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Better options needed on immigration reform
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2010 | David Bacon

Posted on 04/14/2010 2:15:21 PM PDT by artichokegrower

When Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced their immigration reform plan, the Obama administration said it will support it. Unfortunately, it recycles the same bad ideas that have led to the defeat of reform efforts over the last five years. In some ways, it is even worse.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalaliens; immigration; immigrationreform
One thing the author ignores about Reagan signing off on the Simpson Mazzoli amnesty of 1986 was that we were promised it would be the last amnesty and that there would be border and workplace enforcement.
1 posted on 04/14/2010 2:15:21 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
Better options needed on immigration reform

We don't need "reform". We need to enforce the laws we have. I've e-mailed my Congress critters that same statement. Not that Dennis Moore will pay one whit of attention to anything his constituents say.

2 posted on 04/14/2010 2:16:42 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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Whatever crap they try to pass needs to be named, The DemocRAT Voter Base Enhancement Act.


3 posted on 04/14/2010 2:19:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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The problem with “immigration reform” is that it is not “immigration reform”.....it is Illegal Alien Amnesty.

There is nothing in these “immigration reform” proposals that deal with “immigration”

Illegal Aliens are not immigrants....they are law breakers. Its like calling shoplifters “customers”

Anything other than securing the borders, and, deporting illegal aliens...is amnesty. Too many spin the issue...and they seem to be all who favor amnesty.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 2:20:09 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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5 posted on 04/14/2010 2:24:38 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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This guy is a leftist who just wants more leftists.

The 12 million (uh, times 2 at least) "need" legalization?

Forget it. They need deportation.

6 posted on 04/14/2010 2:46:30 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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David Bacon's bio (excerpted) from here....

Biography: David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany. Bacon covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics. He travels frequently to Mexico, the Philippines, Europe and Iraq. He hosts a half-hour weekly radio show on labor, immigration and the global economy on KPFA-FM, and is a frequent guest on KQED-TV's This Week in Northern California. For twenty years, Bacon was a labor organizer for unions in which immigrant workers made up a large percentage of the membership. Those include the United Farm Workers, the United Electrical Workers, the International Ladies' Garment Workers, the Molders Union and others.


He's nothing but another communist, progressive America hating person.
7 posted on 04/14/2010 2:58:57 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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... and that Simpson Mazzoli, while supposedly aimed at naturalizing 1.5 million illegals, actually resulted in making new citizens of 3 to 5 million.

It changed the political dynamic in California forever, and not in favor of the GOP.

8 posted on 04/14/2010 3:48:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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amnesty of 1986 was that we were promised it would be the last amnesty and that there would be border and workplace enforcement.

Bleeding hearts decided the immigration laws that were to follow amnesty were "too harsh" so many immigration laws were not enforced and those that have been have not been enforced in the way promised in order to pass the 1986 amnesty.

NO AMNESTY; not now, not ever. If we choose to give violators of our immigration laws amnesty why not throw out all of our laws so their will be no one in violation of anything??

9 posted on 04/14/2010 3:57:56 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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