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Pelosi on Illegals: 'We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship'
CNSNews ^ | May 14, 2014 | Penny Starr

Posted on 05/14/2014 2:49:47 PM PDT by jazusamo

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(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that the United States, as a country, "cannot prohibit a pathway to citizenship" for illegal aliens.

“As a country, we cannot, let me say, we cannot prohibit a path to citizenship,” Pelosi said Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation annual economic summit in Washington, D.C.

“I don’t think we as a country want to be a country that says, ‘You can do our work, but you can’t have the rights of a citizen in our country,’” said Pelosi. “It’s more about who we are as a nation.”

Pelosi joined other politicians, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to discuss the economy and other topics, including immigration reform.

Nancy Cordes, a congressional correspondent with CBS, asked Pelosi if she would be open to the House Republicans introducing legislation that would put pieces of immigration reform up for consideration that might not include a “pathway to citizenship.”

“It has to be comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. “Now, the Senate bill is not a bill that I embrace lovingly.

“However, it’s bipartisan. It passed the Senate. It’s something that could be signed into law immediately, and I’ve urged the speaker to take up that bill,” Pelosi said, referring to S. 744, the Border Security and Immigration Modernization Act, which cleared that body in June 2013.

Pelosi said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republicans might present an alternative to the Senate bill before this session ends, but it would have to include a pathway to citizenship to gain her support.

“But to your direct point about citizenship; the Senate Bill is effectively a legalization bill with a path to citizenship. It’s long, arduous and takes a good deal of time,” Pelosi said.

“What I’d like to see is a bill that does something similar to that,” Pelosi said. “I don’t think we as a country want to be a country that says, ‘You can do our work, but you can’t have the rights of a citizen in our country.’

“It’s more about who we are as a nation,” Pelosi said, adding that illegal aliens want to be “relieved of deportation.”

“As a country, we cannot, let me say, we cannot prohibit a path to citizenship,” she said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration; pelosi
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Pelosi said, adding that illegal aliens want to be “relieved of deportation.”

Sure they do Nan and prison inmates want to be relieved of their sentences also.

Prohibit the path to citizenship for illegal aliens and open it to legal immigrants.

1 posted on 05/14/2014 2:49:47 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

We already have a path to citizenship. It’s called LEGAL immigration. Unfortunately, Pelosi and her fellow travelers are not really interested in LEGAL immigration (or legal anything else, for the most part).


2 posted on 05/14/2014 2:54:00 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwellou)
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To: jazusamo

Whatever it takes to destroy American jobs, middle-class America, American morals, traditional America, Nancy and Barry and Hillary will do.

No matter what.

And Jeb Bush and his GOPe buddies will enable them all along the way.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jazusamo

““As a country, we cannot, let me say, we cannot prohibit a path to citizenship,” she said.”

That should have opened with “As a Party” because without the Illegal vote, Dems will not continue to be able to steal elections.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 2:55:14 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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5 posted on 05/14/2014 2:57:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo
Pelosi is telling the truth about Cantor's amnesty bill. Cantor would not deny they eventually get citizenship.
6 posted on 05/14/2014 2:58:19 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jazusamo

I would not prohibit, either, but they must get in line and go through the same hoops and process as people from other lands.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 2:59:11 PM PDT by expat2
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To: jazusamo

Why do we consider Pelosi a citizen?

She clearly has no loyalty to the United States


8 posted on 05/14/2014 3:00:48 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: jazusamo

They sure make it easy to hate their guts

Traitors, every damn one of them

Wake up America


9 posted on 05/14/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: jazusamo

Read my lips, Nancy-baby...I am just amazed that the reflection in her mirror just doesn’t throw up all over her when their eyes meet.

Tell you what, if the Dems controlled the house, the internment of over 50(age), Conservatives would be going full steam.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t want them to do my work.

I want to do the work myself or pay Americans to do the work.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 3:03:36 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Regulator

So true, her loyalty is to the leftist agenda.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 3:03:47 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Pelosi said, adding that illegal aliens want to be “relieved of deportation.”

Ooh! Ooh! I know how they can do that!
13 posted on 05/14/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jazusamo
Lucky for pelosi, it already exists. Here is a link to the lawfully enacted, all ready to use pathway to citizenship™
14 posted on 05/14/2014 3:05:36 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sicon

No one objects to LEGAL immigration. My mother came here in 1956 LEGALLY!
What would lead me to believe that those who broke the law would straighten up and obey ‘new’ laws? I cannot logically conclude they would.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 3:06:15 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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16 posted on 05/14/2014 3:06:22 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Bump.

That’s short, concise and easy to understand.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The only goddamned immigration problem we have is that no one in the GOP in DC has the nerve to enforce current laws designed to make the crooks self deport.

The pro illegal alien crowd is nothing more than a bunch of communist fronts allied with big business designed to screw the middle class from both sides.

Hell no, time to fight the communists and the blue bloods in the streets.

Degenerate little twerp Marco Rubio (who never held a real job in his life) and his minions in the RNC want to legalize 11 million criminal aliens and import another 20 million on top of that, further depressing the stagnant wages of the middle class that are being further eroded by higher taxes and the unprecedented grand theft of disposable income if you actually use your medical insurance to go to the Hospital.

All in the name of his ethnicity and his allegiance to the blue bloods and country clubbers who he sees as his ticket to more power.

Sociopaths like Rubio and that degenerate SCUMBAG REINCE PRIEBUS (who should have RESIGNED after losing to the communists) make me want to vomit.

Seek mental help RNC , or join the communist party USA, they have the same position on illegal immigration as you do.REPEAL Ted Kennedys Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

We need PATRIOTS in DC willing to fight the unholy alliance of communists and corporatism trying to boost immigration to further their interests.

Jeff Sessions makes common sense statements about immigration, and isn’t a liar like Rubio and Boehner and all of the rest of the country clubbers trying to sell us down the river

We don’t need new immigrants or to give amnesty in any form to the illegal ones already here.

There are millions of Americans out of work, anyone pushing immigration reform is an enemy of the common American citizen


18 posted on 05/14/2014 3:08:46 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: jazusamo; All

Hmmmm ..?? I recall Rush Limbaugh predicting this already.

But, Rush thought it would be Chucky Schumer who would be whining on the Senate floor crying out the terrible result of amnesty .. the people still couldn’t vote.

ALL THE DEMS WANT IS VOTES .. THEY DON’T GIVE A SINGLE RIP FOR THE HISPANIC PEOPLE.

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT .. YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 3:09:26 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: jazusamo

huh?

That doesn’t make any sense


20 posted on 05/14/2014 3:09:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Spot ON~!

I am so sick of seeing this attitude about our sovereign nation. Sickening that the left feels we OWE these people citizenship in OUR country when they break our laws, disregard the rules and then demand freebies, which some are handing out for sure.

And stay out da Bushes, too. Amnesty this! NO WAY.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 3:13:44 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: jazusamo


22 posted on 05/14/2014 3:14:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GeronL

You’re right, very little to nothing that comes from Pelosi makes sense.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 3:15:39 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Be careful what concessions you make. Upping the legal immigration would be very devastating to our nation at a time when we’re already flooded with new arrivals.

We actually need a moratorium on new arrivals, on the order of twenty to thirty years.

We are in desperate need of assimilation. Until we have it, no more.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 3:21:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: jazusamo
(title) :"Pelosi on Illegals: 'We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship'.."

Pelousey : who vetted OBama
Pelousey : who vetted OBamCare "
Need I say anymore about amnesty ... ?

25 posted on 05/14/2014 3:23:49 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: jazusamo
Prohibit the path to citizenship for illegal aliens and open it to legal immigrants.

Deport illegal aliens with no path to citizenship. Pelosi has a point. You can't legalize the status of the lawbreakers and then assign them second class citizenship. The Stupid Party thinks they can legalize the lawbreakers and then delay or prevent citizenship, which is just the cherry on top. The Democrats will destroy them like Pelosi indicates. And the courts will support them.

Legal immigrants already have a path to citizenship, by law.

26 posted on 05/14/2014 3:25:00 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jazusamo

We need to have a path from welfare and criminality to rat voting


27 posted on 05/14/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: expat2

The line starts in their home countries.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 3:26:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jazusamo

We absolutely can and we absolutely should.

You POS.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 3:29:00 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: jazusamo

There is a path. The path is the widest path on earth. Some choose not to follow it. They should not be rewarded in any way.

Subversive trash like botox-brain Pelosi, John Boehner, The Squatter, and many other members of the ruling Uniparty live in an echo-chamber where all they hear are the lies they tell each other. These people are craven treasonous trash.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 3:30:11 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
As a Party” because without the Illegal vote, Dems will not continue to be able to steal elections.

Au contraire. Legal immigration is making the Dems the permanent majority party. Every year we bring in 1.1 million legal, permanent immigrants, 87% of whom are minorities. Immigrants and minorities vote two to one for the Dems. Every year we bring in hundreds of thousands of future Dem voters.

Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012


31 posted on 05/14/2014 3:37:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

32 posted on 05/14/2014 3:39:53 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jazusamo

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: jazusamo

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: jazusamo
It has become a pattern with this administration to create or exacerbate a problem in order to force the legislature what they want.

Fast and furious was a plan to create so much havoc that the public would put pressure on their representatives to take the public's weapons away.

The president is releasing 37,000 violent illegal aliens from custody to put pressure on legislators to agree to a so called comprehensive plan.

Pelosi and her party have no principles or direction other than to loot the treasury and defeat the republicans. They don't seem to realize that they and their families are going to have to live in this country like the rest of us.

35 posted on 05/14/2014 3:48:27 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: kabar

If the Treason party and RINOs pass immigration “reform”, Republicans will never win another election.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: jazusamo
I wonder when - or if - all these illegals will be required to take a physical exam at their own cost.

It is mandatory if one wants to live and work in this country legally.

37 posted on 05/14/2014 3:54:40 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Republicans will never win another election. "

They will lose on both a structural and philosophical basis. Double whammy.

38 posted on 05/14/2014 3:54:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Churchillspirit

their own cost? surely, you jest.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: oldbrowser
The president is releasing 37,000 violent illegal aliens from custody to put pressure on legislators to agree to a so called comprehensive plan.

What kind of insane world do we live in where this would encourage anyone to go for amnesty??

40 posted on 05/14/2014 4:01:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo
Pelosi on Illegals: 'We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship'

IOW San Fran Nan is saying that we are NOT a sovereign nation. (Agenda 21 anyone?)

41 posted on 05/14/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kabar

Yes, that’s one of the hoops the folks from other countries have to jump through.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 4:12:58 PM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

Allowing the lawbreakers to stay and work here puts them at the head of the line.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 4:27:41 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GeronL
Right.

Who says crime does not pay?

44 posted on 05/14/2014 4:33:59 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: CyberAnt

You are correct, the Democrats need to import voters in order to remain in power. They are doing it through both legal and illegal immigration. Their problem is that legal immigrants become Conservative at a faster rate than do illegal immigrants. And those pesky Conservatives with their voter ID laws are putting their scheme at risk. This is about demographics and the role of voter fraud in providing the short term solution. Long term, amnesty gives the Democrats what they want.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 4:41:06 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: jazusamo
Nan, if a criminal invade your home, are you going to call the police or would you feed, clothe and let him sleep in your house?

Illegals are criminals.

46 posted on 05/14/2014 4:42:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: kabar

Very informative charts. Thank you. But, remember: immigrants do not necessarily remain Democrats. They are much like the mushy headed college graduate, a clueless liberal who becomes a Conservative after exposure to the real world. The Democrats understand this, so their fix is the illegal immigrant who can flood the polls with Democrat votes. No matter that they are not eligible to vote, motor voter has accounted for that. Amnesty will fix it for them long term.

2d Generation immigrants won’t fall in line with the Democrat scheme, but if they can seize power for just a generation, it won’t matter.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 4:46:07 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: jazusamo
Wanna bet,Mrs Botox? Even the NYT says we're very likely to take the Senate in November.
48 posted on 05/14/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

half of the second party also want amnesty


49 posted on 05/14/2014 4:48:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

What the hell is the ditz talking about? It’s OUR country. We can prohibit anything we want. Even the importation of freeloading commie ‘RAT voters.


50 posted on 05/14/2014 4:55:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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