Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration, or Else

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  1. Stephanie
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    well how lovely..

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    By JULIA PRESTON


    WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest Latino organizations warned Congress on Wednesday that they will keep a report card during the immigration debate next year, with plans to mobilize their voters against lawmakers who do not support a comprehensive immigration bill.

    At a news conference here, seven Latino groups and one labor union were showing their muscle, after the record turnout of Hispanic voters in the November elections played a pivotal role in President Obama’s re-election victory.

    Janet Murguía, the president of N.C.L.R., also known as the National Council of La Raza, said the election had been a “game-changer” that conclusively “made the political case for a bipartisan solution” on immigration.

    “We have worked to build our power and now we intend to use it,” Ms. Murguía said. “The bottom line,” she said, “is that Latino voters went to the polls with the economy on their minds but with immigration reform in their hearts.”

    The leaders made it clear they expect quick action in 2013. They said the president and Congress should take up an immigration bill soon after Mr. Obama’s inauguration in January, with an eye toward completing passage of legislation by August.

    The leaders said they would continue a joint campaign they led this year to naturalize Latino immigrants and to register and mobilize Latino voters. They said they would send results from the report card to those voters, to galvanize them during the debate and to guide their choices in the midterm elections in 2014.

    “Make no mistake, we will be watching,” said Eliseo Medina, international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which led one of the most extensive Latino voter drives. The report card will show “who stood with us and who stood against us” on immigration reform, Mr. Medina said.

    all of it here
    Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration, or Else - NYTimes.com
     
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    Elections have consequences dear Stephanie. Say goodbye to AMerica.
     
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    I wonder if they'll make any of the legislators sign pledges?
     
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    Don't get all hypocritical now, Stephanie.
     
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    Now, now...she just forgot about the Grover Norquist pledges with him threatening to primary anyone who breaks it. She probably forgot about the NRA's scorecard of legislators too. It happens. There's a lot going on in the world.

    She's going to likely forget all about this thread.
     
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    Lets fix it then, build/finish a great big wall and shoot anyone who tries to get over or around it.
     
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    please say goodbye.

    You see we dont need racists here.
     
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    Latinos make the same mistake democrats make warning Congress. They look around their latino districts and can't imagine a district that isn't latino. If they had 100% registration and vote participation, they still can't affect anything beyond their own latino districts. Democrats do this all the time by threatening to fire republican congressmen when they obviously can't. In national elections Latinos can affect the vote, but they still can't control it. In Congressional districts, they can't even have an effect. There is no threat to vote against a congressman that is going to have any bearing on a congressional vote beyond latino districts.
     
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    :lol:
    LOL, okey dokey..
    that has a lot to do with the article
     
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    I got your vote ,now go fuck-off,we do not need any more burrito stands..........
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