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GOP: Leaked WHI Immigration Plan "Counterproductive"
CBS News ^ | Frbruary 17, 2013 | Jake Miller

Posted on 02/17/2013 2:16:33 PM PST by lbryce

The seemingly endless budget fight is sucking much of the air out of Washington, but another big initiative - immigration reform - is slowly taking shape.

A draft of a comprehensive White House immigration proposal was obtained yesterday by USA Today, and one key Republican senator immediately deemed the president's plan "dead on arrival."

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Hispanic lawmaker involved with a bipartisan group of Senators crafting a compromise proposal, said it was a "mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress," calling the proposal "half baked and seriously flawed," and declaring, "If actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in Congress."

Border security in the crossfire at immigration hearing Despite decades of effort, immigration reform still eludes Congress

Rubio griped that the bill "does nothing to address guest workers or future flow, which serious immigration experts agree is critical to preventing future influxes of illegal immigrants."

The White House proposal did, however, contain several big items that would be included in any comprehensive reform package. It would provide additional funding for border security and require employers to verify the immigration status of new employees within four years. Crucially, the plan would also allow undocumented immigrants to become legal, permanent residents within eight years and create a new "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa to accommodate the interim status of those trekking the path to citizenship.

The White House has defended the leaked proposal, saying it is an incomplete draft that is only being crafted as a fallback option in case the bipartisan talks in Congress "break down."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; obama
I read in a related article that Democrats have voiced their opinion not to support the President's immigration bill.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 2:16:39 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

If this passes, RIP Republicans.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 2:19:18 PM PST by Da Coyote
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GOP: Leaked WHI Immigration Plan "Counterproductive"

And, another white flag is raised by the 'Pubbies.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 2:24:33 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?
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First the lies, then the smiles. Then the shooting.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 2:58:09 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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GOP: Leaked WHI Immigration Plan "Counterproductive"

It was intended to be. Just like 'gun control' and just like the 'fiscal cliff' and other economic proposals from the WH its purpose is to sow discord not solve any problems. It lays the ground for more of 0bamugabe's specialty ...demagoguery.

5 posted on 02/17/2013 3:25:38 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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