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In Absence Of Federal Action, States Passed Hundreds Of Immigration Laws And Resolutions In 2013

There are 5 comments on the ThinkProgress story from Jan 22, 2014, titled In Absence Of Federal Action, States Passed Hundreds Of Immigration Laws And Resolutions In 2013. In it, ThinkProgress reports that:

One year after Sen. Harry Reid introduced the "Immigration Reform that Works for America's Future Act" bill in the Senate, which helped set the reform debate in motion in 2013, Congress still has yet to pass sweeping legislation that deals with the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants.

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wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jan 22, 2014
Get out.
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Since: Apr 10

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Jan 23, 2014
Congress still has yet to pass sweeping legislation that deals with the 11.7 million (20 million+) illegal aliens.

There is already sweeping legislation on the books that deals with illegal aliens.

"In 1996, Congress inserted several interlocking provisions into the law that require deportation when Executive Branch officials become aware of illegal aliens."

"* 8 U.S.C.§ 1225(a)(1) provides that “an alien present in the United States who has not been admitted ... shall be deemed for purposes of this chapter an applicant for admission.”

* This triggers 8 U.S.C.§ 1225(b)(2)(A), which mandates that if the immigration officer determines that the alien is unlawfully present, the alien must
be placed in deportation proceedings:“In the case of an alien who is an applicant for admission, if the examining immigration officer determines that an alien seeking admission is not clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted, the alien shall be detained for a proceeding under section 1229a of this title.”

* The proceedings described in 8 U.S.C.§ 1229a are the deportation (or “removal”) proceedings of the US immigration courts."

http://nypost.com/2012/06/22/the-dream-order-...
ronnie

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Jan 23, 2014
The face's of these little anchors are shameful... Shameful to the parent's that brought them here or sneaked in and had them to anchor for american benefit's. The kids look lost too me. The guilty partys are their immature parent's whom probably gave birth to these anchors at 14-15 years old. Is this the face of America? Is this the future for these displaced children, or would they be better attended too living in there own country where they will not be threatened to be deported, they won't have to assimilate AND BE forced to learn English... There extended family's and cultures will remain in tact. That sounds like a more fair treatment for these foreigners that just had the fate to be brought into this world by corrupt, criminal parent's.America? Really...take another good look!!!!!
Soul

Hilton Head Island, SC

#4 Jan 25, 2014
ronnie wrote:
The face's of these little anchors are shameful... Shameful to the parent's that brought them here or sneaked in and had them to anchor for american benefit's. The kids look lost too me. The guilty partys are their immature parent's whom probably gave birth to these anchors at 14-15 years old. Is this the face of America? Is this the future for these displaced children, or would they be better attended too living in there own country where they will not be threatened to be deported, they won't have to assimilate AND BE forced to learn English... There extended family's and cultures will remain in tact. That sounds like a more fair treatment for these foreigners that just had the fate to be brought into this world by corrupt, criminal parent's.America? Really...take another good look!!!!!
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The government is responsible for this invasion and does not have any intention of enforcing our laws as written. If deported, there should be no option of leaving the children here. If the parent goes, so goes the child which really should not be considered a US citizen. If massive enforcement were initiated, the illegals would self evacuate in mass. The cost across the full spectrum in all aspects of having them here is unmeasurable.
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jan 25, 2014
You know just like obamas is doing what he wants, we have a new president coming, who by the way can do what he wants, laws can always be changed.next guy may feel free to ignore obama laws.keep that in mind.

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