U.S. immigration reform advocates see...

U.S. immigration reform advocates see new hope in 2014

There are 8 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 17, 2014, titled U.S. immigration reform advocates see new hope in 2014. In it, Reuters reports that:

Immigration reform advocates, who saw their hopes dashed in 2013 for major legislation, are encouraged by stirrings in the Republican-led House of Representatives for taking up the issue.

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John Randolph

Ridgway, CO

#2 Jan 17, 2014
Washington's Sordid Bait And Switch Immigration Reform

The bait: bringing 11.2 million people "out of the shadows" in exchange for effective border enforcement.

The switch: 11.2 million people put in 13 years of labor for citizenship peonage while charging US taxpayers 46.3 billion dollars for their never-ending illegal immigration for reform scam.

It's the NAFTA created poverty stupid.

In all of the years I worked as a US Border Patrol/INS/ICE agent, I knew something was very fishy about Washington's approach to illegal immigration. I used to say that we (The US Border Patrol) were like a sieve; we slowed people down but never really had the recourses to effectively stop them.

In my first year (1979) there was a scandal involving Castro and President Carter. Apparently Carter agreed with Castro to transfer a certain number of political refugees from Cuba to the US. Castro instead emptied out his worst prisons. We in the US received some of the most hardened criminals in the world. I remember reading a Reader's Digest article on the wave of murders committed by this group of Cubans.

Then there were obvious cases like the California I-5 traffic checkpoint at San Clemente automatically shutting down every Sunday at 5PM because of public complaints about delay in traffic heading north. Then there was the enormous amount of applicant fraud that Washington overlooked during Reagan's 1986 Amnesty. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/23/washington/... ;

Fast-forward to NAFTA and Bill Clinton promising (again) a fix to illegal immigration. Besides exporting US jobs, NAFTA caused the "importation" of the single largest amount of undocumented into the US on record.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-r-shaffer...

Twenty years later, what has NAFTA done for the US middle class and Mexico's poor?
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/...

Yet look at how Vice President Biden and our US Department of State rave about our economic future with Mexico:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/20...
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35749.htm

You can't forget the US backed drug war in Mexico that has taken over 120,000 lives since 2006:
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14761-fleei...

Now we have 2014 and Immigration Reform. Study the Senate's S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in order to grasp what these profiteers are up to.

See Title II for how they will take 11.2 million people and offer them 13 years of labor peonage for a chance at US citizenship. Section 6 for Funding and how US taxpayers will be initially raped for 46.3 billion dollars in border security boodle. See Section 1102 for their insane doubling the size of the US Border Patrol. See Section 1104 to see how Senator John McCain's Tucson Border Patrol Sector will get an extra 200 million over 4 years in order to ramrod groups of 210 undocumented a day through Federal court and the Corrections Corporation of America privatized immigration prisons. Don't miss Section 1104(B) and the extra 200 million FEMA and the US Border Patrol get for "Operation Stonegarden".
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s7...

Economic policies like NAFTA which creates poverty, illegal immigration (for labor and remittances) and require reform involving billions of US taxpayers dollars have become insidiously institutionalized in Washington. Drug and border deaths I say are simply the bi-national animal elite's costs of doing their bi-national immoral businesses. So are the job losses to US citizens and the separation of the undocumented's families.

http://twopesos-protestfortheundocumented.blo...
Oldglory

Coachella, CA

#3 Jan 17, 2014
What's an "undocumented"?
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jan 17, 2014
Wow that is crazy !!!!!!! That will not end well.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#5 Jan 18, 2014
The ILLEGAL immigrant gets instant amnesty crowd sees another year of political pandering.

Since: Apr 10

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jan 18, 2014
U.S. immigration reform advocates see new hope in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020..........

They have to keep up the front.

No amnesty.

Since: Apr 10

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jan 18, 2014
Oldglory wrote:
What's an "undocumented"?
An illegal alien with no paperwork what so ever.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#8 Jan 18, 2014
How To Tell If Boehner's Immigration Plan Is Amnesty
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/conncarroll/2014...
But, even if Boehner's principles are nebulous, there still should be enough in them to determine if the plan can be called "amnesty" or not. In the interest of fairness I apply the same definition of amnesty to both Democratic and Republican plans on immigration, and here is what I wrote about President Obama's illegal and unilateral mini-amnesty announced June 15, 2012:

And that is the lie at the core of every amnesty. The randomly chosen date that divides non-citizens who will be rewarded for illegally entering the United States from those who didn’t illegally enter the United States soon enough. There simply is no moral or logical reason to reward the first group and punish the second. The moral and emotional case for granting citizenship to those in the country now is just as strong today as it will be for those who enter the country tomorrow.
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Since: Apr 10

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Jan 19, 2014
Republicans will receive more votes by standing up against amnesty then they will by bending over for illegal aliens.

So whole issue is about money. Big business wants the labor and government is cowing down to them. Never mind what Americans want. That's the big sticking point, the voting public. These politicians could be looking for work come Christmas with the rest of the 20 million other Americans.

It's sad when even the government does not believe in America anymore.

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