Skip to comments.Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform
Posted on 03/05/2010 3:43:10 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Reporting from Washington - Despite steep odds, the White House has discussed prospects for reviving a major overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, a commitment that President Obama has postponed once already.
Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections.
In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill.
According to a person familiar with the meeting, the White House may ask Schumer and Graham to at least produce a blueprint that could be turned into legislative language.
The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in deportation.
Nick Shapiro, a White House spokesman, said the president's support for an immigration bill, which would also include improved border security, was "unwavering."
Participants in the White House gathering also pointed to an immigration rally set for March 21 in Washington as a way to spotlight the issue and build needed momentum.
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Amnesty is not an overhaul. We already have an unrealistic quota.
F'N SC_M B_GS
He is doing this to score votes as present citizens are on to him and want him out of office.
He’ll do anything to something, anything. So far, as President, he’s a complete bust. What a waste of time and resources.
THAT would be reform.
That should have been “He’ll do anything to WIN something”
This should make democrats even more popular. Probably the last thing John McCain wants to see right now too. LOL
Let’s hope amnesty gets tossed onto the rest of the stack of failures.
JD Hayworth should ask the McAmnesty about this during the debate in AZ.
Immigration doesn’t need “reform”. ENFORCEMENT NEEDS “REFORM” YOU IDIOTS! I don’t think we need to turn North America over to Central and South America just because they screwed the pooch down there!
Like last time? Or the time before? Fool us once, it's your fault. Fool us twice, it's our fault. As far as the 10 million estimate.....does anyone really believe it's less than 20 million?
“Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform”
Also known as a voter drive. If he succeeds in this attempt to stack the electorate, all bets are off.
Fail boy fails in multiple arenas at once.
That would be before including the X3 multiplier which applied to the 86 amnesty - 1.5 million ended up being closer to 5 million.
Total amnesty today would likely result in 60 million new citizens within 10 years.
I will bet anything that you will not see these two in the same room until after November 4th. Graham would be toxic to the Arizona voters.
Obama goes ALL IN on leftwing agenda.
- EPA CO2 regulations
What a completely clueless buffoon.
This should turn his last few independents away, and a good number of the Dems too.
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