Schwarzenegger Hosts McCain, Bennet, Fox in Immigration Forum

Arnold Schwarzenneger (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted an immigration reform event featuring U.S. Sens. John McCain and Michael Bennet, co-authors of a bipartisan immigration reform bill.

A webcast was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., and continue until 1:30 p.m. It got underway at 10:25 a.m.

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USC professor Dowell Myers discussed the importance of immigration reform to the U.S. economy and jobs. Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox closed the event by providing a global perspective on U.S. immigration reform.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Edward-Brown/1455862894 Charles Edward Brown

    A bunch of senile old men who can’t remember what happened when we gave Amnesty to illegal aliens in 1986. We need some Federal enforcement to deport all illegal aliens. We should not be rewarding criminals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Francis/100003689645540 Dave Francis

    The
    844 page bill of the 2013
    Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, known as the (Senate bill 744)
    has so many loopholes for illegal immigrants and employers, you could drive an
    AMTRAC train through it. There are so many exceptions to the rule and waivers,
    it will propel us into another recession or even worse, if it passes as-is? If
    the statement from the left, agriculture, the unions, the religious and faith
    groups, the massive business community, other special interest and of course
    the Department of Commerce have their way, the doors to illegal aliens will
    never stay closed. It’s like we owe the rest of the world a living, especially
    free health care as this is happening under the present circumstances. All the
    taxpayers get is paying for it all, after the emergency rooms cannot accommodate
    the fees it’s shifted onto the people. All you have to do is to climb the
    porous single line fence, (where it actually exists) step of a plane (neither
    entries are tracked) and you are more or less home free. Then whereas the
    American people must –pay as they go for services—illegal aliens and visa
    overstays pay absolutely NOTHING! Without a true double layer fencing as an
    obstacle to the poor from South of our border or from Central America, they
    will breech our enforcement.

    THE ONLY WAY TO SIGNIFICANTLY HALT
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A MANDATORY BIOMETRIC ID CARD. IT
    USED TO BE THAT JUST A DRIVERS LICENSE FOR ID AND EVEN A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
    WAS SUFFICIENT, BUT IN THE LAST 27 YEARS THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE. BOTH
    DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED? SINCE 1986 MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE
    FLOCKED HERE, AND VERY LITTLE MEANS FOR THE AUTHORITIES TO SEEK THEM OUT? THE IDENTITY CARD ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL
    GOVERNMENT WOULD ELIMINATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM BEING HIRED, AND OTHER USES
    WOULD INCLUDE STOPPING VOTER FRAUD AND THE TERRIBLE ANXIETY OF CREDIT THEFT.

    An inkling of the savings in the
    billions of dollars would come from federal and state court proceedings on
    credit theft. Even Obama has called for
    a “fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant Social Security card” and the White House
    has drafted legislation that would make undocumented immigrants provide
    biometric information as part of the qualification for obtaining legal status.

    In a survey by Privacy & American
    Business seven million were identified represent an 81% rise over victims in
    2001. And, incidents reported so far suggest a major rise. The victim’s level
    and upward trend parallel findings of a Gartner survey released. An earlier
    survey on ID theft (P&AB and Harris) found that a majority of Americans,
    91%, do not see light at the end of the tunnel; they expect heavy ID theft
    incidents to increase rather than decrease in the near future. This survey also
    found that 49%, or 98 million adults, feel they do not know how to protect
    themselves against identity theft. While 62% of victims did not incur any
    out-of-pocket expenses, 38% did, representing 13-14 million Americans. 38% have paid approximately $3.8 billion, or
    an average of $1.5 billion per year. Based on actual amounts volunteered by
    respondents themselves, the average cost per victim for this time period is
    $740.

    On Election Day, in order to vote, all
    the citizen would need do is show up at the polls, have their ID card and
    biometric scanned and matched and the controversy over voter fraud would fade
    away. One national ID card comprising of an American/ legal residents (green
    card information data as well) and all this in one compact card would deliver a death blow to illegal aliens
    stealing social security personal information, voter irregularities and a victim
    of credit card theft. Dr. Alan Westin stated, “It affects the rich and
    poor, high school to university graduates, men and women, young and old,
    Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics. And the crime is thriving in cities and suburbs,
    and in all regions of the nation,” In terms of cost, a 2012 study conducted
    by the University of California, Berkeley concluded that the price tag of such
    a program would be around $22.6 billion to create and another $2.1 billion a
    year to operate. The Heritage Foundation in an earlier released report that
    another mass amnesty would cost the taxpayer $2.6 TRILLION dollars, so any
    politician who ignores this unspeakable sum needs to have their brain examined.
    That amount of money indicates financing not only the Comprehensive immigration
    reform, but everything from retirement and pensions. Then least we forget the funding forced oon
    every state to pay around $113 billion dollars annually.

    Gang of Eight loopholes put many illegal immigrants on fast
    track to citizenship

    By Stephen Frank on 04/28/2013 at California Political News
    and Views.

    The supposedly smart people putting together amnesty
    legislation for over eleven million illegal aliens either outsmarted them or is
    providing us with another disaster like Obamacare. In the rush to pass
    legislation, for the sake of passing legislation, they have given a loop hole
    for quick citizenship for illegal aliens.

    “A little-noticed exception in the Gang of Eight bill
    provides a fast track for many — possibly very many — currently illegal
    immigrants. Under a special provision for immigrants who have labored at
    least part-time in agriculture, that fast track could mean permanent residency
    in the U.S., and then citizenship, in half the time Rubio said. But not
    just for the immigrants themselves, but their spouses and children, too?

    A second provision in the legislation creates another fast
    track for illegal immigrants who came to the United States before they were 16
    — the so-called Dreamers. The concept suggests youth, but the bill has no
    age limit for such immigrants — or their spouses and children — and despite
    claims that they must go to college or serve in the military to be eligible,
    there is an exception to that requirement as well.”

    Do you think the Amnesty Bill will do any good if it doesn’t
    safeguard our borders, improve the process for legal immigration or address how
    our current system failed?

    Me neither, so I will cut to the chase. I need you to help me tell Congress “NO
    AMNESTY!” You can’t wait until tomorrow. Lawmakers are moving on this
    FAST. I sent mine this morning.

    We have four Senators fighting hard against the Amnesty Bill: Rand Paul (R-KY),
    Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL). We need to support
    their efforts, paper Washington with faxes at numbersusa.com NO AMNESTY, NO
    WAY Fax Blasts sent in your name to every member of the House and Senate.

    Our national security is at risk. Look what happened with the Boston
    bombers–they slipped through.

    Our livelihoods are at risk. Illegal’s will flood in and take our jobs.

    Our well-being and the future for our children are in grave jeopardy if this
    Immigration Reform passes? Imagine millions of illegal’s added to the welfare
    system. What will that do to our taxes?

    This is urgent. Tell Congress, “AMNESTY IS BAD FOR AMERICA! VOTE
    NO!” and do it today by phone central Washington switchboard at -free t 1-888-978-3094.
    We can win this fight with your help with prudent taxpayers. Read the
    huge amounts of daily information disclosed on AmericanPatrolcom. This is the
    articles, blogs and media reports that are a must avidly read. Learn so much
    more about illegal immigration bills at JudicialWatchorg.

    Boston Heraldtoday:

    Tsarnaev
    family received $100G in benefits

    The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents,
    benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza
    ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the
    Herald has learned. — “The breadth of the benefits the family was
    receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed
    over to a legislative committee today…

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