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  •  that is the status quo if you accept the Repub (1+ / 0-)

    idea of deporting 11 million people as what we're currently planning on doing right now. which is not true.

    that's not a "status quo" it's what the Republicans want to do, and even George W. Bush(!) told them it was never gonna happen. why do you accept that idea as "the status quo", especially since its the oppositions idea? did you think that actually shortening the process down to a couple years would have been absolutely impossible because of the "political reality"?

    a a decades-long, complicated, drawn out immigration application process is what the actual status quo is. keeping it a 10+ year process, plus fines and penalties, in exchange for Not Deporting Them All isn't really doing anything but barely staving off the Deport Them All obsession, and it can hardly be called "reform" of the immigration process.

    "not deporting them all" may be the "liberal" part of the reform but that's pretty weak sauce.

    Banking on the American people to be able to sort all this out and declare the adult in the room the winner is a very big bet. -Digby

    by Boogalord on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:57:23 AM PDT

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