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Obama to push immigration reform

June 29, 2010

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— President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by the president.

The strategy was discussed during a meeting Monday by a range of prominent labor leaders and activist groups. Participants said Obama reiterated his support for immigration legislation but noted the political realities that have stalled it in Congress.

Latino leaders say they will work in coming months to pressure Republicans to give way and support an immigration bill — and make opponents pay at the ballot box if they don’t.

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Pollocaca 3 years, 8 months ago

Never mind....

Obama won the election. More american business owners voted for him.

But, if it makes you sleep better profiling Republicans, sleep tight. Attacking american business is a 'patchwork solution' and Obama said that he doesn't want 'patchwork' solutions to a national problem.

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Shelley Bock 3 years, 8 months ago

ljreader....

The immigration issue is a trumped up issue to scare and fright voters.

Arizona Republicans claim crime is on the rise. However, crime statistics from the State of Arizona indicate that property and violent crime have been decreasing in the past 4 years.

A drain tax drain? Since most illegals don't have social security numbers any monies withheld by employers will be paid to the Treasury and remain. No person to credit the payment to, the illegal doesn't file income tax return and it stays put.

Taking jobs away? Sometimes, but who wants to work in picking fields, dairies, hot roofs or sweaty kitchens for minimum wages or less. illegals in the US are in reality an issue of economic slavery. Fewer illegals in the US might mean fairer wages for Americans. I doubt that many would do the work that illeglas do unless massive amounts of dollars would be invested. Of course, you as a consumer would have to pay many more dollars for your food, your milk, your new roof and your Happy Meals. But, you'll gladly do that I'm sure.

The cheapest and soundest way to control the "illegal invasion" of the US, is to prosecute all American businesses hiring illegals. Ruthless prosecution would remove the economic incentive to coming to the US. If there weren't jobs for illegals, they wouldn't come here. They aren't coming here for the weather, the friendly people, the NFL or any other reason other than jobs, jobs, jobs. If Americans didn't hire them, they wouldn't be here.

So, forget the border wall. Forget the Arizona law. Forget everything but prosecute Americans who hire illegals. Bingo, problem over immediately. Oh, I forgot those same employers contribute to the Republican party in droves. Rats, I had the solution in hand, but the Republicans just want to keep the problem happening because they need the money.

Never mind.....

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ljreader 3 years, 9 months ago

This man is deaf to the wishes of American citizens.

Just how does he think amnesty (because that's what we're talking about here) is going to help the jobless situation? Now, we'll have up 20 million people taking jobs from us legally. Of course, appr half will be women whose role it is to reproduce- bringing us to the other problem. 20 million more plus all the kids they can pump out legally able to access welfare and other social services. Their anchor babies are already sending us to the poor house. Now, mom and dad can bilk us, too.

Once given legal status, they can, through chain migration, bring in more poor, uneducated folks from their homelands to line up for the gravy train. Wait till they access social security- which is already broke. That should help out our record level debt. This president couldn't do this country more harm than if he was trying to ruin it on purpose. This will clinch him being a one term president- at least in the USA- maybe he'll have better luck in Mexihole.

It's an outrage that his political motivation to get the Hispanic vote trumps his obligation to protect and represent US citizens. The man is shameless.

The mere talk of amnesty will cause a stampede from Mexico to get in under the wire, because we know there will be no fool proof way of weeding through 20 million aliens to find out who was here when. When more citizens and Border Patrol get murdered during the stampede, the blood is on Obama's hands. His reelection is more important to him at any cost. Worse. President. EVER. NumbersUSA.com FREE faxes

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unindicted_coconspirator 3 years, 9 months ago

We give money to MX, blame Americans for the problem and let the anti-immgration riots go on. What is up with that?

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unindicted_coconspirator 3 years, 9 months ago

There goes on Obama again. Going to labor leaders and activists to give him aid and ideas. What a lost puppy he is. If we don't elect a decent president in 2012 and go on this way, kiss the country good bye forever.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

Building a fence and decorating its top with the severed heads of people caught trying to illegally enter America = Boffo!

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

Banning internal combustion lawnmowers to save the planet = perfect sense!

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 9 months ago

Remember immigrants have sophisticated tunnels that do cross the borders.

Putting up a wall = nonsense.

Spending big bucks on a prison fence = useless The immigrants will cut through it like butter.

The billion dollar BOEING virtual fence was a failure - had never been tested to this application

BUSHCO allies along the border did not want the wall concept cutting through their private property = more wasted tax dollars.

Instead do something productive that will put food on the tables. Hire 2000 more humans instead of blowing billions on BS walls and fences that will be and have been compromised. Humans spend money = economic growth!

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jaywalker 3 years, 9 months ago

Sure would like to know what the ambiguous "immigration reform" entails. Whatever the case, something needs to be done, particularly since this was one of the President's main campaign promises which I believe he vowed would be addressed in his first year.

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Tarball 3 years, 9 months ago

Barack is using the Reagan blueprint for legalizing people. I'm concerned that the blueprint will miss people that are not profiled as Mexicans. My concern is for the Asians and Canadians.

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clown_hater 3 years, 9 months ago

Guardian, I noticed that in Obama's speeches, I also noticed it from the first lady. Kind of creepy. I'm no Bush fan but he was very humble in his public appearances/speeches.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 9 months ago

The left/looney-left who went ga-ga over Obama in their BDS ridden state now can't defend him, so they just attack his attackers (me for example).

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Jim Phillips 3 years, 9 months ago

If you want something to do while "listening" to The One speak, count how many times he says "I" or "Me" in his speech. Vey narcissistic.

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consumer1 3 years, 9 months ago

Isn't the job of the President of the United States to represent and protect all of the American people? Not just the ones who voted for him?

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 9 months ago

"...that will showcase Republican opposition..." which is really what it's all about, oh, and the speech. Obama: no good ideas, no good plan, just criticism of past presidents, Republicans, finger-pointing and a severe case of thin-skin.

Unmitigated disaster if there ever was one. Pelosi and Reid are worse yet.

126 days.

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cato_the_elder 3 years, 9 months ago

To paraphrase a quote from B.J. Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, "It's the wall, stupid." Build it first - then talk about reform.

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