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So President Obama wants to pardon all the illegals of their illegal-entry crimes and make them citizens.

What about insurgents -- the people who want to kill us -- who come in through Mexico? They are illegals, and will have to be pardoned, too, will they not? Obama wants the illegals legalized to please far-left Democrats, and to get the illegals' votes in future elections as Democrats. After the pardon, the new illegal citizens will be eligible for health care; welfare and Social Security benefits; children's aid; education; tax credits; and food stamps.

Granting amnesty for illegals and ramming Obamacare down our throats in these hard economic times is crazy. Where is the money to pay for this coming from? Our pockets.

What is this man thinking? He wants to bankrupt the United States -- totally collapse our democratic system into socialism. Obama's actions have demonstrated he wants the government running everything. Look at the people he surrounds himself with. Most are ultraliberals who believe in big government, socialism and Marxism.

I do not believe children of illegals should automatically become citizens. Why should the United States and our tax dollars have to take on these kids? That law should be abolished, as times have changed; it is not 1920. We have enough legal children who need help because of their parents' behavior.

Let's take care of our own.

I support the Arizona governor's crackdown on illegals, as Arizona is going broke fighting this problem. Is the government going to pick and choose which laws to enforce? I know President Bush did the same thing. If the government picks and chooses, what type government does that make?

Unfortunately we don't have an "easy" button to push, but we need to seal our borders; crack down on companies who hire illegals; and send the lawbreakers home. It will not be easy, but we have to start somewhere. The United States cannot save the world. ...

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/03/10 - 07:27 am
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My father, wife and stepson

My father, wife and stepson are all LEGAL immigrants. We obeyed the rules and laws and as a result sometimes had to wait years to be reunited. Why can't everyone do the same? The solutions are simple, practical and effective:
1. Seal borders
2. Deport those here illegally - every one of them. (Yes, it can be done)
3. Pass new law with realistic quotas and enforce it.
Simple. Practical. Effective.
Do it.

Nightwing
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Nightwing 07/02/10 - 10:17 pm
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Ditto, Dixieman. We need a

Ditto, Dixieman. We need a real leader who will enforce existing laws.

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ozarkalien 07/02/10 - 10:27 pm
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I shouldn't say what i

I shouldn't say what i believe because Johnson .cliff may get his feelings hurt. It is okay to call the president of the united state a Communist, a socialist, a demon, American hater, a non christian, and all the other names but if i call this low life a name for calling my president a name then I'm threaten to be removed. I don't agree with what the president is doing but he is still the president and you should show respect. It isn't a wonder why the people of America think all of us in the south are a bunch of dumb -----!

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CarlosC 07/02/10 - 10:27 pm
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Mr Arrington, I would like to

Mr Arrington, I would like to commend you on a very well written letter that is grammatically correct as well as being clear and concise. Thank you, Sir.

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55 F-100 07/03/10 - 07:22 am
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Identify the illegal aliens,

Identify the illegal aliens, prosecute the illegal aliens, deport the illegal aliens, eliminate "anchor baby" status, and declare as illegal all babies born in the U.S.A. within the last ten years if the parents were not legal U.S. citizens at the time of the babies' births. This applies to all illegals, hispanics, South Americans, Middle Easterners, Asians, Europeans, etc. Prosecute employers who knowingly employ illegal aliens. Standing up for Arizona's enforcement will be the first step in voting out Prezbhojangles in 2012 and the obamanation zombies in November 2010.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/03/10 - 07:53 am
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Why is it when the left says

Why is it when the left says they want "comprehensive" immigration reform, all they want is an open border? I asked one bleeding heart, draft dodging, liar on here the other day what HIS plan would be, and all he said was to Grand Amnesty for the criminals that were here and to allow more to come on a guest worker program. NOTHING about preventing illegals from coming because he is under the delusion that the only reason they come here is to work. Just ignore all the ones that come here for free healthcare, free food, free school, etc, etc, etc.

Just do like President Calderon said............"We send back them."

dani
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dani 07/03/10 - 08:27 am
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ozark..Respect for a man who

ozark..Respect for a man who doesn't respect this country or its people. I don't see that happening any time soon.

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deportem 07/03/10 - 09:21 am
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B. Hussein does nothing but

B. Hussein does nothing but show contempt for the American people, the Constitution, and the American Flag. He should be impeached for failing to uphold the oath he swore. You know, the part that goes something like, "To protect...from all enemies-foreign and domestic"-or close to that. Oh, I forgot, according to Obama, the Illegal Aliens ( the correct Federal Government designation) are just here to find jobs and feed their families. What are all of the unemployed American workers? Chopped liver?
The terrorists that have already walked across the Mexican border, and plan to attack us while we are in Church or shopping at the Mall, are not here looking to pick peaches.
No "Amnesty" for Illegal Aliens Mr. Obama-You Sir, are a TRAITOR!!!

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/03/10 - 09:32 am
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Why would you get booted from

Why would you get booted from the forum for calling Obama a Marxist or a Communist? I could understand if it were somehow untrue, but it is a fact.

CarlosC
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CarlosC 07/03/10 - 09:36 am
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3T - It's a holiday weekend,

3T - It's a holiday weekend, the moduhrator on duty is probably at the bottom of the totem pole.

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impossible 07/03/10 - 10:55 am
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I'm reminded of the movie
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I'm reminded of the movie Casablanca line, "Round up the usual suspects." This letter will surely bring many of them out of the woodwork. I don't recall anyone calling Obama a demon, but it might very well fit - all of the other names you mention accurately describe him. How do you describe a president who is bent on and succeeding in destroying capitalism (private sector employment) and replacing it with socialist/Marxist principles and actions? How do you describe a president who drives us deeper and deeper into debt and deficit while all the while intending to implement higher income taxes and a VAT tax, all of which kills the private sector which is our only hope for an economic recovery?
I wonder if he will somehow pass a special "bussing tax" to buy the SEIU a large fleet of buses to transport the Obama-hoped-for-undocumented-Democrat voters, each to as many polling places as possible between dawn and dusk? His surrogates in the USCCB are sure doing all they can to encourage amnesty and thus increase the socialist voting base.

The GOP'ers in Congress are too timid or stupid to do all they can to block Kagan's nomination. The one-sided bipaartisanship and Hispanic-vote Kool Aid has sure tempted them in the past. All the Dems had to do was to threaten to filibuster and the GOP'ers caved in with McCain's group of 14. If the GOP doesn't wake up on the Kagan issue and wake up to articulating the need for extending the Bush tax cuts and cutting taxes some more, our Federal coffers will continue to suffer and thus Obama’s plan to totally ruin America will succeed. Call him anything you want, but don't call him inept or stupid - he well knows his evil plan and how to promote it.
The major media sure helps with their continued fawning, disinformatin and misinformation.
Whatever happened to reporting the news? Now they are total opinion makers. They've always lied with headlines for those too lazy to read the whole article for the kernel(s) of truth it might contain.

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dichotomy 07/03/10 - 10:46 am
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Seal the border immediately,

Seal the border immediately, stop all government benefits to non-citizens, and arrest and deport illegal immigrants arrested for other crimes. Then we can discuss how to give a "path to citizenship" to the ones that are here, working, paying their own way, and obeying the laws.

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Rhetor 07/03/10 - 10:59 am
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A truly bizarre letter.

A truly bizarre letter. First, there is not, never has been, and never will be any such thing as "Obamacare." That nonsense is a lying fabrication of the right-wing media. Health-care reform is for the most part an effort to reduce fraud by the insurance companies. The insurance industry financed an aggressive publicity campaign to make it sound like socialized medicine when it is actually nothing of the kind. Second, the President correctly pointed out that border control today is the best it has been in many years. Third, the citizenship of those born here is defined by the Constitution. Finally, please remember that McCain and both Bushes aggressively advocated amnesty for illegal aliens. Keep that in mind when you call Obama names.

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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/03/10 - 11:04 am
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Rhetor...are you saying that

Rhetor...are you saying that since Bush, Bush, and McCain were wrong about amnesty, that real conservatives should follow in lock step? We aren't the Obamanites. We are capable of criticizing our leaders.

impossible
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impossible 07/03/10 - 11:09 am
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One more gift to Obama - the
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One more gift to Obama - the oil leak. By dragging his feet and refusing to accept all the good help that's been offered he sees the crisis as one more opportunity to weaken our economy, dampen our spirits, keep us Muslim-dependent and facilitate his cap 'n trade law (TAX) which will drive one more stake in the heart of private enterprise and the free market which has made our country the greatest country for everyone, including the poor and the so-called poor. Obama is the best useful idiot to come along for George Soros' quest to kill America.

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Rhetor 07/03/10 - 11:12 am
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Wow! You good people have

Wow! You good people have said for years that government can't solve anything and put your trust in the private marketplace. BP caused the leak and is taking charge of the cleanup--the private market at work for good or bad--and now you're blaming the government? How silly.

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55 F-100 07/03/10 - 11:48 am
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Wonder if A.C.O.R.N. is

Wonder if A.C.O.R.N. is working overtime trying to "register" the illegal alien drug gangs and the poor fools who pay mucho peso's to be smuggled--------illegally-------- into Arizona? Prezbhojangles will need the votes because the kool-aid drinkers are sobering up and are regretting voting for the incompetent, empty-suit community organizer, and the voters who voted "just on color" will be too embarrassed to make that mistake again, especially since their "post office" money hasn't increased, and the only thing in their gas tanks are broken promises.

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c.james 07/03/10 - 11:59 am
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This clown of a president is

This clown of a president is still running for office! The eternal campaigner. He wants the illegals for their votes and plays to the criminal element in this country and then blames George Bush for his woes 2 years later. I can't wait to see what happens at the Blago trial in his corrupt town of Chicago. Black Panthers with clubs at voting places, illegals allowed to vote, calling the police stupid, condemning the AZ State immigration laws, assuming the AZ police will do the wrong thing, mocking the tea bag party, spending our tax money like a drunken sailor……

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reader54 07/03/10 - 01:33 pm
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Dixie:2." Deport those here

Dixie:2." Deport those here illegally - every one of them. (Yes, it can be done)" Well, it IS easy to TYPE out a proposal but more difficult to implement. Have you attempted to roughly calculate the time, treasure and blood that this impossible effort would consume?
Would you like to witness such a battle? In reality, sealing the borders could and should be done. However, I haven't seen an effort to make this first step from either Party in decades. As far as deporting significant numbers, don't hold your breath. The evolution of The North American Union is unfolding in clear view. Comprende?

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MPvet 07/03/10 - 01:49 pm
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"Finally, we have to demand

"Finally, we have to demand responsibility from people living here illegally. They must be required to admit that they broke the law. They should be required to register, pay their taxes, pay a fine, and learn English. They must get right with the law before they can get in line and earn their citizenship" www.whitehouse.gov

I read the President's speech on immigration and I didn't see anywhere where he was advocating blanket amnesty. In fact, he states he's opposed to amnesty. This entire editorial (and most of the responses) are based on a policy position that the President doesn't even advocate.

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TheFederalist 07/03/10 - 01:53 pm
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I think everyone is agreed

I think everyone is agreed that sealing the borders is the first order of business in resolving this invasion of the USA by illegals. The problem is that the Democrats are trying to confuse the issue, by pushing for, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", which is simply code for "Amnesty"! No wonder, since the odds are that every one of them is a potential Democratic vote! We must be firm, and continue to demand that the borders be sealed FIRST!! Admittedly, a daunting task, but a necessary one for our future survival. Once that is accomplished, we can deal with those that are here already. Also, I would like to add that imho, the millions of illegal aliens already here can, and should be deported, unless they can prove that they are 1) currently gainfully employed 2) currently paying taxes, 3) currently not consuming any social services. If they fail on any of these grounds, they should be bused back to Mexico asap, and if you stop to consider the costs associated with the future burden to our economic system for them and their children, a bus ride is cheap by comparison. If they meet all three requirements, then they get issued a green card to allow them to remain, just long enough to either become a US citizen the right way, with checks on their progress, or back they go. An alternative method of gaining citizenship could be a 6 year hitch in any one of our Armed Forces. Finally, a mandatory 1 year prison term for the owner of any company that knowingly employs illegals after an adequate warning period. Desperate times require desperate measures, and this is simply a suggestion. Just one man's opinion, but this war of words is useless and harmful, as it pits us against each other at a time when we should be trying to join together, and become united against our common enemies who are trying their best to destroy our nation.

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KSL 07/03/10 - 02:14 pm
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impossible
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impossible 07/03/10 - 02:19 pm
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Rhetor has it all wrong. He
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Rhetor has it all wrong. He should have been listening to his idol Obama and then he would know that it's not at all about reform in any good sense but is about reforming health coverage into a single-payer (read "government") plan. Obama and crew are only pro-choice when it comes to a woman's right to choose to kill her baby. They are not pro-choice when it comes to Americans having the right to choose whether or not to buy health insurance and, eventually, no choice of plans.

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TheFederalist 07/03/10 - 02:37 pm
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Whole heartedly agree with

Whole heartedly agree with the article KSL, but in these "bleeding heart" times we live in, it is certain that uncle would never take these harsh, but needed steps, and I doubt if a Republican president would either. Unless, and I hope that I am dead wrong, terrorists or drug cartels push across the border and start slaughtering innocent Americans. Then, the cry from the American people would finally be loud enough to drown out the liberals and bleeding hearts. Even uncle would then have to act tough on terror, and close the borders. Shamefully, until then, imho, the borders will remain open.

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KSL 07/03/10 - 02:37 pm
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reader54, it's been done

reader54, it's been done before. See the link above.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/03/10 - 03:02 pm
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Great article ksl...I didn't

Great article ksl...I didn't know Eisenhower went to such lengths to solve the problem..Just too bad we don't have the guts to do it again.

dani
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dani 07/03/10 - 03:52 pm
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Amnesty might back fire on

Amnesty might back fire on Obama and end up being a good thing. The government only has "x" amount of dollars to dispense to the entitlement crowd. When they share that amount with more than 20 million others, some people might have to get off their rears and find a job.

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30cal 07/03/10 - 07:18 pm
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STOP IMMIGRATION START

STOP IMMIGRATION START DEPORTATION
seize all their assets bank accounts , vehicles ,homes,ETC.
min. fine for hiring $2,000,+ $1000for each week they were employed.
NO AMNESTY period .you came here illegal you ARE STILL illegal.
THis includes obama and his aunt.
Give the military live ammo and orders to seal the border then stand back .
3 weeks after this starts you will see a steep decline in unemployment .
days after it starts I will have a job and you poor folks won't have me to set the world straight

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disssman 07/03/10 - 10:18 pm
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If we want to stop the

If we want to stop the illegals we must:
1. make it a crime to hire one.
2. Make the punishment criminal and civil.
3. Confiscate the business and deny a business license for the owner and his/her spouse for 10 years.
4. Confiscate all bank accounts and retirement accounts owner by the owner.
5. Confiscate all vehicles and houses owner by the owner.
6. Sentence the owner to 5 years in federal prison and not a golf academy.

If we did the above, there wouldn't be an illegal working in the united states next week and they would all have to leave by the end of the month.

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disssman 07/03/10 - 10:20 pm
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Oh I forgot, the Chambe of

Oh I forgot, the Chambe of Communists would be totally against my suggestion because it would be too hard on the "stakeholders".

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