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Immigration reform hopes fade
thehill.com ^ | 7/12/14 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 07/12/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT by cotton1706

Immigration reform has fizzled as an issue for Democrats, who are barely mentioning it on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014.

Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, will have little impact on the battle for control of the Senate, with the possible exception of Sen. Mark Udall’s (D) race in Colorado.

White working-class voters will play a more important role in the midterm election compared to the 2012 presidential election. They are not energized by immigration reform. Instead, they are concerned about downward pressure on wages, which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has linked to higher immigration levels. Coincidently, President Obama’s support among white voters without college degrees has steadily eroded.

Democratic strategists admit their party’s record on immigration reform will do little to help candidates this year, although they predict it could be a potent weapon in the 2016 presidential election.

“In light of turnout models it’s probably not as strong an issue as it would be in presidential years,” said Steve Jarding, a Democratic strategist and former advisor to several senators from conservative leaning states such as former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.).

“I still think Democrats have fumbled this issue because they allow the issue to be played on Republican terms,” he said. “Republicans are trying to suggest immigration is the reason wages are suppressed and it’s a racial issue. I don’t like it. That’s what they’re doing cynically. They’re saying when you get immigration, you suppress the wages of non-immigrants, i.e. white people.”

He said Democrats need to “put everybody in the same boat” and steer the debate away from race.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration
All the pressure that they brought to bear last year and this year didn't work.

And the Establishments of both parties are PISSED!!

1 posted on 07/12/2014 5:16:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

It’s not REFORM, it’s AMNESTY. Nobody tells the truth in DC.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 5:19:01 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cotton1706
let them be pissed & defeated in Nov.

3 posted on 07/12/2014 5:19:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: cotton1706

Actually its working as planned. The border is still wide open and illegals are still coming.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 5:25:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

immigration reform,why just show up at the border, turn yourself in and within few hours or days carry on with your trip.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 5:31:45 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: cotton1706; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

No I would say AMNESTY is alive and well and in Cinemascope colors..


6 posted on 07/12/2014 5:33:12 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706
He said Democrats need to “put everybody in the same boat” and steer the debate away from race.

LOL!!! That's like saying Bill Clinton needs to steer the conversation away from sex, or Obama needs to steer the conversation away from himself.

The Democrat Party IS the party of race! Their entire focus is a racial and gender-based spoils system. The Democrats could no more ignore race than Eric Holder could stop lying. It's not in them...

7 posted on 07/12/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: cotton1706

8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:38:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Moonman62

Any politician, pundit, or citizen who is not for enforcement of current law and building, keeping and maintaining border control infrastructure (e.g., fences) supports AMNESTY.

It does not matter what code word they use for it - it is still amnesty and allowing criminal illegals here to remain here legally.

The ‘system’ is not broken. You cannot call something broken simply because you choose not to use it.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 5:38:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tennessee Nana

We get so tied up in stopping amnesty that we never stop the flow and our government has been playing this game for decades.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 5:39:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

With success like this, there is no need for a new law to be ignored.

11 posted on 07/12/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: cotton1706

Amnesty isnt the issue now.

It’s whether or not there will be revolution or civil war on the border.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 5:42:57 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Tennessee Nana
Democrats barely mention immigration reform on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014.

Oh, please, you frickin' Dummycrats----dont pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

Dummycrats are zipping up b/c they cannot afford another lock-stepping issue. Dum-dums are still smarting from marching smartly---heels clicking-- behind der leader on Obamacare---which turned out to be a blunder of Ceausescuian proportions.

There's the usual looney-tune suckups like Pelosi and dat airhead lollipop licker from Texas----and ambitious Guttierez who has plans for himself w/ the engorged latino vote.

Will Dummies vocally support the invasion?

Nah.

13 posted on 07/12/2014 5:43:44 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Travis McGee

We know and understand that, but the idiots, a/k/a Obama voters and worshipers don’t. To wit: Self hating Whites [members of the main stream media and academia] union members and workers, Blacks, and Jews. They also do not know or care that he is now, at this moment, implementing the mechanism to replace and eliminate them, namely illegals from South and Central America and muslims from Africa.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 5:49:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: cotton1706

15 posted on 07/12/2014 5:54:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bert

16 posted on 07/12/2014 5:55:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bert

Kids my ass. We need to break that false narrative. We’ve even got longtime FReepers shedding tears over the plight of the children.

These invaders are overwhelmingly teenagers and adults.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 5:58:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706
Democrat ‘immigration’ reform: open the border - let ‘em all in...

Republican ‘immigration’ reform: secure the borders - follow the law...

18 posted on 07/12/2014 5:59:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: Travis McGee
How can that picture not tug at hour heartstrings.

Those poor, wretched, malnourished, frightened children.

19 posted on 07/12/2014 6:09:35 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
Poor little fella just needs a chance.

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20 posted on 07/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s not Seperation of Church and State when Obama does it.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 6:12:23 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cotton1706

“He said Democrats need to “put everybody in the same boat” and steer the debate away from race.”

Ha, that’s a good one. The Dims can’t steer any issue away from race—it’s not in their DNA.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 6:26:29 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

SECURE the BORDER !!!


23 posted on 07/12/2014 6:29:23 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: ‘Where Can I Get Asylum?’

by Tony Lee 11 Jul 2014 1612 post a comment

As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid.

On Friday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America.

“I’m living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There’s so much crime,” she said. “I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can’t let my daughter ride her bicycle outside – I can’t do anything, Laura! I’m trapped here.”

Elaine told Ingraham that she listens to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Obama and feels that “nobody is saying a word” while spending billions of dollars taking care of foreigners who are unlawfully in the country.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/11/Black-American-from-Baltimore-Where-Can-I-Get-Asylum


24 posted on 07/12/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cotton1706

Democrat immigration reform has by-passed the congress and is enacted see border.
Yes change is happening no matter if you like it or not they must be stopped asap.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 6:30:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: VRWC For Truth
Its the only conversation we should have. Do that and we can talk about reform sometime in the future.

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26 posted on 07/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

The most pressing immigration reform we need is to return Border Agents to their jobs of GUARDING THE BORDER instead of changing dirty diapers and running a delivery/escort service for Obama’s latest wave of illegal aliens.

Remember when Obama said he would take unilateral action on immigration?

Pulling the Border Guards off the border is just his first step.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 6:35:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: cotton1706
“Republicans are trying to suggest immigration is the reason wages are suppressed and it’s a racial issue. I don’t like it. That’s what they’re doing cynically. They’re saying when you get immigration, you suppress the wages of non-immigrants, i.e. white people.”

Balderdash! We just want the border protected and laws to be enforced. It's Jesse Jackson who's claiming the illegals will depress wages - only he's not talking about white people, he's talking about blacks.

28 posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:38 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: cotton1706

There are plenty of non-immigrant, non-white, non-hispanic people in this country, about 15% of the population. And it is they who are most harmed by untrammelled immigration of low-skilled workers.

But you know, it’s really like NEITHER party gives a fig for ANY working class or middle class AMERICAN CITIZENS.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 6:50:12 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: cripplecreek
The set-up is tighter border security is never implemented unless "comprehensive immigration reform" is passed. Then only the amnesty part of the reform ever happens. This is intentional to keep the illegal labor flow going strong.

The corruption that led President Eisenhower to implement Operation Wetback in 1954 ended up metastasizing and here we are 60 years later.

30 posted on 07/12/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: cotton1706

And just before the elections in November, when the pandemics triggered by the illegal alien vectors who are now being distributed throughout the nation occurs, the Soccer Moms are going to be so pleased with Obama and his pet RATS!


31 posted on 07/12/2014 7:01:19 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Menehune56
We shouldn't even discuss amnesty or reform till there is demonstrable border security and immigration enforcement for a decade.

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32 posted on 07/12/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

The call has come for help.

July 10 in TEXAS
To every AMERICAN Patriot in the United States of America.
Here are 2 Men I have recorded Asking, pleading, for your help.
We have a crisis at our border. We are being invaded.
Currently we are at 120thousand illegals since Jan. 2014.
Our economy is going to collapse. A pandemic is possible.
So many possibilites could happen. Meanwhile you sit and play video games and watch television loosing brain cells.
WAKE UP AMERICA !! Listen to each of these men.
HELP THEM!!!!
If your able bodied please come help.
Recorded 7-10-2014 Barbie
http://www.patriotsinformationhotline.com/files/commanderdaviswakeup.mp3

You can find specific information of how to help at their website


33 posted on 07/12/2014 7:21:27 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: cripplecreek

Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder
Katie Pavlich | Jul 08, 2014

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/07/08/exclusive-unaccompanied-minors-admit-to-being-ms13-gang-members-engaging-in-torture-and-murder-n1859822


34 posted on 07/12/2014 7:27:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Moonman62
We have reform, SEND IN THE CHILDREN claim it is inhumane to turn them back and then send for thier parents to take care of them
35 posted on 07/12/2014 8:31:47 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: cotton1706

Well Cloward and Piven is alive and well at the border. I guess the Dems figure get as many as possible in the country and then try to get the amnesty.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 8:38:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706
Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nation’s immigration laws,

Yeah, I'll ask Sandra our 5th generation Hispanic neighbor what she wants done. Last I heard, she wants current laws enforced and deport every illegal immigrant now.

37 posted on 07/12/2014 8:53:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: cotton1706
I'm all for Immigration Reform:

-Build a wall on the Mexican border, from San Diego to East Texas. Place a Company of troops every 1000 feet. Machine guns, landmines, sensors to check for underground tunnels.

-Round up every illegal alien invader, and their children, and send them back to whatever country they came from.

-Stiff fines and jail terms for any employer who uses illegal alien invaders for the company.

-Start looking at Europeans who are wanting to flee Secularized and Islamicized Europe. Hispanics are welcome to emigrate to America as well....just do it for the right reasons and play by the rules.

38 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:51 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: cotton1706
They’re saying when you get immigration, you suppress the wages of non-immigrants, i.e. white people.”

After all, there have been no black, Asian or Hispanic native-born people in this country ever. /sarc

39 posted on 07/12/2014 7:27:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (They're not illegals, they're crimmigrants!)
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