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Graham: border problem is humanitarian, not immigration
heraldonline.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Clark Brooks

Posted on 07/08/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT by cotton1706

Tens of thousands of people flocking to the U.S. border from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have stirred anger into the boiling immigration debate, but U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the crisis confronting federal, state and local governments is not an immigration issue.

“It’s a humanitarian problem, but it’s apart from immigration reform. This is a specific problem created by an impression that if you get to America, you can stay,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“We’ve got to turn that impression around, send these children back to their homelands, tell the countries in question if you don’t keep them and take care of them, we’re going to cut all aid,” said Graham, a Republican from Seneca.

Nevertheless, the growing wave of humanity, including more than 52,000 unaccompanied children detained since October, has ignited protests against undocumented immigrants, including one in Murrieta, Calif., that blocked buses bound for a Border Patrol processing center. The buses carried women and children who had been flown to California from the overwhelmed border state of Texas.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borders; elections; grahamnesty
“It’s a humanitarian problem, but it’s apart from immigration reform. This is a specific problem created by an impression that if you get to America, you can stay,”

What a disingenuous prick!! Golly gee, Lindsey, why do they think they'd be allowed to stay?? Maybe the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006" or the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007" or the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2013" all of which you voted for?? Maybe it's the Secure Fence Act that was defunded and gutted so the flow wouldn't stop, or the "virtual fence" that never happened. Or your speech before La Raza calling for the "bigots to shut up"??

Maybe they think they can stay because politician after politician, on Sunday show after Sunday show, continually say that "we can't just deport 11 million people, we must provide them with "a pathway to citizenship" or a "pathway to legalization"

Arrogant, lying prick!! This man needs to be removed from power one way or the other!

1 posted on 07/08/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I can’t wait to vote you out in November, even if I must vote Democrat for the first time in 42 years.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT by lula (Shine the light of truth Lord, confound the deceiver I pray...AMEN!)
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To: lula

Boy I wish I could be down there to help you! I’m hoping Ravenel gets a plurality or the democrat wins.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

So I assume he’s willing to bet his life on the premise that none of them will stay illegally, and that not one of them will ever illegally vote Democrat in an election?.........[crickets]


4 posted on 07/08/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cotton1706

The EXEMPT: "You can trust us."



5 posted on 07/08/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey we already know it has nothing to do with immigration..

and there’s nothing humane about committing crimes against America and her citizens...


6 posted on 07/08/2014 11:49:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

Here we go...

Who didn’t see this coming - especially from Linda :-/


7 posted on 07/08/2014 11:50:24 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: lula

It is better to have a known enemy at your front than a traitor at your back.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 11:54:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706
“It’s a humanitarian problem...

Hmmm...a fresh coat of lipstick for the illegal immigration pig.

9 posted on 07/08/2014 12:03:22 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: cotton1706

The same despots who own little bath house barry own Pansey Graham. Graham’s obsequious service is exposed as the lie it is because the current regime began planning for the ‘escort service’ for these diseased invaders back in January! The regime had coordinated the invasion via their drug cartel friends! Graham needs to be removed so he can no longer enable the evil that is aborting America.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: cotton1706

Sure didn’t take this guy long to accept his marching orders from the U.N.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: cotton1706
Bus a few loads to South Carolina and let his constituents teach him the meaning of humanitarian.
12 posted on 07/08/2014 12:08:25 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lula

Isn’t there an Independent on the ticket?


13 posted on 07/08/2014 12:20:46 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: cotton1706

Who created that impression, Linseed?
You, Obama and all your other Democrat friends did, that’s who.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 12:36:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cotton1706

Who created that impression, Linseed?
You, Obama and all your other Democrat friends did, that’s who.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cotton1706

Who created that impression, Linseed?
You, Obama and all your other Democrat friends did, that’s who.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cotton1706

How does Pelosi do it? Her puppet Lindsey speaks and her mouth never moves.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 1:02:01 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cotton1706
Ravenel has his bumps and bruises, but I'll be voting for him in November
18 posted on 07/08/2014 1:02:22 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: cotton1706

FU Grahamnesty, you worthless DemocRat.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706
It’s a humanitarian problem...We’ve got to...send these children back to their homelands.

What a contradiction in terms!

Worse, he hasn't the guts to admit it is a political problem constructed by obama and D.C. politicians, for which he has some responsibility.

20 posted on 07/08/2014 1:20:23 PM PDT by frog in a pot (We are all in the same pot.)
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To: Diogenesis

Yes, Diogenesis, we are having to pull this great lady out the Obama muck and mire......I truly have a sic feeling in my stomach.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Bullfrogg

No, the border problem is not humanitarian. A humanitarian issue would be solved by sending aid workers into the home countries, importing the problems of the third world into our country.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 1:47:48 PM PDT by Eva
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