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Sessions: ‘A large-scale amnesty is
likely to add trillions of dollars
to the debt over time’

The Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:ragu, 1/29/2013 5:53:52 PM

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions voiced concerns over the bipartisan proposal for immigration reform introduced on Monday by eight senators, saying the plan will substantially increase the already sky-high national debt and criticizing the federal government for inadequately enforcing existing immigration laws. “No one should expect the members of the Senate are just going to rubber stamp what a group who met decided,” Sessions said on the Senate floor. While immigration system needs to be reformed, Sessions said, the country has been through this dance before. The Alabama senator recalled the failed promise of enforcement following immigration reform in 1986

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 1/29/2013 5:57:53 PM     (No. 9147146)

Excuse me Senator Sessions!! You folks did rubber stamp the Sandy PORK. So, don´t act high and mighty

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 1/29/2013 5:59:46 PM     (No. 9147149)

I´m not sure what crowd Sessions is playing to. I have yet to see anyone get their panties in a twist over trillions in debt. Except for us here, of course.

It´s not on any news broadcasts, and no one on Capitol Hill is debating it. The Obama fluffers could care less.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 1/29/2013 6:06:30 PM     (No. 9147160)

Border control first, and let BHO veto same, and thus prolong Congressional BS over amnesty for the 12 million until the summer when USA schools are vacationing and thousands of school buses are available for SENDING THE ILLEGALS BACK HOME.
"NO AMNESTY WITHOUT BORDER CONTROL".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/29/2013 6:08:51 PM     (No. 9147165)

No matter who says it or how they say it, the US is never going to close it´s borders, not even a little bit and amnesty will shortly become so standard that we will close down any "legal procedure" for arriving because all anybody will have to do is walk in. Soon we´ll be covered up with TB, AIDS, leprosy and a whole batch of bad stuff out of the rivers of Africa and Southeast Asia

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/29/2013 6:16:49 PM     (No. 9147177)

Our borders are porous, our visa system is a shambles, we haven´t the will to deport - so the only thing we have that works is .... doing nothing.

No green cards for the 11-20 million. Green cards mean eligibility for SS, Medicare, Medicaid, etc etc. Sessions is exactly right - those green cards would cost the taxpayers $ Trillions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/29/2013 6:21:16 PM     (No. 9147184)

My grandfather always remarked: "In for a dime, in for a dollar". With the folks who work in Washington, DC, it´s "In for a million, in for a trillion".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tygerlily, 1/29/2013 6:47:32 PM     (No. 9147221)

11-20 million? Try about 35 million today. 5 years ago – yeah you could have said 20 million but the math don’t add up anymore. In 2001 the PEW research Center (left leaning) claimed there were nearly 10 million illegals in the US. According to USCIS own data approximately 3 million people enter the country illegally annually but only approximately 350,000 people are deported each year. So are we to believe that in 12 years the number has gone up by only 2 million? Even I can tell you the math does not work at all. No matter how you slice it the number is significantly higher. So…Does anyone really believe that MILLIONS of Illegals are leaving the US as fast as others are entering and going completely unnoticed by USCIS, the Border Patrol and every port authority in the nation? Come on! This immigration deal the president is a payoff for over 70% of the Hispanic vote. That smirk by the way makes me want to launch the nearest brick through my screen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/29/2013 7:02:28 PM     (No. 9147236)

Once they get amnesty, who is going to stay in the fields. They will move on and more will come in to take their place and we will be granting another amnesty. That is how it works.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: octrojan, 1/29/2013 7:39:04 PM     (No. 9147268)

The problem will solve itself in a few years, as the children of these illegals will be citizens. This is a one-generation problem, unfortunately.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tnorling, 1/29/2013 8:19:10 PM     (No. 9147306)

Here´s my solution: no amnesty, deport illegals, secure borders. Now how hard was that? Unemployment would immediately decrease and wages rise, particularly among those hardest hit during the Obama recession - youth, especially black youth.

As for Sessions´ comment - as wonderful as Obama is in making us and our progeny pay for his generous spirit, we cannot afford to add millions to our welfare, medicare, social security and various other entitlement roles. The vast majority of these "folks" as Obama would say, don´t and won´t make enough of a financial contribution to carry their own weight, which Americans can´t even do for their fellow citizens.

How do y´all like living in the United Banana Republic of America? If immigration "reform" goes through with Republican support, there will be one less Republican to vote for these sad spineless losers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/29/2013 8:35:02 PM     (No. 9147336)

What to do about illegals? Stop the gravy train. Enforce labor laws. No more freebies for foreigners here illegally. Overtime, they WILL self-deport. In the meantime, the way to play the issue politically is to address the issue from an economic perspective. Sessions gets credit for bringing up the deficit issue, but there is a more compelling moral argument to be made: why should the US reward those who have broken numerous laws to have priority of the multitudes who have tried to immigrate legally? I´d like to see some GOP heavies get in front of large groups of people who are trying to do it legally and be their champion. Secondly, there is the labor market argument: illegal workers artificially expand the labor force and thereby suppress wages for everyone. Just look at the flat wages over the last 30-40 years we´ve had open borders. This argument will get the attention of poor working class democrats (Reagan Republicans) and these are the people the GOP must reach to regain majority status. Rubio´s notion that illegal immigrants will vote in droves for the GOP because they will be business owners and want low taxes doesn´t pass the laugh test. 70% vote democrat, always --- amnesty or no amnesty.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/30/2013 5:15:18 AM     (No. 9147761)

I´ve read before that by the time Barry is no longer in office, the national debt will become around $21 trillion. If this amnesty goes through, that $21T will get pushed to $30T.

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