Obama says immigration reform will keep America as a land of opportunity

President Obama today said immigration reform is about nurturing talent for businesses and punishing those who have entered the United States illegally. Full Story
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Gary bailey

Willis, TX

#1 May 10, 2011
If these illegal aliens were going to vote republican,the community orgainzor would have the army at the border with .50 caliber machine guns spaced every 50 feet with orders to shoot to kill, he only wants them to have them vote democrat and a front row seat at the community feeding trough.
Proud American

Alamogordo, NM

#2 May 10, 2011
The Republicans keep 'moving the goal post' and refuse to address the issue.

Excerpt from President Obama's speech transcript:

"...Well, over the past two years we have answered those concerns. Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible. They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued.

They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.

And we’ve gone further. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border. I’ve deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California. We’ve forged a partnership with Mexico to fight the transnational criminal organizations that have affected both of our countries. And for the first time we are screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments – to seize guns and money going south even as we go after drugs coming north.

So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform.

Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.

They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.

SNIP

http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/text-ob... ...
observer of Albuquerque

United States

#3 May 10, 2011
Gary bailey wrote:
If these illegal aliens were going to vote republican,the community orgainzor would have the army at the border with .50 caliber machine guns spaced every 50 feet with orders to shoot to kill, he only wants them to have them vote democrat and a front row seat at the community feeding trough.
Republicans are upset as Business owners who no longer get less than minimum wage workers. Republicans are unwilling to pay American Citizens a living wage, forcing a decline in wages which results in less spending. The Republicans find it hard to sell overpriced Homes to unemployed Americans. The economy suffers while some get filthy rich!

Since: Oct 08

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#4 May 10, 2011
Obama Bin Lyin has no intention other than getting the illegal dumpocrapic vote from south of the border
Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 May 10, 2011
At first, I was guardedly pessimistic.
Then, I was scared.
Then, I was frustrated.
Now, I'm horrified at what this jerk who's butt is parked in the Oval Office is doing to my country.

At first, I didn't like or dislike him.
Then, he just annoyed the cr@p out of me.
Now, he scares the poop out of me.

He has made is so very obvious, except to those who choose to be blind, that he does NOT care for America or Americans. He fully intends to force the United States into the European mold and watching European countryies disinigrate won't stop him or the rest of the liberals.
Marcia Stirman

High Rolls Mountain Park, NM

#6 May 10, 2011
countryies ?

that education in Juarez sure paid off
Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#7 May 10, 2011
Marcia Stirman wrote:
countryies ?
that education in Juarez sure paid off
When I get frustrated my typing suffers. Perfect much?
Inandoutofexiste nce

Mexicali, Mexico

#8 May 10, 2011
Peralta de Peralta wrote:
<quoted text>
When I get frustrated my typing suffers. Perfect much?
Or maybe there is so much reactionary froth coming out of your right-wing mouth that it covers your eyes so that you can't see straight to type correctly.

Xenophobic much? Come live in a civilized world community, where we ALL are brothers and sisters.
ruby

AOL

#9 May 10, 2011
Sounds to me like our governemnt says its perfectly ok to do something illegal and not suffer the consequences..
ruby

AOL

#10 May 10, 2011
OH for MS Marcia.. I forgot the "e" TYPO......

Since: Jan 11

Palo Alto, CA

#11 May 10, 2011
Inandoutofexistence wrote:
<quoted text>
Or maybe there is so much reactionary froth coming out of your right-wing mouth that it covers your eyes so that you can't see straight to type correctly.
Xenophobic much? Come live in a civilized world community, where we ALL are brothers and sisters.
Coming from someone who left a space in their ID!
Marcia Stirman

High Rolls Mountain Park, NM

#12 May 10, 2011
ruby wrote:
OH for MS Marcia.. I forgot the "e" TYPO......
honey you just transposed it. no problemo.
Inandoutofexiste nce

Mexicali, Mexico

#13 May 10, 2011
Teeseeree wrote:
<quoted text>
Coming from someone who left a space in their ID!
Better than leaving a space in my ideas.
SamD

Montgomery, AL

#14 May 11, 2011
There is no "fence" when there are more miles of "holes" than there are of "fence".
Doubling teh number of BP doesn't help either when the majority are doing admin crap and manning "checkpoints" 50 miles from the border, harassing lawful travelers with their more glamorous drug war.

Don't believe a word of it folks. More coming through every day.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#15 May 11, 2011
Marcia Stirman wrote:
countryies ?
that education in Juarez sure paid off
Hey aswipe stop using other more educated people's names. Still up to your idiotic child's play are you dummy? You really need grow up izod from Tulsa! Just another Talking head for radical left wing clowns.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#16 May 11, 2011
Marcia Stirman wrote:
<quoted text>
honey you just transposed it. no problemo.
Hey aswipe stop using other more educated people's names. Still up to your idiotic child's play are you dummy? You really need grow up izod from Tulsa! Just another Talking head for radical left wing clowns. Instead of showing us how stupid you are, why don't you use that pea brain of yours or what's left of it to post something intelligible?
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#17 May 11, 2011
Proud American wrote:
The Republicans keep 'moving the goal post' and refuse to address the issue.
Excerpt from President Obama's speech transcript:
"...Well, over the past two years we have answered those concerns. Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible. They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued.
They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.
And we’ve gone further. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border. I’ve deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California. We’ve forged a partnership with Mexico to fight the transnational criminal organizations that have affected both of our countries. And for the first time we are screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments – to seize guns and money going south even as we go after drugs coming north.
So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform.
Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.
They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.
SNIP
http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/text-ob... ...
As usual Proudless American, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#18 May 11, 2011
That’s not surprising, as Eliseo Medina served on Obama’s Latino Advisory Council in 2008. What is concerning however, is that Medina is a long time leader of the U.S.’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America. More than that, Medina appears to be Democratic Socialists of America’s main proponent of their long held "open borders" policy. They all understand that 8 million new Democrats in the Southern States could deny Republicans, conservatives and Independents a chance to govern the U.S. for decades and possibly forever. America has a President who consults a leading Marxist on immigration policy, a Latino who wants to cynically exploit millions of his brothers and sisters, in order to consolidate power for the Democratic Party or Democratic Socialists of America alliance.

Is U.S. immigration policy being determined by American voters, or by a tiny clique of diehard Marxists working in collaboration with their long time comrade Barack Obama?
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#19 May 11, 2011
This is exactly what we're up against. Millions and millions of new voters most for the Democratic Party. That's why Obama presses this issue hard.
That's how clueless Hairy Reid got re-elected. The reality of the so-called Comprehensive Immigration reform is summed up in one word; AMNESTY. The reality which this liar fails to mention is that Progressives are only seeking to ensure the flow of more illegal immigrants into poor paying American jobs and the almighty Democratic vote. The true cost of these employees is shoved onto the American Taxpayer. We are dealing with massive deficits and debt and these clowns want to further their agenda to keep it that way. At a time when Americans are struggling to make ends meet, immigration reform should be the last thing on our minds but to these clowns.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
Politipuke

East Saint Louis, IL

#20 May 11, 2011
Gary bailey wrote:
If these illegal aliens were going to vote republican,the community orgainzor would have the army at the border with .50 caliber machine guns spaced every 50 feet with orders to shoot to kill, he only wants them to have them vote democrat and a front row seat at the community feeding trough.
Unless someone is taking something away from someone you Republicans just aren't happy. Probably happened when you were little. Just can't help it.

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