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Senate Democrats keep talking up Immigration….

What do you do when you don’t want to bring up a bill for a vote (Immigration ) ….


NEED to keep the issue alive for a segmenet of the voting public (Latinos and Hispanics )…….

You talk the talk ( Oh, we’re going to deal with  this Year! )…..


Don’t walk the Walk ( Sure…. we’ll take care of it on the day AFTER the November elections )…..

Senate Democratic leaders said Thursday that they are serious about having a vote on immigration this year.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democrats made that pledge as they unveiled their outline of an immigration reform plan, which has been widely viewed as a political exercise to help Reid and other Democrats with Hispanic voters, a growing electoral bloc.

Democratic strategists say the issue is not a clear winner like the Wall Street reform bill; Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the plan’s primary author, acknowledged that dealing with an estimated 10.8 million illegal residents is “morally complex” and “politically explosive.”

Even so, Democrats see it as more divisive for the Republican Party, which is under pressure from Tea Party conservatives to be tough on illegal immigrants but also does not want to lose Hispanic voters.

Schumer insisted a bill could get done this year despite widespread skepticism on and off Capitol Hill that the divisive issue can be tackled.

“In the past several weeks, pundits and columnists, reporters have almost all been saying the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform looked weak. I completely disagree,” Schumer said.

Lawmakers downplayed politics and challenged Republicans to help them fix “a broken system,” taking a similar approach to the argument they used to persuade GOP lawmakers to begin debate on Wall Street reform.

“What I say to my Republican colleagues: Work with us to fix this broken system, secure our borders and do other things that we’ve got to do; don’t just say no,” Reid said at a press conference late Thursday.

Reid emphasized that Schumer had put together his proposal after “months” of negotiations with Republicans.

“Those negotiations have been built on the bipartisan work of Senate colleagues in previous years,” Reid said, making reference to legislative pushes that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made during George W. Bush’s presidency.

That line was similar to the argument Reid and other Democrats made in recent days by highlighting the contributions of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to the Wall Street reform bill.


Chuck…why don’t I believe you?

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  2. Extra! Extra!

    Read all about it!

    “Arizona Revises Tough New Immigration Law”

    From article:

    “The changes include one strengthening restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis for questioning by police and inserts those same restrictions in other parts of the law.

    Another change states that immigration-status questions would follow a law enforcement officer’s stopping, detaining or arresting a person while enforcing another law. The earlier law had referred to a “contact” with police.

    Another change specifies that possible violations of local civil ordinances can trigger questioning on immigration status.

    Both the law and the changes to it will take effect July 29 unless blocked by a court or referendum filing.”


    Actions that result in the stopping or detaining of persons still leaves an opening but now the law is not so vague as to have enforcement be considered willful and capricious.

    Cops and crooks should be keeping their cameras at the ready just as much as their guns.

    Note: Goldman Sacs is bullish on Radio Shack! 🙂

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