Push for family unity in immigration bill

Apr 3, 2013 Full story: Seattle Times 253

Religious and labor leaders are criticizing plans by senators writing an immigration bill to boost employment-based immigration and limit visas granted to people because of family ties.

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Nanuq

United States

#167 Apr 9, 2013
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text> Romney didnt lose because of amnesty, republicans still control Congress (thank God) and they will destroy any amnesty bill.Obama is already focusing on other issues besides amnesty and after the first year of his second term is over,he will focus on nothing but foreign policy and forget about his gullible latino voters yet again,lmao
even though immigration detention facility is pumping big money into Republican Party they are smart enough to realize that they have to fix immigration soon. Romney lost because he lied in primary election and we all know who's voting there(toothless hillbilly , rednecks, kkk , racists, snakes handlers), pretty much anybody who's fost it's bigger than brain. Romney was never a conservator politician ! He lost because of Latino vote. Any republican candidate who think otherwise will have the same outcome in presidential election . As far as your opinion I don't care because you are just another p o s filthy racist
nym8387

United States

#168 Apr 9, 2013
Nanuq wrote:
<quoted text> even though immigration detention facility is pumping big money into Republican Party they are smart enough to realize that they have to fix immigration soon. Romney lost because he lied in primary election and we all know who's voting there(toothless hillbilly , rednecks, kkk , racists, snakes handlers), pretty much anybody who's fost it's bigger than brain. Romney was never a conservator politician ! He lost because of Latino vote. Any republican candidate who think otherwise will have the same outcome in presidential election . As far as your opinion I don't care because you are just another p o s filthy racist
The facts that I stated are better than the nonsense you just pulled out of your culo. There's way more non latino voters in this country and based on what I have seen from democrats on the illegal alien issue,you can bet americans wont be as divide in the next election as they were in the last one and im sure many hispanic Americans will vote Republican as well.
Nanuq

United States

#169 Apr 9, 2013
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>The facts that I stated are better than the nonsense you just pulled out of your culo. There's way more non latino voters in this country and based on what I have seen from democrats on the illegal alien issue,you can bet americans wont be as divide in the next election as they were in the last one and im sure many hispanic Americans will vote Republican as well.
keep dreaming bubba ! Read my lips... Blacks ,gays, Asian , Latino will go democrat in the next 5 election because of the vicious hate coming from republican aisle. Republicans talk nice about family values and antiabortion but they are destroying families by separating them , they talk about rule of law yet their master rush Limbaugh it's disregarding the law by buying pain killers. When you have so much hate towards human beings you need lots of pills ...bwahahaha !!!!

Since: Apr 13

Little Rock, AR

#170 Apr 9, 2013
No they will vote demarcate until something happens you know last year was the first year whites were out numbered in births by the non whites did you watch that study that was done here in ar it also states that they give 19 million leftover money in taxes and that's with the kids eduction
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#171 Apr 9, 2013
Family unity must remain the cornerstone of our immigration system

Immigrant advocates are concerned, however, that it will include provisions shifting away from a family-based system to an employment-based system. Democrats, faith groups, and labor unions favor the former, while Republicans back the latter. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told The Washington Post that his goal is “to replace a chained migration immigration system with an economic-based immigration system.”

Graham has it wrong. Family unity must remain the cornerstone of our immigration policy. An employment-based system flies in the face of American values of equality and fairness. Keeping families together is good for immigrants, good for society, and good for the economy.

According to the Migration Policy Institute, about two-thirds of legal immigrants are admitted for family reasons, and 14 percent for employment (the rest come on humanitarian grounds). Now Republicans want to give more preference to skilled workers. Early reports suggest that the Senate plan would eliminate preferences allowed for green-card holders to sponsor siblings and married adult children.

Our immigration system is based on family reunification because it upholds our democratic ideals. If we began to favor immigration based on merit, skills, and employment prospects, we would be discriminating against women around the world who do not have access to higher education and certain professions. We would be sending the message that our country welcomes the elite, rather than all people.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) does not believe that immigrants should have the right to petition for family members to join them.“Just because it’s painful—you made a choice to come to America—[that] doesn’t necessarily mean [you] get to bring your aging parents or your brother and sister. It just does not mean that,” he said in a House Judiciary Committee meeting last month. He overlooks the reality that extended families are the backbone of immigrant communities. Immigrants survive and thrive because they have a support system of relatives to help them create new lives.

Family immigrants grow our economy by finding jobs, paying taxes, buying goods and services, and starting businesses. Consider Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo, and Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google. They seem to be exactly the type of immigrant that Republicans would favor admitting based on their high-tech skills. Yet both Yang (from Taiwan), and Brin (from the Soviet Union) came to the U.S. as children on family visas. If we organize our system away from family preferences, we might miss out on the next Internet entrepreneur.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate “Gang of 8 says,“In the 21st century, more of our immigration needs to be based on merit and skill.” This is ironic, because in Cuba his father was a security guard and his mother was a cashier. Rubio’s uncle, aunt, and grandparents were all able to enter the country based on family ties. Rubio is living proof that our family-based immigration system can result in spectacular success. His American dream would have been impossible under a system that evaluated employment prospects or qualifications.

Yes, our immigration system is dysfunctional, in part due to the backlog of family-based immigration petitions. The solution is not to eliminate visa categories. The solution is to clear the backlog, or add more visas. Immigration is not a zero-sum game; we can have more visas for skilled workers without reducing those for family members.

Immigration reform should not pit economic interests against family interests. The Senate must protect our family-based visa categories. All immigrants add value to society, not just those with PhDs.
http://nbclatino.com/2013/04/08/opinion-famil...
nym8387

United States

#172 Apr 9, 2013
Nanuq wrote:
<quoted text> keep dreaming bubba ! Read my lips... Blacks ,gays, Asian , Latino will go democrat in the next 5 election because of the vicious hate coming from republican aisle. Republicans talk nice about family values and antiabortion but they are destroying families by separating them , they talk about rule of law yet their master rush Limbaugh it's disregarding the law by buying pain killers. When you have so much hate towards human beings you need lots of pills ...bwahahaha !!!!
we'll see in the following months when amnesty talks fall apart yet again.Democrats talk about protecting children and making sure people hire legal employees,but Democratic senator bob Menendez can go to the Dominican republic and bang hookers as young as 10 and hire illegal alien interns.I guess when democrats are pressured to make good on promises they cant they start losing control,lmao.
nym8387

United States

#173 Apr 9, 2013
Married1 wrote:
No they will vote demarcate until something happens you know last year was the first year whites were out numbered in births by the non whites did you watch that study that was done here in ar it also states that they give 19 million leftover money in taxes and that's with the kids eduction
That was must last year and not passing amnesty will diminish those numbers quickly.

Since: Apr 13

New York, NY

#174 Apr 9, 2013
No the reform will pass and the kids are here to stay :) are you scared that the the USA is changing color
nym8387

United States

#175 Apr 9, 2013
Married1 wrote:
No the reform will pass and the kids are here to stay :) are you scared that the the USA is changing color
The reform will die and birthright citizenship will no longer apply to the kids of illegals. I love my country because it has many different people,you talk about the color of this country changing as if you want this country to be like basura mexihole.thank God it won't happen.

Since: Apr 13

United States

#176 Apr 9, 2013
Brith right will not go away and the reform will happen white are marrying people of different. Skin tones so yes the white white will become few
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#177 Apr 9, 2013
Married1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No it is called cost efficienty look it up I'm pro family and if some one is homeless give them food and robing a bank is a little far fetched they should be punished
There are consequences for violating laws in this country.

Whether someone robs a bank or enters the country illegally.

Both are in violation of the law. And both deserve to be PUNISHED for VIOLATING the law.

(and when someone breaks the law judges don't care about the loss to the family. If that were the case NO ONE who has family would BE in jail.)
Nanuq

United States

#178 Apr 9, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
There are consequences for violating laws in this country.
Whether someone robs a bank or enters the country illegally.
Both are in violation of the law. And both deserve to be PUNISHED for VIOLATING the law.
(and when someone breaks the law judges don't care about the loss to the family. If that were the case NO ONE who has family would BE in jail.)
robbing a bank it's felony , crossing the border it's civil offense . Your problem is that your ex left you for a hot chica Latina ! Do you swallow?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#179 Apr 9, 2013
Nanuq wrote:
<quoted text>robbing a bank it's felony , crossing the border it's civil offense . Your problem is that your ex left you for a hot chica Latina ! Do you swallow?
Just another reason why the American civilization is going down the toilet.

Publically discussing hot chica Latinas and swallowing, is very low-class, trash talk.

Since: Apr 13

United States

#180 Apr 9, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
There are consequences for violating laws in this country.
Whether someone robs a bank or enters the country illegally.
Both are in violation of the law. And both deserve to be PUNISHED for VIOLATING the law.
(and when someone breaks the law judges don't care about the loss to the family. If that were the case NO ONE who has family would BE in jail.)
Yes and that's why that is going to a fine for punishment just like when you don't wear your seatbelt it's a civil offense to cross the border to rob a bank it's a felony a lot of difference don't you think so you think people who don't wear seatbelt should go to jail I hope one day people will say am a USA citizens and there will be no more white no more black or any other just mixed USA citizens
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#181 Apr 9, 2013
Married1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes and that's why that is going to a fine for punishment just like when you don't wear your seatbelt it's a civil offense to cross the border to rob a bank it's a felony a lot of difference don't you think so you think people who don't wear seatbelt should go to jail I hope one day people will say am a USA citizens and there will be no more white no more black or any other just mixed USA citizens
Yes, being in the country illegally is a civil offense, as is not wearing a seatbelt.

There is a way to RESOLVE each of those offenses.

1) For not wearing a seatbelt, the solution is to put it on.

2) For not being in the country legally, the solution is to leave.

Even a illegally parked car is towed away when it is not removed by the owner.

Deportation is the 'tow away' solution to the violation of being here illegally.

Since: Apr 13

United States

#182 Apr 9, 2013
As well as reform is a fix as well so much of the small business will stay open
Nanuq

United States

#183 Apr 9, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Just another reason why the American civilization is going down the toilet.
Publically discussing hot chica Latinas and swallowing, is very low-class, trash talk.
in your hate towards Latinos you are getting blind mixing felony to civil offense ! So when you come back in the arena of ideas make sure that you are educated about our laws! Capisce?! By the way swallowing its legal ,racism on other hand it's not!
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#184 Apr 9, 2013
Nanuq wrote:
<quoted text>in your hate towards Latinos you are getting blind mixing felony to civil offense ! So when you come back in the arena of ideas make sure that you are educated about our laws! Capisce?! By the way swallowing its legal ,racism on other hand it's not!
Latinos??? Get over yourself.

Not all immigrants to this country are Latino!

Only RACISTS think about immigrants as only being Latino!
nym8387

United States

#185 Apr 9, 2013
Married1 wrote:
Brith right will not go away and the reform will happen white are marrying people of different. Skin tones so yes the white white will become few
dont get to upset,im just stating the facts
nym8387

United States

#186 Apr 9, 2013
Nanuq wrote:
<quoted text>robbing a bank it's felony , crossing the border it's civil offense . Your problem is that your ex left you for a hot chica Latina ! Do you swallow?
It's only a civil offense the first time because ice wants to get rid of them quickly without a trial, the second time and beyond is a felony and a burden on tax payers,you Nazi dog

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