Obama and illegal immigrants

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  1. DavidS
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    What the fuck?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/us/politics/09immig.html?_r=1&hp

    While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

    Mr. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as “policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system,” said the official, Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.

    Mr. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in May, administration officials said, and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall.

    Some White House officials said that immigration would not take precedence over the health care and energy proposals that Mr. Obama has identified as priorities. But the timetable is consistent with pledges Mr. Obama made to Hispanic groups in last year’s campaign.

    He said then that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Mr. Obama in the election.
     
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    I hardly ever say I told you so but,,, I TOLD YOU SO oh and the 12 million they keep citing is more than likely 30.
     
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    I hope that some members of congress who have consistently opposed this bullshit will have the balls to stand up and fight this time.
     
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    We defeated it twice before, looks like we'll have to do it again.
     
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    ...then its better than most and better than what one would expect from an Obama administration.

    Obama to Push Immigration Reform Bill - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com

     
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    Do you really think its that high?
     
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    The only problem is that when bills get defeated we remain with the open border pro-illegal immigration policy. Not saying this bill is the answer, rather that doing nothing is killing us!
     
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    Is it even possible to find every single illegal immigrant and deport them?
     
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    Both parties support this concept, so I wouldn't expect to see it defeated.
     
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    yes
     

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