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Scott Douglas, Executive Director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, nailed it on the Colbert Report, last night not only diction but also in tone, as he made his case against Alabama's HB 56, the most harmful and dangerous immigration law in the nation. Sometimes people try to go on Colbert and be funny, but it's hard to outfunny Colbert. It's better to just play it serious and let Colbert be the comedian, and Scott Douglas did that just as he said he would. More important, were his profound words which were almost always applauded by Colbert's audience.
Hilarious Fox & Friends comic through Daily Kos from August Pollak. Fox & Friends is easily one of the most nativist television shows on the air. Recently, I thought they finally aired a more neutral segment on Jose Antonio Vargas only to find out later that they followed up the segment by holding up Vargas as the perfect case for E-[Sc]arify. Media Matters has been doing an excellent job of chronicling their nativism.
No filibuster can derail this train, Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins will not stand in the way of GIR this time. Even industry lobbyists are sitting out this fight ... they know their time is better spent elsewhere.
And don't miss last month's update on GIR 2010.
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Dear Mr. Santa Claus,
This is an open letter from William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, Jim Gilchrist founder of The Minuteman Project, Peter Brimelow, founder of VDARE, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Pat Buchanan, the members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, and most Republicans, along with some Democrats, in the U.S. Senate.
We have just received word from the North Pole that you have been delivering presents to the United States all of these years without adhering to the proper legal immigration procedures. We ask you, Mr. Claus, the same question we ask of all illegal aliens in America, "What part of ILLEGAL don't you understand?" We ask that you cease and desist delivering presents to Americans this very Christmas Eve, or we will be forced to report you to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You are infringing upon America's sovereignty and encouraging law-breaking by flouting a complex immigration system that few people understand.
It does not matter to us that there is, in actuality, no legal way for anyone to migrate to America from the North Pole. There is no way for most illegal aliens to migrate to America. That is the way we like it and we call any attempt to change it: AMNESTY. Yes, we enjoy writing both the words, AMNESTY, and ILLEGAL, in capital letters. They make more sense when we write them that way. We also believe it is important to tell you on this Christian holiday, Mr. Claus, that we do not believe in the Christian values of forgiveness, compassion, and mercy.
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Andrea Nill over at Think Progress' Wonk Room picked up one of the most entertaining developments in the U.S. migration policy debate that I've had the pleasure of coming across in some time. Chuck Norris is pro-migrant!
Just in case you haven't been on the planet Earth in the last five years, Chuck Norris has become an Internet phenomenon for satirical "facts" invoking his name. Chuck Norris himself seems to have an ambivalent relationship with these "facts", but there is one new "fact" Chuck Norris might be proud to claim. Taking Rachel LaBruyere's lead at the Standing FIRM Blog, here is a new "Chuck Norris fact": Chuck Norris can fix the broken U.S. migration system in 1 minute on Fox News.
This new "Chuck Norris fact" got me thinking. What kind of Chuck Norris facts could folks come up with in the U.S. migration policy debate? Even better, what if Chuck Norris were a migrant? Here's what I came up with.