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The Texas Solution is born....and Who Delivered
Over the years, conservative activists involved in the Republican party had been able to thwart vested interests in the cheap labor crowd from tilting the GOP immigration plank away from its enforcement-based leanings. But in 2012, at the GOP convention in Ft. Worth,the piracy wing in guest-worker amnesty won the day.See below:
Dr. Steve Hotze (http://www.texasgopvote.com/tags/hotze-immigration-video)
Brad Bailey (http://www.tfrw.org/ChampionofFreedom.aspx)
Hispanic Outreach Dept. (http://www.texasgopvote.com/texas-gop-immigration-platform-pandering-or-progress-004292)
The Republican Convention in Ft. Worth saw the birth of the Texas Solution and little did the conservative delegates know what was going to happen as late as 10PM that night. Here ia an anecdotal account from a delegate, precinct 1 in Houston,Tx.:
"At the 2012 Texas GOP Convention, Chairman Munisteri allowed debate of a string of meaningless resolutions, to run out the clock on the afternoon session. He adjourned the session because of scheduled social events, instructing us to return at 10:00 p.m. My husband and others refused to return. They went to their hotels and to bed, after a long, tiring day of traipsing from one end of the Ft. Worth Convention Center to the other, sitting through tedious meetings and enduring an ice cold arena for general sessions.I, and a handful of my friends, as well as all of the Texas Solution conspirators, returned at 10:00 and an unverified quorum was declared. Someone asked for permission for Jerry Patterson, a non-delegate, to speak. We politely granted it and he rose to introduce his Amendment to the Party Platform, the Texas Solution. It passed. Many of its opponents were in bed, asleep. All of its proponents were in the hall, taking advantage of the inexperience of the rest of the delegates. How can an idea, “approved” by the Convention using such underhanded tactics, be considered the “will of the Texas Republican Party?”
and precinct 305 chair from Katy,Texas: "...there were many of us standing in line to speak (I was one of them) who weren't allowed to speak before they called for a floor vote. I'm sure not everyone wanted to speak against the proposed platform, but I know there were some who did."
Take a look at the before & after immigration plank victory spoils from this special interest coup'd'etat:
IMMIGRATION PLANK 2010:
Legal Immigration – One nation, one flag, one language, one loyalty;
America is a country of immigrants, we should insist that any immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself/herself to the United States. He/she shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else. This is predicated upon the fact that the person is in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance. Anyone who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t American at all. We have room but for one flag, the American Flag. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language. We have room for but one sole loyalty and that is loyalty to the American people. (Teddy Roosevelt, 1907)
Illegal Immigration – Secure the Borders Now.
With growing impatience the American people in overwhelming numbers have asked our Government to secure our borders. They now demand it and we as a party agree with the American people. Illegal aliens have by definition violated U.S. law.
We oppose illegal immigration, amnesty in any form leading to citizenship, or legal status for illegal immigrants. We support an end to the “catch and release” policy; criminal penalties and aggressive enforcement for those who knowingly employ illegal workers; expeditious hearings on deporting non-violent illegal immigrants; amending the U.S. constitution to suspend automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants; elimination of federal and state funding to cities with “sanctuary” laws; empowering state and local law enforcement agencies with authority and resources to detain illegal immigrants; rejection of non-verifiable foreign-issued cards as valid identification; strict prosecution of any entity involved in phony identification documents; elimination of day labor work centers; elimination of laws requiring hospitals to give non-emergency care to illegal’s; elimination of social security benefits or federal and state funding to illegal’s for education, housing or business loans; preventing any foreign entity from using our judicial system to enter the United States; document verification prior to issuance of a Texas drivers license; withholding federal highway funds from any state issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens; and aggressive prosecution of persons smuggling humans across our borders. We support requiring all employers to utilize E-verify system to confirm the legal status of all new hires.
Enforcement of Immigration Law – We support strict and immediate enforcement of all immigration laws.
Birthright Citizenship – We call on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of these United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States: with no exceptions.
IMMIGRATION PLANK 2012:
The Texas Solution – Because of decades-long failure of the federal government to secure our borders and address the immigration issue, there are now upwards of 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States today, each of whom entered and remain here under different circumstances. Mass deportation of these individuals would neither be equitable nor practical; while blanket amnesty, as occurred with the Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, would only encourage future violations of the law. We seek common ground to develop and advance a conservative, market- and law-based approach to our nation’s immigration issues by following these principles:
1. Secure Our Borders – The U.S. Border must be secured immediately! We demand the application of effective, practical and reasonable measures to secure our borders and to bring safety and security for all Americans along the border and throughout the nation.
2. Modernize the United States Social Security Card – We support the improvement of our 1936 Social Security card to use contemporary anti-counterfeit technology. The social security card will not be considered a National ID card for U.S. citizens.
3. Birthright Citizenship – We call on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States with no exceptions.
4. Create an Effective and Efficient Temporary Worker Program – A national Temporary Worker Program should be implemented to bring skilled and unskilled workers into the United States for temporary periods of time when no U.S. workers are currently available. The program should also require:
Self-funding through participation fees and fines;
Applicants must pass a full criminal background check;
Applicants with prior immigration violations would only qualify for the program if they paid the
Applicants and/or Employers must prove that they can afford and/or secure private health insurance;
Applicants must waive any and all rights to apply for financial assistance from any public entitlement
Applicant must show a proficiency in the English language and complete an American civic class;
Temporary Workers would only be able to work for employers that deduct and match payroll taxes;
All participants would be issued an individual Temporary-Worker Biometric Identification Card that
tracks all address changes and both civil and criminal court appearances as a defendant.
Please read more about the Texas Solution here: http://www.stopthemagnet.com/blog/texas-solution-it-amnestyyes-it