Senators Reach Agreement On Overhauling Immigration

Jan 28, 2013 Full story: National Public Radio 584

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#496 Feb 13, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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My great grandmother, whose oldest four children came with her from Germany, allowed no one in their house to speak German, in spite of the fact that her English wasn't so good, either. She was an absolute tyrant about it, but she didn't want any of her children working alongside her at a hat factory.
She retired at age 71 as a department supervisor, very fluent in English. Only one of her eleven children ever ended up doing factory work. He later got a job with Connnecticut Light and Power and retired early with a big, fat pension.
My grandmother, who was born in Germany, barely speaks German today (she was aged three when they came here) and can remember when dinner time conversations were stilted and difficult because they all struggled along in English, including my great grandfather.
She became a nurse. In fact, all ten of those children (one died at age nine) went on to do well. Nurses, teachers, a biologist, a college professor, a journalist and two who started their own businesses, both of which flourish today.
While what you describe in your family is common, it isn't the rule.
How sad your family is so ashamed of their ancestry.
Married

Little Rock, AR

#497 Feb 13, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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My great grandmother, whose oldest four children came with her from Germany, allowed no one in their house to speak German, in spite of the fact that her English wasn't so good, either. She was an absolute tyrant about it, but she didn't want any of her children working alongside her at a hat factory.
She retired at age 71 as a department supervisor, very fluent in English. Only one of her eleven children ever ended up doing factory work. He later got a job with Connnecticut Light and Power and retired early with a big, fat pension.
My grandmother, who was born in Germany, barely speaks German today (she was aged three when they came here) and can remember when dinner time conversations were stilted and difficult because they all struggled along in English, including my great grandfather.
She became a nurse. In fact, all ten of those children (one died at age nine) went on to do well. Nurses, teachers, a biologist, a college professor, a journalist and two who started their own businesses, both of which flourish today.
While what you describe in your family is common, it isn't the rule.
My great grandmother is from Italy and she married someone from Germany they thought 3 langues would be too hard for the kids so they didn't pass on either one my grandma wished that did and so do I my great grandma would sometimes talk Italian to where we would understand a little maybe that's why spainsh was easy for me but I feel like I should speak German and Italian you know the more langues you speak the more money you make
Mexico forever and ever

United States

#498 Feb 13, 2013
Mexicans will get our amnesty and whatever we want. NO one is forcing us out. No one ever will. WE WIN the usa!!!

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

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Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#499 Feb 13, 2013
Married wrote:
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My great grandmother is from Italy and she married someone from Germany they thought 3 langues would be too hard for the kids so they didn't pass on either one my grandma wished that did and so do I my great grandma would sometimes talk Italian to where we would understand a little maybe that's why spainsh was easy for me but I feel like I should speak German and Italian you know the more langues you speak the more money you make
Italian, French and Spanish are all part of a linguistics known as the Romance Languages. They share many words and is why anyone who speaks one of those languages will catch on to the other two very quick.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

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Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#500 Feb 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Your ignorance of history is amazing, but not suprising.
You really believe the Irish & Italians & Poles & Swedes & Norwegians & Germans & Koreans & Chinese & Japanese immigrants etc didn't maintain their culture & language? Have you ever been to Chicago or New York or LA or Boston or any other large city with concentrations of immigrant groups?
Even in rural areas like where my ancestors lived in Minnesota there were numerous conclaves of Germans or Swedes or Norwegians. My paternal grandparents & their siblings all spoke German at home and went to country schools where almost all their classmates spoke German as their primary language as well; they went to churches where the service was in German. My dad only spoke German as a kid until they closed the country schools and he had to go to town school where he learned English; he still has a bit of a German accent. My maternal grandfather & his 15 siblings all spoke Norwegian at home and went to country schools where they all spoke Norwegian; they went to church where the service was in Norwegian. My mom spoke Norwegian at home but English at school.
Embracing & maintaining your heritage is VERY American.
That person needs to walk through downtown Los Angeles, Ca. You'll experience about 10 different languages/cultures within an hr.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#501 Feb 13, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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That person needs to walk through downtown Los Angeles, Ca. You'll experience about 10 different languages/cultures within an hr.
The same can be said of San Francisco and Seattle. You are also correct about your assessemnt of the romance languages. I speak one well, and understand a good bit of Italian and some Spanish. I even picked up some Greek.
Mexico forever and ever

United States

#502 Feb 13, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>The same can be said of San Francisco and Seattle. You are also correct about your assessemnt of the romance languages. I speak one well, and understand a good bit of Italian and some Spanish. I even picked up some Greek.
Soon you will all speak only SPANISH!
Billy Ringo

Turtle Lake, ND

#503 Feb 13, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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That person needs to walk through downtown Los Angeles, Ca. You'll experience about 10 different languages/cultures within an hr.
And that's a good thing.

Level 3

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#504 Feb 13, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
Senate reaches agreement on overhauling immigration?
What happened to "self-deportation"?
That was a brilliant proposal !!!!!!
Yes if the liberals respected our laws and backed it.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#505 Feb 13, 2013
Mexico forever and ever wrote:
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Soon you will all speak only SPANISH!
Soon you will have bean sprouts growing out your arse.

Level 3

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#506 Feb 13, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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That person needs to walk through downtown Los Angeles, Ca. You'll experience about 10 different languages/cultures within an hr.
Yes, you can have a choice on which language you want to be mugged in.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#507 Feb 13, 2013
Mexico forever and ever wrote:
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Soon you will all speak only SPANISH!
Naw...don't think so.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Level 1

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#508 Feb 13, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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That person needs to walk through downtown Los Angeles, Ca. You'll experience about 10 different languages/cultures within an hr.
I know!

And it just amazes me that somehow that's seen as a bad thing or anti-American.

These people need to get out of their little white english only world more often.
Married

Hurst, TX

#509 Feb 13, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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Italian, French and Spanish are all part of a linguistics known as the Romance Languages. They share many words and is why anyone who speaks one of those languages will catch on to the other two very quick.
I guess that's why :) thanks for the info
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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#510 Feb 13, 2013
Mexico forever and ever wrote:
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Soon you will all speak only SPANISH!
Spanish is a dead language. It's the language the Spaniards gave you Mexican Indians after they bent you over and went to town, along with your religion.
DWG

Everett, MA

#511 Feb 13, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
Senate reaches agreement on overhauling immigration?
What happened to "self-deportation"?
That was a brilliant proposal !!!!!!
Amnesty 2013 ,

Dwg

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#512 Feb 13, 2013
Mexico forever and ever wrote:
Mexicans will get our amnesty and whatever we want. NO one is forcing us out. No one ever will. WE WIN the usa!!!
I sggest YOU learn to speak Chinese. That's who really owns this country.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#513 Feb 13, 2013
s/b: suggest
too funny

Clarks Summit, PA

#514 Feb 13, 2013
Mexico forever and ever wrote:
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Soon you will all speak only SPANISH!
It's far more likely you'll be speaking chinese or farsi before the rest of us are speaking spanish. Besides the universal language of business is...wait....ENGLISH...
too funny

Clarks Summit, PA

#515 Feb 13, 2013
Oh and unlike America who doesn't force you to speak English if the muzzies take over you will either submit to them, their laws, and their language or well...you as the infidel will be dead...enjoy...

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