Stop playing games with immigration r...

Stop playing games with immigration reform bill

There are 33 comments on the The News Journal story from Jul 11, 2013, titled Stop playing games with immigration reform bill. In it, The News Journal reports that:

Now that the immigration debate has moved to the House of Representatives, the dominant media narrative is that Republicans are itching to kill the reform bill.

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“Don't Even Bother”

Since: Jun 13

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#1 Jul 11, 2013
Hehehehe....Stop playing games? Kill-It !!!!


Playing games, that's what they do best...Politicians,Trolls,what have you. Times have changed... for many reasons. It's unavoidable,it's there. I suggest people life there lives as righteous as possible and let live.

( PS ... has anyone been to the fabric store? It's almost like a child at a candy store.... so many different colorful,dyed fabrics along with their lovely designs. Have a lovely day.
spud

Bangor, PA

#2 Jul 11, 2013
I agree. Stop playing games. Just drop the whole stupid idea of amnesty.
Brenda besson

United States

#3 Jul 11, 2013
Killing me softly lol
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#4 Jul 11, 2013
It's just a matter of time before the undocumented become citizens.
Brenda besson

United States

#5 Jul 11, 2013
Juan wrote:
It's just a matter of time before the undocumented become citizens.
lol when do you think,how many more years,i dont see it happening any time soon.its not happening today and now.who knows when it will come up again,last time was2007.
Pass the Bill

Everett, MA

#6 Jul 11, 2013
Brenda besson wrote:
<quoted text> lol when do you think,how many more years,i dont see it happening any time soon.its not happening today and now.who knows when it will come up again,last time was2007.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has long said that the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants should never get a "special" pathway to citizenship. Now, for the first time, he is saying they could get some path.

Goodlatte, who holds considerable influence over the immigration debate as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an interview taped Thursday for C-SPAN's Newsmakers that he could see a plan in which adult undocumented immigrants are given a temporary legal status and could later apply for green cards and U.S. citizenship.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...

Thanks
DWG
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#7 Jul 12, 2013
It's the only right thing to do.
The USA is made up of immigrants.
Siji

Dallas, TX

#8 Jul 12, 2013
I don't agree with Juan, they all should be deported back to their countries and never come back. Stay OUT! I wish I was with the border Patrol, that way I would help America to stop immigrant from putting a foot in these great country of ours.
Immigrants truly American

Manassas, VA

#9 Jul 12, 2013
don't worry, immigrants win eventually!
Immigrants truly American

Manassas, VA

#10 Jul 12, 2013
Siji wrote:
I don't agree with Juan, they all should be deported back to their countries and never come back. Stay OUT! I wish I was with the border Patrol, that way I would help America to stop immigrant from putting a foot in these great country of ours.
US is a freeland.we have no rights to say that it's ours because we took it from the natives.perhaps we should stay out.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 12, 2013
Just a few hours earlier, today, Stephen Colbert, comedian from Comedy Central, faced his toughest audience as he gave testimony before Congress about immigrant farm workers.

Colbert: Good morning, My name is Stephen Colbert and I'm an American citizen. It is an honor and a privilege to be here today... I'm happy to use my so-called celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue with you. I certainly hope that my star power will bump this hearing all the way up to C-Span I.

As you heard this morning, America's farms are presently far too dependent upon immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. Now the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. And if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many Americans have already started.

Unfortunately, my gastro-urologist, Dr. Eichler, has informed me in no uncertain terms, that they are a necessary source of roughage. I'd like to submit a video of my colonosopy into the congressional record.

Now we all know there is a long tradition of great nations importing foreign workers to do their farm work; after all, it was the ancient Israelites who built the first food pyramids. But this is America, I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.

Because my great grandfather did not travel across four thousand miles of the Atlantic Ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. He did it because he killed a man back in Ireland. That's the rumor, I don't know if that's true, I'd like to have that stricken from the record.

So we do not want immigrants doing this labor and I agree with Congressman King, we must secure our borders. Of course I'm sure, Arturo Rodriguez. is saying, "Who then would pick our crops, Stephen?".

First of all, Alturo, don't interrupt me when I'm talking - that's rude. Second, I reject this idea that farm work is among the most difficult jobs that Americans won't do. Really? No Americans? I did.(pointing to himself)
http://www.examiner.com/article/stephen-colbe...

Stephen Colbert Testifies Before Congress, Despite Being Asked to Leave

Stephen Colbert made his spontaneous, in-character appearance testifying in a House committee this morning, where he said some very nice things about migrant workers. This came after mean old Rep. John Conyers asked him to leave at the hearing's start.

Apparently Colbert fans began lining up outside of Congress around 6:30 this morning for a chance to sit in on the jam-packed Judiciary subcommittee hearing. But John Conyers, who's head of the Judiciary Committee (but not this particular subcommittee), is about 459 years old, and didn't care for all of these youthful satirical murmurs in the chamber room.
http://gawker.com/5647044/stephen-colbert-tes...

"John Conyers-"459 years old"

What a dooshbag brouhahahahaha

dooshbag
a dirty, fetid, lowly, or stupid person; an ignorant derelict.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 12, 2013
during Colbert's speech to mostly unsmiling faces, congress members appeared to barely refrain from rolling their eyes, some did thump their pencils and at least one took a text message.

As part of my ongoing series, "Stephen
Cobert's Fall-back Position" where I try other jobs and realize that mine is way better. I participated in the UFW's "Take our Jobs" Campaign - one of only sixteen Americans to take up the challenge. Though that number may increase in the near future, as I understand many Democrats may be looking for work come November.

Now I, I'll admit, I started my workday with preconceived notions about migrant labor. But after working with these men and women, picking beans, packing corn for hours on end, side-by-side, in the unforgiving sun, I have to say - and I do mean this sincerely - please don't make me do this again.

(With a sob in his voice) It is really, really hard. For one thing, when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. It turns out - and I did not know this - most soil is at ground level. If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist-high? Come on, where is the funding?

This brief experience gave me some small understanding why so few Americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as a seasonal migrant field worker. So what's the answer? Now I'm a free market guy, normally, I would leave this to the invisible hand of the market but the invisible hand of the market has already moved over eighty four thousand acres of production for twenty two thousand farm jobs to Mexico and shut down over a million acres of U.S. farmland due to a lack of available labor - because, apparently, even the invisible hand doesn't want to pick beans.

Now I'm not a fan of the government doing anything, nut I've gotta ask, why isn't the government doing anything? Maybe this ad-jobs bill would help, I don't know, like most members of congress - I haven't read it. But maybe we could offer more visas to the immigrants, who let's face it, will probably be doing these jobs anyway and this improved legal status might allow immigrants recourse if they are abused. And it just stands to reason to me that if your co worker can't be exploited, that you are less likely to be exploited yourself and that, in itself, might improve pay and working conditions on these farms - and Americans may consider taking these jobs again.

Or maybe that's crazy. Maybe the easier answer is just to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves. The genetic engineers over at Fruit and Loom have made great strides in human fruit hybrids. The point is, we have to do something because I am not going back out there. At this point I break into a cold sweat inside of a salad bar.

I thank you for your time. Again, it is an honor, a privilege and a responsibility to be here. I trust that following my testimony - both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the American people - as you always do.(Laughter erupts for the first time)
http://www.examiner.com/article/stephen-colbe...

"For one thing, when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. It turns out - and I did not know this - most soil is at ground level. If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist-high?"

BROUHAHAHAHA
NYM8387

United States

#13 Jul 12, 2013
Illegal aliens will say anything to make themselves feel better about their status.Doesn't matter though since the bill will die and they will be removed
Pass the Bill

Everett, MA

#14 Jul 13, 2013
Siji wrote:
I don't agree with Juan, they all should be deported back to their countries and never come back. Stay OUT! I wish I was with the border Patrol, that way I would help America to stop immigrant from putting a foot in these great country of ours.
How old are you?

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Dwg
Pass the Bill

Everett, MA

#15 Jul 13, 2013
NYM8387 wrote:
Illegal aliens will say anything to make themselves feel better about their status.Doesn't matter though since the bill will die and they will be removed
How old are you?

Thanks
Dwg
Pass the Bill

Everett, MA

#16 Jul 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has long said that the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants should never get a "special" pathway to citizenship. Now, for the first time, he is saying they could get some path.

Goodlatte, who holds considerable influence over the immigration debate as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an interview taped Thursday for C-SPAN's Newsmakers that he could see a plan in which adult undocumented immigrants are given a temporary legal status and could later apply for green cards and U.S. citizenship.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...

Thanks
dwg
NYM8387

United States

#17 Jul 13, 2013
Pass the Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
How old are you?
Thanks
Dwg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OHDH647KRNwXX
Did I strike a nerve with my last post? Thanks,nym
NYM8387

United States

#18 Jul 13, 2013
Pass the Bill wrote:
WASHINGTON - Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has long said that the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants should never get a "special" pathway to citizenship. Now, for the first time, he is saying they could get some path.
Goodlatte, who holds considerable influence over the immigration debate as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an interview taped Thursday for C-SPAN's Newsmakers that he could see a plan in which adult undocumented immigrants are given a temporary legal status and could later apply for green cards and U.S. citizenship.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...
Thanks
dwg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vKCmCBM0i0EXX
If I saw the word could that many times I would dismiss it,but you need to fill your head with false hope
Pass the Bill CIR

Everett, MA

#19 Jul 13, 2013
NYM8387 wrote:
<quoted text> If I saw the word could that many times I would dismiss it,but you need to fill your head with false hope
soon the ceiling will fall in your head, it means immigration reform is hard to digest but it is just what you have for lanch :-0

thanks
Dwg
spud

Bangor, PA

#20 Jul 14, 2013
This bill is a knife in the back of our middle and low class workers, not to mention it will be a nightmare to all taxpayers and retirees.

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