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    Put the 844-page Immigration Bill on ICE for a while

    Put the 844-page Immigration Bill on ICE for a while

    And the reason we need “immigration reform” urgently is?

    I’m getting very uncomfortable with the rush to vote on an 844-page bill.

    Let it hang out in the air for a while.

    If it doesn’t stink, the fresh air and sunshine won’t hurt it.

    If it does stink, the fresh air and sunshine will do it good.

    Ted Cruz is asking hard questions and challenging assumptions, and is being demonized for it. That tells me much of what I need to know.

    Chuck Schumer is clucking like he’s the King Rooster. That tells me the rest of what I need to know.

    Update 4-23-2013: From Politico, you see why Schumer is clucking, Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems:

    The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s  political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new  Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current  trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple  Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.

    Remember, we are not talking about 11 million new voters who are here legally; if organic electoral growth were at issue, that would be entirely legitimate.  But we are talking about giving a bonanza of currently illegal voters to the Democrats through immigration “reform” and a pathway to citizenship for people who broke our laws to get here.


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    I can’t believe that the Black community thinks that importing millions of additional low-wage workers to the US will make the Black community a better place.

    Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!

    Yes, those data points indicate this is another full-of-fail bill.

    Rubio really horribly miscalculated.

    I can’t help feel he was seduced by the promise of a coronation from McCain and Graham — with a touch of ‘I won’t attack you’ promise from Schumer.

    How could he have been so weak? (I guess the question answers itself.)

    So much for Marco. As in Genesis, Rubio now bears the ‘mark of McCain.’

      HarrietHT in reply to | April 23, 2013 at 2:12 am

      I think Rubio’s mistake — apart from an obvious lack of principle: he flatly rejected any type of amnesty when he ran for the Senate in 2010 — was coming into the orb of one of the most reprehensible politicians on the planet: John McCain. We know John’s tactics well, as told to us by Tom Tancredo during the 2007 CIR effort. When during an elevator ride TT told McCain he could not vote for the CIR, McCain threw a royal hissy fit, employing his vast knowledge of foul language. Rubio hasn’t the courage, much less the principle, to stand up against such intimidation. Rubio is no Tom Tancredo. And we are the sorrier for it.

        I think you’re right — and worse, I think he was seduced by those sleazeballs, who pained delusions of grandeur about how his role in this legislation would be perceived by the right.

        Rubio babbled on when he was on Rush Limbaugh’s show, trying to sell the legislation, and came off as ridiculous. Limbaugh struggled to find something positive to say about Rubio after Rubio left the air, but the negativity he felt about what just happened came right through.

    Agreed that there is no need to rush this legislation. Full hearings and full debate will only air out the dirty laundry and the political pork that is surely hidden in this bill. That said, we need to pass immigration reform. The current system is serving no one well.
    No one should be objecting to increased legal immigration, especially for skilled immigrants; more skilled workers will improve the economy. Further, a good immigration bill can be crafted to increase security, by simultaneously providing incentives to make use of the legal means available to immigrate while simultaneously subjecting the legal immigrants to background checks that are bypassed when they immigrate illegally.

    Heck, why do we need new legislation at all, when the Feds won’t even enforce existing law? That’s my beef with the whole process. STOP MAKING NEW LAWS UNTIL YOU START ENFORCING THE CURRENT LAW.

      It ain’t about enforcing the law. It’s about flooding the nation with ignorant, poor voters who will vote themselves benefits, enslave working people by taxation and keep the left in power forever.

      MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Paul. | April 23, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Not a single person here illegally – whether they walked across the border, were smuggled by coyotes, or over-stayed their visa – ever believed they’d become a U.S. citizen for breaking our laws. The illegals WANTED AND INTENDED to live “in the shadows”. Let them. Or let them go home.

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