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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 06:32 AM
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14. This bill will not make it through Congress.
Not enough voters want "immigration reform" right now.

Personally, I think that opinions about immigration in general would be more liberal if there were plenty of decent jobs out there.

As I have written elsewhere on DU, if the pro-immigration folks want a law, they should be urging Obama to get going with the jobs.

I know what the pro-immigration economic answer is, and I think that it has some validity in good economic times, but I don't think that their argument makes much sense now in the jobless economy.

Perhaps the pro-immigration groups should get on the "repeal MFN for China" bandwagon. That might do the trick, and it might send more jobs back to Central America and Mexico, from where many, many immigrants come.




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  -Democrat's immigration bill includes an I.D. card. It will only be used for employment? midnight  Apr-29-10 11:50 PM   #0 
  - There's a solution for the "your papers please" problem, they're proposing issuing "papers".  hughee99   Apr-29-10 11:54 PM   #1 
  - it is awful  William Z. Foster   Apr-29-10 11:55 PM   #2 
  - I agree this does not look like a win for the Democrats.  midnight   Apr-30-10 12:10 AM   #3 
  - that saddens me  William Z. Foster   Apr-30-10 12:19 AM   #5 
  - +1  The Northerner   Apr-30-10 12:47 AM   #8 
  - That's what they said about our SS numbers  Tempest   Apr-30-10 12:14 AM   #4 
  - on MSNBC it was said that Dems are willing to antagonize...  grasswire   Apr-30-10 12:32 AM   #6 
  - I have to say this is not what I could have every have imagined the Dems. to  midnight   Apr-30-10 12:43 AM   #7 
  - This bill will not make it through Congress.  amandabeech   May-01-10 06:32 AM   #14 
  - Repeal NAFTA, GATT?  Citizen Worker   Apr-30-10 12:48 AM   #9 
  - That bill was a real job killer for the middle class.  midnight   Apr-30-10 12:58 AM   #10 
  - well said  William Z. Foster   Apr-30-10 12:58 AM   #11 
     - exactly so  eyewall   Apr-30-10 01:13 AM   #12 
  - We already have an ID card for employment purposes, our SS card.  Better Today   Apr-30-10 05:10 AM   #13 
 

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