Skip to comments.Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push (for most illegal aliens)
Posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:30 PM PST by kristinn
WASHINGTON President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.
Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.
The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said.
Even while Mr. Obama has been focused on fiscal negotiations and gun control, overhauling immigration remains a priority for him this year, White House officials said. Top officials there have been quietly working on a broad proposal. Mr. Obama and lawmakers from both parties believe that the early months of his second term offer the best prospects for passing substantial legislation on the issue.
Mr. Obama is expected to lay out his plan in the coming weeks, perhaps in his State of the Union address early next month, administration officials said. The White House will argue that its solution for illegal immigrants is not an amnesty, as many critics insist, because it would include fines, the payment of back taxes and other hurdles for illegal immigrants who would obtain legal status, the officials said.
A bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to write a comprehensive bill, with the goal of introducing legislation as early as March and holding a vote in the Senate before August.
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The emperor’s way is clear. Frankly, I dont see anything to stop him.
Well I guess there’s no point in working or paying taxes anymore.
The Republican elite has already caved in on this, so it’s too late.
Face it - there is no longer anyone looking out for you.
In 2050, there will be two political parties in the Socialist States of America - the Democrats and the Partidad de la Raza (PLR)
In 2060, there will a PLR President who will be an American Hugo Chavez. It will be fitting for that generation to watch their liberties be taken away, starting with the media. That will be the most enjoyable part - the children of the current media being thrown in jail.
Party of Spelunkers.
We have the town drunk / K street Frontman as our leader !
God help us !
*shakes head* To say that Hussein doesn't hate this country is absurd. The only thing you left out is his support for gay marriage..
I’m gonna watch that video. It looks like something I need to see.
Making illegal aliens citizens is insanity and national suicide.
The republicans are insane fools, while the democrats know they are doing this to seize all power.
Another “bipartisan group” is working to destroy our country.
Redo your numbers.
The republicans are so upset they lost the hispanic vote, they are going to create 20 million new democrat voters to correct the problem.
The republicans are one mess of sorry sons of bitches.
They will lose the Congress over this, and never win again. Absolute insane fools.
Why should anyone obey any laws when 20 million non citizen criminals are about to be handed America?
Bush tried and lost.
Obama should, too.
Its not amnesty because you pay a fine. Then the democrats give you everything forever. And you become the dominant racial group.
Obama should invite that other great advocate of amnesty for illegal aliens to join him at the signing ceremony: G.W. Bush
2010 - 38.8 million Democrats vote
Democrats who didn't show up = 30.7 million
2004 = 62.0 million Republicans vote
2006 - 35.6 million Republicans vote
Republicans who didn't show up = 27.4 million
Michele Bachman could have stopped this by
Not bailing out on getting rid of Bonehead as the leader !
Now we have the alcoholic K street crook and weepy boozer
As our front man along with traitor Mitchy McConnell!
We are in trouble
“Im sure Rubio (Jeb Bush puppet) will work with Obama on such measures”
Worth repeating for all those who swoon over Rubio.
NO AMNESTY FOR OUTLAWS!!!
Comrade Asswipe just might get that civil war he’s been spoiling for.
No big surprise there.
The conventional(liberal) wisdom is that Hispanics came out and voted in huge numbers for Dems 2012 punishing Rs , so R's will have learned to appease them by signing on to his amnesty out of fear.
But to look at it another way, and the GOP amnesty crowd on Sunday news shows are scared to say this:
Why the hell would the R House go along with O to create many more Dem voters esp after 2012?
Anybody see anyone given amnesty in a Obama pushed bill voting against Dems?
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