Archive for Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Obama to push immigration reform

June 29, 2010


— 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.


cato_the_elder 7 years, 6 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.

Majestic42 7 years, 6 months ago

I agree. Obama is the thinnest-skinned PERSON I've seen, much less president.

Jim Phillips 7 years, 6 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.

Mixolydian 7 years, 6 months ago

Make it a drinking game and you'll have permanent liver damage.

Majestic42 7 years, 6 months ago

So you honestly think that Obama isn't thin-skinned or narcissistic?

jaywalker 7 years, 6 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.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 6 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!

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

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

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

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

Shelley Bock 7 years, 5 months ago


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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