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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: soundguy
Beating my wife? I've never hit a woman in my life, why would you say such a crazy thing?
The actual deal-breaker, which you failed to mention, was chain migration & visa lottery.
Washington (CNN)A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday formally unveiled their immigration proposal with new supporters -- even as the White House continued to call the deal dead on arrival.
Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, introduced their bill Wednesday afternoon with Sens. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, putting the bill close to having enough votes to pass the Senate, assuming unanimous Democratic support, but not quite to the 60-vote threshold needed to advance legislation.
If passed, the bill would appropriate $2.705 billion in border security improvements, eliminate the visa lottery, make permanent the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- offering a pathway to citizenship to those who qualify -- and limit "chain migration," or family-based migration, of the individuals eligible for the program.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave her strongest indication yet that President Trump would not sign the measure, written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), if it reaches his desk.
“It’s totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival,” she told reporters.
Trump also signed an Executive Order ending family separation, something Obama could have done and never did. Yet, he's still criticized because this is manufactured outrage.
Why do Democrats oppose immigration control?
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: conspiracy nut
I heard Trump say that only 3% of the people who were "catch and release" returned at the appropriate time for their hearings, while in actuality it is a little over 75%.
I would be greater than 75%, but some of the people who return for their hearing, aren't given one.
Lies lies lies. It's all the American people get from this man.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: mkultra11
Stop it with all the facts.
It surprises me how many people on the left blindly followed Obama and Hillary and can't quote their policies. They defend people who actually said things and did actions that they claim to oppose because they don't spend the time to learn the truth.
It's not about facts, it's about feelings after all.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
People who are anti-immigrant are just full of hate and want to scapegoat immigrants for all their problems.
originally posted by: neo96
And as far as illegals being allowed to vote.
Not just yet.
But they do get up on stage and speak at Democratic National Conventions.
The TRUTH shall set you free.
The UK/France/Belgium border is also 'juxtaposed' meaning UK border force are actually on the continental side keeping people out. The French hate it, they'd just let them on the trains and ferry's, they don't want them either.
So Democrats, why don't you want controls on the number of people who enter your country? Seems nuts to me.
" 'We want to work': refugees tell France why UK is so attractive New arrivals in France lack rights and help in navigating minefield of bureaucracy, MPs are told" Asylum seekers continue to flock to Calais in the hope of reaching Britain because France does so little to help new arrivals find work, retrain or integrate, a group of immigrants has told MPs.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: rollanotherone
Militarized police state..
Immigrants are good for the economy.
But the crime committed by Australian governments of all persuasions in the past 20 years is that, while they've been happy to accept the kudos for economic growth, they've been totally unwilling to spend the necessary cash to ensure the economy can cope with such a dramatic influx of new arrivals.
In essence, they've cooked the books.
As a result, many of our major cities are choking. Our infrastructure is obsolete. Utilities are struggling. That, in turn, has adversely affected our productivity and led to further distortions in how our wealth is distributed.
The laughable illusion of our economic miracle — the nation that fuels and feeds the world — is highlighted by looking just one small step beyond the raw GDP data.
If you simply divide our economic growth performance by the number of Australians, our growth doesn't look anywhere near as flash.