Skip to comments.Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")
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.
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McCain and his lap dog must go!
Is this the scariest part of the whole deal, or am I crazy?
that Graham is a pure mofo
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.
No, you’re not. IMO, ACORN and SEIU are recruiting new brownshirts!
It SHOULD include a path leading back over the border...
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.
It is amnesty again. Nothing has changed.
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.
You're right. Lindsey Graham is NOT a Republican!
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!
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.
Graham is taking McLame’s place after we get rid of McLame.
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?
Help us all. The nimwits are at it.
More like; “here to steal your retirement.” And our children’s lives and grand children’s lives and great grand children’s lives.
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.
So if I commit a crime and I pick enough vegetables, my crime is erased?
Why don’t these perjurious traitors just call it “The Highway To Hell!”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Obama did say if he got over this healthcare bump the rest would be downhill all the way.
Stupid Lindsey is helping the Zero to become a dictator.
Leftist politics forever, after socialized medicine, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and cap and trade officially become law!
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
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)
For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:
"People get the kind of government
Important find! The old fart thinks he has the primary in the bag, I guess. Hayworth now has something to clobber him with.
(Graham doesn't work with the socialists. He works FOR the socialists.)
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
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.
I heard yesterday on Cavuto that illegal aliens ARE ‘covered’ under Obamacare.
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.
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.
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.
This will thrill SC people so they can “reach out” to aliens.
I am afraid the American people would rather commit hari hari than save the Constitution.
I just don’t think SC people will ever figure things out. They were particularly influential in the nomination of John McPain.
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."
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.
“...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.
“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.