Minnesota veterans, immigrants call for immigration reform

  • Article by: Jim Adams , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Klobuchar said the legislation currently in Congress would permit some undocumented immigrants to join the U.S. armed forces.

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drposterNov. 10, 13 9:13 PM

Oddly enough if they were in their home countries they could enlist and gain citizenship that way.

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forpeopleNov. 10, 13 9:41 PM

Average household income has decreased by 4.4% since the recession supposedly ended, the average new job in Minnesota pays only $12.50 per hour and is not even full-time, homelessness is increasing in Minnesota, and there seems to be little hope that the economy will ever pick up to the point the average Minnesotans can enjoy the lifestyles enjoyed by their parents. Despite this, Klobuchar keeps trying to bring in more and more immigrants and to make it harder and harder for most of us to earn a living. Klobuchar seems to be working for corporations that want cheap labor and not for the citizens of Minnesota.

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garcialaterNov. 10, 1310:21 PM

We were promised after the Reagan/Kennedy amnesty in the 80's that it was a one time deal and the borders would be secured. So no, this should not be forced down our throats once again. Klobuchar is owned by big business. From amnesty for illegals to H1B visas, she has shown that she is no friend of the voters that elected her. Instead she supports efforts to cut our wages out from under us. It used to be just the republicans that sold us out. Now they scheme together. Its DFL, minus the F and the L. Thanks for nothing Amy.

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eljayeffNov. 10, 1311:26 PM

How quickly our representatives forget who they work for. Why would Klobuchar help give special immagration status to undocumented aliens? Sorry we're full -- go home....

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yardboyNov. 10, 1311:51 PM

Another photo-op for Amy and another example of how she does not listen to the majority of her constituents. After Obamacare, can we really afford any more of her help? Thanks for nothing.

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meetoo60Nov. 10, 1311:56 PM

"Undocumented immigrants currently can’t enlist." - The proper name is "Illegal Immigrants" or "Illegal Aliens". The only reform that's needed is for all here illegally, regardless of how they got here, to go back to their countries of origin and apply to return the legal way, like millions of others have done. Stop rewarding breaking our laws.

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nativesonzzNov. 11, 13 1:45 AM

I am Native American and my ancestors were familiar with immigrants from Sweden, Norway, and Germany in the small MN town I grew up in. Guess these immigrants look too different for a lot of Minnesotans.

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honeybooNov. 11, 13 4:11 AM

We have 10% joblessness and 50 million Americans on foodstamps, so our solution is to create 20 million new Americans overnight. Thanks Amy. You've done a fine job with healthcare. Let's take a break for a while.

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patasticNov. 11, 13 5:59 AM

Better than 98% of US citizens are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Why could us and our ancestors come here legally for centuries and now all of a sudden its too hard?

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lvmealnNov. 11, 13 6:33 AM

Typical Government. We have Immigration Laws that we don't enforce, so let's create new ones. When will the madness end?

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