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Senators Nearing Agreement On Broad Immigration Reform Proposal [Bi-Partisan Amnesty!]
Rosalind S. Helderman and David Nakamura ^ | January 25, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 5:51:11 PM PST by Steelfish

Senators Nearing Agreement On Broad Immigration Reform Proposal

By Rosalind S. Helderman and David Nakamura January 25

A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward comprehensive legislation in years.

The six members have met quietly since the November election, most recently on Wednesday. Congressional aides stressed there is not yet final agreement, but they have eyed next Friday as a target date for a possible public announcement.

The talks mark the most in-depth negotiations involving members of both parties since a similar effort broke down in 2010 without producing a bill.

“We have basic agreement on many of the core principles,” Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), a member of the group, said this week. “Now we have to draft it. It takes time.”

“The group we’ve been meeting with — and it’s equal number of Democrats and Republicans — we’re real close,” added Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), another member of the group.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; illegals; immigration
Republican help reward Hispanics that won Obama his re-election.
1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:51:14 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

So little good news these days.

Damn, things are depressing now....


2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:58:29 PM PST by ScottinVA
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To: Steelfish
Back in November, I said that Amnesty was gonna be in place within 6 months.....

Hey, Gringo, F**k You.....that's our fate.

3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:58:36 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Steelfish

If the GOP had any ballz, they would propose the only logical solution to this-—open borders, no benefits. Our grandparents came to this country with our arms open, and they did not accept nor demand one dollar of public assistance.

This is what the GOP should propose—you will not be deported, you will not be bothered by the immigration authorities. But you cannot and will not receive any public benefits. No public school, no free medical, no free nothing.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:02 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Steelfish
*Sigh* The Stupid Party.

On the bright side, how dumb would an illegal be to want to become a citizen and own a piece of the debt the Kenyan Kommie is running up when he/she gets pretty much everything he/she wants already with none of the obligation?

5 posted on 01/25/2013 6:00:46 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Steelfish
And I see that sellout, Rubio is in the group.

If he does decide to run for president, I hope the voters will be reminded often of his treachery.

We so desperately need a new conservative party.

6 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:03 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Steelfish

If the GOP had any ballz, they would propose the only logical solution to this-—open borders, no benefits. Our grandparents came to this country with our arms open, and they did not accept nor demand one dollar of public assistance.

This is what the GOP should propose—you will not be deported, you will not be bothered by the immigration authorities. But you cannot and will not receive any public benefits. No public school, no free medical, no free nothing.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:28 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Steelfish

Vote it down, vote ‘em out!!


8 posted on 01/25/2013 6:03:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Steelfish

Yeh GOP senators ready to betray America. Lets see how that plays in the House.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 6:04:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ScottinVA
"[T]he whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science."

That is our future.

10 posted on 01/25/2013 6:05:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steelfish

With this was shall be invincible!!!

......right?........


11 posted on 01/25/2013 6:05:19 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Steelfish
The only reform needed is to enforce existing law!!!

Use the border patrol to check all businesses and tips from citizens fining any violators of hiring $10,000 per illegal, including homeowners that hire one.

For a second offense, double the fine and mandatory 6 months in jail!

Illegals will self deport within 6 months!

12 posted on 01/25/2013 6:06:25 PM PST by dalereed
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To: huckfillary

My Parents came to America in the early 50’s after waiting for years to escape communism and become AMERICANS not hyphenated Americans just AMERICANS. They were first of required to have a sponsor before they could even get on a ship, and once they arrived they had to sign a document swearing that they would not ask for or take a penny from the government for FIVE YEARS! what a difference a few decades and a little reverse racism makes! I am pissed here in California La Raza and the Aztlan’s are so insinuated in the government we might as well be in Mexico! My mom is so disenheartened she thinks going back to Europe would be better than what is being done to America.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 6:11:13 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dalereed

It is NOT reform to allow the illegal citizens of another country to stay here, much less be made citizens.

Doesn’t the GOP know this is national self destruct?


14 posted on 01/25/2013 6:15:19 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Steelfish

And soon the thread, and others like it as the story evolves, will dill with people telling us we must continue to reward the GOP who caved on Immigration, gun control and the budget/spending/deficit.

When millions went to the polls and voted for the liberal GOP candidate, it should surprise no one the GOP took it to mean support of ‘moderation’.

Perhaps eventually people will stop making excuses. But so far they still can’t admit the truth staring them in the face.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 6:20:34 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Steelfish

McCain, of course. And super left wing democrats making a fool of him.

No details given, obviously there is no reform. Only amnesty for illegals.

They say the dems got 70% of the hispanic vote, so naturally the GOP is going to make illegal hispanics citizens. Make sense?

What is the “fairness” to these people? They are citizens of Mexico for G’s sake!

If they started voting republican, the democrats would hunt them down like dogs.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 6:22:39 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Liz; La Lydia; AuntB

AMNESTY Bill PING


17 posted on 01/25/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Steelfish

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a veteran of the 2007 effort who is part of the current working group, said Republican attitudes have dramatically shifted since the party’s defeat at the polls in November.
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I would have bet my house and home that CS was one of the traitors.

No McLame we haven’t changed at all, you and the turds working with you were all for Amnesty all along.No Change.

You and the Republicans working with you and any who vote for this are sellouts.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 6:27:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: traditional1
Conferring rights and privileges upon illegal aliens has a corrosive effect on the Rule of Law, the very foundation of our Republic. It is also a slap in the face to legal immigrants who have followed the rules and obeyed the laws. There are millions of immigrants waiting their turn overseas to enter the U.S. legally and approximately 40 million immigrants living in the U.S., most of whom followed the law.

Any legislation that legalizes the status of those who broke our laws by entering our country illegally and allows them to stay and work here is amnesty. We must not only prevent the Democrats and some moderate Republicans from hijacking the meaning of the word amnesty, but the public must be made aware about the true impact of an amnesty. The Heritage Foundation concluded that the cost of amnesty would be $2.6 trillion just for increased entitlement program costs. And the number of additional LEGAL immigrants who would join those who were the recipients of amnesty through chain migration, i.e., family reunification, would approach 70 million over a 20-year period, assuming there are only 12 million illegal aliens. We cannot assimilate such numbers. An amnesty would destroy the United States of America with the stroke of a pen.

19 posted on 01/25/2013 6:36:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: Steelfish

Say hello to the US as the new Venezuela.

There will never be another free and fair election in US history with 40 million new Third World Voters who will vote for anything that gets them hand outs.

The minute this takes effect, 50% of America’s Voters will have their votes nullified because they are swamped by ex illegals.

Ask any native tax paying Californian how that works out. It’s called the Villagarosa -ization of the US electorate .

Take a look at how it’s worked out in Venezula under Chavez for the last 15 years and know our future.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 6:43:03 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Venturer
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a veteran of the 2007 effort who is part of the current working group, said Republican attitudes have dramatically shifted since the party’s defeat at the polls in November.

ie Illegal aliens voting illegally for Obama is what turned the election in his favor and won the election.

Ineligible Illegal aliens voting illegally is voter fraud

Pretty much outright admission that voter fraud played a decisive role in the 2012 elections.

21 posted on 01/25/2013 6:47:13 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a veteran of the 2007 effort who is part of the current working group, said Republican POLITICIAN attitudes have dramatically shifted since the party’s defeat at the polls in November.”

Fixed it.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 7:01:39 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: rdcbn
Actually, a better analogy is probably the institution of Black Minority Rule in South Africa.

Venezuelans did not have the hatred for the middle class that many have for the white middle class in the US.

America as we know it committed suicide on November 6th 2012 and middle class voters voted for their own liquidation -One Man, One Vote, One Last Time.

Hope America's middle class learns to love their new third world lives and status as second class citizens in their own country.

Hope they also learn to love the new American Motto-“Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada” “For the Race, everything, outside the Race, nothing”

Hint - when they talk race, they ain't talking about Anglo-Saxons.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 7:04:09 PM PST by rdcbn
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24 posted on 01/25/2013 8:03:39 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

The elections of 2014 and 2016 have already been lost.

The Republican leadership is showing that it is just not up for the job of governance. In pandering to illegal aliens, they will find that far more once-regular Republican voters will stay home. As Hillary Clinton would say, Democrat, Republican, what difference does it make!

The Republican demise started in 2006-2007 when Bush, McCain, Rove, Graham and ilk tried to force amnesty down our throats.

Republican voters stayed home in increasing numbers in 2006 and 2008, and again in 2012. They felt sold out by their own leaders. McCain and Romney could not reach the vote totals that Bush got in 2004, before he started on his amnesty jihad.

Remember how important Ohio was in the last three elections? Well, amnesty will create 11 million new Democrats equal to the size of Ohio. (In actual count, 30-40 million, or a new Texas all voting Democrat!)

Consider me one of those staying home in 2014 and 2016. What difference does it make when Republicans are just democrats who belong to different country clubs.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 9:29:55 PM PST by oldbill
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To: huckfillary

I thought 10 years, but they would back-date when they came to get on the ObamaBucks, ObamaPhones, ObamaCare, ObamaGrants, ObamaGreenEnergy, ObamaAA, ObamaSection8, ObamaStamps...and let the Gringo foot the bill...

It’s only fair, you know, we stole the land. //sarc


26 posted on 01/25/2013 10:52:25 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: All
DONT REWARD LAW-BREAKING BY CONFERRING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF CITIZENHIP ON LAWBREAKERS. CONTACT YOUR CONG/man: Repubs need to act now----amnesty legislation should be amended to DENY citizenship in these categories (all instances cited leave a paper trail--and are easily verified).

(1) deny citizenship to illegals who purchased multiple forged/faked identities;

(2) deny citizenship to illegals who fraudulently voted in American elections;

(3) deny citizenship to illegals--and extended families--cashing one or more US govt checks;

(4) deny citizenship to all illegals convicted of crimes here and in their homelands;

(5) deny citizenship to illegals w/ fraudulent drivers' licenses;

(6) deny citizenship to illegals undermining the US ecocomy by sending US tax dollars back to their homelands;

(7) deny citizenship to illegals affiliated with latino organizations undermining US ntl security;

(8) deny citizenship to illegals connected to the hatemongering "La Raza"

(9) deny citizenship to students and advocates of "Raza Studies" (teaches killing of Americans); <>(10) deny citizenship to illegals who returned to US after being deported one or more times;

(11) deny citizenship to illegals whose parents fraudently declared them on EITC apps;

(12) deny citizenship to illegals who unlawfully received US govt gratuities in exchange for their votes;

(13) deny citizenship to those who made false claims of citizenship on job apps (US courts ruled this a deportable offense);

(14) deny citizenship to illegals using fake/forged Social Security numbers;

(15) deny citizenship to illegals who obtained fraudulent sub-prime mortgages;

(16) deny citizenship to illegals who defaulted on mortgages (and other debt).

(17) deny citizenship to illegals who skipped out on arrest warrants (violates US criminal law w/ arrest/jailtime for contempt).

..........and so on and so forth......

27 posted on 01/26/2013 4:53:44 AM PST by Liz
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To: Steelfish

What good are new immigration laws when our Imperial Potentate, King Barack Obama The First, only enforces those he agrees with?


28 posted on 01/26/2013 6:01:10 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

Arrest illegals...seize all of their property...deport them. This won’t happen apparently. Thank Goodness I’m old...old but sad. Maybe I’ll live long enough to see justice brought to those who are selling-out America.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 9:53:02 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
Arrest illegals...seize all of their property...deport them. This won’t happen apparently.

I think part of the Obama/Democrat scheme is to provide more of an avenue and incentive to get illegals into the military.

They definately want to groom the military so they can count on them to use force against American citicens. Illegals hungry for citizenship of legal residency will be glad to accomodate them.

'Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.'

- Philip K. Dick, American novelist


30 posted on 01/26/2013 11:17:19 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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