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Immigration bill passes Senate hurdle
but Obama effort angers some

The Guardian [UK], by Dan Roberts

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 6/11/2013 5:29:27 PM

Efforts to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the legal shadows cleared their biggest congressional hurdle yet on Tuesday, with an overwhelming vote in favour of bringing to a conclusion Senate debates on immigration reform.(Snip)Further amendments to the 1,076-page bill are expected over the coming weeks, particularly on the vexed issue of border security. But the fact that the Republican leadership in the Senate has chosen not to use this opportunity to block the bill´s progress increases the chances that the fragile bi-partisan consensus may also hold during a rockier passage through the House of Representatives.

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Don´t hold your breath, Dan-O.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: danvillebill, 6/11/2013 5:38:42 PM     (No. 9371048)

No fence=No passage

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/11/2013 5:55:17 PM     (No. 9371081)

No Amnesty for the 20-30 million illegals who will within 24 hrs. be added to the Welfare Rolls, issued food stamps, given Section 8 housing, Obama phones, and whatever free things the country can offer, courtesy of the hard working American taxpayer. Oh, and Rush is right, UpChuck Shumer will secure voting privileges for them within the first 24 hrs. of legality.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/11/2013 6:10:40 PM     (No. 9371097)

I suppose it´s a lot like ´´gay marriage´´ - they eventually wear you down.

Not sure how this works further down the line in the Senate. Is the finally amended bill still subject to the filibuster? Or has the battle moved on to the House of Representatives?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/11/2013 6:47:40 PM     (No. 9371153)

I heard Mitch McConnell, in his very own words, say this afternoon, "We have only two contentious issues:

BENEFITS AND BORDER CONTROL."

Gosh, what unimportant issues!

(1) BENEFITS FOR ALL, and we all know that will come immediately if not sooner, AND that will definitely topple our economy - just like those domino villages that people so patiently set up on floors and what fun it is to watch as the first one topples and then the whole bloody thing falls down - that´s us and our whole country collapsing into debt - the "I´m falling and I can´t get up kind"*, and

(2) OPEN BORDERS - after the 11 million plus, plus, all the relatives of relatives come across the borders, we will totally understand the concept of income equality because we will all be begging on the streets at the same time*.

*and the residents of Boomtown will not be exempted.

Please call or write your representatives and tell them that it will collapse the country and we will never be the same again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 6/11/2013 7:20:41 PM     (No. 9371177)

Actually why bring on a senate filibuster
this early when Reid could overrule?
The Border control is the major issue and refusing citizenship with benefits for X amount of years is a vital way of slowing down the process.
If the new amnesty is to benefit democrat elections they must be applied instantly because 5 years may teach the new citizens something about lies and expectations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MEMcL, 6/11/2013 7:46:22 PM     (No. 9371214)

You know the game. Once it comes to a final vote, it will be a squeaker where those who are vulnerable will be given permission to vote however they need to be elected. Whew! Just got the 60! Never think about the country, just your own election.

I am most angry with the turncoats who PROMISED us "borders first" and now have abandoned us. Well, I will not give one red cent to Republican causes or campaigns if they betray us on this. And, for the first time, I will strongly consider staying home for the 2014 vote.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 6/11/2013 8:11:09 PM     (No. 9371235)

Many demos will risk their political careers just to have obami glom onto the credit

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/11/2013 9:08:58 PM     (No. 9371312)

There has been little or no input from the individual State governments as to the projected costs that will effect them following amnesty, as you can bet that the States will be told that they will have to pick up the vast majority of the social costs.

Just the primary and secondary education costs will be tremendous as the bill will allow the 11 to 20 million illegal alien population group to bring all their immediate foreign families into the USA almost immediately. Additionally millions of foreign relatives of the twenty some million permanent resident aliens now in the USA will be able to come here almost immediately as the current quota system for foreign relatives will be done away with for the most part.

Nobody has apparently given any thought about what it will cost local government if huge numbers of foreign children start arriving in their localities with no place to go to school.

As far as local costs are concerned, that is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/11/2013 11:22:15 PM     (No. 9371469)

#6 -- me, too. At that point my voting days are over. Because at that point, what difference does it really make? They seldom listened to WTP/US when they had the opportunity to do so. They´ll not hear another word from this voter (or get another vote!!)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/11/2013 11:56:54 PM     (No. 9371508)

Where do they get "11 million" from ?
Back when Bush argued for guest workers, it was 12 million. They have multiplied like rats since then.

I have lost any glimmer of hope from not only Zippy, but all elected officials. It´s not about US anymore.

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