Tancredo: Tea Party Movement Can Learn From Anti-Immigrant Amnesty Fight

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Friday, February 05, 2010 at 1:10 pm

NASHVILLE — Former congressman Tom Tancredo is the only former federal officeholder working the rooms at the National Tea Party Convention, and he followed up a fiery speech last night with a short address today at a breakout session on immigration run by Numbers USA. He informed a crowd of older-skewing activists that Tea Party-style activism helped sink immigration compromises in the Bush era.

“I faced two big problems in Congress,” said Tancredo, “the Democrats and the Republicans. … The only way we got anything done was to go around Congress.” Tancredo pointed at his audience. “This kind of thing translates.” By the end of his tenure in Congress, said Tancredo, “I had to put on my tennis shoes and sprint to the floor to introduce an immigration amendment, because everyone else was doing it.”

Roy Beck, the executive director of Numbers USA, made the case that stopping illegal immigration was the key to solving most of America’s economic problems. “We imported the health care crisis!” said Beck. “Every year we import one to one and a half million immigrants, and most of them go on welfare.” Beck provided cards with graphs that purported to show how illegal immigration was at the root of America’s biggest problems, and proposed five fixes: Rep. Phil Gingrey’s (R-Ga.) HR 878, which would ban chain immigration; Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) HR 2305, which would end the lottery; Rep. Heath Shuler’s (D-N.C.) SAVE Act (HR 3308); employment visas; and a SAVE system in general.

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Harold
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

Learn From Anti-Immigrant Amnesty Fight? Try anti-illegal. People who cross our borders illegally are not immigrants and you do not give amnesty to those who break our laws.


nomore1
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

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bossanova
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

Does anyone know how the Tea Party views the complete legalization of cannabis? I will jump on board tomorrow if they back and support the absolute, complete legalization of marijuana.


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

“Anti-Immigrant Amnesty Fight”, translated from Sorosspeak, means opposition to comprehensive immigration reform. Some of the downsides are listed at the link.


flippyflip
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

I don't think you will find a welcome reception for pot smoking at Tea Parties.

George Soros 'agenda' : * open Americas borders
* legalize dope
* dis-arm the American populace


Tracy
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

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highnumber
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

Nothing about Tancredo claiming Obama was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country”?


Estoban
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

From the 1940s to the 1980s a young kid could mow lawns, sweep driveways. A high school student could work summers in construction, flip burgers, baby sit. A college student could defray costs by doing all these jobs and more part time. A young adult could get married, buy a home, raise kids, send them to school with a solid middle class construction job. No more! Lawbreaking illegal aliens have sucked up these jobs and driven wages into the ground.100,000 MS13 gang members, 10,000 murders and vehicular homicides, 100,000s of rapes and child molestations, millions of assaults and thefts, 8 million stolen jobs by using stolen Social Security numbers and/or fraudulent IDs, millions of pounds of illegal drugs, number one organized crime danger in over 230 cities, disrespect for our laws, disrespect for our culture, disrespect for our women, disrespect for our language. Deport all lawbreaking illegal aliens. No amnesty ever again!


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vabelle
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

I suppose it's different in different localities. Around here, the jobs that highschool kids used to do — flip burgers, bag groceries, mow lawns, shovel snow – are now done by their parents and (the grocery bagging in particular) their grandparents, because all the factories in our area closed and moved to China. The only Hispanics I see run a restaurant and, I presume, have to be legal, to have gotten the permit…


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Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

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Pug
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

Try to find a high school kid to mow your lawn. Good luck.

And if you do, they'll do a crappy job and want $60.


Pug
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

Tancredo is so nuts he couldn't even get Republicans to vote for him in the primaries.

The Tea Party made a huge mistake starting off with fringe nuts like Tancredo and Rick Scarborough at their convention. Very few people buy their lunacy.


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DelawareBob
Comment posted February 5, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

I don't know who is going to destroy America first, obama or the illegal aliens.

Illegal aliens have made America the dumping ground for all their illegal alien children, then we have to school them and give them free medical care.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSe3C5vMafM&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZnX9JRo5M&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJxmJZXgNI

I for one, am sick and tired of these ILLEGAL ALIENS snubbing their nose at our immigration laws and the many other laws of this Country. If our Federal Government can not ENFORCE our immigration laws, and get these ILLEGAL ALIENS out of this Country, then let the States do it! One way or another, an end has to come to this illegal immigration, and not with AMNESTY! Amnesty will only encourage more ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our Country and reward those who broke our laws and raped the American taxpayer in many ways…depressing our wages, taking our jobs, overwhelming our schools with their ILLEGAL ALIEN children, driving without a license or car insurance, all the crime from stolen identities to rape, drugs and everything else.

It's time for ZERO TOLERENCE with these ILLEGAL ALIENS. It's time for them get out of this Country and back in their own Country where they belong. When we get rid of the ILLEGAL ALIENS, we will get rid of all the problems that go with them. THAT IS A FACT!


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Estoban
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 7:11 am

Teenage unemployment is 27% rtght now because of these criminal illegal aliens. My next door neighbor's AMERICAN son mows the lawn perfectly for five bucks and says “Thank You”.

Only criminal, greedy employers want these illegals here.


stevo1
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 7:44 am

What is the argument here? every single alien “BROKE THE LAW!” Our Government, past & present, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 20 to 30 million criminals and uneducated peons which is the largest invasion of any Nation, at any time, by any means & in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

This refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions on Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders numerous children, and free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws and massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE!


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Bradwhg
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 11:41 am

My college student daughter has mowed lawns and done yard work since she was 14 years old. She earned and saved for college. Her 12 year old sister has now taken over her jobs and is saving for her education. To say all American teenagers are unwilling to work is like saying all illegal aliens are hardworking or there are jobs Americans won't do. Just not true!


steveherb
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

A new child was born but with serious complications. A helicoptor from the hospital rushed the child to San Diego, Calif. Success! The family was told they could go pick up their new baby. “No!” The family argued, “You took him! You bring him back!” The hospital told them we don't provide that service, but guess who lost that fight and brought the child back via ambulance. Why no family member would pick up the child. Because there was a border patrol check point in Temecula, Calif.


patpacer
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

In Pennsylvania we have 15.4% or 424,000 of our own legal children in poverty. Our governor Fast Eddy Rendell’s little city of Philadelphia gave free child birth delivery to a minimum of 1,800 undocumented women in the twelve short months of 2008. Low est. of illegal’s Statewide is 3.8 million. Over 60 percent of all are high school drop outs. The amount of children who will be eligible for (SCHIP) States Children Health Insurance Program is staggering. Minus the undocumented in Pa. there are 1,211,000 legal Pa. citizens without health insurance. Over half our Catholic Churches and schools have closed for good, and the only ones thriving are the clans of illegal aliens packed into rental properties all throughout the State (which is also very broke & corrupt). If you are an American tax payer, thanks to Liberals needing votes, it is not politically correct to use tax payers’ money to the advantage of the actual tax payer. In 2006 the cost to each residential household was 150 dollars, since then the amount of illegals has tripled along with the high cost our children are paying. While our taxes are used to support this poor minority of high school drop out illegals, our children are growing up lazy without proper work ethic’s unemployed. And the devil bedamned the life long law abiding homeowners living next door to the illegal’s destroying our property value and neighborhoods. Here is one Catholic priest who is actually for us poorer hardworking legal citizens. It is a 10 minute video filmed next door in Harlem, N.Y. Every word is so true…

Father Bascio on the immorality of illegal immigration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMaNa1K8lJo


Bradwhg
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

Amen Estoban! My college student daughter has mowed lawns and done yard work since she was 14 years old. She earned and saved for college. Her 12 year old sister has now taken over her jobs and is saving for her education. To say all American teenagers are unwilling to work is like saying all illegal aliens are hardworking or there are jobs Americans won't do. Just not true!


steveherb
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

A new child was born but with serious complications. A helicoptor from the hospital rushed the child to San Diego, Calif. Success! The family was told they could go pick up their new baby. “No!” The family argued, “You took him! You bring him back!” The hospital told them we don't provide that service, but guess who lost that fight and brought the child back via ambulance. Why no family member would pick up the child. Because there was a border patrol check point in Temecula, Calif.


patpacer
Comment posted February 6, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

In Pennsylvania we have 15.4% or 424,000 of our own legal children in poverty. Our governor Fast Eddy Rendell’s little city of Philadelphia gave free child birth delivery to a minimum of 1,800 undocumented women in the twelve short months of 2008. Low est. of illegal’s Statewide is 3.8 million. Over 60 percent of all are high school drop outs. The amount of children who will be eligible for (SCHIP) States Children Health Insurance Program is staggering. Minus the undocumented in Pa. there are 1,211,000 legal Pa. citizens without health insurance. Over half our Catholic Churches and schools have closed for good, and the only ones thriving are the clans of illegal aliens packed into rental properties all throughout the State (which is also very broke & corrupt). If you are an American tax payer, thanks to Liberals needing votes, it is not politically correct to use tax payers’ money to the advantage of the actual tax payer. In 2006 the cost to each residential household was 150 dollars, since then the amount of illegals has tripled along with the high cost our children are paying. While our taxes are used to support this poor minority of high school drop out illegals, our children are growing up lazy without proper work ethic’s unemployed. And the devil bedamned the life long law abiding homeowners living next door to the illegal’s destroying our property value and neighborhoods. Here is one Catholic priest who is actually for us poorer hardworking legal citizens. It is a 10 minute video filmed next door in Harlem, N.Y. Every word is so true…

Father Bascio on the immorality of illegal immigration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMaNa1K8lJo


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