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April 2nd, 2013
10:40 AM ET

Immigration reform deal in the works

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the immigration reform effort underway in the Senate, and why it's happening now.

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Filed under: Dana Bash • Immigration • Marco Rubio • Politics
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  1. vincent

    As one who complied with 100% of the rules to sponsor a foreign national to enter into the USA, I am APPALLED, that the "gang of 8" is considering a compromise.
    any, repeat ANY COMPROMISE is an outright insult to people like myself that followed the rules, provided bank accounts, tax returns and signed documentation promising that the immigrant would NOT collect food stamps, collect, welfare, and be a law abiding immigrant.
    As a resident of California, I see many Mex flags at demonstrations, and if you want to display Mex flags, then may I suggest you go back promptly to Mexico.
    I don't speak Spanish, I do NOT want to learn Spanish, and yes, I have a drivers license and I DO carry automobile insurance.
    I am a law abiding citizen, don't drink beer while driving, I have a passport showing that I am a USA citizen by birth.

    If the "gang of 8" is to compromise on anything, they should without any hesitation give authority to ICE to shoot to kill anyone who illegally enters this country. This goes for the 23 occupants of a ford pickup that crashed, and several were killed.
    To the illegals, take your filthy butts back south, stand in line when you want to apply, learn English, and don't think that your special, because you aren't.
    Quit drinking when your driving, turn your obscene music down to a dull roar, and don't move 25 people into a one bedroom apartment. Don't look for welfare, free medical, nor food stamps.
    If you want to display your Mex flags, see how much help you get from your Mex government.
    Go back home, and if you get your butt shot by ICE, that would put a smile on my face:)

    April 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
  2. Miquel

    Only the BAD Illegals WILL have to leave Obama says.
    Then what is a GOOD ILLEGAL?
    They say only the worst Illegals should be deported according to their
    violent past as the measurement of which VERY BAD
    Illegals should be deported individually..
    THEN what is it when ILLEGALS get paid cash under the table AND turn around
    and show falsified lower income data reported to public aid
    due to unreported cash income in order for their children to receive many forms of
    WELFARE paid for by us - hint this activity is FRAUD and also – TAX EVASION.
    And of course what about the Illegals working here using stolen identitys of
    other Americans to stay here ...hint--- now that's a FELONY.
    How is this not enough to deport? Is this what Americans want to
    support to become immigrants?

    April 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Vijay Krishnan

    Immigration Reform should not be about undocumented only. Legislators also need to understand the people who are in this country legally are having tons of issues with immigration. For Example, a spouse of a Legal Permanent resident who is from India/China/Mexico/Philippines have to wait at least 2.5-4 yrs to come to the U.S and this is ridiculous. While a spouse of a Non immigrant visa holder like H-1B and a U.S citizen are considered immediate relatives and can come to the U,.S without any delay no such provision exists for spouse of legitimate, law abiding , tax paying Legal Permanent Residents. This is totally unfair. Looks like the government is saying that if you follow the law and come legally to the United States you are kind of screwed. I really hope and pray that spouses of legal permanent residents are treated as immediate relatives in CIR and allowed to reunite with their family immediately without any wait of 4 yrs.

    April 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
  4. Jim Thomas

    You nonworking,freeloading people who think we the legal citizens of the USA owe you something,SORRY,WE DO NOT.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    April 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
  5. Mycroft Lake Travis Texas

    Lets hope they really secure the Border, bus the criminals and gang bangers back and get the good ones on a path to citizenship. Rubio is a joke. Makes me wonder why the Main Stream News Medias keep giving him a platform to air his nonsense. Is it just because the GOP needs to appear to seem inclusive to Hispanics , Oh yes that must be the real story, Rubio is Hispanic and even though it annihilates reason, he is a Republican. The GOP a dying Party of racists extremists that have obstructed Our President ever step of the way, causing further hardship people, the economy and our Country, just out of spite and hate. Stick a fork in them...they are done.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:56 am |

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