Later this month a group of conservatives who support efforts to give work permits, legal status, or citizenship to illegal aliens will be holding a "fly-in" to meet with Republican Congressmen in an effort to get them to support legislation that amnesties illegal aliens.  The group, numbering more than 300, includes pastors, farmers, police chiefs, and business owners among its number.

One of those visiting the House of Representatives on Oct. 28 will be Jeremy Hudson, a pastor from House Speaker John Boehner's district: "I'm not an advocate of open borders. I'm not an advocate of blanket amnesty. I just see (undocumented immigrants) who are hurting and want to contribute to their family ... and the system is not working for them."

Another participant is 70 year-old Idaho rancher Terry Jones, who got tired of looking for legal workers: "I was getting too old to fuss with finding the labor. We're not here wanting to break the laws. Heavens to Betsy, we've got stewardship of the land and our animals, employees we want to treat right and pay a fair wage to. But the government is just interested in ... who's going to get the credit, who's going to get the votes."

The fly-in is funded by organizations, many who hold non-conservative ideals, who want Congress to pass comprehensive amnesty.  Among these groups are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Parternship for a New American Economy, FWD.US, which is funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley tech titans, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

You can read more about the pro-amnesty event here.

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Updated: Fri, Oct 18th 2013 @ 9:48am EDT

Gene 5798 of TX's picture

Get off Facebook. Now I am very, very glad that I never got on that guy's facebook, and now NO ONE will ever get me to do it. He is promoting crime in America. I am MAD!!

Philip 5927 of AZ's picture
George Soros is a big problem, too. Yes, he is a big troublemaker because he always encourages immigration chaos. Recently, he gave a lot of money to National Day Laborers Organizing Network (pro-illegal immigration organiztion) to block buses deporting illegal aliens.
Philip 5927 of AZ's picture
According to Breitbart News, during traffic stop in Tucson, AZ, illegal immigration activists assaulted border patrol agents in an attempt to block the detention of 3 suspected illegal aliens, but NO charges were charged against these activists. NO CHARGES!?! They should have been arrested immediately for interfering with border patrol agents in the performance of their duties. A border patrol agent said that the federal government's lack of enforcement was "shameful" and a "running joke" that encourages more lawlessness. I strongly agree with his best statement.
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Philip 5927 of AZ's picture
NO charges were brought against these activists? I believe Obama would rather protect all criminal invaders and pro-illegal immigration activists than U.S citizens, border patrol and ICE agents.
Aaron 8129 of ID's picture
We need to tell him! I'm a lot older than him. I'm 41. I dont need a 29 yr old what's right for me and my family. I'm sure others here feel the same way!
Sonny 5967 of AZ's picture
One wonders how a 70 year old Idaho rancher gets the ear of House Leadership while they refuse to even meet with ICE Union Pres. Chris Crane? Terry Jones sounds like a perfect fit for this "victim" mentality share by the beloved dreamers. He doesn't want to break the law, it's the big bad immigration policy that is forcing him to do it in order for his ranch to remain viable. Huh? He claims he treats his employees right and pays a fair wage but it is still too much fuss to find a legal resident to work for him. If I were Mr. Jones' Rep. I'm would not just take his word for it. I would tell him to bring in his books and prove it. Let's see what you have been up to all these years Terry. Let's see what you consider to be a fair wage and working conditions? Let's get to the truth. Let's shine some light on it. You too Zuck. If there is as much shortage of engineers as you claim then their wages must be through the roof right now, correct? Let's see your new hires wages today and compare them to 5 and 10 years ago. We should see a rapid climb in their earnings since they are in such high demand correct? Put it out there. Prove it or Shut Up.
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Alicia 8676 of MI's picture
Totally. During the hearings on the House immigration bills, all they had was a bunch of big ag interests saying "we can't find anybody. We really tried." That's it. I'm supposed to take their word for it. Not likely.
Ifti 7308 of NJ's picture
With over 35 Million Americans Unemployed and Millions more Underemployed the "Tea party Senator Ted Cruz added an Amendment to Immigration Legislation to INCREASE H-1B Visas by 500%! YES you heard it RIGHT! 500%! What a Traitor! CSPAN, NBC, CNBC MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX all are the promoter for pro cheap cheap Slave labor Propaganda and are all madly addicted to cheap cheap H-1B/L1 Slaves and Illegal Aliens!
GlenR 1973 of WV's picture
I have heard this before nd attempted to get an answer from Cruz's office but failed. Do you have a link to this info and I will again attempt to get an answer. Thanks
GlenR 1973 of WV's picture
Now I wonder why his office didn't know anything about the visa increase but the following was included in a June 2013 press release: " Cruz 1325: Increase high-skilled temporary worker visas (H-1B visas) five-foldThis amendment would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. It would also help America retain the people it educates by authorizing dual-intent student visas and address the need for high-skilled labor by creating a block grant to promote domestic high-skilled workers."
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Kathleen 8719 of NC's picture
This is a portion from the Congressional Record- SA 1325. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes which was ordered to lie on the table as follows: Beginning on page 1629, strike line 7 and all that follows through page 1714, line 19, and insert the following: SEC. 4101. MARKET-BASED H-1B VISA LIMITS. (a) In General.--Section 214(g)(1) (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(1)) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking ``(beginning with fiscal year 1992)'' and (2) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows: ``(A) under section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) may not exceed-- ``(i) 65,000 in fiscal year 2013 and ``(ii) 325,000 in each subsequent fiscal year and''
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Alicia 8676 of MI's picture
Sorry, something went wrong with the link I gave you. You can get to the article I was talking about by googling "Cruz Claims middle." It should take you to a sept 13 article from nyt called "cruz tries to claim middle ground on immigration." In it, he says he supports legalization for the illegals as well as tripling our current immigration levels. He may be good for some things, but he's no hard liner on illegal immigration.
Ifti 7308 of NJ's picture
Exposing the Traitors: Tea Party Rep. Raúl Labrador (Republican -ID). Let's just review his position on Guest Workers: "I believe that we need a guest worker program that actually works because guest workers play an important role in the American economy and more specifically in the state of Idaho."
David 2908 of CA's picture

I'm so sick of Zuckerberg. Silicon valley is overwhelmingly foreigners driving up the cost of living and driving down wages. Great for Zuckerberg but bad for the rest of us.

GlenR 1973 of WV's picture
Identifying a particular economical, social, or political system that is pushing Amnesty. However, I don't assume that capitalism or conservatism is the driving force and I do dislike dealing with any "ism" as an absolute. Having said that I will identify today's version of corporatism; I once read that it was defined as a combination of the worst aspects of fascism and socialism if you can even imagine a best aspect of either. In other words corporatism is the organizing of a society in the image of the corporation in order to reverse the independence of Citizens, in this particular case United States Citizen, resulting in their subjugation to corporatism. Minimizing the self-sufficiency of the United States and for that matter any nation thus creating a corporate feudalism, I know another ism. We continue to see the illegals from Third World Countries imported to take Citizens jobs and drive down wages and we also see jobs exported to Third World Countries again leaving Citizens with out jobs and wages dropping. Both of these occurrences along with the required Open or no borders strengthen the international corporations. Too many U.S. Citizens are wrapped up into winning one for their political party and our nation's survival becomes secondary to PARTY Loyalty again assisted by both major political parties and financed by the Elitist Political Contributors. Any way you look at it Corporatism seems to be the agenda which is made more feasible by open borders and amnesty for the illegals of course the preference of the Elitists from both major political parties. Need to ask the Pro-ILLEGAL politicians why they support Corporatism against the interest of the U.S. Citizens?
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Sylvia 4936 of CA's picture
How sick to have to open this thread to see those two snakes there! The Reptilian Bloomberg and the milk sop traitor Zuckerberg! YUK!
Albert 3441 of PA's picture
"I'm not an advocate for auto theft.I just see auto thieves as people who are hurting and want to contribute to their family ... and the system is not working for auto thieves." What is the difference between this argument the one that this man-of-the-cloth is making on behalf of immigration criminals? And which is worse - stealing someone's car or stealing their country?
Sonny 5967 of AZ's picture
And what if the auto thief protested when the law tried to take the car away. He appealed to a Federal Court that taking the car away would create a 'hardship' for him and he would have to walk to his appointments and to work. And the court agreed and allowed him to keep the car he stole.And what if the president said that only semi-truck thieves would be arrested but if you steal compact or mid-sized cars it is okay. We will not prosecute.And what if certain sheriffs announced that they would no longer arrest car thieves because it would violate the trust of the community. If they arrest car thieves, then the car thieves would be afraid to report other crimes like bank robberies or ID theft. Would a reasonable person be inclined to believe that car thefts would decrease and the problem would dissolve under these circumstances?
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Lori 3116 of PA's picture

How about the guy that robs the bank down the street and hands all the money stolen over to his kids. Should his kids be allowed to keep the money? They didn't steal it... They may even need it... Should the father's sins hurt his kids? And what is the next law these criminals will decide they don't like and ignore? Rape... Murder... They made Healthcare a "Right" what's next? Behind our old plant was a closed down railroad yard. The illegals would jump off the trains and cross over into our property. That was their "right"... We were told by the Feds to stop all attempts to remove them. They even demanded that our dog no longer run on our property as the illegals were afraid of him. Our government was protecting the poor little illegals against us... The evil property owners.

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Sonny 5967 of AZ's picture
"I just see (undocumented immigrants) who are hurting and want to contribute to their family.... and the system is not working for them." With all due respect sir, the U.S. Immigration system was not designed to be working for them (illegal aliens). And justly so. The system should be making it as hostile as possible on those individuals who sought first their own personal gain and broke the laws of this country. Those people who gave no thought to the suffering they might impose upon others through their self serving and criminal acts. The 'system' should be working for american citizens in the same manner mexicos immigration system serves the people of mexico. If you have to gaze at far away lands to find hunger, disease, and want, then you are not looking very hard. If it is your desire to allow stowaways to take the place of purchased ticketholders on that lifeboat as the ship slips under the sea then let it be your place, but do not advocate for sweeping policies that would take that choice away from all legally onboard. I have never seen so much blind devotion to a subgroup of people in all my days.
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Kathleen 9822 of WA's picture
The rich elitist want to replace you with cheaper more compliant foreign labor they don't like uppity workers trying to take anything from them like decent pay. The politicians getting their pieces of silver to sell out Americas soul and culture.
Kathleen 9822 of WA's picture
I see undocumeted immigrants stealing identities and forging fradulent documents for sale. I see undocumented immigrants commiting crime and running back to countries of origin to evade law enforcement. I see undocumented immigrants commiting tax fraud . I see undocumted immigrants associated with drug cartels .To say they are just here feeding their families is a misconception . Lets at least be honest about undocumented immigration.
Frank 2881 of FL's picture
Start to ramp up the calls and faxes. Paul Ryan supposedly has been working on his amnesty bill. They will probably cave on Obamacare. If they cave on amnesty then it is the end of the GOP.
Alicia 8676 of MI's picture
I *got* one just to post NO AMNESTY on the pages of the pro-amnesty reps. Look, Facebook exists and the GOP staff looks at it. Why not use it to communicate your opinion? La Raza uses it, pretending to be 15 different people all saying YES to amnesty. You should use it too!
Greg 4701 of IN's picture
Indiana has three new Congressmen who think legalization should be handed to illegals. Susan Brooks 5th 202-225-2276 Luke Messer 6 th 202-225-3021 and Todd Young 9 th 202-225-5313 need to hear from us! No citizenship legalization or amnesty for criminals!
Andrew 0478 of PA's picture
It is a disgrace that Obama cares more about illegals then people who are unemployed. Those that support amnesty need to be thrown out of office.
Craig 1297 of NY's picture

Im still trying to figure out how this is good for the citizens of the US and the country in general. I thought elected officials were bound to work in the interests of its citizens and when they dont they should be removed.. immediately. not wait until the next election when its too late and the damage is done.

Angela 8542 of FL's picture
It's disgusting how they work only for themselves, not the people.....give everything away to everyone other than the citizens....Everyone of them, both sides are disgusting human beings....Not for the USA, just they themselves.
Ramon 8952 of AZ's picture

How can 14 million Illegal Aliens help our country if they are given Amnesty. --20 million Americans out of work...Obama just wants to get rid of the Republican party..

Rose and James 8827 of FL's picture
If you are in any way for amnesty for this particular bunch of lawbreakers, you are not a "conservative". The issue and the title are mutually exclusive. The rule of law is a primary principle of conservatism, and you cannot simply waive it just because it fits your particular agenda at this moment in time. There are other ways to solve your problem, which does not make a mockery of our laws and reward the most unappealing of "immigrants" to ever enter this country, save for the 9/11 bunch..
Lori 3116 of PA's picture
The so-called "Republicans" should be running ads across the country showing the illegals being served coffee and donuts while at the same time our World War 2 Vets are being threatened by the Park Police in riot gear. Also would someone please ask Ryan, McShame, Rubio and the other traitors WHY are they wanting to bring in 50-60 MILLION immigrants with little to no education when MIT and CMU are building robotic farm equipment that will eliminate farm workers? It's happening right now... And in 10 years it will most likely replace the majority and then what are these uneducated, uneducable people to do for jobs? Become Stock Brokers? Doctors? Lawyers? Not likely... More like the newest generation of breeders and welfare mooches. I for one will leave the Republican Party for good and NOT vote for another Republican if Ryan somehow gets his Amnesty garbage through. I don't recall where it states in our Constitution or Bill of Rights that I'm to work 100 hours a week to support Mexicans and other illegals. And what happened to where immigrants needed to prove they would NOT be a burden and had to have a sponsor? Nowhere on my Birth Certificate does it say I'm a sponsor of 20 some MILLION illegals.
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Vince 0041 of PA's picture
Someone needs to remind "liberals" why THEY should be opposing thin nonsense. Little "lefty" reasons like protecting American workers, and environmental protection. The libs seem to have forgot their core values.
John 9100 of ME's picture
These people "flying in" aren't "liberals" they're rich, fat cat "conservatives" who are probably all Republicans. We spend all kinds of time watching what the "left hand" (Democrats) are doing meanwhile, the "right hand" (the GOP) is spending hundreds of million$$ to get a Senate-style immigration bill passed. The Democrats are slightly worse on immigration than the GOP, but not much.