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Congressional Budget Office: Senate immigration bill could cut illegal immigration in half

There are 130 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Jul 3, 2013, titled Congressional Budget Office: Senate immigration bill could cut illegal immigration in half. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

Comprehensive immigration legislation passed by the Senate would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by one-third to one-half beyond what would happen under existing law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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web of truths

Greeley, CO

#1 Jul 3, 2013
Oh boy! We'll cut the invasion from Mexico in half! That's the best news I've had since the doctor told me my cancer would kill me in a year, not six months like he first thought.

So only half of the 20-30 million Mexicans will go on welfare, ObamaCare, foodstamps, etc. Great! We'll still go bankrupt, but slower now. Yipee!
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#2 Jul 3, 2013
The objective is to STOP illegal immigration, not to slow it down.

Were the existing immigration laws being utilized all along, illegal immigration would not be an issue today.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#3 Jul 3, 2013
All we can do is pray that the House stands tall for America and rewrites the Senate Bill to put BORDER SECURITY first.
If not, America is doomed to being colonized by tens of millions more with the express purpose of ending our Two Party system of government.

“Yeah, but...”

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Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#4 Jul 3, 2013
Yeah. And Obamacare will reduce health care costs.

Explain how demonstrating that not only are there no penalties for illegal immigration the USA actually offers a fast track to citizenship will reduce illegal immigration.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#5 Jul 3, 2013
What they need is a bill that will cut the EXISTING illegal population in half (for those who already entered illegally).
Bob Lewis

AOL

#6 Jul 3, 2013
Never forget the wise adage:

Good Fences make Good Neighbors!
Brenda besson

United States

#9 Jul 3, 2013
Oh this is just to prepare everyone for whats coming,first this,then next week we put the bill on back burner,just like obamas healthcare bill.so recap 1)obamas healthcare bill held up to 2015.2)no money for amnesty,and without obama care for all the illegals,i think we are done,plus the house still has a few cards up their sleves,oh not looking too good.lol lol america the beautiful.
TKU99

Wahiawa, HI

#10 Jul 3, 2013
Strong E-verify in place. By far the biggest issue because the largest incentive is jobs, and that has to be taken away.
Strong exit/entry system for overstays (second biggest issue for security)
Fence/boots on the ground (third biggest issue)
More high-tech visas for talented immigrants (we can't lose our competitive edge in this area)

All in place in say 2 years. Then maybe you can do some kind of temporary status if everything is in place. If not ready in two years, you push it back until everything is up and running. To me this is common sense reform that might actually solve some problems.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Jul 3, 2013
Anyone who thought illegal immigration was going to be stopped completely was being naïve.

Unless we have Marines stationed every few feet along the border with shoot-to-kill orders, we'll barely even slow down the number of people crossing our southern border.

That's what happens when a 1st world nation shares a 2500+mile land border with a 3rd world nation.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#12 Jul 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Anyone who thought illegal immigration was going to be stopped completely was being naïve.
Unless we have Marines stationed every few feet along the border with shoot-to-kill orders, we'll barely even slow down the number of people crossing our southern border.
That's what happens when a 1st world nation shares a 2500+mile land border with a 3rd world nation.
No, that's what happens when a 1st world nation rife with socialist lame-brains shares a border with a 3rd world nation. They're coming across for the freebies the libs a passing out like Halloween candy. To the average turd-world peasant, it's as if this place was Disneyland and he can get a lifetime pass just by showing up.

"Veamos...starve and eat dirt in Mexico, or go for the estupid gringo's free estuff foreber? Mi thinks I heada norte!"

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Jul 3, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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No, that's what happens when a 1st world nation rife with socialist lame-brains shares a border with a 3rd world nation. They're coming across for the freebies the libs a passing out like Halloween candy. To the average turd-world peasant, it's as if this place was Disneyland and he can get a lifetime pass just by showing up.
"Veamos...starve and eat dirt in Mexico, or go for the estupid gringo's free estuff foreber? Mi thinks I heada norte!"
No, they're coming here because even the crappiest paying job in America pays more than any job they could get in Mexico. They take the jobs the fat lazy spoiled Americans won't do.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#16 Jul 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, they're coming here because even the crappiest paying job in America pays more than any job they could get in Mexico. They take the jobs the fat lazy spoiled Americans won't do.
You are partially correct. The "fat lazy spoiled Americans" are also chowing down at the government's trough. Would you rather clean porta-potties or sit back on welfare? I don't blame those who pick the latter. Since we don't force otherwise healthy people to pick work over welfare, they act rationally and go for the easy money. So we put our own lower rung of society on the government dime, then import about 11 million of somebody else's. Once the new lower rung become citizens (or get good forged documents), they'll quit cleaning porta-potties and go on welfare too. They're not stupid!

This is about a system that's broken. The players involved, Americans & Mexicans alike, are just responding in their own rational self-interest to the socialist idiocy we've put in place.

The same thing is happening in Europe. Most of their illegals, unfortunately for them, are ignorant Muslims who want to bring Sharia law along with them.
Your Ex

United States

#17 Jul 3, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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You are partially correct. The "fat lazy spoiled Americans" are also chowing down at the government's trough. Would you rather clean porta-potties or sit back on welfare? I don't blame those who pick the latter. Since we don't force otherwise healthy people to pick work over welfare, they act rationally and go for the easy money. So we put our own lower rung of society on the government dime, then import about 11 million of somebody else's. Once the new lower rung become citizens (or get good forged documents), they'll quit cleaning porta-potties and go on welfare too. They're not stupid!
This is about a system that's broken. The players involved, Americans & Mexicans alike, are just responding in their own rational self-interest to the socialist idiocy we've put in place.
The same thing is happening in Europe. Most of their illegals, unfortunately for them, are ignorant Muslims who want to bring Sharia law along with them.
McDonald's wage slaves would be a better example. My buddy runs a septic service & pays his boys $30hr..."What stink? Smells like money to me!"

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Jul 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, they're coming here because even the crappiest paying job in America pays more than any job they could get in Mexico. They take the jobs the fat lazy spoiled Americans won't do.
The real competition is for welfare, free schools and healthcare.
Dan Salazar

AOL

#19 Jul 4, 2013
The least expensive way for taxpayers to stem the cost of the illegal alien invasion and colonization would be actualy border security enforcement. Sadly, that doesn't benefit what passes for a Democratic Party so the invasion will continue regardless of the cost.

Viva La Raza
Viva Obama..........SUCKERS.
WOW

Las Vegas, NV

#20 Jul 4, 2013
What law? The one that's not enforced. king obama, holder, hillary and janet need to be convicted of crimes against America and sent to prison!
WOW

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Jul 4, 2013
Cut the dam freebies off and they will go away. PROVE your an American citizen first before getting any benefits.
QUIT wasting my tax dollars king obama!

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#22 Jul 4, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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You are partially correct. The "fat lazy spoiled Americans" are also chowing down at the government's trough. Would you rather clean porta-potties or sit back on welfare? I don't blame those who pick the latter. Since we don't force otherwise healthy people to pick work over welfare, they act rationally and go for the easy money. So we put our own lower rung of society on the government dime, then import about 11 million of somebody else's. Once the new lower rung become citizens (or get good forged documents), they'll quit cleaning porta-potties and go on welfare too. They're not stupid!
This is about a system that's broken. The players involved, Americans & Mexicans alike, are just responding in their own rational self-interest to the socialist idiocy we've put in place.
The same thing is happening in Europe. Most of their illegals, unfortunately for them, are ignorant Muslims who want to bring Sharia law along with them.
So cut off all welfare for everyone.

It won't affect illegal immigration one bit.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#24 Jul 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So cut off all welfare for everyone.
It won't affect illegal immigration one bit.
No, but go back to Clinton's "ending welfare as we know it". Make it workfare for the able-bodied and mentally sound. Cut it off completely for illegals.

But this time work on enforcement, not just handing out goodies.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#25 Jul 4, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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No, but go back to Clinton's "ending welfare as we know it". Make it workfare for the able-bodied and mentally sound. Cut it off completely for illegals.
But this time work on enforcement, not just handing out goodies.
Why not cut if off for everyone?

Why do you support welfare just because they're Americans?

If you can justify giving to lazy Americans, then others can justify giving it to illegals.

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