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  •  It probably could pass the Senate (11+ / 0-)

    but I have to wonder about the House.   I suppose Boehner might have to rely on the Democrats to help him pass it.   I would have to see details, but it looks like it could be a good plan.

    I agree with President Obama, our country's journey is not yet complete. We must continue the work that our forebearers at Seneca Falls started, and put the Equal Rights Amendment into our Constitution.

    by pistolSO on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:27:39 PM PST

    •  I think if it passes the Senate (16+ / 0-)

      There will tremendous pressure on the House to do something, or else they go into 2014 with Hispanic voters knowing that they're what stands in the way of immigration reform.

      Paul Ryan has already given some indication that he would support a bill like this.  

      I think the House will pass immigration reform.  The bigger question is what sort of poison pill amendments they try to attach to it.

      •  In light of this potential deal on immigration... (2+ / 0-)
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        rolet, grrr

        I believe it will be our solemn duty during the next two years and beyond to continuously remind voters (especially of Hispanic parentage...)

        There will tremendous pressure on the House to do something, or else they go into 2014 with Hispanic voters knowing that they're what stands in the way of immigration reform.
        ... that the Republican party had to be dragged kicking and screaming into doing something on this issue, and that the ONLY reason they're doing it now is because of the fact that they lost the Hispanic vote by such a lopsided margin.

        In other words, for Republicans, immigration reform is not something they want to do because it's the humane or egalitarian thing to do. They're not doing this for the benefit of the country.

        It's just politically advantageous for them to do so.

        "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

        by markthshark on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:04:11 AM PST

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    •  If it passes the Senate by a significant margin, (3+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Y, radarlady, rolet

      smth similar will pass the House.

    •  The racist Republican party has a big decision (4+ / 0-)

      to make now. They can join the rest of us out here in the 21st century and help pass a sane Immigration bill. Or, they can become a permanent minority party that can't win elections anywhere outside of the South.

      "I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head. Light my candles, in a daze 'cause I found god." - Kurt Cobain

      by Jeff Y on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:01:24 AM PST

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