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Senate Rejects Bush Immigration Plan ( Lindsey Graham says...)
The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2007 | CHARLES BABINGTON

Posted on 07/01/2007 6:40:56 AM PDT by george76

Hours after a massive immigration bill collapsed in the Senate, lawmakers and lobbyists began seeking ways to pass bits and pieces of the measure important to their constituents.

In an interview earlier this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. _ a backer of the sidetracked immigration bill _ said the one-at-a-time approach may prove impossible, even for tougher border-enforcement measures that now seem popular.

"The only way we're going to get Ag jobs or DREAM Act" or pathways to legal status for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, Graham said, "is to do it together.

This idea of 'Just do the enforcement,' there are no votes for that."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Arkansas; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: New Mexico; US: South Carolina; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2016election; aliens; congress; deathofthegop; democrats; dream; dreamact; election2016; elections; graham; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; lindsey; lindseygraham; securefence; securefenceact; southcarolina
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We could try to enforce the law ?

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1 posted on 07/01/2007 6:40:57 AM PDT by george76
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We could try to enforce the law ?

Nah. "No votes for that."

2 posted on 07/01/2007 6:43:01 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: upchuck; swampfox

Last year, the Secure Fence Act, which mandated 854 miles of border fencing, passed the US Senate 80-19, passed the US House 283-138, and was signed into law by the president.

There did seem to be some votes for that, no?

http://polipundit.com/index.php?p=18175


3 posted on 07/01/2007 6:43:33 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Now is not the time to let up. We need to pressure our politicians to enforce the existing immigration laws including deporting illegal aliens, building the fence and prosecuting businesses who do business with illegal aliens. The link below is a ping list to pay attention for other questionable legislation being considered in Congress.

Keeping Track Of The Congress Critters
4 posted on 07/01/2007 6:44:38 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: george76

“This idea of ‘Just do the enforcement,’ there are no votes for that.”

Then step aside you flamer because there are others that we can elect that will do just that.


5 posted on 07/01/2007 6:45:17 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative
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To: george76

Has anyone asked this question?

Once these 12 million become citizens will they be willing to work at below minimum wage and under the table?


6 posted on 07/01/2007 6:46:07 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
“This idea of ‘Just do the enforcement,’ there are no votes no corporatist open borders cheap lobby campaign donates for that.”
7 posted on 07/01/2007 6:46:55 AM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: george76

Its time Republican voters from South Carolina proved Graham wrong by putting him back on the street and out of the Senate.


8 posted on 07/01/2007 6:47:29 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Grahm said he had “walked the plank” over this bill.

Liar...

Start packing boy your toast. All its gonna take to get the votes for a WALL is vote your sorry a$$ out.


9 posted on 07/01/2007 6:48:54 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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Allow me to reword and "accurize" this a little:

The only way we're going to get Ag jobs or DREAM Act or pathways to legal status for the estimated 20-35 million illegal immigrants, is to pass bits and pieces of the measure important to our constituents...

10 posted on 07/01/2007 6:48:57 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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They’ll drag this on and on and on and on and on until they wear down the citizens and the media won’t report on it any longer and nothing will be changed. It’ll all have been a waste of time and effort and tax dollars all at the expense of our children’s future and other matters that should have been addressed. They think they’re being smart and playing a game but they’re tearing down America.


11 posted on 07/01/2007 6:49:17 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: george76

Speaking of “no votes”, Mr. Graham’s prospect for another term seems in doubt.


12 posted on 07/01/2007 6:50:12 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: george76

The only things that need to be passed are funding for the fence, and the bill that makes salary payments to illegal aliens non-deductible.


13 posted on 07/01/2007 6:51:05 AM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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It looks like if anything new happens with this, Grahamnesty won’t have anything to do with it as he’ll be out of public office by then. He seems to have forgotten that we who voted him in can also vote him out.

I’d vote for Charles Manson before I’d vote for Graham again.

At least we were right voting for Jim DeMint.

14 posted on 07/01/2007 6:51:38 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: B Knotts

Have they built any of this approved fence ?


15 posted on 07/01/2007 6:52:39 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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This idea of 'Just do the enforcement,' there are no votes for that."

Apparently you missed this statement. Your Senators and Representatives are NOT open to "enforcing the law". When I called one of my former Senator's (McCain) office during this latest debacle with exactly that suggestion his punk intern snidely told me "we don't enforce the law, call the Executive Branch - I will tell the Senator of your concerns."

I must tell you... I wanted to rip the smart-ass little twerp's pharynx out.

16 posted on 07/01/2007 6:54:23 AM PDT by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn. - Tancredo or Hunter '08)
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To: george76

lightfoot lindsey had better just get used to rejection. There is a big ole steaming bag full of it coming his way!

LLS


17 posted on 07/01/2007 6:54:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

http://dumplindsey.org/


18 posted on 07/01/2007 6:54:59 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Around 80 miles in two years...they need to hire illegals to build it then throw them over it.


19 posted on 07/01/2007 6:56:57 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: Walkingfeather
Once these 12 million become citizens will they be willing to work at below minimum wage and under the table?

They will move up and 12 million more will take their places.

20 posted on 07/01/2007 6:57:52 AM PDT by Pete (Run, Vaclav, run!!)
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