John McCain, Fellow Republicans, Scurry Like Rats To Embrace Immigration Reform

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Edal Anton Lefterov
No amnesty on CIR for Republican rats...

What a difference a couple of years makes.

The same U.S. Senator John McCain who in 2010 snuggled up to illegal-immigrant-screwing (in more ways than one) Sheriff Paul Babeu, supported Sand Land's racist Senate Bill 1070, and insisted that America "complete the danged fence" on the U.S.-Mexico border, is now leading the bi-partisan effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

See also:
-John McCain on Why GOP Will Support Immigration Reform: Hispanic Votes
-Jan Brewer "Kinder, Gentler" on Immigration? Republic Dons Kneepads for Governor
-John McCain's Bigotry Earns Hashtag, Near-Universal Ridicule, Help from Bigot-Boy Sheriff
-Bill Montgomery's Ghost of Christmas Present: Injustice
-S.A.N.E. Immigration Initiative Undercut by Bill Montgomery's Nativist Panderings
-Arizona Deserves No Peace From Pro-Immigrant Forces

The proposed framework for CIR was released today by eight Senators, including McCain, Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Dick Durbin (D-IL).

One of its basic legislative pillars is "a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants."


"One of us"? Do tell, Senator.

The plan includes the usual claptrap about securing the border and beefing up the already budget-fat U.S. Border Patrol, as if the U.S.-Mexico border needs to be any more militarized than it already is, with immigration currently at a "net zero" according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

But, significantly, while all of this bogus "securing" is being done, the undocumented can earn "probationary legal status," by passing a background check, paying a fine, and any back taxes they may owe.

The "back taxes" part is pretty amusing, considering the fact that the federal government has taken in billions in Social Security withholdings from illegal immigrants using fake Social Security numbers over the years. Effectively, this has been a "tax" that the undocumented have paid, unless they were paid in cash under the table.

Those with probationary legal status will be allowed to live and work legally in the U.S. and later can apply for a green card, and, at some point, citizenship.

The plan cuts some slack for DREAMers, who will "not face the same requirements," and those working "to maintain America's food supply while earning subsistence wages," who will "earn a path to citizenship through a different process."

One element of the plan that's already drawing the ire of civil libertarians is the part about, "requiring prospective workers to demonstrate both legal status and identity, through non-forgeable electronic means prior to obtaining employment."

In other words, a national I.D. card, which has been the wet dream of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for many years now.


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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

What is twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce's view on this? After all, he's the king of Hispanic-hating.

ghost
ghost

why would dreamers ever vote gop?  deficits don't matter any more, increase government spending wherever you need votes.

mtbazhiker
mtbazhiker

Pathetic, yellow journalism at its worst. Congratulations Lemmons! Pfft, who needs a journalism degree.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

They contributed to the demise of the GOP.  Now after thousands of lives destroyed, fed into the prison industrial complex or tossed across the border separating children from their parents, and years of racism and spewing hatred with SB1070 --- lost billions of taxpayers' $$$'s --- now the hypocrites are "seeing" the light? The GOP is done or they would not "come-around" to begin the dialog. What a waste of lives, years and $$$'s so a handful of profiteers could get obscenely rich.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

So how long have you been following politics? I understand why you feel McCain and Flake are whores, but where is the righteous indignation toward Obama's "evolution" on gay rights? Why didn't his first inaugural speech sound the call for equal protection of the law for ALL wanting to get married?

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

The border will only be secure when the GOP candidates have milked the issue for its final maximum political gain. (read Brewer and Flake, and the Senile Old Coot) It has nothing to do with actual security. Has any of these knuckleheads ever walked the border from Douglas to Nogales or in Yuma county, along the bombing range to San Luis? It is long, long, long, and very rugged. And unless you want the Berlin Wall with moats, multiple barb wire fences, manned watch towers every 1000 feet and tank berms, (with each tea party member's share of taxes paying for all of it clearly shown) it will always have some open places

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Lizard man McCain actually duped the rabid cesspool of the far right, by pretending that he's cuddling up to anti-immigrant national spokesholes like "Studboi1". Of course, for re-election purposes. His flip-flopping tricks always seemed to work. Now he's back in the moderate wing of the political spectrum. If he's seen as a hypocrite of sorts, its those in the fringe he's betrayed. He never lived up to his word of "securing the border!!!" He did nothing about the border. And that alone should anger the Tea Krauts, not us.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

McCain and the other Republicans are getting their asses handed to them and I'm loving it.

Now they're desperate to win the sorely needed Latino vote if they want to remain politically relevant ( think twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic, and mentally sick Pearce).

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Mr Stern,


While I applaud your efforts to point out to the people of Arizona what corrupt, fear driven and incompetent people they elect to public office, I am thoroughly convinced that your efforts are pointless.

After spending 30 yeats in Arizona and seeing the likes of Brewer, Arpaio. Horne, Hull, Grosscost, Symington and Mecham elected in election after election, I can only come to one conclusion.


The people of Arizona are just as corrupt, fear driven and incompetent as the people they continually elect.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@jonnyquest He probably felt that, after being married to Michelle, he did not want to make it any easier than necessary for others to go thru that kind of hell.  But, why shouldn't gays be allowed to marry and be as miserable as the rest of us?

MotherJones
MotherJones

@jonnyquest You're right, but that doesn't makehim wrong. He probably agrees with you.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@Lone_Wolf   Right -- McCain brought us Palin, Arpaio, Babeu among others. He's also brought tens of millions of Federal $$$'s to Arizona for the ongoing mass industrial prison complex making Arizona a "prison" state. You'd think he, after having been in prison in Vietnam would not want more of the same for his state. But then money and "control" seem to matter more than humanity to those like McCain.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@shadeaux14I don't know that the AZ electorate is corrupt. On the whole ignorant, paranoid, and ethnocentric, I'd go along with that.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@bob_lablaw96 @jonnyquest I shouldn't have to ask the government for permission and approval to enter a relationship. The social conservatives damn the government for all other intrusions and then insist we ask its permission for something so basic.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@MotherJones Stephen's voice would be MUCH stronger if he held all polititions to the same standard. CIF is so important. It would fix so many wrongs. I think McCain and Flake can help and should be encouraged. It's a start.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@jonnyquest there are some people who shldnt get a pass on their evil deeds and words: Pearce, Brewer, Horne, Arpaio, etc. 

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