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BREAKING: Senate immigration reform deal is reached

Senate immigration reform deal is reached Los Angeles Times | January 27, 2013 | 9:02 PM

Republican and Democratic senators reach agreement on a plan to give legal status to most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., a proposal likely to form the basis for a far-reaching overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.

by Anonymousreply 2007/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 101/28/2013

Didn't we do this before... for the last time.

by Anonymousreply 201/28/2013

R2 How can you remember?

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2013

Now they're eligible for programs, so how do we pay for that?

I guess on the flip side, if they actually become legally employed, they'll also have to pay taxes.

Will this really change anything?

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2013

[quote]Now they're eligible for programs

Legal status does not necessitate citizenship. The article mentions probationary legal status, applying for legal residency (green card) and a "long path" to citizenship. Citizenship would involve paying back taxes, among other things.

by Anonymousreply 501/28/2013

Is this really what Obama is wasting his "mandate" on? He better help push through some real reform that effects the other 99% of the country for the better really soon. I want some fucking FDR level programs, not this dinky crap that doesn't even help anyone who voted for him.

by Anonymousreply 601/28/2013

This is not going to go over well? Both sides need Latinos to win elections.

by Anonymousreply 701/28/2013

What is this irrational fear?

by Anonymousreply 801/28/2013

[quote]This is not going to go over well? Both sides need Latinos to win elections.

Latinos who have been Americans for more than a few generations and without Amnesty are not concerned about the status of illegals outside of how it threatens their jobs and pay scales.

by Anonymousreply 901/28/2013


We knew they were going to do something but I don't think anyone expected it this fast.

Good. It must mean that at least *some* of what happened in the last election got through to Republican baggers.

Really, it won't help the baggers the way they think/hope. Latinos know that Republicans see them as second-class human beings. Their crackpot anti-immigrant stance has done a lot of damage and quite a few of them will go right on doing damage.

by Anonymousreply 1001/28/2013

[quote]I want some fucking FDR level programs

Not going to happen.

Obama is no FDR.

by Anonymousreply 1101/28/2013

[quote]Obama is no FDR.

Obama can walk.

by Anonymousreply 1201/28/2013

Idiotic comment, R12

by Anonymousreply 1301/28/2013

Not at all true, R9. We all know why they hate Mexican immigrants - their skin color and language - and so this is a *very* big deal to those of us who have been in the U.S. for decades and even centuries. We see attacks on immigrants as racist - even the few Hispanic Republicans take umbrage to anti-immigrant rhetoric.

by Anonymousreply 1401/28/2013

White house is starting to believe that immigration reform will not be passed this yr.

by Anonymousreply 1507/07/2013

Good, nobody wants them here.

by Anonymousreply 1607/07/2013

chuckie todd sounds so despondent

by Anonymousreply 1707/07/2013

R14, Have you been following how NV Gov Sandoval has been handling this issue? Some see him as a Moderate; is that true?

by Anonymousreply 1807/08/2013

John Boehner will make sure there's no immigration reform.

by Anonymousreply 1907/08/2013

FDR brought in FDR programs because there were strong left, labor, progressive movements in the US at that time. Communists, too! Politicians act when they are pushed, and when people are protesting in the streets. They don't give out progressive legislation like they are a shopping mall Santa giving out cheap candy.

No strong left now. It is weak, so marginalized as to be almost non-existent. People are working longer hours for less pay. People are hooked on video games, porn, Kardashians, and meth. That is why there is no FDR or FDR programs now.

by Anonymousreply 2007/08/2013
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