House Speaker Boehner says Obama must lead on immigration reform

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AZWarrior wrote:

You can’t imagine how little I care. Let then all in. They are now the only minority that matters.

Nov 09, 2012 2:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Galactus999 wrote:

Immigration reform should include NO AMNESTY for illegal aliens. They should all be deported. That is the law. It needs to be enforced

Nov 09, 2012 2:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Onerioi wrote:

Boner will try to block everything Obama does. Look at his record.

Nov 09, 2012 3:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:

Dear Mr. Boehner, You are in NO position to tell the President what he should or should not do. We just had an election and your side lost. What YOU need to do is play ball with Obama on the fiscal cliff and immigration, get these issues settled ASAP or you will lose the majority in the House in 2 years. I guarantee it.

Nov 09, 2012 4:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

You are right-if it is not good for the country The Speaker WILL block (by the vote of the House) anything that king obama tries. The king has already threatened veto so we have 4 more years of nothing.

Nov 09, 2012 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:


Yes, Obama should use the veto. Since when do the losers of an election run the country?

It is this uncompromising Republican arrogance that lost you the last two elections, and it will lose you the next one too.

Obama has already lead on immigration reform – the DREAM Act. Yet, despite the DREAM Act being originally a Republican bill, Republican still obstructed it.

Of course, they just say no. They don’t offer any alternatives. In fact, despite having 8 years to do it, they did nothing about immigration when they were in power. Quite the opposite: illegal entries hit record highs and deportation practically stopped.

There is real-world proof that Republicans are all talk and no action.

Nov 10, 2012 3:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
lgjhere wrote:

Given the topic of immigrants in recent elections, an interesting new book that helps explain the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants is “What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to understand crazy American culture, people, government, business, language and more.” It paints a revealing picture of America for those foreigners who will benefit from a better understanding. Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it also informs Americans who want to learn more about the U.S. and how we compare to other countries around the world on many issues.
As the book points out, immigrants are a major force in America as they are in other nations. Immigrants and the children they bear account for 60 percent of our nation’s population growth and own 11 percent of US businesses and are 60 percent more likely to start a new business than native-born Americans. They represent 17 percent of all new business owners (in some states more than 30 percent). Foreign-born business owners generate nearly one-quarter of all business income in California and nearly one-fifth in the states of New York, Florida, and New Jersey.
Legal immigrants number 850,000 each year; undocumented (illegal) immigrants are estimated to be half that number. They come to improve their lives and create a foundation of success for their children to build upon, as did the author’s grandparents when they landed at Ellis Island in 1899 after losing 2 children to disease on a cramped cattle car-like sailing from Europe. Many bring skills and a willingness to work hard to make their dreams a reality, something our founders did four hundred years ago. In describing America, chapter after chapter identifies “foreigners” who became successful in the US and contributed to our society. However, most struggle in their efforts and need guidance. Perhaps the book, immigration reform, and Americans can lend a helping hand.

Nov 10, 2012 2:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

Let’s get this straight. Every Republican in the South I’ve heard speak about immigration laws all have one common denominator:

“Shoot as many as you can, ship back as many as you can, then put the rest in jail.”

And you wonder why Republicans lost the Hispanic vote? They were called all kinds of vile names by the common Republican person, and you wonder why you lost the election?

When are you guys going to “get it”?

Nov 10, 2012 7:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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