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Sequester would make our
immigration system more dysfunctional

Washington Post, by Suzy Khimm

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/24/2013 5:26:54 PM

Our immigration system is already plagued by protracted delays, red tape and limited resources, and sequestration would exacerbate some of those problems. ABC News singles out some of the many ways that the automatic budget cuts would hit our immigration system, affecting everything from visas to deportations. (Snip) There’s already a massive backlog in the country’s immigration courts, requiring an average 550-day wait to get a case resolved. The budget cuts would make those waits even longer, ABC News explains, quoting Attorney General Eric Holder:

The Washington Post is so worried that 0bama will take a major political hit on March 1, that they are trying to "bribe" the GOP with offers to speed up the immigration and deportation system. Like that´s going to happen anytime soon. Pathetic try.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/24/2013 5:30:03 PM     (No. 9193933)

It couldn´t be more dysfunctional than it already is.
No we can´t deport 100% of them, but how about 50%?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 2/24/2013 5:41:59 PM     (No. 9193945)

Let´s just admit it. If the sequester goes thru we´re all done for. This is what the Mayans knew. Sequestration Friday, end of the world Saturday.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/24/2013 5:42:29 PM     (No. 9193946)

Oh shut up WaPoo.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: keekng, 2/24/2013 5:43:08 PM     (No. 9193948)

"More dysfunctional"? That is difficult to believe.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/24/2013 5:43:24 PM     (No. 9193949)

WaPoo is really despicable trying to add to the hysteria of the sequester. They will say or do anything to try to help their master.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/24/2013 5:47:54 PM     (No. 9193953)

Businesses and taxpayers know what it is like to have to tighten the belt.

Government can and should share the pain.

This squawking and shrieking from fans, cronies, and camp-followers of Big Government, Inc. that the sky is falling only confirms what many citizens already suspect.

It is time to cut the fat and stop the bloat - and if the sequester is the only way this can be approached, then sequester it should be.

Who doubts for one instant that a 5 - 10% reduction in force across all government agencies, combined with good management, would not only save money but eliminate bottlenecks and bureaucratic bungling?

Who doubts that a significant portion of the Federal payroll consists of little more than the equivalent of public works programs, make work, budgets endlessly expanding like a cancer - and that elimination of this excess baggage would be a positive good in itself, regardless of cost savings?

Until Federal, state and local employees face the same risk of layoff as workers in private business, government jobs are really just taxpayer subsidized workfare. That, even so, public employees have the effrontery to form unions to conspire against the public interest, is, when one stops to think of it, simply amazing. That the public tolerates this and more is incredible.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/24/2013 5:48:03 PM     (No. 9193954)

And I bet the sun won´t come up in the East either. Anything else we could throw into Obama´s lie, like maybe the kitchen sink? Jeeeze!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/24/2013 5:48:17 PM     (No. 9193955)

Maybe companies like Microsoft, Google, Accenture and many others will have to stop laying off +40 year olds to replace with 2 or 3 lower paid, immigrants from Asia or Russia.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dante, 2/24/2013 5:48:46 PM     (No. 9193956)

Must be the dim´s worst nightmare that he sequester will go through and almost nobody will know the difference. Of course the alphabets already have their tales of horror prepared to air.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/24/2013 5:53:18 PM     (No. 9193965)

Along with the "Global Warming theory " , we now have the "Anti-Gravity theory"

Folks you haven´t seen in years have been swept up into outer space.

The libs are on the cutting edge. Send your tax dollars ... quick.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noddy, 2/24/2013 6:06:07 PM     (No. 9193983)

I don´t think government feels any pain when they tighten their belt. All the pain is passed on to us and we don´t have many notches left.

Spending has to be curbed. There is plenty, more than enough, of wasteful spending to go after. Obama should stop his AF1 trips to campaign. We can´t afford it. Spend a little money for TV instead and leave our plane on the ground.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: edgar, 2/24/2013 6:07:29 PM     (No. 9193986)

The difference between having a leader in the WH and a community organizer is that a leader seeks to keep things calm and a community organizer is looking to stir the pot with fear.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stymie82, 2/24/2013 6:59:54 PM     (No. 9194043)

Until the property values in the greater DC area decline by 30-40% like the rest of America and the various alphabet agencies and faceless bureaucrats live in daily fear of layoff-cry me a river you pampered sissies!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: reilly, 2/24/2013 7:32:00 PM     (No. 9194076)

Washington POS alert.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: retiree, 2/24/2013 7:41:10 PM     (No. 9194087)

There are no cuts! Only a small percentage of money taken out of what was predicted. When you get a raise of 25 dollars a week and it is changed to 23 dollars a week it is still a raise of 23 dollars, not a cut of 25 dollars.
Too bad these ´journalists´ don´t have a little math savvy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 2/24/2013 10:08:06 PM     (No. 9194212)

WaPo .. move along.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/25/2013 12:49:01 AM     (No. 9194325)

More? More than what? Not enforcing the law at all?

BTW, I calendar that the sequester causes halitosis, athlete´s foot and hives.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/25/2013 1:20:18 AM     (No. 9194350)

I guess the WaPo didn´t understand those Border Patrol agents testifying before congress that they are prohibited from doing their job. So what difference does a 2% cut make? Answer: None.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/25/2013 3:01:52 AM     (No. 9194408)

Ice agents have just testified that they are already prohibited from doing their job. Who or what prohibits them from doing their job?

Barack Obama.

It doesn´t get any more dysfuntional than that.

All hail Wise King Barky, yapping lapdog of the Communist Party....

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