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Senators aim to reach bipartisan immigration deal next week

There are 106 comments on the whtc.com story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Senators aim to reach bipartisan immigration deal next week. In it, whtc.com reports that:

Eight senators aim to cap months of talks next week with a comprehensive deal to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, a member of the bipartisan group said on Thursday.

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Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#22 Mar 15, 2013
VA mom2 wrote:
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The debate is being framed by people who are citizens now, but entered the country illegally and were later naturalized. There have been 6 or 7 amnesties since Regean's 1986 IRCA, and people who broke the law and skirted the rules see no reason why their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, 2nd cousins, and old neighbors shouldn't be allowed in the US. Our immigration laws prohibit the admission of uneducated persons who will become public charges, so, according to Dems, these people are "forced" to enter illegally to be reunited with their families. We have approx 20 million illegals in the US, 60% from Mexico and 20% from Central & South America. Of the more than 1million people who legally immigrate to the US each year, approx 75% are from Mexico.
47% of immigrants who have been in the US for 20+ years are on welfare. 63% of illegal immigrants are on welfare. And to all you that say "illegals can't get welfare"..... Please grow up.
To everyone that says "illegals do jobs amercans won't".... There are approx 1.2 agricultural jobs in the the US. An estimated 50% of the work force is illegal. An additional 7 million illegals are working in construction, building maintenance, hospitality, manufacturing, etc....blue collar jobs that USED to support the middle class, but don't anymore because of the reduced wages, caused by a glut of labor willing to work for less than a living wage.
We have almost 25 million Citizens who are out of work. It is time for Congress and the President to start representing THEM, and stop Hispandering. It is highly offensive to blue collar, hardworking Americans that citizenship is even being discussed.
It's just shameless the way you make stuff up. How embarrassing.

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#23 Mar 15, 2013
VA mom2 wrote:
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The debate is being framed by people who are citizens now, but entered the country illegally and were later naturalized. There have been 6 or 7 amnesties since Regean's 1986 IRCA, and people who broke the law and skirted the rules see no reason why their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, 2nd cousins, and old neighbors shouldn't be allowed in the US. Our immigration laws prohibit the admission of uneducated persons who will become public charges, so, according to Dems, these people are "forced" to enter illegally to be reunited with their families. We have approx 20 million illegals in the US, 60% from Mexico and 20% from Central & South America. Of the more than 1million people who legally immigrate to the US each year, approx 75% are from Mexico.
47% of immigrants who have been in the US for 20+ years are on welfare. 63% of illegal immigrants are on welfare. And to all you that say "illegals can't get welfare"..... Please grow up.
To everyone that says "illegals do jobs amercans won't".... There are approx 1.2 agricultural jobs in the the US. An estimated 50% of the work force is illegal. An additional 7 million illegals are working in construction, building maintenance, hospitality, manufacturing, etc....blue collar jobs that USED to support the middle class, but don't anymore because of the reduced wages, caused by a glut of labor willing to work for less than a living wage.
We have almost 25 million Citizens who are out of work. It is time for Congress and the President to start representing THEM, and stop Hispandering. It is highly offensive to blue collar, hardworking Americans that citizenship is even being discussed.
"Hispandering"

I'm opposed to a path to citizenship, but what more Americans find offensive are terms like "Hispandering".

It may work with the far right wingnuts on Topix, but you're hurting your own cause.
hell yeah

Lawrence, MA

#25 Mar 15, 2013
sidney wrote:
asian guy,,, were you born in america, cuz other wise you are just a fckng immigrant jst like me.......
Thanks for shutting his mouth has been running for quite a while now.He had forgotten where the F.... he came from acting like he is all American.
Level 5

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#26 Mar 16, 2013
hell yeah wrote:
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Thanks for shutting his mouth has been running for quite a while now.He had forgotten where the F.... he came from acting like he is all American.
are you telling me that YOU don't think of yourself as all American?

so, tell us, bro. where do your loyalties lie? with mexico? like juan hernandez?

perhaps you should not be here in the usa if that is the case.
andy

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Mar 16, 2013
Original American wrote:
Hey Fckg asianassguy, you did not answer the question! Were you born here? You act like you own my country.
the land is the lord's and the fullness thereof. America belongs to God and everything inside. It will soon come in the future that another country will be accomodating as America and people will migrate including you or your future generation. Joseph was an illegal immigrant in the land of Egypt, in the time of famine, it was this illegal immigrant that helped. A time will come that those who you do not want to help today may eventually be the ones you will need tomorrow just like Joseph in Egypt. The whole world is interdependent.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#28 Mar 16, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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are you telling me that YOU don't think of yourself as all American?
so, tell us, bro. where do your loyalties lie? with mexico? like juan hernandez?
perhaps you should not be here in the usa if that is the case.
I don't consider anybody who calls themselves "Asian Guy" to be an American. Where are your priorities?
Level 5

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#29 Mar 16, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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I don't consider anybody who calls themselves "Asian Guy" to be an American. Where are your priorities?
just out of curiosity, what characteristics do you believe define a citizen of the usa?
americain and brave

Owosso, MI

#30 Mar 16, 2013
asian gay go look for boy friend
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#31 Mar 16, 2013
andy wrote:
<quoted text>
the land is the lord's and the fullness thereof. America belongs to God and everything inside. It will soon come in the future that another country will be accomodating as America and people will migrate including you or your future generation. Joseph was an illegal immigrant in the land of Egypt, in the time of famine, it was this illegal immigrant that helped. A time will come that those who you do not want to help today may eventually be the ones you will need tomorrow just like Joseph in Egypt. The whole world is interdependent.
What? He was sold by his brothers as a slave and taken to Egypt. You've got to quit parroting La Raza propaganda. Most of it is false and stupid, and it makes you look like an idiot.
Level 6

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#32 Mar 16, 2013
Mayela wrote:
Every individual has rights as an individual, not as a member of this or that nation. One has rights not by virtue of being an American, but by virtue of being human.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2...


You can't be this stupid? They all have rights but not the right to travel to someone else's country without the country knowing who they are, if they carry a disease, if they are wanted for a crime and are on the run, if they intend to live in their country off that country's tax payers.

These illegal aliens have a country. Stop being lazy and do something about making it better to live in.
hey

Oxnard, CA

#33 Mar 17, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
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Hey, Original American, you have watched "Dances with Wolves" too many times. Before you go bragging about how the Indians were so noble, consider that the Indians were in what is now the United States for more than 100,000 years before the Europeans came. During that time, they had not developed a written language, the wheel, numbers, cloth weaving, candles or any form of transportation except walking.(They got horses from the Spanish.) They used stone knives and spears, just as frequently on each other as for hunting, as they were an extremely violent people. The average lifespan was less than 30 years, women were treated as property, they froze when it was cold and burned when it was hot. They left sick children and infants outside to die of exposure. When Columbus landed, the Indians were still in the Stone Age, a minimum 2,000 years behind the rest of the world in technology and culture. I know you guys got a bad break, but there are 330 million people in the US today, millions of families, major cities...was Columbus supposed to turn his ships around and let the Indians continue on their unending camping trip? You got in the way of the future. Run over by progress. Get over it. Besides, Rule Number One in history is if you own it and someone can take it away from you, you didn't own it. PS Mexicans are NOT native Americans. They are nor a race.
thats right! We are taking back this country and se se puede. Nothing you can do about it invaders, so shift up.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#34 Mar 17, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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if you are a citizen of another country that is in the usa ILLEGALLY, YOU are NOT an immigrant to the usa.
YOU are a criminal.
You got a number?

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#35 Mar 17, 2013
Sorry Asian Guy wrong post! lol

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#36 Mar 17, 2013
Original American wrote:
Hey Fckg asianassguy, you did not answer the question! Were you born here? You act like you own my country.
You got a number?
Truth Speaker

Ardsley, NY

#37 Mar 17, 2013
Mayela wrote:
Every individual has rights as an individual, not as a member of this or that nation. One has rights not by virtue of being an American, but by virtue of being human.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2...
Be careful, you ignorant POS, before you open that box. Illegal aliens are not people, they are sub-human garbage Mexico had thrown over the fence into the HE's backyard.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#38 Mar 17, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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just out of curiosity, what characteristics do you believe define a citizen of the usa?
I consider anybody who can trace their roots back before the Revolution to be an American. The law takes a most liberal approach than that though.

In general I would not consider anybody who self-identify's as a foreigner to be an American
zorro america

Plant City, FL

#39 Mar 17, 2013
White america has lost the battle. All they do is cry.
zorro america

Plant City, FL

#40 Mar 17, 2013
Originanal american is the coward here.you lost the battle ,now face it and move on. As for mexicans they never left north america,amigo.
ronnie

Salt Lake City, UT

#41 Mar 17, 2013
Too many people at the CPAC had strong opinions about legalizing 20 million Mexicans. The fighting has been going on in those back rooms for weeks. They will never fiscally be able to justify legalizing the 3rd world poor that contribute very little in our Country. The channel to legalizing them will be determined by whether they get welfare, freebies, etc. If segments of that population apply, they will not qualify. The money and other qualifications are too rigid for the mass's of illegals from South America. Chinese/ Asians will be given more chance than Mexicans. But having said that, those people won't just up and leave. They'll stay hidden until ICE catches up with them if ever.
jhon

Perris, CA

#42 Mar 17, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Original American, you have watched "Dances with Wolves" too many times. Before you go bragging about how the Indians were so noble, consider that the Indians were in what is now the United States for more than 100,000 years before the Europeans came. During that time, they had not developed a written language, the wheel, numbers, cloth weaving, candles or any form of transportation except walking.(They got horses from the Spanish.) They used stone knives and spears, just as frequently on each other as for hunting, as they were an extremely violent people. The average lifespan was less than 30 years, women were treated as property, they froze when it was cold and burned when it was hot. They left sick children and infants outside to die of exposure. When Columbus landed, the Indians were still in the Stone Age, a minimum 2,000 years behind the rest of the world in technology and culture. I know you guys got a bad break, but there are 330 million people in the US today, millions of families, major cities...was Columbus supposed to turn his ships around and let the Indians continue on their unending camping trip? You got in the way of the future. Run over by progress. Get over it. Besides, Rule Number One in history is if you own it and someone can take it away from you, you didn't own it. PS Mexicans are NOT native Americans. They are nor a race.
so the fact that the freaking continent is called "AMERICA" dorsnt make u an American I f#$@+$? Wonder what makes you and American.
Cmon use common sence and stop being such an ignorant u have nothing to loose just let those poor illegal immigrants alone they don't take anything from you. I don't think you would want to be on the sun for 12 hours picking tomatoes or grapes for 8 dollars an hour so shut up u idiot

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