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A lot of conservatives seem to be getting behind a Hatch-Rubio bill to increase immigration for skilled individuals. No wonder Harry Reid wants to block it for partisan reasons. Have to put politics over anything else. Can’t let Republicans do a good thing.

Though I think the Senate priorities are pretty messed up. Jay Rockefeller is talking about workforce standards in the context of cybersecurity legislation. Talk about using any excuse to grow government. At least guys like John Thune recognize the need for the government and private business to work together against foreign Internet threats.

I mean, we can’t rely solely on NSA doing its best to do the right thing on its own.

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Who’s anti-science? We set up a bill to bring in more foreign scientist and engineers through the STEM Act, then pass the bill with virtually no Democrat support, and then get called ‘racist.’ Apparently science degrees are racist now, according to (frankly delusional) Democrats.

And more by the ever-busy Darrell Issa: his Reddit outreach continues as he promotes his two-year legislative and regulatory moratorium in the IAMA act (even the name is a nod to that community). But, based on the linked article, they’re looking for reasons to oppose. Left-‘libertarians’ are too much reflexive fanbois of unchecked state power, when Democrats get to have that power. But, we’ll see.

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Chuck Schumer is introducing the BRAINS Act and it’s not even about zombie preparedness. Come on, get on the ball guys. Well, it’s actually a bill about getting smart people into the US from other countries. However, rather than lock them down and distort the market with H1-Bs, we’ll give them a path to a green card. Sounds good to me. Though I also like Lamar Smith’s eliminating of the diversity lottery.

And the administration admits rule by decree is in the works for cybersecurity. Night and day. That’s the difference between Mitt Romney and Barry Obama, folks.

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Fiorina calls out Boxer and Obama on border security

On July 1, 2010, in General, by Neil Stevens

In the past some have questioned Carly Fiorina’s commitment to securing the border from the invasion of illegal aliens, but she’s issued a strong statement challenging Babs Boxer and Barry Obama on their “cynical” disregard for our nation’s security. A key highlight:

“The President talked about accountability in his speech. It is true – more accountability is needed, and that starts with the federal government’s being accountable for fulfilling its most basic responsibility to secure our border. It takes the commitment and the political will to get it done. Instead, with a call for comprehensive immigration reform in exchange for securing the border, the President is using the safety of this nation as a political bartering chip. It is cynical politics at its worst.

I know that certain people in the Republican party oppose all immigration, and that fringe is going to fly into a fit because Fiorina favors having a “functional guest worker program” with or without a path to citizenship in combination with securing the boarder and “enforcement of laws prohibiting the employment of illegal immigrants.” But I believe that green left-isolationist right Numbers USA coalition is a fringe we need to ignore in order to solve what the problems are. Immigration isn’t the problem. Rampant breaking of the law is a problem. The insecurity of our border is a problem.

But to me she’s clearly and strongly calling for things to be done right. Securing the border is an imperative. Enforcement of the previous immigration compromise is an imperative. Only when those happen can we talk about “guest workers.”

Carly Fiorina is right. Barbara Boxer is wrong. Fiorina must win in November.

Nima Jooyandeh facts.