February 21, 2007, - 9:50 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Associated Press reports that Mexico is doing a full court press–”aggressive lobbying”–to try to get Congress to pass immigration amnesty for illegal aliens.
The country has hired lobbyists and is going the distance in trying to push your Congressman and Senators to support amnesty for illegals.
Although Congress recently passed laws prohibiting Jack Abramoff-style lunches, trips abroad, and other goodies, there’s a giant loophole around it. The New York Times recently reported that Congressmen–like Hezbollah supporter Darrell Issa (R-California) a/k/a “Jihad Darrell” are now having lobbyists pay thousands into their campaign funds and Political Action Committees–for the same Abramoff-style goodies. Issa got lobbyists to pay at least $1,000 a pop to “accompany” him to a “The Who” concert.
So, the question is, how much are your Congressman and Senators getting from Mexico’s lobbyists? You may want to closely pore over his/her campaign committee and PAC to find out. But it won’t be easy because one needs to know who Mexico’s lobbyists are in order to find out where they are giving. We will need to find out who is registered as a foreign agent–as required by law–for Mexico.
It will also be interesting to see which lobbyists Mexico hires for these efforts. Money launderer, pan-Islamist, and all-around BS artist Grover Norquist has repeatedly pushed the open borders crap. Since he’s known to always be for sale, don’t count this man–who should be behind bars for illegally laundering and obtaining tax deductions for Jack Abramoff’s clients (because he’s best buddies with Karl Rove he gets protected from federal prosecution)–out of the lobbying for the sell-out of America and its borders.
Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s already on the take. He needs to keep his Palestinian Muslim wife-beard–oops, I mean he has a beard and is married to a Palestinian Muslim wife (for whom he secured a cush Bush Admin job)–in Prada.
And just how much is Mexico willing to spend to throw more of its illegal aliens onto the backs of U.S. taxpayers? We don’t know yet. But keep watching those reports. A good source is Open Secrets, which tracks full info on donors to campaigns and PACS and the candidate and PAC recipients.
More details from the AP story:
Determined to secure a migration accord, Mexico plans to begin an aggressive lobbying effort similar to its push to join the North American Free Trade Agreement, the country’s new ambassador to the United States said Tuesday.
Mexican consulates in the United States will be on the front lines of the effort, and will talk with state and federal lawmakers, business chambers, civic organizations and “all actors of U.S. society” who support a comprehensive immigration reform, Arturo Sarukhan said.
“There are few matters so important to the future of this country,” Sarukhan told reporters in Mexico City before departing for Washington.
The ambassador said Mexico has a brief window before campaigning begins in for the 2008 U.S. presidential election to convince Washington to approve immigration reforms.
“We are going to put into place the same kind of diplomatic and lobbying effort that we did in the early 1990s when NAFTA was being decided,” said Sarukhan, who was consul general in New York during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and a campaign adviser to Calderon.
Mexico wants Washington to usher through reforms to create a guest worker program, provide a legal path for millions of Mexicans living in the United States and allow for the reunification of families split by immigration laws.
Thanks to reader Carolyn for the tip. She asked:
Is there any way to find out what perks our wonderful Congressmen are getting from these Mexican lobbyists?
Like I said, it won’t be easy to find out, but it is possible.
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