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I guess the first "HELL NO!!!" was not loud enough?


Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform

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Reporting from Washington - Despite steep odds, the White House has discussed prospects for reviving a major overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, a commitment that President Obama has postponed once already.

Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections.

In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill.

According to a person familiar with the meeting, the White House may ask Schumer and Graham to at least produce a blueprint that could be turned into legislative language.

The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in deportation.

Nick Shapiro, a White House spokesman, said the president's support for an immigration bill, which would also include improved border security, was "unwavering."

Participants in the White House gathering also pointed to an immigration rally set for March 21 in Washington as a way to spotlight the issue and build needed momentum.

Though proponents of an immigration overhaul were pleased that the White House wasn't abandoning the effort, they also wanted Obama to take on a more assertive role, rather than leave it to Congress to work out a compromise.

Immigration is a delicate issue for the White House. After promising to revamp in his first year of office what many see as a fractured system, Obama risks angering a growing, politically potent Latino constituency if he defers the goal until 2011.

But with the healthcare debate still unresolved, Democrats are wary of plunging into another polarizing issue.

"Right now we have a little problem with the 'Chicken Little' mentality: The sky is falling and consequently we can't do anything," Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said in an interview.

Republicans are unlikely to cooperate. On Capitol Hill, Republicans said that partisan tensions had only gotten worse since Obama signaled this week that he would push forward with a healthcare bill, whether he could get GOP votes or not.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in an interview, "The things you hear from the administration won't be well received."

Schumer, speaking as he walked quickly through the Capitol, said he was having trouble rounding up Republican supporters apart from Graham. "It's tough finding someone, but we're trying," Schumer said.

On Thursday, Schumer met with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who oversees the government's immigration efforts, to strategize over potential Republican co-sponsors.

"We're very hopeful we can get a bill done. We have all the pieces in place. We just need a second Republican," Schumer said in a statement.

Among proponents, there is a consensus that a proposal must move by April or early May to have a realistic chance of passing this year. If that deadline slips, Congress' focus is likely to shift to the November elections, making it impossible to take up major legislation.

"There's no question that this is a heavy lift and the window is narrowing," said Janet Murguia, president and chief executive of the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy group.

When it comes to immigration, Obama's strategy echoes that of healthcare. He has deferred heavily to Congress, leaving it up to Schumer and Graham to reach a breakthrough with the idea that he would put his weight behind the resulting compromise.

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DUH.

Prepare for AMNESTY.
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Screw him.
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this is what happens when it becomes the black house. cuts of ties and alliances with its former allies and sniffs the arab leaders asses around the world and opens up the flood gates for illegal immigrants from the south to become legals.
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I guess the first "HELL NO!!!" was not loud enough?


Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform

[link to www.latimes.com]


Reporting from Washington - Despite steep odds, the White House has discussed prospects for reviving a major overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, a commitment that President Obama has postponed once already.

Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections.

In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill.

According to a person familiar with the meeting, the White House may ask Schumer and Graham to at least produce a blueprint that could be turned into legislative language.

The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in deportation.

Nick Shapiro, a White House spokesman, said the president's support for an immigration bill, which would also include improved border security, was "unwavering."

Participants in the White House gathering also pointed to an immigration rally set for March 21 in Washington as a way to spotlight the issue and build needed momentum.

Though proponents of an immigration overhaul were pleased that the White House wasn't abandoning the effort, they also wanted Obama to take on a more assertive role, rather than leave it to Congress to work out a compromise.

Immigration is a delicate issue for the White House. After promising to revamp in his first year of office what many see as a fractured system, Obama risks angering a growing, politically potent Latino constituency if he defers the goal until 2011.

But with the healthcare debate still unresolved, Democrats are wary of plunging into another polarizing issue.

"Right now we have a little problem with the 'Chicken Little' mentality: The sky is falling and consequently we can't do anything," Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said in an interview.

Republicans are unlikely to cooperate. On Capitol Hill, Republicans said that partisan tensions had only gotten worse since Obama signaled this week that he would push forward with a healthcare bill, whether he could get GOP votes or not.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in an interview, "The things you hear from the administration won't be well received."

Schumer, speaking as he walked quickly through the Capitol, said he was having trouble rounding up Republican supporters apart from Graham. "It's tough finding someone, but we're trying," Schumer said.

On Thursday, Schumer met with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who oversees the government's immigration efforts, to strategize over potential Republican co-sponsors.

"We're very hopeful we can get a bill done. We have all the pieces in place. We just need a second Republican," Schumer said in a statement.

Among proponents, there is a consensus that a proposal must move by April or early May to have a realistic chance of passing this year. If that deadline slips, Congress' focus is likely to shift to the November elections, making it impossible to take up major legislation.

"There's no question that this is a heavy lift and the window is narrowing," said Janet Murguia, president and chief executive of the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy group.

When it comes to immigration, Obama's strategy echoes that of healthcare. He has deferred heavily to Congress, leaving it up to Schumer and Graham to reach a breakthrough with the idea that he would put his weight behind the resulting compromise.
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we seriously need to impeach this idoit.
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Cue all the Hispanic bashers in 3..2..1.
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McCain should get behind this effort so JD can kick his liberal ass out of there!
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Sent to me in caps...enjoy



LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT…..

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.


IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.


IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.


IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE JAILED.


IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.


IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.


IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.


HOWEVER, IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET:

1. A JOB
2. A DRIVERS LICENSE
3. A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
4. WELFARE BENEFITS
5. FOOD STAMPS
6. CREDIT CARDS
7. SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE
8. FREE EDUCATION
9. FREE HEALTH CARE
10. A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON

11. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE

12. AND, THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT IN THE UNITED STATES

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION.
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Sent to me in caps...enjoy



LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT…..

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.


IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.


IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.


IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE JAILED.


IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.


IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.


IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.


HOWEVER, IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET:

1. A JOB
2. A DRIVERS LICENSE
3. A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
4. WELFARE BENEFITS
5. FOOD STAMPS
6. CREDIT CARDS
7. SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE
8. FREE EDUCATION
9. FREE HEALTH CARE
10. A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON

11. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE

12. AND, THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT IN THE UNITED STATES

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION.
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Obama is a traitor, working for the enemy, deliberately destroying America from within. Printing counterfeit, as they are, has the same effect.

2012 or not, we don't need one of Satan's minions destroying us beforehand. He needs to be jailed ASAP.
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But with the healthcare debate still unresolved, Democrats are wary of plunging into another polarizing issue.....This is what health care is really about.. Getting young people who are usually healthy and charging them a mandatory yearly amount.. This money will be funneled towards paying the health care bills for Illegals..
It Only Hurts If You Care...
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Obama is a traitor, working for the enemy, deliberately destroying America from within. Printing counterfeit, as they are, has the same effect.

2012 or not, we don't need one of Satan's minions destroying us beforehand. He needs to be jailed ASAP.
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by the time hes finished america will have no allies except argentina. the west is waking up to this liberal crap so hopefully there is still time for the u.s.a, europe and western culture to survive and thrive.
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Change is great it pisses off everyone.
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Fuck Hannity.. Time for a third party to end this shit.. Smaller government.. Close the borders...End the Fed.. The IRS.. Property Tax...
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But with the healthcare debate still unresolved, Democrats are wary of plunging into another polarizing issue.....This is what health care is really about.. Getting young people who are usually healthy and charging them a mandatory yearly amount.. This money will be funneled towards paying the health care bills for Illegals..
 Quoting: JF Priest



the nhs isnt that bad over here in the uk.it was brilliant for so many years and i think you americans heard some bad stories about it. but what you wrote there is pretty much what is happening in the uk now. we have long waits while immigrants get priority treatments, its a strain on taxpayers and its a strain on the nhs. the country is becoming right wing and that there is just one of the reasons
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if i may...

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Just because he wants to be a U.S. citizen doesn't mean he has to provide amnesty for all illegal immigrants. He needs to go through the proper paperwork just like everyone else.
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Health Care
Cap and Trade
Immigration Reform
Card Check
VAT

This guy is on a mission to destroy us by November.
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if i may...

:facepalm2:
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+2 and I am Hispanic.
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if i may...

:facepalm2:
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LET OUR CHILDREN OUT OF PRISON FOR DEALING THE DRUGS THAT ARE BEING BROUGHT ACROSS THE BORDER FIRST.
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New Voters.
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we need these people to keep the price of watermelon down!
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The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
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In a sense its better that the health care stuff keeps dragging out, means less can be done before the next elections.
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McCain should get behind this effort so JD can kick his liberal ass out of there!
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Hell yea, McCain is freaking out right now over some lame ass Ad with him in blue face paint, giving J.D. even more free press.

If people do not understand where McCain stands, they need to wake the fuck up.

McCain: Amnesty Opponents A 'Party of Assholes'

[link to www.diggersrealm.com]

John McCain: The company I keep

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[link to www.usdebtclock.org]
Can someone please explain to me how Amnesty + Public Healthcare for all does not = sfan ?

I am all ears.

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This fool Obama is just doing what he's told by the N.W.O.

I can't believe anybody could be so brain dead as to not understand what he's doing here will be bitterly opposed, especially after the other Marxist stuff he's done.

Before I get called out on the Marxist/Fascists definitions, he's using both. Oppression is the game, it will done by what ever means necessary, even crony Capitalism. Obama has been in bed with all these ideologies in order to achieve his goals.

He just plain don't give a shit what you think. Last time I checked, that's the way Fascists operate. hitler

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