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Obama: House Will Accept Path to Citizenship in Immigration Bill

There are 144 comments on the WABC-AM New York story from May 3, 2013, titled Obama: House Will Accept Path to Citizenship in Immigration Bill. In it, WABC-AM New York reports that:

President Barack Obama praised the Senate's bipartisan immigration bill and said he's confident that the House of Representatives can also pass a plan that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#47 May 6, 2013
laugh4-ignorance_76 wrote:
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well just the other day at the Dr.office and just so happen a girl with 5children pregnant again with twins.when she was called to pay she handed her Medicaid card.and she wasn't Mexican...imagine how much other gov.services her and her soon to be 7 children are awarded every month..but most of her reply when asked where her or her spouse were employed ..neither of them were..
(CBS) It was 5 a.m. and CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts is with
a woman who is nine months pregnant. She's rushed to a south Texas hospital
to undergo a C-section - a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a
dime. She qualifies for emergency Medicaid.

She gave birth to a healthy, 8 1/2 pound baby boy - born in America. His
Mexican mother gave him an American name: Eliot.

Eliot is one of an estimated 300,000 children of illegal immigrants born in
the United States every year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. They're
given instant citizenship because they are born on U.S. soil, which makes it
easier for their parents to become U.S. citizens.

That's because those babies can eventually sponsor their parents - when they
turn 21 years old.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/07/eve...
uscitizen

Laguna Woods, CA

#48 May 6, 2013
Where is the reform? It is the same old crap. We need more immigrants like we need more unemployed US citizens. It is time we showed dems and reps how it feels to be outsourced. Get rid of all politicians.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Level 10

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#49 May 6, 2013
They haven't been able to get the bill out of the Senate; I doubt it can pass the House.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#50 May 6, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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If they aren't living in the "shadows" then why can't we agree on how many of them there are?
Look, if we have millions of people working without documentation, often being paid well below what a legal worker would have to be paid for the same work and receiving few if any job related benefits that brings down the prevailing wages for every other worker.
They are very much a part of the "shadow economy" and as long as they remain undocumented it will stay that way.
We are simply not going to deport millions of people, especially those who were brought here as children and have grown up knowing America as their home.
You're entitled to your opinion, but that argument is over.
Bringing them into the system, getting them documented and insisting that they contribute just like everyone else is the only way we are going to get a handle on this.
Immigration reform is going to happen and it will probably include a path toward citizenship so it's time to drop the "deport them all" crap and get serious.
We have to make sure that strong measures to prevent the next wave of illegal immigration are a part of these reforms and refusing to accept reality isn't going to make that happen.
those pushing shamnesty are against all enforcement measures. the border needs to be 100% secure before even talking of what to do with illegal aliens. then start enforcing the laws we have,that alone would solve the problem. there is not room for bleeding hearts on this issue the citizens of the USA should be our only concern. these folks need to be in fear every day they are here.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#51 May 6, 2013
Domingos Lopes wrote:
the politician should see this new law as a compliment for the USA. Because doing this you will have so much money in to the system, and those people will file taxes properly. ad they wil contribute for the development for this nation.
One more think the politician should look, USA is a rich because an immigrant. Immigrant work under any condition.
Please come up with plain to help the family.
Incorrect as millions will file for Social Security, SSI, and every other program as soon as they can. They paid nothing in and yet their elderly or disabled will get benefits. Theyw ill bring million more over as family and so on and they will immediately be able to collect welfare, SSI, housing, and Social Security and they also did not pay anything into the system.
chicagonut

Coachella, CA

#52 May 6, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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If they aren't living in the "shadows" then why can't we agree on how many of them there are?
Look, if we have millions of people working without documentation, often being paid well below what a legal worker would have to be paid for the same work and receiving few if any job related benefits that brings down the prevailing wages for every other worker.
They are very much a part of the "shadow economy" and as long as they remain undocumented it will stay that way.
We are simply not going to deport millions of people, especially those who were brought here as children and have grown up knowing America as their home.
You're entitled to your opinion, but that argument is over.
Bringing them into the system, getting them documented and insisting that they contribute just like everyone else is the only way we are going to get a handle on this.
Immigration reform is going to happen and it will probably include a path toward citizenship so it's time to drop the "deport them all" crap and get serious.
We have to make sure that strong measures to prevent the next wave of illegal immigration are a part of these reforms and refusing to accept reality isn't going to make that happen.
But how does legalizing them solve the problem of 23 million Americans being out of work? Americans need the jobs they are holding. There is no deport them all "crap". If we removed the incentives for them to remain here most would self-deport.
just me and so what

Wilmette, IL

#54 May 6, 2013
chicagonut wrote:
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But how does legalizing them solve the problem of 23 million Americans being out of work? Americans need the jobs they are holding. There is no deport them all "crap". If we removed the incentives for them to remain here most would self-deport.
I'm assuming you are from Chgo. Have you heard those commercials airing via the Radio stations on the Immigration Reform Issue/for the low info voters?
This sums it up: Rubio(speaks loud and clear) insisting Illegals will pay back taxes,will absolutely NOT qualify for any type of welfare/Healthcare and the path to Citizenship will be a long process/not easy, and on and on.... all lies.
But, the low info. voters will believe it,even tho they are the most to be negatively impacted.
By the way I'm a Chgo Nut too( when others get on my nerves tho ,LOL...)

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#55 May 6, 2013
chicagonut wrote:
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But how does legalizing them solve the problem of 23 million Americans being out of work? Americans need the jobs they are holding. There is no deport them all "crap". If we removed the incentives for them to remain here most would self-deport.
thats the thing, those pushing and support this scam cares nothing about the US citizens who will be screwed.

we here from those supporting illegal aliens to think of the children,well we should and those should be the children of citizens,not those of illegal aliens.

its like starving your own kids to feed someone elses kids.those pushing shamnesty do not want to show how it will hurt American kids,they could care less.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#56 May 6, 2013
chicagonut wrote:
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But how does legalizing them solve the problem of 23 million Americans being out of work? Americans need the jobs they are holding. There is no deport them all "crap". If we removed the incentives for them to remain here most would self-deport.
Correct, if they have no jobs here and no birthright citizenship to collect welfare and housing off of then the will not come and the ones here will leave.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#57 May 6, 2013
just me and so what wrote:
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I'm assuming you are from Chgo. Have you heard those commercials airing via the Radio stations on the Immigration Reform Issue/for the low info voters?
This sums it up: Rubio(speaks loud and clear) insisting Illegals will pay back taxes,will absolutely NOT qualify for any type of welfare/Healthcare and the path to Citizenship will be a long process/not easy, and on and on.... all lies.
But, the low info. voters will believe it,even tho they are the most to be negatively impacted.
By the way I'm a Chgo Nut too( when others get on my nerves tho ,LOL...)
When the millions got amnesty from Reagan they claimed the illegals would have to pay back taxes but when they filed they claimed no income or less income than would be taxed and ended up getting billions in refunds from the IRS.
just me and so what

Wilmette, IL

#58 May 6, 2013
El Cid wrote:
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When the millions got amnesty from Reagan they claimed the illegals would have to pay back taxes but when they filed they claimed no income or less income than would be taxed and ended up getting billions in refunds from the IRS.
You are so right !!
El Cid

Austin, TX

#59 May 6, 2013
just me and so what wrote:
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You are so right !!
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) memo dated July 7, 2011, entitled “Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits.” The $4.2 billion is entirely the product of the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) for the 2010 tax processing year.
Illegal aliens file taxes using an ITN which is supposed to be for a Green Card holder or other legal immigrant working in the United States. Anybody else wotking in the United States must have a valid Social Security number. The IRS response to why the refund the monies is that they do not enforce immigration laws.
Fair one

Cape Coral, FL

#60 May 6, 2013
Illegal aliens are invaders of the USA-pure and simple.

Had the 11 million (++??) marched en masse across the border, would Rubio and the gang welcome them with tax funded social benefits and US citizenship?

The many thousands who have died defending our country must be rolling in their graves.

Our politicians are committing treasonous acts against every legal American citizen by supporting and abetting these invading trespassers.

No matter how they spin it, politicians are shafting the American workers.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#61 May 6, 2013
tomin cali wrote:
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those pushing shamnesty are against all enforcement measures. the border needs to be 100% secure before even talking of what to do with illegal aliens. then start enforcing the laws we have,that alone would solve the problem. there is not room for bleeding hearts on this issue the citizens of the USA should be our only concern. these folks need to be in fear every day they are here.
No, that alone would not solve the problem.

Fear, intimidation and "fortress America" are not the answer and there is more to reform than simply dealing with those who came here illegally.

Changing from "first come first served" to a more rational point based system of determining who gets to immigrate here legally is part of the reform proposals too.

Do you even know what that means or why it's important?

Our immigration system is out of date, unmanageable, breaking down and in desperate need of an overhaul.

Dealing with undocumented immigrants, legal immigration, regulating guest workers and increasing border security are all just pieces of a broader more sane approach toward immigration.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#62 May 6, 2013
Fair one wrote:
Illegal aliens are invaders of the USA-pure and simple.
Had the 11 million (++??) marched en masse across the border, would Rubio and the gang welcome them with tax funded social benefits and US citizenship?
The many thousands who have died defending our country must be rolling in their graves.
Our politicians are committing treasonous acts against every legal American citizen by supporting and abetting these invading trespassers.
No matter how they spin it, politicians are shafting the American workers.
Not only the workers but the elderly and disabled Americans.
The wait list for most public housing can be months and even years.
Everytime an illegal comes over and pops out the anchor she gets the next available housing unit as she is a single mom with small child. She uses for the lease the almost immediate SS# she gets for the child and the law allows illegal aliens to reside in public housing so long as the leasee is legal.
If the illegal has to wait a day or month for the next unit the illegal simply moves in with another illegal already here and usually already in public housing.
Elderly and or disabled Americans are moved down the list every time because of this.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#63 May 6, 2013
chicagonut wrote:
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But how does legalizing them solve the problem of 23 million Americans being out of work? Americans need the jobs they are holding. There is no deport them all "crap". If we removed the incentives for them to remain here most would self-deport.
I used to believe the "self-deport" nonsense, but I don't anymore.

Millions of young people were brought here as children and have never known another home. Many of them now have children of their own that were born here and are American citizens.

They aren't going anywhere regardless of the hardships you try and place on them.
Packing Heat

Vinita, OK

#64 May 6, 2013
What an bunch of bullshit your rhetoric is. Lets exam it shall we? If were allow Pedro the illegal to stay and he is to "contribute" to the system lets say he actually does (which is all theory since no rate structure is the law yet.) Then lets estimate Pedro will pay a whopping $20 or $25 dollars a week for his portion of healthcare/benefits cost. Pedro's a good worker so we can feel good about his participation level in the "system". This is what saying you is true but not the whole picture and real story.

Now to the real story. Pedro is married and has 6 children under the age of 12. Mrs. Pedro is pregnant again with #7 and her sister has 4 with one on the way plus granny Pedro, Mrs. Pedro's mother and aunties Maria, Sophia and their families are here also. All together the entire related family there are approximately 35 members.

All are in the country illegally except the very youngest of the family the children which are American citizens because they were born in California, Arizona, Texas. Now the family resides in Arkansas and live in what used to be a nice neighborhood for middle class americans. There are cars parked in the street and front yards onn concrete blocks throughout the neighborhood, no one mows the lawn and chairs, bikes and even garbage is laying all over the lawns and streets.

Groups of Mexicans are roaming the streets. But lets go back to the saga of Pedro the good worker. He filed for SNAP program for his entire family then they in turn filed and so the story continues with all members of the "family" receiving SNAP benefits. The pregnant members of the family are receiving healthcare for their prenatal needs. The other members of the family have few health issues except the older aunts who are receiving blood pressure medicine and one has allergies which require shots.

Then a uncle with diabetes has insulin but they get for free since they don't have jobs. Pedro's children attend a local school and eat free lunches everyday because Pedro doesn't make enough money to require contribution to cover cost. All children are American citizens so all state and federal programs they are eligible for anyway.

Explain how in the hell the balance sheet you could possibly be balanced when Pedro is paying only $20 to $25 a week?

He doesn't pay his way does he? His family is a "drain" on a system which is already in trouble BEFORE Pedro and his family is "added" to the system.

*Mrs. Pedro's sister is unmarried by her gang banger boyfriend that is a member of MS13. He stays with the family when he isn't doing drive by shootings or selling drugs on the streets.

Check out local news in Palm Beach County in Florida where an illegal immigrant who was previously convicted of drug running and was deported. Then the illegal immigrant crossed into our borders again (border security is a joke!)and found his way to Palm Beach County where he set up a new business venture. His new "kids party-planning business" was advertised on FaceBook along with his picture which law enforcement recognized and re-arrested the illegal immigrant again which is also a convicted felon and a member of MS13.

*Javier Majarres
PBC-local news
5/06/2013
chicagonut

Coachella, CA

#65 May 6, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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I used to believe the "self-deport" nonsense, but I don't anymore.
Millions of young people were brought here as children and have never known another home. Many of them now have children of their own that were born here and are American citizens.
They aren't going anywhere regardless of the hardships you try and place on them.
It's never been tried! Since we are told they are only here for a better life and that would include working have we been lied to then? If there were no jobs or benefits for them why would they remain here? That's a better life? So these adults would expect their U.S. born children to support them?

Most of these so-called kids have been taught the culture and language of their home countries by their parents. Kids adapt moving somewhere else. Even American kids move elsewhere and out of the country at times and they survive. Doesn't matter anyway. We have immigration laws and if you don't abide by them you are supposed to be deported. Why is my question about the 23 million Americans out of work and how does allowing these illegals to remain here keep being ignored? It's as if that means nothing to you and your fellow illegal alien sympathizers.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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Since: Apr 11

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#66 May 6, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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No, that alone would not solve the problem.
Fear, intimidation and "fortress America" are not the answer and there is more to reform than simply dealing with those who came here illegally.
Changing from "first come first served" to a more rational point based system of determining who gets to immigrate here legally is part of the reform proposals too.
Do you even know what that means or why it's important?
Our immigration system is out of date, unmanageable, breaking down and in desperate need of an overhaul.
Dealing with undocumented immigrants, legal immigration, regulating guest workers and increasing border security are all just pieces of a broader more sane approach toward immigration.
Hey, Jaxx. I haven't talked to you in forever. I hope all is well with you. Back to topic, the bottomline is that what the gang of 8 is working towards is going to cost beaucoups d'argent. This country is already slipping on a banana peel of major debt, we simply cannot afford to pay for this proposed debacle. It would come out of Americans' pockets, not that of the illegals. Something is very wrong with that picture.
Big Bowl of Crazy

Los Angeles, CA

#67 May 6, 2013
tomin cali wrote:
if the house passes this bill it will prove they have been paid off,those with American values though will never sell citizenship,even if the dems see it as little value.
You poor little bigot. I guess the world for you will officially blow up and life for you will get more difficult now that a bunch of illegal Mexicans will be your equal. Maybe you should learn Spanish... after all, they're going to force it on you eventually.

Sux to be a bigot like you.

Maybe you should move to the moon.

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