President Obama's visit to renew deba...

President Obama's visit to renew debate on immigration

There are 401 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 8, 2011, titled President Obama's visit to renew debate on immigration. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The nation of immigrants has a problem older than Ellis Island. Who should be allowed in America and who should not? President Obama will travel to El Paso on Tuesday to renew discussions about a national immigration policy -- a conversation that almost always brings about confrontation.

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retired

El Paso, TX

#1 May 9, 2011
it is very simple! only immigrants who enter legally should be allowed to stay. once they break our laws they should be deported. fix the broken freebee systems. how can they be called law-abiding citizens when they came to the U.S. illegally, what is so hard to understand that at that point they made the choice to break our law!
South of the Border

Obregon, Mexico

#2 May 9, 2011
Obama is coming here to pander to his base, nothing more. As it stands our immigration process is fair - to ALL citizens of the world. Changing it to allow citizenship to any who can sneak in is inherently UNFAIR to those who can't simply walk into the country. It also rewards illegal activity. We've tried amnesty once - it only encouraged more illegal entries.

Latinas need to start by respecting the law that exists.

Obama needs to start by putting the resources in place to enforce compliance.
StopTheRhetoric

El Paso, TX

#3 May 9, 2011
retired wrote:
it is very simple! only immigrants who enter legally should be allowed to stay. once they break our laws they should be deported. fix the broken freebee systems. how can they be called law-abiding citizens when they came to the U.S. illegally, what is so hard to understand that at that point they made the choice to break our law!
What about those who entered illegally, but they had no control over it? For example, children whose parents brought them over here illegally have no responsibility with this reality. Yet, after they have an American education and have shown that they are "American," they do not have access to jobs, universities, or military service without the probability of prosecution and/or deportation. Many of these "immigrants" are already assets to the USA, but we have a complicated and flawed system that needs attention.
question

El Paso, TX

#4 May 9, 2011
Will Obama bring his pretty little wife with him? We have plenty of tamales for her here.
sureenough

Midland, TX

#5 May 9, 2011
Dead issue....just a campaign stop at our expense.
Tejano con huevos

El Paso, TX

#12 May 9, 2011
I really do not have a problem with those people that are hard workers and raise their children with good morals and character. It is the criminals and those people that want to come to America to raise their children to hate America and its' culture that we need to keep out. It is always the uneducated dumb illegals that trash cities and do not care about their children being raised to become criminals that we need to weed out. Have some type of way to become legal but make it where it is very stuff, by that I mean no felonies, no food stamps, no gimies for life. Screen these people as if they were going through a residency interview, and in those interviews ask some very serious questions, like do you want to speak english and how ware you going to support your family, they already do this for people that want to come here legally.
The Wall

El Paso, TX

#13 May 9, 2011
It is simple. No amnesty and deport them all!
virgen de guadalupe

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 9, 2011
it will never happen, the president will be politically ruined if he makes giving illegals amnesty a priority.
whats wrong with going back to "Mexico Lindo?" as the mexicans from mexico call it
virgen de guadalupe

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 9, 2011
american that voted for president obama, didn`t vote for him to give illegals amnesty. americans voted for him to secure the border and keep the economy strong and protect the u.s.a.
CHANGE IN 2012

United States

#16 May 9, 2011
Thank you Arizona for protecting our borders, for protecting AMERICA!!
cfalcon98

El Paso, TX

#17 May 9, 2011
Once Obama sees how dirty the Mexicans have made El Paso he will realize that south of the rio is the only place for mexicans.
Bird

Billings, MT

#18 May 9, 2011
StopTheRhetoric wrote:
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What about those who entered illegally, but they had no control over it? For example, children whose parents brought them over here illegally have no responsibility with this reality. Yet, after they have an American education and have shown that they are "American," they do not have access to jobs, universities, or military service without the probability of prosecution and/or deportation. Many of these "immigrants" are already assets to the USA, but we have a complicated and flawed system that needs attention.
So by your convoluted twisting of the law, if my parents robbed a bank since I'm just their offspring I should be able to keep and spend the money. The only attention our system needs is enforcement. We have legal means for immigration.

Since: Sep 08

Houston, but living in El Paso

#24 May 9, 2011
Let's face it. Obama needs your vote and with Mexico in the backdrop, on this vist, really will make for a momentuous effort in making him look good. His effort will be tugging at the heart of all those caught up in the emotional plight of all those seeking asylum in the US.

Will he really do anything about it? NO, okay if you don't believe me, then just go back to his campaign promise he made back then on this same issue.

God help us all and let's hope we can all come up with a solution that will work for folks on both sides of this issue.

Sincerely,
Gary_G
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#26 May 9, 2011
Talk, talk, talk.
FINISH THE FENCE!!!!

Arizona is not waiting for the federal Government anymore!!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/08/arizona-...

Texas should follow Arizona's lead.
Yellow-Jello

Seminole, FL

#27 May 9, 2011
StopTheRhetoric wrote:
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What about those who entered illegally, but they had no control over it? For example, children whose parents brought them over here illegally have no responsibility with this reality. Yet, after they have an American education and have shown that they are "American," they do not have access to jobs, universities, or military service without the probability of prosecution and/or deportation. Many of these "immigrants" are already assets to the USA, but we have a complicated and flawed system that needs attention.
Then what about those who entered LEGALLY and left for their own country to comply with U.S. law? For example, children whose parents brought them over here LEGALLY had an American education (receiving an American education does not mean you are "American"), managed their visa status, and had to leave because they could not maintain their visa status anymore. I know many people who left the U.S., with an American higher education degree, due to the mentioned situation. Do you think they should have stayed here after their visa expiration? Then they could cry out like other ILLEGALS? Once children are in the college age, they can judge what is right and what is wrong. If they still want to stay in the U.S. ILLEGALLY, then it is not the parent's fault. They chose to be ILLEGAL...chose to blame others (the laws included). Do you think those ILLEGALS can follow other rules?
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#29 May 9, 2011
virgen de guadalupe wrote:
american that voted for president obama, didn`t vote for him to give illegals amnesty. americans voted for him to secure the border and keep the economy strong and protect the u.s.a.
Americans who voted for Obama didn't look into his background before pulling the straight ticket Dumocrat lever. As usual.

Some things just never change.

“UMMMM...Burrito?”

Since: Mar 08

city withTown Mentality ELPASO

#30 May 9, 2011
Yellow-Jello wrote:
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Then what about those who entered LEGALLY and left for their own country to comply with U.S. law? For example, children whose parents brought them over here LEGALLY had an American education (receiving an American education does not mean you are "American"), managed their visa status, and had to leave because they could not maintain their visa status anymore. I know many people who left the U.S., with an American higher education degree, due to the mentioned situation. Do you think they should have stayed here after their visa expiration? Then they could cry out like other ILLEGALS? Once children are in the college age, they can judge what is right and what is wrong. If they still want to stay in the U.S. ILLEGALLY, then it is not the parent's fault. They chose to be ILLEGAL...chose to blame others (the laws included). Do you think those ILLEGALS can follow other rules?
I nominate Yellow-Jello for PRESIDENT!!
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#32 May 9, 2011
StopTheRhetoric wrote:
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What about those who entered illegally, but they had no control over it? For example, children whose parents brought them over here illegally have no responsibility with this reality. Yet, after they have an American education and have shown that they are "American," they do not have access to jobs, universities, or military service without the probability of prosecution and/or deportation. Many of these "immigrants" are already assets to the USA, but we have a complicated and flawed system that needs attention.
Oh you mean like the illegal mother that has her child at former Thomason Hospital, completley paid for by U.S. taxpayer money and the child is a U.S. citizen because they were born on the U.S. side (because of manipulating the 14th Amendment that was intended for slaves)....and then after growing up at a relatives house is able to bring over the rest of the family members?
I think they call that chain migration.....and NO it's not right either.
Concerned About Americans

Orlando, FL

#33 May 9, 2011
StopTheRhetoric wrote:
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What about those who entered illegally, but they had no control over it? For example, children whose parents brought them over here illegally have no responsibility with this reality. Yet, after they have an American education and have shown that they are "American," they do not have access to jobs, universities, or military service without the probability of prosecution and/or deportation. Many of these "immigrants" are already assets to the USA, but we have a complicated and flawed system that needs attention.
Yes, you are right, the children had "no control" about their parents decision to bring them into our country illegally.
There is group of people that will profit from campaigning for those 2 million children to be given a special "amnesty":
redwriteblue.blog.com/2011/04/22/the-congress...
legal American citizen

Austin, TX

#34 May 9, 2011
I don't think anyone from Mexico should be allowed in the U.S. They can go to Canada! If they are stupid enough to have babies on the American side & hospitals are stupid enough to allow them, put the hospital in mexico & send the mom's back with their children.

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