Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges

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Marvin8 wrote:

The GOP HATES Latinos, and the passage of immigration reform legislation won’t be able to disguise it. They’re scared to death that immigrant Latinos, once citizens, will vote Democratic….and they will….because they’re smart and they know which party TRULY supports them.

Jan 29, 2013 1:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
gringovejo wrote:

Shows to Go Yah! I tried telling the GOP this, about 35 years ago and was told that it would never happen. My point was, that there are, likely, more entrepreneurs amongst immigrants than the general population. Their response showed, that there was, already, less ‘business savvy’ members of the Party than there had been. I have never understood, why anyone would be afraid of talking with or trying to enlist the aid of various groups, instead of trying to exclude them from voting districts, etc., as has been done by both parties. Then, too, I never understood, why far too many politicians will not stand up to some of the absolute stupidity of some of their constituency. When I ran for whatever, I said this is what I believe, if you agree, vote for me, If not, don’t.

Jan 29, 2013 1:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Gallee wrote:

“There seems to be a different attitude,” Cullen said.

Asked why he thought this immigration bill might succeed, McCain said: “Elections.”

“Nobody can talk to other Republicans with the authority that John McCain can about what it means to move the Latino vote,” Navarro said.

Love the transparency!

Jan 29, 2013 1:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Calfri wrote:

Democrats as well as Republicans stopped the amnesty bill the last time they tried it. An amnesty bill will need 60 votes to pass. I doubt they will get it. Most people want more enforcement, and feel strongly about it.

Jan 29, 2013 6:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
lensmanb wrote:

Let the Democrats give amnesty to anyone who has done something illegal. Open the doors to the prisons, put the guards out of work. Jack up the number of people on medicare, social security and welfare. Yeah, man up and be a democrat. Get that vote, Mr career politician. Keep your own back pocket perks that you vote for yourself while the rest of us struggle. Too bad the latins don’t realize that we who were here before actually busted our asses to make this country what it once was….the place everyone wanted to be. Now the democrats keep promising and giving away. Sure move here and let your children and grandchildren foot the bill for the freebies mr democrat hands out. I’m sorry I’m a registered democrat. Time to change to independant.

Jan 29, 2013 7:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

lensmanb wrote:
“Let the Democrats give amnesty to anyone who has done something illegal.”

Democrats are not suggesting anything of the sort. Why don’t you check the facts before posting instead of inventing nonsense to whine about? If you did that, you would discover that Democrats are deporting far more criminal immigrants than you Republicans ever did – the exact opposite of what you say.

What they are proposing is giving educated immigrants, who contribute to the US economy, a route to citizenship, while throwing the criminals and non-contributors out of the country. This makes a whole load more sense than the xenophobic right-wing stupidity of losing educated people.

The real irony? This idea was proposed by Orin Hatch – a Republican, back in the old days when the party was not the bunch of irrelevant extremist clowns that it is has become now.

Jan 29, 2013 8:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
AdamSmith wrote:

Immigration is destroying the American middle class.

Nature has not yet rescinded the law of supply and demand.

The plain fact is that immigration into any modern country has two serious, lethal effects on the native-born citizens:
1. Immigration sharply drives down wage rates.
2. Immigration sharply drives up housing costs (rent rates).

Thus employers and landlords benefit from immigration.

Thus common workers are greatly harmed by immigration.

Today in America, apartment rental rates are skyrocketing. I’ve lived in the same apartment building about 8 years. When I moved in it was mostly native-born Americans.

I’ve watched it change. Today it is about 60% foreign-born people. There is now a waiting list to move in. More and more foreigners every day.

The rental rates go up, and up and up. The large company that owns it greatly benefits from immigration, and of course gives great political support for further immigration.

But the native-born Americans, working class, already in financial straits, see their rents go up and up and up. Often they go from an apartment to being homeless.

The immigrants, coming from poverty, squalor and violent crime in Latin America, end up causing the native-born American working class to fall into squalor and destitution in America.

Immigration is a giant crime against the American working class, while the wealthy reap more profits, and then attend the same country club as the senators sponsoring this bill.

Jan 29, 2013 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Marvin8

Reagan passed the first amnesty bill. Three million illegals became legal. What was the result. Less than 30 years later we have 3 and half times that number of illegals. Rewarding people for breaking the law only encourages more people to break the law.

Jan 29, 2013 8:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PRINTERIC wrote:

“While there are components of the Senate plan that provide millions of aspiring citizens the legal status they deserve to live, work, and raise their families free of fear, others, such as mandating E-Verify and continued wasteful and unnecessary spending on the border, raise serious civil liberties concerns,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director.

Count on the ACLU to be on the wrong side of this issue. Doesn’t the A in ACLU stand for American?! Shouldn’t they be protecting the rights of legal citizens, not those who ignored our laws and borders?

Feb 02, 2013 6:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
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