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Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push (for most illegal aliens)
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 13, 2013 | JUlia Preston

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; amnesty; bho44; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; obama
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1 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:39 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Illegal immigrants tend to try to assist other illegal immigrants.

Just sayin’.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 6:42:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kristinn

2010 scared the pee out of Barry. He don’t want that to happen in 2014. The boy gonna get him a bunch of Mexican voters just to make sure it doesn’t happen again.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 6:44:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: kristinn

The bad economy helps the push back against amnesty. That should be brought up time and again. We are broke enough.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 6:46:52 PM PST by Theoria
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To: kristinn

obama hates America more than he cares about illegals. This push is to cripple the U.S. economy.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:50:31 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: kristinn

I’m sure Rubio (Jeb Bush puppet) will work with Obama on such measures


6 posted on 01/12/2013 6:50:31 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: FlingWingFlyer
in 2010 30,000,000 Democrat voters who'd showed up in 2008 didn't show up!

The same thing will happen in 2012 ~ Democrats are burdened with several tens of millions of voters who think all you have to do is vote for President and your stuff goes to the top of the pile.

BTW, in 2006, about 26,000,000 Republican voters who'd showed up in 2004 didn't show up!

That's the year the big campaign issue was Mark Foley and the failure of the Republican leadership in the House to address that problem head on.

Now a guy can't even shave his chest, so that situation may be fixed. The Democrats also disposed of Rep. Masa in a New York second! Seems to be some agreement on the place of gay blades ~ they can get married, but stay outta' the Congress and the Page program.

7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:51:00 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

Several million new voters by 2016 will guarantee we’ll never have another Republican president and the dems will own he gov’t.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 6:53:36 PM PST by umgud
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To: Bigtigermike

You can count on it. Rand Paul also has hinted at it as well, my patience is over for people who support Amnesty over deportation.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:54:36 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m sure Rubio (Jeb Bush puppet) will work with Obama on such measures


And you are correct....

Wonder if his vote against the Fiscal Cliff was just to distract the RINOs into thinking he was “conservative”?


10 posted on 01/12/2013 6:55:16 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: kristinn

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path.....for himself?


11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:56:25 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: kristinn

Several million new voters by 2016 will guarantee we’ll never have another Republican president and the dems will own the gov’t.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:57:29 PM PST by umgud
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To: kristinn

Invade the country with illegals, ban guns, raise taxes, print cash to cause inflation, harass the citizens with jackbooted thugs, tank the economy, surrender in Afghanistan —— what could possibly go wrong?


13 posted on 01/12/2013 6:57:40 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: F15Eagle

Xactly.

What do you expect from a alien and a cultural alien?

And what muslim is a expert in American constitution or its roots? Those are Christian things meant to be destroyed!


14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:57:47 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: kristinn

I’m replying before I look at the other
replies to see how many thought the same
thing:

I thought the headline meant
he was talking about himself!


15 posted on 01/12/2013 6:58:17 PM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: himno hero

I expect he’s got a fondness for the gay thing for similar reasons.

No truly straight guy spends his time trying to push a gay agenda.


16 posted on 01/12/2013 7:01:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kristinn


17 posted on 01/12/2013 7:01:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

I’m expecting that he will simply write an Executive Order and create the law, rather than involve the House and the Senate.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 7:03:42 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: F15Eagle

vimeo.com..... “Agenda:Grinding America Down” best documentary I have ever seen. It is a excellent summary of one component... the most important. As it indicates in the conclusion all others are sideshows.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 7:04:32 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: kristinn

How long before the GOP caves?


20 posted on 01/12/2013 7:10:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

The emperor’s way is clear. Frankly, I dont see anything to stop him.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 7:10:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: umgud
New name for Illegal Aliens Pictures, Images and Photos This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end
22 posted on 01/12/2013 7:13:31 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kristinn

Well I guess there’s no point in working or paying taxes anymore.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 7:14:43 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: kristinn

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.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 7:14:57 PM PST by oldbill
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To: GeronL

Party of Spelunkers.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: kristinn

We have the town drunk / K street Frontman as our leader !
God help us !


26 posted on 01/12/2013 7:21:24 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: FlyingEagle
Invade the country with illegals, ban guns, raise taxes, print cash to cause inflation, harass the citizens with jackbooted thugs, tank the economy, surrender in Afghanistan —— what could possibly go wrong?

*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..

27 posted on 01/12/2013 7:27:47 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: himno hero

I’m gonna watch that video. It looks like something I need to see.


28 posted on 01/12/2013 7:31:47 PM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: cardinal4

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.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 7:35:15 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: muawiyah

Redo your numbers.


30 posted on 01/12/2013 7:35:47 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: kristinn

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?


31 posted on 01/12/2013 7:38:58 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: kristinn

Bush tried and lost.

Obama should, too.


32 posted on 01/12/2013 7:39:08 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

Its not amnesty because you pay a fine. Then the democrats give you everything forever. And you become the dominant racial group.

Some fine.


33 posted on 01/12/2013 7:40:59 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: kristinn

Obama should invite that other great advocate of amnesty for illegal aliens to join him at the signing ceremony: G.W. Bush


34 posted on 01/12/2013 7:44:41 PM PST by Pelham (Betrayal, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: doug from upland
2008 ~ 69.5 million Democrats vote

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

35 posted on 01/12/2013 7:45:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Andrei Bulba

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


36 posted on 01/12/2013 7:46:08 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Bigtigermike

“I’m sure Rubio (Jeb Bush puppet) will work with Obama on such measures”

Worth repeating for all those who swoon over Rubio.


37 posted on 01/12/2013 7:48:44 PM PST by Pelham (Betrayal, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

NO AMNESTY FOR OUTLAWS!!!


38 posted on 01/12/2013 7:48:53 PM PST by willardwx
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To: kristinn

Comrade Asswipe just might get that civil war he’s been spoiling for.


39 posted on 01/12/2013 7:49:30 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn; Liz; AuntB; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE:”— 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. “

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?

40 posted on 01/12/2013 7:53:31 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: SpaceBar

I always suspected the gun push is a stalking horse and they really want badly is amnesty !
It’s the old dem play book .
The gun deal will be bloody and amnesty will be peddled as bringing us all together !!


41 posted on 01/12/2013 8:15:07 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: FlyingEagle
Invade the country with illegals, ban guns, raise taxes, print cash to cause inflation, harass the citizens with jackbooted thugs, tank the economy, surrender in Afghanistan —— what could possibly go wrong?

Civil War II

42 posted on 01/12/2013 8:15:58 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: himno hero
“Agenda:Grinding America Down”

Excellent video that explains why they're overwhelming the system. They're throwing everything at us - as much as they can, as fast as they can - to accomplish their decades old agenda of destroying America.

43 posted on 01/12/2013 8:24:15 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Theoria

Agreed. If they are here to work and are working, they are taking jobs from Americans. If here and not working, they are adding dead weight to a safety net about to break.


44 posted on 01/12/2013 9:07:53 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

If the Republicans give him any push back (and I doubt they will), he can just sign an executive order.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 9:09:13 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: kristinn

Is he including himself in the amnesty? /s


46 posted on 01/12/2013 9:10:01 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: kristinn

Jug ears finally gonna get himself a green card?


47 posted on 01/12/2013 9:22:50 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: muawiyah

2008 total turnout general election = 132 mil
2010 total turnout general election = 90 mil

about 32 mil fewer total voters came to the polls in 2010.....
and 30.7 mil were Dems who voted in 2008 but did not in 2010? How can that be? 30 mil Dems stayed home in off year election and only 1 mil Repubs stayed home?


48 posted on 01/12/2013 9:23:37 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: kristinn

Hopefully Bonehead has figured out that fast accomplishes nothing but furious.

Fast in congress, is not the people’s friend. It’s careless and corrupt.

No deals with the Bamster. He’s a political retard.


49 posted on 01/12/2013 9:41:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: kristinn
Whatever legislation Obama pushes it is always about consolidating the partisan power base. Last summer, while he bantered with reporters, I heard Obama say almost gleefully, “Texas will be a battleground state soon.” The DNC plan is to make the Southwest solid Blue by 2020. That's what this is all about. The reason this wasn't brought up in the last term was because most unions opposed it. They feared a bunch of barefoot Mestizos taking their jobs. But the labor movement has taken horrendous losses since 2010 and they're desperate.
50 posted on 01/12/2013 10:24:41 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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