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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

I know that many in D.C. want this issue worked on now. But this is now technically an election year. What should have happened is Obama and the Dems run the immigration bill through like they did ACA, when they had a super majority in Congress. They didn't, and that is their fault. Now, with a political year looming, not much will get done at all in 2014.

P.S. If the Republicans did pass on a huge immigration bill that gave most everything that the Democrats want, does anyone out there think that there would be any significant change in voting by the Latino community? I don't believe so. They would still go on giving the same support to the Democrat Party. So, what's in it for the Republicans to pass on a bill that not only won't help them, but may hurt them with not only their base, but more Democrat voters being legalized?

lket
Bluffdale, UT

the party of no does nothing. only tax cuts are ever heard of from them. not paying bills. both wars never where put in the budget, but still need to be paid off. the rich got paid off by profiting from the wars. lets get some from them on the budget

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I am tired of the excuses,fighting and stalling get back to work.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

@lket "...the party of no does nothing." you mean the democrat party that pass the immigration bill when they had super majority? ya right! And they call themselves helping the "little guy" but when the had the chance - they passed healthcare law that caused the "little guy" to pay double in premium, copay, deductible and will cause more to be uninsured. Thanks a lot for helping the "little guy" dems

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Most of us out here in "reality land" don't see any reason whatsoever to pass a "new" bill. The one in existence isn't enforced anyway, and we have no reason to believe the Obama administration would enforce a "new" bill!

Mark B
Eureka, CA

I think I get the real GOP thinking from these helpful posters. It goes something like this: "We don't give a rip about immigration, except perhaps as a labor source for our sponsors in business. Humanity, compassion, uniting families? What's all that to US? These people are just going to become grasping Democrats anyway, so let THEM try to pass a bill, but it won't be with help from any of US."

prelax
Murray, UT

Amnesty hasn't worker the seven previous times. It just encourages more of it. We need people in government that enforce our laws. Only enforcement will act as a deterrent, and stop the dishonesty.

Love is sending people down the path of righteousness; rewarding illegal/dishonest behavior is not love.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@prelax
you maybe or may not be right but they are not talking about amnesty. they are talking about paying a fine, paying back taxes, a waiting period then get int the back of the line, If that is amnesty it is the worst amnesty I have ever seen.

prelax
Murray, UT

spring street

They come here illegally for the jobs, so allowing them to stay is amnesty.

sb744 has them paying a fine of $1000, $500 up front, it goes into a trust fund to help them work towards citizenship. There is no fine for id theft, social security fraud or perjury (i-9 form). And they do not have to make restitution for identity theft.

Back taxes only applies once they enter our system. They have to pay from the time they sign up to when they apply for citizenship. They do not have to pay for money earned illegally in the past. The back of the line is in their country, not staying here and working. That's amnesty, and it hurts those here legally.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@lket:
"the party of no does nothing."

Let's see who the party of no really is... House Repubs passed and sent several bills to Democrat Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate. The bills funded the government except Obamacare, funded the government with modest budget cuts, etc. And what did the Repubs get...? Total rejection by Democrat Reid and his Senate. There's your party of no.

"both wars never where put in the budget..."

Neither war was put in a budget. There was no budget.

@spring street:
"you maybe or may not be right but they are not talking about amnesty."

Staying in the US is... amnesty. And amnesty brings millions more. We saw it in '86 under Reagan. It would be more fair to get a mix from across the world. But no. We get nothing but neighbors to the south. Soon we will all need to speak Spanish to get by. We have a dozen or more Spanish speaking cable TV stations now... that subscribers must pay for but can't understand a word being said. That's how disconcerting it is.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

The Republican party 'takes back America' in 2010, and gets majority in the House.

Fast forward to 2013 and the Congress is the LEAST productive and has only a 9% approval rating.

Coincidence?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Tide goes in, tide goes out.

Republicans take the House in 2010…

does nothing the next 3 years.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@Pagan:
"Republicans take the House in 2010… does nothing the next 3 years."

Oh? The House recently sent several funding bills to the Senate who did nothing with them. Harry Reid said 'DOA' (dead on arrival) to each one.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@Pagan,

Don’t forget that the 9% approval rating of the Legislative Branch also includes all the Democrats.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Want to compare Republican Obstruction vs. Dem?

Ok!

‘When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in 2007-2008.' (From Republicans)

'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo – 01/27/10

Before the government shutdown…

Murray: Republicans REFUSED to go to (budget) conference....18 times' – 09/30/13

"We asked to go to conference on the budget 18 times, and Republicans said no," the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Monday night, minutes before a government shutdown.'

LEAST productive congress in history.

Republican built that.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Shouldn't Mr. Boehner at least talk? Isn't that what the republicans constantly complain about? Isn't it hypocritical for him to refuse to talk?

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