House Republicans try to chip away at immigration reform

Feb 5, 2013 Full story: Reuters 52

The first major immigration reform effort since 1986 came under attack on Tuesday from congressional Republicans who cast doubt on a proposal backed by President Barack Obama to give 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens.

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America Once Beautiful

Sayville, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Send them all back where they came from with a Democrat under each arm.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Still no talk of ending birthright citizenship as part of the deal. This needs to be a part of the "package'.
Your Ex

United States

#3 Feb 6, 2013
Republicans chase tail, foam at mouth.
Being put down will be a kindness.....
spud

Alexandria, VA

#4 Feb 6, 2013
America Once Beautiful wrote:
Send them all back where they came from with a Democrat under each arm.
Let them take the neocons like McCain, Bush, Graham and Boehner with them too. That way we may be able to save one party.
Jack Hammer

Aledo, IL

#5 Feb 6, 2013
Forget the chisel and get out the Jack Hammer against immigration reform which is just another sham issue. Enforce The Laws!!!

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#6 Feb 6, 2013
Republicans are now the new KKK.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Republicans are now the new KKK.
Yeah,okay,whatever!!

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Republicans are now the new KKK.
That is utter nonsense.
America Once Beautiful

Sayville, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Republicans are now the new KKK.
Democrats are the new NAMBLA.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#10 Feb 6, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>That is utter nonsense.
Would you expect anything else from a Obama voter? Didn't think so,lol.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Feb 6, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
Still no talk of ending birthright citizenship as part of the deal. This needs to be a part of the "package'.
That would take a constitutional amendment; never going to happen.

If it DOES ever happen, then birthright citizenship should end for ALL, including those born to current citizens. Make EVERYONE earn their citizenship.
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#12 Feb 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
That would take a constitutional amendment; never going to happen.
If it DOES ever happen, then birthright citizenship should end for ALL, including those born to current citizens. Make EVERYONE earn their citizenship.
Not necessarily. All that needs to be done is to define "...and SUBJECT to the JURISDICTION thereof" which is already a part of the language in the Constitution.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Feb 6, 2013
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Not necessarily. All that needs to be done is to define "...and SUBJECT to the JURISDICTION thereof" which is already a part of the language in the Constitution.
Keep dreaming......

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#14 Feb 6, 2013
why in the world are they calling this immigration reform? it has nothing to do with immigration reform and will certainly do nothing to stop our illegal immigration problem.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#15 Feb 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
That would take a constitutional amendment; never going to happen.
If it DOES ever happen, then birthright citizenship should end for ALL, including those born to current citizens. Make EVERYONE earn their citizenship.
i would have to disagree.

there was a good reason for that part of the 14th when it was enacted; we had kids of slaves born here that would not have been citizens under our old rules.

that is really not an issue any more. there would be no reason to deny automatic citizenship to people born of US citizens, just change it to 'if you are born in the US, you are a citizen of the country your parents are a ctizen of.'

Most countries do not follow Jus Soli, but rather Jus Sanguinis.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#16 Feb 6, 2013
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Not necessarily. All that needs to be done is to define "...and SUBJECT to the JURISDICTION thereof" which is already a part of the language in the Constitution.
no, it would in fact take a US constitutional amendment to change a US constitutional amendment.
ronnie

Brigham City, UT

#17 Feb 6, 2013
Of course LaRatza was right in their demanding all kinds of amnesty. Thank's Reuter's at least they tell some truth. Marriot Corp.,Goldman Sachs. Corporate Lobby's attending this debate. It makes me sick. Give them all the crap they want at the U.S. tax payers expense, ie, housing, healthcare, EBT so they can clean rooms at Marriott and flip burger's at McDonalds. Why is it we can see the foolish rip off, but we the taxpayers are never included in the conversation???

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#18 Feb 6, 2013
ronnie wrote:
Of course LaRatza was right in their demanding all kinds of amnesty. Thank's Reuter's at least they tell some truth. Marriot Corp.,Goldman Sachs. Corporate Lobby's attending this debate. It makes me sick. Give them all the crap they want at the U.S. tax payers expense, ie, housing, healthcare, EBT so they can clean rooms at Marriott and flip burger's at McDonalds. Why is it we can see the foolish rip off, but we the taxpayers are never included in the conversation???
how does one get housing and foodstamps with no legal documentation?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Feb 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i would have to disagree.
there was a good reason for that part of the 14th when it was enacted; we had kids of slaves born here that would not have been citizens under our old rules.
that is really not an issue any more. there would be no reason to deny automatic citizenship to people born of US citizens, just change it to 'if you are born in the US, you are a citizen of the country your parents are a ctizen of.'
Most countries do not follow Jus Soli, but rather Jus Sanguinis.
I just think ALL Americans should have to earn their citizenship. Maybe they wouldn't take it for granted if they actually had to give something to their country instead of just having the luck to be born here.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#20 Feb 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I just think ALL Americans should have to earn their citizenship. Maybe they wouldn't take it for granted if they actually had to give something to their country instead of just having the luck to be born here.
In a sense i agree. i look at all the people on this forum that have no clue as to their own country and how it works. they don't even expend a minimal amount of effort to do their civic duty.

Are you talking about some national service? a citizen test? Would kids be citizens until they are old enought to do that/those?

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