Senate Immigration Proposal to Include Pathway to Citizenship

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OnClose, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. OnClose


  2. Lucrum


    That's liberalism for you.
  3. It's official, the state of IL. is governed by the mentally retarded, not that any further evidence was needed. They have concerns about fraud though. People that have already broken the law may break it again. Ya think? Nothing gets past these wizards.
    You have to be a vapid moron to believe this has anything to do with driving privileges. It's about getting an ID into the hands of illegals for voting rights and other benefits they can't get now.

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give illegal immigrants permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced.

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Illinois' measure into law Sunday in Chicago. Backers, including Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of the state's top Republicans, tout it as a public-safety measure. They argue that required facial recognition technology is reliable enough to prevent fraud.

    They hailed it as an important step for immigrant rights in Illinois, which approved its own Dream Act in 2010 to create a privately-funded scholarship program for immigrant students. President Barack Obama plans to discuss his plan to overhaul the immigration system during a trip to Las Vegas on Tuesday.

    "This was a bipartisan effort to pass an important law," Quinn said. "When the president speaks on Tuesday, he can say about his home state of Illinois ... we not only passed the Dream Act last year, we passed driver's licenses for those who are undocumented ."

    However, the law's opponents have pointed to hundreds of fraudulent cases in New Mexico, Washington and Utah after those states began giving illegal immigrants permission to drive. Illinois will not require applicants to be fingerprinted, for fear that would discourage immigrants from applying.

    "How many people would apply for this document knowing that fingerprints will be going to (federal authorities)? Probably not all that many," said Fred Tsao, policy director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, a driving-force behind the measure.
  4. pspr


    I'm all for immigration reform. In the way of a tall barbed wire fence and a field of land mines.
  5. Illegal immigrants now have a driver permit to drive to their illegal jobs
  6. OnClose


    Sure glad I don't live in Illinois.
  7. Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist".
  8. John McCain and Lindsey Graham backstab conservatives again.

    WTF were the voters of Arizona thinking when they reelected this guy?

    At least SC will have the opportunity to retire Graham.
  9. pspr


    The only way I would even want my Representatives to consider amnesty is if the border were absolutely secured and Engilish was made the national language.

    Regardless, amnisty to illegals is unfair to those in line to come here legally. And I haven't even considered the fact that this will swell our wellfare rolls by millions and give the democraps a huge voting block.

    I think it is better for the Republicans to risk a backlash in 2014 than pass this piece of crap legislation that would guarantee the demise of American values.
  10. There already is a pathway to citizenship. Is it slow? Yes. Could it be streamlined and improved? Yes. Should illegals be allowed to circumvent the system simply because they are here already? Absolutely not!
    Message to any republican that supports pandering to illegals. Gaining their vote will cost you my vote. Don't care about that? Then there are remedies.
    #10     Jan 28, 2013