‘Human Rights First’ praises ten open-borders REPUBLICANS who say ‘bring in the refugees!’

Bring in the Muslims! The Brotherhood too!

Or, in the case of Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan maybe it means ‘bring in the Muslims!’

Update February 12th:  Just released by the Center for Security Policy—The Islamist enablers, the case against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, here.

These open-borders Republicans must be mad as hell that Boehner and the boys backed-off of so-called ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ for this year and thus limited the flow of legal cheap labor!

From Human Rights First (hat tip: Richard Falknor of Blue Ridge Forum):

Washington, D.C. –   As Republican leaders in Congress work through the party’s immigration reform priorities, ten of the nation’s most prominent Republican leaders released a statement today that urges the party to recommit to upholding the United States’ position as an international leader in protecting refugees fleeing oppression and seeking asylum.   The statement is signed by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez; former Florida Governor Jeb Bushformer Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; former Senator Mel MartinezGrover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform;   Suhail A. Khan, chairman of the Conservative Inclusion Coalition; Jim Ziglar, former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS); Alberto Mora, former General Counsel of the Navy; and Dr. Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs .

“The United States has granted asylum and provided resettlement to thousands of refugees who have fled political, religious, ethnic, racial, and other persecution,” wrote the Republican leaders. “In some cases, they are people who stood with America, against tyranny, even when it was dangerous or unpopular in their own country.”

Today’s statement challenges American leaders to uphold the nation’s promise to oppressed people who yearn to live in freedom by expressing their commitment to the following principles:

*Fair and enforceable immigration laws that reflect our national interests and uphold core American values;
*Protection for refugees fleeing from persecution and elimination of unnecessary barriers and challenges that are preventing legitimate refugees from entering the country;
*A fair and timely decision-making process for those seeking refuge; and
*Implementation of the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The statement recalls the leading role the Republican Party has taken in these efforts.  [They use Reagan’s “shining city on a hill.”—ed]


The signatories noted, “It should be obvious to all that our immigration system is in dire need of an overhaul,” adding, “We must have fair and enforceable immigration laws that reflect our national interest and uphold core American values and our history as a country committed to humane treatment and dignity of the individual.”

Their full statement is hereVery useful of the Republican refugee lobbyists to identify themselves!

We have an extensive archive here and at Potomac Tea Party Report on Grover Norquist (both go back for many years).  Someday all of those who got too close to Norquist will be running for the hills!

Related:  Another open-borders Republican is George Will.  I happened to catch Laura Ingraham and Will having the most heated discussion I’ve ever seen on Fox News Sunday, two days ago, here.  Will was arguing for the need for laborers and Ingraham asked ‘why have borders at all?’  He dodged the question.

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