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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:24 PM

Republicans Introduce Immigration Bill

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IGOR BOBIC 4:04 PM EST, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2012

Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey (R-TX) introduced a bill on Tuesday designed to address thousands of the nation's young undocumented immigrants, the Associated Press reports. The bill differs from the original failed DREAM Act introduced by Democrats, however, in that it doesn't provide a path to citizenship:


It provides for three different visa levels: the first, good for up to six years, for students; the second, a work visa good for four years, and the third is a permanent nonimmigrant visa that would be renewed every five years.

Their proposal sets such conditions as saying that students may not have access to federal student loans or other federal benefits and that those with permanent visas are not eligible for public welfare benefits. They also stressed that the bill was not a path to citizenship and that those applying for a green card would have to go through the same procedures as other non-citizens. That differs from the Dream Act of two years ago, under which those who met the qualifications would eventually receive a green card.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. So bascially they are still second class citizens if I am reading this right.

Oh hell no. Full Citizenship path and amnesty to come out of the shadows if you can prove you are a law abiding citizen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:28 PM

2. WOW!!!!!

They really went WAY out of their way to show compassion, a change of heart on how to get along...hahahahahaha!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

3. I

just hope they keep treating minorities like this. They will keep digging THEIR OWN GRAVE.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. this is reaching out to Hispanics?

guess these folks are as clueless as they seem...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

5. Now let's open it up to debate

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

7. Texas Senator KBHutchinson introduces an Immigration Bill and newly elected R-Ted Cruz will

vote on it. Every person in Texas needs to pay close attention to this matter.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:45 PM

6. The GOP bill is called ''The Achieve Act'', it is NOT as good as the 'Dream Act' ...


I believe the Democrats will vote it down - it probably will not even reach the floor of the senate for a vote.

They said on the TV yesterday that under The Achieve Act folks would have to 'check in' every 6 months - just like being on probation.

I think the GOP is proposing this bill only so that they can say that the Democrats have voted against an immigration bill.

Grrr.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:53 PM

8. Well there goes the Latino vote.... NOT!!!! WHAT ASSHOLES...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

9. All that's missing is "Line up for your new tattoo..."

Does anyone else think this bill looks like it's for identification purposes only?

I'd never sign up for this if I were an immigrant. Would you?

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