Skip to comments.California Republican lawmakers call for immigration reform
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:57:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - A group of Republican California lawmakers are breaking with their party's skepticism over immigration reform and asking the U.S. Congress to give immigrants a path to citizenship to help their state's heavy dependence on migrant labor for agriculture and construction.
Flanked by representatives of the state's agricultural, construction and restaurant industries, 16 Republican state senators and assembly members joined a national push to demand a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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why do news organizations never call them illegal aliens or illegal immigrants anymore?
Calling them undocumented suggests that they simply lack documents, that they lost their ID or driver’s license, and need to get a replacement. It doesn’t really accurately describe their situation to call them undocumented.
California must be right about immigrants. After all they don’t have any unemployment and their budget is balanced , and they aren’t making any welfare or food stamp payments.
I suppose these Republican turds know hat they are talking about.
The Anschlüss with Mexico continues.
I'd rather pay $3 for an orange, than pay $.50 for it from some Illegal OR some Amnesty-receiving scum.
I'd save a bundle if we deported all the illegals, and all the Benefits they're given paid for by my Taxes.
There is a path. It’s called applying and going to the back of the line. These are the GOP who like their cheap labor and cheap tarts.
The Rollover party strikes again.
C’mon San Andreas Fault. Do it! Do it! Do it!
later they will line up and try and put out a wild fire by p!$$ing on it.
The GOP is entirely, 100% wrong right now.
What is needed is American businesses, and American workers.
So, who are the sixteen? The story does not list them all, and an internet search just finds additional publications of the reuters article.
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Republicans Trying to stay relevant I suppose. California has a Democrat super majority in other wards I have no representation.
California is a joke and a nightmare all rolled into one.
Only 11 million?
What about the other 20 million?
They meant in Lost Angeles.
They meant in Lost Angeles.
That sounds about right.
It is time for demcrats and republicans to merge.
Sort of like the AFL and CIO did in 1955 after they figured out they were both pushing the same product.
Same situation as the Dems and pubbies are in today.
Treason pushed by traitors.
This next massive amnesty will be the de facto merger of the USA with Mexico and the end of anything recognizable as “America”
‘REPUBLICANS CARE ABOUT YOU’
Oh my gosh I am about to throw up !! Another story points out.. Immigration both creates and saves jobs, the business groups contend. That is especially true for the beaten down manufacturing sector, which has eroded for decades as corporations exported millions of jobs to low-wage countries around the globe and as workers have been replaced by technology.
Immigrants contribute economically by earning and spending money, which benefits local businesses, and by generating tax revenue. The organizations also say immigrants provide companies with a pool of workers whose skills are in short supply in the broader U.S. population. That ready source of domestic labor means employers are less likely to ship jobs abroad.
“For every 1,000 immigrants who live in a county, 46 manufacturing jobs are created or preserved,” said Jeremy Robbins, director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, in an interview, adding that communities with higher rates of immigration retain more manufacturing jobs than areas with fewer immigrants
more at link..http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-57602552/can-immigration-speed-the-economic-recovery/
This one poster summed it all up very well..It is absolutely amazing to think that this is even being posed as a serious question, then again, this is CBS. Of course amnesty will not speed economic recovery, but will actually have the exact opposite effect. The destructive economic effects of amnesty on the other hand are numerous, aside from the aforementioned impact on wages and stealing—yes I said stealing—employment from real Americans, they will also tax our social welfare system and continue to burden our hospitals. The last thing we need is an enormous influx of uneducated, low-skilled labourers at a time when only 47% of Americans are actually employed full-time, which means the rest of the populace is either working part-time or unemployed. The greater majority of these jobs that were lost are never coming back, so the better question would be, ‘How does it make sense to grant amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens in a country that is in no need of any immigrants, let alone those that broke the law to get here in the first place?’ Then beyond the economic impact, there is the one that illegals have had in terms of drugs and murder, the collateral damage so to speak, that no one pushing for amnesty wants to talk about. The human cost of our country being overrun by illegal immigrants is despicable and an extreme disgrace to this country that not only creates an environment for it to occur, but does everything possible to perpetuate it and prevents all resistance of it. This fact is spelled out in great detail on immigrationshumancost.org/ and one can get a real sense of the results of our government turning a blind eye to this madness.
That’ll work out great for all those businesses, seeing how that California is getting ready to raise the minimum wage to $9/hr. Idiots.
” Flanked by representatives of the state’s agricultural, construction and restaurant industries, ...”
I haven’t read the comments to this thread, yet, so want to state my comments without being influenced by them.
First, it’s really sickening to hear the pols and media constantly using the “11 million” figure! That was the number being used back in 2006-07 when they tried to pass an amnesty bill.
The number of illegals now in the US is probably between 20-30 million, because the Obama admin. has refused to secure the border and to deport multiple offenders or put them in prison for felonies.
The CA Senators and Reps, whether Dem or Republican, don’t give a damn about the economy, unemployment rate, etc.; but only about gaining continued fund-backing from business entities who are looking for cheap labor, so they can remain in their cushy positions in politics with guaranteed pensions paid for by taxpayers.
The above rant was about CA, but it also applies to many other States. .....Rant over.
Obama’s EO for Dreamers is unconstitutional. The constant whining about “tearing apart families” if the adult is deported is BS. Kids are supposed to go with their parents. If the kid was born in the US, then when reaching majority age that kid can choose to go to a US Consulate and make application to come to the US as a citizen.
Whores for big ag.