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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:33 PM

Momentum builds for U.S. immigration reform plan

Source: Reuters

Momentum builds for U.S. immigration reform plan

By Will Dunham
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:19pm EST

(Reuters) - Two U.S. senators launched a fresh move to put together a bipartisan immigration reform plan on Sunday, restarting talks on a proposal that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.

Since President Barack Obama was re-elected last week with overwhelming support from Hispanic voters, many Republicans have expressed a new willingness to work with Democrats to pass immigration reform after years of legislative inaction.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said he and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham have agreed to resume talks on immigration reform that broke off two years ago.

"And I think we have a darned good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year. The Republican Party has learned that being ... anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically. And they know it," Schumer said.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/us-usa-immigration-congress-idUSBRE8AA09G20121111

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Which of the mouth breathers in the house are going to vote for this?

Oh that's right, none of them.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:38 PM

3. How about slipping a change to the draconian laws that seperate law abiding spouses

Our immigration laws as a whole are behind and there are other very serious problems. In the modern world multi-national couples are much more common, and families may even live at different times in different countries.

You can be a law abiding couple married for 20 years and if you decide to spend more than a year outside the US our immigration system can cut off your spouse and you must go back through the entire immigration routine. Which could mean a year or more apart (what to do about children?), and if for some reason you can't find good paying work they will essentially "divorce" you and not allow the spouse back in. That is just not reasonable.

The entire system is full of issues that cause hardship in ways it should not.

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