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Obama stakes claim on immigration law reform
The Hill ^ | May10, 2011 | Jordy Yager and Sam Youngman

Posted on 05/10/2011 6:24:10 AM PDT by La Lydia

President Obama plans to unveil a “blueprint” on Tuesday of what he wants Congress to include in a comprehensive immigration reform bill, according to senior administration officials. Obama is scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as part of the White House’s increased efforts to return immigration reform to the national spotlight. A senior administration official told reporters in a conference call Monday evening that Obama’s renewed push for an immigration bill was not merely a political move attempting to paint Congress as the inhibitor and the White House as the doer in the eyes of Latino voters ahead of the 2012 elections.

“While it may be true that there are significant obstacles in Congress, we believe the American people expect the policymakers to do their job,” said an official. “So we do not accept the argument that because there are some in Congress who are unwilling to act that we ought to just wash our hands of trying to get this done.”...

Despite the new, more conservative Republican majority in the House, administration officials insist that legislative prospects have not dimmed. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama and his staff are “congenital optimists” about getting something passed, but acknowledged that Republican support for reform has ebbed in recent years...

White House officials are scheduled to take part in at least 30 talks throughout the country with community, business and law enforcement leaders on the topic of immigration reform over the next several months, according to the official on the call.

Building support and applying constituent pressure on Congress has been at the heart of the White House’s strategy in recent months, as the president has met with influential Hispanic leaders from all walks, from Hollywood to Capitol Hill....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; dream; dreamact; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; napolitano; obama; ruleoflaw
Constituent pressure, indeed. Time to update all those Congressional phone numbers, fax numbers and emaiil addresses. If they want war ...
1 posted on 05/10/2011 6:24:12 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Liz; AuntB; Tennessee Nana

open borders ping


2 posted on 05/10/2011 6:25:01 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: La Lydia

“Reform” — odd name for surrender.


3 posted on 05/10/2011 6:26:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: La Lydia
“While it may be true that there are significant obstacles in Congress, we believe the American people expect the policymakers to do their job,”

Yeah, like...

SECURE THE BORDER FIRST!!!


4 posted on 05/10/2011 6:28:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: ScottinVA

I want the border secured with land mines and I want all the illegals sent home. This is a gold mine for the communists.
DEPORT TO DEFEAT COMMUNISM


5 posted on 05/10/2011 6:38:39 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: La Lydia

The commie ‘RATS still haven’t explained to the American people WHY our immigration policies need to be “reformed”. I don’t think we have a shortage of poverty in this country.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 6:39:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: La Lydia
Obummer had both houses and himself, he could have passed this, the truth is he is using it as vote buying bait. Now the question is how many Latinos are stupid enough to fall for it. Same crap the democraps have pull on the black people for years.
7 posted on 05/10/2011 6:49:25 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: La Lydia

IMO this is DOA.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"WHY our immigration policies need to be “reformed"

It's simple: More Latino Voters for politicians who pander to Latinos.

9 posted on 05/10/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh. You have written their slogan for them: “ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH POVERTY AND IGNORANCE IN OUR COUNTRY YET”


10 posted on 05/10/2011 6:57:45 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: La Lydia

I continue to be amazed that blacks do not rise up in large numbers to demand enforcement of immigration laws and to oppose easing of laws making it easier for illegals to be employed here.

Study after study has shown that blacks are the demographic must affected by iillegals.
The majority of the jobs illegals take are jobs that blacks lose out on.

The mantra that illegals are taking jobs Americans won’t do has been proven to be pure political bovine excrement.
Time after time, when jobs become open after an ICE raid, there are more legal applicants than there are jobs.

Americans of all races want jobs.
But politicians of both parties want to make cheap illegal labor available to unscrupulous employers.
The same employers give them quid pro quo in the form of campaign contributions, jobs for their relatives and friends, and high paying jobs or speaking fees for the politicians after retirement.

As an example:

In Florida, the state legislature just ajourned without passing a state law requiring businesses to use E-Verify to make sure employees are legal and using their own, legal, social security numbers. The state’s politicians know that the tourism and agriculture industries rely on cheap illegal labor to hold costs down and won’t do anything to endanger political support from either.


11 posted on 05/10/2011 7:03:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: La Lydia

Exactly. Start up with daily trifecta of email, phone call, and fax to be sure your reps know where you stand on immigration.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 7:04:47 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Iron Munro

Oops! “adjourned” not “ajourned”


13 posted on 05/10/2011 7:07:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: La Lydia

Loathsome coward. He knows the House will never pass it, so next year he can paint the Repubs as racist evilmongers. The Repubs’ failure to effectively attack Obama is this year’s biggest disappointment.


14 posted on 05/10/2011 7:37:15 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: La Lydia

Kick out the invaders and their kids,Secure the border,there is absolutely no reason why we can’t do both.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 8:06:29 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: La Lydia
The dems had the house, senate, and presidency so they could have passed anything they wanted including amnesty for illegals, but they didn't.

The dems didn't want amnesty passed all the problems it's going to create would fall right on top of the dems.

The illegals are the dems useful idiots, and just like all useful idiots they are expendable.

The objective is to get the illegals to marching in the streets in protest, and for the protest to turn violent.

The leaders of Marxist revolutions perceive themselves to be too important to the movement to risk or sacrifice their own lives. They are the great leaders. Without them the movement would fail.

Let the expendables shed their blood.

16 posted on 05/10/2011 8:08:30 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: La Lydia; AuntB; Tennessee Nana
Third World agitators inside the US are harassing Obama to use presidential power to halt deportations of illegals - which "immigrant-rights advocates" say Hispanic voters want before the next election.......

THE THIRD WORLD INSIDE THE US ALERT 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.

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GOOD NEWS REFERENCE The Pew Center for the People and the Press’ massive look at political parties, released last week, found that the gap between Democratic coalitions favoring stricter immigration enforcement and legalization is TWICE as large as the gap between hard-line Republicans and their more libertarian-leaning cohorts.....

17 posted on 05/10/2011 8:36:02 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: BenLurkin

Reform ... a good name for “mission accomplished”.


18 posted on 05/10/2011 8:36:55 AM PDT by geologist (King James Bible only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: BenLurkin

President Obama plans to unveil a “blueprint”
Just like Microsoft blue screen.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 8:37:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: La Lydia

It is likely he will do it by edict ... he has the power (in his mind) and he will use it. He is a tyrant thinly disguised. MO


20 posted on 05/10/2011 8:41:28 AM PDT by geologist (King James Bible only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: All
Obama will visit El Paso, Texas, with DHS Secy Napolitano WRT Ohaha's 2012 reelection effort---to suckup to latinos for votes. Watch for Ohaha to make clucking sounds about immigration reform.

An engraved invite was issued to the Pelcastre brothers of Dallas---the WH was pleased with the way the two undermined US ntl security.

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July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ
Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)

Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said.

The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police.

The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.

Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.

The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.

The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards. ####

21 posted on 05/10/2011 8:41:52 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


22 posted on 05/10/2011 8:56:11 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: La Lydia

He needs the votes. Clinton pulled a fast one with making a lot of people citizens at the last minute to get himself elected. He had INS drop background checks and rush everyone in the process through to citizenship so they could vote for him. And they did.


23 posted on 05/10/2011 11:15:04 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Clinton delegated it to Algore, whose “Citizenship USA” program naturalized more than 1 million aliens; a couple of hundred thousand of those were never subject to a background check before they were allowed to become citizens, during Congressional hearings, witnesses testified their FBI background check requests were simply thrown away; another 100,000 who were checked and found to have significant criminal records were naturalized anyway. This was under the INS directorship of Doris Meissner, who “advises” BO on immigration. At that time, there were two — yes two — INS workplace enforcement officers for California, Nevada and Arizona combined.


24 posted on 05/10/2011 1:15:19 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: La Lydia

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, La Lydia. Obambam is going to do the same thing.


25 posted on 05/10/2011 3:30:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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