There is absolutely no stance or action on illegal immigration recorded on Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin anywhere in statements or press releases. We have absolutely no idea where she stands on the border fence, birthright citizenship, workplace enforcement, sanctuary cities and in general, amnesty. This is disturbing for a running mate that could potentially end up as the commander in chief should McCain die in office. I have looked far and wide for information and come up blank.
All I can assume is that she is in lockstep with McCain's amnesty since amnesty for illegal aliens is an issue he has such a passion for that he has gotten angry at anyone who questions him on it - including voters.
If anyone can find information on Sarah Palin's stance on illegal immigration please send it on by posting a comment below or through the contact link at the top and bottom of this site. Thank you
She is for immigration reform.
She will pass amnesty.
I know here, she is pro gun, pro life, but is also pro immigration.
WIll legalize illegal immigrants.
Mccain and Palin.
Vs Obama BIden.
Posted by: JoeBiden on August 29, 2008 05:41 PM
I haven't found anything either and I also looked. I suspect that being a native Alaskan, she has limited experience with the influx of illegal aliens. Perhaps she has agreed to McAmnesty's plan, but I suspect she may not have an opinion set in stone. Who knows, if she gets a chance to see the blighted areas of the South West, a real opposing opinion may form.
A while back I was over at some lefty liberal blogs. The topic of illegal immigration always had the same old tune. Feel sorry for illegal aliens. One of the blog's owners was a die hard liberal New Yorker. This owner, a woman, actually spent about 2 weeks in Texas and AZ along the border. When she came back her tune had changed 180 degrees. She had seen and talked to friends and others who put up with the daily invasion of our country. Perhaps a similar situation may occur with Palin.
Posted by: Brad on August 29, 2008 07:18 PM
She is not a native Alaskan she is from Idaho. Even went to the University of Idaho.
You are and were right with regards to my stupid PW post a couple of days ago about the Denver PD.
I'm sorry, and appreciate your wisdom.
Posted by: easyliving1 on August 29, 2008 11:47 PM
Very worrisome because as governor of Alaska she has never uttered a word against the invasion and McCain bypassed all Republican governors who have either signed enforcement legislation or enacted enforcement by executive order. This is a red flag for me!!! Never a peep about the Mexican consulate in Alaska either!
Posted by: Joy on August 30, 2008 12:14 AM
If you think Alaska hasn't been touched by Mexico yet then you must not believe that Mexico is pushing as hard as they can in the entire United States.
Good point Joy. Digger, I stand corrected on her being a native of Alaska. But whether Alaska or Idaho, I doubt that illegal immigration was much of an issue when she was growing up or in school. I wasn't inferring that illegal immigration hasn't touched Alaska. It just isn't going to be as big a problem as it is in the southern border states. Even in your area, as bad as it is, I would suspect it isn't like the colonias along the border. Visit El Paso, Calexico or Nogales and you are in a different country. I doubt most Alaskans consider illegal immigration a problem because it hasn't impacted them the same as it has people in the lower 48. I have relatives who live there, and for the most part they never see any Spanish speaking people. Palin most probably hasn't offered up an opinion, because it isn't a high priority issue in Alaska. Why open a can of worms if you don't need too. Obviously that will change because she is on the national stage. More then likely she will offer up McAmnesty's canned response. Does that mean she really feels like that or her opinion will change? Only time will tell.
Posted by: Brad on August 30, 2008 11:53 AM
Found you at the AOL blogs but couldn't register to comment.
Here's what americanpatrol.com's Glenn Spencer wrote today:
Here's what Glenn Spencer of americanpatrol.com wrote as the head story on his site today. He's excited about Palin. He thinks her selection means that McCain won't sign any amnesty:
Palin joins McCain But Watch Out
August 30, 2008
This performance by Governor Sarah Palin is incredible. Palin was a supporter and fund-raiser for Pat Buchanan as far back as 1996.
One of Buchanan's main issues is illegal immigration and the need to control the border and enforce our laws. He is opposed to McCain's comprehensive immigration reform. Were she to selectively back off illegal immigration and support McCain's plan she would prove to be a sell-out and would hurt McCain more than helping them. She and McCain must know this. If they don't, we must make sure they do.
Watch Palin's speech accepting McCain's invitation to join him as Vice President
Watch MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Chris Matthews, and Pat Buchanan comment on Palin's nomination
PS -- JUST GOT THIS EMAIL
Laura Ingraham stated on her radio show Friday morning that a few months ago she spoke with Palin and Palin told her that she was against "comprehensive immigration" reform. If it is true that she opposes McCain and Obama and Biden on amnesty and instead is for strong enforcement of the borders, this will get McCain more votes than he would lose from having another open-borders person on his ticket.
Is it okay to refer to Palin as Ms. November?
Glenn is convinced that as a Buchananite way back when, she's therefore an anti-Invasion conservative as many of us are. However, I seriously doubt that McCain would have selected her had she expressed those views to him. The reason? With his ego and passion for Amnesty, he wouldn't want his underling showing him up. I'm convinced that that's why he didn't pick 11-state-winning Romney. And I'm also convinced that's why he didn't pick conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn who was rumored to be on his short list.
Brad is right--only time will tell. However, Laura Ingraham says that SHE had a one-on-one with Gov. Palin recently, and the good Governor said she was against Amnesty.
Posted by: levotb on August 30, 2008 08:38 PM
Sounds like she is as ambigous as McAmnesty. McCain is as big a flip flopper on this issue as Obama is on gun rights, thinking he is pleasing us and LaRaza at the same time while really confusing both sides. It sounds like he found a soul mate in his selection. The report of the Buchanan connection is encouraging. And I agree that Alaska and Hawaii are the least affected of the United States.
Posted by: ken pope on August 31, 2008 03:16 AM
To JoeBiden, I am also pro immigration (a foreign national in our country with permission). The opposition brain washing is now affecting those on our side, calling illegal aliens immigrants.
McCain heard about the abortion issue again in the town hall when a voter asked about whether he would pick a pro-life running mate. Another, according to the Washington Post, worried he would select someone who would "cause us to want to stay home."
"I will nominate a person to be vice president, my running mate, who shares my principles, my values and my priorities," McCain said to loud applause
WHAT ARE JOHN MC CAIN'S PRIORITIES??
Come on folks, Stop the wishful thinking!
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Posted by: Rosanna Pulido on September 1, 2008 02:50 PM
I want to say Palin is pro-human smugling. On the 90's to this time! Mexico was busy using the Mexican media to push Mexicans into the USA California to be specific. The idea of having a baby to anchor the family in the USA was born and promoted by Lawyers in the USA. That was because CA had no more jobs for the uneducated illegal alien. Then the Mexican media in the USA and the Mexican enbasy advised the illegal aliens to move to other states and to go to alaska. The people I know say, they are welcomed in Alaska.
here's a website that states where she stands on the immigration issue and others.
Posted by: Steve on September 9, 2008 11:51 PM
The "On the Issues" site linked above had none of this when I first checked. Now all they have is mostly hearsay and no direct stance by Palin.
The fact remains that she was governor of Alaska for 2 years and in all of that time did not speak out against illegal immigration, the Sanctuary City policies in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the Sanctuary State policies that were in place and the driver's licenses for illegal aliens that they continue to receive in Alaska (though legislation ending the practice has been put forth since she was in office - yet no comment from her supporting it).
She's playing a shell game with the issue and frankly I'm sick of guessing where a candidate stands on the issue. At least with Obama, Biden and McCain we know where they stand - they all support amnesty for illegal aliens.
Let's all remember that she won't be president, McCain will.
You're right on. I wouldn't trust McCain as far as I could throw him. He wouldn't have picked an anti-Invasion conservative because (she) would show him up on the issue. Don't get me wrong--I like Gov. Palin, but she's too "rah rah" for McCain and I'm sure has been coached not to go against his "Border secure first" phrase that has conned so many conservatives into thinking he's changed on the issue.
Posted by: levotb on September 13, 2008 08:19 AM
Palin supports Amnesty . Her state allows imports of labor women from Russia over 400 this year worked at a larsen bay seafood cannery and several hundred more Phillipino men in a Anchorage cannery . The fly them in in April and out in September . Yes there are many alaskans who would take those jobs .
Posted by: Dave on October 5, 2008 11:06 AM
joebiden poster was right...Gov. Palin FINALLY opened up--to UNIVISION, of all interviewers--about her positions on Amnesty and Open Borders.
The good Governor is laboring under the sorry misconception that there are 12 million illegals in the U.S. when the latest study (October 2007 CAPS Report) found there to be between 20 and 38 million, most of the panelists siding with the 38 million figure.
Still, the important issue for Gov. Palin is that she is clearly in McCain's pocket on the Invasion, whether by choice or by prior agreement. Conservatives will feel the air go out of the balloon upon hearing this. But that's why McCain didn't pick attractive, well-spoken and experienced Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (who was rumored to be on the short list): Ms. Blackburn is strongly anti-Invasion. Gov. Palin is pro-Amnesty.
Everybodys suppost to obey the laws in the US
I like the spanish influence in the us as well as chinese,african,european.But if you are here illegally you need to go back and do things right.
To secure the borders all you have to do is to build two Border bases along the 3ooo mile stretch of mexico.Not to fight with mexicans but to keep illegal crossings from happening.These Border Bases will actually be training for our soldiers.1.finding people in rough country. 2.finding tunnels. 3.stopping the flow of illegal drugs to our country.
4.We would also have to stiffin up electronic support at the border crossings.and what will this do?
stop the flow so that when we do find illegals and deport them they cant turn around and walk back in.
slowly and surely the 110000000-15000000 illegals that are here would be sent back and made to abide by our laws (like evebody else).illegals cost us money through government programs.
I do believe that this will help bring back a little confidence in our government by using common sence.
The United States was built by COMMON SENCE but has been blinded by GREED and POWER.I love my country and would love to bring back the pride that I had in it when I was a young boy.
Posted by: steve on April 25, 2010 12:19 PM
The BP oil disaster and now suddenly more wells in Alaska. Seems funny to me. How do they dress in Alaska. Do they wear bonnets?
Posted by: ChunLes on July 5, 2010 06:16 PM
What do you think about cancer and freezing brains in sort of an akira type project. I bet they wear sort of old fashioned dresses and bonnets up there in alaska.