Senators propose comprehensive changes to immigration policy with pathway to citizenship

  • Article by: MICHELE SALCEDO , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 11, 2012 - 9:08 PM
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jjsbrwNov. 11, 12 6:10 PM

The GOP says, "Oh!! Now we get it!" This country has to fix the problem of 11 million illegal immigrants, and it can absolutely never involve all 11 million being deported - by the gov't or by "self-deportation".

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:15 PM

I do not believe that the majority of Americans want more legal immigration, or legal status or amnesty for the 11 million or more criminal alien invaders living in our country. Why would they want to compete with them for the scarce number of jobs, or pay more taxes to support them??? It does not make any sense. And rewarding these criminals with amnesty is rewarding crime, and will only encourage another huge wave of illegals to invade our country! This would be 11 million or more votes for the Democrats in the next election, not for the Republicans, so why would the Republicans support it??? Had the Republicans been more conservative on immigration in the past, they would not be facing this dilemma today.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:20 PM

If the Republicans are going to be liberal on immigration, why do we need a Republican party?? Give America a choice for less immigration. We are headed for over one billion people in this country, and a white minority. A disaster.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:26 PM

If comprehensive immigration reform means amnesty for 11 million or more criminal aliens, and more legal immigration, I would be opposed to it and you should be too. But if comprehensive immigration reform means the deportation of all 11 million or more criminal aliens, far less legal immigration, and secure borders, I would support it and you should too.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:36 PM

This would be 11 million or more votes for the Democrats in the next election. The Republicans will lose even more next time. Maybe its time for one party or a third party.

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chavistaNov. 11, 12 9:48 PM

oimmigration, it's apparent that you have considerable worries about your employment status. Research shows that the class of Americans most greatly affected by undocumented immigrants in the workforce is high school dropouts. You could expect a raise of approximately $25 per week if they all went home. Research also shows that undocumented immigrants have very little effect on unemployment rates because undocumented workers also create demand that leads to new jobs requiring greater skills that Americans fill. They buy food and cars and cell phones, they get haircuts and go to restaurants. On average, there is close to no net impact on the unemployment rate. They also pay a lot of taxes such as sales, Social Security, Medicare, property, and gas taxes to name a few. Also, I don't think you have to worry about all the undocumented immigrants voting for the liberals. If you saw the political shows today Lindsey Graham stated that the Republicans would be for an immigration bill, but Obama has to come up with it and shepherd it through Congress. Of course, once the bill is passed and the immigrants like it, the Republicans will claim that it was their bill all along and they should get all the credit. Finally, you're right in your second post. Your xenophobic statement that white people in the United States are going to be a minority is exactly right and there's nothing you can do about it.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:48 PM

America started going downhill in 1965 when our immigration laws were liberalized. Now our wise leaders in Washington want to do it to US again, and for political reasons only. Just say no to your leaders in DC. We should learn from history and not repeat past mistakes.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:51 PM

Is this good for the country or good for the politicians?? The politicians only.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 12 9:54 PM

Remember 9/11 and the dangers of a liberal immigration policy.

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oimmigrationNov. 11, 1210:00 PM

Ronald Reagan a Republican gave amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 I believe, and the Hispanics still vote for the Democrats. So, its not going to work for the Republicans.

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