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Illegal Immigration Richard Falknor on 08 Apr 2014 10:46 am

Immigration Sense — And Nonsense on the “Right”

The Republican Party of Virginia’s Shaun Kenney groveling last week here before amnesty zealots was simply embarrassing. And former governor Jeb Bush’s bizarre declaration Sunday here * as well as senator Rand Paul’s earlier meanderings on immigration here ** all stand in stark contrast to senator Jeff Session’s careful policy analysis here and planning here on where the GOP should be headed.

Said senior Republican senator Sessions last July–

“The GOP lost the election—as exit polls clearly show—because it hemorrhaged support from middle- and low-income Americans of all backgrounds. In changing the terms of the immigration debate we will not only prevent the implementation of a disastrous policy, but begin a larger effort to broaden our appeal to working Americans of all backgrounds. Now is the time to speak directly to the real and legitimate concerns of millions of hurting Americans whose wages have declined and whose job prospects have grown only bleaker. This humble and honest populism—in contrast to the Administration’s cheap demagoguery—would open the ears of millions who have turned away from our party. Of course, such a clear and honest message would require saying ‘no’ to certain business demands and powerful interests who shaped the immigration bill in the Senate.” (Highlighting Forum’s)

We are now in high primary season, and all of us — conservative Republicans and conservative independents as well as Reagan Democrats – need to remind ourselves of the grave consequences for our country if the Big Immigration yearnings of the Republican Establishment prevail.

One useful way to get up to speed is to listen to Mark Krikorian and Phyllis Schlafly at 03:30 here where they detail these consequences in their “Amnesty and Open Borders: The End of America – and the GOP” last March 6 at the National Security Action Summit.

And scholar Heather MacDonald painted a grim picture yesterday in her Breitbart post “California: A View of America’s Immigration Future” here. 

We should all take the California case very seriously. As a former Californian, I know.

Virginia is not just a 2016 presidential battleground, but the scene of a current 2014 struggle for the future of the GOP. 

This state will hold two seriously contested GOP primaries: (Virginia 7) where the Republican primary favorite is chief  Republican Big Immigration panderer Eric Cantor; and Virginia 10 where the Republican primary favorite is Big Immigration follower *** Barbara Comstock.

Non-partisan NumbersUSA keeps the national books on the immigration records of our politicians.

Here, here, and here are NumbersUSA’s panels on Virginia House of Representatives primaries.

NumbersUSA reports on Virginia 10 that–

Howie Lind is the only one of the candidates to fill out a NumbersUSA candidate survey on immigration issues. The voters of the 10th District deserve to know where the other candidates stand. To see the survey click here. Questions in this survey are great examples of what you could submit for the Voter Town Hall.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

What Town Hall, some readers may ask?

Readers can find the details here on this Voter Town Hall to be held next Sunday afternoon at Patrick Henry College Gymnasium in Purcellville!

We can still undo much of the damage from health-care and health-insurance disasters like Obamacare. We can roll back industry-killing EPA regulations. We cannot, however, reverse nation-changing Big Immigration legislation with which the GOP Establishment is enamored.

This is why we must get all our GOP primary contenders to detail their positions on this grave concern. Vague phrases like “strengthening our border” simply won’t do the job.

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*     Mark Krikorian  Jeb’s Gibberish

**   Mark Krikorian  The Dog Ate My Visa!

***  See delegate and primary contender Bob Marshall here on Comstock donor Paul Singer — also a Big Immigration advocate.

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