Skip to comments.Democrats hit Obama with gap on illegals
Posted on 05/10/2011 5:17:45 AM PDT by markomalley
President Obama is pledging border security and pleading for help from Republicans as he steps up his campaign to pass an immigration reform bill, but new polling suggests the rift within his own party is actually deeper than within the GOP on the issue.
The data from the Pew Center for the People and the Press massive look at political parties, released last week, found that the gap between the ends of the Democratic coalition on favoring stricter enforcement and on legalization is twice as large as the gap between hard-line Republicans and their more libertarian-leaning cohorts.
Mr. Obama will visit the border on Tuesday and deliver an immigration speech in El Paso, Texas, as the latest step in his push for action. But he is increasingly running up against some on his left flank who say he can take steps right now, without Congress, to halt deportations - a move immigrant-rights advocates say Hispanic voters will need to see before the next election.
The debate over whether the president has powers under existing law to provide relief from deportation for certain immigrants is over. He does, said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat and a key voice for immigrant rights in Congress. The question is how broadly and how generously he will use those powers. That is what I will be listening for.
Hispanic groups say the president promised them during the 2008 campaign that he would work for an immigration bill during his first year in office, but that failed to happen as he focused instead on the economic stimulus and health care.
Now, though, the president is trying to make up for lost time.
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How about working on denying illegals all the benees of the USA.
We can't have that! Why, they're an important voting block don't cha know.
Mexico wants to sue gun manufacturers? How about suing them for encouraging illegals to live off the American taxpayer.
Obama wants this bill let see how many Democratic Senators will back it going into 2012, his popularity is going down this summer bigtime and he can't kill Bin Laden again.
Obama has a real problem, here.
As someone in S. Utah, I can tell you first hand that we have grown up (adult) Latinos, who are almost certainly illegals, staffing nearly every restaurant (for example) in this town. It’s impossible to go anywhere here in food service, for example, to escape this. Teens here cannot get any jobs at all; they are competing with adults (Hispanic) who will work for below legal wages. Chicago has a massive, massive population of illegals. Probably one of the biggest, percentage-wise of any state not in the southwest.
He is throwing his own loyal constituents under the bus: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42853461/ns/business-eye_on_the_economy
My sweetie teaches in Englewood; I’ve advised him to ask for a transfer. Because this summer is going to be a wing ding.
THE THIRD WORLD INSIDE THE US Just "here for a better life" with no compunction about using votes for personal gain. He has powers under existing law to provide relief from deportation for certain immigrants, said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, (D-Ill), a Third World cheerleader in our Congress.
Not that these scumbags care about US laws, but it is unlawful to trade votes for govt action.
GOOD NEWS REFERENCE ..... data found that the gap between Democratic coalitions favoring stricter immigration enforcement and on legalization is twice as large as the gap between hard-line Republicans and their more libertarian-leaning cohorts.....
With "official" unemployment at 9%, these idiots want to import more cheap laobr? With deficits at astronomical levels, they want to add to the numbers on welfare?
Yep and I'd strike 'Probably', their numbers are so huge that I'd *almost* be willing to bet the rent on it. The sick part is that Daley overtly aided and abetted the invasion and Rahm will continue with the the same 'hands-off illegals' policy.
Yet the morons in the city council and on the 5th floor of city hall (mayor's offices) wonder in amazement why the tax base has virtually disappeared. As if it has nothing to do with 47% (iirc) of the city's population having a 4th grade education, can't speak English, and are making less than minimum wage -- PLUS, mostly working off the books.
btw, Glad to hear your Husband has made it through another year (knock on wood) going to and from Englewood.