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(Politico)   Immigration's number 1 enemy? Time. Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull bill. Fritter and waste the political capital in an offhand way. Picking the ground in a place around your hometown. Waiting for someone or some law to get them away   (politico.com) divider line 5
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2013-08-28 09:49:46 AM
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theknuckler_33: There are fewer than 40 congressional working days until the end of 2013.

Even if you take an entire week for Thanksgiving and the entire last two weeks of the year for Christmas and only work 4 days a week for every other week and don't start counting until the first full week AFTER Labor Day, I still count 56 days. FEWER than 40 working days in FOUR months.

THIS is an outrage.


Sorry, can't cut into fund-raising days.

It's amusing that Fox News can spend hours on Obama taking a vacation here or there (and again, the quality of said vacation for a sitting president is a bit different with regards to actual downtime than the rest of us), but doesn't really get into the House schedule of only 9 working days in September.
2013-08-28 08:57:09 AM
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I can't comprehend how anyone can fail to grasp the basic mathematics.  What would it cost to deport 14 million people?  If you pack them into cattle cars like the Nazis, and let them die like flies, then I suppose it would be fairly inexpensive (a mere handful of billions).  If you follow the rule of law and deport them humanely, it would cost, at a minimum, several thousand dollars per person, possibly tens of thousands.  And as you push them across the border, they will just stream right back.  I suppose the theory is that the multi-billion dollar "fence" will keep them out.  Good luck with that.

The other basic problem that can't seem to be comprehended is that they're not all "Mexicans" so it isn't a matter of taking them to the Mexican border and cutting them loose.  They would have to be repatriated to their home countries.  And so their home countries also have to deal with hundreds of thousands or millions of cases apiece.  What if they refuse to take the people back?

In short, it would be another War on Drugs, costly, never-ending, eroding civil values and social cohesion, and achieving the opposite of its stated goal.

But blargle hurrdurr I guess.
2013-08-28 08:53:11 AM
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There are fewer than 40 congressional working days until the end of 2013.

Even if you take an entire week for Thanksgiving and the entire last two weeks of the year for Christmas and only work 4 days a week for every other week and don't start counting until the first full week AFTER Labor Day, I still count 56 days. FEWER than 40 working days in FOUR months.

THIS is an outrage.
2013-08-28 08:52:47 AM
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Biggest enemy of immigration:
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2013-08-28 08:50:06 AM
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Bayou_Boy: Otherwise, there is a perfectly legitimate and legal process to live in our country.


You don't even realize how screwed up our immigration system is. If you come from a country that is thought to be well-represented, your options for an immigrant visa are basically:

a) have family in the US or marry someone in the US
b) be the one best in the world in a professional field

If you come from an underrepresented country, you have the added benefit of a lottery. That's right, a lottery. We let people into our country based on a farking lottery system.
 
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