House faces pressure to act on immigr...

House faces pressure to act on immigration bill

There are 106 comments on the Nevada Appeal story from Jun 28, 2013, titled House faces pressure to act on immigration bill. In it, Nevada Appeal reports that:

Members of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" who crafted the immigration reform bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, flanked by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., leave the floor after final passage in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 27, 2013.

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Brenda besson

United States

#64 Jun 30, 2013
Conscience25_work wrote:
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Angry and.don't know it! Lord help!
no angry and we know it,you know it too
Cat74

United States

#65 Jun 30, 2013
If you haven't called your Congressman call him tomorrow, and discuss the immigration bill. He will probably tell you it is DOA, but the House will pass their version next January, after the Christmas Holiday.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Monroe Township, NJ

#66 Jun 30, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe we'd be better without any parties. They're only concerned with their own money and power and they have far too much sway over the way their members vote. Everyone should be independent and vote according to what they thought was best for the country. Right now our parties and lobbyists are running this country.
I totally agree with that.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#67 Jun 30, 2013
CAN the HOUSE Vote against the President's decision to make ILLEGALS... LEGAL...???
Chicopee

United States

#68 Jun 30, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
CAN the HOUSE Vote against the President's decision to make ILLEGALS... LEGAL...???
The President is not a King...our Founding Fathers made damned sure of that.

The President...any President, does not have the power to simply announce laws. And if any President tried, especially concerning an issue such as this one, there would be absolute mayhem until the SC shot it down, which would happen swiftly with a 9-0 decision.

Do you know anything about the Constitution of the United States???
NYM8387

Lawrence, MA

#69 Jun 30, 2013
Jesus is Lord wrote:
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What job? Ur job? Did u come from heaven wit a job or when ur mother gave birth to u at d hospital u brought a job along in ur mothers womb... Plssss God is d one dat gives and no one can take it away ... God gave u d opportunity why not extend to d less privileged America is no mans land. God is d owner of all.
Rich Mexicans would disagree with you on who owns the land,considering how much they have and how little they give back.this country will be in the exact same situation if we allow those who don't have a problem working for peanuts to become citizens
Chicopee

United States

#70 Jun 30, 2013
potter wrote:
Doing nothing is " de facto amnesty". 11 million undocumented are here anyway working. Why not pass this bill and let these people assimilate in the society and pay taxes and be part of the community to grow and help the economy.
The true number of people residing illegally in the U.S. is far higher than the oft quoted 11 million. Can the U.S., who can only guesstimate how many people we're talking about, afford this? Does our country, as any and every other sovereign nation, not have the right and obligation to regulate the number of people permitted within its borders based on their health, their background, criminal history, skills and ability? Based on current economy, job opportunities and skill sets?

Does a nation which currently has 17 million skilled/educated citizens working beneath their skill levels and an unemployment rate that in realtiy, borders near 14%,(counting everyone rather than those who are currently collecting unemployment benefits, which is 7.6%), have an obligation to do all they can to get those people back to work first, before allowing foreigners to take the jobs?

Does this bill require those "11 million" to come forward, or else? Does it do the first thing to stop the tide of people sneaking in? Does it do anything to those who choose to remain illegal? No, it doesn't. Does it do anything to those who are hiring and paying these people illegally? No, it doesn't.

Does it hinder the efforts of those who are trying to enter legally? Absolutely.

Will these residents be cutting to the front of the line? Absolutely. To say otherwise is insulting to anyone with half a brain.

Passing this bill will only result in more people sneaking in, hoping for future forgiveness in the form of yet more amnesty.
NYM8387

Lawrence, MA

#71 Jun 30, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
CAN the HOUSE Vote against the President's decision to make ILLEGALS... LEGAL...???
some people say there's no such thing as a stupid question,I strongly disagree now

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#72 Jun 30, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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The President is not a King...our Founding Fathers made damned sure of that.
The President...any President, does not have the power to simply announce laws. And if any President tried, especially concerning an issue such as this one, there would be absolute mayhem until the SC shot it down, which would happen swiftly with a 9-0 decision.
Do you know anything about the Constitution of the United States???
Okay. Then how did he get away with that WHATCHAMACALLIT...While Congress was On Break??
NYM8387

Lawrence, MA

#73 Jun 30, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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The true number of people residing illegally in the U.S. is far higher than the oft quoted 11 million. Can the U.S., who can only guesstimate how many people we're talking about, afford this? Does our country, as any and every other sovereign nation, not have the right and obligation to regulate the number of people permitted within its borders based on their health, their background, criminal history, skills and ability? Based on current economy, job opportunities and skill sets?
Does a nation which currently has 17 million skilled/educated citizens working beneath their skill levels and an unemployment rate that in realtiy, borders near 14%,(counting everyone rather than those who are currently collecting unemployment benefits, which is 7.6%), have an obligation to do all they can to get those people back to work first, before allowing foreigners to take the jobs?
Does this bill require those "11 million" to come forward, or else? Does it do the first thing to stop the tide of people sneaking in? Does it do anything to those who choose to remain illegal? No, it doesn't. Does it do anything to those who are hiring and paying these people illegally? No, it doesn't.
Does it hinder the efforts of those who are trying to enter legally? Absolutely.
Will these residents be cutting to the front of the line? Absolutely. To say otherwise is insulting to anyone with half a brain.
Passing this bill will only result in more people sneaking in, hoping for future forgiveness in the form of yet more amnesty.
Passing amnesty of this magnitude will make having border security a complete waste of Money.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Monroe Township, NJ

#74 Jul 1, 2013
They need to act for the good of America and Americans. Even though this might seem not a good idea for the people who hate immigration as a whole this is something that would benefit the US economy and the US citizens.

The Senate passed this with a very strong vote ( 100% Democrats and Independents and 31% Republicans ) so the House cannot ignore this for too long. They are just playing "hard to get" a this moment and it's somewhat understandable.

Since: Jun 13

Antioch, TN

#75 Jul 1, 2013
Ambro2000 wrote:
They need to act for the good of America and Americans. Even though this might seem not a good idea for the people who hate immigration as a whole this is something that would benefit the US economy and the US citizens.

The Senate passed this with a very strong vote ( 100% Democrats and Independents and 31% Republicans ) so the House cannot ignore this for too long. They are just playing "hard to get" a this moment and it's somewhat understandable.
Immigration reform will eventually pass. The republicans want to drive down wages and have more cheap labor and the democrats want more voters and people relying on the government for handouts. Both political parties win, America loses.
spud

United States

#76 Jul 1, 2013
The House, specifically Republicans, are under no pressure to grant amnesty beside what our corrupt corporate media puts on them. This pressure garbage is the tactic these cons use to rush a bill through before the people learn what's in it.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Monroe Township, NJ

#77 Jul 1, 2013
BiggBBoss wrote:
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Immigration reform will eventually pass. The republicans want to drive down wages and have more cheap labor and the democrats want more voters and people relying on the government for handouts. Both political parties win, America loses.
America is not losing at all. In fact it's the opposite. More taxes will be paid, more jobs created as immigrants are know to be more entrepreneur etc.

Since: Jun 13

Antioch, TN

#78 Jul 1, 2013
spud wrote:
The House, specifically Republicans, are under no pressure to grant amnesty beside what our corrupt corporate media puts on them. This pressure garbage is the tactic these cons use to rush a bill through before the people learn what's in it.
The republicans have the pressure of big businesses and the MSM. So do the democrats I guess, but it is a easy sell for them anyways. The republicans want to drive down wages and have more cheap labor and the democrats want more voters and people relying on the government for handouts. Both political parties win, America loses.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Monroe Township, NJ

#79 Jul 1, 2013
spud wrote:
The House, specifically Republicans, are under no pressure to grant amnesty beside what our corrupt corporate media puts on them. This pressure garbage is the tactic these cons use to rush a bill through before the people learn what's in it.
The politicians are people who represent not just their constituents but the corporations as well and there is a huge pressure from those corporations because they got the money and they hold many jobs.
spud

United States

#80 Jul 1, 2013
BiggBBoss wrote:
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The republicans have the pressure of big businesses and the MSM. So do the democrats I guess, but it is a easy sell for them anyways. The republicans want to drive down wages and have more cheap labor and the democrats want more voters and people relying on the government for handouts. Both political parties win, America loses.
I hear that. But the more informed the voters become the less likely we are to be conned by our politicians, even though they have the full backing of the media. I'd love to see the day when the voters force the politicians to represent them instead of big money, party, monopolies and connections.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Monroe Township, NJ

#81 Jul 1, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>I hear that. But the more informed the voters become the less likely we are to be conned by our politicians, even though they have the full backing of the media. I'd love to see the day when the voters force the politicians to represent them instead of big money, party, monopolies and connections.
That's not possible because without money people won't be happy. I know this is sad but that's the world we have created.
Brenda besson

United States

#82 Jul 1, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
CAN the HOUSE Vote against the President's decision to make ILLEGALS... LEGAL...???
heres something you heard before,yes we can!they dont have to pass this.its unamerican he knows that.they would have to wait until the house was dem.(not)they can ask the people to vote,and again doa
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#83 Jul 1, 2013
Dog1082 wrote:
<quoted text> i dont think you have idea what you talking about and how to work hard for suport you family i want to see you only one day on the fields get in pay the minimun we dont ask for much we only want see our family togheter we dont choice this kind of live ..
I pitched my first hay bales when I was 13 and stripped tobacco the next year. Those used to be jobs for American teenagers to help them get a start. Usually, when they got their first real job, it seemed easy after the farm work. Now they can't get that start because those jobs are being done by people who have no right to be here.

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