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Old 08-29-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I was just wondering if either candidate is even mentioning the illegal immigration problem in our country. It seems neither camp ever mentions it, yet up until a few months ago, it was the hottest topic. Surely our economy isn't that bad that it would completely overshadow it? I'm sort of stunned it hasn't even been brought up in the media, and am wondering if it will even be a topic in the debates.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Latino voting block. They don't want to alienate Latino voters. They are politicians, what do you expect? I agree with you, however.

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Old 08-29-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I was just wondering if either candidate is even mentioning the illegal immigration problem in our country. It seems neither camp ever mentions it, yet up until a few months ago, it was the hottest topic. Surely our economy isn't that bad that it would completely overshadow it? I'm sort of stunned it hasn't even been brought up in the media, and am wondering if it will even be a topic in the debates.

Well it does not really even matter to either candidate now because there are no other choices. In other words, "The Messiah" wont talk about it because liberals want them, and McCain has always liked illegals, so he wont talk about it; and we have no other candidate options so I doubt we will hear it for a long time.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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The main thing is the house and senate. Obama and McCain are both pro-illegal and pro-amnesty-no matter what they might say to select groups between now and election day. Hopefully we can get in as many pro-Americans senators and congressmen and congresswomen as possible.

Then it is back to slamming the switchboards, offices, etc everytime they bring up amnesty. We have done it before and we will do it again.


Also-hopefully more states will continue to take action as well.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I agree with all of the aforementioned. Obama and McCain may wish for it to take a backseat, but it is still a pivotal issue among the American public. It will not go away, and as nicolem has stated, we will continue to fight this invasion with all of our might.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Isn't it odd though, that obama was talking so much about the american family and the failed economy and yet he doesn't/won't connect the dots to immigration? I wish like hell someone would ask both obama and mccain how they can be for the american worker and for amnesty!
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Isn't it odd though, that obama was talking so much about the american family and the failed economy and yet he doesn't/won't connect the dots to immigration? I wish like hell someone would ask both obama and mccain how they can be for the american worker and for amnesty!
Yeah, you'd think they're stupid or something. The rest of us all figured it out already. At least Obama talks about not outsourcing our jobs.

I think illegal immigration is best handled at the state, county, city level. That's what's happening now, since the American people have been so fed up with the federal government. So, each time they try this "shamnesty", we'll be there to cut it down AGAIN. We did it twice before.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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Yeah, you'd think they're stupid or something. The rest of us all figured it out already. At least Obama talks about not outsourcing our jobs.

I think illegal immigration is best handled at the state, county, city level. That's what's happening now, since the American people have been so fed up with the federal government. So, each time they try this "shamnesty", we'll be there to cut it down AGAIN. We did it twice before.
Absolutly this needs to be a grassroots campaign...which is sad if you think about it.
Good to know that obama at least doesn't go for outsourcing....perhaps the Indians don't have a successful lobby, yet
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Right now I think they just want to avoid the topic since both want the votes of illegals, but they also want the vote of Americans who are facing some difficult economics times.

Kind of hard to talk about giving 30 million illegals their reward for breaking the laws the easy citizenship and inviting them to bring in their many extended family members when Americans are facing layoffs and big price increases. And it's getting hard to convince us that illegals are keeping food prices down when food prices are soaring.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Immigrants are going to vote for Obama, because, in the words of all the latino people in my area, "us minorites need to stick together"

mind you, they cant name a single issue that Obama stands for but because he's black, they are gonna vote for him
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