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Old 12-17-2007, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The amnesty bill that failed this year had some good points but was not overall a good bill and was kind of rushed. Hopefully next year we will be able to come out with a much better bill that will give amnesty to the illegal immigrants that are here while ensuring that no more will come in the future. Such a bill needs to put the illegals here on a path to legalization and eventual citizenship while raising the stakes for scofflaw employers who hire illegals- including the threat of JAIL for them. Right now most of them view the penalties as a "cost of doing business" and nothing more. That needs to change. Also we need to implement the RealID act to get tamper proof biometric ID cards in the hands of every legal citizen as we do with Permanent Residents now so that employers know who is legal and cannot say "well he showed me (phony) documents". Also we need to beef up the Social Security match and make employers verify a match BUT allow a 30 day appeal period just in case that a mistake was made so the employee does not get fired for somebody's typo.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:06 AM
 
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Default There will be no immigration bills in 2008

According to almost everything I have read, there are no plans by the Congressional Leadership for any immigration bills in 2008. It is just to controversal for an election year. If a Republican wins in 2008 he will likely just ignore the issue just like Bush has. If a Democrat wins in 2008 he/she will push for Comprehensive Reform and will have as much luck getting it through Congress as Bush. The action will be at the State level but that will be stopped by the courts. In the end more and more undocumented immigrants will come to America.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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All people who want amnesty should have to live right in the middle of the criminal trash but down in Mexico and let them beg for amnesty down there.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Liberal I may be; I am about as anti illegal immigrant as they come.

Needless to say: the borders must be sealed; if it means a 'Berlin Wall' style series of fortifications staffed by soldiers with 'shoot-to-kill' orders, so be it.

Couple that with severe penalties for those traitors who knowingly hire large groups of illegals-------maybe us Americans (of all races/ethnicities) can then have our country back.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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Hopefully we will not see amnesty again. All it does is encourage tens of millions more to sneak over the border and wait for the next amnesty.

It's a stupid idea. Those who chose to be here illegally should live with the consequences of their actions. And they should prepare for a trip back home.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I am sure they will try and once again we will call and fax our opinions in and let them no we dont want it like Americans did last time!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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No immigration bills will be heard in 2008 - it would be political suicide for both parties

Amnesty is opposed by a majority of Americans. Amnesty was a DISMAL failure the last time it was tried -
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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No immigration bills will be heard in 2008 - it would be political suicide for both parties

Amnesty is opposed by a majority of Americans. Amnesty was a DISMAL failure the last time it was tried -
Well, the illegal criminal lovers are getting desperate and are getting even more shrill with their hatred of their own country.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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No amnesty; no rewarding criminal behavior. It's outrageous and unacceptable.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I agree with the OP. The immigration reform bill was fundamentally correct in it's attempt to fix the immigration problem. Hopefully it will be revived soon with stricter border controls, more intelligent immigration quotas, fines for illegals followed by a pathway to naturalization and assimilation.

What we really need is a reform bill that makes immigration enforcement pay for itself or make money upfront. The fines paid by illegals and the fees paid by new applicants should be sufficient to at least partially fund enforcement agencies. The rules need to be streamlined so immigrants take the money they waste on immigration lawyers and pay it to the immigration system instead.
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