Harry Reid: No immigration reform bill without citizenship

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...-without-citizenship-202956669--election.html

    Harry Reid: No immigration reform bill without citizenship

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is drawing a line in the sand on any congressional immigration reform proposals: No citizenship, no bill.

    “There will be nothing done in my Senate [on immigration reform] without a pathway to citizenship,” the Democrat told the Las Vegas Sun on Thursday.

    This could be a problem in the Republican-controlled House, where members have expressed reservations about letting any of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants who could benefit from an immigration reform bill become citizens.

    The Obama administration wants immigrants who overstayed their visas or crossed the border illegally to prove they've resided in the country for several years, have not committed any crimes and will pay any owed back taxes. In exchange, they'll receive temporary legal status that could lead to citizenship in about 15 years.

    Republican House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia said on Wednesday that he would most likely not sign on to a citizenship-inclusive reform bill, but would consider giving noncitizen legal status to illegal immigrants.

    But it's possible that Marco Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida who won office with support from the tea party, may be able to attract more conservatives to an immigration plan that includes citizenship. In an interview with conservative commentator Laura Ingraham on Wednesday, Rubio brushed off her theory that Democrats support immigration reform because they want a "vast path to voting rights" for immigrants in order to lock in more political support.

    "Here's the bottom line: This country needs a legal citizenship system that works," Rubio said. He added that any path to citizenship would be gradual. Conservative Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, meanwhile, called Rubio's plan "fair" when the senator came on his show this week.
  2. Fine then I suggest a bill that confers citizenship posthumously after paying $20,000 in taxes or 60% of net worth, whichever is greater.
  3. Lucrum


    From an email I received.

    Nevada Solar Co.

    The Solar thing just got a little more interesting.......REALLY! The Tonopah Solar Company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE. The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers. That's costing us just $16 million per job. One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG). The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother to Nancy 's husband.
  4. wjk


    I watched that interview and I thought it was a good plan. If I understand it correctly, Rubio's plan only grants citizenship after people waiting in line to become citizens legally have had their shot at it. The illegals would be allowed to stay in the country under certain conditions until then.


    In "my Senate"?

    Let's pray that Mr. Reid has a fatal heart attack or fatal accident or some other misfortune. Who's worse? He or Pelosi?

    This complete garbage after "our" ancestors came here LEGALLY through Ellis Island.