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Obama To Push Immigration Bill Despite The Risks [12 Millions Illegals Get To Stay]
NYTimes ^ | April 08, 2009

Posted on 04/08/2009 9:58:33 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama to Push Immigration Bill Despite the Risks


Published: April 8, 2009 While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Mr. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as “policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system,” said the official, Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.

Mr. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in May, administration officials said, and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall.

Some White House officials said that immigration would not take precedence over the health care and energy proposals that Mr. Obama has identified as priorities. But the timetable is consistent with pledges Mr. Obama made to Hispanic groups in last year’s campaign.

He said then that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Mr. Obama in the election.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; aliens; amnesty; bho44; bhoillegals; immigration
This idiot's "push" will only "pull" more illegals into this country from over the border and those who would choose not return when their tourist visas expire.
1 posted on 04/08/2009 9:58:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The revolution is coming, there a bigger issue where the people and Washington is further apart in its opinons? I don’t think so. I hope he brings this up...maybe this will finally get us off our asses.

2 posted on 04/08/2009 10:00:18 PM PDT by Hildy (Dr. King had a dream. Obama has an ELF who has a “plan”.)
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To: Hildy

I pray to God you are right- but he’ll the Cardinal Mahonys, the liberal elites and RINOs on his side.

3 posted on 04/08/2009 10:04:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Time to call your Congresscritters again folks, if your rep is a Rat call their asses too.

4 posted on 04/08/2009 10:07:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Steelfish

This is a huge misdirection ploy. They are bringing this up so that we will get all riled up while they slip something else past us.

I don’t know what it will be, but keep your eyes open while everyone is ranting about the open borders policy of the Obama administration.

5 posted on 04/08/2009 10:09:06 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism: Solving problems caused by Jealousy with solutions based on Lies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Time to vote them all out of office at the first opportunity: 2010 and 2012. Send them all packing!

6 posted on 04/08/2009 10:16:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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I’m sure the govt will try to push something else through when the nation’s attn is on Amnesty.

But, I’m shocked that any President would legalize people from another country when so many Americans are out of work!

It seems as though there are forces from within our own govt trying to destroy us.

7 posted on 04/08/2009 10:23:09 PM PDT by msnpatriot
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Anyone who uses the number “12 million”, has no credibility. 12 million my a$$

8 posted on 04/08/2009 10:40:14 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: freeplancer
Those are Mexican nationals.

The other millions are OTM’s.

You know, the ones that don't speak Spanish and are filling up the mosques.

9 posted on 04/08/2009 10:48:36 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Call and fax for free using and tell your friends.

10 posted on 04/08/2009 10:49:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: tpmintx
I think so. He knows this is a hot button issue that will get everyone riled up. He must have some big globalist shit sandwich to try to cram down our throats while we are distracted.
11 posted on 04/08/2009 10:58:35 PM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: thecabal

I believe that he’s coming for the guns very soon. Before the end of the year...When will we hit critical mass? Will it all just explode at once and then we’ll hit the streets? Are we all just too scared and exhausted and demoralized? Eventually there won’t be anything left to lose, that’s when it will happen, the energy will return and the revolution will start. I guess we’re all still too comfortable, myself included.

12 posted on 04/08/2009 11:13:47 PM PDT by bayareablues
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To: Steelfish

To destroy the U.S.

One day conservatives will realize that this is the goal of the left.

In the meantime, just sit around and wait. Someone will come along to save us. No worries.

13 posted on 04/08/2009 11:38:53 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: Steelfish
I have had it with this anti-American scumbag. He is out to destroy our country and now he wants to solidify his voting block with illegals??

I knew he was going to be an awful President, but I am astonished of what he (and congress) has done to severely damage our country since January. I cannot fathom the next four years.

14 posted on 04/08/2009 11:41:39 PM PDT by RepublicanChick (And I thought I despised Slick Willie)
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To: Steelfish
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE spend a few dimes and FAX this IMPOSTER of a president your objections to his AMNESTY plans.

If there is one thing this thin-skinned buffoon cannot tolerate, it is public ridicule. Please denounce his plan while you ridicule his stupidity and incompetence.

The White House FAX is 202.456.2461; the comments line is 202.456.1111.

I happily scribble address him as "Dear Mr. Teleprompter" or whatever else pops into my head that day.

In other words, we must start our offensive tactics now, not wait till Congress gets involved. Please join FAIR and NumbersUSA if you haven't already, and prepare to battle your congressional members, too. Simply wringing our hands on this board won't get the job done. Thank you.

Regards . . . Penny

15 posted on 04/09/2009 12:12:29 AM PDT by Penny
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To: Steelfish

As soon as they get citizenship, ACORN will register all of them to vote.

16 posted on 04/09/2009 12:19:47 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Penny

Thank you for the numbers.

17 posted on 04/09/2009 12:36:20 AM PDT by RepublicanChick (And I thought I despised Slick Willie)
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To: freeplancer

To see the real numbers, go to this link on how many. It is authoritative. Your eyes will bug out. If you can’t bear to read the entire thing, scroll down to “A closer look at the numbers.” Based on the government’s own data, he thinks it is about 38 million. The link:

18 posted on 04/09/2009 5:02:40 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Frantzie

done and BTTT

19 posted on 04/09/2009 9:10:04 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Syncro

LOL as long as they put a big D in the political affiliation then they can pass go and become a citizen, hence tipping the balance in the democRATS’ favor. This deal also comes with a lesson to fly a plane, a pack of gatts, a set of bombs and 72 virgin.

20 posted on 04/10/2009 4:49:35 PM PDT by joshua1222 ("the flowers of tommorow are the seeds of today" so dont let the government plant poppy seeds today.)
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