Janet Napolitano Predicts Immigration Reform in 2010

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah Posted: Nov 16, 2009


WASHINGTON -- Timing is everything in the arts of war or politics, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Nov. 13 speech on the need for immigration reform.

“Now, while everyone may agree that the status quo isn’t working, what everyone may not be aware of is how much the immigration landscape has changed since comprehensive immigration reform efforts failed in 2007,” Napolitano said. “I’ve been dealing hands-on with immigration issues since 1993, so trust me. I know a major shift when I see one, and what I have seen makes reform far more attainable this time around.”

Napolitano’s speech at the Center for American Progress (CAP), rather than a rhetorical tour de force, was a finely calibrated recitation of the Obama administration’s wish list and rationale for the ingredients of a comprehensive immigration reform package it hopes will move through Congress in 2010. In its broadest and simplest terms, she described a “‘three-legged stool’ that includes a commitment to serious and effective enforcement, improved legal flows for families and workers, and a firm but fair way to deal with those already here.”

On the latter point, how to resolve the legal status and residency issues for an estimated 12 million people living in the United States illegally, Napolitano never mentioned the word “amnesty” in her speech or during the brief question and answer period for a standing-room-only audience.

In his introduction, CAP President John Podesta cited then-Arizona Gov. Napolitano’s comment in 2005 decrying the proposed construction of an additional 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border --“If you build a 50-foot high wall, somebody will find a 51-foot ladder”-- as evidence of her pragmatism.

Yet her comments touted America’s accomplishments of what some critics term a continuing militarization of the border to reduce immigration flows from Mexico. “The security of the Southwest border has been transformed from where it was in 2007,” Napolitano said. “The federal government has dedicated unprecedented resources to the Mexican border in terms of manpower, technology and infrastructure -- and it has made a real difference.”

In fact, by Napolitano's own admission, DHS is only 100 miles short of 700 miles of fencing that prompted her comment in 2005. “Fast-forward to today, and many of the benchmarks these members of Congress set in 2007 have already been met. For example, the Border Patrol has increased its forces to more than 20,000 officers, and DHS has built more than 600 miles of border fencing,” Napolitano said.

The emphasis was in keeping with Napolitano’s responsibilities as “the nation’s top cop,” as CAP’s vice president Angela Kelly, the moderator, termed the homeland security secretary. Thus, there was no discussion by Napolitano of whether the immigration flow from Mexico to the United States could be better addressed by bi-lateral macroeconomic policies or by a restructuring of multi-lateral trade and finance policies that often devastate small farmers and low-wage earners in developing economies. Napolitano stayed on message.

“The immigration debate of 2007 happened during a period of historically high levels of illegal entry to the United States,” she said. “Two years later, because of better enforcement and the current economic circumstances, those numbers have fallen sharply. The flow has reduced significantly – by more than half from the busiest years, proving that we are in a much different environment than we were before.”

Napolitano implied that a reduction in the number of immigrants to the United States due to a downturn in the country’s job market was a key strategic factor in the administration’s new push for reform. In response to one reporter's question she said one of her concerns is that “when the economy rebounds, we’ll see another wave of illegal immigration.”

While Napolitano cited DHS successes in drug interdiction and identifying “dangerous criminal aliens,” she also framed the immigration debate as a moral imperative at the core of Americans’ sense of fairness. Family reunification, like amnesty, was another term that never surfaced during the discussion, but the secretary made references to the often-lengthy waits that some immigrants encounter when trying to bring loved ones to the United States.

On the demand-side of illegal immigration -- employers hiring workers without knowing their status or turning a blind eye to unlawful entrants -- Napolitano boasted of DHS efforts in strengthening the E-Verify system, an Internet database. “More than 167,000 employers at 639,000 work sites use E-Verify. In the past month, the program has grown at the rate of nearly 2,000 employers a week,” she said.

In addition, Napolitano said, “We are auditing the books of thousands of employers suspected of relying on illegal labor to achieve an unfair advantage in the marketplace. As part of this effort, Immigration and Customs Enforcement audited more employers suspected of hiring illegal labor in a single day in July than had been audited in all of 2008.” No data was provided, however, on the fines and penalties levied as a result of the audit.

Despite the administration’s simultaneous tackling of large issues like health care reform, Napolitano said she had confidence in the Obama team’s capacity to multi-task. She said the administration’s decision to press for Congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform in 2010 had been made months ago, adding and that she came “to lay out for you what the administration is seeking. It is best to take up the whole problem, the whole system,” Napolitano concluded.


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Patrick Myers on Nov 28, 2009 at 22:12:18 said:

This country really needs Immigration reform to end the enslaving of the people in millions. You provide them with low paying job then you abuse their human rights plus you call them all names yet you receiving their created services and products. It totally does not make sense. And very wrong reality to live with.


arburg on Nov 26, 2009 at 16:33:19 said:

There is no logical reason to argue against immigration reform. Any society that denies the rights of one group of people welcomes divisive rhetoric. To deny civil liberties of immigrants; liberties given to us by God, our creator, is pant amount to the downfall of this great nation as a guiding moral light for the rest of the world. Whenever you take away the rights of one person you diminish the rights of everyone. We are one nation under God! Give immigrants the chance to pay a fine and stay here. What kind of nation do we live in where I.C.E. officers can legally come into your home and tell you how for the next 10 years you will be separated from your spouse or children for breaking an unjust law. Children cannot go with you because they are American Citizens. The children go into foster care. They will grow up to despise America for deporting their parents. Please support comprehensive immigration reform that allows everyone living in the United States to be United once again.

I fell in love with an illegal immigrant. I obeyed my heart. The "law of the land" would place a great burden on my heart.

My Government says that I need to live for at least 10 years without my wife. Punishment for entering illegally. My children and I are sentenced to 10 years along with my wife. The law says that Americans can not fall in love with illegal immigrants. As a result of filing papers for my wife with immigration she received deportation instead of legal residence.

In 1996 congress changed everything for Americans. We lost a little of the freedom we enjoyed before that year. In 1996 Americans lost the right to petition their government to allow their illegal immigrant spouse the right to live in the United states in a legal status.

This law needs to be changed along with scores of other abuses by congress in recent years that restrict the rights of Americans and promote this divisive anti- immigrant rhetoric.


Hope for us all. on Nov 22, 2009 at 15:55:49 said:

i am very happy to see that immigration reform is going to have a chance to finally pass. I immigrated here from Brazil when i was six years old, had no idea i was coming, things going bad back home with tax ID number, we refuse any benifits from the goverment and we are just waiting from a break from this great country in which i call home.
I soon will graduate high school and after that i have no options to do, i could join constrction or a low skilled work but im better than that, i want to succeed and i want to live the great american dreams that millions of people have come from all over the world for years to attain,
i am very hopeful of this and i pray almost everyday that i will wake up one day and be able to simply drive down the street to the library without worrying about getting stoped by the Police. I respect the police very much but they scare me, my uncle, father, grandfathers and many others are police officers in Brazil and thats what i want to pursue in this great nation of ours.
Just remeber that we are all human and we all come from one father, i WILL see immigration reform pass, have hope, faith, and stregnth my brothers because its coming.



Peace.Love and Hope.


salah on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:55:52 said:

if u didnt ger iti ger it dear .its easy to understnad and not gona cost u time . god give us 1 eurth and we are the humain make it in border .all of us illigal in eurth but ligal on the eyes of ALLAH english mean god .lets have hand in hand ,and dont be racist just looking to kill like wat u seee in playstation .all of us from adam and eve .if u r white just hormone of wether .black just hormone .yellow just hormoon .man we are brothers and sisters .if u dont work wake up in the morning and ask and search .but u dont want work because u need to stay home smoking drinking and gf beside u .everyone should go to work .u dont shame saying ligal ,illigal .if someone say this he will be in hell straight away .OBAMA IF U SAY IT U GONA DO IT .hit the antiimmigrants in the ass until they ger it .they dont want ger it .when they gona ger it ,never because is the hormoon .


salah on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:54:37 said:

if u didnt ger iti ger it dear .its easy to understnad and not gona cost u time . god give us 1 eurth and we are the humain make it in border .all of us illigal in eurth but ligal on the eyes of ALLAH english mean god .lets have hand in hand ,and dont be racist just looking to kill like wat u seee in playstation .all of us from adam and eve .if u r white just hormone of wether .black just hormone .yellow just hormoon .man we are brothers and sisters .if u dont work wake up in the morning and ask and search .but u dont want work because u need to stay home smoking drinking and gf beside u .everyone should go to work .u dont shame saying ligal ,illigal .if someone say this he will be in hell straight away .OBAMA IF U SAY IT U GONA DO IT .hit the antiimmigrants in the ass until they ger it .they dont want ger it .when they gona ger it ,never because is the hormoon .


salah on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:42:37 said:

Its not the Poor Migrant that brought unemployment to USA, ITS The WORLD GLOBLAZATION, Its cheaper to produce in Chine than in USA. GET IT? GOOD.
Here is a example only today a Solar Company in Mass said that its disassembling its plant in Boston and sending it to China because its cheaper to produce there, GET IT? GOOD


Tom Stewert on Nov 17, 2009 at 21:16:00 said:

I just spent 11 months and thousands of dollars going through the process of bringing my fiancee, legally, to the United States. She has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from a great Thailand University.

I will fight like Hell to try to prevent any more illegals from entering the U.S. especially Mexicans. Press 1 for English.


runester on Nov 17, 2009 at 09:13:29 said:

One need just troll these comments to see the argument against granting these illegal aliens, (besides the simple fact they are here illegally, and simply should not be rewarded), is quite valid. They whine, they accuse the very people who's hard calloused built the country they sneak like rats and cockroaches into. Of course these comments ares the acts of simple minds seeking a confrontation, which furthers the argument against this move. These uneducated, dirty, dishonest peons making accusations that Americans are lazy? Taking to the streets, flying foreign flags and making demands? They should have each and every one been arrested. They weren't simply because suits fear civil unrest. Well, history tells us that once a government is no longer the voice of its people, as this one no longer is, then civil unrest is inevitable. Sadly, it seems that voting is a bygone notion, with groups like ACORN involved, one simply cant trust the process any longer.


lee harvey oswald on Nov 17, 2009 at 09:07:46 said:

"Illegal is Illegal
Come here the way our ancestors did."

You mean like the pilgrims did by not asking permission to the Native Americans, by taking their land and their food resources, by spreading diseases, exterminating those who opposed encroachment, and finally segragate them in reservations?


jake dog on Nov 17, 2009 at 04:59:35 said:

Illegal is Illegal
Come here the way our ancestors did.
Learn the laws!
Learn the language!
Get a job!
Pay your taxes!!!
We shouldn't have to pay your medical bills.
Or feed your 15 children!!!


MRniceguy on Nov 17, 2009 at 01:23:41 said:

"Amnesty" a lot of people is waiting and asking for this.. illegal alien, OMG! everywhere has illegal alien. only in america, here you can heard voices saying "there taking our jobs" but the truth most of them dont want to work, and dont want to get pay small income.. and here are the illegal alien on the rescue.. what can i say! thre not picky and they just want to live like us! actually most of the lazy people i have work is those already citizem or born here. they a lot of questioning and demand.. i do demand i f i needed but demand like :"i dont wanna do that is not my job" demn! american so lazy (most of them) like they gonna die doing another work, an here the illegal what you hear "yes sir yes ma;am anything else.. so theres real;ly a big diffrence.. i know evrybody is willing to help each other and i hope president obama will stand for evrybody


LOYOLA MJ RODRIGUEZ on Nov 16, 2009 at 23:54:05 said:

If All of you so called Americans are so disgusted with having the so called illegals taking all of your jobs and your health benefits and food(food stamps). And all of you so called Americans don't won't the amnesty or reform to happen then why don't all of you leave and go back to your own country. Or do you even know where that is. Don't judge a book by it's cover. All people have done at least one illegal thing in their life, what is the difference. Illegal is Illegal. You were all in the same boat at one time or another, Bet cha. Oh and by the way, stop eating and drinking and vacationing all that is from Mexico and all of the other foreign countries, all of you - - - - - - -hypocrits out there in the real world. Just remember paybacks are - - - -. And of course all of you hypocrits out there who have children or plan on having children one day, will marry someone of THEIR choice not of your choice. THINK CAREFULLY..... Are you going to Hate those innocent babies the same way you hate all of these babies.You don't get to pick and choose. If you have any type of religion or true love in your heart, you should know the RIGHT answer. We All started from dust, why do some, still have to live in the dust? EVERYONE deserves a chance for a better life. Why do YOU get to pick and choose who gets the GOOD life. I ALWAYS thought there was only one GOD. And I don't think your him. How do I know this? When I go to church to pray and here the sermons, I don't recall EVEN seeing you near the church. STOP THE HATE...START FROM SCRATCH. EVERYBODY DESERVES ONE CHANCE. NOT ONE PERSON OUT THERE IS PERFECT. EXCEPT GOD, SO LET HIM DO HIS THING. ISN'T IT HIS UNIVERSE ANYWAYS,WE ALL JUST LIVE IN IT, ON BORROWED TIME OF COURSE, UNTIL (HE) CALLS US HOME.


LOYOLA MJ RODRIGUEZ on Nov 16, 2009 at 23:53:31 said:

If All of you so called Americans are so disgusted with having the so called illegals taking all of your jobs and your health benefits and food(food stamps). And all of you so called Americans don't won't the amnesty or reform to happen then why don't all of you leave and go back to your own country. Or do you even know where that is. Don't judge a book by it's cover. All people have done at least one illegal thing in their life, what is the difference. Illegal is Illegal. You were all in the same boat at one time or another, Bet cha. Oh and by the way, stop eating and drinking and vacationing all that is from Mexico and all of the other foreign countries, all of you - - - - - - -hypocrits out there in the real world. Just remember paybacks are - - - -. And of course all of you hypocrits out there who have children or plan on having children one day, will marry someone of THEIR choice not of your choice. THINK CAREFULLY..... Are you going to Hate those innocent babies the same way you hate all of these babies.You don't get to pick and choose. If you have any type of religion or true love in your heart, you should know the RIGHT answer. We All started from dust, why do some, still have to live in the dust? EVERYONE deserves a chance for a better life. Why do YOU get to pick and choose who gets the GOOD life. I ALWAYS thought there was only one GOD. And I don't think your him. How do I know this? When I go to church to pray and here the sermons, I don't recall EVEN seeing you near the church. STOP THE HATE...START FROM SCRATCH. EVERYBODY DESERVES ONE CHANCE. NOT ONE PERSON OUT THERE IS PERFECT. EXCEPT GOD, SO LET HIM DO HIS THING. ISN'T IT HIS UNIVERSE ANYWAYS,WE ALL JUST LIVE IN IT, ON BORROWED TIME OF COURSE, UNTIL (HE) CALLS US HOME.


Gine on Nov 16, 2009 at 21:55:38 said:

Hi everyone,

So, How many of you have ever been to Mexico? oh, lets just say Cabo or Mazatlan or somewhere to vacation. You sink your feet into the warm sands, enjoy that cheap tequila shot, and eat the yummy authentic food of Mexico. I mean come on... we know you loved every second of being on vacation. You loved the hospitality of the Mexican people but then when you get home and you see some Mexicans standing at the local spot looking for work; you simply can't stand them! Its... ridiculous. America is Bi-polar. Obviously, America needs an eye opener they need to see the slums of Tijuana, MX and realize that no one can live off a $1600 yearly income. Seriously, let's have some empathy. Remember, migrants have goals like you and I, they want their kids to get an education so they don't have to work the fields and in the factories. Don't you want to help someone who has potential to be successful? Think of immigrant children and their future. Don't punish them for wanting to live a lifestyle like you and me. America we stereotype Latinos and you have to admit that. Let immigrants assimilate into American culture as we hold on to our own culture and traditions.


Gine on Nov 16, 2009 at 21:22:19 said:

Hi everyone,

So, How many of you have ever been to Mexico? oh, lets just say Cabo or Mazatlan or somewhere to vacation. You sink your feet into the warm sands, enjoy that cheap tequila shot, and eat the yummy authentic food of Mexico. I mean come on... we know you loved every second of being on vacation. You loved the hospitality of the Mexican people but then when you get home and you see some Mexicans standing at the local spot looking for work; you simply can't stand them! Its... ridiculous. America is Bi-polar. Obviously, America needs an eye opener they need to see the slums of Tijuana, MX and realize that no one can live off a $1600 yearly income. Seriously, let's have some empathy. Remember, migrants have goals like you and I, they want their kids to get an education so they don't have to work the fields and in the factories. Don't you want to help someone who has potential to be successful? Think of immigrant children and their future. Don't punish them for wanting to live a lifestyle like you and me. America we stereotype Latinos and you have to admit that. Let immigrants assimilate into American culture as we hold on to our own culture and traditions.


Araujo G. on Nov 16, 2009 at 18:57:27 said:

Thank\'s God,finally reform....


olga piskacova on Nov 16, 2009 at 18:40:43 said:

Now Im illegal,because I waited and waited and trusted,first Busch now Obama,NOTHING DONE!!!They lied,they just wanted votes from us..God help families,with deported one of the parent.I have to go to court house,dont have a driver license.I am a nicesest and cleanest person around,just to think about a court is a SHAME for me.Thats what we deserve after almost 10 years hard work.Haven see my family,my country,my friends...just because I believed In presidents!!!!I cry every day I dont know what to do!!!


Mexifornian on Nov 16, 2009 at 17:55:28 said:

Finally Immigration Reform will come before congress. Americans want Immigration Reform. Let's get it done.


Delaware Bob on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:49:47 said:

What part of "NO AMENESTY" doesn't Janet and obama understand? We want the laws ENFORCED! I'm sick and tired of having these illegal aliens snub their nose at our immigration laws. I AM NOT going to be slapped in the face by these two. Who the hell do they think they are? They don't seem to understand "NO AMNESTY". Do they understand REVOLT?


Brittanicus on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:41:33 said:

Hopefully E-Verify will become a nationwide identity system to remove illegal workers from your office, from your factory? It has shown its efficiency, because the open border organizations have moved heaven and earth to smash it? Now it is firmly entrenched in every American workers mind, that it can save their jobs. Even Sen.Harry Reid, who tried to table it failed miserably and now, is funded for another 3 years. This gives reputable politicians time to make it mandatory and as it’s been evaluated as a good immigration enforcement instrument, it could be introduced for other purposes. As a national legal people's identifier and combined with other data bases, it usages could be essential to recognize fraudulent drivers license, auto registration. Child support, health care and many other verifications of individual who think they are safe from government. But its main restrictions will to terminate foreign nationals appropriating US workers jobs.

In the future this data base could be established at airport terminals for departures and arrivals. It will be an ongoing fight against the opponents such as US chamber of Commerce, ACLU, Council of Foreign Relations, business organizations, agriculture and other groups. It is certain to be a bargaining chip in shoving through another Comprehensive Immigration Reform package, that will devastate America with a overflow of poor, uneducated humanity, looking for free health care. Around the world rumors are already flying that if you slip across the sieve of a border, you can get work as low income and get all your taxes back by lying on the tax form. Tax credits for non-existent supported children is an industry, that costs the US government billions a year. If Napolitano thinks that the--ALL--Democrats will accept another trillion dollar budget deficit, cause by a new BLANKET AMNESTY. That bridge is still available in Brooklyn..? Very few Republicans will accept another AMNESTY? Not too much chance from Independents. Nor will legal immigrants or ethnic Americans who were born here, fought in four wars. Even people from South of the border are very reticent of allowing more people in, when there is 15 million unemployed. It means millions of low skilled workers would feel the crunch first, as already illegal immigrants who take their wages under the table, especially in Sanctuary States and undermine US labor?

I know quite a few Democrats who signed onto the Obama Presidency that will fight against any travesty called Comprehensive Immigration Reform? The one in 1986 was a complete disaster and unable to handle the sudden in surge of millions of more destitute people, thinking they were going to collect welfare? The doors to America are wide open, but nobody in their right mind is going to accept may be 2-3 million coming from the South when they hear Lady Napolitano proclaiming a new AMNESTY? Those who believe in America’s survival, without OVERPOPULATION as stated by the US Census bureau better read facts, not lies at NUMBERSUSA. Those who want details of corruption in WASHINGTON and state government go to JUDICIAL WATCH. Overpopulation, traffic hell should go to CAPSWEB. Other sites of interest on Immigration enforcement is ALIPAC and AMERICAN PATROL.


You/Lie on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:30:29 said:

You promise on CIR, do not lie again please!


Reform/Please on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:28:35 said:

Obama, you do not need to lie again.... It's time to reform.. or "You Lie!" mark will follow you until you die.


salah on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:15:19 said:

I COME HERE TO LIVE WITH MY SPOUSE BUT I WAS UNDER TOO MUCH ABUSE WITH DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE AND POLICE REPORT AND PICTURE OF THE INJURY AND WITNESSESS .BUT WHAT USCIS NEED MORE TO RESOLVE MY PROBLEME .NO THEY DONT WANT EVEN .JUST PUNICHMENT ME FOR NO REASON BECAUSE THEY ARE BUSY AND NOT NEED TO RESOLVE ANYPROBLEME BECAUSE WE NOT GONA FILE AGAIN .AND I WISH THEY KILL ME AND NOT KILLME THIS WAY .I AM SICK AND BROKEN PERSON BECAUSE TWO ACCIDENT I HATE TO WAKE UP EVERYMORNING .I AM SCARED TO BE IN STREET ,I DONT HAV FOOD OR PLACE TO STAY .I AM LIGAL PLEASE HELP GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH I ACCEPT JUST CHOOT ME .


salah on Nov 16, 2009 at 16:06:51 said:

i am ligal and become illigal for no reason and almost 5 years i cant support my self .and didnt see my mo long and now my mom is in critical condition .GOD HELP THIS WORLD TO UNDERSTAND .


olga piskacova on Nov 16, 2009 at 15:51:34 said:

Im waiting for reform for 5 years,hoping that somebody see this problem.I shoul get married for papers,but I didnt do it becouse of hope.Now my driver license is expired,cant renew it,police cout me,I did wrong turn,I have to deal wit court house.Im scared...who help me?Can I do something?Janet Napolittano...HELP!!!!


arburg on Nov 16, 2009 at 15:16:22 said:

The truth is that everyone is jealous of illegal immigrants because they take away jobs from Americans. Not True. American workers are afraid of hard labor and getting there hands dirty. I want to see an American working on their hands and knees in a dank and dark mushroom house for 12 hours a day seven days a week for 7.50 an hour cutting mushrooms. Forbidden from taking even one day off to see the birth of their child for fear they won't have a job when they get back. They pay their share of social security, medicare, state and federal taxes out of every paycheck. They file tax returns every year under ITIN social security number. They have money because they work like dogs. They have money because 10 people share the rent from a two bedroom trailer. They sleep on the floor. They are ignorant, they have no education, but they work at jobs no self-respecting American would be caught dead doing. They can't get our jobs. They can't even speak English or read and write. I want Immigration Reform so that employers will be forced to pay fair wages and decent 8 hour work days with overtime for Saturdays and Sundays. Thats just fair. Even more important; we need to stop paying out our asses for illegals to take a free plane ride back to their own country!


HernandezUSA on Nov 16, 2009 at 15:05:39 said:

"On the demand-side of illegal immigration -- employers hiring workers without knowing their status or turning a blind eye to unlawful entrants -- Napolitano boasted of DHS efforts in strengthening the E-Verify system, an Internet database. “More than 167,000 employers at 639,000 work sites use E-Verify. In the past month, the program has grown at the rate of nearly 2,000 employers a week,” she said. "

Lets speed up the process and make it Mandatory across the nation for every employer and clear the jobs of current and new illegals, Today!


Oguz Ince on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:52:24 said:

To all of you,

Please remember when you sit around the table with your family & friends next week Thursday the reason WHY we do have a Thanksgiving day.

Thank you


Cecilia on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:37:12 said:

Michael that was great! tell me about it the nerve for them to talk all that crap after they got here illegal too. But you dont so all the native americans complaining. Did you read the article on how the teabaggers got punked? It is hilarious look it up. According to the teabaggers all immigrants from europe should be deported!


Cecilia on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:34:51 said:

I hope immigration reform comes soon. I too married a an illegal immigrant and I dont give a crap on who thinks it is wrong. We pay taxes and as far as I am concern whose ever ssn he using should be thanking him. He has a 760 score on his credit. He manages all the paying bills in our house and it great at it. Never late. He pays into social security and pays taxes thru his itin. I am a usc and it impossible to fix his status. I am going to keep faxing and e-mailing my senators and president. REform will pass this time around!


Michael Smith on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:29:14 said:

Debra Gutenberg: ICE has found out that your greatgrandfather has illegally come here from Germany (turns out he didn\'t sign his name on the papers). You and everyone in your family needs to immediately go back to Germany. You can apply to try to come here again after your 10 year illegal entry ban if you meet all other requirements, pay all the fees and meet our \"good moral character\" clause.


Michael Smith on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:28:58 said:

Debra Gutenberg: ICE has found out that your greatgrandfather has illegally come here from Germany (turns out he didn\'t sign his name on the papers). You and everyone in your family needs to immediately go back to Germany. You can apply to try to come here again after your 10 year illegal entry ban if you meet all other requirements, pay all the fees and meet our \"good moral character\" clause.


Michael Smith on Nov 16, 2009 at 14:25:58 said:

Debra Gutenberg: ICE has found out that your greatgrandfather has illegally come here from Germany (turns out he didn\'t sign his name on the papers). You and everyone in your family needs to immediately go back to Germany. You can apply to try to come here again after your 10 year illegal entry ban if you meet all other requirements, pay all the fees and meet our \"good moral character\" clause.


Debra Guenterberg on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:38:10 said:

Yes, Kelli, you have to pay for the sins of your fathers. If your husband had not been brought here illegally by his parents, then you may be married to a legal citizen now. You also as an adult knew that he was not legally here and still made the choice to marry him. Why should we believe you did the RIGHT THING. The right thing would have been not to marry someone who is here illegally. If you would have married someone who committed a felony and he got caught, he would be in prison. You also decided to ignore the fact that he was not an United States citizen, married him and then had children with him. Um. NO, I don't feel a bit sorry for you. How about all of you go to Mexico together? Doesn't Mexico allow you to expect some immigration or law reforms in their country. Could you even voice your opinions on a web site. I am thinking NO. 2 illegal aliens used my husband's SSN to work and obtain credit since 1996. Whose SSN number did your husband buy? I wonder just how he is supporting his family. Our lives and our family's life was ruined by the 2 using my husband's SSN. Too much debt associated with my husband's SSN. So I guess the illegal aliens like your husband are really well documented with someone else's SSN. You won't have to be seperated (separated) if you go back to Mexico with your man! So, do THE RIGHT THING and follow the laws of our country, stop using our SSN'S and work in Mexico. Why don't you fix his country and it's laws. Lucks of Luck on that one! By the way, can you tell us where my husband can buy a new SSN?


Truth on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:36:59 said:

Stewie , Its not the Poor Migrant that brought unemployment to USA, ITS The WORLD GLOBLAZATION, Its cheaper to produce in Chine than in USA. GET IT? GOOD.
Here is a example only today a Solar Company in Mass said that its disassembling its plant in Boston and sending it to China because its cheaper to produce there, GET IT? GOOD .


Rob S on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:16:27 said:

Stewie you're way off... sure unemployemt is high right now, but a majority of those unemployed workers would never take the $3 per hour job, if they would, the unemployment number would be HALF of what it is. Now look at the 12 million people who don't pay a dime of taxes, yet get their children educated, hospital bills paid and even get food stamps all without ever putting one dime into the system!! That is the problem!! Legalize them and start making them pay like the rest of us.. no more free ride!!


David on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:03:37 said:

I agree I was brought here as a 4 year old legally but since they didn't renew my visa now I'm illegal and I will probably be having to go to Mexico for a long time.I can't afford to do that.Now I'm 21 and I'm a role model for my brothers and me and my long time time girl friends relationship will be lost all because I did all the right things and now I'm punish for something out of my hands!please make the reform!


Kelli Alferes on Nov 16, 2009 at 12:32:07 said:

The question remains when can we expect the new reform bill to pass? We need it now! Immigration is directly impacting my family. I am married to a Hispanic. His father brought him here when he was 15 and put him to work. We met when he was 19, he is 33 years old now. We have a family. We filed all the paperwork needed to put him on the legal path for citizenship. WE DID THE RIGHT THING. And after almost 5 years he NOW how has to leave the US and return to Mexico for a time period of 6 months up to 10 years. WHY??? It makes no sense. We have done the right thing and yet our family is being punished for the actions of his parents? How is this fair? Does anyone take that into consideration? I will remind you again...WE DID THE RIGHT THING!!! How will our marriage survive being seperated for up to 10 years? It won't...what about and look where it got us..no wonder people stay undocumented...


Kelli Alferes on Nov 16, 2009 at 12:29:24 said:

The question remains when can we expect the new reform bill to pass? We need it now! Immigration is directly impacting my family. I am married to a Hispanic. His father brought him here when he was 15 and put him to work. We met when he was 19, he is 33 years old now. We have a family. We filed all the paperwork needed to put him on the legal path for citizenship. WE DID THE RIGHT THING. And after almost 5 years he NOW how has to leave the US and return to Mexico for a time period of 6 months up to 10 years. WHY??? It makes no sense. We have done the right thing and yet our family is being punished for the actions of his parents? How is this fair? Does anyone take that into consideration? I will remind you again...WE DID THE RIGHT THING!!! How will our marriage survive being seperated for up to 10 years? It won't...what about our children? We are good people who did the right thing. Now look where it got us..we are loosing our family for doing the right thing.


Stewie Griffen on Nov 16, 2009 at 12:20:14 said:

Another slap in the face to the American Worker. I'm sorry 16 million unemployed Americans, but your going to have to compete against 16 million people who will work for 3 dollars an hour.

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