Immigration Have You SEEING RED YET?

Juxtapose some current headlines, and you just may be seething red:

FIRST:

“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held: “…by a seven-to-two vote, that federal law preempts — that is to say, renders invalid — an Arizona law requiring voter registration officials to reject a voter’s application for registration if it is not accompanied by evidence of U.S. citizenship above and beyond the attestation of citizenship the applicant has made on the federal “Motor Voter” form.” http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/pyrrhic-victory-for-federal-government-in-arizona-voter-registration-case/

ADD:

The United States currently has an estimated 11 million immigrants who entered this country illegally. According to the National Research Council, the migration of these individuals into the United States costs American taxpayers $346 billion annually. http://www.moneynews.com/NealAsbury/Immigration-healthcare-illegal-emergency/2013/05/09/id/503579#ixzz2WWCYvVm6

AND THEN THIS:

“Hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records were released earlier this year, as the Obama administration prepared for budget cuts, according to newly released data that challenged claims the program involved “low-risk” individuals.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/16/ice-admits-hundreds-illegal-immigrants-with-criminal-records-released/#ixzz2WWDhwmBb

AND THIS:

“For the first time in almost two centuries, international migration is expected to be the main source of U.S. population growth, according to a new Census Bureau report.

The reason, said Census officials, is because of changes in the traditional sources of population growth in the country.

“Our nation has had higher immigration rates in the past, particularly during the great waves of the late 19th and early 20th centuries,” said Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau’s senior adviser, in a statement. “This projected milestone reflects the mix of our nation’s declining fertility rates, the aging of the baby boomer population and continued immigration.”

The Latino population, which was 17 percent of the total population in 2012, is projected to reach roughly 30 percent in 2060.” http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/community/2013/05/15/international-migration-projected-to-be-main-source-us-population-growth-by/#ixzz2WWGtKfwz

AND FINALLY THIS:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced today another amendment to throw a wrench into the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill: tying it to voter ID. (editor’s note: which was just shot down by SCOTUS later in the day.)

The amendment, which he announced on Twitter but has not yet released in full, is unlikely to make it into the eventual bill. Cruz voted three times — once in the Judiciary Committee and twice on the Senate floor — against moving the “gang of eight” bill forward even for debate, and is considered unwinnable as a “yes” vote for the legislation as a whole.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/ted-cruz-voter-id-immigration_n_3456063.html

“NOW WHAT,” YOU ASK?

See what it all means — and what we can do together — in Part 2 tomorrow as we all “RISE UP.”

By: Holly Garland JD LLM
#RedNationRising legal analyst

June 17, 2013

Twitter: @garlandlegal
Email: hollygarlandjd@gmail.com

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