Skip to comments.Reid: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Will Come Early (Amnesty to "Easily" Pass)
Posted on 11/25/2008 9:43:25 AM PST by GOPGuide
Harry Reid told the Detroit Free Press that he expects comprehensive immigration reform to be passed relatively early in the next Congress:
Q. With more Democrats in the Senate and the House and a Democrat in the White House, how do you see congressional efforts playing out on such issues as health care and immigration?
A: On immigration, there's been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. ... We'll do that. We have to get this economy stuff figured out first, so I think we'll have a shot at doing something on health care in the next Congress for sure.
Q: Will there be as much of a fight on immigration as last time?
A: We've got McCain and we've got a few others. I don't expect much of a fight at all. Now health care is going to be difficult. That's a very complicated issue. We debated at great length immigration. People understand the issues very well. We have not debated health care, so that's going to take a lot more time to do.
One senator who wields significant influence on the debate is Robert Menendez, and he seems to be pushing ahead on the issue as well. Menendez is no extremist among Senate Democrats, either; he's just been named head of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. Expect Menendez to lead a push--apparently with Reid's blessing--to get comprehensive reform passed in the first half of 2009. Proponents will argue that while the measure may be unpopular, it's better to swallow a bitter pill far in advance of the midterms. And if it seems that they lack the votes to pass it in the next few months, they'll bargain for a commitment for passage later in 2009.
Oh, great. As if we can afford more entitlement grabbing, freeloading people.
Well, I better brush up on my Spanish to start with...
Maybe we could make a deal ...for every wetback entering the US, we get to send 2 Senators and 20 congress critters back to Mexico to let them help Mexico deal with their own problems instead of letting Mexico ship them to US!
This was coming no matter who got elected.
I believe John McCain actually believes this is good for America. I’m not sure that the Democrats see this as anything other than getting more Democrat voters.
SO the democRATS are going to grant amnesty and that will be the final nail in the coffin of the Republican Party and the last act of treason by the democRATS to finally kill off this once great nation.
America RIP. It was great while it lasted.
“Q: Will there be as much of a fight on immigration as last time?
A: We’ve got McCain and we’ve got a few others.”
This is a big part of why McCain lost. This issue matters to people and voters are smart enough to know that McCain thinks Democrat on it. Had he won he’d be pushing shamnesty too.
get on the BUS , Gus! (Blessed Union of Socialist)
The only Mexicans the McCains know have to be out of their
area by nightfall.
When this issue was on the front burner the American people stood up and stopped it. However, it was never mentioned during the election and now, with the “unprecedented economic crisis of all time ever” grabbing all the attention, this is getting rammed through in record time.
We could get to the point were anyone walking over the border will be sworn as a citizen (in Spanish, of course) and given a voter registration card with state and address blank, to be filled in later (in Spanish, of course).
Two posts after yours. Coming soon to America.
It will not pass the House anymore.
So let me get this straight - America is losing jobs and they want to import illegals to displace the American worker?
time to get organized and ready for a massive citizen letter/email campaign. FR is in a good position to lead the charge.
“A: On immigration, there’s been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. ... We’ll do that.”
Yeah, I’ll bet!
McCAin has learned NOTHING.
Well, they’ll need SOMEBODY to vote for them!