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Immigration: Game Over in the Senate, How Should House Republicans Respond?

Azera Wrote: Jun 24, 2013 12:43 PM
What's forgotten is that, back in the day, nearly all immigrants to this nation were coming here to "get rid of their country" and had the desire to assimilate into being an "American". That's not to say that they wanted to rid themselves of their heritage, but rather they were interested in being German-Americans or Italian-Americans. Their aim was to be an America - period. And they also didn't want America to become like te country from which they left or escaped. Not so with today's Mexican immigrants. They have no interest in assimilation. They want America to conform to them. They aren't necessarily getting rid of their country - just going where the jobs and money are. I personally know of folks who have companies that have Mexican workers that will tell their boss, "Sorry - gotta go back to Mexico for a month or two to be with the family". And they have the expectation their job will be waiting when they get back. I feel pretty certain that 80% of Mexican immigrants have no desire to become "Americans".
Azera Wrote: Jun 24, 2013 12:45 PM
...but rather they were NOT interested....

Sorry for the error.

Once Friday's immigration "breakthrough" took root in the Senate, final passage of the amended 'Gang of Eight' legislation became a fait accompli.  Barring a seismic political disruption, Harry Reid will file for cloture on the Hoeven-Corker substitute amendment later today, clearing the way for final passage by week's end.  It's the allure of a fairly speedy approval process that likely explains why prominent 'gang' members were happy to abandon their pretextual grievances against the Cornyn amendment and throw their arms around the new plan.  Byron York's Senate sources are telling him that this