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Senators Reach Agreement On Overhauling Immigration

There are 584 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jan 28, 2013, titled Senators Reach Agreement On Overhauling Immigration. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

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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Level 6

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#166 Feb 2, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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that is a racist remark. uncalled for.
Mexican is not a race, like American is not a race, it's a nationality.
Level 6

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#167 Feb 2, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Translation-
The GOPasaus finally figured out hispanics vote.
Now they have to figure out no matter what they do Mexicans won't vote for them. Reagan gave amnesty yet republicans recived fewer votes.

These people are 10% of the total vote plus the popular vote is not what counts. Then you take away states that vote democratic anyway whether there are Hispanics there or not, like California. California Hispanics should move to a red state in order to change anything.

The Senate can agree on whatever they want. The amnesty will die in the House. Home to HR 140, stopping birthright citizenship and national E-Verify.
Level 5

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#168 Feb 3, 2013
spytheweb wrote:
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Mexican is not a race, like American is not a race, it's a nationality.
I stand corrected. but your remark was discriminatory. and highly illogical.

do you truly believe that all mexicans display the same trait?

that's like the muslims telling us that all jews are bad.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Level 1

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#169 Feb 3, 2013
spytheweb wrote:
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Now they have to figure out no matter what they do Mexicans won't vote for them. Reagan gave amnesty yet republicans recived fewer votes.
These people are 10% of the total vote plus the popular vote is not what counts. Then you take away states that vote democratic anyway whether there are Hispanics there or not, like California. California Hispanics should move to a red state in order to change anything.
The Senate can agree on whatever they want. The amnesty will die in the House. Home to HR 140, stopping birthright citizenship and national E-Verify.
And the GOPasaurs hopes of winning the White House for the foreseeable future will die with it.

Texas will turn Democatic on the strength of the hispanic vote by 2020.

After that it's all over but the crying.......
dwg

Everett, MA

#170 Feb 3, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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I see you give absolutely no blame to the millions who sneak across the border, work, live and game our entitlement programs for all they're worth. How about anchor babies and identity theft?
What are they? Innocent as little babies? Ignorant of the laws? If you happen to be walking down the street and see a car parked at the curb with keys in it and running, does that make it okay to steal it?
dwg wrote:
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Law is just for big guys Sam
If your 7 years old daughter get your gun and kill your wife for accident what do you do ?
Thanks
DWG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =8EBms7yfXR0XX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Okay I will answer: YOU CAN NOT FIX A DEATH BUT BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM YOU CAN.

YOU CAN NOT BRING BACK YOUR WIFE LIFE, IT WAS TRAGIC.

UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY IS ONLY ABOUT JOBS, IT WILL EASY TO FIX FOR FUTURE GUYS COME, AND MAJORITARY REPUBLICANS NOT DID THEIR JOBS FOR YEARS ( 1986-2013 ), 27 years of inaction in American legislation.

Thanks
DWG
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
dwg

Everett, MA

#171 Feb 3, 2013
Okay I will answer: YOU CAN NOT DEAL WITH A DEATH , BUT BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM YOU CAN.

YOU CAN NOT BRING BACK YOUR WIFE's LIFE, IT WAS TRAGIC.

UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY IS ONLY ABOUT JOB . IT WILL BE EASY TO FIX FOR THE FUTURE, NO MORE JOBS WITHOUT REQUIRED PROPERLY DOCUMENTS.

AND MAJORITARY REPUBLICANS NOT DID THEIR JOBS FOR YEARS ( 1986-2013 ), 27 years of inaction in American legislation.

Thanks
DWG
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#172 Feb 3, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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that is a racist remark. uncalled for.
That it is, but just fighting fire with fire. I'm tired of being PC while the Hispanics can be just as racists or prejudiced as they want to.
Mahamadoueo

Bronx, NY

#173 Feb 3, 2013
Hi. My. Is mahamadou I bing. Living hey for 16yaer. I. Never have. Problem. Law enforcement. And I was. Detain. For. 1yaer. For. Not having green card. q
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#174 Feb 3, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Dec 8, 1993
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Clinton said he hoped the agreement would encourage other nations to work toward a broader world-trade pact.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/na...
That was the Congressional Legislation, not the NAFTA Treaty with Canada and Mexico. That legislation altered some of the laws in America so that the Treaty provision, signed by George H.W. Bush could be implemented accordingly.

Only the President can negotiate and agree with terms of a Treaty between America and other Nations.

Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#175 Feb 3, 2013
The Treaty was agreed to and signed by George H.W. Bush before Clinton signed the Legislation from Congress, that changed Laws in America to comply with the terms of the NAFTA Treaty.

All Treaties that America have entered into with other Nations can be reviewed on the State Department's web site.
Asian Guy wrote:
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you just made eric out to be a liar. good for you.
regarding the free trade agreements.. I place the blame with both sides of the fence. both democrats and republicans. IDIOTS! every single one of them.
it's time to stop pushing for free trade. doesn't work.
only morons keep pushing something that doesn't work. yeah. our government is full of them.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#176 Feb 3, 2013
However, those of you with no basic understanding of government, or the Functions of American Goverment and how it operates aren't equipped with the intelligence to correct Eric..... ROFLMAO

It's really stupid to come here to discuss politics and not know how government works.
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It's not hard to prove Erica a liar. Liberals see everything through their crossed eyes.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#177 Feb 3, 2013
gossamer wrote:
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Tell that to the thousands of Kurds in mass graves those WMD were non existent.
Then tell Saddam you are sorry that Bush asked Congress for approval to use our military to remove him from power.
That was in 1988, Three (3) years before the Gulf War. What evidence was there any of the chemical weapons was still at Saddam's disposal? We found none in the 8 years of American occupation of Iraq. And despite the claim of NATO Allies that no chemical weapons existed in Iraq, the Bush Administration lied before the world body at the United Nations.

Bush squandered $1.5 Trillion, and the Treasure in Troops' Lives all down the drain for nothing.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#178 Feb 3, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Dec 8, 1993
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Clinton said he hoped the agreement would encourage other nations to work toward a broader world-trade pact.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/na...
NAFTA was signed by President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1992. It was ratified by the legislatures of the three countries in 1993. The U.S. House of Representatives approved it by 234 to 200 on November 17, 1993. The U.S. Senate approved it by 60 to 38 on November 20, three days later. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993 and entered force January 1, 1994.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#179 Feb 3, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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you just made eric out to be a liar. good for you.
regarding the free trade agreements.. I place the blame with both sides of the fence. both democrats and republicans. IDIOTS! every single one of them.
it's time to stop pushing for free trade. doesn't work.
only morons keep pushing something that doesn't work. yeah. our government is full of them.
Free Trade does works for importers like Wal Mart and Apple.

NAFTA was signed by President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1992. It was ratified by the legislatures of the three countries in 1993. The U.S. House of Representatives approved it by 234 to 200 on November 17, 1993. The U.S. Senate approved it by 60 to 38 on November 20, three days later. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993 and entered force January 1, 1994.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#180 Feb 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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That was in 1988, Three (3) years before the Gulf War. What evidence was there any of the chemical weapons was still at Saddam's disposal? We found none in the 8 years of American occupation of Iraq. And despite the claim of NATO Allies that no chemical weapons existed in Iraq, the Bush Administration lied before the world body at the United Nations.
Bush squandered $1.5 Trillion, and the Treasure in Troops' Lives all down the drain for nothing.
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2018...

UK experts to help Iraq destroy chemical residues

Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what's left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#181 Feb 3, 2013
freebird wrote:
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http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2018...
UK experts to help Iraq destroy chemical residues
Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what's left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday.
This isn't credible, the only news releases were in Murdoch Owned publications...... And still, since America's invasion in 2003, we've not found any evidence there was any active program of making chemical weapons in Iraq.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#182 Feb 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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This isn't credible, the only news releases were in Murdoch Owned publications...... And still, since America's invasion in 2003, we've not found any evidence there was any active program of making chemical weapons in Iraq.
Is the Associated Press owned by Murdoch?

Plus, I wonder why the MSM didn't report on this. I already know the answer, but just curious how you'll spin it.

Just wanted to add. I didn't even know about this story until I started looking up to dispute your other comment about the U.S. being the only country that said he had WMD's.
Level 5

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#183 Feb 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Free Trade does works for importers like Wal Mart and Apple.
NAFTA was signed by President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1992. It was ratified by the legislatures of the three countries in 1993. The U.S. House of Representatives approved it by 234 to 200 on November 17, 1993. The U.S. Senate approved it by 60 to 38 on November 20, three days later. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993 and entered force January 1, 1994.
where free trade is concerned, you don't look at the few success stories in the picture to judge how well the free trade has worked.. you look at the whole picture so to speak.

where nafta is concerned, we have an increasing trade debt scenario. every year, deficits add to the debt. obviously, if you allow this to continue, we will go broke.

some information...
http://spofga.org/tax/2008/april/trade_defici...
http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-tra...

notice how our government plays with the numbers so that you don't see the exact picture without doing the math. obviously, they do not represent americans and america.

regarding who signed the free trade agreements... bottomline, our government consisting of both republicans and democrats are responsible for getting us in this mess with free trade.

bush may have started it. but clinton signed the agreement that actually put the agreement into force. and every other president since then supports said agreements.

they are all equally to blame for the harm that the free trade agreements are doing to us.

if the free trade agreements are not doing us any good, we should discontinue them.

commonsense.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#184 Feb 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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That was in 1988, Three (3) years before the Gulf War. What evidence was there any of the chemical weapons was still at Saddam's disposal? We found none in the 8 years of American occupation of Iraq. And despite the claim of NATO Allies that no chemical weapons existed in Iraq, the Bush Administration lied before the world body at the United Nations.
Bush squandered $1.5 Trillion, and the Treasure in Troops' Lives all down the drain for nothing.
Tell thast to CLinton and the rest of the Democrats in Congress. They said Saddam was dangerous and must be stopped.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#185 Feb 3, 2013
What Did The Democrats Say About Iraq's WMD - Acsa.net

acsa.net/demsay.htm

Here's what the Democrats said about Iraq's WMDs (including the source of each ... Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 | Source ...

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