DAILY WISCONSIN

Immigration

Immigration: Then, Now

“My view has changed,” Walker said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview taped Friday. “I’m flat out saying it.” Walker in 2013 said a plan in which illegal immigrants can become United States citizens by first paying penalties and enduring a waiting period “makes sense.” However, he is now saying such a plan is tantamount…

French reaction to immigration

…The French journalist and author Eric Zemmour told the BBC parties the Front National is “not a cause, it is a consequence.” He added, “People vote for the FN to say to their elites, ‘Stop doing what you are doing!’ But they never do.”… Via “Consequence, Not Cause” @ Dad29.

About the presidential speech tonight…

And now tonight, Barack Obama is going to deliver what will likely be remembered as the “Middle Finger Speech”–as the President delivers a big “Eff You” to Republicans, some of the moderate members of his own party, the two-thirds of Americans who disapprove of his job as President, those who came to this country through…

Detained

 Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist who outed himself as an immigrant who has lived and worked in the U.S. since childhood without papers, was detained Tuesday at a Texas airport, CNN reports. Vargas was trying to go through security on his way to Los Angeles when he was detained and questioned by U.…

Shelter

Father David Bergner, the director of Catholic Charities here, said that its parent organization, Catholic Charities USA, has been asked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look for sites that might be able to handle the influx of unaccompanied children immigrants. Via Milwaukee could shelter 100 border children @ JS Latino Connection Blog.

The Anti-Immigration Party

What is omitted is the defeat of the massively outspent Cantor will result in a surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric from the White Party with the predictable consequence of open and deadly attacks on perceived immigrants who don’t belong in ‘our’ country. Via Lesson for the GOP: Open Season on Immigrants @ MAL Contends…

GOP Congressman Sensenbrenner now has a checklist on immigration

….she was met by a staffer who told her,”You can count on Representative Sensenbrenner to be reliable. He’s held the same stance on most issues for around twenty years.” Replied Espina,”That’s what worries me – the country’s opinions have changed, and people change. People have evolved, and Sensenbrenner needs to do so, too.” Via “To-do…

On Immigration Policy, Americans favor the Democrats’ Views

So says Gallup. Americans are more likely to say their views on immigration and immigration reform align with the Democratic Party’s than with the Republican Party’s policies, although fewer than half relate to either party on the issue. [More like Cato-oriented libertarians, too-ed.] Via Americans Favor Democrats Over Republicans On Immigration Policy @  CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

The partisan divide on immigration

In Marquette Law School’s final 2012 poll of Wisconsin voters, there was a substantial partisan gap over allowing illegal immigrants to stay and eventually apply for citizenship:  68% of Democrats supported it, while only 41% of Republicans did. (Overall, 53% supported a path to citizenship). But that partisan divide was much smaller than it was…