Obama Meets With Menendez, Gutierrez and Velazquez on Immigration

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

President Obama again pledged his support for the DREAM Act during a meeting today with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), reportedly promising he will talk to senators to encourage them to vote for the act as part of the defense authorization bill. His support is a step in the right direction, the three vocal supporters of immigration reform told reporters after the meeting.

“I think the White House, the Democrats, and the allies that support serious immigration reform are going on offense and the President is our quarterback,” Gutierrez said in a press release. “I have been pushing hard to get us all pointing in the same direction on this issue and now with the White House standing with us and the Senate poised to act, I think we are seeing that effort begin to bear fruit.”

Politico has more from after the meeting:

“The president committed to talk to senators,” she said. “We will encourage the community at large to help us, because next week is going to be a crucial week.” Echoing Obama, she called for an “up or down vote.”

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) added that Obama made it clear that he would “leave no stone unturned.” He said they asked Obama to use the “full weight, the full might of the White House.”

“Let’s have a victory next week,” Gutierrez said.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) advocated for the defense authorization bill, in which the DREAM Act is contained. “I trust that Republicans will join us,” he said, noting that the issue has been bipartisan in the past. “A clean vote without amendments to it.”

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NoAmnesty
Comment posted September 16, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

Does this “serious immigration reform” include amnesty for individuals already in this country illegally?


Banger909
Comment posted September 16, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

I feel. they to drop any and all parts of this Dream Act that deals in education path. The American Public just won't buy it. But I honestly believe if they focus on only the Military Service part they maybe willing to listen BUT They are not going to buy 2 yrs. either to weak. Up it to 10 years active service. What this shows is the ones who come forward are more willing to sacrifice and work hard for thier Citizenship. And this way there is no GIVE ME


Brittanicus
Comment posted September 16, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

Like Arizona, Nevada and the Sanctuary State of California, Border States have by far in the largest population of illegal immigrant households, that have been continuously gnawing at the public welfare programs and across the rest across the country. Whereas, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, state Senator Russell Peirce and Sheriff Ariapo have enacted laws such as SB 1070, to try to prohibit the illegal immigration invasion. I'm surprised that patriotic politicians has not openly expressed concern why the omnibus Consolidated Appropriations bill included a little-known provision that gutted the major provisions of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. This provision — buried on page 123 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, crushed within a month of the original extra border fence barrier.
If anybody cares to review the 2006 Secure Fence Act, that if remained un-amended by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson the growing occupancy of illegal aliens would not have happened and reached the 18 and up population.

Sen. Reid has done nothing to safeguard his state from being overrun by illegal alien workers in the entertainment and service industries or taking taxpayer unemployment benefits. With 15 million American workers jobless nationwide, one wonders why Reid hasn’t made E-Verify permanent across America to save jobs. Reid must be coming out of a coma, as he obviously in complete denial that the majority of the people want nothing to do with amnesty or back door amnesty of the Dream Act This Path to citizenship or the “DREAM ACT” is not limited to a few College graduates but an amnesty that includes illegal aliens up to age 35! And the illegal families homesteading arrival can even incorporate children as late as age 15! This bill is a giant fraudulent loophole that nationals can claim an amnesty without, providing proof of meeting certain conditions.

NEXT WEEK–Majority Leader Harry Reid is determined to see any form of amnesty for illegal aliens pass Congress before November's election. His new strategy is to add the DREAM Act Amnesty to the Defense Authorization bill. This dangerous proposal has already failed in Congress twice in the past 4 years, but the Senator Reid continues to favor illegal aliens over unemployed Americans.The DREAM Act amnesty is an anti-American worker, anti-American student, anti-legal immigrant, pro-illegal alien bill that would put millions of Americans out of a job and reward millions of illegal aliens for breaking the law.

As an addition, it will cause even more people to get citizenship, through “chain Migration.” Bringing even more to overpopulate this nation? More than half of Nevadans think undocumented immigrants are taking jobs away from Nevada citizens, as in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal poll showed. Tea Party favorite Sharon Angle's ad blasts Reid for voting to give “special tax breaks to illegal aliens” and to give those Social Security benefits “even for the time they were here illegally.”

Is 2010 shaping up to be an Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Liberal or Anti-Democratic year, definitely anti-pro-amnesty and ant-illegal alien beginning with the displacement Democrat Martha Coakley? Is this the year of anti-tax and spend? Smaller government and returning the power back to each state and the people. Is this the beginning pages of politicians working for “The people” again and not for the special interests, Wall Street, open border lobbyists—or financial gain? Only time will tell in the final results of the November midterm elections? Then as for a reduction in the illegal alien population In America shouted in the Liberal media? I don't believe it for one minute? NOR DOES ANYBODY ELSE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND?

Perhaps not the best person to be witted against Sen. Harry Reid, is Candidate Sharron Angle. But unlike Senator Reid the lady did NOT partially dismantle E-Verify, the illegal worker verification system, implemented by the Social Security administration and Homeland security databases. Angles doesn't carry ominous political baggage including supporting the Nevada welfare, unemployment benefits for illegal’s Reid is also a confirmed Pro-Amnesty lawmaker, when his own state of Nevada is suffering chronic unemployment and a withering state deficit.

OVERPOPULATION, congestion, urban sprawl, pollution, environmental damage, crime, diminishing resources, Diseases, lack of affordable housing, depressed wages, underground economic, fraudulent documents, identity theft, tax evasion, soaring crime rate, increased tax burdens, overcrowded schools, uneducated children, overcrowded prisons, inadequate health care, the balkanization of our communities and a large and growing population with loyalty to other Nations. Unknowingly you are supporting the 18–up million of illegal immigrant poor, who slipped across our intentionally undermanned border. An additional half-million are coming every year. Americans who are losing jobs to cheap immigrant labor. In a 1996 study, a Rice University economist estimated that illegal aliens were then displacing 730,000 American workers a year.

Vent your anger on the phone lines to Washington and your Senator and Congressman at 202-224-3121. Want justice on the illegal alien occupation—go to NumbersUSA.


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ozky
Comment posted September 17, 2010 @ 4:47 am

obama didnt make it he did so worst about reform,all about their own earn not for onathers. liears politicians no vote .


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