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Top Democrat tells Republicans he’ll rush immigration bill through Congress
The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2013 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/28/2013 1:46:55 AM PDT by yoe

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., indicated that he will expedite immigration reform by skipping by further committee hearings on the legislation in a sharp letter to a leading Republican lawmaker — a letter characterized by a striking amount of trash-talking about immigration issues and politics.

“I intend to proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed,” Leahy wrote to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., in a letter today informing Sessions that Republicans will only have one week to consider the immigration bill —

[snip] “If any of the more junior Senators need time to get up to speed, I will look forward to them discussing their specific readiness problems with me directly and I will look forward to working with them as well,” he said.

Sessions rejected such a schedule. “The Chairman’s suggestion that we don’t need hearings on this new proposal because we have held immigration hearings in the past misses the entire point: the massive proposal being cobbled together by a group of Senators in secret must be independently judged and reviewed by the Judiciary Committee in the full light of day,” he stated in response to Leahy’s letter, a process that would take months, in his estimation.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration; leahy; senate; sessions
Ramming bill through is the MO of the Obama administration...look at what it has gotten us in Obamacare...huge increase in medicine and insurance - bail outs with no accounting....Mr. Leahy is not protecting America, he is protecting Obama's amnesty deal. Shame on Leahy!

Hire GI's and other Americans.

1 posted on 03/28/2013 1:46:55 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Leahy has a face like a baby’s a$$. ...Which is ironic considering “Leaky” Leahy is a horse’s a$$.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 1:55:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: yoe

Obama plans a trip to Mexico in May. This sounds like a drive for him to gift wrap the US to Enrique Nieto.


4 posted on 03/28/2013 3:47:32 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: yoe

Alabama’s Sessions is a stud duck; Leaky is a dud f***.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 4:03:16 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: yoe

I suspect that all the rush that the Democrats seem to be wanting done at all levels of government is because they see The Messiah’s popularity sinking like the sunset. They know if they don’t get it done in the next few months it will never happen.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:10 AM PDT by Flint
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To: yoe

Hey!!

Let’s make more immigration laws that won’t be enforced!!


7 posted on 03/28/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: yoe

They were so successful with ramming Obamacare down our throats that they are still feeling cocky.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Flint

yep, and in 6 months we will begin the runup to the 2014 midterms.

And they know, no one is going to touch it with a ten foot pole in an election year.


9 posted on 03/28/2013 5:39:35 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: yoe

Another 20,000 page bill no one will read and later discover another $25 billion in new taxes on tax payers. All new citizens must vote democrat or not be allowed to vote. Total gun control. Several new laws like this that no one will know about until around 2017 when someone finally gets around to reading the danged thing.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 6:40:36 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: yoe
He's scared of Cruz.
11 posted on 03/28/2013 6:56:20 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: yoe
I wonder what will be jammed down our collective throats after “Comprehensive Amnesty” - perhaps “Cap and Tax”. I don’t think the RATS have ever given up on their favorite business busting plan of cap and tax and could certainly use it to abolish all Carbon based fuels.
12 posted on 03/28/2013 7:13:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: yoe
why didn't they rush this bill before? heheh
13 posted on 03/28/2013 8:01:01 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Flint

It’s pretty clear that The Messiah has long been repudiated by the American people, but they have yet to reject the Obamamessiah.


14 posted on 03/28/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: RetiredArmy

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.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 8:13:08 AM PDT by kabar
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To: yoe

18 plates spinning at once. Gun grabbing legislation. Shamnesty. Same sex marriage/adoption. Obamacare/death panels.

Can’t mobilize effectively against such a multiheaded beast.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 8:16:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kabar

Please let this go away...


17 posted on 03/28/2013 9:53:47 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: a fool in paradise
That's called the Cloward-Piven strategy. Overwhelm the system.

There are enough circuit breakers in our laws to prevent it. IF the Republicans will take their you-know-whats out of their you-know-whats.

18 posted on 03/28/2013 10:31:24 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: magna carta

That’s what the GOP said in 1986.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: yoe

This seems aimed at getting more voters forget about being a nation of laws.I’m surprised, they are giving up this much information.


20 posted on 03/28/2013 12:05:44 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: kabar

When I was stationed in Munich, Germany back in the middle 1980s, one of my German female employees told me that Turks were taking over all the buildings in her neighborhood. An apartment building across the street from her house had like 40 apartments in it and Turks moved into one and that mama and daddy and their 8 kids soon increased to 40 as all the relatives came in. In a year or so, Turks had the entire building taken over. That is the way it started and the way they took over one apartment, one building, one neighborhood at a time till they had it all. Turks took over that entire section of Munich. Probably control most of the entire district now days. It will be the same here.


21 posted on 03/28/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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