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Report: Bill would set an
8-year path to residency

Associated Press, by Alicia A. Caldwell

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/17/2013 4:08:42 AM

WASHINGTON- The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday by USA Today. President Barack Obama´s bill would create a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The bill includes more security funding and requires business owners to adopt a system for verifying the immigration status of new hires within four years, the newspaper said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 2/17/2013 4:43:50 AM     (No. 9180990)

No.

Don´t be taken in.

As soon as the votes to pass are counted, we´ll be hearing what a hardship the 8-year path will be. And then, "How about 4 years. Let´s do 4 years. That´s much more fair."

As soon as the votes to pass 4 years are counted, we´ll be hearing what a hardship that will be. "4 years, well... let´s try 2 years. Really, that´s not much of a change."

And as soon as the votes to pass 2 years....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/17/2013 5:13:19 AM     (No. 9181009)

Eleven million? Get real. It´s more like 20m of them and since US law allows all their relatives to come too, that 20m is going to ballon to 100+ million or more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/17/2013 5:36:48 AM     (No. 9181020)

They are ILLEGALLY here. They are thieves stealing our services. They are no different than the common thief breaking into your house and helping themselves to whatever they want!!!

Throw them out, NEVER to return!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 2/17/2013 6:55:35 AM     (No. 9181066)

Hypothetical question: if 30,000 members of the Chinese oil workers union came to Galveston on holiday, burned their passports, went all "illegal alien" on us, were hired by the Chinese oil company that just purchased massive American oil leases in the gulf, would Americans have to pay for their healthcare? Am I seeing a pattern here? Is this a fire sale?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: olcap, 2/17/2013 7:18:53 AM     (No. 9181092)

Another amnesty plan that takes effect immediately disguised as an eight-year program. Do not be fooled. The amnesty that is passed with the aid of Republicans, will be one that takes effect immediately, because there can be no other.

I´m thinking that any final deal on this amnesty will be an Obama executive order which provides cover for all the spineless politicians who will once again sell their souls because they don´t want their names on the vote. We know how it works.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/17/2013 7:27:10 AM     (No. 9181105)

Immediate amnesty, no border enforcement. That´s the deal and it will not change no matter how many RINOs say otherwise. Has anyone in Washington even bothered to ask a single illegal why they have no interest in becoming a citizen? Why are we talking about a path to citizenship? They have a path to citizenship, a path that leads through my backyard to a job is the only path they care about. Why don´t we relocate Washington to Mexico City, that would give the politicians direct access.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 2/17/2013 7:33:11 AM     (No. 9181120)

Eight year path... and grandfathered in for all those who have ALREADY been here that long.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rustycfc, 2/17/2013 7:46:57 AM     (No. 9181145)

legal permnant residemts- does that enclose
citizenship? if so let that enclose to learn english.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/17/2013 8:04:37 AM     (No. 9181180)

They should never be able to vote unless they went through the normal legal naturalization process

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/17/2013 8:19:42 AM     (No. 9181202)

What do you think the Obama proposal would be if he thought all these illegals would vote Republican? They could not throw them back across the border fast enough!!!

They need to round all of them up, including their children (born here or not), bus them back to Mexico, and build a wall like the Great Wall of China,posting guards all along the wall.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/17/2013 9:04:08 AM     (No. 9181269)

Isn´t it ex post facto to legalize lawbreaking after the fact?

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3. No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/17/2013 9:10:42 AM     (No. 9181277)

THIS is what Zero does when he wants to sabotage something in Congress. He does not want an immigration solution. How would the Democrats bash GOP over their heads each election?
What reasonable elected official wants to give amnesty to criminals as long as they haven´t committed more than three? Do we really want to invite extended family members outside the US to join their illegal who would be given amnesty? Obama wants these things included just to gum up the works. He says nothing about securing the borders. Obama is the purveyor of chaos. He likes problems ( crisis), not solutions.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/17/2013 10:54:28 AM     (No. 9181480)

I would love for their to be a provision automatically denying Medicaid and unemployment for a 7 year waiting period.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/17/2013 5:25:47 PM     (No. 9181970)

So Obama and the liberal Democrats want amnesty now, with enforcement to start in four years. The Republicans would have to be a bunch of dopes to go along to get along with the liberal Democrats on that issue.

Back in 1986 the liberal Democrats did the same thing, but after the immediate amnesty went into effect, the liberal Democrats continuously sabotaged and watered down all the enforcement elements that were passed by Congress along with the amnesty, through Congressional action, through the courts, and administratively. That´s why there are 11 to 20 million illegal aliens here now.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/17/2013 5:49:39 PM     (No. 9182003)

It won´t matter. The present laws weren´t enforced. the new ones won´t be either. Or I should say the parts that Obama dislikes won´t be enforced.

Anything that can pass both Houses and be signed by Obama will be 110% posturing and have nothing to do with improving anything.
Pelosi will be quoted: "this enhances the dignity of the Congress."

Besides, after roughly seven months Obama would issue an EO saying the Eight Years will be interpreted as Eight Months by all federal agencies.

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