Monday, May 13, 2013

Senator Rubio Immigration Legislation

Since the immigration legislation was introduced, Senator Rubio has received over thousands of suggestions for how to improve the bill.  Senator Rubio encourages the public to continue reviewing the bill and sharing their ideas on ways to make the bill better when the time comes to amend the legislation.

·        RUBIO WELCOMES IMMIGRATION AMENDMENTS AS VITAL TO BILL’S PASSAGE, ENCOURAGES PUBLIC INPUT – “Ending today’s de facto amnesty and fixing our broken immigration system is essential for America’s sovereignty, security, job creation, economic growth and preserving immigration as a source of our nation’s strength. Leaving the status quo in place would be disastrous.”
·        RUBIO: WHAT BOSTON MEANS We need to stay engaged with the world and understand our enemies
·        RUBIO: THOMAS PEREZ WOULD BE A DISASTROUS LABOR SECRETARY “After carefully reviewing Thomas Perez’s, record, views and conduct during his confirmation process, it is clear to me he should not be confirmed to be America’s next Secretary of Labor. For a Cabinet position that oversees the country’s workforce, our nation deserves a proven administrator who is committed to maximizing opportunities for the American worker, not a liberal activist who has pushed the boundaries of public office to advance his agenda.”
·        RUBIO: AMERICA NEEDS A PRO-GROWTH IMMIGRATION SYSTEM – While there are a number of broken aspects of our immigration system today – including porous borders, weak workplace enforcement and an inadequate system to track foreign visitors who overstay their visas - one that also stands out is the way we handle academic talent and highly skilled workers.”
·        RUBIO WELCOMES SSA CHIEF ACTUARY’S PRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION – The Actuary’s Office also claims that, over the next 10 years, the legislation will prevent 2 million illegal immigrants from coming to the U.S., create 3.22 million jobs, and increase our gross domestic product by 1.63 percent more than if the status quo is left in place.
·        GROUP OF CONSERVATIVES BACKS ACTION ON IMMIGRATION Top Conservatives: "Simply opposing immigration reform should not be the conservative response to this problem. We believe conservatives should be leading the way on this issue by supporting legislation that upholds conservative principles."
·        RUBIO DISCUSSES BENGHAZI HEARING ON FOX & FRIENDS "Someone needs to be held accountable for what has happened here. But it’s also about preventing this from happening in the future."
·        Strengthening Immigration Reform: THREE AMENDMENTS INCREASING CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF DHS & BORDER SECURITY PASS – Senators were able to identify ways to improve Congressional oversight of DHS and border security. Three amendments - the Grassley 2Grassley 5, and Flake 2 - all improved the reporting of progress on border security.
  • RUBIO WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE’S ANNOUNCMENT TO EXAMINE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION “I am encouraged by today’s announcement of another immigration hearing because small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and their continued input during this process is critical to improving the legislation,” said Rubio. “Any solid immigration reform proposal must help entrepreneurs continue to innovate, create jobs, and grow their businesses…”
·        USA TODAY: MARCO RUBIO: ACCOUNTABILITY FOR BENGHAZI NEEDED – “We need to bring those behind this attack to justice and make sure that a tragedy like Benghazi does not happen again.”

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Immigration Reform Still Supported by many Republicans

Some members of the Republican party are attempting to kill immigration reform.  Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, and Chuck Grassely, R- Iowa, are 2 leading Republicans in the Senate and House, respectively, who are leading the effort to derail reform by first erroneously linking immigration reform to the tragedy in Boston, and when that failed, they and their fellow enemies of reform are turning to a new dirty tactic: delay delay delay and then introduce literally hundreds of amendments like Senator Ted Cruz, R- Texas, whose amendment eliminates a earned path to citizenship!

At the same time, while the bill has the support of the President and overwhelming Democratic support, not all Republicans are drinking the idiot kool-aid and trying to continue to deny immigrants their rights.  Four of the bills sponsor's are Republicans, and many in the GOP (Republican Party) still support reform.  In fact, Senator John McCain continues pushing for passage, as does his senate colleague from Arizona, Jeff Flake.  Marco Rubio is also standing firm in support of the bill.

Today, the fight for reform is intensifying, and the enemies of immigrants are trying everything to kill it.  But we are not alone.  In fact, as the attached article illustrates, most sensible REPUBLICANS are speaking out against Republican extremists who lack both intelligence as well as an ounce of common sense and any sense of humanity.  Anyone reading this should know that is is the time to contact these opponents and demand comprehensive immigration reform now!  Our experienced Orlando immigration attorneys at Brandt Immigration are doing all we can, but we need your voice and your help!!! We have to fight until we win.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How will immigration reform affect you and your family?

The proposed immigration reform may limit which relatives you can sponsor for a green card. If you are currently a US citizen or legal permanent resident you should seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney to ensure you preserve your right to sponsor relatives!

Our team of legal professionals are dedicated to protecting your rights and the best interests of you and your loved ones. We help  immigrants who are dealing with Deportation and Removal, Green Card issues, Business Visas, Work Visas, FiancĂ© Visas, Family Visa Petitions, criminal offenses, questions about immigration reform and more.

As who you choose to defend you could make all the difference in the outcome of your case, you need to ensure you have a skilled and experienced immigration lawyer on your side every step of the way.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Senator Rubio's Press Releases on Immigration Reform

Senator Rubio's Press Releases on Immigration Reform


Since the immigration legislation was introduced, Rubio has received over 1,100 suggestions for how to improve the bill.  Senator Rubio encourages the public to continue reviewing the bill and sharing their ideas on ways to make the bill better when the time comes to amend the legislation.


View Senator Rubio's Immigration Reform Facts


Rubio: We Can & Should Improve Immigration Reform Proposal – “…the way I think you’re supposed to  make public policy in this country is you file a bill as a starting point, but you don’t pretend you have all the answers to every question, and then you get input from others.”


Rubio Welcomes Announcement of Immigration Hearing to be Held by Commerce Committee – “Today’s announcement to hold another hearing examining the immigration reform bill is very encouraging because it adds more transparency and scrutiny to this process.”


Immigration Legislation Makes Clear There’s No E-Verify Gap – Gang of 8 Adds Amendment to Clarify E-Verify Program


Rubio Talks Immigration in Pasco County, Receives “Big Applause & Standing O”– Speaking to 600 diehard Pasco Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday night cast the sensitive work of immigration reform as a national security issue that can’t be ignored.


Rubio on Greta: “Immigration Bill is a Starting Point” – “…We want to hear from everybody about how to improve this…I think a very good starting point, but I think we need to build on it.”


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Thursday, May 2, 2013


 For Immediate Release                            Contacts: Alex Conant / Brooke Sammon
Thursday, May 2, 2013                            (202) 224-3041


Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold hearing on May 7th
Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee announced that it will hold a hearing to examine the border security measures in S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.”
After the announcement, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement:

“I am encouraged that the homeland security committee, which oversees the federal department and agencies tasked with securing our border and enforcing our immigration laws, will examine the immigration legislation.  We need more transparency and greater scrutiny of this bill, and it’s important for this committee to further help us identify ways we can secure our borders, strengthen interior enforcement and end today’s de facto amnesty of having 11 million illegal immigrants living here in violation of our laws. This kind of discussion and debate is essential for America’s security and for fixing our immigration system.”

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