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New Congress to sneak in amnesty for illegals (Harry Reid's S.9)
Marion Star (link only) | 1/23/2009 | Lowell E. Hedges

Posted on 01/23/2009 6:36:11 AM PST by markomalley

Gannett newspaper, therefore link only per FR posting rules. Link: here


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; aliens; amnesty; democratcongress; democrats; hopeandchange; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; reid
This is a letter to the editor. The upshot of the letter is that Harry Reid has inserted a "placemarker" bill that will be held on the table for now and later on amended and slid in the middle of the Senate calendar sometime later in the session -- to allow for amnesty for illegals.

Whether or not this letter writer is correct, the bill is there, it is a "shell," and is just sitting around waiting to be fleshed out.

Here it is:


Calendar No. 9

111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 9


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 6, 2009

January 7, 2009


A BILL

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stronger Economy, Stronger Borders Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, legislation to strengthen the economy, recognize the heritage of the United States as a nation of immigrants, and amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) by—

(1) providing more effective border and employment enforcement;

(2) preventing illegal immigration; and

(3) reforming and rationalizing avenues for legal immigration.


Calendar No. 9

111th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 9

A BILL
    To strengthen the United States economy, provide for more effective border and employment enforcement, and for other purposes.

January 7, 2009
    Read the second time and placed on the calendar

1 posted on 01/23/2009 6:36:12 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And McCain and Grahmn will be right there touting this crap also. Side by side butt buddies with Obama.


2 posted on 01/23/2009 6:38:06 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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Who will stand and join the resistance?


3 posted on 01/23/2009 6:39:23 AM PST by freeplancer (McCain Voters Catch the Lobsters-Obama Voters Eat Them)
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Congressional Record comments on this bill, when introduced:

   Mr. LEAHY. Mr. Presdient, as we begin the 111th Congress, we will try, once again, to enact comprehensive immigration reforms that have eluded us in the past several years. With an administration that understands the critical necessity of meaningful reform and that understands the policy failures of the last 8 years, I am hopeful that the new Congress can finally enact legislation consistent with our history as a nation of immigrants.

   The majority leader has included immigration reform as among the legislative priorities for the new Congress. I look forward to working with him, Senator Kennedy, Senator McCain, and others interested in working toward the goal of immigration reform.

   In 2006 and 2007, Congress attempted to pass practical and effective reforms to our immigration system. In 2006, the Senate did its part and passed legislation, only to be thwarted by those in the House of Representatives who opposed dealing with the issue in a meaningful way. In 2007, the House passed legislation only to have it blocked in the Senate by Republican Members opposed to effective reform.

   If our immigration policies are to be effective and play a role in restoring America's image around the world, we must reject the failed policies of the last 8 years. We cannot continue to deny asylum seekers because they have been forced at the point of a gun to provide assistance to those engaged in terrorist acts. We cannot continue to label as terrorist organizations those who have stood by the United States in armed conflict. We must not tolerate the tragic and needless death of a person in our custody for lack of basic medical care. We must ensure that children are not needlessly separated from their parents and that family unity is respected.

   We must move beyond the current policy that is focused on detaining and deporting those undocumented workers who have been abused and exploited by American employers but does nothing to change an environment that remains ripe for these abuses. We must protect the rights and opportunities of American workers and, at the same time, ensure that our Nation's farmers and employers have the help they need. We should improve the opportunities and make more efficient the processes for those who seek to come to America with the goal of becoming new Americans, whether to invest in our communities and create jobs, to be reunited with loved ones, or to seek freedom and opportunity and a better life. We must also live up to the goal of family reunification in our immigration policy and join at least 19 other nations that provide immigration equality to same-sex partners of different nationalities. And I believe we would be wise to reconsider the effectiveness and cost of a wall along our southern border, which has adversely affected the fragile environment and vibrant cross-border culture of an entire region. Such a wall stands as a symbol of fear and intolerance. This is not what America is about and we can do better.

   Those who oppose a realistic solution to address the estimated millions of people currently living and working in the United States without proper documentation have offered no alternative solution other than harsh penalties and more enforcement. The policies of the last 8 years, which have served only to appease the most extreme ideologues, must be replaced with sensible solutions. I am confident that our country and our economy will be far more secure when those who are currently living in the shadows of our society are recognized and provided the means to become lawful residents, if not a path to citizenship.

   As President-elect Obama's administration considers immigration issues, I look forward to working closely with them and with the Senate's leadership to find the best solutions. President-elect Obama's nominees to lead the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor understand very well the importance of sensible border policies and the importance of workers' rights. The American people look to all of us to forge a consensus for immigration reform that rejects the extreme ideology that has attended this issue and prevented real progress.


4 posted on 01/23/2009 6:39:29 AM PST by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: shankbear

Let us not forget our buddies from Georgia, Chambliss and Isakkon.


5 posted on 01/23/2009 6:40:25 AM PST by bronxboy
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To: markomalley
The "new" congress does not have to "sneak" anything in.

The dems own both houses of congress, the executive branch, and soon the judicial.

No need to expend the effort to "sneak"....they can just "do it".

More's the pity....!

Welcome, one and all, to the "communist states of obammica!"

6 posted on 01/23/2009 6:43:17 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.")
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To: freeplancer

I’m ready to raise hell. For the first time in my life, I called Senate offices.
Told the aide to mine that I would be protesting outside his home in our neighborhood as he lives nearby.

And said I would be more respectful about it than what they were doing to Americans.

The aide seemed somewhat stunned by the comment. And it came after a long discussion where an attempt was made to get me to see I was wrong. After a lengthy discussion, the aide gave up and said, “Yeah, you know what’s going on.”

He had been apparently designated to handle calls like mine. He was well versed but I was equally prepared. And I hit him with things he could not provide distracting answers to such as:

So what town are you from in the State? Oh okay. And when were you last home? And you see those guys hanging around don’t you?


7 posted on 01/23/2009 6:47:11 AM PST by romanesq
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To: Logic n' Reason

It was more than just republicans and conservatives who stopped amnesty last time. Liberals have figured out massive illegal immigration rapes their precious social programs.


8 posted on 01/23/2009 7:00:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: markomalley

No illegal left behind act...

These are not undocumented workers, undocumented immigrants, they are illegal aliens that purposefully eluded our very liberal immigration policy. They chose not to fill out the forms and apply for work permits, nor find a sponsoring company to allow their entry.

Line jumpers should never be rewarded. It would be nice if a counter-commercial can be put together that shows a line of people coming to the United States, waiting for their application to be approved, with illegals cutting ahead of them, then have the ‘official’ who rubber stamps the applications tell everyone in line to wait while he goes and handles a brand new line, with a sign above it: Rewards for line cutters.

No one likes a line cutter.


9 posted on 01/23/2009 7:01:11 AM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: freeplancer
"Who will stand and join the resistance?"

It's over Johnny!


10 posted on 01/23/2009 7:06:02 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: markomalley

The only thing that shocks me about this bill, is that McNuts and Gramnesty weren’t co-sponsor. Let the fight begin.....again!


11 posted on 01/23/2009 7:06:15 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

They still have to answer to their democrat constituents. Democrats get mad about this kind of crap too.

There will be sneaky behavior. And we do need to keep an eye on them.


12 posted on 01/23/2009 7:15:32 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: CapnJack

“IT’S NOT OVER !!!”
“NOTHING’S OVER !!!”
“YOU CAN’T JUST TURN IT OFF!!!”

LOVE that movie.
The best of the bunch (but #4 “RAMBO” is the all-time bloodiest)>


13 posted on 01/23/2009 7:28:28 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: shankbear

‘Yew shut up!’

Lindsay Graham


14 posted on 01/23/2009 7:43:21 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: markomalley
The policies of the last 8 years...must be replaced with sensible solutions.
Sensible solutions are sadly lacking in the proposed bill.
In fact, there are no sensible solutions, much less any solutions, whatsoever in S. 9!
S. 9 is a "feel good" hot air balloon.

15 posted on 01/23/2009 7:50:06 AM PST by philman_36
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To: CapnJack

“It’s over Johnny!”

Guess it won’t be you huh, what was that state motto again?


16 posted on 01/23/2009 7:52:36 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: kingu

After the line jumpers get in, will these jobs be waiting for them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opxuUj6vFa4&feature=channel_page


17 posted on 01/23/2009 8:11:48 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: neverdem

ping


18 posted on 01/23/2009 8:12:53 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: markomalley
This Act may be cited as the:

“Stronger Economy, Stronger Borders Brothers Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the “Nonsense” of Congress that Congress should enable, and the President should sign, Marquee to reduce the economy to third world status, approve by writ the recognition the heritage of the last 50 years of the United States as a nation that encourages illegal immigration, and amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) by—

(1) providing more effective border and employment opportunities at the expense of Americans who would do the jobs if given the opportunity;

(2) obfuscating language regarding prevention of illegal immigration while actively encouraging people from other countries to come to American and fraudulent obtain fake identities and commit numerous felonies and enable such frauds to purchase real property from Nationally owned banks; and

(3) reforming and rationalizing avenues for legal immigration. Marginalizing American values and reducing the middle class to slaves who work for Government owned banks and support the lower classes on welfare and the things they are “not entitled” to.


Calendar No. 9

111th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 9


A BILL
To strengthen the United States economy, provide for more effective border and employment enforcement, and for other purposes.


January 7, 2009
Read the second time and placed on the calendar

19 posted on 01/23/2009 8:18:32 AM PST by Vendome
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To: markomalley

Mexico is demanding we stop enforcement...

Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 1/21/09

Two Mex. “federal deputies” (Congressmen) of the “PRD” party, along with Elvira Arellano (the woman who took refuge for months in a Chicago church and was subsequently deported) presented a letter dated Jan. 21 at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The letter, addressed to the new U.S. President, is said to state: Specifically, we write to ask you to take the urgent necessary measures to which you committed yourself during the campaign to obtain a just and integral migratory reform in the United States. The Mex. legislators, backed by some twenty migrant organizations in both countries, also request a halt of round-ups and deportations. ———– http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2170268/posts


20 posted on 01/23/2009 8:18:36 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Vendome

I like your version better...


21 posted on 01/23/2009 8:21:06 AM PST by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


22 posted on 01/23/2009 8:21:36 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: freeplancer
Who will stand and join the resistance?

I hate to say this but effective resistance at this point means falling back to a defensible perimiter and digging trenches. Not sure where that is, but the USA as a whole is toast. Obama's gonna get his 10-20 million new "Latino" voters. The R's will be driven from the field except as a powerless irritant. Maybe we could save a few states, but we can't save the whole thing.

23 posted on 01/23/2009 8:50:21 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Peter Horry
“Guess it won’t be you huh, what was that state motto again?”

NH no longer adheres to its state motto ... it hasn't for a long time.

And ... we have been fighting this amnesty thing for so long but the pols don't care, and the voters keep putting them back in ... so ... I guess the majority of the people want to give the illegals amnesty. Its as simple as that.

The country is done ... the problem is most people don't know it yet.

24 posted on 01/23/2009 9:42:45 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: CapnJack

So what will YOU do, will you fight (at least suffer an honorable defeat), will you resign yourself to bondage or simply lay down and die (think frontier cabin fever) .... it’s really that simple, you know. Me, I pray for the strength and courage to chose #1 and stand with the same courage and determination as my ancestors.


25 posted on 01/23/2009 10:11:16 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: markomalley

Did anyone think that brown isn’t going to stick around?


26 posted on 01/23/2009 10:16:51 AM PST by pallis
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To: markomalley

That sorry good for nothing corrupt POS SOB!


27 posted on 01/23/2009 10:33:00 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: bronxboy

I once again, wish to apologize for the senator from Nevada, where I live.

He is a total piece of crap. The number of illegals that ACORN has voting in Las Vegas is enormous.


28 posted on 01/23/2009 11:16:22 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: markomalley

bttt


29 posted on 01/23/2009 2:32:29 PM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: ridesthemiles

Don’t feel bad- my Senator...my wife worked on his campaign...Sen Chambliss of Georgia ( we used to live in Georgia) wanted the immigration bill passed so he could give his chicken processing plants a steady stream of cheap workers...In one plant-near election time-there was a raid. The illegals were arrested. Guess who showed up by the 100’s the next day...yep, those pesky Americans. I guess they didn’t get the memo about these are jobs Americans don’t want.


30 posted on 01/23/2009 9:10:42 PM PST by bronxboy
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