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    Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    The dems keep showing how a liberal agenda and special interest groups rule over whats best for the citizens and the country.


    Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate - Washington Times

    Democrats on Tuesday begin their new push for an immigration bill, hamstrung by the image of legalizing millions of illegal immigrant workers at a time when the unemployment rate stands at 10 percent -- more than twice what it was the last time Congress tried to act.

    "It certainly will confuse the debate a lot more, but at the end of the day what we have to understand is fixing this system will be good for American workers," said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, which is one of the major advocates for legalizing illegal immigrant workers.

    Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat who has taken over leadership on the issue after the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce an immigration legalization bill Tuesday, and backers are planning a strategy to avoid repeats of the failed attempts of 2006 and 2007.

    In a letter to members of Congress last week seeking support for the bill, Mr. Gutierrez and Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said their legislation will end the off-the-books economy of illegal immigrant workers and protect American workers by raising labor standards.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    It's all about a larger voting base.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's all about a larger voting base.
    It is also to get them to stay for the census.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    It is also to get them to stay for the census.
    You go it. It has zero to do with what's best for the country.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The dems keep showing how a liberal agenda and special interest groups rule over whats best for the citizens and the country.


    Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate - Washington Times

    Democrats on Tuesday begin their new push for an immigration bill, hamstrung by the image of legalizing millions of illegal immigrant workers at a time when the unemployment rate stands at 10 percent -- more than twice what it was the last time Congress tried to act.

    "It certainly will confuse the debate a lot more, but at the end of the day what we have to understand is fixing this system will be good for American workers," said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, which is one of the major advocates for legalizing illegal immigrant workers.

    Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat who has taken over leadership on the issue after the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce an immigration legalization bill Tuesday, and backers are planning a strategy to avoid repeats of the failed attempts of 2006 and 2007.

    In a letter to members of Congress last week seeking support for the bill, Mr. Gutierrez and Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said their legislation will end the off-the-books economy of illegal immigrant workers and protect American workers by raising labor standards.
    I think it should be considered treason and a removable offense for someone in office to try to legalize illegal aliens. Those people are in office to serve the American people not the Mexican,French, Canadian or who ever the **** else.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    They prolly have to try now because it's the only chance that they have to get it passed. Come 2010 there won't be enough of them in office to even have a slight chance of getting such crap passed.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    The desperation is comical. This is going to be more unpopular than the healthcare and cap and trade bills combined.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They prolly have to try now because it's the only chance that they have to get it passed. Come 2010 there won't be enough of them in office to even have a slight chance of getting such crap passed.
    Huh? 2010 is two weeks away, and unless someone resigns or dies, everyone who is in Congress today will be there through the entirety of 2010.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Are the Democrats trying to get 12 million free voters illegally again?
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Huh? 2010 is two weeks away, and unless someone resigns or dies, everyone who is in Congress today will be there through the entirety of 2010.
    We can only hope........

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