Editorial: Immigration reform won big on Nov. 6

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  • Updated: November 14, 2012 - 6:11 AM

Obama's re-election, Hispanic vote soften GOP opposition.

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lizardguyNov. 13, 12 6:42 PM

Obama bought the hispanic vote by doing an end around congress. Liberals continually complain about illegals taking jobs and then support illegals taking jobs. Makes no sense.

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jjsbrwNov. 13, 12 7:14 PM

lizardguyNov. 13, 12 6:42 PM Obama bought the hispanic vote by doing an end around congress. Liberals continually complain about illegals taking jobs and then support illegals taking jobs. Makes no sense. -------------------------------- No, liberals support documenting all immigrants so they become full members of the workforce. When immigrants have to work in the shadows of the workforce, they can be manipulated to accept lower-than-market wages, which depresses the earning power for everyone in even tangentially connected sectors. Get them documented, on the books, paying taxes, and participating in the economy and EVERYONE will benefit.

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workforit1Nov. 13, 12 9:49 PM

Laughable.."the white vote does not matter anymore" News Flash...Obama does not get elected without the white vote. If 97% of the white vote went to Romney, like 97% of the black vote went to Obama, he is not even close to be elected. Also, there would be screems of racisim...

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comment229Nov. 14, 12 4:49 AM

As we entered the 20th century, immigration from Europe was almost out of control. Was there prejudice at that time? Sure was... you can still list the derogatory slang names for each nationality. These people made our country great and most, if not all of us can trace our ancestry back to one of them; I can and did. Now, we get a new wave of immigrants, albeit in a different way, and we cannot agree on anything. Why is that? Wanna bet there are quite a few members of congress that change the subject when you ask them about the great melting pot and immigration reform? Obama's agenda is right; close the border first and secure it. Hey, here's an idea; how about bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and other areas of the world and use them to secure our own border?

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davehougNov. 14, 12 6:59 AM

No, liberals support documenting all immigrants so they become full members of the workforce. - - - At what point do we close the doors? I think most everyone on the planet would be better off working in the US. After 11 million, when and HOW do we say no more?

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arspartzNov. 14, 12 7:01 AM

"These people made our country great" -- And the VAST majority of European immigrants learned English. They did not demand that the government interact with them in their native language.

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EleanoreNov. 14, 12 7:22 AM

I would love to see immigration reform. If you think that means amnesty, open borders, and alli alli outs in free, you are dredfully mistaken.

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scottyhomerNov. 14, 12 7:53 AM

It is time for Congress to face the music and update out immigration policies. Grover Norquist, Haley Barbour and even pundit Sean Hannity said Republicans should stop being an impediment. That statement is so very true, especially toward the Tea Party bunch.

If Congress wants to put up a fence around this country, who's going to pay for it? If they want immigrants to "self deport", how do they propose presenting that? If they want businesses to comply with existing laws and verify employees, then take action.

Immigrants stay in the U.S. because employers don't verify citizenship. If employers started following the laws then there would be no reason for more immigrants to come to this country. Remember, you have to be documented to get any kind of benefits from any government. So the undocumented people are living off what they make as undocumented workers of employers who aren't complying with U.S. laws.

Please keep all of that in mind with immigration reform. Costs to taxpayers and enforcement of laws against U.S. employers are the biggies here. You can enforce laws against undocumented immigrants all you want, but for every one you deport another will just arrive to work at the same place.

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knicholsNov. 14, 12 8:28 AM

Immigration reform for undocumented workers is liberal code for open boarders. So why bother anymore. No need for a military anymore either. Why have a police department when we won't even enforce the laws on he books except for the seatbelt laws.

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odinmanNov. 14, 12 8:34 AM

@scottyhomer - "Remember, you have to be documented to get any kind of benefits from any government" **** Wrong. For one, we offer free medical care with no questions asked. And this contributes greatly to the anchor baby problem and rising health care costs for the citizens. For another, illegal immigrant children get free education in our public schools...with taxpaying citizens footing the bill for spanish speaking teachers and otehr special classes. Illegal immigration costs this country a bundle. Anyone saying otherwise is not being honest.

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