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The Dirty Word in
Immigration Reform

U.S. News & World Report, by Kenneth T. Walsh

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/30/2013 6:21:13 PM

Amnesty is still the dirty word in the debate over immigration, as it has been for many years, and it could torpedo comprehensive immigration legislation in Congress. Despite initial happy talk, differences are appearing between President Obama and a key bipartisan group of senators over what should be done about illegal immigration. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, says Obama is not placing sufficient emphasis on strengthening border security before creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. Rubio says Obama is leaving "the impression that he believes reforming immigration quickly

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/30/2013 6:36:45 PM     (No. 9149350)

"Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a FORMER possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016"
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Reply 2 - Posted by: phx4546, 1/30/2013 6:40:02 PM     (No. 9149353)

How about a path to a Green Card (no voting) and guest worker permits...but only after the border is secure?

No obamacare, welfare or free education.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/30/2013 6:51:21 PM     (No. 9149367)

Amnesty and Rubio...
DOA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/30/2013 7:23:24 PM     (No. 9149416)

#2 a green card gives you just about every goody a citizen gets - just not voting. My wife was one for decades, so I know. Sessions was talking up the potential costs of SS, Medi this and that. $Trillions.

The only thing that works IMO is hoping they leave after their working life is over. Otherwise, they have to live off savings - or their anchor babies. Hint: cost of living is a lot lower in MX than in LA.

For that reason, and the fact that no one seems to take enforcing the law as an option anymore, my position is we just let the illegals stay illegal and as least we can deport them if they drive drunk etc.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dr fate, 1/30/2013 7:23:25 PM     (No. 9149417)

Rubio has decided that of all the critical issues facing real AMERICANS, he would rather indulge in an incredible waste of time and taxpayer money pursuing a fruitless LIBERAL "dream" that would benefit a whole new mass of freeloaders and work to the detriment of the rest of us. He is openly dealing with scum of the earth like Schumer who is detested by any right-minded conservatives. Therefore, he is now on my go to hell list.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/30/2013 7:28:55 PM     (No. 9149421)

Rubio sold us down the river, just like every other career politician, for the sake of his own career. His "principles" include amnesty for 11-20 million illegal occupiers. Those are the principles of Schumer and Durbin, not the United States of America. Look at him take Hannity and Levin for a ride. It´s a disgrace. We are a nation of laws, not of metrosexual do-gooders.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/30/2013 7:55:29 PM     (No. 9149448)

Originally the green card rules did not allow a holder to become a "public charge". That was amended by Willard the Impeached (through executive order - see how this works) to allow green card holders access to all federal benefits except money. Since then, who knows.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: phx4546, 1/30/2013 9:37:19 PM     (No. 9149554)

#4 from immigration dept:
One of the most important privileges of democracy in the United States of America is the right to participate in choosing elected officials through voting in elections. There are many different types of elections in the United States, such as federal elections, state elections or local elections. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. Registering to vote or voting in a federal election is a crime if you are not a U.S. citizen. Non-U.S. citizens, including permanent residents (green card holders), who vote, or register to vote, in a federal election also can be denied naturalization and/or removed (deported) from the United States.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/30/2013 9:49:59 PM     (No. 9149568)

This and Obama don´t care are the reasons for our Second Amendment. Our founding fathers knew what they were doing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/30/2013 10:59:21 PM     (No. 9149631)

Now do you believe me? For Washington politicians of all stripes, the country doesn´t count, the constituents don´t count, the voters don´t count (expect between September and November of alternate years). The only things that count are the Washington politicians´ wealth, prestige (how much will people pay to hear what he has to say?) and power (the ability to force people to do what you want them to do.). If you think your politician or your party has any interest in you, then you deserve to be ignored by them.

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