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White House: GOP immigration remark ‘unfortunate’
Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 3:46 PM EDT

Posted on 07/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The White House on Wednesday condemned a Republican congressman’s assertion that many immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids are actually running drugs.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the comments from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, “were extremely unfortunate, and I think a number of people have pointed out that they were offensive.”

“They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to deliver an economic speech in Galesburg, Ill. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bordersecurity; districtofcolumbia; drugrunning; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; iowa; jaycarney; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; obama; randsconcerntrolls; steveking; whitehouse
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Mainstream media now has to say “immigrants brought illegally to the US” as though it was totally against their will.
1 posted on 07/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

In fairness, they typically say “brought” when referring to kids.

As always, I appreciate Jay Carney’s concern for the political fortunes of the Republican Party. Good grief.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 07/24/2013 3:13:50 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Olog-hai
“They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One

Touching concern for the GOP, eh?

If the Republicans think they can, or even should, try to "improve their standing among Hispanics", they are stupider than I thought.

3 posted on 07/24/2013 3:14:57 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Olog-hai
They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume,” Carney told reporters

Especially amongst the Hispanic Americans who are running drugs across the border.

4 posted on 07/24/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Jim Noble

Never mind Carney’s blatant insult towards Hispanic Americans, implying that they all back illegal immigration.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 3:16:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SnakeDoctor

They didn’t specify kids here.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Michael.SF.

Americans in terms of being dwellers on the continent of North/Central/South America?


7 posted on 07/24/2013 3:17:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Read it again ...

"many immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids"

SnakeDoc

8 posted on 07/24/2013 3:18:26 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Olog-hai

Just remember Hispanics, George Zimmerman is of Peruvian blood, a Hispanic that Obama hates along with his cadre of Black Racists!!! Number two, read my lips, “POTUS OBAMA” is “LAME DUCK” POTUS as witnessed today by that horrid speech he delivered in Illinois on the failed “OBAMA” economy!!! No one listened and no one cared to hear his lies!!!


9 posted on 07/24/2013 3:19:34 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

meanwhile, if you are white, Christian and male, its open season for all kids of offensive remarks.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 3:19:41 PM PDT by willywill
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To: SnakeDoctor

I stand corrected on that point.

Although I have to reiterate that it is not even totally against their will in all cases, such as they have the capacity to exercise.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I hope Steve King stands by his statement. It’s about time we started saying that there is an underclass within the hispanic community that’s involved in crime, and a large percentage of it is people who are here illegally.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 3:22:29 PM PDT by grania
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To: Jim Noble

They don’t. That doesn’t matter to them. What matters is keeping their cushy jobs. If they vote the right way, the Rats, no, the government will make sure they keep their jobs. This is no longer a Rat vs GOP political fight. It’s We the People vs the Government.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 3:28:06 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Olog-hai

yes and the ap spin is laughable.

what king means is that the kids of illegal immigrants, who are by definition lawless, often become drug mules or lookouts for their gang parents. not controversial at all but a fact.

yet the GOP and DEMS who are their own illegal gang (the D.C. party) are just using their SOP alinskiite procedure trying as usual to destroy a good conservative.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Olog-hai

Yo! Barry! You did come from Kenya, but you should know something about the U. S. if you’re going to pretend to be it’s president.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/fed-crackdown-shows-ms-13-gang-is-real-threat-experts-said.html


15 posted on 07/24/2013 3:33:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nah. They will remove the ‘illegally’ from the equation.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 3:34:40 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Olog-hai

For the White Hut, a flat denial means they don’t know. “Unfortunate” means that an allegation might be true. “Offensive” is an admission.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 3:38:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny I think Obama is “unfortunate”.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 3:38:30 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile the Obama Administration illegally ran guns to narcoterrorists, observed the deaths of thousands, and lied to Congress about their involvement.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 3:41:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai

But Hispanics are white now, so it’s okay.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 3:48:22 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Olog-hai
GOP immigration remark ‘unfortunate’

For this Administration, "unfortunate" = "truthful"


21 posted on 07/24/2013 3:55:57 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Olog-hai

Unfortunate... unfortunate is obama and all off the cancer he has spread throughout the body of Lady Liberty. The White House of today is a BLACK MARK on the HISTORY OF AMERICA.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: dadfly

Mark Levin just stated that for every hard working illegal student that makes good grades and is trying to go to college and make something of him or herself... there are 100 dope selling, gang banging, crime ridden, rapist pack mules for the cartels. He was just a slight bit kinder with his vernacular.

LLS


23 posted on 07/24/2013 5:52:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Olog-hai; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; theothercheek; MinorityRepublican; chicagolady; potlatch; ...
White House press secretary Jay Carney said the comments from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, "were extremely unfortunate, and I think a number of people have pointed out that they were offensive."

"They certainly don't help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume," Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to deliver an economic speech in Galesburg, Ill.

Who on earth is Jay Carney to lecture congressional Republicans on how their statements and positions may influence the GOP's standing with Hispanic voters? The 'Rats think that they can goad the GOP House into supporting an amnesty plan for illegal aliens by playing on their fears of "losing" the Hispanic vote. Enough Republicans, hopefully, will see this condescending ploy on the part of the 'Rats for what it is, and stick to principle rather than cave in on amnesty.

Of course, Carney is oversimplifying the situation. There are many illegal aliens who aren't Hispanic at all and many Hispanic voters who are as dead set against amnesty for illegals as we are.

24 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:49 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
But most, over 70 percent, are from Latin American countries.

60 percent are Mexican nationals.

25 posted on 07/24/2013 6:06:59 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: tumblindice; Michael.SF.; JLAGRAYFOX; Jim Noble; LibLieSlayer; Olog-hai; ZULU; Snake Eater; ...
A gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

-Michael Kinsley

I suppose it was "unfortunate" because Rep. King's truth-telling is by design.

Unfortunately, Goodlatte, Gowdy, et. al. are taking their directions from La Raza, LULAC, and their supplicants in Congress.

I think we have a new stupid party.

26 posted on 07/24/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: justiceseeker93

I still don’t understand Rubio’s coddling of Illegals.

Rubio’s Parents were Refugees from Communism. Cuban refugees have a totally different motivation for emigrating to American that do the millions of illegals who penetrate the border to exploit and plunder the good will of America.

I am certain Rubio’s family came here to contribute to American Culture, to become legal as soon as possible, and to work towards becoming Americans in the true sense of the word. They succeeded...they have a son who has become a United States Senator and have become truly integrated into Our American Culture.

So why is Rubio supporting those who enter our country ILLEGALLY, exploit our resources and generosity, commit crimes, and generally cause havoc and instability? Why is it assumed that the GOP has to embrace illegals in order to secure the “Hispanic Vote”?

I would think that those Citizens who have roots in latin America or the Caribbean would be just as concerned about illegals destroying this country as any other Citizen.

A common language does not necessarily determine common VALUES. It is insulting to assume that American Citizens of “Hispanic” lineage prefer the interests of illegal aliens to the interests of the Nation, just because they speak the same language.

Just to clarify things a bit; I am not Hispanic, but I do live in Florida, and voted for Rubio, much to my chagrin. And although I am mostly Native American (MiQ’Maw and Inuit), I do not vote according to race, but according to solid conservative principals. If an Indian ran as a liberal, he would NOT get my vote!


27 posted on 07/24/2013 6:14:44 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

demons of dunderheadedness don’t care if you’re a republican or a democrat


28 posted on 07/24/2013 6:15:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

agreed.


29 posted on 07/24/2013 6:21:28 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site
So why is Rubio supporting those who enter our country ILLEGALLY, exploit our resources and generosity, commit crimes, and generally cause havoc and instability?

You still don't get it? They've been telling you for years and years.

Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada.

Wake up.

30 posted on 07/24/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

Rubio was a Tea Party favorite.

he changed his tune. We all feel betrayed.

I am awake. Please don’t attack your fellow conservatives. Nothing will be achieved that way.

And my question was rhetorical.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 6:45:35 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: OddLane

Matthew 7:16

KJV

“Ye shall know them by their fruits”


32 posted on 07/24/2013 7:29:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: sickoflibs

Predictable.


33 posted on 07/24/2013 11:48:59 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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Give Obama a break——it’s hard to get it right when he’s on his knees, all puckered up, sucking-up, desperately begging illegals for votes.......

Poor guy is scared stiff Dems are gonna lose the Senate.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 3:53:29 AM PDT by Liz
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Give Obama a break——it’s hard to get it right when he’s on his knees, all puckered up, sucking-up, desperately begging illegals for votes.......

Poor guy is scared stiff Dems are gonna lose the Senate.


35 posted on 07/25/2013 3:55:11 AM PDT by Liz
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Keynote 2012 Dem convention speaker, "Saint" Benita Veliz, told a sap-happy Dem crowd that she was "from San Antonio, Texas,” that she was "like so many Americans. I was brought here as a child," Veliz said. "I've been here ever since."

However, her profile on the activist website dreamactivist.org reveals that she came to the United States from Mexico at age 8 on a tourist visa and that her family then illegally overstayed ...

HAPPILY EVER AFTER The family settled in with no visible means of support....and were "forced" to swindle the US govt...... using multiple identities to get educated, housed, clothed, fed, transported, medicated, drugged-up, armed and ready--w/ your tax dollars.

================================================

In 2009, little Benita allegedly rolled through a stop sign and when stopped by a police officer, Veliz had a Mexican consular card.....but no driver's license. She was booked in jail overnight, and immigration authorities started deportation proceedings against her......

....but she's still here, breaking laws and riding the US gravy train

So if the stupid Repubs pass reform (AKA as The Kids Act), little Benita will have to use one of her other identities-----one that has no criminal record attached to it....yet.

After all these years, the family is still sucking-up mucho US tax dollars, UI checks, welfare checks, disability checks, EITC refunds, etc etc etc. ....using multiple identities....probably laundering money---and wiring it back to secret Mexican bank accounts.

36 posted on 07/25/2013 4:04:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
While Bohner’s and Cantors PC canned reaction (right out of sensitivity class) was pathetic,
I fail to understand Kings point.

Let's say King was right and out of every 10 kids brought here nine are the criminals he suggests and only 1 of 10 are the A student boy scout Priests alter-boy hard workers who walks grannies across the streets , then why does he insist on treating them BOTH exactly the same as each other, criminals?

It doesn't add up. I find it hard to believe he is serious about this.

37 posted on 07/25/2013 9:13:37 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

My best guess is that King confused the Dreamers and the Wetbacks, something like what you said, and misspoke about the ratio of drug smugglers (since I am posting on FR, let’s just say that’s my opinion). Leftists can get away with being wrong and then digging in, but not conservatives. AFAIK King has not changed his claim.

One possible effect is that embarrassed, cowardly GOP House members will be afraid to oppose any House Dreamer proposal. Not good.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 11:02:58 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE :”One possible effect is that embarrassed, cowardly GOP House members will be afraid to oppose any House Dreamer proposal. Not good.”

If given citizenship they will vote Dem.

And the other bad alternative regarding this statement is they GOP sound like xenophobic white supremacists who claim that ALL Hispanics are drug running criminals even if they got all As in high school and now are in college after being brought here as kids.(hell they stole that HS education I get told)

Expect 2016 to be an ugly year.

Its a lose lose game for GOP and I see nothing good here.

The Senate bill was easy as its total crap,

39 posted on 07/25/2013 11:15:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker
And the other bad alternative regarding this statement is they GOP sound like xenophobic white supremacists who claim that ALL Hispanics are drug running criminals even if they got all As in high school and now are in college after being brought here as kids.(hell they stole that HS education I get told)

I don't see any other GOP members following King's example. It could become old news in a couple of weeks, although of course some Dems will keep beating the dead horse. However, who else in the GOP has the balls to fight hard against making illegals citizens/voters?

My congressman keeps complaining about obamacare, IRS, Benghazi, etc. but posted a picture of himself and a pro-amnesty lobbyist on his facebook page today. After I made my "WTF?!?" call to his office, I printed out the page and gave copies to my neighbors. Also emailed the image to my insurance agent, also a constituent.

40 posted on 07/25/2013 11:33:38 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE:”However, who else in the GOP has the balls to fight hard against making illegals citizens/voters? “

This illustrates my point about lose-lose. As you pointed out in last comment, what if it has opposite effect as he seems to want?

If Republicans could convince a huge % of public that there is a alternate conservative philosophy that was good for both them and this country in the long run,better for them and their kids then the freebees that Dems offer, then they could sell a process that selectively gives citizenship to those on our side while being seen as compassionate too.

But its clear that they cant.

Its lose lose even if the GOP does good in a few midterms. Whites are not reproducing fast enough and too many whites are libs anyway.

41 posted on 07/25/2013 11:59:24 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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RE :”My congressman keeps complaining about obamacare, IRS, Benghazi, etc. but posted a picture of himself and a pro-amnesty lobbyist on his facebook page today. After I made my “WTF?!?” call to his office, I printed out the page and gave copies to my neighbors. Also emailed the image to my insurance agent, also a constituent.”

Ask your GOP house member exactly what is his #1 objective and exactly what is his no-way threshold.

In this I like Rubio’s example because he made it black and white for us to destroy his arguments.
Specifically : How can Rub be really against Obama when he is willing to kill himself to put such a HUGE legacy win on his (Obama’s ) desk? Even to further his own ambitions

Now if the GOP argues that every kid brought here regardless of age is a criminal for not running away from their home and stowing away on a boat to a country they don't even remember, even if they speak perfect English and had all 'As' when graduating from HS and are are doing good in college, then it is a pointless suicide mission. I have no reasonable sounding arguments for that.

Then Let's just resolve ourselves to cult status.

42 posted on 07/26/2013 12:27:21 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

No, the GOP argument should be to enforce the border and immigration laws on the books, those here illegally and want to stay need to become legal through the process that is already established by existing law.


43 posted on 07/26/2013 12:30:15 AM PDT by GeronL
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RE:”No, the GOP argument should be to enforce the border and immigration laws on the books, those here illegally and want to stay need to become legal through the process that is already established by existing law.”

Look, this fantasy is really easy to say as an anomalous internet blogger or as a GOP house member in a small district with 95% whites,
but back on the planet earth that will result in the Nov POTUS debate question :
So you mean in enforcing the laws is showing up at their HS graduation and deporting them after they grew up here since 5 yrso and they graduated at top of class now in college and know nothing about the country they were born in?”

Then response we will see will be :’Well, ohhh, oh what was the question again? ah lets change the subject to well maybe I was wrong....”

Its pretty obvious those we select against amnesty better come up with much better than this. Better come to grips that Romney beat the crap out of the others by being the MOST anti-amnesty in the primary, and now where are we??

44 posted on 07/26/2013 12:57:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Except Romney was probably lying about that stand and I think a lot of people knew it.

The idea that a legal immigrant can be thrown out of the country at the slightest unsigned paperwork but the lawbreakers can expect massive piles of government benefits and free passes to break the law is insanity.


45 posted on 07/26/2013 1:00:14 AM PDT by GeronL
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RE :”The idea that a legal immigrant can be thrown out of the country at the slightest unsigned paperwork but the lawbreakers can expect massive piles of government benefits and free passes to break the law is insanity.”

Can expect?
Unrelated to specific GOP-Dem amnesty deals :

Is there any reason to demand that GOP candidates demand that all of those A students who were brought here as kids and now know home but here in USA (we effectively demand that they) be put out on a raft in the middle of the ocean? As they have no other home to be sent to?

I am not at all saying they are conservatives or that I like them personally or to give them anything specific but demanding the above idiocy is a gun against own heads with disastrous results.

Its not defensivable.

46 posted on 07/26/2013 1:19:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

You are referring to children born and holding citizenship in another country? Of course they can go with their parents back to THEIR country.


47 posted on 07/26/2013 1:21:42 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE :”Except Romney was probably lying about that stand and I think a lot of people knew it.”

Romney was no doubt lying as we both could see at the time and the next candidate will be too as was all the others.

But this is still really bad news.

48 posted on 07/26/2013 1:22:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Romney was just a very bad candidate all around


49 posted on 07/26/2013 1:23:45 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Agree 100%


50 posted on 07/26/2013 1:35:42 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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