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Cantor: children of illegal immigrants should get U.S. citizenship
Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:04pm EST | Andy Sullivan

Posted on 02/11/2013 1:33:20 AM PST by DangerZone

A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.

Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act.

"The best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let's go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board," Cantor said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Cantor is leading an effort to improve his party's image as many Republicans worry they will be consigned to irrelevancy in coming years if they do not reach out to the fast-growing Latino electorate, which strongly supports immigration reform.

President Barack Obama has made immigration reform a top priority of his second term in office and a bipartisan group of senators is working to draft legislation that would tackle the issue in a comprehensive manner, rather than the piecemeal approach that Cantor suggested.

Republican Senator John McCain, who is involved in that effort, said his group aims to provide a path to citizenship for all of those who are in the United States illegally, not just children, as long as border security is tightened.

"There are 11 million people living in the shadows. I believe that they deserve to come out of the shadows," McCain said on "Fox News Sunday."

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1 posted on 02/11/2013 1:33:39 AM PST by DangerZone
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To: DangerZone

the gop leadership sellout continues.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 1:37:24 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DangerZone

So 0m0slems daughters would be citizens.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 1:40:26 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: DangerZone

Wrong. Just because I have a kid in someone else’s house doesn’t give them claim to ownership.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 1:46:53 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DangerZone
I do not see any need for more people in this country. There will be less and less jobs from now.
5 posted on 02/11/2013 1:54:56 AM PST by Domangart
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To: Secret Agent Man

Somebody (or somebody’s plural) is/are paying these people off and/or they have investments associated with this.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 2:10:19 AM 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: F15Eagle

Potential voters.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 2:21:21 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: DangerZone

This is ‘code speak’ for illegal’s childrens parents, gparents, uncles, aunts and ALL direct relatives whom can now come to AmeriKa and be citizens.

Cantor is another to put on the list....of traitors and sell outs to the once great experiment


8 posted on 02/11/2013 2:30:21 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: eartick

That list is getting awfully long: Rubio, Ryan, Paul, McCain, Graham,...


9 posted on 02/11/2013 2:35:19 AM PST by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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To: DangerZone
A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.

When our country granted amnesty to 2 million illegal immigrants in the late 1980s, the deal was that exercise would solve the illegal immigration problem once and for all! We would close our borders and have no more illegal immigration.

But, instead, we kept the floodgates open. As a result, we now have at least 20 million illegal immigrants in our country; they were motivated by the open floodgates and the promise of citizenship without the necessity to "wait in line." Is this how our lawmakers operate in connection with our immigration laws?

Why do we even have laws and a process for legal immigration? All that does is get people worked up because they actually foolishly followed the law. They watch those who jumped the line be rewarded.

Are we again going to keep the floodgates open? Or just keep forgetting about those silly immigration laws and make sure we take care of the children?

10 posted on 02/11/2013 2:38:02 AM PST by olezip
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To: exnavy

...for Democrats. The GOPe money men want their amnesty no matte what. Then again, these quislings wouldn’t have any qualms about changing parties if that is what it took to win office.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 2:40:53 AM PST by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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Never cared for this asshat.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 2:47:43 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Domangart

What? Is this the usual overpopulation nonsense?

Terrible argument.

People should come legally to America.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 2:48:54 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: DangerZone

Eric Cantor: AMNESTY LIBERAL

Instead of rewarding Illegal Aliens, its time to deport them

Anyone still voting GOP after Amnesty passes is not a conservative


14 posted on 02/11/2013 2:51:22 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Just because I have a kid in someone else’s house doesn’t give them claim to ownership.

Exactly.

"The best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let's go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board" - in other words TOTAL CAPITULATION AND DERELICTION OF DUTY.

Democrat Front member Cantor needs to go!

He personifies the problem with Repubs & why they lose, they are no different than Dems.

15 posted on 02/11/2013 2:55:38 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: DangerZone

your stimulus money still at work


16 posted on 02/11/2013 2:56:18 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Why do the politicians continuously pander to the highest bidder? Rhetorical question. Whores; just about everyone of ‘em. No one oes the right thing anymore. There always has to be an angle for money, votes, or both for them and the tyranny they support.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 3:04:24 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Secret Agent Man

Why do the politicians continuously pander to the highest bidder? Rhetorical question. Whores; just about everyone of ‘em. No one oes the right thing anymore. There always has to be an angle for money, votes, or both for them and the tyranny they support.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 3:04:24 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Secret Agent Man

RHINO Canter


19 posted on 02/11/2013 3:06:04 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: exnavy

Swing vote doesn’t exist anymore. It’s all the brown vote now. Politicians would sell their mothers if the public wouldn’t find out. Of course the MSM would sugarbush it and lie about it for the RATs


20 posted on 02/11/2013 3:11:07 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: exnavy

Swing vote doesn’t exist anymore. It’s all the brown vote now. Politicians would sell their mothers if the public wouldn’t find out. Of course the MSM would sugarcoat it and lie about it for the RATs


21 posted on 02/11/2013 3:11:23 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Doogle

http://www.google.com/search?q=cantor+amnesty&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=o9AYUcaoOLLa2wXDy4DwBQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoATgK&biw=1024&bih=660#biv=i|5;d|lvgN4R9QNs2zhM:

Proud supporter of gays being allowed to be in the Boy Scouts
Proud supporter of NAMBLA
Proud supporter of illegal amnesty

After you look at his pic you’ll get it . He’s no Republican but a a wolf in sheep’s clothing RHINO


22 posted on 02/11/2013 3:18:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Secret Agent Man

What GOP???

They have decided they will buy Hispanic votes with this crap.

They are dead wrong, they will lose their base.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 3:51:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: DangerZone

What part of ILLEGAL isn’t clear.
The parents are illegal immigrants, that makes the spawn, illegal bastard immigrants.
They’ve done nothing to advance our country. They don’t like our country. They snub the culture of our country. They don’t even want to speak the language of our country, English.
Why should they share in the privileges and benefits of citizenship?


24 posted on 02/11/2013 4:16:43 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: DangerZone

When did Rand Paul sell out? I knew the other 4 (Rubio, Ryan, McCain and Graham) were sell outs, but Rand? Say it ain’t so... What a way to start a work week...of making money for the moochers and now another sell out....

Shiite, I might as well stay home and reload. Forget about going out on the streets..


25 posted on 02/11/2013 4:25:24 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: DangerZone
Let's go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board," Cantor said.

POS! A "win". Yep, for the bastardization of the U.S. and destruction of her society. Yep, a win.

I have to stop now.

26 posted on 02/11/2013 4:33:19 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: eartick

This country is dead but too dumb to drop over.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 4:37:33 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: DangerZone

“There are 11 million people living in the shadows. I believe that they deserve to come out of the shadows,”

I wonder if both Democrats and Republicans alike really expect that somehow 11 million people (if that is the actual number) will suddenly obey the laws of the land and become model tax-paying citizens. They won’t. Why should they?

If amnesty is granted, they will simply become non-taxpaying, welfare-state draining citizens. If anything it will encourage more people to join them - having found the way to prosper in a big-government environment.


28 posted on 02/11/2013 4:40:59 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: DangerZone

What is he going to do with their parents? GOP = Dims


29 posted on 02/11/2013 4:52:05 AM PST by elephant
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Or as that oh so noted intellect Quanell X would say “ just because a cat has kittens in the oven it don't make them biscuit's”
30 posted on 02/11/2013 4:55:22 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You nailed it. Short & to the point, however, your statement makes too much sense for a politician to comprehend.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 4:55:22 AM PST by FES0844
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To: jsanders2001

“After you look at his pic you’ll get it . He’s no Republican but a a wolf in sheep’s clothing RHINO”

No he’s GOP Leadership. He is a Republican. This is what the party is now.


32 posted on 02/11/2013 5:10:00 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: DangerZone; Liz; AuntB; TADSLOS; Tennessee Nana; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.
Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. “

Citizenship??? aka voting. More Dem voters?
Children of illegals already get automatic citizenship.
Its illegals here not born here that dont.

Cantor is slippery as a eel and he gives me the creeps. Dems on the same show complained that it was not enough to just give it to the kids.

I saw a Republican on one of the Sunday shows (Carly Fiorina , didnt she lose?) responding to a democrat with "Obama is stealing Rubio's immigration ideas',
That's the new GOP plan to win hispanics: 'We were for amnesty first and Democats are following us', think Hispanics will believe that?

33 posted on 02/11/2013 5:15:54 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: DangerZone

He is just a democrap plant and is showing his true colors like the rest of the republicrat leadership.FH


34 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:22 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
AMNESTY PUSHERS ARE IN THE THROES OF "PENIS ENVY" Hard-driving pols are pulling (excuse the expression) for amnesty.

Looks like the political equivalent of "penis envy" (cackle).

"Priapic Bob Menendez" is getting it on regularly w/ kiddies in the Dominican Republic. Tolerant and compassionate Dems knows, "Amnesty is for the children" (sob). Hobama and them pols are hot (excuse the expression) to amnestize the millions now living in the US.....many of them just "kids."

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Have you asked your Senator/Cong/legislator if THEY'VE ever spent time at Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic?

35 posted on 02/11/2013 5:34:17 AM PST by Liz
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To: DangerZone

The beltway class knows what’s best for you ignorant rubes out there in flyover land.


36 posted on 02/11/2013 5:56:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: DangerZone

The GOP wants to lose the next election so bad


37 posted on 02/11/2013 6:14:48 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DangerZone

I know someone who probably fits this picture.... I believe her folks are illegal and she has been here most of her 15 year long life. It is truly terrible that her folks have done this to her.... but it is not my responsibility to fix the stupidity of her family.


38 posted on 02/11/2013 6:19:06 AM PST by Grammy
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To: DangerZone
This mealy-mouthed weasel is worse than useless.

If the House Republicans continue to refuse to dethrone Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy, there will be no congressional opposition to Zero for the rest of his term.

39 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:12 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: F15Eagle

Sheldon Adelson, the Casino biz needs a lot of CHEEP LABOR aka 3rd worlders. Adelson provided Cantor and Boehner with $5M as a tasty reminder of what the future holds if they manage to get the Amnesty through. Check out this perv’s other donations to the Repub Amnesty crowd. Adelson also gave the Mittster campaign big $$s, $100M I think and the effect was to soften up Mittster’s Immigration positions....I don’t doubt this had a lot to do with Mittster losing the white working class votes in the MW swing states. Of course Adelson would never recommend open borders for Israel would he? Someone sould ask this gazillionaire that question!


40 posted on 02/11/2013 6:29:14 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: DangerZone

Yes, he’s outta therrrrre!


41 posted on 02/11/2013 7:17:30 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: DangerZone

So Eric what did the illegal aliens or their children do to earn American citizenship ???

The honor of American citizenship comes real cheap nowdays...


42 posted on 02/11/2013 7:58:20 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: DangerZone

“The best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let’s go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board,” Cantor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Cantor is leading an effort to improve his party’s image
_____________________________________________

Oh dont worry Eric youve succeeded

You already look like Democrats...


43 posted on 02/11/2013 8:01:08 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: DangerZone

Go to hell Cantor, deport them all!!!!


44 posted on 02/11/2013 8:07:44 AM PST by dalereed
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To: DangerZone

Define “child”. Who is it, a five year old, or an individual brought into the country at age 17 years, 364 days??


45 posted on 02/11/2013 8:14:39 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: sickoflibs

Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers.

Send them home, call police - make them leave.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 8:31:33 AM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: DangerZone; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

47 posted on 02/11/2013 8:32:50 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: DangerZone

Citizenship for votes how democrat of them.They need to change their name to Repubacrats.
Small minds do great damage.


48 posted on 02/11/2013 8:54:09 AM PST by Vaduz
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Citizenship for votes how democrat of them.They need to change their name to Repubacrats.
Small minds do great damage.


49 posted on 02/11/2013 8:58:01 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Darnright

Forcing a child to commit a crime is child abuse. Get social services involved, and the illegal alien parents will run back to their homelands rather than try to fight child protective services.
Problem solved!


50 posted on 02/11/2013 9:13:11 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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