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Obama immigration bill draft said to emerge
The Hill ^ | February 16, 2013 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 02/16/2013 3:14:18 PM PST by jazusamo

The Obama administration has prepared a draft immigration overhaul plan that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years, according to a Saturday report in USA Today.

The newspaper reported that it had obtained the draft from an anonymous administration source. The White House has not confirmed the details to be correct.

USA Today reported that the draft proposal would create a new visa open to the nation's estimated 11 million illegal residents.

The "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa -- which would allow a holder to work and travel -- could be obtained after an applicant undergoes a criminal background check, gets fingerprinted and pays fees.

After eight years under this new visa, the immigrant could then apply to become a legal permanent resident, as green card holders are officially known. Currently, most green card holders can apply to become full U.S. citizens after five years.

The White House is contemplating new requirements for formerly illegal immigrants to get the green card, including paying back taxes and English and civics tests currently only required for citizenship applicants.

The draft also increases funding for Border Patrol agents, adds immigration judges and expands the use of the E-Verify system by which employers confirm the legal status of prospective and current employees.

The draft plan did not flesh out how to deal with future immigration, USA Today reported.

It has been widely known that Democrats want illegal immigrants to eventually be able to become full citizens. The exact balance of rights and responsibilities Obama would seek had so far not been known.

A secretive House group is said to be close to its own proposal. Sources say the group includes Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), Xavier Becerra (Calif.) and Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), and Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), John Carter (Texas) and Sam Johnson (Texas).

A Senate "Gang of Eight" late last month released its own immigration framework with a path to citizenship

The group consists of Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; obama
It's amnesty for a path to citizenship for illegals, plain and simple.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 3:14:31 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

>>The “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa — which would allow a holder to work and travel — could be obtained after an applicant undergoes a criminal background check, gets fingerprinted and pays fees.<<

I 100% promise this: The illegals will file their paperwork, get something that says they are “provisional” or “prospective” meaning they are now legal. That will end the process for them. No background check, no fees paid, no nothing. The sheer volume of illegals who are now “legal” will overwhelm the system.

The end result will be amnesty.

These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 3:20:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: jazusamo

Will women be included ?


3 posted on 02/16/2013 3:21:18 PM PST by traumer
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To: freedumb2003
No doubt you're right.

The bureaucratic red tape in processing these 11 million (probably more like 20 million) illegals can not in my opinion be done like they lay it out. Saying it is simple but actually doing it as stated will be a monumental task.

4 posted on 02/16/2013 3:27:06 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

http://news.yahoo.com/union-border-agents-opened-fire-other-211048210.html


5 posted on 02/16/2013 3:28:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

11 million my a$$. Its over 40 million. Its them and all their family members.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 3:29:08 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Sacajaweau

All these “immigration reform” plans are bad news for this country


7 posted on 02/16/2013 3:30:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jazusamo

USA Today is still around?


8 posted on 02/16/2013 3:31:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: freedumb2003
These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.

They see themselves as still citizens of the countries they left. Note the number of them which still proudly display the flag of their former country.

People who come here legally with the intent of becoming citizens are Americans in their hearts already.

9 posted on 02/16/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: freedumb2003
These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.

They see themselves as still citizens of the countries they left. Note the number of them which still proudly display the flag of their former country.

People who come here legally with the intent of becoming citizens are Americans in their hearts already.

10 posted on 02/16/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: freedumb2003
These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.

They see themselves as still citizens of the countries they left. Note the number of them which still proudly display the flag of their former country.

People who come here legally with the intent of becoming citizens are Americans in their hearts already.

11 posted on 02/16/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: freedumb2003
These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.

They see themselves as still citizens of the countries they left. Note the number of them which still proudly display the flag of their former country.

People who come here legally with the intent of becoming citizens are Americans in their hearts already.

12 posted on 02/16/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: freedumb2003
These people don’t want citizenship. All they want is our jobs and welfare benefits.

They see themselves as still citizens of the countries they left. Note the number of them which still proudly display the flag of their former country.

People who come here legally with the intent of becoming citizens are Americans in their hearts already.

13 posted on 02/16/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Sorry for the multiple post - keyboard is sticky.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 3:34:42 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

The rare quint-post


15 posted on 02/16/2013 3:34:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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16 posted on 02/16/2013 3:36:16 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: thecodont

None of my grandparents became citizens. They came here throuhg Ellis Island circa 1910. They worked hard all their lives.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 3:37:37 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

I predict the “eight year” requirement will be struck from the legislation.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 3:38:23 PM PST by berdie
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19 posted on 02/16/2013 3:50:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: jazusamo

Here comes the Amensty/’RAT Voter Registration drive bill.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 4:02:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read the post below this one.

Legalizing 40 (11 million + family) million illegal aliens will crush the United States.

LA County spends 600 million a year on welfare now.....

The Census Bureau reports that there were 52 million Hispanics in this country in 2011.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 4:20:22 PM PST by jdirt
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To: jdirt

It would be nice if we had a government and politicians who weren’t afraid of the Mexican Nationals. Unfortunately, we’ve got a severe shortage of testosterone in this country these days. It’s all yellow-bellied cowardice from here on out.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 4:25:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: jazusamo
Rush had it right. Let the Democrats legalize as many illegals as they want, but they can't vote for 25 years.
23 posted on 02/16/2013 4:39:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: jazusamo

Is it emerging from his anal orifice?


24 posted on 02/16/2013 4:44:12 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

His staff didn’t write this. Some liberal think tank has had this sitting around for years, just like most of their liberal agenda.


25 posted on 02/16/2013 4:54:59 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Always sounds good at first, but you know that within moments of being signed, a left-leaning Court would overturn it over some kind of lack of representation or 2nd-class citizen argument. The illegals would be officially legalized and voting within the very next election. Game over.

Texas becomes a blue-state, and the USA comes under a one-party, statist rule for decades, just like it was for so long in Mexico (although it’s arguable getting at that point already, with the Dems and GOP-E colluding like they do for the benefit of the ruling-class establishment). Just what they want, to finally destroy the remaining power and voice of the pro-Constitution conservatives that they regard as such an impedement to their utopian designs.

Amnesty will be America’s end.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 5:05:07 PM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

Yep. I agree, it would be the end of this country!


27 posted on 02/16/2013 5:10:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: greene66

The Democrats would never agree to it. It’s just a way to show their hypocrisy. Not that it’s difficult.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 5:13:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: jazusamo
The bureaucratic red tape in processing these 11 million (probably more like 20 million) illegals can not in my opinion be done like they lay it out. Saying it is simple but actually doing it as stated will be a monumental task.

Just think of the wonderful opportunity for them to expand the government to handle the job - I predict it will become an arm of DHS and they will all be armed and they will have to buy many more weapons and lots of ammunition to handle the demand...

29 posted on 02/17/2013 4:22:30 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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