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-- The "new" Immigration bill is discussed by Heritage Foundation Analyst
-- Anyone but Mel martinez

 ANYONE BUT MEL  -   Minuteman Civil Defense Corps PAC Press Release


PHOENIX, AZ—The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Political Action Committee (MCDCPAC) is voicing their disapproval of U.S. Senator Mel Martinez as the nominee for General Chairman of the Republican National Committee due to his weak stance on the immigration crisis plaguing our nation.  Senator Martinez, who is facing strong internal contention by delegates over his nomination to the position at the GOP’s Winter Session today, was the sponsor of legislation granting amnesty to illegal aliens last year, and his positions on other related matters, are in stark contrast to the beliefs of the GOP.

“The base of the Republican Party understands that there is an urgent need to secure the border first and foremost, and in strong contradiction, Senator Martinez would grant amnesty to lawbreakers instead,” stated Chris Simcox, President of The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Political Action Committee.  “His amnesty bill last year stood to jeopardize the national security interests of this country and therefore he should not be rewarded with such an important leadership post.”

While MCDC PAC is a bi-partisan organization, it believes that the Republican Party lost control of Congress because it failed to campaign on the principles that have proven to resonate with their voters for the last twelve years.  Many voting members of the GOP today are strong supporters of the Minuteman effort to secure America’s borders, and agree that their party must focus on securing our borders first.

“The GOP’s calamitous loss at the polls last November has brought with it much speculation as to what fueled the American defection from Republican leadership.  None of those alleged causes are clearer than the abandonment of conservative principles that served as the core of the GOP rise to power over a decade ago—national sovereignty and secure borders among them,” said Simcox.


The principles upon which the United States is established encourage immigration and promote the transformation of those "yearning to breathe free" into Americans, welcoming newcomers while insisting that they learn and embrace America's civic culture and political institutions. The federal government has a duty to carry out these principles in its policies, while ensuring that U.S. borders are both secure and open to commerce.


Rewarding Illegal Aliens: Senate Bill Undermines The Rule of Law - May 23, 2007 - Kris W. Kobach, D.Phil., J.D., and Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
The Senate's "Z" visa proposal would undermine the rule of law by granting massive benefits to those who have willfully violated U.S. laws, while denying those benefits to those who have played by the rules and sometimes even to U.S. citizens.

The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer - May 22, 2007 - Robert E. Rector and Christine Kim
Current immigration practices, both legal and illegal, operate like a system of trans-national welfare outreach bringing millions of fiscally dependent individuals into the U.S. This policy needs to be changed. U.S. immigration policy should encourage high-skill immigration and strictly limit low-skill immigration. In general, government policy should limit immigration to those who will be net fiscal contributors, avoiding those who will increase poverty and impose new costs on overburdened U.S. taxpayers.

A La Chart: High Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants - May 22, 2007
The value of government benefits provided to low-skill immigrants far exceeds the taxes they pay, no matter how old the head of household. On average, each of these 4.5 million households receives nearly three dollars in taxpayer-funded services for every dollar it pays in taxes.

The Senate's Immigration Reform Package - May 19, 2007 - The Heritage Foundation
For the sake of open deliberation and public education, The Heritage Foundation is making this legislation, in draft form, publicly available to encourage widespread debate and discussion.

Where We Stand: Essential Requirements for Immigration Reform - May 10, 2007 - Edwin Meese III and Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
In crafting immigration reform legislation, given the stakes involved, Congress should oppose and, if necessary, the President should veto any reforms or reform packages that do not comport with America's core principles, are not in the best interests of the United States, and are inconsistent with the traditions and compassionate practices of America's ongoing experiment in ordered liberty.

Heritage at the Border: Ideas That Make a Difference - March 14, 2007 - James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
The author's visit to the border region provides insight into border security and immigration reform

Better, Faster, Cheaper Border Security Requires Better Immigration Services - February 28, 2007 - James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., and Matt A. Mayer
Congress needs to establish a better model to pay for immigration services, to fund the transformation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services capabilities, and to enable the USCIS to work more effectively as part of an interagency team. The longer Congress waits, the longer it will take to deliver the border and immigration security that America needs and deserves.

Sponsorship: The Key to a Temporary Worker Program - February 27, 2007 - Tim Kane, Ph.D.
The core labor-market engine powering the guest worker immigration system should be based on free-market principles. Sponsorship is the only option that will operate smoothly, fairly, and flexibly to serve U.S. policy goals and the U.S. economy by harnessing the power of the market to finance, manage, and enforce a temporary worker program.

State of the Union 2007: A Renewed Call for Immigration Reform - January 24, 2007 - Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
While the President's proposal for comprehensive reform contains several positive elements, it still contains a fundamental flaw: amnesty


Myth-busting the White House on Immigration - May 21, 2007 - Robert Bluey
A White House "Myth/Fact" explanation of the new immigration bill prepetuated more myths than it punctured.  Here are 10 myths the White House wants us...

Kennedy Dupes Republicans on Immigration Bill - May 21, 2007 - Robert Bluey
The world's greatest deliberative body, the U.S. Senate, is expected to move with blazing speed this week to vote on a massive immigration reform bill ...

The Devil Is in the Details - Matthew Spalding
Are we to disregard the rule of law?

GOP Sellout: A senseless giveaway on immigration - May 18, 2007 - Brian Darling
It may be harsh, but it's the most accurate and succinct way to sum up how conservatives feel right now about President Bush and Senate ...

An Amnesty by Any Other Name... - May 25, 2006 - Ed Meese

Heritage In Focus (Video):

Brian Darling discusses how the Senate debate will go.

Robert Rector discusses his paper on the Cost of Low-Skilled Immigrants

Christine Kim discusses The Immigration Debate.

How the government's immigration policies are destroying America

June 5, 2007 © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

It's finally undeniable. America's very existence as a free nation is threatened by a full-scale illegal invasion from the south. The nation's transformation from what once was a unified Judeo-Christian culture into an angry cauldron of squabbling groups and nationalities grows daily. And the U.S. government's response to this momentous threat to America's national survival? Excuse it, legalize it and encourage it!

Why is the federal government doing this? How can Americans stop it? And most importantly, what is the right way to deal with the nation's overwhelming and ever-worsening illegal immigration problem?

That's the focus of the June edition of WND's elite monthly Whistleblower magazine, in a blockbuster issue titled "NATIONAL SUICIDE: How the government's immigration policies are destroying America."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls the government's current effort to fix the problem "madness." Pat Buchanan and David Limbaugh both call it "suicide."

And President Theodore Roosevelt, looking forward through the decades to today, warned us sternly: "The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."

Yet today's government, by allowing and indeed encouraging a Third World immigrant invasion of the United States – encouraging it by offering endless incentives like Social Security, food stamps and free education, as well as refusing to enforce existing immigration laws – is overseeing a radical conversion of America.

But as "NATIONAL SUICIDE" proves, there are ways to cure the current illegal immigration cancer – ways that are sensible, fair, democratic, orderly, cost-effective and utterly do-able. All that is required to end America's national nightmare is courage and clear-headedness on the part of government, coupled with a strong, enlightened action plan, such as that laid out in this edition of Whistleblower.

Issue highlights include:

"Don't put the cart before the horse" by Joseph Farah, who shows why the government needs to secure America's borders and deport illegals with criminal records first, and then come back to law-abiding Americans with any further proposals.

"Path to national suicide," in which Patrick Buchanan explains, "Not only is the Melting Pot broken, it is rejected by our elites."

"Madness," in which Newt Gingrich calls government's current immigration reform effort "the most self-destructive bill" of his lifetime.

"The destruction of America's working class" by famed film director Ron Maxwell, who offers an inspired solution to the nation's immigration invasion.

"What's really behind America's immigration nightmare?" by David Kupelian, who shows poignantly how a leftist assault on this nation's moral foundation has opened America's doors to virtual invasion.

"Why aren't Republicans crying?" by David Limbaugh, who explains why current efforts of Congress are luring America into "suicide."

"Importing a slave class" by Ann Coulter, who says a "vast class of unskilled immigrants is the left's new form of slavery."

"Business visionary predicted North American union in '93," documenting celebrated author Peter Drucker's prediction 14 years ago that nothing could stop the integration of Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

"National ID card?" – which asks whether U.S. citizens will accept a national identity card for the sake of more effective immigration enforcement.

"Essential requirements for immigration reform" by Edwin Meese and Matthew Spalding of the Heritage Foundation, a comprehensive look at specific and detailed steps for solving America's immigration and border-security crisis.
Before there can be any "comprehensive immigration reform," said WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah, "first you have to deal with the root cause – open borders, unenforced immigration laws, and incentives. That is a costly and time-consuming solution – but one that is critical and vital if we take national sovereignty and security seriously. The alternative is lawlessness, cultural anarchy and continued subversion of the clear will of the people."