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  •  Romney should selfdeport in Lunacy world (8+ / 0-)

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 04:26:48 PM PDT

    •  Kolob? (5+ / 0-)

      The Republican brand: "Consequences, schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich"

      by D in Northern Virginia on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 04:32:05 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, That's Funny. As Opposed To 'Heaven' (1+ / 0-)
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        Which is so much more believable because the Bible is ... old ... and ... stuff.

        And Jed, all of the talk last night about 'comprehensive immigration reform', I'll write this all one more time:

        For more than two decades I have not seen any major political figure advocating for changing the U.S. family based immigration system.
        Mexico Has Dominated The U.S. Immigration System

        For 2010, Table 3 of U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010 shows that citizens of Mexico were granted 13.3% of all LPR's, more than the next two countries China and India combined, and more than all of Europe for 2010. For the year 2009, Mexican citizens accounted for 14.6 percent of all LPR's, more than the next three countries combined, and half again as much as all of Europe

        At the same time about 60% of all illegal immigrants are from Mexico.
        So what you will get as 'comprehensive immigration reform' legislation is what you got in 2005 which isn't 'comprehensive', isn't really about 'immigration' at all, and doesn't 'reform' anything.

        1.) You'll get a 'pathway to citizenship for the 12 million'

        2.) You'll get 'streamlined immigration', which will mean blowing the caps off of F2 and F3 (which will in my opinion again primarily benefit Mexico) i.e. you'll get more immigration.

        The President of the United States told you last night that the U.S. family based immigration system was 'broken' last night, and that something like this is going to 'fix' it.

        Lastly, again, 'self deportation' is no different than 'go after the employers' from the perspective of the illegal immigrant which is, again, why the Democratic Party never really 'goes after the employers' to begin with.

        I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

        by superscalar on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 04:59:45 PM PDT

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        •  Here Are The Statistics For 2011 (0+ / 0-)
          U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011

          In 2011, a total of 1,062,040 persons became LPRs of the United States (see Table 1 and Figure 1). The majority of new LPRs (55 percent) already lived in the United States when they were granted lawful permanent residence. Nearly 65 percent of new LPRs were granted permanent resident status based on a family relationship with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. The leading countries of birth of new LPRs were Mexico (14 percent), China (8.2 percent), and India (6.5 percent).

          I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

          by superscalar on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 05:26:23 PM PDT

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