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Congress Open to Passing Bill on Immigration (Citizenship for 20 million illegals!)
The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 12/04/2006 6:58:29 AM PST by kellynla

Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill. While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; bushamnesty; bushbash; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; invasionusa
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1 posted on 12/04/2006 6:58:32 AM PST by kellynla
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To: A. Pole; HiJinx; gubamyster

ping


3 posted on 12/04/2006 7:00:07 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi)
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To: Baynative
"Here comes to new democrat base!"

The gain in Democrat voters will not be that great; you KNOW the illegals are already voting illegally and have been for years for the Democrats. It's just a matter of legalizing the illegal votes.

4 posted on 12/04/2006 7:02:48 AM PST by traditional1
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To: kellynla

I'm going to write my governor Haley Barbour to see if there is anyway MS would consider suceeding.


5 posted on 12/04/2006 7:04:06 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Southaven Mississippi Freeper)
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To: Baynative

You got it. The Dems wanted total Citizenship and VOTING rights for all illegals.


6 posted on 12/04/2006 7:06:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kellynla

So, that would make Romney's landscapers legal so he could run?


7 posted on 12/04/2006 7:08:10 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: kellynla

Well .. the people voted

it's all part of the lesson we are to learn


8 posted on 12/04/2006 7:09:13 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: Mo1

This is unbelieveable.


9 posted on 12/04/2006 7:10:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Sybeck1
I'm going to write my governor Haley Barbour to see if there is anyway MS would consider suceeding.

Sounds like a good idea to this Texan...I predict that within my Grandchildrens lives this sort of ideas may be more than just idle talk. Our country is terribly divided and may in fact not be able to put back together again in it's present form of government.

10 posted on 12/04/2006 7:10:21 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..POW input)
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To: kellynla

The message has been sent.


11 posted on 12/04/2006 7:10:53 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: kellynla
Of course they will and this President will sign it.
12 posted on 12/04/2006 7:10:57 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Illegals given citizenship will have dual citizenship with their homeland. Whose best interests will they vote for? The US or Mexico? I think we know that answer.


13 posted on 12/04/2006 7:13:16 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Southaven Mississippi Freeper)
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To: kellynla
Here's Powerline's take:


Immigration "Reform," Here We Come

The Washington Times writes that the one significant piece of legislation likely to get through the new Congress in short order is the Democrats' proposal for citizenship for the millions of illegal aliens now in the U.S.:

Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill.

While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.

Some Republicans remain hopeful that they might be able to team up with newly-elected "conservative" Democrats in the House to block the worse features of any bill the Democratic leadership will endorse. Personally, though, I won't believe in the existence of conservative Democrats post-election day until I see it. In any event, it appears that the border fence that was approved earlier this year is a certain casualty of the Democrats' return to power.

I never quite understood why the immigration issue hurt the Republicans as badly as it did, when it was the Democrats who were just about unanimously on the more controversial side of the issue. We'll find out now, I guess, what the political fallout will be when the Democrats have to actually take responsibility for an immigration policy.

14 posted on 12/04/2006 7:13:26 AM PST by lasereye
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To: kellynla

But, will the compasionate conservative in the whitehouse
veto the bill?

Im guessing he will support the bill.


Hillary muchacha in 08. If there is still a country in 08.


15 posted on 12/04/2006 7:13:59 AM PST by claptrap (We've found a Witch can we burn her?)
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To: All

God help us.


16 posted on 12/04/2006 7:14:27 AM PST by MrRights
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To: kellynla

President Bush will be the biggest cheerleader out there for this.


17 posted on 12/04/2006 7:15:03 AM PST by piceapungens
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Not really .. I knew what the Dems would do if they regained control

But I was called a troll or an OBL


18 posted on 12/04/2006 7:15:22 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: kellynla

This will make one Republican very happy,what's his name again.............. oh yeah George Bush !!!


19 posted on 12/04/2006 7:16:15 AM PST by Obie Wan
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To: kellynla

GW will be so excited that he will make a special trip to the Congress to sign it before the ink dries.


20 posted on 12/04/2006 7:16:37 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: kellynla

This isn't news. The Republicans were only to placating the base prior to the election. They would have passed the same type of legislation, too. Just watch and see how many vote to support this, now that the election is over.


21 posted on 12/04/2006 7:16:52 AM PST by azsportsterman
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To: kellynla

Atleast 20 million new Democrats, and that's if they only vote once. Thanks to our toothless President and Senate Republicans, who always sell out the middle class to satisfy the fat cats, letting illegals flood across the Mexican border for the past six years. However, the fat cats will now be backing Hellery, because they know they can get much more bang for the buck in bribing Hellery. Just look at Arkansas and the Rose Law Firm in the 80s, and Johnny Chung and the Chinese cash during the Clintoons first run, and you can see what D.C. will look like again.


22 posted on 12/04/2006 7:17:15 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Mo1

Hey, but the border bots showed the GOP by staying home. Now of course they're going to squeal the loudest and blame the GOP some more.


23 posted on 12/04/2006 7:17:47 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: kellynla

Thanks to Lou Dobbs, Michael Savage and their fans.

You made sure a Dem congress is elected to force a amnesty program on the nation.


24 posted on 12/04/2006 7:18:03 AM PST by GregH
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To: COEXERJ145

Of course


25 posted on 12/04/2006 7:19:26 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: kellynla

Yaknow, I like WH Press Secretary Tony Snow. But it absolutely amazed me that his very first comment on the election results was that it would probably make it easier to pass immigration "reform".


26 posted on 12/04/2006 7:21:14 AM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: kellynla
George Bush is playing right into the hands of the Dems and their amnesty plan.

What have we done????

sw

27 posted on 12/04/2006 7:22:21 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: piceapungens
President Bush will be the biggest cheerleader out there for this.

If he signs it, put Bush next to Carter on the Wall of Shame.

28 posted on 12/04/2006 7:22:22 AM PST by Rapscallion (Abandon fidelity and truth all ye who enter this Congress.)
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To: kellynla

It will be 100 million in a couple of years. It will trigger a wetback tsunami from the south.


29 posted on 12/04/2006 7:22:54 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: GregH

You are scapegoating.

The one who signs this into law will be a REPUBLICAN President.

He could veto it, but he won't. Because he has been pushing it for the last 6 years.


30 posted on 12/04/2006 7:23:05 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: azsportsterman
The Republicans were only to placating the base prior to the election. They would have passed the same type of legislation, too. Just watch and see how many vote to support this, now that the election is over.

Only a small number of Republicans will support it, if any. Of course you'll conclude based on those few Republicans that the entire contingent of Congressional Republicans are supporting it.

After the vast majority of Congressional Republicans vote against it, you'll say they're just doing that to get back into power so they can then support it. It's obviously pointless for a Republican candidate to seek the support of someone like you.

31 posted on 12/04/2006 7:23:45 AM PST by lasereye
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To: kittymyrib

G elding
O ld
P arty


32 posted on 12/04/2006 7:25:48 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Ask Haley to run!!!!!!


33 posted on 12/04/2006 7:27:37 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: kellynla

..soon I'm not sure my tagline, which I've used since joining, will have much meaning anymore..


34 posted on 12/04/2006 7:28:33 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: kellynla

IF they pass this appalling legislation, rewarding millions of lawbreakers.....I will no longer feel bound to obey any law. Including tax law.

Under the table it is! The best part will be that my money will no longer be going to the bloated beasts of medicare and social security.


35 posted on 12/04/2006 7:29:11 AM PST by bordergal (There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of men bad enough for this treachery)
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To: TomGuy
You are scapegoating.

The one who signs this into law will be a REPUBLICAN President.

He could veto it, but he won't. Because he has been pushing it for the last 6 years.

I don't know why you are so sure he will sign it. He was pushing a guest worker program, with the possibility of citizenship for some down the road. He has not been "pushing it for the last 6 years".

But the more important point is a logical one: He's not the Congressional Republicans, most of whom did not support the proposal. There's nothing you can point to that says otherwise. I don't understand why people keep merging multiple people into one person.

36 posted on 12/04/2006 7:30:02 AM PST by lasereye
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To: GregH
LOL, yea, the right trash will never admit they got rolled by Dobbs and Co.

By "sending a message" they surrendered the only firewall in the House and Senate against the President's liberal tendencies.
37 posted on 12/04/2006 7:32:08 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: kellynla

After this we could just grant citizenship for French people too.


38 posted on 12/04/2006 7:33:28 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: kellynla

I think maybe we should all give it up and go with the flow, or better yet - milk the flow. We can retire as millionaires in the next couple of months by selling bottles of water for $3.95 in the desert areas along the border. ¡Viva la inundación!


39 posted on 12/04/2006 7:33:45 AM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: TomGuy

It is open knowledge that Bush was liberal on immigration issues.

The one thing that stood between him and amnesty is the Republican house, thanks to the efforts of Dobbs, Savage and others the Republican congress is gone and will be replaced by a Dem one.

So a amnesty program now will be most likely on Dem terms and you are right Bush can still veto it but he mostly likely wont do it.

Still if Congress had been under Republican control, no amnesty program would got through.


40 posted on 12/04/2006 7:34:54 AM PST by GregH
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To: TomGuy

It is open knowledge that Bush was liberal on immigration issues.

The one thing that stood between him and amnesty is the Republican house, thanks to the efforts of Dobbs, Savage and others the Republican congress is gone and will be replaced by a Dem one.

So a amnesty program now will be most likely on Dem terms and you are right Bush can still veto it but he mostly likely wont do it.

Still if Congress had been under Republican control, no amnesty program would got through.


41 posted on 12/04/2006 7:34:58 AM PST by GregH
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To: kellynla

If they try this we the LEGAL law abiding citizens of this country are going to have to raise absolute hell in the public forum.


42 posted on 12/04/2006 7:35:43 AM PST by CCGuy
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To: lasereye
He was pushing a guest worker program, with the possibility of citizenship for some down the road. He has not been "pushing it for the last 6 years".

He was pushing it in 2001. Then 911 happened. He still almost got it passed, but Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA) stopped the amnesty for illegals bill on a 'technicality'.

He tried again, with the Senate bill last year. That one passed the Senate, but the House members junked the amnesty for illegals bill.
43 posted on 12/04/2006 7:37:39 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: guitfiddlist
Yaknow, I like WH Press Secretary Tony Snow. But it absolutely amazed me that his very first comment on the election results was that it would probably make it easier to pass immigration "reform".

I'm not surprised. I'd listen to his radio show and when talking about illegal immigration, people would call in and list the problems in border towns due to illegals to which he'd reply, "The economy's great." Every reply, "The economy's greeeaaat." Yep, that's all that matters. Nothing to do with crime, shut down hospital, voter fraud (although that will soon change!) massive amounts of people who refuse to assimilate or anything.

44 posted on 12/04/2006 7:37:50 AM PST by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: SeaBiscuit; kellynla

"..soon I'm not sure my tagline, which I've used since joining, will have much meaning anymore.."

You are SO right. Our country is circling the drain. Soon there will be "nowhere to run; nowhere to hide." All of those anti-Second Amendment people will soon see the error of their ways. Lock and Load!


45 posted on 12/04/2006 7:38:58 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Squeako
..."shut down ERs" that is.
46 posted on 12/04/2006 7:40:03 AM PST by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: TomGuy

The more I think about Senator Byrd the more I like him. Yes he is a pork king, but he is also an old republican (small r) of the first order.


47 posted on 12/04/2006 7:40:23 AM PST by piceapungens
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To: kellynla

That'll be a real deterrent to further illegal immigration won't it !

As one who did it legally I feel insulted.


48 posted on 12/04/2006 7:40:57 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: Polyxene

It's looking more and more like the fate of this Nation will eventually go full circle and depend on the will of the people.


49 posted on 12/04/2006 7:47:41 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: TomGuy
He was pushing it in 2001. Then 911 happened. He still almost got it passed, but Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA) stopped the amnesty for illegals bill on a 'technicality'.

This is not an amnesty bill. This is immediate citizenship for everyone. It's not what he was "pushing for the last 6 years".

You ignored my second point of course.

50 posted on 12/04/2006 7:49:32 AM PST by lasereye
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