Ellison vows to renew focus on immigration

  • Article by: Mark Brunswick , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Reform advocates fear the government shutdown stalled their momentum in Congress and seek to make strides yet this year.

  • 31
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
avejoeconOct. 21, 13 2:38 PM

Lets see, there are 30 Million people unemployed and 30 Million people here taking those jobs illegally. Anyone else see the obvious solution???

55
6
rok919Oct. 21, 13 2:39 PM

Give them a path, but add to it that they can never receive public assistance of any kind. If they want that, they can go through the current established legal process of becoming a naturalized citizen. They act like there is not a path to citizenship available to them. There is, it is just a lot of hard work.

47
8
sheprico1Oct. 21, 13 2:45 PM

If the advocates goal is persuade americans to support this dubious legislation I would not have Keith Ellison as the point man for it. The very sight of him makes me want to say: 'no gracias'.

46
5
panktainterOct. 21, 13 2:47 PM

Ellison is pushing this so they can legally vote for him, whereas now they can only illegally vote for him.

56
7
jayman1816Oct. 21, 13 2:49 PM

This makes sense. In Ellison World we reward the law breakers.

58
5
theruntOct. 21, 13 4:13 PM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the bill would bolster our economy. The Congressional Budget Office says the reform would reduce federal red ink by $200 billion across a decade. Bloomberg's writes: "These people will start businesses and employ people." The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says local and state governments would reap $2 billion per year in tax revenue. Analysis by the Social Security Administration says the bill would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy.

5
49
avejoeconOct. 21, 13 4:57 PM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the bill would bolster our economy. The Congressional Budget Office says the reform would reduce federal red ink by $200 billion across a decade. Bloomberg's writes: "These people will start businesses and employ people." The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says local and state governments would reap $2 billion per year in tax revenue. Analysis by the Social Security Administration says the bill would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy.==============Well, gee, if Obama's people say it will happen, It must be true. (to the leftists at least). The people that can't find jobs because all these people are taking them say otherwise!

40
8
avejoeconOct. 21, 13 5:01 PM

Anyone want to see the effect of bringing in millions of unskilled workers. Ask the people that previously worked in meat processing plants at double the wages they are now. And the roofers, and the landscapers. Any industry where they hire mainly immigrants have wages that are about 1/2 of what they were in the past! Yep, that ought to help the economy.

41
8
Truckman182Oct. 21, 13 5:41 PM

Yes let's get 11 million more people on the dole of government assistance so they can vote D in the next election....

49
7
jpcooperOct. 21, 13 9:57 PM

We dont need reform we need to enforce current immigration laws and deportations. We need a leader that will step up and temporarily suspend US immigration for 3,4,5 years until our economy and job outlook changes. The US economy and lack of jobs cannot support more immigration today.

39
6

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT