Skip to comments.Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")
Posted on 03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled their bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, a move hailed by President Barack Obama as progress on an issue for which he has been criticized for ignoring.
The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. We urge the public and our colleagues to join our bipartisan efforts in enacting these reforms, the Senators said in a Washington Post editorial posted online Thursday.
The Schumer-Graham outline entails four key components: a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law enforcement; a process for admitting temporary workers; and a controversial path toward citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.
Under the proposal, employers would be allowed to hire illegal immigrants only if they were unsuccessful in recruiting Americans for open positions. Undocumented workers living in the country would have to pay fines and back taxes and perform community service in order to earn citizenship. They would also have to pass background checks and become proficient in English.
Obama called the blueprint promising and said it should be the basis for moving forward with legislation. But he stopped short of pledging to make immigration reform a reality in 2010, vowing only to to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year.
My administration will be consulting further with the Senators on the details of their proposal, but a critical next step will be to translate their framework into a legislative proposal, and for Congress to act at the earliest possible opportunity, Obama said.
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McCain and his lap dog must go!
Is this the scariest part of the whole deal, or am I crazy?
that Graham is a pure mofo
This is why Obamacare doesn’t cover illegals. They’ll figure out a way to make them all citizens, and that will insure they all get health coverage.
No, you’re not. IMO, ACORN and SEIU are recruiting new brownshirts!
It SHOULD include a path leading back over the border...
At this point, they have shown their colors on health care. They will do anything and break any rule to pass their sacred trifecta: health care, cap and trade, and amnesty. After that, they can get shellacked in three consecutive elections. It doesn’t matter. The dreary Moussolinis of the left will be back in force and have no real opposition.
It is amnesty again. Nothing has changed.
Well here we go...wasting no time before slamming the next thing at us....and if he can’t get the votes..and so far not one republican has co-sponsered this....will he use the “SLaughter Solution” again....don’t be surprised.
You're right. Lindsey Graham is NOT a Republican!
He is merciless on the American people...Napolitano stopped building the wall this wekk so that’s a done deal...are we to become mexicaamerica? I am so tired of watching this country get taken over in every direction....there just seems not to be enough of us wanting to stop it. Just like with Roe vs Wade....once these things get passed they never go away....We are entering Hitler land!
Btw....Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels, is part of the agenda to soften a country up for communism, so if I was an immigrant I’d be careful about owning any property....Bos agenda looks to be moving that direction in the long run.
Graham is taking McLame’s place after we get rid of McLame.
I don’t think we’re in Hitler Land yet but we are definitely on the doorstep of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Hmmm, is that really any better?
Help us all. The nimwits are at it.
More like; “here to steal your retirement.” And our children’s lives and grand children’s lives and great grand children’s lives.
Either Graham needs to be purged from the Republican Party or I need to be purged from the party. I can’t belong to the same party as this Graham lowlife.
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