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Immigration Overhaul 'Feels Unstoppable Now,' Backers Say

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Thousands of supporters will descend on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to call for legislation that creates a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

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Patricia E G (54)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:44 am
The concern over Illegal Immigration is by law...deportation. America's law makers have prepared for this.
Granting Illegal Immigrants citizenship for breaking the law and illegally entering the country is rewarding them.
The consequences of that will only encourage more illegal immigration. To fulfill agricultural work that is provided
by immigrants, get so many of our Unemployed on the dole Americans to fill those jobs. Return immigrants to the
countries they originated from in hopes they can build up that country through their work efforts. That's just my opinion.
Thank you Cal

pam w (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:53 am


pam w (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:55 am
Cal...I agree with much of what you've written...HOWEVER....I know a lovely young woman who was brought here illegally as an infant. Her entire life has been spent in this country (her parents are now dead) and the idea of deporting her to a country where she has no connections, can't speak the language and making her stay there is just WRONG!

There has to be a special provisions for people like my friend. She IS an American!

Gene J (290)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:21 am
You cannot currently send a star to pam because you have done so within the last day. Not even one per day is enough, Pam. Reason is not part of a mob rushing the stage, it never has been, and that is what is going on here. Your friend is not the only one, not by a country mile. Why send children born here, raised here, educated here "back" to a place they've never been, simply because their parents committed a crime? That isn't reasonable, probably not safe either for many of them. We need be the home of the brave and the land of the free as we work toward resolving this issue in ways that make sense.

Carrie W (6)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:32 am
Apprehensions of illegal immigrants are up 13 percent this year, the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol told Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers continued to bash the Obama administration for failing to come up with a way of measuring how secure the borders are

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:33 pm
As you say there is a difference with people that have not known any other home than ones that have only maybe been their two years or so


Winnie A (179)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:17 pm

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Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:03 pm

Billie C (2)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:51 pm
giving the free pass was tried once before and it got us here now. it's time to stop the freebies and jail and ship out the law breakers. they have no respect for our laws and will have none since they broke them to come in. they won't even learn our language they insist on us learning theirs. i'm tired of push 1 for english. now they think they can march in our streets and demand to be given their free pass. seal the boarders, track the people here on visas and stop the foolishness.

paul m (93)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:25 am


David K (3148)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:12 am
Very soon, comprehensive immigration reform will be introduced -- and could be passed -- in Congress.

Passing immigration reform is something that has been years, even decades, in the making. If legislators in both parties can put aside political posturing and summon the courage to do the right thing, we will make history together.

It's up to you and me to make sure our lawmakers find that courage -- and that they know if they step up and fix our broken system, we'll get their backs.

This is our moment -- join the grassroots effort to help pass comprehensive immigration reform.

President Obama and a growing number of bipartisan lawmakers have laid the framework for the path forward on immigration. They've identified three things we need to do right away:

We need to strengthen border security, streamline the legal immigration process so law-abiding companies can get the workers they need, and create an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows.

These are tough issues for politicians to wrestle with. But for myself and for millions of our friends and neighbors, immigration isn't just political -- it's intensely personal.

My grandma came to the United States as an orphan from Mexico. She never made it past the fourth grade -- she had to drop out of school to work and support her family. As an adult, she scraped by, working hard to give my mother a shot, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.

People like my grandma -- men and women in all corners of the United States, of all ages and origins -- have helped build this country.

They deserve a system that works -- and our country's economy depends on it.

We know what's broken, and we know how to fix it.

Say you're ready to fight for immigration reform. Add your name today:

America is watching -- let's get this done.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:00 pm
hold on, this is our dysfunctional congress we're talking about. I'll believe it when I see it.

. (0)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 3:00 pm
Yes Gene, the children who were born here will suffer because of their parents stupidity. It's the parents who have to make amends to their children. This country has been at fault for generations, and we have a President who seems to see no problem. Eleven million illegals...10 million unskilled jobs lost.
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