After finding himself in the middle of a fight between John McCain and Barack Obama on immigration reform, conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh decided to broadcast some of his immigration views en Espa�ol on today’s show.Click here to check out our response to Rush.
On “The Savage Nation,” discussing a caller’s statement that “Muslim fundamentalists” are “walk[ing] around Northern Virginia as if they own the place,” Michael Savage asked, “Why would a nation that is as evolved as America, and as liberal as America is socially, want to bring in throwbacks who are living in the 15th century?” He also asked: “What is the societal benefit of bringing in throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists?”
Two aggressive immigration ads later, we’re no closer to talking about real solutions to the broken immigration system. As stated in today’s New York Times editorial, “Meanwhile, the Bush administration keeps raiding factories and farms, terrorizing immigrant families while exposing horrific accounts of workplace abuses. Children toil in slaughterhouses; detainees languish in federal lockups, dying without decent medical care. […] ” We at America’s Voice would like to offer this challenge to both candidates: Be honest with us. Use the time remaining in your campaigns- and the upcoming Presidential debates- to tell us your plan for immigration reform.
Immigration08.com Partner NDN released the results of a new set of polls this week that evaluate where voters in the states of Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada stand on the issue of immigration reform. NDN’s results in these key battleground states prove conventional wisdom wrong once again. The states’ voters overwhelmingly support comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Despite efforts to downplay the importance of immigration in this election cycle, the debate continues across the country. Here is a round-up of recent key developments in the immigration debate, presented “in their own words”.
In an unusual move, the hate group FAIR denounced itself for using “inflammatory language” to “silence proponents of immigration reform.” The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) was responding to our full-page ad in the Politico, which alerted Members of Congress to the group’s true nature just as FAIR activists launched their annual lobbying blitz.
As the 2008 election nears, immigration will no doubt play a major role in deciding the winners and losers. America’s Voice is leading the charge by sponsoring a project that will track the impact of immigration as an issue in these elections. We want comprehensive immigration reform to be a top priority for the elected officials who prevail in November. In fact, it is our view that road to common sense reform cuts right through the November election.
As we all know, the immigration issue is here to stay. Candidates can no longer duck and hide from the debate and election results will be largely affected by what was and was not said about the issue during the campaign.
No matter the season, no matter the year, you can expect the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) to put out a report chock-full of pseudo-research that concludes with calls for fewer immigrants in the U.S.
Although polar bears are in danger, the ICE we are referring to here is the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In early August, Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of ICE let slip during an Univision interview that her agency was going to unveil a new program that would allow undocumented immigrants to “self-deport”. As one of the most ridiculous proposals to “fix” our broken immigration system (even worse than “the wall”) nears its final week, we decided to take serious look at the ICE’s pilot program, unfortunately named “Scheduled Departure.”