they deal with regularly tend to be drawn heavily from the liberal end of the spectrum, creating a potential for disconnect and distrust between a more liberal political class which accepts immigration and an electorate among whom many find it intensely threatening. This combination of persistent public anxiety, the disconnect in attitudes between political elites and voters, and constraints on policymakers’ ability to respond have helped to fuel the rise in support for Ukip.”

It added: “In many areas of migration policy, constraints on current policy mean it is more liberal than even the most pro-migration parts of the public would like, generating widespread public discontent which is hard to address.

“For example, EU rules make it very hard for the government to restrict migrant numbers, or regulate migrant access to the welfare state, in accordance with the wishes of most of the public.”

Frank Field, the former Labour work and pensions secretary, said the shift in attitudes was a “huge condemnation” of the immigration policies of successive governments and said it would be “unforgivable” for politicians not to respond.

“One of the things we must do in drawing up our red and blue lines for renegotiating in Europe is that we have to have control of our borders again.”

On the night of Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat, I was thinking and asking myself, ‘Why does this feel soooooo familiar?’ Then, it hit me. I felt it a few weeks ago after the ‘Earthquake’ in the MEP and local elections in the UK and across Europe. Populist parties won and there were two main issues:

1. Massive immigration.

2. Centralisation (EU).

People are tired of elitist politicians ignoring (‘Yes, we know what you claim to want, but we know what is best!’) and slandering them (‘Little Englander! Nativist! Racist! Xenophobe!’) while refusing to address issues that are really having a negative impact on the people’s lives.

With the labour force participation in the US at a 37 year low, it is unsurprising that the middle and working classes want Washington to focus on them, jobs, and the economy. Perhaps, if the economy was booming, people would support the mass influx of uneducated immigrants from poorer countries. In the UK, the immigrants come from Romania, Poland, and Bulgaria. In the US, they are coming from Mexico, Central and South America. That those coming into the US are Hispanic is merely a product of geography. I have no doubt that Americans would feel the same way Brits do, who are looking at up to 21 million immigrants coming from Eastern Europe over the next few years…and the entire population is only 61 million now. The burden that is placed on schools, hospitals, housing, transportation, social services, etc, has been enormous.

Whether it is the United States or the United Kingdom, citizens want their elected officials to work for and listen to them. They are tired of diktats being issued from on high in a land, seemingly, on another planet where the ruling class and their apparatchiks want more centralised power to micromanage every area of life and open their arms to cheap labour and taxpayer-funded votes.

I posted this - The Truth At Last! Peter Mandelson Admits Labour ‘Sent Out Search Parties’ To Bring Migrants Here After Losing The Votes Of The Working Class – over a year ago when the cat finally was let out of the bag and the Canary in the Labour Mine first sang:

I’d like to teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony.
I’d like to hold it in my arms,
and keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
all standing hand in hand. And hear them echo through the hills
for peace throughout the land.

The people’s flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyr’d dead
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts’ blood dyed its ev’ry fold.

Then raise the scarlet standard high,
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

Kumbaya my OverLord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my OverLord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my OverLord, kumbaya
Oh, kumbaya

Someone’s singing OverLord, kumbaya
Someone’s singing OverLord, kumbaya
Someone’s singing OverLord, kumbaya
Oh OverLord, kumbayah

Someone’s crying, OverLord, kumbaya
Someone’s crying, OverLord, kumbaya
Someone’s crying, OverLord, kumbaya
Oh OverLord, kumbaya

Then, he croaked…along with any sane look at Labour’s immediate past and future electoral successes.

Resist We Much on June 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

So, not only does this — man is it? — presume to shove immigration down our throats but soccer as well. Speak to your own constituency, Luis Gutierrez, Democrat Illinois, nobody else has reason to eat your crap sandwich. And no, it is not delicious. Speak to us of immigration laws enforced and you’ll have your listeners. Otherwise piss off.

bour3 on June 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

On another thread a commenter said: “Either way, it [passing immigration reform] takes off the table a toxic issue for the 2016 election.” That a HUGE miscalculation.

anotherJoe

It’s more than that, it’s a brain dead stupid argument. Anyone who uses the logic-challenged “get it off the table” nonsense doesn’t have the IQ God gave to an ice cube. If we’re supposed to surrender on issues to “get them off the table”, what is the point exactly in having two parties?

xblade on June 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM

As put forth by VDH in a column last week, I wonder how strongly La Raza, Gutierrez, and all the other hispanic racists would want an open immigration policy if no more hispanics wanted in, and it was Nigerians, Bangladeshis, Vietnamese, etc driving low skilled wages down.

Capricio on June 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Ask Luis how much money he received for the fake ID scam his family ran in Chicago. Complete Scum

MAX66IL on June 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I know there are a lot of investigations going on already but there needs to be a hearing on this issue of the marxists in the White House deliberately creating the mess at the border. They must have thought if they created a humanitarian crisis it would force the bleeding heart populace to push for amnesty. It seems to have had the opposite effect. Their complicity has to be brought out and added to the list of criminal activities.

crankyoldlady on June 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Too bad we can’t DEPORT Luis Gutierrez – he’d probably feel much better residing in Mexico.

As for his “red card”; BEND OVER LUIS!

GarandFan on June 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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canopfor on June 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

It’s called the “Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007,” and was a pet project of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein that was signed into law by George W. Bush.

AZCoyote

And as a result of that Bush signed amnesty bill, Hispanics have been voting in droves for the republican party ever since.

Not, lol.

But really, it will be different this time if we pass another one. No,really, it will.

xblade on June 25, 2014 at 7:33 PM

This clown’s only loyalty is to foreign invaders. He should be deported.

sauldalinsky on June 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

This guy needs to be buried alive

Doyle Hargrave on June 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I respectfully disagree.

America is a Republic. You cannot bury people alive just for being against your opinion.

However, if the Progressives have their way with dissenters, you might be buried up to your neck and then stoned with rocks by people who disagree with you.

Let’s just put a stop to this and unseat ALL Progressives… From both parties.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I stopped at (D)-IL.

hillsoftx on June 25, 2014 at 7:37 PM

It’s called the “Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007,” and was a pet project of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein that was signed into law by George W. Bush.

AZCoyote

Diane Feinstein snuck her legislation into a bill that nobody read. And, the bill was signed on the eve of Bush’s departure from the White House.

I’m saying this again. This Administration has been combing the books for loopholes and now Diane Feinstein (Who I actually respect to some degree) is exposed.

There are no limits to what these Progressives/Marxists can do.

Unless we stop them.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

MAX66IL on June 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Provide linkage or lose credibility.

Best to you,
KWR

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I’ll raise you your Red Card….with a GREEN Card.

Ripped up. GET OUT! Leave the country.

portlandon on June 25, 2014 at 7:41 PM

It’s always enlightening and frighteningly familiar at times to read about the last mass amnesty.

Here are some snippets:

The Spanish language press in Central and South America began reporting sensational news stories about the United States giving amnesty to everyone without a criminal record. “It was like gasoline on a flame, it just burned up the Press,” says Stoddard. And from the Mexican border to the tip of South America people began to return to the USA to apply for amnesty. And, many decided to bring their wife, kids, brothers, sisters, cousins and other relatives back to the United States to apply for the amnesty, too.

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Stoddard recalls that fraud was rampant in the application process. Estimates of application fraud ranged between 66% and 75%.

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“The fraud in that program was out of sight,” said King. “The biggest fraud in California was establishing the five year residency. Fraudulent documents, rent receipts, food receipts anything needed was for sale on Los Angeles streets…There were document vendors all over the place and fraud was rampant,”

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He also remembers packages of counterfeit utility receipts, written receipts and anything else that would establish a 5 year residency was for sale and only required the name to be filled in. And, these were in the days prior to personal computers. “The adjudicators started out doing a bang up job in collaborating and investigating but the administration came down with orders not to look too closely if on the surface the application appeared to be legitimate.”

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“As a supervisor I took my men to training sessions where they were being trained on the Employer Sanctions provisions. And I sent people out on instructions. I sent people out to visit employers in the area to educate employers on how to fill out an I-9 and what to look for. Then one day that all turned around. The training was cancelled and we were told not to worry about the Employer Sanctions provisions.”

Wigglesworth on June 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

So this is somehow not amnesty?

V7_Sport on June 25, 2014 at 7:46 PM

So if Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, Germans, Romanians, etc.,…..decide to come into the US via our southern border, this tool-bag would champion them?

Mr. Gutierrez…..?
Hello?……*tap-tap*…..this thing on?

mjs28c on June 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM

In the immortal words of Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny:

“What a maroon!”

TxSaintFan on June 25, 2014 at 8:05 PM

“As a supervisor I took my men to training sessions where they were being trained on the Employer Sanctions provisions. And I sent people out on instructions. I sent people out to visit employers in the area to educate employers on how to fill out an I-9 and what to look for. Then one day that all turned around. The training was cancelled and we were told not to worry about the Employer Sanctions provisions.”

Wigglesworth on June 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I know about this first hand.

When GWB was in office, there were particular guidelines for American companies bringing in harvesters all over the US. The farm owners took advantage of these migrant workers and put into place mandates on employers – to protect migrant workers from being exploited.

Obama ended that program/mandate. Obama wasn’t interested in the health, well being and working conditions of migrant harvesters – Obama was more interested in…

Who the hell knows at this point.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM

AZCoyote on June 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

OK, then repeal the Feinstein law & send ‘em back. Simple

8 weight on June 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM

AZCoyote on June 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

So the smoking gun’s exposed. An obscure 2007 law being exploited 7 years later can only have been masterminded by a lawless administration. I say send them back anyway using local and state resources. Force Holder and Obama to sue. This will go to the SCOTUS.

Red Creek on June 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I should add that my comment above concerned how amnesty or immigration reform would wreak havoc with our white vote. And how it will not increase our Hispanic vote. It is a consideration of the short-term or immediate effect of passing amnesty. Very negative. But I didn’t even bring into the equation the longer term point that the massive numbers of currently “undocumented individuals” (I believe WAY underestimated at 11 million) would, when they became “documented,” vote Democrat in even higher percentages than current Hispanic citizens (as the current illegals would be lower income and thus more likely to gravitate to the Dems). Look what the 1986 amnesty did to California. California had voted Republican virtually every year before 1986, going back to 1950. Think what a 2015 amnesty would do to Texas. And with another amnesty, California itself would become so blue that it would be more red than China. And nearly every state in the union would be significantly more blue. And Republicans will never be able to compete for the future Hispanic vote by offering more freebies and more easy migrations than the Dems will offer. Period.

anotherJoe on June 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

AnotherJoe, I really liked your comments. I think your statements make perfect sense.

sohumm on June 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I know about this first hand.

When GWB was in office, there were particular guidelines for American companies bringing in harvesters all over the US. The farm owners took advantage of these migrant workers and GWB put into place mandates on employers – to protect migrant workers from being exploited.

Obama ended that program/mandate. Obama wasn’t interested in the health, well being and working conditions of migrant harvesters – Obama was more interested in…

Who the hell knows at this point.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Correction.

It was GWB who insisted that these migrant workers be provided witwh adequate housing, eliminating the loop holes that farmers were using to under pay and inadequately house these folks. Under GWB, Churches, non-profits, employers and locals were free to provide encouragement to those who entered the USA legally, to harvest farms.

Obama did away with Bush’s migrant worker mandates and instituted his own policy, making any and all immigrants injured on the job ineligible for worker’s compensation benefits. After Obama was installed into office, all of these legal, migrant workers who previously enjoyed the same protections as Americans as long as they were working in this Country during seasonal harvests.

Obama ended all of that nonsense.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 8:19 PM

OK, then repeal the Feinstein law & send ‘em back. Simple

8 weight on June 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM

The Marxists are telling Diane Feinstein that her career is over.

/Bummer.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Luis Gutierrez made me laugh so hard. Seriously!

sohumm on June 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Long day, but remind us who he is and why should anyone care what he thinks? He looks psychotic in the photo. Is he?

talkingpoints on June 25, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Gutierrez, D-IL: certified dummass…
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I love that Democrats, like Gutierrez and Øbama, continuously call their opposition party “dead,” “stalled,” “out of ideas,” “sunk,” whatever the analogy du jour happens to be without ever accepting that their ideas are “dead,” “stalled,” “sunk,” and just generally craptastically ineffective and pretty near stupid. Look at Øbamacare, causing massive economic failure and meanwhile the feckless Democrat administration casually pretends that they don’t get all excited about economic reports that are either good or bad. Laughably, they would jump at the chance to claim credit for any good economic news causing growth in GDP; they still foist the lie upon the people that “government creates private sector jobs” when the exact opposite is the truth.
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Highly partisan people look stupid and make stupid decisions for all of us. Get rid of this one in November, Illinois… don’t continue to be stupid.

ExpressoBold on June 25, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Unfortunately, mindless little extremist weasels like this are why there have been so many assassination squads in South American countries – something we can pray we’ll avoid. (PS, I’m of partial Latin American descent – and perhaps therefore despise these cockroaches all the more…)

RL on June 25, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Too bad we play (real) football.

formwiz on June 25, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Fluke off, you moron.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM

He needs a good head slap, administered by someone like Deacon Jones.

Ward Cleaver on June 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM

OK Louis you just lay there and hold your ankle and cry like a sissy.

ezspirit on June 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Who is @SenThadCochran?

Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration.

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Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

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Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes.

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Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping.

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Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation.

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Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women.

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Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business.

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Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage.

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Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation.

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Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning

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Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds.

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Rated 0% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record.

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Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance.

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Rated 11% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance.

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Cochran co-sponsored recognizing Juneteenth as historical end of slavery

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“Well, I’m not saying that we’re solving every problem or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported, but we’re doing a better job than has been done in the past.”

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For me, it was the experience of the recent election — the realization that candidates are now so vulnerable to the activities of organizations who are interested in influencing the outcomes of elections, … We’re defenseless.’ (Ain’t that rich?)

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‘Well, I think the president [Obama] is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don’t overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.’

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‘And I think we’re going to have a healthier and a better educated workforce if President Obama’s budget requests for increases are approved.’

Resist We Much on June 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Europe’s migrant influx: ‘We need help but we don’t know where from’…

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/25/-sp-boat-migrants-risk-everything-for-a-new-life-in-europe

It sure sounds like Jean Raspail had a clue back in ’75.

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

But of course, that was just a silly and racist tirade…

shorebird on June 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Luis……..FU!

RWRFAN on June 26, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Luis is upset we aren’t immediately placing those Central American villagers and other Hispanics flooding the border into public housing and signing them up for benefits. After all, that’s where many if not most of them will be for decades after “comprehensive” immigration reform is passed or or in this case, decreed.

Nomas on June 26, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Time to arm-up, we are being invaded. Traitors and aliens alike need to be dealt with.

HomeoftheBrave on June 26, 2014 at 7:37 AM

My apologies Key West. Just Google “Little Village ID Scam” Luis Owned the Building. Operation Paper Tiger comes to mind.

Best To You Also.

MAX66IL on June 26, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Let. It. Burn.

GWB on June 26, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I can understand the businesses people wanting workers with high IT skills but is that what is climbing the southern fences?
katiejane on June 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

We don’t have a shortage of IT workers… we don’t have a shortage of people with high IT skills! The vast majority of HB1 Visa receipients are not contributing more than an American worker would – they are simply cheaper. Jeff Sessions has been doing a heck of a job trying to get the word out – Breitbart has been covering.

I was in IT for over 40 years… I watched the pattern start with the Russian immigrants 30 years ago and switch to India and surrounding areas when the Russians realized they needed a reasonable wage to live in America.

unaffiliated on June 26, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Luis needs to go in November. The ONLY thing he ever talks about is amnesty for the illegals, nothing else.

Amazingoly on June 26, 2014 at 9:42 AM