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Durbin: Immigration bill ‘will make us safer’ after Boston attack
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Posted on 04/21/2013 10:04:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Durbin: Immigration bill ‘will make us safer’ after Boston attack By Ben Goad - 04/21/13 12:15 PM ET

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proclaimed Sunday that newly unveiled legislationto overhaul the nation’s immigration system would strengthen national security in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack.

Appearing on Meet the Press, Durbin (D-Ill.) said last week’s Boston bombings revealed a need for bolstered federal resources to prevent future attacks. But he said the contentious 844-page immigration bill would make strides toward greater national security.

“Immigration reform will make us safer, and I hope that those that are critical of it will just come forward and say what their idea is,” Durbin said.

Durbin is part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, a group of four Democrats and four Republicans that released details of the sweeping legislation last week.

The bill’s release was somewhat overshadowed by a hectic news week that included the high profile failure of a gun control measure in Washington, the arrest of a man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) and the events in Boston.

Critics of immigration reform have argued that Congress should move slowly after the suspects were revealed to be immigrants of Chechen ethnicity, who came to the U.S. when young.

Durbin shifted discussion from the bombing to the immigration legislation, which he said contained several provisions designed to directly address public safety.

The bill, Durbin noted, calls for measures to strengthen the border with Mexico, and would allow the nation’s undocumented immigrants to apply to become “registered provisional immigrants.”

“We are going to have 11 million people come forward and have an opportunity to register with our government, out of the shadows,” he said.

Durbin touted a provision in the bill that would dramatically expand the country’s electronic worker verification program. And an overhaul of the worker visa system would ensure “we can track visa holders who visit the United States to make sure they leave when they are supposed to,” Durbin said.

Some in Washington have suggested efforts to pass the bill would be colored by the bombing. Earlier Sunday Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) predicted the attack would have "a severe impact on the immigration debate."

"If people are coming from a country that has a severe terrorist background…there should be extra vetting for people from that country," King said on Fox News Sunday.

The younger of the two Boston bombing suspects, Kyrgyzstan-born Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, became a naturalized U.S. citizen on Sept. 11 of last year. He remains hospitalized in serious condition following his capture.

His older brother’s efforts to become a citizen were reportedly held up over concerns about his 2011 contact with the FBI. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed following a shootout with police.


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1 posted on 04/21/2013 10:04:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the new narrative to sell this POS.

They are trying to get ahead of the bad PR.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why don’t I believe him? Oh yea - bacause he’s a lying POS....


3 posted on 04/21/2013 10:07:18 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t even pass the laugh test.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 10:07:59 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If the oath-breaking politicians won't fear God, we can at least make them fear We the People.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is too ridiculous to even be a joke


5 posted on 04/21/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody needs to tell Dick that Terrorist #2 finished his trip down the DemocRATS’ “pathway to citizenship” on 09-11-12. How did that make us safer there, Dickie?


6 posted on 04/21/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone actually believe this Dick?


7 posted on 04/21/2013 10:09:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here is the handiwork of the US Senate:


8 posted on 04/21/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed following a shootout with police.'

Actually his brother ran him over, lol.

9 posted on 04/21/2013 10:09:55 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

THe same Durbin who recently compared American soldier to nazis?


10 posted on 04/21/2013 10:10:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

gave him citizenship on 9/11

thats just sad


11 posted on 04/21/2013 10:11:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We are going to have 11 million people come forward and have an opportunity to register with our government, out of the shadows,” he said.

Just like all the criminals will come forward and register their guns. Right? /S

12 posted on 04/21/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Sub-Driver

"Immigration reform will make us safer, and I hope that those that are critical of it will just come forward and say what their idea is."


13 posted on 04/21/2013 10:13:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this the same cat who was involved w Barney Frank re: Fannie May?

He is a lying, vile POS.

MFO


14 posted on 04/21/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: Sub-Driver

If the Republicans can’t muster enough votes from Democrats to kill the Immigration bill, then Dear Leader in the WH will have succeeded in keeping this country in Democratic Party control for the next 100 years.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: mohresearcher
If the Republicans can’t muster enough votes from Democrats to kill the Immigration bill, then Dear Leader in the WH will have succeeded in keeping this country in Democratic Party control for the next 100 years.

If the immigration bill passes, this country won't last another 100 years, at least not in any form resembling a constitutional republic.

16 posted on 04/21/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No. The only thing it will do is make dem incumbents elections more safe and fatten the wallets of people who want to pay Chinese style slave wages

For the rest of us, we will be noticeably less safe.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree, what is there to say to such a dense little man?

Dumber than a box of rocks.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Offended!)
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To: skeeter
THe same Durbin who recently compared American soldier to nazis?

Yessir!! The very same old Turban Durbin!

19 posted on 04/21/2013 10:21:31 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Sub-Driver
Durbin: Immigration bill ‘will make us safer’ after Boston attack

Other 'truths' from the Statists:

Higher taxes lead to more wealth

Paying people not to work increases productivity

You have a better chance of surviving a rape by peeing on the rapist than having a Glock

More regulations make business more profitable

Christians are the real terrorists

Your children belong to the government

...

20 posted on 04/21/2013 10:21:36 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: MissMagnolia

In psych terms it’s called ‘magic thinking’ ... little dickie durbin is exhibiting perhaps the number one characteristic of a dead-head liberal democrip. Criminals get a big kick out of this sort of idiocy. It is akin to the moose slime behavior of slapping themselves on the back, head and arms with whips designed to draw blood as they chant their demonic ritual koranic verses marching in an hypnotic gaggle toward their mosques.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Sub-Driver

STFU Dickbrain.


22 posted on 04/21/2013 10:28:23 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sick of politicians using national tragedies to boost their agenda.
Your a$$hole bill will let more members of the religion of peace death cult in.


23 posted on 04/21/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Sub-Driver

Little Dickie also has a little brain.

When will this nightmare become a cruel joke?


24 posted on 04/21/2013 10:30:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sub-Driver

So this is what they all got in the morning White House memo? tell everyone the immigration bill will make us safer?

Wow if that works we are truly screwed.


25 posted on 04/21/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chuck Schumer started this narrative because they know the immigration bill will make us more vulnerable and weaker. They don’t care that it does as long as it keeps Dems in power. They could care less how many Boston bombings there are, as long as Dems rule. They are that obsessed with power. Schumer and Durbin and TRAITORS and should be tried for treason and hung in a public place.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 10:31:40 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Diogenesis

Needs to be lead picture for immigration “reform”.

Good job spinate, ice, homo sis, good job.

Captions?

More Immigration Reform?

The Borders are Controlled, Feel Safe Now?


27 posted on 04/21/2013 10:33:27 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: I want the USA back

So why don’t we use them?


28 posted on 04/21/2013 10:35:00 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sub-Driver

Shame on Sen. Durbin for spreading this lie when he know that the bill will work in favor of terrorists and other perverts invading our country.


29 posted on 04/21/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Sub-Driver

Thousands of Americans are killed each year by Mexican illegal aliens, yet, Congress is determined to let them have American citizenship.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Sub-Driver

...do I have to say anything?


31 posted on 04/21/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Of course Dickie Turbin said that. That's what ALL the Dims will be saying (and likely McShame and Lindy Grahamnesty, too).

Now's the time to call ALL R (and D's up for re-election) Senators and DEMAND this crap sandwich of a *bill* be put to rest, in light of the Boston tragedy, so we can secure our country and protect our citizens.

32 posted on 04/21/2013 10:37:05 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Durbin said it, it’s a lie.\
Next.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 10:41:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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“Immigration reform will make us safer, and I hope that those that are critical of it will just come forward and say what their idea is,” Durbin said.

Sorry, Dick, we don't need to present our "ideas". We only need to expose yours as lies to destroy the bill.

34 posted on 04/21/2013 10:44:54 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Sub-Driver

Has ANYBODY asked this “Gang of Eight Scumbags” if their “comprehensive” (code for: “contains a ton of pork and crap provisions that would NEVER pass as stand-alone measures”) immigration bill includes serious voter ID?

That’s what I thought.


35 posted on 04/21/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver
But he said the contentious 844-page immigration bill would make strides toward greater national security.

This kind of nonsense is the reason why I keep saying that politicians should be subject to random "wiz quizzes".

36 posted on 04/21/2013 10:46:33 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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a need for bolstered federal resources

Is this anything like 'more money'? Yep ... that's what we need, Durbin ... more spending, more bureaucrats, a more bloated, cumbersome, inertia riddled federal establishment.

37 posted on 04/21/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would that be before or after the adjudication of the govs suit against Arizona? Who the HELL really believes these assclowns?


38 posted on 04/21/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

having Obama Impeached will make the Country much safer, happier and wealthier. Why do we have illegal immigrant as the parasite in chief.


39 posted on 04/21/2013 10:58:26 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Sub-Driver

The propaganda campaign is in full swing as predicted! And it has the usual Grover Norquist/Cesar Conda stench.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010443/posts?page=30#30


40 posted on 04/21/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver
CAUTION......
41 posted on 04/21/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kevao

I know a lot of Democrats that don’t like this because they take jobs, cause crime and lower our kid’s education (among many othe things). We need to reach out to them on this issue. I knew a lot of Dems in CA that agreed wholehartedly on this issue. How to reach them to become involved enough to contact their reps?


42 posted on 04/21/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Sub-Driver
Any bill that does not let us pick and choose the most qualified immigrants, while keeping the rest out, will not make us any safer.

It so strange how people on the left think the best of unknown people who want to come here, while believing the worst of those who are already here.

43 posted on 04/21/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: mohresearcher

Won’t be that long, the economy and welfare state have 10 years left, tops.


44 posted on 04/21/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Recall Pelosi saying they had to pass the law to find out what was in it. This clown’s promise is worth what amount of thought he put into it.


45 posted on 04/21/2013 12:37:15 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Diogenesis
We can't let minor mishaps like this blind us to the wonders of multicultural diversity.

Think of all of the GOOD things that Chechen Muslims bring to us!


46 posted on 04/21/2013 1:21:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Um Senator Durbin, that immigration bill went south since the events of last week.


47 posted on 04/21/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Well if you really want to be safe Senator Durbin, do as the Israelis have done, build a SECURITY WALL.


48 posted on 04/21/2013 2:09:48 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver
These terrorist turds were legally here so how in the hell will making it easier be safer?

America sure has some dumb-ass legislatures.

49 posted on 04/21/2013 3:09:17 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Sub-Driver

They lost their credibility a long time ago, no one believes them and it’s obvious just propaganda.


50 posted on 04/21/2013 3:37:28 PM PDT by HollyB
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