Skip to comments.Schumer and Graham set to introduce immigration reform bill in Senate ("Si se puede")
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 ...
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!
No recall in the Palmetto state I assume?
I cannot describe the rage I feel towards these two.
Can Graham be recalled? If so, the effort needs to be started now.
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.
Gotta hand it to Schumer. He is clueless when it comes to reading the mood of the public.
Define “public” please
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.
Great....the "pimps" who sneak them in will be asking for a raise...
Doesn't OUR government know this works yet????
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.
Grahamnesty working hard for the democrat party.
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.
US officeholders — congressmen and senators — cannot be recalled, although there is a test case in New Jersey that may decide it definitively.
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.
Unfortunately in my home state, this earns him major brownie points.
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.
If they pull this one off the Republic is lost and the once great USA becomes a footnote in history.
Note how they overstate the uninsured and vastly understate the illegal immigrants.
10.6 million my ass.
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.
Unemployment at 10% and the Democrats plus Graham want to add 10,000,000 people to the job competition.
you’ll quickly find 6-10 dems in the Senate to their right
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.
* 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.
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.
“These clowns are going to instigate another Civil War in this country. Calling the Tea Parties racist for opposing this aint going to work.”
View: Meghan McCain Blasts Tea Parties
Sen. John McCains daughter says the movement is filled with innate racism.
Does ANYONE think Meghan isnt doing her fathers bidding???
Recall Him! Out with the Bum.
Here come the votes for those who promise to take from those who earn it and give it to those who don’t.
Go ahead, keep the anger growing. And Carvill says we peaked early?
AZ voters should remember that McCain’s monkey is grinding the organ now!
this is why they kept saying the health bill would add 30 mil more without health insurance...for the illegals!
It encourages more illegals.
Graham doing McCAINS DIRTY WORK
Lying Sack O' Feces.
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.
Yeah, rah, rah rah—go GOP!
Here’s my state’s patriot!
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.
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.
That picture makes me tear up!!! Truly!
Schmuckie is the worst senator in U.S. history.
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)