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February 9, 2016

Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Video)

More Republicans are pushing for immigration reform

More Republicans are pushing for an immigration overhaul. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 5:11 p.m. | House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress.

But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws — even among conservatives.

The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and featuring public figures in the conservative movement who support immigration overhaul efforts.

Norquist and his guests — Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Strategist Sal Russo, America Online Founder Steve Case and American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas — strained to get the point across that the issue is not dead on Capitol Hill, and that House GOP leaders continue to plod along on a path to bring legislation to the floor.

They said that President Barack Obama’s threat to supersede Congress and use his “pen and phone” on immigration if the House doesn’t soon act is not helpful. But even unilateral action from the White House, they said, would not derail the push for action in the House, as many Republicans, including Speaker John A. Boehner, have suggested.

Norquist and the others said they are in touch with House Republicans working on a legislative strategy for immigration — piecemeal, comprehensive or otherwise. And it’s Republicans, not Democrats, who are actually working to cut a deal, according to the group.

“I don’t think Democrats are the ones that are moving,” Russo said. “I think Republicans are far more equipped to take action.”

The Wednesday conference call was also timed with two separate announcements designed to make neutralize the issue for congressional Republicans who fear they could lose re-election in November if they took a pro-immigration overhaul stance.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Russo — at the Partnership for a New American Economy’s urging — published an op-ed in Roll Call stating his support for fixing the immigration system that would provide a legal status pathway for undocumented residents of the United States.

The Partnership for a New American Economy, the Tea Party Express and Americans for Tax Reform also released the findings of a new poll Wednesday, which was commissioned jointly from the firm McLaughlin & Associates. Results show that the vast majority of 400 Republican primary voters surveyed who “identify strongly or somewhat with the Tea Party movement” support immigration overhaul efforts.

Of those polled, 76 percent said they would support a plan that fell in line with the broad standards for immigration overhaul that Boehner and other members of House GOP leadership released earlier this year.

Conservative proponents of a legislative fix to immigration laws point to the recent primary victory of two-term incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., as proof that Republicans need not fear electoral repercussions for standing in the affirmative on a controversial issue. Ellmers supports action on immigration this year and fended off a GOP opponent who opposed action on the issue.

Norquist stressed that the evolution of the GOP position on immigration over the past decade had changed dramatically already, and that it would continue to do so in the months ahead.

“The Republican electorate, and even Republican congressman, have moved rather dramatically from what looked like a ‘heck, no,’ position over to a ‘yes, but,’” he told reporters on the call Wednesday.

But in remarks Monday in San Antonio, at a luncheon sponsored by several business groups there, Boehner acknowledged that there are many in the GOP conference who remain adamantly opposed.

“There are some members of our party who just do not want to deal with this. It’s no secret,” he said. “I do believe the vast majority of our members do want to deal with this, they want to deal with it openly, honestly and fairly.”

On Wednesday evening, Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of another leading tea party organization, Tea Party Patriots, released her own statement “clarifying” the group’s stance.

It didn’t entirely align with Russo’s:

 “Millions of people have come to America legally and invested the time and effort to become naturalized citizens in pursuit of personal freedom and their American Dream. We admire them for their courage, determination and desire, all of which reflect the founding principles of the United States.

“The position of Tea Party Patriots is clear. We must first fully secure our borders. Immigration reform cannot happen without this necessary first step.

“We support legal immigration and the rule of law, according to the Constitution. There is already a legal path to citizenship for those wishing to come to the United States. Anyone who decides to get off that path and enter the United States illegally should not be given any sort of amnesty because doing so is neither fair nor equal treatment under the law.

“We must also demand the Obama administration enforce our current immigration laws. Those who are determined to have entered the country illegally and are on-track for deportation should be deported. Those who have been convicted of crimes and are serving sentences for their crimes should remain incarcerated until their sentences have been served.

“Conservatives are watching Congress like a hawk and will do everything to make sure immigration reform is done in a manner that respects the law and those who abide by it.”


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  • alohajttri

    Seal the border then we can talk

    • Judderson

      If they enforced the laws on the books we wouldn’t have a problem. We’re doing with a lawless administration and the GOP insiders are just as guilty as the Dems. Stop listening to the Chamber of Commerce and their socialist agenda for America and start listening to We the People! The rights of citizens must supersede the rights of those here illegally!

  • Randy Hitt




    • Matthew

      I’m telling you the illegals are not taking jobs you want your kids to have…..the reason we have no jobs is because our leaders are tools.

      • Randy Hitt

        I’m telling you THERE ARE NO JOBS!

        Not for my kids or ANYONE ELSE!

        These FOREIGN INVADERS were BROUGHT here o take the jobs from every American who has one!

        And don’t think for a second your boss won’t FIRE YOU IN AN INSTANT, and hire an INVADER, if thats what he had to do to stay competetive.

        Sure our leaders are all tools, but that doesn’t make these AMERICA HATING SQUATTERS anymore welcome.

  • SofiesVoice

    Hogwash, hogwash, We Tea Party members do NOT want immigration reform. We don’t need reform, we need immigration law enforcement – starting with completing the fence. Use razor wire, electric shock, double fence with a stream in the middle with crocodiles, (think I’m kidding?), whatever it takes to keep our borders safe. It would cost less than the cost of freebies these criminals get from the taxpayers every day….welfare, unemployment, food stamps, health care, and the cost of translating every document and ad, instructions, hospital translators, and it goes on and on and on…….These people are criminals….not innocent victims. Oh, how the liberals like to play the victim card!

    • King_Solomon1


      • SofiesVoice

        All true, King, these illegals come here thinking they can make our country an extension of the crappy country they have left, not to become Americans….they retain their mindset and are guilty of the above l, 2,3,4,5,6 and it is true that Republicans who support all of that are delusional and don’t know what they are supporting…..I have first hand experience with the above.

    • Judderson

      Notice how they try and attach the Tea Party to it to give it legitimacy for the Republican party. That’s a good thing. It shows no matter what the talking heads say, Tea is having an effect on the policies. If it weren’t for the Tea Party imagine where we’d be now. Boehner would have passed amnesty a year ago.

      • FingerBoogie

        Tea party is going extinct son.

        You do realize this, right?

        • oldspeak

          And your evidence of that is…?

          • Judderson

            Finger doesn’t need evidence. He just burps and pukes up insulting crap. There will be no substance to a single thing he has to say.

          • FingerBoogie

            awwww, the freak with many ids is back to insults. How cute!

            I am in your head son

          • Judderson

            You wish. I’ve got one ID bub. You know this because you troll me on every site you can. Don’t like seeing the truth spoken do you?

          • FingerBoogie

            and the lies continue


          • Judderson

            LOL Now you’re a hacker? I call BS. The only thing you hack is your blabber on these threads.

          • FingerBoogie

            I never said I was a hacker son…You just continue to make things cute!

          • Judderson

            So how are you scanning IPs then?

          • FingerBoogie

            who said I was son?

          • Judderson

            You did.

          • FingerBoogie

            nope, try to keep up son

          • Judderson

            Finger, just admit it. You love the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

          • FingerBoogie

            try to stay focused, I know I am embarrassing you

          • Judderson

            It’s ok. Come out of the political closet. You’re gay for the constitution aren’t you?

          • FingerBoogie

            what does gay for the constitution even mean????

          • Judderson

            I don’t know but I’m all ears. Tell us about it.

          • FingerBoogie

            ok, now you just want to play games….buh bye..

            see ya round :)

          • Judderson

            No wait, come back here. I can trap you in this troll cage and contain your troll poisons to this one thread. See what I did to you? I own you.

          • FingerBoogie

            Why do you have so many ids?

            Are you trying to fool people into thinking there are several of you tea party types?

          • Paul Paine

            FB is just a loinfo troll who sees the writing on the wall. We are headed to a smaller government and more individual responsibility.

            She will have to adapt without all the freebies.

            Fear motivates her.

          • FingerBoogie

            yawnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. I will pretend you are fooling me

          • willnotcomply

            you are bad at this game….

          • FingerBoogie


          • willnotcomply


          • FingerBoogie

            scared freak?

          • willnotcomply

            scared of your comment to up-vote ratio. sh it is sickening brah. you should work on that, maybe try not being such a commie shill…just a thought

          • FingerBoogie

            ah, ye old insecure up votes!

            would you like an up vote? I suppose your mother did not hug you enough as a child?

          • Judderson

            Something tells me you were severely beaten as a child.

          • FingerBoogie

            I need a challenge son…ready to man up?

          • Judderson

            You going to fight me with your keyboard? LOL! What a pathetic joke of a troll!

          • FingerBoogie

            yet here you are

          • Judderson

            You’re trailing off. Was that supposed to make sense?

          • FingerBoogie

            keep up sparky..someday you will go places….but not today

          • Judderson

            HAHAHA And maybe some day you’ll make a comment on a thread that isn’t total garbage, but not today!

          • willnotcomply

            I got, and still get plenty of hugs, but thanks for your concern. I am not the one that supports the “everyone is a winner mentality”,That is you son. Sadly when you come on these comments sections and spew you nonsense and propaganda, you are the loser. Your comment to upvote ratio is all telling of your hatred for reality. You are the minority son and all you can do is say stupid things like “scared freak” “hi” and your other dribble, I am sure you think it is funny but it is just pathetic.
            We are done here.

          • BajaRat

            Another scumbag Tan Klan/SEIU troll, I presume.

          • FingerBoogie

            Yes you are son

        • SofiesVoice

          Wishful thinking, huh, Finger?

        • Judderson

          Please by all means, believe that. Tell your friends. We’d prefer to be underestimated. Just like in 2010.

          • FingerBoogie


          • Judderson

            So predictable. All you lib trolls are alike. You’re a sheep.

          • FingerBoogie

            says the sheep boy…

            Tell everyone here how many ids you have freak

            be a man! you ready?

          • Judderson

            Awww finger is projecting again. How many handles do you have?
            More of a man than you’ll ever be. A man doesn’t call everyone son and call himself “boogie”.
            Admit it, you’re 12 right?

          • FingerBoogie

            I dont care son. I get off exposing you as a fraud

          • Judderson

            You do such a good job of it too. *pat pat*
            That’s why everyone laughs you off as an idiotic trollbot.

          • FingerBoogie

            everyone…is only you son

            everyone is watching this now… careful or you jig will be exposed

          • Judderson

            You have delusions of grandeur. “Everyone” is not ready this thread.

          • FingerBoogie

            sucks i know about all those ids, huh?

          • Judderson

            LOL You’re pathetic. That all you’ve got?

          • FingerBoogie

            it sucks, huh?

          • Judderson

            I guess that’s all you’ve got. Pretty sad. You’re not even a creative troll. At least be entertaining.

          • FingerBoogie

            still sucks, huh??

          • Judderson

            Yeah, you really really do.

          • FingerBoogie

            it is amusing but sad…all this time you spend trolling..all for naught

          • Judderson

            The troll calling someone a troll. How typical.

          • FingerBoogie

            I have no issue with it son, why do you?

          • willnotcomply

            you are sooo bad at this game. do try harder

        • Dew Hickey

          Pull my finger

          • FingerBoogie

            how bout I pull this trigger?

          • Judderson

            Is that a threat?

          • FingerBoogie

            is it?

          • Judderson

            Answering a question with a question? What trigger finger? You threatening to shoot someone like your leftist radical buddies who shoot up cops, marine bases, and movie theaters?

          • FingerBoogie

            huh? making stuff up again son?

          • Judderson

            Can’t answer a question can you? Let’s try this again. WHAT TRIGGER?

          • FingerBoogie

            I dont know, what trigger?

          • Judderson


            Dew Hickey

            7 minutes ago

            how bout I pull this trigger?

          • FingerBoogie

            now you are blatantly lying and putting words in peoples mouths?

            you are a disgusting vile creature, huh?

          • Judderson

            I don’t know finger. I think you referenced pulling a trigger in response to somebody. I’d say that sounds like a violent threat to me. Careful. Wouldn’t want to get banned or anything. We’d really miss all your BS.

          • FingerBoogie

            I say you report it son….DO IT!

            be a frickin man for once in your life!

          • Judderson


          • FingerBoogie


            now what???? nothing son

          • FingerBoogie

            sensitive nancy boy

          • Dew Hickey

            Oh you like horses, eh? We suspected as much…

          • FingerBoogie


        • Paul Revered

          Why because you say so? What time do you swallow obamas member tonight?

          • FingerBoogie

            why do you always talk about hom0sexual sex??

          • Paul Revered

            Because you are always on ur knees to your fuhrer. I guess you turned in ur backbone for “change”.

      • WeCanWinThisFight

        OK Folks… It is time to expose RC’s blatant PROPAGANDA & LIES!

        Exactly two weeks ago this same “writer” penned a wholly dishonest piece on how supposed “evangelicals” were pushing the GOP for immigration reform. The problem? The group she cited, the Evangelical Immigration Table, is nothing but another Soros backed front group.

        So today she puts out ANOTHER wholly dishonest piece on how supposed “conservatives” with Tea Party ties are backing immigration reform…

        Does anyone notice a distinct pattern here?

        Some of the groups she cites today include:
        1.) Partnership for a New American Economy – This is an immigration group that was founded (and currently backed) by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Source: Wikipedia)

        2.) Americans for Tax Reform – This group’s president is Grover Norquist. He is responsible for ushering Is/amists into the highest areas of our government, is in no way a conservative and is on the ACU board noted below…

        3.) American Conservative Union – The ACU chairman is Al Cardenas – he is also the chairman of CPAC. Via the National Journal: Al Cardenas is a “big tent” Republican: The first Hispanic chairman of the ACU. A strong proponent of minority outreach and immigration reform. A whistle-blower on conservatives who attack their compatriots…
        As an additional note: Tea Party Members Say CPAC No Longer Represents Conservative Values

        ** These groups need to be exposed for the fraudulent “conservative” groups they are. They have been passing themselves off as conservative for a very long time and are even more dangerous than the deceitful Rove groups – because at least we are all aware of them.

        • Me

          If you’re not a reporter, you should be. Thank you for your work.

    • john young


      • Judderson

        You’re hardly coherent.

        • FingerBoogie

          made sense to me son

          • Judderson

            I’m sure it did. You guys are both pretty illiterate.

          • SofiesVoice

            Finger….you lose. Now go crawl back under the rock you came from. Your rants are meaningless.

      • Paul Paine

        I smell fear. FEAR I SMELL.

        When more Senators are elected that agree with Tea Party principles, you might have to look for a job and buy your own phone.

        Buckle up!

  • Teaparty01

    Forget those bozzos; they are trying to co-opt the real Teaparty movement.
    There is nothing in anything they say that a real Teaparty supporter would want to be a part of.

  • MJ Alton

    I find it hard to believe the “Tea Party” supports amnesty.

    This is a travesty for our nation. Our president doesn’t uphold the constitution so Republicans decide to jump on the band wagon.

    Time for the states to do their part.

  • Elem187

    Anyone who would give our jobs to illegal immigrants are no conservative. This is another George Soros front group pushing this.

  • Buddy Zuckerman

    Definitely a matter of the poll questions saying one thing and the reporting on the poll being completely different.
    The poll question was probably “Do you support stricter immigration regulations?” Yes, then you support immigration reform.

  • James Overton

    Those that support amnesty are traitors to the country, no matter who they are.

    • john young


  • adalporto

    Came here illegally?
    Guess what, that’s a crime.
    Go home and get in line at your local US Consulate.
    Give them work visas.
    What was wrong with the Brazeros program?

  • buffmuffin

    Desperate push to normalize.

    it won’t happen, there will be another revolt in the GOP ranks when they try it.

  • ChezC3

    Billions gonna have to be spent on social services, billions of dollars lost in wage dilution due to the increased surplus labor, millions of people screwed who followed the rules, yeah, I can see how this is good for the country….

  • X_Capt_Obvious_X

    No amnesty. No anchor babies. No right to vote. Secure the border. Without these conditions, any support of immigration reform by Tea Party is a lie!

  • livewiremd

    AMNESTY is NOT REFORM and anyone who includes amnesty as part of “reform” is NO conservative. PERIOD.

  • Gracie66

    That is so bogus. These are groups that use Tea Party in their name. Anyone can use the name but these people do NOT share the sentiments. Real tea partiers do NOT support amnesty. They think that we’ll fall for anything. Lies again.

    • ChezC3

      I was thinking the same thing, but then I thought, what makes TP candidates, politicians any different than the rest? They’ll just tell us what we want to hear in order to get elected and then do as the Establishment tells them… The system is broken. And for the first time in my life, I’m ashamed of my country…well, the government, I’ve got nothing but love for my fellow country men…

      • Gracie66

        Yes, I think you’re right about some Tea Party candidates, but I was referring to the rank and file Tea Party members–the REAL ones. We do not want amnesty.

        • ChezC3

          No, no we don’t…

  • John

    Watch them roll out every lame cliched excuse for amnesty: We can’t deport all of them, they do the work Americans won’t do, we promise to secure the border, we’ll make sure they are all documented and identified.
    Meanwhile we just let tens of thousands criminals loose on the American public…

    How much more ridiculous can it get?

  • Sapir-Whorf

    Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the United States of America, is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors against the American people.

    1. Violation of the 4th Amendment rights of all Americans related to the unreasonable search and seizure of their personal material without cause by the National Security Agency,

    2. Violation of the 1st Amendment rights of several Americans related to their freedom of speech by use of coercive methods against them by the Internal Revenue Service,

    3. Violation of the 1st Amendment rights of freedom of the press by actions taken by the Department of Justice against the Associated Press, CBS news Sharyl Akkisson, and Fox News James Rosen.

    Barack Obama has committed crimes against the American people in direct violation of the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land (Article 6, Clause 2). He is herein charged and shall be impeached by the Congress of the United States. 2

  • maxonepercent

    If Grover Norquist has anything to do with it is is just progressive propaganda hiding behind a fake facade of “conservatism”.

  • Christopher Gadsden

    Why does reform have to mean unfettered access? This tea party you speak of is obviously a new creation of the liberal reporter’s mind.

  • Christopher Gadsden

    The criminals in charge are saying, “Centurion, throw him to the floor!”

  • Dew Hickey

    This is nothing more than Pravda-grade propaganda. A blatant campaign to discourage Tea-Party aligned supporters and an attempt to marginalize those that disagree with following the law.

    Saul Alinsky gives the effort “two-thumbs-up” !!

    • Judderson


  • Jay_tea

    I think fixing the immigration laws is a great idea. What the bill will look like is what worries me, I’m not interested in amnesty, I’m interested in a path to deportation that isn’t bogged down by bureaucracy, a modernized border security, and a cleanup of the laws that doesn’t change the fact that its a privilege to become a US citizen.

  • Tim Hathaway

    Don’t believe it! This is propaganda (intentional lies) coming
    from Washington meant to demoralize conservatives.
    Don’t be demoralized! Those wishing to be re-elected will
    not betray the conservative base.

  • mowowie


  • X_Capt_Obvious_X

    Republicans, Tea Partiers, and Conservatives should not even consider doing anything about immigration until AFTER the mid-term elections. If the Senate flops, then at least more conservative points of view will dominate the conditions.

  • WillVMI68

    Horse Manure! Why do these articles talk only about “it’s time for immigration reform” instead of “here’s the plan we want passed”????
    NO! Seal the dam border FIRST, then we can talk about it.

  • Paul Paine

    The Tea Party started because of the excesses of Big Government. Welcoming millions of illegal immigrants at the same time we have Depression era numbers of workers without jobs makes no sense for Americans.

    You can trot out people who claim to embrace the values of the Tea Party, but unless they insist on a sealed and controlled border, they have missed the point.

    We had a “one time only” amnesty under Reagan. Part of that agreement was to seal the border and enforce immigration laws on employers. Only the amnesty was done and we are still debating the others.

    No amnesty. Maybe in fifty years we can talk about it if we have cleaned house first.

    • Ezra Pound

      BS just another party hijacked by jews…all parties answer to the jew

  • Dont_California_ColoRado

    Sneaking into a country doesn’t make you an “immigrant” any more than breaking into a house makes you a “member of the family”

  • Dont_California_ColoRado

    Below I’ve compiled a list of Hispanic majority nations currently not in shambles. After reading thru it I’m sure you’ll all agree that making 11 million more of them citizens is precisely what America needs


  • Ezra Pound

    As long as you worship jews as chosenites, and allow jew supremacy youre going to be miserable. Period

  • Soppy

    This is typical Alinksy bull chit designed to bring despair to the real conservatives. Why would real americans want to bring in millions more people when millions are out of work and can’t find jobs?

    • Dont_California_ColoRado

      African American unemployment is currently 12%. Lets bring in 11 million more people and let them directly compete for jobs

      • Ezra Pound

        Africûnt Americans. Why cant they just be Americans like everyone else

  • King_Putz

    BS Pass it and say goodbye to the GOP

  • Mike W

    BULLSH*T,,,, Since when does the tea party support breaking US law and ignoring US borders…… This is just a media propaganda piece !!!!

  • uselogic19

    Another propaganda piece from RollCall. Oh.. and Norquist is not and has never been part of the tea party (note the lower case “t”).

  • DurkaDurka

    I see what the problem is here. The author is a green horn Democrat. My computer has been around longer than her resume. Oh well, next.

  • George W

    I have written my congressmen that are up for re-election notifying them that I will not vote for them if they support an amnesty program. You can do the same at:

    If you agree then take a little time and write a short email to your congressmen.

  • catfood

    Norquest isn’t tea party , he is a loser rino POS , No way the real people want amnesty , we want the POS illegals slapped to the curb and then deported

  • Panicazi

    Wow! Who knew that so many Americans support the SLAVERY of HUMAN TRAFFICKING, and the exploitation of people that have no legal protection. Amazing how many American “business leaders” are arguing for Amnesty and legalizing HUMAN TRAFFICKING! Why do pro-Amnesty people support the foreign criminal HUMAN TRAFFICKING networks that have brought and continue to bring people to the US illegally? Why does the pro-Amnesty crowd continue to support the exploitation of illegal immigrants and HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

  • SalmonDaze

    When the mexicans vote for demorats straight down the line again, will the republicans open their mouths so they can take a load in that orifice to complete the act?

  • Josey_Montana

    Well, Norquist and his band of merry traitors have names that veritably echo the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.


    Anti-Racism is code for Anti-White.

  • oldspeak

    Considering Zuckerberg has an amnesty/”immigration reform” group called “Americans for a Conservative Future” (or something similar and equally Marxist), the simple and ignorant statement that immigration reform is backed by a “conservative – tea party coalition” is absolutely meaningless. Didn’t you hear? You can keep your doctor if you like him.

  • Matthew

    If legalization were the first step to closing up our leaky boarders and weeding out those people already here who are undesirable (criminals and such) id vote for it I’d rather have illegals paying taxes and becoming legal Americans than keep the flood gates open. BUT like i said ONLY IF they decided to seriously step up and use the US military to patrol our borders with orders to send anyone back they catch immediately or better yet be pro active and shut them down before they get here. we seriously should have more military facilities on our southern boarder.

    You can’t Track undocumented workers only way to do it is to give them the documents with stipulations like Convicted criminal activity would see them deported for life.

    Also the legal immigration system in country is terrible reform that first.

    Blanket Amnesty is not something i would ever vote for….


    Enforce the LAWS that are on the books, NOW. You won’t get anyone’s vote regardless.

    • yellowwolfsrifle

      Amen. Kills the reform hooey to just enforce what is law now.

      • OLLPOH


    • FingerBoogie


      • OLLPOH

        Again, are you going to pay off 0bama’s Debt, and write the U.S. Treasury a check for . . . $17.5 Trillion Dollars???

  • Paul Revered

    What lies, deport them immediately and how dare you denigrate and redistribute my LEGAL contribution.

  • markc2954

    Why would TEA Party members support ANY immigration law change when the current president will not uphold his constitutional duty to enforce the current law.

    • FingerBoogie

      another new fake id son???????

  • Texas_Freedom

    Pure propaganda.

  • Ezra Pound

    Jesus never chose them why should you? He found his people working at a lake not a synagogue.
    As long as you worship jews as chosenites, and allow jew supremacy youre going to be miserable. Period. Benghazi Ben Rhodes, Chucky Schumer, Dian Feinstein,Lois Lerner, doug Shullman, Danny Werfel, Cass Sunstein, Davy Plouffe, to name a smidgen. These jews would never back Palestinian amnesty but they will back it in america in an instant because they hate white Gentiles period

  • Ezra Pound

    Deputy National Security Advisor
    Danielle Borrin Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Director of Public Engagement
    Gary Gensler Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Jonathan Greenblatt Special Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (Domestic Policy Council)
    Jack Lew Secretary of the Treasury
    Eric Lynn Middle East Policy Adviser
    Matt Nosanchuk Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement for Jewish Outreach
    David Plouffe Senior Advisor to the President
    Daniel Rubenstein Ambassador to Syria
    Dan Shapiro Ambassador to Israel
    Gene Sperling Director, National Economic Council
    Aviva Sufian Special Envoy, U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services (Inaugural role)
    Adam Szubin Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury)
    Janet Yellen Chairwoman, Federal Reserve

    • Ezra Pound

      Sounds like an invitation to a bar mitzvah . Plouffe is an evil little twát just watch any of his press

  • Texas_Tea_Time

    Got as far as Grover Norquist’s name in the article, and knew this was more agitprop from the RINOs. It’s a big fail fellers. We’re on to you “Hoover Republicans”. Trying to discredit Tea Party principles with your phony bologna front groups. Not a single tea party member I know supports amnesty.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      Yeah, Norquist’s name was the immediate tipoff. Fail, RINOs.

      Vote amnesty and you are going to get destroyed at the ballot box .Count on it.

    • FingerBoogie


  • Kit Pendergraft

    Jay_tea; this is typical leftist socialist method: Create a problem to panic over. Organize demonstrations to prove there is a problem. During the out cry change the laws or make the move you are really after. Calm the masses down, act like everything done was normal procedures, but keep control of the dialog (IE. who the perceived bad guys are etc). I have witnessed this over and over again. It was used on DDT (and millions died), it was used on the Panama canal (it’s an important corridor to our national security), I saw it with abortion (only a few Americans wanted on-demand abortion). They use it with ‘green’ energy, with global warming, with food-nazi programs. We were always the most generous nation with our immigration but now we are inhuman because we are lawful. Finally, we can make all our laws as perfect as heaven but that still won’t eliminate those criminally minded persons (most from other countries) who will continue to extort money, abuse, enslave and even kill those in desperation.

  • Ezra Pound

    Jews have controlled tea since inception. They control all parties and party opposition. AIPAC is the most visible extorsion unit in political corruption

  • Joni Olson

    why is it all about foreigners—-why—–why is there never ever any discussion about US citizens out of work and what to do about it—-as long as the economic dictatorship media team works it’s will there will be no discussion !!!!~!

  • allah_speaking

    I hate liberal propagada which is what this piece seems to be.

  • Roger Cotton

    You know, lying seems to be a habitual thing with the Left.

    TPers do NOT support “Immigration Reform.”

    Call it what it is: Amnesty.

  • therightmano

    Any Republican congressman or woman who sincerely believes the Tea Party supports amnesty is welcome to vote for it. I daresay it will be the last thing they do before they are chased out of DC by an angry mob with pitchforks.

  • Johannes Perlmuther

    Obama and the Democrats only want amnesty for illegals because they know that if they also give them free handouts, paid for by your tax dollars, they will have enslaved them into voting for the Democrats and thus increase the chance of winning all future elections. America will never recover and because of Barack Obama we will become a one party nation of Liberals. His transformation of America into something unrecognizable and alien will also destroy the Republican Party. Any Republican (or RINO) who votes for amnesty will be defeated, and if John Boehner thinks he will still be Speaker of the House he is delusional, and it will also destroy the Republican Party.

  • Dantes

    Well, well, the Tea Party elites have arrived and are now trying to hijack the movement. Don’t doubt me, money from Karl Rove is involved. Turncoats.No more money for Tea Party Express. Who is this gonif, Russo, anyway?

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  • Lincoln30

    Just b/c some group calls themselves a Tea Party group doesn’t mean they have the same ideals as the real Tea Party groups that want fiscal responsibility and smaller gov’t.

  • BajaRat

    Norquist is a craven traitor and cowardly swine and has always has been. A filthy RINO in the first degree. Always has been. Most Tea Party people I know are staunchly opposed to so-called “comprehensive immigration referm” (aka amnesty for millions of backward-thinking parasitic illegal aliens). Enforce the f-ing law, Comrade Obama. You took an oath.

  • E. Newton

    Suddenly I’m backing amnesty and more immigration. I see the way Mexicans are willing to stand up to black criminals and I’m impressed. Viva Mexico.

  • HelpSaveMaryland

    Sal Russo works for the Obama Administration and the Democrat National Committee

  • SofiesVoice

    Hey people with short memories, this amnesty crap was done before, I believe in 1986…..did it solve the problem of the invasion of illegals into our Country?? No, it just fuels further invasion by illegals who look forward to the next “amnesty” and, voila, we now have probably twice, maybe 20 million, illlegals asking for the same thing….Amnesty! And the liberals are crying “victim” and offering the same lame excuses for granting these criminals asylum….Garbage–DEPORT ALL OF THEM. Yes, it sounds heartless, but take your children with you …you made the choice to place them in this predicament, take responsibility for a change. When they are able if the children are American by birth they can then come back…..or they may choose to be loyal to their new country….the choice is yours.

  • Larry Rappaport

    The Partnership for a New American Economy, the Tea Party Express and Americans for Tax Reform also released the findings of a new poll Wednesday, which was commissioned jointly from the firm McLaughlin & Associates. Results show that the vast majority of 400 Republican primary voters surveyed who “identify strongly or somewhat with the Tea Party movement” support immigration overhaul efforts. I call BS and Tea Party Express? You’re done.

    “I don’t think Democrats are the ones that are moving,” Russo said. “I think Republicans are far more equipped to take action.”

    A little dim are we Mr. Russo? And what party do you think will get the credit hence votes for a new immigration policy and you have one guess. WRONG…

  • maisy

    More lies from the TREASON PARTY and the equally treasonous Media!!!!

  • Forums4Justice

    WAGE STAGNATION began in the years leading up to the 1986 Amnesty #tcot #p2 #teaparty STOP THE INSANITY

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  • Al Rex

    Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express and all the others are traitors of this Country. They don’t live in the real America surrounded by the millions and millions of ugly and threatening faces of people of the third world who have invaded our once Great Country and transformed it into a jungle of filth and degradation and made Whites gypsies in their own land.

    Can Whites just see what’s going on? in 1995 those who opened up immigration to non-European thought that just a few would be allowed to enter instead it’s been a floodgates and look at where we are now. I see Whites in NYC begging for a quarter in the subways and and in other areas other beautiful young girls and boys with sign asking for help just abandoned by the government while a couple of blocks away ugly Blacks, Hispanics and other non-Whites go in and out of Welfare office with their numerous out-of-wedlock children,future criminals, getting everything paid by the misplaced generosity of White America. Not too far away a long line of these same people is waiting for free cell phones. No White present. No Whites in the line, no Whites applying for Welfare because it would be a shame for them but non-White have no shame. All government house are for non-Whites yet the Mayor in NYC wants more and more houses for minorities and nothing for Whites. Just imagine 50 years from now how miserable it’s going to be for Whites if this push for more non-Whites is not stopped. Go on YouTube and see how Canada has been invaded by Asians and all others of the third world. See how Europe, all of Europe how it has changed with Muslims, Blacks, Asian and all mother invaders of the third world. There are areas where no Whites can enter in Europe. Look at Australia and New Zealand how non-White immigration has transformed those beautiful Countries. It’s got to stop. We owe nothing to people of the third world.. They are not like us, they don’t think like us and don’t worship like us and will they will drag us down unless we get rid of them.
    Yet, we have Whites who still want more and more third world immigration at a “condition” that first the borders must be secured and that if other requirements are met, etc. etc.. Stupid , stupid Whites!!!. We’ve been flooded by people who are threatening our survival and who want to set us aside, replace us and put us in concentration camps and rule of us and Whites want to help make possible their own destruction????
    Whites,,,wake up…you make no sense!!!
    Anyone,any White who advocate even an immigration of a single non-White into our White Nations is a traitor. Nothing less.

    I leave you with a song which should move you to become more militant and fight to save our White Race. All non-White immigration must stop and millions deported.

    This is the song: ODE TO A DYING PEOPLE ( We Whites are dying out because of traitors within us)

    • Philip Meyer

      Thanks for the KKK’s perspective.

  • Philip Meyer

    “We support legal immigration and the rule of law,”

    That is baloney, when right-wingers rallied around thief and lawbreaker Cliven Bundy, they proved they don’t give a hoot about “rule of law.”

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The Republicans have done themselves a huge disservice by not passing the unemployment extension bill in the senate. With more than 2.6 million unemployed families who had lost their benefits late last December, and have been struggling to provide shelter and food for their children, it was one of the cruelest and heartless moves for them to make. They have been at war with the poor and disadvantaged in our country, and have made it known where and to whom their allegiance lies. The republicans have been using the extension bill “hostage” for the past six months, in order to have the Koch brother’s oil pipeline deal passed in the senate. This is whom they truly represent. The republicans have shown that the average American citizen, takes a back seat to special interest groups, and wealthy lobbyist. The party which claims to represent family values, has let these millions of families left hung out to dry. These families have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO GET THESE POLITICIANS OUT OF OFFICE. LET’S HAVE THEM LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT.

  • annjohns

    Can we deport Grover Norquist? PLEASE!

  • Al Rex

    Stop the self inflicted White Genocide. No more third world immigration into White Nations. It’s time for White to round up, arrest and deport millions of and millions of invaders. In the United States alone we have 100 millions savaged who need to be deported by force.

  • another_engineer

    Grover Norquist and conservative cannot be used in the same sentence.

  • Amberteka

    The Poll. More propaganda for Amnesty pushed by Open Borders RollCall. Does Fred Barnes ring any bells? He works or did work for them.

    Any Poll that polls less than 1,000 people is invalid to begin with. Remember statistics class? A poll of 400 people is laughable. The man who owns that polling Company worships Open Borders and screw American workers. They are just pigs.
    The questions are not listed. Were they Push questions…Designed by crafty psychologists to induce guilt in respondents. ? Like Do you approve of citizenship for saintly people who have lived here for twenty years, who attend Mass weekly, whose chidlrena re all valedictorians. And after 20 years in the USA Of course they will learn English. They can hardly wait.
    And their criminal records? Just childish mistakes.
    OR if you dare oppose amnesty do you want to take Newborn Mexican babies by the ears and throw them back over the border? Everyone knews they can not be politely asked to remove themselves back across the border where the Mexican Economy is booming.

    IF AMNESTY IS SO DARN POPULAR THEN WHY DOES EVERY POLTICO CHALLENGED ON AMNESTY LOSES? SEE THE VIDEO OF ERIC CANTOR BEING BOOED AND BOOED OVER IT? NOTICE THE TEA PARTY WINS? The Washington POST has an article today that he is in real trouble. The people of his district…dislike him intensely.


  • Dave Francis


    The only chance for America to survive the criminal enterprises of the Obama
    Administration is opening up elections for the TEA PARTY. All I have seen from
    the Democrats is their Socialist agenda of SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, cover ups and
    downright lies. The issues Benghazi, spying and holding up applications for
    non-profit conservatives and now VA administration betraying veterans and a
    paramount issue that Homeland Security secretly releasing 36,000 Criminal legal and illegal immigrants being Released onto U.S. Streets in 2013 Almost
    just as bad the hard-core Republicans is to vote for TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP. If
    the American tax payer doesn’t rise up against Obama’s Socialist agenda, this
    country is lost. The only chance to survive this tyranny and his minions
    spitting on the U.S. Constitution, is to vote for the TEA PARTY leadership. I retired from the Merchant Marine; worked all
    my life and I have never seen a government that has become an evil entity to
    the people. I have taken a dime from government handouts, but Obama insists of
    giving assistance to illegal aliens. President Barack
    Obama is pushing for amnesty even though the Congressional Budget Office
    determined it will devastate the wages of working class Americans. If Washington gets its way we will lose our jobs to
    illegal’s. Sal Russo,
    co-founder of Tea Party Express, does not speak for the majority of TEA PARTY
    PATRIOTS, or TEA PARTY.ORG and they give no relevance to any Amnesty or any
    clemency for illegal aliens.

    We will be forced to pay even more outrageous health care
    costs to pay for these law-breakers. They already openly defy our laws, deface
    our flags and feed off our system. What will happen if they’re rewarded for
    their illegal and illicit activities? No Senate bill should be passed or any
    new law until these fools in Congress, build a fence along our Southern border
    constructed as the one in Israel. The
    majority of people, who vote for the Democrats and lobotomized Liberals, will
    be foreigners looking for freebies from this government; probably with illegal
    voting. Remember the TEA PARTY will abolish the IRS, so everybody pays with no

  • Brian Cunningham

    Grover Norquist is an Islamist, a con man and a fast buck artist but I don’t recall him ever attending any Tea Party events. It appears Sal Russo is out for a buck too. I support the Tea Party movement, but want nothing to do with the Tea Party Express.

  • David Farrar

    If are present immigration law are broken due to lack of enforcement, making new laws will not change that problem. The same with our borders. As long as Congress keeps creating incentives to cross our borders illegally, there is no way we can stop illegal border crossing, or have safe borders.

    I am a Republican Tea Party supporter who definitely does not support Sal Russo, and I doubt many members of the Tea Party Express do either.

    This is just another paid commercial brought to you by the US Chamber of Commerce.

    ex animo

  • Layla

    NO DEALS, no amnesty. If you want citizenship, apply for it just like everybody else. Any Member of Congress supporting this is TOAST.

  • Tagg Heurer

    Here we find even more victims of the reign of terror wrought by illegal aliens:

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