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Schumer and Graham set to introduce immigration reform bill in Senate ("Si se puede")
Irish Central / WGN-TV 9 / WGN-AM 720 / The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2010-04-10

Posted on 04/10/2010 1:49:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, are believed to be on the cusp of introducing a new bill in the Senate on Comprehensive immigration reform.

The Schumer/Graham initiative combines enforcement with earned legal status for immigrants who are out of status or came in illegally.

Washington sources say they are ready to introduce the bill "any day now."

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


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From The Chicago Tribune and other Chicago, Ill. news sources:

Immigration advocates push reform legislation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., vowed to push for national immigration reform at the boisterous West Side rally that drew an estimated 1,200 activists, union workers, religious leaders and families. They waved placards and chanted, "Si se puede," or "Yes, we can," a slogan borrowed from President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

"It is time to say to our government -- stop dividing our families," Durbin told the crowd, saying that his mother arrived in the United States at age 2 as a Lithuanian immigrant. "It is time to say to the voices of hate -- stop dividing America."

Obama, who has said he hopes to tackle immigration reform by year's end, has called Republican support necessary to enact changes. A Democrat-sponsored House bill would offer a path to legal status for the estimated 10.6 million people in the country illegally. Plans for a similar Senate bill have the stated support of just one Republican -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with some Republicans indicating they might filibuster to prevent passge.

Hope and change is here...brought to you by McCain and his fawning lapdog Grahamnesty!


1 posted on 04/10/2010 1:49:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

Grahamnesty ping!


2 posted on 04/10/2010 1:50:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

No recall in the Palmetto state I assume?


3 posted on 04/10/2010 1:50:50 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I cannot describe the rage I feel towards these two.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pure treason.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 1:52:36 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Socialism is for people who've given up.)
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To: raybbr

Can Graham be recalled? If so, the effort needs to be started now.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 1:52:49 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: rabscuttle385

I think Ted Kennedy told us in 1986 that we’d never do this again. If true, there is no way we should pass this bill. In the memory of Ted Kennedy of course.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 1:52:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gotta hand it to Schumer. He is clueless when it comes to reading the mood of the public.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 1:53:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Define “public” please


9 posted on 04/10/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wonder what Sen Gramnesty is up to?

Just stealing the jobs Americans used to have — I bet that will be a really big seller with the American people.


10 posted on 04/10/2010 1:54:21 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: rabscuttle385
So, the challenge to these Mexicans is going to be the best way to sneak in....

Great....the "pimps" who sneak them in will be asking for a raise...

Doesn't OUR government know this works yet????

11 posted on 04/10/2010 1:54:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sybeck1
There's no "recall" in the United States constitution ~ you can't recall any Senator or Representative before the end of their term.

Now, for the issue, Graham wants to help out growers in his state who need cheap seasonal workers from the Caribbean.

So what does Chucky Schumer want?

His interest has got to be no wider than the cheeks on his below market rate bedwarmers, or his friendsin the suburbs who hire lots of grass and hedge cutters for their estates.

12 posted on 04/10/2010 1:55:12 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: rabscuttle385

Grahamnesty working hard for the democrat party.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 1:55:23 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385; All

Thanks for the picture of Lindsey and Franken. I KNEW these two were bedfellows - literally. Lindsey has got to be removed. He is an embarassment to the GOP and to Carolina.

http://www.TableOfWisdom.com


14 posted on 04/10/2010 1:55:24 PM PDT by publius321
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To: Kenny

US officeholders — congressmen and senators — cannot be recalled, although there is a test case in New Jersey that may decide it definitively.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT by Publius (The prudent man sees the evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.)
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To: rabscuttle385

what jackals!


16 posted on 04/10/2010 1:55:49 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: raybbr

If healthcare produced a handful of rock throwing at politicians office windows incidents, illegal immigration amnesty will produce worst violence. Twenty percent underemployment in US and the federal government wants to add more people to compete for scarce jobs. My sense on the street is there will be violence directed against the Dems and politicians.


17 posted on 04/10/2010 1:56:01 PM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Brilliant
Gotta hand it to Schumer. He is clueless when it comes to reading the mood of the public.

Unfortunately in my home state, this earns him major brownie points.

18 posted on 04/10/2010 1:57:05 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why in God’s name is Lindsey Graham doing this when republicans may have the majority in a few months, certainly democrats will be weakened.

He insists on being the traitor who gives away citizenship to illegals without controlling the border.

The American people overwhelmingly oppose this and this idiot will give the democrats cover to do it. Just incredible.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: rabscuttle385

If they pull this one off the Republic is lost and the once great USA becomes a footnote in history.


20 posted on 04/10/2010 1:59:17 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Note how they overstate the uninsured and vastly understate the illegal immigrants.

10.6 million my ass.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 1:59:33 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

These clowns are going to instigate another Civil War in this country. Calling the Tea Parties racist for opposing this ain’t going to work.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: rabscuttle385

Unemployment at 10% and the Democrats plus Graham want to add 10,000,000 people to the job competition.


23 posted on 04/10/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: rabscuttle385

you’ll quickly find 6-10 dems in the Senate to their right


24 posted on 04/10/2010 2:00:10 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Williams

This is why everyone has to forget republican vs democrat & start thinking conservative vs “progressive”. Whether they have an R or D after their name is becoming immaterial.


25 posted on 04/10/2010 2:02:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rabscuttle385; SwinneySwitch; happygrl; La Lydia; stephenjohnbanker; pissant; Envisioning; ...
Now remember kiddies, it's NOT AMNESTY, it's 'legalization'... so it's just dandy! Same result...20 million democrat voting foreigners get to stay...but it's NOT amnesty.

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* May 29, 2003 interview: McCain: “Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes here and are not citizens.“

* Dec. 15, 2000 press release: McCain: ”I support the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA). Negotiations between the White House and the leadership, which endorsed more limited immigration reform, have resulted in a compromise.... this bill makes meaningful but insufficient progress on amnesty for those wrongly denied it.“

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2490525/posts?page=5#5

26 posted on 04/10/2010 2:02:46 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: JohnLongIsland

You can’t fix everything. Let Schumer be Schumer. If that’s what the people want, then that’s what they’ll get. But at least he’s honest about who he is. The only question is whether the people want who he is.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 2:05:22 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rabscuttle385
Miss Graham is just acting in the stead of McQueeg, who is unable to participate in all of the immigration fun and frolic because he has to pretend he's a ‘conservative’ before the AZ primary.
28 posted on 04/10/2010 2:06:05 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“These clowns are going to instigate another Civil War in this country. Calling the Tea Parties racist for opposing this ain’t going to work.”

‘View’: Meghan McCain Blasts Tea Parties
Sen. John McCain’s daughter says the movement is filled with “innate racism.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/meghan-mccain-blasts-tea-parties-9777706

Does ANYONE think Meghan isn’t doing her father’s bidding???


29 posted on 04/10/2010 2:06:23 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Recall Him! Out with the Bum.


30 posted on 04/10/2010 2:07:48 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: rabscuttle385

Here come the votes for those who promise to take from those who earn it and give it to those who don’t.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 2:08:22 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Williams
Why in God’s name is Lindsey Graham doing this when republicans may have the majority in a few months, certainly democrats will be weakened.

The Republicans in the House and Senate should refuse Graham outright on this issue and leave him out there twisting in the wind with his dem friends.

I hope Graham someday finds himself in the same position that Charlie Crist is now in (I'm talking about being beaten down by a true conservative challenger...nothin' else even though it's probably true).
32 posted on 04/10/2010 2:09:46 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, are believed to be on the cusp of introducing a new bill in the Senate on Comprehensive immigration reform AMNESTY.
33 posted on 04/10/2010 2:12:04 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: All

Go ahead, keep the anger growing. And Carvill says we peaked early?


35 posted on 04/10/2010 2:16:59 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: rabscuttle385

AZ voters should remember that McCain’s monkey is grinding the organ now!


36 posted on 04/10/2010 2:17:28 PM PDT by tumblindice ("When I use a word it means exactly what I intend it to mean and nothing more." Humpty McCain)
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To: Tarpon

this is why they kept saying the health bill would add 30 mil more without health insurance...for the illegals!


37 posted on 04/10/2010 2:18:17 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: rabscuttle385
...earned legal status for immigrants who are out of status or came in illegally.

It's amnesty.

It encourages more illegals.

38 posted on 04/10/2010 2:19:49 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham doing McCAINS DIRTY WORK


39 posted on 04/10/2010 2:21:17 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rabscuttle385
Immigration reform legislation is "dead" in the Senate this year, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday. (3/25/10)

Lying Sack O' Feces.

40 posted on 04/10/2010 2:21:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Tree of Liberty ....)
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To: rabscuttle385
Senator Graham may be many things, but seeing that picture with two questionable elected officials laughing at what....stupid voters? Graham apparently no longer believes in American Jurisprudence, something this country has led other nations in....nor does the giggling Senator follow the dictates of our Constitution....so just what does Mr. Graham stand for? Clearly, just himself and being re-elected by useful idiots.

There is nothing wrong with immigration as long as it is done legally....these Washington elite hardly know/understand legality and what it stands for.

41 posted on 04/10/2010 2:25:47 PM PDT by yoe
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah, rah, rah rah—go GOP!
Here’s my state’s patriot!
http://www.ontheissues.org/international/Richard_Lugar_Immigration.htm


42 posted on 04/10/2010 2:27:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Comprehensive Immigration Reform=Amnesty=national suicide)
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43 posted on 04/10/2010 2:30:47 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: rabscuttle385

Granting amnesty will be the nail in this country’s coffin. Vote for candidates who take a strong stance against amnesty. Vote Grahamnesty, McAmnesty and all these RINOs out of office.


44 posted on 04/10/2010 2:34:08 PM PDT by doc
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To: muawiyah

What do Graham’s backers grow? It’s time for a boycott of companies that give money to Graham. It is unbelievable a republican could give a free pass to the dims to jump start amnesty a FEW WEEKS after the stupid party was gang raped on obamacare. There is no hope to ever repeal if politicians like Graham can do this.


45 posted on 04/10/2010 2:35:19 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: JerseyHighlander

That picture makes me tear up!!! Truly!


46 posted on 04/10/2010 2:37:16 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Brilliant

Schmuckie is the worst senator in U.S. history.


47 posted on 04/10/2010 2:38:10 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: JohnLongIsland
If you don't like Schumer, join us to

Scrap Schumer

48 posted on 04/10/2010 2:38:46 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: PALIN SMITH

bookmarked


49 posted on 04/10/2010 2:45:19 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: rabscuttle385

You would have thought a Republican would have pulled Graham aside an said...do not do it until after the election...***(thinking then they could vote it down)


50 posted on 04/10/2010 2:52:40 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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