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    In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Comprehensive immigration reform legislation passed a significant hurdle Tuesday when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to begin consideration of the lightning-rod bill.
    Thirty Republicans, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), voted to take up the measure in the 84-15 vote, revealing a deep well of potential support.


    The vote tally was a promising sign of bipartisanship and the legislation appeared to have strong momentum after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) predicted Tuesday that immigration reform would become law by yearís end.


    Many Republicans are pushing for an amendment sponsored by Cornyn that would require 100 percent monitoring capability and a 90 percent apprehension rate of illegal entrants along the Southern border before granting permanent legal status to millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Cornynís plan would also require tracking visa exits with biometric data at certain air and sea ports.



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    I hope this bill moves past the debate process and passes onto the house. Its not perfect but its a step forward in dealing with our seriously flawed immigration policies that we have today.


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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Secure our border first.

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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Looking forward to the House rejecting this summarily.

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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    The Senate is filled with cowards that wouldn't know the right thing if it kicked them in the balls. When Schumer comes out saying it's good, you know that we're ****ed.
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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Secure our border first.
    Yea good luck "securing" a 1,969 mile border...


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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Hopefully the house rejects this.There should be no amnesty,legalization,pathway to citizenship, dream act or any other form of amnesty. Enforcement measures can always be removed or neutered once those 12-20 million illegals have legal status, so there should be no compromise period.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea good luck "securing" a 1,969 mile border...
    E-verify and this problem would go away in two seconds.

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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    E-verify and this problem would go away in two seconds.
    Lots of states already require that..


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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Lots of states already require that..
    You think a grand total of four states with mandatory e-verify laws is enough to curb illegal immigration?

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    Re: In 84-15 vote, Senate moves forward on immigration reform

    Frankly I'm disappointed, but even with Rubio in there this is probably the best we could expect out of that idiot Reid's Senate.
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