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Democrats say they didnít concede on immigration bill
Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan

Posted on 06/24/2013 12:55:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Democrats who wrote the immigration bill insisted they didn’t give up any core principles in agreeing to more fencing and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the southwest border, telling Univision that illegal immigrants will still get legal status well before the new security kicks in.

In an interview on the Spanish-language network’s Al Punto political talk show Sunday, the four Democrats among the “Gang of Eight” that crafted the bill said the people currently in the U.S. illegally will have a definite pathway to eventual citizenship because the “triggers” in the bill can all be readily met.

“There are triggers but they’re the same triggers we’ve had in the bill before, the same exact type which are specific and attainable. These are triggers that we all feel comfortable with will be achieved and have to be achieved,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat.

The four Democrats have faced criticism from immigrant-rights groups who said the lawmakers conceded too much to Republicans in a search for votes.

One Maryland group derided the new security provisions as a “backroom deal” while Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said Democrats were wasting their election mandate and caving to “xenophobes” in the GOP.

“It is time for senators and the president to take a stand and to start defending immigrants and our cherished national values, rather than pre-emptively conceding to nativists,” he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration; immigration

1 posted on 06/24/2013 12:55:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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FUMR and the gang of traitors you rode in on!!


2 posted on 06/24/2013 12:57:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

My sentiments exactly!


3 posted on 06/24/2013 1:00:21 AM PDT by windsorknot
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>> “rather than pre-emptively conceding to nativists,” Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

I didn’t always despise these #ing cuckers.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 1:00:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Of course not ... enemies never GIVE ground willingly
5 posted on 06/24/2013 1:53:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Gene Eric

“rather than pre-emptively conceding to nativists,” Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network”

Oh, no worries, Pablo.... That security component is nothing more than a security blanket for those senaturds wanting political cover. It’ll NEVER happen. The border will be as porous as ever.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 1:54:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll bet 50 years ago the typical Mexican never could conceived in his wildest dreams how utterly easy it was to take the USA down without firing a shot in wartime.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 1:57:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Democrats who wrote the immigration bill insisted they didn’t give up any core principles

Democrats usually lie but on this rare occasion I believe they are telling the truth.

The Democrats and their special interest groups wrote over a thousand page bill. When you got a thousand pages on your side, amendments change very little.

8 posted on 06/24/2013 2:01:18 AM PDT by metafugitive
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To: metafugitive

Especially when no one reads it


9 posted on 06/24/2013 2:52:30 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: ScottinVA

Think the original open border policy was meant to allow Mexican States to be absorbed by the US. But a funny thing happened on the road to Rome. The Mexican national government collapsed and drug cartels took over. So the open border policy has became a negative national security issue.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 3:03:33 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Jim Robinson

...Exactly who is recognised as part of our “Our” national principals.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 3:46:25 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: knarf

Stop Amnesty.

Tell congressmen we don’t want ANY bill passed, no matter what they promise. This bill is Amnesty for 30 million illegals, and a 1000 page bill that brings in 80 million 3rd world immigrants. The bill will destroy the U.S. and will turn the USA into a socialist state as is the democrats/Obama’s plan.

To call your Member of Congress:
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

To locate your Member on-line:
U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov
U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov

Call all remaining GOP members of the US Congress to back the efforts of those fighting back.

Call and say “I am calling to ask Congress member ___________ to support Michele Bachman, Steve King, and Louie Gohmert’s effort to demand that Speaker John Boehner stop trying to help Obama and the Democrats pass amnesty for illegal aliens. Please sign their petition to require the Speaker to honor the ‘Hastert Rule’! If the Senate passes an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will be important that the House refuses to pass any immigration legislation in 2013! Stop the amnesty legislation!”

ALIPAC’s Contact List for GOP Members of Congress....
ALIPAC’s US Congress Contact List

Remember to call, call, call! Regardless of where you live, call all that you can and get others involved with the calls. Once you call, try to send in a written reinforcement of your message by website,twitter, facebook, fax, or mail.

http://www.alipac.us/f8/revolt-house-against-amnesty-needs-your-backing-281274/


12 posted on 06/24/2013 5:41:12 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: metafugitive

I guess Pablo is upset that there should have been more tax payer funds provided for free lawyers to make sure that the tens of millions of MEXICANS will never have to worry about being deported ever again,why not just provide buses for any Mexican or Islamist in Mexico who wants to come to America,it’s inhumane to allow them to trample all the fauna in the desert heat,I’m just so concerned about the children.
Then again the provision inserted in the bill by the socialist Bernie Sanders with millions in funding for 16 to 24 year olds who can’t find jobs,can set up Motels along the way way for the comfort of the newly minted saviours of our Democratic republic


13 posted on 06/24/2013 5:50:16 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ScottinVA

I want to get a tshirt that says PROUD XENOPHOBE


14 posted on 06/24/2013 6:35:44 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, the solution is simple. The dems in the gang of eight should listen to their constituents and not vote for the bill.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 6:37:31 AM PDT by grania
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To: Jim Robinson

“Democrats who wrote the immigration bill insisted they didn’t give up any core principles in agreeing to more fencing and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the southwest border, telling Univision that illegal immigrants will still get legal status well before the new security kicks in. “

Because they know it will all fall by the wayside and never be enforced. It’s mustard on the crap sandwich.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 6:44:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Democrats + Principles = LOL


17 posted on 06/24/2013 7:48:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Jim Robinson

ALL the Senators practically handed out bottles of vaselline to the illegal aliens stomping around the senate offices for the last month.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 12:45:31 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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