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Schumer: We Won't Let Border Security Block the Path to Citizenship

T172 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 6:24 PM
Republicans are in a tough spot I don't envy them, on the one hand immigrants are making up a larger than ever part of the voting demographics (ie. Asians are the fastest growing minority in America and they overwhelming voted for Obama over Romney), yet at the same time they need to keep their base which tends to be more anti-immigration. Obama knows this and is going to play this one beautifully, I think he doesn’t even care about it just wants to have the republicans continue to fight amongst themselves.

The bipartisan immigration reform plan introduced by eight senators earlier this week included two major things: The first being border security and enforcement of the law. The second, giving 11 million illegal immigrants a new path to citizenship. In order to prevent another 1986, when Ronald Reagan traded amnesty for a false promise of border security, and in order to move forward in a bipartisan fashion, the enforcement part of the plan must take place.

But speaking earlier today on Capitol Hill Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who helped introduce the bipartisan plan, said border security would not get in...