Obama's Immigration Agenda on White House Website

Univision.com, Posted: Jan 21, 2009

MIAMI — President Barack Obama's agenda regarding issues such as immigration was launched on the White House website this afternoon, reports Univision online.

It talks about a "commitment to promote a law that would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants," and "fix the broken immigration system" this year, the online statement says. Obama's immigration plan will include an improvement of border security systems, family reunification, punishment for unauthorized contract workers and a path to legalize undocumented immigrants with no criminal background.

According to data from the Census Bureau, there are an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many of them from Mexico and Latin America.

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Maria martinez on Feb 09, 2009 at 15:05:17 said:


jp on Jan 29, 2009 at 14:17:00 said:

people should known this nation is a nation of immigranted and i believed everyone deserve a second chance. and We are all immigrant because we all comming from somewhere whether it's our parents or else i believed if our parent did come to this country to find a better life themselves and for us as their children we wouldn't be here talking bad about immigrant from other country. it doesn't matter, also there are jobs in this country. people who born here won't do them, guess who do them the immigrants from other country. the work has to be done some how.

don't push immigrant out of the country, remember we are a nation of god. God BLESS AMRICA.

Rita on Jan 27, 2009 at 15:48:01 said:

I hope President Obama will fix the immigration law. I am for 16 years in the United States. In my first here, I was legal to work. After that year all the way to now, I am an illegal immigrant. For 15 years , I have worked hard and I also worked high skill jobs. From that time to now, I have four children born in the United States which my children are healthy and are very high averaged students. Also during this time, we bought our own house. So I, my wife, and my children have health insurance from my job. All those 15 years which I riased my children, I didn't take from govermnent any economic assistance.
I am asking the people who don't agree give the right to certain immigrants what they can do that is better than what
I did.

Frank on Jan 26, 2009 at 04:44:31 said:

I am a U.S. sergeant, and I am totally with documenting all the illegal immigrants no later than this year. Every U.S. citizen must remember that this nation is a nation of immigrants. Our forefathers came to this country and they were illegal immigrants, the only difference back then was that the immigration laws were very easy. Go my president Obama, and if you want to be relected again, you need to act swiftly on immigration reform, because you know that Latinos have voted for you in the biggest turnout ever in their voting history. And Mr. President, remember that the latinos have changed the states of Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada from Red to Blue, you know what I mean. More importantly, these illegal immigrants will boost our economy with bilions of dollars, just paying the fine will make The United States very rich, how about filling Taxes every year, imagin what will happen, may be trillions of dollars. They already live here, but they cannot pay taxes and support our economy because they are illegals, so please your excellency give them a pathway to legal resdidency now.

Positive Migration on Jan 25, 2009 at 10:59:48 said:

I was a kid when I arrived legally into U.S.A from Europe. I found at 18 years of age when planning to go to college that I was illegal (overstay). I did have a SS# and Drivers license. Got work and paid taxes. If illegals become legal, there will be more money at the treasure department (IRS), improve economy for well spending and buying homes, cars, ect..
The illegals here have current jobs. They are not taking from those born here. These jobs are those that American Citizens don't want to work, such as, Cleaning homes/ commercial properties, washing dishes, construction, work in agriculture fields,ect.
When $$ comes in from legal residents, the more you can retire on, as long as inflation is somehow controlled. My abusive husband is divorcing me because I am illegal. Where is the love, honor, obey, protect in the marriage?

STRONGWOMEN on Jan 25, 2009 at 09:20:14 said:

ok first of all to all these ignorant people, if we didnt have ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to this country WE WOULDNT BE DOING WORK that you lazy ass AMERICANS DONT DO! would you work for 6 an hour scrubbing toilets or delievering food?! GUESS NOT! ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS work harder then your lazy ass's. all you guys do is sit in a chair in front of a computer all day while we do all the hard labor! if it wasnt for us you guys wouldnt have your food delievered to your front door or having your coffee made! so shut up and think about if it was YOU! its hard enough for a student to go to school while 99% of the population of AMERICAN CITIZENS drop out of school while that 1% struggles to finish school and follow there dream, how i know?! is becuase i am that 1%! you guys need to analize things before you guys open your mouths! you guys arent really citizens! you ancestors and families migrated to this country. if your not NATIVE AMERICAN your NOT A REAL AMERICAN! so shut up you AGRROGANT PEOPLE! we have every right to be here in this country, just like you guys are!

Robert Cuncic on Jan 24, 2009 at 21:06:27 said:

If obama has any sense, he will get the ILLEGAL ALIENS out of this Country!

I can't say the ILLEGAL ALIENS are completely to blame for the shape of our economy, but they are a BIG part of the problem. The ILLEGAL ALIENS send BILLIONS upon BILLIONS out of this Country every year, money we will NEVER see again. Does this help our economy?

How about the BILLIONS the American taxpayers fork out for the ANCHOR BABIES, the schooling of them, the medical care and the list goes on, and on, and on.

How about the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS paid to jail ILLEGAL ALIENS for the crimes, then the cost to deport them. Does this help our economy?

Then you have these activist groups, the Catholic Church and the ACLU that want AMNESTY for these ILLEGAL ALIENS. It would be absolute suicide for this Country if AMNESTY were granted to the 20 million or so ILLEGAL ALIENS. We have more and more people out of work everyday and they want to add another 20 million to this Country? I say, "NO"!

If AMNESTY were ever granted to these 20 million ILLEGAL ALIENS, you can bet big money that 3 years from now, there would be ANOTHER 3-5 million ILLEGAL ALIENS demonstrating on our soil for AMNESTY.

An end MUST come to this illegal immigration. The perfect tool we have so far is E-Verify. It MUST be used by ALL businesses and Government Social Services. EVERY employee must be checked! If they are illegal, they are to be dismissed!

I believe it is time for all 50 States to pass a State law, like Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and a few others. It is time for these ILLEGAL ALIENS to go back to their home Country and get out of this Country. The problems they are causing will not go away until the ILLEGAL ALIENS are out of this Country. I think that is plain to see. No ILLEGAL ALIEN has the right to be in this Country for ANY reason!

AnnAmerican on Jan 24, 2009 at 10:15:29 said:

For your information American citizen tradesmen have been totally unemployed for at least a year, with no jobs available that illegals haven\'t taken. We were told skilled whites and blacks need not apply. Now, there are no jobs because Bush and the Dems let the illegals come here and then kept interest rates down so contractors could overbuild with cheap illegal labor houses where there was no demand. Then, they had to give loans like candy to sell the homes to even illegals who couldn\'t pay them back. If the illegals were not allowed in our country,there would have been no overbuilding and none of this melt down would have even happened. But, Bush had to brag about how many jobs he was creating (not for americans and the jobs were an illusion) and his \"Ownership Society\". (another illusion with sub-prime loans). Illegals GO HOME!! We never needed you and you have done enough damage!!

sajan on Jan 23, 2009 at 19:44:43 said:

if an illegal worker can do hard job and skills job,his is good for country and america need this persons here if u want to remake America.
They can do hard work ok thx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless america and president OOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBma

nancy on Jan 23, 2009 at 15:34:07 said:

i think we should make each and everyone in this country legal. if everyone is legal in this country than they all will pay taxes and we will have all records for them the people who are staying here illegally we dont know what they are doing and where they are so we should make every one legal in this country.

b sowers on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:44:21 said:

Every country is responsible for the care and welfare of their citizens. America cannot survive under the weight of the massess of additional poor people no matter where they are from. If we are to be good stewards of the earth we must function as a society of law abiding people. First we must be honest with ourselves stop feeding into political spin and do the right thing. All LEGAL immigrants are WELCOME TO come and share in the enhancment of America, those who forcefully push their way here illegally should be put at the back of the line and allow those people who respect our laws to emerge to welcoming open arms. I don\'t understand how anyone can propose amnesty which is a violation of the laws in America to those who put their middle finger up to the american people implying that they are above the law and will do as they please. It is the responsibility that all countries be held accountable to provide for their citizens. If I were an Illegal I would be ashamed to crawl to another country and beg for help because my own country is too corrupt and greedy to honor their own. For those who support ILLEGAL immigration shame on you perhaps you should take your strong positions, displaced loyalty and go to Mexico intergrate there and help the mexican government find ways to humainly provide for their own. This applies to any other country who comes to this country with their hands out for everythig free while continuing to allege to do work that americans won\'t do. Just who did those jobs before the massive influx of illegals came to this country. American\'s. There is nothing more pathetic than to be called a racist because we want the laws of our land and the respect to its people honored. following the laws of our land is just common sense, our duty,and the right thing to do. If the new President is a man focused on bringing change to Ethics, honesty, fair and legal rule of law surely no consideration of amnesty can be a part of his promise to enforce and strengthen the laws of this land that are on the books none of which would include Amnesty. The first Amnesty failed and we should learn from our mistakes and seek to avoid making that same mistake twice. The Rule of law applied to every one is the only thing that works and should work. there should be an end put to special treatment for anyone. Illegal immigration is a no brainer there is no provisions for anyone in America illegally and that should not be debateable Illegal entry should void any future legal attempts to enter this country which would be a deterrant to the problem of twenty million squatters who\'s first violation was to break our laws. the second violation includes increased criminal activity destruction of our social service systems and an array of dishonest mis representations against American citizens. refusal to follow even the basic principals of the laws currently on the books. Illigals and their supporters should stop postering and making demands based on fradulent rheotric and treat the American laws with respect. If Americans pushed their way into mexico or any other country with the intent to take up residency there without proper authorization what do you think would happend to those people not to mention those who terrorize the citizens with a plethora of criminal activities ranging from identy theft to murder not to mention other clandestint acts. \"To thine own self be true\" Do the right thing support the American rule of law. to those who do it the right way WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME.

UncleSamchez on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:35:36 said:

All those pro-illegal immigrant people have no facts, logic or basis to debate why 12-20 million law breakers should get amnesty besides an emotional plea.

What about the children? It\'s breaking families up. We\'re only doing jobs Americans won\'t do (Or Americans wouldn't do for that kind of money).

Then the only response they are left with is to call you a racist, ignorant or a xenophobe.

The US unemployment rate is 7+ percent (11 million people). We should be helping Americans and not subsidizing our southern neighbors ineptness at running their own country!

numbersusa.com Take Your Country Back!

cesar lue on Jan 23, 2009 at 06:35:12 said:

This country was made by God each person on this planet for and on American soil came here and see it, why are against illegal immigrants? we are all immigrant because of our ansesters who fight to be here where were u then, would u be here if they did not do so, you people are ignorant should be a shame of yourselves, we all can make a difference if each person get equal right to exercise there talent and trades to help development of this country be smart

arlene haye on Jan 23, 2009 at 06:05:26 said:

First and foremost all the people that talk against illegal immigrants are stupid, why because we are all immigrants weather you were born here or not,think about it if all and I mean all immigrants should leave this country what would happen,look obama father was a immigrant and if he did not come to this country obama would not be here this is not a co-incident, it is to be thank God for him,he can make a difference in each person life weather illegal immigrants or not. I know most of you have a illegal friend are they nice people we are all one, united we stand divided we fall, if all immigrants leave what would happen to this country. you all that talk about us illegal immigrants I came here legally but I over stayed because I see where I can make a difference in my life for my children is that wrong to do?, you are haters and have no love for your brother and sister, cut me u see blood when u cut yourselves what do u see?

Patrick Day on Jan 23, 2009 at 03:26:29 said:


dream big america on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:42:32 said:

In order for any illegal alien to be granted residency(who came here legally or not) has to prove that they do their taxes.

Do any of you really think any corporation such as a fast food place, or resturant, or where ever they can get a humble job...Will pay for their employees taxes? Thats a NO, besides them getting underpaid they will get taxed. And come tax season when all of us will be recieving some of the money that is being taken away from our checks, they will not be recieving a dime!!! Sure with there are programs out there that help, in a year illegal aliens will use $3 billion worth of benifits, but the government will cash in on over $12 billion of their unclaimed money. If illegal aliens where so bad for the economy then why isnt that goverment taking action??....Obviously because they love the profit of their labor.

Hispanics take the jobs that white people wont do!!! So why the complaining? I see bums out there all the time begging for money, almost always are they caucasian. They have social security #\\\\\\\'s, the ability for benifits. Something any illegal alien would never take for granted. They work anywhere without complaining, and you\\\\\\\'ll rarely see a hispanic bum. All these \\\\\\\"I\\\\\\\'m so scared of some kind of invasion comments\\\\\\\" are ignorant. Face it right now the heat is on the Hispanic Race! Same was for the African Americans in their time of slavery! Same came to the Irish who immgrated here aswell! Same came to the Japanese when we created racist camps!!! Dont any of you realize that history only repeats its self because humans cant seen to learn from our past mistakes.

This country is beautiful because its diverse, white immigrant have mixed well in this country and seem to have forgotten that white skin is European, not from this continents origins. The true settlers were the indians, the Aztecs. Its sad how quick you all forget that at one point your ancestors are going through the same situation and discrimination that you are all now putting Hispanics.

This country is meant for big dreams, and success. All I feel now is predjudice, and what an ugly race we have become. Instead of embracing each other we are pushing each other away. So sad that history has taught us NOTHING!!!

Blanca Sanchez on Jan 22, 2009 at 09:25:48 said:

My family and I are happy that we have a new president that is going to make a change and we have hope on you making it possible.

Edie on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:32:31 said:

Poor and illeterate people (including our own) do not pay enough in taxes to support themselves let alone their children's education or medical care. It is not about color/creed or race. It is about what is best for this country. I know money doesn't grow on trees, but face it, those food stamps, that medical care, their children's education is being paid by someone and it sure as h@ll isn't them. They are basically low wage earners. You cannot have a prosperous nation built on sentiment or emotion, you have to have good immigration policy. People who can not only support themselves financially, but add to the financial melting pot which is the U.S. Do you really think these people would be so eager to become citizens, if they knew they would get no support at all and have to pay for everything and I mean everything they used in this country? Didn't think so!

Edie on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:26:42 said:

What you pro-illegal supporters refuse to accept that President Obama was not elected to pass amnesty. It is the economy stupid. And do not under estimate the voice of the Americans who are against any type of legalization. It was not only republicans, but democrats, moderates and independent that stopped the last two attempts at amnesty. And face it, if the majority had been “for it”, it would have passed. Hispanics threaten that if amnesty is not passed within the last 12 to 13 months that Obama will not serve another term. I have news for you if he “does” pass amnesty, he will have another term. We are losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every month and “Hispanics” have the nerve to demand legalization of illegal immigrants because most are Hispanic. That is one of the most selfish and egotistical things that any group can say. All Americans, that’s right, all Americans need jobs, education and healthcare. Why would any decent President legalize more people in an economy that is bleeding jobs and the jobs that remain and will be created are needed by his own people. Hispanics better watch it, they are beginning to sound like the new “TAN KLAN”. Remember, for now, you are just fifteen percent of the country and if the rest of the country turns against you, no more Hispanic immigrants will allowed in this country. Don’t be surprised that in coming years, more white, blacks and Asians will be allowed. Their numbers will rise greatly and you will never be allowed to become the majority. It is not just about you, it is about the “entire” country.

Larry Brown on Jan 22, 2009 at 01:16:37 said:

It is smart politics for Obama to attempt a quick massive amnesty for illegal aliens and get them registered to vote. There just are not enough blacks in the U.S.A. to guarantee his re-election. The twenty million illegal aliens in the U.S. are mainly poor uneducated Latinos who will be very attracted to the Democratic Party's policy of taking money from richer Americans and transferring it to the poor. For Obama amnesty means black and brown around the town.... with whitey getting crushed for good.

citizen on Jan 21, 2009 at 22:11:13 said:

i agree with president obams plan, because the peole who is illegal and they works were an american alian doesn;t work. so america need this people for american ecnomy

serious on Jan 21, 2009 at 20:16:16 said:

For all those people that are complaining and are saying bad things about illegal immigrants are just hte worst people there is if you think you are better than you are wron you are actually worst. you might have papers right now ut when you die you dont and in Gods word no paper divide no one! One advice think before you write something useless I migh be young but I am wiser and than those who are talking smak! I am sure you were race better than that!

lily on Jan 21, 2009 at 19:33:07 said:

Well,you elected him, got your \'change\' coming, STOP COMPLAINING!

bill on Jan 21, 2009 at 18:32:07 said:

Illegal immigration will destroy the U.S. We are destined to become a "pananopy of squabbling minorities" to borrow T. Roosevelt's language. The poor, which will overwhelmingly represent the illegal immigrants, are net users. They will be reaping in entitlements and paying virtually no taxes. Not to mention the curse of bilingualism and extreme multi-culturalism.

JOSE ARREDONDO on Jan 21, 2009 at 17:43:11 said:


Rex on Jan 21, 2009 at 17:08:17 said:

Native American - You think that, if we passed some sort of amnesty, these 12+ million people would INPUT more money into the economy than they would take out in SERVICES? Ha! No way. Besides, they already pay some taxes that are unavoidable, and some buy cars anyway and drive (even if they are not supposed to do so). And those Senators and House reps that got booted lost for reasons other than immigration.

Mazen - You forgot the largest group that opposes amnesty, and it is by far the largest group. It is made up of normal, caring, NON-RACIST Americans (of all races) who have no issue with LEGAL immigrants who come here legally and adapt the critical features of American culture (yes, I mean they learn English).

You are right - I do fear the unknown. I fear that America will become a nation of ethnic groups that do not speak the same language. I fear that many (if not most) of the members of these groups will be Americans only for the benefits, and will remain loyal to Mexico or India or whatever country from which they came. I fear...well, know...that eventually this fracturing of America into ethnic groups that cannot and do not mix will lead to violence, revolution, and eventual dissolution of the United States.

True American Patriot (and you could not have chosen a less appropriate username if you tried) - No, most Americans OPPOSE amnesty. I will at least give you credit for calling it amnesty; most of your kind use the politically correct terms "comprehensive immigration reform" and "path to citizenship". Let's be honest - you want the border wall torn down, the Border Patrol and ICE disbanded, and immigration laws repealed...and you somehow think this will help America's economy recover. No way! ENFORCEMENT NOW! PERIOD! END OF STORY!

monterrey nl on Jan 21, 2009 at 16:09:32 said:

amnesty is a failure??? well most of the people i know that , benefitted from amnesty are not getting thier homes foreclosed because they dont live way abouve their means like most americans do ,

Bren on Jan 21, 2009 at 16:02:49 said:

Join millions of US citizens NOW to stop any/all attempts at rewarding these illegal invaders with amnesty.

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U.S. citizen on Jan 21, 2009 at 15:34:23 said:

I am pretty sure that rewarding the lawbreakers won,t solve the problem,it will be repeated back again in a few years. if amnesty Gaven . Why we do not just enforce our laws? even if amnesty given , won,t we enforce our immigration laws in the future!!!!!!!! if yes , so why we do not do that now ? we need the jobs for our citizen no matter what type of it,we must look at 1986 amnesty ,it did not solve the problem at all!! not just that but made it worse,

true american patriot on Jan 21, 2009 at 15:32:46 said:

Stop fussing about jobs.Immigrants will save our economy! Experts agree that the undocumented, a majority of whom are Hispanic, are one of the nation's largest sources of population growth. They add 700,000 new consumers to the economy every year, more even than the 600,000 or so legal immigrants, according to Pew's new study. What's more, 84% of illegals are 18-to-44-year-olds, in their prime spending years, vs. 60% of legal residents. Corporate sales and profits will get a shot in the arm if more of them move out of the cash economy, put their money in banks, and take out credit cards, car loans, and home mortgages. U.S. gross national product could get a boost, too, since consumers with credit can spend more than those limited to cash. (Business Week) We all need each other so lets find a way

thevor on Jan 21, 2009 at 15:30:14 said:

Mmajor is right. Illegal immigration and amnesty will only make the plight of the American citizen worse.

Illegal immigration breeds illegal labor which is the most obscene form of corporate welfare. With all the bailouts, the American people have had their fill of corporate welfare.

thevor on Jan 21, 2009 at 15:27:21 said:

We defeated amnesty once and will do it again. This time it will be easier because there are no "extra" jobs or social services.

There will be riots in the streets if amnesty is shoved down our throats. First the government plays reverse Robin Hood by taking from the taxpayer and giving to poorly run banks and corporations. The straw that will break the back is allowing 12-20 million law breakers to steal American jobs and scarce social services.

Keep pushing big government, keep pushing and you have a re-run of the American Revolution. When people are hungry, which they are and getting more so each day, they will act to protect their own interests. This is why amnesty is going nowhere.

true american patriot on Jan 21, 2009 at 15:02:00 said:

you people need to really understand why the economy is so bad one of the reason enforcement immigration laws america need more immigration and amnesty to all illegals that's the only way to restore americas once economy might AMNESTY NOW! PERIOD! END OF STORY!

Janize on Jan 21, 2009 at 14:49:13 said:

People wouldn't have done it illegally if the immigration system wasn't so fucked up. And most people don't have the time and money to come here the legal way.

And you really think they did that just because they wanted to break the law and take your jobs? No, they didn't, they took the risk of giving their sons and daughters a better life, since that won't happen at all if they still lived in Mexico or where ever they could have came from.

If you were in the same situation, you would have done the same thing.

M. Major on Jan 21, 2009 at 14:41:08 said:

AND P.S. MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WILL NOT FIX THE FREGGIN ECONOMY. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard!!! The government getting the "H" out of the way will fix the economy. That is how capitalism works. If you knew anything about the United States, you would know that.
Illegals are a pain in the a$# and a few illegals here and there is understandable...but F*#king 12 million. THat is ridiculous. That is what Americans are pissed off about. The inconsideration the illegals have for our laws and OUR RIGHTS. That is why we are fed up with Illegals and if it were up to the 80% of the nation that crashed the phone systems when the last freggin amnesty bulls*#t tried to creep through Congress..we would round the 12 million up and ship them back home. We have lost any sympathy we may have felt because now illegals are taking advantage and being disrepectful to this country and its legal citizens for their own benefit. Don't dish out more crap and expect us to keep excusing it. NO MORE!

M. Major on Jan 21, 2009 at 14:32:55 said:

If you came here illegally you broke the law. Any "punishment" because you broke the law is YOUR OWN F@#king fault. I'm so sick of this babbling BS about illegal immigration. Poor law breakers. WHAH! How could you make us leave your country, after all we don't give a sh#* about your laws or about the people I take jobs from or about the tax payers that provide my medical. Problems of illegal immigrants are not the problems of the United States or the people of the United States. Any one who thinks illegal immigrants are the victims only promote and approve of irresponsibility, unaccountability and of breaking the law. I'm sick of this sh*#!!!! ILLEGALS ARE NOT THE VICTIMS! THEY ARE THE LAW BREAKif you come here illegally and nothing goes your way, all of a sudden you are a victim. Illegals CHOOSE to cross the border illegally and any reprecussions from crossing illegally IS THE ILLEGALS PROBLEM. I'm so F*#king angry over this crap! YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM IF YOU ARE ILLEGAL! PERIOD

steve n on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:56:52 said:

the economy will only be fixed by the immigration policy pass. it is the source and will be the fix think

Ray Garcia on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:46:06 said:

There has been to many amnesties and not enough enforcement. Before any more amnesties lets enforce the immigration laws of 1986

C.GAGER on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:30:03 said:

i think the bill that WAS TRYING TO CHAGE don't make a difference on illegal immigrants to return home to apply to come back here it don't make any sense, they are not going no where and if's It's like that. they would do it to come here just look for work with the old bill that make. and get over it if you want people to come out of their hiding place you have to think what is better for them because i think if they return to their country they know that they will have an hard time returning to this country please don't play people for a fool they just want to work and have a new life just like you and me give people a chance to achieved what they want sending people back home is like you are kicking them out of your country, may be that's the point you are trying to make but to think of it would it stop people from coming across the border.no it would not.!!! you got to think human. just like your ancestors who come here illegally by killing the Indian's and take over there land these people not doing it to you. they just want to help build America just like how you want to do. what are you guys think when you say that...that's not intelligent that selfishness,to human-kind from a different country you are not feeling what they feel. but some day when we are in hot water you are going to need them here to help fight and protect of our enemy, and that's how you learn a lesson of unite immigrants build this country. and in the future the walls will not stop thier generations, generation will come here from allover the world. if these immigrants decide to return home America will be on the Holt.Iam asking this question,those god put us on earth to be illigals to another ones country.if is so, then we are illigals on his earth.in AD AND BC man travel with family from africa to far away lands and build and multiply and look at us today talking about illigals,are we soposed to be one of akind on this earth.thank god for back in time for freedom that our furfather have the chance to travel with out another one stop him,man should civilized more to each other today,than envy the other rigths to travel to find freedom and happiness can we give the man who have honest in his heart and goodness to other human-kinds that would make this world a better place if we take that chance to work with each other.to build a better AMERICA.

Katie D on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:18:51 said:

You people are crazy. Americans do not want amnesty and if it looks like it's going to happen we will start screaming. Americans need jobs just as much as illegal immigrants. Every illegal immigrant is a lawbreaker!

Ali on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:16:53 said:

\\\\\\\"Mazen Kanaan on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:07:45 said:

There is enough jobs and enough land for everyone that is here. I noticed that there are two types of people with anti-immigrant sentiments: one type is those who fear the unknown, or those that fear people who look or speak different, and the other type is those US citizens - usually lazy freeloaders - who fear that legalization will take away some of their federal or local benefits.\\\\\\\"

Someone hasn\\\\\\\'t been reading the papers. There are more than 10 million Americans officially unemployed and millions more discouraged workers who have dropped out of the labor force, not to mention illegal aliens who aren\\\\\\\'t counted in unemployment statistics. There are NOT \\\\\\\"enough\\\\\\\" jobs for everyone. Nor is there \\\\\\\"enough\\\\\\\" land for everyone when you consider that many states in the SW are already facing problems with water supply. Then, there\\\\\\\'s the little matter of California\\\\\\\'s meltdown. This most \\\\\\\"immigrant\\\\\\\" heavy of states is busted--busted in large part by poor, ignorant, non-English speaking illegal aliens who aren\\\\\\\'t paying taxes but are heavy users of services.

Ali on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:09:33 said:

Those of you claiming amnesty would benefit Americans are aiming to benefit only illegal aliens. Poor, uneducated illegal aliens would remain poor, uneducated legal workers only they'd be able to get welfare and benefits they can't now access, such as the earned income tax credit, welfare, and college loans. Look what trying to provide mortgages for poor Hispanics and illegal aliens did--contributed mightily to the subprime meltdown and foreclosures.

Furthermore, just who is going to process amnestied workers? And who's going to do and pay for the security checks on people who have been committing fraud for years?
If, as supporters of illegal aliens claim, we can't afford to deport them, we can't afford to legalize them, either. (Of course, employer sanctions would greatly reduce the need to deport and we already have mechanisms in place to legalize the most sympathetic of illegal aliens, those with U.S. citizen relatives, over time, at their expense, and with them going to the back of the line.)

Ali on Jan 21, 2009 at 13:03:03 said:

Today, CNN quoted Pres. Obama as saying that the keystones of his administration will be transparency and the rule of law. In his statement on immigration, we already see what the latter is worth--nada. Instead of enforcing the law and punishing those who have broken it, he instead wants to re-write laws. His motives are transparent--to get Hispanic voters.

American worker on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:54:41 said:

Yikes - you guys should really pay more attention and beleive much less.

Obama has shined you!

The W.H. issues pages were up seconds after the swearing in yesterday - not added today. Univision would have been lost in the hype yesterday, so they modified the facts. Again.

Obama is a smart guy and wants another inaguration day. Adding 20 million or so illegal aliens to the legitimate American workforce and welfare roles is political suicide and he knows it.

For those of you who feel instead of think: We has an amnesty in 1986 - it didn't stop illegal immigration then, it wouldnt now and that is not the goal.

The crazies at La Raza have teamed up with the greedies on Wall St to get o0pen borders at any cost.

Amnesty is not going to happen any time soon - thank goodness for America.

We need to handle illegal immigration and borders like Mexico does. Pretty extreme...si?

Radjamin Benito on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:48:30 said:

You people who doesn't agree about the immigration reform only know how to complaint but dont have any solution how to fix the immigration. We are talking about 12-15 million life who already here walking side by side with you! Do the screening, send back the criminals and live peacefully with them! Thats more logical than to send them all back home. If you are afraid to compete thats your fault, grumpy! Everybody should educate themselves, make a better America so that Japan, China or Europe dont take over the control of the world economy.

Radjamin Benito on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:42:35 said:

You people who doesn't agree about the immigration reform only know how to complaint but dont have any solution how to fix the immigration. We are talking about 12-15 million life who already here walking side by side with you! Do the screening, send back the criminals and live peacefully with them! Thats more logical than to send them all back home. If you are afraid to compete thats your fault, grumpy! Everybody should educate themselves, make a better America so that Japan, China or Europe dont take over the control of the world economy.

CALVIN GAGER on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:21:43 said:

people why are we acting so selfish against unfortunate human that don't have the opportunity that you and i have.thank god we have a bless country.that many people from poor country like to come and shear their vaule and skills.In America we have a lot to bill and learn.America have not it reaches it level,as yet. We can do a lot for immigant and undocument immigrant that come here,to fullfil their dream.and some come here for a better life,give them that chance. if we did let people who are honest undocument, and stop letting them hide in their shadow,America would not in this type of financial problem,because we American have too much pride,we got to take our pride hat off and reach out and give a hand to the unfortunate ones and lets poverty reduce. cause we all know that when they come here and work hard to make our country safe and clean so that you can enjoyed your comunity then let them be cause it will maybe stop crime and hate.we are all human and if you were in there shoe you would do the same so that SELFISHESS,AND LET GOD BLESS AMERICA...MORE,we are here on earth to help each other,and remember we are here for a short time so let it be and we shall have good leader and good doctor and good designer,teacher.we need people to teach our kids what the value of life and love towards each other so think on it if you are the intelligent one.let other smile like you and try not to be better than other cause we dont know what the future may bring to our country so live and let other live and GOD WILL SMILE ON AMERICA.PEACE. ONE LOVE ONE HEART AND LETS LIVE TOGETHER AND WE BE O.K....

true american patriot on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00:14 said:


true american patriot on Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47:06 said:

america needs amnesty now!
enough of empty,full of hate rhetoric's by republicans hate mongers and their friends AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT AMNESTY NOW!if obama betrayed his promises to the american people this is his first and last term
americans have heard enough of bushes lies for long 8 years

alex on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:55:13 said:

Enough of the silly sesame street argument that the untold number of illegal aliens are human being who work hard and have kids and families and therefore deserve amnesty. We are not the implementation of United Nations! We are a sovereign nation rules by laws. Enough Pluribus, time for Unum!

Mazen Kanaan on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:07:45 said:

There is enough jobs and enough land for everyone that is here. I noticed that there are two types of people with anti-immigrant sentiments: one type is those who fear the unknown, or those that fear people who look or speak different, and the other type is those US citizens - usually lazy freeloaders - who fear that legalization will take away some of their federal or local benefits.

Native American on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:36:00 said:

HrenandezUSA You are paid by NumbersUSA to write the above article, I see you post in all the different articles. IT WONT HELP YOU.

Its time for Immigration reform. It will only bring Prosperity. 12 / 15 Million, New TAX PAYERS, Home Buyers, Car Buyers,Appliances. this will assist in selling the empty homes that are decaying now.

Those who oppose Immigration reform, are the same ones that sit and collect Welfare, Otherwise how dose someone have time to oppose Almighty Gods children from making a Decent Living for their family.

No one can STOP PROGRESS. 14 out of 16 senators that opposed Immigration Reform in 2006 are now UNEMPLOYED.

The time has come for CHANGE. And there will be change.

HernandezUSA on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:02:19 said:

1986 Amnesty was a COMPLETE failure, because Enforcement was not REALIZED and now we have more ILLEGAL ALENS than every before!

End chain migration - no more family reunifications.

End all Social benefits to illegals and stop the incentives to come to this nation.

Encourage returning home with the skills the illegals learned here in the USA and demand CHANGE in their countries for a better life.

We need the SAVE ACT and E-verify used for every business and NOT Amnesty for criminals.

E-verify does not discriminate against RACE, Religion, SEX or physically capability only your Citizenship and your LEGAL right to be and work in United States.

If we can stop Predatory business owners from hiring then the Illegal Aliens will not Stay and return to their native Countries.

This ISSUE is not about RACE, but Governments Federal/State/LOCAL not doing their jobs, because big and small business owners want cheap workers and no labor laws to bother with......Its called GREED!


LO on Jan 21, 2009 at 07:53:22 said:

Document them now!!! Everyone deserves a chance at the dream!!!




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