Is the GOP Backing Away from Immigrat...

Is the GOP Backing Away from Immigration Reform?

There are 16 comments on the Wall St. Cheat Sheet story from Dec 2, 2013, titled Is the GOP Backing Away from Immigration Reform?. In it, Wall St. Cheat Sheet reports that:

It was believed that immigration reform would be one of the biggest priorities for the Republican Party after losing the presidential election - and the Latino vote - in last year's elections, but it appears that a slightly modified rhetoric is the only change to show at this time, the Los Angeles Times reports .

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wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 2, 2013
Yes, get out.thank god someone still can think clearly.
sandy1

New City, NY

#2 Dec 2, 2013
wild child wrote:
Yes, get out.thank god someone still can think clearly.
Agreed. If the cretans in the democrap party had their way this country would be overrun with these criminals. Get out!!!
liberty

Rockmart, GA

#3 Dec 2, 2013
they need to get out do a full round up no questions asked or answered go home no more freebies
sandy1

New City, NY

#4 Dec 2, 2013
liberty wrote:
they need to get out do a full round up no questions asked or answered go home no more freebies
Good idea. The sooner they take out the leeching trash, the better!
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 2, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
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Agreed. If the cretans in the democrap party had their way this country would be overrun with these criminals. Get out!!!
yes they would all be legal by now.how are you and baby?
sandy1

New City, NY

#6 Dec 2, 2013
wild child wrote:
<quoted text>yes they would all be legal by now.how are you and baby?
Wonderful, I can't believe my beautiful baby is 5 days old already. You are right they would have been legal. The only reason the democrats want these people here is to secure votes.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#7 Dec 2, 2013
Republicans love to cut funding on immigration enforcement & border security to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#8 Dec 2, 2013
liberty wrote:
they need to get out do a full round up no questions asked or answered go home no more freebies
Good... lets start with deporting you.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#9 Dec 2, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
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Agreed. If the cretans in the democrap party had their way this country would be overrun with these criminals. Get out!!!
Not so true!

Did you know that it's been Republicans who've been cutting funding on immigration & border security?

Democrats, GOP switch places on border security

San Diego, California (CNN)-- What if, as Americans, everything we thought we knew about the politics of border security were wrong?

Notice, I said "the politics" of border security. That means the way both political parties use and manipulate for political benefit what should be top priority: securing our nation's borders.

I mean "borders." Plural. Not just the southern one that separates our country from dark-skinned people whom many Americans consider inferior and dangerous.

Given what we hear in the public debate, we assume that Republicans are tough on border security, especially to combat illegal immigration, and that Democrats are soft.

But in politics, you have to ignore what people say and watch what they do. And, looking at what politicians do, it seems we have it backward. Republicans are the soft ones, and Democrats are trying to be tougher.

Neither party is acting out of a noble adherence to principle or what it thinks is best for the country. It's all about what's good for the party politically. That's interesting because, in these new roles, the politicos are going against elements of their base. They're gambling the base doesn't notice and they're able to bring in new voters or sew up political contributions.

No other conclusions can be drawn from the budget battle in Washington and the negative impact it will have on funding for security along the border.

First, the good news: Republicans managed to cut $4 billion in spending from last year in a stop-gap measure. But the bad news is they are proposing damaging cuts to border control and customs enforcement budgets that translate into losing hundreds of border agents and nearly $300 million worth of high-tech surveillance equipment.

That's a retreat from a $600 million emergency border security bill passed by Congress last August that, among other things, allowed for 1,000 new border patrol agents.

Aren't these the same Republicans who like to stoke the fires of the immigration debate by blasting the Obama administration, and the Democratic Party, as ineffective at guarding the border and who pitch themselves as the only ones concerned with securing it?

So much for truth in advertising.

Why would Republicans undermine what they claim to be their priorities? Maybe it's that their real priority is keeping big business happy, and the best way to do that is by providing a fluid border and a steady stream of cheap and dependable labor.

But that's only half the story. Who do you suppose is pushing in the other direction by fighting the Republicans and defending the border? The Democrats.

Three Democratic senators -- Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Charles Schumer of New York, and Jon Tester of Montana -- recently complained about the Republican budget's cuts in border security and wrote a letter to House Republican leaders, calling the changes -- 870 fewer border agents, for one -- "dangerous" and "irresponsible."

This is, let's remember, the same Democratic Party that normally disparages and dismisses the GOP immigration strategy of "enforcement only" and, at least rhetorically, supports a more comprehensive approach that legalizes the undocumented. That's what Democrats want their liberal base -- especially Latinos -- to believe.

But in truth, Democrats are too scared and too disinterested to propose a workable comprehensive immigration reform plan, or to even bring up the issue in any meaningful way.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/03/navarre...
sandy1

New City, NY

#10 Dec 2, 2013
Rico, I do agree with you regarding funding. It was a bonehead move on the Republicans part to cut any funding for border security. However, my main concern is obamas refusal to enforce existing immigration laws, his blatant interference with border patrol via executive orders forcing them to let these criminals go, closing border patrol stations, and his desire for amnesty. These people are criminals just for being here, they are a big security risk. The only Republicans who are soft are the rinos, and they should stop playing games and switch parties. As for the Democrats, I firmly believe they fully support obamas immigration agenda.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#11 Dec 3, 2013
Remember mid-term elections are comming up and Republicans do not want to answer to the voters for passing an amnesty bill. They have the Obamacare disaster that will help them so why drive voters away with amnesty? They will wait and screw Americans after the elections.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Dec 3, 2013
From George Bush to John McCain to Mitt Romney the Republicans always select liberals who would be friendly towards comprehensive immigration reform. Everyone is afraid of the rabid tea-bagger vote though.

It seems the tea-baggers do not consider our current system to be broken.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#13 Dec 3, 2013
Wealthy and powerful Democrats and Republicans will gain from amnesty and weakening immigration laws. Some Republicans still have to fear the voters and the repercussions from ignoring their best interests but in most areas of the country politicians have little to fear from the sheep in their flock.
Memo From Turner

Wantagh, NY

#14 Dec 4, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
Rico, I do agree with you regarding funding. It was a bonehead move on the Republicans part to cut any funding for border security. However, my main concern is obamas refusal to enforce existing immigration laws, his blatant interference with border patrol via executive orders forcing them to let these criminals go, closing border patrol stations, and his desire for amnesty. These people are criminals just for being here, they are a big security risk. The only Republicans who are soft are the rinos, and they should stop playing games and switch parties. As for the Democrats, I firmly believe they fully support obamas immigration agenda.
It is wrong to say Obama does not enforce immigration laws. He has already deported 2 million people. That is not only more then Bush did in two full terms, but it is also more than the previous 19 presidents COMBINED.
Billy Ringo

Bronx, NY

#15 Dec 4, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
From George Bush to John McCain to Mitt Romney the Republicans always select liberals who would be friendly towards comprehensive immigration reform. Everyone is afraid of the rabid tea-bagger vote though.
It seems the tea-baggers do not consider our current system to be broken.
Actually, they do.

Now, a group of baggers want to repeal the 17th amendment - yes, they do NOT want US Senators to be elected by the people of their state, but rather by state legislatures.
sandy1

New City, NY

#16 Dec 4, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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It is wrong to say Obama does not enforce immigration laws. He has already deported 2 million people. That is not only more then Bush did in two full terms, but it is also more than the previous 19 presidents COMBINED.
I disagree. Removals ( actual deportations) are down 20% from 2009. Obama inflated the numbers by counting returns (not ordered deportations)as removals.

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