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Old 06-11-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Hours before the Senate is poised to decide whether or not to take up
legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system, President Obama
delivered a forceful defense of the bill as a fair, bipartisan, common-sense fix
to the nation's "broken" system, which would serve the nation's economy and
undocumented immigrants alike.

"This week, the Senate will consider a common-sense, bipartisan bill that is
the best chance we've had in years to fix our broken immigration system," said
Mr. Obama, speaking from the East Room of the White House, surrounded by a group
of law enforcement representatives, business and labor leaders, faith leaders,
and Republican and Democratic elected officials who support the Senate
legislation. "To truly deal with this issue Congress needs to act. And that
moment is now."
Source: Obama: For immigration reform, the "moment is now" - CBS News

Not unexpectedly, the President encouraged members of the U.S. Senate to debate and approve bi-partisan supported immigration reform legislation.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Well, he owes those people and the business people who exploit them so that is to be expected. I cannot believe he got a second term and surely, it must have been the dead people that elected him again.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Source: Obama: For immigration reform, the "moment is now" - CBS News

Not unexpectedly, the President encouraged members of the U.S. Senate to debate and approve bi-partisan supported immigration reform legislation.
I heard his lame speech on C-Span this morning. I would love to have been in the audience to ask him several questions which I am sure would have left him stumbling for answers along with a red face.

He had a lot of nerve comparing legal immigration of the past and present to illegal immigration today and just lumping them all together as just plain ole "immigrants". That's only the start of the crap that spewed out of his mouth with that speech.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The Great Outdoors
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Wait, when's the final decision being made?
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Common sense fix?
Rewarding criminal behavior is a common sense fix?

The system is deeply flawed and maxed out with redundancy. This adds to unreasonable delays and added costs. This needs to be fixed.

This country produces a bumper crop of unskilled and often barely literate citizens. I fail to see why we need more.

As long as the border remains largely unguarded the problem will never change.

As long as employers are not severely punished for hiring illegals the problem can not change.

As long as there are no consequences for illegals they will have no reason to stop their illegal activities.

Finally expecting the illegals to be honest about the money they have earned, how long they have been here and what laws they have violated is naive at best and moronic at worst.

As a nation we have a right to determine who we allow to enter. No different than a home owner has the same right to allow or deny entry to their home. These illegals seem to feel that what is ours is also theirs.
They come here and demand special treatment, special rights all while thumbing their collective noses at our laws.
How is this legislation a common sense fix?
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Wait, when's the final decision being made?
Even if it makes it through the Senate approved the decision will be made in the House where it will go up in flames as it should.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: The Great Outdoors
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^Will it, though?
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Common sense fix?
Rewarding criminal behavior is a common sense fix?

The system is deeply flawed and maxed out with redundancy. This adds to unreasonable delays and added costs. This needs to be fixed.

This country produces a bumper crop of unskilled and often barely literate citizens. I fail to see why we need more.

As long as the border remains largely unguarded the problem will never change.

As long as employers are not severely punished for hiring illegals the problem can not change.

As long as there are no consequences for illegals they will have no reason to stop their illegal activities.

Finally expecting the illegals to be honest about the money they have earned, how long they have been here and what laws they have violated is naive at best and moronic at worst.

As a nation we have a right to determine who we allow to enter. No different than a home owner has the same right to allow or deny entry to their home. These illegals seem to feel that what is ours is also theirs.
They come here and demand special treatment, special rights all while thumbing their collective noses at our laws.
How is this legislation a common sense fix?
THIS. Awesome post.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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THIS. Awesome post.
That's why many are saying its nothing more than a repeat of the Regan amnesty.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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That's why many are saying its nothing more than a repeat of the Regan amnesty.
That's exactly what it is. Didn't work in 1986 and it won't work now. Clearly all 1986 did was throw gas on the fire.
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