Immigration issue draws lobbyists - and their money

There are 12 comments on the USA Today story from Dec 9, 2012, titled Immigration issue draws lobbyists - and their money. In it, USA Today reports that:

As Congress prepares to tackle the massive issue of immigration, legislators understood that the central issues have not changed much since their last attempt failed in 2007.

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Magadala

Bonney Lake, WA

#1 Dec 9, 2012
In other words, our government is available to be bought and sold...nevermind the will of the people, they never even mention that. It's about deals made with $$$$ and organizing the right lobbyist.

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#2 Dec 9, 2012
Magadala wrote:
In other words, our government is available to be bought and sold...nevermind the will of the people, they never even mention that. It's about deals made with $$$$ and organizing the right lobbyist.
sad isn't it, to find out all in office care nothing about the citizens everything goes to the highest bidder like obama's seat in ill.

there needs to be a way to stop this.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#4 Dec 9, 2012
It is lunatics like you that put Barack Obama into office twice. If not for the insane nativist teabaggers driving a wedge between the Republican party and hispanic voters...

Bush was for comprehensive immigration reform... so was McCain... and Romney supported sanctuary cities as governor of Massachusetts.

Yet the border nazis...
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#6 Dec 9, 2012
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>will Hispanics vote republican if amnesty passes? Take a popular vote on immigration and let's see if the Hispanic vote would matter?
Maybe south Florida hispanics are different from the Mexicans out west but down here they would definately vote Republican. If the nativist yahoos in the tea-party were not constantly hurling venom their way...

A lot of Republican hispanics in Florida. As for the tea-baggers they constantly complain about our immigration system being broken yet they are the ones insisting we keep it as it is. Is that not a mental illness?

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#7 Dec 9, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
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Maybe south Florida hispanics are different from the Mexicans out west but down here they would definately vote Republican. If the nativist yahoos in the tea-party were not constantly hurling venom their way...
A lot of Republican hispanics in Florida. As for the tea-baggers they constantly complain about our immigration system being broken yet they are the ones insisting we keep it as it is. Is that not a mental illness?
The laws are fine the way they are. What is broken is enforcement and elected officials that determine which laws will be enforced, or not, depending on their own agenda.

Obama pandered to the Hispanics with his deferred deportation order. Bush did something similar when he decreed Obama's illegal aunt wouldn't be deported after she had been so ordered by the courts.

The administration is what needs reformed, not the laws.

Detect. Detain. Deport.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#8 Dec 9, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
The laws are fine the way they are. What is broken is enforcement and elected officials that determine which laws will be enforced, or not, depending on their own agenda.
Obama pandered to the Hispanics with his deferred deportation order. Bush did something similar when he decreed Obama's illegal aunt wouldn't be deported after she had been so ordered by the courts.
The administration is what needs reformed, not the laws.
Detect. Detain. Deport.
Plus they need to quit the lie about anchor rats being citizens. The 14th Amendment wasn't written for them. Only someone with an agenda would say otherwise.

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#10 Dec 9, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
It is lunatics like you that put Barack Obama into office twice. If not for the insane nativist teabaggers driving a wedge between the Republican party and hispanic voters...
Bush was for comprehensive immigration reform... so was McCain... and Romney supported sanctuary cities as governor of Massachusetts.
Yet the border nazis...
i think it is illegal aliens who did all the voting on that.still have not met one guy who is hispanic who wants illegal aliens here or give them shamnesty. the only hispanic folks who seem to are those nazis wearing the brown berets and other raced based terrorists like la ratza and crapa like that.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#11 Dec 10, 2012
Open Letter to John Gibson,Sean Hannity Jorge Ramos, John Boehner,Luis V. Gutierrez,Lindsey Graham &
Susan Collins

11/9/2012

The gentleman & Lady I've listed above are advocating amnesty for the 12-20 million (wag) illegal aliens in our country . I strongly disagree with their position for the following reasons.

In 1986 President Reagan signed off on a bill granting amnesty to 1 1/2- 2 Million illegal aliens, today I wonder how many thousands more of their family members are here now because of the current Chain
Immigration policy in place?

In the past 26 years since President Reagan signed that bill, because of politicians from both parties like Congressman John Boehner , Luis V. Gutierrez ,Senator Lindsey Graham & Susan Collins who have none nothing to help control both of our borders, except to stick their finger in the dike to appease the voters at home and not offend special interest groups ,12-20 Million more illegal aliens (wag) have entered our country and now because the finger caper didn't work, their solution to the problem is amnesty.

The message that people like John Gibson, Sean Hannity , Jorge Ramos, John Boehner , Luis V. Gutierrez,Lindsey Graham & Susan Collins are sending to immigrants around the world is that if you can enter our country illegally without getting caught and hide out for another 26 years, then sooner or later another amnesty will be granted.

Case in point, a large number of American Hispanic voters including Chicago Congressman Luis V Gutierrez & Jorge Ramos have again rally their support for amnesty, and are using their vote to blackmail the Democrats into granting it. My question is what are those Hispanic Americans basing their support on?

My answer is it's based on the fact that a large number of the illegal aliens are also Hispanics which would appear to make their support based on race.( Google some of Chicago Congressman Luis V Gutierrez's & Jorge Ramos comments on the subject).

Now if I say I don't support amnesty because it's wrong then those same people yell I'm a "Racist".

We currently have no control of illegal immigration into our country, yet continue to allow in around 900,000 legal immigrations a year, and now John Gibson,Sean Hannity Jorge Ramos, John Boehner, Luis V. Gutierrez, Lindsey Graham & Susan Collins want to add 12-20 Million illegal aliens (wag) to our population (315 Million), which doesn't include the millions more of their family members that will come here legally under the chain migration policy...

My question to John Gibson, Sean Hannity, Jorge Ramos, John Boehner , Luis V. Gutierrez, Lindsey Graham & Susan Collins that support amnesty is how many more immigrants will our country hold, and how many more legal & illegal ones entering our country will make you happy?

Just because you can walk across our borders or swim / wade across a river doesn't give someone a place at the head of the line here. The line for those people starts inside the border of their own country.

To compound the problem, under the 14 Amendment we have around 300,00 new American Citizens a year who are born in our country to illegal Hispanic women, and yes John, Sean, Jorge, John B., Luis, Lindsey & Susan a lot of them walk or swim/ wade across our borders just to have those new American babies..

My closing comment is granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens is not fair to immigrants waiting in their own country to enter here the legal way and violating our immigration laws should not be rewarded with American Citizenship, it's worth more than that!

The inscription at the base of the Statute of Liberty concludes, "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" It says nothing about welcoming people who bypass our entry doors by climbing walls, swimming rivers and sneaking under border fences.

Dave

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#13 Dec 10, 2012
It always boils down to who waves the most money in politicians' faces, doesn't it???? Where are men of valor and integrity? What has happened to the common sense approach that this country once followed?? We are being represented by a bunch of wusses, perverts, narcissists and brain-dead automatons.

Since: Jul 11

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#14 Dec 10, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
It always boils down to who waves the most money in politicians' faces, doesn't it???? Where are men of valor and integrity? What has happened to the common sense approach that this country once followed?? We are being represented by a bunch of wusses, perverts, narcissists and brain-dead automatons.
Thats because those are the type of people running for office, "normal" people usually dont. Read what psychiatrist say is the normal psychological of someone running for office, its down right distributing.
Magadala

Gig Harbor, WA

#15 Dec 10, 2012
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>will Hispanics vote republican if amnesty passes? Take a popular vote on immigration and let's see if the Hispanic vote would matter?
This whole thing is koo koo! Reagan, a repub, gave them amnesty. See any thank you repubs out of that? Yet, they rush to hispanics because they think that they will get lifetime dems. Please break this down for me so that it makes sense...

Since: Jul 11

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#16 Dec 10, 2012
Magadala wrote:
<quoted text>
This whole thing is koo koo! Reagan, a repub, gave them amnesty. See any thank you repubs out of that? Yet, they rush to hispanics because they think that they will get lifetime dems. Please break this down for me so that it makes sense...
you forget , the second part of that reagan amnesty was border enforcement measures. BUt when they vote came up to congress, the dem controlled congress voted DOWN every border enforcement measure.

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