Congress sees immigration overhaul this year; Obama will make pitch in Las Vegas speech

There are 20 comments on the Jan 27, 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal story titled Congress sees immigration overhaul this year; Obama will make pitch in Las Vegas speech. In it, Reno Gazette-Journal reports that:

Republican and Democratic lawmakers were cautiously optimistic Sunday that a long-sought overhaul of the nation's immigration system that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country will clear Congress this year, the result of changes in the political landscape shown in November's election.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#104 Jan 29, 2013
Mayela wrote:
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Marry them, and they'll become legal.
I didn't know they got married?

All this time I thought they just spit out those "Anchor" babies

so as to draw more welfare from the American tax payers.

Example:

Illegal Alien With 10 US Born Kids, Leaving Arizona Due To SB 1070

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#105 Jan 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Is that what passes for Puerto Rican wit?

And you wonder why nobody wants you in this country.
And you wonder why nobody wants 12-20 million (wag) welfare sucking illegal alien thieves in our country!
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#106 Jan 29, 2013
michell wrote:
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Do you think of thousands of illegal us citizens living in México? Well they are and they are not criminals are they?
It is a FELONY to be an illegal immigrant in Mexico.

Mexico DEPORTS more people than the entire USA.

Mexican immigration laws require PROOF of INCOME and all sorts of stuff PRIOR to being allowed to immigrate.

As a foreigner, you DON'T want to tangle with the Mexican police.

We could learn a LOT about immigration from Mexico's strict policies.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#107 Jan 29, 2013
Cricket 23 wrote:
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And you wonder why nobody wants 12-20 million (wag) welfare sucking illegal alien thieves in our country!
Where are you going to be posting all of your ready made "cut and paste clips" after reform is complete?
PayTaxesObeyLaw

Bryn Mawr, PA

#108 Jan 29, 2013
If all of these I L L E G A L 'immigrants' really want to become legal why haven't they or their families done so already.

As many want it there are probably just as many that don't want it because they don't have to pay taxes among other things.

If an American citizen did some of things many of these ILLEGAL aliens have done like use stolen social security numbers we would have a CRIMINAL record and done jail time for fraud and/or identity theft. Or if an American citizen fails to pay taxes just for a few years they go to jail for income tax evasion, a federal CRIME.

Many of these ILLEGALs literally want to sit on both sides of the fence.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#109 Jan 29, 2013
PayTaxesObeyLaw wrote:
If all of these I L L E G A L 'immigrants' really want to become legal why haven't they or their families done so already.
As many want it there are probably just as many that don't want it because they don't have to pay taxes among other things.
If an American citizen did some of things many of these ILLEGAL aliens have done like use stolen social security numbers we would have a CRIMINAL record and done jail time for fraud and/or identity theft. Or if an American citizen fails to pay taxes just for a few years they go to jail for income tax evasion, a federal CRIME.
Many of these ILLEGALs literally want to sit on both sides of the fence.
I agree 100%. But, the only way to rid ourselves of the huge problem is to prove these Politicians wrong (who are hell bent on giving Amnesty). We all know illegals are not going to assimilate,learn English and pay taxes let alone back taxes. They benefit more keeping their status as is. Collecting welfare for their children,working under the table,collecting Child tax credit and a list of other freebies. In order to fix what is broken in America we (unfortunately) must(as hard as it hurt)let America continue down it's path. Like the saying goes "it has to get worse before it can begin to get better"(not the actual wording,but you get my point).
lolololol

Springfield, MA

#110 Jan 29, 2013
great TAX PAYERS THINK THERE BROKE NOW, WAIT UNTIL IMMIGRATION REFORM ALL US HARD WORKING AMERICANS, TAXPAYERS WILL BE MORE BROKE LOLOLOLOLOL WHAT A JOKE
lolololol

Springfield, MA

#111 Jan 29, 2013
THEY NEED TO FIX THE ENTITTLEMENT PROGRAM FIRST, WELFARE, EBT, SOCIAL SECURITY ECT ECT ARE KIDS ARE DOOMED
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#112 Jan 29, 2013
Obama won't back bi partisan plan because it isn't DIVISIVE enough to fulfill his primary agenda.

Obama says NO Border Security and American tax slave Benefits for everyone who sneaks in is best for his vision of a dramatically devalued America.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#113 Jan 29, 2013
PayTaxesObeyLaw wrote:
If all of these I L L E G A L 'immigrants' really want to become legal why haven't they or their families done so already.
Most would have become legal if it was possible, but in almost all cases there is no way to legalize their status while in the US. Worse then that, if they attempt to return home to obtain a visa the US imposes stiff penalties for leaving the country.

That is the whole point of the proposed legislation.
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Since: Sep 07

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#114 Jan 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Most would have become legal if it was possible, but in almost all cases there is no way to legalize their status while in the US. Worse then that, if they attempt to return home to obtain a visa the US imposes stiff penalties for leaving the country.
That is the whole point of the proposed legislation.
we put limits on the numbers that can come in because anybody who has any commonsense knows that the usa cannot let everyone into the country.

as it stands now, the pro-illegals want to allow an amnesty than would enable everybody who is here before a certain date citizenship.

imagine if 100 million people applied for the amnesty before the due date expires. do you think america could assimilate that many people in the short time that the pro-illegals envision?

what happens if that number exceeds 200 million? it could happen. remember. there are over 6 billion non-usa citizens out there in the world.

how many of them do you think would be happy to live in the usa?

the only sane option is to just enforce our current laws. deport those who are here illegally.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#115 Jan 29, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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we put limits on the numbers that can come in because anybody who has any commonsense knows that the usa cannot let everyone into the country.
as it stands now, the pro-illegals want to allow an amnesty than would enable everybody who is here before a certain date citizenship.
imagine if 100 million people applied for the amnesty before the due date expires. do you think america could assimilate that many people in the short time that the pro-illegals envision?
what happens if that number exceeds 200 million? it could happen. remember. there are over 6 billion non-usa citizens out there in the world.
how many of them do you think would be happy to live in the usa?
the only sane option is to just enforce our current laws. deport those who are here illegally.
You're just silly.
Ed Ortiz

AOL

#116 Jan 29, 2013
freebird wrote:
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The Constitution is supposed to be for American citizens and the U.S., not the rest of the world. Especially not for illegal aliens who have no repect for any law.
You live in the State which will suffer the very worst consequences from Obama's mission to add another 25,000,000 plus peasants on top of the 12,000,000 already here to the roles of ObamaCare and Welfare using the weapon of FAMILY REUNIFICATION against the American people.

Did you hear his speech? He wants to speed up the Family Reunification to crush Americans under the dead weight of accomodating them when EVERY ONE knows we have NO JOBS for uneducated low skill labor.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#118 Jan 29, 2013
Ed Ortiz wrote:
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You live in the State which will suffer the very worst consequences from Obama's mission to add another 25,000,000 plus peasants on top of the 12,000,000 already here to the roles of ObamaCare and Welfare using the weapon of FAMILY REUNIFICATION against the American people.
Did you hear his speech? He wants to speed up the Family Reunification to crush Americans under the dead weight of accomodating them when EVERY ONE knows we have NO JOBS for uneducated low skill labor.
He said nothing of the sort.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#119 Jan 29, 2013
Ed Ortiz wrote:
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You live in the State which will suffer the very worst consequences from Obama's mission to add another 25,000,000 plus peasants on top of the 12,000,000 already here to the roles of ObamaCare and Welfare using the weapon of FAMILY REUNIFICATION against the American people.
Did you hear his speech? He wants to speed up the Family Reunification to crush Americans under the dead weight of accomodating them when EVERY ONE knows we have NO JOBS for uneducated low skill labor.
I believe in re-unification of families !!

Those who left their families to come here, should go back home.

Those who created families when they came here, should go back home.

Plain and simple.

Then GET TO THE BACK OF THE LINE and come in like everyone else does LEGALLY.
Reality Bites

AOL

#120 Jan 29, 2013
Funny. He wasted millions of flying to vegas when he could have gotten a bunch of greedy union types to show up and drool all over him in Michigan, Penn. or Ohio no matter what the subject at hand.
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Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#121 Jan 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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You're just silly.
am I?

ok, genius. you tell me where you will draw the line on the amnesty? when the numbers start to reach millions, are you going to pull the plug so to speak at 11 million?

something tells me you will not.

tell us, all mighty one, who will be allowed to come in, and who will not?
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#122 Jan 29, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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am I?
ok, genius. you tell me where you will draw the line on the amnesty? when the numbers start to reach millions, are you going to pull the plug so to speak at 11 million?
something tells me you will not.
tell us, all mighty one, who will be allowed to come in, and who will not?
You are silly. Your response has absolutely nothing to do with my post. You just rattle on about imaginary "amnesty" and some weird idea of 200 million undocumented workers hiding in the shadows.

Mo ming qi miao.
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Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#123 Jan 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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You are silly. Your response has absolutely nothing to do with my post. You just rattle on about imaginary "amnesty" and some weird idea of 200 million undocumented workers hiding in the shadows.
Mo ming qi miao.
this whole post is about amnesty. YOUR post is about amnesty.

imaginery amnesty?

like they say.. if it looks like a democrat, talks like a democrat, then, it must be a democrat. right?

immigration reform is just another way of saying amnesty.

as for weird idea of 200 million undocumented workers. lady, they don't know how many "undocumented workers" there are. so, if everybody in mexico and china or anywhere else just happened to want usa citizenship, what's to stop them from just flying over and getting it if there is an amnesty?

you idiots haven't even thought out what would happen if the numbers are higher then 11 million...now that is the honest truth.

get off the drugs already... they are making you stupid.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#124 Jan 29, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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this whole post is about amnesty. YOUR post is about amnesty.
imaginery amnesty?
like they say.. if it looks like a democrat, talks like a democrat, then, it must be a democrat. right?
immigration reform is just another way of saying amnesty.
as for weird idea of 200 million undocumented workers. lady, they don't know how many "undocumented workers" there are. so, if everybody in mexico and china or anywhere else just happened to want usa citizenship, what's to stop them from just flying over and getting it if there is an amnesty?
you idiots haven't even thought out what would happen if the numbers are higher then 11 million...now that is the honest truth.
get off the drugs already... they are making you stupid.
I forgot. English is not your native language. Try looking up the word "amnesty" and learn the meaning. Nobody has proposed amnesty since Reagan. You can look him up too. You might be surprised to learn he was not a Democrat.

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