Skip to comments.Democrats find much to like in immigration bill
Posted on 04/19/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by Theoria
The Senates Gang of Eight delivered an immigration overhaul bill this week that was far more generous to their constituencies than Democrats and Hispanic activists expected.
The pre-bill marketing campaign driven by leaks that seemed to come from Republican negotiators focused on stringent new border-control measures and a long, difficult path to citizenship. The goal was to minimize conservative opposition by creating a first impression of the bill as a tough solution to the countrys illegal immigration problem.
But when Democrats got a look at the 844-page measure, they discovered that their negotiators extracted more concessions than they thought possible. Those include an expansive version of the DREAM Act and subtle but meaningful tradeoffs on all the major pieces of the system, from family reunification to legalization and border security.
The compromises raise a potential stumbling block for the bill as it starts what could be an arduous process through Congress. Conservatives could balk at signing on to something that has the stamp of approval from liberal lawmakers and progressive groups. And liberals may have a hard time accepting something that Republicans may argue is a clear-cut victory for them.
So far, negotiators seem to have quieted dissension on both sides. But that could change as lawmakers and activists give the bill a close look and assess the reactions of the other side.
Democrats are reluctant to sound too positive, fearing that would scare away Republicans. Their official response to the bill has been muted, with one press release after another calling it a starting point that must be improved.
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...the 11 million will turn into 60 million within a year
If anyone actually believes this, then they're just plain stoopid. the lowest of low-grade morons.
800 pages. 400 waivers and exemptions. That averages out to be two waivers or expemptions per page. What a farce. America needs to stand up to the 8 faggot gangbangers and tell them what they can do with this fraud.
More third worlders like the Chechyn bombers! Of course, whites need not apply, from any nation, anywhere. Rubio is more loyal to his ethnicity than to his Constitution.
“In the video, obtained by EAGnews.org, Ayers also first blasts conservatives for portraying President Barack Obama as a secret Muslim and a secret sociopath, running around with terrorists and Arabs. He lamented the fact that many liberals felt like Obama was winking at them while he portrayed himself as a compromising moderate but Obama ended up disappointing the far left, according to Ayers.
If we want change to come, we would do well not to look at the sites of power we have no access to; the White House, the Congress, the Pentagon, Ayers added. We have absolute access to the community, the school, the neighborhood, the street, the classroom, the workplace, the shop, the farm.
They want to destroy this country. They know the enormous negative implications of the bill for this country. They know that no matter what they do or promise, these illegals will not vote for GOP.
And why would any rational person believe that the same government that does not enforce current immigration laws they don’t agree with will enforce new immigration laws they don’t agree with?
Translation: THEY LIE!
“Democrats find much to like in immigration bill”
Now I know its bad legislation.
There should be no consideration of any bill until we find out who decided to admit the young Muslims who killed and maimed Americans in Boston. Any bill must have a provision banning admission of young male Muslims from our shoresâas tourists, as business visitors, as students and , ABOVE ALL, as permanent residents.
Unfortunately, my senators are Rubio and a RAT.
No shite. If that bill passes the entire country will be Californicated.
“Unfortunately, my senators are Rubio and a RAT.”
I see...TWO rats...
I think there’s only 2 men in the senate worth saving. Jeff Sessions and Jim Inhofe.
Knock out job, there, Rubio!
Exactly. Lets not forget we’re talking about an administration that is suing the state of Arizona for enforcing federal immigration aws that they won’t .
“And why would any rational person believe that the same government that does not enforce current immigration laws they dont agree with will enforce new immigration laws they dont agree with?”
Precisely. So far, the good people of South Carolina have been running negative ads against Linda Graham and have his approval rating down to 53%. That means he is vulnerable to a challenge in the primary.
IOW, the traitor may not make it out of primary. He’s so roundly hated in Greenville and Spartanburg in the upstate that he needs to travel with a platoon of fat, waddling doughnut munchers from fascist DC to protect his traitorous ass.
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