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Senators nearing agreement
on broad immigration
reform proposal

Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman and David Nakamur

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/26/2013 12:29:25 AM

A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward major legislation in years. The three Democrats and three Republicans, who have been meeting quietly in recent months, plan to announce a final agreement as early as next Friday. The move would amount to the first tentative step toward comprehensive immigration reform after long-standing gridlock on the issue. The new effort was spurred in large part by the growing influence of Latino voters who strongly backed President Obama and other Democrats in November.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: klutkz, 1/26/2013 12:50:48 AM     (No. 9139913)

Amnesty. Again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/26/2013 1:09:07 AM     (No. 9139926)

If Harry Reid hadn´t rearranged the order of votes, Graham would already have sold out on this issue last year. Enforce existing law before writing more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/26/2013 2:36:11 AM     (No. 9139968)

Without looking t the article, let me guess the Three Musketeer Republicans....McCain, Graham, and Snowe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/26/2013 3:03:09 AM     (No. 9139975)

Senator Rubio is right on this issue. Longtime illegal aliens who are legalized should be granted a temporary, renewable immigration status that allows them to live here indefinitely, to work, and to travel to and from the USA as long as they remain in compliance with the immigration laws.

Those legalized aliens who wish to apply for permanent resident alien status sometime in the future should have to apply for permanent residence just as prospective legal immigrants must now do, by meeting all the qualifications in the immigration laws for an immigrant visa as legal immigrants must do in order to attain permanent residence, the status under the naturalization laws that all legal immigrants must attain before they can be deemed qualified to apply for US citizenship.

There should be no automatic "path to citizenship" as President Obama wants, so that he could within a few years turn tens of millions of legalized aliens into new liberal Democrat voters, thus changing the political balance of the USA to the favor of the liberal Democrats, and ensuring that the Republicans never again have a chance to win national elections. If the Republicans go along with any liberal Democrat written amnesty that contains a "path to citizenship" they will essentially be committing long-term political suicide.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/26/2013 5:21:54 AM     (No. 9140004)

Nonsense! This whole thing is vile and deslicable. As are the persons pushing this nonsense, one and all.
We have laws in place. They are similar to those in place elsewhere, have been on the books for some time, and are not a secret.
But those in both parties, in,luxing those who have publicly sworn to "well and faithfully carry out the duties of the office", have not only failed to honor those oaths, they have REFUSED to do so.
And we all know it.
Now the same oath-breakers tell us we must pardon the invaders.
And they expect to be applauded for this.
Most nations do not tolerate invaders if they intend to remain nations. They shoot them. And so should we.
Making common cause with an invasion is Treason. The penalties are known.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/26/2013 2:59:01 PM     (No. 9140897)

Trust me - the Republicans will get their clocks cleaned on this.

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