Immigration reform a bust

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Folks, we are being conned again and one of the aiders and abettors of that con is South Carolina’s own senior U.S. senator, Lindsey Graham.

After Congress convened this year, four Republican and four Democratic senators began work on a “comprehensive” immigration reform bill. Initial propaganda from the “Gang of Eight” indicated that the invasion across the southern border, which has been ignored under both Republican and Democratic administrations, would be stopped before amnesty for illegals could take place.

It turns out – surprise, surprise – that the “pathway to citizenship” for illegals would begin immediately, while actually closing the southern border could be delayed five years or more! Does any rational person believe the southern border will ever be closed while the illegals provide cheap labor for business and votes for Democrats?

As for the 11 to 20 million illegals already here, this “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill would require certain actions by illegals before they could get on the pathway to citizenship. One requirement: They must undergo, and presumably pass, a background check. Does anyone believe that a background check of 11 to 20 million illegals is feasible when the federal government is unable to perform a proper background check on only one person – National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden?

There is an old saying: if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. Those who would get in bed with “Gang of Eight” Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Charles Schumer of New York will get much more than fleas! These two routinely double-cross the American people, and amnesty for illegals is simply one more time!

Perhaps Graham should be included with Durbin and Schumer. He called those who oppose amnesty for illegals bigots in a May 2007 speech before La Raza, a racist Hispanic group.

Hubert Baker

Aiken, S.C.

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b b b bubba
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b b b bubba 06/22/13 - 05:08 am
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But Bill OReilly is for it.... so the immigration reform bill must be the Right thing to do....

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 06/22/13 - 08:16 am
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Better late than never

to finally recognize that Graham's been in office too long already.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/22/13 - 09:03 am
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b b b bubba @ 5:08 AM

"But Bill OReilly is for it.... so the immigration reform bill must be the Right thing to do...."

Immagration reform is over-due.

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RMSHEFF 06/22/13 - 09:10 am
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This will be a disaster .

This will be a disaster . Call your senators asap.

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RMSHEFF 06/22/13 - 09:17 am
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This bill does nothing to secure the border because both the democrats and the republicans don't want the border secured. The democrats see illegals as a permanent underclass and a source of reliable votes and the republicans see illegals as a source of cheap labor for all their big corporate friends. America is changed forever and the millions of Americans without jobs will have even more competition for a limited number of jobs putting downward pressure on wages.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/22/13 - 09:17 am
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RMSHEFF @ 9:10

"This will be a disaster . Call your senators asap."

1.) I repeat, reform is over-due.

2.) I saw your IM yesterday, I just don't know how it works.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/22/13 - 09:20 am
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RMSHEFF @ 9:17

"The democrats see illegals as a permanent underclass and a source of reliable votes and the republicans see illegals as a source of cheap labor for all their big corporate friends."

I do agree with this statement. How much do you think food would cost without illegals !

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/22/13 - 09:29 am
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Where is everybody ?

Did everybody go out of town ?? I know of no holiday this week-end.

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Darby 06/23/13 - 12:49 am
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"Immagration (sic) reform is over-due."

Yeah, but only if we can affectively seal the border.

If not, then all we have is the world's greatest amnesty bill.

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