Broad immigration bill cruising to Senate passage

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2013 2:12 p.m.

    After years of these posts, the hard core conservatives will never have the big roundup. They should all post ten times and then try to get over it.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    June 27, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    This scam is all about politics. The Senate does not give a twit about these so called poor people living in the shadows. What they care about is personal gain. Fist the Dems would love to have at least 11 to 20 million more votes to absolutly change the country into a Socialist/Communist Country.They are looking at a minumun of an issue to use in 2016 if the Housed blows this acam out of the water. Now the Repubs like Sen. Hatch are trying to buy those same votes. In other words trying to out Democrat the Democrats. And the dirty little secret are afraid of losing cash from bussiness who are addicted to cheap labor.We are being lied to in epic proportion. Read the above posts for more.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    June 27, 2013 4:32 a.m.

    "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tried to reassure conservatives that many of the criticisms of the bill, which he helped write, are "just not true."

    "stood at his desk to slam opponents of the Senate bill for what he said are false accusations."

    "Nor are critics correct to claim a new 1,100-page bill was recently introduced that no one has read, he said."

    Sound Familiar?
    Now Rubio knows what it is like dealing with the GOP.

    June 26, 2013 11:15 p.m.

    Hey hubbardesquire: Didn't we hear the same thing about the 2012 elections? And look how it turned out maybe you better take your crystal ball in for a tune up. Because it's on working worth a darn.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    June 26, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Could it really be true as reported that usually House Democrats under House rules will have an opportunity to have the whole House vote on the Senate passed immigration reform bill? If so, the odds are greatly improved that this Country will see the passage and signing of a comprehensive immigration bill this year!

  • Nosea Forest Grove, OR
    June 26, 2013 7:48 p.m.

    We have the highest unemployment in 100 years in the US, ~15% of the workforce out of work, and the solution is to bring even more immigrants into the US to compete for even fewer jobs, especially the remaining few good high tech jobs?

    If this does not confirm how out of touch the Senate is to their constituents, then I don't know what will. They have always done the bidding of the 1%, against the interest of the 99% they are supposed to represent.

  • hubbardesquire Alabaster, Alabama
    June 26, 2013 7:13 p.m.

    Amnesty is dead on arrival in the House. Everybody knows it. Obama wants to use this for the 2014 House elections in his attempt to get control of the House back to the Democrats. Besides, even if this passes, it will be repealed in 2016 when the Republicans win the House, Senate, and the Presidency. The reason that the Republicans will win big in 2016 is because when Obamacare hits full force, the Democrats will be voted out of office quicker than you can say "Jack Robinson".

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 26, 2013 7:08 p.m.

    This is a bad bill and rewards law breakers, and invites millions more to follow them illegally across our borders.

    Worse, it has many Senators revealing the fact that they voted for it before reading and understanding it, or they simply do not understand the clear language of the bill and fell for the untruthful talking points explanations provided by the amnesty advocates.

    Our own Orrin Hatch now supports this bill, which confirms the fact that he really should have been defeated in the Convention, or the general election last cycle. We are stuck with him, and his inability to see what the bill really says and does, Worse, he now will try to tell us that up is down and open borders are secure borders.

    This bill is very bad for our country.

    Especially because it removes any incentive at all for traditionally law abiding citizens to bother obeying any of our laws. "Illegal" now means "forgiven."

    "Really, what does it matter now?" as one leading Democrat said on another issue.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    June 26, 2013 6:17 p.m.

    Conceived in the shadows, with more lobbyists than Senators, and rushed to a vote before the Senators could read it.

    No one should be happy with this bill except business and those gaining amnesty for illegal immigration, multiple felons from ID theft, business hiring etc.

    We are rewarding a secret society. And putting the weight on our middle class and poor.

  • prelax Murray, UT
    June 26, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    "The bill's addition of 33 million new potential foreign workers in the first decade during a time of high unemployment threatens to collapse the wages of many middle-class occupations and to retard the ability of the working poor to move up to the middle class.Polls show almost NO public support (a) for work permits before full enforcement implmentation, (b) for increasing the flow of foreign workers, let alone the tripling of foreign workers.

    The bill that would give employers a $3,000 incentive to hire amnestied aliens over citizens and permanent legal residents.

    John Carney of CNBC writes that the Congressional Budget Office says S. 744 would create "another decade of pain" for American workers. With high unemplyment, and depressed wages. It does not stop 75% of those coming here illegally.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 26, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Rubio is dead as a conservative ... might as well join with his Demo-rat brethren and change parties.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    We should also start allowing bank robbers to keep the money they steal.

    And perhaps child predators to keep the children they kidnap.

    And then we'll just hope by doing that it will prevent more of it happening in the future.

    Ya, that will work. I'm sure of it. Barack says so.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 26, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    In the end this is rewarding bad behavior while attempting to win Latino votes. It is not in the best interest of the citizens of the United States.
    The rationale explained away by this AP reporter sound like talking points from the sham organization Americans for a Conservative Direction (which is anything but conservative).
    Let us hope the House stops this nonsense, as it appears the special interests have bought and paid for the Senate votes.