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Obama's Immigration Plan: Expedite 11 Million Illegal Immigrants to Citizenship

NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:07 PM
Of course there were many tribes. The first Europeans to come here did not encounter closed borders. They encountered open borders. I don't know what is so hard to understand. You brought up the convention on the 14th Amendment and with it "birth on American soil." So, that's where the birthright discussion began. You said it was a "rhetorical question," thus essentially a statement. I brought up jus soli because you made the aforementioned "statement." "I was one before I became an American." One what? A footnote may not constitute law, but if it is codified, say in 8 USC § 1401, then it sure is. You do know how they make laws out of court decisions, don't you?

President Obama has wrapped up his $1.6 million campaign event immigration reform speech in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Now is the time for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform," Obama said.

Piggybacking off of a bipartisan immigration reform plan presented by eight Senators yesterday, Obama called on Congress to quickly come up with legislation.

"We can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in endless debate," Obama said. "For the first time in years, Republicans and Democrats seem ready to attack this problem together."

Although Obama focused on further enforcement as a top priority for reform,...