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White House dials it down on immigration
Politico ^ | 1/21/14 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:50 AM PST by jimbo123

The White House is trying to dial down the partisan rhetoric on immigration — and it’s asking its allies to do the same.

In meetings with immigration reform advocates, White House officials have said President Barack Obama won’t threaten to take unilateral executive action — at least not yet — and that he wants to give House Republicans some breathing room to try to pass legislation this year, said immigration advocates who have participated in the sessions.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; obamaamnesty

1 posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Pass nothing, enforce the laws we have and build the fence already approved by Congress.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:23:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: jimbo123

Obama must have received word that the fix is in.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:25:27 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jimbo123
Because he knows the chamber of commerce and various corporate interests have the GOPe by the b*lls.

Why not let those fools take the lead on "immigration reform" and suffer the blame by the rest of America?

4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

They don’t have enough votes. Keep calling your representatives and senators.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:42 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

Obama Doesn’t need votes any more. He has “a phone and a pen.”


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:28 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: jimbo123

Please don’t march thru L.A. again waving Mexican flags...


7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

This so-called pResident has already taken unilateral executive action. He has instructed his DoJ and the CPBE and all the other applicable agencies to not detain or deport illegal aliens. How much more unilateral can you get?

He is just words when it comes to placation; he is all ‘action’ when it comes to defying established law in his deranged obsession in destroying this country.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jimbo123

The only reason Ø would dial it down, is if he is about to pen it up.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:48 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: jimbo123

Boehner has assured obama he will get it done.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:32:04 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:33:15 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:34:26 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
He could care less about anything. He is willing to go piecemeal and say it's the Repubs fault that what he wants to happen won't happen right away...

but he's a fighting for all you illegals who can't vote anyways...wink, wink

13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Resolute Conservative
Yep, Comprehensive Law Enforcement is what we need.

Where's the (patrolled) Fence!

14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:38:07 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

If we’re going to import more Americans, we need more jobs.

We are busy EXPORTING American jobs.

Bring back jobs. First.

Then talk about immigration. We have far too much unemployment right now, to even mention granting citizenship.

Jobs.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:41:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: jimbo123
That's what the meeting a week ago or so was all about.

wagon circleing strategy

16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:46:33 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: struggle
They do have enough votes if Boehner violates the Hastert Rule. There are more than enough Reps to vote with the Dems to get it passed. Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, Pete Sessions, and Goodlatte all want comprehensive immigration reform, i.e., amnesty and a doubling of the guest worker programs to satisfy their corporate paymasters.

Yes, we should call our representatives, but everyone should call Boehner and Cantor as well.

The Gang of 8 bill has already passed the Senate so it won't do much good calling your senators unless the House comes up with a bill that could be sent to conference.

17 posted on 01/22/2014 8:11:15 AM PST by kabar
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To: Sacajaweau
He could care less about anything. He is willing to go piecemeal and say it's the Repubs fault that what he wants to happen won't happen right away...

No, the strategy is to pass the piecemeal bills and then send them to conference to be matched against the Gang of 8 bill. What comes out of conference will be a comprehensive bill that will resemble the Gang of 8 bill.

The Reps want the increase in guest workers and are willing to trade an amnesty in return. Right now, both parties are trying to define amnesty as a path to citizenship. The Reps will pass a bill to just legalize the status of the 11 to 20 million lawbreakers and say it is not amnesty. In reality, any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here is amnesty.

What we are setting the stage for is a "non-citizenship amnesty." The Dems have signaled that they will accept that.

"I don't think this is a good idea because citizenship is important, but I don't think it is a big deal breaker either," Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a leading congressional advocate for overhauling U.S. immigration law, said in a speech last month. "Right now we have to stop the deportations that are breaking up families. And if we do not get citizenship this year, we will be back next year and the year after that."

Under such an amnesty, the formerly illegal immigrants would receive Employment Authorization Documents (EADs, or work cards), legitimate Social Security accounts, driver’s licenses, expanded (though still limited) access to welfare, travel documents enabling them to leave and freely reenter the country, eligibility for affirmative-action preferences, and much more. The only thing they wouldn’t have is a timetable to apply for citizenship, which means no prospect of eventually being able to vote.

The False Middle Ground on Amnesty Give amnesty to illegal immigrants and then keep them from voting? It’ll never work.

18 posted on 01/22/2014 8:25:49 AM PST by kabar
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The status quo means bringing in 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS A YEAR while more than 20 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed.

The finding that new immigration was higher in the 10 years prior to 2010 than in the 10 years prior to 2000 is important because the two decades were very different in terms of job growth. There were two significant recessions during the first decade of this century plus the September 11 terrorist attacks. As Figure 3 shows, during the decade there was actually a net loss of about 400,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey of businesses. In contrast, the BLS reports a net increase in jobs of about 22 million between 1990 and 2000.

Between the first quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2013, the native-born population accounted for two-thirds of overall growth in the working-age population (16 to 65), but none of the net growth in employment among the working-age has gone to natives.

The overall size of the working-age native-born population increased by 16.4 million from 2000 to 2013, yet the number of natives actually holding a job was 1.3 million lower in 2013 than 2000.

The total number of working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) increased 8.8 million and the number working rose 5.3 million between 2000 and 2013.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 8:32:04 AM PST by kabar
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To: jimbo123
Can someone explain to me why w/ unemployemnt so high, and particuarly black youth unemployment ridiculously high, what is the rush for immigration reform that is going to make both numbers worse?

Can the entire power elite in this country really be willing to stab all of us in the back; and I mean whites, blacks, young, old, democrats, republicans, independents, men, women..

ALL OF US!

What the hell is going on around here?

20 posted on 01/22/2014 8:37:02 AM PST by Pietro
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To: kabar
Both sets of my grandparents never became citizens. They came here circa 1915.

All the children (15 in all) were born here. They came to work....and they did.

21 posted on 01/22/2014 8:58:29 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

He’s drunk with power.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 9:19:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sacajaweau
Both sets of my grandparents never became citizens. They came here circa 1915.

So what was their legal status?

All the children (15 in all) were born here. They came to work....and they did.

All the children born here are automatically US citizens thru birthright citizenship. They are native born. What is your point and how is it relevant to what I wrote in my post #18?

23 posted on 01/22/2014 9:59:30 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar
Just that you don't have to be a citizen to live within the United States and contribute to the whole.

For the record, 9 sons from the two families served in WWII.

24 posted on 01/22/2014 2:53:34 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Just that you don't have to be a citizen to live within the United States and contribute to the whole.

No, but you should be here legally and not violate our laws. We have approximately 15 million green card holders in this country who are not citizens but contribute to the country.

For the record, 9 sons from the two families served in WWII.

They were citizens as were the ten children of my immigrant grandmother. Five of her sons served at the same time in WWII. And many of her 29 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren have served in the military including me.

I am not anti-immigrant. My wife is an immigrant. I just want people who come here to obey our laws. Immigration to America is a privilege, not a right. And out immigration policies should serve our national interests.

FYI: Criminal aliens have committed literally millions of crimes in this country. More than 50,000 Americans have been killed by criminal aliens since 9/11. Hundreds of thousands of others have been the victims of crimes by those here illegally. Not all immigrants, legal and illegal, make positive contributions to our society.

25 posted on 01/22/2014 3:18:45 PM PST by kabar
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