Capitol Hill Immigration Reform

Capitol Hill Immigration Reform

There are 6 comments on the www.professionalroofing.net story from Mar 1, 2008, titled Capitol Hill Immigration Reform. In it, www.professionalroofing.net reports that:

Contours for the 2008 White House election are quickly forming. We now know the next U.S. president will come directly from Congress and specifically from the Senate, a feat last accomplished by former President John F. Kennedy in 1960. And we know Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D), Barack Obama (D) and John McCain (R), despite relentless hounding by conservative radio talk show hosts and CNN's Lou Dobbs, all support comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would establish a path for illegal immigrants to earn legal status. In fact, the three candidates' views are consistent with that of the current Bush administration.

McCain is promoting a newfound intent to seal U.S. borders before acting on other elements of comprehensive reform, but he would require Congress to link all the elements. This is encouraging for the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC), of which NRCA is a member, because EWIC supports greater border enforcement and control over immigration flow.

However, EWIC is concerned that once U.S. borders have been sealed, Congress may renege on a path to legal status for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants who have jobs and no criminal records. Additionally, EWIC is concerned Congress will balk at creating a guest worker program on a scale necessary to be effective.

Regardless of who ultimately wins the election, the new president will have to work with both parties in Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Hopefully, the next Congress will get serious about tackling this crucial issue.

To date, not one incumbent member of Congress who supports comprehensive reform has been defeated by an enforcement-only challenger whereas those who have rallied against so-called "amnesty" bills have lost their seats.

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“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#1 Mar 1, 2008
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Pressure also is coming from state and local governments passing immigration laws that place a greater enforcement burden on businesses, and recent court decisions have not benefitted employers.

For example, on Feb. 7, a federal judge in Arizona ruled against NRCA and construction contractors seeking to halt a state law that went into effect Jan 1. This ruling parallels one made in December 2007 by an Oklahoma judge who upheld a similar state enforcement statute. However, the Arizona ruling is being appealed and is at odds with other rulings throughout the U.S. that have found in favor of those arguing federal immigration law pre-empts state and local laws.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#2 Mar 1, 2008
" If this is true,its a sad day for those of us that support deporting all the illegal aliens and making them wait in line in their own country! Quote: To date,not one incumbent member of Congress who supports comprehensive reform has been defeated by an enforcement-only challenger whereas those who have rallied against so-called "amnesty" bills have lost their seats."
Whitey

Tremont, PA

#4 Mar 1, 2008
what a bunch of bull

“God Bless America”

Since: Jul 07

RoboVille, USA

#5 Mar 1, 2008
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To date, not one incumbent member of Congress who supports comprehensive reform has been defeated by an enforcement-only challenger whereas those who have rallied against so-called "amnesty" bills have lost their seats."

Uh, name me ONE Congressman that has lost his seat because of being against Shamnesty last June.
There may have been a couple that LEFT their seats due to Illnesses, and was replaced by special elections, but NOT because they were against Illegal immigration.

"This ruling parallels one made in December 2007 by an Oklahoma judge who upheld a similar state enforcement statute. However, the Arizona ruling is being appealed and is at odds with other rulings throughout the U.S. that have found in favor of those arguing federal immigration law pre-empts state and local laws."

There have been TWO rulings against Immigration ordnances.
Hazleton PA (and that one is in appeals and is highly likely to be upheld) and farmers Branch (the Farmers Branch one SHOULD have been struck down as it was badly flawed. Their new one will hold up).
There's been three that have held up, so it's Pro Illegals 2, Anti Illegals, 3.

This author wants to make it seem like there's a firestorm of judgments and politicians booted because of Anti Open Borders.
It's just not true.

“Live for today”

Since: Jan 08

here

#6 Mar 1, 2008
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How many roofing contractors are illegal aliens?
Tickedofffchick

Enfield, CT

#7 Mar 1, 2008
To my knowledge, no anit-illegal Congressmen/women lost their seats, because of their stance. Some Republicans lost their seats because of their spending policies, and the Iraq war. Some new Congress people were specifically elected because of their anti open borders stance.
This included a few conservative Dems.

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