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Congress Open to Passing Bill on Immigration (Citizenship for 20 million illegals!)
The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 12/04/2006 6:58:29 AM PST by kellynla

Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill. While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; bushamnesty; bushbash; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; invasionusa
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To: kellynla
Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country actually become citizens.
51 posted on 12/04/2006 7:52:20 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: spectre

"George Bush is playing right into the hands of the Dems and their amnesty plan."

Makes you wonder what party he really belongs to.


52 posted on 12/04/2006 7:53:23 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: kellynla
Democrats in both chambers say they will start with some form of legislation first drafted by Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat

Does it include $50 / hour lettuce picking jobs for American workers?

53 posted on 12/04/2006 7:53:59 AM PST by A. Pole (Dzerzhinsky: There are no innocent people.There are only such who weren't examined in the proper way)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
Makes me wonder a lot of things...

sw

54 posted on 12/04/2006 7:55:34 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: lasereye
This is not an amnesty bill.

Only if you are in Rio Linda.
55 posted on 12/04/2006 7:55:54 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: COEXERJ145
"Hey, but the border bots showed the GOP by staying home. Now of course they're going to squeal the loudest and blame the GOP some more."

You have something to support this ludicrous contention, Einstein?
56 posted on 12/04/2006 7:56:05 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: kellynla
They could all come in and immediately goes on SSI. They don't have US birth certificates, so they could all say they were 65.
57 posted on 12/04/2006 7:56:12 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Southaven Mississippi Freeper)
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To: kellynla

And el Presidente Arbusto will sign it, too.
The Barbarian invasions continue and they're winning.


58 posted on 12/04/2006 7:57:34 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: kellynla

"Immigration Reform"?

If the left was against this it would be "racist oppression".


59 posted on 12/04/2006 7:59:05 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: hellinahandcart

This is the article I was talking about.


60 posted on 12/04/2006 7:59:15 AM PST by sauropod ("Come have some pie with me.")
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To: lasereye

If conservatives had realized that his guest worker program would have screened out everyone who did not have a job and an employer willing to vouch for them this number would be about 20% of what is given here. All that shamnesty stuff gives us lots more welfare recipients etc. You should learn that politics is the art of the possible not of temper tantrums and thumping your chest asserting "we are the base".


61 posted on 12/04/2006 7:59:51 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

If ever such a thing should come to pass, Heaven forbid, I would hope that the "seceeding" states would be sure to make sure that THEY retain the label of United States of America and maintain the same Constitution.

Once the restraining influence of those states is removed, the "rump" would quickly spiral out of control, and would likely move into direct rebellion against that supreme law of the land, thus justifying the decision to seperate.

Personally, I pray this never happens.



62 posted on 12/04/2006 8:00:12 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

The question really is when is it going to happen and what issue is going to force the split/fight. This is one of the reasons why I'm not very optimistic about the future. Everyone sees the divisions and everyone realizes on some level that these divisions aren't going to be healed by "talking to each other".


63 posted on 12/04/2006 8:00:57 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: COEXERJ145

Didn't stay home, but I'm going to keep blaming them, yes. While the Democrats were the main supporters for Shamnesty, the President's support for it, along with 'Pubbie Congressional Leadership (esp. in the Senate) dumped this steaming pile square in the 'Pubbies lap. It IS their fault.
Maybe if they showed some spine on the issue we might have retained some more seats... But 'Pubbie Congresscirtters have their spines removed operations at Bethesda shortly after they're elected.


64 posted on 12/04/2006 8:02:28 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: Prokopton

LOL, diddee hit a nerve there? XD


65 posted on 12/04/2006 8:03:41 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: ClaireSolt

Twenty years from now, people will wonder why we didn't listen to him.


66 posted on 12/04/2006 8:04:47 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: CCGuy

"If they try this we the LEGAL law abiding citizens of this country are going to have to raise absolute hell in the public forum." Oh but the democRATS response will be: Buscamos igualdad para todas los habitantes de este país. (Can't read the Spanish sounds like you need to get with the program and learn the new language of America.)


67 posted on 12/04/2006 8:05:31 AM PST by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: lasereye

I don't believe they have enough of a majority to do what this article claims. What I *do* believe they have is the majority necessary to pass the senate bill from last year.


68 posted on 12/04/2006 8:06:20 AM PST by ichabod1 (After the attacks of 9/11, profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan.)
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To: kellynla

As soon as they're Americans, they'll stop doing the jobs American won't do, right?


69 posted on 12/04/2006 8:08:25 AM PST by DManA
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To: Constantine XIII
"LOL, diddee hit a nerve there? XD"



Unsupported mouth froth is fit for nothing except a spittoon.
70 posted on 12/04/2006 8:08:43 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: COEXERJ145

Yup. You've got it. Enjoy your minorty party.


71 posted on 12/04/2006 8:09:24 AM PST by DManA
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To: TomGuy
Yep...that 'New World Order' thing has him by the nads along with other highly prominent world political and business leaders.

Basically, corporate and government sponsored elitist oligarchies to 'manage' the world.

72 posted on 12/04/2006 8:09:33 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: kellynla

If we don't stop this... it's over... kaput... lights out.


73 posted on 12/04/2006 8:10:27 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: kellynla

74 posted on 12/04/2006 8:12:37 AM PST by Gritty (Amnesty will change us from being a neighbor of Latin America to becoming a part of it-Diana West)
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To: ClaireSolt

http://www.rnha.org/ImmigrationReformNow/hagel%20martinez%20amendment.htm

This is the senate bill that Bush said he would get behind.
It is not amnesty for all, but it comes close.


75 posted on 12/04/2006 8:13:27 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: DManA
"As soon as they're Americans, they'll stop doing the jobs American won't do, right?"

Right! Then we have another wave of illegals to replace them..

sw

76 posted on 12/04/2006 8:13:30 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Sacajaweau
"The Dems wanted total Citizenship and VOTING rights for all illegals."

So does GWB with his "pathway to citizenship".

Being stupid isn't limited to the Democrats
77 posted on 12/04/2006 8:15:05 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: spectre
That's what we learned last time we did this. Big media has a very selective memory.

Then we have another wave of illegals to replace them..

78 posted on 12/04/2006 8:15:16 AM PST by DManA
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To: COEXERJ145

"Now of course they're going to squeal the loudest and blame the GOP some more."

Why not?

GWB will sign it into law.


79 posted on 12/04/2006 8:16:04 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: spectre

oh ya, w're gnna have a tsunami of illegals that makes what has come up to now look mild. I'm sure its started. Gotta get here in time for l'amnestia.


80 posted on 12/04/2006 8:16:15 AM PST by ichabod1 (After the attacks of 9/11, profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan.)
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To: antisocial

The guest worker proposal was a lot more limited, but R's wouldn't get behind it. Please see the folly of that.


81 posted on 12/04/2006 8:17:41 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

"If conservatives had realized that his guest worker program would have ...............bla, bla, bla"


It would have done nothing to stop the inflow of illegals.


82 posted on 12/04/2006 8:18:28 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Mo1
All those freepers out there complaining that too many of us were twisting their arms to vote, even if they had to vote for a RINO, last month still don't get it; many are already saying if someone like Haley Barbour doesn't run they will sit out 2008.

All I can figure is these people are too young to remember when the dems were last in charge of congress or 1991 when a lot of "us" jumped ship.

83 posted on 12/04/2006 8:19:06 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ichabod1
It's the truth.

sw

84 posted on 12/04/2006 8:20:03 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: TomGuy

This goes beyond amnesty. Amnesty doesn't involve automatic citizenship. You're now in inane response mode.


85 posted on 12/04/2006 8:20:26 AM PST by lasereye
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To: kellynla

President will sign it into law as soon as it is passed. Thanks President for destroying our America.


86 posted on 12/04/2006 8:20:50 AM PST by devane617 (It's McCain and a Rat -- Now what?)
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To: piceapungens

"President Bush will be the biggest cheerleader out there for this."

What do you mean, WILL BE? We wouldn't be in this situation if it hadn't been for him. Just couldn't shut up about shamnesty,,,, wouldn't protect this country by securing our borders, without shamnesty,,,,, divided the party over shamnesty, lost majority because of shamnesty.

If, IN SPITE OF WHAT BUSH WANTS, the American people, every single one of us, not just the minutemen, not just the AFR, and not just the small grassroots groups, but ALL of us, if we don't organize and take to the streets as the illegals and their supporters did to make OUR demands heard, we deserve what we get.

Does anyone know of any plans to do this? Dang it, if their voices can be heard and resulted in S2611, why can't ours?


87 posted on 12/04/2006 8:20:52 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Hunter/Tancredo '08 'ILLEGAL ALIEN' .....is NOT a RACE)
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To: taxed2death

That is not the subject. It would not have paid off the national debt, either.


88 posted on 12/04/2006 8:22:17 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ichabod1
I don't believe they have enough of a majority to do what this article claims. What I *do* believe they have is the majority necessary to pass the senate bill from last year.

You may be right about that. Which is exactly why allowing the Dems to take control of the house will now have the exact opposite result of what the idiots who wanted to "teach the GOP a lesson" wanted. They can't differentiate between Bush and congress. The bill was bottled up in the house before.

89 posted on 12/04/2006 8:24:55 AM PST by lasereye
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To: Arizona Carolyn

What I remember is the hope I had when the Republicans came into power in 94. Bitter memory now.


90 posted on 12/04/2006 8:25:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: Arizona Carolyn
they will sit out 2008

Yea well .. then the dems will be issuing them all one of these


91 posted on 12/04/2006 8:25:09 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: kellynla

Well, it was a nice experiment in individualism and small-government while it lasted. We proved that it works and is a path to success. Maybe some other nation will give it a try someday. Until then, maybe my future generations should find a nice Carribean Island somewhere.


92 posted on 12/04/2006 8:25:59 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Kimberly GG

baaa


93 posted on 12/04/2006 8:28:08 AM PST by ichabod1 (After the attacks of 9/11, profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

I think we will see it sooner than we think


94 posted on 12/04/2006 8:28:11 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Teacher317
Political success to. That's what's so frustrating about the lefty Republicans in '06. We proved that it works and is a path to success.
95 posted on 12/04/2006 8:28:20 AM PST by DManA
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To: kellynla

I wonder why they even bother? Just do nothing, instead of making it worse. Once they get legal, they will just demand what most Americans get for pay. They aren't going to work for illegal pay anymore. You know, they do jobs we won't. What makes anyone think when they are legal they will?


96 posted on 12/04/2006 8:29:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: Kimberly GG
Well said, Kimberly.

But who will lead us?

sw

97 posted on 12/04/2006 8:29:48 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Teacher317

And the sad part about it all is that other than Dick Cheney, I don't see any Republican on the horizon to vote for POTUS in 2008. And he has repeatedly said "I'm not running."


98 posted on 12/04/2006 8:31:09 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi)
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To: kellynla

Well hell, let's put up a BIG Welcome sign on the border too!

Never mind, I guess this bill will do just that......


99 posted on 12/04/2006 8:38:00 AM PST by Jeffrey_D. (Seek first to understand, then to be understood)
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To: kellynla

It looks like Sam Brownback is gearing up for a run. I think there's a good chance he could get it since McCain/Giuliani would split the moderate-liberal vote. But he'll need $.


100 posted on 12/04/2006 8:40:06 AM PST by lasereye
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