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Top Democrat says he'll advance immigration bill
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2010

Posted on 11/30/2010 2:46:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Senate Democrat said Tuesday he'd move to force a test vote this week on a measure to give tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'd move to schedule action on the so-called Dream Act, which would give more than 100,000 young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents if they attend college or join the military.

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1 posted on 11/30/2010 2:46:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is a crime this imbecile was reelected.


2 posted on 11/30/2010 2:47:34 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The first weeks of the R’s coming back have given me heartburn. I have no hope of R’s having a backbone. We will see.


3 posted on 11/30/2010 2:49:18 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In Before the NRA Types Defending Harry Reid (IBNTDHR).


4 posted on 11/30/2010 2:49:35 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people..." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Attend college for free, or just with in-state tuition? /s


5 posted on 11/30/2010 2:50:06 PM PST by JimmyMc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This Lame Duck session is just as dangerous as any other time these wankers meet.


6 posted on 11/30/2010 2:50:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...100,000 young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16...

You mean "smuggled illegal aliens", right?

I hope the people in Arizona that re-elected this damned fool are real proud of themselves.

7 posted on 11/30/2010 2:50:44 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s preventing them from becoming naturalized citizens?

Why amnesty except as a precedent. What next? Citizenship for voting democrat?


8 posted on 11/30/2010 2:50:44 PM PST by y6162
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To: Free ThinkerNY
become legal residents if they attend college or join the military.

..JUST ANOTHER "LAW" THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT ENFORCE!

9 posted on 11/30/2010 2:51:08 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

.....if anyone interested would look further into it...ALL THE LAW REQUIRES IS YOU REGISTER FOR MILITARY.....OR COLLEGE....registering


10 posted on 11/30/2010 2:53:38 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>become legal residents if they attend college or join the military.<<

I generally speaking am against illegal immigration and the sins of the parents are indeed visited on the children (if a man robs a bank and is put in prison, the kids suffer — it is just part of life).

But for this one, I am willing to split the baby. Serve 4 years in the military in a spot available for active duty deployment and I think permanent residency is a proper reward.

If those in or from the armed forces disagree then I am open to argument.


11 posted on 11/30/2010 2:54:09 PM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: OldSmaj

The folks in Arizona are not guilty. It was unions in Nevada that returned this criminal to the Senate. But hey, he’s their criminal.


12 posted on 11/30/2010 2:56:43 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If people want to stop Harry Reid cold, they should get the book I wrote to Rush or Glenn Beck. Trust me, I’ve tried.

Click my name for more. Or go to www.dirtymoneyharry.com


13 posted on 11/30/2010 2:58:44 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote

Actually, I wrote the book on Harry, click my name instead. A faux pas.


14 posted on 11/30/2010 3:01:46 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can try you silly bugger but it is never going to happen. America already has a means for people to become citizens. Worked for hundreds of years no reason to change now.


15 posted on 11/30/2010 3:05:28 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: freedumb2003

The military is already open to foreigners and has been for some time. For those who complete their service honorably citizenship is available to them.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 3:09:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Dang! Beat me to it!


17 posted on 11/30/2010 3:15:58 PM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: y6162
What’s preventing them from becoming naturalized citizens?

Something called the rule of law. You can't enter this country illegally and expect to get naturalized or have your status legalized.

18 posted on 11/30/2010 3:19:48 PM PST by kabar
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To: freedumb2003
But for this one, I am willing to split the baby. Serve 4 years in the military in a spot available for active duty deployment and I think permanent residency is a proper reward.

Our military is not composed of mercenaries. We recruit our force from citizens and legal permanent residents.

19 posted on 11/30/2010 3:22:56 PM PST by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
FTA: "We're going to try to make it painful" for those who oppose efforts to give illegal immigrants a path to legal status, he added."

We invaded your country. We don't like your laws. Change them especially for us. Or else.

Something tells me that if we give each of them a little American flag to wave and citizenship, they still won't support or uphold the laws of this country.

20 posted on 11/30/2010 3:24:16 PM PST by ruralvoter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The open-borders progressives’ “DREAM Act” is an electoral nightmare. It’s not just an illegal alien student bailout. It’s a 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive. The “path to citizenship” dangled by Obama is a superhighway to generations of big government-birthed, identity politics-nursed dependents


21 posted on 11/30/2010 3:26:11 PM PST by kabar
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To: TigersEye

Right now the military is open only to legal permanent residents (green card holders) not illegals.


22 posted on 11/30/2010 3:27:36 PM PST by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/30/2010 3:31:53 PM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: LifePath
The folks in Arizona are not guilty. It was unions in Nevada that returned this criminal to the Senate. But hey, he’s their criminal.

Just bring'em all in a take away the jobs that were Harry's constituents. Oh well, this commie group has spread the cancer to the 4th stage & nothing can cure it.

24 posted on 11/30/2010 3:34:26 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If they meet recruiting standards,are willing to join the military, and serve honorably. It may be reasonable to set the recruiting standards a bit higher for those without legal status, but not unreasonably so.

I'm a proponent of legal, controlled immigration. If they are interested in serving our country and can make a positive contribution, I think we should give them precedence over those who would make less of a contribution to our country.

25 posted on 11/30/2010 3:35:00 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: TigersEye
Only to those that have already immigrated lawfully.

http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/military.html

I'm not really opposed to opening up military service to those who wish to become residents and eventually citizens, but I'm not sure how you set up an objective system of who you would accept and also limit the numbers so we don't get a flood of recruits with questionable allegiances.

26 posted on 11/30/2010 3:42:45 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In the current Senate version of the Dream Act the "young immigrants" can be up to 35 years old at the time the bill is enacted into law.

In the house version there is no upper age limit, so 75 year old illegals could qualify if they met the other requirements.

SENATE VERSION

Under the new DREAM Act, immigrants may qualify in part, by meeting the following requirements which have not been finalized by Congress:


27 posted on 11/30/2010 3:44:37 PM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: johniegrad
It is a crime this imbecile was reelected.

And how do you think he got re-elected?

¡Muchas gracias, amigos!

28 posted on 11/30/2010 3:46:42 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All anybody, a single republican even, needs to do to get under Harry’s skin and gum up the works is to deny his unanimous consents.

Yet none of them will do it.


29 posted on 11/30/2010 3:54:18 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: OldSmaj

Nevada


30 posted on 11/30/2010 5:02:59 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd
Yeah, I know...I had a brain fart.

I was thinking of the Arizona fiasco re illegals and posted before engaging brain.

31 posted on 11/30/2010 5:11:43 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: OldSmaj

No problem, FRiend.


32 posted on 11/30/2010 5:35:13 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: kabar

>>Our military is not composed of mercenaries. We recruit our force from citizens and legal permanent residents.Our military is not composed of mercenaries. We recruit our force from citizens and legal permanent residents.<<

Apparently not — it isn’t being a mercenary to put one’s life on the line for us and just ask that we reward that with recognition of the sacrifice.

I am still quite torn...


33 posted on 11/30/2010 6:12:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank you, the idiot voters of Nevada.


34 posted on 11/30/2010 9:11:29 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: freedumb2003
What is your problem? Illegal aliens cannot join the US military. Why would we want to bring people into our military who have entered our country illegally, probably committed identity theft, evaded taxes, etc.? How can we do a good background investigation on them? What kind of security clearances would they have?

US Military Enlistment Standards

Apparently not — it isn’t being a mercenary to put one’s life on the line for us and just ask that we reward that with recognition of the sacrifice.

I don't want an illegal alien to put their life on the line for me or sacrifice anything for this country. They should just leave. I say that as a veteran who served 8 years in the military including a year in Vietnam. Service in the military is an honor and privilege. There is no quid pro quo for that service.

35 posted on 11/30/2010 9:22:08 PM PST by kabar
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