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Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")
Roll Call ^ | 2010-03-19 | Jennifer Bendery & Jessica Brady

Posted on 03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled their bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, a move hailed by President Barack Obama as progress on an issue for which he has been criticized for ignoring.

“The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. We urge the public and our colleagues to join our bipartisan efforts in enacting these reforms,” the Senators said in a Washington Post editorial posted online Thursday.

The Schumer-Graham outline entails four key components: a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law enforcement; a process for admitting temporary workers; and a controversial path toward citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.

Under the proposal, employers would be allowed to hire illegal immigrants only if they were unsuccessful in recruiting Americans for open positions. Undocumented workers living in the country would have to pay fines and back taxes and perform community service in order to earn citizenship. They would also have to pass background checks and become proficient in English.

Obama called the blueprint “promising” and said it should be the basis for moving forward with legislation. But he stopped short of pledging to make immigration reform a reality in 2010, vowing only to “to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year.”

“My administration will be consulting further with the Senators on the details of their proposal, but a critical next step will be to translate their framework into a legislative proposal, and for Congress to act at the earliest possible opportunity,” Obama said.

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


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1 posted on 03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck; AuntB; HiJinx; gubamyster; Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; ...

McCain and his lap dog must go!


2 posted on 03/18/2010 11:16:59 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Undocumented workers living in the country would have to pay fines and back taxes and perform community service in order to earn citizenship.

Is this the scariest part of the whole deal, or am I crazy?

3 posted on 03/18/2010 11:18:59 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: rabscuttle385

that Graham is a pure mofo


4 posted on 03/18/2010 11:20:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is no way to run a nation, except into the ground)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is why Obamacare doesn’t cover illegals. They’ll figure out a way to make them all citizens, and that will insure they all get health coverage.


5 posted on 03/18/2010 11:22:13 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

No, you’re not. IMO, ACORN and SEIU are recruiting new brownshirts!


6 posted on 03/18/2010 11:22:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

It SHOULD include a path leading back over the border...


7 posted on 03/18/2010 11:23:06 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: rabscuttle385

At this point, they have shown their colors on health care. They will do anything and break any rule to pass their sacred trifecta: health care, cap and trade, and amnesty. After that, they can get shellacked in three consecutive elections. It doesn’t matter. The dreary Moussolinis of the left will be back in force and have no real opposition.


8 posted on 03/18/2010 11:23:57 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: rabscuttle385

It is amnesty again. Nothing has changed.


9 posted on 03/18/2010 11:24:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well here we go...wasting no time before slamming the next thing at us....and if he can’t get the votes..and so far not one republican has co-sponsered this....will he use the “SLaughter Solution” again....don’t be surprised.


10 posted on 03/18/2010 11:25:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
and so far not one republican has co-sponsered this...

You're right. Lindsey Graham is NOT a Republican!

11 posted on 03/18/2010 11:25:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: TigersEye

He is merciless on the American people...Napolitano stopped building the wall this wekk so that’s a done deal...are we to become mexicaamerica? I am so tired of watching this country get taken over in every direction....there just seems not to be enough of us wanting to stop it. Just like with Roe vs Wade....once these things get passed they never go away....We are entering Hitler land!


12 posted on 03/18/2010 11:29:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL....got me...hahahahaha!


13 posted on 03/18/2010 11:31:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: rabscuttle385

Btw....Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels, is part of the agenda to soften a country up for communism, so if I was an immigrant I’d be careful about owning any property....Bos agenda looks to be moving that direction in the long run.


14 posted on 03/18/2010 11:38:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: rabscuttle385

15 posted on 03/18/2010 11:39:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham is taking McLame’s place after we get rid of McLame.

CRAP!


16 posted on 03/18/2010 11:42:42 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: caww

I don’t think we’re in Hitler Land yet but we are definitely on the doorstep of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Hmmm, is that really any better?


17 posted on 03/18/2010 11:48:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Help us all. The nimwits are at it.


18 posted on 03/18/2010 11:48:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: musicman

More like; “here to steal your retirement.” And our children’s lives and grand children’s lives and great grand children’s lives.


19 posted on 03/18/2010 11:50:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Either Graham needs to be purged from the Republican Party or I need to be purged from the party. I can’t belong to the same party as this Graham lowlife.


20 posted on 03/18/2010 11:56:11 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: Perchant

So if I commit a crime and I pick enough vegetables, my crime is erased?


21 posted on 03/18/2010 11:59:47 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why don’t these perjurious traitors just call it “The Highway To Hell!”


22 posted on 03/19/2010 12:05:32 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: caww
Btw....Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels, is part of the agenda to soften a country up for communism, so if I was an immigrant I’d be careful about owning any property....Bos agenda looks to be moving that direction in the long run.

That is the only plank of the Communist Manifesto that the Democrats are opposed to. They want to confiscate from the citizens to give to the immigrants/illegal aliens because they correctly believe those aliens will be willing parasites and sign onto the Marxist agenda.

23 posted on 03/19/2010 12:05:49 AM PDT by Perchant
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To: rabscuttle385

These bastards are keeping us busy fighting all this cr@p they’re trying to ram down our throats in their blatant attempt to destroy this country.


24 posted on 03/19/2010 12:08:05 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Can someone explain to me why Graham wants immigration reform so bad? Does he have a male Latin lover who needs citizenship so they can marry in Vermont?


25 posted on 03/19/2010 12:13:19 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I shed tears for my country.)
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To: Perchant

Oh really...rather like the way they’ve used the black people for all these years as they have. I hate how the democrates have kept the black people in check. They would have come along alot further and not been so dependant on the system, they stole alot of honor and pride from the black people that otherwise would have been for so many...Shapton and Jackson had a lot to do with that as well.


26 posted on 03/19/2010 12:16:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: TigersEye

Probably more Faschists like if you narrow it down...any or all are bad for us...Never thought I’d miss my country as I do at this hour...it goes right to ones soul! Oh gee not spelling my best...it’s late.


27 posted on 03/19/2010 12:21:05 AM PDT by caww
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To: Allegra

Obama did say if he got over this healthcare bump the rest would be downhill all the way.


28 posted on 03/19/2010 12:23:26 AM PDT by caww
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To: rabscuttle385

Stupid Lindsey is helping the Zero to become a dictator.


29 posted on 03/19/2010 1:05:42 AM PDT by publana (Obama, you will not intimidate me into not voicing my opinions.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Leftist politics forever, after socialized medicine, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and cap and trade officially become law!


30 posted on 03/19/2010 1:21:06 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Public Obamancare and massive amnesty for illegals are the two faces of a big dhimmyrat’s plan to hijack and own/destroy US democracy...

Illegals=new owned(bought) dhimorat voters/militias


31 posted on 03/19/2010 2:01:37 AM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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32 posted on 03/19/2010 2:10:32 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Terry Mross

Graham and other dhimmyrat-likes know that they are fighting for their political life...If conservatives wan ,as it should be likely in a free society(with fair elections) , Graham and hese kinds know that they would be done!

Conservatives ,ie sensible americans,are ALSO and even more fighting for their lives AND for USA(that’s the difference)


33 posted on 03/19/2010 2:12:57 AM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
Well, I tried to wake people up, for years...

For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:

"People get the kind of government

They want

and deserve..."

34 posted on 03/19/2010 2:18:05 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Important find! The old fart thinks he has the primary in the bag, I guess. Hayworth now has something to clobber him with.


35 posted on 03/19/2010 4:12:05 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: rabscuttle385
The illegals will come here anyway and just say "screw the card." They're illegal. They break our laws. That's what they do. The only people who will be forced to show their papers will be the American citizens.
It all sounds so Hitleresk. The politicians are imprisoning us little by little.

(Graham doesn't work with the socialists. He works FOR the socialists.)

36 posted on 03/19/2010 4:30:29 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Lindsey, I'd suggest you survey your constituents on this issue. You might be surprised. Fool!

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

37 posted on 03/19/2010 4:31:05 AM PDT by upchuck (Moslem terrorists kill not because of what they experience but because of what they believe.)
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To: rabscuttle385
a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law enforcement; a process for admitting temporary workers; and a controversial path toward citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the United States

What a crock.

Especially the strengthened border security and interior law enforcement, after Napolitano cancelled any more funding for the virtual fence, which itself was a crock from the Bush Administration.

Whatever they come up with may sound good on paper, only to be ignored when any enforcement may be involved. The government won't enforce current laws; why should we believe that they would enforce the new ones?


38 posted on 03/19/2010 4:35:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385

I thought the sen azzwipe said that if they move forward with zerocare that “it would poison the well” and void any future bipartisanship.

And here he is 2 days before the destruction of America, ready to bend over for more.


39 posted on 03/19/2010 4:47:04 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I heard yesterday on Cavuto that illegal aliens ARE ‘covered’ under Obamacare.


40 posted on 03/19/2010 5:28:12 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sadly, when it comes to this subject, we tend to focus ONLY on, generally ripping apart, republicans McCain and Graham. What we need is a full list of every Republican who have stated that they WILL side with ANY “path to citizenship” amnesty...a shorter list may be of those who WILL NOT....and those are who we need to support.


41 posted on 03/19/2010 5:32:17 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Getting sent to the ‘back of the line’ means absolutely nothing to illegals who will continue to leave here—taking full advantage—while they wait.


42 posted on 03/19/2010 5:34:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rabscuttle385

While many ‘threaten’ other action....a huge part of our plan for recovering this nation is wholley in the hands of our 2010/2012 elections. If these folks are given amnesty, the dynamics will change forever and we can kiss any chance we ever had goodbye.


43 posted on 03/19/2010 5:36:05 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: rabscuttle385

This will thrill SC people so they can “reach out” to aliens.


44 posted on 03/19/2010 5:38:59 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Kimberly GG

I am afraid the American people would rather commit hari hari than save the Constitution.


45 posted on 03/19/2010 5:39:55 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: upchuck

I just don’t think SC people will ever figure things out. They were particularly influential in the nomination of John McPain.


46 posted on 03/19/2010 5:41:05 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: caww
are we to become mexicaamerica?

Likely, without something drastic occurring to stop it. The mexicans aren't going to be satisfied with their taking of the Southwest. Look across the country and see they're populating areas everywhere. They want the WHOLE thing, but our politicians are too afraid to speak against illegal aliens... they've become a "third rail."

47 posted on 03/19/2010 5:46:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Guillotines.)
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To: rabscuttle385

No “comprehensive” immigration reform. We all know that the Federales will just enforce the parts they like.

Defend the borders. Prove they’re secure.

THEN we can talk about the rest.


48 posted on 03/19/2010 5:48:33 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

“...vowing only to “to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year.” -Obama

THIS statement scared me the most-he thinks he is a king.


49 posted on 03/19/2010 5:55:50 AM PDT by homegroan (*Vote Kitteh & Squirrel 2012*!....ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: rabscuttle385

“Under the proposal, employers would be allowed to hire illegal immigrants only if they were unsuccessful in recruiting Americans for open positions.”

WTF!!! As in everytime, all the time.

Thse bastards are only going to understand pitchforks.


50 posted on 03/19/2010 6:03:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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