Obama And Lawmakers Meet On Immigration Reform

June 26, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – President Obama has met with a bipartisan group of Congress in order to begin creating a plan for immigration reform. Obama urged the group of about 30 legislators, to begin debating a comprehensive immigration plan by year’s end or early next year.

Obama has previously been rather ambiguous on what he planned to do on the topic, which is a heavily debated one, with divisions within each party that have made it difficult to find a solution to recreating laws.

“It’s going to require some heavy lifting. It’s going to require a victory of practicality and common sense and good policymaking over short-term politics. That’s what I’m committed to doing as president,” the president was quoted as saying in the Washington Post.  The president also announced a few moves he plans to take without the need for Congressional backing: re-focusing worksite immigration enforcement on employers and smoothing the efficiency and transparency of the agency that handles legal immigration and citizenship.
Senator John McCain, speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, said an immigration overhaul had a fresh urgency because of the surge in violence along the border with Mexico. But he said a guest worker program must be part of any immigration bill.


5 Responses to “Obama And Lawmakers Meet On Immigration Reform”

  1. Brittancus on June 26th, 2009 12:16 pm

    Every American, green card and working visa holder has a decision to make in the coming months? You can turn away and leave the rest of us to fight over the illegal immigration battle, or you can do your share? Simply put if you don’t mind the continuous AMNESTIES, that as a taxpayers the Status Quo in Washington keep taking your money for, thus supporting the Illegal alien occupancy of our nation. Or you can draw that line in the sand and say enough is enough! This simply means you as a voter can instruct your representative to do your bidding? Not the opposite way? If millions of us contact these politicians they would not be to keen, pushing for this AMNESTY. Specifically knowing that Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, an astute and well known analyst has conceived that this AMNESTY, would cost taxpayers 2.6 trillion dollars to implement on enactment.

    The person in the street who investigates the government statistics, think tank facts and a whole serious of data not corrupted by the open border, free traders and other delusional organizations. We all must come to realize that we have been programmed by our government to believe everything they print or say? Just like the 11 million number, which has probably doubled in the last seven years. They really have no conception of the number remaining here? Rational individual, should make his own mind-up of what to do? We can do absolutely nothing and let the unscrupulous leaders in Congress, tread us into the mud and leave us to scrap over this illegal alien crisis. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, has already using his influence to deny American workers jobs, by trying to slay E-Verify as Sen. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi–ALL PRO ILLEGAL ALIEN REPRESENTATIVES.

    No! its not perfect, but it is being continuously modified? NO! its not without mistakes, because that why you go to the Social Security office to straighten things out. Every immigration law that comes the publics way is annulled, because the majority of lawmakers are in this together. Paying just lip service to their own constituents and offering only unimportant distractions that don’t effect the voters wallet. Of all issues that resonate illegal immigration must be considered to be the master, because it effects our very future. Perhaps even more than the money forcibly extracted to pay for the illegal alien welfare is OVERPOPULATION. Your voice is needed in Washington, to seal the border, cut off all support and jobs to every illegal immigrant who violated the rule of law, by crossing into a sovereign AMERICA

    E-Verify should be the demand to every politician, that as a permanent addition to all enforcement. Not one employee should be exempt from a full examination of their legal status who exists on a payroll. It’s no doubt in my mind hundreds of thousands, perhaps many millions have remained hidden within the employer rolls of any business, taking existing jobs of many Americans? Perhaps Washington is so apprehensive that for years they have remained intentionally ignorant of how many illegal foreign workers have taken US worker jobs from janitor, warehouse manager, engineer to computer programmers?

  2. Brittancus on June 26th, 2009 12:18 pm

    Don’t anybody tell you that illegal immigrants are good for the economy? For businesses who harbor the cheap labor and make huge profits a guaranteed–YES! But certainly not for the US taxpayer, who supports the illegal worker? Summoning up the tax situation the Heritage foundation after complex analysis for 2004, conveys “that for low-skill immigrant households paid only $10,573 in taxes. Thus, low-skill immigrant households received nearly three dollars in immediate benefits and services for each dollar in taxes paid. The federal government operates over 60 means-tested aid programs. The largest of these are Medicaid; the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); food stamps; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Section 8 housing; public housing; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); the school lunch and breakfast programs; the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) nutrition program; and the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG).

    Many means-tested programs, such as SSI and the EITC, provide cash to recipients. Others, such as public housing or SSBG, pay for ser­vices that are provided to recipients.” Another fallacy is that illegal immigrants cannot apply for any federal benefits, but even those programs have been abused with fraudulent documents.

    Then their is the classic illegal female who slips past the undermanned border patrols, pregnant with child under the current misguided law, becomes an instant burden on the US taxpayer. Quoted as, ” Illegal immigrant households do contain some 3 million children who were born inside the U.S. to illegal immigrant parents. These children are U.S. citizens and are eligible for, and do receive, means-tested welfare of every category.” Assuming all Americans, even liberals and so called progressives want to know more, they should venture to the non-profit organization The Heritage Foundation under the headline, ”
    The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer by Robert E. Rector and Christine Kim Verify the extraction tool from the workplace of foreign labor and the 8th Amnesty is enacted against the peoples wishes, the next irreversible ultimate problem is OVERPOPULATION. Another headline that must interest the avid reader from the same source AMNESTY WILL COST US TAXPAYERS $2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS. The only outcome of this massive AMNESTY would be irreversible OVERPOPULATION. Steve Reiss, points a disturbing fact, not disclosed by our government. If the current immigration bill being debated by congress passes it will be the 8th AMNESTY in 21 years. NUMBERSUSA has answers.


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  4. Estoban - Phoenix, Az on June 28th, 2009 9:07 am

    “Senator John McCain, speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, said an immigration overhaul had a fresh urgency because of the surge in violence along the border with Mexico. But he said a guest worker program must be part of any immigration bill.”

    McCain is toast. We have 20 guest worker programs in place now. We are importing 138,000 foreign workers each month to compete with the 14 million Americans and legal immigrants for jobs to feed and shelter their families. Eight years have passed since 9/11 and our ports and borders have still not been secured! Obama has delayed implementing the use of E-Verify repeatedly. There are over 7 million lawbreaking illegal aliens holding American jobs and sending $billions out of our devastated economy to their homelands. The 1986 amnesty was a total failure! Since then, presidents, senators and representatives have failed their oaths of office to defend American citizens and enforce our nation’s immigration laws! Amnesty? Never again!

  5. steve on June 28th, 2009 7:16 pm

    wait! let me sneak in,, drop a baby, get free healthcare, foodstamps, schooling, while the good ol american taxpayer gets the shaft! ??? do WE get any of these things FREE?? What is wrong with this picture folks? they have “la raza” “the people” lobbying for them! calling us U.S. taxpayers Racist! for getting mad about this SNAFU? whos racist? they do not want to assimilate! they send money back to mexico, which turns out to be that countries #2 GDP!~ 12 million here?? folks! to be the second highest income, only topped by oil, there would have to be say.. 45 million here!! are you listening yet?? everybody living in ‘gated communities?” while they take over everything else? making your neighborhood look like little T.J. yet?? have a graffiti problem yet?? how many of us have to die? before you become alarmed??? time to WAKE UP FOLKS! they walked, ran, drove, swam here. they can do the same, taking their anchor babies with them! THEN~ they can get to the BACK of the LINE and come into this country the right way!!

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