Bipartisan Effort to Draft Immigration Bill

26 12 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger 

From the NY Times:

Counting on the support of the new Democratic majority in Congress, Democratic lawmakers and their Republican allies are working on measures that could place millions of illegal immigrants on a more direct path to citizenship than would a bill that the Senate passed in the spring.

The lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship.

The lawmakers are also considering denying financing for 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, a law championed by Republicans that passed with significant Democratic support.

I Told you so… The Senate Bill was a sell out of this country to begin with and now they want to make it even weaker? These people do not care about you people. They do not care what these illegal alien invaders have done to your neighborhoods. They don’t care about the jobs they have taken from you and your children. They do not care about this country’s sovereignty.

Man I hate being right all the time.

Proponents said the prospects for such a measure, which would include tougher border security and a guest worker plan, had markedly improved since Nov. 7.

Tougher border security? Defunding the fence is TOUGHER border security? Guest worker program? What does that have to do with amnesty? Guest workers apply from another country, then they come here TEMPORARILY to work and GO HOME. People are NOT for a path to citizenship for those here ILLEGALLY.

The Senate plans to introduce its immigration bill next month with an eye toward passage in March or April, officials said. The House is expected to consider its version later. President Bush said last week that he hoped to sign an immigration bill next year.

Of Course you will President Bush, you one worlder illegal alien lover. This is what you have always wanted. I bet you are happy the Democrats won the election. After all you already signed off on the North American Union.

The major lawmakers drafting the legislation include Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, and John McCain, Republican of Arizona, along with Representatives Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, and Luis V. Gutierrez, Democrat of Illinois. The four met this month, and their staffs have begun working on a bill.

“I’m very hopeful about this, both in terms of the substance and the politics of it,” said Mr. Kennedy, the incoming chairman of the Senate Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship Subcommittee.

You know you are in trouble when eddy kennedy is happy.

Officials say they would also prefer a less burdensome process than the original Senate bill outlined.

Yup, give away something as precious as U.S. Citizenship, make it mean nothing.

Also expected to have prominent roles in the debate are Representatives Zoe Lofgren, the California Democrat who is likely to head the House Immigration, Border Security and Claims Subcommittee; Howard L. Berman, a California Democrat who has followed immigration issues closely for many years; and Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who is set to lead the House Homeland Security Committee and has said he plans to re-evaluate the 700-mile fence.

But Mr. Flake described himself as optimistic, saying the elections had disabused many Republicans of the notion that opposing legalization and guest worker plans would win widespread support.

First the elections did not send this message, you are telling people it sent this message. Many of the elections were very close and many of the democrats who won, ran on being tough on illegal immigration. They are falling back on the old adage if you say it loud enough and long enough people will believe you.

Mr. Flake warned that some Republicans might balk at proposals like broadening the number of illegal immigrants eligible for a less burdensome path to citizenship, making passage of bipartisan legislation potentially “politically more difficult.”

The prospects for a bill that contains such a proposal remain particularly uncertain in the House, where many prominent Democrats want to ensure broad bipartisan backing as part of their efforts to maintain their majority in 2008, Congressional aides said.

The House Democrats are concerned about protecting newly elected moderate and conservative Democrats, some of whom had campaigned against legalizing illegal immigrants.

It is also unclear whether Mr. Gutierrez and Mr. Flake will produce the only House legislation on immigration and whether their plan will ultimately become the basis for the bill that emerges.

As I said, this election did not send a message to give amnesty to illegals, as they just admitted. I love when they contradict themselves.

The House is going to be our hope again, because the Republican run Senate past a give away Bill and now the Democrats in the Senate want it to be even easier on illegal alien invaders.

OK people we have got to stop this now! Contact your elected cockroaches and tell them no, to any path to citizenship for those here illegally and no bill is better than a bad bill.

  • Secure the border by any means necessary. This includes the Military.
  • Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced.
  • No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families. (including school for children of illegals and non-emergency medical care for any illegal)
  • No “Anchor Babies” (no automatic citizenship for children of illegals born in the US)
  • No path to Citizenship in any name or form for those here illegally.
  • No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place and the need can be PROVEN
  • English only education and the official language of the USA

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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