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Odd Bedfellows Redux

As part of the president’s attempt to revive the amnesty issue, he met today with a collection of like-minded amnesty supporters. Here’s the list of attendees:

  • Leith Anderson, President, National Assn. of Evangelicals

  • Hon. Michael Bloomberg, City of New York

  • William J. Bratton, Former Police Chief, City of Los Angeles and City of New York

  • Hon. Julian Castro, Mayor, City of San Antonio

  • Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary Homeland Security

  • Gov. John Engler, President and CEO, Business Roundtable

  • Hon. Eric Garcetti, City Council, President City of Los Angeles

  • Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce

  • Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • Mel Martinez, Former United States Senator/Chairman, Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean JP Morgan Chase

  • Greg Page, Chairman and CEO, Cargill

  • Federico Pena, Former Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy

  • John Podesta, CEO, Center for American Progress

  • Charles Ramsey, Chief of Police, City of Philadelphia/President, Major City Chiefs

  • Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network

  • Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former California Governor

  • Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

  • John C. Wester, Bishop, Archdiocese of Salt Lake City

So, Big Business, Big Labor, Big Religion, Big Government, plus Al Sharpton and the Governator. Hey, it worked so well last time they pushed for amnesty, why not try again?

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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