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Immigration reform takes a back seat to energy initiatives

July 2, 2009 by  

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently published a report that questions the government’s commitment to overhauling the existing policies.

After the American Clean Energy and Security bill was passed last week, FAIR felt that eliminating greenhouse gases and promoting environmentally friendly living should have been less of a priority than controlling the country’s immigration rate.

FAIR’s report outlines how the current rate of immigration will not help stop pollution and improve the climate change. For example, president Dan Stein explains that "population growth caused by unchecked immigration has steadily increased our energy use and our carbon emissions," so the bill does not address the real problem.
He further stated, The role of immigration-generated population growth cannot be ignored as Congress and the Obama administration tackle these very difficult issues."

The new energy bill aims to reduce carbon emissions by 17 percent by 2020 and a further 83 percent by 2030 from the last reported figures from 2005.

FAIR cites figures that anticipate the U.S population will continue to grow by 3.4 million people each year, and doesn’t feel that the government’s goals are realistic, considering the energy these people will consume.
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  • http://no Brian Rawls

    When will these idiots start to protect our borders. How much would it cost just to turn our border into one big mine field. At least do something, What these stupid people dont understand is all american jobs are being filled with cheap labor. Its bad enough that you have to be bilingual to get most jobs that are out there. That to me is F*ed up. If you cant speak english get out.

    • kittycatgal

      I agree totally. I am amazed how we have to adjust to an illegal so that they can be comfortable. With all that is dropped at their feet the attitude of entitlement remains. One way to eliminate this problem, re-instate the draft. The exodus would be massive and swift.

      • Brian Rawls

        I do not believe that any political figure wants to touch this subject because they are afraid their rating would drop. This is destroying our country and our culture sure enough.

    • http://netscape Lloyd R. Bailey

      Brian

      Do you have info on the amount tax payer monies being spent to hire foreign mercenarys, Ten million people out of work, you would think there would be many, that would be grateful to have a job with free insurance, free hospitalization, free food,great benefits once you serve your term, wonder why Americans are not trying to fill these vacancys, in America’s military, are they all rejects are do they just like, hired mercenary gunslingers best, may be the only way they can fill the military quota, seems a little raunchy to take tax payer monies and give it to foreigners when America is hurting for some are any type of unemployment to save possibly their homes as well as their families.

      If you have any imfo would appreciate it, seems strange we hire mercenarys, when millions of American citizens, need employment desperately, losing their homes, no health insurance on themselves are their familys, many sleeping in tent citys and out of their cars.

      Thanks,good post
      L.R.B.

      • Brian Rawls

        Obama is doing the same as Bush when it comes to the war. No media is covering the loss of life any longer. Nor are they saying that Obama is wrong to accuse Bush for something that he is now doing himself. All Obama wants to do is blam Bush. The government also wants to make it harder for real Americans to get jobs by allowing employers to only hire people who can speak Spanish for common simple jobs. This to me is reverse discrimination to me. This land is English speaking so they should have to learn to speak English as a requirement to enter this nation.

        • http://netscape Huh Duh

          Evening Brian,

          This to me is reverse discrimination to me. This land is English speaking so they should have to learn to speak English as a requirement to enter this nation.

          Huh Duh

          I believe you are correct, and that means there are those who, committing a crime, violating the immigration and Constitutional laws of America.

          I don’t know what the dutys are of the Justice department are, I hope it is more than collect large paychecks,haven’t heard much out of them, that department does still exist I hope and pray.

          Robert Borak, has several good books out that explain what the two corporate political orgs, are attempting to do to America and it’s citizens.

          Am certain that all hell is going to break loose when, the American people realize what the commnist partys are attempting to do to those that have made America great and a super power nation.

          Namely those, who put Liberty and Freedom ahead of
          profits and political agendas and global concensus, are european communism.

          A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made
          payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to
          and including his/her life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many people
          in this country who no longer understand it.’

          Most of our recently so called leaders,wouldn’t know a gun from a yale or harvard diploma that says, I am highly educated and have the know how to lead the m ass’s.

          Don’t need to know about guns, got brains, gonna talk it over and everything will be alright.Hate to pop their delusional bubble but even a lunatic and a moron have a brain, so much for that sometimes it takes more than brain, educate the mind all you want but if you neglect to educate the spirit, you as many have said and educated barbarian, they can be dangerous, but common sense and self respect for self and others rights, and Liberty, Freedom, can and will defeat their unatural desire’s to try to play God.

          And Old proverb from scripture says, Thinking them selfs to be wise they, they became fools.

          To me that is common sense, they are deceiving themselfs, and fooling know one, as Americans are not the fools the corporate political partys like to think they are.

          God Bless you and your’s, take care as we live in perilous times.

          Ammo is getting hard to come by, even greedy wal-mart has just b.b.’s and paint balls, came get rich playing the war game that way.

          Shalam Shalom
          h.d.
          Eheyeh Asher Eheyeh

        • Brian Rawls

          Its good to c someone else agree with me on this.

  • http://pliberty Dan Denman

    We sure don’t need open borders, we already have enough REAL AMERICANS out of work.
    And isn’t it interesting how micheal jackson has taken over the REAL NEWS! C’mon news media, what are you hiding from the american public this time?

    • kittycatgal

      You go Dan. I couldn’t believe the amount of media coverage given to an accused child molester, drug using freak as MJ. It goes on and on. He could sing and dance , so what! I am losing more faith in this country every day. What is wrong with all of these people. What will become of this nation.

      • Brian Rawls

        The news media is using this to cover up and grab all the attention away from whats going on with these bills and laws that are being passed into law without being read. People dont want to do anything because it will disrupte their daily lives. Believe me when I say one day they will wake up when its to late. Then their lives will be disupted and they wont know how to act.

  • Mary

    This administration does not intend to address illegal immigrants. They want them to vote, regardless of legitimate right to vote. Just look at the fights they put up when a state enacts laws that one must prove they are a citizen before voting. Look at Acorn. There will not be any illegal immigration reform other than to admit them all as citizens. And this is because the people are ignored by the politicians on this issue (and many).

    • Brian Rawls

      You are right on this one. I dont think that voting these people out is good enough anymore. They need to be charged with treason against America and hanged in public. Just like Hitlers Italian friend during WW2.

  • s c

    Back in the ’70s, a Massachusetts clown got involved in the immigration issue. Recently, after IGNORING the topic for decades, this twit decided we must have immigration ‘reform’ NOW. What this buffoon really means by ‘reform’ is the creation and protection of an unnecessary problem. Ignoring open borders is the same issue that caused the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Open borders will destroy America. This hack somehow remains in Congress, he gets easy votes, and America’s safety slowly fades away because of this airhead’s career “leadership.” Only in America is incompetence rewarded.

  • James Corbin

    Right!! They don’t have to learn English. Everything is to easy for them!

  • Daniel

    ILLEGAL Immigration!
    what a joke! Our Government wants them here so thay can be converted To Democrats. I have information from a former INS agent, that the government instructed them to look the other way and let ‘em in. Stop a few so it “Looks Good” but let ‘em in.
    I personally am fed up with this, I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and could not find the Bacon, nor could I explain it to any of the crew what Bacon was, as they did not understand ENGLISH! Just a glazed over look on their face, ENOUGH.
    If I want o move to another Spanish country, I MUST SHOW A source of INCOME, for at least $ 2,000.00 per month. That is to move there. Not So Here!
    Not USA, come one , come all, “The Greatest Show On Earth” or should I say the greatest Give away, everything is free for them!. We first pay for their babies at the hospital, then all the medical care for baby and mommie, then we send them to school for 12 years, then we give them better jobs, because they are possibly the only Bi-Lingual
    I also have been told a true story that a Hospital on the border, ( can not give the exact city for security) that the security guards normally wore Blue uniforms, the INS wears Green, so they decided to change the security guards to Green uniforms.
    When the illegals saw the green, they did not sent the pregnant women to the hospital. The ACLU got involved and said it was ILLEGAL FOR US TO DO THAT!
    YOU DO NOT HAVE RIGHTS UNTIL YOU ARE A CITIZEN …Period!!!
    This is an English Speaking country….LEARN THE LANGUAGE.
    Fed-UP

  • E “GONZO” Miller

    This just another way of dragging America down to the same level as the
    rest of the world…Third World status.Then once THEY “crash” the U S
    Dollar,it’s Bye-Bye United States,and Hello North American Union and
    and then prices quoted per “Amero”…

  • http://shawbhannity Jamesx Kizer

    I have a 444 Marlin rifle, ammo is now about $50 for 20 rounds. The same 5ame $50 buys 50 rounds for 41 Mags. A short time past The same amunition was less than $20. This was prior to Obama and the gun control Tzars that are bypassing our constitution.

  • http://netscape Lloyd R. Bailey

    Brian

    Do you have info on the amount tax payer monies being spent to hire foreign mercenarys, Ten million people out of work, you would think there would be many, that would be grateful to have a job with free insurance, free hospitalization, free food,great benefits once you serve your term, wonder why Americans are not trying to fill these vacancys, in America’s military, are they all rejects are do they just like, hired mercenary gunslingers best, may be the only way they can fill the military quota, seems a little raunchy to take tax payer monies and give it to foreigners when America is hurting for some are any type of unemployment to save possibly their homes as well as their families.

    If you have any imfo would appreciate it, seems strange we hire mercenarys, when millions of American citizens, need employment desperately, losing their homes, no health insurance on themselves are their familys, many sleeping in tent citys and out of their cars.

    Thanks,good post
    L.R.B.

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