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Republicans look to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Republican Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday offered a potential immigration deal to the White House, saying the GOP would agree to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants if President Obama would agree to increase visas for foreigners who work in high-tech fields.

Mr. Labrador suggested dropping the penalty period that bars illegal immigrants from reapplying to enter the U.S. legally after being deported, a period that now lasts for between three and 10 years, depending on how long they had first remained in the country illegally.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; h1b; india; labrador; raul; touchback
Raul Labrador is the biggest pretender around. He told Steve King on November 14, 2012 that Republicans should pass amnesty or they won't win another election.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Between the GOP pushing for more skilled, educated foreign labor and the democrats pushing for more unskilled, uneducated foreign wards of the state I'd say both parties have about all the bases covered.

America will never dig itself out of the unemployment mess that the latest crop of moron politicians and self serving bureaucrats have made. To hell with them all.

2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:26:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
bars illegal immigrants from reapplying to enter the U.S. legally after being deported

I call BS. I seriously doubt they are documenting most of the illegals who are apprehended and turned around at the border.
3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:26:25 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

and the left gets us to move towards them. the dialectic works again and we’re the willing chumps.

our side is idiotic at best and collaborators at worst.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I would love to see a moratorium on all legal immigration for 10 years, and the militarization of our Southern border.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

So much for “the law of the land.” It seems whitey is the only one required to live by “the law of the land” these days. Everyone else gets a free pass.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The GOP is make up of ASSHOLES! They gotta go!


7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

But wait... if someone already violated CURRENT immigration law, the people behind this proposal would need to give the law breakers some kind of forgiveness first before they could put the new rules in place. There’s a word for a new law that forgives law breakers... what’s that word? What’s that word. Darn it? It’s on the tip of my tongue...


8 posted on 05/09/2014 5:31:21 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“[Expletive] you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room,” shouted McCain at Cornyn.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2007/05/mccain_cornyn_cursing_showdown.html

“I think I know more than you do about immigration and immigration reform,” Labrador said. “So let’s not try to insult people.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/10/raul-labrador-bill-burton_n_3574704.html

Raul Juan McCain.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 5:37:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If the laws are not being enforced now, it is insane to believe they would be no matter what promises are made about “comprehensive” immigration reform.

I’m not surprised the Democrats want more poor voters to use as pawns in their drive to make this a socialist country.

What is surprising is the Republicans are handing the Democrats the noose they’ll use to hang us with by supporting amnesty.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 5:39:14 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: TheGipperWasRight

No one stands up for American workers.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:47:48 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Why is it that Democrats never, but never, act like fools in pursuit of their leftist, anti-American agendas, and never betray it, while Republicans evidently lie awake at night figuring out how to do just that.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 5:48:57 PM PDT by odawg
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Some stubborn facts about Raul Labrador
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2519065/posts

http://www.ktvb.com/news/Ad-Watch-Minnick-attacks-Labrador-over-illegal-immigration-103178849.html

‘We need a guest worker program that actually works. Our system is broken, and this is where I work with the system all the time. I’m trying to get people to go through the legal immigration system. They have to pay me thousands of dollars just to bring somebody to the United States. That’s ridiculous. Now, I like it because I’m make a good living because of it, but they shouldn’t have to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to bring somebody legally to the United States.”


13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:53:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

You idiots keep voting for these people.

Lindsay Grahamnesty is winning in SC.

If I was a liberal in 2014, I’d be pissing in everyone’s face too.

No one anywhere is stopping them.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:54:03 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Republicans look to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants”

In California, the GOP has become just one more enemy of the average American.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:55:56 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

GOP really sucks at negotiating.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 6:03:35 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“to increase visas for foreigners who work in high-tech fields”

Executives already making many hundreds of times the amount that their workers make ... desire to make *thousands* of times.

When executives take some really big pay cuts and also prove that there is a shortage of *American* high tech candidates (about which, it seems that only executives are complaining) ... and ...

When lawyers stop charging obscene amounts ...

Meanwhile, there are plenty of *Americans* who have the needed skills.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I remember when this Labrador fellow was popular with some.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%BAl_Labrador


18 posted on 05/09/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

A lose-lose proposition


19 posted on 05/09/2014 6:25:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slump Tester

Mind your language please; there are ladies present.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If you’re a conservative, the GOP Establishment hates you.

All they care about is amnesty. The only solution is to overthrow the GOP Establishment at the ballot box; starting with chief RINO Mitch McConnell.

We’ve got to support Matt Bevin, time is running short. Donate what ya can, folks:

https://mattbevin.com/


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:12:05 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Labrador is on the “approved” liberty/Tea Party list I found at a shop today.

So who else is there running? I will have to look up who is running against him, if anyone. It is 2 weeks before our vote. Getting this info out in time will be difficult.

In my county, we are trying to defeat a “...it is for the children! “ tax for a huge, ugly library (we have a nice one already) that does not fit the rural area, 20 million! Over 20 years, not including the costs of increased staffing and maintenance. All on the few property tax payers. When it is voted down, you obviously did not fully understand, so they reintroduce the vote and it “miraculously” passes.

We have some really foul “repulsivecan” types pretending to be conservatives. Of course, they are from longtime, entrenched families that have weilded power way too long. They also “win” elections by a few votes.

Sigh....


22 posted on 05/09/2014 10:24:21 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Lisa Marie of Boise looks good. Sadly, she has no chance against the money of Labrador. She is a R.N., voluntary peace officer, against illegals, for 2nd Amendment, Christian.. etc.

http://conservativejunction.com/lisas-bio.php


23 posted on 05/09/2014 11:36:48 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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To: hearthwench

I didn’t know he had a primary challenger at all. That is good news.

The third party candidates got 7% or 8% in 2010.

Also Labrador actually played the scorecard game (like Jeff Flake) and beat Iraq War veteran Vaughn Ward who had problems. Palin and the Young Guns endorsed Vaughn Ward who was probably better in hindsight. I doubt Ward would be going around everyone’s back pushing amnesty or blurting out immigration deals claiming he has caucus support.

I dont really care if Vaughn Ward referred to Puerto Rico as a country. Why are Luis Gutierrez and Raul Labrador so concerned about Puerto Rico considering where they live?

Hopefully Labrador’s primary opponent can get 30%.


24 posted on 05/10/2014 2:39:49 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: BeadCounter

Labrador then asked who wants “more legal and less illegal immigration?,” and dozens of hands rose.

“I had people come up to me afterwards and say ‘I agree with you 100 percent’ . . . there are a lot of them that are afraid to step up and say so. And I knew that it was a maneuver that was, I’ll say, designed to marginalize. I knew that before I raised my hand,” King explains, “But I also knew if I didn’t raise my hand, he would say ‘it’s unanimous. Nobody wants less legal immigration.’”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/350707/king-threatens-conference-jonathan-strong

“I will tell you most of the people in that room do not know what the level of legal immigration is,” King says; he wonders how can they have a well-informed opinion of the issue.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 5:16:58 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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