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Obama Wants A Single ‘Amnesty’ Bill Package

From the New York Times:

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

By JULIA PRESTON | January 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.

There are a lot more than 11 million.

Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept…

Plus, they can hide all kinds of ‘goodies’ in a single, massive bill. Just like they did with Obama-Care.

Top officials there have been quietly working on a broad proposal. Mr. Obama and lawmakers from both parties believe that the early months of his second term offer the best prospects for passing substantial legislation on the issue…

While everyone is still sick and tired of politics from the elections.

The White House will argue that its solution for illegal immigrants is not an amnesty, as many critics insist, because it would include fines, the payment of back taxes and other hurdles for illegal immigrants who would obtain legal status, the officials said…

Hilarious. No, it’s not amnesty if you have to pay a $50 dollar fine to obtain legal status. It’s not amnesty if you have to pay taxes on your income for a year or so.

The president’s plan would also impose nationwide verification of legal status for all newly hired workers —

Just like the 1987 amnesty did. And we know how well that worked.

add visas to relieve backlogs and allow highly skilled immigrants to stay; and create some form of guest-worker program to bring in low-wage immigrants in the future…

Who will all get amnesty, eventually.

A bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to write a comprehensive bill, with the goal of introducing legislation as early as March and holding a vote in the Senate before August. As a sign of the keen interest in starting action on immigration, White House officials and Democratic leaders in the Senate have been negotiating over which of them will first introduce a bill, Senate aides said.

“This is so important now to both parties that neither the fiscal cliff nor guns will get in the way,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, a Democrat who is a leader of the bipartisan discussions.

What’s the rush? Exactly what problem is amnesty going to fix?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Wants A Single ‘Amnesty’ Bill Package”

  1. I got your single massive bill right here, Obambie ….

  2. imnewatthis

    Not happy…and agree with your comments Steve.


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