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Obama says immigration overhaul still needed
AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/09 | Charles Babington - ap

Posted on 03/18/2009 6:21:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

COSTA MESA, Calif. – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he still supports "comprehensive immigration reform," even though he rarely mentions it anymore. Asked about the emotional and politically delicate topic at a town hall format in Southern California, the president said the nation must find a way to strengthen its borders while also giving about 12 million illegal immigrants a path to possible citizenship.

"If they stay in the shadows," he said, some employers will exploit them, hurting wages and work conditions for all American workers.

Obama said illegal residents who have been in the United States a long time and have put down roots should have a mechanism for achieving legal status. They would have to learn English, pay a significant fine and "go to the back of the line" of those applying for legal entry, he said.

Obama has not listed immigration reform among the ambitious programs he is pushing this year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoillegals; criminals; dangerous; democrats; emptysuit; immigration; impeachzero; needed; obama; overhaul; terrorists; traitor

1 posted on 03/18/2009 6:21:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he still supports "comprehensive immigration reform," even though he rarely mentions it anymore.

Wouldn't it be easier if you just produced your birth certificate?

2 posted on 03/18/2009 6:22:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

When are we gonna deport this guy and his aunt?


3 posted on 03/18/2009 6:23:38 PM PDT by counterpunch (Kenya has two presidents. America has Zero.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Hehehehehehe. Good point. Hey Barry lets start with you and show us your real birth certificate.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 6:25:14 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NormsRevenge
Here it comes!

Criminals, communists, terrorists and other dangerous individuals are just salivating at the ideas of this worthless POS Obama.

Brace yourselves, America. We are about to be overrun by some of the most ruthless and dangerous criminals in the world, and they will all register democrat on site.

5 posted on 03/18/2009 6:25:32 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Prole

I’m prepared.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 6:30:25 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: NormsRevenge
"comprehensive immigration reform"

I was sick of this phrase when McCain used it, now I'm twice as sick of it.

7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:26 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it time yet for pitchforks and torches?


8 posted on 03/18/2009 6:40:10 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge
"If they stay in the shadows,"

G-D D@MN IT!!! I am SO tired of hearing the "they stay in the shadows" routine. They hand me my french fries over the counter at McDonald's. They paint my neighbor's house. They mow lawns for the condos down the street. They're in the bank doing their business every time I walk in there. THEY'RE NOT IN THE SHADOWS. THEY'RE OUT IN THE @#$@#$@@!! DAYLIGHT, MR. PRESIDENT. Walking around, heads held high.

9 posted on 03/18/2009 6:43:53 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Looking for new Voters?


10 posted on 03/18/2009 6:46:22 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d like to see a comprehensive immigration reform bill too. My version would give all illegal aliens a pathway out of the country and reward those trying to enter the country legally.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 6:47:24 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: NormsRevenge

reform not needed. except the reform to enforce the laws we already have.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 6:48:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Hardastarboard

Apparently they are also in the White House.


13 posted on 03/18/2009 6:53:48 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: NormsRevenge

They hurt wages for American workers and I am TIRED of being taxed to death to give illegal ENDLESS freebies.


14 posted on 03/18/2009 6:55:27 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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::sighs....remembering the primary candidate::

Duncan Hunter: I think we ask them to go home. This country has lost 619 thousand Americans on the battlefields around the world in the last 100 years making the world safe. The reason we are not sending people back to Nazi Germany because we took care of Nazi Germany and we liberated the Germans and the reason we are not sending people back to a Communist Poland is because we brought down the Berlin Wall. The reason we are not sending people back to a Marxist Dictatorship in El Salvador is because we liberated El Salvador. We have made the world much freer. And we have pumped billions of dollars into lots of countries to improve their economies. So I think the United States, more than any nation in the world, has a right to tell folks, you folks stay in your own country, make it work and when you want to come into America knock on the front door.

15 posted on 03/18/2009 6:59:13 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Hardastarboard; All
"G-D D@MN IT!!! I am SO tired of hearing the "they stay in the shadows" routine. They hand me my french fries over the counter at McDonald's. They paint my neighbor's house. They mow lawns for the condos down the street. They're in the bank doing their business every time I walk in there. THEY'RE NOT IN THE SHADOWS. THEY'RE OUT IN THE @#$@#$@@!! DAYLIGHT, MR. PRESIDENT. Walking around, heads held high."


16 posted on 03/18/2009 7:01:00 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Frantzie
Yeah, our primary candidate understood there. Pardon my nostalgia.

I was in Iowa yesterday, and I talked to a guy that at one time had 100s of people working for him in a concrete company. And he pointed out that guys like him, he went bankrupt incidently, that play by the rules, when they hire people, fill out all the appropriate paper work, do all of the employer contributions, and get all the insurances that are required and do everything accordingly, therefore pay a lot more for their labor. They get put out of business by the companies that hire lots of illegal folks and just pay them a flat fee in cash and don’t pay any of the overhead costs that American employers have to pay employees under the law. So I think there are lots of folks in the economic system that appreciate having lots of cheap labor and that is certainly a factor.

17 posted on 03/18/2009 7:01:45 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: musicman

::laughs:: that cartoon needs a second panel with the government tracking down two bovine in another country right to their stalls in tracking madcow.


18 posted on 03/18/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

“Duncan Hunter”

Too bad the country doesn’t seem good enough anymore to elect someone like him.


19 posted on 03/18/2009 7:11:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: ScottinVA

I would like to see the results of Duncan Hunter running against Obama with all the foreign and phantom votes scrubbed.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 7:13:49 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: scooby321; All
"Looking for new Voters?"


21 posted on 03/18/2009 7:17:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NormsRevenge; All
"Obama says immigration overhaul still needed "


22 posted on 03/18/2009 7:19:26 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Calpernia

23 posted on 03/18/2009 7:20:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hardastarboard

They aren’t in the gated communities where these pols live. They’re in our neighborhoods—yours and mine.


24 posted on 03/18/2009 7:21:14 PM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn straight Bammie! We need to start importing more conservative immigrants. We’ve already got all the freeloading Commie ‘RATS that we need!


25 posted on 03/18/2009 7:26:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: musicman

bump


26 posted on 03/18/2009 7:34:56 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: bcsco

Here’s one for the AFIRE ping list. It can’t be good news.


27 posted on 03/18/2009 9:11:56 PM PDT by Kevmo ( It's all over for this Country as a Constitutional Republic. ~Leo Donofrio, 12/14/08)
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To: Calpernia
I was in Iowa yesterday, and I talked to a guy that at one time had 100s of people working for him in a concrete company. And he pointed out that guys like him, he went bankrupt incidently, that play by the rules, when they hire people, fill out all the appropriate paper work, do all of the employer contributions, and get all the insurances that are required and do everything accordingly, therefore pay a lot more for their labor. They get put out of business by the companies that hire lots of illegal folks and just pay them a flat fee in cash and don’t pay any of the overhead costs that American employers have to pay employees under the law. So I think there are lots of folks in the economic system that appreciate having lots of cheap labor and that is certainly a factor.

Most of my neighbors are former Californians. They moved away from California because of illegal aliens ruining their state. Some were skilled professionals who were competing for work with paid-under-the-table illegals. Years later illegals have moved east and north to take whatever jobs they can wrangle via employers who Nancy Pelosi would call patriotic.

28 posted on 03/18/2009 9:29:14 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

What does Obozo have to hide? Must be something big Ima thinkin’...


29 posted on 03/19/2009 7:05:27 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Hardastarboard
Walking around, heads held high with their hands out for every freebie they can get: subsidized housing, subsidized utilities, food stamps, free health care, free breakfast and lunch for the multiple kiddies, free education for the multiple kiddies, free day care, free legal assistance, ad nauseum.

Cut off the freebies and they'd leave.

30 posted on 03/19/2009 9:11:26 AM PDT by jimt
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