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White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010
New York Times ^ | November 13, 2009 | Julia Preston

Posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:27 AM PST by reaganaut1

The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in legislation to overhaul the immigration system that it will begin to push early next year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.

In an address at the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy group in Washington, Ms. Napolitano sought to dispel any notion that the administration — with health care, energy and other major issues crowding its agenda — might postpone the most contentious piece of an immigration overhaul until after midterm elections next November.

Laying out the administration’s bottom line, she said it will argue for a “three-legged stool” that includes tougher enforcement laws against illegal immigrants and the people who hire them and streamlining the system for legal immigration, but also what she called a “tough and fair pathway to earned legal status.”

With unemployment surging over 10 percent and Congress wrestling with health care, advocates on all sides of the immigration debate had started to doubt that President Obama would keep to his pledge to take on the divisive issue of illegal immigration in the first months of 2010.

Congress should be ready to move forward on immigration, Ms. Napolitano said, because the administration had made a “fundamental change” in security at the border and in cracking down on employers hiring illegal immigrants. She said the Border Patrol had increased its forces by more than 20,000 officers and more than 600 miles of border fence were completed, both milestones set by Congress.

“Let me emphasize this,” she said. “We will never have fully effective law enforcement or national security as long as so many millions remain in the shadows.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; aliens; amnesty; bho44; bhocira; bhoillegals; democrats; immigrantlist; napolitano; obama; squattersupportsquad
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1 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:28 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Right b4 the election...hmmmm


2 posted on 11/13/2009 9:31:20 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: reaganaut1

prepare for Obama to give away more of the farm.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 9:32:26 AM PST by AIM-54
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To: reaganaut1

BOHICA! The don’t need illegals in the health care bill because they will be legal! As if we didn’t know this...


4 posted on 11/13/2009 9:32:32 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: reaganaut1

prepare for Obama to give away more of the farm.


5 posted on 11/13/2009 9:32:40 AM PST by AIM-54
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To: reaganaut1

prepare for Obama to give away more of the farm.


6 posted on 11/13/2009 9:32:45 AM PST by AIM-54
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To: reaganaut1

Immigration reform while the economy’s in the toilet, and unemployment’s in double digits? They’ve got a political death wish.


7 posted on 11/13/2009 9:33:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: reaganaut1

Geez I hate democraps. Everything they do ruins our country. ARRRRRRRG!!!!!


8 posted on 11/13/2009 9:33:41 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: reaganaut1

Do the Dems really want this as a burning issue heading into the mid terms?


9 posted on 11/13/2009 9:33:48 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: reaganaut1
1) Healthcare reform -- make everyone dependent on the government teat.
2) Amnesty for illegal immigrants -- 20 million new votes for the Democrats.
3) Gun seizures.

This the recipe for the takeover. They will have an awful lot of trouble with Step #3, but they are preparing the ground as best they can prior to making that big leap.

10 posted on 11/13/2009 9:34:30 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: reaganaut1

“White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010”

Oh brother, not now!!!! You can drive a semi up our rectums NOW with the stuff “O” has already forced up our butts! Where is it going to end?


11 posted on 11/13/2009 9:34:30 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: reaganaut1

with the effective unemployment rate over 22 % (shadowstats.com).....in an election year.....

LOTS OF LUCK, Sparky!

This will make the health care debate look like a walk on the beach.

heh


12 posted on 11/13/2009 9:34:39 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: reaganaut1

Let’s see what Obama’s approval numbers are like when he starts this crap again. I’m sure Dems running for reelection will love this.


13 posted on 11/13/2009 9:35:08 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: reaganaut1

If he thought the “Tea Baggers” were something “extremist” what till he sees what happens went he tries to push this down our throats.....


14 posted on 11/13/2009 9:35:23 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: SMARTY

Blood in the streets....


15 posted on 11/13/2009 9:36:17 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: reaganaut1
OK. Healthcare is not exciting enough and they want to take on another enchilada.

Anyway, I find this interesting:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday

I supposed there are more pressing matters in DHS than this topic. Has DHS become a branch of INS? Well, a flaming liberal running DHS is a joke to begin with.

16 posted on 11/13/2009 9:36:23 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: Night Hides Not

That is not a death wish.
That is his only chance for reelection.
That is why it is the next thing on his agenda.


17 posted on 11/13/2009 9:37:04 AM PST by broncobilly
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To: reaganaut1

If the Healthcare bill won’t take effect until 2013, will Amnesty begin in 2013, too.

Probably not, Bammy is counting on the 10 million new Mexican votes who will make the Democrats a permanent political construct.

This is to insulate power, nothing more.

We are already overwhelmed and this will cement our plunge to 3rd World status so Liberals can keep the “welfare-for-play” politics of entitlements-for-votes to keep people dependent and in the pocket of Government.

The same people who push multiculturalism (no need for English, American history or assimilation) are doing this to keep ethnic ghettos and total dependence on Government to keep them fed, housed, educated and medically provided for.

It is a trap, but irresisitable to most 3rd World people who having clean, running water and food is a step up from their homeland.

We need to stop this.


18 posted on 11/13/2009 9:37:14 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Gun seizures.

This the recipe for the takeover. They will have an awful lot of trouble with Step #3, but they are preparing the ground as best they can prior to making that big leap.

Business opportunity knocks:

They sell bagpipes on EBay. "Amazing Grace" is easy to play!

Yes, Friends, you TOO can have a busy and prosperous career!

Join the Police Funeral Industry TODAY!

19 posted on 11/13/2009 9:41:02 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: wac3rd

Corrected...

If the Healthcare bill won’t take effect until 2013, will Amnesty begin in 2013, too?


20 posted on 11/13/2009 9:41:42 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: AIM-54

Right.

IMHO, not only immigration next year but healthcare will still be unsettled and on the agenda too.


21 posted on 11/13/2009 9:42:00 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: reaganaut1

The America-hater building his voter army....


22 posted on 11/13/2009 9:43:15 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: reaganaut1
They are doing this to drive a wedge between Republicans and Hispanics. If they can get the black, Hispanic and idiot vote (which they already have) they can keep the republicans in the minority.
23 posted on 11/13/2009 9:44:39 AM PST by martinidon
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To: reaganaut1

The WH can’t count on ACORN alone to get these illegals registered to vote in the 2010 elections!


24 posted on 11/13/2009 9:45:46 AM PST by Spok (Liberals are living proof that terrorism works.)
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To: Night Hides Not

They’ve got a political death wish.
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The death wish is for AMERICA, its real citizens, and its economy. When will the CONgress wake up and get rid of this Marxist plague upon America???


25 posted on 11/13/2009 9:46:24 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: ClearCase_guy

What if Obama and the Far Left took these 20m and as a prerequisite to citizenship they would have to agree to join the Obama civilian domestic military militia with express instructions to disarm private gun owners.


26 posted on 11/13/2009 9:47:33 AM PST by techno
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To: reaganaut1

First it was the Stimulus Bill, then Healthcare, now amnesty for illegals? All the while unemployment continues to rise, he’s focusing on other things regardless of how unpopular they are. Seems like this guy is representing everything other than the American people.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 9:48:03 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: SMARTY
Where is it going to end?

When King Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Bwany Fwank, Boxer, Dodd, and Waxman are tared and feathered. And only then, in the meantime expect as total dictatorship soon.

28 posted on 11/13/2009 9:49:42 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
They will have an awful lot of trouble with Step #3, but they are preparing the ground as best they can prior to making that big leap.

That's okay, we've been doing some preparing too. We have our own version of that "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it" rule. And we can make this *very* personal.

29 posted on 11/13/2009 9:52:25 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: ClearCase_guy
They will have an awful lot of trouble with Step #3, but they are preparing the ground as best they can prior to making that big leap.

That's okay, we've been doing some preparing too. We have our own version of that "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it" rule. And we can make this *very* personal.

30 posted on 11/13/2009 9:52:39 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Night Hides Not

You have hit the nail on the head.
The ads will go something like this: “With record unemployment, Congress is now making it harder for American citizens to compete....yada, yada..”.
Absolute Political suicide if they do, despite the naysayers...


31 posted on 11/13/2009 9:55:12 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: reaganaut1

With his monumental lack of success on Obamacare, Cap and Trade, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., etc., etc. ... I can’t say I’m all that scared. He’s racking up the failures faster than I can count.

We were numerous enough to torpedo McCain and Bush last time around. We’ve been strong enough to torpedo Obama at almost every turn. Just another defeat in the making for El Presidente.

I don’t recall ever seeing a lame duck President 11 months into a first term before. Hold him off until Nov. 2010, and we’re home free.

SnakeDoc


32 posted on 11/13/2009 9:56:10 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: reaganaut1

this will be a tough one in an election year especially how he’s screwing up everything else so far..


33 posted on 11/13/2009 9:59:22 AM PST by wardaddy (The movie Valkyrie was excellent...I was surprised. What a cast.)
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To: reaganaut1

You have to be freaking kidding me. Unemployment at 10.2% and they want to shove 12 million more illegals into the job market to take American jobs?


34 posted on 11/13/2009 10:00:34 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: ClearCase_guy

They are going to fail badly in all these steps.


35 posted on 11/13/2009 10:04:24 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


36 posted on 11/13/2009 10:11:38 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: techno

“instructions to disarm private gun owners.”

I’m about ready to put some “stuff” behind the drywall!


37 posted on 11/13/2009 10:14:34 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: reaganaut1

If they thought we threw a fit in 2007 when this was tried just wait until they see what happens when 20% of American’s are unemployed and they still want to do this!


38 posted on 11/13/2009 10:19:51 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: reaganaut1; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


39 posted on 11/13/2009 10:21:15 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: KC_Conspirator

“You have to be freaking kidding me. Unemployment at 10.2% and they want to shove 12 million more illegals into the job market to take American jobs?”

No. Just 12 million more to claim 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.


40 posted on 11/13/2009 10:24:06 AM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: mainepatsfan
Do the Dems really want this as a burning issue heading into the mid terms?

Why would the Democrats care if every voter except their blind loyalists who would NEVER vote for anyone unless he had a "D" behind his name is furious and determined to throw every last one of them out of office? Once the illegals, their relatives, and anyone who can get here prior to the amnesty is sworn in and registered as a Democrat to vote in the '10 election, they will outnumber us by such a margin, it will not matter if we ever hold another election.

41 posted on 11/13/2009 10:56:17 AM PST by penowa
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Geez I hate democraps. Everything they do ruins our country. ARRRRRRRG!!!!!

I expect our RINOs will be right with them.

42 posted on 11/13/2009 10:58:26 AM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Commandante Zippy is out of his freakin’ mind if he thinks this crap will stand. NO! NO! NO! NO! A MILLION TIMES NO!
43 posted on 11/13/2009 11:12:40 AM PST by JPG (Obama's plan for America...today, Labor Unions...tomorrow, Labor Camps.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Good. I hope Obama begins his push on November 3rd.


44 posted on 11/13/2009 11:13:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: reaganaut1; Fetid Facts; La Lydia; Scanian; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; Grampa Dave; Landru; ...
Everyday in every way Napolitano never fails to show her stupidity.

EXHIBIT ONE “Let me emphasize this,” Napolitano said. “We will never have fully effective law enforcement or national security as long as so many millions remain in the shadows.”

Duh.

EXHIBIT TWO She also said (gag), "The most important thing is to bring the Ft Hood shooter to justice."

Duh.

45 posted on 11/13/2009 11:21:01 AM PST by Liz (Obama's the best thing that happened to the Republican Party in a long time.)
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To: All
American Patrol Report---Oct 25, 2009---Zetas and Aztecs at work - should we integrate this culture with ours?

In his groundbreaking book, Wakeup Call from Mexico, Wilson Beck describes how the dark side of Mexico stretches back to the days of the Aztecs when hundreds of thousands of people were sacrificed and eaten each year. He says today many young men in Mexico are enamored with the idea of being descendants of the Aztecs.

Now, according to the Houston Chronicle, the brutal savage Zetas, known for beheading and dismembering their enemies, are tightening their grip on an area bordering Southern Texas.

Critics say our CIA and State Department are well aware of the dark side of Mexico and regularly brief U.S. presidents on the reality south of the border.

Despite this, President Bush and now President Obama have been secretly working to integrate the US and Mexico into a common political and economic unit.

“It is unfortunate that Mexico got off to such a bad start,” said Glenn Spencer of the American Patrol Report,” but it is wrong to sacrifice the United States of America to correct problems south of the border.”

He said while Mexicans are being besieged, which is nothing new for them, Americans are being betrayed by a government that refuses to protect them.

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Critics say our CIA and the US State Department are well aware of the dark side of Mexico and regularly brief US presidents on the reality south of the border. Despite this, Pres Bush and now Pres Obama have been secretly working to integrate the US and Mexico into a common political and economic unit.

ANALYSIS A common political and economic unit, my Aunt Tilly. The ultimate goal is to marginalize and subjugate US citizens, to deicmate American culture, and install illegal Third World savages as the pre-eminent cultural norm. The savage criminal sub-groups mentioned above await their orders for the Third World.

Our govt is colluding with Third World governments :

(1) to establish a permanent Dem majority,

(2) to establish a separate latino nation within the US subject to foreign governments,

(3) to hand over parts of the USA to Mexico to silence their whining over past history,

(4) to effect massive transfers of US tax dollars to The Third World,

(5) billions in foreign aid extortion,

(6) to hype increase the flow of latinos to the United States to form voting blocs,

(7) to take US jobs from US citziens for an exploding latino population,

(8) to suckup job skills that latinos are then expected to repatriate back to Mexico and the Third World,

(9) to subjugate US citizens to serve the needs of Mexico and the Third World.

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Every candidate running for federal office should be compelled to answer the following........

(A) How many more immigrants can we absorb? (B) Is there a cut-off point where the immigration you favor becomes damaging to our nation? (C) Do you believe in putting any limits whatsoever on immigration to the US?

46 posted on 11/13/2009 11:37:12 AM PST by Liz (Obama's the best thing that happened to the Republican Party in a long time.)
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To: Liz

“EXHIBIT ONE “Let me emphasize this,” Napolitano said. “We will never have fully effective law enforcement or national security as long as so many millions remain in the shadows.””

Right on!

Deport them all!!


47 posted on 11/13/2009 11:37:12 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

“Blood in the streets....”

Very possible.


48 posted on 11/13/2009 11:38:33 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: 444Flyer; All

“No. Just 12 million more to claim 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.”

That 12 million figure has been floated since 2001. Bush.....the # 1 advocate of illegal immigration in the USA pushed it to 20-22 million.


49 posted on 11/13/2009 11:41:32 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

The whole freaking administration can all just drop dead!


50 posted on 11/13/2009 11:47:54 AM PST by Joan912 (I can't operate on this failure)
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