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Legalization-First Could Scuttle Immigration Plan

john1088 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:28 PM
Schumer reminds me of Chamberlin...peace in our time. To this I say BS.Exactly what makes Schumer think that this will work? Overnight the alleged 11 million will become 30 million...no checks..no questions. They came here illegaly,stayed here illegaly,and now this idiot wants to give them legal status? You schumer are a real mental midget! But you're not alone...the liberal progressives are right there with you.There are millions of unemployed and under employed American citizens..what are you doing for them?
Ron781 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:41 AM
Restrict employment to legal residents and reduce welfare and unemployment support to be less than minimum wage and there will never be any job that will not be performed by Americans and cut unemployment rates as well. Seems like a no brainer to me.
Dave M Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 10:26 PM
Schumer knows it won't work. He doesn't care. What he sees are millions of new Democratic voters that will keep him in power and living in luxury for the rest of his life. That those millions will be living in poverty doesn't bother him in the slightest
To hear Sen. Charles Schumer tell it, lawmakers crafting an immigration reform bill will focus on two big tasks. "First, defining metrics that demonstrate that the border is secure," the New York Democrat explained at a Jan. 31 news conference. "Second, defining exactly what the path to citizenship looks like and how it proceeds."

For Schumer and some Senate colleagues, that is the short version of immigration reform: first, border security, and second, a path to citizenship.

But immigration reform as envisioned by the so-called Gang of Eight is actually a three-step process. Schumer left out the first part: immediate...