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  •  And if you had reduced the age... (0+ / 0-)

    to 25 the person in your horrific story would have been covered in the legislation...this might have gained enough Republican votes to pass...

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    by dvogel001 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 01:46:45 AM PST

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    •  that wouldn't cover the children brought in (0+ / 0-)

      after the last amnesty - that is the reason for this age delineation.  it really isn't arbitrary at all - it just hasn't been correctly explained.

      as a matter of fact, until YOU asked the question, i had not questioned why that age, either... and with some digging, i found the correlation.

      that is the problem with legislation not being fully covered in the media - we don't have all the facts and unless we spend time digging, we miss salient points.

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      by edrie on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:21:18 AM PST

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      •  Not every piece of legislation... (0+ / 0-)

        has to be perfect...to say the age has to cover since the last amnesty is a laudable goal but IMHO should not stop a negotiation to create a compromise that passes..

        Again letting the perfect be the enemy of the good or helping at least some of the people caught up in this horrible situation...

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        by dvogel001 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:49:08 AM PST

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        •  my take is that it didn't matter WHAT the (0+ / 0-)

          age of the children would be - the bill was destined to fail due to the staunch anti-immigration (translate mexican prejudice) going on right now around the nation.

          listening to the republicans equate honor students with the drug runners and coyotes had no basis in reality for what this act would be doing.  

          instead, the republicans resorted to non-stop immigrant bashing instead of helping find a solution to a very unfair situation that impacts children who had no say in coming here.

          this is part of the republican strategy to combat all attempts at immigration reform.

          MOVE'EM UP! ROLL'EM OUT... MOVE'EM UP RAWHIDE!!! meeeoooow! mrraaarrr!! meeeOOOOOW!

          by edrie on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 01:34:29 PM PST

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          •  Yes I understand... (0+ / 0-)

            that every legilsative defeat must be because they wanted any version of the law defeated and not that they wanted some reasonable changes...NOT

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            by dvogel001 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 01:54:50 PM PST

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            •  unfortunately, with this congress (0+ / 0-)

              that is exactly what is stated by the gop leadership.

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              by edrie on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 02:32:39 PM PST

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              •  I guess we will never know... (0+ / 0-)

                since no ammendments were offered to be voted on nor were alternative bills allowed on the floor...

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                by dvogel001 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 06:43:11 PM PST

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