Obama Prepares to Take on Immigration Reform

April 9, 2009

(ChattahBox)— With President Obama’s plate filled to the brim the first 60 days of his presidency, with a deep financial crisis the likes this country hasn’t seen since the Great depression, two wars, a reform of health care and a gang of obstructionist Republicans fighting him at every turn, it’s no wonder the issue of immigration reform was put on the back burner. But now that is about to change, as the Obama administration announced his intention this week to address the controversial issue in May.

White House spokesperson Cecilia Munoz, announced this week Obama plans to convene a debate of both Democrats and Republicans to tackle the immigration problem in this country. Obama promised comprehensive immigration reform during his campaign. Reform legislation is planned for the fall.

The United States has an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living and working in this country and politicians differ widely on how to address the problem. Many believe illegal immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans and this will become a common refrain as the jobless rate increases.

Lou Dobbs, anchor of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, saw his ratings soar these past two years as he railed nightly against the United State’s immigration policy. President Obama would like to see a reasonable balance in securing the borders while treating the existing illegal immigrants and their families already here, humanely.

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano recently put a moratorium on workplace raids pending a department review of the policy, most likely resuming raids against employers and businesses, and not the worker’s themselves.

As a Senator, Obama backed immigration reform legislation introduced by former President George Bush that beefed up border security, as well as offering and a path to citizenship. Bush’s own party shot that proposal down in a nanosecond.

Immigration reform is a polarizing issue in this country and Republican opponents are gearing up to oppose Obama’s plans to fix a broken system. The rogue group of “Bluedog Democrats,” have not yet joined in the fray, but give them time.

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2 Responses to “Obama Prepares to Take on Immigration Reform”

  1. Brittancus on April 9th, 2009 6:05 pm

    In this melting economy and our lawmakers complete resistance to the US publics policies. American patriots must do the right thing and stop this violation of Federal law. No doubt it will be very difficult because the administration in power, is run by Left wing Democrats. Sen. David Vitter, Republican-LA has drafted S95, a law if enacted, could kill all funding to any city that is infamously branded a “Sanctuary City.” With indifference to American populations outcry any city that entertains as a refuge to illegal immigrants. They will have to search the deep pockets of their business co-conspirators, to insure costs for services. We all know the 50 Senators including Harry Reid, and Madam Pelosi who secretly suppressed e-verify, so that more than 300.000 illegal labor, could compete for jobs with American Workers.

    What are any of these idiots thinking, when their are 10 million jobless Americans right now in these United States? They must be undead zombies not to realize without any logic, that we can’t afford to subsidize as estimated by the Heritage Foundation 40 million illegal aliens? Perhaps professional people in limited numbers with absolute skills in the scientific fields. But certainly not uneducated, indigent labor who competes with legal low skilled whites, blacks or any other color, creed or religion? We all must be bloody fools not to recognize, that California nearly went into a $47 billion dollar crash. Because of the payout to the illegal poor who have figured out the way to short change Americans of their pay checks.

    Should this law get the backing of millions of Americans, we have the tremendous influence to sever most welfare benefits and government handouts, to anybody who steals into a sovereign country without being processed. In states like California where in just Los Angeles county alone, an estimated 4 million illegal nationals have settled there. The people‚Äôs safety net is now overwhelmed by families, who have learned to tap every social welfare program available. Legal or otherwise! Even Federal programs-for citizens only– has been compromised, including low income housing, pre-natal and after birth care, hospital emergency care, where the illegal uninsured, dumped on the entrance to a hospital by pirate contractors and business owners. It is Left for the taxpayer, to pick up the bill. Not just for major injury, but for flue, nail fungus or anything minor–and its free. All the while citizens are interrogated for their insurance card, social security number or money to pay. They get Scott-free care and we get a phone call from a debt collector or end up in front of a bankruptcy judge. California was just one state where local government has intentionally ignored the “Rule of Law.” Poor foreign nationals have turned our neighborhoods into littered streets and heinous crime scenes as never before in our history.

    Today we have a slender chance to stop this caricature of our laws. Call, write, fax or phone and make your demands real to these pro-illegal immigrant legislators. It seems their arrogant attitude can overrule the will of THE PEOPLE. The president has already informed us that an Amnesty is being readied. The problem is after the 1986 Amnesty, we were avidly promised–NO MORE. If yet another Amnesty is passed, the impoverished outside our lands will keep coming. Taxpayers have–and will be a permanent–THE BEAST OF BURDEN. Taxpayer in-perpetuity will be expected to carry in social services for every lawbreaker. We cannot afford another Amnesty. Every family from Guatemala, Kowloon and Bombay can sponsor all and every relative they possess and you end up paying for our traitorous politicians.

    Go to CAPSWEB to utilize their petition to condemn Sanctuary cities. Read the facts at NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIALWATCH, FAIR AND AMERICAN PATROL

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