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Prez just doesn't do 'small' - NYT: Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One...Push
01-13-2013, 11:31 AM
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Prez just doesn't do 'small' - NYT: Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One...Push
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/pol...ul.html?hp

Quote:WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.

Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.

The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said.

Note how the GOP can always be counted on to want to move 'incrementally' -- to want to 'slow down', to 'take small steps' -- this is going to be HCR all over again. The only reason it may not be as contentious is that Rubio wants to use this to launch his presidential campaign.... that said, there's going to be some really ugly rhetoric generated over this issue, no doubt.
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01-13-2013, 11:54 AM
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RE: Prez just doesn't do 'small' - NYT: Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One...Push
The teaparty just saw this headline and responded, "See, told ya he were a feraner".

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