It’s baaaack! White House prepping for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (aka Amnesty)

Update August 29th:  More from Immigration Daily here.  LOL!  The Hill had an article here, on this meeting as well.

Hoping I suppose for some “political manna,” the starving Obama White House hasn’t even nailed down Health Care Reform and they are moving briskly ahead, lining up their immigration industry lobbyists, for the next big push on Amnesty.

Here are the twentysomethings at the Immigration Daily running their mouths and gloating about the big players invited to the White House today for a preparatory meeting with Ms. Janet Rino (oops!  Napolitano).

At the invitation of the Obama administration, 130 representatives of law enforcement, business, labor, religious and advocacy groups were at the White House today. The meeting was addressed by DHS Secretary Napolitano (the full list of invitees and government representatives can be seen here). Notably absent were the rightwing Republican racist rabble rousers (sorry, we could not resist the alliteration). 

In the long view of history [from a twentysomething with a short view, sorry I couldn’t resist], immigration reform will likely be a more profound political milestone than health care reform, so if those in charge in the Obama administration deftly handle the immigration issue in the weeks and months to come, they should expect political manna for their side. The immigration community continues to await the beginning of markups, while realizing that a swift legislative process may require a short delay before the start.

Since they have so conveniently pointed out that no “Rightwing Republican racist rabble rousers” were present, the list provided by the Department of Homeland Security for the meeting clearly tells us who will be working FOR Amnesty for illegals and against average Americans during this deep recession.

Janet Napolitano tells us she looks forward to working with the “stakeholders.”  I guess that would be the businesses that want cheap labor and unions that want members. 

“Today’s meeting on comprehensive immigration reform was an important opportunity to hear from stakeholders and build on the significant time I’ve spent on the Hill meeting with members of Congress on this critical subject. I look forward to working with President Obama, my colleagues in Congress and representatives from law enforcement, business, labor organizations, the interfaith community, advocacy groups and others as we work on this important issue.”

I’m going to post the whole list just in case they have second thoughts about making themselves such easy targets and DHS takes this down.  Know your enemy!

AFL CIO, Paul Almeida
AFL CIO, Ana Avendano
AFL CIO, Arlene Baker
Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, Monte Lake
American Civil Liberties Union, Chris Calabrese
America’s Voice, Frank Sharry
American Farm Bureau, Ron Gaskill
American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, T.J. Donner
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Paul Booth
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Crystal Williams
American Jewish Committee, Chelsea Hanson
American Meat Institute, J. Patrick Boyle
Arizona Latino Commission, Eve Nunez
Asian American Justice Center, Karen Narasaki
Associated General Contractors, Katherine Knott
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Robert Pleasure
Casa de Maryland, Gustavo Andrade
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Mark Franken
Cato Institute, Dan Griswold
Center for American Progress, Angela Kelley
Center for Community Change, Gabe Gonzalez
Change to Win, Anna Burger
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Allison Johnson
*Church World Service, Jen Smyers
Citigroup, Paul Thornell
Compete America, Rebecca Peters
Compete America, Bo Cooper
Esperanza USA, Mary Clark
Essential Worker Coalition, Laura Reiff
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Jon Adler
*Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society/Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Mark Hetfield
Hewlett Packard, Gina Bancroft
Immigration Equality, Julie Kruse
Immigration Policy Center, Mary Giovagnoli
Information Technology Industry Council, Dean Garfield
Intel, Ryan Triplette
Interfaith Worker Justice, Kristin Kumpf
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Terry Yellig
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, John Coli
International Chiefs of Police, Russell Laine
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Paul Shearon
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft workers, James Boland
Irish Apostolate, Geri Garvey
Jesuit Refugee Service, Shaina Aber
Laborers’ International Union of North America, Bevin Albertani
League of United Latin American Citizens, Rosa Rosales
Legal Momentum, Lisalyn Raquel Jacobs
*Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Leslie Velez
Major City Chiefs, Dean Keuter
McDonalds, Bo Bryant
Mennonite Central Committee, Tammy Alexander
Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, Dini Karasik
Microsoft, Bill Kamela
Migration Policy Institute, Marc Rosenblum
National Association of Asian Law Enforcement Commanders, John Lee
National Association of Evangelicals, Galen Carey
National Association of Homebuilders, Jenna Hamilton
National Association of Police Organizations, Andrea Mournighan
National Baptist Convention, Rev. L.B. West
National Council of Jewish Women, Elissa Froman
National Council of La Raza, Clarissa Martinez
National Day Laborers Network, Chris Newman
National Electrical Contractors of America, John Grau
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Dr. Angel Nunez
National Immigration Forum, Jeanne Butterfield
National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani
National Immigration Law Center, Marielena Hincapie
National Korean American Service & Educational Consortium, Eun Sook Lee
National Latino Peace Officers Association, Arturo Venegas
National League of Cities, Ricardo Gambetta
National Restaurant Association, Beth Johnson
National Sheriffs Association, Ann Yom
National Urban League, Valerie Wilson
New Democratic Network, Simon Rosenberg
Oracle, Dejan Pavlovic
PICO National Network, Jared Rivera
Police Executive Research Foundation, Chuck Wexler
Police Foundation, Hubert Williams
Presbyterian Church USA, Julia Thorne
Rights Working Group, Jumana Musa
Service Employees International Union, Eliseo Medina
Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Marc Norberg
Sisters of Mercy, Regina McKillip
Society for Human Resource Management, Mike Aitken
Sojourners, Rev. Jim Wallis
South Asian American Leading Together, Deepa Iyer
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Helly Lee
Tech America, Jeff Lande
Tyson, Nora Venegas
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Angelo Amador
*U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ryan Dwyer
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, David Ferreira
UNITE HERE, Brenda Carter
United Farm Workers, Arturo Rodriguez
United Food and Commercial Workers, Joe Hansen
University of Texas, Dr. Ray Marshall
Wal-Mart, Adam Hemphill
*World Relief, Jenny Hwang

* Those marked with an asterisk are government contractors that resettle refugees.  Since legal refugees are having such a difficult time finding employment I continue to be amazed that these resettlement agencies persist in lobbying for amnesty which will only make it harder for refugees to find work.

26 thoughts on “It’s baaaack! White House prepping for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (aka Amnesty)

  1. Immigration must be stopped dead in its tracks. Everyone not paying into the system should not get any medical benefits. It is not that hard to figure out. You either have some type of ID card as Bush was proposing unless you are a criminal. Criminals should be sent home to where they came from, others need to pay something every time they show up at a medical place and have an ID. Use one of these closed down retail places and turn it into a clinic, hospitals should refuse anyone in emergency who is not having an emergency and send them to the clinic.

    Secondly, there are going to be to many people in the US taxing our precious resources therefore, our air, water, schools, medical, roads, bridges, food supplies, etc. etc. If you are not a US citizen or have some ID showing why you are here and that you are contributing financially to our county not the one you came from, you need to go home. If these people are so hard to find, then let them be policed by their own people by offering rewards.


    1. Learn how to write English properly. You sound like one tough broad. You were just lucky enough to be born here- it does not give you the right to be so selfish.


  2. I have never trusted my own union leadership.Never put one cent into the PAC funds they touted.I voted for Republicans,and did vote for Perot.I can throw some blame for the current shape of the country at both parties,there’s plenty to go around.
    There is quite a disconnect between the leaders and the thugs they can to get on the bus,and many of us on the production floor.You hear “What in the hell are they thinking?!” often when discussing politics and the so-called national leadership.They don’t realize that for every busload of SEIU thugs you see on the news,there are 10,000 of us that despise our union leadership and what’s happening.Many of us thought s*** was going to hit the fan with Clinton.We learned that in uncertain times – it’s good we have a job that pays well,can spend 5 grand or so for “banned” items,be debt free,and to be prepared for anything to take care of your family.

    I sure liked the job I retired from,couldn’t stand the kool-aid drinking leadership.They no longer care about America.They don’t understand they’ve PO’d half the membership-and it’s going to come back to bite them.Hard.


    1. Mr. Fuller, I was just again looking at that list and it disgusts me. Look at those big corporations: Citigroup, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Hewlett Packard. They can only want one thing, to keep wages low and then you have all these supposed religious groups helping them exploit people. It is shameful.


  3. while most of the “stakeholders” (gawd, i am so sick of that squish word) make sense, i think the most telling is “American Meat Institute”.


    1. I know you are trying to be funny, but….. Frankly it’s all about money for all these industries on the list and political power for the unions and advocacy groups, so for the life of me why are all the supposed religious groups in bed with the greedy? Please tell me!


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